Alternative treatments for arthritic conditions
September 30, 2013 – 4:31 am | No Comment
Alternative therapies for arthritic conditions are inclusive of treatments like acupuncture or magnets, chondrotin or glucosamine. People having arthritis usually suffer with conditions like stress, stiffness, pain, and depression. So it is imperative that there are alternative treatments for arthritis, which will help patients cope with this in a better way and in a healthier manner. If you do not  [...]

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Fitness and exercise for People with Arthritis
October 31, 2012 – 4:08 am | No Comment
Fitness and exercise for People with Arthritis
If you are a patient of arthritis then you should be knowing about what fitness and exercise regime you should observe and how. Arthritis is a condition where only exercise would give you relief. Exercise is something gives you a great sleep pattern increases your energy levels and maintains a healthy heart. It also increases your strength of bones and muscles and decreases your depressed state of mind. Exercise also is the best way you could regain your self confidence. Healthy joints need a lot of healthy exercise. Moving the joints everyday helps them to be fully active. It is important that the muscles that surround the joints give you good support and that the movement of the joints helps to transport the waste products and the nutrients to the cartilage and from it. The material that cushions the bones and protects them is the cartilage and it is important that you maintain it well. Ensure that you do your exercise well during arthritis so go for the range of motion exercise and  [...]


Sleep Apnea and Fitness
May 14, 2012 – 1:08 am | No Comment
Sleep Apnea and Fitness
Sleep disorders are conditions that affect the fitness of an individual. The effects of physical fitness are very crucial to note and form the basis of the health of a person. Sleep disorders and the physical fitness of a person are seen to affect the activity of a person. Daytime sleepiness reduces the motivation for a person to exercise. The ultimate responsibility of the fitness of the people normally rests on the determination of the person to take care of his health. In fact sleep apnea problems and sleep deprivation are linked to Type 2 diabetes and the people are sometimes found to be affected in their fitness levels due to sleep disorders. Sleep is important as it relaxes the mind and problems like sleep apnea only increase the problems of fitness and the health of the individual suffers a great deal. So it is important the person gets proper exercise and the fitness levels can be attained. It is important that the problems like sleep apnea should be taken care of and the  [...]


Safe Exercises for Herniated Disc
December 7, 2011 – 10:34 pm | No Comment
Safe Exercises for Herniated Disc
Exercises and physical therapy are most effective remedies for herniated disc. Besides that, the doctor also asks the patients to take adequate rest and have the prescribed dosages of certain anti-inflammatory medications. Corrective surgery is only prescribed when the combination of the above mentioned treatment procedures fail to heal the condition. Below, we have discussed about the exercises that are safe for patients with herniated disc. Strengthening exercises: Majority of the strengthening exercises allows us to lie down for completing them.  The two strengthening exercises recommended to herniated disc patients are prone trunk raises and upper-ab curls. Steps of the prone trunk raises: Lie with your face facing the ground; the arms should be placed beside the body. Tighten the muscles of your buttocks and lift the shoulders and head straight up. Move up the shoulders and head as much as you can without hurting yourself. Stay in this position for 5-10 seconds and relax; this  [...]


Herniated Disk Rehabilitation: What Are the Effective Exercises?
August 29, 2011 – 10:14 pm | No Comment
Herniated Disk Rehabilitation: What Are the Effective Exercises?
The exercises recommended for patients recovering from herniated disk as a part of their rehabilitation program include the following: The back extensions: These exercises involve curving the spine backwards; the list of back extensions recommended to patients with herniated disk also includes many yoga asanas. One of the most common back extensions recommended for therapeutic purposes is the cobra pose. In a cobra pose, you will have to extend your spine using your arms and stretch your body’s front portion. To perform this yoga pose, you will have to position your hands in the same way as you do while doing pushups. Next, press onto the ground arching the upper body; your thighs and hips must however, stay on the ground. Core strengthening exercise: Exercise categorized under this form is done for making the muscles of our legs and torso stronger. These are the muscles supporting the other parts of our body. The two most common exercises done for core training are: the bridge and the  [...]


Workout Routine for Jet-Setters
June 10, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Workout Routine for Jet-Setters
Maintaining a workout routine while traveling could be tricky – until presently. Though with the help of some ingenuity, that motel room could easily be transformed into a mini-gym & getting a workout au gratis. The answer lies in maximizing one’s workout routine in a brief span of time. Packing light-weight Fitness Gear in your Bag Enquire whether there are any workout facilities in the hotel one plans on staying. In case there’s no swimming area or gym & no specific space for outdoors running then packing some light-weighing equipments that would fit snugly in your suitcases like resistance band or handy manually held weights which one could be filling with water no sooner has one reached the place one plans on staying. Planning One’s Circuit The finest means of exercising for people in smallish spaces is through a smallish circuit – an exercise sequence that one could be moving through rather swiftly. Doing so would rev up one’s pulsation & would even be making  [...]


Zen Yoga Buddhism Exercises
May 17, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Zen Yoga Buddhism Exercises
Zen yoga is a holistic practice that blends qigong (breathing work), tai chi (exercises), meditation & stretching of yoga. Developed by Aaron Hoopes, Zen yoga helps in relieving stresses, weight reduction, maintaining health & boosted metabolism. The exercises also help in balancing energy meridians of the body. Small Bowel & Heart Exercise Deemed to be linked to your capability of experiencing joyfulness, one begins the exercise by being seated with the sole areas of both feet close to one another. Feet are to be held & leaning forwards in a gentle manner whilst permitting widening of elbows. Be watchful about not rounding your back though leaning forwards by hinging at the waistline. Staying in such a stretch pose for as much time as one likes. Practitioners teach that when one experiences effortlessness in a stretch, it signifies a dearth of energy. When one focuses on these areas when stretching, one could be infusing it with new-fangled energy. Abdomen & Spleen  [...]


Home Workout for Sculpting a Trimmer, Sexier Body
May 9, 2011 – 12:40 am | No Comment
Home Workout for Sculpting a Trimmer, Sexier Body
What’s the secret to getting a slimmer, envious physique with a home workout? It’s all about engaging maximum number of muscles doable whilst swiftly shifting between exercises for maintaining revved up heart rate. The home workout plan illustrated herewith involves doing resistance exercise ensued instantaneously by an elevated-energy cardio movement which is working the analogous muscle group. This approach is dubbed ‘zig-zagging’ & effectually augments lean muscle mass & reduces body fats via keeping supplementary muscle fibres engaged & exhuming plentiful calories in a brief period of time. The following fat-burning home workout moves annul the need for visiting the gym and pairing in super-groups (duo moves performed consecutively sans any rest in-between) would certainly be getting the performer into exterminator mode swifter. Doing this all-body routine on 3 non-successive days per week: begin with the first move & doing as much repetitions as one could in  [...]


Top Ten Retro Exercises We Love & Loathe
May 6, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Top Ten Retro Exercises We Love & Loathe
Are you yet yearning for that period of donning leg warmer, co-ordinating leotard/ scrunchy and Jane Fonda? Well, your search ends here, this fabulous compilation of ten workouts from the eighties would certainly excite you into playing ‘Lets get physical, physical’ on that iPod. Step Classes These certainly are the dinosaur of the aerobic realm – knee joints and repeated flexions with force is a slaughterer on the pivot joint. Since the knees aren’t ball joints such as the shoulders, hips & ankles hence they take surfeit abuse. How many of us practiced pivot, reverse - & this supplementary torsion.The Gist is that step classes are similar to a burly, bad man – you love every bit of it at that instant, though the subsequent dawn you could scarcely bear the aches & pains. Calisthenics The novel movements of Calisthenics were the foremost instant when people learnt about isolating any body part & toning it. Presently, we’re aware of superior techniques for working  [...]