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Preparing a Wooded Lot for Home Construction

I purchased a large piece of property that I planned on building a house on. I guess you can say it is a heavily wooded area. I know it is going to be a lot of work preparing the land for the construction of my new home. I also know that this is not a job that I can handle on my own. I have enlisted the help of a Nassau County tree removal company to do this for me. I have used this company before on other construction sites and they have always done a spectacular job with a lot of attention to detail.

They are a local company that has been in business since 1991. (more…)

Interesting Architecture Found in Singapore

One thing I think is really neat about Singapore is how the architecture itself has natural spaces built into it. Plus, they like to build things that are just pretty to look at. The newer buildings in Singapore have a visual appeal to them rather than them just being squarish towers that poke up from the ground into the sky. It is really cool to look up and see an area several stories high halfway up a building that has trees growing. A new condo project at is an example of this type of building that you will find in Singapore.

The two-tower construction is designed to look like a lantern at night. The shape is pleasing to look at during the day as well. There are natural areas built into the construction of both towers. (more…)

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Tips That Can Help You Stop Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Pharmaceutical companies are hard at work developing overpriced blading treatments for the rich, but the rest of the population doesn’t have that many options when it comes to thinning hair. The following article contains tips that can help you with your thinning hair issues.

There are many great ideas available to deal with thinning hair. Start wearing a shorter haircut and gradually get acclimated to your new look. Be sure to groom your hair daily and have it cut so that it it cropped snug to your scalp. You just might discover that this is a very easy and good-looking way to maintain your hair.

Make sure to take good care of yourself, especially if you’re sick. If you don’t follow your doctor’s directions, it will be harder for your body to get better. If the body is using all its strength to improve your health, it won’t have the excess energy to keep your hair growing too. This may eventually cause hair loss.

Blading can be slowed by consuming white sesame seeds. Eat a handful or two every morning at breakfast. These seeds are exceptionally healthy, containing 1200 mg of calcium and magnesium. These nutrients help your scalp and reduce the loss of hair.

You may need to change your routine after you get out of the shower if you want to limit the amount of hair you are losing. Dry your hair by rubbing it lightly with a towel, rather than in a harsh, vigorous manner. You should not use hair dryers on your hair either. If you must, use it on low heat.

Liquid saw palmetto is something that should be considered by men who are suffering from the loss of hair. This helps to inhibit DHT growth, which is a male hormone thought to cause the loss of hair. You can take the juices from the fruit and apply directly to the hair.

Never brush your hair if it is extremely wet, such as freshly jumping out of the shower or after a good swim. The best choice in such a scenario would be to gently towel dry, and then simply give the hair time to dry naturally before brushing or styling. If your hair is still wet, the follicle at the base of each hair is very vulnerable and subject to damage. Therefore, by brushing hair that is wet, you could lose it faster.

Many of them only work on certain kinds of the loss of hair and others have little evidence that they work at all. There are products on the market that do a great job at increasing hair growth, but some are just full of empty promises.

Your hair will become thicker and fuller if you increase the time between cuts. If you cut it every single time it gets long or a little frizzy that will, in the end, weaken your hair, so allow it to grow longer.

This herbal extract can cause hair regrowth if applied to the top of the head no less than once each day. Apply a few drops to your scalp, and then massage them in.

Analyze any changes in your life to see if you can discover the reason for your hair thinning. If you’ve had significant events in your life or have changed medicines in the last quarter, that can cause hair to fall out. If you can identify the cause of the hair loss, you may be able to stop it.

The information here has hopefully shown you how to use some techniques and products to help you restore your hair or prevent hair thinning. Use these tips to stop your hair thinning.

Body and Lifestyle Competition

Body and Lifestyle Competition

Before you nestle back for this week’s read, please take a minute to scroll do down to do the very short entrant’s feedback form, which needs to be done by Wednesday 5pm.  It’s just before week 8.

Congrats also to Margaret R who wins a lucky Lotto ticket for the July 2nd draw, for being the first entrant to do it.

The Good, the Bad and Inspirational

Glenys Loses 18kgs…”I never want to go back…

Had another awesome workout at the Gym this morning. Charlotte, my PT, got me on the Stepper Machine wearing a back pack loaded with 18kgs in weight. 18kgs is how much weight I have lost so far (19 weeks). Didn’t take long for the heart rate to go up & the sweat to start pouring!! I can’t believe that I was carrying around that much weight every day. I never want to go back to that again. A great eye-opener and motivator. Hope everyone is having a good week, and keep smiling! Glenys is trained by Charlotte at BodyWorx

Liz -Warrior and Ironman Distance Girl

Who else is loving this Challenge i.e. doing the Ironman distance. Road 60k’s on Sun and ran 21.1 k’s last week. Just need to keep that up and hit the pool at some point!  (Liz, above, at Adrenalin Forest with her trainer Jean Scott and the other Warriors)

Amazing Amanda describes her most perfect moment

The most perfect moment so far….. for 1st time in over 7 years i’m under 80kg …….. 79.9kg and it feels amazing. Amanda is trained by Bronwyn’s Adam Hooper

Sue Gets Teary

Wouldn’t normally be someone who gets overly emotional…but had to admit I just had a wee cry (with pride) reading back through all the weekly updates on the 20weeks page to week one. Havent we all done so very well thus far. Jolene, Wendy, Susan – the changes in you ladies since the first photos are amazing, and I cant wait to see what Margaret looks like at the end cos her week 9 comparison was pretty darned impressive. Big Ups to you all Sue is trained by Sheta Shewind

Pascale Grows Younger

Just redid my “real age” test and i’ve gained another two years of life since starting the comp! yeehaar

The Classic Hits Crew

Susan – 20 Years Later!

Yesterday I went on a girls shopping day in Wellington. For the first time in over 20 years, I got into a size 18 dress. I didnt believe that it would even fit me… I was at the top end of the sizes, 26 generally…now I fit an 18 … It makes me so emotional to think that I AM doing and what I WILL achieve. Susan is trainer by Freya Thomson

Jo Lean has Lost Her Son!

I HAVE LOST MY SON … weight and more! Dylan my son is 7 years old and I have lost his weight. It hit like a bolt of lightening this morning when I was talking to the guys at work when we were talking about how much weight I had lost. The realisation that I have lost more than what my son weighs is so exciting. I cannot wait to see what the next 10 weeks will bring and what I can achieve in that time. Jo Lean is trained by Roger.

PTs Rave About You

Bronwyn Adams Hooper.

Talking about her clients doing the 1 Tonne Challenge. “All managed to lift over 1 ton in the hour easily. I had four exercises – bench press, lat pull down, squats, weighted step. There was 7 in the group and they shifted a total of 25000kilo’s! The least was 1920 and the most was 5093! I watched Amanda with 2 x 10 weight plates do 50 squats with out a break!”

Elly McGuniness

“Congratulations to Jo Cranefield who won a free cut and blow wave at true grit hair spa for her awesome exercise and food diary efforts last week. Well done Jo, and thanks Catch Fitness and True Grit!”

Jean Scott

“The Warriors stepping outside there comfort zones, helping them to achieve there goals Mountain biking and adrenalin forest. This week hot flow yoga.”