Why Keeping Your Eaves Clean Is Essential To Your Home’s Health

As long as you don’t have to deal with leaks in your home, you may not give your roofing system that much thought. The fact is, your roof and eaves have a very important function in keeping your home safe and healthy. When one of those things isn’t operating as it should, damage can build up and cost you a bundle in repairs or replacement. And we’ve been keeping a close eye on all things roof at our home, since it’s hurricane season, we live in Florida, and we JUST BARELY missed that nasty monster storm Dorian.

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Your eavestrough system is designed to redirect water and snow runoff away from the delicate seams of your roof. When water isn’t displaced in the right way, leaks can form, wall damage can happen or your foundation can even crack. My husband, who works in the home insurance industry, sees these kinds of issues often!

Real estate experts like Scott Haveson will tell you that the health and quality of your gutter systems should always be in excellent working condition, especially if you are thinking about selling. Potential buyers can easily spot issues that could mean larger problems when your gutters aren’t functioning properly. To maintain the health of your roof it’s important tokeep your eaves cleaned out and in good repair.

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8 Reasons Why Organic Beauty Products Are Better

Every once in a while, I deviate from the normal “domestic” agenda here on the blog. Today is one of those days. Let’s talk about beauty products! And you know what, maybe it’s not that much of a deviation at all, right? What domestic superhero doesn’t deserve to be pampered now and again, right?!

Did you know that typical beauty, skincare, and makeup products expose you to hundreds of chemicals on a daily basis? It may come as a shocker to find out that the products we rely on every day can cause serious health hazards due to these chemicals. Many research studies suggest that chemicals in beauty products can cause neurological damage as well as cancer.

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Since the skin is the largest organ of the human body, just imagine how many chemicals it can absorb on a day to day basis. If that sounds terrifying, it’s time to make a change.

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New Product Review: Limm Resistance Loop Bands

So my girls are now 2, and I still haven’t been able to settle back into a regular exercise routine. I totally blame them. HA! 

We got going in a couple good grooves over these past 2 years. I really enjoyed the phase where they loved being in their stroller – that was a dream, folks. There’s tons of great walking paths around here, and we had a great time exploring them. They got fussy? No worries! Pop a bottle in their mouths and continue on!

It’s not nearly as easy these days. And I’ve resorted to the idea that, in order to do any kind of actual exercise (besides chasing them around everywhere, I mean) I actually have to do it before they get up in the morning. And it’s true…this blog really isn’t about fitness, but I think that fitness definitely plays a part in the journey to domestication, as far as I’m concerned.

I’ve found a few great internet-based programs that I’m really liking these days. You’ll hear me talk more about a great one called Aaptiv later on this week, actually. So those kinds of things seem to be helpful in my current occupation of “2-Year-Old Twin Chaos Coordinator”. The only problem was, I found I was missing some of the tools I needed to make the most of some of these workouts. And I wasn’t sure how to go about taking care of that issue.

So when Lisa from Limm contacted me, I was a bit curious. I hadn’t heard of Limm before, but I was very intrigued to know that they specialize in home fitness products. Ooo! Right up my alley! I took a peek through their website, and when Lisa offered to send me a set of resistance bands, I was all about it.

Folks, there are SO many different exercises that include resistance bands. I had no idea, until I started getting in to various online workouts. I won’t lie, I tried to make my own! HA! (THAT’S really what we need pics of in this post!) The reason I tried to make my own was that I wasn’t sure what “level” of resistance band(s) I needed! For someone like myself, who isn’t experienced in this area, the world of fitness equipment is a bit daunting. I didn’t want to order something, then find it wasn’t right for me…then send it back…then try another one…ugh! It just seemed like a big hassle. (And what’s an even bigger hassle these days is loading up my kids to actually visit a brick and mortar fitness store to see resistance bands in person!)

Lucky for me, when my resistance bands arrived from Limm…

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…I found they were EXACTLY what I needed.

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The box itself is about the size of a women’s wallet, and the nifty little pouch fits snugly inside. The AWESOME thing is…

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These bands are actually a set of five DIFFERENT bands! Five different levels of resistance, all in once package! YES!

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From extra light all the way up to extra heavy, no matter your age or agility level, there’s at least one that will work for you! Plus you can use various bands for various exercises, to build on your strength and continue to grow your endurance! And if one day you’re extra sore or perhaps you’ve slept wrong and have a crick in your neck or something of that nature, there’s no need to change your workout – just use a different band and go a little easier on yourself. How great is that?!

The band itself seems to be very well-made.

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Extremely sturdy, and it’s comfortable to use – no pinching here!

Here’s an example of the size (these are my hubby’s hands/arms):

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Did I mention that HE likes these bands, too? (I had to go in search of them the other day because someone got a little bit carried away and actually carried them away! HA!) And it’s worth mentioning that my girls think they’re great fun to stretch with – although, to be perfectly honest, they don’t need ANY MORE resistance training than they’ve already acquired just being the typical 2-year-olds that they are. MERCY.

After using these bands for a bit, I popped back over to Limm’s website to see what else they might have to offer for my workouts. From core sliders to jump ropes to yoga balls, and even unique things like traction cleats and agility ladders, there’s definitely an awesome selection of products! Plus, they offer a Member’s Portal with product tutorials and videos, product manuals, exercise programs and external workout videos. It’s all the support you need, and more, from a family business who’s mission is to help people achieve better health and wellness by having more comfort and easiness in doing activities of everyday life.

If having better health and wellness is something you’re working on these days, you definitely want to check out Limm!

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OH! And here’s the fabulous thing: Limm wants all of you to be able to try their bands, too! Just use the code KRSTNC15 for a 15% discount via Amazon! (Please note: shipping can only be completed in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.) Go on – check them out!

Are you doing any good workouts at home these days? Have you found something that works great for you?
 
Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

3 Best Foods for Weight Loss: Delicious Recipes Included!

I’ll never forget the day that my husband told me (on a Sunday afternoon), “Hey, I’m gonna start the South Beach Diet tomorrow!” 

I was a bit surprised, but responded, “Oh, okay! You really want to do that? I mean, if that’s what you want to do, then go for it!”

He countered, “Yep, I think it’s just what I need to drop the few pounds I gained over the holidays. SO, here’s the book. You’ll need to to do my grocery shopping and make the recipes for me.”

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Do you wanna GUESS how THAT conversation ended?! HA! I am ALL for changing eating habits for the better, but I need a little bit of a notice, if you know what I mean!And motivation. Motivation is good, too!

If you are planning to start a diet with your family, you can boost the motivation for it by cooking some delicious low-calorie meals that contain the best foods for weight loss. That way, everyone starts to get used to some different tastes if they aren’t already! These special ingredients will ensure that you achieve your goals, and the recipes included in the article will allow you to enjoy this journey.

Broccoli

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The benefits of broccoli are many, say Live Science and multiple studies. This extraordinary plant makes you healthier overall, helps protect against cancer, and greatly improves your digestion. It’s the latter that makes it a great addition to a weight loss diet. Not only is broccoli rich in dietary fiber, which boosts heart health and cleanses your body. It also contains elements that improve the condition of gut bacteria. While your gut is healthy, you can process foods better, thus boosting the efficiency of your diet.

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How Busy Parents Can Stay Energized (Hint: It’s Not Always Coffee!)

By the time the twins are in bed for the night, no matter what has happened throughout the day, I AM TIRED. Can I get an “amen”?! I tell my husband all the time, “These girls STOLE all my energy from me when I birthed them and they won’t GIVE IT BACK!!!”

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I’ve decided that children are masters at exhausting their parents. There’s not much downtime for you and your partner during the early stages of infancy. The cries of your newborn at two in the morning keep your nerves on edge and ruin your rest, but I’ve also decided that it’s all worth it in the end. The rewards of raising a child outweigh the late nights and disturbed sleep.

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Although raising a child IS a fulfilling experience, it comes at a cost to your health and well-being. Feeling exhausted all the time is no way to live life. There will be days where you feel like a walking zombie, fatigued to the point of barely being able to stand up, or keep your eyes open.

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