In this section, you will have access to weekly fitness tips by Health Coach/Physical Trainer: Jillianne Veronica Harris, known to many as "Chef V".
Jillianne is not only a Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Bio-metric Health & Wellness Regional Manager, but she is also an EXTRAORDINARY Chef. These are just a few of the hats that she wears, however; she also has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field and has a podcast as well as is a Motivational Influence to many across the world.
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Today it's all about SourSop and it's Cancer Fighting Properties! Cancer Research UK says, "Soursop is a fruit that may help fight cancer.
People in Africa and South America use the bark, leaves, root, and fruits of the graviola tree. They treat infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and sickness. We know from research that some graviola extracts can help to treat these conditions.
In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells. These cells are resistant to some chemotherapy drugs. A more recent study showed that graviola pulp extract has an effect on prostate cancer cells.
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Let's talk about strength & weight training.
Building and maintaining muscle is necessary for all of us, especially as we age. And the earlier we start, the better.
According to the American Council on Exercise, most adults lose nearly a half pound of muscle per year starting around age 30, mostly because they aren't as active as they were when they were younger. Losing muscle at the same time that metabolism starts to slow down is a recipe for weight gain and the health issues that can accompany it.
Building stronger muscles isn't just about vanity, either. According to the Mayo Clinic, strength training not only helps with weight control, but also stops bone loss and can even build new bone.
This can reduce the risk of fractures from osteoporosis. It also improves balance and boosts energy levels.
A significant amount of evidence exists to support the overall health benefits of strength training. And there's been some quite convincing research on the subject recently:
A study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Preventionsuggested that the more muscle men have, the lower their risk of death from cancer.
A study published in BMJ suggested that weight training can improve long-term balance in older adults.
A 2017 study in the Journal of Endocrinology suggested that having muscle can improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.
The amount of weight you use depends on how many repetitions you're aiming for. You want to lift enough weight so that the last repetition is really tough and you feel like you couldn't do one more. Naturally, you'll need to use a heavier dumbbell for 6 repetitions than you will for 12, even though you're doing the same exercise.
Never lift so much weight that it causes pain. You are better off lifting too little than too much as your body gets used to weight training. Also, unless you are working out with a spotter, use machines with safety stops in place to prevent injury.
I've been on a strength training mission since 3/11/2020.. and it's been an awesome 5 day a week journey! 400 upper, and 400 lower weight training movements including 400 abs. One day at a time! That's it! If you're currently working on your fitness goals I want to encourage you not to quit. I dropped 70lbs in total. Achieving ANY GOAL TAKES TIME.
Take your time and don't rush it. Contact me for Personal training online or for simple Fitness tips, Health and Wellness Coaching, and Exercises.
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Let's talk about controlling Type 2 Diabetes with Exercise.
When you have type 2 diabetes, physical activity is an important component of your treatment plan. It's also important to have a healthy meal plan and maintain your blood glucose level through medications or insulin, if necessary.
If you stay fit and active throughout your life, you'll be able to better control your diabetes and keep your blood glucose level in the correct range. Controlling your blood glucose level is essential to preventing long-term complications, such as nerve pain and kidney disease.
Exercise has so many benefits, but the most critical one is that it makes it easier to control your blood glucose (blood sugar) level. People with type 2 diabetes have too much glucose in their blood, either because their body doesn't produce enough insulin to process it, or because their body doesn't use insulin properly (insulin resistant).
In either case, exercise can reduce the glucose in your blood. Muscles 💪🏽can use glucose without insulin when you're exercising. In other words, it doesn't matter if you're insulin resistant or if you don't have enough insulin: when you exercise, your muscles get the glucose they need, and in turn, your blood glucose level goes down.
Because I'm Hypoglycemic (suffer from low blood sugar) I know about maintaining my glucose by exercising daily. I've lost 70 lbs by doing so. 😉
For more information view the full article here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.endocrineweb.com/amp/1092
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