Benefits of Exercise

Take some time off to exercise your body this weekend and see the changes before next week. Here are the amazing benefits of exercise. 1. Exercise is great for your brain. It’s linked to less depression, better memory and quicker learning. Studies also suggest that exercise is, as of now, the best way to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists don’t know exactly why exercise changes the structure and function of the brain, but it’s an area of active research. So far, they’ve found that exercise improves blood flow to the brain, feeding the growth of new blood vessels and even new brain cells. 2. It might make you age slower. Exercise has been shown to lengthen lifespan by as much as five years. A small new study suggests that moderate-intensity exercise may slow down the aging of cells. As humans get older and their cells divide over and over again, their telomeres—the protective caps on the end of chromosomes—get shorter. 3. It’ll make your skin look better. Aerobic exercise revs up blood flow to the skin, delivering oxygen and nutrients that improve skin health and even help wounds heal faster. That’s why when people have injuries, they should get moving as quickly as possible, not only to make sure the muscle doesn’t atrophy, but to make sure there’s good blood flow to the skin. 4. It can help you recover from a major illness. Even very vigorous exercise like the interval workouts is appropriate for people with different chronic conditions, from Type 2 diabetes to heart failure 5. Your fat cells will shrink. The body uses both carbohydrates and fats as energy sources. But after consistent aerobic exercise training, the body gets better at burning fat, which requires a lot of oxygen to convert it into energy. Other benefits of exercise includes 6. Reduces cardiovascular risk Exercise helps reduce body weight, blood pressure, bad cholesterol, Increase in good cholesterol, Increase in insulin sensitivity Finally, exercise helps to improve sleep and sleep pattern and increases self confidence

5 Ways To Make Your Beard Grow Faster

  Growing a beard can be one of life’s secret joys; even a token accomplishment. Not all men find it easy to grow plums of facial hair, but there are a few things you can do to help. While the rate and thickness of growth you produce will be dependent on your age and genetics, one thing all men lack is patience. This is how many men come to ask for advice on how to make your beard grow faster, as no one enjoys the itchy, fuzzy growing in phase. So, if you are looking to get into the beard scene, Male Standard has a few tips to share to help you look and feel like a pro in no time! 1. Give Your Beard the Tools to Grow It might sound obvious, but a diet high in protein, with less stress and more sleep can help you grow a faster beard. Stress is one of the contributing factors of hair loss, and will reverse the effects in men of any age. Protein gives your body the right nutrients to grow more hair, and sleep is the necessary time to put it all into place. Even drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day will help keep the growth thick and healthy. Biotin is a natural hair growth supplement that you can take to help improve the hair quality and growth. This is especially helpful in men who suffer thin, patchy beards. Biotin contains Vitamin B6, C, and E, which will help keep your hair and skin in top shape. The downside to this supplement is that hair and nails are much alike, and accelerated nails and other bodily hair are likely to occur. So make sure you can deal with this potential before going forward. 2. Commit to Growing a Beard The next problem men face when trying to grow a beard faster is unreasonable expectations. It is almost impossible to wake up one morning with a fully-fledged beard, but you can begin to see growth over a few days. When tempted to shave it all off, remember that it will take time and that you are taking active steps in the right downward direction. Most men move out of the itchy, growing in phase by the end of the week, so focus on something else and it will arrive faster. Go through the Male Standard vaults and look up different shapes and styles. Go check out the best product reviews and see what’s on offer as a means of distraction. Or choose a beard personality from the chart pictured above 3. Work With the Facial Hair You Have Just because the beard is not super long yet, or where you want it to be, does not mean you can’t enjoy the growth that you have. Embrace each new growth phase as a time to test out new styles, and enjoy growing from stubble into substantial growth. Keeping the beard trim is also a great technique for creating the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Long, straggly hair is not going to look good on anyone. Invest in a quality facial groomer, so that you can style the longer hair as it comes in. While it might seem counter intuitive to cut hair, keeping it in shape also promotes new growth. Much like the hair on your head, split ends and damage mean that your body is working overtime to repair that damage instead of creating new growth. So don’t be scared to trim things back or into shape, if you are looking for lofty facial locks. 4. Fill in the Blanks If like many men, you suffer patchy facial hair, consider filling in the blanks with beard products that give the appearance of thicker beards. This will immediately draw the eye to the area and make it look as if there is more hair than there is. Most of the time, celebrities keep their beards short and thick, and use this approach. You would be surprised how short some beards actually are, but it’s actually their presence that carries the greatest of weight. Any barber worth his salt keeps this stuff on hand. A beard thickener is a spray on product, which gives professional results. Use this in areas where you have thin, patchy growth to give the appearance of a fuller beard. Just be sure you don’t overdo it, otherwise you might end up Amish on the scale of awesome. Also, choose a color, which is closest to your natural so you don’t end up with a weird leopard print effect (unless that’s your thing). 5. Keep Your Facial Hair in Good Condition Once you have grown your beard, keeping it in top condition will prevent the need to trim if off and start again. Castor oil is a great conditioning treatment that promotes hair growth, and will keep your beard moving in the right direction. Apply castor oil at night before you go to bed (a towel will help prevent staining), and wash off in the morning. Keep this ritual daily until the hair shows successful growth, and then move to a weekly régime.  

Mission accomplished for Newcastle

Newcastle players celebrate wining the Championship title Newcastle United clinched the Championship title with victory over Barnsley, after Brighton conceded a late equalizer at Aston Villa. Ayoze Perez, Chancel Mbemba and Dwight Gayle scored in a comfortable victory, but it was Jack Grealish’s 89th-minute goal which sealed the Magpies’ title. Perez’s flicked finish made it 1-0, before Mbemba smashed in to double the lead from a Perez rebound. Gayle added a late third before Grealish’s goal handed them the title. It was a comfortable win for Rafael Benitez’s side – yet it looked like it would not be enough to seal top spot, after Glenn Murray’s penalty had put league leaders Brighton in front at Villa Park. However, despite being down to 10 men following Nathan Baker’s red card, Grealish beat Brighton keeper David Stockdale to send the Magpies above Brighton in the table. At St James’ Park, DeAndre Yedlin terrorised Barnsley down the right-hand side and it was his cross which Perez guided into the bottom corner to open the scoring. Christian Atsu forced Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies into two strong diving saves with powerful shots and Massadio Haidara smashed a good chance over the crossbar from Perez’s cut-back as the hosts dominated. Davies kept out Jack Colback with his legs, but the Magpies got a deserved second when Davies pushed Perez’s shot out perfectly for Mbemba to smash home his first goal for the club. Jonjo Shelvey struck the post before Aleksandar Mitrovic’s header sent substitute Gayle through to complete the scoring with a confident finish past the onrushing Davies. Under manager Benitez, Newcastle brought 12 players to the club after dropping into the Championship last summer, with Matt Ritchie and Gayle moving down a division to sign five-year deals. With more than £50 million spent in transfer fees alone, the Magpies were under pressure to achieve promotion – a feat they managed with two games to spare. Benitez’s side have battled with Brighton throughout the season for top spot, but since the Seagulls achieved promotion on 17 April they have dropped off the pace dramatically. Ultimately it is three straight wins for Newcastle and three matches without three points for Chris Hughton’s side that has told, giving  the perfect end to the campaign.

Italian pizza

Pizza is a delicious food/snack given to us by the Italians. Pizza is basically hard bread with some toppings. Every Pizza must have cheese, if not it will not be Pizza. The great thing about Pizza is that you can use any food item for the topping For a 12-inch diameter Pizza, you will need: 330g plain flour (all purpose flour) 5g or 2 teaspoons yeast 4 tablespoons olive oil 170mls warm water 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar Margarine (for the oven tray) TOPPINGS . 300g mozzarella cheese 5 tablespoons Tomato Stew 3 mushrooms 1 tbsp minced/ground meat Pepperoni Green bell pepper Red bell pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil Utensils and Equipment Pizza cutter Kitchen towels, plastic film Oven, Brush, Bowls, Sieve etC Directions for making Pizza Mix the Pizza dough 1. Sift the plain flour into a clean dry bowl. The bowl should be big enough for mixing the flour and other ingredients. 2. Sifting airs the flour and breaks up any lumps making it easier to mix. 3. Add the yeast to the dry flour and mix. This is important so the salt (added next) does not touch the yeast. 4. Add the sugar and salt and mix very well. 5. Then add the olive oil and mix very well. 6. Start adding the warm water and mix with a spatula at the same time till all the water has been absorbed. 7.Then  continue by hand till a smooth soft dough is achieved. Fold the dough and place it in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a thin plastic film or a warm towel and place in a warm place for the dough to rise for 1 hour. I usually put this in the oven (turned OFF). Prepare the oven tray Traditionally, Pizza is laid on a pizza stone and baked in a clay oven but unless you live in a beautiful Italian countryside, what most of us have is a standard kitchen oven. And you most probably do not have a pizza stone. So, we will place this Pizza in an oven tray and bake it in a standard kitchen oven. Rub some margarine in your oven tray, making sure that every part of the tray is covered with a thin layer of margarine. You can also use soft butter for this. Sprinkle some flour on it making sure the flour covers all the margarine. When done, pour out the excess flour. Continue with the Pizza dough
  1. After 1 hour, bring out the Pizza dough from the warm place. You’ll notice that the pizza dough is puffy.
  2. Knead it for a bit and transfer to the oven tray. Start spreading the dough in a circular motion like this till it’s about 12 inches in diameter.
  3. The dough may resist as you do this but keep going till you can get the dough to spread as wide as possible.When done, cover the dough and place in a warm place to rise again for 45 minutes.
prepare pizza topping 1.  While waiting for the Pizza dough to rise a second time, wash and slice the vegetables for the pizza topping. 2. Fry the minced beef in a small amount of vegetable oil. It is OK when the beef turns pale. 3. Prepare the tomato sauce for the pizza by adding stock cube, onion powder and salt to some Tomato Stew (fresh          tomato puree fried in vegetable oil). 4. You can also add other dry herbs you love. Back to the Pizza dough 1.After 45 minutes, bring out the pizza dough from the warm place and you will notice that the dough has puffed up again. It is also easier to manipulate so spread it out more. 2. Rub some olive oil on the dough. 3. Spread the tomato sauce. 4. Then sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake and enjoy! 1.  Put the pizza in a preheated oven (180°C or 360F) and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or till the pizza crust is light                brown and the cheese is liquefied by the heat. 2. Bring the pizza out from the oven and place the rest of the toppings on top. 3. Put it back in the oven and bake for 2 minutes maximum, you do not want the vegetables to become dull. That’s it!

Mistakes you make that kills the attraction he has towards you

Mistakes you make with him: If you keep finding yourself in heartbreaking, dead end relationships, listen up. Lately, I’ve noticed some deeper reasons why women struggle with attracting a good man and keeping a healthy relationship with him going. If you see yourself on this list, don’t worry, it’s all fixable and I’ve been there too. Here are seven sneaky mistakes women make with men: * You hate being single. There is a difference between genuinely wanting to enjoy a relationship and feeling as though you’re secretly doomed if you’re not coupled up. The problem with really wanting a relationship is that it gives off a needy vibe that guys perceive as “it doesn’t matter if she really likes ME, she just wants someone.” This needy energy puts him in the driver’s seat and kills the opportunity to win you over with the chase. If you’re already in a relationship, not being comfortable with your own company will cause you to settle for situations that are wrong for you because being alone is scarier than anything else. That brings me to the next point… *You think a man will bring you happiness. Relationships are not the cure-all for your happiness problem. While romantic love is one of the most beautiful, trans-formative experiences there is — expecting a man to make you happy is simply unrealistic. Being happy with your life just the way it is already is a huge secret to attracting a good man. People are magnetically drawn to happy people. Because people get this backwards so often, they don’t understand why they fail to attract love. You have to be happy first, and then the love and relationship can come into your life. * You’re too eager to have children or merge a family. Finding a family man who wants to have children or parent yours (if you’re a single mother) is an amazing thing. And, it is definitely NOT WRONG to want children. You are absolutely entitled to what you want your life to look like. The problem is that when women look for a man to have a family with, sometimes they come off like that’s way more important than falling in love and having a good relationship. Marriage and children are very high stakes activities for men — so when they meet a woman who’s so focused on the family and less on what he’s like, it is a complete turnoff. I understand why this happens. If you’re in your 30’s, want children, and are single, the clock is ticking for healthy biological children. If you’re a single mother, you cherish your children and want to meet someone who would be good with them. Either way, the pressure to meet a family friendly man can be big. The problem happens when women pass this pressure unto men — even when they don’t mean to. Sometimes women try to “cut to the chase” and ask a man if he wants a family right away. Sometimes women try to figure out whether a man might be open to marriage without really getting to know a man first. While not wanting to waste time makes sense on paper, in reality, it makes the man in front of you bolt. Also, wanting the same things is important. However, these are not topics to discuss on the first few dates when you’re getting to know someone before you’ve both even figured out if there’s a mutual attraction.