Have you ever been in the situation where you friends eat their eggs without egg yolk saying that its unhealthy and such.. well this is a confusing one. Egg yolks are known primarily for their high cholesterol content. But the medical research community has learned that dietary cholesterol is a different measure than blood level of cholesterol, which is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. I am on who would eat all the egg yolk and my eggsumption is pretty high, one sitting on a regular day could go up to as much as 5 eggs?
One recent study echoes the growing research, showing that egg consumption had no effect on the overall blood cholesterol levels of 115 healthy adults. What’s more, another recent study found some evidence that eating whole eggs increases HDL — the heart-protective, “good” cholesterol. BOOYAH !! bet you didnt know that.
“There are much bigger problems in the American diet than cholesterol,” says Drew Ramsey, M.D. an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, who studies the connection between lifestyle behaviors like diet and psychological health. “There’s not data to suggest that it should be at the top of people’s worries about food choices. Everyone’s in agreement about that: The real problem with diabetes and obesity is eating too much processed food.”
And there are several nutrients specific to the egg yolk that help promote overall health. Egg yolks are one of the richest dietary sources of the B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function and reduce inflammation. There’s also evidence that dietary choline helps with fetal brain development when pregnant women eat it. Another side benefit of a diet rich in choline is, well, happiness.
Choline breaks down into bethane, which is used during the methylation cycle, which in turn helps produce ‘happiness’ hormones like serotonin, dopamine, norephinephrine, explains Ramsey.
Egg yolks also contain two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect against vision loss. and they have a big dose of sulfur:
” Eggs are also high in sulfur, an essential nutrient that helps with everything from vitamin B absorption to liver function. But sulfur is also necessary for the production of collagen and keratin, which help create and maintain shiny hair, strong nails and glowing skin ”
The yolk’s health benefits should not overshadow egg whites, however, which are a low-calorie, low-fat source of perfect protein. In fact, eggs are considered the “Gold Standard” for protein quality because their amino acids are the most digestible to humans.
But even though egg yolks are certainly a health food, they haven’t been cleared for unlimited consumption: Doctors recommends consuming no more than four eggs per week, which is the amount they found to be healthy in adults. What say you ?
Some very interesting facts on Water Vs Cola, some of this information has been going around on the internet for sometime but some are new to me, but I do think some are absurd and crazy as bull, I think they are just there to tarnish the image of Cola, I do drink cola but after a long run just to reward myself, I do go drinking a liter of it at one go, even when I drink my cola, I dilute it with water not cause I am a diet freak or anything, i like my cola less sweet, I even seen people putting “SALT” into their cola ? not sure why but people say it taste good.
Do you have any crazy cola facts that you have tried before? do share..
Water or Coke? We all know that water is important but I’ve never seen it written like this before.
1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 30%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
And now for the properties of COKE
1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
At the animal shelter,it is used coke to remove calcium deposits from the water pans about ever 6 months.
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?
Water Ahh… the source of life, Share it with your friends if you like. Happy Week Ahead.
Do you know that your body is estimated to be up to 60 percent water, the brain is composed of 70 percent water, and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water? Lean muscle tissue contains about 75 percent water by weight, as does the brain, body fat contains 10 percent water, and bone has 22 percent water. About 83 percent of our blood is water, which helps digest our food, transport waste, and control body temperature.
At least 20 percent of the water that your body needs will come from the food you eat. The rest will come from the beverages you drink. Water is probably the best choice.
Water lubricates your joints and allows them to move freely. The connective tissue around joints needs plenty of water to maintain elasticity and allow ease of movement.
Water is the main ingredient in all of the processes needed to break down, digest, and excrete our food. Water carries nutrients to the cells through the blood. Water helps to extract and distribute the necessary water-soluble vitamins from food such as Vitamins B and C. Chronic dehydration may result in weight gain, poor muscle tone, water retention, and digestive problems such as constipation and kidney stones. For every 25 pounds you exceed your ideal weight, you should increase your water consumption by one 8 oz. glass.
The kidneys constantly filter the blood, concentrating wastes and sending them out in your urine. When there isn’t enough water, your kidneys have to recycle dirty water as they work to remove the wastes from your body. Over time, dehydration may damage your kidneys. When the kidneys don’t have enough water to function well, the liver takes over some of the kidney’s work, decreasing its ability to convert stored fat into energy—which can result in weight gain.
Your heart is 75 percent water. Blood is 85 percent water. Good hydration increases the efficiency of your cardiovascular system. Hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol may all be lowered by an increase in water consumption. During exercise you may experience “cardiac creep” as the blood becomes sluggish due to water loss.
Lung tissues are moistened by water as they take in oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Allergies and asthmatic symptoms may be a sign of not drinking enough water.
Water is your body’s coolant, regulating your temperature. It helps to ensure that we don’t overheat by releasing heat energy from the body through perspiration and evaporation. Symptoms of heat exhaustion (when your body doesn’t have enough water to regulate body temperature) include excessive perspiration, dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
A three percent weight loss from water results in serious health problems. A 15 percent water loss can result in death. It is recommended that you weigh yourself before and after exercising and note any weight change. I was surprised to see how dramatic that can be and how much water I consumed to replace what was lost.
Your body needs as much water in cold weather as it does in hot weather.
Adults lose 2 to 3 quarts of water every day. That’s 8 to 12 cups. You lose 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water just through the soles of your feet. Another two to four cups are lost from breathing. Perspiration accounts for another 2 to 4 cups. Another6 cups are lost in urine. Dry skin is a common symptom of minor dehydration.
There is no way for the body to store water. When you are dehydrated, your body rations and recycles water. Toxic wastes are dumped into the tissues—fat, joints, and muscle—instead of being eliminated. If you suffer from occasional cramping of legs and feet at night, review your exercise and water consumption for the day.
You Are What You Drink and Eat
You can live without food for a month or more but can only survive for three or four days without water. Water is the solvent that moves the nutrients, hormones, antibodies, and oxygen through your blood stream and lymphatic system. Your two trillion cells are mini-factories producing waste products. Water is necessary to move toxins and wastes out of our bodies. If you are not drinking enough water, your body has to recycle dirty water, and every metabolic function in your body does not work as efficiently as it should.
Ask yourself: How much water am I drinking, not as tea or coffee, fruit or vegetable juices, but as pure H20? Am I eating a variety fruits and vegetable loaded with water?
Statistics are from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Swimming Faster is a fascination for many, I just finished a swim yesterday after a month of no activity due to my feet injury and also because race season is over. I felt funny not to train after so long but I am sure definitely out of breath swimming my usual 3 x 500m in the pool yesterday (no more races till 2013)
I have always wondered how to swim faster, Have you been wondering how to swim faster for months or even years without ever finding a satisfactory answer? If this is the case, well, you are in good company.
This article by enjoy-swimming.com describes six principles that will allow you to swim faster without becoming exhausted too quickly.
Swimming Smarter not Harder
For many coaches, swimming faster is the result of gradually increasing the length and intensity of swimming workouts so that the general fitness level increases.
While conditioning has its place, this is not all there is about how to swim faster, because swimming is a very technical sport. There are a few gifted swimmers that instinctively learn how to move efficiently in the water. Given enough time and practice, they will always improve. (this for me have not been the case..but I believe so)
But most of us only have a vague sense about our efficiency in the water. Remember, we are land animals! Because of this, swimming lots of lengths will often only make our bad habits more permanent, while our swimming technique only improves slowly or even not at all.
So what do we need to do? In fact, to learn how to swim faster and better with less effort, we need to swim smarter, not harder. Specifically, we need to work on two facets of our technique:
- We need to decrease drag in the water.
- We need to improve propulsion in the water.
The importance of swimming with the least amount of drag is often neglected. However, this is an area where we can greatly improve our efficiency in the water.
Water is much more dense than air. Drag in the water increases by the square of the speed at which we swim. So there is quickly an upper limit on how much force we can apply against the water to increase our speed.
On the other hand, reducing drag requires SKILLS rather than force. So there’s a lot of room for improvement there. That’s why it should be the top priority of learning how to swim faster.
Principle #1: Improving Your Balance
The first and most efficient way to decrease drag is to improve your balance. This means that you try to stay as horizontal as possible while moving through the water. When you do this, you disrupt the least amount of water molecules on your path, which translates into reduced drag.
As an example, while swimming freestyle, swimmers often lift their head to breathe or look ahead. When they do this, they lose balance and their hips and legs drop. Their body is less streamlined and generates more drag while moving through the water. Additionally, they need to kick harder to keep those legs up. Needless to say, a lot of energy is wasted while doing this.
Note that being as horizontal as possible is especially important for the freestyle and backstroke. For the breaststroke and butterfly, things are a little bit different because a body undulation occurs during the stroke cycle.
Principle #2: Swimming Taller
The next way to decrease drag is to make yourself as tall as possible in the water. The theory behind this is that for the same mass, a long tapered object moving through the water creates less turbulence than a short compact object. In fact this principle has been used by naval engineers since hundreds of years. I have learned to walk tall but I believe this
To swim taller in the freestyle stroke, you enter your recovering arm early in the water once it has passed your head. You also make sure to completely extend your recovering arm forward underwater before starting the down sweep and catch.
Principle #3: Compact and Efficient Kick
In world-class front crawl swimmers, the kick contributes for up to 10% of propulsion, while the arm stroke contributes for the rest. So an efficient kick is important for fast swimming, but less than what is commonly believed.
What is equally important is a compact kick, meaning that it should neither break the water surface nor move too low below the body line. Otherwise unnecessary drag is created which will only slow you down.
Once you have reduced drag to a minimum, you can work on improving your propulsion. Again, this is mainly done by improving your swim stroke mechanics, not by building bigger muscles.
to be continues in the part 2…
Your decision will help me decide if I were to run the TNF50k next week. Please help me make a decision and I know you guys will do so. What would you do if you were in my position? Would you continue training / running whilst having injury?
If you didn’t know what happened, about 4 weeks ago I sprained my foot while training for this event, the injury still has not subsided but the pain is gone. I would still feel the sensation when I wake up in the morning.
Your votes is much appreciated
I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened. – Wilma Rudolph
You can run eight miles without stopping, so why can’t you lose those last 10 pounds? I definitely know that feeling all to well.
Two nationally recognized weight-loss coaches give the skinny on this conundrum and lend their foolproof tips for getting down to size.
“I’ve been running for months and just can’t seem to lose any weight. Maybe I’ll never lose these extra pounds.”
“I’m doing everything right and nothing’s happening.”
“I work so hard and can’t lose a pound! What am I doing wrong?”
“Will I ever reach my goal weight?”
Having successfully coached thousands of women—from professional athletes to working moms—we can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard these quotes. It’s easy to become frustrated and confused when it comes to weight loss. So many women try their best to eat right and exercise without seeing the fruit of their efforts.
If you can relate, let’s start with the great news: you’re already doing many things right! You’re active, you’re consciously making better choices and you’re committed to fitness. There’s not a lot to change.
However, if you’ve been trying to reach a healthier weight and the pounds aren’t coming off, there are some simple changes you can make that will lead you closer to your goal. Here are the top five most common weight-loss sticking points and how to get unstuck for good.
1. Your Exercise Program isn’t Balanced or Intense Enough.
Running is a great way to burn calories and relieve stress. However, sometimes exercise alone won’t give you the body that you want. It’s best to complement your running with strength training and high- intensity exercise (sprinting or interval workouts).
Research shows that while endurance activities (like running at a moderate pace) burn quite a few calories during your workout, high-intensity activity forces your body to burn calories for 24 to 48 hours after the session has ended. Additionally, the only way to reshape your body is through strength and resistance training
This means that for optimal weight loss and body transformation, you’ll need to do long-duration running, as well as high-intensity interval exercises and resistance training. Put all three together and watch the weight drop off.
2. Your Resistance Training isn’t Challenging Enough.
Many women have been told that lifting heavy weights means building big, bulky muscles. We’re here to set the record straight: this is complete fiction. It’s very difficult to build muscle, especially for women. Female hormones just aren’t structured to create big biceps.
The truth is, to ramp up your metabolism , you need to lift heavy weights. In fact, when performing resistance exercises, you’ll want to choose weights that are at least 70 percent of your “maximum” (i.e. the maximum amount of weight you could lift one time). This means if you can bench press 50 pounds one time, you should be using a 35-pound bar for your normal workout.
Instead of crunching numbers, you can also think of it this way: you want to be lifting a weight that feels like a seven out of 10 on the effort scale.
If you are new to resistance training, reach out to a local personal trainer or strength coach. She can help you learn proper form, determine the right weight to use and build a program best suited to your goals.
3. You’re Eating More Than you Think.
Sometimes we put too much emphasis on the idea that working out equals weight loss. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. In fact, recent studies from the University of Texas and Oklahoma University showed that 16 weeks of exercise alone produced a disappointing one-pound reduction in body fat.
Focusing solely on running (with little attention paid to diet) can make weight loss surprisingly difficult. Exercise ramps up our appetite and it increases the desire to reward ourselves, so it’s easy to overcompensate when we reach into the fridge.
To solve this problem, eat at least four small meals each day. By fueling the body often with nutritious foods, you’ll prevent unhealthy snacking or overeating. Your goal throughout the day should be: never starving, never stuffed.
Also, try to slow down and enjoy your food. It takes 15 to 20 minutes for the brain to perceive satisfaction, so if you rush through your meals, you’re likely to eat too much. Healthy food helps you run your best, so think of high-calorie treats as a once-a-week indulgence rather than a daily routine.
4. You’re Drinking too Much Sugar.
Soda, juice and sugar-heavy sports drinks can spell weight-loss sabotage. Put these to your lips and you can ingest a full meal’s worth of calories within minutes. Be honest with yourself. If you’re exercising recreationally and doing so to help lose weight, then most of the time, you won’t need those extra carbs.
Instead, choose plain water, and aim to drink about half a liter per hour of exercise. Save sports beverages for when you really need them: very hot days or during training runs that last longer than 90 minutes.
If you want something extra in your drink, try adding some sugar-free branched chain amino acids to your water. These amino acids help fuel exercise performance, recovery and weight loss without the extra calorie load.
If you crave starchy favorites, try to save these for after your run, and remember to keep the portions small (think: a golf ball or two). And choose healthier options, such as whole-grain bread and low-sugar desserts.
5. You’re Eating too Many Processed Carbs.
Many runners have a love affair with carbs. While carbohydrates are necessary for filling up our glycogen stores, eating too many (and the wrong types) can lead to problems managing the hormone insulin. If your insulin is out of control, it’s very difficult to lose fat.
How can you tell if a carb-rich food should be enjoyed or avoided? A simple rule of thumb: the more processed a carbohydrate, the worse it is for weight loss. Processed carbs, such as sweets and white breads, pastas and rice, typically lead to insulin surges and body-composition problems. On the other hand, unprocessed whole grains like quinoa, wild rice and barley are part of a healthy diet.
These five missteps are incredibly common. If you want to lose weight, consider which mistakes you’re making and develop a plan to help you avoid them. If you have several habits that need changing, don’t rush things along. Choose one thing to improve and work on that for the next three to four weeks. Only once you’ve mastered one change, should you introduce another. Treat weight loss as a marathon, not a sprint—slow and steady wins the race
RunNus post update:
Hey Hey hey everybody, run is over and I could say it was a very hot and humid day. Saw the boys at the event and it was pretty fun with lots of people up in this early Sunday.
The organizer of RunNus made a very very big boo boo, I was at the finish line when the
(SUPPOSED WINNER) first wave 10k running came in *He was not suppose to run to the start line*
He was shouting at the poor volunteer saying WHERE is the finish line? poor girl told him that it was the other corner. He kept shouting there should be proper marker etc etc but I sure understood his feelings cause with a time of 44 or 48mins and you are not placed in the top 10? tsk tsk tsk
So what really happened?
1) If I am not wrong, he was not wearing his bib on the front, so the volunteers did not see him coming.
2) Volunteers could have been more attentive (but hey this is not a professional organization, they are just students)
3) Should have jut put up proper signage (so no need volunteers to direct)
All finishers was given a Finisher T. (First time they are doing so) check it out
Well see you guys at the next run. It was a short and enjoyable run. Have a great weekend
RunNUS is an annual running event organised by the NUS Student Sports’ Club. For the third year, all participants’ fees go to the Annual Giving bursaries to help NUS students in financial need. Last year, more than 1,800 runners participated in the Run, helping to raise more than $35,000 for students in need.
Are you one runner that look forward to collecting the race goodie bags and wondering what they would give? I believe some steep race registration goodie bags provided are not filled with very high quality items as well. Do you feel cheated ?
Lets take a look at what goodies was given for a $26 race.
Skechers sponsored the woven recycle bag carrier that was given out to all participants.. now lets see what else is inside… (more…)
One day Fab the next day Fad this is the evolution of modern fitness by http://www.todaysfitnesstrainer.com/trends-fitness-evolution-modern-fitness/
It was amusing to see how many of them fitness regime that has come and go. This compilation fitness evolution is very good
People are suckers when it comes to fitness, if one celebrity goes on diet and clearly shows that the weight-loss is a miracle worker, 80% of people would want to try it cause it SHOWS, that is why beauty magazine is a NO NO, it only make you depress
Do you self a favor, write down your fitness goal, be it walking / running 10km or 100km, just write it down and pin it up somewhere visible to you, work towards that fitness goal and am sure you will (at least try) be fitter and feel better. I sure am not the fittest before in school, being called fat kid was a norm. I have no hard feelings, I am who I am.
Getting a fabulous body is not everything, its getting FITTER, please know the difference.
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What time does your body clock say?
If you’re a busy mom – or anyone who achieves a lot – you may be used to pushing yourself hard, even through periods of exhaustion. You may know that you’re a high energy person in the morning or a super-efficient night owl. If you feel your energy change the day, you may assume it’s because you couldn’t sleep, you’re working too hard, or your blood sugar is low. And those factors may indeed be at play.
But there’s another reason, called your circadian rhythm. And if you’re not tuned in to this natural body rhythm – or those of the people around you – it’s time to put this idea to work. For example, if you’re a parent, you may know that kids tend to melt down in the late afternoon. If you know there is a biological reason for that, you can plan around it.
All living things have a built-in 24-hour pattern of activity. Working off cues such as light or the timing of meals, this rhythm regulates everything in our body, from when hormones peak and we feel sleepy to how high our blood pressure is — even the time of day we have the most muscle strength.
But there’s more… Ever wonder how you can feel sleepy, but it eventually passes and you feel more energized? Within our circadian rhythm, we also have predictable 90- to 120-minute energy cycles, from sleepy to alertness.
How to rock around your clock
1. Map your energy rhythms. Observe how you feel throughout the day and note your personal peaks and valleys. (A shot of E6 can help you move through the lows, because let’s face it, the world can’t always wait!)
2. Plan your challenges: If you know you’re a morning person, put your heavy-lifting tasks at the top of your day. Schedule breaks for when you know your energy is low. You can even plan meetings at work or activities with kids around natural body rhythms — and make things timelier for everybody.
This one is for you Apple Fan boy who love’s running, bet I can see you smirking right now at the sight of iPod Dies.
I love running with my music blasting out techno beats and I pound the street as if it was the dance floor, no one will stop you dancing, no one will get you high like a runners high, none of those stupid club drugs, I get drunk on Gatorade, none of those alcohol that will end your life. I inhale fresh air unlike the smoke in that joint.
So best of all go get fit #Fitness4Life
I did my final paper about “No Smoking Campaign” back in the years when I was studying for PR degree, I wanted to write something that was close to my heart, and boy did I went ballistic with the stats and numbers, I went all over government bodies, NGO and smokers/ non smokers the whole lot I tell you.
All I can say is that smokers are winning the war (Sigh) and people are just not worried about the effect of smoking and their health. I really hope that I can make a change in people’s life, no matter how slow it is but its at least one cigarette at a time,
Thankfully I come from a family that do not smoke and are very much a sports loving background family. Mom was a sprinter for her school days, Dad was a tennis player and manages the State tournament Tennis events previously, my two sister were school representative for tennis and softball in their own division. I was playing tennis for my club division and I was a state cyclist. So I am pretty proud that we don’t smoke and are all pretty healthy
I hope people will change and I do believe that doing sports will curb your addiction to smoking, If you are a smoker, I totally respect your choice , but do you think its beneficial? gain anything?
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Don’t take your health to seriously ? well sometimes you need to because its good for you.. If you wanna lose weight, simple, just watch what you eat, if you want to look good, get fit. Fitness and watching what you eat is truly a great combination. I believe in it 100%
Think those diet pill and slimming centre is going to help you? I don’t think so, in fact it might do more harm. Yeah I know the magazine articles telling you that this and that diet product works and everything, or even maybe this and that fitness product to cut your tummy or tight is a miracle worker,
The only way I feel to lose weight and ensure it stays off is LIFESTYLE Change .. be discipline and you will be rewarded with renewed energy!
Well fitness can’t be all that boring, check this advert by Thai Health promotion, its super hilarious ! bet you gonna love it too
tell yourself this, you sure didn’t put those pound on in a week, HELL you are not going to take it off in a week also.
Not sure if you guys know Edison Chen? LOL.. who doesnt, he was the one acted in Batman where he ushered Bruce Wayne into the tower in Hong Kong. He was the one created such big news on his naked photos with all the celebrity and models in HK. So with all that bad rep, he tried to be good.. He signed up for the Hong Kong Marathon that was held on the 5th of February 2012
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I use to think that I was invincible, training as hard and nothing in the world will hurt me, friends of the same age would tell me that they are hurting in the knee,this joints – that joint etc..etc.. I would smirk and think to myself maybe they are training wrongly? training to hard ? wrong shoes? etc…etc.. and BOY WAS I WRONG..
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
After you’re older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.
Helen Gurley Brown
All of us need nutritional health supplement, its to help us on boosting the ones that we don’t have enough. I use to be talking about Glucosamine to runners and cyclist and its health benefits. Do you know whats Glucosamine ? I went to read in-depth into Glucosamine because *I admit* my knees do feel pain if I am walking, but not when I am running.
Glucosamine, according to this website by University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) , It says that Glucosamine produced naturally in the body, plays a key role in building cartilage, the tough connective tissue that cushions the joints.
Several scientific studies suggest that glucosamine may be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs when cartilage breaks down and is lost, either due to injury or to normal wear and tear. It commonly occurs as people age. In some studies, glucosamine supplements have decreased the joint pain of OA. Not all studies are positive, however, and several recent ones have not found any positive effect from taking glucosamine. It’ s not clear why the studies have conflicting results, and experts disagree on whether glucosamine is helpful in treating OA.]
In the past, some researchers thought glucosamine may actually slow progression of the disease, unlike other current medical treatments for OA. Many people take either acetaminophen (Tylenol) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), for OA pain. In addition, some of these drugs can cause stomach upset, cramps, constipation, diarrhea, and in some cases, stomach ulcers and infertility.
There are no major food sources of glucosamine, so you must get it from supplements. Most supplements are made from chitin, the hard outer shells of shrimp, lobsters, and crabs. Other forms of glucosamine are available for people who are allergic to shellfish.
Glucosamine is available in oral supplements as glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, and n-acetyl glucosamine. These products may come in tablet, capsule, and powder forms. It is often combined with chondroitin and sometimes manganese as well. Manganese is a trace element necessary for normal bone health. The total amount of manganese from foods and supplements should not exceed 11 mg per day, but several combination supplements for arthritis (containing glucosamine, chondroitin, and manganese) have more than that. Read labels carefully, and consider choosing a supplement without manganese.
Glucosamine hydrochloride has been reported to be better absorbed by the body.
Side Effects of Glusosamine:
While there are almost no side effects of glucosamine, here’s what you need to know:
- If you are allergic to shellfish you should consult your physician before using glucosamine products. Glucosamine is derived from shellfish.
- If you are pregnant or lactating you should consult your physician before beginning to take glucosamine.
- Glucosamine sulfate may increase the risk of developing insulin resistance and could decrease the metabolic actions of insulin. Although glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are biochemically classed as carbohydrates (sugars), the body is not able to break them down into glucose, so these compounds do not raise blood sugar by providing an additional source of glucose. However, many factors can affect insulin secretion and blood glucose levels in diabetic patients, and we recommend that individuals with diabetes check their blood glucose levels frequently when initiating glucosamine into their regimen.
- High dosages of glucosamine may cause gastric problems, nausea , diarrhea, indigestion, and heartburn. Glucosamine should be taken with meals to help avoid these problems.
It’s conventional wisdom that women wear make-up to appear more beautiful, but according to a new study, there’s another effect: they appear more competent. this was posted in NeatOrama recently. What da hell !! studies done on Makeup? Think you professors better do more on BREAKUP!
But quite honestly, personally, I was much more concerned – I mean, there’s not much I can do about my appearance obviously other than spending four hours in hair and makeup. – Diane Kruger
As human beings, we’re very materialistic and have all this stuff – furs and cars and diamonds and money.
Hey you all, guess what? this the most happening client of mine and she happens to think that everyone is psycho except for her self and her name happens to be at the TITLE !! yes girl this blog post is about you and your progressm, She is totally cool and she is the most diligent and more hardworking of them all, she will try every exercise regime i throw at her.. (of course I have to ensure that I am able to handle it too)
She was once at the verge of giving up her workout regime and wanted to quit after so long and in the progress of losing weight, cause of all her busy work schedule and stuff (sigh)
Luckily, I guess she found her motivation and came back to the gym after a hiatus , and this time, BACK with a VENGENCE and even more determination. Have her going to RPM CLASSES , Body Combat and some STEP classes that I have slotted in-between her PT with me, tight workout schedule for her but she does em all.
A little preview of her achievement to you all and what she has gain or lost.
1) from 80+kg down to 70+kg in 3 months
2) for the waist .. (erm not sure) the stats in my clipboard at my workplace.. but i am thinking no less than 4 inch already
3) her thighs lost 6 inch
4) Body Fat Percentage drop by over 5%
(well i guess if Uma or anyone can do it so can you all, so don’t give up.. and try your best, every little ounce of Fat counts)
I always tell my clients that “You put on those weight not in a day but accumulated over time, You sure hell not gonna take if off in a Day” patience and perseverance will catapult your metabolism and that’s when you are going to melt those fats away!
O2 is the devil’s toy. its really mean .. it has cost me 3 days of no sleep. i am still in pursue of all the great applications download. sigh .. when will it ever stop.. patching the camera software.. getting themes.. personalising the fonts.. what else.. sigh .. many more.. i am kinda brain dead and i dont know what to do of my sleep pattern.. nearly crashing out in the afternoon .. sigh .. HELP ME get this DEVILish Item away from me .. its killing me .. agony part 2 coming in the next blog entry !
oh the long over due pictures of the Roger Sanchez Outing.. well sorry its took so long .. well better late then never ya ? those pics are of us chilling at the MAMAK (a indian and malay ethnic restaurant which serve really good food) well that is it for now .. going to crash at my bed now .. check me out later ya .. cheerios