Eating Healthy – Simple Tricks To Stay On Track

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We are heading into the holiday season and you know what that means, eating healthy is going to start getting a little tougher to do. It’s not impossible, just a little more challenging. To help you stay on track try some simple ‘tricks’.

There are many things you can do to make sure you eat better besides just your foods. Remember too, that it’s not just about eating healthy, it’s also about how much exercise you get. So, if you know you are going to splurge on your holiday meal, or just on a Friday night, you can ‘undo’ some of the bad side effects by working a little harder. So if you normally spend 30 minutes in the gym, you may want to do a little extra.

Another great strategy is to simply get right back up on the wagon if you fall off. Every day is a new beginning to your weight loss efforts. One day here and one day there isn’t going to completely undo all your hard work, as long as those ‘slips’ do not happen too often.

So, what should you eat? Well, to a degree that will depend on you and your overall health and whether or not you have any underlying health concerns. If you do, you may want to talk to your doctor to help you set up a healthy diet plan.

For the most part, though, a healthy diet will consist of eating mostly natural foods. Try to stay away from eating too many processed foods. Many people will go to the store and pick up a bunch of frozen ‘diet’ dinners. This isn’t really all bad except that whenever you eat prepared food there are usually a lot of preservatives and sodium in them. It is always better to make your dinner from scratch using only fresh ingredients.

To take it up a notch try to eat only organic foods. There are more and more organic stores popping up all around the country, I live in a very small town and we even have an organic food store.

When you eat foods like rice, pasta or bread stay away from the ‘white stuff’. White bread, white rice and regular pasta do not add anything to your diet but they can add a lot to your hips. Instead eat whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta and brown rice.

Do not underestimate the number of calories that are in fruit juices either. Many people will think that they are getting some helpful fruit into their diet by drinking fruit juices, but in many cases they are adding hundreds of extra calories a day.

One last tip, drink enough water. Most people in this country are actually dehydrated. A good rule of thumb is to remember that by the time you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated. It is recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces of water everyday.

Eating healthy does not have to be a chore. Some simple daily changes in your diet can have a huge impact, for the good, on your health. Start small and you can build up from there.

Easy Anger Management Skills

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For the person who is dealing daily with anger problems, it is important to learn skills that will be effective in coping. Below I will cover three skills that may help in this cause. Not all strategies work for all people, so it is necessary to try until you find one that works for you.

*Acupressure. Tapping or rubbing the body achieves this technique. Briskly massaging your body when feeling tense and upset causes an individual’s energy to move around their body, which results in relaxation. It is very difficult to remain angry when your body is relaxed.

* Keep a journal. When an individual writes about the situations that upset them, it helps to get the negative thoughts and emotions out of their head. By journaling about feelings and emotions, a person is able to rid their minds of unhealthy thinking and put them on paper. Keep track of what caused the anger, how your body reacted and what you did. You might further cover alternative ways you could have dealt with the situation. Next time try using the alternative method.

*Remove yourself from the situation.. If a person realizes they have difficulties controlling their temper, they might consider staying away from situations that may cause heated arguments. If a person has a regular pattern of lashing out during specific situations, avoiding the situation altogether should work. Some situations and people just tend to get you going. Avoiding them if at all possible takes away the negative emotion that comes with it.
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There are so many methods available for learning to control excessive anger. A person who recognizes they have such a problem can choose from so many there is bound to be at least one method that fits their personality. In the long run, taking this time, making this effort, will result in a much happier life for all involved.

Short Term Wrinkle Solutions

Wrinkles happen as we age. If you can’t afford plastic surgery, there are short term wrinkle solutions you can use. The best part is that there are very few risks so you just have to consult with you dermatologist. Let’s talk about each one in alphabetical order.

First is Botox which has been around for over 10 years. This is a protein toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria that is injected in small amounts into the body helping the muscles relax and make the lines disappear. It is effective in treating crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, frown lines and laugh lines despite the fact that some studies show it causes new wrinkles to appear. It is good for 3 to 6 months and can be repeated.

Similar to Botox is collagen which has been used for over 25 years. It is used primarily as a tissue filler to soften lines around the mouth, to help augment lips, correct early degrees of muscle loss and erase acne scars. The injection is good for only 3 to 4 months. Before you can be injected with this protein, doctors will have to do some skin tests first to make sure you are not allergic.

There is a treatment called autologous fat transfer. Here, fat is removed from one part of the body and then it is used to fill the gaps caused by the wrinkles. Usually, fat is extracted from the buttocks, stomach or thighs. Since the patient’s fat is being used, there is no chance of allergic reactions taking place.

Another soft tissue filler is Restylane that is considered to be an injectable cosmetic treatment. This comes from hyaluronic acid which has proven to be very successful in Canada and Europe. Basically, this is a gel that is a basic component of the human skin. Unlike other procedures that fill in the gaps caused by wrinkles, this lets the skin cells “float” making it very suitable for large folds of skin often seen in the mouth and cheeks. This is effective for about 6 to 9 months with low incidence of allergic reactions.

Then there is also Hylaform which is an alternative to collagen and those who want to use it do not have to undergo an allergy test. Just like the rest, this has to be injected into the skin at regular intervals in order to treat wrinkles.

The procedures mentioned are not covered by insurance and do not have any health benefits. The only thing it can do is hide away those wrinkles for a few months and when they start to appear again, you have to go back to your dermatologist for the next treatment.

Apart from the short term wrinkle solutions, there are also home made treatments which you can use to treat and prevent pimples. Most of these use simple things you can buy at the grocery and you may have to mix some of them. You should clean your face first so the pores will open and it can be absorbed by the skin, left to dry before it is rinsed.

So are short term wrinkle solutions the way to go? If you want to avoid the pain that is often endured with other costly treatments and the long recovery time, then the answer is yes.

Get Over Guy – Your Choice – Easy Or Hard

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If you’re reading this article you and your guy have broken up. Either you decided things weren’t working out and you were strong enough to end it, or he decided to end it.

Either way you are no doubt dealing with a lot of pain and conflicting and confusing feelings. You’ll be happy to know that you do have some control in how long it takes to get over the guy. The choices you make right now can make the difference between being able to move on as a healthy, whole person who will be able to find love again, or someone who is bitter and angry and unable to ever let someone in again. It’s up to you.

I’m assuming that most people reading this would choose to be able to heal fully and learn to love again. If you would prefer the second option of being angry and bitter I don’t have much help for you here, but I wish you well anyway.

If you don’t want to have to carry the weight of your grief anger and disappointment around with you for the rest of your life than you need to take decisive steps right now to put it all to rest and give yourself time to heal all those wounds. Sure, you’ll always have a few scars, we all do, but they don’t have to ruin the rest of your life or make it impossible for you to ever love again.

Here are a few of the things you should concentrate on during this difficult time in your life, doing so will help you find a little relief from the pain and also help you to be able to move on more quickly.

The first thing you need to do is concentrate on you. It’s a common problem for women in relationships, women are often more giving than men and in a relationship that trait can show up as a woman not doing the things she enjoyed doing because her partner didn’t want to do them. Start doing those things again. Find joy doing all the things you put on hold when you and your ex were together.

If you don’t really have any of those things, find other things that you’ve always wanted to do. There’s not a whole lot of things that are good about this painful time, but you can use this time to make some positive changes in your life. We all have ‘to do’ lists of things that we want to do. It can be anything from looking for a new job to getting a new hairstyle. Whatever is on your ‘to do’ list, now would be a good time to work on those things.

Just remember, that not only can you get over guy, you can heal and even improve yourself so that in time you’ll be able to give your heart to someone new. It may seem impossible now, but hang in there and you’ll find that it’s very possible and even likely.

Personal Stress Management: Relaxation Strategies

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It’s a plain fact that only you can help yourself overcome stress and the key to that starts with your mind. Without knowing it, the mind is the initial target of stress since everything that happens in our life is initially perceived and processed by our brain. Learning to control your chain of thoughts and a few relaxation tips can do wonder for your personal stress management.

Relax and say goodbye to stress

The first method in dealing with stress in your own personal way is to learn how to relax. It might not be much but professionals and therapists agree that being relaxed while in the throes of stress can help you find solutions in getting rid of it. There are plenty of methods that can help you relax, and you can choose one that will suit you best.

Music and dancing

It is true that the music soothes the savage beast, and your mind is definitely savage when under the influence of stress. Playing instrumental music or nature sounds can ease your mind and help you relax. Some would even recommend dancing to the melody of the music to release the tension that builds up in your body. Loosening all those tight muscles can help you relax as well as increasing the circulation of blood and oxygen into other areas of your body promoting a healthy outlet to stress.

Massage

The body and the mind are connected. The mind can perceive what the body can feel and vice versa. By pampering your body, you can help your mind relax and put you in a calm mood. Getting a massage is a great way to give your body a break, and your mind as well. Shiatsu can do wonders in getting those tired muscles out of your system which will help you feel balanced and energized afterwards.

Aromatherapy massage can also help you relax. Being rubbed with scented oils like jasmine or lavender can help your mind relax while the soothing massage gently caresses your body.

Meditation of mind and body

Meditation is a great way to reduce the tension that builds up in your mind while under the influence of stress. Originally part of the pagan religion, stress is now being incorporated by many professionals as a healthy resort to stress and problems. Try to find a quiet place in your mind or in your office. You may sit down or lie down. Focus on each and every single area of your body and commanding them to relax with your mind. You might feel slightly heavy afterwards since you are internally focused.

Try to visualize an object or phrase a question in your mind. Focus on it as long as necessary. Fleeting thoughts and scenes will flash through but pay them no heed. After a while, your mind will stop projecting images and you will feel like as if you’re floating in total nothingness. You will feel refreshed after meditation and you will be ready to face stress in the face.

Physical exercise

One personal stress management technique that can dispel stress is to find an outlet for your mental and emotional burdens. Physical exercise is a highly recommended approach in dealing with stress and is incorporated by stress management clinics and workouts worldwide.

Since the mind and the body are connected, keeping it healthy will have a profound influence in your state of mind. Doing at least 4 times of physical exercise a week can improve your cardiovascular functions and strengthen your heart.

This will help you avoid effects of stress like stroke, high-blood pressure, muscle pains, and so on.

Fitness for Women- Stay Fit and Healthy!

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Here are 10 tips for women to stay fit and healthy:

1. Staying fit and healthy starts with a balanced diet. Know and monitor the right weight for your age. Consult your doctor to learn what food you should avoid and follow your eating discipline routines. If you are trying to lose some weight, foods with high calories should be omitted from your meals. Food with high fiber and low fat should be included a priority in your grocery list instead of red meat, sugars and fats.

2. Drink plenty of water. Drinking at least eight glasses of water everyday. This cleanses the body from impurities. It is also advised for lactating women to increase water intake to keep the body hydrated.

3. Take Vitamins and Supplements. Do not forget your Calcium supplement. Sufficient Calcium intake is beneficial for women of all ages. This has been proven to prevent having cramps and Pre-Menstrual Period (PMS) Symptoms. It also prevents Osteoporosis especially for menopausal women. Vitamin E boosts strong immune system. Women who undergo menopausal period should take Vitamin E-400 as it stops night sweats and hot flashes. Also, Vitamin E is said to be best in avoiding wrinkles when aging.

4. Quit smoking. If you are smoking, stop. It is also a big “NO” for pregnant women, as this will affect the health of the baby. Pregnant women who smoke may pass the harmful content of cigarettes to babies through the bloodstream. Recent studies have shown that women smokers are more prone to diseases than men smokers. Women who smoke have a high risk of getting breast cancer. Also limit your alcohol intake.

5. Incorporate exercises in your daily routine. Take a walk after work, use stairs instead of elevator or play with your kids when you are at home. Home exercises are also effective especially when you do not have time to go to the gym and would like to lose some weight. Yoga and Pilates are only a few of the many effective exercises you can do at home. Exercises help in limiting the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

6. Avoid stress. Many women are prone to too much stress. Stress has been known as cause to many sicknesses. As much as possible take time to relax. Read a good book, hang out with friends and engage into sports. Pamper yourself by going to parlors or you can do some shopping. And do not forget to get enough sleep to revive your energy.

7. Use sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Wear hats when under the sun to protect your skin. Too much sun is bad for your skin. The skin is prone to cancer when exposed to too much sunlight. It also speeds up the aging of skin cells, which causes wrinkles to women.

8. Make sure to visit your dentist to keep that beautiful smile. Always have it cleaned to prevent cavities and bad breath.

9. Visit your Gynecologist. Women who are eighteen and above should have their Physical Examination annually especially for the Pap Smear test. Women who are forty and up should have their mammograms and the Breast self-exam is encouraged once puberty has been reached and should be a habit as they mature

10. Safe sex is strongly recommended. Use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

Finding A Senior Dating Group

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If you are a senior thinking about getting into a senior dating group, know that you aren’t alone. Many seniors are looking for potential mates that are approximately their age, so there are thousands if not millions of others who are thinking in the same direction you are. So the question really is: how do you find the right dating group for you?

Look for a Well Established Group

One of the best things you can look for is a group that is fairly well established. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to have a long business history though. A senior dating group can be great even if they are fairly new.

What you need to look for is a website that works well and doesn’t have technical difficulties. Also, a site that has a lot of members is preferable to one that one has a few people on it. If you can find feedback about a site, see what people are saying. Not all sites will have this feedback, but if a lot of people seemed to be pleased with the dating group, then there is a good chance you will be to.

Are You Comfortable With the Group?

While this may seem obvious to some, you definitely have to make sure you are comfortable with the senior dating group that you join.

One thing you need to check into is whether the group of people there is appealing to you. Does this site attract the type of people you would associate with in person? Just like any kind of dating, certain groups seem to attract certain types of people. There is nothing wrong with this! This is what they are for! But that does mean that you may be very “in-tune” with some groups, but not so much with others.

Some groups are all about creating long term relationships that lead to marriage. Other groups may be more interested in casual dating or are for those who aren’t positive they’re ready for a serious relationship. You need to find a senior dating group that has many members who are looking for the same kind of relationship that you are.

Don’t Be Afraid to Talk to Many People

One thing that really must be said is that you have to get out and talk to people in your group if you are going to find suitable dates. Talk to many different individuals, be yourself, and keep an open mind. You will probably soon start having great conversations and finding certain people that you are very interested in spending a lot of time talking to. Perhaps a whole lifetime.

By finding the right senior dating group for you, you will be much happier spending time mingling with the group, and you are more likely to get the results you are hoping for. No matter who you are, and what you want to get out of getting back into the dating scene, there is a great group out there for you to join. All you need to do is find it.

Easy Hypertension Natural Remedies

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Over one third of Americans have hypertension. All those people think they need to be put on meds to get their blood pressure back to normal. For some people that is the only way to get their blood pressure into normal ranges. However, for others, there are natural remedies for lowering blood pressure.

One of the best ways if not the best way, is exercise. Exercise is a wonderful remedy for a huge number of ailments. For people that are overweight, have high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

You don’t have to hit the gym 7 days a week, or workout so hard you almost pass out. All it takes is a brisk walk for 20 to 30 minutes a day. That’s all you have to do is just get your heart pumping and you are on your way.

Another remedy is cutting out fatty foods. Try to stop eating at fast food restaurants; those are the worst places to go if you are trying to get healthy. There have been documentaries about what fast food can do to your body and your blood pressure.

Salt, cut it out all together. There are other things out there to add flavor to your food. Stop eating fried food, fried chicken, fried pork chops, fried fish; it’s all bad for you. If you still want to eat those kinds of food, well, you can. Just bake, broil or grill it.

One of the hardest things I had to do is cut back on my sodas. It’s true, look on the back of the labels of the next drink you have. You would be amazed at the high level of sodium that goes into each serving.

I know the alternative for soda doesn’t sound too appealing; however water is the best alternative for you. Water doesn’t do the damage that soda does and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper. It will make a world of difference in the way you feel as well.

Eat plenty of fruit people, apples, grapes you name it, it’s good for you. Try to eat grapes for a snack instead of pigging out with candy and potatoe chips. They taste just as good and it’s a whole lot cheaper and better for you.

I know all these remedies may be tougher to do then I make it out to be. However you have to take that first step. I wouldn’t recommend trying to cut everything out all at one time. I would take one step one week, then another in a couple of weeks and so on and so on.

It’s your life people, and you are the only one that can determine if you want to do this. If you decide to go with these hypertension natural remedies, your body will thank you for it, and so will the people who love you.

Developing Your Intuition

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Intuition is something we all have. It is that small feeling inside that so often leads us to the correct choice. Below are ways to help you learn to hear yours:

* Hypnosis – Perform self-hypnosis or you can avail of hypnotic programs that can strengthen your intuition.

*Meditation – Meditating means finding peace within. If your mind and heart are cluttered with a lot of baggage, you won’t be able to quiet down that part of you that can initiate intuition. There are so many ways to meditate: take a yoga class, or just simply practice some breathing that could bring you straight to Zen.

* Think positive – By staying positive, you attract good energy that would be able to easily recognize imminent feelings and events.

*Just let go – Let go of all your inhibitions and head to a quiet place where you can find out where the letting go has brought you. Sometimes you just have to listen to the voice within you, and that voice wouldn’t come out unless you let go.

*Never expect – After letting go of your inhibitions and all those little things that prevent you from thinking and feeling clearly, by no means expect an answer right away. Give it a little time.

*Trust your first impressions. – When you see someone for the first time and think that he is a bit too arrogant for your taste, chances are that impression actually holds true. Most of the time, first impressions are brought by intuition.

Intuition is helpful, because every now and then it leads you to something that cannot be achieved otherwise. A lot of lives have been saved by intuition alone. Decisions are easier made if armed by this gift. Expand your intuition now and harvest benefits you have never imagined.

Over the Counter Wrinkle Removers

There are different ways of dealing with wrinkles. You can choose to undergo a procedure or apply something to the affected area. Over the counter wrinkle removers are very much in demand because they are affordable. To give you an idea, here are the things you can get the next time you head on over to the drug store.

First are alpha hydroxyl acids or AHA. These products are water soluble and one example is Glycolic acid cream that helps remove hyper pigmentations and helps with photo damage, thickening of the dermal collagen and increase cellular turnover.

AHA’s contain lactic acids and when you buy this from the store, you should get the kind that has higher concentrations as lower ones cause irritation.

Next there is betahydroxy acids or BHA. These are lipid soluble. Most of the products in the market are exfoliants, anti-inflammatory and comedolytic. These are sold by some of the most popular names in the business and often recommended by dermatologists.

Combination hydroxy acids or CHA have both the ingredients of AHA and BHA. Don’t think that buying the first two products and then mixing it together will have the same effect because it won’t as each has its own pH level.

There are also products that have enzymes. The nice thing about it is that these are not irritating and it only digests the dead skin layer. It also stimulates cell turnover and allows other products to penetrate the skin. Two of the most common happen to be fruits namely papaya and pineapple.

Then there are the topical products. These are available in vitamin A, C and E and purchased in the form of creams and lotions. Vitamin A for instance reduces and eliminates wrinkles by breaking down the free radicals in the body. Vitamins C and E on the other hand are antioxidants and also does the same thing.

Something that can work with Vitamin C and E are alpha lipioc acids because it is also an anti-oxidant. It works by penetrating the cell membrane to eliminate free radicals that have already been broken down.

To find the best over the counter wrinkle remover takes time. This is because you have to compare how one does over the other. To help you out, you can try visiting various websites that have gathered all the information you need such as the price, its effectiveness, quality and wrinkle cream ratings. With this information, you will be able to find the right one for you to use.

Some people who are skeptic about this online information say that one brand is said to be better than the other because he or she was paid to make it look that way. In the end, you have to try it out to see who is telling the truth. If you are able to find something that works, why change it? You should just stick with what you have until something better and more affordable comes along.

None of the over the counter wrinkle removers will perform a miracle overnight. You will have to use it consistently for days or even weeks before you see any results because again, these wrinkles occurred over time. Whatever you use, make sure that you only use the kind that is of good quality with the right combination of vitamins and nutrients.