It's true: you are what you eat. Your face, just like the rest of you, can reflect what you eat. Here are some delicious ways to avoid getting wrinkles:
Tinea pedis, better known as athlete's foot, can be a chronic condition that lasts for years. The fungus that causes athlete's foot thrives in warm, moist environments like showers and pools. Walking barefoot and stepping on the contaminated skin of someone's foot is one way of becoming infected. The warm, moist environment of socks and shoes contribute to fungi growth.
Symptoms include itchy feet, cracked, blistered, or peeling skin, especially between the toes. Redness or scaling on the soles of the feet may also be symptoms. Relief can come by over-the-counter medications or, for more severe cases, treatment by a physician.
To prevent athlete's foot,
Although shrimp is higher in dietary cholesterol than fish or chicken, it's low in saturated fat. Saturated fat is the main culprit for raising blood cholesterol levels. Not only is shrimp low in saturated fat, but it also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can be heart healthy.
On the downside, 3 ounces of cooked shrimp provide a whopping 167 milligrams of dietary cholesterol. Since some experts recommend that dietary cholesterol levels not exceed 300 milligrams per day, you can still enjoy shrimp. Simply balance your intake of shrimp with other low cholesterol foods such as fruits, vegetables, and nonfat dairy products.
(suggestions from Indiana University Health Center)
Following are tips on how to maintain a healthier lifestyle and to prepare you to cope with the stress of everyday living.
Structure each day to include a minimum of 20 minutes of aerobic exercise.
Eat well-balanced meals, more whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Substitute fruits for desserts.
Avoid caffeine. The substance may aggravate anxiety, insomnia, nervousness and trembling.
Reduce refined sugars. Excess sugars cause frequent fluctuation in blood glucose levels, adding stress to the body's physiological functioning.
Reduce alcohol and drugs. These substances may add to headaches, swelling, decrease coping mechanisms, and add to depression.
Get at least 7 hours of sleep nightly.
Spend time each day with at least one relaxation technique - imagery, daydreaming, prayer, yoga or meditation.
Take a warm bath or shower. Go for a walk.
Get in touch! Hug someone, hold hands, or stroke a pet. Physical contact is a great way to relieve stress.
Some additional suggestions for reducing stress levels and enhancing your college experience: