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Bad Back?

Are you one of those who have got a bad back or has ever thrown your back out? How many of you suffer from a chronic low back painAmericans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.

Years of bending, sitting, stooping, lifting takes its toll on your lower back. The back problems may result from traumatic incident, be it a fall, car accident, sports injury but also as people age muscle elasticity, its tone, bone strength tend to decrease.

Do you want to live a healthy and vibrant life? You might think what a silly question to ask. But on a serious note, do you? Do you want to have a strong, flexible and agile body? My guess, the answer is 'YES'. So what does one have to do to you get there and hopefully stay there? Well, there is certainly a way! But there are few components that are very essential to this process. Let me talk to you about body intelligence. Psychologist Howard Gardner is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences. Body intelligence consists of: awareness, knowledge and engagement.

You’re going to love this one: scientists analyzing diabetes, heart disease and obesity discovered that the very act of sitting turns off the circulation of the lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat. Physiologists also discovered that muscles are more engaged while standing and the very act of standing increases the distribution of lipase, which in turn encourages the body to break down fat and cholesterol, separate from the amount of time you work out at the gym.

As I was thinking about an interesting topic to blog about I decided to Google the word “diet”. Oh boy wasn't I completely blown away by the variety of what’s out there. It’s mind-boggling. Fresh diet, Gene smart diet, Jenny Craig, The Zone, Grapefruit diet, Step, Fruit flush diet, The Hormone diet, You-On a diet, 5 Factor diet, the list goes on and on and on. Despite the fact that there is so much information out there, how come people are still confused about diets, healthy eating and living healthy life styles?

Scientists recently made a remarkable discovery about the brains of rats that exercise. It showed that their brain cells respond differently to stress than the neurons of slothful rats. It has been proven some time ago that the exercise stimulates the creation of new brain cells but scientists haven't figured out how these brain cells might be functionally different... until now.