Researchers have found that regular consumption of sugary drinks might lead to heart damage. NBC reports that the new research, which was presented at the meeting of the American Heart Association, shows an inexorable link between sipping sugary concoctions and heart damage.
The study had followed more than 4,000 people who were middle aged or older and found that women who consume two or more highly sweetened beverages per day were four times more likely than their male counterparts to start experiencing buildups of high triglyceride levels.
It seems that the heightened triglyceride levels came as the result of consumption of drinks that were heavy on the non-complex carbs from all sugary drinks (soda, sweet tea, etc.) Elevated triglyceride levels are associated with developing diabetes and heart disease, regardless of the study subject's weight.
New to working out, or maybe just new to supplements? If you’ve recently stepped your training up a few gears, then you might be on the lookout for some supplements to help you hit the gym harder, break new personal records, and recover faster. But the world of supplements can be a murky one. Read more
Being overweight is not only considered to be an unattractive trait, but it also poses a health risk to a person’s health. Too much excess body fat can increase a person’s risk of being diagnosed with several physical health conditions, including certain cancers, sleep apnea, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease and osteoarthritis. Read more
While it is true that yoga, Pilates and similar forms of exercise are generally associated with women stretching in yoga pants, it is high time we said goodbye and good riddance to these gender stereotypes and shed the stigma surrounding the idea of men taking up these types of workouts. Yes, men can absolutely practice yoga. Read more