Posts from — September 2010
What Is The Foot Arch?
The foot arch is located between the heel bone and the ball of the foot. It is formed by the bones, ligaments, muscles, fascia, and tendons of the foot. Its purpose is to support the weight of the body and to help propel the body forward while walking. To do this, the foot requires both a high degree of stability and a great deal of flexibility, which is provided by the arch.
There are three arches that help form the overall foot arch.
1. The medial longitudinal foot arch runs along the inside of the foot from the front to the back and is the one most people think of when they think of their arches. Part of its job is to absorb most of the
September 30, 2010 No Comments
As a personal trainer, I’ve visited dozens of Las Vegas health clubs and have seen too many people wasting their valuable time on ineffective workout regimens. I watch people spend countless hours on treadmills only to burn about a tenth of the calories needed to lose a pound. Not only are people not losing the weight they’d like, they’re not getting in shape either. Using the same muscle groups to do the same exercises again and again can only result in plateaued levels of fitness and inconsistent toning throughout the body.
Rather than take on a regular cardio program, I counsel my Workout Quest clients to do interval training. This type of workout involves bursts of high intensity exercise along with movement that keeps the heart rate well above normal. Not only does the heart go stronger, so do other key muscle groups. Best of all, fitness and fat loss are more quickly achieved through interval training.
September 29, 2010 No Comments
With many western diets revolving around high fat junk foods, fruit health benefits are not something that should be ignored. Consuming plenty of fruit in your diet is an excellent way of staying healthy and reducing your chances of developing a life threatening illness.
Fruit health benefits are enormous. Most fruits are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and other naturally occurring nutrients. By making sure we eat enough fruit as part of a healthy diet, we are equipping our bodies with the armor to withstand the daily bombardment of toxins from pollution. Fruit can also provide the necessary nutrients to help us deal with the stresses of modern life.
September 28, 2010 No Comments
Why do I have Toe Pain?
There are many reasons why you might have toe pain and it is important to find the cause is so you can get on your path to fixing or controlling the problem. This article outlines some of the most common causes and potential treatments.
Common Causes of Toe Pain
The most common area of arthritis in the foot is at the joint of the big toe. Arthritis causes inflammation of the cartilage and lining of the body joints causing redness, warmth, pain and swelling. The big toe is necessary to push off every step you take, so if this joint begins to stiffen, pain can make walking a challenge.
September 27, 2010 No Comments
If you suffer from bloating, you carefully examine all the foods you are eating but tend to overlook what you drink. Most popular drinks that you consume daily might just be the culprit in your no win bloating war.
Let’s take a look which popular "health" drinks might contribute to your gas, bloating and indigestion symptoms.
1. Milk is the number one culprit for your bloated stomach that is ready to explode. Milk contains lactose that many people can’t digest properly. Milk was initially intended for human and animal babies as a rich source for growth and nutrients; you will not see adult animals consuming milk anywhere in nature. Most individuals lose the ability to process milk with age triggering multiple allergies and sensitivities. If you favor chocolate milk on top of that, you supply your body with indigestible formula of lactose and sugar which adds to your indigestion problems.
September 26, 2010 No Comments
The debate over the fat loss superiority of morning cardio has been going on for years. Today, I’ll list the known facts, along with functional evidence to support the theory, and the perceived added benefits.
During sleep, the body uses the liver and blood glycogen store to conduct any muscular repairs your body may require at the cellular level. Upon waking, the body’s glycogen levels are generally depleted. Prior to eating your first meal, engaging in a cardio session will use what is left of your glycogen stores for energy. Once this energy supply is fully spent, your body will turn to fat to give you the energy to carry on your workout. According to numerous studies on the subject, the human body can burn between 150% and upwards of 300% more body fat during a fasted-state morning cardio workout than any other time during the day. This may vary from person to person, but the physics remain the same: When your body can’t burn glycogen for energy, it WILL burn body fat, resulting in fat loss.
September 25, 2010 No Comments
Would you like to know the three most unhealthy foods to avoid in your diet? Well, don’t feel alone. Thousands of people search on this subject every day on the internet.
Most of them are looking to improve the way they look and feel and help them selves to get healthier and stay that way. If this is what you’re looking for, this article will help.
You need to understand that eating certain foods not to eat can be damaging to your overall health. Unhealthy foods can contribute to weight gain, obesity, clogged arteries, blood pressure problems, diminished energy, depression and other serious problems.
September 24, 2010 No Comments
More than half of our total body weight is water, just plain old water. A newborn baby is about three-quarters fluids. Our brain is amazingly made up of nearly 85 percent water! One doctor (Mark Stengler, N.D.) has said that our bodies are really the middle of a streambed as the water is coming in through various paths and going out in nearly as many ways (urine about 60 %, sweat 20%, respiration loss 15%, and stool 5%). Medical doctor James F. Balch (Author, Prescription For Nutritional Healing) has said that the body’s water supply is responsible for and involved in nearly every body process including digestion, absorption, circulation, and excretion. Also he (Balch) states that water is essential to maintain normal body temperature. Situations in which humans endure extreme deprivation have shown that a person can survive without food for as long as four or five weeks but can survive only four or five days without water! One page on The Cleveland Clinic web site says that getting enough fluid is essential for top (athletic) performance. Losing just 2% to 3% of your weight from water loss can decrease your performance by 10% to 15%. Further down the same page the author says that dehydration is the loss of water from body tissues.
September 23, 2010 No Comments
More and more men are turning to penis enhancement. As you read this article you’ll learn the truth about what women really think about penis size – because their opinion is just as important as yours.
Men are definitely hung up about their penis size, but does that mean women are too??
If you’re not happy with your penis size then maybe neither is your lover. Because obviously your relationship is important to you — and her — you would want to do all things necessary to keep it strong and healthy.
It’s not right if you feel inadequate in bed and it’s not right if you’re feeling too much pressure from your lover to perform better.
September 22, 2010 No Comments
Rope Skipping Was Something Women Used to Enjoy
For many women that last time they skipped rope was back when they were young kids or probably in middle school. Using a jump rope can be very effective in helping women lose belly fat and it is a shame that something so simple gets over looked so much. Though I see many of my clients who are able to easily walk or run on the treadmill for 30 minutes most can’t skip rope for 5 minutes straight without needing to stop. Think about when you where younger and how much fun it was to be outside rope skipping. In fact only a few people take rope skipping serious and those who do tend to be in top condition such as professional boxers or MMA fighters.
What Muscles Will Rope Skipping Work On Your Body
Rope skipping will work almost every single muscle fiber in your body. I am going to say that after your very first workout using a jump rope that you are going to be sore in places that you never knew existed before. The first time I did my workout routine with a jump rope my entire body felt like it was on fire and was sore for a few days. Not only will skipping rope help you lose belly fat it will have you lean and toned in no time. It will not only work your core muscles, but also your thighs, calves, arms, and shoulders.
September 21, 2010 No Comments