Mickey Mehta’s Health Tip (Leg toning exercises)

October 15, 2011 by  
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www.zoomtv.in Proper leg toning is very important. Do basic exercises like strengthening your calf muscles? All you have to do is life your heels off the ground and stay still in the same position and then bring them back to their original position. It helps increase the flexibility of the muscles. Watch the holistic health guru Mickey Mehta bring to you some tips on leg toning exercises. Subscribe to our Youtube channel now For the latest Bollywood news, gossip, celebrities, events, log on to http We invite you to join the Zoom Klub

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August 7, 2011 by  
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Strictly Personal (1/2): US Women’s Army Corps Training Film – Hygiene, Grooming, Health (1963)

March 25, 2011 by  
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1963 www.amazon.com Watch the full film: thefilmarchived.blogspot.com The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) was the women’s branch of the US Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) on 14 May 1942, and converted to full status as the WAC in 1943. Its first director was Oveta Culp Hobby, at the time a lawyer, a newspaper research editor and the wife of a prominent Texas politician. In 1942, the first contingent of 800 members of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. The women were fitted for uniforms, interviewed, assigned to companies and barracks and inoculated against disease during the first day. A physical training manual was published by the War Department in July, 1943, aimed at bringing the women recruits to top physical standards. One section of the manual satirized a notional recruit named “Josephine Jerk” who does not participate wholeheartedly: “Josephine Jerk is a limp number in every outfit who dives into her daily dozen with the crisp vitality of a damp mop.” The manual begins by naming the responsibility of the women: “Your Job: To Replace Men. Be Ready To Take Over.” About 150000 American women served in the WAAC and WAC during World War II. They were the first women other than nurses to serve with the Army. While conservative opinion in the leadership of the Army and public opinion generally was initially opposed to women serving in uniform, the shortage of men necessitated a new

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Great Grow Your Hair, Diet, Food, Exercise, Love and Luck Resolutions Tips

March 14, 2011 by  
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Happy New Year Everyone! In this video I give you eight great new years resolution tips on diet, exercise, stress reduction, healthy foods, hair, and romance. I hope you enjoy this video and make some of these tips your new years change. I think youll be very happy if you do. Please subscribe because I have a lot more to come; something for everyone. Thanks so much for viewing! To purchase a YouTips4U custom-designed T-Shirt please click here: cgi.ebay.com To visit me at my blogspot, please click here: www.youtips4u.blogspot.com

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Sleep Disorders Decoded (Sex Health Guru Health Tip)

January 1, 2011 by  
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Can’t sleep? Neither can 70 million Americans. Here are some clues as to why. Is one of the other 70 million insomnicas in bed with you? BONUS TIP: www.sexhealthguru.com

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Eat, sleep and walk to prevent cancer

September 29, 2010 by  
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There is no silver bullet to stop cancer but there are some ways of lowering our cancer risk. And experts believe the formula for prevention is eat, sleep, and walk the right way. How much easier can it get?


When it comes to disease prevention, what goes into our mouths is tops. There is no magic recipe for a cancer-free life. There is, however, a big difference between a health and an unhealthy diet. Lots of fruit and vegetables, less fat, sugar and calories work not only against cancer but against other diseases as well. There are, however, certain food stuffs that contain more anti-cancer compounds than others. Check out the the cancer killers in your kitchen.


Nobody ever gets bad results from a good night’s sleep. Aside from giving your body and brain a much needed break, research shows that enough sleep benefits hormone balance, immune function and weight. And yes – it also lowers cancer risk. According to James McClain of the National Cancer Institute who conducted a study based on 10 years of data of about 6,000 women:

“Among the most active women in our study – these younger, more active women – if they slept more than 7 hours, they were protected relative to those that slept less than 7 hours.”


What would you say to the headline ‘Brisk walking’ could prevent 10,000 cancers a year?

According to health experts at the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), 30 to 45 minutes of moderate exercise such as brisk walking could actually prevent about 5,500 cases of breast cancer and 4,600 cases of bowel cancer. That makes a total of 10,000 cases of prevented cancer each year. And you could be one of those 10,000 cases!

WCRF further explains that physical activity does not necessarily mean sweating in a gym or fitness center.

Other than walking, performing routine household chores also count as physical activity. These tasks include gardening, vacuuming the house or cycling to the supermarket.

According to Dr Rachel Thompson, deputy head of science for WCRF:

“There is now very strong evidence that being physically active is important for cancer prevention. Even relatively modest increases in activity levels could prevent thousands of cancer cases in the UK every year.

These figures also show you do not have to go to the gym every day to benefit. You can reduce your cancer risk just by making small changes and this is highlighted by the fact that so many cancer cases could be prevented through something as simple as brisk walking.

By taking up walking as a hobby or even walking to the shops instead of taking the bus or car, people can make a real difference to their health.”

Eat, sleep and walk right and you’ll lower your risk for cancer. It sounds so easy. But for many people, it means a whole change of lifestyle.

Why you should Start! Walking now with Laila Ali

April 12, 2010 by  

 Ever heard of Laila Ali? She is the daughter of boxer champ and legend Muhammad Ali. She is also former boxing champ herself and a mom of a toddler and stepmom to three older children. 33-year old Ali is currently the spokesperson of the National Start! Walking Day which started last Wednesday, April 7.

What is Start! Walking Day?

It is an initiative of the American Heart Association (AHA) to encourage Americans to get moving. There a lot of reasons why such a campaign  is necessary. A November 2009 AHA survey revealed the following:

  • Almost 67% of Americans are overweight or obese.
  • About 58% of Americans surveyed by AHA would like to make some changes towards a healthier lifestyle, including more exercise and better diet management.
  • However, 54% of Americans find all sorts of excuses not to exercise.
  • “Lack of time” is most common excuse, cited by 39% of those surveyed.

The Start! Walking Day aims to bring down the barriers to a healthier lifestyle and address the excuses put forward. It gives some simple and easily done tips on how get moving. It also xxx the help of celebrities such as Laila Ali to spread the word. Some of these simple tips are:

  • Walk 30 minutes at your workplace.
  • Walk up and down the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
  • Leave the car home. Walk or cycle instead.
  • When taking the bus or train, get off one or two stops early and walk the rest.

What are the benefits of walking?

Excess weight which is caused by wrong diet and sedentary lifestyle increases the risk for cardiovascular disorders and type 2 diabetes.

  • Exercise can reduce your risk for heart disease by 30%
  • 1 hour of walking gain 2hours of life expectancy
  • 30 minutes of walking everyday  is recommended. Less is not optimal but  can still bring health benefits.

Tools and resources for walkers, joggers, and runners:

Walk, Jog, or Run : Get Movin’ for a Cause in 2010

January 16, 2010 by  
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It is still cold, I know, but we had a bit of sun today. And in a couple of weeks, it might be warm enough to start jogging again. Mind you, I don’t let Jack Frost stop me from going running. Unfortunately, workload does. But as I said, fingers crossed (and groundhog willing), it will get warmer pretty soon and then it’s time for everyone to take the sneakers/trainers out for some airing. It’s time to start training for that long walk or that run again. And as usual, I bring you a list of charity walks and runs coming up.

Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure is the signature charity run for breast cancer. Organized by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, there are runs in different cities all over the world. I was able to take part in the Race for the Cure in Frankfurt twice way back when I was still living in Germany.  Their biggest event ever is the 3-Day for the Cure lasting for 3 days and covering 60 miles. There is also a Marathon for the Cure for the very fit among us. Check out for events in your area at ww5.komen.org/findarace.aspx?itc=lefthpban:96

Race for Life 2010

In the UK, it’s the Race for Life for the benefit of Cancer Research UK. It is a distance of 5 km and it’s for you to choose: walk, jog, or run. And don’t forget to have fun.

March of Dimes Walk America

Now this is one of my favourite events, being a mother of preemies. March of Dimes Walk America is a charity event to benefit research on premature birth. It is organized in different cities all over the US and the distances can vary so even though it’s called a walk, you can jog or run, whichever you prefer. You can even set up your own team. Check out the scheduled walk in your city at www.modimes.org/WalkAmerica

Challenge Walk MS

This is a rather long walk scheduled in September in Southern California. It lasts for 3 days and covers 50 miles from Carlsbad to San Diego. It is a personal journey of spirit and stamina, and makes an important difference in the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis. United for one cause, we will take over 100,000 steps in one of the most rewarding journeys of our lives, filled with friendship, unforgettable moments and most of all, hope. You can make it possible.  But you can participate in shorter walks from 5 km to 15 km in other parts of the US.

The MS Challenge Walk aims to raising $1.2 million for the benefit of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society towards a world free of multiple sclerosis.

American Heart Walk

The American Heart Walk is the trademark fund-raising event for the American Heart Association (AHA). It is not only a fund raising event, it also aims to promote physical activity and heart health. Check out your local heart walk even at the AHA site.

Now, big events by big charity orgs are great but small events have their advantage of being, well, smaller, more intimate, and maybe more fun. Small charity groups which cannot organize an event by themselves may participate as a small team in big racing events.

NYC 1/2 Marathon for the Fresh Air Fund

Now, here is a charity wherein New Yorkers can help fellow New Yorkers. The Fresh Air Fund invites runner to join their fund-raising team and run at the New York Half Marathon this March 21. Run, and help raise funds so that New York City children can have a great summer holiday, breathe fresh air, and commune with nature at the Fresh Air Fund summer camps.

Other site where you can look up charity walks and runs:




Walk, Run or Cycle Charity Events: Get Movin’ for a Cause

Remember, running for a cause, big and small, keeps you fit, and makes a difference in people’s lives.

Walk, Run or Cycle Charity Events: Get Movin’ for a Cause

July 21, 2009 by  

marathonAs you know, I’m an avid walker and runner and it gives me so much pleasure to do my hobby in connection with a cause, be it for charity, health, or environment and social issues I believe in. And I am sure many of you out there would also enjoy being on the move, not only for you’re the sake of your health and for others as well.

One runner I once interviewed said:

Running is a vehicle towards achieving goals that are larger than life. Who would’ve thought such a basic motion can take you so far? “

Which is why I have compiled a list of worthy upcoming walking or running events you might want to participate in. Check them out!

For short distance running events in the US, check out Charity Mile

For a list of running events for charity in the UK, check out Runners Web

Now is the perfect time to start and train. It doesn’t have to be that far or too long. Just do what you can

You don’t have to be fast. You don’t have to be perfectly fit and trim. All you need is the spirit to move and give and have fun.

And it works out best if you don’t do it alone! Ask your friends to join you. To join us. The more, the merrier.

Running for a cause, running for the cure

June 8, 2009 by  
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race-for-the-cureIt’s running season again. Nowadays, I go for family-oriented runs. I have to because I run with my two six-year old boys. Yet, there was a time when I used to run for charity. For a cause.

I used to regularly participate in the Susan Komen Run for the Cure held annually in Frankfurt, Germany. I remember the first time I participated in 2001. The guest of honor was no other than the Kenyan marathon runner Tegla Loroupe. Somewhere along the way, I had to take a break from running due to pregnancy and motherhood but had the chance to run again in 2005. This time the German long jumper Olympic winner Heike Drechsler was the guest of honor. I still have the T-shirt from that event.

Unfortunately, we had to leave Frankfurt and move to Switzerland the following year. And here in Zurich where I now live with my family, there are no cancer-oriented runs. Or maybe there is actually, but I haven’t been looking hard enough.

Anyway, I was sure envious when fellow runner Kate (“SwissKate”) flew back to London a few weeks ago to “Walk the Walk” – the London Moon Walk on May 15.

 Walk the Walk came into being 12 years ago when just 13 women Power Walked the New York City Marathon in their bras to raise money  and awareness for breast cancer. What started out as a one-off fundraising event, has blossomed into a thriving multi-million pound charity, raising to date in excess of £48 million for vital breast cancer causes.

Despite its US origins, Walk the Walk is very popular in the UK. There are basically 2 types of walks, the nightime walk (MoonWalks) and the daytime walk (SunWalk). Here are some of the upcoming walks:

The walkers are also participating in major runner events in Germany and the US:

It’s not that I am a fast runner – I’m not. I simply like running or walking. And running or walking for a cause makes it even better.

So if ever you have the chance to run or walk for a cause, do it. It doesn’t have to be for cancer. It could be a run for the benefit of AIDS or the environment, or any cause that you believe in.

Someday, when my kids are bigger, I’ll do such runs again. Promise.

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April 8 is US National Start! Walking Day

April 8, 2009 by  

sneakersNo more excuses. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. Springtime is here. Take your sneakers.

Because today is National Start! Walking in the US.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the following to start your day at work today:

But why walk?

Simply speaking, walking keeps you healthy and makes you live longer. An hour of exercise can supposedly prolong your lifespan by two hours. That’s really good return for your investment!

Looking more into details as to how walking can make us live longer, here’ what, according to AHA can a 30-minute do to you:

  • Reduce risk for coronary heart disease (CHD)
  • Improve blood lipid profile (cholesterol, triglycerides)
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Improve blood sugar levels.
  • Keep body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce the risk of breast, colon, and other cancers
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Enhance mental well being

In recent years, the American lifestyle has become more sedentary, leading to increase incidence in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Through the Start! Walking campaign, AHA is trying to counteract the sedentary lifestyle and reverse its effects.

The abovementioned recommendations are aimed for working individuals and the organizations they are working for. Start! Walking, however, should be for everybody from all walks of life, from the very young to the very old.

The Start! Walking message is simple: Walk more. Eat well. Live longer. Even if you miss the starting day today, you can start tomorrow. Or anytime you want. The main thing is to start doing it.

It’s not only AHA who’s encouraging us to get moving this April. Check other walking events:

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