Showing posts with label Health/Fitness/Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health/Fitness/Sports. Show all posts

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Who needs it?

Is colon cleansing necessary? What is its purpose? Colon cleansing has been believed to remove toxins from our gastrointestinal tract that may cause a variety of health problems. Although some critics say it’s generally unnecessary and at times may even be harmful. They believe that the digestive system and bowel naturally eliminate waste material and bacteria, thus our body does not need special diets or pills to do this. But if you believe on the advantages of colon cleansing, take the time to read several colon cleansing review out there. It may help you choose the best product for you.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Partnering Up for The Cure

We were devastated when we learned that our grandmother was diagnosed of stage II breast cancer a couple of years back. She has lived all her life in Bohol but she chose to stay with us back in Cebu when she had her treatments. I saw with my two eyes how difficult it was for her dealing with the chemotherapy but with God’s help, she made it through the storm. In the first quarter of 2006, I, on the other hand, found out that I had a lump on my left breast. The doctor told me that I need to undergo a biopsy procedure to check if the lump is malignant or not. Oh boy, I broke into tears inside the clinic’s ladies room. We have breast cancer history in our family and I was just so afraid that my biopsy will turn out to be malignant. I had it removed through an out-patient minor surgery and I was thankful that it was just benign.

Medical researchers continue to look for the cure for breast cancer. Cryo-Cell recently announced research partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in researching the potential treatment of breast cancer using stem cells collected from menstrual blood. Stem cells have already been used in Treating Diseases, including numerous types of malignancies, anemia's, inherited metabolic disorders and deficiencies of the immune system. Cryo-Cell’s research partnership with the NIH is a major step towards discovering potential breast cancer therapy.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Best Care for our Aging Loved Ones

Growing old is a reality of life that we have to face. When our loved ones reach old age, they need us one way or another. How do we show that we care? Do we hire caregivers and nurses to be with them? Or do we take care of them personally? Or do we entrust them to a senior placement? Perhaps all of these are good options depending on the situation that we’re in. Back in my country where family and relatives tend to live so close with one another, having some family member take care of our aging loved ones seems to be the viable option. But in a fast-paced, competitive and huge country like the U.S., where everyone needs to work to make both ends meet, and where you sometimes need to travel at least 2 hours to visit a family member, entrusting your oldies to the hands of the professionals and experts in home care is the best option. This is not going to be an easy time for you and your family, so it’s rather important to make the right choices. You don’t want to settle for anything less since the welfare of your loved ones is at stake. You want to give them the best so study your options, start your senior living search.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Ultimate Hunter's Package

Hunting wild animals as a hobby is never too late for everyone. If you’re the outdoorsy, you might want to explore the world of hunting. Do a research and find the best hunting equipments for you. You would never go wrong with the Nikon Ultimate Hunter's Package Promo. As part of their Black Friday Mania, Nikon is offering you a $144.90 savings if you purchase the package until December 1st. The package contains:

  • -ProStaff 3-9x40 Riflescope with BDC Reticle
  • -ProStaff Laser Rangefinder
  • -Silent Technology Rangefinder Case
  • -Mastering a Long-range shot with BDC DVD
  • -$50 NikonProGear Gift Card

The good news does not end there. For a limited time only, you would get an extra $20 off on Nikon Action Extreme ATB 10x50 Binoculars! It’s a high-quality, rugged binoculars for you or as a gift for your loved ones. Don’t take just my word for it, go and visit their web site today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Reduce stress...Take a break...

When was the last time you’ve looked at yourself in the mirror? Do you look your age or do you think you look 10 years older than your real age? Is it your work, your family, or your financial situation that’s stressing you out? Well, whether we like it or not, stress is an essential part of life. It is the way that we handle stress that matters. Do you let it get to you or do you focus on some positive things in life instead? Not all people are very good in dealing with stress, that’s why lifestyle companies like The Stress Institute came to exist. It is founded by Dr. Kathleen Hall, a world renowned expert in stress and work-life balance. A group of prominent physicians and professionals will help you provide solutions and practices in order to reduce stress in our day to day living. Even just simply knowing the right breathing techniques will make a huge difference. If you want to achieve a stress-free life, take it easy and visit an institute for stress and anxiety near you!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Get to know your Game

Are you a golf enthusiast? Do you want to know where you stand when it comes to your playing ability? Then you came to the right page. has been in online club golf handicap service for both amateur and novice golfers for years. They are trusted to provide smart, accurate, and easy to use web-based service for golf handicap calculations. A golf handicap is a numerical measure of an amateur golfer’s playing ability. The purpose of the system has always been to attempt to level the playing field for golfers of differing abilities, so that those golfers can compete equally. Handicap systems are not used in professional golf though.

What’s good with is that the golfer, club, association, or community need not install any golf handicap calculation software. Everything is online and available easily through an Internet standard Web browser such as Microsoft Explorer or others. Just log in and post your scores online, print your Handicap card online and use it at any USGA tournament. This is your ultimate golf course software.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Point and Click

If reading "The Most Dangerous Game" excited you, or if you’ve ever wondered if you had the stuff to be a super-stealthy-army sniper/ninja elite, then paintball is for you! I’ve never actually played it myself but my hubby does. And here’s what he has to say about it: "One of the funniest things I’ve ever done is playing paintball. It’s more exciting than super-nintendo, easier than a tour of duty in Iraq, and you can still be friends with all the people you shot at the end of the day. I remember my very first game of paintball, there were 3 of us against 3 of "them". "Them" being some co-workers that I didn’t know very well. We later became great friends. It started out as a boring morning when a friend came over and said, "get up and let’s go do something fun!" I wanted to tell him where he could put his fun, but then my curiosity got the better of me and I gave it a try. After a short drive out to the woods, and a brief instruction on what a paintball gun is, how to wear eye protection, and what people to shoot and not shoot, we were off and running. Not literally. I was really trying my best to look like a skinny tree in the middle of a bunch of real skinny trees. I wasn’t doing a great job of it, but nobody seemed to notice, as 2 of the 3 people on the other team walked within spitting distance. Blah...blah...blah..."

Anyway, you get the picture. My hubby can go on forever talking to me about his paintball experience. He sure sounds like he enjoyed it. And if you already know how much fun it is, then rush on over to Ultimate Paintball’s site. They sell top selling guns and they even have cool BT Paintball stuff to upgrade your current paintball gun, or get yourself a new one if you don’t have one yet.

Wife Carrying Contest in Finland

I find this funny and strange but it's actually a sport in Finland. I'm talking about the wife carrying contest in Finland where the prize is the wife's weight in beer.

Despite the humorous aspect of this sport, it actually has deep roots in Finland history. It's supposedly reminiscent of a past in which men courted women by running to their village, picking them up, and carrying them off. The festival originated in the 19th century when it was common practice in Finland to steal women from neighbouring villages.

The objective of the contest is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The track has two dry obstacles and a water obstacle, about one meter deep. The wife to be carried may be his own, the neighbour’s or he can choose any woman over 17 to be the symbolic wife for the event. Several carrying styles may be used like piggyback, fireman's carry (over the shoulder), or Estonian-style (the wife hangs upside-down with her legs around the husband's shoulders, holding onto his waist). Cool, eh!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pinoy bodybuilder "Jerick Ternida" wins in US

Presenting the Pinoy "Arnold Schwarzenegger"... He is Jerick Ternida, 37 y/o, 6th time Mr. Philippines Winner, now the first Filipino to win MuscleMania Universe Bodybuilding Competition in the U.S.

This is another Philippines' pride. He is now paving the way for other Pinoy bodybuilding athletes who dream of competing in the US. Click here for the full story.

Snack Naturally with YoNaturals

Bid adieu to junk foods, welcome Yo Naturals for healthy school vending. YoNaturals Vending is the perfect natural and organic choice for schools, offices, malls, parks, etc. It offers a wide selection of the tastiest organic snacks, beverages, meals, energy bars and dried fruit. They can put up their YoZone and YoThirsty healthy vending machines in your schools with free nationwide delivery. This could be a good start to curb childhood obesity.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Manny Pacquiao triumphs once again

Manny "The Pacman" Pacquiao makes the Filipinos all over the world proud once again as he won the fight against the Mexican fighter "Dangerous" David Diaz last Saturday, June 28th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The undisputable 9th round KO victory of Pacquiao over Diaz made him the new WBC Lightweight Champion. I've watched the fight on an internet full streaming video and I feel so proud of his victory. I've seen the news on tv which showed thousands of Filipinos united all over the world hoping for Pacquiao to win. This may sound funny but it's been reported that there has been no recorded criminal incident from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the day of the fight. Apparently, even criminals stayed glued to radio and television sets to watch the big event. Anyway, big congratulations to Manny Pacquiao for being the 1st Asian boxing champion to win 4 world titles in 4 separate weight divisions.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Our New Treadmill

I am so excited about our newly-bought treadmill. After so many weeks of trying to find out which equipment to buy best, we decided to get a SOLE F-85 treadmill. Of course, we considered the price and the features. We don't want to spend like crazy on an exercise equipment however, we also want to have a durable one that we can run on. I think we made a great purchase on this one.

We like the fact that it is an easy-assist folding treadmill since right now we just have a limited space in our house. The motor is 3.5 HP Continuous Duty (DC Type) which is what you should be looking for if you want a durable and whisper drive (low noise) motor. The warranty for its frame, deck and motor is Lifetime while its electronics and wear items is 5 years. The console features are exactly what we were looking for -- up to 15% maximum incline, 0.05--12 mph speed, built-in cooling fans, built-in speakers which allow you to hook up any MP3 player or iPod for easy listening, wireless chest strap heart rate control transmitter which helps you monitor your pulse. The information that is displayed at all times include Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace. This machine can handle users up to 400 lbs. which is good if you don't only want to walk but jog as well. It has also a 20X60 running surface which is so important since Jeff has very long strides.

It's time to get in those running shoes and start shedding off some pounds. For your treadmill needs, check out this link. This is NOT a paid post.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Stability Ball

A month ago, while we were buying stuff at Walmart, a mass display of Cory Everson's Pilates Set worth 20 bucks held my interest. This includes (2) 2 lb. toning balls, workout DVD, exercise wall chart, light resistance latex band and of course, the 65 cm. anti-burst stability ball. We bought it but after using it twice, I became lazy and forgot about it. It wasn't until this afternoon that I notice it again, resting idly in the corner of the computer room. I thought I should start using it again, afterall, there's a lot of benefits that this ball has to offer. It can improve muscle strength and endurance in all of the major muscle groups. Training with the ball can improve muscle tone, increase muscle endurance and strength, restore or improve flexibility, enhance spinal stability, complement one's resistance, help lose weight, and lastly, improve your balance, posture and coordination. The ball is also ideal for stretching and offers additional options to traditional static stretching. Traditional stretching usually requires you to stretch on the floor and it can be difficult to move into and out of stretching positions.