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Shared here are some useful facts and tips hoping to contribute towards bettering our Living!
Ten ways to create passion in your life, living and bedroom.....
'Be passionate, stay young'
Who is she?
Helena Frith Powell had begun her career as a model and apparel designer, but she eventually became a very successful journalist and one of the most sought-after columnists in the world. Powell has written nine books, celebrating women, their desires, aspirations, fears and insecurities.
There's a burgeoning trend towards living agelessly. Looking good and aging well are an essential part of daily life. Celebrated author and columnist Helena Frith Powell, who wrote All You Need To Be Impossibly French... says in the book, French women are notoriously secretive when it comes to style and beauty. But she did manage to get some of their bestkept secrets of how to age well. "Growing old need not be a graceless process. Women do not need to be graceless just because they are old. In fact, it is important to retain grace as we age." Here's what she has to say on beauty, age and looking fabulous...
What is the French notion of beauty and aging?
French women don't have complicated beauty habits. For them, everything is about small tweaks... such as making sure their nails are immaculate, their hair is snipped from time to time, wearing sexy clothes etc.
They are not keen on going to the gym. They prefer to smoke and drink coffee, go for walks, learn ballet, play with their children and make love. Ines de la Fressange, a French supermodel and former Chanel muse once told me that it's amazing how much exercise you get while shopping for clothes!
How do they stay so positive while others buckle?
Their positive attitude towards aging comes from the fact that they don't think age equates to ugliness. I once asked a 65-year-old lady at a smart boutique if she was particular about buying matching underwear. She said, "I want to look sexy".
What's the most fundamental difference between how the French see aging vs how the rest of the world sees it?
Most women tend to give up when they have children. "I'm over the hill," they complain. Women do not need to be graceless just because they are old. In fact, it is more and more important to retain grace as we age - that is the French attitude.
Do not dress like a teenager because you want to look young. There are ways of dressing to look sexy when you are older, like relying on accessories such as a Hermes scarf or a well-cut suit, but showing flesh is not the answer Short skirts are not really an option, opt instead for a pair of flowing, well-fitted silk trousers. The good thing about being older is you can afford to dress well.
Is beauty an act of seduction?
A French woman checks herself into a spa at least once a year. It's a ritual for them. The women swear by cellulite creams and anything else that keeps them trim, but doesn't involve exercise! The most beautiful make-up on a woman is passion, don't ever overdo make-up. Seduction is all about being naturally sexy. Women should believe a lot in their own natural beauty and learn how to make the most of it early in life.
How do these women stay slim?
By not eating too much bread or drinking too much alcohol. Many French women don't even eat croissants!
How can we train the mind to be young?
It is essential that we keep seeking knowledge. Learning a foreign language, for example, can halt the onset of Alzheimer's by about seven years! Take up the piano, play Sudoko or solve crosswords... do anything to keep your neural pathways firing. It keeps you young.
Helena's tips on aging with grace
Wear sunscreen every single day, irrespective of the weather. The sun's rays have the single-most damaging effect on people's skin. Don't smoke. After the sun, smoking is the most harmful factor for the skin. Exercise. Keep your joints flexible and stay fit so that you don't walk like an old person. Yoga is excellent for anti-aging.
Eat well. Use your common sense. Living off junk food is not going to help your skin retain a healthy glow. Use creams and serums with active products such as green tea and other ingredients that can actually make an impact on your skin. Stay well-groomed. And do not dress like you are in your 20s.
We all know that mangoes are called the king of all fruits. But do we really know why? Apart from the fact that it is one of the most delectable treats, this fruit is also loaded with vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants, all of which are good for the skin, say skin care experts.
Consuming mango regularly makes the complexion fair and the skin soft and shining
Mangoes are high in fibre but low in calories and sodium. They are also rich in vitamin A and have good amounts of vitamins B and C as well as Potassium, Calcium and Iron.
Mango also has iron, so, pregnant women and people with anaemia are advised to eat this fruit.
Time 20 minutes
Spread 4 tortillas on a clean surface. Sprinkle evenly with all the ingredients and then cover with the remaining 4 tortillas. Heat a non-stick frying pan and cook each quesadilla for 3-4 minutes until the cheese begins to melt and stick together and the tortilla browns and turns nice and crispy. Then carefully flip it over and brown the other side. Cut each one into 4 quarter wedges and serve piping hot.
Recipe Courtesy: Godrej Nature's Basket food consultant, Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal
4.A compact mirror
5. Breath Mints
6. Mace/Pepper Spray
7.Pen & Notepad
8.Antibacterial Hand Gel/Lotion/Tissues
10.Deodorant Wipes/Body Spray
Calorie count of popular dishes and how to burn them
Aloo Parantha (290 calories)
Jog for 30 minutes at the speed of 5 miles per hour.
Boiled Egg (85 calories)
Bread and Jam (85 calories)
jog for 10 minutes
Egg Omlette (130 calories) and Onion Pohe (170 calories)
Walking for 30 minutes.
Bread Butter (91 calories)
Jog for 12 minutes.
Banana Milkshake (310 calories)
Dance for 45 minutes.
Tea and Coffee (98 calories)
Dance for 15 minutes.
One plate Chicken Biryani (470 calories) , Chole Bhature (450 calories) , One medium bowl Palak Paneer with Tandoori Roti (420 calories) .
Opt for a sport like squash for 30 minutes.
Cheese Pizza (667 callories)
PLay Squash for 45 minutes.
One bowl Chicken Noodles , One bowl of Prawn Pulao (300 calories)
Grilled Chicken (378 calories)
Play tennis for 45 minutes.
Pani puri / Gol Gappe (475calories)
One Veg Burger (438Calories)
Climb the staircase for 45 minutes, or swim for one hour.
Pav Bhaji (600 calories)
climb the staircase for one hour.
Banana Wafers (210 calories)
Swim for 30 minutes.
Massala Dosa (283 calories)
Swim for 45 minutes.
Idli (66 calories)
Climb the staircase for 10 minutes.
Falooda (300 calories)
Cycle for one hour at a speed of 8 kms. per hour.
Custard (160 calories)
Cycle for 30 minutes.
Chocolate Ice cream - 1 scoop
cycle for 45 minutes