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What exercise really does to your heart – 2 February 6, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Brisk walking, Builds Endurance, Effects of Exercise, Feel-good hormones, Frequent Exercies, Good Antidote, Good HDL Cholesterol, Heart Beat, Heart Rate, Heart Rate Drop, Off Stress, Prevents bone-thinning, Reduces Triglycerides, Release of Endorphins, Remove LDL Cholesterol, Strong Heart, Vigorous Exercise.
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There is a good effect if you exercise frequently.  Exercise causes the heart to get stronger, enabling it to move more blood with each heart beat. It takes fewer beats to get you through the day. With the heart rate drop, the heart is able to enjoy a well-deserved rest.  Exercise also removes “bad” LDL cholesterol from the blood, reduces triglycerides and increases “good” HDL cholesterol.

Exercise wards off stress, builds endurance, prevents bone-thinning or osteoporosis. Importantly, it reduces blood pressure and blood sugar.  Exercise  stimulates the release of endorphins or the “feel-good hormones”. It is one good antidote for depression. It is an instituted  fact that depression increases the risk of heart attacks by 50% or even higher.

Some asked, what is the exercise should you dig yourself into? For how long and how hard?

You need not be a gym addict to be fit. Generally, 30 minutes of moderate exercise like brisk walking, five times a week, or 20 minutes of more vigorous exercise, like cycling or jogging, thrice a week is recommended. Exercise need not be a humdrum, but rather, a pleasurable activity.

For those who have heart disease, a stress test may be needed so a safe level of exercise can be set. Your attending physician will advise you on your corresponding physical activity level. While more isn’t necessarily better, none may be worse than you will ever imagine.  Little sweat a day can definitely work wonders. Investing in exercise not just for the short term but as regular daily routine is assured to give you the highest return: a healthy heart!

Ref: Dr. Ma. Belem Carisma, Cardiologist and President of the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) visit http://www.philheart.org or e-mail secretariat@philheart.org.

Sugar keeps bad breath away – 2 December 30, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in 10-12 glasses of water, Artificial Sweetener, Brisk walking, Brushing, Carbonated drinks, Eat Banana, Foul-smelling mouth, Fresh Vegetables, Magnesium, Potassium, Regular Cleaning, Salt Scrub, Sodium Saccharin.
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Use fresh vegetables, not canned.

If you have hypertension, skip carbonated drinks because most contain sodium saccharin, an artificial sweetener and form of sodium.

Cut back on coffee if your blood pressure is high.

Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily. It helps to cleanse kidneys.

Do brisk walking.

Helpful vitamins and minerals:

Calcium. It helps to regulate blood pressure.

Potassium and magnesium. Eat bananas to lower blood pressure. Potassium rids the body of sodium. Foods high in potassium are broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, romaine lettuce, spinach, apples, grapes, oranges, pears, lentils peas, string beans and kidney beans. Note: To lower blood pressure, 3,500 mg of potassium is required daily.

Vitamin C. At Tufts University, a study showed that the lower the Vitamin C intake, the higher the blood pressure. This vitamin builds strong blood vessels. Vitamin C is highest in guava, kiwi and citrus fruits.

Banish bad breath

If you have halitosis or a persistent foul-smelling mouth, it could mean: diseased gums and teeth, parasites in your stomach, bacteria in your mouth, sulfur leftover from the garlic or broccoli you ate, dirty tongue, sinusitis problems, side effect of drugs like antidepressants and heart medications.

What to do

1. See your dentist for regular cleaning.

2. Go to a doctor to eliminate parasites. You may seek state of the art beam ray treatment to eradicate all kinds of parasites. (Call Biosafe Clinic at 411-9168.)

3. Brush your teeth and tongue gently.

4. Drink lots of water.

5. If you need to quickly remove bad breath, eat something sweet. Sugar keeps bad breath away.

Salt scrub

For stubborn, dry skin on your feet, elbows and knees, soak them in salinated water. Mix ¼ cup salt in warm water. Once soft, scrub with loofah or hard dry towel. Apply virgin coco oil to finish the polishing job.

Affirm: “I am the salt of the earth.”

Love and light!

Ref: Inner Cleansing Cures by the editors of FC&A Medical Publishing/dailyinquirer

Sugar keeps bad breath away – 1 December 29, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Brisk walking, Essential to Life, Good posture, Heart rhythm, Sharp pain, Stretch back.
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IT’S gym day. But, you forgot to warm up and quickly lifted weights. Suddenly, you feel a sharp pain on your back.

Seek medical attention if pain persists for 2 to 3 days. Otherwise, do the following:

Stretch your back gently. A slow, careful stretch is the best way to get those muscles back in shape.

1. Sit on the floor. Bring your knees to your chest. Hug your folded legs closer to you. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Relax. Repeat 3 times.

2. Sit on a chair. Keep your back straight. Raise both feet above the floor by about one inch. Repeat.

3. Lie on your back on the floor. Lift your legs and place the heels on your feet flat against the wall. This ought to relieve you.

Practice good posture.

Tighten your abdominal muscles by contracting them as often as you can.

Roll ice on your back. Prepare in advance. Fill a paper cup with water. Freeze it. Remove the cup and use the iced water on your back. This is one roll massage you will not forget.

Take aspirin or paracetamol.

Increase your intake of magnesium to relax muscles.

Essential salt

Salt is essential to life. Without it, we would die from dehydration. It maintains fluid levels between the cells and blood.

Would you believe it is also necessary for healthy bones, teeth and muscles? There is simply nothing bad about salt unless you take more than what the body needs which is 500-1,000 milligrams or equivalent to ¼ – ½ teaspoon daily, according to nutrition experts. However, the average diet consists of 6,000-12,000 mg a day.

You are probably unaware of it but every time you buy anything processed, canned or baked, this already accounts for 75% of your daily equivalent. For example, a slice of bread, bowl of cornflakes, canned soup, instant noodles can contain 200-300 mg of salt. And if you’re fond of pickles, it’s a whopping 1,000 mg.

When cooking, use half of the amount required in the recipe. If you’re making pasta, don’t add salt because you will top it with cheese anyway. The tomato sauce you will use may already be seasoned with salt. Use more herbs and lemon as flavoring. Use real salt, not potassium chloride which may cause abnormal heart rhythms. Read labels carefully so you know what you are buying.

Ref: dailyinquirer