Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Wonderful Benefits Of Hiking

Do you find the time to hike with your family? Hiking is a wonderful outdoor activity which can serve many purposes for your family. So, if you have not tried it, arrange your schedule and insert hiking into your to-do list.

Hiking can provide your children a wider perspective of the world. Spending a lot of hours with in the four corners of their room can make your little ones' perception of life, of the world limited. As you hike and explore outdoors together, you can go on teaching them life's greatest lessons.

As for your physical health, hiking can fine tune your bodily conditions. Got high cholesterol and weak bones and muscles? Hiking can pull down your cholesterol level while strengthening your whole body. More so, hiking allows you to breathe in fresh air which is badly needed by the nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems of the body.

Believe it or not, hiking is also key in  curing depression. Climbing up and down the terrains give you wonderful things to gaze at. Thus, your attention is lifted from anything that causes your stress and sadness. Afterwards, you can think better during the day and sleep better during the night.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Why Most Moms Fail Keeping Their New Year's Resolutions

Every new year, most moms list down a lengthy new year's resolution they pledge to keep. They usually succeed in the first week if not in the first three days of the month only. Afterwards, everything  else goes back to how they used to be even before positive habits get formed in twenty-one days. Why is that? Are moms meant to be a failure in this kind of stuff?

I don't think we moms are doomed to fail. We simply create a list of UNREALISTIC resolutions which are capabilities may never allow. Our listed goals can be unrealistic when they are measurable and when they are set to be accomplished with in an unreasonable time frame.

Besides setting unrealistic goals, we forget to condition our minds and hearts to be tough and battle for the very meaningful goals we desire to complete. Our brains and thoughts are powerful enough to command our bodies what they must do. Therefore, we must fortify our mindset and our inner strength to avoid failure with the resolutions we make.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Fit Moms Mean Secured Kids

If you are quite observant, you would notice that many moms are aiming to be fit today. After giving birth for a month or two, they are already hitting the gym to shed the extra pounds they gained during pregnancy.

Fitting in their previous clothes could be one of the reasons for this. Being able to wear their pre-maternity clothes means they can save enough money for the needs of their new babies. 

However, there is a deeper cause for this fitness decision among most moms. They want to protect or secure their kids against anyone or anything that can hurt them. An example of this would be protection from physical assault. Like it or not and ready or not, our kids could be a direct victim of any crime possible. If we moms are not strong enough to protect ourselves, how else can we defend our kids? Moreover, sickly moms could mean huge liabilities or responsibilities for very young kids. Instead of taking care of their kids, they are the ones who are taken care of by their kids. How else can their little ones enjoy their childhood?

Getting fit does not happen overnight. It includes realization of baby steps you take one at a time. Start today before it is too late.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

More Healthy Reasons To Try Seafood Diet

Seafoods are effective in reducing weight - As  I have mentioned in my previous post, eating seafoods can help anyone lose weight tremendously. This is in accordance to the research results of a British scientist at University College named Rachael Batterhorn. She reports that eating more seafood increases the hormone called peptide YY which is responsible for fighting hunger in our bodies.

Seafoods reduce chances of Cancer and Diabetes - Eating tuna, a fish that is rich in Omega 3, is proven by researches as key in controlling levels of blood sugar and cholesterol in the body. Omega 3 components are also proven to help healthy cells fight can cells that produce  tumor. If ever the tumor is already present, they interfere the growth of tumor-producing cells to prevent cancer from happening.

Seafoods promote good health for unborn babies in their moms' wombs - Again, the rich supply of Omega 3 in the mom's body during pregnancy helps in the healthy development of the brain and its brain functions of the fetus. Omega 3 is also responsible in the formation of nerves all through out the body of the fetus.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Healthy Reasons To Try Seafood Diet

If you are not allergic to seafoods, a  seafood is something you must try particularly when you want to be healthy and not just lose weight. Apart from plants, most medicines found to be effective in curing a lot of diseases are made from creatures living in the sea - animals and plants alike.

Seafoods are rich with Omega-3 Fatty Acids - These acids are combinations of eicosapentaenoic, docosahexaenoic and alpha-linolenic acids. All three contribute to the enhancement of brain functions, fortifying the cardiovasular and immune systems and anti-inflammatory features of the body.

Seafoods eliminate heart diseases - Researches show that people who prefer eating seafood than beef, pork or chicken have higher possibilities to escape heart problems. Their regular eating of seafoods has normalized their heart rhythms, reduced chances of stroke, aided the red blood cells to save closing arteries and relaxed the walls of blood vessels.

Seafoods provide protection against Alzheimer's - Thanks to fishes like tuna that are rich in Omega 3. They are all good in keeping possibilities of Alzheimer's at bay.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Benefits Of Running

A mother who has just given birth would certain do everything to shed the pregnancy weight the soonest possible time. They say breastfeeding is the key to it. While that is true, you will also need to move your body and sweat to become the slim woman you once where.

I personally got into running for this purpose. It has been effective and I have noticed the gradual decrease in my waistline as early as week's time. To my surprise, I acquired other benefits from it particularly depression. There were times when I get sleep deprived because of the unusual waking and sleeping hours  of my newborn. Because of which I'm stressed out and lonely. When it's my husband turn to care for the baby,  I devote at least an hour each day to running. As I sweat, I feel relief and the loneliness just goes away.

One more thing I noticed when I reached a month of running is that I seldom get tired and my breathing has improved. Before I even became pregnant, there were physical activities which I was not able to do in a consecutive manner as I get tired fast. Running has gotten my entire body into top shape and my tolerance to physically-challenging activities increased.

Lastly, I have wider perspective in life. When  I run, I try to enjoy the sceneries and people I encounter along the way because I know enough that staying at home would not give me this opportunity.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gingivitis And Pregnancy

Mood swings are expected when you are pregnant because of the hormonal changes happening inside your body. Besides this phenomena, gingivitis may happen to you. Dental experts say that it is common but not all pregnant women experience it. Gingivitis or bleeding gums is brought about by the increased levels of progesterone. This hormone, in most cases, causes a bacteria to grow in heaps in the gums and eventually cause the bleeding.

If you have observed that your gums are beginning to look very red and feeling tender, do not wait for another month before you consult your dentist. Get a consultation right away before the swelling gets severe. Uncured gingivitis during pregnancy can cause premature birth.

Brushing, flossing and gargling with a mouthwash regularly may alleviate the condition. But the surest way to combat it is to consult your dentist regularly. Your dentist can perform a non-invasive treatment for it to ensure that the bacteria produce by it does not get to your unborn child.