Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Sleep your fat off
An adult body needs around 8 hours sleep a night to be efficient at burning body weight. A study has shown that people who get less than 8 hours sleep a night are much more likely to be overweight. Giving you time to rest means the mind can process the events for the day and physically rejuvenate, meaning you will lose weight.
Eat to lose
Many people want to consume as much as they want while fulfilling their hunger while dropping their calorie intake. It’s very simple; all you have to do is choose foods with fewer calories per gram than the standard. Try having fruit, they contain a low amount of calories per gram and are also very good for you.
Before and After Pics
This is more of a motivational thing than anything else. If you take before pics and post them somewhere and see the response and then show the after pics, people may be amazed and hey, even you should be proud with your new image. This tactic could be the motivation you need.
Walk the Walk and … Burn the fat
Knowing how much you walk is firstly a good thing. You should look at getting a Omron Walking Style II Pedometer
. These things will help you keep track of your daily activities. Try and do extra things like walk the dog or walk to your shop instead of taking the car. All these things will add up.
Look at what you want your ideal weight to be and don’t stop. Make sure you break it down into weekly tasks like lose 2 pounds. Make it realistic though and make the goals feel very personal, as though you’re the only one going for it. At the end of the week write a review on how you did and what you could have done better for your weight loss. You will thank me later.
Have a Treat Day
There is no point in having goals to lose weight if you don’t enjoy the process. Have a so called ‘Treat Day’ at the end of every week to show that you are being rewarded for you efforts. In this day maybe have a cake for dessert but don’t overdo it, we don’t want to diminish your efforts.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Bowel cancer also known as colon cancer or colorectal cancer is cancer, it consists of cancer growth in the appendix, colon and rectum. It is the cause of 655,000 deaths worldwide; it’s a very common form of cancer and is the third highest cancer related deaths in the west world. Don’t fret though there are ways to prevent it from happening by using these tips.
Look at family history
It’s wise to find out whether any of your family has it as them having it will greatly increase your chances of getting it. Even having any form of cancer in your family may put you at greater risk, you would be best telling your doctor about it.
Quit Smoking and Drinking
These two are probably the worst contributors to many health related illnesses. Studies show that people who heavily drink and smoke often are much more prone to getting bowel cancer. Try and avoid the beers and spirits as they will do the most damage.
Watch Your Weight
Its known overweight men are more likely to get bowel cancer than overweight women, as well as certain body types being more prone. Even being fit and overweight will still leave you at risk.
Keep fit and healthy
Exercise gets you moving and also triggers peristalsis, a muscular contraction that gets the waste moving in your body by doing wave like movements. This is good because the longer you have waste in your colon; the more time toxic materials have to go into your tissue. Also research has shown exercise to reduce your risk by 40% and also reduce the risk of other factors.
Over 50 Risk
Over 90% of all people diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 50 with the average being 64. This means as you get older you need to be more aware of the issue, the best way to prevent it early on is to get a screening, with many over 60’s getting a free one.