Monday, December 20, 2010

Work hours

People who work 60 hours a week
are TWICE as likely to have a heart attack
than people who would 40 hours a week.

So for your own health, take a break, get home for dinner
and make this a new years resolution
only 40 hours a week.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Its the holidays!!  Time to spend more money than normally, have family in town, or go out of town, things need to be wrapped and mailed, malls are crowded, there is traffic everywhere.

-while I Love the holidays, I admit they can be a little stressful.
And while seeing family, and everyones happy faces after a big meal, or opening  a great present
sometimes we need a little relief in the middle of it all.

So the next time you are stuck in traffic, the perfect gift is sold out, or you are sitting in an airport
try this breathing exercise

Take a deep breath in through your nose for the count of 5
Then slowly let it out through your mouth for the count of 6
Breathe deeply, drawing air into your abdomen
Try this for 2 minutes and see if you feel better!

Happpy Shopping!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stem Cell Transplant Cures HIV

A recent article in the journal Blood says that a man who was treated with extensive bone marrow transplants and chemotherapy in 2007 is now free of HIV
read more here

This treatment is considered life-threatening and its not a feasible treatment for the 33 million people in the world infected with HIV . However it does provide a lot of hope for the people infected and their families.
Hopefully it points the science in the right direction for a cure.
Its now been 30 years since the first case in the USA and world wide it has claimed an estimated 25 million lives
In 2008, 7400 people were infected - Every Day
in the same year approximately 14 million children lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS
{stats from USAID}

Click To learn more about the Unicef Global Campaign on Children and AIDS or to donate

To order a custom tie dye shirt -the proceeds of which will go to a volunteer organization in Kenya
or to Donate a t-shirt to a child in Kenya
check out T4A Apparel on facebook

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thinking about exercising?

Are you sitting there thinking "I should exercise"
-I will go to the gym tomorrow
-on monday I am going to start running again
-my New Years resolution will be to go to the gym 3 times a week
-as soon as the holidays are over I will start exercising again

well STOP

stop putting off your exercise and start TODAY
change those thoughts to things like
-Lets got for a walk after dinner
-I am going to the gym today after work
-Im going to hot yoga this morning
-Instead of tv, Im going to run - right now

Friday, December 10, 2010

Walking and Mental Health

A ten year long study has shows a link between walking and slower cognitive decline.

While walking cant cure Alzheimers it can slow down the progression.
Patients who walked 8km a week had slower progression of Alzheimers and mild cognitive impairment in comparison with those who didn\t walk.

Patients who walked 8km/week had better preservation of the frontal lobe and the temporal lobes (including the hippocampus) - all areas associated with memory and learning

Start walking now to prevent a problem before there is one!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Did you know flossing daily can add up to 6.4 years to your life?

Because the same bacteria that causes gum inflammation is also linked to heart disease
-more specifically, the inflammation of ateries.

So floss every day to get rid of this bacteria and live longer and have better breath!

read more here
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Health Link

British scientists have correlation between the length of a mans index finger and his risk of prostate cancer.

Studies have found that men whose index finder is longer than their ring finger are one third less likely to develop prostate cancer - which is the second more common cancer in men.

 Lower levels of testosterone while a fetus is developing is linked to the length of fingers and lower risk of prostate cancer. 

There are suggestions that looking at the finger length could be used as a simple test for determining risk of prostate cancer in men under 60.
Read more at the Globe and Mail

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Good News for Joggers

A new study from German Researchers has shown just how good running is for you!
We already know that running is good for leg and core strength and cardiovascular health

Turns out that running also targets fat tissue - specifically visceral fat AKA belly fat!
The first 10 minutes of your jog are the most effective for burning this type of fat
(Don't forget that at least 30 minutes is needed for cardiovascular health)

So what are you waiting for! Strap those running shoes on today!!

originally seen on vitamin G blog

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