Exercise: The Ultimate Anti-Aging Pill

December 26, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Anti-aging health care is a new field, which due to the increase in aging population, will influence human life for generations to come. Chiropractors are often the first health care professional a patient will visit with early signs of aging, such as stiff arthritic joints or aching backs. The evolution in anti-aging is perfect for the chiropractic patient, as they are already provided with adjustments, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

One of the first recommendations is exercise. Many people assume that getting fatter, weaker and stiffer is inevitable with age. A growing body of research, however, suggests that much of the decline attributed to aging actually comes from being sedentary, and that regular exercise can help people remain healthy and independent as they get older.

An intriguing study documenting the “anti-aging” effect of physical activity comes from the adult exercise research program at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, where exercise physiologists collected data on nearly 1,000 adults who have undertaken regular exercise programs. The results show a dramatic decrease in the age drop that occurs in the normal population that does not exercise.

As many gerontologists and researchers have found, exercise is the closest thing to an anti-aging pill that exists. People who are physically fit, eat a healthy, balanced diet and take nutritional supplements can measure out to be 10 to 20 years younger biologically than their chronological age. This is what wellness is all about. A well person can be free from mental and physical disease and degeneration for years longer than an unhealthy individual. Exercise is an extremely important part of achieving this “wellness”.

The health-related benefits of exercise are:

· Improves immune system functioning.

· Weight loss

· Helps in the management of stress.

· Improves quality of sleep.

· Improves body posture.

· Reduces anxiety.

· Helps improve short-term memory.

· Helps alleviate depression.

· Helps alleviate low back pain.

· Improves mental alertness and reaction time.

· Improves physical appearance.

· Improves self-esteem.

· Decreases resting heart rate.

· Helps in relaxation.

· Sharpens dynamic vision and controls glaucoma.

· Reduces risk of developing Type II (non insulin dependent) diabetes.

· Assists in quitting smoking.

· Slows the rate of joint degeneration (osteoarthritis).

· Reduces risk of heart disease.

· Improves the body’s ability to use fat for energy during physical activity.

· Helps relieve the pain of tension headaches.

· Increases maximal oxygen uptake.

· Increases muscle strength.

· Helps preserve lean body tissue.

· Reduces risk of developing high blood pressure.

· Increases density and breaking strength of ligaments and tendons.

· Increases levels of HDL cholesterol and reduces LDL cholesterol.

· Reduces risk of developing colon cancer.

· Reduces risk of developing prostate cancer.

· Reduces risk of developing breast cancer.

· Reduces risk of developing stroke.

· Helps relieve constipation.

· Protects against “creeping obesity” — slow weight gain that occurs with age.

· Improves blood circulation, resulting in better functioning organs, including the brain.

· Increases productivity at work.

· Improves balance and coordination.

· Helps to retard bone loss as you age, thereby reducing your risk of developing osteoporosis.

· Improves general mood state.

· Helps in maintaining an independent lifestyle.

· Increases overall health awareness.

· Improves overall quality of life.

Anthony Albnao, Jr., D.C.

Albano Chiropractic Center, LLC

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Paul & Michelle Ayres

December 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 


“We have realized that diets alone do not work”

Like so many married couples – life got the best of us.  We were happy going about our daily activities not thinking too much about healthy eating or living.  Three kids later and in 2006 Paul was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma sent our lives upside down.

Our daily activities and concerns shifted from running errands to making multiple doctor visits.  We focused strictly on treatments, cures and of course raising our 3 boys.  The stress took its toll and we cared even less about how we looked let alone eating right or exercising.

After two years of the battle, and Paul was healthy again, we made the commitment of getting fit.

Both of us joined RobZFitness for different reasons. Paul joined to regain his strength and rid his body of what chemotherapy and radiation treatments did. Since working out with Rob, Paul has lost over 20 pounds and has reached his fitness goals. His body is toned and he feels great!

Michelle, like so many women, being overweight not only affected my body but also my mind.  I needed to not only look better but also mentally feel better.  Having kids and caring for them took all my time.  I had to commit to make myself number one and do something for me.

Since I started working out with Taylor, I have gone from a size 12 to a size 8 and have lost over 30 pounds. I not only look better but I feel awesome! Taylor keeps me motivated and I could not do this journey without him.

We both enjoy the way we look and feel.  Family and friends definitely see the difference in us.

We have realized that diets alone do not work.  You have to physically be active and eat right to give you healthy results.  Not only have we achieved our goals, but also we are setting a good example for our boys.  We can finally keep up with them.

Thank you Rob and Taylor!

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America’s Worst Breakfast Foods

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By David Zinczenko, with Matt Goulding

September 17, 2008

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of eating breakfast. Studies show that people who take time for a morning meal consume fewer calories over the course of the day, have stronger cognitive skills, and are 30 percent less likely to be overweight or obese Beyond that, people who skip breakfast are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke, and they’re less likely to exercise.

But just because breakfast is the most important meal of the day doesn’t grant you permission to go into a feeding frenzy. But that’s exactly what many of the country’s most popular breakfast joints are setting you up for, by peddling fatty scrambles, misguided muffins, and pancakes that look like manhole covers.

These foods are loaded with unhealthy fats, added sugars, and refined carbohydrates, which catapult your blood sugar, sap your energy levels, and tell your body to store fat.

To help you avoid the morning mishaps, we searched out the good, the bad, and the greasy, and uncovered some of the worst breakfast foods in America. We’ve presented a sampling of the worst offenders below. It’s like a lineup down at the local police station, except in this case, they’re all guilty as charged.

Worst Side Dish
Burger King Hash Browns (large)
620 calories
40 g fat (11 g saturated; 13 g trans)
1,200 mg sodium
60 g carbs

Yes, you’re ingesting more than a meal’s worth of calories from a side dish, but the real cause for concern here is that these little potato cakes pack seven times more trans fats than you’re supposed to eat all day! Until BK learns to cut out the partially hydrogenated oils, avoid encounters with potatoes of any kind at that fatty food joint.

Eat This Instead!
Burger King Egg & Cheese Croissan’wich
300 calories
17 g fat (6 g saturated; 2 g trans)
740 mg sodium
26 g carbs

Worst Breakfast Sandwich
Hardee’s Monster Biscuit
710 calories
51 g fat (17 g saturated)
2,250 mg sodium
37 g carbohydrates

When they say “Monster,” they mean it. This 700-calorie behemoth should be enough to scare anyone: It contains nearly a full day’s worth of sodium and saturated fat. Instead try the Sunrise Croissant with Bacon. It’s not exactly diet-friendly, but if you’re stuck at Hardee’s, it’s a way to escape without too much damage.

Eat This Instead!
Hardee’s Sunrise Croissant with Bacon
450 calories
29 g fat (12 g saturated)
900 mg sodium
28 g carbs

Worst Kids Meal
Denny’s Big Dipper French Toastix with margarine and syrup
770 calories
71 g fat (13 g saturated)
107 g carbs

As important as it is for mom and dad to eat a good breakfast each morning, it’s even more critical that their kids do. After all, breakfast affects their energy levels, metabolism, and performance in school. Better think twice before feeding them these dubious little sticks. For more healthy kids’ choices, check out Eat This, Not That! for Kids.

Eat This Instead!
Kid’s D-Zone Smiley Alien Hotcakes
340 calories
12 g fat (5 g saturated)
49 g carbs

Worst Pastry
Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll
813 calories
32 g fat (5 g trans fat)
117 g carbs

You wouldn’t start your day with three brownies, would you? As far as your body knows, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing if you wake up with this cinnamon-swirled disaster area. In fact, because Cinnabon offers no healthy alternatives, you’ll have to  invite friends (or enemies?) to share the risky roll, or steer clear of Cinnabon altogether.

Worst Smoothie
Smoothie King Grape Expectations II (40 oz.)
1,102 calories
256 g sugars
740 mg sodium

Why Smoothie King would even offer a 40 oz. serving size is beyond us. With more than half the calories you need in a day and the sugar equivalent of 12 Haagen Dasz ice cream bars, this “drink” should be renamed “diabetes in a glass.” Just goes to show you the importance of drinking responsibly.

Drink This Instead!
Smoothie King Low Carb Strawberry Smoothie (20 oz.)
268 calories
3 g sugars
176 mg sodium

Worst Combo Meal
McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast
1,360 calories
64 g fat (22 g saturated)
2,325 mg sodium
160 g carbs
49 g sugars

With four vehicles for refined carbohydrates (biscuit, hash browns, hotcakes, syrup), this “deluxe” disaster will send your blood sugar soaring. Why blow nearly an entire day’s calories under the arches, when a perfectly satisfying Egg McMuffin will save you more than 1,000 calories?

Eat This Instead!
McDonald’s Egg McMuffin with coffee
310 calories
12 g fat (5 g saturated)
820 mg sodium
30 g carbs
3 g sugars

Worst Omelet
IHOP Big Steak Omelet
1,490 calories
(No additional nutrition information available)

IHOP doesn’t provide nutritional information aside from calorie counts, but with a boatload of steak, a bucket of cheese, and handfuls of hash browns, this omelet’s fat and sodium numbers are surely just as appalling.

Eat This Instead!
IHOP For Me Garden Scramble
440 calories

The Worst Breakfast in America
Bob Evans Stacked and Stuffed Caramel Banana Pecan Hotcakes
1,543 calories
77 g fat (26 g saturated; 9 g trans)
2,259 mg sodium
198 g carbs
109 g sugars

It’s not a good sign when it takes you nearly five seconds to spit out the name of your breakfast. This bad boy packs in more than 75 percent of your calories for the day, along with more sugar and fat than nine glazed Dunkin’ Donuts, and nearly as much sodium as five Bloody Marys.

Eat This Instead!
3 Scrambled Egg Beaters with 2 slices of bacon and fresh fruit
314 calories
19.5 g fat (5 g saturated)
700 mg sodium
21 g carbs
18 g sugars

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