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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What is Yo-Yo dieting and how to stop it

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Who hasn’t tried once in his life a diet to lose or gain weight? How many diets with extreme sacrifices and no results? But the worst thing is when you reach your goal, you lose those pounds and for a short period of time you regain those pounds again.

In this post we will talk about yo-yo dieting or “weight cycling” facts, effects and how to stop it.

What is yo-yo diet?

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Yo-yo diet is one type of many extreme fad diets which occurs when losing significant amount of weight and gain it back again. Also known as “weight cycling” referring to the cycle of repetitive weight loss and weight gain. Initially you will be pleased by results, but consuming few calories, skipping meals can be harmful for your health and the most difficult thing is to maintain that weight in long term. Yo-yo dieting is a common problem but you should not be demoralized. Instead find out the causes and try to stop this cycle by having a healthy nutrition.

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Kim Kardashian beauty secrets

Kim Kardashian beauty secrets

Kim Kardashian is a public figure known not for anything special, but just for her appearance that has inspired so many females. She looks so perfect in every occasion, her hair, her skin, her lashes everything.

There are so many fans that want to know something more about her beauty routine, what products does she use, any secret or lesson.

Here are some tips reveled by Kim Kardashian about her beauty routine:

–      Skip shampoo sometimes

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When you see Kim you, one of first things that you notice are her shiny and healthy hair. What’s her secret? She doesn’t wash it every day, she washes her hair every other day and this helps it shine. She uses also Carol’s Daughter Monoi hair mask and Moroccanoil to keep her hair soft. In her bad hair days when it has no volume, she just put in a ponytail.

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6 Ways to whiter teeth

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Smile is the most attractive accessory. A beautiful smile makes you look natural and younger. Its not just about white teeth, is about healthy, clean, strong and regular teeth.

As you age, teeth naturally becomes yellow, or food, coffee, wine, smoking affect their color. Everyone wants to get whiter teeth, whether they opt for professional dental bleaching or they just use whitening product on the market.

There are many ways, tricks that helps you to smile with no fear and have white teeth like Hollywood Stars:

1.   Use perioxide

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Whether in gel, liquid or strip every bleaching method use perioxide to remove surface stains and whiten teeth. Teeth are porous and absorb pigments and stains from food or drinks. If you go to a dentist you will get faster and more satisfying results than trying at home. Dentist use the bleaching agent (perioxide) to teeth and a light that activate the ingredients. It takes about an hour but the difference is noticeable after the procedure.

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Tips on how to get rid of wrinkles

Signs of aging are something that everybody worries about. The wrinkle battle probably is priority for so many persons, males or females whether 50 or 30 years old. Instead of feeling stressed and hopeless, take sign of wrinkle causes and how to reduce them. Now with the technology we have today and powerful products, its possible to look the same age you feel.

What is a wrinkle?

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When you start aging (a natural process of life), skin start to lose it elasticity, moisture, collagen producing and it becomes more fragile and thinner. As a result of these components are formed wrinkles that are crease, ridges or fold in the skin. The first wrinkles appear on your face as a result of facial expressions in a form of fine lines. Than other factors like dehydration, sun exposure, smoking cause wrinkles to develop.

Wrinkles appear not only on face but also on neck, hands or tops of forearms. They are classified in two types:

  • Deep furrows
  • Surface lines

The last ones are easier to treat with creams, anti-wrinkle masks or other non surgery techniques. For the deeper ones are required injections (filler) or plastic surgery to cut the years off and to look younger.

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How to get a gorgeous, firm and toned breast

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Small or big, breasts are part of body that tends to sag. This is caused by many factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding, getting older or loosing weight quickly. Gravity begins to take its toll to your body and here you have to think about preventing sagging breast or work hard to firm them naturally.

Breasts themselves are made up of glands and fatty tissue, so to tone up them you have to work for the underlying muscles. There are also so many creams in markets or pharmacy that promise to firm, lift and regain elasticity but once the elasticity is lost, is not so easy to regain it.

The best choices to firm and tone your breast without surgery are:

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Wear a supportive bra especially during exercising because it supports your breast tissue perfectly. During night keep your breast lifted and if you feel uncomfortable, lay on your back to keep weight off your breast and to prevent sagging.

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Men, lose your belly fat with these tips

Belly fat is a problem for so many people males and females. While females tend to get fat after pregnancy, for men it’s more genetic. How many young guys have this problem? This is also due to high-calorie diets, inactivity and bad lifestyle habits.

Its not just about the appearance and self-confidence, it also increases the risk for diabetes, sleep apnea, heart diseases, or even cancer.

However, you can shed the weight on your belly fast, bust your gut and define your abs by making a few changes to your diet and exercise.

The secret is simple: expend more calories than you consume each day. Of course the best results will be combining a proper diet with cardio and strength exercises.

Foods that burn belly fat

Stop eating foods like sugar, pasta or other that contain carbohydrates. These foods are hard to digest and cause bloating.

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