Archive for January 8th, 2018

Papaya keeps cholesterol and blood pressure at healthy levels

Papaya

Its red-orange color comes from beta carotene (the stuff in carrots) and lycopene (also in tomatoes and watermelon). Lycopene lowers your chance of getting cervical and breast cancers. It’s an antioxidant, too, and keeps cholesterol and blood pressure at healthy levels to help ward off heart disease.

Relaxing Exercise for Your Eyes – Moving Your Eyes Diagonally

Moving Your Eyes Diagonally

Moving Your Eyes Diagonally

Look straight ahead. Look down and to the left. Then move your eyes diagonally and look up and to the right. Focus on what you see. Repeat the exercise five times, then look straight ahead and do the same cycle in the other direction. Repeat the entire cycle three times.

New skills help keep your brain healthy

classical-dance

New skills help keep your brain healthy. Sign up for a dance class or a creative writing workshop. Better yet, master a new language. The mental work it takes can slow the signs of aging and may even delay the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Another reason to go for H2O?

Drink Plenty of water

Staying hydrated is at the top of the list, but it may also help you lose weight. Another reason to go for H2O? Sugary drinks are linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. If you aren’t a fan of plain water, add flavor with slices of orange, lemon, lime, watermelon, or cucumber. It can do so many good things for you.

Source: webmd.com
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Applying shampoo incorrectly is a mistake

combing-hair

Comb your hair thoroughly before washing. The quantity of shampoo to be used depends on the length of your hair. Be careful not to use too much. Use a trial method to determine your norm.

 Put shampoo onto your palms, and rub them together to whip up the foam. Then apply the shampoo to the roots of your hair. Use massaging movements, making sure to only touch the skin with your soft fingertips (and not with your nails, to avoid causing scratches). Keep massaging your head throughout the wash — this is beneficial for your hair roots.

Snack on a banana

ninesnacks

Only have 5 or 10 minutes before your workout? Snack on a banana. Their easy-to-digest carbs power you up without weighing you down. They’re also a good source of antioxidants and potassium, a mineral that may help prevent muscle cramps. Toss one into your gym bag for a last-minute snack.

Smoothies are easy to digest..!

Smoothies

Smoothies are easy to digest, so you won’t feel sluggish during your workout. But many store-bought versions are high in added sugar. Whip up your own version with protein-rich yogurt and fruit, which packs in energy-boosting carbs. Blend it with water or ice to help you stay hydrated. Research shows that not getting enough fluids can zap your strength and endurance.

If you light up, quit…now!

smoking

It’s a big move toward better health. Your body repairs itself quickly. As soon as 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate and blood pressure drop. Why wait? Kick the habit, today. Your doctor will be happy to help you get started.

Kidney Cleansing Juice – Watermelon Flush

glass of watermelon smoothie

Being that our kidneys are an important detoxification organ, it’s important that we learn to nourish them with the right foods. There are many beneficial herbs and foods we can include to support kidney health, and what better way to cleanse and support our kidneys than by juicing!

Watermelon Flush is simple and delicious juice that will help support the health of your kidneys and provide mild diuretic properties to help flush the kidneys of unwanted wastes.

Having breakfast is important for a bunch of reasons..!

breakfast

Having breakfast is important for a bunch of reasons. It jump-starts your metabolism and stops you from overeating later. Plus, studies show that adults who have a healthy breakfast do better at work, and kids who eat a morning meal score higher on tests. If a big plateful first thing isn’t for you, keep it light with a granola bar or a piece of fruit. Just don’t skip it.

Relaxing Exercise for Your Eyes- Side to Side Eye Movement

Side to Side Eye Movement

Side to Side Eye Movement

Stand or sit up straight. Look straight ahead. Without moving your head, look to the left. Focus on what you see. Then look to the right and focus on what you see. Move your eyes from side to side five times. Repeat the cycle three times.

Source: brightside.me

Movement Melts Away Stress

Exercise reduces stress,

Exercise reduces stress, and can help ward off depression and anxiety. Regular exercise can reduce stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.

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