"Acne Info 101"Written by Steve Williams
If you think you're alone in struggle to ward off acne, don't fret. It seems that while not everyone suffers from it severely, many-around 85% of people, go through it at some point in their life.
Breakouts vary from person to person. So, instead of giving up, get educated! Here are some tips that you can use to clean up and eventually clear up that beautiful skin!
The skin, being body's largest organ, is always mending, growing and changing to fit our needs and to keep us healthy. In a way, it's a type of bio-shell, surrounding you and growing with you. In fact, you shed dead skin cells constantly. This constant loss means that about every seven years, your skin has completely molted itself in its entirety.
So, your skin maintains itself with proper cell function and reproduction. In order for you to maintain this delicate balance, you need to be sure to wash your face daily.
To all intents and purposes, you should actually wash with soap and rinse well two or more times per day. Rinsing thoroughly is probably most important step, even if soap is not available, especially after intense exercise.
Moreover, another way to take care of skin on your face, neck, back and shoulders is to be sure that you wash your hair frequently. You hair releases oils constantly. This oil naturally glides down forehead onto face, and from neck onto back. This is a real concern during humid weather and elevated outdoor temperatures.
Get a Health Screening Before You Start TrainingWritten by Gene Tewksbury
So, you have decided to hire a personal trainer to help you with your workouts. If your trainer is reputable and following proper certified techniques he/she will probably ask that you go through a Health Screening exam before begging your program. Many people resist this essential part of their training program because they feel it is unnecessary or that it will be embarrassing for them, however, these worries are untrue and skipping your health screening can result in a lower quality program design or even an increased likelihood for injury on your part. There are many reasons to perform a health screening, both for you and your trainer.
An analysis of your health history is often primary tool for developing a safe exercise program. Generally a health history form will be filled out and will cover information such as your demographic (age, sex, occupation, etc.), exercise history, health risk factors, medications, recent illnesses and injuries,
- To identify possible health conditions and risk factors that could place you at risk for certain activities
- A thorough health screening can help a trainer to decide what activities and exercises should be included in your workout. Often they can provide modifications to those exercises which may have caused you trouble in past.
- It is often required by many clubs for legal reasons
- It helps you and your trainer to communicate your needs and concerns