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Bacteria in gut profiling secret to healthy weight

Bacteria in gut profiling secret to healthy weight | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
I am not sure what to make of the colourful bar chart deposited in my inbox. It’s a shock of vibrant columns and dots, of data about microbes with unpronounceable names, all of which apparently reside in my gut.
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It's not just the calories in a poor diet that contribute to weight gain and an inability to shift those last few stubborn kilos. The bacteria in our gut, known as the microbiome, play a large part in keeping us slim, and they are influenced by diet. Supplementing with probiotics has little effect, studies have shown. What really helps are prebiotics: high fibre natural foods. Naturally fermented foods such as sauerkraut are also good...

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Why Restricting Your Eating Time Period To 8 Hours Will Transform Your Health & Fitness

Why Restricting Your Eating Time Period To 8 Hours Will Transform Your Health & Fitness | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
Intermittent fasting can provide many important health benefits, including improving your insulin/leptin sensitivity, helping your body more effectively burn fat for fuel, increasing mental clarity and overall energy levels and more.  For years I agonized over finding the diet, eating schedule, and workout routine that best suited my goals and lifestyle. It took up a ton of mental […]
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The human body appears to be designed to thrive in a cycle of “feast and famine.” By imitating the ancestral conditions of cyclical nourishment, your body enters into a state of optimal functioning....Benefits include reduced inflammation, better blood sugar levels, improved insulin sensitivity, reduced blood pressure and  cholesterol and overall weight loss

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The Simple Thing You Can Do In The Morning To Lose Weight

The Simple Thing You Can Do In The Morning To Lose Weight | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
It doesn't even involve exercise!
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Your morning run may be helping to keep your weight down as you thought - but it's not necessarily the exercise...

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Intense Strength Training Workouts

Intense Strength Training Workouts | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
University of Florida researchers have developed a system that can shorten the time spent on exercise and strength training without compromising the results.
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Here are the latest gems on exercise. A new system that shortens exercise time and increases results. Two foods you should never, ever eat after exercise. How shorter, faster exercise stimulates Growth Hormone production. How exercise grows brain cells...

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Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key to Weight Loss?

Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key  to Weight Loss? | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
Imbalances in the microbial community in your intestines may lead to metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes. What does science say about how to reset our bodies?
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We start out 100% human. But after our journey through the birth canal, we end up 10% human, 90% microbe. The microbiome has an enormous effect on our health, and it is modified by our diet - what we feed our bacterial overlords. If out of balance, the result can be inflammation. This inflammation is the source of all chronic disease, including diabetes, allergies, Alzheimer's, heart disease - and obesity. Endotoxin levels can be turned on and off by attention to fibre and bioflavonoids and other antioxidants... 

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Always Hungry? Here’s Why

Always Hungry? Here’s Why | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
Are we fat because we overeat, or do we overeat because we’re fat?
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For decades now the idea has been that all calories are equal, and to achieve weight loss it doesn't matter so much what you eat, but to ensure that we consume less calories than we burn off. It is clear now that approach is wrong, although it is dying a long, slow death... 

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Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study | BMJ

Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study | BMJ | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
AbstractObjective To determine the comparative effectiveness of exercise versus drug interventions on mortality outcomes.Design Metaepidemiological study.Eligibility criteria Meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials with mortality outcomes...
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A landmark study. "Based on available data on the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and prediabetes, physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions." Since science doesn't reach conclusions or offer advice, I'm going to take the leap and tell you that exercise is BETTER than drugs. It has no side effects, only beneficial ones...

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This Is Your Body On Yoga (INFOGRAPHIC)

This Is Your Body On Yoga (INFOGRAPHIC) | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West.
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Here is an excellent infographic on how yoga transforms your body and mind - after one class, after a few months and after years of practice...

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Nitrate supplementation - ramp up the less well-known NO synthesizing pathway to boost performance and health

Nitrate supplementation - ramp up the less well-known NO synthesizing pathway to boost performance and health | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
Nitric oxide (NO) boosting pre-workout supplements based on L-arginine have been – and still are - quite popular among many fitness enthusiasts and athletes. While it's true that arginine is a nitri
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Many people take L-arginine to boost athletic performance. It enhances growth hormone, causes vasodilation, promotes muscular development and has a host of benefits including blood pressure reduction and helping erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular health. It does this through nitric oxide production. So the story goes. However, studies do not support this. It is dependent on an enzyme which is often compromised. Better to get it from nitrates in the diet - such as beetroot and leafy greens - that are easily converted to nitric oxide... 

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Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle on Telomere Length

Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle on Telomere Length | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
Reference Sjögren P, Fisher R, Kallings L, Svenson U, Roos G, Hellénius ML. Stand up for health—avoiding sedentary behaviour might lengthen your telomeres: secondary outcomes from a physical activity RCT in older people. Br J Sports Med. 2014;48(19):1407-1409.  Design Randomized, controlled physical activity intervention trial in elderly, obese individuals  Participants
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Telomeres are protective caps on the end of chromosomes. With each cell division, the telomere is shortened, until ultimately the chromosome is destabilised - and this leads to leads to ageing and chronic disease. It was thought that exercise mitigated against that. It is now apparent that most of the benefit of exercise in this regard is simply the benefit of standing as opposed to sitting, and that too much or too intense exercise has the opposite effect...

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High-Intensity Interval Training Changes Your Genes, DNA Methylation

High-Intensity Interval Training Changes Your Genes, DNA Methylation | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
we depend on methylation to adapt to our environment—to turn genes on or off, methyl group silences gene expression. High-Intensity Interval Training
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Researchers have found that the combination of aerobic and resistance exercise leads to greater fat loss and larger increases in lean muscle mass than simply aerobic exercise alone. High intensity interval training (HIIT) is surfacing as superior to steady-state aerobic training even though it has a lower impact on calorie burn in comparison to traditional aerobic exercise. This is because it turns genes on that are related to fat burning, muscle building and reducing inflammation - through a process known as methylation. This article explains methylation and the emerging science of epigenetics as it relates to exercise...

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Walking More May Be Key for a Longer, Healthier Life

Walking More May Be Key for a Longer, Healthier Life | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
According to Katy Bowman, walking is a superfood and it's the defining movement of a human.
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The bad news first:. Even if you exercise intensely for an hour every day, if you have a desk job where you sit for several hours every day, any benefits for longevity and protection against chronic diseases such as diabetes are largely cancelled. However, even if you take a five minute walk every hour, the benefits are restored. This article explains how it works... #sitting #exercise #chronicdisease #diabetes

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Stretching Before a Run Neither Prevents nor Causes Injury

Stretching Before a Run Neither Prevents nor Causes Injury | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
There has been controversy regarding whether runners should be stretching before running, or not at all.
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I have been a daily runner now for almost forty years and have never suffered significant injury. Once upon a time I used to stretch before a run but suspected it had no benefit, at least for preventing injury. Now this study proves it actually causes trauma if you suddenly start or suddenly stop...

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Study Suggests Exercise-Induced Orgasm Not That Rare

Study Suggests Exercise-Induced Orgasm Not That Rare | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
The most common exercises associated with exercise-induced orgasm were abdominal exercises, climbing poles or ropes, biking/spinning and weight lifting
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Probably best it only happens to women, at least in the gym...

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Yoga practice beneficial to patients with COPD

Yoga practice beneficial to patients with COPD | exercise and weight management | Scoop.it
Patients with COPD who practice yoga can improve their lung function, according to a study. Researchers found that lung function, shortness of breath, and inflammation all showed significant improvement after patients completed 12 weeks of training.
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The study included 29 stable patients with COPD who received yoga  training in a format that included the use of physical postures  (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), cleansing techniques,  (kriyas), meditation, and a relaxation technique (shavasan)...

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