Archive for November, 2008

Eating right, the veggie way

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Eating for vitality

Choosing to be a vegetarian is an individual choice, but it is a well established fact that you can be a vegetarian and still be brimming with energy, vitality and good health.

Your vitality depends upon a careful balance of at least fifty nutrients.
They include sources of energy or calories which may come from carbohydrates, fats or proteins and essential nutrients from vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids. Water is also an important element required by the body.

Is meat the best source of protein?

All animal products, including dairy products, are considered complete protein sources because they contain all eight essential amino acids (the basic che.... Click to Read More

20 super slimming tips

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Is your resolve to get rid of those extra pounds sinking fast?

What should you do?

Where do those extra pounds come from?

Read the following 10 statements, think carefully and then answer honestly whether the statement applies to you or not.

Questions to ask yourself

1. I follow strict diets and give up after a few days.
2. I have no time to eat breakfast.
3. I am too busy to exercise.
4. I can’t resist temptation.
5. I stress eat most of the time.
6. I don’t like the way I look.
7. Low calorie foods are so uninteresting.
8. I can’t control my appetite.
9. I eat when I am bored.
10. I feel bad to say “no” to anything I am served when I am invited out.

If you’ve answered “No” to at.... Click to Read More

How to reduce cholesterol through exercise

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The cholesterol level in the body is determined partly by genetics, lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise and even psychological stress. High cholesterol build-up can occur gradually over-time without causing any symptoms.

What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat found in the bloodstream. It’s an important component of a good health because it’s used to make cell membranes and certain hormones. But too much cholesterol in the blood results in a hypercholesterolemia — a major risk factor for coronary heart disease.

What is the best way to lower blood cholesterol?
For those who are overweight dietary reduction of saturated fat, exercise and weight loss are the cornerstones of treatment and prevention. Making gradual and permanent changes in your diet and.... Click to Read More

Exercise to beat Asthma

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Being active is important for your health and wellbeing. It is a myth that exercise for asthmatics is unsafe. The truth is that most asthmatics would benefit from regular physical activity.

As long as your asthma is under control, exercise is safely recommended to keep your lungs and body in good condition. If you have asthma, you could participate in almost any sport or exercise. Scuba diving is the only sport not recommended.

What is asthma?
The word asthma is used as a blanket term to cover a condition that is characterized by episodes of breathlessness caused by intermittent narrowing of bronchial tubes or airways.
Symptoms include:
• Wheezing
• Coughing
• A feeling of tightness in the chest
• Breathlessness.

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Do fad diets help?

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

January 1, 2008 (New Year resolution)

“If I lose 10 pounds in the coming two weeks, I’ll have achieved the goal I set last New Year’s.” Time to exit fantasyland!

The concept of the “quick fix” is central to all fad diets. As is the notion that a change in our bodies can only result from a radical change in how we eat.

The word “diet” originally comes from the Greek diata, which means manner of living. It means making sustained, long-term dietary improvements to get results that last. It is no wonder, then, why so many diets are traps to gaining the weight right back.

And remember, any diet that sounds crazy or unrealistic… probably is. So next time there is a new best way to shed off extra pounds, think if it really can work for you!Click to Read More

10 commandments to avoid weight gain

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Watch those season’s eatings. Lavish cocktail parties and dinners and boxes of cookies and sweets… followed by desperate attempts to shed-off gained pounds.

How is it possible to rein in the cravings? Here is how you sail through party after next, without gaining unwanted weight. These 10 commandments will help you avoid weight gain. The 3 keys: attitude, planning and determination.

1. Win at the drinking game.
Savour alcohol in small quantities instead of guzzling down your drinks. Mix your drink with carbonated water to cut back on calories. Alcohol consumption slows down the fat burning capabilities of the body. One gram of fat is 9 calories and alcohol is 7 calories per gram. Too much will inhibit your inhibitions, making you careless about what you eat.

2. Nibble on nuts.Click to Read More