Archive | September 17, 2017

The Active Lifestyle Today

Starting An Active Life
Active lifestyles lead to so many good things. Having such a lifestyle is good for your health and fun. Achieving an active, balanced lifestyle involves balancing many things: physical activity, food and beverage choices, sleep, and even your overall outlook on life. If you pursue an active lifestyle, you will find that you have more energy, look better, feel better, and sleep better. Exercise is not a cure all, but it does help with a lot of things. Life is short, so enjoy.
Try some new ways to enjoy an active lifestyle, with these ideas in mind:

Do It Together
Try these simple things to keep your family moving. Schedule a regular time for family physical activity. Make family activities fun rather than competitive. A few examples are to mark the local pool’s “family swim” times on your calendar. How about joining a family friendly activity that will help you burn calories, work on confidence, and build flexibility: Tae Kwon Do. Or hey, you can just go out and play catch, anything is a good start to help stay away from the path of inactivity and obesity. Vigorous active lifestyle keeps people thin with age. People who maintain an active lifestyle as they age gain less weight than people who do not. Getting people, especially children to commit to an active lifestyle while young and lean will go a long way to reducing the obesity epidemic in this country.

Children and Activity
Turn your child’s playfulness into a love of activity. Begin young and you will not have to worry about raising your own vampire that never sees the sun except when they are on the way to school. Encourage your children to get outside and play with others. It is also ok to be active with you children too, do not just rely on them to entertain themselves, family events work great.

Steps Add Up
Being more active can be as easy as taking one step at a time. Lazy and active are 2 different ways to see life. Active people take up to 12,000 steps a day. Imagine how much that can help your diet and keep your heart strong. Small steps add up.

Conclusion
If you get in to the habit of making each day active; you will find that you wont want to sit around. If you start being more active now, each day will get a little easier until it becomes second nature. You may not feel as great at first as your body adjusts, but you will thank yourself for the rest of your life for being active, and if you have children, involve them and they will thank you one day too. The active person wakes up early everyday with something to look forward to. Set yourself up for that positive outlook today.

Why are so many celebrities choosing to use smokeless cigarettes

The western world is obsessed with the cult of celebrity. It’s no longer good enough to aspire to be a sports star or a rock god: if you want recognition you now have to be classed as a celebrity. The public helps to perpetuate the myth by devouring celebrity news voraciously, and by aping celebrity behavior unashamedly. Still, there’s no need to be too disdainful or critical of this new cultural influence: sometimes it can actually be a force for good. It would appear from the newspapers and the weekly magazine that celebrities are increasingly turning to the electronic cigarette to get their nicotine fix, and that for us can only be good news. Maybe these celebrities are not as intellectually-challenged and one-dimensional as they painted to be.

So which celebrity started the ball rolling and was the first to come out and openly use a smokeless cigarette in public? Well, that’s the $64,000 question. The time-frame is unclear. Some claim it was Katherine Heigl, or Izzy from Gray’s Anatomy as she’s better known: she swore her allegiance to the product when she smoked one publicly on the Letterman Show on live U.S.TV. Others argue that it was Charlie Sheen who publicly endorsed smokeless cigarettes. Sheen can rightly take credit for lots of things, but was he really the first to do it? The truth is we just don’t know. Celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic have been keen to switch to the safer smoking alternative, and frankly who can blame them?

Joining the growing list of celebrity vapers have been Leonardo Di Caprio, Kevin Federline, ex-husband of Britney Spears and celebrity by default, Dennis Quaid, Lindsay Lohan, Eric Roberts, John Cusack and Johnny Depp. On this side of the pond we’ve seen our own celebrity vapers too: Kate Moss is partial to the occasional one, as are, Jimmy White, Matt Cardle, Catherine Zeta Jones and June Alexander. Rock and roll hasn’t escaped the draw of the product either. Ronnie Wood, Eddie Van Halen, Tom Petty and even Pete Docherty have been spotted taking a hit on smokeless cigarettes recently.

Why is this important? Well, it’s important because to the best of our knowledge every one of these celebrities made the decision to switch to electronic cigarettes voluntarily because they acknowledged the fact that the product was safer and healthier for them. None of these celebrities was sponsored to promote a particular product. These celebrities have made positive choices, and have stopped using tobacco-based cigarettes because they are dangerous and can be lethal. If their behaviour persuades other tobacco smokers to make the switch, then that can only be a good thing.

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