Sleeping Saviours

Shona Wilkinson, Nutritionist at the Nutri Centre (Europe’s largest natural products store) advises that: “Sleep gives our bodies the chance to maintain and repair both the body and the mind”. This is important given the NEW research, which indicates that people that sleep for less than 6 hours per night are 12% more likely to die prematurely compared with those who manage to secure the ‘ideal’ amount of between 6-8 hours (1).

Wilkinson further explains that: “Lack of sleep affects our nervous systems by leaving us drowsy and unable to concentrate. It can lead to poor memory and poor physical performance. If sleep deprivation continues, hallucinations and mood swings may develop. Sleep problems are common in both mental and physical disorders including depression, strokes, cancer and head injuries. ”

In a modern society in which sleep often falls at the bottom of the priority list for those in high-pressured jobs or with families, the following sleep solutions may act as a “life saviour”!

Patch-It – £9.99 – www.patch-it.info

Plaster-style patches that use the ancient principals of reflexology to stimulate key pressure points on the feet. An independent sleep disturbance trial discovered that on average, Patch-It reduced the amount of time troubled sleepers spent awake every night by a staggering 40 per cent (2).

The participants of the randomised placebo-controlled trial, conducted by an independent Harley Street clinic, also experienced:

A 100% improvement in alertness during the day
A reduction in sleep interruptions by one third
A 20% reduction in the time taken to fall asleep

Dr Nyjon Eccles, of the Chiron Clinic, who conducted the trial says: “Wearing Patch-It continuously for one month seems to have improved the quality of sleep in three main ways – getting off to sleep, duration of sleep and feeling refreshed after sleep. ”

Nature’s Plus Dreamquest Adult’s Warm Milk Chewables – £19.50 -www.nutricentre.com

Chewable tablets containing 200 mg of Lactium®, the soothing milk peptides responsible for the calming properties of warm milk. This soothing formula also contains effective sleep-supporting herbs, including hops, chamomile and cinnamon.

Lamberts Healthcare Fibrecleanse – £12.95 – www.nutricentre.com

An advanced nutriceutical formula to support a healthy nervous system which is required to promote mental calm, relieve stress and improve the quality of sleep. Containing B vitamins which work together to support adrenal glands, plus Calcium and Magnesium which work in balance to stimulate and relax the nervous system, whilst Tryptophan helps restore calm to the mind.

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So, you’re ready to make a health and fitness plan for yourself, or update one you already had. Good for you.

If you want to carry out that plan successfully and reach your health and fitness goals, be sure to include this essential ingredient.

Am I talking about nutrition? An aerobic component? Perhaps stretching? Resistance training? Or even rest? No, no, no, no and no!

What is it then? Quite simply, it’s the one essential component that’s so crucial, that without it, you’re much more likely to face frustration, even failure.

This is the emotional element. Why is this so vital? Quite simply, because your emotional state has far more to do with your success in sticking with your health and fitness plan than any other factor!

You are going to have times when you’re not very motivated, or you are distracted, or some stress or knocks you off course. These circumstances are absolutely normal; everyone faces them.

What makes the difference between people who fall down, or fall off their plan, and those who get up again and keep on trucking, is that one simple thing, again, the emotional element.

So whether the occasion for your new health and fitness plan is a new year, a new season, a new job, a new relationship, make this component a central part of your health and fitness plan – right up there with the nutrition, the aerobic aspect, stretching, supplementation, resistance training and rest.

What will you do when you’re facing the inevitable emotional challenges that will arise? Go back to your old habits? Or get the emotional support you need and move on toward your goals? Write that in to your plan now.

Including that emotional ingredient will no doubt name names – the people you will call on to help you get back on track.

Well, you may say, I can’t afford a personal trainer. Or, my spouse doesn’t really know how to support me in this. Or, it’s after the gym is closed and my friends are asleep that I need support the most.

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Tips To Help Stop Underarm Sweat

Excessive sweating is quite a common problem these days, not helped by all the man-made fibres that we wear. No doubt a lot of sufferers would like to know how to reduce, and sometimes stop underarm sweat. You have to watch what you wear, particularly in the summer, always carry tissue with you to mop up the excess and ruin your clothes as well. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to ease your discomfort.

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating simply means that the sufferer produces more perspiration than the body needs to regulate temperature. It is estimated that over eight million Americans currently suffer from hyperhidrosis. There is no known reason why this happens to some people and not others, but if you have over active sweat glands, that’s not much help.

Some of the things you can try to control excessive sweating is to watch your weight, as being overweight leads to higher body temperatures that will trigger the sweat glands. Watch what you eat, as some foods are well known to increase body temperatures. Examples include really spicy foods such as curries and chilli. Caffeine and smoking are other guilty culprits that you could keep a check on.

Of course you should wash regularly, and when choosing an anti-perspirant deodorant, look for one that contains aluminium zirconium. What this does is to help block the pores in the skin and thereby reduce sweating. Be careful though, as some people may be allergic to this and develop an uncomfortable rash. Excess hair on the body will also trap moisture and when it is really hot, this will quickly lead to an unpleasant smell. If you are up for it and your sweating is restricted to a specific area, Botox can stop sweating for around 6 months by blocking the nerve signals that trigger sweating.

When dressing, go for natural loose fitting cotton clothes as this will give the greatest air flow around the skin. If you only suffer from underarm sweat, try using disposable sweat pads that simply stick to the clothes to absorb any excess sweat. These are readily available online. You can also choose to wear a plain t-shirt under your clothes.

Don’t forget to always check with your doctor that there is no known medical condition causing the excessive sweating.

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If you are dedicated to your health and fitness, but are sick and tired of the time it takes to work out at the gym you might want to look into getting used fitness equipment for your home. With the right knowledge you will be able to find equipment that is in perfect condition, for a fraction of the price.

With the economy the way it is right now if you are going to buy anything you should be buying it at a discount. These steep price reductions are available because most people are selling off anything in their home, they aren’t using, for extra cash. On websites like E-Bay, Overstock, or Craig’s List you should be able to find just about anything you need.

There are also people who have defaulted on their finance payments for their fitness equipment. You can assume or pay off their balance to get their used machines at a steep discount.

Buy Only What You Need

Let’s face it. Some of the fitness equipment out there is a bit ridiculous. You don’t need half of the stuff commercials try to sell to you. What is important is that you value your own health and fitness.

Otherwise you are wasting your money, time, and space in your house or apartment. So make sure you have a solid commitment to health and fitness before you make your purchase.

For cardio workouts treadmills, rowing machines, bikes, and elliptical machines work great. You really only need one in your home to get the cardio you need so pick the machine based on the workout you enjoy doing the most.

For heavy lifting or toning of the entire body a simple used resistance machine, like the Total Gym or a Bowflex are all you need. Good workout benches, dumbbells and free weight sets are also easy to find.

Try It Out First

If you are unsure as to what kind or type of used fitness equipment you would like for your home then you should go to the gym and try some out and see what you like. Remember to make sure that it is a machine you are going to have fun using over and over again. Then look on-line and see what is available.

Also remember that most used fitness machines don’t come with a warrantee, or if they do it is generally short, so you are often stuck with what you buy once you get it. Try to find some customer reviews of the product before you buy it to see if there are common problems associated with it.

Is It Going To Fit?

Believe it or not, some people don’t take into account the space that is needed for fitness equipment and end up with something they don’t have room for. Most fitness equipment is also quite heavy so make sure that your floor is going to be able to handle it.

If you follow the above recommendations you should be able to find the used fitness machine(s) you need. Once you have one in your home you will find that staying focused on your health and fitness is easier and more convenient.

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It’s hard to find a diet program that works every time it is tried. It seems like every time one turns around there is a new fad diet and many fast weight loss tips. But true weight loss cannot usually be found in a fad diet or a diet pill. In fact, it is usually found in something that has been around for ages: regular exercise and good nutrition. That plan usually has a very high success rate and includes fast weight loss tips you should be aware of.

The military of every country world wide knows that exercise and good nutrition is critical to health weight maintenance (which they must maintain). And when those two factors are combined with miscellaneous fast weight loss tips they are fit to be deployed anywhere. No military subscribes to fad diets but subscribes to exercise, good nutrition, and other fast weight loss tips such as the following:

Weight Loss Tip 1: Get active and decrease focus on dieting.

This is Burning more calories than you take in is far more effective than dieting usually. There are so many ways to do this too. You’ll see that people will run, run up stairs, ride a bike, do intense yard work, and chop wood. Not having enough time is no excuse. All you have to do is leave the car at home one day and walk or bike to work. You can even walk during your lunch break.

Weight Loss Tip 2: Eat right.

Don’t eat snacks full of sugar and cut down on your portions at meals. Eat a balanced diet. Also remember that the proper weight loss is not achieved by starting yourself. It is better to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Weight Loss Tip 3: Eat breakfast.

It is the most important meal of the day. This meal is for the brain and it is proven that if you eat a good breakfast, you are less likely to snack on sugary processed foods later on in the day. Plus there is less likelihood that you will stuff yourself with a huge lunch.

Weight Loss Tip 4: Keep meal patterns regular.

If you can possibly try to avoid having long spans of time in between meals it will help to keep you balanced both mentally and physically. It also helps to keep your metabolism stable.

Weight Loss Tip 5: Don’t eat before going to bed.

Think about it. You are going to eat a dinner meal and then rest for 8 or 9 hours. This is probably the surest way to gain weight as you will not be active to burn calories. Plus you will not have a comfortable sleep as your food is digesting.

There are many more fast weight loss tips but remember that the key is to burn off more calories than you take in. As you get older, your metabolism decreases so you will probably have to exercise more and intake less.

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The Sarah Summer yeast infection cure is an extensively researched program for curing yeast infections. The cures presented are effective for curing yeast overgrowth in men, women, babies, and during pregnancy. You may have come across Sarah Summer’s cure in searching for information about curing a yeast infection.

As a matter of fact, thousands of people have found complete relief from the pain of their infections through the Sarah Summer yeast cure. Sarah Summer is a medical researcher and was a yeast infection sufferer herself. No longer willing to be plagued with her recurring yeast overgrowth, she set to work to research and find true cures for her infection.

Not only did she research different cures, but she also thoroughly researched the causes of yeast infections and the development of them in our bodies. Because she started out with such a thorough knowledge of the causes and progression of the yeast, she was able to then identify the specific natural cures and combinations of cures that will effectively cure a yeast infection.

Sarah Summer lists the various symptoms of yeast infections and explains the importance of determining if it is a yeast overgrowth you are battling. Once you have determined that it is, Sarah starts out with an immediate QuickStart guide. This is important because if you are suffering from a yeast infection you need relief immediately and Sarah provides the information that you need to get instant relief. You can then proceed to read her extensive book and determine other cures that you will want to use to get rid of your ailment for good.

The Sarah Summer yeast infection cure leaves no stone unturned. You are presented with treatements, detailed and easy instructions on how to use the cures, information on the foods to eat and the foods to avoid, details on clothing to wear, and vital information on phytonutrients.

Sarah Summer claims that you can cure your infection within 12 hours. This claim seems a bit over rated until you actually read her book. You realize that she has extensively researched and supported her claims in all her treatments with her references and footnotes. She also further validates her claim of curing your infection within 12 hours by offering a moneyback guarantee. You have eight weeks to try the Sarah Summer yeast infection cure and determine if it is right for you. Chances are your yeast infection will be gone long before eight weeks.

Common remedies like Threelac and Monistat only treat the symptoms of a yeast infection. Because it is only the symptoms that are being treated you will have to go back again and again. Sarah gives an in depth explaination of the common drugs used to treat yeast infections and their dangerous side effects. If you are discouraged from suffering from yeast infections, the Sarah Summer yeast cure is exactly what you’re looking for.

If you suffer from yeast infections, it is time to put an end to them. There is no better person to trust than someone who has also suffered from yeast infections and has thoroughly researched and experienced the freedom of defeating it once and for all. I highly recommend the Sarah Summer yeast infection cure because I too have experienced the efficacy of the Sarah Summer yeast infection cure.

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There is a powerful investment technique that makes it possible to generate returns of up to 100% or more in a month not a year. This technique is little known but quite simple in terms of execution. The one catch is that it is a “hands on” approach and rightly so. A return of 100% a month is nothing short of amazing, so let’s take a look at how it works.

The first thing to realize is that anything can be an investment. Virtually anything you can buy and sell for a profit can be seen as an investment if that was the purpose of the transaction. A transaction can be completed in under a week, but look at it this way. If you were able to compound your capital by just 20% per week, you would result in making a 100% return each month or double that money.

If you started this technique with just $100 dollars, you would have well over $1 million dollars in 14 months if you could maintain that level of compounding at each month. That is quite a remarkable result. The main thing to remember is that it is not the dollar increase that counts, but the percentage increase and the stringent use of compounding. You could literally start with some unwanted item that you could clean up and improve in some way at the $100 dollar level and sell it for $120 then move on to the next item. Some of the richest people on the planet make their wealth in this way but on a grander scale and you can apply this same technique. By maintaining control over the collateral your investment represents, you can clearly control the increases.

If you need money now, like I mean in the next hour, try what I did. I am making more money now than in my old business and you can too, read about Martin Thomas in the link below. When I joined I was skeptical for just ten seconds before I realized what this was. I was smiling from ear to ear and you will too.

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Do you want free online CPR certification? Yes, you can have it. You need not pay a single centavo for your certificate, but you must take free online CPR class first. To find one that will suit your requirement, make a few phone calls or use the search tools of the internet. Look for sites that offer free online CPR certification after completion of the course. These sites are only a click away.

For online classes prior to your having a free online CPR certification, you may call and sign up with a local Red Cross chapter. The American Red Cross (ARC) is very well known for disaster response and for keeping the citizens of the community safe everyday. Some training centers approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) are also worth looking into. The AHA is presently the frontrunner in heart ailment and conduct free online classes. You may also consider calling the Fire Department and even some private companies in your area.

Although online classes are available nationwide and ready to take you in, it is advisable to check first which will give you a credible online CPR certification. Your card should have one hundred percent acceptability. In looking for a job, your certificate will give you better chances because this card will prove that you got the skill they need. Your online CPR certification will also make you confident to react in any given emergency situation, and that you can positively say that you can save a life whenever and wherever you need to.

Taking up a free online class is an easy and convenient way to get trained, so you better act quickly if you want to get your online CPR certification at the soonest possible time. Free online classes fill up more quickly compared to paid classes mainly because they are offered at no cost. The minute you learn the availability of a free online class in your area, you move fast and register and complete the course. Prove that you learned everything by passing the test, and get your first aid training in no time.

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Where would we be if we did not have access to all the many great health and fitness books on the market? We would probably not be in the best of physical shape! This is not an overstatement. Quality health and fitness books can provide all manner of excellent information on various different subjects. For those that are not long time “gym denizens,” these books provide much needed help and direction.

Direction and guidance is most definitely a great help since lack of focus and direction with workouts will generally lead to less than desirable results. Best of all, you can now find amazing results in all manner of different fitness goals. In the past, fitness was mainly defined as reducing body fat levels and/or increasing muscle mass. While a great many books cover these two basic subjects, there are scores of other modes of fitness book available.

There are martial arts books, books on developing isometric strength, titles dealing with power lifting, and even body weight training. Each and every subject will have all manner of subcategories associated with them as well. In other words, 12 different authors could produce 12 different books on power lifting that cover the same subject from many different perspectives. This can allow someone with a sincere interest in the subject and a strong desire to improve to attain the necessary results. Again, the diversity of the health and fitness books on the market opens the door for experiencing the desired outcome.

Some may say that there is nothing new under the sun. No fitness book can deviate too much from its original subject matter or else it deviates from the important basics needed to be effective. Is this an accurate assessment? To a certain extent, it is. However, another facet needs to be taken into consideration when looking for a decent fitness book. That facet would be the actual writing style of the author.

Why is this important? Different authors will convey the same information in a completely different manner. This is why it is so helpful that there are different writers producing different works on a variety of different health and fitness subjects. Such diversity opens the door for great success since the ability to understand the material in the book will be enhanced. In short, access to a wide array of different books by different authors enhances the potential to gain the health benefits the books are designed to provide.

Really, if you want to get in shape, you will need access to proper health and fitness books that approach the subjects from different perspectives. Diversity in approach to subject matter and writing style will assuredly help the reader attain the needed results.

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Gain Health and Fitness With Pilates

Gaining health and fitness with Pilates is an attainable goal and an important piece of the health and fitness puzzle. While the process of achieving a fit and healthy body will ask you to work hard and be patient, you should know that it is not as hard as you think. Through careful planning, you can reap the benefits Pilates has to offer.

Once you decide to work towards health and fitness with Pilates, an important thing to recognize is the need to take it slowly. Do not rush into the process of beginning a new health and fitness routine because your body needs time to adjust. Building strength, both mental and physical, takes time. Rushing into a new regime without gathering the proper information might leave you disappointed and confused.

The very first thing to know when beginning a Pilates fitness routine is that there are different types of Pilates. There are mat exercises and those that need Pilates exercise equipment. Among the two, the mat workout is very common to start with because it requires no equipment except a mat or soft surface and it also builds our strength gradually. Mat exercises include the need to lay down on your side, back, and stomach or do kneeling and sitting positions when executing the exercises. The main principle here is the use of your own weight for resistance. The flip side is to add small Pilates equipment such as band, ball, and ring in order to perk up weight resistance and to make the whole routine more challenging.

The Reformer is the most essential of the larger Pilates equipment. There you will perform many of the same exercises as you do on the mat with the enhanced addition of weighted resistance. Since this equipment can be expensive, you can explore the option of private sessions with a certified professional or join a gym that offers reformer classes.

By the time you start with Pilates routines, health and fitness with Pilates is surely something you can master after some time. Just continue with the process because you will reap the benefits of health and fitness with Pilates. Indeed, after all the hard work, you will see and feel good results. So keep on persevering until you reach your goals. Remember: patience and tenacity are the key elements of any new workout routine.

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