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Dr. Dan Curriden
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Smyrna, GA 30080
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Eat More, Lose Weight

“Shocking Results Of New Study Reveals How To Lose Weight By Eating More And Decrease Your Risk Of A Heart Attack By More Than 50%!!!”

Read on to find out why your low calorie diet may be
setting you up for the nation’s #1 killer…

Eat more, lose weight and decrease your risk of heart disease by over 50%? Sounds crazy…but it’s true.

At least that’s what the results of a 17-year study of almost 9,800 people appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has recently reported.

 

I know, I know -- sounds too good to be true - - like one of those infomercials that claims you can eat all you want and still lose 100 pounds in 3 days.  Well, you’re right, there is a catch.  And, here it is:

You Must Exercise!

 That’s right…good old-fashioned exercise. Here’s exactly what the study found: “Despite widespread attention to diet, calorie intake may not be a major factor in causing death by heart disease, according to a 17-year study of almost 9,800 Americans. Instead, losing excess weight -- or not becoming overweight to begin with -- and exercising may do more to ward off death from heart disease,” say Jing Fang, M.D., and colleagues from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.

"The fact is that those who both exercised more and ate more nevertheless had low cardiovascular mortality," says Fang. “Expending energy through physical activity may be the key to cutting the risks of heart disease and living a longer, more healthful life,” she says.

The researchers studied data from 9,790 participants in the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a national study from 1971 to 1975 that was funded by the U.S. government. Fang's group compared reports of physical activity, body mass index (BMI) and dietary caloric intake to deaths from heart disease through 1992.

During 17 years of follow-up, 1,531 participants died of heart disease.  After adjusting for BMI and physical activity, caloric intake was unrelated to heart disease.

Those who exercised more and ate more were both leaner and had less than half the cardiovascular disease mortality than did those who exercised less, ate less and were overweight.

The study also found that subjects with the lowest caloric intake, least physical activity, and who were overweight or obese had significantly higher cardiovascular mortality rates than those with high caloric intake, most physical activity, and normal weight. The difference in mortality rates was 55%.

So, if you ate the least, exercised the least, and were overweight, you had a 55% greater chance of dying from heart disease.

An interesting fact is that people who were overweight at the beginning of the study did NOT decrease their risk of heart disease by decreasing the amount of food they ate without exercising.

Dieting WITHOUT Exercise Had No Impact Whatsoever!

Researchers went on to say that the most practical lesson learned from this study is you should focus more on calorie expenditure than on reducing calorie intake.  Exercising and burning calories may be one of the best ways to extend healthy life.

But Wait…It Only Gets Better…

Exercise May Also Be Better Than Drugs For Depression!!!

Researchers have found that walking for 30 minutes each day quickly improved depressed patients' symptoms -- faster, in fact, than antidepressant drugs typically do.

The results indicate that, in selected patients with major depression, aerobic training can produce a substantial improvement in symptoms in a short time.

Previous studies have suggested that exercise is a potent mood-booster, and some research indicates that for some patients, regular activity may be a better depression treatment than psychotherapy or medication.

Exactly why is unclear, but exercise does influence certain mood-related hormones, and it is also believed to enhance people's sense of control over their lives.

In one study that compared exercise with antidepressants among older adults, investigators found that physical activity was the more effective depression-fighter.

As you can see, the evidence has been piling up for a long, long time. Exercise is clearly one of the major pieces in the puzzle to living a longer, happier, healthier life.

But, the sad fact is, fewer than one-third of U.S. adults get the recommended amount of exercise each day. What’s worse is that 40 percent are almost completely sedentary.

The embarrassing truth is, when the World Health Organization studied health around the world, the United States was found to spend the most on health care, yet ranked second to last in overall health

The fact of the matter is clear: We have become a nation of self-imposed sickness and disease. 

The answer is not leading a sedentary lifestyle, waiting ‘till you are sick, and then looking for a wonder drug or surgery to fix years of neglect. There simply is no magic bullet.  Nope, the answer is to take care of what you’ve got…before you lose it.  Starting an exercise program now can add countless HEALTHY and HAPPY years to your life.  More importantly, not starting one can prematurely end your life. I know that’s a little “heavy”, but it IS the harsh reality we all must face.  Now or later. Now you know what you must do, but just hold on one second…

WARNING:

Read This Before Exercising!!!

Here’s what to do BEFORE starting your new exercise programThe first thing you should do before starting your new exercise program is have a complete biomechanical evaluation to make sure all your muscles and joints are working properly.

In particular, exercising on a malfunctioning or unbalanced spine can lead to back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, numbness and tingling in your arms and legs, shoulders, elbows, hips and knee pain and even herniated discs and premature arthritis.

Even though exercise is necessary to decrease heart disease and improve overall health, it is an added stress on your body and must be taken seriously.  You don’t want to simply trade heart disease for a life of debilitating pain.

A complete Chiropractic pre-workout evaluation can determine if it is safe for you to begin working out…or…if you need a few simple treatments to get you ready and make sure you avoid serious injury.

We can also show you what exercises to avoid and if you need a modified program or can go all out.

It is important to know that personal trainers and gym owners (unless they are Chiropractors) do not have the training to do this complete biomechanical evaluation.  For that reason, we recommend getting a complete biomechanical evaluation BEFORE you begin your exercise program. It can save you a lot of pain and suffering. The bottom line is:  Exercising is a pain. No one wants to do it, but we all have to simply JUST DO IT!

 

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