7 Simple Steps To Weight Loss

Here are 7 keys to help you lose weight and become fit. They can be applied to anyone that a physician find to be capable and will increase men’s Fitness as well as women’s.


  1. Eat a balanced diet, eating each meal in order from healthiest to least healthy foods. That means eat your fruit or vegetables before you eat anything else. Eat as much of them as you want, then eat a couple of servings of your whole grains, nuts and seeds. Next, eat your frozen or canned foods. After that, if you have any hunger left, enjoy a serving of dessert.
  2. Watch your Sugar, your body does need some sugar, but it is minimal. The excess sugar that you take in is turned into fat. Learn to read labels and really watch your sugar. Keeping your intake to about 12 grams of sugar each meal or snack is a good rule.
  3. Drink Lots of Water, your body needs water for a variety of functions. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and cut out sodas. Even diet sodas can cause you to bloat and retain water. You should also watch fruit juice because they are often packed with sugar.
  4. Eat Fresh. Prepared and processed foods like canned foods are just not good for you. Most are packed with sodium and other additives that you really don’t want in your body. Your best bet is to eat fresh. Shop the produce department, meat department and dairy. Only venture down the aisles for spices, brown rice, dried beans and whole wheat pasta.
  5. Exercise, consistent exercise is one of the top weight loss tips for long term success. Make sure that you get a good combination of aerobic and weight bearing exercises. Walking is a great aerobic exercise, but whatever you choose to do, make sure that you get your heart rate up and keep it up for 20 to 30 minutes. Do this at least three times a week. The important thing is not whether you go to a fitness Centers or not, but that you actually do this exercise.
  6. Eat! If you want to lose weight, you have to eat. Eating three small meals and two or three snacks each day will keep your metabolism stable. Without the ups and downs (mostly the downs) of your metabolism, your weight will begin to drop off and you will soon notice that your jeans are looser.
  7. Reduce processed sugar and fructose consumption, your body very quickly turns these into energy. If your body already has too much energy, it may just convert them straight into fat for storage. Learn to search labels for the sugars row to make comparisons of your meal choices.
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Identifying Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common disease that affects people all over the world. There are different levels of this disease and learning as much as you can about it, will help to make recognizing the symptoms easier. One of the first things that you need to know about this disease is that it affects the joints in the body. The shoulders and hips can be affected but normally it’s the smaller joints such as the hands, ankles, toes, fingers, elbows and knees. Below is more information that can help you understand more about rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and how to recognize them.

Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation in the joints. This causes the affected area to swell and become red and tender and usually will feel warm to the touch. Another symptom is stiffness in the joints. The range of motion will be limited or reduced from what it once was in the past. Most of the time, you will notice the stiffness of the joints in the early morning when you first wake up. Later in the day you may feel less stiff as you loosen up the joints from activity. Of course, one of the most recognizable of all rheumatoid arthritis symptoms is the pain that you may experience.

The amount of pain that you feel will depend on each individual and will be determined by the seriousness of your condition. This disease can be very painful and hard to live with each day. If you overuse the joint you will experience a lot of pain and it is also caused from the swelling and inflammation. Many people with this condition will get hard bumps called nodules, appearing on the elbows, fingers and other joints. People that suffer from rheumatoid arthritis normally feel tired all the time no matter how much sleep they get and they run a high fever often.

Did you know that having rheumatoid arthritis can cause you to lose your appetite and over time lose too much weight? It is unhealthy to lose weight fast because this can cause you to have other medical problems. Did you know that it could go into reemission at times and you will feel great, then just as fast this condition can return again? Rheumatoid arthritis can be a very dangerous disease if left untreated. This is why if you suspect you may have this medical condition, it would be advised you see your doctor as soon as possible. The earlier you start receiving treatment the more damage you can help to prevent.

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