Thursday, March 25, 2010

Low Carb Diets

It can be difficult when trying to lose weight to weed out the bad information from the good information, so I have decided to help you out by introducing you to a weight loss option that works and will improve your quality of life. A low carbohydrate diet is a great way to lose weight and here is how it works. Because you are eating less carbohydrates, your body's primary energy source, your body has to turn to your stores of fat for energy. By eating fewer carbs, you force your body to burn fat instead of carbs and you both lose weight and inches off your waist. Low carb diets are great because they allow you to eat lots of delicious foods like meat and fish in place of things like sandwhiches or pasta. For low carb recipes, just do a google search online and you will be on your way to fast, easy, satisfying weight loss.

Osteoarthritis Report

Did you know that there are more than 100 kinds of arthritis!? That's right and they affect over 20 million people in the U.S. One of these kinds of arthritis is known as osteoarthritis, or degenerative arthritis. Of all the kinds of arthritis, osteoarthritis happens to be the most common form. As with other forms of arthritis, it affects joints, especially those that are weight bearing, like the knees, feet, and spine. Both fortunately and unfortunately, the most common reason for osteoarthritis onset is simple aging. This means if you are below the age of 45, arthritis is probably something you don't have to worry about. However, this also means that as you get older, there isn't much you can do to prevent it. The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is pain in the joints after repeated use, however, symptoms may vary widely from patient to patient. While osteoarthritis may be inevitable for you, there are things you can do to treat and help prevent it. Excersice and overall healthy living can make a huge difference in how much pain you experience from arthritis. Living healthier will also help prevent other, sometimes more serious disease and conditions, such as cancer.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I DID IT!!!!

So, On Sunday, I participated in and completed the LA Marathon and received my finishers medal. It was an amazing experience and I am so glad I percevered through the pain and can now say that I have completed a marathon, something most people can't. I am extrememly sore, but my body is healing very quickly and I expect to be fully recovered by the weekend.