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  Advice to seniors.


A study in United States shows over 51% of old people fall down from climbing stairs. Every year, many Americans are killed by climbing stairs.

 

Experts Reminder:


After 60 years, these 9 actions should be avoided:


1, do not climb staircase. If must climb, hold on firmly to staircase railings.
 

2, do not rapidly twist your head. Warm up your whole body first.

 

3, do not bend your body to touch your toe. Warm up your whole body first.

 

4, do not stand to wear your pants. Wear your pants while sitting down.

 

5, do not sit up when lying face up. Sit up from one side (left hand side, or right hand side) of your body.


6, do not twist your body before exercise. Warm up whole first.

 

7, do not walk backwards. Falling backwards can result in serious injury.
 


8, do not bend waist to lift heavy weight. Bend your knees and lift up heavy object while half squatting.

 

9, do not get up fast from bed. Wait a few minutes before getting up from bed.

 

 

 

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5 Cancer Fighting Foods Backed By Scientific Research by Anthony Gucciardi

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When we talk about the idea of taking back control in your life, it is absolutely essential that we talk about one of life's most important fundamentals: your health. The truth is, you most certainly can eat your way to optimum health – and it can actually be a very enjoyable (and delicious) experience.

Here's 5 cancer fighting foods that are backed by scientific research to start adding into your daily optimum health routine:

1. Tea

Enjoying a cup of tea is anything but a chore, and the reality is that plant-based teas can offer some very significant anti-cancer properties. Tea contains a family of natural compounds known as flavonoids, which are the phytonutrients responsible for the beautiful colors we see in fruits and vegetables. But in addition to playing a role in the vivid colorization of produce, flavonoids are also known for their powerful antioxidant effects.

In particular, a flavonoid in tea called kaempferol has been pegged to help in the fight against cancer. According to an expansive Harvard University study that studied more than 66,000 women, participants who consumed more kaempferol were found to have the lowest rates of ovarian cancer.

2. Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are the new kale, with various brussels-based recipes and preparation ideas popping up on social media almost daily. This happens to be a very beneficial trend, as eating brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower) can be an excellent choice in the fight against cancer and your journey towards optimum health.

What's interesting about the research here is that scientists were able to identify some inspiring protective properties against both prostate and colon cancers with the consumption of cruciferous vegetables, but the substances required to produce the results may only be released during the cutting or chewing of the vegetables.

One study, as reported by WebMD, found that:

“In mice grafted with human prostate tumors and then treated with one of these cancer-killing substances, tumors began to shrink to half their size after 31 days.“

The promising results may have to do with the enzyme phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), which is found naturally in cruciferous vegetables. Other studies have examined the antioxidant called sulforaphane, which is also released when you chew up cruciferous vegetables.

3. Turmeric

If you haven't already started spicing up your meals with turmeric, now is the time to start. As a member of the ginger family, the turmeric plant has been used in both Indian cuisine and ancient schools of medicine for thousands of years. Now, quite some time later, researchers and nutritionists are finally getting excited about what turmeric can do.

One such study that gained recent notoriety in the news cycle focused on the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin (turmeric's active ingredient) on the body.

Published in the Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston found that curcumin exhibited anti-inflammatory capabilities that could help in the fight against cancer and most other disease.

"Most diseases are caused by chronic inflammation that persists over long periods of time," wrote biochemist Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

4. Black Raspberries

Yet another great tasting option, berries have been shown to help in the fight against one of America's most deadly conditions. In particular, black raspberries may be the best bet.

It has been found that black raspberries contain a significant amount of phytochemicals known as anthocyanins, which could help to halt or slow the development of premalignant cells. One professor of internal medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine has even authored a book titled “Berries and Cancer Prevention” which details all of the ways in which berries wage war against cancer growth.

5. Vitamin D

Not a 'food' per se, but vitamin D is such a uniquely important anti-cancer agent that it is a must-have in your arsenal against cancer. The research here is pretty clear, and even the National Cancer Institute has a lengthy page dedicated to vitamin D and its effects.

In research surrounding cancer cells and tumors in mice, vitamin D was discovered to potentially slow or prevent the onset of cancer, inhibit cancer cell growth, reduce tumor vessel formation, and more.

Addition pieces of literature focused on the association between vitamin D levels and death rates for some cancers. Participants living in areas with a higher amount of sunlight exposure were found to have lower rates of these cancers, which researchers stated could be due to the difference in vitamin D levels.

Taking control of your health is more than just important, it's essential to living the life that you deserve to create for yourself. Adding these foods and others into your daily routine can be a step in the right direction towards securing your optimum state of health.

Sources:

Harvard Gazette

Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

National Cancer Institute

Berries and Cancer Prevention by Gary D. Stoner

 

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"Pause and remember"

Forgiving someone does not make you a weak person.

Forgiving someone does not mean you have to have that person in your life.

Forgiving allows you to release the anger, resentment and hurt.

Forgiveness breaks the chains to your past and sets you free." —

Jenni Young

 

 

"When you are unforgiving and carry animosity,

you feed the very soul of conflict that keeps your pain alive.

If you suffocate your heart with anger, all your dreams will die.

The only way to allow your soul to freely breathe, is to forgive." —

Bryant McGill

 

 

"Forgive anyone who has caused you pain or harm.

Keep in mind that forgiving is not for others. It is for you.

Forgiving is not forgetting. It is remembering without anger.

It frees up your power,

heals your body, mind and spirit.

Forgiveness opens up a pathway to a new place of peace

where you can persist

despite what has happened to you."

 Les Brown

 

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BENEFITS OF EATING HONEY

 

 

DANGERS OF SUGAR CONSUMPTION

 

                                  SIGNS YOU ARE EATING TOO MUCH SALT

 

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How Emotions Affect Our Health...


Every cell in our body is intelligent to think and act .. We have 60 trillion cells in our body and our health depends a lot on theharmonic balance and cohesion of the cells .... with each other...

In the movie Eat, Pray, Love, Julia Roberts visits a wise man in Bali, and he advises her not to try too hard to meditate ..

in fact he suggests that meditation is nothing but smiling and the line that is a kicker, is "Smile with your liver"

If you believe that this is just a metaphor, lets look at the other end of the spectrum to prove just how crucial this is..

Let us say you hold a negative emotion towards somebody, something or some event in your life .... each time you think of that your whole body re-lives the emotional upheaval of that association ...

Your mind doesn't have a mind of its own, and doesn't know if the event is happening in real time or it is being replayed...

So it produces the same stress hormones each time .. each and every cell of your body starts feeling the same emotion, of let us say "hatred" towards that event, person or experience all over again...

The body is not at ease.. this is a state where the condition of dis-ease sets in....

If you continue to live in that state, your cells are now getting conditioned to live in the same state...

Some scriptures say" .. as is the atom so is the universe....

Health of a person, depends on how well all the systems of the body and the 60 trillion cells play the melody of harmony together..

When the cells are living in a state of hatred, they soon start exhibiting that with each other and killing healthy cells in the body...This leads to many forms of auto immune disease...

Like Rumi said.. you are not a drop in the ocean, you are an ocean in every drop...

Be careful of your thoughts, your feelings and your emotions...

*Forgive people, not because they deserve it, but because you need it...

Stay happy, stay healthy...*Have a wonderful healthy life ahead filled with the abundance of good health and happiness

 

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On 09/11/2017 at 10:21 PM, harsharan000 said:

7, do not walk backwards. Falling backwards can result in serious injury.
 

Who walks backwards?

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21 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

Who walks backwards?

Not like walking backwards fully, but people may reverse backwards, bit like a car, in order to retrieve something, or if they’ve forgotten to pick something up. Some people do it out of habit or think it’s easier than turning around. 

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On 27/02/2018 at 10:01 AM, Premi5 said:

Who walks backwards?

people do it for health reasons sometimes to recuperate knee joints , apparently yul brynner used run backwards  and he lived a long healthy life

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12 hours ago, jkvlondon said:

people do it for health reasons sometimes to recuperate knee joints , apparently yul brynner used run backwards  and he lived a long healthy life

I cannot imagine in what way this helps prolong life and is good for health

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1 hour ago, Premi5 said:

I cannot imagine in what way this helps prolong life and is good for health

all exercise is health promoting , and using joints in both directions means better balance between posterior and anterior  planes of body and enhanced motor controls , proprioception

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On 27/2/2018 at 10:01 AM, Premi5 said:

Who walks backwards?

The quote you have posted, was just an advice for senior people, as seen from the title of that  post.

Anyhow,  let us see something about walking backwards as an exercise.

 

By Dr. Mercola

The Many Benefits of Walking Backwards

Backward walking, also known as retro walking, is said to have originated in ancient China, where it was practiced for good health. In the modern world, it's become quite the rage in Japan, China and parts of Europe, where people use it to build muscle, improve sports performance, promote balance and more.

 For starters, when you walk backwards, it puts less strain and requires less range of motion from your knee joints, making it ideal for people who have knee problems or injuries. Also, because backward walking eliminates the typical heel-strike to the ground (the toe contacts the ground first), it can lead to changes in pelvis alignment that help open up the facet joints in your spine, potentially alleviating pressure that may cause low back pain in some people.2

Not to mention, walking backwards gives you a chance to work out all of those muscles in your legs, such as your quadriceps and calves, which take a backseat to your hamstrings and glutes during regular walking. It also works out your hamstrings in a different way, and walking backwards for just 10-15 minutes, four days a week for four weeks has been shown to increase flexibility in your hamstrings.

 

A More Intense, Comprehensive Workout in Less Time

Interestingly, when you walk backwards, your heart rate tends to rise higher than it does when walking forward at the same pace, which suggests you can get greater cardiovascular and calorie-burning benefits in a shorter period of time. In one study, women who underwent a six-week backward run/walk training program had a significant decrease in body fat as well as improvements in cardio-respiratory fitness at the end of the study.4

There appear to be benefits for your brain, too. Researchers found that when you walk backwards, it sharpens your thinking skills and enhances cognitive control.5 This may be because even though backward walking is a physical activity, it's also a "neurotic" activity, meaning it requires brain activity that may help you stay mentally sharp. Plus, since it puts your senses into overdrive as you move in an unfamiliar way, it is also known to enhance vision as well.

 

You Can Try Backward Running, Too

Many of the same benefits from backward walking extend to backward running. This activity requires close to 30 percent more energy than running forward at the same pace,6 which means it burns more calories. This is partly because it reverses the typical "soft takeoff" (when muscle-tendon units shorten) and "hard landing" (when muscle-tendon units are stretched) that is found in forward running, which requires greater step frequency and energy expenditure..

Further, because backward running puts far less impact on your knees, this activity is ideal if you ordinarily have knee pain or problems. In fact, researchers have called backward running a safer form of training that can actually improve your forward running skills as well.

 

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18 hours ago, harsharan000 said:

The quote you have posted, was just an advice for senior people, as seen from the title of that  post.

Anyhow,  let us see something about walking backwards as an exercise.

 

By Dr. Mercola

The Many Benefits of Walking Backwards

Backward walking, also known as retro walking, is said to have originated in ancient China, where it was practiced for good health. In the modern world, it's become quite the rage in Japan, China and parts of Europe, where people use it to build muscle, improve sports performance, promote balance and more.

 For starters, when you walk backwards, it puts less strain and requires less range of motion from your knee joints, making it ideal for people who have knee problems or injuries. Also, because backward walking eliminates the typical heel-strike to the ground (the toe contacts the ground first), it can lead to changes in pelvis alignment that help open up the facet joints in your spine, potentially alleviating pressure that may cause low back pain in some people.2

Not to mention, walking backwards gives you a chance to work out all of those muscles in your legs, such as your quadriceps and calves, which take a backseat to your hamstrings and glutes during regular walking. It also works out your hamstrings in a different way, and walking backwards for just 10-15 minutes, four days a week for four weeks has been shown to increase flexibility in your hamstrings.

 

A More Intense, Comprehensive Workout in Less Time

Interestingly, when you walk backwards, your heart rate tends to rise higher than it does when walking forward at the same pace, which suggests you can get greater cardiovascular and calorie-burning benefits in a shorter period of time. In one study, women who underwent a six-week backward run/walk training program had a significant decrease in body fat as well as improvements in cardio-respiratory fitness at the end of the study.4

There appear to be benefits for your brain, too. Researchers found that when you walk backwards, it sharpens your thinking skills and enhances cognitive control.5 This may be because even though backward walking is a physical activity, it's also a "neurotic" activity, meaning it requires brain activity that may help you stay mentally sharp. Plus, since it puts your senses into overdrive as you move in an unfamiliar way, it is also known to enhance vision as well.

 

You Can Try Backward Running, Too

Many of the same benefits from backward walking extend to backward running. This activity requires close to 30 percent more energy than running forward at the same pace,6 which means it burns more calories. This is partly because it reverses the typical "soft takeoff" (when muscle-tendon units shorten) and "hard landing" (when muscle-tendon units are stretched) that is found in forward running, which requires greater step frequency and energy expenditure..

Further, because backward running puts far less impact on your knees, this activity is ideal if you ordinarily have knee pain or problems. In fact, researchers have called backward running a safer form of training that can actually improve your forward running skills as well.

 

Thanks, learned a lot here

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