Know how much fat you consume daily so that you can guard against heart disease and some types of cancer and control your weight. For a general idea of your daily limit of fat grams, take your ideal body weight and divide it in half. For example, If you would like to weigh 130 pounds, aim for a limit of 65 grams of dietary fat daily. And dont forget to read nutrition labels and use a guide listing the dietary fat in common foods.
Monday, March 23, 2009
There's strong evidence that regular exercise can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and sudden death from heart attack. It can also fight obesity. There are some indications that regular exercise may lower the risk of cancer and help lower high cholesterol levels. Though there is no evidence that exercise will help prevent arthritis, gentle exercise - especially when done in water- may help relieve stiff joints.
How can you tell if massage therapist are competent ? Ask what training they have received and check their references. If you live in a state that requires licensing, make sure the therapist is licensed. A responsible massage therapist will ask about your medical history before beginning. People with diabetes, cardiac problems, varicose veins, high fever, cancer, or infectious diseases should avoid massage or should get the advice of a physician first.
Monday, March 16, 2009
For skin care, simpler is often better. For instance, you'll find that wearing protective clothing to shield yourself from harsh elements is a better method of skin care than using very expensive beauty creams. Cleaning your face improperly may do more harm than good. Many of us assault the face with harsh products that can injure skin cells. Just simply wash your face once a day with warm -not hot-water and a mild cleanser. Don't massage soap into your skin because this may clog your pores. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of soap. Use a soft washcloth to help remove dead skin cells and dirt. Be sure to rinse the cloth after use. If you live in a heavily polluted area, clean your face a second time each day using a cotton ball moistened with non alcohol toner and gentle massage to stimulate your face.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Never leave a child unattended in public, including in a parked car. -When you enroll a child in a day care center or school, make sure the policy is not to release children to anyone but their parents. Ask the school to call you whenever your child is absent. - Know your child's friends and their parents. Be involved in your child's activities. - Pay attention when your child tells you he or she does not want to be with someone; ask why not. Be sensitive to changes in your child's behavior or attitudes. - Observe when an adult lavishes a great deal of attention on your child; find out why. - Devise a plan so your child knows what to do if you become separated while away from home. - Having several up-to-date photos of the entire family around the house or in your wallet or purse can come in handy if instant identifications needed.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Finding the right place to exercise is important. If you like your environment , you're more likely to keep exercising. The advantages of an at-home gym are many: no crowds, no lines, and no membership fees (although you will need to invest in your own equipment). - Another advantage of working out at home is that you can read, watch television, or listen to music while you condition your body. Where's the best place to put your equipment? Right next to your home entertainment system. -Working out at home can also benefit people who enjoy seasonal sports. If you have a cross - country skiing machine, for example, you don't need to rely on snow.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Never cradle the phone between your neck and shoulder . This can create or intensify neck or back pain. Whenever a phone conversation lasts more than 10 minutes, move around to work your muscles as you talk or listen. Lean back and lean forward; stand up and sit down. Consider getting a headset if you spend a lot of time on the phone, especially if you type or write as you talk. A headset may prevent a stiff neck. For a less expensive alternative, get a shoulder rest. Be sure to switch ears often.
Napping is a simple, effective way to relax. It will refresh you, helping you stay alert during the rest of the day. -Don't fight it. The midday drowsiness that used to be attributed to digesting lunch is now recognized as a natural part of our body's rhythms. -You'll find that a short after noon nap is especially restful. Naps taken in the morning are usually lighter sleep. Naps taken in the early evening , on the other hand, will probably only cause you to postpone your regular bedtime. - Sleeping isn't necessary for a good nap. Merely lying down and resting can be just as restorative, and might be easier if you work in a busy place. -A good nap need only be 15 to 20 minutes long. Make sure you keep your nap to under an hour. Longer naps will leave you groggy. - Napping isn't for everyone. People who have trouble getting to sleep at night will find that napping worsens the problem. Others will find it hard to wake completely from a midday nap.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Want to loss weight ? I have good rules for you but before you commit yourself to weight -loss effort, consider these new ways of thinking and dining.
- Think of yourself as a thin person.
- Plan your meals and snacks. Know ahead of time exactly what you will eat and how much.
- Avoid all restaurants for the first week.
- Do not read or watch television while you eat. Concentrate on your food.
- Never eat standing up.
- Put your cutlery down after each mouthful. Don't refill it until you've swallowed.
- Chew slowly. Taste what you are eating.
- Fill your plate only with the amount of food you want . Do not eat from platters on the table.
- Do not take second helpings.
- Always leave some food on your plate.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Herbal healing may appeal to those who fear that physicians overmedicate or who have experienced adverse reactions to prescribed medicines. In fact, there's a long tradition world - wide of using herbs to ease symptoms and cure ailments. The following are safe and easy herbal recipes that can be made with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen pantry.
Recommended for colds, flu, relief of gas pains, and motion sickness.
1 oz. grated gingerroot and 1 pt. of water
Just simply mix one ounce of grated gingerroot per pint of boiled water. Drink as much as you wish.
Recommended for coughs, colds, flu, congestion and as a digestive aid.
Recommended for coughs, colds, flu, congestion and as a digestive aid.
1/2 oz. peppermint leaves and 1 pt. water
Mix 1/2 ounce of peppermint per pint of boiled water. Steep 5 to 20 minutes. Drink as much as you wish.
EUCALYPTUSRecommended to clear the nose and bronchial tubes.
2 oz. eucalyptus leaves and 1 qt. water
Boil fresh eucalyptus leaves in water, then inhale the steam with a towel over the head.
Recommended for colds, flu, cough, and bacterial infections. This herb contains a chemical that acts as an antibiotic. Garlic may occasionally produce allergic reactions.
8 oz minced garlic and olive oil
Place peeled minced garlic cloves in a jar. Cover with olive oil, let stand for three days, shaking occasionally. Strain and store in a cool place. Take one teaspoon hourly for symptoms.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
You dont have to be an experienced cook to prepare appetizing dishes that are low in fat. But everyone who cooks and stores food does need to be fully informed of how to guard against food poisoning.. Just simply remember my tips :
- Marinate meats to be grilled in the refrigerator, not on the counter, so bacteria won't have chance to grow.
- Place meat that has been parboiled or partially cooked on the grill immediately after removing it from the stovetop.
- If you have to precook meat well ahead of serving time , cook it at a temperature high enough to destroy all bacteria, then refrigerate it.
- Wash all utensils and plates that have come in contact with raw meat before using them for cooked foods.
- Cook meat medium to well done it depends with your preferences.
- Keep vegetables or fruits that are intended for grilling separate from raw meat to avoid contamination.
- Choose the leaner cuts of meat for grilling because some study suspected of causing some types of cancer may be activated when fatty foods are smoked or grilled.
- To be on the safe side , Use a drip pan, wrap meat in foil , or place the meat over to the side, not directly over the coals .
- If dripping fat causes the fire to flare up, douse it with a letuce leaf. Place it over the flame.
- Serve food immediately if possible. Otherwise, perishable food should be served or refrigerated within two hours after it is cooked.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
These rules really works with my marriage and I wish to share to everybody.. This picture was taken last Christmas 2008. Its a happy family picture.
- Never both be angry at the same time.
- Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.
- If one of you has to win an argument,let it be your mate.
- If you have to criticize, do it lovingly.
- Never bring up mistakes from the past.
- Neglect the whole world rather than each other.
- Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.
- At least once every day try to say one kind or complimentary thing.
- When you have done something wrong, be ready to admit it.
- It takes two to make quarrel and the one in the wrong is the one who does the most talking.
Friday, March 6, 2009
The time you spend at the office may be the most stressful part of your day, but it doesnt have to be. You have a greater ability to shape your office environment than you may realize. Just take breaks throughout the day . It will help clear your mind and relieve pressure. Something as simple as going to the water cooler for a drink may do the trick. To help your workday go smoothly , try pacing your activities: do more demanding work in the morning, when your energy level is higher. And if sometimes the same with me get easily bored and tired just try listening to music, recordings of nature of sounds as such songbirds, to help you relax.. But if your stress comes from job insecurity , take stock of yourself . Update your resume, and remind yourself of your strenghts and skills. And also make sure you keep up with new developments in your field. And of course if you work in a small place with women around who loved to talks, dont let work rumors, which are usually false, cause you worry. A co-worker may just be thinking out loud about worst- case scenarios. Who cares just smiles and be yourself.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
You can the feel the fresh air and birds singing meaning that the spring is almost here. I'm so excited to walk around with my one son, as his first time to experience walking outside. He is only fifteen months right now. I can smell the scents of the flowers and excited to see them blooming and the grass, trees and plants will become green again.
I'm thankful to our family friend Stan and Vicenta, who help me to signed up for this account and taught me how to post a blog. Even though, Im a busy mom, wife and career woman, I make it sure to come online to share my great tips for my followers and to some other bloggers passing by.. I'm a happy wife and mom having a supportive and good provider husband. I can tell my life is complete having this wonderful son named Robert, He always makes me happy and smile even I'm so tired from work, but sometimes he is annoying. No matter what they keep my life complete and worthy.