Sitting May Sabotage the Benefits of Exercise

Sitting may sabotage the benefits of exercise. As I write this, I am wanting to stand up! Sitting for most of the day could make us resistant to the usual benefits of exercise, according to a small but worrying new study. What Science Says CLICK HERE for the study  titled “Inactivity induces resistance to the […]

Top Ten Ways to Incorporate Exercise into your Day

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Top Ten Ways to Incorporate Exercise into your Day. Not exercising is worse for your health than smoking, reports a new study. Here are our best tricks for sneaking in more activity during the day without changing your routine. 1. Schedule physical activity into your calendar like you would any other appointment 2. Exercise first […]

Can Exercise Help Us Think Better?

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in March 12, 2017, showed that exercise in people age 50 or over is demonstrated to have significant effects on cognition.

The Number One Way to Boost Your Brain Power

Nothing protects the brain quite like regular exercise. Here is the list of why exercise is the number one way to boost your brain. Exercise is like investing in a retirement fund for your brain. Exercise can Increase blood flow to the brain, which of course increase oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Enhance the […]

Top Ten Ways to Incorporate Physical Activity into your Day

Daily physical activity is as important as getting quality sleep. So many people use the excuse that they don’t have “time”. I schedule physical activity into my day just like any “appointment”. Dr Karen’s Top Ten Ways to Incorporate Exercise into your Day Schedule physical activity into your calendar like you would any other appointment. […]

Sitting is the new Smoking – Why I have a Stand Up Desk

I recently heard a new phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” Where did this phrase come from, and what does it mean? Marc Hamilton, a leading researcher on inactivity physiology, suggests that sitting is “the new smoking.” James Levine, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and researcher, says obese people sit on average two-and-a-half hours more every […]

How to Beat Sugar Cravings Forever

Did you know that sugar and processed foods are as addictive as heroin or cocaine? What holds most of us back — and gets in the way of success — are those cravings that seem impossible to break. Here is my twelve step program to beating sugar cravings. 1. Forget fruit juices; go for the […]

Does Exercise Make a Cold Worse?

Are you like me and wonder if exercise makes a cold better or worse? Intensive exercise boosts production of cortisol; a stress hormone. Stress hormones inhibit the activity of natural killer cells. This is why running a marathon can actually increase your chances of getting sick shortly thereafter. In fact, elite endurance athletes can suffer […]

Post Exercise Nutrition

Post Exercise Nutrition Fluids: Replace each pound of fluid lost with 16 to 20 ounces of water or sports drink. Carbohydrates: Consume 1.5 grams/kg of fast release (or high glycemic index) carbohydrate within 30 minutes after exercise and again 2 hours later for increased muscle glycogen resynthesis. Protein: Consume 0.5 g/kg protein with carbohydrate to […]