Month: December 2018

New Year, New Me: 5 Types of Therapy to Try in the New Year

New Year, New Me: 5 Types of Therapy to Try in the New Year

It’s true that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) reduces depression symptoms. However, there are other types of therapy to consider. CBT is the most common form of therapy. Depending on your needs, another form of therapy might enhance your mental health. Here are 5 different types 

Reducing Your Risk of an Accident: Motorcycle Safety Tips for Every Biker

Reducing Your Risk of an Accident: Motorcycle Safety Tips for Every Biker

Whether you’ve been an avid motorcyclist for 20 years or you just bought your first motorcycle, it’s important to know how to stay safe while sharing the road with other motorists. As a motorcyclist, you are more likely to be injured in an accident simply 

Beauty Tips: The DOs and Don’ts for Naturally Beautiful Skin

Beauty Tips: The DOs and Don’ts for Naturally Beautiful Skin

A person’s skin is the largest organ they have in their body. And at times, it can be one of the most challenging parts of the body to take care of. With a little common sense and some hard work, your skin can become naturally beautiful for the rest of your life.

Naturally-beautiful skin doesn’t come easy to everyone. According to Medaesthetics, some skin needs a little extra TLC, while others need even more work. No matter what your skin needs to look beautiful, gentle is always the way to go.

Here are the Do’s and Don’ts for naturally beautiful skin at any age.

Do’s For Healthy Skin

Start from the inside – If you haven’t already, switch to eating good, healthy, plant based foods. Opt for more veggies and green foods. Green plants, as well as fruits, have the necessary protein and vitamins your skin needs to correct blemishes and maintain a healthy glow. Of all the vitamins, Vitamin C is the most important for healthy skin.

Other items to include in your daily diet are Omega 3 fatty acids, in limited supply, fibers, nuts, and fish.

Water – Your skin needs plenty of water to maintain a healthy glow and keep its plump nature. The water must come from the inside, not the out. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated for your organs, and glowing for your skin.

Sunscreen – The sun can damage your soft and gentle skin in less than a day. Sun rays increase spots and dark pigmentation on the surface of your skin, but will also destroy the inner workings of your skin.

Always apply sunscreen, even on overcast and cloudy days. The sun’s rays are so strong, they can burn your skin even through clouds. The sun’s rays also bounce off ice and snow, therefore, simply use sunscreen everyday you venture outside to be on the safe side.

Don’ts For Healthy Skin

No Spicy Foods – Again, you must start from the inside to have a beautiful outside. Skip the spicy, fermented, oily, and general “junk” foods. Don’t eat too much salted food. Instead, eat foods that have a high water content and are fresh and good for you.

Don’t Skip Your Sink Care Routine – At the end of the day, your skin as collected a lot of toxins. Even if you spent the day in the fresh air, your pores collect pollen, dirt, oil, and pollution. Every night, before bed, you need to use a gentle cleanser, a toner, and a moisturizer to maintain healthy, beautiful skin.

Don’t Pick on Your Skin – Popping pimples or scraping dry patches will leave a dark scar that takes years to repair and disappear. Dark spots, from popping pimples, make you look older. The swelling and redness of a pimple will go away, but scarred tissue will not be repaired as easily.

The general rule when it comes to your skin is to be gentle. Avoid the urge to pick, scratch and rub your skin. Use a mild soap to avoid stripping away the natural oils. Allow your skin to breathe with no makeup and light moisturizer when you are indoors. There are also pollutions inside, so always, always, wash your face before going to bed.

As you enter different stages of your life, your skin will need extra care.

5 Ways to Improve Sex for Men with Low Testosterone

5 Ways to Improve Sex for Men with Low Testosterone

We all know that sex is one of the best and most tense pleasures ever existed. But this pleasure has been stolen from us by the pressures of our modern day life. We are too tired, too distracted, or even too busy to have sex. 

The Charms of Hamburg (3 Powerful Reasons To Visit This Party City)

The Charms of Hamburg (3 Powerful Reasons To Visit This Party City)

This beautiful city near the North Sea stole the hearts of many tourists. Its stunning architecture, which is quite unusual for German sensibilities, will bring you a lot of great memories and Instagram-worthy pictures. Also, Hamburg has an immensely popular nightlife scene as well, which 

Moms, It’s Time to Get Real About Postpartum Incontinence

Moms, It’s Time to Get Real About Postpartum Incontinence

There are a lot of aspects of motherhood — particularly pregnancy and the physical and mental aspects of postpartum healing — that aren’t talked about in open, productive ways. This can result in shame, stigma, and sadness in new moms who are experiencing perfectly normal aspects of motherhood.

The real, honest truth is that childbirth is an extraordinary physical feat that, while the body is designed to heal and recover, takes a serious toll on the female body. Instead of remaining silent about that, leaving moms to deal with the effects in silence, we could get real about postpartum healing and all that it entails.

Postpartum stress incontinence is real — and normal.

During vaginal delivery, muscle and tissue can be weakened or even damaged. Beyond that, the uterus shrinks in the weeks following childbirth, sitting directly atop the bladder and compressing it, adding additional pressure that makes “holding it” hard to do.

The result is something called stress incontinence, a condition in which physical movement or activity causes urine leakage. “Stress” refers to physical movements that put pressure on the bladder (not mental stress) such as coughing, sneezing, exercise, laughing, or heavy lifting.

Urinary incontinence affects at least 7 million postpartum women in the U.S.

Healing takes time

It can take three to six months (or even longer in some cases) for postpartum women to regain full bladder control, so don’t feel ashamed if it feels you aren’t “bouncing back” quickly enough. If you’re still experiencing stress incontinence more than six months postpartum, it’s worth discussing with your OBGYN, but know that healing is an ongoing process and you aren’t “broken” or “abnormal.”

Treating (and Dealing With) Postpartum Incontinence

  1. Kegel exercises will help to begin healing and strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. Talk with your OBGYN about when it’s appropriate for you to begin kegel exercises, and how many repetitions you should work up to per day.
  2. Begin a sensible, slow-paced plan to shed pregnancy weight, as extra weight puts pressure on the bladder and increases your risk of stress incontinence. Don’t rush the weight loss — work toward it at a pace that is healthy.
  3. Stay hydrated. That may seem counterintuitive, but dehydration will make you vulnerable to Urinary Tract Infections, which no one wants!
  4. Train your bladder. Every 30 minutes, before you even feel the urge to “go,” go to the restroom and empty your bladder. This will keep you from leaking urine at the wrong times.
  5. Wear a bladder pad. These are specifically designed to wick moisture away to absorb and control bladder leaks. Period pads also work, but are not designed to be as absorbent as a true incontinence product — so you’ll be far more comfortable wearing the right products.

Remember, you’re not alone — this is something many (if not most) moms deal with after giving birth. Your body is healing, and it’s beautiful.

What To Do In The Event Of A Dental Emergency

What To Do In The Event Of A Dental Emergency

Image Source: Pixabay Dealing with any emergency can be stressful at the best of times and with a dental issue, it is likely to be very painful, which only makes things worse. It might be a broken or chipped tooth, as the result of a 

3 Ways to Better Your Heart Health

3 Ways to Better Your Heart Health

Your heart works hard around the clock to ensure that you can not only remain healthy, but alive. Don’t you think it’s time you showed it a bit of TLC? The best way to care for your ticker is to do all you can to 

How to Always Get the Best Quality Marijuana from a Dispensary

How to Always Get the Best Quality Marijuana from a Dispensary

Buying cannabis from a dispensary is not any different from a regular visit to your local grocery store. A well-supplied shop should have a plethora of choice and it is in your best interest, as a customer, to always get the finest product on the market for your money.

Any good dispensary will tell you that the best customer is a returning customer, and it is in their best interest to answer all your questions and help you find exactly what you need. People’s OC confirm this and add that going to a renowned dispensary armed with a list of questions is a sure way of getting exactly what you want and while making everyone’s job easier.

Know your marijuana

Before you decide to make a purchase you should inform yourself a bit, do some research about what types of weed there are, then check what the dispensary has to offer. Do you like indica, sativa or a hybrid? How do you prefer to consume it? What kind of experience would you like to have and are there any side effects you’d rather avoid?

These are some of the questions to help you find your type of weed efficiently. It’s not a big deal if you don’t know or if you are new at this. If you feel skeptical you can always read reviews online to find a good dispensary and start from there. Guys at the desk will gladly help you pick something if you try to describe what kind of experience you want to have. The more information you provide, the easier it is for everyone.

Telling quality from mediocrity

Sometimes it’s best to trust your own knowledge and use it to discern whether the cannabis you are looking at is worth your money. Things you need to pay attention to are the looks and the smell. Good-quality marijuana usually has a hefty blanket of trichomes with little to no sugar leaves. The nug should feel sturdy in your hand and not too dry and flower to stem ratio should be high. If you don’t find any of these characteristics then avoid buying because that product is not of good quality.

The smell needs are strong. If it smells of hay or has no smell at all then you should find something else because that particular plant probably has very little terpene which plays a significant role, in other words, it determines what sort of effect marijuana will have on your body and mind. You don’t need to follow these steps blindly, but they will be good references to tell a good product from a bad one.

Additional questions

Now that you are more aware of how you should approach cannabis purchase, here is some more information that might help you get the best out of your deal. Some recreational dispensaries in California have the policy to grow the product they sell so they should have first-hand information on what each of their plants does. You can ask where the product was grown, indoors or outdoors, the conditions it was in? What type of product is currently available at the dispensary and what is it like, are there any negative side effects? Which product is the most popular and sought after? What are they most proud of and why, etc.

The more questions you ask easier it would be for the employees to find the best weed for you. If you realize that they are experienced, professional, passionate and enthusiastic then you are in the right place. You will be served by people who love cannabis themselves, and it is sort of their mission to share their good experiences with you, the customer.