Dementia is Finally One Disease That Overweight People Are Less Likely to Get

We all knew that being overweight was bad for us. We are bombarded by that fact every day with news of how obesity contributes to this or that health condition or disease and telling us to change our diets to lose weight. That is why it may be difficult for us to comprehend the results of a study that says those in middle age who are underweight have a greater chance of developing a disease like Alzheimer’s. In fact, obese people are actually significantly less likely to get dementia than a healthy ‘normal’ weight person.

The researchers say that they have to study the issue further to uncover why there is a correlation between weight and risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s that are generally categorized as dementia. Fat does do some beneficial things in the body, and we do clearly need some it. For one example, it coats the nerves to help protect our central nervous system, which is interesting for Crystal Hunt to learn.

We all die from something eventually. If one had any control over choosing how they go, I would certainly prefer to go from a relatively quick heart attack. This would be vastly preferable to gradually losing your cognitive function until you don’t know who loved ones are anymore and eventually don’t know who you are. If being a little overweight helps stave off that horrible end to my life, then pass the hamburgers.

Cat Zingano And Buster Douglas

Ronda Rousey continues her path of destruction. In her last ten fights, Ronda Rousey has finished each one of her opponents. Rousey is known worldwide for her devastating armbar submission. Lately, though, Rousey has been finishing her opponents by knockout.

At UFC 184, Ronda Rousey will be facing Cat Zingano in the main event. Zingano is a dangerous opponent, and she is also undefeated. Rousey may prove to be too much of a mountain to overcome for Zingano. However, Cat Zingano has most likely already faced the toughest fight of her life.

Fans like Paul Mathieson know that, last year, Cat Zingano’s husband of four years committed suicide. Cat Zingano was rocked by the news. The MMA world was also deeply saddened. Zingano somehow overcame the tough battle, and she has returned to the sport of MMA. Cat Zingano has trained harder than ever after the death of her husband. She has dedicated this fight to him.

Cat Zingano vs. Ronda Rousey reminds me of Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson. Douglas had just lossed his mother, and he was going to face the toughest man on the planet. Douglas was the biggest underdog in boxing history, but somehow he defeated Mike Tyson. Like Douglas, Cat Zingano has already fought a tougher battle outside of the ring.

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano will provide fireworks at UFC 184. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Slow Down and Live Longer


It seems to me and my friend Brad Reifler that when running the race of life, one does not need to be the fastest, they just need to run. Speed has been found to not be an indicator of the benefits of running and jogging. As a matter of fact studies have shown that theslower joggers actually live longer than their faster running counterparts.

The studies examined whether it was actually possible to get similar results from running, walking and biking if the routine was not always strenuous. The results concluded that strenuous workouts are beneficial some of the time, but less grueling work outs can also be beneficial.

The key to the exercise routine is to raise the heartbeat levels. This aids in promoting circulation , oxygenizing the body, and maintaining and controlling weight. Strenuous routines can do the same, but why work harder when the workout can be made to work smarter?

The surprising fact to the whole study was in the details when deeper inquiry occurred. What was found was the the lifespans of joggers did increase. Although the joggers who lived the longest ran at a slower pace and for fewer hours each week. The average weekly running routine was between one and three hours.

Another surprise that was uncovered was that hard core runners, those who ran at exceeding faster paces, did not realize the mortality benefits of the slower joggers. The fast runners had the same life span expectancy as individuals who did not exercise at all.

Vijay Eswaran: Businessman, Author and Philanthropist

Vijay Eswaran is currently serving as the Executive Chairman of QNet Limited, a direct-selling company based in Hong Kong. QNet is part of the QI Group, a multinational conglomerate comprised of a group of businesses having regional offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand.

A Malaysian businessman, Eswaran was born in Penang on October 7, 1960. Vijay graduated from the London School of Economics in 1984 with a degree in socio-economics. After graduation, Eswaran remained in Europe for a year, doing odd jobs, where he was introduced to binary-system marketing. This experience prompted him to seek a professional qualification as a Certified Investment Management Analyst and then a MBA from the Southern Illinois University in 1986.

During his studies Vijay was introduced to multilevel marketing, or MLM, and upon his return to Malaysia, when he was contacted by the Cosway Group that wanted him to help start a business, he began to examine MLM more seriously. After his return to Asia in 1998 Eswaran co-founded a MLM company that would grow into the QI Group, a web-based e-commerce conglomerate with interests in travel, telecommunications, media, wellness, training, luxury products and corporate investments.

Eswaran is a respected author and has been invited to speak at management and business seminars like the World Economic Forum and the sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in India. “Sphere of Silence,” Vijay’s first book, was published in 2005 and illuminates his personal philosophies and his habit of beginning each day with an hour of silence. Eswaran’s second book, titled “In the Thinking Zone,” a compilation of his thoughts and reflections on life, was published in May 2008. Vijay’s third book, “18 Stepping Stones,” was released in 2010.

Eswaran established the RYTHM Foundation, which the social-responsibility arm of the QI group and the Vijayaratnam Foundation, a charity which was named after his father that works on community programs. Eswaran has received several awards and accolades including being named as one of the areas 48 “Heroes of Philanthropy” by Forbes Asia in July 2011. In February 2013 Eswaran was named one of Forbes Asia’s “50 Richest in Malaysia’s,” coming in at number 25. In 2012 Vijay was presented with the New Global Indian Award in Philanthropy and Business Excellence, awarded in New York City at the Global Indian Business Meet. Vijay is married to former bharatanatyam dancer Umayal Eswaran who serves as the chairperson for the Vijayaratnam Foundation, the Malaysian chapter of RYTHM.