Under Desk Elliptical Review –Maintaining good Healh

In another post I dealt with the benefits of An elliptical machine I know that not everyone will be able to use the usual elliptical machine because of maybe physically impairment and therefore would not be able to use the machine.

Review of Bowflex bxe116 Elliptical Trainer

It is very important that the legs are exercised the largest and main artery that provides oxygenated blood to the tissues. Is found in the legs ( the Femoral artery) exercising the legs helps in cardiovascular health,

Even if you are too weak, the muscles in your legs are too weak, or your job requires you to be sitting all day or if your lifestyle is sedentary for whatever reason it is very important that you exercise your leg muscles it helps in keeping your heart healthy

I am introducing you to under desk exercise machines there are a variety of different kinds there are the mini exercise bikes, the twist step and the under-desk elliptical.

In this post, the focus is on the under-desk elliptical. I will be looking at the two top ones. The under desk elliptical has many benefits and it’s not complicated to use and it delivers a good workout which promotes cardiovascular wellness, and fat loss as well as strength almost like a regular elliptical machine the difference you will be sitting

Sunny Health & Fitness Motorized Auto Assisted Under Desk Elliptical Peddler Exerciser – SF-E3626

Sunny Health & Fitness Motorized Auto Assisted Under Desk Elliptical Peddler Exerciser - SF-E3626

Features    (BUY NOW AT AMAZON)

Motorized under-desk elliptical with large textured anti-slip foot pedals

The digital monitor allows access to modes Manual or Auto, forward or backward pedaling, and step counter

Operate manually with 3 modes of resistance, Low, Med, HI or utilize the 3 automatic modes of Active, Moderate or Light

Manual resistance switch when the machine is not plugged in, perfect for those no power situations

Automatic shut off timer activates when the machine is idle over 30 minutes

Built-in carrying handle for ease of transportation

Operates with 120V wall plug for Automatic Modes

Non-slip floor mat included

Comes already assembled

SPECS COPIED FROM MANUFACTURER Website

SPECS

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS 16.38 x 12.05 x 23.35 in
BRAND Sunny Health & Fitness
MANUFACTURED IN China
MODEL NO. SF-E3626
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: 20L x 15W x 10.5H in
PRODUCT WEIGHT: 16.5lbs
DIGITAL MONITOR: Manual or Auto Modes, Step Counter
UPC 815749011442
WARRANTY 1 YEAR – Structural Frame, 90 DAYS – Other Parts and Components.

Cubii Pro Under Desk Elliptical, Bluetooth Enabled, Sync w/FitBit

Cubii Pro Under Desk Elliptical, Bluetooth Enabled, Sync w/FitBit and HealthKit, Adjustable Resistance, Easy Assembly (Noir)Can be purchased at Amazon.com

Features COPIED FROM SELLERS Website

  • BLUETOOTH ENABLED – Burn an additional 150 calories per hour. Connect to an exclusive mobile app to track calories, strides, distance, RPM and time. Sync to Fitbit and Apple Healthkit. Select from 8 resistance levels, allowing you to adjust and control the intensity of your workout. Cubii Pro is not motorized. (requires iPhone 5 or above-running iOS 9 or above, and Android phones running OS 4.4 or above)
  • WHISPER QUIET – Designed specifically to be whisper quiet, discreetly workout at the office or home without disturbing those around you.
  • DURABLE AND STURDY – We built Cubii Pro to last and that means using better parts, better construction, and more quality control than some alternatives. Product size and weight were carefully considered to limit Cubii Pro from sliding while in use.
  • DESIGNED FOR COMFORT- Patented ergonomic angles provide a smooth elliptical exercise that is low impact on your joints. Its compact design lets you easily slide Cubii Pro under your desk without bumped knees.
  • EASY ASSEMBLY – Your purchase includes all required equipment for easy assembly (4 screws and you’re done). Estimated assembly time is 3-5 minutes. 2 wheel stoppers included keeping your pesky office chair from rolling while pedaling.

Cubii Under Desk Elliptical uses Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to connect it to a mobile app on your smartphone in order to monitor your progress. There is no built-in console on the elliptical itself, so you wouldn’t be able to monitor your progress

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These machines target the ABS and cores

Glutes

Quads

Hamstrings

Calves and Hip Flexor

Well rounded exercise program.

These machines are made up of very good quality material and of course, there are much cheaper than a full size one. That’s because you are just getting only the pedal mechanism and not the full-size frame. They are strong and durable.

Work And Exercise At The Same Time

The great thing about these under desk exercise machine is you can be at work and are able to get in your exercise at the same time. The motion of your leg is very light and will not affect your ability to use your hands for other things like working at your desk to use your computer or other tasks at the same time.

Suitable For The Home Or The Office

These machines are very convenient and can be used either at your office under your desk or at home while you are watching your favorite program, these machines are usually very quiet

There Pros and cons for these two machines I will look at the CUBII First

Pros

It is a super quiet machine

It is very comfortable to use

It is very sturdy

This machine has a  star ratings

Cons

There is no built-in console on the elliptical itself, you can only monitor your progress by connecting to the app vis iPhone.

The Sunny Health SF-E2636

Pros

Motorised

Comes fully assembled

Very quiet

Cons the right foot pedal breaks off after a couple of use and while the motor has a warranty for a year the attachments are only for 90 days so my suggestion is if you decide to buy this one buy extra insurance or warranty

Conclusion

The Sunny health is way cheaper than the Cubii but I am of the opinion that you will get a better service from the Cubii

All these machines and a large variety of others can be purchased at Amazon .com

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What are the Symptoms of Parkinson Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease that affects the nervous system it is a disorder that affects movement.

What are the symptoms of Parkinson Disease

The Symptoms start gradually, and sometimes usually starting on one side of the body with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand

Tremors are the most common sign and usually begins in a limb, usually, the hand and your hand may tremor when it is at rest.

The tremor may cause you to rub your thumb and forefinger back-and-forth, known as a pill-rolling tremor.

Slowed movement (bradykinesia)

Another symptom of Parkinson’s disease is slowing of your movement, making the simplest of tasks difficult and time-consuming.

Your steps may become shorter when you walk causing it taking longer to go from place to place.

It may also be difficult to get out of a chair because your muscles become weak and you may drag your feet as you try to walk as it becomes difficult to lift your feet.

Rigid muscles

Muscle stiffness can occur in any part of your body. And the muscles becomes not only stiff but can be painful and this limits your range of motion.

Impaired posture and balance.

As a result of Parkinson disease, your posture usually become stooped, and there may be a balance problem

Loss of automatic movements.

The ability to perform unconscious movement like blinking smiling or swinging your arms when you walk will be drastically decreased.

Speech changes.

Your speech pattern may change you may speak more softly, quickly, slur or hesitate before talking. Your speech may lose tone or pitch and become be more of a monotone (expressionless)

Writing changes.

Your handwriting may change in appearance because of the stiffness of the muscle of the arm it may become hard to write, and your writing may appear different from your regular handwriting.

Causes

Parkinson’s disease is caused when certain nerve cells (neurons) in the brain gradually break down or die. Many of these symptoms are due to a loss of the neurons that produce a chemical in your brain called dopamine.

When dopamine levels decrease, it causes abnormal brain activity, leading to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

The cause of Parkinson’s disease is as yet unknown, but there are several factors that indicate they could play a role, including:

Genes

There is a certain genetic mutation that has been identified that can cause Parkinson disease but this is very rare and is only common in a family that has many members affected with the disease.

However, there are certain gene variations which appear to increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease but the risk of Parkinson’s disease for each of these genetic markers are relatively small

Environmental triggers

There is a very small risk that exposure to certain toxins or environmental factors may increase the risk of later Parkinson’s disease.

Researchers have also found that many changes occur in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease, it is still not clear why these changes occur. These changes include:

The presence of Lewy bodies

Lewy bodies are clumps of specific substances within brain cells are microscopic markers of Parkinson’s disease. And researchers believe these Lewy bodies hold an important clue to the cause of Parkinson’s disease.

Alpha-synuclein is found within Lewy bodies

Alpha-synuclein is one of the important natural and widespread protein in substance found within Lewy bodies,

It’s found in all Lewy bodies in a clumped form that cells can’t break down. This is currently an important focus among Parkinson’s disease researchers.

Risk factors

AGE

Parkinson’s disease ordinarily begins in middle or late life, and the risk increases with age. People usually develop the disease around age 60 or older men more than women. Young adults rarely experience Parkinson disease.

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Heredity.

There is a small risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, however, the risk increases if there many relatives in your family with Parkinson’s.

Sex. Men are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than are women

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Exposure to toxins.

There are indications that ongoing exposure to herbicides and pesticides may slightly increase your risk of Parkinson’s disease.

Complications

There are certain complications that often accompany Parkinson’s disease these problems, maybe treatable:

Thinking difficulties.

There may be cognitive problems (dementia) and thinking difficulties, which usually occur in the later stages of Parkinson’s disease. unfortunately, these cognitive problems aren’t very responsive to medications

Depression and emotional changes.

There may be some experience of depression, in the very early stages. Receiving treatment for depression can make it easier to handle the other challenges of Parkinson’s disease.

Other emotional changes may occur such as fear, anxiety or loss of motivation. Doctors may give you medications to treat these symptoms.

Swallowing problems.

Saliva accumulation in your mouth may develop due to slowed swallowing and this will lead to drooling

Chewing and eating problems

In the late-stage of Parkinson’s disease, the muscles in your mouth are affected, making chewing difficult. This can lead to choking and poor nutrition.

Sleep problems and sleep disorders

People with Parkinson’s disease often develop insomnia which includes waking up frequently throughout the night, and falling asleep during the day Medications may help your sleep problems.

Bladder problems

Parkinson’s disease may develop an incontinence problem, including being unable to control urine or having difficulty urinating. many people also have a constipation problem this is due to a slower digestive tract.

You may also experience blood pressure changes like a sudden drop in blood pressure when you stand causing you to feel dizzy or lightheaded.:

Smell dysfunction

You may lose the ability to differentiate between odors losing your sense of smell there may also be a loss of energy especially during the latter part of the day causing you to feel fatigued.

Pain.

People with Parkinson’s disease usually experience some pain, either in specific areas of their bodies or throughout their bodies.

Sexual dysfunction

Some people with Parkinson’s disease notice a decrease in sexual desire or performance.

The cause of Parkinson’s is unknown, and because of this there are no proven ways to prevent the disease and at this time there is no cure. But medication exists that can make the symptoms more manageable.

Research is still going on and some research has shown that regular aerobic exercise might reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease.

And other research has shown that people who drink caffeine — which is found in coffee, tea and cola are less likely to get Parkinson’s disease than those who don’t drink it. At this time there is still no definitive proof that caffeine actually protects against getting Parkinson’s, or is related in some other way.

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10 Fun Fitness Ball Exercises

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The Effects of Diabetes on Your Body—Maintaining Good health

Diagnosed diabetes left unchecked and allowed getting out of control can result in a wide range of health issues that can affect the body in very negative ways. These health issues involved, the organs of the body and how the organs are affected

Effects of Diabetes on the body

As stated in a previous post (https://healthandwellnessforboomers.com/causes-and-effect-of-diabetes-maintaining-good-health)Sugar comes from the food we eat and is the main fuel source of power for the human body. The hormone insulin helps the cells of the body convert glucose into fuel.

Effect on systems and organs

The systems and organs of the body that can be affected by diabetes are many and This includes the circulatory system, urinary, cardiovascular, nervous system and much more

Circulatory System

The circulatory system moves blood throughout the body, and it comprises the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins.

This system circulates oxygenated blood from the lungs and heart throughout the entire body by way of the arteries, supplying nutrients and oxygen to the cells and remove waste products.

. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause damage to the large and small blood vessel which can lead to macrovascular disease.

Macrovascular disease

The macrovascular disease of the larger blood vessels this includes the coronary arteries, the aorta, and the artery in the brain and limbs. This disease sometimes occurs when a person has had uncontrolled diabetes for a long period and can cause the increase possibilities of heart attack and stroke.

The Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system is made up of the circulatory system. Diabetes affects the cardiovascular system by causing the decrease in elasticity of the blood vessels and this causes them to become narrow which then impedes the flow of blood to the organs.

The Nervous System

The nervous system consists of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system:

  • The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system
  • The nerve fibers that branch from the spinal cord to all parts of the including the neck, upper and lower limbs, skeletal muscles and the internal organs.

Diabetic nephropathy affects all nerve endings (peripheral) including sensory and motor cells. Therefore, diabetic nephropathy can affect all organs and systems.

Signs and symptoms of nephropathy

Usually, symptoms develop gradually and you may not realize anything is wrong until significant damage is done to the nerve.

There are four types of diabetic nephropathy and you can be affected by more than one type. The four main types of Nephropathy are

  • Peripheral nephropathy
  • Autonomic nephropathy
  • Radiculoplexus nephropathy
  • Mononeuropathy,

Peripheral nephropathy

The most common of these diabetic nephropathies is peripheral nephropathy, The symptoms start in the feet first followed by the hands and arms.

Some of those symptoms include numbness, tingling sharp pains, Increased sensitivity to touch for some people the lightest touch can be painful, muscle weakness, sores infections, and bone and joint pain.

These nerve damage usually happens about 25 years after diabetes is diagnosed. The National Institute of Diabetes says diabetic nerve damage affects about 60-70 percent of diabetics are affected with nerve damage.

Diabetic patients should take care of their feet by checking the feet daily for blisters, cuts, corns, and any changes if these symptoms are caught early further damage can be prevented.

Use a moisturizer on areas of dry rough or cracked skin on your feet and heels protect feet by wearing comfortable and supportive shoes taking these measures will help to keep your feet healthy.

Autonomic Nephropathy

Autonomic Nephropathy happens when diabetes effect and damage the nervous system that controls the organs of the body, that is the heart stomach, bladder, sex organs, eyes, and intestines.

According to the Mayo Clinic damage to any of these organs can cause

  • A lack of awareness that blood sugar levels are low (hypoglycemia unawareness)
  • Bladder problems, including urinary tract infections or urinary retention or incontinence
  • Constipation, uncontrolled diarrhea or both
  • Slow stomach emptying (gastroparesis), causing nausea, vomiting, bloating and loss of appetite
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Increased or decreased sweating
  • Problems controlling body temperature
  • Changes in the way your eyes adjust from light to dark
  • Increased heart rate at rest
  • Sharp drops in blood pressure after sitting or standing that may cause you to faint or feel lightheaded
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decreased sexual response

Radiculoplexus nephropathy (diabetic amyotrophy)

Radiculoplexus nephropathy is more common in people with type 2 diabetes and the symptoms usually affect the nerves in the thighs, hips, buttocks or legs. Causing severe pain in the affected parts. There may be also weak and shrinking thigh muscles causing difficulty in rising from a sitting position if the abdomen is affected swelling may occur and weight loss.

Mononeuropathy

Mononeuropathy, or focal nephropathy, is caused by damage to a specific nerve in the face, middle of the body (torso) or leg. This condition is most common in older adults. The symptoms of mononeuropathy often strike suddenly and can cause severe pain. However, the effect is usually not long-term and doesn’t cause any lasting effect.

Symptoms usually cause pain in the Shin or foot, lower back, or pelvis front of thigh, chest or abdomen

Mononeuropathy can also cause nerve problems in the eyes and face, leading to Bells Palsy (paralysis on one side of the face0 also there could be a difficulty focusing, double vision, Aching behind one eye. Carpal tunnel syndrome can also be associated with mononeuropathy this occurs when something presses against a nerve

Summary

Diabetes is a disease that can cause a lot of damage to the whole body in most cases this disease can be prevented by avoiding foods with refined carbs and sugar, performing physical exercise keep active if overweight tries to lose the excess weight if you are a smoker quit smoking.

And if you are diagnosed with diabetes there are precautions that can be taken to limit the damage the disease can cause to the body

  • Good control of blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Getting regular laboratory tests, eye and foot exams
  • Making healthy food choices and staying physically active Taking medication as prescribed by your doctor Testing your blood sugar regularly

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Folding Power Chair–Sentire Med Forza D09

Sentire Med Forza D09 Deluxe Fold Foldable Power Compact Mobility Aid Wheel Chair, Lightweight Folding Carry Electric Wheelchair, Motorized Wheelchair, Powerful Dual Motor Wheelchair

Sentire Med Forza D09 Deluxe Fold Foldable Power Compact Mobility Aid Wheel Chair, Lightweight Folding Carry Electric Wheelchair, Motorized Wheelchair, Powerful Dual Motor Wheelchair

In this post, I will be looking at a power chair for those of

us who are suffered from weakened limbs due to a debilitating disease or having shortness of breath problem like COPD.

Our attention is focused on the best, in my opinion, Sentire Med Forza D09 Deluxe Fold Foldable Power Compact Mobility Aid Wheelchair, Lightweight Folding Carry Electric Wheelchair, Motorized Wheelchair, Powerful Dual Motor Wheelchair

Being independent is very important to us boomers so in looking for a chair that can be used with the least assistance as there are times when we will be left on our own.

We are also looking for comfort most of our waking moments will be spent in the chair and it also very important that the wheelchair is portable. This chair has to go with us on the bus, car, and airplane and that can be a headache.

I think this chair have filled all the concerns and necessary needs. This chair is the safest and best folding electric chair and can be bought at Amazon.com.

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This machine is easy to store, lightweight and can be stored away by just folding can be folded in 5 seconds no disassembling needed. Weighs about 50 lbs and very compact can fit in most car trunks. Also has a handle under the seat for easy lifting.

The chair is made from the very strong material of aluminum aircraft alloy the silver frame, includes matching footrests. This model power wheelchair is very lightweight and durable and requires little or no maintenance.

Ergonomically designed for comfort. This motorized wheelchair machine can be operated in grass, gravel, or snow, has a long-lasting battery life and shock absorber for ride comfort. Has a sharp turning radius can easily turn even in an elevator.

The chair is equipped with two (2) 250-watt motors for a powerful ride. And includes easy-to-detach cord on the joystick to easily remove and place on the right or left side.

Not only is the power chair convenient for storage and transport and its folding feature and light-weight design for easy carrying. But it also has under the seat storage and this electric wheelchair has a removable seat and seat cover for easy cleaning. Purchase this chair now at Amazon. Com FREE SHIPPING.sentire med

the chair has a capacity of 400 lbs it uses 2 lightweight lithium batteries which it comes with these batteries are better than the conventional battery and is less expensive as well Accessories can be purchased at Amazon.com

The chair is very durable and measures 19 in and the arm without the controller lifts up and this makes it easy to get on and off. This chair can be purchased now at Amazon.com with frees shipping.

It is best when choosing a power chair start by deciding where the wheelchair will be predominantly used there different care built specially to be used inside or outside. But the Sentire Med Forza D09 Deluxe Fold Foldable is versatile and can be used anywhere.

This chair has very favorable comments and has a 5 star ratings some comments testify that this chair is a life changer she said for the first time in six months she took her dog for a walk

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Causes and Effect of Diabetes—-Maintaining Good Health

Insulin shots for diabetes the effects of diabetes

Glucose (blood sugar) is vital to our health as it is an important source of energy for the cells that make up our body muscles, tissues and it is also our brain main source of fuel.

In order for the body to make sugar the food we eat is broken down in a form called glucose. This glucose is what provides the energy the body needs.

The blood and blood vessels are the means by which the sugar is transported from the stomach or to the liver where sugar is “manufactured” then to the cells where it is used or where it is stored as fat.

Sugar cannot go into the cells by itself, it needs insulin that is produced by the pancreas and then released into the blood, which serves as the helper, that lets sugar into the cells for use as energy.

Without insulin sugar cannot get into the cells to be used as energy and this causes the sugar level in the blood to rise and too much sugar in the blood is what causes diabetes, high blood sugar)

What are the types of Diabetes

There are 2 types of diabetes Type 1 and type 2, type 1 usually affect persons under 30 years old and is caused by a complete lack of insulin in their bodies. Although the exact cause has not been identified, it is clear that the cells which make insulin are destroyed by the body’s own immune system.

People with type 2 diabetes can still make insulin, but their cells have some degree of insulin resistance

Each part of the body has its own job and it is the constant production of hormones that leads to changes both bodily and mentally. The task of generating enzymes and hormones which are required for breaking food down lies with Pancreas.

This important part of the body is responsible for producing enough insulin in the body so that the sugar level remains intact. The imbalance in the production of insulin can lead to diabetes. Once the problem starts developing, it can be only controlled by taking a suitable diet and by avoiding eating sweets.

Pancreas and Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes usually develops as an autoimmune disorder, the presence of Type 1 diabetes signals the body’s inappropriate reaction to its own tissue and starts considering it as a foreign object

Basically, it is the Islet cells in the pancreas whose main aim is to produce insulin are seen as an enemy to the body. This then causes the body, to develop antibodies that fight enemy cells and destroy their ability to create insulin.

Type 1 diabetes is best treated with a dosage of insulin, that is injected in the veins for it to get absorbed into the capillaries where it can then start doing its function of breaking down food glucose.

Insulin should not be consumed in the form of a pill because the available juices in the stomach have the tendency to extinguish the insulin before it can properly function.

Pancreas and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes, is when the transformation process of the carbohydrates into sugar (energy) gets slowed down. This slowing down of the transformation process raises the risk of getting heart disease, damage of organ, and various other serious complications. It is all about building up of resistance to insulin, which is a necessary part of controlling blood sugar level.

The symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes tends to appear after a long time you might be in a pre-diabetic state for a long time. With Type 2 Diabetes there is the tendency for the production of insulin to be reduced from the beta cells in the pancreas, which would lead to taking medication to enhance the production or in severe cases injecting insulin.

Type 2 Diabetes is usually hereditary. Some symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes are, dryness in the mouth, large appetite, frequent urination, sudden weight loss or gain, headaches and even blurred vision Type 2 Diabetes can become troublesome and even life-threatening. So, although Type 2 Diabetes is incurable with care medication.exercise and diet this disease can be managed. The patient should, therefore, consult the doctor on time and get treatment to keep it under control at all times.

The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems.

Long-term complications of Diabetes Mellitus:

Some many complications of diabetes, includes coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease are caused by damage to large vessels in the body.

High glucose levels can lead to chronic inflammation in the body, including the walls of the arteries in the blood. This chronic inflammation leads to atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of a plaque with a fibrous cap on the walls of the arteries.

This buildup of plaque narrows the arteries which cause a decrease in blood flow in the arteries. In addition, these plaques can cause further damage by rupture and lead to the formation of a blood clot which blocks off blood flow. If this happens in the brain or the heart, it causes a stroke or a heart attack.

Being a diabetic may also cause damage to the smallest vessels in the body, leading to multiple long-term microvascular complications. This damage and destroys the cells in the blood vessels and this leads to decreased blood flow and tissue death.

Diabetes not managed or controlled can cause retinopathy (damage to the retina in the eyes, leading to blindness), nephropathy (damage to the kidneys resulting in kidney failure), neuropathy (damage to your nerves, which can cause numbness or tingling), and gastroparesis (dysfunction of your digestive system causing chronic vomiting and abdominal pain). All of these symptoms are caused by glucose-induced damage to blood vessels.

Diabetes has a negative effect on the body’s immune system. High glucose levels increase the activity of immune cells. These cells eventually become exhausted and desensitized, thus decreasing their effectiveness against invading pathogens. People with poorly controlled diabetics are more prone to severe skin infections and other infections like pneumonia or urinary tract infections.

Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes can be reversed sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes 100-125 gestational diabetes, also can be reversed pregnancy but may resolve after the baby is delivered.

Managing and controlling your diabetes:( copied from the Cleveland Clinic website)

While there is no cure for diabetes t can be treated and controlled. The goals of managing diabetes are to:

  • Keeping the blood glucose levels as near to normal as possible by balancing food intake with medication and activity.
  • Maintain your blood cholesterol and triglyceride (lipid) levels as near the normal ranges as possible by decreasing the total amount of fat to 30% or less of your total daily calories, and by reducing saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • Control your blood pressure. (Your blood pressure should not go over 130/80.)
  • Decrease or possibly prevent the development of diabetes-related health problems.https://www.facebook.com/silversneakers/videos/255169528458204/?t=5

You hold the keys to managing your diabetes by:

  • Planning what you eat and following a balanced meal plan.
  • Exercising regularly.
  • Taking medication, if prescribed, and closely following the guidelines on how and when to take it.
  • Monitoring your blood glucose and blood pressure levels at home.
  • Keeping your appointments with your health care providers and having laboratory tests completed as ordered by your doctor.

What you do at home every day affects your blood glucose more than what your doctor can do every few months during your check-up.

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Single-Leg Squat

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Review of the Vita-mix Professional Series 750 Blender,

I would like take a look at the vita mix Professional series 750 Blender. Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender, Programmable, Self-Cleaning 64 oz. Container, BlackProgrammable self-cleaning 64 oz food processor/blender/seed grinder and so much more this higher end kitchen appliance is no ordinary tool but in my opinion a superhero of kitchen aids.

Made in the USA

The Vitamix is manufactured in the USA by the Bernard family which was founded by William Grover Barnard in 1921 this firm is still noted for its production of excellent kitchen appliances.

In 1937 a new appliance came on the scene (The Blender) Mr. Barnard saw the importance this new appliance could play in the quick preparation of healthy meals and started manufacturing the durable and reliable machines. This machine was called Vita-Mix ( Vita meaning life)

In 2012 there was a testing of blenders the machines were tested for a month making everything that could be tested in a blender and as expected the motor of most of the blenders burnt out and as Cooks illustrated which carried out the experiment explained that there are several factors that contribute to a blender’s effectiveness.

The Motor

One, unsurprisingly, is the motor’s strength; at 1,380 watts (about 2 horsepower), the Vitamix blenders had more than twice the strength of its main challenger in the testing roundup. The shape of the jar is also significant The Vitamix’s curved bottom helps create a vortex that pulls food more efficiently through the blades.

TheBlades

And the blades themselves, they come closer to the edge of the jar which is more effective at catching bits of food in their orbit. The blades can rotate at up to 240 mph.

It is no wonder the vita mix blender /food processor is one of the best kitchen appliances to have in your kitchen. With its powerful motor and aircraft grade stainless steel blades, a Vitamix blender can replace multiple appliances in your kitchen. You can use it for almost anything, you can use it to blend, you can also use it in place of your food processor, juicer, and, in some cases, stand mixer.

Hot soup without a stove

Make steaming-hot soup without a stove—in under 10 minutes. The friction from our blades lets you bring soup to serving temperature, right in the container.

Mix batters and dough

Quickly and easily mix batters for pancakes, waffles, cookies, muffins, crêpes, and cakes. Vitamix machines can also knead thick bread and pizza dough.

Frozen treats in seconds

Create chilled desserts—just add frozen ingredients to your machine and you’ll be enjoying ice cream, fruit sorbet and more in seconds.

Grind nuts, coffee and more

Homemade nut butter has never been easier or more delicious. Vitamix machines have the power to grind your favorite nuts into delicious nut butter, turn coffee beans into ground coffee, and more

Quality Material

The high-quality materials that are used in making the vita-mix (Tritan is a copolyester, which is as strong and durable as polycarbonate) which makes the machines extremely durability. Because the motor is so powerful, you don’t have to worry about it burning out as traditional blenders often do. Vitamix offers 7- to 10-year warranties on its blenders, too, so you can expect years of use.

A Vitamix blender grinds the toughest fruits and vegetables — skin and seeds included — into delicious smoothies or raw juices, which are chock-full of vitamins and minerals.

Below is a link to a video giving you an illustration of some things Vitamix can do.

There seems to be nothing this machine can’t handle, and while comes at a steep price its exceptional durability seven-year warranty makes it cheaper in the long run than a less expensive blender that needs continual replacing

The Vitamix turns everything into drinkable liquid unlike juicers that extract the juice and leave the roughage behind which is valuable to our bodies as fiber

These are the description for the Vitamix Professional series 750 Blender copied from Amazon.com

Automated Blending: Five pre-programmed settings ensure simple cleaning, walk-away convenience, and consistent results for the smoothie, frozen dessert, soup, and purée recipes.

  • You’re in Control: Variable Speed Control and Pulse feature let you manually fine-tune the texture of any recipe; Cord: 6 ft
  • Low-Profile 64-ounce Container: Perfect for family meals and entertaining, while fitting comfortably under most kitchen cabinets.
  • Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades: Our aircraft-grade stainless steel blades are designed to handle the toughest ingredients, so from the first blend to the last, you get the same quality results.
  • Self-Cleaning: With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds. What’s in the Box: motor base, low-profile 64 oz. container, cookbook, getting started guide, DVD, low-profile tamper

The Vitamix also comes with a DVD and a book of recipes for using in your Vitamix Blender/Food Processor. This blender also has very ratings.

This amazing blender can be bought at Amazon.com

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