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13 Disastrous Health Impacts of Smoking

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13 Health Impacts of Smoking Do you know the full impact of smoking on your health? We all must have heard countless times that smoking is bad for the health. We also know that smoking is even more harmful to passive smokers (that’s people who don’t smoke but stay around people who do and inhale smoke).

Below are Health Impacts of Smoking: 1. It increases the risk of stress.
2. It causes damage to lungs due to inhalation of smoke.
3. It may lead to chronic cough due to trapped toxins in lungs.
4. It increases the chances of getting lung cancer.
5. It weakens the sense of smell and taste.
6. It may leave one prone to oral problems like gum inflammation, bad breath or infection.
7. It increases the risk of cataract, poor eyesight, and macular degeneration.
8. It leads to anxiousness, depression, and irritation.
9. It may cause sleeping problems and headaches.
10. It promotes the vulnerability to respiratory infections like cold and flu, etc.
11. It increases the risk of heart attacks, …

What Do You Know About Warts?

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What do you know about Warts? Warts are unwanted, non-threatening skin growths on the top layer of the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They mostly turn up on the fingers, around the fingernails, or sometimes in the genital area.

How Adults Can Cope With the Fear of Doctors

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How Adults Can Cope With the Fear of Doctors
Are you one of those adults that don’t like to visit the doctor because of needles and injections or you just don't want to see things in the clinic or hospital environment? See things like sick and injured people? Contrary to popular belief, children are not the only people who are faced with the fear of doctors. Nearly 20 percent of the population experiences this fear, according to a WebMD article titled ‘Beyond White Coat Syndrome’.

4 Ways to Measure Your Body Fat

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4 Ways to Measure Your Body Fat
How do you measure your body fat? Body fat is the volume of fat in your body when you equate it to muscles, organs, bones, tendons, water and other parts of the body. To stay healthy and reduce the chances of cardiovascular diseases and others, you should reduce your body fat levels to the recommended body fat percentages of 25% - 31% in women and 18% - 25% in men. It is highly advisable to carry out body fat measurement regularly in a bid in to stay healthy. If you need help on doing this, below are some practical ways to do it:
Compare Yourself to a Body Weighing Chart This is actually one of the easiest methods of measuring your body fat. All that is required of you is to take a picture of yourself and compare it to a chart. If you are very keen about this, you can accurately measure your body fat percentage. If you encounter problems making a correct estimation, you should ask someone else to do it for you.

Use Body Fat Calipers To use these units,…

7 Things Your Poop Says About Your Health

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7 Things Your Poop Says About Your Health
I sure know you don’t waste time looking at your poop before flushing down the WC, talk less of talking about it, but do you know your poop could say something about your health? Poop can give you the best clue to your health.
You need to get familiar with how your normal poop looks like so that you can easily spot problems earlier – when they are easy to treat. However, you do not have to go overboard with little day-to-day changes. Instead, look for consistent changes. That is because depending on the types of food or drinks you have been consuming, you may observe temporary abnormalities that won’t last for more than a day or two. But, if you notice a change that lasts a week or more, and you are unable to link it to any recent diet change, make a quick appointment with your doctor. Talking about your bowel movements may not be your idea of having great fun, but it just might be a lifesaver.


Below are seven things your poop could be saying abo…

How Sleep Can Affect Your Mental Health and Wellness

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How Sleep Can Affect Your Mental Health and Wellness There is still so much to be researched on the link between mental health and sleep, but sleep been an elementary foundation of human well-being means it can have definite effects on your mental wellness and capability. Having a good night’s sleep – just like having a balanced diet and maintaining a good lifestyle – is very important in developing mental and emotional resilience, while chronic sleep problems will create room for negative mood and overthinking, anxiety, and depression. Calmly reflect on this: you gain new information daily in life. Sleep provides you the luxury of ‘down time’ to process all these various tiny or large bits and pieces of information, and then enables storage of these processed information into your memory bank. This way they are easily accessible when you need them. Sleep is therefore very important for improving concentration, learning, and creativity.
What occurs to the mental part of the body whe…