Health, Lifestyle

How to Stay Fit on the Road


Developing a workout routine is easy when you’re not constantly travelling. Going to the gym a few times a week becomes a regular part of your schedule, but only until you hit the road. Whether you start travelling for work, or just you just feel the need to explore new destinations, you can easily neglect your fitness routine. In order to prevent that from happening, you should do your best to always fit a workout session into your travelling itinerary.

Pick the right hotel

If your budget allows it, book a hotel that offers a fitness centre. That way, you can work out as efficiently as you would back home. With appropriate facilities, you could do cardio, bodyweight exercises, stretch and dedicate an equal amount of time to every body part, for the best workout. Aside from hitting the treadmill, lifting weights and spending time pumping the iron, make sure you also use the opportunity to go for a swim. It’ll help you stretch and relieve neck pain or backache caused by uncomfortable travelling.

Make the most of the outdoors

Sometimes a little bit of fresh air can go a long way. This is especially true when it comes to working out, because some people feel much better after they’ve spent half an hour running in the park than after breaking a sweat at the stifling gym. Therefore, think about getting up early in the morning, picking up your workout clothes and running a mile to start the day on the right foot. Not only is it a cost-effective solution, but it’ll also offer you a chance to take a look at the city you are visiting, which you might not be able to do otherwise. What’s more, use the opportunity to combine exercising with sightseeing, and do a race walking session while you’re getting to know a new place.

Bring the equipment with you

When you’re packing for a trip, make sure you don’t forget your workout equipment. It’s essential that you pack your comfortable bodybuilding clothes, so you can get the best of your workout. Also, don’t forget a jump rope and a resistance band. A small Pilates ball can be a great companion on your trip, just make sure you deflate it so that it can fit in your luggage. Leave your weights at home because they are too heavy to carry them with you, but don’t worry – water bottles are a great alternative.

Work out in your room

If you didn’t get lucky enough to find the hotel with a gym, you can easily transform your hotel room into a workout room. Use chairs for side planks, and feel the burn just as strong as you’d feel at the gym. Use the sofa in your room for doing push-ups, and unpack the jump rope and resistance bands from the suitcase and start your workout right in your hotel room. If you prefer an outdoor session, you can also use the terrace in your room. Whether you opt for stretching, resistance exercise or Pilates, the terrace can be a great place to feel the burn.

Don’t slack off too much

If you’re travelling only for the weekend, skipping your workout session won’t be too bad. As long as you don’t go more than two days in a row without exercising, you’ll be fine. However, if your trip will last longer than two days, it’s vital that you don’t neglect your workout routine because it will be more difficult to get back in shape once you’re back home.

Physical activity is essential for our well-being, so it’s paramount that we work out at least three times a week. Therefore, even if you’re constantly travelling, or you’ve decided you need a longer vacation, make sure you stick to your workout plan even when you’re on the road.

Contributing Writer, Diana Smith

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Health

BEST ORTHOTICS: GET RELIEF FROM YOUR FOOT PAIN AND ANKLE DISORDER


Orthotics are some foot products which are prescribed by the podiatrists, and these customized products can provide excellent support to your foot, and remove the foot pain and other problems. You can find some common foot problems such as subtalar joint issue, Prorating, Hyperpronation, Neuromas, tibial tendonitis and much more. In this case, you need to consult with a podiatrist and they can suggest you some proper orthotics attachments for your foot issue. These attachments can provide some ankle supports and can also help you to get rid of the long-term pain.

Orthotics Products
Orthotics Products

Why Would You Use the Orthotics Products For Your Foot Problems? 

  • You can find different kinds of orthotics products in the market and people can also purchase them directly from the counter. These readymade orthotics products can provide padding and cushioning to the arch and ankle portions and can also provide limited structural supports to reduce the shock from the sole of the foot.
  • Apart from that, some plastic orthotics products are also available, but these plastic products cannot provide enough support to your foot, and can also irritate your foot tissues. On the other hand, the plastic orthotics will not be able to keep or hold the subtalar joints in natural position.
  • These orthotics products can increase the shock absorption and are very useful for long arched feet. Apart from that, these products can also reduce the foot pressure and can provide complete relief to diabetic patients. Through these products, people can also get relief from the long-term pain of rheumatoid arthritis. However, these orthotics products cannot control or improve your biomechanical parts and cannot provide you long-term structural supports. You may need to change the products after a certain time and you need to contact your physician or podiatrist in this regard.

What Are the Benefits Of Orthotics? 

Orthotics is a special kind of material which is inserted or placed inside the shoes of plantar facilities patients. Basically, orthotics can design some special shoes which will provide you cushioning and comfortable feel.

Many people suffer from plantar facilities and need some structural supports for their foot problems. In this case, they can feel some acute pain and cannot even move from one place to another. These patients need some structural supports for walking and running, and in this stage, they can get proper help from orthotics counters. They can use these shoes and these products can also provide good support to their foot and reduce the pressure of their foot. They can also keep the blood circulation in a normal way and can keep their foot in a proper posture. So, through this way, people do not feel the pain in their foot and they can easily get utmost relaxation, comforts, and flexibility during walking and run. So, it is suggested that if you feel any kind of foot pain then you can also try out these products and can contact the podiatrist to for more details.

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foot pain

How Would You Get the Customize Orthotics Products? 

There are many types of orthotics products available in the market and you can also find some additional padding and shoe sole available over the counter. But these ready-made products cannot provide you enough structural supports and you can feel some ankle pain due to these products. In this case, you need some customize orthotics shoes and can contact some retailers and orthotics dealers in this regard. You can also find some orthotics products available on online shopping portals and choose the best one which is recommended by the doctors worldwide.

Hope you like the above-mentioned benefits of orthotics and understand all the things about orthotics products. Please check the customer reviews of these products before purchase.

 

Beauty, Health, Lady, Lifestyle

7 Habits of Women with Great Skin


You have probably heard people say that someone “just has good skin”, but the truth is that behind that seemingly perfect, smooth skin is a stable, well-balanced skin routine and self-care, without which, no matter how good your genetics, you wouldn’t be able to have good skin. So, let’s see what are the seven most important steps to having a flawless skin routine.

1. Cleanse

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The most important part of any skin routine is to first get rid of any impurities that have collected in your pores and on the surface of your skin during the day or while you were sleeping. Use a gentle cleanser like the Clarins cleansing milk to remove impurities without being too hard on your gentle skin.

2. Choose your cosmetics carefully

We live in the day and age when most of the things we use every day are filled with all sorts of chemicals. But for certain things, like the food we eat or the products we apply to our skin, we want to make extra sure that they’re as natural as possible, to give us the best results. Organic, all natural brands like Tammy Fender are great options and they will give you the best results, while also not hurting our planet.

3. Get enough sleep

Many of us lead active, non-stop lifestyles, and are often left having to compensate for that fact, like taking supplements because we don’t have time to eat or putting concealer on the bags under our eyes because we didn’t get enough sleep. But the truth is, there is no product in the world that can do for us all the things that a full night’s sleep can do. It will not only replenish our energy, but give our skin time to recover and rest.

4. Apply sun protection

Everyone likes to put on a tan, but if you’re not careful, you can seriously damage your skin just by being in the sun. Let’s break it down: the vitamin that you get from the sun is great – not just for your skin, but for your whole body. However, the sun is not what it used to be, and the rays are now more harmful than ever. This is why it’s extremely important to use a product with the high SPF, every single day. Use a primer like Nars multi-protect, or apply sunscreen during your makeup routine.

5. Hydrate

For glowing skin, it is crucial to be well hydrated, inside and out. Hydrated skin has more elasticity, fewer wrinkles and its own special glow. There are two main things you should do: First, drink a lot of water. The 8 cups per day are just a minimum, so make sure you carry a water bottle around with you and drink whenever you feel thirsty. Secondly, you should always be using a good hydration cream. Products like The Body Shop’s Nourishing night cream are great to put on before you go to bed, while lighter options like Estee Lauder’s Daywear is the perfect thing to apply in the morning before putting on makeup.

6. Regular treatments

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Having a daily routine is important, but sometimes our skin requires extra care. Consider making it a part of your monthly or quarterly routine to go to a professional cosmetician for a treatment of your choice that will improve your skin and give it a boost. But for a more regular schedule, getting a good scrub like the Cosmedix Purity Detox scrub will allow you to exfoliate your skin more frequently. Make sure you don’t do it more than every third day, because you risk taking off too much of the top layer, and always follow the instructions on the product.

7. Healthy habits

It’s no secret that beauty comes from within, and the same goes for health. If you practice healthy habits, eat a balanced diet, drink lots of water and exercise regularly, your skin will show the glow and radiance of health. Avoid eating oily and greasy food, since it can clog your pores; and avoid dehydration to keep your skin glowing.

Of course, some skin types are prone to acne and other blemishes, but as long as you are doing everything in your power to have healthy, happy skin, you can show it off to the world and be proud of it.

Amy Mia Goldsmith

Lifestyle Blogger

Amy is a regular contributor to Highstylife.com and elegantluxelife.com

And has also contributed to a number of publications including Stuartsays.com, Sifascorner.com polishedpolyglot.com and glitzandglamourmakeup.co.uk

Health, Lifestyle

How to be a healthy woman


“The first wealth is health”:

Living a healthy lifestyle should be a top priority for all women. And sustainable health can be achieved through simple steps. The infographic below helps illustrate the issues women should be most aware of when trying to get and stay healthy. These include understanding the differences between men and women, staying active, keeping a clean diet, and practicing mindfulness.

Create fantastic healthy days with the info below.

Enjoy!”

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Beauty, Health, Lady, Lifestyle, self help

10 ways to practice self-care PLUS a Book Giveaway!


When was the last time you did something JUST for yourself?

Has your daily routine been too much and you just need time to learn to relax ?

I have been longing to do this post for a very long time. Not only did someone recommend it, But I have been wanting to come up with ideas and tips for a life filled with mindfulness, peacefulness and serenity. The things that create a time for spending some “you” time. At the end of the day I almost (daily) spend some “me” time.

I get home and pop the kettle on, and just do things to let myself rejuvenate, and renew my mind so that I can sleep better and smash the next day.

The following may work for you, may not, but I have not only researched, but put together my own ideas to cultivate building-blocks of self-care. This is not just something you try and do once and then just forget and get on with a busy hectic eventful life. You need to do these things consistently if you want to have a healthy, mental and physical well-being.

Here are some tips to go by that I think will benefit you in the long haul if you’re a busy person, (Mum, Wife, Entrepeneur, Business Woman, Full-time worker):

1. Listen to classical music or any easy listening (evening) type of music!

I recommend Jackie Evancho, Andre Rieu’, Kathleen Battle, Greta Bradman, Katherine Jenkins and composers like Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven. I trained as a classical music pianist for 8 years, so classical music is my escape. That’s why I basically put it as number One! But if you don’t particularly like classical music, whatever kind of music you think is relaxing for you!

2. Book a massage 💆🏼 or an ultimate day spa in Perth. Or a Luxurious Pamper Package at a High End Day Spa. 

 

 

3.Read a novel such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, or an inspirational/motivational book to get even more ideas on looking after yourself.

4. Breathe – Sit on your bed (or even lay) and concentrate on your breathing. Inhale and exhale slowly, feeling and making sure you are relaxed.

5. Try a different kind of tea – Opt for herbal green, or chamomile tea is also known as a relaxant.

 

6. Another idea is to just lie on your bed for five minutes and close your eyes. Not necessarily taking a nap, although a power snooze for 5 minutes is excellent! I just think lying there and closing your eyes is a time to renew.

7. Organise a Girls Getaway to escape, relax and indulge……

8. Create your own aromatherapy without the expensive candles with Little Finch Candle and Co.

 

 

Some oils to use can be the Aromachologie Relaxing Essential Oil Blend which is only $25 through L’Occitane which is a great lavender oil to soothe yourself and create a healthier you. For some more ideas on oils visit my Doterra Party page and get an idea of what oils would be your favourite or type.

9. Make a cup of tea and pull out a chick flick! Something like “The other woman” with Cameron Diaz is a laugh! Or “How to lose a guy in 10 days” even if you’ve watched it 100 times like me! To me it is a classic! And will always be a favourite!

 

10. Be selfish. Not in the wrong way, but do that one thing today just because it makes you happy. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do and something stopped you from pursuing it, I say, GO FOR IT! If you have that gut instinct feeling about pursuing a career, going in a different direction in life, changing courses, then, one thing I always have believed is “Trust your gut!!!!!!”

I am a firm believer in self-care, and am learning new and more ideas from other bloggers who love to post things similar.

Another idea is to have an early nights sleep. That’s always been a top tip!

Go shopping.

Priceline has a fantastic product from Essano which is a Rosehip Certified Organic Mist Toner which is enriched with Kakadu Plum and Green Tea. I only got it for $10.39.

Tonight I sprayed it on after putting on my night cream and it is just soooo soothing and refreshing. I feel it doing wonders! It’s more of a day spray to hydrate your skin but it’s still nice to spray on before bedtime.

This time I am doing a giveaway. If you comment your favourite tip and why, you will receive this delicious story of a book!

❤️
Exquisite Emmalisa

Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Doterra Party


A couple of weeks ago I took a road trip to Cunderdin with a friend, and we attended a Doterra party at her friends home. I never used to be interested in oils, but I have learnt over time the benefits of it for the mind, and soul. 

 

What are essential oils?

Pure extracts from plants (50-70 times more powerful than herbs)

Natures defence mechanism for plants and cells

Used anciently and throughout history for health benefits (I recently read in a book that there are 670 references to oils in the bible!) In which I hope to buy “The Healing Oils of the bible” by David Stewart.

Highly concentrated (1 drop of peppermint essential oil = 28 cups of peppermint tea! 

Safe, effective, affordable, and an alternative to synthetic remedies

  

I took an interest in some particular oils that I think will be good for me. 

Frankincense – We all know this oil from the nativity story,…. It is a calming oil to help with mood and relaxation 

  
Balance

  
Lavender Peace – I couldn’t find this on the website, but I think it may be “Serenity” as it has lavender in it. 

  
Fractionated Coconut Oil

  

Doterra Oils provide QUALITY, safe, effective products and plants are grown and oils harvested in their natural habitat.

They are the most purest oils you can find in the earth.

Essential Oils help you take control of your health naturally.

  
You can use essential oils internally (drink it), topically (on the skin) and aromatically (inhale it or you can use a diffuser)

   

Essential Oils don’t replace traditional medication, however they provide a natural alternative to commonly used medicine. 

Doterra helps you build on a foundation of good nutrition and supplementation, but you still need to exercise daily, get adequate sleep and eat right while using essential oils freely. 


Other examples of single oils are Basil, Coriander, Lemongrass, Lime, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Rosemary, and Sandlewood.

  Oil Blends are Aroma touch, Citrus Bliss, Easy Air, Ice Blue, DigestZen and Smart & Sassy. 

  
There is also skincare (face wash, lotion and cleanser), spa (hand and body lotion and lip balm) and salon essentials Hair Care! And you can also buy supplements/tablets online. 

  
 http://doterra.com/en/ourProducts/otherProducts/skinCare 
 http://doterra.com/en/ourProducts/otherProducts/supplements 

The lady that gave the presentation was so knowledgable in the area, and helped me choose the right oils for me. 

So, I will be buying those four oils when I can, so I can have a healthy mind and spirit. I feel like I need these to get through life! There is just something therapeutic about smelling them. 

❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa 

Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

SeaSource Detox Spa


It’s Monday. I sleep in, but the day isn’t over yet! I go for a ride with Mum and to my delight there is a box / package for me! I have been talking and collaborating with Arbonne’s very own Independent Consultant, Angelica Guttierrez in California. She just had a conference (retreat training) in Los Angelos, and it all sounds very exciting, and full of fun! Click HERE to view her profile. She talks about why she is so passionate about Arbonne and tells a little about herself. I think it is MORE than awesome to talk about why you are so passionate about certain things, and she is passionate about others having a healthy and exceptional lifestyle.

After I buy my Royal Life magazine, I head home to treat myself with these wonderful products I have received. I pop the kettle on, and to my amazement there is “Herbal Tea” in the package already!!!

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There is also a Herbal “DETOX” tea which is a dietary supplement that you can find on the Arbonne website under the Nutrition tab. The tea is made from milk thistle and will cleanse/detox your liver and kidneys. It is a part of their 30 Days to Healthy Living Program. It also has peppermint and dandelion in it which is purely botanical.

 

HERBAL TEA

 

KEEP CALM & DRINK ARBONNE HERBAL TEA

 

The first thing I try is the Seasource Detox Spa – Sea mud face and body mask. I only put it on my face, and will try it on my body next time. It just glides on, and as I am typing, I can feel it tightening, and it feels wonderful on the skin. You can tell it is full of sea minerals, as it has a light feel and smells sea-like. Two more minutes and then I shall rinse it off, It feels like it is getting tighter, and more clay like now. I take a sip of my Arbonne Essentials herbal tea, which is caffeine free, and it makes me feel relaxed. I go to the bathroom to wash off the mud mask, and oh my goodness!!! As it comes off I feel my skin is SOOO soft!!! My skin has actually not felt this soft in a while!!!! I kid you not, this is the best mud mask I have tried, as it was easy to apply, is light but a thick paste.

 

Arbonne Mud Mask Review Vanity Fairest

 

A MUD MASK is definitely worth it, and will leave you feeling clean, as it refines your pores.

And OMG – I step into the shower and put on the Foaming Sea Salt Scrub. I have never felt such a luxurious shower product in all my life!!!! You can feel the beads working on your skin, and you are meant to squeeze just a generous amount of it onto palms and briskly massage all over your body. I mainly did my chest, and arms just while trying the product and all I can say is, this is an AMAZING product. For a luxurious at home spa product, this is the way to go! It is full of citrus oil and you can smell it while putting it on!!! It smells heavenly and divine!!! and very tropical….

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Health

Watermelon “Wonder” Juice


For an excellent kickstart to the year, I have decided to drink more juices this summer! I like to create my own using the NutriBullet. I am a fan of this wonderful new innovation. It leaves you feeling clean, new and refreshed.

The following is a small recipe of what I did today for lunch! It mainly consists of watermelon because it is my favourite fruit!! 🍉🍉🍉 🍇🍇🍇

Watermelon
Ginger (a very small piece)
Grapes (small bunch)
3 prunes
Almond Milk
Water
Ice

It tastes amazing and is brilliant for summer time!!!! It would be great to google a couple of juice recipes to keep you going.

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I would say that the NutriBullet is a great investment as it mixes the fruit better than a normal blender would. I would totally recommend buying it as it is worth it!!!

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There are so many recipes online that you can find!! And when you buy the NutriBullet it has a booklet of different juices to choose from. It’s even got protein dinners and “vibrant” vegetarian dinners and salads for lunch, which I want to try the Cucumber Salad!! There are soups and you can even make your own snacks!!! Veggie snacks and nutty snacks!!!

There’s NutriBlast recipe ideas which I will try some time this week!!!! I like how the program uses 50% vegetables and 50% fruit. So you get a balanced diet out of it. So to get the most out of life, you need to get the most out of your food and that’s what this 6 week transformation plan does for you.

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So, I hope you find a plan that works for you and that you learn to keep healthy this year!!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

Have you got any health goals this year?