Regular Exercise Might Prevent Diabetes

Posted on January 2, 2009. Filed under: Fitness, health | Tags: , , , |

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A study done to assess whether exercise would have effects on the prevalence of diabetes among those who are at the highest risk of the disease (black women) has proven that it does indeed have a preventative effect. This is great news for all of us, as if exercise can prevent diabetes in those at highest risk it obviously also has an even greater positive effect on all others.

Read an excerpt from the article from Medical News Today:

“Taking a brisk walk several times a week for exercise appears to reduce black women’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Epidemiology, Reuters Health reports. Few studies have been conducted on the benefits of exercise among black women, according to Reuters. For the study, Julie Palmer of Boston University and colleagues used data from the ongoing Black Women’s Health Study that followed 45,000 black women from 1995 to 2005.

Researchers found that those who said they walked for a minimum of five hours weekly for exercise were one-third less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who did not walk. The risk of being diagnosed with the disease was significantly lower among women who said they regularly took a brisk walk even when taking into account possible contributing factors such as age, income and diet. The study included a large number of obese women and they too appeared to have a lower risk for developing diabetes if they exercised regularly.

Palmer said, “This is important, because it suggests a way to reduce diabetes risk even among the women who are at highest risk of the disease,” adding, “The finding that brisk walking for a few hours a week or longer reduces diabetes risk may be the most important finding of all. This is something almost all women can do in the course of their daily lives.”

Researchers also found that women who watched television for five or more hours a day were 86% more likely to develop diabetes than those who watched less than one hour per day (Norton, Reuters Health, 12/18).”

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Eating More Protein Helps Keep Fat Off

Posted on November 24, 2008. Filed under: weightloss | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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An Australian study into diets that help to move fat deposits or keep fat off altogether has found that eating higher protein meals helps to burn fat more efficiently, especially for those who are already overweight or obese.

“Study participants were put on two protein-enriched meals and one standard meal, which all contained the same number of kilojoules. The two protein-enriched meals differed in the type of carbohydrate they contained – either high- or low-GI. The amount of kilojoules subjects burnt was then measured.

The high-protein meals led to the greatest level of fat oxidation. This plan included a cheese and tomato omelette for breakfast, and a beef, chutney and salad sandwich, with a tub of low-fat yoghurt, for lunch.

“We found a clear relationship between body composition and the effect of dietary protein on fat oxidation. Our bodies burn energy and use fat differently, and we need to take this into account when planning our diets,’ said Dr. Batterman who works at the Smart Foods Centre at the University of Wollongong.” Medical News Today

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Your Waistline Could Double Your Risk of Premature Death

Posted on November 17, 2008. Filed under: health, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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This news item at Medical News Today says it all:

Large Waist Nearly Doubles Death Risk:

“The researchers wrote that previous studies relied heavily on BMI (body mass index, a person’s weight in kilos divided by the square of their height in metres) to assess the link between body fat (adiposity) and risk of death, but not many had looked into the effect of how the body fat is distributed.

For the study the researchers used data from 359,387 participants from 9 countries that were taking part in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), one of the largest long-term prospective studies in the world. The average age of the participants when data were first collected was 51.5 years, and 65.4 per cent were women.

Using a statistical tool called Cox regression analysis the investigators looked for links between BMI, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio with risk of death, while taking into account other factors like age, location, education, smoking, alcohol, exercise and height.

The results showed that:

  • 14,723 of the participants died over a mean follow up period of 9.7 years.
  • Participants with a high BMI, compared with those in the medium range, were more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
  • Participants with a low BMI were more likely to die from respiratory diseases.
  • BMI of 25.3 for men and 24.3 for women was linked to the lowest risk of death.
  • After adjusting for BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio were strongly linked to risk of death.
  • The 20 per cent of participants with the largest waist circumferences (the top quintile) had waistlines measuring more than 120 cm or 47.2 in for men and more than 100 cm or 39.4 in for women.
  • The 20 per cent with the smallest waist circumferences (the bottom quintile) had waists smaller than 80 cm or 31.5 in for men and less than 65 cm or 25.6 in for women.
  • For every 5 cm increase in waist circumference the risk of death went up by 17 per cent in men and 13 per cent in women.
  • Comparing the top quintile for men had a relative risk of death of 2.05 (95 per cent confidence interval(CI) of 1.80 to 2.33) and for women this figure was 1.78 (95 per cent CI 1.56 to 2.04).
  • For waist to hip ratio the top to bottom quintile relative risks were 1.68 (95 per cent CI 1.53 to 1.84) for men and 1.51 (95 per cent CI 1.37 to 1.66) for women.

The results also supported earlier findings that BMI is strongly linked to risk of death in that, as the authors explained:

“BMI remained significantly associated with the risk of death in models that included waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio (P<0.001).”

They conclude that these findings:

“Suggest that both general adiposity and abdominal adiposity are associated with the risk of death and support the use of waist circumference or waist -to-hip ratio in addition to BMI in assessing the risk of death.”

In a separate statement, the team from Imperial College London wrote that the study provides strong evidence that:

“Storing excess fat around the waist poses a significant health risk, even in people not considered to be overweight or obese.”

They said doctors should measure waistlines and hips as well as BMI when doing routine health checks.

The researchers found that waist to hip ratios varied widely among different countries in Europe.

They suggested that the reason increased waistlines are linked to higher risk of death could be that fatty tissue in the abdomen secretes cytokines, hormones and chemicals that are known to increase the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

The lead author of the study, Dr Tobias Pischon, a Private Docent at the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam-Rehbrücke, explained that:

“Abdominal fat is not only a mere energy depot, but it also releases messenger substances that can contribute to the development of chronic diseases. This may be the reason for the link.”

The European coordinator of EPIC, professor Elio Riboli, from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Imperial College London, said:

“Although smaller studies have suggested a link between mortality and waist size, we were surprised to see the waist size having such a powerful effect on people’s health and premature death.”

“Our study shows that accumulating excess fat around your middle can put your health at risk even if your weight is normal based on body mass index scores,” he added.

Riboli said that apart from smoking and drinking there are few other individual characteristics that can increase a person’s likelihood of early death.

Although the study did not look into why some people have larger waistlines the researchers suggested this was mainly due to genetic factors, physically inactive lifestyles and poor diets.

Riboli said:

“The good news is that you don’t need to take an expensive test and wait ages for the result to assess this aspect of your health – it costs virtually nothing to measure your waist and hip size.”

He said if you have a large waist you should exercise every day, avoid drinking too much alcohol and improve your diet.

“This could make a huge difference in reducing your risk of an early death,” he added.”

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Diabetes The Cost to Your Health and Your Pocket

Posted on October 31, 2008. Filed under: health, weightloss | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Over the past 10 years, diabetes rates have doubled in most Western Countries! Yes doubled!!

This survey of diagnosed diabetes rates in the US,   the first of its kind in the US proves the point, and that doesn’t count the many un-diagnosed diabetics or those with leptin or insulin resistance around the US.  But it does prove that everyone eating a western diet needs to wonder why and then act on the information they uncover. We are literally eating ourselves to death, through pure indulgence.

The financial cost of these rising incidences of diabetes around the world are reflected in the financial cost to governments and consumers shown here in this article:

“Because of the increased number of patients, growing reliance on multiple medications and the shift toward more expensive new medicines, the annual cost of diabetes drugs nearly doubled in only six years, rising from $6.7 billion in 2001 to $12.5 billion in 2007 according to a study in the Oct. 27, 2008, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Since more then one-tenth of all health care expenditures in the United States in 2002 were attributable to diabetes, this finding raises important questions about whether the higher cost actually translates into improved care.”
What can you do for your family? Rethink what you and your family are eating. Get some information on Insulin Resistance and Leptin Resistance the two leading causes of diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, obesity, WAT, and age related declines.

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Dean Ornish on Heart Disease, Diet, Cancer and AIDS

Posted on October 18, 2008. Filed under: health, weightloss | Tags: , , , , , |

Dean Ornish and his interesting lecture on why we have heart disease, why it is our major killer and simple ways to reverse it and regain your health.

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Just One Exercise Session Can Kick Start Your Metabolism

Posted on September 28, 2008. Filed under: weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , , , |

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Scientists at the University of Michegan have found that it only takes one, yes 1 exercise session to kick start your metabolism. Giving hope to millions of overweight and obese individuals this makes every session seem worthwhile.

At times, when you are over weight all the exercise and lifestyle dietary changes can seem to be useless, it can be so difficult to keep your motivation up and your pain levels down when beginning and continuing on your weight loss and health journey. Yet, this news gives all of us hope.

Most weight related issues are now known to be caused by metabolic disorders such as insulin and leptin resistance, and the lifestyle changes needed to prevent many of the diseases associated with these health challenges can be a bit daunting. They are simple changes, but not always easy as one of the challenges of this kind of metabolic syndrome is depression.

However, if even one session of exercise can re-start our metabolism and increase our fat burning rate, we can keep our motivation up one session at a time.  “According to Andrea Cornford, a member of the research team, “Exercise decreases everyone’s insulin resistance and therefore reduces the chances of developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes. This study shows that even a single bout of exercise helps obese individuals increase their body’s fat-burning rate and improve their metabolic health.”

A team of researchers has examined the effect of exercise on fat accumulation in a new study involving five obese women. In one session the women overate and did not exercise; in a follow-on session they overate and did exercise. The researchers found that:

  • the body’s fat-burning oxidation rate was reduced after one day of overeating;
  • conversely, just one session of exercise increased the rate of fat-burning oxidation; and
  • exercise increased the amount of fat that would eventually be stored in the muscle.Science Daily

To learn more about Insulin and Leptin Resistance my downloadable eBook, “Sick, Tired & Overweight” will tell you what you need to know and for information on lifestyle designed to reduce and even eliminate metabolic syndromes and the causes of overweight, “A Rainbow on My Plate.

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How To Shed That Belly Fat

Posted on July 2, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, weightloss | Tags: , , , , , |

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Thanks go to Nito for this question:

First of all it’s a good idea to understand why people have trouble shedding belly fat. The fat or ‘adipose tissue’ we carry around our belly is called WAT or White Adipose Tissue and this kind of tissue is resistant to change. It is fed by carbohydrates, especially the starchy carbs like, WHITE STUFF: bread, pasta, rice, fries, cakes, biscuits, cookies, basically anything made of white flour or sugar.

If you read through my posts you will find references to insulin resistance, and having belly fat that is resistant to weight loss techniques is one of the signs of Insulin Resistance. So how to get rid of it?

First of all this will require a lifestyle change, not a diet!

I have written two downloadable books on this; The 1st is, “Sick, Tired and Overweight” an explanation of the Metabolic Syndromes and how they can affect your life and the answers (my research was greatly helped by my friends who are in a University based research program and have access to the most cutting edge information on these modern day diseases. The 2nd is, “A Rainbow on My Plate” the information you need to lose the weight and reclaim your health, this is an explanation of the whole lifestyle change: what to eat, what to avoid and what to do, I’ve even thrown in some recipes and some menu ideas.

Simply put: eat mainly fresh vegetables and fruit, protein and good oils, limit your starchy carbs to wholegrains and keep them low on your list. Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.

To lose belly fat requires a slightly different approach and realise that it will come off last as it is the most resistant. I give an entire explanation of WAT in my book, “Sick, Tired & Overweight.” However once you have a Metabolic Syndrome it will require a lifestyle change, this means this is not a diet that you can stop, it is your lifestyle for the rest of your life!

Next Post: will be some AB toning specifics.

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More to Die From Being Overweight Than Smoking Soon

Posted on May 7, 2008. Filed under: health, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , |

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Well they’ve finally predicted it we’re dying of having too much or rather eating the wrong things. In a list of preventable diseases, according to an article in the Sacremento Bee (a Californian based paper) obesity related diseases, caused by poor diet and lack of exercise, are about to come out on top of the ‘death list’, a list you obviously do not want to be on.

The real shame in all of this is that this list is about preventable diseases! These problems are preventable and so it is a bit like dying from indulgence, and that is a shame. Once upon a time our ancestors ate more fresh vegetables and fruit, quality protein and whole grains. A softdrink or soda when I was a child was a once a week or month treat, not a daily staple as it has become for many and fast-food was something that happened only when we driving on holiday or as a once-in-a-blue-moon treat. What happened?

We are killing ourselves with kindness, and as my Mum has taught me sometimes you need to be cruel to be kind. “So get off your butts, start eating your Vege’s and live longer!” That’s straight from my Mum to you!

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Eating Breakfast Can Make You Slimmer!

Posted on March 23, 2008. Filed under: health, weightloss, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , |

March 3 (Bloomberg) — American teenagers who skip breakfast are more likely to tigers milk smoothie                                                   be obese than those who eat a morning meal, according to a finding that researchers say may be linked to rising obesity among adolescents.

Teens that skipped the meal were five pounds heavier on average, ate less healthy during the day and exercised less frequently than those who ate breakfast, researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics.

The idea that skipping breakfast can lead to weight gain is not new. Studies have shown that eating breakfast can have beneficial effects on:

  • Appetite
  • Insulin resistance
  • Energy metabolism

One study found that obesity and insulin resistance syndrome rates were 35 percent to 50 percent lower among people who ate breakfast every day, compared to those who frequently skipped it.

 So make sure you eat breakfast and that your children (especially your teenagers) do too. I they’re worried about gaining weight provide them with a low-grain breakfast, as it is grains particularly refined grains that cause weight gain. Try a couple of peached eggs with wholegrain toast, or Fruit Salad and nuts, or try one of my ‘Tiger Milk’ fast food shakes:

Combine: 3/4 cup of Milk (A2 milk or organic milk is best) or

3/4/ cup of water with Whey Protein Concentrate (even better),

1 dessertspoon of lecithin,

1/2 cup of fruit (banana, berries, soft pear, rockmelon (cantaloupe), or any soft fruit that will not curdle the milk,

1 dessertspoon of wheatgerm.

Blend and serve for a breakfast that puts a tiger in your tank 😉 all day.

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