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Mackie Shilstone has been the sports performance, fitness, and wellness consultant of choice to thousands of top athletes including Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, Ozzie Smith, Roy Jones Jr, and Bernard Hopkins, to name a few. Mackie’s helped them all. Now you can look to Mackie—a name you trust—and his weekly Maximum Wellness podcast to sort through the mountains of daily health misinformation to provide you with accurate summaries of the most important wellness findings—news that can put you on the right path to health ownership.

Mackie Shilstone has been the sports performance, fitness, and wellness consultant of choice to thousands of top athletes including Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, Ozzie Smith, Roy Jones Jr, and Bernard Hopkins, to name a few. Mackie’s helped them all. Now you can look to Mackie—a name you trust—and his weekly Maximum Wellness podcast to sort through the mountains of daily health misinformation to provide you with accurate summaries of the most important wellness findings—news that can put you on the right path to health ownership.
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Mackie Shilstone has been the sports performance, fitness, and wellness consultant of choice to thousands of top athletes including Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, Ozzie Smith, Roy Jones Jr, and Bernard Hopkins, to name a few. Mackie’s helped them all. Now you can look to Mackie—a name you trust—and his weekly Maximum Wellness podcast to sort through the mountains of daily health misinformation to provide you with accurate summaries of the most important wellness findings—news that can put you on the right path to health ownership.

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Episode 25: After 40, We’re at Risk for the Aging Loss of Muscle

12/11/2019
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Known as Sarcopenia—derived from the ancient Greek words sarx (flesh) and penia (poverty)—the progressive decline in muscle mass and strength (dynapenia) after the age of forty, this condition has caught the attention of researchers and public health experts. So much so, that Sarcopenia has its own ICD-10 reimbursement code. Sarcopenia is most pronounced in those sedentary individuals, who may also have other comorbidities such as diabetes and heart disease, after the age of...

Duration:00:07:41

Episode 24: How Much Sodium Is Too Much?

12/3/2019
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Research has pointed for some time to a strong relationship between a high sodium intake – greater than 5 grams per day – to the increased risk to high blood pressure (BP) and the potential for the associated cardiovascular complications. The DASH diet (dietary approach to stop hypertension) recommends that those individual with, or at risk to high BP keep their daily sodium intake to less than 1500 milligrams (Mg) – with a general recommendation to less than 2000 Mg. Researchers from...

Duration:00:07:00

Episode 23: Dehydration Impairs Muscle Function and Causes Frailty in the Elderly

11/27/2019
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Body water represents 76% of a human’s muscle mass. With aging, there is a progressive decline in total body water (TBW) – the result of sarcopenia, the aging loss of muscle, and the associated dynapenia, the aging loss of strength, without the intervention of resistance training and increased protein intake – from 0.8 grams per kilogram (Kg) to 1.2 grams per Kg in a non-athletic population. The result of sarcopenia is the loss of intracellular water (ICW). In addition, the elderly is at...

Duration:00:06:41

Episode 22: Resistance Training Improves Cardio-Metabolic Profile in Healthy Individuals

11/20/2019
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Prior research has demonstrated that resistance training is effective in reducing both visceral (around abdominal organs) and subcutaneous (under the skin) fat mass, which can be significant risk factors to overall health, when in excess. In elderly subjects who are at risk to sarcopenia – the aging loss of lean muscle – resistance exercise is a stimulus to lean muscle development. Until now, research is sparse, as to how lean muscle development improves cardio-metabolic health in...

Duration:00:07:02

Episode 21: Aerobic Exercise Improves Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors

11/13/2019
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Mayoclinic.org says that Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), “is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Mayo further states that, “having just one of these conditions doesn't mean you have metabolic syndrome. But, it does mean you have a greater risk of serious disease. And, if...

Duration:00:06:04

Episode 20: Weight-Lifting Reduces Colon Cancer Risk

11/5/2019
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends through their physical activity guidelines that Americans perform muscle-strengthening, resistance-type (body weight, weights, elastic tubing) exercise at least twice weekly, in association with aerobic exercise—moderate-continuous and interval training—to achieve positive health benefits. The benefits of resistance exercise include bone and muscle development and strength, improved cardiorespiratory health, especially with circuit...

Duration:00:06:40

Maximum Wellness Extra: Transforming Linda Hamilton for Terminator: Dark Fate

11/3/2019
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After 43 years of sports performance management — with over 3,000 pro athletes, such as my eleven years with world champion tennis player Serena Williams, sports teams, and since 2012, volunteer work with special forces, it came as a surprise, when I was contacted in April of 2017, by Hollywood producer, director, and innovator James Cameron. Cameron wanted me to consider taking on a project consistent with my “so called” reputation of extending careers. Cameron said he wanted to change...

Duration:00:09:36

Episode 19: Magnesium Supplementation is Associated with Improved Depressive Symptoms

10/30/2019
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Depression, according to Psychiatry.org, “is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable.” Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. The website says symptoms, which can vary from mild to severe, include: • Feeling...

Duration:00:06:31

Episode 18: Intermittent Fasting Helps People with an Array of Chronic Conditions

10/22/2019
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The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a story – The Fasting Cure is No Fad – which sites new research showing the profound benefits for weight control, longevity, and fighting disease by eating during limited hours.

Duration:00:07:04

Episode 17: Sprint Interval Training Reduces Fat Gain in Postmenopausal Women

10/15/2019
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With the onset of menopause, many women may experience a variety of symptoms, including a decrease in lean muscle, an increase in fat mass, and a reduction in cardiorespiratory fitness – which may predispose the menopausal woman to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Research says that one such intervention is aerobic exercise – consisting of 30 to 40 minutes of daily moderate-intensity repeated for three to four weeks over a six month duration.

Duration:00:07:14

Episode 16: Excess Visceral Fat in Postmenopausal Women Increases Cause-Specific Mortality

10/9/2019
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JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Network Open reported in July 2019 that, “normal-weight central obesity in women was associated with excess risk of mortality, similar to that of women with BMI-defined obesity with central obesity.”

Duration:00:07:06

Episode 15: A Pro-Inflammatory Diet Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

10/2/2019
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2002 research published in PubMed notes that the typical American diet is deficient in fruits and vegetables and contains excessive amounts of meat, refined grain products, and dessert foods. "Such a diet, notes the research, "can have numerous adverse biochemical effects, all of which create a proinflammatory state and predispose the body to degenerative diseases."

Duration:00:06:22

Episode 14: Cardiovascular Fitness Is Inversely Associated with Long-term Mortality

9/25/2019
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Research supports the premise that regardless of age, sex, race, and comorbidities (simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or conditions), there is an inverse relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and mortality. By the same token, CRF has also been associated with a higher quality of healthy life – owning to reductions in the risk to coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and cancer.

Duration:00:06:48

Episode 13: A Positive Lifestyle Reduces the Genetic Risk of Dementia

9/18/2019
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Research—Association of Lifestyle and Genetic Risk with Incidence of Dementia—published in June of 2019 on JAMAnetwork.com (Journal of the American Medical Association), states that "a favorable lifestyle was associated with a lower dementia risk among participants with high genetic risk.”

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Episode 12: Essential Fatty Acid Intake is Inversely Proportional to Hypertension Risk

9/11/2019
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Research, which appears in the June 2019 issue of Nutrients – Association of Dietary Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acid Intake with Hypertension: NHANES 2007-2014 - says, “that dietary n3 (omega 3) and n6 (omega 6) fatty acids intake were inversely associated with the risk of hypertension in US adults.”

Duration:00:07:22

Episode 11: It Appears That Eating Eggs Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk Factors

9/4/2019
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Recent studies indicate that for those with cardiovascular health issues, eggs are not the villain they were once thought to be.

Duration:00:06:45

Episode 10: Aerobic & Resistance Exercise Selectively Reduce High Risk Cardiac Fat

8/28/2019
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Recent clinical trials compared the effects of supervised high-intensity interval endurance training vs. resistance training in reducing two kinds of high-risk cardiac fat, epicardial and pericardial. Results showed that both types of exercise reduced the epicardial fat, while only the resistance training was effective in reducing the pericardial fat. My 40 years of experience back up just how effective that compound approach can be in reducing both total and visceral fat in both our male...

Duration:00:06:46

Episode 9: Maximum Wellness, Episode 9: Artificial Light While Sleeping is Associated with Increased Weight-Gain & Obesity in Women

8/21/2019
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According to June 2019 research – Association of Exposure to Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) While Sleeping with Risk of Obesity in Women – published on line in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Internal Medicine, “artificial light at night while sleeping was significantly associated with increased risk of weight gain and obesity, especially in women who had a light or a television on in the room while sleeping. Associations do not appear to be explained by sleep duration...

Duration:00:06:49

Episode 8: How You Carry Your Body Fat May Place You at Greater Risk for Cancer

8/14/2019
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In the August 2019 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Justin C. Brown, Director of the Cancer Metabolism Program at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center and colleagues report that, “for colorectal cancer patients, new research shows a clearer connection than previously known between fat deposits in certain areas of the body and higher rates of death from all causes within seven years of cancer diagnosis.”

Duration:00:05:56

Episode 7: Omega 3 Fatty Acids Are Associated with Lower Risk for New Heart Failure

8/7/2019
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Medscape.com recently reported on the results of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) relative to, “high plasma levels of the kinds of fatty acids (omega 3) found in fish oil (EPA/ eicosapentaenoic acid & DHA/ docosahexaenoic) were associated with a lower long-term risk for new heart failure, whether with reduced or preserved ejection fraction, in a community-based cohort of more than 6,000 people.”

Duration:00:06:16