Organic Silicium for Cellulite Treatment

Organic Silicium as an ingredient used in Mesotherapy for fat dissolve, increases lipase production. It is 7 times more poerful that theophiline and caffeine/ trace element.

July 14, 2008 at 6:55 am Leave a comment

5 Ultimate Ways for Lifetime Weight Management

1. Cardiovascular Exercise
Cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise has been known as a key to effective fat burn. A fitness program with the main goal of achieving weight loss must include at least three weekly cardio workouts. This translates into 20 to 30 minutes of any physical activity that gets your heart to beat at a rate that’s 60 to 90 percent of its maximum.

Cardiovascular exercise involves working the major muscles of the lower body in a continuous, rhythmic fashion. Activities such as brisk walking, jogging, riding a bicycle and jumping rope all qualify as aerobic exercise and should be incorporated into your weekly fat-burning regimen.

2. Strength Training
When you lift weights (or engage in any other type of strength training), you push your body against a challenging (but controllable) level of resistance. If done right, muscles will adapt and grow stronger as they anticipate a progressively more difficult workout.

This muscle growth will take the form of a sculpted and more toned physique, and unless taken to an extreme, will usually not materialize into big and bulky muscles(so women out there, please don’t worry). But what about that layer of fat that floats over every inch of your otherwise sculpted body? An increase in lean muscle, if only slight, will result in an increased basal metabolic rate, your body’s requirement for fuel at rest. You need your muscles mass to burn up the fat cells. That’s the reason why everyone should perform strength training at least twice a week.

3. Flexibility Training and Yoga
Many would question the connection between stretching and fat burning. Flexibility training increases the effectiveness of the rest of your fitness program in many ways. It cuts down on injury and recovery time, reducing next day soreness, getting you back in the gym sooner. Stretching improves performance, balance and speed of motion, allowing you to perform more work in less time.

Incorporating some stretching exercises into an otherwise strength training routine keeps you moving between sets, adding to the overall caloric consumption of your workout. Yoga, with its unique blend of stretching and strengthening exercises, has gained unprecedented popularity. Many fitness enthusiasts, who at one time wouldn’t be caught dead in a cat pose, now find themselves attending regular yoga classes — and looking as lean and fit as ever. This is what I believe to. Yoga actually helps me to understand each part of my body more.

4. Sleep, Rest and Recovery
Lack of sleep or rest is the culprit behind a failed weight loss program. A fitness and weight loss plan, be sure to include adequate recovery periods between workouts. Rest at least 48 hours between full body strength training sessions and limit cardio to no more than 3 to 6 hours a week. If over-trained, your body will break down, you’ll lose precious lean muscle mass and actually get fatter. I have experienced that myself when I spin 2 hours a day. I put on weight easily on my waistline.

During sleep, the body’s recovery processes go into high gear. Depending on activity levels and individual requirements, get 7 or 8 hours of sound, restful sleep every night. It is essential for good skin too.

5. Relaxation such as Massages are nececessary
Stress has been found to generate dangerously high levels of the naturally occurring hormone cortisol, which is produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisol has a major role in the regulation of blood pressure and cardiovascular function as well as regulation of the body’s use of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. When cortisol is secreted, it causes a breakdown of muscle protein, leading to the release of amino acids into the bloodstream. This process can also raise blood sugar levels.

Massages can help us to relax as well as soothe those sore muscles. Going for massages regularly will not only ease muscles soreness, it is also beneficial for our overall well being.

April 21, 2008 at 7:27 am Leave a comment

Best Crunch Exercise

Crunches on the fitball is now one of my favorite ab exercises. My instructor, Jeff has been training me on this movement one week ago and I start seeing my lower abs toning up. This exercise really helps define abs more than most of the other exercises. Position yourself with back on the ball making sure that it is adequately inflated. Be sure your low back is well supported. Position your hands behing your head and slowly roll your back down over the ball then begin to lift up feeling a strong abdominal contraction by lifting your lower abs simultaneously and repeat the movement 12 times. To increase difficulty, you can complete one crunch by counting 3 or 4 counts before lowering yourself. Perform three sets of eight to 12 repetitions. Be sure to relax your neck and your arms are always parallel to your ears.

April 20, 2008 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

Tight and Toned Abs AGAIN

  1. NUTRITION:

    This is the most important component to achieving a flat abs. First, you’ll need to control blood sugar levels in order to lose body fat. This is best accomplished by consuming four to six meals per day. Don’t mistake the definition of a meal for a six-course extravaganza. They are actually feedings. Each of the meals is comprised of protein, a little carbohydrate and a little fat.

     

  2. RATIOS:

    It’s unlikely that you’ll get tight abs and a flat stomach by consuming 80 percent of your calories from carbohydrates. Ratios can vary quite a bit, but consuming more than 55 percent of your calories from carbohydrate will not be optimal for fat loss.

 

  1. TIMING:

    I realize four to six meals sounds like a lot, but you must keep in mind that the body is always seeking to store body fat. It (the body) doesn’t care if you want to lose fat. In fact, your body would prefer to keep fat in order to accomplish its number one goal of keeping you alive in case of a future famine or drought

    Always consider the body from the inside out and not the other way around. In order to control blood sugar, eat every two to three hours throughout the day. When using the most effective nutrient ratios, this helps to control blood sugar (which, in turn, assists in body fat loss).

 

  1. CALORIES:

    Many of us are still consuming too many calories. It doesn’t matter how healthy your nutrition program is if you’re eating too much. It’s important that you find maintenance calories first. Maintenance represents the amount of food you consume without any change in your weight. This will take some experimentation and some effort. Observation and trial and errors are what you need to do. Until then, you will not know what is the right amount of food to consume without putting on weights.

     

  2. SLIGHT CALORIC DEFICIT:

    After you have found maintenance, simply reduce your calories by 200. Our goal is to have you eating as much as possible and still losing fat and retaining muscle. But you must not starve yourself and thereby slowing the metabolism and losing valuable muscle tissue. The goal is to preserve muscle and make your body a metabolic inferno.

     

  3. CONSISTENCY:

    You’ll need to be on this nutrition program six days a week with one day being somewhat of a cheat day. Unlike many, I’m not a big fan of the “cheat” day. I find that people tend to use it as an excuse to gorge themselves.

    So, on Sunday for example, you’re allowed to have some pizza, a bit of ice cream, etc. But nothing extreme! When you pig out, blood sugar levels can be elevated for seven hours or more. This will absolutely halt your body fat loss and actually backfire.

     

  4. WEIGHT TRAIN:

    At this point, you should be aware of the importance of resistance training. Just three to four workout sessions lasting no more than 35 minutes to an hour will do the trick. For every pound of muscle on your body, you’ll burn 30-50 additional calories per day.

    Part of your program should include abdominal exercises to strengthen and build the abs. That way, when you achieve your low body fat level, your abs will be tight.

    By the way, there is one great movement to help pull the stomach inwards; however, I’ll cover that in a future abdominal exercise article. I have to give you some reason to come back, right?

     

  5. CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE:

    Perform three to five days per week of moderate cardio exercise for approximately 30-40 minutes. During two of the days, you can exercise at a higher intensity level to accelerate fat loss — but, only if you reach a sticking point. Do this consistently, keep adjusting calories SLIGHTLY and change your routine every three to four weeks. You will get a flatter stomach!

 

Extracted from an article contributed by Raphael Calzadilla.

April 8, 2008 at 6:22 am Leave a comment

Life with Yoga

1. Yoga increases flexibility.

Flexibility will increase even without anyone realising it and this is for sure with Yoga. Pictures of yogis with their legs wrapped around their heads and bodies twisted beyond recognition are images often called to mind at the mention of yoga.

Stretching connective tissues in the body makes the tissue more elastic. This elasticity is one of the most important aspect of preventing injuries to the body.. Tissues such as muscles, ligaments or that can stretch without tearing will bring benefits to everyone.

2. Yoga prevents aging.

Along with preventing injury, flexibility also keeps the body young. As a body ages, its connective tissues and organs become rigid. This rigidity is the effect of denseness without circulation. If the body is not regularly stretched out, tissues become dense and are often coated in fibroid tissue. It’s difficult for the tissues to get blood through them, let alone vitamins, minerals or energy.

Keeping your muscles flexible will keep the body young, and diminish the overall effects of aging. Even facial muscles can be exercised by practising yoga. “Tiger roar or Laughing yoga” are beneficial for reducing facial wrinkles. Other than Botox of course.

3. Yoga tones the organs.

Every posture in yoga has several functions. The forward bend helps to flush the kidneys. The triangle opens up the liver. When held for the right amount of time, a yoga practice can revitalize and tone every one of the internal organs. The benefits of keeping your organs in good condition go without saying. Organs are the production house of any individuals and keeping them in good shape is really important.

4. Yoga increases healthy energy flow.

The yogis of ancient India discovered nadis, or energy pathways, that flow through the body. As we age, the nadis constrict, allowing less and less vital energy to flow through the body. The result is aging, loss of energy and eventually death.

The practice of yoga is designed to keep these energy pathways open, thereby allowing plenty of vital energy, or life force, to flow into the body. This flow not only keeps you young, it also keeps the body healthy. Lack of life force in the body can often result in depression, anger or other negative states of being. When there is plenty of life force in the body, and the nadis are open, your overall feeling will be one of bliss, peace, equanimity, love and alertness. Their teachings and believes are very similar to those who believe in Reiki, another kind of self healing.

5. Yoga focuses the mind.

As you progress with a physical yoga practice, you will find your level of concentration will increase. I realised that during the one hour of yoga practice, my mind is only on yoga and nothing else as you will find that your position or posture will be compromised if you start thinking of something else.

This ability to maintain one pointed concentration will find its way into the rest of your life, the effect of which lends itself to brilliance in everything you do. With your total concentration, every action you participate in will be that much more perfect, well thought out and of service to yourself and all of humanity.

6. Yoga gives you love.

Through the practice of yoga, one comes to realize that we are all in this together. Yoga, in its essence, means union. And this union makes itself apparent on many different levels. You will come to know yourself, to find integration in the many aspects of your life. But you will also come to know others for who they really are. Beyond the masks we wear, we are all going through life in the same way, searching for union with each other and with a higher power.

Through yogic practices, you gain the insight to see through the masks of the ego, and to look deeply into your own heart. Why are you here? What is life showing you? How are you looking at the world? To come to know yourself is to love yourself with an unconditional mother’s love. And to love yourself is to love the world and all of its inhabitants.

March 31, 2008 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

Abs Anatomy

The abdominals are composed of four major muscles: the rectus abdominis, the transversus abdominis and the internal and external obliques.

A lying abdominal machine will not give you a flat abs, a seated abdominal machine will not give you a flat stomach and 1,000 crunches per day will not give you a flat stomach.

RECTUS ABDOMINIS –

This is the infamous, but improperly-named “six-pack.” It’s actually an eight-pack. It’s a long, thin muscle that runs vertically down the body from the breastbone and fifth, sixth and seventh ribs to the top of the pubic bone. With supportive nutrition and efficient work, it can help create the much desired “ripples” that poke out detailing the “eight-pack,” but it can’t create a flat stomach. The muscle fibers simply run the wrong way for that to happen.

TRANSVERSUS ABDOMINIS –

The transversus muscle holds your gut tight and flat. It’s a thin sheet of muscle running along the sides of the abs, which joins connective tissue behind it. Its fibers run across the stomach, join into the rear area of the abs and wrap around the sides of the body. It attaches along the rib cage and into the back muscles. It’s your body’s natural corset! When you suck your gut in, you have just used your transversus. This is the only muscle that can help create a flat midsection!

INTERNAL and EXTERNAL OBLIQUES –

The internal obliques are diagonal fibers that fan out from the pelvis and ribs to the rear of the “eight-pack.” They provide a layer of support over the transversus. The external obliques, also referred to as the “love handles,” are composed of fibers that run from the front of the pelvis and “eight-pack” back to the ribs.

Flattening the Stomach, Concentrate on TRANSVERSUS ABDOMINIS
Focussing on the transversus abdominis will flatten your stomach. However, don’t forget to work all four areas of the abdominals for maximum effectiveness and core stability.

Article extracted from eDiets

March 18, 2008 at 5:46 am Leave a comment

Carboxy Therapy for cellulite free

Carboxytherapy is another treatment tried six months ago.The simple technique claims to dramatically improve the appearance of cellulite by improving local tissue metabolism and perfusion. Treatments are rapid, but uncomfortable. You will feel the parts being treated balloon as the gas being flowed in by puncture holes made by needles, about 30G.

How is Carboxytherapy being administered? It is a non surgical method. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is infiltrated into the subcutaneous tissue through a tiny 30G needle (0.3mm in diameter). From the injection point, the carbon dioxide diffuses easily into adjacent tissues. Needles will then be held firmly at the respective positions using a surgical tape. The treatment will be administered by the physician throughout of helped by a nurse or assistant and alcohol swaps being wiped at the punctured parts throughout to reduce discomfort.

How does the carbon dioxide work? Carboxytherapy works in two complimentary ways. Firstly, and quite simply carbon dioxide mechanically kills fat cells but supposedly bursting them.

Secondly, it also has a strong vasodilatory effect (causes dilation of blood vessels) on the capillaries in the area. Wider vessels mean bigger and stronger blood flow to the area, which means more oxygen. The increase in oxygen is important because it eliminates the built up fluid from between the cells. The end result is fewer fat cells and firmer subcutaneous tissue. A vast reduction of cellulite can be observed even after two sessions of treatments.

My personal experience

Nevertheless, the treatment is not comfortable. The areas surrounding the injection sites will be inflated for 10 to 20 minutes as CO2 is being infiltrated. The level of comfort will decrease during the procedure.

Between 10 and 20 sessions are necessary to eliminate cellulite. Ideally they should be carried out every other day, although sometimes two or even one session per week will be sufficient due to the level of pain. This will depend on the extent of your cellulite. Each session lasts between 10 to 15 minutes.
After the 5th session you will see that your skin looks noticeably healthier. Around the 8-10 session mark, you will appreciate that your subcutaneous tissue is firmer. Before the treatment program ends you will have firmer, cellulite free skin. From my personal point of view, one will be advised not to sign up a course of treatments. Due to the level of pain and uncomfortableness, one might even give up half way through the process. An alternative way to get rid of cellulite or maintenance programme such as endermologie will be highly recommended. Endermologie is very comfortable and its effectiveness is not any less than Carboxytherapy. Therefore, a person like me who loves to try out all available treatments will only recommend Carboxytherapy to satisfy your curiosity rather than a long term maintenance cellulite reduction programme.

There are no restrictions on any activities after the treatment. Activities can be resumed as soon as possible.

March 16, 2008 at 8:21 am 1 comment

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