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Sunscreen: Skin’s Defensive Protection

As summer approaches, our skin faces more challenges because of the increased levels of UV light and pollution. Many people know the benefit of slathering on an SPF moisturizer before going outdoors as it protects the skin from harmful elements like sun damage. On the other hand, you can maximize your skin care technique by being defensive against the sun. Sunscreen helps prevent wrinkles and blotches and even protect the skin from cancer and other skin diseases.

Summer is the best time to start using travel size sunblock because it is during this time that skin is exposed to intense heat. Skin deteriorates during this season because it lacks hydration and suffers under the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. There are specialty sunscreens formulated for kids that are gentle and best for active kids whether they are heading for the beach or pool, day camps, school, or a family outdoor activity. Hypoallergenic sunscreens are best for people with sensitive skin preventing rashes or break outs that occur in other regular sunscreens. For people who are always on the go, there are natural sunscreen face stick that are so convenient as it comes in easy to use stick dispenser. There is always hope for our skin to be in its optimal condition. With the perfect summer skin care system, you are indeed on your way to making yourself enjoy and glow in the sun.

The Benefits of Ionized Water

Jupiter Venus JP107 Water IonizerBeing aware of the importance of a healthy diet and exercise is necessary and to look and feel good, we have to eat adequate amounts of the proper foods and engage in a meanigful physical activity. While it is all right to occasionaly alow yourself a take-out or some other snack food, it’s very important to build up good eating habits and to learn which foods and drinks are beneficial and which can have damaging effects on the body.

Remeber the old adage, cleanliness is next to godliness? In working your way to a healthier you, remember that cleanliness is vital, both in the inside and outside of your body. Water benefits almost every aspect of your life and is necessary for the very survival of human beings. Ionized water  has been proven as an effective antioxidant. KYK water ionizers can be very helpful in maximizing the benefits of drinking ionized water. Ionized water makes you feel nourished, more agile and graceful, more energetic and better-looking. The benefits are indeed countless. And this can be achieved by using a tool like the KYK Genesis. Adopting a healthier lifestyle and drinking ionized water can indeed be more cost-effective than medication.

Toddlers may breathe Easier on their Tummy

toddlerToddlers who have obstructed nighttime breathing, or sleep apnea, appear to experience more breathing problems when they sleep on their backs compared to when they sleep in other positions, a new study finds.

The findings, which contradict earlier research, appear in the November issue of the journal Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Researchers studied the association between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and body positions by observing 60 toddlers while they slept. They analyzed data about the time spent in each body position during sleep, the number of apnea episodes in each position, blood oxygen levels, time spent in each stage of sleep, and the “respiratory disturbance index (RDI)”.

“The mean RDI rose when more than 50 percent of the time was spent in supine (face forward) sleep,” study lead author Dr. Kevin D. Pereira, a professor of otolaryngology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, said in a prepared statement. “There was even more of an increase when supine sleep compromised 75 percent of the total sleep time. In fact, the RDI in this position was greater than in all other positions combined.”

“This finding is in contrast to previous studies that have demonstrated no correlation between sleep position and obstructive sleep apnea in children,” Pereira said.

He noted that this study did not look at infants, so the findings shouldn’t be confused with the healthy practice of having infants sleep on their sides or backs to help avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Prepare for your pregnancy

Women can take steps to promote a healthy pregnancy, even before they become pregnant.

Here’s a list of pre-pregnancy planning tips, courtesy of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation:

  • prepregnancyStop smoking to reduce the risk of a low-birth weight baby, a miscarriage or still birth.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Talk to your doctor about how prescription medications may affect your pregnancy. Some of these medications include birth control pills and some acne, seizure and cancer medications.
  • Take a multivitamins with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid each day.
  • Maintain good health by eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight.