Winter Walks from Promenade View in The Mumbles, Swansea | Explore With Ed | Food And Travel Blog

We recently received another visit from one of our favourite bloggers ‘Explore with Ed’. He used Promenade View as his base for a Winter Walking Weekend, read this great review.

Source: Winter Walks from Promenade View in The Mumbles, Swansea | Explore With Ed | Food And Travel Blog

Ed also recorded some of his walks on this fabulous film….take a look, it might tempt you to visit Gower this summer – Wales best kept secret (not any more)!

To make a booking please contact Home from Home Holiday Cottages, details below.

https://www.homefromhome.com/cottages/mumbles/mumbles/promenade-view-mumbles#!

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The Importance of Skin Fitness

If like me you overindulged at Christmas, too much chocolate, cake and prosecco, then it will start affecting your skin fitness. Blemishes, dull complexion becomes evident, coupled with the cold drying winter weather, it’s time to take action.

This can often mean doing the thing you most want to avoid – exercising. I have written many times about the benefits of keeping fit, particularly as we get older and it is essential in restoring skin to its healthy glow.

Here is what we recommend at Omorovicza:

Skin fitness is essential to achieve healthy, glowing skin. But did you know that physical exercise can improve your complexion, and is one of the best remedy for wrinkles, dull skin, acne and dry skin…? We reveal why in the next post in our Skin Fitness series.

Regular exercise boosts your blood circulation and improves the oxygenation of skin. Enhanced blood flow helps the skin to regenerate and toxins are efficiently removed from the body. Think of it as cleansing from the inside.

Taking exercise can help improve the texture and elasticity of your skin. It boosts the production of collagen, which helps your skin repair itself subsequently delaying the process of ageing and subsequent dreaded wrinkles.

It has been proven that exercise can help reduce the stress hormone cortisol. This hormone can exacerbate skin conditions such as eczema and acne.

When you work out, your skin receives a dose of oxygenated blood which gives you an instant glow as your skin is hydrated and can “breathe” properly. You feel more relaxed when working out, so your complexion instantly appears less tense. When do you start your skin fitness regime?   Photo credit: Rina Kanehara © Laurent Liotardo / Post-production Nik Pate

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How to Look Younger at 60 | LIVESTRONG.COM

Having just turned 60 myself, I often find myself thinking about my health and wellbeing, as I want to ensure I am fit and healthy into my 70s and beyond.

I work in the Beauty Industry so always wonder if I am still looking as smart as my younger colleagues or am looking a little long in the tooth.

I found these tips helpful, particularly as I see many 60 year olds trying to hide away – behind baggy clothes, behind heavy make-up or just staying more at home because they don’t feel confident enough to go out.

Source: How to Look Younger at 60 | LIVESTRONG.COM

These tips are really quite handy and I know I shall be checking a few of them off my list this week, starting with healthy diet and exercise. A walking weekend it is in the clean fresh air of Richmond Park.

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7 Immunity-Boosting Foods to Fight Colds and Flu – Life by Daily Burn

Don’t know about you but I will do as much as I possibly can to avoid catching a cold in Winter. When I do it makes me feel miserable, runny nose, coughing, unable to breath…horrible, horrible!

So just as a reminder, her are some immune-boosting foods that will help your body fight the dreaded Winter Cold or even prevent you from getting one.

‘Tis the season for colds and flu. But don’t let the sniffles stop you. Stock your pantry with these seven foods to help boost your immune system.

Source: 7 Immunity-Boosting Foods to Fight Colds and Flu – Life by Daily Burn

In addition to eating well, I also recommend regular outdoor exercise, walking is just the ticket. Even in the wind and rain, wrap up well and off you go, along the river bank, in the local park or along a coastal path. Fill your lungs with fresh air and help oxygenate every cell in your body.

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Remove Halloween Makeup – Omorovicza

It’s that time of year again when everyone dresses up as a witch, a wizard or a ghoul and that involves applying heavy make-up, which can often be difficult to remove – not with Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm.

Just follow the link below and watch the video……

Omorovicza Cosmetics

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A Beauty and Luxury Lifestyle Blog | Omorovicza

I love Autumn when the leaves turn gold and red and there is a crispness to the air when walking along the coastal path in Gower. Skin needs particular attention during this changeable weather so thank to Omorovicza for these suggestions.

A beauty and luxury lifetyle blog by skin care experts Omorovicza. Follow our journey and read on to discover the best skin care routine and tips for glowing skin.

Source: A Beauty and Luxury Lifestyle Blog | Omorovicza

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Women Fashion Power – Design Museum – London

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Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum 3You may not be surprised to hear that this exhibition was shown at the Design Museum. Note the words ‘WOMEN’, ‘FASHION’ and ‘POWER’ on the moving clock hands.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum 2Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum 1Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Riding HabitElisabeth of Bavaria (1837-98) in Vanity Fair, 1884, in a smart riding habit. Given that this exhibition was about women and power, I’m not sure if I should include the bit from the card that explains that she was the ‘wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria’. I’d leave it out on principle, but perhaps marriage to an emperor was a key defining point in her identity.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Riding Habit 2Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum 4Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Aesthetic DressDramatic Aesthetic dress with simple folds, above.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Swimming Costume Swimming SuitA swimming suit from c.1900 – how did women move their limbs when swimming / not catch a cold?
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Ribbon CorsetRibbon corset.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum CorsetsCorsets galore – the one on the far left looks very much like a cage made out of wooden slats.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Edwardian Corset Cage CorsetOnthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Suffragette MemorabiliaWhat exhibition about women…

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Your Guide To Plant Stem Cell Skincare

Botanicals are often used in skincare but how do they benefit skin? 

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Etihad – Omorovicza spa destinations/cities

 

You can now experience Omorovicza in the First Class cabins of Etihad Airlines. Our products can be found on Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne and Mumbai. For those of you who may want to enjoy Omorovicza products a little bit longer than the duration of the flight, we reveal where you can find us in these very destinations… Abu Dhabi If you are heading to Abu Dhabi, why not pay a visit to its neighboring emirate, Dubai? From pristine beaches to super-luxury hotels, Dubai is a must visit destination. You can enjoy Omorovicza treatments at the Waldorf Astoria, The Oberoi and Regency Hyatt. London London is one of Europe’s hippest capitals with numerous high profile and ‘on trend’ hotels, restaurants and clubs… It is also a city steeped in history and architecture with sights from Big Ben to the London Eye, the British Museum to the Tate Modern. London is a timeless city offering a fascinating mix of old and new. You can find Omorovicza at Liberty, Selfridges, Space NK, Harrods, Urban Retreat, Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane and Harvey Nichols. New York Known as the city that never sleeps, New York is booming with energy from morning to night. Offering everything from parks and museums to incredible hotels, shops and restaurants, New York is a must city-break destination. If you are going there on a shopping spree you can visit our counter at Bergdorf Goodman or if you need a break to relax you can enjoy Omorovicza treatments at the recently opened Four Seasons Hotel Downtown. Sydney and Melbourne If you are thinking of going Down Under, Australia has a vast and varied landscape, unbeatable white-sand beaches and is definitely one of the most interesting continents around. Laid-back and vibrant, Sydney is a cosmopolitan capital. Melbourne on the other hand, is Australia’s second city and is a place of hidden charms. No matter which city you chose, you can find Omorovicza at Mecca Cosmetica stores. Mumbai India’s most populous city is not only the heart of Indian’s colonial era architecture but also the heart of unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves and premier restaurants. You can find Omorovicza at Sephora in the Palladium Mall within the centre of the city and you can enjoy exclusive treatments two five star hotels: St Regis and Trident.

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Fitness League (Women’s League of Health & Beauty) – what’s the attraction?

I first discovered the Women’s League of Health & Beauty in the 1970’s. I was in my 20’s looking to keep fit and stay slim and was recommended a local class by my friend’s Auntie. To say I was hooked from the beginning is an understatement and when I think why, it was 3 things:

1. An amazing teacher (Chris O’Rourke)
2. Movement and dance combination to great music
3. Progression of movements into a routine

I had never been to a dance or ballet class when I was younger so to be able to ‘perform’ a routine was a great sense of achievement for me. The excitement of doing this at the Royal Albert Hall took it to a whole new level.

I stayed an avid member for 5 years but then I went off travelling, moved to London with my job and for the next 25 years I kept fit at the gym and running but never found anything I loved as much as the Women’s League. Nor did I think of looking for a London class, oh the days before the World Wide Web!

Fast forward to 2006/7 and the modern technology of the internet and Google, sitting at my desk one day, I searched for Women’s League of Health and Beauty and indeed there was a very basic webpage informing me of its name change – The Fitness League, with a contact email – Lucy Martin.

I contacted Lucy to enquire about classes and possibly training as a teacher and within a day or two I was off for a taster day and enrolled on a training course with Pat Holden, another inspirational teacher, before I could even think about it.

I currently relief teach, with a view to starting my own classes in the near future. Since becoming a teacher and attending teacher training and meetings, I became curious as to what drew other members and teachers to the League in the first place and what kept them coming back year after year, sometimes for 50 years or more. Here are some of my findings from 20 current members/teachers:

1. 95% were introduced by their Mum, Auntie or a close friend – so word of mouth was the overwhelming introduction to FL
2. The combination of movement to music was the main attraction, and what kept people coming back for more, as it offers an holistic approach through stretching, strengthening and toning to achieve optimum fitness.
3. The desire to pass on the benefits, often led members into teaching, as they too wished to spread the word.
4. The friendships (some span 50 years or more) and social aspect of being part of a class or team.

What can we draw from this or learn as we take Fitness League further into the 21st Century? For sure, the more we talk about it and spread the word the more we will increase brand awareness. Are we telling anyone who will listen, the amazing benefits of FL or do we talk about it in hushed tones when friends ask us what ‘kind’ of fitness it is that we do? The one with the black pants and white shirts is how I often end up explaining it.

Let’s not make the Fitness League our best kept secret but let’s shout about it in the modern world. Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, Bloggers, Vloggers, Youtube etc – are the new Mum’s, Aunties and best friends of the modern world. This is how the Millennials live their lives, through images and posts on their Twitterfeed. How often do you see something on the web that drives you to buy it, try it or not, as the case may be. We all hear about things going viral, let’s take the League viral!

It’s where we find our news and where we create our views. Whenever you post something on the Web use a hashtag, this is what makes something a trending topic #FitnessLeague #Thisgirlcan #BagotStack #Movementislife. Get your children and grandchildren to post on their Social Media pages about their amazing Mum or Grandma or let’s create a Fitness League day where we all twitter and FB, maybe on the birthday of Mary (Mollie) Bagot Stack #BagotStack

From one Fitness League fan to another – let’s safeguard it for our children and our children’s children….why wouldn’t we? It is the most amazing form of all round exercise you can do and it is what keeps our members fit and active well into their 90’s!

I wish to thank all of the teachers and members who sent me their reasons for joining and what keeps them coming back. I was inspired so let’s continue to inspire our members and the members of the future, let the Bagot Stack method live on.

Find your nearest class:

http://www.classfinder.org.uk/
http://www.thefitnessleague.com/

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