Sunday, February 3, 2019

Sit Less, Move More – A Simple Strategy to Lose Weight

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When fitness guru and personal trainer Damien Darby decided to launch his writing career, he quickly discovered a little problem with his new found passion. He was sitting on his ass for days on end. At first, he spent hours in his office chair writing and teaching people about exercise, fitness and healthy living.

But it was almost hypocritical to admonish people to exercise, eat right, and be more active, while sitting for 8, 10, or even 12 hours a day. And he couldn’t take it anymore. So he tossed his office chair in a back-alley dumpster and built up a stand-up desk. And it’s a move most people should consider making.

Get Off Your Ass

You don’t need to run a marathon, climb Mt. Everest, or complete an Ironman Triathlon. But most people need to get off their butts and be more active. The average person spends at least 9 hours or more a day sitting around.

Think about it. You sit in a chair and eat breakfast. You sit in your car or on a bus to get to work. Chances are pretty good you spend most of your day at work sitting. Then you repeat the same scenario on the way home and top it off with a couple hours sitting on the couch watching TV.

The Problem with Sitting

New research published in the Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity shows that the more you sit, the more you are at the risk of chronic diseases. In the study, researchers tracked chronic diseases among a group of about 63,000 workers.

And they found that the people who sat more than four hours a day had a higher risk of chronic disease than people who spent less time on their butt than that. And chronic diseases aren’t just the kind of health problems old people have.

If you are sitting for more than four hours a day, you are at an increased rate for:

# Heart disease
# Diabetes
# High blood pressure
# Certain types of cancer
# Obesity: This was recently classified as a chronic disease by the American Medical Association.
# Early Death (Too much sitting… how that sound for a cause of death)

Change your ways

If you are among the millions who spend your days on your ass, working at a desk, driving a car, or sitting out in front of the TV, it is time to change your ways. You may not throw your office chair in a back-alley dumpster like Damien did, but you can find ways to sit less and move more like:

·         Stand at least once in an hour.
·         Keep a large distance of car parked from the store which you go shopping.
·         Walk for a short while around the store before entering.
·         Take a 10 to 15-minute walk break at least once a day.
·         Always take the stairs
·         Do jumping jacks during TV commercials.
·         Walk to give a co worker a message instead of calling or sending a text or email.
·         Use that exercise equipment you have been using as a clothes hanger in your garage.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Tequila for weight loss? Yes.Not a joke.

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Alcohol Consumption is harmful to health but a recent study claims that drinking Tequila can help you lose weight.

Yes, there is research which concluded that drinking tequila can actually help in losing weight. Furthermore, it is not a joke. Curious? Right, read for the details given below:


Tequila is an equitably solid beverage (contains 38% alcohol) produced from blue agave, a plant local to the sandy soils of Mexico. It's named after the city which develops large quantity agave for business use – Tequila, province of Jalisco.
What makes blue agave such an astonishing fixing to make mixed refreshments with is the outstandingly high measure of sugars in it, for the most part, fructose.

Tequila calories

How Agavins in Tequila helps to lose weight

So what's with the entire hullabaloo around agavins? I'm happy you inquired.

As you may know, most logical revelations and theories are tried on creatures first. In the event that the creature thinks about show promising outcomes, the scientists cautiously proceed onward to human preliminaries. All things considered, there haven't been numerous genuine preliminaries of the impacts of agavins on human wellbeing, yet the consequences of creature preliminaries are truly perfect.

Here are four investigations on the impact that agavins have on weight reduction:
A study done in 2014 showed that consumption of agavins regularly lowers ghrelin level, a hunger hormone, by 16-42 %. Now Ghrelin is a factor behind hunger sensation in us, hence agavins can become the next appetite suppression.

A report in 2015 on overweight mice revealed that agavins can turn around metabolic disorders, including the abnormal level of blood glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides. Additionally, agavins adjusted the hormones engaged with the control of nourishment consumption.

As per a report in 2017 on mice, taking agavins fundamentally quickens weight reduction. Researchers trust the increasing speed could be the consequence of helpful changes in the intestinal microbiota (the organisms that live in your (gut wellbeing)). As indicated by this examination, agavins advance the development of sound microorganisms shockingly better than prebiotics do!

Triglyceride accumulation, a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease also called as obesity of the liver, in the liver is decreased due to Agavins.  This leads to the fats getting accumulated in the tissues of different organs and thereby interfering with its health and functions.

How much tequila you should take?

Tequila benefits

As said earlier that tequila is made from the agave plant and the studies focus on the sugars found in it which helps in weight loss. The point over here is how much of this sugar is found in the finished product called tequila. Actually, none as the agavins are converted to ethanol during the process of making Tequila. But….

Agavins are found in the tequila which is made from 100 percent agave and not the cheap ones found in the market. In the US regulations allow tequila to be made from 51% agave and some other sugar sources which causes a hangover. So the point is that tequila made from 100% agave can help you in reducing weight which is generally made in Mexico as it has regulation to make it from agave only.

So lab research has pointed out that a shot of tequila with dinner not only keep glucose level in blood stable but also acts as an appetite suppressant. 


It is not necessarily the case that you should drink each day with supper to accomplish the weight reduction results you are searching for. Or maybe this data demonstrates that the individuals who are attempting to watch their weight reduction don't need to surrender everything from past life. it is conceivable to have a beverage with companions and it won't bring about pressing on the pounds.