Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

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Monday, September 17, 2012


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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Zumba Workout And Fitness And Its Origins

Zumba has been the word on many of people's lips as of late, be it on the news, on the internet or in the passing conversation heard at work whilst enjoying your coffee. You might be forgiven for believing that Zumba it is just another obscure fringe form of dance or some fad out of Hollywood, but think again Zumba is a tangible and highly accessible new form of dance based workout. It is a workout and fitness achieving tool for achieving better health and what is more is highly enjoyable and allows you to meet new people through dance and that is always a good thing in my book. Zumba unlike many other forms of dance is free from the convention of having to partner up with someone and hence no need to feel the embarrassment and shyness some people experience when first taking up ballroom or Latin dance forms; moreover this means you don't need to do Zumba with a partner or have to worry about finding someone to dance with and we all know asking someone to dance takes some bravery when not accustomed to doing it.
So to surmise Zumba is a brilliant workout, it improves fitness and general health and is a great way to get off the sofa and out of the house and to enjoy and achieve the fitness and health you have always wanted.
Where did Zumba originate from? Zumba is attributed to being contrived by Alberto "Beto" Perez a native of Cali Columbia, Alberto was during the mid-1990's a fitness and aerobics instructor and taught the traditional moves associated with his craft and had done this for a while. But as with some things they just seem to happen out of nothing; a happy accident if you will. Alberto one day left his usual aerobics music at home and instead had to improvise the music for his class. What Alberto did was use mix tapes of the music he that he grew up with such as Salsa and Merengue, and as if by magic Alberto had come up with a new way to dance to music and one that allowed the music to truly inspire how you moved. Thus Zumba as a dance inspired workout and fitness regime was born and a new way to achieve health and fitness and have fun whilst doing it had arrived.
In 1999 Alberto bought Zumba to America and was approached by businessmen Alberto Perlman and Alberto Aghion, they together decided upon the brand name Zumba Fitness and trademarked the name Zumba. In the following years Zumba's potential as a workout and fitness program really came into its own. DVD's were launched and with the Zumba Fitness Party brand really becoming widely known saw the first academy set up to train new instructors to teach this new dance inspired fitness phenomena. In 2008 the widely successful Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD was realised featuring Alberto Perez himself along with new Zumba Fitness stars Tanya Beardsley and Gina Grant. More recently for all the video game enthusiasts (myself included) a Zumba Fitness game was launched on all the major game consoles, the Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Are You Physically and Emotionally Broken? - The Road to Health and Wellness

Today seventy five percent of the world's population is walking around in pain and is suffering from some type of health disorder or disease. All of these disorders or diseases are brought on by four physical factors; trauma, toxins, stress, and nutrient deficiencies. Your illness did not overcome you in a day, a week, or a month, it has taken a life time of constant bombardment of physical, emotional, and environmental elements and events that surround you every day.
You are not 100% blameless! You were a key component and have participated in your physical and emotional demise. All of your life you have been given the guideline to maintain health and wellness. Unfortunately, most all of us ignored what we were told and we failed to practice the healthy habits put before us. The good news is that you can turn many of your health issues around no matter the level of your current physical or emotional condition. Can you gain full recovery, maybe, it depends if you have done permanent damage to organs in your body.
In areas where you have not, a full recovery can be expected. The key to the level of recovery is your willingness to invest your time, energy, and the resources needed to recover. Meaning you will need to apply effort if you want to change your ultimate physical outcome. The information that you are about to learn will change your life forever once applied. It will provide you a higher quality of life, more energy, and emotional clarity and strength.
If you want this you will read on. You need to continue to learn good health habits and apply them on a daily basis. These habits are not difficult and can be accomplished by everyone who is willing to follow them. It will take focus and discipline. One of the keys to your success is appointing a wellness coach; as they will keep you accountable, encourage you regularly, and admonish you when needed. None of us are strong enough to maintain the discipline or focus without someone keeping us on track. You will be expected to push yourself just enough, enabling you to move forward.
But you will never be expected to punish yourself. This is what a coach provides, they know the difference between torture and progress. They gradually add health habits to your daily regiment as you become capable to endure them. And as you do you will be feeling better and stronger. But first, let's analyze how you got into your current condition. Pain and stiffness are the results from years of exposure to trauma, toxins, stress, and nutrient deficiencies. In many cases people are diagnosed as having fibromyalgia.
This diagnosis is stage one of a four stage complex physiological phenomenon that will occur if you do not take measures to rid yourself of these health issues. The first stage begins with fibromyalgia then leads on to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, with the final outcome of Post Distress Disorder. You may be in one or more of these stages, and utilizing medications will not reverse this process. Medications alleviate the symptoms, reduce your pain, but will only prolong the inevitable, and your physical and emotional condition will continue to decline and shorten your life.
The conditions you are suffering from, in many cases, started at seven to nine years of age. And you have developed coping mechanisms denying the symptoms and over time you have allowed them to take control and dominate your body and you are no longer able to heal and recover from the environment surrounding you.. All of these disorders and diseases are caused by an overreaction to your immune system.
Finally it reaches a point to where your immune system completely breaks down, and even the slightest health issue puts you in a complete tail spin. The primary mechanism that the body uses to ward off foreign objects or over baring emotional responses is through a process call inflammation. There is good inflammation and there is bad inflammation. Good inflammation protects the body through the following processes, swelling, creating heat to kill infections, pain to notify the brain that you are hurt, and it causes the body to send nutrients to the damaged or infected areas for healing. Inflammation is brought on by trauma, toxins, stress, and nutrient deficiencies.
Bad inflammation is inflammation that is out of control and never turns off. This is known as chronic inflammation. When this occurs, the body's immune system remains on twenty four hours a day. When this happens healing in the body shuts down. Your body is now unable to provide your system the nutrients and healing capability that it needs. So you become in constant pain, have lack of energy, and in many cases run fevers throughout your body continuously.
Your immune system continues to run, but no healing is taking place. Your body does not have enough nutritious materials to heal itself. When this continues over a long period of time you eventually become disabled. There is a way out, even if your doctor tells you that there is not and you are stuck where you are at. If you are ready to make a positive change in your life you will read on.
This article gives you the steps that you will need to take, to make the necessary improvements to your health and your life. But first, here is a little reality check for you. I am 55 years old. I have an auto immune disease call Neurosarcoidosis. All of my doctors told me that it was not curable and that I needed to resolve myself that my life of pain and discomfort was what I had to look forward to. This was the conclusion from working 60 to 70 hours weekly for 30 years. My body was over inflamed, my immune system was in over drive, and the final outcome was a complete physical and emotional breakdown.
This chronic inflammation manifested itself in Neurosarcoidosis. For thirteen years I lived this nightmare with no hope for change. Then out of the blue a friend called me and offered me a product that would relieve my pain. I wanted the relief, but I wanted much more than that. I wanted to feel good all over again, I wanted to be able to do the things I use to be able to do. Paint the house, work in the yard, go for walks, play golf, and simply bend over and touch my toes. What I was about to discover was, I could now do all of these things again in my life that I was wanting to do. Was it going to be easy? No! But it was possible, So here goes.
There are steps that you can take to get your health and life back. Step #1: You need to be willing to change your daily habits. You need to purpose, to feel good again. You need to want to feel good. And most importantly you need to believe that you can feel good again. This needs to be a personal goal of yours. If it is not you will fail. But let me make this very clear to YOU! If you fail it will be your failure a lone, no one and nothing else will have caused this failure. You will not be able to blame anyone but yourself for not getting better.
Not your doctor, your family, your friends, or even God. All of your doctors have been telling you that it is not your fault, you could not help it, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is all a lie. You can go ahead and get mad at me, get angry, say I don't know what I am talking about. Who does he think he is? I know who I am. I am that someone who beat the odds because I was unwilling to listen to all of my doctors that told me I had to go into a corner and die. The choice is yours.
You can continue to read on, or you can delete this article. Step #2: Now that you are on board, you will need to make some changes in your life. These changes need to be done slowly over time, but they must be done consistently.
You will start out slow and you will add more to your daily routine as you are capable. It took you years to get where you are at and it will take you time to get back to a healthier state. It has taken me over a year to normalize. Remember you will need a coach to see you through. I am not at 100%, I am at about 75% and I am getting better every day.
Here is a list of things that you will need to incorporate in to your personal wellness journey.
• You will need to incorporate deep breathing into your daily activities (three times each day)
• You will need to drink plenty of water each day (one half your body weight in ounces every day)
• You will need to do stretching exercises each day (this is a gradual process)
• You will need to listen to audios every day to learn about health and fitness
• You will need to lose weight if need be and it is required that you are committed to do this.
• You must stay in contact with your coach 5 times each week to review your progress and to receive encouragement
• You will need to commit to a daily regimen taking the nutrients your body needs
• You must be willing to change your sleeping habits
• You must be willing to change your eating habits (eat only healthy foods)
• You must be willing to learn how to forgive yourself and others
• You must be willing on a daily basis to have quiet and meditation time
• You must be willing each day to perform some type of exercise routine (five to ten minutes daily)
• You must be willing to put this first on your priority list of things to do each day You are a unique person and your program will be tailored for you. You will go at the pace that you are able to, but that does not mean comfortable with. You need to learn to push yourself without killing yourself.
• This is your life, do you want it back.
• Failure is not an option
• Success is a matter of will power
If you choose not to follow a long it is a guarantee you will have a shorter and lower quality of life Over the past year these are the results that I received:
• My blood pressure was reduced from 144/95 to 120/80
• My pulse was reduced from 84 bpm to 73 bpm
• My blood oxygen was increase from 89% to 97%
• My weight loss was 277 lbs to 230 lbs My doctors were completely blown away by my progress...
I am now able to exercise for up to one hour and a half every other day incorporating aerobic exercises, sit ups, and weight lifting. All of this is done considering my current capabilities and I never over strain or try to accomplish more than I am capable of.
You too can be put on a similar program. This is my gift of health; to individuals like you who really want to get their lives back. It does not matter if you are 20 or 80 years old I have a program for you. The goal is to feel better and to live a higher quality of life. If you really want this, I will help you accomplish this.
The keys to your success are; a desire to succeed, a commitment to reach your goals, an accountability partner (without this you will fail, one must be accountable to someone beside them self), a plan that will work for you. So do not procrastinate, contact me NOW!!! Warm regards and best wishes to meet your health goals!!!
For you or anyone to become healthy once again, they need to make the decision that they are going to do what it takes. Most everyone will tell you that you are wasting your time; that you are who you are and where you are suppose to be.
Well I am here to tell you that you that this is not true and you are not stuck with your current life. And the reason I know this is because somewhere around you there is someone or something that is out there waiting to help you to fulfill your life purposes. And I know that your life purpose for you right now is to getting well. And I also know that, that someone is me and the something is a Company by the name of TriVita. Together our mission is to share health and wellness around the world. We do this by helping individuals like you complete their personal wellness journey, on a day by day basis, one step at a time to giving them their health back.
If you are willing to allow us to lead, share with, and mentor you; you can once again live a life of heath and wellness. The choice is yours, it is but a phone call or email away. But before you accept our offer please go to the following website and list in a four part series that will help you to understand how you are in the condition you are in. And then take the time to watch a short video call the 10 Essentials to health and wellness.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Single, Most Important Thing You Can Add to Your Diet for Optimal Health

I've heard different advice as what is the best thing to do right now to change your diet. Eat less carbs, eat less fat, eat less...
This is all great advice, but there is one single piece of advice that transcends all of these tips--and that is to have one fresh vegetable juice a day.
There is no better way to get whole nutrients, get more energy and feel fantastic than to drink at least one vegetable juice a day.
Good news for the busy person, is that you will find juicers at most local health food stores, so you'll never have to clean the machine and prepare them yourself!
When you juice a vegetable you separate the enzymes, vitamins and minerals from the fiber. This gives you a concentrated mix that will put you bounds ahead in your health and fitness.
Juicing can be better than other types of supplementation because the nutrients are still fresh and none of them are damaged because of heat, cold, exposure or any other factor that can deplete their potency.
The effects of adding fresh fruit and vegetable juices to your diet can be seen in days. Many people I have worked with tell me their skin and blemishes clear up, scratches and injuries heal faster and overall energy levels rise dramatically.
If you've never had a fresh vegetable juice--and I don't mean any of the juices that you see in the grocery stores in the bottles--I want you to go to the local health store and see if they make them. Most of them do have juicers on the premises. Ask for something simple and try it. You'll be amazed at how good it tastes!
If you've already juiced before either wipe the dust of your old machine or go out and buy a new one. A juicer can run anywhere from $80.00-$4000.00, but to start don't spend a bunch of money. A centrifugal juicer is fine to start. This type of juicer will juice any hard vegetable and some leafy vegetables. There are other types--press, screw and wheatgrass--but this is the best way to start. Click here for juicer reviews.
Start with pleasant tasting vegetables and fruits. Carrots, beets, apples, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes and grapes are the best to start. Mix them together or just have them alone. Once you start to enjoy fresh juice then you can explore other combinations and vegetables. If you're anything like me, you probably experiment a bit with different flavors and ingredients not knowing what to expect!
If you are struggling to find different ingredients... beets, kale, spinach or cabbage are just a few to try in your next mixture.
Try putting garlic in your juice to boost your immune system, ginger to aid in digestion or cilantro to give it an added fresh flavor for the summer!
Be sure to buy produce that is organically grown. These fruits and vegetables are loaded with more nutrients and have none of the pesticides you'll find in non-organic foods.
Also be sure to clean your juicer after each use to avoid any mold growth that will compromise all the wonderful benefits of fresh juices.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Boost Your Mental Health And More With These 4 Flavonol Benefits

The flavonols are a group of health boosting phytonutrients that can be found in fruits, vegetables and tea. They have been linked with cancer prevention, reduced inflammation and more. In this article I will be taking a detailed look at these plant based nutrients and outlining 4 key flavonol benefits.
Mental health is often neglected when it comes to health and fitness. People often focus on how healthy eating will affect the way they look but they never consider the effect that certain foods can have on their mental health. Eating the flavonols can give your brain a serious boost by preventing depression and possibly treating mental disorders.
Cancer is a seriously unpleasant disease which causes your cells to grow in a rapid, uncontrollable way. Ultimately, this leads to the formation of a tumour which may become cancerous. If the tumour does become cancerous it damages the surrounding cells and moves to other areas of the body. The good news is that 1 of the brilliant flavonol benefits is cancer prevention. Research has revealed that these health boosting nutrients all have cancer fighting properties and can protect you from this nasty disease.
Inflammation is a controlled process where your body responds to infection, injury, irritation or stress. It causes the affected areas to become hot, painful, red and swollen as your body fixes the problem. Whilst it is unpleasant, in most cases inflammation is a good sign as it shows your body has responded and is dealing with any potential damage. However, sometimes an external factor causes unnecessary inflammation which is dangerous and can also damage your body's cells. Fortunately, the flavonols can help you avoid this by acting as anti-inflammatories (substances that reduce unnecessary inflammation in the body).
The immune system is 1 of the most important protective structures in your body. It keeps you safe from diseases, foreign bodies and infections. Another of the amazing flavonol benefits is that they can strengthen this impressive system and improve your ability to fight disease and infection which can help you stay healthy and disease free all year round.
The flavonols are a brilliant example of the power of plant based foods. Not only are fruits, nuts and vegetables rich in essential vitamins and minerals but they are also a brilliant source of non-essential, health boosting nutrients such as flavonols. Apples, almonds, berries, peppers, spinach and tea are all excellent sources of these plant based foods. So have a look at the list and make sure you consume at least some of these foods on a regular basis.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Benefits of Getting Fit

We can grow old graciously fighting the aging process and winning. Exercise and good nutrition are critical to our well being, today and in our later years. Let's find out...
Muscle Endurance & Strength Training Many physiologists and researchers consider muscle conditioning to be the true fountain of youth, the "magic pill" to reverse or prevent a significant portion of the aging process. A good number of the changes people experience as they age are due to a loss of muscle mass. If we can maintain a significant amount of muscle tissue, we can expect to age much more slowly. Research indicates that general strength training can achieve the following results.
How Can It Improved Your Fitness With a well-planned fitness program and a good diet with good nutrition supplements can increased our strength by up to 226.7 per cent. This is a huge boost for you.
When you have done eight weeks of physical and strength training, your lean tissue would increased by 1.3 kilograms (about 3 pounds). It's estimated that each half kilo of muscle that you have on your body will burn an additional 30 to 40 calories every day. This will definitely raises your metabolic rate, in fact, by seven per cent. If you gain 1.5 to two kilos of muscle, you will be burning 90 to 160 extra calories every day just by having more muscle on your body. This makes it so much easier for you to maintain your body weight and keep your body fat levels at a minimum.
After three months of strength exercise, you could lose about two and half kilos of fat in weight while eating 15 per cent more calories.
After four months of strength exercise you could increased your bone mineral density. The result of a good health and fitness program could result in you reducing the risk of osteoporosis. This is good news for women who over the age of 40. Those who engage in strength training not only do not lose bone mass but actually experience a one per cent gain in bone mass.
What Could Regular Strength Training Do For You?
  • Help to increase your walking speed and climbing power.
  • Help you to have a good body balance and result in you decreasing the risk of falling. A study of women over the age of 40 found that the sedentary subjects experienced an eight per cent decline in balance, while those who practiced strength training demonstrated good improvement.
  • Could help to reduce your blood pressure after 2 months
  • Improved your blood lipid levels, especially for those who have high cholesterol in their blood.
  • Reduced arthritic pain
  • Reduced low-back pain after 10 weeks of specific strength exercise.
  • Those who have postural problems could be treated by following a structured muscle conditioning program. This will result in improving your posture.
On top of all these benefits, muscle looks good, and it improves our posture so that we carry ourselves better and with more confidence. We move differently, with greater coordination and agility, and our performance in recreational pursuits is enhanced significantly."Knowing is not enough: we must apply! Waiting is not enough; we must do." Johann W. Goethe
Kylie Hong is an fitness enthusiast.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What's In and What's Out in the World of Weight Loss and Fitness

I'm under the impression that the health and fitness world wants to keep the information that I'm about to tell you as a guarded secret. Why? So we don't lose our jobs! If everyone one knows what's new and hot in the industry, who needs to fitness professional, right?
Well, I'm willing to take the chance and actually give you the information--burst the bubble and tell you what the buzz is in our little world--so you can get a quick start in 2007 on your fitness and health goals and get yourself in the shape you've always dreamed of.
There's always new and incredible products on the market and believe me some of these things are absolutely awesome! But others, as I'm sure you know are complete duds... how many of you still have the Thigh Master?
Which diet should you try? Which supplements should you buy? Where is everyone exercising this year?
This year it looks like some of the old standbys, I mean thousand year old standbys, are in, while some of the fads of 2006 are fading fast--soon to be outdated and replaced with what REALLY works!
So without further ado, here's a list of what's in for 2006 and what is old new from 2005.
Atkins is OUT
Sorry, no more pepperoni and sausage pizzas sans crust. The Atkins company went under last year after operating briefly without it's fearless leader, Dr. Robert Atkins, who died of complications from a fall on the ice in 2004... which certainly is something I've always found fishy... considering the heart risks that come with his diet. Could something like an MI cause a sudden collapse on a slippery sidewalk? Hmmm.
The Atkins Diet helped people lose record weight, but also caused greasy skin, raised cholesterol and increased the chance of the yo-yo diet by promoting a way of eating that at best could be called "grossly unnatural".
Raw Foods IN!
Carol Alt is our new leader. The raw food revolution has taken its hold due to her persistent work and promotion. More people are recognizing the benefits of raw foods and how they can increase your health.
Diets full of raw foods--30-40% is OK, 50-60% is excellent--will help lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, regulate blood sugar levels, help you lose weight and get you healthy in no time.
What's so special about uncooked foods? Much of the cooked and packaged foods we eat are completely depleted of nutrients because of the way they are prepared. Raw foods not only keep the nutrients intact--just as nature wanted--they also carry live enzymes that your body needs for great health and fitness.
Get out and buy a book or two on how to cook (sorry... "prepare"!) raw foods, incorporate them into your diet once a day and you'll see the difference immediately!
Bench Press OUT
Sorry, Muscleheads, the bench press is old news. Keep piling on the weight and watch your shoulders and rotator cuff disintegrate. Other exercises that are definitely out for the recreational lifter are: Leg Curls (Quad and Hamstring), Dead Lift and Military Press.
Each of these exercises are too often abused and cause a large number of gym injuries every year.
If you do them, be sure you have a trained fitness professional help you with your form... but even then be wary, they were most likely trained in the old school.
Body Weight Exercises IN!
Could you believe that exercises over 5000 years old could be making a comeback?!?!
There's a reason they are still around... they work!!!
Exercises like the Upward Dog/Downward Dog, Hindu Squat, and the Sun Salute are coming back big time because exercise professionals have seen their benefits over and over and over again.
These exercises don't isolate, they give you a full body workout stimulating all your muscle groups, your GI system, your nervous system and your heart. Talk about efficiency!
Hydrogenated Oils OUT!
No more Trans-Fats! We won't take it anymore!
For those of you who don't know, trans-fats or hydrogenated oils are what the big food companies have been putting in your snack foods since the 1960's to extend the shelf life of their products.
These are modified oils that can take a serious toll on the body--scaring arteries and causing heart disease.
You body reads these fats just like it would other fats and distributes them accordingly... problem is, the trans-fats don't do the same functions that the regular fats do... in fact they do NOTHING except hang around and clog your arteries.
Next time you pick up any packaged food, look at the ingredients. If you see hydrogenated oils (or partially) put it down and try a new product without them! Beware, this might be a trying task. Many of the foods we eat have been loaded with this stuff for years.
But if you stick it to the trans-fats, your body will thank you!
Cod Liver Oil... IN!
You heard me right. Cod Liver Oil is IN!
Your grandmother might be proud to hear it... but many people think gross, gross and more gross!
But what's great is that you can get the oil in pill form for those of you how don't like the thought of swigging a tablespoon of this miracle oil every morning.
Why is it good for you?
Vitamin E and Omega 3 Oils are essential for your circulation and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease! Good fats work wonders for your heart.
In the winter, get a product like Carlson's that has vitamins A and D added. The A will help with your skin, eyes and mucus membranes. And since you're probably away from the sun more often than not in the cold months, you can get the D from the oil for strong bones and calcium absorption!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Is Taking Care of Your Health a Christian Responsibility? (Part II)

Let me relay a real life story. When I lived near Atlanta I attended a medium size church of 400 to 500 in attendance. This church had a pretty vibrant service program. I was riding to one of our community service ventures with a well respective gentleman from the church. This fellow was in his early 40s. He had the build of a one time football player. He was strong, he had huge hands and a handshake that felt like a vice. He was also a very kind and soft-spoken person who helped out with the churches service program quite a bit.
Unfortunately, this once well conditioned man was fairly oblivious to good dietary and fitness habits and his health was beginning to show it. He just about always seemed tired. Knowing him fairly well as I did, I don't think he had been involved in much, if any, exercise in quite a while. On our way to this charitable function we came upon one of the popular fast food restaurants. His eyes lit up as he told me that he just didn't have time to eat breakfast at home thiat morning, so if it was all right with me we would just stop in here and get a quick bite. Besides, the least of things he wanted to do was to be late. He didn't have time to eat a healthy breakfast at home. After all, he was too busy attending to what he felt was his "Christian responsibility".
Let's pause here and cogitate for a minute. What is our Christian responsibility? Would it have been better for my friend to take an extra 15 minutes and ate a decent breakfast? Maybe he would have been 10 minutes late, but maybe he would have had the strength to work 20 additional minutes. Or maybe if he would have been practicing good health and fitness habits he may have felt better, got up earlier and arrived 10 minutes ahead of time.
Our health is so important, not only to us but to everyone around us. When we feel good we demonstrate a far more pleasant attitude and we are able to help people more and better. The beauty of it is that for a large part, the choice is ours. Our health, to a great extent, is a function of the health and fitness habits that we practice on a daily basis. Often times we hear Christians saying that they don't have time to exercise; they are too busy serving others. Or, they are so occupied with charitable projects that they seem to believe they need to eat unhealthy food more than they should. Or that their serving is somehow going to make up for their poor health and fitness habits. I think that such people are sadly mistaken. Or do I dare suggest that maybe, just maybe, some people are taking the easy way out? After all, it is nice to be thought of as the mercenary who is so caring that he helps others at the expense of himself or herself.
The good news is that if you find yourself following a path that leads away from good health you can change your course. Good health and fitness habits are not a matter of some mysterious arcanum that only a reserved few have insight into. In fact, most of these habits were taught to us when we were children. Let's keep the big picture in mind. Which path is going to help people the most and inconvenience others the least over the long haul?
Jesus did teach us to "love our neighbor as ourselves." Notice the word "as". Was Jesus telling us to only moderately love our neighbor? I think not. The obvious implication is to love our neighbor greatly, as we do ourselves. If we love ourselves we really should do our best to take care of our ourselves. To be in the best health we can so we can enjoy life and help others. I firmly believe doing our best to maintain good health is our Christian responsibility and it is one that we should not take lightly.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Exercise and Fitness: You Don't Need to Feel Good to Feel Good

You have probably heard the old saying, "It takes money to make money."
It is absolutely true that if you already have some money, you can use it to make more.
However, what do the experts say if you don't have any money to make money with?
They tell you to do something to get the money you need. They recommend taking an extra job, asking for a raise, getting training in a better paying field, changing jobs, and other possible steps. Financial advisor Dave Ramsey, and others, also recommend getting "more money" by decreasing expenditures.
In other words, they tell those who are interested in learning how to have more money to make changes in the way they do things. They tell them to make substantive changes in many different areas of their lives to achieve their financial goals and dreams.
Many who follow this sort of advice get out from under the crushing burden of debt, find new pleasures and joys in life, and some even achieve the status of "millionaire" after years of being deeply in debt.
However, it takes effort, commitment, and often sacrifice for them to reach these new levels of wealth and prosperity. It requires them to make a decision to change from the paradoxically "comfortably uncomfortable" lifestyle that they assumed was "how things are" to a new, uncomfortable (usually temporary) lifestyle which they soon learned was a better, more enjoyable one than what they had previously known.
The same is true for such areas as health and fitness, which are, to my way of thinking, more important kinds of wealth than mere money.
Another old saying you may have heard of is, "If you keep doing what you've been doing, you'll keep getting what you've been getting."
As with money, when it comes to things like exercise, an important part of being healthy and fit and feeling good, people feel trapped. They feel they need more energy to exercise, but it's exercise which will give them the energy they need.
Often, people get a burst of "energy" from some motivational kick in the pants. Maybe they have a class reunion or wedding coming up and want to lose weight or look younger. Maybe the event was last week and they were devastated by how they felt, and felt they looked!
However, motivational events such as these seldom result in the permanent lifestyle changes necessary to create a new, improved model of the person who has lived life a certain way for years. It may be enough to get them to knock off a few pounds, but, eventually, life returns to the comfortable patterns which have long produced uncomfortable results.
In changing one's financial health, it is necessary to make uncomfortable choices and find ways to somehow reach beyond current capabilities in order to arrive at new levels of financial fitness. The same is true of personal health and fitness. You MUST reach beyond what you are currently doing, and believe you are ONLY capable of doing, and move physical activity to a new level.
That's the bad news!
The good news is that, no matter how far down the exercise and fitness ladder you find yourself, it is entirely possible to create a personal exercise program which begins to move you along the pathway to levels of health and fitness which you presently can only dream about.
Many people feel they have to "exercise" at the recommended levels outlined in books, and on videos and TV fitness shows, to actually get the health benefits of exercise. As a result, they feel completely overwhelmed. If they do try to work out at those levels, they either fail immediately, or they heartily regret their efforts over the following days. They begin to fear their exercise program and decide, consciously or not, that they would "feel better" feeling the way they did before they began to exercise.
The truth is that your exercise program should always be just above your current capabilities...unless you are in training for the Olympics or for some fitness competition of some kind. In that case, you may have to adopt the "no pain no gain" philosophy and just tough it out. Also, when you have reached certain levels of fitness, you can and should challenge yourself to reach new goals at faster speeds.
This is how you will continue to lose weight, get fit, and become more physically capable of participating in, and enjoying, life. However, if you are a normal person, presently overweight and out of shape, you need to stay within, or near, some sort of "comfort zone" while gradually increasing the demands and expectations you present to your body...and your mind.
In my 40+ years of studying exercise, health, and fitness, again and again I have encountered the stories of people who started lifelong exercise and fitness programs by walking out to the mailbox, by walking in place during TV commercials, or by doing a few simple exercises to firm or tone a specific body part. Over time, these people gradually challenged themselves to greater levels until they eventually became full-fledged exercisers, running marathons or participating in fitness competitions.
Heck, I know of two women in particular who became championship level bodybuilders, posing in bikinis, and lookin' good, in their 70's and 80's. One started in her 50's with exercises to firm up the backs of her arms and was so impressed with the results that she gradually progressed to the entire body. The other, when in her 70's, had a problem with a big bag of cat litter and took the steps which eventually resulted in her winning numerous bodybuilding and fitness awards, traveling worldwide spreading the word about health and fitness for seniors, and appearing on many TV shows.
You don't need to become a professional bodybuilder, however. You don't need a ton of energy at your disposal, either. You only need to do a little more each day than you are doing now, and, as that becomes easier for you, do a little more. Make this a regular part of your life, and, in a shorter period than you can presently imagine, you will be healthier and more physically fit than you can presently believe.
Donovan Baldwin is a 65-year-old amateur bodybuilder, freelance writer, certified optician, and Internet marketer currently living in the Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas area. A University Of West Florida alumnus (1973) with a BA in accounting, he has been a member of Mensa and has been a Program Accountant for the Florida State Department of Education, a Business Manager for a community mental health center, and a multi-county Fiscal Consultant for an educational field office. He has also been a trainer for a major international corporation, and has managed various small businesses, including his own. After retiring from the U. S. Army in 1995, with 21 years of service, he became interested in Internet marketing and developed various online businesses.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wellness, Health And Fitness For Me, Myself And I

A smile is an integral part of relationships. The body operates best when positive emotions pass through it. If we experience negative emotions passing through our bodies it may lead to stress. A positive lifestyle may be associated with prosperity. Once you have mastered good life habits there is no option to trade off.
Sexual gratification with your spouse is a given. The more you give the more you receive. A stamp of approval by the Creator has established a covenant with both of you that's everlasting, beginning to end, first to last, Alpha and Omega. Amen.
Sending someone an e-mail is a great way to stay in touch. A social life is important and should be factored into a wholesome lifestyle. A conference on a cruise with a group will allow you to stay connected while having fun. Corporate, Toastmaster and investment conferences are excellent ways to stay empowered, informed and meet with your group. If you lack maturity on important matters or have low-self esteem, and would like to see personal growth in other areas of your life, consider plans for group like settings.
Have you decided what is important to you and attainable? This is the beginning of your journey down the yellow brick road. Don't worry about how to get there, but why it's important that you go there. The how will show up later as you quest forward.
Negative emotions are a nuisance, beware of them. Positive emotions can uplift and help you to heal. Positive emotions will also build your confidence and hope for the future. Recognize that it's normal to experience sadness, it means you are hurt, broken or tenderhearted. First, when you receive bad news, try to get all the facts, repeating information is not easy. Second, you must maintain a sincere conversation not allowing things to escalate into wide spread gossip. We may loose valuable information every time we attempt to pass it on to another individual.
Develop a habit of being kind to oneself. You must learn how to meet some of your own needs. You are not being selfish if you treat yourself a few hours each month. Work on a sensible budget that allows you to do something meaningful with family or friends frequently. Allow for a long distance call as an example to a former co-worker.
As you incorporate wellness into your lifestyle an epiphany is transparent and material things will become less important. The best things in life are achievable through practice, mastery and relationships. The best things in life are priceless, a price tag placed on an item cannot be defined as priceless. Don't wait until an individual is no longer present and wish that; if only I had taken more time things could have turned out differently.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Discover 4 Health and Fitness Tips You Can Use Today to Quickly Melt Belly Fat and Get Rock Hard Abs

Are you sick and tired of not having a healthy, sexy body you deserve? Would you like this to finally be the year where you get in shape and look great in a swimsuit? Wouldn't be great just to have a little more energy to do the things you enjoy? If so I'd like to share with you 4 tips that you can implement today. These tips are so easy you can see results in a week from doing them.
Tip #1-
The first tip you can quickly use is to start drinking more water and getting rid of unhealthy drinks. The average can of soda pop contains 100 calories. If you just drink 2 of these per day you're going to see an extra calorie surplus that will equal more than enough to start packing on the pounds. The good news is that water doesn't contain any calories at all. The other benefit of water is the will cure any hunger cravings you have. Sometimes your body sends errant signals that it's hungry but in reality it just needs hydration.
Tip #2-
The next tip is start eating small, healthy meals. Many people get confused as to how many calories they need to eat to lose weight. You can search for a "metabolic calculator" on the internet. What this will do is tell is a rough estimate of how many calories you need to eat to lose weight. A good starting point is to eat 5-6 small meals of 400 calories each. If you find that you still can't lose weight then you need to lower the calories even more.
Tip #3-
The third tip is to make sure you're doing the right exercises. If you don't have access to any gym equipment than sit-ups and crunches are a nice alternative. However, they're even better if you can get access to a 10-pound weight. By holding a weight in your hands when doing them you'll greatly increase the resistance. Instead of being able to do 50 crunches without stopping you'll know only be able to do around 10. Increase the weight as you build up your endurance.
Tip #4-
The last tip is to start doing any type of cardio exercise to lose the belly flab that surrounds your belly. You can build a beautiful set of abs but if you still have an extra layer of fat you'll never be able to see them. Start off by walking for 5-10 minutes each day. After a week of doing this you can slowly build up to doing a light jog. Before you know it you'll be jogging your first mile. It's important to start slow so you don't get overwhelmed.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Anti Aging Foods to Boost Your Health and Fitness!

We are all living longer than ever before and our expectations about how we want to look and feel are higher than ever. Anti Aging foods can help us stay agile, fit, healthy, more creative, happier and more youthful!
The secret to staying healthy has always been a good diet but we can do more?
By avoiding processed foods, sugar, salt and fats and limiting alcohol we can begin to reduce the risk of disease and weight gain. But what about maintaining energy levels and feeling fit and active? We want to have good eyesight, healthy skin and hair and a better memory. The good news is that by choosing anti aging foods we can almost turn back the clock to make us look better and feel younger!
Anti aging foods are fresh and natural and are best eaten raw or cooked in a way that will preserve their life enhancing nutrients. We have to begin taking notice of our body's signals. How do we feel after a 4 course meal with fatty sauces and lots of carbohydrates followed by a sticky dessert and a couple of glasses of wine? The answer is probably tired and looking for a place to have a little snooze. We have to wake up and realize that eating nature's super foods can keep us younger and more energetic for longer! Some fun exercise every day and a diet planned around the super foods below will stave off, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and arthritis. Anti aging foods boost energy, improve skin and hair and enhance mental performance.
Begin right now with..
Fruits: In every color and shape with amazing tastes and aromas. They are packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients to protect skin, eyes, bones and the immune system.
Vegetables and Salad: From dark green broccoli to delicate salad leaves these are powerful antioxidants with a host of vitamins and minerals. The best insurance against heart disease and a mighty boost for the immune system. May even help ward off cancer.
Pulses, Peas, Beans and Lentils: A perfect balance of proteins and complex carbohydrates loaded with fibre which lowers cholesterol plus B vitamins, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron.
Nuts and Seeds: Fabulous Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils protect your heart and improve immunity. Great for the skin too! If you don't like fish eat nuts and seeds instead.
Whole Grains: Brown rice and pasta, rye bread and oats are delicious and loaded with fiber. Who would want to eat a fluffy white bread when you can have a whole grain bread with crunchy seeds on the top?
Good Fats and Oil: Olive oil and other cold pressed oils provide essential antioxidant protection.
Fish: All fish but especially the oily kind are perfect anti aging foods. Salmon, sardines, tuna and herring are rich in omega-3 oils. Essential fatty acids that boost the immune system and are often called brain foods!
Lean meat: Chicken, turkey and game are perfect low-fat proteins essential for cell repair.
Cheese and Milk: These are proteins with a higher fat content and should be kept to a minimum. Natural yogurt is a good choice.
Is it time to change the way you think about food?
We cannot stay young forever but we can make 70 the new 50 and enjoy every minute of our healthy, active lifestyle! Don't wait too long. Begin eating anti aging foods today and feel more active and more attractive than ever before. Maintain a healthy weight, boost your energy and invest in your good health!
Carol Engelmann is 62 and passionate about everything anti aging.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Get Rid of Belly Fat to Improve Your Health and Fitness

Many people look in the mirror and are dismayed at the bulge that they see. For some people it is unsightly and unwanted. The good news is that improvements to your mid section can be made if you make the effort to get rid of belly fat. It is not an easy accomplishment but with a plan and motivation it can be done. Weight loss can make a dramatic improvement in your life.
Why should you care about your excess weight? For starters it is unhealthy. Perhaps the biggest issue is that there is a link between belly fat and diabetes. Having excess weight and size can cause your body to become resistant to insulin which helps to regulate blood sugar. When this happens the possibility of becoming diabetic becomes a real concern. Patients with diabetes find that their blood sugar and circulation are affected. This is a lifetime condition that in many cases can be avoided.
Other health issue resulting in too much belly fat are higher cholesterol, higher blood sugar, and higher blood pressure. These are all serious problems which can effect those that leave their belly fat, and weight, unchecked.
Secondly, and superficially, people want to get lose pounds simply because it is not considered attractive by many. Folks today are trying to get in shape and live more healthy lives. Many are trying to exercise more and get slim. People with belly fat may strive to meet these ideals as well. There are many positives about belly fat loss. You will find clothes fit better. You will look better. You will feel better. All of these positives will lead you to become more confident with yourself. While you continue to lose the weight you will become more and more active and involved in potentially more activities. This type of weight loss and body shaping leads to a cascading effect of healthy goodness.
How does one get rid of a large stomach? Through diet and exercise. All the things you do not want to hear is required. You need a plan. Focus and determination. You have to put in the hard work. You have to modify your lifestyle. It's simple, but not easy.
For starters you have to watch what you eat. All those sugary drinks and fattening foods you munch on while watching TV have to be curtailed. You have no doubt heard of "beer bellies". Many alcoholic beverages have tons of calories that we tend to consume too much of. Remember "all things in moderation". Instead of eating a whole bag of potato chips while you watch the game, have a few and put the bag away. Eat grilled chicken instead of a greasy hamburger. Think healthy foods.
The second part of reducing your mid section is to exercise. Get moving. You need to do two things: strength training and cardiovascular exercises. You should run, walk, bicycle, row, swim, cross-country ski. Anything to get your heart rate up vigorously. No, bowling or a lazy round of golf is not going to cut it. Additionally, full body strength training with weights, resistance bands or weight machines is necessary to both burn calories and firm up your muscles.
Get rid of belly fat and you will lead a more healthy and productive life. You will feel better and look better. All it takes is effort and determination. Once it is gone you will be glad you accomplished it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ImproveYour Health and Fitness at Home - 10 Top Tips

10 Ways to stay Healthier at Home
Many people spend all or part of the week working from home, caring for children, parents and relatives, or keeping house. All of these things can be just as demanding and stressful as going to work each day. And you may need strategies to make your experience of home life healthier.
1. Fill house with healthy food and snacks for adults and children. Avoid snacking on treats bought for the kids, making sure your children eat healthy snacks such as raisins, fruit, rice crackers etc rather than sugary, salty or fatty snacks. Fill a container with strips of cucumber, peppers, celery and carrot, grapes, blueberries and strawberries, maybe a little cold salmon or hard-boiled eggs, ensuring there is always something to snack on if you find yourself staring into the fridge without quite knowing how you got there.
2. Have a glass of water every hour. Often the body mistakes thirst for hunger- you may automatically reach for food when you need a drink. Buy a filter jug, or some mineral water, drink with a slice of orange or lime, and encourage children to drink water or dilute fresh fruit juice. Limit yourself to one of two coffees or teas, and stock up on interesting herbal teas for variety.
3. Beat Boredom; hunger may result from boredom- your body is telling you to get up and get a change of scene. Go for frequent little walks, take small children to post a letter, buy a newspaper, have a stroll around the block, or go outside and pull some weeds up. Small changes will keep your brain stimulated. If you are working from home, get up for a couple of minutes every half an hour to keep the body mobile (avoiding back pain) and to refresh your brain. If you cannot leave the house, do something different for five minutes, open a window and get some fresh air, or put some music on.
4. Treat housework as a work out. Turn on the stereo, and perform each task with energy. Vacuuming, floor scrubbing, cleaning windows, gardening and sweeping for 30 minutes each day will keep you healthier.
5. Protect your family from environmental toxins. Safely dispose of dangerous and unpleasant chemical cleaners, go for old-fashioned alternatives (such as vinegar and bicarbonate of soda) or eco-friendly brands, and use some elbow grease.
o Recent research has shown that household cleaning residues cross the placenta to your unborn baby (
o Cleaning products are linked to asthma in adults and children.
o The average household contains in excess of 20 gallons of hazardous chemicals- many in cleaning products.
o Most poisonings, particularly of children occur in the home. Children under the age of 6 are usually poisoned with cleaning products.
o Out of 70,000 synthetic chemicals in production, many are linked to cancer and other health problems, but only 600 have been adequately tested. (U.S. Office of Environmental Affairs).
o Many air fresheners contain chemicals harmful to your health, such as artificial musk. Avoid sprays, and swap for an oil burner and pure essential oils such as lavender- much cheaper in the long run.
6. Use the stairs as exercise equipment! When you come to the bottom step, jump off with both feet, and land with slightly bent knees. The impact with strengthen the bones of your ankles, legs and hips, guarding against future risk of osteoporosis. (Do not do this if you have existing bone problems or injuries).
7. Mums of young children- get out with that push chair! Pushing a child around (especially with all those bags kid-stuff) can be challenging exercise. Choose a push chair which does not encourage you to stoop and round your shoulders- many now have adjustable handles. Get out to parks and shops, take the hilly route, stand tall, pulling in your tummy and power along with that pram. Some instructors run push-chair workouts in local parks for new mums- keep your eyes peeled, or invite some friends and do it yourself.
8. Take care whilst preparing food. It can become habitual to finish off children's food and eat your own as well, or eat tea with kids and then later with a partner. This road leads to steady weight gain making many parents unhappy and unhealthy. Try to stay aware whilst preparing the endless drinks, meals and snacks demanded by children, that you are not falling into bad habits.
9. Stay organized. There is so much to do, and it can easily spiral into chaos, leaving you stressed and tired. Take a business-like overview of your week, making the most of your time and resources. For example, try to make several meals out of one cooking session. Prepare extra pasta, rice, green beans, roasted vegetables to be eaten cold as salads in lunchboxes or for snacks and meals, use the same ingredients for several meals- roast red peppers for sauces, soups, salads etc, if you are making one pie/lasagna/soup make two or three and freeze them, marking them with the date you made them. Prepare children's lunch boxes while you are making their tea- using the same ingredients- rice, veggie sausages, cherry tomatoes....
10. Make some time to exercise- reducing stress, achieving personal goals, improving fitness, losing baby weight, and having some time for yourself. If you have young children, look out for local health clubs with crèche facilities or mother-and-baby classes (many council facilities are very affordable). Some clubs also provide classes for older children, and you can use the free time to go for a swim or to the gym. Alternately, buy an exercise or yoga video, or some hand weights and a gym ball. Just 15 minutes of toning exercise a day will make a difference.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Coffee And Fitness

Many of us fitness enthusiasts love to have ourselves a cup o' Joe. It smells good, it tastes good, it makes you feel good. It's a morning ritual for some and a social way to catch up with friends, for others. Some like it black, some like it nonfat with caramel on top. Whatever your coffee preferences are, coffee lovers can all agree that they really enjoy their caffeine!
Is it good for fitness though?
Caffeine is a drug, a stimulant and a supplement.
Effects of caffeine include:
-Increased heart rate
-Increased blood pressure
-Increased dopamine
-Improves Alertness
-Improves Concentration
-Feeling frazzled
-May effect ability to fall asleep
Caffeine is an "anti-nutrient." This means that it prevents the vitamins and minerals you eat from being absorbed. This is especially bad news for your bones because coffee steals calcium from them. If you are at risk for (or have) osteoporosis, then you really need to cut back!
It's also a diuretic. Caffeine takes water from your body and dehydrates you. This can lead to a bunch of unpleasant conditions, such as constipation. When you are dehydrated, your body holds on to water. This is commonly known as "water weight" and it seems to give you an unsightly extra layer of fat.
Dehydration is also bad news for putting on muscle. You need water to carry nutrients to the working muscles. They need to be "fed" for growth. In combination with the fluids lost through sweat you need to make sure you are drinking lots of water, if you are a coffee drinker. Caffeine also blunts the effects of creatine. So there is a chance your supplements are not working as effectively as they could be!
For a weight loss program you need to be aware that like any drink, there is the potential "empty calories." If you drink in the morning have coffee with low fat cream and without sugar. Do you really need sugar first thing in the morning? Be careful of those delicious lattes. A whole milk latte is over 200 calories! One of those everyday will really slow your progress. Think of fancy coffees as a dessert and treat yourself once in a while.
The good news is that coffee is considered a fitness supplement. It is proven to be endurance enhancing. So much so that the international Olympic committee has placed a ban leading to disqualification for athletes with a urinary limits exceeding 12 mg/ml. This is approximately 4-7 cups of coffee. Coffee in the morning can really clear the cobwebs and make you feel alert and ready to take on the day.
The benefits of coffee as a fitness supplement can be achieved through proper nutrition and exercise. I don't think it's necessary for any fitness program. However, moderate coffee drinking (1-2 cups/day) doesn't have any known long term effects on health. So enjoy a coffee once in a while but don't count on it to give you a great physique.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Health and Happiness

Whatever you think about your health and level of happiness determines how healthy and happy you actually feel.
In his famous book, As A Man Thinketh, James Allen quoted the Bible when he stated, "As a man thinketh in his heart so shall he be.""Henry Ford reiterated that point in simpler language saying, "If you think you can or if you think you can't you're right."
What pictures do you hold of yourself in terms of health and happiness? You may or may not know, actually. You see, your early caretakers, your parents, siblings, teachers, friends and society created the picture you have inside you out of your awareness telling you who you can and cannot be, what you can and cannot do, and what you can and cannot have when you were too young to filter out their messages.
Consequently, the limiting picture you live by now, your self image, only allows you to accomplish actions that fit that narrow definition of you. The good news is nothing about your self image is set in stone.
You can change many aspects of who and what you are simply by deciding who and how you want to be in life. You just need to know that fact, really believe it in your heart, and live from that truth. Decide then act in the new way, the way a person who lives that way, the life you desire to live, acts.
How do you do that? Ask yourself, "What would a person who leads that kind of life have to do to be that way and have what they have?" Then work backwards. Ask yourself, "What kind of actions would he have to take to get where he is now?" Next ask, "What would such a person have to think that leads him to take those particular actions?" Finally, ask, "What kind of person takes those actions?"
Okay, so now you have some answers to some of those questions. Now what?
You cold make yourself crazy trying to figure out all the how to make it happen OR you could ask the Universe, God, Source, Creator (whatever term you use) to show you how to become like that person who already lives that other life style to which you'd like to become accustomed.
OR you can find someone who already lives that way and ask him or her to mentor you.
Actually you don't really need mentoring, per say, you really just want to follow that person around for a few days, note what they say and do, then do as they do.
When you duplicate the actions of a successful person and you know, in your heart of hearts that you deserve that same success, then you have to achieve that goal. Period.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Connection Between Child Obesity And Fitness

Our modern society is one that is, unfortunately, plagued by weight issues. Our poor diets fueled by convenience foods and our sedentary lifestyle exacerbated by computers and televisions, have spawned a culture that battles obesity more than ever. It should be no surprise, therefore, that our children are fighting similar battles. Childhood obesity continues to be one of the most dangerous conditions facing children today. A childhood spent battling weight is often a predicator of an adulthood spent battling weight. That's why it's so important to face child obesity head on, implementing lifestyle changes that can have a profound impact on future health. Obviously diet is a large component of child obesity. But the connection between child obesity and fitness is just as strong.
Poor choices in food along with a skewed concept of appropriate portions can undoubtedly fuel child obesity. Clearly, part of making lifestyle changes with children who are battling obesity involves critical diet modifications. This includes minimizing highly processed foods that often contain large amounts of saturated fat, sugar, and salt. Rather, there should be a transition to a diet focused on whole, natural foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. High sugar juices and soft drinks should be immediately eliminated and replaced with water or low-fat milk.
But just as important is the link between child obesity and fitness. In this modern world, children are often more inclined to play on their computer and watch television than play outside. It is absolutely essential to integrate physical activity into a daily routine. Part of laying the groundwork for a healthy adulthood is instilling healthy habits in the lives of children.
Child obesity and fitness is just one component in the quest to get healthy. An overall lifestyle change that will mean a future spent at a healthy weight requires a fundamental commitment on all levels - in diet, exercise, and emotional dedication. The good news is that if you create a healthy connection between child obesity and fitness - in that an increase in physical activity has the child experiencing positive physical changes - you will forever instill that connection in them. The result can be a lifetime of health and vitality.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Health and Nutrition

For hundreds of years many health enthusiasts have been claiming to have the answer to everyone on the planet's question; How do I live a long healthy life? Sorry to break the news to you but its no different today in 21st. century. We still have health enthusiasts making claims then shifting blame toward various sources when their ideologies are debunked. Just like you, I am a proponent for knowing the truth about health, nutrition, and fitness, so lets begin to winnow out fact from fallacy.
The first thing we need to come to terms with is our ever-increasing knowledge in the scientific arena. Over the past decade alone, our advances in science has brought tremendous illumination regarding many of the health topics in question for the past century. We definitely need to embrace this data and learn about our own personal health's past, present, and future. Of course, not all scientific revelation can pertain to every individual (the element of the unknown) but we can still use this great tool to our advance as individuals.
Food selection and maintaining a consistent fitness regimen is obviously very important but what degree is their importance, and how do we translate these principals into a healthy workable lifestyle. The answer is complex yet simple. We always need to start with a commitment to learn and implement. As we practice application and health-minded consistency, we should then practice tracking, balancing, and controlling our time, the foods we eat (including nutrient content and sources), and our physical expenditure (our fitness regimen). It is very important to stay consistent with these crucial principals that play synergistic roles in our health's development. We need to look outside ourselves to discover the things that are deep within us (abilities, passion, desire, emotions, reasoning, etc.). As life progresses being health conscious, we notice we begin to experience the rewards for health stewardship.
Ask yourself this one question, am I doing everything I can to be healthy? As you think about the answer to that question, let me ask you a few more questions to stimulate your thinking about the matter. Are you confident the information you know has a positive effect on your health? Lastly, do you have realistic goals to achieve your desired outcome for your efforts? As much as I would like to answer these questions for you, I can only answer for myself.
In light of the questions posed in the beginning summary of the article, I will quickly answer these questions myself to illuminate my own responses. First, YES, I am up for this challenge to learn, grow, and implement new techniques to advance my own health. Second, I do need to be selective with the foods I choose to eat, and when. Third, I do need to discipline myself to adhere to a consistent yet effective physical fitness regimen. (No one can do it for me.) Fourth, what we can health today is extremely important, but we definitely need to fine tune and apply basic principals for individual success. We must continue to explore then exhaust all avenues to incorporate health, nutrition, and fitness into a habitual daily practice.