Shaping Up For Swimsuit Season-And Beyond
Slim down with the right foods and dietary supplements.
(NAPSI)—There could be good news for all those who think they have a fat chance of getting and staying slim: a surprising diet, exercise and nutritional supplements can help.
According to pharmacist, author and lecturer Sherry Torkos, a potent tool against weight gain is the Glycemic Index (GI).
The diet ranks carbohydrates based on how they affect blood sugar and insulin levels. Foods that are broken down into sugar more slowly-fruits, vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and dark chocolate—are low on the GI and provide sustained energy. Foods that are rapidly broken down into blood sugar—refined white flour products, baked and fried potatoes, white rice, candy and soda—causing sudden blood sugar spikes, are high on the GI and provide bursts of energy followed by periods of fatigue. Getting off this blood sugar roller coaster can help you feel more energized, promote the use of fat for energy, and decrease your appetite and food cravings.
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Save Your Skin From Stress
You don’t have to let stress distress your skin.
(NAPSI)—Wearing your heart on your sleeve is one thing; wearing your stress on your skin is another. It’s something you don’t want.
“Stress is responsible for 70 to 90 percent of doctors’ visits,” explains Cynthia Ackrill, M.D., Fellow of The American Institute of Stress. “Its effects are particularly harsh on the skin, causing premature aging and advancing the symptoms of every common skin condition from sensitive skin, to eczema and psoriasis, rosacea, and chronic dry skin.”
Fortunately, although 75 percent of adults report stress in the past month, it is possible to prevent and correct irritated, itchy, uncomfortable skin and the visible signs of stress: excessive redness, blotchiness, breakouts and looking tired and dull.
The chemists at Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York− based purveyor of fine-quality skin care formulations, created an industry-leading formula to address the signs of internal stress that show up on skin. Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator works to minimize them with key ingredients including chamomile, glycerin, and shea butter for hydration, rosa gallica to minimize the inflammatory response, and, to protect the skin barrier from future reactions, mannose, squalane and lipids called ceramides. Clinical tests showed improvement in a week.
For more information about Skin Rescuer and other skin care from Kiehl’s Since 1851, visit www.kiehls.com/Skin-Rescuer.
Lack Of Sleep Getting You Down?
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes people to stop breathing while they sleep.
(NAPSI)—Do you wake up in the morning feeling fatigued after what seemed like a full night’s sleep? Does your bed partner complain about your snoring? If so, chances are you may be living with a condition called sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes people to stop breathing while they sleep. Nearly 42 million Americans are living with the condition, yet at least 75 percent of the most severe cases remain undiagnosed. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a multitude of other health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity.
Think you may be at risk? Take the “sleep apnea quiz” and find out:
• Do you wake up in the middle of the night choking or gasping for air?
• Do you find it hard to stay awake when you’re sitting quietly (for example, when you’re in a meeting at work or stopped at traffic lights)?
• Do you have the energy to do things you want to do?
• Do/did your parents or grandparents snore?
• Are you depressed?
• Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease?
If you can answer “yes” to two or more of these questions, you may be at risk for sleep apnea. A diagnosis of sleep apnea can sound worrisome, yet with support and education, you can be on your way to a better night’s sleep and a healthier life. Wake Up to Sleep, a comprehensive patient support community, is here to help you on your journey from diagnosis to successful treatment. Visit www.wuts.org/FYI for more information.
Get Your Nutrition Advice From The Experts
A sign of a qualified food and nutrition expert is an RD or RDN credential.
(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: All registered dietitians (RDs) are nutritionists—but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. It’s an important distinction that can matter a great deal to your health.
That’s one reason that, to strengthen the link between the science of dietetics and the overall wellness aspects of nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration gave all registered dietitians a chance to use a new credential, “registered dietitian nutritionist” (RDN). This new credential helps directly convey the nutrition aspects of the training and expertise of RDs to consumers.
Registered dietitians and registered dietitian nutritionists must meet stringent academic and professional requirements, including earning at least a bachelor’s degree, completing a supervised practice program and passing a registration examination. RDs and RDNs must also complete continuing professional education requirements to maintain registration. More than half of all RDs and RDNs have also earned master’s degrees or higher.
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Dare To Go Bare-And Be Beautiful
Grin and bare it: The style to be seen in today is nude shades and hard-to-spot accessories.
(NAPSI)—The latest look to wear is one that’s nearly not there: From nude lips to nude nails to nude legs, it’s all about accentuating your best assets with a little help from the latest accessory trends.
Fashion designers are showing feminine dresses and skirts in bold colors and striped patterns stomping up and down the runway. With an emphasis on legs, skin-toned sheers work very well to complement any of these trends without taking away from the overall style.
Bare It All—Almost
While bare legs were a trend in the past, now, style seekers are looking for a more ladylike finish. Ultra sheer hosiery effectively hides many imperfections by giving legs an impeccable finish. For example, Hanes Silk Reflections Ultra Sheers with run-resist technology are now available in beautiful skin tones. They provide flawless coverage in a wide range of cosmetic skin tones such as Buff, Natural, Bisque, Gentlebrown and Cocoa. These sheers complement your natural skin tone for a look that is better than bare in a multitude of shades.
For those who love to step out in peep-toe pumps and strappy sandals, Hanes Silk Reflections Ultra Sheer Toeless gives you a flawless finish no matter the shoes.
On Beyond Bare
For fashionistas wanting a bit more couture in their repertoire, textured tights allow for old-world glamour with a modern twist. Consider the Fashion Textures by Hanes Silk Reflections hosiery. They add just the right amount of style and are versatile enough to easily go from day to night. These modern styles are a wonderful complement to the black-and-white patterns that were seen gracing the runways this season. Styles such as Modern Mesh and Vertical Mesh add a little sexiness to your look while the Backseam gives any outfit a retro ladylike elegance.
You can find further fashion facts and information on today’s legwear trends when you visit www.haneshosiery.com.