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"A recent study by the London School of Economics (LSE), which looked at 26 countries between 1989 and 2005 when globalisation dramatically expanded conclude that social globalization - changes in the way we work and live - was what was making us fat, rather than the wider availability of cheaper and more calorific foods driven by global trade.


Basically, the fact that we are are now increasingly able to work, shop and socialise whilst barely moving a muscle is to blame, says study author Dr Joan Costa-Font. The moral of this story again seems to point to the importance of physical activity and exercise to staying slim and healthy.

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“I invite you to an open level vinyasa yoga class that will focus on building strength, balance and flexibility of the whole body…boosting your metabolism and building lean muscle mass as we flow together…paying close attention to healthy body alignment and breath awareness.” -Reika

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About 65 million Americans suffer from back pain. It's the second most common reason for medical visits. Navigating your way through back pain while sticking to a fitness plan can be challenging. While it may seem like resting is best, movement is actually helpful. Always consult a healthcare professional before doing any exercise for low back pain. Some exercises can actually exacerbate low back pain.

Try switching from standing toe touch stretches to hamstring stretches lying on your back and your leg up lifted up with a belt or strap. Another safe bet is switching from heavy, Olympic type of strength training to body weight exercise like wall sits and bridges.

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Your body produces vitamin D naturally in your skin while out in the sun. Many people don't get enough outdoor sunshine, while others avoid the damaging effects the sun can cause. Your doctor may suggest taking a vitamin D supplement.

In addition to maintaining bone and muscle health, a recent study gave some interesting results on vitamin D supplementation. The study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that the vitamin helped prevent respiratory infections like the cold, flu or even pneumonia. In fact, vitamin D proved even more effective than flu vaccinations.

More studies are needed, and you should talk to your doctor before beginning any sort of vitamin supplementation.

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Probiotics help keep the friendly bacteria in your digestive system strong. A healthy gut benefits include:

  • boosting immune system.
  • preventing and treating urinary tract infections.
  • improving digestive function.
  • healing inflammatory bowel conditions like IBS (4)
  • managing and preventing eczema in children.
  • fighting food-borne illnesses.

Walk into your local market, and you will find an array of products containing probiotics. However, a new study conducted at Inverness found that many of these products provided minimal results.

The study did show that ingesting prebiotics was much more beneficial. Prebiotics can be found in foods like chicory, miso, sauerkraut and kombucha. They also found that adding kefir to one's diet boosted health bacteria strains dramatically.

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Carbohydrates are the main fuel source for your body's functions, including exercise. Carbohydrates should comprise the greatest percentage of calories in your diet. In fact, the USDA states that carbs should equal 45-65% of your daily caloric intake. Proper carbohydrate intake also makes for more effective workouts.

While it's true that cutting carbs from your diet can be a quick fix to weight loss, it is not a long-term solution to weight-gain. A carb-free diet isn't a sustainable eating plan, nor is it recommended by most reputable healthcare professionals. In addition, most carb-free diets are high in saturated fats, which can contribute to heart disease.

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TRX Suspension Training is a great way to change up your workout routine. It allows your body to use its own weight as resistance. The functional movements done on the straps are both challenging and fun. The dynamics of these exercises help activate core muscles more than traditional exercise.

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