Archive for November, 2006

  • Healthy Eating to Prevent Cancer

    Healthy Eating to Prevent Cancer

    The relationship between healthy eating and cancer prevention is a complex affair. Because of the variety of foods that we eat there will be something that we eat that can affect our risk of cancer. In fact recent studies have shown that 30 to 40% of cancers are preventable by the diet we adopt. By modifying what you eat and being active, you can reduce your risk of cancer and other health problems. Here are some guidelines for the types of foods that can reduce the risk of cancer. Fruits and ve...

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  • The Benefits of Exercise

    The Benefits of Exercise

    Benefits of regular exerciseReduces your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity Keeps joints, tendons and ligaments flexible so it's easier to move around Reduces some of the effects of aging Contributes to your mental well-being and helps treat depression Helps relieve stress and anxiety Increases your energy and endurance Helps you sleep better Helps you maintain a normal weight by increasing your metabolism (the rate you burn calories) Tips that will he...

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  • Proper Stretching Techniques

    Proper Stretching Techniques

    A good pre-exercise stretch lengthens muscle fibers. These long, loose fibers are less vulnerable to injury during exercise. With that in mind, let’s take a look on how to stretch your body the proper way.Relax – Total relaxation helps people loosen up under normal conditions. Any technique or method to relax your being is recommended, from visualizing positive thoughts to listening to good background music.Take it slowly – Adequate stretching takes time and does not come from ...

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  • Finding Good Athletic Shoes

    Finding Good Athletic Shoes

    Choosing for your exercise apparel is overwhelming, and shoes are no different. So before you hit the stores, here are some notable guides when in comes to finding the right athletic shoes for you.The shoes should fit well and feel comfortable – The right shoes offer both support and flexibility where you need it. They should also protect your bones, joints, and muscles. It should keep your feet in healthy positions and absorbing shock.Choose the right kind of shoes – Walking shoes a...

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  • Exercise For Seniors

    Exercise For Seniors

    It is never too late to exercise and having a fit body, even if you are over 60. But unlike when you were younger, your exercise routine is a little adjusted to suit your needs. Here are tips before getting started.Check with your doctor first – If you have a family of heart disease, visit your physician. It’s a good idea to have a physical examination and take a graded exercise before you begin in an exercise program.Choose rhythmic, repetitive, and fun activities – These rout...

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  • Best Cardio Exercises To Lose Weight

    Best Cardio Exercises To Lose Weight

    Cardio exercise involves continuous activity, increases endurance and helps your body to use oxygen more effectively. Your lungs work harder to bring in more oxygen and your heart pumps harder to send blood to the muscles. This process strengthens your lungs, heart, and muscles. Aerobic activities that increase cardiovascular fitness include: Running - Running is one of best activities you can do. You just need some quality shoes and you can do it anywhere. Best of all, you burn serious calories...

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  • Enrich Your Body With Healthy Foods

    Enrich Your Body With Healthy Foods

    In the age of fad diets and synthetic dietary supplements, we often forget that nothing compares to the nutritional benefits one can get from food. However, not all foods are created equal, as there are some that have naturally concentrated nutrients. These are called Superfoods, which provide many nutrients that support each other and prevent the kind of imbalances that often occur when vitamins are taken singly. Here are some of the superfoods and their health benefits, but remember to consult...

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  • Choosing the Right Fitness Program

    Choosing the Right Fitness Program

    There are a variety of weight loss programs that abound each with different methods of exercise but all promising the same results: that you shed off excess weight and feel good about yourself. But in reality, not all programs are created equally. Here are simple tips before you decide on what exercise program to follow. It has to be fun Exercise raises metabolism over time, and when it is done with a sensible diet, it allows the body to burn excess calories stored as fat. However, exercise can ...

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  • Men's Fitness Workout Programs

    Men's Fitness Workout Programs

    Nowadays, working out does not involve bulking your muscles like the days of Mr. Universe. Today's ideal male body that most women find attractive is that of a professional swimmer, lean and toned with just the right amount of muscle and body fat. As simple as this body may appear, it is not easy to achieve it. Follow the right training procedures and make sure that you are eating right.What should I avoid?Don't eat anything. It is a common misconception among "beefcakes" that increased consumpt...

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