Tuesday, July 5, 2016

10 Principles of Ayurveda Nutrition. Part 3.

8. Trust your intuition.
Though ayurvedic texts contain the detailed lists of products corresponding to any properties and tastes, remember, this knowledge is present in you initially. If you are in balance, if you live in harmony with nature, you will want just the kind of food, your body needs most of all at the moment. If you are attracted to food, because of which you feel physical or emotional discomfort, it means that the balance is disturbed. The easiest way to get it back is to begin using all six tastes again. And once you will notice that you like useful food no less, and thus the balance is restored. When there is a doubt in the choice, just remember what food you prefer when you are fine.

9. Have a meal in a good spirit.
Calm and steady meal guarantees its normal absorption and good spirit for the whole day. Consumed food absorbs the energy of our thoughts, that’s why think only about good at the table. If you can not stop the flow of negative thoughts and emotions, then do not eat for some time, because food will not go for the good now.

10. Do not hurry.
This is very simple but important rule of eating. To eat slowly even more important than to pay attention to what you eat. Favorable food, not chewed properly, is not useful. But if you have to eat not very nutritious food because of any external circumstances and you eat it slowly and your digestive system is in good condition, then your body will still benefit from the food. Thus, according to Ayurveda, the self-adjusting system of your organism works.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

10 Principles of Ayurveda Nutrition. Part 2.

4. Follow principles of compatibility products.
According to Ayurveda, you need to eat fruits, starch, proteins and fats separately at different times of the day.

Here are some examples:
• drink milk or yogurt separately from acidic fruits, or citrus;

• eat fruits separately from potato and other starchy foods (fructose is digested quickly);

• eat melon separately from grain and milk (generally it is desirable not to combine melons with any food).

5. Rest from food.
According to Ayurveda, once a week you should "rest" from the heavy food. As people, who practice fasting for one day, say, it is not easy to get used to the food limitations, but eventually you feel a sense of lightness and "hover" and you begin to understand all the charm of this principle.

6. Include all 6 tastes in the diet.
A balanced diet should include all six tastes (sweet, salt, sour, spicy, astringent and bitter) at each meal. However, there is no need to overload one dish. Some herbs or hot spices will add the missing shade of taste. Also it is not recommended to follow the same set of flavors every day. Let your body to enjoy the whole palette of tastes, and your body will be grateful to you.

7. Do not ignore the spices.
There are a lot of spices in Indian cuisine. And they are very useful not only for the tasty qualities of any dish, but also for the body. It’s because natural seasonings have a lot of valuable substances. However, you should not overdo. You can spoil the dish easily.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

10 Principles of Ayurveda Nutrition. Part 1.

How to eat with the benefits for body and soul? You can find the answer to this question in the ancient Indian "science of life" - Ayurveda.

1. Cook your food by yourself.
One of the Ayurveda diet recommendations says: eat fresh, just cooked food. Do not expose it repeated thermal treatment. The process of cooking is very important too. You should begin the cutting vegetables and cooking soup only in a good mood, thinking about nice things. This makes the food tastier and better not only for you but for the people you love (and feed). So if you are offended and angry, you’d better to postpone cooking.

2. Eat "alive" food.
To be viable, our body needs in live food. This is fresh, natural fruits, vegetables and whole grain. All of them contain enzymes necessary for proper digestion and assimilation of food. Also they have nutrients for normal cell development. Actually in saying "You are what you eat" there is the profound truth.

Cook from fresh ingredients. Frozen and canned ones are "lifeless". And eat more raw food (vegetables, fruits, grain), because with any treatment products lose a significant part of the life-giving energy and flavor.

3. Eat when you are hungry.
In Ayurveda the traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner are not the authority. It recommends eating only when you feel hungry. The body knows better when to eat. However, this rule does not apply to cases concerned with violation of appetite. "Eat, when the body prompts to you" does not mean "over-eat." The only time limitation concerns breakfast. The first time for meal is recommended before 8 a.m.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sports and Fitness for Health and Weight Loss

Today people especially need to practice sports or fitness programs due to sedentary way of life. Everybody knows that any physical activity is required to lose weight, because it speeds up the metabolism and burns excess calories. Regular sports and fitness exercises is a key to enjoy good health and well-developed figure. Also, women, propensity to osteoporosis, make physical activity of special benefit to them.

Every sport is a good form of exercise and helps to keep your body healthy. In addition, sports develop your motor skills. Meanwhile, some people are flexible, whereas others are strong. Different sports require different skills, so you may try various sports to choose one that better suits your needs.

Every parent is enthusiastic about the benefits of team sports for kids. In group sports players are aware that success or failure is an entire team effort. So, team sports develop social skills and friendly networks.

At the same time some people prefer doing individual sports. Such sports as martial arts, fitness, gymnastics, and various field events force the trainee to carry out alone. This creates a deep feeling of self confidence and knowledge that one is able to overcome any problems.

It is recommended to practice about three times a week for beginners. Keep in mind that overload can be dangerous for your heart. Listen to yourself. Doing exercises at your own pace. Don't pressure yourself too much. Have some rest if your feel tired. Check in blood pressure by heart monitor after your training to be sure that you're not exceeding your normal heart rate. You need to have some medical devices at the hand to control your healthy condition.

It's not easy to follow a new fitness schedule. Sometimes busyness routine doesn't give us possibility to visit fitness centre regularly or jogging every morning. Don't give up, it's really important to improve your fitness and keep on your exercises. You need to be a devoted person and be ready to work hard.

If you don’t have enough time to visit the gym, just carry on some simple physical activities in daily life. Go up steps on foot instead of using escalator or lift, and so on. Doing exercise you will feel great and look appealing and young. Sport helps people to increase endurance and get self motivation, so they are able to withstand active life challenges.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Build Your Body with Callanetics Exercises

If you want to change your body cardinally – to lose weight, tighten your muscles, and correct the problem areas - it's the time to do callanetics exercises.

The author of this technique Callan Pinckney confirms that doing callanetics allows to achieve significant results in a short time. The peculiarity of the system is a huge static load on the muscles of the body. Each exercise is designed in such a way that all the muscles of the body work simultaneously.

Callanetics is a set of exercises for all body parts: arms, shoulders, back, legs, buttocks, thighs and abdominals. Callanetics includes exercises from several types of oriental gymnastics, and special breathing exercises.

With the help of callanetics you will correct your posture, tighten the abdomen, lift the breasts, and improve the shape of the buttocks. After some classes you will see the results.

In the beginning, do exercises 3 times a week for an hour. When you get the first results, cut the classes to 2 times. After achieving stable success, an hour a week will be enough to maintain shape. The starting position is always the same - feet shoulder width apart, back straight, stomach in.

Adopting the desired position keep it for 60-100 seconds depending on your initial level of fitness. Tension should be felt in every muscle. Start each training session with a workout.

Callanetics requires that an involved person should constantly feel his body, which makes exercises even more effective! The result is not inflated muscles but a slender and toned body.