Friday, July 24, 2009



In continuation of the great health tips I show you here is also a good guide to high personal hygiene. Read on:

Maintaining one’s personal hygiene is very crucial for one to maintain good health.

People should ensure they brush their teeth regularly.

This helps in avoiding fungal and bacterial infections in the teeth.

It also ensures good breath which is good for one’s health.

Moreover, there is a connection between living for a longer period and the flossing of the teeth. But the most interesting thing about it is that nobody knows exactly why it is so.
There are only hypotheses which try to explain this. Many people claim that people who floss their teeth tend to be a bit more health conscious than those who do not. They are therefore more likely to observe health regulations. It is also the advice of health experts for people to floss their teeth in order to improve their health. Therefore, why not give it a trial, because it may work for you:

Other hygienic practices include:

Washing inner cloths and changing them often.

Cutting nails so that there is no chance for dirt accumulating in them which may cause infections. Furthermore, regular washing of hands should not be limited to only when eating or after using the bathroom. Every time you enter the house after a long days work or after visiting the supermarket or your neighbor, wash your hands with soap and water and rinse them thoroughly. Regular washing of hands will ensure that ant germs that have been passed on surfaces and by people do not get into the house. It is especially important to wash after using the toilet or before having a meal.

Reading good / interesting books; Reading is the food of the mind. The brain needs food and some exercise so that it can grow. When one reads, he / she is open to opportunities, good ideas thinks positively. Also, the connection between reading and exercise is that if you read and exercise as well, you are able to think faster and assimilate whatever is being read by you, other parts of your body will be more coordinated and alert than that of an individual who do not read and exercise respectively. Proper coordination of body organs is good for proper health and it aids in their proper functioning and therefore are able to carry out their duties well.

Wearing warm clothes which make one comfortable and keep away from cold.

Take a time-off; the body just like any other machine needs rest so it can refresh itself and function properly. For one to maintain good health, it is important that he takes sometime off his / her duty so that the body cells can be refreshed by themselves. This can be done at regular intervals during normal working hours. Also, one can take a time-off for some days just to relax and refresh his / her mind, which helps the brain to get new energy to coordinate other body parts for proper functioning. The heart will get more energy to pump fresh blood to various body parts which direly need it.

One should ensure he / she wears dry and warm pair of socks.

Try something new: trying something new regularly and succeeding at it is both mentally librating and physically stimulating. Even if the person involved does not succeed at the adventure but at least it gives the person the impetus and the curiosity to work, which will also aid the urge to try out new things daily.

Take a walk almost daily; this makes one to feel refreshed and stress is released in the process.

People should work on projects that they enjoy which gives them an opportunity to show creativity; instead of being involved in meaningless, tedious work, people should be more involved in healthy, rewarding work by creating time daily so that they can be satisfied, happy in their daily life, and have the motivation in pursuing their own interest which is more important for the well being / health of an individual.

Engage in social activities; this reduces the chances of getting stressed up. If people are able to share their life experiences with other people, they are likely to get advice / tips which will help them in avoiding stress and improve on their health conditions. Furthermore, there is a good feeling that comes when one engages in charitable activities for the sake of society. This gives one satisfaction and joy in his heart. It also helps one to relax and put away all the pressures which are good for one’s health. Therefore, one should not waste an opportunity to get involved in social activities, because it is very crucial for good health.

This helps in reducing the chances of fungal infections and even rotting of the feet.


Monday, July 20, 2009


Personal hygiene is of prime importance to all of us.
We need to be healthy, filled with abundant energy, sound sleep, and fit and disease free body, which will give us a sense of overall well being.
In order to be fit and healthy we need to practice healthy living styles with proper food habits and exercise.
We cannot be healthy if we are lazy and lethargic.
We need to work hard both physically and mentally to be fit and healthy.
Besides exercise, we also need to eat healthy foodstuffs avoiding junk foods, which make us lethargic and dull.
If you are over weight and obese you will suffer from health problems.
So you need to maintain an optimum body weight to be healthy.

You need to follow healthy and positive habits which include:

1) Positive thinking is very essential in order to be healthy. You need to clear out your mind and fill it with positive thoughts. You will have to remove all the depressing and negative emotions and thoughts from your mind and replace it with healthy and positive thoughts. These positive thoughts can be extremely energizing and always lead to good things in life. You can get involved in practices such as meditation and yoga to get rid of the negativity and force yourself with positive thoughts.

2) You need to eat healthy foods in order to be fit and healthy. Simple food stuffs like vegetables, fruits, nuts, tubers, lean meat, pulses, can keep you healthy and strong. Try to avoid refined foodstuffs. The main reason for ill health and diseases is improper food habits. Because of this many people suffer from diseases like diabetes, cancer, obesity. Simple changes in your diet and causes a great difference within a short period and can improve your health drastically. Try to avoid smoking and alcoholic drinks. For good health, you need to exercise daily.

3) Exercising in the morning can leave you with a refreshed feeling throughout the day. Exercising can put you in a good mood and it will be easier for you to think positively and eat healthy foods. You can also get involved in activities such as swimming, biking, walking or playing your favorite sport in order to keep you healthy .Do not go for an activity which you do not enjoy. Try to do your work outs in the open air. In this way you will feel more refreshed. You should not make drastic changes in your life style. You should start with simple changes and make sure that you enjoy it. You try to make these simple changes in to a regular habit in order to achieve long term success. It is very important to improve your health in order to be happy and enjoy life.

4) You need to have good sleep and rest in order to be healthy. Sound sleep can refresh your mind and make you feel healthy.

All these simple changes in your life style can improve your health and make you feel strong and fit.
You will feel a sense of well being, both emotionally and physically.

Stay connected.

Saturday, March 28, 2009



In continuation of the health tips I always reveal to you, this time I will give you tips about personal hygiene.

Firstly, I have to define personal hygiene.


Personal hygiene is the first step to good grooming and good health.

Personal hygiene may be described as the principle of maintaining cleanliness and grooming of the external body. It is in general looking after yourself.

Elementary cleanliness is common knowledge. Neglect causes problems that you may not even be aware of. Many people with bad breath are blissfully unaware of it. Some problems may not be your fault at all, but improving standards of hygiene will control these conditions. Dandruff is a case in point. More often than you know, good looks are the result of careful and continuous grooming.

Personal hygiene can be controlled by sustaining high standards of personal care and humans have been aware of the importance of hygiene for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks spent many hours in the bath, using fragrances and make-up in an effort to beautify themselves and be presentable to others.

Personal hygiene products are a billion dollar business in the commercial market, with many high profile celebrities endorsing products that aim to keep us looking our best. In fact, hygiene is actually a scientific study.

Maintaining a high level of personal hygiene will help to increase self-esteem and confidence whilst minimizing the chances of developing imperfections.

Poor Personal Hygiene:

Failure to keep up a standard of hygiene can have many implications. Not only is there an increased risk of getting an infection or illness, but there are many social and psychological aspects that can be affected.

Poor personal hygiene, in relation to preventing the spread of disease is paramount in preventing epidemic or even pandemic outbreaks. To engage in some very basic measures could help prevent many coughs and colds from being passed from person to person.
Social aspects can be affected, as many people would rather alienate themselves from someone who has bad personal hygiene than to tell them how they could improve. Bullies may use bad personal hygiene as a way of abusing their victims, using social embarrassment as a weapon.
Poor personal hygiene can have significant implications on the success of job applications or the chance of promotion; no company wants to be represented by someone who does not appear to be able to look after themselves.

Many sufferers of mental illnesses like dementia or depression may need extra support and encouragement with their personal hygiene. Their carers should make sure that they have everything they need and assist them when permitted and when possible.

Children and Personal Hygiene:

Children should be taught the importance of hygiene as early as possible, with oral care, washing, toilet hygiene and hair care being taught as part of everyday routines. Singing songs or making a game out of the activities will help to ensure that they enjoy looking after themselves. Bath time can provide an ideal opportunity for spending quality time together, and for teaching about the importance of cleanliness. Toys such as dolls can be used to educate children in correct bathing techniques.

Food Hygiene:

Probably the most important aspect of all, food hygiene is very closely associated with personal hygiene. Poor personal cleansing can have a very significant effect on the start and spread of many illnesses through contact with nutritional consumables, some that can be potentially lethal.
Aspects of Personal Hygiene:

There are many contributory factors that make up personal hygiene with the main ones being washing, oral care, hair care, nail care, wound care, cleansing of personal utensils and preventing infection.

Personal hygiene is as it says, personal. Everybody has their own habits and standards that they have been taught or that they have learnt from others. It is essentially the promotion and continuance of good health. Hope you enjoyed this post?. Please stay healthy always.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I hope you enjoyed my last two post about the care of the heart and effects of smoking.
Well, this article is the continuation of the brief description of the common diseases of the body:

This is inability to hear a sound adequately. It can be partial or complete. It could be as a result of problems involving the auditory apparatus or the nerve supplying the ear. An otolaryngologist should be consulted in each circumstance.


It is a pregnancy which occurs outside the uterus or womb. There are different types, depending on which part of the pelvis the fertilized egg gets implanted. By far, the commonest variety is tubal pregnancy. The symptoms include amenorrhoea, lower abdominal pain, dizziness and fainting attacks. Whenever there is a suspicion of ectopic pregnancy, a gynaecological opinion is mandatory.


This is attributed to some inherent instability in the function of the brain. It is a chronic disease where the victim suffers from recurrent fits. The age at which this occurs varies; at puberty, childhood or adult life.

In a typical attack of epilepsy, the body will look stiff and rigid, followed by jerky movements, which gradually diminish.
The patient at this stage may bite his tongue or foam from the mouth. When this is occurring, he or she should be allowed to lie flat on the floor and a handkerchief inserted in between the teeth. Also unwanted materials should be removed including tight clothing. The severity of the fit varies from individual to individual, just as the period of loss of consciousness. There is yet no known cure for epilepsy. Regular intake of drugs will improve the condition and prolong the attack free intervals.


A freckle is a small darkening of the skin of the face due to the production of a pigment from the skin which protects it against sunrays. In some, this pigment forms small patches known as freckles; while in others, the reaction to this pigment causes the blowing of the skin. Freckles are mostly caused by too-much exposure of oneself to the sun and the logical remedy is to avoid over exposure to sunrays.

Asthma occurs when the airways in your lungs (bronchial tubes) become inflamed and constricted. The muscles of the bronchial walls tighten, and your airways produce extra mucus that blocks your airways. Signs and symptoms of asthma range from minor wheezing to life-threatening asthma attacks.

This is also called flu
Influenza, commonly called the flu, is not the same as the stomach viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting.
Influenza is a viral infection that attacks the respiratory system, including your nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs.
Anyone can get the flu, but young children, older adults, people with weakened immune systems and those with chronic illnesses are especially vulnerable. If you're at high risk of flu, your first line of defense is an annual flu shot.
Approximately 50 million people died worldwide in the 1918 influenza pandemic. Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 36,000 people in the United States die each year of complications of influenza and more than 200,000 are hospitalized.

Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.
You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without a single symptom. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke
High blood pressure typically develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.

Most health professionals today consider depression a chronic illness that requires long-term treatment, much like diabetes or high blood pressure. Although some people experience only one episode of depression, most have repeated episodes of depression symptoms throughout their life.
Depression is one of the most common health conditions in the world. Depression isn't a weakness, nor is it something that you can simply "snap out of." Depression, formally called major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a medical illness that involves the mind and body. It affects how you think and behave and can cause a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may not be able to go about your usual daily activities, and depression may make you feel as if life just isn't worth living anymore.
Effective diagnosis and treatment can help reduce even severe depression symptoms. And with effective treatment, most people with depression feel better, often within weeks, and can return to the daily activities they previously enjoyed.

I hope you've learnt something from this post. In my next post, I will be telling you about some diseases and thier old names..............

Stay healthy.

Thursday, February 26, 2009



In furtherance of some of my health tips, I want to bring to you today some few out of the many dangers of smoking.

I can authoritatively say to you that smoking is more of a wasteful than profitable ventures.

I want to believe that part of your daily resolution is to quit smoking.

I hope that the long time spent in libraries and on the internet to get this information and posting them will be a profitable one by changing someone way of doing things.

The danger of smoking is displayed on the personality involved, the Family, the society, environment and to a large extent the economy of a country and the whole world.

A cigarette contains more than 700 chemical additives, some of which are toxic and non- food classified.

Cigarette temperature reaches 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit once lit.

At this temperature it releases thousands of chemical compounds with poisons like Carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, at least 43 carcinogens and other mutagens which are all inhaled by smokers into the body.

I will save you the details in order not to bore you with much to read. I know only few blacks like reading.

Here are some of the Dangers:

1. Nicotine content of cigarette is the one responsible for making smoker to want take more and more sticks after the first one. It enter into the blood stream and on to the brain, half of it is deposited there and do not go back out with the smoke being exhaled. It raises the heart rate and blood pressure. Potential heart disease on the way.

2. Tar from tobacco smoke (just like the coal tar for road construction) accumulates on the bronchial tubes leading to the lungs causing blockage with time. The hot smoke also burns the tiny hair-like projections called cilia that trap harmful particles from entering the lungs.

3. Smoking increases the level of carbon monoxide or carbon (ii) oxide in the lungs. This poisonous gas is absorbed into the blood, reducing its capacity to carry oxygen. As a result, a smoker lacks physical effort to attain tasks that non-smoker does as His heart must work harder during such task. Carbon monoxide in blood causes impaired vision, perception of time and coordination. with time respiratory ailments, thickening of arteries, blood clots, cancer of the lungs,cervix,larynx,mouth,esophagus,bladder,pancreas,kidney,empysema,develop as well as symptoms of reduction of stamina, poor athletic performance, wheezing, coughing, dizziness and nausea. Prolonged use of tobacco leads to stained teeth, finger, bad breath (smelling mouth), smelling cloths and room.

4. The cost of smoking is high, much money is spent buying cigarettes daily. So much is also spent treating diseases that result from smoking. This reduces the standard of living of smokers. Much money is spent on dentists for stained teeth, breath fresheners.

5. Second-hand smoking is another very dangerous effect of smoking. It has being scientifically proven that it is more dangerous than smoking itself. This refers to being around smokers, people who are in the company of smoker inhale a high percentage of the smoke. The danger is that, the smoke being exhaled by the smoker comes out and mixes up with more toxic substances in the atmosphere and then inhaled by the non-smoker. This causes more harm to the non-smoker.

6. Smokers gives a high risk of starting fires. Most household fire in America is traceable to carelessly left lit cigarette. Most smokers are addicted to it, hence separated from their loved ones. People stay away from them because of their smells.

7. It separates you from God, as marriage to the world and things in it, is serration from God. Cigarette becomes a God in the life of smokers, and any thing that takes the place of God in the life of man, means death.


The same way you started smoking, you can also stop it. You might need external help from friends and loved ones and most importantly, the help of God.

First acknowledge your helplessness and call God to help you.

The act of smoking is controlled be a spirit, and it only takes the spirit of God to overcome it.

Here are some Tips:

Stop Smoking - Positive Useful Tips SMOKE has 5 does DEATH

1. Built up a strong belief in you blended with stronger will power to quit smoking. Consider giving up smoking as one of the very difficult things you have done in your life. It’s all up to you.

2. Develop your plan and take a decision right away for doing things accordingly.

3. Make short note why you want to stop smoking live longer far better, for your family, some money, smell better to find a mate easily etc. you know very well what is bad about smoking and what you will achieve when you stop smoking. Put the same on a paper and read it daily once.

4. Seek an all out stop smoking support from your family and friends for your decision to stop smoking. Tell them in the very near future you may become irritable, even irrational as a cause of quitting smoking habit.

5. Get on with a set date to stop smoking and also decide on what day you intend to say a final good-bye to cigarette. You may hold a small ceremony when you smoke your last cigarette. It’s up to your liking.

6. Speak to your doctor about quitting. A wholehearted support from a physician would work out as proven way to better off your shames to quit.

7. An exercise program on daily basis is going to help you relive of stress, and recover from years of damage from cigarettes, may be you can start walking ones or twice per day. You may also consider about some rigorous activities 3 to 4 times per week. Consult your physician prior to begin any exercise program. (Stop Smoking Exercises) .

8. Practice some deep breathing every day 3 to 5 minutes breath in through the nose slowly hold breath for a few seconds, exhale slowly through your mouth.

9. Begin to imagine your way as a non-smoker. Close your eyes imagine yourself turning down offers of cigarettes, offered by someone, throwing all of your packs of cigarette away, winning a gold medal for doing so. A powerful imagination really works.

10. Cut back on cigarettes keep it with a gradual speed. This situation would call for a clear cut plan as to ‘how many cigarettes ‘ you will smoke everyday reducing the number following each day; you buy only one pack at a time, changing brands means you don’t enjoy smoking as much pall on cigarettes to someone else when feel like to smoke you have to ask for each time.

11. Mostly smokers feel if to give up smoking take firm decision once for all, just to stop smoking suddenly, no point trying to go slow and steady. You are the best judge quitting cold turkey or by gradual quitting.

12. Make a genuine attempt to find out another smoker who is also trying to stop smoking help each other disusing some positive thought just because quitting becomes different.

13. You have ‘clean sheet’ now after quitting smoking your area non smoker. You can now think of celebrating the milestone of your journey step by step. After a period of two weeks see a movie, visit a funny restaurant a month after. Covering a time span of three months move out for you after six months. A year after have a party for yourself, invite your family friends to your birthday party, celebrate your new beginning of life.

14. To drink lot of water. Drinking of more would help flushing out nicotine and chemical out of your body.

15. Avoid triggers, learn to plan alternative means and way to deal with the trigger like you feel smoking when in stress, in the end of a meal, arrival at the work, entering a bar etc.

Remember tobacco smokers are laiable to die young.

Please further pass on this information to others, most especially people who you know that smokes.

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Before I continue from where I stopped last time on the various diseases of the body, I felt I should let everyone know an important information about one of the most vital organs of the body; “THE HEART”.

It is the power house of the body which controls all the activities of the body by the in-flow and out-flow of oxygen (air), in and out of the body, (a process called respiration).

Without the heart, nothing works.

That is why it has to be properly protected and examined all the time to prevent it from some diseases which are termed heart diseases, and if it occurs may have no cure.

But I will not talk about the various diseases, I will talk about the tips on which if properly maintained / followed, will always prevent and protect our heart from all these diseases (breaking down).


The tips are:

1. Eat more of vegetables, grains, greens, fruits, fish ,seeds, and yogurts.

2. Eat less of milk, chesse and nuts, Eggs especially when you are 25 years and above.

3. Add garlic to your recipes. If you can withstand the smell though.

4. Eat foods rich in Beta-carotene. Foods like carrots, carbage, sweet potatoes and dark leafy greens. Note eat them in their RAW state as much as possible. Heat Denature them.

5. Reduce your sodium intake as much as possible to not more than 11/4 (eleven divided by four) teaspoons of salt per day. Salt has high risk effect on adults from 45 years above. It is linked to high blood pressure. Am still researching on this further.

6. Eat regularly. Always observe all your meals, don’t skip meals (the very busy individuals, mostly take note), and don't eat in between meal. Don’t eat junks (everybody; take note).Possibly, have a meal time table. Please watch what you eat in order not to damage you liver. Note breakfast is the most important meal of the day, don’t miss it.

7. Drink enough water as much as possible during the day.W.H.O recommends at least 8 glasses of water per day and as much gallons as you can take. Human body is 80% water; all the Biochemical processes that take place in the body are in the water medium.

8. Switch over from Coffee to Tea. Coffee contains nicotine, which is classified as drugs. It also has its biochemical effect on the body; it is a stimulant. While Tea flushes the system especially herbal teas.

9. Exercise regularly, it is good for the heart.

10. Always take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator at school and in the office / anywhere.

11. Do house work; take it as an extra chance to exercise.

12. Maintain a healthy weight. Get a bathroom scale today.

13. QUIT SMOKING TOTALLY. Cigarette contains carbon (ii) oxide, which compete with the Haemoglobin in the red blood cell for the oxygen that comes into the lungs during respiration. The effect of this too dangerous. Stay away from smokers if you don't smoke, the effect of the smoke on you is more than it is on them.

14. Avoid alcohol. The glucose in alcohol is much. Alcohol causes liver cirrhosis.

15. Sleep adequately, at least 8 hours during the night. Importantly be in bed before 9 pm,most important metabolic processes starts from then and it will be effective if the body is at the state of rest.

16. Monitor your blood pressure. Do pressure test at least once a week.

17. Monitor your CHOLESTEROL intake. Too much cholesterol causes the disease called Arteriosclerosis.

18. Your work schedule should be regular to avoid over stress.

19. Practice stress- reduction techniques such as deep-breathing, yoga and medication.

20. Laughter is a good medicine. Smile always, it cost nothing, it solves a lot. The muscles you need to smile is less than that you need to frown.

21. Do a regular medical check up to know the state of your heart and to know what precautions to take.

22. Control Diabetes.

23. Know your family history of cardiovascular disease. Did any one in your family tree die of any heart disease? Then you are at risk.

24. Love: Give and Receive it.

25. Only take medications prescribed by qualified doctors.

Conclusively, it is important that we all maintain a good and healthy heart.

The heart is one of the major and vital organs of the body. It beats continually for 24/7/365.

If its stop to beat that means a journey to the great beyond.

So guide your heart diligently for out of it proceeds the issues of life.

Have a healthy life.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009



There are various disease that affect the body known and unknown. As you read through, you will be wondering why I mentioned some habits like smoking, drinking, e.t.c. as diseases. Yes! They are diseases, because when taken into the body system affects our body functions in one way or the other. This write-up about various diseases of the body will come in series because there are a lot of diseases out there, ranging from HIV/AIDS, EPILEPSY, CANCER, SARS, MALARIA, E.T.C. But I will start by explaining from the more common ones that can affect us in our every day life / our daily activities.
Furthermore; There are many definitions of diseases, I will mention, but a few of the definitions:


A disease is an abnormal condition of an organism that impairs bodily functions.
A disease can also be defined as an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning.
An illness.
A condition of the body in which there is incorrect function due to heredity, infection, diet, or environment.
An involuntary disability; like alcoholism is a disease consisting of genetic, psychological, and environmental elements.

From the above, you can believe that there are many definitions of diseases.
Diseases can also be classified into communicable diseases which are diseases that can easily be transferred from one person to another, either via air, water, close contact among individuals, e.t.c. And non-communicable diseases which can be hereditary or the way people live their lives, e.t.c.
Moreover, I will not be specific about which is communicable or not, I will only explain each types of common diseases in a general and simple term………So, read on, and always remember to come back for more…………


Sleep is one of the basic necessities of life. It helps to restore the body to its normalcy after the day’s activities. It conserves energy. The minimum requirement for sleep varies from person to person. For an adult, eight hours per day is normal. For children, a longer period of sleep is required.


(1) Medical causes- Asthma, heart disease, disease of the digestive tract, e.t.c.

(2) Psychological causes- Over stress, frustration, anxiety, depression, panic, fear, e.t.c.

(3) Environmental causes- Poor bed sheet, light, uncomfortable maltrass, noise, environmental pollution, e.t.c.

(4) Chemical causes- Drug abuse, alcohol, smoking, snoring, e.t.c.


(a) Get regular exercise especially in the morning and night.

(b) Take a warm bath before you sleep.

(c) Eat light food like coffee before bed time.


Exercise is very essential in human health. Everybody has to be involved in one active exercise at least once a day. People normally abstain from exercise. Mechanical transport takes them to work every morning; they sit hunched over a desk all day; return home in the evening after getting squeezed in a crowded bus or train, and then collapse into an armchair with a book until it is time for bed. Full advantage should be taken especially during holidays to cultivate the habit of exercising all parts of the body.
This also helps to strengthen blood circulation.


The effects of tobacco on the human body are myriad; most of the evils in the society are associated with it. The effects of smoking largely depend on the nicotine content of the tobacco. Cigarette smoking is the most dangerous. The risk varies directly with the amount smoked per day. It coats the lungs with a considerable amount of tar, reduces one’s capacity for heavy exercise; and may, in excess, hinder the workings of the heart and of the eyes, may lead to cancer of the lung. Cigarette smoking ultimately destroys the body cells.


Alcohol is remarkably poisonous to the body and should be avoided, since the more the quantity consumed, the more dangerous it is to the body. If taken in large quantities over a prolonged period of time, it can cause permanent damage to the brain and at times to the liver. Alcohol is good when taken moderately, but it is advisable not to take it at all.


This is a medical term for loss of hair. It can occur in both sexes. It could be due to myriad of causes including old age, drugs like cytotoxic drugs, e.t.c. The effect could be depressing especially in women. An effective treatment is yet to be found; but in most cases removal of the causative agent reverses the condition.


Normal menstruation usually stops between the ages of 46 and 50 years. This is called menopause. A menorrhea is the medical term used to describe the absence of menstruation. It could be physiological (e.g. puberty, pregnancy, lactation, menopause) or pathological as in prolonged stress, an ovulation, chronic debilitating illness, some drugs, e.t.c. In each case, consult your gynecologist.


A boil is a small pus formed on the outer layer of the skin as a result of infection by bacteria. Boils are not serious infections, but they may be occasionally troublesome. When this happens, warm water could be used to dab it every four hours; if it continues after some few days kindly see your doctor.


Coma is the state of unconsciousness. It could be as a result of several causes including an alcoholic binge, diabetes, severe hypertension, injuries to the brain ( following a road traffic accident, a fall from a height, e.t.c.), drugs ( especially habits from drugs), e.t.c. a doctor’s attention is needed in each case.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Welcome to my blog. I n this blog, I will personally keep you updated about the basic health tips you need to know. so, always come around to read my posts. Thanks in good anticipation.

10 Essential Health Tips :
(The Basics to Practice Every Day)

"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything." -Arabian Proverb

1. Move More:

Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in small increments of time. It doesn't have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class or tai chi or kickboxing. But that's great when you're up to it. Meanwhile, move more. Thought for the day: Cha, Cha, Cha…. Then do it!

2. Cut Fat:

Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage). Dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and sauces should be eaten in limited amounts. Most are available in lower fat versions such as substitute butter, fat free cheeses and mayonnaise. Thought for the day: Lean, mean, fat-burning machine…. Then be one!

3. Quit Smoking:

The jury is definitely in on this verdict. Ever since 1960 when the Surgeon General announced that smoking was harmful to your health, Americans have been reducing their use of tobacco products that kill. Just recently, we've seen a surge in smoking in adolescents and teens. Could it be the Hollywood influence? It seems the stars in every movie of late smoke cigarettes. Beware. Warn your children of the false romance or 'tough guy' stance of Hollywood smokers. Thought for the day: Give up just one cigarette…. the next one.

4. Reduce Stress:

Easier said than done, stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible. Thought for the day: When seeing red, think pink clouds….then float on them.

5. Protect Yourself from Pollution:

If you can't live in a smog-free environment, at least avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares. Exercise outside when the smog rating is low. Exercise indoors in air conditioning when air quality is good. Plant lots of shrubbery in your yard. It's a good pollution and dirt from the street deterrent. Thought for the day: 'Smoke gets in your eyes'…and your mouth, and your nose and your lungs as do pollutants….hum the tune daily.

6. Wear Your Seat Belt:

Statistics show that seat belts add to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries in car crashes. Thought for the day: Buckle down and buckle up.

7. Floss Your Teeth:

Recent studies make a direct connection between longevity and teeth flossing. Nobody knows exactly why. Perhaps it's because people who floss tend to be more health conscious than people who don't? Thought for the day: Floss and be your body's boss.

8. Avoid Excessive Drinking:

While recent studies show a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease, more than that can cause other health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer. Thought for the day: A jug of wine should last a long time.

9. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook: There's a definitive connection between living well and healthfully and having a cheerful outlook on life. Thought for the day: You can't be unhappy when you're smiling or singing.

10. Choose Your Parents Well: The link between genetics and health is a powerful one. But just because one or both of your parents died young in ill health doesn't mean you cannot counteract the genetic pool handed you. Thought for the day: Follow these basic tips for healthy living and you can better control your own destiny.

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