Saturday, June 15, 2013
Health and Wellness is a life long journey. It's OK to set goals but don't stress yourself out. Improving upon yourself is an enjoyable experience. Getting on the scale everyday and depriving yourself food defeats the purpose of creating a healthy lifestyle. Take exercise slow, and enjoy food in moderation. You will enjoy yourself more and health and wellness will evolve into your lifestyle instead of something you dread on a regular basis.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Green Tea, Iodine, and Chromium has been shown to boost metabolism, increase energy and aid in weight-loss. Green Tea contains health-promoting polyphenols, including EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate. A number of studies suggest it helps support healthy metabolic rate and weight-loss. Iodine is a trace mineral involved in the production of thyroid hormones that regulate the basal metabolic rate which affects the body's rate of calorie burn. Chromium plays an important role in glucose utilization and is required for the release of energy from glucose. it is now generally recognized as helping maintain healthy blood sugar levels for those already in the normal range.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Diabetes is powerfully driven by oxidation and inflammation. Diabetes may be able to protect themselves by increasing their lycopene intake; studies show that high consumption of tomato products can improve resistance to oxidation in people with
type II diabetes. Diabetics with the highest blood lycopene levels also have a greater glucose tolerance than do those with lower lycopene levels.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Heavily cooked foods inflict massive damage to the genes. According to the University of Minnesota women who ate overcooked hamburgers had a 50% greater risk of breast cancer than women who ate rare or medium hamburger. An Iowa Women's Health Study found that women who consistently eat well-done steak, hamburgers, and bacon have a 4.62 fold increased risk of breast cancer.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
How food is cooked has a lot to do with whether it prevents or causes disease. An example is fish. People who eat fish have fewer heart attacks. People who eat more fried fish have higher increases of heart disease. Depending on the cooking method, the same food can either accelerate obesity or aid in weight loss.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Women taking multivitamins were less hungry while losing weight on a diet and exercise program, and men on the program lost more weight with multivitamins, according to a Canadian study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers noted that nutrient deficiencies may interfere with hormones that normally turn off hunger during and after meals, and multivitamins can correct the problem.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Support groups are a great way to lose weight. On your journey there will be obstacles to you obtaining your goals. Sometimes you will be the obstacle. When you have a good support group they remind you of you goals and keep you on track. When you feel like quitting they are there. Even when you are giving it your all, sometimes you still need an extra push to take to the next level. Your group will be there for you. surround yourself with positive people to meet your goals.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I know everyone is excited about their New Year's resolutions. But before you get overly excited there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Start slow- over doing exercise or dieting to strictly can be more detrimental than helpful. Remember slow and steady wins the race.
- Seek out professionals- everyone has an opinion on what you should be doing, but how do you know what to believe. Asking a professional can keep you from making costly mistakes and hurting yourself.
- Have fun- seek out activities that are enjoyable. The more fun you have the more likely you are to stay committed. Everything won't be fun, but the challenge is to find your enjoyment in the results.