Run it Out
Summer time means bikini season means we might be hiding in the closet with our eyes bugging out…. Instead of freaking out this summer, take a run. Running not only relieves stress but burns roughly 100-150 calories per mile! Start slow and build up, you will have lost inches and pounds in no time!
Stay Dry Outside!
Exercising outside is a great way to clear your head and get a good sweat! But during the summer months it can be so hot, that wearing the proper type of clothes is a must. If your clothing is too heavy you can overheat easier and of course be soaking wet-which can interfere with your workout. Thanks to our Eat Smart Age Smart in-house workout junkie we learned about the Prana Crissy Sports Bra. This bra is perfect for high intensity activities like yoga, hiking and training. The Prana Crissy is made of Supplex and Lycra which wicks away sweat, keeping you dry and comfortable. Available in great colors. We love the grey and coral! www.prana.com-$49
Cover Up & Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!
Even the thought of bedbugs makes me itch! When my friend called me and said he had them and what should he do, I immediately told him to throw away everything! As I thought about this brash decision, I came across another option on the Internet. A company called Bedbug.com makes mattress encasements and pillow protectors. Seeing as he had just bought a new mattress and couch, throwing them away wasn’t really an option. How do you get Bed Bugs?
Bedbugs.com has all types of home and travel bed bug protectors. Many of these products also help with dust mites and allergies.
The in home products Bedbugs.com offers are amazing. The box spring encasement is unique because it covers the entire box spring, so no bugs get in or out. They offer crib bed bugs encasements to keep baby safe and comfy. Bedbugs.com also offers travel sized pillow protectors, laundry bags and suitcase encasements, which can come in handy for those European summer vacations coming up!
The best bed bug mattress cover is one that is scientifically tested, comfortable and comes with a lifetime warranty.
According to badbedbugs.com, infestation is up by 5000%! We need to protect ourselves. These pesky creatures feed off human blood and can multiply into an infestation very quickly. Female bed bugs can lay up to 10 eggs a day! It is important to know what bed bug bites look like and what to do if you find them. The good news is you don’t need to throw away all your furniture and beds, just zip them into encasements and you’re safe!
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We are continually reminded that eating a varied and balanced diet is the key to good general health and wellness but is it also important for the health of eyes? Few people would argue about the importance of having good vision but is there anything we can do to help ensure our eyes remain healthy throughout our life? There are a few general pieces of advice that should try to stick to and they are as follows:
- Be wary of the following visual symptoms: If you ever experience either flashing lights in your vision, a sudden increase of floaters in your vision, a reduction in vision or any blind spots in your vision then you should seek medical advice immediately. All these symptoms could indicate the beginning of an eye disease which could lead to irreversible loss of vision if not treated.
- Make sure you get your eyes tested regularly: Regardless of whether or not you think there is anything wrong with your vision or eye health, you should get your eyes checked at least every 2 years. This will ensure that any potential problems with your eyes can be picked up and dealt with easily.
Which nutrients can help Cataracts and macular degeneration?
Both cataracts and macular degeneration are thought to occur as a result of free radical damage within the eye. Free radicals are produced as a result of natural processes within the eye and they can be reduced by increasing the amount of antioxidants within our diet. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are anti oxidant pigments that are found in both the lens and also the macular of our eyes. Fortunately both these nutrients are also found in a variety of vegetables so they can easily be incorporated into our diet. The following lists the best source of these nutrients in foods:
- Generally any green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and lettuce.
- Courgettes (zucchini) also have high amounts of Lutein and Zeaxanthin.
- Green beans.
OK. You have lost weight. But you need to tone your muscles.
But most weights are made for men. Too bulky right?
I have the perfect product for you! Why don’t you try Jillian Michaels Ultimate 12.5 Adjustable Speed Dumbbells
The namesake is pretty famous as she is a leading health and wellness expert. Maybe you have heard of her. The Biggest Loser. A trainer and a life coach, she has helped people of all sizes and age to become better people.
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***IMPORTANT: this is a video that is SO important to watch if you are a women***
Ladies, strength training/weight training is essential as you age.
I’ve been preaching this for a while now on my site and it’s quite a concern to me when women bypass weight training because they are afraid they’ll end up looking too masculine.
You have to lift a whole lot of weight and eat a whole lot of protein to be worried about looking masculine when you do weight training on a regular basis.
I can assure you that over a decade of regular weight training has left my body looking lean and firm and I DO NOT look masculine at all. As I like to say, things are still where they’re supposed to be and I intend on keeping it this way until I turn 150 years of age!
I was lucky enough to attend a recent Twist Conditioning Sport Performance Summit and I’ve captured some of the best moments of personal trainers’ training sessions.
Peter Twist is the mastermind behind these summits. He’s the president and he’s also an athlete coach and I can tell you these were some intensive workouts designed to teach professional personal trainers some new techniques and exercises to help their clients better reach their weight loss and body goals.
I spent a bit of time filming all of these segments, but I also took the time to do one of those sessions and it took me no time whatsoever to start sweating.
I will also feature a segment reviewing a Twist Conditioning Adult Functional Fitness sessions and I will surely blog about the intensive one-hour-and-15-minute-long workout.
I know that the following videos won’t be for everyone because some have advance moves, but I do want to show that fitness is more than those exercise machines at the gym.
If you use exercise elastic bands, medicine balls or Bosu balls, you can really increase the intensity of your workout.
1) Bosu ball exercises part 1