Saturday, May 29, 2010

How to clean your nails.

The nails are also the most recognize and dominant part of one’s personality that capture much attention too. That is why, if your fingernails or toenails are dirty, then people will label that negative impression on you.

In order to trim our nails and make them appear more clean and pleasing, it is best to cut the best nail cutter. My nail cutter which is shown above is very usable. It has the knife-like thing that gets the dirt in my nails. It has the rough part that helps my nails look straight and equal. It also has the sharp edge that trims my nails.

Actually, I don’t need to lengthen my nails just to appear it more pleasing. Having a clean, healthy nails are important. It adds to one’s personality and confidence as well.

But the most important thing before you use a nail cutter is to get a piece of cotton with alcohol and wipe it all over the nail cutter because we don’t know if there is any sticking blood or hard-to-get dirt that accumulates the entire nails especially on the head part. It is also in this way that we are sure that no transmission of any germs or diseases will infect our nails or hands.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)

Main actions:
Lethargy, lack of confidence, urogenital problems, cellulite, bronchitis, lower backache.

Secondary actions:
Promotes tissue repair, good for oily skin, preserves a sense of identity so helps with feelings of alienation; a very grounding oil that helps a person feel settled and rooted in new surroundings.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Speed gets you fitter, faster.

The fitness gains promised by interval training sometimes sound too good to be true. And indeed, this sort of sprint-focused workout is only one part of a well-balanced fitness program. But it is an important part, particularly if you want quick results.

Consider recent studies published in the Journal of Applied Physiology and Journal of Physiology, conducted by the Exercise Metaolism Research Group at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Researches there found that a total of two to three minutes of sprinting, done in 30-second bursts during a 20-minute workout three times a week, produced the same results as three endurance cycling sessions per week, each of which lasted 90 to 120 minutes. In other words, just one hour of interval training produced what would otherwise take up to six hours of steady-state exercise to accomplish.

Plus, after just two weeks, or six workouts, tests indicated that these subjects increased their endurance on average by 100 percent, and their muscles began using oxygen and more efficiently to burn fuels. Lead researcher Martin J. Gibala, PhD, says rapid-fire results can apply to beginners and elite athletes alike, but he cautions that any decision to go all-out requires medical clearance and a baseline of fitness.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Eucalyptus or Eucalyptus globulus (Aromatheraphy)

Main actions:
Nasal congestion, sinusitis, colds and flu symptoms (especially when feeling chilled), bronchitis and asthma.

Secondary Actions:
Cold sores, general infections - especially urinary and intestinal - neuralgia, insect repellent, supports the immune system, good antiseptic, general anti-inflammatory.

Use only 1 or 2 drops of oil in the bath or for a massage to avoid skin irritation.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vidoe-game controllers linked to skin disorder.

So say scientists at Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland. They discovered that, in rare instances, tightly gripping video-game controllers for long durations can give rise to painful red lesions on the palms. Dubbed PlayStation palmar hidradenitis, the treatable disorder is though to occur when palms sweat heavily and rub against t the equipment. The advice: Encourage gamers to give their hands a break every 20 minutes or so.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nutritional Know-How about tomatoes.

Bursting with vitamins C and A, tomatoes also are rich in the phytonutrient lycopene. A naturally occurring antioxidant that helps protect cells from oxygen damage, lycopene is a good defense against many types of cancer. Lycopene is concentrated in any cooked form, including tomato paste and ketchup, and, significantly, a study conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service found that organic brands contained as much as five times more lycopene than nonorganic brands. A 2007 study at the University of California at Davis reported that raw, organic tomatoes also can have more antioxidants than raw, nonorganic tomatoes - a whooping 79 to 97 percent more. So opt for organic when available. Low in sugar and high in fiber, tomatoes are also a good source of potassium, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin K. Studies have shown that tomato juice acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps reduce blood-clotting tendencies.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Gymnastics combines the benefits of dance with the thrill of acrobatics. It develops strength, balance and mental focus. At the introductory level, kids think it is a blast and it is an excellent competitive option for quiet kids who feel overwhelmed by more-chaotic team sports, because it encourages teamwork in subtle ways.

But its vital that your child receive proper supervision from qualifies coaches and spotters to prevent injuries, says Melissa Johnson, executive director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and a former competitive gymnast. And because you generally have to be physically small to excel in this sport, parents showed be on the look-out for warning signs of body-image issues and eating disorders.