A Cu Puncture’s Who?

Solved the theme of the blog? Have you ever experienced someone poking you … on purpose? I’m rather nervous! I don’t know about this supposed alternative way to treat something going on in my body. I’m sure there are many like myself who don’t like getting their annual shots let alone poking me because, somehow, it’s going to remove some pain. A must read with a little extra …


Breasts Exercise

Our breasts get a workout when we’re jumping, running, during sex … even when we’re just walking. We have to be mindful to wear the right bra {well, except during sex (wink — whatever your preference, lol)} when we’re working out our ladies. Here is partial info on finding the right sports bra!

7 Reasons Your Strapless Bra Isn't Working

What type of sports bra is best for large breasts?

  • Best Overall: Enell Maximum Control Wire-Free Sports Bra. …
  • Best Overall Runner-Up: Berlei Women’s Sf3 High Impact Underwire Bra. …
  • Best Budget: Mirity Racerback Sports Bra. …
  • Best for Running: Panache Underwire Sports Bra. …
  • Best for Larger Than D Cup: Freya Women’s Active Underwire Sports Bra.

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How to Make Large Breasts Look Smaller: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

Is sports bra size same as normal bra?All bras will follow the same sizing standard. However, the regular bras will differ from sports bra in terms of support. Sports bras are made of sturdy material and designed to provide breasts incredible support during more or intense physical activity.
Are regular bra sizes the same as sports bra? – Quora

How do you determine cup size? How to Measure Bra Size

  1. Measure your band. Wear a lightly lined (non-push-up) bra so your breasts are as close to natural as possible. …
  2. Now measure your bust. Place the tape at the fullest part of your bust. …
  3. Subtract the band size from your bust size to find the right cup size. Every inch equals one cup size up.
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Question … why does small breasted women want larger breasts and larger breasted women want smaller?!

Either way~ when it comes to exercise we need the best fit to make sure we don’t damage our brand. 😉☺️

Bless Your Heart 💓

Switching from a higher-sodium diet to a lower-sodium diet can modestly reduce blood pressure in people who have normal blood pressure. When the sodium intake is lowered from 4000 to 2000 mg per day, blood pressure falls by 2 to 3 mmHg. [July 16, 2019]

Sodium is an element that is naturally found in many foods. The body requires a small amount of sodium in the diet to control blood pressure and blood volume. However, most people consume many times the amount of sodium needed. A healthy level of sodium in the diet contains fewer than 2.3 grams (2300 milligrams, or about the amount of sodium in one teaspoon) of sodium each day. People with certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, kidney disease, and heart problems can benefit from a diet that is lower in sodium says Barbara Olendzki.

Reducing sodium intake lowers blood pressure in people with high and borderline high blood pressure. Reducing sodium can also help to prevent the collection of fluid in the lower legs or abdomen. People with chronic kidney disease and heart failure must control sodium intake to prevent volume overload, which increases blood pressure and causes swelling. (See “Patient education: Chronic kidney disease (Beyond the Basics)” and “Patient education: Heart failure (Beyond the Basics)”.)

What are the benefits of a low sodium diet? 20 Health Benefits of a Low Sodium Diet

  • Lower your blood pressure. …
  • Reduce your risk of a heart attack. …
  • Lower your LDL cholesterol. …
  • Prevent congestive heart failure. …
  • Decrease your risk of kidney damage. …
  • Prevent your chance of stroke. …
  • Lessen the chance of a brain aneurysm. …
  • Protect your vision.

What can you eat on a 2 gram sodium diet? What can I eat and drink while on a 2 gram sodium diet?

  • On a 2 gram sodium diet, you may eat enriched white, wheat, rye, and pumpernickel bread, hard rolls, and dinner rolls. …
  • Most fresh, canned, and frozen fruits and vegetables can be eaten. …
  • You may drink milk, but limit it to 16 ounces (two cups) daily.

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What should my daily sodium intake be?

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day and moving toward an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults.

Because the average American eats so much excess sodium, even cutting back by 1,000 milligrams a day can significantly improve blood pressure and heart health.

And remember, more than 70 percent of the sodium Americans eat comes from packaged, prepared and restaurant foods — not the salt shaker.

On average, Americans eat more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium each day — much more than the American Heart Association and other health organizations recommend. Most of us are likely underestimating how much sodium we eat, if we can estimate it at all. One study found that one-third of adults surveyed couldn’t estimate how much sodium they ate, and more than half thought they were eating less than 2,000 mg sodium a day.

Keeping sodium in check is part of following an overall healthy eating pattern. The American Heart Association diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, plant-based protein, lean animal protein and fish. Replace processed meats, refined carbohydrates and sweetened beverages with healthier options. Eating this way should help you limit your sodium as well as harmful fats. 

Insufficient sodium intake … If you have a medical condition or other special dietary needs or restrictions, you should follow the advice of a qualified health care professional. 

From my heart to yours!

How To Bring Your Blood Pressure Down Quickly

Here are some simple recommendations:

  1. Exercise most days of the week. Exercise is the most effective way to lower your blood pressure. …
  2. Consume a low-sodium diet. Too much sodium (or salt) causes blood pressure to rise. …
  3. Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 to 2 drinks per day. …
  4. Make stress reduction a priority.

Jun 22, 2019
What’s the Fastest Way to Lower My Blood Pressure Safely …

How can I get my blood pressure down right now? Here are 10 lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down.

  1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline. …
  2. Exercise regularly. …
  3. Eat a healthy diet. …
  4. Reduce sodium in your diet. …
  5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. …
  6. Quit smoking. …
  7. Cut back on caffeine. …
  8. Reduce your stress.

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How fast can I lower my blood pressure in minutes? How To Lower High Blood Pressure In 1 Minute – YouTube

  1. High blood pressure. [00:02]
  2. Walk and exercise regularly. [00:24]
  3. Reduce your sodium intake. [00:55]
  4. Less alcohol. [01:39]
  5. Eat more potassium-rich foods. [02:06]
  6. Cut back on caffeine. [02:28]
  7. Learn to manage stress. [03:00]
  8. Eat dark chocolate or cocoa. [03:25]

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What can I eat to lower my blood pressure immediately? 13 foods that help lower blood pressure

  • Leafy greens. Potassium helps your kidneys get rid of more sodium through your urine. …
  • Berries. Berries, especially blueberries, are rich in natural compounds called flavonoids. …
  • Red beets. …
  • Skim milk and yogurt. …
  • Oatmeal. …
  • Bananas. …
  • Salmon, mackerel, and fish with omega-3s. …
  • Seeds.

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What drink is best for high blood pressure? 3. Beets. Drinking beet juice can reduce blood pressure in the short and long terms. In 2015, researchers reported that drinking red beet juice led to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension who drank 250 milliliters, about 1 cup, of the juice every day for 4 weeks.Jan 2, 2020
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Can aspirin lower your blood pressure? Low-dose aspirin is known to reduce the risk of heart attack in high-risk patients. It also seems to help lower high blood pressure, but studies looking at this effect yield confusing results. Now there may be an explanation: aspirin only lowers blood pressure when taken at bedtime. May 15, 2002
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What is dangerously high blood pressure? A hypertensive crisis is a severe increase in blood pressure that can lead to a stroke. Extremely high blood pressure — a top number (systolic pressure) of 180 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher or a bottom number (diastolic pressure) of 120 mm Hg or higher — can damage blood vessels.
Hypertensive crisis: What are the symptoms? – Mayo Clinicwww.mayoclinic.org › hypertensive-crisis › faq-20058491
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15 Natural Ways To Lower Your Pressure ….


8 Amazing Benefits Of The Wall Sit (How To Do It Correctly)

Benefits of The Wall Sit

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Updated: October 27th, 2019

The wall sit exercise is often overlooked as a leg exercise due to its simplicity in nature.

In terms of exercise, we often associate exercises of a more complex and advanced nature with superior effectiveness. We tend to saturate our workouts with a small bunch of ‘Instafamous’ exercises, like loaded squats and deadlifts.

However, amongst all the impressive exercises that exist, the discrete wall sit has quite a few benefits that other more commonly performed leg exercises can’t provide.

What Is the Wall Sit?

For those of you who are not familiar with the wall sit, this is an exercise done over a period of time rather than a specific amount of repetitions. The wall sit requires you to hold yourself in a seated position, (hence the name) for a certain amount of time, normally between 30 to 60 seconds. It predominantly works your glutes, quads, hamstrings …and your pain threshold.

A handy feature of the wall sit is that you require no exercise to perform it – perfect for doing at home! All you need is a wall or any other vertical surface to lean against and you’re good to go!

Here are a few benefits of the wall sit and why you should consider incorporating this exercise in your workout routine.


Is Covid-19 as Deadly as is Claimed?

Jay Bhattacharya: Questioning Conventional Wisdom of the COVID-19 Crisis

Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford Medicine and a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy. His March 24, 2020, commentary in the Wall Street Journal questions the premise that “coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines.” In the article he suggests that “there’s little evidence to confirm that premise—and projections of the death toll could plausibly be orders of magnitude too high.”

In this edition of Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, the Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Robinson asks  Bhattacharya to defend that statement and describe to us how he arrived at this conclusion. We get into the details of his research, which used data collected from hotspots around the world and his background as a doctor, a medical researcher, and an economist.


The Truth is Out? Virus Pandemic — Not as It Seems

Good evening all. Well, I was told to get this out as soon as possible so here goes.

A friend of mine sent this video to me. I’m unsure if any of you has seen it. It’s a 48+ video of the fear the government/doctors and social media has put out! It will leave you speechless. Maybe pissed and frustrated all at the same time.

I don’t know … you tell me what you think ….

Choose to Care

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' - Martin Luther King, Jr.
This time - alone together - challenges us far exceeding 
Most of us believing we'll make it through 
But what was known is, now, forever adieu 
Yesterday is tomorrow speaking for today
Remedy's favor for future's come what may
Such a time as this is to dismiss whatever is self-centered
Etch in history generosity's splendor
Our afresh awaits our until
Prayers throughout the world MUST be at will
Look at all your neighbors; we are stationed everywhere
Persist the urgency and answer ... "I will choose to care!"

Written by Katherine Matthews

GO When Your Body Says NO – Period!

You feel like lying in the bed curled up in a fetal position because who wants to move? Ladies, we don’t! Sometimes pushing ourselves to workout can mentally drain all that is in us but we have to keep pressing to reach our goal towards inner peace in health! Yes, inner peace found in working out during the cramping, bloating and all the way around blood flow.

Here is an article I found by EliteDaily.com that, I hope, will encourage you to keep going even when you don’t want too. We, together, will find calm — period! 😜🥰

These Workouts For Each Stage Of Your Period Will Help You Tune Into Your Body’s Needs


The difference between how your body feels during your period versus, say, the week after your period, can be massive in terms of energy levels and mood. I mean, if you’ve ever tried to haul your ass to an intense workout class — of course you signed up weeks ago, and it just so happened to coincide with the first day of your period — then you know what I mean. The four stages of your menstrual cycle can affect your body in so many different ways, including how you exercise, which is why planning workouts for each stage of your period, though it may sound like a bit of a tall order, is actually a great strategy for tuning into and understanding your body’s needs and capabilities.

Tailoring your workouts to each stage of your period might sound like a strange concept, especially if you feel like you’re a bit fuzzy on what those stages even are (don’t worry, I’ll help you brush up). Ellen Barrett, author and fitness trainer with the online movement studio Mindful Movement, tells me that, in her experience, before she even became a trainer, the concept of adjusting your workout to where you were in your menstrual cycle just wasn’t really a thing. But when she started to train women herself, she says her clients would often openly talk about where they were in their cycle, because of how it would affect their bodies. Pretty soon, Barrett realized there was a real need to consider how these two things affect each other.

“It actually optimizes athletic performance to listen to your body and track the cycle,” Barrett tells Elite Daily, “and helps to relieve symptoms like cramps and mood swings.”

If you’re curious, why not give it a shot yourself? Here are some of Barrett’s recommendations for adjusting your workout schedule to your period.

Stage one: menstruation (Days 1-7)

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The first stage of the 28-day menstrual cycle, as per Better Health Channel is — drumroll — your period! Simple enough, right?

As far as Barrett is concerned, on the first day of your period, at least, there’s no need to push yourself to work out. “Relax! Stay warm, and don’t beat yourself up about it,” she says, adding that it’s really important to allow your body the time to just be. In her experience, she tells me, the more that women allow themselves to rest when they need to rest, the better their cycles tend to be overall.

By the second day of your flow, you might still be feeling funky, but if you’re really itching to move, Barrett suggests doing something super gentle, like taking a short walk outside or moving through a low-key yoga routine. By the end of the week, she says, you might be ready to do something like a light jog. But again, it’s all about nurturing movement and listening to your own body.

Barrett also points out that, during your period, your body’s already hard at work to regulate your cycle, “and your immune system is vulnerable as a result, so if you really push it, things can get out of whack.” In other words, rest when you need to rest, my friend.

Stages two and three: The Follicular Phase and Ovulation (Days 8-21)

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Technically, according to Better Health Channel, the second stage of your menstrual cycle, called the follicular phase, “starts on the first day of menstruation and ends with ovulation,” so you’re basically experiencing this stage around the week or two after your period. It’s called the follicular phase because, during this time, your body releases something called follicle stimulating hormone, which “stimulates the ovary to produce around five to 20 follicles (tiny nodules or cysts),” wherein each follicle contains an immature egg, as per Better Health Channel. According to the online resource, the growth of these follicles is what causes the lining of your uterus to thicken in preparation for a potential pregnancy — or, you know, for your body to shed the entire lining during your period. Ovulation, the Better Health Channel explains, is when the ovary releases a mature egg, about two weeks or so before your period starts up again.

In general, says Barrett, you tend to have a lot more energy during the follicular phase of your period, as well as during ovulation, so this is typically the best time to really go for it in your workout routine. “During the week after your period, go for a hike, take HIIT classes, push yourself,” she says. “That’s true of your ovulation, too. You have energy to really go for it.”

Your metabolism usually starts to get stronger during this time, too, Barrett adds, which means you’re probably hungrier, so make sure your recovering from your workouts with lots of nutritious foods after that HIIT class.

Stage four: Luteal phase (Days 22-28)

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The luteal phase is when all those lovely PMS symptoms begin to hit — cramps, nausea, mood swings, all that good (not) stuff. In terms of what’s happening in your body at this time, the Better Health Channel explains that this is basically when your uterus is more or less waiting for a fertilized egg to implant itself, and your body produces certain hormones to keep the lining of the uterus intact — until, of course, the body realizes there is no fertilized egg, and then it sheds the uterine lining, and voila, you’ve got a period, and the whole cycle begins again.

During the luteal phase, when PMS is at its peak, even if you feel like total crap, Barrett says breaking a sweat is still important because it can help with uncomfortable symptoms like bloating. She recommends trying some low-impact cardio during this part of your cycle, like cycling or Zumba, for about 45 minutes at a time.

Overall, Barrett says a good way to approach this workout strategy is to think of exercise like a form of medicine for your body. The more you nurture your cycle all month long, she explains, the less intense your symptoms might turn out to be.