Love hearing loud music for long hours on earphones??? Congratulations on getting deaf at the age of just 45! Listening to music at a maximum volume will make you look cool and stylist but sorry guys when you will start wearing “Hearing Aids”, you will look old and pitiful. Why giving your ears torture; it too needs to breathe and relax. The sound waves therefore becomes shock waves when you listen to something loudly for long hours.
Excessively high volume level may result trauma to cochlear structure in the inner ear which will effect temporary or permanent hearing impairment or deafness. The louder the music, the lesser amount of time it takes for Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
Loudness of music is measured in “DECIBELS”. If you listen to anything under 85 decibels, that is normal. But if you start exceeding beyond 85 decibels, man you are in trouble. The sound waves thus will start effecting your eardrums and will gradually effect your ears.
DO NOT HARM YOUR EARS BY:-
-Listening to music eight hours a day at 85 decibels
-Listening to music continuously for 5-6 hours at 90 decibels
-Listening for music for an hour at 105 decibels
KEEP YOUR EARS HEALTHY BY:-
-Giving break to your ears after listening to loud music for at least 15 minutes
-Listening to music at a low volume
-Switching to speakers than earphones as the sound waves will disperse in different direction than directly effecting your ears directly
-Not sharing your earphones to avoid ear infection due to presence of bacteria in ears
-Cleaning your ears regularly
Don’t fall in trap of looking cool and stylish – Baby your ears are important, not your so called friends !!! All you need to do is listen to music at medium or low volume and keep your ears healthy.
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Is Popping or Cracking Bones harmful for your body ?
Like cracking bones from fingers, legs, neck, lower back ? Is it harmful? Does your parents yell when you do it? Afraid of loose bones after the age of 60 ?
The painless cracking of bones is not at all harmful. Our elders always warn us about “Arthritis” if bones are cracked. Through MRI, in 2015, a group of researchers from Canada, studied that knuckle cracking occurs when a space is created in the synovial fluid in the form of bubbles present in the joints. The capsule around the joint which contains this gas filled fluid causes the bubbles to burst which causes that cracking sound.
Multiple studies has been conducted to solve the mystery of cracking bones if it is harmful or not. A large group of osteoarthritis patients were asked to pop bones on regular basis. After a long years of observation, no evidence was found that popping can lead to suffer from arthritis than those who don’t. Also, Doctor Donald L Unger was quite curious about the long term effect of knuckle cracking. Hence he experimented on himself by popping fingers of only on hand for many years. He also found no difference or evidence of arthritis and therefore concluded that cracking or popping can cause no harm to the bones.
Let the white lie told by our elder rest in the grave. It may be quite irritating for few people and maybe such myths were made. If you face any issue while cracking or popping joints, do consult a doctor.
STILL UNAWARE OF BENEFITS OF STANDING IN SUNLIGHT ?
When a person comes in contact with the sunlight, the ultra-violate rays creates vitamin D in a person’s skin affecting as much as 2000 genes in the body. Vitamin D helps in the growth and development of teeth and bones. If your body absorbs less vitamin D, then there is a risk of developing bone problems like fragile bones (osteoporosis) or soft bones (osteomalacia).
Exposure to sun rays can treat several skin issues according to the World Health Organisation. Ultra-violate rays radiation cures skin problems like psoriasis, jaundice, acne eczema etc. All you need is to stand for 15 minutes under sun and get rid of skin issues.
Those who get lesser sun rays are likely to have risk of cancer than those who get more sunlight according to a study from Environmental Health Perspectives. Some of them are colon cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer.
Sunlight is very essential to a human body not only physically but mentally too. When our body is exposed to UV light through sun, our brain releases hormones called serotonin. It helps in boosting mood and keeping calm and peace in mind. People from different countries have different serotonin level. People exposed to more sun rays have high Serotonin level. In colder regions, due to lesser sunlight, people are effected with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression caused due to seasonal changes. According to the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, sun rays can help to avoid premenstrual dysphoric disorder, depression in pregnant women, no seasonal depression etc.
Sunlight also helps in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel disease, thyroiditis etc. Early morning is the best time to gain benefits of sunlight.
Experiencing shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezy or whistling sound in the chest when you breathe ? Then please consult a doctor, you might have asthma.
Asthma is a chronic condition where the bronchi tubes narrows down restricting you to breathe properly. The bronchi tubes are the pass ways that allows air to enter and exit the lungs. According to WHO, people suffer from asthma due to inheritance or when they are very sensitive to foreign particles or change in climatic conditions. Let’s check the types of asthma and what triggers it!
There are two types of asthma –
- Allergic (caused by exposure to an allergen) and
- Non-Allergic (caused by stress, exercise, illnesses like a cold or the flu, or exposure to extreme weather, or some medications)
Most of the people are aware of allergies due to which they are facing problem. Any substance or particle you inhale, might not be suitable for your body and may trigger breathing problem. These substances are called are “Allergens” that causes allergies. All you should do it stay away from it as much as possible.
Allergies Through Air
STRONG ODOR – PERFUME, GASOLINE, PAINT
NON ALLERGIC ASTHMA
Majority of people suffering from nonallergic have after a middle life and suffer from infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract. Women are more likely affected than men in most of the cases. Non-allergic are caused due to infection in the airways. Below are few causes that might cause panic attacks.
ILLNESS- COLD, SINUS, SORE THROATS, FLU, PNEUMONIA
CHANGE IN WEATHER
ASPIRIN, NSAIDs LIKE ibuprofen, naproxen
SULFITES IN FOOD
Therefore try to stay away from the allergens which you feel can cause problems. Different people have different allergies. Consult a doctor without any hesitation.
WARNING! ALERT! INFANT SWIMMING
Kids are natural swimmers ! You drop them in water and see how easily they can swim. Please correct anyone who have the same notion. Infants cannot swim, they can drown and die. Infant Swimming is a total No No !
There is a phenomenon called “Infant Swimming”, where human babies reflectively move through the water. They demonstrate or innate swimming when put in water till the age of six months. This makes you feel they are natural swimmers, but aren’t. They have ability to change the heart rate and respiration when submerged, making them hold their breath. Slowing of heart rate and breathing is called BRADYCARDIAC RESPONSE. However, children under the age of four are not considered to developed fully. Also, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), do not recommend swimming programs for children under the age of one.
Although infant swimming has become very popular, many cases have recently come up regarding children getting drowned. Also infant swimming can develop bronchitis leading to higher risk of asthma and respiratory allergies.
Swimming is good for children who are above the age of four. The benefits are as follows:
1) Good mode of physical exercise
2) Helps in increasing self control
3) Gets comfortable with social situations
4) Improves parent-child bonding
Black Pepper is a common spice used by most of the Asians. It not only spices up your dish, but also gives an aroma.
Black Pepper leads to the hydrochloric acid secretion facilitating digestion. This herb has ability to expel the gas due to its carminative feature which forces the gas to release. Due to digestion, it keep your stomach healthy and helps you to lose weight. It also prevents various gastrointestinal conditions and colorectal cancer. Proper digestion promotes avoiding issues like diarrhea, constipation and colic. Pepper prevents the formation of intestinal gas when someone take black pepper in any form and it can encourage sweating and urination, removing toxin from the body.
Black Pepper treatment goes back to Ayurvedic practices for cold and cough. It has expectorant property that breaks the mucus and phlegm contents in the respiratory pipe due to which it gives relief from sinusitis and nasal congestion. Through the act of sneezing or coughing, the foreign material is expelled clearing your wind pipe. Furthermore it gives relief to patients having asthma and whooping cough.
Vitiligo is a skin disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches and the skin starts to turn white losing its natural pigmentation. According to a research, black pepper contains “Piperine” which helps to stimulate the growth of pigmentations in the skin. Patients who are suffering from this disease are switching from chemical based creams to Black Pepper for natural treatment.
Add black pepper to your daily diet to avoid fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles. Black pepper helps in fighting these issues due to high content of antioxidant. It’s better to rely on natural herb than applying chemicals on face.
Black Pepper is said to prevent skin cancer caused due to the exposure of UV Radiation.
Crush few pepper into small granules with a teaspoon of yogurt and apply in on face. It will act like a scrub and as a result it will help in removing dead cells leaving your skin soft and smooth.
Happy Immune system
Pepper contains Vitamin C which acts as an oxidative property to eliminate free radicals. It also helps in improving your immunity system.
5. Happy Menstruation
Get rid of pain by having 7-8 peppercorns with lukewarm water during periods. It will help in reducing cramps and stomach pain. Girls facing problem with irregular menstruation should mix basil leaves with crushed black pepper and consume it daily.