4 Questions about Women’s Intimate Hygiene – Answered

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

4 Questions about Women’s Intimate Hygiene – Answered

 

Turns out that all women have the same questions and the same concerns about their personal hygiene, and many feel too embarrassed or afraid to talk about them. But our personal, feminine hygiene is crucial for good health, and you shouldn’t feel ashamed to ask questions about your body. You should always be aware of what is going on inside of you, and ask a professional for advice if you see some changes that you aren’t sure about. So, let’s answer some of the most frequent questions about your personal hygiene:

Are the odors normal?

We all tend to think that our bodies are somehow weird and different from everyone else’s. But actually, the odds are that whatever you are going through, a lot of people are going through as well. You might notice a certain odor around your vagina, but the discharge that it produces (which is also completely normal) often has a smell. The one thing you definitely mustn’t do is use strong soaps with a lot of perfume to try to cover up the smell, because that can do some serious damage. If you think that the odor is stronger than it should be, or if you find it unpleasant, it might be a good idea to check in with your doctor, because a strong odor might be a sign of an infection that needs to be taken care of.

Should I be douching?

Absolutely not. Your vagina is actually very smart and it takes care of itself really good. The discharge that you can sometimes spot is actually a vagina’s self-cleansing system, which, if you are in good health, works like a charm. Douching, or trying to clean the inside of your vagina in any way, can harm the natural balance and processes that your body has in place. Remember that periods are completely normal and that there is no need to feel dirty, while you are on your period. If you think that there is something wrong with your lady parts, instead of taking things into your own hands – visit a gynecologist and share your worries with them.

Should I groom my pubic hair?

That choice is entirely up to you. In the past, women and men would remove their hair to prevent lice, but in today’s modern society, we don’t have those worries. What’s more, your pubic hair actually protects your vagina from any dirt that might otherwise get to your labia. So, the choice is entirely up to you, but be careful with hair removal techniques, because your skin is very delicate in that area and ingrown hairs are a common occurrence. If you do choose to remove your pubic hair, perhaps it’s best to visit a professional beauty salon and let them help you.

What is the proper way to clean up?

While you are in the shower, you should wash the outer parts of your vagina with some warm water. If you want to use soap, make sure it is natural, mild and made for intimate care. Don’t ever let soap get on the inside of your vagina. Some places have equipment devoted to the task, like a bidet in Australia or Europe. These are especially useful for when you are on your period, because they make cleaning up very easy. But if you are out and about, traveling or camping, you can use intimate wet wipes for on-the-go freshness.

 

Remember that it’s up to you how you take care of your body, and health and comfort should be your top priorities. So, stay clean and fresh and be happy in your body.

 

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Holiday Gift Wish List- Hoverboard: The Way of The Future?

Holiday Gift Wish List- Hoverboard: The Way of The Future?

We always get questions on gift giving, so we decided to take a deeper look into certain top gifts of the year and share our finds with you.

Hoverboard is gaining popularity in the recent years. Hoverboard is the technology and the transportation of the future. However, the hoverboard that we are using is a far cry from the exciting hoverboard which is popular in the science fiction such as: Back to the Future series, where we can see that Marty McFly steps on to a pink coloured hoverboard in Back to the Future in 1989, which actually hovers in the air. This hoverboard can be rather termed as a smart scooter board. The hoverboard that we are currently using use wheels to move. New and advanced technology is constantly being used for improving and to come up with the actual hoverboard that hovers in the air. The question is, is the hoverboard the way of the future? To know more, this article will take a look at hoverboard: the way of the future.

A look at hoverboard as the method of future transportation:

The manufacturers are hopeful that the hoverboard will continue to be the top seller in the coming years, even though there are some safety concerns related to the present hoverboard. There are definitely some safety regulations and standards that the hoverboard will need to meet. Without the safety standards, it may lose its popularity with the customers as safety is extremely important. However, the good news is that this issue is being addressed by the hoverboard manufacturers.

New features are also being researched and included into the hoverboard. Soon, hoverboard will become more than a transportation device. One of the manufacturers, IO Hawk is working to include a feature which will enable the user to turn the scooter into a Wi-Fi hotspot. This means, the user can access and use internet anywhere they are using the hoverboard. This will transform the functionality of the hoverboard and the way we use hoverboard. One of the companies, Lexus is currently working and has been working with a hoverboard design for a long period of time, where cold temperatures are used for manufacturing the magnetic field which will allow the hoverboard to remain afloat. However, this design still requires a lot of upgrading and research to be done. Even if this design is not complete, it is definitely one step ahead for the future of this amazing device.

The tricky part is how the board will be powered currently and as it is seen on back to the future movie, the future hoverboard is powered with extremely powerful magnets. The technology of the future hoverboard can also change the way we view and use our current vehicles. In fact, wheels can be phased out with the rise of the new hoverboard technology if it is developed.

In short, no one actually knows when the actual hoverboard, similar to the one that Marty McFly flew in Back to the Future in 1989 will be manufactured. But one thing can be said for sure that with the new technological advancements that are being made, the real hoverboard is not far from development. If you want to know more about the hoverboard and what is the latest and greatest on the market today, visit at https://top10bestpro.com/best-hoverboards/

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5 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget 

By Guest Blogger, Mathews M.

5 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget

A memorable family vacation does not mean you have to break the bank. If you ask me, some of the best vacation moments are those that are the least extravagant and luxurious. Plan ahead when it comes to where to go, what to bring, and what to do once you arrive at the destination. This is the key to managing the money properly and at the same time, having the family time of your life.  Of course, you are going to need to work together to keep the vacation on track with the budget.

Here are some tried-and-tested tips to keep things under control.

A game plan

To jumpstart the process of planning, gather as much information as you can. Use this as a reality check to validate your expectations. Select your destination based on research or the recommendations you receive. Try to think outside the box. Ensure that the whole family is onboard when it comes to the budget and travel itinerary: have an open conversation about everything.

In particular, let the kids get familiar with the activities and attractions that could tickle them pink and naturally, give preference and book those that are free or nearly-free.

Time on your side

Many people overlook that timing has an important role to play and that being flexible about it is something that pays dividends aplenty. Traveling prices are all about supply and demand. So, if you book your accommodation just before or after peak season, you should be able to snatch some good deals, for example through a series of spring flash sales.

Steer away from unnecessary expenses and those that take a big bite out of your budget and find an affordable family getaway on time. Then again, note that last-minute traveling can also turn out to be a huge money-saver.

Eat your way to frugality

To squeeze out extra value from your vacation, save money on food. One way to do so is to carry a picnic kit with you as well as to prepare wholesome meals back home. Furthermore, limit yourself to eating just one meal per day in a restaurant (the kids dislike sitting at them anyway). To make this happen, make sure you always stay at a place with a fridge and kitchen.

Hotels that offer a free breakfast are worth your attention as well. Finally, remember to always keep yourself hydrated with reusable water bottles.

Handling the transportation

The most economical vacations entail your family hitting the road in a car or opting for a fly-and-drive trip. In the latter case, take advantage of airfare bargains. Of course, driving your own vehicle is preferable, but you still need to spend some money on gas.

To trim spending in this area, never leave the motor idle during stops and refrain from satisfying your need for speed. Keep your eyes on your fluid levels and purchase quality oil products online from brands like Castrol. Also, make sure to have spare wheels and maintain an adequate tire pressure.

What about accommodation

You may not fancy it, but camping is one of the most frugal ways to organize a vacation and it can also be one of the most rewarding family adventures. Wilderness areas and national parks provide plenty of thrilling opportunities for hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, outdoor recreation, etc.

You can have magical moments sitting around a crackling campfire under the star-studded night sky. Just make sure you take as many home comforts with you as you can. And in case camping is not up your alley, consider cheap motels and hotels.

The world is your oyster

The meat of your plan revolves around keeping down the costs, not impeding your experience and enjoyment. Thus, tackle the major areas of vacation spending and identify smart ways of navigating the minefield of financial decisions.

Do not spend more than you can comfortably afford. Know your destination and route like the palm of your hand. Make good use of money-saving deals. Why go to an expensive theme park if you can spend a comfy morning in a hotel bed, watching cartoons together?

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8 Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

By Guest Blogger, Luke D.

8 Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

All women want their skin to be healthy, glowing and youthful, so it’s no wonder that we’ll try anything to retain that ageless look. While certain skin changes are inevitable, without proper scare, you’ll expose your skin to the risk of premature aging. Therefore, it’s essential that you develop a regular routine that will help you have soft skin, pore-free complexion and a youthful look.

Mind your diet

Your diet can greatly affect the look of your skin, so it’s of the utmost importance that you eat foods that will help you nourish your skin. Although you’ve probably heard the expression “you are what you eat” so many times before, keep repeating it to yourself in order to leave all those harmful substances behind. Processed sugar is definitely one of the ingredients that shouldn’t be a part of your diet. Why? White sugar weakens the collagen in your skin, speeding up the aging process and causing premature sagging and wrinkles. Another substance you should avoid consuming is alcohol because it can dehydrate your skin. Instead, your diet should contain a lot of protein, vitamin C, foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acid, all of which can help your skin retain a youthful look.

 

Hydrate your skin

Dehydration can lead to a pale, paper-like complexion and sagging skin, so keeping your skin hydrated is essential for preventing premature aging. This entails drinking plenty of water (around eight glasses per day), as well as eating foods rich in water. Since your skin tends to lose moisture during night, you should eat plenty of watery foods before going to bed – drinking water before bedtime will keep you up all night. In addition, make sure that skincare products you use have hydrating formulas.

 

Have a professional facial treatment

Every once in a while, you should schedule a professional facial treatment in a trustworthy spa and wellness centre. There’s plenty of different treatments, each one offering certain benefits. For example, an endermolift facial treatment will help you reduce your fine lines and wrinkles, restore your skin vitality and firmness and reactivate the production of collagen in your. Occasional facial treatments will help your skin attain a natural tone and a glowing complexion.

 

Wear sun protection

Exposure to the sun’s harmful effects can cause serious skin damage, as well as premature aging, age spots and discoloration. To keep your skin supple and youthful, make sure to use sunscreen regularly with at least 30 SPF (sun protection factor). When choosing a sunscreen, you should opt for one that has moisturising properties and antioxidants and doesn’t contain alcohol. Additionally, don’t limit your use of sunscreen only to the occasions when you’re going to the beach or know that you’ll be heavily exposed to sunlight. You’re exposed to UV radiation on a daily basis, so you should wear appropriate protection at all times.

 

Keep it simple, but effective

In the attempt to keep their skin healthy and young-looking, many women start using dozens of skin products. However, this can actually irritate your skin and cause even more serious issues, including clogged pores, breakouts and redness. Instead, you should stick to a minimalist skincare routine that entails using a limited number of products. Keep in mind that it’s better to invest more in one or two products than buying a lot of cheap ones.

 

Don’t forget to exfoliate

Exfoliation is a necessary part of every skincare routine that will help your skin look brighter and smoother. Our skin sheds dead cells on a daily basis, but this process tends to slow down over time, leaving you with a dull complexion. Therefore, it’s essential that you help your skin lose those dead cells by exfoliating regularly. However, this step shouldn’t be applied daily, but only up to three times a week.

 

Go to a hammam

Another secret to preventing premature aging is simply relaxing and a hammam is the perfect place for that. By treating yourself to a hammam therapy, not only will you be able to unwind, but you’ll also establish a connection between your body and mind, detoxify your body from harmful substances, cleanse, hydrate and exfoliate your skin and get in touch with your inner self.

 

Cream up

When buying skin creams, make sure to read the labels and pick those that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and hydrating properties. Furthermore, you should choose those that are suitable for your skin type – if you have sensitive skin, gentle creams with soothing properties are your safest option. In addition, you should buy them from reliable and trustworthy labels, such as the Neostrata skincare products, to ensure your skin’s health. Since skin creams are essential for preventing premature aging, you should invest in high-quality ones.

 

To give your skin a glowing, natural and youthful look, you should develop a regular skincare routine, pick high-quality products, undergo occasional facial and hammam treatments and protect it from UV radiation.

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How & Why to Reward Yourself for Reaching Personal Goals

By Guest Blogger, Leila

How & Why to Reward Yourself for Reaching Personal Goals

When you invest a lot of time and effort into something, a personal project or a new goal of yours, and you complete it, you feel like you’re on top of the world. Meeting your goals can be easy, but more often than not it involves dedication, discipline, and a lot of hard work, which is why you should reward yourself for achieving what you planned. Small victories should be celebrated with small treats and rewards, but greater accomplishments deserve equally great rewards.

Take five

Those convenient five-minute breaks are the best reward for those boring tasks you have to make yourself do every day. Replying to overdo emails, finishing a report or a boring meeting, organizing your office drawers… All these things are ‘small’ but they are an important part of your day, and you should reward yourself for completing them. Still, this doesn’t mean that you should take the rest of the day off – a small break will be enough. Take a short break, do a breathing meditation, or listen to your favourite song – these are all smart reward for small victories which won’t interfere with your work.

Grab a lunch with a friend

After completing a difficult task or going through a pretty rough day, you should celebrate overcoming the difficulties by going on a nice lunch with a friend or a colleague. At this lunch date you can talk about the things you are proud of and you can look back on each and every obstacle and just be happy that it’s over. This reward isn’t costly but it will make you feel energized and calm, especially if the task was difficult; and it will be a nice way to leave the stress behind.

Take a night off

When you feel stressed and overwhelmed from all the hard work you’ve had (or you’re still having), you can reward your mind and body with some time off. When you get home, lock the door, turn your phone off, and don’t open your email. Instead, spend a long time in bathroom, enjoying a warm bubble bath, having a glass of wine or a beer, and organize a movie night. You can have this movie night alone or you can invite a friend over and enjoy their company. When you reward yourself with some time-off (aka ‘me time’) where you don’t have to think about deadlines, projects, tests and overtime spent at work, you will be energized and ready to wrestle new challenges when you get back to work.

Buy something nice

Personal goals don’t have to be connected to your job, you might have set a goal to get back in shape or lose some weight, and when you achieve that, you should really find a good way to celebrate and reward yourself. Great way to honour your achievement is to buy yourself something nice: new shirt and pants to show off your weight loss, new purse, or perhaps new workout gear to get even better results in the gym. It will be a physical reminder of the personal goal you’ve managed to reach, and it will inspire you to keep pushing and work even harder.

Change of scenery

Big and important goals deserve serious rewards: completing a difficult project single-handedly, finally getting a degree, paying-off your student loans, moving in your own apartment, earning money on your own start-up business… All these things are big and important, and deserve to be celebrated accordingly. Treat yourself with a brief (or a not-so-brief) vacation to an exotic destination. Visit your local tourist agency or browse the web for some convenient and affordable offers: use trivago.com to compare prices of different hotels, try this website where you can book exotic destinations for less money than you’d expect, or try airbnb.com to find the right lodging.

Get a makeover

When you go through a rough time and achieve something you’ve sworn to do a long time ago, and when you’ve reached a new part of yourself, it’s only natural that you want to celebrate it with a new look. Perhaps you’ve been putting off dyeing your hair that ‘risky’ shade of blonde, or you never mustered enough courage to actually put on that special skirt and heels; but why not use it as a means to celebrate a personal success? You can also get a new hairstyle (new haircut or hair colour), hit the mall and ask shop assistants to help you pick pieces for yourself thus exploring different styles and trends.

You might put off rewarding yourself until you’ve reached that one big goal, but you can also set several smaller goals along the way, and treat yourself when you’ve completed them. That’s a great way to stay inspired and motivated, because you will feel and see the progress you’re making and that will give you strength to push yourself even further. Stepping out of your comfort zone is never easy, and you should definitely reward yourself for achieving that.

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6 Skincare Myths You Probably Believe

6 Skincare Myths You Probably Believe

When you’re getting skin care advice left right and center, how do you know what to believe? It seems like everybody has their own idea about what makes a great skin routine and there are so many different skin products on the market, it’s hard to know where to start. Amongst all of that conflicting information, you’re bound to get some bad advice floating about. When that bad advice gets online and spreads around it can quickly become a myth.

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The problem with these skin care myths is that they’re actually doing you a lot of harm and there are so many people out there that are following these myths, thinking that they’re protecting their skin when they’re actually doing the complete opposite. To help you avoid ruining your skin routine, make sure you don’t listen to any of these skin care myths.

Tanning Booths And UVB Rays

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When research into tanning booths found that the UV rays were harmful to the skin and increased your risk of getting cancer, it looked like they might fall out of fashion completely. But the companies that make tanning booths came up with a solution, or so they said. They claimed that the harmful bit was the UVB rays or ‘sunburn’ rays as they called them. They claimed by filtering them out, they’d made the tanning beds completely safe again. It would be great if that were true, but it’s nonsense. There are still UVA rays that aren’t being filtered out and they penetrate the skin and increase your risk of cancer still. So why not just filter out the UVA rays? That doesn’t leave much left and you wouldn’t get a tan if you did. To cut a long story short, there is no safe way to use a tanning bed at the moment, regardless of what you might have heard.

Blackheads

Everybody gets blackheads, that’s not the myth. But when you think you see blackheads it could actually be something different. On your nose, you get something called sebaceous filaments. They’re hair like structures that cause a build up of oils in your pores. They look very similar to blackheads but the color is usually a lot paler. Sebaceous filaments exist for a reason; to moisturize your skin. If you’re wondering how to get rid of sebaceous filaments, you need to be careful. They are actually a natural part of the skin and you don’t want to get rid of them completely. Exfoliating regularly will help to stop build up of oils.

The problem is, most people mistake them for blackheads and start using treatments to get rid of them. It becomes a vicious cycle because you cause yourself more skin problems by getting rid of them. You should use treatments sparingly to make sure that you’re not drying out your skin.

Popping Pimples

Whenever you get a spot or a pimple, the natural reaction is to pop it. That’s what everybody does because you need to get the pus out of the pimple to make it heal, or so the myth goes. In reality, popping the spot does way more harm than good. Some of the pus is going to come out when you pop it, but the majority actually goes in deeper. That can lead to scarring and most of the time, you’ll get another spot pop up nearby in just a few days. While it might not look great, it’s better to leave the spot to dry out naturally instead of picking away at it. But if you’re absolutely set on getting rid of it, don’t just burst it. You can buy a specific product called a comedone extractor that does it without pushing any of the pus further in.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is one of those buzzwords that’s way fancier than it sounds. All it really boils down to is gently scrubbing the top layer of your skin off. The thinking behind it is that you clear off all of that dead skin on the top layer, leaving the healthy new skin underneath. The reality is actually quite different. When you scrub too hard, you take off a lot of the protective oils on your skin, increasing the chance of it drying out. You’re far more likely to suffer with acne if you’ve taken away all of the protection on your skin as well. When you’re washing your face, you should be gentle with your skin so you aren’t taking whole layers off it, and normal soap is just fine.

Expensive Products

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The price variations in skin products are pretty massive. You can get some cheap non-branded stuff for just a few dollars, but the most expensive stuff can exceed a hundred dollars for a small tube. Surely that expensive stuff must contain a load of crazy ingredients that work wonders on your skin? Otherwise, they wouldn’t sell it for so much, surely? Actually, it’s all clever marketing. The ingredients in most anti aging and other skin products are basically the same, whether you buy the cheap brands or the ridiculously expensive ones. That’s not to say the expensive ones don’t work well, but you can usually get the exact same thing for a fraction of the price.

Lasers

Laser skin treatments are the latest thing in skin care. They’re marketed as a miracle tool that can make you look years younger in just a few treatments. Lasers are easy to market in this way because most people don’t know much about them and they seem futuristic. Unfortunately, they aren’t quite as amazing as everybody thinks they are. The technology is improving and the results from some laser treatments are good, but you need to manage your expectations about what they can do for you. They can help with sun spots and wrinkles but they aren’t going to undo years of damage. Too many people spend years doing damage to their skin and then expect laser treatments to be a quick fix but that’s not the case at all.

These myths are doing some serious damage to your skin so the sooner you stop believing them, the sooner you’ll get the results that you’re after.

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Postpartum Project

Postpartum Project

New mothers can suffer from depression during or after their pregnancy. Research shows 20 percent of women experience some form of depression or anxiety; however the severity differs from case to case. In fact, one in seven women experience a more severe form of hopelessness called Postpartum Depression (PPD). Women who experience PPD in their first pregnancy are more likely to experience it again in their next one as well. There are a variety of different treatment methods, but massage therapy has been proven to relieve physical discomfort and ailments of depression.

There are several symptoms of PPD which usually emerge within four weeks after childbirth. Some symptoms include panic attacks, guilt at not being to measure up to perceived standards, uncontrollable thoughts that worsen their anxieties and insomnia. PPD can also make a mother fear being alone with the newborn and have repeated thoughts to hurt the baby or self harm. PPD can hamper a mother’s ability to bond with her newborn or care for them properly. This can cause the child’s emotional and mental health to be negatively affected as well as pose a threat to their physical health during infancy.

Massage therapy can relieve physical discomfort and help boost mental health. In fact, one study showed massage therapy could reduce cortisol, the stress hormone, by 31 percent. A 2010 analysis of clinical trials noted that consistent massage therapy can help to lessen the effects of depression. Massage therapy can be combined with other treatments such as psychotherapy, estrogen therapy and home nurse visits to decrease PPD symptoms. Mothers can also attend a class to learn how to massage their infants to create a stronger bond with their baby.

A recent study followed a group of pregnant women during a 12 week period. They participated in massages and short bi weekly yoga sessions. They stated they had decreased back and leg pain, anxiety and feelings of depression. Researches noticed a drop in cortisol levels, excessive fetal activity and premature birth rates.

While massage therapy has been noted to boost the immune system, ease asthma symptoms and ease pain, we now know it can be help mothers who are suffering from PPD. Anyone can be affected, so understand the symptoms and be available to help new mothers to find appropriate treatment.

For more information on how massage therapy can help women with PPD, check out this resource from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine:

 

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BEWARE: 10 Deadly House Spiders To Be Wary Of

BEWARE: 10 Deadly House Spiders To Be Wary Of

Whether you know it or not, spiders would always be an uninvited pet that you are going to have crawling around your home. There are great ways to keep these pests at bay, but spiders are inevitable for most households out there. Since they are simply everywhere, it is not surprising that one of the most prevalent phobias is arachnophobia. This is the fear of spiders. When they are seen, the initial reaction is to kill them. However, the truth is they play a vital role in the society.  There are some folks who fight to preserve them and are able to explain the good they bring. Really? For whatever it is worth, being knowledgeable of the good and bad is the answer!

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How to Stay Fit by Forming These 3 Simple Habits

By Guest Blogger, Chloe S.

How to Stay Fit by Forming These 3 Simple Habits

 

It can be quite hard to get in shape and maintain the healthy and fit lifestyle. It seems like everyone has their own way, but how do you know which one is the best for you and your body? First of all, you must understand that living a healthy lifestyle requires a lot of hard work and discipline, but most of all, patience.

 

Knowing that changes you desire take time, you must prepare to adapt and overcome challenges you face along the way. That’s why we’re here. We’ve searched the web and we’ve made a list of 3 habits that can help you a lot when it comes to staying fit. So, without further ado, let’s get straight to it.

 

Follow the routine and make a schedule

A good night’s rest is quite essential for a healthy life. While you’re sleeping your body recovers from all the stress it has been through, whether it’s exercise, or anything else. There are a lot of studies that have proven that a good amount of sleep every night elevates productivity levels and increases gym related abilities, as well as mental activity. If you’re sticking to a solid sleeping schedule, you will soon start to notice some improvements on yourself.

 

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Another thing that helps you develop discipline and maintain a healthy lifestyle is keeping to a certain routine. The time when you wake up should be the most important part of your day. It should be somewhat of a launching pad for your day, and it should help you set off. Following a morning routine can really help you with focus, concentration, and general preparation for a busy day.

  

Focus on your diet

One of the biggest challenges people face when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle is controlling their diet. It can be very hard to change your nutrition, and we’ve all had those cravings once in a while, but there’s actually a way you can organize your diet with ease.

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Centralize your diet around a specific food group, and stay focused on it. If you have to change the original plan, don’t do it too often. Every person has their own ideal nutrition, but some general advice is to eat as many veggies as possible and avoid eating too much meat, bread or fat. If you have specific needs, when it comes to food, the best advice you can get is – talk to a professional nutritionist. They can help you select the best possible types of food for a healthy lifestyle.

 

Engage in physical activity

Most of us are spending quite a lot of time sitting. Whether it’s your job or casual internet browsing, sitting can seriously damage your health. Too much sitting can cause heart diseases, spinal deformation, vision problems, and many more serious conditions which can cause serious problems. That’s why you have to become physically active.

 

You don’t have to run to the gym right away, and it would probably do you more harm than good, anyway, but you should start exercising slowly. Even small series of exercises, for example – half an hour of jogging, pushups, and pull-ups, can be of significant help, but you need to exercise more if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 

Find an interesting outdoor activity you like. Taking a long hike, hanging out in the garden or riding downhill and mountain bikes  across the exciting track are great things to do, and they are all having quite the positive impact on your overall health. Learn to love exercising and physical activity, and make it into something you will carry with you through your life. Once you start loving the physical activity you’re doing, you become somewhat “addicted” to it, which in turn helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 

Final thoughts

Starting a healthy lifestyle can be a bit challenging at the start, but as you progress, you will start noticing amazing improvements, and most importantly, you will start feeling better. Keep in mind that all you need is willpower and some planning. Focusing on your health is the best possible thing you can do, as it can help you both with the way you feel and what others feel about you.

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How to Eat to Enhance Optimal Adrenal Functions

By Guest Blogger Annie J.

How to Eat to Enhance Optimal Adrenal Functions

For proper optimal adrenal optimization, one must eat a balanced diet. Most of the chemicals that should be present towards improving the functions of our adrenal system can only be supplemented by foods we eat. A person must be choosy about the type of food to eat for him or her to maintain a balanced adrenal function.

Adrenal glands are essential parts of our body. They are situated on top of the two kidneys. Adrenal glands function to secrete the hormones responsible for the healthier functioning of the body. The two primary hormones; the aldosterone and the cortisol are associated explicitly with adrenal gland.

 

The sex hormone androgen also comes from the adrenal gland. Too much or too little production of a specific hormone can cause adrenal disorders. Therefore, a person must ensure particular vitamins, minerals, proteins, and some herbs supplemented in their diets for an optimal adrenal functioning. The following supplements are helpful towards a healthier adrenal function.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and it helps in the generation of cortisol in the adrenal. It also helps in protection of free radicals and boosting the immune system. The C vitamin also works towards the healing of your adrenal glands. Specifically, liposomal or buffered types of vitamin C are recommended.

You can start supplementing the vitamin slowly then increase it with time. The vitamin should be taken when combined with bioflavonoids as it is in nature. Such supplement foods are orange, kale, red pepper, broccoli, quaver, grapefruit among others.

Vitamin B5, B6, and B12

Several minerals and vitamins prevent individuals from adrenal fatigue. Vitamins B5, B6, and B12 are crucial for cell metabolism. This supplement will improve your levels of energy and reduce fatigue.

Vitamin B5 adds a coenzyme A, and this helps to fat breakdown and cellular respiration including carbohydrates and proteins. B12 assists in energy production, maintaining the red blood cell and repair of the cell.

The Vitamin acts B6 in many of the pathways that are utilized to form hormones. The vitamin supplement can vary towards balancing adrenal gland performance. Vitamin E and D are also right supplements.

Magnesium

Magnesium is also crucial for adrenal functioning. Magnesium helps in the balancing the flow of energy. A person living in the deficiency of the mineral can portray symptoms of depression and fatigue. There are also signs of insomnia, cramping, and stiffness.

On the other hand, too much consumption of magnesium can result in stomach problems, especially indigestion. It is advisable one start the supplement of the mineral with 400mg to optimize its quantity. Magnesium food supplements are Asparagus, sweet potatoes, bananas, Swiss chard, and kale, cantaloupe among others.

Probiotics

Probiotics are live yeasts and bacteria that improve the health of your digestion system. They also reduce the adverse effects of your body antibiotics including lowering the level of stress. Therefore, this supplement is crucial for individuals suffering from digestion problems, thus recommended for treating adrenal fatigue.

Sufficient probiotics can assist the body in extracting nutrients from the taken food. Hence it will improve minerals and vitamins intake towards balancing the adrenal hormones. Probiotics as a supplement also support the immune system. It too limits regular sicknesses. Some of its components are acidophilus and lactobacillus.

Herbals

Herbals are natural supplements and are considered the best towards adrenal function optimization. The herb Rhodiola Rosea is an adrenal supplement popular in Scandinavia and Russia. It works to prevent poor circulation, muscle tension, fatigue, and depression.

Using it increases our body cortisol amount. Licorice root stimulates the production of hormones, maintain endurance, and balance the energy level. It also lengthens the circulation of your cortisol hormone. It is recommended that people suffering high blood pressure since it raises it.

Ashwagadha is another herb supplement for the adrenal hormone. It lowers or increases the level of cortisol hormone in the gland hence optimizing the synthesis.

The Siberian ginseng herb improves mental awareness and develops the body stamina. It is also not suitable for hypertension patients. Lastly, the supplement maca root helps in blood sugar and cortisol regulation.

It additionally increases the uptake of hormones into cells stabilization functionality of the body organs.

Other adrenal optimization supplements include compounds like omega-3, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, D-Ribose, and CoQ10. These supplements maintain proper body metabolism as well as keeping high energy in the body. Therefore towards proper functioning of your adrenal gland, always balanced all the above in your daily diet at the recommended level.

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Reference:

3 Steps to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue [https://draxe.com/3-steps-to-heal-adrenal-fatigue/]

The Adrenal Fatigue Diet Plan [https://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/adrenal-fatigue-diet/]

Can Foods Boost the Adrenal System [https://www.livestrong.com/article/500675-foods-to-boost-adrenal-system/]

Dietary Goals of the Adrenal Fatigue Diet [https://www.drlam.com/blog/adrenal-fatigue-diet/18225/]

About the Author

Annie Jones is the main person behind the BoostBodyFit. She started off a bit on the chubby side, but went through the transformation and now enjoys great health and looks great. She is a fan bodyweight training and healthy living. She found the BoostBodyFit to share her experience on Health, Fitness,  Sport Nutrition and everything else between.

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