Best Health Advice for Over Fifty

So you have hit the big five zero! Or maybe you went over the hill a while back, and seem to be flying down the other side faster than you had thought possible. As a youth, I remember thinking how ancient my grandparents looked, and now that I am a grandparent I am hoping that I still have a few good years left.

Here are a few issues that those of us over 50 need to pay close attention to.
Great Anti-Aging Advice
Preventing Bone Loss

As you age, bone loss begins to accelerate for a number of reasons. The body becomes less able to absorb the nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, both of which are important in bone synthesis. Also, intake of these nutrients tends to decline. Add those factors to a more sedentary existence, and you have bad news for your bones.

It is increasingly important to do weight-bearing exercises. That does not necessarily mean you need to go to the gym and lift more weights, but you should be up and on your feet as much as possible, so that both the bones and muscles continue to support your body and whatever else you might carry. If you just sit most of the time, the muscles and bones will get weaker and weaker.

Walking is an excellent bone protector and so is running, biking, or dancing (any activity that keeps you on your toes).
Nutritional Needs Change

As metabolism slows, the body also needs fewer calories. The body needs 5 percent less energy per decade between ages 39 and 59, but needs 10 percent less from age 60 to 69 and 10 percent less over age 70. It would seem that you should eat less, but studies have found that older people tend to take in too little of the nutrients they need for optimal health. So, it is increasingly important to eat foods that are low in calories but nutrient dense.
Medication Side Effects

Bet you did not believe you would be taking medication on a regular basis, but most people over 50 are. These drugs can have an effect on things like appetite and nutrient absorption. One cholesterol medication interferes with the body’s use of vitamins A,D,E and K which can cause folate deficiency in the body. Each drug you take has its own set of side effects, so it is important to consult your doctor to be sure your medication isn’t robbing your body of what it needs.
Vulnerability to Injury Increases

If you think you are still young and over fifty, try standing on your head, doing a cart wheel or doing a flip like you did in the good old days. But be careful, you may end up in the hospital. You need to be more careful and wise when you participate in sports, exercise. Act your age!

Need More Sleep?

Getting enough sleep is particularly important after 50 since a lack can increase the risk of memory problems and depression, as well as nighttime falls.

Healthy Aging and Longevity Center: Exercise, Nutrition, and Lifestyle When You\’re 50 and Above
Find healthy aging information about treatments, exercise, nutrition, and your lifestyle in WebMD’s Over 50: Healthy Aging Center.

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To commemorate her birthday, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at
Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.

One of the musical numbers she performed was ‘My Favorite Things’ from the legendary movie ‘Sound Of Music’.

Here are the lyrics she used:

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses, Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don’t feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions, No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions, Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin’, Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin’, And we won’t mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I’ve had,
And then I don’t feel so bad.

15 Foods That Naturally Unclog Your Arteries

There Are Natural Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke

Your arteries are the rivers within you that continually transport essential nutrients and oxygen from your heart to the rest of your body.

A big part of staying healthy and keeping your arteries clean is your diet. After all, as they say, you are what you eat—it makes sense that your health reflects what you put into your body.

If you eat a lot of processed foods laden with saturated fats, chemicals, and toxins, all that gunk is going to cling to and clog up your arteries over time—increasing your risk of a serious heart-related problem, such as a heart attack or devastating stroke.

It’s been reported over and over that eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably organic) can really help prevent heart disease and other life-threatening ailments. It also helps scrub away built-up clogging plaque in our arteries.

There’s power in knowing that we have the choice to eat and consume healing, healthy foods that can help keep us healthy and strong.

Below is a list of some very special foods that are particularly effective in keeping arteries clean.

Eat garlic and eat it regularly—at least a clove a day. Raw or cooked, garlic adds a wonderful flavouring to all kinds of recipes, from soups and casseroles to salad dressing and roasted vegetables.

Dating back to ancient times, garlic has a long history of use in treating all kinds of heart-related diseases and hypertension. Studies have shown that high doses of garlic (2,400 mg of deoderized garlic per day) significantly lowers both diastolic and systolic blood pressure.

Also, studies have shown that eating it regularly can reduce harmful cholesterol by 10 percent or more and may prevent blood clots from forming.

Eating one to four cloves a day is estimated to provide 4,000 mcg of allicin, one of garlic’s most beneficial compounds. If you prefer to take a garlic supplement instead of eating raw garlic because of the strong smell, look for one with the active ingredient “alliin,” because this substance is relatively odorless until it is converted into allicin in the body.

Red seedless grapes are a good source of lutein—a carotenoid that’s been shown to help reduce early atherosclerosis. Recent studies have shown that lutein also helps prevent thickening of the carotid artery in the neck, an indication of atherolscrosis. It also lowers inflammation of LDL cholesterol in artery walls.
Concord Grape Juice

Juice made from whole Concord grapes is a powerful artery-clearing wonder—both grape-skin and grape-seed extract together have excellent heart health properties. They contain:

Quercetin, an antioxidant that prevents LDL cholesterol from sticking to the walls of arteries
Resveratrol, which removes inflammation and blood clots
Procyanidins, which helps keep blood vessels clear

You may have heard of red wine’s relaxing effect on the arteries. A new study indicates that Concord grape juice stimulates arterial relaxation in a similar manner—in fact, it even induced a prolonged relaxation effect (up to six hours) that has not yet been reported with red wine.

Dr. Valérie Schini-Kerth and a team of researchers of the Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg, France, found that Concord grape juice stimulated the production of nitric oxide in endothelial cells, providing a vasorelaxation effect. It is known that nitric oxide is important in the body’s natural system for maintaining healthy, flexible blood vessels and supporting healthy blood pressure.

This small but potent fruit contains over 17 compounds that help clear clogged arteries of plaque even better than vitamin supplements. These compounds are found in the anthocyanins that give cherries their red colour.

Cherries hold more antioxident power than well-known vitamin C and E supplements. What’s more, because cherries are whole food, they contain fiber and it is easier to absorb all of their wonderful nutrients.

Perfect to toss into your breakfast cereal, strawberries are also loaded with antioxidants, including vitamin C and E, ellagic acid, assorted carotenoids, and anthocyanins. They can cut cholesterol levels by 10 percent. Try to buy organic strawberries as non-organic strawberries tend to be heavily sprayed with pesticides.
Apples and Grapefruit

Both of these fruits contain pectin, a soluble fiber that lowers cholesterol. It has been shown in animal studies that pectin will slow down the progression of atherosclerosis and the clogging of arteries.

Apples are a rich source of “quercetin,” including potassium and magnesium—minerals that keep your blood pressure under control. A French study found that eating two apples a day can help prevent and reverse “hardening” of the arteries. The red delicious and granny smith varieties are also rich in procyanidins.
Sweet Potatoes

Full of cholesterol-lowering fiber, potassium, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C, sweet potatoes help to lower your blood pressure and keep your arteries clear.
Green Tea

Drinking just one cup a day will give great antioxident protection. The flavonoids in green tea are known as “polyphenols,” powerful antioxidants.

Green tea also contains procyanidins, which prevents blood clots from forming and promotes healthy endothelium—the tissues that line your blood vessels and heart.
Hawthorn Tea

Hawthorn berry extract can calm palpitations, help restore blood vessel elasticity, ease fluid build-up and stop fatty degeneration in the heart, help dilate coronary arteries, and reduce blood pressure.

Hawthorne can be used by those already on cardiac medication and may help you decrease your dosage.

To make a tea from them, buy a bag of organically grown berries at a natural food store and steep them in hot water. Hawthorn has not been shown to have any adverse side effects.
Olive Oil

Research has shown that not all fats are created equal. Olive oil, a monounsaturated fat, is on the list of “good” oils (other good sources of monounsaturated fats include avocados and nuts). Studies have shown that particles of LDL (bad) cholesterol that contain monounsaturated fats are less likely to become oxidized. This is important because only oxidized cholesterol is able to stick to your artery walls and form plaques.

Using a “cold-pressed” organic olive oil as your main source of oil may cut your risk of coronary heart disease almost in half.

Of course, remember—no matter how “healthy” the fat, it is still fattening. So go easy and do not eat to much. A good strategy is to avoid the bad fats, such as the cookies, ice cream, red meats, salt-laden cheese and butter, and to replace them with the healthier unsaturated fats.

While we’re on the subject of oils, a tip: Don’t use canola oil—unless it is organic, the overwhelming odds are that it is made from genetically modified canola.

Again, not all fats are alike. Omega-6 and omega-3 are both fatty acids; while the former has inflammatory effects, the latter fights inflammation. Most people eat diets overloaded with omega-6, which is found in vegetable oils like soybean or corn oil.

However, fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, herring, and tuna, are some of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acid nutrients. The American Heart Association recommends including two fatty-fish meals a week in your diet.

Wild salmon, in addition to tasting great, is really rich in omega-3, which makes the blood less likely to clot within your arteries, thus preventing cholesterol from becoming damaged or oxidized. (Farmed salmon is not recommended because it is full of toxins and far less omega-3s).

A nice combination for dinner is to include salmon and spinach—which will give you plenty of omega-3, vitamin C, and vitamin A, all very good for your arteries.

Note: It’s recommended to limit your consumption of tuna and halibut, as deep-water fish are known to have more toxins—salmon is definitely better.

We’ve already mentioned spinach. Why is it so good for you? It’s chock full of vitamins C and A. Both of these vitamins help prevent cholesterol from becoming “oxidized,” which in turn prevents clogging plaque from building up in your arteries.
Swiss Chard

This alternate leafy green is an excellent source of vitamin E, another antioxidant that helps prevent free radicals from oxidizing cholesterol. Eating a diet rich in vitamin E has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries.

Tomatoes are rich in carotenoid lycopene, an antioxidant that can nearly halve your risk of atherosclerosis. Tomato juice, soup, and ketchup (low-sodium choices) give you a more concentrated form of the antioxidant than fresh tomatoes.

Also, antioxidant-rich tomatoes may make LDL cholesterol much less susceptible to becoming oxidized—a first step in the formation of artery-clogging plaque formation.
Garbanzo Beans

All beans contain both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, two important parts of your diet that help remove cholesterol-containing bile rom your body. However, garbanzo beans are one of the best on the fiber front. They are also known to help prevent heart disease.
Happy Eating!

So, those are a few foods that are particularly cleansing—there are also several effective herbs that are easy to add to your diet. Happy eating folks! I wish you all great heart health!

Most sincerely,


Note: This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner. © Copyright 2009-2015 by Carol Weaver. Please do not copy without written permission of the author, thank you.

Health Benefits of Magnesium: Deficiency Symptoms and Foods

What is magnesium and what does it do?

Magnesium is a mineral and is primarily found in green leafy vegetables, nuts, legumes and avocado. In the human body, it is found in our bones, teeth and in red blood cells. Magnesium is vital for the effective function of muscular, nervous and cardiovascular systems.

In addition, magnesium assists with digestive functions and can help prevent bowel irregularities. Magnesium is a common ingredient in products used for relieving indigestion or constipation. A formula of magnesium is usually given to patients as a means to cleanse the bowels prior to some surgeries, examinations and procedures.
Benefits of Magnesium

Maintains healthy bones, nerves and muscle.
Helps regulate a healthy blood pressure level.
Can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome.
Supports cardiovascular health.
Supports a healthy nervous system.
Supports the muscular system and muscle health.
Supports the digestive system.
Can assist in maintaining mental clarity.
May prevent kidney stones.
May decrease insulin resistance.
Relieves fibromyalgia and reduces chronic pain.
Improves symptoms in asthma and emphysema.
Plays a role in supporting protein, calcium and potassium.

Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency occurs when the body does not have sufficient intake of the mineral, magnesium. Also, some medications and disorders may affect the effective use, absorption and excretion of magnesium in the body.

Magnesium deficiency is not uncommon in the US. It’s particularly common among African Americans and the elderly. webmd

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
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Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

Low Magnesium Symptoms:

Loss of appetite
Muscle cramps
Muscle spasms
Muscle weakness
Irregular heartbeat

Illnesses and Potential Secondary Effects of Magnesium Deficiency: (lack of magnesium may negatively affect some of the following pre-existing conditions, diseases and disorders)

Metabolic Syndrome
High Blood Pressure
Diabetes (increased risk of Type 2 diabetes)
Bulimia: diuretic and laxative abuse as well as excessive vomiting.
Dementia and Sun Downers
Cardiovascular Disease: Increased risk of stroke or heart attack
High LDL’s (bad cholesterol)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Leg and Hand Cramps
Restless Leg Syndrome
Premenstrual Syndrome
Noise Related Hearing Loss

Severe Magnesium Deficiency may cause:

Hypocalcemia: low levels of calcium in the blood.
Hypokalemia: low levels of potassium in the blood.

Does Magnesium Aid Sleep?

Insomnia is a symptom of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium does play a very important role in aiding the body in regulating slow. Of course there are many factors that can provoke insomnia but magnesium does play a role in how the body reacts to the need for sleep.

Magnesium affects muscle relaxation, diffuses adrenaline and directly affects the function of GABA receptors. GABA is the neurotransmitter that calms the brain and reduces anxiety. It reduces tension and works hand in hand with serotonin levels to help us find calmness. Plus, if you keep an eye on your diet you can further aid the process by adding melatonin inducing foods. The sweet combination of GABA, serotonin, melatonin, magnesium and other nutrients will help your body clock, heart and muscles work as they are meant to be.

So yes, magnesium does aid in regulating the body and its sleep cycle but we must also find a healthy balance in what we eat. All of these vital nutrients work together to help our brain regulate when we must be alert and when we must wind down. So be sure you are getting enough calcium and potassium too.
Who needs more magnesium?

In addition to those affected by the symptoms above, the following populations need more magnesium:

Diabetics: Diabetics with poorly controlled sugar generally have increased urine. Magnesium loss in urine is associated with hyperglycemia.

Alcoholics: 30% through 60% of alcoholics display low levels of magnesium. In addition, 90% of patients tested during alcohol withdrawal have shown significantly lower levels of magnesium.

Other populations, which may benefit from magnesium awareness:

Patients with Crohn’s Disease
Those with Gluten Sensitivity
Older adults

Desoxyn Tablet (desoxyn Gradumet) Information

What is Desoxyn and for what Desoxyn is used?

Desoxyn belongs to the amphetamine group of sympathomimetic amines. Desoxyn medication is used as a short-term aid to weight loss, and to help control certain behavioral problems in children. Desoxyn is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Desoxyn also may be used for a short time as part of an overall diet plan for weight reduction. Desoxyn is given only when other weight loss drugs and weight loss programs have been unsuccessful. Desoxyn should be used with caution if you have mild high blood pressure.

You should not take Desoxyn if you have glaucoma, advanced hardening of the arteries, heart disease, moderate to severe high blood pressure, thyroid problems, or sensitivity to this type of drug.

Desoxyn should not be used to treat children whose symptoms may be caused by stress or a psychiatric disorder. Desoxyn should not be used to combat fatigue or to replace rest.

How to Take Desoxyn

Take Desoxyn exactly as prescribed by health care provider. Swallow the capsules with a drink of water. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber’s advice.

What are the Side Effects of Desoxyn –

Like other medicines, Desoxyn can cause side effects. Some of the more common side effects of Desoxyn include

* Changes in sex drive
* constipation, diarrhea
* dizziness, dry mouth
* exaggerated feeling of well-being, feeling of unwellness or unhappiness
* headache, hives, impaired growth, impotence,
* increased blood pressure, overstimulation,
* rapid or irregular heartbeat
* restlessness, sleeplessness
* stomach or intestinal problems
* tremor, unpleasant taste

Side effects of Desoxyn Drug that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

.confusion or nervousness
.constipation or diarrhea
.difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
.drowsiness or dizziness
.dry mouth
.nausea, vomiting
.skin rash, itching, increased sensitivity to sun or UV light
.weight gain
Desoxyn intraction with other drugs:

Tell your prescriber or health care professional: about all other medicines you are taking including non-prescription medicines; if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol; if you smoke; or if you use illegal drugs. These can affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Warnings and precautions before taking Desoxyn :

* Desoxyn capsule must not be used during pregnancy as it may cause harmful side effects to the unborn child. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
* Talk with your physician or pharmacist if you are taking other medications along with Desoxyn.
* Breast Feeding – Mothers who are taking Desoxyn and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
* Patients should be warned that the effects of other drugs acting on the central nervous system, such as alcohol, barbiturates and other CNS depressants, may be potentiated by Desoxyn.
* Do not drink alcohol while taking Desoxyn. Alcohol may increase drowsiness caused by Desoxyn. It may also increase the risk of seizures.
* If you are taking the long-acting form of this medication, do not crush, chew or break the tablet; swallow the tablet whole.
* The safety and efficay of this medicine have not been studied in children and adolescents, hence it is not recommended for use in these age groups.

What if Overdose of Desoxyn ?

If you think you or anyone else taken overdose of Desoxyn, immediately telephone your doctor or contact your local or regional Poisons Information Centre Seek medical attention immediately. You may need urgent medical attention.

What if Missed Dose of Desoxyn?

If you miss a dose of Desoxyn medicine and you remember within an hour or so, take the dose immediately. If you do not remember until later, skip the dose you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage Conditions for Desoxyn:

Desoxyn should be stored below 86°F (30°C) in a tight, light resistant container. Keep the medication away from the children. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Diversify Home Health, Home Care And Hospice Services To Secure Your Agency’s Financial Future

Have you ever heard the advice to not put all your eggs in one basket? Well the advice is good, especially if you are a Home Health, Home Care or Hospice agency. “Putting all your eggs in one basket” in the Home Health, Home Care or Hospice industry means having only one line of business. In today’s environment, one line of business is a dangerous path to walk. Already we have seen repeated cuts to the Home Health reimbursement formula, and Hospice is under scrutiny and will probably see some rather dramatic cuts in the future. Some Home Care (Private Pay) agencies are seeing a decline in both clients and hours, as well. Just as the chant “location, location, location” is cited for a business success, diversification is the same for agencies in the Home Health, Home Care and Hospice industry.

As a Home Health or Hospice agency, you may be asking how you can diversify. You already take private insurance, much of which doesn’t even cover your expenses. Where can you diversify?

Years ago, many Home Health agencies invested in private duty services. Unfortunately, many of them tried to run these agencies the same way they ran the Medicare-Certified agencies. This turned out to be a less than a financial success for them and, as a result, most of the agencies closed their Private Pay agencies or sold them. I was one of those administrators running both types of agencies. Fortunately, the corporation that owned the agency I managed understood the differences required to successfully operate these two very distinct businesses. As a result, the internal structures and systems for Private Pay were run with entirely different staff and procedures. Fortunately, the Private Pay agency was a financial success and a great partner for the Medicare business.

In today’s environment, it may be wise for Medicare agencies to look again at the Private Pay industry and invest in another line of business that will not be subject to the changes of CMS. This holds true for both Medicare Home Health and the Hospice agencies. The opportunities in a Private Pay agency are endless. The services offered are as open and vast as the community served will support. By using the lessons learned from the previous attempts to diversify into Private Pay, the new line of business makes the difference between surviving and thriving.

For Private Pay (Home Care) agencies, diversification is just as important. By having only one or two lines of business, you will very likely have some down times with loss of revenues. Diversification of services helps to diminish the effects of the decline on your personal care or live-in services. There are so many opportunities in the Private Pay arena, it really is a matter of finding out what your marketplace will support and then developing it in such a manner that your customers will see value and buy.

Over the years I have seen some very creative and innovative Private Pay agency owners create truly unique services that were well received by their communities. One agency had a very viable service line in cruise companions. They had a high end senior population that were used to cruises, but because of declines in health and abilities, many of the seniors could no longer travel. The agency developed a contract with a major cruise line where they provided the personal care workers or aides that accompanied the senior on the cruise. The client paid for all the related cruise expenses as well as the daily live-in rate for the aide. Reportedly a great time was had by all.

Another agency developed a Mom and Babe program that catered to the large number of young, educated families in their geographic area. The program retained the services of an OB-GYN RN, who made the first visit to the home the day after the mother was discharged from the hospital. The aide, who was a trained doula, also accompanied the RN on the first visit. The services were bundled into either 5- or 7-day, 12 hour/day packages that included the RN visit and the 5 or 7 days of the specialty aide. The aide not only cared for the mother and baby, but tended to the home and other children, allowing the new mother and baby to have bonding time. The aide planned and cooked the meals and did the laundry and light housekeeping so that the mother could rest. The program, as mentioned, was sold as a package and made great shower gifts. The aide was available on an hourly rate to continue services beyond the package if the family wished, or her services could be bought by the family directly for however long they were needed.

As you can see, there is no limit to what your agency can provide. With appropriate due diligence and an ability to listen to what your community is seeking and willing to pay for, you can do anything. If you’re ready to plan a more secure financial future for your agency, contact us today to discuss the many diverse opportunities that are awaiting you.

How Yoga Helps To Improve Lovemaking?

Yoga helps in a number of ways. It relieves stress and gives mental peace. It keeps us fit and healthy. It also helps in improving lovemaking. Our great ancient yogis, sages and seers have recommended the sensible blending of sex and yoga to experience the divine ecstasy. There is no sex stimulant or aphrodisiac as efficacious and regarding as the yogasanas. For prolongation of sexual union and ecstasy the following asanas and bandhas are of special interest –

Padmasana (Lotus pose) – The padmasana is a basic and versatile pose symbolizing man’s spiritual growth, evolution, purity and peace. Padma means lotus. It is called padmasana because it is in imitation of lotus more in nature than in appearance. This posture is classic for meditation and pranayam.

Techniques –

• Sit erect on the floor with both your legs stretched in front.
• Bend the right knee folding the leg and put the foot high on the left thigh.
• Bring the left foot similarly and place it high on the right thigh.
• Both the knees should touch the ground and keep both the heels near navel. Keep the soles of the feet up turned.
• Spread out the arms and place the palms on the knees. Make a loop of the index fingers joined and stretched.
• Change the legs after some time. Now, keep the left leg first and then the right leg. It helps in developing the legs evenly.
• In the beginning you may feel pain in your knees and ankles, but practice makes it comfortable even for longer sessions.


• In this posture pelvis gets richer blood supply and tones up coccygeal and sacral nerves.
• It keeps the mind alert and steady and ankles and knees supple.
• For pranayama it is the best and the mind grows calm and clear.
• The erect spine makes one’s concentration strong and lasting. It helps in the awakening of Kundalini as it can be maintained for hours at a stretch without any discomfort.
• This pose also helps in removing constipation. During this meditative pose the production of carbon dioxide is reduced to the minimum.

Mula bandha – Mula literally means the root, source, foundation of the basis. In it, the portion between anus and scrotum is contracted and raised. This prevents apaana escaping from the lower body and draws it up to unite with prana.

Techniques –

• Sit in padmasana or siddhasana. Stretch your hands and fingers in Gyana Mudra
• Inhale deeply and retrain it. Press the chin against the chest in chin lock.
• Contract the region of lower abdomen between the anus and the navel towards your spine and pull it up towards the diaphragm.
• Now, contract and pull upwards the abdominal muscles and remain in the posture for a few seconds.
• Release the grip and sphinec and abdominal muscles, remove the chin lock. Exhale slowly and evenly.
• Repeat the cycle 3-5 times.


• It prevents apaana escaping from the lower body and draws it up to unite with prana.
• It increases sexual retention power and gives a person of great moral and spiritual power.
• It helps much in awakening the dormant kundalini by preventing the dissipation of pranic energy and changing it into a physical force.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

Health Advice

Where to go for a reliable health advice?
People can go many places to get a health advice.

Going to the internet:

With the internet the source for answers to a health question are only a click away. The problem, though, is many people rely too much on sources that may be unreliable for their health question answers.
Before the internet became a household commodity, people only went to one source for their health questions – they doctor.
Today, though, people are searching online and hitting online databases and message boards to get the health questions answered. This can spell trouble, though.

Going to the doctor:

A doctor or other health care professional is the best source for an advice to a health question. They have the training and knowledge necessary to provide an answer. The answer a person gets from a health care professional can be trusted. They can feel secure with the answer and know that they can follow the advice without harming themselves.

The best source for the answer to a health question has been and always will be a medical professional.

When a person seeks answers to a health question from an unqualified source they are putting their health at risk. Getting advice from someone whose only knowledge may be form a personal experience or something they read somewhere is dangerous. There are many things that can go wrong. A person could take the advice and end up with an allergic reaction or prolonging treatment for a serious illness or injury. Taking this type of advice should lead to further illness or injury.

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Health Advice For Better Living

If you are a person trying to find the best source of health advice, then here’s how to save you from lots of trouble. It is always a good thing to ask for advices regarding your health but asking alone won’t help. You must take action as well. Without action, those things would be empty words. I’m emphasizing this one because it is very important that you don’t just listen to the advice but rather, you listen and do what is advice. The action is much more important for this is where we see results. Anyway, if you want to learn more about health, this is the place to be.

Where should we get health advice? What are the most reliable sources? Well, here are some options that I know:

Internet – “if you want to know something, Google it!” pretty much true. It is indeed the widest and largest source of answers for health questions. It is also the easiest way to search for health advices. However, because the internet is created by people from all walks of life, we can’t be sure if these advices are reliable enough. It’s pretty risky to ask for health advice on the internet nowadays.
Doctor – a doctor is a professional health care person. He knows pretty much a lot about health. The doctor is the best source of advice about health and you can trust everything that the doctor advices you to do. You can simply follow what the doctor says without fear. If you really want a reliable source of advice about health, the doctor would be the number on the list.
Healthy People- these people are living testimonies. You don’t have to think twice because you can actually the results. You can see in them that what they advice you works well for them so in my opinion, they are perhaps one of the best sources of advice about health, next to doctors, that is.

I know that everybody wants to be healthy. Regardless of age, race and occupation, we all want to have a healthy and physically fit body. It is the best thing that we could give ourselves. It prolongs our life, allows us to have more happy memories, allows us to be physically and mentally active, promotes healthy relationships and gives us a happier life. So how can a person be healthy? Well, there are simple ways to follow but if you lack discipline, determination and dedication, it would be as difficult as painting the Eiffel tower pink using a nail polish brush.

First and foremost, a healthy diet is necessary. Eating the right foods and getting the right nutrition out of these foods would make you healthy. Gives you the right stuff that your body needs to function efficiently.
Exercise is also important. You need to be active. It is good that you always move around to make sure that you burn fats and get your body active. Find the right type of exercise that fits you to make it easier.
Rest is an essential part of being healthy. It allows your body to charge up for another day so has plenty of this.

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