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Good Healthy Habits


Good health is of prime importance to all of us. We need to be healthy, filled with abundant energy, sound sleep, and fit and disease free body, which will give us a sense of overall well being. In order to be fit and healthy we need to practice healthy living styles with proper food habits and exercise. We cannot be healthy if we are lazy and lethargic. We need to work hard both physically and mentally to be fit and healthy. Besides exercise, we also need to eat healthy foodstuffs avoiding junk foods, which make us lethargic and dull. If you are over weight and obese you will suffer from health problems. So you need to maintain an optimum body weight to be healthy.

You need to follow healthy and positive habits. Positive thinking is very essential in order to be healthy. You need to clear out your mind and fill it with positive thoughts. You will have to remove all the depressing and negative emotions and thoughts from your mind and replace it with healthy and positive thoughts. These positive thoughts can be extremely energizing and always lead to good things in life. You can get involved in practices such as meditation and yoga to get rid of the negativity and force yourself with positive thoughts.

You need to eat healthy foods in order to be fit and healthy. Simple food stuffs like vegetables, fruits, nuts, tubers, lean meat, pulses, ect can keep you healthy and strong. Try to avoid refined foodstuffs. The main reason for ill health and diseases is improper food habits. Because of this many people suffer from diseases like diabetes, cancer, obesity ect. Simple changes in your diet and causes a great difference within a short period and can improve your health drastically. Try to avoid smoking and alcoholic drinks. For good health, you need to exercise daily. Exercising in the morning can leave you with a refreshed feeling throughout the day. Exercising can put you in a good mood and it will be easier for you to think positively and eat healthy foods. You can also get involved in activities such as swimming, biking, walking or playing your favorite sport in order to keep you healthy .Do not go for an activity which you do not enjoy. Try to do your work outs in the open air. In this way you will feel more refreshed. You should not make drastic changes in your life style. You should start with simple changes and make sure that you enjoy it. You try to make these simple changes in to a regular habit in order to achieve long term success. It is very important to improve your health in order to be happy and enjoy life. Besides exercise you need to have good sleep and rest in order to be healthy. Sound sleep can refresh your mind and make you feel healthy .All these simple changes in your life style can improve your health and make you feel strong and fit. You will feel a sense of well being, both emotionally and physically.


It’s time to rev-up your exercise routine!

Rev Up Your Workout and Lose Weight Faster

Exercise, along with a healthy eating plan, is key to losing weight. Want to see faster results as you’re following the South Beach Diet lifestyle? Just take your workout up a notch! This program consists of two parts: Interval Walking and the Total Body Workout, which you will do on alternate days. Research has found that if you incorporate exercise into your daily routine you’ll not only rev up your metabolism and lose weight faster (getting off those frustrating weight-loss plateaus), you’ll also tone your body and take inches off your waistline.

The entire exercise program is designed so that you can tailor it to your own level of fitness. If you have never exercised before, you can work at a very easy pace until you feel confident moving ahead. If you’re very fit, we offer exercise variations that make the program more challenging. The really good news is that with this 20-minute-a-day program, you will definitely see better results in far less time than you would in a typical hour of exercise.

Here’s an overview of the two main components of the  Supercharged Fitness Program:

Interval Walking

  • Designed to give your heart and lungs a great workout, which is vital for cardiovascular health
  • Involves alternating periods of fast or very fast walking with periods of slower recovery walking
  • Boosts metabolism so you burn more calories and fat, which translates to faster weight loss
  • Results in increased fat and calorie burn even after you’re done exercising

Total Body Workout

  • Designed to work several muscle groups simultaneously
  • Focuses on exercises that strengthen your core — the vital muscles in your abdomen, back, pelvis, and hips
  • Promotes balance, stability, good posture, and coordination
  • Tones your arms and legs and increases your flexibility

A word of caution: Talk with your doctor before you make a sudden change in your level of activity, especially if you are age 50 or older, have been inactive, have difficulty keeping your balance, have periods of dizziness, or have known heart problems.

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When at that site click on the Products tab,then body, then weight-loss.

Thanks ,Alan Cinqmars

Some Prevention Tips For Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Even though no drug therapy or treatment regimen has yet been found that will definitively prevent Alzheimer’s disease, lifestyle choices can make a big difference in your risk of developing the condition down the line.

“We know that alterations in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s can start decades before symptoms appear, so it may be wise to start thinking about prevention as early as your 30s and 40s,” says Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, an Alzheimer’s researcher at Rush University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago and associate professor of neurology at Rush University Medical School.

But what behaviors really make a difference?

Sticking to a healthy, low-fat diet has been linked to Alzheimer’s prevention. One Harvard study of 13,000 women, age 70 and older, found that those who ate the most vegetables — especially green leafy ones (like spinach and romaine lettuce) and cruciferous ones (like broccoli and cauliflower) — experienced a slower rate of cognitive decline than those who ate the fewest vegetables.

Simply getting off the couch and going for a brisk walk may help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Obesity during midlife appears to raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s in the later years. A 2008 Kaiser Permanente study of 6,500 men and women found that those who were 30 or more pounds overweight and accumulated lots of belly fat in their 40s were 3.6 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s decades later.

Scientists are studying whether certain nutrients acquired in dietary-supplement form can help protect against Alzheimer’s. Folic acid, which is known to reduce levels of the amino acid homocysteine, shows some promise because elevated homocysteine levels can increase the risk of both heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Exercising your mind is one of the easiest ways to help prevent Alzheimer’s. Researchers at Rush University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center found that seniors who stayed mentally active by reading, doing crossword puzzles, and taking classes were more than twice as likely to stay free from Alzheimer’s disease in comparison to less mentally active people.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this article and please feel free to post any comments.

          Alan Cinqmars,