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CALM YOUR NERVES BY BREATHING

Breathing is by far the most effective way to reduce anxiety and relax your self. When we become anxious or nervous or entirely too stressed out (all the time right?) we naturally begin a domino effect in our systems; our throats close, pinching off our airways and we breath in tiny, shallow, ineffective breathes. This altered type of breathing contributes to a higher heart rate and high blood pressure. Not having enough oxygen to your tissues can increase the amount of work your organs do. Your organs then release toxins into your system from working so hard. These toxins can, in turn, increase the level of anxiety you're already having AND can age you prematurely over time. See the vicious cycle here? By increasing how deep and...

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BEAUTY QUEEN SECRETS: MISS BLACK NEW YORK TAKES CARE OF HERSELF WHILE ON THE GO

Cassandre Brissot: I'm a flight attendant and as glamorous as that may sound it’s increasing difficult to take care of yourself as well as you would if you were home. For example, eating has become a daunting task especially if you want to be nutritionally conscious; FORGET ABOUT EATING 3 MEALS A DAY! Nutri-grain bars and peanuts have become my best friends in life. Also the air in the aircraft is very drying. not only to your skin, but your lungs as well. We are cautioned to drink at least a liter of water a day, however I aim for 2. I used to be a beast in the gym, but with early show times and late releases, I'm always too tired to work out. Thank...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: CIRCULAR LUNGES W/ SKATER JUMPS

For the past few weeks we have been going over your own body weight moves, along with plyometric moves to strengthen, and tone the entire body. This week and the next few weeks to follow, we will be combining these moves to improve your agility, strength and fitness. In this weeks exercise we start with circular lunges for four rounds (around the clock 4 times). Instead of resting you will go right into your skater jumps for 20 repetitions (rest 30 seconds in between these two back to back exercises). If you wish to finish strong add inch worms to this circuit (inch worm’s was last week’s exercise video). Remember that exercise is important, but nutrition is everything. Have an amazing workout! As always if you...

HOW EVA LONGORIA KEEPS FLAWLESS SKIN

Desperate Housewives Star, Eva Longoria finds a way to keep her skin flawless and healthy. According to newyorkdailynews.com she uses nightly moisturizers containing Vitamin C and other beauty balms. Her treatments help her age gracefully by avoiding the lines and wrinkles. To learn more on how Eva maintains her clear and glowing appearance, click the link below! http://m.nydailynews.com/life-style/beauty-craves-skin-eva-longoria-article-1.1796941#bmb=1 #Womancrushwednesdays  ...

RELIEVE STRESS BY CONNECTING WITH NATURE

Have you ever heard of Earthing? I promise after reading this, you'll be making it your new past time for reviving your mood. Earthing, is a practice that has been going on for eternities, and is now becoming more and more popular. The practice involves being outside and releasing your negative energy by connecting with Mother Nature and the earth. It is said that nature, grass, dirt, leaves, and trees possess a charge similar to what some call "static electricity" or "static charge". This charge can neutralize the negative charge that hangs around you when you are burdened with stress and sadness, in state of depression, or at a crossroads in life. Check out this article on The Mind Unleashed for more info and creative Methods of...

BEAUTY QUEEN SECRETS: MISS BLACK NEW YORK OPENS UP ABOUT HER INSECURTIES

Back when I was 19, I was a contestant in the Miss USA system; I didn’t realize it then, but now I can say that I was dealing with my own insecurities. I wanted validation. Cassandre Brissot: The insecurities I dealt with were no different than what most young women deal with like “ Am I pretty enough? I wish this was smaller and this was bigger, Who am I? I think we all have some insecurities but I’m happy to say I’m past that in my life. I've changed so much in 6 years. I know who I am striving to be, and I like myself. You’d be surprise ‘what liking who you are’ will do to your self esteem. This woman I am today is...

THE REASON BEHIND HAIR SHEDDING

It seems as soon as we may see some hair on the pillow, in the sink, or in a brush we automatically think that we are going bald. But shedding is actually a normal and healthy process for your hair. On average we lose about 100 hairs a day. However, an easy way to tell the difference between broken hair and hair that’s shedding is simple. If there is a tiny white bulb at the end of your strands, that hair has shed. The bulb shows that your hair has gone through a complete cycle of growth and as a result has fallen out. If you are going through a shedding spell, here could be 3 contributing factors. Stress and Anxiety: Both can play a major...

Exercise of the Week: Inch Worms

This exercise is one of the best exercises for your core. Not only are you targeting chest, shoulders, and arms, but you are engaging your abdominal muscles the entire time. Perform as many rounds as you are able. Do these exercises in between your jump squats for an amazing cardiovascular workout. Let's get healthy! If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact me by email at aveigle@hotmail.com Esté ejercicio es uno de los mejores ejercicios para los músculos abdominales. No sólo estas trabajando con tu propio peso pero también estas usando tu pecho, hombros, brazos y a la misma vez integrando sus abdominales. Haga cuantos conjuntos usted pueda hacer. Podrá añadir este ejercicio entre los saltos de sentadillas que aprendieron la semana pasada....

8 Foods That can Lower Thyroid Function

Since thyroid hormones regulate metabolism in every cell of the body, a deficiency of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can cause a wide variety of symptoms such as: Depression Difficulty losing weight Dry skin Headaches Fatigue or low energy Menstrual problems Recurrent infections Sensitivity to cold High cholesterol levels A common cause of hypothyroidism across the world is iodine deficiency. The thyroid gland adds iodine to the amino acid tyrosine to create thyroid hormones. Low iodine intake leads to hypothyroidism and/or the development of an enlarged thyroid gland (called a goiter). Few people in the US are now considered iodine-deficient due to the addition of iodine to table salt in the twentieth century, yet some still develop goiters. These goiters are probably a result of the excessive ingestion of goitrogens – foods which block iodine utilization. These include...

SCANDAL STAR KERRY WASHINGTON BREAST FEEDS TO SHED BABY FAT

Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia Pope on the hit T.V. show “ Scandal”  came upon an awesome way to loose weight without stressing over her baby weight. During an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park, Washington said instead of starving herself from different diets, and doing extreme workouts, she breastfeeds her new born. According to Eonline, she has always been the kind of woman to understand the importance of exercising, but has never been the type to take it to the extreme. Washington is not worried about ever being perfect, although she focuses more on being the best she can be. Breastfeeding is another way to loose weight, rather than going crazy about it post pregnancy. Read more about Kerry Washington shedding the baby fat, by clicking...