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The main reason for losing weight getting harder with age is because our ‘good‘ fat turns into being less capable. Also, weight loss demands more energy. Let us see some more reasons:-
As we age, maintaining healthy weight becomes a difficult task. In this age we mainly concentrate on our career and family, so we actually underestimate our health. Weight loss becomes more difficult as your muscles, ligaments, and tendons may become stiff and while regularly exercising also they might lose tendency. It results in limited durability for exercise.
Another reason is hormonal changes that occur in the body. Mayo Clinic suggests that when the hormonal changes in menopause take place in women they don’t necessarily put on weight. Changes happen where there is fat storage, resulting in extra weight gathers in the abdomen, instead of hips and thighs. This is the reason to poor dietary and activity choices. Hormonal changes in aging men and women may subsidize to muscle loss. This loss slows down movement and digestion both.
Physical strain- a number of activities which were interesting for you which you enjoyed once but no longer can do them. Now, you may be able to do exercises or activities which require less exertion, but you may need to do them for the longer time if you desire the same results. Definitely, you need to take care of your health.
As we age you may see changes in your lifestyle –some good and bad. After working throughout the life, you may find retirement as a stretched vacation. Yay! I said vacation!!! As its’ going to lessen the physical activities you do every day. You will crave for junk foods which are not at all good for health along with no exercise. So, you will be less active.
To maintain a healthy weight it is extremely important to stay fit. As your body fat or waist inches increases, you may be in trouble for some serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, poor movement due to the burden on your joints and muscles. As your organs and muscles age, extra weight burdens your body.
You will struggle more to lose weight in case your parents are overweight or have a history of obesity.
Get your body checkups done at regular intervals. The doctor will observe your weight and monitor and identify your problems at an earlier stage.To help you lose your weight your doctor may suggest you follow a proper diet or weight loss program, do regular exercises or join a gym, identify physical activities that are safe for your age and health and give a targeted weight for your body type. Doctors may suggest you to specialists in areas like dietetics, cardiovascular health, physical therapy and chiropractic care.
The doctor may refer to weight loss surgery if you are morbidly obese. Morbid obesity means you weigh 100 pounds over your ideal weight or you have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more. Weight loss surgery lessens the size of your stomach, usually with a band or sutures. Your doctor can decide best based on your current weight, weight loss history, age, your health and any additional disorders. They make you aware of nutritional counseling and risks of complications.
Overall, an adequate sleep, a proper and healthy diet suggested by doctors and nutritionists and an active and a balanced life –all these are the answers to making your weight loss an easier and a happier journey for you.
Sounds silly, right? Why think about on this silly topic of How to sit? But this very common topic have certain positive, and negative effects on our body, depending on the way we sit. So, let’s discuss on this common but a very important aspect of our life.
Normally, we sit on a chair, on the couch or sofa, on the floor, etc. The way we sit affects a lot of our body parts like our hips, lower back, spine, waist, shoulders, neck and our head. Interesting! Isn’t it? Sitting for a longer period of time, in the office or at home in front of the television or even while driving a car, allocates inadequate burden alongside our spine and back. Later on, these long term along with poor sitting styles, over stress can cause tension headaches, pain in the lower back and shoulders and even disc problems. So, let’s check out some sitting positions that could be damaging to your body:-
While you sit with your legs crossed, the area around your fibular head gets annoyed, which is just below the knee, it can tweak the peroneal nerve. Crossing your legs cause extra burden on your hip muscles and sciatic nerve due to the changes of the pelvic position. This can cause long-term back pain.
Solution: Always sit with your legs uncrossed. Do the leg cradle supine movement which gives elasticity to your hip muscles which got stiff by sitting this way.
A common sitting position for people with desk jobs, slouching- the head is pushed forward and out of placement pressurizing the muscles to work harder to hold back. It stresses the shoulder and neck muscles that cause tension headaches. Slouching causes ample of stress to the trodden spine reasoning to lower back pain.
Solution: Keep an alarm or reminder on your PC to check your posture and stand up and be alert of your sitting position. Use a lumbar roll or a small towel in the small of your back to maintain an erect pose. To maintain your upper body and lower back do yoga poses and exercises.
This pretzel-style position swaps your hip and knee joints and stresses them. This causes stiff hamstrings and knee and backache. In long term, it causes a burden on the hip capsule by continuous spin.
Solution: Change this position habit. To neutralize the strain on the hips and knees, add the Foam roll and It Band and Hand walks in your everyday routine. Do stretching exercises daily.
Sitting with one leg up on the chair and one leg hanging down, causes your pelvis to spin in such a manner that normally wouldn’t and refrain it from spin logically. This leads to sacroiliitis or irritation of the SI joints- a reason for lower back pain.
Solution: This habit is a no-no. Stabilize your body and to ease your lower back, increase Glute Bridges to your everyday routine. Try placing a small pillow or ball between your knees while doing this exercise, it helps set off your abs and hip muscles. Thus, enlightening your strength and steadiness.
Overall, stretching exercises prove very effective for relieving stress around the abs, hips and lower back area, if done on an everyday basis.
To beat the summer heat, the watermelon has a high content of water which helps to keep our body cool and hydrated. As a bonus, it keeps hunger pangs at bay. Due to the presence of lycopene, watermelon helps to keep our tummy full for longer. Watermelons are a rich source of vitamin A and C. It refills the lost water intake in our body. Thus, a boon for all the weight watchers.
Cucumber contains 95% water. It also hydrates our body during summers. According to Eating Well magazine, a cup of cucumber slices is “nearly as thirst-quenching as the glass of water”. Cucumber also stimulates anti-ageing and anti-wrinkling activity. It also helps remove waste from our body.
Yummy oranges! Belong to a citrus family. Sweet, sometimes tangy in taste, oranges are rich in potassium, vital during summers. Erin Palinski says “You lose potassium through sweat, which puts you at risk for muscle cramps,” RD, CDE, LDN, CPT, author of the forthcoming “Belly Fat Diet for Dummies. She also explains, “Eating oranges replenishes your supply and keeps muscle cramps away”. Oranges contain almost 80% of water, so an orange a day will keep you hydrated during your stickiest, sweaty summer days.
A cold cup straight from the fridge, high in protein, yogurt adds a dose of probiotics, useful bacteria that keeps your digestive system running smoothly during summers. Yogurt also keeps gastro-intestinal problems in control.
Both high in water levels, Honeydew and Cantaloupe are summer seasonal fruits, rich in vitamin A & C, also rich in potassium. These fruits easily digest if eaten on an empty stomach, also providing amounts of sugar equal to fuel your full day.
These colourful berries are high in fiber, rich in antioxidants and contain vitamins C. They are low in calories. They are often very expensive off the season.
Iced Green Tea is absolutely perfect for the summer season to replenish our water intake and keep ourselves hydrated. According to studies, green tea lowers cholesterol, may help in curing heart disease and cancer. It increases your metabolism and helps fight dementia.
An apple a day keeps a doctor away. Apples and pears should always be washed before eating so as to clear the pesticides on them or you can opt for the organic ones. It’s best to eat these fruits with their skin on so as to achieve the maximum nutrients. Apples, pears and figs are high in fiber. Ideally two medium sized figs contain more than 1.5gms of fiber.
All three of them are low-fat foods, good for the heart, fights cancer. Apricots, Peaches and Nectarines are also very good for the skin. They are high in fiber. Peaches have Vitamin C, peach and apricots have vitamin A present in them.
Strawberries and blueberries are colorful juicy berries rich in flavonoids. They also improve skin texture and lighten skin tone. They also increase the blood flow to the skin. Both these berries help prevent heart disease, manage diabetics, fight against cancer, etc.
Nuts such as almonds, peanuts and cashew nuts etc., a handful of these are great to munch on. Keeping our stomach full for a longer period of time while avoiding unnecessary junk food. They also help in fighting bad cholesterol.
Avocado is rich in healthy fats. It has a very good flavor with a very smooth texture. They are high in fiber and potassium, but low in carbs. They help in lowering cholesterol. They have a lot of antioxidants, good for the eyes and beneficial for the skin. It may help to battle cancer.
Leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, mint, etc along with salads like cucumber, etc are very cooling and very light on the stomach. Perfect to beat the summer season.
Knee replacement is a type of surgery where the weaker bones or joint in knees is replaced with special medical joints. This surgery is done for the patients aging from 60 to 80 years. As that is the age where the functions of the bones in the body weaken. We can say that this surgery is the enhancement to the well-functioning of the knee joints. The knee joint is a bridge between the thigh and shin bones that helps knee to bend smoothly. To function well knee joint is covered with cartilage that is tough tissue and smooth. The problem arises when this cartilage that absorbs shock either becomes thin or totally get damaged. This results in colliding of bones with each other and gives a lot of pain or gets swollen in that particular area. This type of problem is usually noticed in people with the problem of osteoarthritis.
On the other side, knee replacement has many disadvantages that may not be identical earlier but affects badly at later stages. Some of the prime negative results of knee replacement are:-
Imagine life without fruits. What would it be? But we graced with such fruits by nature that one or the other fruit is liked by individual. Every season brings different types of fruits with it in the form of taste, colour, texture, shape and benefits for our body. Fruits are the best choice almost everyone have for their breakfast. It is very interesting to observe that every fruit has its own importance and nutritious value that adds colours to our life.
We know that summer has arrived and so brings new variety of fruits with different tastes. One such fruit that is most popular in summer and is almost on everyone’s mouth, we call it “Mango”. Mango is such fruit wherein we find different tongue-friendly tastes like sweet, juicy and many others. Mango is commonly known as “Fruit of the Paradise”. We never find such tasty fruit anywhere else in the world except in India. Mango has very interesting scientific name “Mangifera indica”. When we talk about highest cultivator and exporter of mango then it is India that has such large farming capacity and land is very friendly and fertile for mangoes.
Mango is called as “King of Fruits” because of its high nutrients value and its usefulness in losing extra pounds. Isn’t it interesting? This fruit is also known for its fragrance that we rarely find in other fruits. As it has so many benefits and very popular, people specially wait for summer season and grab all those mangoes to eat as much as they can. Consumption of mangoes protects us from severe health issues like early ageing problems, cancer, heart problems, cataract and many other similar diseases. As mangoes contain potassium it helps in regulating blood pressure and fluid in the body. Mangoes provides sources of iron, niacin, calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and magnesium.
Mangoes has plenty other benefits that makes it popular around the world. Some of the major benefits are:-
Here we saw some of the benefits of eating mangoes this summer. So, eat mangoes and be the king of your health.
Morning Walking is the key element in keeping your body fit and healthy. This is the time when you are more relaxed than at other times during the day. Walking in the early morning helps to activate our senses to perform better for rest of the day. While we walk in the morning try to breathe deeply, this way your whole body gets oxygenated well. The best thing about choosing to walk in the morning is because that is time period when the air is free from pollution and even the surrounding is peaceful.
Beyond this let us see some of the key benefits we can get while walking in the early morning:-
“When you go for a walk, your time belongs to you.”
The term ultrasound that is actually a deep heating modality is really helpful in treating overuse injuries and it guides to break up scar tissue. It has proven treatment for overuse injuries, Inflammation and spasm along with capability of breaking up scar tissue. Ultrasound treatment is well applied on chronic injuries and acute injuries.
When we talk about therapeutic ultrasound treatments, they are helpful in management of soft tissue lesions, which usually constitute rheumatic complaints that is major. Many research studies are carried in laboratory and have found that a number of physiological effects of ultrasound on living tissue have little benefit for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
T.E.N.S stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. TENS is an alternative drug – free for controlling pain. Since twenty years, many doctors have prescribed TENS as one of effective way to remove or control pain.
TENS has tendency of sending tiny electrical signals passing through our skin to the nerve endings to reduce pain with the following two theories:-
Variety of pain conditions can be treated by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Tens units have different adjustable settings to control amplitude (intensity) of stimulation by controlling the voltage. Based on the user’s physical location of pain the electrodes are placed at specific sites.At first the current travels through electrodes and then it travels into our skin stimulating specific nerve pathways to produce a tingling or massaging sensation that reduces the perception of pain. When a TENS Unit is used as directed, TENS is safe, noninvasive, drug-free method of pain management. A TENS Unit is used to offer a better quality of life for people with pain.
Ultrasound therapy mainly increases circulation and blood flow to the effective area which aids in decreasing pain and also muscle tightness and edema.Regularly Electrical stimulation completes a nerve block which helps to reeducate the pain receptors.
Physical therapists are focused on patient’s function and the ability to heal patients as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
TENS are used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world for the relief of physical pain. This is why hundreds of doctors, nurses, and patient technicians often recommend that their patients use TENS unit for minor and major pain relief.
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1. Massage therapy strengthens physical fitness and recovers injuries or pain related to muscles and joints.
2. It helps to maintain flexibility and mobility of the body at a very relaxing stage.
3. As we all know to be happy and healthy it is crucial that our immune system should be strong enough to handle any obstacles. So by massage therapy it benefits in maintaining balance in immune system.
4. Relaxation and reduced stress is the result of consistent massage therapy techniques.
5. At times when we are operated for any body parts then it needs some massage to get back normal rhythm of the body.
6. Some of the problems like blood pressure, diabetes or other similar factors can be controlled or cured by regular massage therapy machine.
7. With regular massage therapy chemicals like seratonin and dopamine are released that results in getting relaxation and overcome tiredness.
8. Regular massage improves heart rate, steady state of mind and proper circulation of blood.
9. Massaging eliminates stiffness and pain from shoulder and helps in recovering from frozen shoulders.
10. Lastly, it maintains overall state of the cycle of the body that is very important in today’s time.