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We do everything in our power to be healthy. However, our body has ways of communicating, which, if we know how to read them, can be of great help to our quality of life. In this regard, we often forget about feces. Normally, they are a topic that no one wants to talk about, but today we will share with you some reasons why you should pay more attention to them.
When you finally come back home after a busy day at work, you’re often so exhausted you simply have no energy to change your clothes. You cook dinner, do the dishes, and put your kids to bed while wearing the same jeans and sweatshirt you put on in the morning. But it turns out, this habit isn’t that harmless after all, and eventually it may mess with your health and your looks.
Many of us have been focusing on eating less salt and in some cases have ignored it completely because salt is considered bad for our health. Well, this is not all true, after all, salt is an important electrolyte that helps our body work normally. If you have decided to avoid salt, make sure you don’t remove it completely and try to understand how the body will react to this new change.
For thousands of years, women have been getting pregnant and bearing children in their teens and early 20s, but lately the average age of mothers giving birth has changed to be in their 30s. In fact, in 2017, almost half of all births in England and Wales were to mothers who were 30 years old. Modern medicine allows women to choose to postpone having babies, but there are benefits and risks that come with getting pregnant in their 20s versus their 30s.
There are about 2,368 bacterial species that live in belly buttons alone, probably more, and yet its hygiene is often neglected. Using a cotton swab to clean out your ear wax is actually dangerous and unnecessary. As it turns out, we’ve been cleaning our body parts the wrong way all along and doing more damage than good.
From wraps to cups, bras are available nowadays in the most unique shapes and design varieties made to please every woman who wears them. Aside from creating a foundation for your clothing and making you look good, bras are made to benefit you in a diversity of ways. If bras haven’t won your heart yet, we from Bright Side would like to show you some reasons why they should.
Our bodies are made up of 60% water, and it’s only natural that spending time in a tub of water has health benefits. Even though you probably don’t have the time or desire to make it a regular habit, taking baths has both mental and physical advantages. And it is highly advisable to spend time sudsing up in your bathtub 2-3 times per week. However, if you have any skin conditions or allergies, consult your doctor first before making any changes to your habits.
Apart from cotton swabs, doctors have seen patients use hairpins, tweezers, pens, and even straws in order to clean their ears. None of these tools are effective, though, and cotton swabs, especially, can do more harm than good. They might give you a sense of satisfaction and cleanliness, but in reality, it is a false feeling. Stick around, and you will see all the damage they can cause to your ears.
In biology class, we learned that we inherit 50% of our DNA from our mothers and 50% from our fathers. This biological fact, however, does not mean that each parent passes on an equal amount of physical characteristics and genetic characteristics to their child. In fact, children are 60% more likely to inherit active traits from their fathers simply because nature prefers to express those genes.
Dermatologists recommend spending about 5 to 10 minutes a day in the shower. While some of us can’t imagine facing the day without a morning rinse, others prefer to wash away the daily stress at night. And although the time you take a shower comes down to your own personal preferences, those who choose to do it at night can actually reap more beauty and health benefits.
Comments made by our family members or loved ones are often comforting words for our souls that help us feel a little happier. But sometimes, their words can hurt. They may not perceive something the right way, even if that thing is a totally healthy and beneficial habit for our well-being. Ideas about how to do things are rooted in societal norms, and many of them don’t make sense.
While they may not all be cause for concern, some common signs our bodies give us as warnings of bigger problems often get ignored. When our health is at stake, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. So it’s a great idea to make a doctor’s appointment when we notice these symptoms.
Dealing with excess fat and a lack of muscle tone in the upper arms is a common issue. One significant factor contributing to this problem is aging, which often leads to skin laxity and flabbiness in the upper arms. As people age, changes in the skin’s elasticity and underlying muscle structure can result in the appearance of sagging or loose skin in this area. We collected the most effective strategies to prevent saggy arms.
The tooth fairy is a welcome guest for any child who has lost a tooth. Not only will the fairy leave a small gift under the child’s pillow, but they be assured of a replacement tooth in a few months. Unfortunately, the scenario is quite different for adults grappling with a loss of teeth. Luckily, there may be some hope thanks to a new study performed by scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Fukui.
In February 2020, Canadian babies unwittingly became part of a groundbreaking scientific endeavor, shedding light on a new frontier in science known as the Gut-Brain Axis. This emerging field explores the intricate relationship between the gut and the brain, challenging traditional notions of consciousness and cognition.
When we have a fast pace and an exhausting routine, we sometimes feel tempted to give up what is really good for our health, for example, getting a good night’s sleep. Or, at times, no matter how tired we are, we simply can not just close our eyes and get a good night’s sleep. The explanation is simple: we tend to adopt bad habits that have a direct impact on our health and therefore on the quality of our sleep.
Coffee, with its high caffeine content, can have significant effects on the human body. Upon consumption, caffeine quickly enters the bloodstream, stimulating the central nervous system and blocking the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation and sleepiness. Besides this well-known effect, there are some other curious outcomes.
Anna Peterson is a dental expert from Essex. The woman regularly shares her professional dental tips on TikTok under the handle @annapetersondental. In a recent video that quickly went viral, she explained what causes “black triangles” to appear between the teeth. The woman also explained how to prevent them and make your smile even brighter.
If you don't usually wear makeup, LOOK CLOSE TO THAT FOR YOUR WEDDING. I went to a wedding where I knew who the bride was because she was wearing the white bridal gown. From the neck up, she looked like a leftover from the bachelor party.
According to statistics, 85% of people worldwide have low self-esteem. The experiment conducted by Dove has proven this to be true. An artist was asked to paint 2 portraits of the same woman: the first one according to her description of herself and the other one according to her description by a stranger. Eventually, the portrait revealed that the woman’s own description turned out less attractive than the other. Women tended to assess themselves too rigorously, drawing attention to all their imperfections. So, with that in mind, we decided to find out what physical features many women tend to feel insecure about when they have no reason to be.
Gluten is called a silent killer because it can cause chronic damage throughout the body. Sometimes the patient isn’t even aware of the consequences of gluten consumption. So, it’s better to check if your body has a gluten intolerance.
Not every girl is ready to go to the gym after work on a regular basis. Meanwhile, everyone wants to be healthy and fit. Don’t give up that easy — many exercises that trainers recommend can be performed at home. And you might be able to attain the same results by going to a gym, if you perform them regularly.
Our everyday habits influence our behavior more than we realize, and it’s important to consider what we put our minds to on a regular basis. According to research, habits can actually be destructive, so it’s much better to have knowledge about what’s really good and bad for you.
Many of us hate that feeling of fear that paralyzes us in everyday situations and leave us wishing we didn’t feel fear whatsoever. And few people deny the fact that physical pain is uncomfortable and irritating to go through and wishes to be immune to it. Well, be careful what you wish for because these “superpowers” and many more do actually exist in real life, but they often come with a package of rare chronic conditions.
We’re used to thinking that good skincare means having squeaky clean skin. However, lathering up your body from head to toe with soap may do more harm than good for your health and your looks. While the soap surely smells good, it’s far from being beneficial for your skin.
More than 50% of women can experience noticeable hair loss in their lifetime. This especially applies to women older than 40 who have just had babies or started menopause. Yes, you can cut your hair short, but still, it’s worth trying to overcome the problem.
In the 21st century, we have finally understood that watching our health is important. Yet we often forget to pay attention to the signals our body sends us. Have you ever analyzed your stool? As gross as it may sound, its color and shape can reveal a lot about your health.
The trend of having a slim and fit body led to the creation of dozens of myths about diets and workout. Nowadays, personal trainers use their knowledge of physiology and the human anatomy to distinguish the best types of workouts for men and for women. The exercises that help men look terrific can actually have a completely opposite effect on women so it’s important to know which exercises are good for your body type.
There’s a common belief that it takes 21 days for a habit to form. But scientists have proven that an average of 66 days is necessary in order to turn an action into something that you do without having to think about it. And getting rid of a habit that’s already been formed could take much longer. But it’s definitely worth considering which of your habits are healthy and which may be harmful.
We at Bright Side are positive that everyone is capable of building the body of their dreams. We have collected the most efficient yoga poses that will not only improve the shape of your breasts and the volume of your lungs, but also make you feel strong and healthy.
Some find that a shower in the morning serves as a way to freshen up and start the day, while others see a shower at night as a way to relax and unwind. However, science doesn’t agree with this practice. In fact, dermatologist Sandy Skotnicki, MD. recommends showering less regularly and only washing 3 body parts.