Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Exercise Your Body

Regardless of whether you’re running or walking, regular exercise is the path to a healthy, well-being. Exercise burns fat, builds muscle, lowers cholesterol, reduces stress, anxiety and helps boost energy. Your task with any fitness program is to burn calories.

There are 3 essential elements for successful long-term weight loss and maintenance.  The first element is to include cardiovascular activity; the second element is weight or strength training for improving muscle tone; and the third element is integrating a basic stretching routine to develop flexibility. Continue reading

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It’s About Self-Care

The question you need to ask yourself as you wonder, “Is it really worth it to exercise and eat healthy?” is “Do I love myself enough to make the changes necessary to feel better and have a better life?”

The key to self-care is just that, care about yourself.  If you care enough to get rid of cellulite or to lose weight, you’ll make some radical changes in your personal life.  If you don’t care enough, you won’t change ENOUGH and neither will your cellulite or weight loss problem!

So, ask yourself, “Do I Care Enough?”  And, if you do, why?

  1. Is it because you want to wear a swimsuit without being embarrassed?
  2. Is it because you want your body to appear perfect instead of flawed?
  3. Is it because you’re insecure enough to let this “physical thing” bother you?
  4. Is it because you have a self-image that’s “young” and cellulite is “old”?
  5. Is it because you’re a competitive person who wants to be as attractive as other men or women?
  6. Is it because you want to be the best you that you can be?
  7. *
  8. *

Admittedly, I have come to understand that my weight is a direct barometer of my happiness. Whenever I start to put on the pounds, I immediately re-focus on my methods for healthy weight loss before my weight gets out of control.

Whatever your reason; whether it is “sick” or “pure”, it’s yours.  I only hope that it is a good enough one to enable you to care enough to implement and continue with your weight loss program.

Take care of yourself.  If you want to be healthy, make healthier choices. Be mindful of what you put into your body.  Increase your fruit and vegetable intake, adopt a regular exercise routine and cut out processed food.  Make positive changes in your life and shed the excuses.

* Write in your own reason(s).

To your health,

CJ

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Yoga at Home

Practicing YogaOf all the latest trends in diet and exercise, Yoga seems to be among the best practices to burn fat, as well as promote overall mental and physical health.  Having been an athlete, I completely understand the importance of strength and flexibility.  The practice of Yoga; however, is a new experience to me.  I have a number of friends (male & female) who swear by Yoga suggesting it not only helps you be flexible, it strengthens your muscles and also helps you lose weight.

I am researching my plan to incorporate Yoga or Pilates into my fitness routine.  So far, so good.  Most local gyms offer Yoga classes open to people of all ages and fitness levels.  Maybe you’re interested in Yoga, but can’t find time to make a class.  Or, would prefer doing Yoga at home rather than at a health club/gym.  In any case, here is a good site with free yoga videos.

Yoga is beautiful.  But, make no mistake, Yoga isn’t an “easy,” “girly” “sport.”  It isn’t just stretching.  It’s tough.  It’s breathing through that moment of tightness. It’s taking the initial step and getting to the mat.  Some of you will care so much that you’ll try some Yoga and Pilates techniques.  You’ll care so much that you’ll even try to encourage some of your own friends, family and associates to “get into” Yoga as well.

So, how much do you really care?

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Regular Exercise

Strectching During ExerciseLet’s face it, you haven’t been exercising enough and you’ve gained too much weight.  So unless you’re happy with the extra weight, it’s time for a change.  Diet and exercise are just going to have to be a part of your life, so try to make the best of it!

If you exercise regularly, you will lose more weight.  You’ll be more confident and have better self-esteem.  Yes, eating right will help you lose weight.  So will exercise.  Doing both together produces the best results allowing you to lose mostly fat and build muscle.  Exercise will also increase the metabolic rate of your body even hours after exercise.

Maybe you’ve been on a workout hiatus.  Or, maybe you’re getting started with exercise for the first time.  Either way, set time aside every day for exercise or some kind of activity.  In fact, here are over 2 dozen 20 minute workouts you can do in your home, office, lunch time, or local gym.  Stop being so lazy.  Set a goal of a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise, daily.  It’s really not a lot of time.  Just go for it.  Only you can improve your situation.

Some of you will care enough to adopt and rigorously perform some specifically recommended exercises daily.  You’ll care so much, that the flexibility and skill with which you come to execute these exercises will, at first, amaze you, and then fill you with pride.

So, how much do you really care?

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Bad Eating Habits

Healthy Food vs. Unhealthy Food

Healthy Food vs. Unhealthy Food

Everybody has bad habits, and especially when it comes to eating.  The question is how much you really care to change?

It’s no secret that I love to eat.  I am borderline hypertension so it puts a blemish on my choice of food.   Fried foods, in particular.  But, here’s the thing: bad eating habits make you fat, sluggish and generally unhealthy.  I don’t want that for myself nor do I want that for you.  So, I encourage you to make healthy food choices.

Here are some tips to get results:

  • Drink more water
  • Choose low sodium seasonings (e.g., Mrs. Dash),
  • Broil or bake your food,
  • Skim off excess fat,
  • Add more fruits and veggies,
  • Don’t skip meals, and
  • Stay away from cookies, pastries and candy.

Most of you know what’s right and wrong, so stop eating what’s wrong.  Some of you will care enough to completely change your eating habits.  In fact, you’ll care so much that you will radically change both the quality and quantity of the foods you eat daily.

So, how much do you really care?

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It Works Body Wraps

The It Works Body Wraps are naturally based and can tighten, tone, and firm your body in as little as 45 minutes.  Sounds too good to be true?  Sounds like another weight loss gimmick?  I was skeptical too.

The difference is that this product really works – and it’s sweeping the globe!  They’re a safe and effective alternative to cosmetic surgery, and have become a catalyst for men and women looking to begin a healthier lifestyle.  People all over the world are discovering that It Works is changing lives.

It Works Body Wrap Highlights

  • First naturally based body contouring product
  • Results in as little as 45 minutes
  • Works on different body areas
  • Featured in Emmy & Oscar Award celebrity gift suites
  • More than a decade of market success

Buy your It Works Body Wrap today, or learn how to start your own business selling the entire line of It Works body slimming, nutritional supplements, and specially formulated skin care products.  For more details, request more information on our I Want to Know More page.

It Works Body Wrap History

Since 2001, The Ultimate Body Applicator (It Works Wrap), has been a favorite catalyst for women looking for a product that safely delivers tightening, toning, and firming results in minutes.

Over the years, the It Works wrap has been tested by people around the world, including celebrities, moms, dads, and beauty industry professionals. Safe and quick results are the reason the It Works body wrap gets people excited, and is easy to talk about with friends and family.

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Yes, Men Wrap Too

Yes, men use body wraps too!  Don’t look so surprised.  Men like to take care of their body’s and look their best, just like women do.  Alright, so maybe not as much, but they still care enough to not be embarrassed to throw on a body wrap.

Why do men wrap?

Check out Jay Davidson's result (fellow distributor). After 11 wraps, strict dieting, and working out five days a week, this is his result.

Check out Jay Davidson’s result (fellow distributor). After 11 wraps, strict dieting, and working out five days a week, this is his result.

From the average guy who simply wants to feel good being shirtless to the ripped dude who wants to emphasize muscle striations, the Ultimate Body Applicator is for you – and for any man who wants to feel confident with his own physique.  The body applicator is formulated specifically to help define torso muscles and enhance inch loss from male problem areas.

Want to define your torso?  The It Works body wraps for men can help!  Lose the spare tire, love handles, tighten the tummy and minimize those man boobs with a simple treatment that you can do at home in under an hour. Continue reading

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It Works Ultimate Body Applicator

So, if you’re wondering about the It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator and what exactly is in this body wrap, it’s a good question.  And, is naturally followed up with an equally good question: How do these body wraps work?

The Ultimate Body Applicator is a body contouring cream-infused wrap that can be placed anywhere you want to get firmer (such as the abdomen, back, sides, legs, arms, or buttocks).  Although you will only wear it for 45 minutes or a bit more, the Ultimate Body Applicator continues to tighten and tone for 72 hours.

How in the world does it do that?

The botanically-based formula in the wrap targets and detoxifies fat cells. That means they move to the liver where, boosted by drinking plenty of water, they are eliminated.  You’ve heard of those detox cleanses where people drink nothing but juice or cayenne water for days, right?  Well, those cleanse you and your colon from the inside. The Ultimate Body Applicator cleanses from the outside in, targeting your adipose cells, AKA your fat cells.

Fat StatueHere’s a little Fat 101.  When we are born, we are born with a certain number of fat cells.  Scientists once believed we could only grow new fat cells during certain stages of life, such as during the first year and throughout puberty.  But, now it seems that we can create them as adults, too.  So, if you’ve gained a lot of weight as an adult, you may have added to your store of fat cells. Continue reading

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Anti-Cellulite Exercise Routine

Do you hate the thought of having to have plastic surgery for something so commonly found in women as cellulite?  Do you wonder why it is that no one seems to know what causes cellulite, but everyone seems to have a cure-all solution for it?

Are you sick and tired of all of the hype and just want a solid regimen to follow to help you in your struggle with eliminating cellulite in your body at its source?  Well, there is evidence that suggests that with attention to diet, exercise and a dose of diligence, you can rid yourself of the unattractive dimples, shadows and saggy ripples known as cellulite.

Anti-Cellulite Workout

Working out offers a two-part solution; more muscles and less fat because cellulite is a two-part problem — too little muscle and too much fat. Cellulite is a terrible condition that affects so many, especially women.

Foot ActionIf you are looking to fight cellulite like so many other people in the world today, you will be happy to know that you don’t have to look any further than within yourself for the real answer.  Thanks to the great “Get Your BOOTY In Shape” diet plan and workout routines provided by my friend Kyra, The Get In Shape Girl; you can slim down and firm up with these proven exercises designed to help burn calories, banish cellulite, and lose weight. Continue reading

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Imperfection is Beauty

In Exercise and Cellulite we defined cellulite as nothing more than a collection of fat, water and wastes that concentrate in certain parts of a person’s body.

Medical doctors, scientists, and other professionals state that, “… fat underneath the skin is deposited in fat cells… These fat cells are interspersed with non-fat, connective tissue cells.  All the cells in the fatty tissue are surrounded by a matrix composed principally of collagen protein.”  On and On and On…

Big deal.  That textbookish-sounding definition has no impact at all for people who aren’t afflicted with the condition.  If you’re one of the 10% of men or one of the 80-90% of women in the western world who discovers that you’ve got cellulite, the term and definition take on a very real meaning.  Continue reading

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