Archive for March, 2014

In to days Fast Foods and along with The ME generation and along with the advancement if science and health comes the Body every body wants, But is it healthy?

Remember when it was nearly mandatory for a Bollywood hero to have six-pack abs? Not too long ago, actors like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, and just about every other A-lister used to sport chiselled bodies in their films. This had even sparked a health trend of sorts with youngsters signing up for gym memberships to get that ripped look. But how feasible is it to use bodybuilding as a fitness option?

Is it for you?”Bodybuilding is about building your body. Whether you do it to maintain your fitness levels, climb Everest, run the marathon or be a competitive bodybuilder is up to you. Competitive bodybuilding is a niche sport, but bodybuilding is for everybody,” says Ronnie Coleman, a record-holding professional bodybuilder, who holds eight Mr Olympia titles. He advises beginners to start right. “Get proper training right from the beginning. It prevents injuries and avoids wasting your time with misdirected effort, which is what most people generally dont understand. Give it your all from day one,” he says.

True to formCelebrity fitness trainer, Samir Jaura, who has worked with Bollywood stars such as Farhan Akhtar (on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag; 2013), Hrithik, Deepika Padukone and Rani Mukerji, says the bodybuilding fad is out in movies. “Its because you look much bigger on the screen. Such bodies dont work for dancing and action. Bigger muscles make flexibility difficult,” he says. However, he doesnt dismiss bodybuilding as an exercise regimen. “Hook up with a good trainer and nutritionist, and chalk out a plan,” he says. Professional bodybuilder and Mens Physique athlete Mihier Singh seconds his opinion. 

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Its Funny Most of the problems come from things I feel could be previented such as the proper use of the equipment, proper supervision, a proper physical to see what stress the body can be place under and of course the trainers them self to be more concern of the client than that all important dollar money, plus Iam sure their are more factors than just what I said.

Thinking of giving fitness trends CrossFit or Zumba a go? You might be better off staying on the couch.

CrossFit and Zumba have exploded in popularity around the globe with millions of people tackling CrossFit’s high-intensity training or Zumba’s high-intensity dance workout in pursuit of a body beautiful or just to be fit.

But should these fitness fads, or just heading to the gym come with a health warning?

New statistics from the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) show a staggering rise in the number of claims from injuries Kiwis have suffered while exercising.

In 2013 ACC handled 23,325 claims made by Kiwis who were injured while “fitness training” or in the gym, data released to the Sunday Star-Times shows.

The jump has prompted ACC and industry body Exercise New Zealand to launch a research programme into why workouts are doing us harm.

On average, ACC spends about $330 million on sport and recreation claims annually. In 2013 gym and fitness injuries were the third highest total of claims for injuries in the sport and recreation sector behind rugby and football.

Exercise New Zealand chief executive officer Richard Beddie said there had been a 35 per cent increase in people undertaking exercise programmes in the past five years but more Kiwis were hurting after working out.

“We don’t actually know for certain why this is happening but we have some ideas, and we want to test them before leaping into solutions.

CrossFit has resulted in six deaths overseas and rendered an Australian man paraplegic, Beddie said, while Zumba seems to be causing its participants sore knees.

Beddie said he was still working through the detail with ACC on how the research programme will unfold but it should begin in June.

Thinking of giving fitness trends CrossFit or Zumba a go? You might be better off staying on the couch.

CrossFit and Zumba have exploded in popularity around the globe with millions of people tackling CrossFit’s high-intensity training or Zumba’s high-intensity dance workout in pursuit of a body beautiful or just to be fit.

But should these fitness fads, or just heading to the gym come with a health warning?

New statistics from the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) show a staggering rise in the number of claims from injuries Kiwis have suffered while exercising.

In 2013 ACC handled 23,325 claims made by Kiwis who were injured while “fitness training” or in the gym, data released to the Sunday Star-Times shows.

This was a rise of about 10,000 claims on the previous two years.

The jump has prompted ACC and industry body Exercise New Zealand to launch a research programme into why workouts are doing us harm.

On average, ACC spends about $330 million on sport and recreation claims annually. In 2013 gym and fitness injuries were the third highest total of claims for injuries in the sport and recreation sector behind rugby and football.

Exercise New Zealand chief executive officer Richard Beddie said there had been a 35 per cent increase in people undertaking exercise programmes in the past five years but more Kiwis were hurting after working out.

“We don’t actually know for certain why this is happening but we have some ideas, and we want to test them before leaping into solutions.”

Beddie said the industry thought some of the drivers of the injuries may be new activities like CrossFit and Zumba, with both programmes in the news for harm to adherents.

CrossFit has resulted in six deaths overseas and rendered an Australian man paraplegic, Beddie said, while Zumba seems to be causing its participants sore knees.

Les Mills’ globally successful BodyPump class has also had its share of injuries.

Its instructors are warning members not to pack up and put weights away while the class is still running after a weight was dropped on someone lying down, the Sunday Star-Times has been told.

National health and safety regulator Worksafe New Zealand received 12 complaints related to gym operations in 2013 and a further 15 in 2012.

The 2012 complaints include an incident at a BodyPump class where someone was “poked in the eye” with a weight by another user.

Les Mills human resources manager Marilyn Manning said from January to March this year there have been four injuries related to weights in its gyms with two in BodyPump classes.

Manning said Les Mills took health and safety seriously including appointing an external health and safety expert to review its systems, policies and practices to identify gaps or improvements.

Training is also an issue with the new fitness programmes, Beddie said. Becoming a certified CrossFit trainer takes two days compared with three months or even years to become a personal trainer.

After two days a certified trainer may not know how to pre-screen their clients thoroughly for existing issues and injuries or may push them outside of their capability, Beddie said.

“The certification teaches you how to do CrossFit but not how to do exercise correctly,” he said.

Beddie said he was still working through the detail with ACC on how the research programme will unfold but it should begin in June.

They will discuss with gyms why they think there are more injuries and investigate accident log books at gyms to get a clearer picture.

Once ACC and Exercise NZ have the findings they can then put together a programme to help bring injuries down, he said.

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SXSW  over the years has set some proven trends in the pass so this trend should not be a suprise of what is to come in the fitness and health area While I’m no soothsayer, one area likely to be bigger and better than ever before is digital health and fitness.  the top five health and fitness trends to expect to see at SXSW this year.

From spin class to cross-fit, Pilates to Plyometrics, people take group classes because interacting with others keeps them more motivated, engaged and accountable. For apps and hardware to compete in this space, the focus must shift from the gadgets to the experience so that even when users are working out by themselves, they feel they are engaged and connected with others. It’s this social aspect of fitness that pushes people to reach new goals – if you know friends are tracking your run, you’re going to run a little faster and go a little farther. As apps and devices become more complex, there will be increased social features that allow users to interact, even if they’re on opposite sides of the world.

Will health and fitness data become more integrated with healthcare? FG: While the digital health and fitness sector has grown at an impressive speed, the healthcare system still operates at a mainly analogue level. Doctors therefore want access to personal tracking data so they can better understand patients’ overall lifestyles and provide better treatment. Conversely, many sleep and nutrition tracking companies are already trying to sell their data to major clinics and labs, while universities and insurance companies are requesting data from app and hardware companies. New brands are even emerging with the sole purpose of playing middleman between the healthcare industry and the digital health and fitness sector.

Talk to me about the technological vs. the natural.What is the best way to “optimize” our lives? FG: We live in a world where technology and innovation are part of our everyday lives. just about everything – from calling cabs, to scheduling dates, to tracking the size of our baby (yes, really) – at what point is technology actually helping us?

 

While I’m no soothsayer, one area likely to be bigger and better than ever before is digital health and fitness.  the top five health and fitness trends to expect to see at SXSW this year.

From spin class to cross-fit, Pilates to Plyometrics, people take group classes because interacting with others keeps them more motivated, engaged and accountable. For apps and hardware to compete in this space, the focus must shift from the gadgets to the experience so that even when users are working out by themselves, they feel they are engaged and connected with others. It’s this social aspect of fitness that pushes people to reach new goals – if you know friends are tracking your run, you’re going to run a little faster and go a little farther. As apps and devices become more complex, there will be increased social features that allow users to interact, even if they’re on opposite sides of the world.

Will health and fitness data become more integrated with healthcare? FG: While the digital health and fitness sector has grown at an impressive speed, the healthcare system still operates at a mainly analogue level. Doctors therefore want access to personal tracking data so they can better understand patients’ overall lifestyles and provide better treatment. Conversely, many sleep and nutrition tracking companies are already trying to sell their data to major clinics and labs, while universities and insurance companies are requesting data from app and hardware companies. New brands are even emerging with the sole purpose of playing middleman between the healthcare industry and the digital health and fitness sector.

Talk to me about the technological vs. the natural. What is the best way to “optimize” our lives? FG: We live in a world where technology and innovation are part of our everyday lives. just about everything – from calling cabs, to scheduling dates, to tracking the size of our baby (yes, really) – at what point is technology actually helping us?

 

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Some times we look at our bodies thru other peoples eyes and not our own and wonder why we don’t  see results.Consider that you go about your day thinking, “This is how I do that, and this is how I do this.” It works, you feel it, and you don’t look completely lost. But then there’s a person — someone you don’t expect, most of the time — who says something along the lines of, “Why don’t you try leaning back a bit more when you do that?” One tiny suggestion, but you’ve got to admit: It does work better!

Along my path of discovering my fit self, I’ve had plenty of these moments, and I want to share a few with you. There aren’t many shortcuts in life, but I hope these help.

1. It’s not about the weight you move. Okay, well, it sort of is. But weight’s not everything. A lot of new lifters want to push as much weight as possible, in any way possible. I know I did. When I hit 185 pounds, I was ecstatic. “Finally, a plate!” I thought. Then I fixed my form, and the 185 pounds dropped — quickly. Doing lifts in the right manner can drastically alter the way an exercise works. It’s important in both preventing injuries and building a balanced physique.

2. Muscle activation. Along the same lines, lifting with the proper muscle activation can really change the way a lift feels. It might have the same effect as a form change, causing you to use muscles you’re not used to. Lowering the weight and finding the mind-muscle connection is just as important as the form.

3. It’s more about the meal than the exercise. I see it all the time. People log mile upon mile on the treadmill or pavement, yet the weight still doesn’t come off. The opposite can be the same: under the bar, day in and day out, but can’t put on weight. It’s the food. Calories in, and calories out. You have to eat toward your goals or you’ll never get there. Whether trimming or bulking, protein, carbs and fat all need to be tracked and monitored.

4. People aren’t paying attention to you in the gym. I suffered from this badly when I first started frequenting the gym. I was a 260-pound man who hadn’t sniffed an organized sport or training session in well over eight years. If it weren’t for a personal trainer who did an amazing job of making me feel like the only person in the room, I may not have continued. It took me a long time to realize that the people in the room didn’t care what I was doing. Even when it looked like I might be trying to hurt myself, no one said anything. As I became more comfortable, I did the same. If anything, when I did notice someone in the gym it wasn’t because they were out of place, but because I was happy they were starting their own journey. I loved it.

5. It’s all about consistency. Finally, if there is one thing I wish I could get through everyone’s skull, it would be that it takes time and consistency to become fit and healthy. It’s not an overnight thing. Others getting discouraged and quitting is the most frustrating thing for me to see. Results are slow and steady, weight change fluctuates, and linear gains only last so long. My favorite saying is, “It’s ‘working out,’ not ‘leisure-ing out.'”

 

Consider that you go about your day thinking, “This is how I do that, and this is how I do this.” It works, you feel it, and you don’t look completely lost. But then there’s a person — someone you don’t expect, most of the time — who says something along the lines of, “Why don’t you try leaning back a bit more when you do that?” One tiny suggestion, but you’ve got to admit: It does work better!

Along my path of discovering my fit self, I’ve had plenty of these moments, and I want to share a few with you. There aren’t many shortcuts in life, but I hope these help.

1. It’s not about the weight you move. Okay, well, it sort of is. But weight’s not everything. A lot of new lifters want to push as much weight as possible, in any way possible. I know I did. When I hit 185 pounds, I was ecstatic. “Finally, a plate!” I thought. Then I fixed my form, and the 185 pounds dropped — quickly. Doing lifts in the right manner can drastically alter the way an exercise works. It’s important in both preventing injuries and building a balanced physique.

2. Muscle activation. Along the same lines, lifting with the proper muscle activation can really change the way a lift feels. It might have the same effect as a form change, causing you to use muscles you’re not used to. Lowering the weight and finding the mind-muscle connection is just as important as the form.

3. It’s more about the meal than the exercise. I see it all the time. People log mile upon mile on the treadmill or pavement, yet the weight still doesn’t come off. The opposite can be the same: under the bar, day in and day out, but can’t put on weight. It’s the food. Calories in, and calories out. You have to eat toward your goals or you’ll never get there. Whether trimming or bulking, protein, carbs and fat all need to be tracked and monitored.

4. People aren’t paying attention to you in the gym. I suffered from this badly when I first started frequenting the gym. I was a 260-pound man who hadn’t sniffed an organized sport or training session in well over eight years. If it weren’t for a personal trainer who did an amazing job of making me feel like the only person in the room, I may not have continued. It took me a long time to realize that the people in the room didn’t care what I was doing. Even when it looked like I might be trying to hurt myself, no one said anything. As I became more comfortable, I did the same. If anything, when I did notice someone in the gym it wasn’t because they were out of place, but because I was happy they were starting their own journey. I loved it.

5. It’s all about consistency. Finally, if there is one thing I wish I could get through everyone’s skull, it would be that it takes time and consistency to become fit and healthy. It’s not an overnight thing. Others getting discouraged and quitting is the most frustrating thing for me to see. Results are slow and steady, weight change fluctuates, and linear gains only last so long. My favorite saying is, “It’s ‘working out,’ not ‘leisure-ing out.'”

 

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WHY YOU NEED BACTERIA IN YOUR SYSTEM

OUR BODIES CONTAIN  TEN TIMES MORE BACTERIA THAN CELLS—AND THE MAJORITY OF BACTERIA LIVES IN OUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. THERE ARE 100 TRILLION VIABLE BACTERIA IN THE COLON COMPRISED OF HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT SPECIES. BACTERIA IN THE COLON ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS GUT FLORA, AND WE NEED THESE BACTERIA FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH.

THE BACTERIA IN OUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM CREATE MANY BENEFITS. WHEN WE HAVE A GOOD BALANCE OF BACTERIA, WE HAVE A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.
WE PROVIDE THEM WITH FOOD AND THEY PROVIDE US WITH MYRIAD BENEFITS, INCLUDING THE SYNTHESIS OF BIOTIN, COBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12), PYRIDOXINE (VITAMIN B6), PANTOTHENIC ACID (VITAMIN B5) AND VITAMIN K.
THEY ALSO SYNTHESIZE THE SHORT-CHAIN FATTY ACIDS BUTYRATE, PROPIONATE AND ACETATE.

WHEN OUR BENEFICIAL BACTERIA HAVE A STABLE COLONY COUNT, THEY PREVENT OTHER PATHOGENS FROM THRIVING BY USING ALL AVAILABLE FOOD SOURCES. THE HEALTHY GUT FLORA ALSO HELPS OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM BY STIMULATING THE MATURATION OF IMMUNE CELLS; BREAKING DOWN SEVERAL COMPONENTS INTO ACTIVE FORMS WE CAN METABOLIZE; AND INACTIVATING CERTAIN MUTAGENS AND CARCINOGENS, SUCH AS N-NITROSAMINES.

DYSBIOSIS HAPPENS WHEN OUR GUT FLORA IS NOT BALANCED BETWEEN SPECIES, AND WHEN PATHOGENIC BACTERIA ARE THRIVING. DYSBIOTIC POPULATIONS PRODUCE AMMONIA, INACTIVATE ENZYMES NEEDED FOR PROTEIN AND CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM, DESATURATE  BILE   STEROIDS AND CREATE NUMEROUS SIDE EFFECTS SUCH AS DIARRHEA, ABDOMINAL DISTENTION, ECZEMA, IRRITABLE BOWEL, DEPRESSION, FOOD ALLERGIES AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.

DYSBIOSIS CAN OCCUR FROM ANTIBIOTIC USE OR BY EATING ANTIBIOTIC HIDDEN IN MEAT, POULTRY AND DAIRY PRODUCTS. STRESS, ILLNESS AND A DIET HIGH IN INFLAMMATORY FOODS SUCH AS NONORGANIC DAIRY AND MEAT OR HYDROGENATED TRANS-FATTY ACIDS CAN ALL DISRUPT THE BALANCE OF BACTERIA IN THE GUT. ONE OF THE RISK OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD IS IT CAN ALSO DISRUPT THE BALANCE OF BACTERIA.

TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY GUT FLORA, YOU NEED TO CONSUME BOTH PERBIOTIC AND PROBIOTIC FOODS. PREBIOTICS ARE HIGH IN NONDIGESTIBLE FIBERS, INCLUDE ONIONS, GARLIC, LEEKS, BANANAS, ASPARAGUS, MAPLE SYRUP, JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE, RYE, OATS AND BARLEY. PROBIOTICS CAN BE INGESTED BY SUPPLEMENTATION OR VIA FERMENTED FOODS SUCH AS LIVE ACTIVE CULTURE YOGURT, KEFIR, MISO, TEMPEH, SAUREKRAUT OR KIMCHI.

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Fitness over 40 is as simple and as easy as fitness UNDER 40. However, people over 40 do have some things to consider before they leap into any old fitness program. So let get started. I could tell you about people like Kelly Nelson and Morjoie Newlin, two female bodybuilders. They’re not your typical bodybuilders. Kelly Nelson first began training with weights in the early 1980’s at age 53 and was still competing in the 21st century in her late 70’s…in a bikini…and lookin’ good if I may say so! Morjorie Newlin was in HER 70’s before a 50 pound bag of cat litter convinced her that if she didn’t do something, old age was going to be a difficult time. That’s when she began a fitness training program that included weightlifting. Morjorie Newlin was participating in bodybuilding competitions, and winning, in her 80’s! Same comment…in a bikini and lookin’ good.

Now, obviously, these are special ladies who put in a lot of extra effort to accomplish some specific goals, but it does make a point. Life…and fitness…does not have to end at 40. Both of these ladies STARTED their fitness careers after age 40. Kelly Nelson was 53 and Morjorie Newlin was 72. Years later, both were still active in their chosen fitness areas and still enjoying life as well as, or better than, many in their 30’s or 40’s.
Fitness over 40? Heck, all around the globe, people in their 80’s are skiing, hiking, canoeing, biking. Some, not so adventurous, are lifting weights or sweatin’ along with Richard Simmons. Some are black belts in Karate, and some quietly and calmly practice yoga or tai-chi.
As easy as this sounds, fitness over 40 requires regular performance of the proper exercises. Just as in our 30’s or 40’s, sitting in the easy chair, clicking the remote, doing 16 ounce curls with a Miller Lite just doesn’t cut it. However, it is not necessary to pack up and head for the gym and try to keep up with the hard body cuties, either. It IS necessary to pick an exercise program or physical activity, combine that with some healthy eating habits…AND STICK TO IT!
Even over 40, the benefits normally associated with a regular, moderate exercise program will kick in, but for seniors, some benefits are of special importance.
People over 40 tend to break bones, usually from falling.
As we age, bones weaken, as do muscles. We lose some of our proprioception, the perception of stimuli relating to a person’s own position, posture, equilibrium, or internal condition. Our ability to react quickly to a loss of balance, whatever the source, or to avoid an obstacle or actual peril becomes diminished.
Exercise helps bones stay strong and exercises such as weightlifting and other resistance training help your body maintain balance and stability. Weight bearing and resistance exercises assist the body in maintaining proprioception by improving the connections and conditions of the muscles and their anchoring in bone. This training also triggers the reconditioning of the signaling system from body to brain which allows the brain to

realize the danger and transmit the appropriate signals to muscles which can react to correct the situation. Weightlifting and resistance exercises can help give your muscles the strength and agility to respond to those signals if you are tripped, off balance, or in other peril requiring quick reaction.
People over 40 begin to lose their zest for living and experience more health crises.

Part of this is due to normal changes that take place as we grow older. Our bodies get thicker and lose the gracefulness of youth. Things seem to become heavier and harder to move, and we begin to feel aches and pains that often accompany aging. Some of those aches and pains may be due to arthritis, and other ills may also attack us as we seem to become prey to every passing cold or other social ailment, and also see some deadlier or more debilitating conditions crop up in our age group, if not in ourselves.
Regular exercise comes to the rescue here as well. It can help with weight loss, or it can help with weight management once we get to our appropriate weight. Regular, moderate exercise can keep joints supple, in many cases even joints under attack by arthritis.

regular, moderate exercise seems to be somewhat effective in helping ward off such common companions of aging as high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and even some forms of cancer.

We need exercises which will stretch muscles and joints, exercises which strengthen muscle, and exercises which improve our cardiovascular fitness. This is not really hard to do, however, and should not take a lot of time out of your life, particularly when you consider how much it will put back into your life.
You are more likely to stay on a physical fitness regimen if you enjoy it. However, things do tend to get stale over time. It doesn’t hurt to vary your approach from time to time in either the manner in which you do certain exercises, or by varying the exercises themselves. While not exact equals, for example, swimming, biking, and walking can be somewhat interchangeable as part of your fitness routine. In some cases, simply varying the environment, i.e. taking a walk in the park or botanical gardens as opposed your neighborhood may be all the variation you need to feel like you have put a little zing into your day-to-day workout existence.

While fitness over 40 can demand some of your time and attention that you might not want to surrender to it, the rewards in overall health, fitness, and enjoyment of life will far outweigh any investment you put into it. For more fitness tips and programs Join our club just Click here and enter your Email.

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