The Best Foods For Healthy, Beautiful Skin

by Head Health Nutter on February 12, 2016

With Valentine’s just around the corner, you might be thinking of a delicious, nutritious and romantic meal to treat your sweetheart. If you are, then keep in mind the following list by guest blogger, Jacqueline Cao, for foods that nourish our skin.

The saying “You are what you eat" has a lot of truth to it. Your skin’s appearance and glow is a result of your lifestyle and what you put inside your body. Foods that are nourishing for skin can ease inflammation, hydrate and even protect your skin against harmful UVA rays.

Let’s take a look at some of the healthiest foods for radiant skin.

fruits-and-vegetables1Salmon

One of the healthiest foods for your skin is salmon; this delicious fatty fish contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids which reduces the body’s production of inflammatory substances which can lead to itchy, irritated skin. Salmon contains vitamin B7 (also known as biotin) which helps to restore skin’s moisture levels and eases eczema and dermatitis symptoms.

Salmon also contains Vitamin F also known as linoleic acid, a substance naturally found in the body which is effective at easing acne symptoms and keeping skin supple. It’s also super easy to cook; simply toss with a generous dash of olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper, bake for approximately 12-15 minutes at 450 degrees F and you have a delicious dinner ready.

Broccoli

Broccoli contains high concentrations of vitamin C and E. Vitamin C boosts skin’s overall health with increased collagen production. Collagen is a substance found in skin which keeps it supple and firm. As skin ages we tend to produce less collagen resulting in less firmness. Vitamin E helps to increase your skin’s defenses against the sun’s ultraviolet rays which can damage skin over time. Broccoli will retain more nutritional value when it’s “lightly cooked" (no more than 3-5 minutes) and retains its bright green color.

Almonds

Almonds contain large amounts of vitamin E which help nourish skin and provide antioxidant benefits. Nuts are a natural inflammatory food which means it can soothe irritated skin. Almonds can be enjoyed raw or toasted and can be added to salads, yogurt and snacks. For optimum health and skin benefits, nuts should be eaten unsalted, raw, and with the brown skin attached.

Carrots

Carrots are a delicious snack and excellent for keeping skin healthy and glowing. Carrots contain a high amount of beta carotene which can help protect skin from UVA damage. Make the most out of your carrots by cooking them. A study conducted by the University of Arkansas demonstrated that cooked carrots have 34% more antioxidants compared to raw carrots. Cooked carrots also contain more beta carotene than raw carrots.

Avocado

Avocados contain lots of healthy fats which are imperative for skin health. Avocados also contain plenty of antioxidants including vitamin E, vitamin C and carotenoids. Caretonoids are plant pigments responsible for the color in the vegetables and fruits we consume. Caretonoids increases skin’s hydration levels and boosts skin lipid productions. Lipids occur naturally in skin and are essential for skin’s overall health. Avocados are delicious when tossed in a salad or as a spread over your favourite whole-grain toast.

These foods won’t be able to get rid of wrinkles overnight but they’ll nourish your skin and make you feel and look infinitely better.

About the Author

Jacqueline Cao is founder of Best Vit C Serum, a skin care site offering in depth vitamin c serum and skin care reviews.

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How to Get Back on Track After Being Sidelined

by Head Health Nutter on February 10, 2016

Whether you fell because you psyched yourself out, or because a vacation or event, injury or illness took you out of your healthy routine, you may have been sidelined from your 2016 goals. Well, dust yourself off and get back on track with today’s guest post by Samantha Olivier!

If you’ve ever fallen out of your training routine due to injury or illness, you know just how difficult it can be to get back on the right track. After even a light workout following a lengthy break, you may feel overwhelmed and terribly discouraged from further attempts to restore your sexy shape – but do not give up just yet!

There are still ways to overcome initial difficulties and pick up your fitness route right where you’d left off: all it will take is a realistic perspective, persistence, patience, proper warm-ups and post-workout stretches, a few dietary adjustments and a dose of caution.

Here are the critical points to bear in mind when returning to training: with commitment and faith, your muscle mass will soon begin to show.

1. Be realistic: You are out of shape

Yes, of course you know that your body and muscles have grown weaker due to the training pause – but pushing yourself too hard too soon will only land you in the muck of self-loathing, disappointment, and perhaps even a few fresh injuries. Returning to the gym and achieving your previous fitness level is a process, and there are no shortcuts or quick fixes.

The longer the layoff was, the longer the post-recovery path will be, but restoring muscle mass and burning fat may get a lot easier and quicker if you have previously trained regularly for a number of years. Have patience with your body: exerting yourself right off can break exercise history altogether, so be reasonable. Start light, go as slow as your muscles need to, and do not stop: you will be able to work your way back to intense workouts soon enough.

2. Warm up well: Prevent injury or muscle strain

Although you were able to burst in a quick run without the need for long warm-ups back when you were still fit, your muscles will now protest to added strain because your blood flow has slowed down and oxygen supply in the cells has dropped considerably. That is why warming up well before the training is so important after a layoff: in addition to prepping your muscles for the workout, warm-ups will help prevent injury or post-workout muscle strain that may hinder your performance in the gym and slow down your quest to peak form.

With post-layoff preps, ‘The more, the better’ is the rule of thumb: start with slow movements and pick up the intensity toward the warm-up end to maximize range of motion, re-condition soft-tissues and ready your nervous system for the actual training.

3. Pain is your friend: Listen to your body

Pain is not your enemy in the gym – it is your best friend because it warns you that your limits are being pushed. In case you experience muscle pains during post-layoff training, stop: however eager you may be to make up for lost time, you should always listen to your body and follow its recovery pace. Most athletes who over-train after a layoff wind up locked to bed for days (sometimes even weeks) on end – and you do not want to go that way, do you?

4. Fuel your muscles: Dietary adjustments

As your body begins to adjust to renewed training routines, you should strive to fuel your soft tissues properly if you want to minimize comeback time. Increasing your protein intake is one of the dietary adjustments you can make to ensure fast fitness progress, and protein-laden plates will also allow you to reduce recovery time by a few hours. In case you need additional help when returning to heavy workouts, try enhancing your nutrition with quality dietary supplements – you can find out more about different types and their effects here.

5. Cool down to stay safe: Better stretched than sorry

After you are done with your exercise session for the day, make sure you stretch well. Training boosts body temperature and blood flow in the muscles, and forgetting to cool down after a PE session can completely ruin all the good effects and leave you aching all over. For best results, try combining different stretches into your post-workout routine, such as a forward bend, shoulder stretch, heel drop and runner’s lunge and upward or downward dog.

Ready to get back on the fit track? Follow these simple tips and your muscles will soon be back and bulging. God favors the brave (and the patient, too)!

About the Author

Samantha Olivier? has a B.Sc. in nutrition, and has spent two years working as a personal trainer. Since then, she has embarked on a mission to conquer the blogosphere. When not in the gym or on the track, you can find her on Twitter at or in a tea shop.

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Reduce Responsibly: The Best Workouts for Healthy Weight Loss

by Head Health Nutter on February 8, 2016

So many people want to lose weight but there’s a right way and a wrong way. Or, an irresponsible way and responsible way. Here today is guest blogger, Emma, who lists 5 workouts that are the best for losing weight in a healthy way.

Losing weight responsibly is the perfect lifestyle change. It comes with the advantage of mitigating health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and arthritis.

Finding a workout that targets all major muscle groups is the objective. There are eight to consider including the back, glutes, hamstrings, abs, quads, shoulders, triceps, and biceps. The schedule is as important as the exercises themselves. Resting with a day in-between will allow the body to restore.
Reduce Responsibly - The Best Workouts for Healthy Weight Loss
Body-Weight Strengthening
Strengthening exercises using your body-weight that target every area of the body can have the desired impact for healthy weight loss. The key is to start with a different one during the three times per week schedule. The five moves to focus on are squats, lunges, leg rolls, step-ups, and curls. End the routine with the all-over twist move while standing with elbows bent and fist balled up. Now, simply twist from side to side in a smooth, fluid motion. This is known as a compound move.

Weight Training
This next workout will require the newest exercise equipment. the kettlebell. They come in a variety of weights from five to 100 pounds. Start with 10 pounds and move towards the 20 pound version as you build strength. Routines focus on major muscle groups from head to toe including the ceps (bi, tri, and quad), the glutes, abs, and hamstrings. While this is weight training, the whole body workout is the difference. It is recommended to visit a gym to let an expert review specific moves that should be attempted. However, for those that are exercise mavens, there is usually a pictorial included with the order of a set. This workout will burn more calories over a twenty minute routine than others, as it strengthens the core to a rock hard status.

Swimming
For a stealth physique, a water workout is in order. The different strokes involved are exercises targeting muscles; strengthening the limbs and revving up the metabolism. The front crawl, doggy paddle, breaststroke, butterfly, and free-style are the five to engage in. This is a low impact regimen that tones as it strengthens. Swimming can also be great for those who want to improve core strength. An instructor who teaches NYC swimming lessons says there are several aquatic exercises which promote a balanced core, but achieving this balance can only come with an understanding of swimming technique and anatomy. Building muscle with this program will burn hundreds of calories per hour. The tempo for each session should be vigorous. This is ideal for more than weight loss as it can be used for cross training and combating conditions such as arthritis.

Cycling
Outdoor cycling options incorporate fresh air for increasing lung capacity, moving over diverse surfaces, and natural vitamin D. Indoors have stationary bikes that measure a variety of benchmarks including distance, calories burned and more. The main muscle group includes the lower body. However, the upper body gets in on the action with a solid toning. Joints are buffered with a low impact similar to a water workout. Riding daily is an option with a schedule that modulates the distance attempted. Depending on the terrain, distance cycled, and current body weight, individuals can burn up to 1,100 calories per hour.

Jump Rope
A ten minute jump works the arms, core, and legs. Bones are strengthened along with joints. Get a thirteen minute jump rope routine in daily for more agility, better coordination, and increased stamina. There is a bit of variety with standard two foot jumping for five to ten minutes followed by five minutes of alternating each foot. Each set should have a one minute rest period. Jump for an hour to burn more than 800 calories.

All the workouts reviewed are a responsible way to lose weight. The heart also will love the built-in cardiovascular component. Each program gets the metabolism really going, which is where the weight loss happens. It is recommended to check with your doctor first and to start slowly in the beginning to avoid injury and over doing it.

About the Author

Emma is a freelance writer based in Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2

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All-Natural Home Beauty Treatments for Less

by Head Health Nutter on February 6, 2016

Live Lighter is a blog for natural, balanced, healthy living tips. Today we share 5 recipes for inexpensive, all-natural home beauty treatments!

More and more women have gone au naturel when it comes to skincare. Fitness Magazine shares that according to a report from the NPD market research group, nearly 80 percent of shoppers are now opting for natural products.

Aside from this, many women arenow using natural ingredients and creating their own beauty recipes. This is definitely great news as it means less exposure to chemicals and at the same time, more savings for consumers.
Banana & Honey Hair Mask

If you’d like to give all-natural home beauty treatments a try, here are some simple and inexpensive but highly effective recipes:

Banana & Honey Hair Mask

The combination of banana and honey sounds yummy, doesn’t it? It actually works great for keeping moisture inside the hair, especially when the air is dry such as during winter season. The addition of apple cider vinegar is also a boon, helping remove the build up of chemicals to bring back the hair’s luster.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions:
Use a fork to mash the banana until smooth. Gradually add the honey, and then the vinegar. Apply mixture on your damp hair. Let it sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water. For best results, apply a natural conditioner afterwards.

Aloe Vera & Rose Water Toner

Toners are an important part of proper skin regimen. This aloe vera and rose toner is a great substitute for the one that you’re buying in the market. This one’s free from chemicals and will save you money. It’s also rich in alpha hydroxyl acids that get rid of dead skin cells. At the same time, it restores moisture on your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera juice
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1 bag red tea
  • 2 tablespoons rosewater

Instructions:
Brew red tea and let it steep for about 20 minutes. Put inside the refrigerator. Pour rosewater and aloe vera juice in a glass bottle. Add in the tea. Seal with the lid, and shake. Apply toner on your face using a cotton ball or pad. Do this routine twice a week before bedtime.

Facial Mask for UV Damage Repair

A “nutritional powerhouse" as many would say, blueberries are overflowing with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that make them a super healthy snack. But that’s not all. Its high concentration of vitamin C and vitamin E can also be beneficial for the skin. It can moisturize and repair, as well as get rid of premature aging signs caused by UV damage. Lactic acid in yogurt also helps in exfoliating the layer of dead skin cells on the face.

Ingredients:

  • 10 blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt

Instructions:
Put blueberries in a food processor. Pulse until the consistency becomes smooth and like a paste. Mix the yogurt and pulse some more. Apply a layer of the mask on your face. Rinse it off with cool water after 15 to 20 minutes.

Strawberry & Honey Facial Scrub

You’ve heard about how honey is a great antibacterial, working wonders for acne and blemishes. As an anti-aging tool, its ensemble of antioxidants effectively slows down aging. On top of these, it’s soothing, moisturizing, and hydrating. Whether you have dry or oily skin, you’ll give your beauty a boost with this honey and strawberry facial scrub.

Ingredients:

  • 3 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:
Remove the stems of the strawberries. Slice thinly. Mash using a fork. Add honey and mix well. Massage mixture onto your face. Leave it on for three minutes before washing with warm water.

Coconut Oil Body Lotion

Coconut oil has its own set of antimicrobial properties that will certainly be beneficial for your skin. Jojoba, meanwhile, is said to act as a natural oil on the body, giving you a softer and smoother skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil

Instructions:
Mix the oils in a bottle. Close the lid and shake well. Apply all over the body. Focus on parts that are particularly dry and dull like elbows or knees.
Nowadays, women no longer go to beauty stores to get the beauty products that they need. Instead, they head to their own kitchens, as this is where they can find many ingredients that can be used for creating beauty recipes that don’t only work wonders for one skin, but also help save money in the long run.

About the Author

Ron Max is a professional writer who writes on different topics like health, wellness, beauty and home remedies. He provides effective solutions through his writing so that everyone should be benefited.

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11 Ideas To Enrich Your Daily Morning Routine

by Head Health Nutter on February 4, 2016

We’ve only begun the second month of 2016 so if you’re struggling with your resolutions, perhaps all you need is a little improvement on time management and your attitude! Today’s guest blogger, Kenneth Waldman, suggests ways to enrich your morning routine which may help you to get enough time and motivation in during a day to reach this year’s goals.

You either love mornings or you hate them. There isn’t a lot of middle ground on this topic. But if you’re in the anti-morning camp, there are ways to change that. By making small changes to your routine, you can begin to enjoy your days more and enrich your life. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

mornings1. Wake Up Earlier
This may seem simple, but this one small change can alter your entire day. An extra hour in the morning will allow you to adopt some new routines or spend more time on a passion project.

2. Plan Your Day
Take 20-30 minutes to plan out the rest of your day. With a little foresight, you can plan to meet a friend for lunch, read a book on your coffee break, or get in an after-work exercise routine. You can also plan out which projects will need the most attention or what you’d like to do in the evening.

3. Eat A Nutritious Breakfast
You know you should eat a healthy breakfast, but how often does it actually happen? A nutritious breakfast can give you a burst of energy to tackle the morning’s activities. Get some protein, fiber, and fruits or veggies.

4. Look Your Best
Your appearance isn’t the most important thing in the world. But the truth is that people do judge you based on your looks. So, take an extra ten minutes to look your best in the morning.

5. Read or Listen to a Podcast
Spend 20 minutes every day reading a book or listening to a podcast or book on tape. It’s not a lot of time, but you’ll be surprised how many books you can get through in a year with this simple change.

6. Drink A Big Glass of Water
Most people don’t drink enough water throughout the day. One easy way to remedy this is to get a jump on your H2O intake first thing in the morning. Put a big glass by the sink in the bathroom, and drink it before you brush your teeth.

7. Meditate
Spend 5-10 minutes meditating or saying affirmations. It will help set the tone for the day and give you a feeling of calm and clarity so you can tackle the day ahead.

8. Work On A Project
If you have a big work or passion project that never seems to get enough dedicated time, starts working on it in the mornings. You won’t be interrupted and you can finish it sooner.

9. Do The Thing You Love
Do you wish you had more time to write letters, play the piano, or paint? Use the mornings to create the time. Reclaim the things you love to do in the hour when everyone else in your house is still asleep.

10. Keep A Gratitude Journal
Every morning, write down the things you feel grateful for. As you get in the habit of doing this every morning, you will start to feel gratitude more frequently. And gratitude is the biggest indicator of happiness.

11. Pray
The mornings offer a wonderful time to engage in prayer or to read a religious text. If you wake up earlier than usual on weekends, you could attend a religious service.

Which new habits will you incorporate into your morning routine? Choose one or two of these and start them tomorrow!

About the Author

Kenneth Waldman is a freelance writer and content editor at essay writing service EssayMama.com. You can get in touch with him on Linkedin.

 

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5 Ways to Make Your Winter Renovations “Green”

by Head Health Nutter on February 1, 2016

Are you a little bored this winter? According to guest blogger, Megan Wild, from Your Wild Home blog, this is the perfect time for home renovations! Check out her article on making renovations safe for the environment.

Winter is an ideal time to renovate your home. With the colder weather, you’ll be spending more time indoors, so you’ll want the place looking great. Renovations don’t have to wait for warm weather, and the green-friendly kind could even begin saving you resources and electricity costs immediately. Don’t wait — follow the tips below to make your winter renovations “green.”

house-outdoorsUse Environmentally Friendly and Durable Material

Regardless of which area you plan to remodel — whether a new kitchen top or a re-painting — you can always find a way to use environmentally friendly material. For example, when painting a new room zero-VOC paints are recommended, as they will provide cleaner air to the rest of the house in comparison to normal paint. For countertops, a durable option like Caesarstone can ensure that you won’t have to buy a replacement for decades.

Seeking material that is both environmentally friendly and durable will cut down on cost and resource usage in both the short and long term.

Consider Radiant Floor Heating

With cold weather on the horizon, you’ll want your home to be warm and cozy without hogging resources. For a green-friendly option, consider radiant floor heating, which provides warmth via electric wires or hot-water tubes buried underneath the floor. Invisible thermal radiation waves provide heat from the ground up. This is highly efficient in comparison to traditional methods, where forced-air heating results in uneven heating and higher bills.

While hot-water radiant costs between six and 15 dollars per square foot — more than traditional methods—it’s also around 30 percent more efficient. This makes radiant floor heating an option any homeowners yearning for green-friendly renovations should consider.

Check for Water Intrusion or Holes Before Renovating

Checking for problems beforehand can save you a pretty penny, since patching a problem up is much easier during a renovation. Using your renovation — no matter the type — as an opportunity to survey water intrusion problem areas can protect against mold, which loves growing in unaddressed moist areas of the home.

Start Small and Move Up

Renovations can add up, especially when they’re green-friendly. Green-friendly renovating is the way to go, but there’s no denying the additional up-front costs involved. Anyone planning a renovation should start with less intimidating tasks such as prioritizing changing the bathroom fan to an automatic green-friendly option ahead of adding a brand-new heating system.

If your budget still has room after you address the small but important items, feel free to proceed with larger tasks. There’s nothing worse than blowing your budget on a big project only to still have a subpar living situation due to other issues that remain unaddressed.

Enlist Experts Who Value Green Renovations

Plenty of self-proclaimed renovation experts are in your area, but only a few of them are genuinely good and care about being green-friendly. Seek out one whose website and word-of-mouth conveys a true appreciation for getting the job done with resource conservation in mind. For instance, a business touting that their technology results in 90 percent reduction in particulate matter clearly has values consistent with what one seeking a green-friendly renovation would be looking for.

Be sure not to splurge on unnecessary additions, like using multiple shower heads (a single low-flow shower head should do fine) or splurging on a new heating system before attempting to insulate your water pipes. Try to get in the habit of avoiding home purchases that are either unnecessary or environmentally detrimental. Doing so, in addition to following the tips above, should result in satisfactory winter renovations.

About the Author

Megan Wild loves writing about ways you can take care of your home and the Earth. Check out more of her tips at her blog, Your Wild Home.

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How To Keep Your Hair Looking Gorgeous All Year Long

by Head Health Nutter on January 29, 2016

Have you ever noticed someone with healthy hair? I have and the impression I get is that they are healthy in body, as well. Today guest blogger, Jacqueline Cao, is here to share with us a few tips to keep your hair healthy.

Everyone wants beautiful, healthy hair but unfortunately frequent shampooing, harsh hair coloring procedures and excessive heat styling can leave us with dry and damaged tresses. Here are a few tips to help you restore and maintain the health of your hair.

Avoid Washing Your Hair Every Day

Contrary to popular belief it isn’t necessary to wash your hair ever single day; doing so may actually be drying out your hair. Our hair produces natural oils at the scalp which are imperative for hair health and luster; brushing daily helps to redistribute these oils throughout your hair.

Try to wash your hair once every 3-5 days if possible and use a dry shampoo in between washings to keep your hair looking and smelling fresh. Dry shampoo is a product that cleanses your hair without water. Active ingredients may include absorbing agents to zap up excess oil and fragrance to keep your hair smelling fresh. Dry shampoo is generally available in either a powder formula or as a spray-on product. If you’re in a pinch you can also try using baby powder or corn starch for a quick hair refresher.

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What’s Missing From Your Weight Loss Resolutions?

by Head Health Nutter on January 27, 2016

Are your 2016 goals being realized a little too slowly for your liking? You might enjoy today’s post by guest blogger, Brooke Chaplan, who shares four ways to evaluate your resolutions or yearly plans that will insure success!

Your plans for weight loss should include tactics for not only new diets and fitness plans, but also controlling problems such as binge eating and mental frustration. If you develop plans for overcoming obstacles, you reduce the risks that prevent you from continuing with a weight-loss program. A person will usually complete an easy task, but avoid or put-off a very difficult one. You should investigate all your options and then decide which approach is best for you.

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If a program you’ve chosen is especially difficult, you could lose control or motivation and start binging on junk food. Instead, include your favorite flavors in your diet and do not attempt to achieve quick results. For example, chocolate or banana flavorings can be added to skim milk, which would permit you to enjoy the flavors without consuming the calories from chocolate ice cream or banana cream pie. Keep in mind, a program for six months will usually be more successful than a program for six weeks because less weight must be lost during each of the weeks for the six-month period.

Moderation
The exercise program you choose should be designed with simple exercises such as walking and standing. You should increase your endurance before adding more strenuous exercises. If the exercises are easy at the beginning and move step by step, you will be more likely to continue with the program. There are different methods for controlling fatigue as well. For example, you could sit in a chair and pedal on exercise equipment instead of riding a bicycle in a park. [click to continue…]

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Get up and Go! How to Live a More Active Lifestyle With Yoga

by Head Health Nutter on January 25, 2016

I went to my doc not too long ago and complained of too much stress. Her recommendation? Yoga! That’s right, not pills or therapy, but yoga! Check out today’s guest post by Emma and find out why yoga is recommended by doctors.

Fitness gurus everywhere have claimed that there is one activity which helps them live a more active life and improve fitness at the same time. Football stars and other professional athletes avoid many injuries because they also do this one thing.

How can you get your hands on this little piece of magic and start living a more active lifestyle right now?

Get up and Go - How to Live a More Active Lifestyle With Yoga
The best news about this secret is you need little to no money to start. There are no awful pills to choke down, green concoctions to swallow, or heavy lifting involved that could actually cause injury if you don’t know what you’re doing.

What is This All About? Yoga.

Yoga is no longer confined to the mysteries of the east or busy urbanites dressed up in spandex. Men and women of all ages are participating in the gentle stretching and strength building provided by yoga. And, they are enjoying the benefits of less pain, a better ability to handle stress, and the feeling of contentment and even joy.

How to Start Yoga

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6 Perfect Eating Habits for Daily Detox

by Head Health Nutter on January 22, 2016

With a brand new year, most of us are excited for our 2016 goals. Some of which will be losing weight and getting healthier. As a great follow-up post to Monday’s article about detoxing, here is guest blogger, Bill Brown, with some very direct and easy-to-follow daily detoxing tips!

Detox, or detoxification, is the type of diet or the act of cleansing the insides of your body either by eliminating the toxins through liquid cleansing or by fasting. There are also instances when a person changes his/her diet altogether to cleanse the body. There are many ways to do a detox and most of them are advised by doctors to maintain your health.

Here are 6 perfect eating habits to follow so you can fully detox:

young-female-drinking-green-tea1. Drink green tea instead of coffee in the morning

Although coffee contains antioxidants that can also help with detox, green tea contains more. While our body needs the caffeine boost, you might want to control the caffeine intake if you want to detox. Green tea has important antioxidants in its most natural form that the body can work better when detoxifying. It contains a little amount of caffeine that should be able to give you an energy boost.

2. The more natural the fibre, the better

You’ve heard this many times – that if you want to detox and lose weight, you should eat more fiber. It is actually true. Fiber does not only help with weight loss, but it is also good for cleansing and can be a source of natural supplements. There are some products that claim to be rich in fiber. It would be better to eat fiber in its most natural form, such as vegetables. [click to continue…]

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