That Detoxifying Beverage Called Lime Water

Our body is made up of 60 percent water and because of this, water is important to our health. Water helps us hydrate, wash away toxins and help us feel more enthusiastic. Studies show that we need to drink 8 glasses of water daily to remain healthy.

 

Water can be a bit boring for some people though because it just tastes plain. Some people prefer flavored beverages which can have high sugar content that could damage our body. As a healthy alternative, lime water has emerged to satisfy thirst and promote a healthy lifestyle.

 

Here are some amazing benefits that you  could get from lime water:

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Just imagine drinking that healthy beverage regularly and enjoying every drop of it! Drinking water has never been this tasty and satisfying. There are other detoxifying water recipes you could try:

Happy detox to you!

Happiness 101: Laughter is the Best Medicine

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”
― Audrey Hepburn

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Happiness is a very powerful thing for it can bring wondrous benefits to our health and help us keep a positive view in our life. Some people say happiness never lasts long and laughter is just a waste of breath. Well, don’t let negatrons ruin your optimistic perspective and let’s try to enjoy every second of our happy moments.

 

There are fascinating reasons to enjoy  good laugh and maintain happiness in our lives. Here are some to keep you smiling:

 

keyHappiness is the key to success. Numerous studies show that happy people are successeful in differetn aspects of life such as, marriage, friendship, income, job performance and health.

Happy people as less likely to get sick. A Carnegie Mellon University study shows that happy people are less likely to catch colds.They also experienced fewer symptoms even when they did get sick.

An optimistic attitude makes life easier. A positive outlook in life reduces pain and sadness. Bad things do happen and you just need to deal with them positively to move on with your life.

heartA positive influence on others. Happiness can be infectious and being happy affects people around you. A simple smile or laugh can instantly change someone else’s mood.

Happiness keeps you contented. Contentment in life prevents you from harboring feelings of envy and jealousy. You would be able to live comfortably without thinking about outshining others.

Happier means healthier. According to Dr. Andrew Steptoe, a professor of the British Heart Foundation at University College London, there’s a direct link between how we’re feeling and the biological processes which relate to illness.

Enjoy a longer life by being happy. A study of older adults published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, show that older people who were happier had a 35% lower risk of dying than those who were least happy.

Happiness triggers creativity. Researchers have shown that people then to be more creative when they are in a positive mood. People with positive emotions also show a higher level of productivity.

 

Being happy is totally up to the person but, it never hurts to share a smile or laugh especially with your loved ones.

 

 

Zumba 101 : Getting Healthy The Fun Way

Dance to inspire, dance to freedom, life is about experiences so dance and let yourself become free.

Shah Asad Rizvi

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Zumba has become increasingly popular nowadays because people find it to be a fun way to lose weight and keep fit. It has now become a regular on most gyms across the country. Not only on gyms, we see people doing it in public parks and to some viewers, it can be funny but inspiring at the same time.

Let’s take a plunge and discover more about what Zumba is all about.

 

Created During 1990’s

Zumba is a dance fitness program developed by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez. It all started when Perez forgot to bring his tape of aerobics music for his class and improvised a class using conventional latin music.

 

Trademarked

Zumba is a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. Even though the name sound rather exciting, it doesn’t really have a particular meaning.

 

Diverse Music

Zumba classes are typically an hour long and it includes music with fast and slow rhythms. Music comes from diverse dance styles such as, salsa, mambo, merengue, hip hop, samba, tango, flamenco and so on.

 

9 Different Types Of Classes

There are different types of classes according to different levels of age and exertion. Classes are: Zumba Gold, Zumba Step, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba in the Circuit, Zumba Kids, Zumba Kids Jr., Zumba Gold-Toning and Zumba Sentao.

 

Okay, now we’re done with the basics. Let’s move on the benefits that we could get from this fun fitness program.

 

Burns away calories and fat.

An average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a Zumba class. A participant’s energy exertion is maximized for fat burning with classes that are choreographed appropriately.

 

Improved body coordination.

A Zumba class, can give you an opportunity to improve your coordination by closely following the dance steps done by the instructor.

 

Full body workout.

Zumba can provide a workout from head to toe by the dance movements involved in each class. Beginners can find themselves waking up to a post-workout feeling the next day.

 

Aerobically fit.

Zumba can increase your heart rate by the upbeat songs during the class. Exercising for a prolonged time can eventually increase the strength of your heart.

 

More encouraged to exercise.

Zumba is quite enjoyable that it doesn’t feel like hard work. Makes you think twice about getting exercise and makes you come back for more.

 

It’s for everyone.

For the fact that it has different types of classes, Zumba is for everyone at any age level. Anyone can join and groove to the music!

 

Socially healthy.

In a Zumba class, you would be able to meet different people who you would eventually socialize with.

 

So, there you go, a relatively fun and exciting way to exercise which can you a more positive experience in keeping fit.

 

Dying to try it? Check out the video below for a Zumba Dance Wokout for Beginners.