Ivan Serrano 's Entries

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  • 24 Sep 2018
    Eating healthy and variations of the same have become a buzzword that leads many people to think that almost everything we enjoy consuming has a negative impact on our bodies. If you’re on the journey to a lifestyle change then making the necessary dietary changes then is not entirely a bad thing. For another, however, what would place them on a path to better eating is their inability to fall asleep at night. We’ve all laid awake on random nights wondering what we did wrong. We’re here to enlighten you on what you could have done to affect your body’s ability to fall asleep naturally. You had too many carbs Our fundamental knowledge of carbohydrates lets us know that there are better lunchtime options than that for dinner. When you’ve had a particularly starchy meal at night, your body will be hard at work breaking it down during the night and releasing a steady stream of energy. That same energy, because you aren’t going anywhere, is spent tossing and turning to wonder “why?” You, therefore, might want to leave that taste lasagna for lunch. You had chocolate While this is favorite comfort food for many, you don’t want to dislike yourself when you’re lying awake at night. What we neglect to remember is that chocolate contains caffeine; it is one of the reasons why your favorite brand of dark chocolate keeps you feeling active for hours. Though you’d feel happy during the day, having chocolate a few hours before bedtime won’t be feeling like a fantastic idea if you have an early morning dealing with tax consultants Canada firms have or something just as mentally or physically tasking. You had red meat or chicken A nice juicy piece of meat might be the other reason you cannot fall asleep at night. As with carbs, proteins have energy giving properties that will leave you feeling ready to take a hike when you ought to be asleep. A chicken salad might sound like a better alternative, but the fact remains that digestion will be slower at night. You’ll, therefore, be tasking your body with the job of digesting that juicy burger when it could otherwise be taking a rest, along with all your other bodily functions. You indulged in a spicy meal Apart from having a hard time in the bathroom the following morning, hot sauce and other variants might be another reason you’re up for the most night. Spicy food cause heartburns, for the most part, leaving the body’s temperature elevated. That then means you’re body will be hard at work trying to regulate the effects of spicy food instead of leaving you to rest.
    730 Posted by Ivan Serrano
  • Eating healthy and variations of the same have become a buzzword that leads many people to think that almost everything we enjoy consuming has a negative impact on our bodies. If you’re on the journey to a lifestyle change then making the necessary dietary changes then is not entirely a bad thing. For another, however, what would place them on a path to better eating is their inability to fall asleep at night. We’ve all laid awake on random nights wondering what we did wrong. We’re here to enlighten you on what you could have done to affect your body’s ability to fall asleep naturally. You had too many carbs Our fundamental knowledge of carbohydrates lets us know that there are better lunchtime options than that for dinner. When you’ve had a particularly starchy meal at night, your body will be hard at work breaking it down during the night and releasing a steady stream of energy. That same energy, because you aren’t going anywhere, is spent tossing and turning to wonder “why?” You, therefore, might want to leave that taste lasagna for lunch. You had chocolate While this is favorite comfort food for many, you don’t want to dislike yourself when you’re lying awake at night. What we neglect to remember is that chocolate contains caffeine; it is one of the reasons why your favorite brand of dark chocolate keeps you feeling active for hours. Though you’d feel happy during the day, having chocolate a few hours before bedtime won’t be feeling like a fantastic idea if you have an early morning dealing with tax consultants Canada firms have or something just as mentally or physically tasking. You had red meat or chicken A nice juicy piece of meat might be the other reason you cannot fall asleep at night. As with carbs, proteins have energy giving properties that will leave you feeling ready to take a hike when you ought to be asleep. A chicken salad might sound like a better alternative, but the fact remains that digestion will be slower at night. You’ll, therefore, be tasking your body with the job of digesting that juicy burger when it could otherwise be taking a rest, along with all your other bodily functions. You indulged in a spicy meal Apart from having a hard time in the bathroom the following morning, hot sauce and other variants might be another reason you’re up for the most night. Spicy food cause heartburns, for the most part, leaving the body’s temperature elevated. That then means you’re body will be hard at work trying to regulate the effects of spicy food instead of leaving you to rest.
    Sep 24, 2018 730
  • 29 Aug 2018
    Being a UI Design professional, I often keep to myself a lot – not intentionally, of course, but due to the nature of my job. I found yoga and it did two things for me; keeps me fit from all the twisting and turning, and it also keeps me sane, thanks to the peace I find in the practice. Three months ago, an online pal challenged me to try hot yoga classes and report back to her. As a lover of challenge, I accepted and this is my take-away from the three classes I have attended. Hydrate, Hydrate, and Hydrate! As the name suggests, this form of yoga involves being locked in a room that is between 90 – 105 degrees hot and so you will lose lots of water through sweating. So, you want to be sure that your system is well hydrated days before the class and then hours before it to make up for all the water you are likely to lose. Drinking water is not the only way to go about it as fruits rich in water – oranges, watermelons, and cucumbers – are even better for the nutrients and electrolytes your body will need. If possible, choose a class for later in the day as opposed to mornings. Choose the Right Class for you If you are a yogi, you know yoga comes in different classes – bikram, vinyasa – and so you want to align your classes properly. If you are a Vinyasa enthusiast, then you would be better off taking a Vinyasa hot yoga as you are already well acquitted with the postures, deep breaths and the flow. The only real change will be the higher temperatures. If you choose Bikram yet you haven’t done it before, you may struggle through the class. Bring Cold Towels If you are lucky – as I am – the yoga studio will have a fridge. If it doesn’t, freeze a few and pack them on a Ziploc bag with ice to keep them cool during the class. Occasionally dabbing your forehead with a cold towel will give you some relief but bot for very long –sorry. After the first two classes, you sort of get used to the heat and cold towels become a thing of the past. Wear Breathable Clothes  A brallete may not be your thing but it works well in a hot studio. You want to minimize the number of clothing as much possible to prevent you from heating up and feeling dizzy. On my first class, I wore a tank top and a fitted crop top because that was my usual attire, but I had to get rid of the layers within the first hour. Oh, don’t worry about how you look in less clothing. Everyone is too busy sweating it out to care. Don’t Yoga on an Empty Stomach I found out the hard way that hot yoga and an empty belly don’t really go together. You don’t have to eat too much – just snack on a banana for energy, some peanut butter for protein, and cheese of you like. Also, don’t forget to breath and have fun! Namaste.
    737 Posted by Ivan Serrano
  • Being a UI Design professional, I often keep to myself a lot – not intentionally, of course, but due to the nature of my job. I found yoga and it did two things for me; keeps me fit from all the twisting and turning, and it also keeps me sane, thanks to the peace I find in the practice. Three months ago, an online pal challenged me to try hot yoga classes and report back to her. As a lover of challenge, I accepted and this is my take-away from the three classes I have attended. Hydrate, Hydrate, and Hydrate! As the name suggests, this form of yoga involves being locked in a room that is between 90 – 105 degrees hot and so you will lose lots of water through sweating. So, you want to be sure that your system is well hydrated days before the class and then hours before it to make up for all the water you are likely to lose. Drinking water is not the only way to go about it as fruits rich in water – oranges, watermelons, and cucumbers – are even better for the nutrients and electrolytes your body will need. If possible, choose a class for later in the day as opposed to mornings. Choose the Right Class for you If you are a yogi, you know yoga comes in different classes – bikram, vinyasa – and so you want to align your classes properly. If you are a Vinyasa enthusiast, then you would be better off taking a Vinyasa hot yoga as you are already well acquitted with the postures, deep breaths and the flow. The only real change will be the higher temperatures. If you choose Bikram yet you haven’t done it before, you may struggle through the class. Bring Cold Towels If you are lucky – as I am – the yoga studio will have a fridge. If it doesn’t, freeze a few and pack them on a Ziploc bag with ice to keep them cool during the class. Occasionally dabbing your forehead with a cold towel will give you some relief but bot for very long –sorry. After the first two classes, you sort of get used to the heat and cold towels become a thing of the past. Wear Breathable Clothes  A brallete may not be your thing but it works well in a hot studio. You want to minimize the number of clothing as much possible to prevent you from heating up and feeling dizzy. On my first class, I wore a tank top and a fitted crop top because that was my usual attire, but I had to get rid of the layers within the first hour. Oh, don’t worry about how you look in less clothing. Everyone is too busy sweating it out to care. Don’t Yoga on an Empty Stomach I found out the hard way that hot yoga and an empty belly don’t really go together. You don’t have to eat too much – just snack on a banana for energy, some peanut butter for protein, and cheese of you like. Also, don’t forget to breath and have fun! Namaste.
    Aug 29, 2018 737
  • 01 Jun 2018
    Feet and our hands are perhaps the parts of our bodies that we use most yet many do little to care for them. The only time people pause to notice they have feet is when they hurt, or more so when they have to call lawyers personal injury corporates hire after an accident. Consider thanking them for their services with these simple tips. Clean diligently The feet are perhaps the dirtiest region of the body but probably get the least or same attention as other parts of the body. Ensure to clean your feet thoroughly twice a day using, preferably milk soap or antiseptic soap to remove dead skin cells and kill bacteria. A brush with light bristles is preferred, but nothing too rough as it’ll strip your skin of natural oils. You can exfoliate twice a week using a foot scrub or sugar and oil after soaking your feet for 10 minutes. Once you are done, use a separate towel to dry your feet, remembering to dry between the toes. The reason to use a separate towel is that there could be fungus between your toes. Moisturize Cracking and dry feet are a sign that your feet need some TLC. You may notice these problems mostly during winter, but don’t wait for the wear and tear to show before you moisturize. You can do it a few times a day if you’re in a position to but right before bedtime is the optimum time because it during your sleep that the body heals itself. Include the top, bottom, and toes during this process, ensuring you get moisturizer into every crevice. To retain moisture and also not to stain the sheets put on socks. You don’t have to get fancy foot creams, sheer butter, olive oil or coconut oil can do the trick. Massage Though highly underrated, foot massages are one of the ways to keep your feet free of problems that tend to plague them. It promotes blood circulation on the feet and legs, relaxes you after a long day, you’re likely to have a sound sleep, and eliminates inflammation and any pain you may have. For this, use the oil you moisturize with; you can rub it in the palm of your hands to warm it for better absorption. Massaging may time consuming when you want to get into bed, but you can do it as you even read a travel blog and it takes the same amount of time. Use a kneading pattern, making circular motions using your thumbs. Remember to stretch your ankles and toes as well.
    752 Posted by Ivan Serrano
  • Feet and our hands are perhaps the parts of our bodies that we use most yet many do little to care for them. The only time people pause to notice they have feet is when they hurt, or more so when they have to call lawyers personal injury corporates hire after an accident. Consider thanking them for their services with these simple tips. Clean diligently The feet are perhaps the dirtiest region of the body but probably get the least or same attention as other parts of the body. Ensure to clean your feet thoroughly twice a day using, preferably milk soap or antiseptic soap to remove dead skin cells and kill bacteria. A brush with light bristles is preferred, but nothing too rough as it’ll strip your skin of natural oils. You can exfoliate twice a week using a foot scrub or sugar and oil after soaking your feet for 10 minutes. Once you are done, use a separate towel to dry your feet, remembering to dry between the toes. The reason to use a separate towel is that there could be fungus between your toes. Moisturize Cracking and dry feet are a sign that your feet need some TLC. You may notice these problems mostly during winter, but don’t wait for the wear and tear to show before you moisturize. You can do it a few times a day if you’re in a position to but right before bedtime is the optimum time because it during your sleep that the body heals itself. Include the top, bottom, and toes during this process, ensuring you get moisturizer into every crevice. To retain moisture and also not to stain the sheets put on socks. You don’t have to get fancy foot creams, sheer butter, olive oil or coconut oil can do the trick. Massage Though highly underrated, foot massages are one of the ways to keep your feet free of problems that tend to plague them. It promotes blood circulation on the feet and legs, relaxes you after a long day, you’re likely to have a sound sleep, and eliminates inflammation and any pain you may have. For this, use the oil you moisturize with; you can rub it in the palm of your hands to warm it for better absorption. Massaging may time consuming when you want to get into bed, but you can do it as you even read a travel blog and it takes the same amount of time. Use a kneading pattern, making circular motions using your thumbs. Remember to stretch your ankles and toes as well.
    Jun 01, 2018 752