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    Date: July 4th, 2010 by ahc

    Interesting Health News

    Important News – No Sugar After Exercise
    For maximum benefits after exercise, refrain from eating or drinking anything with sugar, including fruit juice.

    Actual fat burning takes place after the workout, during the recovery. “A high sugar meal after working out, or even a recovery drink (containing high sugar) after working out, will stop the benefits of exercise induced HGH.

    You can work out for hours, then eat a high sugar candy bar or have a high sugar energy drink, and this will shut down the synergistic benefits of HGH. (Human Growth Hormone).

    Also: study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that eating a low-carbohydrate meal after aerobic exercise enhances your insulin sensitivity.

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    BEST EXERCISES – One of the Best Forms of Exercise May Be a Type of Exercise “Sprinting.”

    A Form of “Sprinting” May Be the Best Exercise of All
    From Dr. Mercola

    Dr. Mercola Recommends “Peak 8 Exercises”
    These type of exercises struck a chord with us. I have always noticed even from childhood that racing ahead for a bit, then walking and resting, then racing ahead always gave me the best joy and seemed to work so well and naturally for my body.

    Peak 8 Instructions from Dr. Mercola

    Dr. Mercola recommends a recumbent bicycle for the Peak 8 exercise, although you certainly can use an elliptical machine, a treadmill, or anywhere outdoors for that matter. He recommends caution with sprinting however due to some people getting injured when they first start out. Working out gradually seems to be best.

    From Dr. Mercola re: Peak 8 Exercising
    “Just warm up for three to five minutes and then go all out as hard as you can for 30 seconds. In the warm up you typically get your heart rate around 60 to 70% of its maximum (220-your age). So if you are 50 your max heart rate would be170 and your warm up heart rate would be 102-119.

    The first repetition is usually pretty easy as your starting heart rate is low and you can do the entire 30 seconds without stress.

    Since you only recover for 90 seconds your heart rate gradually continues to climb after every repetition so hopefully by the time you finish your last repetition it is at or above your maximum heart rate.

    Remember to cool down for a few minutes after your 8th repetition.

    Unless you work out regularly you will likely need to work your way up to 8 cycles. You can start with 2-4 and gradually increase to 8, but ideally, you should get to 8 cycles. The magic really starts to happen around repetition number 7 and 8.

    Here are the principles:

    1. Warm up for three minutes
    2. Then, go all out, as hard as you can for 30 seconds
    3. Recover for 90 seconds
    4. Repeat 7 more times, for a total of 8 repetitions
    5. Cool down for a few minutes afterwards by cutting down your intensity by 50-80%.

    If you have a history of heart disease or any concern please get clearance from your health care professional to start this. Most people of average fitness will be able to do this, it is only a matter of how much time it will take you to build up to the full 8 reps.

    The beautiful thing about this approach is that if you are out of shape you simply will be unable to train very hard as the lactic acid will build up in your muscles quickly and prevent you from stressing your heart very much.”

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    Growing New Brain and Stem Cells
    The more active BMP becomes, the more inactive your brain stem cells become and the fewer new brain cells you produce. Exercise reverses some of the effects of BMP.

    According to the New York Times:
    “BMP signaling was found to be playing a surprising, protective role for the brain’s stem cells … Without BMP signals to inhibit them, the stem cells began dividing rapidly, producing hordes of new neurons.”

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    Is Chemotherapy the Only Cancer Treatment Option?

    While a full 75 percent of doctors say they’d refuse chemotherapy if they were struck with cancer due to its ineffectiveness and its devastating side effects, many people turn to conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy because they think they are the ONLY option.

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