Thursday, September 29, 2005

Some fruit juices have more sugar than a soda

Often people think by drinking fruit juices or eating low-fat fruit roll-ups and such, they are cutting out or eliminating sugar.

The fact is that some fruit juices have more sugar than a soda.

In most cases reduction of sugar is important to good health; therefore always check out the sugar content of anything you put in your mouth, even if it appears to be healthy.

Health and Fitness Tips : Get Fit and Stay Fit

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Give your Eyes a Rest

Most jobs in today’s society require the use of a computer.
If you sit in front of a computer all day or work any job or hobby that requires your eyes to work hard, be sure to take breaks throughout your day.

For soothing relief, you can use eye drops, close your eyes for a few minutes to allow them to rest, and look away to something other than what you are working on.

Also, ensure that you are working with appropriate lighting, which is an oversight many people make.
These are ways in which to give your eyes a much-needed break.
Eyestrain can cause eye problems as well as headaches.

Health and Fitness Tips : Get Fit and Stay Fit


It is thought that a great way to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system is by adding flaxseed to your daily diet.

Flaxseed actually contains what is called alpha-linolenic acid, which is a fatty acid essential in controlling blood pressure.

They have a benefit of helping with digestion; just make sure the flaxseed is crushed for easier consumption and absorption.

Always consult a physician first!

Health and Fitness Tips : Get Fit and Stay Fit

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Wash your Hands

This is something you have probably heard your whole life.
Disease is easily spread from touch, whether from person to person or object to person.
Giardia is the number one germ that is transferred from touching something infected. Once you have Giardia, you can get very ill.
In addition, germs can be passed from your pet that has been rolling on the grass, something dropped on a dirty floor, just allow your imagine to roam if you dare. Washing your hands is a quick, easy way to reduce the spread of germs.

Health and Fitness Tips : Get Fit and Stay Fit

Tasty Almonds

If you love nuts, then you are in luck.
Almonds are not only delicious and make a great snack food, medical studies show they contain as much protein per ounce as red meat.
In addition, they aid in reducing the risk of heart attacks by up to 50%.
The next time you need something crunchy, reach for a handful of almonds.

Health and Fitness Tips : Get Fit and Stay Fit

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Be Careful with the Sun

Everyone loves basking in the warm sun, especially if it is lying on a beautiful sandy beach.
While the sun has many benefits, too much sun without proper protection can be harmful.
Being sunburned not only hurts, but also damages skin and promotes wrinkles and cancer.
If you are going to spend any time in the sun, even 10 minutes, protect your skin with sunscreen for both UVA and UVB rays.


Most people know that sunscreen is important for shoulders, backs, legs, and arms when out in the sun but there are other parts of the body that are often overlooked.

When enjoying the beautiful sun, be sure to use sunscreen on your ears, slips, and even the tops of your feet as well!

Health and Fitness Tips : Get Fit and Stay Fit

Friday, September 23, 2005

Fighting Cancer

With today’s breakthroughs, there are many innovative ways to fight cancer.
Although you may find this difficult to believe, the American Institute for Cancer Research has come up with a surprising way to fight cancer.

After conducting thorough studies, researchers found that drinking tea, which contains antioxidants to help neutralize “free radicals” helps to fight cancer.

While it is not a cure-all, if cancer runs in your family, it certainly will not hurt to add tea to your daily consumption.

Fighting Cancer

Thursday, September 22, 2005


A negative attitude can have a negative impact on your health just as a positive attitude can affect your health in a positive manner.

Living well has a direct correlation with a positive outlook.
Keep smiling and try to find the good in life, even when things are tough.

Health and Fitness Tips : Get Fit and Stay Fit

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Do Not Forget the Teeth

Often the care of teeth and gums is overlooked as potential health risks.

However, with the oral cavity being the main way in which parasites, bacteria, yeast, and fungus get into the body, taking time to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth is important.

Keeping your mouth clean is a great way to benefit your health.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Water and Seatbelts

Health and Fitness Tips : Water

Water is excellent for the body and good health.
Water helps flush out toxins and other unwanted things lingering in the body.
Water also replenishes fluids that help lubricate the internal body, keeps you hydrated, reduces hunger, which helps with weight loss, and helps to make skin look smooth and young.

If you are not used to drinking water, it may seem hard at first, but very quickly, you will enjoy the clean, refreshed way it makes you feel.
At a minimum, you should drink 64-ounces a day and more if you can.

Health and Fitness Tips : Seatbelts

You may be wondering what seatbelts have to do with health.
Statistics show that wearing seatbelts keeps you safe and therefore allows you to live longer.
To keep yourself safe and healthy, it is critical that you buckle up every time you get in any car.
Do not be fooled into thinking that going the few blocks to the corner store is not big deal.
Most accidents happen close to home so whether you are traveling one block or across the country, buckle up.

Health and Fitness Tips : Get Fit and Stay Fit

Monday, September 12, 2005

Body Fat

Tips To Get Fit and Stay Fit : Body Fat

When you think about losing weight, more importantly than weight is the amount of fat you are carrying around. This fat is measured with what is called Body Mass Index, or BMI. For women, if you are fit, your percent of body fat should range from 21% to 31%. If you are in incredible shape, that could be as low as 10%. For men, fit should be between 14% and 25%, and excellent shape, as low as 2%.

To calculate your body fat, write down how much you weigh (be honest - no one will see this but you). Multiply your weight by 703. Next, write down your height, in inches. Multiply by that same number. Then you will divide your weight number by your height number. That is your BMI. For example, if your weight were 150 pounds x 703, your weight answer would be 105,450. If your height is 5’4”, that would be 64 inches x 64 for a total of 4,096. Taking the 105,450 divided by 4,096, you come out with a BMI of 25.7.

7 Easy Ways to Turbo-Charge Fat Burning

Whether you are trying to lose a few extra pounds, or building a sculpted body; you will need every available technique in your arsenal when you begin to fight f-a-t. If you are only using one or two tactics you may get there eventually, but you will have a long uphill battle.

Are you ready to fire up your fat burning capabilities? The basics of metabolism has everything to do with fat burning. It is the biochemical processes that take place in the body; the breakdown of nutrients in the blood after digestion, resulting in growth of new tissue, more energy, and the release of wastes.

You have billions of cells- nerve cells, muscle cells, fat cells, blood cells, and all kinds of cells. These cells burn up a lot of energy as they get their job done in a well metabolized body, but a person whose metabolism runs slow, a lot of excess fat will be stored because not enough energy is burned up. The good news is that the metabolism furnace can be turned up substantially. There are several things which affect the metabolism such as exercise, the digestion of foods, body temperature, and hormone activity. Here are seven of the easiest ways to burn fat faster.

1. The food you eat. There are several foods that actually burn fat faster than others. Spices is one food that can help you burn more calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn that can last several hours after eating.

2. The time you eat. The best time to eat the largest portion of the foods you eat for the day is before two o'clock. Make sure you never skip a meal, especially breakfast. The process of eating actually starts your burner blasting. Do not skip breakfast, and wait until mid-day to eat because if you do your metabolism will run slower all day. That means you are burning less fat, which is not what you are aiming for. You want to burn fat faster, not slower.

3. The amount of food. If you deprive yourself of food, your body goes into a survival mode and slows itself down to prepare for a possible famine. That means that fad diets are definitely out if you want to burn fat faster. But on the other hand, if you eat more calories than your body uses throughout the day, these additional calories will be stored as fat. Therefore, the secret is moderation. Try eating three small meals and two small snacks daily. It's like throwing another log on the fire whenever you eat, but remember- small amounts of food at a time. If you have too much food in the stomach at any one time, it will slow the fat burn down, totally defeating the purpose.

4. To prevent build up of fat you need to increase your daily activities. The muscles are where all the calories are burned during exercise, and the more efficient the muscles are at burning fat - the quicker weight loss can be achieved. To be an efficient fat burner you need to increase your muscle mass. The timing and various types of exercise also contribute to a turbo metabolism. When you perform any kind of activity your body burns fat and glucose. The good thing is that you do not need to exercise hard to burn fat. It's a good habit to begin exercising every morning. Do as much as you can until you reach an entire hour each day, five or six days a week.

5. Do your strength training before doing any cardiovascular work. It takes the body about 15 minutes to warm up and start burning fat. For example, if you are jogging for 45 minutes, you will only be burning fat for the last 30 minutes of your workout. Instead, try lifting weights for the first 15 minutes, which gives your body the time it needs to warm up. By the time you hit the road, you will be burning fat during the entire jogging session. PLUS - you will have built muscle too!

6. Do not do the exact same workout every day. Your body will start to get used to that exercise, and eventually it will stop burning fat calories. So if you jog one day, try a different activity the next day. Keep rotating the exercises, that way your body will stay at an optimal fat burning state. The best way to burn fat is to work out as hard as you can for as long as you can. But if you are just beginning a program, try varying the intensity from fast, to normal, to fast, to normal. This will help to build endurance, and eventually, you will be able to extend the high intensity periods until your entire workout is done at an ultimate fat burning speed. The fat burning equation is simple. The more muscle tone you have, the more calories you will burn even when you are not active.

7. Inhaling and exhaling through your nose, rather than your mouth also helps to stabilize your heart rate, and increase your endurance. Of course you know this means turbo charged fat burning.

With these seven tips, you should be well on your way to burning fat at an optimal level. If you stick with these techniques, and make them a part of your day - your body will amaze you in a few weeks.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Meditate & Listen to 'ME'

Tips To Get Fit and Stay Fit : Meditate

Find some time away from noise and distractions for you.
Meditation can come in many forms.
Whatever way you meditate, ensure that you are in a quiet place with soft lighting, sit with good posture and in a comfortable position, practice slow, rhythmic breathing, and concentrate on something calm and relaxing.
Meditation is a great stress reducer, which is vital for good health.

Tips To Get Fit and Stay Fit : Listen to ME

If you know that you are not feeling “right” but the doctor tells you everything is fine, listen to your body.
There is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. If you are not comfortable with the doctor’s advice, get another exam.
In addition, if you go to a doctor who tells you that what you feel is in your head, or you are crazy, get out of there immediately.
You know your body better than anyone does and you need a doctor that believes in you and offers the right kind of support and encouragement.

Tips To Get Fit and Stay Fit
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