Monday, May 22, 2023

Petition to Stop the Killing of Dogs and Cats in Yulin


Photo credit: Humane Society International 

Animal welfare is a huge passion of ours here at HealthandBeautyGirl. It pains us to hear that the annual Yulin cat and dog meat trade is still ongoing. 

It's difficult to even read about what happens to these helpless animals, so without going into the horrific details, we want to share with you The Humane Society's letter and link to sign the petition to help put an end to this barbaric practice once and for all. It's quick and easy to sign your name and be a voice for these animals that cannot help themselves. 

From the Humane Society International:

The annual “Lychee and dog meat festival” in Yulin, China is fast-approaching, and animals need your voice to end cruelty like this.

Act Now

After being snatched from the streets or someone’s backyard, the journey to slaughterhouses is horrendous for these animals. They are crammed on top of each other and transported in trucks on journeys often lasting for days. They’re deprived of food and water in the unforgiving heat. Those who survive have an agonizing wait. When their turn comes, iron tongs clamp around their neck as each dog is violently pulled from the slaughter pen and beaten to death for someone’s meal.

This is not a hopeless cause, and compassionate animal advocates like you—in China and around the world—are the reason why. Thanks to public outcry and the efforts of Chinese activists, including our partner group, this event has shrunk in size each year, with fewer animals suffering and dying for meat. What’s more, thanks to your support, we're making great strides in banning the dog meat trade across Asia—including in numerous cities and regencies in Indonesia—and we're making strides toward an end to dog meat misery in South Korea and Viet Nam.

Please urge for an end to this slaughter and put an end to the cat and dog meat trade. Add your name here

Thank you for your help in putting an end this brutal and dangerous dog and cat meat trade! 



Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Healthy Foods To Eat To Live To 120 Years


Advancements in medicine and technology have increased the average lifespan in many parts of the world. However, with lifestyle changes, it is now possible to live beyond 100 years. Many individuals are interested in living a long, healthy life, and the first step towards achieving this is through nutrition. This article explores some of the foods to eat to live to 120 years.

  1. Vegetables and Fruits: Vegetables and fruits are essential components of a healthy diet. They contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber that are necessary for optimal health. The antioxidants in fruits and vegetables help to protect the body from oxidative stress caused by free radicals, which can lead to chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. It is recommended to eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits every day.

  2. Whole Grains: Whole grains are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain complex carbohydrates that provide energy and help regulate blood sugar levels. The category of whole grains encompasses whole wheat, brown rice, oats, quinoa, and barley.. They should be eaten in place of refined grains such as white bread and pasta.

  3. Legumes: Legumes, such as beans, lentils, and chickpeas, are a great source of protein and fiber. They also contain vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and potassium. Legumes have been linked to lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

  4. Nuts and Seeds: Seeds and nuts contain rich levels of protein, healthy fats, and fiber. They also contain vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E and magnesium. Eating nuts and seeds has been associated with a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases.

  5. Fish: Fish is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain and heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and dementia. It is recommended to eat at least two servings of fish every week, including oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines.

  6. Fermented Foods: Fermented foods, such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi, are rich in probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that live in the gut. Probiotics have been linked to improved digestion, a stronger immune system, and a lower risk of chronic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.

  7. Herbs and Spices: Herbs and spices, such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, and cinnamon, have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. They can also add flavor to meals without adding salt or sugar.

  8. Water: Water is essential for life, and it is important to drink enough water every day to stay hydrated. It is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water every day.

  9. Healthy Fats: While unhealthy fats should be avoided, healthy fats are an essential part of a balanced diet. These include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, found in foods such as avocados, olive oil, nuts, and seeds. These fats have been linked to lower rates of heart disease, improved brain function, and a reduced risk of some types of cancer.

  10. Green Tea: Green tea is rich in antioxidants, especially a type called catechins, which have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Drinking green tea has also been associated with improved brain function and a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

It's important to note that while these foods are associated with a longer, healthier life, they should be consumed as part of a balanced diet. It's also essential to limit or avoid unhealthy foods, such as processed and fried foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of red and processed meats.

In addition to a healthy diet, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress, and getting enough sleep are all crucial for maintaining optimal health. By making lifestyle changes and incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine, you can increase your chances of living a long, healthy life and enjoying all that life has to offer.

Matt Cook Healthy to 120 One Food to Eat concept emphasizes incorporating one food into your daily diet for optimal health. Avocado is an excellent choice for this, as it is rich in healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. By incorporating avocados into your daily diet, you can experience numerous health benefits and improve your overall health and longevity.


                                                        

A collaboration with Taylor Snow

Monday, May 1, 2023

How To Get A Healthy Summer Tan Instantly | St Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted

I've never been a fan of how heavy or full coverage makeup looks on me, so I have always veered towards products with sheer, light coverage. I also love to add some colour to my face so I look healthy instead of having that pale and pasty dead look, which may look good on some people, but I'm not one of them. I always need to add some colour to my face, and since I always protect my face from the sun these days, I rarely have a natural tan, so I reach for St. Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted for an instant sun-kissed look.

I've been using St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Tinted Moisturizer and Primer for years now. I love it all year round but especially in the Spring and Summer. It gives my pale skin a sheer wash of colour for a healthy sun-kissed look. And, it's not only a tinted moisturizer, it's also a gradual tanner AND primer all in one. I love multi tasking products like this!


About:
  • 4-in-1 tint, tan, nourish and prime.
  • For an instant hint of sheer skin-perfecting coverage with a buildable sun-kissed glow that develops over 4-8 hours.
  • Formulated with non pore-blocking ingredients, this nourishing face primer is an ideal base for makeup or a no makeup look.
  • Take the edge off of dull or tired looking skin, with a hint of tint that lasts.
  • Apply to face and decolletage everyday or so for a hydrating and natural looking, golden tan that lasts for days. Be sure to wash hands afterwards.
  • Ultra-lightweight, refreshing and non-sticky.
  • 100% vegan-friendly

The product comes in an easy to dispense squeeze-y tube. Although the color is pretty dark, it's so sheer that it can work on most skintones, from very fair to darker skinned gals and guys.

I need less than pea sized amount to cover my face and neck. I blend it out over my moisturizer using my finger tips and add more as needed. My face instantly looks like I have a healthy, natural tan without the harmful rays of the sun, and I can control the intensity by adding as much or as little as I like.

I actually wish it came in a smaller sized bottle because I use so little of it that I rarely finish the 50ml bottle before it expires.

Before applications  (please ignore cat scratches.  Lol) 

Use a small amount initially, and add more until you reach your desired look.

After blending out a small amount

Once blended out with my finger tips, I follow up with whatever makeup I'm in the mood for. Lately, I've been reaching for cream blush and bronzer with a tinted lip balm, some mascara and I'm done. Even if I just use this plus mascara and a tinted lip balm, it makes me feel more put together and better about how I look and feel. 

I love how quickly and easily this product gives me that tanned, healthy look, and you can still see my skin through it, so it always looks very natural. 

If you are looking for a quick and simple way to get a healthy Summer glow, I highly recommend your give St Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted a try!

                                                                

Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Hidden Secret of Looking Fabulous: Cosmolle Activewear

Are you looking to look fabulous while wearing activewear? Then you should give
Cosmolle’s activewear sets range the opportunity to show how amazing all of their
pieces are. They are a brand that has mainly focused on the most comfortable bras and
underwear.

Cosmolle is a brand that is pushing the limits on what we call eco-friendly. This is why
their textile of choice when it comes to their famous underwear is collagen polyamide
yarn. For those, who are not familiar with it, this is are biomimetic fibers that have a
unique coating of collagen that is permanent.

When this yarn gets weaved together then they create the signature buttery soft
luxurious fabric that is an important characteristic of Cosmolle. And thanks to this
fabric, you are also caring about your skin, not only with collagen but also amino acids
and antioxidants, improving skin’s elasticity and keeping it hydrated.

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But as we mentioned before, they mainly focus on underwear but they also have an activewear sets range that has great yoga suits. This range has exponentially grown since they launched it and now has not only sets but also separate pieces so you can mix and match them as you want without having to be tied to one specific size or color.

The top has a versatile but also classic scoop neckline that you can style with various clothes, and also have thumb holes that will help to keep the sleeves in their place. Besides the back has a ruched seam that will provide the butt with a very natural lifting effect. Its light-impact design will offer you support while you are exercising while the edge-bonded panels will provide a lot of comforts.


If it’s winter time, we would highly recommend you to get their long sleeve legging set. This set is not only buttery soft but will keep you comfortable and dry while you work out, thanks to its eco-comfy performance fabric made of recycled nylon. It is also moisture-wicking, breathable, and stretchy and will feel like a second skin.

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They also have the sports bra and shorts set. This one can be the perfect choice for warmer weather. Also made with eco-comfy fabric made of recycled nylon, the fabric makes it feel like a second skin to you. It has a sculpting performance that provides a built-in lift for the booty. The V-neck at the chest will enhance the shockproof effect and will also support the chest. Its racer-back fit makes it very versatile.

Like their other set, it also is breathable, stretchy, and moisture-wicking. The buttery soft performance fabric will keep you comfortable and dry while you work out. And can be worn to work from home or lounge around it, be on the move, or at the yoga studio.


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The following are separate pieces that you can mix and match to create your own personalized sets, with what makes you feel more comfortable and happy. Their seamless sports bra will provide minimalist support and was tailored to offer you the most precise support. The fabric is breathable and eco-friendly too. All of this ensures comfort and you can wear it with any look. The light to medium support it offers makes it a great option to wear either on the street or in the studio. It has crisscross straps that are adjustable, removable bra cups and the fabric is 4-way stretched.



And finally, their crossover shorts, which are seamless and also made with fabric that will feel like a second skin and were made with eco-friendly fabric. It will prevent camel to occur thanks to the lack of a front seam. The contouring panels in areas like the leg and glute provide contouring and the back scrunch V seam that will enhance your curves.

 

A collaboration with Cosmolle Activewear
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