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Weight Loss - Recording Your Weight Loss Progress

By Beverleigh H Piepers Measuring and recording your weight loss progress is a useful trick to boost your efforts...

it gives you the motivation to stick to your plan. it is a form of feedback and provides motivation, which is vital for long-term success. it is also a handy way to keep yourself accountable. If you weigh yourself frequently, you will be more inclined to stick to your diet or habits you have developed to encourage weight loss. Nobody wants to see negative results, so if you make it a habit of stepping on the scale often, you will be more likely to discipline yourself during the more difficult times.Now, there are many ways to approach how you will record your progress. You can be religious about it, or somewhat relaxed. Ideally, you will find a balance, because leaning towards one way or the other could do more harm than good. Being too meticulous about your means of recording is likely to cause frustration, mental fatigue, and potential burnout. Whereas not paying any…

Flaxseeds V Chia Seeds - Which Are More Nutritious?

By Paul D KennedyA previous article in this series Can chia seeds reverse diabetes?examined the nutritional value of chia seeds. This article will look at how nutritious flaxseeds are and compare the benefits of eating them with chia seeds.Flaxseeds and linseeds are two different names for the same tiny seeds that have been cultivated for at least the last 6,000 years. Their colour can range from dark brown to a light gold.The oil extracted from flaxseeds is used in the production of oil-based paints and glazing putties for windows. The oil is also used as a grain protector for wood. The high fibre content of the seeds means they can be used to add strength and durability in the making fabrics, paper and clothes.But flaxseeds have also been eaten for thousands of years, from ancient Babylon to the Aztec Empire. They were a favourite snack of King Charlemagne of the Franks in the 8th century CE. Since the 1990s they have gained a reputation in the West as a so-called 'superfood…

Exercises and Workouts - Three Lateral Raise Variations To Try

By Beverleigh H PiepersWhen it comes to building great looking shoulders, one of the most important things to do is include lateral raises in your workout. These particular raises will help you develop your shoulder caps - the outer head of the shoulders that rounds out the muscle and makes you look stronger and fitter.When most people think lateral raises, they immediately tend to think about dumbbell raises. While this is one method, it is not the only method.Let us look at three variations you may want to try...1. Seated Machine Lateral Raises. First, you have seated machine lateral raises. If you go to a commercial gym and they have one of these machines do give it a try. The beautiful thing about doing leg raises this way, is it will prevent you from using any momentum while doing the exercise. So, it is all going to be your muscular power getting you through the movement.Seated machine lateral raises are also an excellent way to prevent unnatural bends in your elbow, which coul…

Type 2 Diabetes - A New Way to Diagnose Diabetic Retinopathy

By Beverleigh H Piepers In diabetic retinopathy, the back of the eye where the image of what we view is formed become damaged due to very high levels of blood sugar, new and weak blood vessels can develop. Subsequently, because they are fragile bleeding into the eye can occur. Unfortunately, this can result in the loss of vision. Finding the condition early is vital for treating it as soon as possible. Scientists in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the National University of Singapore have discovered a molecule, osteopontin, which indicates the presence and the severity of retinopathy. Their work, reported on in February of 2018 in the journal Molecular Vision, included four hundred and forty-three participants. The researchers photographed the back of the participants' eyes, capturing the same picture as physicians see when they examine their patients' eyes using an ophthalmoscope. A total of one hundred and seventy-four participants or 39 percent were diagnosed with diabetic ret…

Quelling Everyday Anxiety

By Steve WickhamBy far the commonest anxiety is suffered by those who would not be diagnosed with a disorder.The commonest anxiety is caused by the tension of task-and-time pressure that leads to exhaustion. The more the tasks build up, the less time we feel we have, and the less peace we experience. And it's the average mother and father who are afflicted most.Ask any parent with dependents and with ailing parents, caught in the middle of that stress sandwich - an unabating burden. Something has to give. Little wonder we find some form/s of coping, healthy or else. We do find ways of coping, effective and ineffective, in grappling to restore control in our lives.Stress does the strangest things to us. It messes with our minds and that sentiment plummets into our soul. It causes us to dream terrifying fantasies. And it can force us into corners we'd never choose to be backed into.Probably the most alarming issue with stress-induced anxiety, however, is its impact on our relat…