A person’s fingernails can reveal a lot about their health. Most often, fingernail lines are harmless. However, some lines could reveal health problems such as diabetes, thyroid disease, nutrient deficiencies, and more. Lines can run horizontally or vertically and be accompanied by other deformities like discoloration, thickening, and pitting, depending on the underlying disease. Here’s what you need to know about the lines in your fingernails.
Between working from home, zoom-calling friends, and catching up on your latest Netflix addiction, chances are you’ve been getting a lot of screen time lately. If you’ve looked in the mirror and noticed a few extra lines and wrinkles, it may be more than the stress of these challenging times catching up with you. Could all those hours spent staring at devices be affecting your skin health?
If you’re like many people, you may believe that longevity is largely determined by genetics. But here’s the thing…While genes do play somewhat of a role, lifestyle factors and diet are more important. Therefore, a few changes to your daily habits could add years to your life. Here’s how changing your ways could help you live longer.
You may want to turn that frown upside down. Along with several other things such as dramatic expressions, sleeping on your side, aging, smoking, or excessive UV exposure, frowning can cause forehead wrinkles. These face wrinkles are often virtually invisible to anyone else but could make you feel self-conscious. Plus, they could be a sign of skin damage and act as a wakeup call that will inspire you to start looking after your skin. Rather than hiding your forehead under bangs or a hat, try these simple, natural tricks to tighten your skin and reduce fine lines.
If you’re over 50, you may have given up trying to figure out how to balance your health due to the serious hormonal and physical fluctuations that come with this stage of life. Perimenopause, menopause, hot flashes, an expanding waistline, aches, and pains in your joints, wrinkles, and grey hairs may all be coming out to play as you head into this decade. But now isn’t the time to sit back and let the ravages of time destroy your health and beauty. You still deserve to look and feel your absolute best, and here are some easy ways to do just that.
Most people love listening to music while they work or on their commute, but new research tells us that going to concerts on a regular basis can increase your life expectancy by nearly a decade. [Read more…]
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If it feels like an increasing number of older people have Alzheimer’s or dementia these days, you’re not imagining things. One in three seniors in the United States dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. That means it kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. But a new study suggests that late-term dementia, the most common form of dementia, might be caused, in part, by mid-life anxiety. The logic follows, then, that reducing anxiety, especially in mid-life, can reduce your chances of developing dementia as you age. [Read more…]
Being able to see is something that lots of us take for granted — that is, until we start having trouble with it. Just imagine not being able to take in beautiful sights and all of their exquisite details, or simply to be able to read a book, or a menu at a restaurant? Our vision is essential to quality of life, and taking steps to support healthy eyesight can make a big difference in your overall happiness. [Read more…]