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…]

Alternative, Complementary, Naturopathic, Conventional or Integrative Medicine?

Natural MedicineYou’ve seen the commercials about yogurt with added probiotics, maybe drinking a protein shake with added good bacterias and digestive enzymes.  How about that cup of herbal tea or eucalyptus for that cold? Have you browsed the herbal remedy section at your local health food store, looking for something natural to cure what you have? Chances are you might already know what Complementary and Alternative Medicine is all about then!

The National Institutes of Health  defines CAM as:

“a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine. While scientific evidence exists regarding some CAM therapies, for most there are key questions that are yet to be answered through well-designed scientific studies—questions such as whether these therapies are safe and whether they work for the purposes for which they are used.” [Read more…]

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