Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car—even for “just a minute”—while they run an errand. Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs: On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 100 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
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Watermelon seeds have important nutritional components such as zinc, manganese, copper, potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, several B Vitamins and protein. When watermelon seeds are dried and roasted, they can easily take the place of other unhealthy snacks. In the hot summer days we want to eat a juicy, bright red slice of watermelon. This refreshing snack is one of summer’s many pleasures. Many people think that the black seeds are their side effect but they do not know that they can help a lot in their health. You can pick these seeds while you are cutting the watermelon for a fruit salad. Nowadays there are seedless watermelons for people who do not want watermelon seeds. The watermelon seeds when are dried, they are edible and their nutritional value is very high. These seeds are low in calories.
Everyone knows that we need proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, but we often forget about fiber in the healthy eating equation. Fiber occurs naturally in foods that come from plants. Interestingly, we don’t actually digest fiber, yet it has been shown to be extremely beneficial for gut health. At the same time, a high-fiber diet can protect you against chronic illness and can prevent many chronic diseases.
When was the last time you thought about your blood pressure? If you're like most people, it probably hasn't been since your doctor mentioned it during your last checkup. But high blood pressure (hypertension) is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening problems like heart attack and stroke. The good news is that you can lower your risk of hypertension with lifestyle changes.
If you have high blood pressure, you'll probably experience no signs or symptoms of the condition, even if you have extremely high blood pressure.
In very rare cases, and if blood pressure reaches dangerous levels, a person may get headaches or more nosebleeds than normal.
But in the majority of cases, there are no signs or symptoms of hypertension, which is why it has been dubbed the “silent killer.”
If high blood pressure goes undetected for a long period of time, the condition can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body.
For some people, it takes being diagnosed with coronary heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure to learn that they also have high blood pressure.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic disease in which the lining of the large intestine (colon) becomes inflamed.
The colon then develops ulcers (open sores) that produce blood, pus, and mucus.
The small intestine is rarely affected.
The combination of inflammation and ulcers often causes abdominal discomfort, frequent bowel movements, and bloody stools.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but it's not the same as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Although the disorders share some of the same symptoms, such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, inflammation or ulcers do not occur with IBS.
Pilates strengthens and tones your core, including the muscles in your abdomen, pelvis, back, and shoulders, potentially improving your posture and balance.
You’ve probably heard that weight-bearing exercises — such as walking — can help reduce the risk of a broken bone when you have osteoporosis. But don’t overlook Pilates as a potential skeleton-saving workout for those with low bone density.
"The fundamentals of Pilates offer a terrific platform for strengthening bones and preventing fractures if done properly," says Rebekah Rotstein, a Pilates instructor at Kinected in New York City. Rotstein is the creator of Buff Bones, a movement system that draws on Pilates to manage and prevent bone and joint problems.
“You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world, and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull my hair out by the roots.” ~Sharon Stone.
For many, there is something natural about feeling like you want to pull all of your hair out when you’re stressed or overwhelmed. But for millions of others, this is more than a feeling – it is a reality.
The condition, known as “trichotillomania,” effects as much as 4% of the population at some point in their life (roughly 280,000,000 people in the world), and is a common and frequent symptom of stress and anxiety. It’s also not well known, and many people struggle with the condition in silence.
Millions of people struggle with anxiety every day. Overcoming anxiety is something that takes serious commitment. Most people want to stop panic attacks and anxiety overnight, but your anxiety has been forged through years of experiences, biology, and your own personality.
You can't simply turn that off on a whim.But that doesn't mean there aren't tools that can control your anxiety considerably, and in some cases you may find that these techniques make your anxiety far more manageable. The following are three simple but important things to try to fight anxiety.
Panic attacks are physical anxiety events that can be debilitating, and may stop your life in its tracks. That's why it's so important to learn how to stop a panic attack and what you can do to prevent them from getting worse.Keep in mind that anxiety is complicated. There is no "surefire" treatment for any anxiety disorder. But the following will help you learn more about what you can do to minimize the effects of your panic.