So, what, exactly, are the benefits of the paleo diet? Firstly, I have found it much easier to maintain a healthy weight or even lose unwanted pounds. This is because I avoid carbohydrates. Limiting my intake of carbs leads to a corresponding lowering of body fat, as well as more efficient use of the insulin my body produces. Fewer carbs mean less insulin produced. And lowering my carb intake leads to a lower chance of my developing type 2 diabetes.
Carb/starch blockers are a form of dietary supplement that contain white kidney bean extracts. These extracts help block the amount of carbohydrates that your body absorbs. By reducing the amount of carbs absorbed they reduce your body’s whole day caloric intake. Many people feel that these supplements are great for people who can no resist the urge of consuming carbs/starches. Some advocates even suggest that these pills are good for diabetics, since they lower the glycemic index of the food consumed by the user.
Bullеtрrооf Coffee (BPC) means Increased Energy – Brоught about by thе саffеinе. When mixеd with butter thiѕ саuѕеѕ thе caffeine tо lаѕt longer in thе body аnd givе prolonged реriоdѕ of еnеrgу (as a rеѕult оf this slow release, a number оf BPC drinkеrѕ ѕuggеѕt they dоn’t hаvе the ѕаmе ‘сrаѕh’ thаt thеу experience frоm nоrmаl соffее and/or сhеmiсаl riсh pre wоrkоut drinkѕ).
Coconut oil, or copra oil, as it is sometimes called, is extracted from the kernel, or meat, of mature coconuts. It has a high fat content, but it is rather slow to oxidize, making it highly resistant to becoming rancid. Coconut oil, stored at temperatures of 75 degrees, will remain fresh and usable for up to six months.
Health magazines and health talk shows are always talking about body fat and how it correlates with BMI (Body Mass Index.) The body mass index determines if we are underweight, overweight, average, healthy, overweight or obese. If you do not want to go to the doctor to find this out, using a body fat caliper is just as useful. This is a tool that measures your body fat without feeling anxious in a doctor’s office.
Stress can be a killer. Almost all of us have been told that it’s a great idea to reduce the amount of stress in our lives, but that’s easier said than done most of the time. There are various products on the market that are said to help with reducing stress. Some work, others, not so much. Used in various cultures for over a thousand years, Valerian Root falls into the first category. Due to the relaxing effect it has on the nervous system, my research shows that Valerian Root is most often used for treating insomnia and stress related sleeplessness.
It can be hard to always eat a regular portion size. But, if we’re going to live a healthy life, then we have to do it. Consider buying a kitchen scale to measure your food. Then, read the serving size on each product you eat. If a box of cereal says a serving size is ¾ cup, for instance, then measure this in your scale.
What 70 Plus Years Have Taught Me About Health and Fitness takes us far away from the ‘good old days’ when older people were advised to have a much more sedentary lifestyle. Gone are the days when we were told to just sit back and relax, while basically avoiding exercise as if it were stress. Of course, now we know that this is a mistake and that regular exercise and keeping healthy is a great way to reduce stress.
The concept of aroma therapy is gaining a lot of appreciation and attention because of the positive effects of fragrances on sleep. Recent studies show that specific essential oils used in aromatherapy can relieve stress, relax the body, thus promoting better sleep.
Using concentric and eccentric muscle contractions, these types of workouts can be done virtually anywhere. This list is specifically designed for those stuck in traffic, or taking long commutes to work.