Just Smile!

Hello guys,

When you smile, the world smiles back! I just love to smile 🙂 What about you? How often do you smile in a day?? Do you smile when you meet new people?? Read on for 7 reasons why smiling is good for you, your health and your social life! 🙂 

1. It makes you look more attractive. Ever wonder why are we always asked to smile in photos? Because people usually look their best when smiling.        

2. Smiling can make you happy (even when you’re not). The next time you feel sad or upset, try smiling. It just might make your body feel better.

3. Smiling can make others happy. When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you. 🙂

4. Smiling can help you de-stress. The next time you’re stressed about something or realize that your favorite jeans feel a little snug, don’t freak out. Take a few deep breaths and smile!

5. It boosts your immune system!

6. Smiling can lead to laughter. Have you ever laughed without smiling? 🙂

7. Smiling just feels good! Have you ever found that smiling just feels good? Go ahead, smile now. Doesn’t it feel natural? Make you feel happy to be alive? 🙂          

Guys, If you can’t find a reason to smile, pop in a funny DVD, listen to your favorite songs, read comics or call a friend. Heck, you may be able to even read the word smile and feel better! 

Remember – you’re never fully dressed without a smile! 🙂 

Lilly 🙂

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Water, water, water …

Hi guys,

We all know that water is good for us, right? 🙂 Water is an incredibly important aspect of our daily lives. Every day we drink water, cook with water, bathe in water, and participate in many other activities involving water.

Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water:                                                                      

1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
2. Promotes Weight Loss – Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
3. Flushes Out Toxins – Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
 
4. Improves Skin Complexion – Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
5. Maintains Regularity – Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
6. Boosts Immune System – A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
7. Natural Headache Remedy – Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.
8. Prevents Cramps & Sprains – Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
9. Puts You in a Good Mood – When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!
10. Save Money! – Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!
Also, if you don’t care much for the taste of… nothing, then you can add a squirt of lemon, a squeeze of lime, a few sprigs of fresh mint or a cucumber or orange slice. You can even be so bold as to add a few berries or watermelon. 🙂
Here’s some facts about water:                                                                                    
  1. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
  2. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.
  3. A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day.
  4. Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
  5. Water intoxication is most likely to occur during periods of intense athletic performance.
  6. While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the body.
  7. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.
  8. Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.
  9. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
  10. Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.

Want to know more shocking facts about water? Check out this site – click here!.:)

XOXO,

Lilly. 🙂

Abs Exercises

Hey guys,

Do you want nice abs? I guess you want, but you are too lazy to go to the gym? Haha, I can show you some exercises for abs, which you can do at home. 🙂

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If you don’t have dumbbells – don’t do side bends and dumbbell front squats. 🙂 I sometimes do these exercises. Some of them are a bit harder, some – easier. Just try, because today is another chance make yourself proud!

Lots of love,

Lilly!

Vitamin C

Hello guys,

Today I want to tell you about vitamin C because it is really important for our body. Let’s start! 🙂

Function: Vitamin C helps to heal wounds, prevent cell damage, promote healthy gums and teeth, strengthen the immune system, and absorb iron. It also helps neutralize free-radicals in cells that promote aging, fight bacterial infections, and aid in the production of red blood cells.

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Sources: Fresh fruit and berries (especially citrus fruits), green vegetables, onions, tomatoes, radishes, and rose hips are all excellent vitamin C sources.

Recommended daily intake: Men and women should each consume at least 60 mg of vitamin C daily. Many things can increase the need of vitamin C in the body, including stress and smoking. For smokers, recommended intake increases to 110 mg for women and 125 mg for men. While not getting enough vitamin C can lead to scurvy, consuming more than 2000 mg on a daily basis can lead to headaches, increased urination, mild diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take more than the recommended amounts of Vitamin C.

If you’re interested in sources of vitamin C, check out the picture below 🙂

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Thank you for reading this. See you next time!

Lots of love,

Lilly.

Gym Bag Essentials

Hello guys!

I love going to the gym! What about you? But … What to pack in your gym bag? It’s very important to have the right items with you at the gym. Today i’ll tell you my gym bag essentials!

1. Your gym outfit!

2. Water bottle. If you want to have a better workout, you should make sure you are drinking enough water before and during your workout.

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Hair ties

3. For girls – hair ties.

4. Deodorant..

5. iPod/MP3 Player. Good music = a great workout! It doesn’t matter who you are or what type of tunes you like, turn up the volume and let your ears enjoy!

6. Lock. Most gyms have a “no bag” policy on the fitness floor, so you have to put your gear in a locker.

7. Healthy Snacks!                                                         

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Body lotion.

8. Body lotion.

9. Spray/perfume.

10. if you shower..a towel,soap, comb, blow dryer and etc.

11. Don’t forget your gym membership card!!!

These are just my gym bag essentials. You can make your own 🙂

Love you all,

Lilly