Fit Tips




Did you know that studies have shown that Type 2 Diabetes can be delayed and even prevented? One of the biggest modifiable risk factors of type 2 diabetes is being overweight or obese. By changing your lifestyle (exercise and diet) you can significantly delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Smoking and use of other tobacco products is a huge risk factor for developing heart disease. However, no matter how long or how much you've smoked, when you quit, within just one year your risk of heart disease drops dramatically.

Obesity in midlife makes you 3.5 times more likely to experience Alzheimer’s

Just because a weight-loss product or supplement claims to be "natural" does not mean that it is healthy, or even safe. There have been serious health problems and even deaths caused by "herbal" and "natural" products. Before using any weight-loss products, check with your doctor.

Isothiocyanates, found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, have been found to potentially eliminate carcinogens (cancer causing substances) from the body, as well as aid in the development of tumor suppressing proteins.

A study done by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that moderate exercise can lower the risk of breast cancer by reducing estrogen (a hormone that contributes to breast cancer) levels.

Green tea has been shown to protect against both heart disease and a variety of cancers, as well as help to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol. Its anti inflammatory properties may also help arthritis.

Current research has proven garlic to have cardiovascular benefits including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of several types of cancers, and act as an immune booster.

Steam your vegetables rather than cooking them in the microwave. One study found that up to 97% of the cancer-protective flavonoids in broccoli were destroyed by microwaving it.

Vitamin A helps strengthen the body's immune system as well as assisting in maintaining healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, skin and mucous membranes. It can be found in such foods as cantaloupe, broccoli, spinach, and carrots.