Archive | January, 2013

What Happens in Your Body when You Drink a Sweet Fizzy Drink

What Happens in Your Body when You Drink a Sweet Fizzy Drink    Once ingested, your pancreas rapidly begins to create insulin in response to the sugar. The rise in blood sugar is quite rapid. Here’s a play-by-play of what happens in your body upon drinking a can of soda: Within 20 minutes, your blood […]

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What is a goal?

What is a goal? by Guest blogger – Ashley Rickard A goal is a dream with an ending, in other words a plan and a deadline. Without a goal how do you know if and when you got there? You don’t get in your car and not know where you’re going, that would be very […]

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Health matters – Obesity – Some of the Causes and a Solution

Health matters – Obesity – Some of the Causes  and a Solution Most cases of obesity are caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you consume high amounts of energy from your diet but do not burn off the energy through exercise and physical activity, the surplus energy will be turned into […]

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Weight management balanced with regular exercise

Weight management balanced with regular exercise ” Exercise helps to control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat. your body weight is regulated by the number of calories you eat and use each day.       Everything you eat contains calories, and everything you do uses calories, including sleeping, breathing, and […]

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Health matters – Belly Fat Bad for Men’s Bones

 Health matters – Belly Fat Bad for Men’s Bones Most people are aware that carrying excess weight increases your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, but few realize that it may also harm your bones. And, it turns out, where you carry the fat matters, with excess belly fat being among the worst types […]

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Healthy Weight – it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle!

Healthy Weight – it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle! ” When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about […]

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Weight management has a helping hand !

Weight management has a helping hand ! “Weight shouldn’t be your only target when exercising. Body composition varies from person to person.”  Pat Lakey ” Your body shape If you carry excess weight around your abdomen, that means you’re an “apple” shape. Those who carry excess fat around the bottom and thighs are “pear” shaped. […]

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Did you miss this ? Taking care of your eyes & what are safe alternatives?

 Did you miss this ? Taking care of your eyes & what are safe alternatives? According to cosmeticsdatabase.com, mineral oil was found to be a skin and eye irritant in moderate doses in cosmetics and toiletries research by the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS). In eye makeup remover products, this could pose […]

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Health benefits – silicon dioxide ?

 Health benefits – silicon dioxide ? Silicon dioxide – is something that we normally associate with manufacturing and industry, but in doing research I have discovered that we can benefit from its properties in dietary ways as well. What Food Is Silicon Found In ?  Jul 10, 2010 | By Sydney Brackett “Silicon is involved […]

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Health matters – What are phytonutrients ?

“What are phytonutrients, how do they work in the body, and what foods contain them? Phytonutrients (also referred to as phytochemicals) are compounds found in plants. They serve various functions in plants, helping to protect the plant’s vitality. For example, some phytonutrients protect the plant from UV radiation while others protect it from insect attack. […]

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