Summer is the perfect opportunity to get outside more and take that first step towards achieving optimal health. By implementing just a few simple practices, we can work towards living an overall healthier existence. Dr. Wayne Andersen founder of Take Shape for Life (www.tsfl.com) has provided the following tips:
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The issue of hydration and athletes is a serious issue. Researchers find it important enough to take sweat samples from hot, stinky soccer players to measure the contents of their sweat. The purpose of such studies is to measure what is lost in sweat and then devise a method for best replenishing the lost elements.
Hydration should be a concern in every athletic and fitness endeavor, but with summer underway, hydrating our athletes becomes increasingly important..
After reviewing several research articles and seeking the help of a colleague, Alex Rosenzweig a former trainer to the Chicago Bears, I have compiled guidelines concerning female teenage athletes and their hydration requirements.
Dehydration, including acute levels, will affect the athlete physiologically, mechanically, and mentally. (D.A. Judelson, 2007) The symptoms of dehydration are not as obvious or dramatic as we may believe.
Professional makeup artist Christopher Drummond scoured the runways during Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week this past September to come up with makeup trends that would complement the collections. He then took those trends and incorporated them into his line in a realistic, workable way so the everyday woman could look fashion forward, but not over-the-top.
The top trends that Christopher predicated for this season were pastels, corals and a focus on the eyes.
IAM asked Dr. Belilovsky about his take on the study published this week in the Journal Pediatrics linking pesticide exposure in children to a diagnosis of ADHD. Here is what he told us:
Parents shouldn’t necessarily react hysterically to the recent study linking ADHD and pesticides. One major confounder in this study is the known tendency of ADHD children for self-stimulating behaviors, such as chewing non-food objects. It is possible that some of the link is due to larger exposure of ADHD sufferers to possibly contaminated dirt or contaminated objects that children without ADHD would not have exposed themselves to.
This is called succumbing to the power of marketing. At best, most antiaging creams will temporarily plump up the top layer of skin to give the appearance of fewer wrinkles. In reality, the claim that a collagen cream can erase or fill lines and turn back the clock is completely false. We lose elasticity and tone as we age but spending upwards of $500 for 2 ounces of a collagen cream, even if the claim is that it is a “bio-available” form, is a huge waste of money. The collagen molecule itself is too large to penetrate the skin barrier so, if you really want a quick fix, go to your cosmetic dermatologist or surgeon and spend that money on a syringe of injectable collagen to plump up your wrinkles. Otherwise, in order to be effective, a topical product must contain ingredients such as Retin-A and a stable form of vitamin C to truly be effective at stimulating your own skin’s collagen production.
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