November 16, 2017

Proper child nutrition and obesity: aiding the fight against obesity

Obesity incidences among American children have dangerously climbed from 5% in the 1980’s to 15.3% in 2000. Studies reveal that childhood obesity is likely to continue on to adulthood which translates into higher risks of obesity related diseases.
While many diet programs, exercises and drug therapy combat obesity with much needed fierce commitment, some fight child obesity at beginning with prevention. There is a marked connection with child nutrition and obesity.

If the factors concerning the prevalence of obesity are to be studied separately, the primary concern would be food and nutrition. Obesity partially relies on the nutritive factor of a subject’s food intake. A child requires a chunk load of nutrition as it grows but are we truly giving them what they need? Again it must be made aware that child nutrition and obesity are related in such a way that poor nutrition leads to obesity.

The concern of child nutrition and obesity originates from excessive eating and no or minimum exercise. Most of the excess food eaten by kids or even adults are the famed high- calorie and high-fat foods that no matter how dangerous they are to our health, there’re still there. To begin a good fight against child obesity, we must be armed with the right nutrition for children. Remember that growing kid require a good amount of energy from a well balanced diet. The basics of the food groups now prevails. Child nutrition must consist of fiber, vitamins and mineral content, carbohydrates and protein. High fiber is best sourced from whole wheat and other grains. This is also very important to an overweight or obese child. This type requires a good bulk of fiber in his/her system to help lose the excess weight. A child’s nutrition is never complete without the 5-times-a-day serving of fruit and a similar serving of vegetables accompanied by dairy products, fish and the occasional red meat. If you now recall your old health class lectures, this is the basic nutrition required to maintain a healthy body. we are simply returning to a tweaked version of the basic nutrition requirements. an overweight or obese child’s nutrition also require a low-carbohydrate and low-fat intake. Remember that the excess calories and fat are major contributors to obesity. Also increase the amount of antioxidants that help flush out what needs to come out.

You should be able to determine what lacked in the child’s nutrition before the diet. Once you know them and realize the impact of child nutrition and obesity, you’ll be able to provide a child’s proper nutrition. Lessen what isn’t necessary and increase what is needed. This may be a small piece of the puzzle but it generates significant changes in the battle between child nutrition and obesity.

Diet Message Boards

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Diet Message Boards

When we deal with diet, there are a lot of ideas associated with this term that pop in to our minds. This is very true since the term diet can be associated for several things. In one way or another, the term diet can be associated with nutrition or food supplements or with the formal deliberative assembly in the field of politics. In other terms, dieting is considered to be a practice or habit of eating and/or drinking in a conformable trend, mostly with the purpose of losing weight. In some cases, it is also used not to lose weight but rather to gain weight or to regulate the amounts of a particular supplements that enters the human body.

Out of these associations, the use of diet in this article’s sense is referred to those diet message boards online that either the administration itself will provide information for the diet message board users or the diet message board users will provide information for the other diet message board fanatics.

Diet message boards are widespread nowadays. Several websites create and offer diet message boards for those who are interested in much deeper topics about diet. With just a simple scroll of the websites that provides diet message boards, a lot of topics came into sight. This existence of several diet message boards is definitely due to the fact that many of the people today are concerned with their body, the food they intake everyday, and their health in general. It is much evident that even in the outside world, several fitness centers are on the verge of expansion.

With this definite fact, the diet message boards are aiming to serve the diet message board visitors for them to freely post messages to one another, reply messages left by other visitors, post new topics on the diet message board. Diet message boards are also concerned on providing ways to exchange ideas, information, support, and camaraderie regarding diet lifestyles, as well as to exchange recipes, tips on weight loss, exercise, Atkins, Hamptons Zone, Ultimate Weight Solution, Protein Power, Carbohydrate Addicts, Sugar Busters, South Beach Diet, etc.

Most diet message boards grant the users to create their own diet message boards as many as they want and even categories of diet message boards as much as the users like to. Most of the diet message board fanatics can also designate other users to act as diet message board moderators. The situation largely depends on the level of interest of a particular user.

In diet message boards, since diet is the major topic in such forum, the common participants are composed of people, especially visiting doctors and patients, who have the purpose of regulating their food carefully, in order to prevent disease.

Most of them join the diet message board discussions for better health tips and are mainly targeting carbohydrates to lose weight.

Growing Your Professional Service Firm For Show or Dough?

Or are you building it for size or profit?
Imagine a weasel. Imagine that little demon of destruction, that insensate courage, tireless activity and incredible agility. Multiply this might some fifty times and you have a wolverine. Do you know that this little animal (some 45 lbs) can make the mighty grizzly bear (some 1,000 lbs) run for his life hysterically crying for his mother?
And this is where the wolverine story ends and our story begins. But to demonstrate how this relates to the growth of professional service firms, for a moment we’re going to talk about how weight training builds muscle in humans because there is a dangerously high number of professional firms grow that grow the wrong way.
First consider bodybuilders. They are building muscle for show. Muscle for size. Muscle for parade. Muscle for impression.
Now consider athletes. They are building muscle for strength. Muscle for power. Muscle for specific functions.
So, now let’s look at the structure of the muscle and how bodybuilders’ and athletes’ approaches differ when it comes to building muscle.
Imagine the muscle as a package of spaghetti. The individual spaghettis are the muscle fibres, known as myofibrils. The package, called sarcoplasm, is the sheath enveloping the spaghettis, the individual muscle fibres.
And here is the difference.
Athletes, who train for muscle function, strength and power, grow the size of the spaghettis inside the sheath, and the sheath grows naturally as the muscle fibres grow. The sheath is always tightly packed with muscle fibres. This is called myofibrillar muscle growth, that is, muscle growth for function.
Bodybuilders on the other hand train for muscle size. They are growing the size of the sheath itself with little consideration for the real muscle fibres inside. And all the space that is not occupied by muscle fibres is filled with water. Not really water, but all sorts of fiendish body fluids. This is called sarcoplasmic muscle growth, that is, muscle growth for show and parade.
So, now we can go back to professional firms and consider how they grow.
First consider the “bodybuilder” firm. Just as sarcoplasmic muscle growth, the growth of the sheath itself, requires high volume of training to create size for show, so operate bodybuilder type firms. They have lots of people, incredible level of busy-ness, lots of clients and preponderance of projects. Everyone is running around like a headless chicken. People are busy doing client work, writing proposals and running around chasing new prospects. These firms operate on high volume and, well you’ve guessed it right, low margins. They have impressive top indicators, like incredible gross sales and unimaginable number of billable hours. So, if you don’t look beyond the veneer, these firms can look truly impressive.
In contrast, let’s see the athletic professional firm. This type of firm trains with lower volume but uses heavier load for building functional muscles. This is myofibrillar muscle growth for function, strength and power, with little ragard for show. This firm focuses on growing the size and the number of its muscle fibres, knowing that the sheath with grow in response to fibre growth. As opposed to impressive top indicators, athletic firms have nice bottom indicators like net profit per person or net profit per project. They work systematically without chronic busy-ness and chaos.
Now let’s revisit the grizzly bear and the wolverine. How can this little creature spread fear among such mighty animals as grizzly bears? One is definitely agility. The other is body composition. While the wolverine is almost 100% pure muscle, a large chunk of the bear is fat.
Similarly, a large chunk of most professional firms is “organisational fat”, including but not limited to the posh office at the upscale end of town, fleet of impressive company cars, super expensive mahogany desks, unnecessary business trips, luxury “strategy retreats” and excessive number of – often underskilled – staff members. And most of these firms, although looking big and impressive on the outside, are pitifully underperforming on the inside. Yes, they can brag about impressive billable hours and billing rates, but after the overheads and salaries are paid for, they have almost nothing left to show for.
It reminds me of a former classmate at university who walked around with a mobile phone on his belt to impress us (in 1988) but didn’t have money to actually get his phone connected to use it for any practical purpose. It was all for show and parade.
So, now my question to you is this: What kind of firm are you building? Are you building a dysfunctional muscle-bound behemoth or a functional, practical, agile, lean and mean athlete of a firm?
Do you build your firm for show or for dough? Do you build it for size or function? Does your firm have an essence, a core or is it all veneer? Is your firm more of a fat grizzly bear or an agile wolverine?

KEYWORD “Bodybuilding Women” – 16


Steel Sisters: Bodybuilding Women

Women came into the sport of bodybuilding somewhat late. Understandable, as bodybuilding is essentially a male-dominated sport. But not to be put down, bodybuilding women athletes have risen above the mediocre stamp that has been placed on them ever since the first bodybuilding women’s competition took place.

The first of the bodybuilding women, Lisa Lyon was a pioneer, a media star, and a spokesperson for female bodybuilding. Born in 1953 in California, USA, Ms. Lyon was a graduate of UCLA and a student of kendo, a Japanese martial art. Then a bodybuilding enthusiast, Ms. Lyon was encouraged to join the bodybuilding women’s competition by none other than premier bodybuilding promoter, Arnold Schwarzenegger who saw potential in Lyon’s small, dancer’s physique. As it turned out, Schwarzenegger was right in betting on Lyon’s bodybuilding talents as she won first place in the first bodybuilding women’s championship.

Lyon was replaced by Rachel McLish, the champion of the first Miss Olympia bodybuilding women’s competition sponsored by the International Federation of Bodybuilders. Considered the symbol that all bodybuilding women wanted to look like, Rachel McLish combined aesthetic and muscles in female bodybuilding. More than just an icon, this Texan-born bodybuilding women helped define the sport of bodybuilding.

Next to Rachel McLish is the Australian shot-putter-turned-bodybuilder, Bev Francis, with whom she incidentally co-starred in the movie, Pumping Iron II: The Women. If McLish was the feminine embodiment of bodybuilding women, Francis presented the muscular extreme. Her incredible appearance and awesome muscular bulk sparked both awe and shock in the bodybuilding women’s world, which eventually led to the question: “How much is too much?” This was the question that bodybuilding women have been troubled with ever since Francis first hit the spotlight in 1986 as a finalist at the Ms. Olympia competition.

In 1991, the overly muscular Francis was relegated as runner up to the more aesthete Lenda Murray who won the Ms. Olympia title. Ms. Murray went on to win eight more Ms. Olympia titles to her name, the last of which was in 2003 where she was also hailed as the most successful and most popular among the bodybuilding women.

Other bodybuilding women include Juliette Bergman known as the Dutch Superwoman who won the 2001 Ms. Olympia competition and Mandy Blank who was an IFBB fitness professional competitor. Ms. Blank is one of the new breed of slender bodybuilding women whose goals are more geared into shaping the muscular body into aesthetic forms than beefing it up to become ultimately grotesque. Other bodybuilding women of Blank’s caliber are Monica Brant, named 1998 Fitness Miss Olympia and Canadian Sharon Bruneau who went through all the radical changes from being a model, to hardcore female bodybuilder, and finally to fitness competitor.