The Relaxation Response

‘The Relaxation Response’ is a term coined by Dr Herbert Benson of Harvard University in 1968. He had good success with reducing stress and controlling the fight-or-flight response. Direct effects of Dr. Benson’s relaxation techniques includes deep relaxation, slowed heartbeat and breathing, reduced oxygen consumption and increased skin resistance. The Relaxation Response Technique is as follows: Sit comfortably and quietly Close your eyes Start by relaxing the muscles of your feet and then work up your body relaxing each of your body muscles

Fastest Way to Build Muscle

What’s the fastest way to build muscle? As a fitness professional blessed with a good physique, I get that question a lot from friends and clients at the gym. I always answer them the same way. There is no single fastest way to build muscle that can apply to all because that would depend on an individual person’s body type. That usually puts a damper on their faces. But I quickly add that it is easy enough for anyone to pack on size as long as he applies the proper techniques.

Physiology of Cholesterol

Cholesterol is primarily synthesized from acetyl CoA through the HMG-CoA reductase pathway in many cells/tissues. About 20–25% of total daily production (~1 g/day) occurs in the liver, other sites of higher synthesis rates include the intestines, adrenal glands and reproductive organs. For a person of about 150 pounds (68 kg), typical total body content is about 35 g, typical daily internal production is about 1 g and typical daily dietary intake is 200 to 300 mg.