Everyday Remedies That Grow On Trees (Literally)

As we become more attuned to our bodies, their ailments and quirks, we become more motivated to see ourselves fit and healthy. With the media discussing the best diet to be eating, how much we should be drinking and how often we should be enduring gym sessions, knowing what to do for the best in terms of our personal well being can be a bit of a minefield. However, with the emergence of more natural based supplements and remedies, we can rest a little easier knowing that what we are putting into our bodies doesn’t have to be synthetic, chemical or manmade. The environment around us is abundant with plants, flowers and trees that have properties that can be extracted to help us human beings with a range of ailments or to protect us from diseases and illnesses. You don’t always have to reach for the first aid kit to whip out the packet of paracetamol or other generic painkiller. Relying on pills can lessen their efficacy when they are genuinely required. There is an alternative. Take … [Read more...]

Call Of The Wild: The Great Outdoors Is The Key To Fitness

Clean air, blue sky, and a bracing breeze are benefits we can expect if we step outside for a bit. However, there are not the only things. In fact, the great outdoors the perfect place for fitness activities and as there are so many fun ones to do, heading out into the open can make it easier and more enjoyable to stay fit. So read on for a short guide on the advantages out outside exercise, and how to get a little more into your routine. Hiking If you are looking for a low impact sport that has plenty to distract you away from that fact that you are burning calories then hiking is a great choice. This is because there is so much to see and experience on a hike in the great outdoors. Such as amazing views, wildlife, and fauna such as the ones listed at http://adventure.howstuffworks.com. Then there are also the specific beauty spots like waterfalls and gullies to watch out for. In fact, you will be so overawed with all the beautiful things around you that you probably won't remember … [Read more...]

5 Home Improvement Projects That Make Great Workouts

If you’re trying to find creative ways to fit exercise into your life, you can give yourself a good workout by doing certain home improvement projects. Doing these projects will help you reach your fitness goals while improving the quality of your living space. Here are some clever ways to combine working out and fixing up your home into one. Clean Your Gutters Cleaning your gutters is a chore that should be done at least once a year and can help you tone your upper body. Your arm muscles will get a great workout while you remove the mud, debris and moss that can clog your gutters. You can expect to burn around 230 calories an hour doing this activity. It’s important that you use a ladder that is sturdy and allows you to reach your gutters without any excessive strain. Remodel Your Bathroom If you don’t want to do a complete overhaul on your bathroom, there are still some simple improvements that you can make to give you the results you want while getting in a good workout. … [Read more...]

I Moved Out Of My Husband’s Room And Couldn’t Be Happier

When we tell people we sleep in separate rooms, people assume there's trouble in the marriage. I will be the first to admit marriage isn't easy. I have been with my husband for 17 years and we have had many ups and downs, all relationships do. A few weeks ago we hit a road block in our marriage, things were not looking good. I decided I needed my space and left my husband's bedroom. You see I work out of the home and my husband is disabled. We are with each other 24/7 neither one of us really had our own space. My husband and I both grew very dependent on one another. I felt as if all the responsibility was being placed on me when it came to household chores. Now we all have to play our part. If he wants a clean room, he is in charge of cleaning it. If he wants clean clothes he is in charge of washing them. In bed with my husband I had a very hard time sleeping. Yes, I miss his warmth at night, yes I miss touching him when I am sleeping. What I don't miss, if not getting enough … [Read more...]

Getting Powered By Plants: Busting The Myths of Performance On a Vegan Diet

There’s no point denying it; more and more people are turning to a wholefoods plant based diet that eschews meat and animal products. While it’s easy to dismiss this as a fashionable fad like the Atkins Diet or juice cleanses, it should be borne in mind that the latter tend to be adopted by people who want to lose weight. Often, by people who want to lose a lot of weight very quickly. While there’s evidence that switching to a plant based diet can facilitate weight loss, the new wave of vegans seem motivated by a more diverse range of factors. Many have been alerted to the damaging environmental effects of animal agriculture while others have been drawn to it for its ability to mitigate and even reverse serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Of course, with a vegan diet, as with any diet, portion control and wariness of processed foods are still important. Much of the advice found on Mobility Guardian’s healthy living page, … [Read more...]

Breaking Through The Wall: 5 Ways To Get Back On The Right Path To Your Goal Weight

Most newbies see positive results during the first few weeks of weight loss. However, the vast majority will soon hit a wall. It can feel as though this is where the personal journey ends, but it needn’t be that way. You just need to find a solution to get over the hump. There are many potential sources of your setbacks. Here’s how you can overcome those common problems to get yourself back on track in no time. #1. Revamp Your Diet Reducing calorie intake is the most common diet plan, and it will bring initial results. For continued weight loss, though, you must choose a sustainable diet. If it cannot be maintained, the progress will eventually come undone. Visit http://hcgdiet.com/hcg-diet-plan/ to learn more about building the right strategies for long-term results. Those changes could be the key to unlocking the next phase of your journey. #2. Overcoming The Gym Fear By now, you should know that increased exercise is a key part of any successful routine. It is possible to … [Read more...]

Moving House? Make It Stress Free For Your Family

Moving home can be a challenging and stressful time; especially when you have kids, pets, and all the other things that come with family life to take into consideration. You’ll want your move to go as seamlessly and straightforward as possible, for yourself and each member of the household. With so much to organize and sort out; it can be difficult not to get swept up in the task of moving, and before you know it, voices are raised and everyone can feel on edge. Therefore, you’ll need to take every step possible to make moving house a calm experience. The following are some tips and ideas for those considering moving home or are in the process of doing so, to help make it a positive, not a negative, part of your life. Preparation Is Essential The more you organize at the beginning of your moving process; the better it’ll be in the long run, and you won’t suffer stress. Start packing up room by room, and don’t forget to label your boxes so that unpacking in your new home is a … [Read more...]

Can Moms Lower The Cost Of Healthcare? The Answer Is Yes

If there is one thing every mom wants for their kids, it is to maintain their health. As a parent, the main job is to make sure they are fit and healthy and it is second nature to the majority of moms. Still, it doesn’t mean there aren’t problems, primarily the cost. Securing a family’s well-being might be essential, but it can break the bank along the way. Let’s face it – we don’t have free healthcare over here like the citizens of the U.K or Germany and France. But, you will be glad to know there is a silver lining to this cloud. Even if the government doesn't help, you can shoulder the responsibility. After all, moms can pretty much do anything they put their mind to. And, with a little bit of extra help underneath, affordable healthcare will become a distinct possibility. Google Search In the past, the only people to rely on were the experts with years of medical training. Nowadays, it is important to listen to the pros, but a doctor isn’t your only option. One method lots of … [Read more...]

Can You Be Healthy and Fit on a Vegan Diet?

Increasing numbers of people are opting for a vegan diet and lifestyle. Just a decade ago, it would be rare that you’d meet a vegan, but nowadays, they seem to be everywhere! Becoming vegan includes cutting out any form of animal product from your diet. This means no animal flesh (meat including seafood) or animal byproducts (eggs, dairy, and honey). There are plenty of reasons that people may opt for this kind of diet. Mostly, vegans oppose cruelty against animals and any form of animal exploitation. However, others will opt for a vegan lifestyle for environmental reasons (the meat industry alone contributes significantly to deforestation and produces huge amounts of methane which emanates from livestock’s manure). But is it possible to be vegan and live a healthy lifestyle? Supplements One of the main concerns that come hand in hand with the concept of veganism is being able to get the right amount of vitamins and minerals into your diet. From a young age, we are taught how to … [Read more...]

Is Lack Of Exercise Stopping You From Getting Pregnant?

When you’re struggling to conceive, there’s an endless list of things that could be causing the problem and plenty of ways to increase your chances. Your first port of call should be to visit the doctor and get some tests done. It might be the case that you or your partner have an underlying issue that needs medicating. However, if you’ve had the tests and they’ve all come back clear, then it is likely to be your lifestyle that is causing you problems. It can be a frustrating position to be in because you feel like you’ll never work out what’s going on. We all know about the importance of exercise when you’re recovering from childbirth but it’s just as important beforehand. Bad diet and lack of exercise have a massive negative effect on your body and if things aren’t in full working order, it’ll be much harder to conceive. However, you can take it too far the other way and harm your chances of having a baby. Getting the balance right and choosing the best exercises is the key to … [Read more...]