A truly healthy person has a sound body and mind that is free of disease and infirmity. Healthy living includes taking the steps needed to optimize one's chances of surviving and thriving, like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Questions relating to all aspects of health and living a healthy life are welcome here!
How many grams of carbs are recommended per day?
You should take 225 to 325grams of carbs daily need of your body if you want to be healthy and normal body. But if you want lose the weight then you need to take 50 to 150 grams of carbs which will help you lose weight fast. And its also depend on you body type and lifestyle, what you do for living or doing presently on daily basis. If you are a sportsman than you need high intake of carbs but if you stick to the one place for most of the time then body only need low amount of carbs.
What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?
The bumps on the back of your tongue would be called your taste buds. The vallate papillae are a v-shaped row of larger taste buds at the back of your tongue. Many people don't notice these until they have a concern about oral infection and take a good look in their throat, not realizing that these prominent bumps have always been there. Take a look at the related link to see if these vallate papillae are what you're concerned about. And, whatever you're seeing, make an appointment with your health care provider for screening if you have reason to be concerned about oral infections. The normal tongue has numerous taste buds which are necessary for appreciation of taste. Those at the back are relatively larger and form prominences. These bumps are caused by underlying taste buds. how do you know for sure that they are inflammed taste buds? Couldn't it be warts on the back of the tongue? no, you could have inflammed taste buds--see a doctor for diagnosis good luck If you are talking about the big ones in a line on the back of your tongue They belong there. They are part of you taste buds, leave them alone It's possible but unlikely. Why are you chewing marijuana? Oh, you smoked it? Perhaps smoking is irritating your toungue. If it happens again, quit smoking. Pot can cause all sorts of problems, the irritation from the smoke could cause this sort of symptom. It is however, important to know that your tongue has natural bumps in the back which are larger than the bumps in the front, even though they are in fact taste buds. If you were smoking with other people you could have caught something from them... maybe strep or mono who knows... if you're worried about it go to the doctor 1 you don't necesarily have to tell him you smoked and 2 he will have to keep it confidential if you do. There is a condition called Benign Migratory Glossitis that can cause reddish bumps. Usually harmless, if it lasts for more than 10 days or so, see your doctor or dentist. Those Bumps on your tongue are called taste buds. Red bumps on the back of the tongue can be numerous things. Tastebuds tend to get larger towards the back of the tongue so this may be the case. I've had that happen to me when I ate some really hot food. If you've had penicillin lately and have red blotches on your abdomen that would appear to be an allergic reaction causing the red bumps. Sometimes doctors will prescribe a Tetracycline mouth rinse. Tetracycline is an antibiotic which would indicate the bumps are caused by bacteria. So this would be useless if you have swollen or aggravated taste buds. The best thing to do is to go see a doctor who can actually see the bumps and run tests. if you have big red bumps on the back of your tongue its an allergic reaction Sores on the tongue I believe these red bumps on the back of your tongue could possibly be either canker sores or, if you are sick with the flu, signs that you may have strep throat. Also if you recently burned yourself while drinking something too hot for your tastebuds it could have caused this. Explanations from other WikiAnswers Contributors: They could be taste buds Circumvallate papillae would be the proper name. In Chinese Medicine, red bumps on the back of the tongue may mean Kidney issues. If the bumps are big and elevated, that may be excess stress (Kidney Yang excess), which can affect sleep, mood (anxiety), and immune system. If you don't have pain or visible infection, Western Medicine may call this "normal". It's possible. See the related questions link.
Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Nutrition, How To
How to lose stomach fat?
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Asked by Jude Beatty in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Nutrition
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?
More research is needed to get a conclusive answer, but some studies have suggested that eating a nutritious meal in the morning does help to kickstart your metabolism. Nutritious is the keyword here, as there’s obviously a big difference between eggs and donuts when it comes to a beneficial breakfast. It’s also been shown that going without breakfast is associated with a higher Body Mass Index. The weight aspect aside, most experts seem to be in favor of a well-balanced breakfast that includes protein, whole grain, and a fruit or vegetable. However, the tagline "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" was actually coined by cereal companies as a marketing tactic, so it’s fair to be a little skeptical of breakfast’s supposed benefits. And what’s more, there’s some research to back up that skepticism—one recent review found no significant weight management benefits to eating breakfast. "The key message is that if a person likes to eat breakfast, that is fine. However, there is no evidence that we should be encouraging people to change their eating pattern to include breakfast in order to prevent weight gain or obesity," Flavia Cicuttini, senior author of the review, said.
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Health, Nutrition, How To
How to lose belly fat?
To reduce the belly fat means excess on belly can form many times after preganacy and with obesity. women and men around the world are facing this problem , specially they feel their body looks bad. To reduce this belly fat , we have so many options are there in that i recommend YOGA is the best one. Best Yoga poses to reduce belly and hips fat: 1.Veerabhadrasan - Warrior posture: 2.Utkatasana - Chair Posture: 3.Bhujangasana - Cobra Posture: 4.Dhanurasana - Bow Posture: read more tips from here www plus100years com
Is drinking too much water toxic?
Yes, drinking too much water can be toxic - except it is very hard to drink too much fresh, clean water to be able to die. Normal healthy people would need to drink on the order of 20 liters per day for it to be toxic but people with some medical problems, particularly the elderly and very young, can get toxic on much lesser amounts. Also people with psychiatric disorders, most notably schizophrenia. Drinking too much water is called polydipsia. This, as well as several other processes, can cause low blood concentrations of sodium, which is known as (dilutional) hyponatremia.
How long does it take to see weight lifting results?
You can get results in 1-2 weeks. That is, you can 'feel' some muscles growing, but dont expect to look noticably different. On the first day lift weights for about 30 mins, and make sure you lift weights that are 'reasonably heavy' but not to an extent that you are struggling after the 3rd lift (rep). Your muscles must hurt for a few days after this session, to the extent that when you extend your arm it hurts, and when you do a sit up it hurts. If they don't , you need to go back and lift heavier weights. Once you have completed this initial session, you need to increase your weights marginally each session. For toning your body you generally go for less weights but more reps. For big muscles you go for bigger weights but fewer reps. Also, make sure you rest your muscles for at least 48 hours otherwise you could actually go backwards! So on day one you might do biceps and abs, on day 2 you do chest and triceps. If you go to the gym 4 or 5 days a week, I promise you will notice some difference (or moreso 'feeling' ) in about 2 weeks. After 4 you will notice your biceps and chest musles will be bigger. After 6 bigger, etc etc. The more results you get, the more research you can do on better exercisies , diet, etc. Finally, its important to know how muscles develop: when you lift weights you are sort of 'damaging' or tearing your muscles. Your body needs to repair them, which it does in the 48 hour rest period, but actually makes the muscle slightly bigger 'just in case'. This is why you need to increase your weights marginally after each training session.
What are examples of prefixes and suffixes?
A prefix is a syllable placed in front of a word to add or to change its meaning. Prefix -- Meaning -- Example 1) anti -- against, opposite -- anti-fungal, antidepressant 2) auto -- self -- autograph, automobile 3) bi -- two -- bicycle, bivalve 4) con -- with -- contact, conform, converse 5) un -- not -- unconvincing, unnatural, unprepared 6) re -- again -- revisit, reenter 7) a, an -- not, without -- amoral, anesthetic, apolitical, asocial 8) ab -- away from -- abduction, abstain, abnormal 9) ambi -- both -- ambidextrous, ambivalent 10) centro, centri -- around, center -- concentric, centrifugal 11) dis -- apart, not -- disengage, discord, discomfort A suffix is a set of letters added at the end of a word to make another word or as an inflexion. It can alter the spelling of words when changing the part of speech. Suffix -- Meaning -- Example 1) -er -- doer -- teacher 2) -able -- able to -- unbelievable 3) -ous -- full of -- dangerous 4) -ness -- state of being -- happiness 5) -ful -- full of -- wonderful 6) -ly or y --like -- gently, wintry 7) -ment --state of -- government 8) -cide -- kill(ing) -- patricide, infanticide, herbicide, suicide 9) -logy -- study field of -- biology, geology, etymology, cardiology 10) -phobia -- exaggerated fear -- photophobia, claustrophobia, agoraphobia
Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Fitness
What are fat burning foods?
High protein low carbs diets are the perfect combination to Loss weight High protein low carbs diets are the perfect combination to lose weight in no time. So, in addition to cutting carbs, you should also have an adequate intake of proteins. They will make you feel full for a longer time and lessen your cravings. And therefore, make you able to control your appetite and handle your hunger This means one absolute thing: No more snacks! You will only be eating 2 to 3 meals per day. Lean proteins are best for you since they are lower in calories which will increase your weight loss even more. You can find them in foods such as eggs, cheese, lean beef, fish and seafood, vegetables, poultry, etc. Your diet will be essentially based on meat and vegetables and will provide your body with all the vitamins, fibers and minerals that it needs to be in good health and shape.
How can you protect yourself and others from viruses and flu?
How to avoid the spread of colds, flu, and other viral infections: THE SHORT ANSWER: For the flu, get a vaccination (flu shot or jab). See more below in the longer answer. For other viral infections such as measles, mumps, etc. there are also vaccinations that should be used. To avoid HIV/AIDS, or other viral sexually transmitted diseases and infections, always use a condom. See below for more. For a common cold there are no vaccinations, so you'll need to avoid anyone sick, stay at least 6 feet away from them if they are coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands often and follow good health practices at all times, such as exercise, a good diet including many fresh fruits and vegetables and "good fats", such as olive oil, avocado, raw unsalted nuts especially walnuts, get plenty of sleep - 8 hours is usually recommended, drink plenty of water. THE MORE IN-DEPTH ANSWER: If you have cold symptoms, be sure to wash your hands after using tissues when you cough or sneeze or wipe your nose. Wash your hands before you touch someone else or their things so you don't spread the virus (a sub-microscopic particle) to them. If the other person is not as careful as you and you are not in a position to educate them on hygiene, then watch them closely and do not touch things they have used, or if you must, then immediately wash your hands before you touch your face, eyes, mouth, or nose. Most viruses, like colds and flu, are spread by moving microbe-like particles from one person's mouth, nose, or eyes to those of another person. This is done using our hands much more often than by particles in the air on respiratory droplets from sneezing or coughing, although that is also a mode of transmission. Shaking hands in a business setting is an almost perfect way to assure that you pass those viruses on or take them on from someone else. Be up front and explain that you are not shaking hands that day because you do not want to share your cold with them. This will improve your business relationship, it will not harm it. It lets the other person know you care about them, you are educated about how germs are spread, you have self-respect, and you are self-confident enough to be open and honest about your actions and reasons for them. If they, in contrast, offer you their hand when you know they have a cold, you can be similarly honest on why you would rather give a "virtual handshake" or knuckle bump (and you may also be giving a very good lesson to them in the process). If, however, you are concerned about how that will be received, then you might try a "white lie" that you have a strained wrist or finger that makes handshaking painful right then, and you apologize, but are unable to do so. You may, while telling them, make a physical gesture to replace the handshake by touching them on the shoulder or elbow with the opposite hand. Alternately, you might tell them that YOU also have a cold and don't want to add your germs to theirs. In those situations, most people are pleased with the interchange and appreciative of your thoughtfulness and honesty. So, frequent hand washing is your best protection from viruses. There are also antiseptic sprays that can be used on objects that are frequently touched like telephones, door knobs, and drawer and cabinet handles. Be sure to read the label to confirm the antiseptic product is effective on viruses. Unless you wear a respirator or other specially made face masks (N95) that can filter the sub-microscopic viruses to prevent your breathing them in, wearing any kind of surgical mask, or other face mask not designed for the purpose (to fit correctly and filter correctly), will not help you avoid breathing viruses that are in the air from coughs or sneezes. Viruses are small enough to pass right through the masks, or can enter around the sides of the mask. However, when worn by someone with the cold or flu symptoms, the masks may prevent them from spreading the virus to you on respiratory droplets from sneezes or coughs since the mask will trap the droplets on the inside of it when they are wearing the mask properly. Or, you could wear a mask to be sure that you do not pass virus to others the same way. Surgical masks are designed to keep the respiratory droplets contained (like covering your mouth with a tissue does), not to prevent you from breathing in sub-microscopic virus particles that are in the air immediately after a cough or sneeze. Additionally, wearing a mask can help you remember when you are "operating on automatic" in public to not touch your face with your hands after you have been touching surfaces and items that so many people have also touched, potentially spreading germs of all kinds. Do not go to the doctor and demand or expect to be prescribed antibiotics for a common cold or the influenza. These drugs are for bacterial infections, they have no affect on viruses. It is likely only a coincidence if you feel better soon after starting the antibiotics, because people usually wait until after the first four or five days of a cold to go to the doctor. It is within two to three days of that when the virus would have run its course anyway (usually 7-10 days), and so a few days of antibiotics only seems to be doing the trick, and is pure coincidence due to the timing. (Secondary bacterial infections can occur, and may need treatment with antibiotics, so leave the treatment choices to the health care professional rather than telling/asking them to prescribe antibiotics. You should see additional symptoms if bacteria are involved, so be sure to be able to describe for your doctor any secretions, high fever, sputum, pains, shortness of breath, etc.) When antibiotics are used when not really necessary, they add to the problem of creating antibiotic resistant bacteria that become increasingly deadly and virulent, such as the "flesh eating bacteria" of necrotizing fasciitis. And antibiotics prescribed on demand add unnecessary costs to an already over-priced health care system in the US. Doctors shouldn't, but may, "give in" to your demands or strong requests for the antibiotics and give them to you unnecessarily. When you are coughing and sneezing with a cold or flu, have tissues handy to cover your mouth and nose and then put the used tissue immediately into a trash container (not in your purse, pocket, up your sleeve, inside your blouse, or on the table or desk). Use them once and then throw them away. If you must cough or sneeze and you don't have tissues available, then cover your face, and especially your mouth and nose, with your elbow by turning your face into the crook of your arm held close to your body. Do not cough or sneeze with your mouth covered by your bare hand, that just loads your hands with a big dose of virus particles to move to a place for someone else to pick them up (unless you know that you can immediately use your hand sanitizer before touching anything). Teach your children and family to follow these same precautions. If at all possible, stay home instead of going to work, school, or out in public during the first three to five days of your cold or flu symptoms, and try to educate others to do the same. Your body needs rest and fluids to fight the microbes and you don't want to be the "Typhoid Mary" of your office or school. If more of us took this one simple precaution, many microbes causing the communicable diseases would not have the ability to spread throughout the communities and could be stopped with your responsible behavior. This is a time when you, a single individual, can make a difference in the lives of many others. Use the anti-microbial wipes available at many stores to clean the handles of the shopping cart before using it. If the store does not have these available, carry your own supply of wipes or a bottle of waterless hand sanitizer (containing a minimum of 60% alcohol) with you and use it on the cart and on your hands. Don't forget that after you check out, you often are given a different cart to carry your items to the car, one which you have not cleaned prior to your use. You could use the sanitizer you have with you to clean it before touching it to push out to the car. Most stores have not considered that, and don't place the sanitizing wipes also in that location. Although that should be obvious for the reason just cited (and because the cart will now have been handled by another person, the bagger and/or checker), it is still not done. Use this opportunity to educate the store and request that they put them there for your future use. Or, use the cart and before doing anything else after touching it, use the sanitizer (before even entering your car). Don't forget to have your children use the sanitizer, too, or use baby wipes to clean their hands after trips into public. If you have wipes with you to use, be a good neighbor and clean the handles of the cart after you put the kids in the car, so it will not have germs left from your children that the next child may pick up. Any time you use a public restroom, after washing your hands and leaving the restroom, use your hand sanitizer. When you touch the door handle to leave the restroom, you pick up more germs. To properly use the sanitizers to kill germs, rub your hands briskly to add friction to the process of getting rid of the virus particles and bacteria (this is also an important part of proper hand washing with soap and water). Continue rubbing your hands together until all of the sanitizer is gone and your hands feel dry. Some microbiologists have recommended that you should avoid even using the public sinks and rely only on the sanitizer to clean your hands. This would make sense if the sink may seem less clean than your hands. Also, here's a tip from scientists after they monitored the spread of germs in public restrooms with lab tests. They reported that most people avoid using the first stall you find in the public restrooms thinking that it is the most often used, and that it will, therefore have the most germs. Studies have found just the opposite, since we do avoid those stalls, it turns out that they are much less frequently used and the cleaner choice. (You can judge this for yourself by looking at the size of the toilet tissue roll in those first stalls vs. the other stalls and see if it doesn't seem to hold true proven by the amount of tissue in both areas. My non-scientific test of this proved it to be valid information...but, shh, don't tell everyone or it won't hold true very long.) If you must visit someone at the hospital or clinic, or go to the doctor's office, keep these tips in mind and be careful not to pick up other people's microbes on your hands. If you can not avoid touching the chair arms, door knobs, publicly used pens at the counter, etc., then use the sanitizer as soon as you can afterward and do not touch your face, nose, eyes or mouth in the interim. Do not go into a hospital unless absolutely necessary. It is not a place to visit sick friends any more, since patients are very ill when hospitalized now, and are not there for lengthy recoveries when friendly visits would have been more appreciated. Friends' visits used to be more appropriate than in this current day and age. You don't want to take microbes in to the vulnerable patients or bring them home with you. If you must be there, use the hand sanitizers often, and before you get into your car if possible. The hospitals have sanitizers located around the building, feel free to utilize these, they are not restricted to use by staff only. Hospitals can harbor deadly viruses, such as the coronavirus, which is responsible for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a rare but deadly condition (they also have extremely virulent and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, fungi, and other disease-producing microbes). Again, avoid transferring those to yourself or others with your hands. Some viruses also spread through sexual contact and blood, like HIV, for example. Use of condoms or abstinence are the main ways to prevent the spread of the sexually transmitted forms of viruses (and some bacteria and yeasts). Health care professionals use universal precautions when treating patients when blood or other bodily fluids may be encountered, usually vinyl gloves, and sometimes face and eye shields. Blood transfusions are much lower risk than in the past, discuss this with your health care professional if the need arises for blood or blood products. Intravenous drug abusers are extremely at risk with shared needles. Be sure to eat healthy fats (monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats* are "good fats" and saturated fats and trans fats are the "bad fats"), and five servings of fruits and vegetables each day as part of a good diet. Maintain healthy nutrition with supplements if necessary, as well. Your immune system requires good nutrition for it to function at its best to protect you from viruses that get past your good hygiene and other defenses. Proper rest and sleep, plenty of water, and exercise will also help keep your immune system healthy. Laugh. This is proven to not only improve mood, but also has been shown to improve your immune system functioning. *Examples of good fats: Monosaturated fats include; Olive oil Canola oil Sunflower oil Peanut oil Sesame oil Avocados Olives Nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews) Peanut butter Polyunsaturated fats include; Soybean oil Corn oil Safflower oil Walnuts Sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds Flaxseed Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines) Soymilk Tofu
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Asked by Derick Treutel in Drinking Water, Health
Do I really need to drink eight glasses of water per day?
Although conventional wisdom holds that humans need eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day, the truth is a little more complicated. According to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an adequate daily fluid intake is about 125 ounces (3.7 liters) for men and about 91 ounces (2.7 liters) for women. However, keep in mind that these fluid intake guidelines include all sources of water, not just glasses of the stuff. In fact, we get about 20 percent of our daily water from what we eat, especially fruits and vegetables. The truth is that when it comes to hydration, one size does not fit all. There are many factors that should influence an individual’s daily water intake, including where you live, your activity level, and your overall health. So while there is no scientific evidence that supports the “8x8 rule,” staying hydrated is still important. The best advice is to trust your own body, and when you’re thirsty, reach for water first.
Best foods for weight loss?
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Asked in Health, Food Safety
Is it safe to eat chicken every day?
There are no specific dangers related to eating chicken (with other things) every day. However, limiting your diet also limits the various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs. If you are sticking with chicken, be sure to mix up your different veggies, fruits, grains, and other types of food to better cover your diet.
Is bright yellow urine normal?
It's not necessarily a danger sign. You may be simply offloading a high concentration of vitamin C (which, when you over-consume, simply dumps the excess to the urine), or betacarotene, the precursor to vitamin A, and the coloring agent in lots of orange fruits and veggies such as carrots or cantaloupe. Also, a lot of the B-vitamins can have this exact effect. If the urine is clear, this is a good sign and makes the vitamin density the most likely explanation. It could also mean that you're somewhat dehydrated and you're expelling very rich urine. In that case - rehydrate! :} Note that this works better with liquids that have some electrolytes in them - some salts. These include sports drinks like Gatorade, various juices (such as orange, pineapple or tomato), or simply drinking water and having a banana or two (high in potassium - an electrolyte). Far less common are cases of kidney problems. But if this is a new phenomenon for you, and has no other symptoms, I wouldn't worry unless it persists. I would definitely rather be excreting excess vitamins in my bright yellow (normal) urine, than having clear urine and vitamin-starved body cells. More comments from WikiAnswers contributors: Asparagus is another veggie that will make your urine bright yellow. Drink lots of water (8 glasses a day) and that will help to flush out the kidneys. Bright yellow urine can mean that your body is dehydrated and also it can mean you are highly acidic. Yellow urine indicates that a person is able to flush out acids stored in the body or that a person's body is not able to process the food that he is eating. If it is the first situation it is good. If it is second situation it is bad. Liver does not get any water if taken with meals or shortly afterward. Such water is flushed out of the body faster. One should drink 1 hour before meals to be able to get the water to the liver. Except for this period one should not drink water. Drinking one hours before meals will help water to stay in the body for a longer period and work on the acids and toxins for a longer time. Taking certain vitamins will turn your urine intensely yellow. Urine should be almost clear in color, if you're drinking enough clear fluids. The less you drink, the darker your urine will become, and some medications will affect urine color. If you're not taking meds, then up your water intake; drinking cranberry juice also helps the kidneys to flush any toxins which can lead to urinary tract infections. Water, water and more water! Six 8 oz. glasses a day is what is good for you, but even 4-5 will make a difference. To add, it is usually the B Vitamins, found either in multivitamins or as a additional supplement, that can make urine bright yellow or even orange. Other medications, such as ones for urinary tract infections, can do the same thing (such as phenazopydidine, AZO-standard, etc.). Read the information the pharmacy gives along with any prescription medication you are taking to see if this is a common side effect of them. Otherwise, you can certainly see a physician if you are concerned. Although this is a commonly mentioned "fact" in the news, there is no scientific evidence behind the "8 glasses of water a day" theory. Before you spend a bunch of money on supplements (many of which are useless), try drinking more water. Urine is yellow because the major waste product of the blood, bilirubin converts to urobilin in the kidneys. Urobilins are yellow. Drinking more water will dilute your urine and it will appear clearer. While it is true that many are re-thinking the "8 glasses a day theory," it is also true that not being properly hydrated can cause urine that is bright yellow in color. B Vitamins and other medications can also cause discolored urine. Pay attention to your fluid intake (and remember to drink before you feel thirsty), and you should see a change in color.
How to build muscle and burn fat?
HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT (suitable for men or women) How to build muscle and burn fat? Well, the correct ways to burn fat and build muscle are through specific eating habits and specific exercises. The best overall approach involves three components: (1) Eating specific foods (2) Weight/Strength training (3) Cardiovascular (cardio) exercise Awaiting you at the bottom of this answer, are links to free lists of foods to eat and foods to avoid, choices of free cardio exercise plans, and free weight/strength training exercises/routines. These links will guide you at your own pace; clearly showing you step by step how to build muscle and burn fat. First, on this page, let me give you an overview of the three component parts. (1) HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT THROUGH EATING Here's how to cut through all the confusion about correct eating. Eat a small meal about every three waking hours. You will not be eating more food, you will simply be spreading it throughout the day. It's critical never to skip a meal, and to obtain sufficient quality protein at each meal. 'Sufficient' means at least 15 grams per feeding if you are female and at least 20 grams per feeding if you are male. Your protein should come from unprocessed (preferably organic where possible), natural sources. To lose body fat, and for optimum health, avoid or strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat). Over-consumption of refined processed carbohydrates is a major cause of unwanted body fat, insulin resistance, fat accumulating around the abdomen or stomach, overall weight gain, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many other diet related diseases and conditions. If you are unsure what these foods are, at the bottom of this answer you will find a page link leading to a list of refined processed carbohydrates. Replace refined processed carbohydrates with more of the so-called fat burning foods and make use of the thermic effect of fat burning foods. Drink plenty of fresh water to enable you body to process these foods. I suggest 3 quarts daily and adjusting your intake from there (unless you have a medical condition that would prohibit this). If you are unsure what these foods are, at the bottom of this answer you will find a page link leading to a full list, and more detailed information about the thermic effect of food. Eating this way (as outlined above) will significantly boost your metabolism. Increasing your metabolic rate is the key to achieving and sustaining a low percentage of body fat. Again, remember to drink plenty of clean water. As stated earlier, I suggest 3 quarts daily and adjusting your intake from there (unless you have a medical condition that would prohibit this). (2) HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT THROUGH WEIGHT/ STRENGTH TRAINING Proper weight/strength training will build muscle, which is your METABOLIC FURNACE that burns additional calories 24 hours a day and not just when you are exercising. Do a whole body routine. Concentrate on the basic, compound exercises, which are full squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, dips, and chins. Learn proper exercise technique and use it on every rep. Once you are able to train intensely, you'll experience DOMS. In order to ensure systemic recovery, wait 24 or 48 hours after all DOMS has disappeared before training again. Remember: you do not grow in the gym. What you do in the gym should stimulate growth during the recovery period. Exercise is like medicine: too little is ineffective and too much is counter-productive. Therefore, between sessions get plenty of rest and sleep. As stated earlier, at the bottom of this answer, you can find page links to free exercises/routines suitable for beginners and upwards, as well as relevant information such as safety and warm-up tips. (3) HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT THROUGH CARDIOVASCULAR (CARDIO) EXERCISE Here are a few examples of cardio exercise: brisk walking on a treadmill or outdoors running on a treadmill or outdoors rowing cross-country skiing trampolining nordic walking aerobic dancing In fact, any exercise, sport or activity that increases your heart and respiration rate for a specific period is cardio exercise. It is important to do cardio exercise at the right intensity. Cardio exercise ranges from mild to intense. Unlike mild cardio, intense cardio must always be brief. Intense cardio exercises include running, interval training, and graded exercise protocol. Brisk walking is an example of mild cardio exercise. Mild cardio exercises keep your maximum heart rate at about 60 to 65%. Intense cardio exercises involve a maximum heart rate that is considerably higher (usually up to about 85% or even 90%). In terms of burning fat during exercise, mild cardio is superior to intense cardio. So, you might think that everyone should do mild cardio exercise. That is incorrect. Mild cardio exercises are not effective fat burning exercises in the long-term. WHY? Well, they do actually burn more fat than intense cardio exercise. Unfortunately, by doing them regularly, your body adapts to mild cardio by storing fat during the recovery period until your next mild cardio exercise session. This is bad. You want to burn fat not store it! Whereas, intense cardio burns more fat overall because it stimulates more fat burning between intense cardio exercise sessions. In addition, because intense cardio is intense, it must be brief, (whereas mild cardio is prolonged). By that, intense cardio is great for people who are lazy, or do not like prolonged exercise, or grow bored by it, or do not have the time. Nonetheless, if you are new to exercise and wish to begin with mild cardio such as brisk walking see the choice of plans at the bottom of this answer, and then progress to intense cardio (see the intense cardio plan at the bottom of this answer). Whatever cardio you choose (mild or intense), choose a cardio exercise that you dislike the least and that you will stick to without giving up after the first week or so. Cardio exercise will increase the amount of calories your body uses during and immediately after exercise. HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT, SUMMARY So, the best way to build muscle and burn fat is to eat as outlined in the earlier part of this answer, and combine cardio exercise with weight/strength training. You can use this sustainable program from now until your dotage. If you adopt it and make it habitual, you are going to know how to build muscle and burn fat, like the way you look, and love the way you feel! Depending upon your current degree of fitness, I suggest two to three intense cardio sessions per week. In particular, if you have not been doing intense cardio exercise, I recommend starting with GXP (see the Intense Cardio Plan 3 page link at the bottom of this answer). Even if you do twice weekly strength-training as well as intense fitness exercise two or three times weekly, if you want to go further it's also a good idea to go for a brisk walk once a week. 'Brisk' means 2 miles in 30 minutes, 3 miles in 45 minutes, or 4 miles in 60 minutes. For weight loss or health, even if you start with mild cardio that will be a great step forward, and then move on to intense cardio exercise as soon as you are able. Cardio exercise will increase the amount of calories your body uses during and immediately after exercise. Weight/strength training will add more muscle and muscle is you METABOLIC FURNACE that burns calories 24 hours per day and not just when you are exercising. (Don't worry you don't have to build huge muscle (unless you want to.) Moreover, in addition to adding muscle, weight/strength training benefits your body in so many, many ways. One should never underestimate the benefits of weight/strength training for optimum health. Male of female, young or older, you are never too old to benefit from some form of weight/strength training. The free exercises and programs at the bottom of this answer are suitable for males or females, beginners of more advanced, young or old. Therefore, when you combine weight/strength training with cardio exercise you not only have the best answer for 'how to build muscle and burn fat' you also have the best exercise answer for optimum health. (Incidentally, even people who cannot engage in cardio exercise because of injuries, or specific health conditions, can usually engage in some from of weight/strength training and, by that, enjoy its many, many health benefits.) So, for the 'how to build muscle and burn fat' free programs, plans, and lists, to show you how to do it step by step, use the page links given below: FREE MILD CARDIO EXERCISE PLAN 1 (the easier plan) FREE MILD CARDIO EXERCISE PLAN 2 (the slightly harder plan) FREE INTENSE CARDIO EXERCISE PLAN 3 BEST EXERCISES TO LOSE WEIGHT LIST OF REFINED PROCESSED CARBOHYDRATES (to avoid or strictly limit) FREE FAT BURNING FOODS AND THE THERMIC EFFECT (to replace refined processed carbohydrates) and more about detailed information abut the thermic effect of food 128 people + others elsewhere, found the above 'how to build muscle and burn fat' answer very useful. You may first wish to seek the approval of your own physician before changing your eating or exercise habits, especially if you have any known condition or disease. *
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What is The meaning of phosphorous?
Phosphorus is one of the mineral elements, indeed a major mineral required by the body for its proper metabolism. The term metabolism used here is in a loose sense. Actually, phosphorus level in the body is checked alongside with that of calcium. This is done by the hormone secreted by the parathyroid gland, the parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone is supported by the prohormone, provitamin D3, which is actually produced by the direct rays of the UV light at about 298nm on a substrate know as 7-dehydrocholesterol found on the skin. The regulation of phosphorus alongside with calcium in the body is important in bone formation and mineralisation as well as in teeth formation. The amount of these minerals in different parts of the body like the bone marrow and the plasma must be controlled effectively to avoid disease states.
Is it better to dye your hair when it is clean or when it is dirty?
While there is some controversy about this question, it is a fact that it takes longer for the chemicals to break through dirt to perform the reaction desired. If the hair is not too dirty, the dirt will help protect the scalp from the sometimes harsh reaction to the skin. "Too dirty" is a relative term, and includes styling products and processes. If your hair has been washed within 3 days and you have not used a whole can of hairspray on it, then you do not need to re-wash your hair prior to coloring it. It will not affect the chemical process. They say when you're hair is dirty the hair color comes out better. But maybe they mean by when you've put some products in your hair or something, and haven't washed it in like a day or so. When its dirty! When you apply dye to the newly washed hair shaft it WILL take BUT by washing it you have stripped it of all its natural oils WHICH is better to have present on the hair in order for the dye to adhere easier. If you've ever had your hair dyed at a salon you'll have noticed that they NEVER EVER wash the hair first, they just start applying it no matter WHAT dirt or products have built up on it. So nevermind what the over-the-counter drug store hair dye instructions recommend, DIRTY is better!!!