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How To Raise A Healthy Teenager

How To Raise A Healthy Teenager

It’s hard enough to live a healthy and active lifestyle as an adult, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to be a healthy teenager. Junk food is freely available, and often cheaper than nutritious meals. New gadgets are being released yearly, which means they’re more likely to stay indoors playing with them all weekend. Not to mention the workload that keeps stacking up, and the pressure to get into good schools.

It’s easy to see the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle in a teenager’s weight and on their skin. But if they cultivate good habits now, these teenagers could all grow up to be healthy adults. Although there are longer lists out there, here are five basic things needed to raise a healthy teenager.

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Get enough sleep

Parents may wish their children would get out of bed earlier on weekends, but the average teenager needs between nine and ten hours of sleep per night. Staying up all night to work on a project or finish off an essay isn’t going to do much to help their grades, or their health if it keeps cutting into their sleeping time.

Don’t smoke, drink, or do drugs

Everything you do when you’re young can catch up to you when you’re older. Therefore, if you start smoking as a teenager, you’re more likely to have cancer, heart disease, or a stroke as an adult. Binge drinking before you reach the legal drinking age can increase your chances of getting liver disease or developing problems with alcohol. Taking any drugs will impact your health, but they will do more damage if you take them young. Professionals from Drug Rehab can help anyone you suspect is having a problem. You can contact their Phoenix location here.

Eat a varied diet

Teenagers require greater amounts of nutrition because this is when they do most of their growing. A healthy diet equals a healthy teenager. However, eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to stuff your face with spinach and lettuce every day (although leafy greens are rich in fiber, Vitamin C, and can reduce the risk of cancer). Cheese, lean meats, and even dark chocolate can all keep you healthy and energized.

Drink water

When teenagers want a fast way to improve their skin and lose some weight, they should look no further than water. Drinking water every day helps digestion and constipation, help them lose weight, and clear up spotty skin. Teenagers should also keep an eye on their caffeine intake. While it’s not harmful in small amounts, high doses of caffeine can cause anxiety and interrupt normal sleep.

Exercise

Keeping fit is not just good for the body, but it can also increase the effectiveness of studying. Exercise creates many chemicals for the brain that help motivation, focus and alertness which are all key to being a good student, especially around exam time and finals. Exercise also decreases stress hormones and chemicals like cortisol that can interfere with learning and overall health.

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Tighten Up Vaginal Loosening

By Carvaka

Tighten Up Vaginal Loosening – Infographic

Loosening of the vagina is a concern for many women all over the world. It is something that many suffer with in silence as they are possibly too embarrassed to seek help or are of the belief that it’s an affliction that they have to accept. Fortunately acceptance isn’t the only option. There are in fact many ways that it can be helped, some not involving surgery or even a doctor’s visit. Issues like this can be upsetting for a woman (and of course for her partner). It is really important that women talk about this if it is causing them concern or discomfort as hiding or concealing it will not improve the situation. By not facing up to it and trying to find a solution, a woman’s self esteem can be badly damaged which of course can have a knock on impact on their daily lives.

This infographic from the guys over at Carvaka aims to explain the background to how some women have a loosened vagina; it examines the possible consequences of this issue; it highlights the ways that it can be treated and it also indicates some useful exercises which can also help matters. With any medical issue, it’s always best to seek your doctor’s assistance but certainly arming yourself with knowledge is important too so check it out below!

 

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5 Reasons Why Getting Fit Will Improve Your Relationship

By Guest Blogger Cathy W.

5 Reasons Why Getting Fit Will Improve Your Relationship

qtq80-B48bBiGetting fit is not all about getting thinner. In fact, solely focusing on weight loss usually leads to feelings of self deprivation rather than self-improvement. Well-being enhances all areas of life, including relationships. Read on for some great reasons to get moving and get in good condition.

Increased Confidence

Getting in shape and renewing health often leads to a better body image and a boost in confidence levels. Setting and reaching new fitness highs also leads to an increase in courage and determination, and these attributes can’t help but spill over into personal and social dimensions. Hardihood and having much to look forward to bide well for not only physical well-being but also for having the spirit and tenacity to love people hard and well.

Increased Anticipation

Getting fit leads to always having something to look forward to. Being physically active does not have to be expensive or involve a gym membership. Especially when partnering with a loved one, there are many ways to generate new excitement by brainstorming new ways to exercise and spend time together. It can also provide a great reason to get out and explore either the home turf or new travel areas. These experiences forge new memories and bonds, contributing to greater family harmony. Choosing new healthy recipes to make together can also provide something satisfying to look forward to.

Increased Sleep Quantity and Quality

Lack of sleep and poor sleep can lead to daytime dysfunction and negativity. It isn’t always easy to break bad habits and it’s not easy to catch up on lost sleep. Getting active can greatly remedy this situation. Even a regular routine of ten minutes or more of aerobic exercise has a direct impact on sleep quantity and quality. Getting fit also often lessens sicknesses and aches and pains that can interfere with sound sleep patterns.

Increased Happiness Levels

Stress is an all too familiar aspect of life. Exercise helps to combat stress with the release of endorphins and also a chance to free the mind of distractions and even to work through ongoing issues. Having a balanced life usually leads to improved productivity and the ability to handle new situations and to troubleshoot in a calm and creative manner. Getting fit often involves getting a focused outlook on life as well, and this can be increased further by incorporating outdoor exercise and getting some sunshine and fresh air as part of the experience.

Increased Longevity

The longer life goes on and the mind and body are kept in optimal condition, the longer relationships can exist. Instead of an activity to tolerate or see as time lost, exercise can be seen as a way of regaining time.

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Enlarge your horizons and health by getting fit or getting more fit. There are really no drawbacks and it is a great way to see improvements in all areas of life. Take steps to improve your health and get ready to experience relationship amplifications as well. Active parents give healthy examples to their children and active spouses offer their significant others a stronger, more exciting version of themselves. Getting fit often leads to pursuing healthier food choices and experiencing the mental and physical wellness that expands life boundaries and possibilities. There are so many ways to adapt the fitness lifestyle to suit your schedule and personality that there is nothing stopping you for getting out there and making strides toward your best self today!

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Healthy Habits Everyone Should Adopt

Healthy Habits Everyone Should Adopt

One of the biggest misconceptions that a lot of people have is that there’s some kind of trick to getting or staying healthy. As though people who are healthy have figured out some kind secret that they’re keeping from everyone else and if you can just find out what it is you’ll be able to be healthy too! Of course, this is obviously ridiculous. There is no trick to being healthy, it’s a process, and one that people stick to thanks to a lot of hard work and dedication. However, there are ways to make that process easier. One of the best things to do is to develop some healthy habits. They say it takes twenty-one days to form a new habit, and whether that’s accurate or not it’s certainly something to keep in mind. Turning something into a habit so that it no longer feels like work may take a little bit of time, but it is absolutely something that you can achieve. Here are some of the best habits of healthy people that you should start trying to develop straight away.

Going for checkups

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There’s a bizarre habit that a lot of people seem to have where they try and put off going for any kind of medical appointment for as long as possible, even if there’s something wrong. Not only is this a terrible idea but you should also be getting yourself checked up even when there isn’t anything wrong as far as you know. Doctors and dentists are there for a reason, and their job is much easier if they’re helping you prevent any problems with your health than trying to fix them. The best thing to do is to set schedule specific times to make appointments just to have a checkup to make sure that everything’s okay. That way you’re much less likely to end up with something wrong.

Waking up early

We all love to sleep, and no one likes getting up the morning. Even a morning person would sometimes rather curl up under their blanket and stay in bed rather than getting up. But people who live healthy lives are often those who have realized that getting up early has a whole host of benefits. Going to sleep at a sensible time and getting up as soon as your alarm goes off are the best ways to make sure that you have decent amounts of energy throughout the day. Just make sure that you never touch that snooze button unless you want to feel groggy and miserable all day long!

Stay hydrated

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Keep a bottle of water with you at all times. If you’re drinking from it throughout the day, it will eventually become second nature to you. One of the major problems that people have most of the time is simply that we are not staying hydrated enough. By getting into the habit of drinking water constantly, you’ll be able to make sure that you never end up dehydrated which can cause you to feel bloated and lethargic.

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Habits Of The Highly Healthy Guys

Habits Of The Highly Healthy Guys

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When it comes to achieving something in life, a lot of men like to seek the advice of industry leaders, they like to know what highly successful people did to get to where they got. What were their habits? Things like, what were the writing habits of highly successful authors like JK Rowling? What were the approach habits of highly successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs?

But what about when it comes to your health?

It is something we recently overheard a wonderfully healthy elderly man talking about. He was questioning the habits of highly healthy people and using that as his inspiration to stay wonderfully youthful, and here are the highlights of what he was saying.

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Get Into the Habit Of Exercising

Physical exercise is undisputedly important, but making everyday exercise a habit is no easy feet. What highly healthy people do is find an exercise that they enjoy – really enjoy – one that will make you smile, one that you will want to get up and do every day for no less than 30 minutes. It could be walking, running, surfing or anything. Just do something you love.

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Get into The Habit of Forgiveness

Highly healthy people forgive because they understand the negative repercussions of holding onto something and letting it eat away at their health; their mind, body, and soul. Everyone has been stung by the actions or words of other people, but highly healthy people don’t let the resentment get to them. They forgive because if they don’t they will be the ones that suffer.

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Get Into The Habit of Screening

Highly healthy people know and embrace the fact it is better to prevent than aid. They see the importance of getting checked and getting checked regularly. They see the importance of asking questions about their health and asking questions in general. How can they change their diet, what is HIFU used for, how can they get a better night’s sleep; all of these will help because the more they know the less stress there is to affect them.

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Get Into The Habit Of Smaller Portion

Far too many people eat far more than they need to, which is partly the fault of the restaurant industry that has grown its plate sizes over the years. What’s more, anything we can’t finish we get put into a doggy bag. But not highly healthy people. They prefer quality over quantity knowing that what they put in their mouth is what keeps their engine running, and the better the fuel is the better they will operate; head through to the heart.

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Get Into The Habit of Doing Something New

The thing with highly healthy people is they all know the shortness of life and the importance of new experiences. They understand how new experiences challenge their mind and body to keep them healthy by optimizing their mental and physical well-being. It doesn’t have to mean you do different extreme sports every day, but simply doing the same tasks at work in a slightly different way each time. All of this will fight of tedium and the state of comfort our bodies don’t thrive from.

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What Sleep Deprivation Can Do to Your Body

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

What Sleep Deprivation Can Do to Your Body

 

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We all know how difficult it is to go through a day when we’re sleepy, but can you imagine going without a good night’s sleep for days, weeks, or even months? Having a rough night and waking up groggy and dizzy is bad enough, but going through that day after day is worrying. Bleary eyes and gaping yawns aside, your body suffers immensely if you don’t get enough sleep. Here are just some of the things which sleep deprivation can result in.

You’ll put on weight

Sleep is important for your body and mind alike: your muscles relax and your brain gets some much-needed rest and energy. If you’re not sleeping enough, your brains starts craving more energy, and if it can’t get it from sleep it’ll start craving more food. This means that you will be eating much more than you used to because your body will start producing more ghrelin – so called ‘the hunger hormone’ which makes you crave sugary and fatty foods. If you notice you started craving more such foods than you usually do, you could try swapping some of those unhealthy treats for healthy ones: fresh fruit dipped in melted dark chocolate or raw honey. Not only is this healthier, but you’ll feel energized.

Your immune system weakens

As your body’s resting overnight it allows your immune system to produce antibodies and cells which help you fight off all sorts of bacteria and viruses. In addition, these protective substances also help you sleep better, so a weaker immune system can be both the cause and the result of bad sleep. Long-term sleep deprivation increases your chances of developing a serious chronic disease like diabetes. If you feel like your immune system is weaker than it used to be, you should try boosting it up with some natural remedies. Drink plenty of green tea with lemon, use less sugar in your coffee, and drink freshly squeezed juices instead of sodas.

You have trouble with your memory

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Do you have trouble remembering where you’ve put your car keys and the keys to your place? Do you keep forgetting your phone in your car or bathroom? Can you remember the name of the movie you saw last week? If you notice that you’re having trouble remembering things, you don’t have to panic just yet – sleep deprivation can sometimes mess with your memory and make you more forgetful. When you’re tired, you stop paying attention to details and little things, while when you sleep your brains ‘clears’ your central nervous system. Perhaps it’s your surrounding that troubles you: try changing the position of your bed in your bedroom or buy a new bed altogether. You can easily shop online for a mattress that is perfect for you, so you’ll finally be able to relax.

You’re snappy and impulsive

When you’re exhausted, you don’t have time to stop and think too long about your actions, which leads to making impulsive moves and sometimes being snappy towards other people. You feel like that extra doughnut isn’t such a bad idea after all, and when a coworker asks for an advice or needs help, you are less likely to be patient with them. It’s not just coworkers who will get a taste of your new bad temper – you can act like that at home, with family, spouse, and friends. Try to meditate every day at least for ten minutes, it will calm you down and help you relax.

If you notice that you’re not sleeping well for a long time, you should visit your doctor. Pills can be helpful in putting you to sleep, but there may be some other reason why you’re exhausted all the time. Talk to your doctor and try to understand what is going on with your body, and do your best to find a way to relax every night before going to bed. This way, you will be able to get back into your routine soon enough.

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How To Save Money And Stay Gorgeous 

How To Save Money And Stay Gorgeous

Being beautiful is no easy business. Not only do you have to do your best to ignore those little tendrils of self doubt that tend to creep in every time you look at yourself in a mirror, but it can also be pretty darn expensive, especially if you have a skincare routine that takes more than three minutes a day. Luckily, there are some ways that you can stay gorgeous without totally breaking the bank…

Quit The Gym

Let’s face it, that gym membership isn’t doing anyone any good except for the gym itself. Not only is it a lot of money to hire a personal trainer if you have one, but the costs of being a gym member can be pretty extortionate too, especially if you don’t end up going as often as you intend to (and who does, really, in this busy world?). Instead, cancel your gym membership and start walking instead – get off the train a stop early in the morning and walk to work from there, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and go for a brisk walk when you get home from work in the evenings. You could even borrow a friend’s dog to do so! You could even invest in a home gym – it might seem expensive but it’ll be financially worth it in the long term.

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Go Vintage

Vintage fashion will never go out of style. Nineties clothes are particularly in at the moment, so rummage through your old clothes from when you were younger or make a trip to your local thrift store or maybe even eBay for some fashionable bargains. You can also use this promotional code if you want to get some bargains in your local stores. So long as you steer clear of the old nineties chunky highlights, you’ll look absolutely great.

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Eat Better

One way to lose weight, stay in shape and get glowing skin is to eat well. If you’re not quite sure how best to accomplish that, then start from scratch and buy more fresh food instead of convenience food. If you aren’t the world’s greatest cook, that’s totally okay – now is the time to start. If you tend to snack too much during the day, it could make your skin look less bright and fresh, so make sure that you eat a good healthy breakfast like granola, yogurt and berries to fill you up all morning.

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Sleep Well At Night

One of the best ways to both look and feel good is to get a decent night’s sleep. Of course, if you have young children then sleeping well probably seems out of the question, but if not, there are a few things you can do to help yourself sleep better if you’re having problems. Black out blinds will stop you waking up when the sun rises first thing in the morning, and making sure that you turn off all electronic devices like your phone, computer and TV an hour before you go to bed will ensure that they don’t disrupt your circadian rhythms, which can be hurt by too much blue light which electrical equipment can emit. A good night’s sleep will leave your skin fresh, taut and glowing.

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The Ultimate Guide for Gluten-Free Eating

By Guest Blogger, Kanisha H.

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Easy Ways To Boost Your Confidence After Having A Baby

Easy Ways To Boost Your Confidence After Having A Baby

For a lot of women, they lose confidence after having a baby. After all, their body changes dramatically during pregnancy and after giving birth. And it can make them feel less confident when they are out and about. For some women, it can affect their relationship too as they feel less confident around their partner. However, it’s time to make a change. In fact, here are some easy ways to boost your confidence after having a baby.

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Spend time with the people who love you

It’s easy to feel low after having a baby. After all, most women have some form of the baby blues, and part of this can be about how much their body has changed. But if you want to boost your confidence, you should spend some time with the people who love you. After all, they can reassure you that you look fantastic. And they will be full of compliments which you need after giving birth. In fact, you might want to find a trusted friend or family member to look after your baby while you go out with your partner. After all, a date night with your beau can boost your confidence and ensure you feel fantastic. They are bound to shower you with love, and it can help you to feel like your old self!

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Embrace your new body

It can be hard to see all the changes to your body after giving birth. And as much as you can opt to have surgery like breast augmentation to help you love your body again, it can be easier to just try and embrace your new body. After all, you should be proud of the achievements your body has made. It has carried a fantastic little human that you have now welcomed to the world. To help you embrace your new body, it’s a good idea to go and get a new wardrobe. After all, investing in clothes that fit your body well can make all the difference, especially if you are struggling to fit into all of your pre-baby clothes. Therefore, get new clothes which ensure you look fantastic. And you might even want to opt to get a new haircut and get your makeup done. It will help you to feel more confident, and you will be much happier when you look in the mirror.

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Speak with other moms

When you are inside all day with your baby, it’s easy for your confidence to be knocked. After all, you can feel low about all the changes that are occurring in your life. But to help you boost your confidence, you should go speak with other new moms. After all, they are trying to adjust to the changes too. And having someone else who is going through the same thing can give you a boost to your confidence. You could also talk to some other moms who have a one or two-year-old. After all, they will have been through this and can speak to you about how to get through it and boost your confidence. Attending a baby group will ensure you meet new mommy friends.

And remember you can always diet and exercise in months to come, but for now, it’s a good idea to try and accept your new body. And once you have accepted these changes, you will boost your confidence!

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A Healthy Mind Makes a Healthy Person

A Healthy Mind Makes a Healthy Person

Our brains are at the centre of our bodies. Well, not physically, but our brains are the main control unit for everything that we do. It houses all of the functions that our body needs to be able to work. Do we need to move our hand? Our brain has to process it. Do we need to go toilet? Our brain will let us know and our body will react accordingly. Our brains also house our memories. Somewhere deep inside of your brain, there are memories that are locked away. Perhaps they are embarrassing situations, perhaps happy moments, or maybe even things you try to forget but simply can’t.

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Whatever we do it is in some way related to our brains, so if we want to have a healthy body, it makes sense to have a healthy brain. Here are some great ways to look after your mental health to keep yourself working at your optimal level.

Change Your Diet

Good nutrition is the key to a healthy mind. You should be remembering your vitamins and minerals, eating healthy food and making sure you skip as much junk food as possible. If you aren’t used to counting calories or watching your weight, then you can track your calories with an online tool. You can also take supplements that will help maintain good brain health and give you nutrients that you’re missing from your diet. For instance, if you don’t eat enough fish then you’re probably missing out on omega-3 fatty acids, and citrus fruits are good for vitamin C. Take a look at this brain supplements 101 guide if you want more information on how supplements can empower your brain.

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Stimulate Your Mind

If you want you run but you don’t practice running, your legs won’t be able to cope with what your brain wants it to do. In other words, you have to practice running in order to run well. The same logic applies to your brain. If you aren’t actively using your brain and stimulating it, then you aren’t working it hard enough and it will slowly get lazy. If you want to give your brain a good workout, then consider doing the daily sudoku or crossword puzzles in the newspaper, or get a smartphone app that challenges you with some simple or advanced math problems.

Avoid Bad Habits

Alcohol, tobacco and drugs will kill your brain activity. If you are having trouble breaking free from these habits, then it’s recommended to seek professional help. Dealing with an addiction is difficult on your own and the best way to improve your chances is to get your friends and family to help you and to see a doctor that specialises in treating addictions.

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Summary

A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand. Having one usually makes it easier to have the other, and both of them are great things to strive for. The key points to take from this article is to eat healthily, stimulate both your body and mind and avoid bad habits. It’s not an easy task, but it will get easier the more you stick to it.

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