Our Health

Our Health

When we think about our health, we really don’t. I am a 53 year female. Although I think about my health, I really don’t. A few months ago, I started having some medical problems. I went to have a physical. My doctor told me I was diabetic.

At first, I was in denial. But that wasn’t the problem. After telling my doctor there was something really wrong with me, she sent me to another doctor who said I was packed and needed a laxative. Knowing that was not the problem, I told him that whatever was wrong with me, it must be in the blood. Because they are doctors, sometimes they don’t listen to you. I was so sick that I literally could not get out of bed most of the time. My feet, knees, elbows, wrists and ankles hurt so bad...

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Exercise The Brain

Exercise The Brain

The brain is a muscle which needs to be nourished just like the rest of the body. The brain needs nutrition and oxygen just like the rest of the human body. If the cells are not fed they will atrophy and die. When we exercise the rest of the body the heart pumps blood to the entire body including the brain. The blood flowing to the brain feeds the brain with oxygen and nutrients while it removes waste products. This is vitally important to brain function and is an overlooked aspect of brain condition.

I believe that the athlete has the mental advantage because of this. There is no way that regular exercise can be anything but beneficial to the human brain. Muscle cells will atrophy without exercise and brain cells need to be exercised also...

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Essential Food Choices

Essential Food Choices

When you are on a diet, you have to choose the right kind of food to eat. That means that you have to start eating healthier to live healthier and not just to lose weight. To have that healthy diet, you should have more fruits and vegetables, drink more water, eat more starchy foods like rice, potatoes, bread and pasta, eat less fat, salt and sugar, and have some protein-rich foods like meat and fish.

Water should be everyone’s favorite thing to drink, because of the health benefits that we get from it. Two-thirds of our body weight is made up of water. It’s very important that we maintain this because most of the chemicals reactions that are happening in our cells need water...

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Exercise and Good Nutrition

Exercise and Good Nutrition

Everyone knows that eating a healthy and well-balanced diet is necessary to give the body all of the nutrients that it needs to be at its peak condition. What they may not know is that exercise can be just as important to optimal health. Sure, you can eat the perfect amount of the healthiest foods, but if you do not ever exercise, you will not reach your health potential.

Exercise has been linked to better functioning of the heart, the brain, and the digestive system, just to name a few. It also plays a major role in preventing or slowing the progression of a number of diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s Disease and cardiovascular disease.

Exercise boosts the immune system and can help to boost the metabolism as well...

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Are you pregnant? Exercise Regularly!

Are you pregnant? Exercise Regularly!

You all know that exercise brings a lot of benefits to your health. Exercise is also very helpful during pregnancy. Actually, you must exercise lightly, especially during the first few weeks of pregnancy because your body is still adjusting to many changes.

Any forms of strenuous exercise may not good to pregnant. This will only divert blood flow from crucial areas.

It is best to consult your doctor first on what is the right exercise for you. If you don’t have any medical conditions, doctors will advice three to four times of exercise a week. Famous exercises during pregnancy are swimming, walking, and yoga.

You can check out below some points about the importance of exercise during pregnancy.

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Tips and reasons to begin doing an exercise

Tips and reasons to begin doing an exercise

A lot of us need to commit an exercise program for us to remain healthy. There are different reasons and tips identified below about the implications of beginning your exercise now.

1. facilitates weight

loss It has been long scientifically proven that exercise burns fats that you have stored. If you exercise and have a regular diet, you’ll lose weight. You consume more calories than when you don’t have any workout. For that reason, if you’re doing a regular exercise, you’ll have more weight loss.

2. Boosts immune system against diseases

The more you do physical exercise, the more your immune system will build up. This may lead to have less possibilities of acquiring different diseases...

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Foundation For A Healthy Diet.

Foundation For A Healthy Diet.

Good Nutrition.

Good Nutrition and Healthy Diet go hand in hand. With the increase in Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis and others, caused by our decline in exercise and dependence on processed and fast foods, its time we get back in shape. The place to start is with what we put in our mouths.
To begin with here are some tips on eating smart;

Chew Your Food Well. There are digestive enzymes in our mouths that help to begin the digestion process of our food. By eating slowly and chewing well we aid those enzymes in doing their work.

Learn When to Stop. It takes a few minutes for the brain to get the message that we have had enough food...

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Recumbent Exercise Bike For Everyone

Recumbent Exercise Bike For Everyone

We all need cardiovascular exercise to maintain a certain heart rate that will allow us to burn fat and maintain the right amount of oxygen in our blood. There are a lot of forms of cardiovascular exercises and one of the more common ones are done through either the use of a treadmill or a stationary bike. A popular kind of stationary bike are those with the inclined back that allows the rider to lean and rest his back more while his feet are up to the pedal. This is otherwise known as recumbent exercise bike.

Recumbent exercise bikes cater to different people. It doesn’t matter what fitness level you are on, for as long as you sit comfortably on it and start pedalling the calories away...

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Improve Your Sleep With Regular Exercise

Improve Your Sleep With Regular Exercise

Come on everybody lets get out there and do some exercise. If you want to feel better then exercise is the way forward. Keep yourself in good shape and you will have more energy to do the things you enjoy in life. Exercise will enable you to sleep better which in turn makes you feel rested and ready to tackle the day with renewed energy. Its a proven fact that regular exercise aids a restfull sleep, which in turn allows your body to relax and recharge your energy levels.

You should try and increase your physical activity during the day. Our aim is to reduce our energy levels at night time by getting enough exercise and physical activity during the day...

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Healthy Diet And Herbal Remedies Can Improve Your Memory

Healthy Diet And Herbal Remedies Can Improve Your Memory

Certain herbs are found to be very effective to boost your memory power. In this article, we are going to see how healthy diet and herbal remedies improve memory. Have you ever used ginkgo Bilbao? Today, this particular herbal remedy is one among the key ingredients added for the preparation of herbal products. When searched, you can find ginkgo Bilbao as a common herbal cure in Chinese medicines. It prevents dementia and reduces the risk of health issues like stress, anxiety and depression.

Poor blood circulation is a main cause of many health issues. Today, you can easily overcome this health trouble by including herbal remedies like ginkgo Bilbao in diet...

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Healthy Diet And Natural Remedy For Insomnia

Healthy Diet And Natural Remedy For Insomnia

At present, you can find a wonderful array of insomnia cures in online stores. Choosing the right cure from store may not be an easy task for all. Studies say that inclusion of certain herbs in daily diet can naturally decrease the risk of sleeplessness. Do you know the herbs used for treating insomnia? Here, we are going to see the healthy diet to follow for insomnia patient. Let’s start with valerian root extract.

When searched, you can find valerian root as a key ingredient used for the preparation of herbal products. It reduces stress and other similar nervous disorders. Similar to stress, you can also prevent nervous issues like depression and anxiety by using valerian root...

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Exercise: The Ultimate Stress-Reliever

Exercise: The Ultimate Stress-Reliever

Perhaps it’s the result of having a new job, a new mate, or a new baby. You are overwhelmed with a feeling of excitement. Yet, you feel inadequate as well. As a result, you are under a tremendous amount of stress. At times, you might feel as if there’s no relief in sight-as if you’re on a treadmill which shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

However, the secret to effectively dealing with the stress may be to get your body onto an actual treadmill. Exercise can be the key to stress relief. It’s an obvious antidote to fatigue. It can make you feel more energetic, improving your strength and resiliency. It has been shown that individuals who are more physically fit often experience fewer health troubles...

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What Is A Healthy Diet For Weight Loss?

What Is A Healthy Diet For Weight Loss?

First let me state that this is only an estimate. There are many variables to consider when determining how many calories a person should consume on a daily basis. Things such as gender, body structure, and activity level all play a part in this calculation.

You should never cut your calories drastically all at once. This will only serve to shock your body into famine mode. Your body will think it is being starved and will slow your metabolism to deal with this. A gradual decrease in caloric intake works much better for weight loss. This allows your body to slowly adjust to the change and makes weight loss much easier.

If your daily caloric intake has been around 1800 calories, you should slowly...

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How to Enjoy Daily Exercise without Going to the Gym

How to Enjoy Daily Exercise without Going to the Gym

While everyone knows the tremendous importance of daily exercise, it is difficult to find the time to visit the gym. When you are leading a busy life, lifework, keeping up your home, and perhaps hosting parties, when do you have time to get to the gym? If you are too busy to visit the gym, you can still enjoy daily exercise – with a bit of creativity and determination!

How much daily exercise do you need?

Most experts recommend 20-30 minutes of aerobic daily exercise, which is movement that keeps your heart rate up for the entire duration. Even without the gym, you can find 20-30 minutes for daily exercise. Start thinking outside the box when it comes to daily exercise, and you can indeed enjoy an active heart rate.

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Exercise To Improve Your Mood

Exercise To Improve Your Mood

People are always being warned about the health benefits of exercising, mainly the improvement and maintenance of physical fitness and the prevention of heart disease, blood pressure illness, and diabetes. Countless others do not,while many of us happily comply. Irrespective of whether it is using the treadmill or short walk around the block, staying fit and healthy does not seem to be a driver for us to leave the comfort of the couch.

I believe that if more emphasis were placed on the mental benefits of exercising, more people would exercise. If you tell someone that doing a little bit of exercise might improve their well-being, said person might be more willing to actually exercise in order to improve mood, fitness, and health...

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3 Fantastic Ways That Exercise Can Help Improve your Diabetes

3 Fantastic Ways That Exercise Can Help Improve your Diabetes

Exercise can be a fantastic way to manage your diabetes providing you take adequate precautions. On top of this exercise also has a number of additional benefits including an improved appearance, greater strength and more energy. In this article I will be discussing the exercise options available to you, the precautions you should take when exercising and the benefits exercise can have on your diabetes. Diabetes can be reversed.

To begin lets discuss the types of exercise available to you. Exercise generally falls under two main categories; ‘Cardiovascular Training’ and ‘Resistance Training’...

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Wheelchair Exercise -Exercise From A Sitting Position – Nurse’s Guide

Wheelchair Exercise -Exercise From A Sitting Position – Nurse’s Guide

Many people find it difficult to get motivated to exercise whether they’re in a wheelchair or not and whether they’re disabled or not. You may think about exercising from time to time or if you’re already doing some exercises, perhaps you just need to exercise more. Wheelchair exercise can benefit not only your muscle strength and physical fitness but your mental outlook and emotional well-being.

Finding something that will motivate you to start and then continue a good ongoing fitness program at home will help get in the best shape and best mood and help you feel good too.

Will more strength solve any of your current problems? Most often they will, some directly and some indirectly...

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Healthy Diet Tips for Weight Loss

Healthy Diet Tips for Weight Loss

1. Eat Veggies Before Dinner
Snacking may be harmful if you load your body with sugar or salt. However, consuming veggies 10-15 minutes before dinner will allow you to resist the temptation of overeating. Go for celery, baby carrots and other vegetables extremely low in calories and high in fiber. A green snack before a main meal is the best option to control your appetite.

2. Snow Peas
Re-think your snacking habits and make a list of low-calorie treats you can eat during your Weight Loss project.
Snow peas are packed with protein which can stabilize your blood sugar. Eat only a cup of cooked or raw peas to save yourself from in-between-main-meals food cravings.
3. Ginger Trick
In order to lose weight more efficiently it is a must to stay ...

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Raynaud’s and Me

by Brian J Barolo

Raynaud’s and Me

On the subject of Raynaud’s and Me there is a very uncomfortable disease or syndrome or phenomenon that has a complete hold on my body.I do remember a bit with my mother always complaining about how cold her hands got and her fingers getting numb from the cold. I am not sure if this disease is handed down through genes  or not, but at 57 years old Raynaud’s has it out for me. For years now I have had much difficulty with cold temperatures and my extremities; nose, ear lobes, fingers (not just the tips), toes and feet and even knee caps in extreme cold weather. Start to alleviate symptoms with good gloves.

When the cold weather starts to appear Raynaud’s starts to kick in as soon as my body recognizes cold...

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Resistance Band Exercise Made Simple

Resistance Band Exercise Made Simple

One of the largest problems with those suffering from nerve diseases and disabilities is keeping up circulation. Because walking let alone, more strenuous exercise can be painful, even dangerous because of the impact involved, these people end up living very sedentary lives. Eventually, limb loss may ensue due to circulation problems. Fortunately, resistance band exercise can be used by these previously sedentary people. A few stretches go a long way to keeping the blood flowing through limbs.

The best part of resistance band exercise is there is virtually no impact...

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