Health and Fitness

Baby (Fetus) Movement / Rolling During Pregnancy

Image of Baby (Fetus) Movement / Rolling During Pregnancy Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks from fertilization, i.e. approximately 40 weeks from the start of the last menstruation. Thus, pregnancy lasts about nine months, although the exact definition of the English word “pregnancy” is a subject of controversy.A pregnancy is divided into trimesters: the first trimester is from week 1 to the end of week 12, the second trimester is from week 13 to...

Signs and Symptoms of Infant Autism and Its Care

Signs and Symptoms of Infant Autism and Its Care Infantile autism is characterized by general and profound failure to develop social relationships, language retardation and ritualistic and compulsive behavior. Approximate incidence is 4:10,000. More boys than girls are affected and clinical finding manifest before the age of 30 months. Etiology : Although the cause of autism remains unknown CNS dysfunction is suggested by the increased...

Daily Recommended Sleep for Children and Adolescents Ages 5 to 19

Daily Recommended Sleep for Children and Adolescents Ages 5 to 19 ;Sleep Depriva How do you know if your child's weight gain is normal and when it's leading to childhood obesity? Children, unlike adults, need extra nutrients and calories to fuel their growth and development. So if they consume about the number of calories they need for daily activities, growth and metabolism, they add pounds in proportion to their added inches. But children who eat more calories than they...

Common Childhood Asthma and Its Management

Common Childhood Asthma and Its Management To most persons, asthma means wheezing regardless of its cause. As per American thoracic society definition, Asthma is defined as "a disease characterized by an increased responsiveness of the trachea and bronchi to various stimuli and manifested by narrowing of the air ways that changes in severity either spontaneously or as a result of treatment". Essentially, asthma is a reversible airways...

Success is a Decision

If you want more out of life, you cannot make important decisions on autopilot. You have to put careful thought into decisions that might affect the rest of your life; decisions on what career to choose, opportunities to pursue, and whom you want to spend your life with. These are key decisions that can have a major impact of whether or not you practice Power Living! Here are the deciding factors...

Those Mid Winter Blues

Mid-winter depression or Seasonal Affect Disorder can strike many people, especially those in colder climates. However, there are many ways, both natural and pharmaceutical, to combat the winter blahs. For those of you living in the northern climates, you might experience a bit of the blues this time of the year. For those of you in the sunnier states, you might have a bit of the blues as well. I...

Wisdom of the Seven Dwarfs

'How can you be happy all of the time?' It's a question that was asked of me recently. I'm not sure what my answer was then, but my answer now is, 'What are my other choices?' I suppose I could be grumpy all of the time, or a little dopey, maybe bashful or sleepy, even sneezy, I suppose. Heck, I could be like a doctor of sorts too. I could be any of these, or all of them. As a matter of fact I...

Helping Others Get Fit

Would you like to see someone whom you care about embrace fitness? Has your partner put on a few kilograms lately? Is a friend in need of a major lifestyle revamp? Are your children struggling to keep up in their P.E. classes? Or it may be that a loved one is susceptible or suffering from a health condition and could benefit from regular exercise and well-balanced meals. It is natural to want...

The Zen of Sports Success

Zen by definition refers to a movement of Buddhism that emphasizes enlightenment by means of meditation and direct, intuitive insights. Since I'm not a Buddhist, I use the word zen to refer to deep, but also profoundly simple, insights we can all appreciate. When it comes to being successful in any sport, there are many zen-like principles you can use to improve your performance and develop...

Take Charge of Your Life

It's no secret that almost everyone wants to be healthy, wealthy, loved, youthful and happy. Certainly, everyone has a right to pursue these qualities. It is a distinguishing feature of human beings. There isn't a person who'd choose disease, poverty and misfortune over health, wealth and happiness. Though every human wants to experience the good life not every member of society works hard enough...

Psych Yourself Up For Success

Your big day is approaching fast - maybe it's the final cut to see if you will make the team - or maybe it's almost time for the finals in your division. This is your big chance - your opportunity to shine - your one shot to show 'em what you can do. Perhaps it's an important ballet performance or gymnastics meet. Whether your sport of choice is figure skating or football, baseball or basketball...

A Good Day Every Day

'How can you keep such a positive outlook?' It's a question I was asked last week. I have to admit, the answer that followed was a bit of an epiphany moment for me. My answer was that I ask two questions: 'Why is this happening to me?' And, 'What can I learn from this?' I never realized it before but these two questions are in fact what keep me looking forward to every day and every event in my...

The Power of Affirmations

Have you ever been stuck with the same negative thought running through your mind over and over again? Do you find that negative thoughts are influencing your behavior and your self-image? It seems that even an unintentional negative remark can leave a lasting impression on us. Remarks and experiences build up throughout lives and settle in subconscious. It becomes a real problem when take those...

Using the Will and Learning Acceptance

Have you ever said these words to yourself? "If only I were skinny, I'd be popular!" "People would like me more if I were thinner." "I can't go to a gym. People might laugh at me." Do you believe the saying that you are only as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside? Have you ever seen a beautiful person who, once opening his or her mouth, became unattractive in an instant? I believe...

Float Tanks Make A Come Back

If you were a part of the 60's generation, no doubt you remember all the controversy surrounding the seemingly wild ideas and views of the 'hippie generation.' Here's a blast from the treatment that helps stress and pain relief. New life-styles emerged, traditional ways of thinking were challenged and unusual and inventive products were introduced into the marketplace. One such product was the "...