Recipe of the Week

Garden Vegetable Soup Ingredients 2⁄3 cup sliced carrot 1⁄2 cup diced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups fat free broth (beef, chicken or vegetable) 1 1⁄2 cups diced green cabbage 1⁄2 cup green beans 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup diced zucchini Directions Spray a large saucepan with non-stick cooking spray. Saute the carrot, onion and garlic over low heat until softened, about […]

Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat

If you want to battle belly fat as you age, new research suggests you need to add weight training to your exercise regimen. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that combining aerobic activities with weight, or resistance, training is key to preserving muscle and avoiding weight gain, particularly age-related belly fat. “Because aging is associated with sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass, relying on body weight alone is insufficient for the study of healthy aging,” study author Rania Mekary, a researcher at Harvard’s […]

Study: Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity

“Just a 20-minute brisk walk each day can lower odds of early death”   Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests. However, even a little exercise — a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example — is enough to reduce the risk of an early death by as much as 30 percent, the British researchers added. “Efforts to encourage small increases in physical activity in inactive individuals likely have significant health […]

Your Brain On Exercise: 30 Minutes Of Physical Activity Makes Your Brain More ‘Plastic’

Evidence has shown that regular physical activity can improve cognitive function and brain plasticity. However, research has been unclear in proving how much exercise is needed and how long these benefits can last for. A recent study conducted at the University of Adelaide in Australia suggests that one 30-minute session of vigorous exercise can lead to changes in the brain that make it more “plastic,” including improvements in memory and motor skill coordination. “Although this […]

Is This Treatment a Game-Changer for Atrial fibrillation?

There was big news in the world of cardiology last week – news that will change the way heart doctors approach the care of patients with the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation. It was not a new drug or procedure. It was much simpler. The new discovery was the power of weight loss—and its effect on the human heart. The news was released at the annual meeting of The American College of Cardiology. The […]

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