On a blustery, cold winter day, a cozy cup of hot coffee or tea can be just what the doctor ordered to warm you up — and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The benefits are sipped whether you prefer caffeinated or decaf coffee or tea. Continue reading “Pinkies Up to Reduce Diabetes Risk”
While the holidays aren’t the best time to kick off a weight loss program, you certainly can hold steady — and still enjoy the goodies the season has to offer. Just follow five simple “rein-it-in-dear rules” and you’ll be able to wear the same size pants from the beginning of December to the very end. Continue reading “5 Ways to Rein in Holiday Weight Gain”
Migraine is a biological disease more common than asthma, diabetes or congestive heart failure. More than a bad headache, migraine attacks are characterized by severe, throbbing head pain, usually on one side of the head, that can be disabling. Sometimes people with migraines also experience nausea and sensitivity to light or sound. And migraines can last anywhere from four hours to 72 hours. These attacks affect family, work and people’s social lives — and rob people of quality of life. Continue reading “Managing the Mighty Migraine — With Cocoa?”
Many people nonchalantly visit the doctor for a routine check-up, have a few blood tests, and then whamo! Much to their surprise, they find out they have high cholesterol. Continue reading “Take Steps to Improve Cholesterol”
For many of us, excuses not to exercise come pretty easily. So you may have talked yourself into the idea that it’s just too hot to exercise today… tomorrow… this summer. Continue reading “Staying Active When the Heat is On”
A 2008 American Dietetic Association survey of nearly 800 adults showed that 43 percent do all they can to eat healthy and regularly exercise; 38 percent say they know they should do that but don’t do all they can; and 19 percent don’t feel a healthy diet and exercise are important. Continue reading “Go on the No-Diet Diet”
For most people, one of the biggest hurdles to exercising is finding time. We’re always on the go (behind the wheel), then once we meet all our daily responsibilities, it seems there’s no time left for exercise. But researchers from Indiana University say “snippets” of walking may be just as good, if not better, than one long exercise session.
On one day, study participants who all had somewhat elevated blood pressure walked 40 minutes on a treadmill without stopping. Another day, they walked four times for 10 minutes each time. All participants lowered their blood pressure the same amount after exercise. But surprisingly, the lowered-pressure effect lasted four hours longer after the series of short walks. So grabbing 10 minutes here and there four times a day to walk could be just the time-challenged trick to keep you healthier and your blood pressure in check.
Other research shows short bursts of exercises may keep your metabolism raised, to help your body burn calories more steadily throughout the day, too. And that means a slimmer you in less time.
So say so long to the “no time” exercise excuse. Seize your next 10 minutes!
Next, try this for a two-minute metabolism-boosting lunch to add to your 10-minute workout: a shake with Reliv Active. Quick, easy and delicious, the shakes are part of Reliv’s breakthrough Fit3 program and weight-loss system. Muscle-building protein and fat burners in the shake, combined with Burn accelerator capsules and diet and exercise support, give your metabolism and weight loss efforts speedier results.
It’s no secret the number of people with type 2 diabetes is sharply rising. Yet people are often shocked when they’re diagnosed with the complicated disease. By paying attention to some warning bells, especially symptoms of metabolic syndrome, people can take action to prevent or at least delay the onset of diabetes. Continue reading “Heed the Warning Bells of Metabolic Syndrome”
Are you sitting down reading this? Stand up! Scientists have found that sitting shuts off the circulation of a fat-absorbing enzyme called lipase, leading to obesity, heart disease and other health problems. So parking your back end is like parking your body’s fat-burning machine. Continue reading “Stand Up for Better Health”
If you’ve already reached your weight-loss goal, congratulations! Now it’s time for strategies to stay there. Check out these five tips to help you enjoy lasting weight-loss success: Continue reading “How to Keep the Weight Off Once You Reach Your Goal”