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Make your own Make Up!

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on Make your own Make Up!)
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There are tons of harmful chemicals in your makeup products. We know you already look great, but if you do want to wear makeup, you don’t need to compromise your health to do so. Now you can make all your own beauty products with things you may have in your home or can get from your local health food store. The health and beauty experts at Healthcheck Systems are bringing you a new series on how to have your makeup and enjoy good health too. Here are some lip balm recipes that come from the ebook, Eat My Makeup!

Beeswax lip balm

5 teaspoons jojoba oil
3 tablespoons grated unbleached beeswax
6 drops essential lavender oil (you can use a different oil if you prefer)
1 teaspoon honey

Melt the beeswax and the oil together over low heat in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, place a metal or glass bowl in a small pot of water. Now add the honey and lavender oil and stir gently. Pour into containers and allow to cool for 20 minutes before use.

Sensational Lips

1 tbsp. avocado oil
2 tbsp. sweet almond oil
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tbsp. + 1 teaspoon beeswax
1 tsp vitamin E oil
5 drops essential oil (lavender and peppermint are good choices)

Melt beeswax with avocado, almond and coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat. Remove from heat and add essential oil and vitamin E. Stir well and pour into containers. Leave to cool for 20 minutes before you use it.

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Make your own natural Mascara

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on Make your own natural Mascara)
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If you like to wear makeup, but are concerned about the chemicals it contains and about animal testing, then you are not alone. Many women are turning to natural products and makeup as an alternative that better suits a healthy lifestyle. We think you look great just the way you are, but if you are going to wear makeup, we want you to be safe. That’s why the experts at HealthCheck Systems are bringing you a series on natural beauty products that you can make yourself in your kitchen.

This recipe for mascara comes from the ebook Eat My Makeup

To make your own mascara, you need a few ingredients which you can get from your local health food store (even the charcoal).

1 tsp coconut oil

1 1/2 tsp beeswax

1 tsp shea butter

4 tsp of aloe vera gel

1-2 capsules of activated charcoal

How to make it:

Put the coconut oil, beeswax shea and aloe vera in a small pot and heat very slowly over a very low heat. Stir continuously until all the ingredients have melted. Now take your pot off the stove and add the charcoal. Stir it really well. Use a funnel to pour the liquid into an old mascara tube. Before you reuse the old mascara tube, make sure you have sterilized it by leaving it in hot water.

If you don’t have a funnel, leave the mascara to cool a little, then pour it into a plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the plastic bag and squeeze the liquid into the mascara tube.

This is a great way to enjoy your makeup without the chemicals!

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Helping your Baby Cope with a Cold

February 7th, 2014 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on Helping your Baby Cope with a Cold)
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This winter has been a harsh one and if your family comes down with the flu or with a cold, you can have a whole household of unhappy family members. When your little ones are sick, there are many things you can do that are natural, soothing and help them to cope with the symptoms of colds and flu.

Nasal aspirators

When your baby gets congested, it can be very uncomfortable for them. They can’t just blow their noses, so you have to help to ease their congestion. This will help them to breathe easily and sleep better.

A nasal aspirator helps you to give your baby instant relief by removing excess mucus in a safe way in no time at all. This device has been designed by doctors in Sweden and used by Swedish parents for decades.

Humidifier

Indoor air is often extremely dry in homes over the winter. Using a wood-burning stove or a furnace really dries things out and this can affect your baby’s breathing and can cause dry throats and dry skin. Get a humidifier for their room so that you can create a more comfortable atmosphere.

It’s very important that you select a humidifier that is baby-safe or place the humidifier well out of baby’s reach. Most humidifier models use steam and heated water, so be sure to keep your baby well away from the humidifier.

Massage

Massaging your baby gently will help to improve circulation, help the body to remove toxins, ease aching muscles and help baby to relax and sleep better.

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6 Easy ways to Speed up your Metabolism

January 31st, 2014 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on 6 Easy ways to Speed up your Metabolism)
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You want to speed up your metabolism because it helps you to access more energy from your food and it also helps to burn more calories in a day. A sluggish metabolic rate will leave you feeling fatigued and will make it extremely difficult to lose weight.

Spice up your life

Chili peppers, jalapenos and other hot pepper varieties contain capsicum which really gets your metabolism going. In fact, your metabolism increases by a whopping 25% after you have enjoyed a spicy meal. This increased metabolic rate lasts for up to 2 hours after a meal. You can add cayenne pepper and chilies to your meals, cayenne pepper to your hot beverages and hot sauce to your sandwiches.

Apple cider vinegar

This mild vinegar also helps to get your motor running. You can enjoy apple cider vinegar on your salads or drink two teaspoons in a cup of warm water twice a day. Can’t stand the taste? You can get apple cider vinegar tablets from your local health food store.

Get moving

Exercise increases your metabolism. You can start with gentle exercises like walking and yoga, but the more aerobic the exercise, the more it improves your metabolism. It’s also important to keep moving throughout the day, so take mini breaks and stretch or walk around.

Cool down

Turn your thermostat down from 21 to 17 degrees. This will help you to burn an extra 300 calories a day. As your body cools, your metabolism kicks in to help warm you up so you can lose weight and save on energy.

Increasing your metabolism and moving more will help you to lose weight too. You can follow your progress on a bathroom scale from Healthcheck Systems. They have the widest selection at the best prices.

 

Are you Overweight? Use the BMI to find your ideal weight

January 6th, 2014 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on Are you Overweight? Use the BMI to find your ideal weight)
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What is your ideal weight? Don’t look to the unrealistic and healthy examples set by the fashion and beauty industry for inspiration on your ideal weight. Instead you need to find the perfect percentage of body fat to ensure a healthy figure.

Nutrition has a profound effect on your health. If you are getting too few nutrients and not eating enough, you can suffer from kidney problems, bone density issues, poor immunity and premature aging. Eating too many calories can result in obesity which has an equally negative effect on health and results in diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol and blood pressure issues.

You need to find the weight that suits your height and provides you with a healthy, attainable target that you can strive towards. The best way to find the body fat percentage that will result in your idea weight is to utilize the body mass index or BMI.

The BMI index works as follows:

  • Underweight: Below 18.5
  • Normal: 18.5-25
  • Overweight: 25-30
  • Obese: Above 30

Use calipers to measure you by clamping folds of skin on various places on your body. You can also use bioelectrical impedance which is a more accurate measure of your body fat. Here an electrical current is run through the body and the speed with which is moves indicates the amount of fat in the body. These are a feature on high end bathroom scales.

Once you know your BMI, you can more accurately determine your idea weight using the BMI index below:

Men Body Fat Percentages:

  • Ages 20-39: 8% to 19%
  • Ages 40-59: 11% to 21%
  • Ages 60-79: 13% to 24%

Women Body Fat Percentages:

  • Ages 20-39: 21% to 32%
  • Ages 40-59: 23% to 33%
  • Ages 60-79: 24% to 35%

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Lose That Holiday Weight in Four Easy Steps

January 2nd, 2014 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on Lose That Holiday Weight in Four Easy Steps)
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Over the festive season, everyone is inclined to overindulge. If you have been tucking into the eggnog and gingerbread cookies, you may need to start the New Year with a healthy eating plan that will see you back to your ideal weight in no time at all. The secret to losing weight and keeping it off is to practice healthy eating and exercise regimens rather than fad diets.

Don’t say the ‘D’ word

Diets are awful. The very word fosters dread and when you constrain yourself to a diet, you are more likely to cheat. Diets also get us into the mindset that resources are limited and this encourages binge eating. Instead of using the dreaded ‘D’ word, focus on healthy eating instead. Eat seven helpings of fruit and vegetables every day and drink 8 glasses of water. Filling up on healthy foods will make it less likely that you will require snacks.

Positive affirmation

When you go on a diet, you are focused on all the negative things about your body. You need to focus instead on the things you love about your body. When you catch yourself thinking something negative about yourself, stop and change that thought to something positive.

Have fun

Be nice to yourself, take long baths, play your favorite music, treat yourself to a manicure. When you start to value yourself and feel like you deserve the best, you will start to feed yourself better too.

You like to move it!

Part of having fun and being kind to yourself is exercise. You don’t have to sweat it out in the gym and hate every moment of it – instead you can go for a swim, take a walk with a friend, have a ½ hour dance party at home or do yoga.

 Keep track of your progress with a digital bathroom scale from Healthcheck Systems.com.

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions and Stick to Them

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on How to Make New Year’s Resolutions and Stick to Them)
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Recently, the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions has come under fire. Perhaps it’s because so many people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions, but I would like to resurrect this valuable tradition. Any time you make a commitment to live a healthier, happier life is a good thing. This year, make New Year’s resolutions that are realistic and stick to them so that 2014 really is a better year for you and your family.

Set realistic goals

One of the most common reasons people don’t succeed in their goals is that they set ones that are unrealistic. If you haven’t done any exercise in the last ten years, it’s unlikely you are going to appear in the April edition of Best Bikini Bodies. That’s ok. You can set realistic goals that will see you looking better, feeling more energetic and living a healthier life by April.

Set fixed goals

Don’t set goals that don’t have fixed and tangible outcomes. Wishing that you ‘loose a little weight’ isn’t enough. Instead, decide on what your goal weight will be. Then set easily attainable short-term goals for each week and month until you reach your final goal. Smaller victories along the way will help to inspire you to stick to your diet.

Treat yourself

Set rewards for each goal that you attain. If you reach your weekly weight, treat yourself to something special. Have a really big reward set for the day you reach your ultimate weight or health goal.

You will fail

Everyone falls for that slice of chocolate cake once in a while. Don’t let this be the reason you kick your New Year’s resolutions to the curb. Instead, forgive yourself and just keep moving forward to your goals.

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AngelRide Car Bed for Babies

November 15th, 2013 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on AngelRide Car Bed for Babies)
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Newborns are particularly vulnerable when traveling in a car. Studies show that it is impossible for parents to hold on to babies in the event of a collision and many car seats do not accommodate such small babies as they can slip out of the harness. That’s why the AngelRide Car Bed for babies is perfect for young infants as it enables them to lie down and travel safely in your car.

If you have a newborn or a baby under 5 pounds, the AngelRide car bed is specifically designed for safe transportation. The AngelRide car bed has a light five-degree incline which safely facilitates breathing. In the event of a collision your baby will be swaddled by the AngelRide’s padded wrap-around harness and the fully-padded shell. The AngelRide car bed can accommodate babies up to 9 pounds.

Features

  • Unique design allows your baby to be positioned on its back, stomach or side
  • Patented, wrap-around harness creates added protection during a sudden stop or crash
  • The AngelRide car bed is secure, but easy to install
  • The fabric-covered harness allows for quick release
  • One Year Warranty

Now you can rest assured that your baby is safe and protected when you need to transport them. The AngelRide car bed is comfortable and offers unparalleled protection for your baby. The soft, padded shell will protect while facilitating breathing. Allow your baby to travel safely and comfortably in the AngelRide Car Bed for Babies.

The AngelRide car bed accommodates babies up to 9 pounds or 20 inches. Its easy to install and safety tested. The AngelRide car bed weighs 4 pounds and can be strapped into the car using the seat belt.

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The health benefits of Drinking Tea

October 25th, 2013 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on The health benefits of Drinking Tea)
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Asian cultures have long had the tradition of drinking tea. Teas can be made from every part of the plant including leaves (like orange pekoe), flowers (like chamomile), bark, roots, seeds and stems. When these desiccated parts of plants are steeped in hot water, the medicinal benefits of the plants are infused into the water and the tea drinker can benefit enormously. Here are some herbal teas and their health benefits.

Green tea: This is one of the healthiest varieties of tea as the anti-oxidants can help to cleanse the body and improve digestion and metabolism. Green tea is also said to combat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Chamomile tea: The antioxidants in chamomile also help to cleanse the body and prevents damage to kidneys. Chamomile also stunts the growth of cancer cells and reduces the complications from type 2 diabetes.

Echinacea: This flower tea is said to help improve immune system functioning and is most often used to fight the symptoms associated with the common cold.

Ginger tea: Boil slices of ginger to make a tea that can be sweetened with honey. Ginger tea helps to reduce inflammation (this is great for arthritis and other joint ailments). Ginger is an anti-bacterial and anti-viral so drink ginger tea to combat sore throats, stomach troubles and nausea. Ginger reduces pain and also has cancer-fighting properties.

Rooibos tea: This is derived from a herb that grows in South Africa. Rooibos tea contains flavonoids that help to fight cancer and act as anti-oxidants.

Peppermint tea: Relives the symptoms of bloating and abdominal pain. Peppermint tea also helps to relive nausea, stomach cramps and vomiting.

Teas can help to sooth and restore your health. Always opt for organic teas wherever possible. For the best health products, visit Healthcheck Systems.

 

Have your Cake and Eat it Too!

October 1st, 2013 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on Have your Cake and Eat it Too!)
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Is your sweet tooth getting the better of you? You can have your desserts and eat them too if you follow these amazing recipes from Healthcheck Systems. Now you can lose weight and still enjoy your after dinner treats with these great dessert recipes.

Lemon Mousse

2 cups strawberries
1 bag gelatin
3⁄4 cup white sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon rind
1⁄2 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp. light olive oil
1 large egg
1 1⁄3 cups fat-free plain yogurt

Cut the strawberries into slices. Put a ¼ cup cold water in the bottom of a cup and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow to stand until it softens. Whisk together ¼ cup water, sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice, olive oil and the egg until stiff. Whisk in the gelatin. Layer the mouse and the strawberry slices and cool until set (about 3 hours.)

Toasted Almond Meringues

1 ¼ cups sliced almonds
1 cup egg whites
1 cup white sugar
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
½ tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 200°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside for later use. In a skillet, heat the almonds gently over a medium heat until they start to smell sweetly. Set aside. Whisk egg whites to peaks, then slowly add confectioner’s sugar and salt, whisking constantly. Fold in 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup of the toasted almonds. Place large scoops of the meringue mixture on the parchment. Sprinkle the remaining toasted almonds on the top of the meringues. Bake in the oven at 200°F for two hours. Turn off the oven and leave the meringues to dry overnight. You can store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Makes 18 meringues and each one contains 112 calories and 3g of fat.