A Guide To Pampering Pedicures

Written by Vincent Platania

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Pour a quarter-sized dollop of lotion into your hand and start atrepparttar heel, rubbing repeatedly with a light touch, softening skin and soothing stresses. Move uprepparttar 148323 foot, rubbing lotion inrepparttar 148324 bottom ofrepparttar 148325 foot. Use thumbs to make small circles as you work your way overrepparttar 148326 sole. Pressure can be increased anywhere it feels good. In fact, ticklish feet prefer a firmer hand; it'srepparttar 148327 light touch that tickles most!

Pay extra attention torepparttar 148328 toes. Rub between toes, using a gentle touch. Finish by rubbing each toe individually. Give both feet equal care.

Finish withrepparttar 148329 toe nails. File any jagged or sharp edges and shaperepparttar 148330 toe nail. Even if you do not want to polishrepparttar 148331 toenails, use a nail buffer to smooth nail ridges for a clean, healthy look.

If possible, use a nail buffer that has three separate finishes. Start withrepparttar 148332 roughest surface first and give each nail 20 strokes. Give each nail 20 more strokes with next surface, and finish with 20 buffing strokes withrepparttar 148333 finest surface onrepparttar 148334 nail buffer. Use that goofy looking sponge toe separator. This tool keeps polish from smearing as toes bump together.

When polishing toe nails, keep in mindrepparttar 148335 beating your feet take duringrepparttar 148336 day. Start with a clear base coat of polish to preventrepparttar 148337 yellowing onrepparttar 148338 toenails resulting from dark polish painted directly onrepparttar 148339 nail. Two coats of color will helprepparttar 148340 nails stay attractive for up to two weeks. Finish with two sheer coats of a protective top coat to keep your pedicure looking great.

Now that your feet look and feel festive, take those pampered toes out onrepparttar 148341 town.

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What Makes Your Blood Cholesterol High or Low

Written by Kim Beardsmore

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Weight. Excess weight tends to increase your LDL-cholesterol level. If you are overweight and have a high LDL-cholesterol level, losing weight may help you lower it. Weight loss also helps to lower triglycerides and raise HDL.

Physical activity/exercise. Regular physical activity may lower LDL-cholesterol and raise HDL-cholesterol levels.

Age and sex. Before menopause, women usually have total cholesterol levels that are lower than those of menrepparttar same age. As women and men get older, their blood cholesterol levels rise until about 60 to 65 years of age. In women, menopause often causes an increase in their LDL-cholesterol and a decrease in their HDL- cholesterol level, and afterrepparttar 148322 age of 50, women often have higher total cholesterol levels than men ofrepparttar 148323 same age.

Alcohol. Alcohol intake increases HDL-cholesterol but does not lower LDL-cholesterol. Doctors don't know for certain whether alcohol also reducesrepparttar 148324 risk of heart disease. Drinking too much alcohol can damagerepparttar 148325 liver and heart muscle, lead to high blood pressure, and raise triglycerides. Because ofrepparttar 148326 risks, alcoholic beverages should not be used as a way to prevent heart disease.

Stress. Stress overrepparttar 148327 long term has been shown in several studies to raise blood cholesterol levels. One way that stress may do this is by affecting your habits. For example, when some people are under stress, they console themselves by eating fatty foods. The saturated fat and cholesterol in these foods contribute to higher levels of blood cholesterol.

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