Range of Motion Physical Therapy Newsletter March 14

Sugar and Heart Disease Throughout January I have heard a number of debates and read a number of articles on the dangers of sugary foods in our diets and how sugar is causing heart disease through inflammation.

In addition to sugar, Omega 6 fats are also a cause of inflammation within the body and these can be found in oils made of corn and soybean and processed foods made with these oils. We hear more and more of how governments are trying to introduce sugar taxes on manufacturers and clearer labelling of how much sugar in is the foods we eat.Everything I read or hear talks of cutting down our daily sugar in take by eating less processed foods, and look to eat more raw fruit and vegetables. I have attached an article written by a leading Heart Surgeon that gives a  simple explanation as to how sugar is effecting our bodies,

“There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colourful fruits and vegetables.”
Read more heart-surgeon-declares-really-causes-heart-illness

This article also give more details on High Fat Low Card diets and what are Good Fats and Bad Fats:
Read more: the top 9 lies, myths and misconceptions about dietary fat and cholesterol.

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30/30 Squat ChallengeDo you have difficulty squatting or touching your toes, Squatting is one of the prime movements we do as humans, as children we squat naturally to pick things up etc. As we grow older bad habits, prolonged sitting on chairs and at desks causes tightness throughout our lower bodies limiting our movement.

Why not try this challenge to help regain a basic human function and with it improve mobility, health, digestion and more and more….try doing some belly breathing in the position, will help with core strength and alignment of the hips and lower body!!  Join us for the 30/30 Squat Challenge - https://www.facebook.com/groups/30squat/Take some pics of your before and 30 days after squat position, and see if there are any changes and improvements, and see does it get easier to hold the position over.

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