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Spa and Wellness

Rejuvenate Mind, Body and Soul to Revamp Your Diet and Exercise Regime

Losing weight is a challenge that can take years or months to perfect. With a busy schedule, I recently picked up a yoga DVD. It is a 30-minute work out that fits with my active schedule. It's no secret that exercise and diet are the only two weapons for weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle one will need. Finding the right exercise can be a form of trial and error. Once you find it, become an expert in it.Working out every day isn't necessary. Neither is working out for an hour each day; 30-minutes a day, five times a day is as sufficient as an hour a day for three times a week. How many have an hour a day, though?Make the most of your 30-minute work out by including: • Resistance training and cardiovascular training, make 1/3 cardio (10 minutes) and 2/3 (20 minutes) resistance

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Yoga

Six Traditional Types Of Yoga

There are in fact six types of yoga traditionally practiced, plus a new type, bikram yoga, that has been rapidly gaining in popularity recently.The six traditional types of yoga are:1. Hatha 2. Raja 3. Karma 4. Bhakti 5. Jnana 6. TantraNow we're going to take a closer look at each individual types of yoga and their differences.Hatha YogaThe teachings of hatha yoga are the type most commonly practiced in the Western hemisphere. The word hatha comes from the Sanskrit term ha (meaning sun).There are two important principles that hatha yoga is based on:1. Meditation - You will find at least one posture that is especially comfortable to you and that you can sustain for long period of time while you meditate. As you advance, you'll ideally learn several postures that you are comfortable with. Ma

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Supplements

Best Nutritional Supplements For Weight Loss

Even without trying to lose weight, there's no question any more about the importance/necessity for taking food grade vitamin/mineral supplements. The fact is the foods we're supposed to be getting all our nutrients from are not anywhere near the same as what they used to be 30 years ago. Gmo foods, over-farmed soils and pesticides are creating produce with much less usable nutrients than what we used to be able to rely on for our vitamins. There are numerous fruits and vegetables that develop the majority of their vitamin/mineral content during the last 7-10 days of vine ripening. Unfortunately, unless you live on a farm and eat directly out of the garden, you get your produce from the super market. In order for fruits and vegetables to be fresh and last long enough for you to buy them fr

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Fitness Equipment

What To Look For When Buying An Elliptical Trainer – 6 Must-Have Features

Buying an elliptical trainer but not sure where to start? Elliptical machines have come a long way over the years with more toys, features and design options than ever before.That's good news - but it can be bad news too if it ends up confusing you with all of your options.Not to worry though - when you know what to look for you'll easily be able to spot a high quality crosstrainer and find the best elliptical for your home.So with that in mind, here are 6 must-have features to look for when buying an elliptical trainer:#1 StrideStride length is the furthest length between the pedals. A longer stride of 18 to 20 inches will more fully work your lower body muscles and feel much more natural.A shorter stride of around 14 to 17 inches can feel uncomfortable and unnatural for many people. Not

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Dental Care

Dental Tips for Seniors for a Great Oral Health

Taking care of teeth does not only mean having a beautiful smile. Dental health extends beyond those pearly whites and that is why people, most especially seniors, should take good care of their teeth. Here are a few dental hygiene tips that can make them smile in the coming years.Clean dental implantsAbout 75% of seniors who are at least 60 years old no long have a whole set of natural teeth. Most of them have artificial teeth like crowns, dental implants or dentures. It is imperative to care for these latest smile accessories to make sure they last long. Since dentures and implants are not made of the same materials as teeth, they need to be maintained more than just merely brushing them.When their dentist talks to them about the proper care tips, they should listen and follow their advi

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Exercise

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living – Stop Postponing Your Exercise Plan

"As soon as the month is over." "At the start of the New Year." "Once my projects are done, and I have more free time." "After this weekend." The variety of excuses for postponing an exercise plan are endless. You have probably heard at least a hundred variations. You may be guilty of some of them yourself.If so, how many of those times can you say with confidence you stuck to your plan? Did you end up exercising after procrastinating for longer than you should have? To be fair, you may not be like the average person. But the chances this applies to many readers are high since this is a typical pattern.More often than not these plans remain plans or ideas. There is plenty of vision behind them. But the execution or most crucial part tends to be lacking.It is easy to procrastinate or postpo...

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Spa and Wellness

Things to Explore While Staying in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a popular tourist destination in the United States, only just over one hundred miles from Los Angeles. This destination is set in the Coachella Valley, a desert place brimming with Palm Springs hotels and resorts.This area is a piece of paradise surrounded by rugged canyons and sandy wilderness. Besides being hot and sunny throughout most of the year, the area is home to some of the greatest outdoor experiences and attractions, drawing millions of visitors each and every year.The first thing you will want to experience while staying in the desert is the famous aerial tramway. This rotating tramway will take you on a ten minute journey up Chino Canyon where you can enjoy magical and panoramic views of the surrounding area and enjoy a relaxing meal in the canyon top restauran

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Exercise

Kettlebells – What Kettlebell Size and Weight Do You Start With?

Kettlebells are amazing! Kettlebell workouts are the answer to maintaining and transforming your body into a fitness machine at home without the need for having an expensive club membership.Kettlebells develop superior fitness fast. So what benefits does kettlebell training have for the average woman or man and what size do you start with?I will answer both of these questions and get you started with your kettlebell workouts.The kettlebell trains the body to work as a complete unit and as a result creates true 'functional' strength and endurance. Kettlebell training is a great way to lose weight, tone up those soft areas of the body, and stay in shape. Kettlebells come in many shapes and sizes but that wasn't always the way.When kettlebells re-emerged from hiding in 2001 popularized by Pav

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Back Pain

Simple Ways To Avoid Common Causes Of Back Pain

Back pain is one of the world's most common health problems. According to the World Health Organisation, it is also in the top 10 diseases and injuries accounting for disability-adjusted life years (number of years lost due to ill-health). It can affect people of any age, potentially affecting their work life and general well-being.Fortunately, there are some simple techniques that you can use to avoid the common causes of back pain. This article will identify those techniques and explain how they can also reduce the level of back pain you are currently experiencing.What are the common causes of back pain?The human back is a complex system of muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. These components must work together to support the body and enable movement. The spine also contains cartilag

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Back Pain

What Is the Sacroiliac Joint and Is It Causing My Pain?

Recently, a new patient who had been experiencing chronic pain in her left buttock area, asked me this question on her initial visit: "What is the sacroiliac joint and is it causing my pain?" She had been told by one of her coworkers her sacroiliac joint (SI joint) might be a problem and to see a chiropractor. After examining her we found her SI joint was the source of her pain and I told her to thank her coworker for correctly diagnosing the problem. Fortunately, I was able to provide treatment to correct my patients problem and within a short time she was pain free.The purpose of this article is to explain what the sacroiliac joint is, why it can cause pain and how to correct problems that arise.Let's begin with some simple anatomy. We all know that there is an area of our body called th

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