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Friday, December 30, 2016

All You Want for Christmas Is a Sauna?

Saunas are little rooms of goodness. They are known to help improve health, both physically and mentally. While this is nothing new, what is new is the latest in sauna heater product listings, which is the infrared heater. So why is infrared so much better than anything else currently on the market?
1. It Flushes Out Toxins
Regardless of what type of sauna you use, you will get sweaty. Sweating is a great way to help the body rid itself of viruses and bacteria, leaving it healthy. The sweat produced by infrared is deeper and more produce, which means your body can get rid of even more toxins. Plus, you can run an infrared sauna at a lower temperature, with less moisture, which means people with certain health conditions can enjoy them as well.
2. It Relaxes Your Muscles and Lowers Your Blood Pressure
You don’t have to spend hours in a sauna to benefit from it. Just a couple of 15-minute sessions each week will give you loads of benefits. You will lower your blood pressure as well, which means you will feel a lot better. And if you happen to have rheumatism, arthritis, or fibromyalgia, infrared heat therapy can be very beneficial, meaning you could feel much better in yourself without turning to drugs.
3. It Helps You Prevent Colds and Flu
If you get a feeling that you will soon become ill, then hurry to an infrared sauna straight away. The radiant heat it emits stimulates circulation, revving up the production of white blood cells and ensuring your immune system is back on track. This means you’re less likely to develop colds and flu.
4. It Will Make You Look Younger
By spending time in an infrared sauna, you have the added benefit of using its anti-aging properties. When blood flow is stimulated, collagen production is increased, and circulation is improved. This means that you will start to look younger and more radiant as well.
5. You Can Lose Weight
Infrared saunas dramatically increase your metabolic rate. The simple act of sitting there and getting warm could burn as much as 500 calories, but you will lose that as water alone. However, you can use it as a boost to your metabolism, for instance by having a sauna session after the gym.
6. You Will Invest in Your Health
Infrared saunas aren’t cheap, or at least not compared to other saunas. However, they are very low maintenance, which means you won’t have any expensive repair bills. Plus, you will save a great deal of money on various other therapies. Less need for painkillers and decongestants, weight loss products, makeup, and more. Put together, this means you could actually save money over your lifetime.
So next time you go through a catalogue listing and are considering which heater to use for a new sauna, think long and hard about an infrared heater. It may just be the best investment you have ever made.

3 Natural Ways to Lose Weight Before or After Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity is a growing problem in this country, and the world. However, bar making it easier for people to have a gastric sleeve procedure, it seems that authorities are powerless against this growing problem. Trusted health experts have released a wealth of nutritional guidelines. So much so, in fact, the people now find themselves confused.
Guidelines for Proper Nutrition
There are a lot of guidelines that make a lot of sense, such as having to eat at least five portions of different fruits and vegetables per day. These are filled with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which we all need. But there are also a number of misleading guidelines out there. For instance, in the United Kingdom, experts were asked to determine what safe limits of alcohol consumption are. Nobody had an answer, so arbitrary figures were created. When anti-alcohol organizations started to lobby government, those arbitrary figures were lowered further, again without any real evidence.
What About Fructose?
Everybody knows that drinking too much alcohol is bad for you, even if we don’t know how much really is too much. But what about fructose? It is a known fact that fructose damages the liver, more so actually than alcohol, but there are no guidelines out there, not even arbitrary ones. A lot of people who eat a lot of processed food, which is most of us, have some degree of liver damage due to the high levels of fructose contained in processed foods. You may feel that this is nonsensical, but when you consider figures of liver damage are rising, when alcohol consumption is decreasing, it suddenly starts to make sense.
Proper Nutritional Guidelines
So how can we stop ourselves from becoming more obese? Follow these sensible guidelines to make a real difference. Applying these guidelines early enough can help avoid you becoming obese and needing surgery. If you are past that point, then these guidelines will be of tremendous benefit to you after your surgery.
  1. Avoid carbohydrates that are non-fibrous. There are some really good carbohydrates out there, like broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and so on. Those are filled with essential vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fiber. The latter is necessary for the body to burn fat. Avoid potatoes as much as possible, because while they do have good mineral content and vitamin C, they are also full of starch, with raises your blood pressure. You can, however, turn this into resistant starch by cooking them and then chilling them, which will stop your blood sugar levels from rising.
  2. Avoid fructose as much as possible. You can do this by simply reading the labels on the foods you buy. Consume no more than 25 grams of fructose per day, and you should be find. Too much fructose leads to insulin resistance, which in turn can lead to obesity, but also to type 2 diabetes.
  3. Get rid of unsaturated fats and stick to saturated fats instead. You find these in avocados, pastured eggs, raw nuts, grass-fed cow dairy products, olive oil, and so on. Saturated fats give your body the energy it needs, when it needs it.

Exciting & Challenging Games.

I guess the most interesting part of organizing any event is the planning and organizing of ice-breakers and games. It may not be an easy task, but it is more interesting than other tasks to make the event running smooth and successful. That is the part where the participants get to relax and have fun. With proper supervision and management, games are fun, entertaining and very enjoyable. Team matches should be exciting for both the participants and cheerers.
For those organizing company functions, school and church camps, food and fun fairs, village fetes and recreational purposes particularly for children and also adults, it is good to include the inflatable Bouncy Castle which is also known as inflatable trampoline, bouncy house, moon bounce or moonwalk. You can also add in other inflatable products such as inflatable slides and obstacle courses to make the games more challenging.
For those who love to roll and tumble without hurting themselves, including a zorb ball game or the human hamster ball game would be great for the adventurous older children and above. Zorb ball is a very large ball which the player gets into and walks inside the ball propelling the ball forward. The ball has a zipper for players to get in and out and equipped with handles for the players to hang on tight with playing.

To get some ideas or more details about these inflatable products, just log on to You may also want to check on the prices, shipment charges and work out the budget if you are thinking of purchasing these products.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Taking time off

Taking time off for yourself can be a huge task, especially if you are a stay-at-home mom. There is always so much to do! My family and blogging take up most of my time and I find myself writing "take a break" on my to-do list. Needless to say, that entry rarely gets crossed off.

Work makes me happy but taking breaks is equally important for me. Unfortunately, my wellness and 'me-times' tend to take a back seat and this takes a huge toll on my work. This is when I try reminding myself to just take a little break from everything around me, keep myself away from work for a little while- and just relax. 

There are a lot of things that I do in my 'me-time' and maybe you can use them too:

1. A cup of tea and some music-
My burnouts usually start fading away once I pour myself a hot cup of tea and turn on relaxing music. Sometimes there's nothing better than sitting by yourself for a while and letting your thoughts sort themselves out.

2. Have a movie date with yourself-
Rent the DVDs of those sappy romantic movies that you are usually too embarrassed to even talk about in front of people, and yeah, don’t forget that box of tissues!

Chill out online-
A number of websites offer ways for spending time online to de-stress. You can chat with people who share your interests on online forums, watch videos or even play bingo online.

Get creative and experiment with anything and everything. There are literally tons of ideas around and you can make anything from food to furniture.

There's only a little time we can take out for ourselves, but when you do so the next time, why not make the best out of it?
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