The Secret Benefits of a Fitness Lifestyle

Written by Joey Atlas

Copyright 2005 Joey Atlas

I can remember my first visit to a health club like it was yesterday. It was actually thirty years ago, when I was five years old. Even though it was a long time ago, that visit triggered something in me that is still with me today. That something was my desire to lead a fitness lifestyle.

I can go on and on here about allrepparttar health related benefits of working out and eating right. Butrepparttar 145090 truth is you already heard or read about all these good things. So, I wonít bore you with what you already know.

What I do want to share with you arerepparttar 145091 benefits that you wonít see on a scale, inrepparttar 145092 mirror or inrepparttar 145093 results of your next medical exam. What Iím talking about isrepparttar 145094 priceless influence you will have on others who are close to you such as your children, parents, friends, co-workers and employees (if you are a business owner).

By choosing to live a fitness lifestyle, and actively expose me to it, my father was imparting wisdom on me that would beneficially influence his descendants for generations to come. Pretty smart guy, wouldnít you say?

There were other factors that contributed to my desire to lead an active & healthy lifestyle. As a kid, I was able to seerepparttar 145095 difference between how my father looked and how other people in his age range, who did not take care of themselves, looked. The difference was staggering.

And, when it came to physical abilities. Forget about it! He could do things by himself that would normally require three or four out of shape & unhealthy people to get done.

I knew exactly what kind of shape I wanted to be in when I grew up.

Guide To Some Common Herbs That Heal

Written by Lee Dobbins

Herbs have long been an acceptable way to fight common ailments and while they should not takerepparttar place of medical advice, can be a great supplement to your current medical care. There are many common herbs that have healing properties which you may not even know about.

Some ofrepparttar 145089 herbs like garlic, parsley, rosemary and cayenne you may associate more with cooking, but these plants also have medicinal properties that you can easily put to use by using them in teas, compresses and even as spices in your meals!

Some common healing herbs include:

Aloe Vera

The gel within this plant is reputed to heal wounds and other skin problems such as sunburn. It is also a strong laxative. The plant can be grown in your garden in tropical climates or on your window sill. Slit openrepparttar 145090 leaves and userepparttar 145091 juice inside.


Cayenne is great forrepparttar 145092 circulation and itís no wonder with it's spicy bite! You can use it in your food, or if you are really brave, in a tea. You can also take it in a capsule. It is said that Cayenne will help to expediterepparttar 145093 healing effects of other herbs.


This herb has many uses. In a tea, it has a relaxing effect and can soothrepparttar 145094 digestive system. It is also excellent forrepparttar 145095 skin when applied topically in a cream or lotion. Many herbal soaps, shampoos and lotions include this herb which has been used since ancient times.

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