Minggu, 22 Juni 2014

Be Pretty

Wake up early in the morning... every single girls must have a morning habit..
Like using a lotion, moisturizer, essence, or any care that can make us look more fresh and beautiful.

But have you realized that so many chemicals that goes into our skin. This article can make us more aware about cosmetic ingredients that we have been used for daily..

The chemicals should be avoided:
  •     Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), usually found at Shampoo and toner. The functionis to clean up oiland refresh theskinSLS is easily to penetration into skin and will gather into heart, liver, lungs and brain.
  •     Propylene Glycol, contain a high tocsin and couse brain, liver, and heart damage. Usually found at deodorant and hair gel.
  •      DEA, MEA, and TEA are a chemicals that disrupt hormones and could couse a cancer. Usually found at Shampoo and face moisturizer.
  •     Phthalates Dibutylphthalate (DBP), is the material most commonly used in skin care products because it can help the skin absorb the product well  but it can couse a cancer. Usually found at hairspray, nail polish, and deodorant.
  •     Petrochemicals which is usually called Blue 1 and Green 3 it's a karsiogenik ingredients.
  •     Formaldehyde is a preservative that can damage the respiratory system, making weakened immune system and cause cancer.
  •     Methyl / Propyl/ Butyl/ Ethyl Paraben This material is useful for preventing the development of bacteria that cosmetic products can be durable and long lasting   

How to read cosmetics label :  As a general standard, the manufacturer should sort the content material with the highest percentage in the first position. Consider if the label specifying the active ingredients.  Do a research of the ingredients contained in your cosmetic products to know the safety and effectiveness. One of the easiest ways to determine the toxin content of cosmetics and personal care products, you can open the link www.ewg.org/skindeep

For all make up addicted, please be aware with cosmetics ingredients that you used.. Be Pretty in Smart way, girls... See ya..

Minggu, 15 Juni 2014

Burn Calories and Lose Weight While Jumping Rope

Burn Calories and Lose Weight While Jumping Rope

Sometimes in our attempt to burn calories and lose weight we look for new found ways rather than taking a look at proven types of exercises. One such proven type of exercise for burning calories and losing weight is the good ole jump rope.

Rope jumping is a fantastic cardio workout that’s easy to do just about anywhere. You can do it at home, in the gym, in a hotel or in front of a television.

The best part is that it is extremely effective at burning calories and burning fat which ultimately helps you lose weight. Jumping ropes burns calories at a rate of about 750 calories per hour. That is better than most cardio exercises and it doesn’t cost you much in the way of equipment. I live in the Chicago area and running outside is pretty much out of the equation this time of year. So jumping rope is a fantastic alternative that is a great calorie burner.

If you are going to jump rope there are a few things you need to know. Find a jump rope that is comfortable for you. Some people like plastic, others nylon and others leather. I like my leather jump rope except for the fact that is seems to twist up a little too much for my liking. Some like jump ropes that are weighted. Often the handles will be weighted but you can buy jump ropes where the rope itself is weighted. If you use this kind of jump rope then you can expect to burn more calories than the 750 per hour that I listed earlier. If you go this route, I would use the Original Heavy Ropes. Using a weighted jump rope is a great cardiovascular workout.

Below you can find a few jump ropes to get you started in the right direction.

Minggu, 08 Juni 2014

5 Ways to Burn Calories to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Burn Calories to Lose Weight

Let’s be honest with ourselves.  If we want to lose weight we need to try to find ways to burn calories and hopefully burn fat as well.  Now it would be ideal if we could burn calories and lose weight by watching television.  After all, I am a big sports fan and and I do get rather worked up during certain games, so shouldn’t it be enough to watch others burn calories.  Unfortunately, watching sporting events won’t help me lose weight.  Maybe it has something to do with the bag of chips sitting to my right.

So the question is what are some good ways to burn calories, lose weight, burn fat or whatever else you want to call it?  I have a few suggestions and some of them are a little different.   Each one will stoke the fires of your fat burning machine and have you losing weight in no time.  That is if you stop eating a bag of chips while you watch a football game.


Some of you are asking, “What is plyometrics?.”  To put it simply it is basically jumping your butt off.  And if you have a butt that needs a little reduction then plyometrics is one way to burn calories at a fairly rapid pace.  I am not going to go into an extensive discussion of plyometrics in this post.  I will reserve that for a future one.  But suffice it to say plyometrics will speed up your ability to lose weight.

Plyometrics involves explosive jumps.  Often times it involves jumping onto a plyometric box.  If you have never done this you don’t know what you are missing.  Broad jumps, squat thrusts, side hops are all forms of plyometric exercise.  Each will get your heart rate elevated and place you squarely in the fat burning zone.  Stay tuned in the near future for an extensive post on plyometrics.    However, for now focus on side hops, broad jumps and jumping in place.


The Tabata Protocol is an exercise protocol named after Dr. Izumi Tabata of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. The Tabata protocol is 4 minutes of exercise alternating between short periods of intense exercise and rest.  It consists of eight rounds of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest.  This as I said is repeated for 8 rounds.  Four minutes later you will be done.  You may be asking yourself how tough can that be and how will this type of exercise ever burn calories and help me lose weight?  Well, it is amazingly tough.  I like to refer to it as a four minute trip into hell.

Now what you are going to do is to take 5 mini trips into hell back to back.  Twenty minutes later you will have burned more calories than you can imagine.  You can do a variety of exercises in a Tabata fashion but here are some that I would recommend:  push-ups, body weight squats, pull-ups, sit-ups, box jumps, jumping in place, dumbbell overhead press, dumbbell curls, and handstand press.  You can mix and match them to come up with 5 exercises to work into your Tabata Exercise Protocol.  You will be pleased with the weight you lose and the fat that you shed.

Sledgehammer Training

Alright, I know this is an odd fitness tool.  If you need to break up some concrete this is good but to exercise with?   Swinging a sledgehammer is exhausting.  Your heart rate will climb, your will burn calories and ultimately lose weight.

You can stop by a flea market or go to a used tire store in your area and come up with a larger truck tire.  Take it home, lay it in your backyard, break out your sledgehammer and go to work on the tire.  I would recommend swinging for 1 minute at a time and then taking a 1 minute break.  If you cannot swing it for one minute then break the time periods down into more manageable segments.

It does not have to be a 12 lb sledgehammer.  Start with a 6 lb one and then work your way up and your are better able to handle it.  If you scour yard sales, garage sales, flea markets, etc you can probably come up with a sledgehammer (or should I say calorie burning, fat burning, weight losing fitness equipment) pretty cheap.


For my money Burpees are the best fat burning exercise around.  If I could only do one exercise for the rest of time then this would be it.  It is truly a full body workout.  And if you haven’t figured this out yet allow me to let you in on a little secret.  Full body workouts burn calories and prompt you to lose weight at an incredibly quick rate.  If you are unsure of what a Burpee is then you can view the video below.  That is enough said about Burpees.  You need to incorporate these into your fat burning workouts.  They are a must.

Interval Training

Interval training is a must is you want to lose weight and burn calories at a rapid pace.  Interval training has proven itself in studies to be much more effective than “steady state aerobics.”  Inteval training is similar to to tabata in that it is a period of high intensity exercise followed by a period of low intensity exercise.  An example woud be sprinting for 30 seconds and then walking for 30 - 45 seconds.  Then you will repeat the cycle over and over again.  In a future post I will go into the science behind the effectiveness of interval training.  But for now understand that you need to incorporate it into your workouts if you hope to burn fat, burn calories and lose weight.

If you work all five of these ideas into your fitness program it will have a dramatic effect on your health and your weight loss.  Try them out. But as always, (especially due to the high intensity nature of the suggestions above) seek out your doctors approval.

Minggu, 01 Juni 2014

How to Burn Belly Fat and Get a Flat Belly

How to Burn Belly Fat and Get a Flat Belly

Everyone wants a flat belly. We want the washboard abs and the ripped midsection. There are a multitude of programs designed to get you exactly that: a flat belly. Many have created gadgets or exercise tools to get you there. I hate to tell you this but if you have excess fat around your midsection the you can do crunches, sit-ups, ab rollers, ab chairs, ab balls or any other ab exercise until the cows come home and it won’t make much difference.

I understand the desire to get rid of belly fat and concur with the obsession with it. Belly fat is more dangerous than any other type of fat. Belly fat is considered a contributing factor to heart disease and other diseases. Not to mention the fact that you don’t look so great in a bikini or swimsuit.

But losing belly fat is dependent on your ability to burn calories and lose weight. If you want to lose belly fat then it is imperative that you diet and exercise. The exercise with help you burn calories, the diet will enable you to restrict calories and the combination of the two will begin to make war on the fat around your belly.

Stop falling for the gimmicks and buckle down and stick to what works. Eat sensible smaller meals about four times per day and exercise at least four times per week. I would recommend at least a 45 minute brisk walk on the days that you are not exercising.

Weight training should be a part of your exercise program as well as some form of exercise that gets your heart rate up. This can be cardio, body weight exercise, interval training or some program like Turbulence Training.

So if you want to burn belly fat get out there and dedicate yourself to a sensible diet and consistent exercise program and you will begin to see results.

Just one final word. It has been my experience that belly fat is one of the last areas where the fat will leave. You will probably lose fat in other areas first but stay dedicated and and the fat will begin to disappear from your belly.

Senin, 26 Mei 2014

Review of Strip That Fat Program

Review of Strip That Fat Program

Strip That Fat is a solid weight loss program. The stated goal of the program is to lose 14 pounds in 14 days. Now I am not a general fan of programs that are mostly diet oriented that state that they are going to enable you to lose 1 pound per day. In order to achieve something along this level you would definitely need to be exercising.

To its credit Strip That Fat acknowledges that you need to workout and it guides you in the direction of building muscles. However, this is not the main thrust of the program.

The huge plus about the Strip That Fat Diet System is that it is a diet generator. Now I don’t know about you but my biggest problem with going on a diet has always been what they ask me to eat. Look, I am not a big cottage cheese fan or a fan of so many other things that they want you to eat. This is what I love about Strip That Fat. They have a huge online database that generates healthy meals for you (After all, one of our big problems is that we don’t eat very healthy).

The database is very simple to use. All you have to do is choose foods from each of the 5 meal categories and the program will create a 14 day menu for you. It will also create a handy dandy grocery list of the food that you can take with you to the grocery store.

Now, obviously, no diet is meant to be continued for only 14 days. At the end of the 14 days you create another diet plan. The nice part about Strip That Fat is that is has saved you previous menus and you can kind of determine what has worked for you and what hasn’t or what meal that you didn’t care too much for.

Strip That Fat is a diet program that you can stay on for life. As with all diets you need to be patient and not expect the world. If you stick to the diet you will lose weight. But in order to lose the weight that they say you will you will most likely have to combine it with a stronger exercise program.

Overall, I highly recommend the Strip That Fat diet program. The flexibility that it provides is fantastic. There is a 60 day money back guarantee so you can’t go wrong with it. The cost is only either $47 or $57 (two program levels) which is quite affordable. When you consider the stupid things that we spend money on then $50 or so to buy something that can help us achieve a lifetime of health is a no-brainer.

I would still recommend that you package it together with a program like Turbulence Training for the exercise side of it. I hope this was helpful. Good luck in your pursuit to Burn Calories and Lose Weight.