Essential sleep during the day is needed for everyone including a balanced diet and lots of water. But does one’s health smart stop there? When it comes to their well-being many women look at the big picture without stopping to think about the personal facts and information that can help them live longer, and healthier lives.
How much time should one spend washing their hands?
That’s how long it takes to efficiently zap dirt and microorganisms according to experts. And don’t bother with sterile cleaners: several studies show that working up lather with good old soap and water remains the safest and best way to ward off the microbes.
How much sunscreen should one slather on each morning?
Experts recommend using of sunscreen on the face and body before one heads outside daily, and reapplying it every two hours. Many women buy very high SPFs, like 50, but then don’t use enough of the product to fully cover themselves. The SPF one selects isn’t as important as the amount and type of sunscreen they use. So, look for products containing a solid sun-blocking ingredient like mexoryl with full-spectrum coverage. That means it blocks both UVA and UVB rays, making it more effective for preventing both skin damage and skin cancer.
What’s the maximum amount of processed sugar a person should eat daily?
Individuals should consume no more than six teaspoons (or about 25 grams) of sugar daily in addition to the sugar that occurs naturally in the foods they eat, according to the American Heart Association. Why? Numerous studies have tied an excess sugar intake with obesity and countless health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
When wearing headphones, how long can one listen to music at full blast without damaging their hearing?
5 minutes is the maximum amount of time a person’s ears can healthfully handle a full blast of music from headphones, according to a new study from University of Colorado. To avoid hearing damage, reduce the volume down to 70 percent. One way to check the right level is that one should be able to clearly hear someone next to them calling their name.
What’s the cutoff for healthy blood pressure?
If a woman is above 120 over 80, they’re at risk for heart disease and stroke. But what do these numbers mean? The first number events the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts, while the second shows the number when the heart is relaxing. Exercising more and avoiding excess sodium (aim for no more than a teaspoon of added sodium daily) can help bring one’s blood pressure down to a healthy range.
What’s a healthy thyroid level?
The healthy function of the thyroid gland is monitored via a blood test that measures thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH. One needs to fall within the range of 0.4 to 3. Anything senior indicates that your thyroid is not working properly. An enormous one in eight women will experience thyroid problems this year and unluckily many of these issues will remain undetected because they’re often mistaken for other things, like per menopause or menopause. One should ask their doctor to check their levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) every few years or any time one faces the symptoms like depression, lethargy, mysterious weight gain, hair loss or uneven periods.