Healthy Living Can Help Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis

March 18th, 2009

744166_market_stall_fruitIf you’re an active person, you’re in luck – you probably don’t have to worry that much about a condition called deep vein thrombosis. This is essentially a blood clot in the leg that can travel to the heart or lungs, and can sometimes cause death.

For most people this kind of problem can be avoided, but active people are at an even lower risk. If you sit for long periods of time, for example if you like scrapbooking and spend a lot of time doing that activity, you should make sure that you get exercise to counteract it. Go down to a Cricut Expression Sale to look for more scrapbooking supplies and walk around a little bit so that you can keep yourself healthy and protect yourself from danger.

Save Your Skin!!!

March 17th, 2009

wrinkle prevention
No one wants wrinkles. The leading cause of wrinkles is tanning. Although most don’t know it, tanning is a sign of damage to the skin and wrinkles are no different—these are caused primarily by exposure to sun throughout ones life.

This process must be stopped of course.

Simply using sunscreen, with an SPF of at least 15, can prevent wrinkles.

Amazingly, another major cause of wrinkling is smoking cigarettes. The evidence has been observed in smokers 20 years of age or slightly older. Quitting smoking is nothing but beneficial to those who want to stop. Tools to quit can be found at the American Cancer Society and WebMD, for instance.

Smiling, frowning and squinting create wrinkles too. Corrective lenses and sunglasses go a long way in avoiding wrinkle.

Surprisingly, sleeping on your back can prevent face lines. Otherwise over years, sleeping on your face can etch lines on the forehead, chin and cheeks.

Drastic gains and losses in weight and can create wrinkles too, although most people likely aren’t aware of these factors.

Follow a Plant Based Diet to Control Diabetes

March 6th, 2009

Healthy FoodsIf you want to control your diabetes, one of the best ways to do that is to stay with a plant based diet. It’s lower in saturated fats and other items that aren’t actually that good for you. It can also help you to lose weight, which is something that many diabetes need to do.

A lot of people with diabetes struggle with their weight, and if they are able to get it down, their diabetes is often more under control. This can help them live longer and better lives. One of the most common plant based diets is the Mediterranean diet, which has been gaining in popularity. People who follow that diet have very low disease rates and they are generally healthier than those who eat a more Western diet. They also have a healthier lifestyle overall and their longevity numbers are very high.

Following a plant based diet also doesn’t mean that you have to be a vegetarian. It only means that most of what you eat should come from plants and you should eat meat more as a side dish or an occasional option.