Showing posts with label overweight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label overweight. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Please read the following article to see if any of the items listed apply to you. If they do - then a lifestyle change for you is imminent. It shows how smoking, alcohol, drugs, prescription medicines, etc can affect a guy's penis and reproductive system. Stress, anxiety, depression, diet, lack of exercise all play an important role in your sexual health also.

Definite DON'Ts

Smoking - Nicotine reduces arterial pressure and as a result, prevents blood circulation to the penis. In addition, toxic substances from smoking are detrimental for sperm maturation.

Alcohol - Alcohol kills reproductive cells and decreases sperm viability. It also disrupts the link between the brain and the penis. Excessive use of alcohol inhibits the creation of the male sex hormone, androgen.

Marijuana - Sharply reduces the level of male sexual hormones, disrupts chromosomes and promotes undesired genetic changes.

Overweight - Being overweight can disrupt your hormone balance and, as a result, the production of hormones necessary for achieving erection can become insufficient.

Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic steroids bear a close resemblance to testosterone and as a result, the body stops its natural production causing impotence to occur.

High Cholesterol - Too much cholesterol blocks the vessels providing blood to the penis and thereby reduces the blood flow necessary to maintain an erection.

Chemical drugs - Studies show that out of two hundred most used medicines; as many as sixteen are likely to cause impotence. Among the most risky are drugs used for the treatment of high blood pressure, depression, insomnia, ulcers, tumors, plus a couple of medications used to combat allergy.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Overweight in itself threatens the health, even if the parameters of pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar normal.

"Healthy" weight loss does not happen. This conclusion was made by the staff at Mount Sinai Hospital. Overweight in itself threatens the health, even if the parameters of pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar normal.

The study involved more than 60 thousand people. The state of their health was monitored over 10 years. It was found that overweight, even in the absence of metabolic disorders in the beginning, often hides the health risks that occur with time. In particular, the possibility of death from cardiovascular disease.

Earlier, British scientists have estimated that overweight people, in total, weighs 15 million tons.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Becoming a vegetarian will have many impacts upon your life, for the most part it will improve your life and your body. I know you are most probably thinking, well, why change now? Let's take a look...

A major reason is due to the meat itself, some make the switch to save the animals but the main reason I have found is because of the adverse effects the meat has on their bodies due to the high fat content. Changing to a vegetarian diet will reduce your weight rapidly and safely. Answer me this:
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you feel full of energy?
  • Do you feel tired and sluggish?
  • How is your health as a whole?
  • Is your blood pressure healthy?
  • Does your doctor say your cholesterol is very high?
If your blood and cholesterol levels are high I would consider trying out this diet, even if it is just for a short period of time. For example if your blood pressure is high as well as cholesterol, you should switch. Get the most out of food and give your body what it needs, feel energized and refreshed.

In fact, many people that eat meat are overweight due to eating too much meat and eating too much fat that meat contains. More often than not, such a one-sided diet can bring on health problems such as diabetes or other, serious conditions. All of these problems can be prevented by changing your diet, even your doctor will tell you this!

Allow me to give you an overview about vegetarian diets today together with their numerous advantages and benefits. With this overview you should not have a problem to find the right one for you.

Types Of Vegetarian Diets Available

There is more than one type of vegetarian diet, it doesn't mean you have to give up on foods such as cheese or milk if you prefer so. The main types of vegetarian diets you can choose from include:
  • The Lacto Vegetarians - Those prefer not to eat meat or eggs but can eat cheese, milk or yoghurt.
  • The Ovos - Eggs are allowed but no diary and no other animal products.
  • The Lacto-Ovos - This diet is no animal products but they will eat eggs and other dairy.
  • The Vegans - If someone is vegan they do not eat any animal based products (meat, milk, eggs etc.). Short: Only plants are allowed
You can look at your own preferences and what you cannot be without, for example if you want to stop eating meat but still want milk or cheese. If so the Lacto is for you! If you want to eat eggs, choose the Ovo vegetarian diet..

You might have heard that saying "You are what you eat" - this is without a doubt true since your diet will play a big part in the way you feel. Without a doubt, this old saying is 100% true.

Why is this saying true? Easy - Because eating unhealthy with an unbalanced diet will bring on all kinds of health issues affecting literally any part of your life. Since it will have such a dramatic effect this saying is 100% accurate.

The Health Effects Of Being A Vegetarian

You will be amazed of the health effects being a vegetarian brings in a short period of time, you will feel energized, feel physically different in terms of weight loss and many more!

Once you started with the vegetarian diet your body will start cleansing and flush out harmful chemicals and toxins. It only takes a few days once you start with the diet to see this effect.

Most people who eat vegetarian have significantly lower "bad" cholesterol levels. The ones who also eat dairy products and eggs also see the change in cholesterol levels.

As the toxins are carried out of the body by the food the body craves and loves, all of the levels in your body effected by the bad foods will also drop and the pounds will drop off.

Once You Decide To Make The Switch To A Vegetarian Diet

Chances are, you will like your new vegetarian diet so much you want to let your family and friends know about it too. In fact, if you are a parent you will definitely want to make sure your child's diet is looked after as they grow into adulthood.

The big benefit of sharing the knowledge and letting the entire family be part of it is that you won't be tempted anymore if someone else would keep eating meat. It can be very tempting especially with all of the adverts on the television, radio and inside magazines!

Switching to vegetarian can happen quite easily and you can do that the next time you are out shopping. It can be as simple as to avoid unhealthy snacks and substitute them for healthy fruits. Also if you are a rice eater buy brown and not white. This is a great way where you can educate your children in healthy foods and how to find them in the store, as opposed to buying junk food that's unhealthy for them.

It is really important to educate your children from early on what it healthy for them and what foods they would need to avoid - education starts early and cannot happen early enough. You will be surprised how many children will understand it because most children love animals and will agree that a vegetarian diet will be a much better choice.

Smaller children wont realize that you are doing them a favor and protecting their health but later on down the line they will thank you loads for it! Their academic levels will also increase with this new change in diet as they will focus more.

What You Want - Some Tools And Things

One of the main things vegetarians do is change the way they cook. One of the favorite tools might be a blender. This is a good opportunity to make a shopping list for your next time in the grocery store:
  • Brown rice
  • Walnuts
  • Spinach
  • Limes
  • Cheddar
If you want, you can make your own list: Obviously, tastes are different and you will have plenty of room for experiments here. Who knows - you might enjoy cooking those new, vegetarian foods so much cooking will become your favorite hobby! There is also tons of vegetarian food recipes online. Google some out and take a look at some.

Just remember, you are saving the animals lives as well as your own by making the switch. Don’t tempt yourself away from the diet and stay on track, the results you will see may surprise and shock you. No reason to wait any longer!

About the Author: Mike Buyco is a regular writer at ihealth market website. Find out his latest post on african mango diet.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

1. Size Doesn't Matter to Get Stronger

A neuromuscular system is made from the strong nervous system and muscles of the body which is focused during strength training sessions. Big body muscles don't assure strength always as the people who train themselves for strength may have smaller muscles. Strength depends on the innate ability and training program opted. It is known that the strength focused people lift hefty weights in lower frequency than those bodybuilders who stress on greater frequency of lifts having light weights.

2. Manual Weight Lifts Render better Results

Manual or free weights usually involve more movement of muscles, except those groups of muscles that focus on stabilizing the weights you carry. On the other hand, machine weights involve few of the ancillary muscles because much of the weight is lifted by the machine itself. Despite of the fact, machine weights have their own benefits in developing and toning variety of muscles precisely. It is recommended to use both the machine and manual weights for strengthening your muscles.

3. Stop Using Steroids Causing Physical Damage

In non-competitive environment anabolic steroids are often used to increase the growth rate of muscle tissues. These steroids also make you strong enough to fight against the post exercise fatigue. But there use is prohibited in competitive activities and sports.

Anabolic steroids functions like the testosterone- a male hormone that reduces the natural potency of producing of this hormone and other sex hormones. The pitfalls of these steroids are contraction of testes and breast growth in men, while women face decline in their breast size, clitoris growth, body hair growth and menstrual cycle disorder.

4. Eccentric Exercises Can Make You Uncomfortable

The eccentric movement is one in which you set the arm joint straight and extend the target muscle. Studies have shown that the eccentric movements in workouts hurt you more and may damage your muscles as compared to concentric movement. But some trainers are of the view that eccentric workouts develop muscles rapidly. Just be watchful when opting for eccentric workouts.

5. Reducing Fat Causes Difficulty in Developing Muscles

It is difficult to lose weight and build muscles at the same instance. However, there are techniques that cater both of your requirements. The best way out is to sustain muscles while reducing weight. Keep on training your muscles while reducing weight and when your weight gets steady then tone the muscles to the level you require.

In bodybuilding first step is to develop your muscles by high calorie intake and muscle training. Second step is to get rid of extra fat and sustaining the muscles by following well-organized diet plan and continuing the training sessions.

6. Side Effects on Heart from Aerobic and Weight Training Programs

Usually the heart gets expanded or enlarged to balance the poor pumping function of the heart caused by a heart disease. Athletes often have enlarged hearts due to the pumping stress caused during weight training sessions. To some extent this is a normal reaction for them and not considered harmful. Athletes with high stamina have bigger heart chambers while the muscle focused athletes have stronger walls. Hence, the best workout would be the coupling of both the aerobics and weight training.

7. Wrong Squat Practices by the Beginners

Often the weight trainers' focus on squats based on front foot and toes, which is not always suitable for the beginners. The key rule in the downward workout is to keep the heels stable on the ground and limit the knees from being extended over toes. Every body type is different having varying flexibility to achieve the optimal fitness level. The forward movement focus can lead to the disproportion of muscle power of the quads that are at the thigh front and at the back of hamstrings.

8. Body Muscle Types
  • Largest: Buttock's gluteus maximus muscle.
  • Longest: Sartorius muscle that twists from knee to the buttocks on the inner side of a leg.
  • Strongest: Jaw's masseter muscle or thigh's rectus femoris or the gluteus maximus. It is hard to measure the strongest muscle.
  • Smallest: Inner ear's stapedius muscle. It is 1.27mm size that helps in producing vibrations.
  • Broadest: Lower back's latissimus dorsi muscle.
9. Triceps Muscles are Bigger than the Biceps

People perceive that the biceps are the biggest muscle but they are mistaken. The triceps muscles are the bigger ones as they have 3 connecting heads where as the biceps have 2 of them. On the whole triceps contribute in the size of big muscular arm but biceps always get more prominence.

10. Most Hazardous Workout- Bench Press

Bench press is very risky as people may die by falling off a barbell during the exercise on chest. Heavy weights prove to be dangerous among other lifts but the impact of falling off a barbell on neck or chest is more fatal. Follow the simple steps during the bench press workout:
  • To ensure your safety use 1-2 spotters while lifting.
  • In initial training sessions don't try to lift too heavy barbells beyond your capacity.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

There are many different ways to lose weight. You can find many studies and diets online that have different perspective on what is healthy weight loss and what is not. Many studies show how many factors affect our weight and scientists are still considering whether the weight problems are determined by a person's genetics and physiology or rather by bad eating habits and an unhealthy life style.

So, if you want to lose weight, it is up to you whether you will follow a certain approach or use certain tips. It is your job to determine which program will help you the best to become fitter and healthier.

Nevertheless, one thing is for sure. You need to be active. You do not have to work out excessively but you can use every opportunity you have to take a (power) walk or to go for a run. You need to know is that "eat less and exercise more" is not always true and not for everyone. Many studies show that each person's body reacts individually on certain calories and every person uses those calories in a different way. Losing weight and becoming fit and healthy is a long term process. You have to change your eating patterns and life style. It is hard because you might want to do something that your body is not made for.

Eat hot soup before a meal

Nutritionists advise people who want to lose weight but are not really ready to diet excessively, to eat hot soup before lunch or dinner. There are several good reasons why eating soup is beneficial. When you start your meal with a hot soup, you cannot eat it very fast. By eating slowly, your stomach will have more time to send back information to the brain that you are not hungry anymore and that you can stop eating. Food is also a good hydration, if you eat healthy soups made out of vegetables. You should avoid cream based soups to save on fat.

Eat peanuts before lunch

Eating a 20-30gr of peanuts before lunch can lessen your hunger and you can eat less of your meal. There are also several other great health reasons why you should eat peanuts. Peanuts are rich in nutrients. It is rich in niacin, folate, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorus. It is free of trans-fat. Niacin is good for brain health and blood flow. Peanuts are full of antioxidants, too.

Do not eat heavily before bedtime


If you eat before you go to sleep it is more likely that you will wake up tired. Your heart will be pumping harder in order to digest your dinner. You should go to bed on an empty stomach. That way your body will rest and you will feel fresh in the morning. Also, if you eat late at night, you will slow your metabolism which will eventually decrease your calorie burning and increase fat storage during sleep.

You can eat some healthier snacks before bed only if you are really hungry. The best snacks before bed time are those that are low in calories. Healthy options are: one cup of plain oatmeal with one sliced banana (171 calories) or one slice of whole grain toast tipped with one small slice of low-fat cheese (117 calories) or one rice cake topped with one tomato slice and a small slice of turkey breast (60 calories). Try to avoid these snacks.

Walking is not a good exercise

It is great if you walk a lot every day but it is not enough if you want to lose weight. It is certainly healthy to be active and to be mobile as much as you can. However, you have to increase your heart rate if you want your walking to have an impact on your metabolism. Power walking is a different story. If you can increase your heart rate and start sweating, it will be great for burning fat as well as detoxification.

You will probably hear from a lot of people that walking can be your daily exercise and that you do not need other kinds of exercises. This is not true, so you will probably have to consider making a program and plan when you can have a real exercise.

You do not have to associate exercise with some kind of excessive and hard work out. You can consult a trainer and find what is best for you. Maybe you can go to the gym, do aerobics and go swimming, you can do yoga, pilates or tae bo. Depending on your weight and health you can create a program that suits you the best.

Red hot chili peppers (not the band) help losing weight

If you can handle chili you should try and eat it from time to time. Chili peppers before a meal have appetite suppressant activity according to some nutritionists. People who eat chili-peppers-spiced food right before the meal eat less at the meal.

You can make an appetizer dip that can be tasty and helpful for your weight loss. They can also prevent the accumulation of fat in your organism.

Chose your drinks wisely

If you think that drinking a smoothie or a café late before a meal will decrease your appetite, you are wrong. You will still consume the same number of calories. You can have snacks, healthy snacks between meals and that can make you feel full. One study actually shows that if we have snacks between meals we will eat less during fixed meals. It is much better to have 5 meals a day and that you are never hungry than to starve yourself all the time. Then you will be craving all different kinds of food and you will eventually start eating again. If you combine proper meals and exercise you can eat whatever you like.

The best drink you can have is water. However, sometimes our bodies need refreshments other than water. Then you should make sure to drink drinks with less sugar and additives. It is the best if you drink squeezed lemon or orange juice. You can also make your own drinks. Chose fruits that will give you energy and that you like, mix them together with some water if necessary and voila! You have a healthy and tasty drink.

Weigh yourself everyday

You might think it is big pressure and too much if you weigh yourself every day. However, some studies show that checking your weight everyday can help you maintain your weight. Also, if you have meals regularly, if you exercise and if you indulge yourself from time to time, keeping track of your weight can help you see if you gained some. That way you can cut back on some foods and get back to your old weight.

A 2006 study from Cornell University found that college freshmen instructed to weigh themselves every morning gained almost no weight during the school year compared with a 7-pound gain for those who weren't given a scale. Though I'm not sure how much the scale helps me, personally.

Hunger is not good for your health

Some people believe that if you starve yourself you will lose weight until you are satisfied with how you look. It is a really wrong conviction. You might lose some small amounts of weight if you do not eat but it is actually losing water from your body. Once your body notices that you do not have a regular food intake it will start to preserve everything it can in order to function. So you can actually "scare" your body by starving yourself and it will only hide food for you.

However, there is such a thing as healthy hunger. It is good if you are hungry before you eat. You can be hungry 10-15 minutes before a meal. Food tastes better when we are hungry.

There is no such thing as bad food

Food can harm your health and weight if you constantly intake food that has great amounts of fat and carbohydrates. It does not mean that food rich in these nutrients is necessarily bad. There is enough room in your diet for your favorite food, even if it is junk food. What you need to do is to control your craving and do not indulge in these pleasures all the time. You can reward yourself with a nice cheese cake once or twice a month. You can also drink natural lemon juice afterwards. It will prevent fat from accumulating. So, you can relax. You can eat whatever you like, only if you are able to control it.

Keep yourself motivated

Sometimes you feel like you deserve your comfort food after a long period of time of excessive exercise and dieting. Sometimes you feel like sleeping in and skipping your daily exercise. Of course you can do this. However, you will not lose weight. If you want to lose weight or become healthier and fit, you will have to do these things regularly. You will have to plan your meals, exercise and do this every day. This is for you and this will make this process easier for you. You will have to proceed with every step of your plan, if you want to become your ideal self. You will have to keep your eyes on the prize.

Author Bio:
Ivan Dimitrijevic is a health blogger with strong roots in the health industry. He has published many high quality blog posts including themes like meal replacement plans and weight loss techniques, and is always trying to expand his experience in the weight loss field.