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Lose your belly…not your mind!

29/06/2011by in Uncategorized

According to Research Scientist Rachel A. Whitmer, PhD, of the Kaiser Permanente Division in Oakland, CA, People with larger stomachs in their 40s are more likely to have dementia when they reach their 70s according to a new study. The study involved 6,583 people age 40 to 45 in northern California who had their abdominal fat measured. An average of 36...

No more Syrup: Read the Labels!!

29/06/2011by in Uncategorized

A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same. Long-term consumption of high-fructose corn syrup also led to abnormal increases in body fat, especially...

High Intensity Workouts: Short n Sweet

29/06/2011by in Uncategorized

We have all heard it before: “I don’t have time to exercise”. Well, scientists at Canada's McMaster University have just reported growing evidence for the benefits of short term high-intensity interval training (HIT) as a time-efficient but safe alternative to traditional types of moderate long term exercise. According to the report “Doing 10 one-minute sprints on a standard stationary bike...

The ORAC value

29/06/2011by in Uncategorized

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or “ORAC as it’s scarcely known is a method of measuring antioxidant levels within food and drink. It is believed that the correlation between the high antioxidant capacity of fruit and veg, plays an important role in the free radical theory of ageing...less wrinkles! In 2007, scientists of the United States Department of Agriculture published an updated...

Central London Biking Scheme – Summer 2010

29/06/2011by in Uncategorized

Boris Johnson has promised summer 2010 to be one of the most exciting yet with the introduction of a Paris like Cycle Hire Scheme within Central London. This will be a public bicycle sharing scheme for short journeys in and around London. Bicycles will be self service, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and eligible for over 14’s...

You got to fidget!

29/06/2011by in Uncategorized

Naturally skinny types are never still, says Dr James Levine of the Mayo Clinic, US – they move their hands when they talk, tap their toes and fiddle with their hair. Experts call it NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) and studies show that naturally lean people burn off an extra 350 calories per day that non-fidgeters don’t. So now you...

Weighty Problems

29/06/2011by in Uncategorized

Obesity is overtaking hunger as the world’s biggest health problem, say experts. UN figures show there are more than a billion overweight people – including 3 million obese and 1 billion malnourished. Obesity is truly a world problem. There are more overweight people than hungry ones. More than half of British adults are classed as obese or overweight!! Holy shit...

Goat Milk vs Cow Milk

29/06/2011by in Uncategorized

Here a re a few good reasons to start drinking goat’s milk. I have to say I do quite like it. Nutrient content of goat milk is slightly less than cow milk but goat milk is more digestible because the fat molecules are one-fifth the size of those from cow milk -- making it easily tolerated by those with compromised digestive...

New Food Pyramid

29/06/2011by in Uncategorized

Check out the new food pyramid I found on the Leon (restaurants) website which has been published by the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health. This food pyramid unlike the last one published includes exercise at the bottom of the diagram. Nuts and seeds now get a far bigger chunk of the pyramid along with healthy fats and...