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    • Facial Fitness Exercises Anna Lynn C. Sibal Being beautiful on the outside is all about keeping the face young and looking healthy. We know that the absence of wrinkles and sags, as well as having taut, toned, smooth and glowing skin are the signs of youthful and healthy beauty. Some go through so much just to maintain the vigor and agelessness of their faces, so much that they would spend a fortune on face lifts and other procedures that would keep them looking as close to 18 years old as possible. There is, however, an inexpensive way of retaining youthful beauty, and that is through observing a regular facial fitness routine - that is, exercising the muscles of your face. The idea behind facial fitness is similar to the principle of doing a body workout: by exercising, you build up the muscles of your body and keep them toned and firm. In case of the face, by exercising the facial muscles regularly, the muscles will be lifted enough to remove the sags, and the skin - sunny glow will be smoothened enough to remove the wrinkles. The blood circulation to the face will also increase with facial exercises, enabling the tissues of the face to repair themselves more quickly. Maintaining a regular facial fitness routine is easy. It only takes a few minutes of your time and it can be done while watching television or waiting for the stoplight to turn green when driving. Here are a few sample exercises for different areas of the face. Forehead. This will smooth down the wrinkles of the forehead. Place your fingers just above your brow. Then, with your fingers, pull the skin down. At the same time, try to raise your eyebrows. Repeat this ten times. Eyelids. To deal with crows' feet at the corners of the eyes, put the thumbs at the corners of the eyes and then shut your eyes tightly. Then, with your thumbs, pull at the skin towards the forehead. Repeat this ten times. For sagging eyelids, hold your index fingers close to the brow bone. Afterwards, raise your eyebrows. At the same time, try to close your eyes. Again, repeat this ten times. Cheeks. Form an 'O' with your lips and try to push them forward as fast as you can. Then release the 'O' and smile as widely as you can. Repeat ten times. Lips. Push your lips outward in a pout as far as you can, then smile. Or you can suck on your finger as hard as you can. Once again, repeat ten times. Neck. Arch your neck backward and place your hand on your neck just under the chin. After that, let your hand slide downward and push at your collarbone. An alternative to this one would be to push your lower lip outward as far as you can and tilt your chin up toward the ceiling, resting the hand against the collarbone as you are doing so. Chin. Push your lower lip upward as high as you can. You can also press your thumb on the bone just under your chin and then push your tongue against your lower gums as if it is trying to meet your thumb. Another thing you can do is to tilt your chin up and massage the flesh under it with your thumb with strokes directed towards your neck. These exercises will take care of the double chin. Just like in total body workouts, facial fitness exercises take time. However, if you truly want to see results on your face, try doing this once or twice a day, five times a week. You will be able to see changes in around a month or two.
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  2. On Wednesday 06 March at 11:00 we'll be joined in studio by
    Desiree Behr to find out more about this organization who aim to enable persons with intellectual disability to realise their fullest potential at each stage of their development, and thereby become as independent and productive as possible within the community.
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  3. HOW TO TREAT FLUID RETENTION

    Fluid retention occurs when the body cannot get rid of excess water. Fluid retention can occur for a variety of reasons, but most commonly it is caused by too much salt in your diet, premenstrual syndrome in women, or as a side effect of medication.

    As a result of fluid retention, there may be some swelling of the body, especially in the legs, ankles, hands, feet and abdomen. There are many natural ways of treating fluid retention by expelling e...xcess water from the body and hydrating properly.

    Here are a few steps on how to treat fluid retention.

    1. Minimise your intake of salt and salty foods

    Too much salt in the body can cause fluid retention to worsen. Many processed- and fast-foods contain high levels of sodium. Try to avoid processed foods, and check the nutritional information on products you eat to make sure that they do not contain high levels of sodium. Avoid adding additional table salt to your food, and stay away from salty snacks like chips, peanuts and savoury biscuits.

    2. Drink plenty of water to assist with treating fluid retention

    Being well hydrated will help you cleanse your system and flush out excess water instead of storing it in your body.

    Dehydration can cause fluid retention. When the body is dehydrated it holds onto water instead of allowing the body to dispel it. In order for the body to process fluid correctly, it must be properly and consistently hydrated. The body will then dispel excess fluid instead of holding onto it, causing fluid retention.

    3. Eat foods with diuretic properties

    Celery, lettuce, carrots, onion, asparagus, tomato and cucumber will all help to treat fluid retention.

    4. Take vitamins daily to reduce fluid retention

    Vitamin B6 is known to reduce the effects of fluid retention, especially in mild cases such as fluid retention due to premenstrual syndrome. Large quantities of vitamin B6 can be found in foods such as red meat, salmon, tuna, bananas and brown rice.

    Vitamin B5, vitamin B1 and vitamin D will reduce water retention and can also be found in foods such as fresh fruits and low-fat dairy.

    Supplement minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium can help with water retention as well. Calcium is found in yogurt, milk and dark leafy greens like spinach. Potassium is found in fruit such as citrus and melons.

    5. Consider herbs as diuretics to treat and lessen fluid retention

    There are many herbs that work as diuretics; among them are dandelion leaf, parsley, corn silk and hawthorn. Ginkgo biloba can help with circulation, so it may benefit you if you have water retention due to circulation problems.

    6. Exercise often to release excess body fluid and increase circulation

    Exercise can greatly help with fluid retention because the body will heat up and sweat out excess water. Better circulation will reduce and prevent fluid retention in the future.

    7. Avoid drinks that dehydrate the body such as tea, coffee, alcohol and soft drinks

    Although caffeine and alcohol are diuretics, consuming them will only dehydrate you and worsen fluid retention.

    8. Sleep with your feet elevated higher than your heart

    Place pillows under your legs when you sleep.

    Warnings

    Do not take any new supplements before consulting a health professional – especially if you are currently taking any medication.

    Do not consume large amounts of water to treat fluid retention if you have chronic liver problems. Consult your doctor first.

    Be careful when consuming herbs to treat water retention. Many herbs can have negative effects on the body if consumed in excess.

    Article provided by wikiHow, a wiki building the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original wikiHow article on How to treat fluid retention. Content on wikiHow can be shared under a Creative Commons License.
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Fluid retention occurs when the body cannot get rid of excess water. Fluid retention can occur for a variety of reasons, but most commonly it is caused by too much salt in your diet, premenstrual syndrome in women, or as a side effect of medication.

As a result of fluid retention, there may be some swelling of the body, especially in the legs, ankles, hands, feet and abdomen. There are many natural ways of treating fluid retention by expelling excess water from the body and hydrating properly.

Here are a few steps on how to treat fluid retention.

1.  Minimise your intake of salt and salty foods

Too much salt in the body can cause fluid retention to worsen. Many processed- and fast-foods contain high levels of sodium. Try to avoid processed foods, and check the nutritional information on products you eat to make sure that they do not contain high levels of sodium. Avoid adding additional table salt to your food, and stay away from salty snacks like chips, peanuts and savoury biscuits.

2.  Drink plenty of water to assist with treating fluid retention

Being well hydrated will help you cleanse your system and flush out excess water instead of storing it in your body.

Dehydration can cause fluid retention. When the body is dehydrated it holds onto water instead of allowing the body to dispel it. In order for the body to process fluid correctly, it must be properly and consistently hydrated. The body will then dispel excess fluid instead of holding onto it, causing fluid retention.

3.  Eat foods with diuretic properties

Celery, lettuce, carrots, onion, asparagus, tomato and cucumber will all help to treat fluid retention.

4.  Take vitamins daily to reduce fluid retention

    Vitamin B6 is known to reduce the effects of fluid retention, especially in mild cases such as fluid retention due to premenstrual syndrome. Large quantities of vitamin B6 can be found in foods such as red meat, salmon, tuna, bananas and brown rice.

    Vitamin B5, vitamin B1 and vitamin D will reduce water retention and can also be found in foods such as fresh fruits and low-fat dairy.

    Supplement minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium can help with water retention as well. Calcium is found in yogurt, milk and dark leafy greens like spinach. Potassium is found in fruit such as citrus and melons.

5.  Consider herbs as diuretics to treat and lessen fluid retention

There are many herbs that work as diuretics; among them are dandelion leaf, parsley, corn silk and hawthorn. Ginkgo biloba can help with circulation, so it may benefit you if you have water retention due to circulation problems.

6.  Exercise often to release excess body fluid and increase circulation

Exercise can greatly help with fluid retention because the body will heat up and sweat out excess water. Better circulation will reduce and prevent fluid retention in the future.

7.  Avoid drinks that dehydrate the body such as tea, coffee, alcohol and soft drinks

Although caffeine and alcohol are diuretics, consuming them will only dehydrate you and worsen fluid retention.

8.  Sleep with your feet elevated higher than your heart

Place pillows under your legs when you sleep.

Warnings

    Do not take any new supplements before consulting a health professional – especially if you are currently taking any medication.

    Do not consume large amounts of water to treat fluid retention if you have chronic liver problems. Consult your doctor first.

    Be careful when consuming herbs to treat water retention. Many herbs can have negative effects on the body if consumed in excess.

Article provided by wikiHow, a wiki building the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original wikiHow article on How to treat fluid retention. Content on wikiHow can be shared under a Creative Commons License.
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  7. CCFM 107.5 will be hosting an outside broadcast on the 23rd of February at Petra Life Centre in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain. The Focus of the broadcast is: “STOP RAPING OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN”. Venue: Petra Life Centre, Rocklands, Mitchells Plain Corner of Weltevreden and Cormorant. Time: 14h00 till 16h00
    Photo: CCFM 107.5 will be hosting an outside broadcast on the 23rd of February at Petra Life Centre in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain. The Focus of the broadcast is: “STOP RAPING OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN”. Venue:   Petra Life Centre, Rocklands, Mitchells Plain Corner of Weltevreden and Cormorant. Time: 14h00 till 16h00
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