The point of this article is to help you grasp the big picture of getting six pack abs.In short, to get six pack abs, you need to get leaner and develop your abs' musculature. This is done through training and nutrition. The topic of nutrition is covered extensively elsewhere on the net: I won't delve in it.Training-wise, to build six pack abs, you must combine cardio exercise, weightlifting, and abdominal exercises. All three are important, and to really get results you must do all three.Cardio makes you leaner, which is necessary if you want your abs to show.Weightlifting makes you leaner, too, by increasing your resting metabolic rate and the amount of calories you burn at rest. Good weightlifting routines for fat loss are also available elsewhere online. I recommend Lyle McDonalds Ultimate Diet 2.0 (which integrates nutrition and training for superior results: best for serious trainees) and Craig Ballantyne's Turbulence Training (this one is more beginner-friendly).Finally, abdominal exercises are needed to define your abs and give them the six pack look.Simple enough? OK, let's get serious.Cardio comprises long, slow cardio and interval training. To "get six pack abs" quickly, the best approach is to do both. Since interval training is better than long, slow cardio, if you're short on time, do interval training only.Abdominal exercises can be divided according to which area they put the emphasis on. All exercises activate the whole abdominal region, but each one targets a specific area more than the others. They can put the emphasis on the upper and middle abs, the lower abs, or the side abs.So where do we go from there? Well, to sum up, to get six pack abs you need good nutrition (covered elsewhere) and effective training (including cardio, weightlifting, and abdominal exercises). Cardio comprises long, slow cardio and interval training, whereas abdominal exercises can target the upper and middle, lower, or side abs.The web has a few good sources of information on these topics-I mentioned some. But searching the web is a hassle. If you value your time, want quality instructions, and would like to get six pack abs sooner rather than later take a look at my six pack abs solution below. It gets results-guaranteed.
Hair care expert Tim Rogers, who has among his clients Yoko Ono, Missy Rayder, Diane Sawyer, Kelly Gray, Samantha Boardman and Amanda Peet, combed through some of the secrets he gives celebrities when they have a bad hair day and came up with a few you may use:Q. Any advice on how I can take better care of my hair? A. Wash hair no more often than every other day. Water can be very drying to hair, exacerbating frizz and static flyaways. Wash with lukewarm water and always follow with a conditioner. Protect color-treated hair. New Results Colour Bright shampoo and conditioner are created specifically for treating and protecting multitonal hair shades. Don't forget sunscreen. The sun's rays can strip away natural oils as well as the pigment that gives hair its color. The sun can weaken hair cuticles, causing peeling, breaking and split ends. Defend hair with a hat and products with UV filters and keratin, for strength and elasticity.Q. I need a new hairstyle. Can you help? A. Take advantage of the multitude of virtual stylists on the Internet. Web sites like www.smartfixx.com offer comprehensive advice from salon professionals. Online, you can access info on trends 24/7. There's step-by-step styling advice in video you can play, pause, rewind and download to see how to get the look you like. Q. I'm thinking of changing my hair color from blond to red. What's the best way?A. Redheads aren't defined by "light or dark" but by tone. Consider which works with your skin. Glossing treatments deposit tone without lightening hair for maximum reflection and minimum damage. They're a great way to deliver customized shades of red. Q. I'm a guy and I really like my new short hairstyle but it requires multiple styling products mostly created for women. Are there multipurpose products men can use?A. Some really great unisex styling lines-like the new one from Charles Worthington London-have what you need. For short hair, wax sticks or gel strips are fantastic multipurpose options for keeping hair in place, taming flyaways or giving it a textured, spiky look. My favorite products from this Smart Fixx line are the H2O Styling Strips, which you can get at drugstores. Simply add the gel to wet hair with your fingertips. The strips come in a convenient pocket pack for on-the-go styling. Condition for your hair type, says celebrity stylist Tim Rogers.
For centuries herbal baths have been used for therapeutic or beauty purposes. The Egyptians made good use of a therapeutic "herbal bath" . Cleopatra is said to have bathed in milk and the flowers from herbs to keep her skin smooth and moist. Romans had community herbal baths, the forerunner to the modern spa. In strict Jewish faiths, women use a communal herbal bath to cleanse their bodies after menstruation. There are many benefits to taking herbal baths for therapeutic purposes, but the added benefit is that an herbal bath is relaxing too. Here are some guidelines for taking herbal baths.It is best to wait two hours after you have eaten. It would be great if you could take it before breakfast but since our lives are so busy it is more practical to take you herbal bath before you are going to go to sleep. The temperature of the herbal bath is important. There is no single temperature that is right; it depends on what you prefer. Never have it too hot or too cold. As you soak you can add more hot water as needed. Make sure you are in a well ventilated room that has no drafts. It is best to get out of the tub after the water has cooled a bit. Set the mood of the room by lighting candles and playing some soothing music. Once you have dried off you can go to bed and get a good nights sleep. Try to take these therapeutic herbal bathss at least three times per week. It is not recommended that the frail and infirm use the bath tub. If you have trouble moving your joints it is not advisable to use "herbal baths" s.Herbal baths are good for many ailments including arthritis, tension or stress, constipation and gout. There are many aromatherapists that use essential oils instead of herbs but there is no proof that one is better than the other.There is also no hard rule in what kind of herb you use. I am including a standard recipe but feel free to experiment with your own recipes and herbs.There are two ways to prepare an herbal baths. One method is to make an infusion; simply steep about one half cup of the herb or herbs in two cups of boiling water for ten to twenty minutes. The second way is to fill a porous bag or use an old stocking to put the herbs in. Hang the bag over the spigot so that the water will flow thru into the tub. For a stronger bath you can use both methods. Use fresh herbs for the most benefit.Another beneficial idea for baths is bath salts. But dont buy the expensive gift sets, make the salts yourself. By making them at home you can save at least fifty percent and in some cases even more. Have fun experimenting with your herbs and take advantage of the benefits of herbal bathss.Copyright Mary Hanna, All Rights Reserved.This article may be distributed freely on your website and in your ezines, as long as this entire article, copyright notice, links and the resource box are unchanged.
Many of the most famous celebrities in both television and movies are sporting Sedu Hairstyles. Celebrity Sedu hairstyles are one of the many latest fashion trends to come out of Hollywood. What makes the celebrity Sedu hairstyles unique though? Why are the Sedu hairstyles so popular? The celebrity Sedu hairstyles are very popular for a lot of women who have naturally curly hair, or thicker and more course hair. Many celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Halle Barry, Angelina Jolie and many others do not have natural long smooth and flowing hair like you constantly see them sporting on television and in movies. The secret of many movie stars is their celebrity "Sedu Hairstyles" . Why would they choose Sedu hairstyles though? The celebrity Sedu hairstyles are very popular for a reason. The Sedu hairstyles are created using the Sedu Hair Iron. The Sedu hair iron is uniquely designed and patented using ceramic plates that are actually made of tourmaline crystals. These are combined with a negative ionic charge in order to remove static from the hair. This alleviates the problems of cling in their celebrity Sedu Hairstyles. The end result is a Sedu Hairstyle that will last longer and look better than any other. How do the celebrity Sedu hairstyles last longer and why? The patented ionic technology of the Sedu hair iron increases the hold in the hair. While this may not seem plausible at first, let us see why. Between the patented tourmaline ceramic plates and infrared heating technology the Sedu flat iron actually molds the hair. The celebrity Sedu hairstyles last longer because there is no need (On most Sedu Hairstyles) for hairspray or other chemicals, which often fail when exposed to heat or light. What about dyed hair? Actors and actresses frequently have to dye their hair and change their celebrity hairstyles in order to fit better in certain roles. The Sedu flattener Iron is designed so that there is no conflict with dyes or tints normally used in hair coloring. The celebrity Sedu hairstyles you see can be done with any color or variety of hair. Many ethnic actresses are big fans of the celebrity Sedu hairstyle. Often the desired result is simply to straighten curly, unruly or kinky hair. The Sedu hair irons unique patented design and construction make it ideal for this use. Many of the celebrity Sedu hairstyles you have seen are a direct result of using nothing more than the Sedu hair iron and little or nothing else. Whether the celebrity and the celebrity Sedu Hairstyle in question is on Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Pamela Anderson (Cmon, you didnt think her hair was naturally that way did you?) or one of the many other celebrity Sedu hairstyles being seen more and more among Hollywoods elite, you can be sure the Sedu celebrity hairstyle was created using a quality made Sedu Hair Iron. If you want to make your own hair style comparable to the many celebrity Sedu Hairstyles, the first step is get your own Sedu hair Iron. The possibilities for your Sedu hairstyles or even celebrity Sedu hairstyles really are limited only by your imagination.For more information about how to create your very own Sedu Hairstyle, please go to Sedu Hairstyles
Holiday Gifts For The Women In Your LifeWe know, women are mysterious creatures. But one thing they have in common is liking gifts. But (yes, there is a caveat when it comes to giving women gifts), they don't want blenders, self-help books, or mixing bowls.If you want to make all of the ladies in your life happy, you need to follow a few easy rules.Joint-use giftsIf you're in a relationship, never buy "joint-use" gifts unless previously discussed. For example, buying your sweetie a 50" plasma TV when you live together may send the message that the gifts is really for you. And never buy her a kitchen appliance unless she tells you she really, no really, wants a Cuisinart juicer, do not, I repeat, do not buy your significant other an appliance for Christmas (unless you like sleeping on the couch).Buy the right sizeIf you buy the women on your list an article of clothing (generally inadvisable), make sure you know her size. You don't want to buy something too big or too small. And if you buy her lingerie, give it to her in private. You don't want to explain to her nieces and nephews what a lace negligee is.Lavish giftsWhen buying for colleagues, bosses, and acquaintances who you are not romantically involved with or dating for a significant time, don't buy too lavish a gift. Buying an expensive gift can send the wrong message.Avoiding the dog houseAlso consider the type of gift. Is a satin robe really a good choice for a female boss? While she may love it, she probably doesn't want her subordinates knowing what she wears to bed. Think about how the recipient will interpret the gift. For example, would your sister appreciate the sentiment behind your choice of anti-cellulite cream or a book on how to lose weight? Or, do you want the girl you've gone on two dates with to read into your gift of $3,000 diamond earrings? Lookout, she may expect an even bigger diamond in the near future!In general, try to find out something about the recipient, so that you can purchase a thoughtful gift that she'll love. And whatever you do, don't name a constellation after her.In the event that you're completely clueless, pick something from this list and you'll avoid the bad gift blacklist for another year. The best part is that you can buy all of theses gifts without leaving your living room.Top Gifts for Her:MakeupWhen buying cosmetics, stay way from items like foundation, powder, and blush. These things are extremely individual and women like to pick the beauty staples out themselves. Eyeshadow and lip gloss palettes that include a wide variety of colors make wonderful gifts for women. There is always a color she will like.Pretty Makeup BagsMost women like products and pretty makeup bags to keep them in, like hand painted makeup bags.Jewelry StorageIf the lady on your list already has a solid collection of jewelry, get her a stylish wy to organize it that will fit into any decor with a jewelry wardrobe. For the woman on-the-go, give her the gift of tangle-free jewelry. The metallic leather jewelry roll lets her travel in style. It is also made out of Moroccan genuine full-grain goatskin, so it is luxury all the way.JewelryThe recycled glass bottle necklace is earth friendly and perfect for a niece, daughter, or teenager on your list.Great Smelling CandlesWomen love candles, and it is an appropriate gift for virtually every women on your list. A classic choice: Diptyque-Limited Edition Parfumee Encens Candle.Reed DiffusersThe hottest trend in home fragrance is reed diffusers, and the women on your list will appreciate your foresight. The Voluspa Fragrant Oil Reed Diffuser in Santiago Huckleberry is a fail-safe gift.Bath Gift SetsYou can always pick up a set from Bath & Body Works but if you want to go the extra mile, show her you know a thing or two about luxury. The Potter & Moore- Sheer Luxury in Spiced Tuberose & Orchid 4 piece set includes a beautiful black leather cosmetic bag embossed with the Potter & Moore print filled with full sizes of Eau de Toilette, Bathing Milk and Triple Milled Soap duo.JournalsShow her you care about her feelings with a journal or luxury notebook for jotting notes or even shopping lists. Perfect stocking stuffer for sisters, nieces, and acquaintances.Cashmere RobeA luxurious and well-received gift for girlfriends, wives, sisters, and moms (as in your mom).Slip Into ComfortSlippers make great stocking stuffers. Slip Amy Jo Gladstone Bam Bam slippers into her stocking.Comfy ThrowPicture her curled up on the couch with a good book and a soft blanket on a cold winter night. If she's your girlfriend or wife, maybe she'll even share.Super Soft TowelsIt's such a wonderful feeling emerging from the shower and enveloping yourself in a luxurious, oversized bath towel. Surprisingly, many women don't buy these for themselves. Step up to the plate and dazzle her with Super Pile Towels, they are seriously the thickest, most luxurious towels you will find. Made from 100% Egyptian cotton ina super hefty 700 grams available inn 55 colors. Tea TimeIf the woman on your list loves tea, she'll love a pretty tea set. A perfect choice would be Teaposy Snow Dance Gift Set.Say It With ChocolateSure, you can always buy her Godiva, but why not fill her stocking with more exotic chocolates? The Grand Collection from Chocolate Celeste features heavenly flavors like amaretto, key lime, chili pepper, coconut, dulce de leche, golden cinnamon, red raspberry, champagne, chai, milk chocolate parfait, need I say more?Sleek Point and Shoot CameraWomen love to take pictures. The Casio - EXILIM 7.2MP & FUJIFILM - FinePix 7.2MP cameras fit nicely into a handbag, so she can snap away any time she wants.PerfumePerfume is a tricky gift. Unless you know the person really well, i suggest a different gift. However, if she's asked for perfume or you know she's open to trying new things, the following scents are, in my opinion, unanimously coveted:Cleopatra EDP Tocca BeautyPure Poison by DiorVera Wang The FragrancePashminas (Silk or Cashmere Shawl)Pashmina shawls are an easy choice but definitely shows your thoughtfulness. Choose from a variety of colors, fabrics, and sizes, so she can wrap up in style and luxury any time she chooses.Gifts For PetsIf the women on your list has a pooch, chances are the little fur ball is like a child to her. Giving her a gift for the dog will show how sensitive (and thoughtful) you are.Gift Certificate To A SpaThis is one gift certificate that's far from impersonal. Go to Google, type in "day spas" along with your city name, and most of the time you can order a gift certificate online.Gift Certificate To Department StoresWhen you're buying for women you don't know well, like a second cousin or your 14 year old niece who lives in Idaho, a gift certificate to a large department store is great because she can shop for whatever she wants. Women and girls like clothes and since they are so hard to buy for someone else, a gift certificate covers your bases. It also gives her something to look forward to after all of the other presents are opened.What's your great gift idea?