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Dehydration and Sport
Water is essential for numerous functions in the body. When the body's
fluid levels become depleted, through increased sweating and/or
inadequate fluid intake, dehydration can occur. Almost all levels of
dehydration are associated with a reduction in sports performance.
Approaches to sleeping
Many non-pharmacological approaches exist
to improve falling asleep and staying asleep. Doctors and health professionals
may suggest any of the following, depending on the type of sleep disruption, the
person's situation, and their specific sleep needs.
Exercise adds years to life and improves quality, researchers
Exercise is a lot like spinach -- everybody knows it's
good for you; yet many people still avoid it, forgoing its potential
But researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who
study the effects of exercise on aging point to new findings that may
inspire people to get up, get out and get moving on a regular basis. The
research team, led by kinesiology professor Edward McAuley, found that
previously sedentary seniors who incorporated exercise into their
lifestyles not only improved physical function, but experienced
psychological benefits as well.
When we are tired we can become ill, as we can't be bothered
to look after ourselves. When we are tired we can get down and
become bad tempered and irritable. Tiredness can also kill. Car
accidents, workplace accidents, mishaps at home and so on, can
all be caused by tiredness. So here are ten tips to help you
stop tiredness and fatigue and to build your energy and stamina.
Nourishment is about more
than eating. It is about intention. Not everything you put
into your mouth is nutritious. Many processed, treated, and
refined foods lack any nutritional value at all. They are
laced with chemicals and preservatives. They are high in
salt, sugar, and unhealthy fat. In other words, they offer a
lot of what you don’t need and very little of what you do.
How much do
you want to lose weight?
Losing weight seems to be a very common goal. More than half the population in
the western world say they want to lose weight at any one time.
But do they really want it?
Or is losing weight one of those things that we would all like to do if it was
easy but just can't be bothered with if it takes any effort at all?
Is it like wanting to be rich, where we are happy to buy a lottery ticket ("It
might just come up") every week but are not prepared to work our tails off to
achieve any real wealth?
How much do you want to lose weight? Do you want it enough to change your
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Glycaemic Index: 5 minute CHOICE
We’re used to the idea of good fats and bad fats. Now, it seems, some
carbohydrates might be healthier for us than others. But despite the
hype, there’s not yet conclusive evidence that low-GI foods are either
generally health-promoting or slimming.
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Based on the clever titles, it might be
tempting to dismiss these programs as gimmicks, and in fact when your
weekly menus are
literally "color coded," it might seem that the diet book authors are just
scrambling for a new hook or premise on which to base an entire eating
program. I have not read any of those
books you mentioned yet, so I can't comment on any of them specifically.
However, as "gimmicky" as
from every color in the rainbow may sound at first, there is some
very legitimate and scientific evidence that this is a great idea.
Forget white noise machines and warm milk before bed.
According to researcher Hans-Peter Landolt, the key to a good
night's sleep may be in your genes. Landolt and his team at the
University of Zurich, Switzerland, have identified the "slumber
gene" - a particular variant of a gene that produces an enzyme
called adenosine deaminase (ADA). In a groundbreaking study
published in the October 25, 2005 issue of the Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Landolt
demonstrated that individuals carrying the slumber variant ADA
gene sleep considerably more soundly than everyone else. In
addition to providing new insight into the biological mechanisms
surrounding sleep, Landolt's work may someday lead to new
treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders.
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