Healthy holidays

Healthy holidays

The body demands rest we often. He's so smart that tells us our body through very obvious symptoms that something is not right. Los warnings are clear: lack of sleep, order circles, nervousness, resting needing more sleep less, with humor, indigestion, lack of concentration, increased anxiety, frequent work errors, reluctance and sadness. Illuminated signs are that our bodies and our minds put us ahead so we know we need a rest.

We've gone through periods of high demand and literally, our body and mind are at the limit. Aware of our state we have to consider the possibility to rest. We can hardly get away from the routine, but it is not an option, is a necessity, our body sends, want to relax.

This is where different alternatives appear to meet this need: adventure tourism in a country with mountain, mar the nieve; Cultural tourism in Europe in a country with a history, health tourism , rural tourism in some stay away , or else chosen from all: excesses tourism.

“Excesses tourism comprises subjecting a person to different physical and emotional stimuli breaking the boundaries of a balanced healthy life.”


We are determined to take our hypothetical break for example on some beach in the Caribbean. Begin the journey when we realize that the departure time of the aircraft is sometimes at dawn and we must be at the airport at least 3 hours before. It's a long night after a busy day packing and paperwork, if lucky with passports and visas. Then, migration in the airport sector, submit our tired body and stressed mind to an evaluation process in which not know whether or not we get out of the country until the plane does not take off, with us in. In destination joins the baggage handling (hopefully not lost), Customs and immigration. We arrived expectant and anxious, without having slept or eaten properly. Not long to go, only a bus that will take a few hours to take us from the airport to hotel.

Finally at the hotel, having lost a day for the trip, we indulge in culinary delicacies Glittering for its variety. Great food trays permanently remain hot on the buffet we expect the 24 hour. The limit can ingest food that is given by the volume of our stomach when we force the maximum just to try all entries, All hot dishes and desserts all at the same time, as it ever fues, our last meal. With respect to beverages with those dyes preponderate, mixed with alcohol are often the most delicious, well not the healthiest; sodas and artificial juices.


Once inflated which piñata at a birthday, went out to enjoy the day and walked slowly toward the beach until you find a recliner that will sustain our tired body, stressed and bloated now. As the sun gives us full metabolic function in crisis and harmful ultraviolet rays dry out our skin; becomes evident when were red as a tomato and when to use painkillers to ease the pain of our body burned.

Studies show that much of tourists excesses, conclude your holiday with gastrointestinal problems, impaired liver functions , metabolic and renal, low defenses in the immune system, dry skin and burned and of course several kilos of excess product of poor diet and sedentary.

Finally undertake around. Checkout del hotel, trip to the airport, migration, air travel and return to repeat the cycle in our country, immigration, customs and transfers to our home.

Our holiday excesses refunded perhaps more tired and stressed at first, a very poor body and mind a little confused.

What part of our body does not listen? What part did not understand?


Preparing Skin for Summer

Preparing Skin for Summer

The skin over the course of the years undergoes changes, prescription not only by chronological time, but also by external factors such as wind, cold, UV, the use of tanning beds, feeding, snuff consumption, etc.. The latter result in a Early cutaneous involution.


With respect to the skin after winter could highlight characterized by dryness or xerosis due to reduced transpiration, heating and body permanently covered by clothing. Facial skin can be reddened due to the effects of wind and sun, which is seen by more sensitive than usual and may disturb the soaps and creams.

Before exposing our skin to the sun must prepare, providing a deep hygiene, humidifying, exfoliation in the polished if necessary, nutrition and especially a good and complete secrecy protección.Un for body moisturizing; Creams with urea, Glycolic acid, and vitamin-enriched seaweed baths.

Pull. Monica Reyna


La Posada del Qenti

What do we mean when we say light / diet?

What do we mean when we say light / diet?

Food diet and light emerge in the late 80, drug when you begin to use the saccharin replacing sugar, entering the market aimed at people who want to lose weight, well accepted because they are names used internationally.

Often we see that consumers associate the word diet, with light or diet designed for weight reduction food. The Argentine Food Code, defines dietetic foods as those that have been changed in composition and are designed to meet specific nutritional needs and feeding of certain population groups, for this reason are not necessarily discounted products caloric value, We could cite examples of fortified products, modified foods in their carbohydrate / lipid composition, energy etc..

In 2004 was normalized using the Complementary Nutrition Facts, for signs and advertisements; this allowed to use the word light to differentiate a food that is different from other similar or characteristic, and having a reduction of at least one 25 % some of its components.

nutritional information

The word Diet, was not included within the terms, generate confusion among consumers. The resolution authorizing the use of certain terms to highlight an important characteristic that makes it different from traditional food, and the content of nutrients and / or energy value, it to compare similar foods. Within the terms listed attribute is, Light (low, slight, reduced, light) these can be applied to the total energy value, carbohydrates, sugars, Total fat, saturated, cholesterol and sodium.

When consumers purchase these products should pay attention, these claims / labels, the rule requires that the proximity of the term nutrient and / or energy value specified, which refers to the term. In summary, indicating that a food is light does not necessarily mean low calorie, but low in some nutrients to which it relates. In practical terms, if a food signal be reduced in calories, must also say that contains a "25 % fewer calories "to the reference food.

Advice for consumers:

  • As a first step read food labels or buy.
  • To care for your health, prefer the food, light, low or reduced fat and calories.
  • Choose foods that are good sources, fortified in calcium, iron, dietary fiber folic acid.
  • Read the ingredients or additives containing foods, identifying food allergies. Tables of nutrient composition of a food is by 100 grs., and the portion of consumption specified.


Source: ANMAT

Pull. Andrea Piñero

Nutrition Area

La Posada Del Qenti

Should we do a thousand crunches to lose the belly?

Should we do a thousand crunches to lose the belly?

Many people think that these exercises are to lose weight, but it is not. While they are good for toning the abdomen and improve posture, localized fat do not disappear. Then, What can you do?

Upon training the midsection many concerns arise. Most people are more interested in the aesthetic issue than anything, and ignore its relevance to exercise our "core" or "core" health, posture and quality of movement, either playing sports or in everyday life.

Then, the area of ​​physical education at the Posada del Qenti describe and answer the most common queries in the weight room:

Consultation: “I want to lose the belly ... Give many abdominal exercises!”

Answer: Perform exercises for the midsection serves to tone, forces the abdominal girdle and support to the column, but not only that significant reduction was achieved in abdominal area. It should be comprehensive and inclusive activities to generate energy expenditure and achieve a reduction in adipose tissue.

Consultation: “I want to work the lower abdominal”

Answer: According to the exercise being performed, You can "feel" more localized in one area than in another abdominal. But the important thing is to work the muscles in full, either for aesthetic or health purposes. Namely, doing a workout in the middle of all sizes and at different levels.


Consultation: “What are the most effective exercises?”

Answer: Anyone exercise tonifique, strengthen and give support to the spine without causing risk during implementation. It is clear that the exercise indicated that depend on the physical condition of the person.

Consultation: “What is the correct way to do it?”

Answer: Consider, Exemplary, the correct execution of a lift trunk.

a) Acostate, faceup, with knees bent and feet flat.

b) Interlace your fingers and head sostene, without generating force with arms, to raise the trunk. The important thing is to hold your hands and keep your head in a neutral position.

c) It inspires and gently lift empezá time to exhale in a controlled, separating the top of the back of the mat or bed. Rediscover the starting position.


Medicine to "reverse"

Medicine to "reverse"

If each of us we stopped to think about how we think health and disease, case surprise us that began to "reverse". Generally the first thing that concerns us is to have a doctor you trust to turn to when we get sick, side effects social work to cover these expenses, find a place to enter an event when we need an "emergency", etc..

We began to worry when the disease is already installed, accident discomfort. Without naming the many people who have no social coverage, even if the possibility of giving priority to hire her other expenses.

Now back to our reasoning, if we were asked what we would like to have in life, the vast majority without hesitation says: "Health". It is paradoxical as accompanies our desire not to concern and commitment to meet this objective. We're just talking about prevention, anticipate and beat the problem.


This word as used in speeches, promises, Openings, etc. . but quickly put aside to continue to give priority to health when we are losing. Would not it be logical for us to turn our priorities and begin to be consistent with our own desires? How many of us are willing to compromise in this new "education?.

The advantages and benefits that gives prevention are undisputed as shown through multiple global jobs. The cost-benefit are inclined to the latter undoubtedly. If we think in this society where disease is costly, leaves us lost profits, job losses and rehabilitation in many cases inaccessible, is much stronger the need to prioritize this concept that despite being so logical, not met.

It is true that our education, culture and even how to exercise the profession of different health workers, no help reverse this "medicine upside down". It would be more logical that with the help of these professionals, begin to internalize how to care, what to do to avoid getting sick and if we have any predisposition or habit, we achieve reverse or control time. Would not it be good if we are to become parents, us advise us so that our children grow from health?

Almost 30 years of medicine, few times a patient came to the clinic to wonder periodic checks being healthy (voluntarily) to follow estándolo. Exercise the right to health, involves some homework for this much desired quality of life.

Health is the first freedom que se nos otorga y nadie más que nosotros somos los primeros responsables en mantenerla. A medical consultation and evaluate our risk factors is a good way to start.

Pull. Alicia Ciapponi
La Posada del Qenti