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Basic Yoga Postures

October 6, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

The following yoga postures are recommended for those with diabetes:

Yoga postures to do in the morning:
1. Simplified bellows pose (Utks’epa Mudra’)
2. Action pose (Karma’sana)
3. Navel press (Agnisa’ra Mudra’)
4. Kneeling abdominal lift (Upavis’t’a Ud’d’ayana Mudra’)
5. Single head to knee posture (Ja’nushira’sana)
6. Ideational breathing, navel chakra (A’gneyii Pra’n’a’ya’ma)

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Yoga for Diabetics

October 5, 2018 Category :Fitness| Stress Busters 0

What is yoga? What do you know about it? I was recently asked these questions and it took me a while, actually quite a long while before I managed to answer based on my simple understanding of what yoga is. » Continue Reading

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Water Exercises

August 26, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Having been blessed with 7,107 islands, we are surrounded by water everywhere. And anytime is the best time to enjoy Nature’s gift of sun and surf. Here are some water sports to try out with family and friends. » Continue Reading

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Fast Food Links To Weight Gain

August 24, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Fitness 0

Every time a person opts for fast food instead of home cooked or restaurant meals, he is significantly raising his body mass index (BMI), according to researchers whose study packed enough evidence to prove ties between frequent fast food dining and excess weight.

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Should You Exercise When You Have a Cold?

August 17, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Committed exercisers dread getting sick because they have to stop exercising. They know it is easy to lose momentum and difficult to start again. So what should they do if they are feeling under the weather? Should they continue exercising? How long should they rest? How soon can they return to exercise? » Continue Reading

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Lively Fitness Routine

July 14, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Both old-timers and greenhorns in fitness programs experience fitness routine boredom. It is quite natural because humans, by nature, love variety. That is why the “Just do it” cliché won’t work sometimes when you feel that your fitness routine is getting monotonous. Slimmers World offers tips on how to liven up workout routines so that you can chase away your boredom blues and still get a great body. » Continue Reading

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Bone Density Test

June 15, 2018 Category :Fitness| Healthy News 0

Bones are one of the most neglected parts of the human body. We never realize how important our bones are until we grow old and experience different bone pains and injuries. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, “as we get older, we are no longer able to replace bone tissue as quickly as we lose it.”

Women are more prone to bone diseases than men. Their body framework and women’s declining ability to produce estrogen as they age are the reasons they are prone to such diseases. When this happens, the bones become less dense until it produces holes and becomes light and weak, causing osteoporosis. However, men shouldn’t be too complacent either for they also suffer from bone loss, although the rate of loss is much slower than in women. » Continue Reading

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Exercise For Bone Health

June 12, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Before we leap like ballerinas and tiptoe over tulips, there are important requisites to attaining optimal bone health. The safeguarding of bone health should be three ways: through proper nutrition, intake of medications as needed, and appropriate exercises. Proper nutrition includes eating a diet rich in calcium and allowing 10 to 15 minutes of sunlight exposure two times a week for Vitamin D. A yearly medical check-up from age 45 and up, that includes a bone density test called DEXA will determine the status of bones and the presence of osteoporosis. The need to take medications, especially bisphosphonates, calcium and Vitamin D supplementation will be determined by the doctor. » Continue Reading

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Top 10 Fitness Equipment

May 16, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

In ancient times, men carried a newborn calf on their backs every day until it was fully grown to improve body strength.  Egyptians packed sand in bags then use them for swinging and throwing exercises.  And the Greeks used the “halteres” – an object made of metal or stone – for physical activity. » Continue Reading

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Exercise for Diabetics on Insulin

April 24, 2018 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

Exercise is one of the most important weapons in the arsenal against diabetes. Regular physical activity helps to control blood sugar and lessens the risk of diabetes-related complications like heart disease. » Continue Reading

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