Good health and good science go hand in hand. I’ve compiled a series of great research and technical articles that will help you on your journey to better health. These summaries will help you decide which articles will hold the most interest, and by following me on social media you won’t miss out on updates and additions to this page. Thank you for joining me on the path to optimal health and wellness.
What types of sugar are healthiest?
Are you confused about whether honey is more or less healthy than high fructose corn syrup? For most people, it’s not the type of sugar that matters as your body metabolizes them in generally the same way. This issue is more about quantity of sugar in your diet when optimal health is the goal.
Quick Tip: An easy way to cut back on sneaky sugars is to stay away from sugary drinks like caramel machiattos, sports drinks, sweetened teas and fancy cocktails. CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE
Better health with 1st time marathon training.
Newbies training for their first marathon showed marked improvement in the health of their arteries. This change was equivalent to a 4-year age reversal and led to lower blood pressure and decreased risk of stroke. All this after only 6 months of training leading up to their race!
The Takeaway: Even a relatively short training program can impart life-long health benefits. It’s never too late to start moving your body for better health!
Quick Tip: Use the buddy system and find an accountability partner to help you get and stay motivated. Consider both signing up for a fun event like a charity 5K, group hike or adventure race to give you a goal to work towards. CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE
Keep your gut bacteria healthy with exercise.
Exercise can beneficially alter your gut microbiome after as little as 6 weeks independent the type of diet that you follow. This change includes a shift towards higher quantities of gut-helping bacteria and a greater diversity of total bacteria. Could this be one of the underlying ways that exercise helps to reduce cardiovascular, cancer and diabetes risk not to mention improved mental and digestive health? CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE