Did You Know That There Are Actually Foods That Age Us?

Did you know that certain sugary, fatty, white-floury goods can actually make you look, and, of course, feel, older than you are? We all know the “you are what you eat” concept, but sometimes it’s still hard to keep that in mind when we just want that giant slab of pizza. By the time we’ve reasoned with ourselves, were holding only the crust. If we focus on what these ingredients are actually doing to our bodies. Ladies here are five foods that we definitely need to stay away from and the ones we can keep close and enjoy to the fullest:

Sugary breakfast pastries:

Danishes, donuts, toaster cakes—they’re all a combo of white flour, sugar, and fat that skyrocket your blood sugar and set you up for an inevitable crash a few hours later.

A better idea: Make your own version with a toasted whole-wheat pita slathered with nut butter and topped with strawberries, apple slices or bananas.

Big white starchy bagels:

When you eat one of these, you’re missing the benefits whole grains have to offer, such as fiber and antioxidants. Plus, one bagel is the caloric equivalent of eating four to five slices of white bread!

A better option: Go for a whole-grain bagel and get rid of some of the inside dough to save calories. Top your bagel with a healthy option like a nut butter or light cream cheese.

Hot dogs:

They may look like protein, but they’re actually 80% fat and nutritionally abysmal. According to Joy, many studies have linked fatty meats to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

A better idea: Eat them only at the ballpark or avoid them entirely.

Deep-dish pizza:

All that crust means a ton of white refined flour (see white bagels above), plus full-fat, artery-clogging cheese and often, fatty meats. When you’re going deep-dish, one slice is actually more like three.

A better idea: Go for a thin-crust option in moderation and pile on fiber-rich veggies.

Movie theater popcorn:

It’s so hard not to indulge when the smell overtakes you as soon as you buy your ticket, but focus on the fact that a medium bucket of the stuff has more calories and fat than three fast-food burgers.

A better idea: Make some popcorn at home without all the butter and fat and sneak it in with you.


Share five things you’re thankful for!

Hello ladies I will start this one off, I am most thankful for my mother and her being in good health at the age of 75 and also she is a mother of seven girls. I am thankful for the years that I have lived and the many more to come if the Lord says the same, my children are still living, my sisters, my strong mind that I have and being able to workout without being in pain, the knowledge that I have obtained throughout the years and the job that I now have to help me through the holidays. They are many people in the world that have not been able to find a job and we must continue to pray for them. Okay ladies, who is next in sharing?

These Are 9 Of My Favorite Exercises

Number one on the top 10 for aerobic exercise is walking. Walking is enjoyable, safe, inexpensive, and easy to fit into almost anyone’s busy day. You can get in walking time by walking to work, walking to the grocery store, and walking around your neighborhood. Aerobic exercises are those that use large muscles in a continuous, rhythmical manner over time, and walking is a great example of that.

Exercise at Home by Climbing Stairs

To get the maximum heart health benefit from any aerobic exercise, aim to reach between 50 and 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. Climbing stairs is an easy way to get into that target range, whether you do it at home or at the gym on a stair machine. To find your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220. If you don’t want to stop to count heartbeats, you can assume that you’re in your target rateif you can carry on a conversation while exercising without being too out of breath.

Go for a Bike Ride

The pumping motion of the large muscles in your legs is a great aerobic exercise for your heart. Either a road bike or a stationary bike will work for this exercise routine. Pedaling at home on a stationary bike can get you on the road to heart health when it’s too cold or too wet to cycleoutside. The position of the seat and pedals are important to prevent injury when biking, so make sure your bike is properly adjusted for your body.

Take a Swim

Swimmingis one of the best aerobic exercises around and the third-most popular sports activity in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two and a half hours of swimming per week will give you all the aerobic heart health benefits you need. Another advantage of this exercise routine is that swimming puts less stress on your bones and joints. That can be especially beneficial if you’re starting out a little overweight or have a joint condition such as arthritis.
Elliptical training machines are one of the fastest-growing aerobic exercise options. These machines are found in most fitness centers and are increasingly being purchased for exercise at home. The advantage of an elliptical machinefor heart health is that it gives you both an upper and lower-body workout at once. The elliptical leg motion mimics running with the lower impact of cycling. At the same time, the rhythmic arm movements get blood flowing to your back and shoulder muscles.
Dancing your way to heart health makes for a rhythmic and aerobic exercise routine. All you need is good footwear, some space, and music that motivates you. A good aerobic beat is about 120 to 135 beats per minute. Dancing can range from high impact to low impact depending on your ability and preference, and you can dance with others in a class such as Zumba or exercise at home by yourself.
According to a recent survey from the National Institutes of Health, 2.3 million adults in America used tai chias a low-impact aerobic exercise routine in the prior year. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese form of exercise based on the martial arts. It uses slow rhythmic body movements combined with deep breathing and concentration, which is why it’s also called a “moving meditation.” This exercise routine is great for both mind and body, including heart health.
Playing interactive video games is a great option for exercise at home. Studies show that Wii Fit boxing, tennis, and bowling could increase your heart rate enough to qualify as aerobic exercise. “The American College of Sports Medicine states that Wii Fit does provide an effective form of exercise,” says Sampson. Remember that to meet physical activity guidelines, you will need to play for about 30 minutes five days a week.
Like swimming, water aerobicsoffers the heart-health benefits of a good aerobic exercise workout without causing as much stress on the joints as other exercise routines might. If you have conditions such as arthritis, knee pain, or are overweight, water aerobics may be the perfect exercise for you. Water exercises have been shown to improve the use of joints in people with arthritis without worsening symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Weight Gain

Ladies if you have gained weight it could also be due to depression,antidepressants, or if you are struggling with your weight in general, I know because this has happen to me. The serotonin diet may be just what you need. By carefully timing your intake of carbohydrates, the serotonin diet may be able to help you curb your cravings, shed excess weight, and feel better mentally.

Serotonin is produced mainly in the brain, and experts believe that this brain chemical, or neurotransmitter, helps regulate your mood, sleep wake cycle, and appetite.

Good Morning !!

Hello everyone I thought I would share this information with you all!


More commonly known as white, refined, table sugar, it comes from sugar

cane, sugar beets, and sugar maples, and is the most widely used form of sugar.


It’s found naturally in fruits and honey. It can also be commercially refined

from corn, sugar beets, and sugar cane. Currently, the most popular form of refined

fructose is corn syrup, which is added to hundreds of products. It is about 70 percent

sweeter than sucrose.

As far as nutritional benefit to our bodies, all simple sugars are empty calories—about

four per gram. As for their impact upon our bodies, sucrose is the worst. It demands the

production of insulin by our pancreas, causes significant fluctuation in blood-sugar

levels, and robs nutrients from various stores in our bodies in order to be digested.

Using Watermelon for Anti-aging!!

Watermelon is a tasty and refreshing treat in the hot months of summertime. It is sweet, without being overly so, and full of a mostly clear, slightly pink juice that flows like water when you bite into the melon. It is no wonder that watermelon is a perennial favorite throughout the nation. Not only is it delicious, it is also very good for you. Watermelon is full of anti-aging antioxidants and is a mild diuretic, which is good to use when you want to lose weight.

  • Eat a quarter of a whole watermelon every day in the summer. Watermelon is very low in calories, so you won’t have to worry about gaining weight when you eat a lot of it.

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    Make a watermelon smoothie. Blend up a cup of watermelon chunks with a cup of apple juice, six ice cubes and 1 tbsp. of honey for a sweet, anti-aging treat.

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    Make watermelon creamsicles in the summer. Blend up 2 cups of watermelon chunks with 2 cups of soy milk, the pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours. You’ll be able to reach for an anti-aging snack whenever you want it.

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    Juice a watermelon for appetite suppression and weight loss. Push half of a cut-up watermelon (rind removed) through a juicer every day and drink the juice. The diuretic properties will help you lose weight, which will naturally make you look and feel younger.

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    Use watermelon juice as a facial rinse. Juice a watermelon in a juicer, then pour the juice into a glass container and refrigerate. Whenever you wash your face at night, dip a cotton ball into the watermelon juice and dab it all over your face for a youth-giving lift. The juice will tighten your pores and make your skin look smoother.

Lose The Weight With Watermelon

  • Start by eating a moderate breakfast and lunch. Avoid sweets, but don’t starve yourself. Make sure you get good nutrition.

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    Its very important to exercise – try to do 30 minutes every day. You can pick any exercise you like, just stick with it.

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    If you are older, you may want to alternate days, doing one type of exercise one day, and a different one the next. This helps avoid joint pain which seems to show up after 50 or so,

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    Now – at dinner – this is where your going to lose weight. For dinner, cut yourself up a nice big plate of cold, sweet watermelon. You can have about an eight of a medium sized watermelon. A bit more, depending on the watermelon size.

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    You can have water or diet soda for your drink. The watermelon is very satisfying, but also very low in calories. You basically fill your stomach up at dinner with the liquid from the watermelon and water or diet soda. Just having a full stomach will help greatly in avoiding hunger pains.

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    Eat your dinner fairly early – ideally around 5PM. You want to avoid going to bed with a full stomach if your trying to lose weight.

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    If you follow these steps, you will most certainly loose weight. You can occasionally change your diet of course. Just make sure that your normal daily routine follows this plan, and you will lose weight and keep it off.

  • It’s working for me and I am so over joyed!!!