Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Type of Exercises and Medications to Consider When Turning 40

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Written by Sophie Addison

Forty is the age of wisdom, maturity, resilience, and improved instinct. Thus, turning 40 must not be something to fear but something to be celebrated and enjoyed because it took years of struggling and discovering oneself to finally reach this point. 40 is also an age when someone must make important health decisions to maintain a healthy body that can cope with their everyday lifestyle. These decisions include which vital physical exercises and medications to start for the body’s well-being in the long run.
Health challenges of the 40's:
Health wise, turning 40 witnesses some health challenges that need to be addressed and worked on. Some of these challenges include vision decline, unsteady blood pressure levels, hair loss, and muscle mass loss. While some of these challenges can be checked and controlled, others like loss of muscle mass that can lead to joint pain need a drastic change to improve the body’s resistance to such issues.
Turning 40 and joint pain:
Joint pain increases beginning at the age of 40 and up. While there might be different causes for joint pain, exercising is the number one agreed medical prescription for healing. Therefore, making time for exercise in the daily routine of people aged 40 and above is no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity.
Aquaflexin connection to exercising:
Besides exercising, there is yet another important ingredient for 40+ health, which is the use of Aquaflexin. It is a natural source medication to treat joint-related disorders. Users of Aquaflexin can feel more comfortable doing exercises without having to worry about pain endurance. The active ingredients of Aquaflexin are Hyaluronic Acid, Paractin, and Magnesium Stearate. It is a medication designed to relieve joint pain, stiffness, burning, and inflammation.
Unlike other medications, the pro of Aquaflexin is that it treats the root of joint pain problems and provides a lasting solution. This is achieved by cutting off the inflammation signals from the brain and lubricating dry bone joints, which consequently improves joint flexibility to enable users to do sports or other physical activity. That is exactly why taking Aquaflexin is useful for people in their 40s who are thinking of starting exercising.
Importance of exercising to joint pain relief:
Going back to sporting, there are many benefits gained by regular exercising for joint pain relief and improvement. Some of these benefits are:
1-    Reducing joint inflammation
2-    Increasing body’s pain tolerance
3-    Strengthening the muscles around the joint area and improving the blood flow to joints
4-    Increasing the production of endorphins, which is the substance responsible for pain reduction (endorphin also puts the mind in a better frame)
What are the “must do” exercises for joint pain relief and improvement?
Joint pain should not be used as an excuse for not exercising. On the contrary, it’s the reason one should get up and start. The following are exercises that one should never forget to do in his/her 40’s:
1-    Walking
There is nothing as easy and refreshing as a daily walk to relieve joint pain. Unfortunately, due to the very nature of today’s working environment that lacks movement, people are forgetting the importance of walking until it’s too late. That’s why walking provides an easy solution for everyone since it can be done at anytime and anywhere.
2-    Swimming
Swimming is as good as walking, as it’s a great exercise for joint relief and muscle stretching. Swimming is also regarded as a safe exercise that can be done by almost everyone. Three times a week and for 30-60 minutes is the recommended routine.
3-    Sculpting
Interestingly, working with weights is proved to be good for joints because it strengthens the muscles while also reducing the strain on joints.  Sculpting the body is good for boosting muscles mass, which is particularly important for people in their 40’s. It is recommended to sculpt for two or three times a week and gradually increase the intensity.
4-    Biking  
For those who are not restricted by severe damages caused by rheumatoid arthritis, biking minimizes the jolting effect experienced by traditional jogging.

5-    Meditating (Yoga)
Yoga is another low-impact exercise like walking and swimming. There is nothing more relaxing and refreshing than doing yoga. It is good for joint flexibility, balance, and function as a whole.
6-    Pilates
The importance of Pilates on joints lies in its ability to strengthen and improve control of muscles, especially those muscles responsible for posture. Participating in Pilates courses eventually reduce joint pain.
7-    Home exercising
There are a lot of things that one can do at home without having to enroll in gyms or group session exercising, such as doing balance exercises, gardening, or simply using a chair to move from sitting to standing positions.
40 is the age for a quality life
In short, there is no need to worry anymore about turning 40 when the means and information are available for everyone to remain healthy and enjoy life to the maximum. The availability of medication and the possibilities to include sports in people’s lives are two essential means that must never be forgotten. Everyone reaching this splendid age deserves to have a quality of life that is promising of many more accomplishments to achieve.
Author Bio:
Sophie Addison is a beauty and health expert and loves to write on health information. She is an independent health and beauty researcher. She is 28 years old studied Medicine from University of Washington, apart from this she enjoys gardening and listening music. She has written numerous articles on beauty care, skin care, weight loss tips, yoga and many more like this. You can also contact her on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Did you Know? Learn more about Headaches and other ailments

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Written by Dana R. 

Dana here, I truly hope everyone has been enjoying the guest posts that we have been sharing over the past couple of months at 365 Days of Health and Fitness.  This is a good time to announce that our goal is to be more active and consistent in posting going forward and throughout 2016. Consistency is the key to success.  

If you would like us to cover something specific please reply here with a comment or email me directly at  We are also always looking for health, nutrition, and fitness enthusiasts to share their ideas and posts, as well. Please see the Write For Us tab above.  

I am known to be very resourceful and I found a few notable mentions that I would like to share with you.  


No one likes headaches. I suffer from migraine headaches. I have been getting increased headaches to the point where I feel nauseous because of the pain. While there can be various triggers to migraine headaches, I find mine almost always weather based.   Fortunately, the condition is mild although it has been a true bother.  In searching for the weather forecast one day for totally something unrelated, I came across a migraine headache forecast.   The idea is genius!   

The migraine headache weather forecast I found was through AccuWeather for the New York Area.   You can however, change the location to the geographic location of your choice.  It predicts the possibility of a potential migraine based upon location and weather conditions.  The levels range 1 through 5 (1- Beneficial, 2- Neutral, 3- At Risk, 4- High Risk, 5- Extreme Risk). AccuWeather also provides other health related forecasts for aches pains and other conditions.   

Vitamin D Deficiency 

My annual blood-work revealed I was Vitamin D deficient. Simply explained, Vitamin D (the sunlight vitamin) controls the calcium and phosphorus in ones body necessary for strong bones and healthy teeth.  Vitamin D also has other vital roles in your body's function.  If left untreated Vitamin D deficiency can help lead to serious diseases such as heart disease, skeletal disease, cancer, depression and a higher risk of infections.  

The detailed infographic displayed below explains more about Vitamin D including facts and stats.  

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Ocular Rosacea 

Finally, another medical term I came across and had to examine was ocular rosacea.  Being familiar with rosacea, the skin condition in which the facial skin appears reddened or flushed I was surprised to find rosacea could also be found in the eyes.  For years, I've suffered with red and blood shot eyes, as I have a mild rosacea on my face.  Could it be ocular rosacea? 

Rosacea Review (Spring 2015) reported that many people do not realize that their eye discomfort can be linked to their skin disorder.  The symptoms seem similar to eye allergies (itchy, burning, bloodshot or red).  If you are experiencing problems with your eyes, it is important to seek the advice of your dermatologist and ophthalmologist for an accurate diagnosis with treatment.   

In essence, while the information in the above article was for diverse parts of the body and totally unrelated the purpose was to deliver interesting helpful health facts.  We do hope you have found the information useful and beneficial.  

Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!   


Weather Can Be Causing  Your Migraines (May, 2010). AccuWeather.

Drake, L. (Spring, 2015). What Your Eyes May Be Telling You. Rosacea Review.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Why does Skin Age? Is there a Cure for Aging?

Written by Evlin Symon
Our bodies and minds change with age. These are hard facts of the human condition. When we are born our bodies begin to grow at an accelerated rate, but there is a point where our bodies peak and after that they begin to deteriorate. This process can be applied to our brain, organs, and bones. Our skin is an organ; therefore, it is not immune to this cycle. To understand the ways that exist to slow down and limit the process of aging, we must first understand a bit more about our skin and its limitations.
Skin 101
There are three layers of our skin:
Epidermis: the outermost and protective layer of the skin. This layer of skin is composed of five layers that protect the skin from environmental damage, control skin hydration, and serves as the location of cells that produce the melanin ( the pigment that colors the skin).
Dermis: the layer of skin that is located underneath the epidermis. This layer of skin is the host of hair follicles, sweat producing glands, sebaceous glands (glands that produce oil), lymph vessels, and blood vessels.
Subcutaneous Tissue: this is the third layer of our skin. It is used as fat storage and contains connective tissue. This layer of skin also helps to insulate the body and stores energy.
How does skin renew itself?
Our bodies are complex and intelligent which is why they are constantly at work to help us stay protected. Our skin is exposed it is constantly renewing itself by shedding off old layers and making way for new layers of skin that have yet to be damaged. New cells are constantly being produced, and the old cells are shed. The cells are produced in the basal layer that is located in the epidermis. These basal cells divide, and from there the new cells push their way to the top. This process of skin cell renewal continues throughout the entirety of our lives.
Why does the appearance and feel of skin change as we age?
There are two ways that we can classify the change of the look and feel of skin over time. There is intrinsic aging that is an aging that the skin incurs because internal causes, and then there is extrinsic aging that occurs because of environmental causes. The former cannot be controlled, and the latter can be. You may be able to avoid skin damage and other skin problem by using ACE - Ferulic Skin Damage Restoration Serum.
Intrinsic Aging
This form of aging cannot be avoided. It is a part of our life cycle as humans. One of the biggest superficial signs of aging is skin sagging and wrinkles. This can be attributed to the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. Collagen and elastin are protein fibers that give skin the ability to hold its form and snap back into place. As we mature fine lines, and wrinkles will appear on our skin altering the texture and resiliency of our skin.
After the age of twenty the production of collagen slows down and begins its deterioration. At this age, one less percent of collagen is produced in the body, and it decreases by one percent every year. The exfoliation process of your skin will also slow down, this will cause skin cells to stick together more easily making the process of shedding dead skin more difficult.  At thirty your fat cells will begin to shrink, and moisture will not be able to transfer from the dermis to the epidermis as quickly, giving the skin the appearance of being dull and sallow. Once we reach our forties and fifties, our skin will barely produce collagen and elastin.
Though many fear the process of aging and the changes that it holds for the human body there are some things that mortals cannot escape. Intrinsic aging is one of the things that we must face. Our bodies and skin will continue to change as our life cycle persists.
Extrinsic Aging
Opposed to intrinsic aging, you have a significant amount of control over extrinsic aging. These are causes of aging that take place because of external factors. There are many things within one’s lifestyle and environment that can lead to accelerated aging.
A few lifestyle choices that can accelerate the process of aging are smoking and the lack of a proper skincare routine. Over time, the toxins within cigarettes deteriorate the collagen and elastin in your skin that lead to wrinkles, bags, and sagging skin. A proper skincare routine keeps your skin moisturized and buoyant and reduced the damage of free radicals that accumulate on the skin. Free radicals are volatile molecules that damage skin cells.
Aside from free radicals that are most prevalent in big cities that contain high amounts of air pollution, the main environmental cause of aging is sun exposure. Over time the sun’s harmful rays cause wrinkles, dark spots, and can cause the skin to take on a leathery texture. This is also known as photo-aging of the skin. There are many ways to protect your skin from these rays. Wear sunscreen, tints the windows on your car, and wear protective covering if you are exposed to the sun for an extended amount of time.

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Bio:  Evlin Symon is a freelance health writer. She has published numerous articles on the topic of health, fitness and beauty. She enjoys being in outdoors and exploring new opportunities. When she is not writing she can usually be found reading a good book. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.

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