Surprise, Surprise, according to a recent study, the sale of thong underwear has decreased by 7 percent. While the sale of fuller underwear, such as briefs and boy shorts has increased by 17 percent over the past year.
Granny panties, even though very comfortable have been stereotyped as being undesirable and unsexy. The good news is that granny panties are now back in vogue, and sexier than ever. But the question is, are they any healthier for you than thongs?
And the answer is – not really
Experts say that the type of underwear worn doesn’t matter. However, the material that the underwear is made of and the proper fit of the underwear is very important. They suggest that women stick to cotton panties, whether they’re in the form of a thong or high-waist briefs.
Synthetic material, on the other hand, can irritate the skin in that area because it isn’t as breathable. Synthetic fabrics also cause that area to become sweatier, which induces unwanted odor as well. So, even a cotton thong would be fine to wear, while granny panties made of synthetic material would not. Although the style of panties doesn’t have much of an effect on personal hygiene and wellness, this shift in preference from thongs to granny panties suggests a healthier shift in society’s perception of beauty and body image.
Terrific advice from a cat
Here’s a fun (a little crazy) experiment that you should definitely try out.
Sneak up on a cat, as quietly as you can, and try to pick it up.
I’m being completely serious here. Sneak up on that cat as quietly as a cat sneaks up on mice, and scoop it up like it’s a fumbled football.
You might call this crazy, and you’re not wrong if you do, but I prefer the word “educational”.
9 times out of 10, that cat’s going to take off like it’s on bath salts. You’ll probably also get a few claw scratch beauty marks for your trouble.
There are few things to take away from this experiment.
Number one, don’t ever do it again.
Number two, the cat ran away because cats hate any kind of sneakiness that isn’t their own sneakiness.
Number three, men aren’t cats, but you shouldn’t get sneaky with them either.
A lot of women try to get their man to commit like trying to snatch up a cat, and the rate of success is just about the same.
Oh by the way, I am not saying it’s your fault. In most cases, it’s never the woman’s fault because she basically doesn’t understand the weirdness of the male mind (more on this later).
Now, let’s try an experiment that actually isn’t impulsive.
Instead of stalking the cat, let’s try approaching from the front so that it knows we’re there. Cats, like men, are visual creatures. Cats prefer to see things coming.
By approaching from the front, we can actually get into its personal space without making the cat hate us.
After you accomplish the task of getting close to cat while it sees you, like a normal person, you can gently pet it and it might not hiss and take off like a bottle rocket.
Men are bigger than cats and not so great at slipping under the sofa at a moment’s notice, but it’s the principle here that counts.
At the first hint that a woman is trying to be sneaky with them, they’re going to make themselves scarce.
The some of simplest things can help you lose weight.
Over two-hundred million Americans are considered obese or overweight as of the date of this writing. Millions of these people take on a diet or fitness plan with the goal to lose the weight and get healthier. However, a plan is only half the battle, a dedicated person also needs to inculcate good guidelines for health and fitness into their every day, good rules and habits that will stay with them long after they’ve moved on from their fitness plan or diet. This article will give you five good rules for the long haul.
Tip 1: Start Your Day Right
Start your day by actually getting up. Don’t hit the snooze button repeatedly. If you are too tired, you should have gone to bed earlier. You need to get up and do some calisthenics and then get your shower. After this is done, make sure you have enough time to sit down and have a good, balanced breakfast. Not only will this help you from snacking uncontrollably in the afternoon, but there is the old colloquialism, “If you start your day right, you will usually end it that way.”
Tip 2: Portion Control
Medical science, like any other branch of science, is forever being updated and corrected. Many, like the futurist and lecturer Riva Melissa Tez, believe that medicine itself is on the verge of revolutionary change. Because science is now moving at such a pace, it is necessary to seek continual updates. The following may surprise you:
1) Not all exercise is good for you. Exercise is vital for good physical and mental health. Indeed, its benefits can hardly be exaggerated. But the best forms of exercise are gentle. This does not mean easy or light of course (you should always exercise until you are out of breath), but brutal exercise can cause inflammation in the body, leading to numerous health problems, including some cancers. It had often been noted that boxers and football players, in spite of their great strength and exceptional fitness, lived no longer than the average person. It is now thought this may be due to the inflammatory effect of their sport. So stick to swimming, walking, and yoga instead!
Many times, the person who needs to change the most, is the last to realize it.
We are creatures of habit. We get use to certain situations and many times, no matter how bad they are, we are reluctant to change. Some times change is forced upon us, but there are occasions when we finally wake up from our malaise and realize that we need to make some changes on our own. If you’re not at the realization point yet, here are four signs that might be able to help you decide if changes are necessary.
If you wake up wishing you could stay in bed and avoid facing the day, this is a clear sign you need to make changes in your life. Not many people wake up (especially on a workday) singing a good morning song, but you should at least be somewhat excited about starting a new day. You should be looking forward to being with the people in your life and even the job you’re going to.
If you’re surrounded by people who don’t enjoy their lives, you might start to adapt their negative attitude towards life. Surround yourself with people who look forward to life, find something you’re passionate about and never settle for the mundane.
Your friend asks you how you are doing and you smile and say “couldn’t be better” when things are falling apart. Recognize the things you are lying about, and ask yourself why you are lying about them. Is your relationship on the rocks? Is your job boring you to tears? Are your living conditions less than desirable?
If you convince yourself that you’re happy when you’re not, it will take longer for you to take the necessary steps to make changes.
If you only see negativity in every situation, you need to make some changes. There is always something good in every situation if you’re willing to look. This doesn’t mean being a Pollyanna, or putting blinders on. It means you don’t let the bad control your feelings and emotions.
Who hasn’t had one of those days when you just don’t have the time for primping and pampering? Even though you may be busy and don’t have time to look your best you still never want to hear “Are you feeling well, you look really tired today?”
So to lessen the chances that your co-workers or family members think you’re at death’s door, use these tips to help you look great, even on the days you jump out of bed with just a few minutes to look presentable.
Create an on-the-go beauty bag.
First, buy a stylish, yet functional cosmetic bag. The bag shouldn’t be too big – ideally it should fit inside your purse. But it should be big enough to hold:
Travel-size tissues, deodorant and mouthwash
Mascara, lip gloss and powder
One or two ponytail elastics or hair clips
Small brush and comb
Tampons or panty liners
These basic tools will allow you to freshen up in minutes in a public restroom or in the driver’s seat of your vehicle (when you not driving of course). You’ll feel confident and secure on even the most harrowing day.
Have an emergency plan
There is nothing wrong with a little (or even a lot) booty.
The goal is to make sure your booty is firm and tight. There is just something to be said for walking into a room and feeling that ‘BAM!’ feeling, knowing your booty is right on point. This article will give you three awesome exercises you can do from home to help add a bit of curve to your swerve.
Exercise One: The Crunchy Reverse Crunch
This exercise is like a regular crunch or sit-up. Start from the laying position on your back, with your feet firmly planted on the floor, and raise your abdomen to where your shoulders are at least knee level. After you’ve completed the crunch, lower your body back down and extend your legs, careful to not let your feet touch the floor. With your legs straight as you can, raise both feet over a count of five at least twelve inches. As you become more experienced, feel free to raise your feet so that your body is almost that perpendicular ‘L’ shape. This is one full repetition of the Crunchy Reverse Crunch. Make sure to do stretches and jumping jacks, and use this as the first set after these calisthenics for your booty workout. Be very careful not to bend or stretch your back/spine/neck during this exercise.
Exercise Two: Lunge Walking
That Prevent Women From Losing Weight
Damn! No matter how hard you try, you just don’t seem to be able to lose more than a couple of pounds. Does it seem like your diet efforts just don’t produce the results you are looking for?
You probably think you are doing all the right things, but it’s possible that the diet and fitness protocol you are following is preventing you from reaching your goal weight and getting the body you want.
Listed below are ten of the most common diet mistakes that may be hindering your weight loss efforts.
A lot of us think that a crash diet is the best way to lose unwanted pounds. If crash diets worked, most women would be healthy and fit.
There are two huge problems with crash dieting. One, a lot of the weight lost is muscle tissue. That means that even if it worked and you lost a few pounds, you are still flabby.
The second problem is even worse. Dieting slows down your metabolism. The longer you diet and the less you eat, the slower your metabolism. Muscle is your body’s metabolism – when you lose it, you reduce your metabolic capacity.
When you eventually get off the diet – and you will get off – you are bound to gain all the weight back in the form of fat. Worse, you will likely end up gaining more weight than you lost.
Two woman of the same height and age can weigh 150 pounds and their bodies can look totally different. Most women focus on the number on the scale even though it isn’t always representative of the way they really look.
If you exercise correctly, you will build muscle and lose fat at the same time. If you lose five pounds of fat and build five pounds of muscle, the scale won’t move, but you will look much better in the mirror. Your clothes will fit much better because muscle is denser and takes up less room than fat. The truth is, how you look and feel has little to do with how much you weigh.
Or fuller lips…
When you hear the word Botox, you automatically think of a way to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. But the high popular filler isn’t just for wrinkles, and is actually used for a number of medical issues. Botox, or botulism toxin as it’s known in the medical community, has been used for a slew of different medical conditions and here are a few:
1. Muscle spasms
Botox is the main treatment for uncontrolled muscles contractions since it’s a muscle relaxant.
2. Overactive bladder
Botox is used to treat an overactive bladder and is known to help reduce incontinence in those who can’t take oral incontinence medications.
3. Chronic migraines
Those that suffer from chronic migraines and headaches can feel some relief when Botox is used. But it doesn’t prevent migraines from happening, but can reduce how many a person gets a day and how long a person has them for.
4. Upper limb spasms
Sometimes a person’s wrists, elbows or fingers can have uncontrollable spasms from medical conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury. Botox is often used to relax muscles so that patients can engage in basic daily activities like dressing themselves.
5. Uncontrollable neck spams
Sorry, but I’m removing one of your excuses for not exercising… time.
We all want to lose weight and look our absolute best, but it can oftentimes seem like a huge, time-consuming commitment. However, there are tiny little one-minute activities that we can do each day to make positive changes. Here are ten easy one-minute solutions that, over time, will create huge changes in your physique.
1. Pause And Do Ten Jumping Jacks
Take jumping jack breaks the way most people take cigarette breaks. In ten minutes, you can boost your heart rate and burn some calories.
2. Cut It In Half
When eating out, be sure to cut your meal in half. Restaurant portions are too large for one person. For the price of one meal, you can be full and have a second meal for later.
3. Get Inspired
The internet is full of motivational videos, articles and images. If you’re feeling down about your progress, take a minute to browse the web for some inspiration.
4. Write Down Your Goals
Take a minute to write down your goals for the day. Goals might include eating three servings of fruit or running for a half hour. Writing down your goals makes them seem more concrete and therefore easier to achieve.
5. Walk Around The Block
A cardiovascular workout doesn’t have to be a forty-five minute intense ordeal. A quick walk around the block can get the blood pumping and improve your attitude towards your fitness goals.
6. Chug A Glass Of Water
A lot of “hunger pangs” are actually just our bodies telling us that we’re thirsty. The next time you’re feeling the urge to binge on junk food, chug a glass of water and wait a minute. Chances are that your hunger pangs will disappear.
7. Do Fifteen Squats
Squats are a great way to improve the muscle tone in the lower half of the body and improve overall fitness. In only a minute, you can do fifteen squats, a number effective enough to help you tone up but not so intense as to leave you sweating.
8. Read The Label
Trying to lose weight is not just relegated to the beginning of the year. It’s something that a lot of us try to achieve year-round, and most of us fail miserably at it. For some, trying to lose weight can be very difficult and usually not fun at all. The truth is, losing weight doesn’t have to be battle if you are armed with the right information about exercise and diet. Sometimes half the battle is arming yourself with what NOT to. Listed below are five common weight loss mistakes and how to avoid them.
Setting unrealistic weight-loss goals
Realistic, well-planned weight-loss goals keep you focused and motivated. Unrealistic and overly aggressive weight-loss goals can undermine your efforts. A good goal-setting strategy is the SMART goal checklist.
If you are looking for a quick meal for the family or an easy pot luck dish, look no further. This chicken biscuit bake is delicious and magnificent. Check it out.
3 large cooked and shredded boneless chicken breasts.
1 (12 oz) can of flaky canned biscuits.
1 jar of Alfredo sauce.
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
1 tsp of garlic powder.
1 tsp of Italian seasoning plus more for the top.
Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease a casserole dish.
In a large bowl, pour the Alfredo sauce and mix in garlic powder and 1 tsp of Italian seasoning.
Cut the biscuits into 6 pieces each and fold into the sauce.
Mix in the chicken and 1 cup of the cheese.
Toss well to coat.
Pour the mixture in the casserole and top with 1 cup of cheese and drizzle some Italian seasoning.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Simple, easy and creamy! You won’t believe how good the Alfredo sauce goes with the chicken. With some biscuits and extra cheese, it’s irresistible! Give it a try, you’ll thank me later.