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Easy Guide on How to treat an elderly person

15.6.17
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadeHealthPack #CollectiveBias

“This blog post does not provide medical advice.  Consult your health care practitioner regarding diet, exercise, supplementation or other lifestyle changes.” 


My grandma is almost 94 years old and still going strong, and, although she is a self-sufficient woman, her age and her dementia, has made us have an even more special treatment with her. Don't get me wrong, she was already special, because, well because she is my grandmother and she deserves all the best in this world. So making healthy food choices, establishing good habits and learning how to treat and talk to her is important for me and my family.

We have learned along the way that we have to find the right balance of what is motivation and positive support without being interpreted as criticism and nuisance. An older person can interpret things differently, so it is important to know how to choose the words that we are going to use to talk to them.

As I said my grandmother suffers from dementia and her changes of understanding can vary from minute to minute, she easily forgets something that was said minutes ago and must be repeated, sometimes up to 10 times. But we try not to get discouraged, we can definitely be a source of help and motivation to her. 

Society tends to exclude and forget about the elderly, and they themselves seem in many cases inclined to corner themselves in the tail van, that of the less active. - So let's stop this nonsense. Let us make them feel important, let's treat them with kindness and affection.

Today I want to share with you an Easy Guide on How to treat an elderly person. These steps have helped us a lot to understand her better and make her feel happy.


EASY GUIDE ON HOW TO TREAT AN OLDER PERSON.

1. Establish a relationship and communicate

Communicate with the elderly person you live with. Communication is the most essential element of every relationship. If there is no communication, you won't know the problems and concerns of the other. As a consequence, you will not be able to establish a relationship of respect and trust.

2. Learn from them and their points of view

Respect the person as an individual. Don't treat them like a child. Older people have experienced life with a much greater depth than we usually appreciate, and have lived many more experiences in life. Ask him some questions about his life, what he thinks and what he cares about, tell them to show you photos. You'll be surprised in how much you can learn from them.  I'm sure you'd love their stories.

3. Supports their autonomy.

The mere fact that they are an elderly person should not make you assume that they are not able nor can they handle their own affairs, even if you do not agree with them. Allow them to make their own decisions and don't impose your own opinion over theirs.  All adults are able to make some decisions (or even all) on their own; Therefore, help the to improve their ability to do things and make decisions on their own as often as possible. Make them feel self-sufficient.

4. Know their food needs.

Like their consumption of sugar or salt. Older people often have strict diets, but they are tempted to break them, just like us. Watch for their well-being and consult with their doctor to find out what is the best food choices for them. 

My grandma requires a low-glycemic diet as she is insulin-resistant but that doesn't stop her from enjoying life, it just takes a little bit more planning. For that reason, we use Nature Made® Daily Diabetes Health Pack because it's scientifically formulated to supply nutritional support for people with diabetes or prediabetes. † Provides daily nutritional support and Each pack contains a key combination of essential nutrients for Diabetics. †

A huge plus is that it Provides essential vitamins and minerals for daily nutritional support. †


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 A proper nutrition can also help support and maintain healthy blood glucose/sugar metabolism.
You can find recipes and guidance here;

You can print the Shopping list for Diabetics to know how to buy at Sam's Club

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Give the elderly much affection, because at that age they value affection more than ever. A love that manifests itself in the form of dedication, a warm gesture, a warm look, and loving tone when talking to them, a big smile, a kind word, an affectionate gesture, a meaningful embrace, attentive listening, a warm hand on the back, a tender look or a loving handshake are gestures that can reach the soul and fill the heart with joy of our beloved ones. That is the pure meaning of appreciation, dedication and respect.



I bought the Nature Made® Daily Diabetes Health Pack online at Sam's Club

XO
Taina

Incredible Savings on Beauty, hair or personal care essentials at Grocery Outlet

13.6.17
Many thanks to Grocery Outlet for sponsoring today’s beauty and savings story. #GroceryOutlet #GroceryOutletBeauty #beauty #health #ad

So I went to do my weekly grocery shopping at Grocery Outlet. Everyone knows that Grocery Outlet is the perfect destination to pick up groceries. Since my friend introduced me to it, I fell in love, and now I shop there a couple of times a week, I mean, the products are amazing and the savings I find there are great, How could I not love it?

But aside from being an excellent groceries store, did you know they also have an expansive health and beauty department? Grocery Outlet carries major beauty brands at discount prices - a trip to Grocery Outlet is like a treasure hunt! You will always find the best products at the best prices.

You can find amazing deals on brand-name beauty products, even organic and eco-friendly brands and always at a very low cost.


Shampoos & conditioners, luxurious bath soaps, herbal supplements, Toothbrushes, cosmetics, Non-Prescription Medications. Whateva you are looking for, I know you can find tons of goodies over at Grocery Outlet. I know because I went there yesterday to buy some things that I needed for our next vacation.

As Doug Sez said: "Just call us Bread, Bath & Beyond!"

On the vacation thing. Yay! 😎 We are going on vacation to Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and San Miguel de Allende. I am very excited about our next trip. If you follow me on Instagram (if you do not, please do so. I feel very lonely there😭), I'll be sharing the details of each stop.


Okay, enough about me. Let's talk about how Grocery Outlet is a family-owned business that offers high-quality products at 40-70% less than traditional grocery stores.  

With 270+ independently operated stores in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.  Grocery Outlet stores are located in cities large and small, and serve all kinds of neighborhoods. Most stores are independently operated by locally-based families.

This is what a truly family business is all about.

To learn more about their history and their local circulars for deals! please click here: https://ooh.li/45e4538

 

I'm glad I got to know this market, I've saved hundreds of dollars since I started shopping here.

Happy Shopping! 

XO
Taina

How to entertain the kids this summer

12.6.17
Many thanks to Fruit Shoot® for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging us to enjoy our families adventures!  #ItsMyThing #FruitShoot #ad 

We are a pretty active family. My kids have lots of activities during the school days. Lots of projects, homework, school sports, tryouts, presentations, schools dances, etc.  And then, we have the after school sports, of course. Taekwondo for my kiddo and he loves playing soccer, and pretty much everything he can think of, he wants to do. That's their "thing" you know, they like to participate in every school activity they can, and of course, I support them. (proud momma here)

But finally, summer school break is here and we are ready to throw out the books and the backpacks, forget about projects and homework, we are ready to have some fun in the sun. I want to have some fun with my family, lots of activities and playing outside. Enjoying every day and moment with my love ones.


So how do we have lots of family activities and how do I actually entertain the kids? 

Don't worry, there are ways to entertain the kids this summer. There are many options for summer activities that we can carry out and you know what momma, they don't have to be expensive, in fact, there are many options that are totally free. I'll share with you some tips my family has implemented to have fun during school summer vacations.

First of all, learn what your kid(s) like to do. You know, learn what's their 'Thing" 

Do they love the outdoors? Do they enjoy books? Are they happy chasing a ball? Do they like surfing the waves?  That's the key to knowing how to entertain them this summer.


Do you have a patio? Make a camp

Even if you are only in your backyard, doing a camp in your yard is an experience that every child is excited about, and absolutely will enjoy.  Let them learn the whole experience of a camp, have them build the tent, make them carry a lamp, sleeping bag, snacks if they get hungry, with your help they can prepare smore's, Prepare a cooler with refreshing drinks like Fruit Shoot® they are really convenient because they can just grab and go while they are still building their campground. 

They are a very popular juice drink for kids, mine really enjoy them.  Fruit Shoot® is made with no artificial flavors, real fruit juice, no high fructose corn syrup, and offers varieties made with real sugar, as well as no sugar added. It also comes in a durable, resealable bottle that allows your kids to take on the go, (perfect for a camping experience) wherever their adventures take them this summer.



Use the store locator to Find Fruit Shoot near you. 

Get creative with boxes

There is nothing more fun and entertaining than to let the imagination run wild with boxes. If you have a supermarket nearby where you can get free boxes, take advantage. You can build castles, cars, kitchens, hats. You have a world of possibilities in what you can build with boxes. You'll spend hours creating all kinds of fun stuff. Let the kids be creative.

Let them into the kitchen

Include them when preparing food. Ask them what they want to eat today and let them help you with the ingredients. This is a good way to learn together and help them learn about measures and quantities. Prepare cakes, cupcakes, cookies and let them take a little of what they prepared to a family member and/or friend. This will make them feel proud of their creation and will know that you are also proud of them.


Run a marathon at home

Make an obstacle course in the back of the yard. You can use boxes, baskets, balls, ropes. Whatever you can get from your home.  Invite your child's friends to participate. Let them know that this will be a competition and that they have to come prepared with comfortable clothes. Prepare some prizes for the end of the race, make them feal like they are all winners. Don't forget to have refreshing drinks because they will be hot. The Fruit Shoot® bottle is designed for on-the-go and is durable enough to withstand adventure, it's perfect for that marathon experience. 

Find activities in your city

You don't have to spend a fortune to have fun and enjoying the city. Look for your city free activities. Here's in San Diego there a ways to enjoy America's Finest City without breaking the bank.

"Balboa Park After Dark" is back, running from Friday, May 26 through Sept. 1, 2017.
“Summer Movies in the Park,”   the summer series runs from May 20 through late October.
" the WaveHouse San Diego in Mission Beach" a 30,00-square-foot outdoor venue that features the FlowBarrel wave machine where you can practice your surfing in a much smaller, more confined environment than the vast ocean.


Take advantage of the environment

Go for a bike ride, go hiking, go for a walk to the beach, play ball in the park. Enjoy what nature has to offer. Save money by bringing your own lunch, drinks, and snacks.

Whatever your adventures this summer, Do not forget to enjoy every moment with your family, be happy and have a fun summer.


XO
Taina

McDonald's® ya está disponible para hacer entregas con UberEATS en el Condado de San Diego

8.6.17
Gracias a MySanDiegoMcD y UberEATS por patrocinar este post. #sponsored #McDelivery


Ya escuchaste la buena noticia? McDonald's® y UberEATS se han unido para entregarte tu comida súper rápida y todavía calientita.

Es muy práctico y conveniente porque ahora podrás disfrutar de tus hamburguesas favoritas, papas, bebidas, postres y esos ricos frappés (tan refrescantes para esta temporada de calor) ya que pueden ser entregados directamente a donde quiera que te encuentres a través de UberEATS.

Puedes hacer tus pedidos de McDonald's en la aplicación móvil de UberEATS o en UberEATS.com, o bien si ya has utilizado Uber anteriormente puedes utilizar la misma cuenta que utilizas para tomar paseos con Uber.  El menú completo de los restaurantes McDonald's participantes esta disponible en la APP, es como ordenar de un menú directo en la tienda.

Además, Puede realizar un seguimiento de tu pedido, así sabrás exactamente donde se encuentra tu repartidor. Superconveniente!


Como mis hijos ya están disfrutando de sus vacaciones escolares, y obvio yo también, esto amerita no estar en la cocina el día de hoy y disfrutar de una rica entrega de @MySanDiegoMcD.

La entrega fue inmediata, nuestra comida estaba aun caliente, mi frappé delicioso y mis hijos contentos.



Así que ahora ya sabes. No tienes ganas de cocinar?  No te preocupes. McDonald's® y UberEATS te entregan tu hamburguesa favorita en la puerta de tu casa, trabajo, parque o donde quiera que te encuentres.


Descarga la aplicación UberEATS y utiliza el código eats-yaratainabue y en el primer pedido tendrás $10 de descuento.

Provecho !

XO
Taina.

Alertas de cupones para HomeTown Buffet,McDonalds eBay y más

5.6.17


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Válido con la compra de cualquier Signature Crafted Recipe. Oferta solo canjeable a través de la aplicación McDonalds Mobile.
Compra un buffet para adulto a  precio regular en el almuerzo o la cena, y obten un segundo con el 50% de descuento AQUI


10% de descuento en tu compra de $ 25 o más. 

¡Consige 10% de descuento en tu compra de $ 25 o más en eBay! Válido en la compra de artículos que califican incluyendo tecnología, smartphones, juguetes, y más.

Selecciona PayPal como método de pago y aplique el código de cupón PJUNESAVINGS10 al momento de realizar el pago para obtener este descuento. 


Tienes pequeños en casa?

Gratis  regalo de bienvenida de Peppa Pig y un cumpleaños paquete. 

Acerca de esta oferta.

Por un tiempo limitado, regístrate en el Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles Club y reciba un paquete de cumpleaños gratis

Aquí tienes todo lo que recibiras al unirte al club de Peppa Pig:

Boletín mensual lleno de premios, ofertas, eventos, actividades y más
Paquete de cumpleaños gratuito con tu registro
3 correos electrónicos por año sobre el desarrollo de tu hijo(a), con consejos útiles


Buscando el regalo para papá?

Acerca de esta oferta

Ahora mismo en Old Navy ahorra hasta un 50% de descuento en la venta de Dads & Dudes + Obten un 30% de descuento adicional cuando utilizas el código promocional: HURRY al momento de pagar. Ademas, si compras en linea el envío es gratis en pedidos de más de $ 25 cuando utilice el código de promoción: FREESHIP al pagar.


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Receta de pescado empapelado con vegetales

2.6.17
Aprende a preparar esta estupenda receta de pescado empapelado con vegetales, es supersencilla y rápida de preparar. En un dos por tres tendrás la mesa servida y a la familia contenta.


Hoy quiero compartir con ustedes una deliciosa receta de pescado empapelado con vegetales. El pescado es tan versátil que lo puedes prepara de muchísimas maneras, pero sin duda una de mis favoritas es empapelado

Además, las ventajas de comer pescado son excelentes, ya que contiene un alto contenido de Omega 3 y proteínas.

Así que si buscas una manera de cuidarte este próximo verano, aquí tienes una deliciosa receta saludable para iniciar.



Receta de pescado empapelado con vegetales

INGREDIENTES:

4 o 5 Filetes de pescado puedes usar cualquiera, el que más te guste.
2 pimientos de los colores que prefieras, Yo utilice rojo y amarillo.
1 cebolla fileteada.
2 jitomates en rodajas.

-Un puñado de espinacas.
-Sal y pimienta.
-Mantequilla para todos los filetes
-Papel aluminio

PREPARACIÓN:

1. Sal-pimienta los filetes de pescado por ambos lados.
2. Unta un cuadro de papel aluminio con mantequilla y coloca un filete de pescado, agrega una cama de las verduras previamente picados (vegetales). Dobla para formar paquetitos.
3. Coloca los paquetitos sobre una sartén (bandeja).
4. Pon a fuego medio por 25 min o hasta que el pescado se desmenuce fácilmente con un tenedor. Puedes poner una tapa para ayudar a guardar el calor y permitir que se distribuya uniformemente.

Puedes acompañar con arroz y ensalada o bien pepinos.


Si te ha gustado esta receta no te olvides de guardar para más tarde PIN IT !


Buscan otra receta saludable? Que te parece un delicioso Salmón Empapelado

 Salmón Empapelado

Provecho!

XO
Taina

6 TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU SURVIVE THE FIRST FEW DAYS AT THE GYM

22.5.17
I have received information and materials from ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017.The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #ForWhatMattersMost #CollectiveBias

Hello, lovelies! 

After a long winter spent inside our house, springtime activities are a must. 

If you are about to start training or have recently started, you will know that starting the gym can be difficult and even uncomfortable. 

As some of you already know, it's been more than three months since I got into the gym. It hasn't been easy, the aches and pains that come with the training sometimes make me want to give up. 

My first days at the gym were terrible because I was not well prepared, so today I want to share with you some tips that will help you not to make the same mistakes as I did.

Overcoming the first workout is the main challenge that you will have and the pain of that day is one of the strongest you will feel along your way through the gym. The reason is that some muscles of the body (that we never exercised) strive beyond normal. That is why we sometimes hear people saying the expression "It hurt parts of my body that I did not know I had"  Hand raised here. That's me! 🙋

I don't want to scare you, I just want you to be prepared to survive the first few days at the gym and continue to train efficiently.


Here are some useful tips:

6 TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU SURVIVE THE FIRST FEW DAYS AT THE GYM

1. Have a goal in mind.

So when starting out in the gym it's important to have a goal in mind. What do you want to achieve? And how far are you willing to go?

It's not the same to train to lose weight than to gain it or to build more muscle.
If you want to lose weight, you will have to do cardio exercises. If you want to define your muscles, you will have to work on muscle mass and combine with cardio exercise to eliminate excess fat.

Whatever your goal is, the important thing is that you are clear and realistic about it and talk to your trainer. 

2. Don't forget the warm-up 

This will allow you to work better through your workout. Warming-up before beginning the hard work and stretching is essential to avoid injury and to perform better.
Also, don't forget to stretch when finished: It is important to improve blood circulation, avoid uncomfortable fatigue after all that effort and also long term injuries.

3. Don't overload your body with exercises

The first few days your body will be adapting to the new changes and exercises. Going to the gym three days a week is more than enough, to begin with. The best thing to do is to start with light sessions of cardiovascular exercise like walking, running a little, bicycle, and combine it with basic strength exercises. 

Don't forget that your body will respond to change and the first few days you will experience pain and aches in your muscles. 

TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain can help you with that. TYLENOL® temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to: muscular aches, the common cold, headache, backache, minor pain of arthritis, toothache, premenstrual and menstrual cramps; and temporarily reduces fever. For adults and children 12 years and older. *Use only as directed.

After suffering from discomfort during my first week of exercise, I did not want to take any chances. Therefore, I always keep a couple of pills on hand for those uncomfortable moments.


I found TYLENOL® at my local Target in the pharmacy aisle.

4. Watch your diet

Don't we agree that the success of any exercise depends to a large extent on a good balance diet? 
Good nutrition means more than 60% success in a fitness program. So it is very important that we feed properly. We can seek the help of a nutritionist or an expert doctor to establish adequate dietary guidelines for our activity.

Nowadays there are many programs and pages on social networks where we can find recipes and balanced diets based on proteins, moderate carbohydrates and low in fat.

One that I personally have loved are the cauliflower pancakes (little patties of deliciousness), they are nutritious and delicious.

Patties packed with flavor in every little piece. 


CAULIFLOWER PANCAKES

These cauliflower pancakes with spinach, accompanied by roasted sweet potatoes and fresh cheese came out delicious and are super easy to prepare.

INGREDIENTS:

1 head of cauliflower, cooked and ground
A fist of chopped spinach
2 eggs
1/2 cup grated cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of coconut oil for pan-frying

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cut cauliflower into little florets and add to a food processor. Process on pulse until cauliflower has the texture of large grains. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. 

Note; If you don't have a food processor, you can cook the cauliflower in the microwave. Cut into florets, place in a microwave-safe bowl and cook for about 8 minutes. Take the bowl out the micro, and process to chop the cauliflower with the help of a fork. 

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix all ingredients very well.
3. Cover the bottom of a large nonstick skillet generously with the coconut oil and heat over medium heat. With the help of a spoon drop rounded tablespoonfuls of batter of the cauliflower mixture into the skillet and fry 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. 

Note; Add oil as needed to the pan until all the fritters are cooked

Serve with roasted sweet potatoes and fresh cheese.

5. Always hydrate, and properly

Our body is about 70% water. Thirst is the alarm of the body that is triggered when our body is losing too much liquid. You should drink fluids every 10 to 15 minutes. Do not reach such a place where you are completely dehydrated and your body suffers the consequences.

6. Comfortable clothes

Wear comfortable light clothing and shoes. There are sweat-absorbing gym clothes that work quickly and comfortably when doing high-impact sports or exercise. Don't forget to use your gloves and straps to provide safety when lifting weights, it's so helpful because they absorb sweat and prevent slipping, and help prevent blisters that later become calluses. Ouch ! Plus all the yucky stuff that we have to touch! 

Are you ready to start working out? Don't forget that you can rely on TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain  to treat the minor pains and aches from those sore muscles.

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"I am not a medical expert, and this post is not medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. The third party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners."

Xo
Taina.