Saturday, March 31, 2012

Where's Your Cup?

Are you guys drinking your water? What? You're not? Go ahead, grab a cup & drink some water. You will feel better with less toxins! Do you want to eat less sugary snacks? Water can help you with your metabolism as well! Drink up :)

Drink water!

Beautiful Place...

Wouldn't this be a beautiful place to go canoing! :)

Moraine Lake

How to get to sleep easier...

Woman sleeping peacefully
Sleep Peacefully

-Check your mattress and pillows

An old mattress or flat pillows can leave you with aches and pains in the morning. You should feel better after you wake up, not worse. If your mattress is more than seven years old, or your pillows have lost their fluff, it's time to replace them. Also, spray lavender fragrance on your pillowcases and sheets to aid relaxation and rest.
-Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine

 It's obvious that you should avoid coffee and soda in the evening, but other caffeine-laden beverages and foods should also be avoided, such as chocolate, non-herbal tea and even some pain relievers. Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol can also cause you to sleep very lightly, robbing you of deep, restful sleep.

-Take a bath.

 Tip a little perfume or lavender oil, and some bubble bath into the warm, but not hot water, to relax yourself.

-Get rid of your TV

Watching TV keeps you stimulated. Your bedroom should be all about rest. Watch television in the living room hours before your bedtime, and then once in your room, listen to some soft music or meditate before going to sleep.

-Avoid heavy exercise right before bed

Your head will be swimming with energy after these and will not want to sleep.

-Turn down the heat

For optimal sleep, your body should be warm and cozy, while your head is slightly cooler. Therefore, you don't want the room temperature to be too warm. Turn down the heat and add another blanket to your bed if your body is too cold.

-Put a wet/damp cloth on your eyes

This will help your eyes to de-stress and gives relief.

Remember, sleep is needed to have a relaxed mind & body.

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Hated Push-up..

Push-ups are one of the best, if not the best workout you could get for your chest without a gym pass. It also tones abs, triceps, torso & shoulders. I know, you probably hated them as much as I did back in high school! I managed to get over that attitude & did them myself to see what i could get from them....I do about a hundred a day & I feel way more energy after the workout. The best part is they can be done anywhere! In your office, home, during tv commercials  Also, body weight exercise manages to burn fat & raise metabolism. No reason why push-ups shouldn't be added to your daily regime. If your still thinking, stop & do them! Results in about a week!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Breathe in...breathe out. No rushing now...just let it all out. Drink some water. Repeat. Release the stress of every day.

Peaceful Meditation


Going out for a's a few benefits, maybe it will motivate you:

1. Keeps my mood lifted
2. Clear mind
3. Metabolism & blood sugar stay regulated

There's more but im eager to start...put on those shoes & experience the benefits yourself!

Flaxseed Oil Benefits

I've been using flaxseed oil for about 3 weeks now. Here are some reasons you should too:

  1. Cancer prevention. Flaxseed oil pills contain ALA, which is the omega-3 fatty acid in flaxseed, and ALA has been shown in clinical studies to prevent tumor growth. Additionally, flaxseed oil pills contain lignan, which can block enzymes involved in the metabolism of hormones as well as impede the spreading and growth of cancer cells, particularly breast and prostate cancer.
  2. Cardiovascular health. Scientists claim that the omega-3s in flaxseed oil pills can help regulate the heartbeat. It also keeps arteries from hardening and prevents plaque buildup. The ingredients in flaxseed oil, such as ALA, lignans, and fiber, have also been proven to lower cholesterol levels, too.
  3. Weight & fat loss. The benefits of flaxseed oil pills when it comes to weight and fat loss are many. When consumed regularly, the ingredients in flaxseed pills regulate blood sugar and insulin, increase the intake of oxygen, and increases metabolism. This leads to stabilized energy and a decrease in the hunger for foods and sweets high in fats. Flaxseed oil pills also create a feeling of fullness after meals, which assists in portion control.
  4. Exercise recovery. Flaxseed oil pills will also aid in recovery and repair of the body after workouts, exercise, and sports, including related injuries. They reduce the recovery time needed for muscles and limit fatigue. Energy production and stamina are increased, and bruises, sprains, and pulled muscles heal faster than normal.
  5. Overall health. Flaxseed oil pills promote overall strength of the body. Calcium is absorbed more efficiently, fingernails and toenails are strengthened, color perception improves, general eyesight improves, and liver function is enhanced. Skin conditions such as psoriasis, dandruff, and eczema can be alleviated with flaxseed oil pills, as can rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. For some people, the nutrients in flaxseed oil can relieve asthma, too.

Benefits Of Water

Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water. Drinking coffee, tea or soft drinks dehydrate the body. Water is necessary for proper hydration.

Benefits of Hydration
  • Drinking water enhances fat loss
  • Combat ailments and sometimes when you are feeling tired, have headaches or backpain it is a symptom of not drinking enough water.
  • Radiant Skin – Drinking water hydrates your skin
  • Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Ease Joint Pain
  • Improve Bowl Movements
Water makes 75% of our body and 85% of our brain!
Drink Water