Cynthia Madison 's Entries

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  • 13 Apr 2020
    Stress and fear of COVID-19 affect millions of people, especially the ones who already suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you are one of those who are emotionally affected by the pandemic, remember that you’re not alone and you’re not powerless. One thing we know about coronavirus is that it’s very contagious, and a big part of the population is vulnerable.  Still, there is good news for you out there. These tips will help you understand better the situation and get through this challenging and stressful time. Understand Your Fear and Anxiety Unfortunately, we’re living in difficult times, where a worldwide pandemic closed cities and even entire countries. You may have family members on other parts of the country, or you may live in an area that has already been affected by the virus; while others are still hoping. Everyone is wondering “What’s next?”. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, there’s no way of guessing what happens next. Billions of people isolated themselves in their houses because of the number of cases of coronavirus. And it keeps growing, with Europe being by far the most affected region, reaching high mortality peaks. To prevent the spread of the infectious disease, restrictions have been put in place, and people have been asked to stay at home and practice social distancing.  For most people, the surrounding insecurity coronavirus is hard to handle because no one knows how bad things might get. And this is the moment when most people get emotional and too easy to fall into devastating panic and stress. Understanding what is going on and what you’re going through is the first step into getting better. Fear and anxiety are pretty much normal feelings through these tough times. But there are a lot of things that you can do, even in this crisis, to manage coping with stress, fear, and worry.  Don’t Obsessively Check the News Of course, it’s crucial to stay informed about what’s happening in your area and follow advised safety defences and take part to avoid spreading the coronavirus. But there’s a lot of half-truth going around, as well as too much emotional information that can only feed into fear and stress. It’s essential to be realistic, so make sure you’re able to tell the difference. Not everything you read and watch is true.  Limit your time spent in front of the TV watching the news. The more often you check for updates, the bigger the panic. Continually monitoring the news and social media feeds can quickly install the anxiety and fear rather than easing it. We all have different feelings, so pay attention to what makes you feel worried and stressed. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed and anxiety is a constant issue, make sure you limit your media consumption each day.  Also, make sure you are asking the right people about recent updates and be careful not to spread wrong information to others. Do your best to verify the information before creating unnecessary panic. If it makes you feel any better, avoid media entirely, and ask someone close to you to pass only major updates you need to know.  Stop Worrying Too Much Everyone is experiencing a massive change in their lives. There are so many things outside of control, including how everything is going to change, how people are going to react after the pandemic, how long the pandemic lasts, and what’s going to happen in our zones. For sure, that’s hard to accept, and most people are searching through the internet to find answers and create different scenarios in their heads. Focusing on what you can’t control can only get you nowhere. Aside from feeling worried, anxious, and stressed. If you find yourself completely caught up in a situation where you always ask yourself “What might happen?”, try instead to focus on the things you can control. For example, you can’t control how bad the coronavirus will affect your city, but you can manage and reduce your risk. Here is some essential advice you need to follow to keep yourself and others safe: Wash your hands as much as possible by using hand soap or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.   Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes with dirty hands. Practice social distance for as much as you can and go out only in emergencies. Avoid crowded areas. During grocery shopping, avoid contact with others. Keep 6 feet of distance between you and other people. Help support your immune system by getting plenty of sleep, eat healthily, and exercise every day. Follow all the recommendations received from health authorities.   If you still feel helpless and anxious, try to find a better alternative to maintain your mental and physical health. Online psychological services is a great way to get help and get through this difficult time. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who calls for help during stressful times like this. The purpose is to make sure you do your best to stop worrying and focus on things that matter. Remember that there are people out there that care about you and they want to see you happy and healthy, as much as you would like to see them happy and fulfilled.  Stay Connected with People You Care About Even when you’re physically isolated, make sure you stay connected with friends and family members. It’s vital to practice social distancing even with the ones you most care about. Apparently healthy people don’t have symptoms but can still be virus carriers. That’s why the most important thing to do right now is to maintain social distancing.  But social isolation can come with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and can impact your physical health. That’s why it’s essential to stay connected with close friends and ask for support when needed. Take Care of Your Body and Inner self This is the essential step in keeping yourself positive and healthy. Taking care of your body and spirit can help you face this unique situation caused by the coronavirus. Don’t go rough on yourself because you’ll generate more anxiety and stress than usual. Remember that you’re not alone in your struggle. Keep a healthy routine by getting regular sleep, have daily meals, or work schedule. Also, make sure you take time and do activities you enjoy. Reading books, cooking, exercising, playing video games. All of these will help you avoid stress and fear. With the right care and intentions, you can remain positive, and don’t forget to protect yourself and others, by changing the way you think. Don’t panic and follow the advice regarding public health and safety. 
    1037 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • Stress and fear of COVID-19 affect millions of people, especially the ones who already suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you are one of those who are emotionally affected by the pandemic, remember that you’re not alone and you’re not powerless. One thing we know about coronavirus is that it’s very contagious, and a big part of the population is vulnerable.  Still, there is good news for you out there. These tips will help you understand better the situation and get through this challenging and stressful time. Understand Your Fear and Anxiety Unfortunately, we’re living in difficult times, where a worldwide pandemic closed cities and even entire countries. You may have family members on other parts of the country, or you may live in an area that has already been affected by the virus; while others are still hoping. Everyone is wondering “What’s next?”. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, there’s no way of guessing what happens next. Billions of people isolated themselves in their houses because of the number of cases of coronavirus. And it keeps growing, with Europe being by far the most affected region, reaching high mortality peaks. To prevent the spread of the infectious disease, restrictions have been put in place, and people have been asked to stay at home and practice social distancing.  For most people, the surrounding insecurity coronavirus is hard to handle because no one knows how bad things might get. And this is the moment when most people get emotional and too easy to fall into devastating panic and stress. Understanding what is going on and what you’re going through is the first step into getting better. Fear and anxiety are pretty much normal feelings through these tough times. But there are a lot of things that you can do, even in this crisis, to manage coping with stress, fear, and worry.  Don’t Obsessively Check the News Of course, it’s crucial to stay informed about what’s happening in your area and follow advised safety defences and take part to avoid spreading the coronavirus. But there’s a lot of half-truth going around, as well as too much emotional information that can only feed into fear and stress. It’s essential to be realistic, so make sure you’re able to tell the difference. Not everything you read and watch is true.  Limit your time spent in front of the TV watching the news. The more often you check for updates, the bigger the panic. Continually monitoring the news and social media feeds can quickly install the anxiety and fear rather than easing it. We all have different feelings, so pay attention to what makes you feel worried and stressed. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed and anxiety is a constant issue, make sure you limit your media consumption each day.  Also, make sure you are asking the right people about recent updates and be careful not to spread wrong information to others. Do your best to verify the information before creating unnecessary panic. If it makes you feel any better, avoid media entirely, and ask someone close to you to pass only major updates you need to know.  Stop Worrying Too Much Everyone is experiencing a massive change in their lives. There are so many things outside of control, including how everything is going to change, how people are going to react after the pandemic, how long the pandemic lasts, and what’s going to happen in our zones. For sure, that’s hard to accept, and most people are searching through the internet to find answers and create different scenarios in their heads. Focusing on what you can’t control can only get you nowhere. Aside from feeling worried, anxious, and stressed. If you find yourself completely caught up in a situation where you always ask yourself “What might happen?”, try instead to focus on the things you can control. For example, you can’t control how bad the coronavirus will affect your city, but you can manage and reduce your risk. Here is some essential advice you need to follow to keep yourself and others safe: Wash your hands as much as possible by using hand soap or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.   Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes with dirty hands. Practice social distance for as much as you can and go out only in emergencies. Avoid crowded areas. During grocery shopping, avoid contact with others. Keep 6 feet of distance between you and other people. Help support your immune system by getting plenty of sleep, eat healthily, and exercise every day. Follow all the recommendations received from health authorities.   If you still feel helpless and anxious, try to find a better alternative to maintain your mental and physical health. Online psychological services is a great way to get help and get through this difficult time. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who calls for help during stressful times like this. The purpose is to make sure you do your best to stop worrying and focus on things that matter. Remember that there are people out there that care about you and they want to see you happy and healthy, as much as you would like to see them happy and fulfilled.  Stay Connected with People You Care About Even when you’re physically isolated, make sure you stay connected with friends and family members. It’s vital to practice social distancing even with the ones you most care about. Apparently healthy people don’t have symptoms but can still be virus carriers. That’s why the most important thing to do right now is to maintain social distancing.  But social isolation can come with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and can impact your physical health. That’s why it’s essential to stay connected with close friends and ask for support when needed. Take Care of Your Body and Inner self This is the essential step in keeping yourself positive and healthy. Taking care of your body and spirit can help you face this unique situation caused by the coronavirus. Don’t go rough on yourself because you’ll generate more anxiety and stress than usual. Remember that you’re not alone in your struggle. Keep a healthy routine by getting regular sleep, have daily meals, or work schedule. Also, make sure you take time and do activities you enjoy. Reading books, cooking, exercising, playing video games. All of these will help you avoid stress and fear. With the right care and intentions, you can remain positive, and don’t forget to protect yourself and others, by changing the way you think. Don’t panic and follow the advice regarding public health and safety. 
    Apr 13, 2020 1037
  • 02 Mar 2020
    From the story of the famous Disney character Sleeping Beauty to every person we know who insists on taking their afternoon nap for aesthetic purposes, it seems that beauty and sleep are often correlated. Now, we have no clue whether Sleeping Beauty is described by Disney as a beautiful girl because she was asleep for a very long, long time. But we do know that sleeping can actually have a major impact on the way you look. Or at least, that’s what studies suggest. For a very long time, before the ‘50s, specialists believed that sleeping was a passive activity that made our brain and body inoperative. However, later, they have come to the conclusion that sleep is actually a period during which the human brain engages in several activities necessary to life. Activities that keep our minds and bodies healthy. Yet, it seems that sleep is no longer good only for your body and your brain but for your appearance too. If you think that sleep is a negative time in your day, let us tell you that your brain and several other systems in your body have a quite different opinion about this one. Sleep deprivation makes you uglier, study shows Recent findings suggest that people who miss out on sleep tend to appear less attractive to others. In fact, the study claims that only a few sleepless nights are enough to affect your appearance pretty significantly. The researchers asked 25 university students, both male and female, to take part in their experiment to see whether or not sleep can affect one’s appearance. And, after taking a good night’s sleep for two consecutive nights, the students had to restrict their sleep to only four hours a night for the next two nights. The effects were recorded with make-up free photographs of the students both after the nights when they were asked to sleep well and after the two, mostly, sleepless nights. But what were the results of the experiment? After the experiment, the researchers requested 122 strangers they found on the streets of Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, to take a look at the photos and rate the attractiveness, health, sleepiness, and trustworthiness of the people in the pictures. Unsurprisingly, the strangers were able to determine if the subjects were looking tired or sleepy, and also pointed out that their attractiveness has suffered. Moreover, the 122 strangers also told researchers that they were less likely to socialize with those students who looked tired, associating them with being less healthy as well. At the end of the experiment, researchers concluded that sleep deprivation does make you look less attractive to the people around you. Furthermore, they also suggested that other’s negative perceptions of a tired person might be driven by a disease-avoiding mechanism. Simply put, people don’t want to hang out with people who might be ill. On the other hand, those who get a good night’s sleep and look energetic and fit tend to get a higher score of attractiveness. Beauty sleep is not a myth Now, you may be thinking that the results of the experiment might not be 100% accurate as there are many relative aspects, including the objectivity of beauty. However, let us strengthen this idea with some medical facts. There are a lot of things going on inside your body and brain as you are floating off to Dreamland. From your immune system increasing the production of certain proteins that fight disease to the production of growth hormone which helps grow and maintain muscles and tissues, your body becomes a rollercoaster of processes and actions. Now, what is the medical explanation of the “beauty sleep”? Well, it all starts right from the moment when you get in bed preparing to get some sleep. At that certain point, your body starts to cool down, nearly half of degree. And, to affect your body’s temperature, the circulatory system starts to increase blood flow to the skin. Once you fall asleep, typically during stages 3 and 4 of your sleep, as mentioned above, your body starts to experience a surge in growth hormone. How is that connected to becoming more beautiful overnight? The growth hormone is generally responsible for regenerating body tissues like muscle and bone. However, growth hormone also plays a big part in maintaining the collagen matrix. Hence, it plays a major role in lessening the severity of wrinkles in the face and neck, at least temporarily, and keeping the appearance of youthfulness. To test this theory, researchers analyzed what happens to the appearance of rats when deprived of sleep. The result? One of the first physical consequences that could be noticed was lesions on the skin. Therefore, this indicates that good sleep in important to the integrity of the skin. Now, the skin is the largest human organ of the integumentary system of a body. Yes, organ! And, this organ is made of 7 layers. Yet, the first layer of the skin is mostly made of closely packed dead cells that are constantly removed during the day. Thus, although it has been proved that skin cells regenerate faster at night than they do during the day, a personalized skincare routine before going to bed still remains paramount for that youthfulness appearance. Stress, sleep, skin Sleep deprivation and stress are interconnected because they can have a major influence on one another. Simply put, you may not be able to sleep because you are dealing with high levels of stress or you may be feeling stressed because you are deprived of sleep. Either way, there’s not going to be any good result from each of these scenarios. But what does this have to do with your skin? Stress can have multiple effects on the integrity of your skin. It can cause diseases such as alopecia areata, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. And, as you might imagine, they can all affect your appearance. As for sleep deprivation, you may already know the short-term and long-term consequences including swollen, sunken eyes, dark circles, and generally pale and dehydrated skin. These studies are good reminders of how important sleep is to us. A good night’s sleep is paramount for mental and physical health and for our youthfulness looks.
    863 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • From the story of the famous Disney character Sleeping Beauty to every person we know who insists on taking their afternoon nap for aesthetic purposes, it seems that beauty and sleep are often correlated. Now, we have no clue whether Sleeping Beauty is described by Disney as a beautiful girl because she was asleep for a very long, long time. But we do know that sleeping can actually have a major impact on the way you look. Or at least, that’s what studies suggest. For a very long time, before the ‘50s, specialists believed that sleeping was a passive activity that made our brain and body inoperative. However, later, they have come to the conclusion that sleep is actually a period during which the human brain engages in several activities necessary to life. Activities that keep our minds and bodies healthy. Yet, it seems that sleep is no longer good only for your body and your brain but for your appearance too. If you think that sleep is a negative time in your day, let us tell you that your brain and several other systems in your body have a quite different opinion about this one. Sleep deprivation makes you uglier, study shows Recent findings suggest that people who miss out on sleep tend to appear less attractive to others. In fact, the study claims that only a few sleepless nights are enough to affect your appearance pretty significantly. The researchers asked 25 university students, both male and female, to take part in their experiment to see whether or not sleep can affect one’s appearance. And, after taking a good night’s sleep for two consecutive nights, the students had to restrict their sleep to only four hours a night for the next two nights. The effects were recorded with make-up free photographs of the students both after the nights when they were asked to sleep well and after the two, mostly, sleepless nights. But what were the results of the experiment? After the experiment, the researchers requested 122 strangers they found on the streets of Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, to take a look at the photos and rate the attractiveness, health, sleepiness, and trustworthiness of the people in the pictures. Unsurprisingly, the strangers were able to determine if the subjects were looking tired or sleepy, and also pointed out that their attractiveness has suffered. Moreover, the 122 strangers also told researchers that they were less likely to socialize with those students who looked tired, associating them with being less healthy as well. At the end of the experiment, researchers concluded that sleep deprivation does make you look less attractive to the people around you. Furthermore, they also suggested that other’s negative perceptions of a tired person might be driven by a disease-avoiding mechanism. Simply put, people don’t want to hang out with people who might be ill. On the other hand, those who get a good night’s sleep and look energetic and fit tend to get a higher score of attractiveness. Beauty sleep is not a myth Now, you may be thinking that the results of the experiment might not be 100% accurate as there are many relative aspects, including the objectivity of beauty. However, let us strengthen this idea with some medical facts. There are a lot of things going on inside your body and brain as you are floating off to Dreamland. From your immune system increasing the production of certain proteins that fight disease to the production of growth hormone which helps grow and maintain muscles and tissues, your body becomes a rollercoaster of processes and actions. Now, what is the medical explanation of the “beauty sleep”? Well, it all starts right from the moment when you get in bed preparing to get some sleep. At that certain point, your body starts to cool down, nearly half of degree. And, to affect your body’s temperature, the circulatory system starts to increase blood flow to the skin. Once you fall asleep, typically during stages 3 and 4 of your sleep, as mentioned above, your body starts to experience a surge in growth hormone. How is that connected to becoming more beautiful overnight? The growth hormone is generally responsible for regenerating body tissues like muscle and bone. However, growth hormone also plays a big part in maintaining the collagen matrix. Hence, it plays a major role in lessening the severity of wrinkles in the face and neck, at least temporarily, and keeping the appearance of youthfulness. To test this theory, researchers analyzed what happens to the appearance of rats when deprived of sleep. The result? One of the first physical consequences that could be noticed was lesions on the skin. Therefore, this indicates that good sleep in important to the integrity of the skin. Now, the skin is the largest human organ of the integumentary system of a body. Yes, organ! And, this organ is made of 7 layers. Yet, the first layer of the skin is mostly made of closely packed dead cells that are constantly removed during the day. Thus, although it has been proved that skin cells regenerate faster at night than they do during the day, a personalized skincare routine before going to bed still remains paramount for that youthfulness appearance. Stress, sleep, skin Sleep deprivation and stress are interconnected because they can have a major influence on one another. Simply put, you may not be able to sleep because you are dealing with high levels of stress or you may be feeling stressed because you are deprived of sleep. Either way, there’s not going to be any good result from each of these scenarios. But what does this have to do with your skin? Stress can have multiple effects on the integrity of your skin. It can cause diseases such as alopecia areata, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. And, as you might imagine, they can all affect your appearance. As for sleep deprivation, you may already know the short-term and long-term consequences including swollen, sunken eyes, dark circles, and generally pale and dehydrated skin. These studies are good reminders of how important sleep is to us. A good night’s sleep is paramount for mental and physical health and for our youthfulness looks.
    Mar 02, 2020 863
  • 07 Jan 2020
    In today’s modern society back problems have become a constant companion for most of us. Even if you don’t suffer from back pain, you must surely know at least one person who complains about this annoying issue or you might be at risk of becoming one of those persons yourself. In our everyday rush from here to there, overwhelmed by the thought of being on top of everything all the time, we forget what is truly important – taking care of ourselves. Getting lost in the hectic rhythm of the modern world and adopting an unhealthy lifestyle forgive no one. Chronic pain can have a huge impact on how we live and it can change the way we experience everything. Having to fight back problems can seriously diminish the quality of our lives and it can also affect the people around us. Many people struggle to find a cause for their back problems when the answer might be quite simple. The most common cause of back pain is the prolonged time spent sitting on a chair. Of course, when working in an office this is inevitable, but there are right and wrong postures that can make the whole difference.  Common mistakes Working in an office involves sitting in front of a computer for hours. Through our daily routine we cause damage to our body without even realizing it. We might think we are doing everything right, but there are things that go unnoticed and in time they lead to unwanted health issues. There are a few mistakes that most of us are guilty of. Leaning forward while using the computer – most people have a tendency to lean forward while they are focused on working at their computers. It’s a natural tendency that happens unconsciously and can cause a reduction in lung capacity. Since not enough oxygen reaches your body you will experience shallow breathing as a result. Upright siting posture – although we’ve been told since childhood that this is the correct position when siting at a desk, apparently it’s not. Researchers have discovered that sitting upright at a 90 degree angle for a long time puts too much pressure on your spine. Leaning a bit backwards, at 135 degrees, seems to be the ideal position. Holding the phone to your ear with your shoulder – we’ve probably all done this when multitasking. Holding your phone with your shoulder might not seem like a big deal, but when you repeat the action several times throughout the day, your neck and upper back muscles will suffer.  Sitting for too long – yes, you need to sit at your desk when you work, but nobody is stopping you to get up and move a little from time to time. The body needs movement, we’re not build to be sedentary, so sitting for too long is going to affect your overall health. Tips to help you fight back pain You might not feel the consequences of having a bad posture at your desk right away, but the effect is cumulative. At some point in the future you’ll have to deal with the results of your bad habits.  Fortunately, even if your job requires you to spend long hours in front of a computer, there are a few ways to minimize the risk of developing back problems: Check your posture regularly – set an alarm on your phone to help you check your posture from time to time and correct it and stop you from developing bad habits. Choose a good chair – an ergonomic chair that offers lumbar support will help you feel more comfortable during the long working hours and avoid lower back pain.  Opt for a sit-stand desk – a converting desk has many benefits. You can choose how much time you spend sitting or standing without leaving your workspace. It’s a great way to break the routine of being tied up to your chair all the time.  Adjust the position of your screen – the height of your computer screen should be at or a little below eye-level to avoid pressure on your neck and upper back. Get a pair of headsets – to get rid of the habit of tucking the phone between your ear and your shoulder, consider buying a good pair of headsets that will free your hands and keep your neck muscles tension-free. Move – take short breaks regularly to get up and move. Stretching from time to time can be really useful to combat the effects of sitting in the same position for too long. Do some yoga – not at the office, of course. Studies have shown that yoga can help prevent and treat back pain, so now you know what you have to do in your spare time. Massage – another effective and relaxing way to maintain a healthy spine is massage therapy. Depending on your specific needs, there are several types of massage that can help address your issues. Why you should see a chiropractor Chiropractors are highly trained professionals who use a variety of non-invasive techniques to alleviate muscles, bones and joints pain and that is why chiropractic methods are a good alternative if you suffer from back problems. Most people who experience back pain choose to see a chiropractor first, before deciding to try other options like medical treatments or surgeries. That is because chiropractic is considered to be one of the safest ways to deal with acute back pain.  While some medications might treat the symptoms, chiropractic care focuses on addressing the root cause of the problem. Besides, medical treatments also involve dealing with side effects that some people might want to avoid. It’s also worth mentioning that chiropractors create personalized treatments for each individual, as there’s no one size fits all method, and they can also work in close collaboration with other healthcare specialist to devise the best treatment plan for their patients.  Whatever route you decide to take in order to deal with the problems caused by spending long hours in the office, it’s important to be informed about your options and be consistent when undergoing a treatment. 
    471 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • In today’s modern society back problems have become a constant companion for most of us. Even if you don’t suffer from back pain, you must surely know at least one person who complains about this annoying issue or you might be at risk of becoming one of those persons yourself. In our everyday rush from here to there, overwhelmed by the thought of being on top of everything all the time, we forget what is truly important – taking care of ourselves. Getting lost in the hectic rhythm of the modern world and adopting an unhealthy lifestyle forgive no one. Chronic pain can have a huge impact on how we live and it can change the way we experience everything. Having to fight back problems can seriously diminish the quality of our lives and it can also affect the people around us. Many people struggle to find a cause for their back problems when the answer might be quite simple. The most common cause of back pain is the prolonged time spent sitting on a chair. Of course, when working in an office this is inevitable, but there are right and wrong postures that can make the whole difference.  Common mistakes Working in an office involves sitting in front of a computer for hours. Through our daily routine we cause damage to our body without even realizing it. We might think we are doing everything right, but there are things that go unnoticed and in time they lead to unwanted health issues. There are a few mistakes that most of us are guilty of. Leaning forward while using the computer – most people have a tendency to lean forward while they are focused on working at their computers. It’s a natural tendency that happens unconsciously and can cause a reduction in lung capacity. Since not enough oxygen reaches your body you will experience shallow breathing as a result. Upright siting posture – although we’ve been told since childhood that this is the correct position when siting at a desk, apparently it’s not. Researchers have discovered that sitting upright at a 90 degree angle for a long time puts too much pressure on your spine. Leaning a bit backwards, at 135 degrees, seems to be the ideal position. Holding the phone to your ear with your shoulder – we’ve probably all done this when multitasking. Holding your phone with your shoulder might not seem like a big deal, but when you repeat the action several times throughout the day, your neck and upper back muscles will suffer.  Sitting for too long – yes, you need to sit at your desk when you work, but nobody is stopping you to get up and move a little from time to time. The body needs movement, we’re not build to be sedentary, so sitting for too long is going to affect your overall health. Tips to help you fight back pain You might not feel the consequences of having a bad posture at your desk right away, but the effect is cumulative. At some point in the future you’ll have to deal with the results of your bad habits.  Fortunately, even if your job requires you to spend long hours in front of a computer, there are a few ways to minimize the risk of developing back problems: Check your posture regularly – set an alarm on your phone to help you check your posture from time to time and correct it and stop you from developing bad habits. Choose a good chair – an ergonomic chair that offers lumbar support will help you feel more comfortable during the long working hours and avoid lower back pain.  Opt for a sit-stand desk – a converting desk has many benefits. You can choose how much time you spend sitting or standing without leaving your workspace. It’s a great way to break the routine of being tied up to your chair all the time.  Adjust the position of your screen – the height of your computer screen should be at or a little below eye-level to avoid pressure on your neck and upper back. Get a pair of headsets – to get rid of the habit of tucking the phone between your ear and your shoulder, consider buying a good pair of headsets that will free your hands and keep your neck muscles tension-free. Move – take short breaks regularly to get up and move. Stretching from time to time can be really useful to combat the effects of sitting in the same position for too long. Do some yoga – not at the office, of course. Studies have shown that yoga can help prevent and treat back pain, so now you know what you have to do in your spare time. Massage – another effective and relaxing way to maintain a healthy spine is massage therapy. Depending on your specific needs, there are several types of massage that can help address your issues. Why you should see a chiropractor Chiropractors are highly trained professionals who use a variety of non-invasive techniques to alleviate muscles, bones and joints pain and that is why chiropractic methods are a good alternative if you suffer from back problems. Most people who experience back pain choose to see a chiropractor first, before deciding to try other options like medical treatments or surgeries. That is because chiropractic is considered to be one of the safest ways to deal with acute back pain.  While some medications might treat the symptoms, chiropractic care focuses on addressing the root cause of the problem. Besides, medical treatments also involve dealing with side effects that some people might want to avoid. It’s also worth mentioning that chiropractors create personalized treatments for each individual, as there’s no one size fits all method, and they can also work in close collaboration with other healthcare specialist to devise the best treatment plan for their patients.  Whatever route you decide to take in order to deal with the problems caused by spending long hours in the office, it’s important to be informed about your options and be consistent when undergoing a treatment. 
    Jan 07, 2020 471
  • 07 Jan 2020
    Having low blood pressure has always been a concern among people of all ages. Those who experience chronic hypertension usually encounter dizziness, loss of consciousness and blackouts. Low blood pressure happens when the diastolic and systolic pressure falls under 90- and 60-mm HG while normal blood pressure is usually less than 120\80 mm Hg. The good news is that regardless if you have a low or to high blood pressure, adopting a healthy lifestyle can be the end of this chronic problem. The most common causes for abnormal blood pressure are the lack of physical activity, genetics, being overweight, smoking or alcohol abuse. Luckily, with the necessary diet, an active lifestyle, and the correct mindset you can overcome an abnormal blood pressure without having to complicate or stressing yourself out. The following tips might come in handy for everyone, regardless of their gender and age: Be More Active Most probably you’ve heard it millions of times, but having a more active lifestyle, can put an end to your blood pressure problem. Some would say that exercising is the best thing you could do to lower your pressure. Additionally, you can be active, look and feel good at the same time through your favourite activity. Maybe you have a passion for hiking, and you haven’t discovered it yet, no matter what physical activity you enjoy, your hearth will be much stronger and more efficient at pumping blood which can considerably lower your blood pressure in arteries. Experts recommend us to have at least 150 minutes of physical exercises, like running, yoga or walking, in order to lower the blood pressure and improve the overall health. Moreover, the more active you become the bigger are the chances to maintain your blood pressure at a normal of 120/80. Consider a Home Blood Pressure Kit As soon as you’ve understood how blood pressure works it would be recommended to invest in a blood pressure kit, to make sure you’re kept updated to the latest changes in your body. It’s important to understand the blood pressure may not be that dangerous if you’re adopting the right mindset, get quality health services and take care of your diet. So, if you listen carefully to your doctor, check your blood pressure at least twice a day and respect your medication, nothing can go wrong. However, if you invest in a blood pressure kit, try to learn how to do it properly so you can get the accurate readings. Increase the Potassium Intake Usually found in most foods, potassium is a mineral that can help us balance minerals and fluids in our bodies. Additionally, potassium can help the body maintain normal blood pressure and boosts muscle contraction. Why do you need more potassium? Mainly because is one of the most important minerals your body that reduces both water retention and blood pressure. A steady intake of potassium prevents stroke, kidney stones and osteoporosis. Usually, potassium deficiency can lead to constipation, weakness and fatigue that eventually escalates to respiratory failure, paralysis and unpleasant gut obstructions. To make sure you get the necessary amount of potassium, implement in your diet foods such as: Potatoes and Sweet potatoes Dried Apricots Lentils Leafy Greens Tomato juice or puree Beans Raisins Milk and Yoghurt Avocado Sea Food Natural Supplements For those who enjoy and appreciate the benefits plants brought in our lives, know very well that plants are the oldest and cheapest and healthiest alternative for normal blood pressure. Although this can be a better alternative to the usual medication, you must first take into consideration your doctor’s advice before starting a plant-based diet because some of them especially if taken in large quantities may cause unwanted effects or even obstruct other medications. However, if you plan to introduce plants in your diet and you consider them to be a better alternative to your health pressure problem, the following plants are known to have considerable benefits: Cinnamon Known to be one of the tastiest seasoning ingredients so far, and you may introduce it in your diet through various exciting recipes. A recent study has shown that Cinnamon may overcome acute symptoms of both low and high blood pressure. Basil This yummy herb goes well-mixed with a variety of foods and it helps you decrease your blood pressure. Containing an active ingredient called eugenol, basil can block certain substances in your body that tighten the blood vessels. Cardamom Originally used in South Asian cuisine, Cardamom has proven to be highly efficient when it comes to low blood pressure. You should consider including Cardamom in your diet through various recipes such as stews, soups, or why not baked goodies if you wish to add an original flavour. Garlic This amazing ingredient can do more than just ruining your breath or adding that amazing flavour in your foods. Garlic has proven to be an excellent aid for those who experience low blood pressure. The active ingredient that makes garlic to be that magic, is called nitric oxide and can help your blood vessels dilate and relax. For those that can’t simply stand garlic in their food, garlic supplements might be a better option. Ginger Recent studies have proved the amazing benefits gingers have on our bodies. This essential ingredient should not miss from your home if you’re dealing with blood pressure problems. Ginger induces relaxation into the blood vessels and lowers your blood pressure. Usually used in Asian foods, ginger is an excellent ingredient that can be mixed with various beverages and sweets. French Lavender There is no doubt that lavender can offer us both an alluring ambience in our homes and extraordinary health benefits.  Many people consider integrating French Lavender in their homes and diet, especially those who're experiencing high blood pressure. Even though not everybody considers lavender to be an extraordinary ingredient for cooking, lavender can be used in the same way we would use rosemary. Meditation Can Be a Life Saviour Most of the times, the main cause of increased blood pressure can be our hectic lifestyle. Luckily, we have now within our reach plenty of stress reduction techniques to help us maintain both our hearth and mind relaxed. There is no doubt that meditation can be now a life saviour. With proper techniques, a correct mindset and diet we can overcome blood pressure problems and learn how to live a more peaceful and less stressful life. To make sure you maintain your blood pressure steady you should not underestimate the benefits of a proper diet, physical activity and meditation. You can start by making small changes in your everyday routines, habits and food intake or even in the way you respond to stressful situations.
    476 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • Having low blood pressure has always been a concern among people of all ages. Those who experience chronic hypertension usually encounter dizziness, loss of consciousness and blackouts. Low blood pressure happens when the diastolic and systolic pressure falls under 90- and 60-mm HG while normal blood pressure is usually less than 120\80 mm Hg. The good news is that regardless if you have a low or to high blood pressure, adopting a healthy lifestyle can be the end of this chronic problem. The most common causes for abnormal blood pressure are the lack of physical activity, genetics, being overweight, smoking or alcohol abuse. Luckily, with the necessary diet, an active lifestyle, and the correct mindset you can overcome an abnormal blood pressure without having to complicate or stressing yourself out. The following tips might come in handy for everyone, regardless of their gender and age: Be More Active Most probably you’ve heard it millions of times, but having a more active lifestyle, can put an end to your blood pressure problem. Some would say that exercising is the best thing you could do to lower your pressure. Additionally, you can be active, look and feel good at the same time through your favourite activity. Maybe you have a passion for hiking, and you haven’t discovered it yet, no matter what physical activity you enjoy, your hearth will be much stronger and more efficient at pumping blood which can considerably lower your blood pressure in arteries. Experts recommend us to have at least 150 minutes of physical exercises, like running, yoga or walking, in order to lower the blood pressure and improve the overall health. Moreover, the more active you become the bigger are the chances to maintain your blood pressure at a normal of 120/80. Consider a Home Blood Pressure Kit As soon as you’ve understood how blood pressure works it would be recommended to invest in a blood pressure kit, to make sure you’re kept updated to the latest changes in your body. It’s important to understand the blood pressure may not be that dangerous if you’re adopting the right mindset, get quality health services and take care of your diet. So, if you listen carefully to your doctor, check your blood pressure at least twice a day and respect your medication, nothing can go wrong. However, if you invest in a blood pressure kit, try to learn how to do it properly so you can get the accurate readings. Increase the Potassium Intake Usually found in most foods, potassium is a mineral that can help us balance minerals and fluids in our bodies. Additionally, potassium can help the body maintain normal blood pressure and boosts muscle contraction. Why do you need more potassium? Mainly because is one of the most important minerals your body that reduces both water retention and blood pressure. A steady intake of potassium prevents stroke, kidney stones and osteoporosis. Usually, potassium deficiency can lead to constipation, weakness and fatigue that eventually escalates to respiratory failure, paralysis and unpleasant gut obstructions. To make sure you get the necessary amount of potassium, implement in your diet foods such as: Potatoes and Sweet potatoes Dried Apricots Lentils Leafy Greens Tomato juice or puree Beans Raisins Milk and Yoghurt Avocado Sea Food Natural Supplements For those who enjoy and appreciate the benefits plants brought in our lives, know very well that plants are the oldest and cheapest and healthiest alternative for normal blood pressure. Although this can be a better alternative to the usual medication, you must first take into consideration your doctor’s advice before starting a plant-based diet because some of them especially if taken in large quantities may cause unwanted effects or even obstruct other medications. However, if you plan to introduce plants in your diet and you consider them to be a better alternative to your health pressure problem, the following plants are known to have considerable benefits: Cinnamon Known to be one of the tastiest seasoning ingredients so far, and you may introduce it in your diet through various exciting recipes. A recent study has shown that Cinnamon may overcome acute symptoms of both low and high blood pressure. Basil This yummy herb goes well-mixed with a variety of foods and it helps you decrease your blood pressure. Containing an active ingredient called eugenol, basil can block certain substances in your body that tighten the blood vessels. Cardamom Originally used in South Asian cuisine, Cardamom has proven to be highly efficient when it comes to low blood pressure. You should consider including Cardamom in your diet through various recipes such as stews, soups, or why not baked goodies if you wish to add an original flavour. Garlic This amazing ingredient can do more than just ruining your breath or adding that amazing flavour in your foods. Garlic has proven to be an excellent aid for those who experience low blood pressure. The active ingredient that makes garlic to be that magic, is called nitric oxide and can help your blood vessels dilate and relax. For those that can’t simply stand garlic in their food, garlic supplements might be a better option. Ginger Recent studies have proved the amazing benefits gingers have on our bodies. This essential ingredient should not miss from your home if you’re dealing with blood pressure problems. Ginger induces relaxation into the blood vessels and lowers your blood pressure. Usually used in Asian foods, ginger is an excellent ingredient that can be mixed with various beverages and sweets. French Lavender There is no doubt that lavender can offer us both an alluring ambience in our homes and extraordinary health benefits.  Many people consider integrating French Lavender in their homes and diet, especially those who're experiencing high blood pressure. Even though not everybody considers lavender to be an extraordinary ingredient for cooking, lavender can be used in the same way we would use rosemary. Meditation Can Be a Life Saviour Most of the times, the main cause of increased blood pressure can be our hectic lifestyle. Luckily, we have now within our reach plenty of stress reduction techniques to help us maintain both our hearth and mind relaxed. There is no doubt that meditation can be now a life saviour. With proper techniques, a correct mindset and diet we can overcome blood pressure problems and learn how to live a more peaceful and less stressful life. To make sure you maintain your blood pressure steady you should not underestimate the benefits of a proper diet, physical activity and meditation. You can start by making small changes in your everyday routines, habits and food intake or even in the way you respond to stressful situations.
    Jan 07, 2020 476
  • 29 Aug 2019
    While during winter you might often tend to neglect your skin, summer is the season when you start noticing any small issues, such as dryness, lack of tan or irritations. Being prepared and looking your best when the temperatures start rising means focusing more on your skincare routine and knowing a few useful tips on the mater. You can improve the appearance of your skin in no time, as long as you take a few necessary steps. So what exactly are you recommended to do tho have healthy, vibrant and youthful skin? Here are some useful suggestions to look into, which could provide you with the appealing results you’re targeting:   Shorten your showers One of the things you can start with is taking shorter showers. Everybody loves to take a long, hot shower, but this can actually cause harm to your skin, contributing to its dryness. A five minute shower is usually recommended here. The water should also be lukewarm instead of hot. It might be a bit hard to get used to, but you will notice a difference once you make a habit out of it. After the shower, try to not rush into soaking all the water from your skin with a towel, let it partially dry on its own. Use a moisturizer daily The next key factor to improve the texture and appearance of your skin is to use a moisturizer on the daily. This will prevent you from dealing with fine lines on your face and will keep the skin vibrant on the rest of your body. When you are moisturizing after taking a shower, it’s preferably to pat the product instead of rubbing it, and to apply the moisturizer while the skin is still damp. What this will do is lock in the moisture and give you that glow you want. Choose spray tan to get a bit of colour If you haven’t been sunbathing in a while now, you might not feel comfortable wearing shorts or mini skirts because you aren’t exactly pleased with the colour of your skin. Having summer-ready skin means getting a bit of tan as well. However, resorting to sunbeds isn’t exactly a healthy option to consider, neither is actual sun exposure, so you shouldn’t be taking any risks just for cosmetic reasons. Luckily, nowadays, you have other alternatives that will make you look equally great, without coming with any potential risks. Spray tanning is an option many women resort to lately. It’s an easy way to get the colour you want and you won’t have to worry about sunburns, and other more serve problems that might come with sun exposure or sunbed tanning. However, keep in mind that you should choose the right spray tan option as well. Before booking this type of service do your research, find out what products they are using, and make sure you are getting the best for your money. Also, before you go for a spray tan session, prep your skin properly. You need to exfoliate and wax/shave prior to your appointment. Not taking the right steps before your spray tan could slightly affect the end results obtained. Replace your body wash Although you might already be using a moisturizer each time you get out of the shower, if your body wash isn’t exactly good, your skin might still get unnecessarily dry.  It’s not just about how short your showers are, but what you are using as well. Find a body wash with moisturizing properties, an emollient that will hydrate your skin while you are washing it and prep it for the actual moisturizer applied afterwards. Choose the right facial aesthetician Going for a professional facial from time to time is necessary, especially during summer when your complexion might seem more dull or irritated. However, just because you’ve booked an appointment at a salon somewhere doesn’t mean you’ll get the treatment you desire. It’s important to research your options carefully and find an aesthetician that knows how to do their job properly. This is even more relevant if you’ll be opting for extractions as well, and not just a hydrating or moisturizing process. Shave correctly If you usually prefer shaving as a hair removal technique, instead of waxing, you might often deal with stingy and aesthetically unpleasant razor burns. Your legs won’t look as perfect as you would want them if they are irritated and have razor burns all over. Replace your razer regularly – a sharper blade will allow you to shave more easily. Keep your shave strokes short, and also use lukewarm water when you’re doing this, instead of hot water. Close the pores using a cooling body spray when you’re done – it actually does make a difference. Wear sunscreen Last but not least, one major factor to remember here is to keep your skin protected against the sun. SPF should be your skin’s best friend during summer. Sunscreen will not only help you combat the risk of sunburns but will help you keep your skin youthful looking as well. You already know that skin exposed to too much sunlight, although tan, will age much faster than it should. Find a cream with SPF, and also check if your foundation has sunscreen in it. The products you use here should include 30 SPF and above for maximum protection. Over time, doing so will keep your skin supple and beautiful. Healthy, glowy is something every woman wants. There are a few things you need to pay attention to if you want to always look impeccable when a bit more skin is showing. For summer-ready skin, each one of the tips mentioned above is equally important to follow.  From taking shorter showers and using a better body wash to choosing spray tan instead of sunbathing, all of these recommendations will help you get and maintain the lovely glow you are seeking. Your skin can be beautiful and healthy, as long as you take care of it properly, and as you can see, it’s not as difficult as you might have assumed.
    570 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • While during winter you might often tend to neglect your skin, summer is the season when you start noticing any small issues, such as dryness, lack of tan or irritations. Being prepared and looking your best when the temperatures start rising means focusing more on your skincare routine and knowing a few useful tips on the mater. You can improve the appearance of your skin in no time, as long as you take a few necessary steps. So what exactly are you recommended to do tho have healthy, vibrant and youthful skin? Here are some useful suggestions to look into, which could provide you with the appealing results you’re targeting:   Shorten your showers One of the things you can start with is taking shorter showers. Everybody loves to take a long, hot shower, but this can actually cause harm to your skin, contributing to its dryness. A five minute shower is usually recommended here. The water should also be lukewarm instead of hot. It might be a bit hard to get used to, but you will notice a difference once you make a habit out of it. After the shower, try to not rush into soaking all the water from your skin with a towel, let it partially dry on its own. Use a moisturizer daily The next key factor to improve the texture and appearance of your skin is to use a moisturizer on the daily. This will prevent you from dealing with fine lines on your face and will keep the skin vibrant on the rest of your body. When you are moisturizing after taking a shower, it’s preferably to pat the product instead of rubbing it, and to apply the moisturizer while the skin is still damp. What this will do is lock in the moisture and give you that glow you want. Choose spray tan to get a bit of colour If you haven’t been sunbathing in a while now, you might not feel comfortable wearing shorts or mini skirts because you aren’t exactly pleased with the colour of your skin. Having summer-ready skin means getting a bit of tan as well. However, resorting to sunbeds isn’t exactly a healthy option to consider, neither is actual sun exposure, so you shouldn’t be taking any risks just for cosmetic reasons. Luckily, nowadays, you have other alternatives that will make you look equally great, without coming with any potential risks. Spray tanning is an option many women resort to lately. It’s an easy way to get the colour you want and you won’t have to worry about sunburns, and other more serve problems that might come with sun exposure or sunbed tanning. However, keep in mind that you should choose the right spray tan option as well. Before booking this type of service do your research, find out what products they are using, and make sure you are getting the best for your money. Also, before you go for a spray tan session, prep your skin properly. You need to exfoliate and wax/shave prior to your appointment. Not taking the right steps before your spray tan could slightly affect the end results obtained. Replace your body wash Although you might already be using a moisturizer each time you get out of the shower, if your body wash isn’t exactly good, your skin might still get unnecessarily dry.  It’s not just about how short your showers are, but what you are using as well. Find a body wash with moisturizing properties, an emollient that will hydrate your skin while you are washing it and prep it for the actual moisturizer applied afterwards. Choose the right facial aesthetician Going for a professional facial from time to time is necessary, especially during summer when your complexion might seem more dull or irritated. However, just because you’ve booked an appointment at a salon somewhere doesn’t mean you’ll get the treatment you desire. It’s important to research your options carefully and find an aesthetician that knows how to do their job properly. This is even more relevant if you’ll be opting for extractions as well, and not just a hydrating or moisturizing process. Shave correctly If you usually prefer shaving as a hair removal technique, instead of waxing, you might often deal with stingy and aesthetically unpleasant razor burns. Your legs won’t look as perfect as you would want them if they are irritated and have razor burns all over. Replace your razer regularly – a sharper blade will allow you to shave more easily. Keep your shave strokes short, and also use lukewarm water when you’re doing this, instead of hot water. Close the pores using a cooling body spray when you’re done – it actually does make a difference. Wear sunscreen Last but not least, one major factor to remember here is to keep your skin protected against the sun. SPF should be your skin’s best friend during summer. Sunscreen will not only help you combat the risk of sunburns but will help you keep your skin youthful looking as well. You already know that skin exposed to too much sunlight, although tan, will age much faster than it should. Find a cream with SPF, and also check if your foundation has sunscreen in it. The products you use here should include 30 SPF and above for maximum protection. Over time, doing so will keep your skin supple and beautiful. Healthy, glowy is something every woman wants. There are a few things you need to pay attention to if you want to always look impeccable when a bit more skin is showing. For summer-ready skin, each one of the tips mentioned above is equally important to follow.  From taking shorter showers and using a better body wash to choosing spray tan instead of sunbathing, all of these recommendations will help you get and maintain the lovely glow you are seeking. Your skin can be beautiful and healthy, as long as you take care of it properly, and as you can see, it’s not as difficult as you might have assumed.
    Aug 29, 2019 570
  • 29 Aug 2019
    Bad foot health can cause problems in the entire body, which is why looking after your feet is essential. Many things can be done to keep the feet healthy and prevent problems. There is nothing more important than preventative foot care. Keep on reading to learn how to care for your feet and keep them in tip-top condition. With a little bit of time and effort, you can give your feet a fabulous makeover.   Avoid sharing footwear It is tempting to share shoes with your partner, friend, child or anyone else in the family. Tempting as it may be, do not do it. Footwear is a thriving ground for different germs and microbes. You can get fungal infections just by wearing other people’s shoes. The point is that it is not safe to share shoes. Do not wear another person’s sandals or flip-flops. You can get athlete’s foot or, worse, a virus that causes acne-like whiteheads. To keep your feet healthy, always wear your own shoes. Shoes are not sharable. A pair of sneakers or boots undergo a change after a period of use. This means that they change in response to the shape of the feet. If you wear someone else’s shoes, you will not feel comfortable. This is because the footwear has adapted to suit a specific pair of feet and it might not meet your needs. As you can see, there are disadvantages in terms of comfort. Do not borrow or lend shoes.   Maintain a healthy weight Think about shedding a few pounds. Obesity can have a negative effect on foot health. The extra weight that is placed on the feet makes it more difficult to stand or move around. Not only is there physical stress on the skin and bones, but also the extra weight can change foot structure and function. If you do not have a healthy weight, you risk developing arthritis and suffer from pain. Losing weight will result in a slimmer you and happy feet. You do not have to be obese to experience problems. Even people who have just a couple of extra pounds can experience a change in posture. What happens is that the knees come closer and move the body weight to the insides of the feet. To maintain a healthy weight, you have to eat a high-protein breakfast, drink lots and lots of water, chew your food slowly, and stay away from fast-food. It is recommended to lose weight slowly. This way, you can keep the pounds off forever. Wear wider fit shoes The style of footwear plays an important role in your overall health. If you wear ill-fitting shoes, you are bound to deal with corns, calluses, and, most importantly, pain. Shoes like this weaken the feet, ankles, knees, not to mention your back. Wear wide fit shoes. The pair will last a lifetime and will give your feet the necessary space to breathe. You can find the perfect fit, whether you are looking for wider fitting sandals or boots in the latest styles. Sizing discrepancies exist between different brands, but you can order a pair of shoes that are just right for your feet. It is important to understand that each person is unique and so are you. You must buy shoes that are extremely wide and deep. Footwear of this kind will boost your comfort and help you look stylish. In case you did not know, wide fitting shoes are available in all styles and colours. There are so many options to choose from that you will not know what to take home. Make sure that you need wide fit shoes. If you have recurring blisters or cannot get rid of bunions, you may need special footwear. Wash your feet every day You wash your feet as often as you can. However, is it enough? According to health professionals, it is necessary to wash our feet every day. Why? Because they sweat more than other parts of the body and can harbour odour-causing bacteria. There are so many microorganisms living on the feet that it is impossible to say which ones cause the stench. Wash your feet on a daily basis and prevent bacteria build-up. Clean all the areas of the feet, in particular, the underside of the toes and between them. It is recommended to use mild soap. It is great if you have sensitive skin. What is more, mild soap softens the skin and does not take away is natural nutrients. Even if your feet do not look dirty, you should still wash them. If you keep your feet clean, you can prevent staph infections, athlete’s foot, and plantar warts. Make sure that a day does not go by without washing your feet. Never walk barefoot If you are like everyone else, you like going barefoot every once in a while. You like to feel the earth under your feet. You might want to be careful walking barefoot because the reward is not always worth the risk. You might injure yourself or contract a bacterial disease. You should never remove your shoes. Wear proper-fitting shoes and try to alternate between different pairs of shoes. Think twice about walking barefoot. It is not a good idea to let your feet be free. If you want to practice walking barefoot, use pillows. You will have better control of your foot position and get relief from ill-fitting shoes. Do this exercise in your home. If you must. Start slow and practice walking on safe surfaces. In the end, make sure to examine your feet for injuries. Some activities can put a strain on the feet, which leads to injury. Anyway, you will want to ensure that everything is okay. To sum up, think about your feet and take good care of them. Proper foot care can increase your quality of life, make you more productive, and increase your ability to be self-sufficient. Protect your feet and your health. Making small changes in your life will really make a difference.  
    613 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • Bad foot health can cause problems in the entire body, which is why looking after your feet is essential. Many things can be done to keep the feet healthy and prevent problems. There is nothing more important than preventative foot care. Keep on reading to learn how to care for your feet and keep them in tip-top condition. With a little bit of time and effort, you can give your feet a fabulous makeover.   Avoid sharing footwear It is tempting to share shoes with your partner, friend, child or anyone else in the family. Tempting as it may be, do not do it. Footwear is a thriving ground for different germs and microbes. You can get fungal infections just by wearing other people’s shoes. The point is that it is not safe to share shoes. Do not wear another person’s sandals or flip-flops. You can get athlete’s foot or, worse, a virus that causes acne-like whiteheads. To keep your feet healthy, always wear your own shoes. Shoes are not sharable. A pair of sneakers or boots undergo a change after a period of use. This means that they change in response to the shape of the feet. If you wear someone else’s shoes, you will not feel comfortable. This is because the footwear has adapted to suit a specific pair of feet and it might not meet your needs. As you can see, there are disadvantages in terms of comfort. Do not borrow or lend shoes.   Maintain a healthy weight Think about shedding a few pounds. Obesity can have a negative effect on foot health. The extra weight that is placed on the feet makes it more difficult to stand or move around. Not only is there physical stress on the skin and bones, but also the extra weight can change foot structure and function. If you do not have a healthy weight, you risk developing arthritis and suffer from pain. Losing weight will result in a slimmer you and happy feet. You do not have to be obese to experience problems. Even people who have just a couple of extra pounds can experience a change in posture. What happens is that the knees come closer and move the body weight to the insides of the feet. To maintain a healthy weight, you have to eat a high-protein breakfast, drink lots and lots of water, chew your food slowly, and stay away from fast-food. It is recommended to lose weight slowly. This way, you can keep the pounds off forever. Wear wider fit shoes The style of footwear plays an important role in your overall health. If you wear ill-fitting shoes, you are bound to deal with corns, calluses, and, most importantly, pain. Shoes like this weaken the feet, ankles, knees, not to mention your back. Wear wide fit shoes. The pair will last a lifetime and will give your feet the necessary space to breathe. You can find the perfect fit, whether you are looking for wider fitting sandals or boots in the latest styles. Sizing discrepancies exist between different brands, but you can order a pair of shoes that are just right for your feet. It is important to understand that each person is unique and so are you. You must buy shoes that are extremely wide and deep. Footwear of this kind will boost your comfort and help you look stylish. In case you did not know, wide fitting shoes are available in all styles and colours. There are so many options to choose from that you will not know what to take home. Make sure that you need wide fit shoes. If you have recurring blisters or cannot get rid of bunions, you may need special footwear. Wash your feet every day You wash your feet as often as you can. However, is it enough? According to health professionals, it is necessary to wash our feet every day. Why? Because they sweat more than other parts of the body and can harbour odour-causing bacteria. There are so many microorganisms living on the feet that it is impossible to say which ones cause the stench. Wash your feet on a daily basis and prevent bacteria build-up. Clean all the areas of the feet, in particular, the underside of the toes and between them. It is recommended to use mild soap. It is great if you have sensitive skin. What is more, mild soap softens the skin and does not take away is natural nutrients. Even if your feet do not look dirty, you should still wash them. If you keep your feet clean, you can prevent staph infections, athlete’s foot, and plantar warts. Make sure that a day does not go by without washing your feet. Never walk barefoot If you are like everyone else, you like going barefoot every once in a while. You like to feel the earth under your feet. You might want to be careful walking barefoot because the reward is not always worth the risk. You might injure yourself or contract a bacterial disease. You should never remove your shoes. Wear proper-fitting shoes and try to alternate between different pairs of shoes. Think twice about walking barefoot. It is not a good idea to let your feet be free. If you want to practice walking barefoot, use pillows. You will have better control of your foot position and get relief from ill-fitting shoes. Do this exercise in your home. If you must. Start slow and practice walking on safe surfaces. In the end, make sure to examine your feet for injuries. Some activities can put a strain on the feet, which leads to injury. Anyway, you will want to ensure that everything is okay. To sum up, think about your feet and take good care of them. Proper foot care can increase your quality of life, make you more productive, and increase your ability to be self-sufficient. Protect your feet and your health. Making small changes in your life will really make a difference.  
    Aug 29, 2019 613
  • 18 Apr 2019
    Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can vary from uncomfortable feelings to extreme nuisance. If you are trying to stop your alcohol dependency then you are probably experiencing some of these symptoms as you go through the detox process. There will be times when you will be tempted to start drinking again because you will have the misconception that this is the only solution to numbing the effects. But you have to stay strong because alcohol addiction can wreak havoc on your health and later you can face a more difficult battle, the one for your life. Read on to find out what symptoms you should expect to experience, and how you can cope with them.   Most common alcohol withdrawal symptoms Alcohol withdrawal symptoms start within 8 hours of your last drink or some days after, the moment of occurrence can differ according to the frequency and quantity of alcohol you consume. The severity of symptoms can range from mild ones to medically unsafe states. If you also suffer from health problems then you can expect the alcohol withdrawal symptoms to be severe. You can experience the reactions by a couple of days to weeks. What are the effects? Depression Fatigue Anxiety Mood swings Shakiness Headache Irritability Loss of appetite Insomnia Tremors Sweating Rapid heart rate Dehydration Clammy skin Delirium moments Ways to fight withdrawal symptoms The moment you decide to stop your alcoholism, you should search for expert help because you will need all the support you can get to succeed. All types of addictions are isolating disorders that come with numerous bumps in the rehabilitation process, and with multiple insecurities. Detoxing will not be easy, no one will lie to you, so make sure you are not doing it alone. help4addiction.co.uk states that your treatment will include a physical exam to check your heart rate, blood pressure, blood levels, body temperature, sedation, and hydration levels to understand if the withdrawal is severe or mild. You can expect to receive fluids during the treatment to ease your reaction, and to help you feel more comfortable. Your body will go into a shock the moment you stop drinking alcohol and this is why withdrawal symptoms occur. Do not start detoxification alone Tell your family members and friends that you have decided to enter rehab, and you will need all the support they can offer to go through this difficult period.  The more help you get the easier the process will be. If you are staying alone, you can ask them to create a visiting schedule to make sure that you will not be alone during difficult moments. A supportive family member or friends can help you cope with withdrawal and prevent you from relapsing. Make sure you stay hydrated Make a stash with fluids that contain electrolytes because they can help you fight the effects your body will experience. It will not be easy to deal with nausea and dehydration but it is not an impossible mission. Resist the cravings During your detoxification period, you will experience cravings; your body will ask for the substance you used to offer it daily. No one can guarantee you that you will not experience cravings even if you enter a rehab facility. They can help you fight the cravings but you have to control them. Do not allow yourself to drink, even if it is a single sip because your cravings are similar to a wave, they start slowly, build into a peak, and then they crash and dissipate. You will regret if you do not resist them. Also you should know that cravings come in succession, once one stops another one can follow it. You will have to imagine that you are a surfer who has to maintain their balance to not drawn themselves, hit by an unexpected wave. You are not alone, do not think even for a minute that you are Many people who experience alcohol problems have the misconception they are alone and no one can help them deal with their pain. Your physician will definitely tell you that you are not alone, they are seeing dozens of people in your situation daily and many of them manage to overcome the problem and to get back to a healthy life. You are part of a community, a strong one whose members are proud to fight with one of the most difficult things a person can deal with in a lifetime. Have a healthy diet Often the persons who have a drinking dependency neglect to have a healthy diet, and this may also be your case. The human body metabolizes alcohol into sugar, so now that you stopped drinking, it needs other sources of sugar to restore its balance. Instead of developing another addiction and starting to eat kilos of candies, you should make changes to your diet and add fruits and vegetables. They can help you balance your sugar levels and offer your body a source of nutrients that can help it recover faster. Stay away from your drinking buddies They may be your friends but they will not help you deal with your withdrawal symptoms, even if they are trying to stop their drinking problem. If they are drinking advocates, they will not support your decision and this is the last thing you need. They do not want to help you get sober because they are losing one of their drinking buddies. Some of them will offer you alcohol when you are experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. During the detoxification phase you should cut these people out of your life, you can reconnect when you will feel strong enough to resist temptation. There is no single or sure key to beat alcohol withdrawal but when the pain presents itself, you need to fight it and learn to stand against your unhealthy habits. Getting sober is not an easy thing to do but it totally worth it is life changing.  
    5965 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can vary from uncomfortable feelings to extreme nuisance. If you are trying to stop your alcohol dependency then you are probably experiencing some of these symptoms as you go through the detox process. There will be times when you will be tempted to start drinking again because you will have the misconception that this is the only solution to numbing the effects. But you have to stay strong because alcohol addiction can wreak havoc on your health and later you can face a more difficult battle, the one for your life. Read on to find out what symptoms you should expect to experience, and how you can cope with them.   Most common alcohol withdrawal symptoms Alcohol withdrawal symptoms start within 8 hours of your last drink or some days after, the moment of occurrence can differ according to the frequency and quantity of alcohol you consume. The severity of symptoms can range from mild ones to medically unsafe states. If you also suffer from health problems then you can expect the alcohol withdrawal symptoms to be severe. You can experience the reactions by a couple of days to weeks. What are the effects? Depression Fatigue Anxiety Mood swings Shakiness Headache Irritability Loss of appetite Insomnia Tremors Sweating Rapid heart rate Dehydration Clammy skin Delirium moments Ways to fight withdrawal symptoms The moment you decide to stop your alcoholism, you should search for expert help because you will need all the support you can get to succeed. All types of addictions are isolating disorders that come with numerous bumps in the rehabilitation process, and with multiple insecurities. Detoxing will not be easy, no one will lie to you, so make sure you are not doing it alone. help4addiction.co.uk states that your treatment will include a physical exam to check your heart rate, blood pressure, blood levels, body temperature, sedation, and hydration levels to understand if the withdrawal is severe or mild. You can expect to receive fluids during the treatment to ease your reaction, and to help you feel more comfortable. Your body will go into a shock the moment you stop drinking alcohol and this is why withdrawal symptoms occur. Do not start detoxification alone Tell your family members and friends that you have decided to enter rehab, and you will need all the support they can offer to go through this difficult period.  The more help you get the easier the process will be. If you are staying alone, you can ask them to create a visiting schedule to make sure that you will not be alone during difficult moments. A supportive family member or friends can help you cope with withdrawal and prevent you from relapsing. Make sure you stay hydrated Make a stash with fluids that contain electrolytes because they can help you fight the effects your body will experience. It will not be easy to deal with nausea and dehydration but it is not an impossible mission. Resist the cravings During your detoxification period, you will experience cravings; your body will ask for the substance you used to offer it daily. No one can guarantee you that you will not experience cravings even if you enter a rehab facility. They can help you fight the cravings but you have to control them. Do not allow yourself to drink, even if it is a single sip because your cravings are similar to a wave, they start slowly, build into a peak, and then they crash and dissipate. You will regret if you do not resist them. Also you should know that cravings come in succession, once one stops another one can follow it. You will have to imagine that you are a surfer who has to maintain their balance to not drawn themselves, hit by an unexpected wave. You are not alone, do not think even for a minute that you are Many people who experience alcohol problems have the misconception they are alone and no one can help them deal with their pain. Your physician will definitely tell you that you are not alone, they are seeing dozens of people in your situation daily and many of them manage to overcome the problem and to get back to a healthy life. You are part of a community, a strong one whose members are proud to fight with one of the most difficult things a person can deal with in a lifetime. Have a healthy diet Often the persons who have a drinking dependency neglect to have a healthy diet, and this may also be your case. The human body metabolizes alcohol into sugar, so now that you stopped drinking, it needs other sources of sugar to restore its balance. Instead of developing another addiction and starting to eat kilos of candies, you should make changes to your diet and add fruits and vegetables. They can help you balance your sugar levels and offer your body a source of nutrients that can help it recover faster. Stay away from your drinking buddies They may be your friends but they will not help you deal with your withdrawal symptoms, even if they are trying to stop their drinking problem. If they are drinking advocates, they will not support your decision and this is the last thing you need. They do not want to help you get sober because they are losing one of their drinking buddies. Some of them will offer you alcohol when you are experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. During the detoxification phase you should cut these people out of your life, you can reconnect when you will feel strong enough to resist temptation. There is no single or sure key to beat alcohol withdrawal but when the pain presents itself, you need to fight it and learn to stand against your unhealthy habits. Getting sober is not an easy thing to do but it totally worth it is life changing.  
    Apr 18, 2019 5965
  • 05 Sep 2018
    So after working in the public domain for a while, you have decided that it’s time to take your professional activities in the private sector. Opening a healthcare organisation will allow you to give back to the community, to provide services that might not be easily accessible elsewhere in your region and to reach the career growth as well as wealth you have desired since first entering this industry. However, putting the base of a clinic is not a quick nor easy process, involving quite a lot of responsibilities. Because you probably want to handle things by the book, acquiring insights on the subject will be demanded. Here are some tips that you shouldn’t overlook in the process:   Your employees represents your concept The services of your clinic and how they are perceived by future patients will be directly linked to the people working at your organisation. Hiring employees is one of the most important processes you will need to handle, so focusing on carrying out proper interview should be one of your priority. From nurses to receptionists and department managers, each position in your newly opened clinic should be filled by people who have the skills and the abilities necessary to ensure the smooth going of all in-house services. In order to be able to hire the right people for the jobs you will have available, you will need to focus on more than just the applicants’ qualifications and training, but on interpersonal skills, friendliness, reliability and other characteristics that will facilitate the creation of a unified and trustworthy team, and help you establish a great work environment. A private clinic will not reach the level of success desired if the staff doesn’t consist of the right professionals. So if you don’t have the time, resources or abilities necessary to handle the screening processes, it’s best if you just work with a recruitment company for this specific task. Resort to a good manufacturing collaborator for proper healthcare solutions The number of supplies and elements that you will need access to within your clinic will be higher than initially expected. Because your requirements will probably be specific ones, working with a manufacturing partner to gain access to customizes, appropriate healthcare solutions will be necessary. From perforation and wound care supplies to Adhesive Tape Converters and wearable products, the range of elements that might be demanded for the proper functionality of our organisation can vary significantly, but the right manufacturer will be able to cover all of them. Because you are probably seeking excellence in this department, spend enough time researching your options and contacting only a company that has proven to tick off all the boxes on your selection list. Experience, positive referrals, reputation in the industry, longevity, great customer service – these are the factors that you should be seeking in your future manufacturing collaborator. Find out what other products they have prototype for the healthcare sector, and only if their work seems of high quality, you can decide to collaborate with them as well. Market research and regulations A single broken regulation can mean your organisation might be shut off before even actually starting out, so before you opened the doors of your clinic to the public, make sure you have done your market research and are adhering to every single rule. Hire a specialist who can provide you with support in this department, and handle your paperwork and documentation properly. Being careful in this department could save you from a potential unpleasant situation. Marketing Although word of mouth should be the main thing that will make your organisation popular, before you can actually rely on this option solely, adopting a few marketing strategies will be necessary. Let people know about your concept and vision and choose to advertise what you are offering in the right way. Radio and TV ads, posters, flyers, direct mail marketing, digital media advertising, you have more than enough great options you can go for, and a small investment in market can actually help you go a long way. Invest in design While the services you will be offering will be the ones to actually draw a patient to your clinic, there are a few other tricks that could help you obtain a higher level of awareness in a much faster period of time. Investing enough time and money in the design of your organisation’s premises can matter more than you think. As you are well aware by now, it’s natural for clients to be drawn in by a building that seems modern, functional and aesthetically appealing. As much as you wouldn’t want to admit, aesthetics do play a role in a person’s choice of private facilities, and because a good first impression could determine a passer-by to give more interest to your organisation, this is something that you should use to your advantage. Opt for exterior and interior design that are luminous, modern, functional and visually appealing. You can check out the most popular clinics around the country and see what type of design they have went for. A proper investment in design, in equipment, in furniture and even in supplies, such as 3M UK Tape Converters, will help you get ahead in a competitive domain much faster, so don’t neglect these aspects. Running a healthcare organisation can certainly be challenging, and as the person in charge of all the major decisions, taking the right course of action can be essential. While there are many details that need to be carefully thought through, the above mentioned tips remain the most essential to be followed. Collaborating with the right manufacturers for the implementation of adequate healthcare solutions, hiring people who are experienced and reliable, ensuring the clinic is adhering to all regulations – these are example of things that need your foremost attention. As long as you take it one step at a time and have excellence I mind, your organization can reach the heights you have set as goal.
    957 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • So after working in the public domain for a while, you have decided that it’s time to take your professional activities in the private sector. Opening a healthcare organisation will allow you to give back to the community, to provide services that might not be easily accessible elsewhere in your region and to reach the career growth as well as wealth you have desired since first entering this industry. However, putting the base of a clinic is not a quick nor easy process, involving quite a lot of responsibilities. Because you probably want to handle things by the book, acquiring insights on the subject will be demanded. Here are some tips that you shouldn’t overlook in the process:   Your employees represents your concept The services of your clinic and how they are perceived by future patients will be directly linked to the people working at your organisation. Hiring employees is one of the most important processes you will need to handle, so focusing on carrying out proper interview should be one of your priority. From nurses to receptionists and department managers, each position in your newly opened clinic should be filled by people who have the skills and the abilities necessary to ensure the smooth going of all in-house services. In order to be able to hire the right people for the jobs you will have available, you will need to focus on more than just the applicants’ qualifications and training, but on interpersonal skills, friendliness, reliability and other characteristics that will facilitate the creation of a unified and trustworthy team, and help you establish a great work environment. A private clinic will not reach the level of success desired if the staff doesn’t consist of the right professionals. So if you don’t have the time, resources or abilities necessary to handle the screening processes, it’s best if you just work with a recruitment company for this specific task. Resort to a good manufacturing collaborator for proper healthcare solutions The number of supplies and elements that you will need access to within your clinic will be higher than initially expected. Because your requirements will probably be specific ones, working with a manufacturing partner to gain access to customizes, appropriate healthcare solutions will be necessary. From perforation and wound care supplies to Adhesive Tape Converters and wearable products, the range of elements that might be demanded for the proper functionality of our organisation can vary significantly, but the right manufacturer will be able to cover all of them. Because you are probably seeking excellence in this department, spend enough time researching your options and contacting only a company that has proven to tick off all the boxes on your selection list. Experience, positive referrals, reputation in the industry, longevity, great customer service – these are the factors that you should be seeking in your future manufacturing collaborator. Find out what other products they have prototype for the healthcare sector, and only if their work seems of high quality, you can decide to collaborate with them as well. Market research and regulations A single broken regulation can mean your organisation might be shut off before even actually starting out, so before you opened the doors of your clinic to the public, make sure you have done your market research and are adhering to every single rule. Hire a specialist who can provide you with support in this department, and handle your paperwork and documentation properly. Being careful in this department could save you from a potential unpleasant situation. Marketing Although word of mouth should be the main thing that will make your organisation popular, before you can actually rely on this option solely, adopting a few marketing strategies will be necessary. Let people know about your concept and vision and choose to advertise what you are offering in the right way. Radio and TV ads, posters, flyers, direct mail marketing, digital media advertising, you have more than enough great options you can go for, and a small investment in market can actually help you go a long way. Invest in design While the services you will be offering will be the ones to actually draw a patient to your clinic, there are a few other tricks that could help you obtain a higher level of awareness in a much faster period of time. Investing enough time and money in the design of your organisation’s premises can matter more than you think. As you are well aware by now, it’s natural for clients to be drawn in by a building that seems modern, functional and aesthetically appealing. As much as you wouldn’t want to admit, aesthetics do play a role in a person’s choice of private facilities, and because a good first impression could determine a passer-by to give more interest to your organisation, this is something that you should use to your advantage. Opt for exterior and interior design that are luminous, modern, functional and visually appealing. You can check out the most popular clinics around the country and see what type of design they have went for. A proper investment in design, in equipment, in furniture and even in supplies, such as 3M UK Tape Converters, will help you get ahead in a competitive domain much faster, so don’t neglect these aspects. Running a healthcare organisation can certainly be challenging, and as the person in charge of all the major decisions, taking the right course of action can be essential. While there are many details that need to be carefully thought through, the above mentioned tips remain the most essential to be followed. Collaborating with the right manufacturers for the implementation of adequate healthcare solutions, hiring people who are experienced and reliable, ensuring the clinic is adhering to all regulations – these are example of things that need your foremost attention. As long as you take it one step at a time and have excellence I mind, your organization can reach the heights you have set as goal.
    Sep 05, 2018 957
  • 23 Aug 2018
    Men often forget that they need to invest a part of their time and attention to taking care of their skin. Even though men suffer fewer problems with their skin compared to women, they still need to use skin care products and to come up with a basic routine to strictly follow each day. At first, it may seem like this factor is not actually needed, but in reality, there is a huge difference between the skin of a person who makes no efforts to keep their skin clean and healthy compared to the skin of a person who actually invests a few minutes a day into nourishing their complexion and their body. Most men use to say that they are not in need of such routines, but the ones who made a habit out of taking care of their skin can strongly disagree with the opinion of the majority. Using a few products now and then is all you have to do, along with making a habit out of treating your face better than you used to. Such a small change in your daily routine will lead to a tremendous impact and you’ll surely be pleased with the effect. In case you are ready to take better care of yourself, here are some tips on how to build this routine and some advice on what products to use. The simplest routine Keep in mind that the routine you are going to respect daily should be as simple as possible. A tiring routine that takes more time than you actually afford to spend on this matter won’t work for you. Just stick with the simplest steps for a cleaner and healthier skin, no complications needed. The basic steps of a skin care routine are the following ones: Cleaning daily Exfoliating weekly Moisturizing daily These are the only steps involved in a basic men’s skin routine. Women do have to involve more steps in their routines because they might be using makeup and their skin can be affected by a multitude of factors, as it can get more sensitive. For men, these steps are enough and should make a difference from the first week you are actually respecting them. Cleaning should be done twice a day. When washing your face, you remove anything that may lead to zits or other problems with your complexion. Clogged pores and blackheads are very common among men, exactly because they don’t know how or how often to clean their faces. Using the appropriate products for cleaning your face is important too because water alone won’t make a difference. You’ll learn more about skin care products later in this article. Step two refers to exfoliating your skin. The benefits of skin exfoliation are numerous, ranging from obtaining a glowing skin to minimizing the aspect of your pores and reducing acne. Exfoliating is also great for men who are struggling with ingrown hairs from shaving. Shaving is an extra part of the men skincare routine, so make sure you choose the right products for it as well. Skin types are different and they require very specific products in order to keep it under control. Exfoliating also helps with reducing the apparition of wrinkles and it prepares the skin for the last step. Moisturizing is the last and the most important step of the routine. Many men skip this step because they consider it unnecessary, but in reality, it’s the step with the biggest influence. Applying moisturizer on your face and body keeps your skin hydrated. You may not be able to gain all the nutrients and vitamins present in a moisturizer on a natural way, especially if you don’t drink tremendous quantities of water. There are products which are specifically designed for men. What skin type do you have? In order to determine your skin type the easy way, get a paper towel or a tissue and rip it into four different pieces. Each piece should be placed in a specific position: forehead, nose, cheek, chin. After placing the tissues on your face, you need to observe how they act. For instance, if you have normal skin, the pieces are going to stick on your face a few seconds and then fall off. If you have dry skin, the pieces will instantly fall off. In the case of oily skin, the pieces are going to stick to the face without falling. Finally, if you have a combination of the above, the tissues will stick in the areas where you have oily skin and will fall off in the areas where you have dry skin. What type of products should you use? After determining your skin type, you need to look for men skin care products that match the requirements of it. For oily skin, look for foaming cleansers that are high in surfactants and low in emollients. Foaming cleansers are the ones that remove dirt the best and they leave no residue behind. Plus, they are recommended if you have a beard. For dry skin, cleansing oils have two different purposes – they clean and they moisturize at the same time. They remove dirt just as well as foaming cleansers but they leave a residue behind. The same goes for cleansing balms and milk. It’s best to avoid alkaline-based soaps for cleaning your face, as they are usually harmful and they disrupt the skin’s protective barrier. They can dry and irritate your skin. For exfoliation, you can either make your own scrubs using natural ingredients such as coffee or sugar, or you can use store-bought products as well. Use mild exfoliators, especially if your skin tends to irritate rapidly. If you notice irritation quite often, you might have sensitive skin. Whenever you are buying a product that you are planning to use on your face, go ahead and check out whether it is suitable for your skin type or not. Using the wrong products can cause even more problems than you had before.
    1262 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • Men often forget that they need to invest a part of their time and attention to taking care of their skin. Even though men suffer fewer problems with their skin compared to women, they still need to use skin care products and to come up with a basic routine to strictly follow each day. At first, it may seem like this factor is not actually needed, but in reality, there is a huge difference between the skin of a person who makes no efforts to keep their skin clean and healthy compared to the skin of a person who actually invests a few minutes a day into nourishing their complexion and their body. Most men use to say that they are not in need of such routines, but the ones who made a habit out of taking care of their skin can strongly disagree with the opinion of the majority. Using a few products now and then is all you have to do, along with making a habit out of treating your face better than you used to. Such a small change in your daily routine will lead to a tremendous impact and you’ll surely be pleased with the effect. In case you are ready to take better care of yourself, here are some tips on how to build this routine and some advice on what products to use. The simplest routine Keep in mind that the routine you are going to respect daily should be as simple as possible. A tiring routine that takes more time than you actually afford to spend on this matter won’t work for you. Just stick with the simplest steps for a cleaner and healthier skin, no complications needed. The basic steps of a skin care routine are the following ones: Cleaning daily Exfoliating weekly Moisturizing daily These are the only steps involved in a basic men’s skin routine. Women do have to involve more steps in their routines because they might be using makeup and their skin can be affected by a multitude of factors, as it can get more sensitive. For men, these steps are enough and should make a difference from the first week you are actually respecting them. Cleaning should be done twice a day. When washing your face, you remove anything that may lead to zits or other problems with your complexion. Clogged pores and blackheads are very common among men, exactly because they don’t know how or how often to clean their faces. Using the appropriate products for cleaning your face is important too because water alone won’t make a difference. You’ll learn more about skin care products later in this article. Step two refers to exfoliating your skin. The benefits of skin exfoliation are numerous, ranging from obtaining a glowing skin to minimizing the aspect of your pores and reducing acne. Exfoliating is also great for men who are struggling with ingrown hairs from shaving. Shaving is an extra part of the men skincare routine, so make sure you choose the right products for it as well. Skin types are different and they require very specific products in order to keep it under control. Exfoliating also helps with reducing the apparition of wrinkles and it prepares the skin for the last step. Moisturizing is the last and the most important step of the routine. Many men skip this step because they consider it unnecessary, but in reality, it’s the step with the biggest influence. Applying moisturizer on your face and body keeps your skin hydrated. You may not be able to gain all the nutrients and vitamins present in a moisturizer on a natural way, especially if you don’t drink tremendous quantities of water. There are products which are specifically designed for men. What skin type do you have? In order to determine your skin type the easy way, get a paper towel or a tissue and rip it into four different pieces. Each piece should be placed in a specific position: forehead, nose, cheek, chin. After placing the tissues on your face, you need to observe how they act. For instance, if you have normal skin, the pieces are going to stick on your face a few seconds and then fall off. If you have dry skin, the pieces will instantly fall off. In the case of oily skin, the pieces are going to stick to the face without falling. Finally, if you have a combination of the above, the tissues will stick in the areas where you have oily skin and will fall off in the areas where you have dry skin. What type of products should you use? After determining your skin type, you need to look for men skin care products that match the requirements of it. For oily skin, look for foaming cleansers that are high in surfactants and low in emollients. Foaming cleansers are the ones that remove dirt the best and they leave no residue behind. Plus, they are recommended if you have a beard. For dry skin, cleansing oils have two different purposes – they clean and they moisturize at the same time. They remove dirt just as well as foaming cleansers but they leave a residue behind. The same goes for cleansing balms and milk. It’s best to avoid alkaline-based soaps for cleaning your face, as they are usually harmful and they disrupt the skin’s protective barrier. They can dry and irritate your skin. For exfoliation, you can either make your own scrubs using natural ingredients such as coffee or sugar, or you can use store-bought products as well. Use mild exfoliators, especially if your skin tends to irritate rapidly. If you notice irritation quite often, you might have sensitive skin. Whenever you are buying a product that you are planning to use on your face, go ahead and check out whether it is suitable for your skin type or not. Using the wrong products can cause even more problems than you had before.
    Aug 23, 2018 1262