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Being Active Reduces the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

People with diabetes often take prescription drugs to maintain their health and sugar levels. Diabetes patients should be making healthier choices like exercising and eating better to improve their health. Good nutrition helps to get the proper amount of nutrients through food and not through supplements. Similarly, exercise helps build strength, endurance, and reduces fat. The best part? There are no side effects from eating right and exercising.

Studies show that staying active helps reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease. So what can someone with type 2 diabetes do? According to the Journal of the American Medical Association found that when people with type 2 diabetes did a combination of aerobic (cardio) exercise and resistance training, they were able to lower blood sugar levels after nine months than people who did either type of exercise alone.

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Curing Diabetes With a Healthy Lifestyle

Type Two diabetes is something that can be developed over time due to poor eating and exercise habits. Conversely, it is also something that can be reversed through smart and effective eating and exercise habits. However, the problem here lies in the fact that far too many people rely on prescription drugs or medical surgeries to turn their health around, rather than sticking to the basics and living a healthy lifestyle.

First off, to understand if you are at risk of type two diabetes you need to know your numbers. This refers to your cholesterol level, BMI, blood pressure and body fat percentage. Once you know this things you will have a better picture of your overall health and you will be able to better assist your risk of type two diabetes and your course of action.

Nearly 70% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug. However, studies have shown that many of these drugs are treating issues that could be avoided by changing one’s lifestyle. So, the option is yours: try to improve your situation by taking drugs that could have adverse side effects and potentially leave you in a situation where symptoms may return, or cure yourself by changing the way you act, not putting anything harmful in your body and gaining knowledge that will last and benefit you for a lifetime?

At the Clinic we like to advocate for the latter. Rather than putting synthetic, man made drugs into your body or performing medical surgeries to improve your health, we believe in simply changing ones lifestyle for long-term results. This process begins with being proactive in tow aspects of your life. First, being considerate and conscious of what you eat and put into your body; and second, making an effort to burn calories through exercise. This simple formula, if effectively put to use, can turn your life around whether you are slightly overweight or suffer from type two diabetes. Ditch the drugs. Change your lifestyle.

Improve Health With a New Lifestyle

A new study by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) was released recently and it proves that exercise changes everything. The study suggests that although we push for moderate to vigorous exercise, “any movement has the potential to forestall illness and disability.” That is to say that even light exercise is beneficial to one’s overall health.

Physical activity is important for people of all ages. This is true because joints require motion to maintain their strength, which reduce the chance of fractures.

Dorothy Dunlop from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago said, “Even among people who cannot do very much moderate activity, there was a strong benefit to participating in light activity to reduce the risk of developing disability as well as disability progression.”

The benefits of exercising even a little are numerous (as shown in the infographic below). However, for people that want to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle we recommend vigorous exercise accompanied by a healthy diet.

Healthy Eating for Fat Loss

Eating right is key to being healthy and losing the weight you want to lose. We like to emphasize eating lean protein, nonfat dairy products, lots of high fiber fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. In addition, we encourage people to learn how to count calories and write down everything that you eat. We like to aim for 30 to 35 percent protein, 40 to 45 percent carbohydrate, and 20 to 30 percent fat. By counting calories, you can successfully reach these targets accurately.

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Specifically, you want to know what is good to eat and what is not so good within your macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fats). For example, when consuming carbohydrates you want to eat fresh fruit, vegetables, and grains (in moderation). When consuming proteins you want to eat chicken, turkey, egg whites, fish, and a limited amount of red meat. Vegetarians can eat beans, legumes, tofu, and soy burgers. When consuming fats you want to  avoid bad fats such as butter and cheese and instead eat good fats such as almonds, avocados, walnuts, olive oil, and pecans.

Find out more about healthy eating habits in Where Did All The Fat Go by Rob Huizenga, MD.

Push-Pull-Twist Training!

You don’t have to buy a gym membership. You don’t have to be tied to a contract. You don’t even have to leave your house. These are the benefits you get to enjoy with our Push-Pull-Twist Training system! With our system you get to stay in your home while you workout, which is great with the harsh weather of the winter season coming along. Also, you don’t have to worry about paying a monthly bill for the gym or being caught in a gym contract, leaving you with more money in your pocket!

Fitness

Although saving money and being able to stay in your own home are huge benefits, what also make the PPT system so great is that it can be adapted to fit anybody’s health or fitness level. The workouts will challenge you but at the same time, they can be modified so that  anyone can complete the workout.

With this program you’ll be using dumbbells, a medicine ball, and your own bodyweight to challenge your body and improve your fitness, while never having to step foot into a gym!

 

Read more about the Push-Pull-Twist training system in Where Did All The Fat Go by Rob Huizenga, MD.

Beliefs Versus Facts

In today’s technology filled world, with information floating all over the place, it can be hard to differentiate between what is fact and what is just a popular belief with no truth. Is diet important? Is exercise important? How fast can I lose weight? Do I need surgery to be healthy? In my book Where Did All The Fat Go?, I outline what is true and what is false. Here, I am going to give you a little preview:

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#1: Some people believe that all weight loss is good, no matter the method.

This could not be further from the truth. When losing weight, you can lose fat mass or lean body mass (muscle, bone, fluids). You DO NOT want to lose your lean body mass. Instead you want to make sure you are making steady progress in losing your fat mass while never exceeding below essential fat levels (below 3 to 5 percent body fat in men and 12 to 15 percent in women).

#2 Gastric bypass surgery is necessary for morbidly obese adults and children (those with a body mass index over 40).

You can pay $25,000 for a surgery that will leave you with a 40% chance of postoperative complications, or you can choose a nonsurgical option that you can do at home. One of our contestants in The Biggest Loser who was considered “beyond-morbidly-obese” was able to drop from 51-percent body fat to an amazing 22 percent, while getting rid of his hypertension, sleep apnea, and weight-related ankle and foot problems. Surgery is not always the solution.

Obviously, there are myths and uneducated people out there. You need to understand truth from myth in order to make the most out of your life. You can find more of these myth-busters in my book Where Did All The Fat Go?.

 

What is the WOW! Fat-Loss Program?

The WOW! Fat-Loss Program is found in the book Where Did All the Fat Go?: The WOW! Prescription to Reach Your Ideal Weight – And Stay There . The program is designed for people to go above and beyond what they can do physically to get themselves in the best shape of their life. This program will push you to your limits and have you follow a strict regime that will help you burn one percent of your body fat every week.

One of the many benefits of this program is that you don’t even need a gym membership! The program encourages you to use exercise equipment that is designed to save you money in the long run as well as help you reach your health and weight loss goals. So, when you leave The Clinic you will be able to continue to apply the principles you learned during your stay at The Clinic and apply them when you return home.
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By following this regime you will burn calories, speed up your metabolism, and feel and look better than ever. Specifics of the WOW! Fat-Loss Program include:

  • Never sacrificing sleep
  • Starting at the same time everyday
  • Warming up properly
  • Morning and afternoon workouts
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Push-Pull-Twist training

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Is Sleep Important?

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6 hours? 8 hours? 10 hours? How much sleep do you think you need to function at peak potential? According to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps less than seven hours per night. However, the average sleep need of an adult is 7.5-9 hours per night. Why is getting enough sleep so important? Besides the obvious of having more energy, there are hidden benefits you may not have known about.

Although many may not realize it, getting quality sleep can help your mental and physical health. Lets start with your physical health. Sleep is responsible for repairing and healing heart and blood vessels so if someone is sleep deficient, they have increased risks of obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Sleep also helps maintain hormones that make you feel hungry, so a lack of sleep will lead to increased hunger. Now, lets take a look at the mental health benefits. Getting enough sleep will improve your ability to learn, problem-solve, and make decisions. Additionally, you will be able to better control your emotions and behavior granted you have enough sleep.

So the answer is yes, sleeping is important.

Ruben Studdard’s Inspirational Attitude

This week on The Biggest Loser, Ruben Studdard received devastating news regarding his health. Although he lost an exceptional 21 pounds his first week to bring down his weight to 452, tests run by Dr. H regarding Ruben’s insulin and blood sugar levels revealed frightening information. Dr. H was forced to disclose to Ruben that he has been clinically diagnosed with Type 2 Diabates.

Although receiving such news was extremely overwhelming to Ruben, he has decided to react positively and continue to work even harder than before. “I am a champion,” the American Idol winner explains, “I am very determined to reverse my prognosis,” and with his positive attitude it looks like he might just do so. Dr. H explained that such a diagnosis is completely reversible, however it would take extraordinary hard work and perseverance, something that a motivated Ruben seems he is ready for.

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