Women’s Cruiser

Physical fitness benefits almost every aspect of our lives. Nothing helps circulate our blood more than moving. To get serious in physical fitness, try a form of exercise at least 4 times a week. Choose one that you enjoy, fits your lifestyle and meets your goals. There are many sports and physical activities that provide all-round exercise, and one them is biking.

Biking is good for the legs and for toning up the whole body. It also helps breathing and circulation of the body and tones up all your muscles without the risk of straining yourself too much. This activity can be done with others and also great if you prefer to do this on your own. You can also play for fun as well as competitively with womens cruiser that are becoming popular in the recent years. With a great range of designs to choose from, you can be sporty and stylish at the same time with women’s cruiser. Numerous colors and designs allow you to personalize and make your every biking experience awesome. Biking or any other forms of exercise regularly helps your body to be trimmed and fit. It also opens the pores of the skin and speeds up the elimination process from cells and tissues, thus helping you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Sweating also allows excess oils and dead skin cells to exit the body.

Low Fat Foods

What you eat can affect your blood pressure. Some foods other than those labeled ‘fat free’ are naturally low fat, and can even be more satisfying than low-fat offerings. Some of these low fat foods are:

stethoscopeheart– Pancakes. A pancake has about the same amount of calories as a slice of bread. It’s what you top it with that makes a difference. You can try low-fat yogurt or jam.

– Potatoes. A medium-sized sweet or white potato has about 30 calories and a tenth of a gram of fat.

– Bagels. There is 1 gram of fat per bagel, which contains the same calories as 2 slices of bread.

– Pretzels. One ounce has only one-tenth of the fat as an ounce of potato chips.

– Buttermilk. One cup of buttermilk has slightly less fat than a cup of 1 percent fat milk.

Prepare for your pregnancy

Women can take steps to promote a healthy pregnancy, even before they become pregnant.

Here’s a list of pre-pregnancy planning tips, courtesy of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation:

  • prepregnancyStop smoking to reduce the risk of a low-birth weight baby, a miscarriage or still birth.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Talk to your doctor about how prescription medications may affect your pregnancy. Some of these medications include birth control pills and some acne, seizure and cancer medications.
  • Take a multivitamins with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid each day.
  • Maintain good health by eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight.

Guilt-free gulps

You can do a lot for your health just by replacing soft drinks with better alternatives. Kick your soda poppin’ habit with these healthier thirst-quenchers:

  • 10-healthy-drinksPlain or flavored water
  • Milk
  • Soy milk
  • Tea
  • Coffee (without the cream)
  • Skim latte, skim cappuccino and skim café au lait
  • Low-fat hot cocoa

Also, do your kids a favor by not introducing them to soft drinks early in life. Encourage them to drink more milk and fruit juices to help them cope with the demands of their growing years.

The Wonders of Fish Oil

fish-oil-benefitsDid you know that fish oil may help fight air pollution-linked changes in heart function? Pollution exposure can affect heart rate variability, a measure of the autonomic nervous system’s regulation of the heart. Heart rate variability is an independent risk factor for heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), heart attack and sudden death.

A study in the December issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has found that a daily 2-gram fish oil supplement taken for 6 months prevented a decline in heart rate variability in 26 elderly people aged 81 to 83.

Research says that fish oil supplementation prevented the reduction in heart rate variability associated with the same-day exposure to indoor particulate matter.

The Skin and Makeup Institute

I accompanied my friend last week to The Skin and Makeup Institute. She’d  been going there on and off for a few years. And most of her family does as well. So I had to get my spa on and fix my skin. Wow! I hit the jackpot last week. I was really impressed with the knowledge of the The Skin and Makeup Institute skin specialist and how she analyzed my skin to take care of my breakouts and pigment issues. She’s the Skin Whisperer!!

She can pretty much tell what kind of abuse you are doing to your skin just by feel and looking thru her lamp. My skin was a wreck!  But she didn’t make me feel bad about it. I have been abusing my skin lately so it needed a lot of work. She educated me about what type of treatments would help as well as products and nutrition. She practices Holistic Skincare which is a new one for me. But now I see how important my internal health is to get my  skin in shape.

-Environment was clean and refreshing, everything was beautifully decorated.
-The best thing was their very comfortable bed! That alone was worth it!
-The skin specialist was amazing, she took the time to know my needs and concerns. Since I had just come off of a long 12 hour shift at work she offered to also massage my feet; one thing I appreciated was after she massaged my feet she washed her hands and continued with my facial (yes! a place where I know sanitation is important!) Throughout the facial she educated me about my skin type and products that would work best; it was very interesting! You can tell that she is very passionate about what she does and cares for her client’s well being.

She recommended some healthy digestive herbs (which I could get there) and She did what she calls “The Kitchen Sink” skin treatment. She used enzymes and ultrasound for exfoliation as well as dermal filing. Dermal-files are like microdermabrasion but much more effective and nicer on my sensitive skin. She also did a hydrating Guinot treatment with theses rollers that felt amazing and smelled wonderful.
I left with my skin glowing and it hasn’t felt this great in years! I picked up a few of my Guinot favorite products and a few DMK things to treat my acne and pigment. DMK comes in reasonably priced travel sizes so you don’t have to make a huge investment to try them. So far I love the DMK she recommended.

The Skin and Makeup Institute also teaches and trains students. Being in the aesthetics industry is a very rewarding career! It’s a popular profession for skin care enthusiasts wanting to work in a field that they love. I know this was the case for another friend, a few years ago when she attended The Skin and Makeup Institute. Being the only private aesthetics program in Arizona where students get real, hands on training to become professional makeup artists. After students complete the first 600 hour course they can take additional education courses in aesthetics or receive training in day spa services.

My friend is very proud of her education. They always had clients to work on for a few months, and when she left she was very comfortable taking new clients and letting her current clients know where she would be working.

All you can hope is to find an excellent school where you feel comfortable and well-educated (with plenty of experience, of course). This is the best way to find a job you love as much as your education.

In-home Non Medical Caregiver Service

I have been at my Mom in law’s house on two occasions while and it’s true that I don’t have a lot of experience with different caregivers. We went online and found http://www.carefromtheheartaz.com and I can’t say enough good things about the  in-home non medical caregiver we hired. The care she has provided to my mother in  law, since she fell and fractured her arm and hip a few months ago. I would imagine the caregiver is as good as it gets.

She is not only extremely energetic (I imagine 2 words most people would use to describe her would be High – Energy), and strong (looking at her arm muscles you get the feeling she could do a good job of catching your loved one if they were to start falling), but she is also extremely kind and patient.  And FULL of praise! She always makes sure to say good things about my mother in law’s progress, and gives suggestions on how to make changes, in nice ways. Willing to do everything required for my mother-in-law to be comfortable, and if an unexpected situation happened, she was there immediately.

I have a negative perception of anything that have the word “hospice” in it, since I learned that some hospice drugs can actually accelerate a person’s death (just in a nice, “peaceful way”). I work with a lot of very ill people, for a living, and am often warning people that when doctors suggest hospice care for their loved ones, they better look up all the medications and know what is being administered, because I think sometimes it is not clear to every person that certain hospice drugs can cause organ failure (please note I have NO experience with how they handle this aspect of hospice care – your loved ones hospice could very well inform the families of every detail – I can’t comment on this aspect since my mother is not in hospice care).

My mother just needed physical therapy and caregiving (NOT hospice drugs – as the word hospice may imply) and she is making great strides, and her caregiver has really been helping her.  My mom in law
has also been drinking Kangen water (full of antioxidants) and doing PEMF (they’ve been using our Bemer PEMF machine, which is known to heal bone). Everyone in the family is pitching in to help her get back on track, and I have no doubt that the caregiver’s guidance and positive affirmations have been helping my mother in law to heal.  She is great at finding out my mom’s needs and made us feel comfortable that everything went smoothly. She is also great in making my mother feel like she’s in charge.

It takes a really special kind of person to do what the caregiver does, for a living, and I am very grateful that she has decided to go into this profession. Care from the Heart is very fortunate to have her! Amazing company!  My experience with them has been nothing shy of wonderful.  All of their staff have been friendly, professional, and caring to my situation. They are very well-known in the community as one of the top Home Care companies.  I have referred many families to them and it doesn’t surprise me when I hear about their raving reviews of this company. If my own Mom ever fell, the same caregiver would absolutely be the person I’d want to help take care of my Mom. Unfortunately she lives in another state, so I am just going to have to remain hopeful that she will never, ever fall and need physical therapy… or hope that the caregiver might find a way to clone herself, and set up  in multiple states : D

Dublin Ohio Dentists

I promised that I’d wait to write my very first review for an amazing, incredible, holy-crap-that-was-good experience… who would have thought that would happen at a dentist office?

Admittedly, I’m one of those people who is deathly scared of the dentist, mainly because I’m always certain I’ll show up with a mess for a mouth and get that inevitable, secretly chastising look of pure shame from the dentist.  You know it when you see it, and it’s not pretty.

Needless to say, I was scared (borderline petrified) to go to the dublin ohio dentists today which means I was jaw-on-the-ground shocked the minute I arrived.  The front receptionist did something so very few, if any, greeters do these days — she looked me in the eye, introduced herself, and…wait for it…shook my hand.  Like literally reached out, grabbed my hand, and shook it in a friendly, professional and caring manner.  She then offered me water to sip on while I filled out those forms they always make you fill out and the dental assistant was waiting nearby to take me through one of the cleanest dental offices I’ve ever seen.

dublin ohio dentist

When I finally saw the dentist, she was normal.  Not mean, not scary, not even slightly chastising… she was nice, she asked me in a curious (not “oh geez, what am I going to have to fix”) way about past work on my teeth and was entirely human.  Her bedside manner was top-notch which is something I don’t find often in dentists.

I went in for a teeth whitening service and it was easy, quick and done with careful attention and precision.  My teeth are already shades-on-shades whiter which is always a fun way to leave the dentist.

When you go, don’t get turned off by the random location, it’s a mini oasis once you get inside…

dublin ohio dentist

Carrera Watch Collection

As a bit of a intro, I am a 22 year old male that has just graduated college. I have been dreaming of getting my first automatic luxury watch for a long time now, but never had the means to. I recently got my first real job as an engineer and have decided to buy a watch with my sign-on bonus ($6500 > $4800 after tax approx). After wanting a rolex explorer for a long time, I decided to look at other watch brands. I have been looking for a year now at many different brands and AD’s and found a excellent deal on a brand new Tag Heuer Carrera Day-Date that really struck my eye. 

Carrera Day Date

I like the look of this watch because I am a big fan of motor racing. I also got it at a very reasonable price of $3000 shipped new when it usually retails for $4400+7% sales tax. I have also never seen this particular model in outlets in NY, FL, etc. I think it is the best looking Tag Heuer by far. I plan to wear this every day to work in a corporate environment with a shirt and tie. That being said I am not a huge fan of Tag Heuers; always thought they were all marketing- but after reading Steve Jobs book recently, and owning every iphone yet, and a Macbook I can say that some very good products are also marketed very well. I prefer the vintage Heuers more such as this one Jack Heuer 80th and the only thing keeping me from this Carrera 1887 300 SLR is that brown/orange isn’t a good choice to wear daily. This is the start of my collection and don’t want anything too expensive to wear everyday. I want to have a Carrera watch collection. My next watch will be Men’s TAG Heuer CARRERA Heritage Automatic Watch.

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Reid Supply

reid_knobshandleshandwheelsI have an old beater Sears Craftsman (King Sealy) drill press that a  friend wants to use. Unfortunately it does not have handles. So I am looking for two or three drill press handles.

Any handles will probably do as the press had a home-made big steel hub  to fasten the handles to. I looked at speed handles for mill vises, but  at 4″ long they were a little short.

I searched online for the parts that I need. This site that has wide array of knobs, handle,s hand wheels, etc..  I also ordered some of the parts that I need for my other equipments and pieces of furniture. Great service and easy transaction. I recommend them for easy sourcing of knobs, handles, hand wheels, clamps, tooling components, fasteners, hardware and much more.

Zoom Q2HD

Zoom Q2HDThe video is ok  but the sound quality is pretty nice. I bought mainly for you tube clips for my nephew he is getting killer on the bass. I have recorded a few concerts with it and sounds pretty killer and is easier to control the clipping I thought than the Q3. Most of my YouTube clips are recorded with the Zoom Q2HD video. I find the Q2HD just so easy to use, and I use it more often. The Zoom video recorded is great for recording kids’ school performances. I got my classic zoom q2hd at Musicians Friend.

Acoustic Bass Case

gl bassGator makes a nice cross between a gig bag and a hard case called GL-BASS case. You can get them for less than 140 bucks and they are really sturdy and great for storing instruments under beds and in closets etc. They offer much better support than your typical gig bag. Investing in a Bass Guitar Cases is good idea if you’ll be gigging/practicing in other places, for moving all your stuff between home and school, and for just giving you some peace of mind.

MXR 10 Band EQ

MXR 10 band eqThe MXR 10 band eq is a great pedal and the MXR does not run on batteries, it is 18v and you have to consider that when you setup.

Lots of gain, great adjustability in the lows/ low mids. I like the mxr 10 band eq at musicians friend than my other equalizers better for this reason, more adjustability, easier to pinpoint a certain freq, or raise/lower  a “shelf”.

It is real good at adjusting your normal setup for diff rooms, but I can do that with my pre-amp.

Again Great pedal, one of the nicest EQ pdals I’ve used.

 

BOSS ME-70

boss-me-70I’ve got drawers full of old vintage effects, many that are collectible.  I don’t use ’em anymore. I don’t have to. The OD1 and Blues settings on the ME70 cover the same territory as a vintage Tubescreamer, except the entire boss me-70 at guitar center costs less than one vintage Tubescreamer. And it’s still under warranty. Likewise, the built in compressor on the ME70 gives me plenty of squish, but no “pumping” sound. And the delays are amazing. It’s just a great pedal. Combine the sounds, size, and ease of use with the fact that it will run on batteries if needed, and I really think it’s the best single pedal I’ve ever owned.

Hair Transplant New Jersey

If you want good services related to hair transplant you can try out Hughes Center. They are experienced and very popular. They have centers in  based in New Jersey and  Philadelphia. You could look up their website online, it gives more info regarding the treatments offered.

For Hair Transplant New Jersey,  try contacting them (Hughes Center). Their hair technicians are very accomplished in FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplants. Hughes Center do excellent work and have long reputations in this field. If you are close to their New Jersey clinic, you can set-up a time to meet with Dr. Susan M, Hughes and see more examples of her combined work over your lunch hour.Their Hair Transplant Philadelphia also have very good and most trained hair technicians in the field employed by the Neograft company.

Most people routinely lose between 70 and 150 hairs from their scalp each day, mainly through washing, brushing, and combing. Scalp hair starts to thin when more hairs are lost through normal shedding than the scalp is able to renew. About 40% of the density of scalp hair has to be lost before thinning of the hair becomes noticeable.

People facing the problem try numerous methods such as magical hair restoration potions to wigs and hair extensions. With the advancement in the technology now you can restore your lost or thinning follicles. hair transplant is a popular surgical procedure which is effective in treating male pattern baldness, scarring, and facial reconstruction efforts as well.