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Watch Out For This Weight Loss Pitfall

Watch Out For This Weight Loss Pitfall

Apr 23, 2014 by

It’s hard to lose weight and keep it off. But there’s another health hazard you need to watch out for if you’re trying to lose weight. A study at Drexel University shows that if you’ve lost a great deal of weight and are trying to keep off those vanished pounds, you are at an added risk of encountering an eating disorder like binge eating, bulimia or anorexia. The research demonstrates that if you are now at a much lower weight than you used to be, your body may rebel against its new slimness and push you into disordered eating. "If the patient's body somehow 'remembers' that past higher weight, then even at the minimally healthy body weight she is still going to be...
Are You Secretly Being Robbed Of Your Bones And Muscles?

Are You Secretly Being Robbed Of Your Bones And Muscles?

Apr 23, 2014 by

A study of how the body ages reveals a new danger to your bones and muscles. This weakening condition threatens more than 119 million Americans. Florida State University researchers have found that if you weigh enough to be obese (a category that now includes 35 percent of Americans), your bones and muscles are at serious risk of deteriorating and losing their strength. The only solution: exercise and lose weight. "It used to be the thinking that the heavier you were the better your bones would be because the bones were supporting more weight," says researcher Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, a Florida State nutrition professor. "But, that's only true to a certain extent." Instead, this study...
The Beautiful Skin Effects Of Exercise

The Beautiful Skin Effects Of Exercise

Apr 19, 2014 by

Years ago, I realized that if I looked into a mirror right after I went for a run, I would see a younger me. I attributed this impression to the fact that I was in a better mood after running, my circulation was pumping and my face reflected the joy I felt from my own version of the runner’s high. But now I know it’s not just me. I haven’t been imagining I looked younger just because I feel better after running. Researchers have found that exercise does in fact turn back the clock on the age of your skin and muscles (along with other rejuvenating benefits). Skin Changes After finding that exercise improves the skin and fur of aging lab animals, Canadian researchers at McMaster...
Losing Weight On The Paleo Diet

Losing Weight On The Paleo Diet

Apr 12, 2014 by

When I went on the paleo diet, I lost so much weight over the period of a year that I was a little worried that my health was in question. But a visit to the doctor showed that nothing was wrong. And since then, my weight has held steady right where I want it. And as long as I eat paleo, I can eat as much as I want. Other people aren’t always so lucky. Paleo websites seem to be full of comments from people who have trouble losing weight on the paleo diet or on other eating plans. I recognize that part of what helps me maintain my weight is my apparently fast metabolism and my addiction to exercise. Unlike other folks who have trouble finding the motivation to work out, I have to...
New Insight Into How To Lose Weight

New Insight Into How To Lose Weight

Apr 11, 2014 by

The statistics on how overweight Americans have become are stunning. As many as 80 million people are considered obese, meaning they have a body mass index (BMI) above 30. What that means: If you are 5’ 7” and 192 pounds, your BMI is 30. And being that heavy is not even considered obese. You have to be heavier to be in the obesity category. To be a normal BMI (18.5 to 25), someone that tall would have to weigh 159 pounds or less. Obesity is a skyrocketing public health crisis. More and more people are becoming obese and developing metabolic diseases. Obesity raises your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, arthritis and a long list of other...
The Vegetable That Grows Muscles

The Vegetable That Grows Muscles

Apr 10, 2014 by

Aside from helping athletes perform at their peak, strong muscles are important for painlessly carrying out everyday chores. Scientists at the University of Iowa have discovered that a common vegetable contains a compound that is a potent muscle builder. Lab research demonstrates that green tomatoes include a natural chemical called tomatidine that protects against muscle atrophy and helps create new muscle tissue. It also seems to help the body put on less fat as it builds muscle. The researchers hope the chemical can be used in the elderly to keep their muscles from wasting away. "Muscle atrophy causes many problems for people, their families, and the health care system in...
10 Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally

10 Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally

Apr 03, 2014 by

Testosterone is the main sex hormone in males. It plays a critical role in libido, erectile function, mood, brain function, muscle mass, bone health, energy and even sleep. If you are experiencing any signs of aging or symptoms of low T, you might benefit from trying some natural ways to boost your own levels of testosterone. There are a lot of companies trying to scare men who do not have low T into taking testosterone therapy. Unfortunately, testosterone therapy has several negative side effects (like hair loss) and can increase cardiovascular risks for certain men. There are signs you shouldn’t take testosterone therapy that you should be aware of. Men who are overweight or have...
Muscle Your Way Out Of Diabetes And Heart Disease

Muscle Your Way Out Of Diabetes And Heart Disease

Apr 02, 2014 by

When it comes to using exercise to improve your health, a little bit of activity, even a gentle walk, is better than none. But when it comes to shrinking your diabetes and heart disease risk, scientists have pinpointed a few activities that can be the most effective defenders of your blood sugar and cardio wellness. Research at the University of Michigan Medical School and Baylor University shows that having stronger muscles and lifting weights can give you a stronger chance of not getting diabetes. It is especially helpful for younger people. The analysis was performed on more than 1,400 adolescents. "It's a widely-held belief that BMI (body mass index), sedentary behaviors and...
Treat Yourself For Tennis Elbow

Treat Yourself For Tennis Elbow

Apr 02, 2014 by

Just about everybody risks injury during physical activity. The significance of the risk depends on your habits and activities. Previously, I wrote about and demonstrated, in a video, how to improve “golfer’s elbow.” This time, I can show you how to deal with “tennis elbow.” These two elbow injuries occur on different sides of the elbow. Serious Pain Tendonitis is a generic term for inflammation of the tendons. When the tendon that connects the muscles of the forearm with the outside of the elbow become inflamed, it is a condition known as lateral epicondyilitis: tennis elbow. The tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle (bony portion of the outside of the...
The Herbs And Spring Detox That Help Fight Diabetes

The Herbs And Spring Detox That Help Fight Diabetes

Apr 01, 2014 by

Our bodies evolved by developing sophisticated mechanisms that help us adapt to changes in diet, lifestyle and the environment. But what happens when too many negative influences impact our health all at once? Unhealthy foods, an overload of environmental toxins and a sedentary lifestyle can challenge our health so overwhelmingly, the body can’t adapt well enough. Our complex biological mechanisms can start to misfire, and we have trouble maintaining the biochemical balance needed for optimal health. As a result, a number of chronic illnesses can start to develop. Diabetes is a classic example. I will explain the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in just a moment. But...

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