Saturday, March 24, 2012

Don't Eat Before Bed

People who eat at night gain 3.5 lbs more a year, than those who don't. Your mind and body benefit from eating your last meal of the day earlier (around 2 hours before bed), and you decrease your risk of stroke by 76%. Blood sugar, cholesterol, and circulation changes brought on by the digestive process may disrupt blood flow to the brain. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Low Carb Diet May Slow Tumor Growth

A British Columbia recently compared a low carb diet to the typical "Western" diet in mice. The "Western" diet is high carb and low protein. Both groups of mice were fed the same amount of calories. Mice fed the lower carbohydrate diet exhibited lower blood glucose, insulin, and lactate levels. Mice that were genetically predisposed to develop breast cancer that were fed a Western diet had rates of 50% by age one, whereas no tumors were detected in mice being fed the low-carbohydrate diet over the same time period. This study supports the concept that many cancers may be influenced by chronically elevated blood sugar levels and associated hormones.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Practice Patience

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, most people quit a new fitness program within three to six months, with many never returning to regular activity after that. The biggest reason for the  drop in fitness activity is lack of patience. You have to fight through the rough patches of no results. When you quit your body is just ready to start turning the corner but you don't get to see the results if you stop exercising. many factors play a role in how fast or slow your body response to exercise. For example: intensity of workouts, nutrition, stress, sleep, and genetics are just a few of factors you have to control and consider before rushing and baling out on you program. What ever you do remember this is a healthy lifestyle change not a microwave fix. DON'T QUIT!