Women Fitness E-Mag Newsletter
Women Fitness E-Mag Newsletter
Women Fitness E-Mag Newsletter
Women Fitness E-Mag Newsletter
Women Fitness E-Mag Newsletter

Volume No. 368

Thursday September 4, 2008

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This Week in Health

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If you want to stay mentally fit, you'd better stay physically fit as well. If exercise is good for the heart, it's good for the brain, too. What we thought of as risk factors for cardiovascular disease turn out to be risk factors for cognitive decline as well. Aerobic exercise and a diet rich in antioxidants, such as those found in brightly colored fruits, can protect your brain from some of the cellular damage associated with cognitive disorders. Check out this week's article on Exercise Delays Alzheimer's Symptoms.

Namita Nayyar, AFI

Hot Fitness Tip of the week

Eight glasses of water everyday. This is a common diet tip and most people know this, yet they still don't drink enough water during the day. There are some very important reasons for drinking water. It hasnít got any calories and itís devoid of caffeine and chemicals. Sometimes when you think youíre hungry, itís really thirst that will curb the cravings. Cold water can be hard on the kidneys so drink it lukewarm.

Words of Inspiration

Always Maintain a Positive Attitude

Many years ago, a large American shoe manufacturer sent two sales reps out to different parts of the Australian outback to see if they could drum up some business among the aborigines. Some time later, the company received telegrams from both agents. The first one said, "No business here...natives don't wear shoes." The second one said, "Great opportunity here...natives don't wear shoes!"

In order to be a success, always maintain a positive attitude.


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Success Quote

"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?"
- Mary Manin

Healthy Recipe

Corn Griddle Pancakes

Makes: 4 servings.
1 40z/1 cup self-raising flour
1 egg white
150ml/ 1/4 pint/ 2/3 cup skimmed milk
200g/ 7oz can sweet corn, drained oil, for brushing
salt and black pepper
tomato chutney, to serve


Place the flour, egg white and skimmed milk in a food processor or blender with half the sweet corn and process until smooth.
Season the batter well and add the remaining sweet corn.
Heat a frying pan and brush with oil. Drop in tablespoons of batter and cook until set. Turn over the pancakes and cook the other side until golden. Serve hot with tomato chutney.


Nutritive Information:
Per serving:
Energy 162Kcals/680kj
Fat 0.89g
Saturated fat 0.14g
Cholesterol 0.75mg
Fibre 1.49g

Article of the Week

Exercise Delays Alzheimer's Symptoms

A little bit of exercise helps people improve their memory and brain function, according to a new study.


Exercise is recommended for weight loss, stress relief and energy boosts -- and now, exercise may also be used as a weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease (AD. Alzheimers Disease is a tragic illness that robs victims and their families of years of happiness by slowly destroying the mind and personality of the person afflicted. Though there is no cure yet, there are drugs available to treat symptoms and delay progression of Alzheimer's if it is diagnosed early.


A recent study shows moderate exercise may prevent the onset of AD by slowing memory decline, an early symptom of the disease.


The finding is based on more than 1,700 adults aged 65 and older who didn't have dementia at the study's start. Remember, Dementia isn't a normal part of aging, but it becomes more common with age. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia in older adults. Those who reported exercising at least three times per week were nearly a third less likely to develop dementia -- primarily Alzheimer's -- over six years. Researchers randomly assigned older adults at increased risk of dementia into either a 24-week exercise program or an education program. Participants in the exercise program were encouraged to exercise three times a week for 50 minutes, with the most frequently recommended activity being walking. Cognitive function was evaluated over 18 months.


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