Becoming a new mom is truly an amazing time but it can be extremely lonely when you don't have people around that can answer the many questions you have, or relate to all the new things you're going through!
Our New Mom reference guide helps and covers everything you need to know from visiting your doctor, the baby’s doctor, delivery, labor, feeding and the caring of your baby, and more. Its also a great reference for new Dads too!
Also included are guidelines about the baby’s development, trouble signs, tips on baby care, crying, swaddling, when to call the doctor, emergency childbirth procedures and much more!
Based on our best selling 'flipper' reference guide this is a smart guide to have for all new Moms.
Offline Access! The 'New Mom' reference guide runs local on your device so you wont need an internet connection and content access will always be super quick!
1. Thinking About Getting Pregnant
2. How to Know You’re Pregnant
3. What to do First – Health Care Providers
4. What to do First – Hospital
5. What to do First – More Tips
6. At the Doctor – First Visit
7. Doctor Visit Schedule, Ultrasound
8. Taking Care of Yourself, Kick Counts
9. Body Changes – Faint, Headaches, Gums
10. Body Changes – Breasts, Heartburn
11. Body Changes – Nausea, Discharge
12. Body Changes – Backache, Constipation
13. Body Changes – Fatigue, Stress, Moods
14. Travel and Sex When Pregnant
15. Danger Signs by Trimester
16. Getting Ready for Delivery
17. What to take to the Hospital
18. What you Need at Home
19. Labor and Delivery – Imminent Signs
20. Labor and Delivery – Pain, Stem Cells
21. Labor and Delivery – After Birth
22. Coming Home – Taking Time
23. Coming Home – What to Expect
24. Coming Home – Baby Wrist, Fever
25. Baby Safety – Do’s and Don’ts
26. Feeding - General
27. Feeding - Breast
28. Feeding –Breast Do’s & Don’ts
29. Feeding - Weaning
30. Feeding – Bottle
31. Feeding - Solids
32. Feeding - Choking, Teething
33. Taking Baby for Checkup
34. Changing Baby
36. Bellybutton Treatment
38. Medicine Cabinet
39. Sleeping – Cribs, Mattress
40. Sleeping Tips
42. Hygiene - Nails
43. Hygiene - Teeth
44. Hygiene – Tongue, Sun
45. Development & Play
46. Development & Play – 1-2 Months
47. Development & Play – 3-5 Months
48. Development & Play – 6-8 Months
49. Development & Play – 9-12 Months
50. Traveling - Tips, Summer
51. Traveling - Winter, Car Trips
53. Crying – 8 Reasons
54. Crying – Nose, Teething
55. Crying – Earache, Colic
60. Keeping Memories
62. Emergency Birth – Imminent
63. Emergency Birth – What to Do
64. Emergency Birth – Delivery
65. Emergency Birth – Post Delivery
68. TOC Fast Search
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Baby Connect is the only application available on Android, iPhone, iPad and on the web. It will synchronize information with others authorized Baby Connect Applications on each device. If you change or lose your phone, no information is lost, you can always connect to your account at www.baby-connect.com with a browser or with another phone.
Several thousands parents, nannies and child care centers are using daily Baby Connect, more than 100 millions events were saved with the Application.
"Baby Connect is comprehensive and well-designed" - The New-York Times
*A top 5 Family & Fun App for Mom - babble.com
"Baby-Connect is just what you need to keep all the stress, anxiety and guilt at bay" - sitestouse.com
"This app is truly the most comprehensive way to log a child's daily activities" - lilsugar.com
You can record not only feedings, nursing, naps, diapers, milestones, pumping, but also the baby’s mood, temperature, what kind of game he’s playing, his gps location, and attach pictures. A web interface is also accessible for free at www.baby-connect.com from any browser, so your nanny or daycare doesn't need an phone to view and enter information about your baby.
You can compare with previous day and previous week averages, and view the data on graphs to identify trends. You can view when was the last medicine or vaccine. You can also track weight, height, and head size, and compare with the US or International percentiles.
With Baby Connect, you have access to the updates from the caregiver while you're away. You can also setup notifications to be immediately informed when something happens. Your baby will receive much better care thanks to all the detailed information automatically transmitted to each family member, and to the nanny.
* Easily track feeding (bottle, nursing, solid food), diapers, sleep, activities, mood, milestones
* Track pumping and expressed milk
* Track medicines, vaccines, sickness, weight, height, head size.
* Automatically synchronize data between accounts over the Internet
* Display graphical charts of the baby's activities
* For Preemies, percentiles are calculated with the birth date or with the due date.
* Timer to track nursing duration. The last nursing side is indicated as a reminder.
* Timer to track naps, activities, feeding session, mood, ...
* Easy to use! Log entries with just a tap
* Easily view entries from current and prior days
* Email formatted reports to spouses, doctors and nannies/sitters.
* Email Excel-compatible .csv exports.
* Enter free-form notes
* Post events and charts on Facebook or Twitter
* Upload child photo, indicate birthday, blood type and allergies
* Track as many babies as you like, setup as many parents and caregivers as you like
* holds unlimited data
* More than 100 built-in activities descriptions
* Existing built-in descriptions can be customized, new descriptions can be added
* Setup Push notifications
* Send your gps location, display the location on a map
* Track the average number and amount of sleep per day, and the longest sleeping session
* Track the average number of BM and Wet diapers per day.
* Track the average number, total and average amount of feeding and pumping per day.
* Track the number and average nursing duration per day.
* The application has been designed for maximum security. Everything is password protected.
Visit http://www.baby-connect.com for more info.
The Application is separated into two parts:
1. The starting page "New" for creating new feedings and for visualizing current statistics
2. The overview page "History" for displaying the complete list of recorded feedings
- While recording a feeding the current duration is displayed
- If there is a previous feeding the average duration of a feeding is shown, too
- The count and the total duration of feedings for the current day is shown on the according button
- Between feedings on the clock you can see the elapsed time since the last feeding and an estimated time in the future for the next feeding (in case there are enough feedings for an estimation)
- You can find all recorded feedings in the history, as well as the pauses between feedings
Page "New" (not recording feeding):
- milk icon with colored background and dark border: last feeding
- milk icon with light gray background: estimated next feeding (not yet reached)
- milk icon with dark gray background: estimated next feeding (exceeded)
Page "New" (while recording feeding):
- milk icon with colored background: current time (feeding duration)
- circle with light gray background: estimated end of current feeding (not yet reached)
- circle with colored background: estimated end of current feeding (exceeded)
- feedings of the current day have icons with strong colors, older feedings have icons with lighter colors
- feedings can be edited by touching them
Mother & Baby Yoga gives you the time and energy to meet some of your own, often neglected needs in a warm and supportive environment.
The body undergoes huge change during pregnancy and childbirth. Postnatal yoga focuses on bringing structural integrity back to your body, helping to realign the spine and pelvis. Common problems such as back pain are relieved, and you will also learn breath awareness and relaxation techniques, which help to increase energy levels.
All of the postures can be practiced with or without your baby, depending on how you prefer to focus. At any one time babies may be watching, joining in, sleeping or feeding.
Yoga provides a wonderful resource for you and your baby that allows you to deal positively with stress, and encourage mindful relaxation in your role as a mother.
This application is having yoga poses and benfits for mom and baby.
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Der „Schrittzähler“ begleitet die Eltern sowohl vor der Geburt Monat für Monat als auch durch das erste Babyjahr. Checklisten zu den Kategorien „Gesundheit und Ernährung“, „Rechte und Leistungen“ sowie „Entwicklung und Alltag“ informieren Mütter und Väter über anstehende Behördengänge, staatliche Leistungen wie Elterngeld und Elternzeit, den Zeitpunkt der nächsten U-Untersuchung und geben Tipps für den Alltag.
Im Babytagebuch „Meilensteine“ können Eltern wichtige Entwicklungsschritte und besondere Ereignisse mit Bildern und kurzen Notizen festhalten, die direkt mit der App per E-Mail versendet werden können.
Unter dem Stichwort „Abc“ befindet sich ein Ratgeber, der die wichtigsten Informationen von „A“ wie alleinerziehend bis „Z“ wie Zahnen bereithält. Der „Ersthelfer“ bündelt Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen und Sofortmaßnahmen für den Notfall. Ob Anruf bei der Giftnotzentrale oder Notmütterdienst – hier erfahren Eltern, wo sie schnell Hilfe bekommen und wie sie im Fall der Fälle richtig reagieren können.
„Erste Schritte“ greift auf das umfassende Informationsangebot des Bundesfamilienministeriums zurück und macht die App zum unverzichtbaren mobilen Begleiter für junge Eltern und ihre Kinder.
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I made this app for my wife who had trouble remembering which breast she last used to fed our baby. She is very happy with it, I hope it will make you happy too!
This app can be used to keep a log of your feedings. You can log the following:
- Date/time the feeding took place
- Which breast (left and/or right) was used
- Which position was used
- Optional notes
This app is not intended as a replacement of common sense and good memory. ;-)
The use of this app is at your own risk.
- Healthy Pregnancy news daily from WebMD
- Pre-natal workout videos
- How to get back into shape and lose that baby weight
- News from The New Mommy Makeover - winner of the "She Knows Parenting" award
- Baby name of the day
- 50 tips for a healthy pregnancy
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- Keep track of your baby's breast/bottle feeding times with notes such as medications given
- When feeding with a bottle, you can record the amount your baby has had
- Know at a glance when last fed!
- Have feeding "groups" for intermittent feeding or multiple sides.
- Tap the Android Breast Feeding Tabulator App icon in the main window to take a picture with the camera and have a thumbnail picture of your baby there!
- Some useful statistics can be seen in the Stats Page
- Share this app with friends if you've found it helpful :-)
- Set reminder for future feedings (can be turned off in Settings)
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The arrival of a newborn baby can come with a mixed bag of emotions, the responsibility, the clothes, the bottles, the cots, the list goes on! First time parents may even start to panic and think "Who do we turn to?" There are of course friends and family, but more often than not the parents-to-be head off to the bookstore or get online and pickup as much material as they can! Well that's why we have summarized it for you in "My First Baby" report! You can now get all the information that you need about being a first time parent inside one small guide, cutting through the time it takes to study and research!
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Pilates involves a system of movement coupled with therapeutic exercise. This particular fitness program took Joseph H. Pilatu over 60 years to perfect. In addition to helping people look better by toning and firming the body, Pilates makes people feel better. Through precision toning and bringing balance to muscles at the joint area, this fitness method stimulates circulation by using muscular flexibility, proper musculoskeletal alignment, and range of motion.
Pilates also offers better body awareness while promoting coordination and creating new neuromuscular patterns. The result of this fitness program is a reduction or complete elimination of chronic pain and/or injury or re-injury. Joseph himself grew up with arthritis and asthma, making him feeble. His father was a prize-winning gymnast and his mother a practicing naturopath. Using a discarded anatomy book, Joseph studied and studied to better understand the various body parts. By the age of 14, he had learned how to develop his own body, so much so that he was hired as an anatomy model for other students to study.
With Joseph's knowledge and fine-tuning of this fitness method, he and his wife began teaching Pilates. The exciting thing about this fitness program is that by being developed around the natural movement of animals and other natural movements, millions of people are able to incorporate the program into their daily lives, finding they look and feel better. The bottom line is that whether using Pilates or some other type of fitness, you can tone the muscles, strengthen joints, and even reduce stress on the heart and lungs, giving you a longer, healthier life.
We now see people from stay-at-home moms to famous movie stars faithfully using Pilates with amazing results. In fact, if you want the most out of fitness, we recommend you combine Pilates with a cardio type of exercise such as biking, walking, or swimming. This way, you get the best of both worlds. Best of all, fitness can be done by people of all ages and expensive equipment is not needed to be successful. Therefore, if you are tired of looking and feeling bad, get involved with a good fitness program such as Pilates.
This app shows you some great belly dancing moves as well as some lovely belly dance costume ideas.
Belly dance or bellydance is a Western-coined name for a "traditional West Asian" dance, especially raqs sharqi (Arabic: رقص شرقي).
The term "belly dance" is a translation of the French "danse du ventre" which was applied to the dance in the Victorian era. It is something of a misnomer as every part of the body is involved in the dance; the most featured body part is usually the hips. Belly dance takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally. Although contemporary forms of the dance have generally been performed by women, some of the dances, particularly the cane dance, have origins in male forms of performance.
Raqs sharqi (Arabic: رقص شرقي; literally "eastern/oriental dancing") is the style more familiar to Westerners, performed in restaurants and cabarets around the world. It is more commonly performed by female dancers but is also sometimes danced by men. It is a solo improvisational dance, although students often perform choreographed dances in a group.
Raqs baladi, (Arabic: رقص بلدي; literally "local dancing", or "folk" dance) is the folkloric style, danced socially by men and women of all ages in some Middle Eastern countries, usually at festive occasions such as weddings. However, this naming is used synonymously in Egypt with Raqs sharqi as a generic term for "belly dancing".
Belly dance was popularized in the West during the Romantic movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, when Orientalist artists depicted romanticized images of harem life in the Ottoman Empire. Around this time, dancers from Middle Eastern countries began to perform at various World's Fairs, often drawing crowds in numbers that rivaled those for the science and technology exhibits. It was during this period that the term "oriental" or "eastern" dancing was first used. Several dancers, including the French author Colette, engaged in "oriental" dance, sometimes passing off their own interpretations as authentic.
Buttock exercises help you to tighten and tone your but so it looks firmer and slimmer. Some buttock workouts suit men better while others favor the female shape so we have divided these workouts into 2 different sections.
Prenatal yoga classes are more popular than ever as a great way to stay fit during pregnancy. When paired with a cardiovascular exercise such as walking, yoga can be an ideal way to stay in shape during your pregnancy. This age-old practice keeps you limber, tones your muscles and improves your balance and circulation, with little, if any, impact on your joints.
Yoga is also beneficial because it helps you learn to breathe deeply and relax, which will come in handy as you face the physical demands of labor, birth, and motherhood. This technique is used in natural childbirth. In fact, one of the first things you learn in a yoga class is how to breathe fully. The breathing technique known as ujjayi requires you to take in air slowly through your nose, filling your lungs, and exhale completely until your stomach compresses.
Learning how to do ujjayi breathing primes you for labor and childbirth by training you to stay calm when you need it most. When you're in pain or afraid, your body produces adrenalin and may produce less oxytocin, a hormone that makes labor progress. A regular yoga practice will help you fight the urge to tighten up when you feel pain, and show you how to relax instead.
Along these same lines, according to a report in the April 2009 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter, rigorous studies have found scientific proof that yoga helps the body deal with stress by slowing heart and breathing rates and lowering blood pressure -- which can benefit new moms after the baby's born, too.
The benefits of yoga aren't limited to your physical well-being. "Taking a prenatal yoga class is a great way to meet other pregnant women — to become part of a community," says Cynthea Denise, a registered nurse and prenatal yoga instructor in Oakland, California. Being in a positive, supportive environment with others like you can give you a regular emotional boost and keep you motivated to continue exercising.
First-trimester pregnancy yoga tips
Seek out an instructor who is specifically trained in prenatal yoga, but if that's not possible, make sure your instructor knows you're expecting, says Denise. You probably don't have many restrictions this early in your pregnancy, but remember to follow the 13 rules of safe pregnancy exercise such as drinking lots of water before, during, and after exercising to keep your body hydrated.
Breathe deeply and regularly as you stretch. If you're a pro at yoga, recognize and accept that your regular routine will require modifications as time goes on.
"Listen to your body and trust what it tells you," says Denise. If you're feeling pain or discomfort, make an adjustment or ask your instructor to recommend an alternative position.
Second-trimester yoga tips
Your joints are beginning to loosen up now, so proceed with caution. Be aware, too, that your slowly expanding girth will affect your sense of balance. Don't try to hold poses for a long time, and remember to sink into yoga positions slowly and carefully to avoid injury. Take your time and don't overdo it. Avoid lying flat on your back now, too, to keep blood flowing properly to your uterus.
Third-trimester yoga tips
You're probably feeling less graceful now that your belly is bigger, so perform standing poses with your heel to the wall or use a chair for support to avoid losing your balance and risking injury to yourself or your baby. Props such as blocks and straps can also help you move through different poses with greater stability.
And remember: Don't hold poses for a long time; it's important to keep moving.
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See videos of pregnancy workouts and exercises. Discover which types of exercise are suitable when pregnant, get tips and ideas and health news about pregnancy.
• Pregnancy Exercise Videos
• News and information about exercising during pregnancy
• Learn about all the health benefits for you and your baby during pregnancy
There are many benefits to chakra meditations here are the top Benefits of Chakra Meditation.
The practice of meditation aligns the seven major chakras (which correspond to the body’s major endocrine glands) with the power of the environment and the universe. It is fairly simple to perform this a chakra meditation as long as one remembers to focus on one chakra at a time whilst having a clear mind. Listen to the guided meditations on this app to help you.
Simply sit still with your spine upright and focus on the particular chakra while taking a deep slow breath. Start with focusing on the root chakra and working your way down slowly to the crown chakra. Make sure you are in a comfortable position without any surrounding distractions. As you focus on each of the chakra’s see beams of light shooting out of you and entering the earth, the idea is to feel a sense of connection with everything around you. Spend about 3-5 minutes per chakra and do not take more than 30 minutes overall.
Although results are not achievable in a short time, 30 minutes of daily chakra meditation to help you focus on your chakra energy will reap many benefits; among them are as follow:
1.A more positive outlook in terms of your thought processes and in your perception and understanding of events and behaviors.
2.Increased concentration, awareness and memory.
3.Heightened creativity, better resourcefulness because of better perception.
4.Better and deeper sleep; they will awake more refreshed in the morning and overall health will also benefit by getting deeper sleep.
5.Reduction of stress in all areas of your life because you will have better control over your emotions and better patience
6.Improved overall health and well-being. It helps to lower blood pressure which in turn can help prevent strokes and heart disease. It will also alleviate the stress effect on people suffering from chronic illnesses.
7.A balanced and harmonious interdependent functions of the body’s major chakras with one another is obtained. With that, the whole body’s biological, emotional, and spiritual aspects become more nourished and balance the body cleansing physical, emotional and spiritual toxins.
If you want to know more about chakras and meditating then download this free app now and have a go!
Meditation is an incredibly enjoyable, healthy and inspiring way to achieve inner peace, and guided meditations are, quite simply, the easiest way to meditate.
Traditional unguided meditation techniques, while wonderful in their own way, do require some effort on your part. It's your job to keep your mind focused and as clear as possible. But with guided meditation, you are guided into a state of meditation by spoken word guidance. Your guide will literally walk you through the process step by step.
Can you think of anything more effortless and relaxing than listening to tranquil music while you are guided into a state of deep meditation?
Guided meditation is not only easy, it is also a very powerful tool for personal development. It can be used as a way to help reprogram your mind when you are having difficulties in life or used as a way of discovering things about yourself.
Relieving Stress through Guided Meditation
When you come home from a busy day at work and feel stressed you may find it difficult to unwind and relax. This is one of the many times Guided Meditations can be very helpful in helping you to unwind and prepare yourself for a nice evening.
Street dance is used to describe dance styles that developed outside of dance studios on the streets, in schoolyards and at nightclubs.
Street dancers often make up the routine as they go, and encourage the crowd and the other dancers to interact with them. Street dance is also used to describe all the hip hop and funk dance styles that began appearing in the United States in the 1970s. Most of these styles such as breakdance, popping, locking, hip hop and house dance, are still alive and evolving within the hip hop culture of today, and are seen regularly in music videos.
Classes are creative and blend original hip hop styles fused with modern commercial moves to the latest hip hop controversial beats!
Download this free app now to see some great street dancing videos and learn some new moves.
Eye shadow is a cosmetic that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. It is commonly used to make the wearer's eyes stand out or look more attractive.
Eye shadow can be applied in a variety of ways depending upon the desired look and formulation. Typically application is done using fingers or brushes. The most important aspect of applying eye shadow, and makeup in general, is blending well.
To remove eye shadow, a commercial eye makeup remover can be utilized, though a rich face wash will usually remove all traces of color. Generally it is easy to remove, and simple water and soap can be used. Eye shadow, eyeliner, and mascara may also be removed using baby oil. There are also makeup wipes that can be used.
Eye shadow adds depth and dimension to one's eyes, complements the eye color, or simply draws attention to the eyes. Eye shadow comes in many different colors and textures. It is usually made from a powder and mica, but can also be found in liquid, pencil, or mousse form.
Civilizations across the world use eye shadow - predominantly on females, but also occasionally on males. In Western society, it's seen as a feminine cosmetic, even when used by men. On average, the distance between eyelashes and eyebrows is twice as big in women as in men. Thus pale eye shadow visually enlarges this area and has a feminizing effect.
In Gothic fashion, black or similarly dark-colored eye shadow and other types of eye makeup are popular amongst both genders.
Many people use eye shadow simply to improve their appearance, but it is also commonly used in theatre and other plays, to create a memorable look, with bright, bold colors. Depending on skin tone and experience, the effect of eye shadow usually brings out glamor and gains attention. The use of eye shadow attempts to replicate the natural eye shadow that some women exhibit due to a natural contrasting pigmentation on their eyelids. Natural eye shadow can range anywhere from a glossy shine to one's eyelids, to a pinkish tone, or even a silver look.
HENNA MAKES BEAUTIFUL TEMPORARY TATTOOS, WHICH ARE EASY AND INEXPENSIVE TO DO AT HOME. FIND OUT MORE TODAY.
Henna (Mehndi), also a centuries-old tradition in India, is used to create intricate hand art designs. The paste of a ground plant, naturally in a reddish-brown dye, is used to create temporary ìtattoosî which last between 1-3 weeks. In India, henna has traditionally been used on women before special occassions, holidays, and weddings. In addition to using henna on the body (usually hands and feet), henna has also been used on the hair to color gray hairs to a reddish-brown, and to deeply condition non-gray hairs. It's an excellent alternate for pregnant women who would like to maintain their appearance, but cannot use the harsh chemicals found in mainstream hair coloring kits.
Turmeric is a yellow spice used in much of Indian cooking. It has also been used as a Ayurvedic beauty agent. Turmeric not only has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, but also corrects hyperpigmentation and softens the skin. For these reasons, many Indian brides use a turmeric treatment to prepare for their wedding day - it leaves skin even-toned, shiny, soft, and supple.
Madonna, Sting, and Demi Moore have recently ìdiscoveredî what Hindu brides have known for centuries: henna paste decorates the body with temporary tattoos. Usually applied to the hands and feet, the body becomes a canvas for patterns of scrolls, vines, or flowers that last for a few weeks.
Henna paste, or mendhi, takes from a few minutes to a few hours to apply depending upon the bodily location and the desired detail of the design. After the drawing with cones or syringes is finished, the paste dries to allow the color to become absorbed by the skin. While this takes only 10-15 minutes, the paste should be left on the skin for another 6 hours to achieve the most lasting affect. A sugar and lemon mixture dabbed on the dried mendhi deepens the final color. When fully dry, the crust falls off on its own. Gentle toweling removes any last bits. The tattoo lasts longer with moisture but gradually lightens through natural exfoliation of the skin. Harsh soaps, chlorine and commercial exfoliation speeds the fading of the design.
Celebrations, such as childbirth and birthdays, may include mehndi, but it is Indian brides who traditionally display the most elaborate designs covering their feet and hands. Applying the paste is a celebratory pre-wedding ritual to bring love and good fortune to the couple but it has neither religious nor sacred meaning. Occasionally brides choose to mendhi much of their body and include the name of their groom amongst the designs. It is his right and duty to carefully search for it on the wedding night.
In addition to being used to apply temporary tattoos, henna has been used to color wool, silk, animal skins and menís beards. Mummies dating to 1200 B.C. show evidence of henna use on hair and nails of pharaohs. Today the deep-colored paste is used by women to give luster to their hair as well as hide the grey.
When an Indian woman asks her husband if he has mendhi on his hands, it doesnít mean she really thinks he is decorated with reddish-brown body art below his wrists. She is referring to her bridal days when she wasnít expected to work while the mendhi could still be seen and is asking if this is also HIS reason for laziness.
Applying eye shadow to your eyes can change the appearance of the shape and size of your eyes. The way your eyes look is very important to how you appear to others. There are many different eye shadow colors and ways to apply this.
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Eye shadow is the perfect complement to eyelash extensions. When applied correctly, eye shadow can add another dimension of beauty to the face through the use of color. All though eye shadow is one of the staples in a woman's arsenal by following the steps outlined below a woman can get consistently great results.
The first and most obvious step to achieving optimum results from eye shadow is to use a high quality product. Most eye shadows are made from mica powder, a colorful mineral base, mixed with a hardener such as clay. In general, eye shadow with higher clay to mica powder ratios are harder and do not blend easily. While eye shadow with lower clay to mica powder ratios are easy to apply and blend perfectly. Lower ratios are considered to be higher quality eye shadows because of the higher content of the colorful mineral base, mica powder. A good indicator to determine if you have a quality eye shadow is the brush test. To perform the brush test simply try to apply your eye shadow with a brush. If your eye shadow is easy to apply with a brush than you have a good quality eye shadow. If it does not apply well, perhaps you should consider trying other types of eye shadow.
Once you have a good quality eye shadow you need to choose the right color to wear. The color chosen should not be arbitrarily picked but rather determined by the clothes you are planning to wear. The idea is to add color in a subtle way that will get you attention but not the wrong attention. By matching a color in the outfit you are planning to wear your appearance will flow and the eye will not focus on one spot.
It is best to apply eye shadow with a brush to softly blend colors together to obtain a dynamic look. If you are using a good quality eye shadow using a brush is easy and fun. But choosing the right brush is just as important as choosing the right eye shadow. The ideal brush is a flat soft bristle brush. The flat brush makes it easy to apply the eye shadow with precision while having soft bristles smoothes transitions between colors.
There are many different types of training programs for women's abs and this app shows you a range of different workouts and recommends the top 10 abs exercises for developing your 6 pack.
What are Kettlebells?
Kettlebells are a piece of strength training equipment that has been around for decades, but only recently has it caught the attention of mainstream athletes. Recently there has been a rise in the number of kettlebell training and workout videos and we wanted to share these with you.
Kettlebells are bowling ball-sized cast iron weights with a single looped handle on top. A kettlebell can range in weight from two pounds to over 100 pounds. They are common strength training aids in Eastern Europe, kettlebells are taking off in the West thanks to fitness programs like CrossFit. Kettlebells are a favorite item in most CrossFit gyms, along with some other basic training items like weighted medicine balls, pull up bars, jump ropes and lots of free weights.
What's So Great About Kettlebells?
The reason for the boost in kettlebell training it that it gets back to basic training that requires functional, whole body fitness. Kettlebells require an athlete to focus on whole-body conditioning because lifting and controlling a kettlebell forces the entire body, and specifically the core, to contract as a group, building both strength and stability at the same time. Kettlebell workouts engage multiple muscle groups at once. In this way, they are a great option for getting a whole body workout in a short time.
Kettlebell Training Tips
It takes between 4 and 6 weeks for your body to adjust to a new kettlebell workout training routine. After that time, plateauing is likely. This does not mean that you should change the exercises that you do, but you should change how you do your routine. Ideas on how:
-Change the intensity levels of your sets. For example, instead of incrementing 30-40-50, do 25-40-55 or similar.
- Change the order of your exercises to change up which parts of the body are drilled more at different points of fatigue.
- Change the intensity of your routines on different days. Instead of doing the same routine on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, build intensity through the week. Alternatively, be moderately intensive on your first workout, more relaxed on your second, and very intensive on your third.
It's important to start slow and get some training when using kettlebells. When used incorrectly, kettlebells can cause some nasty injuries. Proper use of this cast iron weight requires strength, coordination and lots of practice with a light weight before increasing weight. Each kettlebell exercise involves multiple joints and many muscle groups working together. It takes most athletes time to adjust to these new movement patterns that are often different than traditional weight-lifting moves. To master these movement patterns requires guidance, instruction and patience. After the basics are mastered, increasing the weight provides a strength workout unmatched by machines or even dumbbells.
The biggest mistake beginners make is lifting too heavy a kettlebell before they can control it. This can result in serious injuries to the joints, and especially the neck, back and spine.
Kettlebells Exercises and workouts
The first kettlebell exercise most athletes learn is the kettlebell basic swing. To do this, women will need a kettlebell that weighs around 12 to 25 pounds and men will need a 25- to 35-pound kettlebell. For this exercise, the weight needs to be heavy enough to fully engage the hamstrings (back of the thigh) and gluteus muscles.
This free app has a special section on eye exercises to help you reduce your crows feet /laughter lines as well as tips on when to do the exercises.
Do you want a lovely, cute and good-looking face? Are you tired of you and your face because of those shadows and wrinkles? Do you want that your face should be unforgotten to others? Definitely your answer to the entire above question would be in affirmative. Since impression counts and your face is the biggest asset you have, which people notice first and hence you will definitely like to give your face an attractive and elegant look. But how is it possible, by applying those cosmetics or for opting to plastic surgery or else?
Giving your face the desired look is very simple and it involves no cost. Itís for free. Only you need to add an extra task in your daily routine and that too for only 15 to 20 minutes and the task is very simple exercise i.e. ëFacial Exerciseí. Yes, facial exercise can remove those facial wrinkles, makes your face skin smooth, beautiful and elegant. It makes your face young and smart. So start doing it NOW!
See a wide range of different QiGong standing and sitting exercises for mind body spirit balance and deep relaxation.
Qigong, chi kung, or chi gung (simplified Chinese: 气功; traditional Chinese: 氣功; pinyin: qìgōng; Wade–Giles: chi4 gong1; literally "Life Energy Cultivation") is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qi gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as "intrinsic life energy".
Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body. Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is considered by some to be exercise, and by others to be a type of alternative medicine or meditative practice. From a philosophical perspective qi gong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one's "true nature".
There are many variations of Qi Gong. These ancient exercises are fun and easy to practice and can enhance one's health and vitality. A daily QiGong practice is a beautiful gift for yourself, friends and loved ones
Healing Sounds with QiGong
Gentle breathing and physical movements with unique sounds that detoxify the body and internal organs are great for releasing negative emotions and cultivating natural positive virtues.
Powerful Emotional Transformation QiGong Meditation and Relaxation
One of the simplest and most potent QiGong for relaxation and well-being is to partake in QiGong Meditation practice daily.
The term qigong (氣功) has been traced back to Taoist literature of the early Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD).
Dynamic Qigong training involves fluid movement, usually carefully choreographed, coordinated with breath and awareness. Examples include the slow stylized movements of T'ai chi ch'uan, Baguazhang, and Xing yi. Other examples include graceful movement that mimics the motion of animals in Five Animals, White Crane and Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong.
Static qigong training involves holding postures for sustained periods of time. In some cases this bears resemblance to the practice of Yoga and its continuation in the Buddhist tradition. For example Yiquan, a Chinese martial art derived from xingyiquan, emphasizes static stance training. In another example, the healing form Eight Pieces of Brocade (Baduanjin qigong) is based on a series of static postures.
Qigong Meditative training utilizes breath awareness, visualization, mantra, and focus on philosophical concepts such as qi circulation. For example, in the Confucius scholar tradition meditation is focused on humanity and virtue, with the aim of self-enlightenment. In various Buddhist traditions, the aim is to still the mind, either through outward focus, for example on a place, or through inward focus on the breath, a mantra, a koan, emptiness, or the idea of the eternal. In Taoist and traditional Chinese medicine practice, the meditative focus is on cultivating qi in dantian energy centers and balancing qi flow in meridian and other pathways.
Many systems of qigong training include the use of external agents such as ingestion of herbs, massage, physical manipulation, or interaction with other living organisms. For example, specialized food and drinks are used in some medical and Taoist forms, whereas massage and body manipulation are sometimes used in martial arts forms. In some medical systems a qigong master uses non-contact treatment, purportedly guiding qi through his or her own body into the body of another person.
Finger nail art designs have been fashionable for many years now, but its only more recently that people have been using nail art on their toenails. Using art designs made with nail polish on your toes is now becoming very fashionable, especially when wearing sandals or other open toe shoes. Luckily nowadays you don't have to be a nail technician to get some great looks.
Toenail art consists of a variety of decorative touches that are applied to toenails to make them appear more attractive. Nearly identical to fingernail art, with the exception of location, toenails can be decorated at salons or with home kits. Home kits either consist of predecorated nails that simply need to be glued on or a variety of accessories for creating a near-endless range of looks. Different elements used in nail art include polish, rhinestones, and stickers as well as glitter and foils.
Nail polish can be used for toenail art in a variety of ways. Stylists use it as a base color, whether solid, glittery, or clear, over which other decorations can be applied. Specifically designed polish pens are available so that designs can be drawn on the nail. Stencils can also be used to brush on or airbrush different designs. Also used for nail art are specially designed nail polishes that produce decorative effects such as crackling or shattering.
Rhinestones are available for toenail art in a range of colors, sizes, and shapes. The most popular shapes are round and teardrop forms because they are very versatile in creating different designs. These decorations attach to the nail with either glue or self-adhesive backing. Stickers, which are self-adhesive, come in numerous styles, colors, and images and include shapes that create designs or popular premade designs such as stars and insects.
Glitter comes in different sizes, shapes, and colors. It can either be incorporated into the polish or dusted loose onto the wet nail surface during the decorating process. Finally, foils consist of thin, decorated sheets that are applied onto the nail with an adhesive, rubbed until secure, then trimmed and sealed.
Toenail art should be applied to nails that are clean, dry, and well trimmed. Shorter nails are best because they rub less inside shoes and socks, helping to preserve the decorations. If the art is being applied at home, it is helpful to use a toe separator, which prevents the toes from rubbing and spoiling the design. A nail stylist starts by applying a base coat to the toenails in order to help the polish go on easily and be less prone to chipping.
Once the base coat is dry, he or she applies the polish that forms the base of the design. After the nail polish has fully dried, the decorations — whether they be rhinestones, stickers, or a painted-on design — are added. The stylist then covers the design with a top coat to both help seal the toenail art and protect it from damage.
Toenail art is a unique fashion statement which highlights your appearances. Many of us love the beautiful toenail art. Toenail art is best way to show your beautiful toe nail to the world.