It's Starts with your Mind

I can exercise 5 times a week and be on a diet and may not lose weight. Losing weight is not about the foods we eat or the exercises we shape our bodies to. It is about our own mindset and how we see ourselves and our bodies. How do you see your body? Do you love yourself and embrace your body type for what it is? Or do you hate yourself and dislike your body? Do you call yourself fat?

The first step to weight loss is accepting yourself and loving yourself for who you are and your body. Say this affirmation in front of a mirror: “I love myself and my body. My body is beautiful.”

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High Cost of Chemotherapy

What is the Cost of Chemotherapy

Author: Gen Wright
Cost of chemotherapy is important factor of consideration when you decide to opt for chemotherapy treatment. Cost of chemotherapy treatment depends on many factors which include type of drugs used, amount of dose, duration of treatment and place of the treatment (hospital, clinic or home).

Some of the drugs such as 5 FU or leucovorin which are used in chemotherapy treatment are comparatively inexpensive. However, drugs which are recently available are quite expensive. Cost of chemotherapy increases more if these drugs are administered in combination which sound much expensive. Cost of chemotherapy using inexpensive therapy is around $ 100 to 300 while when expensive drugs are used cost might go to 20000 to 30000 $. These expenses include only drug cost and if you take combination of drug, cost of chemotherapy treatment may increase.

Many patients who are suffering from cancer can not afford such high cost of treatment. It becomes more difficult for extended treatment. Many patients get delay treatment or even skip it entirely just because of cost of chemotherapy. Though uninsured patients suffer the most due to cost of chemotherapy, patients with medical insurance are also affected considerably by the cost of treatment.

Chemotherapy treatment for cancer which improves survivals only by few months troubles not only to patients and their families but also to doctors, insures and society as whole. New chemotherapy drugs which are coming in market are very expensive. Their high cost leads to increase co pays and policy premiums which is not affordable to even for affluent person.

Since people can not afford effective chemotherapy treatment due to high cost, patient may suffer earlier death or disability. And no one provide adequate attention towards this issue.

There are insurance companies which cover part of total cost of chemotherapy treatment. However, some private insurance refuse to pay for some chemotherapy drugs even though this drugs are proven cancer therapies. Companies do this for the sake of reducing their cost.

When you are opting for chemotherapy treatment, make sure that clinical trial that you are going for is covered by your insurance. Consult with your medical team if you are denied payment. You can also ask hospitals, social service office or cancer centers for help regarding your payments. Last option that you can do is to sue insurance company to get money. Many times court takes decision in favor of patient and insurance company to pay for treatment.

Some pharmaceutical companies sponsor some programs related to cancer treatment to help needy patients. You can check whether such program suits your need of treatment.
Such companies sometimes provide treatment free of charge or they pay some part of treatment. Many communities have such programs to help patients suffering from cancer.

Chemotherapy treatment sounds very effective for treating cancer. Do not avoid your treatment because of its cost. Discuss the situation with your doctor, medical team and family and find a way out. Many insurance companies and other social organization are there to help the patients suffering from cancer.
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Summary of my Kettlebell Workout

This past week, I devoted 140 minutes (2 hours and 20 minutes) to the kettle bell exercises and walking. I exercised in the morning and I noticed a change in my energy and general well-being. I stayed awake throughout the work day and did not need any stimulants to help me stay awake. It is too early to see my weight drop but I do feel lighter.

The Kettle Worx program is really a true workout. I don’t think I work out the same in the gym on the treadmill or in the elliptical machine. I am really perspiring in 20 minutes!

I am also eating better, eating fruits and vegetables in every meal. I did have ice cream twice but the serving was minimal. As each week progresses, I hope to knock out the fatty food that was in my diet. We are all human and need to be patient with ourselves regarding change.


Kettlebells Workout

I see it everyday, overweight people who are sitting down and not walking or exercising.  I had an old boyfriend who hated fat people. Hate is such a powerful word and just because someone is overweight does not give another person a right to judge another human being.  I don’t hate fat people. I have many friends who are overweight and I see them struggle with their weight on a day to day basis. My friends do not want to be fat, they just cannot get their weight off.  I cannot say that they exercise because they don’t. But, they do eat healthy and wisely.

I started the Kettle Worx work out on September 25th. Ryan and his team makes it look so easy. But, after that 20 minute sample workout in his Introduction CD, I was feeling the pain in my body. The only exercise I have been doing in the last six months was a mile of walking and I thought I was doing a great job with that!

I have completed Week 1 of the Kettle Work workout:  Resistance and Core. I don’t have the cardio DVD yet and hoping  it will be in the mail this week.  I completed Resistance Week 2 today. My body must be getting used to the workout because I did not feel any aches or pains today. And I was feeling more energized than exhausted.

I am combining the Kettle Work workout with yoga. Yoga is not as easy as it looks. I must be so out of shape that I was perspiring in yoga class. I have taken multiple yoga classes and I normally do not perspire as much as I did that last three yoga classes.  The first yoga class that I took at the Yoga Room in Astoria was Hot Yoga and now I know it is not my thing. I was sweating as soon as I walked into class. After thirty minutes of hot yoga, I almost passed out because of the intense heat. It was probably 100 degrees in the room.

I have somehow lost my flexibility because I lost my ability to touch my toes without bending my knees. And I remember when I used to do flips and somersaults when Iwas younger. I can still become flexible with my yoga practice but I know it will take awhile so I need to be patient with the results.


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