Great Outdoors Workout
Here our quick, intensive, fun and effective 30 min Monday-Fun-Day at the Park workout. Join us every Monday if you'd like to start your week with a great workout.
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Could Drugs cause Dementia?
New Harvard Study - Could Drugs cause Dementia?
I found this very interesting new Harvard Study. According to the study: "Researchers collected detailed information from more than 300,000 adults ages 65 and older, and compared medication use among those diagnosed with dementia with those who were not. Those who had taken any medication with anticholinergic activity were 11% more likely to be eventually diagnosed with dementia; for those drugs with the most anticholinergic effects, the risk of dementia was 30% greater."
That's rather significant. However, the study states that: "… These findings are intriguing but they aren't definitive, and they don't mean you should stop taking a medication because you're concerned about developing dementia."
Nonetheless, the study mentions that: "…there is reason to be concerned about the possibility that anticholinergic drugs contribute to the risk of dementia. Acetylcholine is involved in memory and learning, and past research has demonstrated lower levels of acetylcholine in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease (the most common cause of dementia in the elderly). In addition, animal studies suggest that anticholinergic drugs may contribute to brain inflammation, a potential contributor to dementia."
Side note on "anticholinergic": An anticholinergic agent is a substance that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and the peripheral nervous system. These agents inhibit parasympathetic nerve impulses by selectively blocking the binding of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to its receptor in nerve cells.
So what can you do? According to the Harvard researchers and DannyTheCoach does approve these actions, "You may be able to reduce your risk of dementia by not smoking, getting regular exercise, and sticking to a healthy diet rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids.
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Come join me on Mondays at 6:30 AM for 30 min. For 10 bucks cash you and I will do some warm-ups, some sprints, some plyos, some HIITs and HICTs.
All outside. All with a smile. Hit me up and let me know if you can make it.
Rain or shine!
LOCATION: Canyonside Community Park
ADDRESS: 12350 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92129.
Fasting - Reap the Benefits
Now that I'm in my 24 hour fast, I figured I share some facts and news about fasting. A fast can be anything from a pure water-only fast, which I'm on for 24 hours, or add some simple, clean and organic juices. A pure water fast definitely provides the best results.
Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting, anywhere between 12-24 hours, may seem daunting and challenging, but undertaking this type of fast will ensure that you reap the long-term benefits. Check out the impressive health benefits that intermittent fasting offers and you might try it out yourself:
So Then Why Is Intermittent Fasting Effective?
Think back in time. How did our ancestors live? Researchers suggest that the reason why intermittent fasting works so well is because it's the closest diet to what our ancestors had. The crazy easy access to food nowadays has completely removed the normal "feast and famine" cycle the body needs for regeneration and cell replacement. Intermittent fasting gives the body sufficient time to clean up and remove toxins from the body, which it cannot do with an all-day grazing diet. Not only does intermittent fasting trigger the body's ability to heal and produce efficient cells, it also transitions your body into burning fat for fuel, which is a better source of energy.
Don't Forget these With Intermittent Fasting
Here a few significant factors & tips that you should think about to ensure that you successfully incorporate this strategy into your lifestyle:
And don't forget, it all depends on you! It might be hard at the beginning, or the first time you try a fast. The transition period in intermittent fasting may be tough, especially in the first few days, but your commitment, will-power and drive will help you achieve and maintain better health. It's worth a try.
Reap the benefits.
Get Started Early
Get started early. Ideally before breakfast to take advantage of an extended intermittent fasting period (12 to 16 hours). Do 25 sets each, 3 reps, and you're ready for the World Cup 2018 final!
After your workout, have some warm macha green tea for some extra antioxidants before you eat.
These simple exercises can all be done at home and they will strengthen your core, get your cardiovascular system pumping and set you up for a great day.
Keep Your Gut Healthy
Want to Fix Your Gut? Improve your Digestion? Get better Nutrient Absorption?
It's not new that your gut is connected to your brain. This is actually called the brain-gut connection and it explains why:
The gut is a long, twisted garden hose that extends from your mouth to your butt. And the gut is way more complex than we think.
Some of the common causes for gut issues are:
Overall - What can you do? Take good care of your gut! Here a few tips:
Full article with more details & references here:
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Thanks and have a great & healthy week.
Recipe - 4th of July 2018
I just wanted to share our 4th of July dinner recipe. Just in case you ever want to do some baking for dinner.
A. Appetizer - Fresh Pesto & Sourdough Sticks
B. Sweet Potatoes