Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Endurance Treadmills - The Ultra Durable Treadmill

If you are planning on using your treadmill a lot and don't want to worry about expensive repairs, replacements or maintenance bills then Endurance treadmills are a great choice for you.

Endurance treadmills are known as having the longest warranty in the fitness equipment industry, even up to 3 times longer than some commercial treadmills. They just keep going and going, in fact their name says it all...

No manufacturer would put that sort of warranty on any old treadmill otherwise they would go out of business paying for all the costly repairs to substandard machines. In fact every endurance treadmill produced has passed the ISO9000:2000 certification for quality and design. Only the best quality treadmills are awarded this certification of excellence ensuring a quality, durable machine every time.

Although you might expect to pay commercial treadmill prices you won't pay anything near! Amazingly endurance treadmills range from $1,000 to $2,000 so you can save that extra money for a holiday at the beach where you can show off that new slim, fit body :)

Endurance are associated with BodySolid, a manufacturing company that have been around for over 20 years and who produce some of the best home gym and strength training equipment around. This association lets you know they must be doing something right and I have heard of many consumer testimonials stating that their customer service is superb.

If you are struggling to find Endurance treadmills online look for Body Solid Endurance treadmills as they often come under the same name.

The one downfall of the endurance range is their special features. They only have the standard features found in most treadmills so if you are looking for something a bit flash then you should skip this range.


Endurance have the longest warranty in the treadmill industry. They are offering lifetime warranty for everything except labor (which is covered for 1 year). They cover everything from the motor to every part and every component of the treadmill forever. A real durable, trustworthy machine.

They are also very competitively priced at between $1,000 and $2,000.


Their special features are poor. Don't be expecting lots of bells and whistles with this range.


If you are looking for a solid, reliable treadmill that will keep on keeping on and you're not too fussed about extra bells and whistles then endurance treadmills are a great option. Fitness enthusiasts looking for a flashy machine should look elsewhere.

About The Author
Dean Iggo is a keen fitness enthusiast and home gym user. He is also the webmaster of http://www.home-gym-buyers-guide.com a website providing unbiased home exercise equipment tips and reviews.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Do You Use Your Body As A Garbage Can?

Do you clean off your plate even when you are already full? Do you finish the dinner scraps just because you can't stand the thought of throwing out the food? Do you eat that last spoonful of chili in the pot just because nobody in your family wanted to finish it? To get rid of this extra food, do you choose to throw it right in your mouth?

If that sounds like you, you are not alone. This behavior is very common. Most of us have been taught not to be wasteful. When we were little, we were told to clean off our plates, so it is deeply ingrained in our minds. We feel guilty about throwing out good food, especially since we know that there are so many starving people in this world.

In addition, since we paid money for the food, we perceive leaving food on our plate as wasting money. It is especially true in restaurants - if there is not enough leftovers to take home, most of us will clean off our plate because we feel we have to get our money's worth.

Obviously, those last pieces of food that we eat just so we don't have to throw them out go right to our waist and hips. Day after day, it really adds up. All this food that we eat after we are already full turns into tens of pounds of body fat. You avoid wasting the food, but instead you waste your health, your goals and your weight loss efforts.

Next time you are about to eat because you feel guilty for the wasted food, tell yourself:

- You Are Not A Garbage Can!

Instead of throwing the unwanted food in a trash, you are throwing it into your stomach. By doing that, you are treating your body as a garbage can. You are not the medium to gather stuff that nobody wanted to eat!

To get over the guilt associated with wasted food, think of it from the perspective that this excess food is actually serving a better purpose when it's thrown out than it would have if you'd eaten it. If you'd eaten this excess food, this food would do harm (make you gain weight). If that food is thrown out, it has no benefit, but it does not do any harm either. No use versus harm - throwing the food out is the lesser of the two evils.

When you do clean off your plate, it definitely does not help any of those starving people that you feel so guilty about. Also, don't think that you are wasting your money if you don't finish all the food you paid for. The money is already spent - you are not going to gain more money by eating more!

If you break the habit of cleaning off your plate when you are not hungry, you will automatically start losing weight. Treat your body well. Don't use it in the same way you'd use a garbage can.

About The Author
Melanie Mendelson publishes new diet tips every day on her website http://www.DailyWeightLossTips.com.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Why Should You Take Urine Test In The Morning?

Okay, don't get so worried or happy when your monthly period stops! Your pregnancy depend on the test you going to take. You need to find pregnancy test kit to make sure that you're pregnant or not. The easiest way to recognize your pregnancy is through checking your urine using simple pregnancy test kits. By doing so, instead of just guessing, this is probably one of the more reliable signs of pregnancy.

Why should you use urine? Urine is the easiest stuff than can be taken easily for the test which may contain hCG (hormone secreted during pregnancy). These tests measure the levels of hCG in your urine. The amount of urine each test can detect varies widely. The amount of hormone each woman secret may also vary, but not as widely.

If you are in your fourth or fifth weeks of pregnancy, the better tests on the market will measure your urine contain 25-50 mIUs of hCG, This is usually the amount found in urine in that age of pregnancy.

When is the best time to you took your urine test? You can have it anytime as you like, but first morning urine will always contain the highest concentration of hCG. That's why the earlier the better. Even though, most tests do not require that you use first morning urine. You can help better your chances of having enough hCG in your urine by waiting four hours after you last urinated to take the test. This will allow hCG to build up in your urine.

The sooner you do your pregnancy test the quickest way to know you're pregnant. This is important because the first trimester carries the highest risk of miscarriage, the natural death of an embryo or fetus, known medically as a spontaneous abortion. It is often the result of health problems of the fetus, the mother, or damage caused after conception.

Probably you know that pregnancy takes approximately 40 weeks between the time of the last menstrual cycle and birth (38 weeks from fertilization). It is divided into three trimesters, and the first trimester is the crucial term.

It's rare to find false result after doing urine pregnancy test, although sometimes it happens. For example, when you take your urine pregnancy test too early, it may show a negative answer although later it revealed to be a pregnancy. And a positive answer appeared when later it turn out the woman is not pregnant. In this condition it is usually cause by a very early miscarriage.

About The Author
Sara Jameson writes her experiences in "The Very Happy Pregnancy: Avoiding Stress and Depression." Check this out http://www.early-pregnancy-symptom.info and http://www.first-sign-of-pregnancy.info

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Diabetes: Find a Cause. Don't Fight the Symptoms

Everything under the sun has its causes. Our lives are nothing but cycles of never-ending causes reaching out for yet another and another cause. Viewed from that perspective, everything is a cause for something else. Nothing is neutral.

We often pay more attention to some causes and less to others, especially in connection with causes that give us pain or pleasure. The more desirable or undesirable causes in the long causative chains are often called symptoms of a given condition, with the implicit understanding that they merely reflect other and more deeply seated underlying causes. For, in the context of things, every symptom is always associated with long chains of prior causes.

Dealing with diseases, we are often tempted to eliminate symptoms of the disease first. To get rid of symptoms, we can either (1) remove (or transmute) their causes (which will break or transform the causative chain), or (2) remove the symptoms, while leaving their causes undisturbed. In the second case, however, the chances are that the symptoms will soon come back in one form or another.

Likewise, when dealing with desirable things, such as external signs or symptoms of wealth (such as nice clothes or fancy cars) we can either (1) build the foundation of wealth that will give rise to such symptoms, or (2) attempt to pursue the symptoms first without much thought of sustaining them by such foundation. We can also identify the (desirable) symptoms of good health to realize that we cannot acquire them directly, without building a strong underlying foundation first.

The experience teaches that a mere elimination of symptoms is short-lived, as the underlying causes will soon give birth to new symptoms. Similarly, going after desirable symptoms without first building the underlying foundation will not sustain such symptoms for a long time. Based on experience, we are often reminded to postpone gratification of our enjoyment, until such underlying foundation (the underlying cause) has been well established. This would seem to be the only way to gain more lasting health.

Strangely, when it really matters, we tend to ignore the laws of cause and effect while running our lives. Take wars, for instance. We talk a lot about war atrocities, quickly passing around blame among warring nations, their governments, soldiers or politicians. We even go so far as making it illegal to wage wars, as we naively did it in the 1920's. But the wars seem to persist for they are nothing but symptoms of underlying conditions. We should be looking for the cause of wars rather than attempting to ban war, which is a symptom. Instead of asking who "started" and engaged in a war, why not ask what induced it? With that approach we might succeed in identifying the underlying causes and gain insights on how to prevent new wars and how to resolve undergoing military conflicts.

Here is the difference between the two approaches: considering merely the symptoms appears childish and shortsighted. It is like a teenager going after the most fashionable and expensive sneakers to demonstrate how popular or secure he is. Or like a petty thief who commits theft to become rich quickly. Or, like a "doctor" who, upon seeing a symptom of a disease, recommends surgery to remove it. The approach is sophomoric and puerile. If we go after and try to remove the undesirable symptoms only, we can be sure that the symptoms will return again and again, sometimes in different, more degenerated forms.

Penetrating into causes of things, on the other hand, elevates our inquiry to the level of a true science. It is through this kind of inquiry that we can classify and then predict causes and effects of things. In the case of genuine medicine, we focus our inquiry on the causes of health and illness. When done properly, we should be able to classify, predict and heal all diseases.

All of this may seem fair enough. Why is it then that we have been missing on the identification of true causes of diseases (diabetes being just one of many) for so long? It is because we look at the world from a dualistic point of view. By adopting such an outlook, we see diabetes as something separate from us, as a problem to be solved or gotten rid of, or waged war against. We see it as "something" out there and separate that somehow happened to the poor "us." Can't we yet see the problem?

Luckily for us, nature provides us with many clues to solve any riddle or heal any disease. All we need to do is look carefully at the cycle of changes always happening naturally around us. Let us look at the night as it slumbers its way into the new day, or the day, as it runs its course to always make it for its rendezvous with the night. Not much duality there: the day and the night reflecting each other in perfect unity!

Continuing our study, we will soon notice that the pattern of changes repeats over and over in nature. We call the principles of such repeated change "Yin and Yang," where the forces of Yin tend to expand only to be confined by the restricting forces of Yang, which then gives way to the expansion of Yin, and on and on, forever. Yet, there is no war, always unity.

Upon more observation of the world of Yin and Yang, we will have a better and deeper understanding of the causes of all things. We will then be able to understand the causes of every disease. We will be healed!

About The Author
Adam Newhouse, a long-term resident of Japan, is the author of the groundbreaking "Sayonara Diabetes" e-book on how to eliminate and control symptoms of type 2 diabetes. To learn more about Adam and the story behind "Sayonara Diabetes" as well as to subscribe to his popular newsletter go to http://www.sayonaradiabetes.com.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thyroid Symptoms - Do You Have Symptoms Of Thyroid Problems?

Thyroid symptoms afflict at least 10 million persons in the USA alone. Symptoms of thyroid problems often go undiagnosed, making it difficult to really know just how many people are suffering from thyroid symptoms. Thyroid gland functions include regulating the metabolism rate of the body.

Women are much more likely than men to have thyroid dysfunction - as many as 10-20% of women and 1-2% of men may have symptoms of thyroid problems. One type of thyroid dysfunction is the condition called hypothyroidism, also referred to as low thyroid or underactive thyroid. When thyroid function is too sluggish, one effect is that metabolism in the body slows down more than it should. Much less common are thyroid symptoms caused by hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid.

When the metabolism slows down due to underactive thyroid function, the result can be symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain and depression. And other symptoms may be experienced, often seemingly unrelated. Hypothyroidism or low thyroid symptoms of thyroid problems include:

Fatigue and weakness
Weight gain
Low basal temperature, cold intolerance, cold hands and feet
Dry and coarse skin
Heavy menstrual periods
High cholesterol
Sluggish bowels, constipation
Poor memory, forgetfulness, dementia
Nervousness and tremors
Immune system problems
Hair loss

Having thyroid symptoms is related to hormone levels and hormone imbalance. Three related hormones for a woman are estrogen, thyroid hormone and progesterone. Understanding the interplay between these three hormones helps one better understand how to approach treating thyroid symptoms.

In the best-seller What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Menopause, Harvard-trained family physician Dr. John R. Lee explains his results in treating women having symptoms of thyroid problems. In a broad sense, estrogen makes calories from food to be stored as fat. Thyroid hormone makes calories from food to be converted into energy. Excess estrogen interferes with normal thyroid hormone function. Progesterone helps "oppose" and keep undesirable side effects of excess estrogen from happening. Progesterone helps the body use fat for energy, and when progesterone is present in healthy levels, the thyroid functions more as it is supposed to. Dr. Lee found a clear pattern in his patients with a progesterone deficiency - their underactive thyroid symptoms lessened when natural progesterone supplementation was done and hormone balance was achieved.

Read more about hormone imbalance, how progesterone deficiency happens and how to have balanced hormones for better health. There is an online womens hormone health test you can take to find out more about your health, with physician-based recommendations based on your answers. If you have thyroid symptoms, learn more about the natural approaches recommended by naturopathic physicians for treating symptoms of thyroid problems.

About The Author
Olinda Rola
Read more on thyroid treatment at http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com/thyroid.html and take the online womens hormone health test. Olinda Rola is President of InfoSearch Publishing and webmaster of http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com - visit the website and learn more about hormone imbalance and excess estrogen symptoms.

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