Keeping your Veneers in Good Shape

Posted by Admin on January 31, 2014 with Comments Closed
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Many people are scared to get dental veneers as they fear that maintaining them could be a pain. Fortunately, this is anything but the case. Dental veneers can be maintained with very little work on your part. You will find, however, that they may require a bit of habit adjustment.

For the most part, dental veneers should be treated as your own teeth. That means brushing and flossing them everyday. If brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis is uncommon to you, you should reconsider getting dental veneers. You will find that your investment will go down the toilet faster than you can say Colegate.

Now comes the part which many will frown upon – habit adjustment. Like it or not, dental veneers will require you to adjust your eating habits. Since they are somewhat delicate, you risk fracturing them in the event that you consume hard foods. It is best to talk to your cosmetic dentist about the foods which are allowed and not allowed to consume. A little spoiler – among the hard foods include apples and hard candy.

If any of the above sounds a bit scary to you, you should seriously reconsider getting dental veneers. At nearly $1,000 a tooth, veneers deserve to be treated with utmost caution and care. Asking you to brush your teeth daily is not asking much, but changing your eating habits can be a problem for many. Before making any final determination, it is advisable that you consult with your cosmetic dentist. He or she will be able to further elaborate on everything which goes into maintaining your dental veneers.

Keep Your InnerBody Healthy

Posted by Admin on January 30, 2014 with Comments Closed
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The human body has daily rhythms that seem to be governed by what scientists now regard as a “biological clock.” Heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and urine excretion all have varying levels (peaks during the day and troughs that occur at night). Such functions are also known as “circadian rhythms.”

Although environmental clues sometimes influence these rhythms, such as the light and dark cycles, many rhythms persist when environmental clues are removed.

In experiments designed to understand the workings of the body’s inner clocks, people were observed as they lived for weeks with neither social nor geophysical cues, such as set meal times and light-dark cycles. The basic rhythms continued.

The most well-known circadian rhythm is that of body temperature, which varies daily only a degree or two in a healthy person, peaking in late afternoon and dropping during early morning hours.

The temperature rhythm persists when the individual does not follow daily routine, such as periods when one is confined to bed for 24 hours, or when meal time is varied, or when no food is eaten during fast periods.

Levels of blood sugar, essential to body fuel, start decreasing about noon. By 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., the body has used up much of its supply. This aspect of rhythm explains why diabetics experience low blood sugar in the morning.We have all heard our body grumble when it needs to be fed; it growls and screams at us for not looking after it. Hunger pains should not be ignored, they are your body’s way of signaling that it is in need of something. If you break your meals into smaller, more frequent meals this will help to quell the hunger pains.

But when your body is being fed junk, it does fill the gap, but the body starts to realize that every heartbeat will get tougher and tougher to achieve if we constantly input unhealthy foods loaded with saturated fats and preservatives into our systems everyday.

Natural health foods are not available to just make you look good; they are there to make you feel good, as well as to be able to achieve that greater feeling of overall well-being. Natural foods are essential for maintaining the proper balance in our bodies.

You do not have to jump straight in the deep end either when looking for health natural foods; there are books designed to help the beginner start to gain a healthier body.

These books will help you make decisions, such as what type of healthy natural food you should be looking at buying, as well as how to achieve and maintain a health body.

The greatest medicine can be the food that we eat. Don’t just rely on taking supplements, be sure to eat the most naturally healthy foods as well. Natural health supplements should be an addition to a natural health diet, nit something to take in place of one.

Healthy bodies maintained properly will not only help our immune systems, but it will also improve our overall health. With the various new viruses and other diseases coming up every day it is essential now more than ever to maintain a healthy immune system.

Your Property Can Keep You Fit

Posted by Admin on January 29, 2014 with Comments Closed
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People in our society are suffering from obesity and ill-health related to lack of exercise like never before. Sometimes it’s the habit of idleness, or the perceived expense of exercise. However, I can tell you that you don’t need a gym membership to keep fit! Your own property can furnish ways for you to improve your health! Your house offers many opportunities to exercise, especially if you’re engaged in renovating, moving in or out, or landscaping. By making a few small changes to your routine, you can get more out of your property than just an attractive living space; it can be your fitness center as well.

Yard maintenance furnishes many opportunities for exercise. Instead of getting the latest gas-powered lawn gadgets, look into non gas-powered ones. For instance, use a push mower instead of a gas-powered one. A gas-powered mower can add as much pollution to the atmosphere as a car and doesn’t burn as many calories. A 150 lb person pushing a non gas-powered mower burns approximately 400 calories an hour.

Landscaping is a huge calorie-burner. If you do as much as possible yourself, you will burn phenomenal amounts of energy lifting, carrying, digging, and placing. Gardening is mild exercise that pays off with health benefits. Don’t spray weed killer on weeds; get down there and pull them out yourself! You’ll burn about 250 calories an hour while you preserve the health of your environment and get rid of unwanted plants.

Household chores can be workouts in disguise. For those who find it agonizing to go through chores, here’s a suggestion: treat it like a workout. Allot yourself an hour or a half-hour. Now RUSH to get the household chores done. Carry the garbage out, get the laundry to the laundry room and vacuum the floor with energy. Lifting things to clean under them is another weight bearing exercise and don’t forget running up and down the stairs when you need something. Once your allotted time is up – STOP. Your workout is over… unless you’ve gotten into the groove and want to keep straightening things up! You might want to catch your breath, though!

Little projects around the house can cost less if you learn how to do them yourself. They also provide hidden ways of exercising. If you’re the one climbing the ladder to clear the gutter (don’t forget proper safety measures!), you’re the one reaping the benefit of the exercise. The same goes for painting, small repairs and rearranging the furniture. Raking and bagging leaves is excellent, as is shoveling snow.

Just spending more of your time physically maintaining your house and property will pay off, not just in the pleasure and equity of having an attractive home in good repair, but also in your personal fitness. In our present society, labor-saving devices are often not as labor-saving as they seem. You need to exercise and stay fit. Your home is a great place to start.

Keeping Your Family Healthy

Posted by Admin on January 28, 2014 with Comments Closed
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Obesity is one of the biggest problems in the United States today and many families don’t follow regular exercise programs. It is often said that the family that plays together, stays together. This couldn’t be more true in the case of family fitness. Getting your family off the sofa and encouraging them to get moving can be a simple task.

Pay attention to what everyone in the family likes to do. If your sons and your husband like football, suggest a weekend excursion to the park for a game of flag football. If your daughter is an avid jogger, head to the trails. Even if your kids are more into video games than outside play, consider looking “dance pad” games that can be used on popular game consoles, which have been suggested to help in the weight loss process. This brings a whole new meaning to playing video games, and can actually be fun for you too. It’s not exercise, it’s play!

Your family’s fitness not only means exercise, but a change in the kitchen as well. It is time to throw out the chips and cookies and make healthy alternative choices. Snacks such as carrot and celery sticks, apples, seedless grapes, pretzels, air popped popcorn, and graham crackers make excellent choices. If available, your children will grab these snacks without a second thought. Fill your cabinets with these healthier snacks and you might find yourself surprised that your family doesn’t even notice the difference! Replacing sodas with bottled water and organic fruit juices while you’re at it can help your cause. Don’t buy diet sodas – they’re loaded with sodium!

Subtle changes in your family’s eating habits can have long lasting effects. It is never too late to make a healthy change for you and your family. But be discreet! If you tell your children that you’re making a change to the family eating habits, they are less likely to accept it, rather than not even questioning the change when grabbing a snack.

Taking care of your family is important, and family fitness is the way to do that. You are your children’s greatest example. If you follow a steady, healthy pattern, your children are just as likely to continue this pattern once they are on their own. Just don’t forget to make the habit fun! Everyone is far more likely to be eager and accepting of the change if it is fun.

Keep Your Cholesterol Down!

Posted by Admin on January 27, 2014 with Comments Closed
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Everybody knows that cholesterol has much to do with heart disease. Do not worry too much about the dangers of high cholesterol. Knowing what cholesterol is and how it affects you will undoubtedly help you avoid high cholesterol.

1. Cholesterol And Heart Disease

Your blood cholesterol is a major factor in the risk of suffering from heart disease. In fact, the higher your cholesterol level, the greater the chances you have of getting a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Every year more than a million Americans suffer heart attacks, and half of that number die from heart disease.

2. How Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease?

When your body has too much cholesterol, it builds up in the walls of your arteries. This causes your arteries to harden. Your arteries, as a result of this, narrow down or get blocked. This reduces the flow of blood through your body. Oxygen is carried throughout your body by blood. If an inadequate supply of oxygen to your heart occurs because of reduced blood flow, you may experience chest pains. And if the blood supply is completely cut off, the result is a heart attack.

Unfortunately, high blood cholesterol has no symptoms. So it is hard to gauge the status of your arteries. Whether or not you suffer from heart disease, lowering your cholesterol is important to maintain good health.

3. What Affects Cholesterol Levels?

I. Diet

- Oils, Eggs, Margarine and Butter
- Saturated fat
- Fatty foods

II. Weight

Being overweight is also a factor for heart disease. There is a correlation between weight and cholesterol levels. Following that, losing weight can help lower cholesterol levels.

III. Physical Activity

If you are not physically active and have a sedementary lifestyle, you have a greater risk for heart disease. Regular exercise can help lower cholesterol level, and has many untold physical benefits. Consult a doctor about a training regimen that suits you. Overexertion is equally bad for the health.

IV. Age and Gender

Cholesterol levels rise as men and women get older. Before menopause, women have lower total cholesterol levels than men of the same age. After menopause these levels have been observed to rise.

V. Heredity

High cholesterol levels are sometimes inherited from your ancestors. If your family has a history of heart disease you may want to consult a doctor regarding possible preventive medicine.

4. Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

You can lower your cholesterol through the help of TLC. It is a set of activities that can help lower your LDL (the bad part of cholesterol). The main parts of TLC are:

I. Diet

- Eat low-fat, low-cholesterol meals
- Eat fruits, vegetables and high-fiber grains
- High fiber foods are very effective at ‘sweeping’ away cholesterol

II. Weight Management

- Don’t be overweight
- Consult a chart to see the recommended weight value for your height, gender, and age
- Scan your body to determine its fat percentage. Healthy bodies will contain fat!

III. Physical Activity

- Exercise for 30 minutes per day
- Always consult a medical professional regarding this regimen
- Health is wealth