Healthy Tips: Helpful Tips For Healthy Life

Beauty Rituals That Can Harm You

Posted in Rcon Pascua by doctorsonline on February 26, 2010

There is nothing wrong in wanting to be clean and beautiful everyday. But be careful, for your daily beauty rituals might bring you more harm than good. The following are beauty rituals that are not good for your health if practiced or done regularly:

* Always wearing tight clothes. Avoid wearing tight pants such as skinny jeans and capris everyday, for these rub the skin, causing itch to your intimate area. Schedule your weekly wardrobe instead to avoid wearing tight clothes everyday.

* Frequent lipstick touch ups. Too much lipstick touch up is not good for your lips, for some lipstick products can cause lip dryness. So when shopping for cosmetics, opt for lipsticks that contain moisturizers.

* Excessive washing of hair. You may think that daily washing of hair is hygienic. But truth is, it’s not. This ritual will only strip your hair as well as your scalp their natural moisturizing oils. Better wash your hair every other day instead to prevent damaged brittle hair due to excessive washing.

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Dealing With Fatigue

Posted in Rcon Pascua,Uncategorized by doctorsonline on February 18, 2010

Dealing with FatigueIn my previous post, I talked about my problem with recurring fatigue in college. And as promised, I’ll now share how I was able to manage fatigue back then.

* I balanced activity and rest. Even though my days at school were always jam-packed, I managed to squeeze in time for short breaks during class, especially when our professors were absent. This way, my body had the chance to rest before I got too tired.

* I lightened up my load at school and at work. To make my work easier, I eliminated unnecessary tasks at school and at work. This strategy gave me more time to rest, thus, preventing over-exhaustion. Also, I learned how to de-clutter my work areas. This way, I was able to do more tasks with less energy spent.

* I made sure to get enough sleep. It was in college when I realized the importance of sleep to my body. Getting things done by not sleeping at night did not help me at all. Hence, no matter how hectic college days were for me, I made sure to sleep at least six hours at night to restore my energy and be ready for another day at school and at work.

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What To Eat At Fast Food Chains

Posted in Healthy Eating by doctorsonline on February 9, 2010

There are times when you can’t really avoid seating at fast food chains, especially at situations when you are in a hurry and preparing meals at home or healthier food options are just not available.

But you see, meal selections at fast food chains are not all that bad. In fact, fast foods have meals that are actually nutritious. You just have to know what food to order.

The following are the dietician-approved meals offered at these popular fast food chains in the country:

* McDonald’s
Order Southwest salad with grilled chicken. Make sure that it is served with no dressing. This meal is high in protein and moderate in calories, just right to keep you full until dinner time.

* Subway
Order the 6-inch roast beef sandwich on 9-grain wheat. This meal is included in Subway’s “Fresh Fit” menu. As for fat-free, low-calorie side item, go for sliced apples for fiber.

* Taco Bell
Order the fresco grilled steak soft taco. This meal is moderate in calories and fat. To add flavor to your taco, ask for hot sauce or extra salsa.

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What Causes Fatigue

Posted in Rcon Pascua,Uncategorized by doctorsonline on February 2, 2010

Way back in college, I experienced recurring fatigue as I was a working and studying at the same time. There were days when I was so exhausted from my student assistant duty, I slept during class. I may have enjoyed free tuition in college, but I was not learning much at class for I was always sleeping.

So what were theOver Fatigue Due To Work triggers of my frequent exhaustion? One was I had too little sleep. Back then, I go home late and I sleep late because I still need to study and do some homework from school.

Another one was eating the wrong foods, especially during breakfast. I was always in a hurry so my usual breakfast then was coffee and sometimes a doughnut. Yes, only coffee and doughnut until lunchtime. This routine of mine always resulted to sluggish mornings at work or at class.

Lack of exercise was also another trigger of my fatigue issue back then. With so much time spent at school and at work, I totally ignored the thought of exercising at that time.

What I did to cope with recurring fatigue on my next post.

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Ten Pounds Can Change Your Life

Posted in Healthy Eating by doctorsonline on February 1, 2010
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Lose 10 PoundsFitting into our skinny jeans is definitely a priority. But, just for a second let’s put our fragile egos aside and think beyond our seam-bursting thighs. Dropping ten pounds has the potential to impact your life beyond your looks. We’re talking a serious self-confidence facelift, improved health, and maybe even a few extra years to your life. It may not seem like much, but a measly 10 pounds can change your life – short and long term. So regardless of if your goal is to get rid of the saddlebags or harness your diabetes, it’s time to make your diet and workout regimen a priority. Burning off 10 pounds can:

1. Minimize your chances of developing type-2 diabetes by half.
2. Help prevent osteoarthritis by reducing the load on your knees (every pound of weight lost translates to a 4-pound reduction on the load bearing down on your knees).
3. Decrease your risk of heart disease (you reduce your chance of heart disease by 1-2 percent for every percent of weight you drop).
4. Cut your chances of developing certain cancers.
5. Improve your sex life.
6. Increase your immune function, therefore keeping you well, not sick.
7. Up your energy all day (yes, even if you have to get up early to get your workout in).
8. Give you a confidence boost.
9. Help you sleep better.
10. Add years to your life.

Suddenly, those skinny jeans don’t seem so important in comparison.