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Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Secret to a Healthy Body

     The secret to a healthy body is simple and actually not too difficult, but all the same it does take daily discipline. In addition, it doesn’t need to cost you a lot of money. There are five areas of focus that will keep your body in shape, healthy, flexible, and strong. This article will outline the 5 areas to work on and will include a sample weekly workout regimen that you can start using today.

Walking on Beach1. Aerobic Exercise. The simplest way to meet this need is walking. Walking is the one of the best exercises for your body. The wear and tear on your joints is lower than jogging. Be sure to start off slower to warm up and increase speed slowly after about 3-5 minutes. To increase the intensity, simply lengthen your stride a bit and speed up your pace. The other strategy for increasing intensity is to increase your speed for short bursts of time. (see workout below) If you prefer, jogging is also good if it doesn’t bother your knees. Just know that walking is just as good if you go fast enough. No big investment needed. All you need is your sneakers, and maybe not even that if you walk on the beach. 30 minutes per day every day has been shown to be the optimal amount of exercise. If you don’t have time all at once, the same benefits are derived even if you break it up into 3 X 10 minute or 2 X 15 minute sessions.

2. Stretching. An important age marker is your level of flexibility. Yoga is a terrific way to keep your body flexible. If you don’t have time for a full yoga session, try to make sure you do 5 minutes of stretching each day after your aerobic exercise. To ensure you get most areas of your body, try a sun salutation, some seated twists, and a hip opener.
3. Balancing. Balance, along with flexibility, is something that we lose with age. Practice this a little bit every day and you’ll be less likely to lose it. Yoga, again, is another great way to build and maintain balance. There are several yoga poses you could use to increase balance. Try one each day. A simple one you can do is to stand on one leg and grab the foot of the other leg to stretch the hamstring in the front of the thigh. As you build your balance over time try to touch your toes with your other hand while maintaining balance. It is helpful to keep your eyes focused on one point. Do this for 15-60 seconds on each leg.

4. Strength Building. You can certainly join a gym and lift weights. But another less expensive option, which is just as good, is simply using the weight of your own body for resistance. The easiest way to do this is to do an hour of yoga a few times per week. A yoga class is great, but to save money, I recommend buying a few different yoga tapes and rotate them. Check out tapes from your local library first to see if you like them before buying, or go to Amazon and check out the reviews to find ones that are highly rated. If you don’t want to do yoga, you can do pilates or try the free online workout regimen prescribed by Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz of “YOU: The Owner’s Manual.”

5. Deep Breathing. This is very important and here’s why. Your lymph system relies on the contraction of muscles and breathing to move the fluids of the lymph system around the body. Why is this so important? The lymph system “has three interrelated functions: (1) removal of excess fluids from body tissues, (2) absorption of fatty acids and subsequent transport of fat, as chyle, to the circulatory system and, (3) production of immune cells.” So, how do you get your daily dose? Aerobic exercise, yoga, and/or try The Deep Breathing Exercise 2-3 times per day. Here’s how:
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Party Perfect Holiday Nail Art

Party Perfect Holiday Nail ArtBe a real beauty siren with these party perfect holiday nail art ideas. Thinking of a top-to-toe makeover? Start the transformation with your nails and take a closer look at these gorgeous manicure trends.
Adventurous trendsetters should prepare for the ultimate makeover with these amazing manicure trends. If you're not afraid of rising above the crowd with your statement look, skim through the most impressive party perfect holiday nail art ideas below.

Learn from the best and take inspiration from the loveliest manis lined up in The Sweetness Will Not Be Concerned With Me beauty blog. Use your creativity to master the art of nail painting and feel free to come up with a complete repertoire of designs you would like to popularize during the festive season.
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  • Your beauty regime is a bit boring? Perk things up a bit with the newest nail painting techniques. Decorate your nails with catchy prints and patterns as well as dazzling shades. The festive season encourage you to go glam with your manicure. Join the rising nail artist pack and sport statement nail trends that bring out the most of your signature looks. Animal prints are only some of the most impressive patterns you can experiment with. Leopard and zebra prints are perfect to add a modern flair to your party perfect nails. Take a closer look at the tiniest details and start your makeover right now.

  • Halloween, Christmas and other events offer you the chance to stand out from the crowd with a perfectly polished manicure. Work on a wider color palette and see the impact of various hues on your skin tone and nails. Floral nail designs and polka dot patterns are additional elements you can play with. Steal the nail art design ideas from here and take your painting techniques to the next level. There's no need to try your hand at complicated models at first. Instead, why not go step by step until you achieve a pro level. Arm yourself up with basic nail polishing tools and products. 



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