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Rocket Fuel for the Body – 1 October 30, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Electrolyte Drink, Energy Drink, Enery Source, Intensity, Sports Drink.
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All of us are aware that our body needs an energy drink.  But what kind of energy drink should we take?  How to chose the energy drink that best suits your body and your chosen sport.

When it comes to sports drinks, it’s never a case of one size fits all.  An older athlete weighing some 100 kilos will require a different drink from say, a younger sportsman who weighs only 50 kilos.  And depending on your sport and intensity, your body’s requirement varies.  A golfer and gym rat might do better than share a common sports drink.

But the principle remains the same: as with normal food intake, one needs sufficient fuel and liquids to keep the body performing without being weighed down by excess.  If you’re exercising, your energy boost may come from your last meal or that latte you had earlier in the afternoon.  Depending on the duration and intensity of your exercise routine, this might be sufficient.  However, somewhere around the 50-minute mark, you are likely to begin suffering from (a) noticeable dehydration, and (b) loss of energy reserves.  Now if you’re just doing an hour in the gym, this poses no problem because you can always take a recovery juice, a chocolate milk or a protein drink afterwards.

Aside from the intensity of your sport, you must also consider the temperature in this hot country, water intake is crucial as one can lose, liters of sweat by the hour.  This loss must be replaced, and while an electrolyte drink can do the job, this on its own does not serve the purpose of effectively replacing your ever depleting energy source.  You would need to drink something else to do both jobs.

Finally! Good News About Fat October 29, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Canola Oil, Heart disease, Hydrogenated fats, Low fat diet, Lower Fat, Weight off.
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GREAT FAT NEWS:  Eating more fat-not less-helps you keep weight off, according to new research.  Dieters followed either a moderate-fat plan (35 percent of calories from fat) or a lower fat one (20 percent of calories from fat).  Only the moderate-fat dieters kept that weight off.  The low-fat dieters regained much of the weight by the study’s end.

Sure, low-fat diets will help you lose, but broiling and steaming gets boring, so dieters may return to their old eating habits, and weight rebounds.  Food with fats seems to better satisfy hunger. 

Eat healthy fat.  Our dieters ate mostly monounsaturated fats, the heart-healthy kind found in nuts, avocados and olive oil.  Limit saturated fat (think steak)  and have hardly any of the artery-harming trans fats found in processed foods.  Trans fat, also known as hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats, is a staple in many fast food menus.  Trans fat is very harmful to the arteries and are found to be involved with heart disease and cancer.  Studies have already proven that an increase of only 2 percent trans fat in a person elevates the risk of heart disease by 36 percent.

Keep portion trim.  For instance a handful of nuts is a great snack, a bowlfull is not.

Instead of raw veggies … try cooking them in 1 T canola oil.

Instead of toast with low-calorie jelly … try toast with 2 tsp peanut butter.

Instead of reduced-fat dressing … try 1 T olive oil with vinegar.

Instead of fat-free croutons … try 4 balck olives.


Treat Your Back Well This Season – 3 October 25, 2008

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How to pick up objects from the floor.  Don’t bend from the waist.  Bend from the knees and straighten up from the knees as well.  Keep one foot a little in from of the other for better balance.

How to sit on chair.  Seed to it that your knew are higher than your hips while keeping both feet firmly on the floor.  If the seat is too high, place your feet on a foot rest or if this in not available.  An old telephone directory will do.  Your spine should press against the chair’s back.  When your work requires you to sit for long periods of time, stand up every 30 to 40 minutes and take a few steps around the office.

How to make the bed.  Again, do not bend at the waist.  Kneel on the floor when putting the sheets on or pulling them up.  If you want to smooth the cores, kneel on the bed with one leg and keep the other foot on the floor.

How to sleep.  Put a pillow under the knee if you’re sleeping on your back.  This preserves the spinal column’s natural “s” curve.    Sleeping on your side takes the pressure off your back.  Never sleep on your stomach as this will force your back to arch for hours. 

How to stand in line.  Stand with your legs slightly bent, feet apart with one foot a few inches forward.  Keep your shoulders high but relaxed.  Change position every few minutes to rest muscles.  Don’t stand with your knees locked and your feet too close together.

How to drive.  Since most car seats are too soft and poorly contoured to support the back, consider buying an inexpensive, foldable back support.  Otherwise, place a rolled up towel behind the lower back when driving.  Also, move the car seat forward so that your knees are higher that your hips.  This war, your arms bend while driving, taking off pressure on your back and hyperextension of the spine is prevented.

How to put on make-up.  Buy a mirror that you can pull close enough to you when putting on your makeup by your dressing table so that you don’t have to lean forward and strain your back.

Treat Your Back Well This Season – 2 October 24, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in injury, Preventive measure.
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Women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis, especially when they reach the menopausal stage because hormonal changes increase the rate of bone loss.  Since there are no signs and symptoms of osteoporosis, prevention is still the key.

Among the preventive measures you can adopt are diet and physical activity.  Calcium is an absolute requirement of bone health.  And milk is one of the best sources of calcium.  Adults have to drink non-fat milk because it contains the essential calcium without  the fat that is not much needed any more by the body.

Exercise is critical to bone maintenance.  But don’t just take on an aerobic routine without consulting your doctor.  You may do you bones more harm than good.  Now, when you start getting calcium supplement and exercise upon your physician’s recommendation, it would be good to follow these tips in order to cut down strain and injury to your bones.

As I am going to share you the tips I will put some pictures so that you will be aware of how it will be done.

How to wash dishes/iron clothes.  Put one foot up on a small stall.  This way the back thigh forms an angle of about 135o , minimizing stress on the back.

How to lift heavy objects.  Bend at the knee, grasp the load close to your body, then push straight up with you legs.  Also, do not lift a heavy object from a very low position to a very high position in one immediate swoop.  You might lose your balance and cause injury to your bone.

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Treat Your Back Well This Season – 1 October 22, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in bone loss, excessive loss, exhaust, Uncategorized.
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Christmas is the busiest times of the year, especially if you don’t have much help around the house and there are so many chores to do.  Just imagine rigorously cleaning the house; walking mile upon mile and waiting in the line for hours when shopping for gifts and groceries; the endless hours preparing and cooking food plus the everyday tasks such as washing dishes and laundry.

Before long, you get tired and exhausted.  Your back aches with the kind of pain that makes you want to rest, sit back and relax.  Does resting help in anyway?  Yes, but only temporarily.  Your back ache, especially when it is recurrent, may be more than just a minor muscle strain.  It could very well be a sign of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become very weak due to excessive loss of bone tissue.  Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being remodeled.  New bone is formed and old ones are broken down from birth up to the mid-thirties when bone mass is at its peak.  At around the age of 35, the process shifts. More bone is broken down than formed and when bone loss becomes excessive, the bones get weaker and break easily.  Even simple tasks such as bending to pick up an object can break you back.

Healthline With Pari October 19, 2008

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Hello.  I am Pari.  I will be talking here about  our health.  It’s the best for us that we always visit our doctors for the condition of our body.  But for those who can’t afford to have their check up regularly, I hope my this blog will help them.  I will be sharing you what information I have for us to be always in good health condition.

It will be a pleasure for me to have any suggestions or comment you want to share.  You can access me in my email address ….. pari110707@gmail.com.