• Exercise and Fitness Solutions

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    September 5, 2021 /  Fitness

    Exercise and fitness are like the two sides of the same coin. We can very well say that they are one and the same. You cannot achieve fitness without intense physical exercises, because they make the main condition for an excellent body shape and health. The exercise and fitness level vary depending on your goals, your physical condition and several other factors like age, chronic disease, diet, rest, state of mind and hydration.

    The human body is a very complex machine and in vain will you work the muscles unless you take care of what you eat, how you eat, what you think and how you function in general lines. People have grown used to abusing their bodies in so many ways without even knowing it. Junk food, smoking, alcohol, drugs, lack of sleep, and still, we keep functioning. Therefore, the approach to exercise and fitness should start with the close analysis of personal lifestyle, so that you may understand how to maximize your physical activity level, in order to achieve goals.

    People usually start looking for exercise and fitness solutions when they put on too much weight or when they try to improve self-esteem. Motivation and the reason that makes one take up exercise and fitness could be very important for the success of any plan. Chasing good looks could prove unsubstantial on the long run if you miss the deeper purpose of a balanced activity level. Grow your muscles as nicely as you like, but do it in full knowledge of the process. Don’t feed yourself on steroids and powders and get pumped up. That is the approach I strongly advise against!

    Be natural in the exercise and fitness approach, and together with a stronger body, you will develop self-awareness. Once you learn the basic principles of healthy nutrition, you will read the product labels every time you go shopping at the supermarket, and you will make the most advantageous choice when it comes to quality. Good nutrition is the main foundation for healthy physical activity and real fitness.

    Rest well every night because the human body needs around 8 hours of sleep per day to recover fully. This will help you to have enough energy to train at the gym, and you’ll feel a lot better at work and in all activities that you handle. We could very well say that exercise and fitness should become a lifestyle for anyone trying to improve existence.

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  • Freestyle Food And The Rest

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    September 5, 2021 /  Food

    Whilst most forms of holiday have contracted during the recession, the cruising market has continued to grow, with an estimated 1.65 million Britons set to cruise in 2010, up from 1.5 million in 2009. So when all other holiday sectors have been moribund, what is driving the popularity of cruising. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Without oil, the fish can be cooked, how come?

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    September 5, 2021 /  Food

    DURING this to get a level of maturity in fish, of course, you use oil for frying, there is now a way that can be done, without using oil.

    “To cook the fish, do not ever use oil but to use other materials, then you can do it, do I just use salt water,” said Heriyanto, Executive Chef at the Millennium Hotel Okezone when met at the Millennium Hotel, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta.

    According to him, the use of salt water fish will easily mature, because salt has a high compound to make the body of the fish so hard.

    Well, to make it, then simply soak the fish with salt water use, with size 50 tablespoons water, and just one tablespoon of salt, then soak the fish for 30 minutes.

    “With salt water soaked, then the texture of the fish will be hard to change,” he continued.

    After soaking the fish removed, then cleaned the fish, then cut the fish to taste. New you can eat.

    In mature fish using salt water, then do not use warm water, as hot water will kill the bacteria in fish meat, the freshness factor was so lost.

    Similarly, using cold water, because cold temperatures will cause freezing, as cold curing properties.

    “Simply use water temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, equivalent to room temperature,” he concluded.

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  • Fitness Programs

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    September 4, 2021 /  Fitness

    Fitness is a state of the human body that allows it to function up to its full potential. It is the ability to do regular jobs without any strain, while being alert and energetic enough to endure any stressful activities. It is basically a condition wherein, all the major parts of the body, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, bones and muscles are in proper working condition. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Health Foods With Harmful Ingredients

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    September 3, 2021 /  Food

    Sometimes we all probably feel like we are walking through a nutrition mine field. What one person or organization calls healthy is deemed unhealthy or even deadly by another. So what is a person to do when faced with the idea of trying to improve food choices in order to achieve a healthy fit body? Luckily there are a few things that we are absolutely certain of and these things are the focus of this article. There are a lot of everyday, common foods and food storage items that most people don’t give a second thought, but that in actuality could seriously affect their overall health and quality of life. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Healing Your Emotional Relationship with Food

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    September 3, 2021 /  Food

    The other night I lay in bed watching Oprah’s 20th Anniversary DVD collection – a gift given to me by my best friend. Story after story of incredible people that have touched and changed the life of Oprah caused my tears of inspiration to flow. One particular person I really identified with – the story of Rudine. Rudine suffered severely from anorexia nervosa. She wanted so badly to battle and win this condition, but her emotional relationship with food and herself was so damaged.

    You see, I can identify with this woman because at the age of 13, I came face to face with anorexia nervosa. It followed two very painful events in my life. Looking back, I now understand I was unable to cope with all the emotions I encountered. The anger and hatred I felt – because I could not outwardly express it – was turned inward. I began to hate my body and food became the enemy. I exercised like crazy and eventually ate only 1 small meal per day. After finally breaking that cycle, I swung to the other extreme and began to binge eat late at night. Other things replaced food until, at the age of 21, I got serious about facing and healing my emotions.

    I share this with you because I think it is important to understand the devastating effects our relationship with food can have on our health. Maybe you’ve never suffered from anorexia nervosa, bulimia or obesity, but your emotional relationship with food is still worth examining. In an ideal relationship with food, you eat when you’re hungry, and you eat the healthy foods your body needs. Your body weight is healthy and you aren’t experimenting with the latest diet. Healthy eating is your way of life, and your physical wellbeing reflects that – not just your body, but your energy level, mood and internal health as well. So come on this journey with me and let’s explore some of the common emotions or situations that can trigger unhealthy eating. Pay attention to whether any of these strike home for you. If so, try substituting some of the alternatives I suggest so you can begin healing your emotional relationship with food.

    Angry Eater: When you are very angry with yourself or someone else, do you turn to food? Maybe you’re mad because you made a mistake and so you beat yourself up with food. Try confronting and expressing your anger in a healthy way, and then forgive and let it go.

    Stress Eater: According to Dr. Phil, “when you are under stress, your body releases hormones that automatically stimulate your appetite and set off cravings, prompting you to eat huge quantities of fattening food”. Take 15 minutes of quiet alone time or a 15 minute brisk walk instead.

    Convenience Eater: You don’t have time or don’t feel like making something healthy to eat, so you grab whatever is convenient – fast food or take home, chips, donuts, etc. Keep healthy and convenient foods around the house and at the office – fruit, granola bars, Lean Cuisines, string cheese, and yogurt.

    Tired Eater: Morning comes around or the afternoon energy runs out and you need a kick of sugar to keep you going. You load up on cookies, cake or other sugar snack foods and you’re off and

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  • Turkish Coffee FAQ

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    August 30, 2021 /  Food

    Turkish coffee is the oldest way of making coffee. This is a short article answering frequently asked questions about Turkish coffee. You can also post your question as a comment and I’ll do my best to answer it.

    Questions are in bold.

    What kind of coffee must I use for Turkish coffee?

    Turkish coffee nowadays is usually made of Latin American blends. Usually the blends contain two kinds of coffee: Arabica and Robusta. Except for the Latin American coffees the blends may also include coffees from Asia or Africa. Some of the best coffees for Turkish blends come from Brazil, Ethiopia and Yemen.

    Should I use a coffee particularly made for Turkish coffee or can I use any blend?

    Turkish blends are created in a special way to be optimized for Turkish coffee making. Most people that drink the popular Turkish coffee brands are used to a special characteristic taste. This doesn’t mean that you cannot use another coffee blend to make Turkish coffee. For example you can use an espresso blend. The only requirement is that it must be ground very fine like powder. If it isn’t ground fine enough there will be no foam on top of the coffee after you make it and the taste will be weak.

    So, in other words you can experiment with any blend you want if you grind it fine enough for Turkish coffee. The taste will be different than the usual though.

    Is it healthy?

    Turkish coffee is as healthy as any regular coffee. Actually according to some some researches a quantity of two small Turkish coffee cups (demitasse cups) can be beneficial for the heart. If you exceed this amount then it may become bad for your health like any other coffee. Bear in mind that Turkish coffee is made almost as quickly as instant coffee but it’s far better for your health.

    What is this thick thing on top of Turkish coffee? Is it like espresso?

    When you make Turkish coffee properly you will notice on top a layer of dark, thick and homogeneous foam. This is also known as kaimaki in Greece. If the coffee doesn’t have kaimaki then something is definitely wrong with the coffee making:

    • small quantity of coffee used
    • not properly heated
    • ground coarser than required
    • very stale coffee

    In some Eastern countries it is an insult to serve Turkish coffee without this special foam on top.

    Kaimaki foam is looks similar to the espresso crema but it very different in terms of physical properties. The espresso crema is formed not only due to heat but also because of high pressure so it’s quite different.

    Do I need any special expensive equipment for Turkish coffee?

    Making Turkish coffee is very easy and very fast. All you need is a small coffee pot and a heat source. You can use a small stainless steel pot and your electric stove top but it’s preferable to use a traditional copper or brass Turkish pot. Regarding the heat source it’s better to use low fire to make the coffee. A gas burner or an alcohol burner is my favorite heat source for home use.

    What size coffee pot do I need?

    This is a question that creates a lot of misunderstandings. Basically it depends on how much coffee you are going to make each time.

    First, what you need to know is that you will need a coffee pot that

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