|Despite the age old assumption that men are the stronger sex, medical studies reveal that they are more likely to fall victim to serious diseases and to die prematurely before reaching old age than women. A lot could be done to enjoy a healthier life, by taking care and adopting a healthy lifestyle with regards to diet, exercise and habits.
Smoking and tobacco-related health complications are the single largest cause of preventable, premature death. A smoke can cost the life of a loved one so Stop Smoking, don’t delay it.
Stick to the limits….save your life……
A safe limit of alcohol consumption is 14 units per week. i.e. a unit is a single pub measure of a hard drink. But don’t finish off your weekly allowance in one sitting
Sex, like most other functions of our body is a normal process. As other functions, like for example, the digestion, can be upset by factors like a bad mood, stress or similar such things, so can the sexual function be disturbed by a whole lot of factors. These may not necessarily involve the anatomy but instead it’s the mind, which makes the difference.
If sex is allowed to happen naturally, in a relaxed way, our bodies will respond normally without any conscious effort on our part.
There are a wide variety of problem or situations that can upset the normal sexual responsiveness, most of them, fortunately, can be helped in a positive manner by understanding on our part. Here are a few of the most common amongst them and ways to improve:
Misunderstanding and/or lack of information about sex :
Its indeed one of the most telling ironies that Sex, despite being one of the most commonly discussed topic in our lives and in the media, there is a surprising lack of correct information about ‘What to Expect and How to Act’.
Those images of the ‘Perfect Macho Man and The Perfect Sensual Woman’ on the TV and in the Magazines make us feel that Sex instead of being a perfectly normal natural and enjoyable thing, is an ‘Act to be Performed to Perfection’. All this does it to add to the confusion and leads to unrealistic fears, expectations and fantasies.
Bad feelings about Sex and its consequences –
1. Fear of pregnancy; Fear of pain; Fear of being caught / heard / or interrupted.
2. Performance Anxiety-Fear of failing to perform well.
3. Fear of losing control (during orgasm) and /or becoming vulnerable.
4. Looking unattractive during the climax.
5. Bad feelings about yourself or your body like, feeling that the body is unattractive. Feelings that I am not successful (low self-esteem).
Problems in a relationship – Anger/resentment against the partner should be resolved as it can decrease the performance and pleasure while having sex.
Unsuitable circumstances –
While a ‘Quickie’ sometimes can be fun! But normally Good Sex requires a relaxed mind and body. Too much of a hurry, tiredness or preoccupation can rob you of the pleasures of Sex.
|Each day, the Fantasy Fit web site brings you a new Fitness Tip from our extensive archive. Become a Fantasy Fit client and you’ll have access to the entire library. In the meantime, check back here daily for a new tip.Don’t we need to include some dietary cholesterol in our diets since it is needed by our bodies?
Your body does need blood cholesterol but your liver produces enough blood cholesterol to fulfill your body’s needs. You do not need to consume any additional dietary cholesterol in your diet. To keep your cholesterol within healthy limits keep your fat intake low and avoid saturated (from animal sources) fat. Make sure your diet consists of plenty of fiber and fruits and vegetables (strive for at least five servings).
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Commodes and shower commode chairs can make a world of difference for someone who is disabled or recuperating after injury or illness. Featuring brands like Guardian by Sunrise, Invacare, and Drive we have a full selection of commodes to fit your short or long term mobility needs.
Nutritional supplements and replacements are often recommended to create or maintain a balanced diet. We carry the major brands from Nestle and Novartis, including the Resource and Carnation Instant Breakfast lines, as well as Benefiber Fiber supplement in powder or juice form.
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If you want to lose weight, cardiovascular exercise is a must.
If you haven’t been exercising at all, start by walking a few blocks. Gradually increase the speed and the duration. Once you feel that you are ready, try jogging.
Jogging may seem overwhelming, especially if you have never jogged before. 43-year-old Sita had wanted to start jogging for a while, and would always say, “My aim is to be able to jog a round of this park without stopping.” So her friend Latha one day said “Why don’t you jog with me,” and Sita said, “Oh no, I will not be able to jog at all. Maybe after some time, when I feel like I have enough stamina.”
A month later, she met Latha again. When Latha asked her if she had started jogging, Sita admitted that she had not. Latha then said, “Look, why don’t you jog with me, and don’t set any target for yourself. Just jog as much as you can, and stop the minute you feel a little tired. It doesn’t matter even if you jog two steps.”
So, Sita agreed, and she jogged besides Latha for a minute before stopping. After that she made it a point to jog at least that distance everyday. Gradually, she increased the distance and, a few months later, she was able to jog an entire round of the park!
Set realistic goals for your exercise routine, or you will get disheartened. Sita’s goal was not to straight away jog ten rounds of the park. Do this, and you will lose heart before long. Almost everyone tries to start jogging at some point or the other, and then they start detesting it and give it up. This is because they push themselves to breakpoint the very first day, and then just cannot sustain the pace.
The best thing to do would be to start very gradually. Jog until you can, and stop when you feel tired. The next time you go for a jog, aim to jog at least the same amount. If you very nearly killed yourself the first time round, the second time you will be able to reach the same distance with a great deal off difficulty, and will dread your jogging session the third time. Even if you do manage to push yourself, you will finally give up trying to equal your first time, and will consequently get disheartened. So, start gradually.
Aim to reach a level of vigorous exercise. Walking is a great exercise, it will help you lose some weight, and it will help prevent you from putting on more, but if you want to reap all the benefits of walking, make sure you walk at a brisk pace. The key is to increase your heartbeat.
Make your weight loss programme a priority and put it above everything else. Just like your job timings are inflexible, and you work all your other activities around your office schedule, so also make an exercise schedule and never waiver. If you have to go for a movie, buy tickets for a show after your workout, or don’t go. If you have to meet friends for a drink after work, join them a little later, after completing your workout.
Select fitness equipment that most suits your requirements, interests you and which you will enjoy using. Think first what type of exercise you prefer and what aspect of your condition you want to improve in particular. You’ll get the best results by using different equipment to make exercising as varied and motivating as possible.Don’t forget to STRETCH!
Remember to stretch before and after exercising. Stretching helps to keep your muscles and ligaments flexible, avoid strains and injuries and releases tension. Do the movements slowly and repeat two to five times both sides. (Our Fitness File provides a clear guide to simple but effective stretches for use before and after your workout.)
How do I keep myself motivated?
It’s easy to start exercising – but even easier to stop! All our fitness equipment has been chosen BECAUSE each product offers variety, easy-to-read monitors that chart your progress during a workout and, in many cases, personal programs and long-term updates on your performance.
Don’t overdo it. Beginners should start at low resistance levels (see the section How hard? to help you find the right training level for you). If you don’t sleep well after exercising, feel especially tired, have a headacheor your pulse doesn’t return to normal in 10 minutes, you have overtaxed your body. Continuous fatigue, an unwillingness to exercise and perhaps a lack of appetite are all signs of overexertion and you must tone down your training programme.
Remember to rest enough! If you are not used to training, have a day’s break between exercises. Only rested muscles are ready for the next workout. If you are already fit enough, you can train almost daily as long as you remember not to overdo things.
Be careful to warm up before exercising and cool down afterwards.
Drink enough during exercise and after you have finished.
Training must not hurt.
Wear suitable clothing and shoes.
Yoga has been adapted to a broad variety of applications. While these are not technically different types of yoga, they are distinct applications that appeal to a specific segment of the population. Yoga is becoming popular for adults and children who wish to apply its many benefits to a specific situation, such as pregnancy, performance in a sport, or as a therapeutic modality for physical illnesses or conditions, as described below.
Pregnancy Yoga – Yoga is becoming increasingly popular for women during pregnancy and after giving birth. Women are finding yoga to a gentle form of exercise which keeps their bodies toned as they progress through pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. During childbirth, a woman can rely on the physical strength and mental focus she gained through her yoga practice to deliver her baby with minimal intervention. Post-partum yoga helps a woman regain her muscle tone and can even be a bonding experience with her baby.
Yoga for Kids – As more parents enjoy the benefits of yoga, they are finding ways to introduce their children to the practice. Also, schools are finding the practice of hatha yoga to be beneficial for students in the areas of confidence, physical fitness, concentration, and more. Special needs children are benefitting greatly from yoga programs tailored to their specific concerns too.
Yoga for Sports – Athletes in all areas of sports from golf and diving to baseball and football are finding the great benefits of a yoga practice for agility, fitness and mental clarity. There is an excellent array of resources from books to videos which provide yoga routines targeted to the need of specific sports. Yoga Journal features monthly poses beneficial for various sports from skating to tennis.
Therapeutic Yoga – Yoga is becoming an important therapeutic modality as health care practitioners begin to shift focus from a masking or cover up of symptoms to a treatment of the root cause of various conditions. Doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors and yoga teachers/therapists are working hand in hand to treat a wide array of medical conditions from scoliosis to heart disease.
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|The Indian healthcare sector has been growing at a frenetic pace in the past few years. The windfall began ever since the developed world discovered that it could get quality service for less than half the price.The Indian healthcare market is estimated to be US$ 30 billion and includes pharmaceuticals, healthcare, medical and diagnostic equipment and surgical equipment and supplies. Revenues from the healthcare sector account for 5.2 per cent of the GDP and it employs over 4 million people. Private spending accounts for almost 80 per cent of total healthcare expenditure.
According to a study by CII-McKinsey on ‘Health in India’, India will spend US$ 45.76 billion on healthcare in the next five years as the country, on an economic upsurge, is witnessing changes in its demographic profile accompanied with lifestyle diseases and increasing medical expenses.
Coupled with the expected increase in the pharmaceutical sector, the total healthcare market in the country could increase to US$ 53-73 billion (6.2-8.5 per cent of GDP) in the next five years.
Private healthcare will continue to be the largest component in 2012 and is likely to double to US$ 35.7 billion. It could rise by an additional US$ 8.9 billion if health insurance cover is extended to the rich and middle class