Thursday , 17 August 2017

Food and Health

5 Foods for Healthy Eyes

Beyond carrots You’ve probably heard that carrots and other orange-colored fruits and vegetables promote eye health and protect vision, and it’s true: Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that gives these foods their orange hue, helps the retina and other parts of the eye to function smoothly. But eating your …

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7 Eye Symptoms and What They Could Mean

It’s time to get wise about your eyes: Redness, itching, watering, grittiness…whatever your symptom is, we have solutions to help you see clearly again. Whether you look like you pulled the world’s longest all-nighter or feel so itchy you want to claw your eyeballs out, you shouldn’t just slap on …

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9 Worst Eye Care Mistakes You’re Making

Keep your vision healthy You rely on them from the moment you wake up to when you turn off the lights at night. But are you really giving your eyes the care they deserve? We talked to Deeba Chaudri, OD, a New York City-based optometrist with LensCrafters, about her patients’ …

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5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting. But not just any greens: The new study looked at five common house plants and found that when it comes to removing harmful chemicals from the …

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8 Ways to Keep Your Shoes Stink-Free During No-Socks Season

It’s that time of year! Prevent smelly shoes and eliminate foul odors with these easy tricks.With sneakers trending and temperatures rising, we’re ditching our boots for shoes that let us go sockless. But with this switch comes a problem we all dread: the smell. The offending odor is from bacteria …

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The Deadly Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Everyone Should Know

How to protect yourself from the odorless, colorless gas that sends 20,000 Americans to the ER each year. A night out to dinner nearly turned deadly for dozens of customers at a North Carolina restaurant last weekend, when malfunctioning heating unit released toxic carbon monoxide gas into the brewpub. An …

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10 Things You Should Never Put Down the Drain

  While a town in Mississippi deals with a massive cookie dough clog problem resulting from a local bakery washing its equipment off, it feels like an opportune moment to remind ourselves just what should and should not go down the drain. Whether you have a garbage disposal or not, …

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9 Ways to Detox Your Home

Greening your space can be confusing: Should you use natural cleaning products? Which plastics are OK? We’ve boiled it down to the moves that matter most. clean-windows We carefully watch what goes into our mouths and on our bodies—organic this, petroleum-free that. But when it comes to keeping a healthy …

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Here’s How Often You Should Really Replace Your Sponge

If you’re someone who repeatedly uses the same sponge to wipe your kitchen counters, table and dishes, replacing it only every month or so, a new study published in Scientific Reports may make you want to change your cleaning habits ASAP. A team of German researchers analyzed 14 used kitchen …

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The Surprising Dangers of Grooming Your Pubic Hair

Cuts, rashes, and burns were among the most common injuries. Most adults in the U.S. shave, wax or groom their pubic hair. But the practice is leading to a surprising number of injuries, according to the latest study on the subject. In a new survey reported in JAMA Dermatology, researchers …

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14 Dry Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you have dry eyes, it could actually be dry eye syndrome—a chronic problem with tear production, which can lead to serious eye issues if not treated. The problem? Although it sounds easy to spot, dry eye symptoms can be mistaken for other problems, sometimes for years, before getting a …

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Here’s Why Your Eye Is Twitching And How to Make It Go Away

Wondering what it means when your eye twitches? Although annoying, the good news is that eye twitching is rarely serious. A twitch in your eye can be incredibly irritating and distracting. But luckily, eye twitch is usually not painful, and very rarely is it cause for concern. “Basically it’s an …

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What Is Macular Degeneration?

Everything you need to know about this complex eye condition, which causes a loss of vision in the center of the eye. If you’ve been lucky enough to have problem-free vision your entire life, it can be easy to take healthy eyes for granted. However, as we age, our vision …

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Arm Exercises You Haven’t Done Before

Yes, you can build a toned upper half sans bicep curls. Here are eight arm exercises you should add to your rotation. You’ve probably cranked out a bunch of bicep curls and triceps kickbacks throughout your days at the gym. And while these moves work great for building muscles in …

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This Total-Body Workout Sneaks Core Into Every Move

Planks are great, but there’s more to developing a solid core. Here’s a full-body workout to get you on your way to a stronger core. A strong core will help you succeed at every different kind of workouts, whether it’s running, spinning, CrossFit, boxing, or yoga. That’s why it’s so …

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7 HIIT Mistakes You’re Probably Making

here are some aspects of the fat-burning workout that you may be doing wrong. .Considering HIIT — or high-intensity interval training — is known to burn fat, improve metabolic health and increase VO2 max levels, you may have jumped on board enthusiastically. After all, it’s known to fire up your …

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A Layer of Fat Around Your Heart May Be Just as Risky as Belly Fat

You already know that fat around your midsection—aka visceral fat—is more dangerous than fat stored elsewhere on the body, because it surrounds your organs and releases compounds that contribute to inflammation. But that same type of visceral fat can also accumulate in a hidden location that may be just as …

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Can a DNA Test Really Pinpoint Your Perfect Diet and Workout?

A new crop of DNA tests claim they can reveal the ideal diet, exercise and sleep routine for your genetic makeup. We asked experts if they’re legit. It sounds either too good or too futuristic to be true: Just by spitting into a tube, you can find out the answers …

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What Makes Belly Fat Different from Other Fat?

You’re already aware that having excess fat isn’t good for you. But did you know that different types of fat come with different health implications? That’s right. Your won’t-budge belly pudge comes in two forms: visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. In this video, we’re focusing on the former. Visceral fat …

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How to Trick Your Brain into Eating Less, According to an Expert in ‘Gastrophysics’

What is gastrophysics? How satisfied you feel by your breakfast smoothie or your 4 o’clock snack may have more to do with what’s in your mind than what’s in your mouth. The experience of eating and drinking is influenced by a host of surprising factors, from the weight of your …

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