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4 Easy Things You Can Do To Make Your Family Stronger

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We all have differences in opinion about how we manage our families. At the end of the day, what we all want is the same, though. We all want our families happy, healthy, and strong. We want to strengthen our unions (which is what you find yourself on this site), and we want to be the best possible parents.

Sometimes creating a strong family unit can feel like hard word. Admittedly, it is. There is nothing easy about building a strong foundation for yourself and the people you love most. It is hard work. But “hard” isn’t always a bad thing. Hard doesn’t always mean complicated. Hard doesn’t always mean, “too much to handle.” Hard can just mean that you are incredibly mindful about what you do before you do it because you know that the reach of your words and decisions are powerful.

Believe or not, making a few easy changes in your family life can make all the difference in how happy you are, how satisfied you feel in your marriage, and how successful you are at raising strong, well-adjusted kids.

Here are a few things that are easy for all families to implement. They help me on my quest to make my family unit stronger, and my hope is that they can help your family too.

1. Eat Together –  Is everyone eating dinner at a different time? Even worse, is everyone eating dinner in a different place. Make an effort to eat with your family. The meal doesn’t need to be fancy and if you can’t do it daily, that is understandable. Just try to pick 3-4 days a week where everyone eats at least one meal together. Nothing beats the benefits of good company and good food.

2. Play Together –  When was the last time your family did something fun? Do you do fun things year round? Are you under the impression that having fun is for the summer or requires lots of spending? I hope I can change your mind. Movie nights, board games, and strawberry picking are all low cost ways to have fun with family. Make fun a regular thing and work it into your family’s hectic schedule. Playing together helps a family stay together, too.

3. Pray Together – Praying changes things. Praying together moves mountains. Take the time to pray with your family before meals and also at random moments throughout the week. If someone in the family is having a rough week, sit together and say a prayer together for them. That level of love and support is priceless.

4. Talk Together –  Families need to communicate. If if doesn’t come naturally, turn it into a game. Create fun and random questions and write them on pieces of paper. Place them all in a jar and pull the jar out during dinner or dessert. The jar goes around and everyone picks a question to answer. It’s an activity I use as an icebreaker with college students, but it’s also a very easy way to help families connect without anyone feeling pressured to talk. Give it a try.

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  1. Chris obri

    August 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Really, this four key tips works.

  2. omowumi1

    August 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    very lovly

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Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)

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Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.

If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.

1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks

Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.

 

2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.

3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.

4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.

5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.

6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.

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Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)

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Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.

The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.

The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.

Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.

The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride,  wore a lovely white gown.

Read Also:Actor Williams Uchemba Set To Walk Down The Aisle With Mystery Woman

Watch the videos below:

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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba

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Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.

Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.

The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.

 

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