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Remember That Special Day By Gifting Photo Frames To Your Loved Ones

Remember That Special Day By Gifting Photo Frames To Your Loved Ones

A picture can tell a thousand words. Having it framed alongside others will tell a story.

Memories are so important for human beings. Wedding photo frames can be one of the best ways to convey your feelings to your loved ones. These days, moments are fleeting. A beautiful frame can help someone preserve a memory and keep it for a lifetime. Consider gifting frames to your friends or to your relatives during the wedding season.

You can also craft customized wedding photo frames to gift to your husband or your wife for your anniversary. These can be made from a variety of different materials, such as wood, plastic, or steel. Try mixing them up with different color combinations or even a floral motif.

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Photo frames vary endlessly, and frame type all depends on personal choice. There are many people who love to have single-image photo frames, though these days collage frames, where a number of pictures can be adjusted simultaneously, are very popular.

For wedding photo frames, collage frames may be more useful than the ordinary single-image frames, as they allow you to commemorate various moments throughout the day. However, there are plenty of beautiful versions of each type of frame available on the market today.

The different types of wedding photo frames:

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    If you want to retain the traditional décor of your home, wooden wedding photo frames are the best option.

    There are also designer photo frames which are perfect for wedding photos. However, be careful to ensure that the frame doesn’t overpower the image. It must be sleek and decorative to enhance the photo and the living space.

    Acrylic wedding photo frames come in different shapes and sizes. These frames are known for their durability, look, color, and ease to clean. They protect the photo from direct sunlight, which can cause the photo to fade. Modern designs can match the style of your furniture and the entire interior decoration. For a modern look in the home, an acrylic frame can be the best fit.

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    Shapes of wedding photo frames:

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      Usually, frames are available in square, rectangle, oval, and round shapes. However, most people prefer rectangle-shaped frames, as they give the best view of the image inside. These photo frames are easily available from local stores or from gift shops. If you are unsure about the size, it is always recommended to carry the picture with you on your shopping trip.

      If you are looking for a collage frame, you must consider the size of each image you want to display within your new frame. There are also lots of online stores that offer beautiful collections of wedding photo frames. Branded online stores also give huge discounts on these photo frames depending on the time of the year. These can be purchased according to customized options also. These frames are generally long-lasting in nature, and they can be carried from one place to another, installed on different walls, or simply be kept on the mantle or the kitchen counter tops. The right frame can enhance the design element of an entire room.

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      These days, there are also digital photo frames in which one can display photos. This is an easy option to circumvent any sizing issues you may have. They are also very easy to operate—just plug and play.

      Photo frames may be the answer if you’re having trouble picking out that perfect gift for your loved one. Preserving special memories in the lives those we love can speak volumes. Taking the time to pick out that perfect frame can be the difference when it comes to a winning gift.

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      Last Updated on May 22, 2019

      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

      There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

      One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

      In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

      Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

      1. Cat Camel Stretch

      Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

      Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

      Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

      Here’s a video to guide you through:

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      2. Go for a Walk or a Run

      This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

      Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

      The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

      Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

      Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

      3. Jumping Jacks

      Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

      Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

      4. Abductor Side Lifts

      Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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      Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

      5. Balancing Table Pose

      This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

      Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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        6. Leg Squats

        Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

        Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

        The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

        7. Push Ups

        You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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        An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

        Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

        This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

        8. Bicycle Crunches

        There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

        Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

        9. Lunges

        Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

        Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

        This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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        10. Bicep Curls

        You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

        Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

        Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

        Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

        Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

        These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

        You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

        Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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