A vacation can do wonders for reducing stress levels, but it can derail a healthy fitness regimen. Even some of the most die-hard exercisers find it difficult to stick with a workout program when away from home. Sure, many have good intentions. They may even pack their workout attire. Unfortunately, their gear never makes it out of the suitcase until they’re back home.
But travel from home doesn’t have to result in an interruption or complete abandonment of your healthy habits. You can still fit in exercise time when away from home, regardless of whether you find yourself in a warm or a cold climate. Even if bad weather forces you into seclusion in your hotel room, there are exercises you can complete without a single piece of equipment.
Up to half of patients who suffer from depression (Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD) do not respond to treatment with SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). Now a group of Dutch researchers have carried out a study which shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the response rate in patients who do not respond to antidepressants. This work is being presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology congress in Berlin.
According to lead researcher, Roel Mocking (Amsterdam): “We were looking for biological alterations that could explain depression and antidepressant non-response, so we combined two apparently unrelated measures: metabolism of fatty acids and stress hormone regulation. Interestingly, we saw that depressed patients had an altered metabolism of fatty acids, and that this changed metabolism was regulated in a different way by stress hormones.”
<img style="float:left;margin:5px 10px 5px 0px;" alt="English: WASHINGTON (April 21, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West meets with residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home‚ Washington campus. During his visit, MCPON ate lunch with the residents and toured the library, fitness center, golf course, and many of the other amenities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/US_Navy_100421-N-9818V-311_Master_Chief_Petty_Officer_of_the_Navy_%28MCPON%29_Rick_West_meets_with_residents_at_the_Armed_Forces_Retirement_Home%5Esbquo%2C_Washington_campus.jpg/350px-US_Navy_100421-N-9818V-311_Master_Chief_Petty_Officer_of_the_Navy_%28MCPON%29_Rick_West_meets_with_residents_at_the_Armed_Forces_Retirement_Home%5Esbquo%2C_Washington_campus.jpg”> Typically you’ll hear a group of golfers all talking about the newest technology and what club or which ball they need to improve their golf game. We all want to believe that the newer golf technology will get us to the next level of play. While there may be some truth to the theory, more emphasis is being placed on fitness for golf. Many players are now accepting the fact that by conditioning the body on a regular basis, they create an opportunity for more optimal play.
Adolescents who saw printed signs explaining the number of miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a sugary drink were more likely to leave the store with a lower calorie beverage, a healthier beverage or a smaller size beverage, according to new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
And those healthier choices persisted weeks after the signs came down.
These hard-hitting photographs chart the incredible transformation of a teenager during his fight against cancer and progression into the world of BODYBUILDING.
Survivor Zach Zeiler, 20, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010, at the age of 15 – and saw his weight plummet to just seven stone.
But as his inspiring collage of selfies and family photos show, Zach beat cancer and now tips the scales at nearly 13 stone – almost double his lowest weight.
His gain and impressive new physique are the result of working out for two hours, seven days a week – a regime he began during treatment.
Many people in this day and age know that the key to a long life is to eat healthy and perform regular exercise. This fact has made gym memberships and home health equipment surge in the last decade. Many people choose the latter due to the fact of ease of use in their own home and not having to deal with gym rats.
There are hundreds of types of exercise equipment on the market, but the most popular are treadmills and exercise bikes. The major problem most people find with at home exercise equipment is overcoming boredom. The only thing that seems to work on boredom on a treadmill is a TV or watching an exercise program.
Vegetarian diets can take on a number of forms, depending on the type of animal-based products one chooses to consume.
Ovo-lacto Vegetarians: Plant-based Diet + Eggs and Dairy
Lacto-vegetarians: Plant-based Diet + Dairy
Pescatarians: Plant-based Diet + Fish
Flexitarians: Plant-based Diet + Occasional Animal Flesh
Vegans: Plant-based Diet Only
The commonality among the various vegetarian groups is that they all center on a plant-based diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruit, grains and legumes (beans, lentils, and peanuts). Plant-based nutrition has long been studied for its health benefits. Research indicates that plant-based diets may reduce the likelihood for specific cardiovascular complications such as: