Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2014’

Muscles and Hormones- The key to anti-aging and optimum health

    Hormones are  a class of regulatory biochemicals that are produced  by glands (e.g. Thyroid, adrenal and pancreas), and then transported by the circulatory system to organs  and tissues to coordinate  physiology and function. Science is finding that skeletal muscle is also an endocrine gland that can have profound effects on health, disease and aging. Skeletal muscle metabolism depends …

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Tips for Health Weight Loss

  In my experience, people tend to make weight loss more complicated than it has to be. Here  are some simple general principles to follow that that can help you to achieve your ideal weight: Keep your diet simple Stick to the basics of a healthy meal: 1. A protein– e.g. Meat, poultry or fish 2. Load up on non-starchy …

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Can I have your ATTENTION please

    Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a cognitive  neurobehavioral disorder that  is  characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention deficit. It affects approximately 5–12% of children and  frequently persist into adolescence and adulthood. The pathophysiology of ADHD is  closely associated with anatomical and functional abnormalities in the cerebellum . The cerebellum is  a key anatomical structure that underlies  normal attention …

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Looking back on our evolutionary history, most of our activities revolved around survival, i.e. hunting and gathering food, or running from predators. We spent the majority of our time outside performing physically oriented tasks and getting exposure to the sun and fresh air. Living life was essentially a workout. Today, with the comforts of technology, most people spend the majority …

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Do you want to know the secrets to increasing your metabolism?

There are three  key factors that have an impact on your energy expenditure: Basal metabolic rate – the number of calories the body needs to maintain body functions while at rest. Thermic effect of food – the number of calories required to digest, absorb, transport, and store food. Physical activity – the number of calories expended during daily activity, lifestyle …

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