Benefits of the sauna
Despite that crusty old lady sitting buck naked on the bench inside the sauna lounge, there are multiple healthy benefits to being exposed to artificial heat.
Glowing skin - under hot conditions, blood flows more easily through your body, pushing essential nutrients to your surface tissues. Gradually over time, it will give your skin that natural glow that you try so hard to create with a bronzer.
Detoxification - the heat helps flush toxins out of your body and releases it in the sweat.
Hyperthermia - the heat stimulates your body’s natural healing process, allowing it to develop the antibodies and other disease fighting cells that your body needs.
If you’re a bit frugal, you can always treat your car like a sauna on a summer day ;)
3 beautiful benefits to chick peas
Hunger control: Chickpeas are high in fibre and protein, and they have a low glycemic index. This powerful combination can help control your weight. Enjoying as little as 1/2 cup (125 mL) of chickpeas daily can keep you feeling full — and consuming fewer calories.
Cholesterol reduction: Including 3/4 cup (175 mL) of chickpeas in your diet each day can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, which reduces the risk of heart disease.
Versatility: Chickpeas can be used in salads, soups, curries, chilis and stews. Or consider roasting them with your favourite savoury spices. High-protein chickpea flour (also called garam) is gluten-free and can be used to make pakoras, pappadams or pancakes, or can serve as a substitute for eggs in baked goods.
Courtesy of: Canadian Living
Sleep, food & exercise
FULL BODY CARDIO WORKOUTS
Recently found an amazing YouTube channel, SoulPancake. It’s quirky, upbeat and chic, a great source for a go-getting kind of day :)
Things that my trip to China and Hong Kong made me realize
1. The air is insanely fresh in Toronto. You can actually smell the freshness. Literally.
2. People are much more sincere in Canada. It’s true what they say, Canadians are nicer. Cool eh?
3. Canadians are very respectful human beings.
All I can say is, Canada is my natural habitat and I can’t imagine living any where else in the world.
Would it be rude if I scratched my butt?
Hello world, I’m currently in Tianjin, China!
China is honestly FULL of people. Everywhere you go, it’s people. On the subway, at the train station, in the taxi line, they’re everywhere!
Also, should you ever visit China, here’s my word of advise: check your manners at the door, because you won’t be needing them in this country. The subways are SO packed, there’s no way you can get on without stepping, trampling or pushing someone. Want to pick your nose in public? Go ahead. Feel like taking your feet out for a breeze? Please do, and pick at the dead skin while you’re at it. Having said all this, it does feel great to fix a wedgie in public, knowing that no one will judge you ;)
Anyway, that’s it for now, more from me when I discover another wifi hotspot.
Hear that? That’s the sound of my exams finishing.
For the first time in about three months, I went shopping today! AND got Michael’s new album, of course. But here’s a highlight of how great my day was:
1. Bought and fangirl-ed all over Michael Buble’s new album
2. Got two beautiful dresses from H&M for a steal
3. Enjoyed my first Passion Fruit Tea Lemonade of 2013
4. Organized my chatoic life and crossed things off my to-do list
5. You’re currently reading the blog of a VP Operations
6. Exams are done, bitches.
7. Watching Gangster Squad tonight, guilt free
8. Michael Buble
Who’s Lovin’ You - Michael Bublé, To Be Loved
The minute I’m done exams, I’m running to an HMV and getting this bamf.
(Source: ancello)(29 plays)
How I think my paper is coming along
How it really is coming along:
So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. —Dead Poets Society
New Girl - Kryptonite
In one of the earlier episodes of quirky TV series, New Girl, Jess finally realizes that she loves the random guys (and Winston whom she just met) she met on the Internet while searching for an apartment, post-Spencer. This scene never fails to make me melt - these are great guys, and yes Schmidt, that includes you too. The fact that the guys put on Jess’ silly hats to prove a point to Spencer, they’re amazing.
Even as early as episode 2 of the first season 1, we see this undying chemistry between Nick and Jess.
Not sure if I’m amused or appalled
As I check my Twitter feed today, I notice this ridiculous trend - Condom Challenge. Seriously, WTF?! I don’t know if I’m amused at the fact that such a menial topic is trending, to the point where journalists at Huffington Post felt the need to report it. Or if I should be appalled that teenage girls snorting latex up their noses is actually trending?! The excitement does not come from sniffing a piece of rubber, it’s the fact that they’re snorting a condom, a critical item of sex, which makes it rather sexual and in touch with their horny selves.
I fear for the future and weep for what our so-called education system has entrenched in the minds of these idiots. These dimwits are supposed to run our society?! You guys should know better, don’t be stupid.
I’m disgusted. Check it out for yourselves: