Thursday, 17 August 2017

Low Vitamin D Linked to Arterial Stiffness


Blood vessel stiffening is an issue that we all face with age. However, there are ways we can help ourselves fight back against this. Research shows vitamin D aids blood vessel health.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Protein Recommendations are Changing


The recommended daily allowance for protein is currently 0.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight per day. New research suggests this should increase to 1.5 to 2.2 grams per kilogram a day.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Sunshine Feels Good, but Is It Good for You?


Most of us have known for a while that too much sun exposure is not good for you. Sun exposure does have some benefits, so it’s more of a matter of drawing the line on too much of a good thing.

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Take Care of Your Blood Vessels


Blood vessels typically stiffen as we age, especially in middle-aged men and women. Lifting heavy weights can cause systolic blood pressure to rise, which can lead to serious injuries.

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Your Thirst Should Guide You


For years, people have said that proper hydration requires a strict 8 glasses, 8 ounces each, of water every day. However, many do not need to follow the 8-times-8 rule every single day.

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

What’s Best for Long-Term Weight Management?


Should you be more concerned about dieting or exercising for long-term weight control? Experts say that exercise is king when it comes to managing your weight, even if it makes you hungry.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

“Biggest Loser” Contestants Retain Low Resting Metabolism


Even though contestants on “The Biggest Loser” have lost more than 130 pounds on average, many have regained around 90 pounds after six years. Their resting metabolic rates remain low.

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