Month: November 2013
Sleep, stress reduction may help weight loss
Whether weight reduction and cardiometabolic risk factor management can reduce the burden of atrial fibrillation has not been known. The study was conducted between June 2010 and December 2011 among overweight and obese patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Patients underwent a median (midpoint) of 15 months of follow-up. Patients were randomized to weight management (intervention; n = 75) or general lifestyle advice (control; n = 75).
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Period. And worry over global human slavery and future of our children rather than your weight. Sometimes, people in rich nations are really pathetic. Our grandfathers and fathers did not die in warfields to protect bunch of narcissists. March 30, 2011 at 21:09 | Report abuse | Reply tekwrytr The best way to improve sleep is to eliminate caffeine in the afternoon.
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Accupressure weight loss points for significant weight reduction
According to the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, studies show using acupressure for weight loss decreases the BMI 1.7 points on the average, the other half of the patients received only weight loss counseling and lost only .05 BMI points. How to apply the pressure As you begin working with your pressure points the best way to start is by massaging the pressure point area first. Apply the pressure for the amount of time given, and then end the work with the pressure point with massage on the same area. When you work a pressure point on one side of the body, find the pressure point on the opposite side of the body and work it as well. Where to find the pressure points (watch video) Begin with the pressure points on your ears and follow through with the rest of the pressure points on the body.
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5 Reasons Running May Not Help You Lose Weight
Watch the video to learn both sweet and savory ways to eat an apple a… So in order for us to lose some weight, we need to find the best fall foods to help us boost fat loss. That can be a task and a half since the holidays are approaching, and with so many baked goods, sweet treats, and everything else that taste good but is bad for us. View all 5 photos View all 5 photos Simple changes like finding some good fat loss foods are a good way to get back on track and get your diet efforts in full gear before the New Year. Here are a few foods that can get you back on track and on your way to healthier more fit you! Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti Squash is for those of you who LOVE pasta, but as we know pasta is loaded with carbohydrates and calories.
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Challenge Fat Loss by Shawna Kaminski Helps garcinia cambogia People Lose Weight and Keep it Off
Exercise is an indisputable component of a healthy life, but it’s still stress on your body. And the demands of that stress impact your hormones, which also control your ability to lose fat. More specifically, the hormone cortisol is released when you exercise. All cortisol is not bad (despite what late-night TV and supplement ads might have you believe), but chronic stress and chronic cortisol can lead to insulin resistance which forces you to store belly fat against your best-laid plans.
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Accordingly, the website Vkoolelite performed a detailed overview about the effectiveness of the Challenge Fat Loss course. A detailed overview of Challenge Fat Loss on the site Vkoolelite indicates that this course takes people step-by-step through the process of discovering how to build lean muscle mass within a few weeks. The course also teaches people how to accelerate muscle recovery, and how to deal with injuries while playing sports. In addition, by following this course, people will find out a lot of advanced fat blasting workouts, weight loss diet plans , and rehabilitation exercises pulled calf muscle. Furthermore, when ordering this course, people will receive a series of tutorial videos, books, and bonuses from Shawna Kaminski.
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Joint Health Supplements
market in 2010 because of its potential to damage the heart. How did that fact go unnoticed? Well, its because the legislation surrounding the dietary supplement industry is outdated and misguided. WEIGH IN: Ask your fitness questions Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (thats nearly 20 years ago), supplements are defined as a food and not a drug, which restricts the FDA in the testing and regulation of nutritional and dietary supplements. Basically, the products do not need to be preapproved by the FDA prior to hitting the shelves. Dr.
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These supplements, which may be taken separately or together, have gained popularity in recent years. Studies report that glucosamine and chondroitin supplements appear to be relatively safe and well tolerated when used appropriately.5,6 Joint health supplements are formulated to support and protect healthy joint cartilage, serve as an alternative treatment for OA, and are marketed as single-entity or combination products. Table 2: Examples of Common Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis1 Joint soreness after extended periods of overuse or inactivity Episodes of stiffness after periods of rest that goes away rapidly when activity resumes Morning stiffness, which typically lasts no more than 30 minutes Episodes of pain caused by weakening of muscles surrounding the joint due to inactivity or a sedentary lifestyle Joint pain that is typically less painful in the morning but worse in the evening after a days activity Deterioration of coordination, posture, and walking due to pain and stiffness Glucosamine and Chondroitin According to the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), in recent years, glucosamine and chondroitin have demonstrated some potential for reducing pain associated with OA, although there are still conflicting results and there is no conclusive scientific evidence regarding the exact effectiveness of these supplements.6 The Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT), which was cosponsored by the NCCAM and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, evaluated the effectiveness and safety of glucosamine and chondroitin when taken together or separately.5,6 The trial concluded that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin did not provide significant relief from pain associated with OA among all participants.6 However, a subgroup of study participants with moderate to severe pain reported significant relief with the combination.6 Glucosamine and chondroitin are classified as natural substances found in and around the cells of cartilage.7 Glucosamine is classified as an endogenous mucopolysaccharide that the body produces and distributes in cartilage and other connective tissue, and chondroitin sulfate is classified as a complex carbohydrate that helps cartilage retain water.7-10 In the United States, glucosamine and chondroitin are sold as dietary supplements, which are regulated as foods rather than drugs.6,7 These supplements are available as single-entity formulations but are most often found in combination formulations. Glucosamine Glucosamine is believed to maintain and strengthen cartilage for overall mobility and support.7-9 Glucosamine is used by the body as a precursor for cartilage synthesis and may also serve as a sulfur donor for the sulfur bonds used in the production of cartilage.7 Research also states that glucosamine is essential to keep cartilage tissue lubricated and to maintain its naturally slippery texture.7-9 Some studies have demonstrated that glucosamine may slow the progression of knee cartilage degradation and increase cartilage growth in some individuals.7-9 Glucosamine supplements are marketed to slow the deterioration of cartilage, relieve pain associated with OA, and improve joint motility.8 Glucosamine is typically given in doses of 1500 mg daily.7 Patients should be advised that glucosamine will not provide pain relief as quickly as analgesics such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and APAP. Glucosamine may take 6 to 8 weeks to exhibit a therapeutic effect; continued use of analgesics, if appropriate and if no contraindications, may be needed.7 The full effects of glucosamine may take as long as 4 to 6 months to be realized.7 The most common adverse effects include nausea, upset stomach, constipation, and diarrhea.7 Adverse effects can be minimized by taking glucosamine in divided doses.7 Pregnant and lactating women should avoid the use of this supplement due to lack of clinical safety data.7 Clinical studies have shown that glucosamine may raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as exacerbate asthma in some individuals, but the clinical results are inconclusive.7-9 Researchers report that glucosamine may interact with anticoagulants such as warfarin, so caution should be observed when both products are used.7-9 In addition, there is conflicting scientific evidence regarding the effects of glucosamine on glucose metabolism.
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Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work
“I think it’s overwhelming for the average person out there who is bombarded with so much information and frequently he or she doesn’t always have the scientific tools available to be able to determine how much of it do I really need to take in and change my practices and how much of this is just interesting information,” he said. Overstating study results can cause problems for professionals as well as the general public, researchers said. “I think the study was very enlightening, for sure, and frankly I think the authors have brought attention to an issue that needs to be addressed both within the scientific community as well as within the media,” dietician Joy Dubost told Reuters Health. Dubost is a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and wasn’t involved in the new study. “We all have a role to play in ensuring the consumers are getting that evidence-based science to really create trust in their minds,” she said. Dubost offered suggestions for people who read stories about nutrition research.
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Julie Greene, healthy living manager at Hannaford, said the Guiding Stars program has been a hit with consumers, helping them navigate confusing claims on packaging that highlight a products nutritional attributes while masking less-healthy ingredients. The cereal aisle, in particular, can be a confusing place. It can be very overwhelming. Every cereal box is a virtual billboard of health claims, she said. Surprisingly, there was less pushback than anticipated from food manufacturers. Instead of rebelling against Guiding Stars, many manufacturers have been reformulating their products to become healthier because thats what consumers are demanding, she said.
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Make green smoothies for lasting energy and good nutrition
Does the green smoothie sound and look gross to you? But are you grabbing sugary foods during the day as you get tired and hungry? There’s no harm in just trying a green smoothie! You know that greens are true superfoods; they are full of nutrition, And most of the time busy Moms don’t have the time to make multi-step cooked dishes during the day!
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