Are You Living A Healthy Life?

Here's something you need to understand: even though you may be feeling healthy, it may not be an accurate measure of your actual health. Why? Because there are a number of conditions which remain silent until the disease is finally diagnosed. This is why it's essential for every individual to receive regular health screenings. Early detection can help minimize many illnesses.

Health screening guidelines different according to age, gender, race and environment. In this article, we're going to offer a brief overview of the various health screening processes that should have considered through a person's life.

Screening Starts Even Before Birth

Anatomical and physiological problems can be detected during prenatal check-ups such as regular ultra sounds. Not only is your baby's growth monitored, doctors can also unexpected serious conditions such as hydrocephaly, spina bifida and other congenital anomalies. If there are any indicators that your baby's health is danger, more invasive tests can assess the degree of the danger.

After Birth

After birth, every newborn undergoes a variety of health screening exams. Usually these tests are performed between day two to day seven of life and involve the drawing of a few drops of blood from each newborn. The focus is primarily on genetic diseases such as phenylketonuria or sickle cell anemia which can become life threatening if left undetected. Children with such conditions are often required to adhere to strict diet and immunization guidelines. Therefore, parents need to be educated about the illness right from the beginning.

Through Childhood

The importance of health screening continues through childhood. If corrected in childhood, some problems can be nipped in the bud, allowing your child to live a safe and healthy life. Vision and hearing tests are prime examples of such conditions. If your child has a slow response to noise or you notice a squint, a specialist opinion is essential to learn more about the condition.

Lead poisoning has become so rampant in society, that children with any exposure should be evaluated as soon as possible to prevent the irreversible consequences of a heavy lead load in blood. Exposure usually comes from being in or around any old house where lead paint was used and is now chipping or peeling.

As the child grows, the dangers he or she faces change over time. Overall health includes mental as well as physical health, so screening is also recommended for children showing initial signs of mental disorders, eating disorders, abuse, etc.

Other common health screenings for children: blood pressure checks, regular vision and hearing checks, cholesterol test (especially if there's a parent with high cholesterol or a parent or grandparent with early heart disease), dental check-ups, anemia test, and a tuberculosis Skin test (especially if a child has come in contact with a person who has TB).

Through Adulthood

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Fitness Equipment For Designing a Senior Retirement Community Fitness Center

Today’s Fitness manufacturers offer so many options in fitness equipment it can be difficult to determine the best options without consulting with a commercial fitness equipment dealer. We are seeing more fitness centers going into Retirement communities, Rehabilitation facilities and even nursing homes. The baby boomer market will eventually increase the need for fitness centers in these types of facilities. The real question is what equipment should you place in these types of facilities to insure a quality workout and avoid injures in the senior market fitness centers.

Safe Strength Training For Senior Fitness

One popular option is the hydraulic circuit fitness equipment; hydraulic fitness equipment has gained momentum with female fitness studios like shapes and other personal trainer facilities, as is an excellent choice for senior fitness. These circuits are perfect for short workouts as they can be arranged into a quick circuit where users can move rather quickly through the exercise routine. Hydraulic circuits can provide excellent metabolic, muscle and strength improvements for the user with less risk of injury since the resistance does not include weights or weight stacks. This can be very important for rehabilitation, as self-progression is slower and not likely to result in over exertion or re-injury of the affected area.

Cardiovascular Fitness Options for Seniors

While age does not prevent one from using any form of cardiovascular equipment there are some choices that seem more safe and or sensible for obtaining a good workout with little risk of injury. The Treadmill is still a good choice as walking provides a great form of calorie burning and conditioning of the heart and lungs. Most gyms will usually only order a few bikes or cycles and even less recumbent cycles but we have determined this to be a favorite among the seniors for cardio training. Recumbent cycles are designed with a larger seat and offer a backrest over the traditional upright bikes. Recumbent cycles offer a easy entry as the bike sits much lower to the ground and many of the newer bikes have a walk through frame design which prevents the user from having to step over the frame of the bike, they can simply sit down and peddle at their own capacity.

Recumbent cycles also offer little to no impact and can allow a user to exercise even if they have arthritis in the knees, ankles or back or hip injuries.  Certainly a viable option for rehabilitation or nursing homes where users may have much less mobility. Some of the newer recumbent are also offering models that include upper body exercise arms so the user can work on a recumbent similar to upper body ergo meter or elliptical machines design working both upper and lower body. There are even a few manufacturers that develop rehabilitation exercise equipment specific to duplicate the sitting and standing muscles so that seniors can maintain their mobility and strength for daily activities.

   

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What Are The Health And Fitness Issues That Concern Americans The Most?

Health and fitness are clearly central themes for every single one of us, if the number of available opinions on the subject is anything to go by. The deluge of new health and fitness articles published each month can be a little overwhelming. How is a person supposed to wade through all the information to find the nuggets he or she was looking for, without losing your mind in the process? We have done a little of the data crunching for you, to offer you our compact guide to articles on health and fitness.

Take a browse with the search engine of your choice to gain access to a wealth of newly-published information and you will see straight away that fitness is fun. Health issues less so, since they can be rather more cause for concern. Articles are written on a plethora of available topics, covering all possible aspects of health and fitness, always up-to-date. If you are interested in obtaining or publishing fitness articles for free, a number of sites can provide a wide variety of articles for publication. The proviso is that the material is not edited in any way, so any commercial content is not lost. The Virtual Fitness trainer, for example, has informative, up-to-date, upbeat, and readable articles on any and all of the categories discussed, as does EzineArticles, the ever-ready resource on all known topics, where keen and well-informed Authors express their heartfelt opinions and share their expertise.

Interestingly, the topic of most concern for the American public is clearly nutrition, with more than a third of available articles concerning this issue. This is severely surprising in a country where a whooping 23% of the population is obese and 60% definable as overweight. Factors affecting weight loss and dietary supplements for those reducing in weight are naturally a priority and very much in evidence. Related to these are the many articles on exercise techniques. Indeed, whole websites are dedicated to this topic, because if you they act as remote a personal trainer, with a structured, tailor-made fitness program for each member who logs on. This is a prime source for fitness articles, although the wary will want to watch out for merchandising pure. Clearly some of the advice on apparel and products is not entirely impartial.

The nutritional disorder diabetes is another highly popular theme. This comes as no surprise, with 6% of Americans suffering from some form of diabetes. Sufferers in this field like to keep abreast of the latest in news and medical advances, because a small change in this field can make an intense difference to quality of life. And if you can feel it in your bones, you are bound to find something for you which will make you feel more comfortable. Articles on arthritis, osteoporosis, back problems and aging in general are available. There's something for everyone.

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How to Build Muscle in Your Basement

There are lots of reasons why you'd want to work out in the privacy of your own home.

Some guys are intimidated by the local gym and want to build some muscle at home first.

Some guys do not live anywhere near a good gym. Some gyms are ridiculously expensive (a one day pass in Las Vegas or New York can run over $ 40 dollars!).

Some guys hate how crowded commercial gyms can be.

Whatever your reasons are, it's nice to know that you do not have to shell out cash for a gym membership just because you want to build muscle and strength.

Now that we've covered the reasons, let's cover the basic on how you can build muscle and strength in your foundation.

Rule # 1: You've got to select the right exercises.

When using weights, most guys seem to have a knack for selecting the wrong exercises. Those tricep dumbbell kick-backs are not going to do anything for your triceps.

The bench press, the most popular exercise in the gym, is often a better front shoulder workout than a chest workout. And included leg extensions? Please. There's a reason most guys have toothpick legs.

Luckily, using bodyweight exercises forces you to choose effective exercises. For example … now that the bench press is no longer an option, many guys will opt for push-ups.

Good move, as push-ups are a great exercise for chest development. In fact, they may even be superior to the bench press. How so?

Well, push-ups cause your body to recruit a higher percentage of muscle fibers than the bench press does. Scientist believe this is because you have to balance the weight of your body while doing push-ups. With bench press, the bench does the balancing for you.

To blast your shoulders you can do incline push-ups, where you put your feet up on a block or up on the coach. When you get really strong, put your feet up on a washing machine. When you get super-strong, try hand-stand push ups where you are completely vertical.

For triceps, assume the push-up stance but position your hands closer together. You can sit-ups and elevated sit-ups for rock-hard abs.

But what about your back and your biceps? Well it just so happens that the good old fashioned pull-up is one of the very best bicep exercises available.

(If you do not believe me, check out the biceps on an elite level male gymnast. Those guys rarely lift weights but develop stunning physiques because of all the chins and pull-ups they do).

The reason the pull-up is so effective at building the bicep muscle is because the bicep muscle must support your entire body weight (well over 100lbs for most people). Most people can only curl about 30-60lbs … but when you do a pull-up, you are essentially curling 150-200lbs (or whatever you weigh).

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Exercising Without a Gym Membership

Two months ago I appealed my gym membership. As important as physical activity is to me, I could not justify the $ 73 monthly charge in addition to the $ 39 they wanted to charge me to switch home gyms when I moved. At the time, I had been going to the gym 4-6 days per week, and was walking to and from work each day.

I was not quite sure what the income would be when I stopped going altogether, and moved a mile closer to work. I challenged myself to come up with new and innovative ways to stay in shape, without a gym membership.

Not everyone can afford a gym membership. I have found that there are several ways to stay in shape without forking over the money to belong to a gym. I can tell you firsthand that it is not necessary to belong to a gym if you want to stay in shape.

Walk when you can . It is easy for me to walk most places because I live in a big city and do not own a car. If this is not the case for you, you can still find at least a few places that you can walk to. Walk Source is a great website to use that will tell you how walkable your house is. Just type in your address and you will get a score, along with a list of area businesses you can walk to. If your search does not come up with many options try parking further away when you run errands. Every little bit counts.

Use exercise videos . One of my favorite new discoveries is On Demand through Comcast. They have several workout videos created by Exercise TV and they are all free! This is a great way to add in exercise when the weather is bad or if you have kids at home and can not leave them alone. Through On Demand videos I was able to start doing Yoga, something I recently learned that I love. I would never have tried a yoga class at the gym. If you do not have On Demand just go to Exercise TV online and try out some of the videos there. If you have Netflix or Blockbuster subscriptions, try some of their videos. You may even be able to rent videos from the library.

Pay as you go classes . If you want to attend group classes but do not want a gym commitment look for classes you can go to as you pay. A lot of yoga studios offer packages you can buy that allow you to go to classes when your schedule allows. I have even seen gyms that allow you to buy weekly passes to try them out. By doing this, you do not have to commit yourself to a long contract.

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