Monday, March 8, 2010

good website

Over the last few months I have been constantly searching through this website and finding out some great information about what different types of foods are good for.

It has really made me think about what I'm eating and has really interested me to find out more.

On the website it has some great healthy recipies and the ones I have tried so far tasted yum!

If you would like to check it out click here ->

Let me know what you think : )

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sauna or Steam Room?

At the gym I go to they have both a sauna and a steam room. Recently I have been sitting in the steam room after swimming as I thought it would be good for my skin. I then came to thinking what the benefits are so I did some research.

Steam Room

  • uses moist heat - therefore cannot attain as high temperatures as saunas

  • around 40 degrees

  • can benefit asthma, allergies, bronchitis

  • relief from muscle and joint tension

  • blood circulation improvement

  • uses dry heat
  • 60-80 degrees
  • having a high body temperature detoxifies your body by killing the bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses
  • strengthens the immune system
  • improve blood circulation
I guess it depends what benefits you are looking to receive, but I'm still not sure which I prefer?
I think I will use the steam room if I have a cough but I think the higher temperature of the sauna benefits you more.

Which one do you prefer?

If you would like to find out more information about saunas and steam rooms click here

Saturday, March 6, 2010

new ritual

Recently I have been starting my mornings with a new ritual.

Muesli, linseeds, strawberries, blueberries, Greek yoghurt and Sex and the City.
Considering I never even was awake in time to have breakfast this seems like a pretty good way to start my day, I get:
  • one serve of fruit
  • 60% of my fibre intake for the day
  • calcium
  • omega 3 - from linseeds
It tastes amazing and who could ever get sick of Sex and the City. I've seen every episode multiple times but still can't get enough.