Monday, January 14, 2013

How Todd Stockton's workouts can help reduce body fat in minimum time?

Physical exercise is essential for the human body as it keeps the body fresh, energetic and vital. It strengthens the muscles and has a great effect on the cardiovascular system. It is also done for weight loss or just for fun. Physical exercise also reduces depression and other psychological dysfunction of the brain. Physical exercise can be divided into different parts, each part essential for its own function. Flexibility exercise is specialized towards the muscles, in this the muscles of the body are strengthened.This also includes stretching, running and jogging. The next part of physical exercise is the aerobic exercise. Aerobic is a word used in biology which means with oxygen, therefore the exercise which is done in this step is running, swimming, skipping, cycling, playing any kind of outdoor games. This exercise increases the lung capacity and respiratory tract of the body, which enables the body to respire well and makes the person fit to live. Patients who have respiratory diseases like asthma and else should practice these to improve their metabolism and increase their respiratory stamina. Anaerobic exercises are those which are done in a gymnasium.
This involves lifting of heavy objects, machine exercise etc.Todd Stockton, a fitness trainer, has good methods for weight loss, body building and just physical fitness. The methods described by him are particularly specific to the person, they depend on what they really need. Todd Stockton also trains people towards a higher respiratory rate, low diet so that majority of the margin of diseases lessens. Some of the workouts prescribed my toddstockton are available at the workout links provided above. For the best of health, toddstockton prescribes running and staying as natural as possible towards the exercise and health. Maximum of amount of water should be taken when exercising as water helps the metabolic systems and sweat reduces body weight. At Todd Stockton, the trainer takes into account the medical history of the person so that all kinds of diseases like cardiovascular diseases and obesity are encountered and take care of. A person's well-being is the most important issue at Todd Stockton and it is taken care of. Exercising can be very useful for mental diseases like depression, narcissism etc. And helps to reduce tension and hypertension. Hypertension leads to cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, cardiac arrest etc. So it is advisable to exercise with the plans suggested by toddstockton so that you can live a healthy and happy life. Moreover, heart diseases are a common in today's over-worked men therefore, to take a break from such environment, it is advisable to take out time for exercise. Mental health is a necessary part of life as peace is essential to live a happy life, therefore people should consume lots of water as it quickens the metabolism and exercise according to their body. To live a happy and long life, it is essential to keep a healthy, balanced diet, drink lots of water and exercise so that your body doesn't start storing excessive fat and make a person obese. Obesity is a disease with bad consequences but that can be avoided by taking a few small steps. Have a fresh and happy life with Todd Stockton workouts.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Immigrants from Italy live longer than Swiss people

Compared to Swiss people born in Switzerland, immigrant Italians exhibit a mortality risk that is roughly ten percent lower. Younger male Italians especially fair better than the Swiss, although the differences become increasingly smaller the older they are. At first glance, this finding is astonishing as Italian immigrants often only have a low school education and below-average income - both factors associated with higher risks of mortality. The greater prevalence of smoking and overweight people and poorer assessment of one's own health in Italy compared to Switzerland also point in the same direction. On a behavioral level, this is merely counteracted by the Mediterranean diet - the frequent consumption of fish, fruit, vegetables and olive oil - and the distinctive social network. First author of the study Silvan Tarnutzer thus assumes that the lower risks of mortality can primarily be put down to the so-called "healthy migrant effect", according to which particularly healthy and bold people often migrate while weaker and ill people do not even start looking for a job abroad in the first place or, in the event of illness, return to their country of origin.

Next generations at greater risk of mortality

As far as the offspring of migrants born in Switzerland are concerned, however, this head start disappears. The lifestyle of the host country influences Italians from subsequent generations during their personal development and they detach themselves from the healthy southern lifestyle and close-knit family network. For instance, Italians born in Switzerland display a 16 percent greater risk of mortality than locals. "Presumably as a result of the double burden of poorer educational opportunities and a more unfavorable lifestyle," says co-author Matthias Bopp. Interestingly, women seem to be affected by this unfavorable risk constellation to a lesser degree. "Due to their large number and on average younger age, the male offspring of Italian immigrants constitutes a special target group for prevention and the promotion of health," concludes Tarnutzer.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fasting May Not Be Needed Before Cholesterol Test

By Brenda Goodman, MA
WebMD Health News

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD


Nov. 12, 2012 -- The requirement to fast before a cholesterol check can be a major inconvenience.
People who forget to fast may be told to reschedule their appointments. For those who remember, sitting in a doctor's waiting room with a growling stomach can make for a rough start to the day.
Now a large new study shows that cholesterol levels aren't radically different in people who ate compared to those who fasted before their blood was drawn.
The study, which is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggests that people may not need to fast before they get a cholesterol test.
Experts who were not involved in the research called the results an eye-opener.
"This information is actually very, very interesting. It might change how we approach a patient," says Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Fasting and Cholesterol

For the study, researchers looked at the results of all the cholesterol tests processed at the same lab during a six-month stretch in 2011. Because the lab does all the testing for the entire city of Calgary, Canada, that amounted to test results for more than 200,000 people. Doctors also recorded how long it had been since the patient had last eaten.
When researchers broke down the results by fasting time, they found little change. Overall, total cholesterol and HDL "good" cholesterol varied by less than 2%, depending on when a person had last eaten. Total cholesterol and HDL are important because they are the main measures used to calculate a person's risk for heart-related events.
LDL "bad" cholesterol was less than 10% different in people who'd recently eaten compared to those who had been fasting for at least eight hours.
Triglycerides, or blood fats, were the most sensitive to food. They varied by no more than 20% between people who had fasted and those who had not.

Study Limitations

Because the study is just a snapshot in time, it has important limitations. It doesn't prove that cholesterol levels don't change significantly before and after a meal for individual patients.
Researchers say the small differences noted in the study may matter for some, including those who are taking specific medications to lower their cholesterol or triglycerides. Those patients may still need fasting tests.
But for many others, eating may not make a difference.
"For routine screening, we're suggesting that a 2% variance probably isn't going to be significant," says Christopher Naugler, MD, MSc, chief of clinical pathology at the University of Calgary, Canada.
Other experts agree.

No Fasting Needed?

"I think we've just taken for granted that we should do fasting for lipid testing," says Samia Mora, MD, a preventive cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston.
Mora wrote a commentary on the study, but was not involved in the research.
She says the requirement to fast before a cholesterol test was based on very small studies where researchers fed subjects very high-fat or high-sugar meals.
"Most people aren't having big fat loads before they get their lipids measured," she says.
Currently, guidelines still recommend that people not eat before a cholesterol test. But Mora says a growing body of evidence suggests that fasting isn't necessary.
"We've had several studies now that have all found the same thing," she says.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Todd Stockton: Sleep Apnea

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Snoring can be a dangerous condition. Here's how to recognize if you're at risk.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

When considering bariatric surgery, think about bones

Todd Stockton: Health Blog

ScienceDaily: Nutrition News - 45 minutes ago
Bariatric surgery, which significantly curtails the amount of food a person can eat, is the most effective treatment against obesity and is being recognized as a potentially valuable tool in the fight against diabetes related to obesity. It is being performed on increasing numbers of people worldwide, including teenagers. Unfortunately, some types of bariatric surgery may also cause bone loss, a cause for concern, particularly when carried out on young people who have not yet reached their peak bone mass, say endocrinologists who have just published a new review.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Top 10 Fitness Trends Picked for 2013

WebMD Health News
Oct. 29, 2012 -- Forget fancy fitness fads. Your body is the only equipment you need for one of the hottest fitness trends: body-weight workouts.
A new survey of fitness trends shows body-weight training, including back-to-basics exercises like push-ups, planks, and pull-ups, is expected to be one of the top 10 fitness trends of 2013.
Researchers say people have been using their own body weight for centuries as a form of resistance training. But this is the first time it has made it into the trend survey, because gyms are now packaging it as part of exercise programs.
“Body-weight exercises are a proven way to get and stay fit,” says researcher Walt Thompson, PhD, of Georgia State University. “In a time when many people are concerned with cutting expenses, body-weight exercises are a great way to feel great and look toned without a big financial investment.”