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Health and Fitness


In short we all need to be healthy and fit. We each have our own reasons from looking good naked to being around for the kids, maybe the doctor ordered us too. Obesity is the leading overarching cause of death in the U.S. and I dare say most of the Westernized world.

All too often we fail to think about what we are doing to ourselves and our families. So do it for them as well as yourself.

If you need help find a workout partner or get a fitness trainer. If you look online they aren't all that expensive and can help motivate and guide you to your health and fitness goals.


The US has seen an enormous increase in the number of people considered obese by the medical community. In fact, many call it an obesity epidemic. To combat this we find all sorts of pharmaceutical companies selling the "quick fix" pills, powders, and lotions that do nothing to actually help people take the fat off and keep it off.

Of course the same could be said of the diet industry as well. There are so many different diets going around now you could pick one a month and in a year's time still have more to choose from.

What is truly needed are some sensible proven weight loss tips that people can implement no matter what their present physical condition is. That said let's dive right in.

#1 Drink more water. All too often Americans are borderline dehydrated and so their bodies are working on the water starvation reflex and not flushing the toxins and junk out.

#2 Eat more often. I bet you thought I was going to say eat less. While it is true that to lose weight you need to eat less calories than you expend...you need to eat more often to get the metabolic furnace stoked up and burning right. Get it out of starvation mode. So start the day off with breakfast. Even an instant breakfast drink and a piece of fruit as we head out the door in the morning.

#3 Move more. Depending on your physical condition you need to be moving more. Use the stairs rather than the elevator, park farther out from the office or the store, go for a walk around the block, go dancing, play with your kids. Make it fun. Running is not the only way to burn more calories.

#4 Finally, determine you're "Why". Decide why you want to discard fat. Make your reason big enough to motivate you through the slumps that invariably happen.

Personally, my reason was to be able to live to see my great-grandkids graduate college. My youngest kids are 4 and 6 now. Besides I wanted to get out and play with them without being out of breath all the time.

 

  • Written by Muhammad Ejaz
  • 17 Sep
12 Things You Can Learn From A Two-Year Old (Booksg.com)

12 Things You Can Learn From A Two-Year-Old

  • Written by Muhammad Ejaz
  • 17 Sep

14 Signs That You Need to Improve Your Body Image

Whether it's making promises to lose weight or to exercise more, resolutions have long been a traditional aspect of ringing in the New Year.
For most, health and appearance can be at the top of the list in a relentless pursuit of thinness - a quest that all too often results in low self-esteem, body-image disturbances or an eating disorder.
"Many women obsess over body size and weight and develop distorted body images partly as a reflection of low self-esteem," says Adrienne Ressler, national training director for The Renfrew Centers. Body-image problems range from mild dissatisfaction to severe body-hatred.
Some of the common warning signs that indicate that a person may be suffering from body-image problems include:
Is unable to accept a compliment.
Lets mood be affected by how she thinks she looks.
Constantly compares herself to others.
Calls herself disparaging names - "fat," "gross," "ugly," "flabby."
Attempts to create a "perfect" image.
Seeks constant reassurance from others that her looks are acceptable.
Consistently overestimates the size of her body or body parts.
Believes if she could attain her goal weight or size, she would accept herself.
Allows her drive for thinness to supersede all of life's pleasures or goals.
Equates thinness with beauty, success, perfection, happiness, confidence, and self-control.
Compartmentalizes the body into parts - (thighs, stomach, buttocks, hips, etc.) rather than feeling connected to the whole body.
Has an ever-present fear of being fat - even if she is slim.
Has an overriding sense of shame about her self and her body.
Focus on the day-to-day decisions to get good, tasty fuel and fun physical activity, have friends, express yourself. These are key elements of physical and emotional well-being!
ZZZZZZ

  • Written by Muhammad Ejaz
  • 17 Sep

12 Ways To Be Healthier

Want to loose weight, sleep better and boost your immune system?

1 Have a lie down
Back pain can be avoided and the damage repaired with one easy exercise, which is lie down on the floor with your knees bent, hip width apart, feet on the floor. Do this daily for about five to fifteen minutes to release and lengthen your spine.

2 Note your nibbles
Crash diets don't work for long enough; instead maintain a food dairy to note your daily eating habits. With this you'l...

 

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Want to loose weight, sleep better and boost your immune system?

1 Have a lie down
Back pain can be avoided and the damage repaired with one easy exercise, which is lie down on the floor with your knees bent, hip width apart, feet on the floor. Do this daily for about five to fifteen minutes to release and lengthen your spine.

2 Note your nibbles
Crash diets don't work for long enough; instead maintain a food dairy to note your daily eating habits. With this you'll be conscious of what you eat, and make healthier choices.

3 10 deep breaths
Our breath power our lymphatic system, which removes waste from cells. By taking 10 deep breaths, three times a day, you'll clear more toxins and boost your thinking power by getting 20% more oxygen to your brain.

4 Put your fork down
Put your fork down between every mouthful of food, it makes you chew your food properly, preventing digestive problems, and also prevents you from over- eating.

5 Make a list
The most effective stress buster is to make a list. Your short term memory can only remember, on an average, seven things. So when you overload it , your stress level escalate. Making a list clears out all the stress from your brain you feel tension free. This saves you from headaches, depression and high blood pressure.

6 Massage your feet
Poor circulation could be robbing you of much needed sleep. Your temperature needs to drop slightly before you fall asleep, so your body dispels heat via your face, hands and feet. But many women have poor circulation, which constricts the blood vessels in their hands and feet and prevents them from dispelling heat. A hot bath before sleeping or a hand and foot massage will increase your circulation.

7 An organic apple a day
If you buy one organic item a day, make it an apple. Research found that pesticide residues in 71% of apples- the highest in fruits and vegetables.

8 Change your tea bag
When it comes to tea white is the new green. White tea comes from the same plant as green and black but is harvested earlier and undergoes less processing, which means it contains more cancer fighting anti- oxidants.

9 Eat dried apricots
The most common nutritional deficiency is iron. Tiredness, irritability and lack of concentration. Prevent it by having two helpings of lean red meat a week, or three dried apricots a day.

10 Stop skipping meals
Eating three meals a day is very important for a healthy body. It's the simplest way to balance blood sugar levels, which will keep your mood, energy and concentration balanced and strengthen your stress tolerance.

11 Keep it crunchy
Include some raw vegetables in every meal. Many of the vitamins and minerals are in vegetables are lost through cooking, so raw food is as good as it gets.

12 Focus on your feeling
Take two minutes to boost your resolve to do walk, jog or aerobics class. The instant gratification of that exercise high is far more motivating than the promise of thinner thighs two months down the line.

 

  • Written by Muhammad Ejaz
  • 17 Sep
11 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Building Your Home Gym (Booksg.com)

11 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Building Your Home Gym

Are you unsure where to start with building your home gym? There are a lot of factors that you should consider and questions you should have answered before building your gym. Addressing these questions in advance could potentially save you thousands of dollars and a great deal of frustration. As a fitness professional who has helped hundreds of people design and build results-producing home gyms, I can assure you that answering these questions in advance will benefit you greatly.
Without further delay, here are 11 questions you must ask yourself before building your home gym:


1. What is the purpose of your home gym? Will it be a supplement to your health club membership or will it be the sole location of training for you? Having a clear vision of what you want your home gym to deliver for you is essential to have from the start.


2. Will you start small and expand later or go big right from the start? Do you want to completely outfit your home gym right away or gradually add equipment over time? Personally, I started small and gradually added select pieces of equipment over time. I started with a pair of dumbbells and a stability ball. I eventually added a barbell, kettlebells of various sizes, a weighted vest, fitness bands, and a dragging sled. Every once in a while I’ll come across another piece of equipment that I’ll add to my wish list and eventually purchase. Slowly over time, you can build a nicely outfitted home gym in this manner.


3. How much space do you have available? The space that you have available for your home gym is going to dictate what equipment you should buy. For example, you might not want to buy a large multi-gym machine if you have low ceilings and a small amount of space available. I would recommend starting off with a stability ball and some dumbbells as these could easily be used to get a great workout in minimal space. The key thing is to learn how to use the equipment properly and learn how to get results from your training. Any good fitness professional can teach you how to do that.


4. What is your budget? If you have a large amount of money available to you then you might not have a problem outfitting your entire home gym with the newest and best equipment. If you don’t have a ton of money to spend on your home gym you can start for free with bodyweight training exercises like squats, push-ups, calisthenics, and eventually add small pieces of equipment over time. Remember, there were people getting great results from their training long before there were ever fancy machines available. Don’t let your budget determine the quality of your training.


5. What is your training experience? Are you new to fitness training or are you a seasoned veteran? Your answer to that question will likely have some bearing on how you build your home gym. A beginner can achieve great progress initially with very little weight and training equipment. A seasoned trainee might require heavier weights and a great selection of equipment to add necessary variety into the routine to avoid the adaptation curve.


6. What are your training goals? If you want to be a competitive powerlifter the equipment you buy might be a little different than the equipment you would be if you are simply trying to supplement your health club membership. Consider what your main goals are and keep them in mind when building your home gym.


7. Are you sharing this space or is it dedicated to your home gym training? This one is pretty self-explanatory. Do you have a space that will ONLY be used for home gym training or do you have a space that will pull double-duty? For example, in my apartment right now I have an office that also happens to house all of my home gym training equipment. I simply pull out the equipment I need when I want to train and go to work. This is obviously not ideal but it works and it is better than doing nothing at all. My eventual plan is to dedicate a section of my house to a home gym when I buy a house (hopefully sooner than later!).


8. What kind of training do you enjoy? Your home gym set-up will likely be affected by the style of training that you prefer. Are you into functional training, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, bodybuilding, bodyweight training, Kettlebell training, Clubbell training, grip strength work, strongman training, aerobics, Pilates, Yoga, etc? Build your home gym so that it supports the style of training that you enjoy. With that said I do encourage everyone to include aspects of each type of training into their overall training toolbox to provide variety and a well-rounded program.


9. What kind of “footprint” will your equipment have? Each piece of training equipment that you add to your home gym has a “footprint” that it leaves on your floor. Some pieces of training equipment have bigger footprints than others. You will want to consider the footprint of any pieces of equipment that you are considering adding to your home gym. What kind of space will the equipment take up? How will it affect the use of your other equipment? Will you have enough free space in your home gym to perform everything you want to do? I tend to prefer buying equipment that has relatively small footprints and leaving most of my home gym for open space. This allows me to do anything I want to in the space provided. The exceptions to this rule for me are squat racks and benches.


10. Will you have room for expansion? As I stated earlier I am a big fan of periodically adding new pieces of equipment to my home gym to expand my options and keep my body from adapting to the same old monotonous training. When I design my clients’ home gyms I try to leave them with a good amount of free space so they can later add training equipment that is of interest to them.


11. Will you be the only person training in your home gym or will others be using it as well? Will your home gym be solely for your needs or will others be using the space as well? Will your spouse, children, friends, training partners be using the equipment as well? These are things to consider as the people who are using the equipment will have a bearing on the equipment you purchase and the overall setup of the gym.
Hopefully, by answering these 11 questions you have provided yourself with some insights that will help save you a lot of money and a lot of frustration. The simple answers that you provided above will give a blueprint that that will help you in building a home gym that suits your needs.
Enjoy your home gym building process and train with purpose,
Kyle Battis CSCS, ATC, NSCA-CPT

  • Written by Muhammad Ejaz
  • 17 Sep
10 Ways to Manage Work Stress for Women (Booksg.com)

10 Ways to Manage Work Stress for Women


Women are more prone to the workplace because of the many roles they play in life: as a career woman, wife, mother, daughter, and friend. Women work way beyond the 9-5 shift, often having to rush home to cook dinner, help the kids with homework, and prepare the next day's office attire for the hubby. The stress and anxiety caused by endless tasks and impossible deadlines in a high-speed, high-tech world have made women's lives a living web of complexity.

The question is: How can women cope with stress and anxiety? The first step is to dissect the problem and understand how these psychological and emotional conditions make women's lives more difficult.

Stress is a combination of fatigue, restlessness, depression, over-focusing, and overall gloominess that is a consequence of overwork and other domestic or personal problems. The difficulty of trying to balance time between work and the home has caused many women to suffer from stress. Personal or relationship issues like divorce or separation have also been the cause of anxiety panic attacks among women. Women who own and manage their own businesses are also prone to stress. Their high drive for business success cannot always protect them from times of depression and overwork. Career women, on the other hand, have to confront office politics, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and the fear of being laid-off.

But there's still hope for over-worked, stressed women. Here are some practical ways for women to reduce and manage work-related stress:

1. Put up relaxing scenes- It could be a poster or a small painting with beautiful scenery. You can even download screen savers of beaches, waterfalls, clear lakes, and other scenes that help create a serene mood.

2. The To-Do-List- Use that Post-Its or other stick-on note pads. Color-code your notes and even put up an “alarm” in your computer to remind you of priority tasks. The key is to know what to do first.

3. Time out - As they say, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Take some time out to take a breather. Do way from reading emails the mostly junk. To stimulate activities like sudoku or brainteaser. Reading some inspirational books like Chicken Soup for the Soul.

4. Rearrange your workstation - Add some “homey” look to your workstation... put up photo frames of your family or favorite pet. Whenever you feel stressed out just glance at their happy faces or cuteness ---and you'll find yourself smiling back!

5. When a plant isn't just a plant - Having a plant around your workplace is good stress relief. Studies show that looking at something green like a plant helps soothe your eyes after facing the computer monitor all day or after reading for a long time. Focusing on a green plant will have a soothing effect.

6. Exercise - Walking, climbing the stairs, or going out to run helps fight stress. Physical activity helps get rid of tension. During a workout, your body releases endorphins which helps your body to relax. Endorphins also act as natural pain killers. There are a lot of exercise videos that you can use ranging from standard aerobics to pilates, the-bo, and a host of other fitness programs.

7. De-clutter- A cluttered workstation like pens, pencils, notepads, tons of papers spread around every inch of your workplace adds to your stress. Make your work environment more appealing by organizing your things and throwing away things you no longer need.

8. Set Boundaries- Communicate and assert yourself, make your co-workers know when you are more available for chit-chat.

9. Go less in your caffeine intake- caffeine even is popularly known as a stimulant, too much of it adds to stress even leads to depression.

10. Eat a good breakfast- Don' skip meals even if you are indeed in a hurry. Studies show that if you make it a practice to eat breakfast every day, your body gets more the needed proteins to give you an energy boost to face the working day.

 

Beat work-related stress without beating yourself up. Learn how to relax. Sure...we have duties and responsibilities but if you don't learn to relax---burn out is what you get! Make an effort to relax. Listen to good music. Try not to smoke. Because if you don't watch out, the results would be hypertension...depression... and a plethora of other ailments that can sidetrack your career and home life. It's time to regain a sense of balance if you want to stay alive for a long, long, long time.

 

 

 

  • Written by Muhammad Ejaz
  • 17 Sep

10 tips to have a fresh breath

Bad breath is experienced by most people at some time. It may simply be “morningbreath” but can be a persistent chronic condition which affects a person’s everyday life and confidence.
It is almost always caused initially by poor oral hygiene leading to a build up of excess bacteria in the mouth and which gives off smelly gases.
So, contrary to popular belief the following do not usually contribute towards the problem of halitosis: constipation, tonsils, gastro-intestinal problems and food.

View Top 10 Tips below that will help keep your breath fresh and clean!

 

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Keep your tongue clean
Gently brush it with a soft nylon toothbrush after you brush your teeth.

Drink More Water!
The drier your mouth, the worse your breath gets

Keep Calm
Stress makes your breath worse!

Avoid breath mints and/or gum that contain sugar
These actually make your breath worse

Don’t try to kill the odor of bad breath with another odor
This is what most of the ‘Big Name’ oral care companies would like you to believe works

Blow your nose more often
Your breath gets worse when you have a cold, allergies, or post-nasal drip

Don’t use mouth wash w/ alcohol or toothpaste that has sodium lauryl sulfate
Do you have any idea how many oral care products contain these two ingredients? Here’s a hint, just about all of them

 

Drink plenty of water when taking prescription medications
Many of these medicines make your mouth extremely dry

Stop Smoking
It will give you bad breath in a nanosecond, but may only take 20 years to kill you!

And finally, The Best Way to Eliminate & Prevent Bad Breath?
Use Clinically Proven Oxygenating Oral Products .

DO YOU KNOW ?

Important things you may not know about bad breath:

In most cases (about 90%), bad breath comes from the mouth itself.

 

- Despite public opinion, bad breath rarely comes from the stomach.

- Most people can smell other people’s breath, but have troublesmelling their own. So, if you think you have bad breath, you might or you might not. Bad taste is usually not a good indication. The best and simplest way to find out is to ask an adult in your family or a close friend.

- In the mouth, the most common source of bad breath is the very back of the tongue. Food debris, dead cells and postnasal drip can accumulate there, and the breakdown of the proteins by the resident bacteria causes foul odor. The second most important cause is bacteria breaking down protein between your teeth. By the way, the gases and other molecules that the bacteria produce are toxic and can harm your gums as well. Two good reasons to floss every day (if you don’t believe me, smell the floss)…

- Bad breath usually increases when the mouth is dry. Chewing sugarless gum for 4-5 minutes at a time can be helpful.

- The generalization that mouthwashes work for only a few minutes is wrong. Try gargling right before bedtime for best results. Some researchers recommend alcohol-free mouthrinses.

- Eating a hearty and healthy breakfast cleans the mouth and back of the tongue, gets the saliva flowing, and is probably good for you.

- Some people (maybe 5-7% of the population) have experienced small crumbly ’stones’ in their mouths that have a foul smell. These are called ‘tonsilloliths’. They are partially calcified, full of bacteria and develop in crypts in the tonsils. They smell pretty bad, but do not always cause bad breath (again, you have to ask someone).

- In the large majority of cases, bad breath can be dramatically improved or eliminated.

- Children as young or two or three can have bad breath from postnasal drip, dental plaque and transient throat infections. However, if they develop sudden offensive odor that appears to come from all over their body, ask the physician to check whether they stuffed something up one of their nostrils.

 

  • Written by Muhammad Ejaz
  • 17 Sep
10 Ways to Overclock Brain Activity (Booksg.com)

10 Ways to Overclock Brain Activity


1. Physical exercise. Physical exercise strengthens your brain. Exercise benefits your brain cells. The blood vessels inside your brain dilate and increase blood flow when you engage in regular exercise. Exercise helps to eliminate toxins and allows oxygen and other nutrients to flow into your brain strengthening your brain cells.


2. Mind exercises. Concentration and clear thinking are more or less automatic once you remove distractions. Learn to stop and watch your busy mind. As you notice things that are subtly bothering you, deal with them. This might mean making a phone call you need to make, or putting things on a list so you can forget them for now. With practice, this becomes easier, and your thinking becomes more powerful.


3. Healthy breakfast. Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Skipping breakfast affects your brainpower and performance at home, school or work. Minimize your eating during the day to mostly live raw fruits and veggies and their juices. This will help you detoxify and nourish your brain with essential nutrients and antioxidants to protect your brain from daily free radicals assaults.


4. Increase Water Intake. Given that your brain is about 80 percent water, the first rule of brain nutrition is adequate water to hydrate your brain. Even slight dehydration can raise stress hormones, which can damage your brain over time. Drink at least 84 ounces of water a day. It is best to have your liquids unpolluted with artificial sweeteners, sugar, caffeine, or alcohol. You can use herbal, non-caffeinated tea bags, such as raspberry or strawberry flavored, and make unsweetened iced tea. Green tea is also good for brain function as it contains chemicals that enhance mental relaxation and alertness.


5. Keep journals and notebooks. All the smart people write down their ideas, thoughts, and observations. Writing things down lets, your brain knows that you value “it’s” ideas. How does it reward you? By providing more ideas and better ideas. Writing things down creates a feedback loop that makes you smarter. You objectify your thoughts onto paper and that helps you think about them in a more powerful way. This is a great way to improve your brainpower.


6. Think positively. Thinking positively enables you to access your higher thinking abilities. When you are positive and feeling good, your mind functions smoothly. Ask yourself emotion-leading questions like, “What am I grateful for right now?” and “Who do I love and who loves me?”


7. Make sure you sleep enough. Your brain is rejuvenated during those sleeping hours. Research from the University of California suggests that if you have been awake for 21 hours straight, your abilities are equivalent to someone who is legally drunk. Sleep allows your brain to process new memories, practice new skills and solve problems. Therefore, a good night’s sleep is essential to boost your brainpower. How many hours of sleep constitutes a good night’s sleep will vary between individuals, but between 6 – 8 hours, sleep is normally considered sufficient.


8. Creative Visualization. Use the power of Creative Visualization. Creative Visualization is a technique that involves the use of mental energy to transform and improve the lives of the individual who uses the technique. You can use your brain’s mental energy to improve your life because your imagination is incredibly powerful and, when used correctly, can enhance your life by creating what you really want. Creative visualization can be used to accelerate learning, improve memory and motivation, and of course, improve brainpower!


9. Develop your creativity and your intuition. Creativity gives power to your thinking. Raw computation can be done by computers now, but humans provide the creative thought that shapes our world. Intuition can be an important part of brainpower. Einstein and others have relied heavily on their intuitive hunches.


10. Make a brainpower plan. It takes about twenty to thirty days of repetition to establish new habits, many psychologists will tell you. This means that when you create your plan for improved brainpower, be sure you plan to use that new problem-solving technique or eat those new brain foods for at least three weeks. You can use many of the brain boosters here and get immediate results, but it is creating new habits that will give you the most brainpower.

 

  • Written by Muhammad Ejaz
  • 17 Sep

10 Tips To Maximize Your Metabolism.

Metabolism basically means the count of calories you burn per day. Repeatedly you have might read from the articles about accelerating the rate of metabolism. The most common reasons are consuming highly nutritious food and performing workouts. If your metabolism rate is slower, it shows you are burning less of calories. In order to increase the rate, you must follow the below tips:

1) Do not observe fasting because you burn too many calories at once, which is really harmf...

 

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Metabolism basically means the count of calories you burn per day. Repeatedly you have might read from the articles about accelerating the rate of metabolism. The most common reasons are consuming highly nutritious food and performing workouts. If your metabolism rate is slower, it shows you are burning less of calories. In order to increase the rate, you must follow the below tips:

1) Do not observe fasting because you burn too many calories at once, which is really harmful to your body. In this process your muscles turn weak and you face dehydration rather than minimizing the fat content.

2) Dine about 6-8 times a day by consuming nutritious items such as fruits and vegetables.

3) A heavy breakfast is a key factor in increasing the rate of metabolism. Since you are awake for the whole day, the rate of metabolism is fast.

4) There are many kinds of healthy fats available such as nuts, fish, olive oil, and flax oil. They can be the substitutes for processed carbs.

5) Consume less of sugar so that the insulin production is regulated and you will thus burn calories easily.

6) Eat about 1 gm of protein per pound because the excessive fat content will be drained away.

7) Remember that alcohol is uprightly harmful for the people planning to loose weight. It prevents fat burning and contains almost 100s of calories.

8) Green tea and water are the best forms of beverages that do not affect the metabolism process. So use them instead of tea, coffee and alcohol.

9) Night shifts are normally not advisable, but if you think they are unavoidable then follow the above-mentioned tips carefully.

10) In order to make your metabolism process effective use the Turbulence Training manual that provide you right instruction to perform workouts.

If your metabolism rate is slower, it shows you are burning less of calories. Remember the above points for a healthy life.

 

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