Thursday, January 5, 2017
Although honey and cinnamon cannot magically melt the fat away, as some Internet sites say, there is a small amount of evidence behind the claims, and they may help you lose a small amount of weight when combined with a healthy diet. Consult your doctor before attempting any weight-loss diet, and don't rely on any food to be the "magic bullet" for weight loss.
*For more weight loss tips, including How to Lose Belly Fat or the 10 Best Foods to Eat to Lose Weight, scroll to the bottom of this article to learn more.
How to Use Honey and Cinnamon to Lose Weight
Honey and cinnamon as an aid to weight loss is a diet trend that has circled the Internet, reports WeWomen.com. It's a not a diet but a cleanse that consists of a beverage made with the two ingredients that you drink twice a day. Proponents of the diet say that it helps you lose weight and fat without having to starve yourself or restrict your intake.
The cleansing drink is simply a mixture of cinnamon and honey in a 1-to-2 ratio in water. To make the drink, put your cinnamon in a cup or bowl, add boiling water and allow it to steep for 30 minutes. Once the cinnamon water has cooled, mix in the honey.
Drink half the liquid on an empty stomach before bed and the rest when you wake up in the morning before you eat breakfast. Store the drink covered in the refrigerator overnight.
WeWomen.com reports that there's no evidence that the honey and cinnamon beverage can help you lose weight. But there is some evidence that, individually, cinnamon and honey may offer some assistance in your weight-loss efforts.
A 2008 study published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society found an improvement in body-fat percentage and lean body mass in a group of people with metabolic syndrome who were supplementing their diet with cinnamon. Their progress was compared to a control group.
Additionally, a study published in 2008 in the Scientific World Journal found that honey also helped promote a mild loss of body weight and fat in a group of obese people supplementing their diet with honey compared to a group supplementing their diet with sugar.
While these studies provide some evidence that cinnamon and honey may assist in weight loss, more research is necessary before valid claims can be made.
In addition to weight loss, honey and cinnamon offer other health benefits. The subjects in the 2008 cinnamon study also showed an improvement in blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Cinnamon may also help improve blood lipid levels, as well as reduce inflammation, according to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Honey is rich in a variety of nutrients including antioxidants, which help your body's fight against free radicals and may reduce your risk of chronic illness such as cancer. Honey also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help prevent infection. In addition, it may soothe a sore throat and help reduce a cough.
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center warns that you should take cinnamon with caution if you're taking blood thinners or glucose-lowering medication due to potential interactions. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to address concerns.
While honey offers some nutritional benefits, it is an added sugar and a source of calories. When trying to lose weight, calories from all sources count. Keep careful track of your overall intake, including those from your diet drink. The key to weight loss is eating fewer calories than your body needs.
How to Use Honey and Cinnamon to Lose Weight
We understand why you might want thinner thighs because that’s just what some women prefer while others love having thicker thighs!
That’s what makes life interesting. Our individuality and differences.
So in this post we will talk about how you can slim down your thighs so that you get those long, shapely legs!
We are going to show you a thinner thigh workout that will help to trim fat off your inner and outer thigh area.
With proper diet, workouts and consistency you’re bound to see results.
But before we move on to the workouts a few things must be pointed out.
How to Get Thinner Thighs ( 2017 killer Routine )
Whether you inherited it from your mother or losing weight has left you with a flat and tiny tush, you secretly may be hoping for a fuller, shapelier bottom. It's time to step up your strength-training routine. Just like hiking and running hills, these 11 moves will build, sculpt, and lift your glutes in no time! And here are some beauty tips to help your toned tush look even smoother.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Ever thought that Michelle Obama's strong, sculpted arms could come in handy while cranking out push ups in boot camp or holding your plank in yoga? Us too. It turns out that getting guns like MObama just takes the right kind of moves — and, hallelujah, they don't include endless bicep curls.
"For nice, muscular arms all over, you actually want moves that will get multiple parts of your body involved, which will help boost muscle, shed fat and increase calorie burn," says Naeemah Brown, fitness manager and trainer at the Reebok Sports Club New York. She created this super easy arm toning workout exclusively for Bustle. Add these moves to your workout regimen, and you'll have an envy-worthy upper body in no time.
1. 60-Second Jab Cross
Grab a pair of two to five pound dumbbells. With one weight in each hand, raise hands to the height of your jaw, one on each side of the face. Hold your elbows close to your sides. Set a stopwatch at 60 seconds and begin throwing constant alternating punches in front of you. "You'll want to get a full range of motion without overextending, so be careful not to lock out at the elbow joint," says Brown. Rest for 30 seconds and do another round.
2. Elbows to Palms
Get into a plank position with your forearms on the floor. Elbow should be directly in line with your shoulder joints. Keeping your hips parallel to the floor and without shifting your weight, lift one arm off of the floor, place that palm directly under the shoulder on that side, and straighten the arm by pressing the palm into the floor. Follow with the other arm so you end up in push up position. Drop the first arm back down to the starting position, then the second. Alternate the starting arm and do eight reps with each starting arm.
3. Jump Rope
You heard right. This grade school favorite will not only amp up your heart rate, it's a great move for shoulders. "To get your arms involved, extend them further for larger circles," says Brown. Do two 60-second rounds, with 30 seconds of rest in between.
4. Inworm Push Up
With the feet hip-width apart, bend the knees and squat parallel to the floor. Reach the hands down toward the floor in front of you and walk them out to a plank position. Then drop down into a push up. Walk the hands back up after the push up and return to the squatting position, then the standing position. Repeat 10 times.
5. Tricep Kick Back
Stand with your knees bent, leaning slightly forward with a straight back, arms at your sides. Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Raise one elbow behind you so that the upper arm is parallel to the floor, then extend the forearm back until the entire arm is straight behind you, rotating the palm so that it is facing the ceiling. Bring the forearm forward again. Do 10 to 12 reps with a challenging weight, then switch arms and repeat. "You can also use a resistance band with this exercise, for the same results," says Brown. Simply stand on a band with one end in each hand, feet shoulder width apart. Raise one elbow behind you so that the upper arm is parallel to the floor, then extend the arm fully behind you, still holding one end of the band in each hand. Bring the forearm forward again. Complete the same sequence as with the dumbbell.
6. Band Rotation Press
Stand on a resistance band with one end in each hand, feet shoulder width apart. Keeping the chest up, bend knees into a quarter squat to start. Still holding the band, press one hand up above head, arm fully extended. Then, rotate the arm across the body to the opposite side, down across legs and back up, ending with the arm straight overhead. That's one rep. Return to start, with both arms down and repeat on the other arm. Do a total of 12 rotations.
7. Front Side Raise
Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand hip width apart. Raise left arm in front of you, holding the weight vertically. At the same time, raise the right arm out to your right with the palm facing down, weight horizontal. Return to your start position. Do 20 reps, alternating arms for each rep.
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Winter, spring, summer, fall – it’s always a good time for leaner legs! Just when you think you can put the shorts away and forget about them, out come the jeans that might not slide up as quickly as you’d like. Well, then time to get at it! Let’s create something a little leaner, stronger, and get rid of some of that extra “stuff’ on the outer edge that we don’t like so much!
This workout gives you five great exercises that will tone and tighten your thighs. Combine this five minute routine three days a week with two to three days of cardio a week and clean eating, and you’ll be ready for lean jeans and short shorts in no time!
Plié Leg Lift
A) Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder distance apart and toes turned out. Bend knees and lower torso into a plié while keeping your back straight.
B) Squeeze your glutes and inner thighs and come to standing while lifting one leg out to the side. This works the outer thigh muscles. Then return to your plié and repeat on the other side.
Perform 12 per side – thats 24 total!
A) Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder distance apart, toes turned out, and lift your heels into releve.
B) Bend at the knees lowering torso, keeping your back straight, and abs tight. Squeeze glutes and straighten legs to return to starting position.
Perform 15-20 reps.
A) Start on all fours with one leg extended long on mat.
B) Lift the extended leg up towards the ceiling engaging the hamstrings and glutes, then lower to the floor.
Perform 15 reps and then do 15 reps on the other leg.
Single Leg Hamstring
A) Lie on back with bent knees hip distance apart, and feet flat on mat stacked under the knees. Extend one leg long towards the ceiling.
B) Squeeze glutes and lift hips off the mat into a bridge. Lower and lift the hips then repeat on other side.
Perform 12-15 reps per side.
A) Begin on all fours.
B) Using the outer thigh muscles and glutes lift one knee out and up keeping your knee bent at a 90-degree angle. Lower your leg and repeat.
Perform 12-15 reps on each leg.
Five minutes and you’re done!
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