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Jay Chatterjee & Roshmi Raychaudhuri
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Editors: Jay Chatterjee & Roshmi Raychaudhuri

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ISSUE # 2
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Welcome to this issue of our newsletter:

"TO YOUR HEALTH, LETTER"

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IN THIS ISSUE
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=> A note from Jay & Roshmi : From the Heart
=> Feature Article: An Ode to Life contributed by Tiny Bir
=> Little Actions That Produce Big Results:
=> Review of Products or Services:
=> Fact File on: Flatulence
=> Feedback from Visitors/ Subscribers
=> Guest Column : by Michael Stefano
"The Fat Max Zone: Exercise Intensity Versus Fat Burning "
(Part 2 of 2)
=> Ads
=> How to Be Featured as our Guest Columnist
=> Subscribe/Unsubscribe information

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A note from Jay & Roshmi
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Hello,

We feel like we're getting to know each one of you personally and, as a friend, it's a pleasure to ferret out valuable health information for your wellbeing.

We're certain that you are looking and feeling Young Again Forever, if you have been practicing what we preach!!

Always remember that we are NOT medical doctors. The information we disseminate comes from qualified researchers and reputable publications. If in doubt about anything you read here, consult your doctor.

Today, it is not going to be a dry medical topic, but it is as valuable. It is going to be an advisory on how to have a great day, everyday.

This may seem to be a mundane subject, until you consider that we have no alternative but to live out each 24 hour day, so why not make it a healthy and happy one? The other choice is no choice at all!

Recipe for a great day: adequate sleep, exercise and walks, positive affirmations, light healthy meals, meditation, laughter, work and sharing. So, here goes.........

Try and wake up by 6 a.m. after at least 7 hours of sleep. Adequate deep restful sleep is essential for physical and emotional wellness, and you don't have to rush (stressful) if you wake up early. You will also feel quite chipper in the early morn.

Before you get out of bed, close your eyes and make a positive affirmation of your choice. It could be as simple as
" Today will be a very successful day for me". Or
"Everyday, in every way, I am becoming better and better". In the first moments of awakening, you are still in your alpha level, and have easier access to your creative subconscious mind.

For those of you who have bought the Tibetan technique video, do your daily practice, on an empty stomach. It will invigorate you, and get your chakras spinning. In between postures, face yourself in the mirror, look into your own eyes and say to yourself, "I look and feel younger, and healthier, everyday".

Results come faster, magically, as your subconscious acts on your thoughts and words.

Do try to have something healthy for breakfast, and include a fruit (or two). This is also the best time to have your vitamin supplements, after having lined your stomach. Eat a light lunch, including a fruit. If possible, take a walk in the fresh air at lunchtime. However, don't eat while walking.

After lunch, if you can squeeze it in, a ten minute light meditation with closed eyes will do wonders for your afternoon. You will feel alert and rested. Visualize, and completely enter into, a restful scene.

At some stage after returning from work, practice at least 30 minutes of meditation alone, or with your partner.

It can be as simple as sitting comfortably on a carpet / chair, closing your eyes, and counting backwards from 100 to 1. This will, with practice, take you into your relaxed creative alpha level. Then, visualize a calm, relaxing scene of your choice (a forest glade, the seaside, a lake) and LIVE IT for 15 or 20 minutes. Feel the sea breeze on your face, hear the crackle of leaves underfoot on the forest path, smell the leaves, the damp salty air .... the appropriate scents!

This simple exercise will change you in many beneficial ways, and will effectively de-stress you.

Have a light dinner, preferably by seven o'clock. A glass of red wine is said to be good for the heart (consider the French with their rich diets and cheeses, but lower incidence of heart disease, which has been attributed to their penchant for red wine).

Sometime in the evening, find time to laugh with your family. Something amusing must have happened to one of you during the day. Laughter is so very good for you physically, and it provides a medium of bonding for the entire family.

And finally, fit in a relaxed walk in the fresh air before retiring by 11 p.m. (so as to get at least 7 hours of sleep). And it all comes together if you share these moments with your family, or someone close to you. It may not have been the most exciting day of your life (or maybe it was!), but you will certainly be a more relaxed, healthy and happy person if you live most days this way.

Be well and happy,

Jay & Roshmi

mailto: jay@youngagainforever.com

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FEATURE ARTICLE: An Ode to Life

Byline: contributed by our friend Tiny Bir

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When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.

But now that I am older
I've set my body free;
There's comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.

And how about those pantyhose
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The crotch is at my knee?

I need to wear these glasses
As they now print things smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago
I know that I was taller.

Though my hair has turned to gray
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
'tho' the outside's changed a bit.

But, on a positive note...

I've learned that no matter what happens,
or how bad it seems today,
life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person
by the way he/she handles a rainy day,
lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship
with your parents, you'll miss them when they're
gone from your life.

I've learned that making a "living" is not the same as
making a "life" and that life sometimes gives you a
second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a
catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able
to throw something back.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with
an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and
touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a
friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never
forget how you made them feel.

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About The Contributor:

Tiny Bir, when not in Alaska, Bali or Chile, lives in India.
A senior corporate executive, till recently, he gave up a
corporate salary & high-flying perks to do what he loves.
He is now a professional photographer.

-----------------SKIN CARE TIPS----------------

Enzyme Peels are expensive salon treatments to slough dead skin cells off the skin surface, and are great for maintaining wrinkle free skin. The ingredients used are natural proteolyctic enzymes called papain, which work by digesting the dead skin cells on the surface without damaging the new skin cells below. And guess where you can find such enzymes? Yes, for low cost skin care you can raid your refrigerator! The nutrients in tomatoes or unripe papaya perform the same function. The new nutraceutical creams also have the same ingredients, and in scientifically researched dosages.

This skin care tip can be used by all skin types, and is
good for guys as well!

(Jay refuses, says it's 'sissy'! Didn't he say something,
somewhere, about "keep an open mind"?)

Take the anti-aging skin care uiz

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LITTLE ACTIONS THAT PRODUCE BIG RESULTS

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Try adding a small stick of cinnamon to your next cup of tea. It is very good for your skin, and adds a pleasant fragrance to your tea.

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FACT FILE: FLATULENCE

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Flatulence, or excessive gas production, can be an embarrassing problem!

The production of some amount of gas, however, is a perfectly normal process associated with digestion.

During the digestive process the food nutrients that we eat must be broken down into small absorbable units in order to pass into the bloodstream. Much of this activity takes place in the stomach and small intestine.

Protein converts into its individual amino acids, fats into fatty acids, and carbohydrates (both simple and complex) are broken into individual glucose molecules. If food remains 'unbroken' it enters into the large intestine in an undigested state.

There, the digestive process is completed by billions of hungry bacteria -- the natural "intestinal fauna" we all have in our large intestine. These bacteria get to work on the undigested remnants, producing a variety of gases, as they do so. Methane, hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide are some of the gases produced by the bacteria, and these are stored in the large intestine until they can be expelled. Hydrogen sulfide produces the odor associated with flatulence.

What could be the cause of excessive gas production by the digestive system?

The most common causes are:

# Digestive problems resulting from inappropriate diet or incorrect eating habits. Certain foods produce more gas than others because they contain more indigestible carbohydrates than others, e.g. beans

# Stress, worry and tension can increase gas # Inflammation of the lining of the intestinal tract as a result of infection, can be a cause of flatulence

# Antibiotics may cause flatulence because they destroy normal intestinal fauna.

But take heart, there are a number of natural solutions to the problem.

To begin with, better eating habits would result in immediate improvement.

** Eat slowly, chewing thoroughly. "Digest in the mouth"

** Sip rather than gulp liquids

** Eat in 'layers', starting with fruits and salads

** Avoid consumption of aerated beverages

Additionally, use a natural digestive and mouth freshener after meals. Fennel seeds are used in India, as are aniseed and caraway. Chew on a few seeds after meals. Fennel or anise tea would also be okay.

There are also a group of herbs, known as carminatives, which are known to ease flatulence. Included in the group are Chamomile, Peppermint, Balm, Sage, Marjoram etc..

However, to view the problem in the correct perspective: it is perfectly normal to "fart" occasionally. Normal is about 14 times a day, though researchers have documented upto 141 times (though that person may not be the most pleasant company to keep).

And, in some cultures, superfarters have made the 'Hall of Fame'! Einarr Pambarskelfir, was a Scandinavian folk hero who made it on that unusual feature. The Germans even had a scornful expression, 'pimpf', for those who could not produce a resounding sound when doing the normal. And, everyone knows about the Frenchman "Le Petomaine" who farted tunefully as the top billing at the famed Moulin Rouge in Paris.

But enough on the subject .....

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In addition, there may be other reasons for being 'windy' that you
are possibly unaware of, such as over processed food, food sensitivity
or a clogged liver.

View an amazing video on what a medical doctor has to say about weight loss.


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GUEST Column : by Michael Stefano

"The Fat Max Zone: Exercise Intensity Versus Fat Burning "
(Part 2 of 2)
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A Birmingham study found that the Fat Max Zone (where the most fat was burned) was actually reached at 55 to 72 % of VO2 Max.

This represents a substantially narrower range, especially on the high end (less a whopping 13 percent), than what was previously accepted.

Possibly an even more important finding --at levels above 89 percent, fat burning all but ceased.

THE FAT MAX ZONE (as measured by the heart rate reserve formula)

1. Calculate estimated maximum heart rate (MHR) using the following formula: 220 minus age = MHR
Estimated MHR for an average 30 year-old would be: 220-30 = 190

2. Next, determine resting heart rate (RHR): Take your pulse for 1 minute while at TOTAL rest: (Typical RHR = 70) Subtract RHR from MHR: 190 - 70 = 120

3. Calculate percentages: 55% of 120: = 66 72% of 120: = 86

4. Add RHR (70) back into to both numbers: 66 + 70 = 136 86 + 70 = 156

The Fat Max Zone for an average 30-year-old, would between 136 and 156 beats per minute.

Grab a pencil and paper and calculate your own Fat Max Zone.

Without the need of a trainer, and by using the above formula, you can make sure your aerobic regimen is working towards increasing V02 Max (and your ability to burn fat), while at the same time taking place in the Fat Max Zone.

Aerobic exercise needs to be repeated about 3 or 4 times per week, for a period of at least 15 to 20 minutes to achieve optimum results.

Be sure to pay attention to how you feel, as well as how you're breathing, during exercise. As a general rule, you shouldn't feel overly fatigued, or winded, during aerobic exercise, and you should be able to speak at least three words (or syllables) without taking an in-breath.


About the Author :
Michael Stefano is a captain on the New York City Fire Department,
as well as author of The Firefighter's Workout Book,
The 30-minute-a-day, Train-for-life Program for Men and Women.
He is also managing editor, and writer of many articles on health
and fitness at www.firefightersworkout.com, (where you can sign up
for a FREE Train For Life Newsletter).
Michael Stefano's articles have appeared on such internet giants as
America On Line, Yahoo!, and eDiets.com
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