Archive for the ‘Womens Health’ Category

Isotonix Vitamins and Supplements

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

To achieve or remain in peak physical and mental health, it is recommended to keep an active mind, engage in a meaningful physical activity, and take the proper nutrition. Nutritionists advise a daily diet of at least 1,200 calories a day of which 60% of this should include grains, pasta, fruits and vegetables, while 15% should be protein, meats, fish and seafood and the remaining 25% should be fat-dairy products ad sugar. Neglecting proper nutrition may lead to harmful effects like disordered metabolism that may turn to serious deficiencies and diseases.

To ensure that your body receives the recommended daily quantities of nutrition, add Activated B-Complex supplement to your daily diet. Adequate levels of vitamins and supplements offered by Isotonix are in isotonic state which allows better absorption of the nutrients in the body that eventually deliver maximum results. Isotonix OPC-3 is another unique supplement that is effective in neutralizing free radicals in the body. This is necessary to fight stress and slow down or even prevent premature aging.

If you are engaged in more physical activities than most people, like low-impact activities such as jogging, swimming, and cycling, it is also important to be defensive in taking care of your joints. Isotonix Prime Joint Formula is recommended to protect your over all bone and joint healthy. This is specially helpful as the speed, contact and intensity of sport and other forms of exercise have increased nowadays even for women so it is inevitable that active people may become more prone to physical injuries.

Keeping Healthy

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Not all people keep a healthy diet or live a healthy lifestyle. Those who do, try to follow a program or at least try to eat healthy food with less junk food. They also try out healthy snacks. This is where some other people start with. We are all informed of what is healthy food and what is not but most of the things we like are not in the list of healthy food. Most of us are also so used to what we eat that it’s not easy to make changes. It may be time to start living a healthy life starting with the food we eat.

Knowing what food to eat may be the key to living a healthy lifestyle. Aside from the food we eat, we also need exercise. A bit of reading about Health Facts would be a big help in living a healthy life. We would know what type of food to eat, the proper exercise that we need and some other information that may be helpful to some of us. We never really know if we are experiencing some of the symptoms of a sickness until we know that they are the actual symptoms. It’s not a bad idea to be informed of what we need and what we really don’t.

Diet Programs

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Not every diet pill work for everyone and not all diet programs appeal or work for everyone. When regular exercise is not enough for a person, they try different diet programs until they find the diets that work for them. A diet program may require less meat or less food intake while others would give alternative or replacement food to take. Different programs have been developed for different people. For those who like physical activity, there are programs that may work for them.

Fitness Clubs

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

There is no doubt exercise benefits almost every aspect of our lives. Nothing helps circulate the blood more than moving. Keeping your figure trim and fit, and your weight at the proper level would certainly make you become healthier, stronger, and younger looking. Exercise also makes you feel relaxed, refreshed and positive.

To get serious with physical fitness, get help with fitness clubs like the Vision Quest Sport and Fitness clubs that help you choose the best exercise that meets your needs. They also have certified instructors to help you in your specific needs like toning certain muscle groups to maximize results. There is also the right fitness program for people who need to improve their cardiovascular system. A fitness guide can be given which is followed for self improvement.There is also cycling classes which is good for your legs and for toning up your whole body, yoga and stretch routines that improve strength and muscle tone as well as relaxes the mind and the body, and many more.

Choose the best exercise with a Seattle personal trainer to help you choose one that you enjoy, meets your goals, and fits your lifestyle. A personal trainer would also help you know what you want to achieve through exercise and help you become more focused. For whatever exercise you choose, be consistent and persistent and read more information so you can expect to benefit and get the best results by doing it regularly and for a prolonged period of time.

Some Office Ergonomics

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Many of us use a computer for a large part of our day. As the rising number of computer-related injuries and illnesses show, several factors may lead us straight from the workplace to the hospital. Among this are poor workplace design and layout, incorrect chair height, inadequate equipment placement, and damaging posture. Luckily for us, the applied science of ergonomics is developing side by side with many of our physical concerns.

Ergonomics is the study of design and arrangement of things people use, as in the workplace, to ensure an optimal relationship of efficiency, safety and comfort between work equipment and worker. Here are ergonomic factors to consider when setting up or adjusting workspace.

Your chair

The ideal swivel chair should have five feet. If used on carpet, it should be fitted with casters. On a smooth surface, it should have glides (flattened, smooth sliders fitted to the chair’s feet to protect the floor surface and allow easy movements.

Your monitor

The monitor should be roughly an arm’s length away from you. The top of the screen should be at eye level or just below so that you are able to look down slightly at your work.

Remember that eye muscles can become tired when you do nonstop close work. Rest your eyes every 10 minutes or so by looking away into the distance for at least 10 seconds at a time.

Your keyboard

When using the keyboard, your forearms should be close to horizontal and your wrists straight. Your hands should not be bent up, down or to either side in relation to your forearms. Your elbows should be close to your body. Align the keyboard with the monitor so you don’t have to twist or rotate to use it.

Your mouse

A mouse that fits the size of your hand is comfortable to work with. When you use the mouse, your wrist should be in natural and comfortable position, with minimal bend in any direction at the wrist. Your fingers should be able to rest on the push buttons between actions. It is good to position the mouse on the desk so that the weight of your arm is supported by the desk.

Posture, movement and stretching

Change your posture frequently to minimize fatigue. It’s a good idea to take short, frequent breaks from computer work while you carry out your other tasks for the day. This encourages physical movement and use of different muscle groups.

Brain Health

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Whenever we study and learn, several things happen in our brain: new cells generate, new connections are created between cells, and existing connections between certain cells are strengthened or removed. Studies show that stimulating environment and the presence of beta-endorphin (the good mood hormone) lead to good cell growth in our brains. The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand says these factors affect brain health:

Regular physical exercise. This protects the brain and the way it processes information. Exercise boosts levels of brain-protective chemicals and reduces stress.

Adequate sleep. A good night’s sleep recharges the brain and allows the body to rest and heal. Our brain consolidates memories while we sleep. Inadequate sleep affects the way our brain cells function and can increase the risk of stroke and depression. About seven to nine hours of sleep a night is ideal.

Balanced diet. Your diet should be low in cholesterol and saturated fat. Studies show that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (e.g., fish) are good for the brain.

Social connections. Friendships and social networks are important as we age. Good mood hormones help us create new brain cells and keep them healthy.

Mental workout. Use it or lose it! Keeping the brain active and challenged increases its vitality, generates new brain cells, and bolsters connections and reserves.

A Better Alternative

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Here are some plant food alternatives to animal protein. You can use them to devise a diet that will help you lose weight without compromising bone health.

Almonds. A cup of dry, roasted, unsalted almonds contains about 30 grams of protein and very low amounts of cholesterol and sodium.
Tofu. Tofu is rich in both protein and calcium. From three ounces of tofu, you get about 20 grams of protein and about 170 milligrams of calcium.

Oatmeal. A cup of oatmeal yields around six grams of protein. Oatmeal is also low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol and sodium. It is good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, and selenium, and a very good source of manganese.

Spinach. There may be more to Popeye and spinach than a cartoonist’s tale. A cup of boiled and drained spinach has about five grams of protein. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and a good source dietary and other important minerals and vitamins.

Green peas. A cup of boiled green peas contains about nine grams of protein. Green peas provide a number of essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, and a very low saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

Stop Varicose Veins

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Varicose veins are often inherited. If your mother has them, there’s a good chance you will, too. Here are some tips you can do to keep them in check:

  • Avoid standing still for long periods. If you have no choice, keep your calf muscles, rising up and down on your toes, and squeezing your feet together in your shoes.
  • Avoid wearing knee-high nylons or socks daily. They can block the movement of blood up the leg.
  • Wear support hose. These stockings apply a gentle, graduated pressure to the leg from the foot upward, which help decrease expansion of the vein wall.
  • Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes every day.
  • Exercise with care. A well-toned leg muscle will pump out more blood than a weak muscle as you walk or move. When you lift heavy weights, however, make sure you blow out. Increased abdominal pressure can block the flow of the heart, forcing your veins to expand to get around the block.

Weather the Storm

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

With floods, bad weather, and possible power cuts around the country, health issues associated with food in the home become crucial. Here are some tips to prevent food-borne illnesses during emergencies.

Food storage

  • Eat perishables such as bread and meat first, which spoil faster.
  • Eat canned foods last.
  • Minimize food spoilage by opening the fridge only when needed.
  • Get rid of vegetables or fruits that have been lying in floodwaters.
  • Cover foods with plastic wrap or store them in waterproof containers.
  • Throw out rotting or tainted food before it spoils other food.

Food safety

  • Frozen food that retains ice crystals and has undamaged or unopened packaging can be safely refrozen.
  • Defrosted foods can be used if they were only recently defrosted and were kept cold (i.e., if the fridge is working again).
  • Dispose of any food that changed color, is slimy, or smells.
  • Throw away damaged and punctured cans or tins with split seams.

Itchy Skin During Pregnancy

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

While some women develop a glow about them when they are pregnant, others are less fortunate. Hormonal changes may make a pregnant woman’s skin drier. Dry skin tends to itch and, in pregnancy, could turn into eczema due to changes in the way the immune system works. To relieve itchy skin during pregnancy:

  • Take a shower instead of a bath and reduce the number of times you bathe.
  • Keep cool as much as possible, as overheating can aggravate the itching.
  • Substitute your soap or shower gel with a soap free cleanser.
  • Wear soft, smooth clothes and avoid woolly fabrics, which can irritate skin.
  • Use a moisturizing lotion, cream, or ointment to protect your skin.
  • Consult your dermatologist if you have a skin problem like eczema to determine which product is safe for expectant moms.