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Seated Rotation for Abs - A Perfect Resistance Training Exercise to Tone Your Abdominal Muscles

Seated Rotation for Abs - A Perfect Resistance Training Exercise to Tone Your Abdominal Muscles

Seated Rotation for Abs - A Perfect Resistance Training Exercise to Tone Your Abdominal Muscles
By Guy Long

If bulging waistline, flabby arms and sagging skin have deprived you of your good looks and confidence, then resistance training exercises make a perfect choice for you. Not only do they help you shed accumulated fat from your body, but they also burn calories and help you get your dream 'X' shape physique. Moreover, they maintain the health of your cardiovascular and skeletal systems.

Resistance training exercises yield maximum weight-loss results when performed in conjunction with cardio exercises such as walking, brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, bicycling, and hiking. However, make sure that you perform resistance training exercises and aerobic workouts in alternate days. It is important to remember that over-training may lead to sever injuries and other medical conditions.

If you want to reduce your belly fat, then there are numerous resistance training exercises that you can perform to transform your abdominal region. Seated Rotation for Abs makes a magnificent exercise that develops and strengthens your abs. Make sure that you perform it with a perfect technique to reap the maximum benefits from this exercise.

In order to perform this exercise, you should sit on a bench or chair with good posture. Hold a medium dumbbell in front of your chest and rotate your torso to the left; keeping the legs and hips facing forward, and abs contracted. Next step is to bring the dumbbell back to its starting position by contracting your abs. Now rotate to the right and repeat the same process to complete one repetition. Make sure that you perform 2-3 sets, 10-15 reps each.

Consumption of protein-rich diets after strenuous resistance training sessions helps you gain lean mass and increase the size of your skeletal muscles. Protein contains amino acids that help support your body toning goals. Not only will protein curb your carvings and keep your appetite under control, but it will also drive your metabolism to keep you toned, healthy and lean. The good dietary sources of protein include lean meats such as turkey, chicken and fish, whole grains, fortified cereals, nuts, pulses, beans, green leafy vegetables and fruits.

If you are new to resistance training exercises or rejoining the gym after a long break and are not sure about how to perform seated rotation for abs and other resistance training workouts, then make sure that you look for the services of a qualified fitness trainer in your vicinity. There are numerous benefits of hiring a professional gym trainer. First and foremost, he or she will suggest you a right combination of cardio exercises and resistance training workouts to tone and develop abdominal muscles. Moreover, he will guide you on how to perform exercises safely. Another benefit is that the professional environment of the gym will motivate you to continue your weight-loss efforts.

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Top 4 Tips for Perfecting Your Dodgeball Skills

Top 4 Tips for Perfecting Your Dodgeball Skills

Top 4 Tips for Perfecting Your Dodgeball Skills
By Derek Fung

Dodgeball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America. Over the number of years, we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with new and veteran dodgeball fanatics! The best teams are not necessarily the ones who throw the hardest or are the most athletic but they are the ones with the best dodgeball skills. The following few points are some important strategies to perfect your dodgeball! And yes, there really is more than just dodge, dip, dive, duck and dodge!

1. Warm Up!

Playing dodgeball works out all the muscles in your body and even all the muscles you never knew you had. Dodgeball is an intensely fun sport but at the same time, it is also intensely demanding at a physical level.

  • Warm up by doing a series of exercises and stretches
  • Good warmups include hamstring, arm, thigh, shoulder and leg stretches
  • Going for a light jog and practicing your throws are excellent ways of warming up your body as well
  • Be sure to know your body's limits, you will probably feel sore after the first few times and that is normal but if you feel any pain in your body while playing, stop and take a break
  • Bring lots of water and stay hydrated at all times

2. Teamwork Strategies

  • Spread out with your teammates on the court to avoid being bunched up on the same area
  • Strategize and have a plan in place with your teammates- communicate on the court
  • When your opponent is in a corner-throw the balls to force your opponent out of bounds
  • Avoid standing directly in front of your teammate(s) in case you duck an opponent's ball
  • Avoid standing directly in behind a teammates in case they decide to duck an opponent's ball
  • Use other teammates as human shields
  • Know the rules and code of conduct and abide by them

3. Throwing Strategies

  • Work with your team to throw multiple balls to eliminate a single and stronger opponent first
  • Practice throwing cross-court as opposed to straight shots
  • Fool your opponents and fake your throws
  • Target your opponents when they jump, use their inability to dodge at your advantage
  • Aim low near the feet making it more difficult for your opponent to catch the ball
  • Time your throws as soon as your opponent has thrown his/her ball
  • Startle your opponent by screaming when throwing

4. Defence Strategies

  • When defending with a ball, grasp the ball firmly so it is not knocked out of your hands
  • Ensure blocked balls are clearly deflected away from your body otherwise you are out
  • If outnumbered, try to focus on catching the balls in order to bring your teammates back in
  • Develop new ways to avoid being hit and creative and so opponents don't learn your strategy
  • Be unpredictable with your footwork and practice shuffling and side-stepping
  • Practice catching all types of throws: fast ones, slow ones, ones that are low to your feet
  • Focus on catching certain balls as some balls are just impossible to catch

There you have it folks, the top 4 tips for perfecting your dodgeball skills that has taken me year after year to formulate. I hope these little tidbits will help you as they have me. Rock on and get your Dodge on!

Written by Derek Fung
Dodgeball Fanatic Extraordinaire
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Training For Arm Wrestling

Training For Arm Wrestling

Training For Arm Wrestling
By Dane C. Fletcher

As an organized sport Arm wrestling began in 1952 by founder Bill Soberane, who got together with Dave Devoto to bring the sport to light when they formed the World's Wrist Wrestling Championships, Inc...a huge success. The article is going to cover ways that a guy or girl can train for organized competition, or just the typical Thanks Giving Day, kitchen table match. Although technique is very important for winning an armwrestling match, that can be the subject of another article. This is only going to cover strength training and conditioning that will be required behind the techniques.

Hand and Finger Exercise- Hands play an important role in becoming a top notch arm wrestler. Larger hands have a distinct advantage, as control over the opponents hand position through strength and leverage can put you on top in a match. Hand grippers are the tool of choice for this all important training. Most people have seen these, or even played with them. The most common provide a resistance of about 10 to 50 pounds...baby stuff! You want to go with heavy grippers in the range of 100 to 300 pounds. If you can close the 200 pound gripper, you can crush someones hand in a handshake, and only a handful of people in the world can close a 300 pound gripper.

Wrist and Forearm Exercises- A fatigued forearm has lost many a match. It can't be stressed enough how important it is to increase the strength and stamina in this muscle group. Most exercises that build up the forearm will work as well to increase strength in the wrists. Wrist strength is important along with hand strength to control the opponents hand position and gain a leverage advantage. The best exercises are wrist curls and lever lifts. We will also get into a simple exercise called towel pull ups. These three should get your wrist and forearms in really good shape.

Shoulders, Biceps and Triceps- There are countless exercises that will focus on these muscle groups, and are probably already a part of your weekly work out. Add towel pull up exercises to your routine to target the areas to strengthen particularly for arm wrestling. A towel pull up is like an ordinary pull up, but it is done by draping a towel over the pull up bar and grasping the ends like a couple of cow utters.

Now as you do your pull ups you will be strengthening your grip as your shoulders, lats, and upper arms come into play.

Always remember to give muscle groups sufficient time to recover after a strenuous workout. Overworking a muscle can cause injury, and put you out of the game. The excellent thing about some of the exercises described in this article is that they can be performed outside of the gym. Even on the couch while watching TV. Especially the hand grip exercises. Those can even be done while driving. Make sure that you balance the workout by doing "opposite exercises" for instance, to counterbalance the hand grip exercise, try this: Make a fist, and then while digging your fingers into the palms of your hands to get some resistance, flick your fingers out straight...keep doing it. Watch how fast the tops of your forearms burn.

Dane Fletcher is the world's most prolific bodybuilding and fitness expert and is currently the executive editor for BodybuildingToday.com. If you are looking for more bodybuilding tips or information on weight training, or supplementation, please visit http://www.BodybuildingToday.com, the bodybuilding and fitness authority site with hundreds of articles available FREE to help you meet your goals.

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USDA Issues Public Health Alert For Nutriom LLC Dried Egg Products

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Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for dried egg products by Nutriom LLC, a company in Lacey, Washington because they have reason to conclude that some products maybe unfit to be consumed by humans.

The FSIS says that Nutriom LLC refused to expand its Feb 15, 2014 recall to an additional 118,541 pounds of processed egg products which the federal government believes is unfit for human consumption. This is based on an ongoing federal investigation at Nutriom LLC due to the possible presence of Salmonella bacteria.

The USDA says that since the company refused to expand the earlier recall, the FSIS shall "take appropriate action to remove the products from commerce."

The FSIS says that it issued the original recall because the company allegedly recorded false laboratory results.

All of the recalled dried egg products were produced from May 2013 through January 2014, and bear the establishment number “INSPECTED EGG PRODUCTS PLANT 21493G” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.

The processed egg products were shipped across the US and to U.S. military installations in the United States and abroad, as well as to Mexico.

 

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Shuffleboard Rules (Indoor Table Game)

Shuffleboard Rules (Indoor Table Game)

Shuffleboard Rules (Indoor Table Game)
By Patrick J King

Standard Rules:

• Before the game begins, you first must decide who gets to throw last, called The Hammer.
• To decide who gets The Hammer, each player throws one puck. The puck that is furthest gets The Hammer.
• Each player has 4 pucks to throw during a round. Typically, 2 player or 4 player games are played. During a 2 player game, both players throw from the same end of the board, in alternating order. The player with The Hammer will throw second, so that they have the last throw of the round. Once the round is complete, both players rotate to the other end of the board for the next round. The object of the game is to score as many points, during each round, as possible.
• This can be done by either hitting your own pucks into favorable positions or hitting your opponent's pucks off the board.
• The player that reaches 15 points first, is the winner.
• In a 4 player game, teammates are located at opposite ends of the board and players never rotate to the other end.
• The team that reaches 21 points first, is the winner.

Scoring:

• Only one player (team) can score during a round. The player (team) with the furthest puck is awarded points. Points are awarded according to the numbered sections on the table.
• The scoring team receives points for every puck that is further than the furthest opponents puck.
• If a puck does not reach the foul line during game play, it should be removed immediately.
• If a puck is hanging over the end of the board, it is called A Hanger, and is worth 5 points.
• The loser of a round always receives The Hammer during the next round, regardless of the total score (i.e. The winner of the round shoots first during the next round)
• Games must be won by 2 or more points. In a 2 player game, if the score is 15-14, additional rounds continue until a team leads by two or more and is declared the winner.
• If you cannot determine which team's puck is further, than no points are awarded. In very close situations, it is typical to use an outside judge to make the call.
• It is acceptable to walk down the board and check puck positions during a round.
• It is acceptable to use shuffleboard powder / wax / sand... only between rounds.
• Please see the diagram for an example of scoring.

Alternate Games:

Bocce
• Very similar game to Curling, except any spot on the table can be chosen, beyond the foul line.
• Chose a spot on the table that is easily recognizable and won't move when hit (painted numbers)
• Players alternate throwing, and the player with the closest puck to the spot wins. If the closer player has multiple pucks closer, then they score a point for each.
• The other major difference to curling is that the first team to reach 9 points wins. In curling a fixed number of rounds are played.

Tap & Draw
• In this game, you never want to knock another puck off the board. The goal is still to have the furthest puck down the board to score points. If you knock one of your own pucks off, it is lost.
• If you knock an opponent's puck off the board, your puck is removed and your opponent's puck is replaced on the board in its original position. If this situation occurs and you also knock one of your other pucks into the furthest position, this puck must be returned to the original positions
• The advantage is to throw first in this game. If a player wins a round, then the opponent receives first throw in the subsequent round.

Horse collar
• Opponents are at opposite ends of the board. During a round, one player shoots all eight pucks and receives points for all pucks in scoring positions.
• The opponent then throws all eight pucks and receives points for all in scoring position.
• This is continued until one player achieves 51 points.
• An equal number of rounds must be played by each opponent. So, if the first player to throw reaches 51, the opponent gets their round to try and exceed 51.
• In 4 player games, teammates are on the same side of the board and alternate throwing pucks.

Baseball
• All the rules are consistent with regular shuffleboard, except a fixed number of rounds are played instead of playing to a point total.
• The player/team with the highest point total after 9 "innings" wins. If the game is tied, additional rounds are played until a player / team wins by 1 point or more.

To find more details and pictures on shuffleboard rules, games and scoring, you can visit: Build a Shuffleboard. This was a site created to help people build their own tables and is now the go to site for information on Shuffleboard Rules.

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Panic Attacks - The Terror From Within

Panic Attacks - The Terror From Within

Panic Attacks - The Terror From Within
By Linda R. Young

Panic: racing heart, trembling, sweating, dizziness --all striking without warning-- leaving you with a sense of terror. If you're a sufferer of panic attacks, these are just a few of the symptoms you may experience on a regular basis. Other common symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pains or heaviness in chest, tingling in hands, feet, legs or arms, and the fear of going crazy, losing control or dying.

We know that about 5% of Americans suffer from panic attacks. Some health care professionals believe that the reported cases are actually low, since many people experience symptoms but never receive treatment. Many people refuse to seek help because they are embarrassed or ashamed of their condition.

Facts to Know About Panic Attacks:

 

  • A panic attack can last from several minutes up thirty minutes or more.
  • They can strike several times in a short period of time.
  • About half of all panic attacks occur during sleep.
  • Although they may seem to appear from out of the blue, they typically follow a long period of stress, lasting over a period of weeks or months.
  • In individuals prone to this disorder, any kind of emotional or physical disturbance can trigger hyperventilation (shallow breathing) without him or her even being aware of it, triggering a panic attack.

What Not To Do About Your Panic Attack:

 

 

  • Don't keep your panic episodes a secret! It's nothing to be embarrassed about or ashamed of. Your body is experiencing what is known as the "fight or flight" response, a normal bodily response if you were in a truly life or death situation. The difficulty is that the response is being triggered when there is no actual life threatening event.
  • Don't use drugs or alcohol to calm your anxiety or panic symptoms. While they may give you temporary relief, in the long run, drugs or alcohol won't solve your problem. Chronic use of drugs and/or alcohol may create an additional issue to confront.
  • Don't isolate yourself or limit your activities as a result of your symptoms. Many individuals who experience panic attacks are fearful of being with others for fear of another attack occurring or will avoid places where a previous attack occurred. Limiting your social contacts or contact with your environment only intensifies the fear.

What To Do About Your Panic Attack:

 

 

  • Let others be supportive of you. You don't have to announce to the whole world that you have this problem, but letting people close to you know what you're going through can take some of the stress off of you.
  • Talk with your primary care physician or mental health professional about your condition. There are several effective approaches that can be taken to treat panic attacks.

Types of Treatment: There are several effective forms of treatment for this condition. They include:

 

 

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy - explores the psychological and social stressors that may be contributing to the panic and explores how to make behavioral changes to address the problem.
  • Relaxation techniques - involve learning muscle relaxation, sensation focusing and visualization to address the symptoms.
  • Biofeedback - used to teach individuals to control bodily functions such as heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and skin temperature in order to reduce anxiety and panic.
  • EEG Neurofeedback - a sophisticated form of biofeedback, neurofeedback trains the brain to slow the brain wave patterns that contribute to the "fight or flight" response in panic attacks.
  • Medication prescribed by a primary care physician or a psychiatrist is another method of treatment for this condition.

 

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How do You Set Realistic Fitness Goals

How do You Set Realistic Fitness Goals

Submitted by: Kya Grace

Fitness is a very important issue and has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. One of the key factors of losing weight successfully and staying in shape is to set realistic fitness goals that can be achieved easily. The importance of setting goals for yourself when you start following a fitness schedule is that it will provide you with confidence and motivation to pursue your goals. It will also help you to set newer goals and challenges.

Many of us make the mistake of being too strict with ourselves. It has been seen that when people start working on a fitness schedule, they set very high standards for themselves. There are also people who set goals for themselves by imitating others. It is not uncommon to find people trying to achieve looks resembling that of movie stars and famous models. This is the wrong approach of losing weight. Try to set goals which will be easy to achieve and then gradually move on to newer challenges. Here are some guidelines for setting realistic, logical and achievable goals:

1. Talk to a diet expert - It is very important to determine your ideal body weight and then exercise accordingly. Consult a diet expert who will be able to guide you on this. A diet expert will also suggest you on what type of diet will suit your body type the best. This should help you formulate what type of exercise schedule you can follow. Don’t try to follow a difficult diet if it looks too daunting. You are bound to fail in your attempt if you are not comfortable with the diet.

2. Consult a personal trainer - It is necessary to couple a proper diet along with exercise to reach your fitness goals. A fitness trainer is the best person under whom you can train and learn new types of exercises regularly. Your trainer will also supervise your daily exercise routine and will be able to formulate a daily workout routine for you. You can consult your trainer while setting goals for yourself as your trainer will know how your body will adapt to the various types of exercises.

3. Be honest to yourself - It will be impossible to achieve your goals if you are not honest to yourself. Although the lure of that chocolate cake will be too delicious to overcome, you have to bear in mind that you are avoiding that cake so that you can remain fit.

4. Take baby steps - It is best to start with small steps. For example, try incorporating brisk walking in your first week of exercise and in the following week you can try an easy diet. The next week, try to eliminate soft drinks and fast food from your daily diet. You will notice a considerable weight loss in the following weeks if you go about in this way.

Thus, losing weight and staying in shape is not a difficult task. All you need is to plan your goals so that they are logical and easy to achieve.

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California Company Recalls Ice Cream Products Due To Listeria Concerns

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Joseph

Helados La Tapatia, Inc., of Fresno, California is voluntarily recalling all of its popsicles, ice cream products, fruit bars/cups and bolis due to Listeria monocytogenes concerns, and is working closely with regulatory officials, the US Food and Drug Administration announced.

The FDA says the products were distributed in retail stores in Nevada, Arizona, Washington, and California as well as Guam and Canada. The recalled products are sold under the brand names of Helados La Tapatia and Icesations.

The problem was discovered when a routine inspection by the US FDA revealed bacteria on certain food processing equipment the agency said.

Listeria monocytogenes  is a dangerous bacteria which can pose serious or even fatal illnesses in young children, the elderly, frial persons and people with weakened immune systems. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. L. monocytogenes can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, headaches, stiffness, high fever, convulsions, loss of balance and nausea.

The FDA says that production of the products have been suspended while Helados La Tapatia, Inc. and the US Food and Drug Administration continue their investigation into the source of the problem.

According to the announcement on the FDA website, Helados La Tapatia or Icesations products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-559-441-1105 Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (PDT); Saturday, 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m. (PDT). After March 20, 2014, a toll free number (1-855-893-1171) will be available. Consumers can also contact the company at helatapatia@sbcglobal.net.

To date there are no reported illnesses.

 

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Iron Imbalance Can Lead to Clinical Depression

Iron Imbalance Can Lead to Clinical Depression

Iron Imbalance Can Lead to Clinical Depression
By Helena Ederveen

Iron and clinical depression

It is an established fact that iron is very essential for neurological functions and development. Iron deficiency is very prevalent all over the world. This deficiency can lead to depressed neurotransmitter response, leading to clinical depression. When iron is not transported from the blood plasma pool to the cerebrospinal fluid, depression can set in.

The Importance Iron Balance

The importance of iron for sustaining good health cannot be underestimated. Lack of iron can lead to exhaustion, clinical depression, vulnerability to viruses, cancer, and various degenerative conditions.

On the other end of the spectrum, excess iron or change in the iron-binding capability leads to a situation where the free unbound iron causes or aggravates all diseases, infections, cancers and toxicities.

Therefore, in our efforts to acquire the right proportion of iron or lose excess iron, we must not overlook the fact that iron must be bound and properly guided through the body from the time of ingestion to excretion.

If we do not pay attention to bind and properly guide iron during the detoxification process, the toxic effects of iron may nullify its various benefits.

It is very difficult to determine the exact iron content in the body, since no test or combination of tests, under any clinical condition, can give us the accurate estimate.

Before laboratory investigations lead us to any conclusion, it must be understood that the results of each laboratory test may be influenced by factors such as infection, inflammation, liver disease and malignancy. Sometimes laboratory tests are inadequate.

Most elements can either donate or accept electrons in order to attain a stable electronic configuration; but iron can both, donate as well as accept electrons.

Due to this ability of iron, it is highly reactive and can be highly toxic. Hydrogen Peroxide in our body readily dismutates in the presence of iron, giving rise to free radicals. Unbound iron speeds up this process of producing free radicals. Free radicals play havoc by damaging cell structures and ultimately killing the cell, resulting in various diseases.

The role of Proteins

Most living organisms bind iron atoms to protein molecules in order to prevent this damage done by unbound iron. This enables them to restrict the damaging action and take advantage of the various benefits offered by iron.

Proteins play an important role in metabolism by speeding up biochemical reactions by their enzymatic action. Enzymes produced due to chronic inflammation, action of free radicals and change in the related subclinical markers cause a breakdown of connective tissue, which holds the body together.

The words protein, peptide and polypeptide tend to be a little confusing. Although they have common characteristics, they are distinct.

Protein is a complete biological molecule with a three dimensional structure, whereas peptide is a finite chain of amino acids which lacks proper structural arrangement. A polypeptide is an infinite chain of amino acids which also lacks a proper structure.

Biochemical screening is a test done to detect the presence of any disease. Such tests have revealed that every degenerative disease results from six subclinical defects, namely, pH imbalance, anaerobic metabolism, free calcium excess, chronic inflammation, connective tissue breakdown and oxidative stress.

Our body metabolism and exposure to pollution gives rise to extremely reactive ions called free radicals. Free radicals are produced due to iron imbalance which indicates that iron is not bound to protein and therefore, is free to cause damage to cells.

Iron deficiency or Copper deficiency?

Acute inflammation is actually a positive sign since it triggers the immune system to fight diseases and withhold iron. This is kept in mind by health professionals while formulating medications for treating cancer, iron deficiency, excessive tiredness, memory loss and depression.

Sometimes tests show that a person has low iron content in blood serum. Prescribing iron supplements may pose a risk because low iron may actually indicate low copper content.

When clinical tests show low serum iron, elevated Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) and low Transferrin Saturation, it could not only mean that there is free iron but also a copper deficiency.

How do we know? Let's get a little technical. Ceruloplasmin is a copper protein complex found in blood plasma. Ferritin is a protein complex that is found in cells, and it stores iron in soluble and non-toxic form. Transferrin is a blood plasma protein that binds iron tightly and therefore, reduces free iron. Now, Ceruloplasmin takes iron from Ferritin and attaches it to Transferrin. Two molecules of iron can be attached to a single molecule of Transferrin. Therefore, there is a vacancy for two iron molecules on every Transferrin molecule. In a normal person, only 30% of these vacancies get filled. When fewer iron molecules are attached to Transferrin, the TIBC rises. This is an indication of low copper. Since copper is low, it cannot produce Ceruloplasmin and the above-mentioned process of attaching iron to Transferrin cannot take place.

In short, clinical tests that show low iron content in blood serum may actually indicate low copper content. Therefore, prescribing iron supplements may aggravate the condition.

What else does free iron indicate?

Also, when there is free iron, it can mean that there are not enough amino acids. Amino acids are the most abundant neurotransmitters available in the brain. Research has shown that a lack of specific neurotransmitters may induce clinical depression. Antidepressants regulate the action of these neurotransmitters thereby providing relief to the person.

Moving towards the Right Solution

If the above-mentioned factors are studied well, a proper diagnosis and treatment for clinical depression can be arrived at.

The risk of infection, disease and high toxic levels can be reduced once we identify iron imbalance. Thereafter appropriate measures must be taken to restore the iron balance. Therefore we must consider a few factors:

1. Since intestinal mucosa contains Transferrin, it must be well maintained.

2. Protein levels should be optimally maintained.

3. The right balance of aerobic-anaerobic metabolism must be attained. Too much of anaerobic metabolism results of production of toxins and resulting in fatigue, which is a symptom of clinical depression.

4. Overpowering acid stress by maintaining alkalinity

5. Getting rid of toxins and organic solvents that may hinder the iron binding action done by proteins.

6. Individuals who are diagnosed to have free iron should take to a diet rich in whole eggs and cultured dairy products.

7. A proper phlebotomy and testing program must be conducted to monitor iron overload.

Since iron deficiency or excess plays a key role at every step in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical depression, we should be careful to monitor its status in order to avoid the chain of events that are triggered by its imbalance.

Last but not least, a clinical depressed person who snores, needs to address to apply snoring remedies in order to stop the snoring and support their biochemistry.

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Helena Ederveen is an Associate Member Australasian College Nutritional & Environmental Medicine; Clinical Nutritionist; Certified Master Practitioner NLP & Advanced Practitioner Eriksonian Hypnosis; Counsellor. 25 Years Experience. Are You Serious About Discovering Your Own Individual Blueprint Of Health? Free "Health Blueprint" Assessment.

My own health is what has driven me to become supremely qualified as a holistic health practitioner.

By 2002 I was involved in looking at pathology profiles with completely different eyes. It deepened my understanding of certain scientific laboratory technologies that can define and suggest how to rectify health imbalances before they mature into full-fledged disease.

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Burn Body Fat Quickly With Performance Based Aerobic Exercise

Burn Body Fat Quickly With Performance Based Aerobic Exercise

Burn Body Fat Quickly With Performance Based Aerobic Exercise
By Rusty Moore

Want to Look Like an Extremely Toned and Fit Athlete?

There are a many ways to burn body fat, but I suggest focusing on increasing your performance to get this done. Here is what I mean. Instead of timing yourself and living on a treadmill or exercise bike or other forms of aerobic exercise, why not focus on getting more accomplished? Instead of being "time focused" why not be "performance focused".

Athletes Train For Performance...Their Superior Body Composition is a Side Effect

The funny thing about many ultra defined athletes is that their amazing looking physique is often just a side effect of being in great shape. In fact, if you get in top shape your body will eventually adapt by burning body fat, gaining muscle tone, and looking better. The nice thing about getting in better shape is that you will actually become healthier in the process!

"Shouldn't I Stick to My Target Heat Rate to Burn Body Fat"?

This was an idea that became popular over 20 years ago. It has since been proven obsolete. When you workout at a much more intense level when you do aerobic exercise, you burn up to 6 times more calories in the following 24 hours. "Deep down" you probably knew this anyway. Take a look at athletes displaying the most muscle tone, like sprinters, soccer players, basketball players, etc. These guys and girls aren't walking around in their particular sport, they are working up a serious sweat! Remember how toned Michael Jordan looked back when he was playing basketball? If you do, you also probably remember him dripping with sweat at the free throw line.

So How Do You Increase Performance on a Treadmill or Exercise Bike?

I like to spend 30 minutes on cardio and make progress each session. The funny thing about training is that people focus on performance in weight training, but they don't devote this same attention to aerobic exercise. The term people use for lifting heavier weights each workout is "progressive resistance". If you apply the same concept to cardio workouts you will see fat loss results at a quicker pace. A simple way to do this with a piece of cardio equipment is to increase the level that you ride at for 30 minutes. Another way to do this would be to monitor how many miles you cover in 30 minutes.

Some Tips to Get The Most out of This Workout

Your first instinct will be to go all out and really increase the speed on the treadmill by your second or third workout. This is a mistake! What you want to do is maybe just increase the speed for a few minutes one workout and then back to your previous speed. The next workout, you may want to run at that faster speed for one minute longer, etc. Make small steps in progress, so you don't run into a sticking point a month down the road. Let your body catch up and then increase the performance in small steps. Over time you will notice a massive drop in your body fat and you will be as fit as ever!

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