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Beauty and body care in monsoon


Here are some of the dos and don’t of tackling the monsoon blues. These tips may help you retain your elegant appearance even when it is pouring cats and dogs.

Monsoon Beauty regimen – Do’s and Don’ts

* Avoid facials and bleaching during this season. Facials make the skin rough and bleaching which is chemical oriented can do more harm than good.

* Never use dark shade lipsticks it is better if you wash the lip at night and apply milk cream.

* Remove old nail polish, apply lime juice on the nails and toes which gives a natural fresh look.

* Avoid using water-based makeup. Kajal (kohl) mascara or eyeliner can spoil the look with dirty smudges all over the face.

* Perming the hair during heavy showers is also not advisable.

* Waxing, pedicure, manicure are very much recommended during this season.

* Never tie your wet hair as moisture and sweat will make the hair feel sticky and invite foul smell and lice.

* Once you are drenched in the rain it is better to take a shower at home with lukewarm water as it makes the skin fresh and healthy.

* Take special care of your feet this season. Soak them in a tub of warm water and salt to avoid fungal infection, itching sensation and irritation.

* Switch over to synthetic clothes during monsoons.

* Always wash your face, hands and feet as soon as you reach home.

So monsoon blues can be a temporary phase if you gear up properly to face the odds in a healthy know-all spirit.

10 Tips For Staying Healthy In Summer

happy summer 1) Stay cool and hydrated. Drink water, at least two to four cups (16-32 ounces) upon rising, and similar amounts if you are going out for activities and exercise. Carry water with you in a hard plastic container (more stable polycarbonate rather than polyethylene that leaches plastic into the water). You may also use a traveling water filter. Check your local water stores or Most people need two to three quarts of liquid per day, and more in hot weather or with sweating and exercise. Review Chapter 1 of Staying Healthy with Nutrition or Chapter 7 of The Staying Healthy Shopper’s Guide for further information on Water.

2) While enjoying the sun and outdoors, protect yourself from overexposure to sunlight by wearing a hat and using natural sunscreens without excessive chemicals. Carry Aloe Vera gel for overexposure and have an aloe plant growing in your home for any kind of burn. The cooling and healing gel inside the leaves will soothe any sunburn. It works great.

3) Keep up or begin an exercise program. Aerobic activity is important for keeping the heart strong and healthy. If you only work out in a health club, take some time to do outdoor refreshing activities — hiking, biking, swimming, or tennis. Reconnecting with these activities will help keep your body and mind aligned.

4) Enjoy Nature’s bounty – fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables at their organic best. Consuming foods that are cooling and light — fresh fruits, vegetable juices, raw vital salads, and lots of water — will nourish your body for summertime activities. Include some protein with one or two meals. There are a number of light, nourishing proteins that don’t require cooking. Most of these complement fruits and vegetables nicely– nuts, seeds, sprouted beans, soy products, yogurt, kefir, and cottage cheese. Fish and poultry can also be eaten.

5) Take some special summer time with your family, kids, and friends who share the enjoyment of outdoors. Plan a fun trip if you’re able and motivated for a day or longer — hiking in the wild, camping, playing at the river, or a few days resting at the ocean. Rekindling our Earth connection has benefits that last beyond this season, continuing to enrich the whole of your life.

6) Relax and breathe. You’ve been working hard. This is the season to slow the pace a bit and absorb the light that stimulates your hormonal message center. Leave your cell phone at home or take a week off from TV. In many European countries, most of the population has a month off during the summer.

7) Sun teas are wonderful. Use flowers and leaves (or tea bags) in a clear half- or one-gallon glass jar filled with spring water. Hibiscus or red clover flowers, peppermint, chamomile, or lemon grass are all good choices, or use your local herbs and flowers that you learn are safe, flavorful, and even medicinal. Leave in the sun for two hours or up to a whole day. Moon teas can also be made to enhance your lunar, dreamy side by letting your herbs steep in the cooling, mystical moonlight. Add a little orange or lemon peel, or a sprig of rosemary and a few jasmine flowers.

8) Nutritional supplements can support you with a greater amount of physical energy, enhancing your summer activities. The B-complex vitamins are calming to the nervous system and helpful for cellular energy production, while vitamin C and the other antioxidants protect your body from stress, chemical pollutants, and the biochemical by-products of exercise. Helpful summer herbs are Siberian ginseng as an energy tonic and stress protector, dong quai is a tonic for women, hawthorn berry is good for the heart, and licorice root will help energy balance and digestion.

9) Use the summer months to deepen the spiritual awakening begun in the spring. Begin by checking your local bookstore or the web for ideas that interest you. Plan a vacation that incorporates these new interests and provides you time to read, relax, contemplate, and breathe.

10) Above all, give yourself the time to truly experience Nature. This can happen, even in a city park, if you relax and let in your surroundings. When traveling, take activities for the family and your first aid kit for bites, bee stings, and injuries. Check for ticks after your hikes. Watch for overexposure, take time in the shade, and drink your water.

Children Accidents – go in everyday play it safe

The most common accidents

Children bring life to the place tidy – and that’s good. But joy of movement and the joy of discovery bring a whole new risks in the everyday: Not about diseases, but accidents are the greatest danger even for the smallest children. The most common causes of injury in children up to six years are falls, burns and poisoning – most are preventable.  

most parents believe when they are close, their child can happen or nothing much. This is a fatal mistake: Just in your own home or at least in a familiar environment, accidents happen most of the children. Accident in 2010 alone, according to statutory health insurance AOK 200,000 children under the age to six years so heavy that they had to be treated in hospital. Most of them were overthrown, were burned or poisoned. Especially at this age are often the cause of injury crashes.

A large proportion of the accidents can be prevented

The good news: “A majority of these children’s injuries can be prevented effectively, parents need to know how,” says Claudia Schick, graduate teacher in the Department of Prevention of AOK Federal Association. Often there are little things already, to protect the children. Along with health insurance, the Professional Association of Child and Adolescent Physicians (BVKJ), the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), the federal “Safe Kids” and the accredited Physicians (KBV), the AOK update the existing information sheets with a view to and extended tips.

Right advice at the right time

“Crucially, of course, that the right advice at the right time to arrive with their parents,” said Schick.While the baby safe lying on the changing table and the air bag is deactivated for the baby car seat, it’s in the game space age, for example, about to remove cords on anoraks and protect your head with a helmet while driving with the wheel. Therefore, the leaflets are tailored to the developmental stages of the child. The pediatricians give to the respective U-tests fail, they can still have time any time taken or downloaded on the internet.
To avoid accidents from the beginning, it is, among other things,

  • always to have on the changing table, one hand on the baby’s body, so it can not fall
  • not to let the child sleep on your stomach and avoid a sleeping bag by the overheating and thus the sudden infant death syndrome
  • to use only short dummy chains, so that the child can not choke
  • to transport the baby in the car in the car seat only backwards and off airbag.

Risks change with age

With age, the risks of everyday life change. A checklist helps to make the budget generally safe for small children. This includes, for example,

  • equip the outlets with child safety
  • Remove tablecloths so that children can not draw hot pots or dangerous objects from the table
  • Equip stoves, ovens and furnaces with protective grids
  • Fasten shelves securely to overthrow, to establish secure TV
  • To secure stairs with grids
  • keep dangerous items such as cleaning supplies and medicines out of reach of children
  • To fence ponds, pools and rain barrels or cover and
  • equip the apartment with smoke detectors, which should apply to any apartment anyway.

Burning, poisoning, burns – that is to do

In addition to falls include burns, poisoning and burns to the most common childhood accidents.Therefore, it is also the case of the case particularly important for parents to know how to respond.For burns apply:

  • reassure the child and the violation of lukewarm water (25 degrees) rinsing until the pain subsides
  • keep the body warm remaining
  • with larger burns the ambulance with 112 call.

In cases of poisoning many parents believe that they should bring their child as soon as possible vomiting. “They should, however, by no means,” said Schick. Makes the child a sick feeling, the ambulance should be called as soon as possible. In addition:

  • Call the Poison Control: What the child has eaten or drunk? How much? How old is it?How long the incident is from? Exact specifications make it easier for experts to assess the situation and advise the parents.
  • If the child vomits on his own, parents should take the vomit with the hospital.
  • In burns of the eye, it is advisable to flush the eye for ten minutes with lukewarm water. If the skin is affected, the body should be washed with soap; burns in the mouth or in the esophagus should a child is conscious, drink one to two glasses of water or tea.

Even with precautions can not always avoid all accidents. For emergencies, it is useful to have hanging all important phone numbers on a piece of paper in the closet: ambulance, poison control, neighbors who could take care of a sibling. This helps the parents in such moments not to lose your head. Important and helpful too: “If the parents have made themselves a first aid course specifically designed for children, they know what to do and stay quiet.”

Cycling with the whole family

Even those who have family, does not dispense onto Cycling: parents of young children can take their children comfortable in the bike trailer

Tips for the cycling

Beautiful weather is ideal for cycling. Also, parents of young children can enjoy a tour in the countryside. The exercise in the fresh air is an experience for the whole family and also healthy. “Cycling trained heart and circulation, strengthens muscles, improves lung function and strengthens the immune system,” Dr. Detlef Schmidt, doctor says in AOK Bundesverband. It is easy on the joints and cycling is relaxing.

Parents can easily take their children, who do not own pedaling, the bicycle trailer. In it, two children play and sleep. “Watch out for seat belts that can not even open the offspring,” recommends physicians Schmidt. The trailer should have a low center of gravity, so it does not so easily tilts and have a rear left tail light. Equipped with reflectors and a pennant is the vehicle more visible. The clutch is attached to the traction wheel, which should have good brakes.

Only moves a child with, the adults can take it on a child seat, if it is not older than seven. The seat should be adjusted to the size of the child and have the GS mark for “Tested Safety”. The feet of the child may not be able to get into the spokes. Babies up to the eighth month of life should not be transported in the car seat, the parents, because her neck can not compensate for vibrations.

Helmets are useful

To prevent injury, it is recommended that the offspring wearing a helmet both in the trailer and in the child seat. Convenient for family bike rides are also tandem bicycles or attachments, so-called trailer bikes. Then parents and children can travel long distances together. When a trailer bikes for children and a adult bike using a special coupling or drawbar tandem together.

Before the bike ride starts, the adults should include the children according to age in the planning. The tour leads to an attractive target, such as a playground, swimming pool or an ice cream parlor, fun for the little ones is particularly large. “Build an intermediate goals to which all can rejoice,” said Schmidt AOK doctor. These are, for example, a pond, a wildlife park or a beautiful lawn for picnicking. It is also interesting to consciously experience the nature by observing common animals and plants discovered.

Select arms traffic routes

If all wheel drive yourself, the route should only be so long that even the weakest can do it. If you are traveling with children, should cycle on quiet roads off the main roads, on which all can move safely and freely. Nevertheless, it is important to train before the traffic safety. So five year olds can practice safe behavior on the road under the guidance already in youth traffic schools.
Your pace should adjust the adults to the children. On roads they should go behind their offspring, always slightly offset toward the road. A bicycle tour in the group, it is recommended that an experienced cyclist moves forward and another forms the rear guard and shall ensure that none loses the connection to the group.

Breaks for games and relaxation

“Take a break every hour for about 15 minutes,” advises Smith. This is important so that the little ones who ride in the trailer or in the car seat, can romp between. There is also advisable to bring toys such as a ball or a Frisbee. But even children who mitra needles themselves, need frequent breaks. Especially in the summer when it’s hot, you should also always be the possibility of something to drink.
Since children often have between hunger or thirst, include enough food and drinks to the tour luggage. Healthy snacks are fruit, sandwiches and vegetables, such as chopped cucumbers, peppers and carrots. To quench thirst is best mineral water. It is also a weatherproof clothing. Especially children who do not drive yourself, should be dressed warmly enough.

In addition to a bike map, bike repair kit and an air pump, a small first aid kit is in the luggage. They should contain, besides sunscreen, a first aid kit, plasters and insect repellent. “Take also with a cell phone to call for help in an emergency,” suggests Schmidt. Stowed in water-repellent bike panniers or a large backpack, luggage stays dry even in a small rain.

The Basic On Green Living

Do you want to make a difference? Are you concerned about the environment? Are you tired of all the pollution? It is not late to change your life for good, the process will be quite hard but it’s worth the efforts. Once you turn green and except this way of life I guarantee you’ll be wondering how could you have lived so far. I won’t tell you to sell your car or stop using technology, all I’m asking is to revise your surrounding. In the article I’ll give advice the choice whether to follow them or not is yours only.

What Is Green Living?

In this article you’ll learn the basics of green living, what is good to change in your everyday life and why. How will these changes make a difference and a few words about the dangerous chemicals we’re poisoning our body with. As a bonus I’ll give you some homemade recipes for green cleaning, after all you’re changing your life. First we’ll start with the basic principal of green living, the rule of the three R-s – Reduce, reuse and recycle.

In order for your transformation to succeed you have to take baby steps, start with little things, otherwise it won’t be long until you return to the former state. The first thing you can start with is to turn the water off, while you’re brushing your teeth. It is not a big deal, but believe me when I say it matters, just imagine how much water we’ll save if a hundred people do this. How do you feel about the idea of purchasing a bike? You don’t have to use it all the time thats impossible, just the weekends.


Since most of us spend our day in front of the computer, with almost no activity at all, there should be a way to move out joints. Otherwise we’ll become overweight and immobilized, which are both very dangerous for our health. That’s where the bicycle takes place, use it as much as possible and you’ll feel better just after a few days. This is because we’re doing only mental work, by balancing it with physical we’ll not only feel better, but also sleep calmer and wake up really relaxed.

Now let’s talk about reducing the amount of electricity and water you’re using everyday. I can’t tell you to stop taking it for granted, but there are simple things you can do. Change your light bulbs with energy saving, there are many different types the choice is yours. Turn off the computer and laptop when you’re going to bed. You’re not using I right, then why it consumes electricity?

Turn the air conditioner a few degrees higher if it is hot and a few low if it is cold, that way you’ll still feel good but you’ll save energy. If you use warm or cold cycle in the washing-machine you’ll save energy. And while we’re talking about washing don’t rinse the dishes before you put them into the machine that way you’ll save a lot of water too. Don’t turn the machine for just a few dishes, better wash them by hand.

While we’re in the kitchen a few words about the rest of the tools, when you cook you can save electricity by preparing two meals at the same time in the oven. Help the environment by installing solar panels at home, that way you’ll pay less for electricity and you won’t harm the planet. There are many ways to reduce the consummation of electricity in your home you’ll have to find the other by yourself. I almost forgot, try to reduce the time you spend under the shower and see the results form the bill.


Probably the most serious problem alongside with landfill air-pollution, but don’t worry there are several things you can do in order to reduce it at least a little. Starting with paper, instead of brand new use recycled paper, and if possible replace it with cloth towels. They can be used multiple times and you’ll help for the preservation of trees. Then you’re making photo copies you can use both sides of the paper, that way you’ll reduce paper waste.

Moreover you can add to your signature “Please consider the environment before printing this email”. As for the landfill (which is often associated with plastic) you can do so much, like stop using disposable products. This includes coffee cups, plastic bags, bottled water, etc. Do this for a week and you’ll see the result, your trash will be less.


We have came to the essential part of the article, since everything we do is for the sake of the environment. Most chemicals can be found in our cleaning products, they’re dangerous not only for the environment but also for our health. Therefore the best solution is to switch to green cleaners or make our own. I personally recommend the second option, because that way you’ll be absolutely sure there will be no chemicals in the cleaning solution.

The recipes you’ll find are numerous, but the basic ingredients are vinegar, washing/baking soda, water, liquid soap, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, lemon juice and essential oil. Having this ingredients you may make a solution for everything form window cleaner to laundry booster and softener. The truth is if you’re going to star a green life you’ll have to do a lot of sacrifices and some of them you won’t like. Remember you have the power to change the future.

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