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The Best and Worst Health and Fitness News This Week

Time for the best and worst Health and Fitness News from the week. This weeks edition: the Paleo recipe of the week featuring “the best Paleo chocolate cake ever”, a win for (paleo) low carb diets and decreasing inflammation in diabetics, the easy way to decrease your risk for stroke, and does the wine study really mean wine isn’t healthy? All that and more!!

Health and Fitness News Via The Blog World

Paleo recipe of the week: “The Best Paleo Chocolate Cake Ever” via Real Food RN.

You probably shouldn’t miss the steak, goat cheese, and raspberry salad either via Paleo On A Budget.

Blast from the past: What’s In Pam Cooking Spray?

The Best Health and Fitness News This Week

It’s no surprise here seeing as how most people fill up on macronutrients (carbs, protein, fats), but imagine how different your life could be if you filled up on vegetables and fruits instead. Like having a drastically lower risk for strokes Fun fact: did you know more women die from strokes than breast cancer?

Another win for paleo (or just “healthy” living in general: reduced inflammation seen in diabetic patients with a low carb diet. Interestingly enough, the results were found when comparing other people who were on a low fat diet.

Don’t feel like exercising for a straight thirty minutes? Well if you do a few short bursts of exercise before meals instead of a continuous moderate pace, you’ll have better blood sugar control.

I come across a lot of patients in the hospital with pacemakers. I hope I never have to have one. One study came out explaining why athletes are more likely to need pacemakers in old age. The benefits of exercise still far outweigh the risks. So, suit yourself if you want to sit around. You can find me outside…

The Worst Health and Fitness News This Week

A recent study came out that followed a group of people from the Chianti region in Italy. What they found: that wine consumption had no effect on longevity and and risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Why this study may not matter: keep the big picture in mind. Getting ONE type of food in your diet will not be the end all solution but a wide variety of nutrients will. Remember that. And also remember, drinking copious amounts of wine will not be beneficial to your health as alcohol will negate any health benefit.

That’s all for this week. Please comment with anything you would like to add.

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