Walk into Health

This simple habit can trigger anti-aging process. Just 20 minutes or 10 000 steps a day is a great way to maintain a “healthy lifestyle”.

Every time you can walk instead of using your car, do it for yourself and for the environment!

Every time you can use the stairs instead of the escalators or the elevators, go for it!

With or without snow.

With a purpose or not. Walk!

Mostly because we have sedentary lifestyles working indoors and sitting all day, walking is a smart choice for a healthy lifestyle. That is why you should choose to go to work walking. Go to your grocery store and drop your kids to school, all by foot. If you really can’t because of distances, within your office, take the stairs, on your break, go outside, walk, and get some “vitamin” sun. Every opportunity of walking should be invested in!

We chose to live downtown so we are able to do everything by foot. Groceries, school, kids activities, restaurants. We walk to every destination we have. Even with the kids. They are now used to it and walk a great pace and reasonable distances without difficulties.

Walking has additional benefit to your mood. Walking triggers your endorphins. The more steps I take during a day, the better my mood tends to be! Try it and tell me if you felt it too!

For beginners, walk at a comfortable pace and work gradually on increasing your pace and distance. To help you count your daily steps and kilometres, there are even a few apps you can upload on your phone.

Surely, it should be added to you daily exercise routine. Personally, I don’t even consider walking an exercise.

It’s a way of life, a healthy life!

In health,

Chantal

Hydrating body butter

Hydrating Body Butter

Soft and smooth skin for a young and vibrant look

Elasticity of the skin is very important if you want to look young.

My regular go to recipe for an hydrating cream is this body butter.

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Here is the list of the ingredients I use :

  • Shea butter (raw, unrefined and organic)
  • Cocoa butter (raw, unrefined and organic)
  • Coconut oil (cold press, extra virgin and organic)
  • Sweet almond oil (cold press and organic)
  • Jojoba oil (organic)
  • wheat germ oil (cold press extra virgin and organic)
  • Olive  oil or Argan oil (cold press extra virgin and organic)
  • Essential oils (organic) *

* neroli, lavender, santal, patchouli or any of your choice, but make sure it’s not photosynthetic (an oil that reacts to sun )

Lets bring these ingredients into a body butter…

Melt the butters first over medium heat in a bain-marie (hot water bath)

Remove from heat and add the vegetable and essential oils.

Let it cool in the refrigerator. When hard and cold, it is ready to use and keep in your cabinet.

Try it and let me know what you think. Do you make your own? Tell me about it!

Menstrual Cup

What? You’re still using tampons and pads?

Not only they are bad for you but for the environment.

A menstrual cup is the best. Wish I have known sooner in my cycling life.

You can swim, jogg, dance, sleep naked, jump and do a head stand without worrying about a pad or a tampon.

It’s confortable as if you didn’t have menstruations. Sometimes I can forget about it 😉 (almost!)