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Supplement Use at All Time High | Too Much Exercise as Bad as Too Little

From eNewsletter 10/7/2019

DID YOU KNOW that the 20th Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements revealed the highest overall dietary supplement usage to date, with 77% of Americans reporting they consume dietary supplements?

Among all the age groups, adults between the ages 35-54 have the highest usage of dietary supplements at 81%. 79% of female adults and 74% of male adults take dietary supplements. Vitamins and minerals continue to be the most commonly consumed supplement category. OFFICE HOURS FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9TH We will close at 3:30PM on Wednesday, October 9th.


Many of you asked about the form and dosage of Pepcid as the replacement for Zantac. We only recommend the 10 milligram Pepcid AC Original Original Strength tablet once or twice daily maximum. Take 15 to 20 minutes before eating. *This product DOES NOT contain cornstarch so is okay for corn intolerant individuals.


The same carcinogenic chemical that is plaguing Zantac has plagued blood pressure medication for months now. The FDA just released new information on how Losartan is being affected.


Steve and Bonnie: Over the last year, we have discussed the importance of exercising for your genetic type. This can reduce injury, maximize performance, and make you feel better overall.

Just as important is to understand that exercising too much can be as bad as exercising too little.

Aside from increasing risk of injury, a new study in Current Biology suggests that excessive exercise not only makes the body tired, but the brain as well.

Unless you are an elite athlete, the last thing you want is brain drain from exercising too much. The rigors of our modern daily lifestyles cause enough brain drain.

In the study's subjects who exercised too much, researchers discovered mental fatigue, including reduced activity in a portion of the brain important for making decisions, as well as more impulsivity. The impulsivity especially tempted subjects when it came to making economic choices.

In no way are we saying not to exercise. Just exercise sensibly and for what your body genetically responds to.

The last thing you want is to take a daily lifestyle choice that is essential for mental and physical health, and turn it into a negative because you are constantly pushing yourself over the limit.

How do you know when you are exercising too much? This requires individual investigation and some trial and error. Exercising for your genetic type is a great place to start. And, if you feel consistently fatigued mentally even though you exercise consistently, you may be overdoing it.


Steve: Sometimes we need to get back to the basics of weight management. While some of these may seem obvious, it is always a good idea to review the fundamentals...This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members. You can get this article by signing up here. You can get our free eNewsletter by signing up at the top of our website.


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