Top 5 Benefits of Yoga

In pursuit of living a healthy lifestyle, there more to it than just food. With the international yoga day just around the corner, let’s talk about the contributions of yoga to your healthy well-being. Mine too.

The main aim of the international yoga day is to create or raise awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga is said to unify the body and the soul.
1. Builds Strength
Yoga involves you being a still posture for a certain period of time. Over time, it helps the body build strength on certain muscles.
2. Reduce stress levels
The breathing techniques involved in yoga, help in releasing body stress and tension in the body.
3. Improve flexibility
In addition to building muscle strength, yoga also helps with body flexibility. as the body changes into various position, the joints become more flexibility with no pressures applied.
4. Keeps your weight in check
This is dependent on the type and intensity level of level. The higher the intensity level, the higher your heartbeat and more calories you burn.
5. Mental wellness
Regular yoga enables you to be calmer, have a clear mind. It also relaxes the mind and improves your concentration span.

Caution
If you are pregnant or have any complications such as heart issues or diabetes, consult with your health physician and your instructor as well. This way you avoid extra damage to your vital body organs.

 

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Top 8 Benefits of Walking For Older People

As we get older, we become more prone to chronic illness such as heart diseases. Doctors recommend physical activities to older adults to ensure that they reduce heart disease symptoms. They also further explain that regular physical activity is medicine to older adults with heart diseases symptoms.

Physical exercise such as walking improves the quality of life for older adults especially those that have undergone cardiac events such as heart attack or stroke. Walking is a beneficial form of exercise for older people. Here are the various ways in which walking can help.

  • With a walking partner, walking improves social life as they have
  • Strengthen your muscles through improving balance and joint flexibility
  • Help keep your weight steady
  • Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and diabetes
  • With flexible joint, it reduces the risk of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • Reduces the likelihood of falls.
  • It helps boost confidence and energy levels
  • Help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension

Encourage grandma or and grandpa on a short walk and socialize.

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A Dose of Goodness

Anything that anyone can do, I can do it too.

Nothing in this world is impossible. You are beyond the impossible. What has been done earlier, can be done better. There is always room for improvement. Look at the evolution of the electric bulb and other innovations done in the 19th century and even the 18th century. People have improved on them and change the world. That which has not been done is waiting to be done or discover by someone else. Why not do it yourself? Take the leap of faith and do it.
What is hindering you from your success is you. Every is an opportunity but what makes the difference is what you get or make of it.

Reach out and Grasp the opportunity.

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Your Healthy Hair in the Kitchen

Once in a while, we encounter hair loss which can be frustrating. Hair loss can be attributed to the lack of vitamins or physical stress on the hair. It may also result from damage that can be caused by heat, sun, cold or overload of chemicals.

You love avocado on your spreads, salads and generally food. This fruit is high in vitamins B and E. These vitamins are good for your hair. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth because it stimulates the hair follicles; while Vitamin E is essential for scalp repair and rejuvenation.  The fruit also has a natural oil that will ensure that your hair is less dry.

With these benefits, here are 2 homemade remedies that you can use to prevent hair loss and promote healthy hair.

Avocado Conditioner

Ingredients

  • 1 chopped avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  1. Using a spoon or fork, mash the avocado.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of water and mix well till you get a paste-like solution
  3. Apply the mixture on already shampooed hair.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap on a plastic bag for 10-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse our hair with warm water and style as desired.

Avocado Hair mask

Ingredients

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 chopped avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Mixing bowl
  1. In the mixing bowl, combine the chopped avocado and egg yolk.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of water and mix well till you get a paste-like solution
  3. Apply the mixture on dry damaged hair and massage into the scalp.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap on a plastic bag for 10-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse our hair with warm water and style as desired.

Improve your hair today from your kitchen (tags; healthy, hair, beauty, freshly pressed, home remedy, tips).

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6 Reasons to Love Yourself

Loving yourself is the greatest gift that you can give yourself. I know at times it might be hard especially when you are facing challenges and nothing seems to go right. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

Here are top six reasons to love yourself:

  1. You are 300% unique. I know I went overboard but you are unique. There is no else who has your smile or your laugh.
  2. Accepting yourself in your impact skin feels great. Self-love enables you to get a feeling of contentment and boost self-acceptance.
  3. You have been blessed with your skin, so wear it comfortably.
  4. Law of attraction is real. If you love yourself, you also attract people who love you as well.
  5. “Hate is too great of a burden to bear,” Martin Luther King, Jr. said. Lighten up and love you all the way.
  6. People come in and out of your life, and what are you left with? YOU. Coping alone is best with self –love.

It’s not a requirement that people love you but it is a blessing if they do. Everything springs from self-love.

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Through the Cracks

I don’t write poems, neither have I done any. I was looking back at how my week has beenand this came up in my mind.

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She opens her eyes,
All she saw was the  screaming dark black
She gusped for air, the cold air
Panick mode was on,
Her heartbeat ran away from the darkness,
It was over,  no where to go or hide.
then,
Little cracks and  the light comes in,
Dawn has come.

I would like to end the post with a quote:

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried. but actually you been planted. by Christine Caine

I hope you enjoyed the poem.

Image credits: Conciliar Post

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2016 Elections; The Aftermath

The elections are over, the president is known. Now what’s next; is the question.

Many are worried about what tomorrow holds with the new regime and the results that are yet to come. One thing that is clear is that things don’t always have to turnout the way we want or expect them to.
Here are some things to take home;

  • The anxiety will pass
  • There is always something good in the oven.
  • And lastly, life is too short to be worried of things you have no control over.
  • Instead of worrying; spend some time in making some adjustments and be happy.

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