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Beauty And Fitness: A Simple But Effective Guide To Staying Healthy

  

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Health is wealth. By being physically fit, it can make a person look lean both inside and out.

There is a lot a person can do such jogging or walking  in the morning, playing basketball or any other sport with friends but if a person wants to have muscles and look lean, the best thing to do will be to sign up and workout in a gym.

Just like taking any medicine, one should first consult the doctor before undergoing any form of exercise.

Physical Exercise is beneficial because it helps maintain and improve ones health from a variety of diseases and premature death.  It also makes a person feel happier and increases ones self esteem preventing one from falling into depression or anxiety. It has also shown to make a person with an active lifestyle live longer than a person who doesn’t.

The best exercise plan should have
cardiovascular and weight training exercises. This helps burn calories and increase the muscle to fat ratio that will increase ones metabolism and make one either gain or lose weight.

A person who has never worked out before should do it gradually. Doing it too much for the first time can make one pull a muscle or have an injury making it worse. Endurance will never be built in a day and doing it repeatedly will surely be good to the person.

Focusing on certain portion in the body can help make it improve. A good example is going to the gym and doing a workout more often in a specific area such as the abs can give one a chest pack.

But beauty is not only about having muscles which is what people can see. It is also about enhancing the beauty within.

So what can one do to stay healthy and beautiful always?

Here are some things one can do everyday to stay beautiful and healthy:

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1) Reading books and other reading material more often keeps the mind sharp just like working out keeps the body in shape.

2) Work no matter what kind it is produces stress. One can reduce this by taking the time out to do something special like lying in a hot tub, shopping or watching a movie. Studies have shown it is reliever and helps one from looking haggardly.

3) Pollution is something people cannot control given the size of the problem. When one goes out, it is best to put some form of protection such as Beauty products that contain antioxidants that protect the skin from damage. There are also other beauty products available and choosing the right one with the help of a dermatologist can help the person.

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4) Another way to stay healthy is to give up some vices. Most people smoke and drink. Smoking has been proven to cause lung cancer and other diseases as well complications for women giving birth. Excessive drinking has also shown to do the same.

5) For people who don’t smoke, it is best to stay away from people who do since studies have shown that nonsmokers are also at risk of developing cancer due to secondary smoke inhalation.

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6) Lastly, it is best to always start the day with a positive outlook Just as studies have shown that exercise makes a person feel happier, smiling produces the same effect. A smile can do a lot and it is contagious in a positive sense. It brightens the day of not only one but others as well.

Conclusion

Staying fit, healthy and beautiful is not hard as you might think. By following the simple tips I gave above you will look beautiful and fit both inside and outside.

So which other simpler way can one live a simple healthy and normal life?


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Finally Revealed- 10 Fantastic And Easy Steps To Get A Clearer Skin In Just 3 weeks

At some stages in all our lives we want clearer, fresher and younger looking skin. Well it can be achieved without spending a lot of money and it can happen naturally! What you must do is persevere and over the course of three weeks your skin will begin to look fresher and clearer.

So What Are the Easiest Steps For a Clearer Skin

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1. Keeping your skin clean is your first priority! You must cleanse your face morning and night with a gentle, natural cleanser that not only rids the skin of dirt and grime but then treats it with an antibacterial ingredient like tea tree oil.

2. After cleansing the skin pat dry and then spray a fine toning mist over the face to cool and help close the pores while they are clean. Let this mist dry on the face.

3. When the toner has dried apply a very small amount of moisturizer over the entire face and neck. Look for a moisturizer that is made for problem skin types and contains antibacterial ingredients like tea tree oil and lavender essential oil. These ingredients are gentle but very effective at clearing the skin from blemishes and pimples.

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4. Getting a good night sleep will reflect in the state of your skin. Seven hours is generally adequate. Not enough sleep over a period of time will result in problems that are hard to cure such as loose skin under the eyes and dark circles.

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5. The food you eat is of the utmost importance for healthy, clear skin! Make sure you are getting a good amount of fresh fruits and vegetables and limit your red meat intake to three or four times a week.  Foods that are easily digested will help your system keep your skin nourished and promote fresh, new cell growth. Drink lots and lots of water too!

6. Cleanse the skin on your body and face with a weekly scrub. When using a body scrub start at your feet and work towards the heart, this helps eliminate toxins. Doing it the opposite direction will push the toxins back into your system. Use a very gentle facial scrub on your face and neck as these areas can be easily damaged.

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7. Try an Aspirin face mask! This mask is having fantastic results on those people with open pores, pimples and acne. Crush about 15 aspirin tablets to a powder mix to a paste with a little water, less than 1 teaspoon and then apply to a cleansed face. Leave for twenty minutes to work its way into the skin and then rinse off and apply a light moisturizer. Try this weekly, after a face scrub.

8. Once a month use a home steam treatment to thoroughly draw out impurities from the face. Add boiling water to a basin or bowl and add two drops of tea tree oil. Place your face over this with a towel covering and gently let the steam open and cleanse the pores. Be careful not to let the steam burn your face. Finish with a tepid face wash.

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9. Get out into the fresh air and take a walk, swim in the sea, ride a bike and have fun! The exercise will boost your system and your skin will love it.

10. Take a fish oil supplement daily. Cultures that eat a lot of fish have clearer skin and the fish oil helps eliminate toxins from the body and by now you know that is fantastic for your skin!

These ten easy tips will help you get that clear skin you so desperately want, remember to make the lifestyle changes you need to and enjoy the benefits that will come with it! A fresher, clearer more youthful looking complexion.

  Conclusion
Having a clearer and healthy skin can be achieved without spending a lot of money, and by following the steps I gave above, you will start results in nothing more than 3 weeks.

Which other easy ways/steps do you know that can get one a clearer skin in a short time. Please comment below, Your comment is appreciated.

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Highly Recommended Equipment For Mind-Body Workouts

  

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Body workouts

Generally, mind-body-workouts are relatively
inexpensive. Most of the clothing and gear you
need is stuff you already may have around your
house. To save money, stick to the must-haves
for nearly every mind-body method.
You really want something to cushion your body
and bones from floors (and, if you sweat a lot, to
protect the floor from your perspiration). The kind
of mat you need depends on what you do.

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Fitness Assured

  Yoga Mats are commonly called sticky mats
because they’re thin and actually feel like slightly
sticky human flypaper. They make it a lot more
comfortable, and even easier, to do postures
where you use your hands or feet against the
floor. They roll up into small, storable bundles.

Regular  exercise mats provide cushioning and
protection. Some come with double or tri-folds,
so they don’t take up a lot of space.
You may eventually want both these kinds of
mats, alternating with the type of workout you
choose.

Towel: Either to toss over you to stay warm
at the end of a workout, or to fold up to
cushion either your head (like a small
pillow) or some other bone, such as a knee
or elbow.
You can also use it to sit on in seated
hamstring stretches done in several
methods if your hamstrings are very tight
and keep you from having the best
alignment. You can also fold it and lay it
across your eyes to knock out distractions
if you want to relax.

Water bottle: You may be moving slowly in
some cases, but you’re probably still
perspiring. Stay hydrated by drinking 1 to 3
cups of water an hour. Remember, as soon
as you feel thirsty, you are already
dehydrated.

CD or cassette player: You may likely want
to listen to workout-appropriate music. It
keeps you motivated and entertained, and
may help you become more meditative or
mindful, depending on the music.
Strap, belt, or long towel: Many mind-body
methods involve some kind of stretching. If
you aren’t very flexible, having a strap,
belt, or towel to help you reach a foot,
ankle, or other body part can help you
experience the stretch and work on your
flexibility in that position.

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How slower shorter jogs are good for your health

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Great news for those who hate to run: there’s a limit to how much good it may do you. A new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has found a link between running more than four hours a week and an earlier risk of death.

Researchers followed over 1,000 healthy joggers and almost 4,000 healthy nonjoggers for 14 years and found that those who jogged too much or not at all had the highest rates of death during the study time period. In other words, whether they were sitting on their couch or logging an eight-miler, they still had similar risks of death. Plus, those who jogged at a more intense pace (seven miles per hour, or about an 8.5-minute mile) also fared worse.
The winners, according to the study, were those who ran for only one to 2.4 hours a week, the equivalent of a few 30-minute sweat sessions a week. Even better: the ideal pace for health was a leisurely five miles per hour, or a 12-minute mile. The takeaway? As one of the study’s researchers, Jacob Louis Marott, told the BBC, the reduced risk of death from just an hour or two of exercise compared to none at all shows that “you don’t actually have to do that much to have a good impact on your health.” And the fact that hours of intense running may hurt your health may just mean that too much of a good thing can be exactly that.


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The 30-Minute, No-Gym Bodyweight workout

This was a post originally made by Greatist   but I had to copy it because it is a very useful piece of information. I know you will like it.

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Better Sex Through Food – The Secret to foods to power your Libido

If you’re like most of us, you let your sex life
slip to the wayside more often than you’d like.
Your insane schedule is packed with things to
do, you have to cram workouts in where you
can, and sometimes all that stress can make
you want to go straight to sleep after hopping
into bed.

But instead of blaming your busy schedule,
maybe you should take a look at your diet.
Did you know that a poor diet filled with
processed foods, tons of sugar, and lots of fat
is likely to give you a weakened libido and
poor sex drive?

Sex should not be ignored, especially if you’re
trying to live a healthier life (or keep your
partner happy).

Dr. Mercola reminds us that having sex as
little as one to two times per week can:

√Boost immunity
√Improve heart health
√Lower blood pressure
√Burn as many as 3-4 calories per minute
√Release pain-reducing √hormones
√Reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men
√Improve sleep
√Release hormones to ease stress

With all these amazing benefits, we should be
almost as committed to having sex as we are
to exercising.

Keyword being almost, of course.
But back to getting in the mood.
If you find yourself not feeling up to it lately,
you may want to turn to your diet for help.

By adding the following foods to your weekly
meal planning, you’ll get back in the mood
and start squeezing in romp sessions
whenever you can.

1.Watermelon

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I love watermelon; they’re juicy, flavorful, and
always cool me down during hot summer
days. But it turns out they can do much more
than cooling you off.

They may actually heat things up.

It’s pretty obvious that watermelons are chock
full of water – we don’t need Bill Nye the
Science Guy to confirm this hunch.

Watermelon is 92% water and 8%
phytonutrients, or compounds that react with
the human body to trigger healthy reactions,
according to Science Daily .

One of these healthy reactions is actually
similar to the effects of Viagra.

Do I have your attention now?

The main phytonutrient in this refreshing red
fruit is Citrulline, which is eventually converted
to arginine , an amino acid studied for its
effects on improving circulation and immunity
in our bodies. But this improved circulation
doesn’t stop at the heart.

Dr. Bhumy Patil, director of Texas A&M’s Fruit
and Vegetable Improvement Center explains,
“Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes
blood vessels, the same basic effect that
Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and
maybe even prevent it.”
Patil continued on to say, “Watermelon may
not be as organ specific as Viagra, but it’s a
great way to relax blood vessels without any
drug side effects.”

Who knew that you could swap a bright red
fruit for a little blue pill

2. Figs

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The fig is another delicious fruit that’s
actually very underrated. It’s not as popular
as watermelon, but their sexual benefits are
just as powerful.

During ancient Greek times, it was commonly
believed that figs were one of the most
sensual fruits around. Stories have even
mentioned that figs resemble “an intimate oral
act between a man and a woman,” while other
folklore describes the fruit as resembling the
anatomy of a woman.

I personally don’t see either in figs, but I do
see their nutritional benefits.

It’s not just the appearance of figs that
increases libidos, it’s actually its genetic
makeup.

Figs are filled with “an unusually high
concentration of flavonoids, polyphenols and
antioxidants which can help strengthen and
prolong sexual desires,” according to the
Aphrodisiac Encyclopedia.

Try making a watermelon and fig salad before
hitting the sheets and you might just double
(or even triple!) your chances of how often you
have sex. That’s just a guess though, I don’t
have any scientific proof on the double and
triple part (but it’s worth a try)

3. Avocado

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The wise old Aztecs believed that avocados
possessed a libido improving superpower.

According to the Independent, avocado
translates to “ahuacatl” in Aztec, which
actually means “testicle.” The article
continues to say that avocados were “so
named because the ancient Mexican peoples
believed in the fruit’s sexual powers, thinking
it able to induce erotic prowess and enhance
fertility to the point that virgins were kept
indoors during harvest.”

That’s one powerful fruit.

Due to its rich vitamin C and potassium
content, the fruit is still regarded today as a
great way to get a natural sexual boost.

I like to sneak in a half an avocado to my
protein smoothies since you can’t even tell it’s
in there.

4. Ginger

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Now that we’ve touched on some of the
ancient aphrodisiacs of Greece and Mexico, I
thought it was only right to include what the
Chinese believed to be a powerful food:
ginger.

Predominantly found in teas or eaten as is,
ginger has long been used by ancient Chinese
societies as a way to increase fertility and
reduce erectile dysfunction in men.

The combination of magnesium, vitamin B6,
potassium, and manganese is what gives
ginger its ability to improve sex drives, plus, it
can also increase sperm production.

If you’re feeling daring one night, you may
want to cook ginger with our next libido
improving food: broccoli

5.Brocolli
 

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Broccoli is one of those veggies that is just
good for you all around. I eat broccoli several
times a week.

This cruciferous, tree-like veggie contains a
little bit of protein, antioxidants, minerals, and
fiber, just to name a few awesome attributes.
But one of the more relevant things that
broccoli’s really good at is balancing out
estrogen levels.

According to LiveStrong, broccoli can help the
female reproductive organs develop properly
and continues to support a healthy
reproductive system afterwards.

When combined with ginger, you’ll have the
benefits of an improved sex drive and a
healthy reproductive system all from one meal.

6.Ginseng

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I think of Ginseng, I imagine a warm cup
of tea brewing on a cold winter day. I’ve
always known that ginseng is a natural
remedy for nausea, but I had no idea that it
could also be used to help women increase
their libidos.

That is, until I came across this study from
the University of Hawaii.

During this experiment, women were given a
ginseng supplement and were told to take it
over a 4 week period. Researchers then asked
the women to report how their sex lives were
over the course of the trial period. 68% of the
women reported feeling a significant
improvement in their sex lives .

The basic science behind why ginseng works is
due to the fact that ginseng improves
circulation. When you improve circulation in
your body, you can almost bet that your libido
will soon follow the changes.

But getting in the mood is only half the battle.
There are those times when getting in the
mood is actually the easy part and keeping up
becomes the challenge.

Don’t sweat it.

Lucky for you, there are also foods that can
help you last longer .

That’s where eggs come in.

7.Eggs

Eggs

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are one of my favorite foods. I eat three
eggs, and three egg whites, every morning, five
days a week and love them.

We also briefly touched on how healthy eggs
are in this article, but we never explored how
they affect your libido, or your stamina for
that matter.

The nutrients in eggs, particularly vitamins B6
and B5, combined with its high protein and
low calorie content, gives you the strength to
keep going.

Think of eggs as the proper fuel for a
marathon session.
But lasting long isn’t the only benefit eggs
serve up.

The hormone balancing and anti-stress
benefits in eggs also allow you to keep your
sex drive as healthy as possible. This means
that you’ll actually be healthy enough to keep
things going all night.

Were you surprised to see that oysters didn’t
make the list?

  So those are the 7 foods to power your libido for sex. Think there are others not listed then comment below if you have any other one.