11 Sep

Want to sleep peacefully, then avoid these foods

Red Meat – Loaded with protein and will keep your body hard at work trying to digest the protein. So avoid it if you want to sleep peacefully

Chocolate – Chocolate has tons of health benefits, so you want to eat it but not before bed. It contains theobromine which closely resembles caffeine and can interfere with sleep just like caffeine

Garlic – The herb will leave you feeling hot and unable to sleep

Candy Bars – Will cause a spike in Insulin and keep you giddy all night.

Pizza – The tomato sauce will give you heart burn and the cheese will keep your body hard at work all night trying to digest it leaving you unable to sleep.

11 Sep

Eat more pistachios

Pistachios have the least amount of calories when compared to other nuts. Pistachios help

  • lower LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • reduce risk of cancer
  •  lower stress hormone in the body

So go on, eat more pistachios for better health!

11 Sep

The only 8 moves you need to stay fit

Here are 8 moves that you need to stay fit

Squat – Works the legs

Deadlift – Works the legs and back

Push up – Works the chest, shoulder, and tricpes

Pull up and chin up – Works the back, biceps, and forearms

Overhead press – Works shoulders

Row – Works back and biceps

Lunge – Works legs

Kettle Bell swing

Happy fitness!

 

09 Sep

Secret to happiness

Intellectuals have differed in respect to everything but they agree on one thing.

The highest levels of happiness and prosperity come from giving and not from taking.

09 Sep

Why marriages fail

Reason #1: Marriages fail because of lack of communication.

Reason #2: Marriages fail because of monotony.

Reason #3: Marriages fail because of jealousy.

Solution to save marriage

Communicate. Do not be afraid to share your feelings and needs

Spice up your marriage. Do not let the same routine overtake the marriage.

Do not be jealous of your spouse. You both form a whole. if one succeeds in any aspect of life then the other should see it as his/her success.

09 Sep

Pleasing others

Do not spend your life pleasing those who will not be there for you at times of failure.

Make decisions which you believe are correct. Considering someones opinion is healthy. Making decisions to please others is not.

29 Aug

Heavy partials for strength

Use extremely heavy weights in lockout for increased strength. If you want to increase your bench press, then incorporate heavy weight lockouts at the top position.

For example, take a weight which is 25% more than the maximum weight you can lift for one rep – 125% your max weight – and hold it in the top position of the bench press for 8-10 seconds.

What this will do is that it will inhibit the Golgi Tendon Organ (GTO), thus allowing you to lift heavier weights. Under normals circumstances, when the Golgi Tendon Organ perceives a weight which is too heavy, it prevents you from lifting it.

If you hold extremely heave weights in the lockout position prior to lifting, you inhibit the Golgi Tendon Organ which allows you to life much heavier.

29 Aug

Zinc deficiency and excess lead to hair loss

Zinc deficiency causes hair loss.

But excess of Zinc impairs anagen development, thus leading to hair loss.

Thus, you need to walk a fine walk when it comes to Zinc. Make sure you are getting sufficient Zinc, if you want to prevent hair loss.

But do not overdo the Zinc supplements as that too will leave you without hair.

The daily recommended dosage of Zinc for men who are over 19 years old is 11 milligrams and 8 milligrams for females over 19 years old.

Top Zinc containing foods include oysters, beef, lamb, and spinach.

29 Aug

Avoid over fortified foods if you are pregnant or a child

If you have children then you should not feed them over fortified foods. Neither should you be eating over fortified foods if you are pregnant.

The reason is that over fortified foods can cause an excess of Vitamin A and Zinc in children. Excess vitamin A leads to skeletal abnormalities, hair loss, and liver damage.

If a pregnant women gets excess Vitamin A, it leads to problems in the developing fetus.

29 Aug

Do not have time for cardio exercise?

HIIT (High Intensity Interval training) may be your best bet if you do not have hours to spend on the treadmill.  High intensity interval training takes half the time to do when compared to Low steady cardio and provides, in some cases, better results.

Some swear by HIIT and say that is better than traditional cardio routines like jogging or walking on a treadmill.

A simple example of a HIIT workout is as follows. Do jumping jacks for 60 seconds. Take a 120 second rest. Do another set of 60 second jumping jacks followed by a 120 second rest. Try to complete 5-10 cycles of the above.

You may also like to check out Phil Campbell’s book Ready, Set, Go!

28 Aug

What is anemia

What is anemia?

It is a condition in which their is low hemoglobin concentration. For a man, when the hemoglobin concentration falls below 13.5g/dL, he is said to be anemic.

For a woman, when the hemoglobin value falls below 11.5 g/dL, she is said to be anemic.

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28 Aug

Hydrotherapy for Diabetes 2 and muscle pains

Hydrotherapy refers to using water to treat ailments. In the times long gone, people used hydrotherapy to treat all kinds of diseases.

Hydrotherapy does the following things:

The pressure of water released from water jets reduce muscular tension

The pressure from the jets massage your joints and may cause release of endorphins, which are the “make you feel good” hormones of your body.

The hot water dilates your vessels leading to greater blood flow to all body parts which leads to faster healing

The hot water also provides deep muscle relaxation.

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27 Aug

You are mangesium deficient

Did you know that almost 70% people are Magnesium deficient? Chances are you are among those 70%. This is the reason you feel tired and sad all the time. By correcting this Magnesium deficiency you can quickly rid yourself of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Depression.

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27 Aug

Dark chocolate and its tons of benefits

If you love chocolate, then you are in for a surprise. This is one of those few delights which does not seem to follow the rule of what tastes good is usually not good for you. On the contrary, dark chocolate seems to offer many health benefits.

Chocolate can possibly help in

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improving brain function
  • Decreasing heart disease risk
  • Preventing stroke
  • Loosing Weight
  • Fighting diabetes
  • Protecting your skin
  • Reducing stress
  • Stopping coughs
  • Improving mood
  • Improving blood flow
  • Improving Vision

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26 Aug

People criticize you because they feel jealous of you

There are many reasons why people may criticize you. But if you are intelligent and/or attractive one of the main reasons is because they are jealous of you. Recognize this and do not let it bog you down.

Rather, the next time someone criticizes you, ask yourself if the person is doing this because he or she feels jealous of you. If you discover that such is the case, then take it as a compliment. Let the criticism make you feel good since it is a result of a trait you have which your rival lacks!

26 Aug

Fight or flight response has a new name

Remember the fight or flight response your teacher taught you about in High school? The response which gets triggered when you perceive threat during which you either run away from the situation or prepare to fight.

Well, now it has a new name. It is now called the Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response. Researchers have added the freeze part. This is because when confronted with a threatening situation, we do not always run away or fight, but at times we simply freeze.

One person who was attacked by a grizzly bear survived due to this response. He played dead and the bear, who would have otherwise killed him, left him alone!

25 Aug

Improve memory by chunking

Your brain can only hold 6-7 digits at one time in memory. If you try to remember another digit, your brain will forget one of the previous digits – most likely the first one – and remember the new one.

As you can see, it will only allow you to hold 6-7 digits at any one given time.

But what if you want to memorize many digits? The solution is to chunk them. Memorize 3-4 digits at a time. Once you have them memorized, memorize another 3-4 digits and connect them with the previous digits. Repeat until you have ll the digits memorized.

By chunking in this manner, you can memorize large amounts of information. This method of chunking is not limited to digits and numbers. You can chunk all kinds of information.

By memorizing information in chunks, you can memorize loads of information without forgetting.

25 Aug

Human reasoning is fickle

Did you know that the order in which you ask questions can affect the answer you receive? This is known as the order effect.

In a survey, which was conducted in 1997, people were asked if they thought Bill Clinton was honest or not.

The result was that 7% more people answered that yes Bill Clinton was honest if they were first asked if they thought Al Gore was honest or not as compared to when they were simply asked if they thought Bill Clinton was honest or not without first asking about Al Gore.

Keep this in mind the next time you ask someone a series of questions. Depending on how you structure your questions, you may get a different answer.

 

25 Aug

Video games for psychotic treatment

One day video games may be used for treatment of psychiatric diseases such as Schizophrenia, Post-traumatic stress disorder, and Alzheimer’s dementia.

This is because researchers have found that playing video games increases brain size and connectivity. Playing video games increases the gray matter of the brain. The gray matter is the part of the brain in which the cell bodies of nerve cells are located.

Playing video games positively influences regions involved in spatial navigation, memory, and strategic planning thus possibly leading to increased intelligence and consciousness.

25 Aug

Giving up animal products will not make you smell better

Some vegetarians and fruitarians – Steve Jobs being a notable example – believe that if you do not eat animal products and adhere to a plant based diet only, you will rid yourself of body odor.

This is not true. Vegetarian diets can be lacking in protein. Protein plays a major role in detoxifying the body. Hence, if a person on a vegetarian diet does not get his required protein, he may end up smelling worse than had he been on an animal diet where he go all the needed protein.

JJ Virgin, nutrition expert and co-star of TLC’s “Freaky Eaters”confirms this.

25 Aug

Avoid too much cardio as it can kill you

If you are planning on becoming a marathon runner or are a cardioholic, who exercises for hours in a day, then you may be putting yourself at a 7 fold increased risk of cardiac disease.

It seems like too much of a good thing can kill you. Just like drinking 100 glasses of water in one hour drowns your cells and leads to death, too much cardio scars the heart tissue and leads to premature death.

Cardiologists now warn people that they should not go beyond 30 to 60 minutes of Cardio a day. Research suggests that too much Cardio can have detrimental affects on the heart.

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25 Aug

4 Interesting facts about your body

Your sneeze is probably faster than your driving

When you sneeze, the air that you sneeze out travels at up to 100 miles or more! Now, that is faster than how fast people can drive in some countries!

Miles in your blood

If you took all the blood vessels in your body and put then end to end, the distance that they would equal would be 65,000 miles!

Your nose has super memory

Could you remember 50,000 different people? Well, whether you can or not, your nose can remember 50,000 different scents!

Spit gross out

Do you know that an average person produces 25,000 gallons of spit in his/her lifetime? That is enough spit to fill up two swimming pools! Want to go for the swim in that?

25 Aug

Blondes have more hair

The color of you hair shows how many hairs you have. Blondes have the most. Blondes have 146,000 follicles. One follicle produces 20 individual hairs. So, that means blondes can produce 2.92 million hairs in their life time!

Compare this to the average person who only has 100,000 follicles and can thus only produce 2 million hairs. And, sorry to bear bad news, but red heads have the least dense hair with only 86,000 hair follicles.

25 Aug

GERD – Gastroesophageal reflux disease

What is GERD?

GERD stands for Gastroesophageal reflux disease. The acid in your stomach, and at times food present in the stomach, flows back up into your food pipe known as the esophagus. The stomach acid or food irritates your esophagus giving you a burning feeling.

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25 Aug

You have a fifty percent chance of getting a chronic disease

Did you know that half of Americans have chronic disease? And one fourth Americans have two or more chronic diseases!

So what is to blame?

The following is a list of things that need to be corrected if we want to set things straight

  • Eliminate Tobacco
  • Eat a health diet
  • Exercise
  • Eliminate alcohol
  • Lowe cholesterol

This is what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said and to read more visit the article Half of all American adults have a chronic disease – CDC at Medical News Today.

25 Aug

Cell phones and cancer

The WHO (World Health Organization) has said that the EMF (electromagnetic fields) of cell phones are possibly carcinogenic. This means that a definite link has not been found and more research is needed to see if they cause cancer, but there is a possibility that the EMF can lead to cancers such as gliomas – a type of brain cancer.

To reduce your exposure to EMF, simply put your iPhone – or Android phone – into Airplane Mode. This cuts of all signals and the EMF. When you need to make a call, simply turn off Airplane Mode, make your call, and then turn Airplane Mode on again. This will reduce your chance of cancer greatly.

25 Aug

Speak what you believe is the truth

Speak and do that which you believe to be the truth even if it means going against what everyone else promotes.

Remember, no one ever changed the world by being a yes man. The people who changed history had ideas, views, and beliefs which were ridiculed by those around them.  Uphold your beliefs and act on them.

25 Aug

Losing weight is as simple as

Losing weight is as simple as choosing a diet plan which you can stick to and following an exercise plan which you enjoy. Remember, weight loss is not an overnight process, but an on going one which requires persistence.

Persistence can only be achieved if you can stick to a diet plan and exercise regime. You cannot stick to diet plans which call for starvation, and neither can you stick to an exercise program which you do not enjoy.

25 Aug

Develop this trait for happiness

Rather then spend all your life and energy trying to achieve more, concentrate on developing the ability to enjoy less. Contentment is the key to happiness, not greed.

“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more but in developing the capacity to enjoy less” – Socrates

25 Aug

Stay positive

Remember, a ship is surrounded by tons and tons of water. It never sinks until and unless the water enters into it.

Similarly, you will remain positive regardless of all the negativity that surrounds you unless and until you let that negativity enter into you.

25 Aug

Old women with shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can be a signal of an underlying disorder. But, at the same time many elderly suffer from shoulder pain which is not a result of any underlying disorder. It is a result of weakened muscles.

To rectify this problem and do away with your shoulder pain, simply take a 2-3 kg dumbbell and lift it over your head. Lower the weight and then lift it up over your head again.

Repeat this shoulder press exercise 10 times and you will see your shoulder pain disappear in days. My mother suffered from extreme shoulder pain which prevented her from sleeping. After trying this exercise, you freed herself from all pain.

25 Aug

10 minute rule to getting work done

Tell yourself you will only work for 10 minutes. If you have a task you want to accomplish but find yourself procrastinating, then the solution is this 10-Minute rule.

Tell yourself you will work for 10 minutes. Work for 10 minutes. Then take a break. After 2 minutes return to the task, if you like, and work for another 10 minutes.

Before you know it, you will have accomplished enough to leave you feeling satisfied.

25 Aug

Do a little

Do you have a huge project you would like to complete? Do a little every day. You will be surprised how much you can accomplish by doing a little every day.

By doing a little everyday, you will feel success which will lead to euphoria which breeds success.

Try to to do everything all at one go and you will burn yourself out – a sure fire way to failure.

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