The airlines in the United States have a very poor reputation and for a good
They fail to deliver on almost all of the things which make dealing with any
company a pleasurable experience.
Even if you don't get your arm broken in the aisle seat by the hips of the
overweight flight attendant there are many other reasons flying on American
airlines is bad for your health.
If exposing our body's to the germs of a couple hundred strangers in a metal
tube with poor ventilation isn't enough, then we have to cope with the stress of
cramped quarters, poor food and service.
How to not Let American Airlines Ruin Your Health
If domestic travel on American airlines is not a choice but requirement the
best way to not let the terrible service and inconveniences stress you out is to
practice relaxation techniques. Another way to lessen the stress of flying
American airlines is to make sure you plan everything out well in advance to get
most comfortable flight experience.
4. Eating Low-Fat / Low-Carb Foods
Low-Carb usually means High Fat and Low-Fat Usually Means High Carb
It may sound confusing and that is because it is. Many foods which are
labeled to be low in a specific nutrient are high in another.
Sometimes this will be evident on the label like when you see huge amounts of
sugar take the place of large amounts of fat on products like "low-fat" ice
Other times it will be hidden. Due to the FDA labeling requirements,
companies have found ways to sneak extra fat in foods without having to put them
on the label.
For example, look at the ingredients of some low-fat or even fat-free
products. Even though the label says 0 grams of fat per serving, mono- or
di- glycerides are listed on the ingredients.
Tri-glycerides (body fat) does not make an exception and will gladly accept
these hidden dietary fats and store extra fat on your body. This is just
one example but you can find many in these processed foods that can be bad for
How to Naturally Eat a Low Fat and Low Carb Diet
The good news is almost everyone already knows how to eat a healthy diet
which will be moderate carb and low fat.
Eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables will help you avoid
unnatural low-fat and low-carb processed foods.
Rest is an Ally in your Body's Battle against Stress
Stress can be good and it can be bad for our bodies. Positive stress or
eustress such as exercise taxes our bodies but helps us deal with distress or
negative stress such as being effected by the common cold or being yelled at by
Carbohydrates supply your body with the needed fuel for the intense exercise
you need to sculpt your body to its desired shape.
Without sufficient carbs your body will be low on energy and your exercise
will not be intense enough to accomplish your fitness goals.
Most importantly, your brain which is fueled with glucose (blood sugar).
If you eliminate carbs from your diet your brain will suffer and we all know
that your body does what your brain tells it so do not eliminate carbs from your
How to Get Better Rest
There are many theories about how to get better rest. While this may
depend on the individual there have been numerous studies which have tried to
determine how to get the best rest possible.
Most people wish they had the problem of exercising too much. Even
though exercise is a positive stress to our body if the amount of exercise
exceeds our body's ability to recover it can become a negative stress and lead
to sickness and injury.
Exercise and rest go hand in hand. If you exercise intensely your body
will need adequate rest and nutrition to recover. If you do not get enough
rest, not only will your exercise performance decrease, you could break yourself
down and develop overtraining syndrome.
Overtraining syndrome can be a serious condition. Since overtraining
does not develop overnight but over the long term knowledge of your own body is
essential to avoid overtraining and keep your exercise as a positive stress on
How to Know when You are Exercising Too Much
Many signs exist of excessive exercise but the most important sign is how you
feel. If you have been exercising more often than usual and you feel
general fatigue it is a good idea to stop and take a rest.
1. Having Desk / Office Job
More Reasons to Hate your Office Job
You most likely already know that a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet can
cause many problems with your health.
What you may not know is sedentary jobs can cause many problems with your
musculoskeletal system which can lead to more problems with your body and your
Sitting for long periods of time not only can cause certain muscles to become
weak and atrophied, but also it can cause your body's internal organs to
How to Make your Desk Job More Healthy
Most workplaces have ergonomic specialists who periodically visit. Most
of what they say should not go in one ear and out the other. Your
company pays these specialists good money to keep their workforce healthy and
productive so listen to what they have to say.
If you do not have the benefit of having an ergonomics specialist handy there
are many sources of information out there to help you. Most importantly
have a regular exercise program which includes flexibility, cardio and strength