Health+Wellness

How Can Fitness Empower Women-Pevoia Blog

Celebrity trainer Holly Perkins says it’s time women stop buying into societal pressures. Whether it’s the need for the perfect body, the perfect face, or even the perfect relationship, these pressures simply crowd our minds and hearts and lead toward a dead end.

“There’s this perception that all women need to look like perfect runway models,” says Perkins, a leading national weight-loss expert. “They can feel the anxiety building when they are trying to meet someone else’s expectations. That’s when the effort to lose weight or get fit can add to the stresses of life instead of relieving them.”

Certainly, we as women should want to improve our health, get fit and look presentable, but must we add unneeded stress to the mix? Perkins, who recently released a home-exercise system designed specifically for women called baladea, has created regimens to fuse fitness and wellness exercises, without the stress.

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Happy February: Love is blooming and so is Chef Isa Souza’s delectable dishes filled with freshness and ease to do at home. Whether you’re treating yourself or someone else to a Valentine food fair, choose to find splendor in experimenting with some Brazilian spice.

Shrimp Cocktail in Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:
½ pound of clean and peeled large shrimp [with tail]
1 bouquet of greens
2 avocados
½ onion
1 clove of garlic
1 cup of sour cream
¼ teaspoon chili
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 cup of hearts of palm
Spring onions
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:
In a bowl, prepare the shrimp with a little salt and pepper. Grate the zest of a lemon and add some olive oil. Place in the refrigerator until the avocado cream is ready. For the cream, in a hot pan add a little olive oil, chopped chives and garlic. Keep the heat low so it does not burn. Cook onion until browned with a caramelized texture. Add some grated salt and pepper. In a blender, add the onions, avocado, sour cream, chili, lemon juice and herbs. Mix well until smooth. Place in a bowl and keep it refrigerated until cooled. Cut the hearts of palm in slices. Serve in a glass with the green portion of the chopped spring onions, hearts of palm and fill it with shrimp. Serve cold.

Champagne Rosé Cocktail with Strawberries and Mint

Ingredients:
1 bottle of champagne rosé
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 bunch fresh mint

Preparation:
In a blender, add 2 cups of champagne, strawberries and two leaves of fresh mint. Mix together and serve immediately.

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Make it a Clean Diet this Summer-Pevonia Blog

The Clean Diet means different things to different people, but to make matters less complicated, especially during the fall months when we want fast and easy, the Clean Diet means: paying attention to what you’re eating. See if eating a Clean Diet might work for you.

So what can I eat?

Vegetables: Enjoy unlimited raw, steamed, baked veggies. Yes, they contain carbohydrates, so start removing sauces and learn to like them without adding butter or salt. Nature intended to give us vegetables like carrots and beets that are very high in natural sugars, but they also contain a great dose of Vitamin C among other things.