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Health Tips

Health Tips

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Published by: farooq hayat on Jun 29, 2012
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Top 10 health tips -
1. Shake your Body!
Every day find new ways to move your body. Use the stairs rather than anescalator or elevator. Walk your dog (or a neighbours' dog if you don't have one!), chase your kids, play ball with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in smallincrements of time. It doesn't have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minutecardiovascular class or body pump or kickboxing. Move more and feel better!
2. Cut the Fat
Don't eat the obvious fat in your diet such as fried foods, burgers and other fattymeats. Eat dairy products like cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream low fatversions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and saucesshould be eaten in limited amounts and even then in their low fat verions. Mostare available in lower fat versions.
3. Reduce Stress
Stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by expertsare to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like.(i.e., go back to number one above!, exercise is a great stress reducer, Soak in ahot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play withyour dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facialor a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or gettingaggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible.
4. Stop Smoking
 All the experts agree on this one. Ever since 1960 when it was announced thatsmoking was harmful to your health, people have been reducing their use of tobacco products. Just recently, we've seen a surge in smoking in adolescentsand teens. Warn your children of the false romance or 'tough guy' image of smokers. Find ways to quit smoking hypnosis, support groups and evenprescription medicine such as Zyban is available to help you..
5. Reduce your exposure to Pollution
Not everyone can live in a smog-free environment, but we can all avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares. Exercise outside when the smog rating is low. Exercise
indoors in air conditioning where air quality is good. Plant lots of shrubbery inyour yard. It's a good pollution deterrent. If you ride a bicycle in traffic, where asmall pollution mask over your mouth and nose.
6. Clunk Click every Trip
Statistics show that the wearing of seat belts add to longevity and help alleviatepotential injuries in car crashes.
7. Don't Drink too Much Alcohol
Whilst it is true that a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can helpprotect against heart disease, more alcohol than that, or binge drinking on a nightout, can cause other serious health problems such as liver and kidney diseaseand cancer.
8. Floss Your Teeth
Harvard Medical School studied longevity and found one of the most importantcontributing factors was daily flossing! Flossing and brushing your teeth daily canmake your RealAge as much as 6.4 years younger. These studies make a directconnection between longevity and teeth flossing. Nobody knows exactly why.Perhaps it's because people who floss tend to be more health conscious thanpeople who don't?
9. Maintain a Positive Mental Outlook 
There's a definitive connection between living well and healthily and having acheerful outlook on life. Yes, keep on smiling and laughing!
10. Pick Your Parents Well !
The link between genetics and health is a powerful one. You can't pick your parents, but just because one or both of your parents died young in ill healthdoesn't mean you can't counteract the genetic pool handed you. So follow thefirst 9 tips above
Beauty Tips
Skin Care Tips
Money saver
Hooked on using disposable cleansing cloths or facial wipes for cleaning your face? Since these packages are convenient but costly, take the time to cut eachcloth in half when you buy the package. With a little extra effort you gain twice asmany cleansing cloths and save some money in the process.
Exfoliate, exfoliate
For a fast, at-home body exfoliation, mix olive oil with sea salt or sugar. Smoothover skin in circular motions all over the body, avoiding the breast area. Rinse off in the shower and apply your favourite moisturizer.
Body brush
Dry brushing your skin before a shower is a great way to stimulate the natural oilglands in your body. Using a natural bristle body brush, start at your feet andlightly “brush” your skin in a circular motion. Follow by a warm shower andslather your body with your favourite moisturizer.
Hand moisturizer
For regular, well-moisturized hands, keep hand cream on your desk at work or inthe car. Apply the cream throughout the day to rejuvenate your cuticles and keepskin saturated.
Natural cleansers
Dip into your fridge for facial cleansers when your regular cleanser runs out. In apinch buttermilk, yogurt and even cream are gentle, natural skin cleansers.
Moisturizer alternative

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