Why Is It Important To Learn The Circulatory System

April 11, 2013 by  
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The importance of circulatory system learning certainly is important and the reasons vary but are very similar—chiefly that people would be able to save their own and others’ lives by being able to recognize the signs of circulatory compromise and the importance of getting help quickly. Fortunately this system of oxygen and nutrient transport is one of the most logical and easiest to understand systems that there are in the realm of human biology/physiology/pathology and so it is easy to teach and learn this important knowledge.

The circulatory system consists of the heart and blood and the vessels that transport this blood as well as the hormones and nervous system that affect the flow of the blood. Another huge part of this system is the transport of oxygen into the blood and the transport of carbon dioxide out of the blood, something called respiration and involving the lungs.

Oxygen and glucose are key ingredients in the giving power of the cell that allows it to carry out all of the metabolic processes that it carries out to maintain life. So in an indirect way the digestive system is a part of the circulatory system by providing the glucose ingredient. However the body, especially in populations like ours that have an overabundance of “fuel” in our diet, store energy and thus this is not as critical as oxygen to the life of an organism.

Blood is a specialized transporter of oxygen and carbon dioxide and the flow of blood is essential in maintaining the proper gradients of these gases in order for the proper exchanges to take place. Depending on the tissue the amount of time that it can function without a fresh supply of oxygen without irreversible damage is seconds (for nervous tissue) to minutes and even hours for tissues that are more able to carry out anaerobic respiration.

The two most important injuries caused by circulatory system compromise and lack of oxygen are heart attacks or myocardial infarctions and strokes or cerebral vascular accidents. Much has been done to decrease the time from initial symptom to life preserving attention at a fully equipped hospital and this has resulted in dramatic improvements in mortality and morbidity from these injuries.

To learn more about the circulatory system and how you can recognize early signs of compromise and save your or your loved one’s life check out all of the great information on the web from associations like the AMA, and the ACA, and the ANA.

Learn How The Mind And Body Works With The Five Psychological Phases Of Fitness

April 8, 2013 by  
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Whether you are a military special operations soldier, an athlete, or just a regular person seeking to lose weight, all groups experience similar personal obstacles. Those who succeed in their training programs learn to conquer self-doubt. That is the key to fitness!

Every day, excited people join fitness clubs determined to attend classes or workout for an hour a day, five days a week. This exuberance for vitality typically lasts for 10-14 days before self-doubt, sleeping in, and skipping workouts take over. In two short sentences, the first two psychological phases of fitness were described. The five phases of becoming fit are the following:

Excitement and Highly Motivated
Doubt Toward Goals
Conquer Doubt
Total Change in Energy Level / Confidence
Make New Fitness Goal / Challenge

The five phases are used to describe to people how they are going to feel in the near future about starting a fitness program whether as a beginner or as an advanced athlete preparing for Special Forces training. Typically, both the out of shape beginner and the advanced Special Operations candidate develop into their goals through the five phase process.

In Phase One of fitness, a person makes a decision to get healthy, or decide to serve their country as a Special Forces member. This phase takes 2-3 seconds, but it actually takes about 2-3 weeks to replace old, bad habits and to create new habits that will fuel your desire to obtain your goals. Hang in there at least three weeks. It takes 2-3 weeks to BUILD GOOD HABITS. This phase is filled with motivation and a general excitement about fitness and exercise. Statistics show that people who workout in the morning before work are twice as likely to complete the workout compared to those who wait until after work to exercise.

In the Phase Two, doubt enters and can either crush your progress or make you stronger. It is absolutely natural to have doubts about what you are undertaking. My advice is to start doubting as quickly as possible and get over it. Realize self-doubt is part of the process and it will be encountered again throughout your fitness journey. Even SEAL trainees doubt themselves, but those who become SEALs conquer their doubt. Likewise, those who lose 60-80 pounds in a year, conquer their doubt as well.

Phase Three is one of the most exciting phases when you realize you have conquered your doubt. You may reach this phase continually throughout your quest for fitness or Special Forces status, but once you do, you really can do anything you set your mind to. This is where the mind and body connect. Use the workouts to be a catalyst in all areas of your life: work, relationships, school, spirit, financial, and others. I am a firm believer that exercising your body will give you the stamina and energy to exercise your mind, spirit, and achieve those life long dreams you have for yourself.

Phase Four is the total identity change and self-confidence realization period for most people. You now associate yourself with fit and healthy people. Now, you are fit in mind and body. Your example will inspire others. Be a role model to another heavy person or aspiring Special Operations soldier. People will be amazed by your new work ethic at work and play. Eating healthy is now a habit for you too. In fact, eating fast food or unhealthy snacks makes you feel slightly ill. This is because your body will naturally crave healthy foods as you subject yourself to a long-term physical fitness routine.

Phase Five is the next step, but the journey never ends. Set and conquer goals for yourself. Whatever you like – run, swim, bike, weight lift, etc. Challenge yourself to run a 10k, bench press 300 lbs, do a triathlon. The options are unlimited, after all fitness is a journey – not a destination.

Prostate Health

April 8, 2013 by  
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It can be frustrating and confusing to find out what really works for a man’s prostate health. In this article I’ve summarized some of the major guidelines and recommendations you should know. And if you’ve found something that has really worked for you, which you have verified through trial and observation, please let me know. I’d like to be able to share it with others.

First, read the following list of helpful hints related to improved prostate health and benign prostate enlargement.

1. Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are mostly related to an enlarged prostate. Candida and infections like prostatitis are also related. Candida is a common and insidious condition you should be sure to eliminate. At my website I have a simple self-test for candida.

2. Do pelvic exercises to increase circulation by tightening your pelvic muscles intentionally at least 100 times a day. Raise your awareness of the inner world of your pelvic area. Give separate consideration to your buttocks, lower abdominals, scrotum, urethra, and sphincter.

3. Use Prosperon to raise your testosterone level naturally.

4. Drink plenty of water, every day, to flush out your system.

5. Move to a low animal-protein and grain-rich diet, or some variation on the macrobiotic.

6. Keep your weight in check.

7. Keep a journal in order to track and recognize, as soon as possible, what is working for you, and what is not. Think about your symptoms for yourself; don’t just depend on your doctor!

8. Realize that hormones are hormones and vitamins are vitamins. When his PSA test results were too high, a friend decided to heal himself by doing an anti-parasite treatment. It did no harm, but your prostate has to do with hormones, and needs to be dealt with on this level.

You can’t put fresh oil in your car when you’re out of gas and then wonder why your engine won’t work!

9. Visualize that you are much healthier and that your prostate and urethra function well. Approach your body with love, as it is part of your temple where the soul resides. ACCEPT .

Melatonin: An excellent study done at Tel Aviv University showed that the melatonin receptors in
the prostate could suppress prostate enlargement. Researchers found that an enlarged prostate is
due to the imbalance of estrogen and testosterone that occurs as we age. They further noted that
the excess estrogen also interferes with the normal metabolism of melatonin (J. Clin. Endoc. Metab.

82 (1997) p. 2535 – 41).

Their advice then, is to take 1-3 mg. of melatonin supplement every night. (Stick with this dosage;
as with most medicines, more is by no means better.) Take it ONLY in the darkness of night, in order not to interfere with the body’s natural production of melatonin before sunrise. Go to bed by ten o’clock also, to get a good night’s rest.

Good luck, warmly, Pieternel

© 2005 Pieternel van Giersbergen. www.pieternel.com

Learn Facts About Steroids

April 7, 2013 by  
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Steroids are testosterone-like drugs. These synthetic hormones are usually taken to build muscle, enhance performance, and improve appearance. Medically, steroids are used to treat many conditions including asthma, chronic lung disease, skin conditions and allergic reactions such as poison ivy.

However, non medical use of steroids may have serious side effects or dangerous consequences. The use of steroids for cosmetic or athletic purposes is not approved in the United States, Canada, and various other countries of world.

Facts about steroids’ names There are several steer terms used for steroids, which include Juice, Roids, Gym Candy, Pumpers, Stackers, Balls or Bulls, Weight Trainers, Arnies, and A’s or Anabolics. Trade names of steroids include Anatrofin, Anaxvar, Annadrol, Bolasterone, Decadiabolin, Decadurabolin, Dehydropiandrosterone (BHEA), Delatestryl, Dianiabol, Dihydrolone, Durabolin, Dymethazine, Enoltestovis, Equipose, Gamma Hydroxybutilate, Maxibolin, Methatriol, Methyltestosterone, Parabolin, Quinolone, Therabolin, and Winstrol.

Facts about steroids’ use steroids are swallowed as tablets or liquid or injected intramuscularly. Instead of continuously using them,
Steroids are used in patterns called cycling, which means they take them over a specific period of time, stopped, and then again started. Taking steroids in combination with other drugs is known as stacking.

Facts about steroids’ signs & symptoms signs & symptoms of steroid abusers include rapid weight gain, rapid muscle development, acne flare up, fluid retention, yellow tint in the eyes and on skin (jaundice), mood swings, depression, aggressive behavior, and premature balding.

Facts about steroids drug test detection oral steroids can be detected in body up to several weeks after use, but injected steroids can be detected for several months after use.

Facts about steroids’ short-term consequences steroid use can step-up muscle mass, strength, and endurance, but can also cause liver tumors, jaundice, water retention, and high blood pressure. Some users show bad judgment because the drugs make them feel invincible. Other users suffer from uncontrolled aggression and violent behavior called Roid Rage, severe mood swings, manic episodes and depression. They often suffer from paranoid jealousy, extreme irritability and can have delusions.

Facts about steroids’ long-term consequences the long term consequences of steroid build up in body include conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, kidney disease, stunted growth, and heart damage. The women on steroid may experience irreversible deepening of the voice, shrinking of the breasts, menstrual irregularities, baldness and hair growth on other parts of the body, and genital swelling. The men on steroid may experience baldness, breast enlargement, sterility, shrinking of testicles and impotence. Steroids such as prednisone and other synthetic steroids may cause a rise in blood sugar by blocking the effect of insulin. Over time, users may develop diabetes.

Go For A Jog, Learn To Love It And Get Ripped Abs.

April 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Fitness 101

Jogging is a great form of exercise. In fact, regular jogging will give you ripped abs and it will also condition your legs well so that they are less prone to injury of any kind. Jogging is definitely a very good exercise for the body and the mind. Care must be taken while jogging.

If some people like jogging, so be it. Jogging is management of the body. The jogger says I am in control. Jogging is harder than walking because it requires more muscle to go faster, bounce up-and-down, breathe deeper, and balance. Running requires more effort than jogging, and is more intense.

Running up and down stairs or hill side, jogging or running, swimming, biking, rollar-blading or skating, dancing, shadow boxing, hiking, walking, and playing sports are also great activities and exercises to reveal your six pack abs. Running, biking, swimming, stair climbing, jumping rope, tennis, volleyball, dancing, squash or any other activity that gets you moving and keeps you moving is a great way to burn fat.

However, a cardiovascular workout should be performed for at least 20 MINUTES to burn fat. Running, biking, jumping rope or using any great cardio machine such as a crosstrainer is a great way to interval train your body. Start off by warming up for 5 minutes.

Workout indoors if weather doesnt’ permit you outuside. Run briskly around the house/office for 30 minutes. Or jog on the spot while watching TV for 20 minutes. Run, jump rope, play basketball, play racquetball, dance – do something that keeps you not only moving and working your heart, but also is fun. Studies show what most of us should probably assume – it’s a lot easier to keep exercising when it doesn’t feel like exercise. Don’t miss a days worth of training as it might get easier for you to neglect later on as well.

Jogging is a rigorous cardiovascular exercise that allows a person to burn an average of 100 calories per each mile he or she runs. Jogging is of benefit to the body as a whole, strengthening the cardiovascular system, improving blood circulation and toning up muscles. Jogging is like writing. Jogging is about individualism and it is also a sign of totalitarianism. Sorry, you can’t have it both ways.

Jogging is a very cheap way of keeping fit, because all that is needed is a good pair of running shoes . One can jog anywhere, although it is good to stay away from main roads where the air is full of traffic fumes . Jogging is a discipline, and while it is very enjoyable, it also takes a lot of determination.

Jogging is a portion of the groundwork that is sometimes
neglected in favor of the more important disciplines, yet in spite of this it is crucially important. At some competitions, especially those that judge for soundness, jogging is an important discipline in its own right.

Stay consistent with your jogging and watch your ripped abs pop out as you begin to enjoy it more and more.

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