Day: March 4, 2017

Eye Health – 3 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Your Vision Sharp

Our eyesight is absolutely critical to our ability to interact with the world. As a result, it is important that you take steps to maintain healthy eyes, and to keep your vision sharp, for as long as possible. These 3 steps will help you achieve this goal, and best of all they are very quick and easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

1. Feed Your Eyes

Our eyes are one of the most delicate parts of our bodies. They are made from very soft, easily-damaged materials, and they are constantly attacked by dust, dirt, and other airborne particles. Thankfully they are well designed to be able to repair this damage – provided they are supplied with the proper nutrients to do so. Certain foods have been shown to aid your eyes in repairing themselves, including green vegetables, apricots, and blueberries. Try to add some of these to your diet each day.

2. Reduce Eye Strain

When we strain our eyes, it can leave the muscles fatigued, just like working any other muscle. Over time, these muscles can become permanently weakened, and this can lead to conditions such as short sightedness and blurry vision. You can prevent this by minimising the strain on your eyes. When reading, always make sure the room is well lit, to illuminate the words. When using a computer screen, be sure to take regular breaks to give your eyes a chance to recover and to become used to focusing on more distant objects again.

3. Keep Them Clean

It is important to clean the skin around our eyes regularly to ensure that any dirty particles do not find their way onto the eyeball to cause irritation or infection. This is especially true if you wear makeup. Use cotton wool to gently wipe the area around your eye to clean it, and then follow this by splashing some cold water onto your face. For even better results, you can use a cold compress or face mask, which you should leave on your eyes for around 10 minutes to reduce swelling and sooth the eyes.

Caring for your eyes need not be a time-consuming task, and in fact can easily be incorporated into your daily routine. Following these steps on a regular basis will help to keep your eyes healthy and strong for many years to come. …

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Exercise Plans – How to Create the One for You!

Do you have an exercise plan? Do you own any exercise equipment? Perhaps a treadmill, an exercise bike, or any of the gazillion exercise machines advertised on infomercials over the last 10 or 20 years? I think we’ve all been sold at one time or another on something to make exercising easier… or so we thought. And that’s good! Having the desire to look better, feel better and implementing a good exercise plan can help us to reach those goals and also help us to keep our weight under control. And those are just a few of the benefits of exercise. When we perform an exercise routine regularly we begin to not only look and feel better… we even sleep better. When you get right down to it I think we all know that a good exercise plan is part of a healthy lifestyle.
I often hear people ask “What is the best exercise?” And the answer to that question is the one you like the most. Why? Because that’s the one your more likely to do! For many people, just one exercise would not be enough because although we all want to be in good shape and the proper weight, we all have different fitness goals… but for others, one exercise performed consistently and regularly provides all the benefits mentioned above and then some!
So… how many exercise plans do you need to receive all of the exercise benefits described above? One! That’s right… just one! And how many exercises do you need to do? That will depend on your particular fitness goals… your likes and dislikes… but the first question I encourage you to ask yourself is “What one exercise do I like the most? That answer will get you started on a good exercise plan.
Now…
Did you know that how often you exercise is the single most important factor in whether you: • reach your weight loss goals • will be satisfied with your results • will feel good about your progress
You could own every piece of exercise equipment ever advertised on an infomercial, from an exercise bike to an exercise ball and every exercise machine in between, but if you’re not going to use them, then your exercise plan will never succeed. Now I’m not saying that you need to own exercise equipment to be in shape. There are many people who are in excellent condition who own nothing more then a pair of Nikes. If you get just one thing from reading this, understand that your fitness level is directly related to the frequency in which you exercise.
It doesn’t matter if you know how to do every imaginable abdominal exercise, dumbbell exercise, aerobic exercise, tricep, deltoid or backside exercise. The important thing is how often you do them!
I challenge you right now to base your exercise plan on frequency, and I promise you will be much more successful. Whether your exercise plan consists of 20 different exercises or one… please remember …

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