Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Hubby's Dinner

My Hubby is very conscious when it comes to his health or should I say weight. As a military they have to maintain their weight limit. So every time I prepare food for him, I make sure that it is good for him or he won't eat it. Last night I made him a chicken burrito's and scrambled egg with a twists. I made his chicken burritos from scratch. I got the recipe from Weight Watchers , that's why I know it is good for him. I just boiled some chicken breasts, once it's done I shredded them. I added a little bit of lemon and shredded cheese. That's it no salt or any seasoning to it. I used tortilla to wrapped the chicken. Plain and simple plus it is very easy to make. I made him a scrambled egg too. I saute the onions and tomatoes first then I add the eggs substitute. I also added one egg, salt and pepper to taste. That's it my hubby's dinner is ready! :-)

Monday, September 29, 2008


Hi you guys! I'm sorry for not posting new topic. I've been busy this past days. We just moved in to this house but now we are moving out again. When I said move out that means this month. That is why I'm busy, busy packing our house I just done decorating. Now I need to take it down again. It's very frustrating for me. This is part of our lives as an army wife! Oh well I can't do anything about our situation. Like my hubby said "suck it up and move on!". That's what I'm doing now.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Benefits of Yoga

If you're not doing yoga yet, you should start now! According to Hema Sundaram, MD, a Washington, D.C.-area dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, yoga fights wrinkles by combating the free radicals and stress that cause them. Plus it stretches and tones your muscles, giving you that lengthened, leaner look and better posture too. If you stand and walk tall you can look years younger, says Sundaram.

Here are some routines you want to try:

1. Cat-and-Cow(for flexibility)
Begin on hands and knees with hands directly under shoulder, fingers spread and pointing forward and knees directly under hips. Inhale; lift chest and sitting bones, while letting belly drop. Exhale to drop tailbone, chest and head while pulling belly up toward spine, creating a rounded shape; that's 1 rep. Do up to 3 sets of 10 reps.

2. Dolphin (for increased blood flow and upper-body strength)
Place elbows on floor shoulder-distance apart and interlace fingers. Press forearms and hands into floor. Curl toes under, and lift hips up and back to create a long line between elbows and sitting bones. Press heels toward floor, using thigh muscles to draw body backward. Relax your head, and hold for 5-15 breaths. Repeat up to 3 times.

3. Extended Side Angle (for posture, limb-lengthening, allover toning)
Stand with feet 4 feet apart. Inhale ; lift arms out to sides. Exhale as front knee bends to 90 degrees. Place right finger tips on floor by inside of right foot, while reaching left fingertips toward ceiling and rotating chest up. Hold for 5-15 breaths; repeat up to 3 times.

4. Boat (for core strength, posture)
Sit with knees bent and feet flat. Keeping chest lifted,place hands beneath knees, squeeze legs together, and use core strength to lift and straighten legs so body is in shape of a boat's prow, toes and eyes on the same level. Extend arms out straight; hold for 5-15 breaths. Repeat up to 3 times.

5. Camel (for posture)
Kneel upright with knees hip-distance apart, abs firm and tailbone dropped. Place hands on either side of base of spine, fingers pointing up. Draw elbows and shoulders together behind you, then lift chest and slowly bend backward. The bend should happen in your upper back, not your lower back. Hold for 5-15 breaths; repeat up to 3 times.

6. Child's Pose (for de-stressing, renewal, energy)
From camel, sit back on your heels as you bring your feet together. Keep your knees hip-distance apart as you relax your body forward and down. Rest your forehead on the floor and close your eyes, arms at your sides or stretch forward (shoulder-width apart). Hold for 20-30 breaths.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Test Your Arch

I posted about feet and there are tips what shoes you need to wear according to your feet arch. Now do this quick wet test to determine the shape of your foot and your arch type.

Here's how: Thoroughly wet the bare bottom of your feet, then step onto the paper bag or a piece of of heavy, colored paper.

At left is the footprint of a high arch.

At left is the footprint made by a normal arch.

At left is the footprint made by a low arch.

Healthy Happy Feet

Most of us spend a lot of time to feel good and look good, but most of the time we forgot about our feet. This article will help you to know how to take care your feet just know the basics.

The important of arch
The curved area on the inside of each foot between the ball and the heel is most solely responsible for supporting your body weight-and then some. Arches range from pancake flat to sky-high. Wearing the wrong shoes for yours can be a big reason why certain pairs feel like a dream and others a nightmare.

If your arch is high...
you have rigid and inflexible feet. When you walk, you're likely to land on the outsides of your feet without rolling inward. If you pick up a wrong shoes it may lead to plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and knee problems.
Shoe rules:
You need neutral-cushioned shoes. Look for curved C-shaped soles and squeeze the heel areas-your ideal shoes should feel stiff not mushy like the back of a ballet shoe. Avoid very flat shoes, and look for cushioning under the balls of the feet and a small heel lift.

If your arch is normal...
your feet will feel comfy with shoes that provide some arch support.
Shoe rules: Look for semi-curved soles, and stick with the types of shoes that have been comfortable for you in the past. Avoid extremes: Skip superhigh heels, ballet-style flats, and any shoes you can either roll up in a ball or not bend at all.

If your arch is low...
you have very flexible feet that are likely to roll inward, or overpronate, when you walk. You probably wear out your shoes on the area closest to the insides of your feet.
Shoe rules: You need shoes that offer good arch support to prevent any rolling; steer clear of pairs that are superflexible.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dogs vs. Cats

Most of us wants to have or own pets but which are better for our health? Here's the answers to our questions. I read this article and I'm happy about what I read. Now I'm sharing this to all of you.

Dogs are good for...
1. Boosting your mood. More than 80 percent of new owners report feeling happier.
2. Making friends. British researchers found that owners who walk their dogs meet a lot of new people.
3. Losing weight. Dog walkers lose an average of 14 pounds in a year, a University of Missouri study says.

Cats are good for...
1. Helping you chill. Most owners say their cats help them relax.
2. Protecting your heart. A recent study shows that a cat owners are 40 percent less likely to die of heart attack than those without cats.
3.Ditching asthma. Columbia University researchers say, kids with cats may get an immunity boost.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Take Fiber to Lose Weight

According to a recent British Journal of Nutrition, taking daily soluble-fiber supplements may help you lose weight by curbing your hunger. People who took them lost an extra 9 pounds over four months. Experts say eating fiber-rich foods each day can work similar magic. Here are some few to try:

Oatmeal: (1 cup, cooked, instant or regular)
Popcorn: (3 cups, air-popped or microwaved)
Edamame: (1/2 cup, cooked)
Raspberries: (1 cup, fresh or frozen)
Potatoes: (1 medium with skin, baked or roasted)

Instead of using those soluble-fiber supplements, why don't you try the list above first.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yogurt Toppings

When you are a kind of person like me who loves to bake, I have some great toppings for you. I found these great recipes that you will surely love. These are not only going to make your baking interesting but this are also good for you because of the less calories and fat. These are 5 easy yogurt toppings. Instead of using buttermilk, sour cream, whipping cream, or milk in your favorite recipes tries to substitute yogurt. This will give your baked goods a creamy texture, a terrific taste and moistness plus it is less fat and calories. You can also blend this with your batters and dough's. Just add 1-2 tablespoons of milk if needed to thin the batter.

1. Icing: Use vanilla, strawberry or peach yogurt in place of butter or margarine in your favorite icing recipes.

2. Fruity Topping: Combine 1/2 cup plain or flavored yogurt with 1/2 cup any flavor fruit preserves. Serve over pancakes, waffles, or French toast.

3. Glaze: Brush yogurt over your favorite muffins or scones before baking; sprinkle with sugar and grated orange peel.

4. Chocolate Sauce: Combine 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt and 1/2 cup chocolate topping. Spoon over angel food or pound cake, gingerbread, or cupcakes; top with fresh berries.

5. Caramel Drizzle: Combine 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt and 1/2 cup caramel topping. Drizzle over apples, pears, cakes or cookies.

Create delicious, healthier toppings for your baked goods!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Yogurt Fights Gum Disease

A gum disease is a problem that afflicts one in seven people under 50 and one in three over 50. Gum disease can lead to the loss of bone around the teeth and cause pockets to develop between the teeth and gum's. Don't worry because the Japanese researchers found that people who ate just 2 ounces of yogurt per day (about one-third of a serving) nearly halved their risks of advanced gum disease, which begins with gingivitis, or inflammation around the gum's. Brush, floss and eating yogurt can avoid getting a gum disease. Yogurt's lactobacilli bacteria (the good type) feed on sugar and make lactic acid attacks the disease-causing bugs, the experts say. Better start consume yogurt now if you want to have a healthy teeth and gum's.

Cherries Could Fight Inflammation

Steven F. Boiling, MD, head of the University of Michigan Cardioprotection Research Laboratory, recommends eating 1 1/2 cups of tart cherries or drinking 1 cup of tart cherry juice each day. Eating or drinking tart cherries could add years to your life. In a recent study, researchers found that feeding rats the whole tart cherries reduced two markers of inflammation by up to 50 percent. Isn't this exciting what the inflammation-fighting foods like tart cherries could fight inflammation? There's no harm in trying this right? I mean cherry is good.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

About My New Blog

Hi you guys! This is my new blog. This one will be focus mostly on health, nutrition and beauty tips. I like talking and posting about this topics, that's why I decided to make this blog. Hopefully you will support me again for this new blog. I appreciate all of you always visiting my http:/www.riastevenson.com (Live Love Laugh) link. Please do the same to this one. God Bless us all!

My Own Advice

As a parent we all want what is best for our child. Our child's health is our first priority. We make sure we have what they need. When they are sick we take care of them. We encourage them to eat healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits. We are so busy that we don't even think how we treat our body? When was the last time we think for our self? Sounds selfish right? But think about it, how are we going to take care our family or our child if we are unhealthy? We have to be healthy as well, in my opinion we should take care our self the way we take care our child. If we are healthy we can accomplish more task and we can be more active. There will be more play time for our baby's. If we are healthy they are healthy!

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