Archive for October 22nd, 2012

Oct 22 2012

Strength Training Resources

Strength training is crucial to weight control, because individuals who have more muscle mass have a higher metabolic rate. Muscle is active tissue that consumes calories while stored fat uses very little energy. Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight [...]

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Oct 22 2012

Sleep Deprivation, Weight Gain, and Pre-Diabetes?

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  Lack of sleep has been  linked to our rise in obesity, a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine , reported in the Boston Globe helps to explain why. When we do not get enough sleep, the study finds the body goes into a pre-diabetic state, meaning  fat cells become  less responsive to insulin. Insulin is [...]

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