Health Tips

How to Outsmart Father Time

Spend Time With Friends Friends are good for the soul. The time you spend doing things with other people may have a bigger effect on your life span than where you live, where you work, and whether you have a partner. Do Something Creative Get a little artsy and you’ll be happier, think more clearly, and have a better quality of life. If you need an idea, consider acting. People who were asked to pick a new creative outlet said they were less intimidated by that than by singing, drawing, or painting. If you’ve always thought you were meant for the stage, now’s your time to shine. Cut Back on the Makeup Chances are, you’re wearing too much. Research shows that women usually overestimate the amount of makeup they need, particularly when they want to appear attractive to others. Too much can make you look like you’re trying to hide your age. Exercise You don’t have to take up a new sport. Just work in the garden or ta...

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Green Bananas: Good or Bad?

    Bananas are incredibly tasty and easy to eat.What’s more, they’re rich in many essential vitamins and minerals.Most people eat bananas when they’re yellow and ripe, but green and unripe bananas are also safe to eat.However, some people dislike their taste and texture. Green vs Yellow Bananas: What’s the Difference? Bananas are typically harvested while they’re still green. This helps ensure they don’t get too ripe before you buy them.Therefore, you might see them in this color in the supermarket.Besides being different in color, green and yellow bananas differ in several ways: Taste: Green bananas are less sweet. They’re actually quite bitter in taste. Texture: Green bananas are firmer than yellow bananas. Their texture has sometimes been described as waxy. Unripe bananas contain mostly starch, which makes up 70–80% of their dry weight.Much of that starch is resistance starch, which ...

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10 Must-Know Fitness Tips to Score Your Best Body

Stick to It for 2 Weeks If motivation is your hang-up, change your exercise routine every 14 days. A University of Florida study discovered that people who modified their workouts twice a month were more likely than to stick to their plans compared to those who changed their regimens whenever they wanted to. Boredom didn’t appear to be a factor; it seems people simply enjoyed the variety more. Bring Up Your Rear For a strong backside that will turn heads wherever you go, Marta Montenegro, a Miami-based exercise physiologist and strength and conditioning coach, recommends completing 100 kettlebell swings nonstop with a moderate weight at the end of a legs workout. If you can’t access a kettlebell, do deadlifts and hip-thrusters instead. “Women tend to overemphasize the quadriceps even when they think they are working the butt. With these two exercises, you'll have no problem engaging the glutes and posterior muscles of the legs,” Montene...

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8 things you didn't know about your nerves

Check out these fascinating facts and illustrations of the nerves in the human body. 1. There are 100 billion nerves in your brain alone. 2. There are more nerve cells in the human brain than stars in the Milky Way. 3. If we lined up all the neurons in our body it would be around 965 km long.  4. The left side of human brain controls the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body. 5. Newborn babies lose about half their nerve cells before they are born. 6. There are about 13.5 million neurons in the human spinal cord. 7. The nervous system can transmit nerve impulses as fast as 100 meters per second, and in some cases, the speed of transmission is around 180 miles per hour. 8. Men's brains have 6.5 times more gray matter compared to women, but the female brain has 10 times more white matter compared to men.

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45 best health tips ever

1. Copy your kitty:  Learn to do stretching exercises when you wake up. It boosts circulation and digestion. and eases back pain. 2. Don’t skip breakfast.  Studies show that eating a proper breakfast is one of the most positive things you can do if you are trying to lose weight. Breakfast skippers tend to gain weight. A balanced breakfast includes fresh fruit or fruit juice, a high fiber breakfast cereal, low-fat milk or yoghurt, wholewheat toast, and a boiled egg. 3. Brush up on hygiene.  properly. Improper brushing can cause as much damage to the teeth and gums as not brushing at all. Lots of people don’t brush for long enough, don’t floss and don’t see a dentist regularly. Hold your toothbrush in the same way that would hold a pencil, and brush for at least two minutes. Many people don't know how to brush their teeth  This includes brushing the teeth, the junction of the teeth and gums, the tongu...

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Calories Tips.

How Does Calorie Density Affect Weight? Eating too many calories is a key factor in weight gain. Several studies have shown that individuals who consume low-calorie-dense diets also consume fewer total calories per day. This is also linked with a lower body weight, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. Accordingly, studies have shown that those who consume diets made up of high-calorie-dense foods have an increased risk of weight gain and obesity. Calorie density also has important effects on hunger. Low-calorie-dense foods tend to contain more water and fiber, along with less fat. This is great for making you feel full and reducing daily calorie consumption. In contrast, many high-calorie-dense foods are highly processed and extremely palatable. As you may know, they are very easy to overeat. Research shows that natural, whole foods help signal your brain to stop eating, while this effect is delayed when you eat highly processed foods. In one study,...

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Calorie Density - How to Lose Weight Eating More Food

Calorie density is used to describe the number of calories in a given volume or weight of food. Understanding how it works can help you lose weight and improve your diet. What’s more, focusing on low-calorie-dense foods allows you to eat a large volume of food while still cutting back on calories. This can have many health benefits, including an increased nutrient intake and weight loss. This article explains everything you need to know about calorie density. What Is Calorie Density? Calorie density is a measure of the calorie content of food relative to its weight or volume. It is also called energy density, and is usually measured as calories per 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of food. Choosing foods with a low calorie density can help with weight loss. It makes you automatically eat fewer calories while still eating large and filling portions. An easier way to make sense of this is to imagine a full plate of food. The fewer calories the plate co...

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10 different health tip for DIET and FITNESS.

1. Curb your sweet tooth Got a late-night sugar craving that just won't quit? "To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think 'fruit first,'" says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, and instead enjoy a sliced apple with a tablespoon of nut butter (like peanut or almond) or fresh fig halves spread with ricotta. Then sleep sweet, knowing you're still on the right, healthy track. 2. Find the best fitness friend A workout buddy is hugely helpful for keeping motivated, but it's important to find someone who will inspire—not discourage. So make a list of all your exercise-loving friends, then see who fits this criteria, says Andrew Kastor, an ASICS running coach: Can your pal meet to exercise on a regular basis? Is she supportive (not disparaging) of your goals? And last, will your bud be able to keep up wit...

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Which Protein Powders Are Best?

Although all protein powders can provide a concentrated source of protein, certain types may be more effective for achieving specific goals. For Muscle Gain Research has consistently confirmed whey protein’s ability to promote gains in muscle mass and aid in recovery. Whey concentrate is cheaper than whey isolate, but contains less protein by weight. Here are a few suggestions for whey protein powders: Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein: This whey protein isolate plus concentrate provides 24 grams of protein and 5.5 grams of BCAAs per serving. EAS 100% Whey Protein: This whey protein concentrate provides 26 grams of protein and 6.3 grams of BCAAs per serving. Dymatize Nutrition Elite Whey Protein: This whey protein concentrate and isolate provides 24 grams of protein and 5 grams of BCAAs per serving. For Weight Loss Casein protein, whey protein or a combination of the two may be the best protein supplement for promoting fullness and fat loss: Jay Ro...

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The 7 Best Types of Protein Powder

Protein powders are very popular among health conscious people.There are many types of protein powders, made from a wide variety of sources.Among the many options, it can be confusing to figure out which will provide the best results.This article lists 7 of the most popular types of protein powder.It also suggests a few specific protein powder supplements at the end. What Are Protein Powders? Protein powders are concentrated sources of protein from animal or plan foods, such as dairy, eggs, rice or peas. There are three common forms: Protein concentrates: These are produced by extracting protein from whole food using heat and acid or enzymes. They typically contain about 60–80% protein, with the remaining 20–30% of calories from fat and carbs. Protein isolates: These go through another filtering step that removes additional fat and carbs, further concentrating the protein. Protein isolate powders contain about 90–95% protein. Protein ...

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