Apr 17, 2017
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20 Tension-Busting Tips!

How to effectively blow off stress – starting right now!

People just aren’t living relaxed lives anymore. “Highly stressful” is the most common way they’re describing their lifestyles today. At work, an increasing number of them are becoming so burned out, they may need medical treatment or extra time off. Estimates are that three out of four people visiting doctors suffer from stress-related problems.

What can you do to get more in control of your life now? Surprisingly, it takes much less than you’d imagine – just a whole lot of little things that you can put to work for you rightaway. Here are 20 practical quick-fix tips to get you on your way to de-fusion! Continue reading »

Apr 10, 2017
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The Perils Of Trying (Too Hard) To Get Fit!

Maybe you should stop envying the apparently super-fit. Every week thousands of men and women injure themselves trying to get obsessively fit.

So, what’s the truth about exercise? Is it good for you? How dangerous is it?

HEART

If your heart is in perfect condition, then exercise is unlikely to do it any harm. But if you’ve spent years eating fatty foods, smoking, drinking and lounging around then the chances are high that your heart is already showing signs of damage. And heavy exercise could kill you. Men between ages 35 and 55 who get carried away in the gym are the ones most likely to be carried away on a stretcher. The number of young – and apparently fit – sportsmen who collapse and have heart attacks is horrifying high. And only HALF the runners who die of heart attacks have any other known risk factors – family history of heart disease, high blood pressure etc. The older you are – and the more UNFIT – the greater your chances of causing serious and possibly permanent damage to your heart by over-exercising. Continue reading »

Apr 3, 2017
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Eat your way to super weight loss!

It’s not true that you’ve got to live on lime water for breakfast and sprouts for lunch if you want to lose weight.

It’s not true that you can never eat chocolates or ice-creams or wafers if you want to lose weight.

It’s not true that you must drastically cut down on starches if you want to lose weight.

It is true that dropping a few kgs is a cinch once you’ve discarded a few myths about food.

It is true that you can eat up, fill up… and not fill out.

Here’s the secret to how to do it:

It’s a basic principle of weight loss: To drop pounds, you eat less. The only question is what to eat less of. It’s logical to assume you need to eat less of everything – an approach that’s long held sway with dieters and nutritionists alike. But most diets that restrict total calories are doomed to failure: Eventually you have to give in to your body’s rightful craving for nutrients. Instead, new research shows that to lose weight, we need to mostly cut one kind of calorie: fat. Continue reading »

Mar 27, 2017
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Anti-Aging Exercise Strategies!

What’s the best way to strengthen your heart, shape your muscles and build your bones – in other words to stack up your defenses against aging?

One of the most proven ways to slow the sands of Time is to spend more of it exercising.

You’ve decided to fight aging all your way. And by now you’ve probably heard that exercise can be one of your best allies in accomplishing this. But which workouts will serve your purpose best? And how do you go about keeping your body younger longer if you’ve already got an iffy back or a tricky knee?

Here’s a simplified rundown on the best workouts to keep your heart, bones muscles and, yes, your brain, fighting it: Continue reading »

Mar 20, 2017
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Walking – A Way To Literally Walk Your Way To More Good Health!

A good bet for the out-of-shape and overweight, walking is a preventive health measure of the highest order. But for some, walking offers even more: It’s a path to recovery, a prescription for healing. A way to literally walk away from major illness – like heart disease and diabetes.

Interested? Here are the problems you can leave in dust:

What miracle treatment can help alleviate heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, obesity and depression? It’s as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. An increasing number of physicians – and their patients – are today re-discovering the wisdom of an old adage: Walking is good medicine.

The prescription comes backed by a solid and growing mound of scientific evidence. Researchers have found that brisk walking can lower blood pressure, help people lose weight without dieting, improve blood-fat levels, reduce the need for insulin in people with adult-onset diabetes, relieve back pain, even improve mood and thinking skills.

Here are some of the disease-fighting benefits you can expect if you “keep up the good walk” Continue reading »

Mar 13, 2017
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A Potent Plan for Personal Peace!

A catalogue of techniques, technologies and tips for personal peace.

STRESS is unavoidable. Always has been and always will be. But unavoidable doesn’t mean unmanageable. The latest stress research shows that how you react to a stressful event is what determines its impact on your health. If you let stress bother you, it will bother you, and in ways that can be physical as well as mental.

But handle stress intelligently and you will turn the enemy into an ally. Stress can motivate, invigorate, instigate and educate. It can be a kick in the pants rather than a slap in the face. This is why I’ve compiled the following catalogue – a guide to stress-fighting techniques that you can use right now.

Some of these anti-stress strategies get at the causes of stress (which, of course, is preferred way of beating stress). Other gives temporary relief by treating its symptoms. Both approaches have their place, and combining them into one double-barreled stratagem may be what it takes to slay the beast. Not all these techniques are appropriate for everyone. And not all are backed by rock-solid scientific data – a lot of them are just good bets based on common sense. So you’ll have to shop, select what you think might work for you and see what de-stress best. Continue reading »

Mar 6, 2017
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Lose 6’’ In 60 Days!

Here’s a lifestyle plan you can start on today. Expect amazing results in two months!

Yes, it is possible. The weight-loss experts we consulted agree: With the right plan and a lot of slimming ideas, some of you can lose as many as six inches in two months – without putting yourself through diet-and-fitness boot camp.

That’s, of course, a combined total of inches from a variety of areas, including your waist, hips, thighs and other problem spots. And the slimming won’t all be due to weight loss. Some of it will come from toning up flabby muscles.

So we present here a simple, two-part weight-loss/shape-up plan. We dedicate it to the new you who’ll be sporting a trimmer profile 60 days from now.

Remember, though, it’s a good idea to check with your physician before beginning a weight-loss regimen, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking medication. Continue reading »

Feb 27, 2017
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Stop Taking Vitamins

Stop taking that innocent looking vitamin pill until you read this report.

If you think the vitamins you are now taking are doing you any good, wait until you hear the latest news on why they may not.

This may come as a shock. But according to the latest research, those vitamins that you take every day may be doing you absolutely no good. For example.

FACT: Vitamins should be taken after a meal – never before. The body must first have protein, fats, or carbohydrates in the digestive tract to properly break down the vitamins for proper absorption.

FACT: Your body has a need for a natural vitamin balance. Too much of one vitamin may cause another vitamin to be less effective. For example, vitamin A should be taken with vitamin E but excessive iron should not.

FACT: If you take too much calcium, you may deplete the magnesium in your system. And you need magnesium to convert food into energy. Continue reading »

Feb 20, 2017
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Learn Skills to Beat Stress!

Everyone knows that if there is too much stress in your life you’ll suffer. You’ll become anxious, agitated and edgy. You’ll probably start to show physical symptoms such as indigestion, rashes, headaches, and asthma. You may have difficulty in getting to sleep at night. You may become irritable and have difficulty in concentrating or remembering things. You’re likely to end up taking tranquilizers…

How to Control the Stress in your Life and Improve your Resistance to Stress

1. Don’t hide your emotions – let your feelings show. You can improve your capacity to cope with stress – and reduce your vulnerability by

  • learning to laugh. Laughter is a positive, natural phenomenon which helps you to stay healthy. Laughter will improve your health by lowering your blood pressure, “tuning up” your heart and improving your respiration. Try to smile as often as you can. And try to put as much laughter into your life as you can. Try to spend as much time as you can with cheerful, happy people; watch comedy shows or movies.
  • don’t be afraid to cry. Tears don’t just provide an important stress relief valve – they also help your body get rid of harmful chemical wastes. Let yourself go next time you feel upset.
  • kiss and cuddle the people you love. Try not to hide your feelings for the people who are close to you. Don’t be shy about kissing and cuddling. Make sure you get a kiss and a cuddle at least once a day.
  • let your anger out. Don’t suppress your anger. Let it out if you can feel it building up inside you. Get up and beat a pillow. Play a hard game of tennis- paint the face of someone who has annoyed you on the ball and knock the fluff off it!

Continue reading »

Feb 13, 2017
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How to Fit Exercise into Your Busy Lifestyle?

With a little planning, and a touch of ingenuity, you can beat the clock and make time for fitness. For many people, the biggest obstacle to exercising is lack of time. On the whole, leisure time has shrunk, while the average workweek, including commuting, has grown.

But just in the nick of time, scientists at Stanford University have found that very short workouts – as brief as 10 minutes – pile up fitness benefits that approach those of longer exercise sessions, if you do them often enough. The researchers had two groups of men follow different jogging routines: One group ran three times a day for 10 minutes at a stretch; the other group did a 30-minute run once a day. After eight weeks, both groups recorded comparable gains in endurance. Both groups also lost an average of 2 kg. apiece.

This means any exercise counts – a stolen walk here, a few minutes on an exercise bike there. The trick is to carve out those precious moments wherever you can find them. Continue reading »

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