fitness connection

Does Asthma Cause Claustrophobia?

I’m asthmatic and have claustrophobia. Does being asthmatic necessarily mean you’re going to suffer, also, from claustrophobia? Maybe. I read about this in Prevention magazine. It seems that recent studies show that there is a striking connection between asthma and psychological problems, i.e. depression and anxiety. If you’ve ever been in a situation where you have not been able to breath, it’s not hard then for the mind to extrapolate, “small place, no air.” In the last year or so I’ve, unfortunately, had some anxiety attacks brought about by asthma. For example, during our trip to Russia I acquired some bug. When we returned, I was sick for a good 6 weeks with coughing, sinus problems etc. So the coughing exacerbates the asthma. I’m going to my allergist, taking all kinds of stuff and still having trouble breathing. One night I wake up in a sweat and am gasping for … Read More

You Can Stop Shy Bladder!

Shy Bladder is known as a paruresis phobia. This phobia is the same as any other phobia whether it is fear of heights, spiders or snakes it can be cured. The person suffering from paruresis can not urinate in the presence of other people. Approximately 7% of the nations population suffers from this phobia. If you suffer from paruresis, you can stop shy bladder.

As with any other phobia, there is an underlying cause. Perhaps you were bullied in the bathroom during grammar school. It might have been a comment made when you were a child and it simply stuck in your subconscious. There is help for you and you can beat this problem.

There are many support that help people who deal with this phobia. Most of these groups are organized and run by people who have dealt with this problem themselves. These support groups work in much the … Read More

Drinking Water, Hemorrhoids and Alcohol Consumption

There is a lot to be shared about the connection between drinking water, hemorrhoids (piles) and excessive alcohol consumption. The news media, health blogs and healthy living magazines constantly remind people to drink more water for better health.

We all know water is better for us than soda, sugary drinks and all the other liquids most people prefer to drink than simple water. But we all have cravings. I used to drink lots of soda thinking I was getting enough water from it.

These same health sources also warn that excessive alcohol consumption and hemorrhoids are a painful reality for many heavy drinkers. Piles are inflamed anal veins that grow into small or large masses inside or outside of the anus.

They are commonly known as internal or external hemorrhoids or external piles and internal piles. Hemorrhoid symptoms are chronic itching in and around the rectal cavity. They also cause … Read More

Can a Health And Fitness App Help You Lose Weight?

According to an estimate, there are over 40,000 health apps for smartphones. And these apps claim to help you lose weight. Now, the million-dollar question is, do these apps really work? Let’s know more.

Research Study

A research was conducted on a popular health app that claims to have millions of users. This app has a database of over 4 billion foods and allows you to add what you eat or drink to the log of the database. The app figures out the calories you consumed and then lets you know how you can reach your weight loss goal.

Some users were involved in the research study. The users who used the app lost more weight than the ones who didn’t use the app. What does this mean? This means is that using the app is just like consulting a doctor. Plus, the app helps you keep an eye on … Read More

5 Fitness Tips on Fat Loss and Muscle Gain

One of my challenges for the month of May is to add a decent amount of muscle while losing fat. I have not done any measuring. I weigh myself once a week or less and look at myself in the mirror a lot. I am also well aware of my energy levels throughout the day as well as my fitness progress.

About a week and a half ago I did 14 straight pull-ups. I will test myself again in June. If I manage to do 20 then I would say its pretty clear I have gained a fair amount of muscle while losing fat. If I beat my 8:33 time in the Primal Blueprint Fitness Challenge then I will be certain that my fitness capacity has expanded.

The following tips are my personal fitness tips in order to gain muscle and lose fat. I do A LOT of reading. This … Read More

7 Tips For Spirituality – Making A Connection

This article on tips for spirituality came about as the result of work done with people in addiction recovery. The concepts are applicable to most every one however. The question is often asked, what can I do to improve my spirituality?

Addiction can be viewed as a disease of isolation, becoming disconnected to life. Addiction recovery and spirituality can be viewed as the process of becoming connected. The more connections in our lives, the greater the chance of coming into harmony with our surroundings.

There are basically four areas of life, or types of relationships we work toward in becoming connected. Positive spirituality may be viewed as having a healthy relationship and positive self-esteem with yourself, firstly. Secondly there is the relationship you may have or want to develop with whatever form of Higher Power is right for you. It can be God, Nature, a Force of Universe, it is … Read More

Fitness News – Weight Training Injury Prevention Report

It is a known fact that weight training related injuries are on the rise. This is only natural considering the fact that more people are attempting to remain fit now.

The Report in Brief

The report concerning the rise of weight training injuries that published recently (April 16, 2010) is based on Center for Injury Research. Quite a large number of large number of injuries had also been discovered by the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

This study of weight-related increases accounts for cases that occurred from 1990s to 2007. This is a time during which a 50 percent increase in injuries took place.

The largest portion of these injury increases was reported in men ages 13 to 24. Usually it was while using free weights and the majority of these were sprains and strains.

Other injuries included these: Upper body injuries, lower trunk pain, soft tissue injuries, and … Read More

70 Simple Daily Habits You Can Do For Health, Fitness & Wellness

SIMPLE DAILY HABITS FOR HEALTH, FITNESS AND WELLNESS (70 OF THEM!)

One of the biggest road blocks that people tell me they have is time. We are all living in a super busy, wound up, go all day kind of world. Getting in eating healthy and workouts and stress reduction can actually be a challenge when you’re trying to juggle work, family, relationships and more. (Believe me – I am right there with you!)

I was talking with one of our fitness retreat guests the other day and she wanted simple, broken down ideas of what she could do immediately when she returned home. Change seemed overwhelming for her and I know it is for many other people too. So I decided to create this easy list of 70 simple daily habits to give you ideas of what you can do right now to make small changes in your daily … Read More

Psychoneuroimmunology, Mind-Body Psychology and the Fight or Flight Response

As the mind-body connection is discussed more often in health care, it is a common error to believe the study of the mind-body connection is fairly new. Would you be surprised to know that this field of study began in the early 20th century? Even that is not quite true. The mind-body connection was proposed by the Greek philosopher Galen in the 2nd century, but Walter Cannon, a professor of physiology at Harvard during the 20th century, initiated interest in the connection between the emotions and physiology in his work with animals and digestion. He found that animals under emotional stress such as anger, fear and anxiety resulted in the stomach totally shutting down its digestive functions.

Dr. Cannon’s most influential research paper in this area, Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage, was published in 1915. In this paper he discusses the physiological results of the fight or … Read More

Pay Attention To Your Fitness

Paying attention to your fitness is important. Why? Well! we do not want to become selfish or self-centered persons. We want to be kind and generous. We want to take care of others. We want to fulfill our responsibilities. But more often we do it on the sake of our own fitness.

We compromise our health in the name of responsibilities. I have watched people who take care of their health as well as their business goals but this only happens in rare cases. Most people who are well passed 40, neglect their health completely, till their body gives the alarming signals. This results into loss of work and the cost of hundreds of dollars.

We all know health is not a minor issue. However, we ignore it completely. I am not saying that you should become worried about your health and stop living happily. I am offering a new … Read More