Sugar – It’s making you sick!

Sugar is making you sick!

Google it. Recent studies link sugars to everything from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, dementia, and metabolic syndrome.  Check out this article  by Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, authors of The Alzheimer’s Solution

What is just as scary is that sugar is hidden in tons of processed/packaged  foods like yogurts, cereal, ketchup, pasta sauces, granola bars, salad dressings…the list is endless.

The takeaway: JUST EAT REAL FOOD! If you do eat something that comes in a package – read the label – if you don’t recognize an ingredient, google it – chances are it’s another name for sugar.

Strength training reduces all causes of death

An article out this week on Forbes.com references RunRepeat.com ‘s “78 Science Backed Benefits of Weightlifting for Seniors” .  To summarize, gains included:

  • Fighting sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss)
  • Increasing muscle mass and fat burning
  • Supported functional independence
  • Better quality of life
  • Improved bone health and osteoarthritis
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved mental health
  • Better cognitive function
  • Decreased mortality risk
  • Fighting type 2 diabetes
  • Improved sleep
  • Greater mitochondrial health
  • Improved recovery from hip fractures

Read the articles linked above, get the all-clear from your doc and work with a trainer to improve your physical and cognitive function and overall quality of life!