What’s New In Yoga
Yoga is the best famous exercise that is used to improve the quality of life. That’s why many people have been taking the interest in this health tonic that has shown the remarkable results. However, there are two practices one is mediation and other one is postures. The researches have clearly shown that people who practiced the meditation, they seem to have the more improved mental health. On the other side people who practiced the posture practice the showed the improved physical health.
Gwen Stefani’s Pregnant Selfie Should Go Over Well
Maria Kang was literally run off of Facebook for daring to say diet and exercise will make you thinner, so I really see the Internet responding well to Gwen Stefani‘s insane pregnant selfie. Because if there’s one thing women love, it’s the physical…
Eat Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss
A lot of people assume an appropriate quick way to lose weight involves exercising. Actually, physical activity is a wonderful technique for eliminating fat. Individuals may want to discover various workouts they can participate in. These days, dieters might choose from common workouts for example walking, bicycling or swimming. Plus, a dieter may choose from less popular exercise routines like snowboarding, roller skating or windsurfing. Irrespective of the workout an individual chooses, their main goal will be doing something energetic.
I Have Been Diagnosed With Huntingtons Disease...
Hi, I’m a 31 Mother of two that lives in Nashville, TN. I went into the Hospital for inappropriate sinus tachycardia and left completing a DNA test for the same disease my Father passed away from. I got the results from the test two weeks ago on this coming Monday. I was staged and signed up for research this past Wednesday. My whole life and plan has changed. I was just recently married to my high school sweetheart in April. We went from discussing future vacations to whom will be my Power of Attorney. I decided to document everything from now until my memory allows me to no longer do so. I want to educate others on my rare, genetic, and deadly disease. When I would tell people the disease my Father had, they a. didn’t know what it was or b. would look at me with such sadness. As if, I didn’t know that I could soon have this same fate. It is a combo of ASL, Parkinson's, and Dementia. Only 35,000 are diagnosed in the US, but over 200,000 at risk of getting. One person can affect 20 in their blood line. Unfortunately, due to my Dad being adopted and there being no medical records, we don’t know where it began. Bless his heart, he was misdiagnosed as bipolar for many years until his chorea (shaking and jerking) began. We had no idea of his diagnosis until after my first son was born. I did know after my second son was born and I was in my early twenties. They didn’t have the embryo implantation genetic testing at that time and they knew my family history not saying anything further. I feel extreme guilt knowing that my two boys are now at risk. My oldest who is sixteen is already displaying chorea and they believe he may actually have juvenile Huntington’s. We are still deciding as a family if we should go forward with the testing next week. I will explain the difference between Juvenile Huntington’s and Adult Huntington’s on another blog. The onset is different and progression is, as well. We have been misdiagnosed for many years. Typical onset for an adult is slight mood and depression changes for up to ten years before diagnosis. Typically, getting much worst a year before genetic testing and suicidal is also highest due to the changes in the brain at this time. I have had every disease known to man according to many different doctors and on every antidepressant known to man for the depression and mod changes. How I knew I had it, wasn’t the fine tremors, because I also had an overactive thyroid for many years. But the depression and mood changes changed who I was. I had always been very successful being an Account Executive for eight years at a huge technology company and was also very happy as a whole. I had always had a small amount of seasonal depression, but I could shake it off with a nap and never needed medication. I quit my job in April due to being too depressed to manage and my moods were all over the place. I knew something had to give. I decided I had to figure out what this was before I let it take over my life. While, I had another episode with my heart rate being 170, the hospital did a nerve test. I googled it and saw that it was related to Parkinson's and Huntingon’s. My heart dropped. I knew that my memory had been hugely declining, shaking, and other cognitive functions were also declining. I knew then, even before I called the case manager I had it. I called and thankfully the hospital I was at was a Center of Excellence. The Case Manager and Neurologist on call had me tested and the rest is history. It seems so long ago, but only three weeks actually. Writing and sharing is actually therapeutic for me. I had my first apt to enroll in research this week. While there, the amazing Director did his exam I was placed in stage two. Which is early stages, by their standards. Where the cognitive and motor skills are starting to decline. I am on a cocktail for my Huntington’s and I go back next week to meet with my actual Neurologist. So it hasn’t been said what my prognosis is, but it goes without saying. I’m a realist and I know that essentially I’m dying. There is no cure and nothing to slow down the process. I have hopefully tenish years. I was told that I should do Physical Therapy to help with the shaking and that thirty minutes a day to exercise. It adds years to the disease. So I’m doing just that. I’m working out everyday, taking meds, and getting into the new norm for my body and disease. Where, I’m a realist, I’m also very positive. The dr and I said the goal is just to stay in stage two as long as possible. That’s a real goal that I will work towards by any means. I’m no longer able to work, probably not going to drive after my next apt, and take it much easier on my new body. The great news is that I van volunteer at the Hospital. Which, as corny as it sounds gives purpose. My family, friends, and making new memories are what matter now. Everyday is a brand new day. While, it’s inevitable that I will die from this disease, I will go out kicking it’s ass! Sorry, to write so much. My other posts will be much shorter, I promise! Feel free to ask and questions!
ORTHOPEDICS BOCA RATON – DO THESE 3 EXERCISES AND BECOME INJURY-PROOF!
Orthopedics Boca Raton - Do these 3 exercises and become injury-proof! In our previous article, we talked about preventing common sports injuries. One of the components of keeping your body safe from harm was exercise. In this article, we will give you a ready-made recipe to follow if you want your joints and muscles to be resistant to injuries. If you commit to doing these 3 exercises regularly, the results will exceed your expectations - you will straighten your joints and muscles, and (almost) become injury-proof! Our orthopedics Boca Raton specialists selected the following 3 sets of exercises that will strengthen the muscles around your joints: knees, hips and ankles. Be sure to warm up before and cool down after each workout session: 1. The forward lunge for stronger knees Start slowly by performing 5 lunges for each leg. Repeat each set 3 times (30 lunges in total) with a 30-second-long breaks between the sets. Our Orthopedics Boca Raton specialist’s reminder: remember about proper shoes! 2. Bulgarian split squat for stronger hips Prop your feet on a chair or a couch, just make sure your calf is bent 90 degrees to your thigh. Do 3 sets of 5 squats per leg with 60-second-long breaks between the sets. 3. Heel raise for stronger ankles Keep your toes pointing straight and make sure your movement are slow and controlled. Do 3 sets of 20 heel raises (60 raised) with 30-second-long breaks between the sets. For all of the above exercises, please take care to do them in a safe and careful way, in suitable clothing, and in of course in a safe and suitable location. Orthopedics Boca Raton - Where to find professional help for orthopedics in Boca Raton Our orthopedic centers in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach centers provide total management of patient care by orthopedic physicians who are Board Certified and Fellowship trained in their fields, assisted by Registered Physical Therapists, Clinical Exercise Physiologists, Certified Physician Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Certified Hand Therapists. The following links may also help you to find the information you’re looking for: Find out more about our SERVICES and the CONDITIONS WE TREAT Read About our DOCTORS AND THERAPEUTIC STAFF Have a Question about WORKERS’ COMPENSATION? Or simply CONTACT US Web services provided by Red Castle Services.
Lack Of Exercise Is A Global Pandemic, Researchers Say
When it comes to being couch potatoes, Americans aren’t alone. Physical inactivity has become a global pandemic, say researchers in a series of related papers published in the journal Lancet. According to one of the reports, lack of exercise causes…
Keeping Healthy At Uni: 6 Q's Every Student Should Think About
Keeping healthy at uni is not so easy. The variable, often busy and sometimes chaotic schedule of an average student's week, can really mess with your diet, sleep pattern AND exercise schedule. But it is hugely important to keep healthy, both to improve academic performance, and for general well-being - both physical and mental. So here are some questions you can ask yourself regarding your health, and tips to help improve/maintain it!
The Intersection of Technology with Fitness and Health
Up until a few years ago, fitness wasn’t something I consciously concerned myself with – I’d been an athlete in my younger years and remained relatively healthy riding on the continued benefits of my youthful athletic pursuits well into my late thirties and early forties. However, after some shoulder surgery and a decade of back pain, I realized I needed to get more proactive with my physical fitness and take charge of my health. Ultimately, I credit my revamped perspective on health and fitness to my supporting and very participatory family, my butt-kicking personal trainer, Leandro Carvalho along with the entirely thorough and accessible platform of the most well known and reputable fitness and nutrition company in the county for over 15 years at Beachbody. The emergence of fitness and health tracking technology has helped in ways no one could have imagined in my youth! Since my fitness re-awakening, not only have I lost thirty five pounds, but I’ve also gained some much appreciated energy and stamina. That said, change didn’t happen overnight, and while initially recovering from decade long injuries and a dash of mid life aging, the first few steps were quite small. Starting out with a Fitbit and my family group, I actually began tracking my steps as a fun way to stay connected with my family. Nonetheless, I soon found myself competing with my sister and trying to keep up with the kids’ step counts by walking instead of hopping on the train, taking longer routes between meetings, and pushing myself to get out and be more active. As a tech enthusiast, these initially small yet ultimately significant life changes sparked my increased fascination in the intersection of technology with fitness and health – specifically the ways in which biotech innovation is creating real, powerful impacts on the way people view their personal health. Predicted by tech mogul Steve Jobs, as he laid dying of pancreatic cancer he passionately pronounced, “I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning.” To this point, Jobs could not have been more accurate. Driven by my growing mini-obsession with biotechnology – along with the insights into my personal health and fitness it provided (including calories burned, pace, steps, distance, heart rate monitoring, and interval training metrics, just to name a few) – I continued to submerge myself into a pool of biotech supporters and was recruited by several family members to join them on this evolving journey. Now both health and tech-conscious, these same family members have grown to become my fitness rivals, and collectively, my invaluable fitness support group. And in no small way, the social nature of fitness and nutrition give me continual inspiration every day on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. There has been a lot of speculation on the usefulness of fitness trackers – I’ve read multiple articles recently stating that wearable fitness trackers “do more harm than good.” However, given the wealth of sedentary desk-bound jobs, sitting over long periods of time is unquestionably helping drive the national obesity epidemic, triggering an onslaught of physiological responses, and consequently, causing a myriad of chronic diseases. And while I can’t argue that wearable fitness tech is the end-all-be-all solution to our nation’s health issues, I have found it extremely useful on my own personal fitness journey, and I’m certainly not the only one. Just look for instance at the Pokémon Go app and the effect this interactive game has had on its users. Having led to what many reported as a ‘population-level’ surge in fitness tracker step counts, this augmented reality game impressively increased user’s day-to-day activity levels, with numerous anecdotal reports surfacing of players getting out, walking long distances, and even losing weight. Others even talked about the very real effects the game was having on their mental health. In fact, when activity-tracking apps compared step counts, heart rates, and other biometric data from Pokémon Go’s launch week with the previous weeks, they saw huge spikes in users’ overall activity levels – with one company seeing a nearly 60 percent increase in step counts. Blurring the lines between fitness and gaming, Pokemon Go utilizes fitness-tracking data as part of the in-game experience, and has compellingly raised the bar in terms of activity-driven apps. With Pokemon Go walking groups forming across the country, commuters purposely taking longer paths home, students skipping bus rides to “catch ‘em all,” and formerly sedentary people across the globe getting more active, Pokemon Go is undoubtedly changing the conversation around fitness and health apps. Conversely, many have realized better sleeping habits using movement-tracking apps that monitor sleep duration, quality, and patterns, and even adjust your alarm to wake a user during light sleep. Another fascinating use of movement-tracking technology can be seen in the MLS’s GPS vests that tracks players’ movements and recovery times throughout games to create better-informed training methods, maximize recovery, and improve performance. And as the technology continues to evolve, many of these benefits are more accessible to non-pros like myself. Most recently, I’ve become inseparable from my Apple Watch, with which I am able to see real time data, split workouts into segments for better monitoring, count calories and laps while swimming, rowing, cycling, and running, track workout durations, and monitor my heart rate. It has become my fitness companion, helping me to set and reach workout goals – pushing me when I should be going harder and cautioning me I need to give myself a breather. And when work forbids a visit to the gym, I instead turn to Beachbody On Demand. The BOD streaming platform offers both fitness and nutrition content, including the well-known programs and my personal favorite’s P90X, Insanity and just about any and everything Autumn Calabrese seems to do. With the latest update of the BOD app – that is now conveniently accessible on my Apple Watch – my workout experience has evolved immensely. By overlaying real-time biometric data, including continuous heart-rate monitoring with haptic feedback and zone-targeting, onto my favorite workouts, BOD and Apple have turned this wearable technology into a thoroughly enjoyable training experience. Working seamlessly together, these advancements in fitness tracking technology are indisputably changing how I work out. Indeed, with real-time biometric data at our fingertips, we can improve the way we exercise, eat, and even sleep. Though critics argue that step counters are inaccurate and therefore useless, as the metrics can sometimes vary across different devices (e.g., the same user may get a slightly different step count depending on if they’re using a Fitbit or Apple Watch), I don’t agree that those variations render health trackers useless (ultimately, the real value isn’t found in matching some mythical step count, but in understanding how your different choices can affect your overall activity level). As a new and avid Apple Watch wearer, I cannot deny the accomplished feeling I get after a 25,000-step day, nor can I ignore the angst wrought by a sedentary Sunday totaling a measly 3,000-steps. With that in mind, I use my fitness tracker as guide rather than an absolute scale of values. Rather than looking at the numbers as definitive, I use them to compare my day-to-day activity levels and compete against myself to find new ways to be a little more active. After all, knowing my exact step count is not the goal here. What matters to most is feeling motivated and getting active, which is inherently subjective. The term “active” varies from one person to the next – my active 25,000-step day may be a lousy day compared to that of a marathon runner or even my own sisters! While it’s clear that health and fitness tracking tech is not yet perfect by any means, in a data-driven society, it behoves me to say that informed decisions are truly what moves a society forward. Information technology, or the collection of personal data to in turn make wiser and more informed decisions, has long been understood as one of the prime contributors of globalization. While fitness tracking technology can be deemed a first-world luxury (and rightfully so), similar information and communication technologies are being launched globally to support health-oriented information sharing in developing countries. From actual healthcare clinics to inside patient homes, biotechnology is far-reaching and drastically improving the delivery of healthcare systems worldwide. To term information biotechnology as “harmful” completely disregards the world’s progression towards an informed society, one which everyone has control over their personal health and access to health-oriented information. What truly is harmful is hindering this natural evolution of technology. So while I can’t say my Fitbit and Apple Watch are solely responsible for my improved fitness and health (nor the improved health of an entire population or nation at that), I have no doubt that the insights these tools provide – particularly the ability to engage with my biometric data and use it to set new goals for myself, compete with my friends and family, and push myself further each day – have ultimately transformed me from someone who gave little to no thought about my health and fitness, to someone who actively and consciously considers how even the smallest daily choices can add up to affect my health. And to say there is no difference between who I was before I got conscious about my health and who I am now is simply inaccurate. Not even close!