Some Weight Loss Insights

Some Weight Loss Insights

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Maintaining a healthy weight really helps us at so many levels. Obviously it’s healthy, and increases our life expectancy, but it’s worth it if only because we feel better, more alive and more able to enjoy life.
• Even nutritious food can cause weight gain. Keep portions under control. Still, it’s better to fill up on lettuce than on sugary foods.
• Eating late in the day may work against us. This is debated, but a late meal may disrupt sleep. And some claim we don’t burn off the late meal like we burn off an early meal.
• It’s had to go too far wrong with vegetables. Fill up on steamed vegetables, than add a little lean meat.
• Some medications cause weight gain. Talk to the doctor.
• Have your thyroid checked. This can cause weight gain and other problems like temperature regulation.
• Alcohol can interfere with weight loss.
• Not all kilojoules are equal. Healthy food may contain the same number of kilojoules as junk food, but it will keep us active and healthy, and more able to lose weight.
• Cardio and strength training goes a long way to weight loss. This is basically essential.
• Muscle weight more than fat, but is less bulky. And muscle helps us burn calories even when we are at rest. Try to add some muscle.
• Sleep is important at every level. If we don’t sleep we do not recover from exercise, and cannot put on muscle. Furthermore, lack of sleep can make us hungry and reduce our impulse control.
• Eating fat will (generally) not cause us to get fat. Many fats are healthy, especially if they are a natural part of the foods. Cut out sugar, not fat.
• Find out if you have an allergy. Anything from dairy to artificial sweeteners can cause weight gain, and cause poor thinking.
• Diet is a higher priority than exercise. We cannot really compensate for a bad diet.
• Monitor progress. Even a small improvement is encouraging.
• Fad diets are mostly rubbish, and their effects are fleeting. It’s about changing to a healthy lifestyle than makes life better.
• While some principle are universal, natural food being better than refined foods, there is no one-size-fits-all diet. You may have to tailor your approach. Consult a nutritionist.
• Stress is never really good. It causes weight gain and food cravings, as well as poor immunity. Stress can have many causes, including lack of achievement and lack of fulfilment, or being constantly busy for little reward.
• Find healthy snacks, like carrots, celery, nuts, and some fruit.
• Get hormones checked. This can cause all sorts of weight problems.
• Gut bacteria makes a big difference. If we have healthy gut bacteria we digest food well, and steadily lose weight, while feeling better.
• Weight loss tends to stop and start, and plateau off. Do not be discouraged. Look at the long term pattern.
• The method of eating for 8 hours and then fasting for 16 hours seems to work. It is a long term strategy, but eat during the early hours and fast from the evening till the next day.
• Emotional eating is a real issue. We find we eat to feel better. Difficult as it may be, find the underlying cause.
• Food craving last about 15 minutes. If we can hold out this long the craving will subside.
• Eat slowly. This seems to help us eat less and enjoy the food more.
• Add fibre and water. This fills us up, and keeps us healthy.
• There is no end of a diet. This is a new way of living, and new healthy lifestyle that is a better way of living.

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Massage is part of being healthy. Stress reduction is reason enough to have a massage. This will also help with immunity and a healthy lifestyle.

Skin – Keratosis Pilaris

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Almost nobody has perfect skin. But most of us can have quite good skin if we take a little time and effort. This has long and short term benefits. In the short term the skin looks clearer. In the long term we slow down the signs of aging.
If we follow the basics of good health, eating well, exercise, good sleep, massage and meditation, then we will achieve at least some improvement with our skin. But a few skin conditions require some extra treatment.
Keratosis pilaris
One common skin condition is Keratosis pilaris. This is skin that forms red bumps or spots at the hair follicle, sometime called ‘chicken skin’. It most often appears on the back of the arms or the legs. While this is not harmful it is less than ideal, and some people are embarrassed by the look of these red areas. The condition can never be permanently removed, but ongoing treatments can greatly reduce the problem.

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• Blue light devices will reduce the bacteria involved in keratosis (and acne). Devices are available online. 20 minutes twice per week is often enough. Remember to shield your eyes from the blue light.
• Sulphur soap will unclog the hair follicles, though the redness many persist for a while. This soap is very drying on the skin, so always moisturize afterward, and do not use on areas where you don’t need it.
• Coconut oil moisturizes and breaks down the blockage in hair follicles. This is good for using after sulphur soap.
• Emu oil is another good moisturizer, and breaks down clogs in follicles. It also improves circulation. The only downside is that it will make the skin feel cold for about half an hour.
• Allergies can aggravate or cause skin conditions. Consider an allergy test. Common culprits are dairy and gluten.
• Low inflammation foods can help. Eat turmeric, leafy vegetables, nuts, fish, olive oil.
• Retinol is a topically applied treatment that speeds up cell turnover in skin. Prescription strength retinol can rally help treat keratosis, though this may not be cheap.

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Regular massage will benefit our immune system, circulation, mental balance and general health. Schedule a regular massage today.

Massage – Who and When

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Massage Who and How Often


Massage – Who and When

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Everybody benefits from a massage, because a massage promotes good health and good health is for everybody. Then again, some people benefit more than others, and many people like to schedule more frequent massages when they are stressed, training, pregnant or undergoing other forms of therapy. Of course many of us like a massage simply because it feel good.

Pregnancy
Of course pregnancy takes a physical and emotional toll on the individual. Hormones and other biological changes are certainly a huge adjustment. But even the added weight of the unborn child is enough to cause physical problems and stress; joints will ache and the back will be strained.
Twice a week massages will help expecting mothers to deal with their pregnancy, reducing the stain on their health.

Work Stress
All work all day put stress and strain on the individual in ways that are hard to define and just as hard to deal with. This is even worse if the problems goes unnoticed, which may be the case if the stress creeps up on us slowly.
Massage will get rid of that tight neck and tendency to hunch over as if you are still sitting at the computer desk.
A once a week massage will remind us that our careers are part of our life rather than their defining trait.

Sleep disorders like Insomnia
It is still debatable if insomnia is a symptom or a cause of problems, though we all agree that matters get worse if we can’t sleep. Poor sleep means poor thinking and memory.
A weekly massage can both relax the body and produce the right hormones for a better nights rest.

Athletic Training
A weekly massage is beneficial for training athletes. Not only will it help muscles recover I order to encourage growth, the good feeling of massage seems to motivate many to follow their training programmes.

Chronic Pain
Weekly to twice weekly massage can help those with arthritis, back injuries or other forms of ongoing pain. This reduces the irritability, depression, mental health strain and poor concentration.


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Massage help keep us in good health, and helps us deal will healthy problems. This mean being in a better positions to deal with life, and hopefully enjoy our lives.

Warm in Winter

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Some individuals are under the impression that they should avoid a massage in the winter. But this a misconception. There are many benefits to massages in the colder climates, especially with hot oil massages. Even a regular massage will improve blood circulation and benefit muscle function. Thai traditional massage will using stretching to enhance circulation. Hot oil massage goes further with the benefits of the oil’s heating properties, which can be both thermally and chemically warming.

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If we train for competitive sports or are simply trying to keep in shape by jogging, then massage is of notable benefit. According to many fitness experts regular massage will help us reap the maximum benefits from our physical training, especially with resistance training. A deep massage after an intense workout will help enlarge the muscles, growing new mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells. This means massage helps provide energy.

Massage helps recovery after exercise, and helps us keep a healthy psychological attitude. It can certainly reduce soreness and stiffness after a workout, help us sleep, but perhaps best of all it can help us feel motivated for the next exercise session.

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Watering Down the Truth

Golden Tree Massage – Watering Down the Truth

A few generations ago people drank a fair amount water because it was part of their diet. The other options were tea, or occasionally coffee and alcoholic drinks.

In the 20th century alternatives to water like soft drinks and fruit juice become common. And while there was some water in these drinks people tended to drink less plain water.

In the late 1980s the health experts and their imitators started to tell us how much healthier we would be if we only drank more water. As water was supposedly free from the tap many people took to this advice. People continued to drink more water as the bottled variety replaced tap water.

Whether more water is healthier, and whether the 8 glasses per day recommendation is accurate, remains debatable. Part of the issue is that people think they can just add more water to a poor diet and expect significant improvements. Adding water probably is good. But we need to start getting rid of added sugar and processed food too.

Individual Water requirements

Water requirement change due to exercise, a hot environment and individual height/weight. 2 litres a day isn’t a bad estimate, but you might need more depending on your lifestyle. If you are exercise it is good to keep a water bottle handy.

Water Health Toxins

Dubious Advice columns tell us that water flushes toxins out of our body. This a half-truth; it is the kidneys that flush out toxins, but they require water to do this properly. A lack of water will make it difficult for the human body to properly flush out toxins.

Yet water flushing out our system is complex. Too much pure water can remove all the micronutrients that we need to be healthy. Individuals drinking pure water, either distilled or from High Mountain regions, will feel lethargic after a few days because they lack essential body nutrients.

Other problems have occurred when people drink too much water and too little salt. Joggers are especially prone to this. The lack of salt will cause the person to collapse.

Water and Teeth

Drinking water will help clean teeth and prevent bad breath. Unfortunately, the trend of adding lemon to the drinking water is causing problems. The lemon is acidic and causes serious damage to teeth. Stick to clean water and perhaps green tea.

In summary

  • Drink reasonably clean water.
  • Water is only part of the diet. eat healthy food
  • You need at least some salt in the diet. Too much water depletes salt levels.
  • Do not add lemon to all your drinking water. If you do drink lemon, once per day then drink and gargle pure water afterward to clean your teeth.

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If you are doing aerobics, yoga, Pilates or going for a massage we suggest drinking water earlier in the day. All things that are beneficial for our health are best when combined with other healthy practices. 

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Artarmon Thai Massage

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There are many benefits of a massage.

  • Massages boost your immune system.
  • Massages improve circulate in your body.
  • The improved circulation and health steadily remove toxins form the body.
  • Massage reduces mental and emotional stress. This does not remove problems from our life but it certainly helps us deal with them.
  • Massage can relieve depression.
  • Massage improves the mind / body connection. We can feel more alive and think clearly.
  • Massage increases energy. Of all the diets, fads and practices that claim to increase energy (perhaps with some success) this is the easiest to follow. Just relax and have a massage.
  • Massage can improves sleep. This makes a difference to every area of our life.
  • Massage can relieve headaches.
  • Massage can relieve muscle pain
  • Massage can significantly reduce inflammation.
  • Massage can help us recover from exercise and exertion from sport.
  • Massage can help us look younger, improving skin
  • Cancer patients find massage helps them deal with side effects of medications and treatments, as well as help them sleep better.

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A weekly or twice weekly massage makes all the difference to our health. Live life I the best health and the best mindset possible.

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Weight Loss Tips

Weight Loss Tips.

It is possible to be healthy and content while still being a little overweight, but generally we are better off when close to our ideal body weight. Sometimes this seems easier said than done.

A few weight loss tips from the latest journalism include:

  • Eat natural food rather than processed. This is pretty basic, but also fundamental. Getting rid of the additives and preservative in food makes all the difference.
  • Drink plenty of water. If we mistake thirst for hunger we will put on weight.
  • Eat mindfully, If we eat in front of the Television on in many social situation we just keep on eating without noticing the amount. Eat slowly, really taste the food and be aware of the process.
  • Plant based smoothies can replace ice cream and yogurt, and help us lose weight.
  • Green tea is healthy and seems to help weight loss.
  • Make sandwiches with only one layer of bread.
  • Use smaller plates, and find that you eat less.
  • Avoid sit-ups and do squats instead. Sit-ups risk spinal damage, and achieve little. Squats benefit core and leg muscles.
  • Eat five to nine serving of fruit and vegetables per day.
  • If half of your lunch or dinner plate is vegetables you are about right.
  • Put several serving of vegetables and fruit in a blender and drink in the morning Include celery, cucumber, spinach, kale and fruit like pineapple or blueberries for flavouring.
  • Many so called ‘Health’ bars are full of sugar. Avoid.
  • Eat eggs. They don’t affect cholesterol, but are healthy in many ways.
  • Getting up early seems to correlate with healthier eating. Get some early morning Sun.
  • Sleeping in a dark room helps us rest and helps us with weight loss.
  • Look to see if there are emotional patterns to over eating.
  • Eat protein throughout the day. Many of us don’t eat protein at breakfast.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per half cup of white rice and render more than half the calories indigestible.
  • Eat dark (70% cocoa) chocolate.

A healthy lifestyle means we enjoy life more and for longer. Eat well, exercise, be spiritual, socialize, and have a regular massage.

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Thai Massage Chatswood

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Massage works in a universal way to fix many different aspects of our lives. The idea is that massage gets the body functioning at an optimal level so that it can deal with stress, injury, illness, psychological change and everything else we encounter in the best way possible. If we are healthy it is easier to deal with life and what it throws at us.
There are others ways to improve our ability to cope with the world and enjoy life. Meditation helps many people. Exercise and diet can also make a huge difference. One good idea is adding a few appropriate herbs or supplements to our diet.
Ginseng is an adaptogen that is great for many aspects of our health. It boosts our immune system and gives a steady supply of energy. Unlike any stimulant this energy is not a quick burst followed by a crash; ginseng is about endurance. It also helps mental functioning.
Ginseng helps us function optimally, both physically and mentally. It should be avoided before bed.
Green Tea has become popular in the Western World over the last generation or two. It contains a mixture of L-theanine and caffeine which are great for mental functioning. The combination of these two components provide mild mental stimulation and calm focus. Green tea also contains antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.
Anything that benefits sleep will benefit our health. Try getting some early morning Sun. This resets our circadian rhythm to help us sleep at night. Also look at anything that effects breathing. We should breathe through our nose and not snore. Consider nasal strips (online at eBay) and mouthguards. Talk to a dentist about night breathing.
Melatonin helps us sleep. We can get this on prescription or by blending and drinking a cup of cherries (frozen cherries are a reasonable option).

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Book a regular massage and be better adapted to the life you live. Combine this with a healthy diet, exercise and a generally healthy lifestyle and live life at an optimal level.

 

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GOLDEN THAI MASSAGE – CARLINGFORD THAI MASSAGE

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All massage involves pressure on the human body, designed to relieve tension and soreness and generally restore the body to better natural functioning.

Thai massage dates back over two thousand years. Traditionally claimed to be another creation of Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, the father of this medicine, history actually suggest influences from Chinese, Indian and other Asian practices. Yet the Thai approach is different, following the ‘sen’ lines of the body to address issues and produce results. And unlike many other forms of massage which are conducted in private, Thai massage is often performed in groups with a dozen masseuse and clients.

BENEFITS

A full two hour treatment, or even a short treatment, can be beneficial for:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Asthma
  • Bruises
  • Sprains
  • Joint injuries
  • Physical and Emotional Tension
  • Flexibility problems.
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Digestion Complaints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Anxiety,
  • Insomnia

Enjoy Thai Massage, Carlingford

For a Thai massage Carlingford is catered to by Golden Tree Massage. Enjoy a traditional or royal Thai massage for healing, or just for generally feeling better.