Tag Archives: metabolic syndrome

The Benefits of Weight Training

Weight training does more than keep you from looking “skinny-fat”.  What is that?  A trainer explained to me (after she picked my jaw up off the floor from disbelief) that skinny-fat is when you’re thin but have no muscle tone.  I had to admit at the time, she had a point. Continue reading

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Is Our Society Addicted to Sugar?

I am NOT one to sit in judgement on any ones’ issues with sugar.  I fight that battle every day, just with different products than the average American.   According to a revealing article in the August issue of National Geographic magazine, the average American eats 22.7 teaspoons of sugar per day.   You find sugar in people’s diets in obvious sources such as candy and soda,  but also in many processed foods such as beef and pork bologna (1.18 tsp), ketchup (3 tbsp, 1.77 tsp), and low fat fruit yogurt (8 oz- 6.16 tsp). Continue reading

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Surprising Stats About Childhood Obesity & School Lunches

Issues surrounding the nutritional value of school lunches, is a significant issue in the United States.  EverydayHealth.com states that kids who buy lunch at school had a 30% greater risk of obesity than those who brown bag theirs. Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome is on the Rise. Know the Risk Factors

Metabolic Syndrome is on the rise in the United States.  It describes a cluster of conditions- increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist or abnormal cholesterol levels- that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.  Having just one of the conditions described doesn’t mean you have Metabolic Syndrome, but any one of these conditions can lead to serious health risks. Continue reading

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