Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top 10 recommended work outs To Lose Weight At Home

Weight loss can be attained with a full-body exercise routine. You can shed your extra pounds by burning the excess calories that you consumed. Going to a gym to workout is a very good option to attain weight loss. But many people cannot afford all the fancy equipment of the gyms. Many body-weight exercises don’t require any gym equipment. These exercises that can be done anywhere and anytime, they are pushups, squats and many other moves that use your body weight. 

Top 10 Home Exercises To Lose Weight Quickly
These body weight exercises also help you in burning calories, building muscle and also help in boosting your metabolism. Though, sometimes using body weight alone to exercise can bring in stress instead of strength.

Generally a full body workout involves pushups, planks, leaps, squats, lunges and glute bridges.

1. Push-Ups:


Push-up is a basic exercise that is done by simply raising and lowering the body with the support of the arms.  Triceps pushups are done by placing your hands on the floor right below your shoulders, while holding your body straight.  Now lower your chest by bending your elbows and pushing back into the initial position. If you feel this exercise difficult, you can make it easier by placing your knees on the floor. This exercise trains the muscles of chest, shoulders and arms.

2. Bridge:


Bridge exercise usually strengthens the whole abdominal region, hamstrings, the lower back and the glutes. It is considered as the basic rehab exercise that improves spinal stabilization. Lie down on your back by putting your arms by your sides. Now bend your knees and raise your hips while maintain your back straight and keeping your feet on the floor. Let the hips be in a straight line with your shoulders and knees. Hold it there for 30 seconds and gently lower your hips back to the initial position and repeat the same for several minutes.

3. Leaps:


Leaps / skaters are leg strengthening exercises. This is a great exercise for sports persons, which improve speed and grace. In order to do perfect leaps, get into a semi-squat position and jump sideways and then land on your right foot. Repeat the same process in the opposite direction, now land on your left foot. You can perform these leaps regularly to strengthen your legs.

4. Plank Crawl:


One of the best plank variations involves crawling. This exercise routine helps you tone your abs, back, and shoulders. Crawls are designed to use the upper and lower body in unison. To do a plank crawl you need to get in a pushup position, then lowering yourself down into the plank position by balancing on your forearms, elbows and toes. Now balance on one arm the come back to your initial push-up position, repeat the process by alternating the arm. You have to maintain a straight body during the exercise routine. Plank is commonly practiced in Pilates and yoga. You can decrease the difficulty level by lowering your knees to the floor.

5. Squats:


Squats are really great exercises for your buttocks and legs. Squat is a position in which you couch or sit with knees bent close to the heels with your thighs parallel to the floor. It is a full body work out that primarily targets hips, thighs and buttocks. If you find this exercise routine difficult then try the same sitting on a chair and standing up, now repeat this process a number of times to tone your body and provide some benefit to it.

6. Walking Lunges:


Walking Lunges are very high intensity exercises that help in strengthening thighs and hips. Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Now step forward with your right foot the land on your left knee and then on forefoot. Make sure that you keep your knees at 90 degrees approximately. Stand on forward leg with the help of rear leg. Alter the leg and repeat it again. This exercise can be done by holding a pair of dumbbells in both your hands.

7. Single Leg Balance:


This is one of the hardcore exercises that targets leg power. The first thing you need to do in this exercise is to balance on your left leg and lean forward at the waist by keeping your body straight. Now extend your right leg towards the ceiling. You should maintain a slight bend in your left knee. Then raise your upper body to the initial position. Repeat it a few times for a better workout. If you found this balancing difficult, hold your back leg for support initially.

8. Superman Back Extension:


This exercise will help you increase the strength of the muscles along the lower back and gluteus.  In order to perform this exercise, Lie on your stomach and gently raise your legs and upper body at the same time. Always keep your head straight in this position. Hold it there for 2 - 3 seconds and repeat it for 10 – 12 times daily to increase your leg power.

9. Bird Dog:


Bird-dog is an excellent exercise to stabilize the lower back (spine) during extremity movement. It works on abs, back, hips and butt. Begin with a hands and knees position (downward dog) with your fingers pointing forward. Make sure that your hands are under your shoulders and knees are under your hips. Slowly stretch your opposite leg and arm almost parallel to the floor. Hold your balance for a few seconds without arching or sagging your back. Return to the initial position slowly and repeat the same alternating sides.

10. Side Plank Hip Drops:


Side plank is the best exercise that helps you build core strength. This exercise primarily targets on arms, legs and back. Begin this exercise routine by lying on one side with your elbow lined directly under your shoulder. Lift your hips off the floor by supporting your body with your forearm and keeping your feet stacked on top of one another on the floor. Hold your torso steady for 3 -5 seconds and then slowly lower your hips onto the floor repeat the same process by switching sides.

THYROID NOT WORKING RIGHT?

Do you know that as many as 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority don’t even know it yet? Here are some tips on how to recognize thyroid issues, the most common signs that point to a thyroid condition:

1. Muscle and Joint Pains – Aches and pains in your muscles and joints, weakness in the arms and a tendency to develop carpal tunnel in the arms/hands.
2. Neck Discomfort or Enlargement – A feeling of swelling in the neck, discomfort with turtlenecks or neckties.
3. Hair and Skin Changes –Hair frequently becomes brittle, coarse and dry, while breaking off and falling out easily. Skin can become coarse, thick, dry, and scaly.
4. Bowel Problems – Severe or long-term constipation and diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome.
5. Menstrual Irregularities and Fertility Problems – Heavier, more frequent and more painful periods or shorter, lighter and infrequent Infertility can also be associated
6. Family History – If you have a family history of thyroid problems, you are at a higher risk of having a thyroid condition yourself.
7. Cholesterol Issues – High cholesterol, especially when it is not responsive to diet, exercise or cholesterol-lowering medication
8. Depression and Anxiety – Depression or anxiety, including sudden onset of panic disorder, can be symptoms of thyroid disease.
9. Weight Changes – Unexplained weight changes and issues can be signs of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
10. Fatigue – Feeling exhausted when you wake up or being unable to function all day without a nap can be signs of thyroid problems.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Eating colors for health

white (immune support),
green (detoxification),
yellow (beauty),
orange (cancer prevention),
red (heart health),
purple (longevity)

which color do you eat more??

9 popular hangover remedies from around the world

Pounding head, queasy stomach, dry mouth -- welcome to your hangover. While mankind is united in this particular form of post-bender misery, variations abound when it comes to taming the beast. Here are a few hangover remedy traditions from drinking cultures around the world.


Nine popular hangover remedies from around the world (© REX Features)

Namibia

The morning after an epic boozefest, Namibians sip a concoction called Buffalo Milk, which is surprisingly devoid of actual buffalo milk. Rather, enjoy a brew of clotted cream, dark rum, spiced rum, cream liqueur, and whole cream, according to Gizmodo.






Nine popular hangover remedies from around the world (© REX Features)

Germany

Hungover Germans saddle up to katerfrühstück, or 'hangover breakfast,' which comprises a raw, pickled herring wrapped around pieces of gherkin and onion.





Nine popular hangover remedies from around the world (© REX Features) 
Nine popular hangover remedies from around the world (© REX Features)

Poland

Poles are famed for outdrinking just about anyone, but they are not immune to hangover hell. Their morning brew: a tasty swig of pickle juice, writes Lonely Planet.





 

Italy

While Italians chase their hangovers with a fine cup of espresso, Sicilians are famous for their cure of eating a dried bull's penis. According to The Guardian in the UK, ancient Romans also snacked on deep-fried canaries after a rave.



Nine popular hangover remedies from around the world (© REX Features) 

Japan

After a heavy night of sake drinking, Japanese are known to eat pickled, dried ume, which is similar to a plum or apricot. Steep it in green tea to neutralize, sort of, the intensely sour taste, writes Gizmodo.


 
Nine popular hangover remedies from around the world (© REX Features)

 

UK

When it comes to binge drinking, the Brits are notorious - and their day-after remedy of choice, tucking into a fry up, a heaving platter of bacon, eggs, sausages, and side dishes such as beans and tomatoes. Another favorite: hair of the dog, or drinking more alcohol the morning after to ease (er, delay) the symptoms.


Nine popular hangover remedies from around the world (© REX Features) 

Philippines

Filipino partiers calm a queasy stomach with a delicacy known as balut, a poached duck embryo, beak often included.




Nine popular hangover remedies from around the world (© REX Features)

 

India

The morning after, Indian revelers reach for refreshing, electrolyte-rich coconut water - the clear liquid from young green coconuts.


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Home Remedy For Sinusitis

• Raw vegetable juice is beneficial in treating sinusitis. Combine 300 ml of carrot juice, 100 ml of cucumber juice, 100 ml of beet juice and 200 ml of spinach juice and drink on a daily basis.

• Consuming fruits rich in Vitamin A is effective in sinusitis. One of the richest sources of the vitamin is mango. So, patients suffering from sinus should have lots of mangoes. Other food products rich in Vitamin A include pumpkin, leafy vegetables, egg yolk, tomatoes, papaya, carrots, curd and whole milk.

• Roast 100 grams of cumin seeds and mix them with 200 grams of pure ghee. Consume daily. It is one of the most effective ways to cure sinusitis.

• Take a tsp of black cumin seeds and tie them in a thin cloth. Inhaling from the cloth would be effective in reducing sinusitis.

• Boil a tsp of fenugreek seeds in half a glass of water, until the decoction reduces to half. Consuming 3 to 4 cups of this tea would help in expelling all the toxins, increasing the perspiration rate and thereby reducing fever, along with sinusitis.

• Pungent smelling vegetables, like onion hr and garlic, are helpful in curing sinusitis. Inhaling their smell would also prove to be beneficial.

• Steam is effective in curing sinusitis. It opens the nasal passage by draining the sinuses and making mucous flow easy.

• Avoid cold items and oily stuff. They trigger the upper respiratory diseases, instead of lessening them.

• Gargling with salted lukewarm water is beneficial in treating sinusitis. For this, add a pinch of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and gargle with it.

• Prepare ginger or cinnamon tea and drink it when it is slightly on the hotter side. It is helpful in curing sinusitis. —

Know About Unani system of Medicine Background and History

Unani system of medicine (Unani-pathy) is generally the medicine developed by the muslims in India and elsewhere in the Islamic world . Unani medicine originated in Greece and is based on the teachings of Hippocrates and Gallen and it was developed into an elaborate medical system by Arabs like Rhazes, Avicenna, Al-Zahravi, Ibne-Nafis and others .Many Arab and Persian scholars enriched the system.

Unani System is based on the four humours Phlegm (Balgham), Blood (Dam), Yellow bile (Safra) and Black Bile (Sauda ) - it seems to mean hard substance and black material).

Most medicines and remedies
(often common herbs and foods) used in Unani are also used in Ayurveda. While Unani was influenced by Islam, Ayurveda is associated with Vedic culture .

Unani medicines got enriched by
imbibing what was best in the
contemporary systems of traditional medicines in Egypt,
Syria, Iraq, Persia (Iran) , India,
China and other Middle East
countries . In India Unani system
of medicine was introduced by
the Arabs and soon it took firm roots.

Unani System has Shown remarkable results in curing the
diseases like Arthritis,
Leucoderma, Jaundice, Liver disorders, Nervous system disorders, Bronchial Asthma, and several other acute and chronic
diseases where other systems have not been able to give
desired response.Now the system has crossed national
boundaries and is popular among the masses globally.

Unani treatment is based on its natural and remarkable
diagnosis methods and is affordable.

It is mainly dependent
on the Temperament (Mizaj) of the patient, hereditary condition
and effects, different complaints, signs and symptoms of the body, external observation,
examination of the Pulse (Nubz),
urine and stool etc. Unique and
special treatment methods like
Dieto therapy (Ilaj-bil-Ghiza), Climatic therapy (Ilaj-bil-Hawa),
Regimental therapy (Ilaj-bit-Tadbir), make it a different and
remarkable and popular system.

Regimental therapy includes venesection, cupping, diaphoresis, diuresis, Turkish
bath, massage, cauterization,
purging, emesis, exercise, leeching,etc. 
 

6 Air Purifying House Plants.

1. Bamboo Palm: It removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: It absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.
6 Air Purifying House Plants.

1. Bamboo Palm: It removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: It absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.

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