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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Study: Fast Food Makes people Lazy

A new study research conducted by researchers from the University of Los Angeles reveals that junk food can actually make people lazy. According to the study, the energy draining effect of junk food can persist even after someone has switched to a healthy eating plan.

The study was conducted on two groups of female rats. One group was given junk food, high in sugar and other group was fed with unprocessed nutritious diet.

Study Result

The result was that those who ate junk food high in sugar and low in nutrients gained more weight than the other group. That group also suffered from fatigue and became more lethargic and less motivated.

At the end of the six-month trial, they switched the rats to a nutritious diet for nine days.  But it didn’t seem to affect their weight gain or laziness levels.

The result shows that sticking to fat diets for a longer period of time is associated with weight gain, laziness and poor performance.

On the contrary, eating well even when you’re busy doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive.The  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, suggests these quick, easy and cost-efficient healthy snack ideas for busy people.

Have a ready supply of snacks that combine protein and carbohydrates.

•    Eat apples with peanut butter
•    Eat carrots with hummus.
•    Snack on fresh fruits and hard boiled eggs.
•    Snack on bananas.
•    Eat almonds with some low-fat cheese or whole grain cereals.
•    Eat salads.

Applying a small shift in the eating habits can help to lose weight without much efforts or time consuming exercises.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Regular Exercise Can Significantly Lower Your Blood Pressure

Exercise plays an important role in maintaining your overall health and maintaining a healthy blood pressure .For people under treatment who are taking medications for lowering their blood pressure, doing moderate exercise on a regular basis improves the effectiveness of the medicines they take.

High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the major diseases labelled under lifestyle diseases.This is because today’s changed lifestyle and eating habits contribute to a condition of easily being victims of several diseases including hypertension. A large number of people are suffering from it globally. Studies show that regular physical activity can  significantly reduce the risk of hypertension.

You don’t need to be a member of a gym or a health club to be benefited from your exercise regimen. Just find the activity you love or enjoy and make it a habit of doing it regularly for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week. It can be walking, swimming, gardening, hiking, yoga or anything you love to do which involves some physical activity

.Brisk walking and aerobic exercises like swimming are especially good for maintaining a healthy blood pressure.These may be enough to keep off medications or help them work better.

Doing regular activities also helps to maintain a healthy body weight and prevent many of the lifestyle diseases including hypertension.

Those who are not exercising, start your work out slowly and start with 10 to 15 minutes a day.Then gradually increase the intensity and duration.This can help to lower your blood pressure and become more fitter. Doing it regularly helps to maintain the lowered blood pressure as well.

Make it a commitment to doing at least 30 minutes of exercise a part of your daily routine. Find a time that works for you best and enjoy it.

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