trytofix: Eat for the body you want, not the body you have.
Sweaty & Sassy: Your body is a product of your... →
sweatnsass: On a daily basis, in my current work environment, I encounter people who want to do nothing but complain about the way that they are and yet do nothing to change it. They ‘accept’ that this is the way nature intended their body to be. How very wrong they are. Nature doesn’t force feed you coffee…
Eat clean,train mean,live lean.: Why You Should... →
eathealthyexercisealot: Okra is also known as lady’s finger because of its shape. Okra actually is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients. It contains vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid. It is low in calories with about 15 calories per 100 gram serving. The same size serving has about 2 gram of fiber and 1 gram of…
Healthy is fabulous: These "Healthy Foods" are... →
healthyisfabulous: Whole-grain cereal and English muffins don’t scream sweet, yet these and other seemingly healthful foods can be sugar minefields. “During the fat-free craze of the ’80s and ’90s, manufacturers removed fat from packaged foods and replaced it with sugar to make up for the lack of taste,” Farrell…
Exercise + Your heart
nourishsoul: Your heart pumps 2,641 gallons of blood through your body every 24 hours. Exercise decreases your resting heart rate by 10 beats per minute. If you exercise for at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week, you are saving your heart 262,800,000 beats every 50 years.
the path to fitness and happiness: Yoga progress,... →
healthyfitandfree: I have been doing yoga for about 2 months now, and I have already felt a difference. I feel much more relaxed. Stronger. More flexible. Why is yoga so brilliant may you ask? Because it works on your physical and emotional states. It allows your mind to reconnect with your body and how you are…
You know you working hard, when your the only one sweating in the gym.– StrongLifts.com
The fat phobia and fit fetish →
some popular arguments on this Fat vs. Fit issue
Study - Eating meals with the family keep kids slimmer and healthier– The Hindu: Bonding over food
A study affirms the health risks faced by frequent... →
Richards said she hoped the analysis would encourage companies to take steps toward making exercise facilities and healthy food more widely available to business travellers.
Do you rush through your stretch routine?
Don’t rush your stretching routine. If you’re going to have to cut your workout short, don’t skip or shorten the stretching. This is more important than an extra set of reps or another half mile.
A study : meditation could hold promise in pain...
“So it’s not just some sort of mumbo-jumbo. It’s doing real things in our brain,” said senior author Robert Coghill, a neuroscientist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical School in North Carolina, who admitted to being doubtful of meditation’s purported benefits prior to the research. Meditation can significantly reduce the intensity and perception of pain — and the effects aren’t...
BAI may replace Body Mass Index, a measure that...
A new way to tell how fat a person is without having to step on a scale may replace Body Mass Index, a measure that hasn’t been updated for nearly 200 years. BAI offers a potential advantage over BMI because it gives a clearer snapshot of how much unhealthy flab a person carries on their body and eliminates much of the guesswork of whether or not a person is truly carrying too much...
A University of Alberta study
Putting health warning labels on food would be a more effective way to tackle obesity than introducing a “fat tax”, research has shown. A University of Alberta study found that the cost of a product is not enough to deter overweight individuals from opting for unhealthy food. However, when a high fat content warning was visible on the packaging, consumers considered their...
Researchers have found that sugar may potentially...
In addition to contributing to obesity, heavy sugar consumption may be linked to tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer. For nutritious and delicious sweetness substitute fruit, dried fruit and fruit juice concentrates for sugar when you can. Besides being sweet, they contain vitamins, trace minerals and valuable phytochemicals (plant chemicals that help the body defend itself...
Turn housework into exercise
Don’t beat yourself up if you’re too tired to get to the gym after a day of housework. Did you know that the average 150-pound person vacuuming for 15 minutes burns 79 calories? That same person only burns 23 calories in 15 minutes while watching TV. READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE
A study published in the American Journal of Human...
SPRINTS BETTER THAN MARATHON FOR HEART HEALTH New research has suggested that high intensity exercise is more beneficial than traditional endurance training when it comes to heart health. “Our research examines the effects of brief, intense exercise when compared to traditional endurance exercise on the markers of CVD in young people,” said lead author Duncan Buchan from the...
High intakes of sugar can increase the urinary excretion of calcium causing weakness in bones, osteoporosis, and even traces of calcium in the kidney. Source - Fitness.com newsletter
A ‘heart’y meal
QUICK TIPS Start your day with a fruit. Have another fruit at breakfast. At each meal have one cup of vegetable or more. Snack on yet another fruit for the evening. At dinner, add another cup of vegetable or fruit serving. Use different kinds of vegetables, beans, green leafy vegetables, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, pumpkin, ash gourd, brinjal in your daily menu.
Some Risky Stretches
The following stretches (many of which are commonly performed) are considered risky (M. Alter uses the term `X’-rated) due to the fact that they have a very high risk of injury for the athlete that performs them. This does not mean that these stretches should never be performed. However, great care should be used when attempting any of these stretches. the yoga plough the...
Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby...–
A study published in International Journal of...
Researchers have found that those who get between six and eight hours of sleep a night are twice as likely to reduce their desired weight when put on a diet for six months. “This study suggests that when people are trying to lose weight, they should try to get the right amount of sleep and reduce their stress,” said lead author Dr Charles Elder of the Kaiser Permanente Centre for Health...
Skinny yet fat?
Visually, an individual may appear “slim” and may fit into that annoying “size Zero” pair of jeans. But consider her fat to muscle ratio. Is her fat percentage within the normal range for her gender and age? Does she have adequate muscle mass to help her function and move correctly? Click here to read full article
A ’HEARTY’ DIET
Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, especially spinach and sprouted grams which are rich in vitamins and minerals. Don’t overcook food, as it destroys nutrients. Eat plenty of salads. If you are a non-vegetarian, avoid red meat (lamb beef pork). Settle for lean meat like chicken and fish. Avoid oil rich in saturated fatty acids such...
Ideal Blood Pressure Range
Dr. Opie believes that though 120/80 is considered normal blood pressure, the ideal is 115/75. He recommends lifestyle changes in pre-hypertensive group of people with blood pressure ranging from 130/85 to 140/90. For those with diabetes and kidney disease the 130/80 parameter should be considered as hypertensive and should be treated for underlying causes. Dr. Opie has to his credit over 600...
Don’t go jogging on an empty stomach
The reason is because, just like at night, our bodies are still breaking down fats in the morning hours. “When training on an empty stomach, fat metabolism only remains active until the body’s sugar reserves are used up.” When that point is reached, the body’s performance rate falls and you will be forced to end training. If you must go jogging early in the morning, then you should at least eat a...
daily weighing is unnecessary
yet many can’t resist peeking at that number every morning. If you can’t bring yourself to toss the scale, you should familiarize yourself with the factors that influence its readings. From water retention to glycogen storage and changes in lean body mass, daily fluctuations are normal. They are all not indicators of your success or failure. Once you understand how these work, you...
Get a Flat Stomach
Tip one: Stop dieting. Instead, focus on eating great-tasting, belly-filling foods that will keep you satisfied so you won’t be likely to overeat. These foods include whole-grain cereal, oatmeal, green tea, tuna, salmon, apples, walnuts, and lean chicken, beef, and pork. Source: March 17, 2011. Women’s Health Daily Dose. Taken from a six part slideshow, Go here to read the...
All diet sodas contain fructose, which cannot be broken down into energy, and is therefore stored as fat in the body Source:fitness.com newsletter
Rear Incline Push Ups
Place feet in the seat of chair Walk hands out until body is in one straight line from shoulders to heels Complete push up with upper arm parallel to floor Complete 15 repetitions
Counting Calories in Food
Counting Calories in Food is Not Enough for Weight Loss. Weight control is more than counting calories, it’s also a matter of good diet nutrition. Because a healthy intake of protein, carbs, fat, vitamins, minerals and other micro-nutrients, like phytochemicals, helps to boost metabolism - the rate we burn calories - and weight loss.
Your true age lies not in years or how you THINK you feel but as you ACTUALLY are as infallibly indicated by the degree of natural and normal flexibility enjoyed by your spine throughout life. - Joseph Pilates
Are you obsessed with exercise?
Addictions and obsessions are not limited to drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, and eating. If you cannot live with yourself when you miss a workout, you have issues. There’s nothing wrong with dedication and discipline, but if your day is built around your time in the gym, you might be missing the point. It’s a “health” club, remember? So, in the name of keeping...
A bulletproof core without straining your neck...
Boat Pose Strengthens core, psoas, quadriceps 1. Sit with knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Lean back slightly so you’re balancing on your sit bones. Raise your legs so shins are parallel to the floor, knees bent. 2. Extend arms forward, parallel with the floor, palms facing each other. Keeping your chest high and your core engaged, begin to straighten your legs. Hold for 5 to 10 breaths....
How to eliminate the unnecessary urges to eat
When you feel hungry and it is not mealtime, give yourself a few minutes before giving in to snacking. Ask yourself if you are hungry or is it boredom? If you do need to eat make sure it is a nutritious snack such as a fresh piece of fruit—-eliminating the unnecessary urges to eat will result in losing five pounds. Source : http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5399576_long-lose-pounds.html
Some of us like to work out in the morning, some at midday, some in the evening. But all of us should avoid doing anything that involves bending and twisting in the ﬁrst hour after awakening. That’s because our spinal discs ﬁll with ﬂuid overnight, according to Stuart McGill, **, in Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance. McGill says the extra ﬂuid magniﬁes whatever stresses we put on those...