Know how much fat you consume daily so that you can guard against heart disease and some types of cancer and control your weight. For a general idea of your daily limit of fat grams, take your ideal body weight and divide it in half. For example, If you would like to weigh 130 pounds, aim for a limit of 65 grams of dietary fat daily. And dont forget to read nutrition labels and use a guide listing the dietary fat in common foods.
Monday, March 23, 2009
There's strong evidence that regular exercise can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and sudden death from heart attack. It can also fight obesity. There are some indications that regular exercise may lower the risk of cancer and help lower high cholesterol levels. Though there is no evidence that exercise will help prevent arthritis, gentle exercise - especially when done in water- may help relieve stiff joints.
How can you tell if massage therapist are competent ? Ask what training they have received and check their references. If you live in a state that requires licensing, make sure the therapist is licensed. A responsible massage therapist will ask about your medical history before beginning. People with diabetes, cardiac problems, varicose veins, high fever, cancer, or infectious diseases should avoid massage or should get the advice of a physician first.
Monday, March 16, 2009
For skin care, simpler is often better. For instance, you'll find that wearing protective clothing to shield yourself from harsh elements is a better method of skin care than using very expensive beauty creams. Cleaning your face improperly may do more harm than good. Many of us assault the face with harsh products that can injure skin cells. Just simply wash your face once a day with warm -not hot-water and a mild cleanser. Don't massage soap into your skin because this may clog your pores. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of soap. Use a soft washcloth to help remove dead skin cells and dirt. Be sure to rinse the cloth after use. If you live in a heavily polluted area, clean your face a second time each day using a cotton ball moistened with non alcohol toner and gentle massage to stimulate your face.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Never leave a child unattended in public, including in a parked car. -When you enroll a child in a day care center or school, make sure the policy is not to release children to anyone but their parents. Ask the school to call you whenever your child is absent. - Know your child's friends and their parents. Be involved in your child's activities. - Pay attention when your child tells you he or she does not want to be with someone; ask why not. Be sensitive to changes in your child's behavior or attitudes. - Observe when an adult lavishes a great deal of attention on your child; find out why. - Devise a plan so your child knows what to do if you become separated while away from home. - Having several up-to-date photos of the entire family around the house or in your wallet or purse can come in handy if instant identifications needed.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Finding the right place to exercise is important. If you like your environment , you're more likely to keep exercising. The advantages of an at-home gym are many: no crowds, no lines, and no membership fees (although you will need to invest in your own equipment). - Another advantage of working out at home is that you can read, watch television, or listen to music while you condition your body. Where's the best place to put your equipment? Right next to your home entertainment system. -Working out at home can also benefit people who enjoy seasonal sports. If you have a cross - country skiing machine, for example, you don't need to rely on snow.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Never cradle the phone between your neck and shoulder . This can create or intensify neck or back pain. Whenever a phone conversation lasts more than 10 minutes, move around to work your muscles as you talk or listen. Lean back and lean forward; stand up and sit down. Consider getting a headset if you spend a lot of time on the phone, especially if you type or write as you talk. A headset may prevent a stiff neck. For a less expensive alternative, get a shoulder rest. Be sure to switch ears often.