Health and Fitness

Physical Activity (Warm UP) for Healthy Heart

Physical Activity (Warm UP) for Healthy Heart A warm up generally consists of a gradual increase in intensity in physical activity. For example, before running or playing an intense sport one might slowly jog to warm muscles and increase heart rate. It is important that warm ups should be specific to the exercise that will follow, which means that exercises should prepare the muscles to be used and to activate the energy systems that are...

Early Sign of Hip Bone Fracture/ Weaken for Menopause

Early Sign of Hip Bone Fracture/ Weaken for Menopause Bone is a highly metabolically active tissue; remodeling continues throughout life. The remodeling process is an active coupling of the processes of bone formation and resorption. An imbalance in this active coupling phenomenon, in which the cellular events of bone resorption are quantitatively larger than bone formation, leads to bone loss. A study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (...

Easy, Simple, Cost Effective Way for Flea Control

Easy, Simple, Cost Effective Way for Flea Control Most insect and spider bites are harmless, though they feel unpleasant. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito, flea and mite bites usually itch. Insects can also transmit diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria. These diseases mainly are a risk for travelers outside the United States. If a person gets bitten by a flea, the bite will feel itchy. Flea bites...

Cholesterol (Lipid) Lowering Drug is Important for Patients Having Heart Bypass Surgery

Cholesterol (Lipid) Lowering Drug is Important for Patients Having Heart Bypass It was recognized that medical professionals and the health care system are in an ideal position to help patients with CVDs. They play a crucial role in linking pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods for secondary prevention. It is now clearly evident that lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation; healthy dietary practices, weight control and regular moderate physical activity can...

Different Types of Physiotherapy for Fracture, Dislocation and Others (Part2)

Different Types of Physiotherapy for Fracture, Dislocation and Others (Part2) WAX BATH: It is learnt the benefits of thermal effects on the human body. By this method heat can be applied on the affected part smoothly and safely for perfect contact of the skin. When the affected part is immersed into the wax then that part is surrounded by the melted wax (Mixture of wax and paraffin) then the part is wrapped by a polythene paper for 20 to 30 minutes for absorption of heat...

Different Types Of Physiotherapy for Fracture, Dislocation and Others (Part1)

Different Types Of Physiotherapy for Fracture, Dislocation and Others (Part1) Physiotherapy is the process of the treatment of bodily ailments by the application of physical agents like active and passive exercises, heat, cold, electricity, sound and other methods to assist the patients suffering from pain, stiffness, deformity, and paralysis. It is a therapeutic use of physical agents other than drugs. Very skillful and well performed manipulation or operation may lead to...

Effective Daily Dose of Calcium and Vitamin D At Different Ages and Diseases

Effective Daily Dose of Calcium and Vitamin D At Different Ages and Diseases Calcium is a mineral that the body needs for numerous functions, including building and maintaining bones and teeth, blood clotting, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the regulation of the heart's rhythm. 99% of the calcium in the human body is stored in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1 percent is found in the blood and other tissues. In the U.S., between about 50% and 75% of adults do...

Role of Diet in The Management of Diabetes

Role of Diet in The Management of Diabetes In people with diabetes, food is an important part of treatment and diet has long been considered as the cornerstone in the management of diabetes. There are three principles for the treatment of diabetes can be designed as 3Ds - Diet, Drug, Discipline, where diet is the first and foremost principle to be followed by diabetics. As diabetes is a life long disease, changing of food habits must meet...

Men's Sexual Health Problem: Its Various Risk and Causes

Men's Sexual Health Problem: Its Various Risk and Causes Men have other kinds of sexual problems including lack of desire and problems with ejaculation like premature ejaculation, yet impotence is the most common and troubling. Erectile dysfunction: The problem of an inadequate erection is probably one of the biggest issues a man confronts. Most men experience erectile problems on occasion, but impotence, also called erectile dysfunction, is defined as...

Woman with Breast Cancer should Take Excess Vitamin D

Woman with Breast Cancer should Take Excess Vitamin D Two characteristics of cancer cells are lack of differentiation (specialization) and rapid growth or proliferation. Many malignant tumors have been found to contain vitamin D receptors (VDR), including breast, lung, skin (melanoma), colon, and bone. Biologically active forms of vitamin D, such as 1,25(OH)2D and its analogs, have been found to induce cell differentiation and/or inhibit...

Choice of Food/ Fuel to Workout Best for You

Choice of Food/ Fuel to Workout Best for You When planning your exercise sessions, it’s important to factor in how you’ll fuel those workouts beforehand and how you’ll replenish lost energy afterward. You don't want to eat too much food before exercising, because if you become sluggish, nauseated or throw up, you've lost that workout. Your body needs fuel for exercise, but eating a large meal right before working out can cause discomfort....

How much Exercise for Weight Loss Benefit?

How much Exercise for Weight Loss Benefit? Those 30 minutes of daily exercise you think you’re supposed to do to keep weight off? You need to step it up, people. As much as twice that amount may be needed to lose weight and keep it off. A recent study found that overweight and obese women needed to exercise about an hour a day, five days a week to sustain weight loss. The findings bolster what some health experts — and those who have lost...

Stretching Before Exercise Increase Joint Strength

Stretching Before Exercise Increase Joint Strength Short-duration stretching before exercise temporarily improves range of joint motion and doesn't weaken muscles, says new research that fuels the debate about whether stretching before exercise reduces muscle strength and performance. In this study, moderately active, non-athlete participants did two, four and eight-minute sessions of lower leg and ankle stretching. The participants' exercise...

Bacterial/ Fungal Infection During Pregnancy May Have Risk of Premature Birth

Bacterial/ Fungal Infection During Pregnancy May Have Risk of Premature Birth Infections may play a bigger role in premature birth than doctors have thought, says a new study that found almost one in seven women in preterm labor harbored bacteria or fungi in their amniotic fluid. It's a small study, and it doesn't prove that the germs triggered the early labor. But Monday's research used specialized molecular testing to uncover microbes that ordinary methods miss, and thus...

Vit. B12 Important for Older Brain Function

Vit. B12 Important for Older Brain Function Older individuals with low levels of vitamin B12 seem to be at increased risk of having brain atrophy or shrinkage, new research suggests. Brain atrophy is associated with Alzheimer's disease and impaired cognitive function. Although the study, published in the Sept. 8 issue of Neurology, can't confirm that lower levels of B12 actually cause brain atrophy, they do suggest that "we ought to be...