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JAPANESE FOOD AS A SOURCE OF HEALTH

The latest research shows that the longest life expectancy in the world are Japanese. Average Japanese experience 84 years of age. Does it have to do with a traditional diet and lifestyle, which benefits health are traditional Japanese dishes and lots of interesting things about one of the oldest and most advanced civilization, we explain in this article.

Scientists and historians for a years monitored and devote a lot of attention to this very interesting nation. Especially with the advancement of technology and the detection of various diseases, people are increasingly turning to traditional Asian cultures, their way of life and way of treatment, which is certainly worthy of attention. The World Health Organization has found that the Japanese as a nation in the first place when it comes to the lowest rates of obesity in developed countries, with only 3% of overweight, as opposed to America with obesity rates of 33%.

Their way of cooking is based on very sound foundations: raw or steamed food or food prepared in the wok. Such a diet does not contain excess calories, no harmful fats, no use of oils, most of the fish meat that is eaten raw as sushi and sashimi. Source of protein and omega fatty acids are fish and mushrooms, a source hydrate, fiber and vitamins is rice, buckwheat noodles and steamed vegetables. Natural green tea as a beverage has a special place in Japanese culture. Portions are moderate, no overeating, the body is not struggling to digest food and that’s why you are constantly energized and rested. You can work long with full concentration, with very little sleep. Habit is all that remains of this diet, over time the body adjusts and there is no need for extra calories, and when you get to that stage of your daily tasks it is easier for you to perform, and certainly this will be healthier.

Of course it is the price of Japanese specialties at exclusive restaurants around the world is certainly the most expensive. Cheap and bad food mostly makes you unhealthy and obese. But such a diet can easily be applied by making meals at home. Get the groceries at the market take a little time, and there you have a healthy diet.

We will mention some of the specialties of this cuisine and give approximate nutritional composition.

Japanese soup with noodles. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour. Buckwheat in possession of vitamins B1 and B2, minerals and almost double the percentage of protein in relation to rice. Sashimi. Seafood in its purest form. This dish consists only of thin slices of raw salmon, tuna, squid, or anything else fresh. No matter what fish you choose, you are guaranteed you will get a huge percentage of protein and nutrients with very little fat. Edamame. It represents a fresh glow, which can be a great appetizer. It contains a high percentage of protein, omega 3 fats and fiber. Serve with fresh vegetables will lead to the full before the main course, and time will not come to overeating. Shiitake Mushrooms. This food is very rich in protein and has a low percentage of fat. It is used in Asian medicine for centuries. Studies show that shiitake mushrooms protect against cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. Tofu. This is a very standard food in the Asian kitchen. Similar properties as shiitake, a lot of protein and little fat. It can be easily combined and used as a dietary supplement.Wasabi. This unique flavor contains the same chemicals, to fight cancers, like in broccoli and cabbage.Wasabi also reduces the risk of heart attack. Nigri. Thin slices of fresh fish wrapped around rice with bits of seaweed. Most chefs in restaurants that it is much easier to handle if raw fish is mixed with rice and some restaurants use or brown rice. Seaweed. This staple is indispensable when it comes to consuming a sufficient amount of minerals. Seaweed contains several things that our bodies need, including zinc, selenium, iodine, and vitamin B12. It also help to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.


These are some important details that characterize a healthy diet in the Japanese way. Changing bad habits with better, accept the fact that health enters the mouth, giving an example to others and most importantly give an example to your children, ones it’s up to yourself. This diet will help your working day to be more efficiently and your life much longer. So the Japanese are doing this!

BEST OF CYCLING

Traveling around the world, I noticed that the bikes is became more common as a form of recreation or as a main means of transport. It does not matter who is the layer of the population concerned, starting from students to the director, the case is the former mayor of London, their daily tasks and distance perform by cycling. It seems to me that people are slowly realizing the benefits of this means of transport: no crowds, park where ever you want, preferably assemble your bike and take in hand, a great form of recreation and most importantly saving. In this article we will deal with cycling as a form of recreation, lifestyle and benefits to the human body.

I’m glad to see that people are more and more riding bicycles, especially in larger cities. An excellent example is Switzerland, where despite the hilly and mountainous parts, each part of the country is crisscrossed by cycling paths, so if you have the stamina and time you do not need a car. Although it all depends on the weather conditions, but today under the onslaught of industrialization and production of new materials and types of clothing biking is available and possible everywhere. Thinner tires wider tires, a smaller or larger frame, larger or smaller transfer, material preparation, now it’s all available to make it easier to overcome the field in which you are driving. For those with a little poorer fitness level or high age there is the help of electric motors and easier driving and mastering the climb.

As a form of recreation cycling firstly presents an enjoyment of nature and terms, as well as activity in the fresh air, which is very important for all body functions. Strengthening the lower extremities, especially the quadriceps and calf, shaping muscle, fat loss, weight loss, accelerate metabolism, improve endurance and stamina, improved cardiovascular and respiratory organs, improve blood circulation, reduce mental stress, by time make reduction in heart rate at rest – the heart works slower, more efficient and more productive, the heart muscle makes stronger …all of this is advantages for this type of activity. With bike distance that can pass are truly impressive.

Depending on your condition and fitness level, it is best to ride a bike every day for one to two hours. In such a long process after a certain time (after 20 minutes of activity) there will be degradation of fats. With a lower pulse, 130 beats per minute, drive will be longer and degradation of fat better. If is pulse higher around 160 beats per minute the speed is higher, the ability to quickly get tired is more possible, shorter time for degradation of fats, reduce your speed and pulse will go down. Speed that is recommended is about 20 km / h.

Get a reliable bike, price is irrelevant because it is all in the legs and endurance, in the case of a long drive need to get the bike windscreens, because after the first hour you will feel the pain of sitting, get a comfortable seat, sunglasses for insects, a bottle of water with you always, and of course music that will break the monotony of pedaling. And a very important thing in society is riding a bike is always interesting, because cycling is a collective sport!

WHAT IS A WORKOUT

Depending on the kind of goal we want to achieve, whether it is to lose fat and weight or increase muscle mass, increase endurance and stamina, strengthening certain muscle groups, progress, and improvement of some motor skills (flexibility, endurance, speed, …), is to lightweight recreational training or cardio purely for pleasure, we have various types of training, whether it be on the type of equipment, intensity or duration of the training. We’ll have to deal with this issue in the text, in a professional way without advertising brands and names of training.

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Today we have a variety of different training titles. New names and brands for same kind of workout is very confusing. Essentially all boils down to the same, one type of training can be called on the 5 different modes. It is simply a branding and serious marketing in order to sell something and been on the agenda. I understand that today’s all is marketing and profit. But today we will call the facts with proper name, it is better.

The first very important thing is are you amateur, have you ever something seriously trained or what is your fitness level, and what you want to achieve. To say that, today’s training methods look like similar like gladiators is preparing for battle. It is OK, if you make money from wholesale as MMA fighters and Cross Fit athletes and you have sponsors and all the other things, then it makes sense. But if you are a recreational, difficult and strenuous training can later lead to Overtraining (OVERTRAINING OR PROGRESS ), or can cause serious injury. In the book SCIENCE OF FORCE shows clearly, strength and endurance should not train together, it said top experts and doctors, maybe it sound boring, but it makes sense.

The main thing for fitness and endurance is cardio training in combination with interval training, the muscle hypertrophy and increasing muscle mass is weights (split training) with sufficient intake of protein (up to 2 g of protein per kilogram of weight, per day), functional and circuit training to increase endurance and downloading fat and kilograms with an adequate relationship and entered calories spent days (you will not lose weight if you spend 500 calories per workout, so you come home and enter 1000 kcal), box combined with weights and strength training exercises is excellent for defining muscle with a mandatory removal of fat through diet , longer cardio training with uniform and moderate cardiac frequency is ideal for degradation of fat, short interval sprints in swimming, running, rowing – consumption of carbohydrates, high-frequency heart, rapid fatigue and short duration of activity – power, speed and explosiveness.

Call your training however you want or as it is more popularly known as May, but the basic thing is to break down what you want from a workout.  Ask professional staff, find out an inform on the right places. Monitoring online, you tube and group training for motivation can have a counter effect, you think you’re doing well and properly and you can endure the intensity, and perhaps is the opposite. Listen your body, body knows what is the best for you.

BENEFITS OF SWIMMING

Since hotter and boiling days is coming, cardio exercise (running, cycling …) is not recommended when temperatures are high. We have to choose the time when to run, morning or evening, when temperatures are suitable. There is a cardio workout that is very suitable for the high temperature, you can practice all day, and it is very topical for the summer holidays, it is SWIMMING. In this article, we’ll clear up some little things about swimming, and also how you can lose weight and sculpt your body by swimming.

First to say that swimming, in the judgment of experts and the research, falls into one of the most difficult sports, next to the MMA, Rowing, Rugby and others. Swimming is an activity where it consumes approximately twice as many calories than other activities. Depending on the style and intensity of swimming style consumption ranges from 8 to 15 kcal per minute. Swimming engage the entire musculature, and all parts of the body (arms, legs, abdominal wall, CORE, back, shoulder), and also overcomes the resistance of the water. Time and strengthen the muscles of the shoulder and back especially for Butterfly style.

Losing weight and shaping the body for swimming occurs cyclically and gradually. By strengthening muscles, increasing the consumption of calories to activity itself and through an accelerated metabolism and greater calorie consumption through a stronger muscle, leads to consequences that calories are consumed rapidly, reducing the pounds, fat removed and the whole body shapes. Swimming style, intensity and duration of activity also is affects. Butterfly style is certainly the most challenging but also the most effective in strengthening the body, while the style Breaststroke requires less power but can longer be practiced which will in time result in higher consumption of calories. Natural free and backstroke swimming stile are very effective and recommended.

How to Swim. If you are a beginner you should start slowly and gradually. That means 30 seconds of swimming and 30 seconds of rest. Increase the active phase and reduce the break until you reach that you can swim for 40 minutes without stopping. Once you reach this level of swimming for 30 to 40 minutes 4 to 5 times a week. Another important thing is breathing, which must be in line with the movements and swimming techniques that will facilitate propulsion – slipping through the water. The third thing is proper and essential nutrients rich diet in order to have enough power for the activity and enough material for recovery. And of course the definition of weight loss: burn more calories than you consume.

Swimming is mostly harder than other fitness activities. In about 60 minutes of swimming, you can spend from 800 to 1000 kcal, depending on your weight and exertion. The good side of swimming is to increase endurance and stamina. You will not believe how much better user you when you go to run or indulge in an activity on land. On summer you can swim whenever you want, all day, on all water surfaces with conditions, and a very important thing without sweating and dehydration of the body.

Swimming has another advantage in strengthening the CORE muscles, especially in the injury and recovery, because water favors the relief of the body and certain parts. Special boast swimming, from my personal experience, especially with the style Breaststroke recovering from shoulder injury, dislocation of the shoulder joint and torn leagues. On skiing I had serious shoulder injury dislocations and fully stretched ligaments, after only two months breaststroke swimming stile on the bench press I raised the weight of 100 Kg.

As a longtime member of the rescue service and lifeguard team at one of most dangerous beach on the Danube in Novi Sad – Serbia, and the beach during the EXIT Festival, can boast a good experience and a good knowledge gained through training and experts from whom I had the opportunity to learn. And also Swimming was one of the most favorite exam to me, at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND FITNESS MOTIVATION

Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest …) have led on the world in revolution of fitness and health in the last few years. In the last period, people of all ages has good knowledge of computers and thus social networks, we have that people seeking motivation and solution through the fitness profile that look almost unreal. In this text we will study social media and the impact thereof on the physical activity of the individual, and they life style.

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Fitness and Health industry in the world is growing at an incredible rate. So too does the possibility of a very light advertising and arriving at target groups through social networks. A handful of products and innovations are flooding our desktop on computer or mobile phone. Or we can talk about perfect fitness models who looks unreal on the screen. What is hidden behind, people can not even imagine. Fitness and motivation that I do is very important to a person initiated and motivated to start with physical activity, change their habits and change something in their lives. This motivation should properly be applied at the right time in order to avoid side effects. Comments: I want to look like this or that, carry a lot of ignorance and prejudice. These are incredible sacrifices that require such discipline and preparation that measures with the life and habits of professional athletes, in addition to adding the present techniques of photoshop and entire teams of marketing magicians, photographers, producers who for a good picture on Instagram devote several hours. When all of this is learned, or explain to the person who may be in error, motivation and self motivating encountered a problem and jam.

The motive should be primarily HEALTH in FITNESS. Health, agility, mobility, good circulation, fast metabolism, ease of movement, peaceful and healthy sleep are the basic motives why we need to exercise. The results come by themselves. With proper training and guidance, diet and lifestyle, there is a fat-burning, shaping and muscle hypertrophy, there is a famous SIX PACK, all results is comings from the healthy motivation. This includes the socialization in the fitness centers, healthy environment, healthy habits, smart conversations about health and nutrition with trainers and practitioners, anti-stress programs – current isolation from stress and mental relaxation through training.

I hope I give you a little closer to the concept of the right motivation. I tried to explain why it should be a little isolated from social media and advertising, and select the same judge what is real and what is not. Decide on your way and achieve your goals!

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