Health Benefits of Smiling

Benefits of SmilingPerhaps Louis Armstrong sang it best in the song “When You’re Smiling”

When you’re smilin’, when you’re smilin’,

The whole world smiles with you.

When you’re laughin’, when you’re laughin,’

The sun comes shinin’ through.

It’s hard not to smile back when a friend, or even a total stranger, flashes you a smile on the street.

That’s because smiling is infectious.

And today’s daily health tip is that smiling is good for your health!  Well fancy that.
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How to Protect Skin from Sun Damage

Protect Skin from Sun Damage
Protect Skin from Sun Damage

With summer fast approaching, there are so many feelings of excitement in the air as everyone prepares for vacations, trips to the beach, and spending quality time with friends and family.  Indeed, with sunnier days comes an increase in outdoor activities as people are more inclined to venture outside and enjoy the warmer weather ahead of them.  This also means there is an increase in exposure to direct sunlight and in turn, more exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.  While natural sunlight is undoubtedly important for a healthy dose of Vitamin D, there are still risks involved with overexposure to the sun.  Beyond dry, peeling and even blistered skin due to sunburn, there is also the increased risk of developing skin cancer.  To avoid such health implications, protect your skin during the summer by following these simple daily health tips for a fun, yet safe summer season. Continue reading “How to Protect Skin from Sun Damage”

Is Hip Pain a Normal Part Of Aging?

Hip Pain And AgingAches and pains are just a normal part of aging, and hip pain is just one of those inevitable discomforts that happen as we age, right? Wrong! Although many people in the U.S. experience hip pain as they get older, the fact is that hip pain often is quite preventable. In fact, according to many hip replacement specialists in New Jersey, the hips are one of the most well-designed parts of the entire human body and that means they’re made to last a life-time. Even as Americans are living longer, this area of the body generally is made to stand the test of all of those years. However, though it is true that hips can last a lifetime, it’s also true that we all should take extra precautions as we age. Here’s more information from hip replacement specialists about the causes, as well as prevention, of hip pain as it relates to aging. Continue reading “Is Hip Pain a Normal Part Of Aging?”

Is Back Pain a Normal Sign of Aging?

Back Pain And AgingWe’ve all seen the pictures of the hunched-over elderly person who has to walk with a cane. It’s one of the first things that come to mind when we think of older folks’ ailments… back problems. But is back pain a normal sign of aging? Does it really have to be this way? Must we suffer with back problems, medical conditions of the spine, and back pain, just because we’re headed toward our senior years? The answer is an unequivocal ‘Absolutely not!Back pain is not an inevitable, unavoidable part of getting older. In fact, many people throughout the country find that ‘aging gracefully’ includes aging without having to suffer with back pain. Here are some tips from joint specialists in South Orange about aging and back pain, and how to avoid it heading into middle age and beyond. Continue reading “Is Back Pain a Normal Sign of Aging?”

Is Joint Pain a Normal Part of Aging?

Joint Pain And AgingA famous person once said, “Time wounds all heels.” A clever twist on the old saying, ‘time heals all wounds.’ But how true is it? Is it necessary, as we age, for us all to feel the burden of time on our heels, our bones, our joints? Though it is a certainty that aging can cause joint pain, it’s not a foregone conclusion. Does time tend to break down our bodily processes and functions? Does it tend to lead to deterioration and disease processes that can cause joint pain? Absolutely. Does it have to be that way? Absolutely not. There are steps we can take to prevent joint pain from occurring or worsening as we age. Following is more information from orthopedic surgeons in New Jersey about the causes and effects of joint pain, as well as preventive measures we should all take as we grow older. Continue reading “Is Joint Pain a Normal Part of Aging?”

Tips For Women

There are some basic skin care routines that every woman should exercise regularly to keep her skin looking young and beautiful. Every woman has a different skin type so there are some things that you may need to contact a doctor in Livingston about, but using these simple daily tips will keep your skin looking refreshed.

Woman keeping her face clean
Woman washing face

Wash Your Face

The first and most basic of tips is to keep your face clean. You can do this by washing your face in both the morning and at night. It is important to wash your face in the morning because you can pick up lots of dander and dead skin off of your pillow as well as dust and dirt. It is also important to wash your face at night to rid your skin off all the toxins that accumulated on your skin throughout the course of your day. During the day, it is also important to touch your face less and to keep your hands clean for when you do touch your face. When you do touch your face, be sure to not scratch and pick at your skin which could lead to scarring on your face. Continue reading “Tips For Women”

How to Care for Your Skin in the Winter

Beautiful Skin
Healthy Skin

 

Your skin is a living organ that is always regenerating itself. Caring for it right will improve its elasticity and make it shine. Here are a few different options to keep your skin healthy during these winter months and some ways to keep your skin looking and feeling great.

Skin Types

There are two different bothersome skin types that can only be described as oily and dry. Individuals with normal skin tend to go back and forth between these types. You can also have sensitive skin. Often people with sensitive skin have issues with facial products that contain chemicals. Continue reading “How to Care for Your Skin in the Winter”

How to Look Younger

Woman keeping her face clean
Woman washing face

Dermatologists in New Jersey have several suggestions for those who want to maintain younger looking skin. Many skin experts suggest that part of maintaining healthy and vibrant looking skin requires that the individual eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, avoid smoking and protect the skin from the sun. It can also be beneficial to have a face massage, refrain from smoking and keep the skin properly moisturized. Each individual may work closely with their dermatologist to develop a customized skin care plan as each person is different.  Here are some general skin care tips that are applicable for those who wish to keep their skin looking young and healthy. Continue reading “How to Look Younger”

Skincare Tips for the Summer

Skin health tips
Beach Umbrella

Summer is nearly here and most families will be headed out doors to begin all sorts of outdoor activities. Summer can be one of the roughest times of the year on the skin and steps should be taken to protect its health. Exposure to the sun can lead to skin damage as well as skin cancer but there are also other problems that can arise. No matter what type of outdoor activity you are engaged in, even lying by the pool, you are likely to sweat more. This can mean that the skin has more dirt, oils and even environmental chemicals will be trapped in your pores. This is certainly the time of year when we need to be much more conscious of our skin health and take measures to protect it from damage. Here are a few tips to help maintain skin health this summer. Continue reading “Skincare Tips for the Summer”

Types of Sunscreen

Sunblock
Many sunscreen types

Sunscreen is one of the least expensive types of dermatology products but it plays a very important role in the health of your skin. Sunscreens work by reflecting, scattering or absorbing UV rays that can damage the skin. There are many different types of sunscreens available which contain a wide variety of ingredients. Choosing the right sunscreen will depend upon an individual’s lifestyle and the types of activities that they will participate in outdoors. No matter which type is chosen it is essential that it provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Continue reading “Types of Sunscreen”