There are many types of exercise that we can partake in today, from high intensity interval training to olympic weightlifting. Each type of training brings a plethora of different benefits. An exercise that we hardly hear about today is walking. Walking may be the most underrated exercise in the world! Walking is known as a low intensity, steady state exercise, otherwise known as LISS. LISS exercises utilize free fatty acids in the body, rather than glycogen. Glycogen is found in the muscles and is used as fuel for moderate-vigorous activities. Humans obtain their glycogen stores from carbohydrates. Free fatty acids, on the other hand, are stored fat. This is the fuel that LISS exercise use. Read more... about Walking: The most underrated exercise!
Aging can be a scary thing. Today, we have access to supplements, hormone replacment and many other new medical phenomena that can aid in the aging process, making it a beautiful part of life.
I had the pleasure of attending a couple functional medicine seminars this last year. One of the amazing things I learned about was the aging body and the decline of our natural hormones. Hormone production via the ovaries begins to diminish in women, leading to a vast array of issues from memory loss to increasing cholesterol levels, even weight gain. For men, the testes also begin to release less and less testosterone during the aging process leading to the obvious decreased muscle mass, but also, the not so obvious mood swings, anger fits, and erectile dysfunction. Read more... about Youth and Longevity