There are no miracle cure-alls, silver bullets, or magic pills that will get you trim, fit and healthy, but after an exhaustive search and rigorous testing, The Sherpa has pinpointed a few natural health therapies that DO help and ferreted out the scams to may be shocked by what we've discovered.

Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Diet and Exercise at the Same Time Recommended

Most people who want to achieve their health goals often focus on either eating the right diet or increasing physical activity, while some struggle to do these sequentially. Many studies look into the effects of each of these health habit changes, but few studies examine their effects when done together. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine conducted a study to compare the effects of dieting and exercising when done simultaneously against those of doing these health strategies sequentially. The study involved 200 healthy adults ages 45 and older, who were inactive and had suboptimal diets. They randomly divided […]

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Healthcare providers like physicians, nurses and pharmacists are more likely to advise their patients and clients to exercise if they themselves are physically active. This was the observation researchers noted from a meta-analysis that covered 24 observational studies gathered from literature dating from 1979 through 2012. Researchers Isabel Garcia de Quevedo, MSPH, and Felipe Lobelo, MD, PhD, both of the CDC in Atlanta, found that physically active doctors were five times more likely to counsel their patients about exercise and remind them about it more often than those who were not active. This was reported recently at the American Heart […]

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Eat More Meat for Muscle Mass

New research published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism shows that middle-aged men who want to maintain or increase muscle mass as they age need to eat more protein-rich meat than what current health guidelines recommend. While the US Department of Agriculture recommends eating two to three ounces of meat per serving and Canada’s Food Guide recommends three-ounce portions, researchers at the Exercise Metabolism Research Group at McMaster University found that six-ounce servings of 85% lean ground beef offered better results for maintaining muscle mass. The study involved 35 middle-aged men (about 59 years old), and found that […]

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More TV Time, Lower Sperm Counts

Researchers have identified two possible factors that may have great impact on the sperm count of men.  The study revealed that men who are physically active and watched TV the least have higher sperm counts versus those who spent more time watching TV. The findings of Audrey J. Gaskins, doctoral student and colleagues were reported online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study evaluated the association of television watching and physical activity with the sperm count and concentration among young, healthy men. There were several previous studies on adverse effect on the quality of semen relative to sedentary […]

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How to Get Fit Faster

Scientists reveal two types of interval training that can replace the 5-hour per week endurance training that was recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UK Department of Health to increase health and fitness, prevent chronic diseases and premature death.  These are the HIT (high intensity interval training) and the SIT (sprint interval training) where the same results can be achieved in less than a third of the time. The new research conducted by scientists from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and the University of Birmingham, under the lead of Professor Anton Wagenmakers, was published February 1 in The […]

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