Tag Archives: Exercise

5 top ways protein aids waist management

•    Protein boosts your metabolic rate In scientific terms, protein induces thermogenesis – a heating effect on the body.  Think of it as turning up your thermostat and burning more fuel. While all 3 macronutrients – protein, fat and carbohydrates – increase your calorie burning after you eat them, protein has the greatest impact.   This […]

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5 smart strategies for a healthy endothelium

  Maintaining a healthy endothelium may indeed be the foundation to keeping your arteries in good shape yet it’s a tactic that’s all too frequently left out of the discussion about heart health. Here are  5 smart strategies  that may arm your endothelium with weaponry to fight off assaults: •    Go for healthy fats Research […]

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Exercise – the route to wanting healthier eats

The winter of 2014 just goes on and on with  no sign of abating. Hibernating inside continues to appeal as does the allure of comfort food.  Yet here it is February,  Heart Month, the time when we should be paying special attention to healthy eating and exercise (not that we shouldn’t all year long, though).  […]

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Five top reasons to get your fill of watermelon

Few would argue that watermelons aren’t a summertime favorite.  What could be an easier way to provide a tasty dessert for a crowd? How about  a watermelon weighing in at 268.8 pounds (121.93 kg)?  That’s the weight of the fruit that holds the title of the world’s heaviest watermelon  in the Guinness World Records,  grown […]

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Be more sensitive to reap assorted health perks: the ABCs of avoiding insulin resistance

It’s time to up your sensitivity ratings – insulin sensitivity, that is. Insulin resistance, or a lack of sensitivity to insulin, leads to high levels of this the hormone. It now appears that elevated insulin levels are a major culprit in disease development. Not only is it one step along the route to developing type […]

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The top five strategies for keeping your body’s detox system in shape

You might think that detoxifying your body can be a daunting task. If you search  “detox diets” on the internet, you’ll only get about four million hits but if you go for “detox supplements”, the results skyrocket up to over seven million. Instead of wasting hard earned dollars on cleanses and supplements to rid your […]

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What’s more important: bodyweight or healthy lifestyle?

I remember the days way back when I first started my nutrition counselling practice and the thinking was that if you were thin, you could subsist on potato chips and a cola drink with no adverse effects. It was only the overweight who had to consider the nutritional value of their eats. Well, nutritional science […]

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