Friday, October 30, 2015

Eating Processed Meat Increases Risk of Cancer and NOT "Gets Cancer"

"The Cancer review on processed meat does not ask people to stop eating meat, but to reduce intake to lower cancer risk" as stated by World Health Organization in their official twitter account. But the report was posted by International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Note, IARC was established 50 years ago through a resolution of the World Health Assembly as a functionally independent cancer agency under the guidance of WHO.

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In a Two-Pages Press release, IARC highlighted that "The experts concluded that each 50gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%" ”These findings further support current public health recommendations to limit intake of meat ,” says Dr Christopher Wild, Director of IARC. Dr Wild even mentioned that Red Meat has nutritional value. Now, let CFB gives you a summary.

1. In a day, a person should eat less than 50 gram of processed meat daily. Meaning, you should eat less than two slices of ham or bacon per reports.

Bacon. Photo by

2. The IARC report said "increases the risk of colorectal cancer". This means, eating processed or red meat won't allow your body to get Cancer but there's a risk of Cancer. Risk is different from getting a disease.

3. WHO highlighted, "The latest IARC review does not ask people to stop eating processed meats but indicates that reducing consumption of these products can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer."
Anatomy of the lower digestive system. Photo by Cancer.Gov

4. What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine, which is the lower part of the body’s digestive system (Cancer.Gov)

NOTE: Early next year, IARC will meet again and review this latest findings and soon implement a corresponding healthy diet which includes red meat.

Bottomline, people can still eat processed or red meat in less than 50 grams daily and of course, add some fruits and vegetables to your diet plus daily exercises.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Why we need Post-workout Massage? Try The Spa By Omnia Bellus!

During Workout, our muscles are engaged in very intense exercises and weight-lifting. Muscles might be damaged without us noticing or feeling it. But do you know we can help our muscles back to normal or even let them grow with the help of Post-workout Massage? In a recent Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; (1) Just fifteen minutes of massage after a brutal workout improved proprioception and strength in the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle (2) Researchers speculated improved muscle fiber regeneration was responsible for the effects on body awareness and strength.

Here in Cebu, Cebu Fitness Blog discovered a new and clean Massage Spa that every Cebuano Gymrats need, The Spa By Omnia Bellus. This Spa is situated in ground floor, Andy Hotel, AS Fortuna Street, Mandaue City Cebu. It is owned by business partners Mark LLoyd Jamelo and Mrs. Darryl Pascua Manubag. The said Spa has relaxing interiors, from its Entrance, Reception Area and inside the Massage Rooms. Not to mention its unwinding looks of its bricks that make the Waiting area feels comfortable for Massage Lovers. Oh, if you love this kind of blocks, contact Cebu Natural Stones in Facebook.

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Signature Pinoy Hilot Massage = Php 400.00
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Foot Massage [60 mins] = Php 300.00
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

VIDEO: Three Lowers Abs Exercises for "v-line" Pelvic Muscles

As you know CFB loves Six Pack Shortcuts, a youtube channel catering Dudes and Bros who are aiming for body building and lean body. SPS creates video guides on how to properly work on your body parts during workout or gym routine. Yesterday, they posted this interesting "Three-Move Lower Ab Workout For A Killer V-Cut Six Pack " and CFB believes this one really works.

Now for the Workout Breakdown:
1. Hanging leg raises for 3 sets of 10 reps
2. Reverse crunches for 3 sets of 10 reps
3. Hip thrusters for 3 sets of 10 reps

Here's the specifics from Jonny:

0:58 - First exercise will be the hanging leg raises - Remember, this is a SLOW AND CONTROLLED movement, so be mindful to not swing your legs and use momentum. Relax your hips and legs and pull your lower body towards your chest using your abs.

1:47 - Keep this workout intense and burn the maximum amount of calories by cutting rest breaks as short as you possibly can.

2:53 - Definitely take a quick drink break so you are staying hydrated - Very important for your muscle cells to get a contraction and pump.

3:29 - Final set on this exercise, we've got 10.

4:00 - The 2nd exercise will be reverse crunches. Lay your back flat on a bench and grip overhead as you pull your knees towards your chest, focusing on letting your lower abs do the work here, guys.

5:24 - Set 2, no time for rest - we are working hard! My knees are slightly bent so I can ensure that my hip flexors are nice and relaxed. The only tension I want to feel is in my lower abs.

6:34 - Back down for the final set. Let your feet nearly touch the ground so that you can get a greater range of motion for yours abs to get a more effective contraction.

7:24 - Here it is - the finale! Hip thrusters on an incline bench - Try your best here, I know your abs are nearly fried at this point.

8:50 - Set 2, these are a bit quicker. As soon as your hips touch the bench, thrust upwards with your lower abs.

9:58 - Final set - Squeeze them out.

10:14 - Great job today, guys - Awesome ab workout. I promise, if you stick with me, your physique will transform under my guidance.

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