Why Fitness is Good For Health and Weight Loss

Everyone wants to feel good, have a lot of energy and lead a long and healthy life. The best way to achieve this goal is improving your fitness level with proper exercises. Maintaining a high level of fitness with regular physical exercises offers numerous benefits such as prevention of chronic health problem, promotion of weight loss and an improved sleeping pattern. Fitness benefits people belonging to all age groups, sex as well as physical ability.

Fitness Combats Chronic Diseases

Fitness is the key to combating various chronic diseases such as heart diseases, osteoporosis etc. Physical activity also helps in managing the blood pressure level and cholesterol level. Maintaining proper fitness will also help in boosting the good cholesterols (HDL) in the body, thus allowing the blood to flow smoothly through the arteries.

Fitness Helps In Managing Weight

Daily fitness regime will help you lose all your excess weight as physical activity helps in burning calories. If we maintain proper fitness level by exercising daily, we will be able to keep our weight under control easily. You don’t even have to devote a lot of time to exercising. Just keep yourself fit by taking stairs and not using elevators, walking during free time and doing jumping jack during the commercials.

Fitness Boosts Energy Level

If you end up tired after doing household chores or grocery shopping, it is an indication that your fitness level is not up to the mark. Carry out regular physical exercises to improve your fitness and in turn, it will enhance your energy level. Physical activity is important as it delivers nutrients and oxygen to our tissues and makes the flow of blood more efficient. Thus, we get more energy to carry out all tasks if we are fit.

Fitness Promotes Better Sleep

Those who face difficulty in falling asleep at night should boost their fitness level by increasing their daily physical activity. Having a good night sleep is important as it improves our mood, concentration as well as productivity. Regular physical activity not just helps one in falling asleep but also deepens our sleep.

Fitness Puts Spark Back In Your Sex Life

Many people often feel too tired to have sex at the end of the day. To counter this problem, fitness and physical activity is the answer. Since fitness makes us feel more energized, it has a good effect on our sex life as well. In fact, high level of fitness can result in enhanced arousal in women and fit men are less likely to face any issues such as erectile dysfunction.

Now that you know that benefits of fitness, it is time to start reaping its benefits for good health and weight loss.

Chocolate Is Good For Health

There is great news for chocolate lovers…Chocolate is good for your health! Now, we are not talking here about a candy bar but about real chocolate, the kind that contains at least 71% of real cocoa. Something to remember when selecting chocolate is that the darker it is, the less sugar it contains and the better it is for you.

We are all aware of the emotional benefits of chocolate. By liberating endorphins in the body, chocolate provides us with feelings of comfort and well being, energy and pleasure. Some surveyed women go as far a saying that they would prefer chocolate to sex! No wonder with such a texture, rich color and taste, chocolate is not only an aphrodisiac but also a pleasure for the senses. In addition, chocolate also contains serotonin and caffeine which both provide energy and promote good humor.

Pleasure aside, chocolate also holds beneficial health properties. Chocolate’s complex chemical composition offers a variety of substances that the body needs to function properly and to prevent disease.

Chocolate enhances cardiovascular health. Like red wine, the phenols contained in dark chocolate help prevent coronary diseases. The British Medical Journal reports that a daily portion of 100 grams of dark chocolate reduces blood pressure and the occurrence of cardiovascular incidents by 21%. These phenols are also rich in antioxidants and they help neutralize free radicals produced by the body or absorbed thought cigarette smoke and other sources of pollution. Cocoa butter is already used in creams to heal scars and burns. No wonder pharmaceutical companies are now exploring the possibility of researching with chocolate to develop new medication to counter cancers and osteoporosis.

Chocolate does contain fats but these are unsaturated and contribute to reducing bad cholesterol and to increasing good cholesterol. Chocolate is also an excellent source of magnesium. Should it contain nuts, chocolate can become a great source phosphor and vegetable iron.

One of the many benefits of living in our time is that there is a plethora of organic and fair trade chocolates that are readily available to us in natural health food and grocery stores. The benefits of purchasing these types of chocolates abound but the most obvious are that they do not contain organochlorine pesticides that are usually used to treat traditional cocoa crops and that are harmful not only to the consumer but also to the field worker. Furthermore, purchasing fair trade chocolate ensures that the (healthier) worker can benefit from improved working and living conditions by receiving a fair salary for their work.

Like with everything however, chocolate must be consumed in good measure. Chocolate increases caloric intake and energy level. This can be good, provided these calories are burned. We might even change the saying to “Some chocolate everyday keeps the doctor away!”

Woman To Woman Health Tips: Spice Up Your Relationship With a Great Toy!

We women are usually the planners, the hostesses, the chefs, personal shoppers… I could go on and on but you know this already! A state of well being for women can be hard to achieve so it’s time for a huge woman to woman health tip!

With all the pressures, sometimes we start to feel less than sexy, especially for women mid life who may be experiencing hormonal fluctuations as well. There is a huge downside of losing your desire to have sex in that orgasms are great for your health: they help reduce stress AND they make you feel amazing. They release endorphins (aka the happy hormones) into your system, lowering blood pressure and even helping you sleep (something that is often in short supply for women mid life!).

But what’s a woman to do if you’re between partners, your dance card is empty, or your partner is even busier than you are? Sounds like its time to go shopping… for a vibrator! Trust us, it’s the gift that just keeps on giving. It can help spice up your relationship and it can be put in a drawer and ignored without questions whenever you want.

Need some convincing? Here is some straight talk about vibrators and sex:

If you are like 70% of women (that is 7 out of 10 of us!), you may have a difficult time having an orgasm from penetration alone. A vibrator is not only great for solo play but a lot of fun for couples play. No man wants to see his partner unhappy or unfulfilled in the bedroom and you can bet he will be willing and maybe even thrilled to try out a toy that will get you where you need to go!

Vibrators have come a long way! Many are designed by woman-owned companies who actually put some thought into creating products that work for women’s bodies. Some are so ‘cute’ and discreet no one would ever know what it was.

Some women can be shy or inexperienced with self-stimulation. Why not see what a vibrator can do for you. It was a lifesaver for me after my divorce and even now with a full dating card, it is a constant companion for me.

If you don’t know where to start, I have you covered. (I love to share no matter what the season is!).

I did some research with some friends at the Red Tent Sisters who shared with me their own personal favourite vibe and bestseller: the Lelo Gigi. What’s so great about the Lelo Gigi? It is a super versatile product that can be used for both internal and external stimulation. It has five speeds and five modes, giving you 25 combinations (ah, the versatility), to spice up your relationship, and leaves lots of room for experimentation. Plus, it’s rechargeable (meaning you don’t have to fiddle with batteries or cords that may break or run out just when you want it the most) and it’s made from body-safe, easy to clean silicone.

The key to well being for women isn’t just about diet and exercise. On of our best woman to woman health tips is to spice up your relationship or fly solo and get shopping for the perfect vibe!

As Mae West would say, “An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.”