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:
Drinking plenty of water prevents dehydration
Water keeps the skin healthy
Water can help to control calories
Water flushes out toxins
Water helps our kidneys
Water aids digestion
Water lubricates the joints
Water regulates our body temperature
Water helps the body in absorbing nutrients
- Water helps to relieve fatigue
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
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
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.