HEALTH AND BEAUTY — PRECISE AND PURPOSEFUL

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Beauty isn’t about makeup, pouty lips, how many supplements you take or teas you drink! Beauty isn’t abstract opinions but actually a precise and purposeful.

Health and beauty are in many ways synonymous. That’s right! Based on the theory of evolution, outer beauty is a reflection of how healthy you are on the inside.

It’s the message you send to others about your health, youth, and fertility. Not convinced? Think about traditionally ugly things—pus, blood etc. You will definitely correlate them with something unhealthy.

But even the world’s most expensive skincare products won’t help you be at your beautiful best if you don’t take good care of yourself.

e best moisturizer cannot heal your skin if it is exposed to damage and neglect. Going on fad diets will make your skin glow and be youthful if you stick to bad habits and poor lifestyle choices.

In order to help you understand the relationship between health and beauty, here we present a few ways different aspects of our life affect our appearance.
Exercise

Not working out consistently will not just give you a wider waistline – cellulite, double chin, flabby arms, and love handles but also lower confidence.

To look beautiful and be healthy, you must exercise and be consistent at it. You don’t need an expensive gym membership to be fit, you can walk in the park, work out at home, or take up a sport.

There are many forms of exercise today- pilates, yoga, kickboxing, aerobics etc. that will help you sculpt your body and give you the glow.

Diet

Nothing influences the quality of your skin more than your diet. Fast foods aren’t just bad for your cardiovascular system but are bad for your skin as well.

hey can exacerbate oiliness in the T-zone, cause acne, inflammation, redness and irritate sensitive skin.

You have to ensure that your plate looks colorful with servings of green vegetables, fruits, brown lentils/pulses and good sources of protein like fish and chicken, nuts, and whole grains.
Getting enough sleep.

You can easily differentiate the people who are getting enough sleep vs those who aren’t by puffy, swollen eyes, dark circles, and dull skin. They call it beauty sleep for nothing so getting those minimal seven hours of sleep a night is important.

Staying hydrated

This is simple but a lot of people struggle with getting a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day. Not doing so will make the skin dry, prone to bruising and flaky If you have trouble remembering to drink, try carrying your own water bottle with measures of water visible, sipping through a straw, or making it flavorful by adding slices of fruit in it.

Start with small goals, change a few habits, and soon you’ll see just how transformative it can be. If you start living a healthier life, you’ll not only have more energy to do things you love but also feel and look your beautiful best.

QUALIFYING FINANCIALLY FOR VA IMPROVED PENSION WITH AID AND ATTENDANCE

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Qualifying financially for VA Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance requires that asset and income tests be met. Unfortunately, the VA does not provide “red line” asset and income limits and instead uses formulas.

Income:

To qualify for the maximum award, GROSS household income from all sources (including that of the spouse if married) must be totally consumed by Unreimbursed Medical Expenses (“UME”) which may include payments made to a family caregiver (other than the spouse).

Payments to a caregiver must be evidenced (copies of cashed checks) and an affidavit signed by both the caregiver and the care recipient indicating the type of care being provided, the frequency of the care, and the amount of compensation must be submitted.

As a previous poster suggested, payments for care to a family member may cause an issue with Medicaid eligibility and a properly drafted agreement between the family caregiver and the person providing care is recommended.

Assets:

There is no stipulated asset limit although many will incorrectly state that there is a limit of $50,000 for an individual and $80,000 for a couple. These numbers only apply to VA internal processing and have nothing to do with qualification. Continue reading “QUALIFYING FINANCIALLY FOR VA IMPROVED PENSION WITH AID AND ATTENDANCE”