Stay Young and Healthy

Old age brings along stress, wrinkles, marks and what not. But, time can be rewound by following these stay young secrets we put here at Fashion Trends and Tips. It is so simple to follow and does not require any demanding trainer. Just do whatever you enjoy doing the most.

Get off your couch

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According to a research, walking 15 minutes a day lowers the risk of diseases.  Physical exercises not only help in building bones and muscles but also boost brain power. Take out 15 minutes for a daily workout.

Give yourself a break

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Studies have shown that stress is the cause of premature aging. Stress hormones lead to high blood pressure which causes the heart to beat faster. Stress constitutes a destructive chain of events such as excessive anger, insomnia, anxiety, depression, heart attacks etc.

Meditation or a relaxation state is the best remedy for this problem which involves repeating a prayer or a sound. It relaxes the body and also prevents age-related changes in the brain.

Drink Red Wine

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A small amount of red wine a day can induce an essential element, Resveratrol in the body. It is found in grapes skin and assures longer lifespan. It reduces liver problems, the risk of diabetes and hence reducing obesity-related deaths. The grape seed procyanidins in red wine lower cholesterol levels and prevents heart diseases.

Do Yoga

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Yoga provides energy, flexibility, better posture and less stress. Yogic breathing establishes a connection between the mind and the body which further has anti-aging advantages. It detoxifies the body, oxygenating the cells improving the digestive, reproductive and the immune system which leads to glowing skin and reduced illness.

Drink Green Tea  

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A cup of green tea a day not only manages weight but also rejuvenates body metabolism. It prevents lung and breast cancer. It is known to prevent remissions, colorectal and also Alzheimer’s disease. Regular intake of green tea keeps the brain sharper.

Eat a Superfruit

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Pomegranates and Goji berry has anti-aging properties and protects the body against many diseases. Pomegranate juice reduces cholesterol and blood pressure preventing heart diseases. It also protects the skin from UV rays. Goji berry is a superfruit constituting more vitamins, calcium, magnesium, amino acids than other fruit which stimulates the growth hormone, enhances memory and improves sleep and immune system.

Do Mental Aerobics

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Do Brain exercise by solving crossword puzzles or other brain games which improve the functioning of both the brain hemispheres? It revives the brain and also prevent cognitive decline.

Feel the Love

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The feeling of love boosts up mental and physical health. It releases hormones like oxytocin which release stress, improves the immune system and cardiovascular health.

Do not overeat

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Maintain a regular diet which not only maintains a figure but also boosts up metabolism. Drinking a glass of water before or after the meal prevents over eating and dehydration.

Look at the brighter side

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A happy heart always looks beautiful. Always notice the positive side and never forget to smile.

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Ayurveda Retreating Centres in India

Ayurveda has its roots in India and Ayurveda tourism is also growing dramatically in the country. 70% of the Indian population use Ayurvedic methods for health care which can improve fitness as well as overall quality of life eliminating dependency on medication. Fashion trends and tips here introduces various Ayurveda retreating centers across the country. These centers are usually located at the outskirts of the city.

Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort:

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Established in 1985, this resort was the world’s first Ayurvedic resort. It is located in the south of Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram and is about 21 km from International Airport at Thiruvananthapuram. Pizhichil is one special massage here that uses a variety of herbal oils and proved effective in curing diseases like nervous disorders and paralysis. Abhyangam treatment is effective for people suffering from diabetes and obesity. Several other healing exercises are available for curing skin diseases, sports injuries, fluctuating levels of blood pressure, high cholesterol and breathing problems. Yoga classes and boat tours are also included in the course.

Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village, Kerala

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It is situated in Palakkad in Kerela. The ayurvedic health system is based on traditional oil massages which are totally free from toxicity and side effects. There are 30 exclusive villas including Delux Villa, Classic Villa, Royal Villa, and Maharaja Suite. It also conducts special courses and training programs as fitness tips in Ayurveda Panchakarma and in Yoga and Meditation. It practices Panchakarma and help in curing diseases like Arthritis, Bronchial Diseases, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, Infertility, Sinusitis & Migraine, Spondylitis and many more.

 

Devaaya Ayurveda and Nature Centre, Goa:

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Besides being famous as Party destination, Goa has also emerged as one of the best Ayurveda retreating spots. Devaaya is situated in the Divar Island which is surrounded by Mandovi River and coconut trees. The design of the centre is based on the science of ‘Vaastu Shastra’. The rejuvenation process brings along the essential Panchakarma treatments with meditation, yoga, diet planning, and music for tourists.

Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand

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It is located at 260 Km north of New Delhi surrounded by the Ganges on one side and the mountain peaks on the other. The place features Yoga pavilions, landscaped gardens, spas equipped with hydrotherapy services and Rejuvenation Cuisine for tourists. The healing process is a blend of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy with contemporary spa technology for full body wellness. The Ayurveda treatments are followed according to the Himalayan conditions and European and Thai treatments are followed in Ananda Spa boutiques. An aftercare programme is also included in the package. Location: The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Dist. Tehri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

The Leela Palace, Udaipur:

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Udaipur has also emerged as potential tourists spot on the Ayurveda map of the country. This place is famous for the haveli style architecture of spas, beautiful gardens surrounded by the beauty of Pichola Lake helping in complete relaxation of mind and soul. This place also provides private yoga studio for visitors along with facials, stone and oil massages, yoga and meditation.
These retreating centres are the best example of natural and ayurvedic remedies for fitness and health care. If you know some more centres like these, then please let us know in comments below.

10 motivational songs that make your workout more fun

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Almost all of us feel motivated to work-out when we have a good playlist of songs that keeps the workout mood going. Through this fashion and lifestyle blog, Fashion Trends and Tips helps you explore not only motivational, but some fun and peppy music also makes our workout even more fun. According to research, music helps us to exercise efficiently by 20% more. And that’s true, isn’t it?
Here is a list of 10 songs that will make workout more fun. You can explore some more on fitness or fashion blogs.

1. Gangnam Style: 

You can start your workout routine with the song that broke all the records on YouTube. Yes it is the Gangnam Style that has been liked by so many people all over the world. 

2.Stronger: 

Next on the list is Stronger by Kanye West. The song is a combination of electronic music along with good lyrics and rap by the famous Kanye West. The music is quite powerful and keeps the workout mood going.

3.Hall of Fame: 

Then we have Hall of Fame by The Script. This song is sure to make you work out and motivate you to exercise to your ultimate level. The song has Black Eyed Peas starrer Will.I.Am in featuring with the lead singer of the band. The song leaves a huge impact with its lyrics and good musical feel.

4.Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: 

To go a little desi with music, you could listen to the rock version of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. The song has an amazing guitar rift and powerful lyrics that will fill you with fire to work-out and burn those extra calories.

5.Lose Yourself: 

No song better than this will help you to hang on strong when you are just about to give up on those crunches and push-ups. It is the iconic Lose Yourself by rap god Eminem that made Eminem what he is today.

6.Jason Derulo’s Wiggle: 

Just to lighten up your mood and have some fun while you do workout, Jason Derulo’s Wiggle is a favorite number with the fitness beauties at the gym, Zumba and Aerobics classes. The lyrics and music of this song is entertaining and keeps the heart pumping.

7.More: 

Usher must be famous for his party numbers, but ‘More’ is one song that won’t let you give up during your routine. The music is fast and the lyrics make you exercise some more.

8.Nate Dogg: 

Till I Collapse featuring Nate Dogg is another hit number by Eminem that has a combination of motivational rap and impactful music tempo.

9.Eye of The Tiger: 

Above is Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, the iconic Rocky Balboa musical number that has motivated millions all over the world to bring a change in their lifestyle.

10.Lean On by Major: 

And last but not the least, it is the song that has become everyone’s favorite and we get to hear it in every gym, every aerobics, Zumba and cardio rooms. It is Lean On by Major Lazor and DJ Snake that has amazing beats and unconventional singing and musical rhythm.

Hope you all got helpful fitness tips and fun songs to work-out on from this fitness blog.

Wish you Good Health!

Men’s Health and Fitness

Disclaimer: If lazying around is your workout, sleep walking is your running into slimmer self and bread is chapati for you then reading this blog might cause you to face reality and at no point do we take charge of the overwhelming reaction that readers can have post gaining knowledge about a newer world. We advice readers to hold a box of tissues and wear their sneakers.

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Boys, it’s time to start maintaining that body which refuses to hit the gym. If you’re a beginner and have been adding kilos like grating cheese on pasta then it’s time you begin with some home workout to shed that fat. It’s probably your first step to coming in shape.

Make sure that you do these exercises continuously for increased effectiveness.

Beginner Phase I:

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Here’s a workout table |Follow the below mentioned routine for faster results|

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Just for referral, ensure your postures are correct- 

Struggling with that increased “WAISTLINE” ?

Give those years of broken resolutions a rest; it’s time to FINALLY put on your Yoga Pants.

Over the years, fitness and health motivation have moved on from the clichés like “Health is Wealth” and “Fitness is Happiness” to a form of a lifestyle. Hogging onto those oily snacks has now been substituted with healthy munchies which seem to keep our waist line digits rigid. However, the struggle to wake up for an early morning workout still continues to haunt the many. With a fast moving society, it’s imperative that we switch to a healthier lifestyle. Moreover, a workout enables you to “invest” in yourself by cutting through the rut of life.

The daily monotony makes you accustomed to the existing reality taking away the temptation of shedding those extra pounds. So each time your brain signals you to sleep because an extra 5 minutes of sleep will keep you fresh in the day then you’re falling for the bait. Here’s an idea – How about you put an alarm for 5 minutes before and keep the clock as far as possible. Once you’re up and out your bed it’s half job done. Research shows that people who lose weight are likely to be happier than those who don’t. They stay more vivacious and are able to sleep better. If you’re living in the bubble where time commitment issues seem to be holding you back then worry no more -you can start with a 5 minutes workout regime*.

Here are a few tips for you to have a healthy lifestyle:

Workout from home: You can start with a 5 minutes workout* from the comfort of your home. i.e. 3 minutes on the spot jog, 30 Jumping Jacks, 10 crunches and 5 squats.

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Set attainable goals: Start slow and don’t push yourself. If you’re a beginner a 20 minutes workout is go to start with. Don’t set an extremely high target nor fall for too low. Set a daily target and time yourself.

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Drink Luke warm water with lemon: Early morning have warm water with lemon, if your taste buds refuse to accept this combination you can add a few drops of honey to it.

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Switch to Green Tea: Instead of Tea have Green Tea. It’s a combo offer really! Because green tea has multiple benefits.

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Eat dark chocolate: Dark chocolate contributes to your workout regime; moreover it acts as an antioxidant.

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Drink lots of water(Room Temperature): 2 glasses of water after waking up, 1 glass 30 minutes post meal, 1 glass of water after taking a shower and 1 glass before going to bed. Have at least 8 glasses of water in totality inclusive of the above mentioned timely water routine.

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Playlist: Have a workout playlist, songs that keep you going, that help you push it for those last 30 seconds.

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In the end I’d like to leave you with a quote by -Adelle Davis (1904 – 1974):

“Eat breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”