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Healthy Eating/Healthy Skin

We all know that eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grain is essential for a healthy lifestyle. But what about healthy skin? What you eat has an effect on your skin. A healthy lifestyle benefits you in many ways. Healthy and youthful looking skin is one of those benefits.

Those bright red fruits and vegetable such as tomatoes, ruby red grapefruit, and red bell peppers are vital because of lycopene, an important antioxidant which fight free radicals. Free radicals are said to damage the body's cells including the skin cells.

You still have to consider sun damage when you think about healthy skin. The best way to avoid sun damage is to stay out of the sun. However if you can't do they, you should make sure to eat bright orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. You might ask why? Beta-carotene, form of vitamin A, is the reason. Eating carrots is not only good for your vision but they also contribute to healthy skin and helping you fight against sun damage.

Strength Training

For shoulders and triceps
  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and legs slightly bent
  • Hold a 5 pound weight in each hand (palms facing each other)in front of your thighs
  • Keep arms straight (don't lock elbows)
  • Slowly raise them until your hands are overhead
  • Upper arms should be close to your ears
  • Bend your arms and lower your hands behind your head until the weight touch your shoulders
  • Straighten your arms and then lower them to your thighs, this completes a repetition
Exercise for upper arms
  • Bend with body at 45 degree angle
  • Back and neck straight and in line
  • Elbows low and close to the body and arms bent to form 95 degree angle
  • Slowly straighten your arms
  • Then slowly bend your elbows, this completes a rep
  • Done correctly and you can watch your arm jiggle disappear

To find out more facts regarding women strength training go to Women Strength Training.

Fun Summer Activities

  • Broom ball is fun for all ages. It is played on ice and makes a great summer time activity during the hot days of summer. Check out a ice rink near you and gather friends and have fun.
  • Belly dancing is fun and really tone those abdomen muscles. Grab a friend and get in touch with muscle you didn't know about.
  • Volunteer to assist with a special needs sports program. You will get an opportunity to meet some really amazing children and have fun at the same time.
  • Make some homemade ice cream, get some fruit and nuts and make a sundae creation.

Grab a friend and get in touch with muscles you didn't know about.

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Take time this summer to slow down and enjoy the simple things. Take the time to listen and be involved with your loved ones. It's easy to feel transparent even though you are around your family and friends each day. However do you really take time to listen and communicate with them? Remember it's not about making sure to catalog the pictures, or making those greeting cards, or scrapbooking. You might miss the moment while trying to preserve the memories. The most important memories are the times spent together with each other.

The best vacation can be right in your home town going to places together and not spending time traveling and living out of hotels. Sometimes you just need to take time to reconnect with each other over a cup of coffee, over a simple lunch, over a game of checkers, or a picnic lunch in the park and taking the time to toss a freebie or enjoy some poetry. Now is the time to get back to the basics.

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