Live the Organic Dream https://www.livetheorganicdream.com Mon, 29 Jul 2019 08:20:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Crafting Revisited: Picking Up on the Old Habit With New Tools on Hand https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/crafting-revisited-picking-up-on-the-old-habit-with-new-tools-on-hand/ Wed, 31 Jul 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1829 A weekend of decluttering led to yet another weekend activity: arts and crafts. After organizing our tools and replenishing our supplies, we decided it’s time to put our well-stocked toolboxes and drawers to good use. We experimented with some of the materials and supplies we have on hand. Water Coloring with Stampers Having bought a …

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A weekend of decluttering led to yet another weekend activity: arts and crafts. After organizing our tools and replenishing our supplies, we decided it’s time to put our well-stocked toolboxes and drawers to good use. We experimented with some of the materials and supplies we have on hand.

Water Coloring with Stampers

Having bought a lot of stazon inks previously, and with duplicates, too, we could pick a few dupes and explored other ways to use it. This is other than for stamping; we used it for water coloring, and the results were fantastic.

Since the ink doesn’t blot when water is applied to it, it was easy to paint stamped images and drawings. This is by using this technique and coloring material without ruining the outline of the image. To do this, make sure the lid of the ink case is completely closed.

Give it gentle squeeze to release some of its ink onto the back of the cover, which will be used as the coloring for this experiment. So we used one of our favorite stamps and colored inside it using a water brush and the ink that we squeezed out of the stamp pad.

The intensity of the paint can be controlled by the amount of water applied to it. Surprisingly, the ink was easy to work with, and the result was quite fantastic!

Designing Stationery Envelopes

Decided to put the packs of card stock to use and made two different sizes of envelopes using the envelope punch board. The good thing about using this tool is that the finished product looks as if a professional stationery maker actually did it. The edges are trimmed evenly, and the cuts are clean.

And because we loved our new water coloring technique, we decided to apply the same to our envelopes to give it a bit of color and unique design. For this crafting session, we used different ink colors to create a lively design.

We used the water pen for this one as well. It is easier to control the amount of water that is applied and to prevent excessive water from soaking the surface of the card.

Journal Decorating

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One other thing we used to do was to write in journals. This time, other than simply writing entries about our day, we decided to infuse it with daily art and doodles, to make it more fun and different. There are plenty of ways to use a journal notebook and plenty of ways to decorate it, too.

And because of its size, it’s quite the portable art medium. You can take it anywhere, use it anywhere and any which way you wish. This makes it the perfect companion for traveling or simply as a catch-all for work and art ideas.

We’re thrilled to have discovered new ways to use our arts and crafts supplies. As well as find ways that allow us to let our creative juices flow and create something that makes us happy. Art is highly therapeutic, and best of all, it’s fun to do.

Have you done any crafting projects yourself lately? Perhaps it’s the perfect time to schedule a crafting project for a weekend spent beyond the ordinary routine.

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Stay Safe: How to Survive an Avalanche https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/stay-safe-how-to-survive-an-avalanche/ Mon, 29 Jul 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1811 Skiing is an enjoyable experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. But along with this pastime are some risks that could change an exciting hobby into a nightmarish event. One particular event that you should try to avoid and be prepared for is an avalanche. It can happen at any time, …

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Skiing is an enjoyable experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. But along with this pastime are some risks that could change an exciting hobby into a nightmarish event.

One particular event that you should try to avoid and be prepared for is an avalanche. It can happen at any time, and if you’re at its path, you should know what to do to survive.

Don’t try to outrun it

If you see an avalanche bearing down on you, don’t even try to outrun it because you won’t be able to. Outrunning an avalanche only happens in the movies, so your best chance to survive this disaster is to move perpendicular to it. Try to get as far away from the middle of that avalanche as possible.

Now, if the avalanche starts at your feet, do your best to jump upslope. This way, you’ll be avoiding the fracture line, and you won’t get caught up with the cascading snow. As soon as you get out of the middle of harm’s way, you need to keep yourself rooted.

Grab onto something

There’s no telling how big the avalanche is going to be. Maybe you were able to avoid the fracture line when it started to fall beneath your feet, but you might have unsettled the snow above you, which is now crashing towards you.

To improve your chances of surviving, grab onto something strong to keep you in place. Look for a tree branch or a rock, and grab onto it as hard as you can. If the crashing snow is too strong, and you get uprooted, try to “swim” with the flow so that you’ll stay above the avalanche.

Breathe and signal

If you happen to get buried under all that snow, you should create some room to breathe. So, if you see that you’re about to be buried by an avalanche, cup your mouth with your hands to give it some space to breathe.

Taking in large gulps of air will also help you survive under all that snow. It will help your lungs expand and give you enough space to breathe.

You should also keep in mind to give your rescuers all the things they need to find you. That means you should wear something bright that can be seen for miles. There may be a chance that you’ll be half-buried.

You can wear an Arcteryx vest, for one. This brand has lots of colorful attires that can be seen for miles. In addition to that, make sure that your overall outfit can easily be seen so that means your shoes, helmet and gloves sport bright colors.

Stay calm

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Most importantly, you should stay calm and not panic. Panicking will quicken your breathing, making it harder for you to breathe. Also, if you panic, you might find the urge to move and try to dig yourself out of the snow. This could loosen the snow even more and bury you even more. Try to sit tight and wait for the rescuers to come for you.

We never know when avalanches can happen. But as long as you know what to do in the event that an avalanche occurs, you’ll be able to survive it. Even the smallest detail might be able to save your life.

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Early Signs of Type 2 Diabetes https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/early-signs-of-type-2-diabetes/ Sun, 28 Jul 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1823 Glucose is a simple sugar that serves as fuel for the cells. While they have enough glucose in the bloodstream, persons with diabetes have a problem utilizing the glucose in the cells. That said, they feel hungry sooner than later despite eating enough. Receiving a Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes An experienced family doctor in West Jordan and other areas …

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Glucose is a simple sugar that serves as fuel for the cells. While they have enough glucose in the bloodstream, persons with diabetes have a problem utilizing the glucose in the cells. That said, they feel hungry sooner than later despite eating enough.

Receiving a Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes

An experienced family doctor in West Jordan and other areas may give a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes if the symptoms are consistent and the tests confirm it. Doctors report that most of the people they diagnose with Type 2 diabetes have already been harboring the disease for about five years.

The early signs may not be noticeable and most people are unaware that the changes in their habits are already symptoms of diabetes. Taken together, the following signs suggest diabetes at an early age. Which signs have you been exhibiting lately?

Impaired Blood Circulation

The simplest and earliest indication of impaired circulation is the delayed healing of a superficial cut. When a typical wound is taking a few months to heal, it is an indication that the blood circulation is impaired. Consistently high levels of glucose in the bloodstream could damage the blood vessel lining. If you have a wound that does not heal, it is at risk for infection. For these reasons, you should see a doctor and ask for a professional opinion on the matter.

Yeast infection

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Chronic yeast infection is a problem in itself, but it can be a sign of diabetes as well. Sugar is food for yeasts, which multiplies in excess in the body and causes infections. The moist and warm areas of the skin are most prone to harbouring yeast. Armpits and genitals are most commonly affected. When these areas are infected, they become itchy. Other people experience a burning sensation. The area may be red and sore as well if the infection worsens.

Problems in Vision

Damage to blood vessels in the eyes can lead to blurry vision. One or both eyes may be affected and it could lead to severe problems, including permanent blindness. Blurriness due to diabetes comes and goes. When the lens of the eyes is damaged due to high blood sugar, the vision problem worsens even more. People who already have eye problems will experience more symptoms if they have diabetes. You need to see an optometrist immediately to change the prescription of your eyeglasses.

Type 2 vs. Type 1 Diabetes

In Type 2 diabetes, the blood sugar levels are too high, which affects the sensitivity of the cells to insulin. It is characterized by insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes may be diagnosed in adults. In Type 1 diabetes, the problem is insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas. There is not enough insulin to allow the cells to utilize glucose. The symptoms are quite similar, but Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed much earlier, usually in childhood.

When you feel any of the symptoms enumerated above, you must pay attention. Your body is showing you signs that there could be something wrong. If you have the symptoms and experience extreme thirst and frequent urination as well, it’s time to see your doctor for a consultation.

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5 Ways to Reduce Eye Twitching https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/5-ways-to-reduce-eye-twitching/ Thu, 25 Jul 2019 21:59:38 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1818 Eyelid twitching, known medically as myokymia, is the involuntary contraction of the eyelid muscles. While it is not exactly life-threatening, it can be bothersome, especially when you are in public. These are five of the things that you can do so that you will no longer have to worry about eye twitching. Consider having a …

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Eyelid twitching, known medically as myokymia, is the involuntary contraction of the eyelid muscles. While it is not exactly life-threatening, it can be bothersome, especially when you are in public. These are five of the things that you can do so that you will no longer have to worry about eye twitching.

Consider having a Botox

Botox procedures are not just for those who are worried about wrinkles and blemishes on their faces. In recent years, a lot of Botox operations have also been done because they help relieve the constant contracture and twitch of the muscles that surround the eyes.

You should do it if the twitch happens a lot. If you are experiencing twitching near your eyes, you might want to consider a botox procedure as it might solve the problem you are having. Head on over to a plastic surgeon in Salt Lake City.

Gently massage your eyelids with a warm compress

Warm compress is one of your best bets if you want to stop your eyes from twitching. One of the leading causes of eye twitching is muscle stress, and the warmth from the compress will be able to facilitate healing in the eye area.

Put it in your eye area for a little more than 20 minutes while also gently massaging your eyelid using your fingers. Make small, circular motions in your eyelids so the twitching will be gone faster.

Make sure that you get rest

As already mentioned above, eye twitching is a result of stress, fatigue, and even poor nutrition. If the eye twitching bothers you so much, you should get some rest. At the very least, you should take six to eight hours of sleep.

While this will not totally eliminate the stress that you are feeling, it will help you reduce the stressors in your life. Even short naps (not more than 15 minutes) will help a lot in dealing with the eye twitching.

Get a break from facing screens

A lot of workers do not realize how much stress the eyes go through when you work in front of a computer or phone screen. This is one of the causes of eye twitching, which is why you should limit your exposure to the screen.

If it cannot be avoided, you should at least have a regular break from the screens. This way, you will be able to limit the harmful effect the screen has on your eyes and the muscles surrounding it.

Limit your caffeine intake

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While not enough studies confirm the exact relationship between massive coffee intake and eye twitching, there is enough clear association between the two. While caffeine can be good at making sure that you last eight hours in the workplace, too much may cause your eye to start twitching.

If possible, you should not go beyond two cups of coffee on a daily basis. You can also switch to healthier sources of caffeine like green tea.

There are several approaches that you can take to solve eye twitching. You can go for Botox if it has become a recurring thing or you can do a warm compress if it is your first time experiencing it.

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The Grim Reality of Eating Disorders https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/the-grim-reality-of-eating-disorders/ Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:00:36 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1805 One out of 10 Americans suffers from eating disorders. Chances are, you probably know someone with a hidden eating disorder. Eating disorders can be dangerous — even more so as they are hard to spot. Get to know the most common eating disorders in the USA and what signs to look out for. Anorexia Anorexia …

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One out of 10 Americans suffers from eating disorders. Chances are, you probably know someone with a hidden eating disorder. Eating disorders can be dangerous — even more so as they are hard to spot. Get to know the most common eating disorders in the USA and what signs to look out for.

Anorexia

Anorexia or anorexia nervosa is probably the most well-known eating disorder, having been the subject of multiple documentaries and feature films. An individual suffering from anorexia will severely restrict their calorie intake and maintain a strict exercise regimen to be thinner. The condition can be quite dangerous as months of continued malnutrition can lead to loss of bone density, heart failure, complications in the brain, and even death. Individuals with anorexia will go to great lengths to hide their condition, often layering their clothing to hide their increasingly thinning figure and applying makeup and styling their hair to conceal their face. When eating is unavoidable, they will purge the food from their system by either throwing up or by using laxatives. Treatment for anorexia requires a combination of psychotherapy and actual medical care, especially in extreme cases, usually through a short residency in anorexia nervosa treatment centers.

Bulimia

Woman eating pizza in the toilet seat

Like anorexia, bulimia nervosa is another condition associated with losing weight. Bulimia isn’t as noticeable as anorexia, and the weight loss isn’t as drastic. Individuals suffering from the disease will often cycle through stages of fasting and binge-eating with bouts of purging after eating. While vomiting is the most widely known method of purging, some bulimic individuals also use diuretics, laxatives, prolonged fasting, and rigorous exercise. Bulimia is harder to spot than anorexia as bulimic individuals will often maintain healthy body weight and appearance. Bulimia can lead to damaged throats, worn teeth, acid reflux, damage to the esophagus, dehydration, and chemical and hormonal imbalance. In extreme cases, the imbalance in the number of electrolytes in the body can lead to strokes and heart attacks.

Binge Eating

Binge eating is probably the most common eating disorder in the USA. It is so common that it went unrecognized as an eating disorder. Unlike the two previous conditions, binge-eaters will not purge or fast, and the condition is associated with weight gain and not weight loss. Binge-eaters will typically consume large amounts of food in response to particular stressors. Binging on food is usually accompanied by feelings of guilt and shame — usually done when alone or with family. Binge-eaters are likely to be overweight and obese, which increases their risk of conditions and diseases associated with excess weight such as, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and an increased risk of strokes. Binge-eaters are less likely to be diagnosed as the condition is often considered normal behavior. Being overweight is considered more reasonable and socially acceptable than being (vastly) underweight, and the condition can remain undiagnosed for years.

Any type of eating disorder can be dangerous when taken to the extreme or after long periods. Make sure to look out for signs among your friends and family and don’t hesitate to reach out and offer help.

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72 Hours in the City of Light, Paris https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/72-hours-in-the-city-of-light-paris/ Tue, 23 Jul 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1797 Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. Characterized by rich culture, beautiful buildings, storied past, delicious food, and a distinct ambiance that sets it apart from others, it comes as no surprise that many people visit and revisit the City of Light. A short holiday will not allow you to experience …

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Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. Characterized by rich culture, beautiful buildings, storied past, delicious food, and a distinct ambiance that sets it apart from others, it comes as no surprise that many people visit and revisit the City of Light.

A short holiday will not allow you to experience and see all that Paris has to offer. If 72 hours is all the time you have, here are some suggestions of things to do and places to visit during a short trip.

Palais-Royal Gardens

Paris is a busy city that has a frenetic hustle and bustle. If you want to get away from the chaos, visit the Palais-Royal Gardens. The formal gardens and boutiques date back to the time of Louis XIV. The manicured appeal and old-world charm will make you want to linger longer. World-class designers and perfumers call this elegant, complex home. You will see names such as Maison Fabre and Lavabre Cadet, Rick Owens and Pierre Hardy while exploring.

Luxembourg Gardens

The Luxembourg Gardens is a primary tourist destination for first-timers and return visitors. The Latin Quarter and the Saint-Germain-des-Pres surrounds the atmospheric garden. Locals go to the garden to relax, get a tan, or have a picnic. Go on an afternoon, leisurely stroll and soak in the Parisian ambiance.

Eiffel Tower

eiffel tower and gardenThe most iconic landmark in Paris, the Tour Eiffel or Eiffel Tower is a must for everyone visiting the City of Light. As cliché as the tower is, it’s still remarkable to look at and take pictures of. It elicits a sense of awe and nostalgia from visitors. Go up the tower to get overlooking views of the city at night or during blue hour. Look for a French Chateau near Paris to be as close as possible to the city’s top attractions during your holiday.

Musee d’Orsay

Paris has several museums that display the artworks of modern and classical artists. One-stop to include in your itinerary is the Musee d’Orsay. The museum is home to the work of famous Impressionists such as Van Gogh, Manet, Gaugin, Cezanne, and others. Go on a guided tour to learn more about the paintings you will see, and eat or drink at the restaurants and cafes nearby.

The Louvre

The Louvre is another Paris icon; this beautiful structure is a city landmark and is often on the pages and covers of magazines and travel websites. The museum has several displays and exhibits that change year-round, but there are also mainstays that attract visitors from all over the world.

Walk Around the Marais

If you want to go on a shopping spree, Paris is one of the cities to do so. The Marais is a shopper’s haven because of the many high-end brands, cocktail bars, cafes, and restaurants in the neighborhood. The charming alleys, historic buildings, and beautiful architecture will also occupy your mind as you wander and weave in and out of shops.

Palace of Versailles

This beautiful palace complex is one of the grandest and most beautiful in the world. It is a symbol of power and affluence during the ancient regimes. This may be a famous tourist destination, but you can avoid the crowds by finding a quiet spot or go at a time where foot traffic is the least.

These are only a few of the places you can visit during your 72 hours’ trip around Paris. Plan the next holiday to discover and experience all the city has to offer.

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Elements of a Western-Themed Interior Décor https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/elements-of-a-western-themed-interior-decor/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 05:11:33 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1790 The old west was characterized by themes such as a rustic cowboy hideaway, the western lodge style, the cabin in the hills, or a cattle ranch — all these styles aimed at capturing the charm and warmth of the western culture. The western decoration majorly focuses on rock, leather, wood, and metallic materials. These characterize …

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The old west was characterized by themes such as a rustic cowboy hideaway, the western lodge style, the cabin in the hills, or a cattle ranch — all these styles aimed at capturing the charm and warmth of the western culture.

The western decoration majorly focuses on rock, leather, wood, and metallic materials. These characterize the richness of traditions and creativity using natural and locally available materials. As such, if you are an aspiring cowboy, scouring straw cowboy hats for sale is not enough. Instead, you also need to incorporate western-themed décor into your home, and understanding the elements of this theme is a good starting point.

Cowhide

Cowhide is a perfect starting point for an aspiring cowboy. You can go for a cowhide rug that is organically shaped, untrimmed or a piece that has artistic natural looking patterns spread across the rug. Other creative options may include cowhide upholstery, mirror frames, pillows, or ottomans. However, note that for cowhide to come out as classy as intended, it should only be used on one large item or a few small matched pieces. The idea here is to simulate the rugged range, not bringing the entire heard in your house.

Wildlife and Horse Art

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Investing in new furniture can be expensive. If you are not ready, then the work of art is a more affordable way of spelling the western theme in your interiors. The best options should be an equine-themed art with a Native American rider, or any other western-themed animal art. Additionally, Windland landscapes, western wildlife, and traditional American artistry are also popular arts amongst cowboys. If you are a serious art collector, there will be plenty of pieces for you in major cowboy festivals or sales.

Iron and Metal Work

This theme pays homage to the blacksmiths of yesterday. Modern ironwork can anchor the design of your room to create a balance between the traditional western culture and modern-day interior décor. Unlike the bulky metal work of yesterday smiths, modern metal smiths only make items referred to as fine art with plenty of creativity. You can incorporate ironworks in your fire pit or firebox, as a lighting fixture, as a candle holder, or as a simple support table. The iron and metal work theme creates a perfect balance on the romantic floral, glam and glitter, as well as the softer fabrics in your house.

Navajo Textiles and Rugs

Woven Navajo rugs come in a wide variety, with the price range depending on the specific artisan and the authenticity of the particular piece. Ordinary Navajos are used on the walls and floors of a home, while the Native American Navajos are used on pillows, runners, table linens among other uses. Similar to the cowhide, Navajo textiles and rugs should be used minimally, preferable on single large items or multiple small items.

Western décor is much about spunk and spirit to harmonize desert beauty with the rustic but rugged cowboy charm.  To get affordable yet state of the art décor, lookout for western-themed cowboy sales to find the finest of rustic pieces.

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Things to Do Before You Move to Your New Home https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/things-to-do-before-you-move-to-your-new-home/ https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/things-to-do-before-you-move-to-your-new-home/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:52:49 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1785 A new house, especially a newly constructed one, can be a hard pill to swallow for those moving in. There is much stress involved, especially when you’re asking your family to start their life in a new location. You can reduce much of that stress by doing the right preparations. Here are some of the …

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A new house, especially a newly constructed one, can be a hard pill to swallow for those moving in. There is much stress involved, especially when you’re asking your family to start their life in a new location. You can reduce much of that stress by doing the right preparations. Here are some of the things that you should do before making that decisive move:

Ensure the Utilities Are On

When you arrive at your new place, you don’t want to be greeted with no heating, water, or electricity. This is why you need to ensure that the house is fully activated when it comes to utilities. Contact the local utility companies and have them turn everything on. You need to pay for the initial activation, so have the money ready. Additionally, it’s best to schedule the activation a few days before your arrival so that nothing gets wasted.

Proper Interior Design

You do not want to move into an empty house. Understandably, you might want to bring furniture along when moving, but it is good to have some semblance of furnishings when you arrive. Not just the basic stuff either. There are experts in interior design in Phoenix and other cities. You can work with them to ensure that your home looks good when you arrive.

This can involve everything from painting the walls to arranging the furniture, so you will want this done before you arrive. This ensures that all you will be doing is just moving in and start living.

Set Up Security

Security is a significant concern when you are in a new house. You want to be safe from intruders and other dangers. This is why you will want to install new locks on everything. Don’t just settle for a simple lock either. Those are so easy to break. You will want to install deadbolts on all major entrances. These are harder to break, and they can’t be easily defeated.

Besides the primary security, you might also be in the market for more high-tech security options. Alarms and motion-triggered lights are a good choice. You will need to set these up and have the code ready so that when you spend your first night in your home, you’ll be sleeping safely.

Make It Pet-friendly

You don’t want pets to ruin your moving day by being nervous wrecks. New homes are even more jarring for them. If you own a pet, then have a pet-friendly space in the yard or indoors. Stock it with their favorite treats and toys and keep them away from loud noises. This will help them acclimate to their new surroundings.

Fix the Paperwork

Moving to a new place involves significant amounts of paperwork. This starts from your insurance to your voter registration. Eliminate all these worries by doing them beforehand. This ensures that your move is smooth in terms of legal stuff like a new home address.

This list should be a great help in ensuring that your home is livable. The stress of moving can be significantly reduced if everything looks great and works correctly.

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Start A Good Diet For Your Heart…and Your Life https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/start-a-good-diet-for-your-heart-and-your-life/ https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/start-a-good-diet-for-your-heart-and-your-life/#respond Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:00:31 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1702 Our heart is what makes us a living thing in this world and enjoy what life has to offer. But, how ironic it is to think that most of the time, what we do, more specifically what we eat, tend to endanger our cardiac health, without us knowing it. That’s mainly the reason why some …

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Our heart is what makes us a living thing in this world and enjoy what life has to offer. But, how ironic it is to think that most of the time, what we do, more specifically what we eat, tend to endanger our cardiac health, without us knowing it. That’s mainly the reason why some have to go for a cardiology examination near your home in Payson or fly somewhere across the world to have their heart surgery.

Believe it or not, you can prevent those scenarios from happening. But first, you need to make some changes in your lifestyle, especially in your diet and daily activity. That will be the most important thing to do. Here are four easy ways to start a heart-healthy diet:

Less Salt, Less Mistake

For years, it has already been proven that sodium, most commonly known in the form of salt, is one of the major contributors of high-blood pressure. Having high blood pressure is the cause of most heart-related diseases. It should not be that hard to lessen your salt intake. You can still enjoy your favorite potato chips while doing it; make sure you call some friends to share it with.

Have Dark Chocolate for Dessert

If you are already concerned about your heart’s health and a chocolate lover as well, this tip will surely put a smile on your face. Yes, dark chocolates! Experts say people who consumed chocolates not less than 5 times in a week lowered their risks of coronary heart disease by 57% compared to those who don’t eat chocolates at all. So, don’t hesitate to order dessert; ask the waiter if they serve dark chocolates.

If It’s Fish, Go for the Fat One!

plate of grilled salmon with lemonFish is among the healthiest type of food. So, if you eat fish, keep up the good work, but if you want your heart to benefit from it, go for the fatty ones. Numerous studies have informed us that fatty acids mostly found on fatty fish such as tuna and salmon are good for the heart. For starters, tell your wife to pack you some tuna sandwich before you go to work.

Indulge Every Once in a While

If there is anything wrong about the facts you know about a heart-healthy diet is thinking that you are not supposed to eat your all-time favorite junk food. The real answer is you can have anything that your mouth has been craving for. Experts believe that you can still indulge with anything every once in a while as it will not drastically affect your heart’s health. Just make sure you eat with moderation. For most of us, this is truly a life-saver.

Living a Well-Balanced Life is Still the best

Life is short, indeed, so why not make the right choices, especially with what we eat. It’s not bad to indulge every once in a while; we all deserve a bit of a reward sometimes, after all. Just make it a habit always of monitoring what you eat and have a balanced diet.

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Reap the Benefits of Hiking and Adventure Trekking Now https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/reap-the-benefits-of-hiking-and-adventure-trekking-now/ Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:23:39 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1779 Walking a trail through forest and wood, high up on a mountain or along a rushing river has numerous benefits. Aside from a deeper appreciation of nature, which calms the mind and brings a feeling of peace, going in an adventure trek has many palpable advantages to people.  A different kind of workout You may …

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Walking a trail through forest and wood, high up on a mountain or along a rushing river has numerous benefits. Aside from a deeper appreciation of nature, which calms the mind and brings a feeling of peace, going in an adventure trek has many palpable advantages to people. 

A different kind of workout

You may reap the same benefits from working out in a gym, but would you pass up on the opportunity to work out while breathing clean and fresh air? Hiking and adventure trails are usually found in the countryside or remote areas barely touched by industrialization. You can take as many deep breaths as you want and not worry about polluted air entering your lungs.

Regular hikers have increased lung capacity when tested. This is an important benefit of high overall cardiovascular fitness found among people who take to the hills and roads less traveled as a part of their routine.

With constant movement and occasional climbs to greater heights, trekkers work their muscles harder. The aerobic exercise benefits the cardiovascular system and the muscular system at the same time. The tone of the body improves, particularly the thighs, buttocks, and legs. The core muscles are getting a continuous workout as well, which would build the abdominal muscles. Since challenging terrain and long walks burn plenty of energy, hikers and adventure trekkers do not retain much excess fat. If you want to be lean, you better take on hiking.

Immersing in new cultures and lifestyles

man hiking a mountain

Adventure trekkers are easy to please. If they can find a trail nearby that leads to a remote hillside or valley, they are happy. Some trekkers are not satisfied by just walking off the stresses and noise of city life in the countryside. They go out of their way to find far-flung and unexplored places. If you set aside resources to customize package to Peru & Machu Picchu, you will find yourself in an awesome foreign landscape.

Moreover, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn about the culture of the region, as well as their history and traditions. Trekking in strange and exotic places will give you more than a physical workout. You’d be enriched in ways you could not have imagined.

Take a break from it all

People react to stressors differently. It might not be enough that you turn your devices off during the weekends to get away from the persistent knock of distractions. Your happiness may be found in being physically and mentally separated from the daily humdrum of your life. Give yourself enough chances to go on a holiday, and perhaps take the less popular route. Choose a place where you can walk and loosen up in nature. Allow the natural world to heal you of petty worries. Go hiking in a place you have never gone before.

Your dedication to your work is admirable. How about taking a break? Make time; walk if off — your troubles and frustrations. Go on an adventure trail to discover something new, rediscover yourself, and find the strength and motivation to continue on your chosen path.

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