Saturday, July 9, 2016

Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Stretchmarks

Friday, June 17, 2016

Foods for Healthy Skin

Monday, June 6, 2016

Can Exercise Reduce the Effects of Aging?

Can Exercise Reduce the Effects of Aging?

The positive effects of exercise for your health is well known by everybody. You certainly don’t need a scientific study to tell you that this is true. But can exercise have a positive effect on stopping the aging process? Read on to find out…
There has been new research that shows inflammation in the body can be reduced if you undergo regular physical activity. Why is this important? This type of inflammation in the body is part of the aging process and reducing it could help you lower the risk of diseases such as depression, heart disease, lowered mental function and the loss of muscle density.
Although past research has already shown that inflammation can be reduced through exercise, a new study that was published in the “Circulation” journal tracked the progress of individuals over a 10 year period to investigate the effects of exercise in the long term.
The result of this study was that in general terms, the individuals who were more active at the start of the study, or who had done more exercise towards the end had lower levels of inflammation. This is positive as decreased inflammation is a way to keep your body young.
The general level of fitness of these individuals were measured by the researchers by checking to see if they had met the guidelines of 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Although that amount sounds like a lot, it is actually quite doable. Here are a few tips to help ensure you get the right amount of exercise per week.

How to meet the physical activity guidelines
You can achieve the weekly physical activity guidelines by breaking up your workouts into 20-30 minute sessions per day. Some physical activities you could try include walking, running, cycling, housework or even gardening.

Try to Avoid Extreme Physical Exertion
Any type of exercise that requires you to exert 70% of your maximum physical effort over a 30 minute period counts as physical activity. If you exercise over this amount of intensity it could actually increase your inflammation levels.

Consider Interval Training
For a highly effective and time efficient workout try interval training.

Gradually Increase your Exercise Over Time
After a month of exercise, your body will strengthen and what previously felt like a difficult workout will be a lot easier.
As you can see there is more to the regular health benefits of exercise. It helps reduce inflammation and in turn the effects of aging. As long as you meet your weekly physical guidelines, avoid extreme physical exertion and gradually increase your exercise over time, you will be able to reap the benefits of reducing the effects of aging.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Anti Aging Diet: Foods to Avoid that cause Wrinkles

Saturday, May 14, 2016

5 Incredible Natural Remedies for Anti Aging

5 Incredible Natural Remedies for Anti Aging

We all know that aging is a normal part of life, yet we all across the world want to look young forever. The good thing is, our resourceful nature has created many natural remedies that can give us youthful and healthier skin. Here are some of the beauty secrets for you:

Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is great to remove age spots. The bleaching components of lemon juice works on age spots and freckles. It works to remove all the dead cells, and provide you a soft and attractive appearance.

1) Take a piece of lemon and squeeze out the juice,
2) Apply on your skin or face,
3) Leave it for around 15 minutes,
4) Rinse with normal water,
5) Do it every day for a better result.

Honey is a great solution for all your skin problems. If your skin is dry and you think you have lost a lot of skin water, it can help your skin by preventing moisture loss. It works to get rid of dead cells and promotes the rebirth of new skin cells.

1) Take a teaspoon honey on your hand,
2) Use it on your washed face with your hand,
3) Leave it for around 20 minutes,
4) Rinse your face with lukewarm water,
5) You can apply it every day for better result.

Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a plant with endless benefits for your skin. It works as a natural remedy for acne and pimples and removes oiliness from your skin. Aloe vera gel has a natural ingredient, called Malic acid that removes marks of your aged skin, improves your skin softness, and removes wrinkles and fine lines.

Apply: 1) Drag out the gel from a leaf, 2) Apply the gel on your washed face, 3) Rub for 5 to 10 minutes on your face or skin using your hand, 4) Leave it for around 20 minutes, 5) Wash off your face or skin with lukewarm water, 6) Apply it every day, if possible.

Olive Oil
Olive oil is an effective natural oil that helps the tightening of sagging skin and removes wrinkles and fine lines on your face. Since your skin pores can absorb the natural oil easily, it can nourish your skin quickly with the ingredients that that the oil contains, including vitamins, mineral deposits and ordinary fatty acids.

Apply: 1) Take some drops of olive oil on your palm, 2) Apply on your washed face and neck using your hand before sleeping, 3) Massage for about 5 to 10 minutes, 4) Wash off your face with normal water in the next day morning, 5) Use it every night for better result.

Rose water
Rose water works as a natural cleanser and help to remove the dirt clogging the pores of your skin. It also has a sharp effect to tighten your skin and it gives your face firmness and remove the puffiness under your eyes.

Apply: 1) Take two teaspoons rose-water and mix with 3-4 drops of glycerine, 2) Apply this mixture on your face and neck using you’re your hand , 3) Use it every night before you going to bed.

Now you know about the incredible anti aging natural remedies, try incorporating them in your regular skincare routine and look beautiful forever.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Tips For Cutting Carbs

Tips For Cutting Carbs

Carbohydrates are the major focus of every dieter's thoughts. Many diet plans are strongly against eating carbs, without considering the many carbohydrates that are beneficial for you. Cutting carb intake is definitely an effective way to lose weight, but carbs are still an important part of a healthy diet.

Low carb diets are very well-liked these days. Back in the day, eating low carb was considered crazy. “Carbs are meant to be good for you! Carbs give you energy. Carbs are meant to be part of every healthy diet.” Even though this is often true, it is a little more complex than it seems. There are healthy carbs and unhealthy carbs. By following a low carb diet, it simply means you are removing the bad carbs and eating an adequate amount of healthy carbs to maintain your energy levels keep your diet balanced. The following are a few suggestions that you can utilize to help in the maintenance of a low carb diet.

Pick foods that are based upon vegetables.
Vegetables don’t have a high carbohydrate content. Bear this in mind when you eat out - Choose side dishes that have a higher vegetable content. Many side dishes contains foods that high in carbs and are calorie dense.

For example, steamed veggies are a fantastic choice for a side dish. They are also wonder picks for snacks. One of the hardest things about eating a low carb diet is selecting healthy foods. Carrots, cauliflower and broccoli are all perfect choices for carb free snacks.

Use grated cauliflower as a substitute for rice.
Cauliflower has a low level of carbs and as an added bonus it cooks a lot fast than rice. It is also easily substitutable into many dishes as well. Just use grated cauliflower and cut your carb intake substantially.

Use a Bowl instead of Tortillas.
Reduce your carb intake by using dishes instead of wrapping up a tortilla. Simply prepare things the way you normally would, but instead of using a tortilla place the filling in a bowl. It will taste just as delicious will save you a lot of calories.
This might not work with quesadilla’s though since this would just mean melted cheese..

There are various ways to stick to a low carb diet and it doesn't need to be a complicated thing. By using these tips, it will help you feel full while reducing your intake of carbohydrates. It is entirely possible still live a regular life while limiting your carbs and. In no time, your new behaviours will become habits. After a while, you won't be able to tell the difference and you will feel healthier than ever before.

The Daily Habits of the Naturally Slim

The Daily Habits of the Naturally Slim

Do you have the friend who always appears to be ‘naturally’ slim, who can eat almost anything because they have a ‘fast metabolism’? You might think they are so lucky and that it all comes down to their genetics.

While genetics might play a small role, most of it comes down to their daily habits around eating and keeping fit. The good news is that you can do this too if you just follow these following tips:

1 - Slim people choose to be satisfied rather than full
Thin people often stop short of feeling full when eating a meal. They distinguish between the feelings of fullness with the feelings of being satisfied. By being more aware of whether you are satisfied you can help reduce the amount of calories you intake on daily basis.

2 - Slim people eat foods that aren’t calorie dense
Foods that are ‘bulky’ but low in calories help you feel full and satiated. These are often foods that have a high level of water content such as vegetables, fruits, water-based soups and stews and whole grains that are cooked. They also tend to be high in fibre content which also help you feel full.

3 - Slim people are conscious about portion sizes
This doesn’t mean that they go to the extremes of measuring devices such as measuring cups or food scales. But they are aware of what they are eating without making it an obsession. They focus on keeping to the principles of lean protein, vegetables and fruits.

They also use simple strategies such as ordering a single serve of food, eating ready-made meals that are portion controlled, avoiding the ‘family size’ restaurants and using plates that are slightly smaller.

4 - Slim people make themselves their number one priority
Often individuals who are unhealthy and overweight may be putting other people before themselves leaving no time to look after their health and well being.

Slim people make it a priority to eat right, exercise on a regular basis and take time out to relax from stress.

5 - Slim people have active lifestyles
Taking the stairs, walking from place to place or even working at a standing desk adds up over the day. In a study at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota participants who were self-proclaimed couch potatoes were divided into obese and lean individuals. The study found that the leaner individuals spent a lot of time standing and fidgeting in comparison the the obese individuals who sat on average an extra two hours per day. As a result, if the obese individuals simply stood for an extra 2 hours per day they would burn an extra 350 calories without even working out.

As you can see the daily habits of slim people are no ‘magic secret’. They simply involve lifestyle changes which will add up over time to become slim.