Find it hard to lose weight and have overweight or obese family members who also have difficulty shedding pounds?
Your problem could be an inherited predisposition to packing on the pounds.
Now scientists have discovered a super easy way to override those genes: Walk!
A Harvard School of Public Health study of 12,000 folks found that simply walking briskly for one hour per day slashed the impact of fat genes an impressive 50%.
~Source: Woman’s World Magazine (Pinterest Image)
Walk a mile or two or more. On average I am walking 3-4 miles and it usually takes me 15 minutes per mile.
Regular exercise helps push through the pain barrier:
Researchers in Germany looked at the difference between pain threshold (the point when a person first starts to feel pain) and pain tolerance (how much a person can take) in 550 athletes and more than 330 non-athletes. They concluded that the two groups had about the same pain threshold.
But when it came to how much pain they could stand, athletes tolerated more than non-athletes.
So what does this mean? It means that if you thought that a sweat packed exercise routine just reduced stress, decreased wrinkles, prevented obesity, Type 2 diabetes and a host of other diseases, improved your brain power and cardiovascular and sent happy hormones coursing through your veins, there’s one more reward to add to the list.
Regular exercise helps you tolerate pain better.
So put on a pair of walking, running or cross-training shoes and head out for those 10,000 steps, a 2-, 5- or 10-km run, and some weight training (two to three times a week) at the gym.
But do it with some intensity. That way, when you’ve got a headache to push through or some minor back pain, you’ll be able to keep going and going and going.
~Source: Health Tips From Drs. Oz and Roizen (Newspaper Article)
I do live with chronic pain in my upper back and neck due to a car accident of years past. Recently my rotator cuff has been painful and now have found out it is all related to the injuries in my back. Being at the GYM continues to help me with my pain and gives my emotional health a boost as well. I can’t say it enough on how exercise is so important!
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be.”
– Groucho Marx
About Groucho Marx
Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx was the wisecracking central figure of the Marx Brothers comedy team, waggling his eyebrows in movies like Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera.
He was born in New York in 1890. His mother organized the family into a vaudeville act, which didn’t become successful until Groucho began ad-libbing jokes and insults.
In the forties and fifties, he hosted the wildly successful radio and TV quiz show You Bet Your Life. He died in 1977.
You don’t have to train like you’re training for the 2012 Olympics to get the body-wide benefits of movement.
Walk for 30 minutes at least four times a week and do two resistance-training routines on your off days (or when you want—just leave a rest day or two in between!), and you’ll slash your risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, obesity, dementia and low mood.
Exercise is a one—stop health fix because it rejuvenates the tiny power plants—mitochondria—inside every cell in your body so you feel more energetic, burn more calories around the clock and process fat and blood sugar a whole lot more efficiently.
Exercising regularly can make your body’s real age as much as nine years younger.
~Source: Local Newspaper (RealAge.com)
Pinterest Images and Quotes~Thank-you.
Yay! That must make my ‘Real Age” 51. I did get my GYM workout done! Have a wonderful Friday and remember to look for the positives throughout your day.
We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth. ~Virginia Satir
Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug.
Hugging is all natural. It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, non polluting, environmentally friendly and 100 percent wholesome.
Hugging is the ideal gift. Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows you care, comes with its own wrapping and, of course, fully returnable.
Hugging is practically perfect. No batteries to wear out, inflation-proof, non-fattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof and non taxable.
Hugging is an underutilized resource with magical powers. When we open our hearts and arms we encourage others to do the same.
Think of the people in your life. Are there any words you’d like to say? Are there any hugs you want to share? Are you waiting and hoping someone else will ask first? Please don’t wait! Initiate! ~Charles Faraone
Love cures people–both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. ~Dr. Karl Menninger
I am a hugger! Are you? I was getting a ‘squish’ from our Son.
Find yourself tossing and turning at night?
Just enjoy 10 minutes of sunshine in the morning, and you’ll sleep like a baby tonight!
Scientists have found that sunlight invites shuteye two ways: by resetting the area of the brain responsible for guiding the transition to sleep and by reviving production of melatonin, a hormone that helps your body know the difference between day and night and causes drowsiness.
~Source: Womens’ World Magazine
~Source: Pinterest Quotes.
It is a blessing waking up at the crack of dawn and getting my GYM Workout done. A gorgeous sunny day has me smiling. I am hoping the sun is shining in your world.