Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa... Read more
When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
As a child, I thought of metabolism as some mysterious, magical thing that you were either born with or without. Watching the kids that seemed to live on ice cream and pizza without gaining an ounce, the adults would say, "I wish I had... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
Elliptical, high resistance interval training. If you aren't used to it, start with just 10 mins and build up. 2 mins @15 resistance followed by 2 mins @12 resistance. Work your way up to 17/20 then increase time.... Read more
Everyday Health reports ...If you have gained weight in middle age & most of it is in your belly, you are likely part of the American epidemic of prediabetes. If you don't start eating better and exercising, full-blown diabetes will almost certainly... Read more
When your body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin, it causes a number of complex imbalances in your metabolism. One such imbalance is the development of high blood sugar that is characteristic of diabetes.Another change associated with insu... Read more
Since the 1940's a relationship between certain metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease has been recognized. In the 1980's this association began being known as syndrome X or metabolic syndrome.Last week, a new study revealed that &quo... Read more
Metabolic syndrome has become increasingly common in the United States and paves the way toward obesity and heart disease for millions of people every year. Since these are two of the most common chronic diseases today, making lifestyle modifications... Read more
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