Archive | November 2016

Dancing – My Fitness Mantra

Dancing – My Fitness Mantra

These days people love watching shows like Nach Baliye, Dance India Dance, also movies like ABCD has brought a dancing craze among youngsters. Dancing has been one of my favorite hobby for all these years. I started dancing from school, participated in college dance events and also did a couple of dances at work place too. I never took dance as a career because my family background was such which believed in secured  jobs.

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I also liked to be fit and healthy, although my body faced issues of being underweight. I joined a gym to gain weight, but ended losing more weight maybe because I did exercise genuinely but failed to give my body the necessary proteins. I like my body to be fit and healthy, but doing exercise was turning a little boring. I had to exercise, but was not getting that satisfaction with routine exercises.

Eventually, many things have changed so has exercise. Nowadays, trends like power yoga, Zumba have elevated the psyche of people. Many gyms have dance classes included in their catalog. I had attended a Zumba class and let me tell you it’s fun doing. You sweat and you enjoy, but it is also exhausting.

Finally, now I have stuck to basic exercises and started dancing as my weekly exercise regime. You must be thinking I’m joking, but no. After all the experiments with exercise I found dancing is my favorite exercise. Here it is why I chose dancing over exercise.

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Dancing personally reduces stress syndromes in me and makes me happy . Dancing helps to lift my mood, it gives me a high. Dancing helps physically and mentally. Dancing is a fun way to exercise and stay fit. Although dancing has taken many forms, be it ballet, Salsa, jazz, hip hop, ballroom dance People prefers dancing in local or freestyle. Dance also plays a part in many of our family rituals, functions and celebration. It has no barriers of age, sex, religion or class. Anyone and Everybody can dance. It helps to improve the condition of your heart and lungs. It increases the muscular strength and tones the body, Removes toxins through sweat. Dancing helps in physical and mental well being. Dancing raises one self confidence and self esteem. Dancing in a group motivates team work, synchronization and social needs.

However, there many things one needs to take care before dancing . Do take your doctor consultation for the kind of dance you prefer specially if you are obese or above 40 . Take lots of liquid to keep the body hydrated. Do not stretch dance session for a longer period if you are a beginner. Make sure your body form is right while dancing as wrong dance moves can cause damage. Make sure your attire is not too tight or uncomfortable for dancing. Wear proper attire and shoes pertaining to your dance styles. Enroll yourself in a proper dance class if you are a novice.

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So pals put on your dancing shoes if you really serious about dancing, check out your nearest dance class and make a career, If you are shy start with folk dances like garba with your friends, If you want to reduce stress hit the dance club with your friends and let loose, if you want to ignite your sensual feelings take your partner and engage in couple dance like salsa, jazz, if you want to let yourself free and express go for hip hop. I mean there our various dance forms to suit your needs with the health benefits.

Rock The Dance Floor!

My Chota Bheem Shreyas

Hey Friends!

I know you must be wondering who is Shreyas. Shreyas is my 5 year old son who is a great fan of Chota Bheem and he likes to be called as Chota Bheem. He has a collection of Chota Bheem be it School Bag, Tiffin Box, T-shirts etc. I try to mix his collection with Ben 10 and Ganesha as well, so that he should not be too obsessed with Chota Bheem. All he likes is to fight like Chota Bheem  and watch his shows. This was making me little irritating as I wanted my son to see, play enjoy other things in life too. He was fussy in his eating habits which was the worrying part.

My son is emotionally attached to me and we share a bond beyond a mother son relationship. Being a mother, I switch roles from being a teacher and coach while he is studying, friends and best buddies while we are playing, dancing and a caring mother while eating food, making him sleep. I can’t completely be strict or be completely casual in treating him. If you are strict your kids will never open up to you, they will tend to hide things may be good or bad, they will obey your orders but will be scared of you. If you are casual with your kids, they enjoy your company, open up things with you, but can take you for granted and might not respect you. So you need to take a role which is best suited for the situation.

Working parents spend very few hours with the kids so during the working days I prefer to be very kind and caring with kids as they don’t see me the entire day  and I cannot close the day with scolding them but instead I talk to them and listen to their stories. But if I am having my work off I spend my day with the kids and do  talk to them if they have done wrong and lastly scold them if the need arises.

I thought to take my son’s weakness to bring changes. I told him if he eats all the food in his plate, he will become strong and healthy like Chota bheem. He finishes his homework as I told him that Chota bheem is very smart because he completes his homework. Chota bheem likes to play with his friends and likes to dance. Alas, some changes have happened since then. Now Shreyas have sometimes kelloggs Chocos for breakfast, eats his food without fuss, completes his homework. He helps me while we weekly clean the house, when we get the grocery he stacks the soaps in line of washing clothes soaps, washing utensils soaps and bathing soaps.

I saw this ad of Kellogg’s chocos and a smile unconsciously came on my face as I totally related myself with it.

 

Live The Healthy Life with Dabur Honey

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Going down the memory lane I remember the time I spend at my native place. The visit in the forest, food cooked on chula, fresh environment. My granny used to give us fresh fruits like mangoes, jackfruit, chickoo and yes how can I forget the honey syrup. It has also been used in various medicinal traditions to treat ailments. At my native place people collect natural honey which are used for medicinal purposes like for treating cough a mixture of tea spoon with turmeric powder is taken early in the morning.  As people are becoming more health conscious Honey is taking an important place.

Honey  is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers.

The variety produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) is the one most commonly referred to, as it is the type of honey collected by most beekeepers and consumed by people. Honeys are also produced by bumblebees, stingless bees, and other insects such as honey wasps, though the quantity is generally lower and they have slightly different properties compared to honey from the genus Apis. Honey bees convert nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation. They store it as a primary food source in wax honey combs inside the beehive.

Honey gets its sweetness from the fructose and glucose, and has about the same relative sweetness as sugar. It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavor that leads some people to prefer it over sugar and other sweeteners.

Although getting the honey every time from native place is little cumbersome so I had to look out options in city . There are many brands which claim to be very good in terms of its authenticity but I had to choose.

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Dabur is one of the leading company when you talk about honey. The brand has many other products in hair care, body care, ayurvedic products etc. It is 4th largest FMCG (Fast moving consumer goods)  company. And definitely to hold such momentum for so many years is really worth praising.

Dabur honey holds the 75% of market share in honey market.

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Some of the benefits of Honey:-

1) 1 teaspoon of honey with warm water with few drops of lemon helps to reduce excess fats and makes you  slim.

2) Since honey has the equal properties of sweetening as sugar and have less calories than sugar, it is preferred natural sweetener.

3) Honey contains essential nutrients , enzymes as compared to sugar, it is healthier and easily digested by our body.

4) Honey can be used in beverages, snacks, food items.

Honey is one of essentials in the kitchen and with it’s various benefits one cannot overlook honey.

I relish my honey on the bread as a spread.

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There is this really cool site by Dabur for Honey Diet.  . Go through the site and you will definitely end up buying honey.

I personally prefer a Healthy balanced diet so my diet do consist of veggies in meals, fish and meat generally Thrice a week, Sweets I relish during occasion and celebration. I am not to fussy with food so I enjoy all the vegetables, dals. Also I consume less Oily or fried food. And after days of my consistant eating habits My BMI is always normal. Yipee!

I am not a diet person because I believe Control is very important in anything you do. So if you never cared about eating and only when an important event arise you become conscious of your weight and go for crash diet its insane from my point of view. Our body require many things like carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, minerals, nutrients and water . So our diet should consist of everything in the required quantity.

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Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick P163 – Review

Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick P163 – Review

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Hey Everyone!

I have been to the Makeupbyhina party at the Lakme pro stylist studio, phoenix mills.  I got this lovely goodie bag with Lakme products. This awesome goodie bag contained Lipstick, Eyeliner, Face wash and Face Mask.

Today I am going to review the Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick P163.

I am more than happy to receive this shade as it is one of my favorite lipstick shades.  Let’s head for more details:-

Introduction:-

Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick P163

Packaging:

This Lipstick has a trendy transparent packaging. It comes in silver box.

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Price:-

Rs. 260/-

Review:-

P163 is a mauvish pink color shade which means mixture of pink and mauve. It depends on the lip liner shade to enhance the lipstick shade. This is a creamy matte lipstick which stayed up to 6 hrs on lips easily. The texture is so smooth it just glided on my lips giving comfort and softness.The lipstick is fragrance free. The best part of creamy lipstick is that it stays for a longer time without bleeding or smudging as compared to glossy lipstick, has better and even finish. Also creamy lipstick doesn’t dry the lips as compared to powder matte lipsticks. Truly it is my ideal choice. The shade is very trendy and casual.  I generally prefer pinks as compared to browns, it kind of lit my face with joy. Finally here is my look with the lipstick on!

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Final verdict:-

Must buy for every female.

Suitable for Indian skin tone.

Great value for money.

 

Get ahead of crowd with Airtel 4G

Hi everyone!

As clouds have gathered, it’s pouring rain bringing new life to the earth. This teaches us to bring change and lead to a better future. Whenever any change happen we resist then we get to know the benefits we procured from the change so we start enjoying and finally the phase come where we get used to it, start feeling bore and ask for a change. This cycle not only relates to life but in almost many things. There has to be change for survival, for betterment and for progress.

Life goes in a steady pace but one thing which needs change is Technology. Our mind works extremely well if we utilize it in a productive way and when the many minds work well we produce something remarkable. So that’s It! Airtel has got its niche in the telecommunication world.

Today Airtel, one of the four leading telecommunication company has launched 4G nationally. Airtel 4G network is the fastest network ever. As per TVC the speed looks awesome. Watch the television commercial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpHZ3sXY6B8. Since Technology is in key demand for business, education, for social needs in fact in every thing, why waste time in 3G speed let’s all upgrade to the Airtel 4G speed and you would be astonished to hear that this service is available at 3G rates this breaks all the myths that Airtel 4G is expensive.

Airtel’s new website www.airtel.in/4G guides you through all the offerings. Get started first by having a 4G supporting device. This won’t be difficult as many Smartphone are available with 4G prior it’s arrival. Second get Airtel 4G sim (home delivered free) & a 3G data pack as per your needs. You can request for a sim on the website provided. This is so simple.

I can’t wait getting my hands on the Airtel 4G sim. The 4G speed which I shall possess can be crucial from getting me ahead of my competitors at such a reasonable price. Woohoo!

Importance Of Moisturizer

Importance Of Moisturizer

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Hey everyone!
It is that time of the year winters will be coming and we don’t realize the harmful effects winters can cause to our skin. There are people who apply moisturizer after a dry patch appear on the skin or when the lips chaps and then there are people who take very good care of the skin irrespective of climate, hectic lifestyle or time constraint. The difference among them is the one who love their skin takes care of it.Beautiful skin is the reflection of our inner happiness.

It is very important to moisturize the skin because we eat food for energy similarly our skin requires moisture to stay healthy. A moisturizer gives hydration, suppleness and natural glow to the skin. Due to lack of moisture our skin looses the natural bridge to hold and fine lines start appearing. One
thing to note is that moisture cannot be hold for longer time so you need to feed moisture on regular intervals. Our skin naturally has water reservoirs to provide moisture to skin. Due to stress, hectic lifestyle and improper care these water reservoirs start depleting. A good moisturizer contains ingredients to provide moisture, form barrier to prevent moisture loss, boost the water
reservoirs of the skin.

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Due to malls skin care market has grown over the years.There are brands like LA Prairie, Estee lauder, Channel, Clinique,Clarins, Shiseido, Elizabeth Arden, Kiehl’s, Dermalogica, Lakme, Ponds, Olay and the list goes on.There are various types of moisturizer’s in market. Basic ones are Day time, night time moisturizers for hydration, radiance, hydration with sun protection and Advanced moisturizers include hydration with line prevention,moisturizers with pep-tides for reducing wrinkles, moisturizers with retinol, AHA’s, BHA’s for cellular renewal.You need to determine your skin requirements and skin type to choose the perfect moisturizer.

You can prefer moisturizer by the texture. Oily skin can choose gel based or water based moisturizer , one who has combination skin can go for emulsion or light textured moisturizer whereas dry skin can opt for rich cream moisturizer.

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At young age you can select basic moisturizers as your skin requirements are hydration and protection but as you age you will face skin concerns which can be resolved with advanced moisturizers. If you are starting with any skincare make sure you start with basic moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin or have doubts about products ask for samples. There are skin experts and beauty advisers in brands who can guide you through selecting moisturizer for your skin.

Take Care!

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Fastrack Monochrome Multifunction Watch Review

Hey Everyone!

Yesterday I watched the movie LUCY and it opened up a meaningful message to me . How time gives meaning to our existence. Indeed time is precious so then what have we done in this life. I have seen people who effortlessly manage time doing n number of things whereas there are some who do nothing yet crib about having less time. My mother in law can do multitasking by good time management like doing house chores, looking after the kids (bathing, feeding food, prepare them for school etc.), grocery shopping, cooking etc. but my peon fails to do sometime filing because of less time. If we schedule our work according to its priority and duration and organizing over lapping work by multi tasking, I guess we are sorted.

Now lets get into the crux of my blog

One of my friend got this birthday gift from her hubby and I got jealous not because my husband don’t gift me but this watch is awesome! I have a collection of watches but this piece is unique.

In this year I preferred  watches with swarovski or diamond bezel and large dials but this watch  stood with it’s simplicity yet elegant style.

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Introduction:-

Fastrack Monochrome Multifunction Watch

Model no. 6078 SM 09

Ergonomics:-

Round creative shape black dial with silver metal strap with fold over clasp.

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Features:-

Multifunction feature gives day information , 24 hours timing and  seconds status.

3 ATM/ 30 m water resistance – Suitable for everyday use. Splash/rain resistant. NOT suitable for showering, bathing, swimming, snorkelling, water related work and fishing.

Fold over clasp firmly secures the watch on the wrist, easy to remove unlike leather belts.

Silver metal strap is also much durable compared to leather straps.

One year warranty from the company.

Price :-

3295/- after 20% discount 2635/-

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Review:-

As I told you earlier the watch is very much trendy and for casual wear but it is also elegant and chic so you can wear for daily wear, office and for parties also. Being from Fastrack, house of Titan you are rest assured of its quality and durability. Silver strap are in vogue otherwise you can opt for leather strap also. Dial width is 37 mm so perfectly embracing the wrist. There is an option of black or white for the dial as well. Fastrack has targeted more towards college going and trendy styles of dial but this model is beautiful.

But only one thing which I thought should be included was the date facility. Overall paisa vasool watch.

Have a nice TIME :0