Back to school- few ideas to “borrow” from teenagers. By Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

By Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

 

Back to school- few ideas to “borrow” from teenagers

Sunshine
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

Years ago you were a cheerful teenager with passion for energy and party time, and now when you’re an adult version of yourself with lovely family and comfy house, you sometimes find yourself longing for good old times of constant fun and nonchalant lifestyle. It’s not that your “totally family man” life is less interesting and enjoying, but it’s about seeing your teenage kids living the life to the fullest and you being nostalgic about the time when you looked on the world through the pink eyeglasses. Well, if this looks like something going through your head these days, it is perfect time to evoke your high school memories by trying again cool teenage adventures:

Stay young at heart

While you’re relaxing in your comfy backyard armchair, go back to the times when you and your friends had a high school rock band and every weekend was only about gathering together, playing good old rock n’ roll hits and having hilarious party time. Instead of being lethargic and dejected, why wouldn’t you give a buzz to couple of your high-school mates and suggest them re-establishing of your old rock band. Wipe the dust from your old-school guitar, agree weekend “rocking sessions” and feel how the adrenalin warms up your blood again. Even after you’ve become a parent, don’t forget to keep your inner child as well.

Buy an old-timer cabriolet

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

Well, yes, you’ll invest a bit more money into this “teen-spirited” project, but when you sit into your laid-back -style cabriolet, turn the music on and feel the breeze in your hair, you won’t regret a single penny you spent on it. Give yourself 5 minutes of high-school fame, recall irresistible teenage vibe and hit the roads, Jack!

Camp beside the lake

Gather your friends and organize relishing weekend camping beside the lake, just like you did during your high-school summer holidays, with campfire, barbequing and swimming included. It’s never late to remind your wife on how she felt in love with you, and long walks alongside the lake, lovely moments beneath stunning sunset are just perfect opportunities for that.

Brighten up your life

Instead of letting your days pass in monotony and routine, better enter more light into your life and feel the charms of afternoon sun by spending more time outside. You can let the sun embrace your living space even when you’re inside, so while considering replacing the windows with retrofit double glazing in order to get more light and refreshed ambient, think like an adult, not a teenager.

Forget about worries

Worries are only causing you to get older faster, so forget about them for a while and live just for the moment. Why wouldn’t you do the first silly thing which comes to your mind? Paragliding – why not? If you think out, it’s better to pay for adventure which will realize your dreams and bring the joy into your life, than gambling the money in the casino – although even that has certain charms, as long as you’re not overdoing it.

Even though it was said so many times before, but regardless how many years you have- remember that life is short and it’s never too late to live it to the fullest even if it means reviving your teenage self.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

Ten Foods that Knockout Pain.

By Guest, Julie R.
surprising causes of back pain

Courtesy of: MemoryFoamMattressGuide.org

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

Age-Defying, Really?

By Tia Cristy

 

Age-Defying, Really?

Woman Washing Face ca. 2001
Woman Washing Face ca. 2001

We have heard of many products that promise to turn back the hands of time. Do many of them have much success? Billions of dollars have been spent each year, in trying to find the right product to regain one’s youth.

The fact is, it takes more than one factor to keep years of damage at bay. Remember, what goes in, will eventually come out. So, putting the right diet into your body will show through your skin, hair, nails, etc.

The most important thing our bodies need everyday is hydration.  Getting the daily amount of water is needed through beverages and foods. The right foods and vitamins will give the body what it needs to properly function, which helps determine how your outside, looks. How does this work? Working organs and blood will help build the essential amino acids your body needs.  This helps build collagen and the nutrients your skin needs.

Starting inside the body is the foundation, getting the right oils, protein and fat into the body, is first. Then, moving to the outside with exercise and toning will get that blood flowing the way it needs too.

Finally, finding the right skin products for your needs will help maintain that glow. Washing the face with the right cleanser for your skin type is a personal preference. Using natural products or oils for “healing” skin is always a good option.  I prefer coconut oil or olive oil for healing and eliminating dryness. Clean and healed skin has a better chance of staying youthful and keeping elasticity.

When it comes to anti-aging products, I have tried many for the benefit of my readers, mostly. The trails can be interesting, since I have sensitive skin. Plus, I like to give the true feedback since these products are extremely, expensive off the bat, or can cost less, but still add up, because they don’t work.

I kept hearing about Nerium AD. I was skeptical when I read that they use Oleander Extract, which can be toxic. It turns out the product is safe and effective on the face.

I tried the night cream, only for about two months, and I have seen nice results on my face, including smaller pores and diminished fine lines.  Other testimonies have declared strong results, while using the full line. The night cream is about $80.

So remember, if you are trying to achieve healthy skin, start with the inside first, and then, find the right products that work for you.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

 

How pets make your kids happier. By Guest Blogger Emma L.

By Guest Blogger, Emma L.

 

How pets make your kids happier

01

Children can easily get carried away by the idea of owning a pet, somebody sweet, furry, and adorable to play and cuddle with. However, when it comes to pets, there is more than just puffy tails and pretty eyes. Owning one is a great responsibility which your child should be aware of. Still, pet will teach your child many important things, and will bring immense joy in their life.

Pets make them healthier

When babies grow up with a pet, they are less likely to suffer from allergies. Studies have shown that by the time they reach six, the risk of getting allergic reaction to house dust and hay fever is reduced by incredible 75 per cent. In addition, doctors believe that children who are often licked by cats and dogs are early exposed to bugs which live in pets’ mouths and this exposure will protect them in future. Not just that, but children who have pets often spend more time outside, especially dog owners who have to walk their dogs daily. Exposure to fresh air and sun will only do good for your child.

Pets make them emotionally stable

Growing up is tough, and every obstacle and minor problem you encounter seem like an enormous mountain before you and you feel like you are helpless and have no clue how to overcome it. In tough times, children are more likely to turn to their pets for comfort, and sharing sadness or confusion with their furry friend will make them feel much better. In addition, children who have strong and healthy relationship with their pets are more likely to be helpful, and share everything with their peers.

Pets teach them responsibility

It is not just about cleaning up after them, bathing them, and making sure they don’t have fleas, but it is about other things as well. Your child will learn to take care of needs of others: if your cat has sick kidneys or allergies, they will buy special food and water for them; royal canine prescription for healthy joints and bones for their dog; special kinds of seeds for their bunny, and special meat for their ferrets. Your child will learn responsibility and generosity, and you will be proud when you see them taking their pet to the vet and taking special care of them if they happen to be sick.

No more anxiety and fear

Cuddling their four-legged friend will make child feel less scared and less alone when they’re insecure. Sometimes it is difficult for children to open up and talk about what bothers them, but when it comes to pets, they will know that their secrets are safe and that their pets will not judge them. Moreover, those who are only just learning how to read will be far more comfortable reading to a pet than to somebody else, because cats and dogs will listen carefully and not laugh at them even if they make a mistake.

Clearly, benefits of owning a pet are numerous, and if they have one, your child will grow up to be kind, responsible, and generous adult. Their childhood will be happier and they will learn what unconditional love and devotion are like, when they see the joy their furry friends greet them with every single day.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

 

Are You Hydrated?

By Tia Cristy

 

Are You Hydrated?

 

"Fit Man Drinking Water Isolated On White" by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Fit Man Drinking Water Isolated On White” by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

It is important to stay hydrated during the hot months of summer. A good way to tell that you’re getting enough fluids is, first and for most, remembering the last time you urinated. If you’ve been out in the sun for hours and haven’t had to pee for quite some time, there’s a good chance you need water.

Another good tell on dehydration is, the pinch test. The pinch test is just what it sounds like. Pinch the skin of your forearm and let it go. The skin should bounce back to normal, without your eyes even noticing it going back to normal, but if it appears your skin slowly goes back into place, then you need hydration.

Water is a great source to hydrate, but if you’re deeply dehydrated, grab a sports drink with low sugar content, yet contains sodium. This will quench your body’s needs faster.

If you find your skin has a yellowish tint, contact your doctor immediately. Staying hydrated is important for both your inside and outside. A lack of fluids can cause chaos to the nervous system, mental status and all major organs, which includes the skin. So, be sure to consume plenty of water during the day.

Remember, consuming alcoholic beverages, especially in the sun; can help in causing dehydration. So, drink in moderation and be safe this summer.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

9 Fruits For Glowing Skin

By Guest, Julie R.
9 Fruits For Glowing Skin

Courtesy of: Bestjuicerchoice.com

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

 

Nails Getting Ruined by Sunblock or Bug Repellent?

By Tia Cristy

Nails Getting Ruined by Sunblock or Bug Repellent?

Problem: During summer my nails get tacky again after I use my insect repellent, it drives me crazy!

Tip from Tia: It’s hard to keep your mani/pedi in tact without it getting tacky, when following good skincare rules for summer. I only have 2 rules; No bug bites, No burn.

There is alcohol in some sunblocks and bug repellents. This is the reason the nail polish, breaks down. The nail polish can have a latex base, and rubbing alcohol is great at removing latex.

An easy way to keep the polish from gumming up is to apply a simple oil to the nails. You can use baby oil, olive oil, etc. Just apply a small amount over the nail, where you can see it shine. Then, apply the bug spray/repellent or sunblock. The oil will repel the spray from reaching the polish.

This will help in allowing you to enjoy the outdoors, without causing more maintenance later.

Tips from Tia is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me
!

By Tia Cristy

Maintain Good Health with a Teaspoon of Sour.

By Tia Cristy

Maintain Good Health with a Teaspoon of Sour.

When a 90 year old woman was asked what she did to maintain good health for all her years, she knew the answer. She stated that everyday she took a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice when she got up in the morning.

This woman claimed lemon juice was the secret to her long life. And, that could be the real reason. Lemons are high in Vitamin C and surprisingly have a bit of iron and calcium. Lemons are also antibacterial as well as antiviral. They have the power to boost the immune system.

Though this tip may not be for everyone; drinking a teaspoon of lemon juice, next time you have your water handy, try adding in lemon juice. It just may be a great health benefit to you as well.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me
!

By Tia Cristy

Keep Ants Off the Picnic Table. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Keep Ants Off the Picnic Table.

 

Having a party or barbeque outside during the summer season is a joy, but dealing with the pests, can put a serious irk in your party. Especially, the ants that come marching around your food table.

If you’re on a patio, here’s a tip to remember, to keep the little buggers away. Ant’s can not cross chalk lines. So take a piece of chalk, and put a circle around each leg of the table. Ants won’t be able to climb the legs of the table, to get to the food. Don’t forget to circle around the umbrella base if the table has one.

If your table is in the grass, putting a couple sheets of paper, like newspaper sections under each leg, will allow you to circle the paper. A few sheets is needed, since the grass can make the paper damp, and in that case, the chalk won’t stick as thick.

Chairs and other objects can be use as a bypass ramp for ants, so watch if something is leaning against the table.

Another great thing to circle is the cooler, if you have juices, sodas or any sweet treat.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me
!

 

Does acupuncture really helps relieve stress? By Guest Blogger, Jamichael M.

By Guest Blogger, Jamichael M.

 

Does acupuncture really helps relieve stress?

“Silver Needle Acupuncture In Medicine Cup” by Praisaeng
“Silver Needle Acupuncture In Medicine Cup” by Praisaeng

Acupuncture is a popular treatment modality in many chiropractic clinics and medical spas, and it is now being offered as a procedure to bust out stress. Acupuncture involves insertion of very thin needles in specific points in the skin by a skilled and licensed practitioner. This is based on the belief that insertion of needles in specific areas of the skin promotes flow of Qi; the proper flow of Qi in the body makes you healthy, while interrupted flow cause sickness. Learn more about acupuncture here.
Stress is a common and our life is full of it, so we tend to look for ‘quick’ and effective fixes. Acupuncture is now being used to relieve stress. We will examine if acupuncture is a good solution to this common problem.
Yes, acupuncture works wonders for stress relief
There is a reason why acupuncture is popular today, and that is because it works for certain conditions. Acupuncture works for common symptoms of stress, like pain, headache and menstrual cramps. If it works to relieve these symptoms, acupuncture will work to relieve your stress.
Acupuncture works for stress, and this is true according to science. Acupuncture cause stimulation that promotes normalization (reduction) of stress hormones. This results to relief from symptoms of stress. Stressed individuals who underwent acupuncture sessions have better sleep and improved well-being, and those things are more than enough to conclude that acupuncture is an effective stress buster.
Acupuncture for specific kinds of stress
Everyone has different perceptions on the discomfort caused by stress. As our chiropractors in Charlotte have noted, individuals often describe the feeling of being ‘stressed’ as feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated or fatigued.
Acupuncture is proven to reduce anxiety, even in individuals with generalized anxiety disorders. Needle-insertion in acupuncture procedures promotes release of chemicals in the brain that have painkilling properties, as well as stimulating the brain to control emotions. In the same manner, acupuncture works to reduce depression and achieve better pain control. In simple words, acupuncture relieves the abnormal ‘flight-or-fight’ response we feel as stress.
For several reasons, it is a good idea to try acupuncture first when you feel stressed, anxious or have lingering pain. Needle insertion in acupuncture is still invasive, but it is safer compared to use of medicines injected under the skin or in the veins. Acupuncture does not involve use of medicines that can cause serious side effects and addiction; acupuncture may produce mild bruising and some dizziness, but that’s all and is uncommon. For stress relief and resolution of anxiety, depression and lingering pain, acupuncture produces good and effective relief within minutes.
Description of acupuncture treatment sessions for stress relief
To achieve stress relief, the acupuncturist identifies specific points in your skin and inserts needles until half a millimeter away from the nerve. The patient feels sensation of peaceful relief and relaxation during and after treatment. For stress control, best practice recommends six to ten acupuncture sessions per week, and after achieving pain control, fewer sessions afterwards.
If acupuncture did not work for those conditions, you can always go to your doctor to have conventional treatment, and previous acupuncture sessions will not produce any complications.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

Tips from Tia is a place for tips on Organic health, Beauty, Life, Home and Sex

%d bloggers like this: