Get Fit! To Increase Exercise, Focus on How, Not Why!

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“The focus needs to shift from increasing knowledge about the benefits of exercise to discussing strategies to change behaviors and increase activity levels,” said Vicki Conn, associate dean for research and professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. “The common approach is to try and change people’s attitudes or beliefs about exercise and why it’s important, but that information isn’t motivating. We can’t ‘think’ ourselves into being more active.”

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Behavior strategies include feedback, goal setting, self-monitoring, exercise prescription and stimulus or cues. Self-monitoring, any method where participants record and track their activity over time, appears to significantly increase awareness and provide motivation for improvement, Conn said.

“Health care providers should ask patients about their exercise habits and help them set specific, manageable goals,” Conn said. “Ask them to try different strategies, such as tracking their progress, scheduling exercise on their phones or calendars, or placing their pedometers by their clothes. Discuss rewards for accomplishing goals.”

“The thought of exercise may be overwhelming, but slowly increasing activity by just 10 minutes a day adds up weekly and is enough to provide health benefits,” Conn said. “Even small increases in physical activity will enhance protection against chronic illnesses, including heart disease and diabetes. Preventing or delaying chronic disease will reduce complications, health care costs and overall burden.”

So we all do know that exercise is good for us, but we need to make appointments and set times to fit the workouts in our schedules! Get out your calendars!

 

 


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  3. The 3 reasons you should never eat wheat
    the frist reason wheat causes blood suger disruption and the glycation of your cells, in creases aging ,wieght gain, diabetes risk.
    before tell you why the wheat actually speed up the aging process in your body ,we show some simple biochemistry in your body .
    the "glycation" in your body and Advanced GLYcation End Products its mean (AGES).
    this (AGES) speed up the aging process in your body including damage over time to your organs , your joints, and of course , wrinkled skin.
    what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of (AGES) inside your dody ?
    its a surprise you,but hight blood suger levels over time dramatically increase age accelerating (AGES) in you body .
    This is why type 2 diabetics many times appear that they have not aged well and look older than their real age. But this age-increasing effect is NOT just limited to diabetics.
    let's get back to how "whole wheat" relates to this
    the massive marketing campaigns by gaint food companise that want you to believe that "whole wheat " is healthy .
    but in the fact the wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate is called Amylopectin , this found in tests to spike your blood suger higher than even pure table suger.
    in the fact amylopectin from wheat raises your blood suger more than almost any other carbohydrate soure on the earth
    its means that wheat -based foods such as bagels , breads , cereals ,muffins , and onther baked often this the cause of much higher blood suger levels than more other carbohydrate soures.
    if you don't believe me ,I ran personal blood sugar tests on myself using a blood glucometer about 45 minutes after eating 2 slices of wheat bread vs eating a bowl of oatmeal, with equivalent grams of carbohydrates.
    The blood sugar test results:
    two slices of whole wheat toast.
    45 minutes after consumption: Blood sugar spiked from 86 fasting level to 155
    one Bowl of Oatmeal (equivalent grams of carbs to 2 slices wheat toast)
    45 minutes after consumption: Blood sugar increased from 86 fasting level to 112
    you know now, the higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the more AGEs are formed inside your body, which makes you age FASTER. Clearly, the whole wheat spiked blood sugar MUCH higher than the oatmeal, and if you don't know, 155 is a massive blood sugar reading that will certainly contribute to faster aging if you eat wheat frequently… and most people eat wheat without even thinking about it at almost EVERY meal…Yikes!
    but the high blood sugar spikes caused by wheat also makes your body pump out more insulin which makes you pack on more body fat..
    These massive blood sugar spikes from eating wheat daily also cause damage over time to your blood sugar regulation system, harming your pancreas, causing insulin resistance, and eventually causing type 2 Diabetes. I think we have a strong case against eating so-called "healthy" wheat!
    the second reason:Gluten and other gut-damaging compounds.
    most people are confused as to whether there's any real health risks with gluten for the average person that doesn't have Celiac disease.
    in the fact , there hunderds of puplished stuties that gluten can cause inflammation in your disgestive stsyem and cause "permeability" in your gut.it lead to rise lately called leaky Gut .
    the third reason:Antinutrients and mineral blockers in wheat.
    The man reason that wheat is terrible for you is that it contains what's called "antinutrients",which are naturally occurring compounds in the wheat plant, but can cause undesirable effects in humans that eat too much of them. One of these antinutrients is called phytates, which blocks the absorption in your body of certain minerals like zinc, iron, manganese, and calcium.
    most people eat wheat with almost every meal (cereal in the morning, bread on sandwich at lunch, and pasta or bread at dinner), so this can cause a mineral deficiency in your body over time that leads to many health conditions.
    Wheat has other mineral blockers and antinutrients aside from phytates, such as lectins. Lectins are another constituent of wheat that causes gut irritation.
    you can get ALL of the fiber you need from fruits, veggies, and nuts, without the digestive system damage and massive blood sugar issues that are caused by wheat.

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    or here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCnXS3L2tz4

  4. Hi admin,

    Great post indeed!
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