Ways to Deal with Your Smoking Teen

Teenagers are at that stage where they are most impressionable and prone to peer influence and pressure. They want to fit in. And if they see smoking as a way to do that, they would try it without a second thought. Unless you are a teacher who works at the same school your teen goes to, you cannot really keep an eye on him at all times and see what he’s up to. Even if you are, you cannot latch yourself onto your teen all the time since you also have things to do. If you are like most parents who only want the best for their child in terms of health and wellbeing, you probably want to prevent and stop your teen from smoking. Here’s how you can do it without resorting to nagging like a broken record:

1.Get proof before moving in on your kid.

As weird as it sounds, your teen may keep his smoking from you due to respect. Accusing him outright of smoking will only make him more secretive – who knows what other jinks he could get himself into? The best way to broach the topic is to get some proof. His clothes are likely to smell of smoke. You can also search for proof in his room under the pretext of cleaning up. Lighters and cigarettes are proof enough that he smokes. Do not be bothered about privacy issues, it’s your house; you pay the mortgage. Besides, his health is of higher value than privacy. If you get wind of a party and your kid goes, you can pass by the house and see if he’s smoking.

Smoking Teen

2.Set aside personal talk time with your teen.

Do not make the mistake of berating your teen in public. He’s more likely to be defensive and walk away. Set a time and date for both of you to talk. While it’s better if you talk at home, you can also set your talk at a place that’s special for both of you. Do not ask him if he smokes; both of you already know the answer to that. Tell him that you know about his smoking; that you saw him at the party, smelled his clothes, or found that pack and lighter in his room. Proceed to tell him that you want him to quit and that you’ll help him. Be firm but kind in getting his commitment.

3.Schedule a doctor visit.

You can cite statistics of smoking-related deaths or diseases, but your teen may dismiss these. He’s at that stage where he thinks that nothing bad is going to happen to him or is happening to him. For both of your benefits, schedule a visit to your family doctor. He or she is more equipped at handling issues of teen smoking and can competently explain to your teen the possible consequences of his actions. If your teen has been smoking for a several months or years, quitting the habit may not be easy. Talk to the doctor for possible smoking cessation aids that your teen may use.

4.Show your teen encouragement and support.

Simple things like reminding your teen to take his anti-smoking meds, watching his game, or attending his recital will show him that he has you on his side. Build your teen’s confidence by a show of encouragement and support. A confident teen is less likely to succumb to peer pressure about smoking.

5.Reiterate your trust in your teen.

Do not let teen smoking get in the way of your relationship with your kid. Everybody commits mistakes, so now it’s time for both of you to move on. Do not remind him often of his smoking. Instead, show him that you trust him to make the right choices this time around. If you are a smoker, now is the best time to quit. Nothing is better than leading by example.


Most Effective Exercises To Get Ideal Abdomen Shape

Have a lovely and flat stomach is the desire of every woman in this world. Identical flat stomach with sexy, beautiful and seductive. In terms of health, a strong stomach will help balance the body so as to prevent lower back injury and form good posture. Because it is very important to do abdominal exercises consistently (10-15 minutes, 4-5 times per week). In addition to getting a beautiful body shape, you also will maintain overall body health.

Get a flat stomach

The main secret of getting a flat stomach, shapely and muscular is degan treat the whole body as one complete unit. Therefore, do not be surprised if you have done hundreds of times but the stomach exercises flat stomach you dream never get. Because in reality, the abdominal muscles is not the biggest muscle in the body. That is, the body does not burn too many calories when you do abdominal exercises.

flat stomach

The secret of getting abdominal muscles that look toned and shaped is to do exercise to burn extra calories to lose body fat. Effective type of exercise is the path, cycling, swimming and jogging because this type of exercise involving the lower body, particularly muscles in the pelvic area, buttocks (area of ??greatest muscle and burn the most calories), thigh and calf. Burn more calories tantamount to burn more fat. Exercises for back and shoulder strength also helps speed up the metabolism is very important in the effort to reduce levels of body fat.

In essence, your abdominal muscles will tighten and be obvious if the levels of fat in the body low. Routines in the lower body exercise can help you shape the stomach.

Most people would do sit ups to reduce fat in the abdomen. But do not be surprised, because a study showed that sit ups are not the best exercise to get flat stomach and strong. Here are 3 most effective exercises to get ideal abdomen shape :

Bicycle maneuver :

Bicycle maneuver

1. Lie with your back flat on the floor, with knees bent and feet flat on the floor.

2. Place each hand on the side of the head with your fingers just behind the ear.

3. Encourage your lower back into the floor to straighten the curved part of the body and hold.

4. Lift your knees up to form a 45 degree angle and slowly move your legs like a bicycle pedal.

5. Touch your left elbow to right knee and right elbow to left knee in a slow and controlled movement and by extending each leg every do loop.

6. Breathe in flat throughout exercise.

7. Perform 20-30 repetitions (up to 3 sets).

Captains Chair :

Captains Chair

1. Sit on a chair and hold the seat or the handle of the chair to stabilize the upper body.

2. Emphasize your back towards the back of the chair and contract the abdomen to lift both legs and raise your knees toward your chest.

3. Do not arch your back and remember to breathe gently and slowly.

4. Then lower slowly and repeat 12-16 times.

Crunch on exercise ball (the ball) :

Crunch on exercise ball

1. Lie face up with putting the ball under the back of the middle or lower back.

2. Put hand in front of the chest or place it on the back of the head.

3. Contract your stomach to pull the body down the ball, by pulling the base ribs down toward your hips.

4. When youre curled up, keep it for the ball to remain stable (you should not roll over).

5. Lower back down, tense your stomach muscles, and repeat up to 12-16 times.

Do this exercise regularly, then you will get a wonderful shape of the abdomen. Do not despair so easily?

Start your day off right with breakfast

Don’t skip breakfast! Start the day off right.

Don’t skip breakfast

The important of breakfast

You know how mom used to always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, guess what? She was right! When it comes to realizing that breakfast is the fuel that keeps us running throughout the day, you’ll be surprised to know how your body can change if you take the time to eat this important meal. Here are some tips about the importance of breakfast, some alternatives for the anti-breakfast crowd and exercises.

So, why do we do it? Sometimes its easier to skip breakfast. Youre in a rush, youd prefer to sleep a little later rather than prepare a meal, or its so hectic getting the kids off, or whatever your particular situation…you just cant seem to make the effort or find the time.

Chances are if you plan to skip a meal, especially if you want to lose weight. This is going to backfire on you because skipping meals almost always leads us to overeating. This is especially true in the case of breakfast. Suppose the last meal you ate before going to sleep was 8 p.m. last night and it’s 7 or 8 hours later. If you didnt eat lunch until noon today, thats fourteen or so hours that have passed. Your body is screaming out, Give me some help here I’m starving.”

If you dont eat something in the morning, you are literally forcing yourself into running on empty. By mid-morning, a lot of us grab a cup of coffee or wolf down a sugary candy or protein bar to wake us up again. This might work for a few minutes, but by lunch time we are hungry, irritable and a bit more prone to making unhealthy choices again.

Skipping breakfast is a common strategy for losing weight, but not a smart one. Many people believe that they will lose weight if they skip meals, but this isn’t true; the body expects to be refueled a few times a day, starting with a healthy breakfast. Actually eating breakfast is GOOD for losing weight.

The fuel that keeps our motors running is glucose. Your brain and your nervous system need glucose to work: that means walking, speaking, stretching, typing any activity requires this fuel. If you dont supply it, your system resorts to finding stored carbohydrates or it tries to turn fat into glucose. Why put your body through all this? Instead, do what your mom used to say and eat that breakfast!

But theres a problem. If you dont like traditional breakfast foods, dont worry! There are alternatives that you may not have considered! For example, have you ever considered a homemade protein and fruit shake? You’ll consume much less sugar and have the boost you need for the morning. Another option worth considering is to try splitting your breakfast up into two smaller meals. Eat a hard boiled egg at home and an hour or two later, take a break from work and snack on a piece of fruit and a handful of healthy nuts.

Personally I have found that preparation is key. Try to think tonight what you plan to eat in the morning, you’ll be happy that you started you day off right and notice how much better you’ll feel throughout the morning and the rest of the day when you don’t skip breakfast. If you plan often enough it will become habit…a good habit.

Do I Exercise Before Breakfast to Burn More Fat?

The answer is not necessarily, because even though you will burn more fat on an empty stomach, ultimately this will probably make little difference because your energy intake and expenditure and metabolism balances out, more or less, over the 24-hour period. What really matters is your total energy intake and expenditure, that is, how much you eat and how much you exercise and move in general.

However, how much meal timing manipulation could help with fat loss is not certain. One thing that seems clear is that people who eat breakfast maintain weight better and lose fat quicker, so don’t skip breakfast.

Post One Weight Loss

To lose weight you have to be in the right frame of mind. You have to eat the right foods and train hard and avoid temptations such as ice cream and puddings. You need to do some form of training like running, swimming or sports like tennis or football and keep very active during the day.

healthy food groups

Food groups that are good for that will help you shed some weight are foods such as: rice, potatos, sweet potatos, pasta, brown rice, tuna, fish like salmon and cod, turkey, chicken breast meat, beef, pork and you can also try turkey mince, I like it.

You will need to eat healthy fat such as almonds, fish oils, fish, coconut oil and other nuts and oils such as olive oil. Healthy fats are good for repairing you muscles on your body for when you have fininshed your workout. This will give your body a boost in rapair and more energy.

Gym training can also include weight training, which is good for losing weight aswell as building lean muscle. You can burn fat while you train with weights and at the same time your toning up your muscles.

The important thing to remember is not to over train, this is so important and you must not over train or you will burn out. I recommend you only train around three times a week and Monday, Wednesday and Friday is a good place to start. Only train for one hour at the most and you wont go far wrong.

You can use training machines like the Sole e25 elliptical training machine for losing weight fast and fitness training. They are very good for doing low impact training workouts and so you wont get joint damage to your knees and shins. They are a good alternative to running and you can do it in the comfort of your own home.

healthy food

So if you want to know how to lose weight, get fit and feel fantastic and healthy then you should start training with an elliptical trainer and the Sole e25 trainer is the best in my opinion. You will not go far wrong with this one. Sole is a very good company and has been around for a while now.

The e25 has its own sound system and a screen you can monitor your work and get the best training you need to lose weight.

Good luck in your weight loss plan.