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Steps for a healthy lifestyle

The basics of a healthy lifestyle are so simple that it is often easy to dismiss them. A healthy lifestyle entails having a positive attitude, eat properly and exercise. These have been emphasized for years. They do not require a huge investment of time or money and can easily become a part of your daily life.

Perhaps attitude is the best place to begin because a good attitude naturally leads to the other two components. Set simple and attainable goals each day then quietly celebrate as each is accomplished. Doing this begins to shut down negative feedback and replaces negative words with congratulatory words. It isn’t complicated. Respect and encourage yourself as you do to others.

A healthy diet is quite simple too. Fruits, whole grains, nuts and vegetables are the basics, along with protein. An easy and fun approach is to adopt the nutritional advice to ‘eat the rainbow’, meaning to eat foods of different colours each day. These do not need to be exotic or expensive. Carrots, bananas, watermelon, pineapple, grapes and oranges are inexpensive yet colourful suggestions. In fact, some of the best foods are also the cheapest.

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Aging: Nature or nurture?

Looking at your relatives’ medical histories is like peering into a crystal ball. You get a glimpse at your future but not the whole picture. You can’t change the genes you inherited, but you can avoid habits that contributed to your family’s health problems.

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How to prepare milkshake

A milkshake is one of the most refreshing and satisfying treats, they are so yummy and great all year round. When making a milkshake getting the right ratio of ice cream to milk and then adding flavoring ingredients are important. One of the common mistakes people make with homemade milkshakes is using too much milk. You only need a splash of milk, never add ice to a milkshake. The last thing you want to do is dilute the rich creaminess of the milk and ice cream combo with frozen water. Save the ice for smoothies.

Vanilla ice cream is like the blank canvas. The flavoring comes from the chocolate syrup or the fresh strawberries or crumbled up cookies or whatever. If you use chocolate ice cream, the result will be too sweet. The same goes for using strawberry ice cream. Stick with vanilla ice cream as your base.

Add three generous scoops of ice cream to the blender, along with a quarter cup of whole milk, add a quarter cup of chocolate syrup and add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and serve in a frosty glass. You can top the milkshake with whipped cream, sprinkles, a cherry, or whatever suits your fancy. Or just enjoy it plain.

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How to prevent tooth decay

Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth structure and can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin layer of the tooth.

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Men and body odour......Spritz up your personality! (III)

You are having a closed door meeting with the airconditon on and you and your team  of executives enjoying a good business deal and sipping good hot coffee/tea/chocolate drinks. Suddenly someone walks in and the whole aroma in the board room turns unbearable? Boommmm! How do you feel? You might even feel like throwing up huh? You might want to excuse yourself in the middle of the meeting and step out for some fresh air and swear never to enter that room till the person that walks in with such bad body ordour leaves? Worse for you if that person happens to be the main guy to seal up the business deal so he is not going nowhere till the end of the meeting.  Hahhaaaaaa!! So can you imagine the hell you will be passing through all the time he is there? Probably you people will decide to switch off the aircondition. Will that really stop the ordour? Now you will make that individual to sweat more and smell more.Shhhhhoooott!!! What an unbearable condition ...if you ask me! 

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