Category Archives: Health

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What’s age got to do with it?

Here are some interesting facts about aging, looks, and other things our paths combine into our life:DeXHdWpPLBA

68% say they are not afraid of aging.

In fact, 67% like their looks more NOW than in their 20s.

1/3 plan to have cosmetic surgery and plan to have a lipo. 1/4 have had or plan to have breast augmentation.

1 in 10 say they look younger than they are. 1 in 5 lied about their age. 95% say age is a state of mind. 7 out of 10 say aging well means looking great instead of looking younger.

49% of 50-year-olds have had or plan to have an eye lift. 76% of all respondents use under-eye cream.

4 out of 10 20-year-olds use anti-wrinkle cream. Read the rest of this entry

Health: How do you stay in shape?

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What do you do to keep yourself in shape? Comment below.

Thought to Share| The Grass in Greener Syndrome

A friend of mine shared this article via e-mail, and I thought it was kind of interesting, so I’d like for you all to read it as well.

The Grass is Greener Syndrome where things are better “over there” sounds favorable until you realize that when you go there you take you with you. If you want something to change, you must first change yourself. This means opening the possibilities from within.

As an example, my daughter, Shoshanna, is an expert with the Grass is Greener Syndrome. She has spent her life thinking, “If only…then I’ll be happy.”  If only I go to a different school, then I’ll be happy. If only I travel abroad and volunteer at an orphanage, then I’ll be happy. If only I live far away from home, then I’ll be happy. If only I live close to home, then I’ll be happy. If only…. You get the idea.

At 22, she is finally realizing that the only thing consistent in all her choices is herself. So this past summer, she agreed to make some changes in her thinking. Five simple exercises have had a profound effect on her feelings about herself, raised her self-esteem and enabled her to accept herself on a new level. She is happier in general.

Notice the Good. Every day she wrote three good things in her life that happened in the past 24 hours. This actually helped her realize that there is good around her. It also gave energy to the good instead of the bad. The result was that she attracted more good into her life.

Write a Daily Gratitude Letter. Every day she wrote a thank you letter to someone. It didn’t matter to whom. It didn’t even matter if she sent it. What did matter was that she felt grateful for something. She could write a letter to the waiter at the restaurant for the good service. Or she could write one to her grandfather thanking him for noticing the improvements she was making. It was a daily reminder that there are things to be grateful for even if things weren’t going right. The more she felt grateful, the more things came into her life to be grateful about. Read the rest of this entry

The basics of good sleep during pregnancy

I’ve been walking around town this past weekend and noticed a lot of pregnant women, and it made me so happy because population is growing, and that means couples, married or not, are willing to get their lives crossed with such precious ones! I believe that my blog has been missing a bit of health articles for such occasions in life, therefore I’ve posted an informative article earlier about healthy foods, and today I am here to share another article about Good Night’s Sleep during Pregnancy. You will find out how to sleep more comfortably and choose the best pregnancy sleep position.

Pregnancy often brings on all sorts of sleep disturbances, including nausea, heartburn, leg cramps, and snoring. And bad sleeping habits from before you were pregnant may make these problems worse.

Watch what and when you eat and drink

Say no to smoking and alcohol

Nicotine and alcohol can both harm your baby. And they can also make it harder to get a good night’s sleep.

Nicotine is a stimulant. Studies have found that smokers have less deep, restful sleep and feel less rested than nonsmokers.

In contrast, alcohol makes you feel sleepy and can make it easier to fall asleep. This is deceptive, though, because alcohol tends to disrupt sleep and make you wakeful in the second half of the night.

Cut down on caffeine

Cut down on drinks and food that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate. Avoid them entirely in the afternoon and evening. Read the rest of this entry

10 Foods a Pregnant Woman Could Eat and 5 to Avoid

Here’s one for future mothers! 😉 Convenience foods that taste good are one of the luxuries of modern living – it’s just unfortunate that so many of them are full of preservatives and other ingredients you should steer clear of during pregnancy.

Here are ten tasty foods to try – and five to avoid – all recommended by Heidi Reichenberger, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, and Elizabeth Somer, a registered dietitian and the author of Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy: The Complete Guide to Eating Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy.

Healthy “fast foods”

1. Fruit

Grab an apple, banana, pear, orange, or another favorite fruit. Or if you prefer, try those handy little 4-ounce fruit cups, which count as one serving toward your daily recommendation for fruits and vegetables during pregnancy. Choose varieties packed in their own juice rather than in sugary syrup. Read the rest of this entry

Former Miss Venezuela dies at the age of 28

Photo By Fernando Llano

Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, whose struggle with breast cancer was closely followed by Venezuelans, has died at age 28.

Her family said Ekvall died Saturday at a hospital in Houston.

Ekvall was crowned Miss Venezuela at age 17 in 2000, and the following year she was third runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico. She went on to work as a model, actress and television news anchor.

She also authored a book, “Fuera de Foco” (“Out of Focus”), about her struggle with cancer, which included images by Venezuelan photographer Roberto Mata.

She told the newspaper El Nacional in an interview last year after the book was published that

“I needed to send the message of the need for cancer prevention.”

On the cover was a portrait in which she appeared with makeup and her head shaved. The book also included images of her while going through chemotherapy. Read the rest of this entry

Mind-Body: What happens to the body when one suffers from depression? Is it possible to come out of it with proper diet and exercise alone?

The sad and hopeless feelings of depression may be accompanied by physical symptoms (such as
change in appetite or weight, sleeping too much or too little, and a sense of either lethargy or agitation). Read the rest of this entry

Happy Halloween: Words for Uncommon Things to Fear

#1: Haphephobia

What it is:

A morbid fear of being touched.

Word history:

Haptein is a Greek word that means to fasten (that is, to bring two things together).

Bonus points:

Haptics is the English word for “a science concerned with the sense of touch,” used in technologies like touch-screen displays that let users feel clicks. Read the rest of this entry

9 Ways to flatten your belly in one week

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After the weekends, and all the fat foods, drinks, extra carbs, we tend to feel a bit bloated, a bit fat, and a bit disappointed. Below are 9 ways to flatten your belly in just one week. Though beware, you will have to say NO to things!

Season Food Differently
You may be attracted to your saltshaker, but water is too. When you take in higher-than-usual amounts of the salty stuff, you’ll temporarily retain more fluid, contributing to that sluggish feeling, a puffy appearance, and extra water weight. Avoid salt, overprocessed foods, and salt-based seasonings. Gans suggests you also ditch the frozen microwaveable meals while you’re de-bloating—they’re packed with sodium. Instead, she recommends a simple turkey sandwich or a salad with chicken for lunch this week. And eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that are packed with water. Read the rest of this entry