A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Health is Wealth

Health is Wealth

A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

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Why You Should Sweat It Out Daily

Why You Should Sweat It Out Daily

Sweat makes you stink. Sweating is gross and many people hate it. Some people avoid exercise and going under the sun to avoid sweating. Sweating can be embarrassing if you’re at school, work, or just about anywhere with friends or colleagues near you. Sweat marks […]

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Ways To Reduce Your Utility Bills

Ways To Reduce Your Utility Bills

I am constantly trying to find ways to cut down on electricity and water usage to reduce our utility bills. Our electricity bill this month sent palpitations to my heart with a 25% increase! Today I am going to talk about ways to reduce your […]

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Regular Physical Activity To Lose Weight

Regular Physical Activity To Lose Weight

Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight.

In order to lose fat, some degree of aerobic and cardio work need to be done. However, the type of aerobic and cardio work needed for fat loss is a subject open to much debate. Aerobic activities (typically done at a moderate intensity, although higher intensity aerobics has been shown burn more calories) constitute any form of exercise that is repetitive, long, and hard enough to challenge the heart and lungs to use oxygen as a fuel source to sustain the body over a longer period (15 to 20 minutes or longer).

Aerobic exercise is any physical activity that makes you sweat, causes you to breathe harder, and gets your heart beating faster than at rest. It strengthens your heart and lungs and trains your cardiovascular system to manage and deliver oxygen more quickly and efficiently throughout your body. Aerobic exercise uses your large muscle groups, is rhythmic in nature, and can be maintained continuously for at least 10 minutes.

Aerobic exercise and cardio exercise are the same thing. Both terms refer to exercise that achieves the identical results: improved fitness by increasing both your oxygen intake and heart rate. When you increase your respiratory rate by moving the large muscles of the body, your heart pumps harder and faster. “Cardio” and “aerobic” are synonymous with the concept of endurance exercise.

Intensity is paramount. As intensity rises, more calories get burned. That’s why high-intensity interval workouts are a great choice for getting shredded while maintaining (or even gaining) muscle.

Running and jogging builds stamina.

Aerobic exercises get your heart rate up and large muscle groups working, make you sweat and help you burn more calories, leading to weight loss. Whether you want to shed a few kilos, burn belly fat, or reduce your risks of heart disease and many other health conditions like diabetes and cancer, including cardio workouts in your fitness regime can be beneficial in the long run.

There are plenty of choices for aerobic activity – indoors and outdoors. Moreover, aerobic workouts are easy to do and some are equipment-free.  My personal favorite aerobic activities are jumping jacks, frog jumps, skipping, jumping (on trampoline) and running.

Getting your daily dose of exercise can be as easy as taking a walk around your neighbourhood or going for a jog with your loved ones. Research suggests that regular aerobic exercise is the best way to get rid of that unhealthy belly fat.

Here are five cardio exercises that can aid weight loss and help you stay in shape within a short time. Regular cardio workouts will help you lose weight and keep it off.

Brisk walking
Running
Cycling
Swimming
Dancing

Dancing can help you lose weight and keep it off

Physical activity such as walking, jogging, indoor cycling, or aerobic dancing are all examples of aerobic exercise that strengthen the heart and lungs, therefore improving your body’s utilization of oxygen. For general health, aim for a 30-minute workout (or three 10-minute workouts per day) three to five days a week at moderate intensity. Moderate intensity refers to an activity that will increase your breathing and get your heart beating fast. You should be able to talk with ease during moderate intensity workouts, though trying to sing would be more challenging.

For weight loss, gradually work up to 45 minutes or longer at moderate to vigorous intensity five to six days a week, allowing for at least one day of rest a week. Vigorous intensity refers to an activity that will have your heart beating quite a bit more than moderate intensity workouts, and your breathing will be harder so saying more than a few words will be difficult.

This said, staying away from high carbs, processed and sugary foods is just as important as exercising if you are on a weight-loss plan.

 

 

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Should we limit ourselves to just freehold property?

Should we limit ourselves to just freehold property?

Are you checking at property for sale in Malaysia as you plan to buy a property on your own? Buying your first own property to be called home is another milestone achieved in your life. Whether it is for investment purpose or own stay, most […]

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Pumpkin Health Benefits

Pumpkin Health Benefits

Pumpkins can seem spooky in their Jack-o-lantern state, but don’t be fooled as they’re actually one of the most nutritious fruits out there. Most of us typically experience pumpkin at a few very specific times of year — carved into funny faces on front porches at Halloween, and baked […]

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Medical Tests That You Should Do Before Your Marriage

Medical Tests That You Should Do Before Your Marriage

Congratulations! He finally proposed to you. You still can’t get over the joy that you’ll be getting hitched to the guy of your dreams. Before you get to the wedding preparations and getting yourself a beautiful Jeulia wedding band, do not forget one of the most important issues in a marriage – his health and yours.

Photo of Bride and GroomHugging

The health issues that will arise in your future together are unavoidable and the way you talk about these matters is crucial to your success as a couple. One of the health issues to discuss with your partner before D-Day is health screening before marriage or premarital screening. Even before shopping for wedding bands, get an appointment for your premarital screening first.

Premarital screening, known as a test which is offered to couples who are getting married in order to check for genetic, infectious and blood transmitted diseases to prevent transmitted diseases or viruses to their future offspring.

Pre-marital screening consists of past medical history check, physical examination, and laboratory tests. Past medical history check previews the risks of disease of the person. Then from the physical examination, any visible symptoms of diseases or abnormalities can be detected. With laboratory tests, previous unknown diseases can be detected. All this is for understanding the risks of diseases and preventing any further risks immediately and in the best way possible to treat them.

Pre-marital screening is important in order to know the risks the couple have to take, and also for their children in the future. A lot of things can be anticipated by conducting the screening such as the risks of disease transmission, infertility, mother and child death during childbirth and baby defects.

Medical check-ups are not only advised, but a must do for a happy and healthy married life. Many are apprehensive about this, and have pre-conceived notions, but doing this will help you avoid unwanted and unneeded stress and problems later in marriage. Knowing your partner’s health doesn’t mean that the marriage itself is on troubled grounds. But it will enable you to take proper medical care if required.

Here are 4 tests you should do before your marriage:

1. HIV and other sexual transmitted diseases (STDs) tests
2. Blood Group compatibility test
3. Fertility test
4. Genetic or chronic medical conditions testing

If the premarital screening results make you both jump with joy, then all is well and the wedding preps can go ahead as planned.  But what if the results reveal some negative health issues? Then the both of you has to sit down and discuss at length how to go about dealing with the health issues.

If you and your partner are taking the next step in your relationship and are planning for a family in the near future, going for a pre-marital screening will help you better prepare for the future that lies ahead of you.

If all is well with the pre-marital screening, one of the best parts of the wedding prep is shopping for ladies wedding bands! Whether it is some simple gold wedding bands, diamond rings or silver wedding bands, there is sheer excitement and joy in choosing your dream wedding band, a band that will be a permanent feature on your ring finger for the rest of your life.

Shopping for wedding bands cannot get any easier at Jeulia, an online store for premium, artisanal jewelry that’s affordable.

 

This post is brought to you by Jeulia.

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Moderate Drinking of Coffee And Tea Good For Liver?

Moderate Drinking of Coffee And Tea Good For Liver?

Cirrhosis, or chronic liver disease, is a serious condition and a leading cause of death among people all over the world. To prevent it, new research recommends that we simply take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea! Good news to lovers […]

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Colored Cauliflowers

Colored Cauliflowers

Colored Cauliflower is available in green (also known as Broccoflower), purple and orange varieties. Although it may look different than the popular white cauliflower, the taste is just the same: mild, sweet and nutty. The orange and purple cauliflower are higher in antioxidants than regular white […]

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Reduce Stress and Practice Forgiveness For A Healthier Liver

Reduce Stress and Practice Forgiveness For A Healthier Liver

What does forgiveness have to do with your liver? Most of it comes down to your hormones. Historically, holistic practitioners tied emotional troubles to liver damage and therefore overall poor health. As you probably know, high amounts of chronic stress — which can be caused by emotional issues, relationship problems, and holding on to guilt, anger or shame — all have an impact on your endocrine, reproductive, digestive and immune systems.

case study of chronic liver disease

Research shows that changes in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis caused by stress promotes inflammatory response and worsens liver damage, even contributing to liver diseases. It’s not longer speculation that stress on the liver impacts hormones — it’s now been proven that the HPA axis is affected and causes changes in neurotransmitters and catecholamines.

A damaged liver is said to block healthy emotional flow, produce frustration and cause anger — and believe it or not, these have physical implications.  Poor liver function has been tied to physical and psychological symptoms, including: brain fog, rib pain or fullness, dizziness, headaches, cramping, joint or tendon problems, menstrual problems, blurry vision, and digestive disorders. This can also create a vicious cycle because the more stress your under, the more dysfunction in the liver can result.

Since the liver is closely tied to the uterus, involved in regulating reproductive hormones, a woman’s menstrual cycle and libido, it’s important to let go of built-up anger and keep positive energy moving by avoiding conflict and stressing over the small things.

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Effects Of Swimming In Chlorine Water

Effects Of Swimming In Chlorine Water

Swimming is an excellent  way to stay active and fit, but if your pool doesn’t have a saline, ozone, or a structured water filter, then you’re going to be stuck swimming in chlorine. Chlorine and bromine are added to swimming pools to kill bacteria and […]

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