Category Archives: Body

#GreenTea: Can it help with #WeightLoss?

Via @AHealthBlog: Green can help with weight loss by increasing energy expenditure

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Shape Able writes: “Does Green Tea Burn Fat?

A catechin in green tea called EGCG has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation. A catechin is a phytochemical compound. EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) extract is also available as a dietary supplement.

Thermogenesis is the process by which the body promotes energy expenditure….” Continue reading here.

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Shape Able. Green Tea and Weight Loss

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A Health Blog on Twitter. Green tea can help weight-loss…..click to view original tweet.

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#Yoga Instead Of #HormoneTherapy For #Insomnia During #Menopause 

Via @AHealthBlog
Yoga Instead Of Hormone Therapy For Insomnia During Menopause

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“Hormone therapy is the only FDA approved treatment for night sweats and hot flashes, and less women are choosing hormone therapy nowadays. A lot of women go on hormone therapy mainly because they need to sleep. That’s why  Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health (MsFLASH ) sought to evaluate if 3 more natural approaches, such as exercise, yoga, or fish oil, may be able to help ease the symptoms of menopause.” [Continue reading here.]

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Yoga Instead Of Hormone Therapy For Insomnia During  Menopause | Health Blog [Date of Access:] 5 April 2016

An Important Question About Alzheimer’s Finally Answered

Via @mindbodygreen by @emma_loewe

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Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that affects an estimated 5.3 million Americans.

But beyond its widespread reach, there’s not much we know for sure about the brain disorder. Its cause and progression have yet to be conclusively explained, and scientists can’t figure out why it’s so much more common in older populations. (More than 90% of cases occur in people 60 or over.)

Amidst all the questions surrounding Alzheimer’s, researchers at the University of California just uncovered an important answer. After compiling data from previous studies, they’ve located the brain region where the disease first strikes: the locus coeruleus (LC). [Continue reading here.]

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LOEWE, Emma.  2016.  Researchers Just Answered An Important Question About Alzheimer’s [Web:] Mind Body Green.  [Date of Access:] 19 February 2016.

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The perfect 20-minute workout: here are 7 tips to get you going

Via @mindbodygreen by Brian Syuki

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“Here’s the brutal truth: Most workout sessions last longer than they should. You can build an effective, high-intensity workout in just 20 minutes and reap all of the same benefits you’d get from an hour-long workout…”

Bryan Syuki shares these 7 tips to help you plan a highly effective 20-minute workout…AT HOME! [You can read more details about these tips here.]

  1. Do full-body exercises.
  2. Try circuit training.
  3. Time yourself.
  4. Avoid distractions.
  5. Reduce rest periods between sets.
  6. Plan your routine before you get to the gym.
  7. Train at home.

Click here to read the detailed article.

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SYUKI, Brian.  2016.  7 Simple Tips To A Perfect 20-Minute Workout  [Web:] Mind Body Green.  [Date of Access:] 19 January 2016.

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Delicious Smoothie that Promotes Clear Skin

Via @eHow by #LillyWallace

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“A nutrition-dense diet abundant in fresh, organic, antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits does more than make you feel good — it helps you look good too with healthy, glowing skin. The following smoothie recipe includes five taste-pleasing ingredients that provide plenty of skin-healing vitamins, antioxidants and other essential nutrients.” [1]

How will your skin benefit from the ingredients?

Cucumber – very hydrating with anti-oxidant and anti-inflamatory benefits.

Carrots – provide high amounts of vitamins and phytonutrients which will protect the skin against sunburn.

Banana – vitamins and flavonoids with anti-oxidant effects.

Coconut water – contains vitamins B and C, which are anti-oxidants and helps to repair damaged skin.

Oranges – source of vitamin C that promotes skin elasticity.

Click here for more information on the beneficial effect of the smoothie as well as the recipe.

Source:

  1. Smoothie Recipe for Clear Skin (with Pictures) | eHow

21 Ways To Stay Healthy When You Sit At A Desk All Day

Via @mindbodygreen

“For those of us who sit down at a desk most of the day, health and well-being aren’t always easy to work into our lifestyles,” says Rebecca Plantier in her article for MindBodyGreen.com. Some of us are lucky enough to have health centers at work, but do we have the time to use it? Lunches are often served in office cafeterias, but how healthy are those really?

Being a stay-at-home-mom, freelancing in charity and counselling, I do rush around a lot during the day, but still spend many hours stuck in front of my computer. Ms Plantier’s tips will therefore come in very handy. I’ve highlighted a few of her pointers. Have a quick look below and click here for all 21 tips:

  1. Take hourly breaks, stand up, walk around and S-T-R-E-T-C-H
  2. Avoid elevators, escalators and walkways; take the stairs.
  3. Instead of pushing buttons to reach a colleague, take a walk to his desk.
  4. Use lunchtime to take a walk.
  5. If possible, walk or ride a bicycle to work.
  6. Ditch the cafeine! Drink herbal teas instead.
  7. Say no to those irresistable office snacks – cakes, pastries, etc.
  8. Feeling peckish? Do not raid the tuck shop or vending machine; avoid chocolate bars and crisps, instead keep some nuts and dried fruit in your desk drawer for times you may need a power snack.
  9. Click here to continue reading original article.

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21 Ways To Stay Healthy When You Sit At A Desk All Day – mindbodygreen.com

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