Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sitting Too Long = Smoking

Is the title of the article above confusing you? What the mean the title? Yes I will explain to you.

Smoking. I am a smoker, :)

Are you also a smoker? Must have known that smoking is a very bad habit for your health. But there are other habits that have the same bad effects as smoking, there is sitting too long. 

Dr. James Levine, a doctor from Mayo Clinic in Rochester says that sitting disease or illness caused by sitting too long just like a disease caused by side effects of smoking. According to Dr. Levine, in a study, adults who spend more than 4 hours a day sitting in front of the television has a 80 percent increased risk of death from heart disease, compared with adults who spend less than 2 hours sitting in front of the television. 

"This risk is apart from other risk factors such as smoking and unhealthy diet," Dr. Levine.

In another study, sitting too long are also relatively to cancer risk. The total number of Cancer that have related with prolonged sitting as many as 173 000 cancer cases consisted of 49 000 cases of breast cancer, 43 000 cases of colon cancer, 37 200 cases of lung cancer, 30 600 cases of prostate cancer, 12,000 cases of endometrial cancer and 1,800 cases of ovarian cancer.

In addition, other studies have shown that women who sat through 7 hours per day exposed to higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The more time spent sitting in a week, then it tends to show signs of early disease.  

Just to stand up enough, you will burn three times more calories than just sitting. Muscle contraction, including that required for standing seems to also trigger important processes related to the breakdown of fats and sugars.

"When you sit down,
muscle contraction will stops and this is slowing the process, "said Dr. Levine.

Consumes Raw Vegetable For Body Health

Consuming raw vegetables? what it's like?
When people told me to eat vegetables raw, I definitely do not want to. Because it must have been very strange taste :) 

But that's what Annette Larkins doing. Lives in Miami-Dade county, Florida, 70 year old Larkins Annete but her face look younger, without wrinkles, healthy fit like 30 years younger than her age.

And when Annette Larkins walked out with her ​​husband of 54 years old, people assume they are father and son. because no one expected that Annette has 70 years of age.

Annette said, he was eating a raw vegan foods nearly all grown in the garden of his home. As an information, diet vegan is different from vegetarian. Pepople who is doing vegetarian diet doesn't consume meat, while people who diet vegan doesn't consume all animal products, including milk and egg.

Annette backyard full of fruits and vegetables. Every corner of the garden has something to eat. Annette also collects rainwater for drinking and watering plants.
"I am very excited and have lots of energy. I woke up at 5:00 every day and ready to do many activities," said Annette Larkins.  
Annette said that she did not eat any animal products. The food does not need to be processed and still raw. Annette also eat fruit and vegetable juice

Friday, March 2, 2012

Vegetable Which Can Make Healthy Skin and Shiny Hair

Who does not like vegetables? Maybe I'm one of them :)

Since my kids, I don't like to eat vegetables, despite the fact that vegetables are important for our body. Vegetables also turned out to be skin and your hair healthy and looking shiny. Especially if you eat vegetables on a regular basis every day, besides can make our body healthy, it can also help your skin and hair growth.

Then, how can the vegetables can make a nice skin and our hair looking shiny? Yes, because in many vegetables contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will provide optimal health for your skin and hair.

So, now you know the benefits of vegetables? Then what kind of vegetables that can help the health of skin and hair? Check out some of the following vegetables list below :

1. Orange and yellow vegetables

Orange vegetables contain beta-carotene which is the pigmentation and antioxidants (carotenoids) that can boost the immune system, which in turn can help increase hair growth and healthy skin. Yellow vegetables also contain carotenoids, and has many benefits such as orange-colored vegetables.

It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids and other nutrients such as calcium and potassium in varying amounts. 

Some orange and yellow vegetables are carrots, pumpkin, yellow peppers, yellow yam and sweet potato, pumpkin, tomatoes, yellow and orange tomatoes.

2. Red vegetables

Many red vegetables contain phytochemicals, which can reduce free radicals that can cause damage to skin and hair. In addition, the red colored vegetables contain lycopene, the phytochemical that gives some red color and is a powerful antioxidant that is necessary for overall body health.

Some red vegetables include tomatoes, red peppers and red onion.

3. Greens vegetables

Green vegetables contain high fiber, low in fat, rich in folic acid, vitamin C, iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. It also contains a number of phytochemicals such as lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene.


The content of these contribute to a healthy immune system and can help the body's performance and enhance growth of healthy hair and skin.

There are plenty of green vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, peas, green beans, cucumbers, green peppers, asparagus, lima beans and celery.