Benefits of Drinking Water

Experts recommend that we drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day to maintain good health.

Here are some of the benefits of drinking water:

  1. Drinking plenty of water prevents dehydration

  2. Water keeps the skin healthy

  3. Water can help to control calories

  4. Water flushes out toxins

  5. Water helps our kidneys

  6. Water aids digestion

  7. Water lubricates the joints

  8. Water regulates our body temperature

  9. Water helps the body in absorbing nutrients

  10. Water helps to relieve fatigue

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HOW TO PREVENT FOOD POISONING

  • Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet and before handling food
  • Cook foods thoroughly and refrigerate leftovers
  • Clean worktops, wash your hands and cooking utensils after handling raw foods to prevent cross-contamination
  • Store foods at the correct temperatures
  • Always wash fruits, vegetables and other uncooked foods thoroughly
  • Do not eat foods after the use-by-dates

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SKIN CARE TIPS

 

The skin is the largest organ of the body. The skin protects the body from infections and the elements.
The common skin types are dry, normal, oily, combination and sensitive.
Here are some tips to help you keep your skin healthy:

  • Know your skin type
  • Use the right skin care products for your skin type
  • Wash with lukewarm water instead of hot water
  • Avoid long showers or baths
  • Moisturize regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Don’t smoke
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Reduce stress
  • Sleep well
  • Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells

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PHOBIA

 

A phobia is an extreme and unrealistic fear of an object, animal, place, situation or person.

Examples of phobias are listed below:

Agoraphobia: fear of open places or public places

Arachnophobia: fear of spiders

Acrophobia: fear of heights

Astraphobia: fear of thunder and lightning

Claustrophobia: fear of confined spaces

Cynophobia: fear of dogs

Coulrophobia: fear of clowns

Haemophobia: fear of blood

Homophobia: fear or hatred of homosexuals

Koumpounophobia: fear of buttons

Necrophobia: fear of death or corpses

Phobophobia: fear of phobias or fear of fear

Social phobia: fear of social situations

Xenophobia: fear of strangers or foreigners

Zoophobia: fear of animals

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SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK

 

  • Chest pain
  • Discomfort in one or both arms, neck, jaw, back and stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness

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EFFECTS OF TOO MUCH SUGAR CONSUMPTION

  • Tooth Decay
  • Liver Damage
  • Weight Gain
  • Diabetes
  • Skin Damage
  • Heart Disease
  • Addiction

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RISKS OF DRINKING TOO MUCH ALCOHOL

According to experts, drinking alcohol does make people happier, but only in the short term.

Excessive alcohol can affect your mind and body. Drink sensibly to protect yourself from alcohol related illness or injury.

Regularly drinking excessive alcohol can have severe effects on your health. Researchers have linked alcohol to some illnesses including liver disease, brain damage, high blood pressure, depression, damage to the nervous system, mouth, throat, breast and stomach cancers.

Drink in moderation in order not to harm your health.

Alcohol impairs your driving ability. Do not drink and drive.

It takes about one hour for your body to break down one unit of alcohol (10ml or 8g of pure alcohol), depending on your weight, sex, age, the food in your stomach, medications, metabolism and the strength of the alcohol.

Drinking too much alcohol can affect your judgement and behaviour. It can affect your sleep patterns.
Be careful not to be dependent on alcohol.

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TIPS ON HOW TO LIVE A MORE FULFILLING LIFE

 

  • Be healthy
  • Learn new skills
  • Manage your finances
  • Be confident
  • Socialise
  • Build your career
  • Make the best of situations
  • Make someone happy

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HOW TO STAY COOL ON A HOT DAY

 

 

There are health risks when the weather is too hot.
The problems associated with a heatwave are dehydration, overheating, exhaustion and heatstroke.
Here are tips on how to cool down on sweltering days:

  • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Wear loose, light-coloured cotton clothing
  • Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day
  • Take lukewarm baths or showers
  • Eat small amounts of food throughout the day
  • Put your wrists under cool water for a few minutes
  • Use fans or air conditioners to cool your home

 

 

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HYGIENE TIPS

 

  • Take a bath or shower daily
  • Brush your teeth twice daily
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet and before handling foods
  • Cook food properly and refrigerate leftovers
  • Wash your clothes, bed linens and towels regularly
  • Clean your home regularly
  • Wash your hair regularly
  • Cut your nails regularly

 

 

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