What is Pilates? History, techniques and benefits

Pilates is lately one of the most frequent fitness, practiced by common people or celebrities. It is an exercise system that helps on improving muscle strength, flexibility and body awareness. It also helps on breathing, balance and coordination of the body. There are a series of controlled movements performed on the floor or on specially resistance apparatus like the Cadillac, the Spine Corrector, Wunda chair, Reformer and Ladder Barrel.

Pilates is different from jogging, cardio exercises is more a resistance exercise. The key elements of this discipline are spinal alignment and core muscle strength. During your exercises your instructor will teach you to concentrate deeply on your core muscles (abdomen, hips, pelvis and spine), on your breath and on the quality of the movements. All is about “contrology” called by Joseph Pilates, a total control and coordination of body, spirit and mind.

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Pilates history

Pilates was created in 1920s, in Germany by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Pilates first was practiced by soldiers returning from war to heal their pains and strengthen their bodies. According to Joseph mind and physical health are closely related.

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How to become a model

There are so many people that have a model idol and want to become like him or her. Becoming a model is one of the most frequent dreams of teens and of course if you are tall, slim and beautiful you have much more chances to become a high fashion model.

But this is not all that you need. If you don’t fit these criteria there are also chances for you to become a model. Maybe you have talent, you are unique, you have style, personality and a perfect spirit to be a model.

Fashion industry is large and needs all different sizes and shapes. There are different types of modeling where you can start your career and grow up more and more. All that you need are some tips and advises on how to start.

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Here are some tips on how to become a model:

-      First of all is to know your goals. You should have clear ideas on what do you want, what do you like most and what kind of modeling you want to do. There are different kinds of modeling like: photo shoots, commercial options, runway models, editorial marketing etc. Now is much easier to start.

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Top Modeling Agencies

How many boys and girls dream to become one day a model? You know that to become a model you have to complete some criteria, like you must be tall, beautiful and skinny, but even you don’t have all these don’t be discouraged, there are different ways to work as a model, not only being part of catwalks or runways.

Anyway if you feel that this will be your career, you must start by consulting and be part of a Modeling Agency.

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What is a Modeling Agency?

A modeling agency is a company that works for fashion industry and represents fashion models. These agencies train their models and they invest money to increase their talent. In this way they get a good reputation and status in fashion industry, and are more likely to get deals with famous fashion designers, photographers or advertising agencies. From these deals they get their profit.

It’s like other employment agencies but these are more specific, only for models and fashion industry.

The most known modeling agencies have offices in the most important cities of fashion like London, Milan, Paris and New York.

Here are the Top Modeling Agencies for male and female around the world:

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10 super foods for healthy hair

You know that you are what you eat. Nutrition plays the most important role on general health, skin and hair. If you want to get shiny, glossy and healthy hair you have to start from what you eat, not to be focused on expensive and non natural products.

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Of course genetics are the basis, some are lucky and others have to take care of hair. Don’t always believe to supplements claims to thicken and grow hair, instead try to get those nutrients by nutrition. The best diet for healthy hair is rich in protein and iron and based on this:

These are the 10 foods for healthy hair:

1. Eggs

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Eggs full of protein are also rich in vitamin B-12 and biotin which help on hair growth and scalp health. Eggs are used in so many home-made hair masks to nourish hair but the easiest way to use them is by eating them. They are healthy not just for hair but for all body. Eating an egg at breakfast few times at week is a good choice.

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12 Reasons you’re breaking out and how to stop it

How much attention, how many efforts to keep a flawless, glowing skin and suddenly when you wake up in the morning you see a pimple. It’s not only for teens also adults has these problems. Is it just related with hormone levels, stress or are other culprits that cause these breakouts?

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These are the reasons you’re breaking out, knowing them helps you to keep them under control:

  1. It’s genetic. If your mother, siblings have breakouts probably you will have too. This doesn’t mean you to surrender, keep on taking proper care of your skin.
  2. Hormone levels usually in menstruation time overstimulate oil production which leads to blemishes and breakouts.
  3. Weather changes can also affect your skin. Seasonal and climates changing leads to skin condition changing that can cause breakouts. Also sun is responsible for causing them so don’t forget to put on your sunscreen with UV blocker and oil-free. Read More…

Men fashion trends Fall-Winter 2013

There are fewer articles, posts, shows that talk about men fashion compared to women fashion. Maybe that’s because even designers propose more new trends for females and men are shyer to dare for new trends.

Anyway there are new ideas for men on every season, to be fashionable and in line with latest trends.

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From fashion catwalks of Fall-Winter 2013 2014 these are fashion trends for men:

There are no more only the classic colors black, grey, blue and white for men. Designers launch every season other hues, some not wearable but still interesting and attractive.

Orange key color

Enrich your wardrobe adding some orange hues, used in coats, knits, gloves or other accessories. Play also with texture and printed to make a statement and create a unique style.

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Wearing orange outerwear can be a little difficult and you know you will be in center of others attention but if you don’t mind it, go on. They look good as a parka or bomber jacket for a casual or street style look.

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Almond oil uses for skin and hair

Almond oil is one of the most popular oils used in beauty routine for its properties and benefits. There are two types of oil, bitter and sweet but the last one is more popular which is rich in nutrition values and fatty acids.

You can consume it or just use it as external topical application. This nourishing oil contains vitamins A, B and E which are essential for skin youthful and health. It works like a natural cleanser and emollient, does not clog pores and works wonders to under eye circles. Skip the expensive creams and use sweet almond oil, but the pure one, cold presses variety because does not contain toxins or chemicals.

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Almond oil for skin

  • It’s perfect as a skin moisturizer, most suitable for dry to mix skin. Oily skin people should use it more rarely. Just put some drops into your fingers and massage gently your skin, it gets absorbed quickly without clogging pores.

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