Sunday, November 3, 2013

Stressed Out? Top 10 Stress Relievers

I thought I would discuss one of the main issues today with most people which is STRESS. It's all around us in every shape and form. Amazing how stress can affect our lives in so many ways. One thing about stress is it can be good and too much is bad for you. That's probably true of most anything in life. If you need to do a large amount of work with a tight deadline and you need to react quickly, stress can be handy. However, if you have to handle stress too often you can have bad affects such as headaches, trouble sleeping, an upset stomach, and other annoying ailments. It can play havoc on your body leaving you wishing you could just relax and forget your troubles.

Stress has been known to weaken your immune system. You know as well as I do that this could make it harder for your body to fight off diseases and even the common cold. Obviously, if you already have some health issues stress can make them worse. It can also cause you to be depressed, anxious and moody which will affect your life greatly. 

The good news is YOU can control stress. You just have to learn different ways that are effective in managing your level of stress. Here are some suggestions I've found to be most effective in gaining control of stress in your life:

  • First and foremost find out what is causing you the stress in your life.
  • Look for ways to eliminate what is causing you stress and also ways to prevent each stress trigger.
  • Do your research on ways to relieve stress and it's affects. Find out what stress relievers will fit into your lifestyle then stick to trying a couple until you find the best recipe for you.
Once you've done the above you will be closer to a stress free lifestyle! Just imagine how wonderful it would be. Sit down and grab a cup of your favorite comfort drink and write down what your life would be like if you didn't have any stress. Once you start focusing on controlling your level of stress you will be on your way to freedom. 

Here are some ways to relieve stress that I found to be most effective:
  • I can't say it enough, EXERCISE is key for not just relieving stress for well balanced overall health.
  • Get together with a friend and communicate what's going on in your life that causes you stress. Let your feelings out, getting it out will truly be helpful.
  • Get off the couch and do something you like to do. Read a great book or a hobby like crafting that has relaxing affects. 
  • Learn some relaxing techniques like yoga, Tai Chi, aromatherapy or just soaking in a nice hot bath.
  • Try meditation, hypnosis, listen to relaxing music and just let your mind rest for an hour or so. 
Check out the top 10 Stress Relievers I found on my favorite health site. They really work and I thought I would do a quick post to share some information that really works. Take the stress level test as well you probably won't be surprised about the result of your test.

Thank you for stopping by and come back again soon for your daily dose of health! Tell your friends and family to stop by to chat about health too. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Start Eating Healthy Today!


It's time to start eating healthy today! Guess what, you can lose the weight you've been carrying around and improve your health now. Check out some of my recipes on Pinterest. Stay tune for great information provided to you about how you can get healthy too! Go ahead leave a comment I love to hear from my readers. Share some of your healthy recipes. Check out the site tomorrow for great healthy information you won't want to miss.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What is HCG?

Today I'd like to discuss my opinion on a subject that is in the pulse of the health market at this very moment. For those of you that look for a quick fix to getting fit you probably already know about my health topic for today! Here it is HCG, have you heard about it? Okay well let me fill you in...

The Simple truth About HCG & Weight Loss

Dietary plans don’t have to be conservative to be effective. Whenever a diet regimen consist of injections of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), a hormone evident in the urine of expectant women, you better be careful. Two thirds of the adults in the US are carrying too much weight or they are obese. That mind-blowing statistic drives an insatiable craving for alternatives preferably ones that are absolutely easy and fast. Some people trying to lose weight get completely fed up with slow weight loss and begin looking for a quick fix. Such as the "Lose 30 Pounds in 30 days" claim in "The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About" that promotes HCG.

Just How Does the HCG Diet Work?

In theory, the HCG hormone is supposed to suppress your hunger and then stimulate your body’s use of fat for energy. Most HCG diet plans limit dieters to merely 500 calorie consumption per day which consists mainly of organic and natural, raw foods along with the HCG injections or serum drops under the tongue (note: The oral HCG might possibly contain very little, if any, HCG). Follow the plan for 45 days continuously, you are likely to fix your fat burning capacity, and even reduce several pounds daily, hence the advertisements suggest. That's not likely, say diet and nutrition experts. You will definitely drop a few pounds on the HCG diets but yet the weight loss will be the result of the extremely low-calorie or starvation-like diet, not the HCG.

Weight of the Studies
Although it may sound like a rational weight-loss plan, the medical data in using HCG is lacking. In 1995, the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published an analysis of research suggesting absolutely no benefit of hCG in supporting weight-loss. In a December 2009 a study conducted by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians concluded they did not highly recommend HCG as a weight reduction aid. 

There have been scientific studies which show that HCG injections will not cause weight loss. Some physicians describe the protocol as extreme, nearly impossible to adhere to, and senseless, especially because the clinical trials have confirmed that HCG is unsuccessful as a weight reduction aid. There are actually no FDA-approved HCG weight-loss products, and the FDA together with Federal Trade Commission have cracked down on several companies marketing HCG weight reduction products.

Potential Health Risks

Not only will you throw away your money on HCG, but additionally there are potential negative outcomes from side effects of the product furthermore self-injections to nutritional deficiencies. It is actually literally out of the question to satisfy all of your nutritional needs for carbs, protein, fats, and fiber with less than 500 calories daily and the diet is likely to bring about vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Minimum calorie levels are closer to 1200-1500 a day to fulfill appetite, fuel day to day activities, and afford all the nutrients you require for good health and wellness each day. 

When ever calories ingested are so low or near the starvation level, the body not only burns body fat, but also muscle mass for energy. The last thing a dieter needs is to lose some precious muscle mass, mainly because muscle mass is what keeps your metabolism at its best. Not only do you lose fat and muscle, odds are the weight lost will likely return and when it does, it ordinarily returns as all fat.

So the bottom line is "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". Furthermore, if shedding weight were as simple as guaranteed by the HCG diet, why would the obesity epidemic continue to exist in the US? Evidence shows the best eating plan is the one you can stay with. And there is little probability anyone can continue with the HCG diet. Decide on a diet regimen that works for your way of life, but don’t go for one that requires very expensive and also worthless HCG. 

I believe that you will not lose a single pound unless you commit yourself to putting in the work behind losing weight. Losing weight is dependent on good eating habits, exercise & your commitment! Start eating healthy today and get ready to be fit in 2013. 

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