Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Weight Bearing Exercises

Osteoporosis is a disease where the bones become brittle and weak and easily fracture especially in the elderlies. Osteoporosis means 'porous bones' and porous means 'full of holes'. So when you have this disease, your bones become weak and if you fall,your bones have greater risk of being fractured.
However,there are ways to protect yourself from having weak and brittle doing weight bearing exercises:
Examples are:
weight training, dancing, running and some of yoga postures, Aerobics class,Team sports involving running and throwing -- basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball .
The most important thing to remember though is not to fall!If you fall, you might fracture your bones! To protect yourself from falling is to have strong bones and this can be achieved if you learn to balance properly and strengthen your bones.
Another important aspect is to take the right food and drink. Add more calcium to your diet and take less caffeine in your system.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Beautiful Body

Do you know that your body is covered with dead cells? Well it's true.You need to keep it clean always by:
1.Body Brushing
By body brushing, your body will be brushed with soft Bristle Brush.You have to brush your skin in a long sweeping movement and towards your heart.This process will eliminate all the dead skin cells, and at the same time will allow your body to have a good blood circulation and increase your immune system.
The second process after Body Brushing is Exfoliation.This is done by scrubbing your body and should be done while your body is wet(in the shower) in order not to over-scratch your skin.Do it in a circular movement and again in the direction of your heart.However, you need to do it gently over the chest area as your skin is much more thinner here.Area that need to have special care are fee ts, elbows and knees. These areas are drier than your other body parts.
Once you feel that your body is smooth, no more dead skin cells, you need to moisturise it.Many people do not body brush and exfoliate their bodies.They do not realise that IF you do not exfoliate your body, whatever cream or lotion that you put on your body will go to waste, as it does not penetrate into the skin that is covered by dead cells!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

SUGAR - What It Does To Your Health and Beauty

Do you love sugar?
Everyone loves sugar, thats for sure.However, excess sugar is not good for your health as well as beauty.
Do you know that a can of soda (coke for example) has 12 teaspoons of sugar?Well, this is true.
What sugar can do to your health and beauty:
1.Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
2.Diabetes and Heart Disease
4.Malfunctioning of Immune System
Hmmmm, So before you pop that lovely chocolate or cake into your mouth,think again!!!
Here I would like to focus more on the Beauty aspect:
If you are interested to look younger than your calender year, this information is for you to digest:Did you know that sugar can make your skin dull and causes wrinkles to appear as well as makes you look years older?Yes, it is true and this is what happens when you take too much sugar.
Sugar can damage the collagen and elastin in your body.So the more sugar you take,the older you become.Our skin look firm because of Collagen and its Elastin.They are formed from protein fibers. Sugar however,combine with available protein in the blood will damage the collagen.This causes the skin to sag!
How To cut your Sugar Consumption?
1.Drink lots of water
2.Avoid Sodas
3.Take Natural Fruit Juice
Make sure you Read the labels Before buying your food!