Women's Health News

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Don't have time to hit the GYM

Don’t Have the time to hit the gym? No worries here’s what you need to do. LOWER BACK : If your job requires you to stand most of the day, the best way to relax the lower back is by sitting, after short intervals, stretch your back by bending forward and touching your toes.
ABS : Having a strong abdomen helps protect the back. Try and contract the abdominal muscles throughout the day as you work.
KNEES : straighten the lower leg as if you kicking ball. Feel the muscles in the front of the thigh contracting. This will help you to protect the knees. .
CALVES : Take off your shoes and place both hands against a wall. Place the right leg in front and extend the left leg behind you. Both legs should be at least two to three feet apart. Bend the knee forward and keep your back leg straight. .
FEET AND ANKLES : point and flex your feet several times, while sitting an a chair Move your feet clockwise and counter clockwise several times.... .
SHOULDERS AND NECK : This can be done while standing or sitting. Rotate the shoulders from front to back to front. Stretch your arms try touching your fingers.......
WINTER DAYS W ITH SKIN SKIN : The winter chill can wreak home havoc on the skin, particularly around the eyes and lips. To start with, switch to a heavier moisturizer if you have dry skin and check that it does not clog the pores. Sensitive skin needs particular attention. Use the moisturizer around the eyes and lips before applying make-up which is drying, despite what cosmetic giants claim. It offers the added bonus of keeping the make-up in place. The skin under the eyes needs special care, being prone wrinkle and fine lines. Simple tips like applying pure almond oil around the eyes and massaging gently for one minute, Using the ring finger helps reduce dark circles. Leave it on for 15 minutes an wipe off with moist cotton wool, for best results, Alternatively, cucumber juice mixed with potato juice in equal quantities, applied around the eyes for 15 minutes, at any time of the day, works wonders. La prairie’s cellular Revitalizing Eye gel and Shaahnaz Husain’sShamilk lotion are also great options. But the most important thing you can do for your skin is continue using sun block. Misty skies don’t stop harming ultraviolet rays from attacking the skin. If you have a time crunch use a combination of daily moisturizer and sun block 1.Soak your feet in warm water and exotic crystals. 2. Apply almond oil under the eyes to remove dark circles 3. Don’t forgot the sun block lotion before you head out. 4. A traditional oil massage works to keep hair looking lustrous. 5. Apply a heavier moisturizer as the weather can leave the skin dry and patchy. 6. Dramatic make-up fits in with the festival mood of the reason. .
BODY As summer makes way for foggy mornings and cold wind, the skin can get rough. The best way to combat it is a combination of exfoliation and hydration. Take a cup of olive oil or any other vegetarian oil that suits your skin and add coarse sea salt flakes till the oil is full of it. Use this mixture to scrub off dead skin cells from the neck down in gentle circular movements, before a bath. As you exfoliate, the oil acts as an emollient to ensure that skin is protected and hydrated. Switching to cream based soap is also a good idea for dry skin. And after a bath. Apply body lotion before power to keep the skin well moisturized. .
FEET : Feet take the brunt of stress and have many pressure points that connect to the vital nerve centre in the body. A professional reflexology massage, one a week works wonders to distress, but if you are pressed for time, give your feet the attention they need at home. Fill a tub with warm water, dissolve exotic bath crystals in it an pop in 10 to 15 marbles. The rubbing sensation stimulates the nerves while the warm crystals relax the feet Before going to bed, apply a dab of body lotion and you can hold cracked soles at bay. .
HAIR : There is nothing like a weekly oil massage to keep the locks lustrous. Add a quarter measure of olive, castor or almond oil to coconut oil before warming it. Apply it on the scalp and leave it on for least half an hour. This hair the nutrition it needs particularly in dry weather. .
GROOMING : With festivities underway you can get away with dramatic make up, but keep the brighter shades fie the evening. In the office, opt for a deeper shade of lipstick that will work wonders ti cheer up a chilly day


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