In this article we give you the most efficient detox treatment, and the best thing about it is that it does not take any special effort. It will help you cleanse the liver, and thus improve your overall health.
Regular consumption of raisins is the easiest way to cleane your liver.
Liver is the biochemical laboratory in the body and its main role is to decompose toxic by-products. Alcohol, medications, improper diet, bacterial and viral infections harm health.
How to do the liver cleansing raisin treatment?
Soak half cup of raisins in some water right after you wake up. Leave them in for 15 minutes. Rinse the raisins well. Put the raisins in cold water, but make sure you boil it first. Leave the raisins in for 24 hours.
Eat the raisins and drink the liquid next morning. Lie still for hour and a half or two hours, and hold a bottle of warm water on the right side of the stomach.
Do the treatment once a weak for a month. Do not repeat the treatment more than twice a year.
Belly fat is the most harmful fat in your body, linked to many diseases. Too much fat around the stomach can lead to development of heart disease, hypertension, metabolic dysfunctions, asthma, Alzheimer`s disease, atherosclerosis, lower fertility and problems with male and female reproductive organs.
If you have too much belly fat you should change your lifestyle immediately. Try to cut off the sugar intake, drink enough water and get enough sleep. Also, you should change your diet habits and try to consume food rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
This recipe is a combination of spinach, ginger and lemon. It is a powerful combination which targets belly fat. It is loaded with vitamin C which has the ability to speed up the fat-burning process. Also, it participates in the production of carnitine, a compound which the body uses to convert fat into energy. Therefore, this drink will help you fight obesity, reduce weight and melt your belly fat.
Drinking this juice the first thing in the morning will speed up your metabolism, boost your energy and melt your belly fats. Consume the drink the first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before breakfast.
Ready to get toned, strong arms? Not only will these exercises help strengthen your biceps, triceps and everything in between, you’ll also see the difference in your… armpits?
If that little extra fold of skin between your arm and chest bugs the daylights out of you, don’t freak. It’s common — and nothing to feel bad about.
While it’s common knowledge that there’s no way to spot-reduce fat, it’s also true that daily fat-burning cardio and strength training can tighten muscle groups. So try these eight targeted arm exercises to help blast away armpit fat. Aim to complete three sets of this workout three times a week.
For this workout you’ll need the following equipment:
light dumbbells (3-5 lbs)
heavy dumbbells (8-12 lbs)
squishy ball (or a throw pillow)
1. Tricep Pushup
Step 1: Get into a standard pushup position with your hands directly in front of your chest, squeezing your elbows to your sides. Lower your chest toward the floor while keeping your upper arms parallel to your sides and your elbows pointing straight back. Step 2: Push back up to start.
Step 1: Stand with feet hip-width distance apart, holding a set of dumbbells at your sides, palms facing in. Roll the shoulders back and down and brace the core. Step 2: Exhale and lift the arms: One comes forward and the other moves out to the side, creating an “L” shape. Keep the arms at shoulder height. Lower to the hips and repeat on the other side. Control the move — no swinging! Use 3-5 lb. dumbbells.
SLIDE 1/3 – 3. LYING CHEST FLY
Step 1: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Grab a dumbbell in either hand and raise them over the chest with your wrists curled slightly inward. Keep your elbows soft. Step 2: Keeping the elbows soft and wrists curled, pull the dumbbells away from each other out to a “T.” You’ll control the range of motion, stopping it before your elbows hit the floor. Close the fly and repeat.
4. Triceps Extension
Step 1: Hold one dumbbell with both hands and raise it over your head, keeping the weight vertical. Pull the elbows in closely so they’re nearly squeezing your head. Keep your stance neutral. Step 2: Dip the weight behind your head. Keep your elbows in close to your head — when you dip the weight back, your elbows will want to flare out. Instead, keep it tight and depend on the triceps to hold it together.
SLIDE 2/3 – 5. STANDING REAR DELT RAISES
Step 1: Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Hinge at the hips and lean forward so your hips go behind your heels and the back is flat. Keep your gaze in front of you at the floor and hold the dumbbells in front of you with arms extended, palms facing in. Step 2: Keeping your arms straight (without locking the elbows), lift your dumbbells to the side of your body. If you have to jerk your body to complete this movement, decrease your weight. Avoid putting the work in your lower back. Squeeze your shoulder blades together then release the weights back under the chest with control. That is one rep.
Step 1: Stand tall and hold a squishy ball between your elbows as the arms extend straight out from the shoulders. Bend the arms at 90 degrees and bring the hands together. Pull your belly button into the spine. Step 2: Raise your elbows up a few inches and back down to the starting position. This is your pulse range. Keep the same amount of pressure on the ball, and keep your hands together. The shoulders should stay down — if they creep up, rest and restart.
SLIDE 3/3 – 7. WEIGHTED ARM CIRCLES
Step 1: Stand with your feet shoulder-width distance apart, a light weight in each hand. Extended your arms out to each side, parallel to the ground with your palms facing the ground. Step 2: Draw small, controlled circles in a clockwise motion with your weights for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, switch to a counter-clockwise motion for 30 seconds. Remember to keep your back straight and abs in tight. Do not arch your back. If you feel yourself compromising your form, drop to a lighter set of dumbbells.
8. Dumbbell Floor Press
Step 1: Lie on your back and hold a pair of dumbbells above your shoulders with straight arms. Keep your knees bent with feet flat on the floor. Step 2: Lower your arms down until your upper arms quickly touch the floor (do not rest them on the floor), and then press upwards to the starting position. That is one rep. Pause briefly at the top before slowly reversing the movement.
Early signs of obesity are most visible when it shows up on the face. You can no longer hide it by wearing loose clothes or taking pictures from a certain angle.
There is no running away from the truth. Typically fat shows up in the form of a double chin, showing up as extra face. Double chin could soon become a cause for embarrassment and concern if not checked initially.
In fact, it might become a part of your personality. The selfies’ just don’t look as good anymore and you try to avoid getting photographed.
A double chin is typically caused when a hypodermic sheet of fat around the neck droops and creates a wrinkle in the skin.
It could be due to genetics wherein your body might be tuned to store excess water under the chin or just generally store excess fat. Or it could be due to age, wherein as you lose muscles across the body, the muscles around the chin weaken and your skin grows loose.
However, the primary reason for double chin is excess body fat and goes hand in hand with obesity.
No matter whether the reason for double chin is age, genetics or overweight, people only perceive double chin as a sign of obesity, leading to a poor body image about us.
It could trigger a sense of discomfiture and distress if unchecked. In fact, many people turn to expensive and often painful surgeries including Liposuction, Zerona treatment, and CoolSculpting (as approved by the US FDA) to get rid of this double chin through surgery.
However, besides hurting you and your pocket, the biggest catch with these treatments is that they do not provide a permanent solution and may even lead to harmful side effects.
Instead of taking the more serious option of surgery, try these painless and free home-made remedies that will give you the desired results if followed dedicatedly for the next 10 days.
Needless to say this goes hand-in-hand with maintaining a proper diet and exercise routine.
1) Chew Gum
Exercise your facial muscles and keep them toned by chewing a gum, preferably a sugar-free gum, several times a day over the next 10 days. Chewing Gums also help keep your teeth and gums, so win-win.
2) Massage your chin with Cocoa Butter
Applied daily, cocoa butter will help improve the elasticity of your skin that will reduce double chin considerably.
Direction: Just heat a tablespoon of cocoa butter and gently massage it on your chin and nearby neck area for about 15 minutes. Try this daily either before taking a bath or going to bed for the next 10 days.
3) Massage with Wheat Germ Oil
Another effective way to fight double chin is by massaging the chin and neck with wheat germ oil, which is rich in Vitamin E that helps in nourishing and tightening the skin.
Direction: Apply the oil in an upwards motion from bottom of the neck to the chin for 15 to 20 minutes over the next 10 days before going to bed.
4) Egg White-Face Mask
If you find it difficult to purchase cocoa butter or wheat germ oil at your local grocery store, you may use a more easily accessible item for massaging your double chin. Egg white-masks, made from egg whites, milk, lemon, and honey, can be used a great way to tighten you skin muscles.
Direction: Carefully separate the egg white from 2 to 3 eggs and mix it with a tablespoon of milk, honey, and lemon juice. Now massage your chin and neck area slowly with the mixture for about a few minutes until the mask starts to dry.
Leave the dry mask for an hour and then wash it with lukewarm water. Do this once every day for the next 10 days for long-lasting results.
5) Increase the intake of Vitamin E
In addition to these simple home-made recipes, you should definitely increase your intake of Vitamin E, which is vital in maintaining the health of your skin and preventing it from sagging.
Vitamin E can be found in green leafy vegetables, dairy products, legumes, nuts and seeds, beans, and liver. An abundance of Vitamin E can also be found in Green Tea.
You may consider taking a daily vitamin E supplement as well, but consult with your doctor about proper dosage.
CHIN FIRMING EXERCISES
Besides the home-remedies and intake of Vitamin-E, another important aspect of your 10-day routine to reduce double chin is going to be facial exercises.
The exercises help in stretching and toning the skin and muscles around the chin and thus remove any signs of double chin.
1) Kiss the Sky
Tilt your head upwards and keep your eyes towards the sky or the ceiling if you’re inside. Now hold your lips as tight as possible as if you are trying to kiss the sky.
Hold yourself in the kissing position for about 15 seconds and repeat 20 times. This exercise stretches most of the facial muscles including your jaw, throat, and neck. Make sure you only use your lips during this exercise.
2) Chin Up
Chin up is a popular yoga asana. Pull your lower lip as high as possible by pushing out your lower jaw. You’ll feel a slight strain on your jaw and chin muscles as you push out your jaw.
Hold the lip and jaw in the position for 15 seconds and repeat 20 times. This exercise will not only help you lose your double chin but also give you a more prominent jaw line and high cheekbone structure to your face.
3) Hum and breathe
There are two parts to this exercise. First close your lips and make chewing motion using your lower jaw. Now hum and count your breath.
After 10 breaths stop to relax. In the second part, open your mouth and stick your tongue to the lower front teeth from front. Again hum and count for 10 breaths.
Repeat both parts 20 times. This exercise will give you an amazing jawline and reduce your double chin considerably.
You can do this simple exercise during any time of the day.
Just suck in your cheeks and lips like a guppy or fish and try to smile.
Hold the position for 10 seconds or until you feel the burn in your cheeks and jaws. Repeat 20 times. This is one of the best and fastest ways to burn excess fat on the chin and face.
5) Neck Rotation
While standing, drop your chin forward to your chest and slowly rotate your head to the right.
Hold the position for five seconds. Now, gently rotate your head back so that your chin is to your chest.
Do the same to the left. Hold again for five seconds. Repeat this 15 times daily.
6) Chin Slap
This is one of the easiest face workouts. With the back of your hand, gently slap underneath your chin and gradually increase your speed until it starts hurting.
If it starts hurting, slow down but continue to slap your double chin for 30 seconds.
Repeat this exercise 10 times.
The best exercise however is to simply smile.
Smiling helps in stretching the muscles of your cheek and chin and loosens the fat surrounding it.
Back fat is not a pretty sight. While it can feel soft to the touch – like when you are hugging a big, cuddly person – on the sexy scale back fat is pretty close to the bottom. This type of fat can be most obvious when a person is fully-clothed. For women, it shows up as a bulge around bra straps or tights shirts, and a too-tight-fitting t-shirt on a man can really accentuate this type of body fat.
Fortunately, there are some great ways to burn away back fat. Of course, having the proper diet can help. But, there is nothing like good-old-fashioned exercise that focuses on those trouble areas and puts the smack-down on that stubborn fat deposit.
If you are interested in burning back fat, here are 5 exercises that burn back fat faster:
1. Lat pull-downs:
If you are not already doing lat pull-downs, you should be. This is a great exercise for melting away the fat on your back. It really works the shoulder and back muscles, as well as your biceps (the front of your arms). Here is how to do lat pull-downs:
Stand in front of a lat pull-down machine that is equipped with a wide grip bar. Start with a light weight (maybe 40 pounds – you can always add more later).
Grasp the bar with an overhand (palms away from you) grip that is wider than your shoulders. Sit down at the machine.
Keep your back straight and eyes facing in front of you. Slowly pull the bar down to your chest without touching the bar to your chest.
Pause, then slowly bring the weight back up (but not letting the weight touch the stack).
Do 8-12 reps, 2-3 sets.
Pull-ups work many of the same muscles that lat pull-downs do. They may actually be a bit harder to do, since they require that you be able to lift your entire body weight. Here is what to do:
Grip the pull-up bar at a grip that is wider than shoulder-width.
Start in a hanging position, with straight elbows.
Pull yourself up, clearing the bar with your chin on each rep.
Breathe when you are at the bottom, rather than at the top.
Be sure to keep your chest up and your shoulders back, and concentrate on looking up the entire time. Cross your feet so that it is harder to “cheat” by swinging your legs.
Do 8-12 reps, 2-3 sets.
3. Bent-over row:
This is another great back fat burner. The basic image is that you are bending over forward at an angle as you pull barbells toward you. Here is how:
Stand with your feet at shoulder width while keeping your back straight.
Bend your knees slightly and pull in your stomach as you hold a dumbbell in each hand.
Bend your body forward at a 90-degree angle at the waist, but keep your back straight.
As your arms hang forward, slowly squeeze your shoulder blades together and bend your elbows, hold for a moment, then allow your hands to return to the lowered position.
Do as many reps as you can, 2 sets.
4. Opposite arm & leg lifts:
This one really works the back muscles. Here is what to do:
Lie down on your stomach with arms straight above your head and legs straight and forehead resting on the floor.
Slowly raise your right arm and your left leg off the ground at the same time while keeping your pelvis and chest on the floor.
Lower, then repeat with left arm and right leg.
5. Seated cable rows:
Seated cable rows are a lot of fun and they give you a good burn in your back. Watch as the back fat melts away. Here is what to do:
Find a seated cable row machine. Sit forward on the bench while you grab the cable handle. Place your feet on the platform.
Slide your butt backwards as you extend your legs, but keeping your knees slightly bent.
Pull the cable handle toward your waist while you straighten your lower back. Pull back your shoulders and push out your chest, arching your back slightly.
Return your arms to an extended position while stretching your shoulders forward again.
Repeat with 8-12 reps, 2-3 sets.
Try these 5 exercises to burn more back fat, faster.
Today, for Healthy Wednesday, I decided to try it myself and made a tasty ACV morning cocktail, a modification from a recipe found here. At first, I was terrified of what it would taste like, because of its strong odor, but it was actually really refreshing and crisp!
Detox Morning Elixir Recipe
– 1 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
– 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
– 1 Tbsp raw honey
– 1 tsp grated ginger
– 2 oz of filtered water
Mix all the ingredients and drink, warm or cold.
Why this combo is good for you:
Apple Cider Vinegar balances pH levels, cleanses the digestive system, reduces bloating, balances glucose and insulin levels. An alkaline pH can decrease risk of infection, increase energy, and prevent growth of unhealthy cells in our body.
Raw Honey balances out the intense flavor, and adds enzymes and vitamins. It is anti inflammatory and a natural source of energy.
Lemon is full of vitamin C, and is used to aid digestion and fluid retention.
Ginger is an excellent digestive aid and immune booster.
I have to say I immediately felt great and refreshed, and knowing how good this is for me, I will make it a point to enjoy my morning elixir everyday. Just make sure to buy a ACV that is organic, raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized, which you can easily identify by the strands that settle at the bottom of the bottle, known as “mother”. The “mother” contains proteins, the good bacteria and natural nutrients that make ACV a true health-booster.
According to Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar website, some of these benefits are:
A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn’t the right way to do it (and let’s be honest; really has no chance of working—who wants to live like that?). Fortunately, a flat belly can be attained just by incorporating small changes into your day. Here are 25 simple ways to flatten your belly.
1. Take your gossip session on a walk.
Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move—you’re likely to work out 104% harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials together. You’ll motivate everyone to get moving while you grow even closer.
2. Try the Roll-Up.
Hold a resistance band taut between hands and lie on the floor face up, with legs extended and arms overhead. Pull abs in, tuck your chin, lift arms toward the ceiling, and roll head, shoulders, and torso up and over your legs as far as you can. Keep heels firmly on the floor and reach hands towards your feet. Pause, then slowly roll back down. Do 5 to 8 reps with 30 minutes of cardio 5 to 6 times a week. (For more super-effective exercises, check out how to use resistance bands.)
3. Make time for cardio.
If you want to burn the most belly fat, a Duke University study confirms that aerobic exercise is the most effective in burning that deep, visceral belly fat. In fact, aerobic training burns 67% more calories than resistance training or a combination of the two, according to the study. If you’re low on motivation, these 31 ways to never skip another workout can help.
4. Try out Spidey moves.
Try the Spiderman Climber: Get into plank position with arms and legs extended, hands beneath shoulders, and feet flexed. Keeping your abs tight, bend your left leg out to the side and bring the knee toward the left elbow. Pause, then return to start. Switch sides. Do 20 reps, alternating sides, with 30 minutes of cardio 5 to 6 times a week.
5. Fight fat with fiber.
For every 10 grams of fiber you eat daily, your belly will carry almost 4% less fat. Thankfully, there are more enjoyable ways to increase your fiber than scarfing down a box of bran flakes: Two apples, ½ cup of pinto beans, one artichoke, or two cups of broccoli will all give you 10 grams of belly-flattening fiber each. (For more tasty fiber ideas, see our 100 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards.)
6. Be pushy at restaurants.
Saying, “I’ll go last” when the waiter comes around could be adding bulk to your belly. A recent study showed that a normal-weight woman was more likely to mimic a thin woman’s eating habits than an obese woman’s. So when you’re out for girl’s night, order first. You’ll keep yourself, and maybe even a friend or two, on track to a flatter tummy. (Avoid other fat traps with 6 ways restaurants try to make you fat.)
7. Do the Windshield Wiper.
Lie face up with arms out to your sides, palms down, and legs bent at 90 degrees so feet are off the floor. Keep abs tight and slowly lower legs to the left as far as possible, keeping shoulders on the floor. Pause, then return to start. Repeat to the right. Do 20 reps, alternating sides.
8. Suck up the pet hair.
One more reason to follow your shedding pet with a vacuum? Vacuuming is a great ab workout. Tighten your abdominal muscles while you push back and forth for a tighter tummy.
9. Cut back on the pretzels.
Too much salt will make you retain more fluid, which contributes to a puffy appearance and extra water weight. (Avoid these 10 other foods that cause belly bloat.)
10. Fry fat with The Boat Move.
Target your deepest ab muscles with The Boat: Lie face up on a mat with arms straight up over chest. Lift your upper body off the ground by rolling through the spine. At the same time, raise your legs so that you’re balancing on your butt, knees bent and shins parallel to the ground. Slowly roll back down onto the mat, lowering legs. That’s 1 rep. Do 5 reps per set, resting 30 to 60 seconds between sets.
11. Add this green fruit to your diet.
Just half an avocado contains 10 grams of MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids), which halt blood sugar spikes that tell your body to store fat around your belly. Eat these in ¼ cup servings to ward off belly fat without overdoing it.
12. Play catch.
Get into a crunch position—lie on your back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor, shoulders and head off the floor with your abs contracted. Then have someone throw an exercise ball (or basketball) to you—first to your left side so you have to twist and reach to catch it, and then to your right. Do this as many times as is comfortable, and try to increase the number each week.
13. Skip your daily soda habit.
Where do you think all those bubbles from carbonated drinks end up? They gang up in your belly! (Yes, even diet: Check out all 7 Nasty Side Effects of Drinking Diet Soda.) Swap soda, diet soda, and seltzer for Sassy Water, our slimming staple beverage.
14. Get on the wagon.
That glass of wine with every meal may be part of the reason your jeans are too tight. Too much alcohol can raise cortisol levels, sending fat straight to your belly.
15. Paddle off your belly.
Kayaking is an exhilarating, ab-crunching workout. Constant paddling requires lots of twisting and tightness from your abs for long periods of time.
Many people would say why cure something if you can prevent it in the first place and they would be right. Here is what you can do to stop the fat accumulation before it’s too late.
You probably know the saying “We are what we eat”, so if we want to be healthy we need to eat healthy. Unhealthy diet eventually leads to fat accumulation in the body and causes flabby arms.
Change your diet plan by introducing more fruits and vegetables, they will eliminate the hunger but you will decrease your calories intake. They are also rich in fibers which jumpstart your metabolism and make it burn calories faster. Burning calories means burning the arm fat as well. Include more lean proteins and slow burning carbs.
Eat regular smaller meals:
If you eat more regular but smaller meals you won’t feel hungry but you’ll reduce the calories intake at the same time.
Don’t skip Breakfast:
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so never skip it. You won’t gain anything and at the end of the day you’ll realize that you’ve just eaten more.
Drink more water:
It’s important to drink a lot of fluids during the day, especially water. It will boost the metabolism and if you drink a glass of water before every meal you’ll eat less.
A cup of green tea in the morning is extremely beneficial when it comes to fat burning. It gives you more energy and you burn more calories. Drink plenty of green tea during the day as well, it will speed up your metabolism to burn the deposited fat.
Do cardio on a daily basis:
Cardio exercises are great for burning fat. If you do them every day you’ll eliminate the chances for fat accumulation and thus prevent flabby arms. You can also try swimming, rope climbing or rowing as well.
Always take the stairs:
If you want to burn more fat don’t take the elevator, always climb the stairs. Fit people never ride the elevator and you want to be fit don’t you?
If you follow our advices regarding your everyday habits and in addition to the exercises above every day you’ll definitely get rid of the fat in your arms. You need to repeat them every day in order to achieve the results. You can chose one or do a combination of more exercises, but stay assured that they will help you achieve the sculpted arm look in no time.
Eat healthy, drink a lot of water and exercise every day and say goodbye to the flabby arms forever!