Tag: Health

The Advantages Of… Sleeping Naked

If you happen to be searching for new nighties, leave it for the intimate evening to seduce your boyfriend. According to scientists, there are more advantages of sleeping naked!

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If you decide to sleep naked, the quality of your sleeping time will increase significantly. Well, thinking that you spend nearly all your life while wearing something, it becomes obvious why…

According to scientists, while sleeping naked our bodies are able to maintain the normal body temperature, therefore you will neigher feel too cold nor hot. In addition, sleeping naked increases skin elasticity. All this is due to the fact that bodies are able to maintains normal skin temperature.

Once you sleep naked, it is said that your skin will become a little more sensitive.

Besides, it is said that couples, sleeping naked, can enjoy a better sex since skin contact stimulates oxytocin secretion which consecquently lets you both enjoy better, more passionate sex.

And all in all, I bet the ones who have established the “no-clothing-blanket-rule” would probably agree with me that sleeping naked increases your self-confidence since you appreciate your as well as your partners body as you see it before going to sleep and when waking up. And what are your sleeping habits? 

Inexpensive Gifts For Your Girlfriends

Are you on a tight budget, yet you are invited to a friend’s birthday party? If you are, it could be a good idea to personalize your gift and make the gift yourself, or buy something nice. We’ve got you covered!

For lucie

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Handmade Jewelry

If your friend is a fashionista with her own style, you can buy some gems or beads and create a necklace or bracelet. They’re easy-to-make and unique.

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Bottle of Wine

Who doesn’t like wine? It’s a classic and very chic gift.  A bottle of wine usually doesn’t cost a lot, and if you’ve got a spare minute, you can also nicely decorate the bottle (get some inspiration here).

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A book

If your friend loves to read and get inspired, grab a book! Usually novels, stories and photo-albums are not very expensive. Yet before purchasing a book, you have to figure out what she likes.

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Candles

Candles, as well as candle holders, are probably one of the most romantic gifts. You can purchase a nice, long-lasting candle in such stores as H&M for around 50DKK! The ones from H&M not only create a romantic atmosphere, but also make your room smell really fresh.

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Framed photos and collages

If you have some nice pictures with your friend, it could be a good idea to print and frame it as a birthday present. You can also make a simple collage and use it as a main picture.  It’s a good idea if you’ve known her for a long time and share a lot of memories together.

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Cake or muffins

If you are on a budget and have a couple of eggs, some flour, butter and chocolate or fruit inside your fridge, be creative and bake her a birthday cake! It is relatively easy, and not such a time-consuming task.

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Bath products or cosmetics

Admit it, we all love nice-smelling bath goodies. For those on a low budget, you can find relatively cheap sets in  The Body Shop (50+75DKK) Another option is to buy some products online; for example: the Yves Rocher shop sells inexpensive, good quality products.

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It’s also a good idea to get her a birthday card (or make one yourself!), telling her that you appreciate her a lot, that she makes your life better/more interesting, and so forth.  Yet the one thing to remember is that it does not matter what you choose, as long as you do it with your heart! 

The Lemon Diet Of N.Campbell

Even though a British model Naomi Campbell keeps telling about the good genes, the result of her stunning body is a strict regime. The diet, that Naomi is so fond of in its core is just a rigid body cleansing. Women also sometimes call it “Master Cleanse Fast”.

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During the diet which lasts for 10 days (minimum) Naomi drinks a beverage prepared from the water, lemon, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Despite the lemonade, one can drink non-carbonated water and mint tea. And nothing more. Slightly drastic diet, yet if it helps…

A couple of Hollywood celebrities, such as Beyonce and Anne Hathaway have also tried the diet and have become fans of it. However, according to dietitian, the mentioned detox diet has got zero nutritional value and therefore is not healthy at all…

Yet when it comes to food, Naomi has got 3 rules:

- Eat 5 times a day with short pauses and consume small portions of food (obviously);

- Eat artichoke. It is known that Naomi eat a little artichoke when craving for sweets.

- Eat as less salt as possible, since one of the characteristics of salt is that it keeps the water in our bodies. Try using chilli and ginger instead.

Written using the resources of the dailymail.co.uk

10 Benefits Of Sport

The fact that sport can enrich your life and that it is good for your health is known by most of us. However, very often this knowledge is limited and that is the reason why we lack the motivation to exercise. So, what are the benefits of sport?

1. Longer Life

The opportunity to live longer and healthier increases 10 times. Research shows that the mortality of men who do not exercise regularly is two times larger.

2. Sense of Achievement

Doing sports helps to develop a sense of achievement, which leads to a positive self-image. Just imagine – after a long (and could be) unsuccessful day at work you run to the gym where you run a few kilometers, suddenly feel better and happier. I guarantee, the next day you’ll kick off feeling more confident and in turn, it’ll affect your work positively!

3. New Connections

Through sports you will meet people with similar interests and you are likely to gain many new friends. Yay!

4. Reduced Body Fat

Engaging in some kind of sports activity helps reduce body fat and controls your body weight. Dieting, on the other hand, usually ends in the loss of fluid and muscle mass. And unfortunately, most gain those hated kilograms back almost immediately when returning to typical eating habits. Conversely, if you engage in exercise that helps to decrease fat, but not muscle mass, the results are more stable.

5. Increased Confidence

Sports allows you to experience the highs and lows of both winning and losing. Also, exercising gives you greater confidence and self-awareness.

6. Better Immunity

Bye bye, illness! Jogging, running, swimming, and weightlifting have a positive effect on the immune system.

7. Better Sleep

Studies show that athletes fall asleep faster and their sleep is deeper. If you often wake up at night, sports can help to solve this problem.

8. Positivity & Better Mood

Exercising helps you to be in a better mood. It is not new information that after a regular workout people feel happier, forget their anxiety, depression, anger, and stress.

9. Energy

You will become stronger, your body will have a more durable design, and you’ll have more energy! Many of us are aware of the people who fail to achieve their goals, people who lack the energy for active life (and maybe you are one of them?). Even a little intense and regular sport will give you the strength needed to carry plenty of shopping bags or it will just make it easier to climb stairs. Also, it helps for concentration when studying.

10. Overall Body Strength

Thanks to physical activity, both bones and muscles become stronger. Weightlifting may not only stop bone loss, but it will also steer the process in the opposite direction (this is a great way to prevent osteoporosis). With aging, bones can become very weak and fragile and exercising is probably one of the best ways to maintain strong bones. Hiking, jogging, dancing and tennis are one of the best ways to keep your bones strong.

I’m off to the gym… How about you?

Top Beauty Foods

The elder generation has constantly reminded us that we have to treat our skin and face with more patience and care than anything else.  The calendars of fifties and sixties have been full of advice on how to improve the two with the help of natural products, that you can generally find in your fridge. 

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Beautiful skin

If you cared about the rule “one carrot a day”, the skin “doctor” would definitely need to stay away. Or, vice verca, would come closer to ask why does your skin look so good. Beta-carotene, which is responsible for the elasticity of the skin, will make your skin look resilient and young. You should also not forget to consume as much water as possible; since it simply is responsible for moisturizing your skin.

Good mood

Mackerel, brown rice and broccoli it is! Generally, broccoli is said to be the healthiest vegetable on Earth. It contains a number of B group vitamins, iron and folic acid. Due to the numerous amount of vitamins, usage of broccoli is said to give an energy boost.

Brown rice is rich in B3, which is said to be able to improve the mood, however, the result is a relatively short-term. And mackerel is rich of omega-3 fatty acid as well as vitamin D, which is definitely needed for people living in relatively grey and not sunny countries.

Improved digestion

It is said that one has got a better digestion with the consumption of bananas, pineapples and dairy products. Since dairy products are full of needed and beneficial bacteria’s, your metabolism will improve greatly. Bananas, which are generally thought to be the richest fruit, will guarantee bowel cleansing. And last, but not least, scientists have found that pineapple consists of 16 beneficial micro-elements,  which improves metabolism, contributes to slag removal and improves immunity system as well as mood. Happy healthy eating!

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Modern Solutions For Having Healthy Looking Skin

Did the harsh weather temper with your skin again? Do you have a hard time tempering with your skin ? Do you wish you would have some kind of extra help to maintain your skin clear, glowing and healthy looking? Then I promise reading this won’t be a waste of your time.

As we all women want to look beautiful at all time we should take into consideration that we live in the 21st century. Not saying that the old remedies don’t work, but they don’t work as  fast and efficient as a modern woman wants. Therefore I am going to be completely modernist and say: let me open the window to innovation and let you on some products that were tested and proven positive a numerous amount of times.

The first wonder product is Zineryt. It is a combination of two old and reliable remedies for acne, the antibiotic erythromycin and the nutrient zinc, in a convenient lotion form. It is not as fast acting as some other combination treatments for acne, but it’s inexpensive, has few side  effects, and usually gets rid of about 2/3 of blemishes in 3 months or less even if you don’t do anything else. But there are very simple things you can do to get rid of the other 1/3 of your acne blemishes with little effort and very little money while Zineryt is doing its work. Again it depends on the type of skin and how bad the condition you have is , in order to be estimated how it works.

The second wonder product is from Clinique’s Acne Solutions Clear Skin System. It is simple, scientific and efficient. It works in this way: Gentle exfoliation opens clogged pores and evicts acne-causing bacteria. Medicated ingredients rush in, to accelerate the treatment. Just cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize twice a day. This will make your skin clear and healthy looking or how they say you get your money back .

The 3rd and which in my opinion is the crown  jewel of acne treatments is presented by the French cosmetics firm  La Roche Posay which presents 2 fantastic products: Effaclar DUO Dual Action Acne Treatment and Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Daily use facial cleanser for oily skin.These 2 products work efficiently for cleansing, repairing and maintaining the skin healthy and beautiful. Although a bit pricy it is a good investment.

Effaclar Duo Patent is a combination of Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide [5.5%] that reduces acne and Micro-exfoliating LHA [0.4%] which exfoliates and evens the texture. As seen in the published clinical study of the June dermatology journal issue of Cutis.

It gives results in only 3 days. Dual action treatment reduces the number and severity of breakouts, improves pore size and provokes minimal irritation. Apply all over face one to three times daily depending on how severe the condition is.

Likewise Effaclar DUO has won the following Awards:

2012 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner: Acne Treatment

2012 All You Best Beauty Buys: Acne Treatment

2011 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner: Acne Treatment

2011 Real Beauty Gold Star Awards: Best Face Products