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air pollution leads to a rise in blood pressure

A new study has claimed that people living in areas with high levels of air pollution have higher blood pressure!

The study conducted at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, found that long term exposure to high levels of air pollution not only increases the blood pressure of an individual and puts him at a risk of heart attack and stroke, but also acts as a trigger for many other underlying processes that lead to chronic cardio vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis –hardening of arteries.

The research lead by Dr. Barbara Hoffman was conducted for a period of over 3 years, analyzed the long term effects of exposure to pollution and found that high levels of air pollution lead to a rise in one’s blood pressure, irrespective of whether the subject smoked or his or her gender, age, weight.

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Exercise should be done to help with Osteoporosis

The discovery that you suffer from osteoporosis is obviously a sad and shocking one but it does not mean, that you stop moving at once! Sure your bones become weak and brittle and your chances of suffering a fracture go up suddenly, but did you know that there are plenty of exercises that help when one has osteoporosis?

“Exercise, when I have osteoporosis? Are you crazy!” is the usual reaction that follows whenever one is informed about possible exercises that help. Osteoporosis is a condition that results in the bones gradually becoming weaker, losing their density and becoming brittle. In such a condition weight bearing exercises such as walking, jogging, stair climbing etc, help build up bone density. One could also try their hand at resistance training, starting with light weights and gradually moving onto to heavier weights to build up bone density.

While one can always perform these exercises to help build bone density and reduce the chances of a fracture occurring, one also has to keep certain risk factors in mind which if controlled can lead to reduction in the chances of development of Osteoporosis.

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So you have been working hard in the gym, sweating it out religiously. But still you are not able to achieve the desired results! Those few nasty pounds just refuse to take leave, leaving you thoroughly confused about what you are doing wrong?

Sometimes achieving desired results becomes difficult, inspite of a good exercise regime and a balanced diet, leaving you wondering as to what more should be done. The answer lies in rewinding back to your diet! Did you know that what you eat immediately after the workout matters too? While many of us are under the impression that during a workout we burn those extra calories, we are free to pig out on food later on!

What you eat after your work out is very important, eating foods low in carbohydrates are known to maximize health benefits. Most of the metabolic benefits, the body derives are from its latest workout rather than its regular fitness regime! Avoiding carbohydrates after a workout is known to enhance the insulin sensitivity of the body, and increased insulin sensitivity aids the body in absorbing sugar from the bloodstream and storing it for later use.

So the next time after a workout you get those hunger pangs, don’t avoid them, just avoid the carbohydrates! To know more, click here….

 
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