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Monday, November 29, 2010

Exercise Tips

Walking is good for all of your body, mind and spirit.  For localizing exercise on certain parts of your body, there are good suggestions everywhere.  For arms and upper body, use at least a 5 pound weight to lift out and straight up from your body.  Repeat this 10-20 times each session dependent on being a beginner or a regular exerciser.  Even if you walk, this is good for your upper body if you have excess weight there.  If you are under 50, you should be able to do push-ups.  Over 50 you get torso results with a floor exercise.  Sit flat on the floor and raise both legs so that toes are same height as your head and stretch your arms straight out and hold for 5 seconds.  Repeat 5-10 times.  Add a forward type plank lying flat on floor raise your full body until your knees are straight up above your heels; clasp your hands underneath your body and stretch your arms out straight.  Hold for 5-10 seconds at least 10 times.  For arms, legs and central body balance, place knees and hands on floor and lift right arm and left leg at the same time.  Do the same with left arm and right leg at least 5 times each session.  These are the exercises you can do at home on rainy or cold days.  Do not skip days that you cannot go out to walk or run.
The above exercises help with balance besides the circulation from brain to toes.  You can find other helpful advice at my website:
To your good health, joyduf

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Diets and Herbal Teas

Did you know that people who follow a Mediterrean type diet live 6 and more years than persons who do not?  This type of diet consists of whole grains, fruits, vegetables (especially greens), olive oil, fish and chicken.  For the best chance at great health...prepare your own food.  Most westerners are not willing to prepare their own food every day because of time constraints.  Choose the number of days your family can work together to prepare meals and buy fresh vegetables and fruits for those days.  Weekends are the time most families eat more meals together and 3 days eating healthy are better than none.  The whole family would probably lose unwanted pounds in the process if you do not have unhealthy snacks lying around.  Eating out all weekend always puts on pounds because restaurants do not major on cooking healthy.  The appearance of food and flavor are what sells.  If your family tries this, I would love to know how it worked out for you.
For anxiety or elevated blood pressure, steep some herbal tea.  Several have a calming effect.  Try chamomile, or any of the green teas instead of coffee in the morning.  A cup of fresh brewed tea gives some people a good start for their day whether it is fruit tea or one of the herbs.  Ginseng tea is a good energy tea and very good for you. 
Please leave a comment if you have found benefit from tea or the foods mentioned above.