Tag Archives: Fitness

Fitness & Workout

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Fitness may mean: The state of being physically active on a regular basis to maintain good physical condition.

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health or wellness. It is performed for various reasons. These include strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance and for enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the “diseases of affluence” such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.[1][2] It also improves mental health, helps prevent depression, helps to promote or maintain positive self-esteem, and can even augment an individual’s sex appeal or body image, which again is also linked with higher levels of self-esteem.[3] Childhood obesity is a growing global concern[4] and physical exercise may help decrease the effects of childhood obesity in developed countries. [wiki]

Best Abdominal Exercises

Best Abdominal Exercises

There are too many Ab Exercises out there.  Many are not effective.  So I have taken the time to narrow these down to the 12 most effective ab exercises.

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging For Dummies: Stay Fit And Vigorous, Feel Great, And Look Great As You Grow Older
Publisher: For Dummies | 2008 | ISBN: 0470149752 | 384 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Look to this book for advice, techniques, and strategies to help people stay vigorous and healthy as they grow older.People are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about managing their health as they age. Healthy Aging For Dummies explains how people can embark on a healthy lifestyle that will enable them to feel young, both mentally and physically, even as they’re getting older. It covers tips and advice on choosing the ideal physician; starting an exercise program; learning to meditate; taking the right vitamins and herbs; dealing with or preventing heart disease, cancer, and dementia; replacing negative thinking with positive thinking; and building memory and learning skills.

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101 Facts about Food

101 Facts You Should Know about Food
Icon Books Ltd | 2009 | ISBN: 1437968899 | 210 pages | PDF | 11.35MB

A new edition from the very useful book 101 facts you should know about food, illustrate a very important information, that you have to know.
The author of the essential read “Everything You Need to Know: Bird Flu” presents 101 things you really should know about the food you eat…The way fast food changes brain chemistry can make it as addictive as heroin. Eating less could be the best way to stop growing old. 47 per cent of broiler chickens sold suffer from crippling bone disorders. A typical family throws away 30-50 kg of food packaging a month. From the extraordinary distance our food can travel to reach our tables to the remarkable benefits of eating avocados, John Farndon shows the amazing, often shocking, truth behind the food we eat. Covering everything from the big businesses that control food production around the world to the dangers of food dyes, this book reveals the complex facts behind the simplest of meals. Find out just what GM food is and why you may eat it unknowingly, how food gets its flavour, how some foods are not as nutritious as they should be, how bringing exotic foods to your table may literally cost the Earth, and much more. This is an essential guide to the facts behind food, the one vital thing in your life besides air and water – and the world’s biggest business.

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Healthy Eyes

Victoria Francis and Boateng Wiafe, Healthy Eyes Activity Book for Primary Schools (2nd Edition)
International Center For Eye Health | 2007 | ISBN: 1902541219 | PDF | Pages: 64 | 2.5MB

Like the 1st edition, this 2nd edition encourages users to adapt the book to the local setting. However, we now know that the book has a more international appeal, and so the authors have tried to reflect this by modestly ‘internationalising’ it. Furthermore, this 2nd edition expands on some areas that were not covered in detail in the 1st edition; there is a chapter devoted to nutrition and a chapter devoted to refractive errors. The section on ‘How to adapt and translate this book’ has been expanded to further promote adaptation of the material so that the stories reflect children’s’ reality, and also to incorporate SIGHT AND LIFE’s experiences in overseeing translations of the book. Children in Bangladesh and the UK contributed additional drawings for the 2nd edition.
How to use this book

To the pupil

This book is about how to look after your eyes. There are stories and drawings written by other children. You can tell your own stories and draw pictures in the book in the empty spaces. You can colour the other drawings to make the book look nice. This book is to help you to know how to look after your eyes and what to do if you or your family has a problem with your eyes. There are things you can do at school and there are things you can do at home to learn about eyes and to help keep your and your family’s eyes healthy. At the end of the book there are ideas on what you can do with your friends to prevent blindness in your community.

To the teacher

This book is an activity book. This means that the children should be active as they use it. The book does not tell them all the answers; it encourages them to think and to do things at school and at home. The book should be used to encourage the children to learn by doing, not by telling. It should also be used to encourage children to take the messages home – they can do much to inform their elders about preventable blindness. Let them take their books home. If there are not enough copies, photocopy relevant pages.

Try to keep the simple tone of the book – it is meant to entertain and engage children, it is not a medical textbook!

To the health educator

The 1st edition of The Healthy Eyes Activity Book was also used by health educators in the community. The stories written by children can easily be adapted to make street plays or other performances within the school or in the wider community. The health messages at the end of each section can be used in other teaching materials, or to give to media professionals to publicise in radio spots, TV or print media.

How to adapt the book

The causes of eye problems differ in different countries and different settings. For example, children living in rural areas might be in danger from snake spit in the eyes; children living in a town might be more likely to damage their eyes by playing with firecrackers. This book is designed in a way that you can adapt all or parts of it to show the situation and problems of where you live. You might want to change a picture, a story, a page, or make more changes such as adding a chapter.

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Ultimate Nutrition Guide for Women

The Ultimate Nutrition Guide for Women: How to Stay Healthy with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs By Leslie Beck
Wiley | Pages: 480 | Date: 2003-03-21 | ISBN: 0471274267 | PDF | 16,3MB

Natural ways to improve your nutritional health.When it comes to health and nutrition, women have unique needs; they experience more health problems and visit the doctor more often than men. Women are also at particular risk for major nutrition-related health conditions, including heart disease and breast cancer.

Now, leading nutritionist Leslie Beck presents a comprehensive, complete guide to women’s nutritional health care, backed by the latest scientific research. The Ultimate Nutrition Guide for Women is written for all women–whether you want to stay well and lower your chances of disease or learn to manage your specific health condition through diet and supplements.

This book looks closely at how to manage the various health concerns of women–from migraines and anemia to polycystic ovary syndrome, fibro-myalgia, and urinary tract infections–with safe, natural methods. Beck outlines the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments or prevention strategies for the most common health conditions, then offers recommended dietary solutions, vitamin and mineral supplements, and herbal remedies. She explains how food affects your weight, energy levels, and the health of your body–and provides practical choices that will help women of all ages lay a foundation for better nutrition habits and long-lasting health.

Topics include:

Cervical dysplasia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Eating disorders
Fibrocystic breast conditions
Food sensitivities
High cholesterol
Thyroid disease
Weight control

Herbs for Women’s Health

Mary Bove “Herbs for Women’s Health: Herbal Help for the Female Cycle from PMS to Menopause “

Keats Publishing (1997-04) | ISBN 0879837594 | 96 Pages | PDF | 1 Mb