Category Archives: health & wellness

time to remove the saddlebags

Just like most ladies out there having the saddlebags, which is the little fat deposits around your hips and upper thighs, is one of the biggest problems I have. I don’t wish to have a model like body; I just want to be beautiful and healthy. But, the saddlebags seem to be my greatest problem area. Well, let’s see if these work out routines can help me get rid of it.

Clamshells
Lie on right side with knees bent at a 45-degree angle, left leg stacked on top of right, and knees and ankles aligned. Keeping core engaged and ankles together, slowly open left knee to the sky. Pause, then return to starting position. Be sure to engage glutes and keep torso straight. (For more of a challenge, wrap a resistance band around legs slightly above knees.) Do 12 to 15 reps on each side.

Lateral Lunge
Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart. Without moving left leg, take a big step to the right with right foot. Keeping left leg straight, squat down to the right by sitting hips down and back. Keep core engaged and back straight, and don’t let right knee come past toes. Push through right heel to return to starting position. Do 10 to 12 reps on each side.

Squat Walks
Wrap a resistance band around legs slightly below knees (for more of a challenge, wrap it around ankles). Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart. Engage glute muscles and sit hips back slightly. Engage core and take a big step to the left (don’t let knees collapse inward). Then step right foot toward left, making sure to maintain tension in the band. Take 15 steps to the left and then reverse, taking 15 steps to the right.

Fire Hydrants
Get on hands and knees in a tabletop position, shoulders stacked above wrists and hips above knees. Flex feet and engage core. Keeping knee bent, lift left leg out to the side until inner thigh is parallel with the ground. Pause at the top and slowly return to starting position. Do 15 reps on each side.

amazing benefits of jogging

amazing benefits of joggingGo for a brisk walk or a slow run to warm up and then do a couple of stretching exercises. Slowly, build up a comfortable jogging pace. Ideally, you should land on the ball of your heel and push off from your toes. Jogging helps to reduce stubborn belly fat. Stubborn fat can be very hard to shift, and a running program can really help to cut down on the last of your stubborn fat.

If you suffer from poor appetite, jogging will improve your appetite. Along with all other forms of exercise – the harder you work, the more you need to eat to repair your muscles and refuel them. You can have a bottle of gatorade also for a good water refill, click here gatorade mix. When you start to run longer distances you will start to eat to fuel your body, and may even find that you need to eat more food everyday, than you did when you were overweight.

Stress relief is another huge benefit of jogging. Whether by allowing you the time to think about life’s problems or time to escape them for a while, tension easily flies by the wayside as you fly over the miles. Distance runs are great for solving problems that are nagging at you. What better than a 3 hour run all by yourself to clear your mind and allow you to pin down an answer? Speed runs are great for tearing through aggression and anger. Focus all that emotion into a few sprints and you’ll feel better in no time.

getting the proper results

Any exercise when done correctly would help in getting the proper results. Every part of the body would be rejuvenated by getting your exercise right. The yoga blocks used for doing yoga asanas would create extra strength which you need. This helps in doing most of your asanas without strain.

You can get these yoga blocks in different colors to suit your personality as well as according to your needs. These blocks are of great purpose as some of the poses which many may find it hard to do can be modified as it will get the floor closer to you. These are very lightweight and can be used on regular basis. These are easy to grip making it easy to handle the block. There are blocks made of cork too which are very durable and made of natural materials which make it environment friendly.

Great Ideas to Reduce our Stress

Mostly stress has become something that too many people have become accustomed to living with every day. Once stress was a rare occurrence, but with modern pressures, it is increasingly becoming a daily concern. As stress is often caused by the environment around you, there are things you can do to reduce your stress levels. You may not be able to control your external environment, but you can certainly control your reaction to it. This will allow you to control the degree to which stress affects you. Here are some simple but practical tips to help you reduce your stress today.

Exercise Daily – when you get stressed it releases Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH) into your bloodstream to give you a boost to engage the fight or flight reaction. As many of us live a sedentary lifestyle these days, the ACTH is never worked out of your system and remains there. This will cause physical problems with long term exposure. Exercise will help you to work the ACTH out of your system and avoid the long term effects of it remaining in your system.

Drink Water – your body is 80-90% water, and drinking lots of water will help keep you in good health. It will help to keep your immune system healthy and to reduce your stress. Avoid coffee and alcohol during the day as these will actually increase your stress levels by activating the fight or flight mechanism and releasing ACTH into your system.

Listen To Music – music has a very relaxing effect on your body. If you listen to music you consider relaxing it will help to reduce your stress. New age, classical, and nature sounds are common types of music used for relaxation. Some people even prefer louder and more active music to relax to. It’s whatever works for you. If it is possible, listen to music whilst you work or go about your day as that will help you relax more too. Continue reading Great Ideas to Reduce our Stress

Effects of Eating Disorders

Mainly, mental effects can be associated with different levels of anxiety (from moderate to very severe), depression, and difficulty to focus on tasks, low span of attention, lethargy or impulsivity and distortion of thoughts.

One of the very specific effects of eating disorders is a distorted body image when people see a wrong picture of themselves and others. This mental problem is called “broken eye syndrome”. This is when the sufferer sees in the mirror a much fatter reflection of themselves then they actually are. And when they look at other people they judge them according to the person’s weight and body looks. Other people can also look bigger to them then the person really is.

Spiritual effects of eating disorders can be associated with loss of self-identity or insight, inability to maintain healthy relationship with people and loss of coping strategies.

Eating disorders become a way suffers see themselves. When you ask a person:” Please, describe yourself. Who you are? And what do you do?”, the sufferer describes her/his eating disorder and how they feel about food and other things associated with food or their eating behaviors.  It means that the eating disorder replaces their insight completely and they become incapable of relating to the things other than food and eating.   Continue reading Effects of Eating Disorders

Methods to Reduce Panic Attacks

The homeopathic remedy called PureCalm has been known to dramatically reduce panic attacks. Some people have reported feeling the effects of it after just a few minutes.

Panic Away is an e-book you can download that will probably help you with your panic attacks.

The Linden Method, like Panic Away, is a drug-free way of dealing with panic. The interesting thing about this method is in re-programming a part of the brain called the amygdala.

The amygdala is almond-shaped and is responsible for fear, hence playing a huge role in panic attacks.

The question on how to prevent panic attacks is like asking how to stop getting older. At this point in time, it cannot be done, but as you can see, there are things to help slow it down.