If you are like me, your are concerned with losing weight but dont want to always limit myself. I would much rather form a better eating lifestyle over going on skme diet. I am looking for life-long eating habits that with help me lose my extra poundage and continue to keep them off. I recentlly went to a Nutritionist to get in the correct path. She told me that in order to adequately make changes, I had to to evalute what I was currently doing and see where I can make improvements. Her #1 suggesrion as a tool to hell me was Myfitnesspal.
Myfitnesspal is a simple, fun, informative way to track your nutrition and activity efforts. There are both website and mobile device platforms to make the program accessible to all. The program offers food and exercise journaling that will help you keep track of your efforts and evw give you tips to better reach your goals. Everything within the program is easy to use. The food journal even has a barcode scanner feature for easier food journal entry.
On my favorite features is the social connections you can make to your weight loss. You have the ability to share your progress with friends who are also using the program, if you want to. You also have the ability to use the program discretly and individually. I enjoy the connectivity of the program because I stay motivated from the encouragement I recieve from my friends abd family. Come connect with me so we can encourage each other. My username is krishtianxw.]]>
Tip #1 – Look for Easy Recipes – Cooking can take up a lot of time. Start looking for easy recipes to help you make the best use of your time. Look for those that include only a few ingredients and that only require about 30 minutes for you to prepare. You can cook healthily without having to spend huge amounts of time in the kitchen. Each edition of the ZenBox newsletter will feature a different recipe that you can add to your quick-meal repertoire.
Tip #2 – Spend 15 Minutes Picking Up – Just take 15 minutes out of your day to pick up throughout the house. Pick up clutter, deal with a load of laundry, or clean up the kitchen. In just 15 minutes, you can accomplish a lot. And each 15 minute segment you can spend on this during the week, that is 15 minutes less you have to worry about on the weekend.
Tip #3 – Try to Find a Routine – Many parents find that having a routine can be very helpful when they are trying to keep up with their home. Figure out days to do laundry, days for shopping, and days to clean other areas of the home. This way you know when you need to get something done.
Keeping your sanity being a parent and professional at the same time is a lot easier when you use proper time management. Of course, don’t allow yourself to get stressed out if you miss something. There is always tomorrow. Do your best to use these simple tips, and keeping up with your home will be a lot easier.]]>
While a little amount of stress can keep us alert and on our toes, too much of it is also bad. People who have a high rate of stress are much more prone to diseases, including heart failure. Emotional stress and anxiety can take a toll on the heart and make it work harder than it is intended to. If you have an existing heart condition, stress can make the symptoms worse.
Stressed people should therefore employ techniques in managing stress. Managing stress need not to be difficult and expensive. Here are some easy ways on how to cope up stress:
Managing stress is not as hard as you think. All it takes from you is the willpower to do these techniques.]]>
Makes: 15 pies
Serving Size: 1 pie
Per serving: 33 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars;9 g total sugars; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 11 mg sodium; 7 mg potassium.
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COMMON EFFECTS OF MEDITATION
1. A feeling of rest and revitalization
2. A deep sense of relaxation
3.Better problem solving
4. Aid in regulating blood pressure
5. Improved circulation, respiration and digestion.
COMMON COMPONENTS OF MEDITATION:
A SIMPLE FORM OF MEDITATION
If foreign thoughts come in, just stop these thoughts in a relaxed manner, and keep on concentrating upon the breathing and the word you repeat.
As you proceed through this meditation, you should feel steadily more relaxed in your mind and body. Feel that you breathe steadily more effectively; and that the blood circulation throughout your body gets more efficient. You may also feel an increasing mental pleasure throughout the meditation.]]>
Spa services as well as natural stress relief therapies usually engage the different senses to calm frazzled nerves, relax tense muscles and lower your heart rate in order to relieve a person from stress. Most stress relief treatments make use of the sense of touch to release stress from the body such as massage and facials.
The effects of these methods are greatly enhanced when they are performed in conjunction with aromatherapy stress relief. Engaging the sense of smell is known to have a significant impact in a person’s physical and emotional condition, which is why most spas include aromatherapy stress relief in their treatments.
Aromatherapy stress relief is a holistic approach to treating stress, wherein essential oils extracted from flowers, plants, herbs and trees are used to promote a sense of well-being in a person. These natural essential oils are proven to soothe the central nervous system. When aromatherapy stress relief is used along with therapeutic massage or acupuncture, the essential oils are applied or massaged on the skin, which also helps the hand glide smoothly over the skin. The therapist may also place the essential oils under the person’s nose to provide maximum benefits.
Aromatherapy stress relief is popular in spas everywhere but it is also separate practice of many holistic professionals. Some of the common essential oils used in aromatherapy stress relief include lavender, sandalwood, chamomile, rose, jasmine, eucalyptus, peppermint and sage.
For a quick aromatherapy stress relief, put a drop of lavender essential oil on a tissue and bring this with you. Sniff the tissue whenever you feel stressed. Alternatively, scent your work area with lavender essential oil mixed with almond oil by cleaning your desk, for example, with a cloth dabbed in the blended oils.
At Xavier Massage, we have quite the selection of essential oils that we can add to your massage to enhance your experience. This is a free service that we offer to each of our clients. You have a stressful life and we do all that we can to help take that stress away. We can dab a few drops of any essential oil (or blend of oils) you choose to the sheets during your massage so you can gently breath in all the benefits. Try adding aromatherapy to your next massage and see first hand all the benefits that it offers.]]>
Daily Yoga is an awesome mobile app that is available for phone and tablets, on Android, Apple – and even Windows Phone operating systems. It is great for those starting out in yoga or those who are more advanced. There a yoga programs for runner, for weight loss, for specific muscle groups, and even for all over stretching and relaxation. The Sun Salutation is my favorite so far. Each program has different levels set for you individual ability. The programs have visual and audio instructions to help you through the poses. There is also a pose library with further instructions and even a community section where you can share and receive tips and advice to further your practice.
Of course this app is no substitute the awesomeness of being in a class surrounded by student who are growing with you, but this app is great for those who may not be able to make it to a class. The basics stage of the app is free. Test is out and let me know how you like it.