10 Nutrients Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Awesome Want some pep in your step? Perhaps a dash of good cheer? (Who doesn’t, right?). Look no further than the grocery store’s shelves. How can foods improve our moods? Try one of these foods for a mid-day pick-me-up, to promote long-term happiness, or to ward off the nagging worry that you forgot to lock the front door (You did remember, right?). A bit about the units used below: Mg (milligram) is the typical unit of measurement for nutrients and 1,000 mg equals 1 gram. 1. The most abundant mineral in the body, calcium plays an important role in maintaining strong bones and healthy blood vessels, and in reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes. How eating it helps: Found in a variety of sources (non-dairy included), calcium is often paired with vitamin D to help regulate mood fluctuations attributed to PMS . RDA: 1,000 mg per day for adults Food Sources of Calcium: 2. A trace mineral found in small amounts in the body, chromium helps the body metabolize food . Food Sources of Chromium: 3. 4. 5.
Packing Tape Image Transfers | Lil Blue Boo I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape. You can also use printouts from a laser printer or magazine pages. Inkjets will not work because they are not heat based toner. First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: Then use the back of your scissors or the side of your fingernail to make sure the tape is adhered firmly: Next, dip the tape and paper into a bowl of water to wet the back: Using your fingers, start to rub off the paper from the back of the tape: Like magic….your image is left behind on the tape! I like to use the transfers to wrap special letters before I mail them. It’s like having custom tape: Another idea is to take a small canvas and use the images for artwork: I used a paint brush to add craft paint to bubble wrap to use it as a stamp: I just used my hand to press it down:
Nutrition 101: Eat To Burn Fat The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods 1. Walnuts All nuts do contain some amount of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, but most only contain trace amounts. One ounce provides almost 3g of alpha-linolenic acid. 2. It has also has been shown to boost calorie burn when eaten. 3. This very slow-digesting carb keeps blood sugar and insulin levels low, so fat burning can stay high. In fact, research has shown that athletes who consume slow-digesting carbs in the morning burn more fat throughout the entire day and during workouts than those consuming fast-digesting carbs. 4. Avocados also contain a very interesting carb called mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blunts insulin release and enhances calcium absorption, both of which are critical for encouraging fat loss. 5. This way you know you're getting a direct supply of the fats that turn on fat burning and block fat storage. 6. Soy has also been shown to aid fat loss, possibly by decreasing appetite and calorie intake. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
Want a Bubble Butt? Use this workout to get better results, faster. The human body is a great and complex thing. For those of you who train, this is both good and bad. On the one hand, if every body were the same, there wouldn’t be a need for hundreds of different workout programs, philosophies, etc. There would be a science to how things are done. There’d be one specific way to build muscle, lose fat, and generally look like a Maxim fitness model. Life would be pretty easy wouldn’t it? That said, there are some relative constants in the fitness world that are generally accepted to be especially beneficial to everyone. I’ve had this knowledge and have been using plyo/weight combo workouts with clients for years. Generic workout plans are nice, but have you ever wanted a fully customized workout plan that actually changes based on your progress? Our FitPlan does just that. Perform this workout 3 days a week. Day 1 - Keep weights lower during this session. Give this workout a try. The following two tabs change content below.
Spices 9 упражнений из китайской медицины для снятия боли в шее Практически каждый, кто проводит много времени на работе в одном и том же положении, сидя за компьютером, испытывает дискомфорт в области шеи – неприятное похрустывание, боль, иногда небольшое жжение. Чтобы снять эти симптомы, китайские целители, известные тем, что к медикаментам они прибегают в последнюю очередь, советуют проводить небольшую зарядку из 9 упражнений. Они просты, но невероятно эффективны. Для улучшения эффективности упражнений, повороты и наклоны головы сопровождайте движением глаз в том же направлении. Давление вперёд. Эти упражнения помогают избавиться от боли в шее, головокружения, головной боли, звона в ушах. Поделитесь этим комплексом простых и эффективных упражнений с друзьями – возможно, кому-то вы сможете помочь облегчить жизнь уже сегодня.
DIY Shibori Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye. Lauren and I first discovered shibori after discovering an old photo on the web. The idea of recreating an ancient Japanese dyeing technique inspired us to spend an entire weekend experimenting with our favorite deep blue, indigo. You’ll need:an indigo dye kitnatural fiber clothing or fabric2 5 gallon bucketsrubber glovessmall wood squaresrubber bandstwinea PVC pipea long wooden sticka drop clothrubber glovesscissors When choosing fabric or clothing, it’s important that made of natural fibers. Itajime shibori is known as the shape-resist technique. Fold it again in the other direction – again, like an accordion. Arashi is the Japanese term for “storm” and it’s also known as the pole-wrapping technique. Wrap the twine around the fabric. Continue wrapping, scrunching and tightening until all the fabric is compacted.
100 Weight Loss Tips Just came across this fantastic article on yahoo where they asked a variety of diet related questions to some of the top dietitians in North America. Below is what they told them in simple to follow tips, they’ve learned from successful experience with thousands of clients. Some tips are new. Some you’ve heard before, but they’re repeated because they work. I Can Only Handle One Diet Change Right Now. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Are there Any Easy Tricks to Help Me Cut Calories? 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. How Can I Eat More Veggies? 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. Can You Give Me a Mantra that will Help Me Stick to My Diet? 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. I Eat Healthy, but I’m Overweight. 40. 41. 42. 44. 45. 46. What Can I Eat for a Healthy Low-Cal Dinner if I Don’t Want to Cook? 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. What’s Your Best Advice for Avoiding those Extra Holiday Pounds? 60. 61. 62. 63. 65. 66. 67. 68. How Can I Control a Raging Sweet Tooth?