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Essential Oils for Pain 

Essential Oils for Pain



I’m a big time advocate for alternative help when it comes to pain. I have chronic back from tumbling as a gymnast and cheerleader. My back went out on me when I was just 17. Many years later, I struggle with chronic pain. I have medication, but I don’t want to use it if I don’t have to. I enjoy using essential oils to help alleviate my pain. If you are in pain, there is an essential oil that can help! 


Here is a list of essential oil’s for different types of pain, for varying pain such as: bone pain, circulation, inflammation, muscles, ligaments, and viruses



Young Living is the best Essential Oils carrier in the business! I love their oils so much more than other brands because of the ingredients it’s made from, and the concentration is much higher than other brands, leaving you needing to use less drops, thus saving you money. Not to mention their scents, I’ve always felt like their scents were much stronger than other brands that I have tried before. It is a little bit more expensive of an essential oils line, but for all of the reasons I listed above. Below is a pain Cream created by Young Living. I am going to try it after I purchase Valor, that is the only Oil I don’t have from the list. 






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Anti-Cellulite

Anti-Cellulite


Is there any way to eliminate the “cottage cheese” on your thighs and rear end? No, not really. But there are steps you can take to get rid of cellulite..

Cellulite, also known as gynoid lipodystrophy, is an aesthetic condition where fat deposits are visible underneath the skin, giving a dimpled effect. It can show up in any location, but the legs and bottom are most notable. Cellulite occurs in over 80% of the female population, with much fewer occurrences in men.

There are a number of different factors that cause cellulite. Excess estrogen, caused by hormonal imbalances or excess weight, can be a factor in cellulite production. Another hormone tied to cellulite is insulin. Imbalanced blood glucose levels found in people such as diabetics and pre-diabetics can cause cellulite. Stress also plays a huge roll in the development of cellulite.

Other factors that can cause cellulite are genetic predispositions, your sex, your race, underlying medical conditions, and your lifestyle. Scientists argue that there may be no cure for cellulite, but we can battle its appearance.

“Everyone has strands of connective tissue that separate fat cells into compartments and connect fat to skin. In women, these fibers form a honeycomb-shaped pattern, so any increase of fat tends to bulge out like stuffing in a mattress. You see less cellulite in men because their fibers run horizontally, forming a criss-cross pattern that prevents bulging or dimpling.”

“Though cellulite can pop up any time, it is true that cellulite does seem to appear out of nowhere and get worse with age. That’s because our tissues change. Those strands of connective tissue thicken with age, and our skin gets thinner, making cellulite more noticeable. More importantly, we gain fat with age. The average woman loses 5 lb of muscle and replaces it with about 15 lb of fat every decade of her adult life.”

Source: Target Cellulite



*Exercises for Cellulite:

  • Side to Side

Muscles worked: Quadriceps, abductors, adductors, hamstrings, and glutes. 

  • All-Fours Kickback

Muscles worked: Gluteal muscles. Wear ankle weights to intensify the workout.

  • Lying Inner-Leg Lift

Muscles worked: Inner thighs

  • Squat and Side Lift

Muscles worked: Glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, and abductors.

  • V-Leg Pull

Muscles worked: Outer thighs

  • One-Legged Lunge

Muscles worked: Glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings


  • Butt Kicks

Muscles worked: Glutes, lower back, hamstring 

  • Squats with Weights

Muscles Worked: Thighs, inner-thighs, glutes

*Dry Rubbing


“When we’d heard dry skin brushing was an effective method for reducing cellulite, we knew we had to include it in our anti-cellulite road test. Sure enough, it was indeed one of the more succesful ways to smooth away less-than-perfect spots on your legs. But the more we looked into it, the more benefits we learned this relatively simple routine had to offer. Not only does it buff away dead skin, but it’s fantastic at boosting circulation and lymphatic drainage, and ultimately ridding the body of toxins. Your skin is your biggest organ, after all.”

“Dry skin brushing effectively opens up the pores on your skin. This is something you can — and should — be doing daily, even twice a day. Your skin should be dry, so the ideal time is in the shower before you turn on the water. Just a reminder, don’t get the brush wet.”

“You should only brush towards the heart. Making long sweeps, avoid back and forth, scrubbing and circular motions. Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. And, don’t brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated or red.”

Benefits: “In addition to sloughing away dry skin on areas like knees, elbows and ankles, body brushing promotes tighter skin, cell renewal and blood flow. This also helps the lymphatic system release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. You’ll also notice a glowy, smooth complexion. We love it because it’s one of the easiest, cheapest and most effective things we can do for promoting healthy skin.”

Source: Anti-Cellulite

  • Homemade Treatments






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7-Day Workout: Thursday 

7-Day Workout: Thursday 



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Get Rid of that Migraine!

Get Rid of that Migraine!


Did you know that there are four stages to a Migraine? Yes! There are ways to tell you’re getting a migraine, in which case, you should start trying to kick it before it takes over! 

Essential Oils are my favorite way to relieve something naturally. And there are plenty of oils for a headache or migraine. 


Do you know how or where to put the essential oils?



Yoga is another natural way to get rid of your migraine.


Lastly, but probably most important is your diet. Foods can cause your migraine. And there are foods that relieve it too. Check it out! 



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Flat Belly Tips for Women

Flat Belly Tips for Women



This a great workout that is easy to do because it requires no equipment, and it shows real results immediately, when done correctly. 


Do you want to have abs like these? Put in the time and effort and these exercises will leave you with a flat Belly and more, muscle, tone, and a core. 


It’s 2017, no matter what your New Year’s resolution is, we can all be healthier. Having a flatter belly will help you live a longer life and that goes for any workout or exercise you do, it will keep you healthy and happy, too! 

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Lose Your Love Handles

Lose Your Lovehandles


Are you tired of your love handles making you feel “not your prettiest”? 


Try these great workouts that target only that area of your body: 


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Here’s the skinny on more about your love handles:


*So what else can you do? Be smart with your diet! Good luck! You’ll soon start to see those love handles no longer being “handles” anymore! 




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Strengthen Yourself!

Strengthen Yourself!


Just like the quote above says, “work for strong not skinny”, and that is what this post is about, getting strong. I collected the best exercise plans that I rotate to get a full body workout. Take this advice and study the body, with which muscles you need to work. Then try out some of the exercises offered. Try it for 5 days, tell me you won’t see a difference, even a little counts!








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Essential Oils for Beauty

Essential Oils for Beauty


“Your skin deserves to be pampered by products as natural as your beauty. We invite you to discover the luxury of essential oils, the centuries-old secret of radiant-looking skin, lustrous hair, and an ageless-looking complexion. Our pure, carefully distilled essential oils and essential oil-infused products are free from harmful chemicals and are formulated to help you reveal your most confident self.”




“From volumizing and moisturizing hair care and orchid-infused skin products, Young Living is proud to offer advanced formulas that emphasize the healthy-looking glow you were born with.”




Anti-Aging

“Don’t let the appearance of spots and fine lines hold you back. Essential oils, an ancient beauty secret, are perfect for soothing away the appearance of spots and fine lines, the visible signs of aging, and restoring a radiant-looking complexion. Our advanced skin care formulas contain none of the harsh chemicals and all of the essential oil power that can help you rediscover your natural beauty. Find a place in your daily routine for these effective products.”









*Here’s a list of all essential oils and their ailments

Facial Care

“Our skin care products are designed to deliver all the results you want, without the harmful ingredients you don’t. Moisturize, cleanse, and nourish with essential oils that support your skin naturally:”








Bath and Body

“Start your day with the beautiful scents of natural Young Living bath and body products for the entire family. Free from toxic ingredients, and including everything from shower gel to toothpaste, these exclusive products are designed to deliver the luxury of premium products and the benefits of essential oils:”






Source: Essential Oils for Beauty

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50 Reasons to Exercise

50 Reasons to Exercise


*Want to be sharper at work? Feel less tired at home? Spend some quality time with your spouse? How about enjoying a cookie without guilt?
*If you answered “yes” to all of these questions (and who wouldn’t?), exercise is the answer.
*Being physically active offers benefits far beyond the obvious. (Of course, an improved physique and a clean bill of health aren’t too shabby, either.)


Exercise controls weight

“Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don’t need to set aside large chunks of time for exercise to reap weight-loss benefits. If you can’t do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways — by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or revving up your household chores.”

Exercise combats health conditions and diseases

“Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent high blood pressure? No matter what your current weight, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.”



Exercise improves mood

“Need an emotional lift? Or need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.”

Exercise boosts energy

“Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores.”


Exercise promotes better sleep

“Struggling to fall asleep? Or to stay asleep? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Just don’t exercise too close to bedtime, or you may be too energized to fall asleep.”


Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life

“Do you feel too tired or too out of shape to enjoy physical intimacy? Regular physical activity can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. But there’s more to it than that. Regular physical activity can lead to enhanced arousal for women. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise.”

Exercise can be fun

“Exercise and physical activity can be a fun way to spend some time. It gives you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or simply engage in activities that make you happy. Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting. So, take a dance class, hit the hiking trails or join a soccer team. Find a physical activity you enjoy, and just do it. If you get bored, try something new.”


The bottom line on exercise

“Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. If you want to lose weight or meet specific fitness goals, you may need to exercise more. Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you haven’t exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis, or you have any concerns.”

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Yoga for Sciatica Nerve Pain and other Remedies

Yoga for Sciatica Nerve Pain and other remedies







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Lose Weight from Drinking More Water

We all know that hydration is important- especially during the summer heat. Getting enough daily water is essential to helping you stay cool, hydrated and energized through the most gruesome summer heat waves. But drinking water is simple, and more importantly super effective. 

“To look at exactly what drinking more water does to your stomach, appetite and brain, researchers from the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior took MRIs of participants’ stomachs and brains after they had ingested either a small glass of water (about 2 fluid ounces) or a large glass of water (about 12 fluid ounces).”

“The MRI scans showed that the participants who drank more water doubled their stomach volumes and showed increased activity in the brain. But more importantly, the participants reported feeling fuller.”

“In other words, water helps to stave off hunger: The more you drink, the less room you have for consuming calories.”

Go here to read the whole article: – Science Behind Why Water Is Good For Your Body


Smart water is great because of its large bottle and added electrolytes. It keeps you replenished like Gatorade but without the calories or sugar. If you’ve never heard of it or never tried it, give it a shot! It’s delicious and you’ll love how much water you drink from it. 

“glaceau smartwater is made from British spring water which is vapour-distilled before electrolytes are added. It has a distinctive, crisp, clean taste and is produced and bottled in Morpeth, Northumberland.” – Smart Water

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Essential Oils Guide

A Guide to Essential Oils and how to use them everyday, and everywhere in your home and life. Young Living is an excellent essential oils company. Here are the top reasons why Young Living is the best brand of essential oils there is to buy:

“The next time you drive by a field of fresh peppermint or hike through a pine forest, breathe deeply—you’re experiencing the soul-soothing power of essential oils. But essential oils are more than nice scents; these powerful plant extracts are your path to the lifelong wellness we are committed to helping you discover.”


“At the intersection of cutting-edge research and traditional wisdom, Young Living formulates targeted, essential oil-based wellness solutions that empower you to dodge harmful chemicals, energize your life, ditch stress and negativity, and reclaim your natural radiance. Browse this page for more details about our wellness categories: Home, Wellness, Balance, and Beauty.”

About Essential Oils:

“Extracted through careful steam distillation and cold pressing, only unadulterated essential oils are used in our products.”

Essential Oils in the Home:

“From cooking and cleaning to pet care and home remedies, essential oils provide many alternatives to harsh chemical products, allowing you to create the environment your family deserves.”



Essential Oils for Wellness:

“Whether you want to boost your energy, supplement your diet, or manage your weight, essential oil-infused multivitamins and nutrition solutions empower you to meet your wellness goals the natural way.”

Essential Oils for Beauty:

“Skincare, bath, and body products that are infused with natural essential oils instead of harmful chemicals allow you to naturally radiate beauty while experiencing the wonderful properties of herbs like lavender and sandalwood.”


Essential Oils for Balance:

By providing mental support for overall emotional wellness, essential oils easily incorporate into your daily routine to help you find life balance and inner serenity.”


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All About Your 7 Chakras

  

  • What is a Chakra?

“The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet.  This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.”

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Chakras

   
  

 

    

  • The Importance of the Main Chakras in the Body

These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Think of something as simple as your bathtub drain. If you allow too much hair to go into the drain, the bathtub will back up with water, stagnate and eventually bacteria and mold will grow. So is too with our bodies and the chakras. A bathtub is simple; it’s physical so the fix is easy.”
  

“Keeping a chakra open is a bit more of a challenge, but not so difficult when you have awareness. Since mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area will help bring the others back into balance. Take for example, a wife, who has recently lost her husband. She develops acute bronchitis, which remains in the chest, and then gets chest pains each time she coughs. The whole heart chakra is affected in this case. If she realizes the connection between the loss and the bronchitis, healing will occur much faster if she honors the grieving process and treats that as well as the physical ailment.”
  
Read the whole article to learn more:

What is a Chakra


  • The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through.

Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness, so it’s important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. Here’s our quick summary:



1. Root Chakra — Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded

  • Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
  • Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money and food.

  

   
 

2. Sacral Chakra — Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.

  • Location: Lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel and two inches in.
  • Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality.

   

 

3. Solar Plexus Chakra — Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives.

  • Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
  • Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem.

   

  
 

4. Heart Chakra — Our ability to love.

  • Location: Center of chest just above the heart.
  • Emotional issues: Love, joy and inner peace.

 

  

  

  
  

 
5. Throat Chakra — Our ability to communicate

  • Location: Throat.
  • Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings and the truth

  

   

 
   

6. Third Eye Chakra — Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.

  • Location: Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra).
  • Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom and the ability to think and make decisions

   
   

 

  
 
  

7. Crown Chakra — The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.

  • Location: The very top of the head.
  • Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality and pure bliss.

  

  

  

  

 


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Squatting Yoga Pose (Malaasana)

Squatting Yoga Pose  
“Squatting yoga pose (Malaasana) is considered as one of the basic yoga pose offers many health benefits. It can be performed by anyone who feel comfortable seating in this pose without facing any issues. Malaasana helps to get relieves from lower back pain and tones the abdominal muscles. This yoga pose also helps to open pelvis and loosen the muscle of hips and can also tone chest muscles.”

“You can hold in this Squat yoga pose for 1 to 2 minutes (if feel comfortable) and breathe deeply.”

   
 

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8 Amazing Facts About The Human Body that you Should Know

Amazing Facts of the Human Body

“1. When I girl has an orgasm in her sleep her brain actually were releases those hormones in real life”

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“2. When you blush the lining of your stomach blushes too.”

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“3. Humans are the Best distance runner in the animal kingdom. There is a thing called persistence running where people run after animals until the animal can no longer keep going.”

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Click the link above to read the full article!

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