Couples 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.
Weekend Binge Eating – 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!