Sunday, February 28, 2010
Your body might be able to break down fat better if you do this one simple thing: stand more.
A small study suggests that when people sit around too much, enzymes that help break down fat are practically turned off. Bad news not just for your waist but also for your heart and artery health. The solution? Fidget, pace, get up, get down. Do whatever you have to do to move those legs of yours. Often.
In a small animal study, cutting back on time spent puttering about had a big impact on lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that helps break down fat in the body. The enzyme's activity was slashed 94 percent by less than one day of inactivity. And researchers speculate that this dramatic drop means more fat retention for the body. But frequently engaging your large muscles could be a good way to counter it. That means more time puttering, less time lounging. Even if you already have an exercise routine. (Here's another way to power up your fat burning.)
The Daily Lowdown
Unfortunately, daily low-intensity activity -- everyday stuff like walking to the bus stop, pinning the laundry on the line, or pushing the lawn mower -- is going the way of poodle skirts and fuzzy dice, thanks to desk jobs, the Internet, and 500-channel TVs. But your body needs not only a formal workout routine but a high percentage of everyday movement, too. So try our tips for making your days more active:
- Be a multitasker. Make chore time your exercise time with the tips in this article.
- Bounce that knee. Get the scoop on how fidgeting helps your health.
- Turn your commute into a workout. Find out how an active commute can cut your risk of obesity in half.
- Try shorter workouts if you don't have time for longer ones. Discover the benefits here.
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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Back to "Flowers On Main", Bree O'Brien's last two plays are dismal failures and her relationship with her mentor falls apart, she abandons Chicago and the regional theater where she hoped to make a name for herself to return home. Opening Flowers on Main promises to bring her a new challenge and a new kind of fulfillment.
But not all is peaceful and serene in Chesapeake Shores, with her estranged mother on the scene and her ex-lover on the warpath. Jake Collins has plenty of reasons to want Bree out of his life, and one reason to want her to stay: he’s still in love with her.
This is something i strongly believes in and hopes to apply in life :>
(Source: Pop Club Magazine, February - March 2010 edition)
(Source: Andrew Matthew's Happiness In Hard Times)