Did you know that your fingernails can reveal clues about your physical & mental health. Strong, healthy nails reflect a strong, healthy you. You can tell if your nails are healthy simply by noticing their color, naturally pink nails are healthy with kept cuticle and free from peeling or cracking.
Your fingernails can give clues about your lifestyle, if you are eating healthy or not. Fingernails can reflect some nutritional deficiencies, such as low levels of iron, biotin and protein. Healthy nutritional choices support healthy hair, skin and nails. It’s plain and simple you are what you eat, so if you want to look healthy – eat healthy.
Occasionally we all experience some issues with our fingernails, but normally it only lasts for a short period of time and is usually caused by nutritional issues, stress or bad lifestyle. Your nails can provide important clues about what’s going on in the rest of your body. Fingernail problems are not to ignore, they can reveal health problems like asthma, diabetes, heart problems, cancer, psoriasis, malnutrition or respiratory disease. Any changes in the color, texture or shape of your nails may indicate a long list of underlying medical conditions.
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People often take the small things in life for granted, things like health, love, kids, money and the abilities to walk, talk see and hear. When all of those things can be taken away from us so easily in a split of a second. We never know what happens next in life, it can be winning the lottery, meeting the love of your life, getting your dreamhouse, accident or illness. All of those things are so important to us and to our happiness. We all should learn to appreciate the little things in life that make our day´s worthwhile. I know it sounds corny, but counting your blessings isn´t a bad idea because those are the things that matters. To sit down and think about your blessings is a great way to obtain positive thinking wich makes you happier and you gain more emotional balance, so what are your blessings in life?
Stretching is important to keep the muscles well circulated and healthy, too many people neglect it – myself included. Most days we spend in the same posture, sitting at the desk all day. If we do not stretch we make or muscles short and tight. Wich will lead to health problems like a stiff neck and shoulder or a headache and a sore back. Stretching increases your blood flow and flexibility, wich makes it more comfortable to perform physical activity. Stretching will also improve your posture. If we don’t stretch regularly we will increase the risk of aches and pain, caused by short, stiff muscles. It only takes few minutes each day to stretch.
A breast self-examination involves checking your breasts for lumps or changes. The reason women do breast self-exams is to learn what’s normal for their breasts. The best time to do a self breast exam is about 3 – 5 days after your period starts. The best way to perform a breast self-examination is lying down and lightly touch your breasts with your fingertips. Then press down your fingers gently yet firmly, using small circular motions to examine the entire breast. Look for changes or problems in the breast tissue. Even though you discover a lump in your brest it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have cancer, but it’s important to see a doctor to be sure. Breast cancer can occur at any age, though it is most common in women older than 50. For further information I recommend the site www.breastcancer.org
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. People all over the world are wearing pink ribbons to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer. It’s also a reminder for women of all ages to be aware of the importance to perform breast self-exams at least once a mont. About 40% of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women performing a regular breast self-exam. If you feel a lump in your breast don’t wait – see a doctor. Mammograms can also help you to detect cancer. Finding breast cancer early and treating it are the most important strategies in the fight against it.
Blogs, websites, networks and social media pages around the world are turning the internet pink to help raise awareness for breast cancer! It’s our way of helping out and spreading the word about breast cancer.