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Exercise Makes You Younger AND Happier!?

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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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As a New York State Licensed Aesthetician, New York State Licensed Nail Specialist, and the Director of Living Well Healing Arts Center & Spa, Reisa combines her love of spa services and healing arts to achieve optimum skin and nail health, create greater overall wellness and bring forth our optimal, individual beauty.

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SARAH LOBISCO, ND, is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM). She is licensed in Vermont as a naturopathic doctor and holds a Bachelor of Psychology from State University of New York at Geneseo. Dr. LoBisco speaks professionally on integrative medical topics, has several journal publications, and is a candidate for postdoctoral certification in functional medicine. She currently incorporates her training in holistic medical practices and conventional medicine through writing as well as through her upcoming position in the spring of 2015 as Director of Clinical Education for a highly-esteemed nutraceutical and medical food company.*Dr. LoBisco’s recent blogs about living naturally in our complex world and on the applications of essential oils can be found at dr-lobisco.com. Her book, BreakFree Medicine, is set for release this year.*

*Currently, Dr. LoBisco is not seeing new clients or practicing naturopathic medicine with private consultation work. Although she holds a license in VT, her current role is to provide support for clinical education and technical support on natural products, exclusive of any medical or diagnostic consultations or services. Read more...