Cortisol: Friend Or Foe?

Cortisol: Friend Or Foe?

Cortisol is often referred to as a ‘stress’ hormone but its main role is to put you into a state of readiness. It does this by: · Increasing adrenaline to boost wakefulness and focus. · Increasing heart rate and oxygen transportation to muscles. · Mobilizing...
Is Your Posture Making You Sick, Tired & Fat?

Is Your Posture Making You Sick, Tired & Fat?

Apart from putting excessive strain on muscles and joints, your poor sitting posture could be causing some serious health issues and affecting your fat-loss efforts. 1) Poor posture negatively affects your breathing patterns by restricting the diaphragm and...
Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

A study from the American Cancer Society finds a link between long periods of time sitting and a higher risk of death from all causes, including 14 of the 22 causes of death measured by the study. This includes 8 of the 10 most common causes of death. Risks of death...
Addictive: Oreos Are Like Drugs?

Addictive: Oreos Are Like Drugs?

Research out of Connecticut University supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do. Making them just as addictive. Neuroscientists Joseph Schroeder and Jamie Honohan state: “It may explain why some people can’t...
The Effects Of Endurance Exercise On Your Fat-Loss

The Effects Of Endurance Exercise On Your Fat-Loss

For those of you participating in endurance based exercise, you may think it is contributing to fat-loss or at least maintaining status quo.You would be sadly mistaken and here is why… If your goal is to lose fat and improve the shape and appearance of your...
10 Signs You Might Have A Thyroid Issue

10 Signs You Might Have A Thyroid Issue

As many as 50% of people with a thyroid problem don’t realise they have it (and most are women). The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front centre of your neck. Just about midway between the under part of your chin and that dip at the base of...