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Stand-up if you are against insulin resistance!

New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that people who spend a lot of time sitting may be up to 40% more likely to die from any cause, compared to people who don’t sit as much. The study tracked nearly 222,500 Australian adults for about three years. Compared to people who spent less than four hours per day sitting, the odds of dying were: 15% higher for people who sat for at least eight hours 40% higher for people

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Are Your Vitamin D Levels Affected Your Waistline?

Vitamin D is important for many functions throughout the body especially immune system regulation and bone health. Learn more here. Body mass may have a negative effect on your Vitamin D levels According to PLOS Medicine, data analyzed from 21 studies involving 42,000 participants found that for each 10% rise in body mass index (BMI), there is a 4% drop of available vitamin D in the body.  Since vitamin D is stored in fatty tissue, the authors suggest the larger

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Do You Have 3 Minutes A Week To Improve Your Health?

In the BBC special, The Truth About Exercise, Dr Michael Mosley MD. showed that 1 minute of high intensity training or HIT, can be as effective as 45 minutes of aerobic activity. HIT requires short bouts of all out intensity like running, biking, hill climbing, etc for 3, 20 second intervals (with a 1 minute rest in between). Results showed a 20% decrease in insulin sensitivity in as little as 12 minutes of combined exercise over 12 weeks. And for

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Can You Help Reverse Insulin Resistance with Your Thoughts?

A new study found that eating mindfully is equally effective as following a dietary based program in terms of reducing blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Mindful eating involves paying attention to your body’s cues of hunger and satiety and slowing down to experience the texture, flavor, color and aroma of your meal. For example, in common mindfulness training a student is given a few raisins, or a piece of fruit and spends anywhere from 10 or

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Could Eating Salmon Improve Your Cardiovascular Health?

What would you say if there was something that could prevent a heart attack or cut your chance of a second heart attack by 50%?  And what if it was inexpensive and non-prescription? Essential Fatty Acids has been clearly proven to lower triglycerides, turn off arrhythmias, and dramatically drop your chance of dying from a heart attack. In fact, it is among three of the top nutrients that have been shown to make the difference in those who survive a heart attack.

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The Food 411: Eating Sauerkraut May Help Your Health in Unexpected Ways!

  Researchers found that a diet rich in probiotics may decrease total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels. In the review of the literature from over 13 clinical trials with over 485 participants, those treated with probiotics had a much lower blood lipid levels that those who did not. So for those of you concerned about high blood lipid levels, feast on those fermented veggies and green bananas and help your gut at the same time…..

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