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5 Benefits of Regular Exercise

Benefits of Regular Exercise

Exercise should be drilled into daily routine. Medical research shows that regular physical activity is required for the body to function normally. With the city life taking away the play fields and less and most of the work being on the desk, exercise daily is the only way to keep healthy. Here are some great benefits of regular exercise.

  1. Exercise controls occurrence of Cholesterol – Regular exercise burns the extra fat which is the basis of high levels of HDL and triglycerides. The increased heart rate and blood flow keeps the heart in good shape. So you will have fewer chances of heart diseases.
  2. Weight Control – Exercise helps to burn calories and helps the body to grow strong. In the process you will see the effect of exercise on weight. People who do regular exercise have a stable weight very much within the BMI
  3. Helps remove stress – If you had a bad day at office and are under stress, try the cross fit regime. I have one sand bag hung in my balcony and whenever I feel stress, boxing the bag is the way to remove stress. Even light exercises like brisk walk have been seen to improve the general mood.
  4. Energy boost for body and brain – Regular exercise not only improves muscle strength and endurance but also the energy level. When the heart and lung will work properly the energy levels are bound to go up.
  5. Exercise boosts libido – With the energy levels up, exercise has a positive effect on libido making your sexual life much better. Common problems related to sex will vanish with regular exercise.

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Diabetes – How to fight it naturally….

Diabetes is a disease with no proven cure. It is only with control, that you can live longer. But can you again get back to eating sweets and other things you love? Well it does not have a cure in the popular chemical based medicine. However there are enough natural remedies that can cure of diabetes, and I am not joking. A few tricks can help you be healthy even if you cannot get rid of it completely.

Natural Treatment for Diabetes

  • Drink Pomegranate Juice daily – A doctor will advise you against it. He would say that juice has sugars and should not be a part of daily diet. However startling results have been found by Israeli researchers. The juice not only fills you with energy but also does not have much effect on sugar levels. Pomegranate has a unique property of preventing deposit of fatty acids on artery walls which is a major cause of death in diabetics. Start drinking and live longer!
  • Induce natural insulin production with garlic – It has been a home remedy in many cultures to eat roasted garlic in the morning to control blood pressure. However little is known about the insulin production inducing property. Allicin a natural compound present in garlic, induces pancreas to produce insulin, and in some cases patient hardly needs insulin injection. Amazing isn’t it?
  • Pumpkin the wonder – It has always been regarded as a vegetable with not much to offer. However a recent research has proved that pumpkin has certain chemicals that regenerate pancreatic cells. Useful for Type I and Type II diabetes. So have pumpkin in daily diet. It can even cure diabetes.

These are few natural cures for diabetes. There is no medicine or injection involved, so try it as soon as possible and get rid of the life with control!

Bayer Blood Pressure Monitor

High blood pressure or hypertension as it is called can be very serious if not controlled. High blood pressure can be silent within a body for many years before symptoms appear. If not checked the problems can lead to a big disruption in your life style, causing disability or even a heart attack. Monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis can help you spot a problem early enough for it to be controlled. Busy people lead busy lives and cannot always attend proper medical checkups, even if you can, a Bayer blood pressure monitor in your home means you can check your blood pressure any time you are concerned. Certain life style habits can increase your chance of high blood pressure, stress, caffeine, obesity, smoking, lack of physical exercise to name a few. Changing some of your bad habits can reduce the risk but there are also factors inherent in your make up like age, race and family genetics that you can do nothing about but stay alert for any increases in your own blood pressure readings. When you read your blood pressure  you are measuring the amount of blood pumping around the body and the resistance to the blood flow in the arteries. You are actually taking two readings; the diastolic and systolic. You will often see the measurements written as two numbers. Your blood pressure does not stay the same it can be effected by a number of factors for example your sleep pattern or physical activity. Normally a good time to read your blood pressure is after a period of rest about 5-10 minutes, and before you have a cup of coffee and a cigarette! You may need to take your blood pressure a number of times a day to note any fluctuations but then identify a regular time to take it daily if required.

  • The Systolic measures the blood pressure when the heart is pumping blood.
  • The Diastolic measures the blood pressure between the beats when the heart is at rest.

 

Diagram showing the systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings
Blood Pressure reading.

The measurement is taken in millimeters of Mercury (mmHg) the first reading is the ‘systolic’ and the second lower reading is the ‘diastolic’; read more about blood pressure readings and how they can affect you online. A Bayer blood pressure monitor or an Omron m2 blood pressure monitor makes taking your blood pressure easy. Gone are the days of sphygmomanometers, new tech and design makes reading your blood pressure very straightforward.

Sphygmomanometer with self read display  and no control over cuff pressure
Older style blood pressure monitor
omron m2 blood pressure monitor easy use monitor with Intelligence Technology
omron m2 blood pressure monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s digital blood pressure monitors can include an upper arm cuff with Intelligence Technology; this means the cuffs will not become too tight on the arm and give a false reading. The automatic monitors also show if the cuff has been placed correctly. The display indicates the reading on clear easy to read large displays. There is also a reference to previous readings for comparison. Depending on the model of monitor it will also indicate if an irregular heart beat is found. Follow the manuals carefully when using your blood pressure monitor, normally available as downloads, but as a general rule, sit with your arm at heart level, ensure you have an empty bladder (a full one gives higher readings) remove any tight arm clothing, and sit up straight on a chair legs uncrossed. If you are concerned your blood pressure is too high you need to see your Dr to have him view your readings and make a thorough control. Blood pressure readings are affected by many factors as outlined above and if you do have a high reading then there are a number of options open to you. Your Doctor may prescribe a course of medication to manage the high blood pressure. Losing weight, keeping to a low salt diet, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables and exercising will all assist you in controlling your high blood pressure. Stopping smoking and reducing alcohol intake needs to be seriously considered for a healthier life style. Regular blood pressure checks can be non intrusive into your day when you have your own blood pressure monitor. Buying a blood pressure monitor for personal use could be the best investment you can make for your health but it is important that you discuss your readings with your Doctor.

 

Liver Disease

Progressive Liver disease
Progressive Liver disease

 

Liver is the largest gland in the human body, and the also the largest organ. It weighs approximately 3 to 3.5 pounds. It is the organ which fat emulsification. If your liver is not healthy you will face problems of not being able to digest fat. It can lead to toxifying of the body.

Liver disease is any disruption in the functioning of liver. The organ is so designed that even a small part of the liver can take up the full functionality. The major symptoms of liver disease are:

  • Nausea – It is one of the primary symptoms of liver disease.
  • Vomiting – When you cannot digest fat, vomiting occurs very regularly
  • Surface of the skin and eyes turning yellow – This is mixing of bile juice secreted by lever.
  • Right upper abdominal pain – This is an indication of the liver not functioning properly.

The major diseases of liver are:

  • Jaundice – The most common disease. It is a water borne disease. When bile which is required for breaking up fat molecules is produced in excess, then jaundice or Hepatitis occurs. It is of three types Hepatitis A, B and C. The only cure is rest and limiting intake of fat.
  • Liver Cancer – Cancer is one of the most common causes of failure. Unstopped growth of cells in liver leads to dysfunction of liver. Its main cause is excessive alcohol consumption, ingestion of chemicals/drugs or sometimes genetics. There is still no cure, and only option is liver transplant.
  • Liver cirrhosis – This is due to many reasons and is the last stage of liver disease. The liver shuts down exposing the body to toxins. The result is death and life can only be extended by dialysis, but for a limited period. Transplant is the only option.

Bayer Didget’s Blood Glucose Monitor for Children

A number of children suffer from type 1 diabetes. The parents of these children have to do all they can in order to make sure that their children’s health does not suffer. These children will have to get into the habit of getting regular blood tests, which can be rather difficult. Children usually do not want to follow these habitual rituals, and it might not be possible for the parents to explain just how important these tests are on a regular basis. However, Bayer Diabetes Care has come up with an effective way of promoting good health practices among children.

Kids will always be kids, and they will be more likely to permit blood tests if they are fun. This is the idea they had in mind when they launched DIDGET. DIDGET is the first blood glucose monitor only for kids, and it promises to be a lot of fun. This is a gadget that connects the physical parts of the kid’s health with emotional well-being. The DIDGET is connected to Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite systems, which will allow them to make sugar testing fun.

The DIDGET system rewards kids for regularly testing blood sugar levels, for establishing personal sugar goals and for meeting these goals as well. These goals will allow kids to treat this like a game they enjoy playing, as opposed to a chore their parents are imposing on them. This can help promote discipline among the children, while at the same time ensuring good relations between the parents.

The DIDGET system’s connection to the Nintendo DS system allows kids to play games as well- the system is sold separately, but since the DIDGET is connected to the DS, children will be able to use their Bayer password on the DS, where they can collect and use points.

This product is ideal for parents with children who have type 1 diabetes, for it allows them to have fun now, while laying the path for a more disciplined future that will help them stay healthy.

Cardiovascular diseases and assessing their risk

Cardiovascular diseases are diseases related to the heart. There are many variations of cardiovascular disease, but they are primarily caused by atheroma. Atheroma are like fatty lumps that can coat the lining of the blood vessels (arteries) in the heart. This can cause the arteries to harden and reduce the space blood has to flow through them. The location of the atheroma and the severity of it can cause a number of diseases such as heart attack, peripheral vascular diseases, etc.

It is not possible for one to say exactly when or how cardiovascular disease can affect a person. A number of factors contribute towards the development and growth of this form of disease. In general, adults over the age of 40 have a higher chance of developing cardiovascular disease. However, people under the age of 40 can also suffer this disease, provided they have a genetic or filial history of heart disease. This means that people whose immediate family suffered from particular forms of heart disease will be prone to the same, even at a younger age.

Your lifestyle could also have an impact on cardiovascular disease. In case you smoke or drink a lot of alcohol. Obese people, and those who do not get involved in enough physical activity for their age group and gender can also find themselves in the high risk category.

It would be a wise idea for one to get their risk assessed at an earlier stage so that they can start taking the right kind of treatment. Heart disease is something that can be kept at bay, as long as one is aware of its existence and is aware of the kind of measures they have to take against it.