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Top 6 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Top 6 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Posted on 05 April 2012 by admin

Many of beleive that in order to maintain a healthy heart, serious action isneeded such as the intake of medicines and rigorous diet changes. The truth is, simple short term changes can have lasting long term effects.

Many research studies have shown the healing power of a positive attitude and having a generally good time with life – We only get one after all, so why not make the most of it!

Here are the Healthy Hideout’s top 6 tips towards a healthy heart!

Enjoy life to the fullest! Your heart will thank you for it!

Enjoy Life to the fullest

 

enjoy life

Studies have shown that people who laugh more and have lives filled with activity are much less likely to fall victim to a heart condition. When we finally decide to fly the nest and leave our parents house after signing a mortgage agreement of our own, adult responsibilities tend to result in the fun coming to a sudden stop. Maintain some childlike fun in your daily lives – Your healthy heart will thank you for it.

Spend time relaxing

 

spend time relaxing

The cycle tends to be the same for most of us. As life begins to gather pace, more things need doing, stress levels boom and the risk of heart disease increases.  The world moves along at the fast pace, a pace that you can’t change. You can however change your response to it. Dedicate a time in the day to get away from it all and relax your mind, be it with yoga, reading your favourite book or even walking the dog.

It’s only one glass!

 

red wine

Studies by the British Heart foundation have shown that those who choose to drink a glass of wine with their evening meal may lower their heart disease risk by at least 30 percent.  A small amount of alcohol enjoyed each day may be better than practising abstinence, and is of course better than drinking excessively. Red wine in particular is associated with having a strong healthy heart.

Create your own home haven

 

home haven

Spending time relaxed rather than being stressed can halve your heart disease risk,  so why not create your own haven in the comfort of your own home. Plenty of natural light, soothing music and an abundance of fresh flowers are great starting points. Have a dedicated quiet space in the house to ensure you have a place to think without interruption.

Soothe your soul

 

believe in yourself

Belief in yourself helps to to keep you mentally grounded, which can help towards maintaining a clear focus. Research has shown that people who use positive words such as “hope” and “joy” tend to outlive their pessimistic others by a decade. Try to embrace all the good things in your life, rather than focusing on the negatives – It’s obvious, but happiness is better than anger.

Have fun and socialise!

 

have fun

Our hearts are healthier when in the company of others that we know and love. Try not to make excuses by not having enough time, and surround yourself with family and friends! It’ll do wonders for your wellbeing, without you even thinking about it.

Guide to living healthy and longer

So what do you do in your daily lives to help maintain a healthy heart? The healthy Hideout would love to hear your recommendations.

 

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Healthy Trim Diet: Does It Help With Weight Loss?

Healthy Trim Diet: Does It Help With Weight Loss?

Posted on 28 March 2012 by admin

The Snare of Starvation Dieting

Some claim that 1 out of every 4 Americans is on a diet of some sort. Yet, over 90 percent of the people who lose weight by dieting gain it back. What goes wrong?

 Your body is like a furnace; your brain is the thermostat. When you eat, your metabolism burns the food to release its energy. When more fuel is taken in than the body needs, it is stored as fat. Now, if you starve yourself to shed pounds, you will lose weight—initially. But your body quickly shifts into ‘crisis mode’ and lowers your thermostat by slowing down your metabolism. You begin gaining weight again, even on a starvation diet, and much of what you eat is stored as fat. You gain back every pound you lost and then some. In frustration, you go on another diet. But the more you lose—the more you gain.

your brain is the thermostat

 

So you can see why diet gimmicks simply do not work. Diet pills may curb your appetite for a while, but the body quickly adjusts to them and your appetite returns. Or your metabolism slows down and you gain weight anyway. Not to mention the side effects some have experienced, such as dizziness, high blood pressure, anxiety attacks, and addiction. The same can be said for pills that eliminate water or that speed up your metabolism. Dr. Lawrence Lamb bluntly puts it this way: “There is no such thing as a safe, effective pill to cause you to lose body fat.”

 

 diet pill cocktail

WEIGHT. It is virtually an obsession among some young people, particularly girls. When one group of school-age girls was polled, 58 percent of them considered themselves fat.

According to one U.S. survey, 34 percent of overweight teenage girls have taken diet pills to lose weight. Almost 1 out of 4 has resorted to vomiting! Reporting on another survey, The New Teenage Body Book says: “Shockingly, almost half of the nine-year-olds and about 80 percent of the ten- and eleven-year-olds were dieting. Some 70 percent of the girls aged twelve to sixteen were trying to lose weight—and 90 percent of the seventeen-year-olds were on a diet.”

As a young person, your body needs a fairly hefty dose of calories and nutrients every day. A starvation diet can literally stunt your growth.  According to one physician, youths who try to starve themselves can suffer “fatigue, . . . depression, chilliness, poorer performance in school, constipation, anxiety, amenorrhea [abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation], and mental sluggishness.”

diet pills

Indeed, just as medicine can cure, it can also harm.

Clearly, a distorted body image can cause some girls to become overly concerned about something that is not really a problem. “I have a friend who takes large doses of diet pills and I know a few girls who have anorexia,” says 16-year-old Kristin. She adds: “None of them are fat by any stretch of the imagination.”

With good reason, the magazine FDA Consumer recommends: “Instead of dieting because ‘everyone’ is doing it or because you are not as thin as you want to be, first find out from a doctor or nutritionist whether you are carrying too much weight or too much body fat for your age and height.”

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How To Lose Weight – How to Start – Healthy Weight Loss – Losing Weight The Hard Way Antishay Q&A

Posted on 21 December 2010 by admin

Why not really DO THIS for yourself this time… I think you’re worth it. :) I have lost 70 lbs and kept it off by working on my mind, and by eating right and exercising of course. I have HUNDREDS of helpful videos on health and weight loss that are available here on YouTube. See the full details of my eating plan at my website: www.antishayweightloss.com All information is available for FREE! I just do it because I love it :P — How do I mold my mind to attain success? How do I lose weight? I explore this here. There is No Try: www.youtube.com There is No Fail: www.youtube.com Good luck! **REMEMBER** “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” & “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” :) **ME ELSEWHERE** Twitter: www.twitter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com Personal Blog: blog.shantimarshalla.com Weight-Loss FAQ’s www.antishayweightloss.com
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UPDATE JUNE 2010: I’ve lost almost 70 lbs now and have hit my weight-loss goal. My channel has hundreds of videos that will motivate, inspire, and most importantly – TEACH YOU how to LOSE WEIGHT – the healthy, permanent, and old-fashioned way. (Diet & Exercise) Everything I teach is 100% free. Check it out! *********************** Here’s the low-down on what I’m doing to lose weight and how it works: See the FULL details of my plan at www.antishayweightloss.com It’s completely FREE w/NO obligations or sign-up :) 1. Figure out what your “maintain weight” calories are and eat 500 calories LESS than that number every day. 2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes, 5x/week. 3. Drink water! Divide your weight in half and drink that number in ounces of water every day. (4. Make healthier choices as you go along and get better at doing steps 1-3.) FROM THE VIDEO: The salad is: 1 Bowl of Romaine Lettuce and Spinach 2 Tbsp Light Vinaigrette Dressing 1/2 Tomato, sliced 1/4 Cucumber, peeled and sliced 1/4 Cup Garlic Feta Cheese = around 110-130 calories :D YUM! Green Tea (and similar Asian teas), English Breakfast Tea and Irish Breakfast Tea need no sweetener if you use 1 Tsp of lemon juice instead (0 calories). Vanilla chai (and decaf vanilla chai), peppermint tea and bangal spice teas all also need no sweeteners or additives of any kind. If you have questions, feel free to ask!
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Fun Fat Burning Dance Exercise Videos

Posted on 21 December 2010 by admin

www.dancexfitness.com DanceX is a fun low impact dance exercise dvd. Experience fun, fat burning dance exercise videos that work your entire body. With easy to follow dance moves with hit music tunes from around the globle.
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Biceps Workouts – Weight Training Exercises For Big Arms

Posted on 21 December 2010 by admin

This video is from ShapeFit.com’s weight training workouts video series. The video provides different exercises to target specific muscle groups so you can gain lean muscle mass and increase strength levels.
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This video is from ShapeFit.com’s weight training workouts video series. The video provides different exercises to target specific muscle groups so you can gain lean muscle mass and increase strength levels.
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How to Eat Healthy

Posted on 21 December 2010 by admin

twitter.com – facebook.com – chris.pirillo.com – If you do a Google search for ‘weight loss tips,’ you’ll find my post on the subject as the first result. One caller the other night asked me to expand on that, and give him an idea of some types of foods I usually eat. When I’m maintaining my weight, I tend to stick to about 2000 calories a day. I wouldn’t say I’m a fanatic by any means. Eating healthy is a lifestyle choice for me, one that I am proud of and enjoy. http
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Resolution: Lose Weight And Get In Shape!

Posted on 21 December 2010 by admin

Get in Shape! A great new years resolution. People spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying gym memberships and fitness equipment this time of year in preparation for their new years resolutions but you dont have to. Getting in shape doesnt require money, just knowledge and dedication and this video will put you on the road to fitness. In this video I will show you how to achieve your new years resolution of losing weight and getting stronger with a simple 30 minute home workout. This video assumes that you have no experience with fitness or weightlifting so dont worry, we are not going to use any intimidating equipment. You will feel better and have more energy after your very first workout! OK, now for our workout, there are only three exercises – crunches for abs, pushups for chest, shoulders and triceps, and pullups for lats and biceps. And dont worry, if you cant do a single pushup or pullup I will show you how you can get started and build up your strength. This workout is for everyone, no matter how out of shape you are. You probably did these three exercises back in PE as a kid, but I’m going to show you how to do them correctly so you dont get injured. On Monday/Wednesday/Friday do 15 minutes of cardio and this 15 minute workout. On the other four days of the week, do 30 minutes of cardio. Here are some in-depth videos if you want more information on any of the following subjects: Pushups: www.youtube.com Pullups: www.youtube.com Crunches: www.youtube.com
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How To Lose Weight Fast and Easy

Posted on 21 December 2010 by admin

This tells how I lost over 100 pounds, hope you can make some use of it
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Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Dynamic and more videos in the Weight Loss category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Slim down — once and for all — with these scientifically proven weight loss strategies. To complete this How-To you will need: Discipline Calorie counts Portion control Water Exercise Step 1: Eat only when you’re hungry Eat only when you’re hungry, and stop when you’re full. Over time, this can retrain your brain to eat out of hunger, not habit — a key to permanent weight loss. Studies show that much of our eating is done on autopilot. Tip: Eat slowly: It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to register fullness. Step 2: Avoid addictive foods Avoid sweet, salty, and high-fat foods. They’ve been proven more addictive than other foods because they over-stimulate the brain’s reward pathways, making us want to eat more of them. Tip: When you have a craving, distract yourself for 15 minutes; by that time, the urge is likely to have passed. Step 3: Learn calorie counts Know the calorie count of whatever you’re eating. Studies show that people routinely underestimate caloric values, especially when it comes to low-fat foods. Step 4: Practice portion control Practice portion control. The more food you have on your plate, the more you tend
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How to Eat Healthy on the Road

Posted on 21 December 2010 by admin

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from downpourpro and more videos in the Automobile Travel category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Fast food and convenience stores can be dangerous, but you don’t have to sabotage your diet when you hit the road. There are plenty of ways to eat healthy while you enjoy your adventure! To complete this How-To you will need: Low-fat, low-sugar breakfast bars Bottled water Whole grain crackers Nuts and dried fruit Fresh fruit Self-control Low-fat cheese or peanut butter Step 1: Pack some breakfast bars Eat something for breakfast to rev up your metabolism. Try low-fat, low-sugar breakfast bars made with whole grains — they’re easy to pack when traveling. Step 2: Drink lots of water Dehydration can trick you into thinking you’re hungry. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Step 3: Snack on whole grain crackers Skip salty, high-calorie snacks like potato chips and pretzels in favor of baked whole grain crackers. Tip: Add some protein, like low-fat cheese or peanut butter, to keep your appetite under control between meals. Step 4: Lunch on lean protein Choose a lean protein, such as grilled chicken or turkey, for lunch. It will give you more energy than greasy burgers and fries and keep your calorie intake low
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