Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Drink for healthy and slim

Adult human body consists of about 60% water, which meets the very important role in maintaining health and proper functioning of our body. Not without significance is the fact that a person deprived of fluid, can survive only a few days. It provides the environment changes and reactions occurring in the body, is a means to transport the substances involved in thermoregulation of the body, "moisturize from the inside" our skin, is part of the digestive juices: bile, pancreatic juice, intestinal juice, gastric juice, saliva.

You can continue to exchange the functions of water in the body, but it is important to remember that this is due to its content it is possible to maintain normal metabolism and, hence, faster, dropping pounds. Why is it important to provide enough fluid? Since the body loses water throughout the day along with faeces, sweat, exhaled air, especially in the urine. It must therefore be remembered that during the day we should drink about 2 liters of water. It is known, however, that value will fluctuate, depending on body temperature and ambient humidity levels and the state of physical activity.

The importance of proper irrigation of the body during weight loss

During weight loss, where there is a reduction in food intake, the body can run out of water, which has previously been supplied with food. Therefore, to avoid slowing down the metabolism and allow for efficient removal of unnecessary or harmful substances, it is proper hydration. Currently, the Internet or other sources so you can find. Shipping Calculator, calculates the required daily intake for each fluid.

You can also add that the water naturally reduces appetite by filling the stomach and giving the feeling of satiety. However, it is no room for extremism, for which too much is not healthy, and in this case, the excess fluid is especially dangerous because it can lead to partial or complete rinsing of mineral salts from the body, as the worst consequence is death. Consequently, I, as in all others, should exercise restraint.

It is important to remember not to drink while eating a meal. It is recommended to drink about 30 minutes before or after consumption, so as not to neutralize the digestive juices, and thus not to hamper the digestion of food. In addition, drink the liquid in such a situation "pushes" the food sections to continue the digestive tract, preventing the effective, efficient digestion.


This option is for both weight loss and how weight loss does not seem to be, and is the best. Pure water does not provide any calories and is ideal to quench thirst. However, it must remember that the market offers different types of waters spring, mineral or medicinal.

Spring water is characterized by a low degree of mineralization (up to 500 mg / l minerals), has a delicate flavor and can drink it at will, just as the low-mineralized water (of course, common sense). Caution is needed in case of highly mineralized water (at least 1,000 mg / l) and curative waters. You should not drink them in large quantities, because one can harm any of the excess dissolved minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium. As regards the medicinal water, although they help in many medical problems, they should not be eaten on its own, only after consulting your doctor. The best so it will be spring water or low mineralized, preferably carbonated.

Carbonated water is water artificially saturated with carbon dioxide. Ongoing discussions on whether it is harmful or not, to our health, it is certain, however, that its adverse effects are primarily "artificial" feeling of thirst, because the "bubbles" in it fill the wall of the stomach. In addition, it contained carbon dioxide is not conducive to people with stomach ailments (eg, hyperacidity), because it can damage the lining of the stomach, such as contributing to the formation of ulcers.

Interesting fact: Every morning drink a glass of warm water on an empty stomach (cold may cause a shock to the body after waking), preferably with the addition of lemon. Then the water flow into the gastrointestinal tract, removing any excess mucus.

For a slimming: Drinking during the day with cold water, the body must consume more energy, burn calories and so to lead to heated.

Although there are many of its kind, the most important to drink it without sugar. Best for those wanting to lose kilograms and not only is green tea. It contains many antioxidants, which have been tried and helps remove toxins from the body. In addition, it contains the so-called. catechins increase the burning fat and reduce appetite. Beware of the so-called. slimming teas because they contain is often in its composition and substances with laxative and / or drainage, which can lead to deflection of the bowel.

Vegetable and Fruit Juices
They are low calorie and filling. May be a small meal replacement. In addition, they are included in numerous vitamins and elements needed body and fiber. With greater caution should be approached to fruit juices, as they often, although the label lies the inscription: "No added sugar, artificial sweeteners can include, other-without the sugar and artificial sweeteners, may have a large amount of simple sugar fructose, which As a result of biochemical changes in the body is transformed into glucose in the blood goes to form. If you have fruit juice, is squeezed from fresh fruits or those of the carton containing 100% fruit juice (no nectars or drinks), but you must reckon with the fact although they contain vitamins, fiber and minerals are in a much more calories than vegetable juices.

Milk Drinks
Are a source of valuable element: calcium. It plays an especially important role in maintaining an appropriate form of the skeletal system, but also promotes weight loss. We choose, however, drink a fat content of 2%, but not 0%, make it impossible for the absorption of vitamin D, which requires for the purpose of fat.

Drinking 1-2 cups of coffee daily, preferably with the addition of skim milk, which neutralizes the oxalates contained in it, deliver the body to a dose of antioxidants, and energy. It is not indicated in patients with hypertension. Unfortunately does not work very condescending to the color of our teeth.

What to avoid?

Isotonic drinks
It is mainly for athletes or for those after a hard workout. Contain a large amount of electrolytes, but also glucose. They are high in calories.

Flavoured Water
Contain a large amount of additives: acidity regulators, sweeteners, preservatives often. They provide a fairly large amount of calories - 300 calories in a 1.5 liter bottle. 

Soft Drinks
Calorie, unhealthy, with the addition of artificial sweeteners and other chemical additives.

It provides the most calories from all other drinks - about 1g 7kcal with alcohol. Interestingly, the calories derived from alcohol is quickly absorbed into the blood, hence for example, drinking beer and podjadajac at the sticks, or chips, or anything else, in the first place are absorbed calories from alcohol and only at the far end are derived from food. Often they are they will not even be przetrawieniu and deposited mostly in the stomach. Hence the myth is that "beer belly" arises from the beer.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Protect eyes from computer

How to protect your eyes when working with computer

At home or at work people of all ages for several hours a day usually sit in front of the monitor screen. Some think that working with computer vision breaks. In fact it is not only deplorable as far as trying to spend some.

We must recognize that no computer is to blame for the deterioration of our eyesight, our disregard for elementary rules of hygiene when handling it.

First of all note that the display screen must be positioned slightly above the level of your eyes. This will be unloaded these groups eye muscles that are most intense in the normal direction of the eyes - down and forward.

Eyes get tired and sharp contrasts of light. Often the person in the office working with computer and the desk stand two strong lights aimed right at his face. Acute pain in the eyes, increased salzotechenie, headaches - all in this case is the result of improper organization of the workplace.

Before you sit down at the computer to check their lights work. The lamp, which stands on the desk, can be closed with a blue filter to approximate its maximum brightness to the brightness of the monitor screen. Good displays around the walls also are in blue.

Visual tension arises due to continuous operation without interruption. Every 40-45 minutes should be made exercises aimed at unloading the eye muscles. Already in ancient times doctors have recommended a variety of eye movements to improve circulation.

Experience during their holidays to do some simple exercises and you will immediately feel relief. Here are a few complex prescriptions of eye muscles.

Option 1
1. Tightly close and wide open eyes 6-7 times with a break for 30 seconds.
2. Look up, down, left, right chapter without pay.
3. Rotate your eyes in a circle: down, right, up, left, and in the opposite direction.
4. Fast blinking of eyelids for 1-2 minutes.
5. Close your eyelids and massage them with circular movements of the fingers 1 minute.
The exercises can be performed in a seated position, repeating each of them 2-3 times with a break of 1-2 minutes. The total duration of the exercises is 10 minutes. The second and third exercise can be made not only open but with closed eyes. The most important thing is to do them regularly and they will give the desired result.

Option 2
1. Sit down, sit back as the back of the chair, close your eyes, and put hands on hips. So sit 15-20 seconds.
2. Make a circular motion with his head in one direction, then the other. Repeat this 4-5 times. Massage your head with your fingers and neck.
3. Very eye squeeze for 4-6 seconds, then open them again for much. Repeat 5-7 times.
4. Tilt head to chest, then back to relax muscles that vrata.Pravete slowly 3-5 times.
5. Look ahead in the distance 3-4 seconds, then transfer your gaze to the tip of the nose and hold 3-4 seconds. Repeat 5-7 times.
6. Close your eyes and flesh of your fingers gently press the upper eyelid for 3-4 seconds. Remove your fingers and sit with my eyes closed 3-4 seconds. Repeat 4-5 times.
7. Place hands on waist and elbows move back and forth. Repeat 3-4 times.
8. Close your eyes and make circular movements with the eyeball. Every 4-5 seconds replace direction.

Option 3
1. Sit on a chair with his eyes and track how your finger slowly away from them at a distance of 50 cm, and then approaching. Repeat 80-10 times as changing hands.
2. Sit back, relax, then abruptly tense muscles of his whole body back and relax. The exercise should be done at least 3 times.
3. Sit back, place hands on back and take a deep breath. Then exhale slowly through the narrow stream for 5 seconds tensioning abdomen. Repeat 3-4 times.
4. Flash rapidly over 1-2 minutes.
5. Curved back and stretch, raising his hands up. Return to starting position.
6. Make movements with eyes open up and right, up, left, down, right, down, left. The duration of the exercise is 15-20 seconds.

Option 4
1. Sit upright, relax, put his hands on your head. Take a deep breath and firmly press the head to hands. This exercise is useful for strengthening the neck muscles.
2. Rotate the eyes, trying to see as much of his left hand, then the right. Repeat 5 times.
3. Sit upright laid hands on the seat of the chair lift and high shoulders. This exercise helps your figure better.
4. sitting on a chair, lift your feet together, and remove them upright. The exercise is to strengthen the abdominal muscles.
5. Close your eyelids, massage them with your fingers with a circular motion. Exercise improves circulation and relaxes the muscles of the eyes.
6. Slowly move the eyes from the floor on the ceiling and back. The head remains stationary.
7. Make slow circular movements with his eyes first one and then in another direction.
8. Make slow movements with the head left and right.

Check your eyesight at home

If you suspect that there are problems in your vision before you contact a specialist, you yourself can do something about it. Found below test will answer some question, without any need to cancel interference ophthalmologist.

Answer "yes" or "no."
1. At the end of the day you feel tiredness in your eyes?
2. Are you feeling anxious about "burning" or "sand in the eyes?
3. Tears Do your eyes often?
4. Can you see red eyes?
5. Do you experience difficulty in focusing the eyes?
6. I sometimes appear disappear or mist in the eyes?
7. Does appear briefly double image?
8. Do you experience pain or heaviness in the temples in the eyes?

If you answered positively to questions 2-3, your eyes feel tired from the medium.
The positive response to question 4 or more indicates the presence of chronic fatigue of the eyes. To avoid a serious reduction in eyesight, you urgently need appropriate prophylaxis.

Visual acuity
This is the most important indicator of the condition of the visual system. To define it, write different letters of size 7x7 mm white sheet of paper and place it at eye level at a distance of 5 meters. If that distance distinguishes good characters, your visual acuity is 1.0. If you do not see good characters, determine the distance from which they will be visible to you. The distance in meters multiply by 0.2 (e.g. if the letters distinguish a distance of 4 meters, the sharpness of your vision will be 4h0, 2 = 0,8).

Binocular vision
One has binocular vision, i.e. image is perceived simultaneously by both eyes as a single image. Elementary functional test will help you determine his state of binocular vision. Look ahead to some point in the distance, then close your fingers slightly lower lid and watch what happens to the image.
If binocular vision is not impaired it at this time visual image splits and an image rises.
If the image is not splits, which means that function only eye over which you have not had pressure.

Angle field of vision
This is one segment of the space that is visible in the right eye view of the fixed point. For determining the outer limit of vision right eye focused look at the point at eye level. With left hand, close your eye and thumb of right hand lifted up the front and connect it with the point of focus. Remove the right hand toward the right temple, and keep focus with right eye point at right. Side vision right eye observe the situation on the thumb of his hand until his disappearance from the field of vision. If at this moment right arm is at right angles to the direction of gaze, the outer limit of the field of vision is within the norm. If the angle is smaller, the outer limit suites.

To check inner border of the same starting position (left eye is closed) outstretched right hand forward (thumb is raised up) head left to the nose. Look forward, but with the side of right eye vision watch the thumb of the hand to the disappearance of the field of vision. Once you do that, stop the movement of your hand and look to the right eye towards the nose. If, because of the barrier near the nose or you just do not see the finger, the inner border of the field of vision is normal. If the thumb is clearly visible, the inner boundary is suited.
The explanation is long, but the performance - relatively simple.

Intraocular pressure
Healthy human eye has a relatively constant intraocular pressure, which is governed by the magnitude of the inflow and the end of intraocular fluid. His exact figures can be understood in the Office of ophthalmology, where it is measured with special equipment - eye tonometer. This may be an important indicator determine independently. Naturally, this method does not claim absolute accuracy, but is suitable for initial self-examination. Press a finger over the eyelid of the eye to feel the degree of hardness. If your finger feels elastic ball which is slightly distorted by the action of pressure, your intraocular pressure is the norm. If you get rock hard, the pressure is increased, where the thumb does not feel any resistance, this is evidence of low intraocular pressure.

Age-related macular degeneration of the retina
In the elderly age-related macular degeneration of the retina is the cause of visual impairment. To open on time this pathology after the age of 60 years of age at least once week eyesight should be checked using a special test network.
Put network preferred reading distance. If you use glasses, place them. Close your left eye and right to see the point in the center of the network and answer the following questions:
1. Do you see all four corners of the network without his eyes from the point?
2. You look all the lines straight and continuous?
3. Do you see white spots appearing and disappearing at intersections?
Repeat the test with a closed right eye.
If all questions are answered positively - your eyes are fine. If your lines appear wavy or distorted, you should turn to an ophthalmologist for examination.

Threatens you cataract
The diaphragm is a simple device Shayner (among others created early in 1613), which can help us at home we can determine whether the risk of cataracts. Diaphragm may be prepared separately. For this purpose, take a small sheet of black paper or aluminum foil and using a needle to make two holes at a distance of 4-5 cm apart. Then the sheet is placed over the eyes open and is watching whatever is evenly lit surface. If you see two circles, where there are dark spots, this indicates the presence of organic haze of the optical environment of the eye, i.e. onset of cataract.

Home diagnosis is useful because it helps to find problems in time and take timely action. But it can not replace consultation with a specialist. If some of the proposed tests with you cause suspicion and anxiety, do not delay his visit to an ophthalmologist