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Is it sex or love making? 

Sex is in the media nearly everywhere we look and clearly, we are all interested in it to some degree or another. But what exactly is the secret to ‘great sex’? And when does sex become “making love”? Is there a difference between sex and making love? And if so, what is it?

  1. Sex is well – sexy, and can be fast, hard but also slower, and is often objectifying.
  2. Making love is slower and gentle, only happens between two people that are in love, have mutual respect, and consider the feelings and pleasure of the sexual partner.

The first does not require you to love or even like the person you are having sex with – it is more about your ‘getting off’ rather than pleasing your sexual partner.

Is it possible that the difference between sex and making love is that sex finishes once the physical act is over, whereas lovemaking continues to be an expression that can be carried over into many (or all) interactions between a loving couple?

You can have sex without making love so can you simply make love without having sex?

Such as …

  • Making your lover a cup of tea
  • Brushing up against them in the kitchen when cooking together
  • Stealing a passionate kiss
  • Sharing a look across the dinner table
  • Going for a walk together for the joy of it

Are these all not forms of building love, or perhaps even making love? Is it possible that the making love in the sexual sense is merely another expression and confirmation of the true love shared between committed adults when born from a foundation of ‘lovemaking’ in everyday life?

If foreplay is attributed to potentially enhancing sex, is it possible that loving expressions towards your partner are like divine foreplay, forever building towards amazing lovemaking sessions? That sounds dangerously orgasmic and maybe idealistic, but surely worth some further investigation?


Making love is an extension of how you are living with yourself and how that equal union is lived with your partner. Therefore, making love is always an act that confirms the love you already have as opposed to having sex which in truth is an act that seeks love. 

Nada Yoga: Hearing the Cosmic Vibrations 

​Nada yoga is an ancient Indian metaphysical system. It is equally a philosophical system, a medicine, and a form of yoga. The system’s theoretical and practical aspects are based on the premise that the entire cosmos and all that exists in the cosmos, including human beings, consists of sound vibrations, called nada. This concept holds that it is the sound energy in motion rather than of matter and particles which form the building blocks of the cosmos.

Nada yoga is also a reverential way to approach and respond to sound. In this context, sound [and] music carry a spiritual weight more meaningful, respectively, than what sensory properties normally provide. Sound and music are considered to play a potential medium/intermediary role to achieve a deeper unity with both the outer and inner cosmos.

The Nada yoga system divides music into two categories: internal music, anahata, and external music, ahata. While the external music is conveyed to consciousness via sensory organs in the form of the ears, in which mechanical energy is converted to electrochemical energy and then transformed in the brain to sensations of sound, it is the anahata chakra, which is considered responsible for the reception of the internal music, but not in the way of a normal sensory organ.
The anahata concept refers to one’s own personal sound vibrations, which are thought to be so closely associated with one’s self and the Self that a person can not share their anahata with another human being. 
In other words, this inner sound is sacred and once reached will open the practitioner’s chakras, which ultimately will unite the body to the divine/cosmos.
With continued sounds, a focused mind and controlled breath, the individual can, according to nada yoga, “listen in on” their own anahata, their own “inner sound”, which can take up to nine different forms. Such a process of inner awareness and sensitivity leads to increased self-recollectedness and finally to awakening.

To concentrate on this inner sound as a support for meditation is very helpful to tame the mind, and when it has been clearly recognized, used for self-recollectedness in outer life as well. Eventually, it can be experienced as penetrating all matter and indeed vibrates eternally throughout the Creation.

Smoking is Injurious to Health

Smoking is Injurious to Health. Period.

Smoking has been and is a major stigma in today’s world among people of all age groups. Nearly every single person is found surrounded by that air of smoke around him/her. They find themselves attracted to it because it contains nicotine, which is highly addictive.

 

Why do People Smoke?

  • It is an Addiction:

    Smoking is an addiction

Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances on earth. Some doctors claim it’s more addictive than heroin and cocaine! Not only does it stimulate the brain, but it enters the bloodstream and calms the nerves. It keeps smokers coming back for more.

After smoking for years, the body gets used to the nicotine that flows through the blood. So, people tend to feel the urge for a cigarette that is a source of nicotine which can be provided to the body.

 

  • Social Integration:

    Smoking as a means of social integration

It is a social habit. When others around you are smoking, you practically feel like you should be doing the same. In a way, it’s a bonding activity that makes it easier to talk with others who are smoking. Many people consider themselves “social smokers”, but over time they will begin to smoke cigarettes outside of social events.

 

  • Experimentation:

As teens, the spirit of adventure and experiments flow deeply especially when something is forbidden. They would love to dare the consequences and feel good with it especially when not caught in the act. This relates to cigarettes too. Usually, parents do not allow their teens to smoke. Therefore, this becomes very attractive. It is exciting to get cigarettes and sneak away to smoke without being caught.

 

  • To Look Cool:

    Smoking to Look Cool

If their friends or peers smoke, they may feel pressured into doing the same to be accepted. Most of the teenagers think that smoking is ‘cool’ and a fun thing to do. One more reason to it is that if they have been in an environment where smokers have been there, for instance, their parents, they tend to get curious about that. As they grow up and become independent, they try smoking, which eventually leads to addiction.

 

  • To Feel Relaxed and Stress Buster:

    Smoking to Relax

This happens to mostly adults. They may have a lot of stress and pressures because of economic and personal problems. All these people may smoke to feel relaxed or to give them energy while going through a hard time.

Most of the working people smoke as they think that a puff of nicotine reduces their stress levels and makes them feel relieved. This happens as cigarettes create conditions that help the body to deal with anxiety, depression or stress.

 

  • They Love It:

    Love for Smoking

Finally, there are people who say they love to smoke. This act gives them pleasure. It just makes them feel good. It makes them feel someone else.

 

Why Not to Smoke?

We, at Health and Hale, believe that Health is Wealth. Smoking is an act that worsens our health. Various effects are as mentioned:

  • Causes Cancer:

    Smoking causes cancer

Experts agree that tobacco is the single biggest avoidable cause of cancer in the world. But cigarettes causes almost over a quarter (28 percent) of cancer deaths in the UK and nearly one in five cancer cases. And smoking doesn’t only cause cancer. It also causes tens of thousands of deaths each year in the UK from other conditions, including heart and lung problems.

 

  • Makes Victim of Various Diseases:

    Smoking makes you victim of Death

Cigarettes can cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer.

Every day one thousand Americans quit smoking- By DYING!!

 

  • Reduces Brain Capacity:

    Smoking reduces brain capacity

Smoking affects the nervous system and reduces the neuron’s capacity of carrying information. It also slows down our reflexes and makes us lazy.

 

  • Effects Respiratory System:

    Smoking Affects Lungs

When you inhale smoke, you’re taking in substances that can damage your lungs. Over time, your lungs lose their ability to filter harmful chemicals. Coughing can’t clear out the toxins sufficiently, so these toxins get trapped in the lungs. Smokers have a higher risk of respiratory infections, colds, and flu.

 

  • Oral and Digestive Problem:

    Smoking affects digestive system

Tobacco use can cause gum inflammation (Gingivitis) or infection (Periodontitis). These problems can lead to tooth decay, tooth loss, and bad breath. Smoking also increases the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, and oesophagus. Smokers have higher rates of kidney cancer and pancreatic cancer. Even cigar smokers who don’t inhale are at increased risk of mouth cancer.

 

  • Sexual and Reproductive Problems:

    Smoking affects Reproductive System

Restricted blood flow can affect a man’s ability to get an erection. Both men and women who smoke may have difficulty achieving orgasm and are at higher risk of infertility. Women who smoke may experience menopause at an earlier age than non-smoking women. Smoking increases a woman’s risk of cervical cancer. Smokers experience more complications of pregnancy, including miscarriage, problems with the placenta, and premature delivery.

 

Then How Can I Stop It?

 

  1. The Motivation Can Help You:

 

  • Quitting by age 40 and preferably earlier, avoids nearly all the risks.
  • After quitting within 12 hours carbon dioxide levels decrease and oxygen levels increase.
  • Within 3 months, heart attack risk drops and lung functions improve.
  • Within 1 year, the risk of sudden heart attack is cut in half and within 5 years risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, oesophagus and bladder is halved.

These statistics can be your motivation to quit smoking today!

 

  1. DELAY, AVOID, REPLACE

Details of the same are as followed:

  • DELAY: An urge to smoke lasts less than five minutes. Every time you feel an urge, find something else to do (preferably something you enjoy), and your urges will come less frequently. This is how you will succeed in deprogramming yourself.
  • AVOID: The idea is to avoid as much as you can. Keep yourself busy in other things and say “NO” if someone offers you a cigarette. Have faith in your will power and in your decision to avoid. Avoid negative thoughts and see your goals.
  • REPLACE: Replace your cigarette packets with something else. Something else that you are fond of (say, chewing gum). Look for other activity that gives you pleasure (Don’t mistake pleasure for happiness). Reward yourself on not smoking a cigarette for a period of time and at last, extend this period for infinite time.

 

  1. Life’s Vibrant Hues are Way Too Beautiful and Precious to be Distorted by the SMOKE of CIGARETTES!

 

Ultimately, the choice resides with you. You have to push yourself as no one else will do it for you. Your life is your own responsibility.

We strongly believe that we should Make Choices and Not Wishes!

 

Conclusion

 Smoking Conclusion

One important thing that we can conclude here is that Cigarettes are Killers that Travels in Packets. Smoking is like paying someone to kill you; they’re rich whereas you’re dead! Tobacco companies kill their best customers. Promise yourself not to be one.

 

Quit Smoking, not Life!

Food for Health: Ash Gourd Halwa

This halwa is a tasty, sticky treat containing the positive-pranic and healthful ash gourd. Daily consumption of ash gourd greatly enhances one’s intellectual capabilities.

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

Ash gourd (white pumpkin), peeled, grated: 300-400 g 

Ghee: 1 cup

Cashews: 10

Sugar: 1 cup

Green Cardamom powder: 1 tsp

Method

  • Squeeze the grated ash gourd pulp by hand to remove excess liquid or, alternatively, allow the pulp to sit in a sieve/colander for some time until the juice runs out.
  • Heat the ghee and sauté the cashews in it until golden brown. Remove the cashews with a slotted spoon and keep aside until needed.
  • To the same ghee, add the grated ash gourd and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the sugar and cardamom powder.
  • Cook, stirring continuously until the halwa begins to leave the sides of the pan and becomes a homogenous mass. Add the fried cashews and mix well.
  • Cool and serve
What are Some of the Most Common Sports Injuries

What are Some of the Most Common Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are the injuries that happen either while playing or by exercising. It is quite common to encounter one. If you are engaged in a particular physical game, you are bound to get injuries. There has never been a sports person who has escaped it in his/her lifetime, either while practising or in the competition. While, we cannot avoid it completely, but with improved knowledge over this subject and technological advancements, we can surely minimise it.

Getting an injury can have serious effects on your body and your mentality also. You can be badly hurt or even to the extent that you cannot play anymore! And as we have been saying that your greatest wealth is nothing but your health, hence, knowing about these is a must for everyone.

 

Why do we get injured?

Why do we get injured: Sports Injuries

There are many reasons for getting injured. Some of the common ones are listed below:

  • Some occur by chance or by accident while exercising or playing.
  • Avoiding warm up and cooling down, before and after practice respectively.
  • Poor training or improper sports gears.
  • Over-exercising or pushing yourself too hard to perform something

 

Some of the most common sports injuries:

  1. Ankle Sprain:Ankle Sprain

It occurs when your foot bends inwards greater than its sustainable limit. This happens mainly because of rapid movement of with your foot or because of your carelessness. It results in swelling and pain around your ankle. Your ankle may become stiff. These are common in games like hockey, football, athletics etc.

 

  1. Hamstring Pull:Hamstring Pull: Sports Injuries

This is characterised by a pain in your thigh muscles mainly on the back of thighs. It results when one of the three muscles gets pulled, stretched or is torn. It may weaken your legs and it makes take too much time to recover.

 

  1. Fractures:Fractures: Sports Injuries

There are many different types of fractures depending upon its intensity and location in the body. It occurs mainly because of carelessness or due to immediate hard blow or impact on one of your bones. It is often recognised by pain, swelling and it makes it very difficult for the person to move the affected area. In the case of an open fracture, bleeding may occur.

 

  1. Groin Pull:Groin Pull: Sports Injuries

It is characterised by pulling or tearing up of your muscles that help you to hold together your legs. A groin pull would make it difficult for you to bring together your legs and it also causes pain in the affected area. It happens usually in games like football, hockey, basketball, rugby, sprinting etc.

  1. Muscle Cramps:Muscle Cramps: Sports Injuries

This occurs when your muscles fail to relax and remain contracted. It is followed by immediate pain. It commonly occurs in the calf, hamstring and abdominal tissues. Dehydration is one of the reasons for the occurrence of muscle cramps. It can be identified by immediate and sudden pain in the muscles.

 

Here we have discussed some of the most common sports injuries, their definitions, causes and symptoms. In the next article on sports injuries, we will cover the recovery part and how to cure them.

Condoms Explained: What, Why, How?

Condoms Explained: What, Why and How?

From time and now, most of us have heard the word “condom”. Many of us have seen them, used them or found lying on roads. But being a small child when we didn’t know what they actually are. Hence, we developed some wrong notions about them or tried to explore them on our own. We may have now gathered much knowledge regarding them but maybe not everything. This post is mainly for those who don’t know much about condoms and choose to explore more.

 

What is a condom?

Condoms are a form of a barrier method of contraception. This means that it acts as a barrier between sperms and female egg and doesn’t allow them to fuse.

There are two kinds of condoms:

  1. Male Condoms: Male condomIt is a thin sheath, usually made of latex (a type of rubber) or lambskin, which is worn by a man over his penis. When we say the word “condom”, it generally refers to this one.

 

  1. Female Condoms:Female condom It is also thin sheath, but is made of polyurethane and has flexible rings at its two ends. One end is closed and the other is left open. This is inserted in the vagina.

Male ones are used more frequently used than females ones.

 

Why condoms are made?

The primary uses are:

  1. Birth Control: The world population is exploding and spreading like wildfire. But the land is limited and so are the resources available for use. Hence, to prevent pregnancy they were invented. If someone doesn’t want to have kids but wants to have sex, he/she may use them as a means to prevent childbirth. They can be used with other forms of contraception for added protection.

 

  1. Protection from STDs: Nowadays, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are growing very fast. Some of these are AIDS, syphilis, genital warts, gonorrhoea, genital herpes etc. Condoms act as a barrier to prevent the bacteria and other microbes from getting exchanged from one body to another. Hence, prevents infection.

 

How to wear a condom:

  1. For males:How to wear a male condom

 

  1. For females:

How to wear a female condom

 

Some general precautions while using a condom:

  1. Once used, it cannot be and should not be used again.
  2. A used condom should not be thrown in a toilet or anywhere down the road. It should be thrown properly at the garbage bins.
  3. You should have at least two condoms with you while going for sex because if one breaks then you have the other one to use.
  4. You should never wear two at a time. The level of protection is same with a single one.
  5. It should be stored in a cool and dry place.

Hope you would have got some idea about these. For any further doubts or suggestion, please comment below.

Accessing Pure Intelligence on the Path of Gnana Yoga

In modern times, the human mind is increasingly seen as a source of torment rather than wonder. Unfortunately, a source of magic has turned into a mess, a miraculous instrument into a misery-manufacturing machine.

 

How did the mind become a circus? Given that gnana yoga – the path of “knowing” – is considered to be a time-honored path to the divine, what went wrong? Is the mind no longer capable of leading us to our ultimate destination?

All human beings are capable of becoming the sole architects of their inner lives, if they knew how to use the mind. The problem is just that their mind is not taking instructions from them. Imagine a caveman punching a computer keyboard: the result would look like a series of obscenities! That sums up the way most people use their minds.

The Essence of Intellect

A gnana yogi begins by using his intellect, but soon realizes the limitations of this faculty. The function of the intellect is essentially to recycle data gathered from the outside world via the sense organs. In short, the intellect is pure information technology. It is a wonderful instrument, and absolutely vital for our survival. It has contributed immeasurably towards human culture and civilization.

However, the problem today is that the intellect has assumed a disproportionately important role. The essence of the intellect is to divide. So humanity has embarked on a journey of wholesale dissection. We have split everything, including the invisible atom.

 

We have forgotten that human logic is necessarily limited because it is based on fragmentary and inaccurate information from our sense organs. It is said that when the first European ships went to North America, the native tribes could see people coming towards them, but they could not see the ship. This was simply because they had never seen a ship before. Whether this story is true or apocryphal, it is a fact that if there is no past information about an object in your mind, you cannot even perceive it. It is not religion that tells us this, but modern neuroscience.

Approaching the Infinite

The gnana yogi begins to realize that when it comes to the mystical dimension, the intellect is of no consequence. He sees that however great the volume, the data gathered by the intellect will always remain finite. It is impossible to approach the infinite through the finite. And so, the gnana yogi learns to use the intellect the way a drunkard uses a lamp post – for support rather than illumination. He does not seek a PhD to validate the knowledge he has amassed. Instead, he understands that the intellect is an instrument of analysis, not perception. To perceive, another faculty is required.

 

At the same time, probably nowhere else in the world has the intellect been used with the devastating precision as it has in India. The Indian subcontinent has seen metaphysical logic at its ultimate. The sophisticated levels of Vedantin philosophizing can leave you dizzy and intoxicated. But gradually, true sadhakas realize all the heady excitement isn’t really getting them anywhere.

Pure Intelligence

Gradually, those on the gnana yoga path learn to access the deepest dimension of human intelligence, which connects them with the very basis of creation. This realm is known as chitta. They realize that if you soak your intellect in chitta – consciousness unsullied by memory – it can grow razor-sharp, turn into a miraculous tool of bliss and liberation, and deliver you effortlessly to the ultimate.
If you look at your body, you realize what an incredibly complex chemical factory it is. There is undeniably a profound intelligence managing this great chemical dance. But do you think you will ever be able to conduct this chemical dance intellectually? You cannot manage a single cell in your body that way!

 

The phenomenal dance of chemistry and neurons within the human system is conducted by none other than chitta or pure intelligence. And this pure intelligence is not different from what we refer to as God or the Creator. If you operate out of the straitjacket of logic, you just remain a clown in the circus of life. But when you operate from the unbounded dimension of chitta, you become a blissful participant in the life process. The mind is no more a circus. Now, life is nothing short of a dance – a superbly choreographed dance between you and the entire cosmos.

4 Ways: How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

4 Ways: How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

At times we are quite confident of ourselves and at some other point; situations arise that make us feel depressed. This gives us a conclusion that confidence is a mindset. It requires constant nurturing and practice to master.

Agree?

Yeah, so basically the greatest loss is the loss of self-confidence.

Right below we are sharing some of the tips to enhance your confidence. It may be difficult to implement them at first. You need to fake these at first in order to look confident. But gradually you will see a change in yourself!

Ways to enhance your self-confidence:

  1. Change your body language

    Boost Your Confidence: Body Language

A good body language is always admired. It speaks a lot about you. Some of the elements of a nice body language are:

 

  • Posture: Your pulled up shoulders, your erect standing style, your tough yet calm body is bound to make an impact on the other person. This will make you a lot more confident.

 

  • Eye Contact: The ability to talk to a person by making contact in their eyes is a symbol of confidence. It also makes you more comfortable while talking.

 

  • Smile: Man is a social animal and a smile can make him feel more comfortable in your company. It adds to the positive feeling and also gives you a moment to smile (when you haven’t smiled for a long time, it is very bad)!

 

  • Speak Slowly: Easier said than done! It may seem that you have to only speak slowly and it’s done. But many of us seem so busy that we speak in a hurry and it also gives an impression that we are not confident.

Speaking slowly makes you feel more confident and gives you more time to explain yourself to the other person and also allows you to be a good listener. But make sure that you don’t go to an extreme direction while going for a slow talk.

 

  1. Think positively and perish negative thoughts

    Boost Your Confidence: Think Positive

We are what we think and we carry forward this thinking. Our behaviours define what we actually think and believe. So, it is quite necessary that you should not negative thinking to develop and make you do negative things. You should replace your thoughts with positive ones.

But how should I do that?

Remember, the subconscious mind?

The change will begin here. Our subconscious mind is the one that drives our emotional thinking. And it is not conscious, which means that we can actually condition our mind. By verbal repetitions like “It’s OK”, “It would be over soon”, “Does it actually matters?”, “I am better than I think” etc.

These would change your thinking process (gradually) and you will begin to see positive change in your life. You will become more confident and would also make others around feel confident!

 

  1. Set small and achievable goals and conquer them

    Boost Your Confidence: Set Small Goals and then go for big ones

A common mistake that we do today is that we seek for the sky in one jump and then when we don’t achieve it we become discouraged, discomforted and demoralised.

But we must realise that we should first set small goals, then achieve them. It will give you the confidence to go for another one. Then you can gradually increase your level of achievable goals and chances are that you will surely be able to achieve them.

And this would eventually help you feel more confident!

 

  1. Increase your knowledge and wisdom

    Boost Your Confidence: Increase Wisdom and Knowldege

If you know a great detail about what you are talking then you will feel more confident yet calmer and mature also. This is shown in the graph above. The misinformed or less knowledgeable persons tend to be highly confident and end up making a mockery of them.

You should first be well aware and then you should speak and test where you lie in the graph. It will make you realise where you stand and what else you need to do and know.

 

Conclusion

Boost Your Confidence

These 4 points have covered a major portion on increasing your confidence. Clearly, these are just pieces of writings if not applied in your life and hopefully, will become words of wisdom if applied and appreciated in your daily life.

Have wisdom, be confident and live life to its fullest. 

7 Amazing Benefits of Roses

Have you ever wondered that a rose flower can actually shower you with numerous health benefits that you ever thought of? This flower exerts a positive effect on your body, mind and skin and has been used since ancient times. Apart from being a well-known beauty ingredient, you can use rose petals to spice up your sexual life, combat stress and lose weight naturally. Yes, it’s true, here’s how you can reap its wonderful health and beauty benefits.

#1 Aides in weight loss 

The rose petals contain compounds that improve metabolism in addition to clearing toxins from the body, thereby aiding in weight loss. Apart from this, eating a handful of rose petals satiates your senses and prevents you from eating more and thus, helps you lose weight in a natural way.

Benefits of Roses: Weight Loss

TIP: Add around 10-15 fresh rose petals to a glass of boiling water and wait till the water turns pink in colour. You can also add some honey and a pinch of cinnamon powder to this solution. Drink this tea regularly (preferably in the morning) to shed those extra flab!

#2 Acts as a natural aphrodisiac

Roses are not only a universal symbol of love but also a natural aphrodisiac. According to Ayurveda, rose petals are very effective in helping a person feel sexually active by acting on two essential flaws in our body, which in turn regulate heart, mind and the nervous system.

TIP: Pluck some petals, wash them well and eat every day. This will not only help you feel energized and revitalized but will also help you feel more sexually active.

#3 Relieves stress and depression  

With fatigue and stress comes insomnia and restlessness that gives rise to irritability and frigidity. Rose petals and its essence can beat these symptoms too. According to a study conducted by the Department of Physiology and Pathology/LTF, University of Paraíba-Caixa, rose essence when inhaled, has been known to produce a sedative effect.

TIP: Make a hot bath and sprinkle some rose petals in the hot water. The heat releases the fragrance of roses, infusing your bathroom with the scent of the flower and relaxing your mind and body.

#4 Helps to combat symptoms of piles

Yes, you heard it right. Rose petals act as a natural aid to treat piles. This is because, they are rich in fibre and water content and contain compounds that aid in digestion by flushing out toxins from the body. Moreover, they are quite effective against bleeding piles and act as an instant aid to combat pain.

TIP: To a fistful of rose petals, add around 50 ml of water and crush them in a mortar and pestle till it forms a thick solution. Now, drink this solution on an empty stomach (especially in the morning) for 3 days to get rid of bleeding piles.

#5 Is a well-known astringent

Rosewater helps treat skin irritation on sensitive skin, balances out oily skin, softens and tones the skin. Along with being a good choice as an astringent, it serves as a great deep cleanser and toner and thus, make you look younger, naturally. As rose petals contain antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, they soothe the skin, providing relief from excessive irritation and itching.

TIP: A splash of rose water (especially after your routine skincare regime) gives a glowing effect and helps nourish the skin. However, do this regularly to see any results.

#6 Used to treat acne naturally

If you are suffering from acne and are looking out for some natural aids to deal with it, then rosewater might help you out. Apart from being a good moisturiser, rose petals contain antibacterial properties helps to dry the acne. Also the presence of phenyl ethanol, an antiseptic compound, makes rosewater effective against acne.

Benefits of Roses: Treat Acne Naturally

TIP: Soak few seeds of fenugreek in water at night and make a fine paste by adding rose water. Apply this on your face, leave for 20 minutes and rinse with cold rose water.

#7 Lightens your lip colour

Roses exert a stunning effect on your lips. They not only lend a pinkish hue to your lips but also make them soft as they moisturise the skin and enhance colour. Moreover, rose petals exfoliate your lips and make them look fuller.

TIP: Make a paste of fresh rose petals by adding a spoonful of milk cream and few drops of honey to the paste. Now, apply the paste to your lips. Allow it to stay for fifteen to twenty minutes and then wash it off with water.

Key Components of Physical Fitness

The 6 Key Components of Physical Fitness

Many of us are overwhelmed nowadays for getting stronger muscles, more strength, and higher energy levels etc. But there is a problem! Most of us don’t know where to start with? Before that, it makes sense that you should be aware of certain key components related to physical fitness.

These key components of physical fitness define a set of features that a person should take care of while starting his/her fitness regime. While choosing your physical activities, you should take care that you are enjoying it and it is taking into account components of physical fitness.

Key Components of Physical Fitness:

  1. Muscle Development

    Muscle Development: Key Component of Fitness

It is one of the most important components. Any kind of exercises you perform should develop your muscles. You should burn calories in order to avoid accumulation of fat in the body. Stronger muscles provide you more strength. You are less likely to catch various diseases as compared to the one who doesn’t perform exercises.

 

  1. Endurance

    Endurance: Key Components of Fitness

It refers to the ability of the body to engage in a physical activity for a long time. This is developed by performing it with increasing resistance over a period of time. Aerobic exercises and long country runs are a good source of developing endurance. This also helps in maintaining good health of the heart.

 

  1. Flexibility

    Flexibility: Key Components of Fitness

It is the ability of our body to move the joints and body parts through a wide range of motion. It is quite necessary for the movement of muscles in various sports. To develop and enhance flexibility, you should perform various stretching exercises.

 

  1. Reaction Time

    Reaction Time: Key Components of Fitness

That’s how fast and quickly you respond to a stimulus. It is much more of a genetic factor and it can be developed to a certain limit by engaging in some sports that require a quick response. Examples of some of these are football, volleyball, athletes starting race on the shot of bullet and much more.

 

  1. Rest and Relaxation

    Rest and Relaxation: Key Components of Fitness

After loads of exercises and sports, you need proper rest to rejuvenate your energy. It is mostly overlooked by many people. Instead, the body and muscles actually develop while resting and relaxing. The body requires more oxygen after exercises and sports to meet the demand of lungs and heart. Therefore, Yoga, meditation and Pilates can allow you to rest properly.

  1. Sleep

    Sleep: Key Components of Fitness

So, whatever above mentioned things you may try; but the importance of sleep cannot be neglected. Sufficient hours of sleep are very necessary for a good health. If you are not taking enough sleep then it can affect and degrade your overall health! You must ensure 6-8 hours of sleep every day for normal functioning of your body.

 

Hence, keeping the above key components of fitness in mind you may choose to do as many exercises as possible according to the time you have.

Make your life healthy and disease free!