I wrote earlier about going organic. Of course we haven't gone completely organic, but we do eat a lot organic. I can actually feel great. After I finish a meal, I don't feel as bloated. I'm not sure if it's all in my head, but I even feel better. Anyway, I was just updating from an earlier post.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
If there is a profession that does not get the respect that it deserves, it is, in my opinion, police officers. Now I realize that there are lazy and big-headed officers, but that is in every profession. I believe that police officers should be equipped with the very best on the market. Lapolicegear.com has some of the best equipment on the market. You can order some of the finest police gear there including 511 Pants. So if you're an officer or just interested in the gear, check it out.
A friend of mine doesn't like drinking water, but she knows that a certain amount is healthy. What she does is buys this "flavored" water so she can tolerate it; however, I've tried to explain to her, and I'll tell you who do the same, flavored water and water are NOT the same. While most are relatively harmless and can help get you hydrated—since they taste good, you’re apt to drink more—no manufactured drink rivals the natural benefits of pure water.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I had to have some repair work done on my truck this week. It has been skipping for a while now. I changed the fuel filter and checked the spark plugs myself, but the engine was still missing both in idle and throughout the driving range. So, I decided to take it to an auto repair shop this week. The technician had to rebuild the distributor with a new rotor, distributor cap, pick up coil, and ignition control module. So far it is running alot better. I was feeling like I might have gotten gouged on the cost until I checked the average car repair prices for the work done at RepairPal.com. According to them, it looks like my bill was about on par or below average for the work done. RepairPal.com is a pretty good website. You can check what the costs of repairs should be for your area. You can also see the different repair shops in your area and their ratings. There is also an expert advice section with information about your specific vehicle. So if you are having trouble with your vehicle, you might want to check out RepairPal.com.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I read this article and found it interesting. It was by Karen Collins, and it reads:
A new study takes the well-established link between overweight and increased risk of colon cancer one step further—suggesting that one particular type of body fat may be a major culprit.
Compared to fat around the hips and thighs, fat located around the waistline is more strongly associated with health risks like heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. However, all waistline fat may not be the same. Researchers now express much greater concern about visceral fat tissue—the fat that accumulates in and around abdominal organs such as the liver. These fat cells, according to emerging science, are likely more harmful than those found in subcutaneous fat, the fat found just under the skin.
Abdominal fatness increases risk of some cancers more than others, colon cancer in particular. A study published this March looked specifically at the link between the two types of abdominal fat and potential precancerous growths. Involving 200 men and women undergoing both a colonoscopy to screen for abnormal growths in the colon and a computed tomography scan of their abdomen and pelvis, the study separately measured the two different types of abdominal fat.
Results showed that subjects who had abnormal growths had significantly larger waists than subjects without them; however, it was visceral fat that was most strongly linked to the potentially cancerous growths. People with the most visceral fat were more than four times as likely to have growths compared to those with the least visceral fat.
Why would visceral fat pose a greater health risk than other body fat? For starters, research shows that visceral fat is directly related to inflammation throughout the body, which has been linked to cancer and heart disease. Studies suggest that visceral fat tissue contains more macrophages, a type of immune cell that produces cytokines, a hormone-like protein implicated in chronic inflammation. Cytokines may also increase cancer risk in several other ways: They can increase oxidative stress and boost free radical production (creating DNA damage which could spark cancer development) and they can disturb insulin function (impairing both sugar and fat metabolism).
The fat cells themselves secrete a variety of hormones. One called resistin impairs the action of insulin. Scientists theorize this may be part of the reason that excess body fat is associated with a condition called “insulin resistance” in which ever-higher amounts of insulin are needed to control blood sugar. These higher insulin levels may promote some types of cancer and other health problems.
Without the help of a CT scan, most of us won’t be able to tell if a growing waistline is thanks to visceral or subcutaneous fat. Instead focus on meeting current recommended guidelines for a healthy waist circumference. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, cancer risk increases at waist sizes greater than 31.5 inches for women and 37 inches for men.
In addition, maintaining a healthy weight is also essential. Some research suggests that weight loss can reduce production of inflammatory cytokines and increase expression of anti-inflammatory ones. Physical activity, which is key to weight control, may also have addition effects, including helping insulin to work more effectively.
I thought it was interesting and thought that you guys may enjoy reading it.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I honestly believe the best and safest way to lose weight is proper diet and exercise; however, some people need diet pills in order to lose the first bit of weight. I know several people who have done this. They will take diet pill in order to lose 20 to 40lbs, and then they will quit the pill and just go strictly to exercise and proper diet. Even taking the diet pills, its is better to eat healthy and exercise. There is actually a site that list the top 10 diet pills. This site, consumerpricewatch.net, list the sites and gives a description of each one. It's a good idea, if you are considering taking diet pills, to visit this site. Of course, from this site you can be directed to the other sites and read in more detail about the different pills. As I said earlier, I like to promote exercise and proper diet, but, if you need diet pills, visit consumerpricewatch.net first.
Monday, July 14, 2008
A friend of mine recently tried lap-band surgery. She had a lot of success. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, a lAP-band is an adjustable band that fits around the upper part of the stomach. This helps you eat less, feel full longer and lose weight. It is the safest, least invasive and only adjustable weight-loss surgery in the United States. It received FDA approval in 2001.
If you're considering this procedure, I suggest you visit newhopetoday.com. You can read about the great doctors, patients success stories, and patient support. This site has online forums. Before you try the lap band procedure, please visit this site. Lap Band surgery is not a complicated procedure, but it is not for everyone. You should be very careful and do plenty of research before actually doing it. If you are a candidate, according to testimonials, I do not think you will be displeased.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
If there is a profession that does not get the respect that it deserves, it is, in my opinion, police officers. Now I realize that there are lazy and big-headed officers, but that is in every profession. I believe that police officers should be equipped with the very best on the market. Lapolicegear.com has some of the best equipment on the market. You can order some of the finest police gear there including tactical vest. So if you're an officer or just interested in the gear, check it out.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
It seems like one thing that every young person has in common these days is the love of video games. I know I loved playing them as a youngster and still enjoy the occasional gaming experience. A website that is very good for purchasing video games is GameStoreUSA. They have everything from Wii Games to PS3 Games. They carry both new and used video games. The new ones are still factory sealed in their original box, and the used games are buffed and then resealed with the case, original artwork and game manual. They have very good customer service and even have a fourteen day money back guarantee. You can even sell your old video games to them. They have reasonable shipping rates as well. Overall I thing GameStoreUSA is one of the best places to buy and sell video games online.
Welcome to the 21st edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. Thank you for everyone's participation. We hope you enjoy the selections for this edition and find them as helpful and informative as we did.
Phil B. presents 6 Free Gym Alternatives posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "With the downturn in the economy, everyone is looking to save money. An easy way to save a few hundred dollars per year is by stop paying membership fees to fitness centers."
Tip Diva presents Tip Diva Top Ten Tips - Adding More Walking Into Your Day posted at Tip Diva, saying, "Walking is great exercise. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, walking can: give you more energy and make you feel good; reduce stress and help you relax; tone and strengthen your muscles; improve your stamina and fitness; and more. But you don’t have to plan a strenuous walking regimen or buy a treadmill. There are easy ways to get more steps in your day:"
Ralph Jean-Paul presents Eat This Now! The 20 Healthiest Foods You Shouldn't Live Without posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, "Get your hands on these foods and begin to experience the powerful health benefits they provide."
Weight Ladder / Rich Leverage presents Agave Nectar Complex Carbohydrate Sugar Substitute posted at Weight Ladder, saying, "Can't beat sugar when you're craving something sweet. This makes sugar unquestionably one of the toughest battles to fight when your dieting. I've been searching for a good sugar substitute that didn't leave a cloying taste in the back of my mouth and I found it in Agava Nectar. Better still it doesn't affect blood sugar levels!"
Amy S Quinn presents Wii Fight Fat? The Ultimate Guide to Weight Loss With the Wii posted at NursingDegree.net
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
My wife and I have decided to try eating all organic foods. Some friends of mine have been doing it for about 4 months now, and they look and say they feel so much better. Their skin tone is great. Of course, you can't help but eat regular foods sometimes, but for the most part, we're going organic. Let me know if any of you eat all organic.