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Friday, December 11, 2009

Achieving health and fitness through healthy diet

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Achieving health and fitness through healthy diet

Because of so many illnesses and chronic diseases that occur among people through the years, more and more individuals are playing attention to their health and fitness because these would help them combat certain medical conditions. Today, one of the major reasons why people are overweight or suffer from minor and major health risks is that they don’t practice having a healthy diet.

Effective formula for a healthy diet

Healthy diet—which include eating balanced amount of food from all food groups—along with exercise or regular physical activity can lessen people’s inclination to health problems. Doctors say that though basic principle of healthy diet is simple, there are those people who are having a hard time sticking to it. The major reasons behind this include a super busy lifestyle, work that causes a lot of stress or even an environment that is not conducive to having a healthy diet.

Despite hectic schedules and busy lifestyles, people can start and maintain a healthy diet if they really want to. Experts say that nothing is impossible to formulating and effective diets plan if one really wants to achieve a healthy mind and body.

For starters, experts advise a mix up food choices from each food group. Eating a large variety of foods and veggies can also serve as a warm up in avoiding the foods that contribute to drastic weight gain. Having a balanced intake of calcium-rich foods, whole grains, and protein-rich products will also keep you in track. To be able to maintain eating a healthy diet, you must also know your restrictions of fats, salt and sugars levels, and intakes. Lastly, you must monitor your body weight regularly for you to determine if your body is absorbing all the nutrients that it needs.

When do you know if your diet is healthy?

Being free from any illness or medical condition is the major determinant that a person is healthy. For those who are having a hard time identifying what is healthy on their diet and which are now, here are some tips for you. Experts say that a diet is healthy if it is: - based on starchy foods such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta, and potatoes because they are a good source of energy—not to mention being the main source of a range of nutrients of a person’s diet like fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin B;

- loaded up a lot of fruits and veggies such as orange, apples, celery, broccoli, carrots, beans and peas because eating at least 5 portions of any variety can provide the vitamins the body needs and it also satisfies hunger without having to worry about fats and excess carbohydrates;

- filled with fish dishes that have high amounts of fish oil because it can provide protein, vitamins, and minerals that are not available to other food groups;

- low on saturated fats and excess sugars such as meat pies, sausages, hard cheese, butter and lard, pastry, cake, biscuits, cream and the others because they are high in complex calories stored in the muscles and sugars that can cause tooth decay.

- less in salt content because experts believe that goods that are high in salt or meals that uses too much salt can raise the person's blood pressure which can lead to more complicated diseases especially those related to coronary illnesses; and

- high in water content because experts believe that for a person to achieve optimum health and fitness, he or she should take in lots and lots of water and foods that are high in fluid content to keep the body well-hydrated.


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--Greg

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

How to Buy a home exercise and training treadmill

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How to Buy a home exercise and training treadmill

Buying a home exercise and training treadmill can be such as an investment for some people. But it also offers its own set of benefits. Having a treadmill at home first and foremost can help make your fitness regimen more convenient. This is especially very helpful for some people who find it hard juggling their work schedule with following a cardiovascular fitness regimen. A home treadmill can be a necessity for a people who do not have the time for the gym or go out for even a brief jog outside. A busy lifestyle is the most common excuse that can prevent people from getting the right exercise and fitness regimen to maintain health.

Having a home treadmill can keep a person fit without the need to go into a gym to do so. It can even be a convenient way to keep fit since a home treadmill can be used at home. With it, one can exercise in absolute privacy. Not being able to go out for a run just because it's raining will no longer be an excuse. For people leading a busy life, it pays to have a home treadmill handy. But buying one would require understanding the features and the types available out there.

Features Treadmills are generally made up of a wide rubber traction belt covering a platform bed of two or more rollers. This is where the user stands and so must be sturdy enough to handle a person's weight. The rollers then move to stimulate motion that would keep a person running even while stationary. Treadmills can either be powered by its own motor or just by the running motion of the user. The rollers move the rubber belt as the user keeps running over it. Motor-powered treadmills, on the other hand, allow its users to enjoy some added features. It can be adjusted to regulate the running speed of the equipment according to their preferred fitness activity of the user.

Treadmills are generally differentiated according to quality and their features. They can either be for residential or commercial use. Home treadmills are considered for residential use and are differentiated from gym treadmills by their size and features. Gym or club treadmills are usually made bigger while the home treadmill is its smaller counterpart to make it more able to occupy limited space such as in small rooms. Gym treadmills are made to become more able to withstand the strain of regular daily use and usually and so have bigger and longer lasting motors. Home treadmills can be made using only a smaller motor enough to handle a certain load for a certain time.

Price Range Buying a home treadmill can sometimes be a challenge since there various models of such equipment available in the market. And the price range can be very different for different treadmills. There are treadmills that can range from the simplest down to the most advanced models. And their prices can range from the acceptable down to the outrageous. In this case, choosing the right home treadmill will ultimately depend on one's budget and how one may be able to afford buying one. The price range for a home treadmill can range from the basic one in the hundred dollar area to the most advanced models that range somewhere around thousands. The price of certain treadmills may depend on its features, performance quality as well as durability.

Added Tips One of the most important things to consider when buying a home exercise and training treadmill is to make sure that the platform area where the user runs is most ideal for one's height and weight. This can be known by the how wide the treadmill's belt is. The common and more popular belt width is twenty inches for normal folks. Not only is the belt width important, its length is also considered another important point to consider. This will help determine if the person may have a sufficient running area. The taller a person is, the longer the belt should be. Normally, the length should not be less than 50 inches long. Treadmill belts should be around 55 to 60 inches for bigger and taller runners.


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Monday, December 7, 2009

Staying Motivated to Exercise

Staying Motivated to Exercise

Exercise is always a do-it-yourself venture. No other person and no machine can do it for you. Hence, it is important to have those motivating factors so that a person who is into exercise will stick with it.

Of course, reasons vary, some want physical condition and fitness, while others would want to enhance their physique and appearance.

In the past 50 to 75 years, physical activity has become the exception rather than the rule, both at home and on the job. People tend to drive where others once walked. People tend to flick a switch and machines do the hauling, lifting, pushing, and pulling for them.

The point here is that health experts believe that people lose their way, especially when it comes to exercise. They tend to return to sedentary ways even though they enjoy exercising.

But despite the momentum toward sedentary ways, you can stop it from happening, experts say. There are many reasons in order to keep you motivated to exercise and stay healthy for the rest of your life.

Ways to Stay Motivated

1. Have an explicit goal

A simple statement like, “I want to lose some weight,” is an ambiguous and an indefinite statement. It will not the least motivate you to start doing exercises right away.

What is important is to be precise on your goals. It would be better if you will set some detailed amount of pounds that you really want to lose. Envisage yourself what you will look like after reaching your desired weight. Doing this will inspire you to exercise. In fact, maybe even more than what you have planned in mind. The idea is to use that figure to assist you to remain resilient and dedicated.

2. Develop a strategy

Strength of will does not work alone! To stay with it, your strategy must comprise of both exercise and diet.

Try to start motivating yourself by throwing away your clothes that have bigger sizes. This will put you in a situation where you only have your sexy clothes and that you have to make a choice by staying motivated to exercise or not wear any clothes at all. Which do you prefer?

3. Make out little, calculable measures

Put into practice actions that will suit your lifestyle. This means you have to implement moves that you and you alone will benefit from it and not somebody else.

The idea here is to opt for a more positive and attainable goal and not just to shun away from being plump and chubby.

4. Produce monitoring that has an important effect

It would be better to have somebody willing to take note of your progress or development. This will inspire you to keep on doing what you have started. Having somebody to listen to your achievements is definitely a better prize than just achieving your goal alone.

Besides, having an extra hand to support you and cheer for you when things start to fall short. It is that simple way of hearing somebody believing on what you do is one of the greatest motivations to keep you exercising for more.

5. Construct a vigorous, sensible timeline

What do you plan to achieve in a year? Try to suit your objectives to your calendar, and do not look forward to see the results in just a snap.

The bottom line is that in order to stay motivated to exercise entails a lot of hard work, which is contrary to what most people tend to think. The main idea is to let people change their lifestyle because it is only through this way that they will absolutely change…for the better.

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--Greg

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