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Prolab N-Large2

Prolab N-Large2


You want to gain pounds of powerful mass. Not random weight-gain, mind you, but slabs of new, dense lean muscle. The problem is, no matter how hard you train, how much you eat, or what muscle-building supplements you use, nothing seems to work. Progress is at a standstill. In fact, adding just one more pound of body weight is starting to seem like an insurmountable task. Look, if what you are doing is not working, it is time switch tactics. it is time for PROLAB® N-Large2.

N-Large2 was specifically formulated to address the unique nutritional needs of hard-gainers. This is no typical mass gainer; this is a synergistic blend of dynamic, muscle mass-generating compounds. Each nutrient-dense serving of N-Large2 is loaded with 600 body-fueling calories, 52 grams of growth-inducing whey, plus fast and slow absorbing Carbs for optimum post-workout glycogen replenishment.

Experience your true mass-gaining potential with N-Large2.*
•The ultimate Muscle Mass Formula
• 52 Grams of Mass-Generating WPC-80 Grade Whey Protein Concentrate
• 24.5 Grams of Essential Amino Acids Per Serving
• Fast and Slow-Absorbing Carbs for Optimal Glycogen Replenishment

* This product is to be used with a health diet and exercise regimen.

10 ways to exercise without realising

10 ways to exercise without realising

Not enough time to get to the gym? Try these sneaky tricks to get fit with almost no effort at all

1. Stand up
If you can, stand during the day as often as possible – get up every 20 minutes. And going for a brisk walk even if it’s just around the building or house or to the next block – you can burn hundreds of kilojoules compared to sitting at a desk for the same amount of time.

2. Take a deep breath
Studies show many of us tend to breathe with a shallow breath, especially when we’re stressed or anxious. Learning to breathe more deeply – taking in air right down to your core and slowly exhaling from there, rather than just tightly breathing into your chest, is an excellent metabolism-boosting exercise.

3. Squeeze and lift
Stuck in traffic? Don’t just sit there, work that pelvic floor – seriously, don’t laugh. If you are new to pelvic floor workouts, imagine that you’re trying to stop yourself from passing wind. You should feel your muscles contract and lift, pulling up your pelvis.

4. Use your head
If you like to ‘zone out’ for hours on end (and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t if given the chance?), try engaging those brain cells a bit more often. On average, your brain uses 20 per cent of your body’s energy a day. So switch off the TV and grab that Sudoku, and start crunching those numbers.

5. Enjoy a belly laugh
A good giggle can actually help you stay fit. Studies have shown that people who indulge in a hearty laugh burn about 200 kilojoules in just 15 minutes. So seeing a rom-com at the movies can now almost be a legitimate part of your workout routine.

6. Practise model behaviour
If you have a desk job, chances are your posture is affected. Use your upper back, shoulders and abdominal muscles to hold great posture like fashion models, and try squeezing an imaginary ball between your legs to work the inner thigh muscles. Better still, (if your work will let you…) sit on a Swiss ball, which will get your core muscles working.

7. Get into bed
We love this fact: sleeping burns up to 2000 kilojoules in eight hours. Your mind might be out for the count, but your heart keeps pumping and your body systems continue to do their work – just an another great reason to make sure you get enough sleep, it keeps you slim.

8. Multi-task while watching TV
Use the five-minute commercial breaks to squeeze in a bit of extra exercise. Try running on the spot, planking or setting a push-up personal best. Once the credits roll on your favourite program, turn the TV off. A study found that people who cut their viewing habits in half burnt an extra 500 kilojoules a day. Too easy!

9. Embrace retail therapy (no, really)
According to recent research, we on average make 132 shopping trips a year, adding up to nearly 160 hours of walk time – that’s about 200,000 kilojoules burned for the average woman. Throw in a couple of heavy shopping bags and you’ll get a pretty good upper body workout, too.

10. Act like a tourist
How well do you know your city? Grab some friends and plan a “tourist day”. You’ll be surprised how many kilojoules you can burn by exploring hidden corners, forgotten museums and local attractions.

7 Things That Could Hurt Your Relationship

Romance isn’t just about a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. A satisfying relationship can also make people feel happy and healthy. But keep in mind that successful relationships aren’t just about rainbows and butterflies—a healthy partnership requires communication, respect, and plenty of good habits from both people. So when dating that special someone, avoid stalking their ex on Facebook, keeping feelings bottled up, and splitting the double cheeseburger every night. These bad habits could make a great relationship take a turn for the worse.

7 Things That Could Hurt Your Relationship

7 Things That Could Hurt Your Relationship

1.    Trying to Improve Your Partner

There’s no such thing as a perfect person, so don’t expect unrealistic changes. Reminding him or her to make the bed is one thing, but trying to radically change shyness or anxiety is another and could be ignoring the underlying causes for those issues in the first place.

2.    Avoiding Fighting

Love isn’t all good, all the time. Disagreements are bound to happen, and arguments can be a healthy part of a relationship. Never having conflict may make compromise impossible. Just don’t make fighting an all-day affair.

3.    Not Talking It Out

If something is wrong, the other person probably can’t read your mind. When a problem comes up, speak up at the right time. One study suggests young couples are less stressed when they talk out their issues than when they keep their feelings bottled up. And don’t forget to say, “I love you.” Expressing emotions—positive and negative—can benefit that bond.

4.    Allowing Jealousy to Take Over

Doubting your partner may be a symptom of a larger problem: relationship insecurity. And women who feel insecure in their relationships may be at greater risk for health issues like a weakened immune system. Some advice for reducing envy, at least temporarily? Stay off Facebook and other social networking sites.

5.    Spying

When two people want to make it work, trust is key. Have confidence in your mate and respect their privacy: Don’t snoop through texts, emails, or bedroom drawers. (Definitely don’t use this!)

6.    Doing Everything Together

Everyone needs some alone time (yep, even hopelessly devoted couples). Solitude may even enhance relationships, making time together more valuable.

7.    Lacking Self-Confidence

Not feeling confident in a relationship can really do some damage: Low self-esteem is sometimes linked to low sex drive, which could make things less heated in the bedroom. Getting active, setting goals, and even smiling can improve self-confidence. But don’t forget that an unhealthy relationship can actually cause low-self esteem, so steer clear of someone who makes you feel less than great.

Indian Wonder Herb Ashwagandha – Antidote for Stress

Indian Wonder Herb Ashwagandha - Antidote for Stress by Dr. Gian Singh Aualakh

Indian Wonder Herb Ashwagandha – Antidote for Stress

Indian Wonder Herb Ashwagandha – Antidote for Stress

by Dr. Gian Singh Aulakh

Most mornings the alarm clock has barely gone off and Priya, a 33-year-old vice president of a communications firm in Gurgaon, is already obsessing over the day’s to-do list. Combining the demands of an all-consuming job with the challenges of being newly married and the things that come with that – a house, juggling budgets, and more – can seem overwhelming. “When I wake up, my brain is on fire,” Priya says.

Exercise helps me regain my equilibrium,” she says. “After a hard workout, I don’t even remember what I was stressing about.” A lot of us could use that relief. Almost half of us eat unhealthy; 47 percent of us can’t sleep because of it; it makes one in three of us depressed; you-name-it woes that it’s easy to think of chronic stress – a common problem today.

“Stress may also be responsible for encouraging addictive behaviors and other unhealthy habits by disrupting the part of your brain responsible for self-control and decision making”

When you’re faced with a nerve-racking situation, your body increases production of the hormone cortisol, part of what experts call the fight-or-flight response. The kind of stress most of us face is the ongoing sort – credit card bills, relationship tension, and office layoffs – which keeps cortisol levels elevated for days. which in turn, appears to encourage the body to store additional abdominal fat.

“Stress is associated with just about every chronic disease we know,” says Jill Goldstein, PhD, director of research at the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Heart disease, diabetes, depression, and some cancers are the most notable examples.

“Stress may also be responsible for encouraging addictive behaviors and other unhealthy habits by disrupting the part of your brain responsible for self-control and decision making.”

Conventional wisdom suggests that we are just a deep breath, a relaxing bath, or a soothing movie away from discovering the secret to a stress-free life.

Rather, the latest research reveals that revving up your body with exercise may be the most effective antidote. This breakthrough discovery has scientists now saying that cardio workouts may actually remodel the brain to make it more resistant to stress hormones.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has become one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs in use in the Western world. It is a rejuvenating Indian herb, also called India Ginseng. It is used to help the body resist physiological and psychological stress. The name Ashwagandha translates into “smell of a horse”; this is a reference to both the unique smell of the herb, as well as the virility of a horse, an inference to the traditional use of Ashwagandha to support a healthy male reproductive system.

Ashwagandha is a wonderful herbal remedy for soothing the mind. It has antioxidant properties that helps in destruction of harmful oxidants in your body and prevents damage of healthy cells and formation of new cells. It is a good aphrodisiac and it helps in improving the quality and quantity of the sperms. In females it helps to prevent leucorrhea.

Health Benefits

  • Confers immune system protection
  • Combats the effects of stress
  • Improves learning, memory
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Reduces brain-cell degeneration

It may take upto the four weeks of daily use to feel the difference. It also promotes both virility and vitality. One may well say it is superior for whatever ails you and not be far off the mark. The usual recommended dose is 500 to 1000 mg, twice daily. For people who suffer from insomnia and anxiety, having a cup of hot milk that contains a teaspoon of powdered
ashwagandha before bedtime is beneficial.

Please consult your doctor before using Withania somifera.