Close your eyes and envision a burger. Now envision that burger two years later. After you open your eyes click here.
Is it what you thought?
What you see is a burger from McDonalds accompanied
by a taco from Taco Bell that has aged two years. Dr. Jaqueline Vaughn
from Vaughn Chiropractic placed the burger and taco on the counter of
the reception desk, making it one of the first things people see when
they enter the building. What they saw was a fairly intact meal, all
Additives and preservatives are often littered in
food that we purchase from fast-food establishments. MSG, hydrogenated
oil, and high fructose corn syrup are only a few examples of the
ingredients that are added to the meals that increase the longevity of
its shelf life and even make better tasting at times, but are unhealthy
things to eat especially if not in moderation. This is one of the
reasons that if you are trying to adjust your diet one of the first
things you should look at modifying is how much you eat take-out foods.
Dr. Vaughn didn’t do this as a “scare tactic”, but
more so to a wakeup call. A chance to provide a visual to what
additives and preservatives can do to food, food that we’re eating. In
hopefully increasing consciousness of what we are eating it will help us
make better food choices. Quite the interesting approach don’t you
Source: CBS Detroit
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“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
This quote has been said in different ways and
echoed by many people, and for good reason. When we enter anything the
more prepared you are and the more you learn from your previous
experiences could be the deciding factor in whether you succeed THIS
The New Year has arrived and for many of us it’s
our time to begin again more intelligently when it comes to our weight
loss journey. How do we do that?
Let’s start with exercise. One of the most
important things that you have to know when you’re making your workout
plan is to remember it’s your workout plan! Take ownership of it and have a clear understanding of the results you want from it.
You’re initial fitness level will determine things
such as your endurance level and your recovery time after your workout.
It also gives you a starting point and you will be able to track your
progress in a more accurate fashion.
What about your diet? Finding alternatives to
unhealthy delights is a key to your diet. The best way to forget about
an old treat is to find a new one. If you don’t monitor how many
calories you consume it could be beneficial to start tracking what and
how much you eat.
One thing to remember is no matter how long your
weight loss journey may be the formula remains simple. Burn more
calories than you consume. If you keep that in mind with everything you
do (and eat) you’ll find yourself happy with the results.
Remember, if you need help, click here. We wish you a happy and healthy New Year!
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have often shown that excess body weight can negatively affect our life
expectancy. But many, if not all of us, we were unaware of the actual
number of years one would lose due to excess weight. A recent study
sought out to put a number to the damage.
individuals may shorten their life expectancy by eight years. Moreover,
additional medical conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular
disease, could arise, possibly resulting in health difficulties lasting
up to twenty years.
Equipped with this
information, the researchers’ can probe further. “What may be
interesting for patients are the ‘what if’ questions. What if they lose
10 to 15 pounds? Or, what if they are more active? How will this change
the numbers?” says Dr. Steven Grover, Clinical Epidemiologist at the
RI-MUHC and lead author of the study.
The next few years
will be used as a trial period for a web-based program spurred on from
this study. The program will assist people with the necessary
modifications to their lifestyle in hopes to add the years that were
taken away from their life expectancy.
Studies such as this
one can be startling, yet extremely beneficial. With obesity quickly
turning into one of the biggest issues in this country we need to
continue to find potential solutions. If providers can present solutions
and how they will specifically aid the dieter, it could incentivize the
dieter to make the improvements to habits that could be taking away
years from their life.
Source: Nutraceuticals World
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