Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Blog Post on Self-Monitoring and Short Bursts of Activity

Check out this blog post by a Harvard physician, on the increased metabolic rate that comes about from activity spaced out throughout the day: http://chealthblog.connected-health.org/2012/05/30/better-health-one-step-at-a-time/


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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lunges with Weight to Hit Several Muscles

Grab two weight that you can easily lift to your shoulders with your palms facing inward or downward. They can be "dumbbells" or octagonal weights.

Perform lunges, lifting the weights to shoulder level as you descend for the lunge, and as you descend to starting position as you rise. At the same time, twist to the right for one lunge, and to the left for the next lunge, alternating to work y our abdominal muscles, including your obliques. Do four sets of ten repetitions.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

How to Do a Sit Up Video

This is from four years ago. I am holding the older version of PocketGuide to Fitness, and there are some mistakes on the words; the book is available on www.Amazon.com and www.BN.com. Yet the sit up instructions are valid and good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGHNbrlefAE


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Saturday, June 09, 2012

Yoga Facial Video

I cannot vouch for this, but it seems interesting. Ask a physician.

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MMA Workout

Here is a good video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5tehB7Su2M&feature=relmfu

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Body Weight Workout

The best weight to work out is your own body weight. Just try it: Jump, sit on the floor, lie down on the floor, and then reverse to sit, stand, jump.

Here is a great video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=655bXHwwnVc&feature=g-all-lik

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Resveratrol's Healthy Effects

Resveratrol is a simple polyphenol found in red wine, chocolate and coffee. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resveratrol

Yesterday I attended a talk by Joseph Baur, Ph.D. at the New York Academy of Sciences about it. See http://www.nyas.org/events/Detail.aspx?cid=2b52eab3-4139-4629-87ee-e0431b58c9b5

Several studies were mentioned where resveratrol's effects on gene SIRT-1 were similar to the effects of a lowered daily calorie intake on mice and other rodents. The effects included bringing the rodents' health back to pre-obesity conditions with better cardiovascular and liver health and increased amount of muscle cell mitochondria.

Resveratrol has been found to have anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects.Below is a list of some studies that the speaker mentioned or that I found. The speaker stressed that results are not conclusive and more studies need to be done. This is not an excuse to drink or eat too much. I may update this post shortly.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8593887.stm

http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/abstract/S1550-4131%2811%2900386-X

http://ard.bmj.com/content/71/Suppl_1/A90.2

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15832402


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