Aerobic Activity Burns FatWritten by Gary Gresham
Aerobic activity is any exercise that helps you use oxygen more efficiently. It gets your heart pumping faster, makes you sweat and quickens your breath. When you raise your heart rate your body begins to burn stored carbohydrates and fatty acids for energy. Aerobic activity is very effective in controlling your weight and is an ideal way to burn calories. Research shows that a regular aerobic routine, combined with healthy eating habits is best way to maintain a healthy body. Did you know that heart is a muscle? That means you can make your heart stronger and more efficient. A regular aerobic routine will give your heart kind of workout that will help it do a better job of delivering oxygen to all your organs. Exercise doesn't have to be expensive to be effective. Any activity that raises heart rate and is maintained for at least 20 minutes is considered aerobic. It can be different types of exercise like jogging, biking, rowing, swimming, dancing or even brisk walking. The best workout routine is one that you enjoy doing because you will continue to do something you enjoy. If you vary different types of exercise it will help keep it fun and exciting. For best results, do some type of aerobic activity at least 3 to 4 times a week.
Aromatherapy And Your Sense Of Well BeingWritten by Catherine Olivia
Who doesn't smell a loaf of homemade bread baking, or fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and not close their eyes and remember simpler, happier days? Smell is a very strong sense which can evoke many different types of emotions. Aromatherapy is use of specific essential oils to help rebalance, harmonize and promote spiritual health and a feeling of well being.
While lavender helps one to relax, and can be used in conjunction with meditation, mint and rosemary are stimulating and uplifting and are great pick-me-ups used in a morning shower. Oils such as lemon and tree tea are used to help healing of wounds and infections. These oils can be mixed in a base cream.
Baths with essential oils are very popular. Chamomile and peppermint can be used to sooth tired and aching muscles and make a wonderful soaking bath. If, with research you find you want to blend your own essential oils for bathing, they can be diluted in a base of powdered milk, sea salts, or milk.