FACTS ABOUT SLEEPWALKING

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How many times did you stop your loved one from sleep walking? But first, what is this sleep disorder? Sleepwalking (Somnambulism) causes people to get up and walk while sleeping. This happens during the deep stages of sleep. The person who is sleepwalking is frequently unable to respond during the event and also does not remember the incident later. It is usually seen in children, but in some cases, it can last into adulthood.

Stress and tiredness can cause sleepwalking as shown to recent studies. In people who are prone to sleepwalking, any kind of sleep disruption can trigger sleepwalking to occur. So better rest for a while before totally dozing off. After school or work, you can sit for a while and read or watch your favorite episode for you to be less likely sleep walking.
Certain medical conditions are linked to sleepwalking but scientists aren’t sure what provokes some people to sleepwalk. People who suffer from mental disorders such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are especially prone to sleepwalking and mostly, those people who are often alone whether at home or in everyday routine. People with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia are at a higher risk for sleepwalking, occurrence of nightmares as well as people with alcohol abuse or dependence issues, or those who lack sleep because of such. The study also found that sleepwalking was not associated with gender and that nearly one-third of individuals who sleepwalked had a family history of the disorder so myths about gender related issues about sleep walking are not true.
However, people affected by a severe sleepwalking disorder can take the following precautions. The bedroom of the patient should be located on the ground to avoid accidents. The patient must stick to a sleep-wake cycle which help make the sleep routine to be stable. Medication too helps in reducing the incidents of sleepwalking. Consult a good doctor for a prescription and tips to avoid sleep walking.

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TIPS TO BEAT WORK STRESS

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40 hour work week – This is the span of time people in many professions work well over the usual and end up bringing workplace stress home with them. Stress is a negative reaction to overwhelming pressures placed on people and this is often felt at work. Fighting this stress is a personal objective, because most companies do not have the resources to focus on the personal health of their workers, sadly. It is vital to fight stress as it can lead to decreased output, weight gain and unhappiness towards work and workmates. Reducing work stress usually occurs through a series of changes both during the work day and at home. Read more to find out how to beat workplace stress and be happy again at work.
You should wake up early. Giving yourself an extra 15 to 20 minutes before you head out the door will leave you feeling more refreshed—and less frazzled. “Take time in the morning to center yourself,” says San Francisco-based psychologist Leslie Carr, PsyD. “A lot of people shoot out into their days like a rocket ship and it never gets better from there.” think about caffeine which takes 20 minutes to be metabolized for you to feel its effect. During that time, picture out your goals for the day or read something inspirational. You might find that your normally crazy day goes a little smoother and easier.

You can also use a to-do list or calendar to simplify your goals. Each of us works differently, but each can also learn to prioritize the main workplace goals from the things that can be done in time. Use a calendar, a pen and pad, an organizer, a pocket calendar, sticky notes or anything that will help to get the stress out of your head and organized in a simplified manner.
Bend, stretch and walk for a while because exercise produces endorphins that can make you happy. Go for a run during the day, or just take a brisk walk. And if you can’t get out, find an empty conference room or corner of the office where you can perform some basic stretches even for a minute or so. Anything to get the blood pumping so you can turn that stress into something positive so hey, stand up and jump.
Work should not be stressful instead, it should be fun. Once you learned to keep things easy, you’ll be happier!

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EFFECTS OF POTATO CHIPS IN THE BODY

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Potato chips are enjoyable snacks to chomp on while watching a movie or whatever activity you’re in. In fact, they taste good with almost everything – cream cheese dips, spreads, salsa, guacamole, even ice cream and if you have experimented one, you can include it. Of course, if you’re totally a fan, chips are fine just by themselves. We know they’re not too healthy, but how bad can it get? After all, they’re potatoes and a source of vigor. At the very most, after munching down a bag of chips, you have the choice of eating less rice at dinner to prevent a carbohydrate overload, right? Wrong. The crisis with the common potato chip is that it’s got an item that’s not friendly to balanced diets: trans-fats.
Potato chips don’t have any nutrients to add up to its valuable content . Potato chips, fried or not do not contain healthy amounts of vitamins and minerals to help recompense for the high fat and salt content. While potatoes themselves contain good amounts of potassium and vitamin C, frying them in unhealthy oils can strip these nutrients away, leaving little behind for you to consume (just look at how oily it is when pressed). Skin-on potato chips may supply some fiber and protein, but not enough to make potato chips a healthy part of your everyday diet.
Chips are naturally high in fat and calories, which can elevate the risk of weight gain and obesity. One ounce of plain potato chips, or about 15 to 20 chips, contains about 10 grams of fat and 154 calories. A 2011 study in “The New England Journal of Medicine” found that daily eating of a single ounce of potato chips led to an average weight gain of 1.69 pounds over four years. Have you checked your weight recently? The link between potato chips and weight gain was stronger than the link between weight gain and other dietary components, including processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages and unprocessed red meats. Being overweight or obese raises the risk of diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. So you better watch the amount of potato chips you consume.

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Having read all of these, you can now lessen the potato chip in your refrigerator.

PEACH AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

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Peaches are extensively popular tasty, thirst quenching fruit. First cultivated in China, peaches are available across the globe at the moment. Apart from being flavorsome, this fruit is also a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidant and various other chemical contents. Though this fruit has plenty of nutrients, its health benefits are only known to its regular eater. But once the health benefits are notorious, more and more people will start eating this luscious fruit on daily basis. Here are the top health benefits of peaches to make you a fan of it.
Peaches are the perfect snack food for losing weight. A peach makes you feel full and keeps you from overeating. The bonus: one peach only contains about 35-50 calories and no fat! It fights obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease and they are rich in phytochemicals called phenols that act as antioxidants.
Peaches Keep the skin healthy. Vitamin A and C make peaches a great natural moisturizer; they’re often used in cosmetics (ask your salon expert). These vitamins can help regenerate skin tissue. They also reduce hair loss with its positive effect on the scalp.
A peach is a healthy stress-reliever that helps reduce anxiety. They are often referred to as the ‘Fruit of Calmness’ in Hungary. What else? It helps prevent cancer with selenium — a mineral with antioxidant properties that may help protect cells from damage.
Wait, there’s more! Peach protects eye vision because it has beta-carotene which is responsible for eye health and peaches contain a good amount of this antioxidant. Regular eating of peaches can perk up your vision health by increasing blood circulation throughout your body. The beta-carotene also nourishes and protects the retinas in your eyes from free radical harm, as well as helping to stop cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
If you pass by the nearest market, stop to the peach section and buy a bunch!

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GETTING THE PERFECT SMILE: USES OF BRACES

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Braces can be used to straighten teeth to improve your appearance, to prevent abnormal wear of your teeth and gums, to prevent jaw problems occurring, to allow easier cleaning of your teeth, to close gaps between your teeth, to prevent accidental damage happening to your teeth or to help your dentist restore your teeth. The idea is to make your teeth as healthy as possible to prevent the need for dental treatment in the future – this is why so many children nowadays have braces.
Yes, it hurts to wear braces at first. It doesn’t hurt to get them put on your teeth; the pain and pressure come a day or two later. Not only will your teeth feel sore, but the brackets will rub the insides of your gums and lips and cause mouth sores. This is not pleasant, but fortunately this stage only lasts a couple of weeks. Soon scar tissue forms inside your mouth and everything hurts less. To soothe the mouth sores, rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times per day, or use a mouth rinse like Rincinol PRN. Take Tylenol or Motrin for the pain — narcotic painkillers are not necessary. Use a lot of dental wax or get a lip protector for braces. The initial stage of braces is not fun, but it passes soon enough. You will need to eat soft foods and chew very slowly and carefully. Believe it or not, in a few months the braces won’t bother you very much at all.
The interconnecting wires of traditional braces are tightened at each visit, bearing mild pressure on the brackets or bands to shift teeth or jaws gradually into a desired position. Your teeth and jaws may feel slightly sore after each visit, but the discomfort is brief. Keep in mind also that some teeth may need to be extracted to make room for teeth being shifted with braces and for proper jaw alignment. For patients with aligners, there may be some soreness as your mouth adjusts to each new plastic tray.
Success depends on a partnership between the skills of the orthodontist and the enthusiasm and help of the patient and their parents. It is important to attend the orthodontist regularly and to follow any instructions given by the orthodontist.

The success of the treatment also depends on the commitment of the patient. For children’s orthodontic treatment it is very important that the patient is as keen as the parent.

LOVE THIS PART: BENEFITS OF EATING CHICKEN BREASTS

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Chicken soup, chicken stew, chicken chili, chicken breast on salad…chicken in almost any form is great for your health—unless you’re the chicken of course! All kidding aside, the health benefits of eating poultry are plenty. When this fowl comes in a lean breast, it’s low in fat and calories and high in protein, which makes it ideal for weight maintenance. Not to mention that this bird is jam-packed full of essential nutrients and vitamins. Plus, with so many ways to prepare this plucky protein, you’re family won’t tire of chicken as a frequent weekly menu staple. Here are the top ten healthy benefits of eating chicken.
High in Protein. If you’re looking for a great source of lean, low fat protein, this bird is the word. The protein in chicken lends itself to muscle growth and development, and help support a healthy body weight and aid weight loss.
Fat. Fat content tends to be lower in chicken breasts than thighs. A 3-ounce serving of roasted chicken breast contains 7 grams of total fat and 2 grams of saturated fat. This is 10 percent and 9 percent of the recommended daily value, respectively. Chicken thighs on the other hand, have 13 grams of total fat and 3 1/2 grams of saturated per 3-ounce serving. This is 20 percent of the recommended daily intake of total fat and 18 percent of saturated. By removing the skin of both breasts and thighs, you can reduce the fat content.
Chicken Breast for Energy. B complex vitamins are important for the energy production and chicken breast is highly rich in them. Niacin or Vitamin B3 which is very important in energy production can be found in chicken breast in a high amount. Also, chicken breast is highly rich in Vitamin B6. B vitamins are extremely useful for producing energy from body’s protein, fats and carbohydrates.
Furthermore apart from great calories in chicken breast it also contains amazing values of important vitamins such as vitamin B6, B12 and most importantly Vitamin E. it also provides good values of essential minerals that are sparse in other meats or food products. A single piece of chicken breast would fulfill almost 25% of the daily dietary allowance of important mineral selenium. Due to the great amounts of niacin, with regular consumption of chicken breast one could reduce the chances of getting several types of cancers. The great amounts of vitamins promise to keep your heart healthy by eliminating the risk of atherosclerosis and other heart diseases. The main reason is the vitamin B6 which prevents the clogging of blood vessels that result to dreadful heart related conditions. A skinless chicken breast daily would make up for the energy required for various athletic and sport performances.
Overall chicken breast is great with high amounts of necessary vitamins, minerals and most importantly protein. Choose a better part and receive the better benefits!

AVOCADO AND ITS BENEFITS

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Avocados are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. Find out how eating this delicious food will benefit your health.
Avocados are packed with carotenoids. Avocados are a great source of lutein, a carotenoid that works as an antioxidant and helps protect against eye disease. They also contain the related carotenoids zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, as well as tocopherol (vitamin E). But avocados aren’t just a rich source of carotenoids by themselves—they also help you get more of these nutrients from other foods. Carotenoids are lipophilic (soluble in fat, not water), so eating carotenoid-packed foods like fruits and vegetables along with monounsaturated-fat-rich avocados helps your body absorb the carotenoids. An easy way to do this is to add sliced avocado to a mixed salad.
Reduces risk of certain cancers. Avocados possess a mix of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics, which makes them able to combat certain cancers, including mouth, skin, and prostate. A 2007 study published in the journal Seminars in Cancer Biology found the phytochemicals in avocados can selectively induce cell cycle arrest, inhibit growth, and induce apoptosis in precancerous and cancer cell lines. In other words, it is the phytochemicals in this fruit that encourage cancer cells to stop growing and die out. The consumption of avocado can also be beneficial during chemotherapy. These sessions often drain the body out of gluthathione — a powerful antioxidant source — but avocado can help.
Avocados are loaded with fiber. Fiber is another nutrient found in relatively large amounts in avocado. Fiber is indigestible plant matter that can contribute to weight loss, reduce blood sugar spikes and is strongly linked to a lower risk of many diseases. A distinction is often made between soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is known to be able to feed the friendly gut bacteria in the intestine, which are very important for the optimal function of our bodies. A 100 gram (3.5 ounce) serving of avocado contains 7 grams of fiber, which is 27% of the recommended daily amount. About 25% of the fiber in avocado is soluble, while 75% is insoluble.
This yummy fruit is loaded with health benefits so go ahead and a have one now!