Health & Beauty Tips – Week of August 15th

Beauty Tip- The Perfect Skirt Length

      Nothing can age you more than wearing a skirt that is too long but on the other hand, skirts that are too short can look like you are trying too hard and inappropriate. To find the perfect length locate the spot on the back of your knee that curves in slightly, where your upper and lower leg meet. From the front, it’s just above the knee. For a bit more conservative look, have your skirts hit the middle of the knee. Revealing your entire calf creates an elongated look. When a skirt hits mid -calf, it chops your leg in half making you look frumpy and your calves huge. Once you have tweaked your length look at the width, most woman are wearing their skirts too wide. Narrower is sexier.

Source:

How Not To Look Old, Charla Krupp Copyright 2008

 

Health Tip- Detox, Relax and Build Collagen at the Same Time!

      An infrared sauna can do wonders for your health. Infrared saunas are different from conventional saunas in many ways. They require virtually no maintenance, you can put them just about anywhere, you get a deeper sweat, and they actually build collagen!

Infrared heat is the heat that you get from the sun without the harmful UV rays. Infrared heat penetrates deeper than heat in a conventional sauna. Infrared heat raises your body core temperature so you get a deeper sweat. At 120 degrees in an infrared sauna you get far superior benefits than 180 degrees in a conventional sauna. A conventional sauna heats the air. An infrared sauna heats human skin…

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Green Tip- 2 million Trees

      Did you know that if every household replaced just one 12 pack of 300 sheet virgin fiber bathroom tissue with 100% recycled bathroom tissue that we could save 2 million trees! If everyone only used recycled bathroom tissue and did nothing else think of the millions of trees that would be saved annually! Check out Seventh Generation brand. You can purchase it at HEB.

 

 

Dental Tip- Tooth Loss related to Dementia

      It is clear that your oral health is directly related to your overall health. New research suggests that untreated gum disease which leads to tooth loss can be related to Dementia. “The bacteria that are most often blamed for gum disease, cavities and tooth loss can also cause inflammation in other parts of the body. We know, for example, that untreated gum disease can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. So it may be possible, these researchers say, that this inflammation also causes changes in the brain that give mild memory impairment just the boost it needs to take hold in otherwise healthy adults.” *The problem with gum disease is that it does not hurt until it is very advanced. Keep up with regular cleanings and checkups to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, lung disease and dementia.

*Source:

Okamoto, N., et al. (2010). Relationship of tooth loss to mild memory impairment and cognitive impairment: findings from the Fujiwara-kyo study