Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DIY: Make your Own Natural Iced Tea!

I used to drink Nestea Iced Tea and I loved it. But perhaps as I grew older, my body is no longer able to take in as much junk. I didn't know what happened but I every time I drink the stuff now, I feel something's wrong with my body, or at least my body's quickly reacting to it I suppose. I kept drinking it and saying it's better than soft-drinks anyway. I had to find out by myself and it was horrible. Apparently these Nestea Packets are filled with an artificial sweetener they call Aspartame (same ones they use for Coke Zero etc). The effects of aspartame is really bad that I felt like I was going through a heart attack. I had severe chest pains and I can't breathe well. I wasn't able to sleep because I was going back in forth to the loo, I kept drinking water so as to flush out the toxins I had stupidly drunk.

I said to myself never again will I drink anything with Aspartame on it or any artificial sweeteners. I'd rather stick to honey or at least brown or washed sugar.

But since it's summer here in the Philippines and it's extremely hot!!! I find that turning on the air-conditioner is not enough. You have to drink something cold to replenish your fluids and lower your body's temperature.

Since I like Iced Tea, but don't want to go back to having crazy chest pains due to Nestea, here's what my husband and I did to make one that is pure and healthy.

Tea Bag (Green, Black, Yellow or Mint will do)
Hot Water
Calamansi (4 pcs) or Lemon (1 pc)
Brown Sugar 2-3 tbsp
Cold Water and Ice

Steep 1 bag of Tea on a cup for 2-3 mins
Prepare a pitcher for your Iced Tea and squeeze the Calamansi or Lemon in it removing the seeds.
Add the tea extract, sugar and cold water. Mix well.
Get a glass and fill with ice cubes before pouring in the Iced Tea.

It's so simple, healthy and you get to make more if you want without costing you a lot!

This is a summer must-have!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How to make your own Stylus!

Want to have a stylus for your capacitive touchscreen? 
No need to buy. Just make your own using simple household materials.

You'll need the following:
An unused pen with spring
Cotton - I used a cotton bud here, I ran out of cotton! :)
Wooden tool - this is mostly used for cleaning nails
A bit of water

Use the pointed tip portion of the wooden thingy.
Wrap a small portion of cotton on the tip enough to hug the spring into it.
Attach the spring.
Moisten the tip and the surrounding cotton attached to the spring. This will allow static to be transferred from your fingers to the stylus. Clever eh?

Note: make sure to blunt your wooden tool a bit so as not to scratch your tablet.

I tried it on my kindle fire and it works perfectly!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wall Exercise

Do some Stretching first before doing this

Wall Bridge - starts with your butt against the wall, slowly moving your lower body up, arms on the side, shoulders in place. inhale deep and exhale. slowly return to starting position.

Windshield Wipers - with your butt still against the wall and both legs still up, move left leg to 9 o'clock position. Move it back up to 12 o'clock. Do the same thing with the right leg, doing a 3 o'clock position.

Wall Scissor - butt close to the wall, raise your hips slowly with your hands supporting it as it goes up, keeping the elbows on the floor. Legs should be straight and feet are planted on the wall. Slowly lower left leg toward your head (legs should be kept straight) Return to the first position and do the same thing with your right leg.

Toe Reaches - butt still against the wall and both legs still up, reach for your left toes using your right hand and upper body still flat on the floor. Do the same thing with the left hand reaching for the right toes.

Knee Press - butt is against the wall still, knees bent, and feet should be planted up the wall. Raising your butt and back off the floor, cross your right ankle over your left knee. Then lower your body and repeat on your left side.

For a detailed fitness instruction, I suggest you follow the link below from Prevention.com

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