Health and Fitness

Fitness Assessments – An Important Screening Tool Before Starting a Fitness Program

We’ve all heard the advice before starting an exercise program: “See your doctor before you begin.” Often, many adults disregard this advice, presuming that it doesn’t really apply to them. However, regardless of your age, your current fitness level, or your health history, it’s always important to make sure that exercise is safe and appropriate for you before embarking on a new exercise program.

Fitness assessments — also known as pre-participation health screenings, or fitness tests — are important screening tools to determine the presence of risk factors and any symptoms of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases, as well as other health conditions which may be adversely affected by exercise. The fitness assessment provides key information that can be used to develop a prescription of exercise that helps you achieve your health goals quickly, but safely.

These can range from simple self-administered questionnaires, to a physical examination and even complex … Read More

By Loren Bailey, ago
Better Health

Black Coffee Benefits: 9 Proven Health Benefits of Drinking Black Coffee Daily



Do you know the black coffee benefits and advantages of black coffee? Coffee has so many proven health benefits it’s hard to list them all. That’s why this video will cover the benefits of black coffee, risks, and health facts behind it.

Did you know that over 400 billion cups of black coffee are consumed every year?

Coffee, also known around my house as liquid gold, is the second most traded commodity in the world, only behind oil.

I’m going to show you the benefits of black coffee, and the advantages of having a daily cup of joe.

I will also finish with some short FAQs about the best times to drink coffee, how much per day is ok, and how much is too much.

When people say coffee is bad for you, they often point to a few things…

Insomnia.

Dehydration

& Adrenal fatigue

Insomnia is usually a result … Read More

By Loren Bailey, ago
Better Health

two spirit II

photo: conceptual photography
subject: native american two spirit
client: sacramento native american health center
a.a.: zephyr mcintyre
artist: alex calder
location: el dorado hills, ca

Posted by alex.calder.1 on 2015-01-03 20:50:49

Tagged: , el.dorado.hills.california , sacramento.native.american.health.center , american.indian , native.american , open.fields , two.spirit , eagle.feathers , zephyr.mcintyre , alex.calder , alex.calder.photographer , justin.goggles , jacob.dunlop … Read More

By Loren Bailey, ago
General Article

Healthy Lifestyle in a Modern World

During the recent years many people have started doing exercise, taking yoga classes and also following strict diet in many countries. The reasons behind these activities are many, like work-stress, people suffering from diabetes, people taking lots of fats in their food and due to the pollution and the ongoing urbanization. Most of the people living in the cities suffer from heavy pollution due to heavy intakes of carbon monoxide in their bodies. Due to this heavy intake there are many side effects involved in this process.

Most of the people are also addicted to smoking and alcohol, recent studies by an organization out of 100 people 60 percent drink significantly more than is healthy. Also in most of the countries even the percentage of the female population abusing alcohol is increasing. Due to this many of the doctors suggest people take regular exercises and also play sports in their … Read More

By Loren Bailey, ago