Mother of two. Personal trainer. Fitness is about determination, not age.
Foods to Fight Anemia
Anemia is defined as the occurrence of decreased numbers of red blood cells in the body. Red blood cells are crucial to the body’s functioning; they carry hemoglobin which contains iron molecules. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Of all blood disorders, anemia is the most common. It affects more than three million Americans, and is more common in women than men.
Best Foods for Healthy Skin
What are the best foods for healthy skin, probably not your go to snacks found at the corner store like chips and cookies. Have you ever struggled with acne, unwanted wrinkles, dry and scaly skin? It can be difficult to properly care for healthy skin despite all the demands we place on our skin in our everyday lives surely don’t help. Luckily, we can help ourselves by choosing foods with huge benefits to work with our cells instead of against them. A large majority of the foods that will help your skin seem brighter, younger, clearer are all foods found in nature and at our local grocery store. Skin care is, of course, a holistic responsibility, and it includes proper hydration with a strong cleansing routine. We, however, can make it a lot easier to attain healthier skin by just simply eating the right foods.
Can Hair Be Transplanted?
Men fear it, women can take it or leave it. On the one hand you have guys as far back as Telly Savalas and Yul Brynner who could pull it off. Yul even did it as a futuristic android in West World. These days its Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. On the other hand you have Seinfeld's George Costanza look. Lets face it guys, it's tough to pull off bald, and it really is an all or nothing decision. From vitamin and hormone treatments, to the Ron Popeil product that was actually just black spray paint, men dig deep in their pockets to maintain their hair. Can hair be transplanted through a surgical procedure? Bosley, one of the largest hair transplant groups in the country sure thinks so.
Beauty Myths Debunked
Your mother isn't always right. That being said, most of the tips your mom told you while you were growing up were actually beauty myths. But this problem is a lot bigger than motherly advice. Classic beauty is tough to define because every culture has their own idea of beauty. Some countries favor the blonde, light skinned look; other countries are more likely to favor dark skin and dark hair. Big lips, thin lips, curly hair, straight hair. Stick thin, shapely, hairy, hairless. Beauty is really in the eye of the beholder and maybe that is why it is so darn confusing how we should make ourselves look. Fortunately, the best gift that we can be given as children is for our parents to tell us that we are beautiful. To instill that confidence in us, that makes us feel like we are something special. Whether it is true or not, it doesn't really matter because you cannot buy self-esteem in a jar. And you certainly cannot buy self-esteem by looking through a magazine of airbrushed, professionally made-up models that are definitely put on this Earth to make us mere mortals feel inadequate. These beauty myths debunked reveal a more accurate perspective on mom's advice, and might improve self esteem.
What is Cellulite?
“It" prefers females — blondes, brunettes, and redheads of all ages and sizes. Ninety percent of the women in the Western world have it, but nobody wants it. But what is cellulite? And more importantly, what can be done about cellulite? The French word for cellulite is fibrositis, an inflammation of the fibrous tissue.
How to Protect Yourself From the Sun
For anyone who thinks there's nothing new under the sun (or that an age-proof summer means no more outdoor fun), here are great ways to prove yourself wrong—and add a bunch of brand-new anti-aging options to the months ahead.
Best Skincare Products for Aging Skin
If you have ever noticed a droopy laugh line or some sagging skin under your chin when you look in the mirror, there is one thing of which you can be certain—it’s not going to get any better unless you do something about it! Unfortunately, the older you become, the more elasticity you lose in your skin. The youthful contour of the face is primarily determined by the condition of the muscles beneath the skin. Unless all of the muscles are kept toned, they lose their elasticity. It is elasticity which helps muscles resist the downward pull of gravity on the face. Because skin also has this elastic quality, it is the condition of the underlying muscles that helps to form the shape of the skin. The only way to preserve the smooth contours of your face is by exercising those muscles.
Summer Skincare Tips
Amid plentiful evidence that exposing skin to sun is one of the most aging, health-harming things you can do comes a disturbing thought: Are we creating even more problems by slathering on sunscreens with higher and higher SPFs-18, 25, 40, even 50 and above? What are the pros and cons of sunscreen when we are dealing with summer skincare? Safety questions have been raised over the ingredients in these sunscreens—linking them to everything from rashy reactions to, just possibly, what they're supposed to prevent: skin cancer. On top of that some experts say that many sunscreens give us a false sense of security about being in the sun–actually upping, not decreasing, lifetime exposure to the harmful UVA rays few products block well.
Understanding the Aging Brain
My grandfather, who lived to be ninety-four, always insisted that the secret of a long and lucid life was to keep active, interested, and busy. When he was about 40, he wrote a letter to his local newspaper expressing some trenchant opinions about the current state of the economy. Fifty-four years later, just before he died, he was still sharing his opinion through social media outlets like Facebook about dogs, Notre Dame football, millennials, and all the myriad other subjects that caught his far-ranging attention. He may have been ninety-four, but his mind had remained supple and young.
Summer Workout Risks
Most of us revel in exercise outdoors during the summer, but the blissful hot weather also heralds some seasonal summer workout risks. High smog levels, sunscreens that slide off during sweaty exercise, dehydration, and the aggravation of allergies are enough to make the most ardent fresh-air lover retreat to an air-conditioned health club. However, gloomy indoor gyms are not the only option to get fit and beat the heat. Here is a collection of new developments to help stay cool and healthy during your summer workouts, as well as the basic precautions to keep in mind as you slip on your joggers and hit the open road.
Best Running Shoes for Women
Whether you're taking advantage of the warm weather or looking to stay active, you've decided to take up a new hobby—running! Running is one of the best full-body cardio exercises that really gets your body into tip-top, healthy shape. You’ve never run before? No worries! It’s easy to start with great programs like Couch to 5k, finding your own personal trainer, or checking out Runner Click. Starting a running group with some of your friends is a great motivator for your new favorite hobby.
Dental Care Tips
Statistics show that a person with a healthy mouth and gums is more likely to have better overall health than a person with even a minor oral problem. Although clinical research on the effects that certain foods have on teeth and gums isn't concrete, one thing is perfectly clear: Plaque is the enemy and the best way to beat it is with thorough brushing and flossing.