Health Hacks

How to nourish your nails with the most minimal effort

We all want our nails to look manicured and polished to perfection, but less do we care about maintaining and nourishing them. More often than not, our nails break, split and crack leading to the undesired change in shape of the nails. So, here are some simple tips that will help you keep your nails healthy and strong. Eat healthy: Eating healthy is not just subjected to your body but also your nails. One of the most common reason for breakage of nails is lack of vitamin B and biotin. In order to keep your nails healthy, eat biotin and vit B rich food items such as tomatoes, whole grains, nuts etc. Keep them clean: The first and foremost thing to do is to keep your nails clean. Our hands go on to various places and often while washing our hands, we tend to miss on cleaning the nails. So,…

Can Ear Infections Cause Permanent Damage To Your Hearing?

Most of us will have an ear infection at some point in our lives. We generally see them as a nuisance. They’re painful – in fact, they can be extremely painful indeed – but thankfully short lived. Milder cases will clear up on their own; others may require intervention via antibiotics. However, it’s usually a week long problem that we tend to forget about as soon as it’s resolved. However, ear infections – and especially repeat ear infections – should be treated with a little more caution than this. First, let’s define what an ear infection actually is. There are two types of ear infections: Otitis Externa – An infection of the outer ear and the surrounding ‘shell’. This is often referred to as “swimmer’s ear” and is generally on the milder end of the spectrum. Otitis Media – In this case, the infection is deeper in the ear and…

5 Superfoods for a Happier, Healthier Senior Lifestyle

According to a report released by the World Health Organization, 80 percent or more of all Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, and stroke cases, and 40 percent of cancer conditions can be prevented if people eat healthier, become more physically active, and quit smoking. Eating more healthily is something you can start at any time in your life but once you reach old age it can be essential to getting the most out of your life and ensuring you live as long as possible and as healthily as possible. As we age some habits become hard to break, especially if we find ourselves becoming less independent, moving into assisted living facilities or relying on others for our meals. All good care environments ensure their residents have access to healthy, nutritious meals but below is a closer look at five superfoods that should be part of any senior diet. Avocados If…

What to Do if You Decide to Forgive a Cheating Spouse

Nobody wants to discover that their spouse has been unfaithful, but sadly, it happens all the time. Discovering that your husband or wife has cheated with another person, whether it be a one-off thing or a long-term affair, is heartbreaking and often quickly results in the demise of a marriage. If you have discovered your spouse’s infidelity, then you may have received conflicting advice when it comes to whether ending the marriage is the best decision to take. Whilst many people are advocates of leaving a spouse who has cheated, this isn’t always the case – many people try to repair the relationship if their spouse has shown signs of remorse and is not motivated to be unfaithful in the future, whilst others believe that it is best to stay together and try to work things out for the sake of their family. But, repairing a marriage after unfaithfulness is…

Dealing with the End of a Relationship

When a relationship ends, it takes time to sort through the remnants of your hopes and dreams, and it is common to end up stuck partway through the process. Unless the relationship meant nothing to you, there will be some degree of emotional residue left behind: regret, shame, guilt, anger, sorrow, and a host of other emotions churning around inside your head. How you deal with them determines how successful you are at moving on from this relationship. Talk It Through To begin with, the temptation to stay at home, close the curtains, and shut out the world will be strong. Contrary to what they say, misery doesn’t always like company. When the heart has been shattered, we want to withdraw from the human race. We can’t face other people, other happy people, and the thought of seeing our ex again is too upsetting. But, becoming a hermit is not…

3 Reasons Why Avocado Is A Health Food Hero

The humble avocado, or “alligator pear’, as it’s sometimes known, is fast becoming a staple part of our healthy diets. People are becoming more aware of the benefits of eating and using (more on how soon) the lovely Mexican fruit, and it is popping up in recipes, Instagram posts, and blogs everywhere. The following are some of the positive effects that introducing avocados into your life can have on your well-being. Skin You might be surprised, but avocados contain a substantial amount of vitamin C, which needs to be topped up regularly as it’s not stored in the body. Vitamin C is vital in creating collagen and elastin; these keep your skin firm, smooth, and youthful in appearance. The tasty green fruit is also crammed full of antioxidants; this helps to provide protection for the skin against any environmental damage, such as pollution and weather changes, that may occur. By…

4 Ways You Can Look After Your Legs

Whenever someone asks you who you support, the answer should always be your legs, because they support you! Without your legs, you’d be quite stuck. We use them to walk, run, sit, stand. We use them without thinking and if you’re heavily into athletics, you’ll be using them to keep yourself fit and healthy. It’s easy to take your legs for granted, and taking care of them is so important to your overall wellbeing. You don’t need to have perfectly exfoliated, tanned ready-for-the-beach legs, but you do need to do a certain level of upkeep to ensure that your pins are primed and ready to keep your body moving without pain. We have a network of more than SIXTY different bones from waist to hip, making our legs the perfect example of human engineering. Considering we use our legs without thinking most of the time, taking care of them is…

4 Reasons to Use a Foam Roller In Your Exercise Regime

If you suffer from knots in the muscles, tender points, or stiffness that restricts your range of motion you could benefit from a foam roller workout. The foam roller is exactly what it sounds like, a roll of foam that you use in a massaging action to stretch muscles and rehabilitate injured muscles and joints including muscles in the legs, the hip joint, and muscles in the back. Foam rolling improves circulation in the body and prepares muscles for a deep stretch, thus maximising the positive impact of a workout or massage. If you are new to the world of foam rolling, find out how this technique can help increase your fitness and get your muscles working effectively again, and how it can even benefit your emotional wellbeing. Improved Circulation You obviously need good circulation for so many aspects of good health. If your circulation is poor you are at…

Osteoporosis Diet Dangers: 7 Bad-To-The-Bone Foods

As we get older, our bones start to weaken, and it is important to take the necessary steps to counteract this. While we cannot totally stop the natural ageing process, there are different things you can do to reduce your chances of osteoporosis. For example, check out this calcium supplement for osteoporosis. This is a great way to make sure you get the daily intake of calcium that you require. As well as ensuring you get the minerals and nutrients you need, there are also a number of foods that you need to avoid. Read on to discover more about seven of the worst foods for bone health. 1.     High-sodium foods There is only one place to begin, and this is with foods that are high in sodium. After all, the more salt that you consume, the more calcium you are going to lose. A study conducted in 2016 by…

The Truth About Looking Out For Your Bone Health

Keeping your bones healthy is key if you want to remain comfortable and mobile for years to come. You may be young and sprightly now, but if you don’t take care of your bones, this could all change as you age. Many people think that to look after their bones, all they need to do is drink milk. Well, we can tell you it takes a lot more than a glass of milk to keep your bones strong and healthy! Here’s the truth about looking out for your bone health: Eat Calcium Rich Foods While people think that milk is the best source of calcium, they are wrong. You will actually get far more calcium from vegetables than you will from milk! This makes getting your 5 a day even more important. Dark leafy vegetables like broccoli are perfect, as are almonds, tofu, and soy milk. Take Calcium Supplements Calcium…

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