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7 Amazing Ways to Burn Belly Fat

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Overweight and unwanted weight gain are some of the problems that trouble everyone at some point in their life. But, not all overweight people are unhealthy. This might surprise you, but many types of research and studies have revealed that there are many overweight people who are fit, active and has maintained a good health. What we need to understand is that anything above 40 inches (102 cm) in men and 35 inches (88 cm) in women is considered as abdominal obesity. So, a timely action is really important before your belly fat becomes a threat for your health.

Common Causes and Problems with Belly Fat

Belly fat is not just an excess fat, but it is one such problem that can deteriorate your health in many ways. Belly fat does not only affect your overall appearance but excessive belly fat cause you many health problems like it slow down the immune system, makes your body prone to severe illnesses like high blood pressure, sleep apnea, Alzheimer’s disease, as well as increases the risk of diabetes.

To treat any problem, it is essential to know the factors that cause it as only then you can figure out the methods to get rid of it completely. Some of the common factors responsible for causing Belly Fat include:

Excessive intake of Carbohydrates
Natural aging
Menopause and hormonal imbalance
Lack of exercise
Sedentary jobs and lifestyle
Unhealthy food habits
Drinking alcohol
Inadequate Sleep
Stress and anxiety
Overeating

How to Burn Belly Fat
To know what causes Belly fat is not enough to treat the problem completely. To get rid of the excess fat or belly fat, one must try out various methods and remedies to cure the problem.

#1 – Practice yoga

Yoga is undoubtedly the best exercise for your body, soul, and mind. It is a perfect way to bring natural healing to your body. It is not wrong to say that yoga, can heal any health problem and that includes your belly fat too. Practicing Yoga can benefit your body in many ways like it increases the flexibility, improve the concentration level, makes your body stronger and help your body burn calories. Some of the yoga poses that you should practice to lose belly fat is:

· Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

· Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)

· Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

· Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend)

· Naukasana (Boat Pose)

· Pavanamuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose)

· Marjariasana (Cow Cat Pose or Cat Pose)

· Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)

· Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

· Uttanpadasana (Raised Foot Pose)

· Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

· Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

So take out some time from your busy schedule to practice yoga in the morning or evening, and make sure you do it regularly.

#2 – Take a healthy sleep

We often take our sleep for granted, but lack of sleep does not only cause dark circles under eyes, but it can also make you suffer from severe health diseases. In case you are wondering how sleep relates to belly fat, then you must know that lack of sleep highly affects your body and mind. It also disturbs the two main hormones in the body: ghrelin and leptin that influences your appetite and cause untimely cravings which makes you eat more. So, to avoid overeating, make sure you take a good proper sleep of at least 7-8 hours regularly. But also, avoid oversleeping, especially on weekends and remember that nothing in excess is good for your health.

#3 – Exercise for fat loss

Exercise are must when it comes to getting rid of excessive body fat. So, indulging yourself in an activity that increases your heart rate is a must to lose body fat. Go for running, biking, swimming or walk at least 10000 steps per day. Also, remember that doing endless crunches is not enough. Maintaining a balanced diet or indulging in intense cardiovascular exercise at least 3-4 times a week is also important. Fix your schedule and make sure that you follow it without any failure for tightening and toning your body.

#4 – Keep yourself hydrated

As we all know, an adult body contains 65% water, which shows how important water is for our body. Water is essential for your body to keep your body hydrated from both inside and outside. It has also been observed that those who do not drink enough water, gains more weight than those who doesn’t. Drinking water is also vital to prevent overeating and untimely food cravings. It also helps you fight free radicals and to get rid of harmful toxins, chemical, and substances present in your body. Also, avoid sugar-sweetened drinks and consumption of alcohol for a healthier and fat-free body.

#5 – Diet for weight loss

What you eat and how you live your life plays a major role to improve your overall health. So always eat healthily and avoid eating all the food items that can harm your body or can deteriorate your health. Say no to food that is rich in calories or are high in oil content. Another great way to lose belly fat is to increase protein and fiber intake in your diet which are highly effective against belly fat.

#6 – Drink green tea

Drinking green tea is becoming popular day by day and has now become a part of many peoples’ lives. Green tea is also overloaded with antioxidants and offers great health benefits to your body. Drinking green tea is also highly effective to fight belly fat or abdominal fat. So, drink at least 2-3 cups of green tea regularly to get toned and fit body.

#7 – Burn fat cells

If you are still not satisfied with the desired results you get from the above things mentioned, go for cool sculpting treatment that helps in burning fat cells without doing any damage to your body. The best thing about Consulting is that it is a simple and fast way to lose abdominal fat efficiently. It is an FDA approved a nonsurgical and harmless procedure that burns unwanted fat cells using cooling plates. It targets the fatty areas of the body like arms, legs, midsection and back and always provides an amazing result. This method of reducing fat cells is tested and is highly beneficial to eliminate damaged fat cells naturally.

The saddest thing about belly fat is that no matter what you do, you cannot hide it until you make some promises to yourself and bring some change to your lifestyle. So, if you too have a belly fat, then change what you do, what you eat and how you live your life and see the drastic difference yourself. All you need to do is to adapt the lifestyle changes mentioned above and make sure you practice them. Always remember a good combination of fat loss workout, diet, and healthy lifestyle is all you need for a toned and fit body. YETTA MCGOVERN

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Brighten Up Your Brunch Menu

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Waking up early is hardly anyone’s favorite thing to do, especially on the weekends. Instead of planning an elaborate menu for brunch with family and friends, keep your plans simple and hit that snooze button. Transform a favorite recipe with new, inspired ingredients instead of traditional brunch fare.

Try putting a twist on a classic breakfast by opting for Maple Leaf Farms Duck Bacon instead of pork bacon. It’s thick-cut, ready to cook and perfect for pairing with eggs, pastries or fruit. With a hearty taste and texture and 57 percent less fat than traditional pork bacon, duck bacon can satisfy hungry, waiting guests and give them a tasty start to their weekend.

This brunch recipe for Duck Bacon and Brie Cheese Stuffed French Toast can be thrown together in an instant with mouthwatering ingredients. The addition of duck bacon adds a unique flavor and wow-factor that can leave guests asking for more.

Find more brunch recipes and information about cooking with duck at mapleleaffarms.com.

Duck Bacon and Brie Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Recipe courtesy of Chef Ben Vaughn on behalf of Maple Leaf Farms
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Butter, for coating pan
4 large eggs
dash of salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ounce bourbon
8 slices day-old sourdough bread
8 ounces Brie cheese
12 slices Maple Leaf Farms Duck Bacon, cooked crispy
8 tablespoons melted butter, for topping
maple syrup, for topping
powdered sugar, for topping

Heat oven to 375 F. Butter baking sheet well.

In small bowl, beat eggs with salt, sugar, milk, vanilla and bourbon. Pour into flat-bottomed dish.

Submerge all bread slices in dish to soak up some of egg mixture. Work in batches, if necessary. Turn with spatula and soak other side. Do not soak too long or bread will be too saturated and difficult to handle. Gently transfer four soaked bread slices to prepared baking sheet.

Place 2 ounces cheese on each slice. Add three slices crispy bacon on top of each cheese portion.

Top with another soaked bread slice. Press filled bread together firmly.

Place baking sheet in oven; bake 15-20 minutes, turning after 8-10 minutes to brown both sides.

Serve immediately with melted butter, maple syrup and powdered sugar.

Source: Maple Leaf Farms

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Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass Celebrates a Decade of Wellness and Success

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Wheatgrass C.A.N. International Inc. Senior Manager- Head of Finance and Shared Service Jeffrey Fietas, Senior Marketing Manager – Corporate and Consumer Health Armi Rose Montano, Assistant Vice President- Digital Division Jeryl Bandelaria, CEO Edward Ling, CEO and Ardijansah Calayag, Vice President – Corporate and Consumer Health, Wheatgrass C.A.N. International Inc.

From influencing the Philippines’ wellness landscape to making a difference to the lives of Filipino families, Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass continues to grow by leaps and bounds and remains to be a sought- after superfood stalwart in the country.   

Founded in 2007 by Malaysian businessman Edward Ling, Wheatgrass CAN International (WCI) started with a modest beginning. Little did he know that in humble confines of a rented apartment in Dian, Makati will be the birthplace of a wellness brand that’s synonymous with vigor and vitality. As the country’s largest distributor of wheatgrass products with cleansing, alkalizing, and nourishing benefits, Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass is now considered a household name and continuously making waves in the country for over ten years.

That’s why Easy-Phamax Wheatgrass’ lifestyle-centric campaigns talk about relatable real-life situations that get to the heart of the consumers. “Sickness leads to bankruptcy, emotional pain, and ultimately suffering of the whole family. By riding on different monthly health awareness events and strategies that enhance product knowledge about wheatgrass, consumers were able to develop a serious desire to lead a healthy and active lifestyle over time. Through our consistent marketing efforts, consumers of Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass were able to discover its one of a kind health benefits, which all play a big part for the overall prevention strategy that could positively impact their future,” said Wheatgrass C.A.N. International President and CEO Edward Ling.

Because of our fast-paced, harried lifestyle, eating healthily is almost next to none. More often than not, vegetables are absent or inadequate in family meals thus the need for supplementation. And since one sachet of Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass is equivalent to 10 kilos of vegetables, the “No veggie, No problem” slogan strongly appealed to individuals who deviate from vegetables in their diet.  Each sachet is not only loaded with nutrients, its patented Indoor Organic Cultivation (IOAC) process is an assurance of the product’s safety and purity that’s guaranteed free from bacteria, mold, and chemicals. Additionally, its organic fertilizer that allows roots to grow and spread even in the absence of soil that contains the cancer-fighting abscisic acid is what makes Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass a powerful concoction.  

The Father of Wellness, Edward Ling adds “Wheatgrass is all-natural and has a unique property of nourishing the blood. Another factor that brings the product to the consciousness of the consumers is the wheatgrass’ chlorophyll content, which is considered the “green blood” of the plants that helps to sweep out toxins and heavy metals in the body. Well-nourished blood means optimum cell regeneration, which makes oxygen and nutrients get to travel around the body freely. In addition, healthy blood flow is the foundation of good health and one of the secrets of long life, so paying attention to our blood health should be a serious goal. “

The brand has been synonymous with the longest-running brand ambassador, sportscaster and fitness advocate Dyan Castillejo who truly remains to be one of the most influential personalities of all time. Her admirable physique, active lifestyle, and wellness advocacies encapsulate Wheatgrass C.A.N.’s mission of changing lives with optimum health as the beginning.  “With the goal of reaching out to the next generation, fifteen-year-old Matthew Castilejo-Garcia joins her mom Dyan as one of the lead ambassadors of the brand. Now overtaking the world through tennis, Matthew’s burning passion for sports and wellness makes him the perfect fit to launch our products to the young consumers,” added Ling.

To welcome the year with a bang, Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass recently celebrated its decade of success and long-standing market leadership at the Manila Polo Club. Industry leaders, ambassadors, partners, colleagues, and supporters gathered for a night of revelry and thanksgiving with the freshest update of what’s more to come. With its people, the main asset of the company, its top sales managers and leaders like Vice President, Head of Corporate and Consumer Health Jansen Calayag Senior Manager and Head of Marketing Corporate and Consumer Health Armi Montano were recognized for their hard work, dedication, and commitment during this event.  A strong advocate of preventive health, Wheatgrass C.A.N. International’s head and shoulders above success are merited to its hard-working team who share a passionate goal of transforming lives.  Its empowered and talented wellness consultants, administrative department, sales and marketing team who work behind the scenes are considered the company’s greatest asset in reaching the vision of a lifetime of health and wellness.

Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass comes in original, honey, and lemon flavors and available in all Mercury Drugstores, S&R, Watsons, and other leading supermarkets nationwide.  For order and inquiries, contact Customer Service Hotline at (02) 8901111 or 09055757799 and follow social media pages: Wheatgrass C.A.N on Facebook and ilovewheatgrass on Instagram and Twitter.

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One-of-a-Kind Gift Ideas You Can Use this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means you’ll have to start looking for a gift soon.  Let Globe myBusiness, the micro, small, and medium enterprise arm of Globe Telecom, introduce you to some great ideas which you can use to wow your significant other.

This year, make Valentine’s Day one to remember when you treat your partner to:

A perfect combination

Those “His” and “Hers” items you find in department stores may seem cheesy to some, but there are more than a few products that are actually quite witty and useful, while at the same time very sweet. With a range that goes from pillows to towels to jewelry to clothing, there are more than a few ways to express your love!

A personalized keepsake

What could be more special than a gift that’s made for your partner alone? Personalized items have become such a hit that you’ll be sure to find names or initials on a multitude of items in just about any mall or shopping center. Make him or her feel one of a kind with something that’s undoubtedly theirs – just like you!

Try:

A handmade project

Nothing says “you mean a lot to me” like something you created with your own hands. This kind of gift adds the benefits of something personalized as well: not only is it unique, but it’s tailor-fit to what your partner needs and guaranteed to be useful and appreciated. Most of all, it shows you not only know your partner very well, but also care about what he or she needs.

Try:

A gift that keeps on giving

Who says gifts can only be useful once? For the practical partner, even the most unusual “gift” can be romantic if it can be utilized for long. Splurge on something your partner needs around the house, or get them something they’ve always wanted. Not only will they be very grateful, they’ll also be sure to remember you each time they use it.

A delicious feast

Who doesn’t love to eat? Valentine’s Day counts as the ultimate date night. Turn the date itself into a gift by going somewhere extra special. Binge on delicious food, share bites and stories, and most of all relish the calm and romantic ambience that only a very good restaurant has to offer.

A little something for the Earth as well

All kinds of love can be (and are!) celebrated on Valentine’s Day, so extend your care to all the people who matter to both of you. Make sure you show your love for family and friends as well, and while you’re at it, why not give a little something to the Mother we all love, our own planet? You can even turn this into a project you and your partner work together on — because why not?

An experience to remember

It’s one thing to get your partner an object, but it’s a whole other thing to get him or her an experience. Do something you’ve never done as your relationship takes to new heights, and get to know each other better as you’re thrown into all kind of situations or adventures.

A chance to learn something new

If you’re a business owner and you don’t always have time outside of work, yet neither you nor your partner would pass up the chance to discover new things, why don’t you check out a workshop or activity you’ve never tried before? More than just the introduction to what could be a new hobby, it would also be a great bonding opportunity for you two.

Valentine’s Day should be a special occasion simply because it’s there for you to celebrate the most special people. Don’t let it go to waste by giving your partner exactly what he or she deserves — the best!

Globe myBusiness provides digital solutions to local entrepreneurs to help them grow their business.  Follow Globe myBusiness’ Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/globemybusiness/  and check out our wonderful surprises for Valentine’s Day!

 

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5 Places You Can Visit to Make Valentine’s Day More Special

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There are lots of places where you can spend Valentine’s Day but making it more special means finding venues with unique offers that help create new and memorable experiences.

Lucky for you, Globe myBusiness, the micro, small, and medium-enterprise arm of Globe Telecom, has compiled a list of special places you should visit to make sure your day of hearts will be one for the books:

Spa and Wellness Centers

Relaxation is at its finest in spas and wellness centers. These places offer different ways to de-stress, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Among the things you can try are massages from skillful masseurs. Coupled with aromatherapy, massages can help you feel refreshed in just a few minutes. On another note, some spas and wellness centers offer unique amenities like saunas, fish spas, jacuzzis, and hydromassage pools that are guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

Camping Sites

If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box experience on this special day of love, why not try camping and lounge on the best of what nature has to offer?

Groups of professional hikers and mountaineers are now offering this experience in different campsites near Metro Manila. Also, some resorts take camping to the next level by offering “glamping” as one of their options for accommodation. Glamping lets you enjoy the best of nature with resort amenities.

Beachside Resorts

Beachside resorts are in high demand during summer months, but that doesn’t mean Valentine’s Day would be a bad time to enjoy the sand and sea.

In the sea, you can try kayaking, canoeing, or even island hopping for beachside resorts in places like Boracay, Alaminos, and Puerto Galera. If you want to check what’s underwater, you can try snorkeling, scuba diving, or riding glass-bottom boats. On land, you can explore different areas of a resort or schedule dinners by the seaside.

Historical Churches

Central Luzon houses some of the oldest churches in the Philippines, making it a popular spot for pilgrims and tourists alike, even on Valentine’s Day. Be it in Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, or Tarlac, you’ll surely encounter popular churches with rich histories.

One example is the Monasterio De Tarlac, which is a monastery located at the top of Mount Resurrection that showcases a relic of the cross where Jesus Christ died. A 30-foot colossal statue of Jesus Christ also stands on top of the mountain, making it a popular destination, especially during the Holy Week.

Annual Festivals

A lot of festivals take place in the month of February and luckily, some of them are dated near Valentine’s Day!

The renowned Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City is a celebration of the city’s floral crops showcased through huge floats and artistic displays. Crowds from across the country flock to Baguio City just for this event, which this year will be held on February 24, 2018.

If you want to make an advance trip for Valentine’s Day, the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga, is a sure-fire destination for your senses as well. The festival will take place from February 8 to 11, 2018, perfect for couples and families who want to experience something that they don’t see every day.

Valentine’s Day is a day of love. Be it a date with just your partner or a group date with your whole family, taking the time off work and spending valuable time with them is an investment in itself. After all, your business is for the people who matter the most.

With these suggestions, you’ll surely have a rich and worthwhile Valentine’s Day experience that will help inspire your success in the years to come!

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