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In this section, you will find a treasure trove of information and advice that touches upon various aspects of health. This includes physical to mental and everything in between. Here, we unravel the intricate mysteries of the human body and mind, providing you with the knowledge and insights to make informed health decisions.
Our articles focus on the issues that matter most to you. Whether it's understanding the complexities of your body's metabolism, the influence of sleep patterns on your overall health, or the secrets behind effective lifestyle habits, we've got you covered. Discover fascinating facts about genetics, learn about the significance of everyday habits on your well-being, and find out the unexpected health impacts of common items in your home.
We also offer practical tips to tackle common health issues. Get advice on how to reduce bloating, improve sleep quality, and even stop snoring. Gain insight into personal hygiene practices, such as ear cleaning, or learn about the implications of seemingly simple habits, like holding your pee.
But we don't stop at the surface. We dive deeper into the science behind these topics, ensuring that our content is not just engaging but also backed by scientific research. Learn about the importance of different body fat types, the signals your body sends through your feces, or the traits you inherit from your parents.
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We invite you to explore, learn, and take charge of your health. Because a healthier you is a brighter you.
For many of us, deciding to stop wearing underwear might seem like an unusual thing to do. After all, we’re used to putting it on under our clothes, and some of us don’t even take it off at night. But occasionally going without underwear actually offers many health benefits that go way beyond your personal comfort.
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.
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.
Since ancient times, cucumbers have been used in India in meals as well as in traditional medicine. In a warm country like India, cucumbers can help provide necessary hydration and coolness to the body. And that’s not the only benefit this fruit provides (yes, it’s a fruit, not a vegetable).
As always at this time of year, store shelves are spoiling us with an abundant choice of summer shoes for every taste — be it in terms of form, color, or price. But, aspiring to look beautiful, one should also remember about health, convenience, and foot hygiene. We at Bright Side decided to help you make the right choice by preparing an illustrated guide to the common mistakes people make when choosing shoes for warm weather!
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.
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.
It’s not always easy to sit down and say what’s bothering you. You might not even have time for that, or you might simply think that everything is perfect in your life. However, your body never lies, and when you fail to listen to it, you get “messages.” They tend to be unpleasant, but your body uses them as a last resort to reach out to you for help.
The combination of nutritious meals, regular exercise, and a well-thought-out weight loss plan might not be enough to help you shed extra pounds. In this case, there may be small daily routines that are left unnoticed, and they need to be checked. Things like a preference for plant-based alternatives, an obsession with sports or the gym, or even your choice of casual clothes can significantly slow your journey down.
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.
You may have heard that wearing hair ties on your wrist can be bad for your health, but you may not have paid much attention to this. It turns out that this isn’t just a horror story from doctors, but a reality, and these words should be taken seriously.
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.
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.
In our pursuit of good health, we often overlook the body’s unique methods of communicating vital information. One such overlooked aspect is our feces. Typically, it’s a subject we’d rather avoid discussing, but today, we’ll shed light on why paying closer attention to this bodily function is essential.
Any one of my sons would have bitten her head off for saying that. And I'm not that type of mom to compete with a daughter-in-law, I think his wife should always come first. But what she said was rude and her son should have snapped her in place.
A desire to chew ice or to eat something salty all the time can be a sign of a deeper problem or a lack of minerals and vitamins, specialists say. That’s why it’s always a good idea to pay attention to any new developing habits, especially if they arise suddenly from out of nowhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
40%-50% of newborn babies have little white bumps on their faces. Sometimes these pimples stay with us until adulthood. The good news is it’s perfectly normal to have them. Just for you, we’ve gathered everything in one place, so there’s no need to frantically surf the web for answers.
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.