Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Diets




How to Make Diets Work for You

Summer is here! But are you still stuck inside the house or beneath your thick clothes because of your figure? Well, it’s never too late to slim down. Aside from making you look more attractive, cutting down a few pounds from your body weight has its own perks that you yourself will enjoy. Your old favorite clothes will look gorgeous again on you; your sweetheart becomes sweeter than usual; and you don’t easily get tired performing your daily tasks. All these can be easily achieved when you watch what goes inside your math. This means sticking to a particular diet routine no matter what. All for results, all for that ideal body you want to achieve.
So, how do you start on your slimming diet program? Among the different types of diets available today, finding the right one for you is the first step that you need to complete. It’s good to keep in mind that your body is unique. What worked for your favorite Hollywood start may not work for you. With that being said, you should take note of the basic rules of weight loss. Calories come from the food and beverage that you consume. The amount of work that you do and the level of effort you exert then determine the how much calorie you lose. Basically, weight loss occurs when your calorie output is higher than your calorie input.
The abovementioned principle doesn’t mean, though, that you should no longer eat as often as needed. Your body needs food like a machine needs its fuel. As you control your food intake under a certain diet program, you also need to do more work to speed up your metabolism, use up stored calories and burn excess body fat. This is where a good diet program would come into play.
To achieve your desired weight loss goal, you need to be mindful of the calorie content of the food that you eat. As you consume less calories, you must start being more active by working out in the gym or at home. Your water intake is one of the things that should be maintained or increased. You lose water when you perspire during your workout routines or exercises. Keeping yourself hydrated is a good way to ensure that your metabolism is functioning properly, allowing your body to store the good stuff from your diet while letting the bad ones out.
Learning these basic fitness concepts is a good start on your way to slimming down with the aid of diet and exercise. There are so many kinds of diets around, all promising you one thing. Most of these are based on the same concept that you have just learned. The good news is you no longer have to purchase expensive DVD guides, workbooks and other learning material to go on a diet. Once you’ve mastered the art of eating responsibly and working out relentlessly, you can proudly say that you actually did it yourself.

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How To Be Beautiful





How to Be Beautiful

Beauty may apply to a lot of things, both abstract and concrete matter, but one thing is for sure. It is what people aspire to be. Even with material possessions, owners want things that are beautiful. They want to be surrounded with beautiful sceneries and beautiful works of art. But becoming beautiful as a person is a different process. Being beautiful is more often perceived as being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. However, it is also something that applies to a person’s character.

Beauty on the Outside

Physical Beauty may vary from one culture to another. But, there have been a lot of times where society gets to dictate what kind of appearance people should aspire to have. It also varies from person to person because people have different tastes.  There are those who are fond of smiling eyes and there are those who like them big and expressive. These days, becoming physically beautiful based on personal preference is much easier. With make-up and skin care regimens, one can easily enhance facial features. While this may be temporary, cosmetic surgery has made it possible for people to alter their physical appearance permanently. Aside from the face, it also targets the body for being beautiful on the outside applies to the whole appearance of the person.

Here’s a list of some methods to become physically beautiful:

Going to Salons – As they say, your hair is your crowning glory. It heavily affects your entire look because it complements your clothes.

Consulting with Dermatologists – Smooth and healthy-looking skin requires minimal make-up. Take note that there are people who prefer the natural look.

Shopping – Clothes make up a big part of your look. They also help create your image. It can be sweet, sexy, demure, or classy. Do not forget your accessories like jewellery and bag.

Cosmetic Surgery – There are many procedures to choose from. You can change the shape of your nose, structure of your cheekbones, and many more. You can also change your figure.

Beauty on the Inside

There are people who believe that society is harsh for pressuring people to enhance their looks to become beautiful. As they say, real beauty can be found inside. It is more than what is seen in a person. A beautiful person is someone who possesses positive traits and characteristics that can change and improve the lives of other people. It is about kindness, sincerity, and generosity. It can also be all the wonderful feelings that a person has such as compassion and love. Being beautiful on the inside is not easy. It requires you to genuinely care for other people other than yourself. It requires you to be happy for the success of others and to be dependable in times of need.

A person who is beautiful inside is someone who can make the world a happier place.

Generally, people want to be beautiful both inside and out. But nobody is perfect. Each person in this world has a flaw. Some people may accept it. Some may not. And since beauty refers to something that is pleasing, it means that it is also a perception. What is beautiful to someone may not be beautiful to others. A person uses his own perception of beauty as a guide in becoming beautiful. The praises and compliments that one gets serve as validation for the efforts made to achieve beauty.

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ADDICTION





Addiction

Addiction is used both in light and serious situations where an extreme use or liking for something is taking place. Words like “chocoholic” and “shopaholic” have been used in casual conversations to refer to someone’s extreme fondness for chocolates and shopping, respectively. But, does addiction really equate to an extreme fondness, liking, or attachment? These three things can be used in a positive light whereas the term “addiction,” when used in serious conversations, has a negative notion.

Defining Addiction

You may think it starts as a fondness, liking or attachment but addiction occurs when people no longer have control of what they are using or doing. When the use of a substance is already affecting the daily routine or mental processes of the person, it becomes an addiction. The more common situations where this takes place are drug and alcohol consumption. In this case, addiction is classified as substance dependence. And while the term chocoholic is indeed used in light conversations, addiction really does apply to anything that can be consumed by the body, including chocolates. Also, addiction can also refer to behaviour or activities such as gambling, in which case, it is classified as behavioural addiction.

When does it become an Addiction?

Sometimes, people have a hard time evaluating whether something is an addiction or not. There are times when it is just a habit or routine. It is important to know that addiction is different from habit. When something is done habitually, the person can choose to stop anytime because the actions are done by choice. A person who is addicted to something cannot stop because of dependence. In medicine, addiction can be determined by using the criteria set by the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization. A continually increasing drug or alcohol consumption over time as well as physical or emotional withdrawal during attempts to stop are signs of an addiction. Families and friends should also observe if the person involved now leads a different daily routine because of the substance. If work and relationships are starting to get affected, it is important that they keep an eye on the individual.

Dealing with Addiction

There are people who admit to being addicted to something and they start acting on their own. However, dealing with addiction is more challenging for those who deny being addicted to something. For cases like this, everything depends on the family and friends of the person involved. This is where an intervention takes place although it’s not always a successful method because it’s just one of the first steps in fighting addiction.

For substance addiction, rehabilitation facilities offer different kinds of programs depending on the needs of the person involved. There are also support groups where participants fight the same kind of addiction through sharing and activities.
All in all, addiction is a serious condition. The process of being addicted is shorter than the process of recovering from it. Being so, it is important to take action before it destroys a person’s life.

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