How to Get a Guy to Ask You Out

You like him, and you definitely want more – the good news is, the different ways on how to get a guy to ask you out are easy to implement. The bad news is, you have to be tactful or everything will blow up in your face.

The right mindset to have

The key is to act as a catalyst and nothing more. Balance is your friend and coming off as desperate is your enemy. Thus, keep in mind that it is better to do too little, rather than too much and risk seeming desperate. That said, let’s get right into it.

Flirt with him

Initiate light and playful conversations that subtly convey interest. Teasing works best since it will get both of you on a similar humor wavelength. Incorporating a compliment works even better. Tell him that his shirt is a bit girly but it looks good on him, or anything else in the same fashion.

Initiate playful contact

Go a step further and back it up with some action. Put your hands over his eyes from behind, take his backpack and run away with it, hide his pen behind your back, gently tap his arm disguising it as animated conversation, etc. However, tailor such actions to the mood.

Have positive body language

Come off as inviting by dropping hints with your body language. Look into his eyes for a moment longer (not too long or you will appear creepy). Lean in when speaking to him, look at the ground and act all shy once in a while and so forth.

Dress the part but be yourself

Guys are visual creatures and putting extra effort into looks may pay with a date. But, do not try to morph into someone you are not. Be modest too, putting everything out there will only pass the wrong message.

Find common grounds

As you converse, note the things the two of you could do together. If it’s football or any other sport for that matter, mention casually that you will be attending a match and ask him to join you. It the both of you are foodies, tell him about that new restaurant you have always wanted to try, etc.

Make things happen

As you pass by a coffee shop, feign hunger and casually suggest that you guys should grab a coffee and some snacks. If he was headed somewhere, join in and claim you were headed there too. At this point, it is important to reiterate – moderation, please.

Be fun

Above all, be fun. Make sure conversions are “happy conversations” 90% of the time. The point is to subtly advertise yourself as girlfriend material. Do not complain, whine, slander, etc.

Ask for his help

If pulled off right, the damsel in distress card works like a charm. Ask for his help on things you know he is good at.

Convey your availability

Make sure he knows you are single. Weave it into banter by asking what he thinks single people should do before commencing dating. Whatever his answer, suggest that you will try it.

If all the above scheming sounds like a chore, ask him out and be done with it. The worst that can happen is rejection. Also read his secret obsession reviews for further tips.

Origins of Yoga and its Practice

Did you know that yoga originated from ancient India?

The word yoga is from an ancient Indian language known as Sanskrit. It is believed that yoga was introduced to the west somewhere in the late 19th century but evidence claims that it was probably developed between the 4th and 5th century. Modern yoga is mainly based on the “yoga sutras” of Pantanjali a series of philosophical aphorisms.

Yoga is a widely practiced physical, spiritual and mental discipline. It is ideally understood to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body and soul.

The union of the three (The mind, body and soul) could be in the means of meditation, and at times in preparation for meditation, the practice of Asana. Asana is the stretching combined with building strength. Various exercises can boast of helping the practitioner gain strength, others agility and some flexibility but not most can help one acquire the combination of these attributes. Yoga is amongst the few to boast of the trilogy. Pantanjali classifies Asana as one of the eight limbs of yoga. Most of the limbs are mainly concerned with the mental and spiritual well-being.yoga

While it is widely thought that Yoga is about stretching, this notion couldn’t be wider from the mark. Creating a balance in the body by developing both flexibility and strength with the help of the stretches. This is accomplished by the means striking poses.These poses are similar but depending on the yoga tradition the teacher trained in, the approaches are varied. This is amongst the most exciting aspects a beginner should be looking out for. This is because unlike yoga for beginners which may be just learning the new stuff, your personal or individual experience with yoga develops over time, embracing the poses and the personal relationship with them.

Yoga for beginners is not really about how strong you are or how flexible you are, but more of how willing are you to take up a personal spiritual journey, mental mastery and individual growth. Amongst the most fulfilling aspects of yoga is letting go or learning how to deal with one’s ego and learning that it is not about who is better than who. This ultimately brings out the no competitiveness spirit of yoga and allows one to grow.

Meditation is a very good mental exercise which has been said to enhance cognitive functions of the yogis. The stretching coupled with breathing is thought to increase blood flow to the brain and all other parts of the body. This could cause increased memory capacity and high levels of concentration

As a means of exercise, like any other exercise, it burns up calories making one feel good about themselves while at the same time normalizes the body weight by restoring hormonal balance. This is through lowering of the cortisol hormone widely attributed to stress. it has also been recorded to have normalized blood pressure in yogis and at the same time being an effective way of relieving pain.

One way or the other, the personal journey you embark once you enroll for that yoga for beginners class is certain to give you a different perspective.

Best ways to lose weight fast

Wondering what to do when you are overweight? It’s simple. All you need to do is balance the simple equation involving the amounts of calories you take in on one side, and the amounts you burn down on the other. It’s wiser to take the long-term approach to lose weight slowly and steadily, but at times, situations may force you to act faster. In such a situation, there are better and faster ways to do it. All you need is, commitment to the indefinite alterations in your diet and to develop daily exercise habits. To balance the equation, here is a list of what you need to do:

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1. Drink green tea:

Unlike placebo, green tea burns up to 70 extra calories within 24 hours according to recent studies. In simple math, 70 calories a day adds up to 7.3 pounds of fat per year. Believe it, it’s science and not magic. The difference is due to catechins (metabolic-enhancing antioxidants) that are found in abundant in green tea.

2. Avoid calories in a glass.

Scientists have revealed that the way the body registers liquid calories is not the same as it does to solid calories. You are more likely to take a second glass of wine for example than taking a second plate of rice, even though wine has more calories than rice. This is because wine will not make you feel satiated as rice would. You need to carefully monitor your juice, coffee, soda and wine intakes among other drinks because, if you consume a glass of each of the drinks in a way, you will have taken in at least 800 additional calories by the time you retire to bed yet you will still feel hungry.

3. Buy a set of five-pound weights.

It may sound useless, but it’s a onetime time investment you will ever rejoice having. Use your free time to do triceps pulls and simple biceps curls in your office or home three or four times in a week and burn more calories daily.

4. Lose the salt.

Sodium aids in water retention, which in turn may make you look or feel bloated. To avoid overconsumption of salt, ensure you take not more than 2,400 mg of sodium a day. Avoid too much of salty foods like snacks and other prepackaged foods.

5. Spice it up.

Pepper consumption is essential in boosting a person’s basal metabolism or the total calories burnt by the body at rest. Pepper contains capsaicin, a compound that can increase the body’s secretion of stress hormone like adrenaline, which in turn will speed your body’s metabolism thereby helping to burn calories. Important to note also is that eating hot pepper is likely to reduce your appetite, which curbs your cravings.

6. Get some sleep

It may sound funny, but less sleep time means lower metabolism and more calories accumulation. Try skimping your zzz’s and you will win an extra calories loss.

7. Go for an evening walk or add 20 minutes of exercise per day

Known almost to everyone is the importance of exercise, especially jogging. However, an evening one is more beneficial because metabolism in most people slows down as the day ends. So, a few minutes, may be 40 of an evening walk will raise your metabolism for three or more hours. This means the calories from the dinner you take won’t stay in your body for long.

It’s also important to note that 20 minutes of exercise a day will help your body to burn up to 700 calories.

8. Eat every meal.

Don’t skip meals. It won’t help you to lose weight as faster as you may want because, by thinking that there is food shortage, your body will reduce metabolism so as to conserve energy. With time, the body adapts and will not increase metabolism even after you have eaten the same amount of food as you always did in the past. This will lead to accumulation of more fats in your body than before.

9. Water, water, water…. Drink plenty of water.

This is not new to you. The more water you drink, the speedier your body will lose weight. Water is the most important component for fat breakdown by the body and its absence in the body means little or no metabolism and more accumulation of fats. So, drink a lot of it….. 8 glasses a day as you have always heard.

In conclusion, here is a free advice; Save your time, money and more importantly, save yourself from the emotional pain you are likely to experience in a weight-loss’ hype. They rarely work if any.

Learning What To Eat For Muscle Building

What comes to your mind when you think of muscle building? Most probably you are starting to think of the countless times you will need to spend in the gym to get six pack abs. Quite often, people consider the numerous gym sessions as the most effective way of getting ripped, and rarely does the idea of diet come to mind. Did you know that your body needs more nutrients to support the growing body mass as much as it needs those workouts at the gym? ‘Neither timber nor concrete blocks are used to build the body.’ You may not have heard of this saying, but it’s quite popular in the part of the world that I come from. Muscle building diets may not be so different to what you have been eating, however learning what to eat and how to eat it should be the first step in your endeavor. You may also consider getting advice from your personal trainer, a health practitioner or a dietician before making changes in your lifestyle.

Protein

You need to ensure that your daily protein intake is sufficient. You are probably wondering how much protein is sufficient to you. Here is a simple way to calculate; take about 1 to 1.5 times your body weight (in pounds) in grams of proteins. For instance, if your weight is 150 pounds, you need to take a minimum of 150 grams and a maximum of 225 grams of proteins per day. A very important point to note is the type of proteins that you should take. There are generally two types of proteins we usually consume; complete and incomplete proteins. Complete proteins are one of the best option. Complete proteins are found mostly in animals and animal products. Incomplete proteins on the other hand are found in plants. There are some plants that have complete proteins though, for example, Soy, Quinoa, Buckwheat e.t.c. Thus, you can still bulk up even if you are a vegetarian. For the non-vegetarian guys, here are the proteins that are good for you:

1. Red meat e.g beef, pork, lamb e.t.c
2. Fish e.g salmon, tuna, swordfish e.t.c
3. Poultry products e.g chicken. turkey and duck. Eggs are also good, especially egg whites because it is not healthy to take more than one egg yolk per day.
4. Dairy Products e.g milk and cheese.

Carbohydrates

You should take sufficient carbohydrates in your diet, about 1500 calories per day. This will help in providing energy during your workouts. If you don’t have enough carbohydrates your body tends to break down your muscles instead, and you surely don’t want this to happen. Nevertheless, you should avoid taking excess calories because they will be converted to unwanted fats which are not good for your health. Try to focus on carbohydrates which release energy relatively slowly. for example, rice (specifically brown basmati rice), quinoa, sweet potatoes and spaghetti. There are much more similar carbohydrates, consider consulting a dietician to confirm whether the type of carbohydrates you want to take fall under this category.

Fats.

Although most fats especially saturated fats (solid fats) are not healthy, some of them are good to take and have a variety ofyou benefits. Polyunsaturated fats such as omega 3 and 6 help in the growth and development of healthy cells. You understand that body mass is made of cells right? There is growing evidence that they help to reduce the risk of heart diseases too. These polyunsaturated fats can be found in corn oil, sunflower oil and fish oil e.g salmon, tuna and mackerel. Avoid saturated and trans fats for example ice cream, high-fat cuts of meat and stick margarine.

Vegetables.

As you embark on muscle building remember to include green vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli because they provide not only vitamins but also fiber which are also important in muscle building and general health as a diabetes destroyer.

Other small but important muscle building diet practices include taking of sufficient water throughout the day about 3 liters for men and 2.2 litres for women per day. Sodium intake is also good for muscle contraction but you should monitor its intake because it is a risk factor for hypertension if in excess.