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time to remove the saddlebags

Just like most ladies out there having the saddlebags, which is the little fat deposits around your hips and upper thighs, is one of the biggest problems I have. I don’t wish to have a model like body; I just want to be beautiful and healthy. But, the saddlebags seem to be my greatest problem area. Well, let’s see if these work out routines can help me get rid of it.

Clamshells
Lie on right side with knees bent at a 45-degree angle, left leg stacked on top of right, and knees and ankles aligned. Keeping core engaged and ankles together, slowly open left knee to the sky. Pause, then return to starting position. Be sure to engage glutes and keep torso straight. (For more of a challenge, wrap a resistance band around legs slightly above knees.) Do 12 to 15 reps on each side.

Lateral Lunge
Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart. Without moving left leg, take a big step to the right with right foot. Keeping left leg straight, squat down to the right by sitting hips down and back. Keep core engaged and back straight, and don’t let right knee come past toes. Push through right heel to return to starting position. Do 10 to 12 reps on each side.

Squat Walks
Wrap a resistance band around legs slightly below knees (for more of a challenge, wrap it around ankles). Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart. Engage glute muscles and sit hips back slightly. Engage core and take a big step to the left (don’t let knees collapse inward). Then step right foot toward left, making sure to maintain tension in the band. Take 15 steps to the left and then reverse, taking 15 steps to the right.

Fire Hydrants
Get on hands and knees in a tabletop position, shoulders stacked above wrists and hips above knees. Flex feet and engage core. Keeping knee bent, lift left leg out to the side until inner thigh is parallel with the ground. Pause at the top and slowly return to starting position. Do 15 reps on each side.

adding selling value into your home

adding selling value into your homeRenovations are always a good idea if you are trying to add some value into your home to increase its selling price. In today’s real estate market you need to be able to set your property apart from the majority or other homes that are available and new rooms are a great way to do it.

It’s a difficult thing to figure out which rooms will be best served by a facelift, so I went here. As usual there are a few likely and stereotypical candidates, these being the bathrooms and kitchens. The fact that these rooms can sell homes aside, don’t allow yourself to get side-tracked into focusing solely on these rooms. If you feel that other rooms need the attention, go right ahead and make the changes.

Writing Personal Statement for College

Writing Personal Statement for CollegeThe entire college admission process can be exhausting and nerve-racking but there are few things worse than writing the personal statement for college applications. Your first thought is that it would be a piece of cake, everything you have to do is write a few words about yourself – what your interests are, what you would like to accomplish in life. However, personal statements for college have never been an easy task. When writing a statement for college, your high school writings for which you got straight A’s won’t do you much good.

The main issue is that when writing your personal statement for college, you are not in that world and you are well aware of it. Personal statements are not supposed to be essays about how much you admire famous people like Gandhi. You shouldn’t also write about the first time you learned how important teamwork is or anything like that. They have heard it all, so you cannot write anything new and this, unfortunately, is not in your favor.

These are the reasons why so many people seek help when writing their personal statement for college is concerned. I had a good time growing up. As my mother is a very famous and acknowledged writer, I always counted on her for feedback. Even now she is there for me when I need an intelligent and well-structured statement or paper. Apart from helping with my essays, my mother was also good enough to give me a hand when I was writing my personal statement for college.

Of course, I realize not everyone is lucky enough to have such a valuable resource at their home, and not everyone can also depend on their high school English teacher. So, if this concerns you, then you can try searching some sites on the internet that might turn to be quite helpful. For instance, most of them offer free tips telling you what you should avoid and what you should include when writing your personal statement for college. From my point of view, when writing your personal statement it’s best to try to find face to face feedback from someone whom you trust.

amazing benefits of jogging

amazing benefits of joggingGo for a brisk walk or a slow run to warm up and then do a couple of stretching exercises. Slowly, build up a comfortable jogging pace. Ideally, you should land on the ball of your heel and push off from your toes. Jogging helps to reduce stubborn belly fat. Stubborn fat can be very hard to shift, and a running program can really help to cut down on the last of your stubborn fat.

If you suffer from poor appetite, jogging will improve your appetite. Along with all other forms of exercise – the harder you work, the more you need to eat to repair your muscles and refuel them. You can have a bottle of gatorade also for a good water refill, click here gatorade mix. When you start to run longer distances you will start to eat to fuel your body, and may even find that you need to eat more food everyday, than you did when you were overweight.

Stress relief is another huge benefit of jogging. Whether by allowing you the time to think about life’s problems or time to escape them for a while, tension easily flies by the wayside as you fly over the miles. Distance runs are great for solving problems that are nagging at you. What better than a 3 hour run all by yourself to clear your mind and allow you to pin down an answer? Speed runs are great for tearing through aggression and anger. Focus all that emotion into a few sprints and you’ll feel better in no time.

Great Ideas to Reduce our Stress

Mostly stress has become something that too many people have become accustomed to living with every day. Once stress was a rare occurrence, but with modern pressures, it is increasingly becoming a daily concern. As stress is often caused by the environment around you, there are things you can do to reduce your stress levels. You may not be able to control your external environment, but you can certainly control your reaction to it. This will allow you to control the degree to which stress affects you. Here are some simple but practical tips to help you reduce your stress today.

Exercise Daily – when you get stressed it releases Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH) into your bloodstream to give you a boost to engage the fight or flight reaction. As many of us live a sedentary lifestyle these days, the ACTH is never worked out of your system and remains there. This will cause physical problems with long term exposure. Exercise will help you to work the ACTH out of your system and avoid the long term effects of it remaining in your system.

Drink Water – your body is 80-90% water, and drinking lots of water will help keep you in good health. It will help to keep your immune system healthy and to reduce your stress. Avoid coffee and alcohol during the day as these will actually increase your stress levels by activating the fight or flight mechanism and releasing ACTH into your system.

Listen To Music – music has a very relaxing effect on your body. If you listen to music you consider relaxing it will help to reduce your stress. New age, classical, and nature sounds are common types of music used for relaxation. Some people even prefer louder and more active music to relax to. It’s whatever works for you. If it is possible, listen to music whilst you work or go about your day as that will help you relax more too. Continue reading Great Ideas to Reduce our Stress

enjoying acoustic guitar

Have you ever paused to listen for a moment to a musician gently strumming an acoustic guitar or performing a blazing with those bass amplifiers, soul-stirring flamenco number? The sounds of an acoustic guitar invoke mystery and a feeling of romance for many people. Most people never stop to consider how versatile and wide-ranging acoustic guitars are, but virtually all of them can enjoy the beautiful music they make.

Acoustic guitars may seem magical, but, of course there isn’t really any magic in the guitars themselves. It’s their music that enchants you. It’s just like when you learned to write during childhood. After a while you mastered it and finally you could take on all sorts of writing assignments. The pencil was the implement to express the thoughts, but you were the one who put it to use. It’s like that with an acoustic guitar too. It’s the implement you use to make music. And you learn to play an acoustic guitar in much the same way you learned to write all those years ago. First you just play around with it, like a kind of doodling, and eventually the feeling for it in your fingers just takes over. Soon the music is flowing right through your fingers and into the guitar.

If you really want to play guitar and find yourself checking out the acoustic guitars in all the local music stores or if there is a forgotten one sitting in your attic, pick it up and learn how to play it. You will not be sorry you did.