Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tips For Enjoying A Healthy And Happy Sex Life Into Your 60’s

The issue of older individuals having sex is becoming more common. Many believe this has to do with baby boomers out there that are more open to the topic. They don’t find it to be as taboo as it once was. Also, women feel there is more equality in today’s society than in the past. They are more open to talk about their sexual relationships instead of hiding them as they once did. There is no reason to think you won’t be able to enjoy a very healthy and happy sex life into your 60’s as well. Keeping yourself feeling good now is very important regardless of what age you currently are at. If you aren’t enjoying sex now in your 30’s or 40’s you need to be asking yourself why not. You need to be facing those issues so you can get better results from the activity. It is important to have a commitment to your partner too. Both of you want to be able to continue enjoying sex into your 60’s and beyond. It can be difficult when one of the people in the relationship isn’t able to enjoy it or to perform. By looking out for the health of each other it is going to make it possible though. You need to feel your very best if you want to enjoy sex at that age though. Getting enough rest and enough exercise is very important. Walking as a couple can allow you to have to time to visit and communicate. At the same time you will be promoting your health and a better sex life into the future. Don’t underestimate the value of eating right either. It can be great to try out new recipes that are good for you. Cooking as a couple can be fun and make it less of a chore. You will also find this keeps both of you healthy enough to continue enjoying sex as you are getting older. If you don’t have a partner when you enter your 60’s you should be more receptive to the idea. Some individuals of that age group continue to be old fashioned. They aren’t willing to have sex with someone until they are married. That is a different look than what today’s society promotes. There is also the issue of protecting yourself against sexually transmitted diseases too when you are with a new partner. Everyone should be seeing a doctor annually for a full check up. These appointments are essential as early intervention can help to prevent problems that lead to not enjoying sex. If you have any problems enjoying it before that annual exam is due then schedule another appointment. Your doctor can assist you with getting your sex life back to a place where you are happy with it once again. It can take some patience in order to deal with problems along the way. There are many that affect both men and women. Being aware of the changes in your sexual behaviors is important. Be willing to talk about them with your partner so they know what you need. During the times when you can’t enjoy sex, you can still enjoy other levels of intimacy with each other. This will help keep the passion alive and encourage the partner to seek the assistance they need. Do your part to ensure you are able to enjoy a healthy and happy sex life into your 60’s. There is no reason why that part of your life should stop because of your age. Staying active physically, staying connected emotionally, and even being social will all help you to really get the most out of it. Sex is a great way to share yourself with another person and you will likely want to continue doing so as you get older. Make sure you take measures now to ensure it is going to be a possibility for you.

Why Pretty Women Have It Much Better ?

Pretty Women. Do they have it less difficult than women who are much less beautiful? Well the consensus is, yes and no. It's incontrovertible that pretty women have got certain rewards over women who are deemed to be 'not as attractive'. Pretty women are often times treated better overall mainly because of their visual appeal, especially by men. It could be in a list shop, a restaurant, bar and it's even said that appealing people are more most likely to win out over a less attractive applicant for a campaign or even an preliminary job opening. And the lucky attractive ones can usually even speak their way out of a speeding ticket, but that also entails a degree of behaving potential. Attractive women can even get into careers that are based exclusively on looks, such as modeling, that less interesting people can't ever consider as an employment alternative. But there is also a downside to being a pretty woman. Attractive women have the same problems as everybody else. They often also have a harder time attracting a mate. Not a date, a mate. Lots of men are too intimated to even approach pretty women, no matter exactly how badly they'd like to meet one. And the men that are safe enough to strike up a talk with a pretty woman normally times see her as absolutely nothing more than a trophy. Hence the date, not mate statement. Its been claimed that a lot of attractive women have self-esteem concerns and do not see themselves as 'pretty' even however they are told that they are on a regular basis. Once they don't get a signal of attraction from a man they see out in a social atmosphere because he is intimidated by her, that is a blow to her ego. Rejection, in general, is a blow to anyone's ego, however not even being able to even make that initial contact might be an even worse scenario. There are a lot of women who are not only beautiful on the outside, but are also delightful on the inside, who have yet to be married, have children or find that lasting relationship. Look around at the individuals you know and see exactly how many couples are made up of men with regular looking women. It will probably be more than the couples made up of men with gorgeous women. There are those attractive women who use their looks to their benefit, and a lot of situations, take advantage. They may be egotistical and even arrogant. But to be honest, there are egotistical and arrogant individuals of every stature, not just the attractive ones. And a self-confident, pretty woman does not necessarily equal a conceited, attractive woman. We should all try to keep that in mind.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Link Between Heart Disease & Cholesterol: Fact or Fallacy?

Heart disease is the number one killer in the world. One out of every two men and one out of every three women currently develop heart disease. The UK has one of the highest rates of death from heart disease in the world - one British adult dies from the disease every three minutes - and strokes are the country's third biggest killer, claiming 70,000 lives each year. Heart disease is the common name given to a range of conditions, including: Coronary artery disease (including heart attack) Abnormal heart rhythms or arrythmias Heart failure Heart valve disease Congenital heart disease Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy) Pericardial disease Aorta disease and Marfan syndrome Vascular disease (blood vessel disease) Facts Before 1920, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) was rare in America, but by the mid fifties it was the leading cause of death among Americans (which corresponds with most Western Countries). So what had changed? Whilst modern medicine would have us believe that this epidemic is the result of diets that are too high in cholesterol and saturated fat, here are some interesting facts that contradict that claim: between 1910 and 1970, animal fat consumption decreased from 83% to 62%; butter consumption decreased from 18 pounds to 4 pounds per year; and margarine, shortening and refined oils consumption increased by 400%. In order to determine the scientific validity of the proposed link, it is first essential to examine the role of cholesterol. Every cell membrane in our body contains cholesterol because cholesterol is what makes our cells waterproof – without cholesterol we could not have a different biochemistry on the inside and the outside of the cell. When cholesterol levels are not adequate, the cell membrane becomes leaky or porous; a situation the body interprets as an emergency, releasing a flood of corticoid hormones that work by taking cholesterol from one part of the body and transporting it to areas where it is lacking. Thus, low cholesterol – whether due to an innate error of metabolism or induced by cholesterol-lowering diets and drugs – can be expected to disrupt the production of adrenal hormones and lead to blood sugar problems, edema, mineral deficiencies, chronic inflammation, difficulty in healing, allergies, asthma, reduced libido, infertility and various reproductive problems (1). Other cholesterol facts: · Cholesterol is the body’s repair substance: scar tissue contains high levels of cholesterol. · The bile salts, required for the digestion of fat, are made of cholesterol. Those who suffer from low cholesterol often have trouble digesting fats. · Cholesterol also functions as a powerful antioxidant, thus protecting us against cancer and aging. · Cholesterol is vital to proper neurological function. About 17% of the human brain is composed of cholesterol. So what is happening when the body is producing a high amount of cholesterol? By going back to its function one could hypothesise that it is in a state of repair. From what? Ever heard of free-radicals? Try this on for size: "Once these naked, wildly destructive electrons [free radicals] are on the loose, they also eat holes in arteries that then attract nature's band-aid: cholesterol.” (2) So what happens when we take statins (cholesterol-reducing drugs)? “Instead of seeing cholesterol as a messenger of free radical overload, or a call to arms to find the underlying problem and fix it, we kill the messenger (cholesterol) with drugs. Unfortunately, the cholesterol-lowering drugs, act by inhibiting the enzyme HMG COA reductase, which turns off the body's ability to make coenzyme Q10. This deficiency guarantees that the victim will go on to get high blood pressure, heart failure, cancer or other consequences.” (2) Statins – the wonder drug? Statins, the new “wonder drugs” are currently the top-selling medicines in the world with annual sales of more than US$ 19 billion. In the UK according to the NHS, doctors wrote 31 million prescriptions for statins in 2003, up from 1 million in 1995 at a cost of 7 billion pounds. (3) That’s a lot of money being taken away from an already depleted health service to fund a drug that’s effectiveness in increasing life expectancy is questionable and has shown to cause serious side-effects. Here are just a few more facts about statins: “The November 2003 issue of Smart Money magazine reports on a 1999 study at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London (apparently unpublished), which found that 36 percent of patients on Lipitor’s highest dose reported side effects; even at the lowest dose, 10 percent reported side effects.” (1) “Active people are much more likely to develop problems from statin use than those who are sedentary. In a study carried out in Austria, only six out of 22 athletes with familial hypercholesterolemia were able to endure statin treatment. The others discontinued treatment because of muscle pain.” (1) Vioxx – another wonder drug It has however been estimated that one such wonder drug, Vioxx, could have caused 27,785 heart attacks or deaths since it was approved for use in 1999. In September 2004 Vioxx was withdrawn due to health fears. Today, more than 4,200 lawsuits have been filed against Merck, the company responsible for the drug, and yet still Merck’s lawyers claim that "there is no reliable scientific evidence that shows Vioxx causes cardiac arrhythmia.” (4) Why is cholesterol the enemy? Good question Dr Paul J. Rosch gives a better understanding of how results can be manipulated in his article “More on the Preposterous Polypill Panacea”. Rosch examines the new Polypill (a pill combining a statin and various other drugs, claiming to reduce heart disease by 80%) and outlines the concepts of how researchers use the terms ‘relative risk-reduction’, ‘absolute risk-reduction’ and ‘number needed’ to treat to spin the truth. This brings to mind a comment made by Harry Truman: “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” (5) Your 3d Coach Craig Burton References: (1) Fallon, S and Enig, M PhD., Dangers of statin drugs: what you haven’t been told about popular cholesterol-lowering medicines, available at (2) Dr. Sherry Rogers, Detox or Die, Sandkey Co., 2002 (3) Barrett, A and Carey, J. Business link online, Wondering about a wonder drug, November 22, 2004, available at (4) BBC News, US giant punished for faulty drug, 20/08/2005, available at [] (5) Rosch, P., More on the preposterous, Polypill Panacea, 08/06/2003, available at Craig Burton is the founder of 3d pts, a prominent European based holistic health and fitness coach with more than 15 years experience. He is a Sports Science graduate of Edith Cowan University and has postgraduate accreditations in nutrition, massage, athletic training, and corrective exercise therapy. Craig is the author of "The 21 Day Roadmap to Health", available at []. 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