Smoking while pregnant has harmful effects, as medical experts will share. Many mothers, who find it hard to go without a puff, are guilty of smoking while pregnant. Not giving up cigarettes, however, can harm an unborn baby. Quitting, as we know, benefits the body and mind. Smoking While Pregnant: Statistics The number of maternal smokers who smoke and endanger the health of their unborn babies is troubling. The 2011 Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS), which collates data from 24 states in the
Is second-hand smoke worse than smoking? Smokers, non-smokers, and health experts have battled over this question for decades. Answering it is a struggle because of the differing views on the issue. So, is second-hand smoke worse than smoking? Perhaps science will offer some insights. What Is Second-Hand Smoke? For many of us, smoke is what it is. There’s no difference between first and second-hand smoke. Or is there? Second-hand smoke has its name for a reason. It’s smoke from tobacco products that we don’t inhale directly.
People, women, in particular, have wondered what causes bags under eyes since time began. Eye bags are, for want of a better word, an eyesore. No one wants to resemble a panda when they meet their colleagues at work. It would help if we knew what causes bags under eyes, and how to get rid of these unsightly dark areas on our faces. What causes bags under eyes There are many explanations for what causes bags under eyes. Knowing these triggers will help you avoid
We take pains to take care of our hearts, lungs, skin, and weight, but we often forget our gut health. Consequently, we don't pay enough attention to what put in our bodies. But our gut health impacts our well-being in profound ways. A healthy gut keeps our brains and psyche in tip-top shape. .It also helps us look our best. 6 Remarkable Ways Your Gut Health Affects Your Well-Being 1. Your Gut Health And The Brain The cliche 'butterflies in the stomach' came about for
If you feel ill-at-ease spiritually, you probably need a dose of chakra cleansing. Spring clean your soul, just as you would your home. Chakra cleansing helps with the former. We introduce you to the different chakras and how to clear them the natural, life-giving way. What is Chakra? A chakra is the body's energy center. You may see it as a freeway through which your cosmic energy travels. 'Chakra' comes from the Sanskrit word for 'wheel.' Chakra practitioners refer to it as our life force
The signs of a toxic friend are subtle. You may not know how bad your friend is for you because you're caught up in your friendship. But you'll feel the toxicity after some time. So, how would you recognize the signs of a toxic friend and deal with them? How would you identify this friend before he or she throws your life into chaos? What is a toxic friendship? Friendships are vital because they impact all aspects of our lives. Good ones are enriching; conversely, toxic ones
People have been taking herbs for energy for centuries. With our busy lifestyles, we need the extra push. So how do herbs grant us that? We answer this and introduce a few helpful herbs for energy. How herbs boost your energy Herbs are a natural way of boosting your brainpower and energy. Experts call them 'natural fatigue fighters.' Many recommend the use of Adaptogenic herbs (they increase resistance to illness) that boost your physiology. They work over a period to ensure a balance of nutrients
It's not easy to stop drinking alcohol. Social obligations and the occasional need to destress make it necessary. Nevertheless, too much of it isn't a good thing. Do you know what happens to your body after you stop drinking alcohol? Here are the changes, on a timeline. The harmful effects of alcohol You probably know, all too well, the heady feeling you get after downing a few glasses of your favorite wine. But excess alcohol sends your body into a tailspin. Here's what it does