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Dancing Helps You Live A Longer Life |The Republican News

dancing | Longevity LIVE: asphalt-brasil-concrete-843256 © Provided by ZA Celebrityworx Pty Ltd asphalt-brasil-concrete-843256 Want to know some good steps to a longer life? Try some tango, hip-hop or salsa steps! Turns out the teenagers from Footloose was on to something, marching it up to court in order to un-ban dancing and rock music in their little Midwestern town. Yep, not only is there a wide range of dancing steps to get your groove on – there’s also a wide range of reasons why you should try them!

1. It’s good for your heart, weight, blood sugar levels – pretty much just your body in general

Regular dancing can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, and perhaps some cancers. Says who? Dr Peter Mace, assistant medical director of Bupa Wellness.

2. Your social life will benefit

Dancing alleviates social isolation. Research by Dr Jonathan Skinner of Queen’s University Belfast says the social benefits of dancing help counteract aging.

3. It’s mighty good for your mood

A little-known fact about getting footloose: dancing gives you an energizing “dancer’s high”, which can satisfy the craving for less healthy habits. Researchers from Budapest and from Trent University in Nottingham, UK, developed a standardized tool called the Dance Motivation inventory, or DMI. These researchers found that people who dance do it to gain mood enhancement, escape stress, and increase socialization – the same rewards people seek when pursuing riskier behaviors like drinking and gambling.

  © Provided by Getty 4. Dancing keeps your brain younger for longer

 

Dancing is one of the most effective physical activities out there to slow down the aging process of the brain. According to a study in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, this is because it requires memorizing new steps, movements and routines.

Best of all, dancing is a form of exercise that’s well-known for being fun. In other words, you don’t know that you’re working out, gaining confidence, keeping your brain young, and making friends – you’re just enjoying yourself. Moreover, dance has made its way into the gym, where you can join classes incorporating different dance styles into one big, massively fun workout. For many celebrities – like Jennifer Lopez, for example, dancing is a way to regain confidence and boost their mood. It allows you to see what your body is capable of and releases endorphins – all the while torching calories, making you happy, healthy and young again.

So what are you waiting for? Go get your groove on!

We received this excerpt from the new longevity book by Karen Salmansohn, called Life is Long. Karen is a happiness and wellness expert, who is the author of numerous best-selling self-improvement books like Think Happy and How to Be Happy, Dammit, with more than one million copies sold. She has studied to be a yoga and meditation teacher at Ishta Yoga and designed a line of inspirational jewelry showcased on HSN. She is also the founder of 2 popular sites which help people to become their highest potential: NotSalmon.com and MastersInLife.com. Karen’s been featured on various media channels – including CNN and Fox News,  served as a columnist for Oprah.com, Huffington Post and others, and been featured in print media from New York Times to ELLE Magazine. She lives in New York, New York.   (Longevity)

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Six Reasons Why Sex Is Special In Rainy Season |The Republican News

While there is no time of day or season of the year that sex cannot take place, the rainy season seems to possess that extra turn-on for activities between the sheets.

Why is this so? Find out!

You need the warmth. Drenched bodies call for some action and you long for your partner to rock the night! With rains pouring outside, accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning, you need the rain of love inside, and a cosy environment perfect for a beautiful love session.

Pleasant weather. Rains make the weather pleasant and one feels relaxed enough to indulge in the carnal desires. With soft winds blowing, and tiny rain droplets cooling off the entire atmosphere, the probability is that you’re hot and eager to have sex.

Water and fire. When hard-hitting rain collides with the heat generated by the passion of two bodies, only sex can happen! Sex becomes more meaningful and pleasurable when the forces of nature clash to create the magic!

Wet clothes. The human body, when covered in wet clothes, becomes a formula for sexual arousal. Who doesn’t love their partner fully drenched and oozing sensuality without even trying? It’s a sight to soothe your senses, not to mention to act upon it as well.

Perfect season. The dry season can be too dry, hot and sweaty for many people, such that sex takes the back seat on their bucket list. The harmattan season may also be too cold, sometimes, that you are reluctant to take off your clothes. The rainy season, therefore, seems a perfect gift from nature to just let go of all your inhibitions, relax your mind and only consider giving pleasure to your partner and deriving the same for yourself.

Music. Are you musically inclined? Well, which other season has as many songs dedicated to it about romance than the rainy season? Listen to any language of the world, it will have songs dedicated to the rains and romance. The music just adds to the pleasures of the moment and gives a distinct ambience to the entire atmosphere, making it looks like a fantasy come true!

The bottom line: Hit the bed! The rains are here just for a while. So, don’t miss the action! (Punch)

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EXPOSED: Reasons Mosquitoes Bite Some More Than Others, Nothing About Smell Of Sweat

9. Not Wearing Mosquito Repellent: According to the CDC, insect-borne illnesses are increasing like crazy. While there were 27,000 a year in 2004, there were a whopping 96,000 in 2016 — and mosquito bites in particular can lead to life-threatening infections, including dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. To protect yourself, make sure you always have insect repellent on hand to fight off the blood-sucking pests: ones that contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), para-menthane-diol (PMD), or 2-undecanone as an active ingredient will keep them away.All mosquitos use carbon dioxide as a long-range indicator that a host is nearby
There are more than 3,000 different species of mosquito.

Yet, perhaps surprisingly, only a fraction of them actually feed on human beings – and, even when they do, they discriminate when choosing who’s their next meal.

Some people end up covered in bites, while others escape with only a nibble or two. So why does this happen? And what factors might influence the mosquito’s choice?

Here, as detailed in The Conversation, Richard Halfpenny, a lecturer in biological sciences at Staffordshire University, explains what makes us worth biting.

WHAT ARE THE OLD WIVES’ TALES?

There are many old wives’ tales on the matter, some more plausible than others.

Some think that blood type, having fair skin, being sweaty and even eating foods with garlic or apple cider vinegar can influence biting rates one way or the other.

For the most part, these don’t appear to have much influence when scientifically tested.

What we do know, however, is that all mosquitos use carbon dioxide as a long-range indicator that a host is nearby.

This initially alerts them, then – when they get closer to us – lactic acid, which is much more prevalent in human odour than other animals, further attracts them.

Other significant attractants are carboxylic acids, acetone and sulcatone.

Of course, this doesn’t tell us why some are generally bitten more than others, it just explains why humans end up as a mosquito’s meal and not a bird, cow or lizard.

 

The human skin’s microbiota 

The best evidence for what motivates a mosquito’s choice between different people is the variation in our skin microbiota.

We have an estimated 1m bacteria per square cm of skin, often comprising hundreds of species.

The odour this emits from our pores and hair follicles is the critical factor in telling mosquitoes how tasty we’d be.

In other words, mosquitoes don’t select somebody for their inner biology, but rather for the micro-organisms that live on their skin.

The composition of our skin microbiota mostly depends on our environment – what we eat and where we live.

Everything we touch, eat, drink and wash with has the potential to introduce new microbes, but the genetic variation is also thought to affect how hospitable our skin is to the various species of microbes.

This may be through the genetically controlled production of proteins in the skin that acts as barriers and prevents microbes from establishing and growing on the skin, or through more mundane aspects such as a person’s tendency to sweat or how oily their skin is.

It’s worth remembering that, as pure sweat has no discernible odour, sweating itself may not be responsible for attracting mosquitoes.

Rather, the variation in the chemical composition of sweat, and sweat production rates between people might result in beneficial conditions for some microbes that can attract mosquitoes.

While we’re pretty sure that mosquitoes choose their human hosts according to the bacteria which live on our skin, it’s less clear why they prefer the odour signature of some skin’s microbial life over others.

If we could learn this secret, perhaps we could change our skin’s bacterial composition to make ourselves less appetizing targets.  (Daily Mail)

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Trump Is A Two-minute Man In Bed, Porn Star Stormy Daniels Claims

Porn star, Stormy Daniels, who has been having a running battle with the United States President Donald Trump, has said that the president is not much of a good lover and that he lasted only two minutes in bed.

The controversial sex worker also claims that President Trump is a “good conversationalist,” and that in the course of their sexual trysts, he asked “good questions about the porn industry,” including if adult film stars get royalties and residuals or had a union.

In an interview with the Vogue magazine published on Tuesday, she explained part of the extra-marital encounter she had with Trump to New York Timesreporter, Amy Chozick.

When asked, “How many details can you really give about two minutes?” Daniels said, “Maybe. I’m being generous.”

She, however, remained consistent with her past claims that the sex was consensual and that she never felt forced into it.

She also said that Trump wasn’t a bad conversationalist and that he asked good questions about the porn industry, including if adult film stars get royalties and residuals or had a union.

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Viagra Could Cure Age-related Blindness, Restores Sight – Scientists

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Scientists have determined that Viagra, the blue pill commonly prescribed in the treatment of impotence, could also stop age-related blindness and restore sight.

A two-year trial led by scientists at the Columbia University in New York suggests that the anti-impotence drug could stop age-related macular degeneration in its tracks.

The researchers say that tests show the anti-impotence drug may stop further loss of vision for patients being robbed of their sight and could even repair the damage that’s already been done.

“Recent research has found the condition is partly caused by reduced blood flow to the choroid, a vital layer of tissue that sits in front of the retina – and some small earlier studies had suggested Viagra can improve blood flow to this tissue,” the research states.

In the Columbia study, five elderly patients with age-related macular degeneration were given two Viagra pills a day for two years. The results, published in the journal Ophthalmologica, revealed that the drug improved vision for one participant and completely halted deterioration for the others.

“Some drugs can already slow progression of age-related macular degeneration and increase vision in some cases, but the medicines have to be injected into the back of the eye every month,” the research states.

The researchers said: “Viagra offers significant potential for vision retention and recovery. It is notable that patients remained visually stable and there was a significant improvement in vision in one participant.”

The original research paper can be read here: https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/486105

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Husband Approves Of Wife Marrying A Younger Man As Three Plan To Cohabit

A Finnish woman has started dating a younger man with her husband’s blessing and the trio are already planning how to move in together.

Sarra-Maria Karlstrom-Rantala, 32, was married to her husband, Ville, for a decade when she met Jani, her younger lover reports Mirror UK.

Sarra then decided she was polyandrous and would be married to Ville while dating Jani.

Sarra revealed she lives with her husband for one week and then her lover the next. The trio, who co-own a cafe, hope to move in together soon.

Sarra met Ville at a rock bar over a decade ago and are very happy together. But Jani was brought into their relationship after Sarra met him at a beach while filming a concert where his band was performing.

On her future plans, Sarra said; “Being married to two guys isn’t legal in Finland, so I’m legally married to Ville, and in 2020 I will have a Pagan/Viking ceremony with Jani called Hand Fastening. It’s kind of like a wedding but the priest is our friend.

“We don’t all live together yet, but we hope to soon. We do own a cafe together though.

“At the moment Ville and Jani have their own homes close to each other so I live with Ville for one week and then Jani the next week, and it carries on like so. We spend a lot of time together as a three though.

Meanwhile, Ville’s family members don’t know about the arrangement just yet. (Punch)

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7 Body Smell You Should Never Ignore |The Republican News

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Humans, at their most basic, are smelly beings. So many things about us have a scent, be it our sweat, hair, mouth, or freaking feet. And even if it smells bad, that doesn’t necessarily trigger cause for concern. (After all, my husband’s feet smell to high heaven after a hot workout, but that’s normal.)

What’s not normal is when the scents you’re accustomed to starting to change. Like, when you usually can’t smell your pee, yet all of a sudden sweet-smelling urine starts showing up. Or when your poop smells worse than usual. These are potential signs of something being off with your health, in which case you may need to call a doctor. So if you notice any of these body smells, don’t ignore them – start dialling.

1. You can actually smell your pee.

Normally urine is scent-less, or if it has a scent, it’s usually a very subtle, ammonia-like smell, says Scott Sullivan, M.D., a professor of OBGYN at the Medical University of South Carolina. So if you get a big whiff of sweet-smelling urine without even trying – and it’s accompanied by pain when you pee – schedule a gyno visit. You could have a urinary tract infection (UTI), which means you’ll need to cycle through a dose of antibiotics.

If there isn’t any pain, your diet may be to blame, Sullivan says. “Urine smell is extremely variable and could change a number of times over the course of a week; that’s perfectly normal,” he says. Strong-scented foods, like asparagus or garlic, could have an impact, as could dehydration.

a man and a woman standing in a room © Overture Films 2. Your sweat smells all sorts of nasty.

Let’s be frank: Sweat is not a sweet-smelling scent, um, ever. But there are certain areas of your body – like your pubic hair and underarms – that naturally give off a stronger scent than your hair, chest, and back. So if you smell yourself in those “stronger” areas, don’t freak out right away – as long as things smell the way they normally do, you’re probably fine.

But if you notice a stronger foul smell coming from those more subtle regions, pay attention. Sullivan says a rancid scent could mean your body is struggling with digestion issues. “It’s rare, but it happens,” he says. It may just be a matter of changing up your diet and adding in more high-fibre foods, but your doctor can advise you on the best course of action.

3. Your morning breath sends your partner running.

It’s not the sexiest thing in the world, but if you have bad morning breath you may be snoring or sleeping with your mouth open. Those who do tend to have dry mouth, which typically lowers the flow of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is responsible for cleaning out food particles and protecting the teeth and gums from bacterial infection, says Alice Boghosian, spokesperson for the American Dental Association. If that’s the case, your dentist can prescribe an artificial saliva mouthwash to help fix the problem.

If dry mouth isn’t the problem, have your dentist do a thorough checkup to rule out any dental health issues, like gum disease, which Boghosian says can be caused by plaque. Then head to your doctor, as bad breath could be a symptom of various medical conditions such as sinus or lung infections, bronchitis, gastric reflux, a tonsil infection, and even some liver or kidney diseases.

 

4. Or it smells like a bowl of fruit.

Just because it’s a more pleasant scent than say, garbage, doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods. In fact, if your breath smells like you just noshed on the entire grapefruit section of the grocery store, then head to your doctor immediately – it could mean you have diabetes, says Boghosian.

According to the American Heart Association, getting too many calories from protein, which is usually the case for those eating low-carb, can result in not enough insulin in the body, and that forces us to start burning energy from our fat stores. When we burn energy from fat, it releases chemicals called ketones. (An energy source many are now turning to on the keto diet.) “One of the signs that ketones levels are too high is a fruity smell to the breath, and if that happens it can be very serious and dangerous to one’s health,” says Boghosian. The scent could also be evident in the vaginal area, Sullivan says, so if your partner notices it while he’s pleasuring you (Sullivan notes about 50% of his patients’ partners notice problems first), that could be another warning sign.

© Provided by Shutterstock 5. Your vaginal discharge smells like fish.

Having discharge is normal. But having it come out clumpy or smelling like the raw fish market is not good, and it could be a sign of a yeast infection, sexually transmitted infection (STI), or chlamydia. As soon as you notice these symptoms, get to your gyno. Regardless of your diagnosis, it’s likely you’ll need a course of treatment.

6. Your vagina smells sour.

“Most women have a very subtle, sort of acidic or vinegary odour, and it’s usually one you wouldn’t notice from a distance; you’d have to be very close up,” Sullivan says. But if you notice your scent has become strong – and it’s likely a fishy, sour, or even musty smell – that’s a telltale sign of bacterial vaginosis (BV), an inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria (usually Gardnerella) normally found in the vagina. “It can happen to anybody, and we don’t understand all the ways it can happen – it could be anything from having sexual relations with a new partner to not getting enough sleep or exercise – but this foreign bacteria helps bad bacteria, like chlamydia, do its dirty work,” he says. Treatment typically involves an antibiotic, either through a topical gel or oral medication, and can be cleared up within a week in most cases.

7. Or it kind of smells like something died down there.

It doesn’t paint a pretty picture, but it can happen, and it may mean that a foreign object (like a tampon, female condom or diaphragm) has been left in your vagina, Sullivan says. “That foreign object will start to attract bad bacteria, and that buildup is where the smell comes from,” he explains. Usually, there won’t be a major problem – having your gyno take out the object should clear the odour in a few days – but in rare, extreme cases, it could lead to a bacterial infection and toxic shock syndrome (a severe disease caused by staph bacteria). If you notice the smell and are experiencing a high fever, contact your doctor immediately. (redboook)

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