Dream Big, Stir the Soul

Dream big dreams! Make plans as if you know God is already on your side (He is!) Big dreams, big goals “stir the blood.” Big dreams lead to large-scale action. Big dreams and big actions are why you were put here by the Creator! Step into His vision for you! Dream big, act big and… Continue reading Dream Big, Stir the Soul

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Insomnia Linked to Increased Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Do you suffer from insomnia? According to a new study from the American Academy of Neurology, your insomnia is not just a nuisance. It also puts you at greater risk of heart attack and stroke. In a study published in the online version of the journal Neurology, researchers at the University in Beijing, China involved… Continue reading Insomnia Linked to Increased Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Beat Obesity and Diabetes With Avocados: Study

Your guacamole may hold the key to managing obesity and helping delay or prevent diabetes, according to a new study by a University of Guelph research team. For the first time, researchers led by Prof. Paul Spagnuolo have shown how a compound found only in avocados can inhibit cellular processes that normally lead to diabetes.… Continue reading Beat Obesity and Diabetes With Avocados: Study

Senior Memory Improves With High-Intensity Exercise

Granny and gramps get smarter when they go hardcore at the gym. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. What’s true, though, is that McMaster University researchers have found that high-intensity workouts give older adults a measurable memory boost. But if they want the benefits, they’ll need to go hard. Intensity is critical, according to… Continue reading Senior Memory Improves With High-Intensity Exercise

Childhood Obesity and Gut Bacteria

Childhood obesity has been an emotionally charged, near panic-inducing topic in the US and beyond for decades. New programs are repeatedly thrown at the issue in the hopes of “stemming the tide” of childhood obesity. Public policy on the issue has committed tens of billions of taxpayer dollars. In the media, in schools and even… Continue reading Childhood Obesity and Gut Bacteria

Brown and White Fat Communicate Differently In The Body

Many people might not realize that they have different types of body fat. Most of it is white fat that sits on your stomach, hips and thighs, for example. White fat is an energy storage that our body can use when food is scarce. White fat also produces and receives signals from a variety of… Continue reading Brown and White Fat Communicate Differently In The Body

Expensive Energy Gels Vs. The Humble Potato For Endurance Athletes

Are you an endurance athlete? Cyclist, runner swimmer or maybe even a triathlete? Do you swear by your expensive, “scientifically designed” carbohydrate energy gel to give you a performance boost? Turns out, your fancy energy gel might be no better than the humble potato when it comes to fueling your performance. There are, however, other… Continue reading Expensive Energy Gels Vs. The Humble Potato For Endurance Athletes

A Workout To Embrace Challenges!

Needed a good workout today and these toys were a big help. More on that in a bit. Challenging week in the intellectual, emotional and spiritual areas of my life. My fitness in those three pillars has been put to the test this entire year. This week, it feels like I’ve regained some of my… Continue reading A Workout To Embrace Challenges!

New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

TRIGGER ALERT! Just a warning to all my readers who are plant-based dieters, vegans, vegetarians and avoiders of red meat. If you’re trying to save the world or those of us who live in it by promoting plant-based eating or you just like crusading against meat for whatever reason, this article may not be for… Continue reading New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

Coffee, Ritual and Wisdom

Sometimes, deep thoughts, philosophy and real-life wisdom come from the most mundane, everyday sources. For example, my morning coffee taught me something today. I realized that I’ve been drinking my morning brew from the same cup for over 15 years. Every morning that I’ve been home for morning coffee, it’s been in this mug. Two… Continue reading Coffee, Ritual and Wisdom