Thursday, June 16, 2011
If you have neck, back, head, leg or hip pain, it's time to consider a masseuse in Orange County. Massage has many healing benefits including reducing stress and releasing muscle tension. Some people don't have time to driving a massage parlor, setup an appointment and actually drive to another location to get a massage. That is where Home Massage Orange County comes in to play. We drive to you and give you an in home massage, so you feel comfortable and don't have to go anywhere. It's thehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif easiest massage you'll ever have.
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Friday, January 23, 2009
Fact of Myth? Antibacterial Soaps can help create resistant strains.
Answer: Possibly a Fact
The antibacterial triclosan is rinsed off before it can do all its work and then enters the water supply and resistant strains of bacteria have been created in labs using triclosan, although it remains to be seen if it will happen in the natural environment.
Accumulation of triclosan in the environment or chronic exposure to it on a long-term basis, especially for children, may have a long-term risk that we will not discover until later on.
And, studies show that antibacterial soap doesn't do enough to justify its use; regular soap rids germs from hands just as effectively as antibacterial soaps.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Fact or Myth? Antibacterial soap keeps your hands cleaner than regular soap.
If you can get to a sink and wash your hands with regular soap for 15-20 seconds followed by a good rinsing, that is the most effective method for shedding unwanted germs.
Washing with soap and water doesn't remove all of the microbes present on our hands, but that's actually a good thing. Some of those littler germs are and important part of our skin, and even if we did kill them, they would return.
Given that regular soap and water removes germs, there is no need for an antibacterial agent, and it probably doesn’t work anyway. The speed of action of the ingredients added is rather slow, so they are really not on our hands long enough to make a significant impact.
In fact, the presence of antibacterial agents in soaps may present more problems than solutions. Stay tuned for more.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Fact or Myth? You can get infections or illnesses from sitting directly on a public toilet seat.
Just sort of sitting on the seat and having that contact with the skin on your bottom isn't going to be a way of transmitting an infection says one doctor at the Simmons Center for Hygiene and Health at Simmons College in Boston.
Everyone finds public toilets disgusting, but you're more likely to get sick from touching the toilet seat or the flush handle with your hand.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wardrobe: Wear colors that you know warm and flatter your complexion. To distract eyes, pile on some heavy metal or sparkly bling.
Go wild: Before you head out, briefly hang upside-down from your sofa or bed to get blood flowing to your face. And above all, embrace the holiday cheer! After all, the holidays only come once a year.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Holidays are both some of the most joyful times of the year and the most stressful. Between shopping, worrying about money and attending holiday parties, you need to take care of yourself first more than ever. Follow these tricks to look refreshed and ready to conquer the world.
Set the stage: During party season, avoid salty foods and stay hydrated to decrease puffiness. Keep a bag of peas in the freezer to reduce under-eye bags in an emergency, or try green tea bags steeped in cool water.
Stay tuned for more tricks to help you survive the holiday season.
Friday, December 12, 2008
There are three ingredients in nail polish you should avoid:
Used as a preservative in beauty products and known to cause itching and burning (and is classified as a possible carcinogen by the EPA). Countries like Japan and Sweden have banned it completely.
Or dibutyl phthalate, makes nail polish flexible and exposure to it has been shown to cause birth defects in animal studies.
Used as a solvent, is a toxin particularly harmful to the nervous system.
All three of these ingredients score a 10 (the highest) in the skin toxicity database and are linked to cancer, as well as other health consequences. Luckily, there are many brands now available that offer all the pretty, without so much of the toxicity.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Give yourself some short-tern help by:
- Paying attention: really listen to a name when being introduced. Repeat it out loud and make a comment about it (e.g. "Catherine, is that a C or a K?")
- Using linking tools: Attach new information to information you already know.
- Picturing it: Visualize a silly or strong image that you associate with someone (e.g. what animal does s/he remind you of?)
For help in the long-term:
- Make like a vegetarian: Blueberries, strawberries and anything green and leafy (especially spinach) contain brain-boosting compounds.
- Stress less: Exercise reduces stress hormones that can impair memory.
- Work your mind: Keep on your toes with brain power games like crosswords or sudoku.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Here are some quick fixes to get you working out pain free:
- Stay hydrated- this will flush muscles of any lactic acid buildup (the root cause of evil soreness).
- Stretch, stretch, stretch. Then stretch some more. Short on time? Start your workout with an easy 5-minute routine.
- Go bananas- potassium helps balance the body's fluids and heal muscles more quickly (bonus: the carbs keep you fueled).
- Give it the cold shower- taking an arctic dip immediately after a workout will help decrease muscular inflammation.
- Don't be afraid to work it- a low intensity, light cardio workout for 20 to 40 minutes will get blood flowing, which combats soreness.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Working out regularly, watching your blood pressure, and stimulating your brain with new challenges have all been shown to reduce the risk for Alzheimer's. New research suggests that keeping your cholesterol in check could also defend against the disease. In a study of 9,700 men and women, scientists found that those with the highest total cholesterol levels in their 40's were more like to develop Alzheimer's later in life.
Also, try to follow a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and foods high in fiber and omega-3s.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Not one, not two, but five just-released studies found that vitamin D has wide-ranging benefits, from keeping your bones and heart healthy to reducing the risk of breast and other cancers. Yet, up to half of all women just don't get enough of it. Just 5 to 30 minutes of sunscreen-free afternoon sun on the arms and legs three times a week (paler women need the least time, darker the most) will help your body produce the vitamin D it needs.
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Thursday, November 06, 2008
- Do you have a calendar for deadlines and events? Pencil in your workouts and cross them out when completed. Seeing them in writing makes you feel more committed.
- Find a gym close to the office or home. When you're rushed, getting there and back won't feel like a big ordeal.
- Invite a friend to join your or sign up for a class. When there are other people who expect you, it's harder to back out.
- Stock up on exercise DVDs. If you don't have time for the gym, you can at least get a great at-home workout.
- If you have to miss exercise time, commit to do office mini-workouts to make up the difference. Forgo the elevator, do laps around the floors, or walk the last leg of your commute home.