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Will Eating More Greens Ward off Diabetes

2671495796_c0bdc6bd99_mHow many of us do eat the amount of leafy green vegetables that we should do. Preferably, we should eat five a day according to common knowledge but after reading this you may start to change your mind.

When an analysis was done into eating various foods, which included fruit and vegetables it was found that only foods, which had spinach and cabbage present within them had the most effect.

So if you eat a portion and a half a day with these particular foods in you will cut your risk of diabetes by 14 percent according to research, which was put together by the BMJ.

British Medical Journal. However, experts have said that you should still maintain eating five portions of fruit and vegetables each day.

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Does Water Help with Losing Weight Finally

1695650382_989846bf18_mOver the past few years water has been one of those things that has been talked about quite a lot. Especially the health benefits of drinking lots of it some experts argue that there is really no great benefit to drinking plenty of it while others disagree.

Just recently some scientists put forward a recent paper looking into whether or not drinking water does help with weight loss.

“We are presenting results of the first randomized controlled intervention trial demonstrating that increased water consumption is an effective weight loss strategy,” said Brenda Davy, Ph.D., senior author on the study ”

Here is what they found when they looked at some data from older studies who monitored middle aged people as well as some older people. Whom drank water before meals and drank two cups of water beforehand, they ate between 75 and 90 calories less.

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Twitter As a Health and Weight Loss Support Network

2511539541_e5d5d8720d_oUnless you have been living under a rock you may or may not of heard of twitter. Just to give you a brief explanation of what it is and how it works twitter is a micro blogging service.

Where you have an online account on twitter.com setting up a account is very easy. Once you have set up your account you are good to go.

In a nutshell, twitter is a 140 character micro blogging service originally it was designed for people who wanted to keep in contact with anybody and everybody. And you told people what you were doing at any particular time of the day.

These days though twitter is slightly more advanced so you can do more with it. When you first sign up you won’t have any followers. However, this post will educate you on how to find them quite easily. Twitter ultimately is a rich source of information and shouldn’t be passed up.

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Lifting Weights Is Heavy Necessarily Better?

If you’re one of those people who uses resistance training or weight training in your workout routine. You may be using weights that are heavier than you may need in order to get the results that you want.

According to new research which may be good news for a lot of people as lifting heavy weights can be hard work, and we always tend to think get the more we are lifting the better it will be for us.

Researchers at a University in Canada asked some young men to lift the heaviest weight, they could using a unilateral leg machine. And were asked to do one lift only during the subsequent weeks they were split into two groups one group was asked to lift 90 percent of their maximum weight.

And the second group was asked to lift 30 percent of their maximum weight. And here was the catch they were supposed to keep lifting the weights until they went into muscle fatigue and no longer lift any more.

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Fitness Tips From Around The Web

Here is a compilation of fitness tips and news from around the web to help you in your quest to become fitter and healthier.

From WEBMD

Best Portion Tips Ever

Want to lose weight — or maintain a healthy weight? Practicing portion control will ensure you don’t supersize your servings and help you control the amount of food you eat.

One way to see how much food should be in a serving is to check the Nutrition Facts label and measure it out. But that’s not always practical. We’ll help you “eyeball” your food to gauge what’s too much — and what’s just right.

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50 Meditation & Mind Control Techniques for Weight Loss

This post is republished by kind permission of Ken Martin from Nursing Schools original post here

As a nurse, you know there is no magic way to shed pounds or become fit. The only way to get there is through hard work and eating right. Yet you can give yourself a leg up in the process by changing how you think about food, weight loss and eating healthy.

By changing how you think, you’ll also change how you act and hopefully impact your health for the better.

Here are 50 tips to help you learn some tricks to get your mind ripe and ready for weight loss.

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100 Best Twitter Feeds for Following Your Diet

This post is republished by kind permission from Penny Thomas of  How To Become A Physical Therapist

If the only thing more addicting than the latest diet news is your Twitter account, you’re in luck. Far from just celebrity and the gossip surrounding them, Twitter has millions of users micro-blogging on everything from the latest news headlines to the most fashionable wear in doggie vests.

For those needing a little dietary inspiration, new frame of mind, or back to basics, there are loads of resources.

In fact, we were able to find the 100 best Twitter feeds for following your diet and sort them mostly by largest number of current followers. With options for vegans, gluten free, foodies, and even dessert, make room on your plate and Twitter time.

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5 Ways Exercise Makes Your Life Better

There are many reasons to include exercise in your life and make it a part of your regular schedule, not the least of them being good health and a strong body. Without exercise, your limbs and joints stop working as they should and you find that they atrophy faster even without the onset of age.

Without exercise, you find that it’s hard to avoid those unseemly bulges and lumps of flesh that make you look and feel ugly. And without exercise, there’s no way you can stave off disease and keep death from knocking too early on your door. There’s no doubt that exercise makes your life better by giving you a.

Great body: If you see someone thin and toned, you know at once that they don’t go very far from their regular workouts. Exercise helps you reduce unnecessary weight, it makes you fit and tones your muscles, it provides you with stamina and makes you stronger, and it boosts your energy and keeps you going without allowing fatigue to take over. [Read more...]

Does Exercise Stop You Going Green?

Can you remember a programme years ago called The Incredible Hulk? And if you’re not familiar with the story when he became angry he turned green. But I digress this isn’t what this post is about. It’s more about the overall effect of exercise and how it can affect our moods.

Some people in Germany were monitored, and they were found to be happier overall when they were doing such activities as gardening or walking. Even animals which have been monitored in laboratories have been found to be more emotionally stable when they exercise. Although it is very hard to estimate emotions in animals.

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Can Our Minds Be Tricked by Food?

3229335993_32f5811c1e_mIs it actually possible that the way that you see food in your mind can make your stomach feel fuller by just looking at it?

From some research that has been carried out just recently it would seem to be the case. It works like this if we actually alter the way we think about food and how filling it is then so the theory goes, we should feel fuller as a result.

So let’s look at this in a bit more detail and see how it actually works, a group of people were given food and thought that the portion sizes were larger than they thought and felt fuller longer.

People’s recollection of how meals in the past kept them satisfied played a role

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