GFFI Fitness Academy
  • Yoga Trainer

    Yoga Trainer

    Yoga Trainer ( Level I ) /Yoga Instructor (level I)

    “Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion.  It is the most valuable inheritance of the present.  It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrows.”

    Swami Satyananda Saraswati

    GFFI Fitness Academy is providing the most valuable course for fitness freaks is Yoga.  This course will taught over 90 days by top master trainer of India.  Yoga is the best possible exercise there is for improving suppleness.  There are many form of Yoga  which provided you a journey towards physical and spiritual wellness.  Yoga fitness trainer certification level I course will trains a student the basic Asanas – Holistic Fitness Exercising Mind and Body. There is 40 hours ofpractical training will be given by GFFI technical during the course, for regular course.

                              

                                     Minimum Suggested Prerequisites:

    • ·              Required age for this diploma / certification course is 18 years is and just the high school diploma or equivalent.
    • ·              CPR is not required for this diploma course.
    • ·              Basic understanding of human body, strength training, flexibility.

     

                                                 Topic Covered:

    • ·              Introduction to Yogasana.
    • ·              Core Strength and standing Postures.
    • ·              Breathing techniques and Balancing your mind.
    • ·              Introduction to Meditation.
    • ·              Relaxation Asanas and Mediation Asanas.
    • ·              Pawanmuktasana Series.
    • ·              Class Format how to incorporate and use this various forms in the class.

    For this Diploma Home Study course you will get:

    •  1 GFFI Yoga Trainer (Level I) Manual

    •  2 C.D.s (Music)

    •  2 C.D.s  (Study)

     

                   Fees for the Yoga Trainer (Level 1)

    Fees for Regular Course  Rs 13650.00 ( India )    (for one)
    Fees for Home Study Course  $ 240 /-( International ) / Rs 9150.00 ( India )           (for one)
    (*) Fees for Shared Home StudyCourse  $ 425/- ( International ) / Rs 17450.00 ( India )    (for two)

    (*) Shared Online Course will be divided into two persons. whereas, study material will be send to them on the same mailing address.

     

     Yoga Fitness Trainer ( Level II )/ Advance Yoga Instructor

     The Yoga Fitness Trainer Level II is the most challenging course for all fitness trainer / coaches, who have the basic knowledge of Yogasana.  In this course you will get the knowledge of Advance Yoga techniques Iron Yoga, breathing pattern, all paths of Yoga and five ways of doing Yoga, Meditation techniques, mantras, Mudra Bandha, Asana pranayama, and much more… This challenging course is taught over 150 days period. There is 60 hours of practical training will be given by GFFI technical during the course, for regular course.

    Minimum Suggested Prerequisites:

    • ·              To take diploma in this course Yoga Trainer Level I course is necessary or you should have experience at list 1 year of Yoga exercises.
    • ·              Required age for this diploma / certification course is 18 years is and just the high school diploma or equivalent.
    • ·              CPR is not required for this diploma course.
    • ·              Basic understanding of human body, strength training, flexibility.

     Topic Covered:

    • ·              Roots of Yoga.
    • ·              Anatomy of muscle review.
    • ·              Yogasana and the body-mind connection.
    • ·              Yogasana and exercise.
    • ·              Therapeutic benefits of practice.
    • ·              Personalizing Yoga for Individual Imbalances.
    • ·              Pranayama and Bandha.
    • ·              Mudra and Shatkarma.
    • ·              Power Yoga / Iron Yoga.
    • ·              Meditation and dhayanas.
    • ·              All advanced level Yoga possess like Chakrasana (wheel pose) and Ardha Padma Paschimottanasana (half lotus back stretching pose) , Paschimottanasana (back stretching pose) and so many other advance level Yoga possess.

    For this Diploma Home Study course you will get:

    •  1 GFFI Yoga Trainer (Level II) Manual

    •  3 C.D.s (Music)

    •  2 C.D.s 

    •  1 Video

     

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    Fees for the Yoga Trainer (Level II)

     

    Fees for Regular Course  Rs 21950.00 ( India )    (for one)
    Fees for Home Study Course  $ 290 /-( International ) / Rs 13150.00 ( India )          (for one)
    (*) Fees for Shared Home StudyCourse  $ 550/- ( International ) / Rs 24450.00 ( India )    (for two)

    (*) Shared Online Course will be divided into two persons. whereas, study material will be send to them on the same mailing address.


    GFFI Distance Learning ( Home Study ) Certification ProgramsOffer a viable alternative and carry the same valuable content and learning experience as an on site certification and seminars. GFFI Distance learning certification education program cover all the same topics as certification workshops in an easy to follow home-study correspondence format.

    Certified Yoga Home Study Diploma / Certification Includes:


    • There is no traveling is necessary, the exam is base on all material you receive.


    • All the material and examination are send you at the same time.


    • After successfully completing the practical and theory exam you will get a certificate and ID card.


    • Feel free to call GFFI technical support line or email GFFI any time you have a question while completing certification exam.


    • GFFI doesn’t distinguish between home study verses in person certificate as both program are equally evaluated.


    • The fees written below of the course is inclusive of all the course material and examination, and there is no extra or hidden cost will be added.

    Approximate Completion Time For the home-study Course:

    • Up to 3 months to complete the certification course. You can take the extension for 1 month for his you have to give us a proper request letter before completion of 3 months.

    • Your order is processed within 48 hours, after receiving the full fee of the course. Please allow 5-7 day days for Standard Delivery.

    • Normal courier (additional fee of Rs.800.00 for INDIA. 2-day delivery)

    • Fed Ex only (additional fee for International order , call +91-98113-09667 )

    • This is self-paced and self-study course and exam.

    • Submit your exam once you have complete the course.

    • Please allow up to 4-5 weeks for grading and marking and to receive your certificate.

    • 80% is required to pass your exam..

    • You will receive your results via email and\or fax within 48 hours, followed by your mailed certificate and membership information within one week of receipt of your exam..

    How to order:

    Send us a Indian postal money order, demand draft or a corporate, institutional or personal check and the order form. Payment by check may delay your order. Checks must clear before we can send your merchandise. Please make checks and money order payable to GFFI Fitness Academy New Delhi, India.

     

    Or You can pay by Paypal Account 

    GFFI Yoga Trainer Course Kit (Level I)

    GFFI Yoga Trainer Course Kit (Level II)

  • Aerobic fitness

    Aerobic fitness

    Article of the Day : 27th September, 2006

    Aerobic fitness reduces brain tissue loss in aging humans.
    Colcombe SJ, Erickson KI, Raz N, Webb AG, Cohen NJ, McAuley E, Kramer AF.
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA.
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2003 Feb;58(2):176-80

    BACKGROUND: The human brain gradually loses tissue from the third decade of life onward, with concomitant declines in cognitive performance. Given the projected rapid growth in aged populations, and the staggering costs associated with geriatric care, identifying mechanisms that may reduce or reverse cerebral deterioration is rapidly emerging as an important public health goal. Previous research has demonstrated that aerobic fitness training improves cognitive function in older adults and can improve brain health in aging laboratory animals, suggesting that aerobic fitness may provide a mechanism to improve cerebral health in aging humans. We examined the relationship between aerobic fitness and in vivo brain tissue density in an older adult population, using voxel-based morphometric techniques. METHODS: We acquired high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging scans from 55 older adults. These images were segmented into gray and white matter maps, registered into stereotaxic space, and examined for systematic variation in tissue density as a function of age, aerobic fitness, and a number of other health markers. RESULTS: Consistent with previous studies of aging and brain volume, we found robust declines in tissue densities as a function of age in the frontal, parietal, and temporal cortices. More importantly, we found that losses in these areas were substantially reduced as a function of cardiovascular fitness, even when we statistically controlled for other moderator variables. CONCLUSIONS: These findings extend the scope of beneficial effects of aerobic exercise beyond cardiovascular health, and they suggest a strong solid biological basis for the benefits of exercise on the brain health of older adults.

  • Best exercises and there benefits during pregnancy

    Best exercises and there benefits during pregnancy

    Article of the Day : 3rd October, 2006 

    Best exercises and there benefits during pregnancy

    Pregnancy is not the confinement that the relics of the Victorian era will have women believe. It is a cause for celebration, not hibernation!

    Exercise has become a vital part of many women’s lives. However, theoretic concerns have been raised about the safety of some forms of exercise during pregnancy. For pregnant women exercise has added benefits. It has been accepted for some time that the general health of a mother during pregnancy is of profound importance to the development of her baby. Unless problems restrict activity, it is advised to maintain your pre-pregnancy exercise levels. There have been no studies in humans that have shown problems in developing embryos caused by moderate exercise.

    Check with your doctor before starting:

    It’s best to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. You may have a medical condition that would make exercise harmful to you or your baby. If your doctor approves, you can start exercising at a level that does not cause pain, shortness of breath or excessive tiredness. You may then slowly increase your activity.

    Consider Past Exercise Routines:

    Before you choose an activity to do, take into consideration how much exercise you have done in the past. Did you work out a lot or were you more of a couch potato? If you haven’t exercised in years, then you should definitely start out slowly. Begin with just five minutes a day of slow walking. Gradually work up to 30 minutes, adding five minutes of exercise each week. If you are used to exercising, it is still important to take things relatively slow. Your body may not be use to the extra weight it’s holding or the amount of energy you now require to get moving.

    Exercise is not only tolerated, it can prevent potentially serious complications, such as high blood pressure that can lead to pre-eclampsia. Exercise during pregnancy may also prevent some of the aches and pains associated with carrying extra weight and the changes in gait.

    Women who exercise throughout their pregnancy are afforded the following benefits:

    • Reduces backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling
    • Increases energy and stamina
    • Lifts your spirits and balances your mood
    • Improves posture
    • Helps build better muscle tone and strength
    • Promotes better sleep
    • Gives you a sense of control and self-confidence
    • Provides you with time for yourself to do something for yourself
    • Gives you the opportunity to do some socializing. A pregnancy exercise class is a great way to befriend other pregnant women.

    In addition to keeping you fit and healthy now, regular activity during pregnancy also helps improve your ability to cope with the rigors of labor. And after baby is born, it is easier for you to get back in shape if you’ve been staying fit all along. While moderate and pregnancy-safe exercises are good for you, it’s not advisable that you exercise for weight-loss purposes during pregnancy.

    Best Exercises for Pregnant Women
    1. Aerobic Exercise : The most comfortable exercises are those that don’t require your body to bear extra weight. Aerobic exercise involves rhythmic, repetitive activities that demand increased oxygen to the muscles. Aerobics include walking, jogging, bicycling, and swimming. This type of exercise stimulates the heart, lungs and muscles causing overall body changes. It allows your body to process and utilize oxygen and improves circulation. Your muscle tone and strength increases, which will help relieve backache, constipation and make you better able to cope with a lengthy labor. An added benefit to aerobic exercise is that it may help control blood sugar, lessen fatigue and promote good sleep.

    The bottom line is that aerobic exercise will impart a feeling of well-being and confidence, while heightening your ability to cope with the physical and emotional challenges of childbearing. Try the following low impact aerobic exercises:

    • Swimming or water workouts
    • Stationary cycling
    • Walking or step machine
    • Low-impact aerobics

    2. Weight Training : Although weight training will increase your muscle tone, it is important to avoid heavy weights. This is because heavy weights often involve increasing pressure in your body and holding your breath, which may compromise blood flow to the uterus. If you feel the need to do weight training, be sure to use very light weights with multiple repetitions.

    3. Yoga : The benefit of yoga is that it emphasizes breathing, relaxation, posture and body awareness, all of which make you better prepared to deal with the challenges of pregnancy and birth. You should make sure to choose a yoga program that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman, since some traditional positions are not appropriate and need to be modified. In addition to the psychological benefits of decreased tension and anxiety, yoga can build strength, increase endurance, improve posture and alignment, and reduce pregnancy aches and pains.

    4. Pilates : Pilates is fast becoming the exercise of choice for pregnant women. It increases tone, strength and improves flexibility. As some Pilates moves are not recommended for pregnant women, be sure to join a prenatal Pilates class.

    Warning Signs to Stop Exercising
    Stop the activity and seek medical attention if any of the following symptoms occur during exercise:

    •   blood or fluid coming from your vagina
    •   sudden or severe abdominal or vaginal pain
    •   contractions that go on for 30 minutes after you stop exercising
    •   chest pain
    •   shortness of breath
    •   headache that is severe or won’t go away
    •   dizziness
    •   dim or blurry vision

    Details about Fitness Trainer Courses offered by GFFI

    For Today’s Article –  Top Referred Websites

    http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/fitness/exercising_pregnancy.html

    http://www.pregnancy-info.net/pregnancyexercise.html

    http://health.discovery.com/centers/pregnancy/americanbaby/exercisebenefits.html

    http://www.epigee.org/pregnancy/exercise.html

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/980415ap/wang.html

  • Impotency

    Impotency

    Article of the Day : 30th September, 2006

    Impotency – the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble. The most common male sexual dysfunction is impotence. Impotency or erectile dysfunction (ED) is means inability to perform the sexual activity. Impotency occurs when the testicles quit loading the prostrate with sperm so the prostrate can’t pump up the penis causing Impotency. To correct Impotency you must stimulate the testicles to produce sperm to load the prostrate to pump up the penis to stop Impotency.Impotency also occurs when the energy channels get plugged from the brain to the testicles and prostrate. When the energy channels shut down you get Impotency with prostrate trouble. Impotency is the after effect of prostrate trouble of the energy channels being plugged from the brain.

    Almost all men experience this at some or the other time due to overindulgence or due to a lot of time gap. Even though there are many roots for impotency, the main stem is psychology. Even in a good mood, with desire and environment, impotency can occur if the person is stressed out or has problems in life. It can reflect in getting erection. Also, usually, older men need more time to attain firm erection, more time to ejaculate and much more time or days between two erections. Likewise, they will find difficulty in maintaining erection for more a long time. They have to accept Nature’s laws. They could be able to perform better if they adapt to this.

    Impotency can pose in different forms depending on the types of origin

    §         Difficulty in getting erection (varies from occasional or partial or complete, etc.)

    §         Difficulty in sustaining erection (varies from short span to zero time)

    §         Difficulty in performing the sexual activity

    §         Difficulty in ejaculation or early ejaculation

    §         Sex without satisfaction in size, time and act.

    Here are some of the top causes of impotence:

    • Vascular Disease. Hardening of the arteries can affect the artery leading to the penis so that it cannot dilate enough to deliver all the blood necessary for an erection. Impotence can also occur if the nerves that control blood flow to the penis are damaged.
    • Diabetes. One out of every four impotent men has diabetes, which can cause nerve deterioration (diabetic neuropathy). Impotence may result if nerves or blood vessels that control the flow of blood to the penis are affected. In some cases, keeping the diet and blood sugar under control can decrease impotence. But permanent nerve damage can result in a chronic problem.
    • Disease of the Nervous System. Some conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries, can affect or cause impotence.
    • Cancer Surgery. Surgery to remove cancer from the prostate, bladder, colon or rectal area can cause impotence if the nerves and blood vessels that control erections are damaged in the process of removing cancerous tissue.
    • Medications. Some prescription medications for high blood pressure, depression, spinal cord injury, diabetes and other conditions can cause temporary impotence by interfering with the nerve impulses or blood flow to the penis. Doctors may be able to adjust the dosage of a drug or change the medication to reverse or minimize the problem.
    • Smoking. A recent study at the New England Research Institute in Watertown,Massachusetts, found that impotence was equally common among smokers and non-smokers in general. However, among men with certain health problems, those who smoked were much more likely to have potency problems. For example, 56 percent of smokers with heart disease were completely impotent compared with only 21 percent of non-smokers with the disease.
    • Alcoholism. Excessive alcohol consumption disrupts hormone levels and can lead to nerve damage. This type of impotence may be reversible or permanent depending on the severity of the nerve damage. Some clinical studies suggest about 25 percent of all alcoholics become impotent — even after they stop drinking.
    • Hormone Imbalance. Abnormal testosterone levels are rare, but they can cause impotence. In addition, other illnesses, such as kidney failure and liver disease, can disrupt the balance of hormones

    To Help Prevent Impotence

    • Exercise regularly
    • Limit the amount of fat and cholesterol in your diet
    • Drink only in moderation
    • Don’t smoke

    Now, what can you eat?

    The Do’s:

    Any whole, live, raw foods. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and a small amount of fresh fish or chemical free chicken.

    The Dont’s:

    Salt, eggs, all refined sugars, meat, all milk products, flours and flour products.

     

    Today’s Top Referred Websites

    http://www.herballegacy.com

    http://www.webmd.com

    http://www.chennaionline.com/health

    http://www.menstuff.org

    http://rediff.medindia.net/impotence.asp

  • Diabetes and risk factors

    Diabetes and risk factors

    Article of the Day : 4th October, 2006 

    Diabetes and risk factors related to this

    What is diabetes?

    The term diabetes refers either to a deficiency of insulin or to the body’s decreased ability to use insulin. Insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, allows glucose (sugar) to enter body cells and be converted to energy. It also is needed to synthesize protein and to store fats. In uncontrolled diabetes, glucose and lipids (fats) remain in the bloodstream and, in time, damage the body’s vital organs and contribute to heart disease.

    There are two main types of diabetes: non-insulin dependent (type-2) and insulin dependent (type-1). Non-insulin dependent diabetes, which usually appears after the age of 40, is the most common type, affecting 90 percent – 95 percent of those who have the disease. Insulin-dependent diabetes affects the remaining proportion of those with the disease. Although this type of diabetes can occur at any age, it most often appears in childhood or during the teen years.

    Who is most at risk for developing diabetes?

    The following have a greater risk of developing non-insulin dependent diabetes:

    • Those with a family history of diabetes (parents or siblings with diabetes).
    • Individuals who are obese (20 percent or more over ideal body weight).
    • Members of certain racial or ethnic groups. Those who are more likely to develop diabetes are Mexican and Puerto Rican Americans (twice as likely), African Americans (1.6 times) and Cuban Americans (1.5 times).
    • Those who are 45 years of age and older.
    • Individuals previously identified as having impaired glucose tolerance.
    • Individuals with hypertension or who have excessive levels of fat in their blood (hyperlipidemia).
    • Women who have a history of gestational diabetes during pregnancy or who have delivered babies weighing more than 9 pounds.

    Other aspects should be watched in Diabetes

    Weight
    Obesity is the single most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Between 80% and 90% of people with diabetes are overweight — that means they weigh at least 20% more than the ideal body weight for their height and build. To figure out if you’re overweight, check the chart at the end of this handout and talk to your doctor. A healthy, low-fat diet and regular exercise can help you lose weight gradually and keep it off.

    Age
    The risk for type 2 diabetes increases with age. Half of all people diagnosed with diabetes are over 55. Although you can’t change your age, you can work on other risk factors if you are over 45 years of age.

    Family history
    Although you can’t change your family history either, it is important for you and your doctor to know what “runs in the family.” Having 1 relative with diabetes doubles your chances of having it, and having 2 relatives with diabetes quadruples your chances. Tell your doctor if anyone in your family has diabetes.

    Weight and Risk

    Find your height in the left column, then look to the right to find the corresponding weight. If you weigh the amount shown (or more), you may be at risk for diabetes.

    Weight (pounds)**

    Height* Women Men
    4’9″ 134
    4’10” 137
    4’11” 140
    5’0″ 143
    5’1″ 146 157
    5’2″ 150 160
    • Please see the complete weight table on http://familydoctor.org/347.xml,
    • Without shoes.
      ** Based on ideal weight for person with medium build, without clothing, plus 20 percent.

    Top Diabetes news links of the day

    Drug therapy can prevent the development of diabetes in millions of people who are at high risk for the disease, a landmark study suggests, potentially opening a new pathway for curbing a devastating worldwide epidemic
    GlaxoSmithKline, which holds the patent on rosiglitazone, is coordinating a media program surrounding the study release, and many of its top executives flew to Copenhagen for the presentation Friday. “We didn’t know what to expect from the study but now we are very excited because the data are very compelling indeed,” said Lawson Macartney, a senior vice president with the company.

    But he said it was premature to promote the drug for preventive purposes, and the drug maker cannot legally do so until it has been approved by regulatory agencies in Europe and the United States for that use.

    read more for this news, please link below
    http://www.iht.com

     

    The finding is being reported today in the journal Nature Genetics by researchers at Decode Genetics, a company in Reykjavik, Iceland, that specializes in finding the genetic roots of human diseases. Decode Genetics first found the variant gene – one of many different versions that exist in the human population – in Icelanders and has now confirmed the finding in a Danish and an American population.

    read more for this news, please link below
    http://www.nytimes.com

    Details about Fitness Trainer Courses offered by GFFI

    For Today’s Article –  Top Referred Websites

    http://www.nytimes.com

    http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/hb/hbdiabet.htm

    http://health.ivillage.com/mentalhealth/eat/0,,7h71,00.html

    http://www.yourdiseaserisk.harvard.edu

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5111236.stm

    http://www.diabetes.org/risk-test.jsp

    http://familydoctor.org/347.xml

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/09/15/news/diabetes.php

  • Workout Routine

    Workout Routine

    Article of the Day : 7th October, 2006

    Build a Consistent Workout Routine for your Exercise

    Effective, consistent exercise will not only improve your overall health and fitness, but will also improve your appearance, energy level, and social interactions. Consistency is essential if you want to realize great results from your workout. But how do you squeeze regular workouts into your busy life… and just how much exercising are we talking about?

    How much exercising

    Fitness Professional, Neeraj Mehta from GFFI FITNESS ACADEMY, recommends 60 minutes of strength training, 80 minutes of breathing and yoga exercises and 60 minutes of cardio per week. It means a total of 200 minutes of exercise is more than sufficient   Here are two examples of how to go about doing that:

    o         20 + 20 +30 minutes (cardio, strength training and yoga-breathing) three sessions per week

    o         (20 minutes of cardio + 20 minutes of yoga exercises) and (20 minutes of yoga breathing + 20 minutes strength training), on alternate bases  – five workout sessions per week

    Some recommendations from Fitness Professionals for your exercise:

    Make sure your goals are measurable

    Be realistic for your goals

    Do exercise the way you eat your meals

    Add Variety

    Include Friends and Family

    Schedule your Workout

    Set short-term goals as stepping stones to your “ultimate” (long-term) goals

    No more excuses

    Answers of the excuses from Amir Mofidi, Fitness Manager at 24 Hour Fitness in Tustin, California log for the complete article http://www.24hourfitness.com

    People will always find excuses to avoid regular workouts. Here are just a few that Mofidi has heard and his responses to those challenges:

    “MY JOB IS TOO DEMANDING.”

    My work hours may be comparable to yours. I start work at 7 a.m. and sometimes leave at 9 p.m. Just give me your weekend. On Saturday and Sunday get up and get the weights and cardio done. When you see that exercise counteracts the effects of your busy week, you’ll break out of your cycle and find windows of opportunity during the week to exercise.

    “I’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO STICK WITH A WORKOUT ROUTINE… WHY BOTHER?”

    You may have been trying something too radical. This is very subtle and simple. I am not asking you to start an extreme lifestyle. You won’t feel a need to “fall off and go back.” Just fit in the time. You have time to watch The Sopranos; you have time to go to the gym.

    “I TRAVEL TOO MUCH.”

    I travel every week from Thursday night to Saturday. First thing, I always find the closest gym to the hotel. If that isn’t possible, there are resistance bands and exercise tubes that you can use in your room. You can also keep up your pushups, squats and lunges. And stay away from those vending machines!

    “I HAVE SMALL CHILDREN.”

    24 Hour Fitness offers great childcare at most of our locations at very reasonable rates. The Kids’ Club takes care of kids six months to 12 years old. The attendants are experienced and will page you if there is a problem. It may be difficult to get everyone ready and get to the gym, but it shouldn’t prohibit you from working out.

    Top Referred Websites for Today’s Topic

    http://www.24hourfitness.com

    http://www.intense-workout.com

    http://health.yahoo.com

    http://walking.about.com

    http://workout-routines.blogspot.com

     

  • Women menstruation cycle

    Women menstruation cycle

    Article of the Day : 8th October, 2006

    Women menstruation cycle, reason, symptoms of painful periods and relieve

    What is menstruation?

    Menstruation is the normal, periodic discharge of blood and tissue from the lining of the uterus (womb), occurring about every 28 days in women of reproductive age. The onset of menstruation, called menarche, happens at puberty. The menstrual cycle will repeat throughout life, unless interrupted by pregnancy or long-acting hormonal contraception, until menopause (cessation of menstruation, around age 52). Menstruation – having periods – is part of the female reproductive cycle that starts when girls become sexually mature at the time of puberty.

    Why do women menstruate?

    Menstruation is a very complicated process involving many different hormones, the woman’s sex organs and the brain. The reason why women menstruate is linked to reproduction and the rather short lifetime of an unfertilised egg once it has been released from the ovary at ovulation. If the egg would become fertilised, the endometrium, which undergoes changes in preparation for the implantation of the developing embryo, would not be shed but would form an integral part in the growth of the pregnancy. If the egg is not fertilised, the egg dissolves followed by the shedding of the endometrium. A new endometrium will be built up with the next egg in the next cycle.

    What influences menstruation?

    As described above, menstruation is a very complex process involving many different hormones, the sexual organs and the nervous system.

    First and foremost, hormones influence menstruation.

    Weight also influences hormonal balance and menstruation.

    Regular exercise and keeping fit and healthy can help regulate the menstrual cycle. On the other hand, exercising too much and overstressing the body can have a negative effect on the hormones to the extent that menstruation may cease.

    What are the symptoms of painful periods?

    The degree of discomfort experienced during menstruation varies from woman to woman. Some are never bothered by their periods, while others can be badly affected by unpleasant symptoms. These may include:

    pains in the abdomen

    pain in the vagina

    feeling nauseous and generally unwell

    diarrhoea

    sweating

    fatigue.

    Women can do to relieve their symptoms

    while menstruating, refrain from drinking caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, cola or cocoa.

    avoid stress. Relaxation and massage can work wonders.

    exercise and staying fit can help prevent painful periods.

    keep your abdomen warm.

    finally, use pain-relieving medicines if necessary.

    Remember that it is always best to consult your doctor about your specific concerns.

    Common Question regarding today’s topic ( this question asked by 68 clients / general public out of 100 clients / general public)

    Can a woman have sexual intercourse while in her monthly menstrual cycle?

    Question:

    Can someone pls.tell if sexual intercourse can be done during days of menstrual cycle, if yes is it necessary to use precautions during that time to avoid pregnancy.

    Answers: FROM http://www.dmt123.com/womens-health/2052-1-dmt123.html
    yes ,you cant evn get pregnant at all ,never its completely safe but its not good to do so often as menstrual blood actually causes irritation to skin of the male penis and vagina and it is a good medium for bacteria to grow so there is increased infectoin rate also if u r having intercourse to get pregnant you will never get pregnant so u can do it if in a hurry but its not good to make a routine

    Top Referred Websites for Today’s Topic

    http://www.netdoctor.co.uk

    http://chp-pcs.gc.ca/CHP/index_e.jsp

    http://www.teenwire.com

    http://www.besttreatments.co.uk

    http://www.womenshealthcaretopics.com

    http://health.yahoo.com

    http://www.healthatoz.com

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