Thursday, 28 June 2012

Essential Fatty Acids-Omega 3 Fatty Acids-Irritated Skin-Antioxidants-Berries

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  1. BERRIES FOR BEAUTY: Blueberries, strawberries & blackberries are all super high in antioxidants. The beauty of antioxidants is they can protect your skin from the inside out by guarding your cells from damage. Eat them as a snack, blend them in a smoothie or add to you morning.
  2. GREEN BEANS-Wind back the clock and stock up on foods like spinach, kale, broccoli and romaine. All of these contain vitamin B, E and C, as well as antioxidants that help fight off free radicals. They’re also one of the top sources of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that helps repair and renew your skin to give it a youthful glow.
  3. ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS – Fish like Salmon, Tuna and Trout are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential ingredients to baby soft skin. Omega 3 fatty acids are widely known to help soften dry skin by holding in moisture, which helps decrease the look of wrinkles and plumps up skin.
  4. EGGS – Eggs are widely recognized as a great source of protein, however it is also an important component for clear skin. Eggs are a good source of zinc which acts by controlling the production of oil in the skin, and can also help control some of the hormones that cause breakouts.
  5. AVOCADO– Avocado contains ‘good’ fats which are essential to a healthy diet and a smooth complexion.  The monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E help soothe red, irritated skin, whilst Vitamin C helps fight inflammation.
  6. WATER – It’s no secret that water is the holy grail of health. Our body weight is made up of 70% water, so in order keep healthy, we need to stay hydrated. When the skin is properly hydrated, it looks fresh and radiant. Drink at least eight glasses of h20 a day and notice the difference in your energy levels and complexion.
  7. GREEN TEA – When we aren’t drinking our eight glasses of water a day, we should be having a cup of tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants and contains polyphenols which help to reduce the signs of aging like wrinkles and lost of skin elasticity.
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Natural Sugar-Carbohydrate-Plant Foods-Calories-Fruit

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girlgrowingsmall:fuckyeah-tonedandfit:THE BENEFITS OF SUGAR IN FRUITSThis idea that fruit is somehow a bad thing to eat came into full swing with the low carb diet craze, but the myth persists. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear someone tell me that they avoid fruit because it’s “all sugar” or “loaded with carbs.” So, I want to set the record straight and come to the defense of some of the world’s healthiest foods – fresh, whole fruits.I’ll tackle the “fruit is all sugar” statement first – because it’s just plain wrong. Fresh fruit offers so much more than the natural sugar it contains – including water, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (those naturally-occurring plant compounds that have wide ranging beneficial effects on the body). Where else can you get a package like that for about 75 calories per serving?The idea that fruit is “loaded with carbs” or is “full of sugar” needs to be put into perspective, too. It’s true that when you eat fruit, the overwhelming majority of the calories you consume are supplied by carbohydrate – mostly in the form of fructose, which is the natural sugar in the fruit.But that’s the nature not just of fruit, but of all plant foods – they’re predominantly carbohydrate (and that means not just natural sugars, but healthy starches as well as structural elements, like cellulose, that provide fiber). When you eat vegetables, the majority of the calories you’re eating come from carbohydrate, too. But you don’t hear people complaining that vegetables are “loaded with carbs.”Before dismissing foods as being loaded with sugar, or too high in carbs, consider not only the amount of sugar or carbs you’re eating, but the form of the carbohydrate, too. There’s a big difference between the nutritional value of the natural carbohydrates found in fruits and other plant foods – the sugars, starches and fibers – and what’s found (or, more accurately, what’s not found) in all the empty calories we eat from added sugars that find their way into everything from brownies to barbecue sauce.Faced with a serving of fruit, how much sugar are we talking about, anyway? An average orange has only about 12 grams of natural sugar (about 3 teaspoons) and a cup of strawberries has only about 7 grams – that’s less than two teaspoons. And either way, you’re also getting 3 grams of fiber, about a full day’s worth of vitamin C, healthy antioxidants and some folic acid and potassium to boot – and it’ll only cost you about 50 or 60 calories. “All sugar?” I think not.By contrast, a 20-ounce cola will set you back about 225 calories and, needless to say, won’t be supplying any antioxidants, vitamins, minerals or fiber. You’ll just be chugging down some carbonated water, maybe some artificial color and flavor, and somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 grams of added sugar (about 1/3 of a cup).You won’t get fat on eating fruit. You won’t be consuming an insane, over-the-top amount of sugar. Don’t be afraid of eating fruit, because they are the best thing you can give your body. read more..

Saturday, 23 June 2012

physio-fit: Why cleanses are a waste of time Many people go...

physio-fit:Why cleanses are a waste of timeMany people go...

physio-fit:Why cleanses are a waste of timeMany people go through periods of poor eating and drinking, like around the holidays or birthdays. So what about “cleanses” to “flush the toxins” out of your body?Newsflash: your body already does that for you.No other “cleansing” food or drink will do more than your body has already done. For example - a “liver cleanse” after a big night of alcohol and fatty food. Your liver already does its job, and the toxins leave your body soon after. No other diet will make your liver any more effective at eliminating toxins. There are thousands of people offering you many forms of cleansing, none of which have any merit. None help your body, and many have downsides like a lack of energy, protein, fibre and other nutrients - leaving you feeling grumpy and tired.So - what if you want to help your body after an unhealthy period? Focus on clean and healthy eating - long term, not just for 3 days or a week. Eat minimally processed food, natural sources of protein, sufficient fluids, and lots of fruit and vegetables. read more..

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Healthy Lifestyle-Healthy Weight

i got healthier but then got completely lost, and gained half of the weight i had lost. do you this is actually possible for me to get at a healthy weight. maybe it is not my destiny

That just happens sometimes. You just have to keep getting back up and trying again. You make your destiny. If you choose to give up, your destiny will lead you on that path and one day you really might regret it. If you choose to say “I can do this”, then you WILL. You need to find a balance with this lifestyle. Think about why this happened. Were you just getting unmotivated? Were you not treating yourself enough? Really figure out what happened and work on resolving that.You really need to have a positive mindset about this. Otherwise, it won’t happen. I really believe that you can do it. You have to find that strength, keep building on it, keep going, and you will get there. It can be tough, but it’s not supposed to be easy. But you will feel good about it and it will be rewarding. Think about how amazing you’ll feel once you have not only reached a healthy weight, but you are really into a healthy lifestyle. You will feel good inside and out. Think about all of the benefits. Write them down, post it up on the wall!I know you can do it and I want you to know that you can, too. And when you do, I want you to come to me and tell me that you did it. And I will tell you “See, I knew you could do it and I am so proud of you.” Okay? I think support is really important, and I am here for you 100%!Just remember… what I think is really important… treat yourself. I think that’s why a lot of people have slip-ups. If you want something that isn’t healthy, and you really want it, eat it. Eat half of it, eat 2 bites of it. Find your balance with your eating, find your intuitive eating, find your exercise balance. Find your overall healthy lifestyle and life balance, and you will succeed. (: read more..

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Summer Hits-Ice Cream-Exercises-Workday

When summer hits, it can be hard to drag yourself to the gym. So skip it and do...

When summer hits, it can be hard to drag yourself to the gym. So skip it and do this bodyweight workout instead! http://bit.ly/LJ49lz
No-Equipment Workout: Get Slim for Summer
You don't need any equipment to sculpt a sleek, sexy body for summer. read more..


Work out at work! Sneak in a few exercises into your workday without anybody eve...

Work out at work! Sneak in a few Exercises into your workday without anybody even noticing: http://bit.ly/M9IEpA
Working Out at Work
It is possible to shape up at the office without looking like a crazy person—or breaking a massive sweat. Use these tricks to sneak a little exercise in 9 to 5 read more..


I scream, you scream...you know the rest! If ice cream is one of your gotta-have...

I scream, you scream...you know the rest! If ice cream is one of your gotta-have-it foods, here's how to make it part of your healthy diet: http://bit.ly/KZssOb
Can Ice Cream Be Healthy? 5 Dos & Don’ts
Is frozen yogurt better for you than hard ice cream? And what about dairy free alternatives? Nutritionist Cynthia Sass explains how to avoid calorie, fat and sugar overload while enjoying summer's favorite treat. read more..

Diet

Hey Drop 10 Diet'ers! (And newbies!) Sign up today to win a FREE Brita Bottle! h...

Hey Drop 10 Diet'ers! (And newbies!) Sign up today to win a FREE Brita Bottle! http://on.self.com/xWDdfH http://ow.ly/i/CTgd
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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Healthy Recipes-Mexican Dishes-Mexican Foods-Rich Flavors-Bread Basket

Even if you're not trying to lose a lot of weight, these nutrient-rich foods mak...

Even if you're not trying to lose a lot of weight, these nutrient-rich foods make great additions to any diet: http://bit.ly/JlTnBT
8 Super Nutrients that Slim You Down
How to use food to fast track your weight-loss results. read more..


Who's in the mood for Mexican today? Enjoy the rich flavors of these healthy rec...

Who's in the mood for Mexican today? Enjoy the rich flavors of these Healthy Recipes for lunch: http://bit.ly/LXeY0V
10 Mexican Dishes for Staying Slim
Enjoy the rich flavors of your favorite Mexican foods without guilt. read more..


If you're like a lot of women, the sight of a warm, aromatic bread basket at a f...

If you're like a lot of Women, the sight of a warm, aromatic bread basket at a fancy restaurant can make your heart pound and your palms sweat--should you or shouldn't you take a piece? But there's no reason to fear the bread basket for life! http://bit.ly/LI9WXx
The Cure for Carb Phobia? Carb Cycling 101
Discover the diet strategy that lets you eat what you like and still lose weight. read more..

Kashi Products-Kashi Cereal

1,000 Free Kashi Products!Sign up for the Drop 10 Diet today for a chance to wi...

1,000 Free Kashi Products!
Sign up for the Drop 10 Diet today for a chance to win a $5 coupon for any Kashi cereal, snack or meal.http://on.self.com/xE5red Already a Drop tenner? You can enter to win, too! read more..

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Friday, 15 June 2012

World Blood Donor Day-Blood Donation-Niki Taylor

Whether you need to get in shape fast or just want to maintain your sizzling loo...

Whether you need to get in shape fast or just want to maintain your sizzling look all year round, the Beach-Ready Body Workout is a plan that will slim and tone your entire body—FAST. Sign Up Here: read more..


What's your favorite mid-morning snack? http://bit.ly/IA6ZdD

What's your favorite mid-morning snack? http://bit.ly/IA6ZdD
10 Guiltless Gluten-Free Snacks
Proof that a gluten-free diet doesn't have to be inconvenient. read more..


In honor of World Blood Donor Day, we caught up with the gorgeous supermodel and...

In honor of World Blood Donor Day, we caught up with the gorgeous supermodel and former SHAPE cover girl (make that five covers!) Niki Taylor to talk beauty, fitness, and why Blood Donation is a cause dear to her heart. Did you donate blood today? http://bit.ly/LXH3oQ
How Niki Taylor Stays Fit, Beautiful, and Stress-Free
The 5-time SHAPE cover girl shares her diet and fitness secrets. read more..

Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Healthday News-Saturated Fats-Mouse Study

Mouse Study Suggests Certain Fats Could Trigger Crohn's, Colitis

WEDNESDAY, June 13 (Healthday News) -- Certain types of saturated fats common in today's Western diet may change gut bacteria and trigger inflammatory bowel disease in people genetically predisposed to the disorder, according to a new study that looked at this relationship in mice. read more..

Healthy Sandwich-Cynthia Barnett-Support System-Small Changes-Strict Diets

Craving a BLT or reuben, but not the calories? We've made your favorite sandwich...

Craving a BLT or reuben, but not the calories? We've made your favorite sandwiches over by putting veggies front and center. Get your brown bags ready! http://bit.ly/zJ2aqu
5 Healthy Sandwich Makeovers
Simple tweaks make your favorite sandwiches a part of your healthy diet. read more..


Experts agree: Making small changes can lead to big results! So ditch the strict...

Experts agree: Making small changes can lead to big results! So ditch the strict diets and try making one or two of these small adjustments to your daily life to lose weight: http://bit.ly/OBdJGM
Experts Reveal: 15 Small Diet Changes for Weight Loss
Ditch strict diets and lose weight for good with these expert tips. read more..


Cynthia Barnett, 45AtlantaNow: 144 lbs.Then: 186 lbs.How she did it: Some...

Cynthia Barnett, 45
How she did it: Some family and friends went on the journey to lose weight along with Cynthia, and this support system was a driving force in their success. Coupled with DVD workouts and diet changes, she's healthier and happier than ever. read more..

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When you're losing weight, there's almost nothing more frustrating than seeing y...

When you're losing weight, there's almost nothing more frustrating than seeing y...

When you're losing weight, there's almost nothing more frustrating than seeing your progress come to a screeching halt. If you've reached a weight-loss plateau, try tweaking your diet slightly to get your weight loss moving again: http://bit.ly/IxGK3Q
How to Break Through a Plateau
Nutritionist Cynthia Sass shares five things you can do today to get your weight loss going again. read more..

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Exercises-Gym

Want to work out, but hate the thought of being in a gym? Exercises like the Jum...

Want to work out, but hate the thought of being in a gym? Exercises like the Jump Squat can easily be taken outdoors! Get more outside-friendly exercise moves: read more..


Confess: Are you a little bored with your workout? Try these 31 ways to get moti...

Confess: Are you a little bored with your workout? Try these 31 ways to get motivated (and burn more calories).
31 Ways to Energize Your Workout
Bored with your workout? We can help! Here are 31 ways to inject some excitement back into your daily exercise routine. read more..

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Workouts

We're always telling you what foods to avoid before and after your workouts. But...

We're always telling you what foods to avoid before and after your Workouts. But what should you be eating before or after you exercise? Here's how to harness the power of nutrition to maximize your results: http://bit.ly/LiFIKi
The Best Foods to Eat Before and After Your Workout
How to use the power of nutrition for optimal results. read more..

Pilates Workout-Miley Cyrus

How does Miley Cyrus look so good? OK, she's 19! But aside from that, we managed...

How does Miley Cyrus look so good? OK, she's 19! But aside from that, we managed to snag the Pilates workout she swears by to tone up, improve her posture, and sculpt great abs:
Miley Cyrus’ Flat Stomach Secret
Pilates guru Mari Winsor reveals the exercises the young actress relies on to keep her body toned and the diet that keeps her looking and feeling good. read more..

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Flat Stomach-Flat Belly-Nuts

Get in better shape with man's best friend! Check out these 7 ways to get fit wi...

Get in better shape with man's best friend! Check out these 7 ways to get fit with your pet. Stand up paddleboarding, anyone?
Sweat with Your Pet | Fitbie
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Mmmm: Nuts! The healthiest nuts: http://ow.ly/bsuYF

Mmmm: Nuts! The healthiest nuts: http://ow.ly/bsuYF
For Healthy Fat In Your Diet, Remember to Include Nuts
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Six nutritional all-stars of the nut world read more..


No smoke and mirrors here. Get a flat belly by paying attention to these three t...

No smoke and mirrors here. Get a Flat Belly by paying attention to these three things: diet, exercise, and stress. We've got the complete details here!
The 3-Step Strategy to a Flat Stomach | Fitbie
Saying goodbye to belly fat is as easy as one, two, three! Follow this plan to shrink your gut for good read more..

Crocs

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grassleaves:vladimirmedvedev:xxsammisaurrxx:The only thing worse than crocs are theseMY FRIEND HAS THESE. EW.^FUCKING JESSLEE EH?WOAH. These used to be the shit. I own two pair and I run and swim in them. HOP OFF MY FIVEFINGERS. Ya’ll don’t know nothin bout five fingers.Crocs were not made for exercise activities like Vibrams. They were made for…. well I don’t know, but obviously you can’t swim in them so your argument against these amazing foot gear is invalid. haha. I wear these and they are so great. Especially for hiking because you can walk in the water and grip things with your toes. read more..

Friday, 8 June 2012

Snacks-Yogurt

plusonefitness:Examples of quick and easy snacks are: yogurt,...

plusonefitness:Examples of quick and easy snacks are: yogurt, mini bagels, banana, smoothie, pretzels, and apple juice. http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=0&itemid=4360&mid=8712 read more..

Dunkin&Amp;#39; Donuts-National Doughnut Day-Doughnut Shops-Memorial Day-Krispy Kreme

Memorial Day on your mind? Sign up for the Drop 10 Diet to get started on your s...

Memorial Day on your mind? Sign up for the Drop 10 Diet to get started on your summer bod: http://on.self.com/yocdCp http://ow.ly/i/DvzD
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These chubby pups could use a workout! Why not grab your dog (if you have one) a...

These chubby pups could use a workout! Why not grab your dog (if you have one) and go for a stroll or run this afternoon?
Puppies that Could Use a Workout
Someone walk these pups! We think they could use the exercise. read more..


It's National Doughnut Day! We've rounded up the healthiest options from Dunkin'...

It's National Doughnut Day! We've rounded up the healthiest options from Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and more so you can celebrate without breaking the fat and calorie bank: http://bit.ly/KRKuxZ
The Best Bets at America's Favorite Doughnut Shops
Celebrate National Donut Day without blowing your diet! We found the lowest-calorie doughnut at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, Winchell's, and more. read more..

Healthy Alternatives-Summer Dishes-Cool Drinks-Gravitate-Weather

As the weather warms up, we tend to gravitate toward cool drinks and foods. Popu...

As the Weather warms up, we tend to gravitate toward cool drinks and Foods. Popular summer dishes like smoothies and sushi serve up a refreshing treat on a hot day--along with hundreds of extra calories. Swap them out for these healthy alternatives instead: http://bit.ly/MgCPup
4 Hidden Summer Diet Disasters
These four foods can pack hundreds of extra calories without you realizing it! Know what to look out for and what to eat instead. read more..

Fitness Experts-Exercise Class

When working out is too much of a good thing

Constantly thinking about the next workout? Upset about missing a exercise class? Fitness experts say more is not always better and overworking a workout can sap strength and invite injury. read more..

Overweight Women-Hormone Levels-Healthday News-Breast Cancer-Exercise

Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer

MONDAY, May 21 (Healthday News) -- New research suggests that weight loss through exercise and dieting helps overweight women lower the levels of certain hormones in their blood, potentially raising the odds that they'll avoid developing breast cancer. read more..


I love your blog and your progress! you are so thin, yet so muscular :] annnnd you are vegan, even better

Thank you (: Ah, not yet. I guess you could say I’m half vegan for now but there are still bits of dairy in my diet like in chocolate and some of my vegetarian foods. Working my way there, though! read more..

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Easy Ways To Lose Weight

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Web Title:  The Easiest Ways
to Lose Weight Title Color:  White on blue How getting a massage and other small changes can help you drop extra pounds Carousel Dek:  Easy Ways to Lose Weight Link:  www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/lose-weight-without-exercise Homepage Slider Featured (331x210):  easys_ways_to_lose_weight.jpg Alt Text for Main Image:  Lose Weight Without Exercise Homepage Slider Thumb (102x65):  Alt Text for Thumbnail Image:  Lose Weight Without Exercise Publish On Date:  Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 4:52pm read more..

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Blood Sugar Levels-Strength Training-Intense Workout-Memorial Day-Sports Drink

Memorial Day may be this weekend but it's not too late get started on your summe...

Memorial Day may be this weekend but it's not too late get started on your summer body: http://on.self.com/GTSZKy
The Eat-More, Weigh-Less Meal Plan
SELF's free Drop 10 Diet can help you get slim fast, with mouthwatering superfood meals, a choose-your-own workout plan, and the chance to win... read more..

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When Kate Hudson's not running after her two sons, Ryder and Bingham, she catche...

When Kate Hudson's not running after her two sons, Ryder and Bingham, she catches a Pilates session or dance class. She's also a fan of Core Fusion, a mix of yoga, Pilates, ballet, and strength training. The Best Summer Bodies of 2012: read more..


The next time you find yourself reaching for that sports drink after an intense...

The next time you find yourself reaching for that sports drink after an Intense Workout, skip it and have a Banana instead. Not only is the after-workout effect of a banana similar to that of the sports drink, but bananas can stabilize blood sugar levels, boost your mood, and prevent bloating: http://bit.ly/KMQVTa
Why You Shouldn’t Ditch Bananas
Sure, they’re a little higher in carbs than most fruits but bananas have their place in your healthy diet. read more..

Playlist-Slew-Gym

With summer nearly upon us, there's a whole new slew of hits bumpin' in a gym ne...

With summer nearly upon us, there's a whole new slew of hits bumpin' in a Gym near you. Check out this high-energy Playlist and take your workout up a notch: http://bit.ly/L3ZCoW
The 10 Best Exercise Songs for June 2012
Check out the most popular tunes to start your summer off right. read more..

Physically Unable-African Peoples-Cute Hairstyles-Healthday News-Trigger Foods

Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

FRIDAY, May 25 (Healthday News) -- Investigating indigenous Amazonian or African peoples who still follow a hunter-gatherer or forager-horticulturist Lifestyle is giving new insights into how diet and lifestyle affect the heart as humans age. read more..


Gateway or trigger foods make you feel out of control, maybe even physically una...

Gateway or trigger foods make you feel out of control, maybe even physically unable to stop reaching for more, in part because of their addictive effect on your mind and body, according to research. But rehab is probably easier than you think: http://ow.ly/b8n3D
Trigger Foods: Foods That Make You Do Bad Things
Certain gateway or trigger foods open the floodgates to unhealthy eating habits. Outsmart the sneaky culprits that derail your diet read more..


These cute 'dos are perfect in and out of the gym! http://bit.ly/LBOb8G

These cute 'dos are perfect in and out of the gym! http://bit.ly/LBOb8G
15 Cute Hairstyles for Women to Rock at the Gym
Just because you're focusing on exercise doesn't mean you can't look hot. These cute hairstyles are perfect in and out of the gym. read more..

Summer Fruits-Fiber Source-Varieties

More reason to stock up on fresh summer fruits: The canned varieties are packed...

More reason to stock up on fresh summer fruits: The canned varieties are packed in sugary syrups and have less fiber since their skins are gone
Best and Worst Ways to Get Your Fiber | Fitbie
Adding a little roughage into your diet can help you lose weight—as long as your fiber source doesn’t sneak in sugar and salt read more..

Fabulous Drop-Times Square-Health

Great pictures from our our meet-up in Times Square with our fabulous Drop 10 Di...

Great pictures from our our meet-up in Times Square with our fabulous Drop 10 Diet trainers, Karena & Katrina from Tone It Up! Amazing turnout! Catch 'em live on our FB page every Tuesday!
Meet up in NYC Time Square read more..

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Are you ready to lose weight? (Join the club -- we are Health LOVE food!) Here a...

Are you ready to lose weight? (Join the club -- we are Health LOVE food!) Here are 16 little ways to lose big
16 Little Ways to Lose Big Pounds
Had it with strict diets? We found easy lifestyle tweaks that send extra pounds packing. We talked to readers who shred up to 60 pounds, just with... read more..

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Positive Mental Health-Mental Health Issue

Talking About Mental Health

Our mental health is a crucial determinant of our overall health, yet we often do not talk about it. But with the help of prominent figures like Clara Hughes, Daniel Alfredsson, and Margaret Trudeau, the importance of talking about mental health openly and directly is coming out of the shadows. We all know someone who has been affected by a mental health issue, so let’s play our part to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health and well-being. Attaining positive mental health is something that we can all strive to achieve. Here are 10 easy tips we can all use to help us attain this:

  • Make time for Family and Friends
  • Eat healthy and Exercise
  • Enjoy hobbies
  • Set personal goals
  • Share humour
  • Volunteer
  • Create a meaningful budget
  • Give and accept support
  • Learn ways to cope with negative thoughts
  • Build self confidence.
For a look at Ottawa data on mental health, and to see what Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has been doing to make Ottawa a mentally healthy and suicide safer community, please see the By The Numbers Factsheet.Photo source: cbc.ca/sports read more..

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School Bus-Wsb

Active Transportation: The Walking School Bus

Need help getting the kids to and from school?
How about setting up a Walking School Bus?
Like a carpool, without the car!Do you wish your children could walk to school but don’t have time to walk with them? Are you nervous about them walking alone? Do you dread the traffic chaos around the school in the morning? Then a Walking School Bus (WSB) is the way to go!A walking school bus is a group of children who walk to school together with one or more supervising adults. The beauty of the WSB is its flexibility: It can be a basic arrangement between neighbours to take turns walking children to school or a WSB can be built up to involve multiple families, a specific route, and include a period of child care before or after the walk. Families can strt with just one day a week or set up a schedule for the entire week.A WSB offers benefits for everyone:
- Children get exercise, fresh air, and the chance to spend extra time with their friends
- Parents may be able to work earlier or later without having to pay for day care; and on walk days, parents get to spend time with their children and their children’s friends
- Neighbourhoods benefit from less car use and stronger connections between community membersStarting a WSB, families get together to make a commitment to participate in the WSB for all or part of the school year, agree on drop off or meeting time, and make a schedule of who is walking with the children each day.To learn more about how to start a WSB, the benefits of participating, and kids’ perspectives:
http://www.saferoutestoschool.ca/walking-school-bus
http://www.walkingschoolbus.org/index.htmlFor more information, call Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744 or e-mail healthsante@ottawa.ca. Blog written by Karen Mason, Lead School Travel Planning parent at Broadview Public School. read more..

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Monday, 4 June 2012

Grapefruit Seed Extract-Benefits Of Grapefruit-Grapefruit Juice-Breast Cancer-Heart Disease

myjournalofhealth:Benefits of GrapefruitHeart and Anti...

myjournalofhealth:Benefits of Grapefruit
Heart and Anti Inflammatory Benefits
Grapefruit is very rich in Vitamin C, a nutrient that has been shown to alleviate cold symptoms and improve immune function. In addition to being an immunity-booster, the Vitamin C found in grapefruit has also been proven to help with chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis and asthma. Adding grapefruit to your diet also promotes heart health and helps to prevent death risk from stroke and heart disease by decreasing inflammation, blood clotting, and acting as an anti-oxidant. Antioxidants discourage decay and death at a cellular level by inhibiting the absorption of oxygen.
Cancer Fighting Benefits
Grapefruit contains limonoids, which are chemical compounds that are known to fight different types of cancers, and there are compounds in grapefruit pulp that can help prevent breast cancer. Tobacco smoke contains cancer-causing agents that are activated by certain enzyme activity; this is reduced by daily consumption of grapefruit juice, which is a powerful anti-oxidant, which helps lower the risks of colon and lung cancers. The primary defense mechanism of the body against cancer is DNA repair, a process which is aided by Naringenin, a flavonoid concentrated in grapefruit.
Natural Disinfectant
In addition to the many grapefruit benefits that are provided by consuming the actual flesh of the fruit, grapefruit seed extract has been proven as an excellent disinfectant because it effectively eliminates germs. It is one of the most effective antimicrobial agents to be discovered and also acts as a natural disinfectant. As it has virtually none of the toxicity of other cleaning products, it has already been put to use in some American hospitals. It can be used around the home for safely cleaning chopping boards, cooking utensils and even your toothbrush on occasion.
Non-Toxic Rome Remedy
Grapefruit seed extract is a safe, non-toxic remedy for a variety of different pesky conditions such as dandruff, warts, and corns. It works to eliminate head lice and mites when other products fail, and can even be used on pets for skin conditions such as mange, fleas or to treat certain infections. Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) can also be used against water and food borne illnesses such as diarrhea and dysentery when traveling, and in the garden as a bug spray or to remove mold and fungus. Grapefruit benefits the skin, too, as a topical anti-acne remedy and aromatherapy agent. (x) read more..

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Craving BBQ tonight? SELF's editor-in-chief, Lucy Danziger appeared on NY1 this...

Craving BBQ tonight? SELF's editor-in-chief, Lucy Danziger appeared on NY1 this week to help you tackle your next cookout with healthy and tasty BBQ swaps from The Drop 10 Diet! From steak salad wraps to artichoke-pasta salad your palate will be pleased: http://on.self.com/Kd2uX5 read more..

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It's weekly check-in time with our resident RD's Willow & Steph C&J Nutrition. W...

It's weekly check-in time with our resident RD's Willow & Steph C&J Nutrition. Whether you're melting pounds on the Drop 10 Diet or are hitting a plateau, comment on the thread below for some quick suggestions. Oh, and be sure to follow them on Twitter. They were dubbed one of the top accounts to follow :) http://on.self.com/Kqel1K read more..

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Healthy Restaurant-Calories

You consume 36 percent more calories at a restaurant than when you eat at home....

You consume 36 percent more calories at a restaurant than when you eat at home. Follow these quick tips, and enjoy your meal (without packing on extra pounds): http://ow.ly/b8lc7
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WEEKEND WEIGHT LOSS: Before you go to happy hour, decide how many drinks you'll...

WEEKEND Weight Loss: Before you go to happy hour, decide how many Drinks you'll have ahead of time, and save a bottle cap, lime wedge, or swizzle stick from each. Studies have found that people tend to consume less when they have a physical reminder of how much they've already had! Read on for more great tips.
Weekend Weight Loss Tips | Fitbie
Yeah, you deserve to have fun when Friday rolls around, but that doesn't mean your diet has to go off the rails. How to treat yourself and still ward off Monday muffin top read more..