Health & Failing to Do the Minimum

(DGIwire) — Ever wonder why so many people have health challenges and healthcare is so expensive? The answer seems so simple: Eat a healthy diet, exercise moderately, maintain a normal body composition and don’t smoke or over indulge on alcohol. Following these suggestions is associated with lower cardiovascular risk, less likelihood of cancer, reduced odds […]

Water: A Free Fat Loss Supplement?

(DGIwire) — It may be the ultimate fat loss supplement and it comes with no known side effects and it’s free. What is this miracle product and where can it be found? A new study by the University of Illinois published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, found that people who increased their […]

How Even A Small Weight Reduction Can Yield Big Health Benefits

(DGIwire) — According to the Endocrine Society, over 75% of American adults are overweight, obese or extremely obese. In addition, almost 23% of adults are considered to have metabolic syndrome. Overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25-30, obese as a BMI of 30-40 and extremely obese as a BMI of 40 or higher. […]

Preventing Heart Disease

(DGIwire) — Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States as well as most other developed countries. Although declining slightly in recent years for various reasons, heart disease is associated with over 700,000 deaths each year in the U.S. and over 7 million hospitalizations every year. The numbers are […]

Mediterranean Diet Revisited

(DGIwire) — You will often hear that the Mediterranean diet is a healthy diet.  Studies consistently find it healthier than the typical western style or standard American diet (SAD).  This is mainly because it contains more fresh whole foods and fewer processed and refined foods. The Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by the consumption of […]

Ideal Health: Simplified

(DGIwire)  It may seem too good to be true but achieving optimal health is really very simple according to health expert Tom Griesel, co-author of  Turbocharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust. He offers the following insights for those who want to get on […]

Fountain of Youth Discovered in Lean Body Mass

(DGIwire) One of the most common signs of aging is the loss of lean body mass (LBM).  This is because as people age, they usually become more sedentary which results in a loss of muscle tissue and bone mass.  The size of the heart may also be reduced by lack of activity. Lean body mass […]

Building A Better Salad

(DGIwire) — An Iowa State University study determined that carotenoids, the yellow-to-red pigments found in vegetables, were more bioavailable, meaning that they are better absorbed, when eaten with a full-fat dressing as opposed to a low-fat or fat-free version. It is now widely accepted that fat-soluble vitamins and other compounds are best absorbed when accompanied […]

Plants and Your Health

(DGIwire) — Today the healthiest dietary guidelines are built around a wide variety of nutrient-dense whole food choices.  A predominately plant-based diet that focuses on fresh leafy greens, non-starchy vegetables and fruits is now commonly recommended. When you include an appropriate amount of animal based proteins, including some red meat, the combination provides a myriad array […]

The Search For Overnight Diet Results

(DGIwire) — Many sincere yet frequent dieters have difficulty facing a cold, hard fact about weight, optimal body composition and fat loss:  It doesn’t happen overnight. The successful ones expect to make big changes and ultimately reach the goal. They focus on making as many reasonable lifestyle related choices as possible.  They do not focus on […]

What Your Waist Says About Your Health

(DGIwire) — Is your weight causing problems for your life…or lifestyle?  Some people aren’t sure.  Do scales tell the whole story?  Although widely used as a calculator for idea weight, BMI or a measure of your body mass index is not a definitive measure, either.  Perhaps your family and friends tell you that you look […]

Walk or Run For Health?

(DGIwire) — At least one study has concluded that walking equaled running for heart health as long as the same distance was covered.  It was not how long you run or walk but how far. The study included data from more than 33,000 runners and almost 16,000 walkers aged 18 to 80 with most between […]

Easy Ways To TurboCharge Your Diet

(DGIwire) — Want to feel better, improve your health and in the process get lean quickly? Tom Griesel, co-author of TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust  offers the following simple tips to painlessly improve your diet. Out of sight, out of mind If […]

The Yo-Yo Dieting Dilemma

(DGIwire) — Not too long ago, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina reinforced the idea that dieting makes you fatter, particularly yo-yo dieting. The researchers looked at overweight postmenopausal women who had lost an average of 12 percent of their initial starting weight.  When analyzing their change in body […]

Living a Long Unhealthy Life?

(DGIwire)  —  Why would anyone want to live longer but not healthier?  A study from West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina revealed that this is now the case for American baby boomers.  More interesting is that other studies have indicated this is mostly the result of conscious and […]

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