I Care For My Body

... do you care for yours?


Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is an elective surgery, where patients choose to under go a procedure in order to improve their appearance and self confidence. Sometimes seen as synonymous with plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery is a separate field, offering procedures as an enhancement, not as a method of correction after other surgery or treatment.

There are a variety of different types of cosmetic surgery procedures, with popular choices including breast augmentation or implants, rhinoplasty and liposuction. Some non-surgical methods can also be used to slow down the ageing process and enhance the appearance, such as Botox or filler injections, however cosmetic surgery itself is always an invasive surgery and should be considered as a major life changing decision. As with all surgery, it is vital to research both your intended procedure and surgeon, as cosmetic surgery carries risks and does not always produce the desired results.

Once seen as the preserve of the rich and famous, cosmetic surgery is becoming more common place, with many seeing it as a way to rejuvenate their life and appearance. Not just for women, men too are enjoying the benefits of cosmetic surgery, with America seeing the most demand, with Europe a close second. With an overwhelming obsession with youth and perfection portrayed in the media, it is understandable why many are choosing to ignore growing old gracefully and are opting to improve their appearance and alter the parts of their body they are unhappy with instead. As cosmetic surgery clinics come to the high street and offer procedures for lower prices than ever before, the accessibility and acceptability of cosmetic surgery is becoming ever more wide spread. As the numbers continue to rise, and elective surgery starts to expand into Asia, it seems cosmetic surgery is going to continue to be on the rise.

The cosmetic industry is also highly regulated due to the nature of the treatment. For The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008 click here.


Drinking Water

Hey guys hope you are all well! Sorry it’s been a while since my last post, it’s been a rather hectic week for me. Today I’m going to be talking about the importance of consuming water as part of your diet. To get started here is a little fact for you all; a person can survive up to 4 weeks without food, but only a few days without water. This emphasises the importance of water to a human (or any living thing for that matter).

Various scientific studies have concluded that an average human living in a neutral climate needs approximately 2 litres of water a day in order to function properly. Now obviously this can vary greatly depending on the surrounding environment for example if you like in a tropical climate with temperature constantly around 30c you would need significantly more water.

Not drinking enough water or drinking contaminated water can lead to a raft of health issues such as diarrhoea, millions of people die each year around the world due to water related ailments (mainly in poor African communities). This has lead to the birth of charities such as water aid whose aim is to try a decrease the number of deaths by introducing clean drinking water to communities who need it most.

In summary then guys, you need to drink water as part of a healthy diet. And please spare a thought for those less fortunate than yourself who can’t access clean drinking water. Stay healthy guys.


Pros and Cons of Botox

Afternoon everyone, I hope you are all ok. It’s an absolutely horrible day outside so I’m sat here in my nice warm office drinking a hot cup of green tea. I’ve got a controversial topic for you all today, a product that seems to be increasing in popularity seemingly day by day. That product is of course Botox.

Now we all know about the ‘benefits’ of having botox injections, I will call it the Simon Cowell effect ha-ha. He seems to look younger now than he did 10 years ago. But I imagine most people don’t really know about the potential repercussions of having botox. Some people can experience things such as double vision, inability to close your eyes and even facial paralysis. There are even reports linking botox injections to death, though these should be taken with a rather large pinch of salt.

But hey if none of that deters you and you still want to go ahead with it then please please use a company that is experienced and professional! I have a friend that works with a botox company up in Cheshire and by all accounts they are very good. So if you’re after botox treatments in the Manchester area then please try these guys. Stay healthy everyone!


The effects of sugar on the body

Just a quick one guys, i thought this was an interesting video. Have a look and let me know what you think.


Fancy a Whiter Smile?

Afternoon everyone, hope you’re all well. Just a quick one today as I’m snowed under with work and I’m probably gona be waist deep in paper for the next 2 weeks! This is something that me and my wife have been considering for a while: teeth whitening. Now don’t get me wrong we both brush our teeth twice a day and generally have good oral health. But this service doesn’t cost an arm and a leg so we though why not.

Finding a decent provider did prove tricky though, there are lots of `companies` who perform this service for as little as £30! It doesn’t take a genius to work out that there probably not the best. We did however manage to find a decent company who appeared both experienced and price competitive. And let me tell you this, the results have been fantastic! You guys really should have a long hard look into this because the benefits are amazing!! Anyways here is the link for a quality teeth whitening service in Birmingham. The company is called SRM Lighter Shades, seriously look them up!


Green Tea, is it really that good?

If you do a quick search on any internet search engine for the health benefits of green tea, it’s not hard to find a raft of information.

The census seems to be this: drink more green tea and it won’t be long before you feel the benefits. But is it really that simple?
I for one think this to be true, of course that is just my personal opinion and I’m not a scientist. I’ve been drinking 3-5 cups of green tea a day for about a year now and I can honestly say that I’ve never been healthier.

Obviously this could just be a coincidence but the fact of the matter is this: since I’ve been drinking green tea the level of anti-oxidants that I’ve consumed has gone through the roof. We all know the potential effect that anti-oxidants have on our health and I genuinely think that this is the reason that I’ve felt so good since I started drinking the green stuff.

Now I could bore you with the facts and figures but I’d rather let somebody else do that so click here to see what the good old folks at the UK tea council have to say on the matter. In the mean time, stay healthy guys.


Welcome to my new blog…

Hi Guys - Health matters to me, does it mattter to you ?

Of course it does.

So lets talk about what we do to keep in good health, shall we… or to be more precise, as this is a blog, I will talk about it, and you can answer - its how blogs work I guess :)