Do you find long distance running extremely difficult? Do you prefer weight lifting over running? Or maybe vice versa? And when it comes to diet, maybe you gain weight just by eating one extra slice of bread in a week? It is probably connected to your body type or “somatotype”.
One study’s result shown strict vegetarians have 50% or less carnosine in muscle tissue then omnivores. Carnosine is present at particularly high concentrations in muscle, heart, and brain. Carnosine has been excessively researched for its anti-aging properties. In sports nutrition, carnosine is known for its ability to buffer pH in a working muscle.
The good news is PCOS is one of the conditions that can be very good managed with the change in a diet and exercise habits. It has been estimated at 40–80% of women with PCOS are overweight or obese. Women who have PCOS are also less sensitive to insulin (the body has difficulty to use this hormone in order to convert glucose to energy) and this causes high blood sugar levels.
It is well known that one of the most common causes of lower back pain and sciatica is poor lifting technique. If you learn how to lift the objects properly, you can save yourself from injuries. There are many every-day life situations where this knowledge can be useful, like lifting your child or dog or picking a laundry basket off the ground.
I recently read an article about mindful eating and decided to try it myself. Mindful eating is a method based on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, which involves being fully aware of “now” i.e. present moment during a meal and paying attention to what is happening within and around you at that moment.
We live in a world where low-carb diets are extremely popular. This type of diet in most cases is classified as a diet with less than 30% of calories coming from carbohydrates. Foods like starchy vegetables, fruit or grains are restricted and higher intake of protein-rich and fat rich food is recommended. You may find many fitness professionals who advise us to cut back on carbs in order to lose some weight. And while low-carb diets may be beneficial in some health conditions, like epilepsy or type 1 diabetes, not anyone will benefit from this type of diet. Low-carb diets did show great potential when people want to lose weight, but can you really imagine eating like that your whole life? And if you exercise regularly, you should know your exercise performance will most probably be affected. So let’s talk about carbohydrates.
Writing down what you eat can help you realize where you can make improvements in your diet, the emotional triggers of your eating habits or even help you with some health issues. And with all this technology today, you won’t even need a pencil and paper. It is maybe a little bit time consuming, but the effort is worth it.
Did you know that a ban on trans fats in restaurants in New York state has been linked to fewer heart attacks and strokes? In a study published in April 2017 in JAMA Cardiology, researchers found that after bans were implemented, there was a 6.2 % decline in heart attacks and strokes in New York…