Friday, January 28, 2011

Stay Fit for life Diet and Cardio

Most of us can't stay fit without major effort. It's a constant challenge. We have to watch our diet and we have to be active and work out. Skipping even a few days can mean you have to start the fitness cycle over.
You have to choose the right diet for you out of all of the diets out there. Plus, then you have to motivate yourself to work out regularly. That's sometimes harder even than the workout.
What is fitness, though? If you check with most experts, they'll tell you that the most important type of fitness is cardiovascular fitness. This fitness, also called cardio fitness, is a workout for the heart and lungs.
Cardio fitness helps your heart and lungs be more efficient. When your heart and lungs are more efficient, they are better at delivering blood and oxygen to the tissues in your body. When your cardio fitness improves, you also improve your metabolism and blood circulation.
If you are like most average adults, you need to exercise 45 minutes per day five days a week to maintain cardio fitness, according to fitness experts. Mind you, that is just for maintenance. If you want to lose weight, you'll need to work out more often and for longer periods.
To be healthy, pair cardio workouts with good nutrition. Optimum health comes from a combination of great nutrition and cardiovascular health. Focus on a balanced diet of healthy, natural foods.
Your healthy diet should consist mostly of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. You can have some healthy fat, but keep this to a minimum. You also need to take in protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Follow these tips, and it'll help you stay healthy for life. The time and effort you put into getting and staying healthy will pay you back with a higher quality of life, and perhaps even a longer lifespan.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Be Fit For Life!!!

 Be Fit For Life

I had never considered my fight to get fit for life as I recovered from breast cancer as particularly inspirational, but when Dr. Peter Tylee considered it worthy of a mention in his news letter, I got to thinking that maybe others might be interested in how I took the holistic approach to self healing and to get fit for life. So for those of you that are suffering from any debilitating disease, I hope you find this encouraging.

My desire to get fit for life started a few years ago when I was treated for breast cancer. After the operation I used the time while recuperating to really consider where I was at as far as my health was concerned.

I did some research and came to the conclusion that my cancer had been brought on by stress. (Just as an aside, I think stress is one of the primary causes of cancer, yet little research is being done in this area.) So as well as looking at my diet and exercise, I also looked at ways to reduce my stress levels as a constructive path towards my healing process.

As I did more research, I found that each part I looked at was linked to another. A healthy diet seemed to be a prerequisite to become fit for life. Then there was the need to do some form of exercise.

This came as no surprise, but then I found I also needed to be in the right frame of mind, to set goals , be positive, to know where I was going and what I believed in. I had thought of these things as totally different to my physical health, but I was finding out how much control our minds have over our bodies.

I had found for myself what several people already knew and that is to be fit for life you need to embrace holistic health. By this I don't mean total alternative medicine. Just that we need to treat the body as a whole being, including the mind and soul. I liked the idea and the more I read the more I liked the idea, and the more sense it made.

I became interested in mind power and began to understand more about how attitude has such a large bearing on how we react to illness. I knew that the surgeon had done what he could, but the rest was up to me.

I had always been fit, a big part of our life has been living aboard and cruising our yacht, but even so I decided that to stay fit for life meant making a proper effort.

Part of my exercise was to cycle to work. I took up meditation and once I had mastered the relaxation technique, I was amazed at how good it made me feel. Some years previously my husband had used meditation and mind control to cure seasickness, so he was always very supportive.

Gradually I began the changes that I thought would be more beneficial to my health. I also embraced techniques and ideas, some of which are many thousands of years old, but all new to me.

Being fit for life encompasses the physical, spiritual, emotional and mental parts of ourselves. As we grow we need to be aware of areas that need attention. It might be hard to get your head around some ideas such as emotional health, but you don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that if you dislike your job and hate going to work every day, somewhere down the line it will impact on your health.

If you are carting around emotional baggage such as guilt, resentment or grudges, they will eventually eat away at you and cause problems, not only in your life but also in your health.

I was grateful to medical science for making it possible for me to be treated for breast cancer, but at the same time I didn't want to spend the rest of my life taking drugs. When the surgeon suggested a course of radiation after the operation, I refused.

The same went for the drugs, though I had no medical knowledge to back up my belief, I just knew it wasn't right for me. There had to be a better way to staying healthy other than taking drugs for the rest of my life.

Being fit for life isn't about a quick fix or instant cure, it is about getting to know yourself and finding out what is right for you. It is prevention rather than cure. Had I been following a fit for life regime earlier, I would not have got the cancer in the first place.

Once we understand that we have the tools to facilitate self healing, that it is up to us to start learning how to use them, we can stop the use of drugs and the over burdening of our hospital systems.

I changed my whole life. I not only ate a better diet and did more exercise, that was the easy part. I also got rid of the stress and emotional baggage, I changed my job to something I enjoy doing and now live a more positive life.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fitness for Life!!!

Fitness for Life

Fitness has turned into lately one of the most accomplished and common modes and methods of physical surroundings and training, having now all the rights to assert the status of mass sport. The word comes from english and it crossed over all linguistic fences, being translated as 'physical shape', 'physical state', 'general physical training', 'health state', etc.
Deriving from women body building, which was losing its popularity, fitness has lately become an official sport. As a promise and performance sport, fitness requires personal and particular inborn and native calibers, like any other computational sport. The most primary calibers are: a balanced bone structure, somatic type, attainments, speed. For those fewer familiarized with contests in this sport, we mention that in women contest there are three events: evening dress, swimming suit and a floor gymnastics program.
Coming back to mass fitness, we should specify that, to a considerable degree, its popularity is because of its availability. At basic, the modes and methods utilized in fitness were largely adopted from body building, but then they began to discern more and more from those of the other sports. therefore, we now have a personal and particular method in fitness, with a smashing diversity of exercises.
Another vantage of fitness is that the surroundings and training programs can be personalized according to the future prospects or potentials and objectives of every individual. nevertheless, there is a ceaseless in all the programs, and that is the balanced growth and development of leastways three motion parameters: strength, resistance and mobility-physical calibers which are closely associated to the health state that fitness involves. This specification is fundamental and essential, because it makes the divergence from the doping cases(in these situations, the sportsman's physical shape can be swell, while his health state is unquestionably not ).
The surroundings and training programs include a really distant and diverse area of aerobic and anaerobic exercises. The programs can be taken regardless of age, as long as they are done underneath informed and able supervision and are well eclectic and assimilated. It's possible and it's even advisable to adjust the surroundings and training programs now and again in order to refrain from process and revive participants' intentness and interest. The diet and the program of rest and recovery are very primary. Sport dietetics has developed significantly lately and it is now specialized according to dissimilar sports, so fitness has its own nutritional recommendations, meant to sustain physical solution and effort and recovery after surroundings and training.
In fitness, physical practice is, up to a sure level, a means of relaxation in itself. nevertheless, there are similarly other modes and methods of recovery, like sauna, massage, reflexology, hydrotherapy, etc.
beside the superficial and evident benefits that the body has from fitness, the psychological effects of the surroundings and training programs are exceptional and notable and this type of physical practice can even have a prophylactic role in solitude and depression and psychological jeopardy and instability.
All the advantages of regular practice of fitness can be best understood only for the duration of months and years of ceaseless practice, when every new program supports the noes-is and conviction that it is highly fundamental and essential to train every single day.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Become------ Fit For Life!!!!

 Become Fit For Life - A No Nonsense Look At Fitness
Now, more than ever, becoming fit for life should be your goal. Obesity is becoming more and more a problem.  Obesity Policies are Failing in America (2005) report, about 119 million Americans, or 64.5% of adult Americans are either overweight or obese. Consequently, a rise in obesity-related diseases such as type II diabetes, breast and colon cancer, gall bladder surgery and cardiovascular diseases has been seen. So do you really want to become an obesity statistic or would you rather take  steps now to be fit for life?

Fit for Life - It Starts with Small Steps

The simple truth is this - you are overweight because you consume more food /energy than you burn off. However, instead of thinking of how difficult it will be to lose ALL those pounds, start with small, realistic steps. You lose the first pound and the rest will follow.

• Do Something, Anything, it will always be better than Nothing. It would be great if you could have a fitness buddy, but if not, don't be afraid to do it on your own. After all, it is your body that will stand to benefit anyway.

• If you started walking and started seeing the first pounds melt away, change your routine. Boredom has killed many a fitness enthusiast so although you may be elated at the first pounds lost, doing the same thing over and over again will kill your enthusiasm soon enough, plus the same thing becomes easier to the point that you have to keep steppin it up a bit as you get stronger.

• Challenge yourself a little bit - for 3 days a week at 30 minutes a day, do some weight training exercises. Start light; just use a set of dumbbells (even filled up water bottles will do!)

• Now you are ready to cross-train! Mix and match your fitness routine. Walk, run, jog, skip, whatever keeps you going, start at whatever level fits you and then gradually do more but keep it fun.

Of course, all this activity is for nothing if you come home panting and then start grabbing a bag of chips. Remember, being fit for life is also a lifetime commitment to eating healthy food!

• Do not deprive yourself of anything. It is human nature folks. If you tell yourself you can never have chocolate cake again... yes, you'll end up wanting chocolate cake... NOW.

• Start taking a look at what you put on your food and what you are eating with it. Sure cauliflower and broccoli are healthy but if you are dipping them in cheese sauce, you are just sabotaging your own diet. Start going back to basics. Think of it this way - nude food is good!
The closer to natural you eat the better, the best way to have an apple is bite into one, then comes applesauce, and then applejuice and think of that for all of your food
•  You really are, what you eat. If you are too busy to cook and grab a bag of chips and chug it down with cola, don't ask other people why you feel 'heavy' and 'down'.

•  It is said that by the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Of course, don't gulp down soft drinks go for flavored water instead if 8 to 10 glasses of 'plain' water is too much for you.
Drink plenty of water, you will come to just love it, there is no such thing as too much water, it can help curb your appetite also!!!!!

God Bless you and yours!!!!