Archive for the ‘Health’ category

Little Miracles Happen When You Turn It Over

August 3, 2013

I’ve had my share of highs and lows. I make right decisions and wrong decisions as I try, sometimes in vain, to get back up. But progress seems to occur out of the blue — with those little miracles that keep helping me feel positive about what the next day brings. I learn to look forward to those small steps that take me higher. (more…)

Healthy Pets Make Happier People

July 5, 2013

The health of your dog, cat or other domestic pet probably plays a key role in your daily life. The attention you pay to your devoted companion tells a lot about yourself. Indeed, some of us spend more time on our pets than we do for our own needs! Don’t know how many times I’ve thought how my beagle, Yogi, eats better than I do.

Yogi eats well

Yogi eats well

The doggies and kitties aren’t complaining about their special treatment, but make sure you give attention to your health as well. In most cases, people who keep their pets in shape also lead a healthy lifestyle. We care about the friends we depend on and the creatures around us. Some animals aren’t so fortunate. It can get downright sad and depressing reading or hearing about an abandoned or mistreated animal.

It’s easy to take care of the problem yourself if a pet in need happens to be in your neighborhood. We sometimes realize, however, how many other dogs, cats and furry friends are in trouble in areas everywhere. We wish we could instantly help, but it’s just not possible. That’s when outstanding animal charities come to the rescue. These charities are run by people who love animals and do everything possible to save and bring them back to health.

You probably know about some of these great people in your community through your local veterinarians or pet-friendly groups. There are also animal charities that provide life-saving services for pets throughout the country and all over the world. Local organizations can steer you toward the most reputable charities. You can also read about some of the most respected animal charities. Or join in making your own recommendations and suggestions here.

Bring Joy Back Into Your Life

July 3, 2013

Life should always be a celebration, especially when you look and feel good. Unsightly and undeserved marks or spots on your skin hinder those wonderful feelings you should be experiencing. No matter what age you are, blemishes or sudden breakouts can really ruin a day. Super charge your self-confidence by not only eating fresh, whole foods, but also by treating your skin to gifts from Mother Nature.

eminence scar creamThe products you put on your face and body are no different than the substances you eat. You wouldn’t enjoy munching on hazardous chemicals, so why soak your skin with synthetic ingredients that trigger those breakouts! Promises of clear skin from medication formulas or skin care preparations aren’t fulfilled when those commercial brands contain harmful additives, preservatives and fragrances. Yes, even many acne medications include chemicals that only temporarily relieve your skin problems. They dry your skin tissue excessively, so your skin cells can’t regenerate properly or naturally. Hence, the unexpected blemishes pop up.

Healthy, organic food goes hand in hand with genuine organic skin care. Enhance your appearance naturally, boost your self-confidence and celebrate the day . . . Read more

Easy Exercises When You’re Stressed Out

July 1, 2013

Stress and anxiety often create tension, which can tense the muscles throughout your body. This compounds the irritability you already have and results in physical symptoms or ailments. The vicious cycle may cause ongoing anxiety. Some people suffer from anxiety disorders, mental health issues that exaggerate or emphasize everyday stress.

A certain amount of stress and anxiety can’t be avoided. Sometimes it helps you to overcome daily obstacles. However, when your anxiety starts to feel overwhelming, simple exercises can help relieve stress and return normal functioning. Just a few minutes a day with these exercises helps prevent the stress and anxiety that affect your daily activities. Set aside time for deep breathing, visualization or progressive muscle relaxation. I wrote about these and other easy exercises for Livestrong . . . read more.

Quench Your Thirst with Fruit

June 19, 2013

Many types of fruit contain more than 80 to 90 percent water. If you can’t find water, you can always depend on a piece of fruit – apples, peaches, plums, strawberries, blueberries and mouth-watering watermelon – for your body’s water needs. You benefit from all those fruity vitamins, too.
You might choose to exercise during the hot days of summer. Keeping bottled water on hand helps, but also take along some fruit if you can. It will take care of your appetite as well.
Water remains the best choice for hydration, especially when you exercise. Fruit comes in a close second and provides your body with plenty of hydration. Keep fruit slices available in your refrigerator or fresh fruit in a bowl on the counter…Read More

Enjoy the Sun Without Worry This Summer

May 24, 2013

Now’s the time to start thinking about protecting your skin from sun exposure. The harmful rays of the sun not only increase the risk of skin cancer, but can also cause premature aging of the skin, such as lines, wrinkles and age spots. Organic skin care products contain anti-inflammatory and healing properties to penetrate deeply into your skin and shield the skin tissues from damage. The natural fruit extracts, herbs, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in organic skin care work naturally with your skin to prevent everyday problems, such as redness or blemishes, while you remain protected from the hazards of sun exposure. Best of all, these products are easy to apply . . . Read more

No Pain, Plenty of Gain – Even if You Hate to Exercise

May 17, 2013

If you want to stay in shape, but don’t like exercising, you could be too hard on yourself. Exercising is easy! All you have to do is include the type of physical activity you enjoy in your daily lifestyle. Walking, bike riding and doing yard work or housework bring you excellent cardiovascular results.
Don’t worry about working out for 30 to 60 minutes a day. When you feel like it, do some exercising for 10 minutes here and there throughout the day. You’ll find yourself becoming more energetic and eager to do more of the kinds of exercise you love. Read more . . .