Friday, December 18, 2009

Physical Exercise

Physical exercise is the performance of some activity in order to develop or maintain physical fitness and overall health. Frequent and regular physical exercise is an important component in the prevention of some of the diseases of affluence such as cancer, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and back pain.

Physical exercises are generally grouped into three types depending on the overall effect they have on the human body:
  • Flexibility Exercises: These exercises improves the range of motion of muscles and joints. Example is stretching.
  • Aerobic Exercises: These exercises focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance. Exercises like walking and running comes under aerobic exercises.
  • Anaerobic Exercises: These exercises increase short-term muscle strength. Anaerobic exercises includes weight training or sprinting.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Drink Water to Lose Fat

If you are eating right and exercising at the intensity, frequency and duration proper for you, but still can’t get rid of a little paunch here and there, you’re probably just not drinking enough water.

Drinking more water does several things.
  • Firstly, it keeps you from retaining water. Much like skipping meals makes your body retain fat, not drinking water makes your body retain the water that it does get.
  • Secondly, drinking water helps you feel full. If you drink a glass of water before eating, you will fill fuller faster.
  • Thirdly, water is necessary for your kidneys perform properly. Good kidney function is important to weight loss because if the kidneys can't perform efficiently, the liver has to help them out. If the liver is busy helping the kidneys, it can't perform its task of converting stored fat into energy.

Any fat loss eating plan should include lots of water, as much as a gallon a day for men, and three quarts a day for women. When you drink all the water you need, you will very quickly notice a decrease in your appetite. If you're serious about becoming leaner and healthier, drinking water is an absolute must. If you're doing everything else right and still not seeing results, this might just be what's missing.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Exercises to Lose Face Fat

What do you look at first when you meet somebody? When you meet up with old friends, colleagues, your neighbor or new friends, most of the time you will focus your attention on their faces first.

The point is that the face is very important. Any weight loss will show on the face first. Thus, when people look at your face, they will straight away notice changes. So here are some exercises which can be done at home to reduce your face fat;

Cheek Muscle Exercises
  • Constantly wear a natural smile as often as you can remember.
  • Face the mirror and try to touch your nose with your upper lip by protruding it upward. As you do this, elevate the corners of your lips and contract your cheeks up to your eyes. Hold this entire position for 10 seconds and then relax. Repeat this procedure five times.
  • Begin with mouth closed. Puff your right cheek, hold it for 8 to 10 seconds and relax. Do the same for the left cheek and repeat this procedure five times for each side.

Ways to Get Rid of a Double Chin
  • Start by curling your lower lip inward and position it over your bottom teeth. Open your mouth wide and then move your jaw up and down. Keep on doing this motion for as long as you can tolerate.
  • Do some chin slap by continuously tapping your chin with the dorsal part of your hand (the back part of the hand opposite to the palm). Repeat this motion for as long as you can tolerate.
  • Chew some gum. This can be of good help to trim up your double chin.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible. It can also help you in preventing from many chronic helath risks such as : obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Healthy eating involves consumption of appropriate amounts of all nutrients, and an adequate amount of water.