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5 Tips for Effective Weight Loss

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Fitness, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on 5 Tips for Effective Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight, here are five weight loss tips that will help you get on the right track – and just as important -stay there. 1) Get enough sleep every night A lot of people seem to think that sleep is just for babies and kids. As an adult, it is just as important to get the proper amount of sleep every night. I know life can be busy – trust me, I do! It’s important to make sleep a priority, since it allows you to get the energy you need for exercise. When you are sleeping, your body naturally creates a hormone that regulates your appetite for the next day. This means that if you have enough rest each night, you are less likely to crave and munch on unhealthy snacks. Did you know?...

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Healthy 72 Hour Backpacks

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Health | Comments Off on Healthy 72 Hour Backpacks

In case of an emergency, it’s smart to plan ahead so you will have some basic supplies available to you and your family. You may decide you want more than just a 72 hour backpack, but the backpack is still a great way to help you get started with some emergency preparedness essentials. You can buy your own 72 hour backpack that has most everything in it, but a lot of them come with unhealthy food (lots of sodium, sugar, etc.), so I have come up with a list of items you may want to include for you and your family. The items listed below are meant for one adult. Water This is one of the most important things you can have in any emergency kit. You can survive up to three weeks without food, but you can only...

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Benefits of Interval Training

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Fitness, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Benefits of Interval Training

We all know that exercise is essential for controlling blood sugar, normalizing insulin levels, and getting or staying in shape. There are different techniques that can help you exercise, and Interval Training is one of them. What is Interval Training? Rather than just doing cardiovascular exercise, Interval Training is a type of physical training which involves bursts of high intensity work and then followed by periods of lower intense workouts. Interval Training can be used with different types of exercise methods, such as running, stair climbing or cycling. Most adults should be able to handle this type of exercise, but if you have a known heart condition, you should see a doctor (cardiologist) first to give you the clear to start incorporating Interval Training into your exercise routine. How to Incorporate Interval Training During your Exercise: 1)  Choose an...

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Treatments for Dry Skin

Posted by on Dec 16, 2010 in Natural Solutions | Comments Off on Treatments for Dry Skin

There are several reasons you can end up with  dry skin. Depending on the severity of your dry skin, you can end up with the ever annoying itchy skin or sadly suffer from cracks and bleeding skin. I’ve listed some some easy ways you can naturally treat your dry skin, and if you have cracked or dry skin…please act sooner rather than later. Lather up Dry skin can be easily relieved by lotion or aloe vera gel (known fact, right? Read on…). Lotion is an immediate relief to dry skin, but it doesn’t necessarily resolve the underlying issue. It’s important to find a lotion that is all natural and paraben-free. The only way to know if your lotion of choice is really safe is to read the labels. Stay Hydrated A sign of dehydration is dry skin, so be sure to...

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Healthy Tips for Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Holiday | Comments Off on Healthy Tips for Thanksgiving

Here are some healthy tips to help you survive on Thanksgiving Day… Exercise A great way to start your Thanksgiving day is to exercise. If you plan on consuming more calories because of this traditional high calorie meal, a hearty workout will be very beneficial for you, including your waistline. Exercise is a great way to start your day, which can also help you maintain healthy choices throughout the day. You may want to focus on an cardiovascular workout, such as swimming, jogging, or using an elliptical machine. All would be great ways to burn a lot of calories for the day. Drink Water Just like any other day, it is important to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. A benefit to drinking enough water is that you eat less than you would if you were dehydrated,...

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Get rid of a Sore Throat within 24 hours

Posted by on Nov 1, 2010 in Natural Solutions | 2 comments

Did you wake up this morning with an awful sore throat? Having a sore throat is no fun, and here are some tips that will help make you feel better. • Get your immune system back in gear. Try to eat foods with Vitamin C and Antioxidants. Vitamin D3 is a great way to boost your immune system too! • Avoid processed sugars and artificial sweeteners! Processed sugars are just going to tear down your immune system and will only make things worse. If you are trying to get better fast, stay away from processed sugars. • Gargle your throat with sea salt. With 1 cup of warm water, add about 1 or 2 teaspoons of real salt and stir. Gargle your throat every 2 hours. The salt heals your throat, naturally gets rid of the bacteria and germs, and...

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Solutions for Postpartum Depression

Posted by on Sep 16, 2010 in New Mom, Parenting | 1 comment

What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum Depression is much more than feeling a little sad or tired. Postpartum Depression can effect woman usually for the first several months after giving birth, and can even last up to a year. Some of the symptoms include sadness, anxiety, irritability, fatigue,  changes in eating and/or sleeping patterns, and uncontrollable crying. Of course, talking about the symptoms is much easier said than actually going through it yourself. Many woman who have gone through Postpartum Depression have the guilt of feeling like they just aren’t happy being a mom. For many woman, that’s only the beginning. Causes of Postpartum Depression Many Doctors believe that Postpartum Depression is caused from a lack of vitamins and minerals in your diet, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, and sometimes a combination of all three. Solutions for Postpartum Depression •Sleep, Sleep,...

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Get rid of Acne – Naturally!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Beauty | 3 comments

Acne is one of those horrible things that seems to haunt us during our teen years. Finally, here’s some information teens and adults can put to use for clear and healthy skin! Get rid of Acne What actually causes acne? This is a great debate, and you can have acne for several reasons. Here are some common causes of Acne, and how you can get rid of it. •Wash your face before you go to bed – This seems like an obvious technique to prevent and get rid of acne, but it must be said! If you want to get rid of acne, you must wash your face before you go to bed, especially if you wear make-up. When you wash your face with your cleanser, rinse your face with warm water (this opens up your pores and gets...

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