Monthly Archives: July 2013

Red Yeast Rice Effective In Lowering Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a one of the risk factors for developing heart disease.  Losing weight, exercise, and a diet low in saturated fat can help lower cholesterol, but many people cannot control their cholesterol levels by lifestyle changes alone. As a result, many of these individuals start cholesterol lowering medications, like the statins Lipitor and […]

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Drinking Water May Help Weight Loss

Many people struggle with losing weight and keeping it off.  There are many different fad diets out there, and the general public has no idea what advice to follow.  There is no quick-fix solution, but some studies have shown that certain behaviors help promote weight loss. A recent study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted […]

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Strength Training for Children

Strength training offers many benefits to all types of children and adolescents. Strength training is a type of exercise and conditioning that focuses on the use of resistance to build strength, endurance, and size of the skeletal muscles1.  When done properly, strength training can improve sports performance, protect against sports-related injuries, increase muscular strength and […]

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Lack of Sleep Promotes Weight Gain

It may seem obvious, but the later you stay up at night and the less sleep you get, the more weight you will gain. A study published in the journal, Sleep, examined 225 individuals and compared those who went to sleep at 4am and woke up at 8 am (getting only 4 hours of sleep) […]

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The Negative Effects of Gatorade

Gatorade has long been a popular sports drink, especially for kids. It is marketed as an electrolyte replacement drink for athletes. Electrolytes are substances that contain free ions and conduct electricity1. In the human body, electrolytes are responsible for regulating nerve and muscle function, blood pH, hydration, blood pressure, and damaged tissue repair1. Some examples […]

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