Sunday, July 29, 2012

Choose The Right Antiperspirant That Suits Your Body

The problem of excessive perspiration is known as hyperhidrosis. There are many factors which can lead to the problem of excessive sweating in one's body. Factors like biological changes or physical developments, hormonal imbalances, unhygienic lifestyles and other medical conditions can cause excessive sweating. Although the entire body tends to sweat, the armpits are mostly the areas which are worst affected by the sweating. However this might differ from person to person and the problematic areas can vary from the armpits to the back, the feet, the hands or even the forehead. The good part about this is that if you use an antiperspirant you can easily avoid the perspiration and therefore the smelly odour.
The demand for antiperspirants is on a rise and therefore the number of the competitors in the market has increased. There is a large variety of different antiperspirants available in the market nowadays and you are well advised to choose the one which meet the personal requirements. This variety manifests itself in different flavours and fragrances of antiperspirants. However, no matter how much you are enticed to purchase those fancy products, you should only purchase an antiperspirant that suits your body and skin.
The skin is the most versatile and biggest part of our body and is generally quite sensitive. Thus, you have to be very meticulous about the products used or applied to the skin. Following are few points that will help you identify the right antiperspirant for your body:
- Know your hyperhidrosis levels: The first and the foremost thing is to identify the levels of perspiration of your body. You must know whether your body perspires excessively, moderately or even normally. In case of excessive sweating you need to use a strong antiperspirant while in other cases you may be fine with any normal deodorant.
- Know if you are allergic: Many people are allergic to various products. Some might be allergic to particular flowers and some might be allergic to food products like lemon, orange, strawberry, etc. The fragrance of antiperspirants with aloe Vera is inspired by natural products like flowers, trees, fruits, etc. Thus before purchasing antiperspirants, you need to know if you are allergic to any kind of fragrance. If you are, then make sure you do not buy an antiperspirant with ingredients you are allergic to.
- Know your skin: Some people have an extra sensitive skin while others have a more resistant skin and they might be okay with everything they use on it. Nevertheless, you should use products that do not harm your skin.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Process of Cell Division That Occurs in the Germ Cells of Sexual Reproducing Animals

Meiosis is generally defined as a process that occurs in the germ cells of sexual reproducing animals. These germ cells are localized in the gonad. The cells in which meiosis takes place are called as meiocytes. The meiosis of gonads is called as ganocytes. The ganocytes are spermatogenesis in males and oogenesis in females.
Meiosis is a type of cell division, where daughter cells receive only half the complement of the originally diploid chromosomes. Meiosis is divided into two stages.
Meiosis-I is divided into four stages.
1. PROPHASE- I: It is the longest stage of meiotic division. It is divided into five stages.
- LEPTOTENE: It is the first stage of meiosis. In this stage the chromosomes appear as beaded structure along the length. These chromosomes move towards one point of nuclear membrane to form the bouquet stage and nucleus becomes prominent. In this stage the nucleus is seen in the center of the cell. Due to the synthesis of RNA for the condensation of chromosomes, the volume of the nucleus increases.
- ZYGOTENE: Homologous chromosomes starts pairing by a process called synopsis. During sub phase the paternal and maternal chromosomes, with the help of homologous sequences come close together and pair with each other along their length. This type of selective synopsis helps in the formation of bivalent synopsis.
- PACHYTENE: In this stage, homologous chromosome of synaptic pair undergoes condensation and the crossing over of non sister chromatids takes place. The dense nucleus at which the recombination occurs appears as a cross (X) when the chromatids begins to separate. This breakage and reunion of non sister chromatids results in the formation of crossed shaped structure (X) called as chaisma. At this module, the non sister chromatids of paternal and maternal chromosomes exchange their segment. This exchange of chromosomal segment is known as crossing over.
- DIPLOTENE: The chromosome of homologous pair starts to repel each other. It starts from centromeric region and moves towards the end. The chaisma are still obtained and the separation of chromosomes further condensed. The number of chaisma may vary which depends on the numbers of homologous sequence in the chromosomes. The shortening of chromosomes continues and this is the best stage to observe chaisma.
- DIAKINESIS: Termination of chaisma is completed in this stage and the chromosome appears either as X or Y or O shaped. The variations of shapes are due to the number of chaisma. After their separation, chromosomes move towards the nuclear membrane. The degradation of nucleus and nuclear membrane takes place. This is the end of the prophase-I stage.
The tetrad chromosomes become condensed and regular. They occupy equatorial plate and centromeres in each chromosome. They are directed towards the opposite poles of the cell. The spindle formation takes place.
The homologous chromosome pair separate apart due to the anaphasic movement. This is caused by the elongation of polar spindles and shortening of chromosomal spindles. The X-chromosomes moves to top of any of the poles. This stage ends with the complete separation of homologous chromosome, thus results in the formation of daughter nuclear content (haploid set)
In this phase the chromosome at each pole organizes in to daughter nuclei. The daughter nuclei are haploid since they have only one set of chromosome, where as the parent cell has two set of chromosomes. In this stage the spindle disappears and nucleus and nuclear membrane reappear. As the result in two daughter cell, one cell has X chromosomes and other without any sex chromosomes.
It is the second nuclear division of meiosis and is similar to mitosis, hence called as equatorial division. It results in the formation of four haploid nuclei. Meiosis-I is divided into four stages
In this stage two daughter cells show changes simultaneously. The centrioles again migrate and divide to form asters. The chromatin threads condense to form a network and chromosomal condensation continues further. The nuclear envelope and nucleolus shows disintegration. The formation of spindle starts during this stage.
It is the shortest stage of meiosis. The chromosome's centromere lies in the equator exactly in right angle to the plane of metaphase I. The spindle fibers formed are of two types, namely chromosomal and polar spindle. The centromere lies in the center and arms of the chromatids radiate towards the opposite poles.
The condensed chromosome at the equator starts moving to their opposite poles. This movement is brought by the elongation of polar spindles and concentration of chromosomal spindles. The chromosomes of cells which are duplicated get separated. In this stage the chromatids are long and thick unlike the chromatids of the anaphase-I
In this stage, nucleolus and nuclear membrane reappears, spindle fibers and asters gradually disappears. The arms of the chromatids get uncoiled and results in the formation of four daughter cells, two with X chromosomes and other without any sex chromosomes.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

5 Simple Body Weight Exercises and Their Benefits

There are many different men's exercises that will help you build and tone muscle that do not require the use of weights or any other training equipment. These are commonly known as body weight exercises.
Adding some body weight routines to a workout program is a great way to maximize its effect and impact. Of course, they are also very handy for times when you do not have access to a Gym, or workout equipment.
Knowing some basic body weight exercises will allow you to do full body workout no matter where you are. Some Basic Body Weight Exercises:
Russian Twists - Russian Twists are a fantastic exercise for building abs.
1 - Assume the standard sit-up position, lying down flat, and place your feet underneath something that you can use for support. Your legs should be net at the knees.
2 - Lift your body so that it creates a V shape with your thighs, your hands should be extended in front of your, and clasped.
3 - Twist your torso to the right side until your arms are parallel with the floor. Breath our while holding the position for a few seconds.
4 - Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side
Hand Walking (Upside Down Technique) - Hand walking is great way to burn fat, build shoulder muscles and develop overall body strength.
1 - Using a wall for support, assume the handstand position
2 - Your arms and legs extended straight. (Your arms should be about two foot out from the base of the wall)
3 - Using your hands like legs, you walk sideways along the wall
Close Grip Push-ups: - Push-ups in general provide a great upper body workout, but using the Close Grip method will focus the exercise on the triceps.
The Close Grip method is very similar to standard push-up, except instead of your hands been either side of your body, they are closer together, underneath you, thumbs nearly touching.
Chair Dips: - Chair Dips are an excellent way to work and build your triceps. As the name suggests you will need some chairs (two) to perform this exercise.
1 - Place two chairs facing each other, about three feet apart.
2 - Sit on one of the chairs, gripping either edge with your palms
3 - Place your heels on the edge of the other chair
4 - Move slightly forward so that you clear the edge of chair you are sitting on
5 - Lower yourself so your elbows are at 90 degrees, and return to the starting position. (Repeat for as long as you can)
Sissy Squats - Do not be fooled by the name! Sissy squats target the hamstrings, calves, and quads.
Sissy squats are similar to standard squats, except instead of standing straight you lean slightly backwards.
1 - Starting in the upright position, set your feet apart at shoulder width, toes pointing forwards
2 - Bend your knees slightly and lean your upper body backwards (maintain a comfortable balance)
3 - Lower your upper body bending your knees as you do so, descend as far as you can then return slowly towards the starting position
4 - When you return to the starting position, do not straighten your knees completely.
There is no end to amount of body weight exercises that you can perform, for every exercise machine that you find in a Gym, you will find a body weight exercise that can replicate it.
As beneficial as body weight exercises are, alone they are not enough to build a body of steel, with shredded muscle and washboard six-pack. To get the most from body weight routines they should be included as part of balanced workout program.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

5 Great Ways To Maintain Your Youth

Staying fit into your golden years is something that anyone can do with the right practices. It is surprisingly easy to maintain your youth if you know what to do.
Get Flexible with Yoga
Everyone knows that yoga involves stretching and many people ridicule it as not being "real" exercise. However, it serves a very important purpose, particularly as you age, in keeping you flexible and your joints aligned. Being fit and supple will allow you to prevent many strains and potential aches and pains.
Start Lifting Weights
As we get older, it is natural to lose muscle mass. You can prevent this by starting a weight training routine. This is something that men and women alike should do. Even light lifting will help you maintain those muscles and prevent them from atrophying.
Stay Young with Massage
Who doesn't enjoy a good massage now and then? What you may not know is that this is one of the best ways to stay young. That massaging helps keep the blood flowing to all parts of your body, not just the most vital (brain, internal organs) parts. Massages actually help eliminate toxins that build up in the muscles, helping keep the body clean.
You will feel revitalized after a massage, but more importantly, your body will be freshly oxygenated and healthier, too. On top of all that, the stretching out of the muscles helps promote flexibility and will ensure you keep a full range of motion, no matter your age.
Eat Well, Live Well
You are what you eat, or so they say. By the time you reach your 50's, you should have a pretty good idea as to how true this is. Eating healthily will keep you healthier in general, which means you will be able to do more. Not only does the right food energize your body, it can help improve your overall lifestyle, right down to making you sleep better.
Unfortunately, many people hitting middle age find themselves battling completely preventable diseases. Obesity, diabetes, strokes and heart problems are just a few of the issues that come with poor eating. By cleaning up your diet, you will see a drastic improvement in your health and your body will reflect that.
Take up Interval Aerobics
Interval aerobics may seem scary at first glance, but they are great for boosting that heart rate and increasing your aerobic capacity. Alternating slower aerobics with very intense bouts of high energy movement will tone your heart and lungs and keep your body in optimum condition. It is easier to manage your weight this way, as well.
Take control of your body and your health to enjoy more exciting tomorrows.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Know Thyself

My coaching process is largely based on helping my clients to develop and then ponder "powerful" questions. Many of these questions, at their core, deal with my clients values - more plainly put, these questions deal with what's really important to the person.
Values are the ideas and principles we hold most highly in our lives. They are personal and unique to each individual. It is through our values that we define ourselves. They are our magnetic north, and by following our values, we find our true selves.
It's important for us to identify and understand our personal values, because it's important to know and then understand who we really are. Going through the act of discovering our values can give us the opportunity to realize, not only what is truly important to us, but also which of our values we may have been holding onto that aren't actually ours at all.
Many of our "values" have been unconsciously inherited from our parents or our social environment, and when we do this work we may come to find that we have no, or little actual investment in some of them at all. We may, in deed, find that there are some other things that are important to us that we may have never consciously considered.
After our values have been identified, they should be placed in a hierarchy. This way we can be clear about which things in our lives are deal-breakers and which, while still important, can slide aside to accommodate someone else.
Once we understand what our values are, we can engage the concept of personal integrity. The first part of this concept is telling yourself the truth. The second part is aligning your thoughts and your actions with your values. And, the last part is holding your values as commitments and then keeping your commitments to yourself.
Communication is greatly enhanced by having a conscious handle on who we are. When we know what our values are, we have a tool by which we can measure who we're being against who we are, or at least who we want to be. This tool also enables us to have basic fact based conversations with others about who we are from the perspective of what's important to us. We can talk about what we need, what we want, and where we have wiggle room.
Aside from the fact that this process of discovery will help us to know who we are and to be able to communicate that, we will then also have a clearer ability to identify, understand, and handle value conflicts. (Most conflicts are value conflicts, both internal and external, and one telling sign is the discomfort of stress.) The next time you're upset you can ask, "Which of my values is being stepped on?" or "Where am I standing outside of my values?" Then you can address that issue directly.