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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Exercise and Being Healthy are interlinked. AND that a BIG FACT!!

Exercise and Being Healthy are interlinked
AND that a BIG FACT!!

  • Benefits of Regular Exercise 
    (twice every 2 day at least)
1.      Improves heart and lung function and improves blood circulation. Reduces the risk of developing diabetes, coronary heart diseases, high blood pressure or colon cancer;
2.Strengthens muscles. Builds and maintains healthy bones and reduces the chance of osteoporosis;
3.Increases the flexibility of the joints and slows down the aging process;
4.Consumes excess body fat and keeps body weight under control; and
5.Helps to relieve stress, enhance self-confidence, extend social circle and establish good inter-personal relationship.
  • A Healthy Start
         To avoid soreness and injury, individuals who are inactive should aim low and start slow. This will allow time for the body to adjust.
         People with chronic health problems such as heart disease and diabetes should consult a physician before beginning a new programme of physical activity.
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Friday, February 1, 2013

What is alcohol?

Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches.
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Alcohol and Public Health FAQ

Introduction to alcohol
Drinking levels
Excessive alcohol use
Drinking problems
Special populations
 What is a standard drink in the world?

FAQ References

  1. U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Chapter 3 – Foods and Food Components to Reduce Adobe PDF fileExternal Web Site Icon  [PDF-967KB].  7th Edition, Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office; 2010, p. 30–32.
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Available at Web Site Icon.
  3. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. NIAAA council approves definition of binge drinking Adobe PDF fileExternal Web Site Icon [PDF-1.6MB]. NIAAA Newsletter 2004;3:3.
  4. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association, Washington D.C., 1994.
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Available at
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator. Available at Web Site Icon.
  7. Bonnie RJ and O’Connell ME, editors. National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective ResponsibilityExternal Web Site Icon. Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2004.
  8. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage DrinkingExternal Web Site Icon. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 2007.
  9. Hingson RW, Heeren T, Jamanka A, Howland J. Age of onset and unintentional injury involvement after drinkingExternal Web Site Icon. JAMA 2000;284(12):1527–1533.
  10. Hingson RW, Heeren T, Winter M, Wechsler H. Magnitude of alcohol-related mortality and morbidity among U.S. college students ages 18–24: Changes from 1998 to 2001External Web Site Icon. Annu Rev Public Health 2005;26:259–79.
  11. Levy DT, Mallonee S, Miller TR, Smith GS, Spicer RS, Romano EO, Fisher DA. Alcohol involvement in burn, submersion, spinal cord, and brain injuriesExternal Web Site Icon. Medical Science Monitor 2004;10(1):CR17–24.
  12. Office of Applied Studies. The NSDUH Report: Alcohol Dependence or Abuse and Age at First UseExternal Web Site Icon. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; 2004.
  13. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. A Comprehensive Plan for Preventing and Reducing Underage Drinking Adobe PDF fileExternal Web Site Icon [PDF-513KB]. Washington, DC; 2006.
  14. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI). Atlanta, GA: CDC.
  15. Miller JW, Naimi TS, Brewer RD, Jones SE. Binge drinking and associated health risk behaviors among high school studentsExternal Web Site Icon. Pediatrics 2007;119:76–85.
  16. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Surgeon General Releases Advisory on Alcohol Use in Pregnancy; urges women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant to abstain from alcoholExternal Web Site Icon. Washington, DC; 2005.
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Friday, January 4, 2013

Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

Aerobic exercise conditions the heart and lungs by increasing the oxygen available to the body and by enabling the heart to use oxygen more efficiently. Exercise alone cannot prevent or cure heart disease. It is only one factor in a total program of risk reduction; examples of other factors are high blood pressure, cigarette smoking and high cholesterol level.
In addition to cardiovascular benefits, other benefits of aerobic exercise include:
  • Control of body fat. (Aerobic exercise in conjunction with strength training and a proper diet will reduce body fat.)
  • Increased resistance to fatigue and extra energy.
  • Toned muscles and increased lean body mass.
  • Decreased tension and aid in sleeping.
  • Increased general stamina.
  • Psychological benefits
  • exercise improves mood, reduces depression and anxiety. 
A lot of aerobic exercises here at  The Exercise and Physical Fitness Page
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    What is Cardiovascular Fitness?

    Cardiovascular Fitness is using the same large muscle group, rhythmically, for a period of 15 to 20 minutes or longer while maintaining 60-80% of your maximum heart rate doing activity such as aerobic activity as being long in duration yet low in intensity.

    Aerobic activities include: walking, biking, jogging, swimming, aerobic classes and cross-country skiing. Anaerobic activity is short in duration and high in intensity. Anaerobic activities include: racquetball, downhill skiing, weight lifting, sprinting, softball, soccer and football.

    Aerobic means with air or oxygen. In other words you should be able to carry on a short conversation while doing aerobic exercise. If you are gasping for air while talking, you are probably working anaerobically. When you work anaerobically, you will tire faster and are more likely to experience sore muscles after exercise is over.(which will help develop fat lost and Muscle Traning.)

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