Exercise and Target Heart Rate

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What is heart rate?

Heart rate is often measured in Beats Per Min (BPM), refers to how many times our heart beat in one min (60s). Normal resting heart rate is about 60-80 bpm. Exercise heart rate is often higher than this range. We can measure HR by placing our index and middle fingers on our carotid pulse or radial pulse. Modern technology had allow us to measure it by Heart Rate Monitors (HRM), which comes in the form of watch and a chest strap. Popular brands for HRM are PolarTimexSunntoGarmin and New Balance.

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Sleep Apnea (Sleep-disordered breathing)

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of very low breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from at least ten seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Similarly, each abnormally low breathing event is called a hypopnea. Sleep apnea is often diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram, or “sleep study”.

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The Surprising Reason You Snack at Night (and How to Stop It)

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Over the years, many of my clients on quests to eat healthier and lose weight have told me, “I do great all day, but at night, everything just seems to fall apart.” Sometimes this happens because evening hours are less busy and structured, or because we create patterns that once formed, are difficult to break, like nibbling while cooking, or always eating a sweet treat after dinner. But now, new research shows that our bodies may be physiologically programmed to crave cookies after dark.

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How to manage a sprained ankle?

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Sprained ankles are very common in sports. When we lose our focus in the game, we may accidentally trip over. Sometimes it due to uneven surfaces,  poor landing technique, muscle imbalances, wrong type of footwear for the sports, or even abnormal foot types.

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Wheatgrass

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Benefits of Wheatgrass

Some of the superior qualities of wheatgrass and the juice that can be extracted from its blades include the following:

  • Increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body. Continue reading