Back Again

OK, it’s me back again and I know it’s been quite a long time, but I thought I’d log back in and have a bit of a look around. Seems like a few things have changed since the last time I posted, so I might take a bit of time just wandering and then post back what I’ve found. In the mean time you might want to have a look at some other stuff I’ve been writing on my blog.

And by the way, what do you think of tomorrow’s breakfast…



How to Deal Effectively With Daily Stress

Stress can prove to be quite harmful for your health. If you allow it to build up, it can lead to various chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and many others. Constantly feeling tired, low energy levels, difficulties in concentration, problems in sleeping are only some of the most common symptoms of stress. There are various things you can do to control stress. Simply listening to soft music can have a calming effect on the mind. A warm shower or a soak in the hot tub seems to be quite relaxing for many people. Besides this, I think that there are certain relaxation exercises that can really help in better management of stress. For example, visualization exercises are particularly helpful in promoting relaxation and calmness in both your mind and body. Daily meditation either early in morning or in the evening is another great way to calm your mind and relax your body.

Remedies to Help Improve your Digestion

The right foods can indeed help in improving your digestion. If you do want to keep digestive disorders at bay, there are quite a few things you can do. For example, honey is considered to be quite good for digestive health. Just by taking one spoonful of honey, you can make sure that you never get constipated. Similarly, seeds such as sesame are also considered to be good for the health of your digestive system. You can easily add them to your salads. A combination of carrot and spinach juice taken before bedtime is also considered to promote a good digestion. While there are various foods that can help do wonders for your digestion, keep in mind that it is necessary that you do avoid sleeping immediately after taking a meal at night. This interferes in digestion and may cause problems such as acidity, constipation, and diarrhea. For more tips on foods that can help improve digestion, please read some of my other recommendations. Also just remember to eat whole foods, avoid processed junk and drink plenty of fluids.. you won’t go wrong. Eat more fruit, vegetables and legumes, and reduce meat, dairy and grains! Alex Simring has posted some great new information on digestive health which you can find at his personal blog.

Get a Regular Supply of Energy from Superfoods

What are superfoods? If we try answering this question, it may prove to be a tough task. However, one thing is for sure. Superfoods are those foods that supply an abundant supply of nutrients to your body. These may include fruits, green foods and whole foods. Any food that is packed with a number of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and other nutrients can be included in the list of superfoods. So, you can include any food in this list. For example, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are rich in fats and proteins and these are quickly converted into energy. I suggest that one should start their day with a whole grain cereal since it is quite filling and provides the body with enough fuel. Yogurt is quite rich in vitamin B and proteins. Hard-boiled eggs are also a rich source of vitamin B and proteins. So, try consuming foods that are rich in nutrients and you are sure to get a regular supply of energy throughout the day.

Great Tips to Lose Weight Successfully

It’s never too easy to lose those extra pounds of fat. However, it’s not impossible too. All you need to do is set realistic goals, stick to your diet plan, exercise regularly, and keep motivating yourself. It is indeed very important to keep motivating yourself to stick to your weight loss plan. For some people, it is tough to follow their diet plan in the beginning. Just cutting down on their favorite foods sometimes proves to be very difficult. For others, it becomes impossible to stick to their weight loss plan because of a hectic schedule and they just end up giving up on exercising or get back to sugary foods that are easily available at their nearest cafe. There are others, who give up their diet plan just because they think they are not losing enough weight every week. In all these cases, motivation is the key factor.

Is Juicing Really a Good Idea for Losing Weight?

These days, many people are recommending juicing as a way of losing weight. I recommend juicing because a glass of juice is packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients. These are all good for health. The best part is that a glass of juice contains minimal amount of fats and calories. The result is, of course, that you consume less calories and fat and yet get your regular supply of vitamins and minerals. Juices are believed to suppress hunger as well. So, you don’t get the urge to go for that sugary chocolate cake very often. Some people even suggest going on a fast for a day. Only fresh fruit and vegetable juices are recommended on this day. This practice seems to detoxify the system, thus, bringing the body into a position to lose the excess pounds. So, yes, juicing does tend to have its advantages for weight loss. However, make sure to consult an expert before going on a juice diet.

Get Exercising to Lose Some Weight

In their attempts to lose weight, most people just focus on their diet. They reduce calorie intake and increase protein and fiber intake and so on and so forth. However, no weight loss plan can be a success if you don’t include exercising in it. Even a brisk walk for 45 minutes every day can help you in your weight loss efforts. I think that cardiovascular exercises are quite effective in reducing weight. Step aerobics is especially recommended for women since it can help cut down the fat in areas such as the hips and belly. Cycling and swimming are also fun ways to exercise and lose some of those extra pounds. Besides exercising, simply taking the steps instead of the lift can be a wonderful exercise. If you run up the stairs, it will be a further improvement in your attempt to lose weight. So, basically the idea is that you should include exercising in some form or the other if you really want to get rid of that excess weight.