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Don't Re-Cycle Your New Year Resolutions: Pedal Yourself To Fitness

There are few subjects that divide people quite so stubbornly as New Year Resolutions. On one side, you have the many people who see them as a chance to shake off old habits and form new ones. On the other, you have a growing band who are skeptical.
In short, their philosophy can be summed up as follows: "If there's something you should be doing, do it. If there's something you should stop, stop it."
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There are decent arguments on both sides. Certainly, if you have bad habits, stopping is something you should always look to do sooner rather than later. On the other hand, a year ending is a time that makes people reflective. "Could that year have been better, and how?" is a reasonable thought.
If you want to launch into a New Year as you mean to go on, it's a perfect time to re-evaluate. Particularly where your health is concerned.
Find A New Way To Get Fit If you are someone who regularly makes (and breaks) New Year Resolutions, your garage pro…

Why You Should Focus On Your Fitness In The New Year

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With Christmas just gone, we’re all feeling a little larger than we used to. It’s no surprise after the amount of food consumed over the festive period! The good news is, new year gives the perfect excuse to commit to our fitness. After Christmas, it’s easy to feel sluggish and unhealthy. Change that in the new year by setting resolutions to combat the problem! To encourage you towards a fitness resolution, we’ve come up with a list of reasons why you should!
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We all know getting, and keeping fit can greatly improve our health. The benefits of exercise are numerous and vary depending on what type of exercise you do. From lowering risk of disease to helping heart health. Consider the options available. If it’s stamina and leg strength you want, work out on a treadmill. If it’s body strength you want, start lifting weights! You could opt for both and invest in a rowing machine like those mentioned at www.homerower.com. How you go about your fitness journey is up to you,…

Create, Innovate and Try Something New With Your Cosmetics Before It's Too Late

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If you find something that suits you in terms of beauty products, it can be difficult to change your styles.

After all, the primary reason that we wear cosmetics is that we want to enhance our appearance. We want to build on the things that nature didn't give us. We want more sculpted cheekbones, a bigger pout, longer fluttering eyelashes. If we find techniques, colors and products that make that happen for us - then why should we be concerned with changing?

There's some real validity to that argument, but it's time to play Devil's Advocate. If there is a valid reason to continue doing as you always have, then is there a reason not to change things a little bit?

Beauty products and cosmetics should be about fun; reinvention; trying new things and using our facial contours as a canvas. There's nothing wrong with sticking with the same thing - but there's plenty to be gained from switching it up. Don't believe me? Here are a few scenarios...

1. You have an …

Facial Skin Texture Problems? The A, B, C Fixes You Need

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Your facial skin is one of those things that you just can't hide. When you lack confidence in how it looks, it's a huge mental stumbling block to attempt to get over. It's right there, the place that people look, the focal point of attention on you.

Aside from the more noticeable issues such as acne, one of the most obvious facial skin flaws is with texture. When we see adverts for skincare, the skin on show tends to have been airbrushed to within an inch of its life. The models are poreless, their skin the texture of cut glass that wouldn't know a wrinkle, fine line or just general roughness if it hit it in the - well, the face.

For most women, the reality is much different. Poor texture can have a direct cause, such as hormonal change, bumps from acne, previous scarring or even rosacea. Or it can have no cause at all, just a blight on your existence that seems to rudely announce itself to everyone you meet.

Combating poor skin texture, therefore, becomes a f…

Top 5 Places To Visit In Thailand

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If you're planning on travelling around Thailand but aren't too sure where you should go, here are the top 5 places you need to see!

Thailand Islands The islands off the coast of Thailand are famous throughout the world for their beautiful beaches, others for their gorgeous scenery and some even claimed their fame for the non-stop party atmosphere. There are three main sets of islands in Thailand. To the east of Bangkok, there are Ko Samet and Ko Chang, in the Gulf Ko Samui lie Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao, and in the Andaman Phuket and Ko Phi Phi. Phuket is the country’s largest and most developed island, connected to the mainland by two bridges. Ko Phi Phi is famous for the movie 'The Beach,' while Ko Tao is Thailand’s diving mecca.

Bangkok Bangkok is a buzzing cosmopolis of high rise buildings, glittering nightclubs, bustling markets, ancient temples, magnificent palaces, and streets lined with vendors selling souvenirs and tantalising foods. While the city is somet…

Ways You Can Dramatically Change The Look Of Your Face

If you are looking to change the look of your face, there are lots of options you can consider.  Some are temporary, and some are more long lasting. Before making the decision, you need to research the options and think carefully about your choice. After all, there is nothing that is more representative of you, than your own face.
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Contouring The first thing to consider if you are looking to make a dramatic change in the look of your face is contouring. This is a temporary beauty solution that is applied through makeup. It's basically a redrawing of the face using light and shadow to change its shape. While it might sound like it isn't that effective, it really can be. Especially if you give it, a few practice runs before you do it for real. It can actually make your face appear longer, shorter, slimmer or fuller, depending on the methods you use. The best thing about it is that all you need is a bronzer, or contour powder and a highlighter. See the tutorials here for…

Two Choices That Can Make Next Year Be Your Best Yet

Towards the end of the year, we often get a moment of reflection. After the holidays a new year rolls around, and it is the perfect time for a fresh start. The end of a year is time to look back on the past year and think about all that might have been achieved. You might be looking back and thinking about what hasn’t been achieved either. For many people, the new year can be a little upsetting because of the latter. They might think of the things that didn’t happen for them or the things that they missed. But things can turnaround. There are plenty of things that we can do to make sure that next year we won’t have the same regrets. The best part? It only requires two choices. Here are the two choices you need to make and how they can help you to have the best year of your life next year.
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Gratitude Many studies around the world have shown the some of the happiest and successful people in life, are the ones that have an attitude of gratitude. Being positive and thankful for all you …

Simple Changes You Can Make For Better Health in 2017

Getting fit and living a healthier life features on many people’s lists of resolutions. Any day is a good day to start living well, but a new year is great as it can give you the motivation you need to make a change. It gives you chance to reflect, and look at where you are and where you want to be. You don’t need to make vows to change your life (unless you want to!) actually small changes can make a huge difference. Plus, smaller things are easier to stick with and are more likely to develop into healthy routines rather than falling by the wayside. Here are some of the small changes you can make to feel healthier in 2017.
Make Healthy Food and Drink Swaps Pasta, rice, bread- any time you’re eating a grain choose a wholemeal variety. It doesn’t spike your blood sugar in the same way leading to food cravings, and provides your body with more nutrients and fibre. Whole grains reduce cholesterol and heart disease, and are good for your body. It’s a simple switch, and after a while you’ll …

Adults Only: Grown Up Drinking Games You’ll Love

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Our social calendar gets more than a little full in December thanks to neighborhood cheese and wine evenings, late night shopping invites, festive dinners and the ubiquitous office Christmas party. Whether you love or loathe all this forced merriment, surely the appearance of free alcohol, posh canapés and the rarity of your boss treating you like an actual human being instead of an Excel robot is worth it? Go ahead, pop your party hat on, grab a glass of wine and round up some workmates, friends or neighbors for some of these very mature party games.
Have You Ever? The premise of Have You Ever is quite simple. You’ll need about six players for a really lively game and you start asking questions, leading with have you ever? If anyone in the group as indeed done whatever it was, they then take a drink, typically around two large sips worth while everyone else waits for the next question. This game tends to start off quite innocently with questions like have yo…