Wednesday, September 2, 2009

10 Essential Health Tips

The Basics to Practice Every Day
"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything."
1. Move More
Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in small increments of time. It doesn't have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class or tai chi or kickboxing. But that's great when you're up to it. Meanwhile, move more. Thought for the day: Cha, Cha, Cha…. Then do it!

2. Cut Fat
Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage). Dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and sauces should be eaten in limited amounts. Most are available in lower fat versions such as substitute butter, fat free cheeses and mayonnaise. Thought for the day: Lean, mean, fat-burning machine…. Then be one!

3. Quit Smoking
The jury is definitely in on this verdict. Ever since 1960 when the Surgeon General announced that smoking was harmful to your health, Americans have been reducing their use of tobacco products that kill. Just recently, we've seen a surge in smoking in adolescents and teens. Could it be the Hollywood influence? It seems the stars in every movie of late smoke cigarettes. Beware. Warn your children of the false romance or 'tough guy' stance of Hollywood smokers. Thought for the day: Give up just one cigarette…. the next one.

4. Reduce Stress
Easier said than done, stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible. Thought for the day: When seeing red, think pink clouds….then float on them.

5. Protect Yourself from Pollution
If you can't live in a smog-free environment, at least avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares. Exercise outside when the smog rating is low. Exercise indoors in air conditioning when air quality is good. Plant lots of shrubbery in your yard. It's a good pollution and dirt from the street deterrent. Thought for the day: 'Smoke gets in your eyes'…and your mouth, and your nose and your lungs as do pollutants….hum the tune daily.

6. Wear Your Seat Belt
Statistics show that seat belts add to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries in car crashes. Thought for the day: Buckle down and buckle up.

7. Floss Your Teeth
Recent studies make a direct connection between longevity and teeth flossing. Nobody knows exactly why. Perhaps it's because people who floss tend to be more health conscious than people who don't? Thought for the day: Floss and be your body's boss.

8. Avoid Excessive Drinking
While recent studies show a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease, more than that can cause other health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer. Thought for the day: A jug of wine should last a long time.

9. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook
There's a definitive connection between living well and healthfully and having a cheerful outlook on life. Thought for the day: You can't be unhappy when you're smiling or singing.

10. Choose Your Parents Well
The link between genetics and health is a powerful one. But just because one or both of your parents died young in ill health doesn't mean you cannot counteract the genetic pool handed you. Thought for the day: Follow these basic tips for healthy living and you can better control your own destiny.

-Arabian Proverb

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Helth Tips

The most effective anti-ageing tool is exercise. A healthy dite comes next; add vitamins and anti-oxidant nutrients to your dite.

When feeling low, coffee might work as an anti-depressant. But too much caffeine can get you too buzzed to think clearly.

Work on your memory & toss in some raisins. These are rich in the element that makes your memory sharper.
A paste of licorice made by grinding it in milk can be applied in the bald patches. It induces hair grotwht.

If a snack is an important part of ur mean plan, opt for raw vegitables like carrots, cabbage, & skimmed milk, it will help u stay active.

If u sit in front of computer all the day or do any job that requires ur eyes to work hard be sure to take breaks after every 30 mins.

Make a strategy for limiting your food and alchohol intake even holiday parties and social gathering shoudl be no excuse for indulgence.

if we keep our respiratory organs healthy, then not only we can fight the swine flu but also can stay fit to fight any other disease.

Raw onion and garlic are antiviral, tso very useful to prevent flu infection. we should eat raw onion or fresh garlic clove daily.

plant oils such as sunflower, groundnut & soyabean oil are benefiical, fish oil also helps as they provide necessary fatty acids.

Aromatherapy is a good treatment for anxiety. Lavender oil is particularly effective but you can also use jasmine or sandalwood.

Take a handful rose petals and boil them in a cup of water. Add some sugar to it for taste and drink whenever you are depressed.

Aankhon ki thakan door karke unki sundarta badhayi ja sakti hai, kheere ke slice kaat kar aankhon par rakhein, isse aapko aaram milega.

One or two teaspoon of coriander juice added to fresh buttermilk is highly beneficial for treating digestive disorders.

If you have a skin rash make sure the area is getting enough air and ventilation. Never ever try to bandage it.

Sleep deprivation is a serious medical risk. You have to pay as much attention to your sleep as you do to eating a nutritious diet.

To cure constipation eat a guava daily. When eaten with seeds, it provides fiber to the diet & helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels.
The intake of vitamin A is vital for improving vision. Some of the best sources of this vitamin are milk, butter, tomatoes, carrots & dates.

Don't skip meals. Long gaps between meals can trigger mood swings because of low level of glucose. Eat 5 small meals a day.

Eat everything in moderation. Most foods have a positive efect on your brain and will help in balance your regular emotions and activities.

Low lavel of vitamins, mineralsn and essential fatty acids can affect mental health. Regular healthy eating habits can make the difference.

Boddy needs folate to produce & maintain new blood cells.Folate-rich foods include vegetables, wheet, rice, whole cereals, nuts & grapes.
If one is suffering from toothavhe put a drop of whisky on your finger and rub over the hurting gums to take the pain away.

Meditateor spend a minimam of five minutes daily in a quiet environment.

Five or six meals are preferred instead of three large meals. it is also advisable to have three meals with three snacks.

Virgo-Small signals under the table will get u everything you need without rocking the boat!