According to a study funded by the Shanghai University of Sport, the results of which were published in July of 2016 in the Journal of Sport and Health Science, weather—and heat especially—has a huge impact on our fitness habits. In fact, out of the 502 subjects surveyed, the majority (51.8 percent) reported that they will actually delay their exercise routines in the summer months, citing heat as “the predominant adverse condition.” In fairness, getting too overheated by exercising when the temperature rises is a real concern, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating the exposure to extreme heat can lead to heat stroke, a condition that can ultimately result in death.
When it comes to losing weight, it’s not too hard to come up with a long list of obstacles that can keep this dream from becoming a reality. Super-busy schedules can make it more difficult to find the time to prep healthy meals and then there’s the continual question of which type of eating plan is best. While any of these issues has the ability to derail the best weight loss intentions, another common concern is a slow metabolism. But what exactly is metabolism and how can one potentially jump start it to begin to shed those unwanted pounds?
You’ve researched the best diets that can help your patients burn fat, build muscle, lose weight, and lose inches. However, with the aging baby boomer population (those born between 1944 and 1964), and Generation X hot on their heels (those born between 1965 and 1983), you may have some of your middle-age and senior patients looking at diets that can help them maintain youthful skin, particularly for their face and neck. So which are the best face-healthy foods out there to give your patients the youthful glow they want?
Now that summer is almost upon us, your patients and their families are likely to be spending more time outdoors. Whether it’s backyard BBOs, a day at the beach or their kids’ soccer games, longer hours of daylight during the summer mean more time out in the sun. Unfortunately, this can also mean more chances for sunburn if they don’t take proper precautions to protect themselves from too much exposure to direct sunlight. Fortunately, if they realize the tell-tale red stinging skin of a sunburn, there are actually a number of ways to naturally treat the symptoms.
Research Results But as you’ve surely noticed, many patients simply can’t get the restorative sleep they need because of pain from chronic conditions or acute injuries. Since the dangers of opioids and even over-the-counter medicines are well reported, your patients may feel frustrated trying to find relief that allows them to rest and recover. The result is that individuals with ongoing pain either put themselves at unnecessary risk hoping that they won’t become a statistic or put up with inadequate sleep each night.