1 in 3 Americans use alternative medicine, meaning that instead of reaching for the pain killers or an allergy medication, they will use a natural form of medicine to alleviate their symptoms. The science behind herbal medicine has scientists all over the world curious to understand why it works so well!
There are dozens, even hundreds, of homemade natural remedies that are effective and safe to use. We’ve found our top three picks for common, everyday symptoms to get you feeling great without the use of chemical laden pharmaceuticals!
Can’t sleep? Soothe with Lavender.
Our favorite calming herbs to use are lavender, valerian, and chamomile. Try sipping tea with these flowers to gently relax the body and the mind, to ensure that you’ll be getting to sleep in no time!
Feeling achy? Try spicy!
Did you know that cayenne is an effective spice to use against pain in the body? Add a sprinkle to a ginger tea to say “bye-bye” to body aches!
Spoonful of honey helps sore throats.
Adding honey to just about any tea is effective on scratchy throats, but tea made with marshmallow root, slippery elm, and thyme work best!
Many scented candles are made of petroleum-based paraffin with unconvinced and false smells. A better and safer alternative is what your grandmother did – simmer a pot of spices on your stove. Get into the habit of saving your apple peels, lemon & lime peels, apple & pear skins and more.
Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to boil. Add the ingredients of your favorite recipe, boil for a few minutes and bring to a simmer. Add water when needed. Create your simmer pot by combining cinnamon sticks, apple peels, orange rinds and whole cloves or lemon & orange peels, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves to create that bake smell. Also, try combining orange peels and a few drops vanilla and create perfect fall smells.
For core toning that can’t be beat, you have to add planks to your workout routine. They also engage your arms, shoulders, back, glutes and legs. To do a basic plank, start out on all fours with your shoulders directly over your hands. Stretch your legs out behind you and balance on your toes, with your heels directly over them. Keep your body in a straight line and your neck neutral.
To do a rocking plank, rock forward on your toes until your shoulders move past your hands. Rock back until your heels are past your toes. The challenge is maintaining good form throughout the range of movement.
A single-arm plank involves getting into the basic plank position then bending your arms so you’re resting on your forearms. Straighten out one arm at a time without moving your hips and keeping your back flat.
A single-leg plank involves getting into the basic plank position then lifting one leg at a time off the floor. Keep your body and both legs straight.
If you want to try go kart racing in Fort Worth, visit K1 Speed and experience a thrilling ride.
K1 Speed is a world-class entertainment venue featuring indoor go-kart racing on a professionally designed track. High performance all electric go-karts and an advanced timing system is used to measure lap times up to a hundredth of a second. The lobby is part arcade and part motor sport museum. Various race packages are available like Arrive & Drive, the most popular option. Race against your friends while the fastest lap is recorded. You can even check your race time against others online and see where you rank. Each 12-lap race lasts about 10 minutes.
Instructional classes, Challenge GP events and night races are also offered. This is also perfect for group meetings or team building exercises. They also feature various special packages like buy two, get one free and bulk race packages. They are open 12-10pm Mondays through Thursdays, 11am-11pm Fridays, 10am-11pm Saturdays and 10am-8pm Sundays.
If you enjoy wandering the stores at your favorite farmers market, then try another Farmers Market in Fort Worth.
Cowtown Farmers Market located on Southwest Boulevard is Fort Worth’s original Farmers Market. Everything that is sold at this market is producer only meaning it is grown, raised or produced within a certain radius of the city. The market operates from 8am to 12pm every Saturday and features the freshest seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs. During fall, you will find vegetables like arugula, cucumber, green onions, kale, peas, pumpkins among many other vegetables. Seasonal fruit such as apples, figs, melons, plums, peaches and more are available at the many fruit farmer vendors as well as fresh flowers. Meat and poultry at bargain prices are available at the market and features meats such as beef and goat to chicken and turkey. Get dairy products like cheese and eggs or pick up pecan nuts. Processed foods and items like soap and bread are for sale while you will also find specialty items like hay.
If you are a tailgater this football season, then you know the importance of being prepared. There is no better way preparing than to follow a football tailgating checklist to ensure you have the essentials.
Equipment: There’s nothing worse than forgetting essential equipment. Remember to place on your checklist chairs, grills or cookers, matches, gas or charcoal, lighter fluid, oven mitts, a bottle opener, a fire extinguisher, and an umbrella.
Cooking utensils & cutlery: If you fall short here, you need to borrow utensils meaning you have to wait and most probably watch the game on an empty stomach. Remember essentials like a spatula or tongs to flip the burgers and meat, cooking fork to stab brats, cooking spoon for stirring, and a sharp utility knife. Pack enough plates and napkins, too.
Condiments & beverages: Remember the food or get expelled – simple. Buns, meat, cheese, sauces, salt & pepper, pickles, onions, ketchup and butter should do the trick. Do not forget the beverages and ice, too.
Here are some simple and easy crock-pot recipes. Source: morgueFile
Autumn is the best time to take out your crock-pot and start cooking. You will love making delicious meals with less effort. There are many great recipes you can choose from when cooking in an apartment.
Autumn will be here soon, so unpack your crock-pot to try out these recipes.
Nothing is more delicious on a cool day than to have a nice bowl of oatmeal. Try making a delectable dish of apple cinnamon oatmeal.
A wonderful two bean beef chili is a great mingle of flavors. This dish is fantastic for a cold rainy day.
Some cock pot teriyaki pork will hit the spot after it has been slowly cooking all day. The flavors will melt in your mouth.
Salisbury steak is a great dish to make in the slow cooker. You can serve with some mashed potatoes.
A filling soup would be lentil and sweet potato. The flavors are palate pleasing and it is easy to make.
You will love all the wonderful dishes you can make with your slow cooker while cooking in an apartment. You can have meals you don’t have to slave over.
For more information on our Fort Worth apartments and amenities, feel free to contact us at Trinity Bluff today.
Consider these time management tips to help get your through your day. Source: morgueFile
Life can be overwhelming. It takes more than a well organized apartment to keep yourself on track. Consider these time management tips to help get your through your day.
Have a Plan – Whether it’s a to do list or just a rough idea of what you need to get done the next day, make a plan for what you’re going to accomplish. Stick to your plan and prioritize things that have to get done.
Get it Done – Getting the least favored tasks out of the way you’ll be much more accepting of the rest of your to do list. If you hate doing dishes or picking up the dry cleaning get those tasks done first and hit the rest of your plan running.
Interruptions – You’re going to get interrupted at some point. Everyone does and that’s okay. Put a little extra time into your plan or to do list to allow for this. That way you’re not caught off guard and rushing around after you’ve been interrupted.
Time management is important when you have a busy life. If you’re interested in the convenient amenities offered by urban apartments in your area, make sure you contact us at Trinity Bluff.
Here are three unshakable reasons why you should be friends with your neighbors here at your Fort Worth apartment community. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos
Did you know that stepping outside of your apartment in Fort Worth to meet and greet with your neighbors could be one of the best things you can do for your health and safety? Not only can having healthy relationships with your neighbors be good for your psychological health, you’ll always have dinner guests to invite over or companions within arms-length to simply hangout with at any given time.
Reasons to Be Buddies With Your Neighbors:
Trips for business, pleasure or both shouldn’t be filled with worrying about your property. Your apartment in Fort Worth can be monitored by your neighbors, who act as a neighborhood watch community. This is a safe and easy way to ensure your apartment’s security.
When you’re feeling the pinch of the economy, you can rely on your neighbors for bulk buying grocery store trips. Enjoy the benefits of bulk shopping by splitting the costs of groceries with your neighbors.
Getting outside of your apartment is easier with friends. Take a walk with a group of your favorite neighbors to enjoy local events or a daytime picnic in the park.
Ready to make friends? Try using these tips to meet and greet your neighbors this week.
If you’re in the market for an apartment in Fort Worth, feel free to contact us today!