Let’s Find Out About Exercising When Pregnant

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Serious about working out but worried about your baby bump? Exercise! Challenging as it may seem it’s good for both you and the baby. Believe it or not this will also take the edge off the discomforting aches and pains that accompany pregnancy.

You see, done right exercising can help you develop a stronger core, strengthen your abs, limit the potential back aches and for some even reduce labor pains. Just remember that not all exercises are appropriate for pregnant women. And there are restrictions to pay attention to both for your safety and the safety of the baby you are carrying.

Here’s a quick overview of some of the Do’s and Don’t of exercising when pregnant.

The first and perhaps most important step you need to do before commencing/continuing any exercise program is get your doctor’s approval.

Following an exercise program before pregnancy? Stick with it. If not wait until the 2nd trimester to start. You can safely do a lot of walking exercises but should limit intense workouts to no more than three sessions a week.

Doing a lot of aerobics and strength training is a good idea. Since posture changes normally happen during pregnancy such exercises will help you adjust. After your 2nd trimester you will find swimming and other weightless exercises more comfortable.

Still, like I said, walking briskly is an excellent way to achieve toned muscles.

Even though exercising is good for you, you want to stay within 60-65% of your maximum heart rate.Take regular breaks. Overheating can be harmful to your baby.

Warm up 5 minutes before doing anything approaching an intense workout. Slow walking is a good example of something you can do to warm up.

Anything that includes a risk of falling like biking, in line skating or skiing should probably be avoided after some point. As well as doing exercises that require you lay on your back during the first trimester as that can restrict blood and oxygen flow to the baby.

Pay attention to what your body is telling you. For example if you experience any kind of dizziness, chest pain, or bleeding stop. You want to discuss such things with your doctor. Obviously common sense should kick in here. Still some might believe they can take the pain and keep going. But in this case it might not be a good idea.

How safe is it to exercise while pregnant? It all comes down to how active you were before you become pregnant. Just keep in mind, it’s important to get medical clearance before starting any exercise program so you and your physician can establish a safe exercise level.

Fat, no one likes it. But aerobic ball exercises and ab exercises for women can help.

How to Choose Natural Oils For Your Hair

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There are two types of oils that can be beneficial for your hair. These two types of oils are essential oils and carrier oils. Essential oils are fragrant oils that are actually the concentrated essence of the plant. Essential oils are light and do not feel like an oil, but they also evaporate quickly. Essential oils are usually added to a carrier oil to be applied to the hair. Carrier oils are oily in texture and can be oil from a seed, fruit, vegetable or nut. Different oils present different opportunities for the hair to be nourished with the unique nutrients present in each.

Essential Oils

Choose the highest grade essential oil available. Try to purchase complete oils or genuine Grade A oils for the most natural oil with the least amount of chemicals and additives. Lavender, chamomile, and rose oil are all essential oils used in hair treatments. Some other essential oils for the hair include:

  • Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil is beneficial for the hair because it can treat the symptoms of a dry scalp as well as problematic oily hair. The oil has been used to treat dandruff, and has a unique astringent smell that is suitable for male or female use.
  • Sandalwood Oil – Sandalwood has many properties that make it good for the hair and scalp. The oil is an astringent, an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. Use sandalwood oil to soothe a dry and irritated scalp.
  • Orange Oil – This invigorating and vibrant smelling essential oil aids the hair by regulated the production of sebum, the hair’s natural oil.
  • Carrier Oils – Choose high grade carrier oils with essential oils for conditioner combinations that will help moisturize dry hair. Carrier oils can be used in conjunction with essential oils or on their own to treat the hair. Olive oil, almond oil, and castor oil are all carrier oils suitable for hair care. Other carrier oils for the hair include: Jojoba Oil Jojoba oil is useful for the hair because it closely resembles the hair’s natural oil called sebum. This oil can be used by itself as a hot oil treatment, or mixed with a different carrier oil for a specialized conditioning treatment.
  • Avocado Oil – Avocado oil is full of vitamins your hair needs like vitamins A, E, D and potassium. Avocado oil is not heavy even though that avocado has the heaviest amount of protein in any fruit.
  • Grapeseed Oil – Grapeseed oil is popular because it is odorless and full of minerals and vitamins that help strengthen your hair. It is an odorless oil, and can help add shine and moisture to your hair. Grapeseed oil is known for having a high content of linoleic acid, an important fatty acid that supports cell health.

How to Use Natural Oils to Treat Your Hair

You can purchase your own essential and carrier oils and mix oil recipes for yourself that will combine your hair health needs with your personal fragrance preferences. When making your own oil conditioning treatment use 4 tablespoons of carrier oil per drop of essential oil for a strongly aromatic blend when mixing your own oil conditioner recipe.

To make a hot oil treatment, mix your oils and place them in a plastic container or bag. Place in hot tap water for one minute. After normal shampooing, coat your hair with the oil and let it set for 5 – 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then cool water. Repeat to treat severely damaged hair.

Gym Etiquette – 5 Things That Piss People Off


Everybody who is or has been a member at a gym has probably at one time been a culprit of poor gym etiquette. Gym etiquette is more or less a set of unwritten rules that are put into place to allow for a more effective and enjoyable workout and all around gym experience. Here are 5 things that you should avoid doing in the gym because it pisses people off.

1. Don’t be a “know-it-all”

This is the top most angering thing that people tend to do in the gym that may sound like a good idea to them but in all reality it does nothing but piss people off.  Never go up to somebody and try to push your knowledge of what you think you know onto them, or harass them about what you think they are doing wrong or what they could be doing better.

First off its annoying as hell when your in the zone working out and you have some random member come up to you and start spouting their mouth off about how you should be doing what they do or how you should be lifting more or less. Secondly if people wanted your help they would ask for it, nobody cares that you do hours of research or that you buy all the latest workout magazines or what not, just mind your own business and keep your opinions and knowledge to yourself unless asked for it.

2. It’s not Social Hour

I cannot count the number of times I have gone to gym to workout and there are a group of guys just sitting around on the equipment talking away not even working out or using the equipment. The gym should never be a place to go and socialize it is very distracting and kills the workout mood of the gym. If you want to socialize go to a coffee shop or a pub or something. Leave the gym space and equipment free for those of us who go to the gym to workout and actually use the equipment.

3. Don’t Leave Sweat

It is absolutely disgusting when you sit down at a machine and all of a sudden you feel like you just sat or laid  in a puddle of water. I understand that if you are working our very hard in the gym that of course you are going to sweat and there is very little to stop it. It is however not impossible to get a towel or paper towel and simply wipe the sweat off the machine or bench when you are finished. Most gyms provide paper towels and disinfectant stations near the equipment. Just remember sweat while it may be all natural, it doesn’t mean that others want to be getting your sweat on their bodies.

4. Don’t be a Staring Creep

When people start going to a gym they are more than likely either out of shape and fat or underweight. There is nothing more intimidating and demotivating that when you are trying to learn the different machines and exercises and you are learning about the weights you can handle and you have these huge guys staring at you. Look just like these newbies to the gym you were not always as big as you are now and you had to start off somewhere too. Instead of staring at the newbies why don’t you just worry about your workout and the exercises that you are doing.

5. Pick up After Yourself

I literally see this time and time again and pisses me off each and every time I see it. When you are finished with dumbbells or plates put them away! It is absolutely frustrating to have to go looking all over the gym for weights that you need. Remember people this is not YOUR gym this is a community gym that is shared by many people, put your weights back on the racks or the plate trees when you’re done with them.

Gym etiquette is not very widely preached in the gym but should be. It’s just like any other type of etiquette in any other sport, while it is not preached it is still necessary and should be followed as much as possible. These points of course are only 5 examples of things you should not do at the gym(the ones that piss me off the most). If you have any more examples you would like to add to this list just simply post them in the comment section below.

Extensions Galore: Which Kind Is Right for You?

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Extensions used to be reserved for celebrities in previous years but these days just about anyone can have their own luxurious locks at a price that’s affordable. While having this product so readily available is a great thing, there is a huge selection of extensions to choose from. First time shoppers may find it difficult to decide which type not only looks good with their real hair but which style would give them the most natural appearance.

Each type of extensions comes with its own set of pros and cons, which should definitely be taken into consideration.

Sew-In Extensions

Pros: If you want a set of extensions that don’t come with the risk of falling out or being pulled out on accident, then sew-in extensions are going to be your best bet. As the name implies, this process involves taking tracks of hair and using special thread to literally sew the extensions in. Before this step, however, a woman’s natural hair is first braided into cornrows. When it comes time to sew the extensions in, the thread will be expertly weaved through the cornrows, keeping the extensions secure. The sew-in method allows a woman to wear her extensions for up to 6-8 weeks before needing to have them redone or taken out.

Cons: Although sew-in extensions are perfect for long time wear without worrying about maintenance, it does come with a few disadvantages. If the braids are put in too tightly, it can cause headaches and a dull, throbbing sensation, which can be uncomfortable to deal with on a daily basis. For those that have sensitive scalps, the tension of the braids could cause lesions/scabs, which can be damaging to not only the scalp itself but the hair as well.


Pros: Bonding hair extensions is one of the most popular methods because it provides long-lasting results, like the sew-in method and looks completely natural. Hot fusion bonding requires the use of a heated appliance to “fuse” the extensions to a person’s natural hair. Cold fusion is an easier method that can be done by anyone and simply requires good quality hair glue that can be purchased from any beauty supply store. Bonding hair extensions, if taken care of properly, has the ability to last up to 4-6 weeks.

Cons: The use of the bonding material isn’t exactly healthy for the hair and can cause breakage. If the glue is applied improperly, it can cause tension headaches. Long term application using this method could also lead to random bald patches—commonly known as “traction baldness.”

Removing the bonding material itself typically results in the loss of healthy hair being ripped out from the scalp as well.

Clip-In Extensions

Pros: Unlike the other application methods mentioned above, clip-in extensions cause the least amount of damage to a woman’s scalp. There are a variety of clip-in extensions on the market, from fake, clip-in ponytails to tracks that already come with hair clips attached to the wefts. Not only are these types of extensions better for the hair, it is also less time consuming. A few minutes and a couple of snaps later and any woman can walk out of the house with a head full of luxurious hair. It is best to choose real human hair, which can be styled in a variety of ways.

Cons: Many women opt for the cheap alternative and choose synthetic clip-in extensions. Synthetic hair tends to look fake and because it isn’t natural human hair, it cannot be styled using heated tools because it will cause the hair to melt.

A Basic Introduction To Garcinia Cambogia – The Miracle Fruit

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Garcinia Cambogia is a herb that comes from a tree found in Indonesia that works by suppressing the signal to the brain of hunger – or an empty stomach. By using it, you’re going to find that you literally feel full all day long, so the desire to eat just isn’t there.

As you should hopefully already know, the real secret to achieving fat loss success is eating fewer calories than you burn off throughout the course of the day. So, if hunger is no longer an issue for you, this gives you complete control over your food intake, making it easy for you to create the calorie deficit in order for maximum fat burning to take place.

Garcinia Cambogia Works Without Any Impact On The Central Nervous System

What’s even better is that garcinia cambogia extract works to suppress appetite and causes weight loss without any impact on your central nervous system. A wide number of products out there may work to blunt your appetite but the problem is that they create great stress and strain on the central nervous system.

The end result is that you end up feeling highly fatigued and burnt out over time, not to mention those supplements can present a wide range of side effects including feeling anxious, jittery, nervous, energy highs and lows, and so on.

Think of it like what would happen if you drank three cups of very strong coffee a couple times per day. While at the start you might feel like you had an endless supply of energy that just wouldn’t quit, but before not too long, that energy would be gone and you’d be left feeling drained, fatigued, and not like yourself at all.

So this is one clear benefit that Garcinia Cambogia holds over the other supplements. It’s much healthier and safe to use as it’s completely natural for your body. This also means that you can use it for a longer period of time without having to take a break from it and you won’t experience any harsh side effects.

Garcinia Reduces Increases The Level Of Serotonin In The Brain

The herb will help to reduce your total appetite level, increase the rate of fat oxidation taking place in the body, as well as helping to increase the release of a natural feel-good neurotransmitter, serotonin. This same neurotransmitter is the one that’s released when you eat a high carb meal, so if you’ve ever felt that temporary sense of enjoyment after a good plate of pasta or piece of cake, you’re experiencing serotonin at work.

By taking garcinia cambogia supplements however, you don’t need to eat the foods that aren’t good for you to have the benefits that serotonin provides. With its release on high, you’ll naturally feel better on your diet, making it that much easier to stick with over the long run.

The Garcinia Cambogia Dosage Requirements

It is advisable to take 1000 mg before each meal, which will help to provide ultimate support for blocking fat and suppressing your appetite. After the first 12 weeks are finished, you will need to use the supplement for maintenance purposes, then you should switch down to three dosages of 500 mg or even just 2 of 500 mg per day. This will allow you to easily maintain all the weight that you’ve lost.

The Importance of Time Under Tension Explained

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Alright so I was sitting here trying to decide on what to write about and then it hit me. I should talk about the importance of TUT. So what is TUT? I hear you asking. Well as I revealed in the title TUT stands for time under tension. This is a value measured in seconds and it counts the number of seconds that your muscles are under tension during any given set.

Time under tension is very important as your muscles act differently depending on the time they are placed under tension. I realize this may be a bit confusing for you but just hang in there. Alright so what studies have shown us is that if your muscles are placed under tension for about 20-40 seconds then your muscles will tend to gain more strength and power.If your muscles are under tension for 40-70 seconds then your muscles will take on a more anabolic path which means muscle growth.

So now knowing that during any given set you must place your muscles under tension for at least 40-70 seconds we can now develop a lifting tempo. The tempo I normally use and have found to really attack your muscles is a 4-1-1 tempo. What this means is that on the negative portion of the lift it should take you 4 seconds to return the weight to the start position, you then wait for 1 second and then lift the weight back up in 1 second.

Just to make things easier to understand here is an example. Let’s say that you are doing bench pressing.  You would start off with the barbell or dumbbells at the top position. You would then begin by lowering the weight to your chest this should take you 4 seconds, then once at the bottom of the rep you would wait 1 second before firing the weight back up to the original position which should also take only 1 second.

If you use this tempo and stick to the 8-10 rep range the time under tension of your muscles will be about 48-60 seconds which is in perfect range to trigger the anabolic muscle growth effect. Now obviously you can change things around with the reps and lifting tempo, as long as you are staying within the 40-70 second range your muscles will grow.

Is Breast Actives Results Permanent?

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Every women want’s to have perfectly shaped bigger breasts and therefore most of them want to try a natural breast enlargement product that gives permanent results. Breast Actives pills and cream is also a natural breast enlargement product and often women ask me “Is Breast Actives Permanent?”

YES, Breast Actives is permanent!

This means that when you use Breast Actives pills and cream it permanently increases your breast size naturally without causing any side effects. Basically, when you apply Breast Actives on your breasts, the ingredients boosts the growth of your breast tissues.

Breast Actives also tightens your breast skin, lifts up your breasts and make them more perky and round. Along with this, Breast Actives increases your breast size to a cup in just 42 days.

Even if you stop using BA, your breasts will never shrink back to the same size which they were before using it. It is clinically proven that Breast Actives is a permanent solution to get bigger breasts naturally.

Will my breasts shrink, when I age?

The fact is when you are young your skin is tight and elastic but as you age, you lose the elasticity of the skin and develop wrinkles and lines. Similarly, when you age, your breasts become saggy and wrinkled but if you apply Breast Actives pills and cream once a day every alternate day then you can avoid such kind of a situation.

Basically, Breast Actives supplement does not induce any synthetic hormones in your body or Breast Actives does not implant silicone inside your boobs, it naturally and organically helps you to grow your breasts bigger. Therefore, when you age, your breasts tend to sag, but you always have Breast Actives for the rescue.

Is Breast Actives Expensive?

Well, it depends on how much you are ready to spend on your health. Women spend thousands of dollars over beauty and make-up products or they spend a lot of money for padded bras (which are extremely dangerous, as they can even cause breast cancer).

The 1 month pack of Breast Actives is for $128.85 and it is not at all expensive when to comes to a product that is 100% natural and organic and free of side effects.

Phen375 Scam – The Shocking Truth You Should Know!

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Did you know that slimming pills industry is one of the stable industries and the health market. But again, the competition in this industry is also very high.

There are thousands of companies that manufacture such fat burners. One cannot disregard all of those companies as scams. There are many slimming pills that have proved time and over again. Phen375 is one such drug that has been recommended by almost all the sites that review slimming pills.

The shocking news is that there are many drugs that are sold worldwide have not been approved by medical board and they are not safe on human beings. There are even certain slimming pills that are harmful to the body. The other type of drugs are those that are not effective.

But again, Phen375 is one recognized and considered as one of the best fat burning pills available in the market. According to its official website, Phen375 has the ability to reduce almost 5 pounds of weight in just seven days. This is remarkably and also incredible when come back to other fat burners. Phen375 is also cost-effective when compared to many other slimming pills in the same category. But what does really confirm us users and dieters that

Phen375 pills that are safe?

Dieters and other users can assure that a specific product is safe by verifying if the drug is approved by the FDA (Food and Drugs Authority). If a product is certified by the FDA as safe, you can rest assured that it is 100% safe after running through series of tests and analysis. Phen375 has been approved by the FDA several times.

Lastly, how can dieters know that Phen375 is certified effective?

You can find thousands of testimonials on Phen375. These are real users who have used and found the drug effective. You can also see a few negative reviews. This simply means that the tablets when not suitable for the user or were not put to use as per the recommendation.


Please don’t purchase Phen375 from unofficial shopping portals like Ebay or Amazon. If you buy from there at ridiculously cheap rate you end up paying for counterfeit products!

When your Beauty Routine Ruins Your Look

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It may sound crazy but the very things that you do during your daily beauty routine could actually backfire. Sometimes we get so used to our routine that we don’t realize when we are doing more harm than good. If you need a reality check, read on to see what bad habits you should break in order to save your beauty routine.

When it comes to getting a whiter and brighter smile, many of us turn to bleaching to get instant pearly whites without a trip to the dentist’s office. Although the do-it-yourself kits are known for being affordable, easy to use and convenient, overusing them can in fact do more damage than you would think. Because these kits are handy for whenever you feel the need to use them, many people are bleaching their teeth excessively.

Overexposing your teeth to peroxide can cause porous (holes) tooth enamel, irritated gums and sensitivity of the teeth when exposed to the heat or cold. Get yourself into the habit of only bleaching your teeth no more than once every six months, no longer than 20 days in a row. For those who are experiencing the symptoms listed above, stop bleaching completely until the symptoms get better and brush with a toothpaste that contains potassium nitrate, which will keep the pain away. Also try spreading fluoride toothpaste over your teeth and leaving it on overnight. This method helps build back the strength of your enamel and works to remineralize lost enamel.

When it comes to your hair, you only want to look our best when you step outside each day. But the very products you use on a daily basis to keep your hair looking great can cause greater damage. If you’re using voluminizing mousses, gels and sprays that contain a lot of alcohol and heavy polymers, daily application of these products in your hair can lead to buildup on the hair and scalp, which can weigh the hair down.

The alcohol does its own damage by stripping away the hair’s natural moisture. Wash your locks once a week with a good clarifying cleanser that contains residue-removing acids. Cider vinegar is a good ingredient that works to remove buildup. Switch your unhealthy voluminizing products for ones that don’t contain alcohol and use water-soluble ingredients. Instead of trusting these products for giving your hair volume, try certain hair styling tricks that give you natural volume and height.

Skincare and beauty experts stress the importance of exfoliating the skin to remove layers of dry and dead skin cells but there is truth to the saying that too much of something isn’t good for you. Overusing facial scrubs can not only remove the layers of dead skin, but also rub off your complexion’s natural protective layer. This can leave you with red, raw and splotchy skin. To avoid ruining your skin, switch to a facial scrub that uses smooth synthetic beads instead of walnut shells or apricot seeds that can be too harsh.

No matter your skin type, limit exfoliating to no more than twice a week. You should never exfoliate daily. For skin that is suffering from over exfoliation, apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to relieve inflammation and stick to fragrance-free cleanser and moisturizer so it doesn’t aggravate the damage. Also stay away from toner during this time.

6 Ways To Manage Back Acne Scars


Wearing sexy back straps or revealing swimsuits may look unappealing if there are unsightly back acne scars you would rather cover. This may become a big self-esteem issue with women and teenagers, but there are ways to get rid of this. Back acne, or as others call it “bacne”, is mainly influenced by perspiration and dirt that clogs the pores on the back. This blocks dead skin cells from shredding off the skin and if the breakout is worse, the bacne may become inflamed and irritated. Just like facial acne, treating this so that the skin clears up is imperative.

Below are six steps to managing back acne scars:

1. Cleanse

Sometimes, people forget to focus on cleaning their back. But if you’re an active person who is into sports, dance or gym activities, and you generally sweat all the time, cleansing the back is going to be part of your everyday hygiene. Cleansing also means properly rinsing properly, as any residue from the soap can also irritate the skin and trigger back acne breakouts.

2. Scrub

Of course, its not enough to just simply rub soap and water on your back. You also have to scrub your skin. Do this in gentle, circular motions, especially concentrating on areas where breakouts are plenty. Scrub at least two to three times a week, as over scrubbing can also lead to skin damage. Choose a scrub with tiny granules and use loofah along with it.

3. Moisturize

The skin needs moisture so that it is smooth, blemish free and healthier. Choose products you use on the skin, however, as moisturizers that come with strong ingredients can be harmful to the skin. A non-comedogenic moisturizer offers less reaction with whatever skin type.

4. Treat

After you have done all the first three steps, apply topical ointment to treat the back acne scars. There are several types of acne treatments available over-the-counter or if you want, you can use natural treatments like lemon or baking soda.

5. Soothe

Sometimes back acne scars can be so red, itchy and irritating so it would be helpful to sooth this using creams or mist that you can buy at beauty stores or drug stores, or prepare at home using basic ingredients like aloe vera. Soothing also prevents you from scratching and further tampering with the bacne and deepening the scars. Thus, it heals faster.

6. Mask

Mask provides protection and it’s usually a woman’s regular ritual to apply mask on the face to rejuvenate it and keep it soft or smooth. Use mask at least once a week. For the back, though, you can apply a stronger amount compared to the face.

Trying to get rid of back acne scars requires a bit of dedication and commitment so that the marks are completely gone.