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Monday, 2 May 2011

LEGGINGS MAKE YOU FAT

The following is from the Daily Mail. It is true its not just leggings any foundation garment has this effect, it makes the muscles lazy. The other thing that leggings do is, they stretch with you so when your waistline expands, because they are stretchy, you don't notice and its only when you try and fit into your jeans or other clothes you realise you've gained weight. Leggings are fine for occasional use or for the gym, but don't wear them all the time

Why leggings make you fat: Wearing them 'causes lazy muscles and leaves legs and stomach flabby'


Famous fan: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is one of a number of celebrities who has helped make leggings fashionable
Famous fan: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is one of a number of celebrities who has helped make leggings fashionable
Whether it’s forgetting  to wax or having a ‘fat’  day, leggings hide all manner of sins.
But the army of women who rely on them could be in for a nasty shock now that it’s time to peel them off for summer.
Experts have warned that leggings can make the muscles ‘lazy’ and  can result in flabby stomachs and wobbly legs.
The claim will alarm thousands for whom leggings have become a  wardrobe staple.
Physiotherapist Sammy Margo said: ‘Leggings feel good and look great and I am as addicted to them as anyone, but there is a downside.
‘They hold in and support the quadriceps (thigh muscles), buttocks and core muscles in your tummy,  and do the job the muscles are supposed to do.
‘As a result, the muscles are allowed to relax and switch off, so when we reveal our bodies for the first time as summer approaches, they are not as svelte or firm as they otherwise would be.’
The problem is further exacerbated because wearers’ bare legs and  midriffs are ‘out of sight, out of  mind’, so women are less inclined  to take steps to tone up during the winter months.
Mrs Margo said: ‘Leggings hide the bits of our bodies we don’t like, such as the cellulite on our legs or our “muffin top”, so we are able to ignore the problem and we are less motivated to exercise these parts.’
Celebrity advocates of leggings include Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham, who even launched her own designer range.
Lycra leggings made a fashion comeback in 2006 and have remained popular ever since.
They are now available in virtually every style and colour, including wet-look, denim, animal print and neon.
But perhaps today’s news marks the beginning of the end for this particular fashion fad.
The good news is that women can apparently regain the strength in the muscles that have been made lethargic by their leggings through a few simple, daily exercises.
They include walking with ankle weights, clenching and releasing the stomach and buttocks throughout the day – and even using a piece of string to aid core exercises.


Mrs Margo, a chartered physiotherapist based in north-west London, explained: ‘Suck your stomach in as far as it will go then breathe out about halfway. Tie a piece of string around your stomach at that point and keep it there all day.’
The idea is that by holding in  the stomach – using the string  as a guide to tell you when you are not holding it in enough, you work the muscles.
Mrs Margo said it takes about  six weeks for the muscles on the  legs and stomach to noticeably  tone up from the day you start to exercise them.
She added: ‘So people should already be weaning themselves off their leggings if they want to look their best in time for summer. The sunny weather should have helped them to ditch them a bit earlier this year and get a head start.’



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IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO FORECAST THE FUTURE AND OTHER QUESTIONS?

I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.


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