Post surgery guide: fitness & nutrition

By Chloe Miller

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Any kind of procedure on our bodies can be very stressful, both physically and mentally, and requires a special care and approach when it comes to diet and physical activities. Now, depending on severity of the very procedure, the resting period and the getting back on your feet can vary, but it is important to, after consulting your doctor, determine your post surgery routine. If done properly exercising can actually help you recover faster and diet can help your wounds heal and your organism to recover from such anxious period. So, let us find out how an ideal post recovery period should look like.

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Getting ready for swimsuit season

By Gabriella Diesendorf
We all dream of the perfect body, tight stomach and toned legs, but when we need to start doing something about it, that is when the problem occurs. Something is always more important than trainings, healthy diet and well-balanced lifestyle. Nevertheless, those are some of the most important factors that influence our body shape. If you have finally decided to start taking care of your body, and you want to achieve a fit look in a healthy way, these suggestions will help you do it.

Training

It is essential you put your body in the move as much as possible, especially since the swimsuit season is approaching. Every little step you make will count. Therefore, turn the music on and start dancing. Zumba classes are perfect for people who like to dance and lose weight at the same time. Additionally, avoid elevators and climb up the stairs at work.

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Beauty Secrets from the Land Down Under

By Gabriella Diesendorf
Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Portia de Rossi, Kylie Minogue and Elle Macpherson have something in common. They are all gorgeous and they all come from the Land Down Under. Australian women really have something about them and they really are stunningly beautiful. Therefore, if you are looking for some beauty tips, you should definitely try and learn some of the secrets and ideas from those ladies. Here are some of them, so pay attention and implement them in your beautifying routines.

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Yarrow Root
This is a wonderful plant used by the Aboriginal women to moisturize their skin. This ancient recipe is not used simply to keep the skin from becoming dry, but also to fight off one of the biggest enemies of lovely skin – stretch marks. Since yarrow root has some anti-inflammatory properties, as well, it is used to treat those cracks in the skin that happen after pregnancy or some other type of sudden weight gain or weight loss.

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Meet our newest team member!

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Meet Our Guest Writer – Gabriella Diesendorf!
Gabriella  is a freelance writer from Australia and a devoted mother. She enjoys various topics such as beauty, green lifestyle choices and parenting techniques.
Join us in Welcoming Gabriella Diesendorf to the Dose of Vitamin F Team!!

Sweet ’16

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“At 16, set your goals, turn your dreams into reality, you have your whole life ahead of you.” -Unknown

Here we are, in the second month of the year 2016, meaning you either stayed in the race with your goals or you completely gave up because something did not go exactly as planned. Much like the year you turned 16 years old, this year marks the beginning of the rest of your life. This year you’ve more than likely set goals for the amount of weight you want to lose, you’ve determine what foods you won’t eat, and you’ve told yourself that you’re leaving everything that wasn’t good for you last year behind. Granted we do this every year on January 1st and every year on our birthdays; however, by day 3 we have failed completely.

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10 Fun & Creative Date Ideas

By Bree Fesh
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m sure a lot of us are racking our brains with questions of what we can possibly do for a fun date. Unfortunately, on this alleged romantic holiday a lot of us just settle for going out to dinner and maybe seeing a movie, yawn. Where is the spice? Where’s the romance?! Well, no fear, because I’ve constructed a list of 10 fun date ideas for new and seasoned couples alike that will surely make this Valentine’s Day unique and memorable!

 

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10 Delicious Recipes That Are Actually Good For You

By Bree Fesh

Since it is still early in this great new year of 2016, I’m sure if you are anything like me you’re still trying to hold true to your resolutions. Like many of us, one of my resolutions was to get my diet back on track and eat healthier. However, I’m sure as most of you know this isn’t always such an easy feat to accomplish between dining out, working late and not wanting to go home and cook, and of course not wanting to be the only sad person eating a salad, eating healthy is tough. That’s why in this article I decided to share some of my favorite recipes from around the web that are healthy, delicious, low calorie, and easy to make! Continue Reading

Lifestyle Supplement: The New Normal

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I found out about my mother’s sexual orientation my 7th grade year and at that time I did not understand what that would mean for me as her daughter, yet I also didn’t know what she dealt with as far as hiding it from the public eye. Having friends living the lifestyle of a homosexual never compared to having a parent living the lifestyle. Life went from having a step-father and a mother to having a mother and her girlfriend. Life as we knew it changed quickly and nobody asked questions we just went with it.

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Natural Makeup Trend Alert!

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When it comes to wearing makeup a lot of women like to look as natural as possible. Now, just because you want to come off as wearing minimal makeup doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it or have a “beat” face. The “no makeup”makeup look also known as the “natural makeup” trend has become very popular on the runways and leaves people wondering of all the tricks used to achieve such looks. My goal is to tell you how to do two simple natural makeup looks!

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Holiday Gift List

Hi everyone and happy holidays! I can’t believe that it’s already that time of year again when Starbucks has their holiday drinks (and dare I mention cups?) out, snow is starting to fall, and Christmas is coming right around the corner. So if you are anything like me you are all about the giving this season (even though receiving isn’t half bad either) and are trying to figure out the perfect gift for that special someone as well as your friends and family! Having trouble? No fear! Because I’ve been doing some research and have compiled a holiday “gift list” of 10 unique items suitable for guys and gals! Let’s get to it shall we?
  1. Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Kit
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    • With cold weather lurking around the corner and winter activities such as ice skating, snowman building, and snowball fights ensuing, you’re going to want to keep your hands from getting chapped and dry right? That’s why the Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Kit is a perfect gift for the holiday season! And as the Burt’s website states: “With Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to nourish, Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme and Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream to moisturize, this kit has everything you need for naturally beautiful hands.” Now I think that’s a gift anyone would love!

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