NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
February 14, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that taking excess creatine in the form of a supplement decreases the body's own synthesis, and it is not known if natural synthesis recovers after long-term use? In addition, creatine supplementation can cause dehydration and may cause kidney dysfunction. Other than that, it's okay ;)

Metagenics should serve as an example for every probiotic manufacturer. Here's why.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Hungry? Have an Exercise Snack
Bonnie and Steve: Short bursts of exercise, when you are hungry, or especially 30 minutes prior to a meal, balances blood sugar, reduces cravings, and improves satiety.

Reducing post-meal spikes is important for reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Pre-meal "exercise snacks" accomplishes this, according to a study inDiabetologia.

Researchers found a strong effect for 3-hour post-meal glucose following breakfast (17% reduction compared to no exercise) and dinner (13% reduction compared to no exercise).

Exercise snacking also provides breaks in sedentary time, which is huge. So even if your time is limited, there's no reason why you cannot have an exercise snack!

If it is not appropriate to do a 4 minute workout at work, the image above shows six inconspicuous exercises you can do at the office. However, we still recommend doing a workout to get the blood flowing. Here are three workout videos with varying levels of intensity. Click on each to enjoy!

This Vitamin Heals the Heart
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Have a happy, healthy day,

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