5 Tips On How To Stay Fit and Healthy

 

Staying fit and healthy is a desire for every one of us. It is not as complicated as some people make it look. A healthy lifestyle is made possible by two simple words: moderation and consistency.

Moderation comes in handy because a habit may not be entirely harmful. It only becomes harmful when one engages in it excessively.

For instance, taking snacks in itself is not wrong. But overconsumption of snacks and neglecting healthy foods leads to poor health.

Then, some habits should be done consistently. Such habits include taking water, exercising, and having adequate sleep. Below, find five tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain both mental and physical fitness;

Drinking water

Most people fail in this: drinking water. I have been a victim sometimes. But, not taking enough water is detrimental to the body.

Make a habit of taking plain, fresh, and clean water. Water is a cleanser. It flushes toxins from your body, hydrates the body as well as the brain, and cleans the body organs.

Exercising

Did you know that exercising improves blood circulation and combats depression? Yes, and you do not have to go to the gym to exercise.

Physical exercising can be as simple as taking a 20 minutes walk in the neighborhood every morning or evening.

In any case, you do work out. Limit the time to just 10-20 minutes. You will be surprised at how effective it can be.

Eating a healthy diet

To be healthy, eating healthy must be a priority. Healthy foods are those that add nutritional value to your body. More importantly, ensure that the food you consume is balanced.

The components of a healthy diet are carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and fruits. Most people like to have meat, mac, and cheese during meals. But fresh vegetables and fresh fruits should also be a part of each meal.

Apply the 80/20 rule whereby healthy foods take 80% of your meals. The 20% can be used for indulging here and there. For a long-term healthy living, avoiding snacks and fast foods entirely may not be a good strategy.

Ensure you eat breakfast every day. Doing so will give you the much-needed strength for the activities of the day. It also helps in maintaining healthy body weight and the standard blood sugar levels.

Engage in fun activities that keep you moving

To stay healthy and fit, one should engage in fun activities that involve moving about. Examples of these events are dancing, yoga, pilates, cycling, camping, picnics, swimming.

In any case you enjoy playing games; then you should play traditional sports like football, volleyball, and basketball , tennis among others.

Have enough sleep

You should try and get between 6-8 hours of sleep night. The importance of sleep in achieving a healthy lifestyle cannot be underrated.

Good sleep improves short-term memory, improves brain activity, rejuvenates the body, and gives one a fresh start each day!

Stay Healthy and Happy !

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The Holistic Benefits of Aromatherapy

 

Aromatherapy is an ancient method of healing the body, the mind and the emotions through the use of essential oils. Essential oils are volatile natural plant oils that have the characteristic scent of the leaves, petals, roots or bark of the plants from which they are extracted. The purest essential oils are very powerful and they have improved lives for thousands of years offering cosmetic, medicinal, dietary and spiritual benefits.

Aromatherapy can be in the form of diffusion (inhaling), the bath, massage, topical application and consumption. Whatever method you use the essential oil molecules find their way into the bloodstream and the brain, affecting certain areas of the body depending on which oils are used. The following are some of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits of aromatherapy.

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  1. It Speeds Up Healing

Some essential oils are stimulating and they increase the speed of healing in the body either by increasing blood flow to wounds or through their anti-microbial properties. Examples of such essential oils are calendula, lavender, rosehip, helichrysum and buckthorn. Some of them also work by reducing the harshness and discomfort of skin problems like eczema and psoriasis.

  1. Reduces Severity of Headaches

Serious headaches can basically stop you from doing anything. Taking pharmaceutical medicine helps but these do not go to the root of the problem: they work by blocking certain processes in the brain which is why you must continue to take them. Try aromatherapy instead. The essential oils are absorbed into the bloodstream and into the brain and they correct the source of your pain, and they reduce stress and anxiety. Effectively they stop the current headache and prevent future headaches. The oils that are popular for headaches and migraines are rosemary, sandalwood, eucalyptus and peppermint.

  1. Enhances the Mood and Reduces Depression

Use essential oils to improve your emotional wellbeing in various ways. They are particularly wonderful for relieving depression. Lavender, rose, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and lime essential oils trigger emotions and memories which can bring joy, peace, tranquility and balance. If you are specifically depressed then try using jasmine, lavender, chamomile and peppermint.

  1. Pain Relief

Some oils are known for relieving pain when ingested, inhaled or applied to the skin. For example:

  • If you apply a blend of black pepper and ginger essential oils to the joints, you can reduce joint pain and improve joint flexibility.
  • Lavender essential oil is analgesic, antimicrobial and relaxing. If you diffuse it or inhale it directly from the bottle it reduces muscle tension and relieves stress and anxiety and the pain fades away.
  • Chamomile oil is an effective anti-inflammatory agent which you can use for muscular pain, lower back pain, headaches, and neuralgia. Use it alone or blended with lavender.
  1. Relieves Stress

Aromatherapy is popular for stress relief. There are essential oils that relax the body, soothe the mind and eliminate anxiety, for example ylang ylang, vetiver, lemon, bergamot, lavender, and peppermint.

  1. Boosts Memory

Aromatherapy can slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia which affect the lives of many elderly people. It is also useful for boosting the memory capacity of younger people. Improving the memory improves the quality of life, enhances ability to work helps to build stronger social connections and to maintain healthy family relationships. If you or a loved one is having problems with memory, try:

  • Sage oil which is good for enhancing short term memory.
  • Rosemary which improves memory and increases alertness.
  • A combination of rosemary and peppermint which improve memory and brain function in people of any age but particularly for the elderly.
  1. Boosts Energy Levels

Aromatherapy can safely increase energy levels when your day is long or hectic. Do not rely on coffee, cigarettes, energy drinks or energy pills which affect your health in the long term. Use essential oils which work by increasing circulation, raising energy levels and stimulating the body and mind without side effects. To boost your energy try pepper, sage, cardamom, rosemary, cinnamon, tea tree, clove, jasmine or angelica essential oils.

  1. Fortifies the Immune System

Aromatherapy can improve the function of the immune system which protects your body from infections, foreign bodies and the development of cancers and autoimmune diseases. For example:

  • Cinnamon essential oil is anti-microbial and supports immune activity.
  • Lemon essential oil is a strong anti-microbial and it promotes health, healing and energy if you diffuse it.
  • Eucalyptus oil boosts the immune activity if you add it to your bath water.

 

  1. Improves Skin Health

Aromatherapy relieves skin conditions and improves your health. If you have acne, you need the anti-microbial qualities of tea tree, lemongrass, lavender, and ylang ylang oils. Use lavender oil for cleansing cuts and scrapes. To balance oil production in your skin, add geranium oil to your moisturizer. Basil is wonderful for soothing insect bites. For hyperpigmentation use carrot seed essential oil, lavender oil, frankincense oil, sandalwood essential oil, and many others. These are just a few examples but if you have a particular problem, you will find the right essential oil for it.

  1. Improves Aging Skin

Aromatherapy can help to reverse the signs of aging in the skin. You can add one essential oil or a blend of essential oils to a carrier oil like jojoba oil and use that as your anti-aging moisturizer. For example:

  • Frankincense essential oil reduces the appearance of large pores, wrinkles, acne blemishes, sunspots and age spots.
  • Lavender improves the condition of the skin by acting as an antioxidant which prevents free radical damage to the skin. It has been found by research to assist the body to produce glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase, the body’s most powerful antioxidants. As an antioxidant it prevents premature aging.
  • Geranium oil is a powerful antioxidant as well which prevents damage by free radicals.
  • Try also carrot seed oil, argan oil, sandalwood oil and myrrh oil.
  1. Enhances Spiritual Development

When breathed in or ingested, some essential oils help you to rise above trivial issues and to connect to higher vibrations. For example, sandalwood, cypress, frankincense, rosemary have been used for a long time by those striving for enlightenment. For those who want to open the third eye there is myrrh, Roman chamomile and sandalwood.

It is not easy to exhaust all the benefits of aromatherapy which are definitely holistic. As you can see aromatherapy is useful for spiritual development, for healing the emotions, for calming the mind and for improving physical health and for healing existing conditions.

If you have never worked with essential oils please learn how to work with them first by consulting a fully qualified Aromatherapist.. Essential oils are very powerful and can cause a lot of harm to your health if not handled well. For example if apply a pure essential oil to your skin without diluting first it will either burn you or it will cause sensitivity. Then there are solar sensitive oils that should be applied to the skin only at night. Learn first then use. You will enjoy the benefits.

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The Crystal Craze…

The Crystal Craze…Crystal Healing and Its holistic benefits.

Indeed there is a crystal craze going on now, referring to the healing powers contained in the different types and colors of crystals. This discovery has led to an alternative medical treatment that has proved to be potent for so many. These crystals are very beautiful to behold and can also serve as decorative articles to bring wholeness and charm into your living space because of the positive energy it radiates.

These precious stones have been passed down from one generation to another with great healing virtues and powerful transforming auras. Even if you don’t believe in its healing capabilities, you can just appreciate the beauty of these gemstones. Fill your home with them to produce a healthily balanced aura within your living space. Here are the different types of crystals and the type of virtues in each one.

What is Crystal Healing?

This is the healing art of using the mineral components of the earth to bring about healing and complete wholeness. These mineral components are contained in crystals that come in many types based on their color and type of energy they emit.

The process of crystal healing is achieved by maintaining a healthy balance between all the components of the body, soul, and spirit. Whenever a part of the body is out of order due to stress or illness, the crystals are used to tune it back to shape with the use of the special energy vibrations that each crystal emits.

Types of Crystals

White or Clear Quartz

This crystal has a lot to do with all-round strength and vigor. With these, one can have access to all the positive energy that they come with and utilize them. Because it is white in color, it promotes purity and cleaning producing clarity in times of confusion. With it, you can tap into some of the universal energy for balance, and also to transmit it for healing purposes.

An example of this is the moonstone. Abdominal tensions and digestive issues with other emotional tensions can be released by the use of the moonstone. This crystal can bring about the healing for anyone experiencing one abdominal and digestive pain or the other. There are instances where this has helped reduce the usual female menstrual pains, leaving the abdominal stress and tension free.

Pink or Rose Quartz

This pink crystal always brings things out of hiding; it makes things to be revealed. It is the author of sensitivity and emotion. A typical example of the pink crystal is the rose quartz which brings peace and quietness within one’s inner being. If you have been bottling up some feelings that have maybe hindered your relationship with others or tampered with your total wholeness and well-being. Then the rose quartz would help release all bottled up emotions, emptying oneself of every garbage of the past for a fresh start.

Red or Ruby

These precious red stones bring lots of excitement, motivation, and strength. They are connected with one’s skill to use regular proactive abilities and physical endurance abilities, and with zeal, inspiration and security. One of the great examples of the red crystal is the ruby that is so magnificent creating real balance in the center of the human – which is in the heart. Of you would like that it will deal with all the matters of the heart since its color relates to love, excitement and great vitality.

If you have experienced emotional disappointments that have led to heart breaking sadness, then you should consider using this ruby for a cure. It does not matter how far long you have gone down into the pit of depression, use the red crystal’s energy to revitalize your heart. It will bring in a new surge of energy and motivation that would eliminate other negative forces of depression.

Green Crystals

These crystals promote balance in association with others and the inner peace within us. It removes all traces of sadness while instilling joy and happiness. With this type of crystal around, you will be able to draw from its positive, joyful energy to keep yourself elated no matter the pressure experienced in daily routines.

It is also referred to as the amazonite crystal which has powers to cure lung problems and also heals throat diseases. Some people in the past have benefited  from its healing powers to get rid of different types of lungs and throats infections. If you are interested in alternative medical practice, you could try it.

Benefits of Crystal Healing

  • It produces all round peace, brings about clarity and causes the ability to concentrate on things. All this is because it takes the stress out of our lives.
  • It is used as a detoxification agent, removing all pains and aches, thereby producing more vitality for work.
  • With crystals, negative emotions are released, instilling better positive emotions of joy, laughter, and
  • It helps us to be spiritual sound, filled with the zeal and eagerness to fulfill a purpose.
  • It has powerful healing powers to cure some kinds of diseases associated with the digestive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the body.
  • These healing crystals ensure that our whole being is sound, spirit, soul and body. It is not just about healing the body parts, but about healing our emotions, improving our desires and keeping our spirits and body sound.

I do hope you found this informative and helpful .

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SPRING SUMMER ’18 STREET STYLE TRENDS

Fashion month of the year is finished so let’s take a look at the best street styles from fashion weeks SS18. From baggy jingle tee shirts to the fancy trainer collab, London streets are the best place to check out for your upcoming season’s fashion statements. You better keep an eye out for some high heels, big tote bags and those fringe n bob haircuts which will be roaming the streets and making their go.

Is Orange the new black?

Looks like it certainly is if you look around! We can’t say why this different color is making its rounds maybe it has something to do with the slightly off look, like something unique and different. You have to be very confident to wear this look, I’m sure all the trendy fashionistas will ace it with their matching accessories and high heels.

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Hat lady:

Models and fashion editors are the first to start any fashion statement anywhere. And this season we saw almost all of them wearing matching hats with their dresses be it casuals or formals. Kaia Gerber who is model of this season was seen wearing a newsboy cap. If you are a selfie freak then guess what , hats make your selfie come out much much better because its gonna be in your picture for sure unlike your tote or that new heel you just bought.

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Denim:

Denim will never be out of fashion, it will always keep coming back better each time. This season we saw that Parisian Elegant look which models incorporated into their wardrobe, so what’s not to love about denim, right?

It doesn’t really matter where you live, you will always see someone in jeans walking around you. Straight leg fitted jeans or plain ones, denim look will always be rocking the fashion ramps every season.