Pregnancy Heartburn

Pregnancy Heartburn
Many pregnant women suffer from heartburn. In this article, we shall try to tell you how you can deal with heartburn and why it occurs.

What Causes Heartburn in Pregnant Women?

Heartburn during the period of early pregnancy is associated with the gastrin hormone, which controls gastric secretion and has special receptors in the cerebral cortex. Elevated level of the gastrin hormone in the body is a person’s genetic feature. During pregnancy, gastric secretion may be increased, and heartburn will be the result of it.
Another reason is that mother and fetus are connected with an umbilical cord. The fetus produces gastrin, which makes the pregnant woman increase the production of gastric secretion. In this case, there also appears heartburn.
When having heartburn, it is necessary to:
  • maintain frequent split meals
  • avoid such foods as onions, garlic, sauces, fatty and spicy foods
  • change the heat treatment of foods that cause heartburn.

Foods Causing Heartburn

Heartburn may also appear after eating such innocuous products as meat, chicken broth, and cabbage. At the same time, lemon is not the cause of heartburn.

Heartburn Treatment

To treat heartburn, antacid medicine is used. But the medication should be prescribed by a doctor. Therefore, if the fit of heartburn is very strong, you should ask for professional help.

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Common Cold During Pregnancy

Common Cold During Pregnancy
Expectant mothers are trying hard not to get sick during pregnancy, but, unfortunately, not all of them are successful. Here are some expert tips to help you recover quickly and without any harm for the baby.
Some medicines may contain the substances that are potentially hazardous to the embryo development. The doctors advise to limit the use of a wide range of medicines during pregnancy. Over-the-counter drugs may contain up to six components that relieve the symptoms of cough, a runny nose, a headache, etc. Choose the drugs that contain the ingredients which remove only your specific symptom.
Also here are some tips for pregnant women about how to cure the common cold:
  • Avoid decongestants in early pregnancy (oral taking). They are associated with the increased risk of abdominal wall defects in the fetus. Isotonic solutions in the form of a nasal spray are a good alternative.
  • Some medicines contain herbal ingredients that have not undergone testing for use during pregnancy. Study the composition of the medicine carefully and address your physician for advice.
  • Do not get too involved in taking the sprays that relieve pain in the throat. They often contain much sugar. Candies may contain zinc and vitamin C, but pregnant women are allowed to take only limited daily doses (80-100 mg of vitamin C and 11 mg of zinc).
  • Ensure that cough syrup does not contain alcohol.

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Chance of Getting Pregnant Depends on Man’s Age

Getting Pregnant Depends on Man’s Age
It has been finally proved that it is not only women, who should be hasty in the question of conception and pregnancy. The stronger sex has the same problem. Their biological clock also says tick-tock.
The researchers have found that men have sharply reduced chances of becoming fathers after 41 years. There were cases when men had babies at the age of 60 as well as after 70 years, but most of them can be treated as the unusual ones.
For a few years, the professionals, who made these conclusions, had been examining the patients undergoing the IVF procedure of extracorporeal fertilization with donor ovules. In this case, the donor ovules were taken only from healthy young women, so any differences in the further course of the process depended on the quality of men’s sperm.
The results of the study are disappointing for men over 41 years. It is at this age that the fertility of men is annually reduced by 7%. It goes on till 45 years this way, and at the age of 45, the rate decreases rapidly. If the chances of 41-year-old men to have a baby are 60%, 45-year-olds have the chance of no more than 35%.
It turns out that men also have the so-called biological clock. It is certainly not the same as that of women. But the research shows that men cannot be equally fertile throughout their life. And it is worth remembering, especially when it comes to the 40th anniversary.
Other studies also do not encourage late fatherhood. For example, there is evidence that the children, whose fathers are of the older age, have the increased risk of heart defects, schizophrenia, and epilepsy. Of course, one should not panic because male sperm has the ability to renew, and not all older fathers have unhealthy babies. And for the conception, the health of the ovule is most important.
However, doctors still advise to monitor the quality of sperm. To do this, one needs to eat right, not to smoke, to drink alcohol in moderation, to have an active lifestyle, and to avoid taking hot baths since sperm likes cool temperatures. And do not postpone parenthood until later!

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Leanness Prevents Conception

Leanness Prevents Conception
The doctors call the weight, which is far from the norm, one of the factors that prevent conception. However, scientists have found that extreme thinness does more harm to our fertility than obesity.
In recent years, there has been a constant struggle with the excess weight, the nutritionists have insisted that extra weight, in addition to other health problems and appearance, leads to difficulties in conceiving. However, these risks have never been compared with those of underweight women.
The study conducted by the American scientists showed that thin women are less likely to become pregnant than those, who are overweight, and even obese.
During the study, 2,500 women (who were trying to conceive with the help of IVF at the Fertility Center of Chicago) were divided into three groups according to their weight: very thin, normal, and obese. During eight years, though at different periods, these women were observed in the center and were trying to get pregnant.
As a result, those who belonged to the group with normal weight, got pregnant in 50% of cases. Among obese women, 45% became pregnant, and only 34% of very thin women from the group were able to conceive.
Very thin women were those with the body mass index (BMI) ranging from 14 to 18. For example, a woman with the height of 162.5 cm and the weight of 44.45 kg could have such a BMI (BMI 17).
It is known that thin women have a reduced amount of the female hormone estrogen which is often associated with infertility among excessively thin women. However, this study considered only the women, who were undergoing the IVF procedure, and all their hormones were brought back to norm. The women from all three groups produced the same number of ovules, and the problem with the conception happened at a later stage, when the fertilized ovule was implanted in the uterus. The embryo finds it more difficult to penetrate into the uterus of very thin women. That is the verdict of the scientists.

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Miss South Carolina Bree Boyce Dropped 112 Lbs

Bree Boyce Dropped 112 Lbs
Now that she is 22 Bree Boyce, aka Miss South Carolina, may not be recognized by some who knew her when she was in her teens. The reason? She used to be 112 lbs heavier – and a good deal more miserable.
The Florence, S.C.-born girl was putting on weight as she was counting up age and was trying hard to be funny about it. But her carefree attitude was only for others, “to fit in,” as Boyce confessed to PEOPLE in the cover story for this week’s annual Half Their Size edition. When she got back home she would cry over her own jokes about herself.
At 17 Boyce was 234 lbs and knew she had got to stop. The mortification was aggravated by pains in the knees and breathing disorders. When she consulted a doctor he said outright that she had to shake off excess weight straightaway.
Bree Boyce in her teens
It wasn’t only that Boyce was ashamed that she should come to this, going to see a doctor at 17 because she was obese – she had dreams, and she meant to live them! She wanted to have a husband and children, she wanted to be a Broadway hit and – most of all – she wanted to become Miss America!
Therefore she made a drastic change in her lifestyle, limiting herself strictly in eating with everyday reminders that food brought no comfort but brought her down. Working out was the next step, she went in for exercise classes several times a week.
By the exercise of sheer will Boyce turned 20 being a 100 lbs lighter – the feat that enabled her to compete for the Miss South Carolina title two years ago. She got the crown in 2011 with another 12 lbs off and was hailed as a sturdy sticker for healthy eating and fighter against obesity.
On January 14 Boyce will take the last step towards her dream competing for the Miss America title in the 2012 pageant.
Her message to teenage girls is to live healthy, love yourself and never “worry about the number on the scale.”

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Reebok to Relaunch New EasyTone Sneakers Line

Reebok to Relaunch New EasyTone Sneakers Line
Let us remind that Reebok has been accused of the fact that its new sneakers with the effect of muscle training have failed to satisfy the consumers. The company was obliged to pay 25 million dollars to the unhappy customers. However, Reebok insists that the new EasyTone technology “works” and initiates the relaunch of the new product.
Reebok representatives say that the company disagrees with the allegations against it since “the majority of customers are satisfied with EasyTone footwear“. Reebok representatives claim that “the overwhelming majority of responses about EasyTone were ecstatic”. Therefore, Reebok continues to develop the idea of toning shoes.
For instance, Kim Kardashian was among the most enthusiastic clients. She wrote in her blog that it was difficult to believe how the footwear worked. It made her find balance, like a ball. Kim was one of the first celebrities, who supported the launch of the new product in 2009.
Kim Kardashian in Easy Tone Sneakers
Reebok is looking forward to the future success of the second updated line of EasyTone sneakers. According to the statistics, the main consumers of these sneakers are women (approximately 85%). Reebok expects an increasing interest in toning sneakers in relation to two sporting events next year, Euro-2012 and the Summer Olympics in London. After such huge events, a massive interest in sports clothing and footwear grows significantly.
New Line EasyTone Reebok
But we prefer not to repeat the advertisement of Reebok (given in the picture), since all the figures stated there are recognized as false.

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Blond Women Green Haired

Blond Women Green Haired
Some of the blondes who moved into a new district in Anderslöv, Sweden, suddenly discovered they had started off a new hair fashion when they saw that their hair had acquired a distinct greenish color!
Soon the new hue was tracked down to the water in their showers that was suspected of having an abnormally high level of copper.
The water was tested and found to be all right, but the color change was due to extra copper in the water. It emerged that hot water, passing through uncoated pipes, began to peel the copper layer and one day became practically a kind of a dye.
The percentage of the transformed blondes who want to keep their shower water that way hasn’t been revealed.

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Woman Using L’Oreal Hair Dye

Using L’Oreal Hair Dye
A worldwide available hair dye put a woman in a coma that lasted almost a month!
A 38-year-old Brit, Julie McCabe, set about dyeing her hair on October 30. She used L’Oreal Superior Preference. Since she had been going through the motions every six weeks for a number of years before she had no earthly reason to expect that anything might come amiss. But it did.
While McCabe was getting herself primed, she felt an allergic reaction setting in. In a while it became so strong that her breathing became painful and strained. An ambulance was called and – her father recounted to the BBC – while she was being taken to a hospital, her heart stopped beating.
Yet the question what actually caused the reaction remains. While McCabe’s doctors are not ready to commit themselves on the subject, her father puts it down to the chemical para-phenylenediamine, also known as PPD.
By a European Union trade regulation, para-phenylenediamine can be used in a hair dye as long as its presence doesn’t exceed 6%. Nevertheless, a US study showed that PPD can bring up the rate of bladder cancer; another study published four years ago in the British Journal of Medicine disclosed a link between the exposure to the chemical and allergic reactions.
The McCabe case may tip the scales of the estimation of PPD’s harmfulness, and the sufferer’s lawyers intend to play up the issue in the eyes of other hair dye users.
L’Oreal hastened to express their concern over the lady’s misadventure. They ventured no comment because the real reasons behind the coma-resulting reaction are still unclear. But they assured that any information of the dye’s ingredients had been given over to McCabe’s family and doctors to help them formulate a theory.
While boffins are working on it, not a bad idea is to steer clear of any hair dye containing any amount of PPD.

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More Paracetamol Overdose Death

More Paracetamol Overdose Death
The news has shocked the people in Britain and in many other countries. A young 20-year-old mother died after drinking just a little more paracetamol, than she had been prescribed.
The young woman was prescribed paracetamol as a pain-killer medication after a surgery on her breast. Her name was Desiree Phillips, and a benign tumor in her breast had been removed at the beginning of this year. But the woman continued to feel discomfort and pain. To cope with the pain, she was prescribed paracetamol.
Desiree suffered from pain and allowed herself a few extra pills of paracetamol. During the first 9 days after the surgery, her liver had been almost destroyed by paracetamol drugs. The doctors tried to save her by means of a liver transplant, but it did not work, and the new organ was rejected by her body. The young woman died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
The girl’s parents were shocked. The father said his daughter had been prescribed 8 paracetamol tablets a day. But she took a little more. Externally, the overdose did not reveal itself, the woman looked fine and felt good. However, it should be remembered that even two extra paracetamol tablets per day can cause tremendous harm to the liver if the overdose lasts for 2-3 weeks. That is exactly what happened to the 20-year-old Desiree. The diagnosis of “liver failure” turned out to be irreversible for the young woman. Desiree had a one-year-old son and a husband.
Now the friends and the relatives of the deceased woman make every effort to inform a greater number of people about the dangers of paracetamol. They are outraged that doctors do not warn about the danger and believe that the packages of such dangerous drugs must have labels clearly saying that “medicine is killing”, just as in the case with cigarettes.

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Healthy Tips at Risk for Hip Fracture

HealthNFitnessTips:  Hip fractures are common among seniors, and their risk increases with age.

The Risk Factors for Hip Fractures include:
  • Being 65 or older.
  • Being female.
  • Having a slender build, being Asian or white, or having a family history of hip fracture.
  • Getting insufficient dietary calcium.
  • Having poor balance, arthritis, vision problems or being frail.
  • Having dementia or another issue with memory.
  • Taking certain medications that lead to side effects including dizziness or weakness.

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Working Mothers Are Happier

Working Mothers Are Happier
Working mothers have better health and are less prone to depression, as evidenced by the new study conducted in the University of North Carolina.
Since 1991, the researchers have been studying 1364 mothers from the moment of birth and to the period when their children became 10 years old. The scholars were interested to know the impact of the career on the mothers’ welfare (the experiment involved the mothers, who worked full time or part-time and who were housewives).
The verdict is as follows: the mothers, who work, have the best health and psychological balance. There is no much difference, whether the mother works full-time or part-time.
The mothers, who work part-time, also showed the best resistance to depression, and the mothers, staying at home, were more prone to depressive states.
The mothers, working part-time, pay more attention to the raising of their children, while the mothers, working full-time, and housewives have little or no opportunity to participate in their children’s education (the children of pre-school age are taken into account).
So, we are right, when we demand more lenient working conditions, but at the same time do not abandon the job altogether.

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Health Tips to Keep Diabetes in Holidays

HealthNFitness Tips:  Holiday parties, desserts and buffets can throw your diabetes meal plan way off-track.
 How to enjoy the holidays in diabetic:
  • Enjoy a healthy snack before you go to a party, or pack one to take with you.
  • Have small portions from the holiday buffet, and make your table far away from the food.
  • Stick to low-calorie drinks, and limit alcohol to one drink a day for women or two drinks a day for men.
  • Skip poultry with skin, ham with a honey glaze, and creamy side dishes and sauces.
  • Opt for veggie-based, light side dishes, especially fresh vegetables.
  • Enjoy fresh fruit, instead of a piece of pie.
  • Make socializing with friends and family the focus of the season, rather than food.
Related Sites: Pharmacyproductinfo, Pharmacy News.

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    Teenage Son Become a Girl

    The Maines twins were born identical boys, but before long their lives swerved apart so drastically that now they are living as brother and sister.
    When brothers Wyatt and Jonas were getting on to four, Wyatt began to show his preference for dolls; he also loved donning girls’ clothes and high heels and walk about the house like this.
    No-one paid much attention to that until the day when Wyatt stepped out dressed in his mother’s shoes and a sequined shirt. His parents wanted to know then if he felt comfortable in that kind of clothes and got an affirmative reply, according to the Boston Globe. Brother Jonas also told his dad that he’d better accept his brother as a girl and daughter.
    It was an idea that didn’t sink in at once. Father, Wayne Maines, had been dreaming of handing down his passion for hunting to his sons and couldn’t wait until he would take them out to the Maine woods and hunt deer together. He admitted to the ABCNews that he fretted over the transition and felt as if he was “losing a son.”
    Deciding to live with it, the Maines held a family council when the children turned nine, explaining to them the meaning of freedom, but also about fear, evil and hate that may also become part of their lives.
    Other lessons their father taught them were to walk through life with integrity and pride taking care of one another and staying loyal to their friends.
    The parents went on to engage help of the Children’s Hospital Gender Management Services Clinic that offers ground-breaking services for teaching parents how to handle a transgender child and recognize his or her emotional and medical difficulties.
    Now, at 14, Wyatt is definite that his is a girl’s life. She is known as Nicole and acts like a sister to his brother Jonas. She says she has always been looking on herself as a girl and it makes her “cringe” whenever she thinks of being a boy.
    The only thing Nicole lacks is having a female body and she means to get it! She needs a body “that matches up to my image of myself’’ and intends to undergo gender reassignment surgery as soon as she can.
    Teenage Son Become a Girl
    In the common course of events such a surgery isn’t performed before the applicant turns 18; moreover, in New England where the Maines family lives there are no hospitals that do that kind of operation. It will be either Montreal or Philadelphia for Nicole to finally realize her wish. Meanwhile she is half excited, half anxious about the possible pain and the outcome of the surgery.

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    Weight Loss During Pregnancy

    Weight Loss During Pregnancy
    Overweight women can control their weight gain during pregnancy safely, without any threat for themselves or the child, as well as lose excess weight, sticking to the rules of proper nutrition.This is the conclusion made by Australian researchers from the Ramsay Health Care medical center after conducting a special study published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal.
    As recommended by the US Institute of Medicine, the women with normal body weight should gain 11-15 kg during the period of pregnancy, the women with excess weight – 7-11 kg, and obese women – 9.5 kg.
    However, for many pregnant women with evident signs of obesity it is useful to get rid of extra pounds rather than to gain weight during this period. This will not harm their health and the health of the child and will also reduce the risk of possible complications during pregnancy, such as diabetes and hypertension, associated with overweight.
    The researchers have analyzed the data from four randomized clinical trials in which 537 pregnant women received advice on healthy eating and were told to keep daily records and count their calories. It was found that the pregnant women, who took care of their diet and controlled body weight, gained 6.4 kg less weight on average, compared with those, who did not. Also it has been revealed that a decrease in body weight during pregnancy causes no harm to the health of children.
    According to Dr. Raul Artal, head of the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, women with obesity can maintain body weight during pregnancy, or even lose up to 4 kg, without any damage to their health and that of a child.
    The scientists do not advise pregnant women to have a strict diet. Instead, they recommend to consult a doctor and find the right diet and physical activity level.
    Pregnancy is the perfect time to start a healthy lifestyle and approach healthy weight!

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    Weight News of the Week

    Weight News of the Week
    Today, we have combined three main news on the topic of excess and insufficient weight. On the one hand, obesity is bad for the career, and on the other hand, underweight is also useless. In any case, many of us gain weight every winter. Try to avoid fluctuations of weight!

    Most People Gain Weight in Winter

    According to statistics, in the cooler months of the year more people feel relaxed. For example, in Australia, about 80% of women in the winter refuse training.
    Thus, a person accumulates strength during winter to spend it later. This regime is adherent to all people without exception, as the experts believe.
    But according to the British nutritional foundation, many people gain weight (from about 500 grams to 2 kilograms) during winter. The American experts have found that excess weight, gained during this period, is accumulated over the years and may later cause obesity.

    Excess Weight Affects the Career

    This was the conclusion of the study, confirming the theory that a person earns more, if the productivity of his work is higher. In its turn, obesity inhibits the working process.
    Being overweight is associated with a large number of absences and spending more on paying the sick leave certificates. In some countries there is even a penalty for obese workers.
    The connection between the weight of the woman and her salary is also well-known (in the eyes of employers, the weight is a direct reflection of the person’s health status). In particular, statistics shows that overweight women are less likely to get a work.

    Low Weighing People Bear Surgeries Harder

    According to the scientists at the University of Virginia, body mass index can be used to predict risks and the outcome of rehabilitation.
    According to doctor George Stakenborg, for thin patients the risk is especially high during 30 days after surgery. This conclusion was based on the data analysis of about 190,000 patients, who had undergone various surgical procedures in 183 hospitals in 2005-2006.
    What causes this tendency is still a question to be answered by the doctors. Perhaps low weighing people initially felt worse, and it caused their weight loss.

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    Keep your Body Guessing

    Keep your Body Guessing
    As many fitness advisors and health professionals have noted for a while now, the best fitness programs are definitely the ones that provide different types of exercise for someone trying to get in shape. The term “muscle confusion” is often used, and it means simply that you do not do the same thing over and over. You continue to surprise the muscle or muscle group with all kinds of tricks so that it will continue to respond to the stimulation.
    In some ways, muscle confusion is also meant to confuse the brain as well. The phenomenon known as “plateauing,” which many weightlifters and athletes experience, is just as much mental as it is physical. When someone plateaus, it means that they experience no gain in performance for the same amount of work done in the gym. This happens because exercises become mentally easier before they become physically easier. In actuality, you are repeating the exercise over and over again so that your brain will get out of the way and let the muscle actually do the work. Your brain does not become comfortable with exercises for about two weeks.
    After this, the ease that you experience is simply the brain being comfortable enough to let your body handle the exercises. You have not actually improved your physical performance. However, if you keep your body guessing, your muscle must respond and will continue to grow, and your mind has no time to become familiar with the exercises.
    The same type of effect occurs with inner health and nutrition. If you eat the same foods over and over again, your body will eventually develop a sort of defense against the vitamins and minerals becoming incorporated into your system, kind of like headache medicine (your tolerance increases the more you take it). However, the true advantage of exotic fruits like those contained in drinks like Monavie is that they surprise your body into accepting the nutrition in the drink. Monavie contains many fruits, such as the acai, which are very good for you.
    If you incorporate the philosophy of keeping your body guessing in both your outer exercises and your inner health, you will experience the phenomenon of continually increased health over a long period of time. This is the philosophy of many cultures with people who live much more productive lives into longer ages, such as South American cultures and subcultures in the richer parts of Africa.

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    Lauren Scruggs Sustains Serious Injures

    Lauren Scruggs Sustains Serious Injures
    It turned out to be a really fateful air flight for Lauren Scruggs, best known as fashion expert at the wardrobe department of Gossip Girl, who finished her pleasure trip with crucial damage inflicted on her left-side part of the body, including the loss of her left hand.
    As was reported by Dallas’s Fox 4 News, on Saturday Scruggs boarded a two-seater plane intending to enjoy the sight of the state’s Christmas illumination from above. As she, upon the completion of her flight at a private airport in McKinney, Texas, climbed down from the plane, she chanced to come too close to the airplane propeller that was still spinning.
    Scruggs’ family spokesperson described the accident in a post on the Caring Bridge website informing the public that she was stricken down as “she walked into the front of the prop… Lauren’s hand, head, and shoulder area were hit.”
    While the FAA is yet to look into the details of the incident, the 23-year-old model and author of the fashion blog LOLO underwent a series of emergency operations; her left hand was amputated.
    The subsequent piece of news posted Monday afternoon informed that Scruggs had successful surgery and was with her family in ICU. While she retained the vision of her right eye her left one remained bandaged and its ability to see was still doubtful. Apart from that she is on her way to recovery.

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    Rock of Ages Starring Tom Cruise

    Rock of Ages Starring Tom Cruise
    According to the Statistical Office of the European Union, every fourth woman in Great Britain suffers from obesity at the age of 18 to 24 years.In comparison, excess weight is characteristic of only 12.7% of young Frenchwomen, it is typical of 14.4% of Spanish girls, while in Italy extra weight affects only 9.3% of the Italians, despite the country’s love for pizza and pasta.
    British men have no smaller weight problems. According to the statistics, 22.1% of them are overweight, and it is the second-worst performance after Malta.
    The experts have also found that the proportion of people with overweight and obesity has increased in all 19 EU member states, where the statistics was obtained. These data suggest that obesity in women is associated with the level of education: the better education a woman has, the more slender her female figure is.
    Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a report calling British men some of the fattest in Europe, and British people in general – one of the most sedentary nations.

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    Health Tips to Eat at Fast-Food Restaurants


    HealthNFitness Tips:  Rolling through the drive-through doesn't mean you’re healthy diet have to take a nose-dive. 

    The suggestions for healthier fast-food choices:
    • Stick to a regular or junior-sized meal or sandwich. Avoid anything labeled as jumbo, super-sized, deluxe, giant or big-sized.
    • Stick to lean meats that have been broiled or grilled. Skip fattening condiments in favor of veggies or a dash of mustard.
    • Order a sandwich on an English muffin, instead of a biscuit or croissant.
    • Stick to fresh veggies at the salad bar, avoiding heavy dressings, croutons, cheeses and bacon bits.
    • Opt for lean chicken, rather than beef.
    • Stick to thin-crust veggie pizza without too many toppings or extra cheese.

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    Victoria’s Secret Angels Lose Pregnancy Weight

    Victoria’s Secret Angels Lose Pregnancy Weight
    We will not stop admiring how great – even better than before – Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima look after the birth of their children (and their kids are also our favorites!).
    The head of Victoria’s Secret marketing says that “angels” have become “more beautiful than ever”, because, in his opinion, they have a special confidence now, they are committed and they know they are capable of anything. Of course, genetics, physical exercise in a gym, and a strict diet played an important role in weight loss and the girls’ changing.

    Miranda Kerr

    Perhaps, of all the mothers, Miranda Kerr benefited most. Her slender figure got feminine shapes, her movements became more graceful, and her smile became more radiant – not for nothing, after all, was she entrusted with the demonstration of a precious bra!
    Miranda Kerr weigh loss after pregnancy

    Miranda Kerr


    I was asked to do it after I gave birth. That was awesome. It’s such an honour.
    The girl struggled with her extra pounds with the help of yoga, pilates, and strength training. And she deliberately chose the programs that she could run at home, in her living room:
    I do have less time, but I do try to exercise every day. I exercise at home with my son playing around with his toys on the floor.
    The model believes that watching the way she trains, Flynn, her rosy-cheeked and handsome son, will get used to the idea that sport is an essential part of daily routine. The same can be said about a healthy diet, of which Kerr is a follower.
    Miranda Kerr with son
    As a rule, her breakfast consists of fresh fruit with yogurt, eggs, and rye bread with avocado. For midday lunch, she usually has a salad with tuna and green tea, while fish steak with vegetables (pumpkin is a priority here!), green salad, and tea are for dinner. It sounds, by the way, very appetizing!

    Doutzen Kroes

    Doutzen Kroes says that ABS (Abdominal – Back – Spine) strength training helped her return the usual shape:
    Abs, abs, lots of ab exercises all the time.
    Doutzen Kroes weigh loss after pregnancy

    Doutzen Kroes


    In addition, she excludes carbohydrates from her diet before important events, replacing them with protein food (several times a day in small portions), and drinks fresh juices (no chemicals!). The result is obvious. And it can easily be seen on her body, of course.
    The model is convinced that after the birth of the first baby, her body has changed, and she likes this metamorphosis:
    I wish every woman can feel so sexy after birth. It’s your body but it’s also a feeling.
    Despite the high fees, the Dane model firmly believes that the main thing is to stick to a regime. And if she has to work overtime, she may allow herself a few days of rest.
    The beautiful blonde gladly takes Phyllon to the shooting with her, but only if it is not far away from home. Kroes says that the boy is too young to become a traveler.

    Alessandra Ambrosio

    Alessandra Ambrosio, who became a mother nearly three years ago, quickly gained the previous shape. Now, the “angelic” beauty is happy with her body, like never before:
    I’m definitely more proud of my body now. Our bodies are changed as we get older, and I’m more conscious of it now. Now, I’m a woman doing the show, not a girl.
    Alessandra Ambrosio weight loss

    Alessandra Ambrosio


    The young mother says that her preparation for the show begins a few weeks before it. In particular, she does not eat chocolate (though it is not always required of her). Recently, she does not have much time for sports, so she prefers to spend time with her daughter Anna, who, despite her young age, is a true fashion lover:
    She loves dressing up, and there is always a lot of dress up here. There are wings – so much fun for her!
    Alessandra Ambrosio with daughter Anna

    Adriana Lima

    But Adriana Lima had to do her best (both literally and figuratively) more than others. A week before the very important display, the model had to start an extremely strict diet, which consisted of only water and special protein shakes. She also began to actively attend sports classes (twice a day!), boxing in particular.
    Adriana Lima weight loss

    Adriana Lima


    The results were quite soon to come: some argue that the Brazilian model has become even “hotter”, while others criticize her for promoting anorexia.
    Adriana says that she just has the same approach to many things, as athletes have, and she does not have to stick to this severe diet all the time! That is the way she prepares for the show. After the show, she again goes back to normal life and eats whatever she wants.
    Judging by how elegant Lima currently is, she has not yet kept her word about eating everything she wants.
    Adriana Lima with her family

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    Women Still Do Most of Domestic Chores

    Women Still Do
    The talks that women now have more freedom, and men no longer play the traditional roles seem nothing more than words. Since statistics shows that we still wash, clean, and do the washing up, while men continue to be remote from it.
    The statistics concerns the British society, and one can infer that the situation is no better in other countries.
    What really happens at the same time, when we are happy to see men changing?
    Women continue to spend more time cooking, cleaning, washing, and putting things in order. According to the recent statistics, a woman devotes 10 hours per week, or 85 minutes a day, to cope with these chores, while men spend 57 minutes per day working about the house.
    Moreover, the general time of 10 hours per week significantly increases when women have children. Mothers with children spend 16 hours a week doing their household chores (while their partners devote 11.6 hours per week working about the house).
    During the period of a year, women spend three full weeks on housework, while their husbands spend two weeks.
    What takes most of our time?
    • 105 minutes a week are the time for cooking
    • 77 minutes are for washing and ironing
    • 68 minutes are spent cleaning the house
    Let us compare it with the time spent by men:
    • 66 minutes are for cooking
    • 30 minutes are spent washing and ironing
    • 36 minutes are devoted to cleaning
    And what do British women want? Do they want complete equality? And what for, one can ask. Is it unpleasant for them to do it all for their family? Do they regret spending three weeks a year to make the lives of their nearest people (and their own, too) more convenient, clean and comfortable? There are many women in the world, who spend more time on these activities, and most of them do not feel humiliated, because they do everything for their beloved ones. And what is your opinion?

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    Sports Week Provide Energy

    Sports Week Provide Energy
    The experts from Bellarmine University have found that in order to sleep 65% better at night and be awake during the day, you have to train at least 150 minutes per week.
    The scientists have conducted a study examining the physical activity of 2,600 men and women aged 18-85 years and the quality of their sleep.
    The people, who regularly visited the gym, said that they slept well at night, and did not feel sleepy during the day. The results of this study are important because of the spread of the world epidemic of insomnia, as the scientists say.
    Brad Cardinal of the University of Oregon, one of the authors of the study, believes that regular exercise can substitute for pills. In addition to improving sleep, sports volunteers did not complain of cramps in their legs in 68% of cases, and the problems with concentration were 45% less frequent. So sports should not be neglected!

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