Month: May 2019

Everyone ages, but the rate at which we age is not fixed. A lot depends on the choices that we make throughout our lives. Of course, there’s no fountain of youth or magical pill to stop Father Time, but making some good choices can make you look and feel older or younger than we really are. If you want to look and feel younger than your peers, try these five simple tips.

Eat Sensibly and Feel Younger, It All Starts with a balanced diet

Well you have heard it a million times, “You are what you eat” and you have heard it for good reason, its true. A well balanced diet is crucial to a healthy body. If you want to look twice your age, try a diet of beer and potato chips. If you want like a model, get some spring water and vegetables. A poor diet accelerates the aging process and often results in age-inducing illnesses. If perpetual youth is your goal, eat green and red vegetables, fresh fruits, fish, garlic, ginger and plenty of berries. You’ll have more energy and you’ll look younger.

Drink Water–Hydrate with the natural stuff that your ancestors drank

Every single cell in our body requires water to function properly. Even mild dehydration produces stress on your body, affecting energy levels, cognitive skills, your muscles and skin. Want lots of wrinkles? Just avoid drinking water. Want good muscle tone and smooth sexy skin? A bottle of water is about as close as you’ll ever get to the fountain of youth. Water is probably the most important deterrent to the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles that make us look old and haggard.

Exercise–Muscle tone looks great

You don’t have to train like an Olympian, but moderate exercise is essential to good health and a youthful appearance. A consistent exercise routine will control your blood pressure, glucose levels, and weight. It will also boost your immune system. If you exercise outside in the sun, you’ll get the additional benefit of producing vitamin D from the sun.

Sleep–Make your zzz’s a priority

Your body needs sleep. Sleep may seem like a passive process, but it’s actually an active process that rejuvenates your body. Sleep allows your mind to reboot and process. If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re far more likely to become a grumpy old-timer. Even if you want to appear young and energetic, without enough sleep, your thinking processes will slow down dramatically and your alertness will suffer immensely.

Attitude–Keep a positive outlook

Look on the bright side of life. You’ll feel happier and have a greater sense of well being. That will make you appear younger. Don’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Worry will age you well beyond your years. If you want to feel young, think positively.

Looking and feeling younger is really a simple matter of taking care of your body and enjoying life.… Read More

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Healthy Weight Loss For Moms - More Reasons To Eat Broccoli
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I do not like broccoli, I have never liked broccoli and I do not believe that I ever will actually like broccoli. That does not stop me eating it; first my mother and now my wife have made sure that broccoli is included in my diet, at least occasionally. I have now learned some facts to back up why moms through the ages have insisted on our ‘eating up the greens’, especially broccoli.

I understand that there are many reasons why we should eat broccoli, along with other ‘cruciferous’ vegetables such as cabbage, kale, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. Their part in healthy balanced weight loss diets has been accepted for many years. I have now found a very scientifically convincing argument, to persuade me to make the effort and eat more of some of these foods.

It would appear that among the many undesirable substances which are present in our environment, there is a group of chemicals which find their way into our food chain. They are known as xenoestrogens and they have been found to alter our hormone balances.

One of the effects of these changes, is to encourage your system to store fat. This fat is almost always stored where you would not want it to be, such as in the belly area. So how can broccoli help?

Well the cruciferous vegetables contain certain substances, called phytonutrients, which can fight against these xenoestrogens.

I see this as another great example of science backing up what mom and grandma have been telling us for years.

We are encouraged to eat our five portions of vegetables every day anyway, for all the other benefits to nutrition, so using the broccoli etc., you can score a double whammy in keeping up your healthy weight loss diet.

My wife will continue her search for recipes and cooking methods which will break down my resistance to eating broccoli, but in the meantime I will continue doing what I did as a child. When there is food on my plate which I really do not fancy, then I get it over with quickly and eat it first.

While planning and maintaining a healthy weight loss diet, try to be always on the lookout for ideas and suggestions which can help and support your efforts.… Read More

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