Helping Hands: Keeping Your Hands in Good Health

We use our hands every day. Some people spend their days typing, while others use them for something more physical. Whatever your hands do all day, it can take its toll on them. Looking after your hands will help to keep them healthy. If you don't care for them, then can end up feeling dry and rough. You can't prevent natural calluses forming as you use your hands for the same things every day. But you can ensure that your hands are otherwise in good condition. You'll feel healthier and ready to do anything with your hands, whether it's holding someone else's or carrying your shopping. HHHHH

Keep Your Hands Moisturised

Your hands are often the one part of your body that's most exposed to the elements. They can go through a lot of things, from biting winds to doing the dishes. It's easy for your hands to get dried out and even for your skin to start peeling sometimes. If you always seem to have dry hands, keeping them moisturised isn't hard. However, it might take you a while to find a product you like. You can pick a special hand cream or use a more general moisturiser or lotion. You probably don't want anything too heavy or sticky, or your hands will end up being out of commission for a while.

Protect Your Hands

You also need to protect your hands to stop them getting dry, red or cracked in the first place. If you're doing anything with cleaning products or chemicals, it's always best to protect your hands with gloves. Wear gloves when you're out in the cold too, so that the cold air doesn't affect your skin. Your hands also see the sun more than other parts of your body. To avoid sun damage, use a sunscreen or another product with a sun protection factor to protect them. It's also a good idea to avoid washing your hands too much, as this can dry them out.

Choose Gentle Products

When you pick products to use on your hands, make sure you choose gentle formulas. It's also important to think about what you use on the rest of your body if you usually apply other products with your hands. If you have sensitive skin, you might benefit from using natural skincare products. They're often more gentle on your skin and more environmentally friendly too.

Take Care of Your Nails

Don't forget to pay attention to your nails, cuticles and nail beds when you look after your hands. The skin around your nails can become dry or ragged, and your nails can be brittle. Moisturising the skin around your nails helps to keep your cuticles healthy. You can also use products to strengthen your nails and keep them healthy. But remember that your lifestyle can make a difference too. Staying hydrated helps to keep your nails and hands healthy.

Your hands are precious, and you need them every day. Looking after them is just a small part of keeping your body happy and healthy.

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Does Being Body Confident Mean You Have To Just Accept Your Flaws?

The need for confidence in your body is obvious - but it's something we all have issues with. Given the society, we live in and the emphasis that it places on physical beauty, there are no grand questions as to why so many women have issues with their body to the point of losing sleep. We already have the answers; we're just not doing much to rectify them.

There are two schools of thought competing with one another. The first tells us that natural is beautiful; that, in fact, we are all beautiful and should embrace our differences. This is a wonderful, if naive, point of view - because it competes with a reality that's very different. A reality where already-slender models are photographed to proportions unattainable in reality; where Disney Princesses are drawn with eyes that are larger than their wrists.

The reality is, if we have a body flaw, then we want to fix it. Is this vanity? Subscribing to a notion that only perfect will do? Or is it smart? If there were something we disliked about one particular area of another thing - such as a car or house - no one would suggest we just learn to "love it as it is." We'd try and fix it. The same should apply to how we feel about our bodies - it doesn’t mean we have to love them any less.

To stop things from getting out of hand, pick one perceived flaw that you believe you need to fix - and work on it. For everything else, try and find acceptance, knowing you have rid yourself of your biggest concern.

The most common issue is one to do with the figure so, it will make sense to begin with that. Your body's appearance is often pushed into the weight category, but it's perfectly possible to be at a healthy weight and still not be happy with your figure.

Know Your Limits

Anything to do with your bone structure - your height, your proportions - obviously can't be altered. Anything that is going to change such a fundamental part of you should not be tampered with, especially when surgeries to gain height are so unreliable.

What Can You Do?

For everything else, there's usually an exercise that can make a difference. Hate your thighs? Running and cycling are the perfect antidote, and what's more, you can do them from home with gym equipment in your bedroom. Check out this website to learn more about treadmills for running if the idea applies.

Cycling is also useful, though be careful - it can build thigh muscle past what you are comfortable with. Try and vary it with other workouts that utilize the rest of the leg.


For everything non-cardiovascular, you have yoga, pilates, Tai Chi and a whole other range of exercises that will help with toning.

So don't be restricted by the idea you have to accept your flaws. You don't; you just have to be careful, choose wisely what you focus on, and only tamper with areas you can afford to.

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