September 29th marks World Heart Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact diet can have on heart health. Did you know cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the primary cause of death worldwide, and in England, CVD is the second most common cause of death?
September 29th marks World Heart Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact diet can have on heart health. In Part 2 of our Heart Health Series, we dive into specific areas of your diet and how these may impact your overall heart health.
We get it, preparing healthy meals can seem like a huge undertaking, especially if you can’t cook or don’t have the time. But rest assured, eating healthfully does not have to be complicated or time-consuming. If you stick to the basics, you’ve got yourself covered!
Nutrition plays a vital role in the health and function of elderly adults (1). Our previous blog discussed how protein requirements change throughout life and and many studies have also identified protein as a key nutrient for the elderly. As we’ll see below, increasing protein intake in these populations may improve muscle health and function, prevent sarcopenia (2), and help maintain energy balance, weight management (3), and cardiovascular function (4, 5, 6).
You are spoiled for choice with the variety of protein powders on the market today. As more and more options emerge, from whey to casein to collagen to pea to soy to hemp, perhaps you’ve wondered which protein powder is best for you? Or whether it’s even good for you at all? Do you really need them?
There is SO much conflicting information, myths and factually incorrect material out there when it comes to nutrition, it can be hard figuring out what is the healthiest way to eat – even for those with a solid understanding of nutrition! It can be helpful, particularly in a fickle area like nutrition, to have professional guidance.
Here are five things you should know…
How To FIt In Exercise When You Have A Full-Time Job
It’s relentless; work schedules can be unforgiving, the emails are ceaseless – and this can really interfere with your exercise regime, often reduce it dramatically, or in some cases, stop it altogether. The paradox here though is that when you are stressed and sedentary, one of the best things you can do is to move your body.
Regular exercise is crucial for maintaining bone density, muscle tone, good posture and to carry out ones’ usual activities, as well as reducing stress, your risk of disease, and improving sleep! (Warburton et al. 2006)