Workout Plans for Men


PushMen it is a New Year and a new you, so start this new year out by getting into the best shape physically and mentally with work out plans for men. Working out and eating correctly will not only show physical differences that you will love and your partner or future partner will love, but it will also improve your attitude and contribute to your physical wellness. At the end of the day working out should only be to better your health and attitude. (Image by the Halfwitboy via Flickr)

You Need To Know About Some Foods That Help Burn Fat…

A couple of fat burning foods that you should really consider adding to your daily diet are eggs, nuts, oatmeal, poultry, and salmon. All of these foods have the strong power to boost your metabolism and also burn the extra fats that your body has put on through the years. However, despite the fact that all of these foods can burn fat in your body, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can eat huge portions. No matter how healthy and low calorie a certain food is, if you eat too much, it will eventually turn into fats.

Basically, you’ll just need to eat in moderation, because the only way those fat burning foods can eliminate the fats in your body is if you only eat a small amount. Once you learn how to burn stomach fat, you’ll never have problems with your weight anymore. 

What Exercises Can Burn Stomach Fat And Build Muscle Mass?

A couple of exercises that doesn’t just burn stomach fat, but also builds muscle mass are squats and side pushups. Squats are not just known to really build leg muscles, but also contract the stomach area and burn fat. Actually it’s also known to create muscle around your entire body. So this exercise really is one of the best workouts that you can do, because it flattens the stomach area and, at the same time, builds muscle around your body. For the beginner, it can be very good initially to build size and jumpstart the fat burning.

But I don’t recommend it for intermediate and advanced athletes anymore, but that is another story for another day. Pushups are another one I like to see in any workout program. This exercise has the capability to really minimize and tone the size of your waistline. It kind of gives you static tension through the whole body as you perform it, as well as it dynamically exercises your chest, arms and shoulders. I am a big fan of personalized workout programs and don’t like to give generic advice on how to work out.

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Here’s a good abs workout video to get you started with being healthy and fit. Remember you won’t see results till you burn off some fat first.

Good luck in your quest to physical wellness!!


Best Exercise For Weight Loss

Do you want the best exercise plan to lose weight? Well we have a remedy for you. Remember you must have the motivation to lose weight. This video will give you some good tips as far as what work outs will produce good results. You must remember that part of losing weight is still eating, but eating healthy so your body has fat to burn and stay energized off of.

There are three keys to a genuine weight loss (real fat loss) plan – diet, exercise and metabolism correction. All three keys interconnect – one will not work without the other. Your metabolism is the most powerful of all the three keys – it is the ‘switch’ that controls everything else. In most people this switch is off. Metabolism problems like slow thyroid, type two diabetes, sluggish liver, hormone imbalances, PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, and digestive problems such as constipation, IBS, and diverticulitis will limit or stop your weight loss, no matter how much dieting or exercise you do. Work on fixing your metabolism problems for amazing results. Combine this with a reasonable diet (under-eating is worse than over-eating) and a reasonable amount of exercise (too much exercise is as bad as no exercise) and you will get the best, the fastest, and the easiest weight loss ever.

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I hope that these tips that we have presented to you will help you on your path to losing weight. I have faith that with motivation you will be able to achieve your healthy weight loss goal.

Orange Nutrition Facts

Summer FruitWhen I get sick the first thing that I go for in my refrigerator is the bottle of orange juice because of all the natural vitamins, it has in it that will help my immune system. Oranges are good for you, so read up on the nutrition analysis of oranges and how you can benefit from them. (Image by Andrew Gibson. via Flickr)

As everyone knows oranges are an abundant source for vitamin C. That’s not enough! Here follows the list of other health benefits of orange.

Citrus fruits, as such, have long been valued for their wholesome nutritious and antioxidant properties. It is scientifically established that citrus fruits, especially oranges, by virtue of their richness in vitamins and minerals, have many proven health benefits. Moreover, it is now beginning to be appreciated that the other biologically active, non-nutrient compounds in the citrus fruits such as phyto-chemical antioxidants, soluble and insoluble dietary fiber helps in cutting risk for cancers, chronic diseases like arthritis, obesity, and coronary heart diseases. Here follows the list of other health benefits of the orange.

  • Oranges contains Beta carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant guarding the health of our cells.
  • Oranges contain Calcium, which a school going knows how important it is in healthy bones and teeth’s.
  • Our brain needs folic acid for proper development which is found in oranges.
  • Blood pressure can be kept in balance with magnesium found in oranges.
  • To maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and to maintain electrolyte balance of cells, one can eat oranges for the potassium it provides.

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Oranges are good for you, so enjoy eating them after finding out all these benefits that they have. Instead of just saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away, you might as well say an orange a day keeps the doctor away!

Music Fitness Workout

Move to the Music – Lose Weight & Feel Better

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Do you enjoy listening to music while exercising? Well I know I do. For some reason when I am listening to music while exercising I lose track of time and enjoy my music and the exercise that I am getting at the same time. Did you know that listening to music has benefits? Well keep reading and you can learn the benefits to listening to music while getting fit. (Image by Lindhurst Health & Fitness Center)

Benefits of Moving to the Music

Research has shown that music and the association of music to a workout can enhance the experience and even improve performance during a workout. A study conducted at Brunel University in London and another published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology demonstrate that working out to music:

  • Narrows attention, diverting the mind from fatigue
  • Lowers perceived exertion during moderate intensity exercise
  • Helps exercisers feel more positive during high intensity exercise
  • Provides psychological boost that can help push through tough spots
  • Increases efficiency
  • Reduces oxygen consumption
  • Increases endurance

These benefits were not realized when music was used in the background, nor do they come from listening to just any music while exercising. The benefits were realized when study participants exercised to the beat of the music, or when exercise was synchronized with the music.

One study was conducted using runners as the test group and the other using cyclists. Synchronizing exercise to the music means the runners matched the foot striking the ground to the beat of the music. Essentially, every thump of the bass was matched by a footfall. In the case of the cyclists, the pedaling cadence was matched to the tempo of the song.

Music and Group Fitness

Finding and creating a play list of songs that have the correct tempo to match your workout speed and the appropriate intensity to motivate your workout could mean a huge time investment. The great news is that you do not have to spend your time looking for music. Music plays a major role in some Group Fitness class experiences. Classes like Group Active®, Group Centergy®, Group Groove®, Group Kick®, Group Power®, Group Ride®, and Group Step® are designed so that the exercise movements match the music. Whether you are dancing to the rhythm, pedaling to the pulse, or moving the bar to the beat, moving with the music draws attention to the music and helps you get more from your workout. The music is a powerful part of the experience.

Have you ever run on a treadmill or an elliptical trainer without music? If so then you have probably had one of those workouts that never seem to end, you are looking at your watch every two minutes, and you are just not motivated to continue. The programs listed above are experiences based on interaction with music. They are a great way to realize the benefits of exercising to music. Your workout time will likely pass more easily and you will probably be more motivated, making it a more enjoyable and successful experience.

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As you see listening to music while exercising is a good thing to do because as I said in my case you lose track of time, you also do not pay attention to fatigue. Overall it is just great to do, so give it a shot.

Best Leg Exercises

Women, I know some of your key concerns are making sure that you have fit legs that are tones and defined. With leg exercises you want to make sure that you are getting the most out of an exercise and it is not just a waste of your time. As I always say though, how you eat will have a lot to do with your results when you are exercising. Leg exercises are great because they tend to work out most of the lower body besides just your legs. This is good because you never want to be focused on just one part of your body because you will over work it. I hope you enjoy this fitness video with Jillian Michaels and getting those nice beach bod legs!

Evict Love Handles With Diet and Exercise

Are you looking to get rid of those love handles? Well if you are you definitely want to watch this video on how to eat right and exercise to get rid of your love handles. As I just said, eat right … eating right must also been done in conjunction with exercising to get the best results. Getting rid of love handles deals with first, burning fat and then toning to get the look that you have always dreamed of. Enjoy the video and start working out.

Wellness Retreats — Putting It All Together


Are you tired of all the stress, the way your life has been going lately, and just want to get away? Maybe it is time to take a break from it all and take a trip to re-energize and get back in touch with yourself, the self you want to be in the chaotic-hectic world that we live in.

Wellness RetreatA retreat is, by definition, a get away from the work, the stress, and the triggers that cause us to live unhealthy lives. Today’s wellness retreats are different. They’re not the glorified spa packages of old. While there is a healthy dose of pampering just the kind of attention you can’t get back home wellness retreats revive your wellbeing through meditation, yoga, natural foods, and a hearty dose of the great outdoors. (Image x

1. Retreats help you battle stress

Stress ranks high on the list of things that many busy working individuals would like to be free from, and as if coping with stress weren’t enough, the burden of stress also causes many other problems such as weight gain.

2. A retreat helps you re-center and re-charge

One of the biggest mistakes many busy people make is failing to notice how our lives have eroded into perpetual survival mode. This adrenaline filled ride takes a serious toll on our bodies and our minds until we find ourselves facing serious health complications and/or an emotional crisis that forces us to face facts. A retreat can reset that balance with fresh air, gentle physical exertion, and healthy foods. Once you’ve been able to step back from all that, you can see things more clearly and see where you may be able to make changes that you can take back into your daily life. We’re not talking big changes just the changes that finally work for you.

Fitness Wellness Retreat3. Retreats help you reconnect

Often, when we’re stuck in a daily grind of work, activities, family, and responsibilities, our relationships suffer. Our relationships with those we love are important factors in our lives and big indicators of our long term health. A retreat can help you recognize where your relationships are going wrong and what you can do about it. For many of us it’s learning to say no to requests that fail to deliver productive results or joy. Often, retreat goers find themselves excited to return to their offices, their homes, and their families with new methods for defusing arguments and generating healthy conversations. (Image x

4. A retreat brings creativity back into your life

How often do you wonder why what you’re doing every day doesn’t seem to make a difference? How often do you wonder if it’s simply because what you’re doing isn’t working and if you could just get creative about doing it differently, you’d find a way to make big healthy changes in your life? It’s acutely difficult when we are stuck in a rut to see new ways of doing things. Wellness retreat goers, on the other hand, have explored new activities and new ideas. They may have practiced yoga on a beach, kicked their old nutritional habits to the curb, spent an afternoon exploring a nearby waterfall, or gone on a hike. When you are trying to find the time to take good care of yourself, you may find that a retreat is the best way to step away from it all, find a little (or a lot) perspective, and return to your life with greater ability to live it better.

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Wellness retreats are something we all need once in a while to center ourselves and get back to a more calm, collective and creative thinking mind. With all the troubles we go through on a daily basis a wellness retreat will help you be able to deal with those problems without putting your health at risk by stressing.

balancing wellness and work

Balancing Wellness and Work


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Wellness programs and benefit packages at work are starting to trend and become the new hype. I even heard of a law firm in Santa Monica, California that would set aside a few hours each week for yoga. When your job is behind you in trying to make sure that you are healthy that pushes you more to do so. Employers are not just doing this to better your health, but they know if you are in a better state of mind you will produce better work. (Image by tim caynes via Flickr)

What are wellness programs and why do many organizations offer them to their employees?

Traditional wellness programs include nutrition and weight control, smoking cessation, fitness and stress reduction. Companies have found that these programs provide a significant return on investment, for the employer, the employee and their families.

Johnson & Johnson, a leader in wellness programs, offers a $150 benefits bonus to overweight employees who reduce their body mass index by 10 percent. Its wellness program slowed the rate of increase of healthcare costs by $565 per employee. Citibank debuted a wellness program in 2008 and found that every dollar spent on wellness returns $2 to the company!

Interestingly, many organizations are turning to an old Buddhist tradition called mindfulness as a path toward stress reduction. Our modern world is filled with distractions – gadgets, electronics, texting, emails, calls – which almost seek instantaneous responses and multiple demands for our attention. Workers feel compelled to multitask.

Mindfulness is a state of open, active and nonjudgmental attentiveness to the present. It’s an awareness of moment to moment experiences. Companies such as Google, Target and General Mills are offering courses in meditation and mindfulness to their employees

Effective leaders and employees need to pay attention to what’s happening around them. Good decision-making requires focus, clarity and calm. In addition to reducing stress, employers who offer mindfulness training are finding that employees are more focused and productive.

Mindfulness can be as simple as following your breath – breathe deeply from your belly or lower lungs and follow your breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Listening to music – any type of slow-tempo music to feel calming effects – is another easy technique. Observing your thoughts, rather than becoming involved in the moment, might be calming for you.

A well-managed wellness program can have impact on employee recruitment, engagement, and retention. When employees feel that their employer cares about them as individuals, they tend to be more productive and to want stay where they are valued.

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Wellness benefits in the work force are something that is definitely worth taking up if your job does offer it. To be able to start feeling better will also make you start working better and possibly not dread going to work anymore because you are in a good place mentally and physically.

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Egg White Nutrition Facts


Eggistentialism 1.5 or Three of a Perfect PairEggs have many benefits to them. If you are a weight lifter, or just looking to build muscle, eating egg whites will get you to building muscle. The reason egg whites can do this is because they are filled with protein. Protein builds muscle, restores and heals muscles. (Image by bitzcelt via Flickr)

Everyone knows that if you want to build muscles you need protein, if you need energy – carbohydrates and fats provide it. If you want to eat optimally it is better to get acquainted with the egg white nutrition. Protein – is the main building material for the body. It consists of the muscles and ligaments, skin and internal organs. Naturally, we put protein first in the list of food components. In addition, it can be used as a source of energy.

The influence of protein for building muscle is determined by various factors, including the chemical composition and structure of molecules. Although proteins are found in all living organisms, not all of them are identical as the components of food.

Since protein in the body is decomposed into its constituent parts – amino acids – which are then used to construct our own proteins, it is crucial to the amino acid composition of the protein. Usually we divided all the amino acids in two groups – the essential and nonessential. Essential amino acids are those that our body cannot manufacture itself and must get from food. These include: tryptophan, lysine, leucine, isoleucine, valine, threonine, methionine and phenylalanine. Two more – cysteine and tyrosine – may be synthesized by the body in case of large need, for which they are called semi-essential. Other amino acids are alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamine, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, and serine – interchangeable.

Particularly important for the body are leucine, isoleucine and valine. They are like the foundation around which the whole metabolism of proteins. Accordingly, proteins that lack the essential amino acids are called inferior, whereas those in which the amino acids enough – full. Bad news for supporters of the “strict” vegetarianism, excluding from their diet milk and eggs: all vegetable proteins, soy and even mushrooms are incomplete. Conversely, proteins of milk, meat and eggs are complete. Meat is rich in glutamine, eggs – methionine. The most balanced composition of whey protein (lactalbumin) and protein in the egg yolk. Egg protein (albumin) is also a very valuable component of food. An additional advantage of pure egg whites for some types of diet is that there are almost no fat in it.

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As you see from the nutrition analysis of egg whites and just the egg in general, eggs are good for you. They are a great source of protein and help your muscles out. If you are thinking about wanting to get defined muscles and your work out is not producing good results, start eating egg whites.


Disorders of the Brain

O is for Occipital LobeAs always the key element to bettering you mood when it comes to having some sort of brain disorder affecting your mental wellness is exercise. By exercising and eating right, this will better your mood and make you feel good about yourself which will make you feel good about other things in your life. Exercising is always the answer when it comes to most health issues. (Image by illuminaut via Flickr)

One very important and often highly neglected treatment of a variety of medical brain disorders is exercise, daily exercise. I cannot stress how important this is, yet maintaining consistency with exercise when dealing with mental illness is extremely difficult. Some days, many people cannot even get out of bed. Other people are terrified of being in public places.

One way to get moving each day and to stay at it is to have an accountability buddy. A family member, close friend or even a support group are some wonderful examples to get needed support for a daily exercise regime, especially if you are suffering from depression or anxiety disorders. Try not to do this alone. Make it fun and do not be afraid to ask for support.

The importance of mood-tracking journals are tools in helping manage certain mood disorders, but so is keeping an exercise journal. Note each day how you feel before and after exercise, your strength levels, energy improvements, how you sleep each night, and especially any changes to your moods and overall look upon life. I believe you will find that keeping a journal will document amazing and positive results!

Movement is so good for the body, spirit and mind. Activity and exercise are very important for people living with mental illness. Most of all, try to find an exercise activity you really enjoy! Individuals living with mental illness often have a higher risk for heart disease, and exercise can play a key part in a wellness plan. Activity and exercise are great ways to combat factors that are part of heart disease risk, stress, high blood pressure, weight gain and diabetes-all problems commonly found among people living with mental illness. Did you know that exercise plays a key part in elevating your mood and regulating sleep patterns?

The benefits of exercise do make a difference with depression, including severe clinical depression. Whether you take medication or choose to manage without, an active lifestyle is important for everyone. This is particularly true for those living with schizophrenia and who are on second-generation atypical antipsychotic medication (SGAs) because they are more vulnerable to obesity.

In addition to the countless physical benefits, exercise does have vast psychological benefits. Studies show that exercise can increase the amounts of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in your brain. The increased levels of neurotransmitters can help treat many disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, as well as help you to feel more energetic overall.

Lastly, just having hope in something healthy, positive and inspirational, as well as setting new goals that will bring about feeling good about ourselves are lifelines to those dealing with medical brain disorders. Today, would you step out in courage, take those baby steps to implement daily exercise into your life, and remember…you are not alone.

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I hope that from this article you are able to overcome whatever mental disorder that you are having. You will have better days in your future, but you just have to take things day by day and try to stay positive.