Couples getting fit together have greater success

Couples who workout together have a higher rate of successCouples definitely have an advantage when they work together.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and conducted University College of London found that couples who undertake a fitness program together were three times more likely to succeed at their goals than those going it alone.  The Study, entitled: The influence of partner’s behavior on health behavior change: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, looked at 3722 married and cohabitating couples.  It focused on three areas of lifestyle or behavior: smoking, exercise and obesity. In all areas, the study found that when one partner in a couple changed to a healthier behavior, the other partner was more likely to make positive health behavior changes than if their partner remained unhealthy.

Getting Older – Fun with Niacin

Geting Older-Fun with Niacin

Getting Older – Fun with Niacin

Fun with Niacin  As we age we begin to find more and more “things”.  One of mine is high cholesterol.  To lower my cholesterol, my doctor first tried statin drugs (Lipitor, Crestor, etc).  Not long after I began taking Lipitor, I began experiencing muscle and joint aches and had problems remembering things I needed to do.  They switched me to another statin, and no change.  We tried diet and exercise, and that had some positive effects, but didn’t bring it low enough.  The next option was to try Niacin or vitamin B3.


Why You Should Avoid Non-Dairy Creamer

Why You Should Avoid Non-Dairy Creamer

The further we get away from natural, the more we tread on thin ice when it comes to nutrition.  Often times the foods we think are unhealthy for us are actually a whole lot healthier than the substitutes we develop to replace them. We’ve seen this mostly with artificial sweeteners.  Sugar was branded “white death” and our over consumption has been linked the obesity epidemic and the corresponding rise in Type 2 diabetes. As a result we developed artificial sweeteners to replace sugar, and we are now beginning to see that these chemical concoctions have a detrimental effect on the beneficial bacteria in our gut that help us regulate blood sugar.  We also look at the cream and whole milk we use to smooth out the taste of coffee.  Many once beleived that the extra addtion of saturated fat contributed to obesity and heart disease.  So much so that it was branded “heart clogging” saturated fat. So we looked to science to develop substitutes to make our coffee more palatable without the added fat.

Coffee has been found to contain high levels of phenolic antioxidants called Chlorogenic Acids or CGA.  These antioxidants are becoming an interesting topic in the nutrition world, but scientists don’t quite have a handle on their bioavailability, or the body’s ability to use them in a given form.  

Weekend Binge Eating – Insulin Resistance Can Occur in Only 2 Days!!

Over Eating can cause Insulin Resistance in Only 2 Days

Weekend Binge Eating – Insulin Resistance Can Occur in Only 2 Days!!

Insulin Resistance can Occur in Only 2 Days

Thinking of Weekend Binge Eating – Insulin Resistance Can Occur in Only 2 Days!!

Obesity is very common in America, and is often associated with a group of health problems collectively known as Metabolic Syndrome. Insulin resistance is a key component of this syndrome.  For those of us that have insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes as it’s otherwise known, losing weight to get fit is a hard task.  You have to be diligent and stick to your eating regime to see long-term results.  Sometimes though, we get those long weekend getaway trips, where we decide to just forsake the routine and live it up, or maybe we decide to stick to the regime for five days and treat ourselves on the weekend. During football season this is an easy trap to fall into, the tailgating at games, the parties for Super Bowl Sunday. What could it hurt, right?  We’ll go back to eating healthy on Monday. You may want to rethink that idea.  According to a recent study publish in Science Transitional Medicine, eating large amounts of high calorie food can cause changes to your metabolism that lead to a state of insulin resistance, which over time sets the body up to be more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. Get this, those changes can occur in as little as 2 DAYS!

Why Have a Beachbody Coach? Fitness Support is the Key

Fitness By Tommy

Being a Beachbody Coach has been one of the biggest changes in my life, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.  It has given me a vehicle to help others get fit the same way I did.  Looking at this, I’m sure you may have questions, or maybe you don’t fully understand what I mean by that.  You may wonder, “What is a Beachbody Coach?”, or “How can a Beachbody Coach help me?”  Fitness Support is the key to long term success.

Weightloss Plateaus – How to Bust Through Them

Weightloss Plateaus – How to Bust Through Them

Posted By: Adrienne Abreo Fernandez

Weightloss Plateau Frustration

HELP!! I’m exercising well but I’m not losing any more weight!

I’ve heard this from people before. You’re working out hard. You’re eating well. You WERE losing weight, but now…the weight loss has stopped and you still have more to lose. My typical response is as long as you’re following your program and nutrition guide, don’t worry. What could be the problem? There are a few things that could be hindering your weight loss at this point, so let’s go through some of them and pick a strategy that works best for your situation.

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

In my never ending search for good nutrition, one of the many healthy foods I’ve come across is green tea. There have been many historical references, reports, news articles, and scientific studies done on the health benefits of green tea. What are these health benefits?

Shakeology Ingredients – Adaptogen Blend

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Fruit/Antioxidant Blend

Shakeology Ingredients – Adaptogen Blend

What’s an “Adapt-O-Gen”?

According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine an adaptogen is substance that improves the body’s ability to adapt to stress, while Mosby’s Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines it as a substance that helps the body regenerate after being fatigued or stressed.

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Green Phytonutrient Blend

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Green Phytonutrient Blend

The more I learn about the ingredients in Shakeology, the more excited I get!  NOTHING comes close to this stuff!  In this post I will discuss Shakeology Ingredients – Super Green Phytonutrient Blend.  The ingredients of this major part of the Healthiest Meal of the Day include:  Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Spinach, Barley Grass, Kamut Grass, Wheat Grass, and Oat Grass.  Their major role is to help alkalinize the body and to promote detoxification of the liver, kidneys and blood to restore health and vitality.  Let’s look at these ingredients

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