Health – Hot Water & Lemon

Health Drink


Are you preparing your hot water with lemon drink correctly to benefit from miraculous advantages?

A single glass of hot lemon water before breakfast can not only help you stay hydrated, but also improve digestion and regulate an overactive appetite.  Prepared successfully it eliminates accumulated toxins in the body, whilst at the same time, improves the function of the digestive system.

It has amazing natural cleansing properties and the ability to increase detoxification due to the lemon’s bitterness, which activates the bile flow, helping emulsify and remove fat soluble toxins.

Is this not enough reason to start drinking lemon water tomorrow morning!?

There is however,one thing to bear in mind and not forget and that is the most important ingredient in the preparation of your glass of lemon water – to add some lemon zest!

The lemon skin contains the flavonoid limonin, the bitter, white, crystalline substance found in citrus and this is where the detox properties come from. Adding the lemon zest will help you make use of all the benefits that this drink offers.

To conclude, the next time you prepare your glass of hot lemon water, remember to add at least half a teaspoon of lemon zest to it, which will provide you with maximum health benefits.

Hot water and lemon has become an increasingly popular everyday routine nowadays. Now you know why! Enjoy!

Daily Health Journal

Healthy Choices! Fun Challenge – Daily Journal for those aspiring to enhance and improve their lifestyle.


We all need a little structure in our life. Why not take a look at how you can actively begin shaping your new life.

Start the day – Wake up with a nice big glass of water, get the metabolism moving and prevent bloating. Having a small snack ready will ensure you get some quick carbs and protein into your system. Banana and Almond are great to jump start the metabolism.

Now go and work-out! it is a known fact that people who participate in morning exercises tend to work out longer and more intensely than those who sweat it out during other times of the day. It will keep your metabolism burning more calories during the day.

Make sure you stretch after exercise. Why not do this whilst you are In the shower?

Enjoy a filling breakfast including protein and carbs, you’ll have plenty of time to burn them off.

After breakfast, prepare lunch for later.

Ensure you fill your reusable water bottle when you arrive at work. You will then be able to sip water throughout the morning. Staying hydrated will prevent hunger and the temptation to snack.

Make sure you have a mid-morning snack of some fibre, try to keep it around 150 calories.

Whilst you have a spare moment create a Daily Health Journal and take some time to fill it in. Write down what you’ve eaten and how much you have exercised it will keep you focused, giving you an idea of calorie intake and keep you motivated to achieving your goals.

Mid-day, Get yourself moving – go for a walk, bike ride do some strength training exercises.

After your walk or activity, eat the healthy lunch you packed from home – low fat protein fibre fresh veggies whole grain and fruit for desert. Enjoy with some water.


After lunch has settled, keep walking, either on the phone or in a meeting, walking can help you think more clearly while burning calories.

Md-afternoon have a snack ready to keep energy levels going till dinner. Opt for something sweet or indulging to prevent over eating later.

Sip green tea – caffeine will give you a little pep and green tea has been shown to suppress the appetite and increase metabolism.

Walk or bike from work to help release work stress, which can trigger overeating.
For dinner choose low calorie veggies, low fat proteins and grains. Put away left overs to prevent overeating and going back for more!

After dinner brush your teeth while doing this, do some squats to tone your legs, the minty breath will prevent mindless late night snacking.

In the evening, RELAX in front of TV – doing strength exercises during commercials.

Prepare and make sure you have your workout gear ready for tomorrow, think about your breathing, get comfy in your favourite chair, this will encourage sleepiness.

At the end of the day snuggle into bed and prepare to dream – sweet dreams! Getting enough sleep is proven to help maintain emotional stability and a healthy lifestyle.




With summer upon us and temperatures rising, we all want to stay cool and look great. No one wants to have to spend hours stuck inside shaving. When it comes to smooth delightful skin, there’s only one way: wax on, wax off.

Unfortunately, too many people men and women are put off this excellent method of hair-removal by fears of the pain that comes with a waxing session. Although discomfort is inevitable, it shouldn’t put you off waxing as there are plenty of ways to minimise it for a less painful (if not pain-free!) experience.

To get the best results, preparation is essential. Make sure not to shave for at least three weeks before you wax; shaving shortens and thickens the hairs, not only making them much harder to remove but also making areas more sensitive and painful to touch.

Sadly there is nothing you can do to get rid of the pain of waxing completely. If you are really worried, you can try taking an ibuprofen half an hour before you head to the treatment. That way, pain will be minimised while the ibuprofen has the added benefit of reducing any redness or swelling.

It’s also a great idea to get waxing before summer actually arrives. A steady stream of waxing sessions will do wonders for reducing hair regrowth so that, by the time you’re ready to head away on holiday, unwanted hair should be the least of your worries.


If you leave waxing until the summer, make sure not to sunbathe just before your session as waxing sun-burnt or sun-damaged skin is not a good idea at all.

Similarly, try not to sunbathe for at least 48 hours after your session. Waxing can remove the top layer of skin, leaving it vulnerable to sun damage, so make sure to apply plenty of SPF for protection. Try not to apply any perfumed lotions, wear rough clothing or dive into any public swimming baths during those crucial following days too. The sensitive new skin exposed by waxing can be prone to rashes and infections, scratches may become sore or swollen without care.

Always give the skin plenty of time to rest after a hair removal session.


I know it sounds daunting but the results of waxing speak for themselves. They say: No Pain, No Gain, so follow these handy hints and have cool, smooth, skin in no time.

Linda Lush – Lushious Life


The Big Lunch 2015 – Southampton

Looking for something to do this Sunday?

At a loose end?

Look no further!

Come along to ‘the big lunch’ for a Great Fun Day.

Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, 150 Weston Lane,

Southampton. SO19 9SJ



Fete Games, Raffle, Entertainment, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Hog Roast, Doughnut & Sweet Stall and much, much more…….

All funds raised on the day go to the NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit, Southampton General Hospital.  ‘Such a good cause’.

So….. Don’t forget to leave a space in your diary!

Look forward to seeing you there?

Thank you

The Big Lunch 2015 – Southampton







JUST a top coat which is the gel on regular nail polish!

You don’t have a limited colour selection of gels.

It doesn’t take any longer than a normal manicure plus drying time.

Removal is easy with minimal filing.

No boisterous process as with colour and topcoat in gel form.

Less damage to nails – as nail varnish sits on natural nails.  No soaking in Pure Acetone which is extremely drying.


Seems like a smart idea? Too good to be true?

Well this is feasible but you need a little patience.


The regular nail Polish has to be completely dry. (drying time can vary, but is usually 20 mins for a regular manicure, however, it is worth noting that some solvents can take 24 hours to dry). Care has to be taken not to seal in wet polish or the gel topcoat will just slip off!


This technique is not guaranteed but it is certainly worth persevering with to see what works for you, ensuring you get the full benefits.

Authentic Appeal – do you know the secret?

Want to know the biggest secret about your authentic appeal? It’s determined by you.

That’s right. When you find yourself attractive, luscious, gorgeous and appealing, then others will, too.


With that, here are six simple ways for you to connect to your natural, sensual, sexy self. In doing so, you’re guaranteed to feel more attractive in your own skin, making you naturally irresistible to those around you.

1. Get dressed up — for yourself!

Let’s be honest: many of us dress up for other people. We want to make an impression! But I encourage you to get dressed up solely for yourself.

Wear whatever makes you feel fabulous, and do it often. Feel good in your clothes, your style, and your body. This is the secret to really looking good to others.

2. Eat a decadent meal slowly and enjoy it.

Food is a sensual experience — it’s meant to be enjoyed. By taking in the smells, flavours, colours and textures of your food, the experience can become erotic.

Being present to the experience of a good meal awakens your senses to the fullness of life, and you better believe, this makes life feel incredibly sexy.

3. Go on a stroll (just because).

Take a walk, not to get somewhere, but to feel the movement of your body.

There is a natural grace and sensuality that exists when we become aware of what it feels like to be in a body. Through enjoyable movement, you will feel this grace moving through you. And this is highly attractive to others.

4. Seduce yourself by creating a romantic mood.

Many of us believe that the purpose of a mood is to share it with another person. Of course, this is really nice. But have you ever created a mood just for you? It can be just as good!

Do whatever feels romantic, sensual, or relaxing, just for you. Light candles, put on soft music, take a bath, or slowly eat a bowl of ice cream. Allow yourself to be turned on by you! Doing so turns you on to life, which is hot to everyone around you.

5. Dance

Dancing helps you feel more comfortable in your body. Not to mention it’s so fun!

Move without feeling self-conscious. It’s great practice to be more comfortable in your own skin.

6. Love your body.

Your body is unique to you, and it’s a beautiful thing. It’s the only body you’ve got! You have to love your body if you want others to love it too.

So how do you do this? You start by showering yourself — your skin, your arms, your legs, your shoulders, any part — with love, kindness, acceptance and affection.

By connecting to this energy within yourself, you’ll feel it reflected back at you from all around. So go out there and make it happen! I dare you to kick the heat up a notch.

Please leave a comment below telling us one way you’re going to connect with your sensual self this week. I look forward to hearing from you!