Saturday, April 30, 2011

Needs Eating Habits Control

I work overtime last night so I ended up not doing any workout, which is usual on my saturday. I only have one night off and I have to go to church earlier tomorrow so I have to make sure to get a lot of rest tonight so I can do my workout earlier tomorrow.

I have been eating a lot since Friday and I am feeling guilty already. I need to control myself as I need to continue focusing on losing weight. I am not losing any weight but it is not discouraging me to continue being active and fit and. I just need to control my eating habitsas I don't want to gain any weight anymore.
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Types of Vegetarians

What is a vegetarian? vegetarian is someone who does not eat meat, poultry, fish and other food sources of animal origin. Many people who choose a vegetarian lifestyle. According to studies, vegetarians have low Body Mass Index (BMI), have low cholesterol, decreased risk of coronary disease and diabetes type 2.

Vegetarians can be classified into several types. The types of vegetarians include:

1. Vegan
This type of vegetarian do not consume all kinds of foods derived from animals. In addition, Vegans also do not consume processed products from animals such as milk and cheese.

2. Lacto vegetarian
This type of vegetarian do not consume all kinds of foods derived from animals, but still consume milk.

3. Lacto ovo vegetarian
Lacto ovo vegetarians do not consume any type of meat but still consume milk and eggs.

4. Pesca vegetarian
Pesca vegetarians do not consume all types of meat, except fish. In addition, Pesca vegetarian still consume milk and eggs.

5. Flexitarian
This type of vegetarian still consume meat and dairy products, but only once in a while.

6. Frutarian
These types of vegetarian eating only fruits, grains, and nuts are rich in vitamin E. The frutarian sure that the fruits, seeds, and nuts are useful for skin beauty and ageless.

7. Raw foodist
These types of vegetarian eating only raw foods. They assume that the process of cooking can destroy the nutritional value contained in food. They eat uncooked vegetables, raw meat such as sushi (Japanese food), etc..

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Circuit Burn Workout DVD

I just did the Circuit Burn Part 1 workout dvd and I sweat a lot in 30 minutes. And since today is my Abs workout day, I added one Tamilee Abs workout after doing the part 1 Circuit Burn.

I will be doing the Ballroom Workout DVD tomorrow to give interval on weight lifting workout since the Circuit Burn DVD workout require weight lifting. I love my workout DVDs. I am having fun while working out.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fun with Stepboxing Workout

I had fun doing my new stepboxing workout dvd today. It's easier for me to follow Kelly Coffey's steps this time, since I have been doing her 2 kickxing workout dvd for quite sometime now, so I am used to her moves.

Tomorrow I will be doing the part one of circuit burn workout dvd plus the scheduled abs workout by tamilee.

I will be doing the 4 workout dvds this week.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sources Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D has a very important role for health. Not only helped shape the bones and teeth, vitamin D also helps prevent many chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and memory loss.

Do you know the sources of vitamin D? Here are some of them:

1. Sunlight
Actually there is no vitamin D in sunlight, but sunlight contains ultraviolet B (UVB) that can help transform provitamin D in the body into vitamin D. The recommended time to bask in the sun is in the morning.

2. Milk
Milk is one source of vitamin D. Most dairy products have been enriched by vitamin D. By consuming milk, you not only get the benefits of calcium, but you will also get the benefits of vitamin D that is contained therein.

3. Fish oil
Besides rich in omega-3, fish oil also contains vitamin D which can nourish the body.

4. Salmon
Salmon including the type of fish rich in omega-3. In addition, salmon also contain vitamin D.

5. Eggs
Eggs have a content of about 21 IU of vitamin D contained in egg yolk and purified protein in egg white. Eggs are a nutritious food that must be consumed.

6. Tuna
Just as salmon, tuna is also a marine fish species which are also rich in vitamin D and omega-3.

7. Shrimp
Shrimp is a source of omega-3 with a high protein content but low in fat and calories. There are 129 IU of vitamin D in 85 grams of shrimp.

8. Cereals
Most products are ready to eat cereals on the market are fortified with vitamin D. Combine your cereal with milk that has a high content of vitamin D as part of a healthy menu every day.

Apart from a few sources of vitamin D that have been mentioned above, we can also get vitamin D from strawberries, oranges, tomatoes, broccoli and other green vegetables.

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Incomplete Workout Due To Dizziness

I only did my 30 minutes Kickboxing workout yesterday because I was dizzy due to mild Bening Vertigo Attack. I also wasn't able to complete my step aero workout last Sunday because of my dizziness. And today, I will try to complete my abs workout although, I doubt if I can complete it since I am dizzy whenever, I am lying down on the floor to do my abs workout.
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Important Role of Calcium For Healthy

Important Role of Calcium For Healthy - What is Calcium? Calcium is a mineral which has an important role for human health. Besides useful for maintaining healthy bones and teeth, calcium is also useful for the work of the heart, the body's metabolism, a liaison between the nerve, and muscle movement. 99% of calcium inside the human body is in bones and teeth and 1% of calcium present in blood and other body cells.

Health benefits of calcium:

• Prevent osteoporosis
• Enabling nerve
• Smooth circulatory
• Flex Muscle
• Normalize blood pressure
• Balancing the levels of blood acidity
• Maintain body fluid balance
• Prevent osteoporosis
• Prevent heart disease
• Reducing the risk of colon cancer
• Overcoming cramps, back pain, hemorrhoids, and rheumatic
• Addressing complaints during menstruation and menopause
• Minimizes shrinkage of bone during pregnancy and lactation
• Assist in the tooth mineralization and prevent bleeding tooth root
• Overcoming dry and cracked skin on the feet and hands
• Restoring a decreased sex drive
• Overcoming diabetes

The content of calcium in the human body will continue to decrease with age. After 20 years old, the content of calcium in the body will be reduced 1% each year. At 50 years old, the content of calcium in the body will be reduced by 30%. Reduction of content of calcium in the body will continue to reach 50% at 70 years old.

Calcium needs of each person is different, that is based on the factor of age, sex, and also in certain circumstances such as in pregnant and lactating women.

• 400 mg for children aged 0-6 months
• 600 mg for children aged 7-12 months
• 800-1200 mg for children aged 6-10 years old
• 1200-1500 mg for adolescents and adults aged 11-24 years old
• 1200-1500 mg for pregnant and lactating women

The human body needs calcium every day. If the calcium requirement is not met, the body will take calcium from bones. If this happened in a long time, the bone density will be reduced and the bones will become brittle.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Knees Pain For Running

I am having pain on my knees again and I am pissed because it might be a perefect weather to run tomorrow. But I will try my best to run even if I am having knees pain.

I don't know what is causing this knees pain. I think it's because I stop taking glucosamine and drink less water since Friday. Ahhhhhh!!! I want to run!!! I need to run!!! I need to lose more weight before summer and this pain won't stop me from being as active as I can.
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Run For 15 mins, 3 Times a Week

I wasn't able to run this morning because it was a little bit cold and raining. I hope that the weather tomorrow morning will be kind for my running. I really really want to start running for at least 15 minutes, 3 times a week so I can lose the weight that I want before summer.

I know it will be hard to lose another 10 lbs. by summer, but there is no harm in trying. Running is the fastest way to burn more calories.

My knees feel a lot better after about 3 days of taking Glucosamine. I hope that this week, my arthritis pain will be a lot better so I can do my plan to run, 3 times a weeks.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Aim To Lose More Weight

I am happy that I was able to do all my exercise plans for this week, religiously. However, I am not happy with my eating habits as I eat more carbohydrates specially today. I don't that it doesn't store on my body.

I am still holding on to my plan of losing 10 more pounds before summer. I am not sure if I can do it but I will try my best to at least lose more. I don't care if it will look good on me but I want to try.

I need to run at least three times a week to speed up my metabolism and lose the weight that I want before summer. Running is so good in speeding up the metabolism. However, the weather has been not friendly to my plan. I hope to have a better weather next week.
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Foods That Contain Fiber

Fiber has an important role for our bodies. Nutritionists believe that by eating foods that contain fiber to help nourish the digestive organs, cancer prevention, overcoming constipation and also can lose weight if taken in sufficient quantities every day.

Do you know the food sources that contain fiber? Here are some of them:

• Tomato and vegetable juice
• Nuts, and a variety of legumes
• Grains
• uncooked carrots, broccoli, lettuce, potatoes and asparagus are cooked
• Wheat, brown rice, corn, cereals and oatmeal
• Apples, bananas, pears, berries and dried fruit

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Health Benefits Of Mango

Health Benefits Of Mango - Mango, everyone knows this fruit. Besides having a sweet taste, mango also has many health benefits. Mangoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E and vitamin K. Ripe mango contains more vitamin A (beta carotene) and raw mango contains more vitamin C.

Mangoes contain antioxidant carotenoids that can help the body fight cancer. The content of potassium contained in the mango fruit is very suitable for people who have hypertension and it can help restore the body's energy. In addition, the mangoes also contain vitamin E and selenium that can help protect the body from heart disease and cancer.

Other benefits that we can get from mango is a fiber. You can get 40% intake of fiber that the body needs from mango. Fiber contained in a mango can help reduce the risk of disease constipation, etc.. Various studies have shown that fiber can help protect the body from degenerative diseases, such as heart disease, etc.. In addition, fiber can reduce blood cholesterol levels and prevent several types of cancer.

Mangoes contain high calories and carbohydrates that can help gain weight. Phenolic compounds that found in mango has powerful antioxidants that can prevent cancer. Iron contained in the mango is very good for pregnant women or for patients with anemia.

In addition to some of the benefits mentioned above, the nutritional value contained in the mango is also good for weight loss, hair loss, eye disorders, prickly heat, diabetes, bacterial infection, sinusitis, scurvy, spleen enlargement, menstrual disorders, vaginal discharge, vaginitis and digestive disorders such as constipation, morning sickness, diarrhea and dysentery.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Laziness

I feel guilty because I didn't do my workout today. As usual, I am experiencing Saturday Laziness. Saturday is always a lazy day for my workout because I was tired on Fridays making me sleep longer until Saturday which makes me feel heavy and lazy to anythings. However, I did a lot of house cleaning which is also good in buring some calories.

I was suppose to ran today but its raining outside. I am planning to run at least 3 times week so I can burn more calories and lose the weight I want before summer. But the weather is always been my enemy when it comes to outdoor activities.
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Important Role of Protein For Healthy

Important Role Of Protein For Healthy - What is protein? Proteins are complex organic compounds containing hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and sometimes contain phosphorus and sulfur. The protein has an important function for life, especially human. Amino acids contained in protein function to form tissues in the body. In addition, the protein is also useful to help regenerate and repair cells in the body.

Protein is very beneficial to human health. Various studies have shown that proteins can be beneficial to health, diet, lose weight, increase metabolism and to improve the immune system.

Proteins are divided into 2 types, including:
1. Animal Protein
Animal protein is the protein content of animal origin. This protein is called complete protein because it contains all the essential amino acids. Source of animal protein-containing foods such as meat, fish, chicken, eggs and milk.

2. Vegetable Protein
Vegetable protein is a protein derived from plants. These proteins are often called incomplete proteins because plant proteins do not have one or more essential amino acids. Source of vegetable protein foods such as potatoes, fruits, various kinds of beans such as soybeans, peas, red beans and green beans.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ran Longer

It's my second time to run outside and enjoy the wonderful weather. This time, I did it slowly and I was able to run longer than the first time. I forgot to bring my watch, so I didn't realized that I walked too long than I planned.

I did my 30 minutes weight aerobics workout then run longer than I should.. Wow, I burned a lot of calories today. However, I ate bigger than I should last night so I guess, all is just fair. I can't wait to see myself 10 pounds ligher..
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How To Reduce The Risk Of Insomnia

How To Reduce The Risk Of Insomnia - What is insomnia? Insomnia can be defined as a situation where someone is having trouble to sleep. Insomnia can affect anyone, adults and even children. There are many things that can cause a person stricken with insomnia, such as family problems, financial problems, job problems and another things that can trigger stress.

Insomnia is not a congenital disease, and thus would be easily cured. Here are some tips that you can do to reduce the risk of insomnia:

1. Exercise regularly
Regular exercise can help you to reduce sleep problems. The best time to exercise is in the morning. With exercise, your body's health will be more optimal and can fight stress better.

2. Do not eat and drink too much before you sleep
Do not eat and drink too much before you sleep, your stomach will become uncomfortable. As a result you will more often go to the toilet and of course it will disturb your sleep.

3. Do not drink coffee
Do not drink coffee before you sleep. Coffee contains caffeine that can stimulate the nerves that can make you difficult to sleep.

4. Sleep in a comfortable environment
A comfortable environment will determine the quality of your sleep. When you sleep, turn off your bedroom lights, turn off also all the things that can make noise. Make sure that the temperature in your room can make you feel comfortable.

5. Warm bath
Go take a warm bath for 30 minutes or one hour before you sleep. Warm bath can help you to reduce body tension.

6. Relaxed
Try to feel relaxed. Stop all your activities one hour before you sleep. Clear your mind, try to forget all of the things that can cause you stress.

7. Regular sleep time
Make a regular sleep time. If you go to sleep at 10.00 pm every day, try to sleep at the same time in the next day. Irregular sleep time may increase the risk of insomnia.

Sleep is a basic requirement for human beings. If the tips to reduce the risk of insomnia above are not able to help you, you should contact your doctor to consult about it. How To Reduce The Risk Of Insomnia

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Monday, April 11, 2011

What is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)?

What is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)? - HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is one type of virus that is very dangerous for humans. This virus attacks and destroys white blood cells in the human body. If the white blood cells in the human body is damaged, the immune system would be disrupted. This can cause the human body is very fragile and can not survive the attack of disease.

HIV virus is the source of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). HIV virus takes a long time to take over and destroy white blood cells in the human body. After doing research, experts proposed that the HIV virus will get AIDS within 10 years. Other research results is 3 of 4 people (75%) of the HIV virus will get AIDS within 15 years.

There is no medical techniques can actually cure people who have a virus. Therefore, keep your health. Apply a healthy lifestyle so that the risk of disease will be smaller. What Is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)?

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Busy For Outdoor Run For Perfect Weather

The weather is perfect outside for my outdoor run, however, I just finished my 60 mins. Total Body Workout DVD and I am am poop out. I can stil run but it's late already. I have to go to bed early as I still have to work.

If I didn't spend an hour cooking while cleaning the kitchen, I pobably have the energy to do my 60 mins workout and 15 minutes run. But I promised myself that I will put my family first. I hope they will like my Beef Callos.

I didn't do my Sunday Workout that's why I am moving all the workout schedule for this week which makes it longer hour to exercise each day.

Tomorrow, if the weather is good, I will do my 15 mins run before I start my 50 mins kickbox workout. I need to lose another 10 pounds to reach my ideal BMI
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

How To Make Your Child Like To Eat Vegetables

How To Make Your Child Like To Eat Vegetables - Vegetables are a source of nutrition for health. Not only for adults, vegetables are also very important to be consumed by children because it can help the process of growth. But unfortunately, many children do not like to eat vegetables. Many of them are more like junk food. This of course is not good for child who is still in growth phase. Junk food contains too much fat, too much salt, and has little fiber. As we know, the fiber is very important for health. Besides containing many vitamins and nutrients, fiber contained in vegetables also can prevent gastrointestinal diseases such as constipation, etc..

How to make your child like to eat vegetables? Here are some tips that you can do if your child is hard to eat vegetables:

1. Usually, young children have a habit to imitate the action what others are doing. This can be utilized to teach your kids to eat vegetables. Try to place the vegetables on your plate, then eat these vegetables. Usually children will imitate their parents.

2. Introduce vegetables and health benefits of it to your child. You can do this in various ways, for example by saying "See, Popeye became strong by eating spinach" or "Bugs Bunny can run fast by eating carrots."

3. To increase your child's appetite, make a vegetable that is served looks more attractive. You can present the vegetables with a variety of shapes and colors. For example, by forming vegetables into a car shape, face, mountain, tree, etc..

4. You can hide the vegetables in your child's food or drink. For example, you can hide pieces of carrot in salad or sandwitch. In addition, you can also add small pieces of vegetables in milkshake, ice cream or youghurt.

5. Bring your child to participate in preparing food. You can let your child choose their own vegetables which would he eat, help you wash the vegetables, etc.. By doing this activity your child will feel happy.

To avoid boredom, you can give fruit to your child. It can meet the needs of vitamins and nutrients of your child. But you still have to provide vegetables to your child. Do not force your child to eat vegetables. When forced, your child will feel uncomfortable atmosphere and ultimately will not eat at all. Remember, be creative parents! How To Make Your Child Like To Eat Vegetables

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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Dangers of Smoking

The Dangers of Smoking - Apply a healthy lifestyle is essential to being healthy. One way is to not smoke. Every time we inhale cigarette smoke, there are more than 4,000 kinds of toxins that enter our bodies. Smoking is similar to insert poison into the body and of course hurt yourself and the people who are around smokers.

Currently the number of smokers worldwide continues to increase, especially at the level of teenagers. This is very unfortunate. They're young, but they have damaged their bodies by smoking. Of course this is a great challenge for us to increase their awareness about the dangers of smoking.

Smoking is strongly discouraged, even the world health organization (WHO) has warned that in the 2020-2030 year later tobacco will kill 10 million people per year, 70% of them occur in developing countries.

The dangers of smoking have been investigated and proven by many people. Many studies prove that smoking can increase the risk of various diseases, such as lung cancer, oral cancer, osefagus cancer, larynx cancer, bronchitis, impotence, high blood pressure, disorders of pregnancy, fetal defects, heart disease and vascular disorders blood.

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Maintaining a Healthy Body

Maintaining a Healthy Body - Health is the greatest gift from God for us. By having a healthy body we can perform a variety of activities such as exercising, playing, working, etc.. There are many ways that we can do to make our bodies stay healthy. One of the most appropriate way is to implement a healthy diet.

In addition to implementing a healthy diet, we can also exercise to keep the condition of our bodies stay healthy and fit. Exercise is highly recommended to us to do, at least 30 minutes every day. If you do not have enough time to exercise, you can exercise by walking for 15 minutes every morning or evening.

One more thing that you can do to maintain a healthy body that is by implementing a healthy lifestyle. for example, do not smoke, do not drink alcoholic beverages, and do not eat junk food and soft drink to excess. Maintaining a Healthy Body

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sad And Slacked On My Diet

I was sad and frustrated, disappointed and lost, which made me slack a little bit on my diet. But I am so glad that I was able to do my daily exercise.

I am a little bit okey now, emotionally. I will try my best to watch my eating of too much carbs. I need to lose 10 lbs by summer and I hope I can make it. I need to do my outdoor run but the weather is still unfriendly to my plan...

Since I was able to claim all the workout dvd's I ordered last year, I ordered another 4 workout dvds and I am excited to receive them and start working on it..
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Healthy Diet Methods

Healthy Diet Methods - Having an ideal body weight is everyone's dream. To have an ideal body weight, should we run a healthy diet method. This method is a key factor to maintain your weight. So what should we do to run a healthy diet? Here are some methods of a healthy diet you can do:

1. Eat healthy foods
In the run method of a healthy diet, you have to be smart in choosing food. It is very important, because a healthy diet will determine the success of your diet. Additionally, healthy foods that can save you from diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. You do not need to change your eating habits drastically. Try to change it one by one.

2. Eat organic foods
Include organic foods in your diet. Try to reduce non-organic foods in your eating habits. Non-organic foods are at risk of containing toxic substances such as pesticides and additives. So, switching to organic foods in the diet is the best way it can ensure maximum nutrition for your body.

3. Variations food
Variations of food is needed in a diet program. It is useful to prevent boredom come. But remember, choose the right foods to support your diet program. You can search for recipes on the internet, magazines etc. which of course your body healthy. Do not avoid the food you like, even if food is not very healthy. You can reduce the portion of the foods that you like it. Remember, make the food as a distraction. Healthy Diet Methods

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wanted More Weight Loss

I feel guilty for eating too much.. I am not gaining weight though but I need to start losing weight now for my plan to lose another 10 pounds by summer.

I have edited my workout plan and I added more hours to speed up my weight loss. But I need to control my eating so I can lose 10 pounds faster.

It's hard for me to go to my owkr's gym so I might enroll at the gym near our house. Besides, I need to use the remaining amount I have on my Insurance Wellness account for this year otherwise, it can be forfeited.

I will also order more workout videos since my insurance allowed it's claim as home fitness equipment. I received the reimbursed money and I am so happy about it because I want to order more exciting workout videos.
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