A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

Dozens of scientific studies suggest that eating fat isn't linked to weight gain. Aaron Carroll, a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics, says it's perfectly ok to eat butter, cream, nuts, and avocados. Instead of eating low-fat products, Carroll encourages people to eat less sugar, which studies have linked to weight gain and obesity. "Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided. "There is one thing we know about fats,"Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, writes in his new book, "The Bad Food Bible: How and Wh

The power of gravitation and its influence on your spine

Have you ever thing how big pressure on your lower spine is when you bend yourself? Can you imagine, that in 90° the pressure on the spine can be 720 kg? Look bellow If we stand or sit for a long time, we create a great burden in the lumbar spine. There is great pressure on the spinal discs. Those who sit for more than half of their working time increase up to three times the risk of disk problems (McGill 1998). Ok, this is clear, but what to do with this information? Or what YOU can do with this information? Proper activation of the abdominal and lumbar muscles is essential because it provides the necessary stability. When you are bending your abdominal muscles have to support your spine an

Hip flexors - how to help your body, but safely

In many articles in our internet world we can read an information, how to pay attention to stretch hip flexors - especially when we are sitting the whole day, or running, or strengthening our abdominal muscles. But not always this is a good idea - in situation when your abdominal muscles are not strong enough, or your quadriceps needs some stretching first. Lets have a look how to solve this issue. "The reason psoas is so popular is because it has many important duties. On the structural level, it is responsible for stabilizing the spine and flexing the hip. It also assists in rotating the hip outward and adducting it (moving it toward the midline). One of the most significant things about i

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