Originally posted on November 30, 2006 @ 3:38 pm
One could have never imagined that excess weight could create fatal health conditions for our health that. Everybody is motivated to lose weight. The millions of people, fighting against their weight problem try all different methods to achieve success. The bitter truth is that these weight loss methods produce different results for different personalities.
The ideal weight management method can only be the one which provides the desired results sustainable over a long period of time. Intensive research has been conducted by various weight loss institutes and other health organizations to conclude that the best possible weight management method is the one which works on a long term basis and also has minimum side effects.
The prescribed diet pills in conjunction with healthy food and regular exercise can give phenomenal results and help to lose weight easy way. Diet pills have always been popular when it comes to quick and easy weight loss. Before starting with the diet pills one must ensure about the quality and side effects of it. Only prescribed and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved diet pills should be considered. The most popular prescribed diet pills are Phentermine and Didrex.
Originally posted on December 1, 2006 @ 11:57 pm
We are almost at the tail end of winter and yet perhaps this is the period wherein more people are susceptible to certain diseases and disorders.� You have probably observed or even experienced seasonal affective disorder at least once in your life but you just didn�t know that there was a tag to it.� Yes, there is such a thing as depression brought about by the changes in the seasons.
The rationale behind seasonal affective disorder is that the lack of sunlight brings about a case of winter blues.� Seasonal affective disorder varies in degree.� Some suffer from mild depression while others are unable to function properly in their daily lives.� Though it may seem absurd to some, this disorder is not to be taken lightly.
So how do you deal with seasonal affective disorder?� Well there have been some treatment options that have proven effective in treating the winter blues.� One of the most effective is called bright light therapy.� Patients undergo sessions with lights many many times brighter than the lights we normally have at home.� Regular exposure to such lights during winter greatly decreases the blues.� Other treatments are medication, ionized-air reception, and cognitive therapy.� However, bright light therapy is the treatment of choice for the majority of sufferers.
As the winter nears its end and you observe a family member or a friend acting out of the ordinary, maybe you should take a closer look.� Maybe his or his depression is not something that the normal person goes through.� It may be that he or she is suffering from seasonal affective disorder.
Originally posted on January 20, 2007 @ 4:50 pm
This is the last installment for our brief series on the workout routine. Just to recap, we talked about the warm up and the cardio. At the end of each session, the best practice would be to cool down. In between the warm up and cool down, there may be other exercises aside from cardio but we can look at them later on.
So why do we need to cool down at the end of each workout session? First, a cool down helps our heart beat slow down and reach its normal pace gradually. The same thing goes with our breathing. More so, if we stop vigorous exercise abruptly, dizziness and fainting may occur due to the blood pooling at the legs. With a cool down, this is avoided. The cool down also gives time for our muscles to relax and for the tissues to repair themselves for the next workout. Another important thing is that when we workout, our muscles produce lactic acid � which is actually a waste produce of the exercise. The cool down process helps the muscles get rid of this.
How can you cool down? Several minutes � say 10 minutes � before you end your workout, start slowing down your movements, especially if you were focusing on cardio. Feel your heartbeat go slower and your breathing normalizing. Walk around for a few minutes at your normal pace. Do not forget to drink a bit of water at this time. You can also do some stretching exercises to cool down. Last, eat something around 45 minutes after you workout. This will boost your energy and hasten your body�s growth factor.
Originally posted on December 13, 2006 @ 9:23 am