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How Does Dehydration Affect Your Body Composition?

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How Does Dehydration Affect Your Body Composition?

The benefits of staying hydrated and drinking water are countless. The human body needs a lot of water to function properly which is why a person can only survive for a few days without water. Drinking adequate amounts of water allows you to cleanse out toxins from your body, but did you know that water intake can even affect your body composition? Even though staying hydrated is just as necessary as adequate rest and quality food, it is often overlooked by people. Drinking adequate amounts of water can be the difference between accomplishing body composition goals and seeing no change...

Peptides: What Are They and Why Do You Need Them?

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Peptides: What Are They and Why Do You Need Them?

Peptides have received a lot of attention for their anti-aging properties. After all, they are more effective than your usual dose of creams and moisturizers that merely sit on the skin's surface. But do you know what peptides are and why they need to be a part of your skincare range? Peptides are long chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins in our bodies, including collagen. Every human cell contains peptides, which are proteins that give skin cells their youthful and firmer-looking skin. Not only do peptides act as building components for new collagen, but they...

Skincare Products with Prebiotics: What is it and How Does it Work?

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Skincare Products with Prebiotics: What is it and How Does it Work?

Prebiotic skincare is emerging as a hot topic in skincare and for the right reasons too! The benefits of following a prebiotic skincare routine showcases a visibly positive effect on the skin. In fact, there are several studies which prove that probiotic and prebiotic therapy can be universally applied and can even provide an anti aging effect.  But, wait, what’s the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts (the good ones!) that have important health benefits for our digestive system. Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be used topically or ingested to improve your health. They...

What Happens to Your Body Composition When You Stop Exercising

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What Happens to Your Body Composition When You Stop Exercising

We have all been in a phase where we workout dedicatedly for several months but one day, we decide to take a break. This gap in our training routine may have been due to personal life commitments, vacation, and work pressure or to spend more time with family. This gap slowly turns to a week and before you know it, it’s almost been a month since your last workout or exercise. But what implications does this break have on your body?  Exercising increases the heart’s efficiency to pump blood throughout our body. Since blood carries oxygen, it spreads throughout our...

The Truth Behind Walking 10,000 Steps A Day

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The Truth Behind Walking 10,000 Steps A Day

Most fitness tracking devices recommend taking 10,000 steps a day to stay fit, but does this statement hold up scientifically? You might have heard this number several times before, but a little digging and research will tell you that this number is based on coincidence and unclear history rather than being based on scientific truths.  But wait, where does the 10,000 number appear from? The 10,000-step-per-day goal appears to have been inspired by a clock pedometer that was launched in Japan in 1965. The device's name was "Manpo-kei," which means "10,000 steps meter" in Japanese. This was originally intended to...

Is Acne a Condition Affected By Our Diet?

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Is Acne a Condition Affected By Our Diet?

Acne affects millions of people around the world and is one of the most common skin conditions. It often rears its head during puberty and is particularly relevant between ages 12 to 24. The symptoms of this condition can range from moderate to severe while also having a negative impact on one's quality of life. It even promotes oily skin and lesions such as pimples.  Acne is caused by dead skin cells, bacteria, or a combination of two clogging pores in the skin. When the body generates too much sebum - an oil that maintains the skin from drying up,...

Importance of Antioxidants in Skincare

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Importance of Antioxidants in Skincare

Antioxidants play a crucial role in the overall wellness of our body’s health and skincare. They protect the skin’s surface from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and even protect us from environmental factors such as UV and pollution. But first, what exactly are antioxidants? Antioxidants are a class of naturally occurring compounds that protect your cells from oxidative stress. Owing to their potent anti-aging properties, they're frequently used as an ingredient in skin care product formulas. Research even indicates that eating an antioxidant-rich diet will help you stay younger and healthier for longer. Which is why skincare products include...

How Sudden Changes in Temperature and Humidity Can Affect Your Health

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How Sudden Changes in Temperature and Humidity Can Affect Your Health

Imagine yourself driving an air conditioned car during the hot summer. The moment you park your car, you rush towards your destination which is usually air conditioned. While the feeling of escaping the summer heat feels surreal, this sudden change in temperature and humidity can have drastic impacts on your skin and health.  A sudden and dramatic change in temperature can impact the body’s health. It stresses the body since it is forced to transition from a hot to an air-conditioned environment. This is particularly more in the Middle East and Africa regions where the dominating hot summer weather comes...

The Correct Way To Use Your Car’s AC During The Summer

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The Correct Way To Use Your Car’s AC During The Summer

Driving a car during the summer might be challenging due to the extreme heat. When driving in excessive heat, you'll have to put in extra effort to stay focused on the road ahead. This is especially true in the Middle East and Africa regions where summer usually bears witness to very high temperatures. Taking care of your automobile throughout the summer months is crucial to ensure that the car is safe to drive, whether for long or short trips.  According to studies, temperatures inside a car parked in direct sunlight can quickly rise to deadly levels. Aside from burning your...

The Science behind Bbeza Cafe

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The Science behind Bbeza Cafe

Bbeza Café contains three vital ingredients that make it stand out in comparison to any other coffee brand in the market. These ingredients are L-Carnitine, Garcinia Cambogia and Chicory Root. The first is an amino acid that plays an important role in your body and is best known for its ability to aid in weight loss. Garcinia cambogia on the other hand is a tropical fruit that contains an ingredient called hydroxycitric acid (HCA). The HCA extract is available in powdered or pill form and is consumed for its aid in weight loss.   What is L-Carnitine & How does it...

THMs: The Hidden Danger in Your Shower Water

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THMs: The Hidden Danger in Your Shower Water

Chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent that is added to tap water to protect us from harmful waterborne diseases or viruses. While chlorine in shower water can have adverse effects on your skin and hair, it is particularly even more harmful to your babies. The weak and soft skin of a baby leaves it more susceptible to the effects of chlorine which can have lifelong impacts.  In order to protect your baby from the harmful effects of chlorine, it is recommended to use only chlorine-free water. While chlorine is used as a disinfectant in tap water purification to neutralize germs...

Sunscreen: The Foundation of Healthy Daily Skincare

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Sunscreen: The Foundation of Healthy Daily Skincare

Now that summer is almost at full swing, people are resorting to applying sunscreen more often. While it’s a common practice to wear sunscreen during the summer months; it should be part of your daily skin care routine as well. After all, there are several reasons to include sunscreen into your everyday routine. Who should use sunscreen? Everyone can and should wear sunscreen every day. Men, women and children over 6 months, regardless of skin color should apply sunscreen to protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun. Since darker skin tends to have more melanin – a natural...

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