Making the Most of Exercise to Fight Obesity

Bonnie Matthews weighed about 265 pounds at age 43. Her doctor told her that if she did not lose weight, she would be facing serious health risks. Today, at age 47, Matthews has lost 130 pounds and is a certified personal trainer and weight-loss coach.

“I could not deal with the numbers,” recalls Matthews. “I could not think about the amount of weight I had to lose, but I could start walking and stop eating obviously unhealthy foods.”

Quiz: What’s Your Diet Personality?

Obesity is dangerous for your health, and overcoming obesity is a long but important journey that involves a healthy combination of diet and exercise. Taking the first step is often the biggest challenge. Here are some exercise guidelines to get started.

Getting Started With Exercise for Weight Loss

If you are significantly overweight, the most important thing to remember is to start exercising safely. Obesity puts stress on your heart, bones, and joints, so starting to exercise too quickly could result in an injury or aggravate a medical condition that could stop you before you get started.

Talk to your doctor before exercising, especially if you are

Hula Hoop Might Help Shed Unwanted Pound

The Hula-Hoop, a large ring that can be gyrated around the waist, gained intense popularity in the 1950s and now it seems to be re-emerging as a hot trend in weight loss, a new study has found.

“Hooping” expends the same amount of energy as walking 4 to 4.5 miles per hour — enough to help a person firm up and slim down, according to a news release from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). And “it’s becoming a popular form of choreographed group exercise,” study author John Porcari, of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, said in the news release.

The study examined 16 women, ranging in age from 16 to 59, who regularly attended choreographed hooping classes. The researchers measured the women’s oxygen consumption, heart rate and rate of physical exertion as they completed a 30-minute video-led hooping class.

The researchers set out “to determine the effect of hooping on physical fitness and whether or not the intensity falls within ACSM guidelines for improving cardiovascular fitness,” Porcari said.

The study found that the average heart rate for the 30-minute class was 151 beats per minute, and the average caloric expenditure was equivalent to 210 calories for

Finding Products for Sensitive Skin Is Simple These Days

Sensitive skin, regardless of which part of the body it involves, requires products specially made for this unique skin type. Sensitive skin is not only drier than average skin, but is more prone to breakouts, rashes and itchiness that can cause great discomfort. Fortunately, there are numerous companies that specialise in products for sensitive skin, and people with this skin type can find products for all body parts, including the most sensitive are, the face. Although women tend to have more sensitive skin than men, more and more men are suffering from this affliction. Regardless of your gender, today’s products are more effective than ever and often cost no more than products for regular skin.

Types of Sensitive Skin Products

Products for sensitive skin include a number of products, such as:

  • Ointment that combines soft white paraffin and liquid paraffin
  • Regular and extra-thick cream that is non-greasy and is perfect for everyday use for both the face and the body
  • Soap-free wash for the body, which helps rehydrate dry and itchy skin

All products for sensitive skin are made with specialised ingredients, and they avoid certain ingredients like colours, preservatives, lanolin, fragrance, soap and oils. Their

Do You Love Fried Noodles? Here is the Recipe!

Everyone needs food. We cannot avoid this fact. Without food we will not be able to survive in our life since every person needs food for their daily consumption. That’s why here we really know how important the food for everyone. Since the food is very important for our body, we need to be selective in choosing what kind of food that we will consume for our daily life. Of course, the food should be chosen selectively. If we can choose the food that rich in nutrition, we can maintain our own health also.

There are many kinds of foods that we can choose for our daily consumption. Moreover, commonly each place has their own characteristic of the food and if we want to feel the different taste of the food, we can try so many kinds of different food. The most important point here is that we can choose the food that has the good quality for the cleanliness and also for the nutrition of the food.

Maybe you have tasted so many kinds of food, but if you feel so bored with those foods, why do not you try to choose the simple food to be consumed? You can choose

Male Impotence – Causes and Cures

We can all agree that there are periods when our sex life is just great, but there are also some days when we wish it was better. However, there are many men who are frustrated with their sex life because of the presence of impotence. Unfortunately, this is a frequent condition for men and it is characterized by lack of ability to obtain and maintain strong erection for normal sexual activity. Statistic says that the majority of men suffering from impotence are more than 50 years old, but there is a significant number of younger men with this problem too. So, men who have such problem should know that they are not the only one and that there is nothing shameful about this condition.

It is obvious that relationships can suffer or even cease to exist in case this situation lasts for months. Irregular sex or not having sex at all can cause serious damage in any relationship. Most women have the feeling that they are no longer attractive to their partner or that they are not desired. On the other hand, there is a constant feeling of guilt among men with impotence. According to some sources, more than 10% of

Why Following a Chiropractic Treatment Regimen to the Letter Works Better

So many people I know of will complain of lower back pain. For me it is upper back pain. It aches sometimes and burns like fire at other times. At my age having pain across my shoulders scared me. I got checked out to make sure it was not my heart simply because of the symptoms I was having. That is not something to ignore or self-diagnose. For me, it was nerve damage and some quite serious muscular issues with my upper back. I sought help from a Belmont chiropractor after being cleared by a regular medical doctor.

I was started on heat and massage therapy in the beginning. Then I progressed to electrical stimulation and an ultrasonic type of deep muscle massage that was especially helpful to me. I needed to get those muscles moving with exercise as well. However, it had to be done according to a schedule so that I could build strength and recover correctly. Continue reading “Why Following a Chiropractic Treatment Regimen to the Letter Works Better”

Exercise Not a Priority in Southern States

Southerners and folks from Appalachia appear to be the biggest couch potatoes in the U.S., according to a CDC report.

In the majority of counties in those regions, more than 29 percent of adults reported getting no exercise other than physical activity performed for their regular job. When compared with existing maps of other CDC data, counties with the lowest levels of physical activity also had the greatest prevalence of obesity and diabetes.

The new exercise data come from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) from 2004-2008, which used self-reported data from state-based adult telephone surveys and 2007 census information. The BRFSS survey asks participants if they do any physical activity or exercise outside the workplace.

However, the agency wanted to paint a larger picture of physical activity in the U.S., and synthesized the survey response numbers with stats and maps showing patterns of obesity and diabetes — which can be found on a special page on the CDC’s website.

The current analysis included data from 3,141 counties in the U.S., and found that inactivity outside the workplace ranged from 10 percent to 43 percent in 2008.

The states in which people reported being the least

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