Health & Wellness

Health Benefits of Jump Rope Workout

Health Benefits of Jump Rope Workout

Jumping rope? Isn’t that for boxers — and, um…little girls? Well, believe it or not the simple act of jumping rope can do more for you overall than the same time spent jogging. Jumping rope is also easy to do anywhere. A jump rope slipped in your backpack or bag can be brought along on a trip, to work, simply anywhere...!

To start jumping rope, head to your nearest sporting goods store and get a rope. While you probably don’t want to get a lightweight rope from the toy department for a workout, if that’s all you’ve got, it will work.  Once you have your rope, make sure it fits you comfortably. Most ropes range from 8 to 10 feet long. You can cut it to adjust it – but once you cut it you can’t make it longer. Stand on the middle of the rope and hold the handles comfortably at waist height. Adjust accordingly.

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Self-care is a divine responsibility

Self-care is a divine responsibility

If only you could live in a way where self-care was an active part of your life, so you wouldn’t crash and burn every few months or need a vacation from your everyday life. The key to self-care is finding balance and spiritual enhancement.

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Health Dangers of Mask wear !

Health Dangers of Mask wear !

The recommendation of using a maskwear is detrimental. TAKE CAUTION PLEASE! There are potential health dangers to maskwear.

In an article published by Technocracy News, Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote that the side effects from prolonged wearing of a face mask "can vary from headaches to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications."

The side effects vary depending on whether they are cloth or paper surgical masks or N95 respirator masks because the N95, being a more effective filter, also limits breathing to a greater degree, and is therefore more commonly associated with headaches.

Tight straps or pressure from the mask were considered as potential causes, the evidence pointed to the headaches being caused by reduced blood oxygenation, or an increase in carbon dioxide in the blood.

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Swimming improves brain function

Swimming improves brain function

Everyone knows that swimming is a great type of physical exercise. It works several different parts of your body and is a good workout for your heart. What a lot of people don’t know is that swimming is actually good for your brain as well. Swimming regularly has been shown to improve brain function and repair damaged brain cells. With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder swimming is often the chosen method of physical exercise. Here are some of the ways that swimming can improve your brain function.

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Maintain a Healthy and Balanced Mind

Maintain a Healthy and Balanced Mind

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” –Lao Tzu

Long before the dawn of modern science, our ancestors knew the power of the human mind and its connection to the body and our wellbeing. Ancient Greeks, for instance, believed that health could be maintained by adopting a moderate and temperate lifestyle. Their priorities were centered on creating health, beauty and happy.

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A Relaxed Mind is a Productive and Creative Mind

A Relaxed Mind is a Productive and Creative Mind

Our Brain on Stress
When we’re under stress, the brain secretes hormones like cortisol and adrenaline that in the best scenario mobilize us to handle a short-term emergency, but in the worst scenario create an ongoing hazard for performance. In that case, attention narrows to focus on the cause of the stress, not the task at hand. Our memory reshuffles to promote thoughts most relevant to what is stressing us, and we fall back on negative learned habits. The brain’s executive centers—our neural circuitry for paying attention, comprehending, and learning—are hijacked by our networks for handling stress.

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A Better You! 6 benefits of staying hydrated!

A Better You! 6 benefits of staying hydrated!

Water accounts for 60 percent of your body (or about 11 gallons or 92 pounds in a 155-pound person) and is essential to every cell. So it’s not to surprising that new research — reported on at a recent British Psychological Society Annual Conference — found that college students who brought water with them into an exam scored higher marks than their counterparts who didn’t have water.

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Hydration: why it is so important

Hydration: why it is so important

Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints. Water is needed for overall good health.

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HEALTH IS WEALTH: Consider these golden rules

HEALTH IS WEALTH: Consider these golden rules

Knowing how to make and manage money is important but, without a healthy lifestyle, key factors enabling the task can be sorely affected. Energy levels, mental sharpness, and communication skills can all drop to consider these 10 Golden Rules: productive levels.

A healthy body provides resources needed for being more effective in generating greater revenue and enjoying personal time.

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Why it is Important to sleep on a Quality Bed

Why it is Important to sleep on a Quality Bed

We spend a good part of our lives sleeping, one-third to be precise. This makes it more than obvious that in order to ensure quality sleep, it is very important to sleep on quality beds to ensure a good quality of life. However, most people tend to ignore this fact and make do with whatever they have.

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Why travel is great for your health?

Why travel is great for your health?

Travel exposes you to different environments, which create stronger antibodies and boost your immune system significantly.

Antibodies are the little proteins that protect your immune system from harmful pathogens. In fact, research shows exposure to some dirt and minor illnesses actually keeps your body and gut stronger. 

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Mindful eating, conscious living

Mindful eating, conscious living

The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. They say presentation is everything!

The raisin experience is a wonderful example of what mindful eating can be, with its intention to focus on various aspects of the moment-by-moment experience. The focus on the sensual experiences of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste brings about the full awareness of the food in the moment.

 

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Importance of Vitamin D for people with darker skin pigmentation

Importance of Vitamin D for people with darker skin pigmentation

The body naturally produces vitamin D in response to the skin's exposure to sunlight. People with darker skin pigmentation, like African-Americans, are at greater risk for vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency because the higher presence of melanin reduces the body's ability to produce vitamin D.

The risk for deficiency in vitamin D is substantial among African Americans and other ethnic groups with dark complexions. The elderly, people with sedentary lifestyles, and those who regularly wear clothes that cover most of the body also have an elevated risk for vitamin D deficiency.

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Why dark chocolate is healthy

Why dark chocolate is healthy

Studies show that dark chocolate — when it is not loaded with sugar and saturated fat — is indeed a heart-healthy chocolate treat and more. Dark chocolate is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants. Studies show it can help reduce blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease.

There is stronger evidence suggesting that eating chocolate may help prevent heart disease. Flavanols have been shown to lower blood pressure and make your heart, veins, and arteries work better. It's important to remember that chocolate is still candy, and it has extra calories, sugar, and fat. Eat it sparingly.

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HEALTHY EATING

HEALTHY EATING

I. The Science of Healthy Eating

Every nutritionist and diet guru talks about what to eat.

Now, the benefits of good nutrition are fairly obvious to most of us. You have more energy, your health improves, and your productivity blossoms. Healthy eating also plays a huge role in maintaining a healthy weight, which means a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, heart problems, high blood pressure, and a host of other health ailments. (Genetics also plays a significant role)

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Water’s importance for brain health..

Water’s importance for brain health..

How Does Water Affect Your Brain?

According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the BRAIN and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water.The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.

When your brain is functioning on a FULL reserve of water, you will be able to THINK faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity. Water is also essential for delivering nutrients to the brain and for removing toxins.

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