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Improve Bone Density, Strength & Balance with Weight Lifting

Added September 9, 2019, Under: Diseases, Exercise, How To

The slow and controlled lifting of weights will increase bone density and make your muscles stronger. Studies have shown that strength training over a period of time can prevent bone loss - and even help to build new bone. Yes, weight training for osteoporosis, not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights can help protect the bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures. The advice is to try and do regular weight training on three days a week but not on consecutive days - obviously to give your body a chance to rest ...

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What You Eat Can Affect Your Arthritis Symptoms & Even Reverse Them

Added September 7, 2019, Under: Arthritis, How To, Inflammation, Nutrition

Millions of people suffer from arthritis - and the word arthritis means inflammation in the joints. There is a common misconception that if you use your joints too much and work them too hard over your lifetime, you will wear them out. But apparently there is no evidence showing that using your joints causes them to wear out more quickly. Do not believe the wear and tear myth! In fact, you need to keep them moving and active.  To exercise regularly, to walk for ...

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Is it Time to Go a Little Bit Wild in Your Garden or Back Yard!

Added August 22, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

The past few years have seen a surge in support for wildlife - and this includes your own garden and back yard. Gone are the days when everyone had to have a very neat and pristine "plot in the sun" with rows of straight bedding plants. Back then, every part of the garden had to be weed-free and without the slightest sign of any pests.  Shrubs and bushes had to be strictly pruned and lawns take on the appearance of bowling greens.  ...

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What is a Tussie Mussie?

Added August 21, 2019, Under: Environment, How To, Natural remedies

You would probably never guess - but a tussie mussie is a small bouquet of leaves and flowers from different herbs. The idea dates back to medieval times but became very fashionable in the Victorian era. Another name for a tussie mussie is a nosegay - and they were often given as gifts to be held or worn attached to clothes. Why nosegays were used Nosegays were originally intended to be put to the nose either for the the pleasant sensation of sniffing something ...

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How to Use Coconut Oil & Essential Oils to Deter Bugs from Biting

Added August 6, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Health, How To

No one enjoys being bombarded by unwanted insects during the hot summer months. But what can you do about this situation without resorting to standard commercial bug repellents that contain the controversial chemical DEET as well as other neurotoxic ingredients - fragrance, Dimethicone, Sodium benzoate, butane and propane? There is a solution if you use natural insect repellents such as coconut oil plus essential oil. Why you should avoid DEET? DEET (officially known as N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is the most widely used insect repellent pesticide in the ...

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How You Can Reduce the Stress & Improve Emotional Well-Being Too

Added July 31, 2019, Under: Environment, Exercise, How To, Inflammation, Insomnia, Vitamin D

Stress seems to be constantly on the increase but this could be because more attention today is being paid to the problem. And mothers in particular will put the welfare of their families first to the detriment of their own health. Meanwhile, you should be putting yourself at the top of the list for reducing stress and improving emotional well-being so that others will benefit too. If you can reduce stress while improving your emotional well-being, studies have shown that you will lower ...

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To Shave or Not To Shave, That is the Quandary!

Added July 9, 2019, Under: How To, Men's Health, Skin Conditions

Many men switch between being clean shaven and then growing a beard once more, not being able to make up their minds about which they prefer! It does not really matter because both styles are popular today. If you decide on being clean shaven, we share some tips on how to help you have a clean shave. How to have a clean shave 1. Making sure the skin is wet.  Shaving on dry skin can easily lead to razor burn.  Wetting the skin helps to ...

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Are You Making the Effort to Do Your Pelvic Floor Exercises?

Added June 21, 2019, Under: Exercise, How To, Natural remedies

We all tend to know how important it is to be doing our pelvic or Kegel's exercises whether we are young, middle aged or older as well as before and after childbirth - but how many of us actually make the effort? Your pelvic floor muscles are located deep inside your core.  They run from your vagina to your anus and they support your urethra, which is the tube that empties urine - and your bladder. When your floor muscles are weak, ...

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How to Keep Those Nails Clean When Digging in the Dirt!

Added June 17, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

Some of us will call it soil, others use the term 'dirt' but either way if you are a hands-on sort of gardener, the chances are that you will get some soil under your fingernails. And if you like to go barefoot in the garden, then the toenails can be affected too!  But don’t worry, there are lots of suggestions on how to clean those nails. Soap, showers and water Start by cleaning with the basic nail brush, soap and water routine. ...

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Helping the Hummingbirds to Stay Safe

Added June 16, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

When I get the chance to spend time in Southern California, I am always intrigued by the tiny humming birds - and love to watch them.  They are so different from the garden birds we treasure and enjoy in the UK. In spring and summer, many bird lovers like encouraging humming birds into their gardens and yards. Hummers (as they are affectionately known) love to sip on "nectar" (glorified sugar water) for a quick boost. But unfortunately, some homeowners have turned to store-bought ...

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