Archive for September, 2010
Few of us drink enough water. For better overall health we need to drink more water, not soda, not coffee, not tea, just plain water. The case for adequate water each day has been made as a result of many studies. No need to buy expensive bottles water, just get a good quality pitcher with a filter is all you need and will save you lots of money. For more information click here.
There are studies out that seem to prove that supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals does absolutely no good. Read the fine print. Who funded the study? What levels of the vitamin or mineral were used in the study? How long did the study take? I find it interesting that vitamins and minerals come from plant sources and are said to do no good whatever and yet we are told to eat some of those same plants to get vitamins and minerals. So what is the real issue? I might be how the vitamin and mineral supplements are manufactured. There is a distinct difference with studies to prove efficacy. For more information click here.
“Exercise can induce huffing and puffing, but it may also relieve shortness of breath. A small study found that three months of regular physical activity improved the symptoms of asthma in formerly sedentary people. Participants exercised four times a week–three aerobic sessions and one of strength training–and reported improvements in asthma control. Fitness got a boost, too.” -Source: European Respiratory Journal, published online June 7, 2010.
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“Both short bursts of exercise and lengthy endurance tests can boost cell health, two studies report. Stress can shorten bits of DNA called telomeres, which cap and protect chromosomes. In one study, short telomeres were observed in sedentary postmenopausal women who reported being stressed out, but those who vigorously exercised for 40 minutes over three days had long, healthy telomeres despite high stress. Another study showed that cells may live longer in marathon runners. Researchers found that a natural process called apoptosis, or programmed cell death, was suppressed in men who had just run a morning marathon.” Sources: PLoS ONE, May 2010; BMC Physiology, May 12, 2010