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Avocado mask?

I think so!

I have never experienced a facial mask before and thought it time to give it a try. I dont really have any probably with my skin, but regardless my face felt amazing after using this product. On top of that, it smells amazing.

It was really cheap too, you can pick this bottle up at Walmart. Also, its easy to use. It goes on like a lotion and you let it dry for a couple of min. I let my stand for a very long time. like ten min, but you only need to do it for about 2 to 3 mins. After it dries you can wash it off with warm water. It comes off super easy, like face soup would.

If anyone has better suggestions or more suggestions please let me know! also, I am going to be looking into homemade recipes for these kinds of masks. Look forward to that!

Perfect Skin!

What you can do to boost the look of your skin.

While skimming various health and wellness sites today I ran across this article and thought someone here might enjoy reading it too. Below is 10 ways to improve the look for your skin. ENJOY! :3

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/wellbeing/features/skin-glow/1/

Food Log: April 17th, 2011

CONSUME!!!!

SO

I thought what might help me eat better is if I start a log of the foods and drinks that I consume. But then I thought of an idea that was even more exciting. I thought, “well hell! Why not just put it online for people to see too”. I might as well log my food and have people be a witness to my eating habits at the same time. I’ll post these right after I have my first meal and update through out the day as I consume the foods and drinks.

so!

BREAKFAST:

One Banana

One Apple

One Egg.

LUNCH:

Sandwich: One slice of HamRaw onion,Two slices of Tomato, Mustard, Red Pepper, Romain Lettuce.

Side: Ten tortila Chips, with home made salsa, 5 Raw Brocoli.

Vitamins: D, C, Vitamins for Hair, Skin, Nails. Women’s Once a day, Fish oil and Super B.

DINNER:

Turkey

Corn

Mash Potatoes

DRINKS:

60 oz of water.

16 oz of green tea, spoon full of honey.

Improving your sleep!

The complete version.

The Importance of Sleep, revisited.

We all have at least some nights (if not every single night) were we just cant seem to get to sleep. There are a million different topics racing through our mind and we can’t seem to relax or even feel tired! I know for me, more often then not, I get home and have to go right to bed and bed time for me is the only time of the day were I am not moving around. But even with my busy life and schedule, I still lay in bed with my eyes wide open. Im thinking about tomorrow and today. Replying conversations and interactions in my mind, trying to analyze them.

Sleep is really important aspect of our lives. Sleep deprivation cost people significant work productivity. Along with not being about to focus or stay awake during the day, sleep deprivation also lowers your immunity, and decreases your health. Here are some ways to help you fall alseep or sleep better.

1. Screen time!

      Don’t use your computer or any other similar device before you go to bed. Save checking your email in the morning or checking your online news media.  Using a light-emitting device before bed like a flickering TV or computer monitor stimulates the brain in a different way than the way the body was intended to move towards sleep (gradually as the sun set) That’s why it is so easy to waste sleepless hours flipping from channel to channel (or reading Lifehacker or Digg). The exposure to light stimulates the brain and creates a false alertness and stimulation.

2. Work out!

      We all know that working out is necisary for a healthy life in many ways, but alot of people don’t know that its actually very good for enhancing and maintaining a good sleeping pattern. The National Sleep Foundation reports that exercise in the afternoon can help deepen shut-eye and cut the time it takes for you to fall into dreamland. But, they caution, vigorous exercise leading up to bedtime can actually have the reverse effects. A 2003 study found that a morning fitness regime was key to a better snooze.

3.  Note pad.

      One of the major reason I personally have trouble sleeping is because my mind is still going over my day. I have alot to remember and alot to remind myself. I generally try to put my reminders into my phone so that I dont have to worry about it, but what happens if I am laying in bed and remembered I didnt put in my phone’s calendar that I have a meeting tomorrow? It not good to look at the screen of my phone, remember I am trying to avoid that before bed. Well, basic old fashioned paper notepad is right next to my bed for such casing. Now, when I think of the perfect gift for that bday party next week, i can write it down and let it out of my mind.

4. Foods!

      warm milk, chamomile tea and turkey, bananas, potatoes, oatmeal and whole-wheat bread are all foods or drinks that seem to help you sleep and become sleepy. Please note that if you are also trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy diet its not advised to eat a meal right before you sleep. Its recommended to eat at the latest 3 hours before you sleep.

here are some more basic ones:

1. Go to bed and get up everyday at the sametime.

2. Avoid nicotine, caffeine and alcohol in the evening.

3. Start a relaxing bedtime routine. Do the same things each night to tell your body it’s time to wind down.

4. Don’t eat or drink large amounts before bedtime.

5. Make your bedroom cool, dark, quiet and comfortable.

The Importance of Sleep.

Currently after 1 am here and I have to be up in less than 6 hours.

I suggest more sleep then that.* yawn*

A lot more…

Improving your Immunity.

Improving your Immunity.

HOW TO!

we all get sick. Some, more then others. I for one get sick all the time. I have a super busy and crazy stressed life and find that that, mixed with working with kids makes for a dangerous combo.

I’ve tried to find ways to improve my immune system to avoid getting sick every 3 weeks and as I stand Ive boiled it down to a healthy life style. This includes the following:

  • Don’t smoke.
  • Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Control your blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
  • Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.

Although there are alot of products that say they can boost your improve your immunity but that might not an accurate statement. one expert says “Many products on store shelves claim to boost or support immunity. But the concept of boosting immunity actually makes little sense scientifically. In fact, boosting the number of cells in your body — immune cells or others — is not necessarily a good thing. For example, athletes who engage in “blood doping” — pumping blood into their systems to boost their number of blood cells and enhance their performance — run the risk of strokes.”

Anyone have their own idea.

Stretching

 

Long Computer work days.

 

Sometimes its really hard to deal with starring at a computer all day long as you work on projects. Ive found that a great way for me to keep focused and loose is to do my morning workout like normal but then, instead of showering and getting to work I stay in my workout clothes and get to work. Why am I doing this?

Well, because after an hour of work im going to get up and do 15 minutes of stretches on my yoga mat behind my desk chair. Then, i’ll go back to work for an hour, then again do a 15 minute exercise, maybe this time push ups or crunches or maybe I’ll do yoga.

I’ll continue this pattern until im done working. I’ve found that I actually stay focused more and become a lot more productive with this method.

Keeping your body loose is the most important, stretching out your body should be done through out the day no matter what, but especially when you are sitting at a computer for most of the day.