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Scientists say that exercising not only trims the waistline but will substantially increase your salary.

Jogging, swimming or lifting weights in the gym three times a week could boost your income by up to 9%, a Cleveland State University in Ohio study say.

Even taking moderate exercise such as a regular walk has a positive effect on earnings, a study has found.

Employers may view those participating in regular activity as more determined and dedicated.

Fit staff members were also more likely to work harder because of the psychological – as well as physical – benefits of keeping fit.

Scientists say that exercising not only trims the waistline but will substantially increase your salary

Scientists say that exercising not only trims the waistline but will substantially increase your salary

The study examined two questionnaires in the US involving more than 12,000 people.

Details about salaries and the extent to which people exercised were analyzed.

The researchers found that people exercising three times a week could expect a salary between 6 and 9% greater than those who do not.

For those exercising between one and three times a month, the benefit was still an additional 5%.

The report, by Dr. Vasilios Kosteas from Cleveland State University, said: “In addition to the positive impacts on heart health, weight and other medical issues, studies show that exercise leads to improved mental function, psychological condition and higher energy levels.

“All three of these traits can translate into higher earnings.”


People who are serious about their body building are often subjected to intense stereotypes.


This stereotype tells us that body builders are individuals who purposefully grow their muscles to obscene sizes, rub oil all over themselves and then put on showcases in which they demonstrate their ability to lift hundreds and hundreds of pounds at once. Unfortunately the stereotype is not entirely off base. There are actually some men and women who have that approach to body building. People who are professional body builders are often paid to do just what is described in the stereotype. There are, obviously, plenty of other reasons to take up body building as a hobby. Increasing your health is the most important reason to try out body building. Body building is one of the best ways to work out. Here is the correct approach to body building when you are first starting out.

Choose a gym that is good.


Not all gyms have the type of equipment you need to use when you want to do some body building. Before you decide which gym to join make sure you shop around. You want a gym center that has regular body building clientele.
You also want to find a gym that has good lighting and is very clean. Your gym should have equipment that is well maintained and always in working order. You also want the gym to have a good vibe to it. If you don’t like spending time there or using the equipment you won’t get your money’s worth out of your gym membership. That will put a damper on your body building efforts.

Set reachable goals for yourself.


Don’t try to build your body too fast. Focus on goals that are realistic and healthy. This way you will build your body and get the high satisfaction that comes from being able to meet your goals.
Keep setting goals: set new ones as you achieve the ones you have in place. Setting reasonable and reachable goals keeps your motivation up and keeps you from being tempted to do something stupid like taking a shortcut. You cannot build muscles that are not already strong. If you to do body building too fast you might hurt yourself or get discouraged when you don’t see the results you want as quickly as you wanted to see them.

Take some time to relax between each activity or exercise.


If you push yourself too hard too soon you could end up hurting yourself. The best way to build your stamina is to increase the length of your workout by allowing yourself a few moments to rest at regular intervals. Trying to plow straight through a workout could dehydrate you. You might even strain or pull some muscles. You might weaken yourself to the point of not being able to complete your workout! Even the most experienced body builders will take time to rest between exercises and working specific groups of muscles.

Body building has taken on an almost negative stereotype over the last few decades.


The truth is that body building is a legitimate form of exercising and it can be a great way to get your body healthy and in shape. Exercise is an important part of getting healthy. Your body and muscles need to be worked regularly to stay strong and to keep you as healthy as you can be.


Hélène Rochas, the French elegance icon, died at 84.


“After 30, you get the face you deserve.” Said Hélène Rochas paraphrasing George Orwell and Coco Chanel.[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”dreapta”]

Hélène Rochas

Hélène Rochas said the clothing had to match your age


Madame, as she was called,  was determined to age with grace, to accept ageing process as natural. There was no sense in hiding, or fighting, those could do even worse.

I’m against the idea of dressing young – that shows fear. When you see a woman with long, loose hair, a slender silhouette, and she turns and you see she no longer has the face for it.”  She said in 1977 to W magazine.

 Hélène loved natural beauty and belived that everyone could find her or his own style, “create a personal atmosphere, one to refine yourself in”.[googlead tip=”vertical_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]

I don’t like creams…. In the summer, it’s fruit, like crushed grapes, to nourish my face.” (1987 W magazine).

 Hélène Rochas had a strong will and she ignored the global obsession on rejuvenation. “It’s so boring” she said about exercising. She refused to underwent a facelift. “I’d rather keep myself the way I am.
Young women are never elegant.“(People magazine 1980)

When it came for the social interaction:

A dinner for six has to be for very close friends,” (W magazine 1981)

Her perfect menu: eggs en cocotte with truffles, lamb with baby vegetables, salad and cheese and about  her chef’s sorbets: “They’re not heavy, because we use only fruit and sugar, never milk”.

About motherhood Hélène admitted her career was an impediment: “I was not a good mother.” (People magazine 1980)
She an Marcel had two children: François and Sophie.

 Hélène Rochas kept the traditional French conception on the woman. Like in a lot of  cultures, woman was perceived as a tender, needing protection person.

“I work, but I don’t want to get taken for a women’s libber,” (People magazine 1980)
Women should have a fragile air, even if they are not.” (W magazine 1984)

Madame Rochas 2nd edition, The first was signed by Hélène Rochas herself

Madame Rochas second edition. The first was signed by Hélène Rochas herself.

Madame was highly appreciated for her work, for her intuition and her cleverness.[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”dreapta”]

“She is our nose, our intuition, our mirror,” said Jacques Pecqueraux Rochas’ president in 1980, when they asked her to come back to Rochas and she accepted.

“She was the spirit of Rochas and she will put them back on top” said Oscar de la Renta.

However, Hélène Rochas elegantly declared that she was Marcel Rochas’ creation and he was her mentor even after he died.
She was taking acting lessons when she met  Marcel on a Paris Métro in 1942. He was a designer and he suggested her to be his model.

I was very vexed because he didn’t think I was old or elegant enough to model his dresses.” she said and added with a smile: “I was a good student.”(People magazine 1980).

In 1960 Guy Robert created “Madame Rochas”. Perfume’s bottle was replica of an 18th century one that Hélène discovered in a Parisian antique dealer. The “Parfum de toilette” (Pdt) was signed by Hélène Rochas herself. The perfume has aldehydes, bergamot, lemon and neroli at the top, flowery notes in the middle and woody tones at the base. Its second edition appeared in 1989.