Month: September 2019

Sexual health is an important part of a man’s overall health and wellness, and a healthy penis is obviously a key player in this respect. Everyone knows that to keep the body healthy, it is important to work out, eat right, take vitamins, get plenty of rest, avoid smoking, manage stress and limit alcohol intake – but few men take the time to give their penis a little extra TLC. Proper penis health care should be integrated into the daily routine of every man; the use of a penis vitamin creme containing Vitamin E is one way to improve the skin quality and health of the penis.

What are the Health Benefits of Vitamin E?

Vitamin E has many health boosting properties, one of which being its antioxidant function – antioxidants fight free radicals in the body which can cause cancer, as well as signs of premature aging. Vitamin E also reduces cholesterol in the body by stopping cholesterol from being changed to plaque. Plaque is responsible for narrowing the blood vessels and damaging cardiovascular health, which can lead to coronary artery disease. Vitamin E also reduces joint inflammation caused by arthritis, boosts immune functioning, and works with other essential nutrients to regulate hormones in the body. Vitamin E is an especially important nutrient for skin care, as it helps retain moisture, prevents skin dryness and can help protect the skin from UV rays.

What are the Penis Benefits of Vitamin E?

Vitamin E carries with it several penis-specific benefits. Vitamin E can improve the quality and appearance of the penis skin as it penetrates the skin cells, soothing irritation while moisturizing, smoothing and revitalizing the skin on contact. Vitamin E is also beneficial for men suffering from Peyronie’s disease – a condition in which the penis painfully curves due to scar tissue – vitamin E can help improve existing symptoms of Peryonie’s disease and may have preventative properties to keep the penis tissue healthy and straight. It can also prevent shortening of the penis tissue caused by Peyronie’s. Vitamin E increases blood flow throughout the body, all the way to those tiny blood vessels that make up the penis, this speeds healing and helps maintain the health of the penis tissue.

Sources of Vitamin E

There are many food sources that contain Vitamin E. The Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine recommend adults intake 15 mg of Vitamin E daily. To ensure the daily dose is met, load up on the following foods:

  • Wheat germ oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil and palm oil
  • Nuts, almonds, hazelnuts
  • Spinach, collard greens, dandelion greens
  • Avocados, asparagus, broccoli, beets, turnips, tomatoes, sweet potatoes pumpkin
  • Mangoes, papayas, kiwi

For individuals who aren’t the biggest fans of fruits and veggies, vitamin E can be found in over the counter daily multivitamins, or as a vitamin E only supplement.

Maintaining Penis Health

While vitamin E can be taken in pill form to reach the recommended daily intake, to achieve the best result for the penis, it should be applied directly to the skin. An all-natural penis vitamin creme (most professional recommend Man 1 Man Oil) containing vitamin E can be gently rubbed on the area to soothe, heal and protect the skin. When choosing a creme, ensure it is intended for use on the genital area, as lotions and cremes which are not formulated for the penis, may cause irritation of the skin. Other key ingredients a penis creme should contain include: shea butter, for moisturizing; Acetyl L Carnitine, for nerve healing; Alpha Lipoic Acid, for cell metabolism; vitamin A, for anti-bacterial properties; vitamin D, for anti-oxidant properties, and vitamin C, for collagen production.

Source by John Dugan

Bicycling is the world’s leading cycling magazine. It was launched in February 2003, and is published 10 times a year. Bicycling South Africa is a counterpart of the American cycling magazine: Bicycling and Mountain Bike. It is a Touchline Media publication, also belonging to Media 24’s Lifestyle Division.

Bicycling has come to be known as the quintessential magazine for biking. It is directed at both road and mountain biking partisans, which is a fast-growing and affluent lifestyle cycling market including professional or casual cyclists, youngsters or adults. Be it just ten-speeds or mountain bikes, this magazine is an informative and helpful must-read.

Bicycling South Africa is the leading tester of bikes and gear; dedicating over 30% of its space to the latest reviews that enable readers to make the best choices. The magazine has content for every element of a cyclist’s life, including training techniques and fitness information filled with inspiring human interest stories, motivation, nutrition, and event news from every part of the world.

A Bicycling South Africa subscription delivers a healthy mix of articles on travel, fitness, bike and gear reviews, race reports and much more. Colorful photography and award-winning stories, that bring the sport to life, complete every page of the magazine. This is coupled with intriguing stories of celebrities surrounding the sport, and a showcase of their latest biking apparel.

Bicycling vows to keep you fit and healthy by featuring essential fitness, training, and nutrition tips. The magazine provides in-depth bike and gear reviews for all cycling styles and trails. Seasoned cyclists, newbies and wannabe cyclists; anyone who cycles, or who is flirting with the idea of taking up cycling need to carry the Bicycling South Africa Digital magazine, and enjoy the outstanding and useful content.

The editor for Bicycling South Africa, Mike Finch, plans to make their brand globally consistent, by looking at franchises like Australia. In April 2013, Bicycling sported a new logo, with a new format, and 16 extra pages. The new logo equates to the logo used by its US international partner, Rodale Inc. The April issue had on the cover, Patrick Dempsey – a passionate cyclist and star of the hit series Grey’s Anatomy. Incidentally, it coincided with the 10th year anniversary of being South Africa’s leading cycling magazine.

To enable more readers to get the magazine, it has joined the digital media revolution by launching the Bicycling South Africa e-magazine on all or most of the digital newsstands. This has presented an opportunity for access to millions of interested readers. More importantly, customers need no more lug heavy magazines around during their travel. A digital magazine does not take up space in your luggage nor does it add weight to your mobile! All your digital magazines are available in the cloud, and you have access to it anywhere and anytime you like.

So grab a copy of the Bicycling e-magazine to fuel your passion for the sport as well. This is the way for the future with a clear message to ‘go green’.

Source by Peter Ducker

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act allows for the continuing health insurance coverage for people even as they become unemployed or when they change jobs. The act also provides for the standards that would help ensure the privacy of an insured’s information when it comes to electronic transactions with regards to health care.

Starting in April 2003, the Act has safeguarded the use and divulging of what is called “Protected Health Information” or those that is related to an individual’s health status, health care provision or they payment for such that may be traced back to an individual.

The HIPAA is an ever growing concern now as hospitals, health care insurers and even doctors and other health professionals extend their businesses online. Right now, it is possible to get your medical tests results online, or perhaps get a prescription via e-mail or online. With the advent of Health 2.0, a lot more processes are now possible online where it used to require a visit to the doctors’ office.

Web Application Security and the HIPAA

If you run a health-related site that collects, stores, and transmits patient data and information, it is best to make sure that your Web application security is up to HIPAA standards [http://www.applicure.com/solutions/hipaa-compliance]. The HIPAA requires that Web sites should be able to:

1. Encrypt all data that is to be transmitted, archived or stored.

2. Store all data, this includes backups and easy recovery.

3. Restrict access to relevant data only to authorized personnel.

4. Protect all data from being altered or tampered.

5. Destroy all data when they are not going to be used anymore.

How a Web Application Firewall Can Help

A Web application firewall can examine all packets of data that is transmitted from or to an application; thereby letting you screen and block specified content. Web application firewalls can help prevent hacking attacks that uses the holes in your Web applications itself. This helps you to protect the data you have on your systems from falling into unauthorized hands. With a hacking attack, the hacker can retrieve the information you have stored, and can get copies of all incoming data after putting malware on your system that allows him or her to record the activities on your system or Web site.

Aside from this, a Web application firewalls can also help you keep out viruses and other malware that can destroy data you want to keep, or alter these data according to the way it is programmed.

The sad thing is that, most Web hosts can easily offer a Web application firewall, but opts not to. If you have a health related Web site, be sure to get a host that offers this kind of protection.

Source by Tomer Shoha

In this modern age when obesity is taking on the overtones of a national epidemic and proving a prospective problem to the government, many people are overtly worried about their fitness, and are now taking to the Gyms to get their body into an overall healthy shape and to enhance their fitness levels. Gyms have conveniently sprung up everywhere and people are making a beeline there to enjoy the advantages of regular workouts.

The Gyms, on their part are modernizing themselves with the latest and most efficient fitness equipment that will give their customers maximum workout benefit. This news has come as a breadth of fresh air to beginners and established gym enthusiasts who are looking forward to take their training to higher levels to achieve better fitness goals. Read on and you will get a comprehensive idea on the type of fitness equipment a good gym will provide. You can use these facilities in a gym or have them installed at your home if you have the space and the convenience.

Floor Equipment

These could well work out as your first addition to the home gym equipment that you already possess, and could turn out as your most used pieces of home gym equipment. However, you should check on the product durability and the cushion thickness to ensure that it will be good for over thousand workouts and safeguard your spine at the same time.

Treadmill

As most of you are aware, the treadmill provides you an indoor alternative to outdoor jogging or running. You run on a conveyor-style belt that you can adjust to different speeds to allow you to enjoy customized workouts. These treadmills also provide facilities for inclines and interval training that enhances your options for workout. They also come with safety keys that help to thwart the possibilities of accidents.

Elliptical Machines

These machines provide a complete body workout. They tone up your muscles and improve your cardiovascular well-being without joint stress. The foot pedals that fit round your shoes for security provide for an elliptical or circular motion while the handles provide a good workout for your upper body. You can plan tougher workouts by adjusting the resistance and incline.

Stationary Bikes

Stationary bikes with a single front wheel are the indoor alternative to the Cardio exercise of cycling. These bikes have movable arms to afford a total body workout, cushioned seats and strapped pedals for enhanced safety and comfort and front wheel guards to prevent accidents. You can get these bikes in a recumbent, semi-recumbent or upright design.

Rowing

These machines provide a low impact workout and reduce the pressures on your joints. By working on this machine, which is akin to outdoor rowing, you work out both your upper and lower body equally. The great advantage here is that the machine is foldable and does not take up too much space.

However, take the advice of a physical trainer on the way to go about the above exercises and ask for the time duration, to avoid any problems of exaggerated efforts due to over-exuberance.

Source by Sooraj Surendran

Many people will tell you that you need to have Goals in each of a set of defined categories. I’m less strict about that, but I definitely think you should have Goals for your Health. How do you have health Goals you may ask?

First you need to take stock of where you are right now. Go to your doctor and have a full physical done, including blood work. Most insurance will cover this as part of your preventative care, except for the blood work. Get your weight, your cholesterol and everything else you should track noted.

Then you need to determine what the ideal is for all of these. Ideal weight. Ideal cholesterol. Ideal glucose level and so on. Wherever you’re not in that ideal range, you need to create a plan to get there. Your doctor will give you ideas. They LOVE doing that.

Now WHY do you need Health Goals?

Without good Health, nothing else can get done.

I speak from experience here. The last month or so I have been trying to get over a bout of bronchitis. It knocked me down for a couple of days early on, and it just keeps hanging on. It’s draining my energy and creativity, and it’s really knocked me off track on pursuing my Goals this month. It’s essential to be physically and mentally able to actually DO the work to achieve your Goals.

Without good Health, what you do isn’t as productive.

When we’re sick, our bodies are busy fighting whatever bacteria or virus has attacked us. Or our bodies are busy healing from whatever pain or injury we’re suffering from. When you can work at all, you simply aren’t going to have the energy to get as much done. It affects your thinking and your ability to make things happen. It can affect your judgement too and cause you to make costly errors.

Without good Health, we aren’t as motivated to get things done.

Let’s look at weight here. When we’re overweight, it’s more difficult to get excited about certain things. We can be self-conscious about how we look compared to those we see as Successful. Sometimes it’s not our imagination either. Certainly Hollywood makes us think you have to be thin and beautiful to be a Success. Look at leaders in places you’ve worked or know. Does upper management tend to be fat and ugly or thin and good looking? In my experience, thin and good looking gets you farther.

Without good Health, we are more stressed than ever.

When we’re not at our optimum health, it’s stressful. When we’re sick, we naturally want and need to rest. Yet we know there are so many things that aren’t getting done. We NEED to get up and do something, but when we do, we can’t do it for long or we make a mess of it. Poor Health itself is stressful. It creates extra demands on the body to carry extra weight, process more sugar, salt, fat and chemicals than it should or to pump blood through clogged arteries. Not to mention the physical stress to joints and muscles.

Our Health is the one thing we cannot ignore when we set our Goals. It’s too important. Our Health is what enables us to think and do the work well and quickly to achieve our Goals, but it’s not just a tool to do that.

Our Health has to be good to excellent if we’re going to be the best that we can be.

Source by W Timothy Johnson

Line dancing is perfect for the single person who wants to get out and meet new friends, get some some exercise and just enjoy the conviviality that goes with Boot scootin 'country music! Mostly based on country and western music there are some great dances based on other types of music as well.

Dancers come from all the echelons of society to learn new ways of finding out where they have forgotten muscles. The clothing worn does not have to be expensive; most people have a pair of jeans in their wardrobe. Jazz up the jeans with all sorts of boots and bling to suit the occasion. Some women like to wear skirts in all styles, ranging from the tiered look to short skirts. Tee shirts are appropriate and worn by either men or women. The girls always look nice in gypsy styled tops, which are very fashionable now any way.

The shoes or boots worn should be comfortable and have soles that you can twist, scuff and sachet on! This rather rules out sneakers or sport shoes but some people manage just fine with them too. If you are keen to get some proper boots, go for the better quality ones. They come in many materials, or hides to get the look! Check out the stitching to see if the quality is there. The bottom line in clothing is really wear what you feel the most comfortable in and can enjoy yourself line dancing.

There are hundreds of dances and variations of similar movements. There is at least a 1000 dances and that number increases as the years go by. Choreographers write the steps and fit them to the music they require, there is such a huge range of country music and others to choose.The beats vary from waltzes to rock 'n roll the latter tends to be danced by the experienced dancers and is amazing to watch if you suffer from two left feet. People I know have learnt over 350 dances and have been in the line-dancing scene for many years.

Learning requires a patient teacher and a patient pupil! For the older learner it is a totally new experience trying to learn dance movements, generally because it's been many years for some since they got into active participation of sports or exercise. There are some dances especially for beginners, and as the steps are mastered, your range of dances increases, as does the level of expertise. Find yourself a local club and enjoy the line-dancing scene. It is inevitably friendly and no one feels stupid for not being able to learn as fast as others are.

Source by Maman Wilson

Human beings eat different sorts of foods, and those foods after digestion excrete the waste that are not anymore needed by our bodies. These wastes have to be properly disposed as they may pose environmental and health hazards. In the same way that all other kinds of wastes must be properly disposed to avoid the said unwanted effects. What are these other kinds of wastes and who creates them? Waste creators are those manufacturers of different kinds of products. They produce these wastes on the process of manufacturing. These refuse that are not anymore useful like scraps of papers, cellophanes, cans, metals, all these have to be properly thrown as they may cause damage to our environment and to our health. In the same way manufacturers in the fields of electricity must properly throw away electronics waste they create for a healthy environment and a healthy citizenry.

The government of the United Kingdom has this thing called Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment or better known as WEEE , which is a directive 2002/96 / EC, together with the RoHS Directive 2201/95 / EC. This became a European Law in February 2003 which sets the collection, recycling and recovery of all types of electrical items. It is commonly known as the WEEE waste directive which imposes the responsibility in the disposal of electrical and electronic waste to manufacturers, sellers, and end users to drive them into a concerted effort to make the environment clean. Companies are mandated to create an infrastructure for collecting all electrical and electronic waste including cellphones. WEEE waste directive has provided the platform in making the public aware that they can return their worn out and waste cell phone items for proper disposal that is an ecologically friendly manner.

Who would want his environment to be polluted that in return may backlash through global warming calamities? Everything that can be recycled must be recycled. For example, Aluminum, which is a sustainable metal that can be recycled into new cans within 60 days. So, instead of just throwing your used cans anywhere, bring those cans to proper disposal and you can even exchange those waste for money. Also your cell phones and other electronic gadgets can be turnover for proper disposal in exchange of money. With that you are protecting your environment plus you have new cans and new cell phones, and electronic gadgets back into the store shelves.

Having said all this, let us start in our own household the proper disposal of waste. Diligently we will do it until we contaminate our community in this worthwhile effort to clean up our environment. And we must act now and not procrastinate for we are now all seeing and actually experiencing the catastrophic effects of global warming which is causal to not disposing our wastes properly.

Source by Julius T Pacana

Hi everyone! I am going to show you how to quickly start a personal training business.

This is the # 1 most commonly asked question! In the previous question, we talked about figuring out if this is the right industry for you. Now, we can get down to the basics of building a very successful fitness business.

First, inventory your skills & resources. Who do you know that would be interested in your services? Who do you know with connections to journalism, media, and public relations, to help get the word out? How about other business owners you are already friendly with, so you can learn from them and collaborate with them? In particular, finding a successful trainer with a great business is an awesome way to jump start your success.

Second, you will want to get a certification (even though it is not required by law!). Yes, having a good certification is important to get started, but we will talk more about that later. You will also need liability insurance (which will be discounted if you have a certification), a waiver form, a Par-Q form, and other forms to keep track of your clients and legally protect yourself and your business.

Third, what kind of people and clients do you want to serve. You may not have a clear idea right now, and that is ok, but keep this question in mind as you pursue your career and work with clients. A great tip is to follow your passions, whether it’s body building, power lifting, a team sport, a certain group of people, or even gardening, sailing, or skiing. Connecting with people you are passionate about, (their goals, their personalities, their abilities, their demographic, their activities, etc.) is one of the keys to being very successful and making work feel like fun and not a boring job!

Now where would you like to work? A gym? A private training studio? In home? For a bootcamp? These are the most common fitness jobs, but other options include working in a physical therapist’s or chiropractor’s office, a senior center, and after school programs or summer camps. In fact, one of the beautiful things about this industry is there are so many people who need our help. There are so many different kinds of opportunities out there; there is really no limit to the kinds of job and work environments you can create for yourself and your business.

Keep in mind that most trainers who are just getting started work out of a gym, because it provides more structure, mentoring/training, and clients. It’s very difficult to start you own business right off the bat unless you already have contacts, experience starting a business, a loyal following, and a good amount of exercise knowledge and experience under your belt. One of the key upcoming videos will show you exactly how you can tell if it is time to pull the trigger and start your own business. If it is not time, this will show you exactly what you need to do to make sure your business launch is a complete success.

Source by Jonathan Angelilli

Omega 3 fatty acids are the main ingredient in salmon fish oil and most other fish oils on the market. With few side effects that are not common and several benefits salmon oil is known to be beneficial to health throughout life. Salmon the fish that salmon oils are made from has a life span that is relatively short when compared to other fish.

Salmon are high in omega fatty acids even though they are smaller than other fish, although there are other fish that are purer and higher in Omega-3's such as the Hoki fish that New Zealand fish oil is made from. Salmon fish oil supplements should be molecularly distilled to ensure that the impurities are gotten out of the salmon. Products should be checked for authenticity before purchasing them due to pollution in the water.

Salmon can be eaten or salmon oil supplements taken but a dietician should be consulted before taking the supplements. This way the correct dose is gotten. Salmon oil is known to have long term advantages and benefits to health. X-tend life is made from Hoki fish which are higher in the necessary omega fatty acids than salmon; it is also a purer fish making the fish oils derived from it safer.

It is used in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, and research has shown that heart attack prevention has been aided by salmon oil. The supplements are good for the eye sight and it is good source of the body's essential nutrients. HDL or bad cholesterol is reduced by salmon fish oil.

Decreased mobility and excruciating pain can be caused by inflammation in the body which is reduced by salmon oil. Essential fatty acids are found in salmon fish oil which aid in the reduction of symptoms from arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, Chron's disease and gallstones along with several others. There has been evidence linking fish consumption to a reduced risk of asthma in children. However, clinical studies have shown that X-tend life has twice the anti-inflammatory properties and increased health benefits when compared to other fish oils.

Prostate cancer is prevented with salmon oil, and the chances of breast cancer reduced. Depression symptoms are reduced when the right levels of salmon oil are consumed. When it is taken twice a week the depression symptoms are reduced more than when it is taken less frequently.

Low levels of fish oil can lead to losing memory more frequently as you get older. The right amount of salmon oil can help with the slowing down of Alzheimer's progression. High blood pressure is also lowered by salmon. The pain experience from menstrual cramps is also reduced with its intake. The right level of New Zealand fish oils can aid in prevention of memory loss as aging begins.

There are several benefits to the omega 3's in salmon oils with the most popular being the effective and natural relief it provides from pain. It is also one of the safest pain relievers available and is included in a number of medications. Medications that include omega 3's have been shown to be more effective when it comes to helping with respiratory and inflammatory diseases.

Salmon fish oil provides an extra amount of omega 3's when compared to other oils making it the one of the most complete fish oils supplements available although there is still a better alternative. Moderation is the thing that must be remembered when taking salmon fish oil supplements.

These are useful in memory function and over all brain development, although they should be taken under the supervision of a medical professional to ensure they are consumed in the correct dosage. With the right guidance the side effects associated with salmon fish oil such as nausea, belching and a fishy taste are non-existent. Taking a supplement of New Zealand fish oils daily can not only have health benefits but can aid in the prevention of the side effects experienced from other fish oils.

Source by Brendan Greene

The power of habit is the corner stone of good discipline. Discipline is essential to have when cultivating a fit and healthy body.

I’ve been a fan of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and I couldn’t help wonder if these same exact habits are applicable in fitness.

After doing some correlating, I discovered some fascinating things. Here’s what I discovered.

The Private Victory of fitness is made up of the first 3 habits that lead to independence.

Habit 1: Be proactive

Being proactive in your fitness is about having the initiative and responsibility to engage in the sport of physical activity of your desire. With or without the help of others.

If you want to get into a sport, activity or recreation badly enough, don’t let solitude, isolation or lack of money stop you. I’ve learned several styles of martial on my own initiative by looking for information and experimentation through just exploring those styles through practice.

As long as you have the genuine desire and a mind to learn with, you can just start.

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

This isn’t just about having a goal but rather, having a goal that inspires you.

So, for you to be able to achieve your private victory in your fitness, base your programs, exercises, workouts and training sessions towards what you really want to achieve with your body.

What do you want to be able to do with your body?

What inspires you to the point that you yourself want to embody those skills or abilities?

What could you aspire to by developing or improving a specific skill, sport or physical activity?

If you master this habit of envisioning exactly what you want in your fitness and why, then every exercise, routine or workout you choose will naturally compel you.

Habit 3: Make first things first

In order for fitness to be a way of life it has to be prioritised. So, in order to make fitness first in your life, you either make it first in your heart or first on the clock.

What do I mean by that? If your fitness is geared towards a workout session or exercise routine around a sport or physical activity you are truly inspired and passionate about, then you will find a schedule that you know deep down you’ll be able to commit to consistently.

On the other hand, if your fitness is anything less than a burning passion and you struggle to show up, then you need to prioritise it in your day by either doing it first thing in the morning or if you can, first thing as soon as you come home or right after work. Make it the first thing before you move on to anything else and you’ll have one less excuse.

The public victory is about habits that supports your growth in a group fitness environment no matter what sport you play. They are also the 3 habits that lead to interdependence in fitness. Interdependence can be a powerful way to leverage collaboration to make gains and progress in fitness while at the same time being a source of leverage for somebody else in their fitness.

Habit 4: Think win/win

Whether you play competitively or you just play for fun, your likely to have some humbling moments where you experience defeat by a rival or just feel less adept than others.

Thinking win/win is about seeing the value in such humbling moments as for it is in these moments that are trying to get you to improve your game and performance by showing you some weaknesses.

Just see every defeat as an opportunity to ask some fresh questions and receive some fresh insights and information. You’d be amazed at how such humbling moments can open your eyes to something you weren’t aware of before. Even criticism about your technique is valuable because you can’t see yourself in 3rd person POV and I guarantee that from your 1st person POV, you miss some things.

Habit 5: Seek first to understand before seeking to be understood

In a group fitness environment, it’s extremely useful to maintain the attitude of a student. Even if …

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