There are no miracle cure-alls, silver bullets, or magic pills that will get you trim, fit and healthy, but after an exhaustive search and rigorous testing, The Sherpa has pinpointed a few natural health therapies that DO help and ferreted out the scams to may be shocked by what we've discovered.

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Diet and Exercise at the Same Time Recommended

Most people who want to achieve their health goals often focus on either eating the right diet or increasing physical activity, while some struggle to do these sequentially. Many studies look into the effects of each of these health habit changes, but few studies examine their effects when done together. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine conducted a study to compare the effects of dieting and exercising when done simultaneously against those of doing these health strategies sequentially. The study involved 200 healthy adults ages 45 and older, who were inactive and had suboptimal diets. They randomly divided […]

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Eating Small Frequent Meals for Thinner Kids

Mary Yannakoulia, PhD, of Harokopio University in Athens, and colleagues report ant children and teens who eat more than just three meals a day are 20% less likely of being overweight or obese, especially in boys. The study, which was recently published in Pediatrics, involved a meta-analysis of 10 cross-sectional studies and one case-control study, which included about 19,000 children ages 2 to 19 years. The study covered different countries, including the US, Brazil and Mediterranean countries. Most studies used self-reports or caregiver reports of eating frequency, which compared the standard three meals with four to five or more eating […]

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Eat More Meat for Muscle Mass

New research published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism shows that middle-aged men who want to maintain or increase muscle mass as they age need to eat more protein-rich meat than what current health guidelines recommend. While the US Department of Agriculture recommends eating two to three ounces of meat per serving and Canada’s Food Guide recommends three-ounce portions, researchers at the Exercise Metabolism Research Group at McMaster University found that six-ounce servings of 85% lean ground beef offered better results for maintaining muscle mass. The study involved 35 middle-aged men (about 59 years old), and found that […]

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Hotels Urge Clients to Go Outdoors

Hotels in urban centers have been luring leisure and business customers to engage in outdoor activities such as power walks, bicycle rides, sightseeing, hiking, treks and morning runs to keep fit while travelling for business or pleasure. Study shows that outdoor exercises have more advantages over indoor, gym-based fitness routines.  British researchers found that natural environments may reduce stress, improve mood and increase levels of activity with less noticeable strain. The Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, offers walking tours to local purveyors, bike tours to local wineries and a hike to a Redwood Tree that is 2,000 years old, which is […]

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The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that childhood obesity rates have risen dramatically over the past three decades, with children being affected more than twice, and adolescents being affected three times more often than before. This has resulted in the increase in frequency of diseases and conditions previously only seen in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Dr. Sharon Saydah, a CDC senior scientist, now report, in the recently published journal Pediatrics, that the combination of obesity, high blood sugar levels and smoking can significantly increase a young adult’s and […]

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Posted in: Lifestyle, Longevity, News Briefs, Obesity, Quit Smoking, Smoking

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