Solar Eclipse Eye Safety Tips from Lighthouse Guild

Written by lyricsmama on August 20, 2017 – 1:51 PM -

Excitement continues to build for the solar eclipse that will take place on Monday, August 21. Lighthouse Guild offers five tips to help protect your eyes while watching this extraordinary event.

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. They transmit thousands of times too much sunlight.

  • If you normally wear eyeglasses, keep them on. Put your eclipse glasses on over them, or hold your handheld viewer in front of them.
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun.
  • After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter. Do not remove it while looking at the sun.
  • Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.
  • Do not look at the sun through a camera, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewer –- the concentrated solar rays could damage the filter and enter your eyes causing serious injury.

(This safety information has been endorsed by the American Astronomical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the National Science Foundation.)

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Why this is the best time to quit smoking….

Written by lyricsmama on August 1, 2017 – 10:47 AM -

Our knowledge of smoking as a vice has increased dramatically in last several decades. Nowadays we can with certainty tell that smoke is bad for your health and cigarettes and tobacco cause several severe diseases.

With the progress of our knowledge of nicotine, our knowledge of how to quit smoking also increased. People all over the world have fought for decades against this vice and we finally have a list of solutions that can help.

And not only that.

We also have good substitutions to cigarettes such as electronic cigarettes and e-juice. They are much better for our health and finally represent something that can dissuade you from smoking any longer.

Without prolonging any further, let’s check all the tips and tricks that can help you deal with this vice.

1. Creating a proper plan
First thing that you need to realize is that removing cigarettes from your life doesn’t mean the same thing for everyone. While there are those who will try to limit their consumption or decide to smoke in special occasions, others will try to quit forever. No matter what you wish to do, it is necessary to create a realistic plan before anything else. Reducing amount smoked is a step in the right direction but will not be satisfy everyone. Start with little steps and as you go you can easily increase your expectations and goal until you reach your ultimate goal and that is completely removing cigarettes from your life.

2. Creating a positive mental attitude
Like with all vices this battle can be won in your head. It is first necessary to create a positive atmosphere and to think the right way. Simply wanting to stop smoking will not cut it. If that was enough, most of the smoker would’ve stopped smoking by now. Instead you need to create a list with all the reasons why smoking is bad for you. This will strengthen your will and persuade you that you’re making the right decision. With all this being said, it is also necessary to mention your current mental state (regardless of smoking). If you are depressed or have some other issues pulling you down in life, it will be very hard to stop. Only with a clear head can you start tackling the issue.

3. Find a substitution until you completely quit
As I already mentioned, going cold turkey overnight is rather hard thing to do. This is why most smokers decide to deal with their nicotine addiction slowly. Before they completely give up on in, they try various substitutions. Main thing with these substitutions is to provide you a feeling as if you’re still smoking and actually you’re not. This is very important as cigarettes and tobacco create a motoric dependency where you’re used to having something in your hands. Best way to deal with it? Get e-cigarettes. They use vape juice or e-juice instead of nicotine. It is a substance that is much healthier and doesn’t cause dependency. At the same time, you will still have a feeling of smoking and this will allow you to slowly reduce and ultimately remove smokes from your life.

4. Rely on support
When it comes to vices most people hate relying on support groups and family. This is mostly due to our arrogance. We think that this is an issue we will easily be able to tackle and tend to sneer on anyone’s attempts to assist. However, support groups have shown incredible results over the years. Best thing about them is the fact they consist of people who have already been through same hell as you did and have learned valuable lessons. There are also those who managed to quit and they represent a shining example of how your life could be. Family is also very important in this situation. Although family doesn’t have the same teaching purpose it definitely can help you in an emotional way. They can also be there when you need to take your mind of cigarettes and do some fun activities.

As you can see, it can be really easy to quit smoking. All you need is a proper plan a support of your friends and family!

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6 Super Summer Snacks for those Who Want to be Fit and Fabulous

Written by lyricsmama on June 28, 2017 – 12:57 PM -

Snacking is something just about everyone does. It’s hard to resist the urge to grab some snacks, especially during the summer when you are having fun and on the run. The problem is that many people grab the wrong types of snacks, which may work against their desire to be fit and fabulous. Far too often, people reach for sugary snacks, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can lead to health problems such as weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. For those who want to be fit and fabulous this summer, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the snack choices they make.

“It’s so easy to eat far too many calories simply because we are grabbing the wrong snacks,” explains Coach Sarah Walls, personal trainer and owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc., who is also the strength and conditioning coach for WNBA’s Washington Mystics. “It’s important to have healthy snacks on hand at all times and know what to reach for when you do go shopping or you are in a hurry. It may take only a minute to eat it, but done too often it can have lasting consequences.”

According to the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, snacks for those who are not very active should be no more than 200 calories. For those who are active, they recommend not going over snacks that are 200-300 calories. They also recommend only snacking when you are hungry and sticking to recommended portion sizes. It’s also important to keep the added sugar in check, considering that the Harvard School of Public Health reports the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, which is around an extra 350 calories.

Keeping this in mind, here are 6 super summer snacks for those who want to be fit and fabulous:

  1. Chia seed pudding – Chia are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and other nutrients. Use the attached recipe to create a simple chia seed pudding that is nutritious and delicious.
  2. Homemade fruit popsicles – Use an online recipe to make some healthy homemade fruit and veggie popsicles. They will be great on a hot summer day and will give you a fruit serving.
  3. Yogurt –Opt for varieties that don’t have a lot of sugar. This will give you a boost in healthy bacteria, protein, and calcium.
  4. Apple with peanut butter – An apple dipped in one teaspoon of natural peanut butter or other nut butter is a healthy snack that will give you protein, fiber, and other nutrients.
  5. Melons – Summer is melon season and you can’t go wrong with loading up on watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe. They are loaded with vitamins and are refreshing.
  6. Avocado toast – Using whole wheat toast, spread a half of an avocado on it. That will give you some fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and healthy fats.

    “Don’t deny yourself the ability to have some snacks this summer, just be sure to reach for healthier options,” added Coach Walls. “Whether you are an athlete or you just want to feel better and look great, keeping healthier snack options in mind will go a long way toward helping you to reach those goals.”

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

This chia seed recipe takes just 10 minutes to make and yields two cups of pudding.

2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
6 tablespoons of chia seeds
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of sweetener (honey or maple syrup), optional
Berries for topping
Mix all ingredients together except for the berries. Stir to make sure there are no clumps of chia seeds. Put it in the refrigerator to set for at least two hours. Top with the berries and enjoy!

Sarah Walls has over 15 years experience in coaching and personal training. Owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc, founded in 2007, she offers coaching to develop athletes, adult programs, team training, online coaching, and more. She is also the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and has over eight years of experience working as an NCAA D1 strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer. To learn more, visit the site: www.saptstrength.com.

SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc.

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc. is a high performance training club that specializes in helping to develop athletes of all ages. They offer athletic training programs for youth, college students, and amateurs. The company was founded in 2007 by Sarah Walls, a professional strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer with NCAA D1 experience, who is the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA Washington Mystics team. To learn more, visit the site: www.saptstrength.com.

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Quiz: A Healthier Visit To The Coffee House

Written by lyricsmama on June 25, 2017 – 11:54 AM -

As much as it’s something we’d all like to give up at one point or another, lets face it. Coffee is LIFE! So when you make that visit to your local coffee house, are you choosing the healthiest items? How can you make your visit just a little healthier?

Take the quiz below, and see if you’re making the right choices for your lifestyle when you visit the coffee shop, or find out how you can make better ones! You do need to log in with your Facebook or email, but don’t worry Health IQ only uses email information collected as a way to prevent cheating, they don’t use the emails collected in any marketing program.

About Health IQ:
HealthIQ’s mission is to improve the health of the world. In pursuit of this mission, they’ve created over 1,000 health-related quizzes and worked with innovative insurance companies to create financial rewards for health conscious people. To date, Health IQ has helped over ten thousand triathletes, vegans, runners, and other health conscious people secure billions in life insurance coverage, and they hope to expand to other financial rewards in the near future.

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Phenocal Review – The Safe, Effective Way To Fast Track Your Weight Loss!

Written by lyricsmama on May 10, 2017 – 12:38 PM -

How Safe And Effective Is Phenocal For Weight Control?

If you are reading this article, then it means you have most likely tried to lose weight before. There is also a very good chance that your efforts were not as promising and successful as you hoped it would be. If you have failed at a diet before, then you are not alone. Fit Minds & Bodies report that as much as 90% of all diets fail. They also report that around 70% of women and 30% of men are constantly on a diet, trying to lose weight and look better. With so many failed attempts, it is no wonder most people give up and try to “accept” themselves as they are. Unfortunately, having excess weight does not only cause problems with your self-esteem and body image, but it also does extensive damage to your entire body.

The Dangers of Being Overweight
Being overweight is known to cause psychological problems in many people. In school, children who are overweight are often targeted by bullies. In adulthood, people may still talk poorly of a person that has a lot of excess weight. All of these factors build up and leads to stress and sometimes even depression. Excess weight, however, also has physiological effects that should be considered as well. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute explains that some of the most significant physiological complications that obesity may contribute to include:

  • Respiratory issues, including asthma and sleep apnea.
  • High cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Gallbladder disease.
  • Urinary Incontinence.
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
  • Pain in your back.
  • Atherosclerosis.

They also explain that being overweight increases your risk of suffering from a stroke or a heart attack. Furthermore, people who are overweight or obese are also more likely to develop certain types of cancer, which may include cancer of the ovaries, liver, breast, kidney, pancreas, endometrium and more.

Phenocal
Phenocal is a thermokinetic weight loss supplement that increases the rate at which the user burns fat while they are participating in exercise protocols. The product has been developed by a team of experts in the fitness and weight loss industry, and the unique formula is supported by numerous scientific trials and clinical studies. Numerous Phenocal reviews on the internet are positive, as well as a section on its official website that shows before and after pictures of users who have been able to successfully lose weight while using this product.

Phenocal includes quite a large number of different ingredients that all work together to provide efficient results. Chromium picolinate has been added to help regulate the user’s blood sugar levels during the day, Biotin has been added to assist with the synthesis of amino acids and fatty acids, and Folic acid has been added to help the user’s body mobilize fat that seems too stubborn to go away. The product also includes other ingredients, such as Glucomannan to reduce appetite during meals, Cocoa extract to assist the body’s fat breakdown process, Hoodia Gordonii for a reduced appetite, Green tea leaf to burn excess fat and Fucoxanthin to increase the user’s internal temperature during physical activity.

How Much Does Phenocal Cost?
The price of Phenocal varies and depends on the specific package that the customer buys. They have four different packages to choose from.

  • Starter Pack – This pack is perfect for people who are just getting started and want to give Phenocal a try. The package includes a 30-day supply of the product and costs $39.85. Additional shipping costs apply. This is less than many other weight loss supplements on the market today.
  • Total Body Balance System – This is currently the most popular package as it includes numerous products from the same company that helps the user lose weight, improve their gut health and feel better. The package includes three different products and an adequate supply of every product for 30 days. The Total Body Balance System costs $97.77. No additional shipping charges apply.
  • Extreme Value – This pack includes a total of four Phenocal containers, which equals a four-month supply. The user, however, is only required to pay for three bottles. The package costs $119.62 and comes with free shipping.
  • Preferred Package – This package offers the best value for the user’s money. The package includes six bottles of Phenocal, a well as a bottle of their Super Green Tea Energizer and a bottle of their Colopril. The package costs $199.36 and comes with free shipping.

Conclusion
Obesity is one of the most common preventable causes of early death, but many people do not know how to lose weight effectively. Phenocal has been developed to help people lose weight through a thermokinetic formulation. The product burns excess fat, reduces appetite and cravings, and helps to balance sugar levels during the day to ensure the user does not feel tired while performing everyday activities.

Author Bio-
Meighan Sembrano is an enthusiast and passionate writer. She is a contributor to Consumer Health Digest. She is expertise in Beauty and skin care articles. Also, have contributed in the health and fitness field. Her work gives an enthusiast twist to the readers. She resonates the readers with her sincere and thoughtful words. You can follow Meighan on Twitter and Facebook.

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