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This is a common side effect of exercise and is called vasodilation. This medical/ technical sounding term really just means your blood vessels are opening up and there is an increase in blood flowing to the layer of dermis or skin closest to the surface which leads to swelling.
Interestingly, the research shows that yes, soy products do affect your thyroids ability to function properly. Polyunsaturated oils such as that found in soybean oil are composed of long-chain triglycerides, or LCT’s. An LCT has the ability to block the absorption iodine by thyroid cells. You can also find LCT’s in s\low fat salad dressings [...]
While I cannot be sure why you sneeze at the break of dawn, assuming you are up early, I can tell you why we sneeze. Sneezing typically happens when the nerve endings in the mucous membrane inside of the nose are irritated. This may as a result of a swelling of the membrane, like what [...]
I am a poor sleeper as are millions of Americans. I am up too late at night working, get up too early to start the day preparing lunchboxes, taking care of the dogs, preparing my work for the day, checking emails, taking that all important 5 minute me time for coffee and CNN viewing. By [...]
Have you seen people running down the road with those black chest straps wrapped around them? Those are heart rate monitors and they serve to let you know exactly how fast your heart is beating with every step you take. These monitors range from basic to wow! You can purchase a heart rate monitor that only tells [...]
Yoga is well known for its ability to increase your flexibility, enhance your muscle tone, and assist in stress release but did you know it might also help with your sex life? That’s right, yoga offers a myriad of physical and emotional benefits that add up to a more fulfilling, meaningful sexual relationship with your partner. I love yoga [...]
As a Personal Trainer and thrice pregnant exercise enthusiast, it is sometimes frustrating that there is not specific information on what we can and cannot do during pregnancy with regards to fitness. The standard, “do what you normally do,” coupled with “watch the heart rate, type of activity and body temperature,” make for a scary cocktail of advise.
I believe the best time to exercise is whenever you can. Most of us have family and work responsibilities which may mean that regardless of what the studies say, we need to get our workout in whenever we can. Here are some of the latest specific research findings regarding the best time to exercise:
Americans keep getting heavier and keep searching for ways to fight it. Millions, if not billions, of dollars are spent each year in an attempt to shed pounds. A major study published in the New England Journal of Medicine offers some long-awaited advice. The study was conducted to determine which is best: the low-fat or the low-carb diet.
Yes, there is a lot of truth in the statement, you are what you eat and that applies to healthy knees as well. The following six foods could be your best joint maintenance medicine: berries, ginger, avocado, flaxseeds, omega-3-rich fish, and soy. Research shows they help stop joint-damaging inflammation, according to John La Puma, MD, author [...]« Previous Entries Next Entries »