Choosing the Right Shoe

It is a very small percentage of the total world’s population that is born with foot related problems. Many of them develop these problems as a result of neglect and not taking proper care of their feet. The most common cause of foot problems is wearing ill-fitting shoes. You might think that choosing the best footwear and shoes is direct and easy. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but it is not. The following tips will help you choose the best shoes for yourself and/or your loved one.

As we go about our daily activities, our feet tend to heat up and swell. As such, it is advisable that you get a shoe that will accommodate your swollen feet comfortably. With this in mind, the best time to shop for a shoe is in the afternoon when your feet are already swollen.

Walking in a store, you might be tempted to pick out a shoe and immediately walk to the counter to pay for it. After all, you know your shoe size by heart right? Wrong. You might know your shoe size off head but comfort is not deterred by the shoe size but by its design. You should as such try on the shoe and walk around in it to make sure that it feels just right and is not uncomfortable in the least.

Also when you are trying on the shoe, ensure that you have both of them on. Many people, believe it or not, have one of their feet bigger than the other. Try both shoes on to ensure a perfect fit. Get the right shoe for you here

The size of your foot is bound to change as you grow older (especially if you are a teenager). You should as a result have both feet measured every time you are purchasing a shoe and do it while you are in a standing position.

The above tips will ensure that you steer clear of foot related disorders.

Simple Tips To Lose Belly Fat Fast

Nowadays, it is pretty hard to distinguish what’s good and what’s bad in the weight loss industry. As it is a mainly “for profit” industry, there are on the market a lot of products to be bought in order to lose belly fat fast. However, do we really need certain products to lose weight? Shouldn’t this be a physiologic process that could be stimulated in certain conditions? The truth is that you can lose weight fast, not only from the belly, but from all the body. 

The golden rule of losing weight is to burn more calories than we eat. For this we have to keep in mind that our body burs calories in order to sustain its vital systems. This means we also burn calories while we eat, breathe or even sleep. The basal metabolic rate is approximated to be somewhere around 1200-1400 calories per day for the average adult (weighing 70 kilograms/154.32 lbs). That’s the number of calories our body burns passively. Now, for the average person, the daily diet contains 2000-2200 calories or even more, depending on the body weight, level of physical activity, age and so on. In order to reduce the fat percentage, not only should we cut off temporarily the number of calories, but we should also start exercising. 

In fact, if we had to make a list of simple tips to lose belly fat, here is what that list would look like:

  • Spot reduction doesn’t work, therefore there is no reason to do hundreds of crunches all day. In simpler words, you can’t just lose fat from your belly. Training all your body will, however, help you burn more calories, implicitly will help you lose fat from your belly and hips.
  • Drink at least 2-3 liters of water per day. Many people choose to ignore this tip, but staying hydrated helps most of the physiologic processes within our body. Moreover, passing water through our renal systems will burn even more calories.
  • Exercise. It’s the easiest and the healthiest way to lose weight. Not only do we lose weight, but by exercising we improve our cardio-vascular system but also our mental health. Pro tip: the body will continue to burn more calories long time after the workout. 
  • Sleep. It’s important to go to sleep early. The pituitary gland secretes growth hormone (which destroys the fat tissue and helps the body convert it back to carbon, oxygen and energy) somewhere between 11 pm and 1 am, but only if we are asleep. 
  • Take l-carnitine. It’s a safe aminoacid that acts as a transportor for the fat particles. Basically, whenever the fat tissue is destroyed through lypolisis, the fat particles are sent to the cell’s mitochondria, where they are converted into ATP and than into ADP, anorganic phosphate and energy. L-carnitine helps this process, therefore can actually help anyone to lose belly fat faster and more effectively.