February 18, 2019 Jonathan

Some of the best things in life come easy! Here are over 100 timely tips and handy hints on how you can exercise better, relieve pain, reduce stress, and improve your eating habits, among other things… FITNESS 1. RICE YOUR KNEE – If you are often plagued by runner’s knee during your morning run, shorten your stride and make sure your knees are not completely straight when your feet hit the ground. Flexed knees diffuse the impact of running. RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation could help. 2. MAKE A QUICK COMEBACK – Don’t baby yourself too long after…

February 11, 2019 Jonathan

By Gary Yanker Author (Gary Yanker) Bio: He has written health columns for American Health, Women’s Day, Weight Watchers, and the New York Times as well as a dozen books on health and fitness, including the pathbreaking Exercise Walking. A recognized authority on moderate exercise, he lives in Tucson, Arizona and New York City. Walking is the most efficient exercise for improving overall fitness. It uses more muscles in a continuous, uniform action than most other forms of exercise, and it remains accessible to you throughout life. It is often used as an integral part of medical programs to prevent…

February 6, 2019 Jonathan

Total wellness being (TWB) is achieved by a combination of balanced aerobic exercise (AE), positive eating plan (PEP) and emotional equilibrium (EE). The total wellness point (TWP) and TWB was developed by Dr. Kenneth Cooper “the father of aerobics,” and his associates in the USA. Part I will consider aerobic exercise as a component of TWP. In the late 1960s, Cooper had scientifically studied the five types of exercises, namely isometric, isotonic or isophasic, isokinetic, anaerobic and aerobic and established the superiority of aerobics. The term aerobics was coined by him. Aerobic exercises demand large amounts of oxygen for long…

February 6, 2019 Jonathan

There are different kinds of rupture, but this discussion will be devoted to abdominal hernia. A rupture, or hernia, is a protrusion of any organ or part of the body through an opening in the wall of tissue that normally contains it. Abdominal hernia is an abnormal protrusion of some of the abdominal contents through a weakened portion of the abdominal wall. The abdominal cavity is lined by a membrane known as the peritoneum, in which are openings through which pass nerves, veins and arteries, which vessels sometimes are enclosed in special ducts. The peritoneum is reinforced by various muscles,…

February 4, 2019 Jonathan

Write down your thoughts to release the stress that could be bottling up inside you… it works! My mind always returns to a cold, October night when words bailed me out. There was my grandfather, lying on an anonymous hospital bed, wired to a frightening maze of tubes. I stared, speechless. Emotion choked my throat but I was completely tearless. It was only when I pulled out my journal and poured words on empty sheets that a deep, private anguish gushed out of me. We live in times of undue stress. What makes it worst is the absence of those…

February 4, 2019 Jonathan

“It’s not so much about looking good as it is about feeling good, really good; feeling the rush of adrenalin after a kick-boxing class; feeling tired but satisfied after a long, hectic day,” says an acclaimed model. She has a whole lot of friends who are as health-conscious, figure-conscious and beauty-conscious as she is. She claims that even if she weren’t a model she would still be the way she was because she likes staying slim and fit. So, let’s find out if she’s in earnest. Since how long have you been like this? Slim, fit and gorgeous? Actually, right…

January 22, 2019 Jonathan

A Chuckle A Day, More Than An Apple, Keeps The Doctor Away… When did you last have a really good laugh? How many times a day do you smile? How much fun do you get out of life? It isn’t much of an exaggeration to say that ‘laughter is the best medicine’. Laughter can help keep you healthy. And when you’re ill, laughter can make you well again. Take the case of Norman Cousins, for example. He had been assured by his doctors that there was no cure for the inflammatory disease that was crippling him. The doctors told him…

January 21, 2019 Jonathan

As beauty concerns go, none have been the subject of more myths than undereye circles and bags. While late nights are often blamed, the truth is that they’re due to more than poor sleep habits. There’s not a lot of subcutaneous tissue or fat under the eyes, so the blood vessels show through readily. While alcohol, coffee, tea – and lack of sleep – may result in increased blood flow to vessels, they’re not the main culprits. [Read: Winning The Battle Against Under-Eye Dark Circles] THE REAL CAUSES OF CIRCLES AND BAGS Heredity: Family genes determine your amount of pigment…

January 20, 2019 Jonathan

A HYPER-TO-THE-CEILING sort of executive has not slept more than three hours a night in the last couple of weeks. He thinks it’s riot his friends cannot tell. And he guesses that he does best on maybe six hours a night. Who knows? He rarely gives himself much more. Chances are, neither do you? Experts report a near-epidemic these days of people who short themselves on sleep. The top reason they don’t get enough shut-eye: Sleep seems expendable when you are swamped. Give a person a 10-hour workday, a load of clothes caught in a broken down washing machine, a…

January 12, 2019 Jonathan

With the fitness boom on an upsurge, the market is exploding with exercisers promising to slim you down, build you up, boost your energy levels – give you Total Fitness in short. Does such a dream exerciser exist? The experts assesses the wide range of workout equipment, both high-tech and low, in terms of what they can and cannot do for your body. EXER-CYCLES Exercise Benefits: The Exer-cycle is highly effective in fat-burning provided you reach your target heart-rate zone (generally in about 20 minutes of continuous exercycling – at this point you start burning calories from fat.) Cycling is…

January 9, 2019 Jonathan

STILL DECIDING BETWEEN FREE WEIGHTS AND MACHINES? HERE’S HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF BOTH Walking into most modern gyms or health clubs, you are usually faced with an enormous choice of training equipment. In addition to racks of barbells and dumbbells, there is a wide variety of exercise machines – using cables, pulleys, stacks of weights, individual weight plates and, in some cases, even employing water or compressed air to provide the resistance needed to build muscle. It’s obvious that resistance training has come a long way in the past several decades; it wasn’t long ago that hardcore…

January 8, 2019 Jonathan

If You Are Ready To Rev Up Your Workout Intensity, Then Discover Which Split System Will Work Best For You! If you’ve been consistently lifting weights for more than six months on a full-body programme, you probably aren’t getting nearly as sore as when you started. Your muscle growth and strength gains may have slowed too. Even intermediate bodybuilders can’t make gains indefinitely. WHY? You’ve likely reached a point in your training called a plateau, with your muscles becoming accustomed to the workload, routine and intensity levels. So now what? To take your training to the next level, you must…