A Brief Overview Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Written by Kirsten Whittaker

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Some foods can conversely be helpful in easingrepparttar symptoms of IBS, namely foods high in fiber. For example, bran, cereals, fruit and vegetables. Try introducing these foods into your diet, in small quantities first to allow your digestive system time to adjust. They will be particularly helpful if you suffer from constipation as they make stools soft and bulky and easier to pass.

Eating little and often has also been proven to relieve symptoms in some IBS sufferers. Try spreading your food intake over 5 meals a day. Eating too much in one sitting can bring on cramping and diarrhea for people at risk from IBS.

Although notrepparttar 149341 cause of irritable bowel syndrome, stress can be a contributing factor to its symptoms. Try to introduce some relaxation techniques into your day such as meditation, yoga, exercise or any activity that you enjoy.

There are medications available that play a role in relievingrepparttar 149342 symptoms. Fiber supplements or laxatives are sometimes prescribed for constipation, there are also drugs available to reduce diarrhea and control colon muscle spasms. Antidepressants may also be prescribed. Your doctor will talk throughrepparttar 149343 most appropriate approach for you to take, determined byrepparttar 149344 symptoms that you suffer from.

Kirsten Whittaker has an interest in IBS. You can find further articles at http://www.irritablebowelsyndromeguide.info/ibs-articles/ and additional IBS information at http://www.irritablebowelsyndromeguide.info/

A Vital Tool For Your Fitness Success

Written by Gregg Gillies

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It is not enough just to train hard. You need to train hard with a target to beat on every work set you do. The targets to beat in any given workout are your achievementsrepparttar previous time you performed that same routine.

If you train hard but with no rigorous concern over reps and poundages, you cannot be sure you are training progressively. And training progressively isrepparttar 149340 key to making progress. But for accurate records of sets, reps and poundages to have meaning, your training conditions must be consistent.

If at one workout you rush between sets, then atrepparttar 149341 next workout you take your time, you cannot fairly compare those two sessions.

If one weekrepparttar 149342 deadlift is your first exercise andrepparttar 149343 following week you deadlift atrepparttar 149344 end ofrepparttar 149345 workout, you cannot fairly compare those two workouts. Andrepparttar 149346 form you use for each exercise must be consistent and flawless every time you train.

Likewise, if you do 3 sets ofrepparttar 149347 bench press and one workout you take 1 minute between sets andrepparttar 149348 next workout you take 3 minutes between sets, you can't be sure that you've progressed from one workout torepparttar 149349 next.

Get allrepparttar 149350 details of your training in black and white, refer to them when appropriate and get in control of your training. In addition to control overrepparttar 149351 short term, this permanent record will give you a wealth of data to analyze and draw on when designing your future training programs.

Keep accurate records of each workout, each day's caloric and protein intake, how much sleep you get, muscular girths and your body composition. Then you will remove all guesswork and disorder from your training program.

But all of this is just a bunch of words. You have to makerepparttar 149352 theory and rationale come alive with your conscientious and methodical practical application. Do exactly that now, and take charge of your training!

Most trainees have neitherrepparttar 149353 organization needed for success norrepparttar 149354 will and desire to push themselves very hard when they need to. But these arerepparttar 149355 very demanding essentials for a successful fitness program.

Find out how you did in trying to make today another step toward achieving your next set of short-term goals. Have all of today's actions— training (if a training day), diet and rest—met or exceededrepparttar 149356 goals forrepparttar 149357 day? If not, why not?

A daily critical analysis of what you did and did not do to take another step forward will help you to be more alert to improving tomorrow.

Take a few minutes each day to review your journal.

Take as much control over your life as you can. Learn from your mistakes. Capitalize onrepparttar 149358 good things you have done. Do more ofrepparttar 149359 positive things you are already doing and fewer ofrepparttar 149360 negative things.

Gregg Gillies is the founder of http://www.buildleanmuscle.com His articles have appeared in international publications such as Ironman Magazine. He has written two books and is a regular contributor to Body Talk Magazine. Check out his site http://www.buildleanmuscle.com

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