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Fibromyalgia and Obesity

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Overweight Women May Fall Prey to Fibromyalgia | TopNews New Zealand

According to new research, women who are obese and overweight, especially those who do not exercise at all or exercise for less than an hour a week are more prone to develop the widespread pain disorder fibromyalgia.

The researchers concluded, “Being overweight or obese was associated with an increased risk of fibromyalgia, especially among women who also reported low levels of leisure time physical exercise”.

They further added that Community-based measures which focus at reducing the incident of fibromyalgia should highlight the importance of regular physical exercise and how a normal body weight can be maintained.

About 10 million people are estimated to be affected by fibromyalgia. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, people suffering from it experience widespread pain and tender points along the body, extreme fatigue, sleep problems, depression, and problems with cognition.

About 380 new cases of fibromyalgia were diagnosed among 15,990 women during the 11 years between the two surveys, according to two studies, HUNT1 and HUNT2. The study showed that exercise tended to offset the fibromyalgia risks posed by obesity.

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The 7 Secret Steps to Optimum Health

The 7 Secret Steps to Optimum Health

When your mind, body, and spirit are out of balance you become unbalanced, tense, and stressed, which can lead to illness and dis-ease.

How can you rebalance your energy and live life to the full?

The ability to really relax is of utmost importance in your quest for health, as when you are calm and relaxed you are free from stress. It then becomes much easier to concentrate, focus and achieve your life goals.

If you liberate your natural talents and go with the flow, you will have an unlimited supply of positive energy. A simple path to health must be found and the ‘7 Steps to Optimum Health’ will give YOU the tools you need to achieve it.


The first essential for life is air, and the moment you cease to breathe, your physical body will begin to decay. Breathing is the basic root of existence, and as such must have prime consideration in any problem of health.

Are you aware that mountain or sea air can make you feel good and even promote healing? It is surprising that people do not give more attention to the quality of the air they breathe.

Through the air you breathe, you can gain vital life force energy, which is also known as ki, chi, prana, vital energy, magnetism etc.

One of the most beneficial methods of breathing is deep rhythmical inhalation and exhalation through the nose. 10-15 minutes of deep breathing in the morning and evening will be of great benefit to you.

Of course, you can consciously practise deep breathing at any time throughout your day, which certainly helps to reduce stress and tension and plays a large part in the healing process.

How pure is the air you breathe?


Most of the planet is covered with water and your body is about 75% water, so it is easy to see how vital pure water is in your life.

Every living cell requires water, air and nutrients. Water acts as a solvent in your body and the purer it is, free from pollutants and chemicals, the more toxins you can release into it for removal.

It is generally accepted by those who have studied the subject that the use of bottled, filtered, spring, and especially distilled water will help keep your body cells free from waste products. Distilled water is a marvelous blood purifier and can certainly help to preserve your health and longevity.

How pure is the water you drink?


Today after a brief detour into science and medicine, humankind is once again looking at how to use nature’s products to restore abundant health to a dis-ease ridden world.

What you eat is directly related to how you think, feel and act and your body is a marvelous factory that needs constant maintenance.

It is absolutely necessary to recognise the ill-effects of refining, processing, overcooking and the convenience packaging of many of our foods today. It is a good idea to look very closely at the nutritional quality of the foods you are eating.

One of the secrets to recharge your energy, is to gradually introduce more and more raw organic fruit and vegetables to your diet. If this is combined with quality supplements, only then can you be sure to absorb the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis.

How pure is the food you eat?


Everyone should take some exercise on a daily basis as part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is a process by which the cells of the body are placed under controlled stress. This stimulates metabolic efficiency as well as increasing strength and vitality.

Most forms of exercise are good at stimulating particular body tissue, but often leave aside the strengthening of others. An efficient form of exercise will be one which reaches every cell of the body.

Research at NASA states that rebounding (mini trampoline) is the complete exercise. This is because it vibrates and stimulates every cell of your body.

Other good forms of exercise are… walking, swimming, jogging, running, aikido, yoga, chi kung, tai chi, martial arts, etc. depending on your particular preference.

Do you take 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week?


Most of us counteract the benefits of sleep and relaxation by using soft mattresses, television, eating before retiring etc. If you are using energy for digestion or processing thoughts, then you are not using it to repair and recharge your vital life force.

Any stress or anxiety will effect both your mind and body, and can lead to dis-ease. So, you will need to deal with it now before it becomes a serious issue. Mental and physical relaxation allows you to be more at ease.

Deep breathing can help you release stress and tension. Just take a few deep breaths, and as you breathe out, completely relax all of your muscles and just let go of tension and release any mental chatter.

Do you release stress and tension from your mind and body?


Feelings are the sensations of your subconscious mind, and the urges of your instincts set them into action. Emotion is the spark to action, an automatic response to certain situations, causing biological reactions in your body.

It can sometimes spring up from nowhere… you can love, be happy, sad, fearful, angry etc. Under stress the blood flow to the left and right hemisphere’s of your brain can become unbalanced and lose harmony.

Laughter can solve many problems and even help cure illness and dis-ease. When you take control of your emotions you will begin to experience more energy. When emotion strikes, breathe deeply, relax and let it go.

Do you suppress, express, or release your emotions?


Mental habits become so grooved after a few repetitions that they become the major ruling part of life.

The lower mind is interested in making money, eating, drinking and self-indulgence in the 5 passions. The higher mind is engaged in thought activity like philosophy, ethics, morals, creative arts, literature, music and painting.

A bright, cheerful and happy attitude will reflect itself in your state of health. While depressed mental states, gloom, worry, fear, hate, jealousy and anger all react upon your body and produce physical tension which can lead to illness and dis-ease.

A mental attitude of calmness, peace, strength and absolute fearlessness will aid your development and make the changes you want in your life.

Do you control your mind with discipline?

My Optimum Health Secrets exe ebook goes into full step-by-step details on exactly how to take control of your life and improve your health. You will learn how to boost your energy levels fast, after all…

You are what you breathe, drink, eat, think, feel and do!

Tony Wilden

Aikido Health Centre

Tony Wilden has been studying health and spirituality for over 30 years, and practising Aikido since 1987. He ran the Arun Aikido Club in West Sussex UK 1992-2007, and has given 1000’s of health treatments. He now offers Aiki principles to individuals and small groups.

He is the director of the Aikido Health Centre Website at… http://www.aikido-health.com and is the author of three unique ebooks… Aikido Success Blueprint, Aikido First Aid Kit, and Optimum Health Secrets.

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Benefits Of A Healthy Lifestyle

Benefits Of A Healthy Lifestyle

Here are 8 benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

This Article is written to reach the public with a simple and clear method to point out and to reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle while reducing the risks of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

With the increased understanding of our bodies that we have gained from science over the past few decades, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are becoming more apparent, along with the reasons why we should detoxify the body at least once a year to remove harmful bacteria, and even worms, from our digestive system. For people of all ages, weights, and abilities the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are endless. But for now let’s look at eight simple benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

1. Your Health:

Good Health is not something that you buy from a drug store or a department store, but can be achieved by practicing collective patterns of health-related behavior, based on choices made from available options. Following this logic, if you wish to realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, you have to repeat some healthy pattern as a part of your daily or weekly activities, some patterns like eating right and exercising. Other benefits includes: Reduced health care costs, reduced illness and injuries, reduced doctors visit, Keeps you employed and improved employee/employer relations.

2. Weight:

Managing your weight is the key to attaining all of the health benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle. A weight reduction of just 10 percent will significantly reduce risk of heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses. Obesity/overweight is the second leading contributing factor to many childhood diseases such as orthopedic disorders, sleep apnea, type II diabetes mellitus, asthma, high blood pressure and cholesterol, skin disorders, emotional and psychosocial problems (Spigel, 2002), and many more. Weight-bearing exercise such as walking and strength training helps slow the onset of and/or prevent osteoporosis and some research shows that participating in such activities can actually build bone density and begin to reverse the disease. Other benefits are: Weight reduction, reduced tension and stress, improved well-being, Enhanced self-image and self-esteem and improved physical function.

3. Exercise:

Although drugs alone can often bring cholesterol down to normal levels, diet and exercise provide benefits that drugs don’t. They’ll lower blood pressure, reduce weight, and lower the risk of developing diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle is a dangerous risk factor for disease. Exercise and a healthy diet helps the body use insulin more efficiently and can help control, alleviate and prevent many diseases. Exercise, cessation of tobacco consumption, eating a high-fiber, low-fat diet, controlling body weight, and learning to cope with stress, reduce the risk of heart disease.

4. Medical:

We all want a trim and have healthy body for a variety of aesthetic, social and medical reasons. Healthy living is truly the best medicine. In a study conducted by Tufts University at the New England Medical Center, among patients with cardiovascular disease, an exercise program was shown to significantly reduce LDL cholesterol and other risk factors beyond what’s provided by drug therapy. Even modest weight loss can help reduce medical and pharmacy costs, help avoid bariatric surgery, and co-morbidities such as asthma, hypertension, and diabetes.

5. Wellness:

Wellness is about being comfortable in your space: your body, your attitude, and your environment. A healthy lifestyle can greatly increase a person’s longevity. And even though catching something contagious like a cold or flu is sometimes unavoidable, having the wisdom that feeling healthy is a better way to live should have you asking yourself why you are not taking action to live each day as beneficially as possible. The issue with a lot of people nowadays is that they are so busy working and/or taking care of everyone around them, that they neglect their own health and wellness. Make sure your heart is healthy and your bones are strong and Keep it that way to see the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

6. Care:

The best way to ensure good health is by taking care of yourself. The Care stakes are high but the potential rewards are great-preventing premature death, unnecessary illness, and disability, controlling health care cost, and maintaining a high quality of life into old age. With a healthy lifestyle, you are who you are and you don’t have to be self-conscious about those things that you otherwise would be if you didn’t care about your lifestyle

7. Control:

With a healthy lifestyle, you have more control of your life as you work with your body against those aspects of living which may work to hold you back if you would let them. With a healthy lifestyle, you have control over your sleep patterns so that you feel generally well rested throughout the day. With a healthy lifestyle, everything works together to help other aspects of your lifestyle make sense and benefit you. Science has proven that healthy weight loss, healthy eating and fitness routines make dramatic improvements in health, and help control common chronic illnesses like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, stress, and general lack of stamina.

8. Strength:

Another benefit of a healthy lifestyle is a steady flow of stamina and strength; you can perform activities and exercises that will enhance your flexibility. With a healthy lifestyle, you have a balanced and varied diet that provides your body its needed nutrients and energy as well. You have strength to train to help build the muscle that supports the bones and joints; therefore decreasing the risk of falls and fractures. Cardiovascular exercise, also known as aerobic exercise, strengthens the heart muscle, therefore increases the heart’s efficiency. As we age, our bones biologically begin to lose mass and strength. Weight-bearing exercise such as walking and strength training helps slow the onset of and/or prevent osteoporosis and some research shows that participating in such activities can actually build bone density and begin to reverse the disease.

The good news is you don’t have to train like an Olympic athlete to enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The secret and logic are repeating a chosen healthy pattern as a part of your daily or weekly activities. We hope that this will get you to a healthy lifestyle if you are not there already. A healthy lifestyle is a way of life.

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