Pros and Cons of a Healthy Lifestyle

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Pros and Cons of a Healthy Lifestyle
by David Junno Psy.D.

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Deciding to change your lifestyle.
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Once we recognized we have a problem, the temptation is to want
to make a change immediately. This, however, is rarely a good
idea. The reason is that for our attempts to be successful we
need to be absolutely sure we are willing to make the changes
necessary.

For example, if we discover that we have high cholesterol, we
might want to immediately start dieting and doing more exercise.
However, this can lead to problems. If we have not made a firm
decision to make the necessary changes, then when we encounter
obstacles, (which there will be many of), we will not have the
commitment to overcome them. We then might define our inability
to overcome the obstacles as a failure on our part. This is
likely to lead to the belief that we cannot make the necessary
changes, and we give up trying.

To avoid this problem we need to focus on making a decision to
change, rather than just reacting to bad news. One of the best
ways to do this is to focus on the pros and cons of making
changes.

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The Pros and Cons of Changing
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Take a piece of paper and write on the top what you want to
change, for example: exercising more, or eating less saturated
fat. Then make two columns on the paper and title one of them,
pros and the other one, cons. Under pros, write down all the
good reasons for making your change. For example under exercise
you might say, get into better shape, or have more stamina.
Under eating less saturated fat, you might write: lose weight.

Under the Cons, write all the reasons for not making these
changes. For example under exercise you might say, “I don’t
feel I have the time”, or “I don’t like exercising”. Or for
eating less saturated fat you might say, “I would have to
give up my favorite foods”, or “It will require a lot of
changes in my meal preparation”. According to Prochaska,
Norcross and DiClemete in their book, “Changing for Good”,
for a change to be successful the pros have to outweigh the
cons.

Are your pros more than your cons? If so, go ahead and start
preparing to change. If your pros are not more than your
cons, do not despair. This just means you need to focus your
efforts on looking for more of the pros, and coming up with
responses to the cons that will decrease their influence on
you. Being aware of the cons of making a change is very
important, as they tell you what you need to prepare for.
Being prepared for the obstacles before you encounter them
will improve your chances of success.

David Junno Psy.D. is a personal coach and author of:
Lower High Cholesterol, Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease-
READY OR NOT! an e-book program for living a healthier
lifestyle. You can e-mail him at: djunno@… or
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The History Of Motorcycle Jackets

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Nearly as long as there have been motorcycles, there have been leather motorcycle jackets. The first motorcycle jackets evolved from the aviator jackets worn by the World War I and World War II fighter pilots. The jackets had narrow collars and were fastened down the front by buttons. At that time, all of the jackets were made of horsehide leather because there was an abundance of this material due to the number of farmers who tended horses. Eventually, the buttons on the motorcycle jacket were replaced by a zipper. Following World War II, aviators commonly took to motorcycles as a way to recapture the exhilaration they experienced as pilots. They continued to wear their same aviator jackets while riding motorcycles.

Marlon Brando epitomized the leather motorcycle jacket when he appeared in the 1953 movie The Wild One about two rival motorcycle gangs. Since then, leather jackets became synonymous with motorcycles. The leather jacket also became a status symbol for the rough crowds who defied societal conventions as depicted in many of the early movies featuring motorcycle gangs. Soon kids motorcycle jackets started showing up in schools. In fact, because of what the jacket represented, most public schools prohibited students from wearing motorcycle apparel on school campuses.

As time went on, the same look and feel of the leather jackets remained. You didnt put on the jacket to be warm; you put it on to be in style with the biking crowd. If you were into biking, you wore a motorcycle jacket. All motorcyclists who rode with clubs sported the jacket to create a sense of camaraderie and belonging. This same attitude toward motorcycle apparel still exists.

Leather jackets eventually shed their outlaw image which created an opportunity for clothing manufacturers to begin creating designs that catered to a more diverse biking population. Kids motorcycle jackets became common. Women, who once only rode on the back, began piloting their own machines. Leather was still the apparel of choice, but women started donning leather outfits that aligned more with their style and personalities.

The historical black leather jacket is still the most popular form of motorcycle apparel and is unlikely to go out of style. Still, leather jacket designs and fashions are becoming more eclectic and individualistic. Therefore, clothing and apparel designers are creating more varieties in order to keep up with current fashion trends. But the historical sentiment derived from the original aviator-jacket-turned-motorcycle jacket will linger in the hearts of bikers for generations.

Tricity very own fashion extravaganza

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Early in 2010 Chandigarh created history as it hosted its first fashion week, the Chandigarh Fashion Week 2010. The platform gave an opportunity to many designers, both established as well as upcoming, to showcase their talents. The Fashion Week began with the ace designer brand Libas paying rich tribute to rich Bollywood tradition of designs and craftsmanship, while it concluded with a Ritu Kumar show.

Libas, Ritu Kumar, Pallavi and Bharavi Jaikishan, Satya Paul, Charu Parashar, Monika Chaudhary and many more exhibited their designs at a three-day fashion extravaganza held from January 29 – 31 at Hotel Taj, Chandigarh. Udita Goswami (actress), Shahwar Ali (model), Shibani Kashyap (singer), Simran Kaur Mundi and Shriya Kishore were among the few showstoppers, who were a part of the event.

This event was a fashion celebration laced with lots of glamour with national as well as international media coverage, where many high profile designers as well as famous Bollywood celebrities were also part. Libas brought to Chandigarh glamour and style with actor Udita Goswami and Shahwar Ali walking the ramp.

On Day 1, Libas had the Bollywood theme to its line of clothing. In other show Libas exhibited its contemporary and Indo-western men’s and woman’s line. The bridal lehengas, sarees, chaniya cholis, salwar suits etc took the breath away. The brand had recently had their -Veer’ collection unveiled by actress Zarine Khan. This collection was the culmination of the efforts of the designer duo Riyaz and Reshma Gangji over the past months.

Shriya Kishore as Miss India Earth 2009 was the showstopper for Monika Chaudhary, while Simran Kaur Mundi walked for Satya Paul and Shibani Kashyap in Charu Prashar dress. The first edition had the crowds asking for more. Look forward to the next edition of Chandigarh Fashion Week.

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Wedding dress budgets are hardly ever exact

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There are so many wedding details that you need to care, but it is equally important that you take the time to find the perfect flower girl dresses for you. To help, we’ve come up with a list of wedding dress tips for how you can look your best on your wedding day.

Tip 1: Is constantly going to your groom for tips laying down? Find a friend or relative who will gladly accompany you on your trips to the bridal shop.

Unless your groom is female fashion expert, is not going to be helpful when asked about the wedding dress collar or neckline perfect for you. Find a partner or co-confident enough for second and third opinions.

Tip 2: Set a budget, and try to follow.

Wedding dress budgets are hardly ever exact. You may need to spend more or you might end up spending less than expected. The point is to have a budget in mind can help you control the urge to splurge on your very special dress. Try your hardest to follow your dress budget, and pray that you find a great wedding dress bargain that will make your groom proud.

Tip 3: Consider the color of your dress.

You can stick with tradition and go for white, but if you want to add some color to your gown, then by all means, find the perfect color for you. Today, a number of modern brides are choosing colored wedding dresses instead of plain white. Stand out in the sea of white-clad brides by going for a color eye-popping.

You may want to take the season into consideration when choosing the color of your wedding dress, or just go for what flatters your complexion best. Also be prepared for possible adverse reactions from your traditional guests. Console yourself with the thought that it’s your wedding, and you can wear blue or even black if you want.

Tip 4: Find the length of the right wedding dress.

Yes, wedding gowns can be short or long, depending on the type of ceremony you’re having and where you’re planning to have it. There is a very basic rule when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding dress length, and is based on the length of your dress at the ceremony officially.

Internet Boutiques For All Your Dog Needs

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dog necessity stores are hard to come by, especially if you are living in a small town or a city. However that should not discourage you from owning a dog and this is thanks to online dog boutiques from where you can buy anything that you need for your dog and much more. You will be amazed at the variety of products that you can purchase from such online boutiques. These dog boutiques stock everything from dog food to dog clothes to dog accessories. You can easily find your way around the site as all these dog products are put up under main categories and further into sub categories.

Also these boutiques are a must visit for celebrities who also want to dress up their dogs in a similar way to theirs. For example, you can get trendy and fashionable clothes for dogs as well. There are some great designers like Ed Hardy who have ventured into dog clothes designing. The best part of dog stores is that you can purchase stuff at great prices. This is because an online store is not a regular brick and mortar store and hence there are lesser overheads. These online boutiques then pass in the benefit to the customer. The other reason why these dog boutiques sell at lower costs is because of competition. However you should try to opt for only authorized dog boutiques such as poshpuppyboutique.com. Here you will find only genuine dog products. Such boutiques are also authorized to stock dog dress collection by popular designers.

Also such boutiques always have a discount offer running on most of their products. Hence you can order for any accessories or necessities from the comforts of your home any time of the day or night. The boutiques also have a powerful search feature where you can simply type in the product that you want and you will get similar matches. All product details are mentioned on the webpage. If you have any queries you can simply email them. Also you can opt for customized items as well by giving them your specifications and within a few days your special order will be processed and the product delivered. You have the convenient option of paying online through your credit card. The inventory also gets updated on a regular basis on the website.

Jennifer Kirk
Dog Boutique, Dog Fashion, Dog Costume

Picking Out 22013 Fall Evening Dress Styles And Designs

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You can choose beautiful evening gowns in different colors, styles, patterns and designs, it is an important thing to find right one. Since party gown, cocktail dresses, formal wear, and even prom dresses all make glamour evening party dresses, the best way to find a evening dress style is often to simply start with you.

Selecting a dress based on your personality and body type often makes more sense than choosing one based on trends or arbitrary dress style rules and guidelines. 2013 Evening dress styles are extremely diverse, so look for one thats a reflection of you.

Trumpet/mermaid Skirts.
Trumpet skirts are the toned-down version of the mermaid skirt thats been extremely popular the last several years. Mermaid skirts arent diverse enough to stand the test of time for many women, but trumpet skirts are stepping up to take their place with a similar but more diverse style. Trumpet skirts are easier to move and dance in, and offer a slightly less flashy and more elegant look, making them appealing to more women.

Sweetheart Neckline
The sweetheart neckline is a look thats been trendy for decades and isnt going to disappear anytime soon. This simple and elegant bodice works well with a range of body types. It helps large-breasted women contain their bust while giving small-breasted women a bust boost. This cut can be combined with practically any skirt waistline, making it a winning combination every time.

One Shoulder
One shoulder gowns are very trendy right now, but theyre not for everyone. This style is back with a vengeance from the late 70s and early 80s, but with a little more elegance this time around. Single strap dresses offer a unique look for women who want to make an impression. While the strap has some restrictions on the type of neckline a dress will have, it can be combined with any skirt style. One look that blends well with the solo strap is a low- to no-back dress, which can be very elegant and sexy.

High-low Style
This popular and distinct style has something to offer anyone and is perfect for the dress shopper on a budget or for a woman in need of a dress for multiple occasions. This diverse skirt style gives you two dress options in one: a short skirt for semi-formal events, and a long skirt for more formal occasions that still lets a woman show a little (or a lot) of leg.

Sequins, Rhinestones, and Glitter
One way to dress up a fairly simple dress style is by adding some glam and sequin. Once considered over-the-top and gaudy, flashy sequins, rhinestones, and fabric glitter have come a long way and now add a touch of elegance to an evening gown instead. If you prefer blacks and whites or muted colors over loud, bold ones, consider wearing a dress with a little sequin decoration to take it to the next level of formality and style.

Stylish Hero Honda Bikes With Exciting Features

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Hero Honda India is ruling the business of automobile sector and has become the most honorable & admirable local brand of the India. Hero Honda Bikes are the first and last preference of the every layman and they are most popular amongst the youth bike lovers. From last so many years Hero Honda serves you the great performing and stylish bikes having excellent mileage and good number of exciting features. With every new model of Hero Honda Bike you will find ground-breaking technology and fresh creative design.

The Hero Honda Passion Plus was the most rocking entry level 100cc bike in the market, Hero Honda Hunk is the creature for new civilization, Hero Honda Karizma is the dream bike of the enthusiastic youths, other feature rich designs like Hero Honda CD Deluxe, Hero Honda Splendor, Hero Honda CBZ, Hero Honda Glamour and many more are the unmatched bike from different-different segments.

Hero Honda Glamour is the technically sound and user friendly stylish bike which initially buzzed the market with two distinct models: Glamour and Glamour FI. Hero Honda Glamour has all the high quality features like multi-reflector winkers, multi-reflector tail light, modern visor, elegant tri-pod instrumental panel, and trendy muffed muffler with heat guard. It has been equipped with powerful 124.5cc Quantum core engine which can deliver peak power of 6.72bph at 7000rpm. The bold and large fuel tank and comfortable spongy seat with classy rare stripes give the overall high profile look to the bike. This model available in nine bright colors namely: Candy Blazing red, Black with Blue Stripes, Excellent Blue Metallic, Vibrant Green Metallic, Cloud Silver Metallic, and Black with Yellow Stripes, Palace Maroon Metallic, Impulsive Orange Metallic and Frost Blue Metallic.

Whereas, Glamour FI is supported with 124.8cc-4stroke single cylinder OHC engine which can develop peak power of 9bph at 7000rpm and torque of 10.35Nm at 4000rpm. In addition, it has an advanced computer programmed electronic Fuel Injection System (PGM-FI) with a malfunctioning lamp. This system examines the functioning of the engine and sends impulses to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) by means of powerful and sensible sensor. Malfunctioning lamp start twinkling when any failure occurs to ensures you smooth and comfortable drive.

Its Real Time Mileage Indicator (RTMI) provides you all the mileage and fuel related informations like total distance travelled, mileage of last 10 seconds, and amount of fuel consumed etc. Bank Angle Sensor ensures you the efficient and safe use of fuel and when fuel supply breaks down it give$ an indication to avoid you from any sufferings during your drive. This Glamorous FI available in three royal colors: Candy Blaze Red, Black, Myth Gold.

Hero Honda sets the new parameters of exciting and joyful driving with its all fresh and originally advanced models in the bike segment. Its time to paint your desires in different playful colors and feel the great experience of smooth drive only with yours Hero Honda Glamour.

Finding Excellent Reasons To Live In New Jersey The Answer Is Here

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New Jersey is claimed to be the most ideal state to live in. And if you are thinking for the reasons to live in New Jersey; well, there are actually lots that you can find. But the succeeding discussions will mention four excellent reasons to live in New Jersey.

If you say that four reasons to live in New Jersey will not suffice, you are exactly wrong because the reasons to live in New Jersey that are presented here are the ones that are primarily considered by most people when deciding to live in one place.

Essentially, New Jersey is perceived to be the best state in the nation with high quality municipal services, which contribute to support the infrastructures in the state to build a safe environment and a diversity of excellent life services. Actually, the claim that living in New Jersey is inexpensive is inaccurate.

What is more accurate is the claim: living in New Jersey is simply getting what you pay for. And these simple bases are already good reasons to live in New Jersey for some people; however, to those who want more reasons may refer below.

Five Reasons to Live in New Jersey

One of the good reasons to live in New Jersey is their healthcare. New Jersey is one of the leading states in US when it comes to the best healthcare. According to the 2004-2006 Data of U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey ranked 8th in providing a sufficient number of physicians as compared to the other states. Residents here are also said to have an access to several of the primary medical institutions.

Low crime rate is also one of the good reasons to live in New Jersey. This state is actually recognized to be a very secure place to live in. In fact, this took the 4th place in the property crime and the 13th place in violent crime.

Of course, if New Jersey was able to hold a good place in the crime prevention; it is also not surprising to know that this state was ranked first when it comes in providing good education to the 8th Grade and High School out of 50 states according to the data presented by the National Board and Educational Testing Policy.

So, if you want your children to obtain a good education and to let them live in a safe environment, you have good reasons to live in New Jersey.
Additionally, New Jersey also features the top class entertainment to its residents. Examples of the major entertainment that you can find in this state are casinos and the Board Walk Hall located in Atlantic City.

So then, if you are a type of person who is magnetized by different sorts of entertainment, you can cite great reasons to live New Jersey to your friends by listing all the entertainment that you can seize in this place.

Availability of Web Designers NYC

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New York City offers many excellent web designers to service the myriad of business companies in town for any web designs required. A good web design is crucial to the business company that wants to be a market leader in its industry.

Web designers

A good website design is only possible with creative and skillful web designers who are passionate about the task. Web designers NYC experts must have the right graphics qualification and knowledge in developing the best of websites for businesses and individuals who are not tech savvy.

Web designers NYC professionals are the experts in web designs which are highly desired by modern business companies to lure more web visitors to their site for more sales and a higher bottom line. Good NYC web designers are qualified and skilled in designing the best of websites for different companies. These websites must be appropriate to suit the different companies in different industries.

The web designers who have the experience and creativity in web designing can assist business companies in boosting their sales and company image better than traditional marketing.

WordPress websites

Web designers in NYC are technology experts in search engine optimization tools and features. These expert website designers are able to generate an effective WordPress website for any business in any industry that would be impressive to popular search engines which rank these web pages for consumers’ benefit.

A WordPress website is a highly demanded tool for modern businesses to boost the business company’s image and brand on the Internet. More and more web consumers are on the Internet over a longer period every day to search and browse for new and interesting information on products and services. These consumers would exercise their purchasing power if the website impresses them on layout, format, content and products or services.

Professional hire

Any NYC web designer can be hired for the best of website designs today. There is a plethora of web designers who are highly skilled in graphics design for a website. Their experience covers a wide spectrum of industries with attractive and functional designs.

A professional web designer NYC hire need not be expensive as there is a myriad of web designers in the market with varying technology skills and qualifications. Many enterprising technology individuals offer their web designing skills as freelance designers at lower than market prices to gain more business. Established web designing NYC companies may charge competitive rates to sustain their operations.

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Copy the Catwalk This Winter

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This winter has really seen some unique and chic styles hitting the catwalk, and it hasn’t taken shops long to stock every item they possibly can. As the cold and crisp months draw in, one item really making a statement this winter is the woman’s jumper. However they are not just plain boring styles, but an array of colourful patterns and beautiful knitting has really brought the jumper into its own world.

If you are looking to buy a jumper then a Christmas style jumper will definitely make a fashion statement as they are really in hot demand at the moment. Fairisle and snowflake patterns are really popular and they really aren’t that expensive. In fact there are many online retailers who are selling Christmas jumpers well under 20. An item that goes well with a winter jumper is a knitted hat, and they certainly look cute out in the cold weather, plus there are so many styles and designs out there available to buy that finding one which suits you is a very simple task. Many knitted hats come with matching gloves and scarves, so you really can wrap up warm this winter whilst looking cosy and fashionable.

Carrying on with the knitted theme this winter, cardigans seem to be out there in their droves and many celebrities have been wearing them out and about recently. When December settles in fully, layers really are the most important thing to consider and having a knitted jumper or cardigan will really make that difference whilst still making you the envy of fashionistas. Knitted clothing seems to be available in every colour under the sun, and there are many different styles out there to choose from. Even knitted skirts are making an appearance this winter and teamed up with leather brogues can look really stylish and elegant. These days’ people simply don’t have the time to make a trip down to the local shops and spend hours searching through clothing rails for something to wear. The internet can make the process of choosing out an outfit simple, and you might even be surprised just how much money you can save by a click of a mouse. Many online fashion retailers offer a -just in’ section, so you can see what the latest trends and styles out there are, this makes it easier to keep up with the trend setters out there and you can really impress your friends by wearing the latest item before everybody else.

For the latest Women’s Jumpers, look online as there are hundreds of deals on Cheap Womens Clothing for you to choose from.