Showing posts from August, 2013

Baby Boomer Health News: Brain RbAp48

One of the potential health issues that concern us, as we grow older is retaining our faculties of thought and memory. The ability to think clearly and process thought is what defines us, as human. The ability to remember our thoughts and the events of our life defines us, as a person.

As we age, some lose the ability to remember and process thought as they did in their youth while others have remarkable cognizant aptitude throughout their lives.

What is the cause of this loss of mental proficiency; is there a prevention or a way to reverse?

Scientists think they have the answer as to what causes old age memory loss and foresee a potential way to limit and possibly reverse it. Well, they have succeeded in mice.

RbAp48 protein apparently, is WD40 for the brain. Examining deceased donated human brains at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City; researchers found older brains had less of protein.

Reducing the RbAp48 protein in younger mice made them confused however, older…

Hate Exercise How To Find Something You Like

You loathe working out but you know you need to start doing something to improve your physical condition. 
Diet alone is not giving you the results you want nor is it working as fast as you would like.

What can you do? 

You are not the type to jump around in an aerobics class and all that kickboxing looks too difficult.

What can you do? 

In reality there are a number of choices that you might want to consider.

This is what you can do.

Start walking Walking is a great exercise that does not have to feel like working out. You can merely take a stroll around your community or the local recreational area and still obtain the advantages of getting exercise. If you need company your dog needs exercise too.

Try water aerobics.
Unlike step aerobics class that have you jumping all over the place, water aerobics is actually very relaxing and very easy on your joints. Not to mention that playing in the water is a lot of fun. If you do not want to join a water aerobics class, you can …

5 Halloween Trick or Treat Alternatives

Although trick or treating is a fun activity for many children, as a parent or grandparent you just might not be comfortable sending your child knocking on people’s doors asking for candy. 

That is perfectly fine! 

Moreover, the good news is there are many other activities that will still make for a fun Halloween. 
Here are five Halloween ideas to get you going:
1) Trunk or TreatingTrunk or treating is a new Halloween trend invented to solve a number of problems with traditional trick or treating. Some people live in communities where the homes are just too far apart for trick or treating to work, where others do not like the idea of their kids knocking on strangers’ doors. 

Trunk or treating involves a group of people getting together –by friends or a group like a school or church – and offering out candy to kids from their trunks. This is easier for the kids to walk between, and much safer for any worried parents!

2) Host a Halloween PartyA Halloween party is always great fun, and you can…

Heart Disease Prevention: Why Are Women Are Snubbed?

According to Martha Gulati, MD and
Kavita Sharma, MD, from The Ohio State University, women are less likely to receive preventive therapies for coronary heart disease than men. This seems true even though the death rate of men from coronary heart disease is actually less.

Though coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death for both genders, men seem to get preferential treatment due to having potential death rates earlier in life.
Report Highlights: 
Women have different risks such as pregnancy and autoimmune disease.

Coronary arteries are smaller in women and more likely to block.

Men are more likely to have obstructive coronary heart disease women however receive multi-testing for indications of ischemia. Thus, treatment of men is more aggressive with usages of stents and other remedies.

Angina is 20 percent more common in women.

The death rate of women from coronary disease is higher than the total together of cancer, lower respiratory disease and accident deaths

Overall co…

Weight Loss Attending An Exercise Class

If you want to lose weight but are struggling to motivate yourself to stick to a regular workout regiment, joining an exercise classes are an excellent option.

The session trainer offers you that extra push you need to workout at maximum intensity while the other class members provide a communal and social element that keeps you coming back.

In addition to this, there are plenty of different classes available, so you’re bound to be able to find one that you enjoy.

In this article I’m going to be taking a deeper look at exercise classes, discussing why they’re such an effective tool for fat loss and listing some of the top exercise classes you can try.
Why Exercise Classes Are An Effective Fat Loss Tool
1) They Keep You Motivated: As mentioned above, if motivation is one of your weaknesses when it comes to losing weight, an exercise class is the perfect solution. Not only does the class instructor keep you motivated with words of encouragement but getting to meet and workout with o…

Weight Loss: Pick a Diet Plan and Stick With It

The media quite literally, bombards us with a multitude on various diet plans, diet systems, and prepackaged diet meals. 
The multi-billion dollar diet industry is struggling to promote their latest "discovery" weight loss plan.

Most everyone, including healthcare professionals have the diet plan they like to recommend.

All diet plans seem to have their advantages as well as disadvantages. 

So, which diet plan should you choose?

According to researchers Sherry Pagoto, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, and Bradley Appelhans, PhD, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago the debate of an ideal diet is not helpful when comes to patients losing weight. 
Instead, doctors should concentrate of helping people select a diet plan that works for them and most importantly, one they will stick with. If people cannot stick to a diet long-term, they will regain any weight lost and have start over. 

As Dr. Pagoto states when it comes to weight los…

5 Ways To Slow Aging and Live Longer

What is aging? Biologically speaking, there are cells in the body such as the circulatory system and the nervous system that do not reproduce.

As these cells die, the body replicates and replaces them. At some point the ability to reproduce new cells starts to fall behind the rate of cell death and there becomes a deficit.

Similar to a balding man losing the ability grow new hair to replace what falls out.

Several factors contribute to this decline of reproduction such hereditary genes, lifestyle habits and dietary nutrition.

As more cells die off and fewer new cells replace them the work force falls behind in productivity. Consequently, another factor in aging is waste management as dead cells are waste and working cells produce waste the removal process begins slowing down.

What can be done to slow the aging process?

Avoid cell damage from environmental factors such as exposure to toxins, smoking and overexposure to sunlight.

1. Exercise to increase DNA protection.

At the end of D…

How To Have More Energy

Wouldn't you just love to hop out of bed, full of energy, every day? Unfortunately, this isn’t reality for many of us.

In fact, after a couple of strong cups of coffee and a hot shower, you might feel just about as energetic as you’re going to feel all day, and by the time evening rolls around, you’re probably ready to flop on the couch and vegetate until bedtime.

If you’re often sluggish and it feels like you’re dragging yourself through the day, you may be able to recharge your batteries and feel more energetic just by making some simple lifestyle adjustments.

Get Enough Rest Most people need between seven and nine hours of sleep every night in order to feel their best, and many of us are suffering from chronic sleep deprivation. To help combat this, get in bed at approximately the same time every night, and set your alarm clock so that you’ll wake up at the same time each day, including weekends.

Do something relaxing before bedtime each evening; rather than watch televisi…

4 Bad Choices for Weight Loss and Health

Having, since a young age dealt with weight issues, I have always had a keen interest in diet. In the last few years trying to overcome various health problems I have spent a great deal of time researching weight loss and health.

In life experiences, visiting various forums and reading comments left on weight loss articles I find that people who have never had a weight issue lack a certain understanding.

Even people who work the same job and have the same basic lifestyle as I, tell me eat less move more. Failing to realize they are saying this while wolfing down a burger, fries and soda while I am eating a salad and drinking a bottle of water.

Yes, I agree with the basic premise of calories consumed versus calories used, however there must be more to the equation. I understand metabolism is a reason why some people seem to be able to eat whatever they want and not gain weight, while others seem to put on weight just looking at food.

So, is a calorie just a calorie or do certain peop…

Do You Need To Take Supplements For Good Health?

The need to take supplements is a hotly debated topic in some circles with sound arguments on both sides.

Some argue there is no way to get enough nutrition from food, while others claim that you can. 
In the case of taking supplements like vitamins and minerals, it really is a personal choice that you should decide for yourself. 
If you do take supplements and feel better, let that be the judge. 
Also remember that physicians do prescribe vitamins, especially B12 shots in many cases.

As in all things that pertain to your own health, be sure to do your own research. Get as many facts and opinions as you can so you can make an educated decision when it comes to your health.

What should you know about supplements?
The B Vitamins and vitamin C are water soluble. This means it is highly unlikely for you to get too much of them in your system. The left overs that your body doesn't absorb and utilize is simply excreted from the body through the urine.

Vitamins like A and E on the o…

10 Of The Best Fat Loss Exercises

If you want to lose weight, developing a regular exercise program is vital. On the other hand, the type exercises you select can make a vast difference when it comes to the overall volume of excess body fat you will burn. That is the reason for why in this article, helping you choose the most effective exercises for achieving your weight loss goals and listing 10 of the top fat loss exercises.

1) Boxing
Boxing is a fantastic sport that blasts through 613 calories per hour. Boxing can be fun but it also allows you to develop some self-defense skills as you blast away the body fat. In addition to this, it’s extremely versatile with bag work, boxing matches, sparring and speed work all making up part of the sport.

2) Burpees
Burpees are one of the most popular bodyweight exercises around and burn through a notable 546 calories per hour. In addition to this, they give all the muscles in your body an effective workout which builds muscle mass and increases the amount of body fat you b…

Why Hospital Prices Don't Matter

By Sandy Getzky

Last Month, the Administration’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a document outlining the staggering price differences among hospitals across the country.

The data, which presents billing claims on the 100 most common medical procedures from 3,300 hospitals, exposes extreme pricing inconsistencies not only nationally (as one would expect), but regionally. Hospitals within 30 miles of each other have official price tags on identical treatments ranging from $7,044 to $99,690 (Source).

While claiming a “transparency” motive, the goal of this release is clear: Embarrass hospitals for their seemingly arbitrary billing structures. Most telling about this release is the information it does not contain. The carefully crafted spreadsheet conveniently omits the average age of patients, length of hospitalization, severity of conditions, doctor compensation, and really any information besides the hospital’s name and location which would provide some much neede…

Is Coffee And Copper Healthy Or Deadly Killer?

I remember an old television commercial where someone has a headache and the solution was “the headache medicine” with two different pain relievers and a “special” ingredient that may get rid of a headache faster.

All you had to do was buy a bottle of the “headache medicine” look at the label and see the ingredients plain aspirin, acetaminophen and the extra “special” ingredient that may get rid of a headache faster…caffeine.

My wife tells the story of her mother an avid coffee drinker. Concerned about her health they got rid her coffee and put decaffeinated in the can. When she began to complain of headaches they told her, she was going through caffeine withdrawal, perhaps she was.

Some may recall “Java Man” from a late night comedy who was always wired up and strung out from excessive amounts of coffee. We all know that too much coffee makes some people jittery and nervous.

Now we have two conflicting studies about coffee.
One about the Mayo Clinic’s published study on how cof…

Gluten Free Foods New FDA Guidelines

Gluten free diets are attractive to many people especially those with a gluten sensitivity or allergy.

Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, constipation and diarrhea, and might present extra intestinal symptoms including muscular disturbances and bone or joint pain.

When уоu hаvе a true wheat allergy, уоu suffer immediate оr slightly delayed (by nо mоrе thаn a fеw hours) symptoms fоllоwing a meal thаt includes wheat products. Symptoms аrе оftеn respiratory in nature (stuffy nose, wheezing, watery eyes) but in thе mоѕt ѕеriоuѕ cases саn include difficulty breathing аnd shock. Learn more:

Since, gluten can make some people very ill, it is a good idea that FDA set some guidelines as to what gluten free foods should actually contain.

From the Miami Herald;

Thе Food аnd Drug Administration started examining gluten-free foods in 2007. Six years later, it hаѕ finally соmе tо a consensus: Fоr a food tо bе labeled gluten free, thе gluten limit hаѕ …

Weight Loss: How To Improve Your Quality Of Life

Weight loss has numerous payoffs besides just looking better. Weight loss can spike your energy levels in your daily activities. Weight loss can also decrease your blood pressure which is critical for a fit heart.

Improves your breathing which is also very important because if you can breathe better your brain thinks better and clearer.

Dropping even just a few pounds improves sleep and getting a better night’s sleep can improve weight loss efforts.

When somebody loses weight it is life changing.
Have you ever known someone who has successful weight loss?

Did you notice people reacted to their weight loss?

Did they receive compliments on their success?

Usually, when somebody loses weight people begin to see it and make a positive comment to that individual. When somebody obtains a compliment it certainly revitalizes their day and fosters their confidence.

A person with confidence will begin to feel better about themselves and the choices they make throughout the day. 
Choices …

Are You Under 55? See Coffee's Early Death Risk

Drinking too much coffee mау bе bad fоr under 55 years young ассоrding tо a recent study issued statement in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

In the study оf more thаn 40,000 individuals it was found there was a noteworthy 21% greater than before death rate in thоѕе drinking the excess 28 cups оf coffee a week, with a greater thаn 50% increased deathrisk in bоth men аnd women under the age 55.

Researchers warn thаt younger adults in раrtiсulаr mау nееd tо avoid too much coffee drinking. 

Nо adverse effects wеrе found in heavy coffee drinkers aged оvеr 55.

Good I am over 55 and I like My coffee.

Drinking coffee hаѕ bесоmе a daily habit fоr many worldwide. A recent National Coffee Drinking Study frоm thе National Coffee Association, shows mоrе thаn 60% оf adults in the United States drink coffee оn average juѕt оvеr thrее cups a day.

Coffee hаѕ lоng bееn supposed tо contribute tо a assortment оf chronic health disorders, аlthоugh previous studies оn coffee consumption in relation tо deaths frо…

How to Achieve More Fat Loss By Lifting Weights

Weight lifting is an option that a lot of people disregard when seeking a weight loss exercise.

They accept as true that cardiovascular exercise is all they need to melt away excess body fat and that lifting weights is only necessary if they want to build muscle. 
The actual reality is that weight lifting is just as good in effect as cardiovascular exercise as an approach to fat loss and by excluding weightlifting from your workout routine, you’re actually limiting your fat loss success.

In this article I’ll be explaining in further detail why lifting weights is essential for maximum fat loss and discussing how to incorporate weightlifting into your lifestyle.

How Lifting Weights Helps You Burn Body Fat Lifting weights does burn a small amount of calories directly (approximately 400 calories per hour) which does help you burn some body fat. However, the main way that weightlifting helps reduce your overall body fat levels is that it increases your muscle mass.

A pound of muscle bur…

5 Principles for Improving Testosterone Levels

By Vince Del Monte – Author, No Nonsense Muscle Building

To ignite your muscle gains through the room you must learn the rules to skyrocketing your testosterone levels through the roof.

This month we’ll be returning to one of my favorite anabolic targets: high volume training combined with multi-joint training.

Why is testosterone so important?
Cоnѕidеr it thе ultimate male hormone responsible fоr еvеrуthing аbоut gеtting big аnd feeling likе a man. Testosterone iѕ thе primary factor bеhind muscle growth, fat loss, strength, sex drive, aggressiveness аnd maintaining a competitive edge.

Unfortunately our bodies are in a “death-match” with our testosterone levels and we can begin to fall prey of low testosterone levels in our mid 30s and 40s. If you don’t follow the training rules below and the nutrition and lifestyle rules, I’ll share later, then you’ll accelerate your rate of losing muscle, hair, memory, sex drive, sex appeal and sex!

Thе good news iѕ thаt thiѕ “leakage” оf T lev…

Weight Loss: Blast Away The Fat With Cardio

In recent years, cardio has received a lot of criticism with many people claiming that it’s not an effective fat loss exercise program
Certainly, it is true that cardio should not be the only exercise in your routine when trying to lose fat, it still has its significance and disregarding it completely is not a good choice. 
In this article I’m going to be explaining why cardio should be part of your fat loss routine and discussing how to get the most of your cardio workouts.

Here is why Cardio needs to be part of your Fat Loss routine
1) Cardio Burns Lots Of Direct Calories:
One of the main reasons you should be incorporating Cardio into your workout routines is that it directly burns a lot more calories than weight training. 
On average, a weightlifting session burns 400 calories per hour while an intense cardio session burns between 600 and 1,000 calories per hour. 
Consequently, in terms of fat loss, this is huge variance and by disregarding cardio you’ll be severely restrict…
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