Healthy Weight

Should You Work Out When You Have A Thyroid Problem? – Self Improvement Article

I often say that stress is our body’s biggest hormone hijacker, and since a thyroid condition has everything to do with our hormones, it’s important to decrease stress as much as possible. Many people think of stress as just getting stuck in traffic or being nervous about personal finances, but intense cardiovascular exercising like indoor cycling, high-intensity interval training, and long-distance running are large stressors on the body that can rob the body of necessary nutrients to make hormones like thyroid…

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The Best Diet For Your Blood Sugar, Says The Mayo Clinic – Self Improvement Article

So what’s the deal with the microbiome and blood sugar? Is the key to balancing blood sugar in the gut? We’re not entirely sure yet, but there’s growing evidence that targeting the microbiome could help us combat diabetes. And it makes sense that if our microbiomes are all different, every person would respond a little differently to different foods—blood glucose response included. That would explain why, for example, some people can eat oatmeal and feel energized and others can eat…

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Intermittent Fasting Boosts Metabolism According To A New Study – Self Improvement Article

We hear all the time that one of our top health priorities should be optimizing metabolism through specific types of exercise and other strategies like intermittent fasting. But what does that really mean? Many people assume that it’s all about weight loss, but while our metabolic health does affect our ability to maintain a healthy weight, it’s about way more than that. In fact, the official definition of metabolism is “the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in…

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Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes & Treatment Options

So, if you do have sleep apnea, here’s the good news: There are a lot of ways to treat sleep apnea, from home remedies and solutions to surgery. The first step in alleviating obstructive sleep apnea is to make lifestyle changes. Since excess weight is a known cause of this kind of sleep apnea, your doctor will likely recommend weight loss and exercise if you’re overweight or obese. You can also avoid alcohol and medications that relax the throat muscles…

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This Hormone May Halt Metabolism When The Body’s In Overdrive, Study Finds

We’ve heard it all before–staying active can be a surefire way to ramp up your metabolism. But the relationship between the amount of activity you do and how it truly affects your metabolism can sometimes feel a bit fuzzy. Thanks to a new study out of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, this relationship is a bit more clear. Researchers discovered a hormone secreted by the liver called tsukushi, or TSK for short, drastically slows the metabolism of mice…

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Do Hormone Imbalances Cause Belly Fat?

Over the years we’ve thought about weight gain as the cause of health problems, but an inability to lose weight is often a symptom of an underlying health problem that has yet to be addressed. In other words, a person’s inability to lose weight could be a side effect of poor health instead of the cause. To put it simply: We must get healthy to lose weight, not lose weight to get healthy. When it comes to stubborn weight loss,…

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