Does Losing Weight following Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Boost The Chance of Remission?

Research Paper Title Behaviour change, weight loss and remission of Type 2 diabetes: a community‐based prospective cohort study. Background To quantify the association between behaviour change and weight loss after diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and the likelihood of remission of diabetes at 5‐year follow‐up. Methods The researchers conducted a prospective cohort study in 867… Read More

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How Does Adding Sauna Sessions to your Fitness Routine Make You Healthier?

Living life in a fit and healthy body is the aspiration of many people. For so long, saunas have been known to help people trying to maintain their health. What some people may not be aware of, however, is that getting sauna sessions along with their regular fitness routine can have many health benefits. Fitness… Read More

5 Steps to Meet your Body’s Nutritional Needs & Aid your Fitness Goals

Okay, so January is nearly over, but you may still (just) be sticking to that New Year’s resolution of losing weight and getting fit! If you are trying to shed weight or gain muscle, you may have heard of macronutrients – or macros for short. However, calculating how much of your calorie intake should come… Read More

Avoid Diabetes, Eat Avocados!

Eating avocados may help to safeguard against type 2 diabetes. A study by the University of Guelph found that a compound called avocationB (AvoB) counteracts the insulin resistance and oxidation in skeletal muscles. In the study, mice were fed a high-fat diet to induce obesity and insulin resistance for eight weeks. For the next five… Read More

Your Weight Doesn’t Determine Good Health

You cannot predict someone’s health just by looking at them. Many thin people are not as healthy or as strong as someone heavier. As measured by body mass index (BMI), some people are overweight, despite being extremely active and otherwise healthy. For example, I am 5′ 7”, just under 13 stone, and have a BMI… Read More

Is Dietary Supplement Use Higher in Civilian or Military Populations?

Research Paper Title Dietary Supplement Use in a Large, Representative Sample of the US Armed Forces. Background Dietary supplement (DS) use is prevalent among the US Armed Forces personnel, but representative cross-service comparisons and characteristics of personnel using DS’s are limited. With this in mind, the purpose of this research was to examine DS use… Read More

5 Yoga Breathing Techniques for Weight Loss

Many people seem to think that yoga is just something that people do to try and relax, and while it does work for that, there are so many more benefits. In fact, yoga may not really feel all that relaxing while you are doing it. It is physical exercise, and just like any other physical… Read More