Scientists at the University Of Wales, in the U.K. were amazed when they discovered the health giving properties found in honey. It is true that honey has been used for centuries., it is also true the stories about its benefits were thought to be wishful old wives tales. Contemporary research is rapidly changing its mind about honey.
In tracking a group of over 700 men for a 25 year period it was discovered that those who used honey had a much lower mortality rate than the group who did not use honey. Other beneficial effects were found such as honey having excellent antimicrobial qualities and very useful as a wound healer.
Other treatment areas such as the flu, digestive upset and generally improved health, are claimed for honey, especially when made into a tea and mixed with cinnamon. (4 cups water, 4 teaspoons honey, 1 tea spoon cinnamon). Drink 1/4 cup at a time 3 0r 4 times a day. According to the literature it would be a good idea to eliminate the cinnamon 1 week out of a month. It should also be realized that these claims have not yet been evaluated medically.
There are surgical and liposuction methods for getting rid of a double chin. They are expensive, sometimes risky and do not always turn out as you expected.
There is another approach to this problem. You should realize that a double chin is the result of two factors. The accumulation of fatty tissue and a loss of muscle tone supporting skin under the chin.
By strengthening the muscles under the chin thru exercise, they will tighten up, pulling the skin and fatty tissue upwards back into place. It may not do quite as good a job as surgery, but for most of us it will be a great improvement.
Here is a Doctor approved exercise to help accomplish getting rid of that double chin. Doing them daily, you should start to see results in about 2 to 3 weeks
Sitting with your back straight in a chair close your mouth. Using either hand place the backs of your finger lightly touching the skin under your chin. With the tongue press hard against the roof of your mouth. Feel how the muscles and tissues under the chin were pressed downwards against your fingers. That is exactly what you want the exercise to do, but without using the tongue to help.
As you learn how to do this without using the tongue, let your fingers offer a resistance to the muscles pushing down. Keep in mind you want to do the exercise daily and in such a manner that you create a sense of fatigue. To fatigue the muscles consider doing the exercise more rapidly.
There are many ways of avoiding or eliminating wrinkles. They range from surgery to spending a fortune in cosmetic creams. One of the most important contributing factors is often overlooked. It is how you sleep The position of your face on the pillow thru the many hours of sleep can worsen or even create lines and wrinkles.
If you sleep face down on the pillow there is a tendency to create vertical lines or furrows in the forehead, which sometimes gives the person a stern angry look.
Sleeping with the side of the face on the pillow will deepen the lines and fold extending from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. This sleeping position also contributes to crows feet extending outward from the corner of the eye.
The ideal sleeping position from a wrinkle prevention standpoint is on your back. In this position no part of the face is in contact with the pillow. If sleeping on your back is to uncomfortable, consider using a silk pillow case. This produces less pulling and friction against the skin of the face, the cause of sleep based wrinkles.
Most people would say that to lose weight you have to eat less food. That is not correct. Actually, you have to eat less calories because when you take in more calories than you need the body stores them as fat. And when you eat less calories than you need, the body breaks down existing fat to get energy to function, causing a weight loss.
Based on this concept it would be a good idea when you are dieting to eat a lot of low calorie food such as greens and grains so you do not feel hungry and leave the high calorie foods such as cake and ice cream alone because they are usually found in such small portions they do not do very much to appease your hunger. If you eat large enough quantities of them to control hunger you will be taking in vast amounts of calories, which will probably get stored as fat.
Now let’s find out how many calories you need to stay exactly as you are and how many calories a day you should eat to lose weight.
Here is the formula the Doctors tell us to use. Take your weight in pounds and multiply it by 10. That is the number of calories the average man needs to eat each day to maintain his same body weight.
example: Man weighs 190 lbs. X 10 = 1900 calories per day
If this 190 lb. wants to go on a diet to lose weight here is how things will work. First he would learn that to lose just one pound it is necessary to be minus 3500 calories. So if he ate 1400 calories a day he would be minus 500 calories each day. 1900 (the amount he needs based on weight) 1900 – 1400 = 500. In seven days or one week he would lose 1 lb. (7 X 500= 3500 or 1 lb.)
Psychologists tell us that the mind and body work together. So if the mind is tense and worried, the body is tense as well. These of course are major contributing factors in making sleep difficult. Since they work together,r by calming the body down we also calm the mind, which helps induce sleep.
By taking just a few minutes to perform the mental exercise in the next paragraphs, you will be rewarded with a new found ability to sleep, almost at will. The exercise should be done when you are in bed ready to sleep. You need not memorize it, but try to use it as a model for the instructions you give yourself.
Close your eyes and imagine the eyelids are very heavy and don’t want to open. Think about how comfortable they feel closed. The heaviness from your eyelids is spreading to the rest of your face. Your mouth is relaxed and slightly open. Your jaw feels relaxed and your scalp is also comfortable and relaxed.
And now let your neck and shoulder feel heavy and relaxed. Let the relaxation and heaviness spread into your upper arms and down into your forearms. From your forearms into your hands and fingers. Let your chest and back feel heavy and relaxed. With each breath that you exhale let your upper body from the top of your head to your waist relax.
The relaxation from your upper body is drifting down into your hips and thighs. Think of it now drifting down into your calves and ankles and into your feet.
The essence of what you have just read is to give you and idea of how to talk your body into a state of relaxation that will promote sleep. Generally speaking, it is a good idea to start with the eyelids and work your way through the face, neck, shoulders, arms, chest and back and then to the hips, thighs, calves and feet. Another words, just follow the anatomy.