Monthly Archives: January 2016

How to Grow Taller the Natural Way

measure

There are a lot of short people who tend to become disappointed with their height because they know that in the society that we live in right now, having more height is considered to be better. There may be some who just accept the fact that they are short but for some people, they do different things just to get the height that they desire.

What if you would be told that you can become taller naturally? Would you want to do it at the soonest possible time? You probably would. Here are some of the things that you can do in order to grow naturally.

  • Sleep

It is always advisable that you get the required sleep that you need. You may be surprised that there are a lot of people who are unable to get more than 6 hours of sleep every night because of the tasks they have to accomplish. When you sleep, your tissues regenerate which increases your chances of growing better.

  • Vitamin D

Do you know that enough vitamin D will allow you to grow taller and be higher? You can acquire Vitamin D from various food products like eggs, tofu and fish. If in case you are not too fond of the food products mentioned, make sure that you will expose yourself to healthy sunlight as well.

  • Do some exercises and sports.

Aside from improving your overall health, exercises and sports will allow you to grow taller as well. You can engage in various activities that will allow you to naturally achieve the height that you want.

Of course there are still other ways by which you can become taller naturally. Make sure to do these things and your height will not be a problem anymore.

Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Surviving the Winter being active

Let’s make 2016 be that year we challenge ourselves and our behaviors. Have you started fulfilling New Year Resolution’s related to getting fit?  If you live in a cold weather state or plan on visiting one keep in mind it doesn’t take long to get frostbite. If you like to participate in cold weather sports or activities outdoors like ice skating, ice hockey, ice fishing, winter bike riding, skiing, snowboarding, sledding or skiing; here are some of the best ways to stay warm and avoid getting frost bite.

Dress in layers starting from the inside out:

The layer next to your skin should be able provide protect & keep in heat.  Wool wicks sweat away from the body and dries quickly.  Next layer should provide insulation from the elements.  It can be wool, down or a fleece.  It will not be the outer layer. The outer layer should be something that is water resistant or repellant.  It should provide protection from the elements. Once you have the basics covered let’s start to accessorize by adding things that will ensure our bodies are covered from the elements from head to toe.

Consider looking into a face mask that covers most of your face if you are a person that likes being outdoor in the elements.  Do you enjoy ice skating or ice hockey?  These are great alternative forms of exercise but wearing warm gloves or leg warmers would definitely make the time spent on the ice more bearable especially if the activities take place outside.

There are some people that enjoy riding their bikes year round even in cold weather.  In addition to wearing face masks, please consider looking into appropriate waterproof boots and gloves to aid you in getting around town.  If you are an avid ice fisher, insulated snow bibs offer warmth and comfort while waiting for the fish to bite.

Being outdoors in the elements can be an excellent way to get fit.  Wearing thermal socks is also another great solution to keeping your entire body warm while you are out in the elements. Even if you take all the proper precautions try to limit your exposure time in cold weather by going indoors frequently to warm up and avoid frostbite. You burn more calories in the cold, but be safe.  Be sure to check out the offering at Gander Mountain.  If you do consider using Groupon Coupons to get additional savings by utilizing the coupons to use discount codes to gain greater savings.

The Best Foods for Pregnant Women

Becoming pregnant is always a joy for most women especially those who are expecting it. If you are currently pregnant, you would like to make sure that you are getting the best type of food available not only for you but for your baby as well.

pregnant women holding cherries

Even if you are already placing all the things that you may need from vitamins, minerals and other things that you need for your nutrition, you have to remember that there are some food products that will allow you to pack in all those that you need in a few bites. Of course, the priority is to make sure that you are healthy and your child is healthy too.

Here are the best foods for pregnancy that you just should not miss:

  • Yogurt

Yogurt is a good source of calcium which you will need in order to keep you strong and you would need for your baby as well because calcium is needed for your baby’s growing bones. It will be best to pick out plain yogurt that you can mix in with your drinks or even some of your food. This way, the yogurt will not taste bland.

  • Avocados

There are different things that avocados may have such as Vitamins C and B6, potassium and even folate. Now that you know that it can give a lot of great things give enough reason for you to add avocados to your meals. Remember that you may use it as a spread instead of mayonnaise and it can still make your sandwich or salad as creamy as you want it to be.

  • Nuts

Do you think that you need something to snack on? You can stop on snacking on junk food and other types of food that will only make you gain unwanted fat. Rather, you can snack on nuts that will allow you to feel full and at the same time will supply you with important minerals that you will need for yourself and your baby.

With all of these tips in mind, you know that you will be adding the above mentioned food products to your diet.

Image courtesy of phaendin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net