Rabu, 15 Desember 2010

Get Fit with Pilates Gymnastics

Ideal posture, usually determined by the spine are good also. This can be obtained from regular exercise. Well, gymnastics became one of the choices.

Many promising gymnastics establishment of good posture. One of them just Taebo and Yoga. Finally, there are also other types of sports bodies are capable of and considered to be very useful to form the body posture pilates.

In the USA pilates lately become well-liked even by Hollywood celebrities. A series of artist from Uncle Sam like Madonna, Jennifer Anniston, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Sharon Stone also undergo this exercise,

Sports Pilates is an exercise method developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. This method focuses on flexibility and flexibility throughout the body.

This exercise can improve posture less than perfect and also to correct the problems associated with spinal disorders.

Movements in gymnastics this pilatelis a combination of art, sports of the East with the West. At first glance, his movements look like Yoga, but different.

Movements in this exercise assisted by several tools. In every movement is accompanied by special breathing techniques in practice in every movement.

Breath technique used is not the stomach or chest, but with the diaphragm, insulation between the chest and abdomen, so it will mempelancarkan circulation of blood and oxygen to the brain more quickly.

The basic movement in Pilates exercise that has existed since the 1920s is more emphasis on concentration, breathing, centering motion, motion control, precision in movement, isolation of muscle being trained, and routines.

The core of the movement pilates exercise more muscles of the abdomen, lower back, hips and buttocks, where the muscles are trained not only the outer muscle, but also muscles in the (deep muscle) are rarely used as the focus of regular gym workout. Empowerment of muscle in the body will have an impact on muscle strength and better flexibility.

All movements in Pilates looks very easy and light. But, for beginners will be very heavy indeed, considering his movement is not done repeatedly, such as movements in aerobics.

When doing Pilates, movement accuracy, combined with correct breathing pattern will make a person become the focus and and have better reflexes.

Because it is not cardio training, Pilates does not drain the sweat or stimulate the heart rate. This must be done in the frequency with which trained quite often are the abdominal muscles, lower back, around the pelvis, and buttocks.
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Selasa, 14 Desember 2010

Lychee Fruit & Benefit for Health

Sweet lychees of nutrient-rich because it contains vitamin C and potassium levels are high. Substances that exist in the lychees to prevent and treat various diseases, including cough, stomach injury, and hypertension.

Lychee fruit (Litchi chinensis Sonn) is derived from Kwantung and Fukien province in Southern China. In 1873 this plant spread to Hawaii, then to Florida, USA in 1883. Kwantung and Fukien province in China known as the largest producer of lychee fruit, followed by India and other countries.

In Indonesia, the lychee crop is not so popular. However, because it has a unique taste and high economic value, this plant has also started to try cultivated in Bali (Gianyar, Tabanan, Badung) and Cianjur.

Lychee is a subtropical plant belonging to the family Sapindaceae or soapberry. Known by several terms, such as lichi, litchi, lichee, laichi, leechee, or lychee. Lychee fruit has a high selling price, whether in fresh or in processed form.

Solid Sugar
Water content in lychee fruit is high enough, which is about 77-83 percent, its energy levels reach 66 kcal per 100 grams. Most of the energy derived from carbohydrates (sugars), which is 59.5 kcal, the rest from protein and fat in a row by 2.8 kcal and 3.7 kcal. The content of carbohydrates in lychee fruit is high (16.53 g per 100 g of fruit) consisting of various types of sugar.

Lychee contain sucrose and glucose abundance, so eat lychee fruit at night to increase energy reserves for the next day. Sugars contained in the lychees varies depending on the variety, but generally reach 10-13 percent. Lychee is also a source of food fiber (dietary fiber) is tolerable, which is about 1.3 g per 100 g of fruit flesh.

Lipid content in lychee fruit is very low, so it is good to be consumed by all age groups, including also those who are dieting to maintain or lose weight. Therefore, there is no limit how many lychees that should be consumed per day.

Vitamin C and Potassium
Vitamins are the most prominent on lychee fruit is vitamin C content of 71.5 mg per 100 grams of fruit flesh. With 100 grams of lychee fruit, was able to meet more than 100 percent of vitamin C a day.

Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that is very useful for attacks against free radicals, causes premature aging, cancer and other diseases. Based on these beliefs, these days a lot of vitamin C added to processed food products.

The dominant mineral in the lychee fruit is 171 mg potassium, phosphorus 31 mg, 10 mg magnesium, and calcium 5 mg. Despite the low levels, lychees also contains iron, zinc, copper, sodium, selenium, and other minerals.

Calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium are important minerals triad for bone formation and normal body frame, so that much needed children who are in a period of growth and also by adults to inhibit the rate of osteoporosis.
Copper is one mineral antioxidant. Lack of this mineral can interfere with normal mechanisms of the body in eliminating the presence of free radicals are constantly formed in the body.

Mineral copper (Cu) can form complexes with antioxidant enzyme systems superoxide Dismutase (SOD), which plays a role in neutralizing superoxide radicals.
It is very interesting from the mineral composition of lychee is the ratio between potassium (K) and sodium (Na) is very high, ie 171:1. This is very beneficial because the processed foods we consume daily is generally contain high Na, but very low K. This is exactly what led to the increasing number of people with hypertension in Indonesia.

Potassium (also known as potassium) plays an important role in improving the regularity of heart rate, activating muscle contractions, regulating delivery of other nutrients to body cells, controlling the balance of fluid in body tissue, and lower high blood pressure (hypertension). Thus, if regrettable food processing often leads to the low ratio of potassium to sodium, resulting from the use table salt and MSG (a flavor) are excessive.

Consumption of high food are expected to offset the high K Na due to consumption of food containing MSG and salt. The ratio of Na and K in the daily diet which is highly recommended is 1:1. Complete nutritional composition of litchi fruit can be seen in Table 1.

Acid levels on lychee fruit reaches .20 to .64 percent. The most dominant type of acid was malic acid which reached 80 percent, while the remaining 20 percent consists of citric acid, succinic, levulinat, phosphate, glutarat, malonic, and lactic acid. The combination of sugar and various types of acid causes the lychee has a sweet taste and refreshing.

Treat Cough and Stomach Injury
In the history of medicine, lychee fruit is believed to cure a cough and had a beneficial effect to cure gastralgia, tumor, and enlargement of the gland.

It has been reported that administration of fresh lychees in Florida, to heal the wounds of the stomach, so patients who previously bothered to go back to enjoy the meal with a delicious. The exact cause of it is not known scientifically.

As well as litchi and apricot fruit, lychee fruit also belong to the fruit that are hot (as most mature in the cold), so it is suitable group of people who consumed his body weak cold.

Vital energy and spleen they are mostly weak, low basic metabolism, the body produces less energy, feet and hands also feel cold on a hot day though. Their faces were whiter than normal people, and rarely feel thirsty, and do not like eating cold food. Fruits that are very useful for their heat.
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Senin, 13 Desember 2010

Cycling Over Five Hours can Interfere of Sperm?

Those who have an active lifestyle with regular exercise would always feel how it impacts and benefits for health. For the men, in particular, during this exercise are believed to help boost and maintain stamina.

However, when associated with fertility rates, exercise was not necessarily the same applies. Research in the United States indicates, sports activities do not give any impact to both the quality and quantity of sperm in most men.

Even so, there is one exception, namely those who like cycling. Data research shows that men who pedal a bicycle at least five hours a week appears to have fewer sperm and the number of active sperm is lower than their more sedentary.

The tendency is that most types of exercise had no effect on semen quality. Only a few specific types of sports and sports that require a high level of intensity that has impact.

Previous research indicates that the level of competitive athletes suspected to have problems with sperm quality. To assess the truth of sport relationship with sperm quality, researchers conducted a study involving thousands of men. Research reports were published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

For the study, researchers followed 2200 men who did the examination of sperm in the three fertility clinics. Respondents were asked about general health and physical activity. To eliminate the influence of other factors that may affect the health of the sperm so that exercise becomes an independent factor, the researchers used statistical tool to move the influence of the use of multivitamins, weight, blood pressure, choice of underwear, and so forth.

From the research results revealed that men who exercise regularly, even fairly diligent, tend not to have a problem with quality or quantity of sperm than those who never exercise.

However, when looking specifically at the type of sport, a man who claimed to regularly cycling five hours in a week tend to have the quality and quantity of sperm are low.

Among men who did not exercise regularly, 23 percent have a low sperm count and 27 percent have poor sperm movement. Among men cycling at least five hours a week, almost 31 percent had low sperm counts and 40 percent by the quantity of sperm is less good.

Too early to tell if cycling activities on a regular basis can cause problems with sperm. Further studies need to be done to strengthen these findings before then considered to be the cause.

According to him, it is possible that male respondents were included in this study are not representative of the population in general. Because the male respondents were those who went to the clinic so that the most likely to have problems with sperm.
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Minggu, 12 Desember 2010

New Cases of Leprosy Still High

The number of new cases of leprosy in Indonesia remains high even though the drug has been available for free.

In Indonesia there are about 17,000 new cases of leprosy within a year. This makes Indonesia ranks third highest number of leprosy patients in the world. "A large number of residents can not be a reason. In comparison, China's population more than Indonesia, only 1500 new leprosy cases in a year.

If the leprosy patients detected and treated promptly, he will not transmit more disease.

Early detection of leprosy can be done by very simple and easy to do. The trick is to press the white spots that appear on the skin with a needle. If pressed white patches are numb should be no further examination.

Leprosy is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. It is difficult infectious disease and infection that occurs has to do with the immune condition. Malnutrition and poverty, including factors that influence. Leprosy including infectious disease that is difficult. It's just that many people who do not know that. As a result, many leprosy sufferers who have a negative stigma.
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Kamis, 09 Desember 2010

First in the World, Picture Detail Childbirth Process

For the sake of scientific progress, a mother from Berlin, Germany, the process of childbirth in the MRI scanner (magnetic resonance imaging). The results for the first time in the world resulting MRI image of a baby birth process.

The team of doctors consisting of gynecologists, radiologists and engineers collaborated over two years to create an open MRI machine that can accommodate pregnant women in childbirth. As is known a conventional MRI machine is shaped like a long, narrow hallway.

With this special MRI machine experts hope will produce a more detailed description of how a baby through the birth canal to help understanding whether or not a woman to undergo delivery by cesarean section.

"For the first time we can see a picture with a clear mechanism in normal vaginal deliveries. Already the obstetrician decades trying to understand the complications that cause the baby not be born normally, such as the pelvis is narrow or there are no openings," said Alvarez Dr.Manny , expert content from obgin and reproductive sciences department at Hackensack University Medical Center, USA.

He said, various tools such as ultrasound or x-rays to measure bone in the pelvis that is used is very minimal.

"Now the doctor can get an explanation of why a woman could give birth to babies with substantial weight while others do not. The doctor also can determine the cause of abnormalities of shoulder dystocia that occurred due to the baby's shoulder hit the hip bone," he said.

A spokesman for the Charite hospital, the meeting place of birth in the MRI, said the delivery process went smoothly and now the mother and baby in good health.

MRI machines work by using magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of organs and tissues. Doctors usually use this tool to help diagnose disorders such as nerve, spinal cord injury, or tumor.
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Rabu, 08 Desember 2010

Body Fat and Disease Risk

If your body weight goes up, not just body fat increases, but also the risk of various diseases. That's because the conditions that can make a person old quickly, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and pain, closely related to the presence of excess fat.

In determining the normal weight, you can use body mass index (BMI), which divides weight by height squared. Value exceeding 25 is considered overweight (overweight) and obese if the value exceeds 30. In addition to calculating BMI, you can also measure the fatness of the abdominal circumference. For women, the maximum is 80 cm and 90 cm for men.

In addition to making the body so it is not agile, piles of fat in the body will invite the arrival of the disease. Similar to other body parts, fat tissue also requires oxygen and nutrients from the blood. With the increased need for oxygen and nutrients, then the amount of blood flow throughout the body would have to increase as well. Thus, increasing the risk of high blood pressure.

Excess fat is also associated with increased LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Over time, these blood fat changes had a role in the formation of fatty deposits (plaques) in arteries. This condition is called atherosclerosis which can make your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Diabetes type 2 is also closely linked to being overweight. Excess fat will directly influence the body's ability to balance blood sugar.

In addition to cardiovascular disease, there are several types of cancer associated with being overweight. "In women, such as breast cancer and uterine cancer. While in obese men, a greater risk of pancreatic cancer and gallstones.

What should be known is weight loss no matter how small would be useful. If you are obese, then lower the weight as much as 10 percent of it will give a positive effect on health.
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Minggu, 05 Desember 2010

Family Support for Stroke Patients

Brain blood obtained through two main arterial systems. If until there is interruption of blood flow, called a stroke on one of these systems, though only a few seconds, can cause a variety of dramatic effects in many brain functions. In general, patients will experience a disability, even death.

Disability is so sudden it often makes the stroke patient difficulty adapting to new conditions so that the effect on mood. Some stroke patients are also more emotionally labile, being easily offended, easily crying or acting childish.

Emotional changes tersebu, is normal. The reduced capacity of brain tissue from stroke would also affect brain function, in addition to the function of motion also affects the psychological and attitudes. Moreover, the majority of stroke patients lose their independence.

Physical changes experienced by stroke patients can make them feel alienated from the people and they have the perception that he is no longer useful because they now rely on others.

That is why, post-stroke recovery is intended not only to restore the independence of the patient but also restore the social aspects so that they feel their lives are also berarti.Prinsip rehabilitation in stroke recovery is defined as the process of education and problem solving to reduce ketidakampuan experienced person as a result of the disease.

Rehabilitation starts from the onset of stroke and continued for the long term, especially in the patient's home. Therefore, the family also needs to be trained in practical patient care in the home.

Activities that need to be considered for patients feel there is variation in life are social activities include family meetings, moderate exercise, and sharing with other stroke patients.
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Kamis, 02 Desember 2010

Knowing the Risk of Prostate Cancer Through Finger

There is no simple formula to determine who will have problems in the prostate. Therefore, many doctors recommend that men over the age of 40 years of a medical examination the prostate.

Another way to determine the risk of prostate cancer, at least, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer, is to look at differences in finger length. It is said that men who have a longer index finger than ring finger had a lower risk for prostate cancer.

Finger length has been formed before the baby was born and is influenced by sex hormones in the womb. The fetus is exposed to less testosterone will have a longer index finger size and protected against prostate cancer later in life.

"The results of this research may someday be used as a screening tool to be combined with other risk factors, such as genetic testing and history in the family," says Professor Ros Eeles, researchers from the University of Warwick and the Institute of Cancer Research, UK.

The study adds evidence of previous studies that mention the link between the influence of hormone balance in fetal and diseases that may be sustained in the future. It is not impossible if the will of the pregnant women can do in ways of prevention of cancer risk in prospective baby.

Even so, the men who have a shorter index finger does not need to worry because prostate cancer is more influenced by the age factor. The older the age of a man, the higher the risk of having prostate problems.
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Rabu, 01 Desember 2010

HIV Transmission from Mother to Infant Increasingly Rises

HIV transmission from mother to infant tends to increase steadily over the increasing number of women with HIV in Indonesia. Although the prevalence data of HIV transmission from mother to baby is still limited, but the trend of transmission will continue to rise because the number of HIV positive pregnant women tend to increase.

Thus disclosed Deputy Assistant Regional Development of the National AIDS Commission Good Rahmat Prabowo in discussion "The Importance of Providing Access to HIV / AIDS Prevention of Mother to Child (Prevention-Mother-To-Child-Transmission/PMTCT-)" which was held in Bandung Frisian Flag Indonesia ,

Good explains, from about 4.5 million pregnancies in Indonesia every year, an estimated 25 percent raises risk of HIV transmission from mother to baby. Estmasi This can be seen from the HIV screening data obtained from PMTCT services.

"Data in 2008 showed that the number of pregnant women who test for HIV as many as 5167 people, of which 1306 (25%) of them HIV positive," he said.

Good adds, until 2008, has been available PMTCT services to 30 services are integrated in the MCH services (antenatal care). PMTCT programs have also been adopted by several institutions of society, especially for outreach and expand access to PMTCT services.

Increased number of HIV positive pregnant women, continued Good, makes the need for PMTCT services will increase. Based on the results of projections and modeling of the HIV epidemic, the number of positive pregnant women who need PMTCT services will increase from 5730 persons in 2010 to 8170 people in 2014.

On the same occasion, Dr. Reni Ghrahani of Allergy Immunology Division Staff Section of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Padjadjaran states, prevention becomes very important because every pregnant women with HIV / AIDS to their babies at risk of transmitting 25 to 45 percent. The risk of transmission when the mother has appeared in a state of pregnancy, during childbirth until later when breastfeeding their babies.

"Poor people's knowledge related to transmission and prevention of HIV / AIDS to make Indonesia as the fastest country in the spread of HIV / AIDS in Asia. The worse the condition of the mother, risk of transmission to infants will increase. The process of delivery by Caesarean section and do not give milk to babies from mothers with HIV / AIDS can reduce the risk of transmission to 35 percent, "he said.

Meanwhile, Corporate Communications Manager Frisian Flag Indonesia (FFI) Anton Susanto, confirms it is committed to improving nutrition and public health, especially children.

For this reason, the FFI has commenced involvement in the partnership program to provide access to HIV prevention from mother to child (PMTCT) in Bandung since March 2009. FFI has teamed up with the KPA, Bandung, West Java Commission for Health (KUJBS) and several nongovernmental organizations to help the PMTCT program through the provision of counseling and monitoring support to mothers with HIV / AIDS.

"We are aware that in several countries has shown that preventive action through PMTCT programs can reduce the risk of transmission rates significantly," he said.

For his support of the PMTCT program in Bandung since two years ago, FFI receives award from Bandung City Government. Award presented by Mayor Dada Rosada coincide with World AIDS Day
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