Archive for October, 2012

A lot of people get frustrated when trying to lose weight. It is a common occurrence which has led many weight loss programs and diets to be thought of as scams. While it is true that there are fat loss programs and diets in the market today which are fake and have no scientific basis, this is not true for some of them. This does not however mean that they work for most people since the statistics show that people are increasingly getting out of shape with a significant number living a substandard life because of their weight problems. If you have tried to follow the instructions of a fat loss program or diet and yet you are not seeing any signs of fast weight loss, you may be to blame and not your diet or program.

Most people usually jump at any weight loss product that is advertised as having worked for other people. While this may not seem wrong on the face of it since logic dictates that what has worked before will work again; this is a mistake that usually ends up frustrating the efforts of almost any man or woman who uses products for losing weight. This is because doing this is committing a cardinal mistake of fat loss which is overlooking your genetics.

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Heart or Cardiovascular diseases deal basically with the cardiovascular structure. It is the chief cause of death worldwide. It is estimated that people belonging to the age group of above 60 are most prone to diseases associated with the heart. It is so because; aged people have cholesterol issues, which increase with the passing years. It is also thought that men are exposed to a greater risk than women are. In today’s world, pollution also contributes to heart diseases. Heart diseases can be caused due to the following reasons:

• Hypertension: Normal blood pressure for an average adult lies between systolic pressure between 110 to 130 and diastolic 70 to 90. A person who smokes or is obese or contributes to any factor, causing blockade of vessels may suffer from High Blood Pressure.

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Stepping up to health and in fitness is a sure way of having a life lived to the fullest and practically doing things that surely is deserving and fun to live with. Divulging in execution of the great idea of working the level of health and fitness, what better way than having ways to stay slim to look and feel great being healthy. We?ll have you tips in order to make you feel and look great in toning your body with convenience that you sure are to appreciate.

Exercises don’t have to hurt but instead, improve your body to maintain or improve its flexibility. Exercises such as stretches are really good for your muscles to be flexible as well as lining up well to be able to absorb movement shocks and increase your body’s strength for that work load needed for the day. So, in doing stretches you sure are to have an easy and more effective exercise for your body to be toned and functions well.

Cardio vascular exercises are also contributing to tone and promote blood flow for your body’s need of oxygen. Cardio vascular exercises such as jogging, running, jumping jacks, or even swimming to name a few, does promote good blood circulation and burning that excessive fat off your body. Rapid cardio vascular exercises tones your muscles to be stronger and improve stamina as you also improve your exercise.

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Herbal medicine is arguably the oldest form of medicine and has been used by man for millennia.
Herbal medicine is the use of plant materials to enhance well being and treat disease. Today, people all over the world are still using herbal remedies, which have been past down through the generations, which increasingly, scientific research is validating.

Herbs are used as medicines for both man and beast, they are used to flavour food, enhance taste and are common ingredients in natural skin care products, soaps, potpourris, ointments, food and many other areas of human life. They have even found their way into remedies for our pets and livestock.

Up until about 200 years ago, before western medicine was conceived of, herbal remedies where the only medicine available to man for treatment of illnesses and diseases. The Chinese and Egyptians developed traditional systems of medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine, respectively) which incorporate a systematic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Since the early 19th century, methods of chemical analysis became more sophisticated and chemists began making their own synthetic versions of the ingredients originally found in herbs, beginning the transition from raw herbs to synthetic pharmaceuticals.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a respiratory disorder that is estimated to affect more than 10% of adults over the age of 40. COPD is a progressive disease that attacks the lungs, making it increasingly difficult for the patient to breathe. Advancing age, lifestyle choices and exposure to toxins are the main causes of COPD. Patients with a history of smoking are particularly vulnerable to this life threatening disease.

Conventional medical treatments for COPD depend largely on corticosteroids, antimicrobials, broncho-dilators and anti-depressants. These chemically dependent therapies can only treat the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and often have attendant side effects that make life increasingly difficult for COPD patients. Many people suffering with COPD are turning to alternative therapies to supplement, or replace, their conventional treatment regimens. Natural holistic therapies can help those at risk of COPD to fend of the onset of the disorder, and can give much needed aid and comfort to those already suffering the debilitating symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Prevention is Step Number One

The best defense against COPD is, of course, prevention. Like it or not, much of what happens to our bodies is the result of the lifestyle choices we make. Major causes of COPD include smoking, second-hand tobacco smoke and pollution. The burning of bio-fuels, such as wood and coal, for heating and cooking also contributes greatly to the instances of COPD. While it may not be possible to eliminate all exposure to these factors, there are some steps that can be taken to minimize their harmful potential.

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