Walking everyday can add years to your life!

woman relaxing walking on sand beach

People age 50 or older can live up to three years longer, free of heart disease and controlling their diabetes by taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day, research suggests.

In a paper, researchers in the Netherlands studied more than 4,100 men and women participating in a Framingham Heart Study based on their level of physical activity.

The volunteers were aged 28 to 62 and were studied twice a year for as long as 46 years. Participants kept track of how much time they spent on various activities each day.

Dr. Oscar Franco of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, divided the participants into 3 levels of activity based on estimates of how much oxygen they consumed. Incidents of death and cases of cardiovascular disease were tracked.

“Life expectancy for sedentary people at age 50 were found to be 1.5 years shorter than for people engaging in moderate daily physical activity and more than 3.5 years shorter than for people with high physical activity levels,” the team wrote in the Nov. 14 issue of the “Archives of Internal Medicine”. “These differences were similar for both sexes.”

They observed the preventive power of exercise after taking into account age, sex, smoking and other diseases such as cancer. Heart disease risk factors such as diet, alcohol were not evaluated.

A second study assigned 492 sedentary adults to walk 30 minutes at different levels of frequency and intensity at an exercise lab. Researchers measured the intensity of the workout as a percentage of maximal heart rate reserve.

Walking for 30 minutes at a high intensity for three or four days per week produced significant improvements in fitness, Michael Perri of the University of Florida and his colleagues reported.

Slower-paced walks for 30 minutes five to seven days per week showed similar benefits, investigators found.

“Doctors should tell patients the goal is to increase activity levels to 30 minutes of moderate-intensity walking five days per week or more.” – Steven Blair and Michael LaMonte said in a journal commentary.

Blair and LaMonte said their data suggest being physically active and fit may be more important for those already showing clinical risk factors, meaning doctors should tell patients that regular activity helps even if it doesn’t improve cholesterol levels, blood pressure, weight or glucose tolerance.

Do this when you wake up for less back pain

Relieve back pain

Dear Reader,

Our successes in life are the sum of our habits.

Gaining new beneficial habits and staying with them can greatly improve the quality of our lives. This is true no matter our current circumstances.  Just start from wherever you are.

If you have soreness or back pain first thing in the morning, here is a 2 minute exercise routine you can do that will help build your core strength.

Listen to Jeff Cavaliere, MSPT, CSCS as he describes his morning routine.

Improve Grip Strength, Abs, Core Strength 

You will need a chin up bar to do this exercise. What?

What do you mean you don’t own a pull up bar?

Okay, lets rectify that.

Fit Women are also Beautiful

Dear Reader,

Social Media Sites like Instagram and Twitter are a showcase for Fitness Influencers.

They’ve managed to gain enough views to start to shift our social values where ideals of beauty are concerned.

78 female undergraduate students (from The University of Missouri-Kansas City) were asked to rate the winners of the Miss USA beauty pageant, and the researchers found that the women with more toned or muscular physique are now seen as more attractive and even more sexy than very thin women.

Scientific Proof

The students were asked to review pictures of Miss USA winners who were crowned from 1999 – 2013 and rate them according to how attractive they were.

The study found that recent crown recipients were more muscular and toned rather than merely thin.

So have attitudes about physical beauty shifted?

We’ve been shown countless images of super heroes in the media. Actresses playing those roles have had to tone up for the parts.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 09: Actress Daisy Ridley attends the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Think of Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars The Force Awakens and the Last Jedi. Or Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Head researcher Frances Bozsik published their findings in the Sex Roles Journal, saying: “There is a shift in the thin ideal female figure to one that now includes the appearance of physical fitness via muscularity.”

Daisy Ridley got fit for Star Wars

She explained that the explosion of “fitspo” on social media channels was a factor. Fans also tend to curate collections of images fitness Inspiration Models and Trainers on Pintrest and Tumblr. She noted that this could have motivational or harmful effects (eating disorders).

Frances also noted that both muscularity and thinness were commonly found among female celebrities.

A 2nd study carried out by the university saw 64 students presented with pictures of 14 different women.

The images were shown in pairs of the same woman with and without muscle definition.

But when one of the photos was left untouched, the results showed that the subjects found the more muscular version more attractive.

So we are inpsired by women and attracted to women who are fit, healthy and beautiful who also have good muscle tone.

Who knew?

Daisy Ridley works hard to bring the character of Rey to life

The Importance of beauty sleep

Dear Reader,

We’ve all heard of Sleeping Beauty.  But why were those two words combined to tell this ages old fairytale?

We’ve known from long ago that we look our best when we are well rested. Getting enough rest allows us to perform at our personal best, aids with memory and hormonal balance.

The importance of beauty sleep

The problem with modern lifestyles is that we are over stimulated by the time it is time for bed and find it difficult to fall asleep as quickly as we might like.

It is estimated that about 60 million Americans have one of 27 different forms of sleep disorder. Some take Melatonin.

Here’s a video by the Brightside that tells us how to fall asleep when ever and where ever we want with a 2 to 5 minute process.

If you’re having sleep trouble, maybe this technique will help.

Having trouble sleeping? If you have an unusual schedule and need to sleep during the day, try these.

Anllela Sagra

Anllela Sagra (Mid 20s at the time of this writing) is living the fitness lifestyle and can show you how to achieve your goals as well.
Visit her site:
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and take a look at her transformation programs.

Anllela Sagra

See her beach fitness workout (The music choice is not the best):

Our food is our medicine

Dear Reader,

The right food, combined with proper rest and exercise can greatly enhance our Health and Beauty.

Dr. Steven Gundry would even make the point that all of our diseases come from a single source. What we put into our mouths.

 

He has insight into foods such as:

    • Rice
    • Whole Grains
    • Yams and Tubers
    • Fiber
    • Meat treated with Anti Biotics
    • Eggs
    • Chicken
    • Sugar
    • Intermittent Fasting
    • Insulin resistance
    • Ketones

The video below is very beneficial and insightful. He discusses observations about diet from all around the world.

Disclaimer:

Ignore the mumbo jumbo about us being related to apes that he mentions at the beginning.

150 year old Darwinian Evolution is dead and dead wrong. Modern Scientific observation has settled it. But Dr. Gundry is a product of his education. So forgive him his shortcomings.

BuffBunny Heidi Somers

Dear Reader,

For Health and Beauty inspiration, Instruction plus dietary, Food Prep knowledge and ideas:

You should check out the BuffBunny (aka Heidi Somers).

She used to be an average, everyday person.

She used to be average

That is until she dipped into her reservoir of determination and motivation and transformed her body and her life. She reached her fitness goals with gradual achievement of small step by step goals.

Perseverance is the key to achieving all goals in life and for a living breathing example of that, just see buffbunny. We all need role models at various stages of our life. They inspire us, motivate us and give us leverage by being an accessible source of new knowledge.

Heidi Somers, the buffbunny

Heidi’s documented her life’s journey to fitness on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to her channel.

“Working hard for your body is a wonderful lesson. It teaches you respect, discipline, determination, confidence, patience, and so much more.” – Heidi Somers

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Lemons – Natural Deodorant and many health and beauty benefits

Dear Reader,
Did you know that Lemons are a natural Deodorant?

I’ve gone a long time without knowing that myself. But as soon as I learned about it, I had to try it. And guess what;  It works amazingly well.

Here are some videos that I found that explore Lemon used for Deodorant to control your body odour naturally.  Warning – Do not apply directly after shaving.  It can really sting.  You can also dilute the lemon juice with water to achieve the same affect and not have it sting as much.

Lemons are amazingly helpful to the body. It’s a natural anti-fungal. There are many other uses for it including, Lightening dark areas of the skin.  Fighting Acne, Dandruff.  Providing a natural astringent,  Foot soak. Teeth Whitener and more.  Being Acidic it may cause some people skin irritation so discontinue use if that is the case for you.  It can also make some people’s skin more light sensitive.

 

We will definitely revisit this topic in the future.

Use organic lemons if you can.

 

Beauty of Health 2.0

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Dear Reader, here’s to new beginnings.

BeautyOfHealth.com is reborn.  We’ve brought you health, fitness and beauty information in the past but now it’s time to start over.  We hope you will find our new direction useful and healthful.  We will focus on what’s natural and organic and recommend ideas or tips that have benefitted our staff and others.

Come back soon to see what’s new.