Hi guys! Sorry about the late Exercise of the Week last week but you know how it goes! Anyway, starting this week I will assist you in working out your back. Today I am showcasing the compound exercise known as the standing dumbbell upright row. This neat workout focuses on the area consisting of the back of the neck, the part in-between your shoulder blades, and leading down to the middle of your back right between your lats. You need to be very careful how much weight you use because using too much will lead to bad form and possibly even injury. So it’s best to start light and adjust accordingly. With that in mind, grab two dumbbells and let’s have at it!
- Hold each dumbbell in each hand with the palms facing your body. Be sure to grip them at about less than shoulder width apart and rest them on your thighs. Your arms should be extended fully with a slight bend at the elbows. Also make sure your back is straight. This will be the starting position.
- Now lift the dumbbells straight up and as close to your body as possible and exhale. You do this by letting your elbows do the work of lifting. Bring them up until they nearly touch your chin. Pause once you are at the top.
- Lower the dumbbells slowly back to the starting position and inhale.
- Repeat for as many repetitions and in as many sets as recommended.
You can also attach a straight/EZ bar to a low cable pulley to perform this exercise and the motions will be the same. Stay tuned next week for another exercise to work out your back. Remember, for continued healthy living and for the sake of wellness, keep yourself hydrated!
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Passion fruit is an exotic tropical fruit well-known for its aroma and delectable taste. Have you ever tried tasting one? Well, health enthusiasts say that this special fruit, which by the way is packed with Vitamins A and C, is good for dealing with problems involving the digestive system. It may be hard to believe but its seeds are actually packed with high fibre which can help cleans our body of its toxins, most especially the colon and can even help prevent heart attacks. The wonders of this exotic fruit do not even stop there as it is also known to be an effective deterrent against asthma and cancer problems. No wonder people are resorting to natural remedies nowadays, what they need to treat their respective health problems can be found from the fruits of nature itself. What’s more, it is safe to use and poses no threat to our bodies.
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Back in the good old days, illnesses were not that complicated. People who get sick can either have the same treated at home or just take a pill or two, and he is fine the next morning. Unfortunately, owing to the worsening pollution, coupled with the substances mixed in processed foods, the sicknesses we had before had evolved into more complicated and serious one. The simple cold is not that simple anymore. Fevers now have to be monitored because it will lead to several complications if it persists for at least three days. If natural remedies were 100% effective before, the same is not true in the present case because doctors and medicines are needed to treat any illness, with natural remedies supplementing it. So with the progress of technology and while we may enjoying its fruits also goes with the risks of incurring serious health problems which have become increasingly difficult to deal with.
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Have you ever had that feeling that you wanted to fit right back into those old clothes in your closet but cannot do so because you gained a little weight? You yearn for the good old days where you can slip on to your favourite piece of clothing, but as years pass, you slowly outgrow it. Here is a breath of good news for all because a product called Nutrisys is out in the market ready to help those people who are desperately needing to shedding away those unwanted pounds. Let these weight experts help us in our dietary and weight problems, as they can easily formulate a program which best suits our needs. People here are so confident that the system works that they are willing to return the money paid to them in the event that people are not satisfied with the results. They have all sorts of plans catered even to diabetics and vegetarians.
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A common problem which remains ignored but poses a major threat to our children is obesity. While some parents may find chubby children cute and charming, they are unaware and ignorant of the fact that it poses certain major problems to their health which, if not checked and dealt with, may possibly lead to a child’s early death. Since children today opt to play with their gadgets rather than engage in active physical play, they have a tendency of gaining unwanted pounds because though their food consumption remains the same, it is never shed off since they do not do much physical activity. Hence, the best thing to prevent childhood obesity is to simply prevent our children from eating too much junk food and at the same time encourage them to go out and play rather than holing themselves up in their rooms where only their fingers get the much-needed exercise.
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We suddenly feel excruciating pain in our chests. Some may dismiss it as having a mere heartburn. However, people are unaware that they may also be suffering from a heart attack.
Heartburn is only a symptom, and the persons suffering from it usually feel a burning sensation in their chest and extending to their throats. This is usually brought about after people eat, lie down, or simply bend over as the stomach acid backs up into their esophagus. It is difficult to determine what brings about these chest pains, so people should also observe the symptoms of having a heart attack, such as if the pain extends to the left arm, or if it is accompanied by shortness of breath, dizziness or nausea. Though heartburn is a common symptom, persistent attacks should prompt a trip to the doctor. People who think they have heartburn but also exhibit signs of having a heart attack should waste no time and get emergency treatment for their condition.
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Everybody at some point of time has cravings for sweet foods. These sugar cravings happen because of the low functioning adrenal glands which are above the kidneys. One of the fundamental reason for the cravings is stress. When you are under tremendous stress adrenaline is secreted, thus causing the craving for sugar. Excessive adrenaline can reduce the body’s energy reserves.
During such times, doctors could prescribe a dosage of adrenal supplements. This will help the patients to regain their energies and thus will be in better control to take control of their diet in order to control the sugar intake.
Need for water i.e. thirstiness can sometimes be interpreted with need for sugar. Thus identifying such situations and taking sufficient water at these times helps to replenish the body. Also increasing the intake of protein rich food can lead to reduction in the craving. Food items that contain beans can help.
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Have you ever gone swimming? Be it in a swimming pool or in the sea or in a lake, swimming is a very healthy activity for the body. Swimming can be done by anyone at any age. It is a very good exercise as well. It helps in developing a strengthening your heart. Swimming can be practiced by anyone, irrespective of their weight.
Other physical exercises such as running, jogging, treadmills are at times not advised for people who are obese, as they tend to force a lot of weight on the knees. Swimming on the other hand is one common exercise that doctors prescribe to anyone who wants to reduce their weight and be fit. There are swimming pools that have the water temperature controlled. Thus enabling one to practice swimming at any part of the day at any time of the year irrespective of the weather.
The two main organs that benefit from swimming are heart and lungs. Swimming can also be used as a warm up session before strenuous exercise or games. By doing so, the heart is brought to beat at a higher rate thus preparing you for better physical activity.
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I am sure you are amazed. But this line is actually true. I am not saying that you eat anything and you will loose weight. Obviously my point is towards right and healthy things. Here are some tips that you should follow and I am sure that in just two weeks you will start seeing positive results. Just have a look:
- Do not ever wake up with tea or coffee. Your first thing of the day should be filled with good things not caffeine type things. Take fruits, or any fibrous thing as this gives a good boost to your metabolic rate.
- Eat small portions of meal and divide your overall food intake in six parts. Do not ever ever ever overeat as the extra you eat is directly stored as fats.
- Eat your main meal three hours before sleeping.
- Exercise at least 3 hours a week
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Running is great way to boost your health — and it doesn’t even require any special equipment! The exercise is especially beneficial to the heart and lungs, as it promotes healthy oxygen and blood flow.
Studies have linked running to reducing the risk of contracting a cold and even developing cancer. It also provides excellent stress relief and can soothe mild forms of depression as well.
(And it’s good for dogs, too!)
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