We have all heard before that health is wealth, and we know the importance of a nutritious diet. Still, it's easy to grab fast food to save time in our busy lives. It's vital to eat healthy foods because they help in "building muscle, sharpening your mind, or strengthening your heart" (via Eat This, Not That!) We all probably know fruits and vegetables are better for your health because they have more nutrients than a cheeseburger, but many of us tend to go the easy route.
You probably learned, way back in high school, that your period typically happens on a 28-day cycle. While there are exceptions (for instance, it's perfectly normal for your cycle to run between 21-45 days when you're a teenager and 21-35 days once you're an adult — via Verywell Health), the bottom line here is, you should expect to see your period make its appearance approximately once a month.
People start exercising for many reasons. You may want to lose some weight or get stronger, for example. Imagine you have been working out regularly, eating right, and feeling good about yourself. You step on the scale and are shocked to see a few extra pounds. Naturally, you wonder where that weight came from when the numbers should be going down. You may not have gained or lost any fat, but several factors can affect how your weight fluctuates. It's best not to weigh yourself too often because that can negatively affect your self-esteem, unless you understand that it is entirely normal for your body weight to fluctuate constantly.
Biting your nails can be a hard habit to break, but it can also be a painful one. Most of the time you might not even be aware that you're doing it, although the consequences are pretty hard to miss. More often than not you can find yourself with sore, damaged skin around the nail which can increase the risk of infection due to it being an open wound→
As the second most common skin condition in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, atopic dermatitis affects approximately one in ten people during their lifetime. While atopic dermatitis is most commonly developed before the age of five, the skin condition can appear during puberty or as an adult.
If you've been doing your nails at home these days, you certainly have several options for nail color. Where once upon at time we had to rely on classic nail lacquer, we now have everything from gel polish to press-on nails to nail stickers and wraps to choose from. But if you're not going to a salon for a full manicure, you've likely noticed that some parts of the process aren't quite so easy at home, like removing cuticles.
Millions of Americans use supplements every day, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, or enzymes (via National Institutes of Health). But many may not be aware of whether or not these supplements come with an expiry date, and what to take note of before taking one.
To keep your hair healthy and looking its best, washing is an essential task. According to Guy Parsons, a hairdresser and certified trichologist, your scalp and hair follicles need to be clean and clear of obstructions like sebum or dead skin for you to experience optimum hair growth (per Harper's Bazaar).
When it comes to how often you should wash your hair, it really depends on your hair type. All Things Hair suggests washing every other day as a general rule. Drier hair needs to be washed less often. Coarse curly hair is often drier than straight hair, and longer hair can be drier at the ends (per Cleveland Clinic).
Although everyone dreams of having pearly whites comparable to those of famous actors and actresses, oral care, especially when it comes to tooth stains, is a complicated thing. From the prevention of cavities to the prevention of tooth discoloration, there are special steps that have to be taken, per WebMD. Tooth discoloration is something that comes with both age and the frequency of consuming certain foods — beverages, like coffee, as well as tobacco, per Healthline. The first advice usually given to people trying to get rid of stained teeth is to cut back on their consumption of coffee, sweets, red wine, and tobacco.
Working out with lower back pain can be tricky. On one hand, you want to keep your back strong and commit to regular exercise. On the other hand, even the most basic movements can feel difficult and uncomfortable. Imagine trying to squat when you suddenly feel a sharp pain in your lower back and down the leg! Barbell back squats, deadlifts, hip thrusts, and rows all target the back muscles, but this doesn't mean they are right for you. Consider your fitness level and health needs when putting together an exercise plan.
If you've heard of coolsculpting as a fat loss method, then you may have wondered whether taking a cold shower could have a similar effect. While taking cold showers won't directly help you lose weight, there is science behind the idea that they could be beneficial for your overall health — and could be included in your overall weight loss regimen.
Feeling pain in your ribs can be scary. After all, the ribs protect your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs. If you're having pain under the right side of the rib cage, you might think that something is wrong with your heart or spleen. Pain in the left side of the right cage can indicate problems with your liver, right? Not really. Rib pain alone is rarely due to heart, lung, or liver problems.
Wondering what exercises to do with joint pain? You're probably thinking about stretching and low-impact activities like swimming or yoga. These activities are generally safe, but you can do much more than that. It all comes down to your symptoms and what's causing them in the first place. If you have an injury, it's important to give your body enough time to recover. In this case, low-impact workouts are your best bet. However, if you have joint pain because of arthritis or prolonged sitting, you can tweak your training routine based on how you're feeling.
Have you ever avoided a smooch from a loved one in the AM? You hate to give them the cheek, but the thought of blessing their nostrils with your morning breath is cringeworthy. It's okay to admit. Morning breath is extremely common, so you're likely not the only one making a beeline for your toothbrush as soon as you wake up.
Wondering how to get rid of hiccups? From holding your breath to eating ice, there are a couple of things you can try — but none of these are guaranteed to work. As it turns out, scientists don't really know what causes hiccups. These strange sounds may be due to stress, overeating, or drinking very cold or very hot drinks (via Cleveland Clinic). Some medications, especially those prescribed for anxiety, may be to blame, too.
The symptoms of a stroke and heart attack can occur very suddenly and can sometimes be fairly similar. However, being able to distinguish the difference between the main symptoms of a stroke and a heart attack can be crucial in the event of a medical emergency.
If every move you make is accompanied by the gritty sound of bones cracking and grinding, you may want a chiropractor on speed dial. According to Cleveland Clinic, a licensed chiropractor manipulates the joints in your body to correct their alignment and can complement the traditional medical care you receive. A lot of that manipulation happens through the spinal cord.
If you're working virtually, then chances are you are spending a lot of time on Zoom meetings. But if you don't like getting on camera, it looks like you may not be the only one. Researchers are reporting a growing trend of "Zoom dysmorphia," or the negative self-perception from seeing your face on camera (per International Journal of Women's Dermatology).
Did you know that more than two billion people worldwide are affected by anemia? According to the Cleveland Clinic, not everyone who has it may even realize it. This common condition prevents oxygen from being carried to your body's organs and tissues, often resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, pale and dry skin, and a fast heartbeat.
Freckles and moles are both darker colored dots on your skin. You might even use the words interchangeably, according to Walk-In Dermatology. Perhaps you have lots of freckles or plenty of moles, or maybe you don't have any or very few. No matter how many moles and freckles you may have, you might not know the differences between them or how to tell which one is which.
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