Do you dream of buns of steel? Well, it’s about time you make your dreams a reality. If you’ve made a conscious effort to include squats in your daily workout menu and notice little/no results, that’s because standard squats only work your glutes from one angle. Variation is the key to sculpting a bangin’ booty!

And in order to achieve a flaunt-worthy behind, you have to shake up your squat exercises by performing alternative versions, and powering through multiple exercises that work your glutes from all angles. The gluteal muscles, some of the largest, strongest in the body, make up the buttocks. Easily sculpted and toned through moves like lunges, deadlifts, leg presses, and stair climbing, your glutes require more than a few basic squats to reveal themselves. Designed with your bum in mind, these 6 foolproof workouts will strengthen and firm your butt and thighs, building muscle to help you achieve a rounder, perkier booty that’ll make heads turn. These workouts are no walk in the park; they’ll kick your butt while strengthening, toning, and sculpting it. So what are you waiting for? Time to feel that backside burn!

1. 3 Best Workouts to get a Firm, Rounded, Lifted Butt

When it comes to sculpting your booty, quality beats quantity in a landslide. These 3 exercises firm, tone, and tighten glutes by forcing you to concentrate on various critical muscles that need attention. This foolproof workout cuts straight to the chase, stealing a mere 5 minutes of your time while promising amazing results.

2. 30-Day Butt & Thigh Transformation 

Whip your booty into shape by conquering this fantastic 30-day challenge. This routine has you cycling through a series of squats and lunges and various other booty-building exercises. Not only does the workout tone and strengthen your butt muscles, it also works your thighs to give your legs a leaner, stronger appearance.

3. Get a Beautiful Butt in 3 Weeks

This 3-week challenge incorporates killer moves like Bulgarian split squats and donkey kicks that’ll really put your rear in gear! Each week calls for a different set of exercises that’ll keep you on your toes and prevent you from getting bored.

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  • June 23, 2017
  • Ellie Krasner

6 Workouts for a Sexy, Sculpted Booty

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Educational games and activities

There are lots of simple educational games and activities that can support children’s learning whether it is with reading, numbers or general knowledge.

If you feel that your children are spending too much time sitting behind a computer screen – and want them to engage in different types of  activities then here are some educational games and activities that are worth encouraging.

Traditional educational games

The following games are excellent for helping to develop strategies for memory and concentration.

Kim’s Game

The great thing about Kim’s Game is that you are able to call on household items or toys to play.  And the set up takes just a couple of minutes.

Put a collection of different items on a Tray and give each player a pen and paper. After about five minutes remove the tray and see how many items each player can remember.

One item per age of the child is a good guide to start with, and then depending on the success of the game you can build up the numbers of items.

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Kids Card Games

A pack of cards is a handy addition to any Mums handbag and takes up next to no room. Card games can be played with kids as young as three.

Whether it is matching cards, counting cards or playing games which require strategy these are all excellent educational games – and will entertain even adults.

Great for cars or whenever you want the children to sit still for a few minutes (not in front of a screen).

The following link takes you to an excellent compendium of Card Games for Kidsand includes Happy Families and  Old Maid good for a laugh as well as being good for the memory.

General Knowledge for Kids

Keeping a quiz book in the car is also a good for long car journeys. (Or anywhere else for that matter where it is within easy reach for people to dip into now and then). This Flip Quiz Book  for  9-10 Year old’s is a good example of a very simple and fun way that you can help with children’s general knowledge

Darts, pool and Billiards

You may not think of darts, pool or billiards as educational games but these are good for children in a many different ways.  They help develop good eye hand coordination.  Adding up the scores when playing darts, pool or billiards also will help with mental arithmetic.  It also shows that with practice, perseverance and patience anyone can can improve their game, important lessons to learn generally in life.

Chess and Board games

Chess and draughts are great games for maths, strategy and help with problem solving.  Many schools as a result have chess clubs in lunchtime or before the start of school even for very young primary school children.

There are so many board games to choose from but if you want to encourage a family event, where skills and strategy along with maths and reading then family Board games are a great way for a family to spend an evening or a rainy afternoon.  The trick is to choose a board game which has a theme that your child enjoys. Make sure it fits the age and interests of your children and does not take hours and hours to complete.

Dominoes – another game which is fun to play for adults and children, sometimes forgotten in the digital age. It is fun and simple to play and great for developing, matching and recognition of numbers. And now you can even get garden dominoes.

Other games which are often overlooked in terms of entertainment and education – include Battleships and Codebreaker,  -great as travel games.  Both very entertaining and good all round educational games that will help with your children’s problem solving abilities.

Conclusion

To conclude this post remember that small children’s attention span is not very long.  Therefore some games may not last many minutes.  But that is OK – offering a variety of different activities and making them fun will mean that they return to educational games and activities on a regular basis.

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  • June 23, 2017
  • Diana Groves

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  • Emily Green

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  • June 23, 2017
  • Natalie Bracco

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Before I begin, I know that grocery shopping is such a chore, and when you start going up and down the aisle the amount of choice and difference in price of similar products etc can sometimes be all too much – you just want to get what you need (normally sticking to the same brands or grabbing what’s on special) and getting the heck out of there!!!

As time consuming and sometimes confusing grocery shopping can be, you may wonder why I am going to load you up with one more thing you need to be looking for when you select a product. The simple answer is: knowing what the Health Star Rating is will help you make better choices.

Once you know what you are looking for it will stand out and you will wonder how you missed it all those times before.

The Health Star Rating is a front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from ½ a star to 5 stars. It provides a quick, easy, standard way to compare similar packaged foods.

The simple thing to remember is, the more stars the healthier the choice you are making.

Packaged products detail the nutritional information on the back panel of the packet but I find this super time consuming when I am trying to compare like products. One has something better than the other and then something has not so good as the other and you just start to feel overwhelmed.

The Health Star Rating is a simple tool that is visible on the front of the packet that allows us to quickly see what it is rated and compare it quickly with like products, enabling us to make quick, healthier choices.

Making simple swaps in our grocery shopping for products with a higher Health Star Rating will mean that we are picking packaged products that are higher in good nutrients and lower in not so good nutrients that are linked to obesity and other diet related illnesses. This ensures that we are providing our families with a balanced diet that is better for our health.

So what are you looking for?

You are looking for this symbol on the front of products:

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It will range from 5 (being the best option) to 0.5 being not so good.

I went through my cupboard and fridge and found that not all of my packaged items had the Health Star Rating on them. You will find a list of which companies use the rating here, but a lot of my products did. Here are some photos of the products I had. It was actually a mind opener when I went looking for the Health Star Rating and something I am going to focus in the coming week’s grocery shop.

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Next week I will show you how it is easy to implement the use of the Health Star Rating when shopping and then I will put what I have learnt into action in the third week.

This is a sponsored post for the Department of Health. Information I have supplied can be found on the Health Star Rating website 

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  • June 23, 2017
  • Amanda

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