About Weight Loss and Green Tea

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Weight Loss and Green Tea
Weight Loss and Green Tea

Green tea has at all times been known to have quite a lot of health benefits, but who knew that it possibly will contribute to weight loss as well?

An up to date study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirmnthat green tea extract can increase metabolism and fat oxidation of the body. In theory, scientists believe that the weight loss benefits of green tea extracts are due to their caffeine content but the consequences of the study show otherwise as they revealed that green tea extracts have weight loss benefits beyond that of caffeine.

In their study, the researchers administered alone the similar amount of caffeine as that in green tea extracts but found that it did not achieve any significant changes in the body’s overall energy expenditure. It led them to conclude that the green tea extracts have ingredients in them that actively interact with each other, promoting increased metabolism and fat oxidation that lead to weight loss.

Further findings indicated a certain compound found in green tea extracts could be the ingredient that causes weight loss. These green tea extract compounds called Flavonoids may modify the way the body uses norepinephrine, a hormone that monitors how calories are burned. Once flavonoids interact with other green tea extract ingredients, extra calories are burned thus contributing to weight loss.

One more ingredient that actively contributes on the way to the weight loss benefits of green tea extracts is the compound catechin polyphenols. These compounds additionally interact by other green tea extract ingredients in order to promote weight loss with fat burning and thermogenesis.

The fantastic thing regarding the weight loss benefit of green tea extracts is that it does not contain any adverse side-effects. Contrasting other herbal products like ephedra and prescription drugs used for obesity, green tea extract does not rise the speed of heart rates or raise blood pressure. Green tea extract is an effective and safer alternative to other weight loss products which may cause some harm to users.

A study conducted by the University of Geneva on the weight loss benefit of green tea extract implicated that green tea extract can as well help thyroid patients. The dietitian Lynn Moss, M.S., R.D., say that green tea extract is a healthier alternative for people with thyroid who may be too sensitive to stimulants. Green tea extract can be able to promote weight loss by increasing metabolism without over stimulating the adrenal glands.

A usual beverage all throughout Asia, green tea has lately gained popularity in the West. Further researches were conducted to identify further health benefits of green tea extracts aside from weight loss. We could see that certain green tea extract compounds can be able to significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and even ulcers.

In the Far East, green tea has been used as a treatment for a variety of conditions ranging from arthritis to weight loss, as well as a preventative measure for diseases such as cancer.

Of course, no one food will protect you from disease. Your health is wrapped up in your lifestyle and your genes, so even if you drink green tea all day long, you also need to take care of yourself in other ways, like not smoking, being active, and eating a healthy diet

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No one food will protect you from diseases. Your health is wrapped up in your own lifestyle and your genes, so even if you drink green tea all day long, you need to take care of yourself in other ways as well, like not smoking , being active, and also eating a healthy diet.

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Poison in drinking water and Zika virus

 

Poison in drinking water may have caused thousands of deformed children

The outbreak of zikafeber
The outbreak of zikafeber

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Last year thousands of children in Brazil were born with the extremely rare malformation microcephaly. Previously it was thought that the outbreak was due to Zika virus, but now the doctors accuses the Japanese company Sumitomo to be the culprit, reports Tech Times.

The Zika virus from mosquitos have received health authorities around the world to dissuade pregnant women from traveling to parts of South and Central America.

It has namely been feared that there is a connection between infection with Zika virus during pregnancy and microcephaly, a malformation of the brain that leads to the child’s head is smaller than normal, while the face remains normal size.

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But now a group of Argentine scientists accusing the chemical giant Sumitomo Chemical for causing deformities. The company, which is linked to Monsanto, produces a poison – Pyriproxyfen. In 2014 Pyriproxyfen was expelled in the drinking water in Brazil to kill insect larvae.

According to the Argentine doctors the recent malformations have been concentrated in the areas where Pyriproxyfen used. They point out that in countries like Columbia, where the Zika virus been widespread, there are no cases where it could be shown that microcephaly caused by the Zika virus.

When the 732 cases of suspected Zika relaterad microcephaly investigated in Brazil showed that more than half of the cases had nothing to do with the virus at all.

In 2015 reported 3,000 cases in Brazil – a very strong increase as believed is due Zika virus.

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Kids fitness training

There are many ways for children to stay healthy
There are many ways for children to stay healthy

Kids fitness training

Today, kids fitness training is important more so than in years past, because kids do not always have the exercise or healthy meals that they need. This has become a problem with obesity and poor health conditions. Some fitness centers even offer the services of a personal trainer for children.

There is another way to keep kids healthy without spending money on personal trainers and fitness centers. Most recreation departments and schools have programs set up during the year for kids to workout, play group games, and just do things that interest them.

Recreation Department Activities

Recreation departments offer after school, evening, and weekend activities for kids and families. This is the perfect time for kid fitness training to begin. There is no time like the present to start a healthy lifestyle for children. Since kids usually only go to school where they sit in a classroom except for gym class, they may need some extra-curriculum activities where gym teachers work with the child doing some form of fitness training. This may be gymnastics, swimming, or even some sports game such as indoor volleyball, golf lessons, or basketball.

School Programs

Schools recognize the need for kids fitness training and offer activities such as football, baseball, volleyball, soccer, and golf as a way to get them involved with sports and fitness. These activities also require traveling if the kids are performing in sport activities. The children learn responsibly, fitness, and how to eat healthy. They also learn about things in life other than video games, drugs, and drinking.

There is also cheerleading and band for fitness. Most parents do not consider band a fitness program, but it is because the kids have to learn how to breathe properly and practice good posture. Bands also perform for parades and other events that require movement.

Kids Fitness Training Centers

If school programs and recreation department programs are not what you want for your child, you can check with many fitness centers that offer programs for kids. These programs are geared more towards cardio and strength training. They are all monitored and assessed while the kids are enrolled. Children will also receive diet and nutrition advice and learn about lifestyle choices.

Kids will have to keep on a routine to see a life change. Parents also need to be supportive and make sure that they continue to attend sessions.

Karate and Other Type Programs

Karate is another form of fitness training that teaches the kids life values and another form of art. With these programs, the children learn self-discipline, which is needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These programs are beneficial for all kids that need some fitness and discipline in their

As you can see, there are many ways for children to stay healthy. Kids fitness training does not have to mean exercise per say, it can be karate, sports, or even band instead. As with any activity, they have to learn how to be healthy to stay fit.

Written by Dave O’Sullivan Co-Creator of Team NutraFun. For more information visit them at http://www.nutritionalfun.com

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Fitness Education for Children
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A Team Approach, Stephen Virgilio emphasizes the importance of collaboration to combat obesity and promote active lifestyles. Virgilio shows how you can combine the efforts of physical educators, administrators, classroom teachers, school volunteers, parents, school lunch personnel, health service professionals, and others in the community.Here

 

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Count Down To Fitness Success And Keep Your Motivation Drive Alive

 

Count Down To Fitness Success And Keep Your Motivation Drive Alive
Count Down To Fitness Success And Keep Your Motivation Drive Alive

 

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Count Down To Fitness Success And Keep Your Motivation Drive Alive

Article by By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS

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There are many fantastic ways to get focused and motivated to begin a diet or exercise program, but often the most difficult thing to do is keep that drive and ambition alive for more than a few weeks and see your goal through to completion.

Within just weeks of starting, many people have already hit their first snag or setback, and as a result, have slipped backwards in the mental focus and motivation department. Setting goals in writing is an essential step to success, but how do you stay focused on them? One technique I have used ever since my very first bodybuilding competition 18 years ago, is…

The “contest countdown calendar.”

I have used it ever since, through 28 competitions and it will work for you too, for any fitness goal.

I purchase a desk or wall calendar – the type that shows each week stretching horizontally across the page with an open block of space for each day.

After I set my goal and place a deadline on it, I do NOT stop there. I take out my calendar and start counting backwards from my target goal deadline to the present day.

T-minus 117 days….

T-minus 116 days…

T-minus 115 days….

I also fill in my workouts for the entire 3-4 month period, which is the typical length I allow for my mid-range goals like contest prep.

you would be shocked – pleasantly so – just how focused this keeps you. Even better still, you get MORE and MORE motivated with each passing day you countdown because the deadline is getting closer

Deadlines are absolutely critical to your success. Little gets done without deadlines.

There is a saying in management and psychology that “work will always expand to fill the time allowed for it’s completion.”

Remember term papers in school? when you were given a term paper assignment and you had the entire semeseter to do it, did you run home that first night and get crankin on it?

How about after a week? two weeks? A month? TWO MONTHS?

probably not, eh?

If youre like most people, you put it off until the last minute and you barely got it turned in on time. In fact, there are always a few people who pull all nighters the night before!

Alas, the power of the deadline!

In your fitness endeavors, if you dont have IMPENDING deadlines that give you that twinge in your stomach that says “take action now, or else!” then you find it very easy to say to yourself, ‘ I have plenty of time so this one cheat meal doesnt matter… it doesnt make much difference at this point if I skip this one workout… I have time to make it up…”

And then, just like the term paper, you are scrambling at the last minute to reach your weight goal. But in the case of a your body, the consequences are more severe and painful than just a bad grade or late penalty.

Inevitably, you succumb to crash dieting and overtraining or other unhealthy fast-weight-loss madness, which eats up your own muscle like a hungry cannibal and sends you spiraling into the dark pit of metabolic damage and the inevitable plateau and weight gain that follow.

But the solution is so simple: Count your way down to success!

Don’t stop with setting goals. Put your goal countdown on paper, review your goals every single day, AND know, every single day, how many days there are until your target goal date. You will stay more consciously focused and even better, your unconscious mind will go to work for you in keeping you motivated, on track, and on schedule. You’ll come in for a landing on your goal deadline date like an F-16 landing on an aircraft carrier.

I just did my countdown calendar earlier this week… T minus 117 days til my next bodybuilding competition, and thanks to this simple but powerful technique, I’m already focused like a laser beam and have been making steady progress without so much as a hiccup…

Don’t under-estimate this simple technique… Give it an honest test… because it’s often the simplest motivational techniques that are the most powerful of all!.

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The outbreak of zikafeber

The outbreak of zikafeber
The outbreak of zikafeber

The outbreak of zikafeber

Zika virus can lie behind brain damage in thousands of babies

Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes in tropical and subtropical areas, is suspected of being behind a sharp increase in the number of newborns with severe brain damage in Brazil. Now fear Latin American authorities an epidemic and pregnant women are encouraged to be extra careful so they do not become mosquito-bitten

Ongoing outbreak of zikafeber

Chile (Easter Island), Brazil, Colombia, Suriname, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Honduras, Venezuela, Panama, French Guiana, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Saint Martin, Bolivia, Guadeloupe, the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands.

When Brazil last year was hit by an outbreak of zikafeber there were no eyebrows raised. The symptoms are described as rather mild, flu, with fever and muscle and joint pain. The disease is best treated by having the patient is resting up and goes over within a week.

But during the last quarter of 2015 reported a proliferation in the number of Brazilian children born with microcephaly, a fetus where the child’s brain does not develop properly. In several cases the deformity was so severe that the child died, in most other cases it leads instead to a lifelong developmental disability.

Zika virus linked to microcephaly

Brazilian health authorities suspect a connection between the outbreak of zikafeber and the sharp increase in mikrocefalifall. Of 4180 suspected cases, 270 confirmed microcephaly, while 462 written off. Still, the 3448 suspected affected infants under investigation, cases reported from 22 October last year until 23 January of this year.

Because of suspicions about the link between zikafeber and microcephaly implements Brazil right now extensive efforts to stop the spread of the disease. Among other things, makes it difficult for mosquitoes to disseminated by verify or clean up places where it can accumulate stagnant water.

Zikaviruset spread by mosquitoes Aedes aegypti, an art of mosquitoes originally from Africa but which is now available in all American countries except Chile (mainland) and Canada as well as in tropical and subtropical areas of Pakistan and India to Indonesia and Melanesia. Even in the Southeast the United States and the northeastern part of Australia are the dreaded mosquito besides zikafeber also spreads including yellow fever and deguefeber.

WHO: More research needed

The World Health Organization writes on its website that more research is needed before it is safely possible to determine that there is a link between zikafeber and microcephaly. WHO also urges pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant to take extra caution and to seek medical attention if they suspect they are suffering from zikafeber.

Zikaviruset do not transmitted through normal contact with infected people, but there are suspicions that it may be transmitted sexually. US authorities advise pregnant women not to travel to Brazil or any other country with ongoing outbreaks of zikafeber. Government officials in El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil have even gone so far as to encourage women planning a baby to wait until the worst crisis is over.

Danish infected

Yesterday morning reported the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark that a Danish tourist infected by zikaviruset during a trip to South and Central America. The patient treated in the hospital for the disease and the condition was reported yesterday to be good. The hospital stresses that there is no risk to the patient spread the infection because the disease-carrying mosquito is not available in Denmark.

Travelers are advised to take precautions to avoid becoming mosquito-bitten.

No government in the world is prepared to handle an Ebola outbreak

It is possible that there is direct transmission from fruit bats to humans
It is possible that there is direct transmission from fruit bats to humans

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What about Ebola?

Ebola is a very deadly disease caused by virus. There are five strains, and four of them make people sick.When entering the body, it kills cells, some of them explode. It wrecks the hole immune system, causes difficult bleeding inside the body, and damages just about every organ. Four of the five strains can be able to make people, chimpanzees, gorillas and other kinds of monkeys sick. The fifth virus causes disease in those animals but not in human being. The strain in the current outbreak is the most lethal one.

How to get it?

You get Ebola from a human being who has the virus, and only while he or she has symptoms. People pass it to others through their body fluids. Blood, vomit and stool are the most infectious, However tears , sweat, urine ,semen and breast milk also carry it.

To catch Ebola, you’d have to get these fluids in your mouth, eyes,nose, genitals, or a break in your skin. You could as well pick it up from items that have fluids on them, like sheets or needles.

A reason why Ebola is so terrifying is that there’s no cure YET, and the fatality rate is roughly about 60 to 90 percent. However experts believe someone who recovers would most likely be protected against that strain for about 10 years. That’s because their bodies create substances called antibodies to fight off the disease. It’s likely they could be infected by another Ebola strain, though

Ebola first show up in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. The outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo happened in a village next to the Ebola River.There have been about 33 Ebola outbreaks since 1976, but the 2014 outbreak in West Africa is by far the biggest. The virus has infected thousands of individuals and killed more than 50 percent. of them. It started in Guinea and spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Finance minister Amara Konneh said Liberia is at “war with an enemy we don’t see.” A man who went to the U.S. from Africa died of Ebola in October. A nurse who helped treat him came down with Ebola as well.

The Symptoms of Ebola

Ebola can feel like flu or other illnesses. Symptoms show up after 2 to 21 days, but mostly 1 week after infection and usually contain

High fever

Weakness

Headache

Stomach pain

Joint and muscle aches

Sore throat

Lack of appetite

When the disease gets worse, it causes bleeding inside the body and from the eyes, ears , and nose. A number of people will vomit or cough up blood , have bloody diarrhea and get a rash

Vaccine for Ebola?

There is no official medicine or vaccine for Ebola-YET-. Scientists have tested some drugs on animals, which seemed to work. Nevertheless they haven’t studied how the medications affect humans. Researchers are studying two new vaccines that might prevent Ebola.However they still need to test more people to see if they’re safe and if they work.

Prevent It?

The best way to keep away from Ebola is to stay away from areas where the virus is common. If in an outbreak area . Stay away from infected people, their body fluids, and the bodies of |any person who has died from the disease. Keep away from wild animals, like bats and monkeys, and their meat.Wash your hands regularly.

Once you leave the area, watch for changes in your health for about 3 weeks, and get medical help ASAP if you have any kind of symptoms.

A lab study found that Ebola could live for up to 1 week under ideal conditions. But it would not last that long in most places. Household bleach can kill it. U.S. hospitals are very good about cleaning and disinfecting that experts consider the virus could last about 24 hours, at most, in that setting.

Ebola survivors

Ebola survivors hold certain proteins, called antibodies, in their blood that could protect them from the similar strain of the virus for about 10 years or more. But nobody knows if they can be sick from the other strains.

The Ebola virus can stay in semen for nearly 3 months after a man recovers, so he must stay away from sex or use a condom to keep from infecting others.The virus could stay in breast milk for about 2 weeks after recovery, so women should not breastfeed during that time.

Fruit bats

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Scientists believe certain fruit bats, called Old World fruit bats or sometime flying foxes, are natural hosts of the Ebola virus. Infected bats could have helped spread this disease in Africa to human being and animals. The virus has been found in antelopes and porcupines as well. People would have gotten it from infected animals’ organs or bodily fluids, such as when handling raw meat from wildlife.

One of the world’s leading experts on zoonotic diseases David Sanders , told Discovery News.

He added, “It is possible that there is direct transmission from fruit bats to humans.”

Some cultures in Africa do consume bat meat, such that Guinea earlier this year ordered a ban on consumption of these flying mammals in an effort to halt the epidemic’s spread.

As for how non-human primates might become infected, they regularly feast on fruits that the bats eat. They also can be capable of kill and eat bats, or scavenge meat from infected carcasses.

Past outbreaks of the virus

Earlier outbreaks of the virus have been linked to people hunting chimps and gorillas for food, or sometimes eating dead apes they find in the jungle. There are no gorillas in West Africa, |therefore specialists think this outbreak is linked to fruit bats.2007 in Uganda, an Ebola outbreak was traced to “a couple of kids playing with fruit bats in a cave. They came home with two dead fruit bats and the mothers cooked them,” said Dr. Estrella Lasry, a tropical medicine advisor to Doctors Without Borders.

Researchers are studying two new vaccines that could prevent Ebola, but they still need to test them in more people to see if they’re safe and if they work.

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The fitness industry has transformed into a multi-billion dollar juggernaut with highly trained sales and marketing snipers who have their cross hairs on your cash.
The fitness industry has transformed into a multi-billion dollar juggernaut with highly trained sales and marketing snipers who have their cross hairs on your cash.

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If history has taught us anything, it is that when an industry exhibits the potential for growth, people and companies exploit the opportunity. The fitness industry has transformed into a multi-billion dollar juggernaut with highly trained sales and marketing snipers who have their cross hairs on your cash.

Although the expansions of this industry and advances in modern technology have helped usher in a new era of quality health and fitness products, they have also opened the door for liars and con artists who could care less about your health. The trick is to understand how to maneuver through the marketing madness to find the truth.

Sadly, the number of people who fall victim to unrealistic quick-fix solutions is in the tens of millions. All the while, companies that sell ineffective products that will never help you acheive your goals, get rich at your expense. Beyond the scams and rip-offs designed to separate you from your hard-earned cash, there are people, companies, industries and even government agencies with hidden agendas designed to sabotage your attempts to improve your health. It’s not a conspiracy theory; it is simply the undeniable truth that you will see once the facts are known.

There is no shortage of people who stand to profit from those who do not know the truth, and they will do everything possible to refute the facts. Remember, when it comes to big industry and their profits, the fix is in: billions are spent to keep consumers in the dark. You will need to rely on the one thing that marketing cannot spin your common sense.

Let’s start with a simple truth that helps feed the big, fat health and fitness lie. That truth is that the average person would much prefer to go on a diet or take a pill rather than exercise. This is why the fitness industry at billion in annual revenue pales in comparison with the diet and weight loss industry, which exceeds billion. Even the supplement industry, with more than billion in annual revenue, outperforms the fitness industry.

That truth is that the average person would much prefer to go on a diet or take a pill rather than exercise. This is why the fitness industry at billion in annual revenue pales in comparison with the diet and weight loss industry, which exceeds billion
That truth is that the average person would much prefer to go on a diet or take a pill rather than exercise. This is why the fitness industry at billion in annual revenue pales in comparison with the diet and weight loss industry, which exceeds billion

Yet with a success rate of sustained weight loss as low as 5 percent, more than 50 million Americans line up each year to go on a diet. Why? The answer was simple. When people think about exercise, they relate it to work. Even the phrase we use to describe exercise is to “work out.” The truth is that the average American spends the majority of waking life working. Who wants more work? We want to play. We want to relax. We want to escape from the reality of work, Exercise is the last thing we want to do. Instead, we want a quick fix solution, and the desire for fast results is an open invitation for health and fitness parasites. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The smoking gun that reveals the real truth about the state of health in the U.S. is the sky rocketing revenue within the pharmaceutical industry. Between 1995 and 2005, prescription drug sales increased by 249 percent to a staggering 1 billion on more than 3.6 billion prescriptions that are written annually. This doesn’t include the billion we spent on over 100,000 over-the-counter drugs that have in excess of 1,000 synthetic chemical compounds.

As you peel back the layers of the lie, you quickly realize that these record-breaking numbers were made possible by drugs that treat conditions and diseases, which are largely self-inflicted or forced upon us by accomplices that stand to profit from our ill health.

International fitness expert Craig Pepin-Donat, The Fit Advocate has over 27 years of experience helping save and change lives. He is the author of The Big Fat Health and Fitness Lie and The People’s Guide to Health, Happiness and Longevity and founder of The International Health and Fitness Symposium which provides professional, unbiased and suppressed information needed to make healthy lifestyle choices. Get the answers and solutions to your health questions at: ThePeoplesGuidetoHealth.com

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How to get pregnant naturally

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How to get pregnant naturally

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Get Pregnant Quickly amd Naturally and Give Birth to Healthy Children Without Drugs or Surgical Procedures.

Infertility may be broadly defined as the inability to get pregnant after trying for at least one year without using any birth control. In Western countries, infertility affects an estimated 15% of the population. While a part of them are trying to conceive using alternative methods like IVF, others prefer to optimize the chances of getting pregnant naturally. Trying to get pregnant naturally may be very important, since many couples and individuals who are diagnosed with infertility may be able to get pregnant without treatment (and hence should be defined as “subfertile” rather than “infertile”).

When trying to get pregnant naturally the most important factor is to understand the menstrual cycle and the timing of ovulation, which leads to the optimum chances of getting impregnated. Usually, ovulation occurs around the fourteenth day, and hence, to get pregnant naturally, a couple should have as much sexual intercourse as possible between the twelfth and the fifteenth day. Different women have slightly varying menstrual cycles.Hence, to improve the chances of becoming pregnant, it is imperative to study one’s periods, and calculate exactly when one ovulates.

Determining the signs of ovulation.

To check for the right timings of ovulation, a woman can do one, or many, of the following things:

. Keep a calendar. Keeping a calendar to chart the days is an easy and effective method to determine the right time to have sexual intercourse.

. Keep a check on vaginal fluids. Mucus discharge from the vagina usually becomes heavier, thinner, clearer and stretchy during ovulation when compared to the usual times.

. Feel the inside of the vagina. During ovulation, the cervix is softer and slightly more open than usual.

. Keep tabs on any sharp pain in the abdomen. Sharp pains in the abdomen, or some slight spotting, may be indicative of ovulation.

. Other physical conditions. Headaches, bloating, breast tenderness and pain may be signs of ovulation.

Having checked for ovulation, there are some other things that an individual can do to increase the chances of getting pregnant naturally. These include lying still for a while after having sexual intercourse, avoiding the bathroom for about thirty minutes after having sexual intercourse, and most importantly, figuring out how many times one should have sexual intercourse.

Men often neglect their own part to play in this whole scenario. The sperms need to be of the correct constitution, correct shape and correct motility too, or else, however fertile the women may be, impregnation does not occur naturally. A way of ensuring that the sperms are undamaged is by wearing boxers instead of briefs. Boxers help in keeping the testicles from overheating and damaging sperms.

For both women and men, the anatomical and hormonal factors are not the only ones to be monitored and corrected. In most cases, failure to conceive may result from an improper diet, undue stress, the use of drugs like alcohol and nicotine, and even environmental factors such as proximity to harmful doses of pesticides. Abstinence from such factors goes a long way in ensuring a pregnancy.

One should always keep in mind that the holistic approach to solving a problem is the optimal way to tackle infertility. Getting regular health checkups, taking supplements to combat existing problem, exercising and stress reduction techniques are only part of the holistic solution to infertility which considers the problem as part of a whole unlike the conventional approach which tackles a specific body organ in its attempt to heal. The holistic approach is not only a surefire way to increase your chances of conception it also guarantees  a safe and healthy pregnancy

This article is based on the book, “Pregnancy Miracle” by Lisa Olson. Lisa is an author, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant who dedicated her life to creating the ultimate pregnancy solution guaranteed to permanently reverse the root of infertility, help you get pregnant quickly and naturally and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life, without the use prescription medication and without any surgical procedures. Learn more by visiting her website

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Why is a healthy breakfast so important ?

Why is a healthy breakfast so important ?

We’ve all heard the most important meal of the day is breakfast.Eating a healthy breakfast gets you off to a excellent nutritional start to your day.
We’ve all heard the most important meal of the day is breakfast.Eating a healthy breakfast gets you off to a excellent nutritional start to your day.

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We’ve all heard the most important meal of the day is breakfast.Eating a healthy breakfast gets you off to a excellent nutritional start to your day.

Sadly, 10 to 30 percent of the general population skips breakfast in the United States and Europe, according to a 2005 article in the “Journal of the American Dietetic Association.”

The idea that skipping breakfast can lead to weight gain is not new. Studies have shown that eating breakfast can have beneficial effects on appetite,insulin resistance and energy metabolism

One study found that obesity and insulin resistance syndrome rates were 35 percent to 50 percent lower among people who ate breakfast every day, compared to those who regularly skipped it.

Studies have revealed that a person who eat breakfast consume an average of 100 calories less than those who skip this first meal. Over time, this one little change can make a totally difference. Not only will you start losing weight, you will have more energy throughout the day and feel better by giving your body the nutrients it requests after 8 plus hours with no food at all.

More than 30 percent of us start our days on an empty stomach. “People think they don’t have the time for breakfast, or that skipping it will help shed extra pounds,” According to research, skipping meals, especially breakfast, can in reality make weight control more complicated. Breakfast skippers attend to eat more food than usual at the next meal or nibble on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger.

To teens, especially teenage girls, skipping breakfast may seem like an absolutely logical way to cut down on calories and lose weight. It’s important for parents to educate their kids about the importance of the morning meal and the part it plays in maintaining high-quality health and preventing obesity. Breakfast smoothies could be your teens favourite

Here are a some facts about breakfast to think about: A healthy breakfast provides children with the energy and nutrients they need to be able to concentrate in the classroom. Studies confirm that eating breakfast is important in maintaining a healthy body weight. With no breakfast, hunger sets in long before lunchtime which can lead to unhealthy snacking along with low energy. Skipping breakfast can mean missing out on the daily requirement of a number of essential minerals and vitamins.

But there’s more to it than just not skipping the meal. Many children eat ugary cereals and breads for breakfast, chased down with a can of soda or sugary fruit juice . These kinds of eating habits may cause even more damage than not eating breakfast at all.For a time ago, a Which report revealed 22 cereals specifically aimed at kids, had more per suggested serving than a jam doughnut!

Cereal manufacturers need to wake up to the fact that people want to eat healthily and provide them with the means to do so by reducing sugar and salt levels and making labelling clearer.

Quick healthy breakfast recipes which are nutritious and taste great
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While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best, kids need it even more. Their growing bodies and developing brains rely heavily on the regular intake of food.

Breakfast is very important for kids, to help them get all the nutrients and energy they must have.If you think about it, by the time your child wakes up, they may have gone up to 12 hours without eating anything.Naturally blood sugars will be low, and leaving home with no breakfast could lead to difficulties concentrating.Research suggests a 12 year old, who skips breakfast, has the same brainpower as a 70 year old in the classroom.

Many students refuse to eat breakfast before going to school for several reasons, like, not feeling hungry,lack of time etc. It is our responsibility to provide them with a healthy breakfast.

Students who ate breakfast scored an average of 22 percent higher on word-recall tests than those who didn’t, according to a University of Wales-Swansea study.

We all feel better when we start the day with a good meal. The challenge that most face is being pressed for time in the morning, and this is equally true for children and teens as their over-worked parents.The simple solution for this is to go to sleep a bit earlier, and rise a bit earlier to give yourself enough time to eat without rushing.And try to prepare as much as you can the night before.

With our hectic lives, it isn’t always simple to find time to sit down to a breakfast meal, let alone cook it in the first place. Don’t let that discourage you though. If you are in a rush, grab a bowl of whole-wheat cereal topped with some fresh fruit and a little low-fat milk. Or prepare some boiled eggs ahead of time. In the morning, just slice one of them and put it on a bagel for a fast and easy bagel breakfast sandwich.Even if you eat a healthy morning meal every day, it can be tough to get kids fueled up in time for school, childcare, or a day of play. But it’s important to try.

A personal favorite is breakfast smoothies Its quick and easy to put them together, the kids love them and if you pour them into a travel mug you have breakfast to go. Give it a try. Yes a  breakfast smoothie is a great option if you don’t like or can eat too much,

It’s important for kids to have breakfast every day, but what they eat in the morning is crucial too. Choosing breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fiber, and protein while low in added sugar may boost kids’ attention span, concentration, and memory — which they must have to learn in school.

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Most of us do not eat enough fruit and vegetables and therefore breakfast is a brilliant opportunity to get a few portions in to count towards your daily-recommended amount.

Eggs are perhaps the most versatile as well as being the most nutritious breakfast protein. They can be poached, scrambled, fried, soft-boiled, hard-boiled or made into an omelette.

Milk is another form of protein and is often considered a food in itself. It is essential that children drink plenty of milk whilst they are growing up for strong and healthy bones and teeth.

If you choose toast in the morning, try to select wholemeal bread instead of white. White bread is refined and has very little nutrients remaining. Use butter and margarine sparingly and test healthy spread options such as marmite, low-fat cheese or a thin scraping of peanut butter.

The perfect breakfast is rich in whole grains, low in fat and sugar and contains some protein and at least a partial serving of fruits and/or vegetables. That’s the ideal.

I expect eating something is better than nothing. But, if your child’s breakfast bowl is filled with sugary cereal, it’s really not cutting it.

Some healthy breakfast ideas

• Natural yoghurt sweetened with honey and served with chopped apples, cinnamon and nuts

• Fruit smoothies made with whole fruits, nuts or seeds, a carton of yoghurt and some soya milk

• Weetabix served with yoghurt, grated apple and cinnamon

• Wholemeal pitta bread with hard-boiled egg slices and lettuce

• Oatcakes spread with natural nut butter, served with an apple, and a glass of calcium-enriched rice milk.

• Cinnamon toast or eggy bread

• Scrambled eggs on wholemeal toast

• Boiled eggs with wholegrain bread soldiers, and a fresh fruit a smoothie

• Low sugar and salt baked beans served on wholemeal toast

• Soft-boiled egg with brown bread soldiers

• Whole grain waffles topped with fruit and yoghurt or ricotta cheese and cinnamon

• Toasted wholemeal English muffins served with a poached egg and a slice of lean ham

• Wholewheat tortilla wrap topped with one slice of grilled bacon, a little cottage cheese, tomato slices, and served with 100% pure fruit juice.

• Oatmeal (porridge) with blueberries, and a small glass of 100% pure fruit juice.

• Porridge made with soya milk sprinkled with cinnamon

• Fresh fruit salad

• Melon wedges

• Mushroom and fresh herb omelette

• Grilled tomatoes and mushrooms on wholegrain toast, with a side of natural yoghurt and peach slices.

• Brown rice pudding with shredded apples and cinnamon

• Brown rice or barley, cooked the night before, and topped with sliced apple, a sprinkling of cinnamon, and a little milk the following morning.

• Lean ham and tomato toastie made with wholemeal bread

• Prunes with natural yoghurt

• Wholegrain cereal topped with dried apricots, raisins or prunes.

• Toasted wholegrain pitta bread with hummus, raw vegetable sticks, and a side of natural yoghurt and berries.

• Weetabix or other cereal with sliced strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, nuts etc

• Low-sugar cereal, such as Weetabix, with calcium-enriched soy milk, and a small handful of dried fruit, rather than adding sugar.

• Toasted rye bread with low fat soft cheese

• Wholemeal toasted baguette rubbed with garlic and tomato, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt

• Wholemeal bagel with natural nut butter, an orange, and a glass of milk.

• Sardines on wholemeal toast

• Grapefruit halves

• Grilled kippers or mackerel on toast with grilled tomatoes

• Soya milk porridge sprinkled with chopped dates or raisins plus a sprinkling of nutmeg or cinnamon

• Fried mushrooms on wholemeal or rye toast

• Grilled plum tomatoes on toast

• Malt loaf or fruit loaf slices

• Pancakes with mixed fruit salad and yoghurt

• Potato waffles with scrambled eggs

• Flapjacks and yoghurt

• Grilled lean bacon and tomato sandwich

• Toast with honey

• Omelette sandwich – fry some vegetable such as red peppers and mushrooms, add 2 eggs, then heat until cooked through. Prepare a wholegrain pitta with a layer of sliced tomatoes, baby spinach leaves, some grated cheese, and fold the omelette into the pita pocket.

Enjoy!

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Every morning, you’re faced with a choice. You can either take control of time or let time control you. Your number one weapon against a hectic and chaotic morning is breakfast. Others lump breakfast into their never-ending list of things to do. Smart people sit down and relax over a healthy breakfast (even if they can only spare a few minutes) and plan for a successful day. Filled with nutrients, a plan and a cool demeanor, people who eat breakfast are more likely to enjoy their day and to make the best of it. With no breakfast, people can get irritable, restless, and tired. So make time for breakfast — for you and your kids!

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The 7 Breakthrough Components Of Fitness Training Programs For Skinny People

 

The 7 Breakthrough Components Of Fitness Training Programs For Skinny People

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Article by Kim Johnson

 

If you are sick and tired of people telling you you need to put on weight, it’s time to tell them to shut up. Not literally, you can hardly tell your grandmother that but you can do so more subtly, like actually putting on some quality weight. No, I don’t mean to say you have to start eating like the Incredible Hulk. You need to approach quality fitness training programs and get on some lean muscle mass.

The fitness training programs will not only get your immediate surrounding to buckle up but you’ll also feel better about yourself and more confident when you have a look in your mirror every morning. If your genetics are not fantastic, you don’t need to mourn. There are amazing things you can achieve with the fitness training programs specialised for you people.

For people who just can’t seem to put on weight very easily, there are fitness training programs that show a few distinct characteristics. In this article, we will cover those.

  1. For starters, whatever you are eating currently, force yourself to ingest twice that amount. That will be a good start and an easy one as well. If you are currently eating an egg for breakfast, most fitness training programs will require you to top that up with one more. If you eat two slices of bread, make that four.

2,Eat as much as you can. Here is your golden rule, I said it. An average person spends 2-3 hours eating per day, you know what you have to do? That’s right, time yourself. Make sure you eat adequately or your fitness training programs won’t work. We all know breakfast is important, but for you, it’s even more so. Most fitness training programs for skinny people require that you make sure you have a heavy breakfast no later than 15 minutes after waking up. Orange juice and cheese and toast won’t do. You need real food.

3.You have any small plates at home? Glasses maybe? Get up now and put those out of sight. If you go through the popular fitness training programs out there on the market, you’ll notice they always advise bodybuilders to adopt big eating equipments. It apparently induces you to eat more and you need that. Get yourself a big cup, a huge plate, big bowls and you’ll see results with your fitness training programs.

4.Never ever train on an empty stomach. That’s perhaps a sure way for you to make fitness training programs backfire. Did you ever wake up and head to the gym equipped with just a protein shake? If you did, make sure you never go down that path again. Common sense is a good compliment for fitness training programs. Use it sometimes. I understand it’s not always easy to digest real food in the mornings but a man has got to do what he has to do.

5. The type of food you should eat. While most fitness training programs require people to watch out on their calorie intake, your fitness training programs will work in the reverse mode. You will be required to eat calorie loaded foods as far as possible and then spend those in the gym. Some of the best choices you can make include rice, potatoes, fruits and veggies, steak, cottage cheese, eggs, flax oil, avocados and very importantly, peanut butter.

6. Prior to your workout, try to gulp down a calorie-rich drink. For best results, most fitness training programs stipulate a mix up in a simple 2:1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein. You quite literally gain a few extra hundred calories per day almost instantaneously. However, only use this tip if you have a high intensity training waiting up.

7. If you eat all day, you will most probably throw up. Well tough because that is the only appreciable way you can use to push your body’s threshold. Just keep one thing in mind. If you don’t eat, you won’t grow. It does not get any simpler with the fitness training programs out there.Do your part and the fitness training programs will do the rest. You have the ability to gain ten pounds of solid weight in no more than four weeks but you need to welcome reliable advices when you come across them and you just did.

In this article we talk mostly about the nutrition components a person having a hard time gaining weight should implement in their daily regimen. The tips in this article can help you pack on more muscle than ever before.

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