Get to know matcha if you don’t already, and let me show you just what this amazing superfood can do!
What is Matcha and Where Does it Come From?
Matcha is a green tea popular that originated in Japan, where it still used as a popular medicinal and traditional practice. Matcha isn’t your average cup of green tea though. It’s especially rich in chlorophyll since it never goes through heat during processing. It is made from the same plant as processed green tea, yet is treated completely differently.
Matcha is grown in the shade and exposed to less heat than other types of tea. It’s also richer in chlorophyll than most vegetables or greens because it retains more vitamins and minerals. Matcha also offers a higher dose of the well-known compound found in green tea known as EGCG, which is a catechin that not only fights aging but also a metabolic syndrome.
What Does Matcha Taste Like?
Matcha is one of my very favorite ingredients to use in a smoothie, or in a warm cup of almond milk due to its unique taste. It has a buttery, slightly earthy, and mildly sweet taste that is incredibly calming and balancing.
Why Use Matcha?
Matcha is also higher in antioxidants than acai, goji, or any other super berry out there (except for maqui). Matcha contains roughly 40,000 ORAC values, just in one teaspoon!
It is extremely high in the amino acid known as L-theanine, which is a wonderful amino acid to aid in calming the body and reducing stress. Matcha is also the perfect remedy to balance out your adrenals after they are exhausted from stress, too much chocolate, too much caffeine, lack of sleep, or too much sugar.
Here are 10 Fast Health Facts About Matcha:
- It is a potent detoxifier, with more chlorophyll than wheatgrass or any green vegetable that exists.
- Has been proven to increase metabolism by 30-40% with just two cups a day, compared to regular green tea that only boosts metabolism 4% with 4 cups a day.
- Is a raw food, higher in enzymes, vitamins, and minerals than blueberries, spinach, goji berries or spirulina.
- Has no sugar or fat, but is a good source of fiber with 3 grams per teaspoon.
- Contains muscle-building amino acids that help the body recover after exercise or act as a pre-workout aid.
- Contains a very gentle dose of caffeine that is non-stimulating, yet energizing and balancing.
- Reduces headaches, joint pain, poor digestion, anxiety, and restores a slow metabolism.
- Is an anti-carcinogen, which reduces cancer risks and acts as an internal buffer for an acidic lifestyle.
- Is a powerful anti-aging food due to the high anti-oxidant content. Matcha reduces oxidation in the body dramatically, which leads to more energy, fewer wrinkles, a healthier heart, and a healthier mind.
- Lowers LDL cholesterol, which leads to an increase in heart disease risks, diabetes, weight gain, and high blood pressure.
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*Did You Know?*
A group of people in Japan known as the Okinawa people are the longest living group of people to grace the planet. Guess what their secret is? Matcha tea, which is a daily staple in their diet, along with a balanced, healthy, and active lifestyle.[/su_note]
What Kind of Matcha is Best?
When it comes to buying matcha, you best BUY matcha. Don’t buy the cheap stuff, because it’s likely low in antioxidants, and very muddy tasting. Not good!
You should optimally buy a matcha tea that says ” 100% Japanese green tea” on the label. It shouldn’t originate from China (which is a cheaper, possibly contaminated form of green tea), should not have any additives such as sweeteners or stabilizers, and should not say simply “green tea” on the ingredient list.
Further Tips for What to Look For in Matcha:
- Pure matcha will say “100% Japanese green tea”, and it will either be ceremonial grade (the best kind), or culinary grade (which is almost just as good).
- Ceremonial grade tea means that it is a type of matcha used in traditional practices in Japan where matcha is steeped in a hot bowl of water, and slowly whisked to create a foamy drink.
- Matcha should never be boiled as it harms the antioxidant content, therefore, this is how the whisk method was created. Ceremonial grade matcha tea is seen to be the most elite form since it is used by traditionalist in
- Japan, the however culinary grade will do fine in a pinch.
- Culinary grade is a bit sweeter (which I prefer), with no sugar, and can be used in multiple ways. It contains roughly the same antioxidant content but just doesn’t whisk in the same form or fashion. It’s also just a bit cheaper for the amount, while still being pure grade if you buy the good stuff.
What I Look For When I Buy Matcha:
I’ve bought almost ten types of matcha over the last two years. Some generic brands that claimed to be pure matcha were SO disappointing. I learned you get what you pay for with matcha.
You’ll know you have good matcha if the color is a bright, spring green, almost lime color.
Cheap, low-grade matcha will be a ruddy, slightly brownish-green color, which is NOT what you want.
The smell should be earthy and buttery, not have a harsh, stinky odor.
Many people love DO Matcha green tea. I’ve heard it’s the best and while I’m sure it’s true, I don’t have $38 to spend on 2 ounces, so I’ll probably never know.
I’ve been using two types the last two years, which both last me exactly three months a piece. I only use 1/2 teaspoon per day instead of 1 teaspoon, so I still get the benefits but make it last longer.
My Favorite Matcha Brands (budget friendly):
1. The Tao of Tea, Liquid Jade Powdered Matcha Green Tea, Loose Leaf, 3-Ounce Tin
This is my go-to brand and is $23.70 , which lasts around three months. It’s ceremonial grade, organic, and delicious. You could easily use this as a superfood powder replacement since it is so much higher in antioxidants and chlorophyll. When you look at it that way, it’s a bit cheaper than many superfood powders with fewer servings needed.
2.SerendipiTea Matcha Culinary Grade, Organic Green Tea, 4-Ounce Box
This brand is what I have right now, as I read a couple of reviews and liked what I read. I like this brand too, and you get 1 ounce more in this brand than you do the Tao of Tea brand. It’s a culinary grade, but to me, I feel like I’m getting the same benefits as I do from the Tao of Tea brand above. I also like the taste, which is identical to the Tao of Tea brand in my opinion, and almost identical in color.
How to Choose:
There are absolutely a ton of matcha products on the market today. It’s easy to get duped, so do your homework before you buy anything! I’ll include some resources below to help you find out more about matcha and the best brands out there.
How You Can Use Matcha:
The possibilities for this superfood are endless. You can use it in hot tea, which is traditionally how it’s used, but I like to get creative with matcha since it’s a superfood much more worthy to be used in something with a bit more.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- warm tea
- stirred into a cup of warm almond milk
- stirred into oatmeal with vanilla and cinnamon (if you’re brave and up for new things!)
- added to a smoothie (my daily choice)
- added to raw energy bites or bars
- bake with it (though that eliminates all the benefits but would add a beautiful green hue)
- as a natural food dye for icing or anything else you like
- mixed with coconut butter to make green tea coconut fudge
- stirred into Greek yogurt (great for holiday recipes!)
- sprinkled on top of a smoothie (another top choice for me)
- mixed with kefir or almond milk right before a workout for an energizing boost
- as a replacement for coffee
My Favorite Matcha Recipe:
I’ve had quite a few recipes I’ve never posted with matcha that I’ll be sharing with you over the course of the next couple of months, but until then, I’d like to share my top favorite with you so far AND give you a new one!
During my earlier blogging days, I created a smoothie recipe with matcha that is one of the most popular posts that still gets more views than most all my other smoothies.
It’s my Maca Matcha Magic Green Smoothie (say that five times fast:)
It’s a straightforward recipe, and is hands down the most energizing, calming and relaxing smoothie you’ll ever have (until today’s updated version below!)
This smoothie is great to have after a workout to replenish muscle cells and act as an anti-inflammatory or first thing in the morning to energize you and calm you from those morning jitters! (Hey, you know you get them too, right?) Plus, my Maca Matcha Magic Green Smoothie features maca and hemp, two of my other top superfoods!
I am posting a newer version of the recipe below to upgrade it a bit more and use ingredients I use more often now. We’ll call this smoothie Version 2 for its extra boost of superfood power. Enjoy!
Serves: 1 large (32 ounces) or 2 small (16 ounces) servings
- 1 cup of cold water
- 1 cup of So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk ( I used Lite)
- One head of romaine lettuce, core removed
- One tablespoon of maca powder (this one tastes the best)
- 1/2 teaspoon of organic matcha powder (see above for my favorite brands)
- One stalk of celery
- 1/2 a cucumber
- Ten cubes of ice
- Five full drops of vanilla stevia (such as NuNaturals alcohol-free)
- One scoop of Sunwarrior Warrior Blend protein powder (vanilla flavor) or Vega One French Vanilla Meal
- Replacement or Vanilla Protein Smoothie Mix
- Optional: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, chia, cacao nibs, bee pollen and Raw Green Superfood Smoothie
- Mix (a must-have for the ultimate superfood boost!)
1. Insert all the ingredients in your blender in the order listed and enjoy an excellent breakfast, or a filling afternoon treat!
*Note* You could efficiently use this as a meal replacement or a wonderful post-workout replenishment aid.
Don’t live your life without a little bit of color, excitement, and superfoods like these. Life is short, so give yours a boost!:)
I love this smoothie so much I decided to enter this recipe into this year’s So Delicious Dairy Free Spring Fling Dairy-Free Recipe Contest, which you can learn more about here. I have come to love the So Delicious culinary coconut milk products this last year because they are sugar-free and carrageenan free while being super thick and creamy!
The So Delicious culinary milk gives this smoothie more of a milkshake feel for little calories, no sugar, and plenty of healthy fats from the fantastic superfood coconut. You can learn more about this product over at the So Delicious.
Looking for a new blender?
A quality kitchen blender is an excellent addition to any kitchen. A great blender can save time, money and diversify your menu with healthier options.
Read my guide on How to Buy a Blender and let me help you choose the right blender for your needs.
You should never settle for blenders that can’t-do the job. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a kitchen blender to use to make protein drinks, smoothies, or soups, you can use my guide to help narrow down which one is right for you.
The holiday season is well upon us, and for most around the world, this is an incredibly exciting – though incredibly hectic and nerve-racking as well. The search for the perfect gift is always a difficult one, and while there are a million and one different gizmos and gadgets you could focus on, too many of even the very best will be out of date inside of a year or two. If you want to make sure that this holiday seasons is incredibly memorable as well as give the gift that keeps on giving, you might want to shift your focus to something along the lines of the best blender product.
With a ton of different options to choose from in an incredibly crowded marketplace, we’ve chosen the best blender products out there and provided full and in-depth blender reviews to help make the selection process just a bit easier for you!
Blendtec TB-621-20 Total Blender
A device that is commonly called the king of all blenders by more than a few professional blender reviews, there is very little not to like about this Blendtec blender. The marketing department for Blendtec may tout this device as replacing up to 9 different kitchen tools in one single machine, but it wouldn’t surprise too many people if this wonder product replaced all of them.
Housed in commercial kitchen grade construction material is a 1500 watt motor – more than powerful enough to pulverize just about anything you would consider throwing at it, but also variable and delicate enough to do rough chops and treat those softer foods with the kind of precision care they need for preparation. This baby has the power to crush ice in seconds but also the programmable restraint to handle more delicate tasks as well – something that only the very best blender is capable of doing.
Margaritaville DM1000 Frozen Concoction Maker
When you’re touting the name of the world famous and internationally renowned Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville, you need to make sure that your game lives up to the name. Known all over the globe for his freewheeling spirit (and spirits) and love of a good time, it would be impossible to enjoy the kind of high-quality margarita that Doctor Jimmy Buffet would prescribe without the best blender for the purpose – and this unit more than lives up to the hype.
While maybe not as accomplished in the myriad of kitchen tasks as other offerings, you will never again have to worry about a less than stellar frozen drink when you use this machine. Blender reviews sometimes give this unit a less than favorable rating, but it’s only because it is being held to standards that would be impossible to live up to. If you’re looking for the best drink maker around, this is your baby – there is a blender capable of shaving 32oz of ice in seconds as well as a mechanism that always adds the right amount of ice to a drink every single time. If you need the best blender for making the best drinks, this is your new purchase.
Ninja BL700 Kitchen System (Ninja Kitchen System 1200)
Though the Blendtec gets all of the big time press and the accolades, there is another blender on the market that is making a case for the best blender of all time. A more recent entry into the marketplace, the Ninja is a brand to be reckoned with, and trying to decide whether this or the Blendtec is the very best blender is like deciding between vanilla and chocolate ice cream – they are both great, but it all comes down to personal preference.
Specifically designed and produced to be the be-all-end-all blender in the world, you will not be disappointed with this machine in any phase. With a 72oz capacity and one of the world’s most powerful motors found in any small kitchen appliance, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that this product has been showing up in commercial kitchens all over the world. And as any reliable blender reviews would tell you, if it’s good enough for the best chefs on the globe, it’s probably going to be good enough for you.
This is as close to a multitool as you will find in the kitchen, and not only will you be able to pulverize blocks of ice into snow in seconds, you’ll also be able to knead bread, make frozen drinks, prepare salsa, rough chop vegetables for soups and stews – the list goes on and on. It would be next to impossible to find something that wouldn’t blend in this amazing offering, and if you had to choose the best blender, it would be right up there with the top products in the marketplace.
KitchenAid KSB560TG 5-Speed Blenders with Polycarbonate Jars
From one of the more traditional and mainstay producers on the market in KitchenAid comes one of the most exciting and new offerings in the blender world. Traditionally a company that went with function over form and was putting out the kind of utilitarian units that were no frills but got the job done, this new line of blenders is incredibly exciting.
These new blenders come in a range of different eye-popping colors and designs, but not where things feel gimmicky – in fact, there is a distinctly retro look and feel to these products that remind us of simpler times. With base units made out of die-cast metal and with steel reinforcements all over the place, you can tell that while there is a new paint job on the KitchenAid line, quality is still kind when it comes to their best blender.
While not as powerful or as versatile as some of the offerings on this list, you’ll still be able to get the job done if you are only interested in blending things. Though it can crush ice with the best of them and produce shavings in seconds, the variable 5-speed switches seem like a bit of a letdown, especially when stacked up against the sheer range of functions other products are offering. Still, most blender reviews would consider this a fantastic purchase, and for the right people and applications, it’s likely all you need.
How to Buy a Blender
Buying a kitchen blender can be a daunting process with the large variety of features and models. I’m going to do my best to simplify the process of choosing the right blender for you.
The first question people ask is “Which brand of blender should I buy?” There are so many different makes and models of blenders it can get confusing fast. The cost of blenders can range from under $100 to over $500.
It can be quite distressing … buying an appliance and a month later having it break down, leak, quit or worse – you never use it and have wasted the money and effort trying to find a great appliance.
My goal is to help you determine what you are looking for in a kitchen blender and help you find one that will best suit your needs.
Answer the questions in the table below and decide if you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced or professional blender. Then review the options I have listed below for each category.
You are budget minded looking for a great value blender to help with small tasks like blending raw fruit smoothies, protein shakes and single serving size blending. You will only need your blender occasionally, so it also needs to be smaller for easy storage when not being used. If at some point you decide to upgrade to a more advanced type blender it will still be handy to have in the kitchen for small jobs.
You are preparing meals and snacks for up to four people on sometimes a daily basis. You may occasionally blend frozen fruits or greens in your smoothies, but don’t plan on grinding wheat to bake your bread anytime soon. You are looking for a quality machine and don’t mind paying a little more for a blender that will last years and not weeks.
You have likely owned several cheaper blenders that did not hold up to your daily demands of green smoothies and crushing ice. Now you are ready to invest in a professional grade blender. You expect this blender to last many years and have a great warranty that backs it up. The blender is one of your most valued appliances in your kitchen, and you need a machine that will not hold you back from grinding wheat or making hot raw soup.
When the doors are open to your establishment, your blender seems to run almost constantly. You believe that a good blender should be seen and not heard by your customers, so adequate sound dampening is a must. In addition to being quiet, you need a blender to withstand years of heavy duty blending without issues, because your customers expect consistent quality.
The Various Types of Blenders
When it comes to blenders, you need to make the right choice before making your purchase. There are a lot of different kinds of blenders on the market, and the one you choose will depend on what you will be using it for the most. It would be a shame to buy the wrong kind of blender and end up not using it as intended.
When you’re shopping for blenders, you’ll come across the common models. These blenders have a container that looks like a pitcher that sits on a sturdy base. These are great for mixing smoothies and milkshakes. You’ll have a variety of options to choose from when selecting your blender and they are also available in various colors.
If you are looking for more from your blender, you may want to consider getting a food processor. It is a form of blender that can do more because it is extremely powerful. If you need to have an appliance for crushing, mincing, chopping or cutting ingredients, a food processor would be a better choice than a common blender. You’ll still be able to make your smoothies and milkshakes, but you will also be able to do heavy-duty tasks with these machines.
An immersion blender is another option to look at when you’re in the market for a new blender. These appliances are handheld so that you can have more control over the blending. They have a stick with a swirling blade at one end and are commonly used to purée foods or stir up soup. They may also be used to chop some types of vegetables.
These blenders are easy to store and are portable. If you plan on doing your blending in different areas of the house or are using it for sports drinks and need a portable blender, this is the type that would work best for you. This is the type of blender that a lot of athletes choose when they need an appliance after a game and want something portable.
Find one that fits your needs the best
The important thing to keep in mind when you are shopping for a blender is to find the one that fits your needs the best. You don’t want to overspend by purchasing a blender that has options you are never going to use, and at the same time, you don’t want to end up with a low-quality blender that doesn’t perform well.
Finding the right blender is a combination of finding the right one you need at the best price. Try not to get tempted into buying a blender with options you don’t need just because it looks great at the store. Stay focused and get the appliance that you need.
If you need a high-quality blender, it is best to invest the money needed so that you don’t have to end up purchasing two appliances to get your blending jobs done. At the same time, if you only really need a simple blender, save some money and purchase one with limited options.
Points to Consider in Choosing the Right Commercial Blender
There are a lot of things that you should consider before purchasing a commercial blender. You may be tempted to buy one just by how it looks, but looks can often be deceiving. You have to compare the features and benefits between each blender before reaching into your pockets to spend the money.
Here are some of the main features that you should be examined before making a final choice on the commercial blender you want.
You need to know what you are going to be using your blender for before buying one. You want to end up purchasing a commercial blender that will be able to do all the tasks you need it for. A blender will need to be powerful enough to get the job done. As an example, if you’re looking for a full-sized processor, it should have 600 watts or more to be effective.
2. Speed of the motor
Find the commercial blender that gives you the highest speed possible within your price range. You’ll be able to do more with this appliance than one that comes with a lower speed.
Look for a commercial blender that comes with a touchpad instead of having raised buttons. This is much easier to clean and more convenient to use.
4. Extra opening
Some commercial blenders come with a small opening at the top that allows you to add ingredients while the blending is in action. Usually, this is a very small opening that is in the shape of a tube at the top of the container.
Look at the accessories that are being offered with the blender. Does it come with all the attachments you feel it will need? Does it have too many attachments that you are paying extra for and will never really use?
6. Pulse button
Make sure that your new appliance has a pulse button on it. This is handy to have if you only need to grind some ingredients slightly. It is also great for breaking the ice.
Every commercial blender will have its own capacity, and you’ll need to choose one that is big enough to serve your needs.
Of course, this is going to be one of your main considerations. If you are looking for a quality commercial blender that has high consumer ratings you should take a look at the KitchenAid and Cuisinart models.
Some commercial blenders come with a pusher that fits into the small opening mentioned above. This keeps your hand safe when you need to push a larger food item into the container.
Have a good idea of what you are looking for before you start shopping for a commercial blender. Once you have established what you’ll be using it for most often, and the features you’d like to see on it, you’ll be better prepared to make the right choice when you are ready to make your purchase.
The Difference between Blenders and Food Processors
A lot of people think that a food processor is a blender, but they are two different machines. While they both have some common features and functions, there are differences between the two that you should understand before purchasing one.
A blender is almost a necessity in any kitchen. It is used to help prepare drinks and food and is great if you are organizing a party. You can make great milkshakes, crush ice, create purées and even mash vegetables with your blender. You can also purchase hard spices and crush them up for a fresh taste that can be added to any meal.
Some spices are too bitter to be eaten on their own and need to be turned into powder first before added to a mixture. This way they can easily dissolve right into the food so that a subtle flavor can be added without any bitter residue.
Blenders for drinks
A blender can spin its blade at 18,000 revolutions a minute, which makes it great for making juices, margaritas, and smoothies. For this reason, it is also known as a liquidizer. You can make great purées using your blender and turn your food into liquid or grind it up into small pieces. It can be used to chop up the ingredients you need for your favorite dishes and help emulsify and smooth the sauces that go with them. Depending on the model, you can also use your blender for chopping ice for great drinks.
A food processor is used with solid food to help break them down. A processor can also liquefy food items as long as you give it enough time. Food processors come with different disks and blades that are interchangeable so that it can be used in a variety of different ways. It can shred cabbage, slice up your vegetables and chop up all of the ingredients you need for a meal.
A food processor also comes in very handy for your baking needs. Its versatility is almost unlimited. You can use it to knead your bread dough and then grind up breadcrumbs for a crust. You can add water to mixtures to make purées and can even use a strainer to help separate solid food from the liquid.
Most food processors run at a certain speed that is not adjustable. You can find electric or manual processors, but the electric ones are far more time-saving and easy to use than the electric ones.
If you are looking for an appliance that will be used primarily for preparing meals, your first choice should be a food processor. If, however, you are more interested in making healthy drinks for your families such as milk shakes and smoothies, your best bet would be a blender. For people that need an appliance to do all of the above, a food processor would fit the bill nicely since it can do it all and do it well.
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Getting to discover about your pregnancy is one thing that fills your life with joy. In the urge to deliver a healthy baby, you are recommended for the intake of most healthy diet by your gynecologist. Well, during this period, every woman happens to put on some extra fats in all the areas of her body. Your shoulders get broad; your thighs accumulate fats and so as your hips. All I am trying to say is that a woman has to give up her beauty completely to be able to deliver a child. Now considerable part is that how she can get back to her real self.
Well, woman, it’s not gonna be easy at all.
Once you start putting on fats during the pregnancy period, your research for an undo begins. This is the time when our ideas and piece of suggestions could be of colossal use to SHE fraternity. It is not IMPOSSIBLE to shed those extra kgs and make a comeback, but there are some elemental points that must be learned and assimilated carefully.
The Basic Information:
It is important to understand that for 6 to 12 months after the delivery; you are not recommended to go on a weight loss practice. Half of the baby weight is instantly shed in the postpartum period that is with 6 weeks. Rest of weight loss is completely in your hands. You can plan a diet and adopt some general exercises to retain the old you. Another thing that you need to understand is the fact that your body needs to recover after the delivery.
As it is quite mandatory for every newbie mom to breastfeed her newborn for at least 6 months, it is recommended to plan for weight lose after 2 months of breastfeeding. By the time your body will get back to its position where you can think of getting back in shape.
For weight loss in the postpartum duration, you can plan on taking healthy diet but the one that has the least amount of calories. By following this solution, you will be able to shed one pound at a time.
A Tip of Caution: You must not drop below the minimum calorie consumption need of your body. It will cause you lateral health threats and inconveniences.
A Diet Chart To Follow:
Now when you are all set to adopt a diet for the most awaited endeavor of your life, these are the tips that you need to follow to get rid of those ugly fats.
- Firstly you need to understand is that not eating is no help. If you think that skipping meals, you will be able to get back to what you were then you are absolutely wrong in this context. No consumption of food means less energy in your body and that will not leave any ounce of strength in your body for exercise and also to look after your newborn.
- It is recommended to take meals in smaller units for almost 5-6 times in a day. You can consume healthy snacks within the course of every 3 hours than consuming 3 heavy meals in a day.
- Breakfasts are very essential for human body. It is the first meal of the day, and it is the only source that provides all-day vitality to your body. If you are in a habit to skip breakfasts, then I would say that you should resume with the habit as soon as possible.
- To avoid overeating, it is recommended to eat your food slowly. As much time you will spend munching your food slowly. Eating slowly is the key to avoid over-consumption of food.
- You need to consume nonfat milk and also add dairy products in your routine diet. It is recommended to buy low fat dairy products for keeping a momentum of healthy intake and fat free substances.
- In the urge to consume snacks or light food, it is recommended to take fruits and vegetables. Seasonal fruit will be highly effective. You can also take conventional fruit options such as apple, oranges, berries, carrots, etc.
- You can also take pepper strips that are low in fats but rich in vitamins and fibers.
- An appropriate consumption of water will also diligently flush out those extra fats out of your body. You are suggested to limit the intake of sodas, and other packaged plus calorie filled juices. These are the biggest constraints in keeping your body from shedding weight.
You can also incorporate some exercises into your daily plan. To lose weight after delivering a child is necessary and at the same time, it is a careful attempt. Being a responsible mother, you need to take good care of all the aspects, and your body needs before jumping into the solution.
The treadmill may sometimes, in fact, most of the times, may turn out to be filled with boredom. And finding ways which can sweep the boredom away seems something ‘Impossible’. And the irony is, you cannot stop the exercise as it is the best thing for your body, but at the same time you also need some escape from the feeling of banging your head against the wall when you see the treadmill and want to run away! You can now keep your worries far aside as here are some tips which would change your entire experience. These tips will surely make you declare your treadmill exercise as your ‘Valentine Forever.’
Get Set to Make Your Treadmill Less Boring
Do you love watching T.V? Great! It will be your escape!
If watching your favorite show makes you forget the world and the boredom you were facing a while ago, then, let it also kick the boredom out of your way while on the treadmill. If possible try and schedule your treadmill workout as per the timings of your favorite shows. This will help you concentrate more on the program and help your brain skip the thoughts of boredom. It will make your exercise much more smooth and interesting. Another advantage is that it will help you sustain for a longer time on the treadmill and this will make you happy!
You would see even the intended progress in your workout in a very short time. The advice would be to cover up fast during the advertisements in case you are watching a program that is intense and requires lots of attention. However, make sure you don’t completely escape into the Television world, rather use it just for enjoyment and distraction. Because indulging too much into the program may harm your progress!
Let your soul dance on the beats & let your body do the workout!
It sounds interesting, isn’t it? Rather it is the most blissful way to cover the entire workout and keep it far away from the world of boredom. Music is always a bliss to the soul and keeps your brain occupied, and this is why it is recommended! Why? Because if your brain is busy enjoying the music, it will help it being distracted from the consistent hard work your body is putting through. This will also not let you fall prey to the boredom.
There is no such rule as to which music you should play on your device. Rather the only rule is that it must help you enjoy your workout session. Play music and enjoy your exercise! Easy isn’t it?
Audio Books! Confused? Know how it helps!
This will be a great help if you are a big-time book lover. There are plenty of options today to get hold of your favorite books in the form of audio. You may buy DVDs as well as download your favorite ones online for free into your MP3 player. This process will help you exercise in a whole new and amazing way. The romance going on in the pages or a murder mystery that makes your heart pound or even a horrifying scene which makes your heart skip a beat is a great way to let you forget the boredom which comes along with the treadmill workout.
Use Fun Apps!
There are apps today which are specifically developed to make your workout a lot easier and devoid of boredom. Apps like ‘Zombies Run!’ is really fun as you need to collect supplies to save your town which is attacked by the Zombies. And the way you must collect supplies? Yes, definitely, the more you run, the more supplies you get. Wonderful it is, it changes the way you look at the treadmill session of yours.
Another interesting way!
Download the app Nike Plus and record your progress while you work out. This app helps record your time, distance and every detail which can be taken into an account and helps you keep track of your progress. What is so very interesting? It posts your details on your social media profile, and thus, your progress is shared with your friends while you are on the run. You can continue your workout with that extra ‘thumps up’ and motivation that you need to keep going.
The best and the most useful way is to team up with someone with whom your exercise can be fun. It might be your spouse or maybe your friend or even siblings. This way you can enjoy your exercise and make it less boring. Today the concept of group training is on the hype, and the reason is that it makes the entire exercise session a fun and interesting work and skipping it can never be an option.
Reading or listening to some informative things!
If you are not able to find that extra time to study the magazine or listen to the news, this technique of reading or listening to it during your treadmill workout will help you to keep distracted from the boredom. Reading the magazine, newspaper or listening to Podcast is an effective way to make your workout sessions much more efficient and fun.
So which one are you going for?
Simple Steps to Update The USB Port Driver In Your PC
If you are unable to recognize USB in your PC, don’t worry, we have step by step solutions for this issue. Just follow these steps and reconnect your USB for a safe and swift work in home, office or everywhere. If you have a speedy internet access, then it can be helpful to solve this issue quickly.
1. Diagnose the Symptoms
Check the USB, whether it is working or not. Simply check it in another PC, if it is working correctly, then the problem is available on your PC, not in USB. Most of the USBs have a tiny bulb in inside which blinks; this blinking light can inform you about its life. If your USB is alive, then come back to your PC.
As the USB port symptom arrives forward then checks the USB port of your PC, whether it is in good condition or damaged. If it looks proper, then go to the next step.
2. Restart Your PC
Restart your PC and plug-in now your USB. Check whether it is detected and working properly or the same issue is there. The If the issue remains same then go to the following step.
3. Uninstall the USB Setup or Program
Windows and latest other programs have auto systems for USB recognition and working. Simply go to the start bar at the lower left of your PC. Click on right side Control Panel and go to Programs. Here, you will find uninstall programs. Click on it and find the USB installed version. Uninstall it and go to the next step.
4. Install the Latest USB Drivers Version for Windows
Get the latest version of USB drivers from internet and download it. Now, install this latest USB Driver into your PC. Just follow the simple step during installation of the driver. If you do not have an internet connection, then get these drivers from a CD.
5. Restart Your PC
The next and final step is restarting your PC. Restart it and plug-in your USB into the USB port. Sometimes, there is no need of any driver, as you plug-in the auto installation process starts. Hope, you will find a successful detection message from lower right side of your PC.
Go to My Computer, double-click on your recognized device and enjoy its use.
Things to Remember During the Use of USB in Your PC
These are some important points which should be remembered during the use of USB in your PC.
- Always plug-in USB properly and never use broken multi-wired ports of low quality.
- Scan your USB before opening.
- Always open from My Computer.
- Remove safely with given option in your PC at lower right side.
These were some simple steps and instruction for upgrading your USB. By the use of these tips and steps, you can solve your little issues personally and no need of any technician or expert. It saves time and money and gives you know how about the hardware and software of computer system. Follow our simple and friendly solutions for your computers and enjoy an easy life.
Here is Best Selling Baby Halloween Costumes
#1. Skeleton Costumes For Infants and Toddlers
The skeleton costume is one of my personal favorites. One of my friends got that costume for his child a couple of years ago, and he looked really cute in the costume. This is great for such a wide variety of people. My friend is a fan of the band The Misfits, and this resembled the skeleton character that graced several of their album covers and shirts. Anyone who likes spooky costumes would love this one as well.
Click here to learn more about the Baby Skeleton Infant / Toddler Costume.
And you can always click here to look for another design if this one isn’t for you.
Price: $21.95Was: $31.25
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#2. Frankenstein Baby Halloween Costume
Another brand new addition to the 2017 costumes is the Frankenstein Baby Halloween Costume. I have always been a huge fan of Frankenstein so seeing this costume available for 2018 makes me very happy. It looks perfect for a Frankenstein costume as well. It looks like they took some care in putting it together.
Here are some additional details if you’re thinking about purchasing this costume:
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#3. Spring Flower Baby Halloween Costume
Flowers make great costumes for baby girls. Like the Baby Blossom, the Spring Flower Infant / Toddler Costume is an adorable costume that is sure to make your child the winner of the cutie award. And if you have two kids around the same age than going as two different flowers would equal double the cuteness.
Click here for a full description and ordering information for the Spring Flower Infant / Toddler Costume
Price: $18.47Was: $22.50
#4. Magical Unicorn Baby Halloween Costume
This is a very cute costume that is new for the 2012 Halloween season. The Magical Unicorn baby Halloween costume is great for people who like magical or mystical creature costumes. I think this costume is one of the perfect costumes for the 2018 Halloween season. Parents and kids alike will love this, and your baby will look adorable.
Click here for full details on the Magical Unicorn Infant / Toddler Costume.
#5. Future Golfer Toddler and Infant Baby Halloween Costume
This is one of the unique costumes I have come across this Halloween. But if you’re a father who likes to golf than you might not find it as odd. You might think it’s the best costume of the year and perfect for your son this Halloween. Any father who likes Golf will love dressing their child up in the Future Golfer costume.
Click here to read the details of the Future Golfer Infant/Toddler costume.
#6. Bacon Bunting Infant and Baby Halloween Costume
This is just a quick post to show you this new costume. It’s the Bacon Bunting Infant Costume and has to be one of the cutest costumes to come out this year. I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone made a costume out of America’s favorite food. Here a picture of it. If you want to order this costume click here
#7. Precious Peacock Baby Halloween Costume
There aren’t many peacock costumes for infants, but the two that are available are two of the cutest on the market. The first is the Baby Peacock Infant / Toddler Costume which is hugely popular and has rave reviews. The new one is the one pictured above called the Precious Peacock Infant / Toddler Costume. Both costumes are great it all comes down to which colors you prefer. The precious peacock has a little more of an elaborate design and is made with brighter colors.
You can click here to check out all the details on the Precious Peacock Baby Halloween Costume.
#8. Tiger Costumes For Infants and Toddlers
I love tigers. They’re my favorites of the big cats. They’re just magnificent creatures. These tiger costumes come in either orange and black or brown and black stripes. If you like tigers than you’ll love any of these costumes. Heck, if you like cats, in general, these costumes should be right up your alley.
Click here to check out all the tiger costumes and details of each.
#9. Kitty Costumes For Infants and Toddlers
More styles and colors are available. Click here to check them out.
Everyone loves cats! They’re more famous on the internet than people. That being said there are plenty of kitty costumes for infants and toddlers that you and your child will love.
There are several different styles, colors and more and they are all perfect for cat lovers. There’s going to be something you’ll love for sale this Halloween if you’re a cat lover.
Click here to check out all the details on all the sizes of kitty costumes for infants and toddlers.
#10. Lamb Infant Costume and Toddler Costume
Instead of putting up an individual listing for all the remaining lamb costumes I’m just going to take care of the rest of them right here in this post. I’ve already covered the Elite Lamb costume and the Pink Lamb costume.
I still say the Elite Costume is the best costume of them all but these costumes shown above are still great costumes. I like the blue lamb costume too.
Click here for more details on all these costumes.
#11. Bee Costumes For Infants and Toddlers
The costumes above are my favorite, but there are others to choose from. Click here to browse the selection.
A bee costume is another classic costume that kids are sure to love. And you’ll also love to see your kids in a bee costume. These costumes are very popular, and you can see why.
Click here for complete details on bee costumes for infants and toddlers
#12. Mischievous Monkey Costume for Infants and Toddlers
The good thing about monkey costumes is there is no shortage of the styles that are available. This monkey costume is a little more cartoonish compared to the Elite Collection Monkey costume. It’s a cheaper alternative to that costume and just as highly rated so if you want a monkey costume but don’t want to pay as much or just don’t need the Elite costume than this would be the monkey costume you’re looking for. This costume comes in several sizes for infants and toddlers.
Click here for complete details of the Mischievous Monkey Infant / Toddler Costume.
To see more monkey costumes click here.
#13. Lobster Infant and Baby Halloween Costumes
One of the funniest and cutest costumes is the Lil Lobster Infant / Toddler Costume. There is nothing out there quite like this. Comes in 2 different styles, this one, and a bunting costume. The Lobster Baby Halloween Costume comes in 3 different sizes for both infants and toddlers. Someone who is looking for a costume that is both cute and funny would love this costume. But if you don’t like the look of this costume there are more to choose from.
But if you like the look of the Lil Lobster Infant/Toddler costume click here to learn more.
#14. Elite Collection Lil’ Stinker Infant / Baby Halloween Costume
The Lil’ Stinker Infant / Baby Halloween Costume is probably the unique of the Elite Collection costumes. It’s not very often you hear someone say “I think I’m going to dress my kid up as skunk this Halloween.” So if unique is something you desire, then this is the high-quality costume that you’re looking for. All in all, this is a fantastic costume that any child or parent will love.
Click here for complete details of the Lil’ Stinker Elite Collection Infant / Toddler Costume
#15. Minnie Mouse Infant and Baby Halloween Costume
These are my 3 favorite Minnie Mouse costumes, but there are about 5 more to choose from including Toddler and Child costumes. Click here to see all of them.
The Minnie Mouse costume is another popular costume in the line of Disney Costumes that are always a hit. I think the Minnie Mouse costume is even more popular than the Mickey Mouse costume.
So I think it goes without saying that most of these costumes are winners. Perfect for infants and toddlers the Minnie Mouse Halloween costume is sure to be a hit wherever you take your child. If you’re a fan of Disney, then this is the perfect time to create some lifelong memories.
Click here for a detailed description of all the Minnie Mouse Costumes.
#16. Mickey Mouse Halloween Costume
This is my favorite Mickey Mouse costume, but there are a couple more to choose from. Click here to see the entire selection.
Mickey Mouse was the character that elevated the career of Walt Disney. The character is still just as popular today as it was back then and continues to capture the hearts and minds of children all over the world. Because of this, the Mickey Mouse Halloween costume is always going to be a favorite with both children and their parents. It’s the perfect costume to instantly transform your baby boy or baby girl into a Mouseketeer.
There are several different styles of the Mickey Mouse costume so if one doesn’t do it for you there are plenty more to choose from. I think it goes without saying that a detailed explanation of who would like this costume isn’t necessary. You’re going to know want a Mickey Mouse costume or not. But choosing the right one is a different story.
Click here for a detailed description of all the Mickey Mouse infant costumes and see which one you like the most!
#17. Disney Princess Infant and Baby Halloween Costumes
These are my 3 favorite Disney Princess infant costumes. There are more to choose from. Click here to see the rest of the available costumes.
Doesn’t everyone with a daughter think of their baby like a princess? The best way to bring this to life is with a Disney Princess infant costume. Whether it’s Snow White, Cinderella, Belle or Sleeping Beauty, these are some of the cutest costumes around, and your baby is going to look great wearing it. This is the perfect costume for any parent who is a fan of Disney and always dreamed of dressing their daughter up in a Disney related costume.
Click here for a detailed description of any of these costumes
#18. Cinderella Baby Halloween Costumes
Cinderella is another wonderful and enchanting Disney story. What child doesn’t like to use their imagination to play make-believe? Cinderella is the perfect movie for portraying a typical fairytale lifestyle. There’s a big reason why it’s one of the most popular Disney films of all time. It’s also one of the better selling baby Halloween costumes.
Whether it’s a young infant or your young daughter you or she can live that fairytale lifestyle for one night of the year. Your young daughter is sure to be the envy of everyone at the Ball when she arrives dressed up in the Cinderella costume.
This costume includes the dress and petticoat, a sparkling print, a matching headpiece and choker and the character cameo. These accessories may vary with the type of costume meant for a child of a certain age so make sure you read the product description carefully.
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#19. Snow White Baby Halloween Costumes
Snow White is one of the most popular characters in Disney history. It’s a great story of good vs. evil, and a beautiful Princess needs to be rescued. Plus there’s a bunch of adorable little dwarfs too. What more could you want?
According to the description, your child will never look more adorable in this costume. It also states that the baby Halloween costumes for Snow White are the perfect costume if it’s your child’s first Halloween.The costume includes a sparkling print, puffy sleeves, and character cameo.
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#20. Baby Blossom Baby Halloween Costumes
Certain costumes just stand out a little more than others and the Baby Blossom Infant / Toddler Costume. This three-piece costume is perfect for those that want to impress their friends and family with their child’s cuteness. This might just be the most adorable costume I have seen.
Click here for complete details on the Baby Blossom Infant / Toddler Costume.
#21. Tigger Baby Halloween Costumes
Since I’ve already written about all the other Winnie the Pooh baby Halloween costumes I figure I should include Tigger. Outside of Winnie the Pooh himself, this is probably the most popular character. A picture can do a better job describing the costume than I can so here be a pic of the costume. Click here for complete details on the Tigger baby Halloween costume.
#22. Eeyore Baby Halloween Costumes
Eeyore may be the more gloomy character of the bunch in Winnie the Pooh, but your baby is sure to be a favorite in the cute Eeyore baby Halloween costume. He is another cartoon character that has retained his popularity through many generations.
Your baby should be no different, and you will love the way he looks in this classic costume.
This costume for Eeyore fits infants and toddlers from the age of the standard size for a 12-month-old baby up to a 4T in Toddler sizes. It includes a velcro closing in the back a character hood and is made from the plush material. It is made from the same material as the Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Tigger costumes.
This costume does come in a few different sizes. Click here for more information and to see the entire selection.
#23. Winnie the Pooh Baby Halloween Costumes
Ahhh, the famous Winnie the Pooh costume. How can you possibly go wrong with one or more of the Winnie the Pooh baby Halloween Costumes? Just as popular today as when he was first released to the public in 1926. Instantly recognizable and universally adored the Winnie the Pooh costume has long been a crowd pleaser.
The Winnie the Pooh baby Halloween costumes range in size from ages 3 months up to age 2T. This plush costume is officially licensed by Disney, and 2 sided with the word Hunny written across the back. It also has a Velcro closing for easy changing should you need to do that. It also includes footies and paws which completes the look.
One reviewer states that the costume that’s suitable for 3-12 months is perfect for a child that weighs between 20-25 pounds. This person also states that it’s a great costume for colder climates. Here are a couple of pics:
The Winnie the Pooh baby Halloween costume comes in a few different sizes. For your convenience, I have provided a link to the various sizes. Click on the link that best represents your child.
#24. Piglet Baby Halloween Costumes
Piglet is another wonderful and cute character from the Winnie the Pooh series. He is one of the more lovable and funny cartoon characters that is still just as popular today, and he was when he first came out.
Featuring a design of both light and dark pink colors this costume is suitable for infants between the age of 12-18 months. The pink jumpsuit is accompanied by a detachable Character Hood and embroidered stripes. It is machine washable and made of mostly polyester and some acrylic.
One reviewer states the costume is of great quality and made of soft material. She went on to say that the costume is very comfortable and everyone else loves it. People were complimenting the way her child looked in the costume. Check out this pic:
#25. Star Wars Baby Halloween Costumes
These are just a few of the Star Wars costumes that are available. Click here to see all of them.
There is no doubting the appeal and popularity of Star Wars. It’s easily one of, if not the most popular movie series of all time. The number of iconic characters in the series is numerous. Whether it’s a hero or a villain, these are some of the coolest costumes that kids will love. Of course, the parents of a baby boy or baby girl would probably love these baby Halloween costumes just as much if not more.
Click here for a complete description of these Star Wars baby Halloween costumes.
What’s So Cool About a Boys Pirate Costume?
There has probably never been a costume as popular as a pirate costume. Ok, maybe that’s exaggerating a little bit but ever since the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise struck gold the popularity of the costume has never declined.
Even before that success of the films, a pirate outfit was always fun to wear and looked great on people of all ages. Whether it is a boys pirate costume or a girls pirate costume, they almost always looked great. The best part about it is there is always a perfect costume for everyone. Even baby Halloween costumes.
I’m betting that you have at least someone wearing a pirate costume at one point or another. And chances are everyone has seen different kinds of pirate costumes. What makes them so popular? Who knows really. Pirates weren’t exactly the merry men you see in motion pictures. They were brutal killers. Perhaps the makeover Jack Sparrow and Disney gave them made them more acceptable. Then again, does it matter if they look so cool?
Price: $22.07Was: $44.00
Choosing the Right Boys Pirate Costume
Boys pirate costume normal first, you’ll want to decide if you want to go for the authentic look of one of the characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie (or another movie if you prefer) or if you just want a regular girls pirate costume or standard boys pirate costume, and not a particularly famous one. If you’re going for the Jack Sparrow look, you’ll need the braided wig, pirate hat and all the rest of Jack’s outfit.
Most importantly you have to consider what accessories will look best when it comes to putting together the outfit. A boys pirate costume will usually come with a sword, hat and a wig. For the Jack Sparrow look, you would have to go with a braided wig. For a girls pirate costume, you would have some of the same accessories. You might trade the wig for a feather hat and possibly the sword for a pouch. However, the girl’s outfit will probably have a sword as well. Both costume types should have boots to go with them as well.
Price: Out of stock
Price: $24.14Was: $29.99
Final Thoughts on a Boys Pirate Costume
If you’re planning a pirate themed Halloween party, or want to have a group costume theme at the office or for a group of kids who are trick-or-treating together, there are lots of other characters that fit right in. Keeping with the Pirates of the Caribbean theme, you could have Elizabeth Swann, Davey Jones and Marcus Sharkman join the fun.
The costume you choose is only important to you. Chances are you’re going to look great and have fun no matter what. One other suggestion I can give is to add your personal touch to the costume. Use your imagination since it is the only thing that limits your creativity.
What’s So Great About a Girls Pirate Costume?
Pirates have always been a popular costume at Halloween, but since the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, they’re more popular than ever. Whether you want to be Jack Sparrow, Will Turner or someone that’s not quite so famous, you’ll be able to find just the right girls pirate costume or boys pirate costume. You can even get some great baby Halloween costumes Let’s look at what you should consider when choosing your outfit.
So, is there one thing in particular that makes a girls pirate costume so appealing? I don’t think there is one thing that sticks out because they were always very popular. I obviously wasn’t around back when pirates roamed the seas in the way they’re depicted in movies, but I can’t imagine the men were the most friendly. There never really was much talked about when it came to the lady pirates of yore.
But do you care? The costumes look so cool. So why even talk about it any longer? This intro has gone on long enough!
Choosing the Right Girls Pirate Costume
The first thing you’ll want to do is decide on the type of pirate that you want to be. Would you rather be the type of pirate depicted in the POTC movies? A more traditional looking one? Or the sexy/outlandish pirate like the wench or barmaid? There are many different types of pirate costumes to choose from so your chances of finding one that you like are almost certain. Finding one quickly is a different story altogether.
When putting the costume together, make sure you remember all the accessories that will make it stand out. An eye patch is a given for any true pirate, but you might also want to add a parrot on your shoulder, a sword, and even a musket to make the look complete. Also, don’t forget the boots for a girls pirate costume or a boys pirate costume.
Final Thoughts on the Girls Pirate Costume
For parties, you could consider a group theme. These types of parties certainly aren’t limited to Halloween either. People throw pirate themed parties all the time just for the heck of it. It doesn’t matter if it’s in an office, a college dorm or your friend’s house, picking different pirate outfits and showing up as a group would be a fun thing to do.
It doesn’t matter the type of costume you buy you’re still going to have a great time with it. It couldn’t hurt to add your personal touch to the outfit you decide to wear. This is up to you, and the only thing that limits you is your imagination.
If you are keen to lose weight with minimal effort, then look no further than around you, maybe in your kitchen. Yes, the H2O in your fridge is the solution for all your weight loss needs. It helps you in the making your demeanor thinner and also give a very reflective and beautiful skin to you. There are immense benefits of water and the ways it can convert your body from something not so impressive to something highly attractive. The study says that there is a massive relation between these two terms: Water Consumption and Weight Loss. In this article, I would like to enlighten you about few steps that can help you get the desired body by only consuming water in required proportion.
Pre-Meal Water Consumption:
Food is something that we normally eat thrice in a day. We all have a standard timing when we consume meals. For a person who is eyeing for weight loss, normally it is suggested to make some changes in the diet habits as it is recommended to consume smaller proportions of food but on a regular interval. Well, someone who consumes more water just before the meal happens to have less appetite for food. Water is a well-known appetite suppressant. When you are going to take the meal, and you happen to consume a glass of water just before the meal, you find yourself full, and the urge to eat more than required is finished. The study says that by drinking water just before the meal helps you in consuming 75 lesser calories every meal. So, you can very well imagine the reduction in calorie consumption at the end of the day. In this way, you can reduce 8 pounds of weight in a year, only with the help of water
Say Goodbye To Sodas
In daily life, you happen to consume a lot of sodas and juices for refreshment. Well, these all have an immense amount of calories that do not let you reduce weight. It keeps jotting up another set of calories in your body that you happen to reduce during your workout session. You need to put an end to the consumption of preserved juices and sodas and replace them with water. I can understand that water seems like a boring idea and it cannot replace the taste of juice but can always use flavors to make it convenient and fun to intake. You can add lemon in it and make it tasty. By simply abandoning those surgical drinks in your life for few weeks, you will see the difference by yourself.
Be It Ice Cold Water:
There is a very interesting cycle of metabolism in our body. It is recommended to drink cold water rather than warm or tap running water. This is because when we consume cold water, our body struggle from inside to warm it up and hence the internal system is set to work. Cold water increases the metabolism in the body, and its result in movement and workout of internal muscles. This way, more calories are burned. But before consuming frozen water, it is recommended to assimilate weather conditions. During summers, it can give you most refreshing feel.
Well, once your muscles get lubricated, you can easily hit the gym for an intense workout. We normally see that during a workout, our body keeps alarming us for the consumption of water. It keeps our body hydrated and allows us to put in more muscle strength while working out. Well, this is it is said that for additional force and complete metabolism, water plays an essential role. You can incorporate it into your diet that you like to take just before hitting the gym and see the difference.
Ensure The Right Quantity:
The most considerable part is that you need to follow a method. Nutritionists say that the intake of water for a purpose like losing weight has to be proportioned. It is suggested to follow 8×8 rules. This means that you are recommended to take 8-ounce glasses of water in a day to maintain right weight and shed off extra pounds. For people that hit the gym regularly and work out, also, they need to consume more water as there is a lot of sweat while exercising and water automatically gets out of the body. If you don’t want to consume water as a substance, then you can also incorporate other water-rich substances such as herbal tea. You just have to ensure that whatever you are taking must be decaffeinated.
To conclude, all I can say that the demand of water by the body completely depends upon the size of the body and the activity level. Now you have to make sure how you want to prepare your body for right consumption of water.
Sometimes we keep thinking that it’s been a lot of time since I have joined a gym or have been dieting and exercising but still, there are no visible results. Well, if you also think the same then let me tell you that you are not the only one to think like this. Turning lean and building muscles are a lot harder than you think. It is a slow process that needs complete dedication and will to achieve. So we will now discuss various aspects of how we can lose weight by following a right approach.
Assimilate Your Diet Plan:
You probably know that if you aim at reducing weight than you have to give up many of your eating habits and opt for a perfectly healthy diet. There is no room for the intake of extra calories as it will be hard to shed them off later. It is also important to understand that skipping of the meals is not a solution for a lean demeanor. People that are aiming for a lean posture and muscular body, you need to increase intake of food. It is like fuel to the body that allows it to work. If there is lack of additional energy than during the workout, all your muscular energy will be consumed and this can highly hamper your metabolism.
Cardio Is Not Everything
Cardio is not a solution for muscle building. Anyone with this kind of myth should learn the fact that for building muscles, there is a complete set of exercises. Cardio could be a part of those exercises, but it is not the show stopper. Cardio only helps in shedding calories, but it doesn’t tone or gives a shape to your body. As the quantity of mass is more on your body, you will automatically be able to burn more calories while working out for muscle toning.
Understanding The Weight Requirements:
Weight lifting is another very important aspect to take care of. You cannot just lift any weight. It might be a challenge to some men or women for having to pick the weight more than their tendency. But you need to understand the fact that it is no show. For anyone who wants to shed off the extra mass from their body, they must lift lesser weight and do extra repetition of the lifting. Whereas anyone who wants to gain weight must pick a heavy weight and should control the number of repetitions. If your body allows you to pick weight of 10 kgs, then you should not keep rolling up with the dumbbell of 5kgs and free yourself from the efforts
Adjust A Time For Workout:
All that matters during a workout is the intensity of it. It is not necessarily proven that longer shifts in the gym are more resulting. If you need to consume 30 minutes of your session, then you should not give more than that. The workout needs your efforts and tendency. Rest depends upon you how you manage the timeline.
Create an Order For Your Workout:
Every gym instructor gives you a complete order for the workout. Once you have defined your requirements to the instructor, he will take care of rest of the task. You just need to follow the order. Exercise cannot bring you best results unless you are not giving time and following technique. Also, you will have to maintain a balance of the workout. As we do cardio before the main course, it is important to do cardio so that it does not affect rest of the session.
Like I mention earlier, food is like fuel to the body and workout cannot bring best results if you are not fueled properly. Did you know, your body needs a high proportion of calories before you start working out. This is because during the cardio session you will be able to shed those calories and due to the added metabolism in your body, you can use your body effectively for working out.
Post Gym Proteins:
For someone who works out for at least 5 times in a week, the need of protein is immense. There are certain types of wear and tear inside of your body due to the session, and therefore it becomes essential for your body to consume protein to retain the metabolism and self-healing.
Consistent Need Of Sleep:
Someone who is not getting enough sleep cannot expect instant and best results out of your workout session. Sleep plays an important role in maintaining your health and weight. You are less stressed when you get sufficient sleep. Plus it helps in regulating hormone level in your body. Therefore taking rest and sufficient amount of sleep is also mandatory.
You shouldd also read our post on Best Waist Trimmers.
Running is always the most efficient way to get that perfect body you dream about. Be it weight loss or to get relieved from the stress, the reasons may be many, and running proves to be your companion every time you want to achieve a goal adhering to any of these reasons and more. Hitting the road doesn’t take much more than a set goal, motive and the courage to take that extra mile! However, if it is your first time while you are planning to hit the roads, you must follow some quick tips to get the best results.
Top Running Tips for Beginners
The First Thing: Get Hold of the Perfect Sports Shoes!
Yeah! This is the first thing that must be taken care of. The selection of the best sports shoes needs an expert eye. Getting the proper cushioning is very much important to avoid the shin splints during your run. The mistake that you may do as a beginner is to choose casual shoes for running. This may seem perfect at the beginning but may hurt you when you take to the pavements and tracks in the woods where there are pounding on the tracks. This may also cause a knee pain in the long run which is obviously something that must be avoided.
However, getting perfect sports shoes doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune. You can also get the best shoes for a price which is affordable; all you need is an experienced eye.
Once you have the shoes, take on the roads slow!
After you have got the perfect shoes, all you need is a perfect approach. You must be able to understand that running entails a lot of strain on your body, and thus, letting your body getting used to it is the foremost and the most important thing.
Start with a very low walk for a few hours and a few miles. This leisurely walk can be further increased to the level of brisk walking and increased distance and hours or say few minutes, as per your body’s stamina to handle the strain. And then, once you feel you are ready to give your body that extra push, start your jog and cover a few more miles and increase the time on the clock. This jogging can later be transformed into running once you feel fit to handle the stress on your body. This step-by-step formula is very much important when you begin your story of running.
What next? To log your miles!
You must start to log your miles right from the first step when you take to the roads just for a walk. This record keeping must be followed for every step and the entire journey till you keep the running exercising alive in your routine. Logging your miles refers to recording the distance you cover and the time taken to cover it. This is important because it gives you the idea of your progress and works as an invigilator always by your side. You can easily progress with this time- distance formula.
Worried about how to log the miles perfectly? It is a worry you may shred now. Today, there is a number of apps and devices that help you to keep the record of the distance you have covered. Some of the apps come with free download whereas the devices can be spotted easily in the nearby gadget store.
Following a program? Yes, definitely!
It is the most advisable thing or steps for a beginner. Following a program helps you to get the proper guidance when you start the exercise. Running requires proper understanding of the stress which your body can take without harming itself. And thus, enrolling into a running program is the best idea you can think of. The advantages are many but some of the most important ones are that you get the proper management of your weight, stamina and also save yourself from injuries. Following the exact schedule of the exact timings, hours of running and the distance to be covered helps you boost your fitness level and in the long run reach the perfect level.
Enroll in a running club? The perfect idea.
Running clubs are seen sprawling around every city today. If you are a person who loves to share the experiences with the other people and grow along with them, this is what you must choose. Do the proper research, and get your name written on the runner’s list. Being a beginner, this is best for you because it boosts up and saves you from getting demoralized as everyone around you is striving to get the perfection. There is a number of programs which these clubs conduct during weekdays and weekends; this helps you get the relaxation and also socialize with the people who share the same love for running as you! Go, choose, the perfect club for you and make running more fun!
You need to consult your physician!
Consulting your physician is a very important part of the entire story. Before hitting the tracks, make sure you visit your physician and help yourself know your strengths and weak sides. Running is a very rigorous exercise, so if don’t have proper knowledge about do’s and don’ts specific to your body, it might turn into a nightmare in the long run. The advice is also of letting your physician know about any disease which you must be suffering from and get the proper advice.
Last but not the least- set your objectives!
You have started running with something or the other in your mind which you want to achieve. It might be weight loss, proper shape, increasing stamina, etc., go ahead and note it down. Before starting the run, have a look at it and then, go for the tracks. This will help to keep motivating you to achieve your goals and help you level your progress. Setting goals or objectives should be on your priority list as this will help you reach the perfection in an easier way.
The advent of technology and new innovations in the world of hair pampering and maintenance has led to the introduction of the ceramic flat iron. This is a device that enables people to manage and style their hair with curls and waves. It is gaining popularity among people who are conscious about their hair by adding easy to do styling techniques that can be done at the comfort of one’s home or salon.
Choosing the best ceramic flat iron can be a difficult task. There are lots of market variations in the specifications of the ceramic flat irons market. You may be out in the stores looking for a ceramic flat iron that maintains even heating all through the time you will be working on your hair. Maybe you are on the lookout for a ceramic flat iron that retains heat for a long period of time Ceramic flat iron is the way to go.
The ceramic material of the flat iron is mixed with other essential materials to maintain the shape and the hardness of the flat iron. What’s more, the ceramic material ensures that you get an extra smooth surface for the heating plate. It also prevents any damage to the hair strands that are super delicate and fragile.
Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Ceramic Flat Iron
Be on the lookout for ceramic coatings
An effective and efficient ceramic flat iron is made up of real ceramic material and not a ceramic coating. The ideal flat iron consists of solid ceramic plates that give it the shape and hardness that is required. Ceramic coated irons are composed of aluminum impurities that are covered by a layer of ceramic. Flat irons made of this coating are usually of low quality. They get hot unevenly and are characterized by various extreme hot points that can burn your hair.
If you fall prey of this highly imitative ceramic flat iron, don’t be surprised when you see the coating chip off. This happens after using it for a few years. The chipped plate can damage your hair adversely by causing it to break. Cheap is expensive, go for irons that are made with ceramic material that is mixed with titanium which makes the flat iron to be long-lasting.
Check on the Plate Size
Choose the ceramic flat iron that has correct sized plates that goes well with your hair type. Ceramic flat irons heat up within few seconds. Having the rightly sized plates enables easy hair styling.
It is advisable for those with short hair to go for ceramic flat irons with smaller plates. The width of the small plates should be roughly one inch. Those with long and thick hair should opt for irons with wide plates.
When using a wider plated ceramic iron don’t run the iron twice on the same spot. This causes hair damage due to more heat exposure and increases the time spent during hair styling. Excessive heat is not good for your hair since it weakens the hair strands making your hair unhealthy.
Shape of the Flat Iron
Since ceramic flat irons provide options either for curling, straightening or making the hair wavy, the shape of the iron greatly influences the use for which it was intended for. If you want ceramic flat irons for creating curls and waves in your hair, then go for those with rounded edges. They are known to give countless hairstyles.
Don’t go for flat irons with flat or straight edges. This is because they are famous for causing kinks on people’s hair. If looking for a diva look it is advisable to get the ceramic flat iron that has rounded edges.
The best ceramic flat irons are those that have options to adjust the temperature. The flat iron temperature is an essential factor in the choice of ceramic flat irons. Extremely hot irons can damage hair strands, warm ceramic flat irons are not effective as they don’t generate the desired results. Ceramic flat irons with a variety of temperature settings are the best since the temperature can be adjusted to suit your hair type.
High temperatures are advisable for people with thick and curly hair. Low temperatures are preferable for those with thin hair. The maximum temperatures that flat irons reach range from 300-400 degrees F. whatever the hair type, do not exceed 350 degrees to ensure that your hair is not damaged during the styling process. As a matter of fact, always style your hair at temperatures less than 350 degrees.
The lifespan of the flat iron
When thinking on what flat iron to settle for, go for the one with a long lifespan. These long lasting flat irons are accompanied by warranties. This gives you the consolation that should any defect occur within a year, you are assured of a replacement or free repairing services by the manufacturer.
Many high definition ceramic flat irons have a warranty period of 12 months. Products that lack warranties are deemed low quality and imitations and as such don’t give you value for your money. Buying items that have a warranty cushions you of the potential defect in the product upon use and offers you with a free remedy to counter those defects at no cost at all
Be knowledgeable and wise enough to know that quality things come at a price. Cheap is expensive after all low quality has cheapness attached to it.
This cheapness may seem highly attractive but may cause you more harm than good in the long run. Hair styling tools are essential items in your hair styling therapy. They should be worthy investments that aim to give you value for your money while achieving their intended purpose.
Cheap products are not durable enough and have damaging effects on the hair. Go for affordable ceramic flat irons that are mixed with titanium and have attractive features like patterns and coloring on them.
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Shoulder muscle exercise is one of the exercises to become the more toned body. Whether practicing at home gym or the fitness center, you just made 14 shoulder muscle exercises for men below will get toned shoulders
14 exercises shoulder muscle for men
- Do you know the upper part of the body to become more athletic, they must need to have broad shoulders toned muscles?
- Do you know the scapula and shoulder muscles greatly impact the creation of the chest and abdominal muscles not even?
- Do you like the guy’s shoulder looks very masculine u no?
- Do you want to make a solid shoulder to lean on each time girlfriend sad or happy?
- If you like the area of a body-hugging T-shirt, in addition to the chest and abdomen toned, muscular shoulders as “u” makes you more to be muscular, strong breeze seemed his manhood, do you want it?
Shoulder muscles are very important for confidence men showing muscular body and facilitating the exercise moves to the other body. You need the black-body impact on us, body lifts, body joints, and scapula muscle groups to build three important roles (front, back, and the shoulder). In addition to strengthening the upper body portion and the bone underneath, you need to protect the body from damage. You will quickly become one who forces, which all men should aspire to and makes the ladies have bedeviled coveted. Best Home Gyms would share 14 shoulder muscle exercises effective for men of all time; all you men will feel extremely satisfied!
Single weight lifting over
Place the barbell on the frame 1, behind weightlifting, hands shoulder width, grabbed the barbell. Lift off the frame and keep the shoulder. Forearms perpendicular to the floor. Grasp barbell, abdominal muscle strain. Push the barbell over his head pointing forward and your mouth careful when lifting weights over his face.
Kettlebell movements fly
Two hands are holding 2 kg, placed on either side. No leaning, the body uses to make the two weights up over a few centimeters. Arms and torso inverted V formed. This action is like lifting weights position with inertial force.
Cable pulled shoulder muscle exercises face
Place one hand at the top of the cable pulley of the cable pulling equipment. Each one first grip handles with palms facing each other. Step backward to stretch the cable. Pull the two handles on the front so that the palms facing the ears and the back of people on the backstretch.
High weights dragging
Each lifting kettlebell movements
Prepare 1 kg unit on the floor, behind a quintal. Two hands grabbed the barbell, broad shoulders and raised double the previous lap. Buckled knees and hips so that the barbell kept on the pillow. Boosting two hip posture as jumping up and pulling weights up to shoulder height bar, elbows outstretched either side as the rowing posture straight up.
Each lifting kettlebell movements
High weights dragging
Two hands are holding one kettlebell, sit on a bench top set. Keep your lower back straight, lean forward. Straighten the body and barbell shrugs when two forearms raised high. According to inertia to rotate the wrist so that the two quintals remained right shoulder height.
Put 1 high chair set slightly upwards, lying on his back, chest benches to 1 first, 1 quintal each application handles and palms facing each other. Thu two shoulder blades back, then straight past the back lifting weights for arms aligned with the body.
Standing two feet shoulder width. Lower back slightly arched, hips buckled backward to lower body and held a barbell with both hands shoulder width. Stretch your hips to lift the barbell off the floor. Once past the knee, jump, and swing so that inertia barbell lifting it up and you hold the barbell across the shoulders. And upright abdominal muscle strain. Push the weights straight over.
Do not forget to practice pilates 7 ultimate male role for men to have the best performance and the most beautiful shoulders!
Dragging weights back stoop
High weights dragging
Pose lifting weights, but two wide grip barbell shoulder doubled. Promote barbell up to chest and forearms parallel to the floor. Try to push your chest out while lifting weights and stretching onto the bar.
Movements zipper sides
Stand up each end here, so that cross-foot X-shaped wire forming the body. Raise the arms at an angle of 90 degrees to either side until your arms parallel to the floor. This action also 6 pack abs exercises effective for men.
Lifting wire moves forward
To exercise this male shoulder muscles, standing on two wires, both hands holding the other end. Raise the arms to the front body, horizontal shoulder height.
Lifting movements of the two sides back bent wire
Standing, right foot on the line and the left one on the other end. Repeat for each of the two hands grabbed the line. Backward curved hips until body nearly parallel to the floor. Two wire tension. Pressed together two shoulder blades and lift forearms laterally.
Lifting movements wire W
Keep wires to something secure shoulder height horizontal and diagonal hands holding each end of the line. Standing on the back to stretch the two wires. Squeeze the shoulder blades together and pull the two wires to the shoulders, elbows back toward the sides and forearms form character W. Hold for 2 seconds.
Note: Best Home Gyms encourage you to develop the shoulder muscles to the extreme, do not ignore the role assignments, which aggregate all the way collective action as well as to improve basic words that you can apply use at home or the gym!
Push-ups on the wire moves
Insert two wires into one fixture on the top and lower the legs down two horizontal handles knee height. Push-ups pose two feet on the handle and hands shoulder width, put on the floor. Abdominal muscle strain, lower the body until the chest close to the floor and then push back up. Curved hips and lifting people up until your torso upright. Body stretched back. That is one iteration.
Y movement lifting wire
Both hands, grasp the handle two wires, standing two feet shoulder width. This gave thanks to the wire after 45-60 episodes, abdominal muscle strain. raising his hands and facing the Y-shaped form with palms facing each other. Your body upright, but do not let the shoulders relaxed. Body weight transfer from heel to forefoot.
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It is not a hidden truth that people all around the world would like to look younger than their age. This is something which our subconscious tells us to strive for, which is why you will see many of us especially women taking extra care of the looks as they grow old. But using products which are not natural is not the way to go. To take care of your looks and skin, you need to make subtle changes in your routine. It is always advisable that you incorporate healthy habits into your daily life as it is sure to bear dividends in the long run which is why you need to take a closer look at your diet. Therefore, let us look at some of the nutritious foods which are sure to make you look younger.
Perhaps a food product which can be used in some ways to make you look younger. Tomato is food which is high on antioxidants and is a potent weapon against the harmful UV rays of the sun as they can fight off its oxidizing effect with ease. This is the reason they are said to work as much as 33% better in case of sunburns, something you will not get in many foods. As far as making you look better is concerned, tomatoes give you two-pronged advantage. Firstly, it makes sure to boost the pro-collagen molecules which result in the skin getting a structure more youthful. Secondly and importantly, it resists the skin aging process by producing the antioxidants and carotenoids which prevents oxidation successfully. So if you can regularly have a dish which has tomatoes in it, then you can be sure that you will look younger than your peers.
If you like berries, then there is nothing better than having blueberries for a glowing skin. Not only do they look good, but they have the much-needed vitamins which are needed for your skin to look younger. They have the important vitamin C and E which are the two antioxidants which work very well to light up your skin and give it a brighter look. Moreover, they are known to prevent free radical damage which harms the skin and gives it an aging look. Also, you will also find arubtin in it which works as a skin lightener hydroquinone which makes you look younger.
If you are looking for food which will provide you with health benefits then look no further than the proud cucumber. Research shows that it has a flavonol called fisetin, which is sure to take care of your mental health. It primarily fights progressive memory issues which can cause ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, the skin of the food is covered in silica which is a connective tissue’s need. They also help in increasing circulation near the cartilage and ligaments and works on muscle repairs, both of which are essential for healthy and good looks.
Adding fruits to your diet can only work to your advantage. The reason we say this is because the next item on our list is watermelon which is high in antioxidants. It is rich in lycopene, which is an antioxidant that is responsible for giving the fruit its red color. Moreover, it also has more phytochemical than any other fruit, to be exact 40% more. As a result, it gives you the benefit of an SPF3 sunscreen cream. So, you can now have a natural sunscreen product in your diet which will give you a much fresher look.
The next one of our list here is the evergreen sweet potato. When you were a kid, there has been a lot of instances when your mother must have implored you to finish your vegetables. The reason being that it has a direct impact on your looks as they are sure to make you a lot healthier, which in turn makes you a lot more attractive. Sweet potatoes are known to have a great effect on the skin and are one of the foremost reasons to make your skin glow. This is one food which is high on beauty enhancing content; so make sure to add this to your diet to get a younger look.
This might look like an odd choice, but lobsters are good for your skin. It has a high zinc content which plays a pivotal role to fight skin related issues like acne as it has the important anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, zinc is known to speed up the skin renewal process which is necessary to have a younger look. If you take a closer look, then most of the acne victims have a lesser content of zinc, so try out some lobsters in your diet to clear your skin better.
In Sydney and its corresponding encompasses, there are 38 vantages ashore which are perfect for watching whales. The “Wild About Whales” site records every one of the areas. Two spots are close to prevalent shorelines.
These spots are on the precipice atop the strolling trail from Bondi Beach to Coogee and North Head post near Manly. Sydney offers many excellent places to watch moving whales as they go by Australia’s biggest city and its encompassing coastline. Whale watching is a popular side interest for local people and explorers alike.
This year, within the vicinity of sixteen thousand and eighteen thousand whales anticipated to pass the NSW coastline, Sydneysiders and travellers will be in for a whaling delight. As told by NSW National Parks and Wildlife, 16,000 and 18,000 whales are expected to come along the NSW coastline, So people from Sydney and foreigners will be visiting for whale watching.
Presented below are lists of places you can visit for whale watching:
Head on to Cape Solander
Cape Solander is a famous place where the official Sydney whale watching tally happens. It is known for its whales, and of course, it’s fantastic whale watching opportunities. It’s one of the most astonishing coastlines in Sydney. It’s a perfect clifftop stroll with a broad view of the sea and heathland sights. Proceed past the beacon for a look at how long is Sydney’s longest shoreline at Cronulla.
Visit Gap Bluff at South Head
Gap Bluff’s new walkway to the upper part is complete, and the view from up above is better than anyone might expect. On the off chance that you know this spot, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that this place is stunning.
Of course, only staying here while whale watching is great as well. The close-by Robertson Park with its view of Watson’s Bay has bistros and an open-air brew garden, make this place an excellent cookout spot for your exciting trip.
Braving through Barrenjoey Headland
This place is a moderately small landmass with a great extension that reaches the Pacific Ocean toward the east. The portal to the Hawkesbury River toward the north, lead through the lovely still waters of Pittwater toward the west. Barrenjoey, however, is the best place to pick if you want to go whale watching.
Going Towards Bondi Beach
Source: https://pixabay.com/en/bondi-beach-sydney-australia-beach-587813/As many people know, this is one of Sydney’s famous resorts and a place of activity at any time of the year. This beach has a lot to offer aside from the gatherings that are usually happening there. People also find a lot of ways to enjoy this magnificent stretch of coastline; whale watching is one of those activities.
Onwards to Bundeena
Bundeena, a tiny bit of heaven wedged between Royal National Park, the Pacific Ocean, and Port Hacking, is an excellent place for whale watching. Additionally, the beginning of Sydney’s finest overnight walk begins at the Coast Track.
[su_note note_color=”#fffa59″ text_color=”#000000″ radius=”8″]On the off chance that you’ve at any point pondered what seaside Sydney looked like before European entry in the past, this is as close as you’ll get. You’ll get to see transcending sandstone precipices and the old Aboriginal inscriptions dabbing the rock ledges. These ancient inscriptions are visible and can attract visitors.[/su_note]
Going to Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Kamay Botany Bay National Park is towards Kurnell Furthermore la Perouse in Sydney. Investigate the great Commander Cook’s arrival spot on a school excursion and look into the vibrant native historical backdrop. Filled with huge sites, amazing landscapes, you get to enjoy more heritage-listed attractions. Kamay herbal science straight national park offers a day trip starting with Sydney.
Witnessing another beautiful creature is another way to appreciate mother nature’s incredible artistry. As long as we live, it is a good thing that we spend time going to some excellent spots that celebrate the life that exemplifies joy and uplifts the spirit.
[su_note note_color=”#fffa59″ text_color=”#000000″ radius=”8″]The beaches mentioned above are just a few places where you can have fun through whale watching Sydney. Getting to watch such majestic creatures is a fulfilling way to experience what this fantastic environment provides to us as human beings.[/su_note]
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We all love the winters. It is that perfect season which brings with it a lot of fun and cheer. The eloquent jackets make their way out of the cupboard, and the fruitcakes do the rounds. But amidst the glory of winters, there is one alarming issue that pops up! This season brings with it a lot of dry skin. The cold tends to take away the beautiful skin quality. This is why we need to be extra particular during these months and take ample care of our dry skin so that it never loses its glamour.
Perfect Beautiful Winter Skin Regime to Follow
Here are some basic steps that can be followed to avoid that dreaded dry skin.
You probably know it already, but adequate moisturizers are the most important thing for your skin during the cold winter months. The main reason is that the skin loses its moisture content in the cold. Thus, you will be required to add external moisturizers to keep it in good condition. Using an oil-based moisturizer is a better option since the oil layer can prevent the loss of moisture from the skin. Avocado oil, mineral oil, almond oil are good options in this regard.
This is not the most conventional technique, but using a humidifier works like a charm. Humidifiers are effective in adding moisture to the rooms of the house. This again helps to prevent the loss of moisture from your skin. Also, it is best if you add a few small humidifiers around the house. This helps to evenly spread out the moisture in every part of the house.
While you are at work or you are traveling, you need to prevent the situation when you have cracked hands. For this, it is essential that you carry a hand cream around with you in your purse. With this, you can apply it on your hands as and when required during the day. This will keep your skin healthy and smooth.
Avoid extremely hot water baths
Winters usher in the soothing hot water baths on a regular basis. But, this does more harm to your skin than good. If you use scalding temperatures for your bath, then the heat tends to take off the essential oils and nutrients from the skin. This leads to a loss of moisture and thus makes your skin dry. If you need to take a bath in hot water, try to keep a mild temperature that does not adversely affect the health of your skin.
Brush your lips
This again sounds a little odd in this context, but your lips get dry during the winters too. It is very little you could do to protect your lips. One great way to keep the drying skin off your lips would be brushing your lips regularly with a toothbrush. This ensures that there would be no chapped lips during the winter months.
The skin on your hands is more sensitive than the other parts of the body. Thus, keeping it exposed to the winter chills might be a bad idea. So, whenever you go out, make sure you have a pair of gloves put on. Woolen gloves can be of big help here. Wearing gloves would mean keeping your hands warm and moist, preventing skin from cracking. But, in this regard, be sure to avoid wet gloves as these can lead to skin itching, which is not good news for you!
In our quest to protect the skin on our hands and faces, let us not forget the issue with feet cracking. This might get troublesome during those long cold winter months. Things like a petroleum jelly or glycerin might prove to be effective remedies here. This will keep your feet moisturized. Also, you could use exfoliants to regularly keep the dry skin peeled off.
The face is affected in the worst way during the winters. This is aggravated by the fact that bad skin is most noticeable here. There have to be some effective remedies against this situation. Firstly, a cleansing lotion can be of great use here. You could also opt for a toner with no alcohol. Avoid clay-based masks which tend to remove moisture from the skin.
Finally, there is no better way to protect the skin than to drink loads of water on a regular basis. This is the best form of hydration for the skin. This is a natural remedy and works towards keeping the skin healthy during the winters. This is an effective measure to keep the skin protected. Water also ensures general health during the winters. So, if you want to have well-moisturized skin, drinking water is the best option.
Follow all these tricks and ensure that you flaunt a healthy skin forever!