Your Swimming Pool is the most rejuvenating place, if it is neat, clean, and well maintained, but then, if it is poorly maintained, lousy, and unhygienic, it laterally becomes pool of problems. Your swimming pools problems are nothing, but result of your negligence and carelessness. If not all, the most of your swimming pool problems are result of inadequate swimming pool and water maintenance.Most common of your swimming pool problems include swimming pool algae, pool-related illness, burning eyes, chlorine smell, cloudy pool water, staining of the pool, etc. If not adequately maintained, your swimming pool is sure to turn green. Without your proper care, pollutants can contaminate your swimming pools water. The contaminated water is sure to get infected and spread a number of diseases and infections. The contaminated water can cause a number of infections to the sensitive parts of body, such as eyes. Without your regular and proper pool water testing, and maintaining balance of chemical, your swimming pool water will certainly be smelling chlorine or turn cloudy. Your swimming pool also needs your care. It requires proper maintenance, if you really want your swimming pool problem free. Your swimming pool maintenance is rather important and necessary task to keep your swimming pool in top form. Your swimming pool maintenance should include regular testing and correcting pool water chemistry, keeping your swimming pool pump and filter working well, regular brushing and vacuuming to remove the pollutants settled to the bottom of the swimming pool or "stuck" to the walls, backwashing your pool filter to clean dirt out, and keeping necessary possible care to keep pollutants away from your pool. You can use a fine swimming pool calculator for checking, adjusting, or correcting your pools water chemistry. Itll help you keep your swimming pool clean and sparkling all year round. It will also help preventing situations requiring expensive treatment such as chlorine shock treatment and the use of algaecide. Most important, monitoring your pool water chemistry will help prevent most of your pool-related illness and health problems, such as various types of infections & allergies like burning eyes, etc. Thus swimming pool maintenance can help you a lot to keep your swimming pool free from problems and consequently helps saving a lot of your money. Remember, your problem-free swimming pool is a wonderful as well as safe place for relaxing.
A lack of good dental hygiene can cause you to lose more than your teeth. It can be life-threatening.Recent studies show that gum disease, an infection of the tissues that support your teeth, is linked to three main killers: heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease. Unfortunately, gum disease is quite common, affecting three in four adults over 35 in the U.S., according to the American Dental Association.Gum disease is caused by not sufficiently removing plaque, a film of bacteria that constantly forms on the tooth's surface. Symptoms of the disease vary from red, tender gums to loose teeth that have to be extracted.Here are some tried-and-true strategies for gum disease prevention:* Make healthy choices. Eat a balanced diet and quit tobacco use. Research shows that smokers are up to six times more likely to develop gum disease than nonsmokers.* Brush properly. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. For the most effective brushing, the ADA suggests brushing your teeth at a 45-degree angle against the gums, moving the brush in short strokes and brushing all surfaces of your teeth. To do this without error, some dentists suggest using the HydraBrush Express.Developed by Oralbotic Research Inc., the HydraBrush Express cleans all six surfaces of your teeth simultaneously, eliminating the human error aspect of brushing. The toothbrush uses automatic bristle positioning, massages the gums and has brush heads that move at 810 strokes per minute. To use it, you bite into the brushes and guide the handle toward the back of your mouth. The process takes 40 seconds or less and, with daily use, you can enjoy whiter teeth, healthier gums and a decrease in plaque.* Don't forget to floss. Clean between your teeth at least once a day with floss or interdental cleaners. Doing so will remove bacteria and food particles from areas that a toothbrush can't reach.* Visit the dentist regularly. Get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. At this time, report any questions or concerns you have regarding oral care.
Thousands of years ago there were saunas too. The purpose of a sauna is to give relaxation and cleanse the body from unhealthy elements. Modern technology brought about improved and enjoyable saunas. In most famous world hotels saunas are heated by electricity or infrared, but Finnish like it the traditional way. Saunas did not originate from Finland, but have become so much a part of the Finnish culture. It is said that there are 2 million saunas in Finland for a population of 5 million. The first saunas were holes in the ground, with a fire pit in the center and a roof to cover the fire, keep the heat inside and protect everything against rainfall, wind and snow. Traditional saunas are heated by wood, burned in a chimney or in a stove. Chimney or smoke sauna, the original sauna, is believed to be the best.Sauna is a pleasant and also an amusing way to detoxify. Saunas make us perspire and sweating removes toxins in our body. For the all-natural super detox program one can use the traditional sauna and the infrared heat sauna. Staying in a sauna enhances blood circulation and provides more oxygen to our tissues. Exposure to it opens our nasal passages to drain our sinuses. Sauna is considered the best natural detox solution for heavy metals toxicity and it also helps to provide arsenic removal from our body. You should take a shower immediately after you get out of the sauna to wash off the toxins that seep through your pores. Saunas not only offer natural detoxification, they are also relaxing after a hectic week and help reduce pain. You can relax and relieve stress and tension in a sauna. Pamper yourself more and experience at the same time an exquisite detoxification process Enjoy the warmth of sauna!
Is depression caused by external factors, or by our own mind and body? The answer may not be as simple as some would like to believe. The commonly held view is that depression is caused by negative events or circumstances that result in fear, sadness, apprehension, and worry. External factors such as gloomy weather, the six o'clock news, and even how one views society at large --- are also considered major sources of depression.Another school of thought in this issue about depression is rooted in biology and biochemistry. Going by this theory, depression is supposedly caused by chemical imbalances which, in turn, affect a person's psychological and emotional equilibrium. The discipline of psychology, however, takes a different tack by claiming that the chemical changes are effects of the psychological condition, not the other way around.There are reports and studies that show depression as being linked to a variety of chemical changes in the brain. Changes in the brain's chemical receptors have been mentioned as possible causes of depression. The same has been said of damage to the nerves and biochemical transmitters that do the gritty work of the central nervous system. Serotonin is usually mentioned, though other neural receptors have also been named by a variety of studies into the topic. Noradrenaline and dopamine levels have also been mentioned by some studies as being linked to depression. It is these drugs that most antidepressant medications are designed to target. The basic idea is that low levels of the aforementioned chemicals causes depression, so higher levels should be uplifting. While most cases of depression are treated successfully in this manner, there are still some issues to be resolved. The low levels may be indicative of another problem, rather than being the root of the problem itself.Psychology may be a major factor in depression, if not the root cause. Studies show that people who have suffered emotional or psychological trauma are more likely to develop depression later on in life. This is particularly true if the trauma occurred during the person's formative years, or was caused by a trusted figure in their life. Pessimism can also make it easier for a person to slide into depression, but most do not see it as a major factor. Anxiety disorders may also lead to depression, according to some studies. This stems from the negative self-perception that can be caused by anxiety disorders that cripple a person's ability to fulfill his perceived duties. These can include social anxiety and performance anxiety, among other types of "anxiety disorders" . As the negative self-perception sinks in, it begins to alter the person's view of reality. Eventually, as depression sets in, everything appears bleak and hopeless.For the time being, it is difficult to be sure whether depression is a mental condition or a biological one. There is ample evidence to show that there are factors on both sides of the argument. However, there is a lack of evidence to point to either side of the coin being the definitive answer. More research into the matter is going to be needed, especially since there are some unanswered questions about depression. For example, the fact that depression seems to manifest frequently in families suggest some sort of genetic connection. Also, if the state of mind does have an effect on depression, then would there be a statistical correlation between nihilism and depression? Clearly, there is still much to be discovered about this condition.
What is snoring?In short, snoring occurs when a person breathes through their mouth and causes vibrations in the soft palate and uvula. Generally occurring during sleep, snoring comes in many different sounds that occur in men and women, the young and the old and even animals. Snoring in one person can be very slight and soft, while in another the snoring can be loud. The loudness of the sound usually depends upon the person and why they are snoring.What causes snoring?When a person sleeps, the muscles not in use begin to relax and the airways will narrow. Snoring occurs when the air is being pushed through a persons airway. Depending on how forceful the air is being pushed, the loudness of the snore will vary. Men are often louder than women because their necks are generally larger. It is also believed that a hormone produced by women, known as progesterone, works to prevent or significantly reduce instances of snoring. There are many different causes that could lead to snoring. For example, if a person suffers from allergies that could clog the airways or takes medications that dry up the nasal cavities, they may suffer from snoring. Anything that will clog, irritate, or otherwise block the airway can be a cause for snoring, such as a common cold, the flu, thick nasal tissues, nasal sprays, swollen thyroid gland, tonsillitis, swollen adenoids, large tongue, obesity, alcohol, aging, and smoking cigarettes. All of these can lead to the occurrence of snoring in any person. Does snoring affect anyone other than the snorer?In one word, YES! Snoring can affect everyone in the household. When snoring occurs, usually the person doing the snoring has no idea they are doing so. Everyone around them will likely be perfectly aware of it. There are a variety of things that can occur with those who have to live with a snorer. They will likely lose sleep and this can lead to many other emotional disturbances.Is there a cure for snoring?There are many different actions a snorer can take to cure snoring. There is surgery available, however, there are a few things to consider before undergoing surgery. For one, the cost of surgery is high and your insurance may not provide coverage for surgery to stop snorong. Another is that some people are more vulnerable to having complications following surgery. There could also be side effects, medication needed, or even the possibility that surgery was pointless and the snoring continued (due to other underlying causes for the snoring).Some people look towards alternative methods for treating snoring such as medications, devices, exercise, diet, and changing sleep position.Permission is granted to reprint this article as long as no changes are made, and the entire resource box is included.