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Mature women health and beauty diet

Mature women health and beauty diet | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Hardly over the hill, today’s women aged over 50 are just as focused on health, style and contentment as their younger counterparts.

 

Fitness, diet and beauty are three of the biggest areas women may doubt themselves at any age but the experts say there are plenty of options to ensure your individual spark doesn’t wane when you pass your 50th birthday.

 

Sandra Hook, chairwoman of over-50s digital publisher WYZA, says having the right attitude, embracing challenges and persisting after setbacks are among the most important aspects of keeping yourself physically and mentally healthy. “Since choosing your gene pool isn’t likely, look after your physical health by finding an exercise you love — and eating to satisfy, not compensate,” she says. “Try walking, tai chi, yoga, tennis, resistance training or using light weights.”

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How to Prevent and Fix Split Ends Without Cutting Your Hair

How to Prevent and Fix Split Ends Without Cutting Your Hair | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

For many of us, dealing with split ends can be a constant struggle. Those unsightly dry, brittle and frizzed ends can ruin even the best of hair days. And while chopping them off may be the first solution that springs to mind it’s not your only option. Save your long hair and keep it healthy with these simple prevention and treatment tips.

 

What are Split Ends?

 

Often resembling a ‘Y’ shape, split ends are a result of hairs splitting along their lengths. They occur due to damage of the strand and can lead to further breakage. Unattractive and frustrating, split ends often cause hair to look fried, dull, thin and uneven in length. Appearing as a generic split on the end of the hair, loop in the middle of the hair strand, or repetitive splits on the same strand, split ends can cause tangling and be hard to get rid of.

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Haircuts... you get what you pay for

Haircuts... you get what you pay for | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

When it comes to haircuts, I will never be an impulsive tight arse again. Instead, I promise to always take myself to my new heavenly hairdresser in the city, where you get beer on arrival and incredible head massages.

 

Sure; it costs $85 and I was somehow sold $44 worth of hair product, but if you had fallen victim to the three hair crimes that I have, you’d be forking out too.

 

Crime scene number one was a swish Japanese hairdresser in the Melbourne CBD. Before you think “why pick there?” you must realise that I didn’t choose this place, it chose me. With an hour to kill and not much to do, I was in the market for a cheap and not-so-nasty haircut ASAP. I stumbled upon this place and settled.

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Tips for Encouraging Someone to Eat Healthy

Tips for Encouraging Someone to Eat Healthy | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

So here's the problem. Your friend/partner/relative is gaining so much weight that you're concerned for their health and you watch with dismay as they order a slab of banana bread and tip two teaspoons of sugar into their latte.  Mentally calculating the kilojoules - around 3,800 - you want to snatch the food from their hand. But you don't - and if you're smart you won't say 'should you really be eating that?'

Top4's insight:

If you see that your family or friends need to improve their health by eating better food, keep in mind that being a food police is not a good option.

 

Instead, be the best role model for them without being preachy. You can inspire others by cooking and eating healthy food yourself and sharing it with them. If one person is trying to improve their diet, it helps if the whole family comes on board. So those who are in trouble not feeling alone. By then, they may realise that what you eat can make your body healthy and they will start to eat it too.

 

If you need more tips and advice on healthy living, you should check out this Health articles.

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Inspiring Weight Loss Story from a Female Personal Trainer

Inspiring Weight Loss Story from a Female Personal Trainer | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

When Mandy Martin, now 26, was a teenager, busing tables at a restaurant helped her stay trim despite a greasy diet.

 

But in 2005, she took a new job as an equipment operator at a coal mine—and had to sit still for 13-hour shifts. On the way home, she often stopped at a gas station for a supersize burrito called "The Bomb" before collapsing into bed.

 

She started to do some exercise routines and maintain a healthy diet after seeing a photo her mother sent where she looks fat and she felt bad about it.

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Here are Mandy's tips you can do to lose your weight and living a healthy routine:

 

  • Plan ahead - arranged your work schedule so you could exercise between shifts.
  • Be a protein pro - add it to pancakes by mixing in egg whites instead of water to help keep you full.
  • Hit the perimeter - The food you need most are fresh produce foods.

 

If you need further advice and tips on maintaining healthy body, you should check out this page.

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Sunscreen Routine from the Experts

Sunscreen Routine from the Experts | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Having to listen to someone preach about sunscreen is no fun. But the truth is there’s a whole vortex of misinformation out there about how you should protect yourself against the sun's UV rays which, contrary to popular belief, are harmful all year round.

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It is revealed that sunscreen application is not only vital, but need to be done in a proper manner.

 

The damage that UV rays can cause to your face requires you to apply sunscreen every day. No matter you are staying indoor or going outdoor, wear sun protection for your skin. You should also need to reapply after a few hours to maintain its protection.

 

Opting makeup products with SPF can also helpful but they doesn't replace the role of your sunscreen or add its protection strenght. Apply sunscreen to your face, neck and your ears. Therefore, the skin which is exposed to the sun will be protected well.

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Tips to Avoid Certain Ingredients in Beauty Products

Tips to Avoid Certain Ingredients in Beauty Products | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

We use skincare and beauty products to help us look our best — but sometimes these products contain ingredients which can be the cause of various skin problems.

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Choosing cosmetics that contain high quality ingredients, such as mineral make-up free of fragrance, talc and dyes, offer a less-irritating option to your skin. Also, it's recommended to use natural ingredients only for the best result of your skin.

 

If you have sensitive skin, it's better to have a little trial on a small part of your face or neck before going frontal with the whole area of your face. See if the products give your skin any reactions and stop using if it gives you skin irritation. For further tips and advice on healthy looking skin, you should check this out.

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The Best Exercise For Fat Loss

The Best Exercise For Fat Loss | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Any form of exercise and energy expenditure will help you burn off calories. But there’s two main factors we want to consider when looking at what exercise is the best for burning fat in the most efficient way.

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You need to consider which energy source the body is dipping into to fuel your workout. Also, you need to consider the effect the exercise has on your resting metabolic rate.

 

Choosing the right exercise procedure to help you losing your fat is crucial as you don't want to waste your time on a workout routine that won't meet your goals. Check out more information and advice to choose the right exercise for you here: http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/fitness.

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The Way Pantone Guides You to Get the Pretty Look

The Way Pantone Guides You to Get the Pretty Look | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Colour is the basis of all design, fashion and make-up. If you understand how colour works, you will find it easy to co-ordinate your styling at home, in your wardrobe and with your make-up.

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Pantone has released two colours this year, they are Rose Quartz and Blue Serenity. It's unusual as Pantone used to release only one single colour each year.

 

However, you can combine these unique colours to create warm and cool tones mix. You can apply these colours into your daily make-up and styling. Don't be afraid to break the rules by mixing palettes of warm and cool. If you need more advice and tips about beauty routine, you should visit this: http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/beauty.

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Food Myth Related to Weight-Loss Debunked

Food Myth Related to Weight-Loss Debunked | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

As we learn more and more about nutrition, and the number of experts publishing diet books increases, the more self-propagating beliefs and trends we find flying about.

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Here are the truths behind the false beliefs:

  1. Skim milk is recommended because people were consuming too much saturated fat as it contains lower fat than full cream milk.
  2. Fruit based snacks, juices and dried fruit are the ones which can link to weight gain in the long run if they're overly consumed.
  3. Olive oil may used best as salad dressing or for roasting or baking, but it doesn't turn carcinogenic when you use it for cooking.
  4. Coconut oil does contain a high proportion of medium chain fats which are primarily metabolised through the liver, but it's still fat which contains a lot of calories.
  5. Nut-based milk is generally only a good choice nutritionally if you cannot tolerate dairy milk or prefer not to drink it.
  6. You don't have to avoid potatoes altogether, just control the amount that you take and how you cook it when choosing potatoes as the main course.
  7. White rice, meat and fish that filled up sushi don't offer as much nutrients as you may think.

 

A good choice of the food you eat can result you a healthy body inside out. If you need more information and advice related to health and beauty, look no further, visit this: http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/health.

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The Effects of Food to Your Skin Health

The Effects of Food to Your Skin Health | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

It’s one thing to look after your skin from the outside with a great beauty regime but it’s another to ensure the food you’re putting into your body leaves you with a naturally healthy glow.

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It’s important to understand that what you eat will affect the health of your skin. Along with hair and nails, your hair is one of the last places the nutrients you consume are distributed.

 

It's recommended to take high-nutrient food in order to give your skin (hair and nails) the same dose of nutrients as the other important parts of your body. If you need further tips in choosing the right food for your body, you should visit this http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/health.

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Important Diet Keys for a Flat Stomach

Important Diet Keys for a Flat Stomach | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Anyone who’s experienced bloating knows there’s more to getting — and keeping — a flat stomach than doing hundreds of crunches. Breaking down your food efficiently is essential to ensure nutrients are absorbed, elimination is complete and bloating is banished for good. The below tips will get your digestion firing and your stomach flat in no time.

Top4's insight:

The crucial points you need to keep in mind in order to get a flat stomach are:

  1. A well-hydrated body
  2. Relax
  3. Cut down on your drinking
  4. Look after your gut flora
  5. Fill up on fibre
  6. Activate your nuts and seeds
  7. Eat mindfully
  8. Stimulate digestive juices
  9. Know your sensitivies
  10. Step away from salt

 

If you follow those tips above, having a flat stomach is not a dream anymore. You can check out other tips and advice regarding to achieving healthy body and beautiful features by clicking this http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/health-and-beauty.

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5 Natural Ingredients to Treat Unbalanced Skin

5 Natural Ingredients to Treat Unbalanced Skin | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

If you have oily skin, "slick" is probably a term you like to avoid when describing your face. Luminous skin is healthy and fresh, but if you're prone to excess sebum, you'd be all too familiar with your gorgeous, glowing complexion soon taking a turn into shiny, reflective, disco ball territory — just moments after leaving the house. Australian sunshine, high humidity and pollution can exacerbate the problem, with breakouts, open pores and blemishes being far too common for our liking.

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Your skin problems don't have to be cured using harsh chemicals as they may dry out your skin, and for the face area, it will encourge for excessive oil production. You need to nourish your complexion with ingredients which act as a refiner, control oil production and protection.

 

Find out further tips and advice related to reach a healthy and beautiful complexion, you should check this  out http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/beauty.

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18 easy ways to get gorgeously glowy skin

18 easy ways to get gorgeously glowy skin | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Have more sex and 13 other tricks for creating glowing skin. 

 

Your skin is the last place to gain any benefits from the water you drink because all of your other organs are greedy. So take a leaf out of Karlie Kloss’s book and drink LOADS of the stuff to hydrate and plump your skin.

 

For seriously radiant skin, eating colourful, nutrient-rich fruit and vegetables is the way to go. What you put in that body of yours will not only help protect your skin, but it can also improve your overall skin tone and combat dryness (AKA anti-glow). These foods should be your go-to.

 

 

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The tatts trending in Sydney’s west

The tatts trending in Sydney’s west | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

TATTOO designs currently trending in the Penrith region include the semicolon, arrows, mandalas, scripts, dreamcatchers, clockwork and infinity symbols.

 

“We’re getting three or four (semicolons) a week, out of the more than 100 that we do,” a spokeswoman for Penrith tattoo/piercing parlour Wicked Ink said with reference to the movement started by Amy Bleuel, who wanted to honour her father who she lost to suicide.

 

For those struggling with depression, suicide, addiction and self-injury, the semicolon signifies that “your story is not over”. The 15-20 minute ink job costs $80-$100 at Wicked Ink.

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8 Foods That Are Actually Not Healthy

8 Foods That Are Actually Not Healthy | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

A nutritionist breaks down eight 'healthy' foods that are actually really bad for you. You may want to take these out of your post-Easter diet plan.

Top4's insight:

You may need to reconsider when you feel like you want to eat these foods, as apparently they are not as healthy as you thought before:

  1. Energy Bars
  2. Low-Fat or Fat-free Yoghurt
  3. Frozen Yoghurt
  4. Smoothies
  5. Granola
  6. Frozen Diet Meals
  7. Dried Fruit
  8. Vegan Desserts

 

What to eat instead? Try to opt for fresh whole foods which are less processed and seek the purest source of a nutrient. This way you can keep preservative ingredients away from your body and live healthier. If you need further tips and advice on how to maintain a healthy body, you should check out this Health page.

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The Best Foods for Your Brain

The Best Foods for Your Brain | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Typically, we eat with our body weight or heart health in mind, but research shows we should also be eating for our brains. It is now well known that our food choices influence our memory, mood, general cognitive skills and mental wellbeing.

Top4's insight:

Here are the types of food which are good for your brain health:

  1. Green vegetables
  2. A wide variety of coloured vegetables
  3. Nuts
  4. Berries
  5. Beans
  6. Whole grains
  7. Fish
  8. Poultry
  9. Olive oil
  10. Wine


Switching to a healthy diet doesn't have to be extreme. You can start by making a small change to your eating habit. Change gradually so you can create a new healthy habit for your body. Then, you can be used to eat healthy food after several months. If you need more advice and tips on maintaining healthy diet, you can check out these Health and Beauty articles.

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How to Maintain Weight Loss While Eating Chocolate

How to Maintain Weight Loss While Eating Chocolate | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Easter and chocolate are not generally spoken about in terms in weight loss. For most of us all diet rules fall by the wayside at this time of year as we readily overindulge in all Easter has to offer.

Top4's insight:

Here are the tips you should follow if you want to keep your weight steady or decreased while having high calories foods:

  1. Enjoy a protein rich breakfast
  2. Skip the snacks
  3. Think light salads for lunch
  4. Move your body
  5. Keep the chocolate controlled

 

If you need more advice and information on keeping your diet and maintaining a healthy body, visit this page.

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Japanese Diet That Can Help You Live Longer

Japanese Diet That Can Help You Live Longer | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Following the Japanese Food Guide Spinning Top that consists of grains, vegetables, fruits, fish, and meat may help one live longer. The study published in the British Medical Journal states that this Japanese dietary guideline lowers the risk of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease, especially stroke.

The Japanese government developed this dietary guideline in 2005 to inform the people about healthy eating practices. This guide recommends five servings of grain-based dishes, including rice, bread and noodles daily.

Top4's insight:

The reason why Japan has always ranked among the healthiest nations relies on their diet. 2014’s statistics revealed that the average life expectancy of a Japanese citizen is 83.7 years. This explains that their eating habit and food that they consume determine their health condition.

 

If you want to live healthier, you should try to eat like Japanese and you can live longer as the result. Need more info and tips on living healthy, check out this page.

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Is Your Cleansing Routine Ruining Your Skin?

Is Your Cleansing Routine Ruining Your Skin? | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

We started dissecting our routines, what's working for us, what's not working so well, and we came round to talking about scrubs. We started chatting about how often we exfoliate and how we do it.

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The way you clean your skin using facial scrubs may cause damages if you don't do it gently. Besides your method of exfoliating, your skin type is something you need to concern also as sensitive skin needs an exfoliant that causes minimal friction and you shouldn't exfoliate too often.

 

If you need more information and tips on how to maintain healthy and beautiful skin, you should visit this page.

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Choosing the Right Natural Skincare Ingredients Based on Your Skin Type

Choosing the Right Natural Skincare Ingredients Based on Your Skin Type | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Beauty is more than skin-deep. As natural skincare aficionados, we love learning about new hero ingredients to add to our daily routines, especially when they're good for us, too! Between supergreens, chia seeds and a plethora of botanical extracts, there are some ingredients that are better suited for different skin types.

Top4's insight:

Here are the tips to get you a healthy glowing skin, regardless what your skin types are:

 

  1. Sensitive - Choose products which are rich in gentle ingredients that work as soothing and protection agents.
  2. Oily/Combination - Avoid anything too drying and use ingredients that purify and balance your skin.
  3. Dry - The key to get a glowing skin is by applying the right moisturiser. Opt for nutrient-rich and fatty acids products for your daily hydration tools.
  4. Dull or Damaged - This type of skin needs a little extra treatment to turn back its shine. Look for omega 3 and 6 to nourish your skin and leave your complexion dewy.

 

Further tips and advice to get a beautiful looking skin, visit this page: http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/health-and-beauty

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Choosing the Right Sunglasses for Your Eyes

Choosing the Right Sunglasses for Your Eyes | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Everyone loves a good bargain. And what better bargain than the cheap-as-chips sunglasses you can pick up from market stalls, second hand shops or (our personal favourite) from certain overseas holiday destinations?

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The recommended sunglasses to use are the ones which have polarised lenses. These lenses contain a laminated filter that allows only vertically oriented light to pass through. This blocks the horizontally oriented light so glare is almost eliminated and minimize the harm.

 

Opting the right essentials while you are on the beach need serious consideration as you will be out in the sun and get a high exposure of heat and UV rays which can damage your eyes and your skin. If you need more recommendation and tips regarding to health and beauty, you should visit this: http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/health.

 

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Food Intake for a Better Looking Skin

Food Intake for a Better Looking Skin | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Beauty Chef Carla Oates wants you to change the way you approach your beauty regime — instead of putting all your energy into the products you apply, put some thought into what you’re putting in your mouth.

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Here are several foods you need to eat in order to get a healthy looking skin:

1. Low GI carbohydrates - to keep your blood-sugar levels steady, so it can help to prevent acne and even ageing.
2. Dairy foods - minimize your intake of dairy foods can help you to prevent blemishes to appear on your skin.
3. Mushrooms - they contain substances which are really needed to nourish your skin and hair.
4. Oily fish - this kind of fish is full of vitamin D which contributes to a glowing skin and omage-3 fatty acid which can be an anti-inflammatory agents.
5. Strawberries - they contain antioxidants and vitamin C which works to preserve collagen on your skin.

 

If you need further advice and tips regarding to health and beauty, you should visit this link: http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/health-and-beauty.

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A Break From Your Diet is Good for Your Weight Loss Results

A Break From Your Diet is Good for Your Weight Loss Results | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

How many times have you attempted to lose weight only to fall short and fail? For many people it is extremely challenging to stick to a strict dietary and exercise program for more than a few weeks. The good news is research now shows that having intermittent breaks from your diet may actually help you keep the weight off in the long term.

 

A study receiving a lot of attention found weighing yourself daily and hence adjusting your food and exercise intake helps you achieve a clinically significant weight loss over a two-year period if you take frequent breaks from your diet. This doesn’t require a fixed calorie-counting or structured exercise regime, but it does require recording your weight daily and monitoring the trajectory over time.

 

Top4's insight:

Taking a break from your diet and exercise routine may allow you to keep your goals longer, because your lifestyle won't be affected and this can act as a little treat every once in a while.

 

Research shows that people lose motivation after a certain period of dieting if they don't see any significant change on their body or weight. If you need more alternatives and tips to lose your weight and maintain a healthy body, you should visit this http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/health.

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Weight Loss Tips From a Bride-to-Be

Weight Loss Tips From a Bride-to-Be | Health and Beauty | Scoop.it

Deadlines don't come much bigger than your wedding day. For most women (and let's not forget the men) preparing to walk down the aisle, that special day is when you hope to be at your ultimate healthy peak. Whether it's a more-toned physique, better skin or glossy hair, no one works harder for results than a bride in the lead up to her wedding.

Top4's insight:

The tips are including:

  • Set a list of what you want to achieve by certain period of time.
  • Brides stick really hard to their commitment of losing weight in order to fit in their dream dress.
  • Brides need results and often take action by seeking professional advice to ensure they have everything covered.
  • Limit your drinking habit.
  • It's important to take more time for yourself, do more of the things you love and watch as your overall health improves.
  • Listen to a trusted Health Practitioner.

 

Having a healthy body and beautiful skin is not an overnight miracle. It takes a real effort and consistency to reach your goal. If you need more information regarding to beauty advice, you should check this out http://www.top4.com.au/article/guide/health-and-beauty.

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