Like in every other walk of life, in health there are also numerous myths prevalent. The reason the myths get prevalent is because firstly whatever most of us hear from a slightly healthier person we consider it reliable and secondly because of lack of knowledge regarding the concept of health and its constituents.
In the domain of health, there are several myths prevalent, which people follow blindly. For instance, that aging is inevitable, the truth of which is that hormone therapy is a valid treatment for low testosterone which resists aging. Similarly, numerous other myths are present. The lines below give the five major health myths and their reality.
The most common health phenomenon present today is the superfoods phenomenon. People believe that there are foods that can give them absolute energy and health benefits. The fact of the matter is that it is not true and there is no such food that can be termed as superfood. Rather the reality is that in most cases, the superfoods can:
So you’ve decided you want to lose some weight, and you’re determined to do it the right way. Great! That’s a good step towards healthiness and taking care of yourself. If weight loss is your goal, you need to be informed about the various exercises that will help you shed those pounds! Now, there’s no magic exercise. You have to work hard, and you get out what you put in, so to speak.
Before we give you some examples of great weight loss exercises, you should note that in general, cardiovascular exercises are what you want to lean towards. Though weight lifting does build muscle, which has a small impact of calorie burning, cardio strengthens the heart and puts you at an ideal calorie-burning heart rate.
Walking is a fantastic exercise. You don’t need equipment, other than good shoes. Almost anyone can do it, and you can jump right in as a beginner or create challenges for yourself as a more experienced exerciser.
The best part of walking is that an hour of brisk walking burns around 500 calories, is that it elevates that heart rate! With room for challenges in length, speed, and incline, walking is an exercise like no other.
Squats are strength training exercises that get the heart rate up! One excellent feature to note about squats is that they target multiple muscle groups, like the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. Now, here form is essential to getting the benefits out of the exercise. Listed below are the steps to a successful squat.
- First, stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Keeping your head straight, bend your knees and lower your rear. Your knees should stay over your ankles as much as possible.
- Once you’ve bent to a level where your hips are parallel to your knees, stand back up. Be sure you keep your head straight and your back slightly arched.
Undoubtedly, dancing is one of the most fun exercises you can do for weight loss! You work out your whole body, plus you aren’t miserable doing it. Crank up some lively music, forget about what you look like, and just have fun.
Try to keep moving for an hour, but if you’re really new to exercising, start smaller. Even ten minutes will get your heart rate up! And hey—like many people, you might find that dancing is a fabulous stress-reliever as well!
This is just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many options for weight loss exercises, you are sure to find something that you can do and enjoy. Don’t let apprehensions about exercise keep you on the couch.
You can make this positive change in your life, and these are simply a few ways to do so! If you haven’t exercised before, and your health is a concern, do remember to consult a doctor before you begin a regimen for tips and suggestions. You want to lose weight and you want to be healthy doing it, so get out there and get moving!
It looks like spring in finally coming. We have had a cold and dreary start of April here on the East coast. It is supposed to get up into the 70’s this weekend. J
My body (and spirit) sometimes gets out of whack during the transition of seasons. It is said that if you are imbalanced, you can hold onto weight and feel tired and moody. I am also noticing a lot of congestion and sinus problems occurring over the last couple of weeks. If you are like me and feeling just a bit off right now, here are some tips to get you back in the swing of things.
As you know, I am a nutritionist, so I always like to start with diet:
· A good rule of thumb is to keep it light and dry. For me, I load up on beans as they are great at leveling out fluids in the body.
· Cut out all milk and cheese.
· Avoid beef and starches
Here are my favorite yoga poses that help to keep me in balance:
· Sun Salutations
· Warrior poses (good for everything)
These poses are good for building up internal heat which helps boost the metabolism. I also recommend these and other chest opening poses as a way to rid the body of mucous build up.
Of course, it is also go to practice your breathing exercises and make sure you are setting aside time for meditation. It is amazing what a proper diet combined with a solid yoga routine will do for.