Friday, May 25, 2012

Weight Watchers International Inc

Weight Watchers International Inc
11 Madison Ave # 17,
New York, NY

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Ranch Malibu

When my wife recently spent a week at the esteemed fitness and hiking retreat, The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, I had no idea how much it would actually impact my health and fitness. She returned with a bunch of healthy recipes, health tips and exercise tips that she has been passing onto me and our family.

Much of the activity at the retreat itself is unsustainable for those of us who live in the real world. While not technically a weight loss vacation, the program includes 4-6 hours per day of hiking, along with daily naps, massage, and other fitness activities. Meals consist of low calorie, organic vegetarian fare. Pretty much, if you tried to do that on a full time basis you would end up broke and hungry unless you are independently wealthy.

Fortunately, the staff at the Ranch understands that while their schedule may not be sustainable for everyday people, they can provide their guests with the education and a strategy that can make living healthy in one’s real life much more attainable. They provided us with a book of recipes that can be easily prepared, and tips like preparing delicious homemade granola for breakfast, or replacing white rice with quinoa or brown rice.

Without wholesale changes in my exercise habits I am managed to lose 15 pounds since the time my wife attended last year, and it is the kind of healthy weight loss that is likely to stick. With our improved eating habits I expect to see my health continue to improve. I feel great and my blood pressure and cholesterol are at better levels than they have been in a decade. Thanks Ranch at Live Oak Malibu for improving my health, and the funny thing is I did not

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Far Infrared sauna and conventional sauna

Traditional saunas and infrared saunas and benefits

Traditional saunas use various ways of heating rocks which heat up water and the air, convert the water to steam and the steam heats the body. Traditional saunas thus heat the body indirectly. Infrared saunas uses infrared radiation which is absorbed directly by the body and thus heats it up. Heating is thus direct although a very small percentage of the infrared radiation also heats up the air in the sauna.

What relations does sauna have with weight control? Well, for one, a person in a sauna sweats profusely, leading to weight loss. However, this weight loss is not expected to be permanent as drinking fluid will easily replace this temporary weight loss. However, it is the opinion of some that the heart beats faster and there is an increase in metabolic rate, both of which leads to an increase in consumption of calories (energy). In a study, it was found that sauna-induced dehydration was effective in inducing significant weight loss in men and women (1.8% and 1.4%).
Whatever it is, this induced weight loss can be critical for athletes competing in sports where weight is a factor in placing the athletes in classes according to weight such as weight-lifting or boxing.

Far Infrared Sauna

Infrared radiation are electromagnetic radiation in which wavelengths lie in the range from about 1 micrometer to 1 millimeter. This radiation therefore has wavelengths just a little longer than those of visible light and cannot be seen with the unaided eye. Infrared radiation is thermal, or heat, radiation. Far infrared (FIR) radiation are electromagnetic radiation with wavelenght from 15-1,000 micrometer. Far infrared radiation penetrates the body deeper and it is claimed that far infrared saunas are better than conventional sauna as the radiation penetrates deep into the body tissue and sooth and relax the muscles.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Genital Herpes, Shingles: Symptoms and Treatments

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes or Herpes simplex is a viral disease caused by Herpes simplex viruses infecting the genitals usually transmitted via sexual encounters. Symptoms include blisters in the genital or rectal regions.

It can only be treated for its symptoms using medications like Valtrex. A sufferer of genital herpes need to be careful as even when one is symptoms free, it is possible to transmit the disease to another via sexual encounter.

Shingles or Herpes zoster

Shingles is another viral disease and is an extremely painful one. Sufferers often have painful rashes or blisters like those seen in the photo below:

Shingles or Herpes zoster blisters
Photo of shingles blisters is property of Bobbie

In the beginning, someone with shingles may just experience inconveniences like fever, headache and general non-specific malaise. This may later be followed by burning pain, itching, etc. The pain can often be very agonizing. Shingles can be treated with oral Valtrex Medicine

Necessity for medical prescription for purchase of Valtrex

Now Valtrex is a prescription drug, meaning in most countries, you need a prescription from a doctor before a pharmacy will sell them to you. This may be a problem for people like those living in remote areas or who cannot easily leave their house for whatever reason. For such people, there is a possibility of this website Valtrex Prescription helping you with that as that website claims to be able to put you in contact with their network of board-certified physicians with whom you can correspond confidentially prior to any prescription being issued.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Your Fastest Easiest Weight Loss Ever!

Your Fastest Easiest Weight Loss Ever! by Brian Bonito

These days everyone wants to lose weight in a hurry, without any pain. No struggles, just a quick zap and bang, and presto: weight loss magic occurs. Of course that’s not very realistic, but there is a way to lose weight fairly simply and keep it off. I call it the fastest easiest weight loss plan ever.

Weight loss always begins on the inside. You need to make a mental shift in order to be able to create a physical shift. So here’s weight loss rule number one: if you think about taking a short cut, in the long run you will have wasted time.

Simply don’t do it! The back-end result of a shortcut is very often the yo-yo dieting syndrome so many people face. A person will think he can cut corners with diet and exercise, but in the end the weight is back on, and usually more than before.

That’s an ugly thought. And you know you’re better than that, anyway. So what you do is gear up for proper weight loss from the beginning. How? By shifting mental gears and realizing an important point: you will probably be alive four months from now, so if you look your best ever in four months, as opposed to trying to manipulate your body in 4 weeks, you will be much happier with your results.

The fastest easiest weight loss plan ever should yield permanent results, not temporary fixes. Here are 5 steps for your best body ever. Follow these steps and you will lose weight.

Step 1. Assess yourself. Start a journal and take measure of your beginnings. Write down your starting weight, your end weight, and all the things you think you might need to accomplish your weight loss goals. Make a list.

Step 2. Work from that list daily. Things on the list might include beginning daily walks, reducing late night snacks, eating less sugary foods and foods with saturated fat. Increase your water 10-12 cups a day. Cut out sodas, etc. Good diet habits.

Make a daily diet checklist and cross things off as you go.

Step 3. Change your perception. It’s not what you do that makes you overweight. It’s what you’re not doing. What I mean is, the bad foods, although they’re bad, if you added a brisk 20-30 minute walk after your last meal you would help that food digest and filter through your system faster.

You would lose weight, where right now, you are actually gaining it.

Step 4. Stick and move. Most people have a resistance to beginning any activity that might be hard. Stepping out of a comfort zone can be tough. So whether its exercise or diet, or something you’re not comfortable with, get into it slowly, be gradual, warm up to it. This way you can get your weight loss efforts on track in increments.

This takes the pressure of you, and any time limits you set for yourself.

Step 5. Understand progression. Your body is an adaptive mechanism. You may not be efficient at exercise at the beginning, but if you can leverage yourself to take action it gets easier.

Once it does get easier, you must push a little harder, and then a little harder. And you keep going from there. Losing weight gets easier as you progress. You can do more, have more energy, and shrink your waistline very quickly once you get moving.

The fastest easiest weight loss plan ever, starts out slowly and then revs up like a high performance engine in the race of your lifetime. Are you ready take it to the next level?

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

How To Lose 20 Pounds Quick!

How To Lose 20 Pounds Quick! by Brian Bonito

How do you lose 20 pounds quick? Good question. It all depends on where you start. It depends on where you’re coming from and what kind of sacrifices you’re willing to make.

You can lose 7 to 10 pounds in a week, very easily, if you just clean up your eating. I mean really clean it up! We’re talking about drinking clean fluids…that means water. No saturated fats. No processed sugars. Lots of veggies…oh, and a tad bit of exercise. Say walking for 20 minutes a day after your last meal.

That’s a simple, good start. Easy stuff, too.

To lose 20 pounds quick you will need to hold steady on the above plan just a little longer. The first 10 pounds will disappear in about a week or ten days. Much of that will be water. When that’s done, you move a step further.

Next phase: exact same stuff. We’re not talking about killing yourself, here, especially if you haven’t been active for some time. An injury? That would be foolish. What good will the weight loss do if you’ve hurt yourself in the process? I’m guessing it might be depressing.

For your purpose: to lose 20 pounds quick, you don’t even need to join a gym, or lift a single weight. It’s called cleaning up your habits, if only for an abbreviated period of time. To lose weight, a small altering of your mindset is really the only essential. Begin and just stay the course, which is not always easy.

You must follow through. Action is a verb. It is continuous. Small daily adjustments, like the few outlined above are all that’s necessary. We’re talking about how to lose 20 pounds quick, not 100 pounds. You are always moving. The world spins and we move along with it.

We change our circumstances over time, mostly without notice. To effectively lose 20 pounds quick, you need to begin to take notice, to become more self –aware. It starts with the foods you eat, the fluids you drink, and the small steps you decide to engage in.

But it won’t take long. You can truly lose 20 pounds quick if you’re willing to take the very first, magical step. Simply begin.

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