Monthly Archives March 2016

Standing Desk Benefits & Risks of Prolonged Sitting

What Works Best to Reduce Sitting Time?

Are you sitting down? Do you know enough about standing desk benefits? Research suggests this all-too-common state is detrimental to your physical and mental well being. You’ve likely heard some of the news by now, but did you know sedentary behavior is the fourth leading cause of premature death worldwide?

Sitting for eight hours or more each day was associated with a number of health risks, regardless of physical activity,  in one meta-analysis of 42 studies. This included:

  • All-cause mortality
  • Cardiovascular disease mortality
  • Cancer mortality
  • Cancer incidence
  • Type 2 diabetes incidence

On average, a U.S. adult spends 9 to 10 hours sitting each day, which is so much inactivity that even a 30- or 60-minute workout can’t counteract its effects...

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The Science of Eating- Part 2

#4: The Mindless Margin

Wansink explains something called “the mindless margin,” which is a span of about 200 calories that can make the difference between gaining 10 pounds in a year (by eating 100 calories more a day) or losing 10 pounds in a year (by eating 100 calories less a day). The reason he calls it mindless is because your brain and body won’t even notice that the 100 calories are missing. In fact, he says 20 percent is the magic number. Our brains and stomach don’t notice if things are 20 percent smaller or 20 percent different — 30 percent is too much and 10 percent doesn’t cut enough for you to see a difference in weight.

#5: Out of Sight, Out of Stomach

Wansink found that when secretaries sit near clear dishes filled with Hershey’s Kisses, they ate 71 percent more — or 77 cal...

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Remove All Toxins in the Body, Natural Detox Cleanse in 3 Days

A Method That Prevents Cancer, Removes Fat and Excess Water!

Remove All Toxins in the Body, Natural Detox Cleanse in 3 DaysIt can be very easy to get into a pattern of eating foods that we know are bad for us, but it’s not quite as easy to break the habit. If you feel like you’re in need of a natural detox cleanse, remove all toxins in the body, want to kick-start healthy eating habits and calm cravings for processed foods, try this 1-3 day gentle cleanse.

  • Remove all dairy products two days before you begin your cleanse. Dairy products may interfere with the detoxification process, as they are slowly digested by the body. Your body must rid itself of any toxins from too many dairy products before you begin cleansing your lungs.
  • Drink 1 cup of herbal laxative (eg: Black Forest) tea before you go to bed the evening before Day 1 of your 3-day clean...
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The Incredible Secret of China’s Oldest People

China’s remote Bama County is home to a significant number of the worlds oldest people but what is the secret of a long and happy life? Today this remains the eternal unanswered question.


“I don’t have any secret of living a long life. You need to be a good person with a balanced mind”, says Huang Xu Ping who is currently 113. According to locals, the abundance of “sunshine, clean air and water”, is reason for their longevity. But with more and more tourists coming to see them could the trappings of the modern world end their old way of life?

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The Secrets of Longevity & Healthy Aging in Okinawa Island, Japan

I used to think that there were only a handful of people over the age of 100 in the world. How wrong was I about secrets of longevity! The Japanese island of Okinawa alone has about 457 of healthy aging people. It is considered to be the healthiest place in the world, where the average life expectancy of an Okinawan woman is 86, and man’s is 78. Not only do they live long lives, they live very healthy and happy ones too. A fine example is 96-year-old martial artist Seikichi Uehara, who, at his age, defeated a thirty-something ex-boxing champion. And also Nabi Kinjo, the 105-year-old woman who hunted down a poisonous snake and killed it with a fly swatter.

The Secrets of Longevity

The Okinawans’ secret, I’ve come to understand, lies in two things – their food, and their attitude towards ...

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105 Year Old Japanese Man is Oldest Professional Athlete

105 Year Old Japanese Man is Oldest Professional Athlete

Oldest Professional Athlete Just Ran 100 Metres In 42 Seconds

Hidekichi Miyazaki of Japan set a new record as the world’s oldest competitive sprinter this week, one day after turning 105, but said he was disappointed at falling short of his own personal best. “I wanted to shave off a few more seconds as I got 36 seconds while training,” Miyazaki, told the media after completing his heat with a time of 42.22 on Wednesday at the Kyoto Masters Athletics Autumn Competition. His personal record of 34.10, chalked up when he was 103, remains unbeaten for any one who is more than a 100 years old.

105-years-old-marathon. Mr. Miyazaki set a new record as the world's oldest competitive sprinter after turning 105

Oldest professional athlete

Born on Sept. 22, 1910, Miyazaki was already eight when World War One ended and the Titanic was being built and 34 when Japan was defeated in World War Two...

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Healthy Aging: an ancient idea, a modern solution in Japan

Today, Japan enjoys the longest life expectancy and healthy aging population in the world


With the most healthy aging population, Japan is facing all the problems of a rapidly aging society. If left unchecked, the growing cost of medical care for Japan’s elderly will cause national financial collapse.Today, Japan enjoys the longest life expectancy and healthy aging population in the world

Healthy Aging Japan The government of Kanagawa prefecture, where the population is graying faster than anywhere else in the country, has launched a program to cope with the challenges.

Kanagawa is pursuing a “healthy aging” model, based on ME-BYO, a 2000-year-old concept from Asian medicine. ME-BYO is the gradual change between a state of health and illness. If we can catch ME-BYO promptly and cure it, we may be able to keep people healthy andToday, Japan enjoys the longest life expectancy and healthy aging population in the world independent longer.
Kanagawa prefecture is challenging doctors...

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Living a Healthy Life – 3 Food Lessons from Japan Healthy Lifestyles

Keys to a Long Life & Healthy Lifestyles

Living a Healthy Life - 3 Food Lessons from JapanIn Japan, people tend to live long, healthy lives. Cultural values certainly play a role – the Japanese emphasis on healthy lifestyles, moderation extends to meal times, where the widely followed cultural maxim instructs you to stop eating when you feel 80% full. But the food itself plays an even bigger part to living a healthy life: the Japanese diet is incredibly rich in seafood and vegetables prepared in ways that make for healthy eating.

But, you don’t have to be a Japanese-style cook to take advantage of the key ingredients that make Japanese food healthy for seniors, or to prepare delicious recipes like the three included here.

Perhaps the simplest way to evaluate the healthiness of a given culture’s diet is to measure the life expectanc...

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7 Things Japan Can Teach You About Blueprint for Healthy Living

7 Things Japan Can Teach You About Blueprint for Healthy Living

Want to know where to look to live a long, prosperous, healthy life? It’s simple. Just look east.

Japan, the land that gave us such treasures as Hokusai, Mothra and the delicious snack-stick known as Pocky , offers what may be the world’s best blueprint for healthy living. Not only do Japanese men and women routinely rank at the top of lists detailing humanity’s longest and healthiest life spans, but, in the most recent World Health Organization study, Japanese women came in first with life expectancies of 87.0 years.

And it’s not all due to genes. We teamed up with Aetna to give a head-to-toe examination of all of the secrets of the Japanese lifestyle, from seaweed to mountain climbing to zen. So while you might never turn Japanese, you’ll be able to live more like them.

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13 Healthy Diet Habits from Around the World

13 Healthy Diet Habits from Around the World

13 Healthy DietWhen it comes to eating (and many other indulgences), the United States is a culture of excess. To the average American, bigger plus faster equals better; we shovel massive quantities of food and beverages into our mouths on the go, scarcely taking time to taste what we’re consuming … and then we complain about how much weight we’re gaining. Meanwhile, diners in other countries favor moderately sized but well-rounded portions, savor their meals in a leisurely fashion with friends and family members, and make exercise part of their daily life. Is it any surprise, then, that so many people in other cultures sustain enviably trim figures without depriving themselves of culinary enjoyment? Let’s learn how they do it.

Eat at Home More Often T...

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