Saturday, December 10, 2011

How to get rid of belly fat

Belly fat is the accumulation of abdominal fat resulting in an increase in waist size. Belly fat is also known by abdominal obesity or central obesity. Main cause of belly fat is energy imbalance – Generally people consume more calories than they expend, waste, or discard via elimination. Belly fat is related to the excessive consumption of fructose. People who gain belly fat are at greater risk of serious health problems.

Belly Fat - Health Risk
  • Heart Disease
  •  Hypertension
  • Insulin Resistance
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
Prevention and Treatments – Regular routine of exercise, healthy diets and consuming same number of calories than one expends. It will help you to fight against belly fat.

Our healthy diets must include some vegetables and fruits that burn belly fat. 

Vegetables that burn belly fat.
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens
  • Mustard Greens
Fruits that burn belly fat.
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Mangoes
  • Papayas
Besides vegetables and fruits that burn belly fat, some high protein foods like fish can also contribute in reducing belly fat.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Eye Care Tips for Computer Users

Many people suffer from irritations, dryness, and redness of the eyes. Eyes are one of the most important organ in the human body and vision is one of the most wonderful gift. But often many people neglect the importance of eye care and do not pay proper attention towards eye care. Take care of your eyes by practicing good eye care habits when reading or using the computer.

Tips on eye care for computer users.
  • Eye Exercise - Take a short break from work, close your eyes and roll your eyes clockwise and anti-clockwise.
  • Look Distant Objects - Looking distance object will help your eyes to focus better on your work.
  • Palming Method - Rub your palm to get them warm and put them on your eyes for relaxation.
  • Head Down - Put your head down which helps in relaxing your eyes with proper blood supply to eye cells.
  • Splash Water on Eyes - It helps in relaxing & refreshing your eyes.
  • Use Tea Bags - This is not soothes tired eyes, but also reduces puffiness.
  • Eat Healthy - Eat citrus fruits, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, spinach, poultry and dairy products.
  • Use Anti-radiation Screen Guard

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Side Effects of Smoking

 A cigarette is a small roll of finely cut tobacco leaves wrapped in a cylinder of thin paper for smoking. Smoking is responsible for almost 9 out of 10 lung cancer deaths. Using tobacco can damage a woman's reproductive health and hurt babies. There are approximately 4000 chemicals in cigarettes, hundreds of which are toxic. Tobacco is a source of carcinogen that causes cancer, including cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia.

Smoking can make pneumonia and asthma worse. It has been linked to other health problems, too, including gum disease, cataracts, bone thinning, hip fractures, and peptic ulcers. Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke cause more than 440,000 premature deaths each year in the United States. Smokers can substantially reduce their risk of disease, including cancer, by quitting smoking.

All forms of tobacco are harmful and addictive:
  • Cigars
  • Smokeless Tobacco
  • Pipes
  • Hookahs or Waterpipe
  • Bidis
  • Kreteks
There is no safe tobacco product. All tobacco products are harmful and cause cancer.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Facts About HIV & AIDS

 AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV can be transmitted sexually, via contaminated needles or blood transfusions, and from mother to child during pregnancy, birth or breast-feeding. The virus and disease are often referred to together as HIV/AIDS. It affect the immune system of our body. It protects against disease by identifying and killing pathogens and tumor cells.

For those of us who aren't infected, an important key to staying that way is to understand how the disease spreads from person to person.

How aids is transmitted
  • Vaginal sex
  • Anal sex
  • Oral sex
  • Injecting drugs
  • Mother to child transmission
  • Blood transfusions and blood products
  • Infection in health-care settings
  • Using second hand razor
  • Tattoos / piercing
How aids is not transmitted
  • Kissing
  • Sneezing, coughing, sharing glasses/cups, etc
  • Insects
  • Injecting drugs with sterile needles
  • Protected sex

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cycling exercise benefits - Reduce risk of heart disease, high BP, obesity and diabetes.

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide. In modern days people use bicycles for exercise (cycling). According to fitness experts cycling is an effective way to reduce the risk of heart disease, high BP, obesity and diabetes. You can ride a bicycle almost anywhere, at any time. It is an inexpensive tool for the fitness. It's also improve cardiovascular health and burn 300 calories in one hour. Cycling replace fat by muscle.
  • Cycling builds strength and increase stamina. 
  • Regular cycling is great for the mobility of hips and knee joints. 
  • Improvement in muscles tone of legs and thighs.
  • According to the study Cycling will increase cardiovascular fitness by 3-7%.
  • Cycling is a complete fitness program suggested by physicians.
  • Cycling improves circulation.
  • Cycling is a great stress buster.
  • Heavy breathing after cycling increase the intake of oxygen.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Why Fitness Is Important for Teens

Why Fitness Is Important for Teens

Why Fitness Is Important for Teens

By Glenn Tucker
With the increasing focus on childhood obesity, the health of children and teenagers is under the media spotlight, and arguably, there needs to be more of an understanding of how to encourage teenagers to get fit. Statistics suggest teenagers spend nearly 30 hours every week watching television and eating fatty junk foods. In terms of exercise, there is very little activity amongst teens. There are so many who do not engage in physical activities that it is probably not surprising that obesity rates are up. Many teens can even get away with not doing PE in school later on in their academic life. It is important, therefore, to highlight the importance of fitness for teens in an engaging way.
Physical fitness is integral as it strengthens the body against illness, makes muscles stronger and pumps blood to the heart more frequently. It also prevents fatigue and should make teens more agile. Most teens lack physical activity which has a major affect on their metabolism. If you are stuck inside all day it is more than likely you will pass the time by watching television, playing games and eating. This results in obesity and as soon as the body becomes bigger, they become more dependent on this and it can affect academic performance and lifestyle as well as overall fitness. More so, teens with heavier bodies are more likely to develop diabetes, heart problems and arthritis.
Fitness can help teens. They can take up sports or join school or university sports clubs or sports teams. This can help with self-worth, making friends and team and leadership skills. They can also get involved with things like school sports days to help get fitter and more active. Swimming is important and many gyms, health clubs and leisure centres provide swimming classes and competitions, as do schools. Sports like football and cricket are also popular amongst teenagers and even playing these at lunch times allows for better fitness. It is also a group activity and a desire to work in a team and an appetite for winning can spur teens on to better fitness through sport.
Teens can also shape their own fitness. They can walk to school or college and if they have a job can walk or cycle back and forth from there and this helps cardiovascular muscle strength in their bodies. It will also burn off any lingering calories their body is carrying. There are cycling clubs for teens to join. With the Olympics not far off, cycling could provide an aspiration for the future if teenagers get into the sport. It's a great incentive to take greater care with their health.
Some teens care about their bodies and care, sometimes too much, about the way they look. A lot of teens join gyms to build up their bodies and prepare them for later life and generally make them feel better about themselves. If they combine this with a balanced diet it can go a long way to prevent obesity. It is a three-way responsibility here: of the parent, of the school and of the teenagers themselves.
Fitness for teens is emphasised as important more and more in the modern world. By getting involved in sport, focusing on physical fitness, getting involved with a local team, going cycling or swimming, and walking more to and from places, these obesity numbers can be severely reduced. If not, then problems may persist later on in life and this may have serious effects on the future health of the current teenage generation. That is why health and exercise for teens needs to be more greatly highlighted.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Top Ten Weight Loss Tips

Some Weight Loss Tips are mentioned below:

1. Take a balanced diet.
2. Eat green vegetables & fruits.
3. Drink Plenty of Water.
4. Don't Skip Meals.
5. Running will be the best exercise for weight loss.
6. Drink Green Tea.
7. Don't go directly to bed after having a dinner.
8. Don't take oily & junk foods.
9. Avoid Sweets & cold drinks.
10.Movements in office.