Many athletes who do strength training, thinking that they should do this at least three or four times a week to make progress. This is reinforced by the information on websites and forums. Most training programs are based on three, four or even five training days. However, as often training is not for everyone. And not necessary. Even with twice weekly strength training is it possible to build muscle mass and strength. Indeed, some people make more progress if they (temporarily) twice a week, going to the gym instead of three times or more.
A slim line where you can be proud of. That is the dream of almost every woman, but also of many men. Indeed, obesity causes long term problems with health. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, increased risk of cardiovascular disease here are just a few examples. There are hundreds of diets and diet tips, which employs some diets and others absolutely are not even dangerous for overall health. It’s those diets that you absolutely should not try. Examples include the baby food diet, Alcorexia diet, the air diet, the master cleanse diet and sleeping beauty diet.
“Having a healthy body in a healthy mind” a phrase that seems ideal for our lifestyle. While we cannot claim to do everything, we can contribute to our well-being a little bit each day without completely disrupting our schedules. Here are 10 tips just for you!
1. Drink water in the morning, at noon and at night
Too many of us don’t drink 1.5L of water a day (8 glasses of water per day). Our water supply is essential for the functioning of our organs and body as a whole. Then take seriously this action!
The solution? Lay in front of you 2 glasses of water before breakfast, 2 glasses during or after your breakfast and 2 glasses in the evening before dinner.
Did you know? The first written record of Cinderella and her jealous sisters appear in a Chinese manuscript three thousand years ago. Why those stories are so old that we could believe them obsolete, unsuited to our times, we are they still talking much? Because they reflect our fundamental psychic structures. In the form of symbolic images, they reflect the problems which we have faced from childhood, and affect both the relationships within the family (sibling rivalry, incest …) and personal issues (renunciation of child dependency, assertiveness, awareness of their own values, exceeding the oedipal conflict …). Far from the mind of a mere “children’s literature” these stories, by staging fantasies, bring in their own way solutions to these problems. Therefore, addressing me directly to the emerging of the child, they play an important role in the construction of the personality.
This is because it not only sent messages to our conscious but also our unconscious, Snow White, the Three Little Pigs and Little Thumb helped us integrate the meaning of good and evil, stimulate our imagination, develop our intelligence, and above all to see in our emotions clearer.
The richness of the symbolic contents of the stories is such that they naturally lend themselves to analysis and interpretation. Freudian psychoanalysts show what kind of unconscious material is underlying in each of these stories. That Jack plants a beanstalk, rises on its stem and kills a giant to seize the treasure represents the phallic affirmation of the teenager who “kills his father” to impose his own manhood. Jungian psychoanalysts rather see a story of initiation, the image of our need to access higher levels of consciousness. Yet one does not exclude the other! Proof is: just as in the countless stories where the young hero outsmarts the giant, Jack shows children that using his intelligence and his pragmatism; it is possible to get out of the difficulties of life. Quite simply.
Universality and symbolic fairy tales allow them to be read, reread, and told again and again, at any age. That is why they are increasingly used in psychological therapy and personal development: storytelling workshops are multiplying, offering various approaches to awaken our “inner child” to develop our imagination and help us transform.
Understanding our mythical shares
Two centuries after the birth of the Danish storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales are used in some personal development. These methods use three key characters present in the myths of the world.
King represents our desire to change our discernment.
The hero embodies action, the implementation of change.
The fairy is our share of magic. She discovers opportunities and causes situations for change.
A great help to put an image on our blocks.
Snow White – Brothers Grimm
The difficulties of puberty
The Snow White Princess envied by her stepmother because she is “a thousand times more beautiful”, she is sent into the woods to be killed there. Spared, she takes refuge in the house of the seven dwarfs. The stepmother finds her and disguises as a witch. She will return to life by the kiss of a prince.
Few tales manage to make us understand the major phases of child development – including puberty in girls – as well as Snow White. Early in the story, a queen who later died while giving birth to Snow White, pricks her finger. Three drops of blood fell into the snow: innocence, whiteness and contrast with sexuality, red color.
This tale prepares girls to accept sexual bleeding, menstruation. The child learns that a small amount of blood is the first condition of the design. Similarly, Snow White made her maiden, waiting for “the young and beautiful prince” that the issue of desire that mothers (symbolized by the apple). The attitude of the stepmother, who tries in vain to reassure herself ( “Mirror, mirror …”), recalls that among the steps for the construction of female identity, the mother must give way to his daughter.
Little Red Riding Hood – Perrault
The prettiest girl in the village is sent by his mother to visit her grandmother. Through the forest, she meets the wolf. This tale is known as thirty versions in France. That of Perrault, which dates from 1697, ends with: “And saying these words, this wicked wolf fell upon Little Red Riding Hood and ate her” Among the tales, the famous Red Riding Hood is the most sexually explicit. The red color symbolizes the violent emotions related to sexuality. It is obvious that the wolf is not a carnivorous animal, but a glaring metaphor for the male: when the girl undresses and joins him in bed, and told him that his long arms are made to improve the kiss, little room is left to the imagination. The wolf and the hunter are two opposing male figures that the girl must learn to recognize: the first is seductive and deadly, and the second is benevolent savior.
This tale is set very clear guard, whose moral was even added a few lines by Perrault: “Young girls, beautiful, well made and nice, do very wrong to listen to all kinds of people.”
It’s true that our skin begins to age when we are just born! After a warm-up period, our functions reach their peak around 20 years. Then it insidiously recedes in silent. We are almost invulnerable when we are 35 years – the repair mechanisms at the heart of our cells maintain our bodies in perfect working condition. And risk behaviors are multiplied: alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, etc. This is the time of all errors. And when we are 40? It announces the first failures: the plaque develops in the arteries, acuity of vision or hearing fades, muscle strength decreases. First sexual failures, first shots panic. 50 years: the great turning point. Menopause, heart attack, rheumatism …it’s impossible to pretend. Twenty or thirty years later, it may be the memory loss, stroke, asthenia, etc.
No panic. Today, we know that aging is still controllable. Take good care of all your parts and show a winner of optimism. Of course, the earlier we start, the more remarkable the result is. But it’s never too late to start. For each age group, and from the advice of gerontologist Christophe de Jaeger, here are the key actions that will help you stay fit and healthy.
The habitat is a living place where we spend most of our time. It is your duty to spend a certain amount of money to do the work in due time of repair. If you can plan ahead to save money, it is also wise to develop a renovation strategy. Renovating a house is not easy so before we begin, we must consider several well-studied, step by step and significant parameters
According to a study by the European Association of Manufacturers of Camas, the Spaniards extend the life of mattresses to 12.6 years on average that German, Belgian, Italian, French, German, Austrian and Dutch and even 20 percent of respondents believe that can last 20 years.
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You are overwhelmed by all the different health advice which often contradict each other? A healthy life is not as complicated as it may seem, healthy life is actually very simple. We have three simple basics for you.
Healthy living is easy
Healthy living now seems more complicated than it really is. On one hand, you are advised to rather go to work with “healthy” products put on the market by large companies. On the other hand you will be alerted to all artificial products and advice not to use these products regularly.
Should you now need to supplement more protein or not? Whether you need a doctor or not? And what about all those studies that appear in the newspaper every day? The answer is fortunately very simple.
Learning chess is not easy without an opponent. Chess against the computer can be a good solution to still have an opponent and learning chess. Learning chess against the computer, however, is quite different chess game than against people sitting across you at a chessboard. The rules of chess are the same, or, otherwise the game is quite different. What are the advantages and disadvantages of learning chess against the computer?
Learning chess is a long way
Learning chess is not easy. First you will have to start with what all the pieces are and how to score then. After that, you can also replay with many parties to can learn from it. But that’s just theory. It is the practice where the difference is made. Learning chess starts with playing with dozens of parties, most of which you will lose in the beginning, but that’s good. The more you learn, the better it is. But what if you have no opponent to play against? Then chess against the computer is a good solution.
Perhaps you’ve still have boxes full of sterilized glass jars, in the basement, in the gazebo or in the attic. What should you do with it? No jars are sterilized after all, yet. No worries! These cute items in all sizes can serve as a stock jar, pen pot on your desk, and beautiful plants holder, gift wrap, or even as decoration at Easter or Christmas. In short, there are plenty of opportunities to use these pots creatively in your house and garden.
What is a sterilized glass jars?
A sterilized glass jars with a glass lid and an iron and clips. Usually, there is also an orange gum in it. The pots are in different sizes: pots of 500 grams, and even from one kilo to two kilo. Previously, people used these pots to store sterilized vegetables. Since now almost no one sterilizes, many of these pots lie unused in the basement, in the garage or attic. Although these pots are not cheap at all. You may go buy it at IKEA. You have to pay between 1 and 3 euros for a pot, depending on the size. Also, you can buy at flea markets and thrift stores, as they are at more reasonable price.
Making use of sterilized glass jars
When these pots have been years in a box, you will need to clean them thoroughly. Warm soapy water and a sponge will help.
Taking the practical test for driving license B at the DMV is an exciting moment. How is the start of your exam? What can you expect on the day of your driving test? And probably the most important; how and when you will get the coveted license?
Application of the driving test at the DMV
Your driving instructor determines when you’re ready for the practical test for obtaining your license-B. By doing so in consultation, you can get the latest lessons and still pay attention to elements within the riding course where you still feel insecure or use the remaining driving instruction to put the final finishing touches. Once you’re ready, it is applied at the DMV, which you then assign a date and time to make it practical. Generally, the reservation period is from 6 to 7 weeks from the date of receipt of the application at the DMV.
Herbs are healthy! Marjoram also has properties that help you have a good health. They have been known many years ago when herbs were used primarily as a medicine and there were no chemical variants developed. Therefore, in those ancient times, marjoram was used mainly for colds, asthma, bronchitis and even muscle pain and that is not surprising because marjoram contains substances that have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal effect and also a antioxidant which means that the free radicals helps to combat it.
Marjoram is a culinary herb that you can see it quite often in kitchen cabinets. It is an herb that tastes delicious with tomatoes and therefore fits well in Italian cuisine. People think marjoram is oregano, and that is not surprising, because oregano is actually marjoram, namely ‘Wilde’ marjoram. Marjoram in this article is about ‘real’ marjoram and this herb is not only wonderful in a lot of (meat) dishes but also has health benefits. Tasty and healthy is therefore applicable.
When people get older, they have to face up with chronic dieses related to back, legs, sleeplessness and more. Therefore, many manufactures attempt to launch a great number of fitness equipment to keep up with the needs and demands of users. One of the most remarkable inventions nowadays is trampoline. It is fact that 15 minutes exercising on the trampoline is parallel 30 minutes on a treadmill. Wow, how surprising it is! Coming with tons of fabulous features, the trampoline has high suitability with different customers at all ages, including both kids and seniors. Especially, trampoline offers one of the best workout effectiveness for seniors. The most effective workout applying for seniors is walking at the place. This method requires the gentle movements of both arms and bare feet. It is amazing that simple exercises on the trampoline could bring valuable benefits to the older.
Today, after a busy working day, stress can make your foot face minor problems such as pain, soreness; therefore the working ability of other parts of body is also affected. In addition to playing sports regularly, some machines help support healthy very well. In particular, the devices that take care of your feet are choices of a lot of consumers. Because many medical notions in the past and present say that: “The aging starts from the foot”.
Only compact, simple foot spa machine will help you have soft feet, but also help relieve the pressure, the stress of everyday life. Especially in today’s modern society, most people often use air conditioner, along with eat frozen foods, foot soak can avoid cold and help improve blood circulation. In particular, the use of foot spa machine before bedtime is considered as measures to forget tiredness and have a good sleep after a hard working day.
Foot bath is the most reasonable, effective, practical, simple and pleasant way to take care of health while also saving time. Foot bath with foot spa machine should do at home to ensure hygiene. In a public place, it is likely to get other infections because hygiene in public places cannot be guaranteed. Soaking feet in warm water has the effect of promoting blood circulation and stimulating the nerve endings.
Good foot care is also a good way to be healthier. Feet is also considered as the second heart of the body, is the focus of energy throughout the body and is the place where 7,000 acupuncture points stay in.
We can improve the weak part of the body and prevent disease by stimulating the acupuncture points and other areas. Thus it will impact the operating rhythm of the whole body.
There are many ways to take care of our feet:
- Using magnetic fields: Since ancient times, humans have known the positive effects of magnetic fields on the body and has used them to increase energy supply to the cells.
- Kneipp foot bath method: Soak foot with the sequential change from hot water to cold water is the basic principles of Sebastian Kneipp health therapy.
- Massage the foot‘s reaction zones: is a popular massage that affects the whole body.
- Soak: This is a pedicure at home and it is simple and popular, it can help you take care of the foot as often as you wish.
- Hydraulic massage with the effect of air flow and water flow works very well on the acupuncture points of the foot.
- Massage with heat, warm water: temperature of warm water makes the capillary system enhance metabolism, increase ability to detoxify tissues and cells.
- Vibration Massage with the combined effects of warm water and vibrate mode reduces stress to the muscles, work to restore and improve the durability of the muscles.
- Design: Modern, minimalist, advanced usability.
The effect of foot spa machine:
- Avoid rheumatism, help the body excrete toxins.
- Promote blood circulation
- Promote cell renewal process to create excitement and take of fatigue.
- Relax the tired muscles and have deep sleep.
When I bought my first bottle of lavender essential oil, I didn’t know how to use it and knew nothing about quality. Later, a friend told me about meeting a naturopathic doctor on his way home from California and how his eyes could hardly believe this doctor’s case of over 100 essential oils. The naturopathic doctor treated my friend to something called Raindrop Technique and he was hooked. When he told me about these essential oils, I had to have some immediately.
I don’t want you to make some of the mistakes I did, like buying big bottles of individual oils. It’s much smarter to start with a kit that has more smaller-sized bottles of many different oils. There are kits with 7 different essential oils, with 9 essential oils, 12 essential oils, and there’s even a kit with over 100 essential oils in it.
Fortunately, my friend quickly introduced me to his friend who knew a lot about essential oils and who gave me lots of information to speed up my learning curve. If you’re genuinely interested in getting started with essential oils, I’d love to be this friend for you and make it easy for you to get started with the wonderful world of essential oils.
Aromatic chemicals, base oils and carrier oils are mainly used as the basic raw materials in manufacturing flavor & fragrance products. We manufacture these products in the most hygienic conditions with the help of pure herbal extracts and so the quality remains to be supreme and unsurpassed. These oils possess therapeutic properties which makes them to be a good source of energy and nutrients.
Spice oils are nothing but Spice derivatives that are used in beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, food processing and other industries. It is mainly used in food coloring, food flavoring and also to add aroma to a particular food product.
Floral Absolute oils are said to include more value mainly for its warm, rich, and sweet floral fragrance. These oils are said to pass on refreshment to people after they use them. They are also said to have a very strong revitalizing effect on those people who use them. In addition, these Floral Absolute oils are well-known and esteemed for their unique therapeutic properties. People can avail these oils in the form of concentrated volatile liquids that are taken out from various parts of the plants.
Mint oils and menthol are often used as flavorings in drinks, breath fresheners, toothpaste, desserts, chewing gum, antiseptic mouth rinses and candies. Menthol and Pulegone are the two substances present in mint that provide the characteristic flavor and aroma to it. The major compound that offers the flavor and aroma of spearmint is L-Carvone.
The final thing i want to tell you that beside the benefits of essential oils, if you are really want to diffuse it in your house, you will need a diffuser. One of my best choice was told in my Essential Oil Diffuser reviews. You can take a quick look, choose your own one and ask me anything about these wonderful products!
Nowadays, with the growing popularity of electric fireplaces, more and more people can enjoy the beauty, comfort and warmth of fire they bring without having to build actual fireplaces in their house. But many people are still confused about how electric fireplaces actually work. For example: Is the flame real or hot to touch? Will these fireplaces cost them a lot to run? The following guide will answer most of users’ confusions.
1. How does an electric fireplace work?
In a nutshell, an electric fireplace is a heating appliance that is designed to look like a real fireplace. However, no venting or complicated installation is required. We can either buy electric fireplaces as stand-alone units or inserts that can fit into existing fireplaces.
Regarding the operation of an electric fireplace, there are two things we need to know: how heat and flames are created.
- How heat is created?
Cool air is heated inside the electric fireplace with heating coils (normally made of metal). As the coils heat, the warm air is released back into the room by a fan or blower motor that makes very little noise.
- How flames are created?
Flames created inside the electric fireplaces are not real or hot. These are visual images generated by using regular light bulb and refracted light. As flames can be created independently from the heat function, you can enjoy the lively flames anytime you want, be it summer or winter. With advances in technology, the fake flames are looking and more like real flames.
2. Can an electric fireplace provide the main heating source?
An electric fireplace does not provide enough heat for that purpose. Rather, it is better used as the supplementary source.
The amount of space that an electric fireplace can cover varies according to type, design and type. In general, it can provide heat for a room of about 400 square feet.
3. Is the fireplace efficient?
If you use a traditional fireplace, you know that most heat escapes through the chimney and therefore the fireplace is not considered to be efficient. It is not the case with an electric fireplace, which releases all the heat (or 99%, to be exact) directly into the room. The heat is produced quickly (or rather instantly) and consistently.
The central heating system heats up the entire house but honestly, is that always necessary? There can be rooms we don’t use; so why should we waste energy on them? That is where the electric fireplace comes in handy with what is known as “zone heating”. It heats up exactly the place or area you need and helps you save money on your heating bill.
4. Is it costly to run?
The costs of running an electric fireplace with or without heat are different: it is about $0.7/hour (with heat) vs $.02/hour (without heat). Of course, the exact cost depends o the electricity cost in each specific area. Overall, they are considered not expensive.
5. Is it safe?
The answer is: yes, an electric fireplace is very safe.
An electric fireplace is electricity-powered so there are no risks of harmful smokes, Carbon monoxide (CO) emission and gas leak. No ashes or scoot to clean either because of no chimney. This is a distinctive advantage over gas or wood burning fireplaces, which is beneficial for both human health and environmental protection.
With no real flames, we are not worry of being burned when touching the surface of the electric fireplace because it is cool.
However, it is still an electric appliance and there are still safety cautions we must take seriously.
6. What are safety cautions to take note?
Most safety cautions can be applied for electric appliances in general.
- Don’t use extension cords: In general, manufactures don’t recommend them or even advise against them due to such potential risks as shock hazard, cord failure and fire. They should be only be used temporarily when we have no other choice.
- Don’t leave the electric fireplace run overnight and unattended (and it is best that you don’t sleep near it)
- Keep flammable objects and furniture away from the appliance
- Don’t let it be exposed with water (including not putting any type of water container on the top) and flammable liquids (such as gas) because water and electricity don’t go well together. Therefore, bathroom and laundry rooms are not appropriate locations for installation.
- Don’t put the appliance directly above the electric outlet because heat released from the bottom can cause damage to the electrical outlet overtime.
- Don’t put the cords of cables in places with high foot traffic or people can trip over them.
- Unplug them when not in use. It is for both safety and saving purposes.