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Skeletal Muscles

The great range and variety of functions served by skeletal muscles can be suggested by naming just four: the diaphragm, used in breathing; the muscles that make the eye wink; the deltoid muscle that gives the shoulder its shape; and the tongue.

Skin, Hair and Nails

Perhaps no other organ of the human body receives so much attention both from its owner and the eyes of others as the skin and its associated structures - hair and nails.

The Brain - Cerebrum

What we usually mean by "brain" is that part of the brain called the cerebrum. It is the cerebrum that permits us all our distinctly human activities - thinking, speaking, reading, writing.


All children have accidents and injure themselves.


If fears are often legitimate and usually outgrown through reassuring experiences, phobias are deep-seated unconquerable fears.

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Herbalife Health Poll: 9 in 10 Filipinos ”highly concerned” about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause #HealthZone #Herbalife

MANILA, Philippines - Nine in 10 Filipino consumers surveyed by global nutrition company Herbalife are “highly concerned” about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause them, with the same number believing that simple lifestyle changes can help improve their overall well-being.

A good number of the respondents expressed willingness to adopt a healthy lifestyle; 79 percent said that they would cut down on unhealthy foods, 78 percent expressed their willingness to exercise more regularly, and 72 percent said they would make better nutrition choices.

“We welcome the results of the survey. It gives an understanding of Filipinos becoming even more health concious and self-aware that they need to make some lifestyle changes to improve their overall well-being. It also gives Herbalife an idea where we are needed, because as the survey revealed only four out of 10 would spend 10 to 30 minutes a day to make simple lifestyle changes,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager.

The respondents, however, cited the following as the top obstacles to achieving a healthy lifestyle: lack of time for exercise (75 percent), lack of time to make proper nutrition choices (64 percent), and high cost of healthy food (62 percent).

The same health poll likewise showed that the top three aging-related concerns in the country were heart, brain, and eye health.

Better knowledge and understanding

“The findings from the Herbalife survey clearly show that the majority of people in Asia Pacific that we questioned believe in the value of good nutrition and exercise as contributing to their overall well-being. We aim to play a greater role in providing practical tips and information to people to help them understand that the journey to a healthier, more active lifestyle is not difficult to achieve. With as little as 10 minutes a day, consumers can take positive steps to improve their nutrition and be more active, which will improve their overall well-being,” said William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.

Herbalife conducted the survey in September 2015 in the lead-up to its Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour. It surveyed 1,200 respondents across six countries, including the Philippines, on perceptions towards their health and current lifestyle. Respondents from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand were likewise included in the survey.

Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour

Now on its fourth year, the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour aims to deepen people’s practical understanding of the various aspects of living a healthy active lifestyle. Its previous tours in the past three years saw close to 60,000 participants across the region.

This year’s Wellness Tour will feature five members of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) visiting 14 markets and 21 cities across the Asia-Pacific in the month of October. They will share their expert views on how people can make use of the little time they have to make simple lifestyle changes that will enhance their well-being.

Herbalife’s NAB experts will likewise share their views on a wide range of health-related topics, including weight management, brain health and aging; heart health; immunology; and skin care at the medical symposia being held in Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnamn.

The Herbalife NAB experts participating in this year’s Wellness Tour include Dr. David Heber, who incidentally will be coming to Manila, is a leading expert in the field of nutrition and named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and considered one of “The Best Doctors in America”; Dr. Lou Ignarro, a Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for his discovery of nitric oxide’s health benefits; Dr. Gary Small, a specialist in brain health and aging who has authored over 500 scientific works and has received numerous awards and honors, including the “Senior Investigator Award” from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; Dr. Marion Fltechner-Mors, a health nutrition specialist who is currently heading the nutrition and obesity research group at Ulm University, Germany; and Dr. Wang Jae Lee, a physician and academic specializing in immunology and a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine.

Dr. Heber, who is the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, will be conducting a symposium for free to Filipino medical practitioners on October 23, 9am, at the Manila Hotel. The symposium will gather a group of 100 doctors, nurses, physical therapists and medical practitioners. The title of the symposium is “Obesity: More Than Just Being Overweight and Nutrition Forecast for 2020.” Seminars of Dr. Heber are recognized by US hospitals as part of Continuing Education Studies, which are often required of applicants. The following day, Oct. 24, Dr. Heber will be holding seminars for thousands of Herbalife Independent Members in the same hotel.

This is the first time Dr. Heber, who is also the Chairman of the NAB and the Herbalife Nutrition Institute, to conduct a seminar in Manila since the company was founded in the Philippines 22 years ago.

About Herbalife

Herbalife is a 35-year-old global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent members. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. To learn more visit


Reproductive Function and Obesity - The Truth About Body Fat and Male Health #healthZone

Recently, a great deal of attention has been given to the obesity epidemic that is taking its toll on the health of most industrialized countries; at the same time, there has been a push by public service agencies to celebrate people of all sizes and shapes and to promote a healthy body image for all. While their efforts are admirable, and it is true that self-worth should not be rooted in physical appearance, the truth is that being overweight just is not good for the body. The negative health effects of obesity are far-reaching, impacting everything from mental well-being to physical stamina, and even to reproductive function. Men who are overweight are at risk for male health issues, and developing a weight-loss and fitness strategy can be critical to overcoming problems with male organ health.

Here are just a few of the ways that men's reproductive function can be affected by being overweight:

Circulatory issues - good cardiovascular function is critical to male health for a number of reasons. Most obviously, the ability of the heart to pump blood throughout the body has everything to do with the ability of the male organ to fill with blood and become hard; being overweight puts a strain on these systems, meaning it is much more difficult for the male organ to fill with blood.

Diabetes - Type 2 diabetes is a common effect of obesity, and it has multiple effects on many of the systems of the body. Men who are diabetic are at an increased risk for male dysfunction, in part due to its degenerative effects on the nerve tissue that serves the male organ. In essence, obesity can lead to loss of male organ sensation and a corresponding inability to enjoy intimate contact.

Stamina - Men who are carrying too much extra weight may find it difficult to stay the course in bed, often running out of steam before they are able to complete the act.
Hormones - Abdominal fat works to produce the hormone cortisol, a so-called stress hormone. Elevated levels of this chemical can decrease androgen levels, which can in turn decrease a man's drive and ability to respond to sensual stimulation.

Taking steps for better physical and reproductive health

Losing weight is difficult, and it takes time and patience - as well as a lot of effort. But the lasting health benefits are enormous. A commitment to losing weight can make a difference in nearly all aspects of a man's life. Before embarking on a nutritional or exercise program, it is very important to talk to a doctor about any health concerns and about an individual's weight loss goals. Professional advice can help men to avoid missteps that can derail their weight loss efforts and even cause further health problems.

However, the keys to improving health and quality of life include eating foods that are nutritionally sound - in the right proportions - and engaging in regular physical exercise. Many men will find that losing even a few pounds will help them feel more positive mentally, as well as having more physical energy - both important factors in the ability to function in the bedroom.

As part of this program of transformation, a little self-pampering is also warranted; a man who takes extra steps to care for his body will tend to experience greater self-esteem and lower levels of anxiety. Taking time to rest, relax, and care for the body - including the male organ - is a big part of this effort. After a warm bath or shower, applying a male organ health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) to the manhood can help to improve the overall appearance and feel of the manhood. Vitamins and antioxidants in a specially-formulated male organ cream are designed to stimulate healthy skin and nerve growth, and they can go a long way toward repairing the cellular damage caused by ongoing health issues. Adding a cream like this to the daily personal care regimen is an excellent way to boost male organ health and pave the way to better reproductive function.

Source: John Dugan of

What Are the Benefits of Moringa? #HealthZone

Moringa - Overview

Moringa is an organic plant organic to the Himalayan Mountains. Many foods today lack the nutritional value that our body needs. Most foods are processed, and what we consider fresh is considered to be sprayed with pesticides that are harmful to our health. Foods that are canned lose their nutritional content, and the preservatives within canned foods do more harm than good. An increase in sodium intake has led towards high blood pressure leading towards future heart complications.

Furthermore, the United States has at least two - thirds of adults suffering obesity. And, generally the number one New Year's resolution is to lose weight.

Moringa has been known to promote healthy circulation while regulating blood glucose levels. These two benefits alone can help prevent diabetes and prevent heart problems. But, here are some other reasons why an individual should partake of the benefits of Moringa.

Health Benefits of Moringa - Vitamins

Moringa is loaded with vitamins. In fact, here are some vitamins that Moringa provides for the human body.

Vitamin A - This vitamin's purpose is to promote healthy vision and healthy skin. A known source of vitamin A is carrots. However, Moringa has at least four times the vitamin A of carrots.

Vitamin B - This vitamin is used for turning food into a source of energy. Energy is used to give our brains the mental clarity and our muscles with the proper function to do our daily tasks.
Moringa has all the B vitamins necessary to promote a healthy energy source within the body.

Vitamin C - This vitamin is used for promoting a healthy immune system. Oranges and citrus fruits are prime for this kind of vitamin. Lack of vitamin C led to scurvy, which is a disease characterized by spongy and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin and extreme weakness.

Health Benefits of Moringa - Minerals

Minerals are numerous in this organic plant. In fact, here is a look into some of the minerals that an individual can benefit from Moringa.

Calcium - This mineral is used to maintain bone density and mass. It is to make sure that both the bones and the teeth are strong. In Moringa, it has four times the calcium of milk.

Potassium - This mineral is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues and organs in the human body. However, its most crucial to heart function. Moringa has three times the potassium of bananas.

Moringa Oleifera - The Answer

Moringa is used a variety of ways from skin care to consumption there is are limitless ways that a person can benefit towards Moringa. It meets many needs and wants of different people's lifestyles.

Source: Terry Valdez@SolNature