Archive for July, 2011

Obesitity is indirectly the number 1 cause of death in America

July 12th, 2011

It may be America’s No. 1 killer, but people aren’t scared enough of heart disease, says a top U.S. research cardiologist.

“We’ve done a good job of advertising to people that we’re doing better with heart disease, so people tend to sort of feel good about it,” said Dr. Robert Califf, vice chancellor for clinical research at Duke University Medical Center. “We have bypass surgery and stents and drugs that work; the [mortality] rates are declining.”

It’s true that U.S. heart disease deaths overall are down. From 1993 to 2003, cardiovascular disease death rates dropped 22.1 percent.

But more than 910,000 Americans still die of heart disease annually, according to the American Heart Association. And more than 70 million Americans live every day with some form of heart disease, which can include high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, angina (chest pain), heart attack and congenital heart defects.

“It’s sort of accepted as part of the background noise, even though it’s far and away the mostly likely reason that you or I will die,” Califf said.

And it will get more likely, he said. “We’re just on the front end of the baby boomer epidemic, where the projections on the amount of cardiovascular disease are climbing steadily over the next 10 years,” he said.

“We’re delaying the disease, but we’re not preventing it,” said Dr. Steven Nissen, president of the American College of Cardiology and chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Prevention is key, the experts agree, and Americans know what to do: Eat a healthy diet, keep their weight in check, exercise and don’t smoke. But instead, obesity and diabetes rates continue to rise. Roughly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. And the epidemic is spreading to teenagers and children.

“We can’t expect significant change until it becomes a cultural mandate,” said Dr. Leslie Cho, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center. “When society as a whole makes conscious decisions to eat better and as a default plan be more active, then we’re going to do better.”

But could that happen anytime soon?

“I don’t know,” she said. “If you had asked me if New York City was going to be smokeless, I would have said no a couple of years ago.” The city’s proposed ban on transfat in restaurant food is another potential advance, she said.

P90x Review

July 8th, 2011

P90x Review

Power 90 Extreme, or more popularly known as P90X, is a 90 days rigorous fitness program. The plan works in conjunction with a dietary and nutrition plan and it intended to significantly improve the fitness level in 90 Days. The program was intended to be taken at the home. It was developed by Tony Horton.

P90X system was launched in the year of 2003 and is being provided by Beachbody.

The use of rigirous fitness program is not a new phenomenon. If you are an athelete or you participate in any state level programme, your couch is likely to put you through rigirous traing. What P90X system does it is that – it puts you on a systematic training that helps you in your physical fitness.

The nutrition is a part of the overall plan of the P90X. The ultimate goal is to let user know how proein and carbohydrate affect their bodies. This basically creates the awareness about the protien and the carbohydrate. The plan itself is broken into two parts. During the first part there is emphasis on more protien and less carbohydrate. The plan increases the intake of the carbohydrate in the second stage. The third stage becomes essentially a diet that is more intended for the atheletes diet. In this phase the deit becomes more carbohydrate based.

The P90X program is sold as a set of 12 DVD instruction suite.

You should notice that P90X plan to take the best of the east and west by combining yoga and strethching with strength traing, cadio and polymetrics. But this is not all of it. The P90X has a nutrition guide alongwith a fitness plan. The supplied DVD contains Horton as instructor. The DVD also have several fitness models who show how to do a particular execise.

The total programme cost is $119.85. When you purchase it, initially you are charged $39.95. You are provided a DVD. If you like to continue the programme, you are supplied with more DVD and additional charge is made.

The P90X is not for the beginners. It is for you if you want to really buid a body like professional. There are several positive reviews floating around the website. Readers are advised to be cautious about these, as some of these are written by the beachbody promoters themselves. The program will work, but it will also depend upon your drive. The DVDs and the instruction will definitely help. But it is you who are going to make it successful. And your drive is less, it is not clear how P90X DVD is going to help.

The set of the 12 DVDs are as follows

1. Chest & Back – Exercises related to the Chest and the Back.
2. Plyometrics – For Fast powerful movements
3. Shoulders & Arms – Helps building the muscle on Shoulder and Arms
4. Yoga X – This follows the tradional methods to supplement the Muscle building
5. Legs & Back – Helps in the musle building in legs
6. Kenpo X – Based upon Karate
7. X Stretch
8. Core Synergistics
9. Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps
10. Back & Biceps
11. Cardio X
12. Ab Ripper X

Insanity Workout Calendar

July 1st, 2011

The Insanity Workout Calendar is backed by a full 30 day money back Guarantee that if you’re not seeing exceptional results in 30 days or less you can send it back for your full refund. There pretty much is no excuse not to try the Insanity Workout Calendar so if you come up with an excuse or reason then you’re only cheating yourself.

Insanity Workout Calendar completes the hardest workout program ever put on DVD. Your personal trainer Shaun T will push you past your limits with 10 workout discs packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training moves. No equipment or weights needed. Just the will to get the hardest body you’ve ever had.
Ten Insanity Workout Calendar

Insanity Workout Calendar Dig Deeper & Fit Test: To start, Shaun will put your body to the test and see what you’re made of. (30 minutes)
• Plyometric Cardio Circuit: Burn fat with intervals of intense lower-body plyometrics and sweat-inducing cardio. (40 minutes)
• Cardio Power & Resistance: Build lean muscle and upper-body definition with strength-training and power moves. (40 minutes)
Insanity Workout Calendar Cardio Recovery & Max Recovery: Shaun goes easier on you once a week so you’ll be ready for the next round. (80 minutes)
• Pure Cardio & Abs: Nonstop, extreme cardio workout. (40 minutes)
• Cardio Abs: Do explosive intervals of cardio and core moves for rock-hard abs. (20 minutes)
Insanity Workout Calendar Core Cardio & Balance: This workout lets you take a break after month 1 and gear up for month 2. (40 minutes)
• Max Interval Circuit: With MAX Interval Training, this circuit is more intense than anything you’ve ever done before. (60 minutes)
Insanity Workout Calendar Max Interval Plyo: Push your legs ‘til they beg for mercy with power and plyometrics, all at your MAX. (55 minutes)
• Max Cardio Conditioning & Abs: Get pushed to your limit with this extreme cardio workout. (50 minutes)

Four Helpful Tools

• Elite Nutrition Plan: A meal plan specifically designed to fuel your body for these intense workouts.
• Fitness Guide: It’s short and to the point, with just the information you need.
Insanity Workout Calendar: Allows you to track your progress through month 1 and month 2, set workout goals, and stay motivated the whole time. Plus, the Fit Test Tracker tracks your results as you transform your body with round-the-clock access to fitness experts and peer support.

The Insanity Workout Calendar is not just your run of the mill workout exercise program. The Insanity Workout Calendar is a Guarantee. Guarantee that within 60 days your body will go through dramatic transformation. First of all let me explain to you a little more about this program.

Insanity Workout Calendar is not like every other Program and It’s because of its intensity that classifies it above the rest. The Insanity Workout introduced itself from the very beginning as being a hardcore workout but with that also comes dramatic and amazing results. This is a 60 day workout that requires you to work out every day and Push Mentally and physically through it. This Program mixes muscle confusion methods with plyometrics,cardio,and max interval training to deliver the Best possible results and Super Quick.