As man continues to evolve and make progress, change is inevitable, and this change has touched on all areas of our lives including health and fitness. Gone are the days when we ate, drank and made merry, now the focus is all about healthy lifestyles and keeping fit. This article on health and fitness tips will feature simple methods that you can take advantage of in your daily life to enjoy good health and keep fit.One of the first things we need to take control of is our diet. A healthy balanced diet will enable you to enjoy a healthy life for a long time to come. All those fats that are not good for the body have to go. True, we love our burgers and French fries, hot dogs and sausages, cheeses and spare ribs and all the other yummy things that are not good for our health. You have to lean on meats, chicken and fish are best, and low fat in milk and cheese. Make a firm decision and stick with it to see a difference in your well-being.Do not stagnate – move! Grab every opportunity you can to move your body. Even if you have a desk job, you can always stand, stretch or take a short walk now and then. Use the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the grocery store for your milk and paper. If you are not a gym aficionado, then walk the dog. Take your exercise in small doses and you will soon get a rhythm going.Get rid of the stress, you may not think it but stress contributes to poor health. When you are stressed, you get headaches, high blood pressure, stomach trouble, and a whole lot of other ailments, but the worst part of the stress is it ruins your posture. Find things to do every day that you enjoy doing and take at least 30 minutes to enjoy a good book or magazine, a favorite TV program, play with your dog or just soak in the tub.Water is one of our most precious gifts and drinking copious amounts of it helps flush the toxins out of your system. Water contributes to replenishing body fluids and makes the skin look healthy. It flushes the liver and kidneys making them function more efficiently. Water is essential to the well-being of your body, and you should hydrate at regular intervals throughout the day.Use these simple tips to live a healthy and fit life!
Photography composition, like any art composition, depends on individual preference. Nevertheless, there are some rules which may be a great help for any photographer. Having said that, rules are, in my opinion, something which you have to work with well, get comfortable with, and then try to go beyond (read: break them).What I’d like to share here is not some textbook based rules of photography composition, instead I’d write how to get creative around the basic rules to get amazing photos.1. Rule of thirds is still important – when you want to play around the photography composition, the basic foundation you should be comfortable with is the rule of thirds. This is simply where the viewer’s eyes are looking at when they see your images.2. Get out of common angle – An image of flowers taken from the side is boring. Try to take it from a lower angle, and capture the blue sky along with the flowers. Not only the color combination is more attractive to the eyes, but also the impact of low angle strengthens the flowers.3. Simpler is stronger – keep your image simple. Simple images leave stronger impressions on the viewer. You may also consider that sometimes a background is not necessary. Filling the frame fully with the main object can be an alternative.4. Synergize – reduce and eliminate elements That don’t support to your main object in the image. Composition photography is all about choosing view angles that get rid of unnecessary objects and enhance your image.5. Check and recheck your composition – you have to be quite a detailed oriented person when dealing with photography composition. Minor details, many times subtle, can damage or reduce the message you want to deliver.6. Practice makes perfect – no matter how talented you are, the rule of thumb is that repetition is the mother of skills. Take as much photos as you can, learn from your experience to sharpen your instinct and improve your photography composition skill. The only way to get the ability to produce high class images is through hours and hours of practice. I do hope you really like taking photos, or otherwise this process will be painful.7. Learn from people’s experience – I do get inspired to explore the possibilities on photography composition by simply looking at people’s works. In my early days in photography, I only shoot pictures from the eye level perspective and put everything at the middle of the frame. Looking at people’s pictures online really helped me to gain ideas to tap into new paradigm of photography composition.While photography composition has a lot of rules to it, it is still part of an art. There is no right or wrong in arts. The only burden you have is the limit that you set for yourself. Keep exploring the possibilities to improve your photography composition.Good luck and have fun!
Entertaining is something that we all do from time to time in our lives. Some do it more than others while some do it quite rarely. Frequency aside entertaining is one of the most common and enjoyable of activities, that is practiced by every culture on the planet. But what is it really? The most common idea brought to mind is simply bringing people over for dinner but it is much more than that.While the basic concept of entertaining usually involves food there is no set rule that it has to be formal and also no set rule that it has to be standardized by any means. When you invite people into your home you are entertaining but the type, theme, and mood of the event is completely up to you. Many people choose to throw special parties and get togethers during the holiday seasons and may or may not put up impressive displays of decorations.These parties and gatherings are the ones where family members gather in addition to friends, which makes them even more enjoyable. Of course you don’t have to wait for a holiday to entertain people in your home. Any excuse will do from a new promotion, new home, new baby on the way, or you may need no excuse at all. The themes for the events are also as varied as the people hosting them.As mentioned there are massive holiday gatherings but what do most people do when they simply want the company of friends? Well the most common form of entertaining practiced by the everyday person is to order a pizza and watch a movie. This is typically performed for a simple social gathering of friends and can last all night if the company and movies are good enough.More formal gatherings like dinner parties or social events are usually more about meeting people for the first time or entertaining important people. This is less of a friendly atmosphere and more of a professional form of interaction but it is still nonetheless important. The scale of the gathering also differs from events and themes.A typical social gathering between friends can be as small as two and as large as thirty. A formal gathering for a new member of the community or a professional meeting can be from thirty to five hundred. It all depends on when, where, who, and why. There are even some people who make a living out of entertaining and planning large scale events for parties and gatherings. This as you can imagine is a very hectic but rewarding career path.Then you add in all of the caterers and performers for large events and entertaining becomes more complicated but also more fun. The end goal is for people to mingle, enjoy themselves, and eat good food. There may also be business related purposes to some meetings but at its core entertaining is about getting to know other people.Entertaining has many forms, themes, purposes, and crowd sizes. What your guests will be treated to is entirely up to you. Everything ranging from the simple movie night and pizza to the formal dinner parties with complicated meals is at your disposal. So the only thing left to ponder is how you will entertain your guests when they arrive at your home and how long the occasion will last.