If you are someone with naturally oily skin, then you are well aware of the ongoing battle between skin that is moisturized and skin that is greasy. Here are few tips to help avoid the oily skin take over and keep skin moisturized without getting greasy.
If you are someone with naturally oily skin, then you are well aware of the ongoing battle between skin that is moisturized and skin that is greasy. When the hot and humid weather arrives, even those with skin on the dry side can experience a bit of a struggle. There is a big difference between a little bit of shine on the skin and a down right oil slick. What can we do to combat the greasy glow in pursuit of a healthy glow? Here are few tips to help avoid the oily take over and keep skin moisturized without getting greasy.Read more →
Counting calories is a tried-and-true method for keeping track of where your calories go every day. But if you simply count calories – and not paying much attention to what you’re spending them on – you might not be getting the most nutritional value “bang for your buck”. So here’s a thought – why not handle your daily calorie allowance the same way you handle your money?Read more →
As a personal trainer with a passion for teaching group fitness classes, I can honestly say that dancing is a great type of exercise to do regardless of your current fitness level. Dancing is a fantastic form of cardiovascular exercise that can help you to improve your overall fitness level, burn calories and relieve stress. I believe that the added bonus of making dance one of your go to fitness fixes is that the coordination factor of mastering movement patterns is great for improving your brain power.Read more →
Our hands are our number one tool for work and expression. They are busy most of the day doing something. And they can be quite the focal point for others to look at. Are your hands looking as healthy as they should? Are you taking extra precautions to make sure they are representing the rest of you to the best of their ability? Let’s explore some different hand creams and tips to keep your hands in tiptop shape.Read more →
I have to admit that I’m a little bit overzealous when it comes to food safety, and I take the expiration dates stamped on food labels and packages pretty seriously. Sometimes too much so… If I have some raw chicken in my fridge that’s going to ‘expire’ the next day, I won’t eat it. I know it’s safe, but in my mind, that chicken is on its death bed and doesn’t belong in my stomach.
At the same time, I’ll keep mayonnaise in my fridge until it’s gone – and at the rate I use it, that could be past the expiration date – and I don’t give it a second thought. But if you fear old mayonnaise the way I fear expiring chicken, there’s no need – as long as mayo is properly refrigerated, it doesn’t really go bad (by that I mean, it won’t make you sick).Read more →
Our skin is the largest living organ of the body and it’s the one that everyone gets to look at. It becomes part of our identity, part of our uniqueness and something that we need to take care of every single day. When people think of exercising they are most likely trying to get fit, stay fit, lose some weight or improve their overall quality of life, because, exercise is vital to our overall health and well-being. But, did you know that exercise has an amazing, positive impact on our skin? You heard me. Exercise can improve our overall appearance including our skin. Just the thought of this might get me off the couch once and for all!Read more →
Keeping track of the latest “superfood” is a lot like trying to stay up on fashion trends. One minute, it’s in… and the next, it’s out. The superfoods of last year – like kale and quinoa – are gradually being nudged aside by trendy maqui berries or fonio grain. But what makes a food a superfood? And why do we keep coming up with new ones? Are this year’s “superfoods” more super than last year’s?Read more →
Technology is both a gift and a curse. It makes our lives easier and keeps us connected, but it also keeps us seated. Living a sedentary lifestyle can make you gain weight, lose important joint mobility and make you feel tired. So if you love technology, consider embracing some FIT TECH so you can experience the joy of playing with a new gadget while getting fit and learning about your body.Read more →
Gaining weight with each passing year is something many people seem to take for granted. At least, that’s the sense I get when I talk to many of my older patients who are reluctant to take care of ever-expanding waistlines. Many of them think that “everybody puts on a few pounds as they age” or they’ll point out that “I’ve gotten this far eating the way that I do – I’m not about to change now!” But aging and weight gain doesn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. Here’s why weight tends to creep up as you get older – and steps you can take keep your weight in check.Read more →
Ahh…the joys of summer. The warm weather, the BBQ’s and picnics in the park, lazy days at the beach and OH NO…here comes those dreadful changes in our skin!Looking forward to the warmer weather is one thing, but we all know that with the great weather comes problematic skin for some of us.Read more →
I can’t believe how much attention the lips are getting these days. And, I must say, not always in a good way. Can you say “duck lips”? Yes, there is an ongoing pursuit of the perfect pout, which can lead to perfect lips or freaky results. But, do we have to go to such extremes to get beautiful, soft, and luscious looking lips? I don’t think so. Let’s take a look of some top tips for beautiful lips that we can all follow to protect, plump and perfect the perfect looking lips.Read more →
Yo-yo dieting – you know the pattern – lose weight, gain it back. Lose, gain. Lose, gain. Over and over again. When your weight swings up and down like that, you might wonder… is this yo-yo dieting making me fatter?Read more →
You may feel you are trying your very best with healthy eating and your workout routine but not seeing or feeling any of the results for which you had hoped. Maybe its time to look into some hidden reasons to improve your progression.
When it comes to making lifestyle changes, sometimes we can all be guilty of expecting to see overnight miracles with our physique. Even those of you who are patient and dedicated to living a healthy active life can feel that results are not what they should be. If you don’t see or feel positive changes, don’t get frustrated; let’s find out what may be holding you back.Read more →
We’ve all had those mornings of sheer panic when we accidentally oversleep, or can’t seem to get it together quick enough to get out the door. That overwhelming feeling, coupled with the manic panic rush, never works out. It’s when we don’t have the time that we seem to fumble over the simplest of tasks. And if there is one thing that doesn’t sustain fumbling, it’s our morning beauty regimen.Read more →