Restoring your health demands that you first build a strong foundation of strength, vitality and persistence. Walking is perfect for this and allows us the energy and vitality to add weight training, yoga or other exercise pursuits as we gain strength. So walk first, then increase your exercise as you progress and as time permits.
As the nation looks toward controlling health care costs, no workable agenda can ignore the pressing issue of combating obesity in America. After smoking, which causes an estimated 400,000 deaths annually, weight-related conditions are the second leading cause of death in the U.S., resulting in about 300,000 preventable deaths each year.
New research from Stanford University has added to a growing body of evidence warning of the ill effects of sleep deprivation. Their study discovered that the body’s peak disease battling immune system activity occurs at night, while the immune system is weakest during the day.
What Changed in 40 Years? Surprisingly, not our diets. Weight loss always focuses on the food yet Americans consume only 100 calories more now than during the 1960’s. Activity changed. We now burn 700 calories LESS than we did during that time period. That 800 calorie swing is equivalent to 1.6 lbs of weight gain a week!