Learning Something New: For Life and For Health

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You often hear how laughter is the best medicine, and for some people chocolate or multivitamins fit the bill instead. Each person is unique and so is his or her preferred form of medicine. What about learning something new as a form of medicine?

Often there are parts of personality, talents, and health that haven’t been expressed, at least in a while, and are just waiting to be let out. Everyone has different talents, so the key to unlocking these hidden treasures is unique to you. It could be that drawing or painting offers a form of expression that you enjoy. Writing stories, or a blog. Dancing or singing. Someone who is good at cooking dinner might try out desserts or baking instead. How about learning piano or guitar? A new sport?

Learning something new helps us feel adventure in life, which is very much a part of feeling healthy and active. When daily work and chores build up, trying something new shakes things up and encourages us to be in better tune with ourselves in many different ways–including our health. It could be that you have a talent you have exercised before, and maybe it’d be fun to take it to a new level in some way.

The adventure of learning something new can be frustrating at first, and even this feeling can contribute to your health. People can find that the frustration they experience in a new activity is one they’re dealing with on a larger level too in other parts of life. Tackling the challenge through the new learning experience can jump start changes in other areas of life too. Once you take the first step, you never know where it will lead you.

Just as life is a journey, so is health. These two experiences are woven together so that whatever you do to improve one area often improves the other one as well. Learning something new sparks both your body and your mind in new ways, impacting both your health and your life.

So, what have you been wanting to learn or try out lately that you haven’t had a chance to express yet? Maybe you’ve thought about it and it’s felt a little scary to go for it. As the season shifts slowly from winter toward spring, jump into this challenge anyway and see what happens. Enjoy the new adventure, expressing your talents, and the changes it brings to your life and your health!…

The 5 Best Fitness Tips

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Make a fitness goal

Only people who get to their destination are those with the defined target from the start. When you do not have a definite goal in mind, there is the tendency to go off track in your life adventure, as the only result of unplanned everyday living is confusion. No matter how small your goal is, it will get you focused on something worthwhile for a fulfilling day. It could be to achieve 10 push-ups every morning before work or eat to a healthy meal for breakfast. Just have a goal to engage you.

Be careful what you think

Our thoughts are powerful, and it has been proven that what we believe is what we become. You are sick only when you feel so; Well and healthy when you think you are. Above all, make your thoughts resonate what you really want in life.

Make it easy, because life is easy

Nothing gets complicated unless you make it so. You know what you need, create the time, create the action and act without delay. There are fitness gyms around, locate one and get in their program. It can be weekend only; It can be every day, go for what is convenient for you. Nothing is a problem except doing nothing. If you are a paid worker, get a house closer to work, located resources around your home to get what you want with ease, including a gym to exercise, or get your workout kits and do it at home. Life is not a race!

Eat well, eliminate foods not good for your fitness goal

You are what you eat. The world does not lack information anymore; It is information that requires people. Get the information you need about eating healthy. You do not know where to get the information; Did I hear you say that? OK, you have a phone, do not you? The information is already on your phone, look for it. Stop taking soda or juices with lots of sugar; You do not need it more than you need water, a universal body coolant! Avoid all foods injurious to your health, it's your responsibility to know them and stop!

Try something new for a change

The workout is not cast only in heavy lifting, continuous running, climbing the mountains or 5k run to be fit, its starts with small things that get you focused, and free your mind from worries and idleness. Try things like yoga, meditation, dancing with friends and family, hearty laughter, giggling and stay on the positive side of life. …

Top 5 Reasons To Use Anti-Aging Pills

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Who wants to grow old? No doubt you are as old as you feel, but you can never beat time. It is that one thing, which you can’t run away from. No matter how far you try to go from it, you can never win the race against time. Yet, I don’t advice you to surrender!

As you grow older, or get into the phase of growing older post 40, the whiplashes of time are visible on your face. This is where anti-aging creams and pills come into the picture. If you take my advice, I always suggest people to use pills, rather than using creams.

Following are the top five reasons to use such pills:

  1. To fight against the process of agingI am sure you don’t want to look old, or at least older than your age. Due to stress, pollution and a lot of other factors, you, at times, look older than your exact age. That’s why a lot of people prefer medicines to look younger and better.
  2. To complement your figure or physique If you believe in maintaining yourself, you surely want to look younger, fitter and cuter. To look appealing to others, you have got to consume something that helps you look younger.
  3. To disallow any effect of time If you want to get compliments from people, you have to find out a medicine that allows you to stop any effect of the passing time. No one should be able to guess your age, by looking at the wrinkles on your face or skin.
  4. To imitate your favorite star There are a lot of fans, who imitate their favorite stars or celebrities; if you are one of them and you want to imitate your favorite celebrity, it is essential for you to find out if he or she is on anti-aging tablets or not. Most of them use such things to keep themselves presentable enough to the eyes of their fans.
  5. To impress the others around you Who doesn’t wish to get complimented from people? Has any stranger ever approached you and said that you look wonderful? If no one has done this for you, then he surely will, if you start using a tablet that allows you to pause time for a few years and make you look healthier and lovelier. Men, especially, prefer women, who look younger than their actual age.

Go ahead and find some of the most popular anti-aging medicines to relieve yourself from the stress of growing old!…

Food for Healthy Nails

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Nails are a protective horn at the end of our most sensitive extremitives: fingers and
Toes. They can often become injured from accidents or crushing weight such as
Heavy walking or running. They can also become infected from bacterial or fungal
Infections as well as separated from the nail bed or chipped from harsh weather.

The nails are often a reflection of our overall health or nutritional deficiencies. Some
Ways to listen to what your nails are trying to tell you are:

O Iron / Protein / Calcium Deficiency = brittle, concave, ridged, white half moons

O Too much salt = external fibrous growths

O Nervousness / hyper thyroid = separation of the nail bed

O Respiratory Difficulties = bluish discoloration

O Bronchial Difficulties = yellowish discoloration

O Anemia = pale nail beds

O Vitamin A Deficiency = peeling nails

O Zinc Deficiency = poor nail growth

O Vegetable Quality Oils Deficiency = thin, brittle nails

O Consumption Extremes in Diet (especially meats and refined foods) = washboard
Ridges

What we eat actually does affect the appearance of these external parts of our
Bodies. Start paying attention to your hands (and feet!) And feeding your body right.

The food we put in the body affects the health of our nails, but that does not mean to
Completely ignore the food we put ON the body either. Contrary to many fabulously
Smart marketing campaigns you do not need to spend a lot of money on chemically
Enhanced products to experience strength and beauty on your outside.

Natural oils are an excellent way to treat the external condition of the finger and
Toenails. Different oils affect the body differently. A great way to determine what oil
Would suit your body best is to examine your heritage and connect to the
Predominant oil in that part of the world.

Once you have determined which is best for your particular body's need use some
Time in the evening to take a "nail bath" (remember … the skin is our most
Absorbent organ …)

1. Allow your nails to soak in a small bowl of oil or gently rub the oil into the nails

2. Cover with cotton gloves, cotton socks

3. Sleep

Top Three Oils to Treat Your Nails Right

1. Coconut Oil: one of the few significant plant sources of lauric acid. This medium
Chain faty acid, which is also found in human milk, enhancements brain function and the
Immune system.

2. Palm Kernel: when unrefined, this high saturation oil is the one of the most stable
Of oils providing strength and ultimate saturation to the skin.

3. Olive Oil: the most stable vegetable oil, high in vitamin E, provides support to the
Liver and gallbladder (yes, no matter how you take it into the body).

Now, take a minute and think about how those chemically enhanced skin and nail
Products are affecting your body …

To your energy and success, Heather …

Healthy Food For Optimal Health

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When I learned I had breast cancer, I decided that I needed to find out as much as I could about how my diet might impact my health. I absorbed everything I would get my hands on that discussed the importance of nutrition in regaining health and preventing a recurrence of cancer. Shortly after I learned I had cancer, I also found out that I am allergic to dairy and eggs. I needed to make changes to my lifestyle – fast.

The first thing to go was dairy. All of the years that I was consuming massive amounts of cheese was taking a toll on my health. Almost immediately upon giving it up, the majority of my migraine headaches disappeared. Another astonishing revelation was when, just as quickly, I no longer needed the Afrin nasal spray I had come to depend on to clear my sinuses for 35 years! I couldn’t leave the house without it. Now my need for it had disappeared. I had no idea that all of these issues were being caused by dairy.

Suddenly it was obvious, but for years I went along consuming dairy and suffering side effects without ever putting the two together. To improve my health on all counts, I realized that I needed to get back to basic, simple foods. No more processed junk foods, no more saturated fats, and no more refined white flours and sugars. So, along with dairy, I cut them out of my life. I now eat a mostly plant-based diet that is rich in nutrients and full of vitamins.

I buy organic when possible to avoid the pesticide and herbicide residues that are so prevalent in conventionally grown produce. I cook my meals from scratch. No more cans, packages or boxes (with a few exceptions). I now use my creativity and Google savvy to put together healthy meal ideas that work for my family. I noticed an immediate improvement to my health. I not only started to lose weight, and ultimately slowly and steadily lost 50 pounds, but I started to feel like my younger self again. More energetic, less achy, clearer skin.

I found that by merging elements from a vegan diet and a raw food lifestyle I could satisfy my family’s needs of eating healthy. The elements that I incorporated from the raw food diet is not only eating more vegetables in their raw state, but also eating foods that are “pure”. In other words, foods that are not processed or otherwise adulterated. They don’t contain chemicals or additives as they are mostly freshly made and consumed. However, it was not feasible to prepare only non-cooked foods 100% or the time. Although, I do try to eat at least 50% raw each day.

I needed to include hot healthy foods into my diet as well. In the northeast the winters are cold and it is just not possible for me to cut out all warm food. As far as veganism, I have eliminated all animal …

Loss of Appetite in Children and When Should You Worry

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Before coming to the conclusion that your child is losing her appetite, it is very important to understand what the term means and what is the time when you should worry and take action. Many parents compare their children with others and if they find that their children do not eat or eat less than others, they conclude that it is losing of appetite.

What is loss of appetite?

The term means not feeling hungry or not having a desire to eat anything. There are varieties of reasons why a child experiences a reduction in appetite. Often when this is occasional, parents should not worry. If your child starts thinking that she needs to lose weight or wants to be thinner, talk to your doctor. This is a physical illness called anorexia which needs to be treated along with counselling.

Causes of problem with appetite in children

  1. Slow rate of growth

When there is change in growth, it can cause children to lose their hunger. The growth rate in first year is rapid, but it slows down after one year gets completed. So, if there is a decline in appetite due to this, it is quite normal.

  1. Stress

Surprisingly kids have to go through many stress moments and this may have negative effect on toddlers and children which includes loss of appetite. So, if this is the cause you need to identify the stress and try to alleviate it.

  1. Depression

Depression is a big reason behind deterioration of appetite in children. Most of the parents do not figure out depression in their children. If you observe lack of hunger in your child, it is a clear indication for that.

  1. Sickness

Some illnesses cause reduction of appetite in children. If you see sudden change in your child, check whether she is suffering from sore throat, fever or something else. Most children recover their diet as soon as the discomfort is over.

  1. Medications

There are some medicines that take away appetite from children. If your child is undergoing any treatment or has just completed one, ask the doctor to prescribe some appetite booster to regain her appetite. If it is a side effect of antibiotic, it will take a little bit of time.

  1. Anaemia

Anaemia is also one of the causes behind lack of desire to eat in children. Anaemic children are weaker, thinner and irritable. Treat this because it may interfere your child’s development and academic performance too.

  1. Anorexia nervosa

This is a psychological aversion of eating which children develop in order to become like their screen idols. If you feel this is the case with your child, take her to an eating disorder specialist and get this treated.

  1. Constipation

Irregular bowel movements in children make them lose their appetite. Check out the symptoms and if they match, treat it.

  1. Intestinal worms

Worms enter into kid’s digestive system and live there. These can also make your child lose interest in eating. Get the tests done and get it treated at the …

Type 2 Diabetes – Do You Take Care of Your Body?

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It is a travesty, so many people neglect their health and well-being because caring is inconvenient. Managing one’s health requires work and attention, the same effort often given to other areas of a person’s life.

Your job, relationships, and the activities you engage in are undoubtedly important to you. But do you give the same amount of attention and effort to your health? Most people do not, and this is one reason why preventable diseases like Type 2 diabetes and obesity are rampant in our society.

You ought to take care of your body. If avoiding diseases or complications is overshadowed by other priorities, then care for your body for no reason other than to live a better life…

  • investing in your body is investing in your health.
  • investing in your health is investing in your future.

Isn’t this the reason why so many people work hard? Money can be made with an exchange of effort and time. If your health is at risk, your ability to work is compromised, and your life expectancy may be affected. Type 2 diabetes on its own reduces the average life expectancy by up to 10 years. Other complications can suddenly arise and threaten a person’s well-being with more immediate consequences.

The point is there is no more precious resource than your health. Once you realize this, you should stop making excuses for not taking care of your body. Moreover, taking care of your body also implies taking care of your appearance.

While your physique is a component, it is not a vital factor. Weight loss is relevant for many trying to improve their health, but there are often more benefits beneath the surface. Internal health is measured by more than just body weight, even if high body fat is indicative of poor inner well-being. Two individuals may have the same body composition, but one may be healthy while the other is ill. This is why nutrition is so important…

  • healthy eating is number one on the list of priorities when it comes to taking care of your health.
  • weight loss is relevant, but particularly for those who are overweight.

In regards to physical activity, it is essential for everyone to the same degree. There is no avoiding exercise. However, it has so many benefits you should not be avoiding it anyway.

There are other things to keep in mind when taking care of your body, such as…

  • avoiding stress,
  • limiting alcohol, and
  • improving the quality of your sleep.

But you cannot go wrong by starting with healthy eating and making positive changes to your diet plan…

  • create a weight loss plan if it’s relevant for you.
  • start exercising or make a greater commitment to physical activity if you are insufficiently active.

Do it for your body, for your health, and ultimately for your future…

Getting Infertility Insurance

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As you begin to consider all of the options and treatments, you must also consider the costs. You will want to consider the cash paying options and the insurance options that you have. Although health insurance may pay for some or even all it is not clear as to exactly what is covered and what is not covered. There is a phone number you can contact for help in reading your insurance policies to figure out what is covered and what is not covered. Fertility Lifelines can help you at 1-866-LETS-TRY (1-866-538-7879). They can help you decipher what your plan covers. If you are not covered by an insurance plan, there are other options to help you pay.

How to Pay When Not Covered By Insurance

A new program called FertilityAssist can increase your chances for success by making treatment more affordable. If eligible, you can even get your meds through Freedom Fertility Pharmacy. In some places, there are insurance advocates that can help you find the information you need to get the help you are looking for. There are insurance specialists that you can talk to and counselors that will help you. Take advantage of all the help options that are available. There are steps that have to be followed and some times these steps can be overwhelming. Get help when you are confused and make sure you ask questions.

Ways To Find The Help You Need

Along with talking to information lines and insurance advocates, you can also go online to talk to some specialists in your community. The clinic or hospital may also be able to help you. Mayo Clinic is well known for their reputation and help; you may want to talk to them. You will go through counseling before taking the steps so be sure you voice your concerns about how to pay for such a procedure. Remember there are loopholes to every thing and if you do your research and find someone who knows about these you may find a loophole that will help you pay for all of the treatment.

Finding the right infertility insurance [http://www.infertilitytreatmentoptions.com/Infertility_Egg_Donation/] will lift massive amounts of stress off of you during a delicate life changing process. If you are lucky enough to have insurance then a big part of your battle has already been won. If you are still searching and still not sure how you are going to pay there are financial aids available to you. Keep searching and something good will happen.…

Three Minutes a Day to a Better Life

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Would you like a restful night of sleep? I mean sleeping like a baby, no insomnia, or waking up in the middle of the night. What about mood elevation, reduced feelings of depression, and stress reduction? What if I told you, that you can reduce chronic pain without medication? A holistic approach to a better quality of life, feel good look good kind of thing. The treatment I am talking about is called Whole Body Cryotherapy.

Cryotherapy is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness that dates back to ancient civilizations. Reaching temperatures as low as -120 Celsius (-184ºF), whole body cryotherapy is a fast and effective alternative to traditional ice baths. The treatment has been used for over thirty years in Europe and has made its way to the USA. Athletes use it for faster recovery, muscle soreness alleviation, and overall better performance. Celebrities use it for weight loss and for younger looking skin, due to the increased collagen production after regular use of Cryotherapy.

Allow me to tell you my story how I came across cryotherapy. I have been a fitness trainer for the past ten years. I lift weights regularly and live an active lifestyle. The heavy lifting took a toll on my body and I started suffering from lower back pain. At times, I could hardly bend and performing daily activities became a struggle for me. My sleep was interrupted each time I change a position, and I would feel a sudden lower back spasm. I had to learn how to sleep on my back. I did not like living a limited life, and I went to see a medical doctor. She assured me that it’s just inflammation and prescribed anti-inflammatory medication and muscle relaxers for the course of one month. As I was taking the medication, my pain gradually decreased, and I started feeling normal again. Woohoo, no pain! I was so delighted, but not for long. After some time, the back pain returned. I wasn’t happy. Overly I am a healthy person. I take care of myself by eating wholesome organic diet, I practice mindfulness, do yoga, all the things a health conscientious person does to keep herself at the top performance. Therefore, taking medication for the rest of my life to relieve my lower back pain was not a good solution for me. So, I started researching non traditional ways of alleviating my pain. That’s when I came across an article in a health magazine about cryotherapy. The author was pouring about the benefits of cryotherapy and one of them was inflammation reduction! Inflammation! That is what I have, an inflammation!! Being curious and would try anything at least once, kind of person, I dived into the idea. The closest cryotherapy spa to me was 30 min away. The next day I found myself driving there. I have to be honest, the unknown gets me a little nervous, and the thought of me being in such cold temperatures …

Resveratrol Health Benefits – What Are They? Is Resveratrol Really Worth Taking?

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There has been a lot of talk slowly about Resveratrol and it's health benefits. We've all heard the about the studies claiming that red wine is actually good for us and beneficial to our health. In this article, I will describe the known benefits of Resveratrol that I have uncovered after my research and use of the supplement.

Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. The purpose of this antioxidant is to protect the core of the grape from possible damage caused by the environment and several other factors. It turns out that this anti oxidant reacts the same way to the cells of our bodies as it does the core of the grape.

When the cells in our bodies are covered with this antioxidant, it takes the much less effort to have the same results.

Weight Loss.

When we eat a heavy meal, usually what happens is that our body does not have enough energy to process all the food in the time we would like. So what usually happens is that our body will store the excess of calories instead of processing them. This is when we gain weight.

Increased Energy.

As soon as the body has time to get back to work processing those unwanted calories, it does. This is the most common reason for a lack of energy.

Reduced Risk Of Disease.

The body is self healing. If we get cut or bruised, the body heals itself. The same thing happens when we get a disease or sickness. The only reason these things do not heal themselves is because the body cells are not strong enough.

These are the most commonly talked about Resveratrol health benefits. …