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Jul 26
2010

Stay Hydrated, But Not Too Hydrated

Posted by mallorygold in Water , liquid , kidney , intake , hydration , health , effects , drink , consumption

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We’ve all heard the sayings, “its just water,” and people are constantly promoting drinking at least seven glasses of water, especially in the summer months.  But the truth is drinking too much water can be bad for your health.

Whenever you drink several glasses of water a day solely because you’re told it’s good for you, you are actually putting unnecessary strains on your body. Ingesting more water than you feel you need increases your overall blood volume. Your blood volume exists within your blood circulatory system. Ingesting vast amounts of water needlessly increases your blood volume and can put unnecessary burdens on your heart and blood vessels. In addition, there is a strain put on your kidneys. They must work extra to filter the excess water out of your blood circulatory system. Many people think that the kidneys are the equivalent of a pair of plumbing pipes in which the more water you run through your body and kidneys, the cleaner they become. However, this is not the case. This filtration system that’s established in your kidneys is composed by a series of specific capillary beds, which can get damaged from unnecessary wear and tear over time. Drowning your system with large amounts of water is one of the many potential causes of this damage.

Jul 19
2010

Skin Deep: Is the Makeup You're Using Harming Your Skin?

Posted by mallorygold in skincare , mineral , makeup , health , effects , beauty

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Women all over the work use makeup on a daily basis to try and look their best. Most female bathroom and medicine cabinets are filled to the brim with cosmetic products that to the male eye are quite perplexing. You would have thanked your make up several times in your life for supporting you on so many important occasions, for making you a centre of attraction at night clubs, enhancing your beauty, hiding unwanted marks, giving you a new look, for making you emerge as a glamour doll at fashion events, and in some cases "creating miracles."  But have you really given it a thought that make up could be harming your health too? Like every coin has two sides, applying makeup too can have its own pros and cons. However, with little extra care and caution, one can make the best of make up without harming one’s health. 


The average female uses up to 20 different skincare products per day!  Many skin products that women use leave their skin no time to breath, resulting in even more skin problems, which leads them to look for more products to use. Most women, and men too, are not aware that makeup can have negative effects of the skin when taken advantage of. Au naturale is a great way to go, but for those of you who can't leave the house without a that extra confidence booster, make sure you are aware of what you're using.

 

Jun 25
2010

Physical Activity and You

Posted by mallorygold in Physical Activity , health , fitness , exercise , effects , Body

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With the obesity epidemic that the United States is currently facing, many doctors are recommending and suggesting physical activity or exercise in order to keep the body healthy.  Even just 30 minutes of brisk walking once a day can make a difference in keeping the body healthy.

Regular physical activity helps to increase ones capacity for exercise. It can also help to prevent cardiovascular disease.  Regular exercise has also been proven to help control diabetes and obesity as well as reduce blood pressure.  Many studies have shown that people who begin to exercise properly after sickness have better rates and more chances of survival and a healthier life than those who choose to live with their sickness and not exercise.  For those who already exercise, training is a great way to improve personal fitness.

Physical activity can help condition the body in many ways.  Certain activities will help to improve flexibility, while others can build muscular strength and increase endurance.  Endurance or aerobic exercises are forms of continuous physical activity that involve using the larger muscles in ones arms and legs. These exercises benefit the heart by making it work as efficiently as possible when at work and at rest. Such activities include, but are not limited to brisk walking, jogging, and jumping rope, cross-country skiing, bicycling, and dancing.

May 28
2010

Uncovering the myth: Can tight pants really have a negative effect on men’s health?

Posted by BHalll in wearing , tight pants , skinny jeans , problems , health , fitted pants , 

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As the cliché goes “history often repeats itself” and unsurprisingly, fashion of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s have resurfaced in today’s pop culture, including the tight pants of yesterday’s generation. Fashion bloggers and writers are always giving stylish tips on how to dress up and accessorize skinny jeans but researchers are becoming concerned with their effects on health. Skinny jeans are trending among women, and more recently men, but the question people are beginning to wonder is what effect will these jeans actually have on men’s fertility, if any at all?