Health
6 ways to keep your jogging program on track this spring

I recently took up jogging as part of my daily fitness routine. Jogging is such a great way to get and stay fit – but how do you keep your motivation high? This is what works for me. Set a goal. Write a goal for each week, whether miles or time, and plan a schedule to ensure you meet your goal. Try interval training. Once or twice a week, add in some intervals. Alternate between medium and fast speeds and be sure to warm up by walking slowly for five minutes and cool down in the same manner. Don’t push yourself too

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Three nasty nail problems solved

Thanks to the popularity of nail art, our nails are considered a fashion accessory. If your are less than perfect here’s how to tackle the top three nasty nail problems. Thick, ridged nails Although there are many products on the market to solve this problem, if they don’t seem to be having any effect, then try a remedy for repairing horses’ hooves. It may sound a bit drastic but as it’s loaded with lanolin it’s great for softening nails and the surrounding skin. Ingrown toenails These can be really painful. If you notice that your toenail is starting to grow

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no smoking

Hi girls! Today I’m featuring a special guest post by professional blogger and an anti-smoking campaigner Vani Chugh. —– Many see smoking as a way to maintain a thin figure, one of the reasons perhaps is that it kills your appetite. A study in fact has also found that smokers lose muscle mass that gives them an appearance of being thin. However, what it also does is store fat around the vital organs. So, the question is, can smoking really make you thin and beautiful? Deceptively thin maybe, but definitely not healthy and beautiful! From the known, unpleasant health consequences, it also

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3 ways to get your skin glowing

Smooth, clear skin that glows will always attract attention, but if yours could do with a little TLC, then here are 3 tips to get it looking its best again. Cleanse your skin thoroughly and then cleanse again. Skin experts believe in cleansing not once, but twice, to make it more receptive to moisturisers and other treatments. If you have fine lines, use a light toned or gradual self tanning moisturiser. Colour won’t collect in the creases but will smooth over pores and fine lines. Treat yourself to a DIY mask with yogurt and honey. Mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt

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5 ways to perk yourself up without consuming any calories

Do you ever find yourself tired in the afternoons – wishing that you could just sneak away and have a quick nap? Here are some easy ways to perk yourself up – without eating! Thirst is often mistaken for hunger so before you reach for that chocolate biscuit, drink a glass of water. Drinking water is one the most effective ways to improve your concentration and stop those hunger cravings. Make lunch your main meal; it’ll balance your blood sugar and stop those energy dips. Eat foods which release energy slowly when you have lunch; they also help your body

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5 Easy food swaps to save you calories

We all love our snacks. Crisps, biscuits, chocolate and fizzy drinks are so hard to resist, but they’re packed full of empty calories and are detrimental to our health. Here’s how you can make your snacks a little healthier. Crisps and savoury snacks – are full of hydrogenated fats, not to mention salt. Swap for unsalted nuts, a handful of seeds or a bowl of chopped veg. Chocolate biscuits – full of fat and sugar. Try swapping for a homemade fruit loaf packed full of juicy sweet raisins and sultanas. Cake bars – commercially produced cakes are often full of

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