Friday, January 20, 2012

5 Ways A Bodyweight Workout Can Benefit You

Performing a bodyweight workout has something for everyone.
If you have a functioning body... there is no reason to keep complaining about being out of shape.
You don't need expensive gym memberships, costly equipment or even a lot of time to perform a highly effective bodyweight workout... and reap the rewards.
Let's look at what a proper bodyweight workout can do for you...

1. Bodyweight Workout For Strength
When most people think about improving strength they don't think about doing a bodyweight workout... but rather some sort of resistance training.
Unfortunately for them, they are missing out on one of the most effective, versatile and efficient strength training methods in existence... your own body.
The vast majority of people cannot effectively control their own bodyweight while performing different movements... a fact which can be rectified by performing a bodyweight workout.
An increase in strength occurs when your body is routinely exposed to an environment where a strength increase is necessary for performance.
In many cases, your own bodyweight is sufficient for providing the resistance necessary to instigate bodily changes for increase in strength.
In my opinion, you should not even attempt other forms of resistance exercise without first being competent in the moving your own bodyweight.
And for the die hard weight lifter, a bodyweight workout of one arm push ups, one legged squats and one armed pull ups are extremely challenging and will test your strength like no other.

2. Bodyweight Workout For Endurance
Performing a high repetition bodyweight workout is an excellent way to improve muscular endurance.
Simple exercises like push ups, air squats and chinnies become extremely challenging when higher reps are used.
There are many aspects of strength... and strength endurance can be very important when facing the challenges of sport, work and life.
A good bodyweight workout can prepare you to meet those challenges with excellence.
When performing a bodyweight workout for muscular endurance... just remember to not sacrifice quality for quantity.

3. Bodyweight Workout For Metabolic Conditioning
Metabolic conditioning is commonly referred to as "cardio".
When most people think of cardio... they think of running on the treadmill, riding a stationary bike, etc.
However... Performing a bodyweight workout comprised of bodyweight calisthenics exercises is an excellent way to improve cardiorespiratory endurance.
A bodyweight workout that includes exercises like jumping jacks, mountain climbers, burpees, etc. have the advantage of improving strength and muscular endurance as well as cardiorespiratory endurance.

4. Bodyweight Workout For Fat Loss
Fat loss is the reason a great deal of people perform physical fitness workout programs.
Performing a bodyweight workout comprised of bodyweight exercises and calisthenics exercises can produce an environment for your body that makes it want to get rid of unwanted fat.
The bodyweight exercise portion of your bodyweight workout will add lean muscle needed for strength improvement that will raise your metabolic rate... even when you are not working out.
The calisthenics portion of your bodyweight workout will raise your heart and respiratory rates and burn up calories.

5. Bodyweight Workout For Total Body Transformation
Performing a bodyweight workout by mixing and matching different bodyweight exercises and calisthenics exercises is an effective and efficient way to transform your whole body.
Muscular strength, muscular endurance, metabolic conditioning and fat loss can all be targeted within the same bodyweight workout.
The successful transformation of your body from unfit to fit is directly related to your ability to produce an environment in which your body must get stronger, add lean muscle, improve cardiorespiratory endurance and burn unwanted fat... and a proper bodyweight workout can create that environment.
In Conclusion...
There is nothing keeping you from performing a bodyweight workout right now a improving strength, conditioning and fitness... as well as transforming your body into the body you have always wanted.
As you can see... you are out of excuses.
You don' need expensive gym memberships, costly equipment or a tremendous amount of time t perform an effective bodyweight workout... all you need is your own body and the desire to improve.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Natural health care


Natural skin care is the care of the skin (the largest organ of the body) using naturally derived ingredients (such as herbs, roots, essential oils and flowers) combined with naturally occurring carrier agents, preservative and emulsifier (everything from natural soap to oils to pure water). The classic definition of natural skin care is based on using botanically sourced ingredients currently existing in or formed by nature, without the use of synthetic chemicals, and manufactured in such a way to preserve the integrity of the ingredients.
As a result of this definition, many people who use natural skin care products, generally make their own products at home from naturally occurring ingredients. While there are many wives' tales surrounding the benefits of certain ingredients, scientific studies have proven that such ingredients as chamomile have demonstrated healing and anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically. Many people use natural skin care recipes to make remedies to care for their skin at home. Many spas and skin care salons now focus on using more naturally derived skin care products. Over the past ten years, several companies have been started to make available completely natural products to the general public.

Ayurvedic skin care

Ayurvedic skin care is derived from medicinal practices that began over 5,000 years ago in India. Ayurvedic medicine and healing practices are based on Indian philosophical, psychological, conventional, and medicinal understandings. Ayurvedic approach to skin care is holistic and considers the mind, body, and spirit together. Ayurvedas practices the belief that there are three basic principles or humors born out of five basic elements that exist in nature. These principles are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These principles are believed to work together in harmony to make up the entire body.

Ayurvedic skin types

Ayurvedic skin care theory claims that there are seven different types of constitution that govern skin and hair types: Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Vata-Pitta, Vata-Kapha, Pitta-Kapha, or Vata-Pitta-Kapha. Most people fall into a combination of two of the three principles.
Ayurveda advises to modify one's diet, exercise, lifestyle and supplements according to one's constitution of these three humors. Most of the skin care products contain the following herbs - aloe vera, almond, avocado, carrot, castor, clay, cocoa, coconut oil, cornmeal, cucumber, cutch tree, emu oil, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, grape seed oil, ground almond and wallnut shell, horse chestnut, witch hazel and honey.

Honey skin care

Honey's natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties and ability to absorb and retain moisture have been recognised and used extensively in skin care treatments as they help to protect the skin from the damage of the sun's rays and rejuvenate depleted skin. 

Shea butter skin care

Shea Butter is derived from the kernel of the "Karite" tree. Shea butter is known for its cosmetic properties as a moisturizer and  emollient

 



 


Monday, December 6, 2010

How to Remove Dark Spots On Your Face...

While your face is the most sensitive areas on your body, you should definitely protect it as much as you can. Avoid putting harsh chemicals on it to remove dark circles, age spots, freckles or even dark circles under your eyes and tr a natural way to do it. Besides being safer to your skin, it will save you a lot of money that the dermatologist would be pocketing.



Follow these simple Instructions--



Step 1:- CITRUS FRUITS -


Simply apply some citrus fruit to a cotton ball or Q-tip, you can also use your finger and apply it directly to the dark spot. Gently massage it in and leave it. Citrus is rich in Vitamin C which is a natural bleaching agent. Lemon works the best out of all the citrus fruits you can use.



Step 2:- MILK -


Dab some milk onto a cotton ball and dab it on the dark area on your face. You should choose either sour milk or buttermilk as they both contain lactic acid. This helps to lighten the area without any irritation at all.


Step 3:- HONEY -
Apply honey to the area and allow it to sit there for about twenty minutes. Then simply rinse off. Honey is very good for your skin as it contains many renewing properties. You can also mix it with some wheat germ for an added lightening effect that will not cause any irritation.



Step 4 :-  VITAMIN E -


Apply some vitamin E oil to the area and allow it to penetrate the area. Leave it on and go one with your daily routine. If you feel it is to greasy, only use it at night and wash your face in the morning.


Step 5:-  Make sure you use a daily facial sunscreen when you will spend time in the e sun to protect your face in the future.

Why an apple a day keeps the doctor away....

 

Apples are an excellent source of 
pectin, vitamin C, and fiber.  They 
are also a good source of 
potassium.  The skin contains 
most of the apple's important 
nutrients.  Raw apples are higher 
in many nutrients and 
phytochemicals than cooked 
apples.  Apples that are raw and 
unpeeled, are a great source of 
many important phytochemicals, 
such as ellagic acid and 
flavonoids (especially quercetin).
For example, fresh whole apples 
and fresh apple juice contain 
approximately 100-130 
milligrams per 100 grams (roughly 3 1/2 ounces) of chlorogenic, ellagic, and caffeic 
acids.  In cooked or commercial apples, the content of these compounds is at or 
near zero.

Research has shown that the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is 
true. In one of the studies, researchers in Finland followed more than 5,000 Finnish 
men and women for more than twenty years.  Those who ate a lot of apples along 
with other flavonoid-rich foods, such as onions and tea, were found to have a 20 
percent lower risk of heart disease than those who ate the smallest amount of those 
foods.

Apple consumption has also been linked to lower risk of asthma.  Research found 
that people who ate at least two apples each week had a 22 to 32% lower risk of 
developing asthma than those who ate less of the fruit.

Researchers believe that the apple's high content of flavonoids, like quercetin, are 
what contribute most to the fruit's protective effects against heart disease and 
asthma.  Pectin is a soluble fiber that has been shown to exert a number of beneficial 
effects.  Apples are very high in pectin.  Studies have found that pectin can lower 
cholesterol levels as well as improve the intestinal muscle's ability to push waste 
through the gastrointestinal tract.  Apples promote bowel regularity and relieve both 
constipation and diarrhea due to their insoluble fiber and pectin.

Water Therapy...A natural medicine...

 

Water therapy or hydrotherapy supports free and safe treatment. The treatment is done without the help of any specialist.
This therapy is used when you require perfect medicine to cure all sicknesses.
Drink six glasses (1.5 liters) of water everyday and avoid taking medicine, tablets, injections, diagnosis and other treatments.

Process of water therapy treatment:

Water therapy is a very simple treatment. Everyday you have to take 1.5 liters of water. If water is not clean, then it is required to use clean and boiled water for doing this process.
Drink 1.5 liters altogether, after drinking you should not take any food or liquids for at least one hour. If you feel difficulty in taking 1.5 liters at a time, then take water gradually (give a gap of 2 minutes after drinking 4 glasses of water).
These 1.5 liters of water will help in cleansing your body. If you follow this process regularly, the toxins are released through sweat or urinal excretions. You should not take any alcohol last night.

Benefits with water therapy:

With water therapy, you can prevent and cure some of the diseases. If you drink water sufficiently, then it will help in enhancing your glow of skin and keep you physically fit. Water therapy is used in regulating the temperature of your body.
If you consume water properly then you can be free from constipation. Acidity can be cured with only two sessions.
With drinking water therapy, diabetes can be cured with seven sessions, hypertension can be controlled in four weeks, pulmonary TB can be cured in three months and some cancers can also be controlled.

Stone Therapy is...

Nature has provided us not only with food but also with things that can heal us as well. There are lots of herbal products in the market available in capsule form. Company claims that these herbal medicines could heal a certain diseases. Although the claim is quite exaggerated, it could help with your goal in one way or another. For example, herbal medicine claims to help you lose your weight. This could be true, but all they could do is to get you to eat less. Unless you exercise, this food supplement will still amount to nothing. Whatever their function is, plants can give us something that will help us be healthier and prevent illness.

But it is not only plants that have such a magical power. Other natural “products” of nature also have healing properties. When taken properly, water has been proven to heal a number of conditions, and controlled water therapy has been used for decades.
In spas and massage centers, another property of nature is being used. Stone therapy has been very popular in spas nowadays for their healing properties.
Stones are used to control the chakra flow of our body. Chakra flow is a very loose term for energy but could also be referred to as a blood flow and proper realignment of the body.
Therapists will use either hot or cold stones in their therapy. Hot stones, which could be from 125-135 degrees Fahrenheit, are placed in different part of the body. When applied, the effect is almost instantaneous. You will basically feel the heat as they are placed in certain points in your body. If you have tight muscles, hot stones will definitely work for you since hot stones could sooth the muscles and loosen them. Most of the time, stress could be addressed by hot stones when they are properly placed and administered by professionals.
On the other hand, cold stones are applied to heal other conditions. They are usually placed in the body to foster better blood circulation. In a long shot, this will help you lose some weight. Better blood circulation means that your body will flush out all the bad chemicals from your body, and that only healthy properties are left. Cold stones can also heal inflammation and swelling in certain parts of the body.
Stone therapy usually is not applied alone, but together with other forms of therapy. Acupuncture, as well as aroma therapy is often associated with this therapy.
But if you don’t have any complications, stone therapy will still work for you. In a regular stone therapy session, therapists will often place stone in strategic places in your spine. Since everything in the lower part of the body goes through the spinal column, it’s just natural to place the stones near your spine to foster healing in various parts of the body. If there’s a specific part of the muscles that needs healing, hot stones are placed there.
Stone therapy is a soothing session. It will leave you rejuvenated and relieved of all stress. With constant therapy, you will always have a good disposition as well as a healthy body.

No need to fear from HEART ATTACK when you are alone

How can you survive a heart attack when you are alone?
Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint,Has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.A deep breath should be taken before eachCough, and the cough must be deep And prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated About every two seconds without let up Until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart andKeep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Reducing or stopping soft drinks including diet sodas; Sugar, caffeine, aspartame and phoshates can reduce your risk of heart attacks and stroke. Mantaining alkaline pH as well as hydration can help you preventing heart attacks and stroke. Reducing homocystein by supplementing with B12, B6 and Folic Axid has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.