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Simple Pleasures!

 

Hi there!

 

Metabolism (Μεταβολισμός) is the chemical changes
within our body’s cells.
It is based on the number of calories we burn
during the day.

The basic rules are:
Eat less and burn more to lose weight.
Eat and burn the same to maintain weight.

Sometimes our metabolism can slow down, in which
case we need to eat specific foods and take certain
steps to increase its rate again.

 

 

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Eating:


1)
Eat healthy small protein meals every three hours.

2) Every morning eat a good healthy breakfast.

3) Eat fresh fruits and salads which contain enzymes
for better nutrient absorption.

4) Eat fatty fish which contain Omega oils to increase
 the metabolic rate.
 

Exercising:


1)
Keep moving as well as standing during the day.

2) Do some kind of weight lifting twice a week.

3) Go for a swim, if possible.
 

Weights

 

Various:


1)
Use vinegar in your food to stimulate fat burning.

2) Drink cool water and fresh lemon juice.

3) Drink green tea.

4) Alternate your calorie intake every now and then
 to stimulate your metabolism.
 

If you follow the above choices on a regular basis
the difference in your body’s metabolic rate will
be very considerable.

Finally your body will be healthy and strong, and
your weight will be fluctuating within very
reasonable levels.

 

 

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Los Ojos Verdes

 

Hi there!

 

I don’t like television much, but I watch detective
films and romantic comedies.
I need glasses when I read but I don’t wear sight
glasses at any other time.
Certainly I wear sunglasses when I go out.

For our eyes to be healthy, they need exercise,
proper diet and rest.
The skin around the eyes is very delicate and prone to lines;
so it needs daily moisturisation to keep soft and wrinkle-free.

Many people have either puffy eyes or dark circles beneath.
For some individuals these problems may be genetic.
But as we grow older our skin weakens, and loses
elasticity and fat, so puffiness and circles become noticeable.

 

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The Solutions 

 

Under-Eye Circles:


1)    Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine

They both cause dehydration in the body, so any
dark circles we have beneath our eyes become
much more obvious.

2)    Use Concealer

A good quality concealer will disguise the dark circles; 
but it has to be one shade lighter than our skin for best results.

3)    Sleep

During sleeping the body repairs itself. 
Get a minimum of six hours of sleep to minimise any
dark circles beneath the eyes.

 

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Eye Puffiness:

 

1)   Drink

Consume healthy drinks during the day  to stay hydrated.
This will keep skin firm and also help puffy eyes.

2)   Reduce Salt

Too much salt causes water retention in the body,
which causes puffy skin.
Reduce your salt intake by eliminating processed
foods from your diet.

3)   Use Compresses

Put cool tea bags over each eye and lie down for
15 minutes to relax.

 

Diet for Healthy Eyes 

 

a)   Eat fatty fish for the Omega 3 oils.

b)   Eat dark green leafy vegetables for their carotenoid content.

c)   Eat eggs, onions and garlic for their sulphur compounds.

d)   Eat fruits for their multi-vitamin content.

e)   Eat sweet potatoes and carrots for Vitamin A.

f)   Eat protein foods for Vitamin B complex.

 

 

 

Paso Doble!

Hi there!

 

Matta was taking dance lessons for years now.
It was something she enjoyed tremendously not
only for the exercise but 
the music made her feel
as if she was living another mystical life.

 

Tonight she was tired.
It was late and she decided to have a light dinner
and 
went to bed as usual.
The sharp pain in her leg woke her up from her deep sleep.
Half-asleep she was frightened because she didn’t
know what was happening.

 

Then she realised her calf was tight as a knot and
extremely painful.
Her first thought was to get up, but recalling her
dancing experiences from previous years 
she
realised it would suffice to massage her leg.

 

Leg cramps at night are a common incident.
The most simple and common reason for having a leg cramp is
over-exertion and imbalance of minerals due to dehydration.
There are some very simple steps we can take to prevent this problem.

 

Daskalio

 

The Rescuers


1)   Drink enough liquids during the day to stay hydrated.
2)   Stretch your calves every now and then for 30 seconds during the day.
3)   Take a Vitamin D3 supplement daily – at least 600IU.
4)   Take a Calcium supplement daily or eat calcium rich foods (Cheese, Yogurt)
5)   Take a Magnesium supplement or eat magnesium rich foods (whole grains)
6)   Take an Omega 3 supplement or eat Wild Salmon two to three times weekly.
7)    Be physically active on a daily basis.

 

To treat a sudden leg cramp, massage the affected area
softly stretching the leg, 
until the knot has softened — a matter
of 10 minutes or so — and is not seriously painful any more.
Relax the leg until the problem is completely gone — a matter of 40 minutes or so.