According to the latest scientific research, lying around on the couch for too long will make you physically weaker.
The Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen found it only takes two weeks of immobility for people to lose about one third of their muscular strength, putting them on the same level as someone forty or fifty years older.
The study was done to monitor muscle loss in people who were injured or sick. They found during periods of inactivity, young people lose more muscle mass than older people. In addition, fit people lost more muscle mass than unfit people.
"The more muscle mass you have, the more you’ll lose. Which means that if you’re fit and become injured, you’ll most likely lose more muscle mass than someone who is unfit, over the same period of time. But even though older people lose less muscle mass and their level of fitness is reduced slightly less than in young people, the los…
"It’s very difficult to overeat on a low carb diet because meat is satiating. No one binge eats on steak and eggs. They binge eat on high-carb foods, because those foods override the shutoff response in the hypothalamus." - Dr. Mary Dan Eades, M.D.
Any supplement you or your kids take should be made from real food. This is the only way your body can absorb the vitamins
When it comes to nutrition and your health, absorption is everything. It's not what's in your vitamins - it's what vitamins end up in you. This separates a good supplement from the grocery store cheapies.
Over 90% of the vitamins on the market today are not fully absorbed by the body. What's the point of taking a supplement if your body cannot use it?
According to this guy, here's what happens to your body after drinking a Diet Coke or any other diet soft drink:
In the first 10 minutes: The soda's phosphoric acid attacks the enamel of your teeth, while artificial sweeteners like aspartame hit your system. The aspartame may trick your body into thinking it has just processed sugar.
In 20 minutes: The soda can trigger the production of insulin in your body, which sends your body into fat storage mode.
In 40 minutes: The combination of caffeine and aspartame creates a short, addictive high. Excitotoxins (a class of chemicals that overstimulate the brain’s neuron receptors) are released, which may exhaust your brain - especially if you drink diet soda on a regular basis.
In 60 minutes and beyond: Unlike the small amount of satisfaction you get from regular Coke, your body may still crave sweets. This makes y…