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Short, High-Intensity Workouts: Are They For You?

…place within a well-rounded exercise menu, she agrees with the many researchers in the article, that long-term results are still questionable. “If you’re short on time, LynnAnn recommends completing a 10-minute workout before work and 10 minutes when you get home. Having SPRI Tubes and Dyna-bands, or even Green Mountain’s DVDs make quick workouts a cinch to complete. Even better, take your workout outside! Experience the benefi… Continue reading

On Attitude Adjustments and the Perils of Overtraining

…ive for about a month and a half now and last week, when I stepped on the dreaded scale, I didn’t get the results I’d been hoping for. It turns out that as I’ve gotten more fit, I need to bump my cardio up a notch in order to get the same results I had in the beginning of my training. Instead of focusing on the positive – my overall fitness level was increasing and I had still dropped pounds, I took it as a mandate that I… Continue reading

Declaration of Independence from Dieting

…uit of Happiness.That to secure these rights, women have previously attempted diets with hopes of yielding such results. However, whenever any Form of dieting becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new way of feeding one’s self, laying its foundation on such principles as mindful eating, permission, flexibility, intuition, and the wisdom of the body and choosing foods in a wa… Continue reading

Diabetes: Hispanics Have More Difficulty Controlling Type 2 Diabetes/Diabetes Than Non Hispanic Whites

Results of an analysis of multiple studies show type 2 diabetes and diabetes control is more challenging for Hispanics than non-Hispanic whites, according to researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues. The results revealed that Hispanic patients with type 2 diabetes have approximately 0.5 percent higher levels on a test that measures blood sugar control, called the A1C test, than non-Hispanic white patients. The… Continue reading

Weight Loss: High-fat Atkins diet damages blood vessels

…cholesterol that can lead to clogged arteries. Popular weight loss diets have been tested before, with varying results.  Miller has taken a unique approach to his study: evaluating people’s health once they have gone off the diet and hit a maintenance stage. The Study Design 18 people tried eating foods specified by three diets, one of which was Atkins.  They were on the three diets for 1 month each. Careful monitoring ensured that the vol… Continue reading

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