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whirlpool tub

Monday, April 26, 2010

Relaxing in a whirlpool tub will help ease the pain of aching muscles and joints. The combination of warm water and the massage like bubbling of the jets will relax tense muscles and improve blood circulation which in general helps your body. Sore joints will be more comfortable and muscles will relax. As blood flow increases, nutrients are brought to all the body systems faster, and wastes are taken away at an equally fast pace.
Research shows that arthritis pain is considerably lessened with regular use of a whirlpool tub. The massage and heat elements that a whirlpool tub offers have proven to be extremely beneficial to arthritis patients in particular. The therapeutic properties will help put the body into a restful state, thus helping restorative processes take place.



Sunday, April 25, 2010

In the past it was thought that people should limit the number of eggs they eat because they contain dietary cholesterol, but recommendations on limiting egg consumption have now been relaxed by heart and health advisory groups in both the US and UK.
Over 30 years of prospective epidemiological surveys of heart disease risk have consistently found no relationship between dietary cholesterol or egg consumption and heart disease risk . In addition, there is strong evidence showing that the effects of cholesterol-rich foods on blood cholesterol are small and clinically insignificant in comparison with the effects of dietary saturated fatty acids which influence the level of circulating low density cholesterol to a much greater extent than dietary cholesterol in foods such as eggs.
This evidence has led to major world and UK health organizations revising their guidance, including the British Heart Foundation which has dispensed with its recommendation limiting eggs to 3-4 a week. The Food Standards Agency also advises that most people don’t need to limit how many eggs they have, if they are eating a balanced diet. The American Heart Association has also removed specific reference to eggs in their dietary recommendations.
With their significant protein, vitamin and mineral content and relatively low saturated fat content, eggs are a valuable component in a healthy diet.



Saturday, April 24, 2010

Zumba is a dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez in Colombia during the 1990s. The program combines Latin and international music with dance in an effort to make exercise fun. Zumba classes are offered through licensed instructors in more than 50,000 fitness center locations in over 75 countries. DVDs are also available for learning at home.The Zumba program is recognized by the world’s leading fitness educators, including the Aerobic Fitness Association of America, IDEA Health and Fitness Association, and the American Council on Exercise.
Beto previously attended the Maria Sanford Brazilian Dance Academy. There he became an instructor and choreographed dance routines for popular performers.
The Zumba workout provides fitness benefits because its routines feature interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms and resistance training, which are intended to tone and sculpt the body while burning fat.
Music is the key ingredient to Zumba classes. The score, created with specific beats and tempo changes, transitions the workout from one toning, strengthening or cardio move to another, thus targeting every major muscle group in the body.


lifestyle change

Friday, April 23, 2010

Skipping meals or following an extremely low-calorie diet is not in any way the answer for losing weight. If you want permanent weight loss, then listen to me.
The lack of understanding about the way to lose weight can set people up for failure. Even if you do have initial success on one of these diets, the toll it takes on your body is not at all worth it.
Why are you in this pattern of fasting, then slipping up and bingeing, then fasting again? Maybe you desperately want to lose weight for a special occasion and figure that only a couple of weeks at 800 calories a day can give you results you want. And maybe it does but then what happens when you go back to a normal eating pattern? Simply put, you're toast. While you weren't taking in enough calories, your levels of T3, the thyroid hormone that boosts your metabolism, plummeted and you slowed down your metabolism. Also, your response to insulin has taken a hit, so instead of glucose entering your cells, where it can be used for energy, your body lets it roam around in your blood, where it can cause trouble. Your sensitivity to leptin (which regulates appetite) is also reduced, so you're never quite sure when to say, "Enough!" at the table. Plus, the hormone that tells your brain you're starving, called ghrelin, shoots higher than ever. That is just the beginning of your problems. When you inevitably start gaining back weight, you start the cycle of yo-yo dieting all over again. It gets more and more frustrating every time you do it.


Importance of antioxidants

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Because LDL ( the bad cholesterol) appears to be harmless until oxidized by free radicals, it is postulated that ingesting antioxidants and minimizing free radical exposure may reduce LDL's contribution to atherosclerosis, though results are not conclusive.


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