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Just last week, actor Sonam Kapoor shared with her fans her struggle with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). She revealed that she has been suffering from this syndrome from the age of 14. In her latest Instagram post, Sonam penned what she eats in a day and the choices she makes to curb PCOS. The actor thanked her fans for the overwhelming response to her previous PCOS video. She said that the words of encouragement have pushed her to make Chapter 2 of her PCOS series: My PCOS Diet. She wrote, “Usually my food intake consists of everything natural, fresh and local. Wherever I am, I make sure I indulge in the produce that is locally and freshly available. A handful of berries with coconut yogurt is my go-to option for breakfast. This coupled with a cup of either
Fasting is a trend that is gaining popularity due to its potential benefits in some common chronic conditions.
Among the different types of fasting, intermittent fasting is one of the most popular. This fasting alternates intervals of extreme calorie reduction with periods of normal eating. A different kind of fasting is the Fasting Mimicking Diet, or FMD, as the experts at Ackerman Cancer Center said.
FMD is followed for five days at a time, and it is low in calories, sugars, and protein, but high in unsaturated fats. FMD has shown to decrease risk factors/biomarkers for aging, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer without significant adverse effects of complete fasting, according to the cancer center.
One in eight women in America will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, the numbers from the American Cancer Society show. And just last month, Nature Communications published research from a randomized phase 2 trial that
We should be buying body washes and moisturisers that nurture the billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live on our skin to keep it healthy — if big skincare brands are to be believed.
Like the gut microbiome, the trillions of ‘friendly’ bacteria that inhabit our gut where they keep ‘bad bacteria’ at bay, the skin microbiome is increasingly believed to be important for health, with imbalances linked to skin conditions, including rosacea, acne and eczema.
Harsh cleansers, body washes and scrubs are being blamed for disrupting the balance of our skin microbiome and, just as ‘probiotic’ yoghurts are marketed as a way to up the ‘good’ bacteria in the gut, it is now possible to buy toiletries designed to nurture and boost the ‘friendly’ bacteria on our skin.
We should be buying body washes and moisturisers that nurture the billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live on
Skincare has always been a major concern for both men and women, and given our busy schedules, stress, sun damage and pollution, all of which have a tremendously negative effect on our skin, it has become more important that ever to have good products in one’s skincare routine. It is extremely important to use the right kind of products to prevent further damage to the facial skin, as it is much more delicate that the skin on the rest of the body. One must use an effective face wash that meets all requirements, is correct for your skin type and does not cause irritation on your skin. Here are some of the best face washes for all skin types for you to choose from. Read on…
1. Wow’s Apple Cider Vinegar Foaming Face Wash has a special formulation containing active ingredients which help in deep cleansing and revitalising the skin,
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The Gateway Family YMCA and Shaping Eastern Union County will join local groups across the country to celebrate the 19th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day on September 30th 2020. As a virtual host site, The Gateway Family YMCA will provide complimentary guest access to YMCA Virtual Group Exercise and Chronic Disease Programs, with additional information and resources available throughout the event. For more information or to register, visit www.tgfymca.org/events.
On this day, The Gateway Family YMCA will join with an estimated 500 organizations and women of all ages across the country to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care.
According to Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA, “Women’s Health & Fitness Day is an opportunity for women to
The pandemic has forced people to stay indoors, while some are utilising the extra time to brush up on their culinary skills and taking online courses, others have turned conscious about skincare routines and beauty regimens. This has led to a rise in skin-related problems. “We have seen an increase in the number of people coming in with problems such as acne, rashes, eczema, and dry and irritated skin. Overindulgence is one of the main reasons for this,” says
Dr Rinky Kapoor, cosmetic dermatologist and dermato-surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics. “Many go overboard with skincare, and end up disturbing the skin’s natural balance.”
The main culprits are too much cleansing, over-exfoliating and frequent use of face masks. Even home remedies are to blame. Scrubs and packs made with coarsely ground pulses have
From treadmills to spin cycles, there are a host of exercise machines that can get you your at-home cardio fix. But there may not be a better cardio machine than the classic rower. Today’s an especially great day for taking up rowing, because Amazon slashed the price on one of our favorite rowing machines.
Just a few minutes of hard rowing (or heck, 90 seconds, if you’re rowing hard enough) can redline your heart rate, but the activity does more than that too. It’ll also fire up your glutes and hamstrings, build critical mid-back strength, and activate your biceps and forearms with every stroke.
And when you’re rowing with explosion, you’re also taxing your abs, too: They’re key to helping you pull back with power and maintain the neutral spine you need. It all adds up to a fierce workout no matter how you do it. You could easily row
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with basal cell carcinoma being the most common subtype. (4,6) The main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. There are also a handful of rare skin cancers including Merkel cell carcinoma, which is very aggressive. (6)
Basal cell carcinoma BCC is defined as abnormal, uncontrolled growths that arise from the skin’s basal cells in the epidermis — the outermost layer of skin. Most cases are caused by a combination of intermittent intense exposure and cumulative, long-term exposure to UV rays. (6)
Therapies currently used to treat basal cell are very effective, with an 85 to 95 percent recurrence-free cure rate, meaning the area of skin treated is effectively cured after the first round of treatment. (7)
Anthony M. Rossi, MD, a dermatologic surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in
If you want to be a part of an inspiring story about a small-town girl pursuing big dreams in the fitness world, then you’d want to read about Kailua-Kona’s Winona Chen and, you will want to vote for her.
Chen is currently among 64 women in the semifinalist round, all competing for the coveted title of Ms. Health & Fitness 2020. One might wonder how big of a competition this is? Well, it’s big considering the online fitness competition began on July 20 with a whopping 64,000 contestants!
Ms. Health & Fitness is a fan voting competition that has grown to become the world’s largest virtual fitness event in just the last three years. Online votes through Facebook are counted toward each contestant, moving them through qualifying rounds while dwindling down the field, and eventually determine who will be the next Ms. Health & Fitness.
According to the Ms. Health