Older adults at risk for getting diabetes who took a 15-minute walk after every meal improved their blood sugar levels, a new study shows. Three short walks after eating worked better to control blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk in the morning or evening, said lead researcher Loretta DiPietro, chairwoman of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C. “More importantly, the post-meal walking was significantly better than
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December 8, 2014

Torso Exercise #1

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This lower abdominal exercise is one of the toughest areas to build, an area that’s often weak. Technique Alternating from one side to the other & keeping your elbows back to focus on areas across your torso-great exercise. Repetitions: 20 each side
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December 6, 2014

Homestyle Baked Beans

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Ingredients olive or canola oil spray 1 medium brown onion, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbs no-added-salt tomato paste 1 tsp smoked paprika 400 g can no-added-salt diced tomatoes 1 tbs salt-reduced tomato sauce 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce 420 g can no-added-salt cannelloni or butter beans, drained and rinsed 3 tbs parsley, finely chopped 4 slices wholegrain bread, toasted freshly ground or cracked black pepper, to taste Method Spray oil in a
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December 6, 2014

Study: Eating More Fruit Cuts Heart Disease Risk

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Sept. 2, 2014 — Eating fruit every day lowers the risk of getting heart and stroke problems by up to 40%, researchers say. Their new study also found that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of getting cardiovascular disease declined, and their blood pressure was lowered. The findings are based on a study of 451,682 people enrolled in a health study in China and were presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona, Spain. The participants
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November 28, 2014

Is Walking Enough?

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Walking is a very important component to good physical and mental health but is it really enough to help people lose weight, improve fitness, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels? Is there more you should be doing with your exercise program or does your training program, usually just walking, need to be rejigged to get the maximum benefit? More and more we find people are ignoring one of the most important aspects of healthy
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