What is Preventive Dentistry?

Dentistry is the branch of medicine that takes care of your oral health. It includes your mouth, your gum tissue, your tongue and, the roof of your mouth, and of course, your teeth. Compared to other branches of the health care system, dentistry is proactive by helping with the prevention of diseases and infections rather than being reactive to complicated problems. This practice is generally referred to as preventive dentistry. It is described as caring for your teeth to avoid issues such as cavities, gum disease, and loss enamel among others.

Some consider preventive dentistry as being the steps you take today to save money tomorrow. Even though it is true that restorative dental care is very expensive, easily reaching the tens of thousands of dollars, that should not be your sole consideration to adopt healthy oral hygiene habits. Having healthy gums and beautiful white teeth to show off when you smile, as well as being pain free, should be good motivators to begin your regular visits to the dentist.

In fact, many dentists will tell you that most dental diseases are preventable, but that when you ignore problems, leaving them untreated, an infection might spread to your entire body. Considering this possibility, why not adopt some preventive dentistry habits today? Your process should begin with selecting a dentist practice with a good reputation and committing to visit their office at least twice a year.

Most dentist offices will offer the following advice:

  • Brush your teeth properly at least twice per day
  • Floss everyday
  • Let the hygienist clean and screen your teeth twice per year
  • Eat a balanced-diet low in sugar or simple carbohydrates
  • Avoid snacks between meals
  • Avoid smoking and drinking
  • Wear mouth guards for high risk sports
  • Children should be taught these habits when they are young

When visiting your dentist pymble every six months, you should expect:

  • A comprehensive check up
  • Digital X-rays
  • Education on how to brush, selecting the right toothbrush for you and how to floss
  • Cleaning and scaling
  • Fluoride and/or sealant application

By following these recommendations, you reduce your chances of experiencing cavities, gingivitis, enamel loss and periodontitis. In fact, preventive dentistry is a type of maintenance for your mouth, similar to having the oil changed in your car every three months. By following this routine, it helps reduce, or in some cases even eliminate, further dental treatments that are more invasive such as cutting of the gum or drilling of a tooth. Although gum treatment can be invasive and painful, you are probably more experienced with the process of filling a cavity. Aside from being unpleasant, the procedure includes freezing, drilling of your tooth, filling it with an amalgam of some kind and sealing it. You are left with a weakened tooth, a numbed mouth and a hefty bill. Would it not be simpler to prevent such adventures by following the advice of the professionals? After you consider the pros and cons of preventive dentistry, open the phone book and make an appointment.

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Why Biking is a Good Way to Boost Your Overall Health

Back in the days, riding a bike was meant for kids as their way of having fun. I remember a time when all the kids in the block would come from school and get on their bikes for an evening ride around the neighborhood. Bike riding kept the kids happy and busy.

These days, as much as kids still enjoy bike riding, adults have also joined in the fun. However, what’s different now is the fact that most people have turned to cycling not just to have fun but also to keep their health in check. Cycling basically offers many more health benefits to the body than it does for your social life.

Keep reading for some reasons why you should turn to biking for the best health benefits.

  • Biking is a cardiovascular exercise – According to an expert’s opinion, most health problems can be treated with simple exercises including biking. Therefore, if you are looking for that perfect exercise that will improve your fitness and your cardiovascular function as well, then biking is the ideal thing to do.
  • Biking is good for the joints – As we advance in age, our joints get sore with time. The situation might worsen with time because the older we get the more our bodies get deprived of calcium. To a greater extent, cycling (or biking) is actually beneficial when it comes to keeping those joints strong and functional. In fact, it is one of the best exercises with no pain.
  • Biking will keep your leg muscles vigilant – When you are riding a bike, your leg muscles will be active from the beginning to the end. This will definitely keep them in shape and stronger. However, for that ultimate muscular endurance, cycle on a flat terrain. Additionally, just like it is with any other exercise, make sure that you do some stretches before and after your bike ride.
  • Biking will increase your balance with time – When riding a bike, you are advised to maintain an upright posture, right? Therefore, for you to achieve that, you must ensure that you find a good balance between your body and the bike. It is your balancing ability that will keep you from falling off. Therefore, by learning to balance on a bike, you will also be improving your overall body balance.
  • Biking is a perfect stress relieving exercise – Stress is an inevitable part of our lives, especially if you have kids at home to look after, a demanding job to keep and bills to take care of. Life at this point is not a bed of roses, so stress crawls in from time to time. And because stress does more harm to your overall health, you can kick the stress away by riding a bike after work (or whenever you find time). To make the experience worthwhile, you can invite friends or family to take up the challenge with you.

Now that you know of these amazing health benefits, your next step should be to find the best commuter bike for you and your loved ones. So, to help you with the entire shopping process, here is the complete guide to show you crucial features of a commuter bike that you should consider:

  • Mud guards – Mud guards will make your cycling smooth even in the rainy and heavily muddy seasons. Therefore, when choosing your commuter bike, go for one that comes with already installed mudguards.
  • Bike Locks – Since this is a commuter bike and you will be commuting with it for the better part of the day, you should ensure that it comes with a functional lock. This will help you keep your bike safe when you are away.
  • Hydraulic brakes – No other choice of brakes is as powerful as the hydraulic brakes. If you ride regularly, then this choice of brakes is one that will pay in the long run. The brakes are also highly function for those who love riding even when it is wet outside.
  • Larger tires – Bikes that have larger tires are designed for all types of roads – smooth, bumpy, muddy, wet, you name it. Therefore, if you are looking for a commuter bike that will serve you all year round regardless of the situation outside, then bikes with larger tires are just perfect for you.

Light – Let’s face the truth; commuting on a bike is a very tiring thing to do. So, to give you an easier time, ensure that your choice of bike is light enough for your daily commuting needs.

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Take a break – Go on a Vacation! 3 Events You Must Visit until the End of 2017

The end of 2017 is suddenly approaching a lot faster than it seems possible. But just because the summer’s coming to an end and the fall is steadily approaching, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do, see, and enjoy going on out on the world. In fact, the US alone has some amazing parades and festivals for all to enjoy as we approach the end of the year.

We’ll give you a brief description of these awesome events below. So, when you’re preparing for your trip at the end of the year and aren’t sure where you should go, think about the events we’re about to tell you about and consider visiting these locations at the appropriate time. You’ll be glad you’ve witnessed these amazing and rare opportunities while they still exist.

Fantasy Fest in Key West, Florida

Since 1979, the locals in Key West, Florida decided to create a party that lasts for 10 days in an effort to bring visitors to the area during a gorgeous season when travel and tourism typically tends to slow down. This year in 2017, the annual Fantasy Fest in Key West will take place between October 21 and October 30, so if you’re looking for a fun, exciting, entertaining, and amazing adult experience, please look no further than this incredible event.

It’s truly a wild extravaganza and it’s an event that you’ll never forget for the rest of your life. If you enjoy partying, eating good food, drinking tasty alcohol, and more, then you’ll absolutely have a blast if you visit Key West during this time a year.

There are people raising hell and having a good time in costumes while they partake in many libations while singing, dancing, and ultimately having an amazing experience. Plus the food is out of this world awesome and you’re going to love every second of an experience that can’t be beat.

So do yourself a huge favor and visit Key West for Fantasy Fest from October 21 to the 30th in 2017 this year. You will not regret it if you love partying, drinking, letting loose, having a good time, and finally freeing yourself from adult responsibilities at least for a little while!

Village Halloween Parade

The Village Halloween Parade in New York City is an event that will stick with you for the rest of your life. If you love celebrating Halloween with lots of fun loving people, then you’re in for a treat because they shut down 6th Avenue along the parade route and all of the wonderful people in costumes get to show off their amazing creations in the city that never sleeps.

If you go to New York City on October 31 to become part of the Village Halloween Parade this year, just know that they aren’t going to let you march down 6th Avenue unless you’re wearing a costume. Plus, they have a theme every year – it hasn’t been announced yet as of the time of this writing – so you’ll want to possibly wear a costume according to the theme, so keep that in mind.

Festival of Lights

Take a break - Go on a Vacation! 3 Events You Must Visit until the End of 2017 gnome

The Festival of Lights is held in Riverside, California every year. This year’s festival begins on November 25 and ends on January 6, 2018. Hosted by the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, they will present thousands of lights as part of multiple events including a switch on ceremony, Santa Claus’s arrival, and horse carriage rides. If you’re looking for an exciting activity to entertain yourself during the winter, visiting the Festival of Lights in Riverside is certainly a good idea.

Conclusion

Please enjoy these three must visit events before the rest of 2017 completely passes you by.

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Wendy Dessler

Wendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.

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How to maintain your softball bats so they last longer

The best way to ensure your softball bat stays longer is by avoiding activities that degrade its quality. These include banging it against cleats or using it on other balls other than softballs. Ensuring that you do not use your bat under extreme heat and turning it several centimeters every time you hit a softball during playtime can also help expand its lifespan. Even so, how long your softball bat lasts depends on how well you clean and dry it.

Having your softball bat get dirty can be an indication how much you enjoy putting it to use. However, the bat can turn out to being filthy if you do not maintain it properly. You can begin to notice a loss of shine on your aluminum softball bat. If this happens, it’s time you considered conducting a thorough clean. There are several ways to clean a softball bat so it looks new again. Here are some easy alternatives you can consider:

  1. Use mild dish washing soap to clean your bat

This is one of the most commonly used ways of cleaning a softball bat. It works well depending on how stubborn the stains on the bat are. With a washcloth and mild soap, use tap water to clean your bat. Begin by wiping the bat using the clean cloth to remove loose dirt. After that, nix warm water and dish washing soap then dip the cloth I the water then wring it well do it has no dripping water. Use the wet cloth to wipe the bat down to clean it.

  1. Remove tough stains with a brush

If the bat has stubborn stains that are hard to remove using the washcloth and warm water, try using a brush. Find a brush with hard bristles or one that is good at removing difficult stains. Do this in a tub with running water and soap. This process might take time so be patient. If you notice that some stubborn areas need more attention, consider using a nylon or plastic scouring pad to clean the stains. Rinse the softball bat using running water to rid it of any residual soap.

  1. Use bat cleaning pastes or liquids

If you are preparing your softball bats for sale, it is advisable to clean it using professional cleaning agents. You will find such pastes and liquids designed specifically for cleaning bats in most stores that stock sports goods. To clean the bat, wet a paper towel and dip it in the cleaning liquid or paste then rub it on the softball bat. If your bat is somewhat new, consider using cleaning liquids or paste to be safe. Some bats are fragile when it comes to paint chips so taking precaution when handling and cleaning them. Another cleaning product that you might find useful in cleaning your softball bat is the magic eraser. If you opt to use this, follow the instruction on the pack and dry it to prevent dampness.

  1. Polish wooden bats

If you use a wooden softball bat, use wood polish to maintain its shiny finish and give it a glow. When you apply wood polish on wooden bats, the polish gets absorbed as the wood gets softened and gets a great finish. Ensure that you do not apply too much polish on the bat as that could make it too soft and lead to breakage.

  1. Use alcohol to remove marks

If you try to remove marks from your bat with chemicals or soap water and it fails, consider rubbing some alcohol on the marks. Take a small part of a cloth and dampen it with alcohol. Rub the areas with marks then dry the bat. If your bat has a leather handle, use shoe polish to clean it up. Ensure the bat it completely dried up to prevent rust. You may also use natural cleaning agents to clean your bat if you want to avoid using harsh chemicals. Some of these include olive oil to remove adhesive and mixture of water and lemon juice or vinegar and water to remove marks. Fine grit sandpaper may also be used to clean bats made from natural wood by running them in the direction of wood grain.

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What is Terpenes in Hemp for CBD Oil?

What makes one Cannabis sativa L. plant different from the next? There are thousands of genetic belonging to both the marijuana plant and the hemp plant and there’s one main factor that sets each strain apart—terpenes. Terpenes went unnoticed for a long time, but over the past few years, they have become far more relevant to the modern cannabis user. Terpenes are composed of isoprene units, which are the building blocks of larger, more complex molecules.

“A terpene analysis is like a fingerprint. It can tell you if it’s the same strain under different names. We can see strains going by various names that have the same terpene profile. We now know those strains are identical.” —Dr. Jeffrey Raber (The Werc Shop, an independent testing facility out of Washington)

Cannabis is not the only plant that excretes terpenes from their glands, but you probably know them as essential oils. Terpenes can be used to make natural soaps, perfumes, and household cleaners smell like rose or lavender or pine. They have even been compared to our own aromatic hormones—pheromones. And just like us, plants use their terpenes to communicate with each other and with animals. The right terpene can keep away destructive pests, while another one will invite pollinators to stop by for a visit.

Over 200 terpenes found in different combinations across the wide range of cannabis genetics but hemp’s terpenes are slightly different. Hemp does not emit the strong flavors and aromas that cannabis and therefore has a more subtle terpene profile than that of marijuana. There is no Pinene, Myrcene, Linalool, Caryophyllene, and Limonene—the predominant aromatic terpenes in marijuaan—but the plant still contains the therapeutic terpene compound, called Cannabidiol, which is non-psychoactive.

You don’t typically hear the two terms used interchangeably, but cannabinoids are just specific terpenes that only marijuana and hemp produce. When you see the words “active ingredients” on your bottle of CBD Drops, you now know that it’s referring to terpenes. Terpenes are bioactive, and as terpene research progresses, we are finding out that each one is a powerful medicine. When more than one terpene work together, they form what is called the “entourage effect” which contributes to the medicinal and therapeutic retain the fidelity of these delicate oils.

Extracting terpenes for CBD oil

Extraction of terpenes is a simple process that has been used for centuries to create natural byproducts from many different types of plants. But extracting terpenes from cannabis is careful work because the Cannabidiol molecule is fragile and cannot remain stable under conditions that are too cold, hot, dry, or moist. The two primary extraction methods are supercritical CO2 extraction and ethanol extraction. The CO2  process involves a solvent being forced through an extraction vessel packed with ground plant material—like water through an espresso machine. You want to have finely ground hemp plant material that will allow the solvent to flow through easily. If the hemp is not evenly ground, it won’t extract effectively, and your CBD oil will be weak. Pharma Hemp uses a tried-and-tested process that has worked on an industrial scale for years, and the proof is in our lab tests.

With the pressure under control, several pumps cycle the supercritical carbon dioxide through the plant matter until all of the cannabinoids and terpenes have been extracted and gathered. The carbon dioxide is then allowed to return to its gaseous form. What is left behind is a dark, concentrated resin that can be modified to achieve different levels of potency for dosing. The resin is used in all of our formulations, from balms to edible oils to versatile CBD crystal.

It’s important for consumers to know that the terpene extraction and refinement process can be tough to execute on a large scale. Not all lab have the right instruments or the sanitary environment for large-scale extractions. Pharma Hemp has years of experience with this process, learning how to maximize purity and develop refinement techniques that result in clean, pure, CBD oil and products made with CBD oil. When done properly, the difference is noticeable. Always look for products that follow these guidelines, or, better yet, just shop Pharma Hemp for all of your CBD oil needs.

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7 Smoking Habit Alternatives Help You to Stay Healthy

Smoking has become one of the dangerous activities that provide addiction to most of the people across the globe. One should know that the people who all are around the smoker might also be affected by respiration problem. Also, it is possible to damage your lungs as well. However, on the other side, many of the smokers trying to quit this severely addicted activity but hardly tough for them to get relief.

As we, all know many diseases, which may occur if you smoke on a regular basis. For example, the deadly disease like cancer may attack you in a short span of time. In addition, it will turn your blood into impure, slow down the heartbeat rate at a certain level of a point, hard to breathe once your lung gets damaged and more. These are the issues will occur once you start to smoking.

According to the survey, there are 22 % of people who addicted to smoking have lost their lives across the globe. To those smokers, we are requested to follow some of the healthy tips which may relief you soon. For those people, here we are providing seven smoking habit alternatives which help you to stay safe and healthy. In addition, with the aid of best e-liquid, smokers can get a way of quitting their smoking habits. Let’s have a look at alternatives which helps the smokes to quit their smoking habits smoothly.

  1. Herbal cigarettes

In rural areas, these are the only cigarette that dominates. Like a regular cigarette, it is also almost similar in terms of containing tobacco. But one must know that the “nicotine” which often causes the issue like central nervous system problem is not available. So, this could be one of the best options to use as an alternative. However, it will help the smokers to stay away from more addiction towards nicotine filled cigarettes. This stuff makes you stay pretty much healthier than you expected.

  1. Hypnotherapy

It is all about the psychological treatment, which is mainly lead over tobacco. You could see many counseling sessions are conducting for the smokers that who all are addicted to it. Here the instructors especially help the smokers with an alternative solution by controlling their mind. This kind of treatment will help to stay away from constant smoking.

  1. Changing priority level

If you are a smoker who smokes some cigarettes a day, then here it is a chance to get rid of regular smoking. First, you need to bring the priority over other stuff rather than going for cigarette smoking. For example, focusing on your work makes a diversion from the constant level of smoking. So, you just need to fix one of two cigarettes to smoke a day apart from doing your work. It will help you largely and brings out the best outcome.

  1. Monitoring your health

After the constant level of smoking, monitoring your health is always important. This stuff will bring you more aware. With the regular health monitoring from medical care may help you to get more awareness about your health. At last, it will also bring the solution in terms of quitting your regular smoking at a certain period of time.

  1. Standup with meditation

It is one of the powerful tools that help to control your mind instead of diverting towards smoking. People who all are seeking for the meditation, it is effortless to learn. It is almost like exercises that you need to get deep breathe inside and release it which often brings you calm, peace and stress-free. Once if you are involved with meditation, then there is a lot of chance to get away from smoking.

  1. Switch to electronic cigarettes

In a current trend, electronic cigarettes are gaining more popularity among the smokers. For your information, this electronic cigarette is coming for sale as tobacco-free. This thing leads to best outcome among the smokers. Also, it is considered mainly as less harm. So, it is the best alternative for tobacco filled cigarettes.

  1. Use E-liquids

Using best e-liquid is also helpful to quit smoking. Different e-liquids are available in the market to purchase. It is primarily coming up with various flavors that help to satisfy all smokers. In terms of ingredients in e-liquid, there is no nicotine added with tobacco. It means e-liquids are proven to be less harmful to your health. So, instead of addicted to cigarettes, jump into e-liquids will satisfy you all for sure.

If you wish to quit your smoking, then go for best alternatives mentioned above. To keep your safer health, quitting the cigarettes and involved to best e-liquid is essential. However, it is all up to you to live your life peacefully.

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Tips to keep your joints healthy

Did you know that there are over 100 types of arthritis? One of the worst feelings is becoming immobile-not being able to walk by yourself or worse is being disabled. Imagine being a victim of disability due to mere negligence. A sedentary lifestyle, activity limitation, and improper diet could lead to arthritis.

It’s a misconception that arthritis is a disease of old age, it can happen to an infant of 1 year too. If the sources were to be believed, it’s estimated that by 2040, 78 million (26%) US adults ageing 18 years or older might have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

Our tips will help you keep your joints healthy and help in arthritis pain relief:

  1. Avoid High Heels:

High heels are appealing, but they come at a cost. Experts say that a 3-inch heel causes 7 times greater stress than a 1-inch heel. Greater stress ultimately leads to excess pressure on knees, thereby increasing your chances of developing arthritis.

If you’re already an arthritis patient and are using arthritis relief products then you must ditch your high heels right away.

  1. Exercise Regularly:

The lack of proper and regular exercise can increase the risk of arthritis and related ailments. It is essential to maintain the flexibility of your body. Remain active. Ditch the lifts, take the staircase. You’re not expected to hit the gym every morning and do intensive exercising, but some basic exercise that will help you remain fit is mandatory. If you are a beginner, you can always begin with the basic Yoga for arthritis. No matter what your age is, a small exercise routine will help you in the long run. If you don’t want to wear knee braces or other products for senior citizens in your old age, start exercising today.

  1. Proper Nutrition:

A poor diet is one of the main causes of arthritis. People are choosing junk food, drive-through over salad and healthy home-cooked food. Not just arthritis, a poor diet can lead to many other fatal ailments. The junk that we eat contains saturated fats that are very bad for your body. Science has proved that saturated fat can increase your bad cholesterol and increase the chances of heart diseases. Add colour to your diet, eat green vegetables as well as a lot of fruits to maintain good health and weight. If you don’t want to be dependent on arthritis relief products in the future, then make sure you are eating the right food.

  1. Maintain Ideal Weight:

By maintaining an ideal weight, you won’t just look prettier, but will also save yourself from depending on those arthritis relief products. You don’t have to go skinny, but make sure that your BMI is on point. If you want to keep your joints healthy, keep a tab of your weight. A research shows that losing around 5 kgs can positively impact your joints’ health and reduce the risk of arthritis by 50%.

While these tips won’t instantly provide arthritis pain relief, using these tips to transform your lifestyle will benefit you in the long run. Begin with walking and if you think you can’t do these things alone, get a buddy or find a group of health enthusiasts and you won’t find yourself struggling. You will rather enjoy the transformation. Don’t wait until you become a victim of arthritis and have to depend on arthritis relief products.

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Green tea – Magic things that it can provide for your health

Everyone’s gushing about the green tea and calling it the magic potion. So, even I set out to find out what’s so good about this almost-transparent cup of tea that almost everyone is talking about. After having two cups of green tea daily, I admit that it is really awesome and works wonder. Now, wonder about what, you’d ask.

Let’s be honest here, almost everyone who is gushing about the magical tea is gushing for its weight loss benefits. But this is not all to the magic cup of tea. There are various benefits of the green tea apart from weight loss.

Why you must have green tea?

Green tea may have become a fad today with everyone promoting the beverage, but the fact is that green tea has been in existence for hundreds and hundreds of years, originating in China and slowly spreading to other parts of Asia. Green tea has been used for medicinal purpose and to treat multiple ailments, from lowering the blood pressure to preventing and curing cancer.

It is a proven fact that green tea has more benefits than the black tea for the sole reason of processing of both the teas. Where black tea undergoes the fermentation process, green tea is devoid of any fermentation. Due to the absence of fermentation process, the green tea is able to retain the polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins and antioxidants that provide green tea its many benefits.

So, have a cup of green tea twice a day and reap the health rewards of its many benefits. Here, we have listed a few of the benefits that the medical science has proven, of green tea.

  1. Aids weight loss

The antioxidants present in the green teas helps in increasing metabolism. The polyphenol present in the green tea helps in increasing the fat oxidation in the body and also the rate at which the body turns the food fat into calories. It works better in reducing the fat around the abdominal area.  Visit daddynutrition to know more about weight loss.

  1. Reduces the risk of Esophageal and other cancer

Studies have proven that green tea kills the germs of cancer like prostate, breasts and colorectal cancer due to the presence of powerful antioxidants and also reduces the risk of esophageal cancer without actually damaging the tissues that surround the affected organ of the body.

  1. Controls diabetes

Green tea helps in controlling the insulin levels in the body and people with diabetes are advised to have a cup of green tea after every meal as it helps in regulating the glucose thereby reducing the blood sugars. Green tea works to reduce the insulin spikes and the resulting fat storage in the body.

  1. Gives you healthy and beautiful teeth

Green tea kills the bacteria and germs that lodge themselves on the gums and teeth and gives you a healthy set of dental. The catechins present in the green tea are known to reduce and prevent infections and other dental problems.

  1. Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Studies have proven that green tea delays the deterioration that is caused by the Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Studies conducted on mice in the University of Missouri have shown that green tea protects the brain cells from dying and also, restores the damaged brain cells. Green tea not only protects your brain cells from deteriorating but also protects the brain in the old age.

  1. Makes you smarter

Green tea improves your brain function and the caffeine present in it makes you smarter. Since it doesn’t contain as much caffeine as coffee it doesn’t have the ‘jittery’ tendency that too much coffee consumption can cause.

  1. Reduces signs of aging

Green tea tested and applied topically on the skin has shown results in reducing wrinkles and aging in both humans and animals. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties present in the green tea make it a wonderful skin care product.

  1. Fights depression

The green tea leaves naturally contain Theanine, the amino acid substance which relaxes and tranquilizes a person and calms the minds of the tea drinkers.

Apart from these benefits, green tea is also known to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, helps asthma patients, and at the same time is cheap and easily available.

Green tea is beneficial but knowing how many cups to drink each day is more important since too less a quantity may not have the desired result and too many cups might just keep you in the bathroom. Also, green tea slows down the iron and folic acid absorption. Thus, it is advisable to have the beverage in between meals rather than accompanying the meals.

Also, bear in mind that green tea does contain caffeine. So, if you are caffeine sensitive too much tea consumption can have an adverse effect on your health.

The bottom line is that a cup of green tea is a cup of health and it is indeed a magic potion.

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Working Out with a Pup in Tow

There are countless benefits of exercising with your pet! If you’re a dog owner, you’ve hit the jackpot when it comes to staying active. And even if you’re not, you can borrow a pup (and get paid!) via Rover.com, as a dog sitter or dog walker.

Be Happier

How many times have you worked out and had your mind on something else?

Dogs are truly present wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. They have a lot to teach us about opening up to the wonder of life. That’s probably why dog owners live happier, longer lives.

Working out with a dog will put a pep in your step, and give you something to truly look forward to.

Stick With It

When your dog picks up her leash and walks to the door, it’s a great motivator to get yourself out the door…even when you’d rather sit around watching Netflix. Knowing that your four-legged friend is depending on the exercise makes it easier than ever to get outdoors. You need to know that there are health benefits of having a dog and that your best friend can help you live a longer and healthier life!

Enjoy Nature

Ever try explaining the concept of a treadmill to a dog? He simply wouldn’t get the idea of running in place. Why wouldn’t he venture into the great outdoors?

Working out with a dog will help you get outside more often, and pay attention to everything you see and hear. The deep sense of peace that you’ll feel has the potential to be life-changing.

Build a Bond

Finding time to play with your dog, go for a run, or take a long hike will bring you closer than ever before. Dogs love adventure, and there’s no better way to forge a connection with your pet than to spend time exercising. For your dog, it’s not about the calories burned or muscles toned: It’s a chance to spend time with you and have fun. Even if the pup is borrowed, building a bond will always be valuable!

Change Your Life

Instead of a sedentary life with bits of exercise here and there, your active lifestyle will change the way you think. You’ll be more playful, connected, and comfortable with your body. Your dog’s not judging you for whether you’re “good enough” or some other external measure of self-worth: She loves you for you, and wants to spend time with you because you’re great. It’s hard to spend time doubting yourself with puppy-love eyes pointed in your direction!

You didn’t know all that could happen just from working out, did you? You’ll learn all that and more when you start working out with a pup in tow!

Written by Nat Smith, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.

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7 Foods Good for Your Weight Loss Plan

Today, the weight management discussions have become so common be it in the media, the internet, social media platforms, learning institutions, seminars and other platforms out there. This can be attributed to the increased introduction of junk foods and unhealthy lifestyles that a majority of the people worldwide have embarked on. To curb these ever growing cases of fat related health problems, a lot of strategies and practices have been introduced most of which have proved to be very effective and reliable. One of those practices which happen to be very uncommon but has proved to be effective and highly convenient is working on your diet. To shed more light on that, this article will take you through 7 food good for your weight loss plan.

1.    Leafy greens

leafy greens good for weight loss     

Whenever we talk about the best food to include in your diet food, the greens are among of the first options that come in your mind. Most of these leafy greens are not only rich in fiber but come with a lot of nutrients that are very crucial in the normal functioning our body systems. Apart from that, leafy greens are known to boost our immune and significantly reduce cases of cardiovascular diseases which have become very common.

2.    Fish

fish good for weight loss

Not all fats have a negative bearing on our health, the fast that come from eating fish happen to be one of a kind and highly recommended by physicians when it comes to weight management. One of the factors that make this type of fats special is the fact that they are made of Omega 3 fatty acids which not only remove the hunger but also lowers the insulin resistance in the body.

3.    Olive oil

olive oil good for weight loss

If you thinking of the best diet for your weight management plan, then the virgin olive oil should be among your priorities. It contains monounsaturated fat which happens to be essential in neutralizing the effects of the bad cholesterol popularly known as the low-density lipoprotein. With such problems at bay, you know longer have to worry about heart problems which have been life threating especially to the obese.

4.    Green tea

green tea good for weight loss

Weight management is mainly about burning fat cells faster and that’s where the green tea comes in. Its significance cannot be underestimated and its contributions can be seen in a short period. Apart from that, green teas are also known to control the blood pressure and help in the management of bad cholesterol which can be dangerous especially to the overweight individuals.

5.    Tomatoes

tomatoes good for weight loss

Tomatoes happen to be one of those food products that apart from being sweet also happen to have a lot of nutritional value to our bodies. First of all, they are rich in vitamins whose contribution in our body cannot be ignored. Apart from that, tomatoes are known to have low levels of calories, sodium, and saturated fats which make it the perfect match for the overweight person.

6.    Beans

Beans good for weight loss

Despite the fact that a good number of people do not like beans for their various reasons, they happen to be one of those products that can really do well among those with excess body mass. Apart from making you feel fuller for a longer period of time, they are also known to contain fewer calories and also controls blood cholesterol levels.

7.    Broccoli

broccoli good for weight loss

If you thinking of shedding some pounds within a short span of time through diet plan, then broccoli should be your ultimate choice. It’s a product that consists of proteins, vitamins and mineral salt which we all know how significant they are in the body. Apart from that broccoli increases the body metabolism and reduces the cravings for the snacks which are highly discouraged among the overweight persons.

Author Biography:

jade evans guest author bioHi friend, I’m Jade Evans, a person passionate about cooking and all things food-related. So I decided to create the MarvelousChef to share easy ways to cook, useful tips, healthy recipes, and to curate fantastic and hearty dishes for you.

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