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Aerobics for Weight Loss

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Aerobics for Weight LossAerobics is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. Aerobic exercises not only help in losing weight but have many long term health benefits as well. Also, if done right aerobics can turn out to be a lot of fun.

It is a well known fact that cardio and aerobic exercises help to keep your weight in check. To perform aerobic exercises you require excess energy, and that is energy is taken from the calories that you consume in the entire day in the form of food and beverages. This increases your metabolic rate and burns a great amount of calories. Aerobics reduces blood pressure as well along with body fat.

Another reason why excess fat can be lost with the help of aerobics is that it helps you reduce your irregular hunger pangs. Doing aerobic exercises regularly increases the level of leptin in your body which in turn reduces your appetite. Leptin is a protein that works in balancing metabolism and appetite, hence managing energy consumption and expenditure.

Below are some statistics that would help you understand the effect better:

If you do an impact routine for an hour, up to 545 calories in your body can be burnt. A routine which is more vigorous can burn up to 763 calories. Walking at a brisk pace for an hour can reduce your body calories by up to 414 and 1472 if you run for an hour.
However, you must keep in mind that if you are not regular as far as your aerobic exercises are concerned, you will not lose weight as you wished to. Consumption of enough excessive calories that can meet your suddenly increased energy needs will not help you lose weight either. You should exercise for 20-30 minutes at least three times a week if you really wish to gain from your exercise sessions. Also, reduce alcohol intake and consumption of oily or high fat food since these substitute all the calories that your exercise helps you burn.

Best way to take care of pregnancy cravings

Monday, May 6th, 2013

pregnancy care, women healthYou must have heard of cravings during pregnancy period. Actually the craving ranges from craving for foods to various other issues like going out for a holiday etc. But most of the time the craving during pregnancy is for food. The craving during pregnancy actually gives you an idea what your body needs to stay healthy.

However if your body needs protein, then you may be craving for meat, milk, dairy products, etc. But most of the time, it is seen that pregnant women crave for junk foods. You should be very careful enough in handling the pregnancy craving. Don’t give everything she wants. This is because everything may not be good for her health.

Well, it may not be always possible to consult with a gynecologist to see what she is craving for is good or not. You have to apply your own common sense also. Junk foods should be avoided mainly as they cause indigestion and several other diseases.

Determining signs of pregnancy

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

signs of pregnancy , pregnancy Well the time of pregnancy is no doubt a crucial phase. Understanding the symptoms of pregnancy initiation is important to. There are a number of signs of pregnancy that can be kept into account:

1. Missed PERIOD: More than often, missed period is claimed to be a clear sign of pregnancy.

2. Vaginal Spotting: In the vagina few spots of blood can be found. Bleeding in the form of pink color can be witnessed.

3. Breast and areola developments: Changes in the breast and areola is common. Breast enlargement may take place and areola may turn blackish.

4. Nausea: Movies have made this set in the minds of common people that pregnant women will surely vomit. And this is true, pregnant women have a tendency to feel discomforts of nausea.

5. Discharge increase: The amount of discharge may increase significantly. However, this is a very late sign.

6. Tiredness: Enormous amount of tiredness and exhaustion is experienced.

Workout regime for working women over 40

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Work out tips, women's healthWomen need to take extra care of them since they have a different body when compared to men. The level of strength and functions of the body differ widely. Women over 40 are prone to calcium deficiency and osteoporosis. Menopause surely brings about a lot of other changes in the body. So what should they do to stay fit besides managing the extensive work hours and all other household chores. A workout regime not so rigorous could only be followed with the support of a good diet. Start with brisk walking for 30 minutes in the morning or after work. Walking home from work is a good option for those having offices not so far from home. 20 minutes on the treadmill at a moderate pace, biking for an hour in the evening, some sit-ups and push-ups without any gym equipment is enough for someone who wants to stay fit.

How to increase your iron intake during pregnancy

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Iron supplements, care during pregnancyHaemoglobin is of utmost importance during the time of pregnancy. It is needed for the proper functioning of the body. Since the baby is also present, the mother needs to intake sufficient amount to satisfy the need of both her and the baby. It has been estimated that on an average a woman needs 15mg of haemoglobin. However during the time of pregnancy the need jumps to 30 to 50 mg. iron is very vital for the foetus. It is the only nutrient that the foetus depends on the mother to supply.

Iron supplements are useful. These help in making of energy. Iron tablets which come in the form of ferrousfumarate and many such likes, can also be taken. Iron if taken in excess quantity may result in constipation too. Hence the best thing to do is to consult a doctor and request him to draw a diet chart for the mother. Each individual is different hence the doctor needs to check separately. Always remember self medication is dangerous.