Jan 23


By Brian Davis | healthy

Environmental factors, lifestyle habits, and diet greatly affect our skin condition. There are plenty of cosmetics and skin care products that may provide protection and care for our skin, but the key to having a natural and healthy glow may be found in your kitchen.

What to eat to achieve natural glow

  1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, an antioxidant which has amazing anti-ageing properties. Lycopene in tomatoes may also lower an acne-promoting hormone, and may also defend our skin from UV rays.

Tomatoes are also packed with Vitamin C which is vital for collagen production.

Tip: Aside from eating tomatoes, you can also apply the pulp or juice directly on your skin to activate the lycopene benefits; and may also help tighten pores and prevent pimples.

  1. Avocados

Avocados contain poly- and monounsaturated fatty acids which hydrate and guard your skin from sun damage.

Eating avocados will give your body a lot of skin protecting antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, lutein, and beta-carotene which help protect against the damage of free radicals.

Tip:  The avocado pit is rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, and instead of throwing away, you can dry and grind them up and it can be used as face mask and exfoliant.

  1. Green tea

Green tea fights acne by lowering levels of acne-producing hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

This drink contains cathecins, an antioxidant which prevents premature aging.

Tip: The recommended dose is three to five cups daily to gain the full benefits for your skin. It also contains caffeine; overconsumption leads to dehydration which may have the opposite effects on skin health.

  1. Berries

Anthocyanin, the pigment present in berries, is a powerful antioxidant which helps your body fight off blemishes and also helps boost the strength of collagen fibers.

Berries such as blueberries are also a great source of prebiotics which help alleviate inflammation-induced skin conditions.

Tip: Berries can be used as an anti-aging mask. Just mash a handful of berries with a spoonful of honey and apply the mask onto skin for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.

  1. Dark leafy greens

Dark leafy greens like Kale and Spinach are loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K which help repair skin tissues, prevent free radical damage and enhance the skin’s glow.

These vegetables have high water content which helps keep skin cells hydrated and look radiant.

Tip:  You can drink spinach juice with other vegetable juices daily for effective skin healing.

You can make a face mask by blending spinach with little water and applying it on your face for 20 minutes for clearing up acne.

  1. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is packed with powerful antioxidants known as flavonols which can protect skin against sun-induced damage, improve skin’s blood flow, and increase skin density and hydration. Regular consumption helps you achieve smooth, fair, and problem-free complexion.

Tip:  When buying chocolates, look for cocoa content of seventy percent. The beneficial flavonoids give dark chocolate a slightly bitter taste and high quality chocolate must be smooth and not grainy. If the chocolate bar tastes too sweet, it’s possible the flavonoid content is diminished.

Dec 26

Natural Ways to Lose Weight

By Brian Davis | Uncategorized

Fat is used to store energy. All other kinds of nutrients like carbs, proteins also provide energy, and this energy is measured on calories. Our body uses this reserve of energy and any excess unused in stored in the form of fat. When we consume more than we require, this gets stored as fat. To lose weight, therefore, we must expend more energy than we take in. So, when we start exercising, we are converting the stored fat to energy. This is basically what happens when we talk about losing weight. But each one of us isn’t same. Some of us have better metabolism and do better at losing weight.

While the most basic rule of losing weight is exercising and eating right, there are other things we can do that will aid the process.


1. Green tea – Consume green tea – it has antioxidants and has been shown to aid weight loss. It has caffeine, catechins, and theanine. Caffeine gives an overall boost to the system, while catechins is an antioxidant and theanine is an amino acid. Add ginger to your green tea for added effect. If you need your tea to be sweet, add honey. Avoid milk and sugar.

2. Make cinnamon tea – There are studies that have been conducted, and the debate goes on. But we still believe that having cinnamon can’t really have any adversary effect. So, why not? Add cinnamon to your tea.

3. Dandelion and Peppermint – These two keep the liver healthy. The liver is an important organ in the body. It helps the body detox. The liver has cells that break down fat and turn them into usable energy. It has several other functions that are good for the body but as far as weight loss is concerned, it plays an important role and both dandelion and peppermint stimulate the production of bile. You can grow both of them in the garden in your backyard to be sure that they are free of chemicals.

4. Sage is good for you – These herbs are good for the body. They don’t just make sense to some recipes they are good for weight loss too. Grow some in your garden or use some dried ones. Add them to boiling water and let steep for 4-5 minutes. It will help de-stress. Cortisol is released when under stress and it is a hormone that leads to fat storage in the body.

5. Stick to a routine. Create a routine first and then stick to it. Keep doing things regularly on time and over time it will become your habit. This habit formation is important so that it is hardwired into your brain and that is when it becomes easy. Losing weight will require you to stick to your exercising routine, eating time and doing a few things on time daily.

6. Drink water – Keep your self-hydrated. It’s no use trying to skimp on water. Drink up to 8 glasses a day.

Nov 28

How You Can Use Fitness And Nutrition To Get A Bigger Butt

By Brian Davis | Fitness&Nutrition

In the past, a large butt was something that many women wanted to avoid. In recent years, however, that has started to change. Now, a larger bottom is a trait that many women want to have. Some women have even used surgical procedures to get the kind of butt that they desire, but now days there are plenty of pieces of great fitness equipment that can help you easily achieve these goals with just a little hard work.

My favorite company for making this dream a reality is Bowflex. They are by far the industry leader when it comes to affordable fitness equipment and I can tell you personally that they offer some pretty amazing stuff. If you’re looking for a cardio workout, along with great glute building workouts then check out the bowflex machines including the Max Trainer or their TreadClimber. Both machines offer great backside benefits, but they’ll also give you a cardio workout that is essential to building lean muscle.


If you want a large behind, you should know that you don’t need to go under the knife. Instead, you can work to get a bigger and more shapely butt with fitness and nutrition. Here are a few more tips that you should consider when looking to add backside mass.

Here’s what you need to do if you want to get a bigger butt:

Eat More Protein

If you want to bulk up your butt, you are going to need to consume more protein. Protein is essential when it comes to building muscle.

Try to find healthy sources of lean protein; they’ll help you to sculpt your butt the way that you want to. Try to eat about 250 grams of protein each day; this will allow you to achieve your goals.

Start A Workout Plan

Exercise is essential when it comes to improving the look of your butt. There are two different types of exercise you will want to focus on: cardio exercise and strength training.

Cardio exercise will help you to burn fat. When you do a lot of cardio, you can slim down the rest of your body, which will allow your bottom to stand out. In addition, cardio exercises will help to ensure that your new butt has a more attractive appearance. No one wants a butt full of cellulite!

Strength training will help you to add muscle to your behind. This is what will help you make your butt larger than it was in the past.

Squats Are Your Best Friend

If a large butt is your goal, you’re going to have to get used to doing squats. This simple exercise is the number-one way to build the size of a butt.

Ideally, you should be doing squats at least 4 days a week. You should try to be exercising 6 days a week. Give yourself one day off of exercise a week; this will help your muscles to rest and recover.

Be Prepared For Bigger Thighs

You can’t grow your bottom and your bottom alone. If you are going to work to bulk up your butt, you should know that you are also going to be bulking up your thighs.

With that said, you shouldn’t be overly concerned about the way your thighs are going to look. If you are also focusing on cardio, your thighs will look very toned. You will look absolutely amazing in shorts or a swimsuit.

Getting a bigger butt takes a lot of work, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. You don’t need surgery to get an enhanced bottom; this is something that you can achieve on your own. If you’re willing to work hard, you’ll get the kind of butt that you want.




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Sep 10

Bride’s and Groom’s Guide for Wedding Day Fitness

By Brian Davis | Fitness&Nutrition

Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day, but who has time for trips to the gym? Finally, there is an easy-to-follow, no hassle, fitness plan for brides and grooms to ensure they look their best on their wedding days — and it takes just a few minutes, a few days a week.

Perform these four exercises, three non-consecutive days per week one after the other, resting after the last exercise for 90-seconds before attempting your second and then third sets. If you do this consistently up to your wedding day, you will look and feel your very best!


1.Work from your inside out

Perform exercises requiring your transverse abdominus (your deepest abdominal muscle) like the abdominal prone hold (1 of over 45 exercises coached on Number One Me) – supporting yourself over the floor from your forearms and toes. Try to hold for 60-seconds, twice, three times per week. Working your interior girdle like this will begin to tighten you up all-over!

312Goal: Increase inner core strength (transverse abdominus), pelvic stability, low back strength; mental toughness


Lying face down on ground (prone), support your entire body in this ‘prone’ position hovering your body over the floor supported only from your forearms and toes; DO NOT ALLOW YOUR LOW BACK TO DIP; focus on drawing your belly button in towards your spine; hold this position for up to 60 seconds.

new-lunges-022.Get your legs and butt buffed with lunges

There is no piece of equipment that will tone and shape that lower body like this granddaddy callisthenic.

Goal:   Strengthen the low-body (hips, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, ankles); to improve balance


Standing with feet parallel and with both arms relaxed at sides; looking up to where the wall meets the ceiling. Inhale while stepping the right foot forward approximately 3 feet making sure the right heel touches the floor first. Your right thigh should be parallel to the floor. Do not allow the left knee to rest on the floor your right knee to extend over your toes. Exhale while pushing the right foot from the floor, bringing both arms overhead and returning to your starting position. Repeat to left leg.  Repeat for 15 repetitions (1 repetition for each side = 1 full repetition).

3.Shape your arms, shoulders and chest with push-ups

If you need to start from your knees and work to your toes. Push-ups will not only develop your triceps and make those shoulders look great in your strapless; you’ll also effectively work that transverse abdominus again!

Goal:   Strengthen the chest (pectorals), shoulders (deltoids), upper arm (triceps); increase pelvic stability (transverse abdominus)



From the prone (face down) position on the floor; maintain a neutral spine with your head up supporting your body from your hands with extended arms under chest and on feet (toes) (Plank position). Inhale while lowering the body until upper arms are parallel to floor and then exhale while returning to start (maintaining slight flex in both elbows). Continue for 15-repetitions.

Henricksonwedding.com has been into a wedding-fitness business for over 10 years and we can proudly say that all our customers were more than satisfied, praising us and proving our professionalism with nothing but a great results.  We prepare you for your best day of your life!

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