Benefits of running

Benefits of running

 

Another “benefit post” you might say?

Well why not, since there are so many benefits to everything.

Today we will look at running since it is easy and fast (well compared to some other sports) and because I run a couple of days a week  I know a little about it 😉
Running

  • Boosts happiness because exercise releases a lot of endorphins
  • Strengthens immune system so you won’t get sick that easily
  • Helps weightless since running burns a lot of calories (around 400/hour if you run slooooow)
  • Physical strength because your muscles get used
  • Prevents high blood pressure since running helps the arteries get fit
  • Lessen the effects of asthma- helps strengthen lungs and bronchi
  • Helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level
  • Increase bone density. Running sends essential minerals to your bones
  • Boosts confidence since its easy to set goals and reach them
  • Better sleep since the body has and easier time to slow down afterwards
  • Increases brain power and mental functions
  • Gives you clearer skin since running stimulates blood circulations

 

This is some of the reasons I enjoy running (or at least enjoy when it is done).
For me I enjoy my runs more if I put on some good music and just give in to it.
Because I am a creative soul, I often fantasize meanwhile I listen to the music and run. It makes it more of a “daydream” and fun session while making running not only an exercise but also a creative process.
In your head, anything can happen, so why not let your thoughts loose while running (Remember to be aware of the traffic though 😉 )

 

A tip for you, that I also use, is to just get out there!
It doesn’t matter if I just run 2 km (2km is for me not much, since I KNOW that I can run 5 if I really want to. You just run what for you feel is a small trip, it could be like 500 meters or maybe 1km) the most important thing is to just go on that run.
The hardest part is always to get going, so telling yourself that it is “just” a small trip makes it easier to go on a run.
When you are used to running 2-3 times a week, it seems easier to run just a little longer, and at some point “just a little longer” ends up being far more than you thought you could! 😊

Safe runs everyone ❤

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time

 

Xoxo

Luna

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Deadpool nail art

Deadpool nail art

 

Who doesn’t love a superhero? Today we will make another pair of nerdy nails with one uhm… pretty special superhero. Deadpool, that is.

 

I’ve seen both the movies and they are so unique I could not miss to make Deadpool nail art

 

You’ll need:

  • Black nail polish
  • Red nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Dotting tool

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Start painting the town red- well at least your nails

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Now make some fancy Deadpool stripes on all fingers beside one- that one will be the mask- then take the chosen finger and paint on two diamond shapes for his mask with the dotting tool or the pen from the black polish

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Please give him some eyes too – just two dots would be fine

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And that’s all! Now you are ready to take over the world AND look good while doing it!

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PS: I know I missed my thumb, but it’s just like the three other fingers with stripes 🙂

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

Benefits of onions

Benefits of onions

 

Why onions you might ask?

Well, that’s because onions are easy and cheap to incorporate in your food.

 

And exactly WHAT is it good for? Well…

 

  • Promotes healthy digestion.
    Onions contains a fiber called inulin that helps your body maintain a good level of healthy bacteria in your body. Beside this there is natural ingredients in the onions that can help ease constipation
  • Helps keeping your bones healthy.
    A study has shown that women who ate onions regularly had 5% more bone mass than those who ate less, and another swiss study has found that a compound in white onions can reduce bone loss.
  • Onions might help against allergies and inflammation
    some nutrients in onions has been shown to help prevent inflammation. They might also help against allergies since they prevent the cells from releasing histamine. Beside this, onions can also help with opening and drain sinuses, and help reducing nasal congestion.
  • Might accelerate wound healing
    because they have a lot of antibiotic effects
  • Improve your immune system
    Onions contains a mineral called selenium that can stimulate immune function.
  • Improves sleep
    In onions we find prebiotics, which has been shown to improve sleep and reduce stress.
  • Onions can give an energy boost
    Some of the fibers in onions slows digestion and keeps energy levels stable. The inulin also helps maintain your stamina levels.
  • Helps to keep your skin healthy
    Since onions are packed with vitamins (A,C and E), your skin might stay beautiful forever (well kind of at least) because these contribute to skin health. These protect the skin from aging prematurely. Beside this, onions are a powerful antiseptic that can shield the skin from bacteria that cause issues.

 

 

As with everything else I talk about on here: REMEMBER: everything in moderation 😊

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

 

Pokemon nails

Pokemon nails

 

I absolutely adore pokemon and right now especially Pokemon GO (yes yes that might be a little geeky, but that’s just how I am)

 

So today, we’ll get a little nerdy with some quirky nails!

 

You’ll need

 

  • Red nail polish
  • Black nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Top coat
  • Dotting tool

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First paint your nail red, make sure the nail polish is dry before applying more nail polish.

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Afterwards paint about half the nail white- don’t worry about being messy, you can just clean it up afterwards with a cotton swab

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Paint a black stripe in the middle of the nail

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Use the dotting tool to make a black dot in the middle of the black stripe

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Now use the dotting tool to make a smaller dot in white, inside the black dot

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Finish with a top coat

 

That’s easy, huh? 😉

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

 

Homemade lip scrub

Homemade lip scrub

 

Ever feel like your lips need a little love and tenderness? Well you can give them some, and it’s cheap and incredible easy 😊

 

I gathered 5 different homemade recipes for lip scrubs, and they are all ready for you to choose from.
All five recipes are great for exfoliating and creating blood flow in your lips. Just take a little from the jar and rub it on your lips, then wash it off with warm water.
Which one you want to make is entirely up to you.
They can last up to 3 weeks stored in a cool and dry place, out of direct sunlight 😊
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Chocolate lip scrub
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  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla aroma
  • ½ teaspoon of honey

Just mix it all together in a small bowl and put it in a small container.
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Lip scrub with cinnamon
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  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar ( I know I also put cane sugar on the picture- that’s my bad)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon powder

Combine all in a small bowl and put in a small container.
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Honey lip scrub
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  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

Mix everything and put it in a small container
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Mint flavored lip scrub
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  • 1 tablespoon of petroleum jelly
  • 3 tablespoons of cane sugar
  • 1-2 centimeters of a scented and flavored lip balm (mine was mint, but you can use any kind you want)

Just put everything in a small bowl and mix them, then put it in a small container
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Lip scrub with licorice
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  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon of licorice essence

Mix all together in a small bowl, and put it in a small container
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For all of these recipes. If you don’t feel like using brown sugar but instead regular white sugar, just do it. Both the sugar and the oil can be replaced with another kind of sugar or oil.
Beside this, if you want the honey to be easier to work with (if you have a firm honey) just heat it for a few seconds in your microwave 🙂

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time! ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

Avocado toast with eggs

Avocado toast with eggs

 

For today, we’ll do something that has been a longe time since we did last!

 

Today will be a recipe for a healthy and easy meal! That is, Avocado toast with eggs!

 

You’ll need:

  • 1 avocado (I know there’s two on the picture, but I ended up only using one 🙂 )
  • 2 eggs
  • Bread (I used 2 pieces whole grain)
  • Salt and pepper

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I started toasting my bread and fried the eggs.

 

Afterwards I just cut the avocado, assemble everything on my bread and top it off with salt and pepper.

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And there you go! A healthy and easy meal!

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time! 🙂

 

Xoxo

Luna