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Skincare Tips to Get Your Skin Summer Ready

Judging by the amount of passengers on the flights I've been on, travel is back!As you prepare for your summer trip, don't forget to prepare your skin too.With flip-flop and shorts season just around the corner, use these summer skincare tips to prepare for sunny weather ahead.Be Well,AnisaAs always please reply with your thoughts and comments.Missed an issue? Visit Here Summer Skincare Starts with Exfoliation… For most of us it has been many months of cold weather which can leave your skin feeling dry and cracked. Start preparing your skin for summer with an exfoliating scrub on your face and body. Exfoliation benefits your winter skin in many ways. First, it sheds dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new ones. Your skin will look brighter, smoother and less oily which can unclog pores and clear up acne. While it's important to exfoliate often, avoid over-exfoliation by only lightly scrubbing your skin once a week. For your feet, exfoliating is a must. No amount of moisturizer will get your heels and toes back like a good exfoliation. Did you know you can use a Pumice Stone to exfoliate your heels? It actually works great. Now this is going to...

Pregnant At 50?

Believe it or not, the number of births to women aged over 50 is soaring.A few years ago Janet Jackson gave birth at age 50, to son Eissa. You may also remember US Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004. She gave birth in 2018 and she too was 50.If you're considering having a baby after 50, you may be wondering about the risks and benefits of being an older mom.Believe it or not there are some benefits. That said there are also risks. We've detailed both in what we've found from WebMD has said about the Benefits of Pregnancy After 50.Be Well,Anisa Your Son May Be Smarter… If your baby's father is also older, there's good news. A group of researchers came up with a "Geek score" for boys. The score included IQ, ability to focus on interests, and concern about fitting in with their peers. Boys of older dads were found to have higher IQs and be more focused on their interests. They were also less concerned about fitting in. These are traits that can indicate future academic success.Save 80% On This Full HD Webcam Visit PulseTV...

Feel More Beautiful Every Minute of Every Day

There is no doubt that the way we feel on the inside has an impact on how we look on the outside!When we are feeling good about ourself and embracing who we are and how we look, IT SHOWS!More than any product, any makeup technique, any fashion choice or hairstyle, the number one thing that makes us look beautiful is how beautiful we feel.But sometimes "feeling beautiful" is easier said than done.What if you're worn out, or tired, or stressed? Hey sometimes life, well it is life and it can be difficult and it gets in the way of us practicing some self-care.What if you're struggling with your beauty image at the moment? How do you get from feeling less to feeling beautiful?Believe it or not there are some tricks we can do. Try them and see if these can help you.Be Well,Anisa Practice Kindness… That might seem like an unusual idea-what does kindness have to do with looking beautiful? But you have to admit: kindness feels great. It's incredibly reliable. I find that no matter how crummy I'm feeling, how tired or stressed out, doing anything kind for another person lifts the weight off my shoulders, brightens my mood...

Eyebrows Over Age 50… Get it Right

I don't know about you, but since I passed the age of 50 my eyebrows have changed dramatically.Don't fret this is normal, but it is important to do things differently than you've done before.Getting your eyebrows "right" can help you to have a fresher look.Today's we're sharing some tips on caring for your brows.Be Well,Anisa Why Have My Eyebrows Changed?… There could be multiple reasons but usually it is due to hormonal changes that cause thinning and wiry grays sticking out. These problems contribute to a look that is aging and washed-out. A well-defined brow opens our eyes and lifts and frames our faces giving a younger look. Applying eyebrow pencil or powder correctly truly is like having a mini face lift. We can still have great brows over 50, we just must create a little "magic" to make it happen. When doing your brows, focus on the don'ts. Don't Go Too Dark… Choose brow products that are a shade or two lighter than your hair color. It is better to go too light than too dark. Gray haired? A light shade of brown is probably best. Powders and wax based pencils are great for filling in missing tails and...

The Many Benefits of Smiling

I know I've talked about the power of a smile before, but it is time to revisit the many benefits of a simple smile. There have actually been scientific studies on the benefits of smiling and I'm going to share them today. But right now, do something for me… SMILE! Now don't you feel better? Be Well,Anisa Improve Mood… Your smile does more than convey a happy feeling…the physical act of smiling actually influences mood. It can transform feelings and release serotonin, dopamine and endorphins into your bloodstream. Reduce Stress… Research has show than smiling big can reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, boost your immune system and increase stress recovery. Retrain Your Brain… Our brains naturally think in terms of defense mechanisms (think "fight or flight") but when we smile habitually it creates positive brain space…so we feel happiness and more positive for longer periods of time. Reduces Pain… Research shows smiling reduces pain. Again, the act of smiling releases dopamine, endorphins and serotonin into your body. Strengthens Body on a Cellular Level… Our thoughts have an impact on our cell function. In Her book, Secrets of Your Cells, biochemist and artist Sondra Barrett outlines how smiling reduces the...

6 Things You Didn’t Know Social Security Could Do for You…

If you're like me you thought Social Security's function begins and ends with a monthly payment. Certainly that is job number one, but over its history, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has added numerous special services to help us deal with pressing medical, familial and financial issues.Today we will explore some lesser known benefits that I found from an AARP article. Maybe you can take advantage of one, two or more!Be Well,Anisa 1. Expedited Disability Claims… As of late 2021, the average processing time for a Social Security disability claim was more than five months. And that's just the initial application; it can take many more months, even years, to appeal a claim that's first denied. Waits like that can be especially hard for people with severe or worsening illnesses. That's why the SSA established the Compassionate Allowances program, a list of more than 250 serious medical conditions that by definition meet Social Security's standard for disability. Applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) involving those conditions are automatically flagged for fast-tracking and can be approved in a matter of days.When Your Power Fails, This Light Stays On And Today You Can Save Up To...

6 Ways to Repair Low Back Pain

It seems like everyone I know complains about (LBP) at some point. So, what can you do?Even elite athletes suffer LBP. In fact, research reported in the National Library of Medicine confirms nine out of 10 Olympians, two out of three athletes, and 60 to 80% of the general population experience LBP; it's a leading cause of disability globally. Athletes may experience chronic symptoms due to either excessive workouts without breaks or inconsistent ones from undertraining.I found this article from Canyon Ranch Spa that I thought could be helpful."Everyone gets low back pain. Professional and elite athletes often overtrain and don't rest enough after injuries. People coming back from a long period off, like following the pandemic, tend to hit their workouts with too much intensity and hurt themselves," says Jake Fisher, DC, CCSP, CSCS, Sports Medicine Provider at Canyon Ranch.Fisher has treated many clients over the years and has experienced his own LBP while playing soccer and wrestling. He says that, while there's no one-size-fits-all approach to healing or preventing LBP, it helps to meet with a training expert who can assess your workout and/or injury recovery strategy. In general, these tips can help prevent LBP for anyone:Be Well,Anisa...

13 Things to Throw Away Right Now

There's a big trend toward minimalism. It means only keeping items that add value to your life.I have begun this first with my clothes. It is really amazing how it feels to see an organized closet because it is so easy to put things away.This was all spurred on by an article in AARP and decided to share.Be Well,Anisa Minimalism Is On The Rise… In recent years, there has been a push towards minimalism, especially during the pandemic. "People are at home more and are face to face with all that stuff," says Ryan Nicodemus, one half of the Minimalists, a pair on a mission to help others trim down their possessions, and the coauthor of Love People, Use Things: Because the Opposite Never Works. "They're starting to question what actually does add value to their lives." His coauthor, Joshua Fields Millburn, is quick to point out that minimalism isn't living in a stark white house with empty walls and no furniture; it's about keeping what enhances your life and getting rid of what doesn't. "If you come to my house, you wouldn't say, 'Oh my God, this guy's a minimalist.' You'd say, 'Wow, did he just clean up?' "...

Avoid Cold Weather Driving Disasters With These Tips

It's that time of year again, and with all the big swaths of snow storms across the country it's a great time to talk about some winter driving tips to keep you safe!Here in the Chicagoland area it has been downright hazardous the past couple of days. You may have already done this in preparation for bad weather, but it is always important to go over to save issues later one.Test Your Battery; Battery Power Drops As the Temperature Drops.You can take your car into any service station or a place like AutoZone and they can usually test your battery for free. Or you can do it yourself with a battery tester tool. Turn on your car for 10-15 minutes a day outside, just to make sure your car starts and let the battery maintain its charge.Be Well,Anisa Check your tires… If you have all season tires, make sure you don't have old or bald tires. You need good treads for traction. Consider winter tires with a deeper, more flexible tread put on your car. While you're at it, inspect your spare tire to be sure it's in good condition in case of a blow out. Check the Tire pressure;...

6 Best Evidence-Based Supplements for Brain Fog

I get many emails asking what can I do to improve my brain… what most of us call "Brain Fog". Well that's such a hard question to answer. There are countless articles on doing puzzles, exercise and eating right that help. But are there any supplements that help?I found this very informative article on HealthLine. It talks about six supplements that could help."Brain fog," while not a medical condition on its own, refers to a group of symptoms such as trouble with memory, inability to concentrate, difficulty processing information, fatigue, and scattered thoughts.It commonly affects people with certain medical conditions, including fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, autism spectrum disorder, celiac disease, and neuropsychiatric disorders.Many factors, including nutrient deficiencies or inadequacies, may contribute to brain fog symptoms. These are more common in people with medical conditions commonly associated with brain fog.When brain fog is caused by low or deficient levels of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, supplementation may be helpful.Be Well,Anisa 1. Vitamin D Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient necessary for immune system function, brain health, and more. Having low or deficient vitamin D levels may negatively impact cognitive health and contribute to brain fog symptoms. People who...