Botox: How Does It Work on Wrinkles

Botulinum toxin is made from a particular type of bacteria. In large amounts, it can be poisonous. Although only weaker, tinier amounts of botulinum toxin doses are used to minimise facial lines and wrinkles. When the botulinum toxin is injected, it blocks nerve signals that make certain muscles contract. The process relaxes the muscles which reduce the unwanted lines and wrinkles. The effects of the injection normally last for up to three to six months. After that, the muscles start to move again, and the fine lines and wrinkles will come back.

Botox

At the beginning of your treatment session, your doctor should rub an anaesthetic cream on the treatment area to numb it. Then the doctor will inject the solution into certain facial muscles. This process only takes a few minutes and can be done administered right in the doctor’s clinic. Immediately after your appointment, you should be able to go right back to your daily activities.

Around the third day following the injection, you will most likely notice some muscles starting to relax. In one weeks time, you will notice fewer facial lines and wrinkles.

Dealing with wrinkles

The first signs of ageing are often lines and wrinkles around your lips, eyes, forehead and cheeks. Wrinkles are a perfectly normal feature that occurs on our faces. However, many people feel that wrinkles make them look older and tired all of the time. Thankfully, Botox treatments in Southport – London Cosmetic Clinic can help you with the ultimate solution to achieving a younger-looking, wrinkle-free, smoother skin!

Forehead wrinkles are significantly reduced after a Botox treatment, even when the recipient contracts his/her facial muscles. To minimise the look of lines and wrinkles, a large majority of people opt to have botulinum toxin injections. These injections are often referred to by their brand names: Dysport, Xeomin or Botox. The injections of botulinum toxin relax certain muscles in the face, and specific wrinkles become less noticeable.

Wrinkle Types

Dynamic wrinkles develop due to facial muscles that continuously move when you squint, smile, frown or laugh. These wrinkles often form around the lips, between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Everybody is born with dynamic wrinkles, but as we get older, the wrinkles become deeper and much more noticeable. Botulinum toxin is commonly used to make these dynamic wrinkles less noticeable.

Wrinkles and very fine lines form when collagen starts to thin. Collagen is protein just underneath and within the deep layers of skin. Sun damage and ageing contribute to collagen thinning; making the skin sag and stretch, thus, creating fine wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can’t eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, but it can significantly minimise them temporarily.…

No Longer on the High Side of Normal for Blood Pressure

Having normal blood pressure is so very important for a number of reasons. Hypertension is simply high blood pressure, and this is a condition that wreak havoc in a person’s life. It can make a person’s chances of heart disease increase, plus it can also result in a person having a stroke or even dying. That is why it is so important to make sure that your blood pressure is regulated as normally as possible. I decided to look into hypertension herbs because while I have good blood pressure right now, it is on the high side of normal.

I have an extensive family history of high blood pressure, so I knew I wanted to do what I could to make sure I was taking care of myself as best as I could. I was not to the point where I had to take blood pressure medication yet, and I wanted to keep it that way.…

I Know This Interesting Girl

I have been talking to this girl for quite a good while. I see her in the library all of the time, and over time I got to know her a little bit. I never thought too much about the size of her breasts, but then one day she was reading this naturaful review at breastenlargementresource.com. In fact she asked me what I thought about her breasts, which was a shock to me. I wondered if this was the sort of thing you would ask a guy unless you think that they are gay or something, so it set me back on my heels and she laughed at me. That made me wonder if she were just having fun at my expense, because it is not as though guys do not notice breasts on a very regular basis. I stared at them just for the heck of it and told her that they seemed to be about perfect, but that I would have to see them without the sweater and the bra to be sure.…

I Never Thought I’d Have Full Eyelashes

I have never had thick and full eyelashes. It was something I always wanted, but I found that it was something that I would probably not get. At least, that used to be my attitude. I am not the only one in my family with this problem, so I was really surprised to see my cousin with nice thick lashes not long ago. They did not look fake at all, but I knew they had to be. That is why I was surprised when she told me that she had been using Careprost, an eye drop product that was recommended to her by a friend she knows.

I was mostly impressed because they looked so natural on her, which is why I was surprised to find out that they were. They were not attached in any way at all. All she does is use eye drops, and those thick luscious lashes are the result.…

Health Benefits of Eating Eel

Eels may not appeal to you visually as they do look rather like black snakes, but they are nutritious, healthy, and taste very good – and you don’t have to take my word for that! I love them and I didn’t have to acquire a taste for them. I probably ate quite a few of the plastic cupfuls of jellied eels before I realized what I was eating. My grandfather adored them and that was good enough for me. They are a meaty fishy thing as far as texture goes, but as they were in a jelly, they were also slippery.

London’s East End is famous for its pie, mash and liquor, and its jellies or stewed eels. The working classes were eating them heartily in the 1800s and the tradition continues today. Tourists and locals alike can be found in the pie shops trying out the local ‘delicacies’ if you can call mashed potatoes and a meat pie covered in pea sauce which may have been made with the water leftover from cooking the eels.

Eels are good for you as they contain Omega-6 fatty acids, and so have all the benefits of other oily fish such as mackerel and salmon. They contain the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, selenium (the feel good mineral as I like to think of it), manganese, zinc and iron. As for minerals they are a very good source of vitamins A and B12 and also a very good source of protein. They contain no carbohydrates, but have 18 amino acids and vitamins A, C, E (in the form of Alpha-Tocopherol) k, The B-complex vitamins, B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, B5, B12 and choline. This means that they are heart healthy, protect the central nervous system, help vision, promote hair growth and help rejuvenate the skin, and of course there’s selenium, good for the brain and a mood enhancer.

This year, the price of eels and elvers (baby eels) has sky-rocketed, partly because the populations in the Thames have decreased, and partly because people have woken up to the fact that eels are healthy and tasty too. In April 2012, American fishermen in Portland, Maine, were saying that a pound of eels could fetch more than $2,000. The season for elvers is short, being from February to May.

I will never forget the first time I saw these small, transparent, wriggling creatures crawling over the prawns and fish in Swansea market. I got over it though and ate them when we got home. You can still buy them there with the fresh cockles and laverbread (cooked seaweed). Jellied eels can be prepared at home, they are boiled in water and spices and the water is allowed to cool and then it becomes jelly as the eel is fatty, as I mentioned above. You can eat them hot or cold, and if you are in the East End of London, they will be served in a bowl, and you will be given them already …

Health Tips for Writers: 7 Ways to Reduce Strain and Fatigue From Typing

People who think writing isn’t manual labor haven’t done any. It’s true you don’t use your legs or cardiovascular system the same way you would in some occupations, but the strain on your eyes, neck, back, and wrists more than makes up for it. Headaches, chronic fatigue, and carpal tunnel pain are just a few of the physical occupational hazards facing writers and other workers who type a lot. As a professional freelance writer, I’ve become more familiar with these writing-related ailments than I care to be. To help others in a similar situation, here are seven ways I’ve found to help reduce strain and fatigue when writing.

1. Create a Comfortable Workspace

First, create a comfortable workspace. Your workspace includes your desk, your screen, your keyboard and other input devices such as a mouse or digital pen, and your chair. Discomfort, strain, fatigue, and pain can result from placing any of these in awkward positions.

Position everything so that you can sit up straight with your screen at eye level, your hands placed comfortably, your back and hips comfortably supported, and your feet placed comfortably on the floor. Adjust the height, lateral positioning, and distance of the elements of your workspace to achieve this.

Avoid placing your screen so that you have to tilt your head or twist your neck to see it. Keep your keyboard and other input devices at a height where you can drape your hands comfortably over them rather than flexing your wrists and fingers up when you type or click. Keep your input devices at a distance where you don’t have to overextend your elbows to use them. Adjust the height and positioning of your chair to conform with these principles.

2. Sit Comfortably

Creating a comfortable workspace is a step towards sitting comfortably, which is another key to avoiding fatigue and strain while writing. Good posture will also help with sitting comfortably. Following a few important posture principles will provide you with solid structural support, minimizing strain and maximizing comfort.

When you sit down to write, keep your head up so that the center of your screen viewing area is at eye level. Keep your neck and spine straight by adjusting your shoulders so that they align vertically over your hips. Let your feet rest supported flat on the floor or a supporting surface.

Avoid posture problems by monitoring the positions of your head, neck, spine, shoulders, and hips. Don’t lean forward with your neck or trunk. Don’t let your head droop. Don’t slouch your shoulders. Don’t push your hips ahead of your upper body. Don’t let your feet dangle behind you or stretch them out ahead of your body.

3. Warm Up

Warming up before you type will help you avoid fatigue and repetitive motion strain. This is especially important if you tend to experience wrist stiffness when typing, but it’s a good practice in general to prevent stiffness and boost energy.

Spend a few minutes warming up your eyes, neck, shoulders, …

Health Benefits of Mannitol – The Many Uses of This Amazing Sugar Alcohol

Mannitol is a sugar alcohol which means they are part sugar and part alcohol. It was initially obtained by isolating secretions from the tree of the flowering ash, called manna, named after the biblical food. It is also sometimes called mannite or manna sugar.

As a sugar alcohol similar to sorbitol and xylitol, mannitol is considered a form of carbohydrates that is not completely absorbed by the body and therefore, does not contribute to the increase of the body's glucose or blood sugar level.

Mannitol is used as an osmotic diuretic demonstrating its ability to increase blood flow to the kidneys. It can also transport liquid through a membrane from a less concentrated to a more concentrated environment. It is a type of diuretic that inhibits the reabsorption of water and sodium after it has been used by the body.

It is used as a renal vasodilator which means that it has the ability to widen the blood vessels in the kidneys resulting from the relaxation of the smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls. When dilation of the blood vessel happens, the flow of blood is increased due to the decrease in vascular resistance.

Mannitol is known to significantly reduce an elevated intracranial pressure caused by severe head trauma or injury. This high pressure on the brain can be fatal if it is left untreated for a longer period of time but children are able to withstand the prolonged high pressure more than adults can.

This very unassuming sugar alcohol is also known to treat patients who are suffering from oliguric renal failure, the disease characterized by decreased urination due to the insufficiency of the kidneys to filter toxic substances from the blood. In this case, mannitol is administratively intravenously then filtered by the kidneys. As a consequence, more water and sodium are excreted by the kidneys, decreasing the volume of fluid outside of the cells asserting its role as the ultimate cleanser of the body's toxic substances.

Mannitol is also believed to possess the ability to remove the barrier that separates the circulating blood from the cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system. This barrier which is made up of endothelial cells can be completely destroyed by mannitol giving it unhindered access to the brain as it delivers drugs needed for the treatment of certain diseases such as Alzheimer's and other diseases of the central nervous system.

Mannitol is also used during cardiopulmonary bypass to ensure stability of the kidneys in case of low blood flow and low blood pressure during surgery. It follows the swelling of the endothelial cells in the kidneys which would have otherwise reduced the blood flow to the area and caused damage to the organs.

An Australian pharmaceutical company is currently in the process of further developing mannitol as treatment for cysctic fibrosis. In its powder form, mannitol is inhaled using an osmohaler to draw water into the lungs to loosen the thick mucus that characterizes this disease of the lungs.

Mannitol is …

Rowing to Music – A Fun New and Effective Fitness Training

Physical training in indoor rowing machines have been popular in many rowing clubs. A new and motivating training form is to use training programs with rowing adapted music. In this article we will look at how to:

  1. Select music suitable for rowing training
  2. Get free tools for audio editing
  3. Adapt music to your rowing training programs
  4. Motivate and inspire your rowing club friends

The goal is to give you an understanding of how to make your very own rowing training programs with music of your personal taste. It is a fun and rewarding experience.

Energetic music with a clear and constant rhythm is perfect for your rowing program

Browse through your music library to find your favorite music that sounds energetic and motivating. Make a folder for the music on your computer and place copies of the music in it. A selection of slow, medium pace and fast music is needed. Ideally you should have about 10-20 songs of each pace.

We will only use music in 4/4 rhythm. To sort the songs pace you need to count the beats per minute (BPM) in the music rhythm. Music with a BPM within the range of 80 to 128 is suitable. On the internet you can find free software that can auto detect the BPM of your music. But the best and most accurate way is to count the BPM manually.

When training in a rowing machine we talk of rowing pace = strokes per minute. Therefore we divide the musics BPM by 4 to find which rowing pace (strokes per minute – SPM) the music rhythm equals. Add the SPM as a note to songs titles.

You can use a standard stopwatch to measure the BPM and divide it by 4 to get the SPM. There is a special stopwatch model called DIGI DT-320 which in a special mode can read out SPM directly, so you only need to push start and stop. Start the stopwatch when you start counting beats 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4 and then stop the watch when reaching the following beat 1. Next step is to edit the music.

Audacity is a free software tool for editing your music

Audacity can freely be downloaded from the Internet. There are versions for both PC, Mac and Linux. There is documentation for the software. Another nice source for learning Audacity is to look for tutorials on YouTube. Audacity offers many advanced features, but we only need a few simple functions for our purpose.

You only need to learn how to:

  1. Import your music into Audacity
  2. Cut away unneeded parts of the song
  3. Fadeout the last 2-3 seconds of the used part of the song
  4. Connect the songs on the timeline
  5. Export the edited songs as a new single music track (the final rowing music program)

The learning curve for using Audacity this way is reasonable short when using YouTube tutorials. Next step is to decide how you will build up your rowing program.

How to build your rowing training

Hand Massage Therapy – Better Health in the Palm of Your Hand

Some may consider the practice of hand massage therapy as a new way to improve circulation and encourage your body to self-heal. But hand massages have been used as far back as classic Chinese and ancient Egyptian times. Apart from our face, our hands are often the most noticed part of our body, which is why we care so much about how they look. You’ve probably met someone who looks very youthful in their face, while their hands reveal their true age.

The theory of hand massage – that every part of one’s body can be mapped on a person’s hand – came by way of a Korean doctor who specialized in acupuncture. The acupuncture method that he developed led to the discovery of today’s traditional hand therapy.

During a massage, endorphins are released into the system to balance our body and reduce stress. So, while a hand massage feels wonderful, it’s also working its healing magic to:

•Keeping joints mobile;

•Increasing circulation in your hands;

•Toning the muscles in your hands;

•Rejuvenating your skin;

•Helping to prevent conditions such as RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury);

•Reducing stiffness and increasing flexibility.

Today’s technology is proving to be a new source of pain and discomfort in our hands… texting on cell phones, extended video game play, typing on our computer keyboard… all are contributing to the popularity of hand therapy to combat the increased strain on our hands.

If you use your hands a lot during any given day – and most of us do in our workplace – you probably experience the tension and pain associated with your work. If you spend a majority of your day typing – for example – a hand rub can relieve the effects brought on by excessive use of a computer keyboard. In just 5 – 10 minutes, one can experience much-needed relief; this benefit only compounds the popularity of hand massage therapy among people of all ages.

If you’re familiar with reflexology, you know that a hand rub can bring relief to the stress and tension found in various other parts of the body. As stated earlier, it has been found that different parts of the hand have “access” to other – often distant – parts of our body. So during a hand rub, the area receiving the pressure is certainly being targeted, but so are the other parts of the body that “link” to that area of the hand. A trained massage therapist can treat neck and head pain, arthritis and poor circulation by honing in on specific areas of the hand while administering a hand massage.

A hand rub – correctly administered – provides relief to various parts of our upper, middle and lower body. I combination hand massage can effectively used to address the effects of:

•Symptoms associated with cold and flu;

•Back pain;

•Problems with our immune system;

•Addiction and craving;

•Sexual energy reflexes;

•Mental stress and energy.

Though do-it-yourself hand massage equipment is popular, having it done by a …

Effective Communication Techniques For Health Care Facilities Managers

As unique and varied as the competencies are to function in our role as effective facilities administrators, the ability to communicate effectively nears the top of the list. In the development of the dozens of position profiles I’ve compiled, the ability to communicate within the given culture of an organization maintains a prominent place in the set of required skills.

Conversely, I’ve observed the demise of many talented facilities managers predicated on the inability to translate issues into a concise and timely transfer of information. There exists a perception that organizational communications is not one of an “engineer’s” strongest areas of expertise.

Complex Information

Because of the unique nature of the role, the healthcare facilities manager possesses a challenging audience with an equally challenging message. With a vocabulary very distinct from the clinical, fiscal, and governing world, our communications commonly involve a dialect of codes, infrastructure, and engineering terms that are unfamiliar and often not understood. Projects we deal with involve many disciplines and the results are contingent upon a clear understanding of the strategies we develop and communicate.

The best communication strategy is to establish “need to know” expectations at all levels. Many executives require ongoing and continuous updates, while many of our “customers” would prefer only information that directly affects their area of accountability. It is best to set communication expectations case by case and be diligent in fulfilling this anticipation.

Good News, Bad News

Regardless of your audience, keep communications relevant and focused. As the saying goes “Few care about storms you encountered, but rather the safe arrival in port”. In our unique world of facilities operations, many communications are critical to the success of the organization’s mission. With that criticality, comes a tendency “sensationalize” the communication of the contributing issues. Do not editorialize your message by providing only the information that is relevant and pertinent to the listener.

Offer Solutions

Our colleagues look to us for solutions. Don’t dwell on the problems that contributed to the situation, but rather offer a series of recommendations that prioritize available solutions. Communicate viable options backed by sound justification as well as a clear picture of the pros and cons of individual recommendations.

Effective communication is an art and is crucial to any successful relationship. Work to design effective communication skills based on your organization’s needs and implement a delivery strategy that fulfills the needs of the listening audience.…