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  •  in Ann Arbor - URSA Academy - High Protein Lunches For Weight Loss When You’re Crunched On Time

    High Protein Lunches For Weight Loss When You’re Crunched On Time

    When we’re trying to stay on track with our weight loss goals exercise is great, but what we’re putting in our mouths matters most and ties the two together for maximum results! A low glycemic, high in fiber, and moderate carbs kind of food such as oatmeal or high in protein like eggs are both excellent food choices for breakfast. These will kickstart your metabolism and keep your energy levels up until lunchtime. So, what about lunchtime? We live busy lives and sometimes make poor choices when lunchtime creeps up and we didn’t prepare anything. Maybe you order takeout or grab a snack from the vending machine. Preparing lunch for yourself doesn’t ....

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  •  in Ann Arbor - URSA Academy - Recovering From Your Workout

    Recovering From Your Workout

    Recovery is an important part of reaching your exercise and fitness goals, but often overlooked! Not devoting enough time to recover will shortage the results you’ve been working so hard for in the gym. Here are a few safe and effective ways to recover from those challenging exercise sessions we put our bodies through. Stretching is the old tried-and-true method to increase our flexibility, muscle balance, and recovery. I suggest becoming knowledgeable on performing resistance stretches or ask a certified and knowledgeable professional to assist you. Adding stretching regularly not only prevents and soothes muscle soreness, but also results in a better body, better posture, ....

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  •  in Ann Arbor - URSA Academy - Stress, It’s Contribution To Weight Gain And How To Prevent It

    Stress, It’s Contribution To Weight Gain And How To Prevent It

    In today’s world we are all burdened with stress from work, financial obligations, and family matters. When stress is high, cortisol, the stress hormone, rears its ugly head. This can trigger pathways that affect our emotional well-being as well as our ability to burn fat and build muscle. So what do we do? Let’s find out! Consistent high levels of cortisol can lead to fat gain and redirect stored fat to places like our belly, and we don’t want that! Not only does cortisol affect our fat metabolism, it also can impact the hormones that affect hunger and cravings. When insulin is unavailable to deliver sugar to energy-craving cells, the body sends a signal ....

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  •  in Ann Arbor - URSA Academy - Three Secrets to Rev Up Your Metabolism For Optimal Results

    Three Secrets to Rev Up Your Metabolism For Optimal Results

    Foods we eat make a major impact on our metabolism. So, if you want to build a body that is burning fat and building lean muscle, following a certain macro-nutrient profile, one that is giving our bodies the proper fuel to keep us metabolic, is highly important. On that note, here are four ways you can tweak your diet to rev up the metabolism so that you can make the most of your kickboxing workouts! 1. Protein! Protein! Protein!
    Did you know that protein takes more effort to burn than any other foods and just eating it increases thermogenesis? In fact, it burns 20-30% of our calories. Protein also delivers all of your essential amino acids to help build and maintain lean ....

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    Check out our new website for URSA Academy!
    We proudly serve the Ann Arbor, Saline, and Ypsilanti Twp areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. BJJ, Kids Martial Arts, Fitness Kickboxing, and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! Facebook Google+ Twitter Instagram YouTube ....

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