In order to stay healthy, people need to make good food choices and include plenty of exercise in their weekly routines. It sounds simple enough, except that exercise part. Exercising usually entails some form of dedication and motivation. So, what makes one person commit to exercising and another person who refuses to have anything to do with it? Discover some interesting results from recent studies about exercising.
Just to clarify, single women and men usually exercise more than couples do said Facebook
. It certainly is possible that they want to stay in great shape to attract a mate!
The study results on younger couples with children showed some interesting findings. Women that had one child generally exercised far less that women with no children. This seems to stem from the fact that they are constantly chasing after toddlers, doing more laundry and excessive cleaning because of the child. It is also interesting to note that a father of just one child tended to get the same amount of exercise as before. However, once the father had two or more children, exercise became a lost cause.
The most surprising study results came from middle-aged married couples. Study findings indicated if one spouse was dedicated to exercising, the other spouse would take up the same exercise habits within a few years. Older couples that had health problems were ruled out of the study to eliminate changes in lifestyles, which might affect exercise routines.
Dr. Daniel Amen, author of “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” and “Healing ADD,” recently spoke on the ability to improve brain functions with diet, meditation, and breathing in an interview, first broadcast on Yahoo News. Dr. Amen said that diet alone plays a significant factor in brain functions, and that often it is as easy as changing diets, which drastically improves brain functions. Those who have a high level of sugar in diets will normally experience low brain functions, and may even experience brain shrinkage. Those with a decreased sugar intake will experience a higher level of function and good decision making.
Dr. Amen suggested that those with attention deficit problems, and many other problems, can benefit greatly from changing to low sugar diets before beginning medication therapies. He suggested that not all individuals taking medications to help or cure conditions are actually helped by them. He suggested that medication doesn’t always work because often conditions are not caused by singular issues. Brain imaging can reveal fascinating things about our brains, and those suffering from memory problems, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and number of others can benefit greatly from a simple brain imaging scan.
One of the factors, in addition to diet, causing reduced brain functions is lack of nutrients. An imbalance in vitamin D is often lacking in individuals without exposure to sunlight, and Vitamin D is essential to brain health. It’s also essential to get seven hours sleep a night and to get a reasonable amount of exercise. Taking supplements such as omega three fatty acids and gingko greatly improves brain functions, memory, as does meditation and breathing. Meditation and breathing can actually cause optimized brain functions. Breathing, while meditating, has shown in studies to further encourage brain functions. This also decreases stress and anxiety, and is essential in optimizing brain health.
Posted on : 16-03-2015 | By : Nani
| In : News
The oldest woman alive right now is currently 118 years old. She reports that her secret to living a long and healthy life is eating, sleeping and relaxing. Many people are obsessed and fascinated with how long they are going to live. While tragedies happen each day, living a healthy lifestyle can contribute to the possibility of living past 100 years. Something may be discovered from the people who have lived long and healthy lives but maybe it is just great genetics. Originally, people lived to be in their fifties around the time of the hunter gatherers. Our even earlier ancestors lived less than that.
Other people who have hit the 100 year mark agree said Zeca Oliveira. Jessie Gallan, who lives in Scotland and is currently 109 years old, says that she has lived as long as she has thanks to exercise, a warm bowl of porridge and staying away from men! It seems we have come a long way when it comes to life expectancy. This may be thanks to better nutrition, a better understanding of physical activity, the development of vaccines, and the development of modern medical treatment options that are helping many people live long lives despite chronic health conditions. One thing that manycentenarians are reporting is that no matter what your life expectancy it is important to live well and treat people properly.
Posted on : 12-03-2015 | By : Nani
| In : Travel, Wine
When someone thinks about wining and dining thoughts of romance are conjured up. This is probably due to the commercialization of holidays such as Valentine’s Day. However, these activities are more complex than one theme or genre. People often times list wining, dining or both as hobbies. However, most consider them a leisure activity to indulge in for a variety of reasons. There are wine critics and sommeliers, both of which are comprised of individuals who critique and enjoy the product of carefully cultivated grapes. The other side of the coin is dining, and again there is an entire industry dedicated to searching for and recognizing excellence. When both endeavors are consumed in tandem, there is another layer of experience that can only be realized at that moment.
For sure, wining and dining requires an undistracted atmosphere conducive to diverse palates absorbing a plethora of options. In homes, there are occasions which dictate the menu and wine selections that are indicative to the individual hosting the event. But at restaurants, predetermined options rule the day. Just like restaurants, individuals have a wine selection to be enjoyed that can be pricey and flavorful. There are certain wines which fit better with certain cuisines and finding that balance is half the fun. While there is an abundance of entertainment to be had with both activities, searching for the perfect wine is an adventure to itself.
Wine tasting is another way this form of leisurely pursuit is reveled in. It is easy to find wine shops that offer weekly or monthly events where anyone can drop in and take part. They provide a few wines with or without food and cheese to complement them. These events offer a variety of information about the wine such as the region of the world it is cultivated or how it is processed. They go further with recommendations on foods and cheeses that bring the flavor of the wine to the taste buds and vice versa.
The Antique Wine Company is an example of a platform that delivers exceptional wines to the enthusiast. With a reputation as a connoisseur in the wine industry, they have one of the most premier collections in the world. While located in the United Kingdom, sommeliers and beginners alike from around the globe can access their knowledge and more than 10,000 bottles of the finest wines. They have been around since 1982, when founder and Master Wine Sommelier Stephen Williams used his gravitas to elevate the wining and dining experience for all.
Posted on : 12-03-2015 | By : Nani
| In : Nature, News
Mike Brown, a 42-year-old from Kerang, Australia, had recently given up smoking and suffering from the mood swings that come along with quitting. His wife had enough of dealing with his grumpy mood and sent him out for a walk.
According to the story on Yahoo New Zealand, that walk earned Mike $141,000. A gold prospector by trade, Mike took his metal detector with him on his walk to prospect while he was out of the house. While out, Mike came across something he thought was copper at first, until he took a closer look. He found a gold nugget weighing about 87 ounces, which adds up to $141,000 profit for Mike.
Now Mike is on the hunt for a bigger chunk of gold, netting him more than the $141,000. People at Anastasia Date have learned that he said he plans on paying off his debts and buying his children a spa when he does land that piece.
Maybe now Mike can get his mind away from quitting smoking and focus on that holy grail nugget of gold he is on the hunt for!
Posted on : 09-03-2015 | By : Nani
| In : News
Could it be that the proverbial fountain of youth is a close as our kitchen faucet? Some say so and there is medical evidence to support increasing our water intake for improved health stated Susan McGalla
. The recommended amount of water is typically eight glasses a day, which is the equivalent of one liter. If the daily water intake is increased to 3 liters each day, it can have shocking results on physical features and weight. One British woman, Sarah Smith,
decided to give drinking 3 liters of water a day a try to see if it would help with end her migraine headaches. 28 days later, she was in for a big surprise. Her migraines were gone. She looked ten years younger and she had lost a few pounds and inches off her frame.
When you consider that most body systems and function depend upon water, it’s not surprising to realize everything works smoother and look better when it’s well hydrated. Water carries nutrients to our cells, helps the kidneys flush out toxins from our body, keep all environments moist, joints lubricated and skin plumped. Our brain is 73 percent water and even being slightly dehydrated can impair brain function.
The extra amount of water helps keep you feeling fuller longer so you eat less and lose excess weight. Sounds like 3 liters of water each day just may be the fountain of youth.
Posted on : 06-03-2015 | By : Nani
| In : News
In light of heavy public outrage against the anti-vaccination movement, some people have begun to question whether non-vaccinated children really were the only cause of the recent outbreak and its spread. As pointed out in a press release by the Weston A. Price Foundation, recently vaccinated children can be contagious, which is why people who are immunocompromised are told to stay away from the recently vaccinated for a few days after vaccination.
According to Zeco Oliviera the press release
is another nail in the coffin of the Merck public relation’s machine that has been trying to cover up the company’s own likely hand in the recent outbreak. Merck is under federal investigation for lying about the overall effectiveness of its MMR for measles, mumps and rubella overall and in herd immunity scenarios.
As more people, especially celebrities who have influence on law-making, push to force the government to pass laws that require parents to vaccinate their children with the MMR, a press release like this one helps show that one or more of several factors could have influenced this outbreak and that forcing parents is not the correct path to take.
Of course, given how difficult it is to find information about the investigation into Merck and lawsuit, this press release will likely get lost in Internet search results even though the excellent points made in it about virus transmission are extremely accurate and supported with scientific evidence.
Obesity in young women creates a cluster of health problems, including the disappointment of low fertility and difficult pregnancies. As if that were not enough, infants born to overweight mothers are more likely to suffer birth defects or to be stillborn. These children are at risk for childhood obesity, as well.
The issue becomes serious when statistics show that nearly a third of women pregnant in the United States today are obese. Obesity is a term used for those 20 percent heavier than their ideal body weight.
Bariatric surgery in all of its forms has been proven to mitigate some disorders; for example, type 2 diabetes. Therefore, a study was done to determine if bariatric surgery could safely ameliorate some of the risks to overweight pregnancies. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, recorded mixed benefits for bariatric surgery and obese pregnancies.
Gianfrancesco Genoso knows that women who had the surgery were at 30 percent lower risk for gestational diabetes, and had 40 percent lower risk of very large infants, often a sign of gestational diabetes. Extra-large puts extra risk on babies for blood and lung disorders at birth. In fact, reports indicated that women who had the surgery were two times as likely to have babies underweight for their gestational ages. This risk could be in keeping with the severe calorie restrictions imposed through bariatric surgery procedures, but has not been substantiated.
Dr. Jennifer Lesko is an obstetrician at George Washington University Hospital who studied pregnancies in women who had bariatric surgery before becoming pregnant. She reported that studies did not indicate how the smaller babies eventually developed. She questioned whether the infants were simply smaller than average or of premature weight, and noted that these statistics could aid in decisions to recommend bariatric surgery for obese mothers.
With understanding of the risks, Dr. Lesko feels that the results of the study were positive, and bariatric surgery could be recommended to benefit those overweight and desiring a pregnancy.
Posted on : 01-03-2015 | By : Nani
| In : News
The BRL Trust Investments firm is extremely beneficial for anyone who is looking at investing in property, currency or other options overseas and throughout the South American market. As the largest economy in South America, BRL Trust Investments can provide investment opportunities that just are not there in any other regions of the world. The firm is also able to work with individuals and companies alike, as both are going to want to invest in different entities in order to expand growth. What is important though is to look at the different kinds of investment opportunities available to someone that BRL Trust Investments is able to provide.
For starters, the BRL Trust Investments
has different services that are broken down into smaller categories. These different categories include fiduciary services, fund administration, controlling and custody of funds, asset management and asset underwriting. Each of these different services is able to help an individual or business out in many different ways. It all just comes down to what someone is looking for and what kind of investment is going to be wright for them.
For starters, there is the fiduciary services that an investor needs to look into. These offerings provide an investor with the right services that can ensure safe and reliable investments with their money. In fact, over the years, the 99 different fiduciary services have drastically increased in value, going from just over $2 billion in asset value to well over $14 billion. This shows exceptional growth and it is going to be extremely desirable and beneficial for anyone who wants to grow their portfolio.
Of course, when investing in overseas options, there are different variables to consider and to look into. Naturally, there is the stock market in Brazil, which is going to function in a very similar manor to the other stock markets around the world. Beyond this, there is also currency investment opportunities as well. The forex trading market works like a stock trade only there are many other variables at play. In fact, just bout everything in a country’s economy can play out in the value of the currency. So, for anyone who is looking at possibly investing in currency, this is a very important variable that needs to be looked into.
No matter what someone is interested in investing in though, the services of BRL Trust Investments can help with this and make sure it is valuable.
For many individuals, the idea of getting lots of sleep is connected with being in a good mood, having more energy, and even looking more physically attractive. Who doesn’t feel great after getting all of their beauty rest? Most people do not associate getting too much sleep with having a stroke. However, a recent study shows that there may be a connection between these two things according to GlassDoor.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have conducted a study that has lasted more than nine years. In this study, they found that individuals who get more than eight hours of sleep each night are at greater risk of having a stroke. Also, they found that individuals who sleep for less than six hours have a higher chance of stroke as well. This research does not mean that individuals should try to adjust their sleep patterns. What the researchers want to know is why this link exists. Could it be that the more an individual sleeps or the less they sleep, the more they are at risk for cardiovascular problems?
Individuals who sleep more than eight hours or who sleep less than six hours each night may be concerned about their risk of having a stroke. It would be advisable for them to speak to their physician about their concerns. Also, anything they do to improve their lifestyle, like getting more exercise and eating healthier foods, will contribute to better health.