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Adriana Lima's Slim Secrets: Jump Rope Workout

If pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters. (Nora Ephron) It's not easy for women to return slim as before pregnancy. Adriana Lima is one of the women who tried to return to the original body. As we know, Adriana Lima known as a Victoria's Secret model who has a body and face are stunning.

I do not try too hard to lose weight quickly, because I want to give exclusive breastfeeding. I give time and eat well and healthy, she said.

Lima does have a personal trainer to shape his body, but the main exercise of this brunette is jump rope workout. Adriana does the exercises every day.

image: Vogue

Why Facebook Can Cause Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of. Maybe you've read about Borderline personality disorder (BPD) in this blog. This time I will share about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). One of the personality disorders that we do not realize. And do you know one of the triggers: Facebook. Oh, no!

Why Facebook Can Cause Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
For your information, Facebook or Twitter and similar social-networking sites can lead to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). According to Dr. Pam Spurr, an expert in behavioral, social-networking sites such as Facebook could actually make a person exposed to diseases that are classified as psychiatric disorders. Habits or routines that often play up even if only just to see, check, or a status update can make you feel nervous and want to continue to do so.

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? OCD is an anxiety disorder. The individuals who suffer from this condition often plagued with thoughts. …

The Amazing Benefits of Garlic. Again and Again

Garlic is known not only as a seasoning, but also herbal medicine for number of diseases. Garlic may provide protection against heart damage, the research shows.

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine in the United States have turned to diallyl trisulfide, a component of garlic oil, as a way to produce the benefits of hydrogen sulfide to the heart.

Diallyl Trisulfide release hydrogen sulfide, which has previously been shown to protect heart tissue in low concentrations. The compound reduced the proportion of damaged heart tissue in the area at risk by 61 percent, compared with untreated animals.

Further research are reported by the team showed diallyl trisulfide could also reduce heart enlargement caused by heart failure.

The result of another research was identified more than 20 substances in garlic that may contribute to the healing effect.

Stress is a Major Cause of Health Problems

Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.  (Natalie Goldberg) Work piling up at the office. Financial condition is unstable. The street is jammed. Many things that can be a cause of stress around us. 

Did you know, stress is a major cause of health problems. Recent research has even revealed that chronic stress can lead to DNA damage. 

Scientists from the Duke University Medical Center showed it malfunctions due to substances that play a role in DNA protection. According to Robert J. Lefkowitz, stress resulted in increased levels of adrenaline and changes in p53 protein levels. 

When stress is prolonged, these proteins are at their lowest level in a long time to allow the occurrence of DNA abnormalities. This also led to signs of premature aging such as the appearance of gray hair, wrinkles, up to deadly diseases like cancer.

So, if we want to look always beautiful and healthy in the long term, let's avoid stress from our life.

Power of Touch

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. (George Sand) The touch is the only one of the five senses is not affected by age. The power of touch is not reduced as we grow older. In fact, humans were born with the need for touch. If infants and children less touch, then they will grow into children who are less sensitive and difficult to empathize with others.

Diane Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses, say skin is the senses with its unique function and quality. The touch will affect the entire organism. "Touch of five times more powerful than words. There are no other senses are easily generated than by touch," she said.

A study showed a loved spouse has doubled in strength against stress. The touch also improves immunity and accelerates healing.

The more we age, making the need for a sense of being loved was increased. We need to learn to give a touch through hugs, kisses, or holding hands on the people we love—for love is one-way humans surv…

Positive Thinking is a Source of Healing

People who think positively or optimism are usually more out of life. Positive thinking is a source of healing, helps reduce pain and manage stress for us.

As we know it, our bodies actually respond to thoughts, emotions, and actions that we do. Therefore, the expectations that arise can also affect the results of treatment performed. The placebo effect proves this theory. Drug or placebo therapy that does not contain medical benefits unless the patient's beliefs often affect healing.

Changing the angle of view will have a big impact for our health. Here are some things we can do to invite of positive energy.

1. Stop all negative talk, such as gossiping or complaining. Make positive statements to support the recovery.

2. Flood your mind with affirmations. An affirmation is a word or phrase that gives strength or a positive statement about ourselves, for example, "I am a reliable person."

3. Visualize a healthy condition and fit to support the positive affirmations.

4. B…

The Most Powerful Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder

Give your stress wings and let it fly away. (Terri Guillemets)
A surprising number of people suffer from major depressive disorders, but a lot of people don't seek encouragement. They either don't realize that they're depressed, think that others will look down on them if they admit their depression. Sometimes, depression sufferers are also misdiagnosed as having physical illnesses, rather than emotional and mental issues.

When it comes to mental illness, there's little more devastating to your life than major depressive disorder. 1 in 5 Americans have suffered depression at some point in their life, but they've found ways to cure it. Here are the most powerful treatments for major depressive disorder:

This entangles meeting with a medical expert to find out the reason for your depression whether it's caused by environmental influences, a chemical imbalance or heredity. With a doctor's assist you may be able to help identify which help contrib…

Why You Must Brush Your Baby's Teeth?

Almost all children like sweet foods. Most of the parents let the children eat sweets, even though not actually good for teeth, because it can cause cavities.

The occurrence of cavities takes 1-2 years, whereas in milk teeth can be briefer. According to the study, nearly half of American children have cavities approximately 4 years of age.

Most cavities discovered during dental examinations. Cavities are found and treated early can reduces pain, and above all: save the tooth.

Cavities could be prevented with simple measures such as brushing teeth. Brushing your baby's teeth will prevent cavities by 50 percent.

In addition, sweet and sticky foods should be reduced because it is more difficult to clean. Familiarize children to clean their teeth after eating sweet foods. At least rinse with water, including after the children drank the milk.

Here's a video about how to guide the child to brush her own teeth.

Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment which combines cognitive-behavioral theory and methods with eastern meditative principles and practices. Dialectical behavior therapy is used by treatment with personality disorders. It was developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD. It is a type of psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral techniques with mindful awareness. It is the first therapy that has shown to be effective to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Borderline personality disorder is characterized by impulsive actions, unstable moods, and problems having relationships with others. Along with often suffering from severe mood swings, they are often uncertain about their identity and self-image.

Using dialectical behavior therapy to treat patients with borderline personality disorder involves helping the patient to develop skills for regulating emotions and also reducing the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. There are four categories of …

Three Things that Damage Your Teeth!

After lunch, you may often replace sweets with apples. But according to King's College London Dental Institute, apples are not much healthier than candy when viewed from dental health. Danger of apples on teeth four times greater than soft drinks! Wow.

Here are three things that damage your teeth:

1. Consumption of apples
Scientists have estimated that there are several types of apples that contain four teaspoons of sugar which can increase the acidity of the mouth. But according to David Bartlett, the problem is not on what you eat, but how you eat it. When someone eating an apple with a slow, high acid levels in apple has a lot of time to damage the teeth.

2. Drinks that damage your teeth
Wine, and fruit juices provide four times the risk of tooth decay are higher when consumed regularly. However, fruit juice still healthiest anymore. So, you can use the straw and pick fresh fruit juice without added sugar.

3. Brushing teeth after meals
Brushing your teeth immediately after eating i…

Say No to Exercise If ...

Exercise is actually good for health. However, you also need to know the best time to exercise. The experts say, there is a time where someone suggested just to sit at home and relax, without having to do exercise or physical activities. Let's say NO to exercise...

- If you are not healthy
Many doctors advise to avoid going to the gym if the condition of the body feels unwell. The reason is, the exercise will provides the load on your immune system and prolong the recovery period. If you feel ill, you should focus on healing first.

- If you are tired and stressed
Yup, the gym is the perfect place to release stress, but sometimes your body may just need time to rest. In a state of stress, exercising it will cause injury.

- If you are injured
No matter how small your injury, you should not do sports activities even in a small intensity. If you insist on doing it anyway, then it is become a more serious problem.