Making small changes in the way you eat can help you shed unwanted pounds and lead to long term success in managing your weight. This article began with some comments about the profoundly negative effect researchers and therapists are finding as more and more people, especially men, become compulsively attached to internet pornography. Instead of dealing with current life problems, images of scantily clad bodies temporarily pacify the angst, restless mind, insecurities and anxieties, acting as a stimulus as strong as the most addictive drugs. At the same time, relationships are being neglected and undermined. Another epidemic in this country is the use of properly prescribed prescription drugs for almost everything, from relief of pain to reducing anxiety, to alleviating restless leg syndrome. For sexual arousal difficulties, men now have a host of little pills to take in addition to such paraphernalia as a vacuum pump and papavarine injections into the penis (regardless of the man’s state of emotional and physical health, the quality of his movement or the contents of his diet). Women are being offered surgeries for vaginal vestibulitis (vaginal inflammation) and the possibility of a new pill to improve sexual desire (regardless of the functioning of her body or the dynamics of her relationships). Elders generally complain of loss of appetite or sometimes difficulty in chewing. A soft diet should be given to elders, with inclusion of fruits and vegetables in their diet. Calcium rich foods like dairy products (low fat), milk (toned) and green leafy vegetables should be included in the daily diet to maintain bone health, so as to prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures. Consume pulses, toned milk, egg-white etc. in good quantities as they are rich in proteins. Elderly people should cut down on their saturated fats, sweets, oily food, salt and sugar level. Use of ghee, oil, butter should be completely avoided. Also, avoid eating spicy food. The two largest hurdles to fitness are; first to begin and second to stay with it. Adherence to a fitness plan is one of my main objectives as a personal trainer. Fitness ensures independence which allows one to participate in any activity that is of interest(i.e. golf,Â pickleball, taking a walk with your dog, hiking, keeping up with your children or grandchildren, running a marathon.)Â My goal as a personal trainer is to assist the client to find the program they will continue so they will have an enriched life. Exercise is good for your physical well being, your mental health and stress release. According to Heart Health on June 2011, Black heart patients less likely to get top hospital care Study: Blacks don’t get life-saving heart procedures that white counterparts get. The article stated that past studies found that African Americans more often do not receive commonly endorsed heart attack therapies that are newer or expensive. That includes prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and invasive procedures like angioplasty.
As part of our work to promote better mental health, we have produced this pocket guide to show the positive impact that physical activity can have on your own mental wellbeing, including some tips and suggestions to help you get started. With over 16 doctors, we offer a large range of services including specialists and visiting allied health professionals. Gifts to the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health make a difference in the lives of those served in the center’s outreach programs, Women of INfluence initiative, leadership programs and education programs. Consider making a financial gift in memory or in honor of someone who has touched your life or the lives of women in your community. For more information about giving through in-kind gifts, planned giving, or gifts of stock, email Teri Duell or call 317-948-2264. Finding healthy foods to eat doesn’t have to be a struggle. There’s plenty of tasty options available that are easy to eat raw or cooked – and that are easy on the pocketbook. The proliferation of boutiques created a market gap with two critical components, solved by one clever solution. First, faced with diverse options, customers increasingly visited multiple venues as part of their weekly routines. However, with drop-in rates often exceeding $20, a 3x per week exerciser could easily spend over $200 per month in class fees. Second, amongst a growing field of competition, each new boutique struggled to stand out and win new customers and keep classes full. And unlike health clubs, an empty spot in class meant lost revenue, so boutiques were particularly motivated to maximize attendance. So I decided to investigate Planet Fitness and pay them a visit. It was worse than I’d imagined. Far, far worse. The dumbbells are limited to 60 pounds. The heaviest fixed barbell is also 60 pounds. They had 95 assorted cardio machines – rows and rows of them. They had isolated resistance machines with laughably light weight stacks. Which one you choose is a personal choice. They are not intended to compete with each other but rather to provide options and maybe even complement each other. For instance, the Surgeon General’s recommendation may be more practical for individuals who are unwilling, or unable, to adopt the more formal ACSM recommendation. Of course, there’s no downside to working out regularly with aerobic exercise and also becoming more physically active as per the Surgeon General (take more stairs, mow the lawn by hand, park far away from the store and walk), so combining them might be a good decision.