Who Exactly Takes Nutritional Supplements and Why?

I shot this video in the parking lot of a local store that sells  nutritional supplements.  As you can see, the parking lot is busy,
and customers entering and leaving the store exhibit a wide range of age  and characteristics.

People who take nutritional supplements are sometimes labeled as
“Health Nuts” as if they were part of some weird minority. It might surprise you to learn that most U.S. adults, 68%, use dietary supplements according to an October, 2015 survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

This Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, conducted by IPSOS Public Affairs, found that when it comes to safety, quality and effectiveness of specific dietary supplement categories, Americans have the most confidence in the “Vitamins & Minerals” category (85%).  Results show that the vitamins and minerals category has the highest  usage compared to specialty supplements, herbals & botanicals, and sports nutrition and weight management.  79% of male supplement users and 77% of  female supplement users take vitamins and minerals, followed by vitamin D (32%),  vitamin C (27%) and calcium (24%) which are three nutrients that government reports have  identified as shortfall nutrients. Continue reading Who Exactly Takes Nutritional Supplements and Why?

Seven Exercises You Can Do In Bed

exercise in bedFINAL     Bed exercises are a healthy way to help you get in shape, burn calories, tone you up, and transform your body.  They’re convenient for all kinds of reasons.  Perhaps you have neither the time nor the desire to get up extra early to do a morning workout at the gym.  Some bed exercise in the morning can get you perked up and firing on all cylinders to start the day with an advantage.  Done in the evening they can help you get a restful evening of sleep.  They  stimulate the production of the mood-enhancing brain chemical serotonin, leaving you feeling calm and relaxed.  As a result, you will find that you sleep better when you do these exercises at night, and feel invigorated when you do the routine in the morning. Here are a few bed exercises you can do that won’t take more than 10 minutes out of your busy schedule.  They are designed for anyone, but they can be especially helpful for people recovering from an illness or injury and confined to bed and for people who just can’t find time during the day to exercise.

Important:  When you perform these exercises, breathe in slowly while you count to four, hold for a count of one, and then exhale for a count of four.

ARMS-SHOULDER SEESAW
Purpose: Tones and stretches the shoulders and upper back.
What to do: While lying on your back, place your arms at your sides. Slide your right arm and shoulder toward your right foot. Next, raise your right shoulder toward your head, while at the same time sliding your left arm and shoulder toward your left foot. Then raise your left shoulder toward your head, while lowering your right arm and shoulder toward your right foot. Repeat five times on each side, moving your shoulders up and down like a seesaw.  Continue reading Seven Exercises You Can Do In Bed

Alcohol And Exercise

alcohol and exerciseAt the end of the work week, you’re probably thinking about hitting the bar with a couple of buddies to wind down .  Even though you  may think you deserve to go out and have a few drinks, there are some things that you should certainly keep in mind.

Like any other day, tomorrow is going to be a day for exercise for fat loss, and since you are exercising on a regular basis, a few drinks of alcohol won’t really hurt anything, right?  Before you decide to rush out to the local bar, there are a few things below that you should think about before you make your choice about going out to drink some alcohol.

Research has proven that even small amounts of alcohol will increase muscular endurance and the output of strength, although these types of benefits are very short lived.  After 20 minutes or so, the problems will begin to surface.  All of the negative side effects attached to alcohol will easily outweigh any possible benefits that it can have. 

No matter how you look at it, alcohol is a poison that can really harm your body if you aren’t careful.

Consuming alcohol negatively affects your body’s strength, endurance, aerobic capacity and even muscle growth .  Alcohol will also have an effect on your nervous system and brain.  If you use it long term, you can cause severe deterioration of your central nervous system.   Even with short term use, nerve muscle interaction can be reduced which will result in a loss of strength.  Continue reading Alcohol And Exercise

Burning Off Fat, Faster – The Correlation Between The Psychological And The Physical

Lose Fat for Vibrant HealthSince time immemorable, the proper technique for fast weight loss has always been an important issue with people who have to lose some unwanted fats. There are a number of ways this can be done, but basically there’s two approaches to this. First is the “crash-burn” method and next is the ‘speedy burn’ technique.

The first method would seem to many as a logical technique to achieve fat burning immediately. You exercise heavily to burn off the fats then you greatly lessen your food intake so even less fats would get into the body. Sounds reasonable enough. However, you also need to consider what they call as the mind-body connection in psychology.

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Experts in this field say that the body has sensors and indicators that can detect and recognize when the body is under attack or in distress. When these sensors go off, the body will protect itself, and a survival mode is initiated. To explain this more clearly, we will discuss this mechanism in relation to burning fat fast.   Continue reading Burning Off Fat, Faster – The Correlation Between The Psychological And The Physical

Strategies About Subway Diet

Jared Fogle lost weight for vibrant health.Mention the diet that relies on eating sandwiches in place of two meals a day and people will instantly recognize Jared and the Subway Diet. If you ever wanted to know how this whole thing got started, keep reading.

Jared Fogle worked his way through college by working at an adult book store.  Like many people he sat around too much and ate too many snacks – his habits causing him to balloon to 425 pounds.  Jared realized his weight was critical and so started looking for a way to drop some pounds.

He tried and failed with many diets because he had too much time and too much temptation to cheat.  One day he noticed a Subway sandwich store about a mile and a half from his apartment.  Unknown to Jared he was about to take his first step towards the Subway diet.  Jared changed his daily diet to nothing but a sandwich, baked chips and a diet soda for lunch and dinner, walking the 3 mile round trip for each meal.  His caloric intake plummeted from about 10,000 calories each day to only 900, with 6 miles of walking added for good measure.  The result of Jared’s personal Subway diet was a loss of 245 pounds in only a year.

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You don’t have to walk three miles to and from Subway and eat there every day to lose excessive weight.  The OsoLean Diet Plan combines OsoLean, eating right, and daily activity to burn fat and keep the lean muscle.  In addition it carries a 6 month guarantee.

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How did this Subway diet become a national ad campaign for the Subway chain?  After losing the weight Jared ran into a friend who worked with the school paper.  After Jared told him how he had lost so much weight, this guy turned it into a feature for the paper.  Someone at Men’s Health magazine read about Jared and decided to include his diet in a feature about crazy diets that work.  A subway franchisee in Chicago brought the story to the attention of his advertising people who talked to Jared to make certain it was legit.  The local agency brought the idea to Subway’s national ad agency, but they hated the idea, so the local guys paid out of pocket for Chicago commercials featuring the Subway diet.  Continue reading Strategies About Subway Diet

Everything You Need to Know About Acne

Acne or commonly known as zits or pimples are skin inflammation affecting 87% of the total US population. They usually appear during puberty because of abnormal response of the body to the male hormone known as testosterone.

Causes

The causes of acne are still being investigated.  However, scientific studies show that it can be hereditary.   Other factors linked to zits are the following:

1. Skin irritation.

2. Use of Anabolic steroids.  Most body builders are taking these synthetic hormones for faster growth of muscles and bone tissues.

3. Stress that increases hormones from adrenal glands.

4. Exposure to chlorine compounds like chlorinated dioxins.  Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Acne

Is There A Magic Bullet For Good Health?

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Astoundingly, most of the world’s population is still searching for the magic bullet for their health problems and eschews lifestyle factors, the only things that have ever proven effective in supporting good health. 

I came across this great article on the subject at Healthy Science by Dr. Stephen Boyd. 

Here’s the article:

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Walking To Lose Weight Works

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Burn more calories than you eat or drink to lose weight.  Once the diet part is planned, get to walking.  This means 30 minutes a day seven days a week of aerobic work.  Walking is a tolerable, low impact way to accomplish this goal and more importantly to stick with it for a […]

Sweating Makes Her Feel Sexy Says Kim Kardashian

Socialite in vibrant healthSocialite Kim Kardashian says sweating makes her feel sexy.

I don’t know about you, but sweating usually makes me feel irritable and exhausted.  Sweating keeps my clothes washer going busy because I don’t like wearing wet odorous clothes.  Sweat doesn’t do to much for the look of my dress clothes either. 

However, the experts say that sweating is actually beneficial.  Those 2.6 million sweat glands in the average person’s skin actually help us stay healthy.

Sweat helps regulate body temperature.  Sweating is the way our body responds to an increase in core temperature and it’s essential if our body is to cool down.  We stop sweating when our body’s core temperature drops down to normal.  If we didn’t sweat we would be in danger of heat stroke.

In addition to cooling us off, sweating has other health benefits.

Sweating can increase our metabolic rate, When our metabolism increases, our body’s ability to eliminate harmful toxins increases.  Our bodies are filled with toxins that we pick up every day from our environment; from the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.  These toxins can cause significant health problems.  Although our body can eliminate some of these toxins by other methods, up to 30% of them can be effectively eliminated by sweat.  Sweat is one of the best toxic flushes available!

So it’s probable that individuals who periodically use saunas and steam rooms are getting important health benefits from doing so.  Continue reading Sweating Makes Her Feel Sexy Says Kim Kardashian

Sciatica Pain – Simple Techniques for Treatment

Sciatic nerve pain at vibranthealthworldSciatica is a painful condition that occurs when the root of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body, becomes compressed. The sciatic nerve has its beginning in the spinal cord near the buttock and hip and extends all the way down the leg and into the foot.  Any feeling derived along the hip, leg and foot is due to impulses from the sciatic nerve.  Likewise, any compression, damage or inflammation to this nerve can cause pain that radiates all the way from the lower back down the leg and into the foot.

A natural treatment to consider is chiropractic treatment, designed to adjust or manipulate your spine, thus enhancing function and reducing pain. A chiropractor may also perform some massage and stretch, to give you some relief from your lower back sciatica.

Symptoms that push patients into investigating how to cure sciatica are numerous.  These include a sharp and deep-seated pain that starts in your lower back and shoots through your hip and leg when making certain movements.  Numbness or muscle weakness in either buttock or leg can be a sign of sciatica.  Pain in the hip, lower back or legs that increases after standing or sitting for some time is another symptom.  Anyone who has difficulty moving or controlling their legs or feels a tingling sensation of pins and needles up and down either leg should be examined for sciatica.  Continue reading Sciatica Pain – Simple Techniques for Treatment