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Enjoy the Outdoor Exercise Routine

April 2, 2013 Sports

Outdoor exercise routineThe benefits of a daily exercise routine are priceless, while the lack of exercise ruins all other efforts for a healthy body and mind, like healthy food or keeping up the good spirits… we all know it. However, knowing it is not enough to motivate us to exercise daily or at least 3-4 times per week. So, while some manage to get good results with indoor exercise, either at home or at the gym, others are still in search of a good motivation.

Exercising outdoor could be the key to success. Especially now, when the warm weather is here, tempting us to go outside and enjoy the sun and the fresh air. Moreover, you should know that there are benefits to exercising outdoor that are lost on a treadmill. Here are just three of them:

  • Outdoor workout eliminates many of the common excuses for not ke...

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Sugar – The Good and the Bad

February 16, 2013 Nutrition

sugarAlthough sweets are said to cheer us up when we are sad, the effects of refined sugar on our health can be disastrous. Studies carried out in Korea on men and women showed that a high glucose level in blood (greater than 140 mg/dL) increases the risk of cancer. In men the strongest association between a high glucose level and cancer was for pancreatic cancer and significant links were also found for cancer of the liver colon/rectum or esophagus. In women the most predominant cancers associated with sugar were of the liver and cervix.

 Nevertheless, the effects of sugar on our body are numerous and most of them really scary. Nancy Appleton, PhD and G.N. Jacobs identified 143 ways in which sugar can affect our health “Suicide by Sugar”. Here are just a few:

- It reduces the body’s abil...

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