These three videos are mostly about the story of Russell Old who an Aussie photographer. It takes guts, strength, determination, no fear and fitness to achieve his passion. Anyway Enjoy especially if you have a love of the Ocean as I. I believe most of the videos are taken in Western Australia
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TV New Zealand’s produced a story highlighting the benefit of drinking Kangen Water
I know I have been toting the great things about Kangen Water for some time and now the TV show “7 Sharp” has done a show on just that. They are interviewing those who have used these fantastic machines and the benefits they have got from it and the improvement they have had with their ailments such as Arthritis, Menopause, weight, and general fitness and Wellbeing.
This is well worth watching as it maybe just the thing to get you over the edge in a decision to purchase a Kangen Water machine. It does not matter what part of the world you live in they will be available.
If you want to know more email me at Lesley@davidvoth.com or if you are in the USA or any other country go to the site of “Life Changing Water”which is the Facebook page and get all the information you need. If you need more Contact David 1-281-239-6410
Enjoy because “If You Don’t Do Different Nothing Will Change”
Has it occurred to you today that you are thirsty? Guess what – by the time you experience the sensation of the thirst, you are already dehydrated. That thirst is your body calling for re-hydration.
So, really, what does this mean? Why should we drink more water?
Fitness, Health, Training, water, hydration, dehydration, circulation, medicine. Your body is composed of roughly 60% water. That means when we are dehydrated – and most of us spend our days constantly dehydrated to some degree – we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body. Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without the proper water intake.
1. If you don’t drink water, you will die.
It’s that important. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few days without water – maybe a week. We can live much longer without food. For most of us, we should prioritize the consumption of water far more than we currently do.
2. Help Prevent cancer.
Yes, that’s right – various research says staying hydrated can reduce risk of colon cancer by 45%(5), bladder cancer by 50%(6), and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well.
3. Be less cranky.
Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you grumpy and confused.(3) Think clearer and be happier by drinking more water.
4. Perform better.
Proper hydration contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue!(4) Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance.
5. Help Lose weight.
Sometimes we think we are hungry when actually we are thirsty. Our body just starts turning on all the alarms when we ignore it. For those of you trying to drop some pounds, staying hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant and help with weight loss.
6. Have less joint pain.
Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. This is actually how glucosamine helps reduce joint pain, by aiding in cartilage’s absorption of water.
7. Flush out waste and bacteria.
Our digestive system needs water to function properly. Waste is flushed out in the form of urine and sweat. If we don’t drink water, we don’t flush out waste and it collects in our body causing a myriad of problems. Also combined with fiber, water can cure constipation.
8. Help Prevent headaches.
Sometimes headaches can be caused by dehydration. So drinking water can help prevent or alleviate that nasty head pain. Next time your head hurts, try drinking water.
9.Help Make your skin glow.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the color and texture of your skin by keeping it building new cells properly. Drinking water also helps the skin do its job of regulating the body’s temperature through sweating. I personally use a spray of beauty water from my Kangen Water machine. I keep it in my purse and use it often during the day. The result of this is that I have found my sun-damaged skin has improved immensely and I have got rid of what I call the barnacles on my skin.
10. Feed your body.
Water is essential for the proper circulation of nutrients in the body. Water serves as the body’s transportation system and when we are dehydrated things just can’t get around as well.
Quick rules of thumb for drinking water:
• Drink half your body weight in ounces of water (if you weigh 160lbs, drink 80oz of water each day).
•Carry a bottle everywhere with you as a reminder to keep drinking.
•Eat raw fruits and vegetables – they are dense in water. You can get water from food, not just from beverages.
•Drink water and other fluids until you urinate frequently and with a light color.
Remember “if you don’t do different nothing will change”❤️
This was taken at my gym (LA Fitness) this morning at 6am. Kindly videoed by a member of the gym whom I do not remember his name and it felt impolite to ask him as I chat to him most mornings. How embarrassing is that.
The reason for 22 days and 22 pushups is the recognition and awareness of proven statistical evidence that there are at least 22 veterans commit suicide each day in the United States Of America and a growing number in Australia. There has been 274 suicides in Australia since 1999.
For most of us, we can not comprehend the trauma that they experience and how tolerant and supportive we must be for those who fight for our freedoms. It is not only tragic for our vets it is certainly heartbreaking for the families of these young men and women.
Today I nominate Eric Mann to take the challenge.
No pressure . If you can great, if not that’s ok too.
But once you accept, you start tomorrow. The rules are simple:
* Once you are nominated your 22 days starts the following day.
* Every day you record yourself doing 22 push ups, try your best to reach 22. If that means doing assisted push ups (from your knees) or you have to stop and take a break, that is fine but try to get them all done in one video.
* Every day the push-ups must be in a different location.
* Every day you just nominate a different person.
* And finally have fun with this!
This a great way to have fun and let these courageous Men and Women who put their life on the line and those suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) know that someone is thinking about them.
You can make donations to assist in the rehabilitation of our veterans with PTSD on the website of ‘Getheadstrong.org‘
Crisis line in USA
Crisis line in Australia
1. Researchers from South Australia’s Flinders University analized data of 68,000 people in 64 countries and found that taking an extra 3500 steps and spending an addition 45 minutes on the move each day resulted in weight loss of about 1.5kgs. This program needs to be done for 100 days to see the result. Not so bad eh?
2. Starting a Journal – To be calmer, more organized and reach your goals then start Journaling. According to researchers it will help you with all these aims in life. Just jot down 5 things to be grateful for each day, keep jotting down the goals you want to reach and read them each night before sleep. It has been proven that it will help with better sleeping and calmer approach to life.
3. To know your heart rate when exercising can help find the so called ‘Sweet Spot’ for your health benefit. The target is 50-70 percent of your maximum heart rate which is usually 220 beats per minute minus your age. The Cleveland Clinic in the USA says a fitness tracker is a good option to monitor this.
4. Eating Chocolate quite frequently can boost your visual-spatial memory, working memory and abstract reasoning among other mental benefits. This I read in the Australian Courier Mail newspaper and it sounds good to me. They did not say where the information came from so just eat away.
5. Research has shown that men who took Ginkgo Biloba, 76% reported an increase in their sexual function and erections.
6. 59% of people who say others become more attractive when they play songs they love. Source – The Music makes it home study
We have spent many years, months, days, minutes abusing our bodies in many different ways. Getting healthy is not going to happen overnight or in a week but its a start.
If you try to change your lifestyle a week at a time, well who knows miracles do happen, you could get to like it, mainly because you are going to actually feel better.
I don’t believe you have to give up all the good things you enjoy, but if you start out with these few things each day, for a week , you may like the results.
Sunday – Go buy a pedometer. they are not expensive and any sports store will have them – If you are able to walk at least 3000 steps a day you are on your way to better fitness according to the American Heart association
Monday – Take the stairs. This is an amazing way to improve your fitness, especially if you find you are out of breath just climbing one set of stairs. Find as many stairs as you can, allow yourself a few extra minutes to get to work so that you are able to take your time and not be late for work.
Tuesday – At the desk all day? – Do a little stretching when you can. Raise your hands above your head, squeeze that buttocks and pull that tummy in, move your head from side to side. With your feet on the ground raise your heels, feel the calves tighten, point your toes and move your feet in a circle one way then the other. Helps keep the body toned and helps the circulation in your legs
Thursday – Just because you are doing this extra exercise don’t even begin to think you can eat more. No No! Be very conscious of what you are eating. Great suggestion is – Stay to the perimeter of the grocery store. All the fresh stuff is usually around the outside of the store, such as meat and vegetables. All the tempting ‘not so good for you’ food is in the middle. Eat natural when you can.
Friday – Ok its the end of the week and you should be feeling good about yourself and you may be going for dinner or a few drinks with your friends or partner. Relax, and do what you enjoy but just don’t overdo it. Maybe only have one glass of wine instead of two and don’t order any bread, maybe stick to a salad (be careful of the dressing you have) and steak and enjoy each bite and good conversation.
All of these suggestions are really easy to do and you will be amazed that you may have lost a little weight or you are just feeling that little bit better than normal. What ever the case may be, none of these things can hurt you.
Not only will you save on medical bills because of better health you will save on grocery bills, maybe parking bills and your dog will be healthier.
“If you don’t do different nothing will change”
Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru of many years died yesterday at the age of 96.
It’s an era in the fitness world that has ended. He was such a showman and an inspiration, a Godfather of fitness and who knows, saved thousands or even millions of people’s lives by getting them off their backsides and out into the world of exercise.
Jack will be known for his amazing sayings. Most of you, myself included, were probably not even aware that they were his words.
Here are some of those phrases.
Your health account is your wealth account
Your waistline is your lifeline
Exercise is King, nutrition is Queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.
Don’t exceed the feed limit.
The food you eat today is walking and talking tomorrow.
Ten seconds on the lips and a lifetime on the hips.
Better to wear out than rust out
People don’t die of old age, they die of inactivity.
First we inspire them, then we perspire them.
You eat everyday, you sleep everyday, and your body was made to exercise everyday.
Work at living and you don’t have to die tomorrow.
I can’t die, it would ruin my image.
If man makes it, don’t eat it.
If it tastes good, spit it out.
Your health account is like your bank account: The more you put in, the more you can take out.
It’s not what you do some of the time that counts, it’s what you do all of the time that counts.
Make haste slowly.
Eat right and you can’t go wrong.
If you go to his website http://www.jacklalanne.com/ you are able to see what a great motivator he was.
WHATS NOT TO LIKE
Walking burns fat, cuts your breast cancer risk helps you sleep better, reduces stress and lifts your mood.
Did you know according to a study in Psychological Science, walking in a natural setting improves memory and attention span by 20%. researchers found this held true whether it was 78F and sunny or the middle of winter.
Other facts are:-
- 10,000– is the number of steps you should walk daily to maintain your health.
- 12,500 – 15,000- is the number you should walk daily for weight loss.
- 30– is the number of minutes of moderate intensity physical activity you should aim for on most days (this can be included in your 10,000 steps).
- 4-5- miles is roughly how far 10,000 steps will take you
- 100– is about the minutes it takes to walk 10,000 steps
To keep your urban walking regime fresh and interesting
- Bring a friend – Research from Oxford University shows exercising in groups releases feel-good endorphins in the brain
- Take Fido – Ever met a dog that doesn’t like going for a walk.
“If you don’t do different, nothing will change”
SOURCE: Nature and Health, Australia
Feel Great Naked!
Your sexiest body is only 6 exercises away
By Denise Brodey
Turn up your sex drive with these saucy moves
While other fitness buffs are thinking about toned legs and arms, women doing the following plan can revel in their own little secret: Not only will it give you a flat belly, but it’ll also boost your sex drive–in an hour. Studies show that women’s sexual satisfaction directly correlates to their exercise quotient.
“Working out boosts endorphins that get you in the mood,” says Laura Berman, PhD, founder of the Berman Center, a sexual health clinic in Chicago. She teamed up with Prevention to devise this exclusive libido-boosting routine, based on her book The Passion Prescription.
Her Rx: daily Kegels plus, on alternating days, five more sex-enhancing moves designed to target the pelvic floor and abs. “Increasing the circulation to the pelvic area is a key component of better sex,” she says. Just be forewarned: The aphrodisiac effect of this plan might kick in immediately.
The (Private) Move You Need Daily: Kegels
To locate your pelvic floor muscles, imagine trying to interrupt your urine stream. Slowly tighten and hold for 10 seconds; then relax for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Next, try a quicker squeeze and release of the same muscles–a faster move that works different muscle fibers. Squeeze and release in rapid succession 10 times. Do one set of fast and one set of slow Kegels each day, working up to three sets of both daily.
Body Benefit: Improves blood circulation to the genitals, which makes you more aroused; increases vaginal response and bladder control.
“Combining abdominal and Kegel exercises allows you to squeeze your Kegel muscles in and up, in and back, and even side to side–moves that will ultimately help you and your partner experience a broader range of sensations,” explains Berman.
To begin, lie back with knees bent, feet flat on floor. Place a pillow between knees and let hands rest at sides, palms down. Engage Kegel muscles, focusing on squeezing them in, up, and back. Engage abs to lift head and shoulders several inches off floor. Hold for three deep breaths, expanding stomach as you breathe in, contracting as you breathe out. Do 10 reps.
Body Benefit: Works your Kegel muscles, transverse abdominals (deeper ab muscles), and thighs.