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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011


True or False: Sunscreen blocks your body's ability to make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

  • True
  • False



Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because it is made in your skin when the ultraviolet light hits your skin. However, sunscreen can inhibit the body's ability to make vitamin D. If you eat a balanced diet and get outside in the sunshine at least 1.5 to 2 hours a week, you should be getting all the vitamin D you need.


What common food source is usually fortified with vitamin D?

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Fish
  • Bread
  • Cereal



Milk is fortified with vitamin D. If you do not drink milk, ask your health care professional about supplementation. Note: Most cheese and yogurt products are NOT made with fortified milk.

True or False: Exercise can help slow brain shrinkage in people with early Alzheimer's disease.

  • True
  • False



A study in the journal Neurology showed that exercise may help slow brain shrinkage in people with early Alzheimer's disease. In the study, adults diagnosed with early Alzheimer's who were less physically fit had four times more brain shrinkage than normal older adults.


Exercise Video Demo
LOL you can tell this is my first time trying out this move.  1st rep ...not too bad... 2nd rep I might as well have fallen off :P good challenge though! try it out :)

...  The Swiss Ball Pike with Push up

Start in a pushup position with your toes on a stability ball and your hands on the floor 
(1). Keeping your legs straight, raise your butt toward the ceiling, drawing the ball toward your arms 
(2). Pause and roll back to start. Pause, then do a pushup. 
That's 1 rep. 


this move is perfect for toning & strengthening arms, abs, butt, back and chest :)




lean muscle = hot

Two Sodas a Day Found to Raise the 

Risk of Heart Disease in Women



We all know that sugary soft drinks are full of empty calories, but a new study has found that soda may do more than expand the waistline. In fact, researchers found that when women drank two sugar sodas a day they were more likely to develop heart disease, even if they didn't gain weight. 

Presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, researchers studied about 4,000 women and found that those who drank more sugary soda were more likely to have heart disease and diabetes than those women who had one soft drink a day or less. 

They were also more likely to be overweight. 

However, the risk of heart disease was increased no matter if the woman was overweight or not. In the past, most researchers believed soda was linked to heart disease risk because of weight gain — not because of the sugary drink itself. 

In fact, women who drank more sweet, fizzy beverages were nearly four times as likely to develop high levels of triglyceride blood fats, which can lead to blocked arteries and increase the risk of stroke, according to The Daily Mail. The negative effects of full-sugar drinks were not seen in men.

Just another reason to drink water instead of soda! 



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