Monday, September 29, 2008

Eye opening pictures

Came across this site today. It really opened my eyes to how bad things are around the world.

Running can slow ageing process

According to BBC NEWS "Elderly joggers were half as likely to die prematurely from conditions like cancer than non-runners.
They also enjoyed a healthier life with fewer disabilities, the Stanford University Medical Center team found.
Experts said the findings in Archives of Internal Medicine reinforced the importance that older people exercise regularly."

Exercise increases our metabolic rate, thus slowing the aging process.

This slowing is caused by a direct link between the amount of exercise we get and our own metabolic rate. The more physical exercise we do, the higher our metabolic rate. As we age our physical activity decreases and this can be attributed to a drop in metabolic rate. Secondly, the amount of calories we consume daily is directly proportional to metabolic rate. The more calories taken in on any given day will result on a higher rate. Older people tend to eat less, resulting in lower rates. Interestingly enough, when young men and old men perform the same amount of physical exercise and consume equal calories the basal metabolic rate remains unaltered.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Digestive Health

Stumbled across this chart. Good to know.

Water Well

Research suggest one ounce of water daily for every two pounds of body weight. "Water" does not include tea, coffee and soda, these tend to cause dehydration. To really get the most out of your water, a P.H. of 7.0 or higher will provide more efficient hydration. Think green on this one, 80% of water bottles used in the States become garbage or end up in a landfill. (Container Recycling Institute)