However, outside studies have not confirmed that exercise and weight loss are linked. For example, Dr. Timothy Church’s group at Louisiana State University published a study on 4 groups of overweight women who either did not exercise, or who were assigned to a personal trainer for 72, 136, and 194 minutes of exercise per week for a period of 6 months. The women who exercised the most did not lose the most weight. Also, some women in all 4 groups actually gained 10 pounds or more (1).
23.Does your plan require step-up therapy or prior authorization? Step-up therapy means using drugs in a series of stages or steps in order to treat your condition. For example if you have GERD your plan may not cover Nexium unless you have previously tried ranitidine (Zantac) and/or omeprazole (Prilosec) first. Prior Authorization means that for certain drugs, your plan will not cover the drug without first reviewing your medical and drug history to determine if your treatment steps have been appropriate.
So what can you do? If the bugs work hard to develop their resistance to medicine, you have to work hard to develop more resistance to them. Start a program of personal vitality with the five key daily health habits I call The NEWSS: Nutrition (begin by cutting out the garbage “food”), Exercise (get at least three good workouts a week), Water (get two liters every day), Sleep (get eight hours every night), and Supplements (take at least one good daily multi-nutrient to beef up your body’s natural defenses).