Saturday, September 27, 2014
The stress that kids “catch” from their parents can have lasting effects on their well-being. For instance, one study showed that when parents are stressed during the first few years of their child’s life, some of the latter’s genes—specifically those involved in brain development and insulin production—can be adversely affected even into adolescence. Furthermore, another study reveals that children of stressed parents tend to eat more fast food, something that further contributes to the nation’s burgeoning child obesity epidemic. Fortunately, getting a massage from Folsom spas and wellness centers like The Healing Station can help parents manage the stress they feel. In fact, research shows that it can lower heart rate and blood pressure levels, while increasing the body’s production of endorphins—otherwise known as the “feel good” hormone.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Many women are always looking for the “fountain of youth”, that mythical spring that can erase the wrinkles and fine lines on their faces. Thanks to this never-ending search, the cosmetic industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with annual revenues of almost $57 billion per year. Not surprisingly, facial skin care products represent 27% cut of that revenue. Of course, if you were to magically get younger skin, you might end up with a problem that many teenage girls suffer from: acne. As Ayren Jackson-Cannady reports for The New York Times, though, you don’t need magic or time travel just to get acne, as more and more adult women are getting it for the first time in their lives.