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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Home Remedy for Dry Hands: Honey

Having dry hands is normal especially for those that use their arms for hard labor but it might be disturbing to some people. Other than using hand gloves, there are natural ways or remedies for dry and rough hands.

Here is a remedy that will kiss goodbye to dry and rough hands.

Ingredients

  • Honey
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Warm water

Steps

  1. Pour a table-spoon of honey into a clean mixing cup
  2. Add a table-spoon of olive oil or coconut into the honey, stir till you get a consistent mixture.
  3. With already clean hands, apply the mixture on your hands.
  4. Leave for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Rinse with warm water and pat dry your hands.
  6. Then apply your favorite moisturizing cream

Repeat this procedure a few times a week to maintaining the hydrated, young, smooth and free of dryness.

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Focus on Your Health

This is the first blog post this month, so happy New Year everyone

It is a new year and I bet most people have resolutions to live up to this year. One of the most common New Year’s resolution is to keep fit or lose weight. Gyms and recreation centers have many subscriptions this month, which is definitely good for both the subscribers and trainers.

Here is a guide to get you started.

1.)Start now

Do not wait for Monday or the weekend or for something to happen. Start now.

2.)Have a plan

Bring your plan with you. What are you doing at what time?

3.)Write your plan down

Make sure you have your focus right by putting your plan on most of your visible points. For example; your phone, fridge

4.)Take baby steps

Start slow and as you proceed put in more effort day after day. You do not expect to lose over 20 kilos in a day. Keep the ball rolling and do not give up.

5.)Consistency

Once you start, you have some withdrawal symptoms from the healthy foods and exercise. Keep moving forward and don’t give up.

6.)Fuel up

On eating foods, does eating less really make your stomach shrink?

Yes, your stomach can shrink. The stomach muscular is rubber-like and is able to stretch as Dr. Nitin Kumar.

However, this does not mean that you should skip meals but eat the right portions. Skipping meals will lead to weight gain rather than weight loss.

I wish you well.

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A Dose of Goodness

In many occasions, things happen against what we expected. Our attitude towards these situation may vary.
Research shows that majority of humans view the negative perspective. this perspective blocks the possibility of us seeing the positive side of the situation. And that is where the problems begin.
Turning the perspective all around is not the easiest. But with patience and focus on the positive perspective, it is possible.
The positive thought will change your perspective of life.

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Live Your Dream

Follow your passion. The sky is the limit. The only limitation you have to your dreams is yourself.

There is nothing wrong with following one’s passion. Everyone needs a passion.  But we live in a world constantly in flux with circumstances we often cannot control.  It is when people conflate passion with purpose that they end up in a situation like my friend. We should live each day with a purpose – doing the best job possible within our human power.  A person who lives with a purpose does not live in a fantasy world.  They have aspirations, but they take concrete steps each day to realose tehir pasion.That is really living a life with a purpose. i would like to sign off with aquote;

“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” Lupita Nyong’o

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Hello December

December is here and I take this opportunity to wish you all Happy New month and Festive season. I know this month is abit hectice for most people. We all want to end the end in style. On this note, we also need to be reflective.

What did you accomplish?

What do you still need to accomplish?

If your answers are Yes. Congratulations to you.

If your answers are No. My friend its never to late. Get up and make a step to achieve your set goals for the year. There is always room for improvement and You have about 30 days to do it.

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Hope the month goes well for you guys.
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Thanksgiving 2016

It is that time of the year again. I have already begun this season of thanksgiving on a different note. Though I don’t live in the US, my family and I still celebrate it.

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Yesterday my work day was outdoors. It was chilly and a bit of rain now and then. That is custom weather around November and December in Nairobi, Kenya. While at work, I reflect on the Thanksgiving and took note of this beautiful flower. Springing out of the bud to the beautiful flawless petals. It must be happy. Enjoying the beautiful sunshine. Like the flower, I am grateful to God, my family, friends and to all that I have met on the ‘blogsphere’.

I pray for peace and good health for all of you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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