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How A Water Softener Changed My Life For The Better

How A Water Softener Changed My Life For The BetterIf you have been thinking about taking advantage of water softener solutions, but aren’t quite sure of whether or not they offer enough benefits to make the investment worthwhile, you’re going to want to check out all of the inside information I share below.

It wasn’t all that long ago that I was in the exact same situation that you find yourself right now. I was dissatisfied with the quality of my tap water, was anything but happy with the quality of my drinking water, but really wasn’t sure of where to start. I contacted the local government to learn more about the composition of my municipal water, and I was anything but impressed by what I discovered.

My water supply (and everyone else’s in my town) was filled with hard minerals that needed to be removed – and because my built-in filtration system wasn’t working anywhere near as well as it should have been, I was dealing with these issues:

  • Dirty glasses and silverware even after washing
  • Dry and flaky skin
  • Tap water that tasted a little “off”

… And that was just the tip of the iceberg!

Thankfully, after speaking with a couple of my friends and family members who had taken advantage of water softener technology, I decided to invest in a quality water softener solution – and boy am I glad that I did!

Here are just a handful of the benefits my family and I enjoy every day after investing in one of these products.

Crystal clear and clean dishes, glasses, and silverware

If you find that your dishes, glasses, and silverware are anything but clean more clear even after coming out of a full cycle in the dishwasher, the odds are pretty good that you are dealing with hard water and all of the mineral deposits and film that hard water brings to the table.

With a water softener, those problems are gone for good.

Skin and a clear complexion

Now every time that I take a shower, I don’t have to worry about my skin drying out or getting flaky, no matter what I do. I use (and always have used) a quality skincare regimen, but I wasn’t able to clean up my complexion and eliminate dry skin once and for all until I move forward with a water softener.

It turns out that all of those hard water elements were destroying my skin, and no matter how much I decided to moisturize nothing was working. Thankfully, I don’t have to worry about that any longer – and neither does my family.

With the water softener hooked up, all of those troubles are in the past.

Tap water that tastes just as clean as it is

Finally, we are able to enjoy absolutely crystal clear water right from our sinks and faucets and no longer have to turn to expensive bottled water so that we don’t taste all of those minerals like we did in the past.

This is probably the biggest benefit of them all, and has made investing in a quality water softener worth every single penny.

Also read: Why I Bought A Trampoline To Get My Kids More Active

Why I Bought A Trampoline To Get My Kids More Active

Why I Bought A Trampoline To Get My Kids More ActiveLike many parents, I struggle to get my kids the exercise they need to be healthy. Even with the right food and the right portions, having my kids rarely move away from the telly. When you take into account video games as well, there is a lot of motivation for my kids to stay inside rather than going out. Thankfully, I’ve found a way to help motivate them to not only be healthy, but more sociable as well. What’s my secret? Well, it all comes down to having purchased a trampoline. Let me take this opportunity to describe to you why I bought a trampoline to get my kids more active. Here are my three reasons and why they worked.

1. I Wanted My Kids To Move Around

More than anything else, I wanted to make sure that my kids were getting enough exercise. Like many parents out there, I understand that exercise can be very important but I struggle to keep them moving around. The trampoline has been an incredible help for that reason. Requiring a great deal of endurance and muscle ability, my kids have both become stronger and more able to survive long boring walks with their parents. With less tantrums and more endurance has come greater activities out together and our family has been better for it. It all started with the trampoline.

2. I Wanted My Kids To Be More Sociable

Watching the telly and playing video games inside all day does not help my kid socialize. In fact, neither kid had much interest in going out before we got the trampoline. However, once we got the trampoline, our house became the meeting place for all the local kids. Now wanting to be active and actually playing with other kids, my two children are frequently on the trampoline. While some may say that it is a fashionable gimmick that will quickly become outdated, my kids have played with it for years now, more than making up the original cost. Compared to a 60 Pound video game and how long they tend to last, the cost of the trampoline is nothing.

3. I Wanted To Keep Track Of My Kids

Like any parent, I worry about the health and safety of my kid. Even when they are in the neighborhood, I want to make sure that they are happy and safe. Having a trampoline has made that very easy. You might ask me ‘isn’t a trampoline dangerous?’ The answer is not at all. Trampolines are incredibly safe if you take the right safety precautions. First, I made sure that the springs were completely covered. By covering the springs, the trampoline no longer posed the risk of pinching my kids or my neighbor’s kids. Along with covering the springs, I purchased a trampoline that came with a safety net around the sides. Capable of keeping the kids all in one place, I can watch them from outside the kitchen window. I know exactly where they are, whom they are hanging out with, and I can help if ever I am needed. While they may go out to play in the neighborhood, they have come back to the trampoline year after. As a result, I’ve met all of the local kids and now know their parents pretty well.

So there you have it. A single purchase helped to make my kids more athletic and social. It helps me keep track of them, their friends, and provide the best services any parent can hope to provide. While no where near a perfect parent, I pride myself in having found an activity that my kids love. If you are in a similar situation, then I highly suggest getting a trampoline.

Also see: Is a Self Balancing Scooter Your Child’s Gift of Choice?

Discover The Life Changing Dance

zumbaHave you heard of the hottest thing in town today? This is not just a typical form of exercise that promises fitness and weight loss. This is an aerobic dance accompanied by South American beats. I discovered that I can also achieve a body every woman wishes to have without lifting ridiculously heavy equipment or having my stomach starved by not eating at all.

Counting carbohydrates stuff is so risky. This may result to being hypo, having stomach ulcer, or worst, is a disease called anorexia nervosa, an addiction to losing weight. I found Zumba dance as a form of staying fit that would not certainly harm you at all. All you have to do is to enjoy dancing to the rhythm of the beats following the steps of your instructor. Latin music has the magic of lifting up your mood, a jolly kind of music that will surely make you want to dance.

Just enroll yourself in a class, wear the most comfortable shoes and outfit for exercise, grab a bottle of water and dance those fats away. After a couple of sessions, I noticed the changes in my body, no more belly fats, cellulites and flabby saggy arms. This will not cost you a big amount of money too, you don’t have to buy expensive gym equipment or have a forever contract to cereals and diet pills. Get rid of those super expensive surgeries that may later on develop cancer and tumor inside your body due to chemicals injected or horrible lacerations of skin to scrape those fats inside your body.

Lots of cases where women indulged themselves to some slimming wonders like slimming tea, pills, drinks, diet this and that. Nutritionists discovered that food and drinks with diet label and zero sugar written are more harmful than the regular one because of using magic sugar, which are carcinogenic. In zumba, you don’t have to feed cancer causing substances on your body, releasing toxins through sweat is all it has to do with you. I also gained friends in the class, which pushed me to lose weight in a fun way.

You’ll have peers to encourage and inspire you to push yourself towards a healthier you. Being healthy, for me, is not just to look good and to feel good. It has to do with keeping yourself protected by having strong resistance to acquire diseases. A strong immune system is just another benefit of doing the right exercise and having the right diet program. Working in an office, I noticed myself stiff and idle for just sitting the whole day, stuck in my chair means stocking myself into trouble. Sometimes, I feel numbness in my body that soon I discovered was from having poor blood circulation.

Toxins and wastes inside cause my nerves to damage. In the long run, I noticed myself weak and always sick. That later on developed to migraine and insomnia. Exercise can help you have a good sleep at night; it is by having normal hormonal activities. Zumba plays a great role in my busy and hectic lifestyle, especially nowadays where the world is not a safe place for our body to live. Ditching the work out and consider it as a party is the right mindset advised by one of the instructors. It is best to enjoy life in a healthy way and inspire others to do so. I don’t consider zumba as a time wasted on my day-to-day schedule, I think of it as an unwinding hobbit after working for long hours. Zumba stretches my muscles and joints to be firm, cellulite free and flexible. This form of exercise really offered me so much changed that I am now comfortable of wearing any clothes I want, eat foods I love without any hesitations and regrets. I’m now sharing this to my friends who have the urge to lose their fats away without spending too much money and time.

Zumba may take a couple of enjoying hours, but once you started it, you won’t notice the time and just crave for it again. I encourage you to do this not just for yourselves, but also for your family who needs you the most. Being sexy is not just having curves and guts to wear skinny outfits, but it is when you will be able to spend time with your loved ones worry free and disease free.

Welcome to the new blog! Let’s talk about losing weight.

Hey guys, this is my first post of 2014 and welcome to my new blog! I hope the new design is looking good for you all 🙂 Anyway today I want to talk about how this year I’ve decided it’s about time I lost my extra weight. I know it’s easy to talk about these things but much harder to actually go through with it and make some significant progress. I’m determined for this to be different though, I mean for a start I have you guys to keep me accountable right?

How I plan to lose weight

First things first, I have to improve my diet. I am going to cut out all sugar, processed food and limit my intake of refined carbs and grains. My hope is that by keeping my blood sugar levels stable I should be able to be healthy and not store so much unnecessary fat. This isn’t obviously my idea, it is something which many people do. There is of course the Atkins diet and the Paleo diet where people tend to cut out a lot of carbs and of course sugar, and they both seem pretty effective at getting into shape.

The other thing I going to do is try and exercise five times per week and to do that I have purchased a very cheap but cute rowing machine. It is the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 and you can get it from Amazon for just over $100. I don’t expect it to be of professional quality BUT that isn’t important to me, I just want to get fit and by all accounts this machine is good enough for my needs. Also it’s around the same price as two months of a gym membership so I say it’s a bargain.

As a note there are many many different types of rowing machines out there, so if you have a bigger budget I’m sure you can get something nicer than mine which I hope will keep you motivated. Even though I bought a cheap model, I did read lots of rowing machine reviews first to find the best rowing machine. Well when I say “best” I mean best for me, everybody has different needs so just make sure to do some research first and get something you are happy with.

The reason I chose an indoor rower is because I am a pretty lazy person by nature, hence the extra weight! This combined with the fact my closest gym is a good half hour drive away made me search for something I could use at home. Now I didn’t want to buy a whole gym worth of different exercise machines, I don’t have the budget nor space for that. So after reading about how rowing machines offer a full body workout I decided this would be the best option for me.

Signing Out

Anyway guys I hope you found this post useful and I wish anybody else embarking on their own journey to lose weight all the best of luck!