Healthy Living

Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. Diet may seem unrelated to your hair, but it makes a huge difference. Diet also has the added benefit of improving your body at the same time.
Since hair is made of protein, make sure you’re getting plenty of protein in your diet. People who suffer from anorexia nervosa or those who undergo extreme weight-loss programs will experience stunted hair growth. Some proteins to consider incorporating into your diets: lean meats such as chicken and turkey, fish, eggs, soy products, beans, and nuts. These foods will help promote healthy keratin production, which are the building blocks of hair. Eat the right kinds of fat. Certain fats are essential to both a healthy lifestyle and healthy hair production. Fats in moderation help maintain healthy hair and skin production.


Fats will help you process the vitamins and minerals in your diet that are necessary for healthy hair production, including Vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Eat the right kinds of fats. Saturated fats, trans fatty acids, and hydrogenated fats are examples of fats that you should avoid. Omega 3 fats, found in marine and plant oils, are good for healthy hair.
For this reason, B-complex tablets containing fish oils are helpful in speeding up the growth of hair follicles.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will promote hair growth. Your body acts like a finely-tuned machine, and certain things, like sleep, can help regenerate cells and promote overall health.
Severe cases of stress, suffered after the death of a loved one, for example, or extreme emotional isolation, can cause the body to go into a kind of survival mode in which it only produces things vital to bodily survival. During these times, hair production may stop.

On the other hand, when your body has enough nutrients and energy stored up so that it doesn’t need to focus on simply keeping you alive, it can devote resources to build up and protect your hair. Maintain a good diet and healthy lifestyle maximize your body’s daily resources.
Clear emotional stress from your life. Learn how to manage the normal stress that your body produces as a result of daily activities and unexpected occurrences. In large quantities, stress can halt hair production, though it will not contribute to baldness in either males or females.
Exercise is a great way to release pent-up stress. Jogging, swimming, lifting light weights, or even walking is part of a healthy lifestyle. It will help your body process foods and vitamins, sleep better, and reduce large amounts of stress.
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Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity
You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.
Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing to exercise? Check out these seven ways exercise can improve your life.
No. 1: Exercise controls weight
Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don’t need to set aside large chunks of time for exercise to reap weight-loss benefits. If you can’t do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways — by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or revving up your household chores.
No. 2: Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent high blood pressure? No matter what your current weight, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.

No. 3: Exercise improves mood
Need an emotional lift? Or need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

Man doing Yoga in New York                      Credit: huffingtonpost.com

No. 4: Exercise boosts energy
Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores. Read more………….
Reference: (http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389)

Marula


Made from the fruit of the marula tree, which is native to South Africa, this oil is rich and hydrating. It’s full of fatty acids, which dermatologists say soothe dry skin. It absorbs quickly and won’t leave you shiny or greasy.

Tea Tree


Red, inflamed breakouts happen when bacteria gets trapped inside your pores. Research shows that tea tree oil helps zap that bacteria. In one trial, it beat a placebo gel (which has no active ingredients) at treating acne and calming inflammation. Another study found that it was as effective as benzoyl peroxide, a common ingredient in over-the-counter zit remedies.

Argan

Sometimes called “liquid gold,” argan oil is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which can fight the effects of aging. Dermatologists also say its omega-3 fatty acids boost collagen growth and plump up your skin. It doesn’t matter if you have a dry, oily, or normal skin type. It also conditions hair, but doesn’t weight it down or make it feel greasy. You can still use your other hair care products, too.

Read More here: http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin/ss/slideshow-natural-oils-beauty

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Wearing Makeup While Working Out Can Be Deadly To Your Skin

We are now living in the age of slayage….Don’t know what that means? Let me help you understand…..

Social media has caused the younger generation of women to believe that no matter where they go or what activity they are involved in, they have to slay. Slayage or slay means to look amazing effortlessly, but unfortunately most young women think that in order to slay they have to wear thick coats of makeup to look and feel beautiful. Spending hours in the mirror covering up their natural beauty. Unknowingly setting up their skin to look old and worn by the time that they are 30.

Now that I’ve added my two cents, let’s look into what makeup does to the skin while wearing it while working out……

Article 1 from InStyle Magazine: SAMANTHA FARAGALLI  (http://www.instyle.com/news/ok-exercise-wear-makeup-gym-workout)

Have you wondered whether exercising with makeup on is really bad for your skin or if it’s totally fine to look extra glam at the gym? We sought out Whitney Bowe, M.D. and Neal Schultz, M.D., an N.Y.C. dermatologist, host of DermTV.com and creator of BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz to find out.

Bowe recommends always removing any and all makeup traces before a workout. “Makeup forms a barrier on your skin covering your pores, and when working out, your makeup mixes with oil and perspiration, which in turn congests your skin and prevents those pores from being able to release sweat,” she tells InStyle. “When you work out, your pores and sweat glands open up in order to cool down your body—wearing a full face of makeup can block your pores and glands, hindering your skin’s ability to breathe, which in turn can result in breakouts, blackheads and skin irritation.”

If you work out makeup-free, there are essential skin care steps to take during your workout. “Be sure to have a clean towel so you can pat your face instead of rubbing it dry,” Schultz tells InStyle. According to Schultz, if you’ve washed your face prior to working out, then you only need to splash your face with water and pat it dry after the workout—no soap necessary.

If makeup is worn to the gym, there are important factors to consider to effectively protect your skin. Like for instance, sweat-proof makeup does not make a difference. “When sweat is mixed with makeup (no matter what type of makeup), it creates an ideal environment for acne,” Bowe tells InStyle. When it comes to deciphering which type of makeup is worse to wear, Bowe adds that foundation is a big no-no. However, eye makeup tends to be composed of heavy waxes and oils, therefore if it smears on the skin around the eye, it could potentially lead to clogged pores. If you can’t resist wearing makeup, Bower suggests opting for an oil-free, lightweight foundation or BB cream, a lip balm or Chapstick and waterproof, silicone-based mascara.

In addition, if you’ve chosen to wear makeup while working out, then it’s crucial to cleanse tone and exfoliate your skin immediately after. “Use a cleanser sufficient to remove not only the surface dirt and oil, but all of your makeup,” Schultz adds. “To make sure that there’s no residual left and that all of the cleanser has been removed, use a toner or astringent afterwards.” To further force out any remaining oil clogs, dead cells, makeup, dirt or air pollution that are a result of face-touching during a workout, Schultz recommends using a 7- or 8-percent glycolic solution or pad.

Article 2 from Vogue: (http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/why-wearing-make-up-to-work-out-exercise-is-bad-for-skin)

We all know that wearing make-up whilst exercising is bad for our skin, so why do we still see gyms full of women wearing full faces of carefully-applied cosmetics? Mascara is one thing – though beware, you may find it running down your cheeks by the end of the session – but with foundation and powder you risk blocking pores and congesting skin that really needs to be able to sweat, sweat, sweat.

Thomas recommends preparing for a workout by cleansing the skin, then either leaving it bare or applying a light serum suitable for your skin type which will penetrate quickly – a heavier product will just sweat off.

Article 3 from https://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/562050-dos-and-donts-of-wearing-make-up-while-working-out/#slide=11

If you want a look that’s clean but polished, focus on your eyebrows and lips. “A polished brow can do wonders for the face,” Babaian says. “So just very lightly fill wherever they’re sparse.” And to keep your brows from changing shape dramatically during your workout, apply a little bit of sheer hair wax or sheer water-resistent lip balm.” To finish the look, Babaian suggests adding a little bit of tinted lip color to the lips. “Stains or balms work well,” she says. When the brows are polished and the lips have a hint of tint, the look is natural and undetectable, but still pretty and polished.

Definitely do not use lip liner. “Lip liner will look totally dated and crazy,” says Babaian. And lip glosses, especially if worn when working out in the sun, can plasticize and burn the lips. Glosses are also impractical because errant hair or debris in the air can get stuck to your lips. And since working up a sweat encourages blood flow and a natural, healthy flush to the skin, there’s no need for faux blush.

After any workout, it’s crucial to cleanse your skin. Why? According to Babaian, “Whatever cosmetics you have on, they can combine with the sweat and contribute to a breeding ground for bacteria.” Bacteria can lead to blackheads, congestion, irritation and serious acne. Babaian recommends having a face wash or a scrub in your gym bag and using it before you leave. If your skin is sensitive, she recommends cleansing twice with a gentle cream or oil-based cleanser. If your skin handles exfoliation well, use a mild exfoliator with enzymes or warm water and a washcloth to clear dead skin cells, makeup and debris from your pores.

 

A Chubby Girl Struggle

MY name is Taylor 21 welcome to a chubby girl struggle but an answer to the problem.

Ms. Angie and Taylor

Being 379 pounds is something I will forever battle with because being obese was something I struggled with my whole life . Until one day  my  mom picked me up from school early to tell me  she was taking me to a weight loss doctor . Only to discover when I went to the doctor to how much I really weighed ,That is when I decided to embark on my journey of weight loss. So I made a vow to myself and god that I would change.

When I got into the car I had an attitude during the entire car ride home. While looking out of the window with

My hair blowing from the heat vents I reflected on how I was going to make this life change to, become healthy.  The following night  the television  show BOTCHED  aired showing how women  were sharing there plastic surgery stories and journey . Me and mom watched the show she looked at me  giggling saying ,” would you ever consider “  i said “Yes mom”  their you have it the  surgery  journey  began.

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On February 28, 2014 I changed my , Mental State , eating habits  and physical activity . I  had my first cosmetic procedure liposuction  fourteen thousand  and some change , lets just say I came out of recovery bigger then I was . Nobody explained the honest repercussion  , effects , recoverytime  and how Liposuction  actually works .  Many Women are not  even candidates for liposuction . Plastic surgeon Doctors many times , do not explain to patients the  effects of the surgery . If you are not  even a candidate for liposuction then do not expect a dramatic difference after   .  to meet your goal look  you thought you could attain  with liposuction may cause for some other  surgeries .  So lets just say I had to get in the gym and try to get my goal look that way . Little did I know liposuction  takes 6 months to a year to see the full results , so overtime when you are  going to the gym you are losing twice as much weight.

Losing weight leaves you with  the effect of excess skin  . But if you had liposuction  and if  you were chunky before an now your still losing more weight   The skin is even more droopy and wrinkly .  I then began to look up ways to correct the issue the result they told me was adominialplasty , I  then had a couple more surgeries . Which lead me to being targeted by social media , friends , and family .  I then realize as time went on a lot of women  started to ask me questions about surgery and my opinion . Which lead to me to  opening up a company to help women educate them about being healthy and plastic surgery education  .   From my experiences ,training , and internships .  Some when do not have health insurance , so women can  not afford to drive to splendid areas every week for Body Spa Treatments ,. What about those women or people .

PoisebodyLlc Poisebodyspa are  answers to help those people and others because treatments  roughly cost around 350-500 for treatments . I’m in this business to help women and make money   helping women  is my biggest goal is to educate our women and girls about being healthy .my mom is my biggest influence Angela Michelle you are the reason I am the woman I am today . Your parenting skills , communication skills , listening skills . Are the reason you are bomb successful mom you stand by me no matter what . being 379 punds was almost broke me , I was targeted by  my size .  really bad and I  was  afraid to  fight back because I  did not want to get in  trouble .  Then I one day decided to take  a Stand but a positive one and become a motivational child advocate for obese kids . then I became a motivational speaker for kids to have a voice for all kids no discrimination .    I love being able to speak intelligently about being healthy and helping rebuild confidence among children and teens who struggle with weight. In life you are the author of your life and you can revise and edit as many times as you want to.  as a result of  every testimony  , In celebration of everything I have gone through I decided to

write an novel entitled “The Three Hundred Seventy Pound girl. The book will include themes and

lesson that every teenager  and adult can realte to  . Not to finish a children’s book  as well titled “Chubby Pineapple “with beautiful graphics  teaching kids valuable life principles .  It’s also very funny the least to add , my illustrator is a 10-year-old illusrtatior   the images will be very defined .

This was not only a life

– changing experience but a learning experience for me as well because I was able to find myself as a person

spiritually and emotionally.  had I not started this journey I would not have been able to find my true passion

and calling in life, is helping others who struggle with self-confidence, weight and being unhealthy Which is why I decided to start a company at the age of 16 called weight to go by tay I guess you can say I started my footwork young thanks to my mom who is a successfulentrepreneur . Which received great feedback ,support , and love from the community . Then as time went one I became. A freshman in college and saw how many college girls struggled with weight . i knew then  that i needed to shed  light on how important being healthy . As   why  to be healthy and its benefits .years laters we now have PoiseBodyllc which is not just a business but a company . This company has layers  to it  we offer body sculpting , meal prep , surgery consulting . One on one personal train services, and private gym services , body wraps , skin tightening .  We offer so many layers to our company because everybody’s body pathway may be different .  So we have you covered  no matter what . I wanted to become a woman’s one stop shop endless beauty for affordable price.

@poisebodyspa @poisebody