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“I have tried the Fasting Mimicking Diet”: the experience of those who did ProLon®

Here some questions and curiosities to those who did ProLon®. Let’s discover together the personal experience of 2 women who have tried the Fasting Mimicking Diet: Zoa and Carolina, two young health coaches.

Are you curious about ProLon? Would you like to know more about the Fasting Mimicking Diet? Continue reading the article to learn more!

 

How did you find out ProLon and what did you think about?

Z: “I love studying the blue zones, and during my research I came across Valter Longo’s study and his book “The longevity diet”, and then learn about the Fasting Mimicking Diet .”

C: “I found it through a friend that was doing it. I decided to read about it and that is how I got intrigued by it.”

 

Did you feel worried about doing the Fasting Mimicking Diet? If so, what were you most afraid of?

Z: “I was very excited to try the benefits of it, but I was afraid about the psychological consequences (was I was going to feel anxiety…or hungry and weak…) but I prepared my mind to do it and it was easier that I imagined.”

C: “I wasn’t afraid of it, I was just worried I would lose too much weight, but in the end I did not lose a lot of weight.”

 

How did you feel during the 5 days? Tell us about your experience.

Z: “The first two days I felt good, the third day was the most difficult and the 4th and 5th I didn’t feel hungry but I felt less energy and I didn’t like that feeling. But not any sort of anxiety or gluttony, which really surprised me!”

C: “Day 1 and 2 were ok. Day 3 was the hardest for me, for sure. I thought about quitting on several occasions during the day. Day 4, however was a miracle day. I woke up feeling so so good and with so much clarity and energy that I was motivated to keep on going.”

 

Which one was the hardest day for you?

Z: “The third day was the most difficult day.”

C: “Day 3 is the hardest day of all!!!”

 

How did you find yourself after ProLon? What about now?

Z: “I feel more conscious about eating, and after the Fasting Mimicking Diet I eat with less anxiety and slower.”

C: “I actually found myself feeling really really well. My body was also looking amazing. My skin was glowing. I will actually do it again after summer.”

 

Would you recommend ProLon? And why?

Z: “I would recommend ProLon if someone is thinking on water fast I prefer this way of fast. I think it is a good way to support the normal daily diet.”

C: “Yes I would. It’s amazing how you feel after. I also think it’s a nice break for our system. It works so hard all day, all the time, that a 5 day break is wonderful!! Thank you for creating such an amazing product.”

 

Just do what they do: Try ProLon now! And if you want to know more about Zoa and Carolina, follow them.

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EIGHT GOOD HABITS TO SUCCEED IN THE RIGHT WAY

Sleep well, eat healthy and play sports, losing weight. But also: do not do excessive workouts, allow yourself a few moments of relaxation and do not exaggerate with renunciations. Maintaining the line is not a seasonal goal, but a milestone to achieve throughout the year.

It takes little, very little, to be able not to lose this condition throughout the year. Let’s see together 8 good habits to stay in shape in the right way. The only thing that you have to do is to keep reading this article!

 

How to stay in shape

To stay in shape, it is essential to maintain a double compass in behaviour. On the one hand, do not set unrealistic objectives, which then have a counterproductive effect and remain only good, but not realized, intentions. On the other hand, focus yourself on things, the simplest but most effective ones, which serve not to lose shape.

 

8 habits for staying in shape

Here are our 8 key tips:

  1. Don’t exaggerating with the renunciations. Starting with setting achievable goals: it is useless and counterproductive to make too drastic diets that provide for exaggerated and drastic renunciations. As in all things, results can only be achieved through progressive paths. For starters, instead of eating much less, start by choosing healthy food;
  2. Plenty of water, even through fruits and vegetables, such as red fruits, apples and pears, tofu and soja, cauliflower, avocado, oranges, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green beans, carrots and peppers. These foods are foods with a high content of water, fiber and a low glycemic index, all characteristics that help to control the appetite and to reduce the calorie intake;
  3. Losing weight, without excess and without too much speed. Losing 10 kilograms in a few days is useless and is likely to do damage to your metabolism. To be durable, weight loss must be slow because the body in this way manages to adapt better to the change. On the other hand, it is the small change that lasts over time and that brings great results;
  4. Adapting and getting used to healthy food. This is a fundamental condition if you want to stay in shape without making excessive efforts. Choosing wisely what to eat, based on freshness and caloric intake. This is the best way to ensure our body the energy needed. Learn to read the labels and select the foods you put on the table;
  5. Doing sports but without exaggerating. Doing physical activity certainly leads to consuming more calories, but not necessarily to losing weight. In general, it is preferable to move a little less, but every day, than training strenuously twice a week;
  6. Walking so much is a good way to stay in shape. Going to the office – whenever possible – walking or cycling and climbing stairs on foot instead of elevator are small gestures that in the long run can help a lot your body;
  7. Sleeping well. Another fundamental rule to maintain the line is to adopt regular life rhythms and sleep well. The rest should always be at least seven hours because a rested body is the first step to maintain a metabolism at its maximum potential.
  8. Don’t waiting for a reason to get back in shape. Summer and costume rehearsal do not have to be the only motivations to make sacrifices to get back in shape. It must be rather a long-term journey and a goal to reach day after day. You will see that after some little difficulty to impose the right habits it will become natural to continue in the path.

And you, are you already practicing some of these tips to stay yourself in shape? ProLon® could be a great starting point to take care of yourself with fasting mimicking diet.

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5 TIPS TO CARRY OUT FASTING IN THE BEST WAY

Are you scared of 5 days of Fasting Mimicking Diet? Do you have your ProLon® kit resting on your desk for weeks? Are you waiting for the right time to start? We are here to give you 5 tips to carry out ProLon in the best possible way in order to overcome this fear and feel motivated to do the Fasting Mimicking Diet.

What is the Fasting Mimicking Diet?

Starting from the beginning: do you know what is the Fasting Mimicking Diet? The ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet® is a proprietary plant-based restricted-calorie meal program that has been scientifically designed to provide the rejuvenative effects of fasting at the cellular level, while still providing the body with nourishment.

Thanks to the dosage of the components and their macronutrients, during this program your body believes that you are fasting, thus it is able to take advantage of all the benefits of fasting, such as to enhance metabolic health, cellular renewal, performance and weight loss.

Now let’s see together the best 5 tips to carry out ProLon in the best possible way so as not to be scared of fasting.

Our 5 tips to carry out ProLon

– Inside the box, you will find the book “The longevity diet“, written by the professor Valter Longo and containing the results of more than 25 years of research on aging, nutrition and disease across the globe. Before starting the program, read it in order to be fully informed about the Fasting Mimicking Diet benefits and what will happen inside your body during the ProLon cycle. You will be even more motivated, the fear will fade and you will have a great desire to start as early as possible;

-Begin your ProLon cycle when you are mentally serene. You know, mental serenity is the basis of the well-being of our body. Stress would not help you to take this path in peace, and it would make it more difficult;

– Prepare a few days earlier your body with lighter food, so that you will not feel a net difference between the days before and the first day of ProLon and it will be easier to complete the program without constantly thinking about food;

-One of the most common side effects is the headache. Use of medicines for pain and inflammation during the FMD is not recommended, and one way to prevent this feeling of general malaise during the 5 days is hydration. Tip: drink at least 2.5 liters of water per day;

-It can be hard to think that you can’t eat what you want during the 5 days, but while you are feeling more hungry and you would like to eat your favourite dish, try to divert attention from these thoughts and focus on the positive results and the Fasting Mimicking Diet benefits that you will get at the end of the program: you will feel more energetic, rested, deflated, in addition to all the benefits that will draw your body!

 

By following these simple but important tips to carry out ProLon in the best possible way, you need never fear the fasting, but you will only be motivated to start immediately. So, what are you waiting for? Get that kit on your desk for weeks, and if you don’t have it yet, order your ProLon kit now!

 

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FOODS THAT HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER

If during the day we eat many foods high in fat and low in fibres, the sleep of the next night is agitated and of poor quality. The reason? Slow digestion and a sense of heaviness. But if we focus on the right foods, we can stop that from happening and even improve the quality of rest. Let’s find out together what are the best foods to help sleeping better and why they work.

The importance of sleep

Sleep is that period of rest during which the conscious moment of waking is suspended and we enter into a particular psycho-physical state given by the suspension of will and consciousness. It is an indispensable process, a complex phenomenon that occupies about a third of our existence, necessary for physical recovery and mental well-being. The need to sleep is higher in childhood and is reduced as we grow: during adolescence we need to sleep about 10 hours a night, while in adulthood 7-8 hours of sleep are enough to wake up rested. In general, each person has their own subjective need for sleep.

Nutrition against insomnia: foods to help you sleep

Nutrition plays a decisive role in the dynamics of sleep, there are a lot of foods that help sleeping better, in fact the metabolism of food ingested, the quantity and quality of proteins and trace elements absorbed are closely linked to the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and adrenaline, which are the protagonists of our being calm or anxious.

Some people often fall asleep in the evening without too much difficulty, but then they wake up in the middle of the night for no apparent reason, or very early in the morning and they are not able to sleep again. In these cases, we are dealing with insomnia, a disorder that makes us perceive sleep as light and of poor quality. The causes of insomnia are many and to mention some of the most common:

-psychological stress, anxiety and depression disorders;

– seasonal changes;

-shift work involving a change in the sleep-wake cycle;

-organic disorders of various kinds, such as joint or muscle pain.

It’s important to follow certain behavioural norms and follow specific nutritional advice, aimed both at changing those eating habits that can worsen insomnia and at introducing foods that help sleeping better and provide beneficial nutrients for the sleep-wake cycle. Therefore, it is advisable to:

-avoid consuming abundant meals during the evening hours by eating a light meal at dinner;

-avoid consuming in the evening foods that require very long digestion times, such as foods rich in fat;

-prefer foods rich in calcium, magnesium and B vitamins because these micronutrients promote relaxation of the body;

-choose foods that contain tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle;

-prefer simple cooking methods without adding fat: steaming, ferring, grilling, baking, baking, etc.

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What foods help you sleep

There are anti-insomnia foods that can help you combat sleep disorders. But why? Because they stimulate the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Produced by a small gland present in the brain (pineal gland or epiphysis), melatonin regulates the circadian rhythm, that is the sleep-wake cycle of the organism. As a result, the production of this hormone has a peak at night and very low values during the day.

In addition to melatonin, a diet rich in plant fibres, for example, helps to lengthen the duration of the deep sleep phase. But vitamins, water, which helps you not to dehydrate, and minerals are also important. Foods reach in magnesium are essential, because it helps to ease tensions, promotes relaxation and fights irritability, tryptophan, the amino acid necessary to produce serotonin, the hormone of well-being and good mood, and vitamins of group B, such as B3 (niacin) and B6, essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system, which promotes rest, countering anxiety and depression.

But what are the best foods that help you sleep well?

Bread, pasta, rice, barley, spelt, oats and other types of complex carbohydrates, giving priority to wholemeal carbohydrates for their magnesium intake;

-Legumes such as beans, lentils, chickpeas, broad beans, soya beans, etc. If combined with cereals (e.g. pasta and beans, pasta and chickpeas, rice and bisi, etc.) you can get tasty and functional unique dishes;

-Fish, preferring bluefish (e.g. sardines, anchovies or anchovies, mackerel, herring, etc.) and salmon because they are very rich in unsaturated fats such as omega-3.

-Dried nuts such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, etc. as it is rich in tryptophan.

-Fresh fruit such as bananas, cherries and grapes, without exaggerating the quantity.

-Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, lettuce, asparagus, etc. To maintain a good concentration of tryptophan it is advisable to consume raw or steamed vegetables for as little time as possible.

-Relaxing herbal teas to drink warm or even fresh and preferably without added sugar.

Some ProLon® advice

Here there are some practical tips to be able to sleep better at night:

Try to lie down and get up at the same time more or less;

-Avoid physically demanding activities in the evening hours, such as doing sports, reading a difficult book, studying or working, because these activities keep the mind too active, thus preventing the phase of pre-sleep relaxation;

-Avoid using smartphones, tablets, PC and other electronic devices especially when you are in bed, because they disturb sleep in quality and durability. In addition, the light emitted by the screen can inhibit the release of melatonin and thus make it more difficult to fall asleep;

-Darken the bedroom as much as possible, turn off any lights and avoid keeping on electronic devices because electromagnetic waves disturb sleep;

-Quit smoking. Nicotine is an exciting and harmful substance;

-Avoid sleeping during the day, for example taking a nap after lunch.

 

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THE BEST SUMMER FOODS TO BEAT THE HEAT

Taking care of your diet is always important, but in the summer when the heat is felt, eating properly and correctly is essential to maintain a good state of health. What foods to eat in summer? It is good to prefer light and refreshing foods. Let’s discover together the best summer foods to beat the heat by reading this article!

Drink, drink, drink 💧

First of all, it is essential to introduce many liquids, in particular water that, as is well known, it is also rich in highly important mineral salts for the organism, in order to counter the loss of mineral salts due to sweating particularly abundant when the temperature and humidity are high. Drink at least two liters (eight glasses) of water daily. In addition to water, that should never be missing, as re-mineralizing and invigorating drinks you can opt for cold herbal teas and infusions. Therefore, in summer it is necessary to drink limiting the consumption of carbonated or very sugary drinks and avoiding the intake of very cold drinks that could cause the appearance of a severe congestion. It is good practice to avoid alcoholic beverages that increase sweating and the feeling of heat and also to limit coffee.

What type of food should we eat in summer? 🥒

With the heat also the digestive processes are less efficient, so it is recommended the consumption of light foods. It is advisable to reduce the intake of fats and fried foods, avoiding too elaborate seasonings and spicy foods. Moderating the consumption of elaborate and fat-rich dishes is important because, with the heat, the body consumes less energy. It is advisable, therefore, to moderate the caloric intake, preferring a cooking able to maintain unchanged the intake of minerals and vitamins, also decreasing the amount of salt added during the preparation. Good tips are to season with raw olive oil and give preference to fish for the high digestibility and the lower calorie intake, above all bluefish, such as od, mackerel and anchovies, but also salmon, because they are high in omega 3.

A healthy and well-balanced diet must include consumption of seasonal fruit and vegetables, that are considered also good summer foods, since they contain many liquids and are very rich in mineral salts and vitamins. In addition, their fibre content promotes the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal system. It is significant to vary in foods and colours and prefer seasonal fruits and vegetables, because the colour of food is given by antioxidant substances, as vitamins, and the more you vary the colours, the more complete is their intake.

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What foods grow in summer? Zucchini, celery, radish, tomato, cucumber, green beans, watermelon, melon, apricot. Zucchini is a low-calorie and water-rich vegetable, source of mineral salts such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C and carotenoids. Tomato , in addition to the high water content, contains lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps to counteract the harmful effects of free radicals. Cucumbers contain more than 90% water and are rich in vitamin C and important mineral salts such as sodium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium. They are considered a diuretic, refreshing and detoxifying food that helps to keep the skin hydrated. Among the best summer foods to be consumed to counter the heat should not miss carrots, celery, peppers, radicchio and fennel. Among the aromatic herbs, however, mint  is also recommended for preparing refreshing infusions. Moreover, it is important not to neglect the dried fruits, as almonds and walnuts, that are rich in good fats, minerals and fibres.

What foods to eat in summer: ideas for healthy recipes 🥗

Among the tips about the best summer foods, here you can find some tips on possible summer healthy recipes that are very quick to prepare.

Breakfast:

-vegan pancake with jams without sugar and nuts

-oat porridge with vegetable milk;

Lunch:

-venus rice salad with tricolour vegetables, mint, coriander and cashews

-barley with rocket or basil pesto

-quinoa salad

-gazpacho with pieces of toasted bread

-couscous with curcuma;

Dinner:

– lentils salad

-chickpea hummus

-cod with vegetables

 

These tips about the best summer foods are valid and useful for everyone. However, if you are suffering from disorders, we advise you to consult your doctor and ask him/her about the best diet that suits you. ProLon® is a mostly plant-based program and contains many of the above-mentioned foods useful against heat such as vegetables or dried fruits. What do you think about buying your ProLon® kit now that summer is here? Hurry up!

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THE BEST FOODS FOR HEALTHY SKIN

Is essential a beauty cream applied daily to keep a face young and bright?  Have you ever considered the idea of curing your nutrition to help your skin? Improving the face skin without tormenting it with unorthodox do-it-yourself remedies is possible, you need to include in your diet foods that help fight skin aging. Some foods are real elixirs of beauty, try to believe!

What to eat to have a young skin? The most suitable diet to improve the skin of the face and fight skin aging excludes refined industrial foods, meat and dairy products, known to promote hormonal changes and the appearance of acne, but also the increase of insulin in the blood resulting in irritation to the skin.

The diet for a bright and compact skin is vegetarian: vegetables, fruits, legumes, cereals, dried fruits, oilseeds and occasionally blue fish, are foods that are good for the skin thanks to the nutrients they contain, which discourage cellular aging and therefore delay the appearance of the infamous wrinkles. To find out what these substances are, you just have to continue reading!

Which food is good for healthy skin

The perfect foods for your skin that need to be included in your diet are carrots, spinach, apricots, generally yellow, orange, red or dark green fruits and vegetables. They contain beta-carotene, which is metabolized by the body for the production of retinol. Retinol stimulates tissue renewal and consequently helps the skin to regenerate faster, which is essential if you want a smooth and bright face.

Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids are other key allies for improving the skin of the face: they are the main responsible for a hydrated, nourished and compact skin and can be found in nuts, flaxseed and blue fish.

Antioxidants are essential for a beautiful skin, as they fight free radicals and combat cellular aging. Green tea is rich in it, as well as fruits and vegetables, cereals, legumes and dried fruits. The tomato is rich in antioxidants and lycopene, a component that keeps the skin young and helps to protect it from ultraviolet rays.

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How to get healthy skin by food

Selenium helps fight free radicals and protects against skin cancer. It is contained in mushrooms, brazil nuts, whole grains and fish. Whole grains, mushrooms and fish are also foods rich in B vitamins, essential for the nervous system and antioxidant effect.

Dried fruit contains selenium in quantity, but also copper, vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids. Walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts and almonds are ideal for the daily skin care, since they promote the production of collagen and keep the skin young by counteracting the appearance of wrinkles.

Berries are also essential allies for a healthy skin, as they have an emollient and protective action of the capillaries, ideal for sensitive skin.

Beans, soybeans and olives contain powerful antioxidants, such as vitamin E, and bioflavonoids to keep your skin healthy and counteract cellular degeneration.

Why to use ProLon®

ProLon® is a mostly plant-based program and contains many of the above-mentioned foods: cereals, legumes, vegetables such as tomato, mushrooms, dried fruits. In this way, together with getting all the benefits of the Fasting Mimicking Diet program, you could also improve your skin health! What are you waiting for? Buy your ProLon® kit now!

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MINT USE: DISCOVER THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF

Green leaves, strong smell, fresh taste… Mint is a perennial and resistant aromatic herb, which grows and develops easily if cultivated in the garden or in a pot to always have its fresh and fragrant leaves at hand. Let’s discover together its properties and the mint use in different facets through this article.

Is mint safe? Its properties

Because of the active ingredients contained in mint, it has healing and disinfectants properties. Mint is significant in case of gastro-intestinal disorders, helps the functioning of the liver and promotes digestion. Contains menthol, vitamin C, antibiotic substances, limonene and iso-valerate.

Mint, in the form of tea or herbal preparations, can be of help in case of diarrhoea and gastric disorders. Mint use can assist in the treatment of disorders such as cough and cold, due to its sedative and spasmodic properties. The menthol it contains is considered a vasodilator for the nasal mucosa. The use of products and preparations containing mint and menthol could interfere with homeopathic care. It is advisable to consult your doctor about this.

Mint tea 

For their herbal use, the flowers and mint leaves are harvested between July and August and left to dry in the open air. They are mainly used for the preparation of herbal teas. How to make mint tea? Thanks to the infusion of leaves in boiling water, calculating to use two teaspoons of dried mint for each cup of infusion, to be left to rest for fifteen minutes before filtering and drinking. More or less 500 millilitres of mint tea can be consumed per day.

Is mint tea good for you? The mint tea, for its menthol content, is recommended for its digestive and toning properties. Mint use can help to relax the muscles of the intestine and to promote the secretion of bile and the digestion processes of food through the digestive system. The intake of mint tea is not recommended in the evening hours, as it could disturb sleep, leading to episodes of insomnia.

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Mouthwash

Another mint use is that of the mouthwash. A mint mouthwash to cool the breath and with an antiseptic action for the oral cavity can be prepared by leaving in infusion for ten minutes in 200 millilitres of boiling water a teaspoon of dried mint leaves. The infusion obtained should be filtered and allowed to cool before being used as mouthwash.

Essential oil of mint

Mint use is also famous for the creation of essential oil. It is recommended to make fumigations in case of cold and it is sufficient to pour a few drops in a liter of boiling water, of which you need to breathe the vapours that will be released.

Essential mint oil should not be applied to the skin of children, but can be used in very dilute form in the preparation of cosmetics or massage oils intended for adults. It is used for the preparation of herbal remedies to combat rheumatism. It can finally be used diluted in vegetable oil to make relaxing and anti-stress massages on the temples and neck.

Mint in the kitchen

Mint  is present in both fresh and dried cuisine as an aromatic herb to be used to flavour dishes. It is excellent as a dressing for salads, vegetables, legumes and cereals.

The dried mint leaves can be used together with lemon juice or zest to create an aromatic summer drink, simply preparing an herbal tea that will then be left to cool. Rubbing fresh mint leaves on the fingers can help to eliminate any unpleasant odours left on the fingers by garlic or onion.

 

In Prolon you can find several spearmint infusions, in order to take advantage of its various health properties during the Fasting Mimicking Diet program.

Do you like mint? How often do you use it? And in what way? Tell us all in the comments! ProLon®.

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RELAXATION TECHNIQUES: RELIEVE STRESS AND ANXIETY

Every day we accumulate a lot of stress and anxiety that prevent us from living peacefully. Being able to counter all this tension is not easy, especially because we can never give us time for ourselves!

Being able to relax is essential to face with more strength and energy the daily challenges and commitments! You don’t need expensive wellness centres or special holidays, but just a few simple gestures to do at home, day after day, to regain a good mental and physical balance and get rid of stress! Ready to know our tips on do-it-yourself relaxation techniques? Read on!

 

What are relaxation techniques

Relaxation techniques are voluntary actions to regulate and manage states of anxiety and stress. These techniques are intended to relieve the individual from tension and restore his/her psychophysiological balance. In the West it is only in the last decades that relaxation techniques have made room because it has been accepted the idea that the organism is a complex system constituted by the interaction of mind and body.

 

Our tips 

What are our recommended relaxation techniques? The best way to purify the mind from negative thoughts and relax the body from all the accumulated tension is to think for a while to yourself! Give yourself moments of peace by doing what you love, without thinking of anyone else. Read a book, listen to your favourite music, give yourself a long skincare routine…

A very common and super effective method to meditate and relax comfortably at home is music. There are many perfect relaxing sounds to fight stress, each with its own characteristic. Classical music, for example, is among the most popular when it comes to anti-stress remedy. Some instruments, especially the piano, are loved for its ability to instil tranquillity and serenity

When you can, turn off your phone and get away, even if only for a few hours, from what surrounds you, maybe taking advantage of a nice hot bath. The water has a great relaxing power! There is nothing more calming than a nice shower or a hot bath, which loosens not only the psychological and mental tension, but also the physical one! A good anti-stress technique consists in supporting the jet of hot water behind the back of the neck and shoulders, that is the areas where nervous tension accumulates most, which will go away thanks to the massage of water.

The ideal time to relax is in the evening, just before bedtime. However, after learning to listen to your body, it becomes easier and you can do it at any time, to regain energy at work or to calm down after a long fight.

Dim the lights, turn off the TV, search for conditions of maximum tranquillity… Lay down on the ground on your backs, your hands at your sides, your eyes closed. Surrender and let the body spontaneously find the position of least tension. Let gravity guide your movements and that a progressive muscle relaxation happens. The joints will have to melt and move gently as if driven by the wind. Perform deep breaths, focusing on your abdomen, try to inflate it like a balloon during each inhalation and then slowly empty it during exhalation. Just relax…

Now concentrate on the face, keep your eyes closed without squeezing, let your eyelids gently lower. In a few moments you retrace in your mind all day. Collect your energies and transmit them to your forehead. Imagine someone gently pulling your hair down. The forehead follows the movement of the scalp, the skin of the face becomes ductile, the lips open, the jaw opens gently. The more time passes, the more tensions disappear. Your muscles become like butter, your skin an ice cream that melts in the sun, the hair seems to detach from your body. Abandon…

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Now the relaxation is total, the mind is in a quiet phase, the half-closed eyes are lost in the void. Peace and tranquillity reign in the room, your relaxation is such that you do not see and feel anything. Stay in this state for a few minutes and if you feel the need, falling asleep.

When you decide to return to reality, try slowly to regain control of the musculature. Try to rebuild your body slowly, lifting skin and muscles from the ground. The inhalations get deeper, the exhalations get shorter. Gradually regain control of your relaxed muscles, small shivers run down your back as a testimony to the energy that starts to flow again.

Rise slowly and open your eyes at the last moment. You feel satisfied, relaxed, a sense of tranquillity surrounds you, tensions have disappeared and above all you are aware that you have given back the right serenity to your spirit.

 

Have you ever tried these relaxation techniques or do you have personal and special methods? Do you give yourself moments of relaxation to remove stress and tension? Tell us all in the comments! Prolon.

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TOMATOES BENEFITS: 10 REASONS TO EAT THEM.

Red, juicy, you can always eat it thanks to the many nutritional and therapeutic properties. What are we talking about? Tomato! It is a berry of various forms and a symbol of the Mediterranean diet, as well as a good and healthy ingredient. Did you know that the health benefits of tomato are numerous and that it can improve our lives? You may be wondering “And what are tomatoes benefits?” Well, read this article and find out!

10 health benefits of tomatoes.

  • They keep the skin healthy, since they are rich in lycopene, which, together with antioxidant benefits, helps to protect the skin from the harmful action of ultraviolet rays, in addition to keeping away wrinkles. Are tomatoes good for skin? Yes, of course!
  • They possess high levels of calcium and vitamin K, which are both good for repairing and strengthening bones. In addition, lycopene has been shown to be a valuable ally in combating osteoporosis.
  • The increase in the consumption of tomatoes could have an important impact on our lives: they help us to sleep better and, as well known, if we sleep well our lives also improve.
  • It’s great for eye health because of the action of beta-carotene and lutein, which protect your eyes from degenerative diseases. Whether it is raw or cooked is not important, but the advice is to eat them always ripe, because the greenish and unripe fruits not only do not contain all the beneficial substances but are rich in a substance, solanine, potentially toxic for the organism.
  • It is an excellent ally against aging, thanks to the presence of carotenoids (beta-carotene and lycopene) that protect from the harmful effects caused by free radicals and other oxidizing elements responsible for cellular aging.
  • Lycopene has antitumor molecules, which give the tomato an anti-cancer action. This action is more stimulated after cooking, since it improves the nutritional value.
  • Tomatoes are low in calories but are rich in nutrients and energy. They also help to curb appetite, as it is rich in water, and its high fibre content is an effective remedy against constipation.
  • They are good for the heart, are effective in reducing cholesterol levels and can lower blood pressure thanks to the high content of vitamin B, folic acid, niacin and potassium. In general, if they are included in the diet, tomatoes help to fight heart problems.
  • They reduce the damage caused by smoking since they contain coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid that help protect the body from carcinogenic substances present in it.
  • Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps to strengthen the immune system.

 

In ProLon® you can find soups based on tomato, in order to take advantage of its various health benefits. Soups maintain the pure taste of tomato and they are also good in the summer version as Gaspacho.

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HOW TO DO YOGA AT HOME: 5 EXERCISES FOR A PERFECT START TO THE DAY.

Do you know how to do yoga at home?

Have you ever thought that doing yoga in the early morning might really improve the quality of your day? Do you know how to do yoga at home? You just need willpower and constancy, that’s it! Are you willing to wake up a little early and enjoy 30 minutes of well-being as soon as you get out of bed? At first it may seem like a sacrifice, but the benefits will be evident from the first sessions. All you need is a well-ventilated room, a mat and (possibly) silence or soft music.

What is yoga good for?

Do you know what is yoga? Before illustrating the exercises to start your days in the best way, let’s see together what benefits yoga brings at sunrise:

  • Yoga in the morning can reduce or even eliminate several back pains due to poor posture during sleep, a mattress or a poor-quality pillow.
  • You will be able to recharge and feel your body active and vibrant. It often happens that you wake up even more tired than before and the desire to get back under the covers is too much. With this sweet routine you can start with energy and vitality!
  • It increases the flexibility. It is always useful as well as pleasant to spend a day full of commitments and feel your body flexible and soft. Don’t worry if as soon as you get up you feel stiff as a log, just a little patience and a regular breath to soften.
  • Increase the sense of well-being and relaxation during the day. Thanks to this practice you can take with you this sense of widespread well-being and also transmit it to the people around you.

The 5 exercises for a perfect day.

First it is important to remember that proper breathing is the key to the good performance of each exercise. Lie down on your mat and begin to breathe normally, trying to synchronize the length of the exhale with that of the inhale. Now let’s see how to do yoga at home and what are the best 5 exercises in the morning:

  • Sun salutation. Get up and take to the top of the mat by starting the Sun salutation Surya Namaskara. Do a few cycles (5 minutes) in order to heat the whole body and finally rest on the mat. Listen to what has changed in muscular and respiratory. The sun salutations are potentially endless, and the rhythm of the sequence can also vary, as each instructor can change the cycle by adding new positions to increase the intensity of movement and to involve additional muscle chains.
  • The position of the cat. Move into quadrupedal position and try to keep your wrists aligned with your shoulders and open your knees as wide as your pelvis. Now let’s begin to inhale and look forward arching the column, exhale and bend your back looking towards the navel (try to relax as much as possible the neck). This position will allow you to awaken your spine and begin to dissolve mild contractures and tensions.
  • Balasana, the position of the child. To enter the balasana, it is necessary to bring the buttocks on the heels and stretch the arms forward imagining touching something beyond the mat. If the classic version of balasana creates pain, there are small adjustments or changes to the position. It is important to focus on the breath: imagine creating space between each individual vertebra stretching your arms and breathing deeply. In this position it is possible to breathe bringing the attention to the chest and lungs that expand naturally, without blockages. For this reason, the position is also used as a remedy for anxiety, claustrophobia and various respiratory problems. In each inhale you feel the navel rising gently, in each exhale you retract the abdomen towards the column with gentleness and patience.
  • Cobra, Bujangasana. From the supine position it is necessary to hold the arms still and raise the torso in a gentle but tenacious way. The legs should be held taut and perfectly parallel, the elbows should remain slightly flexed and the palms should remain on the ground. It is important to keep the contracted buttocks in order to protect the lower back.
  • The position of the Half-moon. Standing in the position of the mountain. Feet and legs together, bring your arms up with your hands together and tilt the entire torso to the right. Breathe in deeply and feel your chest expand. Repeat from the other side.