Want To Work Out At Home? Here’s What To Put In Your Home Gym

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Even when you want to prioritize your health and fitness, sometimes the prospect of joining a gym can be a bit too intimidating. So, you can often feel like you’re stuck when it comes to options for working out. Although you may do the odd fitness class, or play sports with your kids to keep them active, you may still want a good way to get a killer workout in. When that’s the case, you may benefit from creating your own gym at home. It doesn’t even have to be anything special, just a space that you can work up a sweat in. If that sounds like a good idea to you, here’s how to go about getting it set up.

 

First Things First

 

But, before you get ahead of yourself and start looking for the equipment, you’re going to want to make sure that you have a dedicated space to create your gym. It needs to be somewhere that you can not only fit your equipment in, but that allows you the space to workout in peace. Sometimes, it can be great to create an area in your garage or basement, or even convert an old spare room that you’re currently not using.

 

Weights

 

Okay, so now that you’re ready to start bringing equipment into your dedicated workout space, you’re going to want to think about getting some weights. Resistance training is a great way to tone up, burn fat and feel super strong. But, to do it, you’re going to need something like free weights or kettlebells, or even some workout machines if that’s the route you want to go down. You can often find a lot of used options online if you want great quality for half the price.

 

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Cardio Machines

 

Next, cardio. We all love to get a cardio workout in every once and awhile, so it’s always super handy to have a machine, or two, to help you do that. Although you also have the option to go with a treadmill or cross trainer, you might want to read why this Walmart exercise bike is especially popular before you decide. That way, you’ll be sure to get the right machine for your workout and at the right price.

 

Mats

 

Then, you may also want to think about creating a sort of mat-based workout area in your gym space. Mats can be great for a range of different exercises. Not only are they ideal for training abs on, but they’re also perfect for stretching on. And it’s super important to stretch off after every workout. You may even be interested in doing a little yoga from home. When that’s the case, you ought to look at the right yoga mat to add to your space too.

 

Accessories

 

Finally, you might want to think about the other accessories that could be just the home gym essentials that you’re looking for. Not only may a workout ball or medicine ball be great for your workout routine, but you may want a jump rope or bands, or even a step or workout bench to make sure your workout is on point.

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4 Ways To Earn Extra Mommy Cash You’ve Never Heard Of

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Being a stay at home mom is one of the most amazing things in the world. But the pressures of being a stay at home mom in what is a society that almost ruthlessly demands a family has two incomes can be stressful. Being a mom is the most rewarding job in the world and the hardest too. You work around the clock, you go above and beyond, there are no sick days and sometimes the people you are working for (kids!) are the least compromising people you’ve ever met. Yet, despite all your hard work, you aren’t adding to the family coffers and that can be immensely stressful. You don’t get a paycheck.

Luckily for you, we have done a bit of digging, searched for great money-saving resources for moms and dads, and came up with some amazing ways in which a full-time parent can earn a bit of extra cash on the side. This means you can help with the financial pressures of living while not having to sacrifice any time with the kids. Hopefully, there is something for everyone.

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Test The Web

We live in a world that is completely infatuated with the web and this can play right into your hands, as UserTesting will attest. All you have to do is test websites and give verbal feedback on your experience. They only take about twenty minutes each and the average pay is ten bucks. So an hour a day for five days, wow, that’s an extra $600 a month. What’s even more amazing about this avenue is that you get given sites that match up with your profile, this way your feedback becomes even more valuable.

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People Pay For Opinions

It may only grant you a few extra dollars at a time, but taking surveys online. How long they take varies as does the amount you get paid, but over the course of a month or a year, it could make a huge difference to your utility bill fund. Companies like SurveyClub and Swagbucks pay you money for every survey you complete, while Harris Poll rewards you with points that can be redeemed for gift cards, with the occasional cash prize thrown in. So make sure you know what you want first and then go from there.

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Sell Your Photos

With the rise of Instagram and smartphones that have six-hundred million megapixel cameras built-in, everyone has become fascinated – and dare we say obsessed – with photography. Chances are, you are nodding your head right about now. This is a good thing because if you have started to become quite the amateur photographer you could start turning your snaps into cash. Sites like Shutterstock and Foap are a great source of supplementary cash. All you have to do is upload your photographs and, voila, if someone downloads it you could get anywhere between fifty cents and $300 depending on the licensing fee.

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Be A Professional Juror

More and more attorneys and law firms are using panels of mock jurors to get constructive criticism on their cases before they head to trial. Seriously. Our favorite of the ones we came across is OnlineVerdict, where cases rarely take more than an hour and you can get paid up to sixty bucks. Like we said earlier, the internet has given birth to so many alternative ways of making money and you don’t even have to leave the kids. It’s crazy, but it’s cool.

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Always Get A Second Opinion On Health And Fitness

Nowadays, it’s not too difficult at all to get some advice on how to stay healthy. There are plenty of blogs trying to collect and collate health advice that has worked and want to help you stay on the straight and narrow. However, there’s also a lot of advice out there that might lead down exactly the wrong path. They might be trying to get your money, they might be untested, they might even have good intentions but bad ideas. Here are a few reasons you want to always look for a second opinion when it comes to health and fitness.

 

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Misinformation sticks on the net

So much of our knowledge is assumed because it’s what we’ve always heard time and time again. Old wives’ tales, misinformation, call it whatever you want. You should accept a piece of online just because it matches up with some factoid you’ve always known. That’s how you get into those “healthy” practices that might not actually be all that good for you. For instance, the idea that smoothies are 100% healthy with little-to-no-downsides without considering the amount of glucose that tends to be in them. You have to be willing to challenge your ideas to see if they’re missing any semblance of truth.

Be wary of “experts”

There are a lot of people sharing health tips who aren’t exactly experts. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t trust that they don’t know what they’re talking about. Many speak from experience or from their own degree of learning. If someone is trying to sell you on the benefits of a specific diet, supplement, or workout tool, that’s when you should look for their expertise. For instance, if it’s part of a diet, then you need to ask if they’re giving you bad nutrition advice. Do they show the science that backs up what they’re telling you? Can you find that same reasoning from other reputable sources? Are you given “guaranteed” results? If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

 

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There are usually better alternatives around

Sometimes, the advice you’re getting isn’t necessarily bad. It just might not be the best option for you. If you’ve discovered the power of a certain exercise, then you should look up more information around it to see if there are other exercises that do it better or ways to improve your form to get better results and decrease your chances of injury. You should also be aware of the price tag that comes attached to such information, especially if it’s part of a whole workout regime. Like the updated Kayla Itsines review shows, there are many of these workout methods that seem like they have a reasonable price on the face of it. With a bit of extra research from other fitness nuts, however, you can see that the extended plan, which is usually what you’re truly looking for, costs a lot more than expected. Often, there’s a good chance you could get the equivalent for much cheaper from another source.

There’s a lot of pseudoscience going around

Then there are those who read up on one of the many holistic approaches to health and fitness going around. It’s uncomfortable disturbing other people’s’ beliefs, but when it comes to following health advice, you should be rigorous in investigating the science around it. For instance, looking at the notion of “detoxing” your life. You can detox the air of your home so it has fewer allergens, you can eat things that improve the detoxing nature of your kidneys and liver. But the idea of flushing your body of any imperfections and pollutants has been harshly contested by a number of sources. But because the idea caught on, it has become a booming health sub-industry.

 

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You might even hurt yourself

When it comes to diets, in particular, you should always be looking to build an internal knowledge of what nutrition you need, how you measure calories, and what your body truly needs. That’s because there are a lot of dangerous diets that can help you achieve certain results but also increase your risk of causing yourself some hurt in another way. The Atkins diet and its role in increasing the risk of heart disease is a prominent example.

If something really works, then you’re going to be able to find the arguments for and against it but still be able to judge in its favor. Be wary of any health products or diets or exercises that have overwhelmingly positive receptions. There’s a chance you might not be seeing the whole picture.

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Ready To Tackle The Baby Bod?

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It’s a sad fact that there is so much pressure on new moms to try and lose as much weight as possible as soon as their babies are born. Celebrity mothers are always trotted out and analyzed as examples of how women’s bodies should just bounce back as soon as they’re home from the hospital. Of course, this is ridiculous. You should be able to take your own time, and you should be focussing your time and energy on your new baby. However, that doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with wanting to get your pre-baby body back. After all, we all worry about our appearance, and that’s not going to change just because you’ve become a parent. So, if you’ve decided that the time is right for you, here are some things that you can do to tackle your baby bod.

 

Find the perfect workout

 

 

One of the biggest mistakes that a lot of women make is that they assume that they’re going to be able to just jump back into the same old workout routine that they had before they became pregnant. Sadly that’s not the case. In reality, your body is going to have changed significantly when compared to how it was before you had your baby. This means that you need to find the right workout based on your current strength and fitness levels. Sites like topworkoutprograms.com can help you find the right workout for you. You can also get in touch with a personal trainer who will be able to give you incredibly clear advice on how to get back to the kind of body that you had before you ever became pregnant.    

 

Take the time for yourself

 

One thing that gets in the way of many moms being able to tackle their post-baby bodies is that they simply don’t have the time to work out at all. This is pretty understandable since babies tend to be pretty demanding at the best of times (and borderline tyrannical at others!) However, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to take some time for yourself where you don’t have to worry about anyone else for a little while. As long as your baby is in safe hands with your partner, a friend, or a family member, then there’s nothing wrong with taking a couple of hours a week to spend time at the gym.

 

Be patient

 

Getting your pre-baby body back is not going to be a quick process. It may, in fact, be one of the biggest challenges you’ve ever faced in terms of fitness. But as long as you’re patient then you’re going to be alright. Being able to stick to it and put the effort in even when it feels as though you’re not seeing any results is incredibly important. It’s good to remember that you recently did one of the most difficult and amazing things it’s possible for a human to do: you brought life into the world. If you can do that, you can do just about anything.

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Ditch Verses Keep: Man Gifts Edition

When you are busy with the family or with work, finding time to choose a really meaningful gift for the man in your life can be tough. That is why so many men end up getting a pair of socks, and a bar of chocolate for their birthday’s, father’s day, and anniversaries. But if you want your next gift to make more of an impact, read on to see which ones they will remember forever, and which ones they will ditch as soon as they get the chance.

Keep – Racing car experience  

Now, if the man is your life is something a petrol head, it might be just up his street to go on a racing car experience day.  These come in all sorts of varieties from NASCAR, to more heavyweight vehicles like tanks and ATVs.

You can surprise him by booking a session and then taking him on the day. Or you can get vouchers from sites like https://www.drivepetty.com, that you pay for and then print off. Then you can gift those on the day, and arrange a time which is convenient for him.

 

 

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The thing about these experiences is that they are something that he wouldn’t normally get to do. That means that the memory of it will stay with him his whole life. So it is very meaningful. He can also dine out on the story of how he once drove a racecar for weeks afterward. So it really is a great gift.

Ditch – Socks

While the man in your life may seem ever so grateful for the socks and underwear that you have bought him in the past. This is really a gift that should be placed on the ditch pile.

After all, who want something practical that they could pick up easily and cheaply at the local store for himself?

 

Unless they are themed around their favorite Marvel characters like the ones at http://intl.target.com. Or they are part of a wider gift, perhaps socks are something to stay away from now on?

 

 

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Keep – Jewelry

 

 

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However, something that guys are more likely to keep hold of than anything else is some nice jewelry.

 

Sometimes we can overlook jewelry as an option when giving gifts to men because we associated with women. But if it’s done right it can work incredibly well indeed.

The trick is to get something that matches the style and the personality of the man that you are buying it for. This can take a little work, but it is well worth it.

 

To start you search check out sites like www.frostnyc.com/collections/14k-gold-chains for some seriously masculine bling.

Ditch – Aftershave

I remember being a child and my father getting bottle, after bottle of aftershave. The thing is that he had a beard, so he never even got to use it!

 

 

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Even if they are clean shaven, it’s just not that original or innovative a gift. In fact, aftershave is a bit of a cop out. For when you can’t think of anything else to buy. So best to steer clear of this one where possible.

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Create Your Teen’s First Grown Up Bedroom With These Easy Tips

It seems like only yesterday they wanted everything pink and princess, or football and dinosaurs. Now they’ve hit their mid-teens, and it’s all ‘so embarrassing.’ You’ve probably already salvaged some of those much-treasured stuffed animals and clothes your child threw out. They remind you of their younger days. But it’s not going to end there. Your teen wants a complete clear-out of everything ‘babyish, ’ and the only way forward is with a complete bedroom makeover. Are you ready?

 

The Big Clearout

 

Teens find this time in life to be full of inner conflict. They want to appear grown-up when their friends come over to the house. But all of those beloved toys, books, and posters still have deep meaning and comfort for them. You might call it sentimentality, but for a teen, this can be incredibly difficult to manage.

 

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When you have the big clearout, offer to put a couple of containers in the loft so they can come back to those most treasured items later. It clears them out of the room and out of sight of guests, but you haven’t cut that tie to their comforters altogether.

 

New Furniture

 

Teens come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, especially at this age. It’s best to buy standard furniture now. If you’re going to invest in it, you need to know it will last beyond college! Don’t feel uncomfortable about buying a bed in a larger size than a single. Teens struggle to sleep, so any help you can offer will benefit their health and education. You can buy a fluffy goose down comforter in most sizes so your child can be comfortable all year round.

 

Closet space starts to fill up during these teen years. Fashion trends for this age group change so often, and your child will, of course, continue to grow for a few years yet! Encourage your child to swap items when you’re buying new fashion. This means a tee is put in the thrifty gifting box for every new tee they buy. This prevents excess items blocking up valuable closet space.

 

Desks are vital for kids still in education. Look for desks that come with tidies or organizers, so they have places to store stationery and books. Study periods will start to extend so a comfortable office chair might be the best option here. Position the desk near to the power outlets. Chances are they’ll need a laptop, printer, and desk lamp plugged in there.

 

Tidy? Really?

 

Yes, teens like to have a tidy room, especially when they have their friends over. Teens can sometimes be more houseproud than us! Still, it takes effort to do, as well as motivation or, occasionally, incentive. Make it as easy as possible by providing plenty of storage for their things. A home for everything makes it quicker and easier to put things away.

 

Do you often find the dreaded laundry “floordrobe” scenario? An extra laundry basket positioned close to the door could help save you a lot of time and mountaineering. Carelessly discarded items if your child is a little untidy can really wind parents up!

 

Many teens are comforted by having their favorite things on display. Install a couple of shelves for this purpose. Of course, you’ll need to get the painting finished first!

 

Decor

 

Some kids can be pretty indecisive when it comes to choosing a style for their new bedroom. Of course, whatever you choose, they won’t like! Still, it’s worth shortening the list of choices as much as possible so you can get on with doing the job of decorating. Picking the main color is the first task. Broadly speaking, you should be able to pick a palette from this color that suits everybody.

 

Blues for boys and pinks for girls rarely works by this age. Brighter colors might be popular choices, but try to steer away from the moody navies, blacks, and dark grays. You want to be sure that whatever changes you make to this room can actively add value to your home rather than put any potential future buyers off. Of course, there is nothing wrong with these richer, darker tones being used for an accent wall if the other color choices are complimentary.

 

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Decorating can be a fun life lesson for your teen, as well as an opportunity to spend quality time together. Eventually, your child will have a home of their own, so they need to learn these valuable skills. Prepping the walls is essential. There may be lots of posters and pictures to take down. Any secured furniture is likely to leave a few holes in the plaster too. For a really good finish, fill the holes and sand the surface flat again.

 

Cleaning the woodwork or stripping the old paint off may generate a fair bit of dust. Make sure you’ve got your vacuum handy. If you take the time to make all the preparations, the finish will appear much better. Start with the ceiling, and work your way down. You might choose to wallpaper one or more of the walls. This can be quite hard work so make sure your teen is around to lend a hand! When everything is adequately coated and dry, you can install the flooring.

 

Usually, carpeting is used in the bedroom. For a start, it’s quieter when you’re downstairs! Your teen might prefer wood flooring and a rug. The cost to lay the flooring is quite similar, but carpeting might be the cheaper option for you. A rug can sit equally well on either surface. Leave the patterns to the rug – this can be easily and cheaply swapped out if tastes change later on.

 

Like adults, teens are more inclined to keep a room as pristine as they found it. A fresh new room could be ideal if you find your kids aren’t tidying up or taking care of things as much as you would like. Wall art and a good mirror could be the finishing touches this room needs. Hopefully, this space will do wonders for their sleep, studies, and moods! Enjoy.

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Make Some Extra While Being A Mommy

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If you’re a Mommy, you will know how important every last buck is, so if there are ways to make a little extra income – you will want to know about it.

Fortunately, there are things that can do that aren’t too time consuming, so you’re not going to be exhausting yourself out every day.

Interested? – Then keep reading.

 

Sell your things

Why keep clutter in your house when you’re not getting any use from the thing anymore? You can find Sure, some things are sentimental, and you shouldn’t throw them away if they mean a lot to you. But if you have a bunch of things hidden away in the attic, or locked up in the garage that are just wasting space – sell it! (There are more clutter busting tricks on https://www.realsimple.com.)

The internet is a brilliant way of getting rid of your unwanted items and getting a good deal for them. What may seem like junk to you, could be of value to someone else, so it’s wise to do a bit of research before you stick a price on something. That cabinet taking up room in the corner could be worth a whole lot more than you ever could have imagined!

 

Work from home

There are a whole bunch of jobs that you can do, like write blogs or even do online surveys – there are actually sites that you can make a decent amount with considering what you’re asked to do.  http://www.surveyssay.com/ lists the best sites if you want to go down this route. You can also be an online tutor if you enjoy teaching people, whether than be maths, science or even teaching foreign students how to speak English! This can be a very rewarding job, plus you can work the hours you want so that you can fit it in perfectly with Mommy life.

 

Childmind

If you’re at home looking after your own little ones, then it doesn’t hurt to take in another one or two. If you have friends that planned an event and don’t have any childcare available – offer! Word of mouth works great for this kind of thing, so spread the word and get your friends and family to do the same. More people will trust someone they know, rather than a stranger online, especially when it comes to their children.

 

Advertise your hobby

If you’re a creative one, then use your hobby to get some money coming in. Maybe you like to bake; if you do you could get in touch with school fairs or local events that are going on, and they may pay you to provide your delicious treats for people. If you take yourself as a bit of an artist, why not advertise your work online? People might commission you to do a painting or even a portrait of a family member. If you’re into photography, then consider selling your photos too! If you have a certain eye for things, then people will appreciate that and may want to frame a photo that you took when you were enjoying a family vacation.

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Skin Care Advice For The Whole Family

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No matter how old you are, it is vital you look after your skin. Not only will good skin care help prevent diseases such as cancer, but it will also offset the effects of aging. As a parent, your primary concern will be looking after your children’s health, so you need to teach them the value of good skin care as well.

There are some simple and natural ways you can care for your family’s skin, so read on for some good advice.



Stay hydrated

We lose a lot of water every day through having an active lifestyle. Your children are no exception, and if they play a lot of sport, or are spending a lot of time in the sun, they are going to become dehydrated. Rather than drinking soft, fizzy drinks, encourage your family to go for water instead. Children under 8 should drink around five glasses a day, and anybody older should drink around ten.

Not only does water boost energy levels, but it also flushes out harmful toxins in the skin, ensuring a fresh, healthy glow.



Avoid tight clothing

Where possible, encourage your family to wear loose clothing, especially in the warmer months where they are likely to sweat more. Tight clothing can suffocate the body, irritate the skin and cause folliculitis. If you want to know the symptoms of this skin condition, read more here.


Eat healthy foods

It is important to eat the correct diet for our overall health, as well as our skin. A good balance of fruit and vegetables is a must for giving our skin a fresh, youthful look, but when it comes to our kids, we may be in for a struggle. If your children are fussy eaters, blend fruit into a smoothie or add a little sugar to vegetables to make the food more palatable to their resistant taste buds.


Wear sunscreen

The summer months are a great time for getting out in the sun with our children. However, we need to remember the sun’s UV rays are harmful to our skin, especially for those of us with lighter tones. Therefore, limit the time you spend outdoors, or try and spend part of the day in shaded areas. Ensure you coat your family’s skin in sunscreen to avoid burning, and regularly apply on particularly hot days.



Stop smoking

The best thing you can ever do for your family is quitting smoking. Not only are you taking in large amounts of harmful chemicals, but you are also ruining your skin. Passive smoking is harmful to your children, including the toxic smell and the second-hand smoke they are inhaling. Be kind to yourself and everybody around you, and quit this dangerous habit.

Get a wash

One of the easiest ways to cleanse our skin is with water. Not only will it keep our skin hydrated, but it washes away any sweat and dirt built up over the day. Children can be resistant to water, but you need to ensure they regularly wash, particularly after playing outside.

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How To Effectively Lose Weight After Pregnancy

Many mothers don’t reach their peak body weight until after the baby is born and at least 1 year old. Women on average have 13% more fat than men to begin with because the female anatomy is constantly preparing itself to bear children. The extra fat is converted into energy for the baby and breast milk when it is born. Dropping the extra pounds takes time, and especially after carrying a child for such a long, your body shape will readjust slowly. Your aim shouldn’t be to sculpt your body back into the same silhouette it was before, but to live a healthy well-rounded lifestyle. Take small steps and don’t rush, the fat won’t drop off instantly, and there’s no use getting worked up about your body image as it’s natural to be a few dress sizes bigger at this stage. Relatively light workout routines are a comprehensive route to getting back to a slim and slender tone.

 

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Stay active but moderate yourself

Your body is going through a lot, and there are a chemicals imbalances taking place, such as mood swings and hormone fluctuations. Take it light and easy, to begin with, take 20-minute relaxed strolls once you’re able to come home. This will get your legs moving, and the blood pumping around your joints which have taken so much of the burden carry around the baby. Do this once a day or once every few days depending on how you’re feeling. Every morning you should do stretches if you can physically bear it, less strenuous yoga. However, if you would like a guided workout routine, with knowledge, pace and demonstration, look at something like https://defendyourhealthcare.us/full-venus-factor-product-review.

 

Bodyweight exercises

Once you feel stronger and healthier, move onto bodyweight exercises, like situps, pushups, and squats. Take it easy and try to only do these exercises with someone in your home who can come to your aid if you start feeling fatigued or dizzy. Limit the amount of reps and sets you do until you have fully lost your baby bump as compressing the womb can inflame your organs and cause stomach pains. Remember to breathe properly and take your time; make sure you have lots of room and fresh air circulating the area; open a few windows if you need to.

Balancing breastfeeding

Do not cut yourself off from a decent caloric intake to lose weight, because you will need still need to breastfeed occasionally even if your child is 1 years old. Breastfeeding requires an extra 500 calories to produce a good quality milk and a sufficient amount of it. Indeed, this sounds like an uphill struggle, but it’s really just balancing a healthy exercising regimen, with a healthy diet.

 

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Maintain a responsible diet

It can be so tempting to binge on junk food and cave into your cravings but think about the long run. You don’t want to be this size forever; instead, you want to feel sexy and curvy; almost as if you haven’t even had a child. To maintain a habit of eating the same amount as you did as you consumed during pregnancy is going to increase your size more than when you were carrying the child as you’re only eating for one now. Get into a routine of making a salad for lunch and consume 3 – 4 liters of water every day to stay hydrated. If you find yourself walking in the dark when trying to formulate a schedule, write down a meal plan as a physical representation of your goal.

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7 Signs a Family Member Is Struggling with an Addiction

There are many stereotypes surrounding addiction. However, the truth is that people can get addicted to a number of different things, and not everyone will behave in the same manner. This means that it is not always easy to spot if someone you love is suffering from an addiction that is causing damage to their life. So, what are the secret signs that you should look out for?

 

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  • Stealing – Have you noticed that money has been disappearing from around the house? Or, perhaps valuable items have gone missing? A lot of addictions require funding, and that person will do anything to get their next high, whatever that may be. This is because it consumes them, whether they like it or not.
  • Memory loss –  Addictions damage a person’s health in many different ways, and memory loss is a prime example of this. If your loved one forgets to meet obligations or does not participate in conversations about the good old days, it could be because they are suffering from memory loss.
  • Loss of interest in things they used to love – One of the keys to a happy family life is doing things that you all enjoy together; creating memories and sharing laughter. If someone in your family no longer has interest in the things they once enjoyed, they could be keeping something secret. After all, addiction takes over a person’s life, and so they have very little time for hobbies they once enjoyed.
  • Changed appearance – If the family member you are concerned about used to take pride in their appearance, and now they carry themselves in a completely different way, this is another worrying sign. Fluctuations in weight can also hint that a person has had a significant change to their way of living.
  • Major changes in energy levels – Most addiction resources state that the most common sign of an addition is a major change in a person’s energy levels. Of course, the type of addiction they are suffering from will impact how their energy levels are affected. Some addictions can cause depression and excessive sleep patterns, others can result in intense amounts of energy.
  • Lying frequently – When someone is suffering from an addiction, they will happily flat out lie so that they can protect themselves from admitting the truth about what is going on.
  • Being evasive or selective – They say the first step in recovering is admitting that you have a problem. Well, most people don’t want to admit that they are addicted to something, as facing up to the truth is extremely difficult. If your loved one is acting in an unusual manner, keeping secrets, or avoiding clear questions, they could have something to hide.

 

 

If someone you love is exhibiting any of the signs mentioned above, don’t brush it under the carpet. If they are suffering from an addiction, they are going to need your support now more than ever. Carefully think about how you are going to broach the subject rather than diving straight in.

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