How Modern Gyms Are Revolutionizing Fitness

download (51)Modern workout routines differ quite a bit from the highly regimented workout routines of the past. No longer are you forced to complete the same repetitive motions over and over again without achieving very significant results in the end. There are now a multitude of advanced training programs available today that are designed to burn fat and build muscle through a combination of meticulously chosen motions.

If you are looking for one of the best ways to get fit, and perhaps even ripped, you should consider participating in the fitness classes now offered in modern gyms. These classes are no ordinary gym membership classes though, because they involve the extensive use of unique strategies to get students fit. Everything from weightlifting to dancing is now commonly used during these classes to get students into the best shape of their lives.

In this way, you can get fit without suffering through the monotonous repetition of exercise routines of the distant past. This powerful combination of motions also produces muscle confusion thereby enhancing every part of the body. Exercise routines that take advantage of muscle confusion

How To Implement A Manageable Workout Program After Years Of Limited Activity

download (71)The recipe for getting fit is actually an easy one. Eat well, workout and take good care of your body. If you have spent the last several months or years leading a sedentary lifestyle, however, getting a new diet and exercise plan off the ground can be challenging. Following are a few, simple strategies that will help you get off to a proper start.

Don’t throw yourself headlong into a workout routine that is far too advanced for your current level of fitness. Although it’s important to continually challenge yourself in order to build up your strength and endurance, pushing yourself too hard can lead to extreme post-workout soreness. It can also increase your risk of injury.

Avoid high-impact activities until you have a good feel for how your body will stand up to them. This is especially important for people who are significantly overweight. These can be very jarring on the joints and bones, particularly if the joints and bones are already bearing excess weight. Start with low-impact and non-impact activities and then gradually move on to more high-energy exercises as your body feels

I Am Always Tired – Is There Something Wrong With Me?

download (70)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

Men And Postmenapausal Women Dealing With Osteoporosis

download (69)See how FORTEO helps reinforce bone in 2 ways. It is the only FDA-approved osteoporosis medicine that helps build new bone. FORTEO: Helps increase bone mass. Helps increase bone strength. Is similar to part of a protein your body produces.

It has been on the market for over 10 years to treat osteoporosis in people like you.

FORTEO is a prescription medicine given as a 20-microgram once-daily dose available in a 2.4-mL delivery device for subcutaneous injection over 28 days. Think of your commitment to FORTEO as a commitment to yourself.

Here is some Important Safety Information you should know about FORTEO: Possible bone cancer. During drug testing, the medicine in FORTEO caused some rats to develop a bone cancer called osteosarcoma. In people, osteosarcoma is a serious but rare cancer. Osteosarcoma has rarely been reported in people who took FORTEO. It is not known if people who have taken the drug have a higher chance of getting osteosarcoma.

Before you take it, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have Paget’s disease of bone, are a child or young adult whose bones are still growing,

Using New Strategies To Get Into Shape

download (64)You may not be a fan of traditional ways of working out. If the idea of running for miles or doing sets of push-ups and sit-ups does not appeal to you, you may wonder if there is another way that you can burn fat, tone your body, and improve your overall wellness. Rather than work out alone at home, you may find it more advantageous to join a regimented program that teaches you movements that help you accomplish your fitness goals while also teaching you moves that you might use in a self-defense situation. You can find out more about the program by doing some fact checking online first.

Workouts for Everyone

Someone who is new to fitness or who has not worked out in years may be unable to start a high-impact program right away. This person could experience damage to his or her bones, tendons, and ligaments, causing damage and pain. Instead, the individual might need to start slowly and learn the moves first before gaining intensity with the program.

If you have not worked out in years, you may wonder if you can

Healthiest Loser 21-Day Challenge

download (68)I only dieted (I mean seriously dieted to lose weight) once in my life, and it was such a negative experience. I was starving all the time! I felt deprived and miserable and to make things worse, I lost maybe a pound. I look back on it now and think, “What was I thinking?” That was the problem; I wasn’t thinking. I felt stressed, overwhelmed, and unhappy with the way I looked. I mindlessly reacted to my feelings and put myself on a diet.

This happened right after my first baby was born 26 years ago. I was trying to adjust to my new life situation. I was learning how to nurse my newborn which didn’t come easy for me, dealing with the fact that I had a C-section, functioning on very little sleep, and I had to say good bye to my old life (and body).

When I finally got a few hours (in a row) of sleep, I came to my senses and realized that I wasn’t helping myself by dieting. So I stopped the calorie-counting and restriction, and stepped back to re-assess.

5 Tips to Maintain Your Health for Long

download (66)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.

3. Engage in

Improve Your Health by Avoiding These Favorite American Foods and Drinks

download (65)I 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 drinks everyone should avoid:

Pork, Bacon, Ham, and

Basics and Principles of a Kinesiology

download (63)Kinesiology is commonly defined as a scientific study of non-human and human body movement. It mainly addresses biomechanical, physiological and psychological mechanisms of a particular movement. There are also many applications of this to the human health. These include orthopedics and biomechanics, conditioning and strength, rehabilitation methods and sport psychology. There are also many studies of animal motion and human motion that include a lot of measures from tracking systems of the brain and muscles. However this should not be confused with an applied Kinesiology. This is a very important field. It also has certain applications, basics and principles that are extremely important for our survival.

Basics of kinesiology

It is basically the study of nonhuman and human body movements, function and performance by applying the science of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, neuroscience and psychology. The applications of this in human- health can also include the rehabilitation professions, a physical education teacher such as occupational and physical therapy. It is also a scientific study as it does not prepare the individuals for a clinical practice. The term which is used to describe this profession is Kinesiology

Are You Bow Legged

download (67)Bowed legs also referred to as Genu Varum or Bandiness, is a deformity of the legs in which they are abnormally bent outward. This condition can sometimes be a sign of an underlying disease, such as Blount’s disease or Rickets.
Have you noticed how your knees look like?

Bow Legged Symptoms

The symptoms may include:

– Bowlegs continue beyond age 4.
– Bowing of legs is same on both sides of the body.

It is easy to know if you have it, Your knees will not touch when you stand with your feet and ankles together.

Bow Legged Causes

This condition may be seen in both knees or in only one knee. If it is seen only in one knee, the cause could be:

– Infections like osteomylitis, etc.
– Due to growth abnormalities of upper tibial epiphysis.
– Trauma near the growth epiphysis of femur.
– Tumors affecting the lower end of femur and upper end of tibia.

If it is seen in the both knees, the cause could be physiological or pathological.

Physiological:

In a new bow child and children up to 4 years, the knees are normally bent and tend

Calorie Cutting Food Swaps

download (61)If you’re looking to succeed on your weight loss diet plan, it’s vital that you take a look at some of the simple ways that you can go about reducing your calorie intake so that you can make fast progress without feeling like you’re on a very strict diet.

If the truth is told, for many people there are some very small adjustments they could make to their normal diet intake that would have a huge impact on the fat loss results that they see.

By taking the time to learn what these adjustments are and then getting them in place, you can see for yourself just how powerful they can be.

Let’s give you a few quick calorie cutting food swaps to think about.

Swap: Granola For Oatmeal

The first great swap to make is to exchange out your usual bowl of granola in the morning for some oatmeal instead. Oatmeal is very high in fiber and completely sugar free, which cannot be said for most granola cereals.

By choosing oatmeal instead, you can easily save yourself 200-300 calories in the process.

Swap: Beef For Fish

The next quick

High Intensity Interval Training for Enhanced Fitness

download (60)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,

Fueling Station

download (62)One source of your energy is your kitchen, in the broad picture anyway, just like one source of your car’s energy is the fueling station, aka the mini-mart. Think about it for a moment. In both cases you can buzz through quickly getting just what you came for, or you can dally and get more than what you came for. Either way, are you making sound decisions that make for a productive day?

Not buying the connection yet? The first similarity I see is that you stop to refuel so that you don’t run out of gas – personally or in your car. When you stop your car at the mini-mart for “gas” you have several options: three grades of gasoline, diesel, E85, and perhaps electricity (if you happen to drive an electric car, that is). If you choose the wrong fuel you could break down on the side of the road, or your car can die sooner and need replacing.

When you stop yourself for fuel in your kitchen you have lots of options: whole organic food, whole food, processed food, and junk food.

Annual Medical Checkups: Are They Necessary?

download (59)In recent years, however, much has been written about annual medical checkups – a long list of tests one must undergo every year, especially after turning 40. Considering the cost and time involved in conducting these tests, a question that arises is – Are these tests actually beneficial? And are they necessary?

The fact of the matter is that there is no one-package-suits-all solution. Pre-determined exhaustive checkups are neither necessary nor beneficial. Furthermore, such checkups are not cost effective and, in some cases, cause unnecessary additional testing and anxiety. What is critical is the time spent with one’s physician – to better determine their individual risk for certain diseases, something that may require testing in the present, and could pay off in health care savings down the road.

Here is what you need to keep in mind before you decide on what annual checkups could mean to you:

1. Analyzing the need:

The tests you need depend on your age, health, gender, and your risk factors. Risk factors might include family history, such as having a close relative with cancer, and lifestyle issues, such as smoking. Cholesterol

Mistakes When Opting For Family Chiropractic Clinics

download (58)When getting rid of body pains and problems, there are numerous options individuals can choose from. You must be aware of these treatments to ensure optimal results. One of the most effective options today is opting for treatments from family chiropractic clinics. Some individuals make mistakes when choosing a clinic. To avoid this, below are some of the most common mistakes individuals make when looking for a clinic.

Simply choosing the cheapest and nearest clinic in the area

One of the main concerns individuals need to keep in mind is to never choose the cheapest and nearest clinic in the area. When it comes to treatments, it is important to have easy access to clinics. However, there are some clinics in the area which offer insufficient treatments. Not to mention, cheap treatments are often ineffective and may even cause simple aches to become more serious health problems. Therefore, invest time to check the credibility of the clinic before getting their services.

Directly opting for a treatment without consultation

The next mistake individuals need to be aware of when opting for family chiropractic clinics is never to directly

Following Your Fitness Intuition

images (22)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 (57)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 have a

How to Identify the Best Heart Hospital

What makes one hospital better than the other? What are the characteristics of the best heart hospital? Only a very few hospitals are considered remarkable in their field of expertise. There are many factors to be considered when categorizing hospitals and selecting the best heart hospital. Along with the expertise of the cardiac surgeons, they also must have competent support staff, latest technology equipment and great rehabilitation and recovery facilities.

Surgeons and physicians

Heart specialists and heart surgeons form the core of a heart hospital. Their expertise decides the number of successful cases. Advanced heart research in the field of heart care, treatment and surgery should be encouraged. Surgeons and physicians have a great reputation and are preferred by their patients for performing heart surgeries.

Support Staff

The support staff should have minimal yet adequate knowledge of heart ailments. Nurses should be able to appropriately help during surgery and understand how the equipment in the operating theatre works. Their promptness also contributes to the success of the heart operation.

Services offered

While comparing heart care centers, it is also important to take a look at the services they offer. Preventive and urgent care methods are adopted by most of the top cardiac hospitals. The heart related

5 Tips to Aid in Daily Living

download (55)As 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 adding numerous safety features to

How Does Oxygen Travel Through the Body?

download (54)Oxygen is the most important element for sustaining life on earth. It is said to constitute half of the mass of our planet. Apart from being vital for sustaining life, it is the 2nd largest consumed gas in the industry. Because of its oxidation properties, it is used in sustaining burning processes in the industry. Coming back to our point-oxygen being the vital element for sustaining life, it is transported to our lungs via respiration. After reaching the lungs, it gets dissolved into blood.

After dissolving into blood, it travels throughout the length and breadth of our bodies. How does oxygen travel to different parts of the body from lungs? It is an important question for understanding the circulation of the non-metallic element in every cell. Each cell inside our body needs oxygen to stay alive. It is needed in each cell of the body for burning of food in order to release energy, which is used for running their functions.

Now, you might just as well ask how oxygen reaches into every cell of the body. Being dissolved into blood, it travels via blood