What’s in a Diet?

Popular diets have become increasingly controversial. More than 1500 diet books are now available, and a Google search of diets gives you 1,070,000,000 results, with many popular ones departing substantially from mainstream medical advice. Cover stories for major news magazines, televised debates, and cautionary statements by prominent medical authorities have fueled public concern regarding the effectiveness and safety of such diets.

Although some popular diets are based on long-standing medical advice and recommend restriction of portion sizes and calories (eg, Weight Watchers), a lot of alternatives have joined in. Some plans minimize carbohydrate intake without fat restriction (eg, Atkins diet, designed for hospital patients in the late 60’s), some minimize carbohydrate intake with high fats and protein intake (eg, Keto diet, a treatment option for epilepsy in children), many modulate macronutrient balance and glycemic load (eg, Zone diet), and others restrict fat (eg, Ornish diet). Given the growing obesity epidemic, many patients, clinicians, nutritionists, health coaches and trainers are interested in using these popular diets as personalized eating strategies for disease prevention. Unfortunately, data regarding the relative benefits, risks, effectiveness, and sustainability of popular diets have been limited. There have been no major studies to show whether any health benefits hold up for the long term or increase how long you live.

I was unable to find any LONG TERM published studies on the health benefits, in general, of any of the popular diets today. Yes, many of them gave substantial weight loss, but what happens to the HDL/LDL ratio, heart, skin, brain, kidneys, liver during long term use? Many, if not most of the diets popular today, were designed for medical conditions or athletes. In any case, when people lost weight as a side effect, the diets were latched onto by marketers, and pushed as weight loss diets, not health diets.

At a talk I gave I asked a group of ladies, “When was the last time you searched for any studies done on Cheerios?” (Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats). Never! But not only do you eat them, you feed them to your children. “When was the last time you looked up the published studies on the $30,000 plus car you drive?” (1,840,900 recalled cars,2018 and that was just the first 4 of 50 pages of recalled cars. Cars.com) Most don’t! But you trust driving in one with your family. We will do any diet, even though it’s just public opinion that makes the diet appear as a truth.

So how should most of us eat? Whole foods, grown in healthy soil, by farmers that inspect their crops, non-GMO, no pesticides, as God intended. (Genesis 1:29-31) Also any meat that you eat should be the same, grass fed, no hormones or growth drugs. (Genesis 9:3) Yes, we can eat meat. It has never been shown that a strictly vegan diet is healthier. But a vegan diet is also NOT wrong, neither is a diet with 10-25% meat calories. The important thing to remember is to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. They should be ¾ of your plate. And eat according to YOUR needs, likes and dislikes, medical condition, caloric amounts for desired weight, and one that you WILL follow.

Once you find a way that YOU WILL follow, start being more active. Exercise! Your body needs it. And if you really want great health include Juice Plus+. Yes, it is one of the MOST researched, published, double-blind studied, Gold Standard researched products today. (over 39 published studies from around the world.) So, while on your journey of better health, weight loss or just a better way of life, fill all those nutrition gaps with Juice Plus+. And even on a low carb, Keto, diet 2 berries, 2 fruit and 2 veggies a day are less than 3g of carbs and 2 Omegas a day are no carbs and 1.5g of good fats. And all 8 in a day are only 30 calories. Wow, all that healthy food with low carbs, healthy fats and 30 calories.

The bottom line is, do your research, learn how to be healthy, because it’s popular doesn’t make it right, eat all your fruits and veggies, get your omegas in and cover your bases with Juice Plus+.

Charles Baerman PhD, CFT, CSFN, CSET, CSSF, and I’m a pretty nice guy!
Owner BAER Fit
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But why am I not losing weight?

I’ve been on diet for a while now, but why am I not losing weight? Losing weight seems like an impossible challenge that you just can’t seem to beat. Truthfully, it’s not, we just give ourselves the idea that “I need to be on some special diet” or “run until my feet fall off”. Misconceptions like these are spread through media to get you to buy something you may not need. If you think you are experiencing a weight loss plateau, don’t stress!!

It is common for the numbers on the scale not to budge for a few days (or weeks) at a time. This does not mean that you are not losing fat. Body weight tends to fluctuate by a few pounds. It depends on the foods you are eating, and overall health you’re in (ie. If your hormones are out of balance it will be difficult to lost body fat). It is possible to gain muscle at the same time as you lose fat, and this is especially prevalent if you just started to workout.

When we talk about dieting, people think it means taking out the foods you like. What it really means is adjusting the type of foods you consume to live a healthier lifestyle. When it comes to losing weight, it is general knowledge you need to burn more calories in a day (through exercise or daily activity) than you consume. Protein is the single most important nutrient for losing weight. Eating protein at 25–30% of your daily intake of calories can boost metabolism by 80–100 calories per day and it can also drastically reduce cravings and desire for snacking.

Another factor of why you’re not losing weight may be that you’re not lifting weights or doing enough cardio. One of the most important things you can do when losing weight is to do some form of resistance training, such as lifting weights. This can help you maintain muscle mass, which is often burned along with body fat if you are not exercising. Lifting weights can also help prevent metabolic slowdown and ensure that your body stays toned and muscular. Cardiovascular exercise, also known as cardio or aerobic exercise, is any type of exercise which increases your heart rate. It includes activities such as jogging, cycling and swimming. It is one of the most effective ways to improve your health. It is also very effective at burning belly fat, the harmful “visceral” fat that builds up around your organs and causes disease.

Learn more about this trainer and author, Zach


Zach Miller CFT
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Lifting Weights as You Age Cuts Your Risk of Early Death By 46%

Lifting Weights as You Age Cuts Your Risk of Early Death By 46%

Great news, fellow lifters. Your training will not only improve your overall health and provide you with incredible strength and mass gains – it will give you a longer lifetime to enjoy those benefits as well!
In the modern society, most of the people tend to lack the skills of aging well – the unhappy mix of bad food choices, sedentary office jobs and piles of mismanaged emotional stress comes with an awful price that is usually felt a lot stronger in the later decades of life. A general life dissatisfaction and several painful chronic conditions are just the tip of the iceberg. What about the risk of developing life-threatening diseases that are known to lurk around unhealthy lifestyles, year by year, day by day? If you spend a lifetime treating your body poorly, don’t be surprised when it stabs you in the back at old age. You should thank it for not giving up on you a lot earlier.

A new longitudinal study from Penn State College of Medicine informs us that strength training can increase your longevity, especially if you keep continually practicing it as you age. The researchers examined people in their 60’s about their exercise habits and preferences and then tracked them for the next 15 years – thus losing nearly a third of the original number of participants, who died in that period of time. That being said, the almost 10 percent of subjects who did strength training were 46% less likely to die during the study. Additionally, this study has shown that strength training can reduce the risk of death by 19% even among a population of subjects with common health risk factors like drinking and smoking, and suffering from chronic conditions such as hypertension.

According to the author of the study, Jennifer Kraschnewski, M.D, strength training enables you to live a longer, healthier life by keeping you physically active, improving your balance, strengthening your muscles and increasing your bone density. The last one is crucial for preventing bone fractures, which are infamously detrimental to the health of older people. And finally, training helps you maintain a healthy weight, which in turn will lower the risk for developing many diseases associated with obesity.

If you’re already into strength training, good for you. If you want to try it out for the first time, it’s never too late. But if you’re middle-aged or beyond and have led a relatively inactive lifestyle up to now, you might benefit from consulting your doctor first, and then finding a suitable personal trainer.
By age 50, about ten percent of your muscle mass is lost – after that, the rate of loss significantly speeds up and by age 70 you could experience a great loss of strength, stamina and the ability to function independently.

Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, older adults can make significant gains in strength and a decent increase in muscle size in only a few months of regular training. Start slowly and progress in a gradual manner – any type of exercise can be adjusted to your needs and abilities. With a bit of caution and persistence, anyone can significantly improve their health, well-being and longevity.
Start now and give yourself the chance to become the best version of yourself!

Charles Baerman
owner BAER Fit
937-748-9905
baerfit@gmail.com


What Our American Diets Can Do

Immigrants arrive with flourishing gut microbes. Then America’s diet trashes them.
In the United States, immigrants in the study ate foods richer in sugars, fats and protein. Microbiomes changed within months of moving. “People began to lose their native microbes almost immediately after arriving in the U.S.,” Dan Knights, a computational microbiologist at the University of Minnesota said. “The loss of diversity was quite pronounced: Just coming to the USA, just living in the USA, was associated with a loss of about 15 percent of microbiome diversity.”
Obesity rates among many of the study immigrants increased six-fold. Those who became obese also lost an additional 10 percent of their diversity. “And the children of immigrants,” Knights said, “had yet again another 5 to 10 percent loss.”
Article by Ben Guarino, a reporter for The Washington Post’s Science section

So a simple question is, “Why do you keep doing American diets?” Keep it simple. Eat mostly vegetables and fruits, and have some red meat, poultry and fish. Be sure it’s all whole foods, non-GMO, organic, free range, in other words, as close to when God created it as can be. Stop all processed, factory made foods as you can. No fast foods! Start planning to live and live well.

Just last week I shared the findings about a lot of our breakfast cereals. http://www.baerfit.com/blog/2018/10/31/what-will-you-do-for-your-health/
And before that the benefits of a plant based diet (Mediterranean) http://www.baerfit.com/blog/2018/07/05/new-data-confirms-health-benefits-of-plant-based-diet/
And now we see that the immigrants fall pray to our way of eating. Fad diets, fake food, chemically enhanced. Just last week a gentleman I knew, took his son out to lunch. During lunch he had a heart attack, at the table, in front of his son. He did not survive. Only mid-50’s age.

You pay for all kinds of insurance that do nothing, unless something goes wrong. Why not invest in insurance that really does pay you back everyday with better health? Start today!

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Charles Baerman PhD
owner BAER Fit
937-238-4503
baerfit@gmail.com


What Will You Do For Your Health?

We want our doctors to care about our health. We want our government to fix our health crisis. But what are you doing about your own health? The health of your family?
Eat an apple! https://youtu.be/4Fxm3h8I90I

We know and pretty much all agree that if we would eat 7-13 servings a day of fruits and vegetables, that we would all be much healthier. Yet we would rather do fad diets, eat toxic processed foods, then complain about our health and take pharmaceutical drugs to mask our health problems. Look at what we eat and feed our children.
https://www.ewg.org/release/roundup-breakfast-part-2-new-tests-weed-killer-found-all-kids-cereals-sampled?fbclid=IwAR0rRStfZsAvjvKGZONkr3HbppTvBZHvwebTADA_yQjSrH_zy55u3UMStgY
Here’s a list of other foods containing glyphosate:
https://livelovefruit.com/glyphosate-in-food-complete-list/?fbclid=IwAR0GEtCr6c38PrRZfx7pDlBOg6wDDrD5Z-LWJRsm5hfQtd4IyidQXEZDtj4
Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated with US Food and Drug Administration Warnings, even in our “health fitness supplements” and protein drinks.
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2706496?fbclid=IwAR3UpIPZCR9v8yYZwVZXP9-bRM_fBm6EX1WDTPW7AixusHWFYjMy1A1eOk4

And we don’t want to exercise, which is now considered as bad as smoking! https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2707428?resultClick=3&fbclid=IwAR0kXA8KzcPjK7QNASjeU4_TAGc13RQjmhuK00KXAV3Aju0GaYGnsKXoRnA
But there is something you can do to help your health and it’s just one simple step. Juice Plus will fill the gaps as you work at improving your nutrition and getting those extra fruits and vegetables in every day. And they have the published research / studies, more than any nutrition product. 40 plus!

Juice Plus+ has published research showing: https://charlesbaerman.juiceplus.com/us/en/clinical-research/clinical-research•Delivers fruit and vegetable nutrition that gets into the blood stream where it can do us some good.
•Significantly increases micronutrient and antioxidant levels in the blood stream.
•Improves immune function – decreases COLD and FLU symptoms.
•Increases cells involved in healing.
•Decreases cells involved in auto-immunity.
•Decreases DNA damage.
•Decreases Free Radical Damage and Oxidative stress.
•Decreases Homocysteine.
•Decreases Oxidized LDL Cholesterol.
•Improves Insulin Resistance & triglycerides.
•Decreases complications of pregnancy.
•Improves hydration, thickness, microcirculation & density of skin.
•Improves dental health.
•Improves folate levels.
•Decreases Inflammation.
•Improves the quality of life and protein status in cancer patients.
•Reduces inflammation, decreases oxidation and muscle damage in athletes.
•Protects circulation and cardiovascular health.
•Improves Pulmonary/Lung function.
•alters Genes is a Positive way
•turns on your GOOD genes and turns OFF bad genes.

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Or just contact me to answer questions you may have.
Charles Baerman, owner BAER Fit
937-238-4503
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New data confirms health benefits of plant-based diet

This is all the more reason to fill the gaps in our nutrition with Juice Plus+

Nutrition 2018: New data confirm health benefits of plant-based diet
Published Monday 11 June 2018
By David Railton
Fact checked by Tim Newman

New data presented at Nutrition 2018 — the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held in Boston, MA — bolster the evidence that a plant-based diet is linked to a wealth of health benefits.

The latest research backs up the health benefits of vegetarianism.

Plant-based diets are becoming more popular in the United States. A 2017 report found that 6 percent of people in the U.S. now identify as vegan, compared with just 1 percent in 2014.

Despite this steady growth, the U.S. still lags behind many other countries when it comes to swapping animal protein for plant protein. In Germany, for example, nearly half of consumers currently follow a low-meat diet.

The results of studies from the Netherlands, Brazil, and the U.S., presented at Nutrition 2018, all found benefits associated with vegetarian-type diets, but they also communicated the health importance of the quality of the food.

We present some top-line findings from these studies below. When reading these summaries, it is important to bear in mind that while the abstracts presented at Nutrition 2018 were evaluated and selected by a committee of experts, the papers have not undergone the same rigorous standard of peer review that is applied to scientific journals.

So, we should consider these findings as “preliminary results,” until they are properly assessed.

Vegetarians and heart-related illness

The study from the Netherlands looked at almost 6,000 people; the team found that those who ate a high ratio of plant-derived protein to animal-derived protein were at lower risk of developing coronary heart disease later in life.

The Brazilian study looked at around 4,500 people and concluded that people who had a diet rich in plant-based protein were 60 percent less likely than people who had a diet rich in animal-based protein to develop a buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart.

You don’t have to be ‘strictly vegetarian’ to reap the benefits

A diet rich in plant-based foods and low in meat — without strictly following a vegetarian diet — may offer protection against obesity

And, a study looking at South Asian people living in the U.S. found that vegetarianism was associated with fewer risk factors for diabetes and heart disease.
Compared with their nonvegetarian peers, South Asian vegetarians exhibited:
smaller waist circumference
lower amounts of abdominal fat
lower cholesterol
lower blood sugar
lower body mass index (BMI)
They were also less likely to gain weight and had a lower mortality rate.
Food quality is still important

In another study, researchers from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA, examined whether there was an association between eating healthful plant-based foods and reduced weight gain.

Examining data from “more than 125,000 adults over 4-year periods,” the team found that people who ate a lot of high-quality plant-based foods, such as whole grains, nuts, vegetables, and fruits, were less likely to gain weight than people who ate a lot of less healthful plant-based foods, such as fries, refined grains, and candy.

A team at Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Medford, MA, found in its study of nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. that the quality of plant-based foods is “more important than the quality” of animal-derived foods when it comes to dietary health.

Their data map an association between making strong dietary choices for healthful, high-quality plant-based foods and a 30 percent lower mortality rate. People with chronic health conditions who consumed a diet rich in high-quality plant-based foods were found to benefit even more than those in the general population.

Consuming high-quality animal-based foods, however, was not associated with any significant benefits for mortality.

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It’s Time to Come Out of Our Winter Hibernation

“If there is a real secret out there, it’s simply this: A great body & health comes from the consistent application of smart training & proper eating. It’s a four step process: 1) train hard, 2) eat right, 3) be consistent, 4) repeat for many years.”                                               Charles Baerman PhD, CFT, CSFN, CET

 

When it comes to winter, it’s a “BAER” for everyone. With all the cold, snow, short days, the pizza’s got bigger, comfort foods came more frequently, the Christmas party and New Year’s Eve and day is still sitting around your waist, and you just woke up and realized that Spring is here, vacations are coming and you have to put on shorts, tank tops and bathing suits again. Oh no…extra body fat. What do I do now?

Truth is that losing body fat is pretty easy. It’s just not as cool as some fad diets, or overpriced fat loss juice, or even those magic fat burning pills. And all those exercise infomercials and weird equipment. None of it works. What you need to do is to plan to LIVE…that means a healthy life, not just get ready for vacation. We all need to learn how to eat, not diet every time we need to fit into a new dress, go on vacation or just because the pool is going to open. And learn how to exercise properly, and for what reasons. For whatever reason, we think we, as humans, have EVOLVED into something different over the last 20-40 years. Surprise…we haven’t. We spend all year ignoring our weight and health, then come January 1st, we spend 4-6 weeks trying to lose that weight and improve our health, then give up, and try again next year.

Every year in this country, we increase the number of overweight and obese people by several percent. Today this country is over 68% overweight and obese and 38th on the healthy country list. You should learn how to eat and exercise. After all, you have to whether you like it or not. Plato, in 540AD, said, “Eat everything, in moderation.”. That is what we will learn…not glamorous, but it always works.

First the food. They say its 70-80% diet and the rest exercise. They are wrong! It’s 100% of both. As a matter of fact, it’s really 100% the desire to live well, then doing it.

First the food. I’ve talked so much about this, but here is a very short primer.

Eat foods high in fiber. Fruit, vegetables and whole-grain breads and cereals are all moderate in calories but high in bulk, which will help satisfy your appetite. These are carbs to love, not fear. The problem with quick-fix no-carb diets is that they severely restrict calories and trigger a down-shift in the number of calories your body uses at rest. Your metabolic rate drops, so you’re not burning as much body fat for fuel…any weight loss you do see is just water and muscle, not your fat stores.

Don’t restrict all fats from your diet. We do need some fats to keep fat off or to lose fat, and to be healthy. Getting less than 15% of your daily calories from fat could restrict your body from absorbing the good fats such as A, D, E, K and omega-3s. It could also hinder your workouts and energy levels.

Drink plenty of water. A 2005 study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that subjects who drank 2 cups of cold water increased their metabolic rate by 30%. In fact, the researchers suggested that if you drank cold water before every meal for a year, you’d burn 17,400 extra calories over and above what you would have, during that time. That’s 5 pounds extra weight loss a year. So if you are 35 years old now, that would be 50 pounds you would not gain by the time you are 45 years old.

Balance your meals with real, whole foods, Proteins, carbs & fats, in the right amounts for you and your goals.

Second is exercise. We have to do it, or you will age quicker, have higher injury and illness rates and just not look or feel good.

Just Show UP! Yes that is the start. Go to the gym and do something. Go to the park and walk. Just get started. 80% of success is just showing up. Doing gives success. Not doing is failure.

Set some goals. Don’t just say “I want to lose weight or get in shape.” Be specific, “I want to lose 10 pounds, or drop 2 inches off my waist, or drop another clothing size.” You have to be able to measure something to know what is working. Now that you have a goal, set a time frame. Let’s say 8 pound loss, and 2 inches off my waist in 6 weeks. Now you can measure every week, and see what is or is not working. Write it all down and track yourself. You have to have a map, directions, to know where you are going.

Get real help. Now this really is the best plan of action. You are ready to start, you have your goals, now get some help getting all together. Get a trainer. A real trainer. Certified, degreed, experienced. And talk to one that specializes in what you want. Yes you can just go join a gym and spend a few years paying for something you won’t use, or even know how to use. Or you could hire a trainer, go to the training center, and work, learn and succeed. That is all we do here at BAER Fit. We are not a gym, or associated with one. We are a personal training center that specializes in your health, fat loss, and life.

Charles Baerman PhD, CFT, CSFN, CSET, CSSF

937-748-9905 office

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Charles@baerfit.com

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SMART…REAL …FOOD!

The statistics are OUT … America is even MORE fat than they were last year! Marilyn Preston (the longest standing fitness column writer in this country) quotes one of our authorities (The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) saying “27.7 percent of our population are unable or unwilling to eat smart portions of REAL food.”

Let’s first define “real food:”

food  [food] n 1. something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies

real [ree-uhl, reel] adj 1. true and actual; not artificial

Real Food is food which truly nourishes producers, consumers, communities and the earth.  It is a food system–from seed to plate–that fundamentally respects human dignity and health, animal welfare, social justice and environmental sustainability. Some people call it “local,” “green,” “slow,” or “fair.”  We use “Real Food” as a holistic term to bring together many of these diverse ideas people have about a values-based food economy (YOU can even grow your own real food in OHIO in the middle of winter…I have new tomatoes (started from organic seeds) growing INSIDE in my TOWER GARDEN…as well as greens and herbs…text me and I’ll send you pictures.)

http://www.realfoodchallenge.org/

The best and the worst of all this:

WHY are they UNABLE to eat smart or real?

Let’s face it…”unreal” is cheaper…less expensive…20 pieces for less than $5! Or two sandwiches for $5! If you are living on a budget, (and how many of us are NOT?), you are trying to get the most for your money! I guess the real question is, “What QUALITY am I really getting for the money?”

How many of you have actually pulled one of those nuggets apart? Or asked the burger waitress what has been ground into the “beef” to make it look better, stretch further, and not spoil when left out for hours (or days, or even years)? Have you heard or read the science experiments done with some of this “food?” Do you really think your body can process this and make you “The BEST you’ve ever been?”

Even better…WHY are they unwilling?

Hey, unreal food is quick, easy to pick-up after work or before, and as we said above “cheap!” It’s what we, as Americans, are used to…It smells good, (often smelling better than it tastes…wonder where the smells actually come from…maybe REAL FOOD?), and according to someone who should know (our infamous Chaz), it has been engineered to be addictive! Why wouldn’t it be our meal of choice?

THIS IS WHY!!

I have often told you that someone has watched over me for years. My first pregnancy, (many years ago), I had to make a quick run for my mom’s bathroom after traveling from our home in Virginia to her home in North Carolina. We had stopped at our favorite place between and picked up “fast food.” SOMETHING…That NOT-real food my picky pregnant body ABSOLUTELY DISCARDED quickly! I really NEVER got morning sickness, but my more sensitive body WOULD NOT TOLERATE some NON-FOOD ADDITIVE the so-called “food” places would NEVER ADMIT was there!

OK—SO WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT YOUR FOOD TO DO?

Give you energy

Fuel your brain (help you think)

Help you build muscle (more lean tissue)

Allow your body the energy it needs to burn fat (change your body composition)

Lubricate your joints and make any movement easier

Like any other “something” that nourishes, sustains or supplies, the results are better and less damaging with the REAL THING!

“Did you know that before there were any medications made in scientific labs, plants were the only source of natural healing? There are many ancient healing plant-based medical treatments that stem from Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Native American cultural practices. Plants were the only source of medical treatment before synthetic medications were developed (many of which started with plants). Until recently, only anecdotal evidence has existed to support the use of plant-based alternatives for medical treatment. However, now that many hospitals and universities are recognizing, and even embracing, the benefits of ‘alternative’ treatment, research on the use of plant-based medicine for natural healing is now emerging. More than 40% of Americans now turn to natural plant-based therapies in addition to traditional western medicine.

As you know, one of the backbones to staying healthy is to keep your immune system robust and strong.”

The Path…Fitness & Lifestyle Journey

As we at BaerFit will admit, NONE OF US in today’s world EAT PERFECTLY…

This is what Juice Plus is all about. It IS REAL FOOD…with a NUTRITION LABEL, not a supplement label. CALL OR TEXT TODAY to get more information, or check out the website and all the clinical testing that has been done with our product…AND ask us about Shred10 if you want to shed a few pounds of excess! http://LindaCook.Juiceplus.com/us/e

Linda Cook, CMES, CPT, COES

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All Right All You Couch Potatoes

All right all you couch potatoes and sit all day at work people listen up…

Sitting down for hours at a time is a major health risk. Most people might think that smoking is the major risk for our health but not according to Healthcare Basics.

We sit when we drive, work, eat, use the computer, watch TV and read (unless you read while using the Elliptical)! So, while you’re reading this article why don’t you stand up and walk around or do some jumping jacks (then go back to reading LOL) to get your Lymph system working. Yes, the Lymph system will only do its job through your legs, so by gosh get down and get back up for me 20! It seems that the more time you stay on your butt, the less time you’re destined to live on earth!

This is what I found out:

Research has found that keeping your rear in a chair, or on a couch, for hours at a time can lead to cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardio vascular disease, AND premature death!

The American Cancer Society found that women who sat 6 hours a day were 37% more likely to die by the end of the 13-year study period; men who sat were 18% more likely to die. Another study tied 49,000 U.S. cases of breast cancer and 43,000 of colon cancer to prolonged sitting.

Let me tell you that sitting isn’t dangerous just because it means you’re not exercising, it’s dangerous all by its lonesome.

This has significant metabolic consequences. It negatively affects your blood sugar, triglycerides, good cholesterol, resting blood pressure and levels of the “appetite hormone” leptin, all of which are biomarkers of obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

Remember when I said that your legs stimulate the Lymph system? By sitting for long periods, will sabotage the Lymph system, which, by the way, drain waste materials created by an infection, don’t have a pump like the heart, they’re controlled by rhythmic contractions of the muscles in your legs. When you sit the Lymph, system can’t do its job!

But here’s the kicker; you need bursts of energy throughout the day at least every 30 minutes or so, make the effort to go to the bathroom, or get a cup of coffee so you’re forced to stand. Try standing when you are on the phone, even fidgeting helps. While you watch your favorite TV show stand up and fold some laundry, empty the dishwasher or even if you own a stationary bike use it! I have a client that recently told me she has an OLD Nordic Trac Ski Machine! She’s had it for at least 25 years! She recently took it out of the closet! Yes, she dusted it off, hopped up on the skies and took off! She also said that the creaks seemed to work themselves out (the machine not her). I was so excited about her and original ski machine by Nordic Trac! She said she felt sore after also. Good Work Leslie!

Make sure you exercise too! One hour out of 24 hours you exercise will help but it only negates some of the effects of sitting. A study found that active people who sat for long periods of time lived longer than inactive people who sat. Try a morning or lunchtime workout to get yourself going or make a mini-workout of your household chores.

Just move!

Who’s Looking out for You!

All right all you couch potatoes and sit all day at work people listen up…

Sitting down for hours at a time is a major health risk. Most people might think that smoking is the major risk for our health but not according to Healthcare Basics.

We sit when we drive, work, eat, use the computer, watch TV and read (unless you read while using the Elliptical)! So, while you’re reading this article why don’t you stand up and walk around or do some jumping jacks (then go back to reading LOL) to get your Lymph system working. Yes, the Lymph system will only do its job through your legs, so by gosh get down and get back up for me 20! It seems that the more time you stay on your butt, the less time you’re destined to live on earth!

This is what I found out:

Research has found that keeping your rear in a chair, or on a couch, for hours at a time can lead to cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardio vascular disease, AND premature death!

The American Cancer Society found that women who sat 6 hours a day were 37% more likely to die by the end of the 13-year study period; men who sat were 18% more likely to die. Another study tied 49,000 U.S. cases of breast cancer and 43,000 of colon cancer to prolonged sitting.

Let me tell you that sitting isn’t dangerous just because it means you’re not exercising, it’s dangerous all by its lonesome.

This has significant metabolic consequences. It negatively affects your blood sugar, triglycerides, good cholesterol, resting blood pressure and levels of the “appetite hormone” leptin, all of which are biomarkers of obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

Remember when I said that your legs stimulate the Lymph system? By sitting for long periods, will sabotage the Lymph system, which, by the way, drain waste materials created by an infection, don’t have a pump like the heart, they’re controlled by rhythmic contractions of the muscles in your legs. When you sit the Lymph, system can’t do its job!

But here’s the kicker; you need bursts of energy throughout the day at least every 30 minutes or so, make the effort to go to the bathroom, or get a cup of coffee so you’re forced to stand. Try standing when you are on the phone, even fidgeting helps. While you watch your favorite TV show stand up and fold some laundry, empty the dishwasher or even if you own a stationary bike use it! I have a client that recently told me she has an OLD Nordic Trac Ski Machine! She’s had it for at least 25 years! She recently took it out of the closet! Yes, she dusted it off, hopped up on the skies and took off! She also said that the creaks seemed to work themselves out (the machine not her). I was so excited about her and original ski machine by Nordic Trac! She said she felt sore after also. Good Work Leslie!

Make sure you exercise too! One hour out of 24 hours you exercise will help but it only negates some of the effects of sitting. A study found that active people who sat for long periods of time lived longer than inactive people who sat. Try a morning or lunchtime workout to get yourself going or make a mini-workout of your household chores.

Just move!

Who’s Looking out for You!         

KimberleyG Baerman CFT, CSET, CSFN, CSSC

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KimberleyG@baerfit.com

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