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Seven Principles of Health for a Happy Long Life

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Seven Principles of Health for a Happy Long Life

We are very excited to impart to you the seven principles of health. We are looking at what can allow you to live a vibrant, happy, fulfilling, and healthy life. Of course, any of the information we will share with you is purely information, not medical advice. You are however, most welcome to go and seek your own medical advice, specifically from your own health professional. But this information tells about proven methods against the test of time. So you’ve heard a lot of talk about my health and living as well as the seven principles of health. There are a lot of different thoughts about these principles. In general, we are talking about the health principles that really matter. Sure, there might be a couple which you could apply in your life, but these are certainly the most essential ones, those that you should definitely have to include in your lifestyle. In fact, the whole aim of this article is so that you can get a good appreciation of them, so that you too can live a healthy life for yourself. We don’t want people to be sick, and we certainly don’t want people to be taking mostly prescription drugs when they don’t have to. Now, is there any reason why we think that way? Because there are a lot of natural health measures that you can do to prevent ailments in the first place. You can certainly take alternative health measures. For instance, you can take a look at your diet, consider what you really partake of everyday. Is it really toxic to your body, or is it good for you? Are you, unknowingly building things, or destroying things in your body? These are what the seven principles of health really build upon. It really gives you an idea that you can move forward in a positive way for your body, not in a negative way. If you stifle your own growth and the cleansing processes of your body that’s naturally set up, then you’re really preventing yourself from being healthy. We’re only going to touch the surface, only looking the concept in a general point of view because there is a vast information available out there for this topic, and there’s only so much that we could share. But we’re certainly excited to talk about these things, which you can apply in your everyday life. That’s the beauty of it. Helping you take care of yourself everyday using health principles. WHOLE FOODS Now let’s have a look at the first one, Whole Foods. These include natural whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, herbs, and other things which are naturally-grown and unprocessed. You can just literally grab them off the tray or consume them without any preparation at all. So how is it that for several millennia, people have looked after themselves and have not gotten themselves into the same troubles that we are into now? It seems like we’ve gotten a lot sicker and a …

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Here’s a unique exercise to help flatten your abdomen while driving

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Here’s a unique exercise to help flatten your abdomen while driving

This is essentially an uncomplicated exercise that you can perform anytime, anywhere to help get a flat abdomen over time. Now I will say that this exercise does NOT enhance fat burning, but it CAN aid to flatten your stomach by strengthening your deeper transversus abdominis muscles and thereby “pulling in” a lazy abdomen (aka beer belly or “pooch belly”). It implies doing an exercise called “ab vacuums”. I believe it is a good time to start the habit of performing daily ab vacuums whilst driving daily or another time that would get you in the habit of doing them regularly. Just make sure that it doesn’t distract you from driving. Essentially, ab vacuums can be performed anywhere and don’t have to be just for driving, but I’ve found that it helps me bring them to mind if I perform them at a specific time when driving frequently. This could be done even as you’re driving home from the gym every time, or possibly during your everyday commute to your worksite. Ab vacuums are simple: You can perform ab vacuums basically anywhere, at any time. You can do them while standing, seated (like, in a car), kneeling in a four-point stance, or even lying flat on the floor. The movement is as simple as pulling your belly button in as far as you can by imagining you’re trying to touch your belly button to your spine and holding it in for 10-20 seconds at one time. Start by inhaling greatly. Then, when you exhale, begin pulling the belly button in towards the spine and detain it there for 10-20 seconds whilst just taking short breaths. Go over for several holds. Get in the habit of doing this at least 4-5 days a week while driving somewhere and you might find that this aids in flattenning your abdomen more by strengthening the transversus abdominis muscle (the deep abdominal muscles under the rectus abdominis) if you previously had a “lazy belly”. Like I said, this workout doesn’t enhance fat burning. It just helps to flatten a round stomach that has lazy deep ab muscles. If you want a true “six pack abs” form, you still need to shed off the body fat that covers your abs. That calls for a fully encompassing exercise routine (not just ab exercises), a strategic nutrition program, and the right mindset for accomplishment.

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Additional Abdominal Fat Is Not Just Unattractive, But Extremely Dangerous To Your Health

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Additional Abdominal Fat Is Not Just Unattractive, But Extremely Dangerous To Your Health

Did you know that the great majority of individuals in this day and age have extra abdominal fat?  It’s true. As much as 70% of the people in some “westernized” nations such as the US and Australia are now deemed either overweight or obese.  The first thing that a lot of people think of is that their added abdominal fat is simply ugly, is keeping their abs from being visible, and makes them self-conscious about showing off their body. Then again, what most people don’t understand is that additional abdominal fat in particular, is not just unsightly, but is also a high risk factor to your health. Scientific research has clearly determined that though it is unhealthy in general to gain extra body fat throughout your body, it is also dangerous to have extra abdominal fat. There are two kinds of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first kind that covers your abs from being noticeable is called subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and above the abdominal muscles. The second classification of fat that you possess in your abdominal area is called visceral fat, and that lies deeper in the abdomen under your muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also has a role in giving certain men that “beer belly” look where their abdomen juts excessively, but at the same time, also feels sort of hard if you push on it. Both subcutaneous and visceral fat in the abdominal area are dangerous health risk factors, but science has shown that having spare visceral fat is a lot more dangerous than subcutaneous fat.  These types of fat greatly enhance your risk of having heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer, and other degenerative diseases. Excess stomach fat has also been associated in studies with higher amounts of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation within the body that can cause heart disease and other health issues. Part of the reason visceral fat is especially dangerous is that studies show that it distributes more inflammatory molecules into your system on a consistent basis. One of the major reasons that several people gather more visceral fat than other people can be from a high carbohydrate diet that leads to insulin resistance in time (years of loading your system with too much sugars and starches for your body to properly handle the constant excess blood sugar). Studies show that high fructose intake, particularly from high-fructose corn syrup, can be a major contributor to extra visceral fat. If you value the quality of your life as well as your loved ones, reducing your abdominal fat (including reducing visceral fat) should be one of your TOP priorities! There’s just no excuse for it. Besides, a side effect of completely getting rid of all of that spare abdominal fat is that your abdomen will flatten out. And if you get rid of enough stomach fat, you will be able to really see those eye-catching …

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Do You Actually Need “Cardio” Exercises?

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Do You Actually Need “Cardio” Exercises?

In this piece, I have an intriguing talk about cardio exercises, which will hopefully get you thinking in a different way, and trying new things. You may know that I’ve been called the “anti-cardio” guy before, but this week I’m back to posing the question to you. Do you certainly need cardio exercise to get slender and in good shape? By the way, you’ll see in a moment that I’m certainly not “anti-cardio”, just “anti-traditional cardio.” Most fitness buffs, weekend warriors, or anyone trying to get fit or lose body fat, think about the fact that they should “cardio” workout to achieve these goals. They would never even have reservations about it. Then again, I’m not only questioning it, I’m going to dispute it! In fact, you may be surprised to discern that a number of the slimmest and meanest people I know (men and women), DO NOT do any type of normal or traditional cardio. And I’ve spent over 15 years exercising in various gyms and hanging out with athletes of all kinds, so I’ve practically seen it all. I will mention that there can be a site for low to moderate level cardio for really obese or deconditioned people, but even in those cases, there can be more helpful methods. But what exactly is “cardio”? Most people would believe “cardio” to be working away aimlessly on a treadmill, riding a stationary bike, or riding on an elliptical contraption while watching the TV at their ultra-modern gym. This is what I name “traditional cardio”. This is probably why most people get fed up with their exercises and give up after a couple of months without seeing any outcomes. However if you look closer, “cardio” work out can be considered any form of exercise or motion that toughens the cardiovascular system. I’m not going to get into anything procedural, like increasing your VO2 max or something like that. To keep it easy, if it gets your heart working, and makes you huff and puff, it’s cardio. I don’t care if you’re using dumbbells or a barbell and every person calls it a weight training exercise. It’s still conditioning your heart. Let’s take a look at a couple of illustrations. Take a kettle bell clean & press for example, which necessitates lifting a kettle bell from the floor up to shoulders, then push pressing overhead. And listen up ladies, because even though this is typically seen as a manly exercise, it doesn’t really matter if you’re not lifting 250 lbs; if 45 lbs is heavy for you, then you will nonetheless benefit just as much. At first glance, most people imagine the barbell C&P just as a weight training or strengthening exercise. However, I ask you to complete a hard set of about 10-15 reps on the C&P. If you made use of a challenging enough weight, what you’ll find is that your heart rate may be up to about 80-90% of your suggested max, and you are breathless, like you …

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The 3 Greatest Abdominal Exercises that Are NOT Your “Regular” Ab Exercises

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As a substitute of the typical ab habits that we see so frequently with crunches, situps, leg lifts, etc, I would like to give my readers better alternatives for metabolism-boosting high intensity exercises that work their entire body while also working their abs. Thus, not only creating rock hard abs & core, but also creating a much better fat-burning exercise session than a usual ab workout. I’m going to show you an example today of one of my preferred “ab workouts” that doesn’t include any exact “ab exercises” at all. This is actually a full body routine that works your abs quite hard indirectly, and jump starts a good metabolism boost!  It’s in a tri-set plan (similar to a super-set but rotating between 3 exercises instead of 2). These are: Renegade Dumbbell Rows Front Squats with Barbell Mountain Climbers on Floor A sound rep scheme that may be used for this could be 3-4 groups of 8 reps for each exercise, or more groups for less reps, such as 5 groups of 5 reps of each exercise. Mountain climbers can be completed for a time period (such as 30 seconds) instead of “reps”. Exercise Descriptions: Renegade dumbbell rows are done by starting in a push-up pose with the hands on 2 dumbbells. You then row one dumbbell up while steadying your body with the other arm. Bring the dumbbell to the ground and alternate the rowing arm while steadying with the opposite arm. This stabilizing outcome during the rows produces incredible work for your total midsection core area. Believe me… you’ll experience it in the abs! Front squats are done similar to back squats, conversely with the barbell in front of your body on the front of your shoulders instead of resting on the upper back as in back squats. You stabilize the barbell on your shoulders by crossing your arms and pushing your fists into the bar against your shoulders while maintaining your elbows out in front of you. This entails a little practice at first, so you will want to try to find a licensed trainer at your fitness center to help you with the form. Front squats necessitate extreme stabilization strength from the abs due to the barbell weight being shifted to the front of the body instead of the back. Even though this is generally a leg exercise, you’ll experience this one in the abs big time!  Any time I do front squats after not having done them for a while, I get a really intense soreness in my abs the subsequent day. Mountain climbers are made by starting in a push-up position and then moving your feet in and out so that your knees are moving in under your chest and then back to a starting position. It sort of resembles climbing a mountain but flat on the floor. If you would like an advanced version, you can shuffle your hands 8-10 inches forwards and backward in addition to the leg activities. This really becomes …

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