New Evolutions in Modern Day Health & Wellness

New Evolutions in Modern Day Health & Wellness

March 24, 2019 // Wellness

The science behind modern day health & wellness is ever-changing. Principles and rules we once respected to be law are being adjusted, and even abandoned. What we thought we knew is being reconsidered, and so must our practices.

Take the Calorie, for example. When it comes to weight management, the rule is simple: Calories In vs. Calories Out. What you eat compared to what you spend. One formula, and the rest is just details.

Well… that’s changing. Deeper scientific research and decades of controlled studies are proving that influences such as the speed of the caloric absorption, temperature of the food, combination of the macronutrients, presence of fiber, bacteria present in your gut, timing of the intake, along with other factors all contribute to weight management. So much for simple math.

This article series is a highlight to what is becoming outdated, and to the new ways we can preserve and progress our health and wellness.

The Increased Portion Sizes & Varieties of Fast-Food Offerings 
in the US 

US national survey data shows fast food accounted for 11% of daily caloric intake in 2007-2010. If this type of food is an American dietary staple, we should be aware of how these foods are growing in size and offerings, and the effects this has on the ever-ballooning obesity crisis.
Read it here.

The Death of the Calorie

The more we probe, the more we realize that tallying calories will do little to help us control our weight or even maintain a healthy diet: the beguiling simplicity of counting calories in and calories out is dangerously flawed.
Read it here.

Long-Term Consumption of Soda Increases Risk of Death

Research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation linked sugary sodas, sports drinks, and other beverages to premature death—particularly for women
Read it here.

Why Women Can Lift HEAVY Weight and NOT Get Bulky

More and more women are picking up barbells and dumbbells, increasing their strength and power, and banding together because of it. But even with its increasing popularity, there’s still a camp of firm believers in “weightlifting will make me bulky and masculine“. They should consider these 5 factors outlines by the American Council on Exercise. Read it here.

Cardio: The Types, Routines & Benefits We All Need To Incoportate

With all the different types of cardio available, it can be hard to determine what’s best for your fitness routine, your body and your health goals. Aaptiv provides a breakdown of the most common types of cardio workouts: 
what they are, how they may benefit you and the options you have.
Read it here.

1 Million Data Points To Show What It REALLY Takes to Lose Fat, Get Healthy & Change Your Body

Precision Nutrition analyzed a year’s worth of data from 1,000 nutrition coaching clients to find out how much effort it really takes to make meaningful change—to your body, your health, and even how you feel about yourself. These findings could shift the way you think about weight loss and health improvement forever.
Read it here.

uBiome: The New Home Microbiome Testing Sweeping Silicone-Valley 

Since being founded in 2012, uBiomehas raised nearly $110 million and rocketed from a citizen science project to a key player on the life science venture scene. uBiome uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced statistical techniques, as well as their patented precision sequencing™ process to analyze the microbes in your at-home sample. Testing includes Chron’s disease, STD, SDI, IBD and more.
Read it here.