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Sugar is as ageing as smoking and sunbathing

December 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Forget botox or plastic surgery – if you want to reverse the ravages of time quit Sugar.

That’s right – research has shown that it is as damaging to your body as smoking and sunbathing – well, when it comes to aging. It’s not as linked to cancer as the other too!

But seriously folks, I’ve been saying this forever. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Research published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown that sugar makes your skin more wrinkled and thinner. And what’s worse, the ageing effects are quicker once you’re over 35 years old.

When you eat sugar Advanced Glycation Ends are formed in the bloodstream. Ironically shortened to AGE, these accumulate and damage collagen and elastin. It also makes your skin more susceptible to damage from other agers including cigarette smoke and UV rays.

 

 

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Smoking now linked to memory loss

November 26, 2012 Leave a comment

As if the list of diseases and conditions caused by smoking wasn’t enough – lung cancer, mouth cancer, skin aging, teeth rotting, COPD, lung disease, heart disease etc etc etc.

Now, it’s been linked to memory loss too.

Researchers from King’s College London conducted a study of nearly 9,000 people over 50 years old and showed that smoking affected the brain more than high blood pressure and being overweight.

As reported in the Journal of Age and Ageing their research linked smoking to damage to memory, learning and reasoning.

And it wasn’t just a one-off, the research was conducted over a number of years and participants were tested at the start and again after four and then eight years.

Seriously, if you still smoke, you are in my opinion either suicidal or very very stupid. Oh wait, if you’re smoking research shows you probably are the latter!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20463363

 

Why exercise?

July 15, 2012 Leave a comment

So exercise….it’s just something you do to lose weight right? WRONG!! It’s about changing your life for today and for the rest of your life!

The list of benefit is HUGE! but here are just a few reasons to exercise

Increased stamina
Increased flexibility
Increased strength
Reduced high blood pressure
Reduced cholesterol
Ideal weight
Reduced stress
Strengthened bones
Strengthened heart
Reduced risk of heart attack
More likely to survive a heart attack
Reduced risk of stroke by half
Reduced risk of diabetes by half
Reduced constipation
Reduced risk of internal haemorrhage
Extended life expectancy
Improved sex life (wayhey!!)
Improved mental alertness
Increased immune system
Improved oxygen transfer to all tissues
Reduction in ageing
Competitive edge
More active social and business life