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Acne Skin Care
Thursday, 02 August 2012 00:00

Acne Skin CareAcne is defined as a diseased condition of the skin that involves the hair and oil glands. It is characterised by pimples, black/white heads, reddishness and cysts. Face acne can spoil your appearance to a great extent and body acne can really ruin your day by making you very uncomfortable. Considering acne as a minor problem, some people tend to totally discard the topic of ‘Acne skin care’. However, the importance of acne skin care cannot be undermined in any way.

This type of skin care is more about being proactive than reactive and should really start long before the acne actually appears. So let’s take a look now at how acne skin care can be applied to our daily routine.

Acne skin care starts with the most basic thing - cleanliness...so morning showers are the most basic way of keeping your skin clean. If you are living in a hot and/or humid place, a night shower becomes a must. In fact, a shower is recommended after any activity that causes high levels of sweat to develop. It’s a very effective acne skin care technique.

Besides that, you should also use a mild, water-soluble, oil-free and soap-free cleanser for keeping your face, neck and arms clean. Cleansing is the most important part of any acne skin care routine. Cleaners are the easiest and the most effective way of removing dirt, grease, pollutants and excess oil from your skin; thus reducing the probability of acne occurrence. There are various acne skin care creams and lotions available over-the-counter. It is also recommended to remove your make up using a make up remover, and this should happen before you go to bed (not in the morning). In the same sense, if you are a woman, it is also recommended that you clean your make-up brush and any equipment that you use on your body.

Acne skin care is also about wearing clean clothes and sleeping on clean pillows. Moreover, too tight clothes can cause sweat to accumulate quickly; so soft and comfortable cotton clothes are recommended, especially if you already have acne. In the same sense, ‘acne skin care’ also advocates regular cleaning of your make-up brush and any equipment that you use on your body.

If you already have acne, do not try to touch them or squeeze them; it can lead to permanent scars. There are various acne skin care creams and lotions available over-the-counter;however, if these ‘acne skin care’ tips don’t give you the desired results, you can contact our office for specific acne advice and treatment.

 
Top Cardio Exercises
Sunday, 15 July 2012 00:00

sneakersCardiovascular fitness is important. Heart disease doesn't just affect the heart but the vessels of the body as well. Peripheral vascular disease can lead to painful joints and fluid retention in the tissues - or worse.

The best way to keep this from happening is to keep the body healthy. With the weather now warm, this is a great time to step up your fitness regimen with more cardio workouts.

Here are some of the top cardio workouts to get your heart and lungs in shape. 

  • Aerobics - Like the name says, it uses oxygen to improve your fitness level. As you get better, you will lower your heart rate and blood pressure while increasing your oxygenation throughout the tissues. That means less lactic acid build-up in the muscles, which causes cramps. But aerobics is a general name for several types of activities such as kickboxing, dancing, step aerobics and more.
  • Bicycling - This can be done outside or inside. When done inside it is called spinning. This is a low-impact, high-energy workout that takes you up and down hills by adjusting the tension on your bike. Music keeps you moving even when your legs want to give out. Outside, you can bike trails and even go mountain biking. To get the most out of your workout, choose the appropriate bike for the terrain. Wear light breathable clothing, a helmet and comfortable shoes.
  • Swimming - Unfortunately swimming does more for men in the way of a weight-loss exercise than it does for women. It doesn't heat your body up enough in the cold water to burn fat, but it does give you an excellent cardiovascular workout. We are not talking about doggie paddling here. Swimming freestyle, backstroke and butterfly laps all require power and good lung capacity. You will increase your ability to swim further and faster with practice.
  • Jogging - Jogging is a cross between running and walking fast. For those who have trouble with their knees and can't stand the impact, you can get the same jogging workout on the elliptical trainer. It increases your heart rate, uses the arms and all without wear and tear on your joints.
  • Walking - This is one of the best overall exercises. You can walk up hills, down hills, over rough terrain and on flat surfaces. Pumping your arms increases the involvement of your heart and lungs. Anyone can do it at any age. It strengthens your entire body and burns calories.

Are you looking for a way to increase your cardiovascular fitness and still have fun? Try some of these exercises to get started.

 
The Health Benefits of Aquatic Exercise: More Than Just a Great Calorie Burning Activity in a Medical Weight Loss Program
Monday, 04 June 2012 00:00

Swimming_As_Part_of_a_Weight_Loss_and_Wellness_PlanAre you looking to shed a few pounds and get into shape for summer?

Maybe you've chosen a Medical Weight Loss Program like ours to help you acheive your goals and have started to follow a calorie specific diet. If you're now ready to put together an activiy plan consider adding Aquatic Exercise to your list.

 
Summer Skin Safety Tips
Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

woman_applying_sunscreenDid you know that the skin is the largest organ of the body?

It happens to reside on the outside of the body, protecting other organs within. The skin allows oxygen and other nutrients to be absorbed while preventing harmful substances from entering. It also excretes waste products that are harmful to the body. The skin also acts like a crystal ball. It mirrors the health of the inside of our bodies. When something is out of whack there, the skin will show the world and you.

As the weather gets warmer, we all want to shed the heavy clothing and invite the sun in. Unfortuately, the sun can be harsh on tender skin. So, how can you keep your skin looking great - especially during the summer months when you want to show it off? Here are a few beauty secrets anyone can utilize.

Here are a few beauty tips to help keep your skin healthy in the hottest weather:
 
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