Thursday, September 22, 2016

Homemade Sugar Waxing Natural Hair Removal

Sugar waxing is the most gently hair removal process at this moment, used in many beauty salons. With this recipe I will show you how simple is to prepare it at home! Using sugar instead of traditional wax is becoming more and more a trend among women. The main reason is that sugar waxing is much less painful than traditional waxing. This process is perfect especially if you have sensitive skin. It also offers you a gently skin exfoliation so you will end up not only with hairless but also with baby skin. I must say my first thought was to try sugar waxing in a beauty salon. After little documentation I realized it is quite simple to make it. You do not have to be a crafty person and you sure save some money.

Here’s Why You Should Freeze Your Lemons

Freeze lemons? What? That’s right, your lemon will maintain most of the wonderful properties and you get to use the peel whenever you want to add a bit of zest and healthy benefits to any food. All you do is take the lemon out and grate what you need.

The peel contains limonoids, a compound found to help impede the growth of breast cancer cells. It also contains other beneficial compounds such as flavanoids, powerful anti-aging antioxidants. You’ll add zest to any meal by adding lemon zest and you can have it at the tip of your fingers when you freeze your lemons.

30-Day Get in Shape Training Plan for Beginners

It takes courage to transform your body, your health, and your look, by starting a new fitness program. Whether you’ve spent years, months, or weeks on your couch, in your comfort zone, beginning a new routine can feel daunting. We’re here to guide you as you ease into fitness.

Our 30 day beginner’s training plan was designed with the true fitness beginner in mind. For the full duration of the program, you’ll be challenged with various beginner workout routines. All workouts will help your body grow stronger, leaner, and more efficient.

8 Thigh Exercises For Strong Legs

Thighs can be such a problem area to some women. Sometimes, it seems that no matter what you do, this typical area cannot be toned or tightened. However, that is not the case.

As women, our hormones allow us to become more predisposed to storing fat around our midsection, hips, buttocks, and THIGHS! With a clean diet low in processed foods and the right exercises, you can help overcome the appearance of “thunder thighs.”

There is no way to spot reduce. I know what you are thinking. Yes, that is true. However, there are specific exercises out there to tone your entire thighs-including the inside!

How To Clean Your Sinusses In 30 Seconds

You can clean your sinuses really effectively just using warm water, salt, and something called a Neti Pot. I have done it a few times now and I have to say that it really works and feels good.

Many people suffer from some kind of nasal irritation, be it mucus, allergies, an infection, sinus pain or even snoring. While a doctor may prescribe a steroid spray that costs a ton of money and never seems to work, there is a simpler and much more effective way to help your nose and nasal cavity. It's the ancient practice of nasal irrigation - The Neti Pot!

This is not an ad, it just happens to sound like one because I am excited about pouring salt water through my nose.

Yoga Exercises To Get Your Thighs and Hips In Shape

This is one reason why thigh fat is so difficult to get rid of. Genes left over from your cave-dwelling ancestors cause hormones and enzymes in your body to direct every extra calorie into waiting fat cells in your hips and thighs. For example, your levels of the female sex hormone estrogen may be a tad higher than other women whose bodies don't store excess fat in these areas (or as much of it).

But there are ways to coax these fat cells in your thighs to release their contents, and to coax your muscle cells into burning it up! So don't despair. Read on for the right moves that blast fat from your hips and thighs.

Are you ready to see a slimmer, healthier you? Get the results you're looking for with our Leave Your Fat Behind Workout Plan.

5 Exercises To Build A Perfectly Round and Firm Butt

You must do more than just work out to get your booty to grow bigger. This article explains how to get a bigger, rounder, and firmer butt with our proven bigger butt exercises that isolate your glutes for maximum results, while also showing you how to avoid common mistakes that will jeopardize your progress. Getting a round butt seems to be on many a wish list nowadays. These eight fail-safe exercises are proven to help build bigger glutes. Stop wasting precious time on exercises that don’t work. Instead, start performing butt exercises that target your glutes and make them grow into the perfect size and shape you have always wanted. Whether you are a guy wanting to impress the ladies in your denim jeans or a woman trying to firm up and add some size to your booty, I am here to show you how. So let's get started and get that butt in gear.

10 Habits That Blast Belly Fat

“I can’t do this. I can’t face another diet.” My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s resolutions. “Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose maybe five pounds, and by springtime it all comes back,” she complained. “What’s the point? I’m just destined to be overweight.”

I understood how she felt. Obesity shortened my own father’s life, and for most of my childhood I struggled with an extra 25 pounds as well. I figured it was my genetic destiny to be fat, too. But then I got sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I’ve made it my life’s work to learn everything there is to know about belly fat. But nothing in my 20 years of health journalism has prepared me for the groundbreaking research that has emerged in just the last year—new science that shows exactly how we can turn off our fat genes and lose weight almost automatically.

Check Out The Snacks You Can Enjoy and Still Get That Flat Tummy

These delicious and versatile nuts contain filling protein and fiber, not to mention vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. They're also a good source of magnesium, a mineral your body must have in order to produce energy, build and maintain muscle tissue, and regulate blood sugar. "A stable blood-sugar level helps prevent cravings that can lead to overeating and weight gain," says David Katz, MD, a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine. But what makes almonds most interesting is their ability to block calories. Research indicates that the composition of their cell walls may help reduce the absorption of all of their fat, making them an extra-lean nut.

Thunder Thighs No More: 58 Toning Moves

If you’ve been aching for lean legs and toned inner thighs, then this is the article for you. A collection of nearly 60 muscle-sculpting moves to work all areas of the thighs (and more!) will be more than enough to get you well on your way to those gorgeous gams you’ve been envisioning. Beginners should create a sequence of the moves below and complete three sets of 10-15 reps. Those at advanced levels should create a sequence of the moves below and complete each move as many times as possible for 60 seconds.

Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore

A few days after Melissa Daly broke her ankle, the calf above it became tender. Within a week, her foot was dark purple. She saw her doctor, who dismissed it as normal bruising and offered a prescription for painkillers.

The drugs didn't help, and a week later she woke up in the middle of the night gasping for air. "I felt like I was suffocating," she says. Her husband called 911, and within an hour she was on a respirator in the ER. A blood clot had broken off from her calf and lodged in her lungs.

Chest Exercises For Women

"The more weight you carry on your body the more you increase your chances of heart disease, which is the number one killer in Canada," says Lydia Di Francesco, a certified personal trainer with Executive Fitness Leaders in Ottawa. "If you have a lot of fat on your chest that’s a good indication that you are carrying more weight than you should be."

But of course, working out these areas is completely different for men and women. For men, Di Francesco says, the chest is the most popular muscle to train and most men gravitate towards using the flat bench press.

Is Dieting The key Point To Lose Weight?

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.
However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied.
If you don’t have iron willpower, then hunger will cause you to give up on these plans quickly.
The 3-step plan outlined here will:
Reduce your appetite significantly.
Make you lose weight fast, without being hungry.
Improve your metabolic health at the same time.
All of this is supported by scientific studies.
Step 1 – Cut Back on Sugars and Starches
Step 2 – Eat Protein, Fat and Vegetables
Step 3 – Lift Weights 3 Times Per Week !

The Best Kept Secret About Having a Flat Stomach

“How to get a flat stomach”…. Hmmmm. This is not usually the kind of advice I give out here on Thank Your Body. And for good reason. In a world that worships thinness and continues to bombard us with unhealthy and unrealistic body images, I think most of the “hype” around getting a flat stomach is often at the expense of real health. Not to mention it negates that fact that you can achieve health at almost any size.
And yet, having said that, the tips I’m going to share in this post may surprise you. I’m not going to promote crunches (please, no!), restrictive diets, or torturing “suck it in” techniques.
The following ideas are things that really are about improving your health. They just happen to help you get a flat stomach, too. (Awesome, I know).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

13 Habits Of People Who Met Their Fitness Goals That Can Help Anyone

Sometimes the greatest way to get healthier and change your fitness levels is to copy those of inspiring and motivated people around you. Being a fitness pro isn’t necessary; it’s often the average person who used commitment and positivity to push towards achieving a fitness goal that completely changed his or her life. Thus, looking at habits of people who got fit and changed their lives can be just the dose of motivation that we need to propel ourselves forward and fight for greater fitness and well being.

As a certified health coach, I work with clients on creating SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based) goals that fit well in their schedules in order to develop healthy patterns that can be maintained long-term. Such examples include: setting in exercise appointments and training sessions, allowing for 15 minutes of meditation or yoga to unwind at night or boost alertness in the a.m., planning grocery store trips and meal prep during the week, and setting alarms to remind oneself to get ready for bedtime. By establishing a regular schedule that encompasses these healthy habits that promote fitness and wellness, you’ll be more able to stick with the commitments and find success. Look for these 13 habits of people who got fit and made a momentous life change in order to improve well being and happiness.

Most Important Acupressure Points to Lose Weight

Acupressure has proved itself once again in giving the best relief. The major exhaustion in today’s world is weight loss. Many people get depressed and feel immense stress due to this reason. Lingering in the mind always but not bearing any results, the stress to lose weight is increasing by the day. But, acupressure works like magic. No more stressful nights or painful workouts. Apply little pressure on the special energy meridian points on the body which expel excess heat and moisture giving an improved circulation to lose weight. It also strengthens your digestive system that will help you control your appetite.

11 Foods To Boost Summer Weight Loss

Summer is here and with it comes the assorted array of fruits and other edibles. Here is a list of 11 foods that you must have to enjoy the season to the maximum and ensuring that there is no hindrance to your weight loss program.

This is the hands down the best way to beat the heat during the summer since it is almost all water. The little fiber that you will eat will help process the other sugars that you are consuming. All of this at the cost of 0 fat.

Alcohol free cocktails will make sure you don’t feel left out. You will be at the party while staying within the defined parameters of your weight loss deit.

How To Remove Bloated Belly In Just 60 Seconds With This Incredible Fat Burning Recipe

No one wants a bloated stomach as it creates a felling of discomfort. The issue cannot be removed very quickly. Thus, we will provide you with a recipe which will do wonders for your problem.

This drink is named Sassy water and it got the name by its inventor, Cynthia Sass. The beverage has almost no calories and transforms ordinary water into a very powerful fat burner. It will improve and balance digestion, enhancing and strengthening the overall health.

This lady has also invented a diet named “The flat belly diet” and it is based on the consumption of Sassy water for losing weight. You will have to think about water retention and balance of electrolytes even if you drink 8 glasses of water daily.

How To Use Protein to lose weight (You'll wish you started yesterday!)

“A few years ago, most of the nutritional problems that I saw were caused by physicians, by refined convenience foods, and by poverty. Recently, most of the problems seem to be caused by badly designed vegetarian diets, or by acceptance of the idea that 40 grams of protein per day is sufficient. The liver and other organs deteriorate rapidly on low-protein diets. Observe the faces of the wheat-grass promoters, the millet-eaters, and the ‘anti-mucus’ dieters, and other low-protein people. Do they look old for their age?” -Dr. Ray Peat, PhD

Drink One Glass Of Rice Water And See What Will Happen To Your Body – You Will Be Amazed!

I don’t really think that someone drinks the rice water after we cook our rice. Well, this is probably because we didn’t know that this rice water is loaded with healthy nutrients and it can provide many health benefits for us and our health in general. Just a single cup of rice water a week can improve your health on so many levels.

In this article we are going to show you why you should waste this rice water and why you should drink it:

It is a good source of energy
Rice water is loaded with carbohydrates, which means that it will provide a lot of energy for the entire day. The human body needs carbohydrates for energy, so a glass of rice water in the morning is the best wat to start your day. You should also drink rice water when you feel tired or lack of energy.

Friday, September 16, 2016

13 Yoga Asanas For Weight Loss

We’re here to tell you…

Hell yeah it is!

Yoga has many benefits, including helping you lose weight!

Aside from the physical side of it that helps you burn calories, the main reason yoga can help you lose weight actually comes from the mental side of it.

Five Yoga Poses For Neck Pain

Certain every day actions that require rotation of the head may be taken for granted when feeling healthy.  Once neck pain occurs, these everyday actions can feel impossible to achieve.  For example, looking over the shoulder to switch lanes while driving or simply laying the head down on a pillow at night can be challenging.  In a yoga practice, postures that require shoulder abduction, flexion and extension can be painful or strenuous.   Why?  Because the levator scapula and upper trapezius muscles of the neck and shoulders assist in these directions of movement in the neck.  (Dropping one ear to a shoulder is lateral flexion and head circles is an example of rotation.)   If these muscles are pinched, tight, overstretched or misused, the body’s range of motion can be limited.

Effective Stretches For Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

Sciatica describes leg pain, numbness or weakness that starts at the low back and travels down the sciatic nerve in the leg causing sciatica pain. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body which begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb. In 2005, the Journal of Neurosurgery estimated that more than 5% of the adult population in the United States suffers from sciatica, and over a lifetime, an individual has a 40% probability of experiencing it but the good news is that targeted yoga practice can help you to overcome the pain.

20 Minute Yoga Workout for Beginners

I bought a program, and it turned out it wasn’t right for me. I wondered if yoga was just “too much work,” and I should just give up. I had to take a few steps back and work on some of the fundamentals of the practice. As soon as I began focusing on the right things, EVERYTHING changed. I saw results, and FAST. I hope these tips help to inspire and encourage you on your yoga journey as they have for me.

5 Workouts for Women Who Hate Working Out

Do you hate working out? Do you find it dull, repetitive or just another chore to tick off your to-do list? Staying fit is difficult enough, but it’s even more taxing if you don’t enjoy exercise! Check out these five workouts you should try to help keep you motivated.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cardio Hip Hop Dance Party

You don’t need “Moves Like Jagger” to rock this workout! It’s all about having fun while working up a sweat. Real Mom Model Amanda Strong designed this workout for beginners. She’ll lead you through a warmup first followed by lots of foot-moving, hip-circling and air punching to the beat on an eight-count. You’ll burn fat in a steady state of cardio for the 30 minutes you’re working out for up to two hours afterward. Grab your water and get moving!

7 Days Weight Loss Program

It usually happens that we put on a bit of weight just before a wedding or another event. We need to look our best but it’s like the Universe decided we won’t. Then is the procrastination problem, we say we’re going to start a weight loss program, we’re going to go to the gym, but we never do. In the last week we panic and we try different kind of diets and hope we’re going to fit in that gorgeous dress we were planning to wear.

9 Yoga Poses for a Perky Booty

Forget the traditional squats, lunges, and gym equipment. Practicing these yoga poses will shape, round, and lift the booty to where you won’t even need the yoga pants to enhance its appearance! (Just kidding, keep wearing pants after this workout). There are 3 primary muscles to target when working on shaping the booty: the (gluteus) maximus, medius, and minimus. We will walk through 9 poses to maximize muscle use and stimulate growth in each area. Repeat each move for 5 breaths.

4 Benefits of Power Lifting for Women

You don’t have to be a powerlifter to achieve many great benefits from powerlifting workouts. I train all types of clients from housewives to the sports-minded individuals. Anyone who wants to improve athleticism can benefit from powerlifting. Yes, even the average everyday person whose goal is to improve the quality of their daily functionality can and will benefit from powerlifting exercises. By building your strength and power through lifting weights, as well as pushing and pulling movements, this will improve your strength for the different tasks you take on each day. This doesn’t mean you have to lift as much as a competitive powerlifter, just enough to provide the great benefits this type of strength training provides. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

3 Moves to a Firm and Round Booty

Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the “Wake ‘Em Up” body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. “Because they are a particularly sleepy muscle group, performing light glute-activation moves prior to weighted exercises will increase subsequent glute activation,” says Perkins. Follow it up with the “Build ‘Em Up” moves, which will challenge and stimulate your glutes to encourage muscle growth and rev your metabolism.

5 Best Foods to Get Rid of Belly Fat

Here are 5 foods that fight belly fat, the Achilles heel of just about anyone who needs to shed a few pounds. While good food isn’t the only way to rid weight through the midsection, it’s incredibly effective at getting the wheels moving in the right direction. Here are a few foods that can really help you not just get rid of a little unwanted fat, but make your body healthier, too!

6 Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors

Shakira said ‘Hips don’t lie’. Talking about hips, they are probably the first part of our body to get bloated. The Hip flexor is an important muscle group, which helps move the knees to the chest and the legs front to back and sideways. As many people sit on workstations all day, the hip flexors can become tight and stiff. So, how do we make them supple and trim again?

How to Use Baking Soda to Reduce Dark Circles and Bags Under the Eyes

More and more people are convinced of the benefits of sodium bicarbonate, so they got to use it frequently in everyday life, either for cooking, cleaning or as a beauty product. Especially women appreciate it as a beauty product.

The most effective face masks contain sodium bicarbonate. The recipe below helps eliminate dark circles and bags under the eyes.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

5 Breast Lifting Exercises You Can Easily Do At Home

Most women think chest exercises will result in unwanted bulk rather than pretty breasts they want. The truth is that breast lifting exercises not only help to give sagging breasts firmer boost but also provide many added benefits. You can have lean muscles while exercising for firmer bust line and sexier cleavage. Gravity does work on your boobs as well and without proper workout it might not be possible for you keep your ta-tas firm and perky.

How to Tighten Flabby Skin After Weight Loss

Loose or excess skin is often caused by weight loss. In general, the treatment for loose skin requires the excision of the loose skin. Frequently, these types of procedures are known as “lifts.”How lose your skin gets after losing weight depends on several factors: how much weight you’ve lost, how old you were when you lost the weight, how many times you’ve lost and gained the weight back, and how quickly you lost it (the faster you lose it, the less time your skin has to tighten naturally).

5 Exercises – Tone Your Arms Without Weights

It is a truth universally acknowledged: we all want toned, beautiful arms. But actually getting them? That’s another story. Sometimes you just don’t want to drag your tired body all the way to gym to stand in front of a weight rack, worrying that you’re going to drop something or pull a crucial muscle. Fortunately, you can totally get a great arm workout at home without touching a single heavy object.

21 Foot Care Tricks To Treat Your Tired And Sore Feet

Understanding the basic sections helps you know where to start and finish a technique and what area or organ you are working on without using a chart!

Example: How to use basic reflexology knowledge with a simple chart to find the stomach area on the foot

We know that the stomach is mostly on the left side of the body – so it must be mainly on the left foot
We know that on the foot the body is divided into sections
We know that the stomach is under the chest region and above the waist line
Therefore, it is mostly on the left foot between the chest area and waistline

Reflexology Foot Chart – sole

This is a great beginners and professionals reflexology foot map.

Simple diagrams like this one are great to learn, if you are keen to get started doing reflexology go straight to instructions on how to use a reflexology foot map today.