Month: June 2018

10 Tips to Lower Blood Pressure (Part Two)

Tip no6. Lemon balm tea is sure to strengthen your heart by lowering blood pressure. Just have some cups of it daily or simply add its fresh leaves to whatever food or drink you are having. Try adding such leaves in your wine and better still in your salads.

Tip no7. Being in the standards of the BMI (body mass index) really helps control the blood pressure. This means that an obese person getting fat is increasing the risk of having high blood pressure, but also that an underweight person gaining healthy weight is actually diminishing his chances of a heart stroke. Even if it does seem to be an elementary concern, take this advice into consideration: do keep a closer look on your body mass!

Tip no8. Alcohol will usually determine an augmentation of the blood pressure. Alcohol abuse is therefor out of question for those interested in a healty circulatory system. A man should stay between normal standards of drinks per day, that is to say 12 servings of beer, or 5 glasses of whine or only one glass of a high alcohol drink. As for ladies or lighter weighing persons, they should stick to drinking at most one of these measures per day.

Tip no9. You also have to work out more in order to control your blood pressure. Consider taking a nice walk of about half an hour every day, or choose to swim or run. Outdoor activities will strengthen your heart up and exercise will lower your blood pressure.

Tip no10. This last tip is a basic common sense rule that still tends to be neglected: Always keep a balanced diet! People oversee this on many occasions, be it by force of events or simply out of carelessness. Consider missing meals for example: this determines increased apetite and eventually leads to overeating or consuming junk food. Meals should be balanced, never with too much of some nutriments. For example, when eating something with lots of fats, combine it with something else, less rich in fats. It’s as simple as that. You know, it’s not true what they say that you are what you eat, but it’s a proven fact that what you eat makes up for much of your health and your well or, not so well being.

The Amazing Health Benefits of Wine

Wine is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Each country in the world has its own way of making wine. It is an important drink during celebrations, events, rituals and celebrations throughout the world. Most health conscious people take wine for better digestion.

Because of the taste and alcohol that is present in wine, many people like to drink wine. This is actually good. Beneficial effects of wine can be favorably gained through slight or moderate consumption.

The healthful effects of wine are a subject of debate and great study. In the US, there is a significant increase of the sales in red wine. This was initiated from health news reports coming from France.

The French reports stated that there is a lesser incidence of coronary heart disease in France than in USA. This was quite surprising for US dieticians considering that the traditional French diet has high amounts of saturated fat. Experts suggested that this could be due to the significant consumption of wine by the French.

Studies, though, have shown a J curve association between wine consumption and heart disease. This means that heavy drinkers and those who never drink wine have higher chances of having heart diseases. However, slight drinkers have a less risk. Moderation is always the key to good health.

Another healthful effect of wine that is being theorized is that moderate consumption of wine can improve a person’s resistance to cancer. This is especially true for red wines. There is evidence that red wine contains a lot of polyphenols that are responsible for cancer prevention.

Many researchers have observed that a chemical called resveratrol is responsible for the healty effect of red wine. This chemical is naturally produced by grape skin in reaction to fungal infection during fermentation. White wine, though, has less resveratrol because of the absence of grape skin during fermentation. Resveratrol is both cardio-protective and chemo-protective, as shown in animal studies. Aside from this chemical, red wine also contains antioxidants and flavonoids.

Red wines from southwest France and Sardinia, Italy have high levels of the compound procyanidin.. Procyanidin helps suppress the production of a peptide called endothelin-1 which is responsible for constricting blood vessels.

If too much wine is drunk, however, the consumption of alcohol can have adverse effects. That is why people are always cautioned to drink wine in moderation.

Celebrate Mother Nature

Mother Nature provides us with so many splendors. She supplies us with life, beauty, nutrients and sustenance to blossom. For instance, trees blooming in spring are phenomenal sights, the sun setting on the horizon will render one speechless, skin that radiates inner peace & happiness is beyond beautiful.

We need to celebrate what is given to us naturally. We are exceptional individuals that are equally unique. That is a gift from the “Mother”; we should value our blessings and not abuse them. Our Creator provided us everything that we needed to survive on earth. Now, I am sure we have all heard this time and time again and why should this time be any different? Well, if you think about it from a logical position it is the only reply that makes sense. So, today let’s say, “thank you” and I will do my best to care for what I have been given!

Today, there are so many beauty/body products on the market that contain harsh chemicals that cause deliberate damage to our skin, hair and nails. It is time that “we” as consumers know what we are spending our hard earned dollars on. But, more importantly, it is imperative that we know what we are being sold (learn how to read ingredient labels). Most consumers don’t realize that their skin is the largest organ and that approx. 60% of what we put on our hair, skin and nails is absorbed into our system. Our skin needs to be cared for like your heart, kidney’s, liver and other vital organs. See, without skin we can’t live! Let your skin thrive and use products that are exceptional for your skin. After all, you deserve it!

Improve Your Eye Vision

Eyes Exercises helps to improve Eye vision:

1.1 – Exercise 
First of all, sit down in a comfortable position. Cover your eyes with the palms of your hands. Don’t press the eyeballs. Try to relax and watch the darkness for 30 seconds. Breathe quietly and deeply all the time.

1.2 – Exercise 
Sitting in the same position, look up and hold so for 5 seconds. Then release. Now look down hold so for 5 seconds. Then, again, release. Make 5 repetitions.

1.3 – Exercise 
Now look right, hold for 5 seconds and release. Then look left, hold for 5 seconds and relax your eyes. Make 5 repetitions.

1.4 – Exercise 
Rotate your eyeballs 5 circles to the left and relax your eyes. Then rotate them 5 circles to the right and also relax.

1.5 – Exercise 
Look at the tip of your nose. Don’t be afraid, cross your eyes! Hold for 3 seconds and relax. Then look up at the ceiling without moving your head, hold for 3 seconds and relax your eyes. Repeat 5 times.

2 – Food that improve Eyes Vision:

2.1 – Eat fish twice a week

According to two new studies, eating a fish-rich diet promotes a reduced risk of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, a leading cause of blindness in old age. In one of the studies, 681 elderly American men showed that those who ate fish twice a week had a 36 percent lower risk of macular degeneration.

The other study, which followed 2,335 Australian men and women over five years, showed people who ate fish just once a week reduced their risk by 40 percent.

2.2 – Take a multivitamin every day

Vitamin A
Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed for reproduction and breast-feeding.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C has been linked to the prevention of cataracts – one study has shown that taking 300 to 600 mg supplemental vitamin C reduced cataract risk by 70 percent – the delay of macular degeneration, and eye pressure reduction in glaucoma patients.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by unstable substances called free radicals. Free radicals can harm cells, tissues, and organs. They are believed to play a role in certain conditions associated with aging.

2.3 – Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate – lauded for its antioxidant benefits, dark chocolate also contains flavanoids which are essential for a healthy heart. Flavanoids help to protect the blood vessels of the eyes so that the cornea and lens stay strong as you age. Purer forms of dark chocolate are the most potent, so look for chocolate bars that contain at least 60% cacao extracts for maximum health benefits.

2.4 – Eggs:
Eggs – whether you enjoy them scrambled, boiled or sunny side up, eggs are a valuable addition to any diet. Egg yolks contain several essential nutrients and protein that can keep you healthy; in addition to lutein and essential fatty acids, eggs contain B-vitamins and zinc that are essential for overall eye health.

2.5 – Leafy green vegetables
Leafy green vegetables – you already know the importance of eating your greens each day, but all that spinach, broccoli and kale will provide essential vitamins and minerals for good eye health.

Dog Care – 3 Tips to Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Healthy

I just adopted a four year old dog (Jay the Yellow Lab) who is a perfect match for me.

One thing that did catch my attention during my first visit with him at the shelter was how nice his teeth were and he had no plaque. My dog has a special place in my heart and in the family and I want to provide to him all that I know for his best care including his teeth. Teeth health is one of the last thing dog owners think and pay attention to.

TIP ONE

Chewing on something hard will help dislocate the plaque. If you use a soup bone, make sure it is a hard one (soft bones are dangerous and can cause intestine perforation).  If you are unsure and want to be safe, use rawhide bones, regular or beef flavor.

TIP TWO

Like humans their teeth need to be brush.  I know it might feel strange, but you want to make sure your dog will have his teeth for a long time because he needs them for chewing and eating.  Buy special Dog toothpaste; do not use human toothpaste, because they will swallow it.  Try to brush daily or at least weekly.

TIP THREE

During your next visit to your vet, ask for a complete teeth and gum checkup.  This will give you the status of your dog mouth health.  Your vet will also be able to see if any tooth have been damage or are dead (teeth is usually gray color) and if any treatment need to be pursue or tooth extracted.

My intention for Jay my yellow lab is to keep him around for as long as I possibly can by keeping him healthy and keeping his teeth healthy, too.

 

Three Key Rules to an Effortless Effort to Losing Weight With an Aerobic Work Out

Aerobics are great for getting your body into shape, lose weight and staying healthy. The brilliant thing about aerobics is it strengthens your breathing and heart while helping you to lose weight by burn fat fast. The majority of people do not no, or understand how to use an aerobic work out to gain maximum results. The key to losing weight with an aerobic workout is intensity. What I mean by intensity is to give your body that extra push to gain your sweat point. You know when your working out and you feel that you can push a little more but your minds resisting. You feel you can give a little more to gain a good work out. With practice this will come easy to you so don’t worry at first if you don’t understand what I mean. To gain the most out of your work out follow these simple rules and watch the weight fall of.

First Step: Your first step is to find your sweet point. You’ll find this through your intensity of your workout. Make sure your not over doing it if you are to intense with your work out you may injure yourself and may not see results. On the other hand if you do not work out intensely enough to gain your sweet point you, will not see the results you want. You will not lose weight or tone your body. The Key here is to find the balance. You need you find the programme that has the right intensity for you. With new exercise get the balance between weights and speed. Make sure the work out is hard but not impossible. If its to hard or impossible you will get dis-heartened and will not look forward to working out. It is important to note the more you work out the more tolerance you have so keep a check every week to see where your tolerance level is at. Make necessary changes when needed.

Second Step: Is to not over do it. A hugh problem with working out is over doing it. A rule of tomb is to have an intense work out, but be safe. Under training will not help you to lose weight, you need to build your intensity. You need to push your intensity a little every time but not to much. The result if you push your intensity to much is vomiting which may cause injury to your body. Plus if you push yourself that much, more than likely you wont feel like working out again. How will you know your at your intensity level your body will tell you. Some times our mind tell us we have enough and our body is able to go a bit further. With practice this gets easer to understand so don’t worry just get started. So how will you know if your training properly? It is important to know when training properly your muscles should be the ones that feel the pain not your joints. So look out for soar muscles and not sore joints. While working out you should always keep your breathing consistent. Never be short of breath. A good idea is to take breaks use lower weights or lower speed to get back on track. You will gain a lot out of your work out by doing this. If you ever get injured in a work out make sure to call for help from those around you. It is always a good idea to work out with a partner for safety reasons and it also makes the process of losing weight more fun. A work out should be fun and enjoyable if your not enjoying it you wont want to go back to it the next day. A fun workout is in your control. What ever workout you do, make sure to get that intensity to get the sweat point.

Step Three: Some people expect a lot when starting out. The key to sustaining weight loss is to build up your intensity. Instead of jumping in at the deep end. When you are starting to exercise, you won’t be able to suddenly run the New York marathon! Building up slowly will help prevent injury, it will also help you to find a sweat point your body is comfortable with, keeping the exercise fun and achievable so your not dreading tomorrows work out. To find success in your work out slowly build your work out and be consistent each day repeat the steps you did the day before this will help you tone quicker. After a week or two build more intensity after a month change routine so you wont get board. Remember you want this to be an enjoy able experience. Make your work out an effortless effort.

SO in order to have an aerobic work out that works. The three simple steps are build up your intensity to gain a sweat point. Make sure you don’t over do it. Always remember safety. Start of slowly your not going to run the New York marathon the first day.

Lasting thoughts find a work out that you enjoy and make it fun. A work out should be an effortless effort Enjoy!

My main goal is to help people lose weight with effortless effort and have fun while doing it. Everyone wants an attractive body. I have found simple tools that can help you achieve the body you want. These tools helped me. I have gained so much from it especially my confidence. Which is truly amazing.

Enjoy and have fun!

What You Should Know About Chicken Recipes – Low Fat Recipes and Weight Loss

Some facts about fat and what you need to know about the different types of fat and why you should use chicken recipes with low fat content as part of a healthy diet plan.

There are 3 types of fat:

  1. Saturated fat
  2. Polyunsaturated fat
  3. Monounsaturated fat.

Not all fat is bad for you and it is actually important that you include some of the “good” fats in your diet.  But let’s concentrate initially on what you can do if you follow some simple guidelines to help reduce the amount of “bad” fat you include in your diet.  The fat you need to cut back on is saturated fat.  Because our bodies find it difficult to process saturated fats it tends to be stored as fat, which increases cholesterol levels, which in turn leads to the chance of a heart attack.  Fortunately it is a pretty simple process to reduce our intake of this type of fat, and below are some easy steps to take to achieve this.

  • Stop using full-fat milk and full-fat dairly products and choose low-fat or fat-free versions – taste-wise you really won’t notice much of a difference.
  • Only eat red meat occasionally and choose cuts with less fat on them.
  • Chicken is an excellent low-fat meat but only if you remove the skin after cooking – don’t be tempted to leave it on.
  • Try and eat fish at least twice a week, though once a week is better than not at all.
  • When cooking using fat, use liquid vegetable oils, such as olive oil or canola oil and avoid using solid fats such as butter.
  • Experiment with herbs and spices to flavour your food, rather than using toppings and sauces which are full of fat.
  • Eat more fruit, vegetables and whole grains.

Using chicken recipes – low fat content.

Chicken is such a versatile meat and the only real limitation to its uses within recipes is our imagination.  You can buy as much, or as little, as you need and cook it in so many quick and easy ways.  If you are in a rush, stir-frying couldn’t be simpler, or quicker, and provides a far healthier option to what you can buy at the fast-food outlets – and for a fraction of the price.

If you work all day, or don’t want to be standing over the cooker for what feels like hours, a slow cooker is an absolute Godsend.  I have used one for many years now and I have yet to have a meal “go wrong” in one of these – even if it has been cooking for 1-2 hours longer than the recipe advises.  Just set it up before you go to work and come home to a house filled with a fabulous aroma.

Making some simple changes to the way you buy and cook food can mean a massive difference to your health and your weight.