Consuming Too Much Sugar is Worse For You Than You Think, According to a New Study

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We’ve known for years that consuming too much sugar is a bad thing, but a new study reveals just how bad sugary treats, even those with artificial sweeteners, are for your body.

A 34-year study of more than 118,000 men and women across the US published in the Circulation journal suggests that people who drink more sugar-sweetened beverages are more likely to die from heart problems and cancers, and that diet soda and sugar substitutes may not be much better when consumed in large doses. The association was particularly driven by breast and colon cancer. Read more on the study in Business Insider.

The authors of this study found that drinking four or more artificially sweetened beverages a day also significantly upped the risk of death for women, though they couldn’t say the same for men. The researchers think the link between diet drinks and an increased risk of death may be because people who are already overweight drink more of them.
— Business Insider

Your diet is an essential part of your full-body health, and this study proves it. At Chasing Nirvana Yoga, we make it our mission to embrace health and wellness and offer services wherever we can. You may know we provide on-site yoga classes, but did you know we also offer health coaching services?

Every individual is different, and our health coaches work with each person to find out what works best for their body, current medical condition, lifestyle, and wellness goals. This allows us to create a custom wellness and nutrition plan which is easy to apply and stick to. When working with us on a corporate level, we provide the same level of detail and attention to each employee that participates. One-hour individual health coaching sessions can be offered in-person or virtually.

For employees, we also offer hour-long lunch and learn sessions on specific topics that can be chosen by you and tailored to your employee base. We also offer one -on-one mini sessions. The coach will come to your office for a full day and take 30-minute sessions with employees that book a time slot. They will discuss where the employee is now, what their goals are, and some steps they can take to reach those goals. This is a great way to kickstart a 6-week group health coaching session but can also be held on its own.

In the meantime, keep your sugar intake in mind when making healthy eating choices! If you have any specific questions, we’re always happy to help. To learn more about our health coaching services, please visit our website!