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is what saved me absent from celebrating your birthday.(discover:79)
Day a hundred seventy five. 19/12/2010.
Its my sister’s bday and I missed it yet again like the past four yrs. Its awesome how time flies. We continue to have photographs from her initially birthday and now she’s gonna begin her college lifetime. I do not know when we will actually celebrate one particular of your birthdays with each other, but I hope you reside a lengthy healthy life, so that I can make up for all the birthday cakes that I have missed. Hope you had a great one particular sis!
When she featured in my 365: www.flickr.com/shots/aadnan613/4901169421/in/set-7215762…
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In the United States at least one child in five is overweight and the number continues to grow each day. Over the past two decades, the number of children who are overweight, as well as the number of grossly obese children has more than doubled. And no, children do not out grow it. Overweight children are at a higher risk of becoming unhealthy adolescents and adults. And, it’s overweight adults who are most at risk for a number of problems including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and all forms of cancer. Overweight in children and adolescents is generally caused by lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of the two, with genetics and lifestyle both playing important determining roles. Children whose family members are overweight are also at an increased risk of becoming overweight, although not all children with an obese family will become overweight. However, it is more likely then not, shared family behaviors such as bad eating habits and lack of activity will have an impact on a child’s body weight.
Our society has become very sedentary with television, computer and video games contributing to children’s inactive lifestyles. Children are spending less time playing outdoors and more time watching TV or sitting in front of their computers, and as a result, they’re getting heavier. In fact 43% of adolescents watch more than 2 hours of television each day, and only half of U.S. children get as much exercise as they need. As a result, children are displaying signs of heart disease and diabetes before they even reach their teens.
The good news is that almost any kind of physical activity can help prevent the rising tide of obesity. In addition, studies have found that physically active children are far less susceptible to emotional problems, are more likely to stay away from drugs, resist smoking cigarettes, delay sexual activity; develop more self-confidence and higher self-esteem, and even get better grades.
In addition to competitive and recreational sports, weight training has become increasingly popular as an effective method of exercise for preadolescents and adolescents. From Hercules to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the image of the muscular hero has inspired children for generations. And now, perhaps more than ever, physical education experts are encouraging kids to hit the weights. The benefits of weight training in the preadolescent and adolescent population outweigh any possible risks. Improved muscular strength, endurance and flexibility; prevention of bone loss and osteoporosis; improved self-image, confidence and well-being; improved motor coordination and sports performance; decreased risk of injury; lowered blood pressure and cholesterol levels; weight maintenance; neuromuscular therapy and physical rehabilitation; improved aerobic capacity; and the promotion of a lifelong lifestyle of physical activity can all be attributed to weight training.
Weight training also offers particular advantages to children who are overweight and struggle to keep up with their peers in more traditional sports. By lifting weights, children can improve their strength, endurance and coordination, enhancing their performance in other sports. And, when they lift … Read More
Andrea Albright as a slim size 2 for this weight loss photo. Andrea is a weight loss success story and now she teaches women how to lose weight the healthy way and keep the weight off.
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Weight loss is a condition that many horse owners have had to deal with at one time or another. A horse that appears thin may be suffering from weight loss due to a number of causes. However there are three common causes of weight loss in horses: malnutrition, parasitism and dental disease.
If a horse is suffering from malnutrition then the number of calories it is consuming is less than the number it is using, it may also suffer from an incorrectly balanced diet. Causes of this include feeding poor quality feed, supplying inadequate amounts of feed or the horse maybe missing out on feed due to competition at feeding time.
Parasites can rob your horse of much needed nutrition as the parasites consume the nutrients or cause inflammation of the horse’s gut leading to poor absorption of nutrients across the gut wall. A targeted parasite management program involving the use of appropriate dewormers given at the correct dose, combined with pasture management and fecal egg counts should minimise the impact parasites are having on your horses.
Dental problems can decrease your horses FCR or Food Conversion Ratio this is a measure of how efficient your horse is at converting feed into energy. The first two steps in digestion are prehension or picking up the feed and mastication or chewing. Any change in the efficiency of these two steps has a direct effect on the efficiency of the rest of the digestive process, as the rest of the digestive tract is only as efficient as these two steps. In severe cases loose, fractured or infected teeth can cause a horse to stop eating all together.
There are many other causes of weight loss in the horse, however the three covered above are the most common and should always be addressed when assessing a horse for weight loss. Other causes of weight loss can include but are not limited to tumours, disease of major organs such as the kidneys or liver, issues affecting hormone levels, inflammation of the intestine, chronic infection and stomach ulcers.
A useful tool in evaluating and reassessing weight loss in horses in to use a body condition scoring system. There are two main systems used one system grades horses from 1 – 5 with 1 being very poor condition and 5 being obese the other system grades horses from 1-9. The key difference between the two systems is the greater degree of accuracy of the 1-9 system.
Another tool that can help is the use of weight tapes although bear in mind that these are not always very accurate, alternatively if you are lucky you may live in an area where you vet or racetrack have digital scales you can use to weigh your horse more accurately.
While we are discussing weight loss in horses we should also talk about the dangers of a horse being too heavy. The same risks posed to people by being obese apply to our horses as well as a few of … Read More
What is your health worth? Hopefully your answer is, “priceless”.
As a personal trainer this is something that I see a lot of people struggle with. When I have a consultation with a client who tells me how upset and frustrated they are to be 60 pounds overweight, and that they don’t know how to exercise properly, I think, ‘great, this is someone I can help’. But at the end of that consultation after I have addressed all of their problems and developed a plan to make them healthier, some decide that their health is not worth the cost of a personal trainer.
This may not be how they say it, or see it, but ultimately that is what it boils down to. When a person looks to personal training it is not because they want to spend money for a personal trainer, but that they are paying for the outcome of having a personal trainer. They are paying for their health. If only everyone could realize that.
Why is it that we invest our money into things that will make our financial health better, but are not willing to invest our money into something that will improve our physical health?
In today’s economy I would say it is a pretty good time to invest your money in your health where you are guaranteed a return on your investment as long as you commit yourself to it. If you are not healthy enough to enjoy your money at the end of the day, what is the point?
If you are currently fed up with your physical health, and need some help, consult with a personal trainer, but do yourself the favor of being open minded enough to invest your money wisely. What is a few thousand dollars if you get results and feel great? Have you ever considered what you are currently spending on your health? You pay for vitamins, blood pressure medication, cholesterol medication, pills for stress, anxiety, depression, sleep… the list goes on. On top of that you may have lots of doctor and hospital bills if your health is poor enough to require special attention. So if working with a great personal trainer could reduce or eliminate most of those costs, isn’t it worth it? I imagine that if exercise came in a pill form and would cure most of your problems you would pay for it without hesitation. Well, exercise is not a pill — there is no quick fix. However, you can devote a few months with a great personal trainer, learn to have an active lifestyle and eat right, and then you can move on and continue to exercise on your own.
This article is meant to make you realize how important your health is, and why it is always a wise investment. Next time you are considering personal training, and weighing the cost, make sure your health is on the other side of that scale — it will always weigh more!… Read More