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Battling HEALTHCARE

The Benefits of Hot Water

Categories: HEALTHCARE | August 10th, 2013 | by Adrienne | no comments

Bathtime

Think back to injuries and pain you experienced as a child (or more recently). Chances are, heat and cold were recommended as therapy by your doctors, grandmothers, school nurses or parents.

It makes sense then, that there are real benefits of using heat when it comes to your health. This is especially true of hot water. While heat packs may be great for localized pain and injuries, being able to submerge in hot water eliminates limitations associated with small, stiff heat packs by being able to reach every spot at one time.

While drinking water is beneficial for overall health, soaking in hot water as you do in hot water plunge pools may be just as important.

Relaxation

In the fast-paced society in which we live, relaxation is hard to come by. Between constant appointments, the availability of mobile technology and other distractions, stress levels seem to be at all time highs.

Think of what requires you to take a break from technology and the other distractions…water. Even if you are not suffering from an injury, pain-causing condition or anything else, by taking the time to relax in hot water, you’re forcing your body to slow down. That’s something that can be hard to come by and the benefits are truly immeasurable.

Muscle Recovery

Following workouts for high-performance athletes or even physical therapy for individuals recovering from injuries or medical procedures, warm water therapy is often recommended.

By taking the time to soak in warm water (optimally between 94 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit), tight muscles are given the opportunity to relax and endorphins are released. Some hot water pools (available for homes and professionals) are equipped with massage hoses that add the additional benefit of deep tissue therapy during the soak.

Proper muscle recovery is critical for future performance and long-term prognoses in individuals recovering from injuries. Hot water offers this type of recovery in an affordable fashion.

Pain Relief

In the same way that hot water provides for relaxation and muscle recovery, it can be used for pain relief (for injuries and chronic conditions).

Hot water heats the body’s muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and thereby restoring blood flow throughout the entire body. Increased blood flow decreases stiffness in joints, relieves pain and has been known to calm muscle spasms in individuals with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and other medical conditions.

By regulating the neuromuscular and endocrine systems (through increased blood flow), benefits can be seen quickly when hot water therapy is used on a regular basis.

When it comes to tangible health benefits from a naturally occurring element, hot water offers demonstrated relief from pain, shorter muscle recovery times and increased stamina to individuals suffering from injuries and chronic conditions.

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Battling OBESITY

Are You Talking Yourself Into Lifelong Obesity?

Categories: OBESITY | July 8th, 2013 | by Adrienne | one comments

Apple Obesity

An alarming trend is on the rise in the form of “fat acceptance” movements. This isn’t about being healthy, no matter what your current weight. There is, in all seriousness, a concentrated effort to normalize — and even advocate — for a life of obesity.

There are many reasons why people may feel this is a sensible alternative to diet and weight loss. Unfortunately and perhaps obviously, there are reasons why this trend is doing more harm than good.

A Lack Of Motivation To Be Healthy

The first consequence of fat acceptance, in all sincerity, is a healthy diet. It is certainly possible to eat well and take care of yourself at a higher weight level. Many people even mistakenly assume that someone who is obese cannot be eating healthy foods or watching their calorie intake. This isn’t true at all; what is true is when one makes the conscious effort to ignore nutrition, weight gain is the likely result.

In addition, some assume because they accept themselves as they are, they shouldn’t worry about fitness or regular exercise. Fitness is something people of every weight should take seriously. You can be thin and out of shape, so don’t assume a healthy weight equals a healthy lifestyle.

We are all charged with taking care of the body we have in whatever way we can. You can love yourself as you are and still do what you can to eat better quality foods and be sure to get in weekly exercise routines.

Failure to Address Self-Esteem Issues

It’s like trying to convince everyone that a red 2002 Mustang is really an old yellow Volkswagen. You can’t do it, and people will look at you strangely if you try.

The way society is set up, looks matter. The farther you are from what’s socially acceptable regarding image, the more hurtful others’ reactions can be. Nevertheless, you are more complex and beautiful than what is on a scale. And if you are true to yourself — and love of all of yourself, not just your weight — then it shouldn’t matter what other people think.

Yes, Obesity Is Bad. No Movement Will Change That

One of the reasons people are talking themselves into accepting their obesity is because of the misguided attempt to label the word “obese” as public prejudice and to completely side-step the very real health issues associated with being morbidly overweight. The movement to accept being obese may feel good until you realize that instead of accepting your weight, you may be accepting a lower quality of life attributed to complications caused by being overweight. And that’s not something that anyone should have to accept.

As a result, carefully consider the positive effects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise and a nutritious diet will have you looking — and feeling — better.

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Battling Featured,OBESITY,Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips

TMW: Back and Biceps Day

Categories: Featured, OBESITY, Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips | March 12th, 2012 | by BFH Admin | 20 comments

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Battling Featured,OBESITY,Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips

Bulking and Cutting Tips

Categories: Featured, OBESITY, Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips | February 20th, 2012 | by BFH Admin | 9 comments

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Battling HEALTHCARE,Video: Health Tips for Women

Benefits Of Drinking Water: Tips And Tricks To Love Drinking Water

Categories: HEALTHCARE, Video: Health Tips for Women | February 19th, 2012 | by HART 1-800-HART | one comments

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Battling OBESITY,VIDEO

Addiction (Part I): Stop emotional overeating, obesity: You’ve “had enough”!

Categories: OBESITY, VIDEO | January 26th, 2012 | by HART 1-800-HART | no comments

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Battling Featured,OBESITY,Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips

How I’m Keeping Off Over 150 Pounds! My Top Weight Loss and Diet Tips!

Categories: Featured, OBESITY, Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips | January 22nd, 2012 | by BFH Admin | no comments

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Battling HEALTHCARE,Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips

Complete ABS workout at home

Categories: HEALTHCARE, Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips | January 16th, 2012 | by HART 1-800-HART | 5 comments

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Battling HEALTHCARE,Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips

Complete ABS workout at home

Categories: HEALTHCARE, Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips | January 16th, 2012 | by HART 1-800-HART | 5 comments

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Battling Featured,OBESITY,Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips

Your Weight Loss – How to Lose Weight Fast ~Pt. 2

Categories: Featured, OBESITY, Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips | January 15th, 2012 | by BFH Admin | no comments

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Battling Featured,OBESITY,Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips

Your Weight Loss – How to Lose Weight Fast ~Pt. 1

Categories: Featured, OBESITY, Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips | January 15th, 2012 | by BFH Admin | no comments

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Battling Featured,OBESITY,Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips

3 Easy Tips To Lose Fat – Your Weight Loss

Categories: Featured, OBESITY, Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips | January 12th, 2012 | by BFH Admin | no comments

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Battling Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips

Taylor Time – 5 tips to get the most out of your workout

Categories: Video: Exercise and Fitness Tips | January 3rd, 2012 | by HART 1-800-HART | no comments

I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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“Taylor Time” www.Taylorbaldwin.com Fight holiday weight gain with these “Taylor Time” tips – Now that’s something to be thankful for!

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Battling VIDEO

Surprising Foods and Tips to Lose Ab Fat (Women PART 1)

Categories: VIDEO | January 1st, 2012 | by HART 1-800-HART | no comments

I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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PART 2: www.youtube.com Check out also Hidden Dangers of Your Excess Abdominal Fat: www.excess-ab-fat.blogspot.com

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Battling VIDEO

Surprising Foods and Tips to Lose Ab Fat (Men PART 1)

Categories: VIDEO | January 1st, 2012 | by HART 1-800-HART | no comments

I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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PART 2: www.youtube.com Check out also Hidden Dangers of Your Excess Abdominal Fat: www.excess-ab-fat.blogspot.com

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Battling VIDEO

Kya Karu Mai Abb – Kya Karu Mai Abb – Sexual Problems – Oral Sex

Categories: VIDEO | December 31st, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | one comments

I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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Long considered a taboo subject women s sexuality is now openly discussed and portrayed on television in magazines and on the internet. Most importantly women themselves are becoming increasingly aware of their sexuality and their sexual health. Careworldtv brings another Taboo – Oral sex into the light. Subscribe NOW to get daily updates on many such useful videos and At-Home Tips www.youtube.com

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Battling VIDEO

HOT! Butt Legs and Core Exercise from Home

Categories: VIDEO | December 27th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 17 comments

I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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Start with 20 reps then build up to 30, then 40, etc. Keep that core tigh and be sure to press off your heels so you can feel your butt working. See more www.BikiniModelFitness.com. Music by Kevin Macleod

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Battling VIDEO

Daily Fitness Minute … Plank Roll For The Core

Categories: VIDEO | December 26th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | no comments

I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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Quick and simple daily fitness tips in about a minute. Try a new exercise each day and never get bored! This video will work your abs, arms, shoulders and lower back Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any videos!

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Battling VIDEO

Saundarya – 70 s Inspired Retro Makeup Part 1

Categories: VIDEO | December 24th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 2 comments

I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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Beauty is considered to be the most precious asset of a woman and she always wishes to experiment with it to look different from others. Hence to satisfy this need of its viewers Care World has initiated Saundrya. A programme in which women can know how they can enhance their looks through different make-ups hairstyles and so on.The make-up artist Rachana Sharma who is an expert in this field shows how one can get amazing looks by different styling. Viewers can follow saundrya and can dress up differently for every occasion. Subscribe NOW to get daily updates on many such useful videos and At-Home Tips www.youtube.com

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Battling VIDEO

Fitness – Hot Body Workout

Categories: VIDEO | December 24th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 25 comments

I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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To follow all of Zuzana’s daily home workouts visit her fitness blog: www.BodyRock.Tv

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