How To Maintain Good Hygiene During Menstruation

how to mantain good hygiene during menstration
how to mantain good hygiene during menstration

As a woman, menstruation is compulsory and keeping good hygiene during this period is crucial as you are more open to bacterial infections and other germs during the period of menstruation. However, it is also important to keep good hygiene always for male and female.
Below is a list of ways to maintain good hygiene during menstruation:
i. Frequent removal of tampons; tampons are superb aids during menstruation as they capture the menstrual flow before it leaves the vagina. However, be warned because if not removed on time, the release can be caused to eventually stain your underwear or even stain your skirt and may also encourage the growth of excess bacteria in the vagina that may lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) which sometimes can be fatal.

ii. Changing of the sanitary pads; during menstruation, sanitary pads are prefered to tampons by some women so if this is the case with you then here are the things to do to ensure good use and adequate hygiene on sanitary pads during menstruation;
* you must be aware of the time the sanitary pad becomes saturated which you should be prepared to change every 3-4 hours during the first few days of menstruation and may become 4-6 hours later on average.
*ensure when changing the pad as soon as possible when saturated and since the menstrual blood passes through the vagina, then the vagina should be washed with plain water(no soap) and kept dry and ensure to wash hands afterwards.
*during menstruation, sanitary pads are not the best choices when planning to wearing tight trousers or skirt because as it may force the menstrual blood to leak out
*never attempt to scratch the area where the sanitary pad covers to prevent leakage.
Apart from maintaining good hygiene of the pubic area, its also important to keep other areas of the clean to bacteria infections and body odour to do so, try the following tips
1. Take a bath or shower at least two times a day morning and night.
2. Frequently wash hands after touching the private part for one reason or the other.
3. Wear clean underwear which must be changed regularly.
4. Application of deodorant to always smell nice but never in the vagina as it has its own cleansing agents.

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HOW TO DIET PERFECTLY FOR Abs

absA perfect 6-pack abs is the delight of most men;having a perfectly flat tommy with a six-pack abs doesn’t just come easily,but maintaining a healthy diet,and watching carefully your diet intake does the main work. If you have the goal of getting a perfect six-pack abs,you’re going to take a planned approach to reducing your food intake(dieting) in order to lose weight. There are diverse types of fat loss diets available,many of which will work properly for losing the weight clinging on the body over years,depending on how much you want a perfect ab,dietary control is vital. To achieve this,you have to restrict yourself to some certain foods and take note of the following diet tips:
Monitor your Diet Intake:

CALORIES
The first important step that needs to be taken is to ensure the appropriate amount of calories is taken,a moderately low intake of calories tend to help to lose more weight. Generally,the calorie count per body weight should be around 10-11 calories per pound. Try avoiding foods that has a high amount of calories such as bread,milk,rice etc.

absFAT
Fat intake should be seriously limited,small amounts of fat are important for the proper function of the body muscles. Fats are known to be more concentrated at the stomach region,in order to lose more weight and gain a perfect abs,cut down your intake of foods which contains a high proportion of fats such as meat,butter,vegetable oil,saturated and trans fat etc. Most of these fat-containing foods have been found to contain cholesterol which affects the proper functioning of the body,and may later lead to fat problems,heart diseases. A perfect six-pack abs requires much lower body fat level,it should not exceed 5-12%. Though,this takes much time and dedication to achieve,to cut the body fat level down to this point,you will have to diet harder than you did before.

CARBOHYDRATE
Your carbohydrate intake should also get changed in order to get a perfect abs. Carbohydrates are known to increase the blood sugar level,since the utmost aim is to control the insulin levels,your carbohydrate intake should be limited.

REGULAR EXERCISES
Regular exercises helps to keep the body in check and lose more weight. Exercises helps in the normal functioning of the body,maintaining the blood vessels,circulation of blood to the body cells. An example of an exercise that could help to get a perfect abs is weight-lifting; it helps to build the muscles perfectly and helps to achieve your six-packs goal.

HOW TO CHOOSE A CAREER AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

FUTURE CAREER  A career is an occupation undertaken,a system of work and activities which is developed throughout a person’s lifetime for progress which requires one to undergo special training,depending on one’s field of specialization during the process of learning in high school. It’s therefore of great importance to have an insight to what you are capable of doing,based on your ability and level of knowledge. Right after the completion of your high school education,there is need to plan adequately for your future,set a goal for yourself and aim at achieving the goal by taking the rightful and necessary steps. In order to choose a right career,there are some necessary steps that needs to be taken:

CONSIDER YOUR INTERESTS
You need to identify and consider what you are best at,basically your passion;passion keeps the burning desire for success glowing,it keeps you focused and determined. In order to choose a right career after high school,you need to identify the list of possible careers that match your interest/passion. Once you’ve gotten that done,be enthusiastic about it!

ENROLLING IN THE NECESSARY COURSES
Make a list of the available courses according to the courses you offered during your high school,the department you enrolled for in school(science,arts and commercial),make accurate combinations of your courses,related to the course you would like to put in for.

ANALYZE YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Discover the job opportunities that could exist for you,after you have chosen your career,try and analyze the stumbling block(weakness) that could hinder the success of the job opportunities,and think on ways you can work on yourself and improve the weaknesses. Think of your strength as your prior values and motivations to achieving your goals.

JOB GROWTH AND INDUSTRY
Taking into consideration the job trends and opportunities available in industries,companies,etc. choose a career that is fast growing and is well-known. Choose careers that will earn you a huge source of income.

You can begin to examine the careers that incorporate your skills as well as the educational backup needed,potential job openings,the average salary earned,all these will also help to improve your standard of living.

TIME MANAGEMENT

To crown it all,the most important is to be time-disciplined. An adage says:’time is life and life itself is an accumulation of time,a wasted life is as a result of a wasted time. Set a target for yourself in a specific time frame,make your decisions in choosing the right career promptly,have a foresight of your future.

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How To Make Homemade Lemonade

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To make homemade lemonade, you’ll need to get down and ready the following:

*sugar
*6-8 lemons(depending on the quantity of lemonade you wish to make however)
*stainer
*liquid measuring cup
*pitcher
When you have the above materials down and ready then proceed to the steps to take in making homemade lemonade:
i. Juicing the lemonade: with the stainer on the measuring cup to prevent your lemonade from having small particles of lemon, squeeze the lemons into the measuring cup and ensure the juice reaches about 1 to 1 and a half cups and then you can move to step 2 of making homemade lemonade.

ii. Making a syrup for the lemonade: pure 1 to 1.1/4 cups of granulated sugar into one cup of water and heat until it boils then stir till all reminants of sugar dissolve and finally allow the mixture to cool.

iii. Making the lemonade: with the simple syrup mixture and the extracted lemon juice down and ready, add them together and stir well then finally add ice or refrigerate.
Enjoy your lemonade and now you never again have to buy lemonade at the store.
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HOW TO REDUCE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS

menstrual Menstrual cramps are involuntary contraction or tightening of a muscle,experienced during or before a periodic discharge of blood tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina(menstruation). The pains of having your menstrual flow is more than enough,accompanied with menstrual cramps(complications).This menstrual cramp is caused by the hormonal balances and the side effects,leading to the contraction of the uterus as it sheds the fertile layer which through fertilization,can be prepared for pregnancy. However,in the absence of a fertilized egg after ovulation has occurred,the uterine walls swells and sheds eggs(ova).

Dysomenorrhea (menstrual cramp) is a medical condition in which pain is experienced during menstrual flow,the pain could be mild,normal or severe,which could cause interference/disturbances with daily activities. Menstrual cramps have been known to occur in the abdomen(in the general region of the uterus),the lower back,some may experience the swelling of the breast and discomfort,backache,leg ache,some may notice changes in their sex drive,breast tenderness,fatigue or a feeling of disgust resulting in vomiting(nausea). The pain is more concentrated in the region of the lower abdomen.
   Here are some important steps that can be taken to reduce menstrual cramps when they occur:

STICK TO A HEALTHY DIET

Maintenance of a healthy diet is important during your period;consume foods that are rich in fiber content,fiber-rich foods are found to help in cleansing of the body of excess estrogen,a good example is vegetables. Take nutritional supplements such as vitamin B1 (e.g yeast,milk,beans) which is effective for pain relief,magnesium(e.g green vegetables,meat),Omega-3 fatty acids,vitamin E and vitamin B6. During this period,when cooking your food,lessen your salt intake to avoid bloating in some cases,also minimize or avoid foods that has high sugar content such as pastries,carbonated drinks,chocolates rather take fruits like banana,watermelon and the likes.

DRINK WARM WATER

in order to ease a regular flow of your period,warm water should be taken,in order to dissolve the blood contents i.e calcium,sodium,phosphorus,iron and chloride which are discharged with the blood in form of a thick blood. Warm water helps to lessen the pain,and create pathways for normal menstrual flow.

USE PAIN KILLERS

pain killers such as paracetamol,ibuprofen,buscopan etc helps to reduce abdominal discomfort, head ache, leg ache etc. Safety measures should be taken when using these pain killers in order to avoid more complications. If the pain doesn’t seem to get reduces,visit a physician or a gynaecologist.

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HOW TO GET A GLOWING SKIN

imagesA beautiful and glowing skin is the joy of every individual including both the young and old. There is need to nuture and take an adequate care of the skin in order to achieve this. The sweat and oily substances secreted by the skin needs to be taken good care of,because if not,dusts and bacteria will stick to the surface of the skin and a dirty skin promotes bacteria and pathogenic growth as well as the blockage of the sweat pores,some diseases can even develop as well as unpleasant body odour. All these may tend to prevent the skin from performing its normal function.
In order to achieve a glowing skin,here are some steps to be taken:
1. Regular Washing: The skin should be cleaned(bath) at least twice in a day;in the morning and at night to wash off sweat and accumulated germs from dusts during the day. These accumulated oil and sweat on the skin goes deep down into the skin layers causing skin rashes,eczema or acne. In order to avoid this,ensure the skin pores are cleaned thoroughly to achieve a spotless and glowing skin.
2. Eating of Balanced Diet: Take foods that are rich in proteins,nutritional fruits,vegetables,fiber-rich foods,vitamins (vitamin B2(riboflavin),vitamin A,vitamin C etc.)These vitamins helps to reduce wrinkles,aging,and makes your skin look and feel healthy. Vitamin A is also important for the maintenance and repair of the skin tissues,Retin-A has been recommended for the treatment of acne,for boosting collagen production in the skin helping to improve the skin’s elasticity.
3. Regular Exercise: The body should be exercised regularly to remove sweats and metabolic wastes. This increases blood circulation in the skin and keeps the skin healthy.
4. Use a Good Skin moisturizer: A good moisturizer keeps the skin glowing,supple and moisturized (hydrated). Coconut oil has been researched to be good for the skin,it has the ability to restore damaged skin,helps in absorbing ultra-violent sun rays which tends to damage the skin(causing skin burn). It heals,repairs and keeps the skin glowing. Virgin coconut oil has an excellent antioxidizing property which helps to destroy and counteract free radicals which causes skin cancer. Coconut oil gives the skin a more health looking texture and a subtle glow.
5. Treatment of Wounds and Cuts: in the case of wounds and cuts,treat the properly in order to get rid of dirts,use ointment on affected parts,increase your vitamin C intake to aid clotting of blood and fast healing of wounds,dress the wound with antiseptic to disinfect the area in order to prevent the entry of infections.
6. Drink Water: Drinking plenty of clean water makes the skin more hydrated and detoxifies the body against toxins that arises from the ingestion of contaminated substances or pollution.

HEALTH BENEFIT OF WATERMELON

watermelonWatermelon is a fruit which is nutrient-filled,has a high content of vitamins,mineral salts and water(the major constituent of the watermelon). Watermelon contains all the highly essential vitamins needed for optimum growth of the body and they include: Thiamine(vitamin B1)-which is required for the proper functioning of the nervous system
Riboflavin(vitamin B2)-responsible for the formation and production of co-enzymes involved in cellular respiration,
Niacin(vitamin B3)-required for cellular respiration,
cyacobalamin- for the formation of red blood cells,
calcium- responsible for strong bones and teeth,the clotting of blood and the normal functioning of the muscles,preventing ricket,osteomalacia and tooth decay.
Ascorbic acid(Vitamin C)-which is the main component of most fruits aids rapid wound healing and helps to resist all forms of infection,
vitamin A which is also present in watermelon enhances normal growth for body cell division and for a proper vision of the eyes,preventing night blindness or any form of eye defect.
The trace elements contained in watermelon include: magnesium,potassium,manganese,magnesium,zinc,copper.
Watermelon has been found to consist of 92% of water and filled with important electrolytes as a result of this,it has helped in many ways; regular consumption of watermelon helps to:
PREVENTION OF AILMENT: regular intake of watermelon helps to prevent the occurrence of some ailments such as diabetes,heart diseases,asthma,cancer,chronic inflammation,indigestion(constipation),liver cirrhosis,water poisoning,kidney diseases etc…
SKIN: watermelon intake is great for the skin because it contains vitamin A,a vitamin required for the production of sebum- secreted by sebaceous glands of the skin which secrets an oily substance into the hair follicles. Sebum keeps the hair and the epidermis waterproof and supple. It also keeps the skin away from dust and microorganisms.
CANCER: watermelon has helped to stop the formation of free radicals;which are known to cause cancer,release hormones that alter body function,which causes damage to the body tissues,cells and organs. Watermelon therefore contains anti-oxidants which prevents cell damage and counteracts these free radicals.
DIGESTION: due to the high water content of watermelon,and its rich fiber content,it aids digestion processes,and helps to prevent constipation.
EXCRETION: watermelon helps to ease excretion,aids the removal of waste products from the body which could be in form of urine,sweat etc..
INFLAMMATION: watermelon has been researched to help in the absorption of fats in the body,thereby reducing the swelling of any parts of the body,it aids in the transmission of nerve impulses.

How to Cure Pimples

pimplesHow to cure pimples is a common demand among teenagers especially. Pimples are inflammations on the skin caused by the activities of bacteria on the oily part of the skin. Pimples are caused by the blockage of the skin spores by dead cells making it difficult for some particles to escape from the body thereby accumulating at a point. They often appear on the face(most especially), chest, shoulder and back. Pimples are also called ACNES.
Pimples are quite normal and very common among teenagers because they are signs of puberty themselves and exist to protect the body from waste products but we often see them as something embarrassing. Getting rid of pimples is not a bad thing, use of lotions and medicine are good but natural means are safer, more affordable and quite reliable. Below is a list of a few among the many ways
1. Honey
using honey is a great way to go about getting rid of pimples, due to honey’s soothing and hydrating properties, simply apply honey on the affected area and leave for about an hour then wash it off thereafter. Repeat often and you should see brilliant results within a week!

2. Toothpaste
toothpaste is also a great way of getting rid of pimples thanks to the presence of floride. Use it must be white toothpaste and avoid using gel toothpaste. To use, preferably make it bedtime, apply on the face overnight and wash off in the morning.

3. Lemon
lemon can be used to get rid of pimples thanks to the presence of vitamin C which can really help dry up the pimples in no time at all. Simply apply fresh lemon juice to the affected area for about half an hour before washing off and be sure its fresh juice as bottled juice contains preservatives which will hinder its effectiveness.

4. Exercise
if you’re into exercises or anything that will make you really sweat after the session, apart from the fact that you’ll be fit and strong, you probably won’t have too many pimples either. If you’re not, then I suggest you do if you’ll be convenient with it because sweat as it is, helps push out the dried out body cells and bacteria that cause pimples and after the session, ensure you freshen up. Keep this regular to get remarkable results.

5. Garlic
adding garlic to pimples may sound funny but it actually works mainly because garlic contains high sulphur contents which are very good for drying oils. To use, you can grind it to liquid paste and apply onto the face or simply slice a part open and put onto the affected area for about half an hour.
In addition, make sure you wash your face very often to keep it as free from sweat or other oily substances as possible as the growth of pimples is enhanced by oily skin.
These among others are good and reliable natural ways on how to get rid of pimples. Try them out and feel free to leave a comment. Good luck getting rid of your pimples!

HOW TO BECOME POPULAR ON YOUTUBE

youutubeIn order to get popular on youtube with whatever package you’ve got to introduce to people,there’s need to get acquainted to the site(Youtube),the following needs to be done;

>At first,you must decide the kind of youtube account you want to have depending on your areas of specialization,your talents,your fields of concentration,what you know more about,and what you’re good at. This could be based on health-related topics,funny videos,riddles,songs,ideas on dance steps,lessons(tutorials on subjects…),vocational trainings(which can be videos on how some vocational works are done such as catering,fashion designing,etc),and even stories. It could also be a mix-up.

>Then make sure you are signed in to youtube and ensure you create a channel: you can create a suitable channel using your name or your business name. Creativity also matters when creating a channel. Choose an attractive and catchy background image,this would help to enhance your popularity on youtube,most importantly,choose your colours and combine them appropriately. You can decorate it anyhow you like,just make sure it’s original and the texts are easy to comprehend and read by youtubers/people that access your channel.

>Make a proper introduction of yourself and state your name/names clearly(avoid the use of ambiguous languages)so that viewers can easily understand you,your aims and objectives;in this way,you’ll create attention and awareness for your account and yourself.

>Make your titles attractive enough: Add popular words if possible,with popular views that aim at discussion,topics of controversial issues,that attracts attention of viewers. Though inviting viewers’ attention isn’t always an easy task,but with persistence and patience you will get people informed and to build the popularity.

>Most importantly,tell your family and friends to check out your videos or whatever your package is on youtube,also try sending friend requests to people on youtube(youtubers),be likeable and friendly to them,if possible,try meeting with famous youtubers this will also enhance your popularity on youtube.

Follow these tips of getting popular on YouTube
and shortly you will be there.

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How To Lose Weight Fast

weightlossHow to lose weight is what alot of people want to know but how to lose weight fast is the deal. Of course there’s no point in losing 5 pounds in 3 months, just saying however, it is equally abnormal to lose too many overnight or in an unreasonable period of time. Below is a comprehensive list on how to lose weight fast you can choose from or combine at will:

1. LOSE WEIGHT WITH FRUIT THERAPY: losing weight fast with a method called fruit therapy can actually be a very convenient way to reduce in weight and it’ll be especially easy for people who already love fruit. Fruit therapy deals with intake of raw fruit supplements like oranges, apples, pineapples, bananas,watermelon and so on and their raw juices better and more often than other foods, during this therapy, one should maintain a diet of raw fruits to other meals as 75:25 for effective results. This method of losing weight is very effective, fast and equally an healthy choice of life style. Effects of fruit therapy show in as little as 3 days. Unfortunately, as good as this method of losing weight is, some people can’t easily adapt to taking more of fruits and less of others in their diet, that’s all up to you. Also, some regions of the world where fruits aren’t so easy to get won’t find fruit therapy so convenient.

2. LOSE WEIGHT FAST BY TAKING LESS OF CARBOHYDRATES: losing weight fast with this method applies mainly to those who don’t do so much of vigorous work. Carbohydrates are rich in calories which when unused get converted to fat by the body which stores up over and over till it gets you robust. White food such as white rice, potatoes, corn, flour, sugar and the likes contain high percentage of carbohydrates. So take less of them and more of green leaves like green beans, peas, broccoli and take more of brown rice instead of white rice,home made food instead of fast food. Pepper, tomatoes which are not only colourful but are also rich in fibres and protein which are essential for losing weight, firmness and strength other than fat, oil or carbohydrate. For effective results in your quest to lose weight fast,eat less of carbohydrates always.

3.LOSE WEIGHT FAST BY DRINKING 8-10 CUPS OF WATER DAILY:this is probably one of the simplest ways to lose weight fast but in turn can be troublesome as water is obviously completely tasteless which some people can’t possibly bare. To lose weight fast with this method, first you need to drink about two cups of water when you wake up in the morning before doing anything else and then take at least one full cup before and after every meal. This method has also been proven to cure diabetes, prevent cancer, heart attack, relief stress,headache, backache, heartache and many others.

4.LOSE WEIGHT WITH REGULAR EXERCISE:

this method of losing weight fast is one alot of people hate but for the sake of those who don’t mind, here are some ways you can adopt:

i. If you have a gym, visit the gym for up to 4 times a week and spend at least 1 and not more than 3 effective training hours on the various weight loss machines.

ii. Jogging long distances once every 2 days really pays off. Burn that fat and push yourself that extra mile! Don’t be lazy. You’ll start losing weight in no time.

iii. Dancing is probably the most enjoyable way you can use to lose weight. If you can dance, lock yourself up in your room, hit ‘play’ and dance your fat away!

iv. Participate in a sporting activity, be it soccer, football, basketball
or whichever, it gets you up and going and in no time at all, you’ll be as slim and fit like you never imagined!

NOTE: Nothing exactly comes  fast especially when it comes to your
health, if its too fast, it’ll probably cause some severe after effects.
The above listed ways take moderate time and are as you can see equally
safe, natural and healthy. Good luck.

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