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Post run

I really fucking hate running. There, I said it.

It’s just so hard, and to quote one of my Fabulous YOU ladies, I’m as slow as a turtle running through peanut butter. Every single step feels laboured and there’s very little about the experience to enjoy.

It wasn’t always this way, a couple of years ago I started running for the first time ever and actually started to enjoy it. I did the Great North Run twice and the Great North 10k. I got injured couple of times, but I was addicted to that running high. Seeing myself run longer and faster (and as it happens, my body get skinnier and skinner) was a rush I’m sure could rival any illegal drug. I was actually reasonably good at it with average pace of between 8-9 minute miles. Having once been so much better does make it harder when you are so far behind where you once were.

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So if I hate running so much, why the heck am I doing it? Good question! There’s plenty of other forms of exercise you can do to stay fit and healthy after all.

I guess the answer is that I made a commitment to do the Great North Run one last time so I could raise money for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund after what we went through with Finley. While we awaited his operation it was one small thing we felt we could do to stay focused on a positive outcome. I actually visualised myself doing the run and crossing the line to run and hug my little healthy one year old, and now #TeamFinley is ready for action.

Thinking back now I must have been cra-zy to think I could train for a half marathon while taking care of a child that will only sleep in 4 hour stretches on a good night. I’ve come so close to just giving up, and it’s took James really giving me some tough love to keep me going. I’m just at the start of a basic half marathon training plan with my furthest distance 2.4 miles. The thought of running 10 miles is completely inconceivable to me right now, but by god I’ll do it. I have given myself some slack and I’m not going to do the Newcastle Stampede 10k in October because by the time the GNR rolls round in September I will be DONE.

The reason I’m posting this is because running can be so idolised in the blogging / social media world. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with running, loving it and sharing that love, I just think that sometimes it’s good to know that there’s someone else that detests running as much as you, so if you are that person, I understand your pain!

So here is a reminder, if you don’t enjoy running, do something else! There are loads of different forms of exercise to choose from, pick one (or more!) that you love. I fully intend to never run again (except for a fun run or something similar) after I’ve done these races I have coming up. NOTE TO SELF!

I’m hoping that the badass feeling you get after running will eventually kick in, but until then I’ve been doing some things in an attempt to make it more enjoyable:

  • Walk – if I need to walk, I’ll stop and walk
  • Podcasts – The High Tea Cast, Lucky Bitch, Balanced Bites are my current faves
  • Doing it as a team – James is so much speedier than me (damn his long legs!) but knowing that not only he, but my Dad and bro and sis in law are all doing it too is very encouraging!
  • Totally awesome playlists – David Guetta, Daft Punk and Rihanna all do it for me when I’m running
  • New workout clothes – something to make me feel like a gazelle please
  • The promise of a regular slice of cake each week once I’m doing over 3 miles – yes I reward myself with food, this situation demands it! 😉

Unlike previous GNRs, this time I have no desire to run a sub 2 hour, or indeed any kind of time goal. Finishing the line in one piece will be good enough for me!

Are you a fan of running? Have you ever set yourself up to do something where you’ve really had to push through the pain? Is there anything in life where you’ve done better at in the past and have had to face it again?

How to volunteer with Healthy World Cafe

As a nonprofit, our operations rely heavily on volunteers. We’d love for you to join us!

We’ll have two shifts — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — on each cafe day (Monday through Friday), plus additional times on weeknights and weekends for special events.

We’ve introduced a new online system for coordinating volunteers, called We love this system because it is non-profit focused and meets our needs — we hope you like it too!

Here’s how it works. First, create your username…

  1. Follow the link to and click Register. Enter a username and password. (We recommend writing that down so you remember!)
  2. You will see “Success!” Then, click on Login Now and go back to sign in using your just-created username and password. (Remember to check the box about being human!) Then, click sign in.
  3. Scroll to bottom of terms of service page and click I Accept for’s Terms of Service. Ta Da! You’re in!

Once you’re logged in, share your contact information…

  1. We’d love to get your contact information. Click the tab at the top called You, and complete Your Contact Information. (Don’t forget to hit submit!)
  2. If you wish to sign up for The Week Ahead emails (the last option on the same dropdown menu under “You”), please do! will then send a reminder email for the shifts you sign up for — just click Change on the Week Ahead emails page.

And sign up for shifts!

  1. Go to the Shifts tab in the top menu bar. Choose Scheduled Shifts by Calendar from the dropdown menu. The “forward” and “back” arrows at the top of the calendar will navigate months. You are able to go up to 3 months ahead to select the day(s) you wish to volunteer.
  2. Select the day you wish to volunteer to view the shifts — for a typical cafe day, that will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1 to 3 p.m. (Come in at 12:30 to grab lunch before working the second shift!) Select the one(s) you want, then click Add. If there is availability, you will see assigned appear on the right. You will receive an email a week ahead as a reminder, if you sign up for that form of contact. (See step No. 4 above!)

That’s it!

Healthy World Cafe’s June menu!

Don’t let the cooler weather last week fool you — summer is just around the corner. Celebrate the changing seasons in York County with our June menu, inspired by the freshest ingredients from our local farms and farmers.

Our menus will rotate every 4 to 6 weeks, so hurry in and check it out!

— Layered Egg Torte (VEG, MWG)

Fresh herbs, spices and feta layered to celebrate the colors of summer
— Hummus with Fava Bean Ful and Apricot Chutney
Two distinctly delicious spreads with paprika dressing and apricot chutney, served on focaccia bread or greens; please note an allergy alert, as the apricot chutney includes malt vinegar (gluten)

— Tandoori-Style Butter Chicken Bowl served with Garlicky Greens and Rice (MWG)
A classic spiced chicken served in a creamy nut gravy
— Chicken Salad
A Healthy World Cafe staple, served on focaccia bread or greens
— Summer Green Soup (V, MWG)
Caramelized onions, leafy greens, rice and spices in a smooth puree and sprinkled with roasted chickpeas
— Chickpea and Barley Salad Topped With Masala Green Beans (V)
Tossed in a toasted spice vinaigrette and topped with flavorful roasted green beans, with option feta or nuts
— Berries and Greens Salad (VEG)
Greens, carrots and raisins in a sweet vinaigrette topped with local berries; can be served without wheatberries (MWG)
— Seasonal Pickled Vegetables, $1
— Signature Dried Fruit and Oatmeal Cookies, $1

V — Vegan
VEG — Vegetarian
MWG — Made Without Gluten

Water and iced tea are free with your purchase, and all our menu items are sourced from our farmer friends in south-central Pennsylvania and made from scratch.

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How To Find Expert Treatment For Migraines As a migraines victim, it is advisable to keep checking out for a qualified migraines doctor to help you treat frequent attack and resulting discomfort. When time comes to choose the right migraines doctor, it becomes inevitable to know the traits and attributes to look for such that you have a professional doctor to help you combat the condition in the end. Making the wrong choice for a migraines specialist means you not only waste time and money but you end up with more suffering and pain. You will be safe if you know the migraine symptoms you may be having and be in a position to furnish your family doctor about such to enable him/her give you the right advice when picking your ideal migraines specialist. It is wise to know that migraines cannot be completely cured and you will need to avoid engaging the practitioner who promises to give you full and guaranteed cure. The best migraines doctor is one who is able to merge medical and lifestyle approach such that the end result helps you get relief from pain. Migraine victims who are looking to avoid constant attacks and intense pain will be safe looking for a migraines specialist instead of wasting time with general practitioners who may end up giving a misdiagnosis. The only way you will get relief is by choosing to go for a specialist who has been in the field with the right strategies and skills when it comes to treatment for migraines. It is advisable to find a good migraines specialist via help from other physicians, friends and neighbours who may have dealt with such a doctor and you will need to book an appointment to assess if the can meet your medical needs. The World Wide Web will be a good source of info and ranking if you browse through sites that appraise or rate doctors in this field and you will need to pick the one who has been rated highly especially within your jurisdiction to avoid costs of hiring a distant expert. Your best pick for a migraine doctor will be found after assessing the different approaches that various specialist rely on and pick one whose methodology appears perfect with your situation. Whether the migraines doctor is relying on medication or holistic approaches, you will need to check the number of years they have been in practice and the number of clients they have successfully handled. You are bound to find many practitioners in this docket and you will need to see proof of qualification, training, certification and licensing such that you are sure to hire the right doctor.Doing Studies The Right Way

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22 Lessons Learned: Resources

A General Overview of Natural Testosterone Boosters Today it can be really hard to take good care of yourself. The main reason is because people are too busy and frantic to care for their personal health. Our schedules are so tight that we have no time to cook healthy meals. Instead they do the convenient thing of going through the drive through window for fast food, soda, coffee drinks and sweets. Over time this is likely to have a negative impact on your health and conditioning. If this is what you are experiencing, there are several ways that you can take measures to reverse this. One immediate step that anyone can undertake is a fitness regimen that includes a plan for diet and exercise. This involves eating right and beginning a fitness plan that might involve various types of exercise that you enjoy. Another thing to consider is adding vitamins and various supplements to your fitness regimen to provide your body with the nutritional boost it needs. In men, it can be very helpful to begin taking supplements that can boost testosterone levels in a natural way. As men age they often experience a natural reduction in the amount of testosterone that their bodies make, leading to such familiar aging patters as a reduction in muscle tone and other distinctively masculine aging concerns like a reduction in libido. What this means is that any man who is trying to take care of himself should therefore welcome an all natural way to boost their testosterone levels. For this reason all natural testosterone boosters are the ideal supplements for most men.
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It can be really important for your health to have stable testosterone levels. The hormone testosterone is responsible for the masculine secondary sexual characteristics like muscularity, facial hair and a deep voice. As men age they stop making enough testosterone to maintain these masculine characteristics. If you want to maintain the healthy body you had in your twenties you are going to have to keep your testosterone levels stable as you grow older. Increased testosterone has even been scientifically shown to burn fat, improve heart health and even increase circulation. When you take testosterone boosters you can also naturally boost your metabolism, appearance and work performance. Therefore, it is apparent that finding a good natural testosterone boosting supplement is a good idea for anyone who is trying to maintain their health.
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Anyone who would like to learn more about natural testosterone boosters should take a moment to visit the website of a natural supplement seller. When you visit the website of an online supplement store you will be able to learn more about the various nutritional supplements that can naturally help you to boost metabolism and therefore improve your health. To get started all you need to do is perform a search for testosterone boosters.

5 Choices That Will Make You Healthier

Here are some of the surprising things I’ve discovered.

1. Make friends with raw, organic, local honey.

Raw, organic, local honey — honey that has been produced by beehives that are within 25 miles of where you live — works like a homeopathic remedy. As the bees go from plant to plant, they pick up pollen, which shows up in the honey. Last year, right after we moved to Berthoud, I was extremely allergic, and this year I have no allergies at all.

I found a wonderful beekeeper around the corner from us and I’ve been eating one teaspoon of her delicious raw organic honey daily, all year. I did the same thing in Durango, with the same results! But I suffered a lot in Santa Fe because I didn’t know about the importance of honey.

2. Pay attention to your food and climate.

From the time I moved to Santa Fe, I started to get a lump of mucus in my throat that just wouldn’t go away. Over time, it got worse and worse and when we moved to Berthoud, I finally saw a wonderful naturopathic doctor who diagnosed the problem (traditional doctors were no help at all).

“When you moved out of California, you needed to change your diet. You can’t eat the same when you live in a climate that gets cold in the winter. Cold foods in the winter affect the spleen, so now your spleen is not doing its job and this is causing the mucus problem. You can’t eat cold foods until the nights are above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This means no salads or cold smoothies in winter. All your food needs to be heated.”

I was shocked! No salads! No smoothies! These had been a daily part of my diet for years. But I followed her recommendations and stopped eating all cold foods until summer arrived. And it worked!

3. Hydrate frequently.

The dryness of New Mexico and Colorado, compared to L.A., also exacerbated the problems. The asthma vanished as soon as I started to drink more water and humidified our home.

4. Eat plenty of fermented foods.

As great as my health was for many years, I knew it could be better, but I wasn’t sure what else to do. As far as I knew from my research, I was eating very well. What was missing?

When I discovered that 80% of our immune system is in our gut and that our modern lifestyle often decimates our beneficial gut flora, I added many fermented foods to my diet. In fact, I’ve become proficient at making my own fermented foods — something I’ve come to greatly enjoy.

Even though I’ve stayed away from antibiotics for many years, I learned that there are many other ways our gut flora can become unbalanced. Since adding many fermented foods to my diet, my energy has skyrocketed!

5. Figure out good fats!

As many of you know, for many years we were sold a bill of goods about fats. Now we know that the natural fats are very important for health — and for curbing the appetite. I’ve added many good fats to my diet and I find that they not only enhance my energy, they keep me feeling satisfied much longer.

Whether your eating choice is vegan, vegetarian, Paleo or modified Paleo, following these five choices will enhance your health!

Tips for Effective Soccer Shooting

Here are a few tips to help you make every shot count:

Soccer shooting tips:

  • Observe the goalkeeper’s position. Have they left a gap that you can exploit?
  • Select the best technique for your shot. A sidefoot shot will have greater accuracy, but an instep (laces) with good follow-through will have greater power.
  • Put your non-kicking foot alongside the ball.
  • Keep your head down and your eyes on the ball when striking.
  • Keep your body over the ball.
  • Make contact with the middle to top half of the ball.
  • Maintain your composure.

Tips to improve your chance of scoring:

  • Shoot wide rather than high. There’s a better chance of getting a deflection that will wrong-foot the goalkeeper.
  • Shoot low. It’s harder for a keeper to reach shots along the ground because it’s further for them to travel. It’s easy for them to jump up and save, but much harder to crouch down and get it.
  • Shoot across the keeper. It’s tougher for them to hold these shots, and means they could divert the ball back into the path of another attacker.

Where Are the Most Shots Made?

Ever wondered if there’s actually a “sweet spot” in a soccer goal? A place where you could kick the ball and it would go in almost every time?

Well, there may not be a definitive “sweet spot,” but a recent study did take a look at where scored goals most often went into the net. Here are the results:

  • Top Left: 8 percent
  • Top Center: 4 percent
  • Top Right: 5 percent

Ouch. As you can see, shooting high means you have a pretty low percentage of actually scoring.

  • Middle Left: 7 percent
  • Middle Center: 8 percent
  • Middle Right: 6 percent

While you have a better chance of scoring if you shoot to the middle than up high, the odds still aren’t much in your favor.

  • Bottom Left: 22 percent
  • Bottom Center: 21 percent
  • Bottom Right: 19 percent

Look at these stats: 62 percent of all goals were scored low. This makes sense because it is very difficult for goalkeepers, especially tall ones, to get down to the ground. It’s much easier and more natural for them to jump high.

Also, looking at the statistics, 67 percent of goals were scored in the corners versus 33 percent down the middle. If you combine the two statistics and shoot low into the corner, you should have a much greater success rate in scoring goals.

As with any soccer technique, you need to practice if you want to improve your shooting skills. Fortunately, the techniques used for shooting are similar to those used for passing. So you can build up two vital soccer techniques at the same time.

But most importantly: If you see the goal, shoot!

This one piece of advice is important enough to reiterate: You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. If you see an opportunity to shoot, take it! The only way these tips can help you is if you implement them, both in practice and in games.

Reasons you’re tired

Feeling tired? Combat sluggishness with these simple remedies

10 reasons you're tired

Struggling to get out of bed in the morning? It may be a cause you’ve never suspected that’s easily remedied.

1. You’re under-stressed

We all know stress can lead to fatigue, but research shows being too laid-back can also make you tired. In short bursts, stress not only stimulates you, it helps boost your immune system. Try an activity that takes you out of your comfort zone.

2. You’re buzzed

Researchers in Sweden found using a mobile phone an hour before bed may interfere with sleep patterns and lead to less time in the deeper sleep stages. “Keep electronic gadgets out of the bedroom,” says Associate Professor Delwyn Bartlett, from the Woolcock Institute’s Sleep and Circadian Group.

3. You’re dehydrated

Dehydration reduces your blood volume, making your heart work harder so you feel tired. Dr Simon Floreani, Chiropractors Association of Australia president, says you should drink 30 millilitres of water a day for every kilo you weigh.

4. You’re out of balance

“When your body is out of balance it puts stress on isolated areas,” says Allan Mourad, director of The Wellness Club.

“This places pressure on organs such as liver and kidneys, which can be draining.”

So make sure your lifestyle is healthy.

5. Your liver is lacklustre

Scientist and naturopath Annalies Corse says an under-functioning liver could be responsible for unexplained exhaustion.

“The liver is the main detoxifying organ in our body. If it’s overwhelmed or working incorrectly, your body will feel sluggish, achy and lethargic.”

Good liver foods include artichokes, beetroot, broccoli, garlic and onion.

6. You lack vitamin C

“Vitamin C is critical when you are fatigued as a result of prolonged stress, illness or surgery,” Corse says.

“Adrenal glands generally support us in times of stress, but they need vitamin C to keep fatigue at bay.”

The recommended daily intake for adults is 45 milligrams (up to 60 milligrams when pregnant and 85 milligrams while breastfeeding). Good sources include apples, broccoli, berries, asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, ortified foods, dark leafy greens and tomatoes. For example, eat one banana (10.3 milligrams), one apple (12 milligrams) and one tomato (25 milligrams) a day.

7. You need magnesium

“Low magnesium levels are one of the most overlooked nutrient deficiencies and often result in symptoms similar to chronic fatigue syndrome,” Corse says.

“Magnesium becomes depleted by excess alcohol and the oral contraceptive pill.”

Adults need 320 to 420 milligrams of magnesium a day. Try six Brazil nuts (107 milligrams), 100 grams tuna (64 milligrams), a cup plain yoghurt (42 milligrams), half a cup broccoli (16 milligrams), one corn cob (31 milligrams) and a cup of green beans (99 milligrams).

8. Your alarm clock is wrong

“Having the same waking time each day is more important than the time you go to bed, as it communicates the end of your sleep cycle to your brain and body,” Professor Bartlett says.

This is why sleeping in for more than an hour on the weekend can make you feel jetlagged. The perfect waking time? According to research, 7.22am is ideal.

9. Your thyroid is underactive

Your thyroid sets your metabolic rate (the rate at which you burn food). If you are tired, sensitive to cold, forgetful and have gained weight, ask your doctor for a thyroid test.

10. You’re exercising too much

Personal trainer Pete Tansley says: “Exercise releases serotonin and adenosine, which help regulate sleep rhythms.”

Too little exercise and you miss out on these. But too much, particularly at night, can lead to higher stress levels.

“Exercise elevates the stress hormone cortisol, leaving you tired,” Tansley says.

“Steer clear of alcohol after exercise and have a routine to set your body up for sleep.”

Tips to Lose Weight Without Diet and Exercise

Tips to Lose Weight Without Diet and Exercise

Dropping a few pounds doesn’t have to involve deprivation or intense workouts. These tricks will help you slim down the easy way

Tips to Lose Weight Without Diet and Exercise

loseWeight-2Dropping a few pounds doesn’t have to involve deprivation or intense workouts. These tricks will help you slim down the easy way

Gluten Free Diet Used To Help Type 1 & 2 Diabetics

Diabetics’ type 1 and type 2, who are living a gluten free lifestyle are seeing a significant difference in their diabetes and how they approach the overall care of diabetes.

A protein fraction of gluten (Triticum aestivum) found in wheat is linked to islet damage in diabetics. Gluten is an ingredient that is found in flour and other grains, giving food its elasticity and texture. Gluten is found in large majority of grains making it very hard on those with Gluten Intolerance (GI) and their families.

People with type 1 diabetes seem to be the most affected by wheat glutens however diabetic’s with type 2 diabetes show remarkable changes in their blood sugar levels when they also completely switch over to a gluten free diet.

Changing over to a gluten free home requires getting rid of just about 95+% of all food items in your home. The list is long of the foods that contain gluten and then the need to replace these foods with gluten free foods can be a challenge. Gluten free foods are now found at local grocery and health food stores but it is still necessary to do a large portion of the cooking in our own homes.

Finding gluten free foods and recipes that my whole family would eat three meals a day was a challenge until I read about a former executive chef and owner of a 100% gluten-free, sugar-free, low-glycemic, organic, allergy-friendly restaurant, who compiled all her recipes into a delicious gluten-free cookbook. My family of course was won over by the desserts! This cookbook has made the transition to a gluten free lifestyle so much easier.

For more information about this 100% gluten-free, sugar-free, low-glycemic, organic, allergy-friendly cookbook just go to Diabetic Health Today.

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What You Need to Know About Posture Support Braces There are many cases of poor overall posture nowadays. These cases can eventually lead to back and neck pain. Changing your posture on your own can be really difficult. You’ll find that old habits are hard to break. This is where posture support comes in. The goal of this tool is to improve one’s overall posture. In addition to wearing posture support braces, you should consider doing some exercises that will help you improve your posture. You can then improve your overall posture with the muscles that you developed with these exercises. With this approach alone, it will be like hitting two birds with a single stone. You get the results that you want and develop a habit of standing straight. When looking for posture support braces to purchase, there are a couple of things that you must always keep in mind. You will only be able to get the most out of what you are paying for if you keep these things in mind. Here are some tips for those who are having a hard time picking the right posture support braces.
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First up, know where your posture needs help the most. Only by knowing what’s wrong with you will you be able to figure out which type of support brace you should get. If you don’t figure this out first, chances are that you will get overwhelmed with the number of choices that you have.
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Before you decide to get a certain posture support brace, make sure that you check the straps out first. There are a couple of disadvantages in going for braces with very thin straps. Because they can easily dig into your skin throughout the day, they can make your feel really uncomfortable. Thick support straps are ideal for posture support braces. You might also want to look for those that have some padding that will make wearing them comfortable. If you can’t find braces with thick straps, you should consider wearing a t-shirt underneath the brace for your skin’s protection. Also consider the materials that were used in making the braces. It would be ideal for the braces to be made of breathable fabric and similar materials. You should go for braces made from materials that let air flow. What’s important is that your skin must be able to breath. Spandex braces will be among the ideal choices. No matter how tempting it can get, never skimp on your brace. Instead, go for the ones that will be well worth your money.

What Are the Health Benefits of Being Physically Fit?

What Are the Health Benefits of Being Physically Fit?

Cardiovascular Health

People who regularly exercise have a reduced risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease and stroke compared to unfit people, according to the CDC. As little as 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity regularly every week confers this advantage, but people who do more exercise can reduce the risk even more. Moderate activity, according to Harvard School of Public Health, is activity that makes you sweat but allows you to talk at the same time. A physically fit and active person also tends to have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels than a sedentary person.

Metabolic Health

People who are physically fit tend to suffer less from metabolic issues like Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, notes the CDC. If a person has metabolic syndrome, she has some or all of these problems; high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, excess belly fat and low high-density lipoprotein (“good” cholesterol). The more exercise a person does regularly, the less chance she has of developing these health problems. (Here and elsewhere, these are general results; it’s still possible to develop these problems even if you exercise regularly, which is why regular medical checkups are important.)

Cancer Risk

The Harvard School of Public Health says that fit people potentially have a lower risk of developing certain cancers. These include colon cancer in both men and women and breast cancer in women, and research indicates that endometrial cancer in women and lung cancer in both sexes may possibly also be positively influenced by staying fit.

Bone Strength

Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become more fragile and fractures are more likely. This is associated with aging, but the Harvard School of Public Health says that staying fit helps lower the risk of this happening. Examples of useful activities include brisk walks, dancing and weight training. These are weight-bearing exercises that force the muscle to pull on the bone, thereby influencing the bones to become stronger to handle the stress. Keeping bones strong also helps reduce the risk of fractures.

Mental Health

Keeping physically fit does not just influence the physical body. The Harvard School of Public Health says regular exercise boosts mood and can potentially help reduce depression. People who are fit may also have less trouble sleeping, and if you stay fit as you age, you can also potentially help prevent a decline in cognitive abilities.


The CDC says that keeping fit is one of the most important things you can do to increase your longevity. People who are active for about 7 hours a week, the CDC says, have about 40 percent less chance of dying early than those who are more sedentary. In addition, fit older people are generally less likely to suffer falls or have issues affecting everyday movement and activities than those who are less fit.

When Is It More Than A Massage

Open your mind to a new day where things are done a little different than years ago.  For instance more and more people are thinking outside the box and beginning to understand the benefits of massage therapy.  One service that is showing growth in that area is the mobile massage therapist where the therapist actually comes to the client in the home or office.  This service is very convenient for people that are concerned about their health and well being but has a hectic schedule and can’t get away.  A Mobile massage takes the service to another level by using portable equipment that can bring the massage directly to them so they receive the benefit.

Another name for mobile massage is outcall or traveling.  If this is of interest to you here are some tips to help you find your way in this arena.
  1.   Check with your state license department to make sure what kind of licence you need. 2.   Goals and plans – Define your goals then take time to decide what you want out of this business. 3.   Be realistic about what you are going to charge people. 4.   Make sure you have reliable transportation with plenty of room for equipment. 5.   Think about your hours.  Will you strictly be 9 to 5 or will you cater to the professional and do some night work? 6.   Will you work on the weekends when the regular person is off? 7.   You will be lugging around that big equipment so get a cart for pulling the table to save your back.

There are several different you can get from regular massage to deep tissue massage.  In Hong Kong they use a lot of the tantric massages utilizing Hong Kong massage services and out call massages in Hong Kong. But the ones that are a true out call uses the skill of the therapist that had to learn to be able to do this. There are many schools where you can go and get your state license.  It is a quick and cost efficient school about the only thing other than a license is equipment.

Happy Mobiling!

Cold Sore And Pregnancy Go Hand In Hand

Very often cold Sores and Pregnancy go hand in hand. It is fairly common for pregnant women to have an outbreak of the HSV-1 virus, more commonly known as cold sores. Two common risk factors in developing cold sores include stress and a weakened immune system.
Since women tend to be under extra stress and have lower immune systems during pregnancy, cold sores can be prevalent. Many women become very concerned and fear for the safety of their baby. Although there is a small risk of the baby becoming infected, generally this is not something you will need to worry about. Let’s take a closer look at cold sores and pregnancy, and the risks involved. You can get more information on causes of cold sores
Cold sores are very depressing problem. You will find it very frustrating if you try to cure them. There are several different methods for healing or preventing cold stores from forming. However, some methods can burn or cause a sting. Below are the three easy tips that can follow in order to get rid of cold sores:
1.In order to get rid of cold sores you can rub juice from aloe on it. This is very effective way to cure cold sores. You can also rub some ice over the area. This helps you to keep your sores from spreading and becoming worse.
2.Another best way to cure your cold sore is to place a tea bag on you sore. You can reduce your pain by doing this. It also stops sore from becoming worse. Tea bags contain tannic acid which helps to stop the sore from developing. So if you do not want to have a breakout then make sure to keep tea bags.
3.Taking vitamin A and vitamin C can also help you to cure your cold sores. Get rid of your sores by eating health food. You should prevent yourself from having a breakout. Eating yogurt will help you to minimize your chance of spreading your sores.
All of the above tips are 3 cures for your cold sores. You should follow these tips if you have a cold sore. If you don’t follow then you will be at risk of a breakout and your sores would become worse and could spread. Do not share your food with anyone because cold sores are contagious.
You can go for causes of cold sores to get free from this problem, you are only one click away from your solution.

How to Lose Weight Fast Without Exercise

How to Lose Weight Fast Without Exercise
Many people want to shed excess pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Unfortunately, not everyone has time to work out on a regular basis. Between work, school and family, there isn’t enough time in the day. However, there are different ways to lose weight fast without exercise. But to achieve your weight-loss goals, you’ve got to stick with a plan.

How to Naturally Fight Inflammation in the Body

While many people know that inflammation in the body can cause pain for those with arthritis, it also causes other diseases and damage to the body. Inflammation is caused when tissues in the body are damaged by bacteria, toxins, trauma, and heat, among other causes. The damage then causes cells to release chemicals like histamine, prostaglandins and bradykinin. These chemicals result in blood vessels leaking into the tissues in your body, which causes swelling.

Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent and treat inflammation. People who have problems with inflammation can take over-the-counter medicines or prescription medications to help reduce the symptoms. For those who prefer natural treatments, they can add anti-inflammatory foods to their diet or take natural anti-inflammatory supplements.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

There are several foods that can be added to your diet that are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Animal based Omega 3s can help fight inflammation, they can also prevent eye damage caused by aging and they are also important for brain health. Fatty fish like wild salmon, sardines, kippers and fish or krill oils are excellent sources of Omega 3s.

Foods high in antioxidants are a good way to help fight inflammation. Antioxidants help prevent cell damage, which can help prevent the release of chemicals that trigger inflammation. Dark, leafy green vegetables like kale, collard greens and spinach not only have antioxidants to help fight cell damage, but they also contain Vitamin C and flavonoids that can also prevent cell damage.

Some of the other foods you might want to add or eat more of in your diet includes blueberries, garlic, shitake mushrooms and fermented foods like kimchee, sauerkraut, miso, pickles, olives and kefir. Along with preventing cell damage, fermented foods help to rebuild the levels of beneficial bacteria in your stomach to improve your immune system and prevent inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Supplements

Many natural supplements made from spices like turmeric can help fight inflammation in your body too. Turmeric is an Indian spice that is primarily used in curries. It is what gives them their yellow colour. Curcumin, which also has anti-inflammatory properties, is a substance found in turmeric that is extracted and can be made into a supplement. Curcumin from Australian NaturalCare helps to fight inflammation and pain.

Curcumin is also being researched because there is a possibility that along with being a reliable anti-inflammatory that it can help fight cancer, regulate blood sugar, prevent fat accumulation and slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. People who have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can take this supplement to help reduce the swelling of inflammation and get pain relief from this natural supplement as well.

Anti-inflammatory drugs can cause liver damage when used long-term, but adding these anti-inflammatory foods and taking natural anti-inflammatory supplements have few, if any, long-term effects. The supplements should be taken as directed to receive the most benefit from them and the foods can be freely eaten in your diet. Fighting inflammation in a natural way can help you to prevent more damage to your body.


Want to Lose Weight? Try Fat Burning Pills

When you’re dieting, possibly you have observed that after a bit of time dieting as well as doing exercises may not be assisting you to lose all the excess weight they used to. Not surprisingly, your body can get used to the very same regimen again and again, and it could quit reacting in a similar fashion. Rather than giving up on your weight management, however, you ought to give consideration to adding fat burning pills into your daily regimen.

Fat burning pills aid your metabolism to help lose fat, rendering your daily diet as well as regular exercise more beneficial. They won’t work adequately by themselves, however. They generally do have to be a part of a balanced diet regime and an exercise program. By including the fat burning supplement along with your exercise and dieting, you will discover all of the extra pounds will drop again whilst you keep on with a regimen. Your whole body will get a little extra help with keeping your own rate of metabolism going in order to make sure the extra pounds keep vanishing.

If you’re excited about acquiring diet pill supplements, however, don’t forget that they are not the same. Some are more effective than the others, as with a lot of things. To see the ones that could function better for you, you really should examine reviews from web sites similar to These testimonials will help you find out which choices made it easier for other individuals to be able to reduce fat quickly plus which of them might help you. Have a look at now to find out about fat burners and in what ways they might help you to shed unwanted weight.

How to Stabilize the Muscles in a Weak Shoulder

Weak shoulders are a surefire way to get injured quickly. Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your whole body, but in order to be so mobile the joint cavity it sits in is very shallow, putting it at a high risk of injury. The key to strengthening your weak shoulder is to perform stabilization exercises in your routine. Add 10 minutes of shoulder stability work at the end of each upper body session.

Stabilize your shoulder joint to prevent injury.

Items you will need

  • Cable machine
  • Resistance bands
  • Adjustable dumbbells

Step 1Set the pulley on a cable station to head-height and attach a rope handle to it. Hold the rope at arms length and take a step back so there’s tension on the cable. Pull the handle toward your head by squeezing your shoulder blades together and flexing your elbows. Bring it as close to your face as you can then finish the move by rotating your shoulders to bring your hands in-line with your ears and return slowly to the start position. Face pulls are the most underrated exercise ever, claims corrective exercise specialist Mike Robertson. They hit your lower and mid trapezius muscles which are responsible for shoulder stability.

Step 2Lie on your right side holding a dumbbell in your left hand with your elbow bent to 90 degrees. Place your elbow on your hip and lift the dumbbell up by turning your shoulder out. Perform all your reps on one side then switch to the other. Dumbbell external rotations increase shoulder stability by fixing any imbalances. Many people suffer from internal rotation of the shoulder joint, caused by sitting at a computer all day so external rotations help to restore muscular balance.

Step 3Grab a light resistance band and hold it out in front with your arms straight, ready to perform band pull aparts. Bring the band to your chest by pulling your arms apart without bending them. Squeeze your shoulder blades hard, pause for a second with the band lightly touching your chest then return to the start. Pull aparts strengthen your upper back and shoulders and reverse internal rotation of the joint. David Allen, collegiate strength coach and owner of NBS Fitness advises switching your hand position and performing pull aparts in an upright position, bent over and overhead to hit the muscles from all angles.


  • Keep the weight fairly light on all exercises and focus on maintaining perfect technique. Using too much weight can lead to poor form which will only exacerbate your weakness.

The Gluten-Free Diet Cheat-Sheet: How to Go G-Free

The Gluten-Free Diet Cheat-Sheet: How to Go G-Free

New to gluten-free living? 

Here’s a printable quick start guide on how to begin a gluten-free diet.

Karina’s Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet

by Karina Allrich


Foods to avoid on a gluten-free diet: