Thursday, November 27, 2008

Healthy Bodybuilding

If you get in a better shape you will see that the benefits for your mind and body are numerous. When you feel great, you look great. In order to live a great life you will need to go into exercising and you will get to even look better as a bonus. The truth is that you can basically do everything you want if you are healthy!

One of the ways of getting in shape is bodybuilding. A good workout and nutrition are equally important in bodybuilding. The first step is losing extra fat and then working out your muscles. Exercise basically means going to the gym for most people but it is a lot mroe than that. In order to start bodybuilding you should always be careful about doing it right and you will always have results!

Here is where nutrition comes and helps you: first, when you have to lose weight and then to give your muscles tonus. Before wanting to lose weight be sure that you do your research and do it properly so that you will not have any problems on the long run. To tone up those muscles you need a daily program with different dishes that contain all your body needs - proteins mainly but other energy giving substances.

A natural program for bodybuilding is one that does not use steroids or chemical substances to get you buff. First you need to know by heart the recipe of a protein shake that will be your close friend and give you the energy to work out. This shake contains 9-12 ounces of skin milk, a little seed oil, 2 eggs and some dry fruits. Mix them up and drink the shake especially in the morning to feel more energetic, and after workouts for your muscles.

At breakfast you should eat six or seven eggs (one whole and the other just the whites), 1 glass of fresh squished orange or apple juice, some natural oatmeal and a cup of coffee with no sugar preferably. At lunch you can eat only 2 slices of bread, a can of tuna in water, a salad and a glass of water. Until dinner we recommend that you grab a quick snack if you get hungry. In the evening you can eat grilled chicken breast of salmon file, on the side some brown rice or green beans and a glass of water.

By: Roberto Bell

As you can see water is very important for your nutrition and you should pay attention and drink about 2 liters of water per day as a minimum. Do not forget that you can go into cardio workouts at home! Get the Great Bodies you want!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Blood Pressure Kit - A Must Buy For Healthy Life

What is blood pressure? It is the pressure that blood exerts on the walls of our blood vessels. Systolic blood pressure is measured when the heart contracts and diastolic blood pressure is measured when the heart relaxes. These readings can be recorded on a monitor. When these readings go beyond a certain range, it spells danger. There are hardly any symptoms which indicate high or low blood pressure. In fact, high blood pressure or hypertension is called `the silent killer`.

Hence, it is imperative for everyone to monitor their blood pressure regularly. This can be done by visiting a medical practitioner or at home also. Blood pressure kits are a revolution in this direction. Studies have indicated that it is wiser to measure blood pressure at home with a blood pressure kit than to get it measured by a doctor in his clinic. Results are more accurate and trust-worthy.

However, blood pressure kits need to be tested for accuracy from time to time. This can be done by comparing the readings between ones own blood pressure kit and one taken by a regular doctor at his clinic. The two readings must nearly be the same.

The device which measures blood pressure is called a sphygmomanometer. A cuff is wrapped around the arm and tightened by means of a pump. A stethoscope is placed on the artery near the elbow. The air pressure is then released. When the blood first gushes through the blood vessels gives the systolic reading. Diastolic reading is taken when the pulse stops. The acceptable reading on the blood pressure kit is 120/80.

There are a variety of blood pressure kits to choose from in the market. They vary in design, utility and price. Some blood pressure kits are manual while others are auto inflated. Depending on the technology used, the features that blood pressure kits offer are:

* Irregular heart beat feature
* Pressure rating feature
* A multiple number of memory readings
* Average reading feature
* Blood pressure classification
* Body fat percentage and BMI
* Time and date feature
* Alarm clock and thermometer
* Excessive motion detection

Most blood pressure kits measure blood pressure from the arm while some are used on the wrist and a few on the finger. Doctors suggest using the arm type blood pressure kit as the readings are more dependable. It is as if proximity to the heart gives a better result. Finger type blood pressure kits are totally discarded now as they showed inaccurate readings. Again, a higher price does not necessarily mean a better product. Research shows that cheaper models of blood pressure kits give more accurate results.

In recent times, man has been drawn towards astrology. This has led to innovations in astrological medicine and treatment. A Rudraksha blood pressure kit has been developed which claims to control blood pressure quite efficiently. However, it lacks medical confirmation.

The Rudraksha blood pressure kit consists of two Rudraksha beads and a bloodstone pendant embedded in silver. The beads have to be soaked overnight in water. This water is to be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach. The bloodstone pendant is to be worn around the neck in such a manner that the bloodstone remains in the area of the heart. Blood pressure is expected to stabilize within a few days.

If we pay attention to the growing number of deaths due to hypertension, then purchase of a blood pressure kit becomes a must for one and all. However care must be taken to buy the proper and accurate blood pressure kit.

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By: Roberto Sedycias