Five Tips to Keep You Active at Home

Someone who wants to stay active doesn’t have to go out to join an expensive workout centre. There are a few simple ways that a person can stay active at home or in his or her own neighbourhood, often with minimal visits to Mick Simmons Sport . Here are five activities to try.

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Walking in the neibourhood is an ideal way
to enjoy the fresh air while being active.

Walking

Walking is one of the easiest and most effective ways to stay fit. Furthermore, there are plenty of places to walk in and around a home or flat. For instance, a person can walk up and down stairs. Walking a staircase approximately ten or twelve times a day can help to keep someone active. Of course, a person doesn’t have to start walking the stairs six or seven times. An individual can begin by walking the stairs two or three times and work up from there. Other great places to get in some walking time are in the basement of the home or in the garage. Of course, if a person can walk in his or her neighbourhood that’s an ideal way to enjoy the fresh air while being active.

Dancing

Dancing can be done practically anywhere in a home and it’s a simple way for a person to get his or her arms and legs moving. A person may turn on the radio in the kitchen while making lunch and try a few dance steps there. Or, a large sitting area is the perfect place to turn on a favourite CD and dance around for ten or fifteen minutes. Not only does dancing keep a person active, it helps to relieve stress as well.

Exercise While Completing Routine, Daily Tasks

This is a way to sneak activity in while performing those necessary daily tasks. For instance, a person may do some deep knee bends while loading the clothing dryer with wet clothes. Every time the person takes a few garments out of the washer, he or she can do two or three deep knee bends or squats, then put the wet clothes into the dryer. These quick exercises can be done while cooking a meal, taking out the rubbish or ironing clothes. It’s amazing how many deep knee bends, squats or stretches a person can do at various times throughout the day at home.

Try an Exercise DVD at Home

Most public libraries have a collection of exercise DVDs that a person can check out and use at home. The good thing about this is that people can try all sorts of exercises to find one that they enjoy the most. Some suggestions for exercise DVDs include yoga, aerobics, Pilates, simple stretching and dance exercises. Individuals can learn these exercises for free in the privacy of their own homes.

A Stationary Bike

Finally, someone who likes to ride a bicycle, but doesn’t want to ride around the neighbourhood may want to get a secondhand stationary bicycle. These can be found at thrift shops and stores that sell used exercise equipment. If someone loves to watch the tele, he or she can peddle away on the stationary bike while taking in a favourite program. This is an ideal way to get thirty or forty minutes of exercise in while focusing on something else. Plus, a stationary bike can be ridden regardless of the weather forecast!

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How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Health

Thinking positively helps almost every aspect of your life. It makes you feel better, it makes you more likeable and it makes you mind less when things go wrong. One perk that most people don’t recognise is that it can actually have a positive effect on your health outside your mind as well. So if you go out into the world thinking as well as you can, you might just live longer as well as better.

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Keeping a positive outlook keeps things in
perspective, perspective reduces stress.

Behavioural Effects of Positivity

Acting like a happy person is actually really healthy. Happy people are motivated, they don’t get put off their food, they sleep, they clean their homes and surroundings and they socialise with others. All of these things are good for your health. In short, positive people take better care of themselves. Simple as that.

Stress Related Illnesses

One of the biggest pieces of advice doctors give people when they are unwell is ‘reduce stress’. Stress related illnesses are common and can be horrible. Stress leads to a lack of ability to eat, drink, even sleep correctly. Being unable to maintain a simple upkeep on your own body is a real problem and you might not even notice that you’re doing it. Keeping a positive outlook keeps things in perspective, perspective reduces stress.

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is tied into stress related illnesses, but serious enough that it deserves its own category. As you grow older a stressed, angry, negative life is one of the biggest causes of high blood pressure. The stress and temper issues build up over your lifespan and you end up with blood pressure issues. Keeping calm, positive, even happy, will allow you reduce your blood pressure without doing annoying things like changing your diet.

Humours Effects on a Body

Humour is one of the most amazing things you can do for your body. It might seem silly but keeping a good positive sense of humour will hold off a number of things. Keeping yourself happy and positive will increase cell function throughout the body. It will allow your body to oxygenate and repair itself better and assist you in building up your immune system and resisting diseases.

Energy

One of the biggest problems with depression is the fact that you lose your energy quickly. Positivity effects that in pretty much the opposite way. A positive person’s body processes essential chemicals more efficiently and burns energy less. This effectively allows you to do more and burn energy less, all that for the price of a smile.

Obviously these aren’t the only benefits and a person wishing to find out more should contact a psychologist, books, or websites like www.talkingminds.com.au for information on the effects of positivity and support on methods to remain positive. Staying happy will allow you to do more without making yourself sick, and to live longer and happier.

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5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Hair Loss

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If you have dandruff or other scalp disorders you hair will not be as healthy as it could be.

Losing your hair can be devastating to some people, and may contribute to a loss of self- confidence, and affect every aspect of life. Thankfully there are ways and means of preventing hair loss, and things that you can do to ensure that you have your hair for as long as you can. Here are 5 things you can do right now to prevent hair loss in the future.

Find Stress Relief Techniques That Work For You

For a lot of people, stress can be one of the main causes of hair loss. Your hair directly reflects the health of the rest of you, so if you are under a lot of stress, often your hair could be showing signs of damage, and may fall out completely, such as in the case of Alopecia. In this fast paced, technological world, more and more so, people are looking for ways to reduce the stress in their lives, and there are many ways of doing this. You don’t need to fully change your whole life, but sometimes just adjusting things, or taking 20 minutes a day to sit quietly and breathe can really make a difference to stress levels. Talking to someone about issues is another great way of finding some peace when situations in life are getting you down.

Change Your Diet

They say ‘you are what you eat’, and this includes your hair, as it is a part of your body. If you are not getting enough nutrients in your diet, or there are things that you are having too much of, then this can really affect the health of your scalp and hair. Taking the time to ensure that you are getting all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs will help you to have beautiful hair longer. Visiting a nutritionist can help with this area, or ensuring that you are getting enough fruits and vegetables is a good place to start.

Keep Your Scalp Healthy

Your scalp is where your hair grows from, so you need to make sure that it is healthy to ensure that your hair gets the best start in life. If you have dandruff or other scalp disorders you hair will not be as healthy as it could be, so get onto your scalp care.

See a Hair Specialist

If there is a history of baldness in your family then you might want to consult a hair specialist and get some expert advice about what you can do to prevent hair loss. Hair specialists make it their business to know hair, and they could shed some light on the situation to prevent you from shedding your hair. Check out hair specialists such as http://www.transitionshair.com.au/

Look After Your Hair

If you are constantly dying, heating, straightening and perming your hair, or using heaps of chemicals on it, then it is not going to take it very long for it to start losing its health. Its really important to give it some time every now and then to come back to its normal state, otherwise you could start losing your hair unnecessarily.

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The Truth About Cellulite

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Even the sexiest women
have cellulite.

Let us face the truth about cellulite, it can’t be eliminated. Once you have those dimpled fats, there’s no way of getting rid of them permanently (based on studies and experiences). Though there are several therapy, creams and oral supplements that claim to remove cellulite, they haven’t been supported in both scientific and medical field. However, there are things you can do to minimize and improve cellulite appearance. But first you have to understand the truth about cellulite.

Cellulite is lumpy deposit of body fats that are trapped underneath your skin and right above your muscles. It is commonly visible in thighs, buttocks, hips and upper arms. It affects both sexes but more common in women and even the sexiest women have it. Although genetic plays important role in having cellulite, there are several more theories that are being considered.

Hormonal – there are hormones that are believed to aggravate cellulite.
Ethnicity – cellulite is more common in Caucasians then Asians.
Lifestyle – cellulite is more prevalent to those who have high-stressed lifestyle.
Diet – eating foods with too much sweet, rich in carbohydrates and fats aid in the appearance of cellulite.

How to grade your cellulite?

Grade 1 – cellulite is visible when you pinch your skin.
Grade 2 – cellulite is visible when you are standing but invisible when you are lying down.
Grade 3 – cellulite has visible roughness on the skin whether you are standing or lying down.

So while you are waiting for the science to stumble upon the cure for cellulite, these following steps will help minimize and improve the cellulite appearance.

1. Exercise regularly to eliminate those bulges. The lesser bulges you have, the less visible your cellulite are.
2. Moderate your carbohydrate and fat intake. Eat foods that are rich in fiber.
3. Use lotions with CoEnzyme Q10 to keep the skin firm.

Céleteque Dermoscience Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm Review

It seem like this part of the world is not spared from the Arctic air. Though it’s not freezing cold here, we can feel the chilly breeze that makes my daughter’s delicate skin excessively dry. Her lips are also dry and chapped which tempt her to lick her lips without knowing that constantly moistening her lips just makes them drier and split. A good way to break her lip-licking habit is to keep a lip balm handy. But because of her sensitive skin, she was prohibited to use cheap, flavoured, smelly lip balms by her dermatologist. And so I am grateful that Céleteque DermoScience Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm just came on time when my daughter needed it the most. All three of us (me, daughter and husband) are using it for 5 days now and we love it!

dry and chapped lips dry and chapped lips (before using Céleteque
DermoScience Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm)

soft lips with lip balmsoft lips after 5 days (with Céleteque DermoScience
Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm)

Céleteque Dermoscience Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm with SPF15 is just one of Céleteque DermoScience skin product lines that combine the efficacy of derma-grade ingredients and the expertise of dermatologists into cosmetic skin care products.  It is proven safe because of its top quality ingredients. It has moisturizing oils that will keep the lips soft and smooth and Mulberry extract that helps lighten discoloured skin so I recommend it to those with stained lips due to smoking. Most importantly, it has SPF15 that will protect the lips twice as much against UVA/UVB rays.

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soothing lip balm with SPF15

Here are more reasons why we love Céleteque DermoScience Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm with SPF15

1. It is a little mentholated thus there’s a slight cooling sensation which we find really soothing.
2. Light. No icky feel because it is not too oily.
3. The smell is mild. No fruity smell that will tempt my daughter to lick her lips often.
4. My husband is not ashamed to have it because it’s in a tiny pot instead of the lipstick type.
5. It is hypoallergenic.  It didn’t give allergic reactions to my daughter’s sensitive skin.

I highly recommend Céleteque DermoScience Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm to protect the lips at all times, be it winter, windy or summer. Using it will ensure that your chapped lips will be healed faster by keeping it well moisturized.

*Disclaimer:
I am in no way related to Céleteque. I received this product for evaluation purposes and was given enough time to use it and give my honest opinion.