Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Liver Cleansing (Energy) Drink

Lately at work I've been hitting a wall around 2:30-3:00 PM. I'm sure most of you know that feeling. It's a couple hours after lunch, the workday is almost over, but there's still a couple hours to go. I've tried a cup or two of coffee, but it doesn't have quite the effect as it does for me first thing in the morning. I could always pound an energy drink or stock up on one of the many 5 hr energy shots on the market. But as a rule, I like to stay away from things that are colorful and taste like fruit but aren't really fruit. I tried to initiate afternoon nap time, but my boss wasn't too keen on that idea.

Recently, while I was pacing the office trying to get some of the blood back into my brain and complaining to my co-worker about the metaphorical wall that likes to stop me in my tracks every afternoon, she asked if I wanted to try this juice she had made. She apparently had been searching the Internet for a liver cleanse recipe and found this post on buzzle.com. She said that the juice gives her a little boost of natural energy, tastes good, and is very healthy too. I've decided to try it for a the next couple weeks. Below is the recipe and a few alterations I made.
  • 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
  • ½ cup lime juice I decided to use lemons instead.
  • 1 cup distilled water My friend said she used Coconut Water, but I just used regular filtered water. Next time I will probably try it her way.
  • 2 inch fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon acidophilus I only found capsules at the drugstore, so I just opened a couple of them up for the powder.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed oil
  • I also decided to add cinnamon for an extra little kick of energy.
1. Cut 2 grapefruits and 4 lemons in half, and squeeze juices into a bowl.
2. Mix in garlic, grated ginger, acidophilus powder, flax seed oil, and cinnamon.
3. Add water and blend all ingredients together.
4. I put the drink mixture into a couple water bottles, and will try drinking it a couple times a day and see how it goes.

I'll be posting updates over the next couple weeks. This is my first experimental attempt on this blog, so wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We are truly what we eat

I recently started thinking more in depth about what we put into our bodies. It seems like everywhere you look these days, people are cautioning against even the foods that may seem healthy. Deli meats are loaded with nitrates, meat and poultry have unnecessary hormones. Even fruits and vegetables can cause harm due to  pesticides and bacteria. These days it's not enough just to eat healthy. We have to live healthy. This is why I'm always on the look out for new recipes, supplements, and lifestyle changes that may be beneficial to my health.

I know that whenever I am thinking of trying something new, I first Google it and see what is already out there on the subject. Who's tried it? What are people saying about it? Etc. I'm sure that in this digital age, most of you do the same. It's always nice to get a firsthand account of something before spending time, money, or energy on it. Therefore... One of the objectives of this blog is to be that source of information for you, the reader. Let me be your guinea pig so-to-speak. We can exchange ideas, information, and experiences to make this a mutually beneficial forum for Healthy Living.

"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided." - Tony Robbins

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Benefits Of Elliptical Machines

In the history of fitness and aerobics, elliptical machines are the only aerobic products who made a breakthrough. Almost all gyms, fitness clubs and even homes have already acquired their own elliptical machines. Elliptical machines continue to be popular. Users and buyers of these machines even reached 2.8 million in 2005.

Why are elliptical machines popular? What do users get from them? There are many benefits that can be enjoyed by using an elliptical machine.

Elliptical machines are able to provide healthy bodies by maintaining a healthy bone density. Researches have shown that the bone density has an impact on how healthy the person would become. A person is healthy if he has a healthy bone density.

The exercises needed to maintain a healthy bone density include running, aerobics, weight lifting and exercises where the person remains on his feet. However, these activities may cause jarred bones, which is very dangerous.

With the elliptical machine, all exercises to maintain a healthy bone density can be performed. Using an elliptical machine, the person will be standing on his own feet on a platform wherein he will be bearing weight.

Stepping up and down the platforms causes pedaling with an oval movement. This is very similar to the movement done when walking or running. This only means that the elliptical machine is able to provide the same benefits people can get with these exercises. Plus, they do not experience harmful stress that can impact the bones and muscles.

Safety is ensured with elliptical machines. Using the machine will allow a person to perform exercises smooth and flowing. This minimizes the risk of being injured when performing workouts. The muscles are safe since the pressure is evenly distributed on all the muscles of the body. This will prevent the person from stressing and harming a certain muscle group.

Elliptical machines were also proven to provide workouts best for the cardiovascular system. This is because of the many movements that can be made using the machine. All the muscles of the body are working which is good for maximizing the cardio impact in the body.

Many people would like to maintain a healthy body or even lose weight the easier way. However, they would not like to risk the benefit they can get in doing harder exercises. With the elliptical machines, users are able to do exercises the easy way without sacrificing the amount of weight they would lose.

Many manufacturers have developed elliptical machines and incorporated high technology with them. Many were designed to provide natural motion of body when using the machine. They may be priced higher than other aerobic products but people can be assured that the physical benefits they would like to get will not be neglected.

Buyers can choose from a wide variety of elliptical machines that are now sold in the market. They may come in different forms, in prices and most are incorporated with the highest technology there is in aerobic products. People may still opt to buy the more traditional elliptical machines, which continue to be bestsellers.

Elliptical machines will continue to develop and provide optimum workout for its users. These machines will continue to grow in popularity since they appeal to almost all users. Anyone who uses the machine can be assured of a total workout and the same time will allow burning of fat and calories.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Detox your body!

Since the ancient times, people has already realized the many benefits of detoxification. The Chinese has long started with steam bathing in their many hot water pools, and the Japanese too are a firm believer of detoxification by steaming in their hot mineral pools.

For the modern times, and for the busy individual, a herbal remedy main purpose is to quickly detoxify the body and aid in the elimination of waste. For good home remedies, vinegar and herbal pads are often used for the bottom of the feet, to detoxify the body of harmful chemicals.

Simple Body Detox Program

Use a herbal detox supplement in combination with the herbal colon cleanse for a periodic body detox. Natural herbal colon cleanse body detox and laxative products. Use the herbal detox supplement in combination with the herbal colon cleanse for a periodic body detox. Pre-Cleanse tablets combine herbal detoxifiers, cleansers, and diuretics to act as a booster to help keep toxins out of your body. So, there you have it, four of the best parts of the body to herbally detox. Repeat this detox program as many times as you wish and you will see the benefits of detoxifying your body of excess toxins and wastes.

There are many detox programs in the market now, but one of the most popular ones are Grandma's Herbs herbal colon cleanser and Blessed Herbs and body detox products These detoxifying products are designed to obtain and maintain a cleaner, healthier body. This unique blend of special herbal extracts and nutrients helps detox the body through the digestive tract, the glandular and circulatory systems. Herbal health supplements will assist in many of the different areas to correct, when wanting to lose weight, slimming or detoxifying the body. What is Herbal Detox Tea? It is actually a very powerful herbal tea used for detoxing the body. Herbal detox tea can be drank as many times as desired for cleansing the body.

Care for your body...Use a natural colon cleanse and other herbal body detox products to remove toxins from your body today!