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Exercise Makes You Younger AND Happier!?


Exercise Makes You Younger!

Exercise is important for many reasons. One is that it decreases your chance of muscle wasting with age, a condition called sarcopenia. It also increases lean muscle, which burns more calories than fat, and aids in maintaining healthy circulation to better regulate your blood sugar levels. Also, exercise has been shown to decrease inflammation and inflammation is a key player in most diseases including heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoporosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and many more.

Still, one of the neatest thing I've learned this week is that exercise can make you younger!  In a recent webinar, Joel Evans from the FMU (Functional Medicine University), presented various research studies suggesting that exercise boosts mitochondria biogensis through modulation of the PGC-alpha gene. (Mitochondria is the cell's powerhouse for energy metabolism). This means that a link between the anti-aging genes, Sirt1, mitochondria, exercise, and longevity is created ! 
Want more information: 
If You Don't Use It, You Lose It. The Importance of Exercise (Dr. Mercola)

Exercise Makes You Happy!

Various studies have confirmed that exercise is as effective or more effective than conventional drugs.

My latest health feedback provides more information on mood imbalances and is the beginning of a series.

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About Dr. Sarah Lobisco

Dr. LoBisco has been in holistic healthcare for over 10 years. She became interested in holistic medicine when she was able to heal two herniated discs through nutrition, yoga, supplementation, and chiropractic. She has mentored with holistic practices throughout New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. In addition to her Naturopathic and Functional Medical training, Dr. LoBisco has extensive training in a variety of healing modalities, including therapeutic essential oils, nutraceuticals, herbs, whole food supplements, nutritional medicine, and mind-body therapies. She is a graduate of the accredited, four year post-graduate program in Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. This program includes clinical rotations and a demanding scientific curriculum in integrating conventional and natural medicine. Dr. LoBisco holds her license from the state of Vermont.

Dr. LoBisco is a candidate for certification in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). Dr. LoBisco is also certified in Applied Kinesiology and holds a BA in psychology from SUNY Geneseo. She has contributed as an item writer for the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)and has several articles that have been published in the Naturopathic Doctor News and Review Digest (NDNR) and the Townsend Letter, both physician- based journals. Dr. LoBisco is also a hired speaker on integrative medical topics for medical professionals.

Dr. LoBisco currently incorporates her training in holistic medical practices and conventional medicine through writing, researching, private practice, and through her independent contracting work for companies regarding supplements, nutraceuticals, essential oils, and medical foods. She has a small, private wellness consultation practice through telephone and Skype. Dr. LoBisco also enjoys continuing to educate and empower her readers through her blogs and social media. Her upcoming book, BreakFree Medicine, is set to release within the next year. Please inquire here for more specific information.