Dr. Oz's Total Body Restart

Feeling sluggish and don't know why? Try this plan to hit the reset button and feel better from head to toe.

Dr. Oz's Total Body Restart

Feeling sluggish and don't know why? Try this plan to hit the reset button and feel better from head to toe.

Go on a Postdinner Power Walk

To ramp up your brain, add an 18-minute walk to your nightly routine. Research shows that even a short period of time doing an activity at moderate intensity can stimulate growth in the brain, specifically the area that is responsibile for memory and learning. To know if you're walking fast enough, use this as a guide: You should be able to talk during the walk but not sing.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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