10 Reasons to go Back to Bed I have insomnia, and have had it for as long as I actually can remember (I learned the word insomniac before I actually learned to read). I think one of the worst things we're doing as a society is actually VALUING exhaustion. Everybody walks around wearing how tired they are as a badge of honor. You say you are tired and somebody in the room has to counter with "I only got two hours of sleep" or something like that. And then along with that there's this fanatical addiction to caffeine, but I've found almost nobody understands me on that one because they're attached to their coffee cup in ways that I can't fathom.
Ryan Reynolds Workout | Singapore Personal Trainer As I was watching Blade III Trinity, I noticed the actor Ryan Reynolds. His physique in the movie is well-ripped, for the upperbody that is. The movie and image search online however didn’t reveal his lowerbody like the legs. So I won’t know if he has a proportional body, but I’m pretty sure girls like his body type right. Not too beefy, just right about well-muscled in all the areas. As for guys, I’m sure you want such six packs, nice chest, defined traps and such right … well here’s Ryan Reynolds Workout for you to emulate. The transformation for him took five months, and at the end of it, he was at a 3% bodyfat. Keyword here is diet and goals, the same old shite I’ve been preaching all this while at this blog. The Workout Ryan Reynolds, “My trainer was a guy named Darren Chapman. Workouts were about 2-3 hours Generally starting off with around 500 – 1000 sit-ups. Lower abs are the hardest muscle to develop. The Diet Breakfast: 1/2 cup egg whites and 2 eggs. Lunch: Dinner: Typical Diet:
Black Seed – ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’ This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells with the diabetic’s pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists. The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance. The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Many of black cumin’s traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature. Analgesic (Pain-Killing) These 22 pharmacological actions are only a subset of a far wider number of beneficial properties intrinsic to the black seed. Take turmeric, for example. Source: GreenMedInfo.com
Train Yourself to Become a Morning Person and Test If You're a Real Lark or Night Owl About 15 years ago I suffered from a serious case of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, where I was most awake between 1-3 AM, and couldn't get out of bed before 9 or 10 AM. It didn't help that I had a high tech/dotcom job where I could roll in at 10:30, no problem. I fixed my sleep rhythm by doing a few things: 1 - I bought an enormous light box, and I put 2 150 watt bulbs in the lamps next to my bed, and put those lamps on a timer to go off at 6AM. At night, I came home and didn't turn on any lights in the house. Watched a little TV, and went to bed. Once the lamps came on, I sat in front of the light box on my computer for 30 minutes. I had a hard time the first week or so, then my rhythm shifted.
Lemonade with Honey and Mint (Recipe) Our garden is over growing with mint and we needed something to do with it. I’m also a sucker for lemonade; this was a match made in heaven: Compared to regular lemonade, this is really quite low in sugar. The mint is an awesome touch and (if you’re willing to wait a day), pleasantly noticeable in the final beverage. Ingredients (for 1 quart/ liter) 2-3 lemons3 large branches of mint (or more)1.5-2.5 tablespoons of honey (you can always add more later) Directions For best results, crush the mint leaves using a mortar and pestle.Add the honey into the mortar (with the mint) and continue to crush. That’s all folks! Please help us by sharing: Simple Stretching Exercises to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 02 Apr 2009 This video demonstrates some simple hand and wrist stretching exercises that may help you prevent the pain experienced from carpal tunnel syndrome. couch mode print story This video demonstrates some simple hand and wrist stretching exercises that may help you prevent the carpal tunnel syndrome that can otherwise cause acute pain. You’re working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you’ve had for months in your hand and wrist. BoingBoing author Richard Metzer says he and his wife have been following the instructions in the video and could see a difference within few days. Give it a try if your work involves sitting in front of the computer for long hours. tutorials — how-to guides — exercises — simple stretching exercises to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome
The World's Healthiest Foods 100 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating. Links to the articles about these foods can be found below. In addition to questions about our foods, we often get asked about beverages and sweeteners. In the beverage category, water and green tea have been especially popular topics, and in the sweetener category, so have blackstrap molasses, honey and maple syrup. Of course, there are many other nutritious foods other than those that we have included on our list that we feel are wonderful, health-promoting foods; if there are other whole foods - such as fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, etc - that you like, by all means enjoy them. Just because a food is not on our list doesn't mean that we don't think that it can be included in a diet geared towards the Healthiest Way of Eating as long as it is a whole, natural, nutrient-rich food. FAQs about the World's Healthiest Foods Criteria for The World's Healthiest Foods 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Live Green - Spare The Grape, Save The Wine Wine recycles beautifully into many different pleasures. Learn how that leftover holiday wine can bring you joy well into the new year! Wine can still go on, even after the party's over. Even though the clock starts ticking when you pull the cork. most wines will last at least a day or two. But eventually, almost everyone will have a few glasses of unused wine. And if you've just hosted a holiday party, you probably have more than just a few glasses to deal with. It's tempting to simply pour it down the drain, but don't. Make Mulled Wine Syrup. Add it meals to boost flavor. Cook with it. Freeze it! Leftover white wine can remove red wine stains. Make Sangria. Add it to vinaigrettes and salad dressings in place of traditional vinegar. Make Vinegar. Or you could just light a fire and curl up with a big glass and someone cuddly. Want to know how to reuse the leftover wine bottle corks? Share this with Your Friends
Plan Your Weekly Meals, Stress Free I've been planning my recipes and doing my shopping for the week ahead for years now. Awesome idea. One thing I've learned - you just cant set meals for specific days. I used to try at first, but there are just way too many things that crop up to stop you - meeting a mate for a drink after work, small (or missed) lunch so you're starving when you get home and your meal takes an hour to make, 'accidentally' snacking mid-afternoon so not hungry when you get home, delayed journeys, too tired when you get in to start faffing around with big recipes. Its a nice idea but for me, no. What works for me is just to have a list of meals, and to make sure that you have some that are quicker and/or easier than others. Even better, make sure that at least one of them is a store cupboard dinner - i.e. most of the things come out of tins or packets. By the way, let me recommend this book as the daddy of all midweek cooking books for lifehackers. [www.amazon.co.uk]
The Best Lemonade Recipe....Ever! I love lemonade. Hand-squeezed sweet and tart goodness that instantly seems to hydrate my entire body. There’s nothing quite like it. I have a secret when I make my lemonade, let’s see if you can see it: It’s all about the rim. Remember these? Or these? They are part of my fabulous rim. First, let’s start with the lemonade: Freshly squeezed lemons (as many as you want)Water (1 cup per lemon)1-3 tablespoons of sugar per lemon (I like less because I like tart) For the rim: 1 part dehydrated lime slice (including zest, pith and all) ground into powder1 part dehydrated lemon slice (including zest, pith and all) ground into powder2 parts sugar It’s almost like having homemade sourpatch kids on the rim of your glass. Please help us by sharing:
Nano Workout - A healthy lifestyle without breaking a sweat The 10 Best Foods for Your Looks - Lifestyle You can slather yourself from your forehead to your pinkie toe in organic lotions, but if you think that alone will make you glow, we have some bad news. From its well documented health benefits to its undeniable impact on physical beauty, good nutrition is the pillar of every kind of healthy lifestyle. That doesn't mean you need to swear off bacon and beer or anything. The trick is finding the right balance. But with new studies coming out every month about what we should put in our mouths—not to mention the unending discovery of mysterious superfruits from deep in the forests of wherever—it can be hard to keep track of what, exactly, we should be eating. This is the tenth installment in a series inspired by No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, a book by GOOD's features editor Siobhan O'Connor and her co-author Alexandra Spunt. Read more on their blog. Illustrations by Brianna Harden