Friday, February 4, 2011

Baby boom in Super Bowl winning town

Did you know that having your favorite boyfriend team winning increase your chance of having sex after the victory? And even better, it is reported, that in the winning town, there is a baby boom 9 month after the Super bowl. Last year, there was an increase of 25% of birth, in Louisiana, 9 month following the Saints victory.

So, if you want to finish the evening in beauty sunday night, just pray for a victory of your favorite boyfriend team.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Motivations tips for exercise

Today is february 1st, 1 month after the New Year resolutions, are you still exercising? Here is few tips to help you stay with your program, and obtain the health that you want.

1. Set a realistic goal that you want to achieve, and record it. Putting it in writing, give it more power.  Once you reach that goal, you can set a new on.

2. Find a partner. Working out with somebody, will help for the day you don't want to go training.

3. Find an exercise that you like. There is many ways to move your body, from sport, to dance to gym, but you have to find what you like, it has to be fun.

4. There is no excuses. The one I hear the most is: I don't have time. Well how much time do you spend watching tv, or being on internet? When you have an excuses, be authentic with yourself, et see if it is a real reason for not going to the gym, or if it is an excuses.

5. Let your gym clothes in view. It will remind you to go workout.

But the most important thing is to enjoy yourself. Do something that you like, with people that you like in a nice environment either at home or outside. The hardest thing is to start, but you will be proud and feel relax when you hit the shower after your exercise.

Birth control pill does not cause weight gain

There has been a myth over the years that, taking birth control pill would cause weight gain. According to a new study by the Oregon Health Science and University, there is no link between the birth control pill and weight gain. Over the year, there has been many studies that has come to the same conclusion.

The weight gain, that some women report, when starting the birth control pill, would be cause by the fact that women, gain weight naturally with age. Also, some women suffer from water retention when taking the pills, that could cause a little bit of weight gain.

The conclusion is that women should not worry about gaining weight when taking the pills, but should take in consideration that, there has been contradictive studies result about the link between breast cancer and birth pills. Talk to your MD before taking the pills.

Monday, January 31, 2011

5 Natural easy homemade facial mask for beautiful skin

There is easy, inexpensive facial mask that you can make from ingredients that are available in your home. The instructions are the same for every mask, you apply a thin layer of the mixture, in your face and neck, and you keep it for 10-20 min. Rinse after and apply a moisturizer. Here is few recipe that you should try.

OATMEAL AND YOGURT FACE MASK:  For any type of skin

1 tbsp of ground oatmeal
1 tbsp of yogurt
Few drop of warm honey


1/2 avocado
1 tbsp of olive oil

Mash the avocado with the olive oil and apply to the skin.


1 egg yolk
1 tbsp of olive oil
Few drop of warm honey


1 egg white beaten
5 drops of lemon juice


1 ripe banana
1 tbsp of honey
Few drop of lemon juice

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stretching exercise for the neck

If you suffer from pain and tight muscle of the neck and shoulder, I recommend that you practice that exercise everyday.

In your shower, let the water fall on you neck and soulder. Turn your head to the right, keeping  the head level, meaning not bending the head  forward or up, and go as far as you can. Hold that position 20-30 sec. and come back to neutral position. It is very important to hold the position to have a proper stretch of the muscle. Then repeat the procedure on the other side. Do it a couple of time on both side. This exercise, should help you with your neck movement, as well as a decreasing your symptoms.

Related article: Easy exericse for the posture of the upper body

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How to have a healthy house

Every year, people get hospitalized from hazard in there house. Your house can literally get you sick. This video produce by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), show you what to look for in your house and what habit to develop, to have a clean, safe and healthy home, for you and your family.

Also,the Surgeon's generals has produce a nice document in the form of a checklist that will help you make your house safer. Here is the link:

Omega-3 fatty acids benefits

In an earlier blog, I was talking about the benefit of omega-3 to fight depression, but there is much more known benefit reported from omega-3 fatty acid. The omega-3 is found in fish oil, cold water fish, and flax seed oil, to name a few. Here is a list of benefits from different studies over the years.

HEART DISEASE: Decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke and abnormal heart rythms. It also prevent and treat atherosclerosis(hardening of the arteries). But if you have too much of omega-3, more than 3gr. a day, you increaseyour risk of bleeding.

HIGH CHOLESTEROL: It will decrease the cholesterol, by decreasing triglycerid and increasing  HDL ( good fat ).

HYPERTENSION: Studies showed a decrease of the blood pressure.

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: Fish oil may reduce the symptom of RA, especially, the morning stiffness and joint pain.

DEPRESSION: Omega-3, nourrish the brain cells, making them more resilient. There is also an increase of good mood neurotransmettor.

OSTEOPOROSIS: Some studies suggest that omega-3, may help increase the level of calcium in the body, and increase bone strenght and density.