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3 Natural Remedies for a Beautiful All-Natural Look

3 Natural Remedies for a Beautiful All-Natural Look

Every woman wants to look her best, at all times. For this reason, they go under detailed pampering which helps them keep enviable looks. They take care of their skin, hair, teeth, and every other part of their body. It might be time consuming, but the results end up being flawless. Ultimately, it all pays off.

However, what some women do not realize is that their lifestyle affects their looks in a big way. So, no matter how many creams you use, or how much water you drink, if you tend to drink alcohol, smoke, have irregular sleeping schedule, you will just go backwards. Therefore, think about changing this and improving your natural look.

Also, if you do not like spending a lot of money on products, but prefer something more natural and that could be incorporated in your every day life, consider using natural remedies. These could include various foods, herbs, and even exercise. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions you could try out.

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Superfoods

Superfoods are a big bunch of vegetables and fruits, rich in vitamins, proteins and many other components. They are good for your body and mind, in and out. You cannot make a mistake with them. And luckily for you, if you are a picky eater, you can choose form a vast variety. For instance, salmon is a great choice for a glowing, soft skin. You can eat it in salad, fry or cook it. It is light food that tastes delicious. Also, it protects you from the damage of sun rays. Another reason why salmon is good for you, is its effect on teeth and gums. It makes them stronger and healthier.

Almonds, another superfood, could be used for treating your skin and hair, too. Not only are they nutritious, but they could help your body against inflammations. Also, if you consume them regularly, in moderation, almonds could help your hair grow and shine. You could consume them raw, which is the best choice, or put them in meals and salads. They add an amazing flavor to them.

Other superfoods you could try: seeds, berries, grapes, tomatoes, Greek yogurt, etc.

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Herbs

So herbs are not strictly used for eating or making tea. You could use them with the intention of making yourself look naturally stunning. Without the use of any chemicals, you could make face and body feel amazing, and glow with beauty. For example, take ginseng. This special herb is very valuable and has great benefits for your health, like lowering blood pressure, boosting your memory or anti-inflammatory properties. However, it is also good for anti-aging, as it is rich in antioxidants. You would have less wrinkles and smoother skin, if you have ginseng tea on a regular basis, making it perfect for showcasing a natural look.

Another well known herb, that is of great help when it comes to beauty, is green tea. This miracle herb is amazing for so many reasons such as weight loss and sun protection. Additionally, it is great for the state of your teeth as the catechins found in green tea help fight mouth infections, which reduces bad breath, and it overall keeps your teeth strong.

Some other suggestions, when it comes to herbs, include chamomile, which has soothing effects and is good for fighting stress, too. Then, you could try witch hazel which could be used for healing wounds, sunburns and cleaning pores, among other uses.

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Exercise

Lastly, though it might seem odd, but exercise truly is a natural remedy. You do not use any chemicals to aid you with exercises, therefore, it is fully organic. No matter where you are, or how tired or how crammed your schedule is, you could always find time for working out. If you are on a lunch break, you could do it. Maybe even while working in the office, you could do squats, abs exercise, even run on a treadmill desk – if you are feeling a little adventurous.

Whatever your choice of workout, bare in mind that it doesn’t have to last for a long period of time. For instance, you could do a 5-minute ab workout, which can easily be done before going to work. Or you could opt for a daily 30-minute session, and on weekends you could go wild and exercise for how long you can. The point is, there should be no excuse for you not to do it.

Being physically active is good for you, for so many reasons. First of all, it is a great weapon against stress. Then, it could shape your body into a form that everyone would want to have. And lastly, by being active you are keeping your whole body healthy. Both your body and mind would get an upgrade. Your memory would be boosted, your skin would look spotless, and you will be able to rock a natural look with very little makeup.

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When it comes to choosing the right exercise for you, think about what best suits you. For example, you could go running. Just put on a comfortable running shoes and the road is yours. If that is not your preference, you could sign up for a gym membership. There you would have all kinds of machines, maybe a personal trainer to help you out, or even work out buddies. Finally, you could go for something more relaxing like yoga.

Obviously, there are numerous options offered to you, when it comes to picking a natural remedy. Whatever your choice, all that matters is the natural aspect of it, and the effect it would have on your looks. Your body and mind would be forever thankful for going down this path.

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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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