Category: Food & Health

Exercise Right

Exercise Right: Maximum Effect in Minimal Time

When you’re time poor, it’s essential to find group fitness or solo sessions that can burn as many calories as you possibly can in a short space of time. After all, time is precious, and you need to be able to strike a balance between your health and your daily tasks. That’s where Grit Strength comes in.

Grit Strength is a high-intensity workout group fitness session that can tick all the boxes for a range of people. It’s also one of few exercise sessions that can offer maximum effect in minimal time. Here’s why you may like to consider Grit Strength for a group fitness workout.

It Takes Minimal Time

Many people use a lack of time as a reason for not exercising. In reality, it doesn’t have to take up as much of your precious time as you think. Grit Strength is a high-intensity group fitness session that takes 30 minutes. In that half-hour window, you are pushed to your limit and challenged in a fun, supportive, and energy-rich environment.

Works Major Muscle Groups

It can be hard enough to find a group fitness session or solo exercise that works out all muscle groups, but even harder to do so in a short space of time. That’s where Grit Strength differs from other similar classes. Rather than focus on a select few muscles, it targets them all. In this high-intensity interval training class, you use barbells, body weight exercises, and weight plates to work out absolutely everything.

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Body Butter

Why You Should Be Using Body Butter

If you don’t usually purchase natural body care products, then what do you normally put on your skin? For many people, it’s a range of synthetic creams, lotions, and moisturisers which may contain harmful ingredients such as parabens. A report our from Dianne Caine says that while quality skincare products are abundant on the market, not all have the same benefits of body butter. Did you know that body butter can make a world of difference to your skin? Here’s what you can expect.

Natural Ingredients

Unlike many products on the market, natural body care products such as body butter tend to have far more natural ingredients. For many people, that equates to peace of mind, body care and minimal risk of skin irritation. In many body butter products, you can expect ingredients such as rosemary, shea butter, almond oil, macadamia nut oil, and emulsifying wax. You can also find body butter that is certified as organic.

Nutrients

Body butter is full of nourishing nutrients and ingredients that are beneficial for your skin. For the most part, they feature omega 3 fats to calm inflammation as well as plenty of skin rejuvenating properties. You may find that synthetic lotions do not have the same effect.

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Fear Of The Dentist

Why People Of All Ages Have A Fear Of The Dentist

Of all the doctors and medical professionals that someone might need to visit during their lifetime, it is the dentist who strikes fear into more people than anyone else. It can range from mild nervousness to outright panic and at its worst a phobia that prevents the sufferer from getting the dental care that they need.

Fear of going to the dentist is something which affects men, women, teenagers, and children so age is no indicator of whether someone will be affected or not. What will differ are both the intensity of the fear and the underlying reasons behind it. Here are some of the most common ones and one or two ways to overcome them if they occur.

Previous bad experience: A long-term fear of going to the dentist can often be triggered by a single event such as painful extraction or extreme discomfort whilst a dental procedure was being performed in the past. Often the level of pain was less than the person believes it to have been but when they think about the experience it triggers anxiety each time they revisit the dentist for fear of it occurring again.

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healthy-eating

The Health Benefits of a Good Diet

Most people these days understand that what they eat is important to their health. But actually following through and eating plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and low fat meat doesn’t always happen. The trouble is that it is easier to eat unhealthy junk food that can be delivered to the door, or at least doesn’t require cooking.

Part of the problem is that when you work hard all day, coming home to cook a meal is not something you want to do. However, with a little bit of effort you can be much healthier. Nutritious meals don’t have to take time and effort to prepare. Think of salads; a little bit of washing and cutting up and it’s on the plate ready to eat. And as long as you go easy on the coleslaw and potato salad, you’ll soon start losing weight without even trying.

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Avoid Pollen

How to Avoid Pollen and Other Allergens

Any electrician will tell you that one way to avoid allergens is to install an air conditioner, which will filter out nearly all the allergens from outside, leaving your inside air fresh and pure. This is good news for people who are allergic and suffer from itchy, red eyes, stuffy or runny nose, sneezing or even asthmatic problems due to allergies.

External allergens include many things such as –

  • Dust from soil
  • Pollen from flowers
  • Pollen from grasses
  • Smoke and fine ash from bushfires
  • Factory smoke and soot
  • Pet hair and dander and more

The problem with outside allergens is that they can blow into your area from many kilometres away, so just looking around your district to see what is likely to affect you may not alert you to what is causing your allergies.

If you step outside only to find it is the pathway to an allergy attack, the best thing to do is stay inside as much as possible. Of course, it is essential to get that bit of fresh air and sunshine for optimal health. This can be done early in the morning while the morning air is moist and dew is still on the grass as that will help to reduce pollen and grass borne allergies.

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Financial Repercussions

How to Avoid the Financial Ramifications of Ill Health

Getting sick is not only unpleasant physically, it can have a lot of unpleasant financial repercussions as well. If you are sick enough to be off work for several months, the loss of income may be almost impossible to recover from as you can lose your home, car and job if you can’t keep up the repayments or do the work required of you. To avoid this disastrous scenario, it is essential to have a financial advisor do some financial planning on your behalf, that includes risk and health insurance and helps you to plan for emergencies small and large.

Don’t wait until sickness happens to get assistance from a financial planner; it will be too late then. Planning your finances so they are in a healthy state takes time. Putting the plan into place is essential, but you still have to wait for growth to happen. Leaving it all until you are sick and out of money is not going to help you. What is needed is for consultation and a plan immediately, while you have an income and are not ill.

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Reduce Blood Pressure

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Blood Pressure

In this high paced world we live in, it is easy to get caught up in our work and have our stress levels rise without any relief. Stressful office environments such as stockbrokers, business advisers, web designers – and for that matter, many other business situations where workers are often racing the clock in order to fulfill a client’s needs – can lead to stress overloads and high blood pressure.

If you have high blood pressure you need to see a doctor. Having a quiet place outside to relax in will help to bring it down. Outdoor furniture placed under a shady tree is an ideal place to do this.

Blood pressure is one of those hidden things that either keeps us healthy – or not. When it is too high it can cause health problems such as stroke, that can have dire consequences. The trouble is that it can be too high without you ever knowing. By the time there are symptoms such as blurry eyesight, it can be at a dangerous level. In fact, many people die of a heart attack or stroke brought on by high blood pressure that they were not even aware of.

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