How long have you been torturing yourself with bad food and not enough of it without losing the weight you wanted to? Or much more slowly than anticipated? It sucks doesn't it! Well let me tell you, its not because you are stupid, or because you have the self-discipline of a 2 year old, or because you are destined by the gods to be fat. No, its because no one really knows what they are doing including all of the people that have written books.Have you ever noticed who is writing these dieting books. Well let me tell you who they aren't. They are not doctors that specialize in the human body's metabolism. They are not exercise or nutrition experts who have done and taken part in the latest and most exciting research, and they are not qualified to make the claims that they do. It really is a whole lot of quackery or in other words, bad science.So let me give you a few quick pointers on losing weight. First you need to understand that it is simple math dealing with inputs, or the food you eat, and outputs or the calories that you burn and the food and water that you eliminate. If you input more than you output you are going to gain weight, simple as that. And if you output more than you input you are going to lose weight there is no question about it. So basically there are several different ways to affect these variables in order to achieve success. One is input less, or eat less and this can be either in terms of mass or in terms of total calorie content. Another option is to output more, that is burn more calories off during the day. The obvious application is to exercise and the more exercise you do both in terms of strain and in terms of time the more calories you will lose. There is also something called the basal metabolic rate or BMR.The BMR is a function of genetics and environment. If you have fat parents chances are that you are going to struggle with obesity and have a lower than average BMR. Chances are also though that you learned inactivity and poor dieting choices from your family of origin which are environmental factors. You burn more calories at rest if it is cold and as a function of how much you exercise. If you exercise consistently and in a way that gives you a good work out than you will have a higher resting metabolic rate. If you don't than it will be much lower. It is also a function of the amount of certain tissue that you have that burns energy. The best example of this is muscle which is a highly energy needy tissue.
People normally eat more whenever celebrations arise, such as birthdays and the holidays. We tend to ear more whenever these kinds of events occur. In line with this, a new study found out that people who have the tendency to eat in response to external factors, such as holidays and celebrations, have lesser problems in dealing with their weight loss than those people who eat in response to their emotions (considering internal factors). The study also found out that emotional eating was associated with weight regain for people who lost weight.Lead author Heather Niemeier of Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center states that they have findings that the more people report eating to respond for thoughts and feelings such as when one is lonely, the less weight they lose in a behavioral weight loss program. The findings also showed that among those who have successfully lost their weight, those who report for emotional eating, were more likely to regain. The authors noted this as important, since one of the greatest challenges in facing the field of overweight and obesity treatment remains the problem of weight regain following the weight loss. According to Niemeier, participants in behavioral "weight loss program" s lose an average of ten percent of their body weight, and these losses are associated with significant health benefits. Unfortunately, the majority of participants return to their baseline weight within three to five years. In this particular study, the researchers analyzed the individual's responses to a questionnaire that is widely used in overweight and obesity research called the Eating Inventory. The Eating Inventory is a tool designed to evaluate three aspects of eating behaviors in an individual such as cognitive restraint, hunger, and disinhibition. For a more specified research, Niemeier and her team only focused on the disinhibition aspect of the Eating Inventory. Although, past studies have suggested that disinhibition as a whole is an accurate predictor of weight loss, the scale itself includes multiple factors that could separately forecast outcomes. Niemeier said that the disinhibition scale will evaluate the impulse eating in response to emotional, cognitive, or social cues. Their goal was to examine and isolate the factors that make up the disinhibition scale, and then determine if these factors have a specific relationship with weight loss and regain.Those included in the study are divided into two groups. The first group was composed of 286 overweight men and women who are currently participating in a behavioral weight loss program. The second group on the other hand included 3,345 members of the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), an ongoing study of adults who have lost at least thirty pounds and kept it off for at least one year. According to the study, by examining these two different groups, they were able to evaluate the effect of disinhibition on individuals attempting to lose weight, as well as on those who are trying to maintain weight loss. Upon further examination, the researchers found that the components within the disinhibition scale was to be grouped in two distinct areas: external and internal disinhibition. External disinhibition describes experiences that are external to the individual, while internal refers to eating in response to thoughts and feelings, which includes emotional eating. Results showed that in both groups, internal disinhibition was a significant predictor of weight over time. For those people enrolled in weight loss programs, the higher level of internal disinhibition, the less weight is lost over time. Their research has suggested that attention should be given to eating that is triggered by thoughts and feelings, since they clearly play a significant role in weight loss. Internal disinhibition, however, predicted weight change over time above and beyond other psychological issues including depression, binge eating, and perceived stress. By further modification of treatments in order to address these triggers for unhealthy eating and at the same time help the patients learn alternative strategies could improve their ability to maintain weight loss behaviors, even in the face of affective and cognitive difficulties.
There are always some kinds of side effects associated with drug abuse. Steroids are a group of potent chemical compounds strongly linked to the male sex hormone testosterone. There is a number side effects associated with steroids also. The people who use steroids may experience serious side effects or dangerous consequences. However, the majority of people nowadays are ignorant of side effects of steroids. The people using steroids must need to be aware of "side effects of steroids" . Steroids are one of the most abused drugs of the modern times. Whether young or old, expert or inexpert; Sportspersons, bodybuilders, weightlifters, and athletes are always looking to get an advantage over their challengers. Serious jocks trust in hard work and praxis to boost their ability, rapidity, force, and aptitude, but some sportspersons turn to steroids to improve their recital on the field or the court, without knowing the exact side effects of steroids. Steroids are being used by a number of high school and also middle school students to perk up their skillfulness or to become more acrobatic. Steroid consumption is not just limited to males, but females are also widely making use of steroids. It is rather important to know that using steroid hormones or steroids not only is unlawful, but dangerous also. Steroid abuse may cause serious changes in body that may not be detected until its too late. Some of the side effects of steroids will relinquish after quitting steroid habit, but some may not. The possible side effects of steroids for both sexes include increased blood pressure, liver cancer, heart disease, stroke, nausea, sleeping troubles, early hair loss, joint pain, cramps in muscle, urinary problems, blood clots, headaches, giddiness, skin problem on face and back, jaundice, trembling, coronary failure, nervousness, irritability, mood swings, fatigue, restlessness and depression. Steroids are assistive when your bodies lose ability to fabricate enough testosterone. Thus steroids help you live vigorous life during later years, but they are rather hazardous when used as performance enhancing drugs by runners, muscle-builders, and other jocks, which is steroid abuse that results into serious side effects and lethal outcomes.
Older adults across the country are increasing their physical activity in new ways. According to Physical Activity and Health, A Report of the Surgeon General, "Older adults can obtain significant health benefits with a moderate amount of physical activity." Benefits include a reduced risk of heart disease, improved stamina and muscle strength, and a lowered chance of falling and fracturing bones. Additionally, physical activity can foster improvements in mood and a sense of well-being. Senior living communities are leading the way, offering an array of exercise and health programs that encourage residents to enhance their physical fitness.One group of luxury retirement communities across the country offers fitness programs for all levels. From aquacise classes to tai chi, residents of Classic Residence by Hyatt communities are encouraged to engage in physical activity.With the influx of new exercise and diet recommendations, older adults are taking advantage of new services and educational opportunities. For example, residents have shown great interest in tai chi, a martial arts form that enhances balance and body awareness through slow and precise body movements. Tai chi significantly reduces the risk of falls among older adults by nearly 50 percent, states a study reported in the Journal of American Medical Association by the National Institute on Aging. "Members of the group have noted several health benefits: increased muscular strength, improved balance, better memory, more manageable hypertension control, and a general feeling of well-being," said resident Beatrice Rose, M.D., M.P.H.A personalized, three-day-a-week resistance training program helped resident Fred Donnelly to lower his body fat composition from 21 to 10 percent in one year. "The fitness program has enabled me to maintain my weight and my good health," Donnelly noted.Diet is another essential aspect of overall health. For many older adults, food just isn't as enjoyable as it once was. The usual methods of enhancing flavors, such as adding salt and butter, are off limits for those on restricted diets. To offer residents great-tasting and healthy food, the luxury retirement company has partnered with Dr. Susan Schiffman from the Taste and Smell Lab at Duke University to develop a natural way to enhance the flavor of food. The result is a breakthrough in cooking technique, Classically Pleasing Cuisine, which uses all-natural ingredients to enhance food's aroma, flavor and tenderness with no added salt.With a combination of good exercise, healthy eating habits and routine health screenings, older adults are minimizing their risk for illness and improving their overall health.
Whether it's from playing golf, working in the yard or simply sitting at a desk, statistics show that two-thirds of U.S. adults will experience back pain in their lifetime.In your day-to-day activities, are you putting unnecessary strain on your back? Here are some ways to protect your back and relieve back pain:* Stand up straight. Good posture will relieve pressure from your lower back.* Stay fit. Exercise is important for keeping your muscles strong and maintaining a healthy weight. Being overweight puts more of a strain on the back. People who exercise infrequently also are more prone to back injury because their muscles are not accustomed to the exertion.* Have an ergonomic work area. Your chair should support your lower back and help you maintain good posture. If you work on a computer, the screen should be positioned so that you do not have to tilt your head up or bend your neck down to see it. Sitting in the same position for a long period of time also strains your back. Get up from your desk and walk around several times a day.* Evaluate your mattress. A mattress that is too soft or too firm can be a major culprit in back pain. Flip your mattress several times a year to keep it from wearing out in the spot where you sleep.* Lift properly. Keep your back in its natural position and bend your knees. Do not twist your body or bend at the waist while lifting. If something is too heavy, do not lift it by yourself; ask for help.* Try yoga. Yoga involves special stretching exercises that will loosen the muscles in your back.* Use a pain relieving patch. The Absorbine Jr. Back Patch, for instance, was developed to target back pain with deep, penetrating heat. The blend of menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oil goes straight to the point of pain to relieve back spasms and muscle aches. According to the manufacturer, it relieves chronic back pain for up to eight hours.