Your Ultimate Guide to Running

Running is one of the simplest exercises known to man. In comparison to non-runners, runners are more likely to extend their life expectancy. Whether you are a starter or a regular runner, you stand to reap from running benefits such as a healthier and longer life and clearing your mind. Running can also give you great results without having to subscribe to your local gym.

Being on the running track, you need to take caution at all times. Here are tips that

  • Walk before the run

Walking enables you to warm and get ready for the run. Walking lowers the risk of injuries as the body especially the joints are being prepared for an activity. Consistent walking and increase in speed

  • Book it

Just like any other activity, it is great to book your running time on your calendar. This helps you be more organized and block your calendar. Follow a training schedule and plan out your runs/jogs.

  • Days off

Your body needs a day or two to rest and re-energize. The ‘rest days’ enable you to recover from the cramps. On your rest days, you can be lightly active through walks or take a swim.

  • Gear up

The right gear ensures that your body assets are free from injuries. Get to a sports store and get yourself a proper pair of running shoes. You may seek advice from store personnel, however, be cautious as some of them may persuade you to purchase unfit running shoes. For ladies, a properly fitting sports bra is handing while running to keep the babies from bouncing and disrupting your running.

  • Take a breath of life

As you run, remember to always take a breath. Should you feel short of breath, slow down and a take breath. BUT do not abruptly stop, this will be like shutting down your body at once. Breath to relax and refill your energy box.

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Tips on How to Drink More Water

It is important for us to take in water, however, we forget to do so or just do not like doing it. Drink water regular may be boring especially since it is tasteless or just tiresome because of the numerous bathroom trips. Also, inadequate water intake is hazardous to our health since we get dehydrated which could result in headaches, confusion, and dizziness.  To avoid these symptoms and bad moments, here are top tips on how to drink water more regularly and not forgetting to do so.

Make it accessible.

The first rule of turning something into a habit – make it easy to do. In order to drink more water, have some. In this case, you may have your water in a bottle or a glass or a mason jar on your desk always at hand and you’ll drink more naturally.

Add flavor

The easiest way to get yourself to drink more water is to make it taste good. It especially helps if you are trying to transition from sweet soft drinks into drinking something that has no taste whatsoever making it all that harder to get used to. You can use any flavor you like, make cucumber or lemon water. Try as much as possible to keep away from any sweet additives.

Add a straw

Do not love milkshakes? I do. Other than the taste, I love milkshakes since the have straws which makes them easier to sip. I tried adding a straw to my water glass and I found that I sipped more water than before. You too, can it this technique and see the change. Be sure to share your different experience with others.

Techie Water

Tracking your water intake will help you be accountable for how much water you take and more that you need to take. This can be through daily or frequent reminders on your phone through alarms or computer reminders. You may also consider mobile based applications, I use the Water Drinking Reminder for the Android users and Daily Water Free for the IOS users.

Get your eight glasses of water and enjoy the benefits.

 

 

 

 

Natural Medicine

Have you considered the laughter and its benefits?
It has been said laughter is the best medicine. As years pass by the human being laughs less often. Research shows that kids laugh up to 500 times a day while an adult laughs 12-15 times a day. This is a wide margin, don’t you think?

 

As we grow older, we have so much to think about and be responsible such as bills, work, and many other stresses. These leads us to accumulate so much tension which could lead to depression.
Did you know that laughter can promote a healthy lifestyle? here are some of the benefits to take note of:

  • Improve sleep
  • Promote relaxation
  • Boost the immune system.
  • Protect your heart
  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce blood pressure

A dose of laughter a day could be prolonging your life.

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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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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.

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