Erythritol and High Fat Diets : Do they “cause” heart disease ?
Two articles were reported by the media recently that received much attention regarding their causal association with heart disease. When studies like these are reported, media thrives on it. Such reporting in the name of public health awareness creates a sense of panic. Even those who are experiencing positive changes in their body fat, blood […]
Intra Training Hydration Guidelines
Prolong exercise leads to a lot of sweating, you need to drink fluid during exercise to replace the fluids you lose when you sweat. That way, you’ll reduce the risk of heat stress, maintain normal body function, and maintain performance levels. The general rule is: if you’re sweating, you need to be drinking fluids. Water […]
Insulin Response and The Food Insulin Index
With respect to the development of obesity and type-2 diabetes (T2DM), it is important to consider individual effects of different nutrients on insulin secretion and examine the interplay between glucose metabolism and that of the two other primary nutrients such as proteins and fats. It is this mixed nutrient sensing that generates the signalling for […]
Guidelines for Exercise in Hypertensive Patients
Exercise has beneficial effects on blood pressure. The exercise prescription for extremely overweight/hypertensive patients is best formulated by an exercise specialist who is qualified to manage this population. Normal blood pressure (BP) is 120/80 mm Hg. High blood pressure is defined by a level greater than 130/80 mm Hg or 140/90 mm Hg in some […]
‘Stress eating’ is a phrase with a lot of truth behind it. The effects of sugary ‘comfort foods’, and stress and the hormones released by it, cause people to overeat. Roughly 1 in every 4 people have rated his/her level of stress as at least 8, on a scale of 10, according to a survey […]
Hormonal Imbalance in PCOS: Insulin and Thyroid
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by chronic oligo- and/or anovulation, clinical and/or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism, and/or polycystic ovaries detected by ultrasound. Three main phenotypes of PCOS have been proposed: In PCOS, defects in insulin activity and secretion increase the risk of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Insulin resistance in PCOS It is now clear […]
Body Image issues in Sports.
Different individuals over the years have assessed my female figure in the most bizarre of situations – not only in obvious places like an athletic track or gym, but social events too. Ever since I can remember, it’s been all too usual for people to approach and ask, “are you an athlete?” I used to […]
Barefoot running – Good or bad ?
Running is a form of exercise which involves the use of multiple muscles and joint movements. It helps in improving the cardiorespiratory fitness of the body when done consistently. Running is a cardio activity and it is depends on individual choice to choose running as a form of exercise or in preparation for a running […]
Osteoporosis, the skeletal disease of bone thinning and compromised bone strength continues to be a major public health issue. Bone fragility and increased risk of fractures especially hip and spine are characteristics of this disease. Risk for osteoporosis has been reported in people of all ethnic backgrounds. After the age of 70 years, both men […]
World Arthritis Day
Knee osteoarthritis is degeneration of the knee’s cartilage—the flexible, slippery material that normally protects bones from joint friction and impact. The condition also involves changes to the bone underneath the cartilage and can affect nearby soft tissues. What causes damage? Excessive stress( obesity, faulty mechanics while walking/running, excessive exercise, ignoring existing injuries) are associated with […]