Tag Archive | Exercise

Jelly – Belly !

 

Hi there!

 

Cat and Chez met at their gym this afternoon, since
they were both taking the six o’clock aerobics class.
They warmed up in the jogging machines for a
while, then entered the room waiting for their
trainer to start the class.

It was an extremely enjoyable routine for fifty
uninterrupted minutes, after which they went
next door to the cafe for a drink and a chat.

I’m still very concerned about this bulge in my
abdomen;    I’ve already limited my calories, and
as you know,  I’m exercising every day.
But to no avail  —  it still persists ,
Cat said feeling distressed.

I don’t feel good in my body or in my clothes;
and I don’t know what to wear, especially in the
summer, to cover up this growth in front of me
she continued almost in tears.

I know exactly what you mean;   it’s very difficult
to lose belly fat  —  I’ve been fighting against this 
upsetting problem myself for many years now
Chez replied in a sad tone.

 

Fat Flower

 

Hot Potato

 

Lower body fat is a considerable worry for most
women.
Everybody wants to feel comfortable, attractive
and relaxed in their clothes.
Unfortunately, this abdominal fat is really stubborn,
and it will still stay there even if you diet and
exercise regularly.

This dangerous fat is connected with a number of
health problems, and it really is worse than just
being generally overweight.
So you do need to take all necessary steps to regulate
it and keep it under control.

Obviously it is not easy to eliminate this fat, so you must
be very willing, absolutely determined and completely
persistent to undertake solid permanent lifestyle changes.

A small amount of belly fat is good for you to protect
your lower internal organs.
But if it becomes a lot it is not healthy any more.

Apart from being overweight in general due to 
over-eating and muscle loss, the most common causes
of stubborn abdominal fat are the following:

 

Red Flower

 

a)     Adrenal Imbalance

When you are constantly stressed your adrenal glands 
keep on releasing excess cortisol and adrenaline,
causing serious hormonal imbalances in your body.
As a consequence, it starts accumulating surplus of 
fat in the abdominal area.

The Answer

Manage your stress levels by avoiding or minimising
all stressors in your life.
Also use meditation, deep breathing, herbs and nature
walks 
to reduce your cortisol levels.

b)     Oestrogen dominance

Excess oestrogen in your body encourages storage
of fat in the abdominal area.
Accumulation of this female hormone is encouraged
by eating conventionally raised meats and their
products as well as fish.
Also there is another contribution by the
environmental 
toxins and poisons.

The Answer

The only thing you can do to avoid oestrogen
overload is to avoid all the above mentioned
harmful items in your everyday life.

c)     Menopause

During the climacteric years the female hormones
fluctuate a lot, and as a result the body stores
fat in the abdomen to balance these changes.

The answer

Manage your menopause status by reading detailed
advice in my earlier post Vicissitude!.

d)     Insulin Resistance

If you follow an unhealthy diet , eventually your
body will be unable to respond properly to insulin
production.
The final result will be that the excess blood sugar
will be converted to fat and stored in your
abdominal area.

The answer

Eliminate all processed carbohydrates from your 
diet, and eat only pure whole foods.
Also eat healthy fats, vegetables, fruits, organic
meats and wild sea foods.

 

Fat White Flower

 

Cause Celebre

 

Here are some more tools for you to help you 
lose some abdominal fat:

1)     Exercise to build and maintain muscle tissue.
Adopt the simplest of the exercises, which is Walking.
Walk every day at a moderate pace for thirty ( 30 )
minutes.
Keep on moving and standing the rest of day.

2)     Sleep for seven ( 7 ) hours every night, including
weekends.
This will keep you relaxed and burn fat in the body.

3)     Boost and support your gastrointestinal microbiota
to help you digest and absorb your foods better.
Eat fibrous foods and take a high quality probiotic
supplement, every other day.

Believe in yourself.

 

 

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Culicidae!

 

Hi there!

 

……….  It was a glorious hot summer evening
with a cloudless blue sky.
It had been such an awesome weather all day, that
it
would have been a waste to spend it indoors.

I really felt invited to sit outdoors, so I took my
tall glass of ice tea and sat in my comfortable
arm-chair on the balcony, to enjoy the tranquil views
and the 
hot sea breeze.

I was feeling serene and excited, when suddenly
I felt a sharp piercing on my lower left leg.
Almost immediately it started itching, and soon
I noticed a red bump appearing.

I was really disturbed and very annoyed by that;
my beautiful, magnificent and peaceful evening
outdoors was destroyed. 

I got up, went into the house and took my tea
tree oil bottle. 
I rubbed a few drops on my red skin, which felt
immediately better, but it still took some time to cure.

Since then,  I decided to dress properly with long
sleeves and trousers before I ever sit outdoors during
the summer months “……….

 

Aircraft

 

De Havilland Mosquito

 

Mosquitoes have been around for the last two
hundred and ten million years;     and there are
almost four thousand species worldwide.
They are a very big problem people have to face
in many countries, especially in tropical climates
and around the Equator.

Being bitten by a mosquito is an extremely
annoying thing and potentially dangerous.
They are very harmful in general, and they can
transmit various diseases.

Only female mosquitoes are attracted to human
beings, because they need to feed on our blood
for its protein content.
They puncture our skin with their proboscis
and suck out the blood.

For this process to be successful, they release a
kind of saliva to maintain the blood thin and
flowing.
Our immune system then releases histamines
to regulate the inflammation on the site.

All this procedure is causing itchiness and a red
bump;    depending on how sensitive each individual
is, the bump can be bigger or smaller.

 

Ducks on a pond

 

Grant Respite

 

During the summer months be especially
careful in order to avoid the mosquitoes’
unpleasant bites.

Avoid the following:

1)     Going out at dawn and at dusk because
these are the mosquitoes’ peak feeding times.

2)     Wearing dark clothes because they attract
mosquitoes.
Aim for loose, light-coloured
garments,
long trousers and long sleeves
when outdoors,
as well as closed shoes.

3)     Being close to stagnant waters,  any rubbish
and composts.
Remove any standing water 
from around your house.   

4)     Getting too hot.
Always try to stay cool.

5)     Exercising outdoors because the build-up
of lactic acid will attract mosquitoes immediately.

6)     Travelling to countries close to Equator or
any countries with tropical climate.

7)     Using any products with various perfumes
on your body.

8)     Drinking alcohol, especially beer.

9)      Leaving your windows and doors open in
your house or car.   Keep them closed to prevent
mosquitoes from getting inside.

 

Bumblebee

 

The Guardian Angels

 

To be on the safe side use the following
natural repellents:

a)     Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
b)     Lavender Essential Oil
c)     Peppermint Essential Oil
d)     Thyme Essential Oil
e)     Tea Tree Essential Oil
f)     Sage Essential Oil

Rub the above mentioned oils on your exposed
skin, your arms and legs to repel mosquitoes.

 

Koi Pond

 

A l s o  :

 

f)     Eat garlic and lemon

g)     Take Vitamin B complex

h)     Burn Citronella Oil in a diffuser

i)      Rub Pure Vanilla Extract on your exposed skin

If you are bitten, here are the most effective
natural remedies for you to consider:

 

    Soak a cotton ball in Apple Cider Vinegar or
Lemon Juice, and keep on pressing on the bite
until you feel more comfortable.

*     Slice up a Cucumber and hold a slice on the
bite for as long as it is necessary.

*     Put Aloe Vera gel  on the bite to help with
the healing process.

*     Mix some Baking Soda and Salt with a little
water and place the paste on the affected area.

*      Apply Essential Oil of Tea tree on the bite.

 

Fountain

 

I n     C o n c l u s i o n  :

 

Mosquitoes are attracted to humans due to their
scent, heat and humidity.
Most importantly though,  it is down to our genes
how much our body is attractive to the mosquitoes.

This is because we carry very specific bacteria on
our skin that emit an individual smell.
Also, various species of mosquitoes prefer different
parts of our body to attack.
Especially, if you are a Blood Type O you will definitely
attract more mosquitoes than other blood types.

Ideally the best thing to do is to try and avoid being
bitten in the first place.
If you are in the house use air conditioning, and
always trap and kill any mosquitoes you see on the
walls immediately.

N o t e :

All the above mentioned are the best natural cures
and home remedies for you to adopt.
If any of you intends to travel to a tropical country
or any other high risk place, you should consider
a good commercial product to avoid catching any
serious disease.

Have a Nice Summer !!

 

 

Apple-Pie!

 

Hi there!

 

The wild Olive Tree originated in Asia Minor, where
Neolithic tribes were collecting its wild fruit.

The Olive Tree was first domesticated around seven
thousand (7000) years ago, when olives were turned
into oil. 

The oldest olive tree is thought to be around three
thousand (3000) years old, and it is found in Crete.

Olive oil has been used in rituals, in medicine, as a fuel,
in soaps, as a home remedy, as a lubricant and in skin care.

The Tree Of Eternity

 

Glittery Ocean

 

Note – Perfect

 

When we talk about Mediterranean Diet, we mean
a specific and unique mix of traditional ingredients,
used by people living in the various countries 
bordering the Mediterranean Sea, during the period
of 1950s and 1960s.

We do not mean the cuisine of a specific country, but
a general diet to follow in your every day life for as
long as you live.

The specific ingredients have been evaluated and
found to offer a lot of health benefits, because they 
contain all the essential nutrients we require.

According to studies, by following a Mediterranean
Diet you can have a healthy and long life.
It has been shown to promote heart health, to 
reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s
and Alzheimer’s diseases, and to manage weight.

Certainly, all these incorporate the traditional
complete lifestyle of the people living in countries
like Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, etc.

 

Fishing

 

The Diet Of The Poor

 

The Mediterranean Diet is a very appetizing and
enjoyable way to eat.
Here is how to put it all together:

a)     Eat a lot of vegetables every day with your lunch
and dinner, but avoid potatoes.
If you have any with your meals, eat only sweet potatoes.
Preferably the vegetables should be all fresh, but frozen
are also acceptable.

b)     Eat only whole grain foods like, wheat products,
oats and brown rice with all your meals.

c)      Eat all kinds of nuts, especially almonds and seeds,
but avoid the ones that have been treated with salt.

d)     Eat extra virgin olive oil raw on your meals, and
cook with olive oil your daily foods.

e)     Use all herbs fresh and dried, as well as various spices,
in your every day cooking.

f)     Eat wild caught fish baked or grilled, two (2) to 
three (3) times a week.

g)     Replace all red meat with fresh organic or free 
range poultry like, chicken and turkey.

h)     Eat fresh organic or free range eggs, a minimum
of four (4) times a week.

i)      Eat legumes like, beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas
with one of your meals daily.

j)     Eat a minimum of two (2) fruits every day, one in your
breakfast and one as a snack.

k)     If you eat dairy at all, eat only low fat products on rare
occasions and in small quantities.

l)     Eat pure honey as a sweet and dried fruits,
when you want a treat.

m)   If you drink alcohol, limit it only to specific occasions.

n)    Drink plenty of liquids, including pure tea (if you do not
have a problem with caffeine) and plenty of herbal teas.
Avoid fru
it juices because they contain concentrated sugar.

 

Rocky Coast

 

Short And Sweet

 

According to scientific research the closer you follow
the Mediterranean diet the greater the health 
advantages you will enjoy.
It contains all the necessary nutrients required for
good health.

Clear all unhealthy temptations from your home, 
and adopt the new habit of following the Mediterranean
diet,  for prevention of all chronic serious diseases.

Also make certain you follow the Mediterranean
healthy lifestyle which includes the following:

1)     Enjoy your every day meals with your family.
2)     Take plenty of exercise by walking daily for a
minimum of thirty (30) minutes.
3)     Try to enjoy your life in general.
4)     Socialize with positive and healthy people.

Now it is time for you to introduce and establish
your new Mediterranean diet routine.

 

 

 

 

 

Springtide!

 

Hi there!

It was a beautiful, sunny and warm spring
afternoon when Jo decided to walk back to his
office, after his lunch meeting.

As he was walking down the lane enjoying
the peaceful atmosphere, suddenly he started
feeling his eyes itching and his nose becoming
stuffy and runny.

Not again;   every now and then I have to suffer
the same uncomfortable situation he said to
himself appearing very annoyed.

As thousands of people everywhere, he had
experienced the symptoms of a very irritating
seasonal allergy attack.

By now he was feeling distressed and miserable,
so he decided to hurry back to his office and
handle this problem appropriately.
He did not want this troublesome situation to
interfere with his work ………….

 

Bumble Bee on Flower

 

Bad Blood

 

Spring is in the air:   we now enjoy longer days,
warmer and sunnier weather, we notice lots of
insects and birds around and see the new flowers
blooming.

But for many people, the beautiful and so much
anticipated spring is bringing all these annoying
seasonal allergies.
It is all about the tree pollen at this wonderful
time of the year.

Tree and flower pollens disperse and travel through
the air.   Consequently people inhale these irritants
without noticing it and start developing various
allergic reactions.

An allergic reaction to an external stimulus
is a dynamic immune response and affects mainly
the respiratory system.
Many people are genetically predisposed towards
allergic attacks.

But in general allergies are a sign that some
body systems like, the immune or the adrenal

or the digestive are weakened to some extent;
so basically these type of allergies are customized
for each person separately.

As with many other problems, there is a good
number of natural remedies you can try at home,
before you run to the pharmacy and buy an allergy
medication, which could cause side effects.

 

Red Flower

 

Punch The Clock

 

Your risk of suffering a seasonal allergy is much
greater if you are already under stress or you are
pregnant ( for young women ) or you are going through
any illness and your immune system is compromised.

S y m p t o m s

The symptoms of seasonal allergies are usually
mild but can extend to severe ones.
They are as follows:

1)     Runny or Blocked Nose
2)     Repeated Sneezing
3)     Itchy, Watery or Red Eyes
4)     Itchy Throat or Ears or Nose
5)     Ear Congestion
6)     Postnasal Drip
7)     Headache
8)     Shortness of Breath
9)     Repeated Coughing
10)   Tiredness and Fatigue
11)   Irritability and Mood Swings

 

Yellow Flowers

 

C u r e s

The best natural remedies for seasonal allergies
are the following:

a)     Take a Quercetin and Bromelain supplement
together or separately on a daily basis.

b)     Take a Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids supplement
two (2) to three (3) gr per day.

c)     Take a good quality Probiotics supplement.

d)     Take a Vitamin E supplement of 200IU.

e)     Take a Zinc supplement 20mg – 30mg daily.

 

Purple Flowers

 

In Conclusion

a)     Follow the most healthy lifestyle possible, to
prepare your body and enhance your immune
system to fight this uncomfortable problem.

b)     Follow a wholesome, balanced and nutritious diet,
and stay well hydrated during the day.

c)     Take regular exercise, rest, relax and sleep properly
for six to seven hours at least.

d)     Rinse your nose with Saline Solution many times
during the day to soothe and keep your passages
clean from allergens.

e)     Limit your exposure to pollens by wearing a hat and
sun glasses when you go outside.

f)     Keep your house and car windows closed during 
the day.

g)     Dust and vacuum your house at least once a week.

h)     Diffusing essential oils of Lavender and Peppermint
will improve circulation and relieve stress.

Get well soon.

Good Luck !!

 

 

 

 

Deja Vu!

 

Hi there!

 

Last week Seve celebrated her birthday.
A big new decade was starting;   she was entering
a new era in her life, and 
she had to create her new self.

I’m right on top of everything she said to her
long-time partner.

Everyday is mine to do as I please:   I take good care of
myself by eating healthy and
looking after my appearance;
I go for daily walks, I love and laugh a lot;   I have a mission:
to be creative and help
people like me she continued.

She walked into the bedroom and looked  herself in the
wardrobe mirror    but
she could not see very clearly
without her
glasses anymore.

No matter what happens, I do love myself as I am now,
and I do feel powerful she
thought to herself………

 

Waterfall

 

Razzle – Dazzle

 

Every day we are alive we age.
Women in their 50s and 60s are now more self-confident,
fearless and feel more
secure with themselves.

They know who they are, what they want and certainly
how to dress.

It is a false belief that older women are sexless,
old-fashioned, dull and out of sight.

On the contrary, they are strong, sensual, bold and
glamorous as ever.

In fact a great number of these older women
are now more stylish than when they were young.

They can still have glowing skin and manage
to attract a lot of attention wherever they go,
outshining many younger women.

They are growing cooler with age, and have kept
their enthusiasm and passion for all nice things
including fashion.

 

Ant

 

Driving Force

 

It is all about motivation.
How to make the most of your life at the age
you are now:
to be grateful for all your blessings and be true
to yourself;
to be creative and enjoy all things in life.

 

Basic Steps To Become Motivated

 

a)     You will need a specific powerful thought
to inspire and encourage you, like
I Am The Master Of My Own Fate “.

b)     Choose and remind yourself the peak moment
when you were doing extraordinary well in your
life, and use this to fuel yourself to feel strong
and powerful now.

c)     Keep your body busy and active.
Go walking in nature and look at the trees and
plants around you.

d)     Be optimistic, think positively about
ageing and love yourself.
Take positive action to achieve your new goals
and make things happen.

 

Guitarist

 

Spark Plug

 

Welcome this next chapter of your life, and
understand that you are entering into a
phase of liberation and total freedom.

You are entering a
period of maturity and
sophistication, a
stage of wisdom and intelligence.

How you age is a personal choice to some
extent.
Do not panic or overreact to the
new changes.
Feeling distressed is not
going to help in any way.

Get the hang on the new you and celebrate
yourself.
Value and cherish your time on
earth, and age
like a fine wine.

You are only as old as you feel. 

Keep saying FORWARD.

Feel young and be stylish forever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pergamum!

 

Hi there!

 

I met Al a few years ago, when he was
decorating my new house.
Al was a good looking 45 year old, happy man
with lots of clients.
But Al had a horrible secret.

Every now and then he had to avoid going to
work and stay at home, because he was suffering
from these crippling headaches.

It’s one of the worst feelings;    I start
experiencing a building pressure that grows
worse and worse, then I feel dizzy and nauseated
until I throw up.
I have to stay in bed because I feel so weak and
really sick until this headache goes gradually,
which takes usually a couple of days .
He said to me one morning on one of his breaks.

I remember my father was suffering from
these debilitating headaches, so it seems it is
in my genes;    the only thing I can do now is to
take preventative measures not to suffer it
very often ” ……….

 

Thick clouds

 

Claudius Galenus Hemicrania

 

Migraine is an intense and very strong headache
in one side of the head.
According to research, the nerve cells in the
brain become overstimulated and release chemicals,
that cause inflammation and swelling in the
blood vessels in the brain.

It can affect people of all ages, and it can last from
four hours to three days.
Migraine is a very common condition, and it affects
an estimated 20% of females and 10% of males
worldwide.

The majority of all sufferers will experience an
attack before or around the age of forty years old.
A number of people suffer very often, others
are in pain only occasionally.
The causes and triggers of migraine headaches
are very individual to the patient.

 

Sun in cloudy sky

 

Papyrus Ebers

 

Many factors can induce a migraine attack,
and they can take place up to 24 hours prior
to the onset of the headache itself.
The following are the main triggers:

1)     Genetic predisposition
2)     Certain diet, irregular meals or dehydration
3)     Excessive exercise
4)     Stress, anxiety or depression
5)     Travel and jet lag
6)     Very loud noise
7)     Very bright or flickering lights
8)     Hormone fluctuations
9)     Smoke or smoking
10)   Very heavy smells    
11)    Various medicines
12)    Variable sleeping patterns
13)    Too much caffeine or alcohol
14)    Various weather changes
15)    Many food additives
16)    Sexual activity

The following are the basic important symptoms
of a migraine headache:

a)     Pulsating headache
b)     Lightheadedness
c)     Various body sensations
d)     Visual sensitivity
e)     Hearing sensitivity
f)     Nausea and vomiting

The prognosis for these headache attacks can be,

*     the symptoms can continue in the same way
    the symptoms can become worse
    the symptoms can continue but be reduced and milder
*     the symptoms can clear up completely

 

Clear bright sun

 

Aretaeus Of Cappadocia

 

Here are the best natural options for migraine
relief, to prevent, reduce and manage this debilitating
headache:

a)     Exercise

Take moderate exercise like walking on a daily basis
to eliminate tension, stress and anxiety, which are
very well-known triggers for migraine attacks.

b)     Leisure

Adopt relaxation techniques like Yoga and massage
to unwind and feel calm and peaceful.

c)     Coenzyme Q10

Take this supplement regularly to improve the
circulation in the brain and stabilize the blood
sugar levels in the body.

d)     Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Take this supplement on a daily basis to reduce
inflammation in the body and the frequency
of migraines.

e)     Vitamins

Take Vitamin B complex every day.
Take Vitamin C every day.
Take Vitamin E every day.
To prevent migraine attacks.

f)     Magnesium

Take this supplement daily to relax the nerves
and the muscles in the body.

g)     Elimination Diet

Remove all allergens and chemicals
from your diet.

 

pergamumu-4

 

—  If you are already suffering from a migraine,
try the following home remedies:

1)     Apply Lavender essential oil topically on
the temples a number of times a day, as well
as inhaling its aroma.

2)     Acupressure points to try:
GV24.5 (The Third Eye point) between the
eyebrows.
Press this point firmly for one minute.

LI4 (He Gu point) the muscle between thumb
and index.
Press firmly this point alternatively for one minute.

PC6 (Nei Guan) inner forearm, between the two
tendons, three finger breadths below the wrist.
Press this point firmly for as long as necessary.

3)     If you can drink anything, make chamomile
or lime tea and sip it slowly.

4)     Rest or sleep in a dark and quiet room
until you feel better.

  If you choose to use any medication,
try over the counter common painkillers, but
in soluble or liquid form for faster absorption.
Also you can use an anti-emetic suppository.

Medicines should always be taken at the beginning
of the attack in order to be effective.

The Head Ache
by George Cruikshank
London 02/1819

 

 

 

Anhydrous!

 

Hi there!

 

For the last eight months she has been going
through a difficult and very stressful divorce.
She was feeling worried, continuously tense
and extremely scared of the future.

Once again she woke up in the middle of the
night totally distressed.
She started tossing and turning  —  and the
time was passing without her being able to go
back to sleep again.

For some time now she has been feeling complete
discomfort in her private parts.
As the time was going she found out that her
vulvae had become dry as a bone.

It’s unbearable.   I can’t go to my gym anymore,
I can’t walk properly, I can’t sleep at night ……..
I must get some
advice as soon as possible ,
she thought.

And so she did, although she was feeling extremely
embarrassed to discuss this delicate issue…………

 

Red Rose

 

Lusus Naturae

 

Vaginal dryness is the quiet plague.
It is the widespread problem most women
hesitate to discuss with anyone because they
feel nervous, afraid and embarrassed.

It can affect any woman between the ages
of
18 to 45 years for various reasons;
but 
it is much more prevalent in women above
the age of 45 years old, when female hormones
start declining and menopause usually starts.

According to surveys an average of 55% or more
of all menopausal women have experienced
vaginal dryness.
Unfortunately this is an extremely uncomfortable,
painful, frustrating and depressing condition,
which needs to be handled properly.

 

Purple Rose

 

Fan The Fire

 

The following are the main risk factors and
triggers for vaginal dryness:

a)     Too much stress and anxiety.
b)     Emotional & Relationship issues.
c)     Intense and excessive exercise.
d)     Childbirth & Breastfeeding.
e)     Allergies & Anti-histamine medications.
f)      Vaginal infections.
g)      Surgical removal of the ovaries.
h)      Endometriosis.
i)       Diabetes.
j)       Radiation & Chemotherapy.
k)      Autoimmune disorder.
l)       Smoking.
m)    Menopause. 

The consequences are very disturbing and can
become debilitating, as follows:

1)     Severe burning.
2)     Intense itching.
3)     Irritation & Inflammation.
4)     Acute soreness.
5)     Sharp Pain.
6)     Difficulty walking.
7)     Reduced sex drive.

 

Pink Flower

 

Shot In The Arm

 

The following are the best recommended
treatments to alleviate this distressing
and painful problem:

a)     Vaginal moisturisers to be used regularly.

b)     Water based lubricants to be used during
any sexual activity.

c)     Vitamin E pure oil or gel.

d)     Natural pure vegetable oils.

e)     Topical use of oestrogen cream/gel for
actual cure.

 

L i f e s t y l e    C h a n g e s

 

1)     Avoid all feminine hygiene products.

2)
     Wash externally only with warm water

using your hand and pat dry.

3)
     Wear loose-fitting cotton underwear and

other clothing.

4)
     Reduce stress by removing most stressors

from your life.

5)
     Maintain a healthy weight.


6)
    Take regular exercise.


7) 
    Eat a healthy diet and drink liquids to stay

hydrated..

8)
     Engage in any sexual activity.

 

Be calm and very patient.

Never give up hope.