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Healthy eating and fitness is the way to go.Sun, 07 Nov 2010 07:06:31 +0000enhourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1Health – A introductionhttp://www.livingthehealthyway.info/2010/10/11/health-a-introduction/
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Performance - how you perform physically and mentally
Absence of ill health – lack of disease signs and symptoms
A healthy way of living may be achieved by anyone, no matter your health status. It may take a little work. When do you start you ask? Well you can start by making the conscious decision to change the way you eat and keep the body and mind fit.
Drink a glass water with each meal.
Cut down your intake of fizzy and sugary delights
Eat more of your daily fruits and vegetables, 5 or more
Have a plan (meal and exercise)
More energy to tackle the days ahead.
It can slow down the ageing process.
you are less likely to get sick.
I believe that healthy lifestyle may be broken down into three parts and be worked on together.
What you put into your body
What you do with body physically
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Liberty Kontranowski is a freelance writer with hundreds of articles published online and in print, covering topics like health, skin care, beauty, lifestyle, entertainment and more. She is a valued member of the Secure Medical team, providing great content to Viamedic.
Ask any random person on the street what one of the hardest things to do is, and I’d bet a good majority of them would say, “Lose weight.” You might also get “quit smoking,” “exercise more,” and various other health-related quandaries, but the bottom line is, for many people, getting and staying healthy is a tough road.
It need not be that way, though. Because once you incorporate the following practices into your get-healthy plan, your life will change…and so will your health.
Set goals – To begin this process (or any process, really), you need to set goals for yourself. Realistic goals. It’s fine to dream big, but when you’re tackling a large goal, baby steps seem much more achievable than just your end goal. For example, if your goal is to lose 30 pounds, break that down to two pounds per week for the next 15 weeks. Doesn’t two pounds seem so much more doable than 30? It’s a mind trick, but it works. Set your goal, break it down into bite-sized pieces, rinse and repeat.
Visualize – Okay, so you want to lose 30 pounds. Great. What will you look like when you lose that weight? What clothes will you wear? What will you feel like? Strong? Powerful? Lean? Will you treat yourself to a new hairdo? A great new dress? Visualize all that will happen in your life when the extra weight you’ve been carrying (both on a physical and emotional level) is gone. Take time throughout the day to visualize the end result of your weight loss. When you put out a vibe of success, you will draw strong and positive universal powers toward you…and your goal will be met.
Affirm – Daily affirmations are all the buzz in the self-development world…and for good reason. Tell yourself something long enough and you will believe it. While an affirmation like “I am the picture of good health” might be the most dishonest and ludicrous words you could mutter right now, saying them over and over will train your subconscious into believing it’s true. You’ll then find yourself making conscious choices to fulfill this affirmation (fruit instead of chips, walk instead of car, etc). This is a very powerful method of personal improvement that can be used in all areas of your life. Give it a try!
Live consciously – Living consciously is simply being aware of the choices you make. Essentially, your dreams and goals are in front of you, and you consciously make choices that will turn them into a reality. Easy in thought, but harder in practice. Living consciously takes some effort, but it’s essential to your development.
Reward yourself – Any goal you undertake is important, no matter how great or how small. Therefore, every time you reach one of your goals or hit a stop on route to a large milestone goal, you need to reward yourself. Maybe losing 5 pounds equals a new nail polish. Losing 10 pounds equals a pair of great new gloves or boots. Losing 20 equals a facial. The choice is yours. Just keep the rewards relevant to the goal (and do not reward yourself with food when your goal is to lose weight!) Keep celebrating yourself right on up to the end and the final result will be all you dreamed.
Do you have any great tips for inspiring weight loss success? Share with us!
Drinking Green Tea Can Help You Lose Weight (fitnesstipsforlife.com)
Make Your Resolutions Come True (lifescript.com)
Did Wii Fit Get Me Into Shape? (brighthub.com)
Weight Loss Habits, Proper Foods And Portion Sizes (realgoalgetter.com)
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First and foremost it is important to point out that weight loss is irrelevant. You have to focus on losing the only weight that matters and that is fat. Far too many people—especially women—are infatuated with their bathroom scales and in the process get way too caught up on which direction the needle on their bathroom scale is moving, that they don’t realize that the scale tells them absolutely nothing about the state of their overall health. So, where is the weight loss coming from?
At any given time 1/3one-third of women and a quarter men are either starting or finishing the latest fad diet. If you are serious about long term fat loss, STOP DIETING. Dieting is a short term fix to a life long problem. Incredibly, we spend more than $33 billion annually on weight-loss products and services, skipping from one fad diet to the next.
So, how many diets have you been on? You’ve probably lost count. If this is true, you’re far from alone. In fact, if you’re like the bulk of North Americans, you probably stopped counting years ago. The question is, why do the majority all these diets fail? Sure, in the short term, we may lose a few pounds, but over the long term only about 5% of dieters manage to keep off the lost weight. And worse yet, why do so many of us seem to have a harder time losing the weight every time we start another one?
Obesity rates have tripled since our health experts warned us about the impending obesity epidemic in the 1950s. In fact, despite all our diets, North Americans are getting fatter every year. But the question remains why?
Here’s the skinny—our fat cells are smart! They’re so good at outsmarting us because they’ve been honing their skills since we first appeared on this planet. Back in the days before agriculture, and well before the refrigerator and mini-mart, humans were hunter-gatherers who consumed nuts and berries and enjoyed the occasional meal of wild game.
It was a feast-or-famine world, and we survived by eating as much as we could when food was plentiful—and storing any extra calories in the form of fat. Our bodies eventually became very good—too good in fact—at converting almost anything we ate into fat. The point is food was not nearly as plentiful as it is today.
So, even though we’ve managed to eliminate the feast-famine cycle in much of the world, our bodies haven’t changed their tactics, and they’re not going to any time soon. As Drs. Mary and Dan Eades, the best-selling authors of Protein Power, put it: we’re living with Fred Flintstone bodies in a George Jetson world. If we’re to be successful at life-long fat loss, we’ve got to eat, drink, exercise, and live our lives to work in harmony with these caveman bodies.
The DO’s and DON’Ts of LOSING FAT 4 LIFE!
DO eat smaller meals every 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours—DON’T diet
DO drink plenty of water throughout the day—DON’T drink fruit drinks and soda
DO make sure you don’t eat 2hours before bed—DON’T go to be on a full stomach
DO embrace healthy fats in your diet—DON’T eat fat free foods
DO make sure you get adequate sleep—DON’T stay up too late
DO relax and enjoy life—DON’T stress out over everything little thing
DO workout with weights or resistance bands—DON’T rely on cardio for fat loss
Will A Weight Loss Diet Help You? (justslimming.com)
How To Slice FlabWith Rapid Fat Loss (justslimming.com)
How Diet Food Concepts Change With Time (justslimming.com)
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Body: Its simple beauty secrets have been known for many years in Morocco where women use it daily for hair and skin care. The oil effectively moisturizes the skin and hair, taming fly aways and sealing split ends. It helps regenerate the skin and restart cells’ vital functions while aiding in the neutralization of free radicals that cause aging and other skin ailments.
Argan oil comes from the kernel of the Argan which grows well in areas prone to drought. It is rich in Vitamin E, as well as phenolic acid and phenols. It also contains helpful quantities of squalene and carotenes. All of these Vitamins and minerals make Argan oil most suitable for uses on skin and hair.
Argan oil from Morocco can be used day and night to help your skin regenerate itself. It also will moisturize your skin and help to prevent early signs of aging, which may be brought on by stress, de hydration, bad weather and the sun. Argan oil is well-suited for most any skin type, and it helps to rid skin of dry and stretched-looking areas and wrinkles.
Unroasted Argan oil is used traditionally to treat many skin diseases which is why it is so valuable to the skincare field. Argan oil skincare will help alleviate signs of psoriasis and eczema. People who suffer from psoriasis feel that the use of Argan oil has helped in clearing their skin of the physical remnants of the disease. An application of Argan Moroccan oil to your scalp also soothes irritation.
Although Argan oil has a multitude of benefits for preserving skin and hair’s youth, many find that the oil alone is rather thick, leaving an unpleasant residue on skin and hair. Many natural skin products can be combined with other natural oils such as hemp seed or avocado oil for the best effects. Products that combine Argan oil with oils such as hemp will add the greatest anti-aging benefit, as hemp contains valuable skin-identical properties and fatty acids.
If you are purchasing Argan oil, make sure the product you select is authentic. Reputable dealers who carry the product are the safest to buy from, so you know what you’re getting. Some dealers carry Argan oil products that are scented, making the experience more pleasurable and even therapeutic. Argan oil is often labeled Moroccan or Marrakesh oil.
Products that contain mineral oil, dyes, sulfates, propylene glycol, phthalates and parabens should be avoided, as they can cause more harm to your skin than good. If you’ve tried other skincare products from the department or drug stores and they didn’t deliver the results you’d hoped, transitioning into natural Argan oil skincare will be surprisingly safe, effective and inexpensive.
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The Buzz from Bella Luccè (bellalucce.com)
Too Much Sun Exposure? The Best New Ways to Repair UV Damage (stylelist.com)
Hair Therapy: BE Beverly Hills Inspired Shine & Repair Serum with Argan Oil (beautygirlmusings.blogspot.com)
Argan Oil, a Moroccan Miracle, Astounds Masses (prweb.com)
M3 Cosmetic Labs Brings Argan Oil Technology to Ethnic Hair Care (eon.businesswire.com)
Natural Ingredients Meet High Tech Beauty: The Nu Natural (stylelist.com)
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There certainly are exercises and physical activities that can be harmful. For over 25 years I practised as a Doctor of Chiropractic and observed that many spinal structural misalignments were caused by harmful exercise.
With regard to the fun, regular, physical activities that are an essential part of achieving well-being, all have some level of risk, but when done properly, gently, and with good equipment, the risks are minimal. In most cases, the benefits outweigh the hazards. For example, bicycling requires good brakes, adequately inflated tires, bright clothing, and an awareness of your surroundings (cars, pedestrians, curbs, signs, and so on). And don’t forget the helmet. Our current culture is producing wonderful off-road bike trails in most communities; seek those out. Most are even paved. There is also an increasing number of bike-only lanes on many city streets. Don’t let the rare accidents featured in the media discourage you from bike riding. Activities like skiing, rollerblading, or any of the faster moving
sports carry slightly higher risks, but still, when done properly (i.e., wearing a helmet and protective pads on your knees, elbows, and wrists for rollerblading), the risks are not high enough to justify avoidance. In most cases, unless you’re a professional athlete, you’re not in a race; so move slowly, gently, leisurely, and rhythmically. The benefits come from the consistency of doing these activities, not from the intensity. Striving for intensity raises the risks. Jogging is an activity that can have significant risk. The repetitive jarring to one’s frame (feet, ankles, knees, and spine) is damaging to many who jog. The negative effects are slow, gradual, and accumulative. The benefits to the cardiovascular system are superior, but other, less traumatic and intense activities are adequate. If a person is determined to jog or run regularly, I advise that some preventative measures be taken. I’d suggest thorough stretching beforehand, quality running shoes with custom-made orthotics (supportive inserts), and supplemental nutrition for joint support. These precautions will minimize the traumatic effects.
Many people find it surprising that I say yoga routines can be harmful. In my practice, I’ve observed many yoga-related injuries, most due to over-aggressive instructors. These observations are partly responsible for my devising the simpler stretching routine outlined in my book. But overall, yoga stretches are good.
There are several specific, “therapeutic”-type exercises that I’ve observed consistently hurting people. The military type sit-up for example, done for abdominal strengthening, traumatizes the lower back and neck. These are commonly performed lying on the back, hands behind head, knees bent or legs straight, the sit-up performed by raising the upper torso. I believe this exercise should be avoided. There are better, safer, equally effective movements.
My favourite is to assume the same position, but to keep the head back on the floor, raise the legs so the heels are approximately an inch off the floor and then glide the heels toward the buttocks as the legs are bending, then extend the legs straight. This manoeuvre strengthens both the upper and lower abdominals without traumatizing the neck or lower back. The arms can be either flat to the sides or behind the head, with the head kept back. Repeat the movement until a slight discomfort or fatigue is noticed in the abdominal area. Rest for about a minute, then repeat again. Usually three sets are adequate.
Extension exercise against resistance has an unreasonably high risk. These are usually done sitting with a pad behind the upper back. A person leans back against resistance and repeats the movement. Many people do this hoping to strengthen their backs. I’ve seen this contribute to a lot of back injuries. If you must do this exercise, then keep the resistance to a minimum. Back rotation exercises against resistance are best avoided. These are also done sitting with the hands/arms on handles or arms/hands in a praying position and pads next to the forearms.
The person then rotates (turns) the upper torso against resistance both right and left. Many people do this maneuver hoping to tighten their love handles. Unfortunately, the spine and discs don’t like that movement when under resistance.
Neck rolling is best avoided all together. This is done mistakenly in hopes of stretching or loosening the neck joints and muscles. A person essentially draws a circle with the nose while moving the neck, combining all the lanes of motion the neck can make. Due to the complex nature of the many joints in the neck, this motion causes an unnatural grinding, ultimately producing premature wearing of the joint surfaces. A preferred alternative for stretching the neck is to separate each motion, forward, backward, right turning, right tilting, left turning, and left tilting, doing each deliberately.
-an excerpt from the new book Whole Health Healing – The Budget Friendly Natural Wellness Bible for All Ages
Dr Potisk offers a free report on his web site called How to Check Yourself and Your Family for Spinal Structural misalignments.
Neck pain – All Information (umm.edu)
Yoga… For Your Face? (lifescript.com)
Why You Need Strong Core Muscles (healthmad.com)
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http://www.livingthehealthyway.info/2010/08/25/3-steps-to-family-fitness/#commentsWed, 25 Aug 2010 06:58:23 +0000Adminhttp://www.livingthehealthyway.info/?p=203By Aaron Locks
It is a fact that fitness is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and families who know how to make physical fitness fun reap many rewards including greater physical and emotional well-being.
Family exercise improves the health of each member in the family. Done right, not as a punishment, but rather a positive fun time together, strong connections can be created between every family member while creating a healthy lifestyle and habits that can last a lifetime!
How can fitness be fun? The solution is quite simple and very inexpensive because it does not require a gym membership or expensive workout equipment. All it takes is a little creativity to make exercise a valuable family activity for everyone … regardless of their ages.
Here are three steps that will increase the level of your family’s fitness:
1. Do it together! Even if you are a power lifter or body builder who requires access to appropriate gym equipment to maintain a specific fitness workout level, you can still build this step into your family routine so that everyone looks and feels better together.
2. Be consistent. Many are ready to get in shape and then stop because they get busy, don’t see immediate results or the tasks gets hard. Well the fact is that it will take at least 17-21 days to create a healthy habit. So mark the calendar and get started. After 21 days or so, take a look at what your family has accomplished. How does everyone feels about working together to achieve that family goal?
3. Take note of food intake. This is the step that is most often forgotten, but 70-80 percent of the success will be based upon the food that is consumed. Start by writing down everything the family eats for one week. Then take a look to see if the family is making healthy choices. If not, consider changing one or two meals a week and then progress from there. It’s surprising how big a difference little changes like this can make.
In our household, we’ve selected seven exercise choices we can do together during the commercials on our favorite TV show:
1. Push ups (vary the type based upon the age of the family member)
2. Crunches (do them together… toes under the couch)
3. Chair dips (great for anyone’s arms)
4. Bear Crawls (my son’s personal favorite… works arms, legs and core)
5. Stair Climb (go up and down the stairs together)
6. Bust a Move (my daughter’s personal favorite… turn down the TV and the music up. She does the dance moves and we follow. Silly, fun and effective.)
7. Laundry Lifts (fill laundry basket with cloths and lift… the younger the participant the less clothes in the basket.)
Families that find ways to exercise together whether at home or elsewhere discover that everyone increases their physical strength. That, in turn, generates greater self-confidence for each member; especially the younger ones. It also encourages family members to help one another and work together towards a common goal: finding ways to make fitness enjoyable. And what family doesn’t want their fitness to be fun?
Aaron Lock has helped run youth camps, adult training programs and developed public relations with the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s and has worked with some of the best in sports such as Pat Riley, Magic Johnson, Rick Barry, Rick Patino and John Wooden. In 2003 he opened University of Sports, an indoor sports and spa facility located in Northern California which has served more than 100,000 happy campers. Currently he is writing Coach’s Best Friend, a series of books about football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. For more information: http://www.uofs.com .
5 Ways To Keep Up The Exercise While On Vacation (hellobeautiful.com)
5 Ways To Get Fit And Have Fun Doing It (johnisfit.com)
Fitness Tips for Social Media Geeks: Get in Shape for BlogWorld! (blogworld.com)