Monday, January 19, 2015

Health and Wellbeing - Be Realistic and Honest With Yourself

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Our Health is something we all should take seriously, after all we only have one body and one time here, so we might as well make the best of it and live a healthy life, so we can enjoy it for as long as we can.


When it comes to our health, we first and foremost must be realistic and honest about what we want. What is it we are after when it comes to our health and wellbeing? If you say to yourself, OK! I want to be like one of these sports stars, incredibly fit and in shape or I want to look like a model, then you are going to have to put some serious training in, and I mean serious. Training is going to take up a very large portion of your life, depending on what level of health / fitness you are aiming for. You could be training 6 to 7 times a week, maybe even twice a day. Rest will also be incredibly important, does your life allow you to have a solid 8 hours sleep a night? Does your life allow you to take rests during the day? These are also important questions you need to ask yourself. You will have to carefully watch what types of food you consume, limit yourself with sugars, fats and such. Lots of protein and carbohydrates.You are going to have to have a very strict diet. You probably will have to give up a lot of the things every day people take for granted, no snacking late at night, limited amounts of alcohol, in other words, focused. That is the reality of it. Yes, I know this may seem a very obvious thing to write, but we do have a tendency to be unrealistic with ourselves. We set almost impossible goals and then get discouraged and lose faith and heart when we don't get to where we want, or what we want.


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Headaches Remedies - Some Tips For Headache Remedies You Can Try at Home!

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Headaches - I bet you've had them and the fact that you are reading this makes me think you probably have, or know someone that has, a continuing problem with headaches. Most people suffer from headaches at some time, some people much more than others. Headaches can range in severity from mild, to extremely painful migraines.


If you suffer from tension headaches you will feel a tightness around your head and a dull ache. You may feel like you have something squeezing your head. Tension headaches are caused by muscle contractions due to stress and may continue for days or even weeks usually until the stress trigger is relieved.


If you are suffering from migraine headache you will usually have pain on one side of the head, often a throbbing pain behind the eye or near the temple and can also go through to the back of the head. These headaches may also have other symptoms accompanying them such as nausea, vomiting and sometimes auras.


Although there are many medications you can get over the counter for headaches and even prescription medications for severe headaches, many people don't like taking medications on a continuing basis, so why not try some home remedies to ease the pain of your headache.


Here are a few headaches remedies that may help....


1. Wheat bag - a wheat bag can be warmed up in the microwave and then placed on the side of your head with the headache or even on the back of your neck. This can help to relax your muscles and help ease the pain and discomfort.


2. Sometimes a cold pack can help by cooling your head and numbing the pain. A cold pack is not all that comfortable to have against your skin so you may want to wrap it in a tea towel.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Headaches Treatment - Natural Cures That Work

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Most headaches are caused by muscle tension in the head, neck and shoulder areas, often caused by strenuous work or bad posture of the body. Before running to the drug store to take pain relief medications like Advil, Aleve or Tylenol, there are natural remedies and supplements that can prevent, reduce and even eliminate the pain.


What are some effective natural headaches treatment that works?


There are many natural remedies that work to cure headaches, the ones listed below are commonly used and is shown to be effective for many people suffering from constant or occasional headaches including migraine headaches.


Magnesium


This mineral has been studied for preventing and treating migraine headaches and experts believe it can be helpful in curing tension headaches as well. Magnesium is essential for the nervous system and blood vessels to function properly. Researchers discovered through clinical trials that people suffering from migraine headaches seem to have lower blood levels of magnesium than those who do not.


The recommended dose is 200 mg three times daily. Lower dose may be effective for some people as well.


Feverfew


Feverfew is a very popular and effective herb for headaches treatment. It is traditionally used to get rid of migraine headaches. It can be helpful for other types of headaches such as tension headaches as well.


Experts suggest using a standardized product rather than the raw herbs. This will ensure that you get the same amount of the active ingredient parthenolides from bottle to bottle.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Health Care - Who Really Cares?

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Health care is a hot political topic - but most of the attention focuses on how Americans will get their health care costs covered. While this is important, a much bigger issue often flies under the radar. The question that most people don't ask should be 'Is our health care system really designed to improve your health?'


What's the Business Model in Health Care?


Let's look at a typical business model (Yes, health care is a business). Companies are in business to make a profit in exchange for products or services that improve people's lives. Whether it's a lawn mower company making it easier for you to care for your yard or an airline company getting you where you need to go. The basic premise is the same. They help you in exchange for payment. If they don't provide a quality product or service they quickly run out of people to sell to.


There are only three ways that a business can increase it's profits. 1. Get more customers or clients. 2. Increase how many times existing customers or clients buy products or services. 3. Increase the profit margin on each transaction. That's it. All business growth fits into one of those 3 areas.


Now let's look at those in the context of the health care business. Presumably, health care is supposed to improve your health, which makes you less likely to need health care in the future. So how do health care businesses grow?


Health care companies cannot really use strategy #1. In order to get more customers there would have to be more sick people in need of health care services. That would mean that companies could not promote prevention because that would reduce the number of sick people.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Health and Weight Loss Benefits of Acai Drink

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Any product touting the promising label of anti-aging and weight loss properties may seem too good to be true. However, an emerging little purple berry from the Brazilian Amazon has proven this dream combination possible. The best part is that you can drink it! Acai berry drinks are popping up all over the market. This elite superfood holds a proven track record of success when it comes to health benefits including weight loss as well as, the prevention of premature aging, heart disease, and cancer.


Go to any grocer and you can find acai products down nearly every isle. The juice isle alone boasts many combinations of acai flavored drinks. Some are just enhanced with acai. Many acai berry drinks on the market are diluted with water. It is important to find a drink containing 100% juice so you reap all the benefits. Pure acai juice can be found at many health food stores. Most are found through private vendors or online stores.


What exactly are these benefits?


The acai berry is a reddish purple fruit found on the acai palm of the Amazon. It is rich in flavonoids and anthocyanins. Both are powerful antioxidants that build a defense system in the body against stress. Anthocyanins are the properties found in red, purple, and blue fruits responsible for the rich colors. Acai is closely related to other super foods like blueberries, red grapes, and red wine.


The pulp of the acai contains an extraordinary amount of health benefits. This densely purple drink carries ten times more antioxidants that red grapes, helping to fight premature aging. Amino acids, the building block of lean muscle, combine with trace minerals in acai boast regeneration of healthy muscle tissue. The acai berry also provides an incredible amount of essential fatty acids to aid in the prevention of heart disease and promotes digestive health.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Health and Fitness - Everything You Need to Know to Stay Healthy

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Health and fitness go together, just like milk and cookie, cake and tea, coffee and cream. They make a great team - one that can help us live a longer and better life. Thus, it is essential that we find out as much as we can about how to stay healthy and fit, a task that many people should not but take for granted.


These days, you can notice a number of negative changes in the world we live in. The air isn't is as clean and clear as it once was centuries ago, the water contaminated in many parts of the globe, the forests destroyed and nearly bare. Our way of living isn't as pure as we need it to be, and technological advancements, many though they may be, cannot save us from the consequences of our own actions. As the earth continues to deteriorate, so do the threats to our health and fitness keep on growing. It is up to us to do something about it, and it is our responsibility to ensure the well being not only of our own selves but also that of future generations.


And so we should pay attention and patronize activities that promote health and fitness. When it comes to staying healthy and fit, one of the most common concepts involved is proper diet. The number of obesity cases continue to rise every year, particularly in North America, and contrary to what products marketed as weight loss solutions claim, pills or supplements cannot put an end to obesity and other weight-related problems. Instead of relying on advertising baloney, we should create a plan made of tried and tested methods and do everything we can to achieve our goals. One of the best ways to go about this is to make a personalized menu. Every human anatomy is different; your body's needs are different from mine. Consulting a nutritionist is a good idea; he or she can tell us which foods to avoid (excessive eating of oily and fatty foods is always a no-no) and which to stock up on (good carbs, lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and grains, to name a few). Commitment is necessary, as well as patience; it can take weeks before our bodies adjust.


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Monday, December 1, 2014

Health and Weight Loss Through Yoga

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As you might already have heard, excess weight and obesity have become the plague of this century. With our sedentary lifestyles and food liberality are causing us to put ourselves at risk. It would seem that even those of us who try to keep ourselves in fit body-shapes, all while still enjoying fast-food aren't getting any thinner. The mediums now representing that of the "super size" of our past. It is no wonder that we have begun as a society to super-size ourselves.


Unfortunately this super-size me society doesn't stop merely at adults, instead effecting our children as well. As most children are now more content to sit and watch television or play video games, than play with their friends. Of which is a direct reflection on parents in this world, of whom work too much during the day. Often times coming home to flop down on the couch and "zone out" to the latest television series.


However these aren't the only reasons for obesity in people. From poor eating habits, heightened stress levels, lack of exercise, thyroid conditions, and many more can all become factors in contributing to obesity.


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To keep yourself within proper health, or to avoid any adverse health risks of obesity. It is important for you to take an active role in getting control of your weight. That isn't to say that you should pick up the next fad diet. Instead, you should practice a lifestyle that aids in healthy weight. Both in managing your eating habits, and burning more calories than you intake in a daily basis.