Treadmills are a growing trend in the world of physical fitness. They enable everyday people to get a great workout from the confines, and privacy, of their homes, or offices. While they have been around for a while, more, and more, people are realizing the powerful effect such a simple investment can have on their fitness and quality of life. Treadmills are especially popular in the winter months, when going out side is an unwelcome, or even impossible, prospect. Additionally, good treadmills reduce impact on the knees, as opposed to conventional running on the rough, unpredictable landscape that most of us live on.

treadmill runningIt is very easy to build up fitness rapidly on a treadmill. Beginners can start by walking for a few, perhaps fifteen, minutes everyday, or every other day, depending on what they can handle. Once this becomes easy, use can be stepped up to twice a day (preferably morning, and evening) and exercise time can be increased. Also, assuming your treadmill has settings for speed (we’ll talk about selecting the right treadmill later on), you can step up the speed that you walk as you go along, and your fitness improves.

As for athletes, given the higher fitness level, they can probably start at much higher speed, and workout time than the average person. It might be a good idea to get on the treadmill and keeping turning up the speed until you get to a pace you are comfortable enough with that you can hold it for thirty minutes. Try to do this everyday and step up the intensity as you can handle it. There isn’t usually a need for more than thirty minutes on a treadmill, for anyone, but it remains an option for someone fit enough to last longer on the maximum intensity.

As for the purchase of a treadmill, there are a few things to look for. First, be sure that the treadmill you are buying comes with a good warranty. Like other types of equipment, treadmills can be defective so it is important to ensure that you can get a refund or a replacement should this be this case. Equally important is that you select a treadmill that has all the basic features you need. You can find catalogues online that show examples of the treadmills on sale, with details on their features and pricing – and there’s even sites that do nothing but reviewing treadmills to help you make the right decision! On the subject of pricing, it’s a good idea not to overspend on too many features that you don’t need. Go for the cheapest option, which is good quality, and will get the job done. There’s no need to break your bank to buy a treadmill – many online sites will offer them for highly economical prices, without sacrificing any quality.

cherry_tomatoes430x300If you are anything like me, you know just how annoying oily skin can be.  I am the type of person that is constantly looking for ways that I can treat my oily skin naturally too and I can tell you for certain that tomatoes work wonders on oily skin.  The tomato juice inside of the tomatoes is something that will open up all of your pores and pull out any contaminates.

So how does this work?  Well, you want to make sure that you rub the tomato half all over your face and let the juice soak right into your skin and dry.  This should only take right around fifteen minutes and once it is dry, you want to make sure that you use hot water first then cold.

What that will do is cause your pores to close and keep out any of the bacteria that will make your skin oily all over again.

Marshmallow root swYour body is the only thing that you have – so you want to make sure that you take care of it.  Kidney cleansing is one of those things that you are definitely going to want to do at some point … did you know that you can actually cleanse your kidney naturally though?

A kidney cleanse is actually pretty simple to do and it can actually help you with a lot of different things.  For example, back pain is something that can be all due to your kidney’s needing to be cleansed and once you do it – it can help elevate the pain.

Just by drinking a lot of fluids and adding in herbs like marshmallow root as well as hydrangea will help you certainly cleanse your kidneys.

lasange-sarnoNow that we have talked a little bit about exactly what a raw diet is – I can tell you for sure that there are quite a few foods that you will need to have in order to stay healthy while you are on your raw diet.  One thing that you need to make sure that you get are nuts.

Walnuts, peanuts and almonds are all examples of raw fats that you will need to include in your diet whenever you are going raw.  Another form of raw fat is avocado that has had nothing done to it.

Now you are probably wondering why people would go on the raw diet versus just a regular diet – well, cooking fats actually changes their structure and can make them unstable, which in turn reduces their how healthy they truly are.

Raw FatsIt is a brand new year people and if you are looking for the latest and greatest new diet, you might want to consider the raw diet.  This diet is actually booming in 2010 and for those of you that have absolutely no idea what it is … we are going to explain it in detail for you to let you know if it is not only good for you but if it works.

When it comes to raw fats, they are actually just fats that are not cooked.  Most of the time, if you are not on a raw diet, you will probably consume fats that are cooked, such as oil and meat; that is not what the raw diet is all about.  The raw diet consists of you strictly eating raw food.

Most of you have no idea what examples of raw fat might be and that is what we are going to talk about in the next blog – stay tuned!

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