I was once a victim of domestic violence. From within my own home, I had no rights. This is a new era; women are supposed to be treated fairly. Was it fair for me to be prevented from attaining my goals? I had dreams just like any other woman. I wanted to get married, have a family, and work to support them. I wanted to go to college, get a degree, and become successful. I wanted to go out with others, have a good time, and maintain my independence. I wanted to pursue my hobbies and other interests. More importantly, I wanted to be accepted for my flaws and praised for my accomplishments.
Anyone who has been paying attention to the financial news lately knows that skyrocketing health care costs for current employees and retirees is threatening to bankrupt some of our biggest companies. From the problems at GM and Ford to the issues facing the major airlines, health care burdens are quickly becoming unsustainable, and many companies are taking proactive steps to head off a looming crisis for their own industries.
One innovative approach some employers are using is an attempt to increase the healthfulness of their workforce through the use of onsite health clinics. Perhaps the most famous employer to try this approach has been Wal-Mart, and if the Wal-Mart plan for in store employee health clinics succeeds it is a good bet that other large employers will follow suit.
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Work at home mom “wanna be’s” face so many decisions everyday, most even more critical than the decisions that face a successful work at home mom. I constantly say that there are literally zillions of opportunities out there, some legit, some not and the decision to go into business with an established company—well, it’s a huge decision. Nonetheless, when researching those opportunities that tickle your fancy try to not to shy away from them in fear but be thorough in checking them out.
I was looking through the classified ads the other day and the first thing that popped into my mind was, “geesh!” Continue reading »
With the goal of creating more flexibility and muscle tone in the hamstrings and back, this program begins with abdominal and back exercises and moves into leg stretches and exercises. It then continues with a short upper body session to balance out the work in the entire body while keeping focus on the specific goal. It concludes with some work using the ball for final stretching.
To begin, participants should wear comfortable clothing and practice barefoot. A mat is ideal; use a thicker yoga mat, a Pilates mat, or even two thin mats or towels. The optional prop is the ball. The ball movements can be completed with or without a ball, or left out of the routine. Continue reading »
Stripping is not just for the adult entertainment industry anymore. Thousands of women across America are taking up pole dancing as a daily exercise routine.
Strip aerobics has hit the ground running and it is fast becoming the most popular workout in and out of Hollywood. With followers such as Carmen Electra and Sheila Kelley launching their own video versions, the fad has quickly become a widespread form of exercise among women of all ages.
The principles of strip aerobics are the same as those of a dancer’s workout, to stretch the muscles and get your heart beating. The added bonus, women learn to feel confident with their bodies. They become more comfortable with their sexuality whatever their size or fitness level. Continue reading »
Once again, Italian designers have come up with the perfect answer to women’s needs. This is yet another revolutionary bra for the modern woman who likes to look and feel a million dollars!
The Futura Vega is the perfect compliment to any outfit, with plenty of padding and comfort where necessary. There is no need to worry about showing off your figure, as this bra will hold up well under even the closest fitting top.
These bras have an invisible strap at the back and can be worn as a backless strapless bra, or a two-strap bra, giving you the freedom to choose. Closure is on the left hand side, with two hooks and eyes on two rows. The sides of the cups are delicately lined with silicone to keep everything nicely in place, giving you complete confidence at all times. Continue reading »
It’s that time of year again. Celebratory dinners, chilly weather and holiday parties bring people together. Families and friends will huddle indoors around the fireplace and share more than just memories of holidays past. Sneezes, coughs and airborne viruses will mingle with cheerful banter. It’s a recipe for immuno-disaster! What’s a healthy family supposed to do, postpone Thanksgiving? Cancel Christmas? If you’d rather enjoy a turkey dinner while others sip chicken soup, combine these five ingredients with your daily routine.
To build a strong immune system in children, begin a healthy diet of breast milk from birth. As children grow and begin to eat solid foods, the recipe for a healthy diet becomes similar to that of an adult. When planning family meals, keep in mind vegetables and fruits contain the vitamins and minerals that help strengthen the immune system, but grains are also important. A multi-vitamin can fill in the gaps where diet lacks, extra doses of vitamin C and zinc help, and drinking water hydrates and cleanses the body. Continue reading »
Suffering from fatigue is common among senior men and women, but the good news is you don’t have to stay down and tired. There are several ways you can fight fatigue and revive your energy without the use of drugs or other harmful and artificial methods.
1. Proper Eating
Eating nutritious meals rich with foods that are high in protein, along with fruits for snacking,
is a great way to get your zeal back. These foods are the driving forces behind
your body’s vitality. Some foods that are high in protein include eggs, meat,
cheese and whole grain breads or cereals.
A great source of stimulation that’s all natural is cayenne pepper. You can supplement meals using Vitamin B for added benefit. Be sure to consult with your doctor before taking a new type of vitamin, especially if you are already taking other medications. Continue reading »
Everyone knows how important it is to get in shape, but working out can be difficult in today’s fast food lifestyle. Simply finding the time to devote to ourselves can be difficult when there are so many things, and so many people, competing for our limited time and attention. That is why getting away at a fitness retreat can be such a treat for the mind, the body and the soul.
Fitness retreats run the gamut, from luxurious resort spas where every possible amenity is available and every need is indulged, to more Spartan resorts where the sole focus is on exercising and getting fit.
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Feeling stressed out from every day life? Need some time to just get away from it all and unwind? The majority of women feel this way at some point or another. A great way to deal with this is to have a “Girls’ Night In”. Even if you’ve never been to one of these before it’s really easy to schedule one. All you need is one female, if not more, and be willing to let go and have fun.
Let’s get started with planning your girls’ night. First, you’ll want to pick someone’s house to have it at, whether it’s your own or one of your female friend’s houses. Now that you know where you’re going to hold the event you need to figure out what the plans will be for the evening. There aren’t any real rules as to what you can and can’t do during a Girls’ Night In. Each one is different. You make up your own rules. The only key ingredient is to have fun. Many women will settle in for movies and junk food during their Girls’ Night In event. Sometimes they will also pick a theme for each time they schedule their event. It could be anywhere from watching strictly romance flicks to watching only comedy flicks. You could even grab a bunch of movies, focusing your theme around a certain actor or actress. Use your imagination!
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