Tips To Became Healthy and Happy Wife

After giving birth to my second child, I was what the doctor labeled obese. I knew I was overweight, but after my six-week follow-up I looked at the numbers on the scale and thought that while they still seemed high, they didn’t put me into the obese category. I waited almost a year before taking action to get the pounds off.

My family and I eat sit-down meals together daily. It was a ritual I grew up with that gave me time to talk to my family and bond with my siblings. Today, it is even more important to take that time together, but with our busy schedules sometimes it isn’t possible for some families. Mine usually does, though, and I guess I thought that because we were not eating out all the time we were eating healthy meals.

After joining a weight-loss program, I actually became educated on what is involved in a healthy lifestyle – and food is just one of the factors. I was shocked to learn what an actual serving size is, and even more shocked that one would actually fill me up. And who ever knew that when counting calories you needed to include liquids as well? I was also shocked to learn that not exercising was just as much of a health risk to me as smoking.

I also never realized the benefits of eating whole foods vs. processed foods. I know we were told to eat our veggies as children, but I never really knew why. I thought eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was healthy, and I made them often. I didn’t realize that fruit preserves were the better choice, on whole grain bread. I negated all my efforts by eating white bread that really had no nutritional value whatsoever. So I decided to take it slowly and learn more about nutrition first, then move on to exercise.

I tried changing my diet, and my family reaped the benefits as well. We cleared the cupboards of all the junk food and processed foods and replaced them with healthy options. That was the first step. Planning meals ahead was next. A couple of weeks after I thought I had mastered that, I moved on to exercise. Well, that in itself was as foreign to me as healthy eating.

We joined the local YMCA so that my whole family, again, reaped the benefits. I was overwhelmed to walk into the fitness center and see a bunch of machines I did not recognize, other than a treadmill and stationary bike, and even those I had no idea how to operate. But the staff was more than willing to help, and even assigned me a personal trainer to start me on an exercise routine I could handle. My husband and I were able to work out together as our children played safely in their childcare area or an age-appropriate area for them.

Everyone got moving and eating better, and now almost five years later we are all still managing to maintain that lifestyle. I admit, there have been setbacks. Having dealt with a weight issue throughout my life is comparable to drug addiction, in my eyes. A drug addict or an alcoholic is always a drug addict or alcoholic. I am a food addict, and it takes enormous effort for me to recognize that on a daily basis. Every setback is an opportunity for defeat. Either you let it defeat you or you defeat it. I choose to defeat my addictions, and work at it constantly.


Benefit Of Red Gingseng

Somewhere in Asia, an herb called ginseng is famously grown. Naturally, ginseng is not found in its red form it undergoes a certain process to attain its desired color. Normally, red ginseng is produced by processing the roots of Korean ginseng. However, according to native Asians, a certain process is followed in order to produce a red ginseng. There are different variations of red ginseng such as but not limited to the following: Korean, Chinese, Red Panax. One of the best ginseng is Red Panax Ginseng. It can be manufactured when a panax ginseng is heated, by steaming or through a direct exposure to sunlight.

Ginseng is best suitable to a climate and soil found in Far East Asia. The herb is grown mainly in Korea, due to its suitable climate and soil found in the region. According to the latest statistics, Korean ginseng is labeled as the most famous ginseng all over the world. They are is labeled as the most expensive ginseng in the world, because of the tedious processes, and the time it needs to undergo in order to attain its best quality. Although it is known for its expensiveness, red ginseng is still commonly used by health conscious individuals, for the reason that it has numerous health benefits.

There are at least 5 benefits of a red ginseng. Enumerated below are the complete list of benefits.

1.) It can strengthen the body’s ability to fight infections;

2.) In general, it aids the increase of fertility, sperm count or mobility and sexual performance of men. Therefore, is essential for married couples who want to conceive a child. Thus, red ginseng is one of the health solutions in treating infertility problems of men.

3.) Most women suffer severe symptoms during menopausal stage. They promote the production of hormone estrogens in which according to native medical experts can treat hormonal problem issues during menopausal stage. Further, it also has a powerful substance which can be used to strengthen the uterine muscles and thereby ensures a good supply of blood in the uterus. For women, red ginseng is therefore also greatly recommended especially for treating hormonal issues.

4.) For kids and young adults, this is also a powerful health tool in providing them great body resistance. Due to the presence of ginsenosides in this type of herb, which can boost energy levels, it can further boost the immune system of kids. Further, it can also improve brain function and enhance mental alertness, concentration levels, and retention power. However, it must be used in moderation.

5.) For cancer and diabetic patient, red ginseng is also a good food supplement. Red ginseng can fight back the growth of cancer cells because it can kill abnormal cancer cells and sometimes convert abnormal cancer cells into normal cancer cells which could reduce the risk of a deterioration of various forms of cancer and would strengthen the body resistance. For diabetic patients, the frequent use of red ginseng can reduce the level of glucose in the blood stream and enhance their metabolism. In addition, this herb can control cortisol levels which are known as an aid in preventing any stress related issues in the blood sugar levels.

Based on the studies conducted, too much usage of this natural herb can also cause health problems. In using red ginseng a caution must be measured. Therefore, careful amount of dosage and an expert medical consultation must be considered in order to avoid more complications.


Tips To Build Healthy Environtment

Hello everyone, my name is Kyle and I am going to share with you what I have learned about the misperception that you are living fit as opposed to actually living fit.

A year ago, living fit to me was going to the gym 3 days a week and working on arms, legs, chest, the usual. I just went to the gym because it was the masculine thing to do and lots of people did it. It also “kept me in shape”, at least I thought. I started to question if I was actually living a “healthy” lifestyle during the winter time. For the 3rd year in a row I got very sick and ended up being hospitalized. Some of you may experience the same conditions. All I thought was that I got sick from the cold weather. Little did I know that there were many more reasons as to why I was hospitalized. For days I would sit in my bed with troubled breathing which I thought was all due to asthma. This turned out to be wrong.

As I questioned myself I ended up doing extensive research on what can make people sick in the winter. It ended up being that the winter really did not have much to do with it. My doctor asked me what I was eating at the time. I told him pretty much anything which meant a lot of fast food which has very little nutrition. He told me that was the issue. Many people who care about their health know that going to the gym does not mean you are healthy. Being healthy refers more to your diet than anything. You can not go to the gym 3 days a week and not limit yourself to the amount of unhealthy food that you eat. It turns out that an unhealthy diet will make that time you spent in the gym show nothing. I was in denial at first to believe that the food I ate caused me to get this sick, but I gave a shot to changing to see a difference.

The next year I kept myself on a strict diet. This meant no McDonalds, Wendys, or any other fast food restaurant that comes to mind. I also ended up buying some workout equipment so I could stay home for my workouts to see if it would help from not going out into the cold. Enough said, I found a website with reviews about some workout equipment that I found and in it, it said that my body would function better from the type of workout provided. I ended up purchasing two out of the equipment shown on the website. Buying two was useless because they do the same thing but I just decided I would switch off each day. Every day I worked out for about an hour on these machines and decided to see what results I would have. Take in mind this is the winter again.

The first thing that I noticed was that I felt more alive during the winter time. Winter was a very sluggish time for me. I am unsure if it was seasonal depression or just my body reacting to the food that I ate. The next thing that I noticed was that over time I was able to go for an hour and a half to two hours on these machines. The last thing I noticed was that I was getting stronger and able to handle more resistance. But the final result was that I did not get a single cold once in that winter. Doubting my doctor still, I just thought I got lucky as some stubborn humans like me would.

Before I spread the news I ended up staying quiet about this because I did not want to look stupid to my peers. I know many other people that get sick each winter just like me and did not want to waste their time with what I thought was a miracle. I decided to try this one more year. The next year I kept the same diet and same workout routine except I kept the working out on all year. The next year I had the same exact results. I was more alive, I was getting stronger, and I did not get sick. So this is why I am sharing this with you: to help others out there that went through the same struggle like me. Try this routine and see if it helps.


Healthy Snacks For Your Toddler

By the age of two years, the kid should be eating three healthy meals a day along with snacks. Offer food with different flavors and textures to your child. Offer finger food to your child as at this age kids love to eat on their own. A child continues to develop his or her feeding skills, encourage new foods and flavor combinations. Here are a few healthy snack ideas which can be added to daily meal of a Kid:

• Wheat Fruit Pancakes

Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, milk, seasonal fruits, sugar (optional), butter/ghee, honey

Method: Chop all dry fruits into small pieces. Mix Ragi powder, milk, and sugar in a bowl and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Brush the pan with butter and pour half a ladle of batter on the pan. Cook it properly from both the sides. Set aside to cool it down. Layer it with banana slices and drizzle honey on the pancake.

Note: Make sure your kid is not allergic to any dry fruits. You may use the dry fruit powder in it instead of pieces. You can add other fruits of your baby’s choice as well.

• Besan Chilla

Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Ingredient: Chickpea flour, salt, beans, capsicum, carrot, onion, butter

Method: Wash and dry all veggies. Chop them into small pieces. Mix chickpea flour, veggies, salt, pepper and water in a bowl. Prepare a batter of similar consistency. Heat the pan and brush it with butter. Pour half a ladle of batter into the pan. Cook it properly from both the sides and let it cool down before offering it to the child.

Note: You can opt for veggies as per the preference of your child. Make sure the veggies are chopped into small pieces and cooked properly.

• Colorful sandwiches

Time required: 15 to 20 minutes

Ingredient required: Brown bread, Tomato, Onion, Cucumber, salt, butter, ketchup, mayonnaise

Method: Wash and clean all the vegetable. Cut veggies into small pieces and set aside. Put a little butter on a pan and toast bread. Mix mayonnaise and veggies in a bowl. Spread it evenly on the bread. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Use a cookie cutter to give shapes to these sandwiches.

Note: Select the veggies as per your baby’s liking. Use ketchup to make a smiley face on a sandwich to make it more appealing to your child.

Your child still has a small stomach, so he might get hungrier more often. Feed him one to two snacks throughout the day to keep his energy level up.