Body building training is indeed very important for your health since it helps to ensure that all your body organs function properly. However, injuries may occur in the training process. One of the sure ways of avoiding injuries is by following the instructions provided by your instructor to the letter. Here are some additional injury prevention steps that you can use to achieve the full benefits from your work out.
Tip 1: This entails purchasing top quality equipment which will be required. You may choose to join a gym facility instead of buying your own personal equipment.
Tip 2: Cramps are usually experienced by people who have a meal at least 30 minutes before the work out. Of course, you should not exercise on an empty stomach but you need to eat at a recommended time. It is wise to consume food which can supply the required energy at least 40 minutes before your training session in order to give your body enough time to digest the food. Ensure that your body has enough fluids by taking enough water before and after the exercise.
Tip 3: Warm Up- This helps to prepare the body for the body building activity. In addition, it helps to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood stream and this in turn helps in preventing muscle soreness. An example of a good warm up can (Read More....)
If you have checked the news recently, no doubt you have noticed it is not the best time to be living in New York or other parts of the East Coast.
Back in October, just before the presidential election, residents of New York and Long Island were graced with the presence of Superstorm Sandy, a monster of a hurricane that dealt utter destruction and flooding to low-lying coastal areas.
Just as residents began to recover from Sandy, along came a blizzard that dealt anywhere from a foot of snow in the Manhattan area to three feet of snow along Long Island and up towards Boston.
According to The New York Times, $82 billion in damage was spread among three states alone (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), and Congress was slow to approve a $60 billion emergency-aid package. It will take plenty of time for this money to work its way through the system and red tape and get to the places where it is needed most.
It seems as if the crosshairs of Mother Nature are trained on New England as of late. If it isn’t a hurricane or a bunch of rain causing floods, it is a big blizzard. These storms do not (Read More....)
Authored By Dave Webb
One of the big chips in the progress of the Human Species is medicine. With successful medicine comes an increase in the aged population of the planet. Everyone of these aged individuals takes up space. A lot of them have no useful productive use anymore. A lot of them require expensive nursing facilities to survive. A lot of them have aging diseases such as Alzheimer disease. All of them eat food until they eventually succumb to one disease or another. In effect, we all age, we all deteriorate, and eventually we all die. I don't care if you are worth 2 cents or 200 billion dollars. The same rules apply to all of us.
How we handle this problem of aging populations is going to take genius level intelligence. Most likely that will not be found in government leadership. I refer to all government, not just the government here.
The maximum amount of time given us on this planet is very variable. I think the maximum age of any individual on this planet in modern times has been 126 years and that is not documented very well. The Bible says 120 years is the maximum and I believe that might be a better answer.
Industry generally gives up on people at the age of 62-70 years of age. Though a lot of modern companies try to get rid of their (Read More....)
While most people generally recognize sleep as integral to health, few realize just how sleep disturbances can affect them. Seven to nine quality hours of sleep per night are essential to general health, energy levels and even weight management. One of the most damaging sleep disorders is sleep apnea.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person has interrupted breathing multiple times through the night. A person affected by sleep apnea will stop breathing or draw very shallow breaths while sleeping. These occurrences can last as long as 20 seconds and may happen hundreds of times during the night.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
The short-term effects of sleep apnea are damaging enough. Being chronically deprived of sleep causes fatigue during the day as well as poor concentration and higher risk of accidents.
Over time, however, untreated sleep apnea can cause heart problems, weight gain and high blood pressure. Stroke and diabetes are also risks for sleep apnea sufferers.
Risk Factors of Sleep Apnea
About 66 percent of those with sleep apnea are overweight. Obesity and a larger neck circumference are high risk factors. Men are more at risk than women, but post-menopausal (Read More....)
Apple-Cider Vinegar "The high acidity of apple-cider vinegar makes skin inhospitable to blemish-causing bacteria. Place a handful of parsley (a skin-clarifying herb) into a French press and cover it with 1/2 cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes, then plunge and let the liquid cool. Transfer to a spray bottle along with a splash of vinegar and four drops of tea tree oil (an antiseptic), shake well, and spritz on a freshly cleansed face. Store the spray bottle in the fridge."- Martha Stewart
Acne is a common skin condition that affects nearly everyone at one time or another. It starts when greasy secretions from the skin's oil glands plug the hair follicle openings called pores. These clogs occur as whiteheads or blackheads that may develop into tender pimples or under-the-skin cysts.
Traditionally, acne affects adolescent children and teenagers. However, adult acne accounts for millions of cases, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Adolescent boys and young men tend to have the worst cases of acne. Women are more prone to have (Read More....)
There is a must read article that links Milk possibly to breast cancer.....
Here are some of the quotes I found most interesting
"Before I had breast cancer for the first time, I had eaten a lot of dairy produce, such as skimmed milk, low-fat cheese and yoghurt. I had used it as my main source of protein. I also ate cheap but lean minced beef, which I now realized was probably often ground-up dairy cow. "
"Recently, I discovered that way back in 1989 yoghurt had been implicated in ovarian cancer . Dr Daniel Cramer of Harvard University studied hundreds of women with ovarian cancer, and had them record in detail what they normally ate. wish I’d been made aware of his findings when he had first discovered them."
"Up to this point, I had been steadfastly measuring the progress of my fifth cancerous lump with callipers and plotting the results. Despite all the encouraging comments and positive feedback from my doctors and nurses, my own precise observations told me the bitter truth. My first chemotherapy sessions had produced no effect – the lump was still the same size. Then I eliminated dairy products. Within days, the lump started to shrink. "
"One Saturday afternoon after about six weeks of excluding all dairy produce from my diet, (Read More....)