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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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  • Control Anxiety – Some Easy Tips
    By Health Blog on September 5, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    One of the most commonly found health disorders prevalent among many people today is Anxiety. This is a problem which can be difficult to detect in our everyday lives as we take things for granted. One of the results of this disorder is a shortage of breath which can prove very distressing.

    Yoga can be a way of controlling Anxiety
    Yoga is one of the ways of controlling Anxiety

    Here are some tips which can help you in overcoming anxiety and turn your life around:

    • The best way for you to control anxiety is learning how to breath effectively. There are many popular breathing techniques which are recommended for anxiety patients. You can also find many tutorials on the Web for this purpose.
    • A very effective way to tackle anxiety is to practise yoga. The only hurdle to practising yoga though, is to getting yourself to do it in the first place if you are new to it. There are several websites on the internet which can help you in this regard and also you could join an aerobics center, which will not only soothe your nerves, but will also offer a social experience.
    • It goes without saying that prevention is better than cure. If you learn to recognize the indications of anxiety then it is possible to control it before it gets out of hand.
    • It is also advisable that you trace the root cause of anxiety in your life. Are you having financial problems? Do you find it hard to make friends? It can be anything! Just sit down and think for a while. Consult an expert could be the best thing to get to the bottom of the problem.

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  • On The Sunscreen
    By Health Blog on August 4, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    woman-back-sunscreen11We all love being in the sun, and who does not want to have the best tan in the town. But it is never safe to lie around in the sun without proper protection. It is a very well known and scientifically proven fact that sun rays have a damaging effect on the skin causing premature ageing and even worse, skin cancer.

    This is even more true, for those with lesser melanin in your skin. The lesser the melanin in your skin, the fairer your complexion and vice versa. The youthful tan looks pretty, but excessive exposure to sunlight can cause skin blisters, and even squamous and basal cell carcinoma, the prevention of which can be attained through the use of the sunscreen.

    But since sunscreen products have a chemical composition despite the claim of the most of consisting organic constituents, they have known to produce certain complications as well, such as causing mothers to give birth to underweight babies and even malignant melanoma. Therefore moderation should be kept in mind while using the sunscreen.

    But all in all, the risks from the ultraviolet and other harmful radiation in the sunlight can not be denied and the steps that can be taken for their blockage includes the use of sunscreen, and most of the people realize its importance. 

    And as in the words of Baz Luhrmann:

    Trust me on the sunscreen…

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  • Moisturize Your Face
    By Health Blog on August 4, 2009 | 4 Comments4 Comments  Comments

    Socially speaking, Your face is the most important part of your body. This is how the world recognizes you and stands for the symbol of your person. So it is no wonder that people take lots of pains in order to have an attractive and vibrant face.

    But beauty is not merely natural features. You could lose the effect of the natural beauty of your face by not taking proper care. There are a lot of ways to care for the skin of your face. It is also important because for most of the people, their face remains uncovered and exposed to the exterior environment all the time. This increases the stress on the skin of the face and further necessitates the need to work on it.

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    Moisturizing your face guarantees its freshness

     

    It is important to use a face-cleanser, and given the facts mentioned above, on daily and uninterrupted basis.  And do not over-wash your face with soap, which would result in damaging of your face skin. A moisturizer of quality will not only help reducing and controlling the ill effects of dirt, soap, the itchiness they bring and helps the skin maintain its youthful turgidity and firmness, which is often lost through the premature ageing of the skin. Smoking, drinking and not getting enough sleep also deteriorate the health of your facial skin.

     

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