The Perfect Body. Written by Deborah Caruana RN, MES, CPT
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What if we all completely forgot about having a perfect body and refocused on being healthy? We’d lose all emotional baggage that comes with perfection. We’d focus instead, on health and feeling good. We would eat properly and sensibly and exercise. Lots of vegetables, lean proteins and some whole grains. Nutrient packed foods, which have negative calories because they're work for body to break them down. It’s man made foods that tempt us and make us eat too much because they just taste so…good? These foods spoil our taste buds: sugar, processed foods, white flour, hydrogenated oils. They take away pleasure of simpler more complex flavors. Plus these once nutritious foods are processed into empty fat storing, blood sugar raising caloric dumping. Yes, okay sometimes we can indulge with a glass of wine or piece of chocolate. We can't always say no. Halloween and holidays are imminent and we need good habits to fortify our resolve without being rigid. Here’s a strategy! Eat healthy foods first. Relish them and get satisfied. After meal is when you go for 'bad' or 'fun' food if you still need to. You’ll only eat a little, because you’re sated. There are no diet secrets, only common sense. Of course there is role of social stigma and media continuing to rev engine of needing to have a perfect body. But we know better now. We may not look like a super star or model but maybe our natural healthy glow from our zoning through life in good health will give us longevity and quality of life we all desire. Part of being productive in our daily life is exercise. Our advanced technology affords us time to make time for daily exercise. Our bodies need, crave it and respond to it once habit is formed. One thorough give it your all effort, for one hour a day is plenty. Exercise is what keeps you looking, feeling and being young. Exercise for survival is part of our evolution. Did our predecessors ever prioritize a perfect body? So forget about perfection. Now get out there eat healthy, exercise and find your zone to enjoy life to its fullest. PS. Can we have perfect body? Absolutely! Can you keep it once you’ve got it? Definitely! But only way it will really stay is a lot of rigid control (saying no) or a lot of losing control by ‘zoning’ and regular exercise. Deborah Caruana RN, AAHRFP, NASM, ACE. Vital Signs Fitness.com EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEBORAH is a highly respected authority in personal training for overall health and fitness, with more than 22 years of experience and success.
RETINOL: ONE OF THE BEST OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTI-WRINKLE INGREDIENTSWritten by Valerie Goettsch
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Using a retinol cream will encourage exfoliation of these dead skin cells so healthier cells can surface. Skin will appear softer and smoother and pores will appear smaller. Skin will look younger and healthier. With stimulation of collagen production, skin cells will be plumper, more like they were in our youth.
The cell rejuvenation caused by vitamin A has also been shown to be helpful on acne patients because exfoliation unclogs pores and helps fade acne scars.
When looking for a vitamin A or retinol creme product, look for one with a high enough level of retinol to be effective.
Popular Retinol-Containing Products
Vitamin A or Retinol is main ingredient found in skin creams and lotions of several popular product lines including DDF, SkinScience, M.D. Forte, and TYK Young Again.
Valerie Goettsch is webmaster of the site www.Skin-Sage.com, which is dedicated to reviewing anti-aging and anti-wrinkle skin care products and offering tips on achieving younger looking skin.