Monthly Archives: September 2014

Know the Best Anti-Aging Exercises

Exercise keeps you younger – giving you enough energy and physical ability to do all the things you need to do. The re are at least three routines which you must keep mind to look and feel young looking in the coming years. They are as follows.

1) Squatting – Women must turning toes out slightly. This simple fix allows your femur to line up properly in the hip joint, causing your knees to track over your ankles instead of caving in. This results to a stronger knee joint but with less pain. Men, on the other hand, should squat with toes forward.

2) Cadio exercises – It is suggested that a person must do 240 minutes per week to achieve great heart health. Four hours of cardio improves the functioning of the mitochondria – an energy-producing organelle in cells. Thus, you feel stronger and younger.

3) High impact activities – Most people who are aging don’t want to engage themselves in these. They’re afraid to hurt their back or knee or sore their hips. According to medical experts, you must take an effort to jump daily. The high impact produced by jumping increases bone density. Having good bones are important in keeping your body younger and fit enough to perform physical tasks at work or at play.

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The Health Benefits of Reading

It may not look like it but many people today lack reading skills. The technological advancements that we enjoy today is the primary cause of this. Because of the television and the internet, most adults don’t read the newspaper anymore. Gone are the days when people a week or two must be spent just to finish a thick novel. Anyone interested to finish a novel by his or her favorite author can now listen to audio version while doing something else.

Reading is not only beneficial in enhancing one’s intelligence. It is also beneficial to one’s health. It puts the brain into work. It requires the brain to use a lot of neurons. Functioning neurons prevent premature memory loss.

Reading is also effective in relieving stress as compared to listening to audio books or watching a movie. In a study held in England in 2009, psychological experts that the human brain automatically tunes out upon hearing another person’s voice. The brain does this discard any outside information that it doesn’t need in order to avoid stress from outside information bombardment.

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Lastly, reading can improve a person’s attitude and perspective in life. Reading positive materials can improve a person’s mood especially when he or she feels down and out. More often than not, a reader is capable of feeling a character’s experience and learn from it. Thus, a reader can learn to elevate himself or herself from a negative situation by getting motivated through his or her readings.

How Brisk Walking can Affects Your Wellness

Brisk walking is one of the easiest ways for you to stay fit despite your very busy schedule. You will need no equipment for this kind of physical activity. Sheer motivation is all that’s important to get you started in it. You can do it any time of the day. However, you must do it  for at least half an hour to feel its positive effects on your body.

Brisk walking makes your heart healthy – Brisk walking can make your body sweat and reduce the extra calories and fats stored in it. Walking and sweating out makes your heart work – pumping more and more blood all through out your system. Your heart becomes stronger as it works. Moreover, your lungs become stronger too because it receives more oxygen through the increased amount of blood that circulating your body.

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Brisk walking reduces the risk of diabetes and cancers –  Your muscles work when you’re walking. Consequently, they need more glucose to function well. Extra glucose that is put into use will less likely cause diabetes. Studies show that colon cancer can be avoided through brisk walking especially when it is done in a faster phase. Speedy walks slow down the carcinogens contained in food from reaching the intestinal linings in your stomach and harming them terribly.

Brisk walking can freshen up your body and spirit – Are you stressed at wok? Walk your way home and you feel your mood lighten up. Bumping into people you know while walking can make you smile and help you divert your attention and emotions towards the more positive side of things.

 

Top Causes of Allergies among Kids

erythema_multiformeAn allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to a substance that’s harmless to most people. But in someone with an allergy, the body’s immune system treats the substance (called an allergen) as an invader and overreacts, causing symptoms that can range from annoying to serious or life threatening.

In an attempt to protect the body, the immune system of the allergic person produces antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE). Those antibodies then cause mast cells and basophils (allergy cells in the body) to release chemicals (including histamine) into the bloodstream to defend against the allergen “invader.”

Dust mites are one of the most common causes of allergies. These microscopic insects live all around us and feed on the millions of dead skin cells that fall off our bodies every day. Dust mites are the main allergic component of house dust, which is made up of many particles and can contain things such as fabric fibers and bacteria, as well as microscopic animal allergens.

Pollen is another major cause of allergies (most people know pollen allergy as hay fever or rose fever). Trees, weeds, and grasses release these tiny particles into the air to fertilize other plants. Pollen allergies are seasonal, and the type of pollen someone is allergic to determines when symptoms will occur.

Molds, another common allergen, are fungi that thrive both indoors and outside in warm, moist environments. Outdoors, molds can be found in poor drainage areas, such as in piles of rotting leaves or compost piles. Indoors, molds thrive in dark, poorly ventilated places such as bathrooms and damp basements, and in clothes hampers or under kitchen sinks.

Pet allergens from warm-blooded animals can cause problems for kids and parents alike. Pet dander (tiny flakes of shed skin, fur, or feathers) can lead to allergies. (Contrary to popular belief, dander that causes allergies is not related to the length of an animal’s fur or hair, and there is no such thing as a non-allergenic dog or cat.) Animal saliva also can be an allergen, when a pet licks someone, or licks him or herself. When pets lick themselves, the saliva gets on their fur or feathers. As the saliva dries, protein particles become airborne and work their way into fabrics in the home.