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Study Finds Carbs Increase Mortality Rate, While Fat Reduces It

A recently released study by the university ETH Zurich found that nutritive carbohydrates increase human mortality rate, while dietary fat actually reduces it.The study examined over 135,000 people from 18 different countries. The study looked at individuals diet and exercise habits, while excluding those with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases to create an objective data set. After a median follow-up of 7.4 years, they found that 10,000 deaths/cardiovascular related events had occurred.The study found that those who consumed more carbohydrates had a significantly increased mortality rate, while those who consumed more fat had a decreased mortality rate. However what’s more interesting, is...

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How can I sit less and move more?

How can I sit less and move more?

How can I ditch this sedentary lifestyle, and spend more time moving? It’s a fair question. Especially when you consider how ridiculous (and biased) so many of the recommended solutions are. Hardcore runners will tell you to put in 5+ miles a day, yoga enthusiasts will recommend an endless series of poses to get in, and crossfitters will tell you to do all of the above, plus enough squats, pull-ups, and burpees to make you puke! These ideas are great and all, but they overlook one small problem… My butt is tied to a chair for 40+ hours week, whether...

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Surgeon Ditches Statins by Eating Meat and Cutting Sugar

Surgeon Ditches Statins by Eating Meat and Cutting Sugar

After taking statins for 8 years to combat his high cholesterol, a vascular surgeon decided to take a different approach. He took a closer look at all the studies and decided that statins weren't going to save him from a heart attack. So he stopped taking his statins entirely, instead changing how he ate by eliminating sugar, alcohol, and starchy foods from his diet, while increasing his consumption of animal fat. The interesting part is, he didn't tell his doctor when he made this change! He waited until he'd been doing this for three months, then went to see his...

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Talk a walk, kid. Your body will thank you

Talk a walk, kid. Your body will thank you

“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right." -G.M. Trevelyan It should be obvious by now that sitting still all day is wreaking havoc on our health and well-being in a litany of ways. With this in mind the solution should be obvious; in order to reverse them, we need to become more active! Now, this doesn’t mean you should start doing burpees at your desk1. Numerous studies have shown that even light exercise (such as walking) can significantly improve overall health. In a study done by Dr. David Hupin, it was discovered that “low-dose” moderate to vigorous activity...

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Sitting: You're Doing it Wrong

Sitting: You're Doing it Wrong

“What flaw could you possibly find in his appearance?” “His posture,” Hannah muttered. “What about it?” “He slouches.” “He’s an American. They all slouch. The weight of their wallets drags them over.” -Lisa Kleypas, A Wallflower Christmas You can tell that quote is a few years old, because in it our postural problems are not caused by the screens we crane our neck down to view, but our excess wealth. If you've been following the health and wellness industry, you're probably already aware of the negative effects of sitting all day. Today we're going to make sense of all these...

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