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  • How to benefit from Kegels

    A must workout, one you can do anywhere and any time. If you don't, you will be missing out on the wonderful benefits. Let's go back in time, in 1952, Dr. Arnold Kegel, accidentally found a method for increasing genital strength; exercising the pubococcygeus (PC) muscle. Many therapists (not that I know any personally) believe that pumping up the PC muscle can help enhance sexual pleasure by strengthening orgasm and increasing your awareness of sexual sensations--whether you are a man or woman. If any muscle is not used it will lose strength and the muscle around the genitals is no different. Find it and flex it! Women can find their PC muscles by sitting on the toilet and starting and stopping the flow of urine. Men can do the same but don't have to sit. This exercise can be done anywhere e, in the line at the grocery store everywhere once you have identified the muscle, you can hold and squeeze for up to 5 seconds and then continue. Benefits for women Helps Prevent Accidental Urine Leaking. The main reason Kegel exercises for women are so popular has to do with leaking urine, properly called stress incontinence. Helps Control Urgency to Urinate. Reduces the Chance of Uterine Prolapse. Makes Natural Birth Easier. Increases Feeling During Sex. Benefits for Men One of the men's primary benefits is improving bladder control in urinary incontinence (UI). UI is a defect in which there is urine leakage. Kegels can be used for pain management in men with prostate gland conditions. Believe it or not, one of the amazing Kegel benefits for men is improving sexual performance. #Fitness #HealthyStuff #SexualHealth #pelvicexercise #kegals #exercise

  • The Benefits of Legs up the Wall Yoga Pose: Why I am doing this everyday.

    It is a difficult thing for me to sit still for 20 minutes but podcasts and audiobooks help. The benefits of putting your legs up the wall for 15 minutes to 20 minutes every day are a win. "Yes I exercised today and I feel great" This Pose - Legs Up the Wall is an inversion pose. Lie on the floor next to a wall and place your legs together vertically against the wall. This simple pose is relaxing and helps restore as it inverts the repetitive actions that occur within our bodies as we sit and stand. It provides stress and anxiety relief as well as reduces menstrual symptoms and back pain. It is also good for leg swelling or varicose veins. The pose is simple and can be performed for extended periods. Fulfilling Benefits Relieves stress and anxiety Reduces menstrual Symptoms Reduces back pain Great for swelling or varicose veins in the legs Ease headaches Ease insomnia Improves circulation Directs lymph and other fluids from legs, reducing swelling. Activates relaxation response Deactivates stress response Relieves tired leg muscles How to best do the pose Get seated on the floor facing a wall. Lay on your side and roll onto your back, stretching your legs up the wall. Feet can be hip-distance apart or whatever feels most comfortable. Scooch your tailbone toward the wall. It doesn’t need to touch the wall. Let your body get comfortable with arms at your side, with palms turned up. Relax your arms and shoulders and relax your legs against the wall. Melt your back into the floor Settle into the pose and breathe for a minimum of 10 minutes. To come out of the pose, bend your knees and roll to your side. Remain here for a few breaths to gain your Barings and slowly push yourself back up to the seated position. I have put 15-20 minutes into my daily schedule! Recovering from a broken ankle and all the sit-on-my-butt time I was handed this winter; I find this pose gives me a great opportunity to gain circulation and promotes any swelling to subside. It is those minutes I enjoy relaxing and feel the stress in my legs ease up. Link to fun hydration containers

  • Easy Spanish Rice

    This is an easy dish that can be modified to taste. It was a go to meal and made often. Great for leftovers for a quick lunch. This easy meal has been passed on to me from my mom and now to my girls. It is still one of our meals that we add to our menu very often. Not sure how Spanish this meal is but that is what we called. Turned into one of our favorites, and there is bacon! Could eat for days Use the simple ingredients or add some spice. This easy meal can be different every time. Spanish Rice Ingredients 1 medium yellow onion 1 green pepper (or any color you wish) 1/2 or 1 pound of cooked bacon Sliced Mushrooms to taste 1 or 2 cans of diced tomatoes (Deanna used Fire Roasted) 2 or 2 1/2 cups of White minute rice Directions You can make a small batch or a larger batch by adjusting amounts Cook bacon to desired consistency. My mom loved crunchy bacon but mine is not so crumbly. Drain grease unless you cooked bacon in oven. Dice onion, pepper, mushrooms Cook onions and green peppers until good and sweaty, add mushrooms Add tomatoes and bacon (diced). You can opt into using spicy tomatoes If it seems dry you can add 1/2 cups of water (I sometimes add V8 or tomato juice) Add rice when liquid is boiling. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes and serve. Great for left overs. Options: You can omit onion or peppers or mushrooms Use Turkey bacon or a vegan bacon Add Chili powder, paprika, chipotle powder Cookware Made by Deanna with love to Grandma

  • 8 metabolism-boosting tips for better energy and amazing weight management

    Boost your metabolism! You have heard it, you want it, now it is time to put it out there and get things moving. Get moving, eat healthily and watch the results appear. I wish it was that easy but the one ingredient is you and your willingness to put the steps in motion. 8 amazing 👍 tips to help increase your Metabolism Do 20-60 minutes of Cardiovascular exercises (power walking, jogging, cycling, aerobics class, kickboxing, boxing, swimming, etc.) at least 4-6 times per week. This will help you boost your metabolism and burn calories. Try to do your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to boost your metabolism. Hydrate with approximately 5 liters of water per day. Drink at least 1-2 liters of water after cardio. Do Muscular Strength/Endurance work (Yoga, sculpting, weight training) at least 2-3 times per week to boost metabolism, sculpt and define muscles. Do Flexibility work (Yoga, pilates, stretching) at least 2 times per week to lengthen and define muscles and increase the range of motion in your joints. Limit carbohydrates (starches, rice, pasta, bread, etc.) from your evening meal. Eat 6-7 small meals per day to increase metabolism Follow the guidelines of a healthy nutrition plan. Join us on Facebook

  • Thick Personalized Chili

    This one pot meal can easily be personalized to suit all tastes and cravings. Although you can switch up some ingredients, mostly this chili turns out to your liking. Great for packing for lunch or serving to large groups. I could eat this everyday Here, it’s time to write your first, m Thick Personalized Chili Pot Ingredients Here the suggestions to get the best chili suited for you individual taste. 1 pound ground beef.(chicken, turkey,sausage) 1 medium diced onion 2 tablespoons crushed garlic 1 green pepper 2 stalks of celery 4-6 sliced mushrooms (optional) 1 can black beans 1 can kidney beans 1 large can of baked beans (try the sweet heat beans) 1 can diced tomatoes 4 tablespoons of chili seasoning mix 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes ( less or more to taste) 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin (optional) Directions Brown and drain meat, break up into small pieces Add onions, green peppers, celery mushrooms cook for a few minutes until all are cooked Add tomatoes and beans and stir well. In a small bowl combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients while stirring into pot Let cook on low, stirring occasionally for an hour to let all ingredients marry into each other Serve with Tortilla chips, toast, shredded cheese, sour cream scallions, So easy to customize. Store in portion containers for easy lunch making. Freeze for later or just eat all day!

  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These cookies are easy to make and great for lunches. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorites and a great cookie to share. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Carole Ingredients This is my version of my mom's recipe, as I made these cookies often for the kids 1 cup margarine, room temperature 2 cup brown sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups oatmeal 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks Directions Cream together sugar, eggs and shortening Mix together flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and stir until mixed together Spoon onto baking sheet Bake at 350 for 7 to 10 minutes Let sit for 2 minutes Move to cooling rack When cooled move to storage container Baking time is 7 to 10 minutes as people like different consistency. My mom liked very crunchy cookies but the rest of us like them chewy, so she would cook a sheet longer just for her.❤️

  • What flavor enhancing herbs and spices give your recipe a foodie's edge.

    It is a great idea to have a list of herbs and spices in your kitchen. I tape a handy reference inside a cupboard. It gives me that inspiration to try new herbs and spices to dishes. It also helps to cut back on fat, sugar and other not-so-good additives to your meals by using herbs to flavor your meals instead. Beans (dried): cumin, cayenne, chilli, parsley, pepper, sage, savory, thyme Beef: basil, bay, chilli, cilantro, curry, cumin, garlic, marjoram, mustard, oregano, parsley, pepper, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme Chicken: allspice, basil, bay, cinnamon, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger lemongrass, mustard, paprika, rosemary, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme Eggs: basil, chervil, chilli, chives, curry, dill, fennel, ginger, lemon peel, marjoram, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, sage, tarragon, thyme Fish: anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, marjoram Fruits: allspice, anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, ginger, mint Lamb: basil, bay, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, curry, dill, garlic, marjoram, mint, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, savory, tarragon, thyme Potatoes: basil, caraway, celery seed, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, marjoram, oregano, paprika, parsley, poppy seed, rosemary, tarragon, thyme Salad Dressings: basil, celery seed, chives, dill, fennel, garlic, horseradish, marjoram, mustard, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, rosemary, saffron, tarragon, thyme Soups: basil, bay, chervil, chilli, chives, cumin, dill, fennel, garlic, marjoram, parsley, pepper, rosemary, sage, savory, thyme Time to get out and start a herb garden, fresh herbs make such a difference to your meals!

  • Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered

    Bringing up the past and sharing life stories that shape us. Spilling the truth about depression, eating disorders, and addiction, and mistakes we make along the way. A train ride to the City listening to this book on audible made me look like a complete lunatic. When you are sitting there laughing to yourself with ear buds in, people stare and wonder, but I would have shared if they asked. With very relatable chapters these life lessons let you join in the journey of how we learn from experiences we endure. Each author takes turns bringing to life a self help and self awareness chapter. It almost made my life seem normal, almost! This is a fun book to read or listen to. I love the podcast . I mean who doesn't have a favorite murder. My Favorite Murder by Karen Kilgrariff and Georgia Hardstark After I listened to this book I bought it for my daughter for her 26th birthday, I mean what better advice can you give your grown ass kid than not to go into the woods and never join a cult. This book and the podcast are great additions to my collection of murder themed books, audibles and series. Also to the collection of self help books I own.

  • Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered

    Bringing up the past and sharing life stories that shape us. Spilling the truth about depression, eating disorders, and addiction, and mistakes we make along the way. A train ride to the City listening to this book on audible made me look like a complete lunatic. When you are sitting there laughing to yourself with ear buds in, people stare and wonder, but I would have shared if they asked. With very relatable chapters these life lessons let you join in the journey of how we learn from experiences we endure. Each author takes turns bringing to life a self help and self awareness chapter. It almost made my life seem normal, almost! This is a fun book to read or listen to. I love the podcast . I mean who doesn't have a favorite murder. My Favorite Murder by Karen Kilgrariff and Georgia Hardstark After I listened to this book I bought it for my daughter for her 26th birthday, I mean what better advice can you give your grown ass kid than not to go into the woods and never join a cult. This book and the podcast are great additions to my collection of murder themed books, audibles and series. Also to the collection of self help books I own.

  • Supporting the Spirit; Easing the Mind

    The aroma of lemongrass oil is instantly energizing. The grass is uses to help lower fevers and clam the nervous system. The oil comes from a fast-growing scented Indian grass. The lemony smelling oil also helps keep stinging insects away. Lemongrass oil is used to ease stomach pains, relieve headaches, colds and rheumatism. Supporting the Spirit Lemongrass oil cuts through emotional fog and will help you see things more clearly. This oil relieves depression and helps to encourage positivity. Easing the mind To clear mental clutter and improve concentration. To Cha se away bad dreams and insomnia Vaporize 2 drops lemongrass with 2 drops lavender Healing the Body Ease muscular aches, muscle spasms or physical tension, mix 2 drops Lemongrass with 4 drops Ginger and 4 drops Lavender in a carrier oil and rub it on affected areas. To soothe digestion or relieve constipation, mix 2 drops Lemongrass with 4 drips Coriander Seed and 4 Drops Mandarin in a carrier oil and apply it twice a day. Use a clockwise abdominal massage. I love my diffuser, great for the office! #Aromatherapy #EssentialOils #Mind #StressRelief