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Body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility are all important aspects to work on to achieve all round fitness. However these factors are not enough to make a good athlete. With the basic health parameters as Read more
Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, such as large waist size, high blood pressure, and high triglyceride levels, that increase a person’s risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and stroke.
In the new study, researchers from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research and the University of Western Australia’s School of Medicine and Pharmacology looked specifically at the effects of polyphenols, or more specifically CGAs, which are very rich in coffee but also found in tea and some fruits including plums.
“Studies have shown that coffee consumption lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes,” said professor and lead researcher Kevin Croft in a news release released May 26. “This also included research on decaffeinated coffee, which suggested that the health benefits are from a compound in coffee apart from caffeine.”
In mice studies, the team found that the equivalent amount of CGAs in about five or six cups of coffee for humans made the mice retain fat in their cells. The obese mice also had a tendency for a higher degree of glucose intolerance and increased insulin resistance.
“It seems that the health effects are dose-dependent,” said assistant professor Vance Matthew. “A moderate intake of coffee, up to three to four cups a day still seems to decrease the risk of developing diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.”
Extract from full article http://sg.news.yahoo.com/too-much-coffee-fat-study-163059743.html
Body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility are all important aspects to work on to achieve all round fitness. However these factors are not enough to make a good athlete. With the basic health parameters as a foundation, athletes work towards developing their skill-related parameters, namely agility, coordination, speed, power, balance and reaction time. In this article we’ll go through each of them and give you tips on how you can improve your sports performance by working on each one.
Agility is the ability to rapidly change direction. Agility is often tested in Singapore via the shuttle run since it requires multiple changes in direction while accelerating at high speeds.
Coordination is the ability to integrate your senses and body parts to perform movements effectively. Poor coordination results in awkward movement which affects one’s ability to execute techniques in sports.
Speed is the ability to move your body quickly.
Power is the ability to generate explosive force and is a product of strength and speed. Power is required in many sporting movements.
Balance is the ability to maintain your center of gravity while you are moving or stationary.
6. Reaction Time
Reaction time is the ability to quickly respond to a stimulus.
Extract from full article http://sg.news.yahoo.com/6-keys-improving-sports-performance-135329695.html
That’s right; one of the most effective ways to shift those pounds while you sleep is to quite simply get more of it. With our hectic schedules nowadays sleep is often neglected, but if you want to lose weight that needs to change. Don’t believe us? A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that overweight people on average got 16 minutes less sleep per day than their regular-weight counterparts. It doesn’t sound like very long, but over time that difference builds up.
So why does sleep help keep you slim? It’s all to do with the hormones leptin and ghrelin. Leptin helps to regulate your energy levels and keep your appetite low, while ghrelin stimulates hunger and often initiates the need to eat. The results of a study conducted at the University of Wisconsin found that participants who got more sleep had reduced ghrelin and increased leptin levels, which helped to control their appetites throughout the day.
Extract from full article http://sg.news.yahoo.com/5-ways-burn-fat-sleep-070044461.html
In almost every culture in the world, water has been elevated to the status of miracle drug that can cure everything from dull skin to diabetes. This might, however, be pushing the truth. While water is absolutely essential for the body, its celebrated magic qualities need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Here’s a reality check on the most popular water myths.
Myth 1: Drinking water between meals is bad for digestion. At the most, it will probably fill you up and reduce your appetite for dinner. But besides that, go ahead and enjoy a glass of water with every meal. ……
Myth 2: Drink 8 glasses a day for good health – Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is one of the most popular myths in circulation today, despite scientists saying that there is no clear correlation between good health and sipping on water all day. Doctors recommend drinking water only when you are thirsty!
Myth 3: Drink water, you can never have too much of a good thing! Excessive water consumption is dangerous in that it can lower salt concentration in the body ……..
Water cleans out the body’s toxins – The toxins in our body are filtered out by the kidneys. drinking large amounts of water will actually reduce the kidneys’ ability to function as a filter ……
Read more for Myth 4-7 at http://sg.sports.yahoo.com/photos/top-7-myths-about-drinking-water-busted-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Ftop-7-myths-about-drinking-water-busted-slideshow%252Fdrinkwater-photo-1332333062.html
Stroke rehabilitation has undergone a paradigm shift after research by neuroscientists proved the brain is not hard wired and has the capacity to change. This has been one of the most exciting discoveries of the 21st century- Neuroplasticity.
For neuroplasticity to take place, it is important that the activity that we are aiming at is intention based, task specific, has high repetition and challenging to the Stroke/neuro patient.
Incorporating this approach to the physiotherapy of patients with brain injury is the latest practice. In order to enhance the treatment of our patients we at Kinesis Physio and Rehab are using innovative technologies.
Tibion works on the above concept of neuroplasticity. It is World’s first wearable bionic leg which frees patient from body weight support in treadmill and hence allowing them to practice sit to stand, stairs and other task specific activities. Its activation is intention based as it requires the patient to initiate weight bearing on the affected side which then activates the foot sensors. The robotic exoskeleton then guides the patient into the intended task like standing or walking. It supports the leg well which motivates the patient to move his lower limb repeatedly in a consistent manner allowing high repetition during tasks. Tibion allows symmetrical gait which further prevents compensatory movements that creates abnormal walking pattern in Stroke patients.
Kinesis established since 2001 has more than 11 years of history in Singapore.
Our focus is in 2 areas; Neuromuscular/Stroke Rehab and Orthopaedic / Sports.
We believe in giving our patients the best outcome possible, therefore we search out the latest innovations and combine it with proven method for all our treatment program
We are fully aware that no innovations or treatment method can replace the care and communications with our patients, therefore, that will remain our utmost priority.