Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Free Printable Food Expiration Chart


If you have a hard time keeping track of your frozen vegetables, frozen food, and can items; Then, you will like this free printable food expiration date chart. This chart helps you label your food or drink items and the expirations of each item. Last, it also helps you find the items by writing the location where you stored them. Below are links about expiration dates on food items. You or your child can color the design of the printable page. 






Food Expiration Dates-Here's What You Need to Know-All Recipes:

Food Expiration Dates - Here's What You Need to Know | Allrecipes


20 Foods that Spoil the Fastest-Eat This Not That:

20 Foods That Spoil the Fastest — Eat This Not That


Food Expiration Date Guidelines and an Easy-to-Read Chart-Real Simple:

Food Expiration Date Guidelines and an Easy-to-Read Chart | Real Simple





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Monday, May 30, 2022

DIY Straw Case Bag Holder


If you like to carry your reusable straws in your purse, you will like this sewing project. This denim bag will make it easy to find your straws in your purse or tote bag. To close the bag, you will need a safety pin. Also, you can wash your denim bag and let it air dry. Here is the tutorial for making this straw case holder. 




Materials: 


Leftover denim scrap fabric

Buttons 

Needle

Thread

Embroidery thread

Embroidery needle

Scissors

Safety pin 

Reusable straws


Instructions: 

Begin by cutting the denim into a rectangle. Make sure the reusable straws will fit inside the folded fabric. Fold the sides of the fabric and sew each side of the fabric. After all four sides of the fabric are sewn, fold the fabric. Then sew the sides of the fabric except for the top part of the fabric. 

Next, unfold the fabric. Sew buttons near the top of the bag. Then, insert the reusable straws inside the bag. Last, insert a safety pin to secure the bag. Have a good time sewing this bag. 








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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Easy to Make Pasta Salad


Pasta salads are a quick side dish for picnics and family gatherings. If you want to add more fiber to your diet, you can try wheat vegetable pasta. Also, you can eat vegetable pasta with just marinara sauce. However, if you have diabetes make sure you choose a marinara sauce with zero sugar or up to 5 grams of sugar. Therefore, you will enjoy eating your pasta warm or cold with less sugar. 

Additionally, vegetable pasta salads are simple to make for a meatless day. Follow the instructions from the pasta package. After making your vegetable tri-color penne pasta, add broccoli and peas. If you want to add a sauce to your pasta, add Italian vinaigrette dressing. You will give your body the necessary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. 

If you are concerned about gluten, you can find gluten-free pasta. Save leftover vegetable pasta with a little bit of olive oil. Furthermore, cook the vegetables separately from the pasta. In this way, you can refrigerate the pasta and vegetables separately. Here are links for more recipe ideas for making your pasta salad. Have a peaceful and safe Memorial Day. 


6 Healthy Pasta Salads to Save Your Waistline-Food Network Healthy Eats-Recipes, Ideas, and Food News:

6 Healthy Pasta Salads to Save Your Waistline | Food Network Healthy Eats: Recipes, Ideas, and Food News | Food Network


What to Serve with Pasta Salad-Top 10 Tasty Ideas in 2022:

What To Serve With Pasta Salad: Top 10 Tasty Ideas In 2022 (lacademie.com)


Benefits of Pasta-US News:

Benefits of Pasta | U.S. News (usnews.com)


 



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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Thrive at Life: Stop Doing These 7 Things (Guest Post)

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Written by: Kent Elliot 

If your life has not turned out the way you hoped or planned, reflect on your habits and mindset. Chances are some of your thoughts and actions are preventing you from living your best life. Here is a list of seven things you should stop doing now to improve your life.

1. Stop Dwelling on the Past

Reliving past mistakes or wallowing in “what could have been” is counterproductive and self-defeating. Accept the past for what it is — a collection of experiences that shaped who you are today. Learn from it and move on. Live in the present and plan by looking at what is in front of you instead of behind you.

2. Stop Procrastinating

Putting off problems or dreaded tasks just allows them to loom over you like a rain-filled cloud. Chronic procrastinators put themselves at risk for various issues, including low productivity, poor work performance, depression, and hypertension. End your pattern of procrastination with these tips:

  •    Break work into manageable chunks.
  •    Remove distractions from your environment.
  •    Use time-blocking to schedule your day.
  •    Prevent decision fatigue by establishing routines and habits that allow you to make choices in advance or with automaticity.


3. Stop Complaining

Occasional venting is understandable and even helpful. Sounding off your frustration to a trusted friend allows you to release your emotions in a safe space. Be mindful not to let negative feelings consume you or affect your relationships. Instead, take a solution-oriented approach to problems you face.

4. Stop Wasting Time

Time is a nonrenewable resource; once it is gone, you cannot get it back. Use it wisely on purposeful activities. Studies show that the average daily social media usage is almost two and a half hours. Imagine what else you could do in that amount of time that would have a profound positive impact on your life. This is not to say you should deprive yourself of the joy of looking at cat memes. Maybe just do not make it a part-time job.

5. Stop Saying Yes

People are reluctant to say no for fear of missing out, causing disappointment, or appearing uncommitted. Yet, by constantly saying yes to everyone else, you repeatedly say no to yourself. Ignoring your wants and needs can lead to resentment and burnout. Continue to say yes when you want to, but master how to tactfully say no to things that are not meaningful to you.

6. Stop Working Solely for a Paycheck

While you need money to live, staying in a job that affects your health and happiness is rarely worth it. A career change may mean more school, but online programs make it feasible to complete coursework while continuing to work. Depending on your qualifications and career aspirations, you can earn a professional certificate, or undergraduate or graduate degree in your chosen field.

7. Stop Neglecting Self-Care

Your health is a top priority. Healthy eating, regular physical activity, and sufficient rest are crucial to your wellness. Many forms of self-care, such as exercise and listening to relaxing music can be woven into your current activities. If you need to bump something from your schedule, make sure it is not self-care.

Life is full of curveballs. Though much of it is outside your control, you can change your thought and behavior patterns. Stop doing things that are harmful to your well-being and prevent you from reaching your goals. Shift your mindset and adopt habits that help you live the life you always envisioned.





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Friday, May 27, 2022

National Creativity Day 2022


On May 30th, you can devote your day to making art, writing, or making new recipes. This day is dedicated to doing something creative. If you like to make digital art, you can find a free app to make your artwork. If you do not feel like making art, you can take a virtual tour of museums. Also, you can visit a museum in person and enjoy viewing the artworks of famous painters. 

However, you can begin painting by viewing free online painting classes. Another way is by doing abstract paintings at home. But if you want to feel creative with words, you can practice making poetry. You can practice your handwriting as you make a simple poem. Writing inspires you to be more creative. 

Sewing is a great way to feel creative with patches, buttons, sequins, and with home decor items. Cooking makes you feel creative by mixing different flavors to make a delicious homemade meal. Feeling creative makes you feel confident, optimistic, and have an uplifting attitude. Therefore, take your time to slow down and do something creative. Below are links for more ideas for the National Creativity Day. 



How to Celebrate National Creativity Day-Gen Twenty:

How To Celebrate National Creativity Day - GenTwenty


30 Things to do on National Creativity Day This May 30-Thought Catalog:

30 Things To Do On National Creativity Day This May 30 | Thought Catalog







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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

How to Prevent Romance Scams?


Receiving text messages, e-mails, and other forms of communication can be a lot of fun as a blogger. However, there are times when bloggers receive unwelcomed messages online. Unwelcomed messages such as unsolicited marriage proposals, asking for money, and pornographic images. Often, asking for the blogger’s telephone number. Other times asking if you have a WhatsApp or another form of cellphone communication. As a blogger, you must be aware of the online frauds and be updated about the latest frauds.

Even if you are not a blogger, online romance frauds have increased and occur more frequently these days online. It is recommended not to share any personal information especially telephone numbers. If the messages get out of hand, report, and block the stranger that is sending you the information. Do not engage in any photo sharing or video sharing. If an online stranger asks you for money, do not send money through PayPal, electronic checks, gift cards, money order, cryptocurrency, or any form of currency.

Know the signs of online romance frauds which consists of long messages with a sad personal story and grammatical errors with misspelled words. Towards the middle or the end of the long messages, the scammer will ask you for a huge amount of money. Other times a scammer will send a long message about affection and praising you in a romantic manner. Additionally, the scammer will marry you right away if you send them a huge amount of money for traveling expenses. Do not fall in the trap of sending them money even if they say they will pay you back when they arrive to their destination.

If the online stranger asks you for personal pictures other than your profile picture, do not send them any pictures. Furthermore, if the stranger asks to see you on a web cam, do not turn on the camera or video feature of your electronic devices. Turning on the feature of using the camera or video will allow the online stranger to record you or manipulate the images. These images will later be used against you, or the fraudster will ask you for more money. Therefore, be careful with who you socialize online.

Another form of online romance frauds is by making you feel wanted, needed, or loved at a quick pace. Do not believe everything that these strangers tell you. Often these strangers want to have a thrill and fool you in believing that they have fallen in love with you. Block and delete these unwelcomed messages for your peace of mind. Below are links about preventing online romance frauds. 


How to Spot and Avoid Romance Scams:

https://www.equifax.co.uk/resources/identity-protection/how-to-spot-and-avoid-romance-scams.html


Romance Scams:

https://www.netsafe.org.nz/romance-scams/


Online Romance Scams:

https://thecoalition.org/online-romance-scams/


How to Spot the Signs of a Romance Scammer and Report Online Dating Scams: 

How to Spot the Signs of a Romance Scammer and Report Online Dating Scams





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Monday, May 23, 2022

Vegetable Beef Soup



Vegetable beef soup is so nutritional and keeps you warm during the chilly weather days. Consuming beef will give your body Zinc, B6, and vitamin B12. It is a reliable source of protein. All you need are a few vegetables and a little bit of beef to make this soup. Here is a simple recipe to make this vegetable beef soup. 

Ingredients:

Spices:

Lemon and Pepper

Basil

Tajin with Lime Classic Seasoning

Curry

Ginger

One Lemon

One package of sirloin steak

Garlic Cloves

Vegetables:

Cauliflower

Carrots

Two Green Bell Peppers

One Onion

One Bunch of Cilantro

Chicken Broth or Chicken Bouillon


Begin by preparing the meat. Wash and remove the fat trimmings from the meat. Add spices to the meat. Set it aside. Wash and remove the seeds from the bell peppers. 

In one pot, add slices of bell peppers with sliced carrots, cilantro leaves, and cauliflower with water or chicken broth. In a skillet over medium heat, add slices of onions, garlic, and bell peppers with water. Then, place the meat onto the skillet. Cook everything until it is soft and tender. Turn off the stove when everything has been cooked. 

In one bowl, add the vegetables with the broth and the cooked meat. Add the cooked onions and bell peppers with the meat. Wash and slice the lemon to add the lemon juice to the vegetable beef soup.  This vegetable beef soup serves two or four people. Enjoy! 





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Sunday, May 22, 2022

3 Yoga Poses for Your Mood


Practicing Yoga in the morning might help lift your mood. It is recommended that Yoga should be practiced on an empty stomach, so it does not interfere with the digestive system. If you have breakfast, you must wait four hours to practice Yoga. Yoga reduces your stress levels and calms your heart including your mind. There are yoga poses that can help with your mood such as the Camel pose.

The Camel pose is done by kneeling and touching your ankles while your back is bent backwards. This pose gives you relief from back and neck pain. However, it also stretches your chest muscles and your abdominal muscles. An alternative pose is the Half Camel pose which is done with one arm touching the back of your foot and one arm is stretched up in the air. Another Yoga pose is the Cow pose.

The Cow pose is done kneeling while both hands and face are facing in the front. This pose improves your blood flow. This pose also gives your relief from back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain. But, if you want to do a challenging Yoga pose for improving your blood flow and to reduce tension from your shoulders, you can do the Rabbit pose. The Rabbit pose is done by kneeling while your head and arms touch your knees.

Several Yoga poses help improve your mood and makes you feel good about yourself. Yoga connects your body and your mind making it have a positive effect in your mood. Make sure you know your physical limits. Use rolled towels and blocks to feel comfortable while doing certain Yoga poses. Here are links for more Yoga poses for your mood. 


5 Yoga Poses to Increase Serotonin Levels-Mood Boosting Moves-Main Health Fitness:

5 Yoga Poses to Increase Serotonin Levels: Mood Boosting Moves (mainhealthfitness.com)


5 Yoga Poses to Help Brighten Your Mood-Do You:

5 Yoga Poses to Help Brighten Your Mood - DoYou


9 Mood Boosting Yoga Poses to Elevate Your Mindset:

9 Mood-Boosting Yoga Poses to Elevate Your Mindset | YogiApproved.com








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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Free Father's Day Quotes

 


Are you looking for some inspiration for Father's Day cards? These quotes can be used for your cards. Also, these quotes can be printed and framed for your father. These Father's Day quotes are free and for your personal use. Happy Father's Day in advance. 













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Friday, May 20, 2022

The Path of Meditation (Guest Post)

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Meditation is a process of purifying the mind and making it one-pointed, inward, and tranquil. Through the method of meditation, the mind will help you to fathom the deeper levels of your being and lead you to the highest state of realization. As an aspirant, it is always wise to be vigilant and firm in practicing meditation. Do not expect to do it right in the beginning. There is no instant method of meditation.

Modern students expect immediate results from meditation and this expectation causes them to fantasize, imagine, and hallucinate many things that they think are spiritual experiences. These experiences are products of their subconscious minds. As a result, they become frustrated and imbalanced, and either they stop meditating, or they start following strange methods that are harmful to their progress. Meditation is a technique that has only one way, and that is a scientific way that is very precise and clear. If you learn how to systematically practice meditation, it will not take much time for you to reach the summit, provided you know the whole technique.

First thing is to have an ardent desire, a burning desire within. When you have a burning desire to do your meditation, that burning desire leads you. Sankalpa shakti or in other words the determined power is needed. “Today I will sit in meditation. No one has the power to disturb me! Thought is a product of the mind. I do not belong to thought.”

 

If you learn to go beyond the jabbering of your mind and can go to the deeper aspects of your consciousness, then the body, breath, and mind will not come in your way. They come in your way. You have not trained them, because you have not decided to do meditation. Finally, you should learn to decide and make time for meditation in the morning and before you go to bed. You have been taught to see and examine things in the external world. Nobody has taught you to see and find within.

There is no other way but the way of meditation. No object of the world has the power to give you what meditation can give you. Do not meditate if you are not inclined to meditate. If you want to meditate, you must form a habit, because habit weaves your character and personality. If you want to know who you are, you must take off all the masks, one after the other.

If you are prepared to do that, you can learn to tread the path of meditation. That momentary joy is evidence enough that there is something that is called joy. You are searching in the wrong place. If you receive everlasting joy, and if you have attained everlasting joy, then you will be free. It is for that freedom and for that extraordinary joy that you live.






 


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Behavioral Addictions and Relationships



Behavioral addictions consist of doing something as an impulse. These addictions are repeated every day and can severely hurt a relationship. One behavioral addiction is exercising too much. When one partner exercises more than the other partner, the relationship is neglected. Additionally, their partner might feel left out and feel their needs are not fulfilled.


Another behavioral addiction is food addiction. Having a food addiction affects a person emotionally and physically. When one partner eats more than the other partner, the intimate aspect of the relationship might be difficult. Also, the compulsive eater might lose their desire for intimacy in the relationship. Food becomes a fixation for a temporary solution and for avoiding certain issues in the relationship.


Behavioral addictions are complex and difficult to comprehend. When addictions are developed, a person withdraws from their general activities and repeatedly does actions that are harmful for them. Addictions can begin after a traumatic event, too much negativity in their environment, and as an unconscious effect. Additionally, some addictions are genetically unloaded when stress levels are too high and as an emotional response.


For example, a shopping addiction can occur when a person is emotionally distressed from their relationship. He or she will have an impulsive need to purchase items that might be unnecessary. Sometimes, a person is not satisfied in their relationship with their partner. Depending on the type of behavioral addiction the person might have, he or she can be treated with individual counseling, individual therapy, hypnotherapy, or couple therapy. Often meditation is incorporated into the treatment to help the person recover from their addiction.

Meditation is used to end the cravings and to control the emotions that make the person activate the addiction. Practice loving kindness meditation by yourself and with your partner. If your partner has a behavioral addiction, you must give them support with your patience. Accompany them to their therapy sessions with a professional therapist or psychologist. Here are more resources about behavioral addictions. 


Everlast Recovery-Drug Detox Checklist:

https://everlastrecovery.com/drug-detox-checklist/ 


Effective Step to Help Your Partner Overcome their Shopping Addiction and Deal with Your Relationship Issues:

Effective step to help your partner overcome their shopping addiction and deal with your relationship issues. (professional-counselling.com)


Exercise Addiction-Pushing the Limits of Healthy Behavior:

Exercise Addiction: Pushing the Limits of Healthy Behavior - Recovery.org


How to Overcome Food Addictions-5 Step Plan:

How To Overcome Food Addictions - 5 Step Plan - Habitual (tryhabitual.com)


Types of Addiction 

https://www.healthline.com/health/types-of-addiction


Meditation for Addiction-Does it Help?

Meditation for Addiction: Does it Help? | The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab




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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Body Image & Mental Health


About seventy percent of adult women abandon their activities due to body image. More people feel unsure of themselves because of their body dissatisfaction and not having the body image that they want to have. Mental health affects body image by making more anxiety and depressive thoughts about how one looks physically. Social media, bullying, and negative comments from people make people more aware of one’s body image.

When you do not have good mental health, your body image is distorted making you have negative thoughts and making you change your appearance. Depression, eating disorders, and other mental health issues impact your body image. When you look at yourself in the mirror, you might want to change your negative thinking. Positively look at yourself with acceptance and not with disgust. See your whole body as a beautiful part of yourself.

Accept the way your body looks physically. Do not avoid seeing yourself in the mirror because of low self-esteem and lack of body confidence. Instead, appreciate and give gratitude for how your body looks. Exercise and do self-care for your body. Be thankful for how your body works. Feel comfortable with your body.

Do not avoid taking family pictures because of having a bad body image. Accept yourself and do not compare yourself to your family members. Skip weighing yourself on the scale if it causes you to feel anxiety or more self-conscious about your weight. Seek professional help for more guidance and in building self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth. Below are more links about body image and mental health.


Body Image Statistics 2022-47 + Shocking Facts and Stats-Break Binge Eating:

Body Image Statistics 2022: 47+ Shocking Facts & Stats (breakbingeeating.com)


Summertime Swimsuits and Body Image Issues: 

https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information/binge-eating-disorder/summertime-swim-suits-and-body-image-issues


Body Image and Male Mental Health:

https://discoverymood.com/blog/body-image-male-mental-health/


7 Tips for Building a Better Body Image as an Adult-Cleveland Clinic:

7 Tips for Building a Better Body Image as an Adult – Cleveland Clinic





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Saturday, May 14, 2022

National Chamber Music Month

 


Since the sixteenth century, chamber music began to be played in large rooms and palaces. This type of classical music uses fewer instruments in its compositions. Chamber music consists of a quartet that has four musicians playing different instruments. For example, one of the classical composers that composed chamber music was Joseph Haydn who composed string quartets. Yet, chamber music was also created for other instruments in addition to string instruments.

Other classical composers began to create chamber music for the piano and the clarinet. Now, chamber music can be found in concert halls and online. Some famous classical composers who made chamber music are Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Felix Mendelssohn. If you listen to chamber music, you will find it easier to study and feel relaxed. Some people find chamber music to be so relaxing that it helps them fall asleep quicker.

Chamber music can also be romantic which began in 1825. Classical composers such as Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Claude Debussy made romantic chamber music. Chamber music can be a learning and educational tool for children. No matter what the reasons for listening to classical music, you will find that chamber music very soothing to listen to at any time of the day. Here are links to the best chamber music. 


100 Greatest Classical Chamber Music Works-Digital Dream Door:

100 Greatest Classical Chamber Music Works (digitaldreamdoor.com)


The Top 20 Chamber Pieces-Your Classical Organization:

The top 20 chamber pieces (yourclassical.org)


Greatest Chamber Music Works of All Time-Classical Music Only

Greatest Chamber Music Works of All Time - Classical Music Only




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Friday, May 13, 2022

DIY Mini Three Piece Painting in a Frame


Three-piece paintings make a fun way to decorate your walls. Usually, a three-piece painting has a theme and the same color scheme. If you have a photo frame to add three pictures, you can make a mini three-piece painting in a frame. In today's painting tutorial, you can make a monogram and a simple painting to add to your frame. Here is the painting tutorial. 

Materials: 

Acrylic paint

Paintbrushes

One frame to add three pictures

Xerox paper

Photo paper (optional) 

Stencil (optional)

Pencil or ballpoint pen

Glue or double-sided tape

Scissors 



Instructions: 

On xerox paper trace the squares and the frame with a pencil or a ballpoint pen. Then, draw the design and a letter. Dip the paintbrush in acrylic paint and begin painting your monogram. Then, paint your flowers or any other design. Wait for the paint to dry. 

Cut the three painted squares with scissors. In another xerox paper trace the squares and the frame.  Glue or use double-sided tape on the paintings. Make sure the squares are placed vertically or horizontally depending on your frame. After that make a copy of your paintings with photo paper. 

You can add your photocopy painting to the frame. If you prefer to add the original paintings, make sure the squares line up. After that, you can hang your frame in your office, living room, or any other room. Also, clean the frame before adding your mini paintings. This project only takes about fifty minutes or less depending on your drawing or your stencil design. 




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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sally Hansen Sheer Argan Oil Nail Polish Review


Using Argan oil keeps your nails looking healthy and strong. Argan oil strengthens your nails so it does not get weak. Applying this oil moisturizes your nails and cuticles. Additionally, this oil can prevent hangnails. Argan oil can be found inside nail polishes such as Sally Hansen Sheer nail polish with Argan Oil. 

This oil has vitamin A and vitamin E. Vitamin A helps grow your nails. While vitamin E protects your cuticles and nails. The Sally Hansen nail polish makes it easy to apply to your nails. The nail polish brush is thick enough to apply the nail polish with argan oil. 

The sheer nail polishes from Sally Hansen come in a variety of colors. This Sally Hansen nail polish is numbered 538 and is called "Unveiled". I like this light shade of peach nail polish. This nail polish needs to be applied twice to the nails. However, you can also apply the color therapy nail and cuticle oil by Sally Hansen. 

The sheer nail polishes give a shiny appearance to your natural nails. Overall, you will like using these argan oil sheer nail polishes. It can be easily removed with cotton balls and nail polish remover. These nail polishes can be purchased online or in the shops. Below is a link to the Sally Hansen nail and cuticle oil. 


Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail and Cuticle Oil: 

https://www.sallyhansen.com/en-us/nail-care/nail-care/color-therapy-nail-and-and-cuticle-oil






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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

How to Improve your Posture with Yoga? (Posture Month)


Several health issues can linger due to having poor posture. Yet, doing exercise specifically for your back can improve your posture. One form of exercise is yoga. Yoga helps stretch your muscles and gives relief from back pain. Many yoga poses are good for the back such as the Half Frog Pose.

The Half Frog Pose makes you stretch your thighs and ankles while it improves your back. If you can not touch your toes to do this pose, you can use a strap. If you want to do a more advanced frog pose, you can do the Downward-Facing Frog Pose. This pose also is good for strengthening the lower portion of your back. Also, you can release the tension from all your muscles by doing this pose.

Another yoga pose that improves your neck and back is the Fish Pose. The Fish Pose stretches the muscles from your neck, shoulders, and thighs. This pose can also be done with two-blocks for your shoulder and neck. Before you try yoga for improving your posture, consult with your doctor especially if you have injuries, migraines, or if you are pregnant. Below are links with more information about yoga and improving your posture. 


Posture Month-Posture Month Organization: 

Posture Month | PostureMonth.org


Get it Straight-7 Yoga Poses to Improve Posture-Yoga Bullet:

Get it straight: 7 Yoga poses to improve posture (yogabullet.com)


5 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Posture-Chopra:

5 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Posture (chopra.com)


Frog Pose Yoga-Benefits and How to Do It:

Frog Pose Yoga (Mandukasana): Benefits And How To Do It (yogabear.org)


Half Frog Pose-Yoga Journal:

Half Frog Pose (Ardha Bhekasana) (yogajournal.com)


Fish Pose-Steps, Benefits, and Precautions-E Yoga for Beginners:

Fish pose (Matsyasana) steps, benefits and precautions (eyogaforbeginners.com)






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Monday, May 9, 2022

National Salad Month 2022


Now that the summer season is almost here, it is the best time to make salads. The entire month of May is dedicated to making salads. There are a variety of ways to make a nutritional salad for lunch or as a side dish. You can add protein to your salads such as chicken, hard-boiled eggs, or imitation crab meat. Add a variety of green leaves, vegetables, or fruits depending on what type of salad you want to make.


A crab meat salad is quick and easy to make. All you need is a few ingredients to make a delicious salad. Salads can help you lose weight. However, salads can also make you feel full. Here is the recipe to make this salad. 


Ingredients: 


Celery

Tomatoes

Radishes

Cucumbers

Baby Spinach 

Olives with pimientos (optional)

Imitation Crab Meat

Italian Salad Dressing or Vinaigrette


Recipe: 


Wash and rinse the baby spinach leaves. In one salad bowl, add the spinach leaves. Peel and slice the cucumbers and tomatoes. Slice the celery sticks and the radishes. Add the sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, sliced radishes, and sliced celery to the salad bowl. 

Then add the imitation crab meat. Last, add the olives. This salad serves one person. Then pour Italian salad dressing or vinaigrette dressing onto the salad. Below are links about imitation crab meat for weight loss. 

 

Is Imitation Crab Meat Healthy?:  

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/imitation-crab-meat-healthy-2049.html

Is Imitation Crab Meat Good for Losing Weight:

https://everythingwhat.com/is-imitation-crab-meat-good-for-losing-weight




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