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What you need to know before buying Bluetooth Earbuds
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A lot of us are part of an everlasting debate if we should get the earbuds or not. We know when a new tech product comes out, there are supporters and also some people who don’t seem to be comfortable. But, don't let any of them fool you into getting or not getting a new product. The best thing to do is the analysis walk. Now, the analysis is look in the past, about the company or any improvement in a new product. Honestly, Bluetooth wireless earbuds have traversed a long distance to reach where they are now. From the point of utility to becoming an icon, earbuds can be seen in possession of a lot of people. They let us enjoy the music, used to enhance our productivity and additional clarity on the calls to our loved ones. Now to the big questions, what do you need to know about the best earbuds, more specifically wireless earbuds? At such a decisive moment, MevoFit wants you to make the right choice so that you can enjoy listening to music and not worry if you have wasted your money. By the end of this article, you will know all you need to know about the best Bluetooth earbuds. What type of Sound Quality is offered? Look, there is no doubt that sound quality is at the top of the list. You are deciding on buying Bluetooth Earbuds, they should deliver high-quality audio with incredible bass, an excellent treble. Also, the sound needs to elegant, not too sharp or piercing on higher frequencies. Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds should offer sound quality with accuracy and enjoyability. Even though it’s entirely a matter of personal taste, but we know that the accuracy of sound quality is important to people. However, the crystal clear sound of Wireless Bluetooth earbuds makes every moment memorable with the impulses of music. With the MevoFit audio series, you will definitely feel the ultimacy of music without compromising on the experiences. What is the range of Connectivity? At MevoFit, we know that people feel irritated when they are on an important call and there is a connectivity issue with wireless earbuds? Sometimes, it gives birth to the questions about whether you purchased the best earbuds for you. Without a doubt, connectivity plays a major role in the performance of Bluetooth earbuds. Our audio series devices, MevoFit Atom entails the best-in-class Bluetooth technology that connects and exchanges data without any fluctuation so you can freely enjoy the limitless experience of balanced sound with Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. How long is the battery life? Considerably, Bluetooth Earbuds provide a modest battery life but are subjective to usage. You should know that wireless earbuds with a minimum of 6-7 hours of playtime are suitable. Battery life is one of the crucial to consider while going for wireless earbuds. Moreover, talk time and the standby time can vary widely. Besides, we assure you that the better measure to assess is playtime or talk time. To stay ahead in today’s fast-paced lifestyle, you need high-quality earbuds which charged within a shorter period of time & offer an extremely great experience of music. Do they match your Style? Considering the above-mentioned factors, you also need wireless earbuds that reflects new trends and style. With integrated technology and compact design, they should offer an ultra-sleek style that must be able to endure robust activity with a sturdy build. We understand today's needs and keeps the same in mind. Our wireless earbuds with a built-in mic, smart battery & extremely precise design always match your style. Do the Earbuds fall out when you are running? This is also a factor to consider for best wireless earbuds for running and to confirm whether earbuds best fit to our ears or not. So, look for the design of the earbuds and pay close attention to the standard sizes. The pack should also come with standard ear tips. You will find the best fit using the provided ear tips. If your ear size is somehow different, you should have to try different ear tips sizes and find the best fit for you. Before Goodbye MevoFit Atom Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds are one of the great and most trusted product in the market that stays true to its name and extends precise and absolute music without those annoying cables connecting to your device.  ...

Lifestyle And Dietary Changes For A Healthy Skin
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They say that your skin is an external reflection of what is going on inside your body, and in honesty, this is not too far from the truth.If having a clear complexion without blemishes and maintaining a youthful appearance is important to you, then it is essential that you eat foods which contain the important skin nutrients and avoid certain detrimental lifestyle habits.1. Get the right nutrientsSome of the most important nutrients for good skin include vitamin A, essential fats, and zinc. High vitamin A foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, winter squashes, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe, bell peppers, fish, liver, and tropical fruits, so be sure to get plenty of these foods into your diet.Essential fats can be obtained from nuts- especially almonds and walnuts- as well as foods such as avocado, while zinc-friendly foods include oysters, liver, lamb, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts.Just be aware that some of these foods are high-calorie foods and should therefore be eaten in moderate amounts- you can still get plenty of what you need for glowing skin by eating them in moderation.2. Limit the bad habitsIt goes without saying that the foods and drinks you probably already know are not good for you should be avoided if you want to have a clear complexion.Try and limit alcohol, coffee, and tea consumption, as well as foods and drinks that are high in sugar and saturated fat. Alcohol and caffeine dehydrates the skin by moving fluid out of the body, which can cause to premature wrinkles, and sugar also hastens the aging process.You need to also avoid exposure to smoke from cigarettes and eliminate toxins from your environment which can disrupt your hormonal balance that is often reflected in how clear your complexion appears. Those pimples that pop up every month are usually related to hormonal imbalances and fluctuations which have a direct bearing on your skin.3. Eat plenty of fresh produceIt is also obvious that having a high intake of fresh fruits and veggies is important for glowing skin . Fresh produce contains important vitamins and antioxidants that help to fight the aging process. You also don’t have to worry about how much fresh produce you eat- the more the better! Fresh fruits and veg help to hydrate your skin as well as giving it a healthy boost through all the macro and micro nutrients that are contained within them.Aim to eat the rainbow of colors from fruit and veg with your meals to get the whole range of minerals and nutrients that your skin will totally benefit from you eating. Try to choose organic also, whenever possible.4. Stay HydratedYou want to avoid dehydration at all costs if you want to keep the wrinkles at bay. Stay hydrated by drinking at least a liter of clean, filtered water a day. If that gets boring, try infusing your water with fruit and herbs, or try drinking caffeine-free herbal teas.If you only drink when you already feel thirsty, it means dehydration has already begun, so carry a water bottle around with you and sip from it throughout the day to keep consistently well-hydrated.5. Vitamin CVitamin C is essential in the manufacture of collagen, a protein that is essential in keeping the skin’s elasticity. It is always best to get vitamin C from food based sources- citrus fruits, as well as bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, tomatoes, peas, and papayas are all great sources of this awesome skin-friendly vitamin. If it is hard for you to get these foods into your diet then supplement with a good multivitamin and mineral supplement.A clear, glowing complexion is possible to obtain by watching what you eat and avoiding foods and bad habits that are not so beneficial. Eating whole foods and avoiding toxins and chemicals is truly the key to skin that glows and remains youthful for longer....

LIFESTYLE & DIETARY CHANGES FOR A HEALTHY SKIN
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They say that your skin is an external reflection of what is going on inside your body, and in honesty, this is not too far from the truth. If having a clear complexion without blemishes and maintaining a youthful appearance is important to you, then it is essential that you eat foods which contain the important skin nutrients and avoid certain detrimental lifestyle habits. 1. Get the right nutrients Some of the most important nutrients for good skin include vitamin A, essential fats, and zinc. High vitamin A foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, winter squashes, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe, bell peppers, fish, liver, and tropical fruits, so be sure to get plenty of these foods into your diet. Essential fats can be obtained from nuts- especially almonds and walnuts- as well as foods such as avocado, while zinc-friendly foods include oysters, liver, lamb, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts. Just be aware that some of these foods are high-calorie foods and should therefore be eaten in moderate amounts- you can still get plenty of what you need for glowing skin by eating them in moderation. 2. Limit the bad habits It goes without saying that the foods and drinks you probably already know are not good for you should be avoided if you want to have a clear complexion. Try and limit alcohol, coffee, and tea consumption, as well as foods and drinks that are high in sugar and saturated fat. Alcohol and caffeine dehydrates the skin by moving fluid out of the body, which can cause to premature wrinkles, and sugar also hastens the aging process. You need to also avoid exposure to smoke from cigarettes and eliminate toxins from your environment which can disrupt your hormonal balance that is often reflected in how clear your complexion appears. Those pimples that pop up every month are usually related to hormonal imbalances and fluctuations which have a direct bearing on your skin. 3. Eat plenty of fresh produce It is also obvious that having a high intake of fresh fruits and veggies is important for glowing skin . Fresh produce contains important vitamins and antioxidants that help to fight the aging process. You also don’t have to worry about how much fresh produce you eat- the more the better! Fresh fruits and veg help to hydrate your skin as well as giving it a healthy boost through all the macro and micro nutrients that are contained within them. Aim to eat the rainbow of colors from fruit and veg with your meals to get the whole range of minerals and nutrients that your skin will totally benefit from you eating. Try to choose organic also, whenever possible. 4. Stay Hydrated You want to avoid dehydration at all costs if you want to keep the wrinkles at bay. Stay hydrated by drinking at least a liter of clean, filtered water a day. If that gets boring, try infusing your water with fruit and herbs, or try drinking caffeine-free herbal teas. If you only drink when you already feel thirsty, it means dehydration has already begun, so carry a water bottle around with you and sip from it throughout the day to keep consistently well-hydrated. 5. Vitamin C Vitamin C is essential in the manufacture of collagen, a protein that is essential in keeping the skin’s elasticity. It is always best to get vitamin C from food based sources- citrus fruits, as well as bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, tomatoes, peas, and papayas are all great sources of this awesome skin-friendly vitamin. If it is hard for you to get these foods into your diet then supplement with a good multivitamin and mineral supplement. A clear, glowing complexion is possible to obtain by watching what you eat and avoiding foods and bad habits that are not so beneficial. Eating whole foods and avoiding toxins and chemicals is truly the key to skin that glows and remains youthful for longer. ...

SMART NUTRIENTS YOU NEED TO STAY SHARP
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As we get older, it certainly can seem like we get more forgetful. There is nothing more important than keeping the brain and mind sharp- who wants to have a terrible memory, afterall? If keeping your mind sharp is important, than making sure that you consume enough essential fats and phospholipids in the diet is essential. That is because these brain nutrients keep the size of your brain cells large enough to keep your memory strong. Essential Omega-3 Fats Having an optimal intake of essential fats, especially omega-3 fats, is crucial for maintaining good brain development. This is because our brain is 60% fat by weight and DHA from omega-3 fats can be up to 20% of all fat in our brain. These fats form part of the structure of the brain cell membranes, and have been shown to improve intelligence, reduce aggression, and enhance mood when ingested in sufficient quantity. If you have deficiencies then it can impair your overall cognitive function. To make sure you get enough of these important fats, you want to make sure eat foods such as flaxseeds, walnuts, sardines, salmon, beef, soybeans, tofu, brussel sprouts and cauliflower which all have natural high omega-3 fat levels. Phospholipids It is a bit of a tongue twister to say, but phosphatidyl choline is probably the most important phospholipid to keep in strong supply. Choline is used by the body to make a vital neurotransmitter in the brain. Having adequate intake helps to avoid poor memory and lethargy. There has also been research conducted which has shown that providing women with choline during pregnancy creates the equivalent of a “superbrain” in the babies. It is best to try and consume a combination of choline with vitamin B5, as this has proved effective in enhancing memory and overall mental performance. The foods you want to eat to ensure you are having an adequate choline supply includes egg yolk, wheat germ, codfish, chicken, milk, cauliflower, spinach, and tofu. The best supplemental source of choline is lecithin, which also supplies phospholipids. If you are supplementing as opposed to getting choline from whole foods, then bear in mind that not all lecithin supplements are the same – look for products that contain at least 30% phosphatidyl choline to ensure adequate supply. DMEA Another nutrient found in fish, particularly anchovies and sardines, is DMEA. Unlike choline supplements, it passes easily into the brain and can be converted into choline. DMEA has been shown to elevate mood, improve memory, increase intelligence and enhance physical energy. When “smart nutrients” such as omega-3 fats, phosphatidyl choline, physphatidyl serine, vitamin B5, DMEA and pyroglutamate are taken in combination, they are more effective than taken individually. Avoid Memory Suckers Also try to avoid caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate, cola), which seems to impair memory, as well as sugar and refined carbohydrates, which have been found to reduce intelligence. In addition, minimize your exposure to toxins especially from air pollution and cigarettes as there have been links to continued exposure having an effective on overall brain function. It really is possible to think sharper and more clearly into the future through eating a whole foods diet that includes the foods mentioned above- just don’t forget to eat them! ...

Corona Virus: The Pandemic We Know Very Little About!
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It was the turn of 2019 and the world was looking to celebrate the New Year. All the celebrations and preparations were in order in every country of the world, and that was the moment that the tide turned for the worse. The World Health Organization was informed of a deadly virus called COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) that had spread in a sleepy little town of China and was all set to shake up the world order on its own terms soon enough. No one has ever been the same ever since. This new and deadly pandemic has accounted for thousands of lives so far and it is still on a rampage for many more from around the world. Worse, there is little to no awareness in several parts of the world and this has further made the way to its containment a lot harder.    Today, we take a satellite view of the rising issue of Coronavirus so that you could stay safe and live through the time in a sane manner. Prior to that, here’s a recap of all that we know of it and just how you could do your part to stay safe. Dated 31st December 2019: China’s Wuhan city was grappling a virus strain that the mankind had never heard or dreamt of, and all the efforts made by the local authorities to contain it were proving futile. The Chinese government had tried its best to include some tier arrangements like sealing geographical borders and discouraging international air travel but to no avail. The virus continued to spread and it was never in the business of taking prisoners. The World Health Organization too was rattled beyond belief and it shot out a host of precautionary advisories on a cosmopolitan level. Dated 16th March 2020: The situation is just all the more alarming now with the virus spreading around the world like a wildfire. Several European countries like Italy and Spain are now staring down the barrel with a large number of casualties even as China continues to try its best to contain the issue. The UK and the US too are clueless with their share of casualties so far. India, with its class-leading medical faculties and reputation of medical tourism, had withdrawn its students in China last month by airlift and in Iran earlier last week. Anyone infected here is being treated to the best of medical resources available.  If it were not so life-threatening, no country would have made a huge uproar over it. The key is not to press the panic button! Yes, as much as it is important to be aware of the COVID-19 or Coronavirus, it is also important not to press the panic button now. No matter what country you are living in, please rest assured that your respective local government is doing its best to keep you safe and secure. Your government should also be keeping a tab on all the latest updates on the Coronavirus in China and any medical breakthrough would be communicated to you at the earliest.  Please find below some of the best preventive measures for Coronavirus that you should follow: Do not spread or believe in rumors, especially through WhatsApp or Social media. Maintain personal hygiene. Wash your hands with antiseptic or antibacterial soap regularly. Alcohol-based handwashes are best when you use them after sneezing or before or after eating or drinking something.  Keep a safe distance of three feet from anyone who is sneezing and/or coughing. Avoid touching your face and lips every now and then. Try to avoid physical contact with hands at the time of greeting someone. Wear N95 or other approved masks. Most importantly, seek immediate medical assistance if you have fever, a running nose or if you are experiencing any difficulties in breathing. Also self quarantine yourself if you have contacted the virus and the same has been confirmed medically.  Pro Tip: For those who are 60 years or older, it comes highly recommended to get yourself additionally checked for any cardiovascular disease, respiratory ailment, diabetes or any other persistent health issue. The reason is that while these diseases may not be directly related to the Coronavirus, they would certainly bring down your body’s resistance to the pandemic itself.  Coronavirus: Symptoms, Myths, and Treatments available  Coronavirus is a new infectious strain that may be best described as deadly, however there have been a few survivors too. Its consequent symptoms are usually very simple and that often lets people take it lightly- and it is just the mistake that you should not commit. We are presenting its list of symptoms below for a ready reference:  Sore throat Running nose Cough Fever Weakness Difficulty in breathing  We are also debunking some popular myths regarding COVID-2019 below: The virus spread is limited to countries with hot and humid climates. The virus is spreading across the world at an alarming rate and it makes no distinction on the basis of climates and geographical boundaries.  Extreme temperatures can kill the virus. There has been no conclusive evidence to suggest that very hot or very cold temperatures can kill the COVID-19 virus and thus cure a patient.  Hot steam bath can keep you safe. As mentioned above, temperature has no effect on this virus. You might only burn yourself in the process of taking a very hot steam bath under unsupervised conditions.  The Coronavirus can be transmitted through bugs and mosquitoes.  There are no medical reports so far to confirm that someone could be infected from this virus through bugs or mosquitoes.   Ultraviolet lamps can be used to disinfect hands and kill the virus. This myth is especially important to debunk. Human bodies are not meant for consumption of ultraviolet radiations and anyone trying to disinfect oneself through these radiations would only be courting disaster.  Pneumonia and Flu medications can keep one safe. It comes highly recommended that one should not rely on prevalent medications for flu or pneumonia to deal with Coronavirus Disease. There are also no medications, as prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO), for this deadly disease so far.  Eating garlic or cloves can cure the virus. Stay away from such unfounded home remedies. There is no medically conclusive evidence to suggest that eating garlic, onions or cloves could have any effect on COVID-19 virus.  United We Stand, Divided We Fall! This virus strain is new and is way more evolved than the previously encountered SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) viruses of the past decade. The mortality rate of COVID-19 is way more than those of SARS and MERS combined and it would take sometime for the medical world to devise a befitting reply.  COVID-19 has no WHO-approved treatment available so far. Several WHO-backed medical organizations are trying their best to devise a medicine to contain the onslaught of this virus and we are positive that someday we would be able to get on top of the virus.  Until then, everyone is advised to remain calm, not panic and continue to receive preventive or supportive medical care as available. We would also advise you to stay in touch with your local medical authorities and use best measures to stay safe.  ...

TEA IS THE KEY
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Tea is an amazing beverage that keeps you warm in winters and cools you down in hot summers. But did you know that many types of tea also have great health benefits? Herbal teas are caffeine-free and laden with infection-fighting characteristics, because of which they play an important role in curing nausea, colds, indigestion, combating the first signs of infection, sleep disorders, and many other therapeutic virtues. The range of herbal teas is vast, as are the benefits of each one. Let’s have a broader look at different types of teas that can help improve your health and quench your thirst at the same time. Green Tea is the most widely known type of herbal tea. It has a high concentration of a plant chemical known as EGCG, which helps to eliminate the free radicals that wreak havoc, and also activates the body’s natural detox system. Mayo clinic researchers examined the effect of green tea on patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia & found that most of the individuals’ lymph node sizes decreased by 50% or more. Along with this, another research involving mice and neurological damage, has shown that green tea not only prevents brain cell deterioration, but also rejuvenates the already damaged cells. Peppermint Tea can also be made using fresh herbs from the garden – it’s one of the easiest herbs to grow. It plays an important role in relieving the symptoms of abdominal gas, bloating & muscle spasms. It helps in heating up your body and makes it sweat. This tea should be avoided in case you have been facing indigestion or heartburn problems. Black Tea is the most highly caffeinated varieties of tea & also contains EGCG, like green tea. Not only this, it contains a super chemical, which seems to work as a blood thinner the same way aspirin does. Also, the stroke division of the American Heart Association has explained the involvement of this tea in reducing the risk of stroke. Oolong Tea studies have shown that women who consumed oolong tea burned a larger amount of fat in comparison to those who don’t. This tea plays an active role in activating enzymes that cut downs triglycerides, a type of at cells. It is a very good fat burner but apart from that it contains niacin, which helps in detoxification of the body and the antioxidants prevent tooth decay. Mate Tea made from the leaves and twigs of yerba mate plant, this tea tastes very similar to coffee. As compared to green tea, it has 5-time antioxidants quality. A good cup of mate tea can help with allergies, increased metabolism, and digestive disorders. Along with this, it also helps you think clearly, alleviate bad breath, and help with an upset stomach. Echinacea Tea, echinacea purpurea is a commonly used natural compound that helps in fighting infections such as the common cold & similar respiratory infections. Along with this, one study has also shown the consuming Echinacea in a form of tea for over a four-month period helps to prevent infections in the long run. White Tea is another health multitasker. Researchers have shown that it offers benefits to people with diabetes. A study conducted on animals highlighted that intake of white tea results in improved glucose tolerance and lowering LDL cholesterol and it is believed by experts that it will have same implications for humans as well. Joe Simrany, president of the Tea Association of the USA, in New York City, explained that white tea offers the same potential cardiovascular and cancer-fighting benefits as other herbal teas. Ginger Tea, acts as a digestive aid, & can be consumed to curb nausea, vomiting or upset stomach due to motion sickness. To make fresh ginger tea put a piece of ginger in water and let it boil on a stove for 10-12 mins. In basic ginger tea, you can also add fresh lemon juice and honey when you have a cold for a powerful germ-fighting combination. Chamomile Tea is made from flowers, & can be helpful for insomnia. This gentle calming and sedative tea is recommended in cases of cough & bronchitis when you have a cold or fever, or as a gargle for inflammation of the mouth. It also boosts digestion and must be consumed after meals! Rooibos Tea has a high content of vitamin C as well as other minerals. It has high antioxidant properties, which helps to ward off diseases and signs of aging. Not only this, Rooibos tea has also shown worthwhile results for common skin concerns, such as eczema Conclusion The above discussion has provided a composite answer to questions like – Need help losing weight? Need a detox? Need your tension tamed? Need your energy boosted? – which is “Fix yourself a cup of TEA!” ...

Risk Of A Sedentary Lifestyle Why You Should Stand More
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The world is finally beginning to understand that our bodies have been evolved to stand and walk and not to sit. Our earliest ancestors walked frequently on the ground and climbed trees and this allowed them to easily adapt to changing habitats and environments.Unfortunately, the modern world has made sitting more comfortable and tempting. Studies show that most people, on average, sit for about 7.7 hours each day – that’s almost the amount of time an adult spends sleeping! There are some people who may even sit up to 15 hours a day.Martha Grogan, Cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, states that a sedentary lifestyle can increase one’s risk of heart disease. In fact, she mentions that the risk of heart disease for people who spend most hours of their day sitting is just as high as smoking. However, the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle don’t end here.Too much sitting is linked to a myriad of health problems associated with weight gain, which not only includes heart disease but diabetes too. If you’re sitting for more than 7 hours a day, you’re obviously not active during this period. Sitting too much reduces the activity of lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme which aids in the metabolism of fat.Your blood sugar levels spike each time you have a meal. Your body goes under a calorie-storing mode for four hours. However, studies show that people who reduce their activity i.e. by sitting more, experience increased blood sugar spikes. This can become detrimental to the body and increase your risk of type-2 diabetes.In addition, a large study with 800,000 participants which compared people who sat the least with the ones who sat the most found that people who sat more had a 90 percent high risk of cardiovascular disease, 112 percent higher risk of diabetes, 147 percent higher risk of death lead by a cardiovascular problem and a 49 percent higher risk of death by any cause.Standing more is the only solutionYour body is designed to stand upright and move around, therefore, to counteract the sitting disease, you need to stand more. Even if you exercise an hour every day, the effects of sitting for more than 7 hours a day cannot be negated.Researchers at the University of London have found that those whose occupation primarily involves standing and/or walking have a roughly 32 percent lower risk of early death compared to those involved in sedentary jobs.Furthermore, you burn more calories while standing because it involves more muscular contraction, especially in your thigh area. This improves your vascular health and your blood sugar levels.To reduce sitting time, try the following tips:1. Always take the stairs and walk up when you’re going on an escalator2. Stand when you’re taking public transport, such as buses and trains3. Alternate standing and sitting while working and set a reminder to get your tush off the chair every 30 minutes4. Set up a standing workstation to do some of your work on and to take calls5. Consider switching from TV time to more active hobbies6. Instead of having a meal when you meet up with your friends, go to the beach or the park for a walk instead7. Walk for a little during your tea breaks8. Instead of calling your co-worker, go to his or her desk...

Risk Of A Sedentary Lifestyle Why You Should Stand More
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The world is finally beginning to understand that our bodies have been evolved to stand and walk and not to sit. Our earliest ancestors walked frequently on the ground and climbed trees and this allowed them to easily adapt to changing habitats and environments. Unfortunately, the modern world has made sitting more comfortable and tempting. Studies show that most people, on average, sit for about 7.7 hours each day – that’s almost the amount of time an adult spends sleeping! There are some people who may even sit up to 15 hours a day. Martha Grogan, Cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, states that a sedentary lifestyle can increase one’s risk of heart disease. In fact, she mentions that the risk of heart disease for people who spend most hours of their day sitting is just as high as smoking. However, the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle don’t end here. Too much sitting is linked to a myriad of health problems associated with weight gain, which not only includes heart disease but diabetes too. If you’re sitting for more than 7 hours a day, you’re obviously not active during this period. Sitting too much reduces the activity of lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme which aids in the metabolism of fat. Your blood sugar levels spike each time you have a meal. Your body goes under a calorie-storing mode for four hours. However, studies show that people who reduce their activity i.e. by sitting more, experience increased blood sugar spikes. This can become detrimental to the body and increase your risk of type-2 diabetes. In addition, a large study with 800,000 participants which compared people who sat the least with the ones who sat the most found that people who sat more had a 90 percent high risk of cardiovascular disease, 112 percent higher risk of diabetes, 147 percent higher risk of death lead by a cardiovascular problem and a 49 percent higher risk of death by any cause. Standing more is the only solution Your body is designed to stand upright and move around, therefore, to counteract the sitting disease, you need to stand more. Even if you exercise an hour every day, the effects of sitting for more than 7 hours a day cannot be negated. Researchers at the University of London have found that those whose occupation primarily involves standing and/or walking have a roughly 32 percent lower risk of early death compared to those involved in sedentary jobs. Furthermore, you burn more calories while standing because it involves more muscular contraction, especially in your thigh area. This improves your vascular health and your blood sugar levels. To reduce sitting time, try the following tips: 1. Always take the stairs and walk up when you’re going on an escalator 2. Stand when you’re taking public transport, such as buses and trains 3. Alternate standing and sitting while working and set a reminder to get your tush off the chair every 30 minutes 4. Set up a standing workstation to do some of your work on and to take calls 5. Consider switching from TV time to more active hobbies 6. Instead of having a meal when you meet up with your friends, go to the beach or the park for a walk instead 7. Walk for a little during your tea breaks 8. Instead of calling your co-worker, go to his or her desk ...

WEIGHT TRAINING FOR WOMEN
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Women often shy away from lifting weights including weight machines for several reasons including: 1. Being built too much like a man: This is physiologically not going to happen. Three factors are necessary to build muscle: A. High-quality dietary protein in fairly large amounts B. Correct resistance training C. Testosterone and lots of it. While women typically have a testosterone level of around 80 mg/dl of blood, necessary in order to rebuild muscle tissue, a man will produce ten times that amount. That is the reason behind the larger frame and muscle mass of men, women couldn’t be built like a man even if that is their choice. 2. Not realizing the necessity of weightlifting or resistance training 3. Being unaware of how to do it correctly Since the function of the muscular system is to move the bones to which they are attached, and men and women have the same bones, they have identical muscular systems. Both sexes should exercise all of the muscles in order to: 1. Have proportionately developed shapes 2. Use glucose properly so as not to develop excess body fat deposits Women though do tend to concern themselves with certain areas more than men. Individual muscles can be developed by specific training of them as opposed to the loss of body fat that cannot be spot reduced. Therefore, it is essential that the correct exercises are known and performed to target the exact areas desired. Triceps: Back of the upper arm has 3 different “heads” 1. Medial or inside 2. Lateral or outside 3. Long head which is the top portion The function of this muscle is to extend the arm at the elbow joint. Two exercises are needed to properly work this muscle with both involving extension of the arm. 1. The inside and outside head can be exercised by using a weight stack with a pulley at head level in front of you. The beginning position is with your arms bent at 90-degrees and elbows at your side, palms facing in while holding a bar or rope and straighten fully to 180-degrees and then return to the beginning position. It is important to extend fully and not move only part of the way. 2. The third head is rarely exercised correctly and yet is the one most connected to sagging upper arms. This head functions to begin the process of straightening the arm from a closed position, meaning your hand or fist is next to your shoulder, and then to open the arm towards the 90-degree position. Lower the pulley to just above your knee, grasping the bar or rope while facing away from the pulley. Your hands should be behind your head as if you are trying to touch your upper back, and then extend the hands upward. It is from this dramatically “closed” position that focuses on the “saggy upper arms” Biceps: Front of the upper arm Standing curls: Hold a bar in front of your body with your arms straight and your palms facing up. While keeping your elbows close to the body, curl to 90-degrees and the return to 180 degrees or straight. The important points are to start and finish straight and it necessary to only curl to the half-way point, not all the way to your shoulders. Gluteal Muscles: The muscles of the rear-end Squats: Squatting and then standing works the front of the thigh when standing up and the back of the thigh when going down. But to work the gluteal muscles, it is necessary to: 1. Squat as low as possible, going all the way to the bottom while keeping your feet flat on the floor. It is from this lowest position which uses the largest of the gluteal muscles to begin the process of standing. This concept is similar to that of the triceps beginning their initial movement. 2. The upper body should be bent forward with the rear-end extended outwards to engage the gluteal muscles. Straight-leg deadlift This exercise works the gluteal muscles and the hamstrings which are muscles on the back of the thigh. Grasp a straight bar while standing straight up. While keeping your lower back flat, 1. Bend at the waist until the bar reaches the middle of the shins 2. Keep your knees as straight as possible especially as you stand up straight again. Maintaining this position of your legs is essential to working these muscles. All exercises should be performed for 10 repetitions with a consistent controlled motion. Two seconds spent performing the first part and two seconds performing the second part will yield the best results both for the muscles and the energy used to do so. It is this use of energy that will also aid in the loss of weight, in particular, body fat. ...

Weight training For Women
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Women often shy away from lifting weights including weight machines for several reasons including:1. Being built too much like a man: This is physiologically not going to happen. Three factors are necessary to build muscle:A. High-quality dietary protein in fairly large amountsB. Correct resistance trainingC. Testosterone and lots of it. While women typically have a testosterone level of around 80 mg/dl of blood, necessary in order to rebuild muscle tissue, a man will produce ten times that amount. That is the reason behind the larger frame and muscle mass of men, women couldn’t be built like a man even if that is their choice.2. Not realizing the necessity of weightlifting or resistance training3. Being unaware of how to do it correctlySince the function of the muscular system is to move the bones to which they are attached, and men and women have the same bones, they have identical muscular systems. Both sexes should exercise all of the muscles in order to:1. Have proportionately developed shapes2. Use glucose properly so as not to develop excess body fat depositsWomen though do tend to concern themselves with certain areas more than men. Individual muscles can be developed by specific training of them as opposed to the loss of body fat that cannot be spot reduced. Therefore, it is essential that the correct exercises are known and performed to target the exact areas desired.Triceps: Back of the upper arm has 3 different “heads”1. Medial or inside2. Lateral or outside3. Long head which is the top portionThe function of this muscle is to extend the arm at the elbow joint. Two exercises are needed to properly work this muscle with both involving extension of the arm.1. The inside and outside head can be exercised by using a weight stack with a pulley at head level in front of you. The beginning position is with your arms bent at 90-degrees and elbows at your side, palms facing in while holding a bar or rope and straighten fully to 180-degrees and then return to the beginning position. It is important to extend fully and not move only part of the way.2. The third head is rarely exercised correctly and yet is the one most connected to sagging upper arms. This head functions to begin the process of straightening the arm from a closed position, meaning your hand or fist is next to your shoulder, and then to open the arm towards the 90-degree position.Lower the pulley to just above your knee, grasping the bar or rope while facing away from the pulley. Your hands should be behind your head as if you are trying to touch your upper back, and then extend the hands upward. It is from this dramatically “closed” position that focuses on the “saggy upper arms”Biceps: Front of the upper armStanding curls: Hold a bar in front of your body with your arms straight and your palms facing up. While keeping your elbows close to the body, curl to 90-degrees and the return to 180 degrees or straight. The important points are to start and finish straight and it necessary to only curl to the half-way point, not all the way to your shoulders.Gluteal Muscles: The muscles of the rear-endSquats: Squatting and then standing works the front of the thigh when standing up and the back of the thigh when going down. But to work the gluteal muscles, it is necessary to:1. Squat as low as possible, going all the way to the bottom while keeping your feet flat on the floor. It is from this lowest position which uses the largest of the gluteal muscles to begin the process of standing. This concept is similar to that of the triceps beginning their initial movement.2. The upper body should be bent forward with the rear-end extended outwards to engage the gluteal muscles.Straight-leg deadliftThis exercise works the gluteal muscles and the hamstrings which are muscles on the back of the thigh.Grasp a straight bar while standing straight up. While keeping your lower back flat,1. Bend at the waist until the bar reaches the middle of the shins2. Keep your knees as straight as possible especially as you stand up straight again. Maintaining this position of your legs is essential to working these muscles.All exercises should be performed for 10 repetitions with a consistent controlled motion. Two seconds spent performing the first part and two seconds performing the second part will yield the best results both for the muscles and the energy used to do so. It is this use of energy that will also aid in the loss of weight, in particular, body fat....

DOES YOUR SALT INTAKE AFFECT WEIGHT LOSS
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You’re counting your calories, you know how many carbs, fats and proteins you’re taking every day and you’re working out pretty much all the time. However, there’s still some weight that doesn’t seem to budge. The reason for this may be your salt intake. You’re probably consuming too much salt. But here’s the deal… Your body needs sodium to function. Sodium can be obtained through salt. Your body doesn’t need too much salt though – just the right amount of it. Too little to zero may cause health complications and too much may cause water retention. Water retention can increase your weight and even negatively affect your weight loss efforts. Why water retention is bad? Salt retains water in the body and this is often one of the major causes of weight gain. Furthermore, it can also lead to dehydration. When you’re working hard to lose weight and your sodium levels are high, the salt you consume will inhibit water from performing its vital functions in the body. Therefore, it will not work on your metabolism and burn calories; it will only remain stagnant in your body thus, taking a toll on your weight loss goals. There’s also another connection between sodium and your weight. When you consume salty foods, you begin to feel thirsty because your body gets dehydrated. Some people tend to quench their thirst with high-calorie beverages such as soft drinks, energy drinks and other store-bought fatty and sugary drinks. Salt also amplifies the taste of certain food items. This may result in overeating. How much is enough? You cannot survive without sodium, but modern day research shows that the average American consumes more than 3000 mg of salt per day – that’s double the recommended amount! The American Heart Association recommends consuming 1500 mg of sodium (salt) per day. Processed food and snacks consist of heaps of salt so be sure to check the packaging and find out how much salt a serving contains before having something. How you can reduce salt from your diet? Your best bet would be to prepare your meals at home. This gives you complete control of all the ingredients you add into your meals. Additionally, consider making the following changes in your lifestyle: Throw away all store bought cookies, chips, crackers and other salty snacks– Processed junk is always packed with sodium. There are many cleaner alternatives for processed junk food. For example, instead of having packaged chips, try oven baked sweet potato fries. Season with a pinch of sea salt; add some herbs and this could make a healthy and delicious snack! Get rid of store-bought salted nuts – The obvious alternative for this is consuming raw and unsalted nuts as snacks. Nuts can be used to prepare a variety of healthy snacks as well. Ease into a low-salt lifestyle – If you are used to having a lot of salt in your food, first focus on getting rid of all the junk food in your pantry. Switch to a light salt or try adding your favorite spices to your food to add flavor. Avoid making drastic changes as this may make your new health choices less sustainable. ...

WHY YOU SHOULD START YOUR DAY WITH LEMON WATER
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Lemon is a natural energiser, which hydrates and detoxifies the body so as to make it feel revitalised and refreshed. The major punch of benefits that it offers includes – balancing PH, keeping your skin clear and glowing, kick starting your digestive system, aiding weight loss, and helps controlling your coffee habit. The lemon detox diet, originally known as the master cleanse, has developed a cult amongst the majority of weight watchers. Let’s explore the incredible benefits that are offered by this wonder fruit:- 1. It’s good for your stomach Lemon acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. Along with this, the rich digestive qualities of lemon helps in fighting indigestion symptoms like heartburn, bloating and belching. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones. 2. Ensures balanced pH Levels This benefit contradicts the myth, which explicates lemon as highly acidic in nature while actually they have incredible alkalizing properties. Drinking lemon juice plays an important role in maintaining effective pH levels in the body. 3. Excellent for weight loss One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it boosts the weight loss process. If you take lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey on a regular basis, it can play an effective role in reducing the body weight. 4. Active role in treating rheumatism Lemon water helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body, which play a positive role in treating rheumatism and arthritis. 5. Superb for skin care Lemon is a kind of natural antiseptic, which plays a proactive role in curing skin problems. Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin owing to its amazing citrus properties. It enhances your beauty, rejuvenates skin and also brings a glow to your face. 6. Strengthens immune system Lemon is a strong blood purifier, which helps in fighting diseases like cholera or malaria & strengthens the entire immune system! 7. Aids in dental care Lemon water is used in dental care also. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. Along with this, lemon juice is one of most effective natural disinfectants, which gives relief from bad smell. 8. Cures throat infections Lemon has antibacterial properties that aid in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis as it has strong antibacterial properties. 9. Cleanses and revitalizes the urinary tract Since lemon juice is a natural diuretic, it ensures that you have a cleaner urinary tract. In the long run, this would also have cumulative detoxing effects since the body disposes waste materials through urine. Flushing out liquid waste at a much faster rate reduces the risk of accumulating bacteria in the body, which helps in preventing a number of diseases. 10. Improved overall health and wellbeing Lemon juice is as calorie-free as water, but it taste better & brings countless health benefits, such as boosts weight loss, helps digestion, boosts metabolism, contains calcium, and can clean your skin. In addition, it also helps avoid depression and anxiety so your mental health can benefit from the daily lemon water routine as well. ...

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