Lower Ab Exercises and The Gain-Pain Balance

Anyone can set out to work their abs, but if you want to get the most from your lower ab exercises, there are some things you’ll want to know and do. The simple fact of the matter is that a lot of people actually go about doing their lower ab exercises incorrectly. See, most of the time, it’s very easy to rely on other muscle groups when doing lower ab exercises, and so they do not get the resistance you think they do.

One of the first things to keep in mind is that the number of repetitions you do in one fell swoop is not most important. Really, what you want to do is simply target the right muscles and cause them to respond. Generally speaking, if you are actually working your abs, you’ll know it. If you are supposedly doing lower ab exercises but find that there’s not much exertion, then you’re probably not really getting much benefit. At the same time, of course, you want to be careful not to overdo it and blow yourself out because you need a wheelchair the next day. But you do want to get in tune with how your body is responding to your workout so you’ll know that the results you want are forthcoming.

To get specific, lower ab exercises should be targeting the transverse ab muscles. So you know precisely what I mean, the transverse abdominus muscles spread out on a horizontal plane behind the rectus abdominus muscles, which are the ones that extend vertically. To get at this group, try kneeling on the ground with your palms flat on the floor before you. Next, draw in your stomach as far as it will go. Try to relax the balance of your body so as to isolate the lower abs and compel them to exert.

Diabetes Affects More Than Just the Patient

Diabetes is often called a family disease because if affects more than just the diabetes patient. If impacts the immediate family and the relationships of close friends as well.

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a difficult thing to handle. In one fell swoop, it affects you for possibly the rest of your life. You can no longer eat your normal foods with abandon, you constantly have to test your blood sugar level, you possibly have to take medicine, and, in the worse cases, you can end up losing limbs or doing major damage to body organs.

So having diabetes is no picnic. But it’s difficult for the family, friends, and other loved ones as well.

Follow the Flow

Now you know why investigating your emotions can help you heal, and you’ve done some work to find the main culprits.  Negative emotions, besides hindering your healing, just aren’t much fun.  It’s not exactly something you’ve dreamed of – feeling fear, panic, anger, or despair (to name a few of the biggies) on a daily basis.

In fact – now think about this one – it’s actually your emotions about this vulvodynia experience that make it so un-fun.  If you were feeling pain but didn’t feel upset about it, you would just feel pain.  It wouldn’t necessarily be a bad or good thing in your life.  It wouldn’t have a descriptor attached to it in your mental blog.  (i.e. “This pain sucks!  This pain is ruining my sex life!  I can’t stand this pain!”)  Without the mental angst, pain is just pain, and it exists and then it doesn’t.  There’s no more to it than that.  I’m not saying you can now immediately separate your emotions, thoughts, and physical pain.  We are used to labeling our experiences mentally as we go through them, and then feeling an associated emotion.  Undoing this connection takes more than a one-time epiphany.

Ironically, thinking about your pain only intensifies it and creates more mental discomfort for you.  Pain, however, tends to be an attention-getter.  It’s not always an easy thing to focus somewhere else when feeling pain.  It’s also not so easy to simply stop feeling an emotion, especially when it is a strong, negative one.   We are not all yogis with amazing meditative skills.  We can, however, borrow one skill from the meditative geniuses to reduce both our focus on pain and our emotional discomfort in one fell swoop.

Find the Right Lyme Doctor

The first step into Lyme is a doozy – finding the right doctor and treatment protocol for you, your budget, your insurance, your geographical location, and your particular body with Lyme.

Starting out, find the best, most qualified Lyme doctor using natural treatments you can find. No matter what state he or she is in and how hard it is to get there. What matters to start with is that they are conquering Lyme the best way possible and having success doing it. There are a dozens of LLMDs now, but not all of them use enough variety of treatment to tailor the protocol to each individual. There is a handful of doctors using outside the box treatments and no antibiotics and having great success. You can’t be choosy based on where they are – just on how they are doing.

I would then find a local doctor of natural bent that could support this long distance treatment and that you could use for quick short term checkups. Building this team is crucial. Absolutely crucial. Both these doctors need to understand detoxification and how Lyme works. If they don’t know about neurotoxins and ammonia damage and Post Lyme Syndrome and avoiding herxing then RUN FOR THE DOOR.

Important Tips for a Successful Green Tea Diet!

The allure of a green tea diet attracts many to give it a try with the hopes of sizing down without lifting a finger. Popular culture programs us to constantly strive for svelte figures and washboard abs, so we seek opportunities far and wide to lose weight and look our best. This awesome diet will bring about better results if the following recommendations and guidelines are contemplated before indulging.

Note that changing your daily nutritional habits will cause changes in your digestive system. You should realize beforehand that the possible side effects may include stomach cramps, diarrhea, or loose stools. Take the necessary precautions to lower any future potential discomfort by heeding warning labels and dosage recommendations.

People with high blood pressure and hypertension would be wise to seek the advice of a medical professional before investing time in this wonderful diet. The caffeine in green tea could raise heart rates to alarming levels, so its best to put your personal well-being first by checking with your doctor to see if it is okay to begin, and worry about a diet’s effectiveness later.

Foods To Avoid When You Are Pregnant

Just as there are certain foods that you should be sure to stock up on, so too are there foods that you should avoid as though they would give you the plague if you were to breathe in their general area if you were pregnant. Of course, this list changes from year to year so take most of these recommendations with a grain of salt!

If you’re unsure whether a food is safe for you to eat, or if you have heard mixed reports or have a concern based on your individual circumstances, consult your OB/GYN. Since they are regularly required to take continuing education classes and receive frequent updates from the research fields they would be the most qualified to provide you with information pertaining specifically to your pregnancy.

Alcohol is first on the list of No-No’s for Mommies to Be, and with good reason. The amount of alcohol that is safe to consume in a day while pregnant has yet to be determined, and the incidence of known cases of birth defects due to alcohol consumption is on the rise. According to the March of Dimes “alcohol is the most common known cause of damage to developing babies in the United States and is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation.”

Exercises You Can Do at Home

A lot of people face up to the fact that exercises are vital if you want to live a healthy life. But getting healthy and fit can be quite pricey e.g. gym membership fees. So what happens is those people end up avoiding exercise. If you are overweight and looking to lose weight then going to a gym or exercising in public can be quite daunting. There is good news for people who just want to workout at the comfort of their home. Sounds impossible? Below are some of the simple exercises that anyone can perform at home with no fancy, expensive equipment.

Squatting

This is perhaps the most basic exercise in the fitness movements. In just a single fell swoop you can work out your legs, the core and the rear making a very sleek toned physique. To perform the squat movements simply stand on your feet at least a shoulder width apart and also using your upper body straight and your toes slightly pointing out. Now, place your hands on your hips and set your eyes looking straight. Lower your behind, pretending to be sitting on a chair. Make sure your knees does not travel preceding your toes. Stand. And then repeat this move for 20 or more. To get it more intense, you could grab a book, a dictionary will do or you could even hold cans of beans.