Stress and Your Inflamed Skin

Stress & Your Inflamed Skin

It would certainly seem true that when you’re stressed, your skin shows it by the development of a large pimple in a most undesirable location (read Does Stress Cause Acne?), a new patch of eczema springing up, and the flaring up of your rosacea, right?

Scientific research has yet to confirm – until now. [Read more…]

Healthier Hearts Come from Being Optimistic

Good news for everyone who sees the cup as half full – your heart is healthier than those who see it as half empty! A new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published in Health Behavior and Policy Review which looked at the relationship between optimism and cardiovascular health found there to be a positive correlation. A correlation of as much as  double the chance of being heart healthy than their pessimistic friends.

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/3418-entrepreneurs-healthier.html

Healthy Heart – Healthy You!

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Reducing Diabetes Risk as We Age

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Muscle Strengthening with Weights

As we age, we slowly begin to lose muscle mass, and our skin shows the pull of gravity. I remember one day, somewhere around the time when I hit 40, I caught a glimpse in the mirror and all of sudden, stunned, I remember thinking to myself “when did all this sagging start?”

Well, it just happens. It will happen. To everyone. But if you start doing Yoga, exercise regularly, and add a little weight training, you can keep your body stronger, prevent your muscle mass from a rapid decline, and reduce your risk of diabetes.

Research studies (Grontved A et al.PLoS Med. 2014;11(1):e1001587) show:
“...that regular aerobic physical activity, such as walking and running, provides protection against type 2 diabetes.”

They questioned whether this same effect could be shown from muscle training [Read more…]

Anti-Aging Formula

Dr. David B. SamadiEvery Sunday I wake up early so I don’t miss Sunday House Call on Fox News, where two excellent physicians, Dr. David Samadi, and Dr. Marc Seigel,  share health and wellness tips, discuss medical topics and always provide advice for living a longer, healthier life.

Here is the Samadi Anti-aging formula (for a longer life – taken from his Facebook Page):

If inflammation is the reason why we age, then reducing inflammation should prolong our life. I will stand behind this formula and I promise you it will help you clear all the free radicals: [Read more…]

Tips for a Fabulous Figure

Dieting, weight loss plans, increasing exercise, going to the gym and working with a trainer all get you headed in the right direction towards a fabulous figure. Here are a few additional tips that are really important to get the success you desire.

In Science Daily’s “Top Four Reasons Diets Fail”, Jessica Bartfield,MD, internal medicine who specializes in nutrition and weight management at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care says “Losing weight is one of the top resolutions made every year, yet only 20 percent of people achieve successful weight-loss and maintenance.”

Dr. Bartfield breaks down the four most common things we do that prevent us from having the beautiful figure we desire:

1. Thinking that what we are eating contains less calories than it really does. I’m guilty of this one for sure! Salad dressings, certain fruits and vegetables, an extra handful of nuts, all healthy foods, but not going to help with my looking fabulous plan. She gives great tips for keeping it real.

2. Thinking we worked off more than we actually have. Walking a little more, or taking the stairs at work can help decrease the number of calories we take in, but truth be told, not as much as we would like to think. AND just  because you take the stairs a couple of times a day does not entitle you to that bag of peanut m & m’s!! So, rewarding ourselves for moving a little more is not a good idea.

3. Not keeping your blood sugar steady all day long. You know the saying about eating a solid breakfast to start the day right. I will confess my stomach just doesn’t wake up until about 10 am. A cup of coffee or two helps to get the juices flowing, but no growling until much later, and then I munch on a protein bar. Dr. Bartfield encourages us to eat a healthy snack or meal every 3 – 4 hours.

4. We don’t get enough sleep. A good night’s sleep keeps all of our “juices flowing in the right direction”, meaning that our natural hormones and everything and substances that break down what we eat will be sufficiently produced and working optimally.

This is just a quick overview in simple terms, but I highly encourage you to click on over and read the whole article – it’s also short and to the point and will help you when you are working so hard towards the most fabulous you!

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