Study Reveals It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

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  • Research shows untrained individuals in their 70s and 80s have the same capacity to build muscle as lifelong athletes of the same age, proving it’s never too late to get fitter 
  • Without resistance training, your muscles will atrophy and lose mass. Sarcopenia (age-related loss of muscle mass) affects 10% to 25% of seniors under the age of 70 and up to half of those over the age of 80
  • If you do nothing to prevent sarcopenia, you can expect to lose about 15% of your muscle mass between your 30s and your 80s
  • Other benefits of resistance training include improved walking ability and ability to perform daily tasks, relief from joint pain, improved blood sugar control, improved brain health and slowed brain aging
  • Blood flow restriction training may be an ideal muscle-strengthening strategy for most people, but especially for the elderly and the untrained, as it requires just a fraction of the weight you’d typically use in conventional resistance training

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Who says bedtime snacks are bad? Here are some late-night snack options for people with diabetes

Late-night snacking is usually frowned upon if you’re aiming to lose weight. But if you have diabetes, having a high-protein, low-fat snack before you go to bed may help stabilize your blood sugar levels overnight. Continue reading

Type Two Diabetes is Reversible

 

Type two diabetes is curable if you ignore your doctor’s advice. Diabetes is not the hopeless disease that most doctors would have us believe it is though it is a long losing battle if you walk the trail western medicine wants you to travel. Continue reading

Should you exercise if you have high blood pressure?

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  • Exercise is one form of treatment to reduce high blood pressure and help prevent it from developing; inactivity is a risk factor for it. If you are inactive and have heart disease or another medical condition, check with your health care professional before starting a new exercise program
  • Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries. Primary, or essential, high blood pressure has no underlying cause, while secondary high blood pressure is related to another health condition
  • African-Americans are most vulnerable to high blood pressure; a study with 1,311 African-American participants found moderate to vigorous activity may help reduce the risk of high blood pressure in men and women in this population
  • One study found the combination of endurance and dynamic resistance training most effective in reducing systolic blood pressure. While exercise protects your heart, it is vital that you stop if you feel weak, dizzy or lightheaded, or experience pressure or pain in your chest, neck, arm, jaw or shoulder

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This Coconut Oil Hack Can Reduce White Rice Calories 50-60%

The excessive consumption of white rice can contribute to overweight, obesity and blood sugar disorders. Exciting research indicates adding coconut oil while cooking it can dramatically and positively alter its nutritional structure and function. Continue reading

Breast-milk: The gift that keeps on giving…

Adding to the wealth of evidence that prove the benefits of beast milk, a new study finds that breastfeeding could lower the risk of eczema in children by half, as reported by the Science Daily. Continue reading

Top 5 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Who doesn’t want flat abs? People desperate to lose weight will willingly starve themselves, take expensive supplements or do the latest fad diet that promises to give them that flawless figure in 30 days. Thankfully, belly fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if proper nutrition is not observed Continue reading

What Kind of Rice Is Best?

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There are more than 40,000 types of rice, including white, brown, black, and wild varieties. Each has its own nutritional profile, benefits, and points that invite discussion relating to how they’re grown, processed, and prepared Continue reading

Can a Handful of Walnuts Keep the Doctor Away?

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Adding walnuts to your daily diet may lead to a significant boost in overall diet quality

Eating just one ounce of walnuts a day may decrease cardiovascular risk Continue reading

Heard of the Glycemic Index? Forget About It!

With nutrition and wellness information omnipresent, it is important that we follow our inner guide and discover what works for us as individuals. Continue reading

Top 10 Benefits of Growing an Organic Backyard Garden

If you’ve ever thought about growing your own organic backyard garden, there has never been a better time to do so. Not only are there more guides and tips that you can find at the touch of a keyboard to help you along the way, but there are also more benefits than ever before to growing your own food.

Here are some of the top benefits of growing an organic backyard garden of your own:

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Coconut Oil Fights Deadly Yeast Infections, Study Suggests

A common food oil has been found to have potent antifungal properties that could literally save lives. 

The coconut palm is perhaps the world’s most widely distributed and versatile food-medicine, and has been prized and Continue reading

Standing Six Hours a Day Reduces Risk of Obesity by One-Third

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Chronic sitting actively promotes dozens of chronic diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes, even if you’re very fit and exercise regularly

Sitting is an independent risk factor for an early death, with a mortality rate similar to smoking

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Why the Obesity Trend Continues to Climb Unabated in the U.S.

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Obesity rates continue to climb in the US; 38 percent of American adults were obese as of 2014, up from 35 percent in 2011/2012, and 32 percent in 2003/2004

Factors contributing to mounting obesity rates include processed food diets, Continue reading

Strengthening Your Body Strengthens Your Mind

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Strength training boosts brain function and improves memory; just 20 minutes of strength training was found to enhance long-term memory by about 10 percent

A study involving sets of twins Continue reading