Do looks really matter? Do you worry about your body image?

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I found Love Beyond Looks: A 5-Week Bible Study On Body Image while searching the internet for bible study books. This book was published on January 26th, 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Do you want to be content and find joy in your body? Do you want to praise your Creator for making you the way He did?
Do you want to love yourself and others based on the inward person instead of the outward appearance?  Continue reading

Safety First for Female Joggers

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I love to run or jog and try to everyday. I feel that this form of exercise is like therapy for me but without the cost. Running helps me to clear my mind and let go of all the stress life sometimes brings. However, this form of exercise can bring some scary moments when you feel volnerable due to being alone without any way of protecting yourself if an assault or attack was to occur. I have come up with a few ideas that could help make your daily run or jog less worrisome. There are many new tech gadgets out there and some are great and keeping you safe. I found the Wearsafe Tag that is a device that you clip onto your running belt or waistband and is connected to an app. If you get into a scary situation then you just click the device. Then the device will send live audio and your location to preselected friends and family. Also, I found Sabre Runner Personal Alarm which is a belt that as an alarm that is so loud it can travel father than your voice. All you have to do is will the ring to activate. This belt is good if you like to run or jog in remote areas or on trails that have spots where there is not a lot of people around. Another item I found is Tomtom Spark 3 Cardio , this tracker as a GPS tracker that tracks your footsteps as you leave them and guides you back to your starting point so you will never get lost again. You can also preload trails in unfamiliar areas. I feel these three devices are a great addition to any runner or joggers routine.

Super Genes by Deepak Chopra M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi PH.D. Book Review

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The book Super Genes by New York Times Bestselling Authors Deepak Chopra and Dr. Rudolph Tanzi explores epigenetics, conscious behavior of the environment and how these interact to affect your health and well-being. After reading this book, I felt there is a lot of loose ends. Some were tied with logical facts that help you to understand how you are a part of something that is much more ancient that most scientists give credit to. I feel this book does a lot of repeating throughout the chapters. It does explain how what you eat and how you deal with stress effects your overall health. Also, it takes into account your DNA and how your parents and other relatives plays a big part of your health. Long before you are born your DNA will determine your future health risks and problems. I feel this book is a good read even though it is repetitive.  I do like how this book and the authors explain different cases. They tell you about real people and how that person’s life was changed, sometimes for the better. Also, they go in depth about case studies and experiments, I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for by honest and unbiased review. I do not think this is a book that I would have purchased on my own. I feel that receiving the book free is why I read this book. I do like reading books about health and ways to improve your health, However, I just was not that impressed with this book.

Fitness Finds from ProSource

 

Fitness, for me, is not just about the workout, but overall muscle health. I need to have a positive mental state so that I will have the will power and want to better myself. I experience aches and pains from my many different types of workout routines. I always like to switch things up so I will not get bored. I am unaware of what is causing my discomfort and pain so I am not sure how to treat it. That is why I am always on the search for any tools or massages that can help to relieve my pain. I can’t afford a professional message after each workout or yoga session. That is why I am glad I found ProSource! They have a wide variety of foam rollers, massage balls, arched back stretchers and acupressure mats. I highly recommend trying them out.

 

Ginger Detox Water Recipe

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Ginger is a powerful detoxifier that can increase your metabolism. Lemons are also considered to be a detoxifier, since they have a natural diuretic that helps to remove toxins from your body.

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 inch (5cm) ginger root
  • 1 quart (1 liter) spring water

Grate the ginger and cut the lemon into wedges, then add them to a pitcher. Refrigerate for three hours before serving. Add ice if desired.

Lime Mint Water Recipe

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Water that is infused with lime is a good way to boost your metabolism. Limes contain a lot of vitamin C which is also good to prevent colds. I love adding this water to my diet no only for the detox benefits but the health benefits as well.

  • 2 limes
  • 2 quarts (2 liters) sparkling water
  • 1/cup fresh chopped mint

Slice the lime into thick slices and place at the bottom of pitcher. Then pour the sparkling water and add chopped mint. Cover and refrigerate for at least three hours. Strain the liquid before serving.

Broccoli and Chickpea Salad Recipe

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  • 4 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Steam broccoli until tender. Steam chickpeas just to heat through. Allow broccoli and chickpeas to cool slightly. Whisk together lemon juice, oil, garlic, ginger, and thyme in a large bowl. Add broccoli, chickpeas and shallots. Toss to coat and season with salt, pepper, and top with parmesan cheese.

 

Benefits of Matcha Tea

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There are many health benefits of drinking matcha green tea. They include mental alertness/clarity and better immune defense. Matcha promotes relaxation and helps promote prevention and treatment of many medical conditions including but not limited to bacterial, fungal and viral infections, cancer and diabetes. It also helps in maintaining heart health and works as an amazing energy booster which is great for weight loss. Matcha tea bushes are grown inside to reduce the amount of sunlight from reaching the plant which reduces the rate of photosynthesis and helps slow the growth of the tea bush. This makes the leaves a darker shade of green and stimulates the production of chlorophyll and amino acids. By doing this it allows the tea to achieve the maximum of health benefits.  Therefore since you are drinking the whole plant even the leaves (ground to a fine powder) just one cup of matcha equals the benefits of drinking ten cups of green tea. But if drinking Matcha is not really an enjoyable experience you can add it to smoothies, milk shakes, baking, oatmeal, or lattes and adding honey to help sweeten.  I have added the blueberry and raspberry matcha tea to my diet to help aide in my weight loss and better health journey.

Simplicity Teas: Teas with intentions

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I received this wonderful box of teas from Simplicity Teas. Simplicity Teas is a monthly subscription box  ($14.99 a month) that allows you to taste test each tea- for tea lovers they recommend the Tea Enthusiast package. Each purpose themed package comes with three to four .5 oz specialized loose leaf teas. Your first package comes with a unique tea infuser. Each package is created with an intention in mind such as optimized digestion, beauty, detoxification, or getting the best sleep of your life. Each tea is organic, hand curated with herbs to provide a specific purpose (besides just tasting great!) to help improve a certain facet of your life and help you reach your health goals. Discover new and exciting flavors of teas! Simplicity Teas are created in small batches, packaged with love and each package provides you with roughly 15-20 cups of tea.

I really love the Simplicity Tea box because I am a huge tea drinker and love to try new combinations. I love how they have different blends for morning and night. They also have Sweet Tooth Pleaser that tastes like gingersnaps but without all those calories. The Good Choice tea is great to help curb your appetite and reduce those snack cravings. I really enjoyed try all these wonderful teas.

*I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review of the product.*