Posts tagged ‘Fitness’

September 19th, 2014

Techniques on Removing Fluoride in Drinking Water

by Jonathan Cogley

Presence of fluoride in drinking water leads to serious effects on human. Fluoride in traces promotes dental health. On excess amounts causes serious effects on humans such as crippling bones and discoloration of teeth. There are some techniques for the removal of fluoride in drinking water to control these effects.

Defluoridation is the process of removal of fluoride from water. This technique is expensive. During the process of removing fluoride, accumulation of unnecessary toxic sludge in the drinking water. It may cause some health hazards but it can be controlled by taking proper care while processing. Defluoridation process is divided into three basic types depending on the mode of action.

  • Based on chemical reaction with fluoride
  • Based on adsorption process – activated charcoal, processed bone
  • Based on ion exchange process – anion and cation exchange resins

Techniques for the removal of fluoride from drinking water (defluoridation) include:

  • Reverse osmosis filtration: Reverse osmosis filtration is used to remove fluoride from bottled water. So most of the bottled water contains no fluoride. This technique is unaffordable for personal use. In this hydraulic pressure is applied to the concentrated solution to counteract the osmotic pressure. Thereby pure water is separated from the concentrated solution and collected at the bottom stream of the membrane.

  • Activated alumina defluoridation: These filters are used by locale where fluoridation in water is prevalent. These filters are relatively expensive and need to change frequently. It is a better option for home based removal of fluoride from drinking water. In this process, alumina is processed to create pores on it. Then it attracts the fluoride atoms present in the water and forms a large mass. Finally it can be separated from pure water by distillation or sedimentation process.

  • Distillation filtration: It is one of the defluoridation technique for the removal of fluoride from drinking water. These are commercially available distillation filters that can be bought to remove fluorides from drinking water. This technique is reliable, advanced and efficient method for removal of fluoride from water. In this process, fluoride drinking water is taken into the distillation apparatus. Water is heated to form vapor. As the vapor is passed into the condenser, the flow of cooling water reduces the temperature of the vapor and forms liquid droplets. This pure water is separated from the residue and can be used for drinking purpose.

  • Electrolysis: The principle involved in the electrolysis process of defluoridation is adsorption. This process does not require addition of chemicals. In this, fluoride is precipitated with the freshly prepared aluminum hydroxide which is generated by the anodic dissolution of aluminum ions in electro chemical cell. The advantage of this process is it occupies less space and consumes less energy. It does not need any pre and post treatment.

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October 10th, 2012

Tips to Get Out of Obesity

by Jonathan Cogley

Obesity is a kind of slow poison that may not harm you initially. But if a person becomes lazy and eats whatever junk food without maintaining a proper diet will suffer more in later stages of his life. It takes years of effort to reduce your body weight. If you really want to be healthy, you need to control your diet or maintain a proper diet that helps in losing your weight. Along with this, you need to work hard with maintaining regular exercise schedules. The following are simple and easy tips to get rid of your obesity.

  • You can burn your fat by regular dieting and physical workout. You must reduce intake of calories and salt from your diet. The high amount of sodium with a combination of fat results in retaining water in the body which in turn results in accumulation of fat body or weight gain.


  • Restrict consuming food that contains high calories because fats generally target the body parts which are already thicker than other body parts.


  • Regular exercise is the most important thing to do. Aerobics training classes, physical fitness classes, yoga are considered as an effective way to get rid of obesity. In order to get rid quickly, you need to exercise daily.


  • Avoid taking junk food, canned food, packed food, oily food etc in your dietary plan. Ensure you take all the green leafy vegetables, fruits, nutritious food in your diet. The substances like pectin, fiber can help you make your appetite full.


  • Drink as much as water you can. This helps your body keeping hydrated by removing toxic materials.

These tips can help you get out of obesity, if you follow them regularly. Don’t neglect your body weight gain in the initial stages, consult a good medical practitioner for maintaining a diet that helps in reducing weight gain or body fat.
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April 20th, 2011

Nutrients to be Included in the Diet for Healthy Hair

by Dov Waxman

Hair in particular gets effected by the stress and strains of the daily life, apart from that the type and the quality of the food also effects the hair. If there are no sufficient nutrients in the diet, hair will tend to lose its shine and bounce and become extremely dull and brittle. So to protect the hair from these effects one must consume a healthy diet and also indulge in regular exercise as it supplies enough blood to hair and keeps the hair healthy.

Following are the foods that provide sufficient nutrients for the hair to remain healthy:

Salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids which are essential to support scalp health and also contains vitamin B 12 and iron.

Legumes like kidney beans and lentils should be included in the diet because they provides proteins, iron, zinc, and biotin which helps in hair growth.

Dark Green Vegetables:
Broccoli and Swiss chard are the excellent source of vitamins A and C with which body produces sebum which acts as natural conditioner for the hair.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision.

Poultry and Eggs:
Chickens and turkeys provides high quality proteins, iron which help the hair to be healthy. Eggs also provide proteins needed by the hair along with biotin and vitamin B 12.

Whole Grains:
Whole grains, including whole wheat bread and fortified whole grain are essential for maintaining hair because they provide zinc, iron, and B vitamins.

Brazil nuts contain selenium, which is an important mineral for the health of the scalp. Walnuts contain alpha linolenic acid, an omega 3 fatty acid. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding so it is important to have nuts in the diet.

Low Fat Dairy Products:
Low fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth.

Taking an appropriate diet having all these items, will result in strong and healthier hair.

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April 18th, 2010

Types Of Basic Yoga Positions

by Edwin Rosenthal

Yoga is kind of ancient health exercise, which helps to improve both mind and body. Yoga practices are capable to transform the person in such a way that he/she can able to perform those things, which were never possible for him earlier. Wide range of yoga helps to attain self-awareness, balance and strength. Practicing yoga is a great way of relaxing but in beginning following basic yoga poses should peruse:

Adho Mukha Svanasana
This basic pose of yoga is also known as cat and dog pose. This helps to buildup the flexibility of the spine and it is also helpful in treating stress and strain related back pains.

Forward Bend
This yoga is capable to remove all stress and strain of spine. This pose stretches the legs, spine, back and also helps to relax the mind as well as the body.

The Triangle Pose
This yoga exercise will stretch the spine, opens the torso, and improves balance as well as concentration. It is improved style of yoga poses.

The Corpse Pose
It is an easiest and simplest basic poses for beginners. With this yoga pose, a person can refresh his body, mind and he can also get relieved from stress and anxiety. Savasana is a kind of Corpse pose.

These basic yoga poses will give better results only if it is practiced regularly. Addition of some more yoga poses is advisable after the learning of all basic poses. Sun salutations and many more are common examples of additional exercise.

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April 14th, 2010

Practical Advices: Starting Yoga

by Edwin Rosenthal

Yoga, a kind of body exercise offers many benefits like stronger-flexible body, toning of muscles, reducing stress, and also improves mental and physical well-being. It is an old health practitioner exercise. But to enjoy the real pleasure and benefits of yoga following advices should be followed:

Choose yoga asana
Before starting yoga it is advisable to choose an asana, which suits the person’s personality and state of physical fitness. In starting phase, choose basic asanas of yoga like Hatha and Vinyasa.

Search a yoga class
A yoga class will be good for those people who are new to yoga. A person can search for a yoga class through local newspapers or wellness magazine. Search these classes either near to home or office. It will be easy to get in a class.

Know what to bring – to a yoga class; a person needs to bring some comfortable, breathable clothing and a yoga mat.

Yoga ethics – In yoga classes following things should to be learnt:
Put the yoga mat in such a way that your companions do not feel any problem
Short meditation at the start of class

A big meal before the class
Drink water in a class
Wear shoes or shocks during the class

Always review yoga etiquette
Ask for help during any problem

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January 18th, 2010

Benefits Of Physical Exercise

by Jonathan Cogley

Physical activity is described as any action that dissipates energy. Exercise is a part of physical activity, which is structured and planned. Physical activity and exercise need energy, apart from spending energy. It also helps in providing increased energy throughout the entire day. Physical fitness is very much related to the strength to perform physical activities like household job, work, sports and dance in energetic and safe means.

According to the data of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), doing exercise regularly helps to regulate weight, increase resistance, increase strength and flexibility, increase bone mass, and improve confidence, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Limited activity can increase good cholesterol, help the circulatory system, and reduces blood pressure and blood fats which helps in reducing dangers of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

Doing physical exercises regularly helps for the improvement of immune system. In turn a healthy immune system helps in fighting colds, cancer, and other diseases, and boosts recovery from all kinds of injuries. It also helps to sleep better and to renew energy.

Types of exercises:

Exercises are usually classified into three types based on the complete effect they have on the human body. They are

  • Flexibility exercises like stretching helps in improving motion of muscles and joints.
  • Aerobic exercises like walking, rowing, running, cycling, swimming, hiking or playing tennis, helps in increasing cardiovascular resistance.
  • Anaerobic exercises like weight training and functional training increases temporary muscle strength.

The physical and emotional benefits of exercise are stronger immune system, increased oxygen flow in brain and body, and a less stressed body. Physical exercise helps not only in appearance or weight loss but also helps in strengthening mind and in improving family relationships.

Few emotional benefits of doing physical exercise:

  • People who do exercise regularly are more optimistic and happy than those who lead lazy lifestyles.
  • Frustrations, disappointments, anger, and negative energy can be expressed in a positive way. There will be more energy to improve relationships with family and friends.
  • It helps in improving memory, and to think more instantly which will help when age grows.
  • It helps in gaining self-confidence, which has positive affect in professional, personal, and social lives.
  • If parents do exercise, then they become positive role model for their children and even they practice as they find their parents healthy and fit.
  • Mind becomes composed and feels less tensed in traffic, at work, and at home.

In a survey, when people are asked for the reason they do exercise they said for fun and enjoyment, to prevent health problems, to reduce stress and tension, to relax, to be resistant from current medical problems. Too much exercise is harmful. So, do some physical exercise regularly for a particular period to keep body and mind healthy.

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June 16th, 2008

Benefits of Physical exercise

by Dov Waxman

The physical exercise is importantly for the maintenance sports healthy body, possibly to maintains directly contributes the healthy weight; Builds and the maintenance healthy bone density, the muscle strength, with union fluidity; Promotion physiology welfare; Reduced surgical department risk; And strengthens the immunity system. Frequent and the rule had the oxygen to exercise had been demonstrated to helped to prevent or treatment serious and threat life chronic condition for example hypertension, obesity, heart disease, 2 diabetes, lost sleep, with was depressed. The strength training will have a liking for has persists the about for 24 hours in the training later continual energy burning function, although they will not provide have the same cardiovascular advantage which the oxygen will exercise. Exercises possible to increase the energy and raises some person’s threshold is the pain.


Has the contradiction the evidence as for whether the vigorous exercise (surpasses 70% VO2 biggest) (40 to 70% or disadvantageous VO2 is bigger than moderate exercise). Some research expressions, the vigorous exercise possibly effectively increases the opioid peptide by the healthy individual execution (aka endorphins, is responsible together with other nerve transmission bodies to which exercises causes happy feeling and certificate is sends addiction) the spontaneous generation opium preparation, directly affects the hormone production are not defers to fully realizes by the moderate exercise advantage.

The exercise is demonstrated the improvement cognition synapse nerve the plasticity and neurogenesis the function through the sea monster dependence space academic society’s improvement, with improvement. Moreover, the sports proof is neuroprotective in many neurodegenerative and the neuromuscular disease. For example, it reduces the development senile dementia risk. The sports were considered has other advantageous functions and the cognition related when it increases the nerve growth factor the level, supports the certain quantity nerve cell the cell survival and the growth. Has the oxygen and certainly the oxygen exercise and the operation increases the heart the mechanical efficiency (to have oxygen by the increase heart disease capacity to exercise), or cardiac muscle thickness.

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