Humans, however, are excellent at adapting to new circumstances, which means that people will habituate to their new relationship or wealth, return to a baseline level of happiness, and seek out the next milestone. Fortunately, the same principle applies to setbacks—we are resilient and will most likely find happiness again.
Happy people live with purpose. They find joy in lasting relationships, working toward their goals, and living according to their values. The happy person is not enamored with material goods or luxury vacations. This person is fine with the simple pleasures of life—petting a dog, sitting under a tree, enjoying a cup of tea.
Commit to your goals.Pick one, two, or three significant goals that are meaningful to you, and devote time and effort to pursuing them, we get satisfaction from achieving goals in life, especially things we love doing.
Some key signs of happiness include:
Feeling like you are living the life you wanted
Feeling that the conditions of your life are good
Feeling that you have accomplished (or will accomplish) what you want in life
Feeling satisfied with your life
Feeling positive more than negative.
Health and happiness are completely intertwined. That’s not to say that people with illnesses can’t be happy, but that attending to one’s health is an important—and perhaps under appreciated—component of well-being….. Happiness in the home gives us that sense of calm and well-being. Children feel loved and brings them happiness.
Researchers have identified many links between health and happiness—including a longer lifespan—but it’s difficult to distinguish which factor causes the other. Making changes to diet, exercise, sleep, and more can help everyone feel more content.
FASHION IS ALWAYS CHANGING FROM ONE MINUTE TO THE NEXT, TEENAGERS ESPECIALLY HAVE TO HAVE THE LATEST TRENDS…NAME BRANDS ARE VERY POPULAR AND ARE GENERALLY MORE EXPENSIVE, THAN A LABEL THAT IS NOT WELL KNOWN. I LOVE THE NEW FASHION TRENDS.. WHO DOES’NT ?
Experts say Fashion is a form of self-expression and autonomy at a particular period and place and in a specific context, of clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle, and body posture. In its everyday use, the term implies a look defined by the fashion industry as that which is trending. Everything that is considered fashion is available and popular by the fashion system.
Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. Because the more technical term costume is regularly linked to the term “fashion”, the use of the former has been relegated to special senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while “fashion” generally means clothing, including the study of it. Although aspects of fashion can be feminine or masculine, some trends are androgynous.
This term does not just define all the latest or the most popular or the most famous clothes. In reality this social phenomenon involves more importance. In some way fashion helps us to show who we are and depict our personality in the terms of visual information. In the way we choosing clothes we show our attitude to world and other people. It is also some kind of communication. We put some of our personality at everything, how we behave at different situations, what we eat and which style of clothes we choose at shops. All the parts of it build the main stream of fashion. But in spite of our personality every person at the world have something in common. Even if it’s the smallest thing.
All over the world there are a lot of people who have the same tastes, who choose the same food and trousers of the same kind. There are a lot of traits which build the fashion of today. ………
Would you believe that the knitted cardigan has made a comeback with a huge spike in sales for sexy take on the wardrobe staple. Now, demand is surging globally and in Australia, where searches for cardigans are up by 50 per cent. ..Searches for cardigans were up 34 per cent month-on-month globally, according to trend forecaster and shopping platform List.
What is your idea of beauty? That is a complicated question, and everybody has their own version of it. Someone says, it is an inner world treatment, to other people and nature; others say, it is an attractive appearance and lovely cover.
Beauty is described as: “the quality or combination of qualities in a person or object that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” In other words, everyone can see the beauty in everything. The uniqueness in someone’s body or face doesn’t just have to be.
Makeup is a tool that helps to correct some flaw on the face and to look fresher. There is also another definition of beauty of nature — it is sincerity, first of all. When you are not ashamed of how you look, you make yourself your own. When it does not depend on makeup and clothes. The beauty of nature is about doing something with all heart, working with your body and improving your personality…..Inner beauty is an essential quality in a person. All the actions that we do in life, mainly come from the inside. It depends on our inside world, values of life and moral qualities. It is a harmony that a person should feel from inside.
True beauty comes from the heart. Nobody commands us what to do, we realize it, and we are sure that all we are doing is correct and right. We can say it is a sign of a good upbringing since childhood. True beauty is honesty and responsibility. When you are not ashamed of your actions.
Along with healthy eating, physical activity is important. Be as active as possible,in as many different ways as possible. Aim to do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, if not all days of the week. A regular half-hour of physical activity can help to:
If your goal is weight loss, aim to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. If 30–60 minutes of physical activity seems like too much to start with, you can break this up into smaller blocks of 10–15 minutes, spread out across the day.
Resistance activity is also highly recommended for all people and especially people with diabetes. An exercise physiologist can help you, to create a safe resistance activity program. Aim to do resistance type activities at least twice per week.
This could include:
body weight exercises like push-ups, squats or lunges at home
using dumbbells and resistance bands (such as Thera-Bands™) to do resistance exercises at home
doing tasks around the home that involve lifting, carrying or digging
joining a gym and doing weights or other resistance exercises.
Also try to reduce the amount of time you spend sitting down, either at work, at home or both. Some small activities you can do to help reduce the amount of time you spend sitting throughout the day include:
Take the stairs rather than the lift.
Park further away from your destination and walk.
Get off public transport one stop earlier and walk the rest of the way.
Get up to get a drink of water on a regular basis, at least once every hour.
Do some chores, such as ironing, while watching TV.
Play with your children or grandchildren in the park.
Get up and talk to your work colleagues rather than emailing them.
Sugar intake and diabetes
People with diabetes who follow a healthy eating pattern, can include a small amount of sugar in their diet. However, the sugar should be eaten as part of a nutritious meal. For example, one teaspoon of honey with plain porridge, tinned fruit in natural juice and some types of high fibre breakfast cereals with dried fruit, such as natural muesli.
What is Healthcare ? Health care is delivered by health professionals and allied health fields. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, midwifery, nursing, optometry, audiology, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training and other health professions are all part of health care.
Healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people.
Here are some surprising and interesting facts about your body….
Research has shown that on a hot day, drinking a hot beverage may help your body stay cool. The reason being that when you drink a hot drink, your body produces sweat to cool down your body temperature. Initially you may be adding heat by drinking the hot liquid, but the amount of sweat that your body produces to cool down more than makes up for the added heat from the liquid. The increased perspiration is key; when the sweat evaporates from your skin, it is able to cool down your body temperature.
More than half your bones are located in your hands and feet
We are born with approximately 300 bones and cartilage which eventually fuse together by the time we reach adulthood. The adult human body consists of 206 of these bones, 106 of them are located in our hands and feet. Bones in the arms are among the most commonly broken bones and account for almost half of all adults’ bone injuries.
Feeling Tired …..If you are physically tired, the best thing to do is exercise as it will give you more energy than sitting. Research has found that the blood and oxygen flow through the body will give you more energy and improve your mood. The increase in endorphin levels can contribute to a feeling of well-being.
Did you know that colder temperatures may help reduce allergies and inflammation and research has shown that it can help you think more clearly and perform daily tasks better. The cold can also help lower the risk of disease.
Bananas can help improve your mood..
A banana has approximately 30% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps the brain produce serotonin, which is considered a mood stabilizer. Serotonin impacts your motor skills and emotions. It is also the chemical that helps you sleep and digest food. Eating a banana can help relieve depression and anxiety by stimulating the serotonin levels in your body.
Involving children in planning and preparing their own lunchboxes gives them the opportunity to learn about healthy eating, and also gives them a chance to make autonomous decisions about what they will be eating during the day.
Talk to your children about what they would like to have in their lunchbox. Discuss healthier food and drink choices and decide what will be in the lunchbox together.
Write a shopping list together. Take your children shopping with you and let them choose foods and drinks from the shopping list.
Encourage your children help prepare their lunchboxes. Older children may be able to prepare most of their lunch themselves, and younger children can help with making sandwiches or cutting up soft fruit. It is a good idea to prepare lunchboxes the evening before to allow children to participate.
Try planning a healthy lunch box to start the school year. Talk to your children and discuss what they would be happy to have included.
The six key parts to a healthy lunchbox include:
fresh crunchy vegetables
milk, yoghurt or cheese (you can use reduced-fat options for children over the age of two years). For children who cannot tolerate milk products, offer appropriate alternatives like calcium fortified soy or rice drink or soy yoghurt
a meat or meat alternative food like some lean meat (e.g. chicken strips), hard-boiled egg or peanut butter. If your school has a nut-free policy, peanut butter and other nuts should not be included in your child’s lunchbox
a grain or cereal food like bread, a roll, flat bread, fruit bread or crackers (wholegrain or wholemeal choices are best)
Tips for healthy lunchboxes include:
Cut up large pieces of fruit and put them in a container – this makes it easier to eat, especially if your child has wobbly teeth or if they have less time to eat than they are used to. Send a damp face washer to help with extra juicy fruit.
Consider giving half a sandwich or roll for morning recess, as this is an easy way to get a healthy fill.
In the hot weather, send frozen milk, yoghurt or water, or even frozen orange segments. This makes a great refreshing snack and helps to keep the lunch box cool.
Go for colour and crunch in the lunch box by offering a variety of colourful vegetables and fruit.
Food is usually stored in lunchboxes for several hours and it is important to keep the lunchbox cool so that the food stays fresh. Some tips to help keep lunchboxes
Choose an insulated lunch box or one with a freezer pack.
Pack a wrapped frozen water bottle or freezer brick next to foods that should be kept cold (for example cheeses, yoghurts, meats and salads).
Perishable foods such as dairy products, eggs and sliced meats should be kept cool, and eaten within about four hours of preparation. Don’t pack these foods if just cooked. First cool in the refrigerator overnight.
If making lunches ahead of time, keep them in the fridge until leaving for school or freeze them in advance.
If you include leftover meals such as meats, pasta and rice dishes, make sure you pack a frozen ice block in the lunch box.
Ask children to keep packed lunches in their school bag and to keep their bag out of direct sunlight and away from heat, ideally in a cool, dark place such as a locker.
Would you believe that Skin is the largest organ in the body ?…..skin is a constantly changing, dynamic organ, there are three main skin layers – the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutis – each of which is made up of several sub-layers. The skin functions as the body’s first line of defence against bacteria and viruses, and is also a vital sensory organ, sensitive to the softest touch as well as pain.
Healthy skin also maintains the balance of fluids and helps to regular body temperature……..The skin is truly amazing.
Did you know that because the skin is the body’s largest organ, if you were to stretch out the skin of the average adult, it would cover 22 square feet (2 square metres)…. Epidermis is the thin cuticle protective outer layer of the skin.
The dermis the second layer of skin, plays a key role in protecting the body from external influences and irritants as well as feeding the outermost layers of skin from he innermost skin layer stores energy while padding and insulating the body.. The subcutisis the innermost skin layer stores energy while padding and insulating the body.. the skin is made up of pores.
What are Pores in the skin ?
A pore is an opening of the skin through which sweat and other materials can pass. A skin pore can become clogged when it fills up with sebaceous fluid or dead skin and is overcome by bacteria on the face and body.
People with oily skin are more likely to suffer from clogged pores than people with other types of skin. ..and People with dry skin are more likely to suffer clogged pores, because of the buildup of dead skin cells.
Pores may be more prominent on the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin which can be very bothersome and disfiguring. Pores are small openings in our skin which moisturize our dry skin, regulate the temperature and help our body to flush out the toxins. Although there is no permanent cure for large pores, there are several ways you can shrink pores on face or minimize their appearance.
People with naturally oily and thicker skin often tend to develop large pores than those with dry and thinner skin. Enlarged pore size are often associated with sebum output level, your age and gender.
Blackheads are often found on the nose, forehead and chin, blackheads are not necessarily a sign, you’re not washing your face properly. Hormones and using the wrong skin care products will also lead to these unwanted blemishes……….Blackheads usually form, when dirt and oil become trapped in pores and eliminating them helps reduce the formation of new blackheads, while gently scrubbing away the existing comedones. (Black or White coloured spots ).
Speak to your dermatologist about various prescription topical creams available to treat acne and blackheads.
These are some common skin problems-:
Acne- is caused by blocked hair follicles and oil (sebaceous) glands of the skin, often triggered by hormonal changes.
Atopic dermatitis (Eczema) can appear on the face (especially in infants), hands, feet or in the creases and folds of the skin.)
Shingles virus (herpes zoster) results in a red, blistered rash caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox (the varicella -zoster virus, that are the familiar welts (raised, red, itchy areas) that can occur on the skin.
Urticaria/ Hives are the familiar welts (raised, red, itchy areas) that can occur on the skin. Common causes of hives include medication, food, and bug bites or stings.
Athletes Foot can lead to extreme itching, redness, and cracked skin on the feet and in between the toes, Its a type of fungi which is generally found in a warm moist environment like swimming pool, spa, sauna area’s.
Solutions for clogged pores..
Washing your face in the morning and before bed with a mild cleanser, formulated for your skin type, will help with clogged pores.
Try using exfoliants, facials and lightly abrasive chemicals, as they can prevent the build up of sebaceous fluid, which is the principal culprit in the formation of acne, whiteheads and blackheads.
Some facial masks, cleansers, toners, serums and lotions include pore-refining ingredients such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids and vitamin A, which exfoliate the skin and cleanse the pores of impurities.
Never squeeze or pop a blackhead to prevent damage, which can cause scarring or small holes on the skin.
WE ALL WANT TO FEEL AND LOOK GOOD, IT GIVES US A FEELING OF SELF-WORTH, IT BUILDS UP OUR CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM… ONE WAY IS TO LOOK AFTER OUR SKIN AND FOR THE LADIES, WE LIKE TO BUY MAKE-UP AND MOISTURIZING CREAMS, EXFOLIATE OUR SKIN AND TAKE GOOD CARE OF BODIES. BUT THERE IS SOMETHING MORE, WE NEED TO DO..
All of these are important if you want to want to look and feel good about yourself. But beauty starts with good health. Hair. Our hair is one of the first things that people notice about us. It’s, therefore, important that you look after it. Shampoo and condition regularly, using products that suit your hair type. Treat yourself to a conditioning treatment every so often.
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Accept yourself. You are who you are. You may change that soon, but at this very moment you’re that version of yourself. And before you accept it, you won’t be able to make any progress. Don’t let others put you down. People will try to discourage you, talk you out of something you’re up to, tell you you’re crazy to think in a certain way, etc. Focus on your positive qualities. Everyone has good and bad sides. They are who you are, true. But the best you can do to boost your self-esteem is to pay attention to the good ones. Give yourself compliments. Instead of waiting for others to do that, why don’t you start now.
Throw away your conventional, media-defined ideals of beauty. You’re not going to change society’s definition of beauty, but you can change your own. Don’t focus on the beauty you see in ads but, instead, to the beauty you see in the real-life people you admire. Define yourself in ways other than how you look. Make your self-esteem contingent on your inner, not outer qualities. Focus on what you like about your abilities, personality, relationships, and perspective on the world. Don’t freak out when you feel you “look bad.” Anxiety and stress can take an actual toll on your face, and you’ll be more likely to display the outer signs that truly detract from a pleasant appearance. On a smile.
When you dress better, you feel better about yourself. As a natural consequence of feeling better, you project this positive feeling outward to other people. Essentially you… This leads people that you encounter to think “Well, she/he certainly acts like a good-looking woman/guy, so they must be.” So being treated this way by others affirms your own positive feelings.
related note, assembling your features into a pleasant expression when you smile.
I AM LACTOSE INTOLERANT AND CANNOT EAT CHEESE, CREAM ETC…… AND I ALSO HAVE A REACTION TO EATING EGGS AND GET TERRIBLE MIGRAINES……DID YOU KNOW THAT EATING THE FOLLOWING FOODS HELP WITH ALLERGIES :-
An apple a day keeps your allergies away? Well, at least according to a 2016 study published in the journal Molecules, that is true. Quercetin — the plant polyphenol the fruit contains — has been found to help reduce the inflammation that often comes hand-in-hand with allergies, preventing it from affecting you. And for more reasons to eat apples, know that a perfect apple is one of the 40 Simple Pleasures Only People Over 40 Understand.
If you’ve noticed pineapple tends to help fend off your allergies, there’s a reason for that: the 79 mg of vitamin C it contains per cup can help you control your symptoms and leave the sniffles behind, Amazing…
Hey !! Here’s your excuse to eat guac and avocado toast like it’s your job: They’re rich in both vitamin C and E, which gives you a double-whammy in getting rid of your allergy symptoms. Yep, it’s pretty much a sneeze-free dream come true.
If you’re not already a fan of kiwi, your allergies will thank you for adding it into your daily diet. By cutting some up and eating it as a snack, you’ll reap some allergy-fighting benefits thanks to its high vitamin C content of 64 mg per fruit.
Just like apples and red grapes, one study found black plums are also a great source of the anti-allergy plant Polyphenol Quercetin. Stock up the next time you’re at the grocery store and eat them often. It seems to be that eating foods rich with vitamin C and E are beneficial for allergies.
WE ALL WANT TO BE HEALTHLY AND WE HAVE CHOICES ON HOW WE LIVE, SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT AS FORTUNATE AS OTHERS, BUT WE NEED TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF WHAT WE HAVE….WE ALL KNOW DIET AND FITNESS, PLAYS A BIG PART OF OUR HEALTHLY LIFESTYLE, IF WE HAVE A BUSY LIFESTYLE, WE SOMETIMES DON’T HAVE TIME TO ALWAYS EAT HEALTHY AND DO EXERCISE, WHICH MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO BE GOOD TO OUR BODIES.
The phrase ‘healthy lifestyle‘ is an abbreviated definition of how you should live if you want to live a vibrant, active life with a healthy body and healthy mind. Creating a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean drastic changes. Making gradual small changes to your diet and activity habit can have a big impact.
Even if you opt for small changes, the benefits are still pretty amazing. For example, increasing your activity level can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight. If you are currently overweight, small steps toward that goal can have an impact.
Schedule time when you turn off the TV and computer. Once a week, turn off all screens and do something a little more physical with your family. Play games, take a walk, do almost anything that will be more active than sitting on the couch.
Look for small ways to walk more. When you get the mail, take a walk around the block, take the dog for an extra outing each day, or walk on your treadmill for five minutes before getting ready for work. When you’re on the phone, pace around or even do some cleaning while gabbing. This is a great way to stay moving while doing something you enjoy.
Get housework done and increase daily movement at the same time. Shoveling snow, working in the garden, raking leaves, sweeping the floor—these kinds of activities may not be vigorous exercise, but they can keep you moving while getting your house in order.