Healthy Tip of the Day
WE’RE STEAMED! Difference between steamed vegetables and sautéed? The latter packs 250 more calories!
Inactive Children “Become Middle-aged Couch Potatoes”
Per the BBC: "Children who lead inactive lives are likely to grow up to become middle-aged couch potatoes, a study suggests. Researchers compared the TV viewing habits of more than 6,000 British people born in a single week in 1970, at the ages of 10 and 42. Parents should increase children's physical activity to ensure they become fit and healthy adults, the University College London authors conclude." For the full story, click here.
The Benefits of Pumping Iron in Later Life
Per the Wall Street Journal: "While old-school wisdom held that older adults were too frail to pump iron, a growing body of research is showing that strength training helps stave off age-related disability, preserve bone mass in women and even boost brainpower." For the full story, click here.
The Rise of African Superfoods
Per CNN: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away — but is that enough to keep us fit and strong? From kale to quinoa to goji berries, more and more of us are constantly on the lookout for ways to eat ourselves healthy. But as the search for the so-called 'superfoods' intensifies, many health food fanatics are now increasingly turning to nutrient-packed products originating from Africa." For the full story, click here.
Nine Superfruits and Super Seeds to Add to Your Diet
Per Science Daily: "Although there is no universal standard definition of a super seed or superfruit, they are often described as providing a number of nutrients and health benefits all in one package. A new article describes nine seeds and superfruits that fit the bill for consumers’ desire for natural, minimally processed foods." For the full story, click here.
Couch Potatoes Rejoice: Strenuous Exercise May Be Unhealthy
Per the Wall Street Journal: "As an endurance-athletics mantra, 'more is better' can make for speedier finishes. But does it come at the cost of health? A recent study in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, found that exercising strenuously four to seven days a week conferred an increased risk of vascular disease, compared with two to three days a week of strenuous exercise. Accompanying the study, published in Circulation’s Feb. 24 edition, is an editorial entitled, 'Physical Activity: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing?'" For the full story, click here.