Heres Why You Should Look at Health and Fitness As a Lifestyle Change

health-fitness-300x200Wondering why fitness is really a lifestyle change? Well let’s take a look at a recent exercise study that was conducted. The study concluded that exercise can assist people who would traditionally fail at quitting their smoking habit, find a way to eventually quit smoking. Yes, that is correct, exercise can be used as a vehicle to help an individual stop smoking. And here is the reason behind it.

As we all know the ills of life can get us down which often leads to some form of emotional distress. And sometimes a person needs a way to help cope with this emotional distress. This is where exercise comes in, if you were to talk with the majority of people who exercise on a frequent basis, they would tell you how they are able to combat emotional stress by using fitness as a coping strategy.

Fitness helps the body to release endorphin’s which kind of give the body an emotional high like in the example of “runner’s high”. If you are a runner or even an avid walker you can understand how much better you feel after you

Healthy Habits That Make You Healthy Wealthy and Wise

Healthy-HabitsThere’s plenty of material out there, exhorting the value of a healthy lifestyle, to maintain good health. However despite all this, people fail to follow through on their resolutions. Why is it so? You do not need any of the fad diets to maintain an optimum level of health. Basically it comes down to this:

Eat less, eat right, exercise more, reduce stress, maintain a positive mental attitude, cut down on alcohol, and get rid of the smoking habit, that’s it!

Human beings are creatures of habit, and as the saying goes, we make our habits, and our habits make us.

If you keep doing something daily, and deliberately, on a consistent basis for 6 weeks or more, and you make it fun, it becomes a habit.

So what are the habits that help you reach your objective?

1. Diet:- Cut down/eliminate junk food (fries, burgers)/sugary drinks, which if consumed on a consistent basis could lead to obesity, heart and blood vessel problems, to name a few.

2. Eat a bowl of freshly cut vegetables daily

How to Boost Your Energy Easily and Naturally

EnergyDespite all these healthy options, it is almost too easy to rely on sugar and caffeine to boost us when we are feeling down or lethargic. Instead, here are some healthier energy booster ways which will sustain better energy levels over the long term as well as in the short term. Furthermore, these will improve overall health rather than providing a quick fix which can be instead detrimental to health.

The first recommended natural energy booster is getting more sleep. This can seem a very difficult thing to do when we are excessively busy, but this does not stop it from being one of the healthiest habits that you can get into that will not only give you greater mental and physical energy, but will also help heal your tired body.

The body repairs and restores itself at night, and sleep is also necessary for our minds to process what we have been doing throughout the day. Therefore, a good, long sleep every night will leave us brighter, less stressed, and with our body performing at its best.

Why And Where Is Oxygen Therapy Used

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) chamber tank used for specialised medical treatment for injuries in hospital clinic. Exterior viewing window and reflection with pillow and bed inside.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) chamber tank used for specialised medical treatment for injuries in hospital clinic. Exterior viewing window and reflection with pillow and bed inside.

The oxygen therapy is used for managing several acute and chronic health conditions. This therapy is generally used in pre-hospital settings, such as in an ambulance or a hospital setting for managing emergency situations. It is also used at homes of patients with long term health conditions. The devices used for this process depend upon various factors including the setting where the device is to be placed, the demand, requirement of the patient and opinion of the medical professionals.

Use of Oxygen Therapy for Acute Medical Situations

In case of a medical emergency, this therapy is used both in the ambulance while the patient is in transit and the hospital settings. In an ambulance, oxygen therapy can be used as a way of resuscitating the

5 Side Effects of Body Contouring You Need To Know

download (39)Body contouring is often resorted to by people who have achieved extreme weight loss or who want to lose excess weight permanently. The surgical procedure is used by doctors to remove excess fat from the abdomen, hips and thigh region.

The procedure can also help to sculpt the body so that people are able to improve their figure and regain health and confidence. If you are overweight it can lead to many health complications and body contouring surgery is an effective way to lose the extra fat.

Although this surgical procedure can help lose weight permanently, it is important that patients are also aware of body contouring side effects so that they can make an informed choice of surgery.

5 side effects of body contouring

    1. Bruising and swelling – The most common body contouring side effects are bruising and swelling. As a significant amount of fat is removed from various places in the body it can lead to temporary bruising and swelling. Although it may reduce within a few days, it can continue to be a

Join a Gym Today and Feel Inspired

2.10.15GymDuringColdMonthsIt’d wrong to think gyms to be time consuming. They are not. Rather, they are one of the best places to be as they keep you fit and deliver a lot of health benefits. How can you consider gyms to be needless expense when they help you in so many ways? They are actually one of the best investments you would every make. Yes, they are. They help you understand the true meaning of life; they let you relish real essences of life. They keep you fit and only a fit individual can lead a happy and contended life.

Many people won’t think twice before spending lavishly on new clothes and vacations but when it comes to gyms, they become sort of reckless. They are pretty fine with their daily jogging at the park or running around the garden outside. Ask them to join a gym and they will sneer at you as if you have asked any special privilege from them. They think that lifting dumb bells at home is all what they need to stay

Tips to Selecting the Best Gym

download (38)There is absolutely no rocket-science involved in selecting the best gym. It’s easier than you would think, provided you followed some tips. In order to select the best gym, you should first do an assessment of the goals or targets to achieve there. You should be sure of the reason of joining one gym or another as without clarity, results would deviate too. It’s good that you want to stay fit and healthy, but for that, you need to follow some steps. The first step is prioritizing the fitness targets as based on that, your next steps will follow.

Fitness goals tend to vary from individual to individual; for some, a toned or chiselled body can be the ultimate achievement while for others, gaining total health can be the driving force. You will get specific fitness classes to serve every purpose of yours and you needn’t join classes without understanding the health goals. If you want to gain core strength, you can then join weights classes. Aerobic exercises will help a great deal when the purpose is to burn calories and bring the body back into shape by

The Best Foods And Exercises To Help You Grow Taller

maxresdefault (2)Even though a lot of factors such as genetic and the environment determine your height, there are certain things you can do to grow taller. Some of the most effective things for height enhancement are special foods and exercises. Taking the right foods and doing the right exercises can help you add inches to your height. If you want to learn more, then keep on reading.

In this article, we are taking a look at some of the best foods and exercises for height enhancement. First of all, let’s look at some of the things that you can add to your diet to improve your height. Instead of eating junk food or drinking energy drinks that are full of empty calories, concentrate on eating healthy. A few additions to your daily diet can make a lot of difference.

Calcium is one of the most important nutrients that aid bone growth and later increase in height. You can find high amounts of calcium in dairy products such as yogurt, milk, cheese etc. If you

The Impact Of Shift Work On Health

night-shiftThe health and motivation for shift work has been known to have its own peculiar demands. This has set it apart from jobs that have traditional hours of work. Shift work has its own health merits. The shift work has been created to aid workflow processes between employer, employee and tasks at hand. Over the years, it has been noticed that workers identified in shift work often receive better health plans, health products and remuneration and by this, give shift workers time to do other tasks or personal chores while being watchful of individual mental health.

However, the scientific and medical communities report continually that shift workers concerned stand an increased risk of certain health disorders and mental health challenges that have severe negative impact on the general well-being of work shift staff which may not be achieved until the right health products are used.

There is a concern for the 9 to 5ers, as one sees a case of the health of those who barely get by with the hard life of routine which most times is viewed to compensate only the boss at the top. Furthermore,

Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater

download (37)Who exactly is a picky eater?

Well, at the very beginning it really needs to be said that the very word picky actually means particular or discriminating. Hence, when we say picky eater, it actually refers to any person who makes a hell lot of discrimination while eating anything and everything. Picky eaters are extremely selective of what they want to eat.

There is a lot to worry about a picky eater. According to scientists, this condition of selective eating of food is better termed as Food neophobia. This reluctance to eat new foods or new varieties of foods is quite a problem in the case of parents or guardians.

What are the problems associated with a picky eater?

In kids, who are very selective in their foods, several types of health issues arise. Theses often lead to the stress of their parents as it is not very much simple and easy to deal with them. Studies have successfully shown the bitter truth about the consequences of being a picky eater. Children who are very much selective about their foods they eat are often victims

Sitting in the Office All Day The Good the Bad and the Ugly

download (36)The good: working eight hours-or even more-a day at the office can certainly fatten your wallet. Unfortunately, your waist can pack on some fat too. And that’s just the start of it. Sitting in the office all day can go from bad to ugly. Because let’s face it, the work isn’t that physical, right? Shooting a crumpled paper into a trash bin across the room doesn’t count as exercise. However, if you do make that shot-cool! Nice Steph Curry impersonation.

Seriously though, here’s what being sedentary in the office can do to you in the long run. First, the bad:

· Makes enzymes lazy. The body has fat breaking enzymes. When you sit around all day, the enzymes become couch potatoes and their fat-breaking efficiency drops by a whopping 90 percent.

· Calorie-burning goes slow-mo. It’s not just the enzymes which become sluggish. When your body senses you have limited activity, it goes into what can be described in the computer sense as ‘sleep mode.’ That’s great when you’re stuck at sea and have nothing to eat. Your body will oh so slowly burn fat to

High Intensity Interval Training for Enhanced Fitness

images (7)There are many different types of fitness training, and someone embarking on the search for a new exercise regimen may find themselves facing an array of choices and some tough decisions. If you’re looking for results, High Intensity Interval Training may be one style to consider.

High Intensity Interval Training (known as HIIT) is alternating short, vigorous bursts of exercise with short (or slightly longer) recovery intervals, which are less intense. It’s great cardiovascular exercise, and a session can last from four minutes to thirty minutes. Many athletes use this type of training, especially for running. It can improve your glucose metabolism and maximize your fat burning.

A typical HIIT session might start with a warm up, then three to ten intervals of the high intensity exercise and recovery period of exercise, followed by a cool down. The intervals should be tailored to the participant’s level of exercise, and it’s best to have a trainer guide you on this-at least for one session. You should also get your doctor’s approval before beginning any new exercise regimen, especially given the intensity of this workout style.

For example,

5 Tips to Aid in Daily Living

downloadAs we age, we often encounter a variety of health issues or ailments that can slow us down. And, while some of these ailments may be minor, inevitably they cause us to make adjustments to our standard of living. For some of us, it may be no more than a change in lifestyle or habits. However, for many people it means learning how to use an assortment of aids for daily living.

These aids for daily living can take many different forms. For some it can be as simple as re-arranging furniture so limbs are not bruised or perhaps changing ones diet and exercise routine to help improve bone and muscles strength, while for others it may involve adding safety features such as support bars or benches for the tub. In more extreme cases, it may mean moving to a new residence or either bringing outside help, but regardless of the actions, these ease of living actions typically mean a richer life than expected.

However, the aids for living life to its fullest are not always about new residences, or

6 Useful Diet Tips That Can Safeguard Your Health

download (35)Your health is something that can be deteriorated easily if you don’t pay enough attention. Your regular diet can determine your overall health in the long run. It is important to pay due attention to your diet so that your health can be safeguarded. Thus we have listed and explained a few important diet tips that can take you a long way forward.

1. Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables should not be consumed on a seldom basis. It should be part of your everyday diet because of the health benefits associated with them. You need to choose a variety of these items because of the different combinations of minerals and vitamins that they contain.

2. Fish

You need to aim for at least two portions of fish per week. If one of these fish is oily, you will benefit more. An oily fish is said to be a very rich of vitamin D. it is also important for the health of your bones. These include fresh tuna, salmon, trout and mackerel.

3. Cut down saturated

I Am Always Tired Is There Something Wrong With Me

download (34)Have you noticed you’re tired, but you shouldn’t be? You had a good night’s sleep, but you could take a nap right now. You have activities you would love to do but you would rather stay home and just vegetate.

Some people think it is normal for adults to be tired. I don’t agree. Look at a child – he’s never tired. What’s the difference between a child and you? A chronic feeling of fatigue is a definite sign that something is amiss it is not ‘just a sign of age’. The fact that you are tired means something. You need to put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and do some detective work to figure out what is causing your fatigue.

Does Your Body Run Out Of Gas?

Science tells us that the human body is designed to last 120 years. The headlines recently showed a French woman dying at 122 years of age. Many of my patients say they would not prefer to live that long, feeling the way they feel right now. They key to the aging process and please accept the fact that

Getting Into Shape And Toning Your Body

rvPeople who want to get into shape may require innovative ways to accomplish their goals. Traditional methods of working out like running or doing push-ups may not be enough for them. If you are interested in different ways of exercising, you might consider some of the newer options available on the market. These exercises combine self-defense or fighting movements with aerobic and cardio exercises that could help burn fat and tone your muscles. You can find out more when you do some research of this program online.

Martial Arts-Like Exercises

A program that combines fighting movements with exercising could benefit you in several different ways. The primary benefit might lie in the fact that the movements encourage your body to burn off fat stores and convert fat into muscle. If you have love handles, flabby arms, and bulky hips, you could develop the toned physique you want with this exercise option.

Another advantage that may be found involves learning ways to defend yourself. While not primarily designed as a type of self-defense class, the regimen might give you the

Following Your Fitness Intuition

download (33)The ultimate goal with fitness shouldn’t be to live your life tied down to a super strict meal plan, living on chicken and broccoli, avoiding tempting social situations and/or training militantly with little enjoyment. That feels stifling, and is not really facilitating your best health and life.

Instead, the goal should be to train yourself to live healthfully and in alignment with your fit life values-without having to obsess. You can then trust that you will make wise decisions using your inherent knowledge. I call this following your fitness intuition. To reach this point, some training must be done!

Step 1. “Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.” Stephen R. Covey

Break old, unhealthy habits and install new ones. To do so, you must fully commit to a nutrition and training plan. BUT you should not just follow it blindly. Be engaged, interact with others, and find a friend or

6 Tips That Can Help You to Maintain Good Health

download (32)Maintaining good health is easy at times, but more often than not, there is a chance that you will end up failing this process. This is because, maintenance of health requires an extremely good amount of care. There is no denying the fact that health is wealth and paying attention to your health means that you are bound for success. Thus some important tips have been briefly explained below.

1. Quit habits like smoking and drinking

Drinking and smoking are two common habits that can hinder your lifestyle and put your overall health at risk. Thus it is important that you avoid these habits and if you are a current smoker, make sure that you kick the butt as soon as possible. This will increase your life span also by a significant margin.

2. Get yourself checked up regularly

Always think of your doctor as he is your ally and he can keep you in good shape and health and not just any person who treats you when you are sick. Regular screenings and checkups are extremely vital especially if your family members or forefathers

5 Tips to Maintain Your Health for Long

download (31)Health is something that will be with you for long only if you take care of it. Never neglect your health because it can determine your productivity and efficiency. With improvements in medicine, it is important to pay enough attention to health as well. Otherwise there will not be any use of this technological improvement. Below are 5 tips that can help you to safeguard your health for a long period of time.

1. Get plenty of restful and quality sleep

A minimum of 7 to 8 hours of sleep is required for every adult. While some might require 6 hours, for others even 9 hours of sleep might not suffice. It is recommended to sleep before 12 midnight for sufficient rest as it is better than sleeping after 12.

2. Drink clean water in plenty

Water is extremely critical for your healthy functioning as it is involved with all your organs. Without sufficient water, our bodies will become a bit sluggish and also slow both on the outside as well as inside. Thus you must aim for at least 10 full glasses of water.

Improve Your Health by Avoiding These Favorite American Foods and Drinks

the-junk-food-remedyI have noticed such an improvement in my health by following an individualized diet, that I began to share health and cooking tips with others. “Eat Right for Your Type,” by Dr. Peter D’Adamo, has helped me achieve a natural health rhythm in my body by eating food that agrees with my blood type. Eating the wrong food can cause harmful chemical reactions and I wondered what foods were wrong for everyone regardless of blood type. Dr. D’Adamo ranked food items into three categories according to blood type compatible:

  1. Highly beneficial – a food that acts like a medicine
  2. Neutral – a food that acts like a food
  3. Avoid – a food that acts like a poison

Food ranked as highly beneficial should be the highlight of your diet. Food in the neutral category can be enjoyed as part of a nutritious diet and do not contain proteins that are harmful for your blood type. Food in the avoid category act like a poison causing harmful reactions with your body’s chemistry. Here is a list of common American foods and