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Exercising does not have to be complicated! Some of the most effective workout routines are also the easiest. Try our three favorite easy exercises to kick-start your workout routine.
One-Legged Crunch (One of many easy exercises that strengthens core muscles)
- Lie on your back and interweave your hands behind your head. Keep your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Extend your right leg straight up toward the ceiling and flex this foot. Using your abs, lift your upper body toward your right toe. Pretend there’s a string in your belly button, pulling your stomach toward the ground. Relax your neck and hold your head like an egg. Do 25 times and switch legs. Advance variation: Keep your lower leg straight and an inch from the ground...for the entire set.
Side Crunch (One of many easy exercises that works your entire core)
- While lying on your back, rest your head in interwoven hands. Drop your bent knees to the left. Crunch your upper body, keeping your chin a (tennis ball’s) distance from you chest. Pull your belly button toward your spine. Do 25 times each side. Advanced: Keep your legs an inch from the ground. Crunch your upper and lower body up each rep.
Tailbone Life (One of many easy exercises that strengthens lower abdominal muscles)
- Lie on your back with your hands interwoven behind your head as a pillow. Lift your legs as straight as you can above your hips. Keeping this position, lift your tailbone from the ground one inch. Then, tap it slowly back down. Do 25 times. Don’t allow your chin to compress down to your chest. Leave a tennis ball’s distance. Advanced: Lift upper body while using your hands to hold your head. Make sure your neck is completely relaxed.
Apr 26, 2011
A: Feed me now or I’ll hurt you.
If this sounds like you, it’s usually a sign of low blood sugar from an exhausted “stress handler” gland. In the first few minutes, eating sugar will help, but it will make things worse in the long run.
Sucking on a Tic Tac or two may be enough sugar to break the attack. Then, eat more protein and fewer sweets to keep your blood sugar stable. If you need a treat, try a small amount of dark chocolate (over 70 percent cocoa, no milk fats). The flavonoids can boost energy and immunity. Another good tactic to decrease cravings? Have multiple, small meals throughout the day, rather than three large ones.
DISCUSS: Is there a healthier way to satisfy my sweet tooth?
B: The happy Ho Ho hunter. You generally feel fine but often find yourself going through the cabinets for a Twinkie. A holistic doc might say this reflects yeast overgrowth in your gut, a controversial area.
Treating this presumed excess of yeast with probiotics may help improve your pain and fatigue. This could also eliminate your spastic colon and chronic sinusitis. You can repopulate your gut with bacteroides coagulans from spores.Try out Sustenex or Digestive Advantage. New data shows that these may boost serotonin levels. (See next point...)
C: I’m having my period and I’m depressed.
Low serotonin levels (the “happiness hormone”) near your period can cause carb cravings.
Snacking a little on dark chocolate will provide a natural antidepressant (PEA) as well as the carbs you crave.
READ MORE: Why and How to Break Your Sugar Addiction
Feb 24, 2017
- 2 Japanese or regular sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- Kosher salt
- 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- ¼ cup red onion, medium dice
- ¼ teaspoon finely minced garlic
- 1 ½ tablespoons Thai fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon pickled chiles, finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried chile flakes
- ¼ cup coarsely chopped parsley
- Maldon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 450. Coat sweet potatoes with a very light drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Roast the potatoes, wrapped in foil, until totally tender. Switch oven to broil, remove potatoes from foil and blister under broiler until lightly charred. Cool to room temperature, and then cut in half or in 1/2-inch rounds. Set aside.
- Mix together yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and half the olive oil until smooth. Divide between 4 plates.
- Mix remaining lemon, olive oil and other ingredients into a salsa, and adjust seasoning with kosher salt.
- Warm sweet potatoes in oven, then plate each half (or an even number of rounds). Top with salsa and sprinkle with salt. A little additional oil is good, too.
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- Dim the screen light
- Cover the screen with a blue light filter or find blue light filter app
- Change the graphic settings to reduce the amount of blue from PCs and Macs.
- Right click on the desktop screen where no icon appears.
- Click “Graphics Properties”
- Click “Advanced Mode”
- Click “Color Enhancement”
- Select “Blue” from pulldown list on the right side
- The default setting for Brightness probably is 0. Recommendations say choose -20, but you can choose from 0 to -20.
- Click apple icon on the header space on the screen.
- Click “System Preferences…”
- Click “Display”
- Click “Color” tab and “Calibrate.”
- Click “Continue”.
- Uncheck “Use native white point” and move the arrow to “D50”.
- Click “Continue”.
- Give it whatever name you want such as “Blue Light Filter (D50)” and click “Continue”.
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