Personal hygiene is very important for every human being it not only makes you feel better about yourself but gives you protection from many diseases. The personal care like bathing, brushing, cutting nails not only makes you look clean and fresh but gives you a lot of confidence to meet other people. But compared to women, men are little reluctant about their personal care. But men should always remember that your person tells a lot of thing about yourself without uttering a word, so be careful with your hygiene.
Here are few tips to improve men’s hygiene.
Take shower daily, if possible twice a day during summer months, add fragrance to your personal care routine, don’t embarrass others with your body odor but remember do not use too much deodorant a soft scent will have a lingering effect on the people around you.
Brush your teeth twice daily and do not forget to use a mouthwash every day. Sometimes food may get stuck in between the teeth so flossing is also necessary, as no one wants to know what you ate last night and people may not feel good about you while looking at your teeth.
Trim your nails at least once in a week, dirt accumulation around your nail is a big turn off for the people around you. Occasionally going for manicure and pedicure is also good.
Cut your hairs on time otherwise it gives a shabby look to your persona. Nicely trimmed hairs give a well-groomed look so go for a haircut in four to six weeks. The same goes for your beard and eyebrows.
A daily skin care routine is not only meant for women, men should also take care of the skin they are in.
It is important to wear well-fitted clothes and try to be in latest fashion.
A good posture is very important to carry your persona well. Always stand with your back straight, shoulder held back, chest and chin up.
Many of my clients ask me this question, is it really harder to lose weight as you age? And the answer is definitely yes, there are plenty of reasons why and we can recommend some tips to get out of this trap, but the truth is yes, it is harder to lose weight as you grow older, but it’s not impossible and it certainly can be done.
The first thing people do when they get older is that they get weaker, getting weaker means that working out will be much harder to do and the gains will not be as big due to their age. This subtly discourages people from working out.
Solution: Keep a calendar with all your workout days, make sure to work out at least 3-4 days a week for at least 1 and a half hours in an intense high resistance workout regimen
The second thing is that people’s metabolism slows down as they get older, this means that people will burn less calories in pretty much every time of the day than before. This means that calories will be saved up more often rather than being dissipated, which leads to more and more difficult weight loss.
Solution: Increase your calorie deficit from whatever it is right now to 10% higher and see how it goes. Try some forskolin, forskolin is a unique and easy way to loose weight and it’s not too expensive either, if you are really desperate it may be a good option to look into.
The third thing that happens is that older people also tend to not try as hard when they do workout because they are not as capable of doing things as they were when they were younger.
The meridian system was developed within the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a way to connect the mind, emotions and spirit to our experience of the physical body. The concentration of a particular energy or quality was found to run according to specific lines across the body. With our modern medical research of anatomy and physiology it is fascinating to see how the meridians connect with the fascia, linking connective tissue to internal organs and further drawing on embryological ‘lines of development’ in the body. When applying touch to acupressure points along a meridian line or doing a meridian stretch the particular quality of Ki (or energy) gets stimulated and known to the person. Sometimes it is difficult to connect with a particular meridian and sometimes a meridian is very ‘active’ and painful to touch. This presents a diagnostic picture of what areas of the person needs more attention and support and what areas need to have its energy dispersed and calmed down. This informs the Shiatsu treatment, and equally helps a person know what meridians to attend to.
Easy to follow stretching guide to help digestion
The meridians all run in clearly defined lines across the body that are easier to access in specific stretch positions. By doing these stretches one stimulates the energy of that particular meridian and learn about its mental, emotional and spiritual associations in addition to the physical sensations of the muscles and fascia stretching. Many people today have problems with their digestion as stress activates their adrenaline leading to an ongoing fight or flight state of being. In this state the blood flow to the digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, one that are less essential for survival, is reduced and they don’t function as well. Here is a simple stretch guide containing three stretching poses for helping the Stomach and Spleen meridians become activated. They help to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and counter the stress response of the body, bringing more energy and attention to our digestion:
Begin by standing. Bring your weight to your left leg and gently lift your right foot grabbing hold of it with your right hand at the back. As you push your right knee back raise your left arm into the air and bend forward slightly reaching out. Feel the stretch between your right knee and tip of fingers on your left hand across your torso. Stay here for 3-5 deep breaths. Return to standing on both feet and repeat on the other side.
Kneel on the floor with your legs wide enough apart to be able to sit in between your knees making contact with the ground. Use a cushion to sit on if this is too painful for your knees. On the exhalation bend backwards and either lean on your elbows or come all the way down with your back resting on the ground and arms reaching out behind you. Feel the stretch on the top of your thighs and along the torso into the arms and fingers. Stay for a few deep breaths before coming up gently.
Lie on your stomach facing downwards. Bend your right arm and let your left shin rest on top of the right hand. As you breathe in lift your right arm up with the head simultaneously as you lift your left leg up stretching it backwards. On exhalation return back down. Repeat three times and then change side.