Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds – BBC News

We all know that exercise keeps us healthy, makes us feel “happier” due to the endorphins it produces, and increases our stamina.

Now research is showing that exercise can help keep our mind sharp…..

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The brain is fed with more oxygen and nutrients, boosting thinking and memory skills.

Source: Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds – BBC News

Herbalife Review: Are Herbalife products good for you?

Having used these products as part of my healthy active lifestyle, and as an aid to healthy weight loss I can vouch for them 100%. From us mere mortals, to elite athletes, there is something there for EVERYONE.

If you feel you could benefit from a healthy, quick, and nutritionally complete breakfast, or from a fully tailored nutrition plan lets have a chat!

A review of a few popular products from the Herbalife range, and an interview with Dr Carel le Roux who discusses plant proteins, sucralose and the health benefits of Aloe gel.

Source: Herbalife Review: Are Herbalife products good for you? – Beyond The Bathroom Scale – A UK Health and Fitness Blog

This New Urine Test Can Tell You How Healthy Your Diet Is

This is an interesting development for anyone in the field of nutrition. By being able to monitor the diet of a client, we can help them fulfil their nutrition goals……

Usually, we think of urine samples as something you give your doctor to test for deficiencies or infections. But now, a urine sample can test another part of your health and well-being: your diet.

The five-minute test, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, Newcastle University, and Aberystwyth University, can test for fat, sugar, fibre, and protein in urine samples to determine how much of the respective nutrients a person  has (or has not) eaten. The test can also tell whether a person is eating red meat, chicken, fish, and fruits and vegetables.

Source: This New Urine Test Can Tell You How Healthy Your Diet Is

6 Ways To Embrace Hygge, The Danish Secret To Staying Happy During Winter | Rodale’s Organic Life

The next time you start grumbling about chilly weather or the fact that it’s now pitch black when you leave the office, think of Denmark. There, the sun isn’t coming up until nearly 8:40 AM, and it’s all but gone by 3:30 in the afternoon. And during January and February, the thermometer rarely makes it above freezing.Danish people know full well that winter is a long, hard slog. But instead of letting it get them down—or just going into hibernation mode for five months—they have something called hygge (pronounced hoo-guh).

Click the link to read more: 6 Ways To Embrace Hygge, The Danish Secret To Staying Happy During Winter | Rodale’s Organic Life

When the scale sucks: 7 better ways to know if your nutrition plan is working…..

People interested in weight loss / body transformation often gauge their progress by the scale.

But, at first, body weight isn’t the best indicator.

Here are 7 better ways to know if your nutrition plan is working, plus 4 downloadable tracking sheets to help you stay focused on what’s important.

Source: When the scale sucks: 7 better ways to know if your nutrition plan is working. | Precision Nutrition

 

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Will a high-protein diet harm your health? The real story on the risks (and rewards) of eating more protein.

In this article, we’ll explore: What are high-protein diets? What does the evidence say about high-protein diets and health? Does protein source matter? How much protein is right for me?

Source: Will a high-protein diet harm your health? The real story on the risks (and rewards) of eating more protein. | Precision Nutrition

3 key strategies for having healthy food available when you need it. These make meal planning a no-brainer.

If healthy food is around you and convenient, you’re more likely to eat it. If you have a trusted system for making healthy food available, you don’t have to decide to eat well… you just show up and do it.

Source: 3 key strategies for having healthy food available when you need it. These make meal planning a no-brainer.

 

6 Ways to Boost Your Immunity by Christmas – Men’s Journal

The holiday season is a war zone for your immune system, rife with germy airplane cabins, family induced stress, and the punch bowl at your office holiday party. It takes everything you have just to avoid feeling under the weather. Here’s what the pros recommend to fend off bugs and send the sniffles packing.

Source: 6 Ways to Boost Your Immunity by Christmas – Men’s Journal

Fish oil and omega-3s fats: How to be safer with your supplements. | Precision Nutrition

Interesting article about Omega 3 supplementation from the Precision Nutrition team.

Everyone knows that fish oil is awesome. It’s full of omega-3 fatty acids, which do so many fantastic things in the body. However fish oil has come under fire.

Some claim that it could be hurting instead of helping us. That we’re consuming too much. That we’re in danger.

In today’s article, we’ll review the latest research paper that’s confused and bewildered many people. And we’ll help you make sense of the controversy.

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Source: Fish oil and omega-3s fats: How to be safer with your supplements. | Precision Nutrition

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Five-a-day fruit and vegetable advice ‘unrealistic’, says new GPs’ head

When it comes to fruit and vegetables, two-a-day might be more realistic advice to give to families says one of the UK’s leading doctors.

Individuals are a diverse lot… Diet and nutrition need to be tailored to each individuals likes, needs, and of course circumstances.

For someone who only eats one small piece of fruit once in a blue moon, telling them to eat 5 fruit / veg per day will probably be a waste of time.

Small changes and small steps are the way to change peoples habits.

At Shake and Lose, we can coach you, doing what we are doing to work towards a healthier more active lifestyle.

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Source: Five-a-day fruit and vegetable advice ‘unrealistic’, says new GPs’ head – BBC News

Can eating too little actually damage your metabolism? Exploring the truths and fallacies of ‘metabolic damage’.

There’s a lot of discussion in the fitness industry about whether crash dieting can cause metabolic damage. In this article, we’ll take on this interesting topic and separate fact from fiction. We’ll also teach you exactly why crash diets might be linked to struggling to maintain your weight in the future.

Source: Can eating too little actually damage your metabolism? Exploring the truths and fallacies of ‘metabolic damage’. | Precision Nutrition

The Sugar Conspiracy

Bit of a long read, but worth it to understand the dangers of too much sugar

The Long Read: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?

Source: The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie | Society | The Guardian

 

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