Spice Up Your Love Life With These Tips

Tips To Spice Up Your Love Life

Relationships, whether it is only a couple of years of dating or a decade of marriage, need to be spiced up every now and then to keep the spark going. Sometimes, the romance hit a plateau and things get boring, affecting the relationship, on the process. Even intimacy and sex often fall on a routine that it does not hold any allure anymore.

Do not wait for your love life to be at a standstill before you add spice to it. Make it a point to keep it interesting between you and your partner so that your love life will also blossom as you grow as a couple or as separate individuals.

  1. Improve Yourself. Before you come up with something for your partner, take a look at yourself first in the mirror. Contentment comes from within and it is important that you feel good about yourself so you can bring in something good to the relationship. Work out your body to make it look better. Dress up and change your hairstyle for a new “you”. Learn a new skill, like cooking or dancing, that you can later on use to spice up your love life.
  2. Come Up With Surprises. Give your loved one with a gift or a love note. Or, cook a nice meal and have breakfast together in bed. Break the routine and come up with something that your mate does not expect from you.
  3. Keep the Spontaneity. Don’t be frugal with your kisses. Sometimes, a peck or a simple touch can convey a lot of things. Express adoration every now and then and do not be afraid to say how much you love your partner. Be spontaneous with your actions so that your sincerity will show through.
  4. Plan Exciting Dates or Vacations. Travel with your partner, get a massage together or try new things. It helps your relationship grow when you acquire a novel experience together.
  5. Support Each Other. Always find time to talk about each other. Listen to what your partner needs. Do something for your lover that he or she will appreciate it. Watch his game or an activity that she needs to do. Your presence and time is more precious than anything else.

Is The Paleo Diet Good For Your Skin?

Is The Paleo Diet Good For Your Skin?

Before we get into the matter of whether the Paleo Diet is beneficial to your skin or otherwise, let us first take a look on what this is all about. The term was coined by nutritionist and scientist Loren Cordain to refer to how the population of the Palaeolithic age consumed their food.

Remember that agriculture was not still in existence then and the hunters and gatherers of that era only ate fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, and clean meat. Grains and beans were not yet served on their tables. Basically, the diet is high in protein and low in carbohydrates.

Now, the question is: is it good for the skin?

Since the nutritional content of the Paleo Diet is mostly high in vitamins and minerals, Omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, the food products that you consume help your skin become clearer and cleaner. The diet also eliminates food that can lead to inflammation. Skin problems are sometimes triggered by the types of food we take. The Paleo Diet takes out industrial fats and oils that cause acne and eczema, as well as psoriasis.

If you put together a salad dish composed of green leaves, root vegetables, carrots, avocado, red bell pepper, spinach, kale, blueberries, onions and salmon you have great sources of nutrition that will definitely make your skin glow and become more radiant.

How? Let us break down the ingredients and there you will find that:

  • green leaves and root vegetables – are rich in niacin, which are sometimes found in skin creams, maintain healthy cells in the body;
  • carrots – is known to be rich in beta-carotene that yields Vitamin A, which increases skin cell generation and protects our skin from damage;
  • avocado – is a rich source of Vitamin E which prevents the skin from becoming dry, diminishes the free radicals, and shields the skin from the UV rays;
  • red bell pepper – has Vitamin C that protects the skin from wrinkling;
  • spinach and kale – are Vitamin K-rich vegetables that help improves resistance to insulin;
  • blueberries and onions – contain antioxidant qualities that also prevents wrinkles; and
  • salmon – has Omega-3 that keeps the skin from drying, reduces inflammation, and makes the skin soft and supple.

5 Healthy Snacks To Take To Work

5 Healthy Snacks To Take To Work

Exercise is a great way to stay healthy and can have many health benefits. But did you know that putting on weight is around 80% because of food and 20% because of a lack of exercise?

Eating healthy on a day to day basis is so important! Not just one healthy meal a week. What we do on a daily basis is what matters most. This includes snacks. And where do we eat the most snacks? At work.

So what do we do about this? We need to start bringing healthy snacks to work and start to avoid sugary drinks (and diet drinks), sweets, and unhealthy foods. What are some good healthy options of snacks to bring to work?

Trail Mix

Trail mix is a great option to bring to work as a healthy snack. But this doesn’t mean that you can go to the store and buy which ever trail mix you like and get one with smarties and roasted ingredients. No! Pick one which has nothing artificial (this includes smarties) and not roasted. Look at your ingredients list, you want to see nuts, seeds and similar and no other added ingredients. Trail mixes can be a great healthy snack for you to take to work and is really filling. Just remember to pick the right trail mix.

Protein Bars

This is another great snack idea for work. However, you also need to be careful about which protein bar you buy. Many packaged protein bars are full of sugar and / or other unwanted ingredients. So before you buy your next protein bar, make sure to check the ingredients lists and look for ones with healthy ingredients, have a short ingredients list, and have nothing you don’t understand. Protein bars are a great energy booster and are really yummy too! And they help a lot during a 3pm slump.

Cut Up Veggies

Probably the best snack idea for work. Super convenient to eat and really tasty. Simply cut up some veggies in the morning or the night before work and eat at your convenience. Some good examples are carrots, broccoli, celery, and cherry tomatoes. They can really take the edge off hunger (or boredom)!

Water

Ok so not exactly a snack. But drinking enough water each day is so important. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, it takes the edge of cravings and is great for dehydration. Our bodies cannot operate at their best when we are even slightly dehydrated. Focus on drinking lots of water the next time you are at work.

Top 5 Ways To Lose Weight

Top 5 Ways To Lose Weight

Let’s face it. Most of us want to lose at least a little bit off weight. Some of us a lot. So how do we do it? There are so many ways we can lose weight, but we will go through some of the better options in our opinion.

Replace Your 3pm Crash Food

Many of us during the 3pm crash while at work go straight for a treat such as a donut and a coffee with milk to boost our energy. Having lots of coffee can cause energy slumps which will make you reach for those sugary treats. So instead, pack some cut up carrots and celery to bring with you to work and have that with a herbal tea for your next 3pm slump.

Hire A Health Coach

One of the best ways to lose weight fast and keep it off is by hiring a health coach. While this option is generally more expensive than other options, it has been proven to be the most effective and the option that will be more long term than other options.

Weight Loss Shakes

Another great and easy way to lose weight is by drinking weight loss shakes. These shakes are designed to replace meals (mainly breakfast and / or lunch) so that you avoid eating your usual breakfast cereal that is no good for you and you stop eating those take out lunches. Weight loss shakes are a proven way to lose weight fast. Just make sure to do your research before trying a new shake. Many of them contain lots of sugar.

You Don’t Have To Be All Or Nothing

Most people when they decide they want to lose weight go for an all or nothing approach. So they say to themselves, I will not eat any more food or drink which is bad for me ever. As you can imagine, there is no way this can work for any extended amount of time. You are far better off cutting things out of your diet and replacing them with a healthier option one at a time. And if you have a slip up and eat some junk food, its ok, everyone does it from time to time. No point in ruining the rest of the day eating more junk and you having the attitude “oh well, I will just start my diet again tomorrow”.

Why Start Your Own Health Blog?

Blog

Before we get into why start your own health blog, firstly, what is a health blog?

It can cover a range of health related topics or concerns such as weight loss, nutrition, fitness, disease management, health analysis, and research. Health blogs often have a lot of interaction and a community. There are also different types of health blogs. They can be a personal journal, factual style, entertaining such as top 10…, or one which reviews health products just to name a few.

Why Start Your Own Health Blog?

There are many reasons to start a health blog. We will only name a few here.

It’s Easy

Firstly, it’s easy! With programs such as WordPress, you can set up your own website and your very own health blog in the matter of hours. Then of course you need some content, but that is a whole other story. You can even get free hosting from places like WordPress. But don’t expect to get superfast speeds or anything.

Community

Blogging regardless of the topic often brings about a sense of community. For health blogs, people can share their weight loss journey results with other members and you can even make a network of online ‘friends’ some of which can turn out to be lifelong friends.

Help Others

If your blog reaches a lot of people, there is a good chance that you will be able to help people with their issues or provide support. Your blog can be a good motivator for your readers. This could be if you are training for a half marathon, you could blog about your story. This may help motivate your readers to do the same and therefore it will help them get healthier. Or you could blog about health tips and help people understand more about what they are eating for example.

Avenue To Vent

Had a tough day at work? Your blog can be a good place to vent and feel better. Just don’t be doing this too often, you don’t want your blog to become a negative place where all you do is complain. And if you don’t want to use your real name, you can come up with a pen name. This way you can say exactly what your viewpoint is on a particular topic without the fear of threats or similar.

So there you have it. There were 4 great reasons to start a health blog. So what are you waiting for? Start yours today!