Body and Heart

September 14, 2009 3 comments

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Heart disease is a number of abnormal conditions affecting the heart and the blood vessels in the heart. Types of heart disease include coronary artery disease, heart failure, and arrhythmia. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease, a narrowing or blockage of coronary arteries, which is the major reason people have heart attacks.

How is Weight Connected to Heart Disease?

If you are overweight, try eating better and going on a diet or weight loss program such as Fat Burning Furnace, reviewed by MSNBC, New York Times, CNN, and The View.

Overweight is considered a major risk factor for both coronary heart disease and heart attack. Being 20% overweight or more significantly increases your risk for developing heart disease, especially if you have a lot of abdominal fat. The American Heart Association has found that even if you have no other related health conditions, obesity itself increases risk of heart disease.

Being sedentary causes heart disease risk to increase, possibly even more so for women -– inactive females are more likely to become diabetic, have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol. All three of these conditions increase the chance of developing heart disease.

If you are overweight, try eating better and going on a diet or weight loss program such as Fat Burning Furnace, reviewed by MSNBC, New York Times, CNN, and The View.

Apples vs. Pears

Your risk of developing heart disease may be heightened even more by the way your weight is distributed on your body. Being overweight and “apple-shaped” — meaning you carry most of your excess weight in your abdominal area — is considered riskier than being overweight and “pear-shaped.” Apple-shaped individuals also have many other increased health risks including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, and stroke.

To find out if your waistline increases your risk of heart disease, you can measure yourself with a measuring tape. You may need a partner to help you measure accurately. The measurement should be taken at the narrowest part of your waist. A high-risk waistline is 35 inches or higher for women and 40 inches or higher for men.

What You Can Do

The good news is, reducing your weight by just 10% can begin to lower your risk of developing heart disease and other obesity-related health problems. Heart disease can often be connected to “known risk factors” with being overweight considered a “modifiable” risk factor (a risk you can do something to prevent). Age and race, on the other hand, are “nonmodifiable” risk factors.

In addition to managing your weight, you can reduce your chances of developing heart disease by controlling other related risk factors such as: controlling your blood pressure, lowering your cholesterol, quitting smoking and getting enough exercise.

A healthy diet is also an important part of lowering your risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends a diet that contains no more than 30% of daily calories from fat. For example, if you eat a diet of 2,000 calories per day, no more than 600 calories should come from fat.

To assess your caloric intake and recommended calories from fat, visit My Fat Translator, a Web site from the American Heart Association.

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Effects of Coffee and Tea on Diabetes

September 13, 2009 1 comment

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If you or someone you love have diabetes we here at CenterHealth strongly suggest the Comprehensive Guide To Beating Diabetes – Dramatically Improve Your Blood Sugar Control, Reduce And Eliminate Your Need For Insulin Shots. And, The Original Diabetes Reversal Report

A  study of coffee and diabetes (Jan 2004) has shown that men who drank 6 cups of coffee a day reduced their chances of developing type-2 diabetes by half, and women who drank the same amount cut their risk by 30 percent. 126,000 people filled out questionnaires over the past 12-18 years with information about their coffee intake and other health questions.

In earlier studies, Dutch researchers discovered that there are compounds in coffee that aid the body’s metabolism of sugar. Their study involved 17,000 men and women in the Netherlands. The results were published in November 2002, in the journal Lancet.

According to their study, people who drank 7 cups a day (or more) were 50% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Drinking less coffee had less of an impact on diabetes onset. Researchers are still looking at the connection between coffee and diabetes, and caution people that 7 cups of coffee per day is enough to create other health problems.

A number of older studies have shown that caffeine may increase your risk of developing diabetes. The theory is that the beneficial chemicals are able to offset the damage done by the caffeine. So drinking decaffeinated coffee would be the best bet if you are thinking of drinking coffee to prevent diabetes.

Tea also has an effect on diabetes. Drinking tea can improve insulin activity up to 15 times, and it can be black, green or oolong. Herbal teas don’t have any effect. The active compounds don’t last long in the body, so you would have to drink a cup or more of tea every few hours to maintain the benefit. The catch is that you should drink it without milk (even soy milk), because milk seems to interact with the necessary chemicals and render them unavailable to your body. If you or someone you love have diabetes I strongly suggest the Comprehensive Guide To Beating Diabetes – Dramatically Improve Your Blood Sugar Control, Reduce And Eliminate Your Need For Insulin Shots. And, The Original Diabetes Reversal Report

References
Drinking Coffee May Ward Off Diabetes
Coffee May Lower Diabetes Risk
Heavy Coffee Drinking Lowers Diabetes Risk
Tea Gives Boost to Insulin
Coffee Can Cut Diabetes Risk

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Arguably the Most Important Supplement

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Multivitamins are probably the single most important supplement you can take. If you aren’t taking one, you really should consider doing so. Combine this with good nutrition and a solid exercise routine and you’ll be amazed at how great you look and feel!

There are five forms of multivitamins you can buy: capsule, tablet, softgel, powder and liquid. Avoid tablets at all costs because they are the hardest for your body to breakdown and absorb. Liquid multivitamins are the easiest for your body to absorb

because there’s nothing for your body to breakdown. Both capsules and softgels, and powders, are also good forms of

multivitamins in reference to absorption rate.

So which multivitamins are good ones to buy? Generally speaking, you get what you pay for. The cheap supermarket

multivitamins are inexpensive but can’t compare to a quality, more expensive multivitamin. Your best bet is to decide how much you can afford to spend and then do research on the Internet for the multivitamins that fall within your price range.

The best thing you can do for your body is to eat a balanced diet and supplement it with a quality multivitamin. You’ll get some of the nutrients your body needs from the food and then back it up with a multivitamin for a very effective one-two punch.

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Exercise and Fitness

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In an average week Decker completes over 25 different exercise in the gym to keep his body in tip top physical condition. Try a sample of Decker’s routine to keep yourself in a prime state of strength.

If you enjoy working out mix it up with NO NONSENSE MUSCLE BUILDING a proven mass and strength building routine.

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Workout 1

Day 1: BACK,CHEST,DELTS,CALVES AND ABDOMINALS

BACK AND CHEST [Superset]

  • Bench Press: 4 Sets of 6-10 reps
  • With wide-grip pull-downs: 4 Sets of 7-10 reps
  • Incline dumbbell presses: 3 Sets of 6-9 reps
  • With seated rows: 3 Sets of 8-15 reps
  • Dumbbell Flyes: 3 Sets of 12-15 reps
  • With one-arm dumbbell rows: 3 Sets of 6-10 reps

DELTOIDS

  • Seated dumbbell presses: 4 Sets of 5-10 reps

Following the DB presses, do one tri-set. 10-15 reps.

CALVES

  • Standing calf raises: 4 Sets of 7-12 reps
  • Seated calf raises: 4 Sets of 15-20 reps

(Also stretch your calves between each off a high block).

ABDOMINALS

Do 1 tri-set of hanging leg raises, knee-ins on a flat bench and twisting crunches, 5 sets of 20-50 reps each.

Workout 2

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DAY 2: BICEPS,TRICEPS AND LEGS.

BICEPS

  • Barbell 21 curls: 1 set of 21 (very unique) reps

(Start with a light weight as it’s more important to do the exercise correctly now, than the amount of weight you use at this time)

Here’s how to do the 21’s. Start with the barbell at your thighs and curl up the bar from that begging position, but only go to the halfway position, stop there and then slowly lower back to the begging position. Do 7 “half-reps” like this. The next 7 you curl from the halfway position and up. You curl up and touch your chin and go back to the halfway position and repeat 7 times. For your final 7 reps, you do 7 full reps from start to finish. If you have never done this type of curl for biceps then you will experience an ache that will break the biggest arm bank!

Dan Decker says, “Heavy straight bar or EZ bar curls are one thing, but try doing a set of 21’s. Your biceps and forearms will beg for mercy!”

TRICEPS

  • Lying Triceps extensions: 3 sets of 8-15 reps to failure.
  • Triceps push downs: 3 sets of 1-10 reps to failure.

THIGHS

  • Squats: 4sets of 6-10 reps
  • Front or Smith machine squats: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
  • Leg extensions: 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Leg curls: 4 sets of 7-10 reps

Here is a sample of your alternate training days:

WORKOUT 1

MONDAY.

ACTIVE REST ON TUESDAY

WORKOUT 2

WEDNESDAY

ACTIVE REST ON THURSDAY

Repeat Workout #1 on Friday.

Active rest on Saturday

Repeat Workout #2 on Sunday

Active rest on Monday.

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