Workout For A Healthy Weight Loss

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By Le Trong Tuan (Robert)

girljogAre you are craving for a fit and lean body while remaining healthy at the same time? Then, it is high time for you to skip all those tempting unhealthy junk food filled with carbohydrates. But you should also remember that the solution is not in artificial weight loss methods.

Today, you find a lot of methods available but we recommend the all-time best method for losing weight. Workout. Workout. Workout every day. But that alone isn’t enough! Here’s a guide to properly lose weight and stay fit.

How exercise helps you lose weight?

As long as you know that your calories are burning, you know you are healthy. If you do regular workouts, you don’t have to reduce your food intake that much. If a person is more prone to physical activity, it will cause the heart to pump blood much faster and thereby begin to burn calories. So, get into simple aerobic activities every day like a casual walk, a brisk run or a regular exercise plan. Simple things like taking the stairs instead of a lift, a little bit of gardening every day can be counted as workouts too. You don’t always have to go for a gym to lose weight. Plan out and exercise for at least thirty minutes every day. This way, you know that you are healthy and remaining fit.

Why are workouts healthy?

As we pointed out workout burn excess calories and fat layers formed in your body. This also improves your blood circulation and muscle flexibility. According to specialists, regular workouts prevent high blood pressure, lethargy, cancer, obesity, diabetes and many other diseases. Also, you will feel a lot better and less stresses after a brisk run every day. This means exercise boosts your mental health too.

Stay away from harmful weight loss diets

Today you will find a range of weight loss programs and products promising you a beautiful body. But you should watch out and keep yourself away from harmful products. These will make you slim in no time due to the chemicals in them but they contain a lot of side effects. These can even lead to fatal diseases and sicknesses. So, leave no regrets in your life and work out towards a healthier life.

The gym is good to keep count

If you fancy going to a gym and having a fitness coach by your side, it is perfectly okay. Sometimes it is important that your exercise is monitored so that you know how far is the goal to be fit and lean. A gym will make you workout regularly and vigorously. The coach will encourage you to lose weight. Then, you are all set even if you are living a busy life. But make sure to attend gym classes regularly and take the maximum use of everything.

You also need a fitness tracker to track: how much calories you burnt, how your heart rate changes with each exercise level.

Follow a proper diet

It is true that workout means that you don’t have to be very picky about food. But, workouts will be useless, if you keep on increasing your intake of junk food. So, while you are exercising and building the body you want, remember to eat healthy. Green vegetables, fruits, and protein will strengthen and build muscles. This doesn’t mean you will be fat, but very fit and attractive. After all who doesn’t want to be?

Conclusion

Make workouts or regular exercises your best friend. The road to a healthy weight loss is not that easy. You need to be constantly motivated dedicated to your fitness routine. So, make sure you stick to workouts no matter how hard it is. This will improve your physical and mental well being too. The results of weight loss workouts are very positive and beautiful. At the end of the day, you will be staring at a fit and lean version of yourself. You will be much healthier and energetic than before.

About the Author

Robert- Keens on investigating in healthcare issues, regarding weight loss tactics. Healthy lifestyle and workout routine. His website – thefitnesstracker.com – is a great digital for those who are concerning about fitness tracker – a healthcare gadget for making a better life.

Acid Reflux On The Rise But Healthy Habits Can Help

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This article is courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine, please share your comments below…..

doctorThe number of people experiencing acid reflux is increasing, but making lifestyle changes could lessen the symptoms. An expert at Baylor College of Medicine recommends making these lifestyle changes to also avoid health complications down the road.

“The increase of acid reflux symptoms is partly due to the rising obesity rate and continued fast food (high fat and low fiber) consumption, along with inactive lifestyles,” said Dr. Hashem B. El-Serag, section chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Baylor. “Not smoking, participating in regular physical activity, eating foods that are low fat and high fiber and maintaining a healthy weight are lifestyle changes that can prevent acid reflux symptoms or reduce them for those who have reflux.”

Symptoms

Acid reflux is a condition where the contents of the stomach, which is mostly acid, do not stay in the stomach and instead go up into the esophagus. This occurrence can generate the following symptoms:

* Heartburn

* Acid regurgitation

* Chest pain

* Bitter taste in the mouth

* Belly discomfort

* Unexplained cough

* Sore throat

If these symptoms continue for a prolonged period of time especially among those older than 50 years it can injure the esophagus, resulting in esophagitis or Barrett’s esophagus, said El-Serag, also program leader of the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program at the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center.

What to do

Food plays a major role in acid reflux and modifying eating habits may alleviate reflux symptoms. Generally, a low-fat and high-fiber diet is best.

“If someone is predisposed to acid reflux, I recommend they avoid high-fat foods, wine, strawberries and chocolate,” he said. “I would also suggest losing weight, a doctor can help determine how much is best.”

After eating, the stomach is full of food and excreting acid, which means lying down will make the symptoms worse.

“Brief walks after meals are a good way to gain more exercise and help the stomach empty its contents while having gravity work against the reflux,” El-Serag said. “Physical activity and an active lifestyle can improve the symptoms.”

If an individual is older than 50 years, has daily symptoms, or has a family history of Barrett’s esophagus or esophageal cancer and has reflux symptoms, El-Serag recommended they see a gastroenterologist. For individuals with less frequent symptoms and of younger age, he recommended trying antacids or over the counter medications.

Complications

The following are warning signs and symptoms that can occur with acid reflux complications:

* Difficulty swallowing

* Choking

* Weight loss

* Bleeding from the mouth or rectum

* Symptoms that do not respond to over the counter medications

People with these symptoms should see a gastroenterologist to rule out other causes for the symptoms, El-Serag said.

Bypassing Lags, Labels, And Ladling For Healthy Eating

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weightlossballtextThere’s no substitute for a good diet. Avoiding the unhealthy and favoring the healthy is the only sustainable solution for weight loss, energy, and overall better health. The eating public has understood this for decades now, and a large industry has grown up around the market for healthy foods. But because there was money to be made, not everything with a green package was quite as healthy as one might assume. Government regulations have attempted to rein in the worst offenders, but a new trick emerges every day.

In order to avoid being taken for a high-calorie ride by dated or confusing information, educate yourself as a consumer and use these lessons to make better food decisions.

The Lags: Go Straight To The Source For Current Info

Getting the facts about what’s available and what’s truly healthy for a transition to a better diet can be difficult. National media will tell you a quick rundown of recent trends, but their reports are quick summations and often lag many months behind. Besides that, they have many other topics to cover, even if they run regular features on health.

Before you give up your search for facts, think of the companies that are working in healthy foods. How do they know what their customers like and don’t like? How do they get an idea of what is next? The answer is Food & Beverage market research, which follows consumer trends and assimilates the data into a usable format. There’s no quicker or more direct way to find out what’s winning the healthy eater’s dollar.

The Labels: Check The Ingredients!

This is fundamental nutrition thinking. The health craze of the 1980’s sent many people directly to the salad line, happy to be favoring a vegetable-based meal rather than one centered on deep-fried something. In time, though, they discovered that the dressings and cheeses they were using to add flavor were also adding buckets of calories and fat grams, completely defeating the purpose of shunning the rib roast.

So after that, along came light dressings with a solution evidently in the offing. In time, consumers discovered that many were gorged with sodium, or that the bad dietary news was disguised with tiny portion sizes, which brings us to the next point:

The Ladling: When Is A Serving Not A Serving?

applescaleFrustrated with the gains they missed by glopping fatty dressings onto their iceberg lettuce, health-conscious consumers checked in on labels–and checked up on consumption. They quickly caught on that half as much of anything has half the calories, even with fatty foods.

But that step requires some kind of jumping-off point; I’m eating half as many calories, but just how many is that? Nutritional requirements mandate that packaging includes the calories, fat grams, and so forth of a serving of the food contained therein. The soda industry found this rather unpleasant, so rather than report a 375-calorie content in a 20-ounce bottle of soda, they labeled those bottles as 2.5-serving units, getting the calories down to 150. Never mind the fact that no one ever drinks 40% of a 20-ounce bottle; that was what the industry went with.

So apart from the nutritional profile per serving, you should always be alert to the number of servings you’re consuming as well. Then be sure to multiply and get the correct profile of what’s going into your body.

The food industry is complicated. Trying to create products that satisfy a wide array of consumers gives many conflicting signals. As a result, there will always be higher-calorie, higher-fat, and higher-sodium offerings out there. That puts the burden on the eater to determine what’s best for their particular needs.

How Winter Skin Care Works: Tips To Glow In The Snow

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By Elizabeth Rago

womanskinThe harshness of winter calls for a modified approach to skin care in relation to the summer months and even though we might be tempted to slather on moisturizer and call it a day, it’s best to know how your skin responds to the cold weather. Sure, the exposure to extreme elements takes a toll on the skin, especially if your profession warrants you working outside, but the bigger culprit is lack of humidity in the air and the dryness that heating units bring to homes and offices.

We all know we should drink more water and switch up our skin care regimen, but how can you kick skin care up a notch in winter? Here are 8 tips to glow in the snow:

1 – Enroll in Moisturizer 101

Figure out your winter skin type. You are one, if not a combination, of the following: normal, oil, dry, sensitive, or mature. If you are not sure, Mayo Clinic has a convenient guide that can help you determine the nature of your skin. Next, consider the definition of the two kinds of moisturizers: humectants and emollients. Humectants draw water from the middle layer of the skin and the environment to the outer layer, while emollients seal in moisture. Skin care manufacturers often create product where emollients and humectants work together in moisturizers to hydrate the stratum corneum (aka, the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis).

2 – Troubleshoot with a professional.

Take the guesswork out of your skin type and resist blindly selecting a cleanser and moisturizer appropriate for your specific needs by reaching out to a dermatologist or esthetician. These professionals are trained to dig a little deeper and help you get to the root of your skin care concern.

3 – Bust out the Vaseline for your body.

If you are not taking a proactive approach to moisturizing your skin during the winter and persist to scrape a razor blade over the top layer of your skin, no wonder you are seeing cracks similar to the parched floor of the desert. Petroleum jelly contains no colors or fragrances, is hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic and has a variety of uses to protect and soothe irritated skin. Classified as an emollient, petroleum jelly seals in moisture and can also help diminish the pain of plucking your eyebrows.

4 – What’s the big deal about humidity?

Bottom line, it’s dry in the winter. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Most likely heating units are firing quite often and when they do, moisture is sucked out of the air. Skin irritation arises right along with difficulty breathing and static electricity if indoor humidity is too low.

In the winter, humidity should be in between 30 and 40 percent. Any lower and you risk increasing the battle of dry skin and cold-like symptoms.

5 – Moisturize within 2 minutes of showering or washing.

WomanCreamAfter you wash, towel off and leave the skin a little damp. Moisturize using a fragrance-free product, one appropriate for the body and one for the face. FYI – men are not excluded from skin care maintenance, even if they have a facial hair. Under-the-beard skin maintenance means using a beard conditioner and weekly exfoliant. The all-male guide to fitness and health, Men’s Health, suggests using an aloe-based cortisone cream or soothing aftershave with vitamin E to calm the skin as opposed to a universal body moisturizer.

Other suggestions include buying a believable bronzer that is not too dark for your complexion and working a serum into your nighttime skin care regimen. Truth be told, a take-charge attitude and consistent strategy when it comes to treating dry skin is the key to glowing in the snow. Off with you now! Plug in the humidifier, size up your skin, moisturize and repeat.

– Elizabeth Rago is a writer working alongside Thrive Medical Spa specializing in health, wellness, and women’s lifestyle content, working with yoga studios, chiropractors, mental health, and wellness practitioners. Elizabeth writes the weekly column, The Circular Home for Chicago Shopping (an editorial partner of the Chicago Tribune) and is Senior Editor of All Things Girl, highlighting topics related to the modern domestic woman. She has been published in various online magazines. Connect with Elizabeth on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Zero To Hero: How Your Mindset Can Be Your Key To Healthy Living And Good Health – Part 2

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By Kamala Appel

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

girlhulaAfter that fiasco, I made a promise to myself never ever to experience that level of pain again- never ever. (Even though several of the various other ladies were 6-12 inches taller and had actually played 2 to 4 years longer). I educated myself about kids health, how to be healthy, how to eat healthy, and constant with my exercise program: I ran 3-5 miles each and every day, rain or shine, and paced at a 7 min rate per mile.

Even with all this hard work, I was cut from the team when I tried out that fall. But I still played club during the play off-season but only as a bench warmer, yet I stuck with it.

But after that went on to letter in two sports at the Division I level in university. And I also coached a college level team shortly after college.

Then 8 years after that initial camp, I ran in to one of my first volleyball coaches, who was there at the first horrific training camp I went to, and I informed her I was coaching. And her reaction reminded me of my wellness and health quest and exactly how the choice to be a great pal altered my life.

If you had actually asked me when I was 15, if I would play competitive sporting activities, I would certainly have assumed you were higher like my stoner papa and my good friends’ moms and dads. If you had asked me when I was 15, if I would commit myself to being healthy and genuinely delight in playing sporting activities and exercising, U.C. Berkeley, I would never have imagined how my life would unfold.

However, if you ask me now, I would certainly inform you, that I could possibly not picture my life without fitness and sports. I was not a natural athlete by any means. I did not acquire any type of reassurance or awareness from my buddies and household.

boygirlplayNow I am a weekend warrior, as we are called, and do triathlons and aquaterras (splash and touches). If you have actually never ever attempted a mix endurance race, I urge you to give one a shot. Possibly you could convince a pal into going with you.

I have actually never ever been sorry for being dedicated and making the sacrifices I have made over the years to be healthy since they are second to the perks. I have actually found out that a dedication to diet plan, exercise, and a healthy mindset will certainly make you really feel happy and others respect you.

Moral of the story: Even if you start off as the worst one there, even if you suck royally, and if you assume you are a complete loser- anything is possible.

– Sports, exercise and fitness have been a huge part of my life and led me to be more health-conscious than I probably would have been otherwise. Sports have even helped me conquer an eating disorder. However, even though I have played competitive sports and, as a result been an advocate for health and fitness for more than half my life; I am far from a natural. In fact, I am a bit of a zero to hero story. I didn’t even start playing sports until a friend dragged me to a volleyball training camp when I was in high school because she did not want to go alone. Now I am hooked on healthy living and a supporter of eating healthy (I enjoy reading First for Women because they have tips about emotional and physical wellness). I stick to an anti-inflammation diet about 90% of the time- the other 10%, well I’m human. (Check out the free IF calculator at http://nutritiondata.self.com/help/inflammation, I am not affiliated). Find out how you can live a healthy lifestyle with ease by visiting: ReasonsForBeing.com/reasonswp/

Zero To Hero: How Your Mindset Can Be Your Key To Healthy Living And Good Health – Part 1

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By Kamala Appel

exerciseI stated briefly that I went from absolutely zero to hero when it concerned sporting activities. OK, so most likely not hero like an Olympian, however a minimum of all my effort settled and I didn’t draw. Right here is my scrub back tale:

Although I have actually played competitive sporting activities and, consequently been a follower of Health and Fitness for majority my life; I am much from an all-natural. If I were a guy, I would certainly be cast in the part of the ninety pound coward as I was constantly smaller sized compared to my schoolmates. Being small for girls does not have the same baggage that it does for boys, however it is a disadvantage for either gender when it involves competitive sporting activities.

When I went to a training camp at U.C. Berkeley, I had a nervous bladder from stress and anxiety stemming from the reality that I would certainly have to play a sporting activity that I had no idea how to play. I fell down a lot, and also though volleyball involves hitting the flooring a great deal, not as much as I did and not in the awkward way that I did. I also could not get my hand around the ball for warm ups.

Every person was looking at me and I was not imagining it. Once during a break when I was in the washroom, I heard several of the big-hair valley b-s ragging on me.

“I can’t believe she stays,” one of them said loudly.

“I know what you mean,” one more added. “She is so sorry, I can’t even bare to look at her”.
“Yeah,” yet another chimed in, “it was kind of funny at first, but now it’s just sad.”

As if making eye contact with me would transform them to rock. Evidently, I was the Medusa of volleyball and they was afraid that my clumsiness was contagious.

healthillustratedI was dejected mentally and physically. I had actually made a promise to a buddy, so I sucked it up and I completed the camp (likewise I paid for it myself and I do not like to waste money).

I was in so much discomfort after the 3 day experience that I could barely move. My buddy and I essentially dragged each other up to Strawberry Canyon.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..

– Sports, exercise and fitness have been a huge part of my life and led me to be more health-conscious than I probably would have been otherwise. Sports have even helped me conquer an eating disorder. However, even though I have played competitive sports and, as a result been an advocate for health and fitness for more than half my life; I am far from a natural. In fact, I am a bit of a zero to hero story. I didn’t even start playing sports until a friend dragged me to a volleyball training camp when I was in high school because she did not want to go alone. Now I am hooked on healthy living and a supporter of eating healthy (I enjoy reading First for Women because they have tips about emotional and physical wellness). I stick to an anti-inflammation diet about 90% of the time- the other 10%, well I’m human. (Check out the free IF calculator at http://nutritiondata.self.com/help/inflammation, I am not affiliated). Find out how you can live a healthy lifestyle with ease by visiting: ReasonsForBeing.com/reasonswp/