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How to take the edge off during hot summer days

Summer is the most beloved season of the year when many people hit the seaside and revel in the sun to get the perfect tan. Still, the hottest days sometimes get a tad difficult to handle without some cooling agents. A good portion of the population also can’t afford annual leave throughout the whole summer period, so it would be nice if we knew some tricks to make our days and nights more bearable. Turn on a fan, if you have one, and check out our hacks for the enjoyable summer months.

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Drinks and beverages

You know it yourself, but we’d still like to remind you of it: drink plenty of water! It’s not a cheap trick or a fake advice, it’s what your body need to withstand the heat. If you’re drinking plain water, try to avoid the freezing one, but mix the tap and the chilled water. The colder the water, the more you sweat and lose the water you need to stay hydrated and feel refreshed. Ok, so here comes a bit of an unorthodox tip for you: drink warm tea. But be advised that this is valid only for the hot and dry regions.

Nonetheless, icy liquid delights still give us that much needed relief, no matter how short-lived. For this purpose, we can recommend this neat selection:

– Mint and lemon are naturally refreshing ingredients that fit easily into many alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails (note that alcohol works as a diuretic and sweating agent, making us loose water at double rate, so be moderate, and compensate with water consumption).

– Cucumber, watermelon and apples are also high in water content and would make perfect elements for some chilled, homemade juice combo.

Summer delight

Most of the kids can’t wait for this season to fully enjoy many flavours of ice cream. Since the store bought can be filled with additives and artificial colouring and aromas, we suggest you make some on your own. For the simplest ones, and the kids often prefer these, all you need is a mixture of fruits, such as raspberries, oranges and kiwi, for example, blend them and pour into the moulds. Freeze them over night, and voila – a cheap and healthy gelato.

Water bodies

If you have the privilege of living at the coast, you already know the pleasure soaking in the sea gives. Others may decide to frequent a nearby swimming pool (or their own) where they can have their children in sight. Apply sunblock after every longer swim, if you want to prevent the skin from burning up.


The ones that are close to the forest or a park can seek the shade of the wide and thick treetops. It’s feels great to be outside in the fresh air, but not in direct sunlight. The ground also has a cooling effect, which is a bonus. What’s better than to bring along some cooling machine for the picnic. If you surf around the internet, you can easily find some promotional cooler bags rates in affordable range.

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Those summer nights

It’s not healthy to keep the air conditioning unit working overnight, so how do we stay cool and manage to fall asleep at all? Here’s how:

-Chill the beddings a bit before sleep

-Favour cotton and light natural materials

-Apply ice to the pulse points

-Sleep in separate beds

-Administer cool showers

-Stay far from the appliances

Quick tips

  1. Take smaller meals to minimise the metabolic heat
  2. Exploit your basement
  3. Keep the blinds shut in the sun-hour
  4. Sleep lower to the ground, or in a hammock
  5. Avoid black attire to prevent heat attraction

We hope that by presenting some practical tips on how to survive the summer heat and actually enjoy it we have chased away your potential misgivings this summer might not rock!

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13 Free Apps That Are Better Than A Gym Membership

13 Free Apps That Are Better Than A Gym Membership 13 Free Apps That Are Better Than A Gym Membership


This is the ultimate app for people who want a lot of direction — or don’t want to spend hours at the gym. Nike Training Club creates a comprehensive four-week plan based on your fitness level and goals. Workouts are targeted toward getting leaner, stronger, or more toned and range from 15 to 45 minutes. If you hate running (or are injured), you can even choose to eliminate running from your program.

A voiceover guides you through the workout, and you can double check your form by playing the video that comes with each exercise. I love using AirPlay on my iPhone to beam the exercises to my TV. If you have an Android phone and a Chromecast, you can stream videos to your TV as well.




5 Best Teas for Weight Loss

5 Best Teas for Weight Loss 5 Best Teas for Weight LossEach of these 5 Best Teas for Weight Loss has its own individual, magic properties, from dimming your hunger hormones to upping your calorie burn to—literally—melting the fat that’s stored in your fat cells. Oh, and they can also help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, too. (Stick to 3-4 cups—or tea bags—of tea per day, and choose brewed varieties over bottled to avoid extra calories and sweeteners.)



Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer – Your 12-Week Transformation Plan

Jamie Easons LiveFit Trainer Your 12 Week Transformation Plan Jamie Easons LiveFit Trainer   Your 12 Week Transformation Plan

As a fitness professional and spokesmodel, I’m often asked, “How do I get in shape? How can I improve my muscle tone? How can I look more like you?!”

I always try to offer answers and some encouragement, and I’ve received so much inspiration back in return from all of you. But as much as I love those opportunities to help people transform, they’re one-on-one interactions. Now, to answer the thousands of questions I’ve received over the years—and to reach those of you I would never otherwise meet—I’ve come up with one great program: my 12-week trainer. Your transformation guide; our partnership in fitness.

Who is this program for? Anyone of any age, of any sex, and from any walk of life. Including you. It’ll produce great results and lead to lasting success for everyone. You’re all starting from a unique place; no one has perfectly matched genetics, metabolism, hormones and lifestyles. But the beauty of this program is that you start at your own level and work at your own pace. Everyone’s body is different, but the same training, diet, and supplement principles work for nearly everyone.



5 Best Exercises To Torch Your Flabby Belly

5 Best Exercises To Torch Your Flabby Belly 5 Best Exercises To Torch Your Flabby Belly

We know that there’s no great magic to achieving the perfect 6 pack, but rather it’s about a lot of hard work and clean eating. We also know that no matter how badly we’d like to believe otherwise, there’s no such thing as spot training.
This doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t be working out your abdominal muscles on a regular basis. They make up a very significant part of your core and if they aren’t engaging then you are doing yourself a big disservice.

27 No-Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home

27 No Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home 27 No Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home

We’ve all heard people say they can’t work out because they don’t have time to go to the gym or they don’t have any equipment. Well, no more excuses! You can get a full-body workout doing bodyweight exercises–no equipment required. “Squats, push-ups, and other moves that use only your own weight for resistance can be done anywhere and provide a great workout in a small amount of space,” says Michelle Mason, ACE-certified personal trainer at Uplift Studios in New York City.

In addition to being convenient, bodyweight exercises build muscle, boost your metabolism, and burn calories. For a full body workout, combine upper and lower body exercises into a circuit, for example, squats, lunges, push-ups, glute bridges, and then planks. Do one movement after another with little rest in between to keep your heart rate up, suggests Mason. (Search: What is my target heart rate?) For best results, do 20 reps or 30 to 60 seconds each.