Fitness and Nutritional Clear Health
Are you at risk of metabolic syndrome, a term for a cluster of conditions associated with obesity, including high cholesterol and increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes? Bigger, supersized portions, and more meat and fried foods, lead to obesity and related illnesses such as high blood pressure. InfoImagination can help you develop that slim waistline.
We design programs to help individuals as well as groups realize a clear health lifestyle. InfoImagination's strategies in fitness and nutritional counseling derive from holistic principles of natural health, supported by our contemporary understanding of human anatomy and physiology. If you are interested in a high quality life, ask us how to get MAD™ about being unhealthy.
"High consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks has been associated with weight gain and obesity in the United States."
Drinking regular sodas contributes to the risk of metabolic syndrome, but drinking as little as one can of soda a day -- regular or diet -- is associated with a 48 percent increased risk of metabolic syndrome, a key predecessor of heart disease and diabetes. Other affects:
On the other hand, do sugar substitutes make you fat?
Scientists at Purdue University compared weight gain and eating habits in rats whose diets were supplemented with sweetened food containing either zero-calorie saccharin or sugar.
The report, published in Behavioral Neuroscience, found that Animals fed with artificially sweetened yogurt over a two-week period consumed more calories and gained more weight -- mostly in the form of fat -- than animals eating yogurt flavored with glucose, a natural, high-calorie sweetener.
Susan Swithers, professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University and a co-author of the study, believes this occurs because artificial sweeteners somehow disrupt the body's ability to regulate incoming calories.
A University of Texas Health Science Center survey in 2005 found that people who drink diet soft drinks may actually gain weight; in that study, for every can of diet soda people consumed each day, there was a 41 percent increased risk of being overweight.
Today's complex world presents us with many challenges. We must have sufficient stamina to meet these increasing demands. By eating properly, exercising intelligently and maintaining a optimized level of personal fitness, we combat stress more effectively. We need less "down time" as we are sick less often. We have more energy. We have more fun. And, we have clear health...
InfoImagination's MAD™ program focuses on three essential health factors: developing a high Metabolic Rate; structuring a lifestyle activity program; and, balancing your dietary intake.
Contact us to request a Fitness Evaluation for your life.
Conquer the challenges of modern life! Fitness is more than dieting or running on a treadmill. Although this can be a suitable start for some people, experience our proactive health plan, and observe the difference for yourself.
InfoImagination specializes in designing programs for women. Historically, medical and nutritional plans considered men and women to be similar. Today, experts recognize this is ineffective and dangerous. Unfortunately, too many programs for women still fail to provide a total fitness package. For an example, please take a moment to read Avoid the Diet Roller-Coaster.
InfoImagination has been researching nutrition and exercise physiology, specializing in women's health, for over 15 years. Scott Goold, director, originally began his work developing clear health exercise and dietary programs for athletes.
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Although many people pay more than a third extra for organic food due to their belief that these food have more nutritional value than food grown with pesticides and chemicals, research by Dr Susanne Bugel and colleagues from the Department of Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, shows there is no clear evidence to support this.
This new research, published in the latest issue of the Society of Chemical Industry's (SCI) Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, suggests that organic foods ARE NOT healthier than food grown with the use of pesticides and chemicals. Save your money. Buy locally where possible, but don't go overboard on expensive organic foods.
We Eat What We See
Professor Brian Wansink believes it is nearly impossible for us to ignore the clarion call of the candy jar, the beckoning of the buffet or the summons of the snack cupboard.
The Cornell Food and Brand Lab researcher says, "We believe we have all the free will in the world. We believe we overeat if the food is good or if we're really hungry. In reality, those are two of the last things that determine how much we eat. Visibility and convenience are what really influences our eating."
"Something that's very visible, every time we see it we have to make a decision. Do I want to eat that? Do I not want to eat that? Do I want that candy on my desk, or do I not want it? We can say no 27 times, but if it's visible, the 28th or 29th time, we start saying, 'Maybe.' By time 30, 31, we start saying, 'What the heck? I'm hungry,' " Wansink reports.
Will eating a calorie of fat make you fatter than eating a calorie of carbohydrate?
Studies show that a fat calorie causes the same weight gain as a carbohydrate calorie. Long-term studies where people randomly ate a high-fat/low-carb diet or low-fat/high-carb diet have shown that based on what you put into your mouth, the source of the calories is really not important.
On the other hand, people who eat more trans fat seem to gain more weight, even when the total calories are the same. And, trans fat is particularly harmful with regard to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
In addition, high intake of refined starch and sugar is related to a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, whereas high-fiber whole-grain carbohydrates are related to a lower risk.
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InfoImagination's total fitness program helps individuals acheive mental clarity, reduce stress, eat a balanced diet and develop a fun way to get the daily physical exercise we all need.
Many of us sit at a desk or behind a computer all day. While our fingers may travel many miles... our bodies can easily become sedentary.
Inefficient blood flow prevents needed oxygen from getting to the brain and other vital organs.
People can become lethargic. The human spirit demands much more.
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