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Healthy Snacking for Adults (1) April 24, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Cutt Off Calorie Intake, Diet Foods, Important Nutrients, Low Calori Food, Low Calorie Food, Low Fat Cracker, Mini Meals, Several Times, Three-times-a-day Diet Plan.
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Good morning everybody.  As we grow old, we love to eat everything.  Even if we don’t feel hungry, we eat a lot.  The metabolism of an adult person gets slow.  Even they eat many, they will not feel full for some time.  That’s why most of adults were all fat. An article written by Joan Sumpio says that ..”You are What You Eat.”  This simply means that your physical looks tell you that  how much you eat.

As obesity and over-weight issues take their toll on people, many are seriously considering to go on a diet that will help them have slimmer bodies. Others are not necessarily getting into very rigid programs but are simply adopting a three-times-a-day diet plan, meaning no snacks in between main meals to cut off calorie intake. But snacking isn’t really bad at all. In fact, mini meals several times a day can help manage hunger and reduce bingeing. Eating healthy foods for snacks like low fat cracker and fruits may stop you from taking second or third servings at your next meal, dramatically cutting main meal calories. The key to incorporating snacks into your weight-loss program is to plan them with variety, moderation, and balance in mind. Here are some of the best snack picks:

•Breads or crackers made with whole grains. These foods are beneficial because foods made with whole grains have all the important nutrients of the entire grain seeds. They have fiber, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), folate, iron, magnesium, and selenium. In looking for foods with whole grains, you can look for any of the following in the ingredient lists: Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Oats, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Teff, Triticale, and Wheat.

What exercise really does to your heart – 1 February 2, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Anaerobic Metabolism, Heart Attack Survivors, Heart Muscle, Lack of Exercise, Muscle Power, New Blood Vessels, Physical Inactivity, Regular Exercise, Supply Muscle Fiber, Worthwhile Investment.
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Good morning everybody.  Many people have heart ailment specially those who are in the age of 40 and above.  Exercise is the best thing to do.


Investing in your heart through regular exercise is certain to give back everything you’ve put into it. 


You may neither really care about firm, sexy abs, nor would you care about increasing your muscle power. But there’s certainly one muscle you simply cannot ignore: your heart muscle.


Daily physical inactivity or lack of exercise was one of the nine risk factors responsible for 90% of first heart attacks among the 30,000 respondents spread across 52 countries in the Interheart study. Among heart attack survivors who regularly exercised, 90% were more likely to be alive seven years after their heart attack compared to those who remained inactive.  Exercise is,  a worthwhile investment, whether one has had, or has not yet had, a heart attack.


The protective effect of exercise was found by investigators to be due to the production of a substance called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that encourages new blood vessels to grow to supply muscle fibers. These muscle fibers are then able to switch from what is known as anaerobic metabolism (one that uses sugar for energy) to aerobic metabolism (one that needs oxygen to work through the breakdown of fats for energy).

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.


100 ways to burn 100 calories – 4 December 13, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Clean the gutter, Get stuck in traffic, Move boxes, Paint the house, Push mow the lawn, Rake leaves, Shovel Snow, Sip ice water, Stack firewood, Stand in line, Wash the station wagon, Wax the station wagon.
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Without moving a muscle

► Stand in line for Aerosmith tickets for 65 minutes.

► Watch 2 ½ back-to-back episodes of Mary Tyler Moore reruns (four episode) if you have them on tape and you’re zapping the commercials).

► Get stuck in traffic for almost an hour.

► Sip ice water all day long.  Eight 16-ounce glasses of ice water raises you metabolism (the rate at which your body burns calories) and burns an extra 100 calories.


Working around the house


► Paint the house or clean the gutters for 16-minutes.

► Rake leaves for 20 minutes.

► Push-mow the lawn for 14 minutes.

► Wash and wax the station wagon for about 18 minutes.

► Shovel snow for 12 minutes, or use the snow blower for 17 minutes.

► Stack firewood for 15 minutes.

► Move boxes into the attic for 10 minutes.

► Putter around the garden for a little over 17 minutes.


Speeding time with the boys


► Play power pool.  (You’ll need to shoot 10 racks at an average of three minutes a game.)

► Shoot some darts:  games of countdown 301 or one game of cricket.

► Play 13 hands of poker.

► Restore you buddy’s classic T-Bird for 18 minutes.