Regular Soda and Diabetes

Need another reason to avoid regular soda and other sweetened drinks? A study by Harvard researchers published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consumption of regular soda is associated with a 24% higher risk of type-2 diabetes than that of those who never drank regular soda. This higher risk was observed with […]

A Reason to Love Chocolate

Chocolate is good for your heart.  According to a British study published in Diabetics Medicine, chocolate helps to reduce cholesterol levels.  It has been shown to reduce blood pressure and reduce unhealthy plaque. Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and a variety of minerals.  Another study published in the Nutrition Journal, found it beneficial in relieving […]

The Proper Intensity Level For All Activities

Whether you are a couch potato just getting started or an experienced weekend warrior, there is as an ideal intensity level for fat-burning and optimal health. How can you know your personal intensity level for any activity? That’s the topic of today’s blog. Is there such a thing as a fat burning heart rate or […]

Importance of Sleep

There is an established connection between sleeping and hunger. This is because there is a connection between sleep and the levels of leptin and ghrelin in the body. Ghrelin is a hormone that is released when we are hungry. It increases our appetite. Leptin has the opposite effect and is released to signal that we’re […]

Alcohol and Your Health

Spanish researchers that found drinking alcohol was associated with a poor diet.  The study looked at the drinking and eating habits of over 12,000 adults age 18- 64.  They found that binge drinking, heavy drinking, hard liquor and even drinking during meals were all associated with poor diet. According to the study author, “Drinking alcohol may […]