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How to Prevent Muscle Loss as You Age

This is a big problem for those who are getting up there in age. This article was on ‘Fox news’ and I know lots don’t watch or read Fox news so am forwarding it on to you as I think it is important.

As you get older, changes in your sex drive, energy levels and memory are all things you have to contend with.
Between 5 and 13 percent of people age 60 to 70 and between 11 and 50 percent of those age 80 and older are affected by sarcopenia(muscle loss)

To help prevent this here are some suggestions:-

1. Eat protein-rich foods.
We do not eat enough protein, calories and amino acids. People who doubled up on protein had an increase in muscle protein synthesis. Eat Eggs, chicken, turkey, fish, dairy, beans and legumes they are all great protein sources. Add a whey protein shake into your diet to get your fill.

2. Off to the Gym:
weight training is crucial because it consistently activates and signals the muscles to grow.
150 to 300 minutes of any type of moderate-endurance exercise a week is so good for your muscles

3.  Sleep.
7 to nine hours is recommended

4. Don’t cut carbs.
You need the energy you get from carbs. Aim to get 6 to 11 servings of whole grains, sweet potatoes, beans, legumes and fruit.

5. Get enough vitamin D.
Sunlight is essential. Also get plenty of orange juice, cereals, fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, beef liver or egg yolks.

6. Limit your alcohol intake.
Not a good one for me but try if you will. Women should limit their alcohol consumption to one glass per day — a 5 ounce glass of wine or a 12 ounce beer — and men should limit it to two.

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I Did Not Know This – Left Is much healthier Than the Right

 How long you sleep is just as important as the way you sleep.

I am not sure what side I mostly sleep on but I believe its the left. I shall be more observant in future. I have just listened to this video and am totally  impressed with this information as it  ‘figures’.  Its very practical advice and should be practice for better health.

Enjoy and learn

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Every New Parents Dream

This video goes for 12 hours. Just imagine 12 hrs sleep. A dream come true for many. I just love watching the babies expression.

 

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Something to Make You Smile

Just me, these  tickled my funny.

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1. I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.  Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

 

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2. I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.

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3.  If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.

 

 

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4. A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight, live longer than the men who mention it.
You’re not fat, you’re just… easier to see.

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10 Moves For A Better Nights Sleep

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January 10, 2017 · 1:31 PM

The Movement Of Qi And Its Association With Sleep Cycle

 

 

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More often than not, we are told to swallow some pills if there is something wrong in our bodies, but that does not necessarily fix it; as there may be a deeper, more psychological issue that is manifested into the physical ills we have.

Traditional Chinese Medicine And Qi
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) says that your body runs on a clock with energy highways or meridians called ‘Qi’, which also run everywhere on Earth. The Qi in our bodies transport and keep vitals such as, blood, adrenaline, and other fluids in constant circulation, including carrying emotional elements.

So, when your body is well, it means that your body’s Qi is flowing smoothly, but when you are sick or ill, it means that your Qi is being blocked in some parts of your body or is low in circulation overall.

The Movement Of Qi

Qi is said to move every two hours, stopping at different parts of the body each time, till the organ reaches its optimum level, and then it goes to the next stop. However, when one organ reaches its peak, an organ or body part in the opposite side of the body reaches the lowest level, to balance the act.

The Transfer Of Energy – Yin and Yang

Likewise, when ‘Qi’ passes through, what takes place during those two hours is, Yin – getting energy and Yang – releasing energy. Yes, this is one of the many meanings of Yin-Yang, that black and white circular symbol you so often see.

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What Your Sleep Interruption Time Tells You

Based on the above information, the time at which your sleep gets interrupted can predict the probable ailment your body has. They are mentioned below:

Between 11 pm To 1 am

Organ Affected And Association

Gall bladder issues. It is usually associated with being let down or disappointment.

Solution

Need to work on accepting and forgiving yourself, life and others.

Between 1 am To 3 am

Organ Affected And Association

Liver problems. It is associated with anger or having grudges.

Solution

Need to drink a lot of cold water and balance your mind.
Accept the situation and channel your anger into something productive.
Between 3 am To 5 am

Organ Affected And Association

Lungs issues. It is related to sadness.

Solution

This means that there is a need for you to let go of these emotions, and reconnect with a more positive side of yourself.
Think of this low mood as a trying reason for you to find a higher purpose in life, and uplift your spirits.
Between 5 am To 7 am

Organ Affected And Association

Large intestine issues. It is associated with emotional blocks such as regret, guilt, lethargy, or being stuck in a constant emotional state.

Solution

Drink enough water.
Do some stretches.
Regulate the times you use the bathroom.
Eventually, set a sleeping routine.
Things are never always what they seem and if we are waking up at odd hours of the night, these could be some reasons for that wake-up call. The key is to interpret and see what these signs mean, try to get to the root of the issue and smoothen the Qi again, beyond just popping a pill to fix everything.

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My New Water Filtering Machine – A Beauty!

I have invested in this water filtering machine and am loving it. I have always been interested in Optimizing ones health most of the time (sometimes I slip up)  and this machine is everything it professes to do.  It does and does well.  I am totally impressed with the results from it.
When I first read about it, it sounded amazing which often is the first thing that makes me suspicious about the tale I have been sold.
Well it had a money back guarantee so I thought I would give it a go.
The first thing I noticed was that I was sleeping better that in itself was a selling point for me. I do go to bed early, round 9pm but had the habit of waking round 1 o’clock in the morning and not been able to get back to sleep. Occasionally I still wake up at that time but I fall asleep again but mostly I sleep through to 7am if the alarm does not wake me at 5am which is the time get up to prepare  to go to  the gym.
The other thing I have noticed is that my PH level most mornings is above 7.5 which is something I have struggled with for some time. Usually I am on the side of ‘Acidic’. So that is a plus.

I find I drink more water, as the Kangen water seems to be easier to drink than the other jug filtered water that I had been drinking for years. I have always struggled to drink 6 glasses a day. Another interesting thing is that because the water produced is micro clustering, I am able to make green tea without having to boil the water as it easily extracts the tea from the leaves which means I am able to put green tea straight in my drinking bottle which I like to drink while I am at the gym rather than just plain water.

It has a gauge on the machine that it produces what it calls beauty water. Now as you know the cosmetic companies are now packaging water in bottles and selling them as makeup removing water and for lots of other uses good for the skin. Well this machine does that also.
Anyway you can read all about it below.
Just thought I would tell you I am loving it. I am also in the business of distributing them now and also the company which is 43 years old has a business plan that is extremely profitable and unique that is if you are looking to be your own boss.
Anyway have a read. The K8 is the one I have.

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Enagic Leveluk K8 Kangen water machine

 The Mighty 8-Plate Anti-Oxidizer The Kangen® 8 is Enagic®’s most powerful antioxidant machine–featuring 8 platinum-dipped titanium plates for improved water ionization and increased antioxidant production potential. You can enjoy this Kangen Water® machine in any country, thanks to its worldwide multi-voltage power supply and interchangeable plug capability (sold separately). If you’re looking for a powerful and versatile machine with plenty of user-friendly and energy-saving automated features, the Kangen® 8 is for you.

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Kangen® 8

The Mighty 8-Plate Anti-Oxidizer

The Kangen® 8 is now Enagic®’s most powerful antioxidant machine – featuring 8 platinum-dipped titanium plates! This additional electrode plate increases the electrolysis surface area, improves water ionization, and heightens the antioxidant production potential.

The Kangen® 8 boasts many new & convenient features:

Plug & Play – No More Switches!
Worldwide Multi-Voltage Power Supply, with Interchangeable Plug Capability
10 Second Automatic Cleaning
On-Screen E-Cleaning Instructions
Automatic Filter Sensor – No More New Filter Reset!
Energy Saving – Low Input, High Output
Auto-Off, Auto-On
Large Full Color LCD Touch Screen Panel
8 Language Display & Audio in Japanese, English, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese

Capable of producing 5 types of water:

Strong Kangen Water (11.0 pH)
Kangen Water (8.5, 9.0, 9.5 pH)
Clean Water (7.0 pH)
Acidic (Beauty) water (6.0 pH)
Strong Acidic water (2.5 ph)

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