Healthy Living Tips For Women of All Ages

 

It is hard to be a woman as you must think like a man, act like a lady, look like a young girl and work like a horse. It is as clear as day that woman is facing unfair treatment all over the world. Although according to the laws and policies of the world she has been given equal rights, unfortunately, there is a lack of pragmatic approach. Everywhere in the society women are not treated equally. Life of a woman is not a bed of roses as there is a number of responsibilities that she has to fulfill as a daughter, as a mother, as a sister, as a wife and as a working lady during her job. As a result of the hectic work and behaviour of the society, the health of a woman is badly affected. But besides this they focus on their health they are trying to do more and more work and while doing this effort they, unfortunately, ruin their health as they do not know the importance of the health.

Good health is a blessing and is the greatest wealth. Most of the people do not consider its importance and role only because they are ignorant. It is important to know what health is. Health is the functional efficiency of a living body or it is the general state of mind and body of a person in which he/she is free from illness, pain or injury. Every person wants to be successful in life but they forget that for success health is very crucial. And with a good health, we can enjoy our success more effectively. Most of the people become careless in order to gain some sort of financial benefits while playing with their health and when they get money, unfortunately, they have to spend that money to regain their health.

Feminists are more likely to highlight the health issues of women as it is not hidden that how women are being treated in the developing countries of the world. The world health organization which is known for the social determinant of health highlighted the women’s health issue. Women are facing different types of health problems which are causing diseases like depression, insomnia, and loss of appetite, breast cancer and much more. This fact points to the great need for taking the measurements for women’s health. For this reason, here we are going to present some of the health tips for women.
Exercise: women should do exercises at home to keep them fit and away from depression. Exercise should be according to their fitness goal and equipment available at home. For this purpose yoga, meditation and massage are best exercises. Exercise helps to prevent diseases, increase and improve stamina, control weight and strengthen the muscles. Exercise should be done regularly.
Food: Health requires healthy and nutritious food. Use a healthier balanced variety of food which is beneficial for health and nourishes the body. Have a diet which includes proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and water. Do not eat junk food too much. Include plants in your diet.
Lifestyle: Love yourself enough to live a healthier lifestyle. Set your lifestyle along with all the necessary ingredients which help you in healthy living. Your dressing should be according to weather. Footwear should be comfortable. Depression can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior and feelings so healthy lifestyle promotes the highest potential for well-being and to improve the depressed mood.

Rest: After doing a lot of work human body needs some rest. Rest plays very important role in human health. It is important for healthy brain and other body functions. Studies show that sleeping at night cause improving mental and physical ability. Sleep maintains the balance of hormones and also repairs heart and blood vessels.

I hope these healthy lifestyle tips for women will help you to live a simple but healthy life. If you want to share your experiences about women health with others then please do give us your feedback in the form of comments. Your tested tips will help other women to live healthy and tension free life.

Caffeine-free teas for morning energy

Caffeine-free teas can be as tasty and effective as coffee, honest, our writer Giulia Mele (an Italian caffeine addict) discovered after testing out the 10 best caffeine-free teas for morning energy

The scent of coffee is a delightful ritual of my mornings that cheers me up even in those wintery blue London days, and by the way it’s THE thing that can wake me up.  I’m Italian you see and I drink single espresso without sugar, bring a mocha wherever I go, and I have never considered the idea of living without caffeine. What a test this was!

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Why caffeine free?

  • Caffeine-free and herbal teas keep you hydrated, which helps your body and mind function on a higher level, boosting your performance and concentration at work

 

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  • Decaffeinated tea allows to reduce some of the potential problems associated with caffeine, especially risks of cardiovascular disease, like stroke
  • Both decaffeinated and regular teas are rich in natural phytonutrients called flavonoids, powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits
  • Consumption of this tea results in good digestion, keeping your stomach healthy and giving you softer skin
  • Tea and especially coffee contain high levels of caffeine that can contribute to some negative effects such as insomnia.
  • Modulating coffee intake helps minimise symptoms of having had too much such as jitters, irregular heartbeat, anxiety and adrenal fatigue
  • Herbal teas can be found in so many variations and flavors and most of them contain traces of nutrients that support overall health.

 

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So it happened, I had two tough weeks, crossing my fingers every morning and wondering if the tea of the day would work, and I had lots of fun tasting such a huge variety to find the ones I loved.

At the end of the two weeks I made it, sans caffeine. Here they are the 10 best caffeine-free teas for morning energy, you you want to skip the caffeine (or have less)

Mountain Pose Yoga Workout

 

The mountain pose is one of the foundational asanas in yoga. An asana is a Sanskrit term for posture.

You’ll see it as a warm-up pose and part of a Sun Salutation Series or Surya Namaskara in Sanskrit. It is a sequence of 12 poses or asanas that is traditionally done in the morning, facing the rising sun, explains author, Krishan Kumar Suman, in the 2006 book.

This pose is deceptively easy. You begin by standing tall with a straight spine.  Your big toes should touch. But if you find it difficult, you can keep your feet apart slightly.

Keep your arms at your side with your palms facing outward. Hold the pose for at least 30 seconds, working your way up to a full minute.

The mountain pose will improve your posture and balance while strengthening the muscles in your lower body.

13 Bridal Skincare Tips to Achieve Perfect Glow

 

It is imperative for brides-to-be to start focusing on their skincare regimen long before the big date starts looming, to look their prettiest. If you are one of them, it is recommended to start paying extra attention to your skin more than six months in advance, say experts.

Vidushi Aggarwal, Brand Head, Headstart International, lists five essentials that will help you achieve that spotless glow.

* Cleanse the skin and get rid of sweat, oil, dirt and other pollutants that your skin naturally collects throughout the day, before retiring to bed. Orange blossom and ginger cleanse the pores of the skin and at the same time maintain the oil balance without making it dry. * An exfoliator gets rid of dead skin cells, helping restore a radiant complexion. It is essential for a complete exfoliation to remove the signs of dullness. * Toner tones the skin

* An exfoliator gets rid of dead skin cells, helping restore a radiant complexion. It is essential for a complete exfoliation to remove the signs of dullness. * Toner tones the skin

* Toner tones the skin post-cleansing, helping sweep away impurities, leaving pores clean and less noticeable. * A moisturiser is an essential that should not be skipped for any skin type, especially at night to provide nourishment to the skin.

* To go a step further, add an equalising mud mask to your regime. It balances the oil around the T-zone area on your face and controls the excess oil in that region whilst hydrating the rest of your face and helping combat dryness in the other regions of your face.

Datinderjeet Singh Tulla from the brand VLCC also shares tips on top five make-up essentials that can quick fix your makeup glitches:

* BB or CC cream: One doesn’t need to carry a foundation and a SPF separately, when a BB cream solves the purpose of both. It gives a light coverage, like a foundation, that is perfect for a few hours of socialising and also protects the skin from sun damage. Hence, a BB/CC cream is a must.

* Multi-tasking palette: This is one important item that every girl must have in her beauty bag. These tiny squares are multi-purpose and help solve a number of skin issues. You simply cannot do without this one. Use these as shadow, blush, highlighter or for contouring, and you’re good to go. * Eyeliners: Gel, liquid or kohl (pencil) eyeliner, use these to adorn the eyes and give the face a glam look in the snap of a finger. Depending on the skin type, one can include any of these to the makeup kit.While gel eyeliners need too much perfection, for those who are always in a rush, recommend a kohl pencil which is handy and glides swiftly with almost no damage. * Mascara: There is no better way to define eyes for a stunning look, than enhancing

* Eyeliners: Gel, liquid or kohl (pencil) eyeliner, use these to adorn the eyes and give the face a glam look in the snap of a finger. Depending on the skin type, one can include any of these to the makeup kit.While gel eyeliners need too much perfection, for those who are always in a rush, recommend a kohl pencil which is handy and glides swiftly with almost no damage. * Mascara: There is no better way to define eyes for a stunning look, than enhancing

* Mascara: There is no better way to define eyes for a stunning look, than enhancing

* Eyeliners: Gel, liquid or kohl (pencil) eyeliner, use these to adorn the eyes and give the face a glam look in the snap of a finger. Depending on the skin type, one can include any of these to the makeup kit.While gel eyeliners need too much perfection, for those who are always in a rush, recommend a kohl pencil which is handy and glides swiftly with almost no damage. * Mascara: There is no better way to define eyes for a stunning look, than enhancing

* Mascara: There is no better way to define eyes for a stunning look, than enhancing eyelashes with mascara. * Lipstick: Lipstick can totally change the way you look. One can instantly transform the day look to a night look with a change of lipstick. For that bold, crisp and utterly polished look, lipsticks in tones of red, wine, bronze are a must have in the makeup kit.

* Also never overplay your cheeks. If you want to make a statement, emphasise your eyes or lips, but not both.

* It is always recommended to add a good primer as pre-make-up prep for the skin which helps to even out the skin and minimise pores helping the foundation to glide smoothly and stay for longer. * A hydrating mist that helps to restore the moisture of the skin and keep the

* A hydrating mist that helps to restore the moisture of the skin and keep the make-up fresh is a must for such weather. (IANS). 

LIP REPAIR & LIP LUSTER REVIEW

 

If you're new to the LPN community, you may or may not know that I am a little hugely enamoured with lip products. There is rarely a point during the day where my lips are bare... but how can you blame me when there are products. I spent the last little while with two of their lip products and am a true Osmia convert. Created by the lovely Sarah, an MD turned natural beauty products wizard, Osmia Organics is a new addition to my faves list. The purest ingredients are found on the backs of her labels, and the natural scents are what keeps a "scent sensitive" girl like me coming back for more.

 Honey Myrr Lip Repair Review

A healing phenom in the natural wellness world, as well as tamanu oil (known to help regenerate skin) and myrrh (which softens dry skin, helps prevent premature aging, rejuvenates the skin, and improves circulation - can you say saviour?), this lip repair is one of the best - and most natural - on the market. On the pictured image above, I took it before usage. When you do use this product, you actually have to push through the seal of the product and get into all the good stuff. It's perfect for layering on before bed so it can work its magic while you sleep; however, I also use it throughout the day (it's great under a matte lipstick) and in the AM when I get up.

A beautiful thing about this product is it doubles as a chapped skin healer. Even those with the driest of lips, this one will work wonders. All the healing properties of the lip repair can also be used on dry allergy-ridden noses and even dry cuticles.

Lip Luster Gloss Review
My other weakness when it comes to lips? Smooth jelly lip glosses. At first I was first a little scared off by the deep red colour of the tube, but after putting it on, I fell in love. You can see by the picture above that it is anything but overwhelming in colour (and just to clear up any questions about the spot on my lip, that is my lip freckle and not a flaw in the lip gloss :-). The colour is created by wild-harvested alkanet powder and organic beet root-infused castor bean oil. The rest of the ingredients include organic beeswax, lanolin (if you're lanolin sensitive, take note) and GMO-free vitamin E. So pure and simple, I was an immediate fan.

To use, I applied directly on my lips with the tube and then blended the gloss with my finger to spread the colour evenly. It isn't sticky at all, which means I am not eating my hair all day (ladies with long locks can empathize with this tribulation).

Have a beautiful Sunday LPN'ers!

7 Shower Tricks To Keep Your Hair Healthy

 

 

 

Do you always have a bad hair day when you shower? Just can’t get those long tresses to lie flat, can you? Well, if your hair gets on your nerves or gets messy, this post is exactly what you need to read. Here, we will talk about some shower tips on how to keep your hair thick and shiny.

Excited? You’d better be! Find out about some cool shower hacks to get that lustrous and shiny hair. Listed here are some tips that will help you get that lovely mane in no time!

Hair Shower Tricks For Healthy Hair:

1. Shampoo The Right Way:

Usually, people use most of shampoo on the general hair length. However, experts say that shampooing the scalp, roots and the nape is more effective as these are the spots where dirt tends to collect. Avoid using too much shampoo on the ends, as it can cause dryness.

2. Avoid Hot Water:

While warm water baths are quite refreshing and rejuvenating, they can also have adverse effects on the skin and hair. Hot water shower can strip the hair of essential oil, which can lead to tangled hair. Even if hot water seems divine, lukewarm water is the safest bet.

3. Brush Properly:

Most women don’t’ know how to brush their hair the right way. This is quite important, as when you brush your hair after getting out of a shower, you can end up damaging the ends and roots. Use a brush and work through the tangles. Always begin at the bottom and work your way up. Remember to always brush outwards.

4. Don’t Shampoo Often:

One of the ways we tend to damage our hair is by over-shampooing. Use only the needed amount of shampoo. Excess shampoo can wear out the ends and dry up your hair; hence shampoo twice in week to keep your hair healthy.

5. Keep Showers Short:

Prolonged showers can do more harm than good and you should try and keep your shower time down to minimum. Experts say that showers that last for more than 10 minutes usually wash away essential oils from the hair. Even if that long drawn out shower seems like the best thing in the world, you are certainly not doing your hair any favor by indulging yourself.

6. Conditioning Hair:

Do you usually leave your conditioner on for five minutes in the shower? Well, if you do, then you are wasting your time, as conditioner does not make a difference. Conditioners usually have an instantaneous effect and when you apply conditioner in the shower, it cannot penetrate your hair any further. Instead of using a regular conditioner, consider deep conditioning your hair once in two weeks. The best way to use a conditioner is to apply it just before you step into a shower and shampoo your hair. You can use some oil like coconut oil or even a little olive oil to moisturize your freshly shampooed hair.

7. Pat Dry:

One of the biggest mistakes we make while washing our hair is rubbing them dry. When you rub your hair, you end up yanking your hair and damaging the roots and ends. The best way to dry your hair is to pat them dry. Pat-drying may be a lengthier process, but it is gentler on the hair and much more effective.

 

These hair shower tips are designed to give you that long and pretty hair you deserve. The next time you take a shower, remember these shower tips for healthy hair. To tell us about any other variations or tips you have, share your experiences here. Leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you.