|December 12th, 2004|
I was recently interviewed for an article regarding a law suit between the marketers of Equal and Splenda. It certainly is a relief to see that these chemical company behemoths are fighting each other and leaving all natural companies like Steviva alone. I would like to point out the irony of the suit. You see Equal contains Aspartame which some research indicates can cause diseases ranging from Alzheimer's to Cancer. And Splenda... which states that their product is simply a derivative of sugar should probably read something like, "made from dextrose, maltodextrin and 4-chloro-4-deoxy-alpha, D-Galactopyranosyl-1, 6-dichloro-1, 6-dideoxy-beta, D-fructofuranoside."
Besides being un-natural and chemically based, what both of these chemical sweeteners share is a primary ingredient of Maltodextrin which has been shown to spike insulin levels and will not help you if you are on a low carb diet or if you suffer from hypoglycemia or diabetes.
Better living through chemistry is not always better living...food for thought.
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is very important if your goal is to lose weight (and maintain that loss),
and to have toned muscles. However,
one of those people, I have several recommendations for your aerobic exercise
sessions. Since you don't weight
These won't tone your individual muscles as well as weight training will, but they will give you overall toning, aerobic conditioning, caloric expenditure, and a boost in your metabolism.
I have four specific recommendations that I've seen work well for people;
1. Rowing uses most of your major muscle groups and is an exercise that most people enjoy doing. As with any exercise, start slowly and gradually increase the length and intensity of your workouts - especially if you have a history of back problems.
several good rowers on the market, but my favorite is the Concept
2. Stationary cycling with a cycle that also allows you to use your upper body muscles to push / pull handles. An example of this is the Schwinn Airdyne Cycle, but there are several other brands available that also use air resistance. Try finding a less expensive used one on Ebay. Click Here or classified newspapers.
3. Do your
walking exercise using small (one to three pound hand weights). Keep in
mind that this is not as effective as weight training and may slightly
decrease the aerobic conditioning effect of your walking. However, if
you move your arms in a variety
4. Swimming, or a variety of movements in the water. Water provides a great, low impact environment for exercise. If you have access to a pool, this is another good option for aerobic conditioning and overall toning.
So, if you're not a weight trainer, or perhaps you're taking a break from weight training, these are great exercises to help you incorporate overall muscle toning exercises into your aerobic workouts.
Keeping yourself hydrated while working out will make it even more effective. Don't forget to drink plenty of water! What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder. Now, starting working out.
Author and exercise physiologist, Greg Landry, offers free, unique, weight loss and fitness articles and his "Fast and Healthy Weight Loss" Newsletter at his site. http://www.Landry.com
copyright 2004 by Greg Landry, M.S
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When do you give more than you can afford?
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