sunscreens It's well-established that if you're going to be out in the sun, the best way to protect yourself and your children from harmful ultraviolet radiation (in combination with limiting the time of your exposure and covering up with a long-sleeve shirt, hat and sunglasses) is to continuously apply sunscreen.
When you apply a product with SPF (Sun Protection Factor), you're protecting the skin from UVB rays, the shorter of the UV waves that can give you a sunburn. But what about UVA protection? This is where protection gets dicey. While many sunscreens are labeled "broad spectrum," which leads you to believe you're getting total coverage, the actual UVA protection may be inadequate. UVA, comprised of UVA1 and UVA2 rays, can cause skin damage, aging and cancer - with no signs whatsoever. Equally as concerning, it is believed that some ingredients commonly found in chemical sunscreens (such as oxybenzone, found in 80 percent of chemical sunscreens) break down when exposed to sunlight,
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 10, 2013 12:15 PM EDT
sunscreens It's well-established that if you're going to be out in the sun, the best way to protect yourself and your children from harmful ultraviolet radiation (in combination with limiting the time of your exposure and covering up with a long-sleeve shirt, hat and sunglasses) is to continuously apply sunscreen.Read More »from Safe Ways to Get Some Rays: 10 of the Highest-rated Sunscreens on the Market
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 10, 2013 11:46 AM EDT
We all spend a lot of time preparing for bathing suit season. We eat well, exercise like crazy, and even sometimes rub our skins with crazy creams to help us slim down. Then summer arrives and…now what? It is time to maintain all that hard work while not spending the summer completely deprived of any gustatory pleasure. But how? It isn't easy, but there are in fact a few ways you can make it through a wonderful summer in your favorite suit while still enjoying your favorite treats. Here are a few of my secrets to eating well all summer long! -By Kelsey Banfield
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.We've all encountered cancer in some way: Whether we've lost a loved one or have battled it ourselves, the big C looms all around us. And, sometimes it feels like the media loves to capitalize on our fear - hardly a week goes by without the news telling us about part of our daily routine that might be slowly be killing us. Between the media constantly hyping cancer scares and the reality of so many people in our lives actually facing cancer, it's getting increasingly more difficult to have perspective on what should realistically concern us.
So, to find out more about the current buzzy cancer scares, we caught up with some experts to separate the facts from the fiction. Read on to peek behind the curtain of three cancer scares - this is need-to-know stuff.
Oral Sex, HPV, and Throat Cancer
By now, we've all heard about Michael Douglas blaming his throat cancer on cunnilingus. We love safe sex, and think the more it's discussed, the better, but we were
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5 Ways To Take Your Workout Routine Outside Warm summer days are the perfect time to indulge in a number of outdoor activities-from lounging around the pool to dining al fresco-and also offer a great excuse to skip the gym and take your workout outside. Not sure where to start? Grab those sneakers and try these fitness ideas pronto.
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Let that treadmill gather some dust for the next few months, and hit up a local trail instead. Trail running is a great change of pace from road running (and the treadmill) because the uneven terrain requires balance and total engagement, creating a more intense workout. Without even increasing your speed, your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems will be tapped.
Take An Outdoor Class
Skip the yoga studio and head for the park. You can find outdoor classes in your area through sites like meetup.com that locate yoga, pilates and strength training classes within miles of your home.
- YouBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 10, 2013 9:43 AM EDT
There's a reason you crave the sweet stuff.
When a person does cocaine it creates a surge of pleasure molecules in the brain, including serotonin and dopamine, or decreases their inactivation. Stay with us, here. It both creates a rush of molecules and blocks their degradation-two things that boost their effects. These cause a pleasure rush in you, at least until your brain receptors get used to it. Many get addicted to this rush and seek out the drug whenever, wherever they can. You would then seek more to overcome your brain receptors getting to use to the rush. Cocaine is not the only substance that does this. And, no, we're not talking about other hard drugs. We're talking about something you've probably put into your body already today: simple sugars and their equivalent, simple or added syrups.
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- Cheapism.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 10, 2013 9:10 AM EDT
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Did you know that more than half the U.S. national parks let visitors in for free? Even outside those designated confines, miles of trails crisscross the country and require no entrance fee. All you need is adequate protection: sunscreen, perhaps a good hat, and sturdy shoes. The latter can cost hundreds, but Cheapism.com has selected four pairs of hiking shoes and boots that are relatively cheap -- $90 or less -- and earn positive ratings from experts and casual hikers alike. They're supportive, lightweight, and equipped to keep feet dry and comfortable. (They're available for men as well as women.)Men's Merrell Moab Ventilator
The Merrell Moab Ventilator (starting at $79) fits perfectly if you need something that's light and comfortable but provides plenty of grip for your outdoor adventures. Experts at Outdoor Gear Lab have declared this hiking shoe the best value out there for women. As you might expect from the name, theRead More »from Best Hiking Boots Under $90 for Frugal Nature Lovers
- Zoe Moon | Healthy Living – Sun, Jun 9, 2013 5:29 PM EDT
ZOE MOON ASTROLOGY
It's a New Moon week with Jupiter leading it forward so do absolutely everything you can to initiate new ideas and agreements, sign documents, negotiate terms, make sales, write, propose, accept offers, meet, talk, push things forward in local arenas or get moving on those short trips to nearby towns, put things in motion with siblings, neighbors, moves, vehicles, or electronics, and choose.
The week ahead for ARIES: Be serious about any writing projects, interviews, auditions, sales, agreements, meetings, talks, or decisions this week. You can move a few mountains if you are proactive. Monday and Tuesday are good for working on the home or move, furthering real estate deals, getting renovations underway, involving family, roommates or parents on interests, and nurturing projects along. Someone in a power position
Monday and Tuesday the Cancer Moon will emphasize home, real estate deals, family, parents, roommates, moves, renovations, and security needs. Both days will put youRead More »from ZOE MOON ASTROLOGY WEEKLY HOROSCOPE FORECAST June 10-16
by QuickieChick Laurel House
Just because you're working out doesn't mean you have to look frumpy. You can be stylish without looking styled (or feeling uncomfortable). Here are 3 Fitness styles perfect for Cardio, Spinning and Yoga.
A few trends to watch for: Neon, Tie Dye, Sexy/Sassy/Edgy, Mesh Details, Cut Outs, Body Shaping/Slimming Technology, Skorts, Super Light Sneakers, Colorful Bottoms
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Skorts! Bright colors on the bottom (bye bye black) and sass-appeal is so in! Loving this Skort from Athleta .
Sexy Tanks with Mesh and Bare-Back details are very in.
Super Light Sneakers . Bare foot running is cool, but super light sneakers are more realistic for daily life. The only sneakers I wear these days are Asics . Period.
Neon is back! I love the H&M Sport for budget-friendly styles.
BKR Bottle. Made of glass and silicone with a easy to hold handle, this is the perfectly stylish and durable bottle to hydrate you throughout your workout (plus it's one
Healthy HeartHeart disease isn't just your mother's problem. Doctors have found artery-clogging plaque buildup in the bodies of people as young as their teens and 20s. Stare down the number-one killer of women by getting smart about fat.Read More »from 4 Need to Know Healthy Heart Tips
SAVOR GOOD FATS
You can protect your heart by filling up on fats that boost good cholesterol, including monounsaturated fats (found in olive oil, canola oil, and nuts) and polyunsaturated fats (found in fish). Cut saturated fats (found in meat and cheese) to 7 percent of calories or less, and keep transfats (found in many baked goods and fast foods) to less than 1 percent of calories. So, for an 1800 calorie-a-day diet, you want less than 14 grams saturated fat and less than 2 grams transfats (a McDonald's Quarter Pounder with cheese has 12 grams saturated fat and 1.5 grams transfats).
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DON'T GO TOO LOW
Eating 30 to 35 percent of calories from fat may be better than eating a low 20 or 25 percent from fat. Recent research found
The Telegraph, sometimes from unlikely places.We know how fast Kate Middleton rumors spread—but how are they born? According to a recent report from London's Read More »from How Kate Middleton Gossip Happens
The paper claims that Paul Flattley, 30, a policeman in service for The Metropolitan Police was paid £7,600 (about $12,000) over the course of three years by the British tabloid the Sun, in exchange for at least 39 tip-offs on celebrities—including Kate Middleton and Prince William.
One of those tips contained information about when Kate and William would possibly announce their engagement. Back in 2010, when rumors were swirling, Flattley allegedly made several calls to Middleton's private security detail to check on whether the couple were planning on hiring additional security personnel, a possible sign that a royal announcement was imminent. The Sun's former defense correspondent Virginia Wheeler reportedly paid Flattley with cash stuffed in an envelope.
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