Saturday, December 29, 2007

13 tips for a healthy breakfast

breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I'm certain that you hear that all the time and its true. So no matter how busy your lifestyle is, you need to make sure that you have time for breakfast.

Most people who do eat breakfast, tend to rush out of their homes with a donut in the hand. That's a bad idea. Since breakfast is so important, you better watch out what it is made out of. Jumping to the sugary breakfast foods is the most common mistake.

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to not fall a sleep at work? Have you ever noticed how during the day you get tired? This is caused by eating the wrong foods for breakfast. You don't realize how important this meal is. What are some good things to eat for breakfast? First, lets start off with what are the bad foods.

Don't eat donuts

For the reasons mentioned above.

Don't eat any cereals that are loaded with sugar

This is nothing more than empty calories. They don't offer you anything. Not only that, but too much of this and you will even gain weight. The sluggish feeling you have before lunch is because you ate too much sugar!

Don't eat a ton of fried foods

Don't stuff your self with bacon, fried eggs, and french toast. The added fat will weigh you down.

Don't eat those pastries that come in the boxes

These are loaded with sugar. They don't offer you anything that is actually good for you. They rob you of all the things that you should be eating.

Don't drink coffee

Coffee gives you energy, but it can't replace breakfast.

Eat a cereal that is low in sugar

If its low in sugar cereal with milk is a great breakfast. It is a good all around meal.

Make yourself an egg sandwich

Most people seem to love the egg sandwiches at fast food restaurants. Why not make one at home? You can put cheese and ham on it. Use your imagination.

Eggs are a good breakfast food

Eggs are not bad for you, maybe the yolks are a bit bad, but the whites are OK. Eat them but not too much! And don't drink them raw!

Pancakes

If you have one of those griddles that you don't need to add fat too you can have them for breakfast more often. To cut down on calories, instead of using butter and syrup, put fresh fruit on them.

Juice is great for breakfast

This is a discussed topic in several posts. Fresh juices are very healthy and nutritional.

Old fashioned toast

Just watch out for the butter and other things you put on it

Oatmeal

A great breakfast, add some milk and a bit of fruits and you are ready for a good day.

Fruit salad

Refreshing, tasty and healthy, just mix your favorite fruits and call it a breakfast.

You see, a good breakfast isn't hard to make, and can be very tasty. I hope you like those tips and you stick to them!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

5 acne myths down in flames!

Acne is a very popular skin problem, so its more than normal to be surrounded by myths and legens. There are some common "lies" that most people take as truth with no doubt at all. These are 5 of the most common acne myths:

Only teenagers suffer from acne.

It is true that most teenagers have acne, but so do a big part of the adults. The difference is that the teens pay bigger attention to it so it looks like only they have the problem. Actually many people carry acne over from their teen years and other develop it for the first time as adults. So if you were hoping that acne will heal it self when you hit a certain age you better stop and start treating it!

Chocolate, pizza and french fries cause acne.

Thats all wrong, the only connection between acne and diet, is that the more protein and omega-3 fatty acids you supply your body, the less acne you have. This means that there is no way eating food can provoke acne. Not eating it-yes, but eating-no! Of course you will never hear me recommend those foods (except for pizza but watch out for what you are "stuffing" it with!) cause they will react badly to your overall health and shape!

A list of 10 foods you should avoid - and not because of acne!

Acne is caused by too much or not enough sex.

Sex has nothing to do with acne. Hormonal changes in the body lead to acne- but those changes are not affected by sex or masturbating in any way. This is one of the most absurd and yet believed in claims about acne.

The more you wash your skin, the less acne you'll have.

Washing your face too often and scrubbing too hard can only cause more acne. There is no need to wash your face more than 2 times a day. In some cases it will help, but in most cases acne is not caused on the surface of the skin so washing it with water and soap will not change anything. The soap will only dry your skin, which will cause you more skin problems.

Squeezing pimples is a good thing.

On the contrary, squeezing the pimples can only cause infection which can result in 2 ways- more acne or permanent scaring!

These are just 5 of the many acne myths, knowing really what causes acne is the key to understanding the way to fight it. And just because no battle is won without help, I have written a post about the 2 best acne treatment products. I personally used ClearPores and it did a great job, but Im also certain in the superb effect of Acnezine. So I leave it to you to pick the one that best suites your interest.

Click here to read the 2 best acne treatment products post!

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Hindu Push ups

man performing hindu push ups
Hindu push ups is a complicated exercise with elements of standard push ups. The phase of lowering is performed slow and the actual pushing is done with explosiveness.

The technique is hard and consists permanent concentration. I different phases of the movement, pressure will be applied to different muscles, so make sure you warmed up properly.

Hindu push ups are great for shoulder and chest conditioning, they also stabilize the interaction of the torso muscles.

Types of hindu push ups:

According to the position of the body:
  1. Standard type-legs spread wide and on the ground
  2. Legs on a high stand. Most pressure applied on the shoulders

According to pushing technique:
  1. Going up with a shift in weight. Legs and spine well stretched-pressures the abs and leg muscles. Than go back following the same path.This will pressure the chest and shoulders.

Method of execution



Getting ready
  1. Stand on your knees and lay your palms on the floor
  2. The position of the palms should be as width as your shoulders
  3. The knees have to be under your coxofemoral joints, but one span aside
  4. Stand on a push up, stretch the legs and spine
  5. The fingers of your feet should be at least a span aside from your palms

Execution

Going down
  1. Let your shoulders in a straight line toward your wrists, keep the spine straight! Short before the shoulders touch your wrists, shift your weight and slide forward.
  2. Slide until your elbows get close to your wrists, than push up like in the standard push ups, shifting the weight in front. Unlike the classic push up, in hindu push ups the spine bends towards the ground forming a rainbow.

Going up (mirror movement)
  1. In the mirror movement, move the elbows back to the wrists and lower your shoulders to the floor.
  2. When the shoulders reach you wrists and the body is close to the floor ( with straight legs and spine ) push to the beginning position.

Shift of weight
  1. Lift the pelvis and move it back without folding the elbows and knees. Shift the weight to the pelvis and go in start position with a straight spine.
Hindu push ups are great for chest and shoulder strength but I dont recommend it to overweighted people and people with less than 6 months of experience, unless they have a specialist in charge of their work out.

Make sure you read my post on what is protein and why do we need it if you want to ensure a positive effect from your workouts!

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Menopause

depressed woman
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The Menopause is defined by doctors as the period that comes after your last menstruation. It can start at the age form 30 to 40 and sometimes it is as long as 20 - 30 years. It is defined by many hormonal, physical and psychosocial changes.

The menopause is a natural biological process not an illness, and even tough you will go through many changes, it is not the end of your youth and sexuality. Today most of the women live half of their lives in menopause.

The symptoms of this biological process :
  1. Irregular menstruation. Your periods can stop at once or gradually, surely a contingency in your menstruation is the first sign of the menopause.
  2. Pain during sex. A lowering in the estrogen level leads to a thinning of the vaginal tissue, which causes pain during the act of love.
  3. Hot flashes. A sudden blush or warm up in the facial area, the neck and the upper back, which may cause sweating. Lasts for a couple of minutes
  4. Night sweating. It can lead to sleeping disorders.
  5. Emotional shift. A quick change of moods like irritability, anxiety, elation or depression are clear signs of the menopause.
  6. Change in appearance. Fats that were concentrated in your hip and thigh are now on your belly, wrinkles appear and your hair becomes thin.
Problems caused by the menopause
  1. Heart diseases
  2. Osteoporosis
  3. Urine incontinence
  4. Weight gain
happy woman
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Treating the menopause

Menopause it self doesn't request a medical approach. Instead you can focus on reducing the level of changes that take place. That can be achieved by suppling enough estrogen to your organism.

The most common way to do this is the hormone replacement therapy, but due to the many side effects it too drastic and in my opinion uncalled for.

A few side effects are:
  1. Unexpected bleeding
  2. Headache
  3. Breast tension and swelling
  4. and more!

The other way to provide estrogen is trough supplements.

Menozac is a great mix of herbs, that will help you cope with all the symptoms in a more natural, safe and time tested manner. The naturally occurring phytoestrogens in this supplement works over time so it can gradually replenish the low hormonal levels in your blood stream.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Self Improvement-5 success tips

5 tips that will help you have great success in your personal life and business:

1.Never give up!

Even if things start to get tough, don't give up! Many of the greatest things were made after many many tries.Tomas Edison had 9 999 unsuccessful attempts in creating the incandescent light bulb, and guess what 10 000 was the winning. He did it because he never gave up!

"Victory belongs to the most persevering."

Napoleon Bonaparte

2.Never lose your will to learn!

Always try to learn, learn from everything. Especially from your mistakes. Mistaking is just another oppurtunity to learn and become better. You can never know everything, so take the chance to learn with excitement. Once again I will use Tomas Edison and his light bulb as an example. When asked by a young man about his 9 999 failures, Edison commented
"I didn't fail 9 999 times, I discovered 9 999 ways not to invent the light bulb"


"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning."

Albert Einstein

3.Stay motivated!

This shouldn't be hard to achieve, assuming you do what you have passion and desire about. But if you ever start to fill unmotivated and doubt what you are doing, than you need some motivation. Find movies, books or whatever inspires you and use it whenever you become unsure.


"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -that's why we recommend it daily."

Zig Ziglar

4.Get past your fears of failing!

Fear of failing is a normal emotion, but no matter how normal it is, overcoming fear is the determining factor between failure and success. The key is in believe in your self and what you are trying to achieve. And remember that nothing is impossible!

"Men are born to succeed, not fail."

Henry David Thoreau

5.Expand your mind.

Stretch your ideas, remember that there are no limits to the human mind. Always try to take your ideas one step further. Stay ahead of every one so you can be the best!


If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

Bruce Lee

These are 5 success tips, keep your eyes open cause there are more to come ;)

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Green Tea And It's Weight Loss Benefits


green tea
Green tea is known for several health benefits
  1. It inhibits the growth of new cancer cells and kills existing cancer cells
  2. Increases energy expenditure up to 4 percent.
  3. Prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
  4. Reduces the risk of colon, breast, and lung cancer.
  5. Boosts the immune system.
  6. Has an anti-inflammatory effect making it a good supplement for those with arthritis.
  7. Helps in the prevention of tooth decay.
  8. Detoxifies 

The benefit that we will focus today is weight loss.

Recent studies show that green tea is highly effective in losing weight. It contains a substance called catechins, which increases the rate of your metabolism and suppresses appetite.

Another study was made in order to prove  green tea's weight loss benefits. There were two groups of men that had exactly the same meals for 3 months, however, to group one was given a green tea supplement and to group two a placebo. The subjects in both groups didn't incorporate any exercises or other lifestyle changes that would lead to weight loss. The results were:
  1. Group 1 lost an average of 5,3 ibs in weight 
  2. Group 2 lost and average of 2,3 ibs

So green tea is a great weight loss tool, and thats a fact. But whats the best way to get green tea and include it in your daily diet?

Firs of all, whatever you do, don't drink bottled green tea! It usually contains lots of sugar and other preservatives , that make it unhealthy.

If you intend to rely solely  on green tea just go to a local shop that sells high quality organic teas and buy as much as you need (just make sure you calculate your servings right, cause too much green tea will lead to sleeping disorder because of the caffeine it contains).

If you have decided to lose weight I recommend that you read my post 7 Reasons Low Calorie Diets Simply Don't Work. It's a good place to start and it will help you avoid one of the major weight loss mistakes.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Overweight people have never been more!

aliens will eat fat people first"More than 1.7 billion people in the world are overweight and 2.5 million die every year as a result to this!" - World Health Organization


The scientists find the reason for this unpleasant event hidden in the technological progress. It has made life so easy that people can live with less effort than ever before. They don't have to climb stares any more, they use elevators. They don't have to cook anymore, fast food comes in minutes. They don't have to go out so they can date, they can do it online. That's not good, you have probably heard of the sentence "No pain, no gain" , well in this case it is "No pain, much gain" the gain of weight that is. If people want to be healthy and good looking they have to start making their life physically harder. Otherwise they will end up one of those 1.7 billion, or even one of the 2.5 million... And actually those numbers are going up every time a research is made. Scary?!

There's one good old fashion way to of the excess weight and its called exercising. Something I would definitely recommend is Pilates. Its effective in losing weight, reducing stress, energy boosting, making your spine flexible, improving blood circulation, increasing stamina and so on.
Just go to your local Gym and ask if they have a Pilates group. Most gyms do!

Another good way to burn fats is jogging. Its the most simple and common way to reduce your weight and break away from your everyday problems. But to do so you have to jog the right way! Click here to learn how to jog the right way!

These are just two of the many exercises you can pick from, but it doesn't really matter what you choose, the important thing is to stop living a sedentary life and start working on your health!

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Romance:Mеn like short women, but they like tall men

The explanation for this isn't a complicated theory, in fact according the UK psychologist it is a default set centuries ago.

After 1000 men and women participated in the survey, it was clear that men do like shorter women and women on the other hand prefer tall guys

Its seems that even tough most guys have crushes on tall super models, in real life, they are looking for a women at a maximum 1,55 m ( 5.0 feet ) ! The statistics show that these women are getting married faster and easier. They also get pregnant more frequently and are known for picking family over carrier.short women

The bad news for some guys is: short guys don't get lucky!

Well thats not a rule, but the UK researchers are pretty sure that women always look for the taller male: " If the man is taller than 1,80 m ( 5.9 feet ) he will find it hard to remain single. Most women will find in him the desired husband and father of their children. "

tall men
Psychologist say that the reasons are both physiological and psychological: " The reason for women to prefer tall man is that they associate the hight with strength and vitality. This means that the meal has "good" genes, and he will be a good father and defender of the family. Of course the fact that women want successful man didn't change in the years. So being tall an successful will make you a magnet to all the girls! "

The researchers also have a simple explanation about the male preferences: " The fragile and short lady is always associated with obedience. And almost all the guys want to be the head of the family, and really be the stronger half in the relationship. Also short are practically "screaming" for a defender, which once again is an age old concept- men are the protectors of their women.".

So short girls don't be despaired if you see the man you love staring at the long legs of a 2 m ( 6.5 foot ) top model, in reality he wants you!

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Friday, December 7, 2007

20 tips to restore your energy

The human organism is a complicated mechanism that is affected from anything we do, the way we eat, what we eat, how much we sleep etc. And if you feel that your energy is too low, it means what you are doing something wrong, and you better think about some corrections. Why not start with these 20 tips to restore your energy?

1.Cut on the sweet beverages!

Soda, tee, coffee anything with sugar is bad for your health. Not only that they reduce your energy, but they have many other negative effects, so try to stick to water or vegetable/fruit juices without sugar!

2.Reduce the sugar intake!
sugar
Sugar is known for its negative effects to a person's fitness. So cutting on it will greatly increase your energy!

3.When you are over excited or stressed try to breath properly!

Take a deep breath around 10 times, and try to start breathing normally. This will stop your nervous system from overloading and save you some headaches!

4.Exercise!
exercise
Spend at least 30 minutes a day on exercising. It could be a simple walk, jogging, pilates, yoga, fitness anything. It will help your body speed up its metabolism, and with that your energy will raise!

5.Instead of coffee, drink green tea!

It is a great tonic and helps when you are exhausted. It also has many more positive health effects like preventing caries, prevents some forms of cancer and many more!

6.Have a good night sleep!
sleeping
A good sleep is no less and no more than 8 hours! UK scientists have proven that sleeping less than 7-8 hours raises the risk of cancer with 110% the same counts for sleeping more than that time. If it has such an effect on a thing like cancer risk, think what it could do to your fitness!

7.Avoid using the microwave!

When food is treated under a temperature of 120C and also under the effect of the microwaves the enzymes dissolve. Since they are what contains the energy needed by the organism its normal to have decreased energy levels when using the microwave too frequently.

8.Contact with positive people!
positive contacts
This will make you feel more comfortable with your life and will raise your spirit. A healthy spirit means a healthy body!

9.Eat fruits for breakfast and veggies for lunch and dinner

There is no need to get all fanatic about it, but when you feel like you can have such a menu do it!

10.Ensure emotional stability before you go to sleep and when you wake up!
emotional stability
This will protect you from stress and all the conditions that follow it, for example-cancer. Plus it will help you feel better and more energetic!

11.Listen to your favorite music more often!

It will calm your nervous system and relax your body!

12.Never skip breakfast!
skipping breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal in your day. Skipping it will not only lower your energy but it will have a negative effect on your metabolism as well!

13.Don't skip lunch!

It will help you maintain your energy for the rest of the day!

14.Make small breaks at work!
breaks at work
Take your eyes of the PC for a minute or two, take a walk, drink a tea or a cold water. This will refresh you and help your concentration for the rest of the day!

15.Examen your self for any allergies!

Often allergies show their self trough decline in energy!

16.Make sure that in every meal you have proteins!
proteins
Proteins help keeping a solid glucose level in your blood, this leads to high energy levels. Meat, eggs, yogurt, fish and nuts are a good protein source. Just dont get carried away! For more info on protein click here.

17.Every foods you eat must contain those 3 ingredients:

Coenzyme Q10, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids. Read the label of the products before you buy them!

18.Take supplements!
restore energy
I can recommend 2 types of supplements, they both will raise your energy levels, but differ in the other benefits they provide.

ProShape RX - Its primary effect is suppressing appetite and weight loss, but it also increases energy big times! It also is 100% natural and side effect free!

Provacyl-This is the dietary supplement of the aging man. If you think your lack of energy could be an effect of aging, than this is for you! Again 100% natural and side effect free!
To read a Provacyl review click HERE

19.Check the mildew level in your intestines!

A high level causes stomach problems and a desire to eat something sweet. And as you have already read, sweet causes a low energy level!

20.Make sure that your lack of energy isn't caused by a serious medical condition!
medical condition
Go to your doctor and tell him that you are low on energy and he will do the needed exams!

If you found something you were doing wrong correct it and your energy will immediately
raise, and with that your lifestyle and work rate!

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Monday, December 3, 2007

5 popular myths about food

Eat this, eat that, dont eat dinner, spinach makes your muscles grow like Popeye`s ...what is really true? You can sure get confused from all those myths about food, the only way to know which is the real deal and which is made up is to learn. In this post you will see 5 of the most popular food myths go down!

The first one is-Margarine contains less calories than butter
butter over margarine
Actually they are pretty much equal-around 360 in 100 grams ( 3.5 oz ), but the more important thing is from where those calories come.In margarine the fats are vegetable ,in butter they are animal. But dont be too quick to jump on the margarine!Keep in mind that it goes trough longer treatment which means it contains more trans fats, and trans fats are evil!So I recommend butter instead of margarine.

Number two is- Eggs raise you cholesterol levels

Well thats not entirely wrong.One part of the eggs really has that effect, and thats the yolks!If you remove it you will not have any problems with cholesterol levels.

The third myth going down is-Macaroni makes you fat
macaroni makes you fat myth
200 grams ( 7 oz ) well cooked macaroni contain only 180 calories .And not only that they dont make you fat but actually they have a positive effect on your fitness !The problem here ( as I pointed out in my " Is Italian kitchen bad for your health test " ) is with the heavy sauces and fillings added in large amounts when cooking them.If you just keep it light you will have a well balanced and healthy meal!

4 is-Dont eat dinner

No!Eat your dinner, but keep it before 19:30, and only if you are very very hungry and none of those ways to suppress appetite work you can eat some yogurt but not more than 100 ml!

And the last popular myth is-Spinach is rich on iron
spinach
Because of the popular series "Popeye the sailor man" people started to eat tons of spinach just to have enough iron.Actually it contains only 4 mg ( 0.0001 oz ) per 100 grams ( 3.5 oz ), compared with the liver at 15mg/100 grams and parsley at 10mg/100 grams it is no more than a myth!

Those are just a couple of the many popular myths about food you can hear or read about,I will continue to come up with posts on that topic, so that one day you will have a good resource about what, when and why you should eat!

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Juicy Power:Fight Acne

Acne is one of the biggest problems for teenagers and even many adults.In this blog you can find several posts about treating it.In all of them and probably at the end of this one I speak my mind on what is the best solution in my opinion.But knowing that many of you either dont have the money or are not ready to trust such a treatment,I decided to give you a very cheap and sometimes effective way to fight acne.This way may sound strange to people who think that acne has to be treated only from the outside, for those people I can say only one thing-having a balanced diet can kick acne out of your life for good!Ok, so this "strange" say to treat acne is trough drinking juices.

There are 3 effective juice recipes against acne, and here they are:
  1. Carrot juice ,simply carrot juice!It can prevent many skin diseases like dermatitis,acne and others!Thats why it is in all the 3 recipes.
carrot juice
  1. Carrots and Spinach
spinach
-290 grams carrots ( 10.22 oz )
-170 grams spinach ( 6 oz )
  1. Carrots,Spinach and Salad
salad
-230 grams carrots (10.22 oz)
-140 grams salad ( 4.9 oz )
-90 grams spinach ( 3.17 oz )

These 3 recipes are the best solutions to acne vegetables can give. And as I promised the best solution to acne science can give in my opinion is The ClearPores Cleansing System. Its facial and body system will make you feel clean and beautiful again, and trust me it will not be just a feeling, it will be reality! To read my ClearPores review post click HERE!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Power of Herbs:Aloe Vera

aloe vera
Aloe Vera is a Northern African herb used to treat various skin conditions like cuts,burns and eczema.A study performed in the 1990s showed that the time needed to heal a moderate to severe burn was decreased when the wound was treated regularly with Aloe Vera gel, compared to the time needed when the wound was covered in a bandage.

Due to the great effects on the skin Aloe Vera is used in many skin care products-Gels and Latex.

Aloe Vera Gel

It is the leaf pulp or mucilage, a thin clear jelly substance obtained from the parenchymal tissue that makes up the inner portion of the leaves.It contains various organic and inorganic compounds.

Aloe Vera Latex

Aloe latex, aka "aloe juice" is a bitter yellow exudate from the pericyclic tubules just beneath the outer skin of the leaves. It contains the anthraquinone glycosides aloin A and B, which are potent laxatives.

Skin benefits from Aloe Vera

  1. It heals the skin
  2. Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin
  3. It fights aging
Internal benefits from Aloe Vera (yet to be scientifically proven!)

These benefits can be obtain from Aloe Vera juice
  1. detoxing and cleansing the body
  2. Good for people with intestinal or stomach problems
  3. Helps healing ulcers
  4. antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent, preventing illness

Aloe Vera is clearly a herb that could improve your health greatly not only from the outside but also from the inside.Use this incredible plant for a healthy body and spirit!

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Fitness and Weight Loss:Pilates

pilatesPilates was created by Joseph Pilates during World War I . It is beneficial for all. Many stars have started this fitness mantra and gained from it, so it has become one of the most popular forms of exercises. Pilates is effective in losing weight, reducing stress, energy boosting, making your spine flexible, improving blood circulation, increasing stamina and so on.

Pilates aims for the central part of the body (back, hips and abdomen area) and also increases the flexibility of the entire body. The exercise is done by lying on a mat and moving your arms and legs, which strengthens the tummy, back and hips.

What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?

There are many similar things between Yoga and Pilates. But, the breathing is different for the two disciplines. In Pilates, you pull your stomach in, while in Yoga you allow it to expand with breath. While Pilates is about movement, Yoga involves holding of postures.

Are there any principles that are absolutely required to master Pilates?

Yes there are 6 must-know principles:
  1. Centering: Known as the large group of muscles in our center. Pilates exercises begin here and flow outwards.
  2. Precision: The goal is doing a focused and precise movement,so perfect that it comes to you natural.
  3. Control:Control all your muscles from the smallest group to the largest.
  4. Concentration:Be concentrated trough out all of the exercises until the movement becomes your second nature.
  5. Flowing Movement: Perfection over speed. None of the exercises are static. This is key to posture and suppleness.
  6. Breathing:Very important! In order to charge our bodies with oxygen. This awakens our body and prevents fatigue. Again, control is emphasised in breathing, both inhalation and exhalation. Co-ordinated with your body movement. Each pilates exercise is accompanied with instructions on the way you should breathe.

Pilates exercises are slow and a lot of concentration is required. The benefits of it are huge. The lung capacity is increased by deep breathing. Strength and flexibility is maximized, the bone density and muscles are developed. Balance of the body is maintained. There are lots of fitness courses on pilates taught by professional trainers. Find a trainer located near your home and commit to it NOW!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Human Growth Hormone-HGH

happy old couple

On the 5th of July 1990 the famous medical magazine "The New England Journal of Medicine" published an article which got the attention of health experts all around the globe .It is about a doctor named David Roodman from The Medical College of Wisconsin and how he applied HGH on 12 veterans from the war at Vietnam. They were between 61 and 81 years old. David Roodman published his incredible results in a very accessible way of writing: " After 6 months of taking Human Growth Hormone the effect equals 10-20 years of rejuvenation. The wrinkles disappeared, the muscles were regained, the sexual drive was so much higher that one of the veteran's wifes-15 years younger-complained that it's hard to keep up with her husband's libido!"

This information gave the start of a boom in the researching of Human Growth Hormone, it's effect on the process of aging has been analyzed by thousands of studies around the world. Even the US National Aging Research Institute (NARI) makes a huge 5 year research, in 9 different clinics, on the possibilities to slow or even stop aging trough HGH.

All those studies determined the effects of Human Growth Hormone on physiological phenomenons like:

  1. Stimulating of the immune system
  2. Dissolving fats
  3. Increasing muscle, strength and stamina levels
  4. Removing wrinkles
  5. Making skin healthy
  6. Improving mental alertness
  7. Increasing energy levels
  8. Lowering blood pressure
  9. Faster wound healing
  10. Higher male libido
  11. Better sleeping

After 6 months of using HGH the research participants showed a 8,8% muscle mass gain and 14,4% fats reduced without doing any diets or exercises!

The Human Growth Hormone also has stunning results with a number of diseases and conditions. A research in "Sahlgrenska hospital" in Sweden showed that in 328 patients with low HGH levels the heart disease deaths were two times higher than the deaths in a controlled group with normal hormone levels!

That and many other research conclusions made scientist sure that if there is a hormone that could stop the aging effect, that will be the Human Growth Hormone!

In our days the pharmaceutical companies offer many HGH products, but the one I always recommend is Provacyl. Its been 10 years now since Provacyl has been on the market and reactions of both scientist and people who use it have been great. Its is a 100% natural supplement containing a mix of herbs and other natural ingredients that reverse the effect of aging by boosting the hormonal levels in your body.

For more information visit:Provacyl.com

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hair loss-Vitamins that prevent,stop and grow !

vitamins for hair loss


You probably know that vitamins are a key part of your health,but did you know that the proper and balanced intake can prevent or stop hair loss plus help promote hair growth?

They affect this problem in a number of ways:

  1. Vitamins obstruct the production of di-hydro testosterone or DHT – one of the main problems of hair loss.
  2. Vitamins revitalize damaged hair follicles and thereby promote hair growth.
  3. Vitamins nourish and heal the scalp.
These are the hair loss vitamins :
B-Vitamins

Great sources for B vitamin are peas, beans, cauliflower, soy beans, and eggs .It is very important for the health of the scalp and hair. Vitamins B3-niacin, B5-pantothenic acid, and B6 -pyridoxine should be taken as nutritional supplement for treating hair loss.

The vitamin B preventing hair loss is B9 aka Folic acid.

B vitamin for hair growth are B6 and vitamin B complex.

Biotin

Biotin is of key importance for healthy hair and skin and is effective in preventing male pattern baldness. Green peas, soybeans, sunflower seeds, brown rice, brewer’s yeast, oats, lentils and walnuts are great sources of this vitamin. Supplements can also be used to counter hair loss. Biotin also does a great job in growing hair.

E-Vitamin


Vitamin E aids in improving uptake of oxygen, which leads to better health of the scalp and hair. Which prevents effectively hair loss.

Vitamin C helps in increasing the blood circulation in the scalp and ensuring that the hair follicles get adequate supply of nutrients.

Beta caroten also is very effective in the war against hair loss.

All those vitamins do a great job in preventing or stopping hair loss and helping the growth of new hair, but lets face it, its going to be a huge pain in the ass thinking all the time about vitamins... There is a far easier and more effective way and its called supplements. Such is Provillus. It is a combination of herbs, vitamins and nutrients and seems to work great for everybody.

For more info on Provillus click here!

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Romance:50 first date ideas


Have you ever struggled to think of a place where your first date will be exciting and result in the way you dreamed?If yes than this post is for you!I offer you 50 first date ideas

1.Coffee
The most simple,traditional and inexpensive first date.There is nothing like drinking a warm coffee with the girl you like.But on the other hand, it really isn't exciting and new huh?Plus there is nothing else to do except talk,and if you run out of topics there will be an awkward silence.I recommend it only on a low budget.

2.Bar
A little more exciting than the coffee shop,you can also have a drink which will help you loose a bit. Easier to flirt and if the date doesn't go well,there are a lot of women waiting for a flirt or you can always get drunk ;)

3.High profile restaurant
Very classy,allows you to act as a gentleman,also good food and a nice wine will help things going.But as in the coffee shop,the problem is that there is nothing to do but talk.

4.Ice skating
Its always fun and exciting,especially if the girl cant skate ,leaving her no choice than to grab a hold of you.This will surely make you feel and if you are lucky she could fall for you(literally). Of course to take a girl ice skating you have to be a good skater ,otherwise whats the point?

5.The Cinema
A great date.Not to expensive,allows you be in the dark with the girl,no talking you just have to watch the movie, plus it will give you a topic for after the movie`s end.Just make sure the movie is good,otherwise it could go bad.Girls like comedies ,just go to a movie where you will laugh you ass out,or to a horror movie where she will get really scared and will feel need for your protection.

6.Theatre
Like the cinema no need of talking and can be a good subject afterwards.The girl will think you are an intelligent guy who likes to spend time on his spirit and mind.It will surely make you interesting in her eyes.

7.Park
Its always good to go out in mother nature,walk around,have fun and importantly save money ;)

8.Amusement Park
Now this is lots and lots of fun,but keep in mind that you will really spend cash on it.But if its worth it what are you waiting for?Go to the haunted house,the roller coasters everything!
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9.Museum
Another intellectual activity,but do it only if you are really interested in what the museum has to offer.Otherwise the night might turn out pretty doll.

10.Magic show
Women really get excited and impressed by magic.And who doesn't?Its the coolest thing!And to add some more thrill you can always ask the magician if you can come with your lady after the show and introduce him as your old friend.That will nail her!

11.Circus
Another fun activity that will make you feel childish and playful.Plus once again you can arrange things so that you both get picked to participate in a stunt or something.It will be a good memory that will get you very close.

12.Roller Blading
Pretty much like the ice skating.Its fun,it gives you a chance to show skills and to be closer to the girl without it being rood.

13.Art galleries
Once again,do it only if you are interested in art.And pay attention to the art not to her breasts! What will you say if she asks you which was your favorite painting for instance?You obviously cant say "uh,oh, your breasts..." right ;)

14.Aqua park
One of the coolest things to do on a hot day.Its just awesome,but kind of expensive...

15.Test drive
Yeah thats right go drive a car!There was some kind of a statistic that when people are in a car, they speak a lot more plus you can get to drive a cool car for free!

16.Wine tasting
Its always fun to drink good wine for free.And the effect of the alcohol will help things get going.

17.Local dinner
Go to the local dinner,eat a good meal,drink some milk shakes (if you are lucky you will drink form one glass ;) ),maybe you can find some of your friends there which will make the evening more fun.

18.Concert
You can take the girl to a rock concert or whatever music she likes.There flirting is unavoidable!

19.Comedy club
A great place for a first date,of course if the club is really funny.And again you can arrange things to look like you are a very important guest or a good friend with the host.

20.Sport event
Find tickets for the big game and go with her.It will be fun,emotional and really social.

21.Kite flying
Take some kites from the store and go fly them,its always fun to do childish stuff.Plus you can try to make your kite tie to her`s,girls think things like that are signs of destiny.

22.moonlight walk(on the beach if there is one)
Walk on the beach,talk ,look at the star show her a few constellations and then...make out ;)

23.The Zoo
Go to the zoo,show her how much you love animals and how big your heart is!
first date ideas

24.Picnic
Make a picnic in the park.All you need is a picnic basket fool of goods and of course don't forget the wine.

25.Boat cruise
Having dinner surrounded by the sea and the reflection of the stars,one of the most romantic spots I can think of.

26.Mini golf
Again a fun place where you can show skills and if you are lucky get to be close to her by showing the moves.

27.Bowling
Same as the last .Just pick one where you are really good at.

28.Play pool
And again as the last two.

29.Arcade
You can play games and really have fun,a good idea for a first date!

30.Dancing(salsa or whatever you can dance)
Its to impress her on her own field.Show her that you are a great dancer and she will be yours, afterall dancing is the closes thing to sex that is allowed ат public places.If you are impressive at it she might get curious ;)
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31.Cooking class
Its really fun,allows you to create something together which will make you closer,plus you can learn something.

32.Fashion show
This can be a good date but I personally am not the biggest fan of it.Im just not interested in these type of shows,or at least not interested being there with a girl.

33.Movie premier
Find the last tickets to a premier of a long awaited movie.She will love the chance to watch it and brag in front of her girlfriends.Plus all the things i told you about going to the cinema.

34.Painting clasс
Another good chance to impress the girl and have fun.Its not a secret that girls dream for artistic guys,why don't show her you are exactly that?

35.Extreme sports
Show her your wild side by taking her to bungee ,parachute diving and things like that.Girls like extreme guys that can make their adrenalin go wild.

36.Dinner at your place
Now this isn't something that every girl would give her yes to.But if she accepts the invitation than its a sure thing!

37.Car cinema
Like the standard cinema but more intimate and privet.A good choice!

38.Go-Carts
You know those tiny cars ,like F1 but big enough so you can hardly fit.Well they can be a great idea for a first date.Its a lot of fun and you can show your self as a gentleman by letting her beat you ;)

39.City tour
You will be surprised at how many great spots in your town you didn't know about.Its a good way to get to know each other and pick a place for the next date.

40.Casino
One thing can turn her on more than watching you lose your money with a smile,and thats wining money so both ways she will be ready for you ;)

41.Take her to the gym
Do you know why fitness instructors get laid all the time?Cause women love men that tell them what and how to do.So why don't you be the instructor this time?Also there is a theory that the body connects the workout with sex so the chicks get wild and what are the odds that she will pick a dumbbell instead of you?

42.Roof dinner
Have dinner on the roof of your block,drink good wine and watch the stars .And don't forget to put candles in your bedroom cause you will definitely be going there together ;)

43.A friend`s party
So one of your friends is throwing a party and you are invited.Just invite her with you and have fun!
first date ideas
44.Volunteer activities
Why don't show her your big heart by taking her to a fund raising event, a blood drive, etc.

45.Laser tag
Team up in exciting game of laser tag.It will be fun,a good memory and being in one team will get her feel safe with you.

46.TV tapings
Go to the tapings of your favorite TV show.This is always fun.

47.Helicopter/Plane tour
Its beautiful to look at the town form a plane or a helicopter and if she is afraid of highs she will hold on to you,getting you pretty close to each other.Great first date!

48.Karaoke club
A chance to show off your singing ability by singing her a romantic song.Plus its lots of fun laughing at all the other people singing. ;)

49.Diving
Go diving in the sea.You don't have to speak cause you simply can't and its more than beautiful when you get down there.
first date ideas
50.Haunted spots
You know that old "haunted" house every town has.Well take her there ,but first tell the story of that place (if there is none make one up).She will be terrifyed,but you being close will make her feel safe and protected in your arms.

These are my 50 dating ideas ,I hope that you find them interesting and that they will work for you.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Best ways to suppress your appetite



Following a diet for some time will not bring you long term results. The key is in making your own food regimen and sticking to it.

Doesn't sound tough, you just need consistency and things will go just as you want them to.

So what is the thing that makes so many people fail? The number 1 reason is succumbing to those cravings and temptations of having a snack or something sweet (especially when everyone else around you is doing it ). So when hunger strikes you better have a good way to suppress your appetite.

In this post I will show you the best appetite suppressants .

Set a goal

The power of setting goals has been discussed many times in this blog, you can even find a post by the name Motivation:Setting Goals, in this case what you have to do is set a period of time- a week or two in which you will absolutely stick to your regimen, of course when that period ends set another one. It may not be the most crucial part of your success but it will surely not hurt.

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it"

Michelangelo

Motivation

Another well discussed topic in a series of posts, including 100 motivational quotes. The key here is every time you want to stuff your self with all the delicious goodies you use to eat, think about what you will gain by this regimen, how much happier the results will make you. Way happier than having a pizza... Think of the new confidence you will have, how much better you will feel not only for looking so good, but also for proving a point, the point that you can do anything you want if you really want it! Your mind can be the best appetite suppressant! Make sure you use it!
Most people fail, because they just don't realize how close they were to success.

Don't pity yourself

Yes, it will be hard! But there is no need to pity yourself and think about what you are depriving yourself from. And even if you brake your regimen once, don't get depressed cause it will ruin every thing. Learn from your mistake and imagine the picture when you do reach your goal.

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Eat breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and don't even think of skipping it! This will just make you eat more at lunch and dinner.

Shop healthy

Read this list of foods you should avoid and make sure that when you go shopping you don't buy any of them, and if you still have some in your home, get rid of them!

Take appetite suppressants in the form of supplements

The best appetite suppressant is the Hoodia Gordoni plant. It is used in a few supplements, 100% natural and side effect free, it is absolutely recommendable. Such a supplement is ProShape RX. Besides the all natural ingredients ProShape has another strong point- it's herbalist and doctor endorsed. If you would like more information about it click here.

Those are the best appetite suppressant tips I can give you, and I'm 100% sure that if you follow them the cravings will no more be a problem for your weight loss nutrition regimen. And don't forget to eat often in small meals. Don't let your self starve, the point in appetite suppression isn't in helping you starve it is to help you eat as much as you need and not a meal more!

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Product Review:ClearPores system

Are you tired with that acne you see every time you look in the mirror? You can get rid of it naturally with The Clear Pores Skin Cleansing System

If you have read my posts on skin care, surely you have noticed that I always recommend one product-the ClearPores Skin Cleansing System .Why do I recommend it so strongly? Because it works!I can tell you from first hand, as I have stated in my Acne Treatment post I my self am a ClearPores happy user!

So enough with the small talk,let me tell you about this skin care product.

What is The ClearPores Skin Cleansing System?

skin care productThis system is mostly designed to fight acne but it is the best way to keep your skin healthy even if you dont suffer from it. Plus its formula is oil-free, which makes it great for treating oily skin. So you will never again feel unattractive.

It is a 3 point system facial and body. Made out from a Deep Wash,Herbal supplement and Protection Cream.

-The Clear Pores Deep Facial/Body Wash contains:

SD Alcohol 40 (1%), Salicylic Acid (2%), This medication is used as skin treatment to treat acne, remove warts and to treat psoriasis and other skin conditions. Dermatologists recommend 2% of Salicylic Acid as the perfect amount to treat acne.Plus many other ingredients like Capryloyl Glycine, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract.

-The ClearPores Herbal Supplement contains:

Dandelion Root,Burdock Root,Aloe Vera,Yellow Dock,Echinacea purpurea,Red clover, Sarsaparilla Root,Licorice root,Turmeric,Atlantic Kelp,Cayenne , Duratex, Magnesium stearate.

-The ClearPores Protection Cream contains:

Salicylic Acid (2%)-Facial and Salicylic Acid (1.5%)-Body.Again plus many other ingredients that make the difference between the body and facial cream. So no matter where your acne is, the ClearPores system will kick it out of your life.

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How The ClearPores Skin Cleansing System works?

Step 1-It unclogs the pores and fight the bacteria using the Deep Facial/Body wash.And take the herbal supplements, it contains 100% natural herbs like Aloe Vera,Echinacea and Dandelion . These high quality ingredients fight the bacteria from the inside and keep your skin beautiful on the outside .

Step 2-After the ClearPores Deep Facial/Body wash unclogs the pores its time for the Facial/Body protection cream to keep them clean,moisturize the skin and protect it from drying out.It will do so for a period of 24 hours .

Step 3-The 3 point ClearPores Skin Cleansing System made your skin perfect.Now its time to show it of!

This makes it different from the majority of acne creams, which only rely on one of those 3 steps! This means that ClearPores is 3 times stronger than any other acne solution out there.

Another extra that differs ClearPores from the other is the solid 6 month 100% money back guarantee. So investing in it is 100% safe! Yes there is 1 risk...the risk to make dreams reality. A risk im sure you are ready to take.

Interested in making your dreams reality? Being beautiful and happy is not impossible! YES! Its just a few clicks away. By clicking here, you will end up on the official ClearPores site, from where you can invest in the way you feel, look and live!

If you aren't yet sure, check out this site about ClearPores I found on the net:

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

BodyBuilding:Most common questions

A person cant live long enough to make all the mistakes,so he can learn everything,therefor you have to learn from the experience of other people.That makes asking questions a key part of becoming better,not only in fitness but in everything you do.So dont be afraid to ask,the only one that will suffer from it is you!

Here I have 6 of the most common questions in bodybuilding answered.I like to call it a bodybuilder`s FAQ.

1.My work out is too boring,how can I make it more exciting?

The key is in experimenting.Change the intensity,the amount of reps,the wights,the amount of rest time,the way you warm up (try new stretching methods,if the gym has a punch bag use it its always fun),give your self a day off the gym and the other healthy activities like yoga or swimming. Whatever you do keep it fresh and try to surprise your muscles!

2. I've heard contrary opinions about aerobics.What should I really do?

If your goal is to have big lean muscles,with well toned abs you should do aerobics 3 times a week around 20-30 minutes.If you train intensively enough,with a good rep number, rest no more than 45 sec and have a proper nutrition plan 20-30 mins should be absolutely enough.

3.With my budget I cant afford much of the high cost supplements.What will you recommend me?

For a really low budget I recommend whey protein powder.
Protein is the most important nutrient for muscle growth. If you want to read more about it, check out my article on protein. Because of its importance I recommend that if you have to choose just one supplement it should be whey protein. The one I use is the Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein. It has a pretty good low carb formula which will keep your muscles lean and it also tastes great!

4.Which is more important for the bodybuilders work out?Bigger weights or intensity?

Intensity comes first,along with a perfect movement.Big weights are for power lifters.your workout should have perfect movement,10 or 12 reps for each set and a 45 secs resting period between sets.If you cant handle that,use lower weights.

5.A couple of guys in the gym use steroids.What are the risks?

Steroids are evil!Haha,really they are.If you are using them,instead of going to the gym to improve your health you will only make things worst.The adverse hormonal effects are well known, but there are also other serious side effects of anabolic steroids on the heart, liver, musculoskeletal system, and the brain.So steroids arent the way to go,plus the feeling of making muscles without drugs is far superior!

6.I want to gain muscles,how should I eat?

Big muscles need protein,around 1,5-2,5 grams(00,4-0,007 oz) per kilo(1 kilo=2.2 lb) of the persons weight.That sure is a hard to get amount,so you better get back to question number 3.
But which foods will best serve your muscle gaining goal ?Well you have to eat lots of egg whites (some people prefer drinking eggs raw),chicken or turkey meet without the skin,fish,low fat milk products and other protein rich foods.To make sure read the table on the package.
The quality of the carbs you take is also of big importance.Best sources are rice, beans, lentils, fruits and fresh vegetables.

These are the 6 most common bodybuilding questions asked,if you have more just wright them as a comment and I will answer you.

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