The Downward Spiral: How Weight Gain & Injury Go Hand in Hand
Being overweight causes incredible stress on the body. According to a Harvard University Medical School publication, obesity directly increases a person’s risk of getting over 50 diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, gout, gallstones, fibromyalgia and depression.
Getting Back on Track With Your Habits
We’ve all been there….
You have done really well at sticking to your health goals for a couple of weeks but then something happened and you’ve found yourself struggling to get back into your healthy routine again.
3 (Science Backed) Healthy Habits That Will Transform Your Life This Autumn
Dr McKee’s programmes have introduced a more intelligent and evidence based way for you to achieve long term success. Dr McKee is running the last Open Day of 2017 in New You Monday October 9th click here to reserve your free 30 minute consultation. Below she introduces 3 evidence based ways in which you can adopt healthy habits that will transform your life this autumn.
Staying Young – Anabolic Edge
Has anybody ever told you that you are not the same person you used to be. Well they are right, biochemically speaking that is. Every ten or so days all the water in your body is replaced for fresh water. In fact every 4 months your entire blood stream is replaced with new cells. All the proteins in your body are replaced every 6 months. Believe it or not even your bones are replaced annually.
Protein – The Building Blocks Of Life
One big mistake made by the self-proclaimed diet experts is how they deal with protein. Either they underestimate it or with the high protein 0ne big mistake made by self-proclaimed diet experts is how they deal with protein. Either they underestimate it or with the high protein diet, they over estimate it. The fact is simple. Your body has very specific needs for Protein. Beyond this you are creating a problem and below it you are creating an even bigger one.
Look Great on The Beach This Summer
Maybe you have something special coming up. You need to look great in your clothes or on the beach. We’ve all seen the person who has lost weight but honestly they don’t look any better. Excessive stress caused by over training or dieting has ravaged as much muscle as fat from the body. Shoulders become narrow and pulled forward, the chest and bum drop and the arms and legs look like they belong to someone else. Sound familiar. The body’s natural proportions get thrown out of sync. When the body moves it wobbles and the waist area becomes even more pronounced because the shoulders have disappeared. It’s a bit like a melting candle.
Turning your body into a 24/7 fat burning furnace
Burning fat is a 24/7 endeavour. To keep the fires hot, you need to eat every 2-3 hours throughout the day. Not only that, but you must choose the right foods in the right amounts to keep your metabolism revved up so you burn fat without losing muscle. The way we see it, there are a number of fundamentals – laws, if you will – that are all you need to shed excess body fat from your midsection and elsewhere. Food as we will see not only supplies the body with energy, building blocks and essential nutrients it also has a significant effect on our hormonal system which in turn can dramatically affect our ability to lose weight and replace lean tissue. Food also plays a major role in our ability to exercise and recuperate properly from training.
Banish Belly Fat – It’s killing you
Excess abdominal belly fat is not only distorting your physical appearance, it’s increasing your risk of mortality by 17% for every 2 inches over 37 inches, if you’re a man and it’s increasing your risk of mortality by 13% for every 2 inches over 31 inches for a woman.
HOMEOSTASIS – IS IT PREVENTING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT.
Despite looking like another complicated biochemical principle, the truth is that nothing is simpler. The word speaks for itself, it means staying the same. Your internal system is very sensitive to change. In fact, the smallest fluctuations can be deadly. If it gets cold outside your body has to make absolutely certain that it doesn’t get cold inside. The chemical reactions of life occur at very precise temperatures above and below which the unique proteins called enzymes fail to work at optimum effectiveness. The result can be fatal.
Burning abdominal fat
Due to the ongoing Obesity pandemic and growing elderly population, metabolic and frailty syndromes are emerging concerns in healthcare systems throughout the world including Ireland. People are trying to lose weight, more specifically reducing adipose body fat and visceral fat. Of more concern is doing it in such a way that they can maintain it.