Don't panic if you've been diagnosed with high cholesterol. Use these tips and tricks to reduce your cholesterol and get back on track.Making the change to a healthful diet is the first step in lowering cholesterol. Most important: Limit the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet.6 Foods changes include:
Try these tips and tricks to lighten up your favorite recipes-Make recipes or egg dishes with egg whites or egg substitutes, not yolks.Instead of regular cheese, use low-fat cottage cheese, part-skim milk mozzarella, and other fat-free or low-fat cheeses.Use vegetable-oil spray to brown or saute food.Don't bake with drippings; use wine, fruit juice, or marinade.
Flax seed can help reduce total cholesterol and LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels. Flax seed oil also contains omega-3 fatty acids, but it doesn't have the beneficial fiber that the seeds have.
Ways to include flax seed in your diet:Add a tablespoon of ground flax seed to your hot or cold breakfast cereal.Add a teaspoon of ground flax seed to mayonnaise or mustard when making a sandwich.
It's no surprise that most women are wearing the wrong size bra, according to a survey.
Wearing an unsupportive bra isn't merely annoying. It can make you look heavier than you are and more importantly, can cause your breasts to sag, especially if you have a large chest. Follow these uplifting tips for finding the perfect fit--and look 5 pound less...
The best way to find the perfect bra is to have a one-on-one fitting with a bra specialist in a store that offers a wide range of bra sizes. Your cup shouldn't runneth over because it's too small--or wrinkle or gap at the top because it's too big. Instead, the right bra will cup most of your breast and keep your set firmly in place. It should also separate your breasts by about an inch. If you wear under wire bras, the wire should rest against your rib cage and not pull away from the body, according to expert.
If a bra fit specialist tells you that you're actually a 32 E (yes, E), despite the fact that you've been wearing a 34 D for a decade, don't sweat the sizing. It may come as a shock that you're bigger (or in some cases, smaller) than you were led to believe, but it makes sense that there would be a range of cup sizes that go beyond the typical A, B, C, D. After all, clothing doesn't just run in sizes 0 to 6, so why should your bra? As with clothing, don't get hung up on numbers, just focus on the best fit.
Although you want your bras to feel good on, you don't want a brand-new bra to be too comfortable from the get-go. You want it firm around the body and on the first hook so you have two to three hooks to go as the bra stretches. You want a bra that hugs and holds you because you wear them 14 to 16 hours a day. In other words, like your best friend, you want your bra to deliver continuous support and be able to grow with you over time.
Be honest, do you have bras in your drawer that are older than your 10-year-old dog? If so, it's probably time to toss them. Bras that are stretched out, torn, have broken elastic or feel loose or unsupportive on the tightest hook should be thrown out and replaced. It may be hard to part with a bra that's become as comfy as slipping on a soft cotton t-shirt, but by nixing bras that don't provide support, you're doing yourself--and your breasts--a huge favor.
Nearly 70 percent of women wear four bras or fewer, according to the Intimacy survey, and 40 percent wear only two bras or fewer. But bras are like shoes--you need to rotate them every day to prevent your bras from wearing out too quickly and to let them breathe. So how many boulder-holders should you own?
Ideally, seven to ten, but that's a large number,says expert. Women have too few bras that they actually wear--and a lot sitting in their drawers that are a waste of money because they are uncomfortable. If you have five working bras in your wardrobe that you actually wear, that's good.
Tossing your bras in the washer and dryer can cause them to fall apart over time. Using a standard laundry detergent to wash them will degrade the material and cut the bra's lifespan in half, according to expert. What's more, the intense heat of the dryer will cause the elastic to break and lose resilience. Instead, take care of your investment by washing your bras by hand and using a mild fabric care wash such as Ivory Snow or favorite, Forever New. Dry bras on the dryer's delicate cycle or let them hang dry. You'll double the life of a bra she says.
Ravindranath said brain also plays role in deciding our social behavior, emotions, anger and overall health.
'There is enormous interest and need to understand brain. The European Union has initiated a study - Human Brain Project - worth millions of rupees early this year, followed by the US which is investing $100 million in a similar kind of project,' she said.