Six Ways to Remain Fit and Healthy - Essential Tips for Beauty
 
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1.Eat the right food: Have baked or steamed food instead of fried food. Include lot of fresh salads and fruits in your diet. Take only one type of fruit at a time. Go for healthy organic products. Go for hand pounded rice instead of white rice. Avoid Maida and white bread  instead use whole wheat flour, brown bread and oat bran .

2.Water :Drink lot of water. Drink clean and boiled water.

3.Walk :Whenever you are going somewhere near, make it a point to walk. Go for a walk every morning.

4.Learn something new :Develop a new hobby. It keeps your mind engaged.

5.Yoga and meditation : Yoga  is one of the best ways to keep yourself fit and healthy. Meditation calms and relaxes your mind.

6.Clean Habits : Do not take alcohol, smoke or chew tobacco .

Tips to remain slim

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  •  First of all we must be determined to remain slim and work towards it.  Develop a mind set towards it.

  •  Set realistic goals. 
     
  •  Make lifestyle changes like giving up alcohol, smoking, avoiding fatty food, refined food,...

  • Include fresh foods as far as possible as processed foods tend to contain high level of salt and sugar.
     
  • Do not expect immediate results.
     
  • Never go for crash diets instead reduce weight gradually and slowly.
     
  • Never skip meals as you tend to overeat, the next meal. Do not skip breakfast in particular.
     
  • Have your last meal of the day, three hours before going to bed.
     
  • Include lot of fiber in your diet as it gives a feeling of fullness, thereby preventing you from gorging spicy and fatty food.
     
  • Eat slowly and chew your food well as it helps in digestion and also we tend to eat less.
     
  • Nuts contain lot of fiber .They are satisfying and cause people to eat less at meal time.
     
  • Take warm lime juice mixed with honey the first thing in the morning.
     
  • Go for skimmed milk.

  • As far as possible avoid weight loss supplements.
     
  • When you have cravings for sweets, take a fruit instead.

  • When you have cravings for certain type of food like chocolates or ice cream, once in a while, you can take in small quantities .
     
  • Take fruits and vegetables which has lot of water content like watermelons, cucumbers and white pumpkin.

  • Keep yourself engaged as boredom leads to overeating.
     
  • Drink lot of water, at least 8 glasses per day.
     
  • Use the stairs instead of lift. Park the car a little far away and walk to your office. Use every opportunity to be physically active.
     
  • Walk, Walk and Walk as much as possible. Even if you are busy, go for walk at least 5 days a week.

  • Aerobic exercise like jogging, swimming, cycling, running accelerates weight loss. Consult a physician before starting any weight loss program. Aerobic exercise combined with healthy eating will certainly help in weight reduction.
     
  • Make your exercise session enjoyable.

  • Keep yourself  free of stress

  • Finally, weight loss is a slow process, so do not get disappointed and give up.

Natural Tips to Delay aging

Everyone wants to look young and trim. Though we cannot prevent ageing we can definitely delay ageing by making changes in our lifestyle. We must do everything we can, to prevent age related diseases and live a healthy and happy life. Here are some tips which will help you to stay young.

Diet : Diet plays a very important role in helping us to remain young. We must have a balanced diet.
We are what we eat. What we eat reflects on our skin and body. First develop a regular eating habit like eating at a proper time. Include lot of raw vegetables and fruits in your diet. Avoid junk food and fried food. Sugar makes you look older, so you can substitute sugar with honey and fruits. Include five servings of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Red, yellow, orange, fruits and vegetables and greens are rich in antioxidants which helps us to delay aging. Green tea is rich in antioxidant and also strengthens our resistance against diseases. Include almonds, olive oil (use it as a cooking medium) fenugreek, in your diet as they are rich in antioxidants and helps to slow down the aging process. As we grow older, we must stick to simple and easily digestible food. One can observe fasting to detoxify oneself after consulting the doctor. People who eat a nutritious diet remain younger, tend to age slower, look trim, healthier and are more active than others.

Yoga : The age old tradition of yoga is said to have emerged in India some 5000 yrs ago. It is one of the surest ways to age gracefully, if practiced regularly. It gives flexibility to the body, prevents age related diseases, improves immunity and slows aging of the skin, thereby helping us to remain young. In yoga, it is said that the more flexible the spine is, the more youthful the person is. Yoga improves the flexibility of the spine and increases the elasticity of our body. It gives a good figure, improves blood circulation, energizes you and helps you to remain young and fit. Not only does yoga has physical benefits but also psychological benefits. It improves our self confidence. Learn yoga only from a good, qualified yoga teacher. Pranayama (breathing techniques) is very beneficial to the body and the mind and it oxygenates our cells and helps us to remain young.

Sleep : Good sound sleep not only rejuvenates our body but also strengthens
our
 immunity to various diseases thereby helping us to remain young.


Massage : It is skin which shows our age. So keep your skin hydrated and
moisturized. Massage your skin with sweet almond oil or coconut oil once in
a fortnight to  delay aging. Massage helps us to feel relaxed and energizes
us. It improves blood circulation and keeps your skin wrinkle free.
Do not massage when your stomach is full or when you are sick. 


Mental Health : Always keep yourself engaged. Read a book, do crossword
puzzles, sudoku to keep your brain active. Enjoy friendships, foster good relationship with family members, learn a new hobby, maintain interest as
these will help to reduce stress and make you feel happy.

Be optimistic in life and learn to forgive others. Dress well, love yourself, try to have a new look as it makes you feel happy and helps you to remain young. By having Strong family ties, good friendships, healthy diet, good mental health and staying physically active, one can age gracefully.


Beauty Diet

Your diet contributes a great deal towards making you beautiful. Therefore eating a proper healthy diet is important to keep looking beautiful. Given below are a number of food items that you should include in your beauty diet.
  • Almonds: These nuts are known for their anti-aging properties. They contain a lot of vitamin E and have a high amount of fatty acids that help to keep your skin supple. Almonds also contain antioxidant selenium. Do not too many of them as they will add calories. A handful is enough.
  • Protein: To keep nails strong and moisturized by eating plenty of protein. Protein helps in the build up of keratin. Keratin is the substance that makes up nails. Skinless, boneless chicken breast, lean turkey, tuna and beans are rich in proteins.
  • Vitamin B: Food that is rich in vitamin B makes your hair shiny. Important sources of this vitamin are eggs, milk, green vegetables and poultry. Silica is important to keep your hair elastic, shiny and healthy. Raw oats, cucumber skin, onions and bean sprouts are rich in this mineral.
  • Fish: Eating oily fish like salmon that contain omega-3 fatty acids will help hydrating and nourishing skin.
  • Zinc and Calcium: Both these minerals help in eradicating pimples. Zinc is found in oysters, turkey, seafood, eggs and milk. Calcium is no doubt good for your bones, but helps in clearing your skin too. Calcium rich foods like skim milk, low-fat cheese and yogurt. These foods not only remove pimples but reduce wrinkles as well.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps in the build up of collagen, which reduces wrinkles. When your skin has more collagen your skin retains its elasticity and wrinkles take longer to form. Kiwi fruit is the best source of vitamin C. Other good sources are oranges, mango, honeydew and papaya.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E is known to ease the swelling and redness associated with sunburns. Swelling causes the stretching of skin that in turns leads to wrinkle formation. Eat plenty of peaches and blueberries to increase the build up of vitamin E in your body.
  • Vitamin C and Iron: Vitamin C and iron together help to reduce the dark circles under your eyes. Eat skinless chicken and red, yellow and orange peppers. These are rich in both and will help in reducing dark circles.
  • Water: Drink as much as water as you can. Water removes the toxins from the body and refreshes your skin and makes in glow. Water hydrates your skin and keeps it supple.
  • Tomatoes: Tomatoes contains skin-caner-fighting antioxidants: beta-carotene, vitamin C and lycopene. Eat tomatoes in any form and you will ingest these antioxidants. To increase the body's absorption of lycopene cook tomatoes in a little olive oil.
  • Apples and Celery: To remove stain from the enamel of your teeth eat crunchy foods like apples and celery.



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