Library of Health Tips

As you can see this blog-post is long  because
i have collected all these info for the readers for there
better health and it is only for the informational purposes only.
Hope you all enjoy it and learn from it.

.Give your Eyes a Rest :

Most jobs in today’s society require the use of a computer. If you sit in front of
a computer al day or work any job or hobby that requires your eyes to work
hard, be sure to take breaks throughout your day. For soothing relief, you can
use eye drops, close your eyes for a few minutes to alow them to rest, and
look away to something other than what you are working on. Also, ensure that
you are working with appropriate lighting, which is an oversight many people
make.  These are ways in which to give your eyes a much-needed break.
Eyestrain can cause eye problems as wel as headaches.

.Beware of Alergies/Reactions :

Pay atention to what you eat. With so many wonderful restaurants, trying new
dishes is exciting and fun. However, several foods are responsible for up to
90% of al alergy problems. If you notice after eating certain foods you sufer
from headaches, upset stomach, or other problems, make note, you could be
having an alergic reaction.  The foods most likely the problem include eggs,
milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, shelfish, and fish.  For children, the common
foods include cow’s milk, soy, eggs, and wheat.

.Throw out the Scales :

If you have bathroom scales, you should either get rid of them or put them
away for a while.  Weight does not accurately reflect the level of your fitness.
If you should be measuring anything, it should be body fat, not the weight.

.Watch the Sugar :

Often people think by drinking fruit juices or eating low-fat fruit rol-ups and
such, they are cuting out or eliminating sugar.  The fact is that some fruit
juices have more sugar than a soda.  Reduction of sugar is important to good
health; therefore always check out the sugar content of anything you put in
your mouth, even if it appears to be healthy.

Eat Less Later in the Day :

Everyone knows, whether they want to admit it or not, reducing calories wil
help you to lose weight. However, just as you should reduce the calorie intake,
you need to know when to eat.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the
day and the one meal that should not be missed. Lunch should be healthy but
a less than what you ate for breakfast.  As you approach dinner, eat healthy
but light. Avoid after dinner snacks or eating before bed!

. Supplements and Vitamins :

While some supplements and vitamins on the market are not worth buying and
some, such as Ephedrine, have been proven dangerous, other sources are
healthy. Most important, you need to understand what it is you are taking, and
strictly folow dosage just as you would medication that has been prescribed. If
you are unsure, check with your physician, a nutritionist, or a reputable health
food store. Many supplements that are good for overal health include grape
seed extract, Glucosamine, aloe vera, and Selenium.  Vitamins to consider
would include Vitamin E, Vitamin C, B-12, Iron, Magnesium, and Calcium.

. EliminateStress :

You have probably heard this before. Stress is a key contributor to poor health.
Study after study has found that when a person is stressed, the body reacts.
The result of stress could be high-blood pressure, tension headaches, upset
stomachs, poor posture, and so on.  Keeping stress in check wil help you
manage your overal health much beter.


Does sleep realy afect health?  You bet it does.  During sleep, your body is
resting and recovering from al the work is has done throughout the day. Your
serotonin levels are brought back in line, your muscles relax, and mind is
alowed to clear itself in preparation for the next day. If you are not geting the
proper amount of sleep, you wil notice it in a physical way. While there is no
magic number, usualy between six and eight hours a night is appropriate.  If
you have dificulty geting to sleep, before you climb into bed, try Yoga,
listening to soft, relaxing music, a glass of wine, or if you can talk someone into
it, a good massage.

.Nutrition  :

People often confuse “dieting” with nutrition.  Your body needs to have
nutrients replaced, whether through foods being eaten or supplements. Do you
remember what you learned in elementary school about the four major food
groups? As adult, eating balanced meals from these groups stil applies. It is
important to remove the “junk food” from your diet and stick with healthy
foods. If you do not like certain things such as fruits or vegetables, be sure you
are taking a supplement to get the nutrients needed. Another consideration is
if you are a vegetarian.  There are certain benefits taken from meat such as
iron and B-12 that you should consider taking a supplement for in exchange for
the meat.

.Yoga :

The practice of Yoga is actualy a spiritual practice.  However, with the many
benefits received it has quickly become a popular choice to thousands of people
strictly for health.  Yoga helps stretch out muscles and ligaments, tone the
body, and the greatest benefit is that it helps to clear the mind. Having a clear
mind works toward a healthy body.

.StopSmoking :

You have probably heard this more times, than you can count but facts are
facts! There is no other way to say it – smoking is not only bad for your health,
it is deadly! One woman in her late thirties had smoked for 10 years. She had
tried everything from watering down her cigaretes, throwing them away,
wearing a patch, chewing gum, you name it, she tried it. She realy wanted to
quit but the addiction was so strong she was finding it impossible.

. MixingMedications :

Many people do not realize how dangerous mixing medications can be. In fact,
some combinations are lethal.  If you are on medication, make sure your
physician knows everything you take, including herbs and supplements.  To
take it one-step further, when you have a new prescription filed, ask the
pharmacist if there are any bad interactions with your other current medication.

. DrinkWisely :

There is nothing wrong with a couple of social drinks or a glass of wine or beer
with dinner, but if you drink, you need to be wise.  First, if you drink to the
point of being drunk, keep in mind that you are causing damage to your liver.
Second, if you drink, NEVER drink and drive.

. Young at Heart :

Regardless of your age, if you start acting too old, you wil actualy not benefit
yourself at al. Studies have shown that people who act old, feel old, and can
actualy sufer from problems before their time.  Do not be afraid to be
youthful, within reason.  The next time you see a man in his seventies running
a marathon or a woman keeping up in aerobic class, you can see that by
refusing to give into age, they are healthier and live much longer lives.

.CholesterolLevels :

High cholesterol leads to hardening of arteries, which in turn, leads to heart
disease or atack. Keep your intake of food healthy, limit the amount of sugar
you eat, and have your cholesterol checked. If it is higher than 200, ask your
doctor for ways to reduce it.

. Meditate  :

Find some time away from noise and distractions for you. Meditation can come
in many forms. Whatever way you meditate, ensure that you are in a quiet
place with soft lighting, sit with good posture and in a comfortable position,
practice slow, rhythmic breathing, and concentrate on something calm and
relaxing. Meditation is a great stress reducer, which is vital for good health.

. Listen to ME :

If you know that you are not feeling “right” but the doctor tells you everything
is fine, listen to your body.  There is nothing wrong with geting a second
opinion. If you are not comfortable with the doctor’s advice, get another exam.
In addition, if you go to a doctor who tells you that what you feel is in your
head, or you are crazy, get out of there immediately.  You know your body
better than anyone does and you need a doctor that believes in you and ofers
the right kind of support and encouragement.

.BodyFat :

When you think about losing weight, more importantly than weight is the
amount of fat you are carrying around. This fat is measured with what is caled
Body Mass Index, or BMI. For women, if you are fit, your percent of body fat
should range from 21% to 31%.  If you are in incredible shape, that could be
as low as 10%. For men, fit should be between 14% and 25%, and excelent
shape, as low as 2%.

To calculate your body fat, write down how much you weigh (be honest – no
one wil see this but you). Multiply your weight by 703. Next, write down your
height, in inches.  Multiply by that same number.  Then you wil divide your
weight number by your height number. That is your BMI. For example, if your
weight were 150 pounds x 703, your weight answer would be 105,450. If your
height is 5’4”, that would be 64 inches x 64 for a total of 4,096.  Taking the
105,450 divided by 4,096, you come out with a BMI of 25.7.

. Read the Label :

Get into a habit of reading the labels on food. While they may have messages
such as “Low Fat” or “Reduced Calorie” writen al over the front of the package
or can, when you read the label and understand what you are looking for, you
wil probably be surprised. Regardless of what the claim may be, the label may
tel another story.  The FDA provides these important guidelines, therefore,
should be what you look for. If the message and label do not jive, move on to
a diferent product.

.Water  :

Water is excelent for the body and good health. Water helps flush out toxins
and other unwanted things lingering in the body. Water also replenishes fluids
that help lubricate the internal body, keeps you hydrated, reduces hunger,
which helps with weight loss, and helps to make skin look smooth and young.
If you are not used to drinking water, it may seem hard at first, but very
quickly, you wil enjoy the clean, refreshed way it makes you feel.  At a
minimum, you should drink 64-ounces a day and more if you can.

.Seatbelts :

You may be wondering what seatbelts have to do with health.  Statistics show
that wearing seatbelts keeps you safe and therefore alows you to live longer.
To keep yourself safe and healthy, it is critical that you buckle up every time
you get in any car. Do not be fooled into thinking that going the few blocks to
the corner store is not big deal.  Most accidents happen close to home so
whether you are traveling one block or across the country, buckle up.

. Do Not Forget the Teeth :

Often the care of teeth and gums is overlooked as potential health risks.
However, with the oral cavity being the main way in which parasites, bacteria,
yeast, and fungus get into the body, taking time to thoroughly brush and floss
your teeth is important.  Keeping your mouth clean is a great way to benefit
your health.

. Atitude :

A negative atitude can have a negative impact on your health just as a positive
atitude can afect your health in a positive manner.  Living well has a direct
corelation with a positive outlook. Keep smiling and try to find the good in life,
even when things are tough.

.Be Careful with the Sun :

Everyone loves basking in the warm sun, especialy if it is lying on a beautiful
sandy beach. While the sun has many benefits, too much sun without proper
protection can be harmful. Being sunburned not only hurts, but also damages
skin and promotes wrinkles and cancer. If you are going to spend any time in
the sun, even 10 minutes, protect your skin with sunscreen for both UVA and
UVB rays.

. TastyAlmonds :

If you love nuts, then you are in luck. Almonds are not only delicious and make
a great snack food, medical studies show they contain as much protein per
ounce as red meat. In addition, they aid in reducing the risk of heart attacks
by up to 50%. The next time you need something crunchy, reach for a handful
of almonds.

.Wash your Hands :

This is something you have probably heard your whole life. Disease is easily spread
from touch, whether from person to person or object to person.  Giardia is the
number one germ that is transfered from touching something infected.  Once you
have Giardia, you can get very il. In addition, germs can be passed from your pet
that has been roling on the grass, something dropped on a dirty floor, just alow
your imagine to roam if you dare.  Washing your hands is a quick, easy way to
reduce the spread of germs.

.Sunscreen  :

Most people know that sunscreen is important for shoulders, backs, legs, and
arms when out in the sun but there are other parts of the body that are often
overlooked. When enjoying the beautiful sun, be sure to use sunscreen on your
ears, slips, and even the tops of your feet as well!

.Fragrance and Aging :

If you want to do everything you can to age gracefuly, you should avoid
anything that has the perfumes or lotions of coconut oil and orange.  The
reason is that these fragrances contain a substance caled psoralen, which is
known to speed up the aging process.

.No More Cafeine :

Cafeine can dehydrate your body so try to remove it from your daily intake.
This may require some weaning, but when done, you will feel beter.  If you
feel that you need something, instead of grabbing a cub of cafeinated cofee or
soda, try drinking herbal tea.

.Stick with Whole Wheat :

Whole wheat is actualy beter for you. It ofers more fiber, which helps reduce
the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diverticulosis, diabetes to name a few.
When possible, set aside the white flour and bread and reach for products that
are made from oats, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, rye, brown rice, milet, and

.GreenTea :

Studies have shown that adding green tea to your daily diet provides several
health benefits to include the metabolizing of fat, ease of digestion, and is a
good source of flavonoids.  Another benefit is that tea is a form of natural
diuretic, which is very mild and not harmful.

.PufyEyes :

If you batle with pufy eyes or dark circles that make you look worn out, do
not feel alone.  This is actualy a very common complaint that can be treated
easily. By using a mixture of Vitamin C ester and alpha-lipoic acid eye therapy,
you wil find that this antibiotic helps reduce this pufiness.

.Get to the Gym :

Working out at home is a good option and for some people, they are commited
enough to actualy make it work. However, for the majority of people wanting
to get into shape, the inspiration, competitiveness, and encouragement
received from working out in a gym is the way to go. Although it wil require a
smal investment, make the decision to find a gym that ofers state-of-the-art
equipment, qualified staff, and fun classes where you can enjoy working out.

.Before it’s a Problem :

Instead of taking an injury through rehabilitation after it is an injury, why not
rehab before. You can actualy take preventative measures before you indulge
in a sport or activity by ensuring you stretch properly. This wil help strengthen
as wel as stretch muscles, which in turn, helps reduce unnecessary injuries.

.IncreasedProtein :

Many diets of today’s society pul you back and forth, one teling you to eat
more protein, and one less. The fact is that if you are not exercising as much
as you used to or if you are exercising heavily, your body could in fact need
more protein than what the RDA recommends.  The good balance for either
scenario is 50% to 60% carbohydrates, 20% to 25% protein and 20% or less of
fat. If you stick with this equation, you wil benefit.

And lastly Be Realistic  :

It would be great to be able to jump right into a hard workout, feel great, and
see instant results.  However, it is important to be realistic about several
things.  First, you need to understand that you more than likely wil not (or
should not) start out with a hard workout if you have not been in a regular
exercise routine.  Start out slow and do not set yourself up for failure by
expecting miracles overnight. Geting fit takes time and with commitment, you
wil reach your goals.

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