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Natural Deodorant Burned my Armpits

This is a fitness website for women and although we’re all females, I must share our secret. WE SWEAT AND IT STINKS! That’s right we smell bad sometimes. It’s usually right after we have gone hard at the gym or our living rooms with our favorite workout video. Deodorant helps us to cover this smell and like the mass majority of people in the West, we use it. Well the years of research have let us know how toxic traditional deodorant is, forcing us to look for better, more natural alternatives. I followed the trend and picked up a few brands of natural deodorant that I thought sounded pretty good. Natural Deodorants that burned my armpits

‘Tom’s’ Natural Deodorant burned my armpits

I went with Toms of Maine in the lavender scent. Tom’s is a pretty good company as far as toothpaste goes and is well known in the natural beauty product sector. When I looked at it, I saw that it wasn’t completely clear but somewhat clear looking- which might not seem like anything to you but clear deodorant often burns my armpits. I paid it no mind because I thought it was a superior quality product right off the bat.

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Are there any Health Benefits of Walking?

Sooo, walking?- (confused face followed by lighthearted chuckle), am I right? (I know. It’s a hack comedian line but still a keeper). Have you ever thought about starting a workout regimen and wanting to go as easy or light as possible? Of course not you, you hard worker you! I mean other people who want to make an easy go of it. Do you know any of those types? Well I see them online often asking questions about simply walking. Can I just walk they’ll ask. Many say “No! Walking isn’t exercise”, or Black Girl Walking Infinity“Real exercise involves heavy sweating, racing heartbeats and of course weights”…right? Well not necessarily. Walking isn’t useless at all in the grand scheme of things. It’s something that most of us able bodied people do pretty regularly in day to day life, but it could be SO much more.

Benefits of Walking for Health and Fitness

Just regular daily brisk walking can have positive effects including:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Can prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Strengthening your bones and muscles
  • Improving your mood
  • Improving your balance and coordination.1
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    Favorite Iron Supplements for happy bellies

    Best Iron Supplement that WON’T Upset Your Stomach

    Since Fit Naturals is intended for a female audience, I have to talk about one of our lady issues right now. Many women (in their childbearing years especially) are anemic due to losing excessive blood from their period. My doctor also informed me that women who work out lose a lot of their iron just from working out. That was a double wammy for me. For us that need to take iron, we all know finding iron supplement that won’t upset your stomach can be hard…downright impossible. I personally get horrifically painful flatulence and constipation. I have also found out (through the miracle that is google) that many people also get diarrhea. Either way, irregularity is no fun and can cause problems for a woman on the go (pun kinda intended). My doctor has sworn that ferrous sulfate is the way to go but if that’s his only option then I’ll just keep my anemia. I have tried a few options that I’ve had MUCH better results with and I wanted to share them with my ladies!

    I’m not a fan of molasses per say. I mean come on. It is bitter and makes things taste bad. I heard that I might be able to pick of some extra iron. Well if you try any other brand then the iron content will be negligible but somehow house of Herbs has been able to give their product 70% of the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of iron. Yes. I said 70% That seems like a pretty good amount to me and when used in my green smoothies, as a sweetener, it gets a boost. Since the iron isn’t heme iron (iron from animal products) it is harder to absorb so it would be best to take it with some sort of vitamin c. The best part is that it didn’t give me any abdominal distress. If you can handle the taste you can just take a few tablespoons and not have to add it to anything. I bought a case of it from amazon.

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