Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
This plank regimen could be the daily exercise your fitness routine is missing.
The one exercise that I do every single day: Planks. Why? Planks target and strengthen the entire body: arms, legs, shoulders, and core. This is the one exercise, hands down, where I have seen the most results in toning, Especially in my abdominal area, but the benefits of including a daily plank regimen goes way beyond strengthening and toning abs. Yes, that is correct, planks do not “just” get rid of the muffin top.
More than just rock solid abs (as if that isn’t enough!) Read more
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A high protein diet is linked to a LOWER risk of high blood pressure, according to new study. Researchers found that people who ate around 102g of protein a day had a 40% lower risk of developing high blood pressure than people who ate around 58g a day.
You might think that a diet involving juicy steaks, blocks of cheese or pots of houmous is a heart-attack waiting to happen.
But people who eat a high-protein diet have a lower risk of high blood pressure than those who eat less protein.
U.S. researchers found people who consumed about 102g of protein a day had a 40 per cent lower risk of developing high blood pressure than people who consumed half this amount. Read more
Monday, September 8, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Hungover? A 1,000-year-old Middle Eastern recipe claims to be the "ultimate hangover cure."
A big night out is usually followed by a fry-up, a cup of tea and painkillers.
But a Middle Eastern recipe uncovered in a 10th century cookbook could be all you need to cure a hangover.
The 1,000-year-old Iraqi dish involves cooking meat with vegetables and spices, and then adding something known as 'kashk'. Read more
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A new study has found that low-carb diets not only beat low-fat diets for weight loss, but contrary to the researchers' expectations, are also better for lowering the risk of heart disease.
A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study.
While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some researchers feared they might be worse for heart health because they tend to be high in fat.
The new study shows that with proper nutritional counseling, people can lose more weight and lower their risk factors for heart disease on a low-carbohydrate diet, said the lead author, Dr. Lydia Bazzano of Tulane University in New Orleans. Read more