STYLECRAZE http://www.stylecraze.com India's Largest Beauty Network Sat, 30 May 2015 12:18:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.6 5 Silly Makeup Mistakes You Should Stop Making Right Away http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/silly-makeup-mistakes-you-should-stop-making-right-away/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/silly-makeup-mistakes-you-should-stop-making-right-away/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 12:17:49 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=307416 It usually takes every woman most of her twenties to figure out a makeup routine and style that suits her, along with tons of trial and error experiments, of course. The chances of getting lost along the way are at an all time high as social media and the Internet are ripe with cosmetic inspiration—everything [...]

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It usually takes every woman most of her twenties to figure out a makeup routine and style that suits her, along with tons of trial and error experiments, of course. The chances of getting lost along the way are at an all time high as social media and the Internet are ripe with cosmetic inspiration—everything from Jlo’s forever-bronzed cheeks to Rihanna’s mulberry lipstick obsession.

How can you be sure if a trend that works for someone else will look just a great on you? That’s where most of us trip up and end up look older, and not necessarily wiser beyond our years. To help you avoid the potholes of makeup madness, here’s a list of five mistakes you could easily avoid, and result in the best looking makeup skills of your life!

You’ll be thanking us the next time you’re posing for that selfie.

ERROR #1: Wearing The Wrong Foundation And Wearing Too Much Of It

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My heart goes out to every ‘ghost’ picture I’ve seen on Instagram of pretty girls wearing the wrong shade of foundation—it’s usually too light and looks like the head and body are two separate entities. When you use a base that is too light, your skin looks flat instead of natural. On the other hand, using a shade or two too dark to ‘highlight’ your face just makes it look heavy.

The Fix: 

Only use foundation where you need to camouflage discolouration. Buy liquid formulas that have light-diffusing pigments or a tinted moisturiser. Find a colour that makes your skin tone as close as possible and blend it evenly across your face and neck.

ERROR #2: Choosing A Lipstick That Is Too Dark Or Too Matte

Choosing A Lipstick That Is Too Dark

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Your lips will lose their shape as you age, so you’ll want to steer clear of dark colours as they give the illusion of a smaller pout and fall flat on your lips.

The Fix:

Make your lips appear more full, and well, plump by choosing a pink, peach or light red that has a glossy, hydrating finish. Matte lipsticks are a big no-no as they will emphasise the lines around your lips. Choose bright lipsticks or choose a hydrating lip stain instead.

MISTAKE # 3: Skipping Eyeliner For Under Eye Kohl

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This admittedly lazy habit is also blasphemy in makeup terms. But the bottom liner just pulls your features down, making your eyes look smaller, and your face older.

The Fix:

You’ve gotta use that eyeliner to open up and brighten your mug—ensure it’s a thin liner that’s as close to your lash line as you can manage. Also, skip the black and opt for a brown that is less harsh and blends better.

MISTAKE #4: Wearing The Wrong Blush Too High On Your Face

Wearing The Wrong Blush

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Never, ever pick a blush in the brown family of shades. You may think it’s adding definition, but really, it’s just adding age. Also, skip blush on the apples of your cheeks, it just draws attention to loose skin.

The Fix:

Match the natural colour of your cheeks to find the right shade of blush. Apply the colour on the highest point of your cheekbones and lift it upwards to cover the whole cheekbone. Steer clear of the nose.

MISTAKE #5: Ignoring Your Brow Game

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Your eyebrows probably aren’t a priority when you’re younger, but as you grow older, they get thinner and they stop growing back. The wrong eyebrow pencils and powders make you look washed out.

The Fix:

Look for a product that is the same shade as your hair. Brush up your brows consistently and follow up by bringing the colour through your arch, all the way to the square head of your brow.

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 8 Best Callanetics Exercises You Can Try http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-callanetics-exercises-you-can-try/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-callanetics-exercises-you-can-try/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 12:13:50 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=307440 Have you ever thought about workout options that do not require you to sweat vigorously or take up lots of time? If the answer is yes, it is time you opted for Callanetics exercises. Are you interested in knowing more? Keep reading! Callanetics – An Overview: Callanetics is a form of workout incepted by noted [...]

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Have you ever thought about workout options that do not require you to sweat vigorously or take up lots of time? If the answer is yes, it is time you opted for Callanetics exercises.

Are you interested in knowing more? Keep reading!

Callanetics – An Overview:

Callanetics is a form of workout incepted by noted ballerina Callan Pinckney. She was afflicted with knee and back pain that forced her to use a wheelchair. However, this experimental exercise form helped her return to her profession once again (1).

Callanetics involves the usage of small and precise movements, and celebrities like Madonna have inducted it into their fitness regime.

Why Opt For Callanetics?

There are several advantages for choosing this form of exercise:

  • One big reason so many people opt for Callanetics is it is really easy to practice. The low impact exercises help tone and strengthen the muscles in your body.
  • People from almost any age group can do the exercises without any hassles.
  • You don’t have to use too much equipment either.
  • The movements target individual body muscles in a precise manner.
  • There is a very little risk of injuring yourself while doing the workouts, unlike some other types of exercise.
  • It does not focus on any special diet or supplements.

Top Callanetics Exercises You Can Try:

Following are the top Callanetics exercises you can try out:

1. Pulsed Crunches:

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This is one effective Callanetics exercise that targets the muscles in your stomach and abdominal region.

  1. You need to lie on the floor while keeping both the feet hip-width apart.
  2. Raise your knees.
  3. Place your hands (palms down) at the sides.
  4. Now, slowly lift your head and torso. Ensure your hands and legs are firm on the ground and aren’t moving.
  5. Take your head and torso forward, as much as possible.
  6. Once you have bent forward the maximum, stay in that position for a minute or so, and return to the starting position.

2. Plank:

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This Callanetics exercise helps you develop core strength and endurance in the back and the abdominals.

  1. Firstly, you will need to get on your knees and hands. Now, straighten one leg backwards at once and then lift your knees off the floor.
  2. Next, lower the body down on the forearms and pull the abdominal muscles inwards. The back should be flat, and your body should resemble a straight line from heels to the head. Be in this posture for a minute or so.

3. Double Straight Leg Lower:

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This exercise is meant specially for tightening your abdominals.

  1. You will need to lie on your back. Now, bring your knees to the chest.
  2. Next, extend one leg towards the ceiling. Then stretch your arms sidewise with palms down. Your lower back should be aligned to the floor. Ensure the neck and shoulder are relaxed.
  3. Breathe in and lower the legs without lifting your lower back.
  4. Slowly, breathe out and bring legs straight upwards. This can be done 10 times.

4. Downward Dog:

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This exercise helps stretch your back, hamstrings, and shoulders. It also aids in opening up the chest and strengthens the upper body.

  1. Get on your hands and knees first. The knees should be kept hip width apart while hands should be kept shoulder width apart.
  2. Breathe in and then curl the toes under your heels.
  3. Next, breathe out and move the hips upwards.
  4. Push back your body while straightening the arms and legs. Your body will resemble an upside down “V” figure.
  5. Now, spread your fingers and press the chest downwards. The tailbone should be upwards, and lower heels should be downwards.
  6. While hanging your head, breathe for 30 seconds or so.

5. Inclined Push-Ups:

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This is one multipurpose exercise that works on body parts like arms, abs and chest.

  1. At first, kneel on a mat and face a low object like an exercise ball. Place both your hands on the exercise ball and keep hands shoulder-width apart.
  2. Lean forward from the hip of your body and shift your weight onto your toes. Ensure the back is flat from the heels to head.
  3. Now, pull in the abdomen and breathe in. Lower your body and bend the arms until your elbows are at a 90-degree angle.
  4. Next, breathe out and revert to the starting position and straighten the arms; ensure you are not locking your elbows. You can do this 10 times.

6. Extended-Arm Sit-Ups:

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This exercise works on your back, thighs and leg muscles.

  1. Lie on your back on the mat and keep legs stretched in front.
  2. Roll up the body and stretch your hands till your feet.
  3. Try to touch your knees with your forehead.
  4. Stay in that position for some time.
  5. In case you aren’t able to touch your knees with your forehead, just reach your feet with your palms and stay in that position.

7. Bicycle Twists:

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This twist exercise works on your spine, knees and back as well.

  1. Lie down on the floor and keep your knees bent. Your shins should be at an angle of 90 degrees to the ground.
  2. Place both hands behind your head and keep your elbows outwards sidewise.
  3. Now, lift your upper body and twist to a side that will bring the elbow closer to the outside knee. The other leg should be at an angle of 45-degrees to the floor.
  4. Be in this posture for 5 seconds or so.
  5. Now, bring the legs to the initial position.
  6. Twist the upper body in the reverse direction and repeat the move for the other leg.
  7. Repeat the move for each side 6 times or so.

8. Inner Thigh Tightener:

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This exercise helps tighten the muscles in your thighs.

  1. You need to sit on the floor with an exercise ball before you. Keep both knees bent a little, and press the arches of the feet into the sides of the exercise ball.
  2. Ensure the spine is relaxed and squeeze your feet hard against the exercise ball.
  3. Count till 20 and release your legs. Do this workout thrice.

These simple exercises may be done any time of the day, and will reap great benefits. Try them today! Also, tell us how this post has helped you. You can comment in the box below!

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6 Best Foot Exercises For Runners http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-foot-exercises-for-runners/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-foot-exercises-for-runners/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 11:29:31 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=307423 Running is one of the highest calorie burning exercises out there! Do you run every day for fitness? Is running your hobby? Be it daily or the occasional marathon, are your feet safe and happy? Here we have a set of foot exercises that strengthen your feet. Wondering what is it we are talking about? [...]

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Running is one of the highest calorie burning exercises out there! Do you run every day for fitness? Is running your hobby? Be it daily or the occasional marathon, are your feet safe and happy? Here we have a set of foot exercises that strengthen your feet.

Wondering what is it we are talking about? Keep reading to know more!

Miles To Run:

For dedicated runners, the miles never end. For this reason, they have a complex relationship with their feet. A runner’s foot endures much, ranging from the stress of pushing against hard surfaces to sprains and fractures. In the quest for fitness, the humble feet are taken for granted. Their muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments work together to push us forward. A single break or tear is enough to stop all the running (1).

Commonly runners face four painful ailments because of foot injuries. These include plantar fasciitis, extensor tendonitis, adductor and abductor hallucis, and stress fracture. Each of these is associated with severe pain radiating across the foot (2). Foot exercises not only relieve pain from these ailments, but also strengthen the foot (3). A strong foot gives better power for your run, and even prevents injuries.

Here are some of the foot exercises that help runners. These exercises are best performed barefoot.

1. Resistance Toe Pull:

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  1. Sit in a chair, keeping your feet planted on the floor.
  2. Take a band and loop it around the big toes of both the feet.
  3. Your toes are pointed slightly upwards and forwards.
  4. Now rotate your heels, driving the toes away from each other.
  5. Feel the pull of the resistance band.
  6. Hold for 30 seconds, return to the normal position and repeat thrice.
  7. Perform the pull twice daily.

2. Single Foot Toe Pull:

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  1. Be seated and this time use the band on a single foot.
  2. Loop it around the toes tightly until you feel the stretch.
  3. Here, spread the toes as wide as you can.
  4. Keep the position for 5 seconds, repeating 10 sets on both feet.
  5. Perform the exercise thrice a week.

3. Foot Stretch:

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  1. You can perform this in a seated position.
  2. Bending the left knee, place the left ankle on the right knee.
  3. Use your left hand to hold the left toes.
  4. Now, slowly press them forward, bringing the foot to a pointed position.
  5. Feel the stretch.
  6. Then, bring the foot back and press the toes towards the left.
  7. Feel the stretch in the opposite direction.
  8. Repeat the set 10 times on each foot, twice a day.

4. Seated Stretch:

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  1. To begin, kneel down on the floor.
  2. Ensure your legs are placed together behind you.
  3. Gently sit back on your heels and curl your toes at the same time.
  4. Your buttocks should rest on top of both heels.
  5. This will stretch the inside arch of the feet.

5. Object Lifts:

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  1. You can either sit or stand for this exercise.
  2. Use small objects like pencils or marbles and place them on the floor.
  3. Using only the toes, lift the objects off the floor.
  4. You can either place them back on the floor or put them in a container.
  5. Perform 10 sets for each foot. Repeat every day for best results.

6. Alternate Toe And Heel Walk:

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  1. Stand on the floor and alternately walk on the toes and heels.
  2. First walk on the toes for about 15 seconds.
  3. Wait for the same duration and then walk on the heels.
  4. Repeat the sets 8 times.
  5. You can perform this exercise twice a day as a part of your daily routine.

These exercises build the strength of the foot muscles while improving movement. Do you have something to share? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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4 Minute Fat-Burning Workouts http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/4-minute-fat-burning-workouts/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/4-minute-fat-burning-workouts/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 11:17:51 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=307155 What if it took just 4 minutes of exercise to get the perfect body? You’d probably be thinking this is the start of a terrible joke or useless infomercial, aren’t you? But, in fact, it does take only 4 minutes to make a huge difference to your physique. It is the Tabata workout we are [...]

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What if it took just 4 minutes of exercise to get the perfect body? You’d probably be thinking this is the start of a terrible joke or useless infomercial, aren’t you? But, in fact, it does take only 4 minutes to make a huge difference to your physique.

It is the Tabata workout we are talking about! Would you like to know more? Go ahead and read this post!

Tabata Training:

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), also know as Tabata Training, requires just 4 minutes of total focus and determination as you give your workout everything you’ve got.

This form of exercise was developed by Dr. Izumi Tabata, and worked exceedingly well for the Japanese Olympics speed skating team. The effects of Tabata Training have been studied by gathering groups of athletic men and women to engage in 4 minutes of extreme exercise activity. The results at the end of their workouts showed higher levels of oxygen consumption by the body, resting metabolic rate, increased aerobic and anaerobic capacities, and they also had burnt more fat than the regular one hour workouts.

Other Benefits:

  • Boosts the body’s metabolism throughout the entire day.
  • Does not require huge investments in equipment and gym memberships.
  • Gives fast results in less time.
  • Facilitates full body workout in a short amount of time.

How Does It Work?

The usual cardio exercise, which is like a 20-minute walk around the block, burns fewer calories than the 4-minute Tabata workout. Tabata-inspired workouts burn up to 13.5 calories or more per minute, depending on the level of intensity.

What you will need to do is pick two or four exercises that will form a good routine, easily allowing you to transition from one to the next and back. The workout requires you to exercise for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. This needs to be done for a total of eight 20-second sets, while taking continuous 10-second rest pauses in between. Or, you could workout intensely for 2 minutes and then take a break for 60 seconds and continue with your rigorous exercising for another 2 minutes.

For example, you could throw together the following exercises:

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Push-ups

Perform every exercise twice, so that you get 2 sets each out of the eight. You can go through the entire workout, and then repeat it again to complete 8 sets.

Sounds Simple Enough, Right?

The Tabata training routine is really simple, but it works best only at maximum intensity. So, if you aren’t feeling the burn once those 4 minutes are up, you probably aren’t doing it right!

Beginners can start out with two exercises instead of going in for four different types. Focus on doing each of them vigorously for 2 minutes. Once you feel like they’re easier for you to do, increase the number of exercises to four. But always remember to stretch and warm up before you start intense exercising. Tabata workouts also go well with regular workouts at the home and even at the gym.

Exercises To Add To Your Workout Regimen:

1. Swimming:

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Swimming is a fun activity, and at the same time, it can prove to be an extreme workout. It will allow you to enjoy the same benefits of cardio exercises while working your upper and lower body muscles. It’s best to have your own lane in the pool or a less crowded pool, when you intend to pause over and over.

You’ll Need:

  • A pool
  • Knowledge of how to swim
  • Knowledge of different strokes
  • Your own lane

Steps:

  1. You can combine whichever swim strokes you know and are comfortable with, so that you can go hard at your workout without missing a beat.
  2. Perform at least 4 strokes for 20 seconds then repeat it to complete the 4-minute cycle.

2. Handstand Push-Up:

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If you like a good challenge and can balance yourself well, you could definitely try some handstand push-ups.

You’ll Need:

  • Sturdy wall
  • Workout partner

Steps:

  1. To do this, lie flat on the floor and kick off the ground to rest the back of your legs against a wall, and support your upright position with your hands. Get a friend to help you get into position and help you stay steady.
  2. Once in position, lower your entire body by bending only your elbows while the rest of the body remains aligned.
  3. Work it till you are at least 2 inches lower. There’s no need to have your head reaching all the way to the floor.
  4. Do as many as you can, and as fast as you can in 20 seconds.

3. Jumping Jacks:

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You don’t really need anything for this. They are quite simple, but have huge impact on the muscles.

Steps:

  1. Stand in an upright position with your feet together and arms by your sides.
  2. Jump and take your legs apart at a comfortable distance while simultaneously raising your hands from your sides till they extend over your head and meet.
  3. Jump back to the original position.
  4. Do at least ten of these in a set of 20 seconds.

4. Push-Ups:

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Push-ups are good to strengthen your upper body. They also work well for the torso muscles.

Steps:

  1. Assume a plank position on the floor.
  2. Bring the hand up till the shoulders.
  3. Keeping your toes and hands firmly planted on the floor, push yourself upwards to lift the body as you exhale.
  4. Lower yourself and inhale simultaneously.
  5. Do 10 of these, but at a slower pace for best results.

5. Lunge Jumps:

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Lunges target the lower body muscles, like the glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps. They are excellent for losing those calories and slimming down your thighs, hips and butt.

Steps:

  1. Start by bringing your right leg forward and bending into a lunge position, and at the same time bending your arms at the elbows.
  2. Propel yourself straight off the ground, reaching your arms over your head and stretching your legs while in the air.
  3. Switch legs and resume the lunge position as you land back down.
  4. Repeat the process again as quickly as possible in 20 seconds.

6. Mountain Climbers:

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This exercise uses the upper arm strength and tones the muscles along the arms and shoulders. At the same time, your back and abdominal muscles get a good workout. The hips, knees and quadriceps in the legs are also flexed to keep you steady with the movement of the exercise, thus providing a complete workout to the entire body.

Steps:

  1. Bend forward till your hands reach the floor.
  2. Stand on your toes and extend one foot back and bring the other to your chest. (Your position should represent the starting position a sprinter would assume).
  3. Jump and switch your leg positions, making sure you land on your toes.
  4. Keep alternating till your 20 seconds are up.

7. Box Jumps:

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Box jumps are fun to do and require you to jump really high. They help strengthen your leg muscles and promote good balance. When used in an intense workout, they can melt your fat away. They are an exciting way to say goodbye to those calories.

You’ll Need: 

  • Weight bench/ Plyo box, not higher that your knees.

Steps:

  1. Stand before the box and jump with both feet. You should be landing on the top of the box with both your feet.
  2. Jump off the box in the same manner.
  3. Repeat for 20 seconds.
  4. If the jumping isn’t for you, you could try step-ups, where, instead of jumping, you step on to the box one foot at a time, and get off the same way. Alternate your stepping legs to complete the 20 seconds.

8. Speed Skater:

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Become a skater without the skates and in the comfort of your own home. This exercise in your Tabata routine will guarantee you toned legs and great balance.

You’ll Need:

  • Open space

Steps:

  1. Start by standing straight with your feet together and hands by your sides.
  2. Step to the left with one foot, thereby spreading your legs apart.
  3. Lower yourself into a squatting position and bring your right bent leg behind your body so that it is lightly tapping the floor. Swing your arms to the left side of your body.
  4. Now quickly push off with your left foot jumping over the right leg and swing your arms to the sides so that they are extended till the shoulder level.
  5. You should land back down on your right foot, with your left foot positioned at the back.
  6. Repeat the same so that you land on your left foot now.
  7. It will take a little time to perfect this move.
  8. Once you’ve got it , repeat as fast as you can for 20 seconds. Then take a break.

9. Burpee:

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Adding a few sets of Burpees to your workout will target all the major muscle groups in your entire body.

You’ll Need:

  • Open space

Steps:

  1. You need to start off by standing upright. Remember to leave a little space between your legs.
  2. Crouch down low till you can place your palms on the floor.
  3. Now kick your legs back, to shift into the plank position.
  4. Move to the push-up position and quickly return to the crouching pose.
  5. From the squatting posture, jump as high as possible and squat again.
  6. Finally, resume standing upright by launching yourself upwards. (i.e. jumping up).

10. Jumping Rope:

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A skipping or jumping rope develops perfect coordination, and is a great cardio. It can work as a part of your Tabata training, or it could make up the entire workout. There are a number of ways you can skip to improve balance and synchronization.

You’ll Need:

  • A jump rope long enough to work with your height

Steps:

  1. Get into position with jump rope.
  2. First try jumping with both feet as fast as possible for 20 seconds.
  3. Then, shift to jumping in such a way that you bring your knees to your chest, one after the other.
  4. Move on to the Boxer shuffle. Here, you will be jumping with one foot forward and one at the back and switching the feet with every revolution of the rope.
  5. Finally, you could go for butt kickers, where you kick one heel backwards to reach your butt, then the other.

11. Sprinting:

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Quick short sprints every 20 seconds spaced out with a rest pause of 10 seconds will build stamina and stronger muscles.

Steps To Increase Speed:

  1. Make sure you’re in shape; if not, regular jogs will help you to slowly ease into running.
  2. Maintain a straight posture; do not hunch the shoulders, but keep them relaxed.
  3. Look straight ahead and bring the chest forward.
  4. Let your arms swing up and down at 45-degree angles to cut through the air and propel you forward.

12. Dumbbell Snatch:

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This exercise has squatting, stretching and even a little of lifting. It gives you a whole body workout and torches those calories in minutes.

You’ll Need:

  • An 8 – 10 pound dumbbell to carry out the exercise

Steps:

  1. Spread your feet, making sure they are further apart than your shoulder width.
  2. Grab the dumbbell with your left hand so that it is facing downwards, and stretch out your right arm towards your right side as high as your shoulder.
  3. Squat a little, so that your bent knees are right over your toes.
  4. Now push yourself upright, drawing energy from your hips. Raise the dumbbell in front of you till the shoulder level. (All the while having your right arm stretched out)
  5. Next raise your dumbbell over your head in a swift move as if to punch the ceiling.
  6. Repeat for 20 seconds, and then rest for 10 seconds.

Remember, you will need a timer no matter what exercises you choose. This will help you keep track of the time. Simply counting the seconds will cause you to lose focus and reduce the workout intensity. Many cellular applications promote Tabata-inspired workouts; so the task of timing your exercise is much simpler.

You already have the tools you need to exercise; now all you need to do is spare four minutes of your time.Do tell us how this post has helped you. Let us know by commenting in the box below.

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The Ultimate Halle Berry Makeup Guide http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/the-ultimate-halle-berry-makeup-guide/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/the-ultimate-halle-berry-makeup-guide/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 11:11:20 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=307340 Doting mother to Nahla, Halle Berry – the Bond Girl, an Oscar Award Winner and more, and the sexy stunner in her late forties – has the best and very luminous skin so far we have seen on any other celebrity across Hollywood. And here we come to help you out with the ins and [...]

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Doting mother to Nahla, Halle Berry – the Bond Girl, an Oscar Award Winner and more, and the sexy stunner in her late forties – has the best and very luminous skin so far we have seen on any other celebrity across Hollywood. And here we come to help you out with the ins and outs of Halle Berry makeup.

Continue reading!

It Began In 1996:

Ever since the mid-nineties, Halle Berry was the baby of Revlon (a famous international cosmetic company). Virtually wrinkle and line free, the makeup scoops we would like to speak to you about with Halle Berry’s skin in mind are here for keeps.

The Ageless Appearance:

Colorstay by Revlon seems to be what Halle Berry has the utmost faith in, tried and tested for the Bond girl! Halle believes in using the right foundation, which is why the best from Revlon is for her to flaunt – bringing about an even and a very Au naturale look at the end of the day.

Halle also is a fan of ‘Red Carpet Facial Kit’, which helps cleanse and moisten her skin too. The peel is light and it helps accentuate the glow on the skin, and should be used before going out for a party, a romantic date for two, or just to make your skin look like a billion bucks.

Learn It From The Strong-Willed And Powerful Berry:

Her secret to the luminous glow on her skin is her daily skin care routine, and since she is a mother and busy as a career woman too, she cleans and moisturizes her skin, not once but twice every day. Sunscreen for her is a must-have item in her bag, and she doesn’t smoke, consume alcohol or indulge in recreational drugs – says a lot about her healthy lifestyle too.

Halle Berry Makeup Tutorial:

Not only at the red-carpet events or the Oscars, for that matter, our dusky Bond girl stuns the world even without makeup while shopping for groceries. We wonder if any of us can actually do that for real, but before bringing on the scepticism, the answer is a YES! An ageless and luminous appearance like Halle can be achieved, and here’s how!

  1. Even out your skin tone with a branded foundation and a concealer.
  1. Brush your eyebrows upwards and throw a little glitter on the arch, but not too much.
  1. Use translucent powder around the eyes and the arch of the brow to even the look and prep the eyes for the shadow.
  1. To achieve the luminous eye glow, using copper tones or lightest brown shades for the lids would be the best.
  1. Swirl the brush in the shadow palette and apply gently over the lids.
  1. With the help of a wide-fluffy brush, smooth and blend out the eyelids.
  1. Use the same shadow and the same brush (remnants) to colour the lower lashes.
  1. Use a deep dark brown eyeliner to colour the lower lash line or water line.
  1. The same deep dark brown eyeliner now can be used for the upper water line or the lash line too.
  1. Do a little smidgeon the outer corners of each eye with the eyeliner.
  1. Deep dark brown eyeliners are the best alternative to black, keeping in mind the luminous shades of Halle Berry’s looks!
  1. Time for mascara ladies, and this should be the blessings of voluminous mascara.
  1. Two coats of mascara for the top lash line and one for the bottom, please!
  1. Use a baked bronzer that has the colour tone similar to that of a glow.
  1. Start with the fattest brush to swipe the forehead, the cheekbones, the jaw line and the neck.
  1. If you are confused with the blush tone to use, peach or pink are the best options to choose
  1. Mix the two if you want, it is a win-win situation, and you cannot go wrong with the mixed-blush effect.
  1. Smile and accentuate the cheekbones to blush the blusher and to bring a flushing blush look.
  1. Blend it with another fat brush to bring down the ‘brightness.’
  1. Don’t forget the lips, ladies – start with a base lip liner- a shade lighter than the real lipstick you would be using.
  1. Use a nude shade for the lips or max to max, peach!

And you are ready!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the tutorial on the Halle Berry look, as much as we’ve enjoyed penning this down for you! Let us know your opinions by commenting in the box below. We would love to hear from you.

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Thinking of interesting ways to make some fine mascara at home? We have the perfect recipes for you. No, you don’t have to spend a whole lot of money buying something too expensive at the cosmetics store anymore! These DIY recipes are easy to do, and they promise to last very long!

To learn how to make mascara at home the right way, continue with the post!

How To Make Natural Mascara At Home:

The Natural Mascara recipe is much simpler than you’d like to think. It is very organic, comes with no side effects, and will definitely add more beauty and appeal to your eyes. Also, it creates a beautiful texture when you apply it. You are going to love this when it’s done.

Ingredients:

  • Black mineral powder
  • Bentonite clay – to prevent the mascara from hardening and make it darker in colour
  • Aloe Vera – to create smoothness and a beautiful texture
  • Lavender essential oil – in order to add some wonderful fragrance to the mascara and to make your lashes grow
  • A simple mascara container. You could use an old lip gloss or lip balm container if you like
  • A tiny spatula
  • Simple medicine dropper

Steps:

  1. Get hold of all the ingredients and mix them together. Use a bowl for this. Blend until the mixture has become completely smooth.
  2. Now add some more Aloe Vera gel if you would like to create that consistency.
  3. Next you will have to scoop into the medicine dropper with the help of a spatula and gently squirt into the mascara container.
  4. You could try another method as well. Just add all the ingredients inside the tube and use a brush to mix the mascara. This might take some time. So be patient enough.
  5. You can use just like you would use a regular mascara.
  6. If you would like to remove it, get hold of a wash cloth and dip it in warm water or olive oil. This will act as a natural makeup eye remover.

Tip: If you’d like to thicken and increase the length of your lashes, dust them with arrowroot powder. This would work best with an eyelash curler.

Homemade Clay Mascara:

The homemade clay mascara is quite easy to prepare when compared to the mascara recipe given above. It works and makes your eyes look much more beautiful and attractive. Try it right away! Also, they fit into your budget, so you have hardly anything to worry about.

Ingredients:

  • 4 and a half teaspoons of black clay
  • Half a teaspoon of red reef clay
  • A pinch of guar gum
  • One-fourth teaspoon of glycerine
  • One teaspoon of water

Steps:

  1. Bring all the clays together in a small dish. Add the guar gum to the mixture as well.
  2. Some vegetable and glycerine water should come next.
  3. Mash to combine them together. You can also add more water if you like.
  4. Next you will have to store the mascara tube.
  5. Most people use 5-gram jars, but if you have tiny old containers, feel free to use them as well.
  6. Remove the excess.
  7. When you are applying mascara, make sure you are experimenting with different kinds of brushes. If a spikey one works best for you, use that. If you like silicone, that wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

How did you like this post? Have you tried making some mascara at home earlier? Let us know your makeup experiences in the comment box below.

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Remember when you had a bad cold, and your mother would always feed you elderberry syrup? It tasted sweet and helped you recover soon. Elderberry tea is pretty much the same. The only difference is that elderberry tea is taken mostly by adults and comes with a large number of health benefits that promise to change and improve your lifestyle over time.

Would you like to know more? Keep reading.

What Are Elderberries?

Often regarded as an ornamental shrub, elderberries are mostly grown in the United States of America and Canada. The tiny black fruit is known not just for its juiciness, but also for its medicinal properties. It is used for preparing wine and syrup mostly. Elderberries are usually stored in a glass jar. They are washed and dried before usage. Most elderberries should be packed in freezer containers if they are going to be used for cooking. Nonetheless, elderberries are a blessing to both the medicinal and culinary world.

How To Make Elderberry Tea?

Elderberries are great for boosting immunity. They improve health and make you less prone to life-threatening diseases.

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces of filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons of dried elderberries
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Steps:

  1. Add water and elderberries in a saucepan.
  2. Add some turmeric and cinnamon to it.
  3. Let it boil for a minute or so. Reduce the heat gently. Let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the heat and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Use a mesh strainer, strain and pour into separate mugs.
  6. Add a tablespoon of honey.
  7. If you want the drink to cool down, pour it into a jar and let it cool down.

Now that you know how to prepare elderberry tea, go ahead and read the amazing benefits if offers.

1. Boosts Digestion:

If you are constipated, bloated or sick of problems related to your digestive tract, drink more elderberry tea to reduce the symptoms. A difference will be felt within three cups. It contains dietary fiber that reduces gas problems, fights constipation and improves gastrointestinal health.

2. Treats Cold And Flu:

If you have a cold or a bad cough, drink elderberry tea to say goodbye to this condition. According to a couple of studies, the elder flowers and its juicy berries will help in the reduction of nasal congestion (1).

3. Treats Wounds:

Elderberry surprisingly treats wounds and infections as well. It can be applied directly to the skin in order to reduce scars and signs of skin damage.

4. Improves Skin Health:

Elderberry tea contains antioxidants in abundance that improve the texture and complexion of your skin. Not only that, it fights wrinkles, diminishes spots on your face, and helps you achieve a flawless and radiant glow. Elderberry tea has often been regarded as the secret to beautiful and glowing skin.

5. Immunity And Respiratory Problems:

Another benefit of elderberry tea is that it boosts immunity and fights respiratory diseases (2). It is one of the most famous herbal and home remedies for small sicknesses.

6. Improves Bone Health:

If you are an arthritis patient or are worried about bone and joint pain, try elderberry tea. This will fight both joint pain and soreness and encourage the development of new bone tissues. Osteoporosis is one of the biggest bone related diseases seen today. This can be eradicated and controlled with elderberry tea.

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How To Do Fantasy Makeup? http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/how-to-do-fantasy-makeup/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/how-to-do-fantasy-makeup/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 10:52:24 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=307307 Ever wondered what Fantasy Makeup is and how you can use it? If not, this post is a must-read for you! And before we begin telling you about Fantasy Makeup, a line or two to understand the concept would help. So, read on and enjoy! Fantasy Makeup FAQs: There are many questions asked by readers [...]

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Ever wondered what Fantasy Makeup is and how you can use it? If not, this post is a must-read for you! And before we begin telling you about Fantasy Makeup, a line or two to understand the concept would help.

So, read on and enjoy!

Fantasy Makeup FAQs:

There are many questions asked by readers from across the globe, and one of those is this – Is Fantasy Makeup for HALLOWEEN only? The answer is NO; Fantasy Makeup isn’t for the colourful and mystical Halloween moments only. The concept is all about fantasy; a makeup style so evolved that brings in character and drama. Mostly, Fantasy Makeup is seen worn at:

  • Clubs and parties
  • Girls night outs
  • Glamour shoots
  • Theatre
  • Movies
  • Costume and themed parties
  • Musicals
  • Dances
  • Modelling
  • Intimate couple moments and roleplay
  • Drag queen and transgender makeup
  • Competitions and more

Fantasy Makeup, as the name suggests, is about celebrating innovation and creativity. It is about your individual take on life, your style, and to accentuate the vibrancy of an event. For example, you may think of going all red hearts with your face and eye makeup for Valentines Day!

Helps Create An Experience:

Fantasy Makeup helps you be someone you admire – animals, people, instruments, a witch or a wizard, a warlock, or a mermaid too. It is a concept much on the same lines as free-falling fashion, but here, you get to enhance the look you want and transform your face into something unique.

Aspects Of Fantasy Makeup:

  1. Colours used in Fantasy Makeup are smokey, bright, and pretty much unconventional for the eyes.
  2. Muted and neutral colours are used for the innovative looks.
  3. Eyeliners are intense and brilliant.
  4. Eye shadows are candy floss and colourful.
  5. There is a lot of shine and shimmer involved – fuschia glitter, for example, or metallic tones, diamonds and crystals too.
  6. You have to be dramatic and bold with Fantasy Makeup.
  7. Heavy eyeliners are used.
  8. False eyelashes are mandatory to use.
  9. Mascara for the lengthening and volume of the eyelashes.

Creating The Look:

As a novice, you may feel a little intimidated with Fantasy Makeup, but there isn’t much to worry about. With a little help, you can turn your lovely facial features into something very dramatic and artistic – a masterpiece, if we may put it that way. Just be a little focused and allow your creativity to enhance. You would be surprised with the end look.

Can I Use Basic Cosmetics?

Yes, you may, and there are no etched-in-stone rules to follow when it comes to applying Fantasy Makeup. While you may focus on the lips, the cheeks and the eyes, remember to treat your face as a virgin canvas.

What About The Nose And The Chin?

The nose and the chin play a very important role while dolling up in Fantasy Makeup. Some experts suggest the use of eco-friendly skin paints along with cosmetics. With the help of small or tiny brushes, the detailing comes out better, which isn’t seen with the use of sweeping wide brushes.

What Colours Should I Choose?

Bright, dramatic, and very striking! From golds to fuschia, silvers to neon, metallic tones to glittery sagas, and more!

Across All Age Groups:

If you thought Fantasy Makeup was for the youngsters only, you have got it wrong. Fantasy Makeup is for all ages because everyone likes colourful touches to their lives!

We hope this information on Fantasy Makeup has helped you. Fantasy Makeup doesn’t have to be taught, not when your mind can teach you new and very creative or innovative ways to doll up into a personality you aren’t! Have fun with Fantasy Makeup and rock the world around!

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Food Poisoning In Children- Types, Symptoms And Home Remedies http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/food-poisoning-in-children-types-symptoms-and-home-remedies/ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/food-poisoning-in-children-types-symptoms-and-home-remedies/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 10:46:19 +0000 http://www.stylecraze.com/?p=307348 What should you do if your child suffers from food poisoning? Food poisoning is indeed a dangerous condition, and if not attended to immediately, can prove to be fatal. This post talks about food poisoning, how it can be caused in your child, and the ways to treat it at home. Would you like to [...]

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What should you do if your child suffers from food poisoning? Food poisoning is indeed a dangerous condition, and if not attended to immediately, can prove to be fatal. This post talks about food poisoning, how it can be caused in your child, and the ways to treat it at home.

Would you like to know more? Keep reading.

What Is Food Poisoning?

Food poisoning is caused by contaminated food or water that contains infectious viruses, bacteria and parasites or toxins. Cooking kills most of the bacteria or viruses, so consumption of raw food or improperly cooked food is also a common cause of food poisoning. Dairy products that are not cooked or boiled properly, or that are unpasteurized may also lead to food-borne illness. To prevent food poisoning, proper storage, preparation and food handling is necessary.

Sometimes food requires low temperature for storage vis-a-vis refrigeration. If it is not refrigerated, it contaminates. Maintenance of hygiene is also a pre-requisite to prevent contamination. One should note that washing doesn’t kill infectious bacteria, virus or parasites. Most of the time, we pay attention to the food we eat but forget about water. Impure water can also contaminate the food and lead to food-borne illness. So, ensure to use pure water for drinking and cooking.

Types Of Food Poisoning In Children:

When children eat contaminated food, microbes enter their intestines through the stomach and attach themselves to the walls of the intestines where they multiply. While some microbes release toxins into the body, some just stay in the intestine causing infection i.e. food poisoning. Children mostly suffer from two types of food poisoning.

1. Virus:

Generally children in schools suffer from viral infections. As the virus spreads mostly in crowded areas, children are likely to suffer from viral infections from the use of toys of other children, touching exposed surfaces, etc.

Children’s immune system would be at the developing stage, because of which they catch viral infection easily. Viral food poisoning is a gastrointestinal issue, caused by norovirus and rotavirus. These viruses may spread by sneezing or coughing.

2. Bacteria:

This type of food poisoning is caused by consuming contaminated water or food. Common bacteria that cause food poisoning are campylobacter, e-Coli, Salmonella, and Bacillus cereus. Among these, E.coli is very harmful. As these bacteria enter the body, they release harmful toxins that cause food poisoning.

Symptoms:

Symptoms of food poisoning in children may be visible within an hour or even after 24 hours. Symptoms vary in different individuals. The incubation period is the time between the consumption of contaminated food and the appearance of a symptom. The severity of the symptoms depends upon the quantity of contaminated food that has been consumed by the child. If the symptom is visible within 6 hours, then bacterial toxins or chemicals are the reason and not living bacteria.

Some of the common symptoms of food poisoning include the following:

  1. The main and the most common symptom is diarrhea with vomiting. One may experience diarrhea 3-4 times in 24 hours. Blood may also be present in some cases.
  2. Abdominal pain is also a common symptom of food poisoning that may decrease after passing stool.
  3. Mild to high fever accompanied by headache.
  4. Vomiting accompanied by nausea.
  5. Dehydration or lack of fluid in the body also takes place due to continuous diarrhea and vomiting. In such a case, special attention is needed, because if your child is suffering from food poisoning due to dehydration, it can cause further complications.

Signs of dehydration in a child include:

  • Frequent thirst
  • Infrequent urination
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Dullness and drowsiness, dizziness, or faintness
  • Dryness of mouth and tongue
  • Lack of tears while crying
  • No wet diapers for more than 3 hours
  • Sunken eyes, cheeks, or soft spot in the skull

When Should One Seek Medical Advice?

The symptoms and signs given below necessitate the need to seek immediate medical attention for your child in order to avoid further complications.

  • If fever exceeds 103 degrees
  • More than three days of vomiting
  • Blood in stool or vomit: blood in stool is caused by inflammation of the colon that may lead to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
  • Abdominal swelling and severe pain
  • Decreased amount of urination
  • Excessively cold hands or feet

Measures To Prevent Food Poisoning:

Food poisoning should not be taken lightly, especially when children are involved, to avoid long-term health implications. As it is said, prevention is better than cure, and one can prevent the occurrence of food poisoning by adopting a healthy lifestyle. One needs to incorporate the following minor changes in one’s lifestyle for this purpose.

  1. Avoid drinking untreated/unfiltered water or tap water.
  2. Always check the expiry date of food before consuming it or giving it to your child
  3. Always wash vegetables or food properly before cooking as toxic substances might be present in the form of added fertilizers used during farming. These may adversely affect your health.
  4. Do not keep leftover food opened. Always keep it covered and refrigerate it.
  5. Properly cooked food, especially meat, pork, fish or poultry products, is a pre-requisite for the prevention of food poisoning. Undercooked food may contain infectious bacteria and viruses. If you are giving an egg to your child, make sure to cook its yolk so that it gets solid, to avoid the harmful effects.
  6. Avoid giving unpasteurized milk, soft cheese, raw egg, etc. to your child.
  7. Take care of your child as well as your hygiene. Use clean utensils for cooking, properly wash food as well as wash your hands before cooking.
  8. Always keep raw and cooked food separately in a refrigerator. It is recommended to wash your chopping or cutting board if you have chopped uncooked food before cutting cooked food.
  9. Wash vegetables and fruits thoroughly before eating as they may contain chemicals, pesticides and other harmful ingredients

Precautions During Food Poisoning:

Medical treatment is indispensable during food poisoning. Moreover, in case of children, certain additional precautions are needed while treating them, as outlined below.

  1. Do not give Aspirin to your child. It is recommended only for people above 18 years of age. The use of Aspirin may cause Reye’s syndrome, which is a serious health issue as it damages the brain and liver of your child. Mostly this syndrome is faced by children while recovering from a viral infection or flu.
  2. If your doctor has prescribed antibiotics, do not stop them in between – continue till the course is finished. Stopping antibiotics before the course may not kill bacteria completely, and they may create health issues again.
  3. Avoid giving any medicine for diarrhea by yourself. Generally, anti-diarrheal medications should be avoided because they may slow down the elimination of organisms or toxins from your system (1).One should give it only upon medical prescription and guidance.
  4. Keep your child’s toilet and bathroom clean. In case of infants, change diapers after each use and dispose of them correctly.
  5. For children who are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, continue the regular breast milk or formula feeding as much as possible. Give an oral rehydration solution (ORS), such as Pedialyte, between feedings only if you see signs of dehydration (2).
  6. If your child is having diarrhea, oral rehydration should be increased in between feeding.
  7. As it is necessary to prevent dehydration, a small amount of liquid should be given at frequent intervals so as to increase the liquid quantity as your child’s tolerance level increases.
  8. Do not give solid food to your child until vomiting and diarrhea stop, as solid food is not easily digestible compared to liquid food.

Home Remedies For Food Poisoning:

Nature possesses amazing healing power in itself. Hence, minor food poisoning can be effectively cured by home remedies. Nevertheless, it is advisable to seek medical help if you do not see any improvement or the condition worsens.

1. Hydration:

Take care of fluid consumption to avoid dehydration in children due to diarrhea and vomiting. Give them juice and water to hydrate them, but take care of the quantity as an excess of liquid can also cause a problem.

2. Rest:

Taking proper rest is another easy remedy. Ensure to give your child proper sleep and rest as food poisoning makes him or her weak and tired.

3. Lemon Juice:

Lemon juice is an effective home remedy for food poisoning. Just take a glass of warm water, add 1/2 teaspoon of rock salt, two teaspoons of lemon juice and mix well. Give this solution to your child three times a day. The antiseptic properties of lemon juice kill the infectious bacteria present in the stomach while lemon and rock salt water help in curing indigestion.

4. Peppermint Leaves:

Take a glass of warm water and add 6-7 peppermint leaves, crush them and extract the juice. Mix this juice with warm water. You can give this mixture twice a day for your child. Peppermint helps in aiding the digestion process, expels gas out and reduces stomach contraction.

5. Honey:

We often give honey to children because of its long list of health benefits. You can also use it as a food poisoning remedy. The antiviral and antibacterial property of honey kills the viruses and bacteria that cause food poisoning. You can give one teaspoon honey 2-3 times a day to your child. It eases intestinal discomfort and prevents excessive acid formation.

6. Yogurt:

You can give yogurt to your child in case of food poisoning as the good bacteria in it help in eliminating infectious bacteria. But yogurt should only be given when diarrhea stops.

7. Rice/Barley Water:

Rice water or barley water can also be given to your child as it helps in soothing stomach inflammation.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar could be the best home remedy to treat food poisoning. You can give apple cider vinegar in warm water before solid food consumption. It eases digestion as well as kills the harmful bacteria and virus.

9. Ginger:

Ginger has been found effective in treating food poisoning. Ginger can be taken with honey, or a slice of it can be chewed. Ginger has been found helpful in treating vomiting. Its anti-inflammatory property reduces stomach inflammation and cramps.

10. Cumin:

This ingredient is an effective home remedy for reducing inflammation. Add powdered cumin to a glass of water and give it to your child in small sips. You can also add powdered cumin to herbal tea. It also helps in reducing stomach cramps

11. Garlic:

Garlic contains antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that help in killing infectious bacteria and virus that cause food poisoning. You can give raw garlic cloves to your child that he/she can swallow with water. It is a very good remedy to treat food poisoning.

12. Banana:

Banana is helpful in minimizing the effect of food poisoning. It also helps in providing energy to the child. Moreover, it is easily digestible. You can use banana with crushed black pepper as black pepper also helps in reducing inflammation. You can give mashed banana to your child for relief.

13. Holy Basil Leaves:

Basil or Tulsi is renowned for its medicinal properties. Its anti-microbial property can eliminate bacteria in the stomach and helps in reducing the effect of food poisoning. It also helps in providing relief from stomach discomfort. To get relief from food poisoning, extract basil juice from its leaves, add some honey to it and give it to your child 2-3 times a day. Alternatively, you can add basil juice to water and give it to the child.

14. Apples:

The fruit that keeps the doctor away can treat food poisoning as well! Studies have shown that enzymes present in apples can kill bacteria and suppress their growth. So ensure to give an apple to your child as a part of his/her regular diet.

15. Fenugreek Seeds:

Fenugreek seeds are also a good remedy for treating food poisoning. They can be given to your child with yogurt. Their consumption helps in easing stomach discomfort and cramps, as well as aids digestion.

16. Papaya:

Papaya is another home remedy for treating food poisoning. Boil small pieces of papaya in a glass of water for 20-25 minutes and give this mixture to the child 2-3 times a day.

These are some of the home remedies that can be initially used to treat food poisoning. However, it is highly advisable to be attentive and consult your doctor before proceeding with any of the above-given remedies. If you see no improvement, medical attention is needed.

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We were always told coconut oil is good for our health. But, is it really good for our heart as well? Does it raise cholesterol levels? This post deals with these questions and gives you the answers you need.

Interested to know more? Keep reading.

Coconut Oil – A Brief:

Just like the name suggests, coconut oil has been derived out of the coconut fruit itself. The oil is generally used to prepare medicine. Sometimes, coconut oil is also used for beauty and health purposes at home. The coconut fruit helps treat heart diseases, chronic fatigue, thyroid conditions, Alzheimer’s, irritated bowel syndrome, etc (1).

Does Consumption Of Coconut Oil Increase Cholesterol?

If you are worried whether coconut oil will improve your heart health or worsen it, here is your answer! Consuming coconut oil can actually be pretty good for you! Surprisingly, it can reduce heart-related diseases. There are many people who have, however, expressed concern regarding this matter. Some who recently got their blood cholesterol checked saw a sudden rise in the cholesterol levels that left them stunned and shattered. If coconut oil can reduce heart diseases, then why did it lead to an increase in the cholesterol levels?

According to experts, people’s responses often vary when they begin to use coconut oil. For some, the cholesterol levels decrease while among others, they tend to increase. But in both these cases, the “good” cholesterol, also known as HDL (high-density lipoprotein), always increases. When there seems to be a rise in your total cholesterol, it is the good cholesterol and not the bad one. This, therefore, reduces heart attacks and other heart-related diseases.

It has been declared earlier that the ratio of cholesterol is a much more accurate indicator of heart-related diseases than the total cholesterol level. Looking at the total cholesterol levels alone, on the other hand, happens to be very misleading. Total cholesterol actually lets you know how much cholesterol is good and how much is detrimental to your health. One could be having a very high level of total cholesterol, but if most of it is made up of HDL, then the risk is much lower.

Coconut Oil Contains Saturated Fat – Is That Bad?

The saturated fat found in coconut oil does affect your body in harmful ways. According to a couple of reviews and studies conducted recently, there is a link established between saturated fat consumption and a decreased rate of mortality. In fact, coconut oil contains 90% of saturated fat that is much higher when compared with beef and butter. This tends to boost the chances of heart diseases (2).

How Much Coconut Oil Should You Consume?

Coconut oil can be used for both baking and cooking. Since coconut imparts such wonderful fragrance, it has been used to cook tropical style dishes and prepare exotic drinks such as coconut milk and citrus juice, which are often so nourishing. If you are consuming coconut oil on a regular basis, try not to push it to more than 3 and a half teaspoons. Taking more would be harmful.

A Few Good Uses Of Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil can be used for a large number of beauty purposes too.

1. Hair Masks:

Coconut Oil is often used to make excellent hair masks. It contains moisturizing properties that nourish your hair and prevent hair fall and dandruff. You can always massage your scalp and tresses with coconut oil an hour before shampooing. The results will surprise you.

2. Body Oil:

If you don’t want to spend on expensive lotions and creams to keep your skin hydrated during the winter months, you have to try coconut oil. It will hydrate your skin and keep it soft, smooth and glowing at all times. You can also use coconut oil, instead of a lip balm, for your lips.

3. Nails:

Coconut oil is also often used to strengthen your nails and cuticles. Apply this three times a week to reap great results.

4. Under Eye Cream:

If you are looking for a good under eye cream, you just have to try coconut oil. It removes blemishes, dark circles and refreshes your entire look over time. If you are very stressed, this natural ingredient will definitely be of good use.

5. Fights Frizzy Hair:

If you are tired of frizzy and unmanageable hair, stop worrying right away! With coconut oil, you can take care of that too. You can prepare an egg, yogurt and coconut oil mask at home every week in order to strengthen the cuticles of your hair and prevent it from becoming coarse. The advantage is that coconut oil makes your hair shiny and smooth! So, if you want that, pick coconut oil right away.

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