57-year-old multitasker Tina Francia shows how aging beautifully is done MANILA, Philippines — If we sit back and live the moment, we will notice how age somehow navigates the course of conversations with our good old friends. At 20s or 30s, we talk about bills, our first steps on the career ladder and big life decisions such as marriage. When we reach 50s or 60s, we start to laugh about our throwback stories, roller-coaster-like teen years, life after retirement and the art of aging. Of course, we can’t help but ring the lines, “Age is just a number” and “Life is not a destination but a journey.” At this point, we also revisit our what-ifs in life and wonder: “What am I going to do about it?” While we can’t change the fact that time is ticking and we age every second of the day, we have to unleash the wisdom we’ve gained over the years and ask: “How should I live the rest of my life?” Businesswoman, … [Read more...] about What keeps you strong at 50?
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source Shutterstock Detox in a day! Feel healthier in just hours! Lose 5 pounds in a week! There are plenty of health promises out there that might sound great, but most of them simply don’t stack up. However, as scientists learn more about how our bodies work, evidence has mounted in support of some simple things that you can do every day to look and feel healthier in a relatively short amount of time. We’re not promising anything extreme here – your body is a complicated, wonderful machine and it’s not going to magically transform like some kind of Hollywood superhero’s. But with summer weather upon us, here are 12 things you can start doing today that your body will thank you for after four weeks or less. Each of these simple acts starts paying measurable dividends within a month, and things get even better after that, with long-term results that scientists have measured in and out of the lab. Get ready to look … [Read more...] about How to look and feel healthier in one month, according to science
These days the Ketogenic Diet is in everybody’s vocabulary. People are planning to get on it, some brave souls are on it and some are just curious about how it works but not really interested in giving up their carbs just yet to get on the keto bandwagon.? I brought a friend to salsa dance class eight months ago and saw him shrink in size literally before my eyes. We were dancing the same number of hours, doing the same kind of dance, but why was he losing weight and I was not? Finally, I commented on his weight loss and asked him straight up, “What extra thing are you doing aside from dancing that is making you lose all that weight?” He explained that he was on a high-fat, moderate-protein, very-low-carb diet. I did not notice he was on a diet at all as every time we ate out, he ordered the most fatty foods on the menu, like lechon kawali or grilled liempo, pork adobo, Wagyu steak, bacon and scrambled eggs with a slab of butter on top, a cheese … [Read more...] about The Keto Factor
source Joana Lopes/Shutterstock Losing weight is tough work, but for some people it can be especially hard. Susan Peirce Thompson, a cognitive scientist who struggled for decades with her weight, advocates a radical approach to eating that goes against popular nutritional wisdom. Instead of “everything in moderation,” Thompson advises her clients to set up clear boundaries against foods that they are at a high risk for overeating. The approach won’t work for everyone, she cautions, but it could be a “path to freedom” for others. Susan Peirce Thompson struggled for decades to lose weight. She tried everything, from diet books and rigid workout regimens to running a marathon. She even considered having a gastric bypass, an intensive surgery that can involve months of counseling and preparation. Somewhere along the way, she found a 12-step program geared … [Read more...] about How to lose weight if you’re addicted to food, according to a cognitive scientist who struggled for years
source Shutterstock Weight Watchers recently introduced its new ‘Freestyle’ weight loss program. The program is similar to previous versions but adds new flexibility with an expanded list of foods that don’t need to be tracked or weighed, also called ‘zero point foods.’ Weight Watchers zero point foods include 200 items like eggs and salmon. Gary Foster, the company’s CEO, told Business Insider that the new system reflects the latest science on healthy eating – and studies suggest he’s right. Dieting can feel like torture in a country that came up with the Crunchwrap Supreme. In comparison to whizzing through a drive-through for an inexpensive meal, many dieters have to measure and track every item they eat or drink. And a lot of healthy food isn’t cheap. With that in mind, Weight Watchers – one of the oldest weight … [Read more...] about Weight Watchers’ new program has 200 ‘zero-point’ foods you can eat as much as you want — including eggs