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Strength Training For Sex Appeal

Strength Training For Sex Appeal

Posted on 28 December 2010 by mondev

You workout all the time – don’t you want to make sure that the exercises you’re doing will get you a sexy body and the natural sex appeal you desire? Learn More:…

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Staying Healthy through the Winter

Staying Healthy through the Winter

Posted on 28 December 2010 by mondev

Good health is the goal for everyone, especially during the winter. A Spectrum physician shares tips for keeping well.

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How To Develop Healthy Eating Habits

How To Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Posted on 28 December 2010 by mondev

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Good health is just a matter of taking a new approach to eating and making simple changes.

To complete this How-To you will need:

Cooking facilities
A shopping list
Healthy foods
Healthy snacks
Books (optional)
Internet access (optional)

Step 1: Cook your own meals

Cook and prepare your own meals as often as you can. This will help you avoid eating processed and fast foods, which are higher in sodium and fat.

Tip: Healthy, low-fat recipes and guidance are available in bookstores and on the internet.

Step 2: Make a shopping list

Plan healthy meals and make a shopping list. Fill your cart with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods, and lean meats.

Step 3: Read nutrition labels

Read nutrition labels. Pay attention to saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. The higher their numbers, the unhealthier they are.

Step 4: Eat breakfast

Eat breakfast every day. Breakfast helps to rev up your metabolism. Make it a habit to eat something within the first hour after you wake up.

Step 5: Eat every three to four hours

Try to eat small meals every three to four hours. Aim for three small, balanced meals and two snacks.

Step 6: Drink plenty of water

Drink plenty of water every day. Water hydrates the body and aids the digestive system. And it’s calorie-free!

Step 7: Feel the difference

Feel the difference in your body — more energy and stamina — as well as sharper thinking as you feed your body healthy foods.

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Health Benefits of Tea

Health Benefits of Tea

Posted on 28 December 2010 by mondev

oday on Mahalo Daily, learn about the benefits of drinking tea from Dr. Tea himself. Ever wonder if tea is better for you than water, or what kind of tea you should drink? Answer those questions and more with Leah and Dr. Tea at the Dr. Tea’s Tea Garden and Herbal Emporium in West Hollywood, CA.

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Aloe Vera Juice Health Benefits

Aloe Vera Juice Health Benefits

Posted on 28 December 2010 by mondev

Aloe vera juice has many help benefits, including improving circulation, regulating blood pressure, strengthening the immune system, defending against bacteria, healing ulcers and treating psoriasis. Consider taking aloe vera orally with information from a professional caterer in this free video on food.

Expert: Merrilee Jacobs
Bio: In 2001, Merrilee Jacobs launched a catering business called Peasant Fare Catering.
Filmmaker: Paul Kennamer

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Healthy Snacking to Keep You in Shape

Healthy Snacking to Keep You in Shape

Posted on 27 December 2010 by mondev

“Do not ignore your hunger pangs and eat without guilt. With advanced planning and a bit of preparation, you can have healthy snacks on hand so you’re ready when temptation strikes”.

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Eat Smart! Stay Trim!

Eat Smart! Stay Trim!

Posted on 27 December 2010 by mondev

Do you know that the basis of healthy eating is smart eating? Yes, and do you also know that eating when you want to have good health does not really mean going on a very strict and rigid diet wherein you are already.. Continue Reading

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US Trend: Longer Lives But Fewer Healthy Years

US Trend: Longer Lives But Fewer Healthy Years

Posted on 21 December 2010 by mondev

By Amanda Chan, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer

Although our life expectancy has doubled over the past 50 years, we now spend fewer years in goodhealth, a new study suggests.

A 20-year-old today will live one fewer healthy year than a 20-year-old a decade ago, said study researcher Eileen Crimmins, a professor at the University of Southern California.

Conditions such as obesity, dementia and arthritis are the main reasons why, she said. They prevent a person from leading a healthy life.

“We keep people living longer, and they’ve been saved from their heart disease, but they still have dementia, and there’s nothing we can do to delay or prevent the dementia,” Crimmins told MyHealthNewsDaily. “They’re living more years with unhealthy life.”

Crimmins and her colleagues looked at data from the National Health Interview Survey and National Vital Statistics from 1998 through 2006.

They found that a 20-year-old man in 1998 would live, on average, 45 more years without developing cancer, heart disease or diabetes. But a 20-year-old man in 2006 would be likely to live 43.8 more years free of one of those conditions.

Ten years ago, a 20-year-old man could expect to eventually spend 3.8 years without basic mobility — defined as the ability to walk up 10 stairs or a quarter of a mile or to stand, bend or kneel without special equipment. Today, that number has increased to 5.8 years, the study said.

For women, the mobility outlook is even worse — 10 years ago, a woman could expect 7.3 years without basic mobility, compared with 9.8 years today, the study said.

“One thing leads to another,” Crimmins said. “People who are overweight tend to stop exercising because it’s not pleasant or not comfortable, and arthritis is related to carrying a lot of weight. They’re circular.”

Crimmins and her colleagues also found that the prevalence of heart disease in men increased between 1998 and 2006, which means men are living longer despite having heart disease, she said.

“Men have heart disease because they’ve survived the treatment — the valve replacement or cleaning out of the arteries — or they’ve stopped smoking,” Crimmins said.

However, the prevalence of heart disease in women didn’t increase between 1998 and 2006, which Crimmins interprets to mean that women aren’t surviving heart disease as well as men are.

She also found that more men and women had cancer and diabetes in 2006 than in 1998.

Next, Crimmins said, she hopes to see why people at lower levels of income or who have less education tend to age faster than wealthier, more educated people.

Pass it on: We live longer today than we did 50 years ago, but we spend fewer years in good health.


Photographer: Sura Nualpradid

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Healthy Life Choices for Living to 100

Healthy Life Choices for Living to 100

Posted on 21 December 2010 by mondev

By Amy Sherman - McClatchy Tribune

Although most people think longevity is solely related to genes, it really depends on genes, attitude and lifestyle. Centenarians attribute their long lives to eating well, being optimistic and keeping busy.

The Census Bureau estimates that by 2050, there will be 1.1 million people 100 years or older. Do you want to be one of them?

There are several things you can do to start living right and working your way to the triple digit numbers.

1. Be your own best advocate when it comes to your health. Know what medicines you’re taking, why your taking it and for what duration. Know if your medications have any contraindications and be aware of all side effects.

Explore alternative ways you can deal with your condition so you can perhaps eliminate some of the medicines. The reason why this is important is to keep your medications simple and your side effects low.

2. Be smart about what and how much food you consume. Nobody forces you to finish what’s on your plate.

Research shows that portion size has increased and that it is related to an increase in obesity. Therefore, understand that you, and only you can reduce your food consumption.

Do it because obesity is related to many debilitating illnesses, which shorten your hopes for a long lifespan. Conscious eaters have lower blood pressure, reduced body fat and diminished risks for heart disease and even cancer.

Eat a Mediterranean diet, which includes colorful fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish and whole grains. Keep a trim waist for a healthy heart.

Be active. The more you move, the more you maintain flexibility, range of motion and responsiveness.

3. Associate with other optimistic, light-hearted people. As you age, you’ll notice that discussions tend to be directed toward illness or misfortune.

Avoid those conversations by focusing on how much you appreciate your life and how good it’s been for you. Some people also try lifestyle changes, like meditation, relaxation, and yoga exercises to keep their perspective upbeat and focused on the sunnier side of the spectrum.

Others seek professional help through cognitive-behavioral therapy to change their negative thoughts into more logical, hopeful thinking.

Your body tends to thrive when you feel supported, encouraged and connected.

4. Drink moderately and don’t smoke.

5. People who are married tend to live longer than those who never married, or who are divorced or separated. Of course, don’t just get married for the sake of it.

Those in unhappy relationships tend to lose the health benefits associated with that kind of commitment.

6. If your goal in the latter part of your life is to have long-term loving relationships and many special friends, that is a good recipe for longevity. Maintaining strong social groups and lively interactions keeps you alert, active and involved.

7. Live in the countryside. The less pollution you experience, the healthier you will feel and be. If you can’t move out of the city, make visits to the beach, lake resorts or other open areas a weekly adventure.

The further you are from car exhausts, factory residue and other pollutants, the less your body has to work to fight off these harmful toxins.

Successful aging is really based on good psychology and lifelong choices. Therefore, start now to reduce your stress, to keep your mind active and occupied, and to be the best you can be.

While age keeps creeping up, there is hope that you can turn the clock around and be healthier in your later years.

The goal is to not only live longer, but also to live healthier. Being 90, with a poor quality of life, is not something to aspire towards. Rather, if you can be as healthy as a 60 year old.

It is not too late to change your lifestyle to reflect a healthier way of being, and the time to start is now.

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Top 6 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Top 6 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Posted on 21 December 2010 by mondev

Many of beleive that in order to maintain a healthy heart, serious action is needed such as the intake of medicines and rigorous diet changes. The truth is, simple short term changes can have lasting long term effects.

Many research studies have shown the healing power of a positive attitude and having a generally good time with life – We only get one after all, so why not make the most of it!

Here are the Healthy Hideout’s top 6 tips towards a healthy heart!

Enjoy life to the fullest! Your heart will thank you for it!

Enjoy Life to the fullest

Studies have shown that people who laugh more and have lives filled with activity are much less likely to fall victim to a heart condition. When we finally decide to fly the nest and leave our parents house after signing a mortgage agreement of our own, adult responsibilities tend to result in the fun coming to a sudden stop. Maintain some childlike fun in your daily lives – Your healthy heart will thank you for it.

Spend time relaxing

The cycle tends to be the same for most of us. As life begins to gather pace, more things need doing, stress levels boom and the risk of heart disease increases.  The world moves along at the fast pace, a pace that you can’t change. You can however change your response to it. Dedicate a time in the day to get away from it all and relax your mind, be it with yoga, reading your favourite book or even walking the dog.

It’s only one glass!

Studies by the British Heart foundation have shown that those who choose to drink a glass of wine with their evening meal may lower their heart disease risk by at least 30 percent.  A small amount of alcohol enjoyed each day may be better than practising abstinence, and is of course better than drinking excessively. Red wine in particular is associated with having a strong healthy heart.

Create your own home haven

Spending time relaxed rather than being stressed can halve your heart disease risk,  so why not create your own haven in the comfort of your own home. Plenty of natural light, soothing music and an abundance of fresh flowers are great starting points. Have a dedicated quiet space in the house to ensure you have a place to think without interruption.

Soothe your soul

Belief in yourself helps to to keep you mentally grounded, which can help towards maintaining a clear focus. Research has shown that people who use positive words such as “hope” and “joy” tend to outlive their pessimistic others by a decade. Try to embrace all the good things in your life, rather than focusing on the negatives – It’s obvious, but happiness is better than anger.

Have fun and socialise!

Our hearts are healthier when in the company of others that we know and love. Try not to make excuses by not having enough time, and surround yourself with family and friends! It’ll do wonders for your wellbeing, without you even thinking about it.

So what do you do in your daily lives to help maintain a healthy heart? The Healthy Hideout would love to hear your recommendations.

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