Archive for October, 2012

The Gylcemic Index, Part 2

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Complex carbohydrates are absorbed and digested more slowly, rating a low glycemic index. There is a more even insulin release; so more glycogen reaches storage sites in the liver and muscles. Athletes need complex carbohydrates to replace muscle glycogen stores following exercise and be ready for the next time. (more…)

The Gylcemic Index, Part 1

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Increasing numbers of people have to learn more than they ever wanted to know on the subject because of diabetes (hyper-glycemia) or hypo-glycemia. (Hyper means high and hypo means low.) Diabetes is commonly identified with high blood sugar although a diabetic may go into a coma because of low blood sugar. (more…)

Benefits of Onsite Fitness. Part 1

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

This study at Progressive Corp. in Ohio documents the benefits of an onsite fitness center for both the employees and the corporation.

Several studies have investigated the benefits of fitness centers, and corporate fitness programs in particular. (more…)

The Importance of Relaxation in Tai Chi Chuan

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Nothing is stressed more in the practice of Tai Chi Chuan than relaxation. This article outlines the importance of relaxing while practicing this martial art. (more…)

Smoke Out!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The ‘Great American Smokeout’ is coming up, and if you’re going to kick butt this year, I’m sure you’re concerned with how it will affect your weight management efforts. (more…)

Staying Healthy With Humor

Friday, October 5th, 2012

One of the world’s most potent health supplements is available without a prescription … and it’s totally free. Laughter won’t cure your disease, but numerous studies attest to the health benefits of humor. (more…)

The Fifth Contagious Childhood Illness

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Fifth Disease is a highly contagious childhood illness. It is also known as Slapped Cheek disease because children with it have a big bright red rash on their cheek. Many people are unaware of this fifth childhood illness and the potential hazards it carries for pregnant women. (more…)