Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Advice for the Ill = Advice for the Well > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Advice for the Ill = Advice for the Well

All of the things we tell sick people so that they recover more quickly are exactly the things that we should be doing every day. Following that advice will not only ward off disease, but also lead to greater energy and vitality, and best of all, weight loss. How we came to ignore these positive factors in our daily lives, I don't know.

In our society, we have a tendency to put off what is most healthy because we think it is inconvenient. When we get sick and can't perform our "more important" jobs, then we make the decision to do what is best for the body. If we took these simple pieces of advice in our regular routines, we would be sick fewer days. So for those who think their work is more important than their health... if you take care of your health first, you'll be able to work longer and take fewer sick days, so you'll accomplish more work!

Fluid Intake

"Drink plenty of fluids" is the thing everybody says whenever someone says they have a cold. Drinking water and natural fruit juices is so easy, yet most people don't do it. There are a myriad of benefits to drinking water all day, especially if you're not sick, which you can find in my article on water on my website. Drink a lot of water all day. The improvements to your digestion, energy balance, joint health, skin health and the function of virtually every organ will astonish you. You will start losing weight right away when you drink at least your quota of 8 glasses of water per day. And there is no danger of drinking too much water, so you don't need to keep track or count glasses, just keep drinking it.

Natural fruit juices are also great for you. They contain sugars to give you energy, but won't dehydrate you like caffeine will. They also contain all of the other vitamins and nutrients from the fruits themselves. In the case of citrus fruits, like oranges, vitamin C comes in high concentrations. We'll get to the vitamins in the next section. Other juices are good for different reasons, but remember that there is no such thing as a "bad" natural fruit juice. Many natural juices are also fortified with calcium, which is another excellent nutrient that will not only strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis when you grow older, but it is also related to fat loss.

No matter how good the label looks, do not drink artificial fruit-flavoured juice, because those only contain sugar, water and flavouring.

Vitamins and Herbs

Many people suggest high doses of vitamin C to cure the common cold. It is such a good nutrient, it should be taken daily, whether you're sick or not. Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is known to boost the immune system, which is why it is recommended for treatment of the common cold. But a good immune system is always beneficial; it is better to prevent getting a cold by having a strong immune system than to treat it once you're sick. Vitamin C is also a most powerful antioxident, which means that it prevents all sorts of cellular decay and counteracts cancer-causing carcinogens. Finally, vitamin C boosts the production of adrenaline, which will boost your feeling of wakefulness, energy and speed your metabolism, supporting weight loss.

Vitamin C is not the only supplement that sick people are told to take. My mother is particularly fond of echinacea. This is an herb that also boosts the immune system. It has proven effective in treating the common cold, but unlike vitamin C, it does not show a significant effect on healthy people.

Taking a multivitamin everyday that contains high doses of vitamin C, as well as a full complement of other vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients is a positive step for anyone. It is virtually impossible to get every nutrient that you should every day unless you take a multivitamin. For those attempting to lose body fat by reducing their food intake, it becomes essential. Not only will you replace the nutrients you're not getting from your restricted diet, you're also packing in those nutrients that can speed up your weight loss.

Chicken Noodle Soup and Other Good Food

When you're sick, you may have a friend who offers to take care of you and make you some chicken noodle soup. There are a lot of theories about why chicken soup may be good for you when you have a cold. Some say that it's just the steam and hot liquid that opens up the airways; others claim that it inhibits neutrophils, white blood cells responsible for inflammation. My theory is simpler: chicken noodle and chicken vegetable soups are just good food, and should be consumed regularly. In a tasty meal, you've got protein from the chicken, carbs from the noodles and/or vegetables, spices and seasoning that have herbal benefits, and the chicken fat as well. A good rule of thumb is to eat simple, good food that has these properties.

Sleep

The final and most important ingredient to beating a cold is rest. Of everything discussed in this article, it is also the element that most modern men disregard. Even when sick, we tend to get up and do some work, rather than concentrating on getting well. Sleep is the time your body and mind recuperate from the day's activities. Without sufficient sleep, your body cannot heal properly, and your mind cannot function properly. There have been some studies that show that sleep deprivation can lead to overeating and obesity, due to the elevation of certain hormones.

Sleep recommendations have varied tremendously in all the studies done. Most people today believe that 8 hours is the optimum duration of sleep. However, some adults can't bring themselves to sleep longer than 6 hours, and many will sleep for 10 if not awoken by an alarm. The need for sleep steadily declines throughout your life. A baby can sleep as much as 18 hours a day, but it will come at odd times until their rhythms match their parents. So, it seems like they never sleep because they're always crying in the middle of the night, but they're sleeping a lot of the rest of the time. In contrast, the elderly awake early and frequently cannot fall asleep until very late. Some may nap frequently, but in all, they are awake far longer than most adults.

The amount of sleep any person needs seems to be quite individualistic. To find your perfect sleep duration, try waking up at the same time every day for work, but go to bed one half-hour earlier each night. You may not feel comfortable right away, but you'll probably fall asleep within 10 minutes. Eventually, you will find a time that is ideal in that you will fall asleep easily and wake up feeling really energetic. On a weekend, you can test your theory by going to bed when you feel tired, and not set an alarm to wake you. When you wake up, write a note of the time you first woke up (in case you want to sleep in further). Then it is a simple matter to figure out how long your body wants to sleep.

Sleep is not the only component of rest. People will actually tell you to "take it easy" to help you recover. This is also a good idea for everyday life, not only when you're ill. Learn to take time every day to relax. There have been many books and studies on the benefits of meditation. None that I know of relate meditation to weight loss, but it is related to a reduction of stress. Lower stress levels will reduce your risk of heart disease, and if you're an "emotional eater", then reducing your stress through meditation can be a big step towards weight loss.

Feeling Under the Weather?

We're not all sick, but are all "under the weather" because the clouds are above us. So, every day behave as if you're under the weather: drink plenty of fluids, especially water and natural fruit juices; take a multivitamin and the proven herbal health boosters; eat natural food in good proportions; and get adequate sleep, including meditation or some form of relaxation.

David McCormick is the founder of Weightless Products. The site, Mr. Weightless, is devoted to free articles on natural weight loss, where there are no banners, no pop-ups and you are never asked for your email address.

Visit http://www.weightlessproducts.com

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Express.co.uk

Apple cider vinegar weight loss: Drink this much vinegar to lose 11 ...
Express.co.uk
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WEIGHT LOSS: Apple cider vinegar is a natural remedy for weight loss, aiding digestion, the metabolism and helping to burn fat.
How to lose weight fast: Take apple cider vinegar at THIS time of day ...Daily Star

all 7 news articles »

Healthline

13 Causes of Unexplained Weight Loss
Healthline
Unexplained weight loss, or losing weight without trying, can be a cause for concern. It might indicate an underlying condition. A good rule of thumb is to see your doctor if you've lost a significant amount — more than 5 percent of your weight ...


Snopes.com

How a Weight Loss Company Lured People Into Paying to Join a Non-Existent Study
Snopes.com
The Oregon-based weight loss company Fitera was founded by Chad Tackett in 1996 under the name Global Health and Fitness. His company, which claims to be the oldest internet-based weight loss outfit in existence, provides strategies for weight loss, ...


INSIDER

10 surprising costs of losing weight
INSIDER
When you are focused on your health, or a specific fitness goal like weight loss, you're better off to prepare your own food than to eat out, making it a more time-consuming process, especially if you live somewhere like a food desert. When you prepare ...
Weight loss diet, what are negative calorie foods and why they ...Hindustan Times
Weight Loss and Weight Management Market: Market Competitive Situation and Trends Analysis with Forecast to 2022CB Reporter
Market Insight: Weight Loss and Weight Management Market ...IDA Report
Chronicle India
all 24 news articles »

Seeking Alpha

Nutrisystem: The Science Of Weight Loss
Seeking Alpha
Shares of Nutrisystem Inc. (NTRI) are down 15.93% since peaking on August 3, 2018, and in my opinion, the shares of this provider of weight management products and services are an attractive buy at current price levels. The company has a solid history ...


NBCNews.com

Meal timing and weight loss: Does it matter when you eat?
NBCNews.com
As the saying goes, timing is everything. And when it comes to eating, aligning your meals with your natural circadian rhythm — the highly elaborate physiological system that coordinates your sleep-wake cycle and all the hormones and metabolic ...


The Takeout

Last Call: What if we've been wrong about weight loss all along?
The Takeout
There's a fascinating article making the round in Huffington Post today, titled “Everything you know about obesity is wrong” by Michael Hobbes. It's a long read, but a fascinating one, making the case that overweight people aren't necessarily any more ...


The Sun

Revolutionary new weight loss procedure has seen people lose five ...
The Sun
A REVOLUTIONARY new surgery could see people shed their excess body fat in mere months, all without going under the knife. The new one-hour procedure is ...

and more »

Women's Health

Kirstie Alley's Weight-Loss Journey Hasn't Been Easy
Women's Health
That means fans have been with her through her weight-loss wins and setbacks (like when she lost 75-pounds on Jenny Craig...or when she gained some of it back before losing weight again on Dancing With The Stars). So, no, Kirstie's weight-loss journey ...


nwitimes.com

Consistency helps Times weight-loss contestants drop 162 pounds
nwitimes.com
During each of the first seven months of The Times' Lose 18 in '18 weight-loss contest, Pociask has lost weight. She's been chipping away at the number she sees on the scale, a few pounds at a time. She's been ever so consistent. "Basically I show up ...

Google News

Pushing Gastric Bypass: When to Talk, When to Keep Quiet

Sharing our bariatric stories is as personal decision as electing... Read More

3 Secrets Your Diet Book Wont Tell You

Are you wondering why you're not losing weight? If you're... Read More

Six Steps to Weight Loss Success

What does it take to lose weight?When it comes to... Read More

Weight Loss: The Strength in Setting Goals, Achieving Objectives, and The Power of Intention

The act of taking the first step is what separates... Read More

No Low Carb Diet Progress? Sleep In To Get Thin!

If your low carb diet is going nowhere, maybe its... Read More

Alternatives When Considering Liposuction

One alternative method to traditional and tumescent liposuction is mesotherapy.... Read More

Why Does the Weight Come Back?

Before many Australians recently, a devastating story unfolded on a... Read More

Effects of Exercise on the Relationship Between Low Self-Esteem and Obesity in Children (May 2000)

IntroductionObesity is the most common health problem facing children today.... Read More

Do Diet Pills Really Work?

You've seen diet pill advertisements? You have read the testimonials... Read More

Get Back Weight Loss Motivation with NLP: Setting an Anchor

NLP Setting an Anchor Process to Get Back Motivation for... Read More

South Beach Diet - South Beach Diet Plan Information

Perhaps you've had them too, nightmares about rice cakes, granola,... Read More

Speed up Metabolism

Metabolism is essentially the speed at which our body's motor... Read More

Weight Control For Webmasters

Are you gaining weight sitting in front of the computer?... Read More

Mastering the Motivation to Stay Fit

Have you ever just felt like you were doing everything... Read More

Serious Dieting Tips, Humorous Explanations

A few months ago, I set out to lose 22.6... Read More

Fitness through Exercise for Life ? Principles that Keep You Going for Life!

ATTITUDESIT'S NOT ABOUT YOU!Exercising has so many physical benefits that... Read More

Tell Me - Do You Really Like Being Fat?

Once upon a time, I fretted about going to a... Read More

Tips For Successful Weight Loss

Throughout my childhood and teenage years I watched as my... Read More

Heres A Diet That Wont Work

How's this for a diet: Take in fewer calories than... Read More

How Does Phentermine Work? Learn How To Stop Neurotransmitter Depletion

Why has Phentermine stopped helping me lose weight?Many people are... Read More

Obesity & Weight Management Is a Social Issue

Much has been written about obesity and globesity. Obesity is... Read More

Hybrid Sweeteners in Todays Health

What is the advantage of these new half sugar and... Read More

Meet the New Look Ronald McDonald

In a global television commercial just launched (10 June 2005),... Read More

The Best Weight Loss Programs and Plans - Find Out About Them Online

Are you considering a low carb diet? If so you... Read More

Theres Still Time for Your New Years Resolution and Lowering Body Mass Index

This year, we all made some of the typical New... Read More