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  • Health Goals for 2013
    By Health Blog on December 30, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    With 2012 just about over it’s time to think about resolutions for the new year. My year hasn’t been the best in terms of health as I have over-eaten and under exercised! So I’m carrying a few pounds too many!

    One good thing I have done this year is to quit drinking alcohol completely! No more fine red wine for this little duck. And it really hasn’t been a problem. Friends keep trying to ply me with alcohol, just as the system tries to push it on me at every turn, but it isn’t a problem once you have really made up your mind to quit. My mind and liver thank me for it every day :-)

    So, anyway, here’s my health goals for 2013

    1. Drink more filtered water
    2. Slowly ween myself off coffee: One per day.. then One only when I go to cafes.. then eventually just move to drinking green tea.
    3. Exercise daily, even if its just a 15 minute walk each day.
    4. Become my ideal weight.
    5. Have at least 2 non-meat days every week.
    6. Less sugar!
    7. Less wheat! See Wheat Belly book.
    8. Shop more at farmers markets and organic shops: ignoring idiots like Dr. Oz.
    9. Buy a bike to ride through the forest near my place.
    10. Smile regularly :-)

    What are some of your new years resolutions regarding your health and fitness?

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  • Rids of Spinal Anguish
    By Health Blog on October 11, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
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    Now a days the more comfort raising more issues. It has become common that every one is striving for strain free and sweat less work. For which most of us prefer jobs in office rather than in field. Its not the case with only employee, but also with students who start sitting from the age of 4 and they continue until the end of the life. Despite of playing hours a student generally sits for 5 hours. This sophisticated life also raises many health issues. Among this most major issue is back pain.  Many of us generally concentrates on health tips of diet, heart etc., but no one will concerns of back pain unless we face it.

    Spine- keen point of back:

    Spinal is the group of bones which is of four regions. From the neck to the pelvis, its of cervical region, thoracic region, the lumbar region and the sacral region. All this regions work together and provide the support for holding body’s upper part weight. A tunnel exists along all the bones of back providing the protection from neck to the end of the spinal. Calcium and phosphate are the two minerals which make the bones strong and tuff to face the damage to certain extend. Considerably less amount of mineral can lead to back pain issues.

    Ligaments and Muscles of Back:

    Ligaments and muscles are the attached supports offering the maximum energy on it. Ligaments are the one which holds the muscles and bones from the neck to the tip of the bone. This ligaments are of elastic to certain extend and they offer flexibility of only one side to maximum extend.  Any accidents or back pains are due to the cause of poor performance of ligaments.

    Muscles are the founders of spinal cord having the complete flexibility and providing maximum support to hold the weight of the body and easy movements. Muscles are the one having the maximum stretching and contracting ability unlike the ligaments.

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    Rid of Backpain

    Joints and Nerves:

    Facet joints are the part of spinal cord which are of four parts got attached to each other and will rub during its movements. They got located at the back side of the spinal cord and their purpose is to protect the spinal bones. These joints are meant for the free movements of the body. On irritation or injury, they cause severe pain in complete back pain.

    Nerves, the messenger  is the other important relevant concepts of spinal cord. This passes through the spinal cord bones from the brain and gets connected to the rest of the body. This makes the body to interact with every part of body.

    All together forms the complete working of your spinal cord. Any injury or stress or lack of minerals can lead to the  pain which may be resolvable or may not be. So proper treatment and rids are pretty essential to gain the relief in shorter time.

    Immediate Rids:

    Try to give rest to the back, when it feels stressed and tired as back is the main part of the body and nothing can be done without it. Its quite important to provide maximum relief.

    Move your Body: Don’t get fixed to the desktop more than hour. Even in office try to move your body, have a small walk and provide relief to back for every half an hour.

    Ice for Inflammation: Apply ice over the swelled part of back which reduces the pain and yields an instant relief.

    Compress Massage: Prefer for compression or massage on back where you feel pain. With this the over flow of blood over back will returns to its normal flow.

    Consult Doctor:Frequent pain of back need to be resolved soon by consulting doctor, as the risk of severe cases of back pain can be avoided.

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  • Overweight problems
    By Health Blog on September 18, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    This became one of the most common problems faced almost all the people who are aging above 40 years. After the age of 40, people can’t do much work and they get tired with the small works very much as their body doesn’t have much strength to do more work. So these people rest more and eat more so they will get overweighed very easily. BMI is the correct index for the overweight and gives the measure of the obesity. If this BMI is more than 30 is considered as overweight but the health problems with the overweight starts from the BMI more than 21.

    Some of the major reasons for this obesity are:

    • Obesity occurs due to energy imbalance of the foods that we eat and intake of high calorie food or foods with high fat content.
    • Having the foods that are low in vitamins, minerals and other micro-nutritious foods.
    • Decreased physical exercises or physical activity and sitting in only one position in the job work whole day.

    The health problems that occur due to this obesity are several. But the most common health problems that occur are:

    • First and foremost health problem due to overweight is the heart attacks and cardiovascular problems and this takes away lives of several people every year.
    • Diabetes is the also one of the health issue that rise due to obesity and makes us very difficult to treat.
    • Paralysis also occurs as the fat contents or the cholesterol blocks the blood vessels in the brain.
    • Knee pains occur as the body gets over weighted and burden on the knees and legs increases.
    • This makes us addicted to eat more and more food and titillates us to eat which is the main reason for failure to control the overweight.

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    How this can be reduced?

    • Following some of the individual self control we can reduce the overweight.
    • Take good diet with more proteins, vitamins and fewer fats.
    • Limit the number of times that we take food.
    • Take light food as much as possible before going to sleep.
    • Don’t sleep immediately after taking the food. Do some work before you sleep and after you eat.
    • Limit the intake o of sugars.
    • Daily do the exercises or any work for physical movement of the body.
    • Take more fruits and raw vegetables than general food.

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  • Body Weight Exercises – Utilize Your Body Strength Effectively
    By Health Blog on September 6, 2009 | 5 Comments5 Comments  Comments

    Many of us realize the importance of working out on a regular basis, and on the whole also enjoy doing it. With each movement you feel that your body is getting stronger. But going to your local gym day after day can have a bad effect on your mental health, due to various reasons.

    All of your friends and colleagues are also present at the gym, so no matter how hard you try, one of them is going to stick with you till the end thus, ruining your mental concentration. Getting through to your gym in rush hours can also be an exhausting experience and by the time you reach your gym, all the energy is sapped from your body.

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    And finally, you have to pay high membership fees to gym administration which gets up to an annual amount of something like five hundred dollars. But did you ever thought that you can stop going to your local gym, and still continue to exercise regularly? There are several heavy body exercises that one can do in his own backyard with none disturbance what so ever and no sense of financial loss.

    Walking and cycling are two fitness exercises that you can easily do in a park. and any fitness expert will tell you that body weight exercises are the best and most effective, and do not require going to gym. Apart from push ups and crunches, there are so many other body movements which utilize your body weight to good effect and add to the toughness of your body much more effectively.

    And if you are still sceptical about the importance of body weight exercises, then just surf the net and visit any credible fitness site to obliterate your doubts.

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  • Create A Gym At Your Home
    By Health Blog on September 6, 2009 | 7 Comments7 Comments  Comments

    We all adore and get envious of those persons who still live an active life even after passing the 60 mark. And when asked, the only secret they have to tell is that they never compromised on regular exercise. Regular exercise is most probably the best guarantee to a healthy and happy life till the end.

     But despite trying our level best, we can’t quite find the time to go to the gym every day, after all friends and family members also deserve our company. But did it ever occur to you, that you have a big enough house and enough financial resources to build up a personal gym in your home. That would be just like a dream coming true for a fitness freak, and it is not as hard as it may sound.

    The first step is to choose which fitness equipment to set up in your gym. The most useful and effective exercises are cycling and jogging so picking a treadmill and an exercise bike is a must.

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    After picking the right equipment, you should make sure that the room you use should be spacious and well ventilated. Placing a DVD player can also help as you can watch useful aerobics routines and closely follow them so that they have stronger effect on your body.

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