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

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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.

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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 :

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 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.


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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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!
first date ideas
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!

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.

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

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.

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

28.Play pool
And again as the last two.

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 ;)
first date ideas
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!

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.

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. ;)

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"



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!

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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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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Motivation:Become a Leader

Do you get frustrated to work because things don't seem to be happening the way you want them to be? You see people work a lot but nothing gets accomplished. And in the daily hustle and bustle, do you feel that your goals remain just that – goals. Then maybe its time for you to take a stand and do something about it.

Picture made by Lyubcho

Most people are content just to stand around listening to others. And its normal to adopt a follow-the-leader mentality. But is it true that, somewhere deep or maybe not so deep inside you, you feel the desire to make things happen – to be the head, not the tail. Then maybe leadership is the thing for you.

Great leaders are made, not born. Yes, it is true that some people are born with natural talents. However, without practice, without drive, without enthusiasm, and without experience, there can be no true leadership development.

Also remember that great leaders are always working and studying on how to improve their natural skills. This takes commitment,commitment to constantly improve and be the best in your group.

First of all, let's define leadership. To be a leader, one must have influence on the people around to accomplish a goal, or an objective. He contributes to the organization and cohesion of a group.

Contrary to the believe that most people have, leadership isn't about power. Its not about harassing people or driving them using fear. It is about encouraging others towards the goal of the organization. It is putting everyone on the same page and helping them see the big picture of the organization. You must be a leader not a boss.

First thing you have to get people to follow you. How do you do this?

People follow others when they see a clear sense of purpose. People will only follow you if
they see that you know where ,why and how you are going. Remember that bumper sticker? The one that says,don't follow me, I'm lost too? The same is true for leadership. If you dont know where you are going, chances are people will not follow you at all.

You must know the vision of the organization. Having a clear sense of hierarchy,knowing who the bosses are, who to talk to, the organization's goals and objectives, and the way your organization works is the key to showing others you know what you are doing.

Being a leader is not about what you make people do,thats bossing.Leadership is about who you are, what you know,and what you do. You are a reflection of what you're subordinates must be.

Studies have shown that one other bases of good leadership is the trust and confidence your
subordinates have of you. If they trust you they will go through hell and high water for
you and for the organization.

Trust and confidence is built on good relationships, trustworthiness, and high ethics.

The way you deal with your people, and the relationships you build will lay the foundation
for the strength of your group. The stronger your relationship, the more they will have trust
and confidence in your capabilities.

Once you have their trust and confidence, you may start to communicate the goals and
objectives you are to undertake.

Communication is one of the keys to leadership. Without it you cant be a real leader. The knowledge and technical expertise you have must be clearly imparted to other people.

Also, you cant be a leader unless you have good judgment. You must be able to assess situations, weigh the pros and cons of any decision, and actively seek out a solution.It is this judgment that your people will come to rely upon. Therefore, good decision-making is crucial to the success of your organization.

Leaders are not do-it-all heroes. Dont claim you know everything, and dont rely upon your skills alone.

You should recognize and take advantage of the skills and talents your subordinates have.
Only when you come to it , you will be able to work as one cohesive unit.

Dont forget that being a leader takes a good deal of work and time. It is not learned overnight.
Remember, also, that it isnt about just you. It is about you and the people around you.

So, do you have the drive and the desire to serve required of leaders? Do you have the
desire to work cooperatively with other people? Then start now. Take your stand and be
leader today!

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

What is Andropause?

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This post is for the aging man!
If you suffer from one or more of these conditions keep on reading:

  1. Difficulty sleeping
  2. Lack of Energy
  3. Sexual Dysfunction/ Low Libido
  4. Depression/ Anxiety
  5. Irritability
  6. Weight Gain
  7. Excessive Sweating
  8. Hair Loss

You would say- it's unavoidable to age whats the big deal, everybody is going trough it?

Yes it is unavoidable, but some people get hit harder than others. Their body,mind and spirit suffer from aging in a number of ways starting from the sex drive, trough depression and ending with their mental alertness. And exactly those people may be suffering from Andropause, just like millions of other men around the planet, without even knowing it.

A.k.a. "the male menopause", Andropause is the male's answer to female's menopause. While men are capable to reproduce later in life than women, they go through many physical and mental changes in the process of aging. But unlike female who's menopause is really unavoidable, not all men experience Andropause. They go through a steady testosterone decline, at a 10% loss every 10 years starting at 30, but with some the effect is more powerful than with others.

male manopause

Testosterone is responsible for much more than just sexual drive, which is the first thing it is related to in most people's minds. Much more than your libido is at stake, in fact, there are only a few parts of your mind, body and spirit that are not affected by a lowering in testosterone levels.

Doctors have been aware of the condition and symptoms of Andropause since as early as the 1940s, but until recently there has not been a way to successfully diagnose it. A blood test can show us our testosterone levels, but the problem is that every male is different in the amounts of testosterone needed to function at his best. Blood tests also can't measure how much of that testosterone is readily available.

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, or SHBG, which attaches itself to hormones like testosterone ,increases with age. This stops the testosterone from functioning as it should.

While bioavailable or non-free testosterone testing is possible, you can only do it in certain labs. This means that the way you feel is the best diagnosis.

Here are once again the symptoms of Andropause:

  1. Difficulty sleeping
  2. Lack of Energy
  3. Sexual Dysfunction/ Low Libido
  4. Depression/ Anxiety
  5. Irritability
  6. Weight Gain
  7. Excessive Sweating
  8. Hair Loss

The most clear symptom of Andropause, and the condition that is like a red flag for most men, is erectile dysfunction. Often they address this problem through prescription medication, rather than addressing the problem in its roots, living with the other negative symptoms.

happy elderly couple

Most men have the wrong impression that the symptoms of Andropause are just signs of aging. It's true that aging is often accompanied by these symptoms, but what distinguishes them is severity.

Some men undergo hormone replacement therapy, but that's a fairly drastic step and I would not recommended it unless its the only chance you have. Think about the alternative. You can increase your testosterone, naturally. While you all know that dieting and exercising, combined with good sleep and lower stress, is the key to superb health for men and women alike, it also boosts testosterone production.

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