Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tacfit Commando Reviews - Does Tacfit Commando Work and is it For You?

Tacfit Commando is a workout program that's based on workout routines by Israeli top army units, counter terrorism squads, bodyguards, and law enforcement agencies. It was created by Scott Sonnon who actually worked with many of these units and created special workout routines to help them improve their physical ability and prepare them for their missions.
This is not a fat loss program so if you're looking for a diet, this isn't it. In addition, this is not a muscle building program. In fact, it's not about how you look at all.
Although I have no doubt that by using this program you will eliminate a lot of stubborn fat and develop that lean, athletic, and muscular body that soldiers in special units grow, the focus of the program is on the kind of workouts that can help you boost your physical ability to a whole new level. The muscle growth you will experience isn't the bulky sort many people gain from gym workouts but a more functional one.
So, if what you care about most of all is your appearance, Tacfit Commando may not be the right program for you. If you want to get yourself to a whole new fitness level and get an awesome body as a side effect, and provided that you're not scared of a massive challenge, this may be just what you seek.
There's no doubt that Tacfit Commando does work. No military unit uses workouts that don't produce results. Soldiers are constantly judged and their results are frequently measured. You can't get away with half measures in any self respecting army.
This is a program made up entirely of bodyweight exercises. You don't need any equipment for any of the workouts. In addition, as the schedule of soldiers is tight, the workouts are very short. They make up for it in their intensity. The workouts in this program can be very challenging for someone who's used to standard weight lifting. They involve a lot more movement, flexibility, and core strength.
The workouts are divided into different levels so you can progress gradually through the exercises. In addition, each exercise is explained and shown in detail, so you can easily learn the proper form and technique.
Get this program only if you're prepared for some hard work. I have no doubt that you will feel and look much more athletic as a result of following this program but be aware of the effort involved.
All in all, this is a high quality, unique program that can get you fitter than ever.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beta glucan Lowers Blood Lipids

BERLIN—Barley beta-glucan reduces serum lipid levels, according to research presented in April at the First International Congress on Pre-Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.

In the six-week study, 76 men and 79 women with hypercholesterolemia, aged

25 to 73, completed a four-week lowfat diet prior to baseline. At the beginning of the trial, test subjects were randomly allocated to one of four treatment groups or a control group and assayed for blood lipids and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) biomarkers. During the course of the study, test groups were administered 3 g and 5 g doses of low molecular weight (LMW) or high molecular weight (HMW) barley beta-glucan (from Cargill) twice daily, in cereal and juice.

Posttreatment assessment of blood lipids and other CVD biomarkers revealed improvements in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, markers of glycemic control

(glycosylated hemoglobin, HOMA model) and a key marker of inflammation (hs-CRP).

The researchers concluded both doses of LMW and HMW barley beta-glucan improved blood lipids over a six-week treatment period.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sleep Disorder / Sleep Apnea

During normal breathing, air passes through the throat on its way to the  lungs. The air travels past the soft palate, uvula, tonsils, and tongue. When a  person is awake, the muscles in the back of the throat tighten to hold these  structures in place preventing them from collapsing and/or vibrating in the  airway. During sleep, the uvula and soft palate frequently vibrate causing the  distinctive sounds of snoring.

The LAUP procedure is a laser surgical procedure designed to sequentially  trim and shorten these structures, thus preventing or reducing snoring.

Risks and Complications
You have the right to be informed that the surgery may involve risks of  unsuccessful results, complications, or injury from both known and unforeseen  causes. Because individuals vary in their tissue circulation and healing  processes, as well as anesthetic reactions, ultimately there can be no guarantee  made as to the results or potential complications. The following complications  have been reported in the medical literature. This list is not meant to be  inclusive of every possible complication. They are listed here for your  information only, not to frighten you, but to make you aware and more  knowledgeable concerning this surgical procedure.

1. Failure to resolve the snoring. Most  surgeons feel that about 85% of patients who undergo a LAUP will have a  significant or complete resolution in their snoring; and an additional  percentage of patients will notice reduced levels of snoring such that their  sleep partners will report that it's level is no longer offensive.

2. Failure to cure sleep apnea or other  pathological sleep disorders. Pathological sleep disorders, like sleep apnea,  are medical problems which may have associated serious complications. At this  time, the LAUP procedure has not been proven to cure these disorders.

3. Bleeding. In very rare situations, a need  for blood products or a blood transfusion. You have the right, should you  choose, to have autologous or designated donor directed blood pre-arranged. You  are encouraged to consult with your doctor if you are interested.

4. Nasal regurgitation, a change in voice, or  velopharyngeal insufficiency when liquids may flow into the nasal cavity during  swallowing (rare).

5. Failure to resolve coexisting sinus, tonsil,  or nasal problems.

6. Need for revision, or further and more  aggressive surgery.

7. Prolonged pain, impaired healing, and the  need for hospitalization

Sleep apnea is characterized by loud snroing and distrubed or interruped  sleep patterns. Sleep apnea can have serious consequences including cardiac  problems. Frequently patients will awaken in the morning with a headache. If  they become sleep deprived they may feel sleeppy all day, and may fall asleep  while driving in the car.

Sleep apnea is diagnosed by a sleep study. During a sleep study, the  patient's breathing patterns, heart rhythim and brain waves are monitored.

If it is found that sleep apnea is present, most doctors recommend the use of  CPAP. CPAP is a breathing device worn during sleep to help keep the airway open.  In some situations surgery is recommended. The uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with or  without tonsillectomy are surgical procedurs designed to open the airway. In  rare situations, a tracheostomy is necessary. These are procedures designed to  circumvent this sleep related collapse of these structures.

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