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How To Stay With Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

Now that the new year is upon you and you’re making your resolutions, why not include a fitness plan to get your body in shape and stay with it. If you want to create lasting changes, there are three things you can do to make your resolutions work all year long: Adjust your attitude, change your lifestyle and come up with a plan to succeed.

Here are some quick tips on how to make mini-New Year’s resolutions that will keep you committed to regular exercise from sheknows.com:

1) Make time for you

The problem: Taking care of yourself on a daily basis – if you don’t already use a fitness routine – can be challenging. From daycare to meetings or just catching up with friends, it can often seem like you don’t really fit into the routine of your day.

The solution: Start making yourself the priority. Let family around you know that you’re hoping to make a big fitness change in your life and ask them for their support. See if your friends can help you with a few daily tasks or even work out with you. Get your husband to wash the dishes so you can go to the gym or outside for a walk. By sticking to your I need me time plan, you’ll be more likely to keep an exercise schedule.

Work out on your lunch break

2) Write it down

The problem: You want to lose weight and tone your muscles, but haven’t set any concrete goals and you’re not sure how to go about achieving your fitness goals.

The solution: Recent studies prove people who write things down – from what they eat to how they feel before, during and after exercise – are more likely to stick to a new healthy living plan. So, before you start any routine, go to your local bookstore and buy a journal to track your fitness goals (or keep one online). Include inspirational quotes in your health journal to inspire you to work out whenever you feel like taking a day off (or feel too lazy to get off the couch). Doing this will assist you in feeling more organized and in control of your fitness goals.

3: Set realistic health goals

The problem: Your fitness goals are too flimsy and could set you up for failure. For example, it’s January and you want to run a half-marathon by March or you’re hoping to lose 10 pounds in a month.

The solution: speak with your physician before starting any fitness regimen to help you set realistic fitness goals. Make an appointment with a qualified fitness trainer who can help you in breaking your larger New Year’s resolutions into smaller more achievable fitness goals and tasks. This will keep you determined and increase your odds of success. A medical or health professional can also help you plan for and overcome the inevitable hurdles that may slow down your fitness schedule; for example, illness, injury, or family and work obligations.

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Five Important Medical Advances from the Last 100 Years

With modern medicine, the possibility for a longer life is infinite. Everyone should be grateful to the countless medical scientists, engineers, and physicians for their relentless pursuit for the cures of incurable diseases. 100 years of medical advances has been made, all extraordinary in its own right. But these particular five advances not only brought radical changes to the health industry, but also to the people. >

Cold Laser/ Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
With the emergence of Cold Laser/Low Level Laser Therapy, life scientists stated to the public that they could dramatically reduce people’s musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, and promote tissue repair. Along with Cold Lasers, many pain sufferers as an alternative to chemical or surgical intervention. LLLT will stimulate the cell growth, initiate and promote cell-healing functions to heal these chronic pains:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic back, shoulder, or leg pain
Neck pain
Tennis elbow
Rotator cuff injury
Joint pain in knees, hands, ankles

Heart Attack Prevention with Stent
Countless heart attacks have been prevented by coronary stents. The small flexible tube helped bring the death rate for coronary artery disease down to 40 percent since its introduction to the medical field. Stents are used as props to enlarge vessels narrowed from plaque buildup to once again allow the free flow of blood circulation to the heart.

High Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)
Although scientists have yet to cure the epidemic disease, they have figured a way to help HIV patients survive. Not long ago, an HIV patient had only three to five years to live before the disease ravished their internal organs. But with the introduction of High Level Antiretroviral Therapy, combination therapy, the survival rate is extended into decades now.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the Body
This noninvasive medical test metamorphosed the physician’s ability to diagnose a patient. Everything from the organs, soft tissues, bones, and all other internal body structure can be viewed with an MRI, an unparallel view of the human body. Detailed images produced by powerful magnetic field and radio frequency pulses have equipped doctors to analyze patients’ medical condition more precisely.

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
fMRI performs the same function as the MRI, but instead of the body, its used for the viewing of the brain. The medical device reads and maps the interworking of the brain function as it is happening. Insights in depression, brain cancer, autism, and memory disorder is the by product of the viewing of working neurons, brain cells, track changes in the oxygen levels, and blood flow to the brain.

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