Friday, January 30, 2009

Tips Looking Younger

How long have you been 25 (and older)? And many say that 20 is the new 40 these days. There was a time when you can still run away with it, but now, are people starting to doubt if you really are as young as you say you are? Ok, so you probably look younger than your age, but your lie should be believable. And to do that, you have to be very youthful and fresh. Defy the aging process with the following tips.

Change your outfits. Look at the fashion today and see if your clothes resemble the ones you see in magazines, or if they look grandma-ish. What you wear says a lot about you. Since you’re getting a bonus this year, spend some of it on new and trendy clothes. Throw out those mommy jeans.

Work out. All the hip women of today are looking awesome because of their toned abs and arms. Join them by spending a few minutes of your time on a treadmill.

Sport a trendy hairstyle. Finding the right hairstyle will do wonders for your look. Bangs can hide wrinkles. In choosing the right style, consider your face shape and complexion. For best results, go to a pro stylist.

Wear make-up. Some women hesitate to wear make-up because it “covers natural beauty”. But it’s not at all true. Given the right make-up, your natural beauty can be enhanced and protected from the damaging effects of pollution and aging.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Potential Benefits of Drinking Alcohol

Research is being done to find out what the apparent benefits of drinking wine or alcohol in some populations may be due to, including the role of antioxidants, an increase in HDL ("good") cholesterol or anti-clotting properties. Clinical trials of other antioxidants such as vitamin E have not shown any cardio-protective effect. Also, even if they were protective, antioxidants can be obtained from many fruits and vegetables, including red grape juice. The best-known effect of alcohol is a small increase in HDL cholesterol. However, regular physical activity is another effective way to raise HDL cholesterol, and niacin can be prescribed to raise it to a greater degree. Alcohol or some substances such as resveratrol (res-VAIR'ah-trol) found in alcoholic beverages may prevent platelets in the blood from sticking together. That may reduce clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. (Aspirin may help reduce blood clotting in a similar way.) How alcohol or wine affects cardiovascular risk merits further research, but right now the American Heart Association does not recommend drinking wine or any other form of alcohol to gain these potential benefits. The AHA does recommend that to reduce your risk you should talk to your doctor about lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure, controlling your weight, getting enough physical activity and following a healthy diet. There is no scientific proof that drinking wine or