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Pros and Cons of a Healthy Lifestyle

Pros and Cons of a Healthy Lifestyle
by David Junno Psy.D.

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Deciding to change your lifestyle.
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Once we recognized we have a problem, the temptation is to want
to make a change immediately. This, however, is rarely a good
idea. The reason is that for our attempts to be successful we
need to be absolutely sure we are willing to make the changes
necessary.

For example, if we discover that we have high cholesterol, we
might want to immediately start dieting and doing more exercise.
However, this can lead to problems. If we have not made a firm
decision to make the necessary changes, then when we encounter
obstacles, (which there will be many of), we will not have the
commitment to overcome them. We then might define our inability
to overcome the obstacles as a failure on our part. This is
likely to lead to the belief that we cannot make the necessary
changes, and we give up trying.

To avoid this problem we need to focus on making a decision to
change, rather than just reacting to bad news. One of the best
ways to do this is to focus on the pros and cons of making
changes.

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The Pros and Cons of Changing
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Take a piece of paper and write on the top what you want to
change, for example: exercising more, or eating less saturated
fat. Then make two columns on the paper and title one of them,
pros and the other one, cons. Under pros, write down all the
good reasons for making your change. For example under exercise
you might say, get into better shape, or have more stamina.
Under eating less saturated fat, you might write: lose weight.

Under the Cons, write all the reasons for not making these
changes. For example under exercise you might say, “I don’t
feel I have the time”, or “I don’t like exercising”. Or for
eating less saturated fat you might say, “I would have to
give up my favorite foods”, or “It will require a lot of
changes in my meal preparation”. According to Prochaska,
Norcross and DiClemete in their book, “Changing for Good”,
for a change to be successful the pros have to outweigh the
cons.

Are your pros more than your cons? If so, go ahead and start
preparing to change. If your pros are not more than your
cons, do not despair. This just means you need to focus your
efforts on looking for more of the pros, and coming up with
responses to the cons that will decrease their influence on
you. Being aware of the cons of making a change is very
important, as they tell you what you need to prepare for.
Being prepared for the obstacles before you encounter them
will improve your chances of success.

David Junno Psy.D. is a personal coach and author of:
Lower High Cholesterol, Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease-
READY OR NOT! an e-book program for living a healthier
lifestyle. You can e-mail him at: djunno@… or
visit his website:

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Healthy Lifestyle Guide For Busy Living

We know that health is important. However our busy lives may have affected the way we maintain a healthy lifestyle these days. We know eating balanced meals is important but we need to give some time consider how we eat too. Do we often much quickly and stuff food into the mouth in rush? This is definitely not healthy no matter what our excuses are. By taking time to bite and chew the food will make sure the food is properly channeled to the stomach. It helps the body to digest and benefit from the food we ate. There are many people who want to save time to complete more work by eating right in front of their computer while typing away. While it raises the work productivity, it certainly not raises the rate of a healthy lifestyle. If the lunch time is one hour, make us of the time to enjoy the food. Even the food can be finished less than an hour, take some time to rest and do things that are not connected to work. Our mind needs to be free to recharged and refreshed. In fact after much rest, it helps the productivity of our work.

Most of us know smoking is not good for health. But even if you are not smoking make sure you are not sitting in the midst of people who smoke. Inhaling secondary smoke poses danger to your lungs. Even if they are your family, colleagues or friends, you could walk away politely or tell them you love your health very much.

Another aspect to a healthy lifestyle guide is to cut down on the stress in our lives. Some stresses are good to motivate us but if it affects our emotions badly, it is time to do something about it. Find out what are the causes for the stress. If there are things that could be totally thrown away or eliminated, do it. If there are unresolved problems with a person or people, meet up and talk out a solution. If it is work-related stress, discuss with the boss or superior about ways to handle the tasks. Above all, try the best to clear off stress by voicing it up. Confide in someone that can be trusted to listen with a rationale mind and not gossip. Ask for counsel and advises.

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Growth Of Swingers And The Explicit Lifestyle

Earlier, there were times when sexual partners were exclusive to each other. They were committed and trapped in responsibilities to handle the mental, emotional and sexual aspects of the relationship. However, the horizons have widened with time. The swingers world has opened its doors for polygamous activities with the partner of your choice.

Now, you must be wondering that Who are swingers?. They are normal people who belong to a professionally sound background. These people have a liberal take at their lives. They enjoy unlimited pleasures during swinger activities. The lifestyle is open for everyone, irrespective of their color, caste or creed. You have the freedom to pursue the lifestyle the way you want.

The swingers can be singles or committed couples. Each of them has the liberty to enjoy recreational activities with their swinging partners without any qualms. It is a frank and open lifestyle that is upfront and healthy. At least, it is better than turning to infidelity which has the bitter consequences. This thing is avoided in swinging. Swingers swing after mutual consent.

The lifestyle has been part of the suburbs of USA, since 1950s. At that time, people kept the lifestyle under covers. It was unethical in the eyes of the society, hence couples contacted through newspaper ads. They displayed swinger ads to cater to lifestyle couples.

Nowadays,swingers communicate through online communities that have wide range of options. You can add details, displays images and speak to swinging couples. You can choose and swing with someone who shares common perspective about the lifestyle. Some swingers also join local swinger clubs to become an active member of the swinger parties.

Hence, the internet popularized the swinging lifestyle. People started accepting the lifestyle with respect. More and more people swing and relish their desires. It has achieved the status that it deserves. Finally, swinging is not a shame for people in the lifestyle.

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From The Chippy To The Catwalk Agyness Deyne

Born Agnes Hollins in the North of England, Agyness Deyne worked in a chip shop before becoming one of Britain’s hottest models. Fashion designer Henry Holland grew up with her and remains her best friend, I used to buy my chips from her every Friday, he admits, When we were about 14 she was a bit of a scally, but she always got loads of attention.

A Distinctive Beauty
Tall and androgynous with a shock of platinum blonde hair, Deyne’s distinctive look is reminiscent of Edie Sedgwick. Her position as one the UK’s most exciting models was confirmed by an appearance on the cover of Italian Vogue in November 2006, followed by American Vogue in May 2007 and British Vogue in June 2007.

Britain’s biggest Fashion hope?
Deyne has appeared in high profile advertising campaigns for the likes of Armani, Burberry, Cacharel and Mulberry, appearing as the face of the latter alongside the legendary Karen Elson. She is also the face of Henry Holland’s renowned House of Holland label.

A naturally photogenic girl, she has been photographed by some impressive talent, including Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. Lively and dramatic, she is particularly fond of the more theatrical shows and shoots. The results of which can be seen in her wonderfully outlandish work for both John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood.

Deyne’s striking looks have also proven to be a hit on the catwalk. While Giles Deacon cites her as his favourite model, she also walked most of the major Spring/Summer 2007 catwalks, including those by Luella Bartley, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Michael Kors and more.

Life off the Catwalk
Effortlessly cool, Deyne’s personal style will also have every fashionista drooling. Playfully punk, she thinks nothing of teaming masculine brogues with a delicate dress and colourful tights. She’s also a fan of leggings, bold prints and eye-catching make up, all of which will be winging their way onto the high street as Deyne cements her reputation as a style icon.

Her boyfriend, Josh Hubbard, plays in Indie band The Paddingtons and Deyne admits that she too would have liked to pursue a career in music. She cites her favourite bands as the Moldy Peaches, X Ray Spex, Jeffrey Lewis and of course, The Paddingtons.

The next Kate Moss?
An ardent tea drinker, she is tipped to be the next Kate Moss and she is certainly becoming the brightest star in British fashion. Christopher Kane, a London-based fashion designer, is just one of the fashion industry insiders who believe Agyness could be the next big thing. He said: Every decade, there is a girl of the moment and, right now, that moment belongs to Agyness.”

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A Stylish Handset The Nokia 5233

Buy this stylish handset from the house of Nokia the Nokia 5233 that comes in black color to attract everyone. It is a sleek and elegant phone for those who like stylish items to carry on themselves. The mobile phone is full of great features and amazes everyone when they see the optima price of the Nokia 5233. The Nokia 5233 price is Rs. 6,159 approximately, and has all the features that come with a phone of this segment.

The stylish handset has a display of 3.2 inches with full touch screen display and 16:9 wide screen aspect ratios with 640 x 360 pixels resolution. The mobile phone Nokia 5233 has dedicated keys for the camera, power, menu, volume, send and send and a media bar for video center, share multimedia and web browser. You also get a plug in for play/pause back and forward. The phone is also equipped with voice commands. If you are looking for a perfect touch-screen phone with tactile feedback then this is it. It is well equipped with accelerometer that is utilized for auto rotation of the home screen and the proximity sensor that saves power. You also get the software for handwriting recognition.

The other interesting features of the Nokia 5233 are the 2 megapixel camera with 3 x digital zoom. You get advanced camera system like the white balance, scene mode, exposure compensation, photo editor, auto mode, auto exposure and dedicated camera key. The mobile phone is capable to capture video up to 640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps. The Nokia 5233 comprises of multi format video playback, video feeds and video streaming and has an on-phone video editor. The other multi-format features are the music player and the FM radio. And the Nokia Ovi player and Nokia Podcasting can support adds to the various functions. The phone comprises of internal dynamic memory of 70MB and is expandable up to 16 GB with microSD memory card. Regarding the power of the mobile phone, it has a battery of Lithium-ion and gives a talk time of 10.7 hours and standby time of 45 hours. Even the video playback is sufficient, which is 4.4 hours and the music playback is 33 hours. The other network features are the GSM/EDGE that operate at 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies. There is a automatic switching between GSMs.

The mobile stores have many handsets from the Nokia mobile phones and have also kept a Nokia mobile price list in order to have a huge price range of Nokia.

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Stylish Contact Lens For Both Men And Women

In this today’s world, Colored contact lens are the latest. Your eyes would be beautiful and this makes you more attractive.Everyone wants to look beautiful and attractive in the adolescents and young age. Some benefits of Colored contact lens are there. To look stylish and nice, designs type with attractive colors are there like pink, green, purple, grey, violet, black, brown and blue. Some contact lens has nice and luring effect, which makes eyes look bigger. stylish contact lenses, which are regularly prescribed in the market, are cheap. But the usage of new pair of lens for every four or five months is recommended. For those who seldom use they can discard them after 6 – 7 months of use. Get a new pair of lenses, with hygienic for your eyes.

With different corrective powers for the contact lens wearer. various corrective powers are there. In this you have option to choose different For contact lens wearers, this type of lens now comes with different corrective power. For both eyes, you can choose between different corrective powers. It seems that there is no excuse for you not to make yourself more attractive For those people don’t have time to go for shopping and buy things for themselves, now you can shop online these attractive and style lens. Online also they can buy. By this you can easily buy your favorite color contact lens and save your time. You should know the proper brand, color and your power of eyes are the few thing you have to take care before buying any colored contact lens. Either consult an eye specialist or change your brand if it is not suiting you or creating some problem in your eyes such as irritation, water in the eyes etc., To look gorgeous and attractive in some family function or party, these are some ways for you to buy your favorite contact lens. In the crowd, it will surely give you different and attractive look.

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Breastfeeding Tops You Can Take To The Catwalk

Who says you can’t wear anything stylish while you’re pregnant or nursing? The modern woman knows that pregnancy or nursing a child does not mean that she has to wear sacks or shapeless clothing. Wearing sacks while pregnant can only be pulled off by gorgeous celebrity mums such as Angelina Jolie or Halle Berry, but not if you’re the average type of woman who juggles a job and the family life.

So, if you want to look good during pregnancy or while you are nursing, check out these fashion tips on how you can mix and match those maternity clothes and breastfeeding tops.

1.The most basic breastfeeding and maternity tops can be paired with stylish crocheted cardigans or a print scarf. If your shirt has prints on them, however, make sure that you choose a plain scarf or coat so you would not have that “busy” look. Cropped and open weave cardigans can look good on a pregnant or nursing mum.

2.Mix and match colours wisely. No, that blue vest and orange shirt do not match, so you better put it back inside your closet. A pink shirt and green pants do not look good on a woman also, whether she is pregnant or otherwise. A combination of pink and green only works on the catwalk, not on the crib or dinner table. Match colours that are near each other in the colour wheel.

3.Neutral colours, such as white, gray, black, and brown, would look good on any woman. Black breastfeeding tops and maternity clothes are especially helpful in camouflaging the shape of a swollen belly or accumulated weight post-pregnancy. White maternity tops can cool you down during hot summer months, while gray will match shirts of any colour. Just don’t wear brown trousers with green shirts or black shoes.

4.Maternity and nursing dresses are great during spring and summer. Stay away from sheaths that will emphasize your protruding tummy and go for empire cut dresses with enough space on the tummy area that will accommodate your expanding waistline.

5.You can wear these maternity or nursing clothes even in different occasions. Out on a date with your husband? Then try a V neck red shirt that you can pair with stretchy trousers. Wear a knitted tunic or a turtleneck shirt on your next get-together with friends. Picnics and outings on the beach can be comfortable with dresses or tunics designed especially for pregnancy or nursing.

6.Go for details, but don’t overdo them. One of the best details for mums is the broderie Anglaise which can be seen on skirts and paired with chic breastfeeding tops. Go easy on the ruffles and laces. If you’re a minimalist, look for clothes with classic designs but those that will enhance your femininity.

Keep in mind that you don’t have a responsibility to look frumpy just because you’re pregnant or you’ve just given birth. You can mix and match maternity tops and other maternity clothes to suit your own style.

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How To Walk The Catwalk

Catwalk is a style of walking done in the fashion shows. This has a grace while walking and cannot be followed in regular walking. In fact the catwalk is an art to be developed sincerely by the models who desire to take participation in fashion shows. Catwalk is a unique style expected by all the models participating in the fashion shows. Catwalk does not refer only for walking, but it reflects on everything right from the clothes you wear, the shoes, the accessories and the jewelry. Walking like a cat is referred to as catwalk as you have to walk tipping but in a line that is not drawn.

How to walk the catwalk is definitely a question that every model has to work upon seriously before presenting in any fashion show. This deals with the clothes you are expected to wear to the way you walk. Apart from this your face features, the body language and even the modulation of your voice has to be paid attention. You have to speak about you hobbies and even the taste of your music determines or rather reveals about your personality. Based on the way you behave and take things, your confidence levels and your sense of humor is also appreciated. Personality plays a vital role as the educated observer perceives things in different angle. Before learning to walk the catwalk it is best to know some topics related to psychology so that you can apply the same feel that you never knew before, but is expected now.

The way you walk the catwalk reflects your personality as well as your present mood. An energetic walk shows that you are happy and you are able to walk faster. This is because you are in high spirits that makes you very confident as well as courageous and you tend to walk in high speed bypassing your friends. You can notice people walking with heavy steps and this is due to high pressure. Though the persistence is excellent, the walking style indicates lack of flexibility. Dragging feet shows lack of energy and is linked with sad feelings and also reflects uncertainty.

Catwalk is an indication given by a person by his walking style. This goes same for the guys presenting as models in fashion shows. The guys walking with hands in their pockets are considered to lack self image or dissatisfaction regarding their attire. Any model, male or a female should walk with confidence and firm shoulders, but should not look stiff. It should enhance your appearance with your personality and witty answers.

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Go For Stylish Leather Messenger Bags

The leather messenger bags represent fashion and sophistication these days. It is considered best for those who are looking for a casual and at the same time an elegant look. The best messenger bags are those which combine function and quality together. It is better to examine the quality of leather with precision because ultimately ii will decide its durability in future. They are very much in demand because of the convenience they offer while carrying them. One can just hang them across their chest without worrying about anything else.
Many things should be kept in mind before purchasing a leather messenger bag. Always look for organizational pockets and flaps. Some bags may offer just a huge space inside while some may divide the bag into various compartments. It depends on your needs and your comfort which messenger bag you pick. The construction of the bag also plays a major role in deciding the quality like whether the stitching is perfect and especially on all the stress points. If you carry heavy stuff on a regular basis then the zippers should be of very high quality so that have a comfort level through out your day.

Alberto Bellucci is one such brand which claims to give you leather goods made from old traditional tanning process which are eco-friendly and is non toxic to humans and as well as animals. Alberto Bellucci is your source for excellent Italian leather products at an exceptional value. The most admired leather messenger bag is Modena – Leather Messenger Bag. It has rigid leather handle but a very soft structure at the same time. Its detachable shoulder strap makes it very easy to carry anywhere. Another trendy messenger bag is Bari Messenger Bag which is made up of Italian polished calf-skin leather and capable of holding a laptop up to 15″.

Working people have very less scope to be stylish so why stick to the regular boring briefcases which are very inconvenient to carry. Leather messenger bags can be used both by men and women because its adjustable strap makes you carry even the heavy stuffs with so much of ease. Add a classy style to your personality and let go off all the boring bags or briefcases. Make stylish leather messenger bags a regular necessity of your wardrobe.

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Catwalk Extra Strong Mousse For All

A neat and tidy look with elegant outfit and fashionable look adds to the presona of men or women. Fashion freaks all across the globe look for the latest fashion trends. Clothes define one’s style statement. Besides hair styles also influence one’s efficiency in attracting attention of others.

There are a wide variety of hair care products available in market that are perfect for boosting hair styles of men or women. It is a wise option to browse online for best collection of hair care products. Available at cost effective rates, these are suitable for different hair styles. Ideal for both men and women, the collection includes branded varieties. There is a wide range of hair products to choose from. One should be very cautious in selecting the right product and check the ingredients. It is better to opt for those products that do not contain harsh chemicals and are soft and tender on one’s manes.

Everyone desires to have long and smooth hair that is full of health and lustre. bed head foxy curl helps maintain curls and adds volume to the hair. A well styled hair can attract anyones attention and foxy curl gives an added advantage. It acts as the best agent for hair care and substantially enhances ones personality. Often it becomes confusing in selecting the right hair care product. However, the advent of online shopping facility has proved to be a boon for all. One can select the right product that meets ones budget and skin or hair tone and remain contented with smart shopping experience right from ones home. Foxy curls by Bed Head include shampoo and moisturizers that increases the smoothness of hair and is perfect for all hair styles and textures. Redefining the hair styles, these add a natural shine to the hair. The shampoos are free of harsh chemicals and take proper care of hair and scalp. These prevent dandruff and its conditioning agents maintain the luster and quality of hair.

Among other hair care products available in market, Catwalk extra strong mousse is a lightweight formula that thickens hair and improves the luster of hair. Ideal for men and women, the mousse comes in beautiful gift packs and can be offered to dear ones on special occasions. Available in small and super sizes, these are incredibly popular for conditioning, styling and cleaning hair.