Hesitant About Cosmetic Surgery? Check Out CoolSculpting

If you are considering a cosmetic procedure to gain a little tone in the belly, lose your bludging love handles or slim down your thighs, but are hesitant do go under the knife then you need to check out CoolSculpting.  No needles, no scalpel, no scar, no anaesthetic and the fat is permanently gone!

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CoolSculpting has become a popular alternative to the more invasive treatments such as liposuction to remove unwanted fat.  Created by two Harvard doctors, CoolSculpting is a process where a device freezes the fat cells below the skin.  Under this intense cooling technique cells are crystallised and die before being naturally broken down and removed by the body.As fat cells are uniquely sensitive to the cold, those in the targeted areas such as your waist, tummy, thighs, back or arms are permanently destroyed during the treatment!

Giving liposuction a run for its money

Unlike liposuction or a tummy tuck where you are required to go under anaesthetic and endure a period of recovery, CoolSculpting can produce noticeable results after just one one-hour treatment.  In a liposuction procedure patients can expect some mild discomfort, bruising and possibly swelling.  Your body needs time to heal after undergoing surgery and there will be a period of recovery time before you can get back to your day-to-day activities and regular fitness regime.  The CoolSculpting procedure is truly a ‘lunch time’ treatment.  You can return to work, hit the gym and go about your day as per usual immediately after you leave the clinic.

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The CoolSculpting applicator is applied directly to the targeted area such as your love handles. As it works, it sucks your skin into the machine and begins the freezing process.  All you will feel is the skin becoming slightly cold before it becomes numb and works on killing off unwanted fat cells.  You will be comfortable enough to enjoy a book, listen to some music, update your status on Facebook or even take a nap!

Is CoolSculpting right for me?

CoolSculpting is the perfect treatment option for those with a little extra fat they can’t shift.  You may have lost weight with a change of diet and regular exercise, but still haven’t achieved that bikini fab tummy or have some healthy love handles creeping out the top of your jeans.

While CoolSculpting is a great option to tone and shape specific areas, it will not provide the overly dramatic results you may receive through a more invasive procedure.  Therefore is not as suitable for those who are obese or to use as a weight lose tool.

Will the fat be gone forever?

The fat of your muffin top will be destroyed during the freezing process forever! Following the treatments you will continue to notice the results as the fat continues to shrink and be removed from the body.  So that pesky fat you have been trying to remove by completing sit ups every morning will gone for good.  Keep in mind though, if you continue to devour doughnuts and stop hitting the gym, new fat cells can develop!

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure which can literally melt the fat away from areas you are not quite satisfied with in a simple ‘lunch time’ treatment.  If you are not up for full blown cosmetic surgery procedure, this could the treatment for you.

 

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A Beginner’s Guide To Starting An Active Fitness Routine

Living a healthy life is not a choice – it is an obligation. If you want to make the most of your body, you need to make sure that you have an active lifestyle. There is no question about whether getting fit will make you healthier, but did you know that it can also make you happier? When you workout on a regular basis, it will improve your mental health, which means that you will feel content. Here is how you can start a fitness routine in no time.

Prepare your mind

Before you do any exercise, you need to make sure that you are in the right mindset for it. If you go into this with the wrong attitude, you will find that it is difficult to keep up with the routine. Your heart needs to be in it when you first start. If you are starting this routine because someone else is forcing you to do it, you will struggle to stick with it. You need to want to get healthy before you do so. Otherwise, you will not manage your new lifestyle.

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Buy fitness gear

When you get into the right mindset, you will know where to start. Part of that process includes getting the right fitness gear for yourself. Take a look at these March finds from Beyond Yoga for some inspiration. If you get a few items that suit you, it should motivate you to start your workouts. When you change into your fitness clothes, that will signify that it is time to exercise. Studies show that when people have the right gear for a particular hobby or sport, they are more likely to succeed at it.

Find a sport to suit you

There are loads of different sports out there – you just need to find one that suits you. For example, you might find that you have a knack for tennis or that you can’t get enough of yoga. Whatever sport you choose, you need to make sure that you practice it regularly. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, and so you need to do a little each day. From team sports to solo exercise routines, there is something for everyone. Speak with people who already play a sport and ask them what they suggest for you.

Join a fitness class

If you struggle to work out alone, you might want to join a fitness class. Look for a range of classes online so that you know what is available in your area. When you find a class that you enjoy, it can become part of your social calendar. You will have a chance to meet new people, while you exercise, which means that the experience will be highly rewarding. You might feel a little afraid the first time you attend a new class. Don’t worry. That feeling is normal. Everybody has to start somewhere, and you will soon find that the other class members welcome you into their ranks.

Keep a diary of your progress

Once you have started exercising, you should also keep a diary of how often you work out and how you felt afterwards. Keeping track of how your new active lifestyle is affecting you will mean that you stick with it. When you can see that exercise makes you feel better than you once did, you will find that you start to enjoy it more and more. If you write down every time you go to the gym, you should start to see a positive pattern. Buy a cheap journal and start writing down everything now. Before you know it, you will be a fitness freak like the rest of us!

Understanding Health Anxiety

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We all feel anxious about our health from time to time, for example, when waiting for test results or going for an operation. However, when worrying about your physical and mental health becomes constant and overwhelming, you could have health anxiety.

People who suffer from this form of anxiety usually jump to the conclusion that any symptom they feel is linked to a serious illness. In other words, they catastrophize the situation. They are also often preoccupied with their future health; worrying that they will be diagnosed with cancer or heart disease, for example.

All forms of anxiety can be debilitating if ignored. It is important to understand the root of your worries and take necessary steps to manage your anxiety so that you can get the best quality of life.

Why do people suffer from health anxiety?

There isn’t one answer to this, but you could be suffering from health anxiety because of one or more of the following reasons:

  • You may be someone who is prone to worrying, making you vulnerable to health anxiety.
  • You may have grown up with someone who has health anxiety, a parent or sibling for example, and these worries may have passed on to you.
  • You may be going through a stressful period in you life.
  • You may know someone who is suffering from a serious illness, making you worry about your own health.

Common behaviors

People who suffer from health anxiety tend to fall into two camps. Those that constantly seek reassurance about their health or those that avoid anything that makes them think about it. Both are unhelpful behaviors. If you are always asking your doctor to do tests or searching for a diagnosis using the internet, this will only fuel your anxieties. Avoiding anything health-related will do exactly the same. The more you try and stay away from it, the more of an issue it becomes in your head. It’s important to learn about helpful behaviors like if a symptom persists for two weeks, ask your doctor for advice. Leave any diagnosis to the professionals. They are qualified in internal medicine and are there for your welfare. Self-diagnosing using the internet will undoubtedly make you more anxious.

What help is there?

There are many ways you can deal with health anxiety. What works for one person may not work for the next, so it is important to discuss the options with your doctor and find one or more that work for you.

  • One of the most effective treatments for anxiety is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This form of therapy aims to challenge the thinking and behavior patterns associated with your worries.
  • There are some medication options. If your anxiety is linked to another mental health condition, such as depression, your doctor may prescribe antidepressants. If you suffer from panic attacks as a result of your anxiety, you may be prescribed beta blockers.
  • There are also a number of self-help techniques you can try that have proven effective for many people. These include yoga, meditation, breathing and mindfulness.

We hope you have found this article helpful.

 

 

Rule-out Asthma attacks!

Asthma, a lung disease is usually inherited but nowadays it can be acquired no matter what the age is, due to external factors – environment. Air pollution is severe that sometimes in the morning when you wake up, you cannot distinguish a fog from a smog, especially when you are living in the Metropolis.

Asthma is characterized as a chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes that involves and triggers swelling and narrowing (constriction) of the airways. The consequence is difficulty in breathing, and wheezing. The bronchial narrowing is generally either totally at least partially reversible with treatments.

An Allergologist is a medical specialist on allergies. He informed us that once you’ve been clinically determined to have asthma, your physician may prescribe more than one asthma medication to alleviate asthma symptoms and control asthma for the long-term.

My eldest son, who’s now 25 years of age has fully recovered from asthma, his attacks were not so severe and approaches only during changes of weather. My youngest son, however has severe asthma attacks clinically diagnosed at the age of 1 but due to early diagnosis and treatment, he has less asthma attacks since age 5.

We rely on our pediatricians when our kids are sick and not feeling well. Most often mothers stick to only one physician for checkups, considering the fact that the children are “hiyang” (compatible) with. On the contrary, I am the kind who is not contented with only one physician. I usually decide after the second and third opinions and I prefer older doctors due to experience-wise. It isn’t that I don’t believe in them, I just want to make certain, because Yahmir isn’t getting any better for a year of repetitive asthma episodes, but it only worsens on the next approach.

The fifth pediatrician who’s been treating Yahmir recommended us to his friend Allergologist. He told us that it is necessary for Yahmir to be treated by a specialist due to the severity of his respiratory disorder. He had undergone several allergen tests to eliminate what triggers his bronchial asthma. There are two classes that provokes it.

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• “seasonal” pollens
• year-round dustmites, molds, pets
• foods, including seafoods such as fish, crab and shrimps, egg, peanuts, nuts, cow’s milk, and soy
• additives, like sulfites

nonallergens — mostly irritants

• tobacco smoke
• outdoor factors, including smog, weather changes, and diesel fumes
• indoor factors, like paint, detergents, deodorants, chemicals, and perfumes
• emotional factors, such as laughing, crying, yelling, and distress.
His allergen test including skin and blood tests indicated that he’s got allergies on the first two allergens aforementioned and peanuts.

He is sensitive also to sudden weather changes and perfumes. These allergens often activate symptoms. Thus, aside from asthma he is also diagnosed having allergic rhinitis.

His medication included a bronchodilator, an antihistamine/corticosteroid and a nasal spray. We bought a home nebulizer for home medication.

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As my children go through medication, I find it very important that you take notice of the adverse reactions of the medicines that was being prescribed to your kids. Albuterol has shaking or trembling effects on Yahmir that’s why it was changed to Terbutaline, the bronchodilator in the form of syrup.

For his nebulizing, he was prescribed with Ipratropium + Salbutamol nebule. This is a bronchodilator which treats wheezing and shortness of breath.

For his Allergic Rhinitis, he was handed a nasal spray – Physiomer. It relieves congestion & helps restore nasal respiration. I utilize it too when my allergic rhinitis attacks.

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Due to Yahmir’s frequent asthma attacks, he was given Ketotifen Fumarate, medication for a long term control. It is an anti-inflammatory drug, a second-generation H1-antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer, to minimize the frequency and harshness of asthma attacks, please take note that Ketotifen is not effective in treating an active asthma attack (acute attack). Yahmir was on Ketotifen medication for one year.

Please take note that the above mentioned medicines are prescribed by Yahmir’s Allergologist for his respiratory condition, and they might not be suitable or appropriate for your child’s condition.

Our allergologist always advice us to never ever, self-medicate or home medicate your children struggling with asthma. It is best to seek medical assistance to rule out the standing condition and severity of the disorder.

There Is No Excuse For Not Working Out – You Can Even Do it At Home Without Equipment

Nowadays, we are faced with a huge problem in terms of health. We are looking at a worrisome situation in which most people do not even consider working out. Comparing this with the years of the Roman Empire, when it was obligatory to do some sort of physical activity, brings in something that has to be addressed properly.

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There are many different reasons why people say they do not work out. The most common ones are the following:

  • I do not have time to go to the gym
  • I do not have money to go to the gym
  • I do not have money to buy supplements
  • I do not like people looking at me
  • I do not know what to do

Believe it or not, absolutely all of these are just excuses and you can so easily end up reaching the goals that you have without even going to the gym for one day in your entire life. Not all the athletes started their way towards a successful sports career through a gym membership.

Everything that you need in order to lose weight or put on muscle mass is already available in your home. This is the one thing that nobody actually understands when thinking about the various reasons why not to go to the gym. If you take a look on YouTube, you will even notice full body workouts that only require you to have a broom and 2 chairs.

When referring to the financial aspect, working out from home is cheap. Even those that currently want to attend medical billing and coding schools in Los Angeles can get to work from home, make enough money and build a home gym. We can give you countless examples that highlight the fact that you do not need a lot of money in order to work out.

When referring to the supplements, this is just a misconception. Think about what happened when supplements did not exist. There were still a lot of people out there that were full of muscles. Supplementation is exactly what the term implies, something extra that you take in order to reach better or faster results. All that you really need in order to reach any fitness related goal is proper nutrition. There are so many sites out there to tech you what you have to do.

At the end of the day, everything boils down to your wishes and personal needs. It is not at all difficult to find all the information that you need in order to reach any fitness goal you may have. All that you really need to do is use the internet. In the event that you cannot find the exact answer that you need, you can always join fitness forums and ask. The community that surrounds the fitness industry is really connected and can easily give you all the information that is necessary. It is not that difficult. Just remain motivated and focus on all that you can do at home.

Tips For Sticking To Healthy Eating

Each new year, we set ourselves the resolutions of eating more healthy, regularly exercising  and losing those few extra pounds. And each year we deviate and break these resolutions.

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But not this year. This is the year that your healthy eating plan will stick and make it past early March. It is so easy to fall back into your old habits, but it is crucial that you stick to your healthy eating plan, no matter what.

Do you want to be overweight? Do you want to damage your body by carrying around excess pounds? Then have a read of this.

To help you stick to your healthy eating plan, we have put together some simple tips to help you. To find out more, keep reading below:

1. Speak to your doctor

Make an appointment to discuss your weight with your doctor. He or she will know everything about your health and your body and will be able to offer you excellent diet advice. For instance, if you suffer from a certain medical condition, your doctor can suggest the best diet for you.

Your doctor may also refer you to a dietitian or specialist who can help you on your weight loss journey. For instance, your doctor may suggest that Denver diet counselling or another specialist company is perfect for your weight loss needs.

2. Start a food diary

Keep a note of everything you eat and drink each day, along with the calories and fat in each item. Make sure to record everything, including snacks – anything from an apple to a glass of wine counts towards your daily calorie intake.

By recording everything you eat or drink, you can track your average calorie intake and check that you are eating the right foods.

3. Choose a plan that fits your lifestyle and tastes

When choosing a healthy eating plan, it is important to pick something that fits well with your lifestyle and allows you to eat foods that you enjoy.

Don’t skip breakfast, make sure to choose a plan that allows you to eat a protein-rich breakfast. This will aid your weight loss by speeding up your metabolism, as well as keeping you full until lunch time.

4. Don’t buy junk food

If you want to stick to your healthy eating plan, do not buy junk food. Otherwise, you will be tempted to eat it.

Keep things like cakes, sweets, crisps, sugary drinks, ready meals, and takeaways out of the house. Any foods that are high in fat, high in calories and have very little nutritional value should be kept out of the house at all times.

5. Use portion control

Cut your portion sizes. Don’t serve your dinner on a massive plate, instead use a smaller plate for your food. This will ensure that you are controlling your portion sizes.

If there are any leftovers, make sure to put them away immediately, that way you won’t be able to go back for seconds. Pop leftovers in containers and keep in the fridge, you can then enjoy them the following day, instead of eating them all at once.