Muscle Build

Muscle build is an important aspect of a well rounded fitness programme. It is easy to learn how to build muscle through exercise and it is entirely possible to create a work out program that will allow you to significantly strengthen your muscles without acquiring excessive size. On the other hand, if your goal is to build muscle mass and add some bulk to your physique that too is entirely possible. It is simply the type of fitness program you adopt that will determine the strength, size, and endurance of your muscles.

So here are few tips for a perfect muscle build

1)   Increase your protein content in the regular diet. It can be predominantly done by consuming protein supplements and through natural sources.

2)   Drink sufficient water...

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Food pairings for good health

The wrong food combinations can leave you feeling bloated and upset. And pairing the right foods together works well.

Food pairings together can bring out the best in each other to give better health. Here are few of them.

1)   Olive oil and tomatoes: Most people love olive oil drizzled over tomatoes. Tomatoes are a major source of beta-carotene, which further strengthens your immune system. And having olive oil with it helps the body absorb the tomato’s antioxidants.

 

2)   Broccoli and fish: Fish like mackerel have the cancer-fighting mineral selenium. When paired with broccoli, a veggie that has sulforaphane, both compounds become 10 times more effective in slowing cancer cell growth than when eaten alone.

3)   Lemon and spinach leaves: Dark green leaves of spinach have cancer-...

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Being couch potato may affect your health

The idea of “couch potatoes” tends to conjure up images of overweight, lazy unkempt. The long-held belief was that television junkies weighed more because they snacked more while glued to the tube. But did you know that the actual position of lying down for long periods of time is actually dangerous to your health?

Here are few adverse affect of being a “couch potato”:

1)            Being Lazy Affects Fat Cells: Being inactive causes your body to create more fat within your already-existing fat cells, so the cells themselves become larger. Constantly putting pressure on your bodies cells cause’s fat cells to spread out and grow bigger.

2)            The Damage Is Irreversible: Detrimental effects that prolonged leisure time has on your body can’t be “cancelled...

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Coconut Oil for Hair Growth

Everyone desires a full and thick head of hair. For thousands of years, coconut oil has found itself among the most popular hair conditioners. Using coconut oil is a wonderful natural way to make your hair and skin soft, radiant, and healthy. Coconut oil is natural, there are no chemicals in it.

Here are few benefits of using coconut oil on hair:

1)   Seals in hair moisture: Regular application of coconut oil can help you to keep your hair strong and moisturized. Coconut oil possesses the ability of penetrating the hair shaft and thus conditions your hair from within. The oil supplies enough moisture to protect your hair follicles from environmental impurities and heat.

 

2)   Contains nutrients: Coconut oil is a rich source of nutrients like vitamin E, vitamin K and iron...

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Avoid crash diets

One of the commonly committed mistakes by people wanting to lose weight is is following a crash diet. They go to the extent of starving themselves that it can lead to fatal health effects. Crash dieting though may help you reach your weight loss goals, the results are temporary and you will be back to regaining the lost weight.

Here are the reasons why you should avoid crash diet:

1)   Yes! It’s true! Crash dieting can actually lead to weight gain. Reason being that when the body receives lesser calories, it starts relying on the stores of fat and energy that are already there in it. This means that the metabolism of the body becomes slow and thus, a person is not able to eliminate fats quickly, leading to weight gain.

2)   If you are on crash diet you would feel extremely low in energ...

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Significance of healthy sex

If you thought sex was only for pleasure, here we have some good news for you. Having sex regularly can do more than make you feel closer to your partner. The health benefits of sex extend well beyond the bedroom. It turns out sex is good for you in ways you may never have imagined.

Here are few surprising facts of healthy sex:

1)  Sex burns calories : Participating in 30 minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: 42 half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories, more than enough to lose a pound. Doubling up, you could drop that pound in 21 hour-long sessions.

 

2)  Increases immunity Regular lovemaking increases the level of the immune-boosting antibody immunoglobulin A (IgA), which in turn makes your body stronger against illnesses like the c...

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Benefits of walking

Walking stretches your mind and your soul. It is dynamic mind & body process which creates a sense of rhythm. As you listen to your own silent rhythm, the pulse of life, your own heartbeat – you become whole, a complete man.

Here are benefits of walking:

1)   Good for beginners
If you are new to the world of exercising, walking is the best form. You will not feel the pain of working out, yet lose weight. But do not expect a drastic weight-loss, because walking doesn’t ensure you that.

 

2)  It lowers disease risk: As well as heart disease, a walking habit can slash your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, asthma and some cancers. Regular exercise such as walking could reduce risk by up to 60 per cent...

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Don’t ignore these warning signs

1)    Insomnia: If you suffer from a lack of sleep or have irregular sleep hours, you need to visit your doctor. According to studies, insomniacs are at twice the risk of suffering a stroke than people who don’t have trouble falling asleep. As one’s sleep deficit increases, so does their blood pressure. Over time, this can lead to inflammation of the vascular walls. Even a couple of nights like that can increase BP. Listen to calming sounds just before you go to bed.

 

2)   Vitamin-D deficiency: While staying outdoors for long periods of time without adequate sun protection is a big no-no, experts say that sun exposure for about 10 to 20 minutes a day is a must. Vitamin-D deficiency increases the risk of respiratory infections. This vitamin is also vital for a strong immune system.

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Home Remedies for bleeding gums

Gum bleeding is very common and many people suffer from it. The best advice always is to see your dentist who will diagnose your gums problem correctly and advise the best step to take. However a simple home remedy may work effectively.

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1)  Fresh fruits and vegetables: Fresh and raw vegetable and fruits not only are good for overall health they are also equally important for healthy gums as well. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and low in calories. Chewing raw vegetables help to improve blood circulation in gums, thus helping to reduce the bleeding of gums.

 

2)  Salt gargling: One of the easiest and simplest home remedies is to gargle with salt water. Take some lukewarm water and add a bit of salt and gargle with it thrice a day...

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How to stop bloating

Any sufferer of bloating knows that a swollen tummy is just one of many symptoms associated with this most unfair of afflictions, some of which can cause real discomfort.

Few ways to avoid bloating:

1)   Water with Lemon: Retaining water is actually your body’s way of holding on to fluid so you don’t dehydrate. If you’re having a bloating problem, that’s the time you want to push fluids, not restrict them. Since lemons are a natural diuretic and a gentle laxative when added to warm water, consuming the liquid can help reduce the amount of salt retained in the body. Just make sure you drink from the glass and not through a straw, so you don’t take in any extra air.

2)   Watermelon: Watermelon has a natural diuretic property and is a great source of potassium...

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