Friday, May 28, 2010

7 Health Benefits of a Cold Shower

Most people enjoy taking a hot shower, but finishing off with cold shower has several health benefits.
Benefits of Cold Water Showers

While doctors may no longer instruct their patients to take a cold bath and call them in the morning, a shot of cold water can still impart real health benefits:

Improves circulation. Good blood circulation is vital for overall cardiovascular health. Healthy blood circulation also speeds up recovery time from strenuous exercises and work. Alternating between hot and cold water while you shower is an easy way to improve your circulation. Cold water causes your blood to move to your organs to keep them warm. Warm water reverses the effect by causing the blood to move towards the surface of the skin. Cold shower proponents argue that stimulating the circulatory system in this way keeps them healthier and younger looking than their hot water-loving counterparts. Read more

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Perverted Punishment Workout

For the Perverted Punishment Workout, you will need a timer, a pull-up bar, and a jump rope. You can check the description of this workout with pictures for each exercise here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Can Sunscreens Actually Cause Cancer?

If you think that slathering on sunscreen is protecting you against skin cancer, you may want to think again. Many sunscreens may be accelerating cancer.
Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives, according to an evaluation of those products released today.

AOL News also has learned through documents and interviews that the Food and Drug Administration has known of the potential danger for as long as a decade without alerting the public, which the FDA denies. Read more

Friday, May 21, 2010

Think Faster, Exercise Harder, Live Longer

Men's Health tells you everything you need to know about the many health benefits of caffeine.
By now you'd think scientists could close the book on caffeine and move on to other mysteries, like why anyone would ever order a chai latte. After all, coffee and related beverages have been revving people up since, oh, the 15th century. And in the past 60 years, researchers have conducted more than 21,000 studies on our favorite stimulant. That's an average of one new study a day through all of those decades. (Those nutrition scientists may have gotten into their own stash.)

If we don't know caffeine by now, you may well ask, when will we know it? And do I have time for a fix while I'm waiting?

Make it a venti, and sit down. We'll explain a few things. First off, caffeine is a complex compound. And it's made even more so by America's preferred delivery method, coffee. For instance, caffeine raises blood pressure, but habitual coffee drinkers are half as likely to die of heart failure as those who don't fill their mug daily. And while caffeine spikes blood sugar, a java habit may help you dodge diabetes.

Confused? Then use this primer to learn how to consume caffeine to your advantage--at work, in the gym, and for overall health. Read more

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yoga to Increase Your Height

Many people would like to increase their height or gain back the height they've lost due to age. This video demonstrates three yoga exercises to stretch and align your spine and stimulate your thyroid gland.

Monday, May 17, 2010

4 Penis Enlargement Methods to Avoid at All Costs!

Men interested in penis enlargement need to read Svetlana Ivanova's article at her blog Sex Secrets about the four penis enlargement methods you should avoid at all costs. These methods are not only expensive and potentially unsafe, but also ineffective.
Are you happy with your penis size? Many men are not. Men with small penises are often the butt of jokes and may even fear rejection from women. If you’ve decided to do something about your penis size instead of just suffering with it, good for you. However, you need to know that there are NO LAZY WAYS to enlarge your penis! Surgery, penis weight hanging, penis pumps, and penis enlargement pills DO NOT WORK! Avoid these four penis enlargement methods at all costs! Find out why. Read more

Friday, May 14, 2010

MMA Conditioning Pyramid Circuit Workout

If you're a mixed-martial artist and you want to take your strength and conditioning to an elite level, try this pyramid circuit workout.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Best Foods to Promote Hair Growth

Your diet is reflected in your hair, so Fleur Hupston suggests which food to eat - and which to avoid - to promote hair growth.
Shiny, healthy and abundant hair is of great value to people. When hair starts thinning or falling out, it can cause panic, distress and anxiety for the individuals concerned. Many cures are put forward by the hair industry, yet dietary deficiencies, poor dietary choices, toxic hair care products and poor hair care are often the cause. Stress and chronic disorders can also cause hair loss. There is no overnight cure for hair that has been damaged by a bad diet. Encourage hair growth with natural "hair foods". Read more

Monday, May 10, 2010

Living Prehistorically in the Modern Age

Andrea Shea explains how to live prehistorically in the modern age. She apparently doesn't know that Neanderthals and modern humans were a different species, but not everyone watches the History Channel, I guess. Otherwise, it's a good introduction to the Paleolithic lifestyle
The word “Paleolithic” might evoke images from the 1980s film “Quest for Fire” — or, more recently, the scruffy cavemen in those Geico commercials. But Nate Rosenberg says going back in time to eat like a Neanderthal doesn’t make him one.

“It’s obviously not a reenactment of Paleolithic life,” Rosenberg says.

The 27-year-old foraged through his contemporary kitchen in the cute Somerville apartment he shares with his Paleo partner Michal Naisteter.

“We eat modern foods,” he says. “In the Paleolithic era they did not have ground beef or, you know, dried oregano from Whole Foods and stuff life that, which we benefit from. But we try keep in mind our evolutionary history.”

Added Naisteter: “I eat fish, I eat eggs, I eat vegetables and I eat berries and nuts.”

Naisteter and Rosenberg are part of an international fitness and nutrition movement known as “ancestral health.” Read more

Friday, May 7, 2010

Popcorn, Peanut Butter, and Pork Rinds Are Bursting With Nutrients and Could Be GOOD for You, Say Nutritionists

Popcorn, peanut butter, pork rinds, and other surprising super foods are bursting with nutrients and may be good for you, say nutritionists.
There's no doubt broccoli, watercress and acai berries are overflowing with healthy vitamins and minerals, but what about the foods we actually want to eat? As a new study reveals that the once-demonised egg should be regarded as a 'superfood' (it's packed with vital antioxidants and nutrients), we uncover the other surprising wonderfoods sitting right under our noses... Read more

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Beautiful Women Can Be Bad for your Health

Meeting a beautiful woman can be bad for your health, scientists have found. It has to do with the stress hormone, cortisol.
Just five minutes alone with an attractive female raise the levels of cortisol, the body's stress hormone, according to a study from the University of Valencia.

The effects are heightened in men who believe that the woman in question is "out of their league". Read more

Monday, May 3, 2010

6 Reasons You Should Avoid Dairy at All Costs

Dairy is nature's perfect foods, but only if you're a calf. Plenty of people think milk is perfectly healthy to drink, and advertisements would have you eating dairy all the time. However, it may not be as healthy as you think.

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