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Take Charge of Your Health: Get More Sleep

By Guest Blogger, Sarah C.,

Take Charge of Your Health: Get More Sleep

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When it comes to getting healthy we hear an awful lot about exercise regimes and fad diets. What we don’t hear quite as much about is sleep. Why is that? Maybe it’s because sleep is something you can do for free!

 

Obviously diet and exercise are important but the lack of attention paid to sleep is surprising considering how vital a role it plays in both our physical and mental health.

 

What’s more, how well we sleep also plays a huge part in our capacity for exercise and our ability to maintain a healthy diet. So, while those two might be the pillars of a healthy life, good sleep is the foundation on which they stand.

 

Read on below to discover just how important sleep is for your health and why you should spend more time thinking about it…

 

Boost to the immune system

 

Our bodies are amazing things, while we lie asleep at night they get busy and go to work repairing themselves from the hardships of the day. If our sleep is broken these processes are obviously disrupted and don’t function nearly as well. That in a nutshell is why we feel bad if we don’t get sufficient sleep.

 

One very important process that takes place while we sleep is the production of cytokines, also known as the things that bravely fight off bacteria and viruses. These little guys are the cornerstone of our immune system.

 

If we’re sleep-deprived our immune system becomes impaired, meaning we are less able to fight off infection and less able to bounce back once we become infected. The result is more colds, more flu and more sick days to get over them. Not fun!

 

The heart of the matter

 

Not only does sleep improve your resistance to viruses such flu and colds, it also reduces your risk of being afflicted by a whole host of more serious conditions. Chief amongst these are strokes, heart disease and heart attacks.

 

When it comes to sleep and heart health the exact mechanisms at play aren’t exactly known. One theory simply relates to wear and tear, when we sleep our blood pressure drops and our heart has to do less work. If we sleep less, our heart doesn’t get this break.

 

This means two people of the very same age may have hearts who have done considerably different amounts of work, simply due to a difference in sleep patterns.

 

Has this info got you clutching at your chest in surprise? Well, for advice on how to get a handle on your own sleep patterns why not turn to those in the know, head on over to the Sleep Advisor for specialist advice.

 

Improves weight loss

 

So you’ve been up every morning jogging and you’ve been knocking back those disgusting wheatgrass smoothies but still your waistline hasn’t budged. Why is this? Well, it could be because you’re not getting enough shuteye.

 

Firstly, when we are sleepy we have reduced willpower, meaning we are far more likely to hit the candy jar than when we’ve slept well.

 

Secondly, even if you’ve the willpower to resist temptation, not getting enough sleep will still impact your weight. Not fair I know!

 

Researchers at Chicago University have discovered that our bodies actually process food less efficiently when tired. Apparently when sleep-deprived our fat cells suffer from a condition called ‘metabolic grogginess’. Who knew?

 

Without getting too deep into technicalities, when tired our fat cells are unable to correctly respond to the hormone insulin. Insulin controls how fatty acids and lipids get used and stored. When tired it seems our bodies end up storing more fat than it should.

 

What’s more, metabolic grogginess can lead to fat being stored in the wrong places, such as the tissue in our liver. The result of this can be diabetes. Yikes!

 

So, keep up the jogs and keep knocking back those ‘tasty’ green leaf drinks by all means. But also add a couple of extra hours in bed to your regime and you’ll soon be dropping a few notches on your belt.

 

A brighter tomorrow

 

Sleep isn’t just good for our physical health it’s also strongly linked to our mental health. Such is the link in fact, it’s been reported that insomniacs are five times more likely to suffer from depression as well-rested individuals.

 

Once again the exact reasons for the link between sleep and mental health aren’t completely understood. What we do know is that while we sleep our body attempts to regulate the levels of stress hormones in our system. If this process is constantly interrupted it stands to reasons that it will be less successful, resulting in imbalances and with them a less balanced emotional outlook.

 

There you have it – four reasons why sleep is essential for your health. Who knew that lying in bed for a few more hours could be so good for you? Nighty night!

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It’s Time You Started To Take Better Care Of Yourself

It’s Time You Started To Take Better Care Of Yourself

 

Lifestyle

 

The way we live is what overall affects how our body feels and changes, and it’s important that we protect it in our lifestyle. From what you eat to how much you move around in a day is what your body has to go off of, and surprisingly this can have a huge impact on your health. If you’re leading an unhealthy lifestyle you may really start to feel it physically, and you’re a lot more likely to fall victim to serious health issues. Typically, when it comes to starting the new year, people try to make a new year’s resolution to work on their diet or start up a new exercise plan. It’s hard to stick to, but you have to be determined!

 

Checkups

 

If you don’t often see a doctor, it might be worth booking yourself in for a quick checkup to make sure everything is fine. That’s not to say that you should expect bad news, but there’s no harm in making sure! Even if you do find out there’s bad news, the sooner you find out about it, the more chance you have of getting the best result. You might find yourself needing specific drugs to help out with any conditions you have, which can be pretty expensive if insurance does not cover it! You should check out ePharmacies to help you find the best deal out there on the market. You never know how much you could save, and when it comes to an essential purchase like this; you want to make sure that your payments are going to stretch!

 

Bad habits

 

Bad habits are often the worst causes of damage to our bodies. It’s quite common to see people with smoking addictions, and they bring such substantial health risks to themselves and people around them. Managing to quit this addiction doesn’t only help save your body from potential illnesses, but you’re also going to be saving yourself significant amounts of money. It’s hard to give up these addictions, but there are many services and treatments you can invest in to help you quit. The problem with most people’s addictions is, they don’t usually want to give them up, but it can be made a lot easier if you take the available treatments. For example, with the latest e-cigarettes, you don’t really have to give up smoking in a sense, but instead, you can lower your chemical intake significantly by using those instead. Smoking isn’t the only habit that people tend to get addicted to, alcohol is quite a common problem these days, too. Which again, not only compromises your health but leaves a massive hole in your wallet.

 

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The sooner you start to take care of your body, the higher the chance you have at a healthier future. The last thing anyone wants is to be given some bad news based on some silly compromise on their health, like smoking or a lack of exercise. It seems like fun at the time, but it’s something that you would seriously regret when the time comes.

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3 Fun Activities That Are Surprisingly Good For You

3 Fun Activities That Are Surprisingly Good For You

Ensuring your physical health and fitness levels are high is essential. Many men take it upon themselves to exercise and manage their health needs, even if they don’t find the task particularly exciting. Even dedicated fitness fans can sometimes find the repetitive nature of a workout regime a little tiresome.

 

If you find yourself in the same situation, then there’s good news to be found by reading on. There are a few activities that you might not associate with being beneficial to your health and fitness, but which can actually do you the world of good…

 

Wine tasting

 

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Yes, wine tasting. It doesn’t sound like it would be good for you, but there’s no doubt about it: an evening spent sampling wine could actually be good for your heart and mind.

 

The reason for this is simple: the beneficial properties of red wine. Red wine is known for having numerous health benefits, and has even been associated with helping to prevent heart disease. Red wine also contains a number of antioxidants that can be beneficial for general health.

 

Remember… you have to be cautious to drink in moderation, but this is easily managed at a pleasant wine tasting event due to the accepted practice of wine spitting. If you’ve never spit wine before, there’s a fantastic starter guide at winefolly.com that you may want to browse.

 

Motorcycle riding

 

Motorcycles have long held a fascination for many people; they seem to offer more freedom than conventional motorized transport ever could. But did you know riding a motorcycle can actually be beneficial to your fitness?

 

As theridingcenter.com makes clear, riding a motorcycle is actually a fantastic all-body workout. You will burn around 200-300 calories per hour when riding a bike, which is far more than you would while running or lifting weights.

 

Remember… motorcycles can be dangerous, as you’re more vulnerable to serious accidents that require the help of the likes of craigswapp.com. It’s vital to always take appropriate precautions when riding a motorcycle, such as ensuring you are wearing the right protective clothing when you take to the road.

 

Video gaming

 

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Yes, so often seen as the reserve of the unfit, there’s no doubt that video gaming can be beneficial to health. Over at medscape.com, they’ve compiled a list of all the studies that have shown that gaming is actually good for you. While you’re not going to get fit video gaming, you can increase your skill levels, your potential to pay attention to detail, and reduce your stress. These are all benefits that can improve your health and wellbeing considerably.

 

Remember… as enjoyable as gaming can be, it also has the potential to be addictive, at which point you will no longer be reaping benefits from partaking in the activity. Always play in moderation, and try not to develop a daily habit of video gaming– occasional is far preferable, with two or three days per week more than sufficient.

 

In conclusion

 

So when you want to change up your fitness, the ideas above could allow you to do it in the most enjoyable way possible.

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Essential Things You Can Do To Make Healthcare Cost Less

Essential Things You Can Do To Make Healthcare Cost Less

Let’s face it, healthcare is way more costly than it should be. We shouldn’t be forced to pay through our noses for basic treatments. We shouldn’t be in a position where we can’t afford to pay for surgery to cure a disease or fix a problem for good. Unfortunately, most of us are in this position nowadays, and it needs to stop.

 

For the majority of the population, there’s always this comparison between health issues and money. More specifically, whenever something is wrong, we think about how much it costs to take care of it, and how bad the issue is. This leaves loads of us living with issues that we try and sweep under the rug because they’re too costly and aren’t life-threatening enough to warrant the high costs of curing them. This applies to all areas of our health, from oral health to physical health, and even mental health too.

 

What I want to do is help you put an end to the constant worries you have about healthcare costs. It may seem impossible, but there are some things you can do to make healthcare cost a lot less. The rest of this article will be dedicated to ideas and thoughts on the matter. Hopefully, by the time you’ve finished reading, you will know exactly how to save money on healthcare costs for good.

 

 

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Compare Health Insurance

First thing’s first, you should have some form of health insurance at your disposal. Insurance makes everything more affordable for you and can cover you in emergencies. Yes, you still have to pay for your insurance, and this might seem costly at first. But, when you think about what the insurance covers and the money you don’t have to pay for medical treatments, it works out very well.

 

The problem a lot of people have is they find insurance that’s too expensive. What you should do is compare different providers and then compare different policies from the cheapest ones. There are companies out there offering a free consultation to help you compare different plans from specific providers. This is beneficial as they assist you with your research and ensure you find the best plan for your personal health risks. That’s the key here; some people are in worse health than others and will require more coverage. Others just need basic coverage to help pay for standard treatments and check-ups.

 

At the end of the day, insurance will save you thousands of dollars and makes you worry less about going to a doctor or health professional. Let’s say you have a bad back and need to see a chiropractor to fix it. If you don’t have insurance, then the cost of a full treatment plan might be too much and cause you to not pay for it. But, if you have insurance that covers the treatment, you don’t have to think twice. You undergo the treatment and end up in a better physical position.

 

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Eat A Better Diet

One of the easiest ways you can make healthcare cost less is by taking better care of your health. I know, what a crazy thing to suggest! All jokes aside, you will see massive changes in your body and bank balance when you eat a better diet. Health starts with what you put inside your body. You could be very active and play sports or go to the gym, but if you’re shoveling rubbish into your gut, then it won’t end well.

 

Sadly, plenty of people in this country have terrible diets. And that’s not just me being all high and mighty, it’s a fact. We eat too many fried and processed foods that are packed full of saturated fats, salt, sugar, and cholesterol. As a result, so many serious health problems could occur. In fact, a bad diet has been linked to the following issues; heart disease, heart attacks, multiple cancers, diabetes, and anaemia. Aside from, obviously, being very serious and potentially life-threatening, all of these problems require expensive medical treatment. You may need complex surgeries or access to high-tech equipment that helps calm your symptoms and lets you live a longer life with your health issues. Even if you have insurance, some of the money may have to come out of your pocket, and they’re ongoing costs in the cases of diabetes and cancer too.

 

All you have to do is eat healthily. Take a look at your diet and first try to cut down on the bad things. Eat less fat, consume less meat, so you don’t have high cholesterol, eat less sugar, and manage your salt intake. You’ll immediately start to feel a lot better and healthier just by doing this. Then, start adding important vitamins and minerals to your diet. Loads of people, particularly women, don’t get enough iron in their systems. This inevitably leads to anemia. So, start eating more green veg like broccoli or spinach as they contain iron. You also get the benefit of all the other vitamins these veggies provide. Be more conscious of what you eat, and you’ll be amazed at how few health problems you have, leading to low healthcare costs every year for you.

 

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Exercise And Stay Active

I know I said that diet is the number one thing to think about when it comes to your health, but you still need to exercise. Being a couch potato might sound appealing, but it isn’t a very good idea at all. The less active you are, the more unhealthy you become. Your muscles start to stop working, which can end up causing pain in joints and bones, leading to expensive treatments. Plus, it can also cause weight gain which then leads to other diseases, most notably high blood pressure and heart problems.

 

The simple solution is to just get up and exercise more. Walk places instead of driving everywhere. Don’t stay in the same seat for hours on end without moving. Even if you work a typical office job, get up every hour or so and walk around the office or do some light stretching. In your spare time, go for a run or choose one type of physical activity to do three times a week. This could be going to the gym, cycling, yoga, dance classes; literally, anything that gets your heart rate up and helps you stay healthy.

 

I am not a health expert, but if I were, I would advise all my clients to exercise and stay active. Why? Because that’s the exact same advice health experts, give to everyone! Come on guys, it’s not rocket science. The more active you are, the fewer health problems you’ll end up with.

 

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Stick To An Oral Hygiene Routine

It’s not just your physical health that causes high costs, it’s also your oral health. There are so may dental treatments that are far too common and far too expensive. Plenty of things can set you back a couple of hundred dollars, sometimes even creep into the thousands. The most frustrating thing about paying for dental healthcare is how avoidable it is. Our teeth aren’t meant to just rot away and decompose quickly. If we take good care of them, they will last for a very long time.

 

To make things even more frustrating, it’s so easy to stick to an oral hygiene routine. You haven’t got to do anything crazy, it’s simply a case of following some rules every day. First, brush your teeth twice – once in the morning after breakfast, and once in the evening before bed. Always leave at least half an hour after between eating food and brushing, or you won’t see good results. Secondly, floss anywhere between two or seven times a week. This helps clean your teeth more thoroughly and avoids gum disease that leads to expensive hygienist appointments. Finally, cut down on sugar and acids. Sugary drinks are particularly bad and try to avoid eating lots of sweets per day. If you are going to treat yourself to some sugar, try and have it all in one go. The more frequently you consume it, the more damage it does to your teeth. Acid is also bad, so maybe stop eating lemons if that’s the kind of thing you’re into.

 

Follow these rules, and you could avoid paying for expensive dental treatments or surgeries. All you have to worry about is your regular checkups, which could well be covered if you have health insurance that includes a dental plan. Even if you don’t, it won’t be that expensive.

 

Wow, that was a lot to take in, wasn’t it? I hope you’ve managed to stay with me all this time and learn how you can make healthcare cost a lot less. Yes, making changes to your lifestyle will go a long way to avoiding health problems. When you haven’t got many health issues, it means you’ll pay for fewer health procedures, saving lots of money. But, don’t forget about insurance as it will provide financial relief if you do have serious issues that need immediate attention.

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3 Ways To Regain Your Youthful Appearance

3 Ways To Regain Your Youthful Appearance

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Would you like to regain your youthful appearance this year and boost your confidence levels? Then you’ve come to the right place today. Some fantastic ideas on this page aren’t going to break the bank, but that could help you to achieve your goal. Regardless of your age; there are always ways in which anyone can improve their look and make themselves feel confident. With that in mind, take a moment to consider the advice below before putting your plan in place. Hopefully, you could knock ten years off your perceived appearance within only a couple of weeks.

 

Working on your eyes

 

Your eyes are one part of your body that often show the signs of aging before anywhere else. That means it makes sense to focus on your eyes if you want to regain your youthful appearance. There are lots of different methods for making an improvement according to experts like those from CarolinaFacialPlasticSurgery.com. Specialists say that non-surgical procedures like liquid eye lifts can create some fantastic results. Just search online if you want to find out more information about that treatment and see some before and after photographs.

 

Working on your complexion

 

As ladies mature, their complexion tends to suffer. That can result in us feeling less than happy with our appearance. Working on your complexion and improving your skin is a fantastic way to make yourself feel confident, and it could also help you to attract a life partner if you’re single. In most instances, you just need to invest in the best moisturizing creams and scrubs on the market. There are plenty of review websites if you don’t know where to start when it comes to selecting the most suitable brands. So, just conduct some research before spending your hard-earned cash.

 

Working on your style

 

Giving yourself an entire fashion makeover if guaranteed to make you feel younger than you do at the moment. If you have a teenage daughter, maybe you could take her along for the shopping trip? If not; you just need to take someone who always looks amazing with the clothing they select. That way, you will have a person around who can offer advice and ensure you buy items that will improve your appearance. Just head down to the high street and spend a few hundred dollars in the most popular stores for the best outcomes. Sites like Refinery29.com are excellent places to look if you need some advice about the best shops. You can then arrange a night out on the town with your friends to showcase your new outfit.

 

Now you know about some brilliant ways of regaining your youthful appearance; you should never have to worry about looking old before your time again. Of course, there are lots of other things you could try if you want to feel your best. For instance, many ladies choose to get a tummy tuck or try botox injections. However, you should only do that if you honestly believe those procedures will help your confidence levels. In most situations, you don’t have to do anything that drastic to achieve your goal.

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10 Factors For Weight Loss

10 Factors For Weight Loss

If the holidays have left you feeling out of sorts, then you might be considering a little weight loss. But before you go diving into the next fad diet or a mad exercise plan, it’s worth thinking about a few of the factors that affect our weight and body shape. You might be surprised to learn that it goes far beyond a little indulgent eating during the holiday period! In fact, there are so many determining factors when it comes to our body shape, that you might not realise the extent of their collective influence. Here are just 10 of the factors affecting weight loss success. How many of them affect you?

 

  1. Motivation

There is a lot of emphases placed on the willpower required to see through a tough diet and exercise program. As you’ll see, a lack of motivation to change at least one thing might hinder you. But if that’s not the reason for weight gain in the first place, is it fair to beat yourself up about it?

 

Inspiration and motivation are closely connected. We all need a reason to make positive changes in our lives. But perhaps the reason shouldn’t be so much about body image as feeling healthy and energized?

 

  1. Job

Lots of us have jobs that wear the body and the mind down! That, for the most part, can’t be helped. However, if your job is making you unhappy, stressed, or even depressed, it’s important you take action. Discreetly searching for another company to work for is one option. Asking for a role change with your current employer is another. But you might not need to make such drastic changes.

 

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Think about your break times and lunchtimes. Are you really making the most of this downtime? Or are you like millions of other workers and still sitting at your desk tackling your workload? You must take breaks to maintain good mental and physical health. We’re not built for sitting down for very long. Office jobs are very taxing on the body. Give yourself the break you deserve.

 

  1. Diet

It’s true that larger than necessary portions can contribute to obesity. And it’s true that eating foods that have been processed to contain extra sugar and fat can lead to excess calorie consumption. It is worth being mindful of what you’re putting in your body. This can include drinks too.

 

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Dieting leaves us hungry, empty, lethargic and foggy minded. This is partly because we often have to starve our poor brains of the much-needed glucose it uses for energy. You can add products like KetoMCT to help give your brain a boost. It is thought it can stop you feeling hungry too. Most importantly, it might be able to give you what you need to continue with that rigorous exercise plan you’ve signed up for!

 

  1. Exercise

You don’t have to pick the latest celebrity-endorsed exercise program to be moving enough. Sometimes small and simple changes are best. The trouble with cutting calories and exercising hard at the same time is that we quickly run out of steam. Building up slowly is often the best way, but few diet and exercise programs approach weight loss this way. We’re all different and we lead different lifestyles. Give yourself a chance to make little changes in your own time. Maybe a fifteen minute walk each lunchtime? What about joining a class with a friend?

 

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  1. Sleep

Sleeping is something few of us manage to get right. Without a full night of good quality sleep, you might find your mental function is impaired. This fogginess leaves us reaching for the sugary snacks to give us a boost! There is little you can do when you’ve had a bad night but ride the next day out. However, you can reduce the occasions that sleep is deprived like this. Stick to a strict bedtime routine. Make sure your room and bed are right for quality sleep. Avoid caffeine in the evenings. And jot down those pesky thoughts that pop into the mind as you lay in the dark.

 

  1. Genes

There is nothing we can do about the genes we inherit. They can determine the size and shape of your body, as well as hair color, some character traits and hereditary illnesses. However, making small adjustments to your food choices can help you maintain a healthy weight. As for your body shape? It’s important to love the body you’re in, regardless of the size and shape it might be. Acceptance is often key.

 

  1. Lifestyle Choices

If you choose to live an active lifestyle, chances are you won’t need to worry much about your weight. If your lifestyle is busy and work-based, you might struggle to find that balance to take care of your body health. A quick check on the number of hours you’re working, and the number of hours you’re inactive can help you figure out if your lifestyle is as balanced as it could be.

 

  1. Energy Levels

Some people are naturally lower in energy than others. There are plenty of things that might give you that boost, but sometimes it’s worth checking in with your doctor. Sometimes a metabolic problem might exist. Your thyroid gland might not be working as effectively as it should be. Or maybe you have an illness that simply requires medication management.

 

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It’s also worth checking you have adequate iron and B vitamins in your diet. These can play a big part in your overall feeling of well-being too. Add a little gentle exercise to your daily activities, and you might be feeling much more energetic overall.

 

  1. Relationships

Unhealthy relationships can get us down. They weigh on our mind and lead us to seek comfort food! Get out of any relationship that doesn’t make you feel more like you.

 

  1. Hormones and Health Issues

It’s true that hormone levels change during our lives. A dip in some hormone levels can contribute to weight gain. Others can cause more serious health issues. Check in with your doctor if you’re concerned.

 

As you can see, there are many factors that affect our weight and will affect our ability to slim down if required. No wonder weight loss is so hard! But knowing a little more about what causes the problems in the first place might help a little.

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6 Fashion Styles Which Show Off Your Curves Beautifully

6 Fashion Styles Which Show Off Your Curves Beautifully

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Us girls with the curves understand how hard it is to find clothes which are flattering. The problem is, most women hide their curvaceous figure in baggy clothes and unappealing designs. Flaunt those beautiful curves with these six simple fashion tips which can make you look sexy, sophisticated or stylish, depending on the circumstance of course!

 

Upper: Tight-fitting tops

 

Nothing says flaunting your curvy torso than wearing tight-fitting tops. One crucial tip when going for this style is to balance your overall shape out. For example, if you wear a tight-fitted blouse, ensure that you put on a puffy skirt, so your curves and breasts are more defined. You also need to ensure that the top isn’t too tight but also is just the right tautness to show off your curvaceous figure.

 

Upper: Plunge necklines

 

For the ladies who have large breasts, we recommend tops which have a V-shape, boat and scoop necklines to give a subtle, sexy look. Make sure that the top is not too low but is just right, so just a glimpse of your breasts can be seen. Again, wear a looser skirt to really exaggerate the top half of your body.

 

Upper: Belt with a blouse

 

Whether you’re stuck in the office all day or going out in the town with the gals, this style suits any occasion. Typically suiting women with smaller stomachs, this choice works best with a flared blouse/top and a big belt just under the ribcage. For the lower part of the outfit, a mini skirt or pencil skirt would fit just nicely.

 

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Lower: Black, tight-fitting jeans

 

It’s no myth that black clothes make you look slim! Not only that, but they show off your curves with chic and finesse. For the women who wish they could have a bigger backside, but can’t afford Allure Plastic Surgery just yet, skinny jeans are magic at giving the appearance of a bigger booty. Try them if you haven’t already!

 

Lower: Straight-cut trousers

 

On the complete contrary, you could wear straight-cut, classy trousers. This style suits women who want to show off their booty more than their legs and goes great with tight-fitting tops. Also, it’s perfect for the summer time as they show off your hourglass figure and keep you cool at the same time.

 

Lower: Figure-hugging pencil skirt

 

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This one will turn heads for sure! The best thing about pencil skirts is that they come in a variety of fabrics and look stunning if you get the upper part of the outfit right too. If you want to achieve the curvaceous look successfully, make sure to balance the rest of your outfit out (similar to wearing tight-tops). Wear a loose top or blouse to contrast against the hip-hugging skirt for the finest results.

Of course, these are just a few tips for showing off your curvy features. You can always think outside the box and try daring colours, accessories and even shoes. After all, you know the saying; new year, new you!

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Naturally Nurtured: Feed Yourself Fresh and Live The Cleanest Life

Naturally Nurtured: Feed Yourself Fresh and Live The Cleanest Life

You’re feeling a little low recently, after a busy and food-fuelled month you’re ready to knuckle down and get healthy. Now is the perfect time to kick the old habits to the curb and live a cleaner life. You want to feel full of energy and refreshed, instead of sluggishly sloth-like. There are a few tools you will need to get yourself going, but once you’re up and running there will be no turning back. Whenever you can, opt for natural products to live your daily life. Living a pure, unpolluted life will have you glowing from the inside out.

Move Away From Medicines

Yes, there are certain pains you shouldn’t ignore, but how often have you headed to the pharmacy for every little ache and pain you feel? Often you don’t need any painkillers at all to combat illnesses. Try a holistic approach and aim to use nature’s medicines to cure your ailments. Sore, scratchy throat? Add some fresh organic lemon and a squeeze of honey to some warm filtered water. This magical drink contains healing powers to help your flu symptoms straight away. Step away from the pain-killers next time it’s your time of the month, use a hot water bottle and a spritz of fresh lavender spray on your pillow for a calming night’s sleep. Dose up on nature’s finest remedies and you’ll feel on top of the world this winter.

Plant-Based Perfection

Take a moment to think about your diet, could it be better? Consider going vegan for a trial period and you might just see wondrous results. Reducing your dairy and meat intake could leave you with more energy and you’ll be helping the environment out too. Look online for plant-based supplements such as, canabidol.com. By incorporating natural, herbal products into your everyday life you will feel fully detoxed and free of illnesses. Think about what kinds of fluids you’re drinking each day too. You might want to consider upping your water intake and steer clear of caffeine-laden hot drinks. Switch to hot green tea or ginger tea if you can. There are multiple antioxidants in many herbal teas.

 

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Happy At Home

Try and steer clear of polluting products inside your home. Many of your cleaning solutions contain contaminating substances which can cause you ill health.

There are a plethora of non-toxic solutions you can use and make yourself at home. Lemons, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are just a few of the natural ingredients you can use to create a clean and healthy household. There are many ranges of eco-friendly laundry detergents and washing up liquids which will keep you and your family safe from harmful chemicals. If you like to keep your house smelling fresh then steer clear of unnatural air fresheners and invest in some handpicked local flowers each week. You have the freedom to change your fragrance and style as often as you like, without inviting harmful scents into your home.

So get clean and green today by opting for safer products in your daily life. Feed your body and freshen up your home with the most natural products out there and you will feel refreshed in an instant.

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