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December 29, 2017

EnerGreens Amazing Superfood

The EnerGreens Superfood formula helps the body achieve optimal nutrition and increased alkalinity with over 50 phytonutrient dense superfoods. EnerGreens is a gluten free, 100% organic and plant based raw superfood that contains a combination of over 50 organically grown grasses, sprouted grains, green vegetables, and herbs. While this is one of the healthiest products on the market, it doesn’t just taste like grass! EnerSource thoughtfully included a blend of three different organically grown strains of mint to give EnerGreens a subtle natural sweetness and minty flavor without any sugar or additional sweeteners. Many people compare it to a mint green tea. Our unique ingredients in EnerGreens are hand-selected from sources worldwide to obtain the highest quality nutrition. While EnerGreens contains a wide range of 100% organic ingredients sourced from all over the globe, this product is manufactured right here in the United States.

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December 27, 2017

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

Every year we begin a new year resolving to do (or quit doing) something and expect to be the game changer in our lives. For some it’s to workout, lose weight, cut out all carbs and sweets. For others, it’s a promise to save more money and get finances on track. Regardless of what you resolve to do, according to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, there is a way to set yourself up for failure or success. The mindset we are in when deciding on a resolution determines it’s stickiness. Below Dr. Hafeez, a New York based neuropsychologist affiliated with Columbia University, shares key insights on how to make New Year’s Resolutions that stick.

1. Envision the end result and reverse engineer it.

According to Dr. Hafeez, neural pathways in the brain can be changed through a combination of visualization and aligned action. She encourages people to journal about what it is they want. Write it all out. “How would life improve? What would all the benefits be? Cut pictures out of magazines of what you want and post them to a wall (or if appropriate, the refrigerator). Get very clear on what you think you will feel like once you see results,” she recommends.

2. Get clear on your triggers.

Set yourself up for success by understanding what may potentially get you off track. “Sticky resolutions come with planning. If you want to lose weight then begin with clearing out your fridge and cupboards of junk food. That in itself is an action that will tell your brain that you are serious. Get recipes and write out a new grocery shopping list. Writing plans, micro goals and ideas that serve the greater accomplishment you’re reaching for creates “buy in” from your brain, says Hafeez.”

For the people resolving to save more money Dr. Hafeez says to evaluate when and why you spend. If you notice you spend $40 a week on coffee, think of alternatives. “You don’t want to cut yourself off from anything cold-turkey. The brain doesn’t respond well to deprivation. It sends brain chemicals that signal displeasure which is what makes resolutions lose their stickiness. Shift to a possibility or curiosity mindset. Asking yourself, what can I do to save $5 per day invites in inspired thoughts and creative ideas,” explains Hafeez.

3. Pace yourself.

“The reason why resolutions don’t stick is because people set the bar way too high and expect achievement way too fast. Think of every week as a win! Break it down into weekly chunks and train the brain to value quick accomplishments,” she advises. The people who resolve to lose weight and get more exercise won’t stick to it if they don’t celebrate small milestones and try to do too much too soon. Resolve to lose 1 to 3 pounds per week. Do this by cutting out soft drinks or juices and drinking water instead. After 10 weeks you”ll be 20 pounds lighter with great skin just because you did one thing week by week until it became your new normal.

4. Trick your brain by making it fun.

“Our language and self-talk is everything and determines if our resolution will fade or will become something we’re still doing in June,” says Dr. Hafeez. “When someone resolves to change their diet, exercise and lose weight they already envision how difficult it is going to be so they are already dreading it before they started. However, shifting the brain to doing something fun that is in line with the goal gets you more committed,” she adds. Create a playlist of great music to work out to. Look up recipes on Pinterest to build your new shopping list. When you do the advance preparation that is more fun, and take small steps towards building the new lifestyle to support your resolution, you’re setting yourself up for a win.

5. Fuel your resolution with greater purpose worth committing to.

If you want to resolve to save more money, it’s is helpful to have a clear purpose for the money you plan to save. Resolving to save more money is vague making it hard to remain on track. Saving more money to take an amazing vacation or to purchase a home or car is something tangible you can stick to. “It’s common for people to commit to doing something when they connect it to a greater purpose beyond them or an experience they want to have. This explains why lifetime smokers can instantly quit when they learn they are pregnant. It’s not about them anymore. We see the man who is 75 pounds overweight lose weight when his daughter gets engaged. Whenever we can connect resolutions to a bigger purpose our minds get on board, and when the mind is all in, resolutions stick,” explains Dr. Hafeez. 

About Dr. Hafeez:

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. 

Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc…). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz.

Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or www.comprehendthemind.com 

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December 27, 2017

Types of Exercises to Strengthen Your Hand after Injury

After recovering from a hand injury, you will feel relieved to get back the function of your hands. In many cases, your hand treatment may have involved immobilization of your handthe whole time for it to heal better. The immobilization means that your hand muscles are not getting the required exercise, making them weak. You will realize that you may not be able to do all the things you used to do with your hands as easily as before.

After the bandages and slings are gone, your doctor will recommend therapy in order to strengthen the muscles. This will include a series of exercises that target the individual muscles of the hand, allowing the muscles to get the required exercise and therefore ease how you use them. You will find some easy hand exercises for rehabilitation that you can do on your own each day until your hand muscles get back to normal. Some of these exercises may require some aids such as stress balls.

These exercises may seem passive, especially those that do not require any aids. However, they are instrumental in strengthening specific muscles of your hands, wrists and fingers. They are beneficial in the following ways:

Increase range motion

An injury or muscle degeneration can impair how the muscles and tendons control the joints through arcs of motion. You will need to carry out specific exercises that will support this muscle action needed to bend or straighten fingers. You will notice that when you cannot effectively do this, you will find ordinary actions such as opening a bottle lid to be troublesome.

These exercises work by having your wrists and fingers moving through their specific ranges of motion. This way, the related tendons are able to carry out the functions they specifically support. You can carry out these exercises with the help of stress balls and other aids.

Reduce pain

Sometimes after injury, your hand may still ache. This can go on even after a while and really interfere with your life. You can use simple exercises to manage the pain. These exercises can be as simple as clenching and unclenching your hand in phases. You will notice a reductionin the pain. You can also incorporate stress balls and such other objects.

Pain reduction exercises work by focusing the action on your tendons and muscles. These exercises not only reduce pain by increasing blood flow but they also make the muscles stronger. They help reduce the stress that causes pain by stretching the muscles.

Strengthen muscles

Muscles and tendons become weak after lying dormant for some time. Exercises to strengthen these muscles allow you to go back to your normal routine. You will find it easier to open jars and grip objects. You can carry out these exercises by doing gripping exercises with the help of stress balls. You can also improvise with items around your home. Using exercise aids for your hand exercises helps when you need to create resistance. This resistance helps in strengthening the muscles. You will find that your hand will gradually be able to carry out functions normally.

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Mercy McCain is a renowned physiotherapist. She believes, using simple hand exercises for rehabilitation in between appointments with your therapist allows you to get back the function of your hand faster.

 

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December 21, 2017

I got to hang out with Jamarcus Gaston for Christmas this year

Your Carolina with Jack and Megan. That’s not Jack and that’s not Megan. It’s Jamarcus and me! We had a fun show! http://wspa.com/2017/12/20/enya-flack-hangs-out-with-jg-this-morning/

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December 21, 2017

SOAP & GLORY IS BACK….AT WALGREENS

Soap & Glory Gifts Sets are back at Walgreens this holiday season and we couldn’t be happier. Soap & Glory is one of our favorite Bath Spa Lines. The brand has everything you need for extensive pampering. Soap & Glory make fabulous gifts too! The packaging is fun and the fresh scents are amazing.

We can’t resist the  Big Pink Gift box (shown above on the left). This box contains everythin from soaps to scrubs with products like Clean On Me Shower Gel, Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer, Righteous Butter, Hand Food Hand Cream, Heel Genius Foot Cream and  a super-sudsy shower puff and headband. Did they miss anything? I think not.

Another Fabulous gift waiting under ther tree for someone special is Soap & Glory Extrava-Glamza Gift. Featuried a spectacular pop-up-boudoir make-up box that will take center stage in any girl’s life.you will find Thick & Fast HD Mascara, Supercat Liquid Eyeliner in BlackSexy Mother Pucker Lip Glosses in Candy Queen and Plums UpGlow All Out Luminising Face Powder and Lid Stuff Eyeshadow Palette in Fair Dues, How Nude!, Twinkle Belles, Mauve On Up, Iced Coffee and Plumple.

 

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December 21, 2017

International Curl Expert With Hair Tips for Girls with Curls

People with wavy or curly hair are always looking for new products, tips and tricks to lock in their desired look. Whether they want to blow it straight, create looser curls or maximize their tighter coils, Maya Smith, Celebrity Hair Stylist, salon owner and creator of The Doux, the “Indie” haircare line with cult following which arrives at Target this month, is truly the master. Here she shares her best tips for girls with curls who want to revel in their natural hair and create a style they love.

Understand the battle between oil and moisture.

The first thing people must understand is that there are opposite things going on at the same time. “Due to the shape of curly haired strands, the hair tends to be under moisturized. On the other hand, the curly haired scalp can get very oily. Managing these opposite demands is the struggle of girls who wish to keep their curls. The key here is knowing how best to address both,” explains Maya who led the movement for women to transition from relaxers to natural curls.

Be gentle when washing curly hair.

According to Maya, kinky, thick, coiled textures tend to appear “tough” and strong enough to withstand heavy manipulation. “In my experience, these hair types are actually the most delicate, and should be handled with care, she recommends.”

Step One: Pick your products wisely.

Maya applied over 2 decades of research and development based on working knowledge of hair texture and listening to what people wanted. “I created The Doux™ SUCKA FREE Moisturizing Shampoo and FRESH RINSE Moisturizing Conditioner as the one-two step that delivers both deep cleaning plus exceptional nourishment necessary for styling.” It’s now available in Target stores and the full product line is available online at www.thedoux.com.

Step Two: Prep for shampoo.

Maya’s professional instructions for curl mastery begins with rinsing hair thoroughly with water for a minimum of 30 seconds. “This helps to eliminate any water-soluble product buildup, such as hair gel or heat protectant. It also helps you save shampoo! Assuming you’re shampooing in the shower, letting the water run over the hair in a downward motion helps prevent further tangling, and allows the hair shaft to swell and the curl pattern to fully rebound.” For those with extremely thick hair, Maya suggests separating hair into 4 sections prior to wetting the hair for increased manageability.

Once the shampoo is applied, Maya recommends light manipulation at the scalp, going from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck. “Squishing” the hair up toward the scalp is a no-no. “Shampooing this way can cause unforgivable tangling and matting. I recommend repeating the shampooing process at least once.”

Step Three: Condition and comb through like a pro. 

If your scalp was properly shampooed, conditioning is easy. “This time, you’re focusing on your thirsty ends first, working upward toward the scalp. Gently detangle with a wide-toothed comb or detangling brush (our favorite is Felicia Leatherwood’s “Brush with the Best” detangling brush) before rinsing, starting at the ends, working up toward to the roots. Remember to rinse with cool water which snaps cuticles shut, locks in moisture, makes your hair shinier and reduces frizz.”

When it comes to “co-washing” or “conditioner washing” Maya equates the popular trend to washing your clothes with fabric softener. “In my experience, co-washing causes build-up on the hair, coating the cuticle and impairing the hair’s natural ability to absorb water. Oils, waxes, and product residue harden on the hair shaft, making it more brittle and less porous over time. When the hair can no longer effectively absorb water, the elasticity of the hair is compromised, leaving the hair “crunchy” and stiff, where it is more likely to break. The result is hair that feels dry and brittle, no matter what product you use to moisturize it,” explains Maya.

One of the things Maya Smith and her team of stylists are known for is their ability to restore hundreds of their clients’ curls, simply by getting them to trade in the co-wash for a gentle, pH-balanced moisturizing shampoo, like The Doux’s SUCKA FREE which properly cleanses hair of product residue. “Once you have the hair thoroughly clean it “drinks” up the necessary amount of moisture, and returns to its natural softness,” Maya clarifies.

Avoid alcohol and kick the crunch to the curb.

Styling products high in alcohol give curls a crunchy feel.  They suck up every last bit of moisture.  Hair spray tends to contain the most alcohol, while gels, mousses and anything that provides hold or lift come in second. “I recommend water-soluble gels that don’t feel sticky on your skin, and aerated mousses or foams that resemble beaten egg whites, to give hair fullness, control, and non-brittle curls,” Maya says.

She adds that she created The Doux so it can be used on hair that is worn curly or straight. “Our clients purchase one set of products, and apply them differently to achieve the style they want. If you’re rocking curly hair today, you’re using The Doux’s Mousse Def and Bonita Afro Balm for softness and definition, and The Light for shine. If you’re wearing a blowout, you’re still using the same products, but applying them less liberally, and using the shine mist as a heat protectant. It’s super simple and easy to follow once you’ve seen the results each of them deliver,” Maya explains.

Blow-Dry with a diffuser or hooded dryer.

Maya’s first choice for curly styles is to air dry. “If you don’t have the time to air dry then dry with a diffuser or hooded dryer on a low heat setting.  A regular blow dryer nozzle disrupts the curl pattern and focuses hot air on one small section at a time while a diffuser, dries curls evenly for a full, uniform look,” she explains.

Maya recommends always applying a heat-protecting product, then flipping your head upside down using a diffuser at the roots and mid-length making sure to dry the area completely to lock in volume. “It’s important to leave the ends for last, and leave them only semi-dry. Air drying the ends is your best option.”

Care for the curls you were born with!

About Maya Smith:

Maya Smith is an International Master Stylist and Founder of The Doux Salon and haircare line now available in Target. With over two decades of styling experience Maya dedicated two decades to cracking the code on curl care, maintenance and expert styling. When it comes to caring for one’s natural hair and styling it, Maya is the best there is.

While still in high school, Maya got her hair cutting license and graduated from beauty school. Soon after graduating high school, Maya began following her passion and worked as an assistant for celebrity stylist Tracy Johnson. She learned from Johnson and progressed as a hair stylist for celebrities and entertainers. Years later the military wife would relocate to Germany, where Maya opened up her first salon The HoneyComb, a mecca for textured hair care for women from all over Europe, The UK, and as far as Africa. Maya’s unique system of textured hair styling sparked the development of The DOUX® haircare products, first launched overseas, and distributed throughout Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. 

Currently, Maya leads a carefully selected team of stylists at The DOUX® Salon in Macon, Georgia and on Christmas Eve 2017, celebrated the arrival of The DOUX® in Target stores nationwide. Maya Smith, wife, mom of 5 and savvy business woman is an example not just for women of color but for all women who believe their gifts can impact the world, striving for entrepreneurial endeavors with grace, ease and hustle.

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December 20, 2017

Best Diet Tips from Professional Trainers for Building Lean Muscle Mass

 

Muscle building requires a huge amount of effort, dedication, and discipline that most people fail to sustain over the long period that it takes for results to show. Lean muscle gain is much more complex than mindlessly working out with dumbbells; you need a proper strategy that focuses on both the right exercises and the diet. Some professional trainer tips on the right diet:

Eat More Frequently

When you are exercising, your body’s demand for energy goes up so you need consume more proteins and carbs. This will meet your metabolic requirements and deliver a surplus that can be employed towards building muscle. This is important because when the nutrient level is inadequate, the body’s metabolism will break down the same muscles that you are trying to build. Instead of the usual three meals, you should eat at least five meals daily.

Eat More Protein

Building muscle mass requires you to eat lots of proteins as they are the building blocks of muscles. When you work out intensively, you break down the muscles that need to be repaired; this is not possible unless you have a protein surplus that the body can use for building the muscles. You should ensure that every meal you have has a large portion of protein; typical sources are beef, lamb, chicken, fish, milk, eggs, etc. Experts suggest that you should be looking to consume 1-1.5 grams of protein for every pound of body weight. You can buy oral steroids online with credit card if you want to speed up the process of muscle mass building.

Eat Sufficient Carbs

Even when your diet is loaded with more protein, you should not cut out the carbs as they are essential for delivering the energy the body requires for the workouts. Eating sufficient carbohydrates is also important because, otherwise, the body will tend to break down the muscles to access the proteins the metabolic processes require. Thus, not eating adequate carbs will reduce your muscle mass.

Eat Lots of Vegetables

Lest you are thinking that your diet should only focus on protein and carbohydrates, you need to know that vitamins and other micronutrients that are found in vegetables are also critical inputs. Without vitamins and enzymes, the protein synthesis will not take place leading to a slowdown in the muscle growth. Make it a point to include vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, carrots, spinach, kale, etc. in your diet. These not only have the essential vitamins but also fiber that is essential for keeping your gastrointestinal system healthy.

Conclusion

Your workout will go far better if you have a shake rich in both carbs and proteins before you hit the floor. Try to have the shake at least 30 minutes before for the best effect. Studies have established that since the exercise increases the flow of blood to the cells, the nutrients from food is best absorbed during that time leading to better muscle growth. Also, ensure that you have protein-rich food within 30 minutes of working out for the best impact on muscle repair and building.

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December 20, 2017

5 Ways to see Venice by Boat

Venice and boats go together like peanut butter and jelly, like hot dogs and mustard, like diamonds and pearls, and there is a very good reason for that. Venice is not just one beautiful city – it’s actually 117 separate little islands, all connected by an impressive 400 bridges. So water plays a huge part in Venice’s past, and its present. It is often said that the best way to see Venice is by boat, and there are a wide range of crafts to choose from. Not all of them are suitable for a tour around the city, however, so pick wisely!

Traghetto

The Italian word ‘traghetto’ translates as ferry, but in Italy it is much more than just a means of getting from A to B. These boats are famous, and they are always crowded. It might be because they are relatively inexpensive, or it could be that their crossing of the Grand Canal takes just a few minutes, but either way, they are a popular means of transport in this great city. These boats are a useful way of getting across Venice without needing to use one of the many bridges, and some people do prefer that.

Vaporetto

A vaporetto (or, in the plural, vaporetti) are like water buses. These can be the best way to see the sights of Venice, but remember – you won’t get a personalized explanation of each famous landmark like you would on a more private Venice boat tour. The vaporetti are fantastic at giving you picture perfect moments as you cruise up and down the Grand Canal, however. Just be aware that this is not a relaxing way to travel thanks to the number of people these boats can hold – plus their luggage!

Kayak

Yes, you really can hire a kayak and use your paddle power to explore the smaller, less busy areas of Venice’s canal system. There is no motor, which can suit some people down to the ground, and you can hire these kayaks for half days or full days. You might even choose to go on your own evening tour of the city. Make sure you have a map with you, and a guidebook, or you might not know what it is you are looking at.

Gondola

Could there be a more iconic boat to be seen in Venice than the gondola? Much like the kayak, these small, narrow boats can be hired for a portion of the day, but the bonus is that you will have a gondolier with you to steer you through the tricky areas, and to offer you information about what it is you are seeing, if you are lucky. Not all gondoliers will give you a tour, though, so don’t expect one when paying your money. The route that your gondola takes is down to you, not the gondolier, so do some research in advance otherwise you may not feel that you have had your money’s worth.

Guided Tour

Booking yourself onto a guided tour of Venice by boat is by far the best way to see the city. You don’t have to prepare anything in advance; you don’t have to know the route, or decide what it is you want to see – that’s the guide’s job. Instead, you can sit back and relax as you travel what might be the most famous waterways in the world, soaking up the atmosphere, and the history.

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December 20, 2017

If you love makeup you will love deck of scarlet

Deck of Scarlet

DECK OF SCARLET, the latest in makeup subscriptions, is a “must-have” this holiday season. As you can see below, my daughter Adrienne created the most glamours doe-eye look with the palette shown above. This stunning Edition #5 features eyeshadows in Dream, Gold Digger and Luna Lip Liner in Luna, Eyeliner in Twilight; Lip Color in Sass Queen and Pinky Promise; Cheek Color in Dusk and a Highlighter in Prosecco. The glamorous or subtle looks you can create with Palettes from Deck of Scarlet are endless.
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December 19, 2017

7 tips for getting through the flu in style

In these cold winter months, it is almost impossible to avoid the flu virus. If you are worried about this illness ruining your festive season, now is the time to take control. Of course, it is important that you do everything in your power to ward off the flu, but maintaining excellent health is not always possible. That is why you need to think about how you are going to deal with this virus if you are unlucky enough to get it. Below are seven tips that will help you to cope in style.

Invest in stylish loungewear

On the days when your health is not up to much, you may not feel like putting in the effort with your wardrobe. Although it is perfectly understandable that you would want to lie around in your comfiest pajamas, this won’t help you to feel any better. In fact, every time you look in the mirror, you will be reminded of just how sick you are feeling. That is why you should invest in attractive loungewear. This will ensure you can relax in style.

When you are sourcing your loungewear, make sure that you think about the materials being used. Ideally, you want to buy garments that are made out of comforting fabrics such as cashmere or silk. This will help you to feel cozy and content. You should also try to avoid mismatched outfits that are thrown together. Instead of buying cheap and flimsy t-shirts and leggings, why not invest in one quality look that you can wear over and over again? You should also opt for multiple layers, as this will help you to take control of your temperature.  

Maintain your beauty regime

It is also important that you try your best to maintain your beauty regime and even step it up a few notches. This may be the last thing that you feel like doing when you are tired and sick. However, spending time on your appearance is a great way for you to avoid looking washed out. It is also the perfect excuse for you to indulge in some self-love. Why not treat yourself to a face mask, a foot spa, or a relaxing bubble bath? This will help you to clear your mind and to avoid headaches. It will also help you on your way to a good night’s sleep. Keeping your stress levels down and giving your body a chance to relax, is the best way for you to speed up the recovery process.

Create a comfortable space in your home

Another great idea is to create a comfortable and relaxing space in your home. This should be an area that is filled with scented candles, calming music, and plenty of throws and cushions. This Zen space will come in handy throughout the year; however, you will need it most when it comes to fighting off the flu. If you are going to restore your health in style, it is vital that your environment is helping you to get better. Ideally, your entire property should be filled with comforting touches. This will prevent you from going stir crazy from spending all of your time in one room. When you are struggling with flu, you may not feel like going out, but it is still important to vary your surroundings as much as you can.

Remember that you can still have fun

Instead of lying around feeling sorry for yourself, it is important that you still do your bit to have fun. Otherwise, the flu will be a truly miserable experience. Why not treat yourself to a couple of new films and indulge in a movie night? Alternatively, if your head is a little fuzzy, you could kick back with a few favorites. This will save you from trying to keep up with a new plot or taking a risk on a film that you haven’t seen. You should also visit MPL Casino and have a go at playing their online games. This is the perfect way for you to enjoy yourself in the comfort of your own home. Filling your time with fun activities will distract you from your symptoms and help you to make the most of your time.

Indulge in comfort food

When you are fighting off the flu, it is important to listen to your body and to provide it with the fuel it needs to get better. That is why you should stock up on plenty of fruit and veg. Although it is important to eat healthily, you should also make the most of your chance to indulge in comfort food. This will come in handy if you are struggling to get excited about your next meal. Make sure that you opt for dishes that are warm and tasty. You should also look out for meals that you used to have when you were younger. This nostalgic treat will help you to feel truly comforted. Alternatively, you could splash out on an exciting treat such as tasty stew and the typical chicken noodle soup (a classic for a reason). This is the perfect opportunity for you to feel glamorous, in spite of your poor health.

Drink plenty of fluids

When you are considering refreshments, you need to make sure that you are drinking plenty of fluids. This will help to keep your body up and running. Warm drinks will also give you the chance to feel cozy and snug. What better time to indulge in luxury hot chocolates and herbal teas? You could even splash out on some new designer mugs and cups. This will add a touch of glamour to a necessary part of your routine.

Get plenty of sleep

If your body is going to recover quickly, you will need to get plenty of rest. That is why you should think about how you are going to enjoy a good night’s sleep. You could invest in a white noise machine, treat yourself to new bedding, or buy essential oils to roll across your pillow. You could even purchase a memory foam mattress that will provide you with the optimum level of comfort. Alternatively, you could opt for the more cost-effective option of a mattress topper, as this will work to update your current bedding situation.  In these cold winter months, it is almost impossible to avoid the flu virus. If you are worried about this illness ruining your festive season, now is the time to take control. Of course, it is important that you do everything in your power to ward off the flu, but maintaining excellent health is not always possible. That is why you need to think about how you are going to deal with this virus if you are unlucky enough to get it. Below are seven tips that will help you to cope in style.

Invest in stylish loungewear

On the days when your health is not up to much, you may not feel like putting in the effort with your wardrobe. Although it is perfectly understandable that you would want to lie around in your comfiest pajamas, this won’t help you to feel any better. In fact, every time you look in the mirror, you will be reminded of just how sick you are feeling. That is why you should invest in attractive loungewear. This will ensure you can relax in style.

When you are sourcing your loungewear, make sure that you think about the materials being used. Ideally, you want to buy garments that are made out of comforting fabrics such as cashmere or silk. This will help you to feel cozy and content. You should also try to avoid mismatched outfits that are thrown together. Instead of buying cheap and flimsy t-shirts and leggings, why not invest in one quality look that you can wear over and over again? You should also opt for multiple layers, as this will help you to take control of your temperature.  

Maintain your beauty regime

It is also important that you try your best to maintain your beauty regime and even step it up a few notches. This may be the last thing that you feel like doing when you are tired and sick. However, spending time on your appearance is a great way for you to avoid looking washed out. It is also the perfect excuse for you to indulge in some self-love. Why not treat yourself to a face mask, a foot spa, or a relaxing bubble bath? This will help you to clear your mind and to avoid headaches. It will also help you on your way to a good night’s sleep. Keeping your stress levels down and giving your body a chance to relax, is the best way for you to speed up the recovery process.

Create a comfortable space in your home

Another great idea is to create a comfortable and relaxing space in your home. This should be an area that is filled with scented candles, calming music, and plenty of throws and cushions. This Zen space will come in handy throughout the year; however, you will need it most when it comes to fighting off the flu. If you are going to restore your health in style, it is vital that your environment is helping you to get better. Ideally, your entire property should be filled with comforting touches. This will prevent you from going stir crazy from spending all of your time in one room. When you are struggling with flu, you may not feel like going out, but it is still important to vary your surroundings as much as you can.

Remember that you can still have fun

Instead of lying around feeling sorry for yourself, it is important that you still do your bit to have fun. Otherwise, the flu will be a truly miserable experience. Why not treat yourself to a couple of new films and indulge in a movie night? Alternatively, if your head is a little fuzzy, you could kick back with a few favorites. This will save you from trying to keep up with a new plot or taking a risk on a film that you haven’t seen. You should also visit MPL Casino and have a go at playing their online games. This is the perfect way for you to enjoy yourself in the comfort of your own home. Filling your time with fun activities will distract you from your symptoms and help you to make the most of your time.

Indulge in comfort food

When you are fighting off the flu, it is important to listen to your body and to provide it with the fuel it needs to get better. That is why you should stock up on plenty of fruit and veg. Although it is important to eat healthily, you should also make the most of your chance to indulge in comfort food. This will come in handy if you are struggling to get excited about your next meal. Make sure that you opt for dishes that are warm and tasty. You should also look out for meals that you used to have when you were younger. This nostalgic treat will help you to feel truly comforted. Alternatively, you could splash out on an exciting treat such as tasty stew and the typical chicken noodle soup (a classic for a reason). This is the perfect opportunity for you to feel glamorous, in spite of your poor health.

Drink plenty of fluids

When you are considering refreshments, you need to make sure that you are drinking plenty of fluids. This will help to keep your body up and running. Warm drinks will also give you the chance to feel cozy and snug. What better time to indulge in luxury hot chocolates and herbal teas? You could even splash out on some new designer mugs and cups. This will add a touch of glamour to a necessary part of your routine.

Get plenty of sleep

If your body is going to recover quickly, you will need to get plenty of rest. That is why you should think about how you are going to enjoy a good night’s sleep. You could invest in a white noise machine, treat yourself to new bedding, or buy essential oils to roll across your pillow. You could even purchase a memory foam mattress that will provide you with the optimum level of comfort. Alternatively, you could opt for the more cost-effective option of a mattress topper, as this will work to update your current bedding situation.  In these cold winter months, it is almost impossible to avoid the flu virus. If you are worried about this illness ruining your festive season, now is the time to take control. Of course, it is important that you do everything in your power to ward off the flu, but maintaining excellent health is not always possible. That is why you need to think about how you are going to deal with this virus if you are unlucky enough to get it. Below are seven tips that will help you to cope in style.

Invest in stylish loungewear

On the days when your health is not up to much, you may not feel like putting in the effort with your wardrobe. Although it is perfectly understandable that you would want to lie around in your comfiest pajamas, this won’t help you to feel any better. In fact, every time you look in the mirror, you will be reminded of just how sick you are feeling. That is why you should invest in attractive loungewear. This will ensure you can relax in style.

When you are sourcing your loungewear, make sure that you think about the materials being used. Ideally, you want to buy garments that are made out of comforting fabrics such as cashmere or silk. This will help you to feel cozy and content. You should also try to avoid mismatched outfits that are thrown together. Instead of buying cheap and flimsy t-shirts and leggings, why not invest in one quality look that you can wear over and over again? You should also opt for multiple layers, as this will help you to take control of your temperature.  

Maintain your beauty regime

It is also important that you try your best to maintain your beauty regime and even step it up a few notches. This may be the last thing that you feel like doing when you are tired and sick. However, spending time on your appearance is a great way for you to avoid looking washed out. It is also the perfect excuse for you to indulge in some self-love. Why not treat yourself to a face mask, a foot spa, or a relaxing bubble bath? This will help you to clear your mind and to avoid headaches. It will also help you on your way to a good night’s sleep. Keeping your stress levels down and giving your body a chance to relax, is the best way for you to speed up the recovery process.

Create a comfortable space in your home

Another great idea is to create a comfortable and relaxing space in your home. This should be an area that is filled with scented candles, calming music, and plenty of throws and cushions. This Zen space will come in handy throughout the year; however, you will need it most when it comes to fighting off the flu. If you are going to restore your health in style, it is vital that your environment is helping you to get better. Ideally, your entire property should be filled with comforting touches. This will prevent you from going stir crazy from spending all of your time in one room. When you are struggling with flu, you may not feel like going out, but it is still important to vary your surroundings as much as you can.

Remember that you can still have fun

Instead of lying around feeling sorry for yourself, it is important that you still do your bit to have fun. Otherwise, the flu will be a truly miserable experience. Why not treat yourself to a couple of new films and indulge in a movie night? Alternatively, if your head is a little fuzzy, you could kick back with a few favorites. This will save you from trying to keep up with a new plot or taking a risk on a film that you haven’t seen. You should also visit MPL Casino and have a go at playing their online games. This is the perfect way for you to enjoy yourself in the comfort of your own home. Filling your time with fun activities will distract you from your symptoms and help you to make the most of your time.

Indulge in comfort food

When you are fighting off the flu, it is important to listen to your body and to provide it with the fuel it needs to get better. That is why you should stock up on plenty of fruit and veg. Although it is important to eat healthily, you should also make the most of your chance to indulge in comfort food. This will come in handy if you are struggling to get excited about your next meal. Make sure that you opt for dishes that are warm and tasty. You should also look out for meals that you used to have when you were younger. This nostalgic treat will help you to feel truly comforted. Alternatively, you could splash out on an exciting treat such as tasty stew and the typical chicken noodle soup (a classic for a reason). This is the perfect opportunity for you to feel glamorous, in spite of your poor health.

Drink plenty of fluids

When you are considering refreshments, you need to make sure that you are drinking plenty of fluids. This will help to keep your body up and running. Warm drinks will also give you the chance to feel cozy and snug. What better time to indulge in luxury hot chocolates and herbal teas? You could even splash out on some new designer mugs and cups. This will add a touch of glamour to a necessary part of your routine.

Get plenty of sleep

If your body is going to recover quickly, you will need to get plenty of rest. That is why you should think about how you are going to enjoy a good night’s sleep. You could invest in a white noise machine, treat yourself to new bedding, or buy essential oils to roll across your pillow. You could even purchase a memory foam mattress that will provide you with the optimum level of comfort. Alternatively, you could opt for the more cost-effective option of a mattress topper, as this will work to update your current bedding situation.  

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