• fitness exercises,  Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips

    Too much money spent on fitness

    healthy living doesn’t have to include high expensive fitness costs Why You’re Paying So Much to Exercise Millennials are turning the fitness industry upside down. On a frigid Sunday this month, Rianka Dorsainvil, a 29-year-old financial planner outside Washington, D.C., found herself running up a steep, snowy hill wearing a 20-pound vest and dragging a 215-pound man behind her. She was paying for the privilege. The man harnessed to her was her personal trainer, who runs a studio out of his home and micromanages not just Dorsainvil’s workouts but her meals, too. She calls him the “mad scientist.” “It’s great to have an expert pushing you in the right direction,” she said.…

  • diet,  Healthy eating

    The dangers of night snacks in your health

    Eating late at night could be more worse in your diet than you think Late-night snack attack: There are ways to fight back It’s worse than Dracula sucking blood, the power that cookies, candies, pies, chips and ice cream have over us after the sun goes down and the dinner dishes have been washed. New Year’s resolutions are no match for the late-night snack attack: People who count every calorie at breakfast, faithfully avoid fast-food burgers for lunch and fix nutritious evening meals suddenly lose all resolve and find themselves face-planted in the refrigerator or snack drawer in the hours between dinner and bedtime. This after-dinner/late-night snacking is so common,…

  • Diabetes,  food,  Heart

    Dangers of fatty foods to your insulin

    fatty foods are never a healthy lifestyle and can endanger your health for good in one serving A single cheeseburger can trigger changes in body linked to diabetes and fatty liver disease, study warns Fatty food can reduce sensitivity to insulin and raise levels of fats linked to heart disease Just one fatty meal, such as a cheeseburger and chips, is enough to alter the body’s metabolism and trigger changes associated with liver disease and diabetes, researchers have found. In bad news for anyone who enjoys the occasional greasy overindulgence, scientists have warned that consuming a big helping of rich, fatty food can reduce sensitivity to insulin and immediately raise levels of fats…

  • alcohol,  Cancer,  food,  Healthy eating

    How cancer could be creeping into your health without you knowing it.

    The foods we eat may have a cancer triggering mechanism Browned toast and potatoes are ‘potential cancer risk’, say food scientists Bread, chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow colour, rather than brown, to reduce our intake of a chemical which could cause cancer, government food scientists are warning. Acrylamide is produced when starchy foods are roasted, fried or grilled for too long at high temperatures. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends carefully following cooking instructions and avoiding browning. However, Cancer Research UK said the link was not proven in humans. The FSA also says potatoes and parsnips should not be kept in the fridge. This is…

  • aging,  Cancer,  fitness exercises,  Healthy living,  Heart

    Sitting done too long may shorten your lifespan

    Healthy living requires lots of exercise as that is linked to less aging in your cells Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging Older women with low physical activity and 10 hours of daily sit time had even ‘older’ cells Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. The study, publishing online January 18 in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found elderly women with less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity…

  • Healthy eating,  Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips

    seems to secret to living long has been found

    Calorie restriction seems to be a way to longer lifespan Monkeys that eat less live longer after all, University of Wisconsin study finds Monkeys that eat less than normal live longer and are healthier than other monkeys, meaning the same is likely true for humans, according to a new study by scientists at UW-Madison and the National Institute on Aging. The institutions teamed up to look at why their previous, separate studies yielded contradictory results. Monkeys put on restricted diets in Madison saw benefits in survival and warding off disease, but similar monkeys at the federal institute in Baltimore, Maryland, did not. The discrepancy raised questions about whether caloric restriction,…

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    Cellphone is said to pose danger in your fitness routine

    Cellphones have become an integral part of our lives but studies reveal how dangerous on your health and fitness Why you shouldn’t use your cell phone while exercising Do you really need your mobile when you’re working out? Researchers say talking and texting during exercise can cause all sorts of problems. Talking or texting on your cell phone may spell trouble during exercise, researchers say. Divided attention In two studies, they found that talking or texting on a cell phone during a workout lowers the intensity of your exercise session. More importantly, the study team noted that cell phone use affects balance, which can increase your risk of injuries. “If…

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    More of the money spent by consumer goes to sodas

    What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store? The answer was largely a mystery until now. The United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees the $74 billion food stamp program called SNAP, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into the shopping cart of the typical household that receives food stamps. The findings show that the No. 1 purchases by SNAP households are soft drinks, which accounted for 5 percent of the dollars they spent on food. The category of ‘sweetened beverages,’ which includes soft drinks, fruit juices, energy drinks and sweetened teas, accounted for almost 10 percent of the dollars they spent on food.…

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    Exercising only on weekends is considered to be the best way to a healthy you,a study reveals

    Exercising on weekend for health is seen to produce great results Weekend exercise alone ‘has significant health benefits’ Cramming all your recommended weekly exercise into one or two weekend sessions is enough to produce important health benefits, a study suggests. And being active without managing 150 minutes of moderate activity a week was still enough to reduce the risk of an early death by a third. The findings are based on a survey of about 64,000 adults aged over 40 in England and Scotland. Health experts said purposeful exercise was key to better health. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney analysed data on the time people spent…

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    A new campaign to help with developing health consciousness

    This health campaign is one of a kind Meals On Wheels Wants To Be The ‘Eyes and Ears’ For Hospitals, Doctors By Anna Gorman Debbie Case held an insulated bag with two packaged meals — a sandwich wrap and fruit for lunch, a burrito and cauliflower for dinner. “You’re going to eat well today,” Case told 75-year-old Dave Kelly as she handed him the meals. Kelly lost his sight about two years ago and reluctantly gave up cooking. After putting the food away, Kelly chatted with Case about his experience as a folk musician. As they talked in his living room, Case, CEO of San Diego County’s Meals on Wheels program,…