• April 8, 2021 /  Fitness

    Health is wealth. By being physically fit, it can make a person look lean both inside and out.
    There is a lot a person can do such jogging or walking in the morning, playing basketball or any other sport with friends but if a person wants to have muscles and look lean, the best thing to do will be to sign up and workout in a gym.

    Just like taking any medicine, one should first consult the doctor before undergoing any form of exercise.

    Physical exercise is beneficial because it helps maintain and improve ones health from a variety of diseases and premature death. It also makes a person feel happier and increases ones self esteem preventing one from falling into depression or anxiety. It has also shown to make a person with an active lifestyle live longer than a person who doesn’t.

    The best exercise plan should have cardiovascular and weight training exercises. This helps burn calories and increase the muscle to fat ratio that will increase ones metabolism and make one either gain or lose weight.

    A person who has never worked out before should do it gradually. Doing it too much for the first time can make one pull a muscle or have an injury making it worse. Endurance will never be built in a day and doing it repeatedly will surely be good to the person.

    Focusing on certain portion in the body can help make it improve. A good example is going to the gym and doing a workout more often in a specific area such as the abs can give one a chest pack.

    But beauty is not only about having muscles which is what people can see. It is also about enhancing the beauty within.

    Here are some things one can do everyday to stay beautiful and healthy;

    · Reading books and other reading material more often keeps the mind sharp just like working out keeps the body in shape.

    · Work no matter what kind it is produces stress. One can reduce this by taking the time out to do something special like lying in a hot tub, shopping or watching a movie. Studies have shown it is reliever and helps one from looking haggardly.

    · Pollution is something people cannot control given the size of the problem. When one goes out, it is best to put some form of protection such as beauty products that contain antioxidants that protect the skin from damage. There are also other beauty products available and choosing the right one with the help of a dermatologist can help the person.

    · Another way to stay healthy is to give up some vices. Most people smoke and drink. Smoking has been proven to cause lung cancer and other diseases as well complications for women giving birth. Excessive drinking has also shown to do the same.

    · For people who don’t smoke, it is best to stay away from people who do since studies have shown that nonsmokers are also at risk of developing cancer due to secondary smoke inhalation.

    · Lastly, it is best to always start the day with a positive outlook. Just as studies have shown that exercise makes a person feel happier, smiling produces the same effect. A smile can do a lot and it is contagious in a positive sense. It brightens the day of not

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  • April 4, 2021 /  Food

    The premise is simple. Take a chef, put him or her into the kitchen and watch them prepare their signature dishes. You might think that this would be boring after a bit but the public has proven this wrong.

    Food cooking shows are the “in” thing right now. We love the idea of making food and combine it with reality television and suddenly we come back week after week to see what happens next.

    Fox Network has uncovered a phenomenon with the cursing antics of Chef Gordon Ramsey. We cringe at his explosive attitude yet are somehow sympathetic at his attempts to turn would-be chefs into professionals.

    We might not want to put ourselves on the line of fire but we love watching other contestants wither under his furious stare and tirades. Our kitchens may not be stocked with fois gras but we still take something away from each episode.

    Food Network has a reality show titled “Who Wants to Be the Next Food Network Star” where amateur and professional cooks alike are given tasks to perform that somehow weed out the would-be television chefs from the rest.

    We root for our favorite contestants as the season progresses until only one contestant remains. He or she is then given a food cooking show of their very own.

    What is the fascination with meal preparation shows? Perhaps it is the ease at which dishes are prepared. It might be the professional cookware and charming personality of the hosts.

    Some of the most popular meal preparation show hosts is not formally educated at cooking schools. Thus they give us hope that anyone can prepare delectable dishes from the comfort of their own home.

    Whatever the reason behind our fascination, these shows has become an integral part of television viewing. As great chefs from the past such as Julia Child pass on, a new generation of friendly, knowledgeable faces comes to the forefront of culinary society.

    Perhaps it is the grand showmanship of Emeril LaGasse yelling out “BAM” or Rachel Ray’s cute acronyms such as EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil); we are drawn to our television sets and the expanding culinary world.

    As other television networks air cooking shows, especially ones where competition and cut throat antics by the participants are involved, we will continue to avidly watch food cooking shows.

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  • April 2, 2021 /  Food

    For most of us, brewing up our morning cup of coffee is more than just a necessity, it is a matter of convenience. Each night, millions of us coffee lovers pile heaping tablespoons of our favorite gourmet coffees into those paper filters, fill the tank of our coffee makers with water and set the timer so that our coffee is ready and waiting first thing in the morning.

    So if you are like me and you enjoy the finest gourmet and specialty coffees available, then you must also believe that they deserve the best and most reliable coffee brewing equipment available.

    Here is a quick list of the most popular coffee brewing methods & equipment starting from the best:

    French Press
    The French press coffee maker (or press pot) is universally recognized as the best brewing method, allowing for the truest coffee taste and aroma. This method actually brews the coffee in the hot water (as opposed to drip machines which only pass the water through the coffee and a filter). After a few minutes of brewing, a metal filter is pressed through the brew catching the coffee grinds and then trapping them at the bottom of the carafe. What is left over is full-bodied coffee with all its aroma and essences.

    One of the main advantages to using a French press, other than great coffee taste, is the amount of control you have. You can control the water temperature (which incidentally should be around 190 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, a temperature that drip makers do not achieve), you can control the amount of coffee you want to add, and you can control the brew time. Four minutes of brew time and 30 seconds of “plunging” time is considered best.

    Another great feature about the French press is that it is extremely portable and only requires hot water. You can take it camping or use it in places with limited kitchen space, like a boat or an RV. Some press pots can also be used to brew loose leaf teas in the same manner.

    As an aside, you shouldn’t leave your brewed coffee in the press-pot with the grounds after you brew it! Either consume it or transfer it to a carafe, preferably a thermal carafe.

    Vacuum Brewer
    Vacuum brewers aren’t very common, but they make coffee just about as well as a French press since the coffee and water are brewing together. A vacuum brewer has an upper and a lower chamber connected by a tube with a small filter inside. Coffee grounds are placed in the upper chamber, and water is placed in the lower chamber. As the lower chamber is heated, the water rises up to meet the coffee in the upper chamber where the brewing begins. After brewing, the water (now coffee) cools and seeps back down into the lower chamber leaving the used coffee grinds behind in the upper chamber. Ideally, the upper chamber is removed and the lower chamber is used as a decanter for the finished coffee.

    Vacuum brewers can be electric, stovetop, or even used over a sterno can for dramatic tabletop brewing!

    The Toddy Maker
    The toddy maker or Cold-Brew Coffee

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  • March 30, 2021 /  Food

    When you start eating more raw foods, you may find you’re not as thirsty or don’t need as much water or other beverages as you normally do. There are several reasons for this.

    First of all, raw foods, such as raw fruits and vegetables have a higher volume of water in them, so your body is getting the hydration it needs from foods.

    This doesn’t mean you should stop drinking water or juices. You don’t want to adopt some of the more radical elements of the raw food trend. First and foremost, listen to your body. It will tell you what it needs. If you’re overweight, sluggish, tired, depressed, your body might be telling you to make some dietary changes, and raw foods might be one way to alleviate some physical disorders.

    But if you’re overweight and have symptoms of Type II diabetes, overwhelming thirst can be one symptom. When you start consuming more raw foods, with a higher fiber and moisture content, you may start to lose weight, and that can go a long way to reducing your blood sugars.

    If you’re not overweight, or don’t have Type II diabetes, you still might find you’re not as thirsty as you normally are. First of all, if you’re drinking water and juices, you’re not consuming caffeine, which is so dehydrating and makes you thirstier. And by not consuming as much in the way of cooked foods or especially highly processed foods, which have astronomical sodium counts, you won’t be as thirsty either.

    By consuming more raw, uncooked food, and pure water and fruit juices, you’re putting your body into balance. Keeping sodium to normal levels found in foods means you’ll start to require a more balanced amount of water. Don’t think of this as changing or taking away. Think of it as adding balance, and it will make the process of eating healthier much easier.

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  • March 30, 2021 /  Food

    For those who are interested to success in cooking career, selecting a good culinary school is very important to ensure you get a right culinary art degree that worth the most to your future culinary career. Here are a few tips to help you find a good culinary school. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • March 29, 2021 /  Food

    Coffee cultivation is not an exact science, but it has a tremendous impact on coffee quality. Although there are many factors and conditions that are likely to lead to the production of high quality coffee, there are many things that affect the taste of coffee that would appear to be more or less random. As powerful as it can be when sipped hot in the morning, it is a very adaptive crop, and when it comes to producing the highest quality, most expensive coffee, here are a some factors that influence it more than others. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • March 28, 2021 /  Culinary

    A city of many talents and treasures makes writing a San Diego blog a great way to express your interests, culture, and beliefs. From travel sites to personal diaries, these web pages create a wonderful outlet for artistic capabilities. With so many beautiful areas in this highly populated Californian town to explore, it would be impossible to capture it all through the written word, but many people give it a wonderful effort. For those who are interested in expressing the love of their great city through the delicious meals they prepare there are a few tricks of the trade that could be used to rocket your digital diary to the top; below are 3 such methods.

    Get Personal

    This is your outlet to your community, don’t hide behind the computer screen, and use it as a tool to get in touch with your audience. Express yourself and be honest; talk about personal food experiences, places you like to eat around town, the worst meal you ever had, and other fun facts. Include recipes you’ve made yourself, or would like to try. You can even post and ask for recipes from your readers, allowing them the chance to converse with you through your site and give some feedback.

    A Picture is Worth Plenty

    Don’t just say it, display it with a picture. Whether you’re writing about your own personal recipes, the secret to a family sauce or the amazing pasta at the local Italian eatery down the street, your readers can’t taste or smell what you’re talking about, but they can see it. Capture each meal in all of its glory, before you dig in and massacre it, and share it with your audience. This allows you to interact, and provide proof of just how delicious or disgusting the subject at hand truly was.

    Vlog It

    Modern times have brought about many personal video appliances from mobile phone chat applications to the streaming of clips and movies over the internet. With this technological evolution came the invention of the video diary. This is pretty much exactly like the typing and uploading of the written word that is witnessed all over the internet, but instead of writing down what you’d like to express you show it to the world through a web cam. This is an amazing concept because now, not only can you show your readers what you’ve made, you can give them step by step instructions on how you created it, and they can watch the entire process from the comfort of their couch.

    There are many different sites that specialize in this form of expressive writing, and registering is usually free. Some pages like this even allow for financial income through use of advertisements and strategic placing of keywords. If you’re interested in displaying your culinary expertise while simultaneously representing your city, then consider signing up for a personal page today, and make yourself heard.

  • March 28, 2021 /  Fitness

    Lifetime fitness equipment may not be a term that you are familiar with when you look into buying fitness, but after you look around a little bit you will realize the importance and meaning behind lifetime equipment. Lifetime fitness equipment is another way to say that the equipment you are buying has a lifetime warranty, and you want that! As you are probably aware, you are not easy on the equipment that you exercise with. Over time it is very common for equipment to break down and no longer function like you need it to so that you can achieve the very best work out. Read the rest of this entry »

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