exercise

Why Active People like Runners Get Blood Clots

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It does not make sense to many as to why active people like runners and those who participate in marathons can get blood clots. These have been observed prior to these people developing blood clots: they have been immobile for hours- usually during long flights or road journeys- related to lack of circulation they have been [...]

Keeping fit the Lion Dance way

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Chinese worldwide are celebrating the Chinese New Year which would end tomorrow, on the 15th day or the full moon of the Lunar Calendar. In Asian countries, it is very common to see Lion Dance performance throughout the 15 days of Chinese New Year. You would see agile youths, jumping, performing stunts and movements that [...]

Is doing housework the same as structured workouts?

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Of course, being physically active is better than being sedentary and not moving. Ladies, especially those who consider themselves active because: they go to the market every morning they spend the entire day cleaning up the home and doing housework they pick up after their hyperactive young kids Is there a need for structural workout if [...]

Losing weight without a gym membership- some success stories

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I want to share with you a few inspiring stories of friends I knew who managed to lose weight. The methods they use are simple but works for them. We all know that the tried and tested method of Weight loss = calorie output > calorie intake. There are many exercise and diet plans out [...]

What to do if you feel constant hunger/food cravings

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Years of eating fast food, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle can alter our metabolism and on how we deal with food that is ingested. If your meal consist mainly of carbohydrates- the simple carbs with high glycemic index, you can find yourself getting hungry within the next hour even though you have eaten a large [...]

How to get rid of static electricity from your body

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You would have probably experienced this- you touch something and feel a mild electric shock. And it seemed to happen to you more often than to others around you. Often, we spend hours each day on electronic gadgets like laptops and mobile phones. These portable devices causes transfers of electromagnetic energies to your body. As [...]

Effective fat burning and body conditioning home workouts

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I came across this very good 30 minutes video from YouTube on a workout- it is actually targeted for moms but I find the video contains quite a comprehensive list of exercise. The instructor Chana Balk is also very knowledgeable. The exercises are not easy and during the beginning, you may need to pause the video often [...]

Exercises to help relief pain due to PMS

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It is often that ladies suffer from PMS or pre menstrual symptoms during that time of the month or sometimes, few days prior to the menstruation. In a previous post, I’ve written on How to relieve PMS Syndrome for you to note on how to avoid certain type of food and doing the sun salutation [...]

Oil Pulling Cured My Fever and Sinus

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The next time when you are feeling unwell, stuffy nose, having dental/ gum problems or feel a fever coming up, or a host of other chronic as well as acure health conditions, try oil pulling. It’s easy, almost free and uses only a simple ingredient- oil which is readily available in your kitchen. Oil pulling is [...]

Exercise motivation in the gym for the overweight

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There is a guy (on the obese side) who I sometimes bump into at some yoga based classes. When I randomly go for a class on weekday and a Saturday, he was in my class. He has been diligently doing his best for the past month or so- and I sincerely hope he would stay [...]