Snow is falling, fast and furious, outside the window. You know you’re supposed to exercise frequently, but how’s a girl supposed to get her body moving when she’s stuck inside? Well, she just finds ways to exercise indoors, of course! Here are five of my favorite ways to get exercise inside your house. For safety, make sure to only do fitness activities in large areas that are free of breakable objects, sharp corners, and tripping hazards.
Go For a Walk
Crank up the music and start walking around your house! If your house has a circular floor plan, then walk laps around it. If not, just keep a brisk pace following the walls. Make sure to switch directions occasionally, so you don’t get dizzy!
Stretch it Out
Pick some stretches and try them out! Stretching is the perfect break while doing your homework or when you feel anxious, frustrated, or tense. Make sure not to overstretch and hurt your body! You can find lots of stretching ideas on the internet.
Learn From the Pros
Need some more ideas? Pop in an exercise DVD or watch some tutorials on YouTube and follow along with the experts.
Jump & Spin
Make up a series of jumping jacks, hula hooping, and jump roping (just stay away from mom’s priceless vase!). Alternate all three exercises for a heart-pumping workout.
Have A Snowball Fight
This idea is just plain fun! Have an indoor snowball fight with your parents or siblings by using foam balls, crumpled paper, or plush snowballs. You’ll get in a lot of running around and movement and enjoy it!
What would you add to this list?
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Our poor feet. Somebody should write a book from the point of view of feet. It would be quite the tale, filled with woe and agony!
Ok, so maybe I’m dramatizing a little bit, but how would you like to be someone’s transportation all day long? Our feet get thoroughly abused. They are the first to feel bumps, to get cut, to get wore out, and they are last to get cared for. Give your feet some TLC with my tips on how to have beautiful feet.
Grab a loofa and a special rock for callouses (you can find them in the beauty aisle) and get rubbing. Gently rub your heel and any other rough places. Be careful to not aggravate your skin. You just want to remove any dead skin cells on the surface.
Sometimes toenails can get a little beastly, so be sure to trim them as often as needed. When toenails are neglected they can become painful and in-grown. After you trim your nails, take your nail trimmers and carefully clip the hair on your big toes. That hair can get crazy if unkept just like any other hair on your body.
After your shower, grab a generous glob of lotion and apply a thick layer to your feet. Rub the lotion in thoroughly or until completely absorbed. If your feet are extremely dry, you can buy specialty foot lotion that might help a little better than body lotion.
Even though nobody will see your feet under your fuzzy winter socks, it still feels good to know that your feet look pretty. Paint your toenails with a pretty color or design, then seal it with coat of clear polish.
I hope your feet feel happy and healthy! Make my tips a part of your daily routine, or do them as needed.
When the weather gets colder, and especially when I am washing and sanitizing my hands a lot, my hands get very dry. After a lot of trial and error, I have found a few things that help keep my hands hydrated even in the coldest months, and I am excited to share them with you! (Side note - weren’t we writing blog posts about summer activities like a week ago? How am I now writing a blog post in NOVEMBER about winter!) Are you ready to get started?
1. Wear Gloves
If you are going to go outside in chilly weather - even for just a second - put on gloves to minimize your hands’ exposure to the elements. Lotion beforehand for extra hydration!
All. The. Time. Before you leave the house. When you get back in the house. Before bed. LOTION! There are lots of lotions around, so find one that works well for you - it should absorb into your skin without feeling greasy or oily.
3. Sugar Scrub
A sugar scrub is a mixture of a natural oil and sugar designed to scrub off dead skin and smooth your hands. Not only will sugar scrubbing a few times a week make your hands feel like silk, but it will also gently remove the top layer of skin that is most susceptible to cracking and drying. You can find lots of DIY sugar scrub tutorials (recipes?) online!
It’s fall y’all! And when fall comes, so do all those delicious snacks. Caramel apples, candy corn, chocolate, taffy, and lollipops........YUM! It sure is tempting to eat them all. But are those yummy fall foods treats or tricks? Today, I am going to dig deeper into the candy bowl to find out how fall sweets might be effecting your health.
- It tastes really good
- ...... (crickets chirping) ......
- Some candy can cause acne breakouts
- Sugar weakens your immune system and can cause “sugar crashes”
- Sugar can also cause cavities and unhealthy teeth
- Even “sugar free” candy can cause health problems
- Some people can have allergic reactions to food coloring and other ingredients in candy
I didn’t create those lists to totally discourage you from eating sweets. Eating a little bit now and then is ok, just try to have a little self control. Enjoy your fall and stay healthy!
Before we created our Health & Beauty category, B and I had written lots of related posts and placed them in other categories around our blog. Today, I'll be rounding up our best health & beauty-related posts from other sections of our blog. Are you ready to get started?
The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue
Check out our review of this great nonfiction book by clicking on the photo!
In this post, B shares some great tips for painting your nails!
4 of the Best Smoothie Recipes to Try
B did an awesome job with this post that is full of delicious and nutritious smoothie recipes!
Easy DIY Hair Helpers
Learn how to make a few super-simple hair accessories in this post!
Which of these posts will you be checking out first?
I hope you like the name of this post because I thought long and hard about it (actually my mom came up with the name). But seriously, sometimes eyebrows do need taming! Eyebrows are so important for the look of your face. They can show your mood, be playful, and set off your eyes...... if they are taken care of. Use my step-by-step guide lines to make them beautiful!
Get ready to beautify your brows by figuring out how they should look. Line a pencil up with the side of you nose to find the start, your nose to your eyes to find the end, and line those lines up to find the top. Take a look at the photo for this post to see an example.
Once your plan is done, find all you supplies. You will need tweezers, a mirror, and eyebrows.
Use your lines as a guide and tweeze all the hairs above the lines, in between your brows, and below the arch of your brows. Be careful to not tweeze too many hairs. Step back and take a look at your eyebrows after every few hairs that you tweeze.
Great job! I hope you are fully satisfied with your eyebrows.
Hello ladies, and welcome back to our blog! Today, I'm super excited to talk to you about skin, following up on B's lovely post a few weeks ago. Trust me, it will be fun. Let's dive in!
While I'm no skincare expert, those in the know suggest that pre-teen girls (ages 9-12) should use a light cleanser and a wet washcloth to wash their face morning and night, and follow it up with a gentle moisturizer. Around the ages of 12-14, girls may wish to use a cleanser specifically designed for oily skin. If they wear makeup, they should also use a makeup remover before bed. Talking to an esthetician (skincare expert) can be helpful if you struggle with more intense acne or have questions about your product routine.
These steps will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing.
- Don't pick at pimples (I know, easier said than done!)
- Don't go to bed with makeup on (ever!)
- Do drink lots of water
- Do wear sunscreen
- Avoid strong soaps that could dehydrate your skin
Want more skincare secrets? Check out B's 3 Best Skincare Tips and her post on Homemade Facials!
Good job, girl! You are on your way to glowing skin!
I LOVE facials. They feel sooooooo good, and they are great for your skin! And you know what I found? Homemade facials feel just as (or almost) as good as spa facials! Give these step by step instructions a try and see how good you feel.
Supplies you need:
* Store bought or homemade face mask cream (keep reading to find out how to make your own)
* Headband or hair wrap
1. Get started by taking a nice hot shower. Wash your face thoroughly.
2. After you get out of the shower, gently pat your face dry. Wrap up your wet hair or lightly dry it then pull it back with a soft headband.
3. Apply a light layer of face mask cream to your face. Let it dry for recommend time. Set cucumber slices on your eyes while the cream dries.
4. Completely wash off the face mask and remove the cucumber slices.
All done! How does your face feel? As promised, here are the face mask recipes:
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
Acne Buster Mask:
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Would you believe me if I told you there was a drink that could keep your temperature normal, increase energy and brain performance, help your skin, aid digestion, protect your joints and spinal cord, stabilize your heartbeat, and carry oxygen through your body? Well, there is, and it’s the clear liquid that flows out of your faucet.
Water has so many phenomenal benefits for your body! While you should always check with your doctor, some websites recommend drinking about 7-9 cups of water per day. Staying properly hydrated, especially in warmer climates and if you have a high level of physical activity, is so important. If you’re not a fan of plain water, you can try adding some lemon to your glass or making a caffeine-free cup of tea or ice tea.
What is your favorite way to drink water?
Welcome ladies to our 2nd Health & Beauty post! Today I am going to be discussing how to keep our largest organ healthy: the skin. You might not have known that the skin is considered an organ, but it totally is. In fact, without your skin the rest of your body would be so unhealthy. Here is a quick list of all the jobs that your skin does.
It helps you........
* Regulate your temperature
* Protect your body from water, dirt, bugs, germs and other unwanted things
* Hold your body together
* Touch and feel
* With vitamin production
Those are some really important jobs! Follow my suggestions below to take care of your skin. It deserves it because it takes care of you!
Since your skin is constantly exposed to air it is constantly drying out. Get some good lotion and apply a generous helping to your skin after you shower. You may need to moisturize more often in the winter and on your hands and elbows.
Help your skin stay healthy by giving it the vitamins in needs. Adding lemon juice to your water and staying in sunlight (but not long enough to get burnt) are two good ways to nourish your skin.
One way that your skin gets damaged it by harmful sun rays. Always apply lots of sunscreen to all exposed skin on sunny days. Don’t forget your face and any parts in your hair!
Note: Talk to your parents and doctors about lotion, sunscreen, and any other skin care you want to try
I hope these skin care tips help you! Let us know what you tried by commenting below.