Are You Living A Balanced Lifestyle?

Do you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and well rested? Are you within your weight by ten pounds? Perhaps you do one of these. Walk briskly for one hour, exercise or calisthenics, sport of your choice, or light aerobic exercise? The body needs physical exercise of some kind once a day. If you work at a desk job you should get up every hour and do some stretches to get the blood flowing. When you get home, take a walk or do some light aerobic exercise.

Health-wise you should eat at least four servings of raw food a day. Most nutritionists say that eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables ensures you are receiving your daily intake of nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. An example of this is to eat a red apple with your breakfast, a green salad for lunch, a yellow orange for snack, and a purple cabbage slaw with dinner.For more information  visit

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Choosing Perfect Cocktail Accessories

It’s not just the last long weekend of summer but also the last weekend of nice and warm weather for lifestyle domination. It’s the last one before school year starts again. As soon as fall arrives we will all get busy with school, work and there won’t be much excitement left for the weekends unlike summers. But party season should never end, even if it’s time to go back to school and work! Now is the time for all of us going back to school or college to stock up on party accessories, not just for the parties during the long weekend but also during the school year. We need to be fashion forward and have all our fashion accessories ready much before our friends do.

One of the most essential cocktail party accessories is a black clutch purse. Black clutches are most common because black is such a universal color that it goes with outfits of any color for any occasion. Also, since most women like to wear their little black dresses for cocktail parties, black and silver accessories are the best to match with them. A black clutch purse is almost like a wardrobe essential in any woman’s closet with an active social life. Black clutch purses specially embellished with crystals and rhinestones are very delicate looking and enhance the beauty of any cocktail outfit.

Along with a black clutch purse another accessory that is a must-have for a cocktail party is a long waterfall necklace. Long statement necklaces look elegant and royal along with giving a brand new look to the little black dress you have worn to a party before. Black looks great with gold and silver both, so you choose a necklace in either metal tone, depending on the metal tone of the other accessories that you have on or to match the embellishment on your dress. To complete a cocktail party outfit you definitely need a cocktail ring. Cocktail rings can be made of sterling silver embellished with clear or colored rhinestones. They are worn in the hand that you hold your cocktail with and make the cocktail glass look more attractive.

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7 Common Health Mistakes Made by People With Depression

As I have worked with my own depression, I have found that for a long time, there were seven basic mistakes that I was making with my health, which I think a lot of people make. I saw several psychiatrists, psychologists and doctors about my depression, and not one of them mentioned these crucial aspects of nutrition.

The best natural way to raise serotonin levels is to get more protein. Basically, the protein that we get from the food that we eat gets broken down into the amino acids that are required to create the body’s proteins. It is these proteins that are used to create neurotransmitters. Many of these amino acids are referred to as essential amino acids, meaning we can only get them from food. Our bodies cannot make essential amino acids by themselves. It is important to get the recommended daily amount of protein, and it’s important to get this protein throughout the day. A person cannot eat one 12-ounce steak at dinner and get all the protein he or she needs. Basically, there is too much protein in that single meal for the body to successfully break down, so much of it gets metabolized as sugar. We actually need approximately 30-35% of the daily recommended amount of protein at each of our three meals (or to plan protein-based snacks throughout the day).

There are several neurotransmitters implicated in depression: serotonin is the one more commonly influenced by antidepressant drugs, but dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine have all received attention as potential causes of depression. All of these neurotransmitters are created using different essential amino acids. So, for example, serotonin comes from Tryptophan. Tryptophan is found in cottage cheese, milk, lean meats, eggs, dairy products, turkey, brown rice, nutritional yeast, soy products, nuts (particularly peanuts and almonds), seeds, and Spirulina (an algae high in protein). Meanwhile, apples, bananas, beets, chicken, cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, fish (especially mackerel, salmon, striped bass, rainbow trout, halibut, tuna, and sardines), watermelon, wheat germ, beans and legumes all potentially get broken down to help us create dopamine and/or nor epinephrine. More info for depression here stellarlifestyles.

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