Importance of Proper Sleep for Single Moms

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Health | Comments Off on Importance of Proper Sleep for Single Moms

Importance of Proper Sleep for Single Moms

It’s estimated that more than 80 percent of single parents are women, and, according to The Washington Post, this number has been steadily on the rise over the course of the past 50 years. If this describes you, you understand all too well the added responsibilities involved when you are the sole provider in your household. Just a few of the challenges you’re familiar with facing include:

  • Ensuring adequate childcare while you hold down one or more jobs
  • Social isolation
  • Financial strain
  • Decision pressure

Of all these stressors, one of the most harmful is fatigue. The average adult needs around eight hours of restful sleep per night, and any single mother knows how quickly the day can go. From taking care of the kids and making dinner to paying bills, cleaning, and maybe even going to school, it can be hard to find the time to catch the sleep you need.

An Overlooked Necessity

Most of us don’t consider consequences of sleep deprivation beyond the sleepy feeling that can make it hard to get up and moving for the day. However, sleep is an overlooked necessity, and continually engaging in all-nighters to get everything done can lead to some serious health consequences including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

There is Hope

Single moms know the feeling of stress all too well, and a restful night’s sleep can seem impossible to achieve. However, when you dedicate some time to the management of your sleep patterns, you’d be surprised at how effectively you can turn your schedule around to work in your favor.  While it will require that you make changes and take certain actions, there is hope for regular good sleep to help you rejuvenate both your mind and your body nightly as you embark on your journey through much-needed nocturnal bliss.

Consider Your Mattress

memory-foam-matressIf you’ve owned your mattress for more than seven years, it’s time to start thinking about a replacement. You’ll be pleased to find that there is so much new technology to take advantage of that can help you take sleep to a whole new level. From memory foam to innersprings and more, it’s easier than ever to find a product that will work best for your specific needs.

It’s also good to consider the fact that you aren’t always at home, and you can find yourself seriously disrupting your sleep schedule when you’re stuck with an uncomfortable hotel bed on vacation or sleeping bag on your next camping trip. To give you the upper-hand, it’s worth the investment to get a good camping air mattress to have available whenever you may need it.

Create a Sleep Routine

sleep-1209288_640It’s long been known that human beings are largely creatures of habit. From biting your nails to chewing your pencil tips and more, we pick up on small behaviors without even realizing it. However, many of these habits are disruptive of our sleep. Just a few things many of us are guilty of that makes it hard to achieve a restful night include:

  • Having the television on in the background as we fall asleep
  • Eating a large meal shortly before bedtime
  • Taking a shower shortly before bedtime

You can likely think of several other habits you’ve fallen into, and now’s the time to reverse them. For example, consider putting up dark blinds to reduce the amount of light that gets in the room. You could also start dimming the lights and spending thirty minutes reading before turning out the lights completely and going to bed. No matter what relaxes you, consider doing it before bed to transition into a more restful state.

The Sleep You Deserve

As a single mother, you have a lot to be proud of. Not only do you single-handedly hold down a household, but you also are raising children who will contribute to the future of mankind. It’s important to understand that it’s okay to take time out of your busy schedule to think about you. By employing these tips, you’re on your way to getting the sleep you deserve to ensure you are healthy, happy, and productive for both you and your kids.

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Dancing as a Great Way To Achieve A Healthy Body

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Fitness, Hobbies | Comments Off on Dancing as a Great Way To Achieve A Healthy Body

I always dreamed of having a beautiful, fit, and healthy body. However, I came from an obese family. We all love to eat and for us it is the best way to bond. I always get bullied growing up and that is because of my extra-large size. When I was in high school, I became aloof. I don’t want to mingle with other people because I feel like I don’t belong. When I went to college, I became interested in dancing. At first, it was very difficult to pursue my passion for dancing because most of the people who take dance classes are already slim and are already great dancers. I was an okay dancer, but what made me hesitant was that I was embarrassed to perform because I was fat.

However, I swallowed my pride and took all the courage I had left to join dance classes. It was really tough at first because people were saying mean things behind my back. But I pushed on, especially after I found out that there are lots of health benefits from dancing. I decided to make it a part of my day to day health habit. Through dancing, I gradually lost weight while gaining more and more knowledge and skills.

My passion continued to this day, when I am already a mother of two but still fit and fab, and able to do a lot of things. Thanks to dancing! Did I mention that I am a fan of Madonna Grimes? She is one of the most influential people and actually one of the advocates of dancing as a way of healthy living.

Dancing is a form of exercise. It helps tone and slims your entire body. Dancing is so much fun! I usually dance with my peers, but I don’t mind dancing alone. I can simply jut get loose and no one will see me. It is an instant calorie burner. Just shake your body to the music and share the calories away. Don’t you know that dancing enables you to burn more calories than workout? A workout routine can be challenging and stressful, but in dancing you will never feel the burn because you will look at it as a form of entertainment. Active dancing, the ones that involves rocking the body will enable you to burn up to 700 calories per hour. Isn’t that amazing?

Below is an example of a video dance routine for weight loss that you can try out:

What I love the most in dancing is that it lets you lose fat in all the right places. Performing regular dance routine will help you achieve a slimmer hips, sexier waist, beautiful thighs and butt. Dancing is a holistic exercise approach. It does not just target a particular area of the body, but the entire parts of the body. Another great benefit of dancing is it gives you a great cardio workout. If you are struggling to lose weight, then I strongly suggest that you should try dancing. You don’t have to be a great dancer. As long as you know how to groove and jive, then I’m pretty sure you can dance off the inches away.

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Hey Sexy Mommy!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Fitness | Comments Off on Hey Sexy Mommy!

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Image Credit: abpworldgroup.com

For most women, there is nothing more rewarding than the fulfillment of a woman’s role as a mother. A woman starts to become a mother from the time she conceives the little angel in her womb, and it never stops until her last breath.

When a woman enters parenthood, she forgets everything else, even herself. All the attention is given to her child. This is the reason why some mothers tend to look exhausted and stressed out and they end up being unconscious of their diet and health.

There are a lot of these stories if you read on reviews on plexus slim which you can click here, to read for yourself. Stories of mothers who forgot to keep their bodies healthy because of being too focused on the needs of their children, especially for first time mothers with a new born child. The lack of experience in the art of balancing time for the baby and the rest of the family, including oneself, is one great factor as to why some mothers end up losing their charm and beauty which they had before pregnancy. To add more damage is the fact that these mothers who have gained weight during their pregnancy, forget to detoxify and regenerate their body in order to bring it back to how it  once was – slim and sexy.

These mothers were greatly helped by MaDonna Grimes in maintaining a healthy body despite all the duties that has to be done. According to all mothers who shared their love for the “Queen of Hip Hop” and fitness buff, Grimes, she is the best when it comes to motivating them to keep on going for that slimmer and sexier body even we are already mommies.

Mothers should grab opportunities such as this. To have someone, like MaDonna, help regain a healthy lifestyle. This is important not only for yourself but for your child as well. Mommies should be reminded that while it is necessary to always look out for the best interest of your child, taking care of yourself is also a must because how you look to your children will greatly affect them, as well. It would also be damaging to the child if you end up sick because you will have to pass up on taking care of them yourself since you cannot be with them. This will result to a less solid mother and child relationship. Keeping that in mind, always make sure to take care of your body by providing it with the right nutrients and supplements, and by getting rid of fats, as what MaDonna Grimes campaigns for, using dancing and her hip hop videos as instruments of a healthy life.

If you maintain a healthy lifestyle for yourself, be assured that your child will also grow up healthy and glowing.

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All About MaDonna Grimes

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Fitness | Comments Off on All About MaDonna Grimes

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Image Credit: madonnagrimes.com

MaDonna Grimes has made a brand that epitomizes living admirably and looking awesome by supporting a way of life that upgrades living and enhances the day by day lives of everybody she touches.

MaDonna displays an infectious vitality that constantly keeps her popular as she uses her uncommon capacities to teach, propel, and rouse everybody who interacts with her exceptional enchantment; at the same time keeping her energetic duty to live life to its most extreme potential. She typifies an individual responsibility through her charitable attempts, her human empathy, and her intense craving for everybody to live life with a sound and profound mindset.

Grimes’ history of achievements has earned her the world stage. Her ability and accreditations are broad and verging on boundless. She is not just a conspicuous model for numerous magazines, but also, she has additionally won as Miss Fitness America, Miss Fitness International, and was awarded USA National Aerobics Champion. Because of her drive and ability in expressions of the human experience, she has facilitated shows on ESPN, BET and numerous different systems, notwithstanding a wide rundown of universal engagements. MaDonna also gladly got the NAACP Best Choreographer for Theater Award.

As a built up creator of “Work It Out”, with a library of 22 smash hits and wellness features available, MaDonna visited international places through her World Dance Competition while simultaneously featured on two wellbeing and wellness shows for Fit TV and the Discovery Health Channel. With such a variety of achievements, MaDonna keeps on living up to expectations with energy and soul, always anticipating new attempts.

Without a doubt perceived as the “Queen of Fitness, Dance, and Hip Hop”, MaDonna Grimes has trained, choreographed, performed, and showed up on the world stage. She has lifted our spirits, liberated our brains, moved our bodies, and powered our souls with her uplifting state of mind, unfathomable vitality and great beauty. Her profound way to deal with our body and psyche dynamic alongside her hands-on way to deal with life is the inspiration that people look out to her for.

There are not a lot of people like MaDonna who continue to pursue fitness and health through natural ways, and this is what makes her unique. She is also an inspiration to mothers for her outstanding efforts to maintain a healthy body despite reaching motherhood.

I am one of those deeply inspired by her life’s work, as I too, am very passionate about dancing and living a good life. I hope she becomes an inspiration for more people out there, so that a healthier population can be achieved.

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