When you exercise or reduce calories your fat is changed in to water and carbon dioxide. The water mixes into your circulation until it’s lost as urine or sweat and you exhale the carbon dioxide.
You lose more weight through exhaling the carbon dioxide than you do in your urine or sweat. Sounds crazy doesn’t it!
Just about everything we eat is removed via our lungs. This applies to all the carbohydrate, proteins and fats that we eat are changed into water and carbon dioxide, even alcohol is removed via the lungs and urine.
Only dietary fibre goes in to your colon. Everything else you ingest goes into your organs and bloodstream and then evaporated in your breathing.
To keep your knees healthy, follow these simple tips. Dos for Healthy Knees: Always see a doctor if you experience knee pain that is not relieved by several days of rest, ice, massage, and elevation. Back off from activities such as walking hills or knee-bending exercises that cause you pain.
Protect Your Brain: You can effect conditions like Alzheimer’s /Dementia, depression and your health by getting in the habit of only a half hour a day of physical activity at least three times a week. Alzheimer’s /Dementia, depression and your health by getting in the habit of only a half hour a day of physical activity at least three times a week.
The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D closed earlier this month, but there is another way to save money on your prescription drug coverage you can explore. EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage), is a New York State program that provides supplementary drug coverage and premium assistance for seniors with Medicare Part D. As an added benefit, EPIC enrollees are able to change their Part D plan outside of the open enrollment period one time, any time during the year.
EPIC is open to any New York State resident who is age 65 or older and has an income up to $75,000 if single or $100,000 if married. To receive EPIC benefits, you must be enrolled in a Part D plan. EPIC may even help pay the Medicare Part D drug plan premiums for members with income up to $23,000 if single or $29,000 if married. Higher income members are required to pay their own Part D premiums, but EPIC provides premium assistance by lowering their EPIC deductible.
Seniors who are not eligible to join a Medicare Part D drug plan cannot join EPIC. Examples of ineligible seniors include those with a union/retiree drug subsidy program that is not a Part D plan, and seniors without Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B. Seniors with Medicare Advantage health insurance can only join EPIC if they have Part D drug coverage with their HMO.
It is very important to show both your EPIC ID card and the Medicare Part D plan card at your pharmacy to receive the maximum prescription benefits.
Two other important things to know:
A senior who receives full Medicaid benefits is not eligible for EPIC.
If your Part D drug plan has an annual deductible, you must pay the deductible before EPIC coverage will begin.
Investigators report that industry misled us all!!
They misled us that it was fats
In the 1960s, a debate began over the effect of sugar and fats on cardiovascular disease. Researchers say that the sugar industry, wanting to influence the discussion, funded research to look into sugar consumption.
And when it found data suggesting that sugar was harmful, the powerful industry pointed a finger at fats.
Newly uncovered historical documents indicate the industry never disclosed the findings of its work and effectively misled the public to protect its economic interests.
The researchers’ claim that the sugar industry misled the public mirror accusations the tobacco industry faced. A trial was held in 2004 to determine whether tobacco industry officials had intentionally deceived Americans for years into thinking that smoking did not cause cancer, despite acknowledging the dangers of smoking among themselves.
Eight months later, the tobacco industry was asked to pay $10 billion over five years to help millions of Americans quit smoking. The penalty was less than 8 percent of what the government had asked for when proceedings began.
For people on Medicare, there are some changes to be aware of for 2018
“Medicare is going to replace everyone’s Medicare card starting in April 2018 through April 2019. The cards will be replaced on a scheduled basis. Everyone will get a new card that will have the Social Security number removed and replaced with a unique ID number. It will look different. Nobody needs to initiate anything.”
“There are a lot of scams. There are people calling Medicare beneficiaries, saying they need to pay $35 for these new cards. But Medicare will never call to verify a Medicare number,” or ask for money.
For people on Medicare, there are some changes to be aware of for 2018.
The open enrollment period for Part D prescription drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
Prescription drug plans, known as Part D, are advisable for people on Medicare if you are not enrolled in an HMO with drug coverage.
In the past, Medicare allowed companies to merge their enrollees with existing plans,”we have not heard if that is still true.
It’s important to read the annual notice of change from your company. “If people choose not to renew, they have extra time to find other coverage, but it’s important to pay attention to the dates.”
You shouldn’t risk a coverage gap. If this particular plan ends Dec. 31, you have until Feb. 28 to renew. But that leaves two months uncovered — you don’t want to do that.
Adult Dance Classes Increase Weight Loss & Mental Health
The reason why people dance tango is to get the feeling of connection. No other dance allows such a close and deep connection. This is why people persist with that goal for a very long time. If it were not for that, people would give up the dance requires a lot of sustained effort to develop that connection. It’s human nature – we all want to connect with other humans.
The beauty of tango is in the oneness of the union rather than the performance of the individual. In tango nothing is ornate, but everything is exquisite and elegant. To tango is to indulge yourself, not to impress others.
Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, in their lifetime. There are an estimated 1 million cases of shingles each year in this country. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children can get shingles. However the risk of shingles increases as you get older. About half of all cases occur in men and women 60 years old or older.