According to researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, those of us who exercise regularly and increase our cardiovascular fitness can decrease our risk of contracting dementia later in life. Over the course of 39 years between 1970 and 2009 researchers tested 19,000 non-elderly adults on treadmills and those who did the best were found to be less likely to experience dementia after age 65. As a result the researchers concluded that a greater level of physical fitness in middle age may be a “modifiable risk factor for the disease”, according to the researchers. In the report researchers say striving to get 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week might help improve long term health. And you might even lose some weight too! What do you say, lets get on those treadmills!
Well here’s 2013 are you glad its here, we survived the threat of the fiscal cliff I think! What’s your New Year’s resolution? If its to lose weight you are in fine company. Many folks resolve to lose weight at this time of the year. So lets get started. One of the best ways to get on the correct path to weight reduction is to decrease the size of your food servings. You know a serving of any particular dish should be no larger than a deck of cards. If you can reduce your serving sizes you can still enjoy many of your favorite dishes. So just taking this small step can go along way towards meeting your weight loss goals. We will have more to say on this topic in the days ahead.
I just want to provide some clarity to those of you that take to heart the nonsensical idea that you can do something to lose weight just from your belly. Its a myth, better yet its just a lie. There are no exercises that will cause you to lose weight singularly from specific body parts. But there is good news for those of us that want to lose belly fat. When you begin to lose weight belly fat is usually the first to go. So if you want to lose weight on your belly the answer is to just lose weight period. So get on that treadmill or stationary bike, take a walk, do some tasks around the house. Anything that burns fat will help you lose weight from your overall body including that stubborn belly fat.
We here at Lose Weight On Your Terms have been blowing the horn on drinking soda for some time. We have provided documented evidence that we should all give up soda and start drinking something safer like seltzer. Well here’s some more evidence to help ween you off diet soda as well:
According to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center who conducted a study involving 475 adults over a ten year period found that those who drank diet soda experienced an increase in the circumference of their waist sizes of 70 percent as opposed to those who did not drink soda at all. Additionally those who had more than two sodas a day experienced a 500 percent increase in waist circumference. In another study by the same group of researchers, which was conducted on mice, found that it was the artificial sweetener aspartame that was responsible for the weight gain. The aspartame raised blood glucose levels to excess in the liver causing it to be converted to fat. I don’t know about you but I think I’ll have a nice glass of seltzer. Cheers!
You read that right. If you are trying to lose weight you could not have a better drink than a cup of Joe. Drinking coffee helps to increase your metabolism, provides you with antioxidants and quiets your appetite. All this in addition to getting you going at the start of the work day. Whether you choose Duncan Donuts, Seven Eleven or Starbucks you can’t go wrong by adding a cup or several cups,for that matter, of coffee to your daily regime. So get your caffeine fix today and every day of the week.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest(CSPI) warns of a possible link to cancer from certain brands of cola, a type of soda that is widely consumed around
the world. A carcinogen called 4-methylimidazole or 4-MI is raising concerns of an increased risk of cancer and may be responsible for 15,000 cases of cancer a year.
4-MI is created when certain forms of ammonia are used to develop the caramel coloring that give cola its brown hue. According to The Food and Drug Administration
the chemical is safe, regardless that the CSPI projects numerous cancer cases resulting from concentrated levels of 4-MI found in two of the most well know brands
of cola on the market. Of course the soda industry disputes these findings; a statement from the American Beverage Association, refers to these claims “this is nothing more than CSPI scare tactics”. I think your best course of action as a consumer of soda products is to switch to seltzer. You can add fresh fruit to seltzer and still have that effervescence and fizz you’ve come to enjoy plus the fruity flavor with out the artificial ingredients. Besides do you really want to drink something that has ammonia in it.
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is commonly used in diet soft drinks, but this sweetener my be worse for you than sugar. Many people that ingest
this chemical additive report not feeling well after use. Some experience headaches and aspartame contains formaldehyde, if that ingredient sounds familiar to
you it should. Its one of the properties of embalming fluid, I don’t think you want to be drinking anything that contains embalming fluid. Enough said.
Happy New Year all those trying to lose weight. 2012 gives us a chance for a new start, stay focused and keep working out. Work out five days out of seven. Give yourself the weekend off and you’ll begin to see results. Party for New Year’s but don’t drink too much. All the best.
We all are plied with the notion of going on a diet to transform our bodies
from being overweight and soft, into being lean and fit. But going on a diet puts
us in the wrong frame of mind. A diet is transitory, something we think of being
over and done with. Certainly not something that involves a life change. But making
a life change is exactly what we need in order to achieve ultimate weight control
and improved health. You have to change how you eat and make it a change you can
live with every day of your life. Oh sure you can depart from healthy eating for
that occasional indulgence. But lose the notion of going on a diet, a diet is not
what you need, but a life style change with respects to how you view what you are
eating. So forget about dieting, you’re in this for the long haul.