Kegel exercises are beneficial to both women and men. Learning the exercises while pregnant will help women prepare for easier childbirth by strengthening the muscles surrounding the vaginal floor. Having stronger muscles will give the ability to push at appropriate times during childbirth to avoid extra exertion during delivery. It will also help during pregnancy because you’re able to control the bladder on a different level. Feeling like you have to run to the bathroom to avoid wetting yourself or even leaking while laughing or coughing, will give you the control you need...Read More
You can flatten the tummy as you walk by simply holding your stomach in, over time this will become natural. By gently holding in the stomach, the abdominal muscles will start to tighten and result in a tighter tummy and the workout process will seem much easier when faster results are revealed. This will not completely take care of the problem area but it aides in the process as you add abdominal exercises to your routine. Not only does this train the abdominal muscles but also improves the posture which in return, improves the oxygen level in the lungs, so the energy level will improve. Working the abdominal muscles as you are sitting will be beneficial as well and will keep the focus on the muscles at all times.
Lying on the floor, with knees bent and arms outstretched in f...Read More
If it’s time for a workout, you can waist your time on working abs. Start slimming your waistline with the following exercises that not only work the waist but lower back areas where fat builds up and few abdominal exercises included. Abdominals covered in the next blog. Remember to warm-up before starting any exercises.
Standing with feet 12 inches apart, raise left arm over the head with palm facing up, the other hand on hip, bend only the waist to the right are far as possible keeping hips in place, back to the upright position, repeat 10 times, change arms, complete 3 sets.
Standing with feet 12 in. apart, fold arms and raise to chest level, twisting from side to side while keeping the hips forward and arms stationary with 1,2 bounce each time. Repeat 20 times.
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Exercising can make those thunder thighs roll into the perfection of everyone’s dream. Having large legs can be a good thing if you exercise to keep them with a profound definition. Great looking legs no matter what size will cause envy and will boost the ego. Always begin with a warm-up exercise before doing more strenuous ones.
Exercises that can be done at home or in the gym with the right equipment: With a bungee cord, tie one end forming a circle to go around the ankle, using a high back or around waist level chair, tie the other end to the chair leaving a foot of slack in cord, stand beside the chair back with one hand on the chair for balance, slip foot of outer leg into the circle and extend leg out to the side and back in to other foot, repeat 15 times on each side.
Did you know that you can lose fat by adding weight? Since back fat is the number one reason that new summer top that’s so cute and all the summer clothes that were purchased at the end of the season and for a great price, doesn’t fit as good on the body as remembered. By adding weights to the workout, it will change the appearance of the body and the cute top will look great again. Start the workout with warm-up exercises that will loosen the muscles and get the heart pumping.
Using 1 lb dumbbells in the beginning, in a standing position with feet wide apart and a dumbbell in each hand, extend dumbbell out from the body, bringing a dumbbell over to opposite foot, back to an upright position, alternating sides each time, repeat exercise 10 times, relax a moment, repeat 10...Read More
Exercises for arm fat are often needed and you can tighten your arms using bungee cord if you don’t have a workout routine in place. Your arms will have an appearance of sagging skin and that’s not pretty. Some people have a bigger problem with this area than others but don’t be discouraged, you’ll just have to work a little harder. Most workouts will automatically cover these areas because you have to use your arms to perform most exercises or to lift weights.
Isolated exercises are available and some of those include: using a bungee cord and sitting on the floor, feet together in front of you, place the cord around the feet so you will have an end in each hand. Adjustments to the cord may be needed to add more resistance by gripping further down the bungee cord...Read More
If you recently had a baby, avoiding germs seem to be impossible. Lots of women sanitize their home in the last week or so of their pregnancy yet have no problem taking the little one among other people within the first week home. Babies start with a very low tolerance to germs and should be secluded as long as possible. Do you think about the germs that are being spread just from someone else holding you’re baby? I’m not a germaphobic but you would have thought differently if you were around after the birth of my child. I used glass bottles for the first 3 months of her life that I gathered from the hospital because I was able to boil the bottles after each use. I used baby milk from a can so I didn’t have to boil the water to mix with milk substances. Cleaning the baby’s ba...Read More
According to Dr. Mark Weis of Ascend Nutritionals diabetes is not something you’re required to live with. Diabetes is not something that’s caused by foods you eat like sweets or carbohydrates but caused by a lack of nutritious that repair beta cells in the pancreas. Beta cell destruction within the pancreas is the cause of developing diabetes and requires medications to control blood sugar levels. Having close contact with diabetic sufferers will cause anyone with or without diabetes to research any type of information to alleviate diabetes. Seeing the effects that diabetes has on individuals is quite disturbing, watching a person with low blood sugar look around a room, dazed and confused, talking with the same confusion or slip into a passed out capacity is really f...Read More
Contacts or glasses, what’s your preference? This has been an age-old question for many years. Wearing glasses prohibits the ability to wear sunglasses and for that reason, many people would prefer contacts. But everyone doesn’t really have an option since contacts aren’t suitable for some eyes. Being a contact lens wearer can be a challenge in the beginning but with the right determination, you will surpass the uncomfortable feeling and will be glad you did.
My friend Yvonne had worn glasses since she was in the second grade and when she became a senior in high school, she decided to get contacts. She wanted her senior pictures to look their best and not feel like she was hiding behind some glasses that she despised wearing...Read More
Hearing aids are not just for seniors but to someone with a hearing problem will take some adjusting. Knowing the additional volume is needed can be one thing but not knowing causes you to wonder if they just have selective hearing (like most kids have) or do you just talk a little louder to see if you get a response? Hearing is a sense that can be damaged from the frequent inner ear infections, ruptured eardrum caused from ear infections not being treated in a timely manner or from a blow to the head in or around the ear area. Hearing devices are a possibility for hearing assistance...Read More
Colon cancer does not discriminate when it comes to scouting for victims of the next attack. Colon cancer is polyps forming in the colon and if not detected in the early stages, could develop into cancerous tumors. That’s why it’s important for both men and women to be screened once you reach your late 40’s but not to exceed, the once magic number, of 50 years old.
There are warning signs that can alert you of a potential problem: changes in bowel movement, rectal bleeding, persistent abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, and tenements. A colonoscopy should be performed every 5-10 years and depending on the results and your family history, it should be repeated every 5-10 years...Read More
Breast cancer is a concern that most women have, regardless of their age, yet no one is ever prepared to hear when diagnosed. Hearing people talk about it and supporting the fundraisers to find cures can sometimes be a distant thought in your mind until it happens to you. Knowing what to look for will better prepare you and help with adapting to the situation.
Most common symptoms are lumps or mass in the breast, swelling, redness, painful, itchy or nipple changes. The thought of having breast cancer is a common concern yet most women don’t give themselves monthly examinations as suggested nor follow the guidelines for mammogram check-ups. Nearly all women take birth control pills at some point in their life while the estrogen in the pills has a contributing factor to bre...Read More
Swimming is an all-time favorite for most people during the summer months but also can be the nightmare you often thought about. Swimming can be a very relaxing way to spend the afternoon, making a few laps around the pool to satisfy the daily exercise requirements you have set for yourself. Just floating around with a refreshing drink at hand is my version of enjoying a lazy day in the water. Adults and children love to be in the water on those hot summer days, but it can be a devastating time for someone who doesn’t know how to swim. The best gift in life is swimming lessons at an early age. The age that children should be taught to swim is truly undetermined but if the child displays a fearless concept when they’re in the water, it’s time for lessons...Read More
Bodybuilding for a summer body or simply getting started with a new approach to life? It’s getting close to summer and everyone’s trying to get their body into shape for a fun-filled season of boat riding, sunbathing on the beaches and endless parties. No matter the reason, your workout should start with stretching exercises to loosen your muscles and prepare you for your the intense workout you desire. Being in tune with your body, knowing your limits, strengths, and weaknesses will keep you on the right track while roaring down the road for achievements. Everyone’s body responds differently so it’s important to know your limits and response time in order to reach targeted results.
Knowing the journey is long and the amount of time and exercise involved, be sure you’re ready to tackle the...Read More
Exercising is the best overall medicine for the body. It helps with daily stress, mobility, healthy mind, burning calories, blood sugar, flexibility and overall appearance of the body. Whether you go to the gym or exercise at home, your body deserves a chance at survival. Exercising in a group setting usually empowers you to accomplish your set goals while exercising alone could allow you to deceive yourself. Once upon a time, you could go to the gym with expectations of being properly instructed on equipment use, which part of the body it benefits, exercises that will help to achieve your goal and 30-minute group exercises instructing correct positions of each as well as the targeted area of the exercise, that’s not the case anymore...Read More
A medic alert could be the answer. As many people transition from the once spirited, energetic, and independent youngsters into senior status, our life as we once knew it, changes too. While some seniors have the ability to continue their mobility standards, while others are not as fortunate. Not being able to live the exact same life, is something everyone faces and has the possibility of needing some type of assistance in their later years. Due to the fact that most seniors have to face some type of adjustments to continue independent living, a medic alert device may be considered for yours and your loved ones peace of mind. Depending on your medical condition, many struggles with various health situations that convicts the reasons why a device may be needed...Read More
Children display their brain development in many different ways, but they’re usually categorized by age instead of ability. Some of the contributing factors of the child’s brain development are the behavior displayed around them. Babies learn different functions at different intervals defining their abilities and characteristics. Many adjustments have to be made for them to develop at their pace. Thinking a child will be smart just because the parents are smart is not necessarily true but if enough time is spent with the child, perhaps this can be the case. Talking to your baby daily, beginning at the time they’re born, will give them a sense of security and start the brain development process. Babies and toddlers mimic things we do, therefore only doing things you wa...Read More
Behavior problems can show signs at an early age because young children and babies desire the same attention as most young adults, yet in many cases, they’re not receiving the necessary time needed to nurture them. When children aren’t given enough nurturing daily, they tend to have a behavior problem that could be avoided if parents would set aside adequate time to spend with them. Giving them the special time of their own gives them a sense of belonging, feeling like they’re a part of your life that surrenders good behavior. Children need different levels of attention, ten minutes with one child may be enough, while others need twenty minutes or more, depending on their maturity as they grow up. It’s parents responsibility to create a suitable living situation and acc...Read More
Healthy Eating is essential to maintain your weight once you reach your goal and knowing your body’s metabolism will help the process. When you think about it, everyone’s body is different and results can vary from person to person. If you use the same techniques below and you see they’re not working for you, it’s time for an adjustment. If you adopt a healthy exercise routine when you’re young, you will be rewarded your entire life, because you have a head start on life’s physical journey. The thing most people don’t realize is the importance of eating several times a day. You will hear, I don’t know why I’m not losing any weight because I’ve only eaten one time today...Read More
I was searching on the web this morning and ran across an amazing article and video by Dr. Vincent Pedre, MD. He was revealing the Big Food Business Harming Americans and I may have figured out the reasons why people today are living longer today than in the 1900s, in spite of all the bad foods that we’re consuming today versus foods in the 1900s. The foods grown in the early days had much fewer toxins than we consume today, and I’ve been saying for years, the foods today are to blame for obesity in our country. If you’re consuming foods with all the preservatives used today, it must be preserving our bodies as well and that’s why we live longer. That’s just my theory. Dr...Read More