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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.

Options – My Most Valuable Tips

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.
Options – My Most Valuable Advice
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.

Mental Health Rehabs: How to Treat Addiction on the Internet in the USA

Most patients believe in the limitless rehabilitation programs for Internet addiction; insist that this treatment is life-changing. But for all the growing popularity of the industry relates to the assumptions and theories in medicine. Internet addiction is not listed as an official diagnosis in the Guide to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). But mental health rehabs experts do not agree that excessive attachment to technology should be considered as an obsession and expose it to any treatment.

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, Utah, a program of rehabilitation of Internet addiction in adolescents, provides parents with future patient’s special questionnaire for assessing the severity of the condition and determine the factors that led to the vigil at the computer many hours and marathons with a joystick consoles in their hands. Dangerous “bell” are the following: changes in eating and sleeping habits, unsuccessful attempts of parents to limit the time spent online.

What to say experts about mental health rehabs?

Mental Health Rehabs: How to Treat Addiction on the Internet in the USA

Experts in mental health rehabs, belief in the existence of Internet addiction, indicate that banal of counting hours spent on the network is not sufficient for diagnosis. They recommend paying attention to how much impact the use of the Internet on daily life. If affected by work, relationships with friends and family and health – we are talking about a real addiction.

A rehabilitation program for Internet addiction from Outback – and the restoration of mental health rehabs and “Adventure”. She specializes in the treatment via remote, wild places, the development of autonomy and assistance in self-adolescents, depending on the technology. Patients learn to build fires, tie knots and build a refuge in the western desert of Utah. Several times a week, licensed mental health rehabs counselors conducted individual and group therapy sessions. In the course of these patients may reflect aloud about what caused the “unhealthy” entrainment technologies. The cost of the program – from 25 to $ 30 thousand.

Most of the people caught up in the Outback or other similar institutions in everyday life cannot break away from online games or have a compulsive need to constantly check Facebook or Instagram, continuously watching videos on YouTube or read nonstop Reddit.

There are some differences between Internet addictions in humans around the world. Advocates therapy argue that East Asia is in the lead in this matter, from her slightly behind the United States. But South Korea and China see the Internet depending on the threat to public health. But the country is quite difficult to compare, because diagnosis depends on a variety of cultural norms, differing depending on the particular area. In the US, rehabilitation centers mainly guided by experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addiction and gambling.

reSTART Center for Digital Technology Sustainability, located outside of Seattle, occupies five acres in Washington state and is more like a holiday home than a clinic for dependent patients. Members (the center does not use the term “patient”) live in a holiday house from 8 to 12 weeks, visit visiting therapy sessions with licensed counselors and support groups that are based on the 12 steps of rehabilitation, which became widely known thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous. Animals that assist in the process of adaptation of participants also included here. Eight-week stay worth $ 30 thousand.

Here, learn to think about their attraction to the Internet as a dependency. And in order to prepare for the return of the “external world”, make a plan to restrict the use of the Internet and a phased program of action that will help to avoid potential risks provoking a return to dependence. The rest of the points stay – a household: the participants prepare and clean up after themselves, viewing rooms takes place daily.

Slightly different looks Camp Grounded, the free tech summer camp for adults. The camp does not provide any information about the professional qualifications of mental health rehabs, but it continues to attract many people who believe they suffer from Internet addiction. Here are the main slogans and promise Camp Grounded: «No screens. No Filters. No Big Data. No agenda. No bullshit ». Tourists not allowed to use their real names (instead, they choose an alias), and they can not talk about work.

The camp belongs to Digital Detox, the company officially registered trademark slogan «Disconnect to reconnect». The price for the weekend without technology starts at $ 495.The camp was founded in California, due to high demand campsites are also open in North Carolina and Texas, New York and Washington.

Activities include archery, swimming, crafts and arts. But unlike other camps with similar proposals, the participants Camp Grounded can discuss the use of technology, the discomfort that they feel without their smartphones and tablets.

Mental Health Rehabs: How to Treat Addiction on the Internet in the USA

Some experts on mental health rehabs warn that all advertising theses rehabilitation Internet addiction should be treated with a slight skepticism:

“- The fact that we have a program for the rehabilitation, does not mean that this relationship exists, – said Charles O’Brien (Charles O’Brien), founding director of the Center for Studies of Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania. – A free country, and you can create a program for the treatment of that whatsoever, including demon possession or Asian food. “

Skeptics also warn that excessive Internet user to name the term “dependence” – a potential cause for the emergence of a certain stigma and unnecessary medical treatment. This may result in that any excessive activity will be considered as pathological.

“This is – a very slippery slope. When you turn hobbies and interests in mental disorders, you begin to determine what is normal and what – no, “- says Allen Francis (Allen Frances), professor emeritus of psychiatry at Duke University (Duke University) and chairman of the group of experts on the diagnosis and statistics mental disorders.

As long as people believe that technology degrades the quality of their lives, the demand for treatment is guaranteed to grow. In addition, other prominent experts in relationships believe that in the near future Internet addiction will be widely used in the United States diagnosed Mental Health Rehabs. After this treatment should become more accessible. Currently, insurance companies are reluctant to cover the cost of these expensive programs, making them unavailable to Americans that they could bring tangible benefits.

Choose Good Health With Vastu Shastra

vastu-logo.jpgWe all look forward to having a family where all its members are in good health. But several times, in spite of a healthy diet, regular exercise and the best possible medi-care we find that our near and dear ones are having several health problems. It is at this juncture that the Vastu of your house comes into picture.

Before we go into the analysis of how Vastu can make positive changes in your life, let us understand what excatly does Vastu Shastra mean?

Vastu or the science of architecture is a traditional Hindu system of architecture which lays down the principles which need to be followed in the design, layouts, measurements, and other critical aspects in construction of buildings. The main aim of Vastu Shastra is to build such an architecture which is in sync with the nature around it.

Coming back to your health and how Vastu can help it – The basic premise of Vastu is construction of life spaces in such a way that the energies of Mother Nature and Humans are synergised in such a way that it is mutually beneficial to both. Very many times it has been noticed that the house has not been constructed in the right manner, which leads to blockage of movement of energy leading to building up of toxicity in the environement. This toxicity in turn has an impact on your health, personal relations, business and many other related things. This is what makes Vastu Shastra very important in our day to day life.

The hectic schedule one leads and the cut throat competition one has to face at work space has taken its toll on everyone’s health. This is the reason whyVastu Shastra for health has emerged as one of the most sought after services today. In case you too are looking for an all inclusive solution to your and your family’s health problems then its time you take the advice of vastu experts.

Vastu-DS, wherein DS stands for Directional Strength, is one of the best providers of Vastu services in Bangalore. A brain child of Sri. Chinnojee, Vastu-DS not only provides solutions to your health issues but also gives a concrete explanation on why you have been suffering from a particular ailment. They offer you with easy and doable solutions with which the constructional problems in your house/ work place can be addressed and its negative effect on your health can be minimized or done away with.

Make your muscle attractive with the trenbolone

In today’s society a lot of people, especially men, have started bodybuilding and the fitness model programs. The ultimate aim of those people is to have the biggest biceps and a big chest anymore. So, if you want to make your body fit and healthy, then you need to do some vague workouts and the diet programs. However, following the diet and the workouts are not liked by most of the people and this is the reason why the supplements are entered into the world. Actually, the bodybuilding supplements are highly effective one that makes you get stronger and healthier muscle in the most effective manner.There are a large number of supplements that are available in the market and so anyone can easily purchase. In this way, the trenbolone is one of the anabolic steroids supplements that provide various benefits in increasing your muscle mass in the healthiest manner.So, this article provides you information about the Trenbolone supplements in the most effective manner.

Actually, the Trenbolone is a chemical compound which is modified from the Nandrolone. This Nandrolone is a hormone which is occurred in the human body naturally. This Trenbolone is highly effective in improving your muscle mass in the healthiest way.Then, it can also have the ability to reduce the body fat which makes you look obese. So, it can burn the calories you have taken through the food items and so you can get the attractive muscle mass in the healthiest manner.In addition to that, the Trenbolone can also have the feature of increasing the red blood cells and this will give you more strength to your body.For this reason, this Trenbolone is taken by most of the bodybuilders, athletes and some other sports persons in the most effective manner.

This Trenbolone medication is often available through the internet and so anyone can get the supplement in the easiest manner.It is available in different forms like pills, powder and also as a liquid.So, you can use any of these forms which are affordable for you. Before you take this supplement for your bodybuilding process, you need to consult your doctor or physical trainer to know whether this supplement can be suitable for your health.In addition to that, the dosage level of the medication is also important in taking the supplement. So, you can ask your physical trainer or the doctor to take the dosages. In this way, it is better to take the medication in the form of pills with the dosage level of 150 mg to 300mg. Furthermore, it is better to take it for at least 12 weeks to get the effective result.

However, if you take too much amount of Trenbolone, then you may face some dangerous side effects and so you need to take it in the recommended level. In this way, you can see the features of this supplement. If you want to know more about the Trenbolone, then you can search over the internet.

Right Anabolic Solution in Time

For an aspiring body builder this is the medicine to be in the list. The medicine is anabolic and it is mild. This is why one can gladly have an intake of the same and feel so light and beautiful. The advantage of the medicine is that it does not get converted into estrogen and with the same the user experiences no water retention. This is a medicinal introduction of North America and the invention of the same took place 50 years ago. At the beginning the medicine was used for the reason to cure infertility. However, there are more reasons to help one accept this alternative at the fastest.

The Perfect Solution for Anemia

This is the perfect solution to help treat problems of anemia. However, this is not the best clinical solution these days. Some are not as happy with the performance of the medicine and this is the reason it is being sold with a different brand identity. However, sites like will be able to relate more about the solution in details. This medicine help in improving level of human strength and there is best of energy due to the act of stimulation of the phosphocreatine synthesis. In the way things are made to happen within the muscle tissue.

Ways the Medicine Can help

This is the perfect solution to help you have reasonable gain in weight. In case there is lack of blood production the medicine acts as apt solution. The dosage of the medicine for the adults should be 2.5 to 20 mg per day. The doses can be perfectly divided into three times and four times. This will have an even medicinal entry within the human body. One can have the solution for internal therapy and in this case the effect is sure to last for six weeks.

Initial Signs of Medicine

It is first judged that whether the medicine is able to show signs in the initial three weeks. If results are not persistent then there is the necessity to increase the dosage. This can really help the results to improve. It is best that one consumes the solution in the tablet form. You have the both correct and the incorrect method of the medicinal consumption. Make sure that you have the right data regarding the same. A legitimate medicinal entry within the body will help one have a smarter existence. Here lies the essence of the excellent anabolic solution.

Effective Working of the Alternative

Most of the medicinal varieties are accompanies by two effective cycles. The solution is considered right for both men and women. In case there is the necessity to know more you can check sites like httpsteroidly.comoral-anavar. This is the cutting stack the motto of which is to help one shred those extra fat content. This one can do without the loss of the hard earned muscles. The solution comes with more medicinal specifications. Right dosage of the same is sure to portray the right medicinal effects and helps the users stay well all along.

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.

Lessons Learned from Years with Products

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: 

Leaky Gut Cure Review – Best Guide To Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut syndrome is a serious symptom in that the walls from the small intestines become permeable to toxins created within the body. This enables toxins to enter the bloodstream and cause serious problems. Leaky Gut syndrome can be caused by several different factors, among them stress, or using large quantities of ibuprofen or other NSAIDs. People with leaky gut syndrome often suffer from severe cramping and almost constant diarrhea. To be able to cure the issue you must restore the total amount of excellent and pathoenic agents in your digestive system and you must heal all the holes in the walls of your small intestines. Fortunately your body can accomplish both of these goals with just a little of help of your stuff.

General Instructions

1. See your doctor, chiropractor or alternative health care practitioner and have yourself tested for leaky gut syndrome if you think this is what you may have. Today most medical doctors will test for leaky gut syndrome, although there are still those who don’t recognize this as a valid disease.

2. Stop taking pain killers for example ibuprofen and any other NSAIDs. Stop smoking and don’t drink any alcohol products.

3. Remove all caffeine, sugar, high fat foods (this includes most fast food), white flour products, gluten-containing grains such as wheat, barley and oats, milk and milk products and any foods to which you might be allergic out of your diet.

4. Eat lean meat, fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables and fruit and vegetable juices (without added sugar or other additives).

5. Chew food very thoroughly so your digestive tract has less work to complete. Eat several (6 to 8) small meals each day as opposed to 3 larger meals.

Tips & Warnings

Remove any foods out of your diet that you feel you may be allergic to or that you feel might be adding to your problems and find out what are the result is. You might want to remove many foods, for example sugars, fats, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco out of your system for several years.

Now, let’s talk about Leaky Gut Cure created by Karen Brimeyer and how it might help you. I really hope this short Leaky Gut Cure Review will aid you to differentiate whether Leaky Gut Cure is Scam or a Real Deal.

4 Key Concepts That you Should Understand In case you are Ever Likely to Take Control of Your Health and Leave behind Your Leaky Gut Symptoms.

#1. You’ll discover many extremely advertised “health foods” available that claim as being a important component of your well balanced diet. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. You might be likely eating several foods each day which are in fact driving the soreness that’s creating your symptoms worse.

#2. Even should you be eating all the best meals, that may perhaps not be enough. When you develop Leaky Gut Syndrome you’ll be able to grow to be allergic to any food that you simply eat, including foods that genuinely are usually wholesome. As well as the more you eat these meals, the worse your problem becomes. But I will demonstrate how to identify these underlying hidden allergies which are sabotaging your outcomes.

#3. There are several factors that you simply can perform to support heal your leaky gut beyond eating the right foods. By some quite easy but highly powerful tactics to your current lifestyle you can aid drastically reduce the time it takes to heal your gut. These will have you feeling good in no time at all.

#4. If you are attempting to solve your dilemma with products alone then you are in for any huge surprise since supplements alone aren’t the answer. When that you are performing all of the other items appropriate, only then need to health supplements be utilised to aid accelerate the healing procedure. And not all health supplements are developed equal. In reality, I have found several of my very own clients which were reacting negatively to dietary supplements that they believed have been supposed being helping.

The Advantages of Going to the Gym Every Day

The Advantages of Going to the Gym Every Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week. Going to the gym every day is one way to accomplish this goal. Regular exercise carries many physical and mental health benefits. Do not begin any new exercise program without talking to your doctor first, especially if you have any health conditions or have been sedentary to this point.

Weight Control

Going to the gym every day will help you control your weight. Expending 500 calories per day, or 3,500 calories per week, will help you to lose 1 lb. per week. If you are overweight or obese, losing even a moderate amount of weight, such as 10 percent of your body weight, may reduce your risk of developing serious conditions. Making changes to your diet may help you to lose even more weight. A reasonable goal is to lose up to 2 lbs. per week if you are overweight.

Heart Health

Exercising daily strengthens your heart and allows it to pump more efficiently with less strain. Exercise also lowers your blood pressure, which measures the force on your artery walls each time your heart beats. It may lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, allowing blood to flow more smoothly through your arteries. Going to the gym for 30 minutes a day five days per week may lower your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke, says the CDC, and going for a longer period often can lower your risk even more.

Other Health Benefits

Regular exercise may lower your risk of developing diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some types of cancer, such as colon cancer and breast cancer. Combining aerobic exercise with strength training at the gym helps your muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons remain in good shape, which will make you stronger and more flexible. This is particularly important as you age or face problems such as arthritis. You may lower your risk of falling or fracturing your hip, which may negatively impact your life, especially in your older years.

Mental Health Benefits

Going to the gym every day puts you in contact with people on a regular basis and will enhance your social life as well as the way that you feel about yourself. You may sleep better if you exercise each day; and more sleep means more energy and a more even mood.

5 Ways to a Healthy Lifestyle

How to lead a healthy lifestyle

There are five simple ways for your family to lead a healthy lifestyle and get back on track:

1. Get active each day

  • Regular physical activity is important for the healthy growth, development and well-being of children and young people.
  • They should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, including vigorous activities that make them ‘huff and puff’.
  • Parents should be good role models and have a positive attitude to being active.

2. Choose water as a drink

  • Water is the best way to quench your thirst – and it doesn’t come with the added sugar found in fruit juices, soft drinks and other sweetened drinks.
  • Reduced fat milk for children over two is a nutritious drink and a great source of calcium.
  • Give kids whole fruit to eat, rather than offering fruit juices that have a lot of sugar.

3. Eat more fruit and vegetables

  • Eating fruit and vegetables every day helps children grow and develop, boosts their vitality and can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.
  • Aim to eat two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables every day.
  • Have fresh fruit available as a convenient snack and try to include fruit and vegies in every meal.

4. Switch off the screen and get active

  • Sedentary or ‘still’ time spent watching TV, surfing online or playing computer games is linked to kids becoming overweight or obese.
  • Children and young people should spend no more than two hours a day on ‘small screen’ entertainment.
  • Plan a range of active indoor and outdoor games or activities for your children, as alternatives to watching TV or playing on the computer.

5. Eat fewer snacks and select healthier alternatives

  • Healthy snackshelp children and young people meet their daily nutritional needs.
  • Snacks based on fruit and vegetables, reduced fat dairy products and whole grains are the healthiest choices.
  • Avoid snacks that are high in sugar or saturated fats – such as chips, cakes and chocolate – which can cause children to put on excess weight.

Lack of sleep affects decisions

A new US study has shown that decision making is compromised by a lack of sleep.

Lack of sleep affects decisions

A new US study shows lack of sleep can be dangerous for those whose jobs require fast decisions – not to mention anyone who may be affected by those decisions.

The study looked at 49 US military cadets and how sleep deprivation affected their ability to react quickly. The cadets performed a set of tasks twice – once when they were well-rested, and then again when they were sleep-deprived.

Their accuracy on the tests declined by 2.4 per cent when sleep-deprived and improved by 4.3 per cent when they were well rested.

The findings are of particular concern among firefighters, police officers, soldiers and others who work in a sleep-deprived state, researchers at the University of Texas say.

How to Lose Weight Fast Naturally – Diet Tips That You Must Know

You need to lose weight fast and you would also like to make this naturally? Before jumping to conclusions and saying that this is not possible, read on and then give it a try. It is not difficult to lose weight fast and naturally, as long as you have the correct approach to it and you are doing this rationally. On the other hand, don’t imagine that it is a piece of cake because it takes will power and determination. You have to be strong and to give up some of your old eating habits in order to be able to achieve your goal. If you used to be a regular consumer of fast food, forget about it.Junk food needs to be completely eliminated from your diet and your meals need to consist mainly of fruits and vegetables. Forget about the chocolate bars you were eating when you were stressed or when you wanted some relaxation and replace them with fruits. Fruits and vegetables must become your best friends. Also exclude completely alcohol and soft drinks. You can only drink plain water with lemon, if you please. Although soft drinks are mainly made of water, they also contained many added sugars and they prevent you from losing weight. Alcohol is a high caloric product and it makes you gain weight without even realizing it.

Top six beauty mistakes

Are you getting your make up wrong? Here are the top six make up sins for you to avoid.

Top six beauty mistakes

Put down your lip liner and step away from the mirror. That overdrawn mouth – along with war-paint blush and spidery lashes – has made the most-unwanted list.

Garish blush

“It’s that whole 80s contouring thing,” make-up artist Jenna Anton says. “People suck in their cheeks, make that fish face, and then put blush under their cheekbones. That’s the wrong place. Blush should be on the apples of the cheeks.” Beyond the placement faux pas, there are also colour blunders. “Blush should barely be seen,” make-up artist Jay Jay Rauwenhoff says. “It should be rosy or peachy on the face, not fuchsia circles.” Chronic blush abusers should stick to easily blended cream formulas.

The wrong base shade

It isn’t easy being green, but it’s even worse being burnt sienna when you’re really Celtic ivory. “Wrong foundation colour is probably the biggest mistake women make,” Conlon says. “Test the colour on the jawbone before going outside with a mirror to see how it looks in natural light.”

Bronze face, pale body

Make-up artist Dick Page calls it the “floating head”. To remedy the situation, “Dab cream bronzer along the collarbones, on the sides of the neck, and a bit on the boobs,” Page says.

Obvious lip liner

Lip liner is meant to be functional, not decorative. If your lipstick slips, feathers or bleeds, you need lip liner, “but use a pencil that matches your natural lip colour,” Burford says.

Spider-leg lashes

“It doesn’t matter what the look is on the catwalk, clumpy lashes are never in,” make-up artist Yolanda Lukowski says. To apply mascara, “wedge the brush right near the roots of the lashes and wiggle it back and forth before pulling outwards. Use a mascara comb right after application to remove any clumps.”

Make-up trowel

Foundation, especially powder, can become heavy, throwing every crease and wrinkle into relief. “You look younger with less coverage, so wear as sheer a foundation as you can,” Lukowski says.

Why Is Matcha So Powerful for Your Health?

You most certainly know green tea can improve your health, but you may not be aware of the specific benefits it can offer. There are different types of green tea available on the market, each one offering health benefits. If you want the greatest health benefits, you should begin incorporating Matcha green tea powder into your diet. This powdered tea is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, to boost your health in many different ways.

Keeping your body strong is extremely important for fighting off disease. Matcha contains an important antioxidant, called catechin. Catechin has been proven to fight against cancer formation. One particular catechin, epigallocatechin gallate, is available in large numbers in matcha. In fact, this powdered tea contains 100 times more EGCg than other teas available on the market. This can help to fight against the free radicals in your body, so they cannot attack your cells and cause cancer to grow.

This special tea can also benefit you by helping you to lose weight. Through a study carried out in 1999, it was found matcha increased thermogenisis by as much as 35%. Thermogenisis is the process in which your body burns calories for energy. With greater calorie burning ability, your body will not hold on to fat stores and will allow you to lose weight at a faster rate.

If you suffer with memory loss or have difficulty thinking clearly, you may want to consider adding matcha in your diet. Matcha contains L-theanine, which is an amino acid that helps to improve brain function. Matcha green tea contains five times more L-theanine than other green teas. This can allow you to experience better focus and memory than ever before.

Aside from all of these benefits, matcha is also an excellent detoxifier and can help to keep your body young and energetic. By drinking a cup of this special tea a day, you can keep your body healthy and strong. Try matcha in smoothies, iced tea, hot tea and even as a seasoning. This will give your body the nutrients it needs, to fight against disease and keep you healthy.

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What People Should Know About Laser Liposuction Liposuction is truly a good cosmetic technique that has mostly been around for a number of years in the market and because of this, there are constant development and improvements to different liposuction techniques. And with these development and advancements truly have made liposuction very affordable that people can try and use, this also has truly decreased the risk of the various patients and also trauma which are usually associated with the laser liposuction. Mostly one of the truly best technique that have come out from the developments in the cosmetic surgery industry is the laser liposuction, this is mostly performed by using modern lasers which can easily tear and also get to melt fats in the body of the patient. These lasers can get to easily melt the fat inside the body of the patient where after the procedure; it is truly easy for cosmetic surgeons to surgically remove these fats by suctioning it off the body of the patient. Because regular fats is very easy to remove with the assistance of a laser, this can truly get to make cosmetic surgery to be really less invasive compared to other types of liposuction procedures in the entire market. This can really mean that there are really less tissue damages and also certain losses than most of who subject themselves to other types of liposuction methods which are mostly traditional, this can get to really help the recovery time of a number of patients. One of the advantages of laser liposuction is that this can truly get to lessen the swelling and pain, and they can use prescribed medication compared to powerful drugs which can get to really help in their overall recovery.
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Patients can get to resume normal activities after the procedure because they use local anesthesia compared trying to using a more powerful general anesthesia which mostly require overnight stays. Laser liposuction is truly fast and also very safe for various patients to use compared to other types of liposuction types, and it can be effective for both men and women to get to use.
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It is really useful for people to sculpt the body and it is really a focused approach where it can be use to work on different parts of their body, which can get to include the knee, neck, thighs, arms and also other parts of the body. People can get to try and get to know more information about the laser liposuction by using the internet, and they must also try and get to consult their own doctor before they get to decide in doing this kind of procedure.

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What to Consider When Choosing Dental Implants If you want to make your smile look appealing, you can now opt for dental implants. These devices have been used as a convenient alternative to dentures to replace broken and lost teeth. Nonetheless, they cannot be used by everyone. There are a couple of things you need to have for dental implants to work properly for you. Here are some of the things you need to look at before settling for them. The first thing, which is perhaps the most important feature, is convenience. Dental implants are known to offer better performance than dentures. That is because you do not have to worry about them slipping off when you eat or talk. Dental implants have been inserted into your gums through surgical procedures; hence, they are strong and since they feel like normal teeth, they easily withstand the movements in your mouth. In addition, dental implants are more durable than dentures. In that case, if you fail to visit the dental clinic for some time, you can still be sure that they will offer you better performance than dentures. Nonetheless, you have to visit the dental clinic regularly in order to get proper advice on how to use it. If you want to go for dental implants, it is advisable that you do not smoke since the cigarette smoke has an awful effect on the implants. Smoking has been proven to cause failure of dental implants and also lead to mouth infections such as peri-implantitis. On the contrary, dentures can be used even if you smoke but they can be discontinued for a while if you experience any oral infections.
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It is also vital to have healthy gums if you want to get dental implants. Your gums should also be supported by a dense and healthy jawbone in order for the implant to hold firmly. If your gums are weak, the best that you can do is go for dentures which do not need these requirements. It is recommended that you keep the implants clean at all times since this is the only way they will last longer.
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Finally, you need to consider the cost of getting dental implants. While dental implants are the best when it comes to performance, you will have to part ways with a substantial amount of money to have them installed. However, if you want to get the best performance form your implants, you should not concentrate on cost alone. Make sure that you have tests done on you before getting the implants. This will ensure that you get the best from the implant.

5 Ways To Get More Chlorophyll In Your Diet

This article will help you learn important green vegetable and wheatgrass juicing information to increase your chlorophyll consumption. Chlorophyll is a “photoreceptor” compound found in all green plants, which helps them convert sunlight into energy. It is more abundant in some green plants than in others.

Chlorophyll has the potential to help decrease the damage to DNA by carcinogenic substances and toxins. This means it holds promise for cancer prevention. Early stage research is currently being conducted on the use of chlorophyll in the prevention of various cancers, including liver, skin, and colon cancers.

It is also believed to potentially improve the response of the immune system. Some people believe that when taken internally it also helps reduce body odors.

Here are five ideas for consuming more chlorophyll:

1. Know your chlorophyll-rich foods.

Foods high in chlorophyll include asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, collard greens, green beans, green peas, kale, leeks, lettuce (especially those that are dark in color), green olives, parsley, sea vegetables, spinach, Swiss chard, turnip greens, and wheatgrass. Find new ways to incorporate these foods into your diet, whether by juicing, preparing in raw food recipes, or juicing.

2. Consider a chlorophyll supplement.

If you are at risk of cancer or are exposed to many toxins, or you do not consume many chlorophyll-rich vegetables, you might consider taking a chlorophyll supplement. They are available in liquid or pill form from health food stores and online. Some wheatgrass juicing information sites also sell chlorophyll or wheatgrass supplements.

3. Juice wheatgrass.

Wheatgrass is a potent and safe source of chlorophyll. It can be juiced using only a masticating juicer. Wheatgrass is easily grown at home and harvested at your leisure for juicing. Only small amounts of the juice are consumed at a time, and juicing aficionados swear by its power to improve health and vitality. For more wheatgrass juicing information, look for websites or books dedicated to this topic.

5. Incorporate chlorophyll-rich vegetables into your fruit juices.

If you don’t like the taste of pure vegetable juices, try adding small amounts of chlorophyll-rich vegetables to your fresh fruit juices. Spinach and kale are delicious when combined with apple juice (and, optionally, a small amount of ginger). Parsley is easily added to many juices, including melon juice. Cabbage juice can be combined with citrus or apple juices. Leeks contribute a spicy kick to any fruit or vegetable juice.

6. Add raw vegetables to your favorite recipes.

Many raw, chlorophyll-rich vegetables are easily incorporated into delicious recipes. Kale can be transformed into a delightful salad when combined with garbanzo beans, chopped apple, garlic and lime juice. A bed of raw spinach can be topped with a broiled filet of salmon. Raw broccoli can become a salad when combined with warm brown rice, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Raw green vegetables contain not only chlorophyll but other wonderful enzymes and phytochemicals that can help prevent cancer and heart disease, among other conditions.


First of all, let’s talk about the definition of diet. Diet is defined by Merriam-Webster as “food and drink regularly provided or consumed; habitual nourishment.” So, no, we’re not talking about a “diet” here that deals with no carbs, low carbs, cabbage, cookies, etc. Diet here is referred to as daily sustenance. So whatever this person is consuming on a regular basis isn’t helping them reach their fitness goals. You can spend several hours a day at the gym working your absolute hardest, but if you go home and slam fast food and pizza all day, you’re being counterproductive. Plain and simple, you will not see optimal results if you are overeating and making poor food choices, no matter how much time you invest in the gym. Make sense?

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Getting a good night’s sleep may curb those cravings.

Sleep key to weight loss

Researchers at Stanford University in the US have found healthy sleep patterns help balance the hormones responsible for food cravings and overeating.

Ghrelin is the hormone that stimulates hunger and is created when we fast for several hours. Leptin is the hormone produced when we eat, and it creates feelings of satiety that shut down our hunger centre, thereby forcing ghrelin levels to drop.

Studies have found that people who get five hours’ or less sleep a night have higher ghrelin and lower leptin levels than those who get eight hours’ sleep a night. People who were sleep deprived had greater cravings for carbohydrate-rich junk foods. Lack of sleep also led to leptin resistance, which results in the body being unable to burn fat effectively, leading to weight gain.

Melatonin (the sleep hormone) has been shown to help restore leptin sensitivity. When you are sleep deprived you don’t secrete enough melatonin.

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Losing weight presents a challenge for many people. Some have tried dieting and given up, while others simply wish they were thinner. It is hard to hold yourself back from foods that you like, and exercising requires a lot of exertion, so the easiest way to lose weight is to engage in tips that do not require either one.

Is Swimming a Good Exercise for Increasing Strength?

If you’re looking for a way to strengthen muscles while getting in a great cardio workout, you may want to buy a membership to your local pool. Swimming is an effective and natural form of cardio exercise that helps you build and tone muscles simply by working out in an aquatic environment. The water provides the resistance you need to strengthen your muscles for a sleek, lean look.

Swimming is an effective form of strength training.

How Swimming Strengthens Muscles

Walking, jogging and running are all great forms of cardio exercise, but none can automatically provide the resistance you need to form strong muscles like swimming can. This is simply because water is much more dense than air. Your entire body has to work against the water, providing an instant workout. Your arms, back and leg muscles are likely to get the best strength training, depending on which stroke you are practicing consistently, but your entire body will benefit from a regular swim workout. Swimming has the added benefit of protecting your joints from jarring contact with the ground experienced in other forms of exercise.

Swim Workouts

Swimming for strength training requires a dedicated routine. Visit the pool three to five times a week. For overall strength training, practice a variety of strokes. The freestyle, or front crawl, works your biceps and triceps as you pull and push the water, and your quadriceps and calf muscles will strengthen with the flutter kick. To work your hamstrings, turn over on your back and practice the flutter kick while doing the backstroke. The breaststroke will strengthen your arm muscles, deltoids and pectorals in your upper body, and the accompanying frog kick works gluteals and leg muscles. To include your torso and hips more significantly in your swim, try the all-encompassing butterfly stroke, which will strengthen muscles throughout your body.

Limitations of Swimming

Swimming provides an overall strength-training regimen with the accompanying benefits of cardio, but it does have some limitations. It does not fulfill the full range of motions of a regular strength-training routine. Although you will grow stronger through a regular swim routine, to complete your training you may want to hit the gym for some weightlifting and other strength-training exercises.

Strength Training as Supplement

Swimming is a great cardiovascular workout that tones your muscles, but nothing can replace the challenge of a focused strength-training routine. If you want to build muscles to become a faster and stronger swimmer, focus your weight routine around the muscles you use for your particular stroke. Try weight training three times a week. Resting in between sessions allows your muscle fibers to recover and rebuild.

What Is a Good Gym Routine?

What Is a Good Gym Routine?

If you are physically active, you have a lower risk of developing certain types of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Consistent weight-bearing exercise also strengthens your muscles and bones, helping to protect you from injuries. Adults should perform a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week along with at least two full-body strengthening workouts to maintain their weight. To lose weight, aim for 250 to 300 minutes each week.

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To achieve two full-body workouts a week, split up your strength training sessions to target your upper or lower body. For instance, work your upper body on Mondays and Thursdays and your lower body on Tuesdays and Fridays. Do not work the same muscle groups two days in a row. Complete two or three sets of eight to 12 repetitions of each exercise during the workouts.

Before beginning your strength-training workouts, perform cardio exercise to warm up your muscles. Divide the minimum of 150 minutes of aerobic exercise between your four workout days by performing 40 minutes three days a week and 30 minutes one day.

Focusing the Cardio

Use cardio machines at your fitness facility to achieve at least the minimum recommended amount of aerobic exercise. Choose from walking, jogging or running on a treadmill, cycling on a stationary bicycle or using a stair climber or elliptical machine. Begin with a slow, steady pace, then work up to a comfortable aerobic workout that is challenging but not exhausting. Perform the “talk test” while exercising — talking to other gym-goers without gasping for air — to make sure you are working at a safe level. If you cannot carry on a conversation comfortably, lower the intensity and speed of the machine.

Working Your Upper Body

Use free weights or upper-body strength training machines — or a combination of the two — to target your shoulders, arms, chest, back and abdomen. Use dumbbells to perform biceps curls and military presses to target your arms and shoulders. Lie on a flat weight bench and perform bench presses with a barbell to work your chest. Strengthen your central back with reverse flies with two dumbbells. Work your abdomen with the bicycle move or Plank position.

If your fitness facility offers strength training machines for your upper body, you may find these machines to be helpful — especially if you are a beginner. Biceps curls, triceps extensions, chest presses, back rows and crunches all are possible on the appropriate strength-training machine. Ask a gym employee to instruct you on the proper use of this equipment to avoid injury.

Working Out The Lower Half

Work your thighs, glutes and hips with lunges and squats. Execute these exercises with dumbbells or a barbell or use your body weight as resistance. Calf raises on the edge of an aerobic step work your lower legs. Seated or standing calf-raise machines effectively mimic the traditional calf raise and provide an alternative. You also can work your thighs and hamstrings with a leg extension and leg curl machine, if available.

How To Get A Bigger Butt With Soy

In my 20 years of being a fitness instructor my clients always ask “How do I get a Bigger Buttocks?” I have found Soy Protein to be a solution for acquiring larger buttocks. This excellent source of complete protein is helping to reduce the over-weight epidemic and also increase muscle mass on the buttocks. By decreasing calories and managing protein intake it may be possible to understand the dietary factors associated with hunger control and weight management. Soy is a source of high-quality protein that helps you eat less often and decreases hunger. Thus this will overall make you weigh less but in fact the buttock becomes larger. Soy protein helps to maintain muscle mass during weight loss or body building programs. Here’s what nutritionists are saying about soy protein.

Soy is a fast-digesting, high-quality protein source with a superior amino acid profile (it’s high in argentine and glutamine as well as the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine), and isoflavones are powerful antioxidants with multiple health benefits. Soy adds womanly curves and is recommended for women who need to gain weight in the feminine areas. Such areas as the hips, thighs, legs and buttocks region. In addition, the rumor is that soy has estrogen-like effects is true. In fact, a recent study found that bodybuilders who consumed soy protein shakes twice a day for 12 weeks had a significant change in estrogen levels, and they gained much more muscle mass on the buttocks, legs and thighs than test subjects who supplemented with whey protein. For best results, look for a soy protein blend and take 20 grams before workouts and another 20-40 grams after.
Soy protein-containing foods (and beverages) can help Americans design a daily diet that meets these goals”, says Greg Paul, Ph.D., director of health and nutrition for The Solae Company. Soy protein, unlike other sources of protein, is not only low in fat, but is also cholesterol-free. Scientific research also indicates that protein provides greater satiety–the feeling of being full–than fat or carbohydrates, which can certainly aid in weight management issues.” The US Food and Drug Administration approved the health claim that “25 g of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease”. Soybeans have over 40 different nutritional compounds. Various soy ingredients are made from the soybean. These ingredients have different nutritional and functional properties. Soy protein is a useful ingredient for high protein snacks such as energy bars and drink mixes. As research shows Soy also helps to increase the size of female and male buttocks.

Soy isoflavones have also shown that they are good anti-oxidants and help protect the cardiovascular system from bad cholesterol or LDLs. Studies have shown that another element of soy isoflavones is genistein, which protect plaque growth in the arteries. Independent research has also proven that soy isoflavones build bone density and help keep bones from deterioration due to the compound daidzein along with genistein. New studies are researching the benefits of soy isoflavones in the prevention of cancer, particularly breast and prostate. Other research suggests that soy isoflavones may be effective for fighting cancer as well as pharmaceutical drugs.

The best way to take advantage of soy isoflavones is by eating soy products, including tofu, textured soy protein, soymilk, and by eating the beans themselves. Soy foods are considered by many nutritionists as a ‘perfect’ food. Not only do they contain soy isoflavones in abundant supply, they are a good source of all major vitamins and protein. Soy foods can replace meat, especially red meat, in almost any recipe. No longer found only in health food stores, soy foods can be purchased in almost any grocery store and even in some convenience stores as well. Soy foods are a staple of the vegetarian and vegan diets; many who live without consuming meat claim fewer problems with blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity.

There are many ways of increasing the buttocks size. The Brazilian butt lift has become a popular procedure in the US. Excess fat is taken from various parts of the body then is put into the buttocks. The surgery is very effective although there are major health risks including death. Certain self-help books on today’s market can naturally increase the buttocks size with Soy Protein and exercise. A popular book called The System – Build a Better Body by Octavia Lopez has focused on this subject. The book has taken the effects of Soy Protein/Soy Milk and combined exercise. Dr. Renee Lombardi and her staff in conjunction with other medical doctors performed clinical trials of The System. Showing an average of 3-5 inches gained on the buttocks.

How Does Playing Sports Affect Your Health?

From pickup games in a driveway or backyard, through recreational leagues and all the way up to highly competitive leagues at the college and professional levels, millions of Americans play sports every year. Each athlete has his own reasons for playing a sport, be it the competition, socializing with other people or the glory he finds on the playing field. Another factor that drives many athletes is the effects on their health from playing sports. Depending on the sport and the athlete, there are both positive and negative effects on your health.

Mental and Emotional Benefits

Playing sports affects your mental and emotional health due to the physiological effects that exercise has on the body. Jasper Smits, director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern Methodist University, and Michael Otto, psychology professor at Boston University, analyzed the results of dozens of studies involving exercise and mental health, and concluded that exercise can help reduce depression and anxiety, and can be especially beneficial to people who lack access to traditional treatments, such as drugs or counseling. Smits and Otto recommend not only focusing on the long-term gains provided by physical activity, but also the immediate, short-term gains. According to Smits, “After just 25 minutes, your mood improves, you are less stressed, you have more energy — and you’ll be motivated to exercise again tomorrow. A bad mood is no longer a barrier to exercise; it is the very reason to exercise.”

Physical Benefits

The physical benefits of playing sports are numerous. Exercise in general controls weight by burning calories, improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system, placing a lower strain on the heart, and increases an athlete’s energy level while improving the quality of sleep. It also provides longer-term benefits, such as the reduced risk of diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, reduces the level of body fat, improves the cholesterol makeup of the athlete’s bloodstream and makes the bones and muscles stronger. The athlete also develops the physical skills needed to compete in a given sport, such as hitting a baseball or kicking a soccer ball.

Negative Effects

Despite all the benefits that can be gained, there are some drawbacks to playing sports. The competitive nature that drives most athletes, especially elite athletes, often leaves them prone to injury through overuse or overtraining, or by ignoring injury to play through the pain in order to help their team. Coaches can facilitate this behavior by ignoring the issue or by pushing an athlete to continue even when she is hurt. This attitude can be even more dangerous in a collision sport such as football or ice hockey, where concussions are a regular occurrence. An athlete who sustains a concussion — which is the brain being bounced off the sharp ridges of the skull — must fully recover from the concussion before practicing or playing again, or he puts himself at risk of sustaining an even worse concussion. Repeated head trauma causes chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disorder that can cause memory loss, confusion, poor judgment, aggression, depression and dementia. Boxers, football players and hockey players often suffer from the effects of CTE years after they retire.

Benefits of Team Sports

While athletes who play individual sports receive many of the same physical and mental benefits that athletes in team sports receive, there are additional benefits to participating in team sports. It provides you with a way to meet new people and expand your social network. Team sports provide you with a sense of camaraderie with your teammates, as you work together to achieve victory. Playing a team sport can be especially beneficial for children. It can help teach them to set aside their personal desires in order to help the team. They can also learn that hard work and perseverance can help them achieve their goals and dreams — a valuable lesson that they can carry throughout life.

Why Should Children Play Sports?

Why Should Children Play Sports?

Sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that provide a variety of benefits other than physical activity. Participation in sports can help build self-esteem and confidence, can motivate children to excel academically and can help build social skills. Participation also can teach children the benefits of goal-setting and practice.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is the most obvious benefit of sports participation. Children often spend too much time watching television or playing video games. But sports practices and games provide an opportunity for exercise that can help keep kids in shape and healthy.

Social Skills

Sports participation can help children develop social skills that will benefit them throughout their entire lives. They learn to interact not only with other children their age, but also with older individuals in their coaches and sports officials. Kids learn leadership skills, team-building skills and communication skills that will help them in school, their future career and personal relationships.


Participation in sports can have a huge positive impact on a child's self-esteem and confidence. Children who participate in sports get praise and encouragement from coaches and parents, which helps to build self-confidence. They also learn to trust in their own abilities and push themselves. Constructive criticism is also a major part of sports participation, and young athletes learn to accept such criticism and use it to their benefit. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry suggests that parents be actively involved to ensure that children get the most out of sports participation.

Academic Success

It is no surprise that children who participate in athletics excel in academics as well. They can apply the same principles of dedication and hard work learned through sports participation to their studies. According to an article published on the website America, playing on a high school sports team increases a young woman's chances of graduating from college by 41 percent.

Lifelong Health

Sports participation promotes health and wellness not only through childhood but throughout a child lifetime.Sports such as swimming and golf are especially beneficial because the child can continue to play as an adult, benefiting from the physical activity. Children who participate in sports might also be more aware of healthy food choices. Although sports participation is an excellent avenue to promote health and wellness, parents and coaches must encourage healthy living and be positive role models as well.

Social Benefits of Children's Team Sports

Social Benefits of Children's Team Sports
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All types of sports can benefit a child by building self-confidence and promoting mental and physical well-being. Team sports, in particular, provide a child with additional social benefits. Whether a child is the star of the team or the second string, the team aspect teaches skills a child can use in athletics and in everyday life.

Team Attitude

Team sports promote a team attitude. Coaches often say, “There’s no ‘I’ in team,” which means one person doesn’t win or lose the game. Children work cooperatively to achieve a common goal. Having a team attitude teaches a child that while he can’t always control the outcome of a game, he can always try his best and suppor his teammates. He should always display good sportsmanship because a bad attitude reflects negatively on the whole team.


In an individual sport, skipping practice only hurts the individual athlete. In a team sport, what one member does affects the whole team. As part of a team, a child learns responsibility by going to practice when she doesn’t feel like it. Participating in any sport also encourages good time management skills. A child must organize her time to allow for homework, chores and sports practice. Time management is especially important because when a child is late or unprepared for a game or meet, she’s not just letting herself down, she’s letting down the whole team.

Problem Solving

Playing on a team can teach two types of problem-solving skills: strategizing to beat the opponent and solving conflicts among teammates. A strategic child might work with his team to create plays to counteract the opponent’s defense, or the child might discuss making player substitutions to match the strengths of opposing teams. An effective problem solver learns to compromise when disagreements with teammates arise. He learns to communicate with children from a variety of backgrounds, including kids who are loud and bossy or shy and submissive.


Sometimes in team sports, waiting is the name of the game, and waiting teaches patience. On a softball team, a child waits for her turn at bat. On the swim team, a swimmer waits for her teammate to touch the wall so she can dive in and swim her leg of the race. Practice drills promote patience as the child waits in a line for her turn on the playing field. Children also practice patience when helping teammates to learn a new play or master a new skill.

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How Does Playing Sports Make You More Healthy?

How Does Playing Sports Make You More Healthy?
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There’s no doubt that playing sports can potentially benefit your health. Some of the benefits are more obvious, but you may be surprised to find out that you can benefit not just physically, but emotionally as well. Before starting any new sport or exercise regimen, though, consult your doctor to make sure it’s safe for you.

Physical Health

Most sports involve a certain level of physical activity; some more, some less, but all typically get your heart pumping faster at least part of the time. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends all adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week, or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity each week, to help stave off chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Of course, it’s still important to check with your doctor before embarking on any new sport.

Mind-Body Benefits

The most obvious benefit to playing sports is the benefit to your physical body, but sports can help your mind stay healthier too. In fact, researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that older people who participate in sports and exercise had significantly less brain shrinkage overall — a sign of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease — than those who didn’t do as much exercise.

Healthier Relationships

Most sports involve working cohesively in a team environment. Even sports with individual scores, such as swimming, have a team-building component, such as when that swim team goes to a swim meet in another city. With that team component can come more cooperation skills, more focus and more commitment, reminds the Yale Medical Group. All of that can lead to healthier relationships with other people and a healthier outlook on life.

Success in Life

Numerous studies have shown that participating in sports also correlates to more success in school and work. A report from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, found that people who participated in sports earned higher pay. Students who participate in sports also tend to have higher grade point averages, better attendance and a higher likelihood of going to college, suggests Dr. David Geier, a sports injury physician based in South Carolina. More success in these areas can lead to a number of better outcomes, including better access to health care and more resources to deal with health-related issues when they arise.

The Worst Fitness Advice Of All Time

The Worst Fitness Advice Of All Time

That’s what my mom would say when I complained about being fat as a kid. She wasn’t completely wrong. If I wanted to lose weight, riding my bike more wouldn’t hurt. But I took her words as gospel, and for decades I equated exercise with weight loss, fooling myself into believing that I could eat like a pig as long as I was active. (Example: I used to make Doritos-and-ketchup sandwiches on white bread as an after-school snack. Don’t you dare mock me! They are fantastic.)

I did as mom said and rode my bike around our suburban neighborhood. I ran track and played on multiple sports teams in high school. In college I walked 20-30 minutes to class every day, played pickup games, and ruled intramural sports. After graduation I regularly hit the gym five times a week. Yet despite all that effort, I still looked like a Nutrisystem “before” photo.

Finally, in my 30s, I tried P90X, a high-intensity workout program that comes with a recommended diet. Following its guidelines, I shrunk my meal portions, stopped eating packaged and processed foods, and cut out alcohol. And I lost 35 pounds.

Sure, the workouts helped, but intense exercise was nothing new to me. It was the diet that finally knocked off the weight.

My point is that we all receive bad fitness advice, often from well-meaning people: parents, coaches, friends, bros at the gym getting so ripped, bro. If you’re like me, some of that bad advice sticks. But it shouldn’t. Here are five pieces of lousy, outdated fitness advice to ignore.

1. If You Want to Lose Weight, You Have to Exercise

Not true. This is what people who sell exercise equipment and workout programs want you to think. If you really want to shed pounds, you must get your diet in check. Exercise is good—the benefits are many—but losing weight is about putting fewer calories in your Chalupa-hole.

For those who prefer hard science: When researchers from Hunter College recently studied the Hadza hunter/gatherer tribe in Tanzania, and compared its lifestyle to the typical Western lifestyle, they found no difference in energy expenditures between the two. So whether you hunt birds and pick berries all day, or sit in an office cubicle, your body burns about the same amount of calories. In other words, obesity is not caused by inactivity. It’s a calories-in problem.

THE TRUTH: If you want to lose weight, eating healthier foods and ingesting fewer calories is key. To give yourself an edge, find a weight-loss buddy. According to a study published in the journal Obesity, people who attempt to slim down together can significantly influence each other’s results. This helps explain why husbands and wives who attend programs such as WeightWatchers together regularly have success.

2. No Pain, No Gain

“Come on! Three more! You can do it! Push!” We’ve all heard these “words of encouragement” in the weight room. My high school football buddies used to shout them as I struggled to eek out one last bench press during team training sessions. As a bonding experience, and a willpower test, these workouts had value. But they set a terrible precedent. I equated pain with gain and discounted any workout that didn’t leave my body in agony.

“No pain, no gain is a bad strategy for lifelong exercise,” says Dr. Michael Otto, author of Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being. If you’re not an elite athlete and you’re exercising for the health benefits, including better heart health, improved mood, weight regulation, increased energy, or getting more sleep, there is no need for pain. You can attain all of these benefits with minimal discomfort. Plus, a painful workout is one you are less likely to repeat.

THE TRUTH: Moderate exercise for 40 minutes, four to five times a week, is all you need to glean the health benefits of exercise, Otto says. Walking, jogging, dancing, swimming, volleyball, touch football, and shooting baskets all count as “moderate exercise.” Even some common chores meet the requirements. For a list of moderate exercises and the length of time they should be done, copy and paste this URL into your browser (after you finish this article, of course):

3. You Can Build Long, Lean Muscles

About five years ago, I bought myself a set of adjustable dumbbells. I kept the weight low and went high-rep. Why? Because I didn’t want big, bulky arms. What I wanted were—and I’d heard this phrase for years—long, lean muscles.

Well, I was an idiot.

Shane Doll, a personal trainer in Charleston, S.C., says he laughs when companies advertise the ability to sell someone the means to long, lean muscles.

“There has always been a misconception that weightlifting and resistance training will make you big and bulky,” Doll says. “What nobody thinks about is that, from a pure anatomical standpoint, the idea of making your muscles longer is impossible. The joint distance never changes. The physiology behind that is pretty simple yet they think, ‘Pilates or this machine will make my muscles long and sleek.’”

If the marketing was true, people who did Pilates would look like Plastic Man.

THE TRUTH: Whether it’s Pilates or pushups, the adaptation of the muscle tissue does not change. Muscle bulk only happens with intense workouts coupled with protein and/or other supplements.

To get the lean, toned look of a swimmer (in the absence of swimming, of course), Doll recommends using a variety of resistance exercises, completed in fast-paced circuits that use burst training principals, which are short bursts of high-intensity effort. Reps should be in the 8-20 range, or work in sets of 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. By varying the number of repetitions, rest periods, exercises, and other variables in your workout, you’ll continue to develop or maintain a lean physique without reaching a plateau.

4. You Gotta Carbo-Load, Bro!

No, you probably don’t.

When I was doing P90X, on the nights before the very challenging plyometric workout, I would gorge on pasta because that’s what I thought you were supposed to do before an intense workout. Once again, I was wrong.

“Unless you’re going to physically exert yourself for more than 90 minutes the next day, you really don’t need to think about carbo-loading,” says Nancy Clark, RD, author of Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook.

THE TRUTH: To prepare for a big event, the best strategy is to continue eating your normal, healthy sports diet (a plate filled with two-thirds grain, starches, veggies, and fruits, and one-third protein) while cutting back on training, Clark says. “By taking a rest day, your muscles have the time they need to store those carbs that you eat instead of burning them off in yet another workout.”

This is one reason why high school, college, and NFL teams have easy practices the day before a game. Besides letting aches and pains heal, athletes’ bodies are able to store carbs for energy.

5. The Best Time to Work Out is Morning/Night

I have friends who swear that working out in the morning is better because it boosts your metabolism all day, increases your energy, and gives you a natural high that carries into the afternoon. I have friends who say that night is the best time to work out because you can burn off all of the calories you consumed that day, plus you’re so tired at the end that it’s easier to fall asleep.

Who’s right?

When it comes to fat loss, there’s not much of a benefit either way, Doll says. And while minor details like when you work out, what time you take your whey protein, etc. are great for Internet debate, they ultimately don’t make a big enough difference to matter. What happens over a 24-hour period is what truly matters.

“I’ve seen too many of the ‘rules’ be broken, and people still see great results. Hard work, adequate rest/recovery, and consistency with clean nutrition are 95 percent of the equation for most,” Doll says. “Elite athletes and bodybuilders can make an argument that the last five percent is pretty important, but this is far from something the average Joe or Jane should concern themselves with. The big picture gets lost in the details.”

THE TRUTH: The best time to work out is whenever you most feel like exercising and/or can fit it into your schedule, Dr. Otto says. “There is some research suggesting that the time of day you work out may give you better performance should you also compete at that time, but these effects are subtle.”

If you want to get a little more specific, follow these simple guidelines from Doll, who has been a trainer for 20 years:

1. Avoid high-intensity training (burst training, interval training) later in the evening, as it produces chemicals in the brain that can make it difficult to fall asleep and can disrupt natural circadian rhythms.

2. The best time for weight training is when your maximum effort can be exerted.

3. Avoid exercising shortly after eating a meal. If you train in the morning, eat a small amount of whey protein or a piece of fruit as a pre-workout snack. Digestion should be kept to a minimum.

The Bottom Line

If you’ve been eating and working out based on advice you received so long ago you can’t remember where it came from, question it. When it comes to working out, conventional wisdom changes as quickly as the science, which is still discovering how the human body works.

Herbal Health Supplements For Athletes

Herbal health supplements have numerous benefits especially to an athlete who needs more energy than a common person. Today, we want to be more energetic and we want to do more our daily life. Athletes require more energy. They want to run faster, jump higher, throw longer, play better and win their sporting event.

It is a well proven fact that the steroids involve the risk of health dangers. Athletes were looking for supplements that are safe and are effective in enhancing endurance. Herbal supplements suffice the requirement as they are safe and have very few or no side effects. They reduce the risks manifold that the manufactured steroids and drugs generate. Herbal supplements are an excellent source of energy and strength for an athlete. For example, Ginko Biloba is an herb which can increase an individual’s mental power, it helps in increasing energy levels too. The herb is a safe nutrition supplement for athletes when taken under strict medical supervision.

Common herbs like turmeric and ginger help athletes by boosting their energy levels. Though they are not regarded as energy producing herbs but they help in easy and better digestion of good. As better digestion means more release of energy, these herbs help trigger the release of energy and increase overall energy levels in an athlete. An herb named Gotu Kola was used by Indian Americans as an energy giving tonic. It is believed that this herb facilitates clear thinking in the brain. It also boosts the flow of blood through blood vessels. Another herb named Siberian Ginseng is an herbal supplement for athletes. Athletes from Russia as well as all over the world used to take Ginseng regularly to increase their stamina and reduce their stress. Licorice, is an herb that increases energy levels in an athlete. It arouses the adrenal secretions and reduces the symptoms of allergies.

The best herbal supplements for everyone, including athletes, are manufactured from standardized herbal extracts. This means that they are the finest ingredients available. Look for the herbs that you are interested in at local health food stores. Here are some worth mentioning:
Eleuthero: Helps in increasing oxygenation of body cells. It boosts the enduring power.
Fo-ti- : It provides strength and improves cardiovascular system.
Codonopsis : It is a mild substitute of Ginseng. It strengthens muscles while reducing weakness and stress. It also enhances digestive power and thereby increasing energy levels.
Nettles : They are highly nutritious and are a good source of protein. They counteract fatigue and help in building blood cells.
Dandelion root : This herb helps in improving liver functions. It helps sportspersons to pull through quickly after exercise.
Dipsacus : This herb is known to stimulate metabolism while developing ligaments and bones too. In China, this herb is used for discomfort in lower back and knees.
Cayenne : This natural herb removes toxin in blood. It stimulates entire body.

Herbal supplements for athletes are unique in their own way and are finding their use in all the sporting events in modern times.

History Of Tryptophan

From 1980 until 1990 tryptophan was by far the most popular and respected natural sleep aid available at health food stores. In early1990 the United States Food and Drug Administration decided to remove all the tryptophan from health food store shelves due to a sudden outbreak of an illness called Eosinophilic-myalgia syndrome that occurred among some individuals who had taken the natural sleep aid. After the United States government decided to ban the product most of the other industrialized countries soon followed the lead. Ultimately almost five thousand people reported getting sick and twenty seven people died from the serious illness. The symptoms included muscle pain, weakness, and severe joint pain. A lengthy investigation determined that the problem was a contaminated batch that was manufactured by a Japanese company called Showa Denko KK, which had recently changed a production process to incorporate genetically engineered bacteria. The ban remained in effect until two thousand and one.

In February of 2001, the Food and Drug Administration finally decided to lift the ban on selling tryptophan, but kept an importation restriction. Meaning all had to be manufactured within the United States borders. This is the statement that they released:

“Based on the scientific evidence that is available at the present time, we cannot determine with certainty that the occurrence of EMS in susceptible persons consuming L-tryptophan supplements derives from the content of L-tryptophan, an impurity contained in the L-tryptophan, or a combination of the two in association with other, as yet unknown, external factors.”

Since 2002, tryptophan has been readily available again in the United States and no reports of Eosinophilic-myalgia syndrome have been reported. Most other industrialized countries have followed the United States as well. There are definitely manufacturing companies currently making high quality tryptophan products. I believe it is currently safe for people to use. It is a main precursor of the well known sleep-inducing substances serotonin and melatonin. This means it is one of the raw materials that the human brain uses to manufacture these very important and needed relaxing neurotransmitters. By taking it in supplement form we are making more available to produce the neurotransmitters that are absolutely necessary to induce deep sleep. With out proper deep sleep we a re very susceptible to many serious health conditions. Sleep is of the utmost importance.

Melatonin is currently the most popular and well respected of the natural sleeping aids available. It is a more direct precursor to serotonin than is tryptophan. Melatonin is also much cheaper. I almost always will recommend melatonin to my clients as the first thing to try to resolve sleep problems naturally. But one thing I have found is that for some reason the people that do not respond well to melatonin can sometimes find it effective. For many people it is a useful natural sleep aid, but tryptophan has never really regained the popularity that it once enjoyed prior to 1990. And, yes there is large amount of it in turkey meat. It is why we feel so sleepy after thanksgiving dinner.

The Health Benefits of Sport and Physical Activity

The Report from the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace states that young people can benefit from physical activity as it contributes to developing healthy bones, efficient heart and lung function as well as improved motor skills and cognitive function. Physical activity can help to prevent hip fractures among women and reduce the effects of osteoporosis. Remaining physically active can enhance functional capacity among older people, and can help to maintain quality of life and independence.

Physical activity and psychosocial health

The WHO has estimated that “one in four patients visiting a health service has at least one mental, neurological or behavioural disorder, but most of these disorders are neither diagnosed nor treated”. A number of studies have shown that exercise may play a therapeutic role in addressing a number of psychological disorders. Studies also show that exercise has a positive influence on depression. Physical self-worth and physical self-perception, including body image, has been linked to improved self-esteem. The evidence relating to health benefits of physical activity predominantly focuses on intra-personal factors such as physiological, cognitive and affective benefits, however, that does not exclude the social and inter-personal benefits of sport and physical activity which can also produce positive health effects in individuals and communities.

Sport and Physical Activity as part of a Healthy Lifestyle

A number of factors influence the way in which sport and physical activity impacts on health in different populations. Sport and physical activity in itself may not directly lead to benefits but, in combination with other factors, can promote healthy lifestyles. There is evidence to suggest that changes in the environment can have a significant impact on opportunities for participation and in addition, the conditions under which the activity is taking place can heavily impact on health outcomes. Elements that may be determinants on health include nutrition, intensity and type of physical activity, appropriate footwear and clothing, climate, injury, stress levels and sleep patterns.

Sport and physical activity can make a substantial contribution to the well-being of people in developing countries. Exercise, physical activity and sport have long been used in the treatment and rehabilitation of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Physical activity for individuals is a strong means for the prevention of diseases and for nations is a cost-effective method to improve public health across populations.

Is Nerium Skin Care Toxic For Consumers?

Consumers who are reviewing skin care products based on youthful results should consider the product known as Nerium. With the emergence of several blogs and reviews of the product, there is heavy scrutiny around the concept, is Nerium a scam or not? In basic, the issue surrounds the use of nerium oleander, which doesn’t present the probability of toxicity.

Is Nerium Skin Care Toxic?

No. If you read through reports related to the plant extract used in small doses within these products you understand the medicinal properties it presents. Among the conditions that doctors used nerium oleander to treat includes skin issues. This includes acne, discolorations, and warts. In skin care products, the extract doesn’t present a probability of poisoning users as it is created with a small amount of the substance, and it is not ingested.

What Does It Do?

Essentially, the Nerium products provide skin care options to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also provides adequate moisture levels, which are necessary to give skin a youthful appearance. Product suppliers claim that it works better than other options on the market. However, results vary among users and the product doesn’t affect two users in exactly the same way.

Are There Warnings?

Yes. Primarily, women who are pregnant or breast-feeding their babies are warned to refrain from using any products that contain nerium oleander. Additionally, consumers who have electrolyte or heart conditions should not use these products unless their primary-care physician or a specialist makes this recommendation and monitors its effects closely.

Consumers should evaluate the results and warnings whenever they choose to use any new skin care products. This doesn’t imply that they are scams, however; some ingredients could lead to allergic or toxic reactions based on their current medical conditions.

While nerium oleander is an effective extract for creating medications, it is advantageous to ensure that the products you choose have safe levels of the plant substance. Nerium AD is a skin care product that is made from this extract; reviews indicate that it is safe to use and presents you with a wealth of benefits. To learn more contact your preferred retailer today.

The 7 sins can be good for you

Vice can be nice! Sarah Marinos explains why greed, lust and the rest aren’t all bad.

The 7 deadly sins can be good for you

Since Pope Gregory created his deadliest sins short list in AD590, lust, sloth, gluttony, anger, envy, greed and pride have received bad press – unfairly, according to Dr Simon Laham, a research fellow in psychological sciences at the University of Melbourne and author of The Joy Of Sin (Constable). “For a long time we’ve been told  these things are uniformly bad and if we commit these sins we’re going straight to hell,” he says. “But they are more complex than we think – and they can be good for us.”

1. Lust

If you are lustful, you are probably good at details and problem solving. Lust improves our focus and attention and so helps us break down a problem and work through it logically. Laham says research has also shown we are more helpful when we are lustful. When men and women in a laboratory were asked to volunteer or to help a stranger, those lulled into a lustful state were more giving. “We increase our attractiveness to potential mates by appearing agreeable and generous,” Laham says. “So when we’re aroused we play up these qualities.”

2. Gluttony

Research shows people who are dieting are worse at problem solving. “This may be because dieters are preoccupied with food-related thoughts,” Laham says. “Or it may be simply that glucose replenishes our resources so we function better.”

People who don’t eat well are less generous. “Bring people into a laboratory, give some a piece of cake and leave the rest hungry and then ask them to donate to charity. The people who’ve eaten donate more,” Laham says. Rewards like food and money are processed by similar parts of the brain. If you’re hungry you not only crave food, you’ll hold onto your money.”

3. Greed

Who says money can’t buy happiness? “Money can make you happier if you spend it on experiences rather than possessions,” Laham says. “Experiences are often social and social relationships are important for happiness. Experiences also age well. You are left with the memory and can reinterpret that through rose-coloured glasses.”

Research by psychologist Kathleen Vohs found even thinking about money can also help us resist pain. Vohs asked people to count stacks of banknotes or to count banknote-shaped pieces of paper. After this their hands were plunged into a bucket of hot water. “The people who counted real banknotes felt less pain,” Laham says. “So it may be that thinking about money gives us a sense of being invulnerable.”

4. Sloth

Sleep is perhaps the ultimate slothful state. “But sleep improves our memory and ability to recall information,”
Laham says. “Experiences during the day are consolidated and formed into a network in our minds and this facilitates memory and insight.”

California State University researchers also found the slower our lifestyle, the more helpful we are. Why? Laham says “psychological overload” makes us blinkered. “We put on blinkers to remove distractions and to cope,” he says. “When we slow down we notice more and look beyond ourselves.”

5. Envy

“Most people think comparing ourselves with someone better off makes us feel bad, but it can boost mood, self-image and performance,” Laham says. “One study in Canada asked fledgling schoolteachers to compare themselves to an experienced, award-winning teacher. They read a newspaper article about this woman – a target of envy. The young teachers were then asked about themselves and were more likely to see themselves as intelligent and talented – like the teacher they’d just read about.”

Envy can also make us feel success is attainable. “A high performer can teach us how something is done and may change our expectations of what can be achieved,” Laham says.

6. Pride

“Encourage people to feel proud of themselves by telling them that they’ve done well at a task and then give them another task to do, and the proud persist longer at that task,” Laham says. “Pride induces a sense of control and the more you feel in control of what is happening, the more you are likely to act and persist in that situation because you feel more effective.” And, contrary to what you might believe, proud people are liked.

“If you’ve worked hard and put in effort and feel proud, people like that. It’s authentic pride,” he says. “But if your pride is based on arrogance – it’s narcissistic – that gives pride a bad name.”

7. Anger

Research from the Bar-Ilan University in Israel gave people a series of puzzles and told them the puzzles could be solved once a single rule had been worked out. In fact, the puzzles were unsolvable, but researchers wanted to study the reactions of the group. Some became dejected – and gave up. Others became angry. When the same people were given a second task, the angry people persisted and were more likely to solve the problem than the dejected group. “Anger can motivate, increase perseverance and help us face obstacles,” Laham says. “Angry people may also be regarded as more competent. Outward expressions of anger such as a serious facial expression can signal toughness and dominance. So you may be more likely to succeed with people because your expressions suggest you’re tough-minded.”

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Good Reasons Why Laser Liposuction is a Great Choice These recent years, the laser liposuction has increased in terms of its popularity. There are even a lot of people who are already using this form of liposuction especially in the stomach area. The reason for this is that laser liposuction can help you get the body shape or stomach shape that you wish for without going into a difficult and complex process. It help remove the excess fat with the use of laser making the process to be a lot easier. It can even help remove the unnecessary fats that are in difficult areas which the traditional liposuction cannot do. So, you will no longer have to exert much effort in doing much exercise just to get the shape that you want with the laser liposuction. Despite the fact that you will do a lot of exercises, there are some fat tissues that cannot be removed but by only with the use of laser treatment. This is indeed a good way for you to accomplish the body shape that you have wished to achieve before but failed with the other treatments. This treatment surely lessens your worries about the muffin top, love handles, and other fat deposits that you have in the body. Laser liposuction is actually a better alternative for tummy tuck surgery since it is safe and do not requires longer recovery period. Most of the plastic surgeons who choose to do laser liposuction. This is because it is less harmful even to the affected areas.
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The fact that the tool laser is being used, you can expect that there will be less scars which are smaller. Unlike the traditional liposuction forms which will make use of large devices resulting to noticeable scars, laser liposuction do not. You will experience a little pain with laser, during and after the procedure. This then makes it very quick for the patients to get back to their normal activities because they can recover easily and quickly. If ever you will feel pain, you can just buy a gentle pain reliever.
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A compression garment is what patients need to wear after having liposuction so there will be proper healing. But this is no longer a requirement in the laser liposuction. Laser treatment will give a firmer, tighter and more contoured. This is the reason why there is no need of a compression garment. You will no longer suffer swelling for many weeks because it can heal quickly with laser liposuction. So, if you wanted to experience a good body shape and stomach, then you have to opt for this treatment. This is surely a kind of treatment that you will love.

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How Effective is Platelet Rich Plasma? The start of the formation of the platelet can be traced inside the bone marrow. When you have platelet, you are assured that you have immediate clotting when you have wounds, making your wounds heal fast. The average lifespan of any platelet is about 7-10 days, and these platelets float in the blood and travel all throughout the body until it is used. When there are injuries, like for instance there are breaks in the integrity of the skin, the platelets will immediately coagulate on the site to rejuvenate the skin and to hasten the healing process. When clots are formed, there will be release in growth factors as well. The various blood groups will go into the area where there are growth factors present. In the platelet rich plasma therapy, the use of the growth factors make it possible for healing to occur in areas of the body where there are injuries. In a 6 cc of blood, you can expect to get at least 1 million platelet; and it is what you will find in platelet rich plasma or PRP. The idea that is involved in the healing process is that the more platelets that you have, the more growth factors are available; thus, in a range or 3-5 million platelets you achieve faster healing.
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What methods are using the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP? A study is conducted involving platelet rich plasma concentrate where it is introduced to people with tennis elbow or epicondylitis. There were people assigned in the treatment group and the control group in the study of PRP; and it revealed that those people on the group that were given PRP, 60 percent of them noticed improvement in their conditions; while only 16 percent in the control group were able to see some changes.
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Achilles tendon problems are proven to be managed with PRP, the same management being used in the treatment of tennis elbow. There are variety in the results obtained in the study. The study has truly aided the people who have the tennis elbow problem, and more so are the people that are also experiencing Achilles tendonitis. Diseases such as plantar fasciitis, gluteus medius tendonitis and rotator cuff tendonitis of the shoulder have been addressed with the use of PRP. The tendons that are faulty are introduced with PRP through its injection; the procedure is safely done because it involves the use of ultrasound so that the needle will be guided on the right track and the right location where it is needed. The injury is created for healing to take place, and that is why the needle is used to create holes in the tendon to stimulate injury and so that there will be healing that will occur. In order that there will be healing to happen, the injury in the tendon is simulated through the use of the needle so that there will be growth factors that will accumulate on the injured area.

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Breast Enhancement Made Natural

Avoiding invasive procedures while achieving a prettier, more symmetrical, larger, and firmer breast is the goal of all natural breast development and enlarging creams that are sold in the market these days. Look at yourself an imagine how you can easily increase your breast size from a cup B to that of a moderate cup C in just a matter of few weeks. A lot of women who have tried the natural breast enhancing cream have seen the good results on them and are living proof that the cream makes their breast firmer and larger. The use of the natural breast enhancer will allow women to avoid the pain and expenses of dealing and having to go into an invasive procedure or surgery. One great natural development cream will not only make your breast more firm and large but will also give you a naturally large and firm breast, something that cannot be achieve with saline and silicone implants from the surgical way.

The breast development creams are made by patterning the natural process of breast increase that happens during puberty and pregnancy stages of every woman. Most of the researches being made and done by scientist on the natural breast development programs are being directed to simulate the ways on how a female enhances her breast naturally through the stages of life such as puberty and pregnancy. Natural breast development achieved through natural creams is an evidence that herbs that allow breast growth are effective. What the organic boob increase cream does to the body is that it sparks a new growth development on the breast tissues as well as on the mammary glands.

Estrogen and progesterone are just some of the body’s hormones that get released in excessive amounts during the puberty stage of a female, and this is the main reason why breasts will start to increase in size. Two of the most dominant factors that affect a woman’s breast shape as well as size would be the length of time that the puberty has affected the body and the type of genetic material that the woman has. Breasts will generally become much larger if there are more hormones that are able to help it develop well. Women can actually develop their breasts only slightly if they are following a diet that contains a lot of hormones that are similar to a male’s; these hormones can halt the puberty development in women and will also stop the breast growth. And because a woman’s body will not be able to produce more hormones as they grow older, they will ultimately lose their chance to have their breasts grown to their full forms naturally.

Women who have had smaller breasts due to premature end of puberty can take delight in the natural breast increase creams that are very effective at restarting the breast development due to the mastogenic herbs that have similar effects to estrogen and progesterone.

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Delicious Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

Green tea is well-known for being full of antioxidants. One of the most popular varieties, matcha, contains the same amount of antioxidants as 10 glasses of traditional brewed green tea. Unlike other teas, which are brewed from bits of pieces of the tea leaf, the entire leaf is used in a single serving of matcha green tea. It is consumed to help people lose weight, increase energy, or just for enjoyment. While many people drink tazo matcha green tea powder mixed it hot water, there are many other delicious ways to make this healthy beverage.

For people who prefer a hot and creamy drink, matcha powder can be mixed with any type of milk to create a healthy latte. Cow’s milk is the most popular, but both soy and almond milk are perfect companions to the earthy taste of this green tea. Making a matcha latte is simple. Start by mixing a spoonful of matcha powder with two ounces of hot water. Quickly whisk the liquid until the powder has completely dissolved. The powder will look foamy and be bright green in color. Add freshly steamed milk and stir to until it is thoroughly mixed. Drink the hot tea immediately. If you want your tea to be a little sweeter, add honey or agave. You may also garnish the drink with a sprinkling of cinnamon or cocoa powder.

Matcha can also be enjoyed cold. Consider turning powdered matcha into an unconventional smoothie. In a blender, combine a teaspoon of matcha green tea with equal parts of orange juice and almond milk. Add a handful of ice and blend until smooth. If you don’t care for orange juice, any other fruit juice can be used. Cranberry, apple, and even pineapple juice are all excellent choices. The juice gives the somewhat bitter green tea a more tart flavor. This is a the perfect beverage to accompany a balanced breakfast.

When preparing matcha green tea, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. This tea can be enjoyed both hot or cold, unsweetened or sweetened. Some tea enthusiasts even add it to baked goods or savory dishes. With all of the health benefits that matcha green tea has to offer, it’s time to figure out your favorite way to consume it.