7 Weight-Loss Tips and Advice for the Elderly
Jul26

7 Weight-Loss Tips and Advice for the Elderly

A few extra pounds on your body might look okay and harmless, but once the accumulation sets in and starts increasing, it can cause several problems. Young or old, a person must make sure to always keep his weight in check to avoid a Pandora’s box full of diseases involving, liver, kidney and heart diseases. Seniors should take utmost care about their excess body fat to live a healthy and disease free life. The body fat is said to increase the most between the ages 25 to 75 and usually reaches its peak till the age of 60. A lean body requires lesser energy to function and will allow the seniors to maintain an active lifestyle even past the ages of 60. Here are some beneficial weight loss tips to assist the seniors. 1. Regulate Your Food Intake As a person ages, the body metabolism drops and the body is able to burn lesser number of nutrients at a time. Eating 3 square meals a day might be beneficial for a growing adolescent, but for the seniors it is often advisable to take smaller amounts of food at regular intervals so the body may get enough time to absorb the nutrients. Food groups like fruits, vegetables, grains, eggs, milk etc. should be included in the diet and less intake of greasy and oily food is advised. 2. Maintaining An Active Lifestyle It is advised by most physicians for every individual above the age of 25 to regularly exercise and workout to maintain body movement and a balanced metabolism. Walking is one of the best exercises for the seniors as it doesn’t involve any physical strain. Walking regularly can help the seniors maintain a considerable amount of body activity that lowers the chances of excess fat build-up. 3. Dietary Supplements Several weight loss supplements can also be used to lose weight. However they should be properly reviewed and should be taken after medical consultation with a doctor. Dietary supplements can also be reviewed on several websites, such as the newfatburnerreviews website, that provide reviews and details about the latest brands of dietary supplements. 4. Gardening Gardening is one of the best forms of exercise and outdoor activity for most seniors. Gardening not only provides a solid ground for some interesting activities, but you can also grow some fresh organic home grown vegetables. Studies have shown that gardening not only works on physical levels but also leads to mental relaxation. 5. Tai Chi Developed by the Chinese as a hand to hand combat technique,tai chi chuan became popular due to its proven physical and mental health benefits. Research has shown that practicing...

Read More
Five Common Remedies For Herpes Relief
Jul19

Five Common Remedies For Herpes Relief

Herpes is an STI or sexually transmitted infection which affects the skin and surrounding areas in the body. Since, herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, it impacts the genitals and cervix along with the skin in these areas. This is a long-term (chronic) disease and many patients don’t show symptoms until later in life. Let’s look at the five most common remedies for herpes relief as proven through studies. Epsom Salts Bathing in epsom salts is an excellent remedy to consider for patients suffering from Herpes. It is able to soothe the infected area and heal the body from all the soreness and itchiness that comes along with this infection. It is important to bathe the area for at least 15-20 minutes in the salts to get the desired results. Each patient is different and it is important to let the body recover before using epsom salts as a remedy. Baking Soda and Corn starch To help with the sores that develop from herpes, it is important to use baking soda and corn starch for relief. This combination is used for a number of things, but it is great when it comes to dealing with herpes and the sores that appear. When applying this combination of ingredients, it is essential to keep the area as dry as possible to help with the effectiveness of the treatment. It is best to apply the baking soda and corn starch with a cotton ball instead of the fingers. Black Tea Bag This is a simple, proven remedy that is able to soothe the skin and reduce the sores that are present. Take a black tea bag after it has been boiled and place it directly on the sores. This will help reduce the sores and provide relief in the short and long-term. Make sure to not apply the tea bag for more than 3-5 minutes. This is more than enough to get the most out of the tea bag. After completion, dry out the area and get rid of the tea bag. Ice Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? Ice is used for a number of injuries, diseases, and skin related problems. Why is this the case? The answer is straightforward, ice is used because it works like a charm. Take a bag of ice and apply it onto the sores for 10-15 minutes. This should be repeated at least two or three times throughout the day to achieve optimal results. Always look to read what the skin is saying during the application of the ice. If it begins to hurt, it is best to take the ice bag off and let the...

Read More
Suggested Nutritional Requirements While Treating Mesothelioma
Jul18

Suggested Nutritional Requirements While Treating Mesothelioma

Found in the lining of the body’s organs, mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer and begins in the mesolial cells. The inner lining found within the body’s organs are designed to help protect them from external threats. When this lining begins to weaken because of abnormal cell growth (i.e. cancerous cells), the organs are weakened and become prone to injury and disease. For mesothelioma patients to remain healthy and battle against this rare form of cancer, it is important to have a proper diet in place. Let’s take a look at important nutritional requirements for mesothelioma patients to implement within the article below or you can also visit Mesocare.org for more info. Water It all begins and ends with hydration. If the body is not being hydrated, it becomes impossible to deal with the cancer that is spreading through the body. The immune system requires fuel and assistance against all of the bad toxins that are present internally. If these toxins are not eradicated appropriately, the body will not be able to fight against the cancer. Water has all of the components required to flush out these toxins and help the immune system recuperate from its fight against the cancer. It is important to drink at least eight glasses of water as a mesothelioma patient or more if recommended to do so by a physician. Read more about the benefits of water here. Salmon Protein is critical for the body and this comes in different forms. One of these forms would be salmon, which is packed with nutrients and is high in protein. If you are a vegetarian, it is appropriate to get your protein from other sources such as beans and peanuts. The goal with this nutritional change is to get as much protein as possible. It is best to eat at least your bodyweight’s worth of protein (in grams) on a daily basis to help the body fight against the mesothelioma. Oranges and Berries Fruits and vegetables are one of those proven options that are excellent for fighting against almost any disease. Cancer is no different as oranges and berries are packed with the right kind of nutrients that are required in helping the body. The immune system requires these nutrients in order to rejuvenate and remain healthy. Orange and berries are great because they are packed with those antioxidants that are required for reducing the impact of the toxins present in the body. Make sure every meal has some component of oranges and/or berries in it to help the body get its require dose. Smaller Meals This is not a specific food, but a way...

Read More
Pain Control: In The News
Jul15

Pain Control: In The News

If you suffer from chronic or acute pain you may realize that pain management and control techniques and best practices are constantly changing due to new scientific findings about current and potential future pain medication. Pain doctors throughout the world should consistently keep up on the most current news and scientific journals and studies to ensure cutting edge treatment options for their patients. This article will discuss some of the major pain control and management issues in the news and the scientific community within the past year. Acetaminophen The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition released a new report in July 2014 in order to promote safe acetaminophen use. It targets how to use it safely, preventing overdose and how to promote its safe use in the community. Recent statistics show that over 50 million Americans use the drug acetaminophen in 600 over-the-counter different medications. By taking over 4000 mg of acetaminophen in a day constitutes an overdose and may cause severe liver damage. Yet most Americans do not realize the severity of the consequences of overdosing on acetaminophen because the effects are not immediately felt. Often this overdosing is a result of taking another dose too soon, not realizing that multiple products contain acetaminophen, and taking too much in one dose. The report recommends Americans follow these four steps: always read the medication label, follow its instructions, never take to acetaminophen containing medications at the same time, and ask your pain doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your current medication. Biomarkers for Pain With the human genome project mapping the human genetic system science is advancing rapidly in genetic knowledge and theory. In the control of pain new advances have been postulated on exploring the pain genome for human biomarkers to determine pain sensitivity amongst humans. Just as red hair is known biomarker for pain sensitivity amongst dentists and as a biomarker as a resistance to anesthetics, the color of your eyes may determine the level of your pain tolerance according to a recent study. The study looked at 58 pregnant white women and showed women with darker colors trended towards increased anxiety, increased sleep disturbance and less improvement in rumination when compared with their other eye color colleagues. Increase Pain to Relieve It A novel approach to pain relief has been proven by a study out of Canada that shows pain hypersensitivity can be erased when the pain is rekindled so it then can be subsequently erased. By administering capsaicin the active ingredient in cayenne pepper as well as a drug that blocks protein synthesis resulted in erasing the hypersensitivity. The test subjects within less than two...

Read More
The Importance of a Personal Trainer in Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals
Jul14

The Importance of a Personal Trainer in Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals

Most people think that a personal trainer is only for folks who are looking to bulk up like that sexy Hollywood macho guy. This is not so, a personal trainer is for anyone who is looking for ways and means to lose weight in a healthy and effective manner. Just getting on a treadmill and spending countless hours on it will not help in achieving anything worthwhile in the long run. A trainer such as a Personal Trainer Essex will design an individualized plan that will help to expedite achieving your fitness goals in a totally supportive environment. Workout Plans for Every Individual Are Very Important An individualized workout plan will complement the body condition and fitness level of the individual. It will be prepared by taking into consideration the strengths and limitations of a person. The individual will have to go through a series of exercises, which are based on calisthenics and endurance, in order to achieve any fitness goal. A personal trainer will be able to instruct the individual on these parameters and assess the condition of the person along the way. The individual will have to go through a series of interviews in determining if he or she is physically fit to perform certain exercises and moves, which would be included in the overall program. Underlying issues that may result in the individual suffering physical discomfort during the workout program could be discovered early on and rectified with the help of the personal trainer. Professional Trainers Know How To Help You Achieve Your Goals A professional will be able to advice his or her client in the proper handling of weight equipment. The correct way of performing the workouts will be exhibited by the professional. This will help to prevent any spinal injuries that could occur due to the wrong posture in handling weights and gym equipment. It is not just the steps and moves that would be displayed to the client, but the correct way of standing and moving with the equipment will also be displayed by the professional trainer. All these will help in expediting achieving the weight loss goal of the customer. Most people don’t know how to breathe in and out during a workout session. This is one of the most important aspects in order to achieve the best results with any exercise program. In fact, the wrong breathing techniques can have serious repercussions on the individual’s health too. This will not happen when you hire a personal trainer to guide you during the workout sessions. The best workout regime should include a mixture of cardiovascular, strength training and a little bit of...

Read More