Soy has gained popularity for its many health benefits. As its appeal increases, so does the controversy surrounding the consumption of soy, leaving people feeling unsure whether or not to include it in their daily diet. While there are undeniable health benefits, there are also real risks for certain people. Depending on gender and age, it has the potential to negatively impact the body, especially when it is consumed in high quantities. While some... Read More
You're ready to jump into that heart-pumping activity and intensive cardiovascular exercise session, but are you doing more harm than good? Most people don't realize how important it is to keep your heart rate at a certain level while exercising, and you need to maintain a specific heart rate when you want to lose weight or improve your fitness level.
If you're not increasing your heart rate enough -- or pushing yourself too hard... Read More
You have one of those natural, slender bodies that most people can only look at with both longing and envy. If this is you, and you have not had to fight tooth and nail to achieve this body, then you are very lucky. Think being so slim means that you do not have to be careful about your diet and exercise? Try again. Having a healthy body requires more than just being slim or thin.
The Importance of Exercise
Regular exercise is vital in... Read More
by Samantha Hall
One of the most helpful uses of Reiki would be in cases of pregnancy and infertility. Couples who have trouble bearing children would turn to all ways possible just to find a solution to their problem.
Reiki can be used for infertility problems, no doubt about that. In one instance, it had helped a Reiki student... Read More
Osteoporosis is a medical condition characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of the micro-architecture of bones which result in bone fragility and higher susceptibility to fracture.
Bone fractures mostly affect vertebrae, wrists, humeri and femura. Vertebral fractures and, with lower incidence fractures of the femoral neck, may occur spontaneously, simply due to the body weight on the vertebral column or on the femur.
The aging... Read More
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, often referred to by the acronym GERD, is a medical condition becoming more and more common and which presently afflicts up to 20 million Americans.
Even small babies can suffer from GERD, and it can produce very distressing symptoms. These symptoms vary with individuals, while infantile GERD may present different symptoms to those seen in adults.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD] is a chronic... Read More
Hiking -- some define it as simply putting two feet down in rhythm, and so it is. It is walking extended in terms of time and glorified by specialized gear, which brings it in touch with a universe of diverse topics.
1. This is a diet sport. Putting those two feet down in front of each other for an hour on level terrain burns 400 calories. On elevated terrain, it burns 900. Figure in some of the rock or wood obstacles along certain paths... Read More
by: Alex Syrov
One of the problems that women face is a blood sugar. There are a number of factors that can cause high blood sugar levels. Pregnancy and menopause change estrogen levels which affect metabolism and how body processes fat. In turn, that affects blood sugar levels. Menstruation also affects blood sugar, at least indirectly.... Read More
We're all aware that the body goes through some major changes over the years. Combinations of natural and man-made forces work together to push us further down the path to old age. It sounds depressing, but luckily we're not totally helpless against this process.
Staying fit and healthy makes all the difference when it comes to the aging process. You can't avoid getting older, but you can help your body roll with the punches the years... Read More
Drill-sergeant fitness trainer Jillian Michaels may not tolerate tears and whining on The Biggest Loser , but at the end of season 11, that's what she's trading her athletic shoes for. Michaels tweeted her intention to quit the show to pursue growing her own family. "I want to take a year off TV and focus on becoming a mommy and doing more charity work." But don't assume that means Michaels will pack pounds onto her 5' 2", 120-pound... Read More