Following is an infographic designed to help you create easily your own spa, shower and bath products.
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Known the world over for its relaxation qualities; aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to aid you in a number of different ways.
Whether you’re feeling extremely joyous and great about everything, or you’re suffering from a variety of complex feelings ranging from the difficulty to communicate or adjust, disconnection, tension in the body, lethargy or general feelings of being down – there’s usually an essential oil that can assist you.
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As much as we love our ‘furry friends’, pet hair can be a nuisance. Our little darlings can destroy carpet, furniture and even clothes with pet hair. Although there isn’t anything we can do to stop pets shedding, here are some nifty tips and tricks to minimize pet hair in the home.
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Let’s face it: Reducing your home’s negative impact on the planet will likely require a huge amount of work.
But solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren’t the only ways to help your household adopt more eco-friendly practices. There are a ton of easy — and fun — ways to conserve energy.
Luckily for us, UK-based magazine Good To Be Home has some clever ideas on other ways to do it.
Start slowly with a short stride and gradually up your pace and stride length during the first five minutes. If you suffer from stiff joints then do some leg lifts before you start – just lift your knee to hip height 10-15 times on each leg.
Simply slow down for the last five minutes of your walk And really, how hard is that?
Stay hydrated! If it’s a long walk , include a sports drink to replace electrolytes lost through sweat.
While your muscles are still warm, stretch out your calf and thigh muscles, and if you’ve been carrying a pack, stretch your back, too.
Freaked out by talk that ice baths boost recovery? Luckily, a warm bath is the best remedy after a walk. It boosts circulation which helps remove waste products from your muscles. So sink into those bubbles and relax. Save the ice for localised injuries – slap an icepack on the injured area to reduce swelling and boost healing.
There’s a 60-minute window after your walk when your muscles are screaming for refuelling. But resist those chips and opt for quick release carbohydrates and a bit of protein. A glucose drink and a sandwich are perfect.60 90 minutes later have a balanced meal of slow release carbohydrate, protein and fat – brown rice or pasta with oily fish is good.
Great for reducing muscle soreness and tension, but it should be done by a qualified professional to avoid injury.
Instead of lying flat groaning about your sore legs, go walking. Yes really. Otherwise known as active recovery, it frees up your muscles – so warm up, stroll for 30 minutes, and then stretch.
THE PERFECT RECOVERY
Stretch all major muscle groups immediately after your walk.
Have a drink/snack containing glucose and protein.
Sixty minutes later have a balanced meal.
Sixty minutes later have a warm bath.