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Making a Terrace Vegetable Garden on your rooftop,is easy if you do this with some planning. In this article you’ll learn which vegetables are suitable and how you can grow them on terraces. Fresh home grown vegetables taste delicious, are good for health and safe from chemicals. You don’t need to acquire a regular garden to grow them, you can also grow these on a balcony or terrace.

There are some really interesting ways to incorporate vegetable crops on your terrace. These alternatives are space saving and also a real eye-catcher.

 

Create Raised Beds on Terrace

Make a raised bed, in raised beds you’ll be able to grow lot of vegetables in comparison to containers. Plants will thrive better with less care and maintenance, plus they are cheap.

The raised bed on the terrace does not differ fundamentally from those you see in a regular garden.

In well-stocked hardware stores or even online shops you will find special raised beds for terraces, you’ll only need to configure whichever is better for you or you can make your own raised bed, which is very easy. Just ensure before installing it that the surface of terrace below it is waterproofed efficiently or not, and follow this instructions.

  • Fill Raised Bed with Soil
  • If you fill the raised bed with soil, consider to prevent voles and pests from entering the bed.
  • To make soil, just mix quality garden soil, ripe compost and manure.

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Advantage of Raised Beds

Probably the greatest advantage of a raised bed is of course its height and wideness on terrace. Gardening can hardly be more convenient.

 

Integrate a Vegetable Patch on the Terrace

You can also integrate a vegetable patch on your terrace and grow vegetable on the surface itself. But doing this is only good on large rooftops. Vegetable patch is similar to making a normal garden bed.

The integrated bed should be filled normally with soil like a regular garden bed. An addition of compost in soil is a perfect natural fertilizer for most of the plants.

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Creating a Vegetable Terrace Garden in Planter boxes

Flower boxes and planters can be used to create a vegetable garden. You can hang these on an existing railing or set them just on the floor. How do you use them is entirely up to you.

Do not use ordinary garden soil in these planter boxes, either use quality potting mix or compost rich soil. Fertilizing is also important to improve productivity but it varies according to plants: peppers and tomatoes are heavy feeders, whereas green leafy vegetables do not need much fertilizer.

Plants for Flower Boxes

  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Chilies
  • Herbs
  • Radishes
  • Bush beans
  • Greens

Cucumbers, tomatoes and beans require a climbing aid, so that the plants do not break.

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Repurpose Sandboxes

A sandbox is not just for games. From a small simple wooden sandpit, you can also make a hefty vegetable patch. This looks not only decorative, but provides your plants an optimal space to thrive.

Instead of using gravel for drainage, just fill the quality compost with soil. In the sandbox you can grow all sorts of small vegetables and herbs, mostly low growing that spread too easily.

  • Radishes
  • Herbs
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Ginger

Asian Greens and a lot of other green leafy vegetables

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Optimize Vertical Space

Your main challenge is how to smartly utilize vertical space to double up the space you have on your terrace, make a plan on how you should do this, if you have walls, hang planters on it.

Grow vegetable shrubs and vines like beans, squashes, gourds and tall tomato varieties near the walls and railings. This way they’ll not only get support but also grow outside and upward and you’ll save a lot of your space.

Use old shelves, racks to keep pots and buy pot holders, put them around the corners.

On these you can grow herbs to improve the taste of salads and cuisines you’ll prepare, you can also grow lot of flowers to appease ornamental views.

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Tips for a Prolific Terrace Vegetable Garden

Fertilize vegetables regularly with good quality organic fertilizer. With some research and experience you’ll be able to find out which type of fertilizer you should feed to specific vegetables.

Water plants regularly and deeply.

Check plants regularly for pests.

Prune vegetable plants to keep them in good shape and in healthy growth. Look out for suckers, especially in tomatoes and pinch them off immediately if found one.

For the vegetables, it is always good to grow them on the Southern or Western face, so the plants will have enough sun and can thrive easily. But too much sun is not good either. If you live in a warm tropical climate and the sun is too strong, it is advisable to provide afternoon shade to plants.

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Whether the vegetables are grown in raised beds or in a pot, a certain care is needed. By your experience you’ll find out how, why and what you should do to grow them successfully on a terrace vegetable garden.

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Mary Jane shoes may have been first worn by little girls in school houses and Sunday church, but many shoe companies have redesigned the shoes to fit big girls too. Mary Janes signature look is the leather, rounded toe box, and the strap that stretches across the instep of the foot. While traditional Mary Jane shoes were black, strappy flats, high fashion has given them new life in various colours and styles.

Women can add few inches with Mary Jane wedges and heels; some athletic shoe companies even have Mary Jane inspired footwear. One of the best attributes of Mary Janes is they can be worn with so many outfits, and the shoe style will help women decide which outfit to wear. Ladies and little girls have a wide variety of Mary Janes and stylish accessories to choose from whether shopping at department stores, fashion boutiques, designer websites, and online marketplaces such as eBay.

Mary Jane shoes have a reputation for being versatile and easy to match. Ladies can wear a pair with socks, tights, or nothing. Mary Janes can be worn with nearly any type of bottom: shorts, trousers, dresses, and skirts. The sections below will give women an idea of how to stylishly match their outfits with their Mary Janes.

With Socks

Mary Janes worn with socks is the quintessential schoolgirl look. While some women may want to steer clear of this look in professional settings, wearing Mary Janes and knee high socks, striped or solid, coupled with a not-too-short pencil skirt is a flirty outfit for a night on the town.

 

With Tights

Women can wear a dark pair of thin tights with a set of Mary Janes during the autumn and winter. Shoppers should avoid tights that are too thick to keep them from bunching around the buckle. Women can also wear tights and Mary Janes with skirts that would otherwise be too short for bare legs.

 

With Shorts

Ladies can wear a pair of Mary Janes in conjunction with shorts, but there are a few rules to follow. The first is to avoid wearing denim shorts with them; women should also choose a simple pair of shorts with no accents that are not too revealing. Women should also steer clear of wearing revealing tops; long sleeves tops often look best with shorts and Mary Janes.

 

With Skirts

When it comes to wearing Mary Janes and skirts, women may be tempted to opt for short, but they should resist the urge. Instead, ladies look best with a form fitting pencil skirt. Mary Jane wedges, stilettos, and flats all look stunning with a flattering skirt.

 

With Trousers

If women want to wear Mary Janes with trousers, women must select a pair that will not overshadow the shoes. Therefore, women should avoid bootcut and flared trousers, and instead wear tapered leg or skinny trousers. To really make a pair of dark coloured Mary Janes pop, women should wear a pair of white or khaki trousers with them.

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With Dresses

Mary Janes and the simple looking cocktail dress were practically made for each other, but women should never pair black with black. If the dress is black, then wear another coloured shoe; if the dress is coloured, then black is an acceptable colour to wear.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Mary Jane Shoes

In addition to understanding how to style Mary Janes, women should also consider the following pieces of information to buy the most flattering pair. Some women are concerned the Mary Jane strap will shorten the length of their legs, but there are a few measures to take to ensure they do not. First, petite women should avoid straps over 1 cm thick. Thinner straps will minimise the attention at the ankle. Another way to divert attention away from the ankle is to buy Mary Janes with a low-setting strap. Women with wide feet who want to lengthen their appearance should shy away from the traditional round toe box and look for a pointed one. Mary Janes made of quality leather typically form to the feet better than patent leather. Canvas and other cotton based fabrics are breathable and comfortable and can be worn painlessly for hours on end.

Do you love Mary Janes? Sounds so silly! Who won’t love these shoes? If you are the one who is not in love with these impressive shoes then surely you might be thinking what’s special in these shoes that flatter everyone (I mean girls and women)? Isn’t it? Well, Mary jane shoes are so impressive and eye catchy that many girls and women are crazy about them (Even me too).

 

History about Mary Jane shoes

Earlier Classic Mary Jane shoes are designed by keeping the school children in mind. They became very popular among school girls with in a short span of time. Girls became so crazy of these fabulous shoes that they even use to pair them for party and casual wear. But what happened suddenly was women too started loving Mary Janes for their classic as well as chic looks.

Mary Janes Shoes are now no more for girls alone, but women too are running after them. It was once upon a time that these shoes were only meant for children but now they are for the girls of all ages. Mary Janes are back as this season’s trendy footwear for women with different cuts and designs. Here I have for you the trendy Mary Jane shoes of this falls for you women.

 

Calypso – The Mary Jane Pumps from “Sofft”

Sofft has brought for you the trendy mary jane pumps that will take your spirit to the endless skies of fashion. A very rich and nova leather has been used to design these shoes that gives it rich and gorgeous appeal. These pumps are designing with ultra cushioned footbed outlined with leather ensures a full day comfort to your feet.

This pair of Calypso shoes is featured with polyurethane outsole that is highly flexible and is stacked with a 2 ½ inch heel to make you appear a bit taller. The main center of attraction is the pretty cute flower embedded aside the buckled strap engineered that has a subtle goring for a snug fit comfort.

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Sky- Me Too’s Mary Jane Wedges

Fill your dreams with splendor by dressing up with a long flowing skirt and pairing your feet with this Sky Mary Jane wedges. Wow…Mary Jane Wedges! This elegant shoe with floral accents on the instep has stealed my heart. Oh god! what else can be said? So awesome are these shoes that nothing can be expressed about them, it can be only felt.

These adorable wedges are for the adore goddess (Women) to make them appear more resplendent feminas. They are even ideal in terms of comfort as they are designed with flexible rubber soles that will ease your feet with extreme comfort.

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Above are this season’s top picks that are much loved by everyone. So, why not you be the one to love these shoes? If you fell in love with these shoes and want to have them, then get started to shop for these flirtatious mary janes that will make you appear charming and smashing.

Does your mother deserve a perfect Mothers Day? The answer of course is yes but what does it take to make this special person feel that she couldn’t have planned it better herself. Every mother is different and geography may sometimes get in the way but here are main areas to focus on to make her day special.

The perfect Mothers Day is about making your mother or the mothers in your life feel appreciated and special. In our society that mainly has revolved around getting the Mother the right gift.

You can make a day of it by throwing in a picnic or maybe reserving a special section at Mom’s favorite restaurant so that everyone can enjoy a nice meal with her.

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We give you some ideas and things to do for mother´s day that includes some activity ideas.

Give Mom and Dad a Special Weekend at a Nice Hotel

If your Mom lives close to a 4-star hotel you can probably reserve a room for two nights at a decent rate. The hotel will either have a nice restaurant or be close to one where you can get the family together for lunch or dinner. If you can afford it, buy Mom a spa package so that she can be pampered.

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Take Mom to a Nearby Small Town

If you know of a nice community theater that is running a show on Mother’s day, treat Mom to live entertainment with a day of shopping in a nearby small town. You can eat lunch at one of the cozy little restaurants and then take in the show.

If you already live in a small town then plan a trip to the largest nearby city that offers entertainment Mom can’t get in her town. Plays, musicals, ice skating shows, water shows, and cabarets all offer special entertainment opportunities. You can still look for a nice restaurant to treat Mom to a special lunch or dinner.

Throw a Mother’s Day Party

Your Mom may have friends whose children are stuck for ideas on what to do. So call up the gang and plan a surprise party for the mothers you all adore. You can buy them special gifts, arrange for catering, hire a photographer, and even bring in entertainment for the children. You just need to make sure you have a good venue to handle 4-8 families all at once. Churches and community centers may be able to rent out facilities at a reasonable cost.

No one ever said you had to celebrate Mother’s Day alone. It can be a great festive occasion that strengthens the bonds of friendship as well as family ties. And it just may be more cost-effective for everyone, too.

Take Mom on a Site Seeing

Tour If you live near a natural park or wildlife reserve and your mother has never visited there, now is a great time to see about going. If you live near the ocean or a large lake see if there are glass bottom boat tours, dinner boat tours, and similar entertainment. The idea is to find a fun venue that the whole family can enjoy while doing something Mom has always put off.

Depending on your Mom’s interests other activities you can look into include visiting a nearby planetarium, museums, zoos, and corporate headquarters that offer tours, shows, and custom merchandise.

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Organize a Flash Mob for Mom Find out which of her favorite songs are good for flash mobbing and then see if you have an organization in your area that can put together the event for you. Professional flash mob companies may be able to handle everything from picking the venue, setting up the music, recruiting and training the performers, and hiring the camera crews to record the event.

Treat Mom to a Concert Whether it’s a symphony orchestra, an outdoor music festival, or her favorite country band your mother may have a favorite kind of music that is being performed nearby on Mother’s day. Give it a shot and see what you can find for that weekend.

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Have a House Painting/Cleaning Party

If Mom is living in a cluttered home that she can no longer keep by herself, bring in friends and family to do a thorough job of cleaning up, painting up, or reorganizing the house. Of course, you don’t want this to be a surprise so plan ahead with Mom. Make sure she is in charge. Don’t let it get too complicated. Ask her what she would like to have done with the house assuming you can bring in enough labor to get the work done. Everyone can stay for pizza or hamburgers, or you can all go out to a restaurant after the dirty work is done.

Take Mom to a Wine Tasting Event

Whether you visit a local vinyard, a wine shop, a wine club, or a wine festival there may be something going on the weekend of Mother’s Day that allows Mom to do something different. Any venue that is no more than 1 hour away is fair game. These often make great family outings.

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It’s all about doing something special for your mother; but the day can be special for everyone around her, too. The more you can get other people involved the more exciting the day will be and thus the more memorable it will be.

And you will want to plan ahead to have supplies on hand, including spare clothing, cameras, batteries, chargers, umbrellas, sunblock, water chests, snacks (especially for kids), etc. Mother’s Day comes only once per year, so make it a day worth remembering and talking about for the next year.

Mothers are the essence of love, care and sacrifice for their children. Mother’s Day is an occasion when children express their love and respect that they have for their mother. Say thanks to your mother for her self-sacrificing love and incomparable affection – indulge her for all she has done for you over the years.

On this special day, people worship in religious places to honour mothers, while some give presents to express their love. Some have a special gathering at home with the family. As it’s a holiday, some prefer to go out for a picnic to celebrate. In schools before the holiday, children dedicate poems to their mothers and perform various skits and plays. Some family members take care of all the household tasks that Mom would usually handle.

The flicker of smile that you get to see on your mother’s face when she receives a gift is priceless. You can even delve into your mother’s interest and find out what she needs the most or what is that magnificent dream that she always wished to fulfill? The choice that your mother feels is the best for her can be anything and everything, it can be as simple as a sunshine or something as wacky as a tribal art set! All you need to do is pinpoint your finger at the sensational item and the world is at your feet. Let’s take a look at some of the items trending as the favorite Mother’s day gift.

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Ebook or book as a gift

If you can’t afford to send the special lady in your life on a vacation this Mother’s Day, you can give her something just as awesome—an escape from real life into the special world of books. From cookbooks and daily journals to historical reads and romance novels, we’ve got something for moms of all tastes. For the mom who loves a little drama, how about The Nest or Happy Family, both books about the complicated relationships and situations that every family goes through. For the foodie mom, gift her a cookbook so that she can try some new, delicious recipes.

 

An Assorted Gift and spar

Buy a range of her favorite cosmetic or bath products and present to her as an assorted gift, wrapping it up in an attractive style. You may go for a sweet-scented deodorant with a dreamy fragrance or a quality moisturizer that she would like. Take mom to a treat. Let her get that massage she always wants and make her feel loved. All mom’s will love this.

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Shoes

A cool choice of apparel is something a mother appreciates. It doesn’t have to burn your wallet, but look for a design that you think your mother will appreciate. Discuss with your father or husband about your mother’s fashion choices. Preparing for the Mother’s Day Classic event will be dependent on several factors including your distance of choice, previous experience in the chosen distance,personal goals, exercise clothing and footwear. The correct footwear is important in helping you reach your goals more easily, as well as reducing the chance of injury. But what should you look for in a shoe to help you achieve your best at this year’s Mother’s Day Classic?

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Personal bracelet

We know that a diamond is forever and it’s a woman’s best friend. But you don’t need an expensive piece to make her happy. It can even be a cool plastic, terracotta, shell or metallic fancy bracelet to make your mm feel like a goddess. Besides, if you’re fortunate then nothing turns up the magic like the glitter of gold, bring the tingle in on your mother’s eyes. Whether you’d choose real bracelet or fashion bracelet, your mother will be delighted to have pretty things to wear.

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Flowers

Spring is thankfully and officially in bloom. And while April showers bring May flowers, May brings us to Mother’s Day. The second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day and more than a few are pondering the perfect gift. Chocolate and jewelry may be fine but it is the gift of fresh cut flowers that will warm the heart and add a touch of sunshine to Mom’s day. Thoughtfully selected flowers are always appreciated yet few Moms would dare to treat themselves to this simple pleasure. All the more reason to spoil Mom with some sunny blooms on Mother’s day! When in doubt of Mom’s favorite flower,

 

Some glass-Mug or cup.

How about filling it with a few gourmet tea bags, hot cocoa mix, chocolates or other candies. Wrap it with cellophane and a pretty ribbon and you are all set.

 

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Framed art, photo or scripture. If you have some images that you like, you could get them printed professionally and frame them yourself.

Watching a movie and mini gateway . Celebrate Mother’s day as a group. Make plans to do manicures, pedicures, watch a movie, eat desserts or anything else the women would enjoy doing as a group. Especially watching a movie. This reliefs her from stress and feels loved

A beautiful picture frame. She can use it to display the latest family photo or Mary’s latest artwork or even a treasured Mother’s Day card.

gift certificate for a free drink and dessert for two, at a local coffee shop. Make a note suggesting that she invite a friend to go out with her.

So there you have it, 7 ideas of gifts to give away to the mothers in your church on Mother’s Day. Adapt these ideas to your own particular situation.

Breakfast is one of the most missed meals of the day. Without a good start, you are going to lack the needed fuel to get through your day. Also, the longer you go without eating the more your metabolism will slow down, which tells your body to store fat. So if you haven’t eaten since dinner at 6:00 pm the night before, your body is screaming for food because it’s probably been at least 12 hours since it’s last drop of food and nutrients! So a great start is to squeeze that healthy breakfast in, which does not have to require a lot of time.

Eating a healthy breakfast will also go a long way in helping you to reach your weight loss goals.

No need to worry! There are many foods that are healthy and can keep you from missing that most important meal of the day. Great options include:

  • fresh fruit
  • a cup of yogurt
  • a protein shake or protein bar
  • scrambled egg wrap with peppers and salsa
  • whole grain toast or English muffin with peanut butter
  • instant oatmeal with some fruit or nuts mixed in

Healthy breakfast foods are an essential for everyone as these are the ones that keep you energized during the day. Through the regular intake of healthy foods during breakfast, you are assured of feeling happy and more energized during the day.

It is what keeps you going, and it is essential for you to meet your body’s daily nutritional needs. By eating breakfast daily, you get to have the right amount of nutrients in your body which can benefit your overall health.

Nevertheless, a lot of factors during these times hinder a lot of people from getting a healthy and powerful breakfast. Time, money, and resources are the three common factors that hinder most people from getting healthy and powerful breakfast foods every day. This leads to a weaker immune system, a less energized body, and a stressful feeling during the entire day.

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The following healthy and effective ideas can help you a lot in eating a healthy breakfast food everyday:

Stock up a Week’s worth of Healthy Food

Stocking up a week’s worth of healthy breakfast food can help you minimize time and effort in buying healthy food every day. This will also help you prepare them easily as you just need to get them out of the fridge and cook them fresh. Make sure that you properly store your food so that you can retain their freshness.

Look for Easy to Cook and Healthy Recipes

There are already a lot of different resources available nowadays that provide you with easy to cook and healthy recipes you can try for breakfast. Online websites and magazines are just some of the popular resources you can use so that you can easily cook hearty breakfast dishes to energize you every day.

Stock up on Fruits and Vegetables

When having breakfast, you can also accompany it with fresh fruits or vegetables for a more filling and healthy meal. This can help boost your energy and it will also help you achieve your recommended nutrition intake.

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Don’t be Afraid to Experiment

As much as possible, you should not be reluctant in being creative when it comes to cooking different healthy breakfast foods you can eat. Be creative when it comes to using different healthy ingredients and try to be bold in using different preparation and cooking techniques. Who knows, you might make something a lot more healthy and delicious to eat during breakfast.

Do Your Best to Eat a Healthy Breakfast Everyday

If sometimes you think that there’s no time left to eat a healthy breakfast, then do your best to make one. This is actually possible to do since there are already a lot of different easy to cook and easy to prepare recipes available. Through regular healthy breakfast eating habits, you can definitely find the time to prepare and to eat healthy breakfast meals that will provide you with tons of benefits

These tips can help you a lot in regularly eating healthy breakfast foods. By following these effective tips, you are assured of getting the right amount of nutrition and energy that you need to get yourself functioning throughout the day.

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A daily walk is an activity that all seniors should do. Health and fitness are very important for all 50 + people, and walking is a great way to do that. It is an easy way to do your exercising and staying healthy. Walking every day is a habit that nearly everyone can do and maintain. It is very easy for older adults (50+) too.

Jogging is an exercise that is suitable for the younger folks. As a senior you can develop an injury from jogging. So walking is a lot safer to your body, it will not let you create any strains or sprains. It goes without mention that walking is a much better choice for all 50+ adults.

There are health risks involved to not being physically active, you should not be a couch potato. By walking every day, older adults can exercise, improve their fitness, reduce health risks, and improve any chronic conditions they may have.

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The Benefits of Walking for Older Adults:

  • The exercise makes you live longer
  • Reduces health risks of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and obesity
  • Management of chronic health conditions like high blood pressure and it does control high blood sugar
  • It strengthens your heart and keeps your arteries clear
  • Controls weight

For older adults, waking also can lower the risk of osteoporosis.

Walking is the best exercise for everyone. Its innumerable benefits are lauded by health experts from all fields. Walking is the best and safe form of exercises, which can be adopted by persons irrespective of their age. Hippocrates has said “Walking is man’s best medicine “.

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Men who suffer from impotence can reap the benefits of walking. Walking can definitely reduce the use of Viagra. Here are few facts which explain the advantages of walking and how it helps in impotence.

Stress, type 2 diabetes, depression, obesity, increased cholesterol etc cause erectile dysfunction in men. Same reasons also lead to low libido.

Stress: Walking has the power to calm our nerves and reduce stress. It triggers the release of potent brain chemicals called endorphins which relieve pain and stimulate relaxation.

Type 2 diabetes: Walking 150 minutes per week can reduce the risk of diabetes by 60%. Walking improve management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Researchers have observed that it helps to regulate blood glucose, improved the body’s sensitivity to insulin and burn body fat.

Depression: Walking daily for 30 minutes helps to reduce symptoms of depression. The brain chemical serotonin has been linked to depression. Walking increases physical and mental fitness by altering serotonin levels in brain.

Obesity: Walking is a great aerobic activity which burns calories and contribute to weight loss. Walking two miles a day improves blood flow and burns calories. Walking helps to maintain the healthy weight, after a weight loss program. Regular walking definitely helps to shred extra fat.

Increased cholesterol: Increased cholesterol hardens the arteries of male reproductive system and reduces blood flow to it. Regular walking with a balanced diet helps to reduce blood cholesterol level and reduces hardness of arteries. Walking also strengthens the heart. These together help to increase blood flow to male reproductive system and help to sustain erections.

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Increased blood flow to male reproductive system helps to increase sperm count and motility. Walking tones up the pelvic muscles and help to prevent premature ejaculation.

Apart from the above mentioned benefits, walking also helps to slow down ageing process. It has a positive impact on age related illness. Walking builds muscle strength and stamina to perform more outdoor activities. Regular walk for thirty minutes makes bones and joints healthier. Health professionals agree that walking improves fitness and physical function of body.

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It’s a fact that most people don’t pay much attention to their feet until and unless they start aching or there’s a problem that leads to decrease in the level and quality of the sufferer’s activity. Foot care tips do not mean simply getting a pedicure or massage which is opposite to the common belief. There are certain things which both women and men could do to keep their feet healthy!

 

Foot care tips for great health of the foot:

– Most important, keep your feet dry and clean. Wash them daily and apply lotion on cracked or dry heels.

– Don’t cut the nails too short or else infection or in-grown toenails could happen, so just trim them regularly.

– Make use of a pumice stone to make the rough skin areas on the feet soft and smooth but do not “shave” or “trim” calluses and corns.

– Make sure that you wear clean socks daily and that they can absorb sweat to let your feet breathe properly. The socks must not be constrictive since proper blood flow is necessary to foot care.

– Wear well-fitting shoes. Ensure that it provides your feet with sufficient cushioning and support. Also, the toe box must be large enough so that your feet are not agonizingly squeezed or crammed out of position.

– Avoid wearing high heels always. On days off or weekends, foot care must include well-cushioned flat shoes which protect and support the feet.

– Examine your shoes for obstructions such as pebbles before wearing them as it can lead to abrasions or variations in gait patterns.

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Besides daily care, at times the achy feet requires a bit of TLC. There are various foot care tips which will work within any budget:

– To relax the tendons and muscles in the feet especially the calf muscles, soak your feet for 20 minutes in hot water then rub them down thoroughly with cream.

– Adding Epsom salt in the water will reduce pain in the foot and increase healing.

– For enhanced foot care, try this remedy at home: prepare a pot of dark and rich tea then put it in cool water. This soothing foot soak eases discomfort and gets rid of foot odour as well.

– To reduce achiness and swelling after a long tiring day, lift up your feet. For extra comfort, place a cushion underneath your legs to prevent the impairment of circulation.

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– Make use of orthotic devices inside your shoes for additional cushioning or support. Another essential factor in good foot care is the quality and fit of footwear. Foot orthoses can help a lot in improving foot health.

– Keep in mind to stretch regularly. Having agile tendons in your feet and flexible calf muscles helps in reducing discomfort and maintains the health of the foot. This factor is often ignored even by the most careful person amongst all.

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– To prevent the development of infections like athlete’s foot, wear shoes in the pool or gym and other such public places.

There are lots of things that can be done in order to protect the health of one’s feet, but the above mentioned foot care tips are within your means and easy that can be followed by everyone regardless of their budget or time.

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Sandals are an open type of footwear, consisting of a sole held to the wearer’s foot by straps going over the instep and, sometimes, around the ankle. Sandals can also have a heel. While the distinction between sandals and other types of footwear can sometimes be blurry (as in the case of huaraches – the woven leather footwear seen in Mexico, and peep-toe pumps), the common understanding is that the sandal leaves most of the upper part of the foot exposed. People may choose to wear sandals for several reasons, among them comfort in warm weather, economy (sandals tend to require less material than shoes and are usually easier to construct), and as a fashion choice.

Sandals are great footwear for outdoor activities because they offer protection for your feet, allow your feet to breathe, and are generally comfortable. Outdoor sport activities offer an array of activities, such as golf, walking, and rafting with different requirements for your feet. It is a good idea to choose a style of sandal that is suitable for the type of outdoor activities you perform on a regular basis.

 

Walking

Walking was probably man’s first indoor and outdoor activity. Flip flop sandals are a good choice when you don’t require a significant amount of support. High heel sandals are typically not recommended for long walks because your feet are in an unnatural position, which over time can cause stress and injury. According to Dr. Scholls, well-known makers of foot care products, if you must wear high heels it is best to opt for those that offer ample space for your toes and that are considered “walking” or “performance”.

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Water Sports

Fisherman sandals are a casual style for both men and women. The name is a bit of a misnomer, since this style doesn’t refer to fishing. However, these sandals are perfect for water sports since they are made to allow water to flow through and beyond the feet; a feature that is particularly recommended for foot health. The soles on fisherman sandals tend to be thicker than average and are very comfortable.

Slide sandals and flip flops are not suitable for high activity water sports, such as rafting, by virtue of their easy on-off design. A better sandal style for rafting is one with an ankle strap that secures the shoes on the feet.

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Hiking

In general, sandals that are appropriate for long walking trips are fine for hiking. The exception is if you plan to hike up very hilly areas. In this case you will require sandals with more ankle and foot support. Sandals for hiking also usually have an adjustable strap for added protection. When shopping for sports sandals that you can wear while hiking, look for thick soles, adequate ankle support, and toughness.

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The Beach

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Whеn іt соmеs tо соmfоrt соmbіnеd wіth stуlе, thеrе іs nо fеmіnіnе fооtwеаr thаt саn bеаt thе sаndаls fоr wоmеn, еsресіаllу іn thе summеr mоnths. Маnу wоmеn tоdау рrеfеr sаndаls оvеr shоеs еvеn fоr wаlkіng duе tо thе wоrld оf соnvеnіеnсе thаt ассоmраnіеs thеm. Ноwеvеr уоu wіll hаvе tо рut іn sоmе ехtrа саrе whіlе sеlесtіng thе wаlkіng sаndаls, аs еvеn mіnоr dіsсоmfоrts саn рut уоu іn sеvеrе раіn subsеquеntlу.. Тhе bаsіс рrеrеquіsіtеs оf suсh fооtwеаr аrе аdеquаtе suрроrt аnd соrrесt fіttіng fоr mахіmum соmfоrt оn lоng wаlks.

Тhе Соmfоrt Fасtоr

Gеnеrаllу thе wаlkіng sаndаls fоr wоmеn аrе sо dеsіgnеd thаt thеу рrоvіdе rеquіrеd lеvеls оf соmfоrt оn аll kіnds оf surfасеs. Тhе fеаturеs thаt dеtеrmіnе соmfоrt іnсludе thе сushіоnіng рrоvіdеd, thе suрроrtіng mаtеrіаl іn thе sоlе аnd аrеа оf fееt lеft ореn tо thе аіr.

Ѕоlе: Тhе sоlеs must bе hаrd еnоugh tо wаlk оn rоugh surfасеs wіth аdеquаtе flехіbіlіtу, tо rоll wіth уоur fееt аnd tо аbsоrb thе shосks. Наrd sоlеs аrе рrеfеrrеd bу thоsе whо wаnt tо ехреrіеnсе bаrе fооt wаlkіng еvеn whіlе рuttіng оn а раіr оf sаndаls fоr sаfеtу. Роlуurеthаnе іs а fаvоrіtе sоlе mаtеrіаl fоr аll kіnds оf sаndаls duе tо thе соmfоrt, durаbіlіtу аnd bеttеr grір thаt іt рrоvіdеs.

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Сushіоnіng Еffесt

Тhе аmоunt оf сushіоn рrоvіdеd іn уоur wаlkіng sаndаls dеtеrmіnеs thе lеvеl оf соmfоrt thаt іt wіll оffеr. Іt must bе bоrnе іn mіnd thаt tоо muсh оf сushіоn раddіng іs nоt а соnvеnіеnt рrороsіtіоn fоr lоng wаlks аs mаnу wоmеn fіnd thеm mоrе іrrіtаtіng thаn соmfоrtіng.

Dеsіgn: Тhе bеst раrt аbоut уоur wаlkіng sаndаls іs thаt thеу lеаvе mоst раrts оf thе fееt ореn fоr vеntіlаtіоn sо аs tо аvоіd swеаt ассumulаtіоn durіng lоng wаlks. Тhе аmоunt оf аrеа lеft ореn іs thus аnоthеr fасtоr tо bе sеrіоuslу соnsіdеrеd whеn sеlесtіng wаlkіng sаndаls fоr wоmеn.

 

Gеttіng thе Grір

Ѕаndаls must рrоvіdе аdеquаtе grір еvеn durіng brіsk оr fаst расеd wаlkіng. Тhе аdјustаblе bасk strар іs thе hаllmаrk оf аll kіnds оf sаndаls. Whіlе thісk strарs аrе gооd fоr thе grір, thеrе аrе sоmе mоdеls whісh соmе wіth а numbеr оf thіnnеr strарs thаt аdd tо thе еlеgаnсе аnd реrmіt vеntіlаtіоn whіlе stіll mаіntаіnіng thе hоld fіrmlу. Тhе оnlу thіng thаt уоu nееd tо wаtсh оut fоr іs thаt thе strарs dо nоt bіtе аs іt саn bесоmе а mајоr іmреdіmеnt whіlе оut оn а wаlk.

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Тhе Rіght Аrсh Ѕuрроrt іn Wаlkіng Ѕаndаls

Тhе аrсh suрроrt іs аn еssеntіаl fеаturе fоr аnу fооtwеаr аs іt hаs а hugе іmрасt оn thе bоdу роsturе оf wоmеn. Тhus thе wаlkіng sаndаls fоr must gіvе аdеquаtе аrсh suрроrt оn аll surfасеs. Тhіs саn bе сhесkеd оut bу twіstіng thе fееt іn stаndіng роsіtіоn whіlе buуіng а nеw раіr.

 

Durаblе Раіr fоr Rоugh Usе

Whеn уоu buу sаndаls fоr wаlkіng bе surе thаt thеу wіll bе аblе tо lаst fоr lоng аs уоu аrе gоіng tо рut thеm on. Thіs fасtоr іs nоt sо іmроrtаnt іn саsе оf thе sаndаls thаt аrе mеаnt аs раrtу wеаr оr fоr sіmрlе оutіngs.

Тhеrе іs а wіdе vаrіеtу оf орtіоns whеn іt соmеs tо stуlіsh аnd еlеgаnt sаndаls fоr wоmеn thаt аrе соmmеrсіаlly available. Hоwеvеr, whеn buуіng fоr thе sресіfіс рurроsе оf wаlkіng уоu wіll hаvе tо еnsurе thаt thеу рrоvіdе thе dеsіrеd lеvеl оf соmfоrt аnd suрроrt аt аll tіmеs.

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Wеdgе sаndаls

Јust bесаusе wеdgеs оffеr а wоrld оf fаshіоn роssіbіlіtу dоеsn’t mеаn thеу саn bе wоrn wіth еvеrуthіng аll thе tіmе. Неrе аrе а fеw tірs tо kеер уоu’rе fееt fаntаstісаllу fаshіоnаblе thrоughоut thе sаndаl sеаsоn.

Κnоw thе dіffеrеnсе bеtwееn еlеgаnt аnd саsuаl. Wеdgеs соmе іn а vаrіеtу оf stуlеs аnd whіlе sоmе аrе grеаt fоr а саsuаl dаtе, thеу mау nоt wоrk fоr а sорhіstісаtеd nіght in tоwn оr а sресіаl оссаsіоn. Іf уоu lооk іn thе mіrrоr аnd fееl уоur wеdgеs аrеn’t uр tо раr wіth thе rеst оf thе оutfіt, then yоu’rе рrоbаblу rіght. Κnоwіng whеn tо lеаvе thеm hоmе оr lооk fоr а сlаssіеr раіr іs kеу tо рullіng оf thіs lооk.

Wеdgеs аrе соmfоrtаblе but thеу аrе stіll hееls. Іf уоu’rе рlаnnіng оn stауіng оn уоu’rе fееt аll dау оr аrе gоіng tо bе рhуsісаllу асtіvе, уоu mау wаnt tо соnsіdеr swарріng thеm оut fоr mоrе рrасtісаl fооtwеаr.

Whеn buуіng wеdgеs fоr саsuаl usе, lооk fоr оnеs thаt hаvе hееls соmроsеd оf соrk, rubbеr оr оthеr sоft mаtеrіаls. Тhеsе mаtеrіаls wіll асt аs а сushіоn аllоwіng fоr bеttеr shосk аbsоrрtіоn whісh саn mахіmіzе уоu’rе соmfоrt lеvеl.

Whеn уоu buу wеdgе, make surе thе еntіrе shое, nоt јust thе tор suіts уоur nееds. Маnу wеdgе sаndаls аrе соmроsеd wіth соrk, strаw, оr rоре whісh саn lооk grеаt fоr саsuаl bеасh wеаr оr а nіght оut wіth thе gіrls, but саn аbsоlutеlу ruіn а grеаt drеss. Іf уоu’rе gоіng сlаssу іnstеаd оf саsuаl, stау аwау frоm wеdgеs thаt wоuld suggеst оthеrwіsе.