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Fitness Tip#210 - September 21, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

9 Health Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore


1. Crushing chest pain associated with nausea, vomiting and sweating
This is the classic symptom of a heart attack.


2. Chest pressure that feels like an elephant is sitting on you
People define their experiences differently. For one person it's pain, while for the other it's pressure. Regardless what you call that funny feeling in your chest, don't risk it.


3. Back pain that resembles a tearing sensation usually in the upper back
It could be a pulled muscle. Or it could be something far more serious: a rupture of the aorta


4. Tingling in the arms
Another textbook definition of a heart attack symptom. The numbing sensation starts in your chest and radiates down your left arm. It can also appear in your neck, right arm, teeth and stomach.


5. Undue fatigue while doing your regular chores
This one is very common in women. If you're doing your usual housework or running errands and, all of a sudden, are finding yourself feeling especially tired, it could be a sign of a cardiac condition.


6. Shortness of breath during any activity, such as walking
Another pretty significant sign that something could be wrong. Especially when paired with chest pain or pressure that goes away when you stop doing the activity. Also, having trouble breathing while lying in bed is a possible sign of heart failure.


7. Indigestion
Here’s one that always throws people off. It's an easy excuse to snub the situation. It's even more confusing when you belch and feel relief. But the truth is, indigestion may be a serious sign of coronary disease.


8. Swelling
Swelling, or edema in medical terms, is caused when the heart is not pumping adequately. If you're feeling weak and exerted while walking or have swollen ankles, plus are experiencing difficulty lying down at night, then you've got a whole slew of suspect symptoms.


9. Irregular heart beat (abnormal palpitations) and arrhythmias (a racing heart beat.


These are surefire signs that you need to go in for an evaluation. Everyone has a little heart hiccup now and then or rapid palpitations from stress or too much caffeine, but the key difference in danger is if this comes with symptoms like dizziness, light-headedness, and fainting.


STAY HEALTHY AND HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEKEND SPARKERS!!!!

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 9/21/2012 6:02PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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Genetically Modified foods!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Genetically Modified foods! Everyone needs to watch this for the sake of your health & the health of your loved ones. It'll be shocking! You can view this movie until Saturday for free.


geneticroulettemovie.com/

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CENOLA 9/22/2012 1:47PM

    i only buy organic!

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DIET_FRIEND 9/21/2012 5:14PM

    There is a lot of buzz on Facebook about GMFs. TY for sharing the link.

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Fitness Tip#209 - September 20, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What Men Can Learn From Women's Workouts

Don’t Cheat
You’re having a killer training session in the weight room. Your testosterone kicks in, and you want to go for a heavier weight, or a more macho lift. Before you go and turn your biceps curl into a back-torqueing full-body heave, stop. That cheating will only undermine your progress.


Work the Legs
When most men think “big and ripped,” they think all about the upper body – pecs, biceps, shoulders. While beach-muscles are great, you can only build them to their full potential if the appropriate hormonal response is taking place. Numerous studies show that to spike the growth hormone and Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs),


Open Your Mind
Go into any Pilates or yoga class, and women will probably outnumber men 15 to 1. That’s a big missed opportunity for most guys,

Join The Club
Almost two-thirds of group exercise participants are women, according to the IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report on Health Club Activity Usage, Trends & Analysis. Big mistake, fellas, Group classes can move you out of the plateau stage by bumping up your competitive nature.

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JAN155 9/25/2012 6:24PM

    Thank you for mentioning group fitness classes! I just taught a pretty kick-butt total body muscle class this morning....only one guy in the class. I do things that are much more challenging than most of the stuff I see in weight rooms and really wish more guys would come to muscle classes. It really adds to the dynamic of the group and is fun and motivating. Keep encouraging!!

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LADYJ6942 9/20/2012 4:06PM

    Gret job, keep at it.

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Fitness Tip#208 - September 19, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How To Improve Motivation


What will make the difference?
Find what makes you happy. This is the real secret to motivation.
If you struggle with motivation--and we all do on some level or in passing moments--it's important that you put your role in this world into context. That's why I recommend making declarations that acknowledge your deficits and areas where you'd like to improve.
Most of us settle in life. Settle for what's easy. Settle for what's convenient. Or settle for the only reality that we know. Improving motivation means changing that reality and becoming aware that there’s more in life that you want.
Here are 10 simple strategies that can help with your awareness:
1. Write 5 things you want to improve
2. Create a list of what you love--and then assess how many of those items are actually part of your life
3. Email your friends and share your goals that you haven't achieved
4. Set deadlines for personal, non-work-related goals
5. Ask your friends to list off areas in your life that you overlook
6. Visit your doctor and ask for a thorough physical of your health
7. Take a “before” picture of yourself
8. Set a challenge--it could be anything
9. Plan out a list of future goals for your career, health, and social life
10. Make a bucket list
There are an endless number of ways to create motivation. All of them revolve around a simple mindset: Pursuing the life you want. But creating a list is just the start. From here, most people typically take the wrong approach.


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DIET_FRIEND 9/20/2012 3:52PM

    You must be working on becoming a life coach with all these tips! TY for sharing!

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Fitness Tip#207 - September 18, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How to Prepare for the Triathalon

Step 1
Research the exact requirements of the triathlon you will be entering, including length of each segment, terrain, previous times of competitors in your skill range, expected weather conditions, support offered and any special rules.

Step 2
Purchase or secure all of the equipment necessary for the triathlon, including bike, wetsuit, goggles, shoes, socks, shorts, shirts and helmet.

Step 3
Create a training plan that addresses each area of the event, and set up a schedule for training for each segment.

Step 4
Create a periodization plan that considers the number of weeks or months you have prior to your event.

Step 5
Practice making transitions between events.

Step 6
Create and follow a diet plan that decreases fat and increases calories, including lean protein, complex carbohydrates and water.

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