First, over half the women who wear ponytails get headaches. That's from the "Journal of Head and Face Pain". So, stop those headaches cold--Keep your ponytail looser by using wide, metal-free elastic. And if you feel a headache coming on, loosen your "do." Just reducing scalp pressure gets rid of most headaches within 30 minutes.
Then, protect your heart by keeping cool when you're stressed. Young adults whose blood pressure increases when they're stressed out may be at risk for heart disease in middle age. Dr. Nica Goldberg, spokesperson for the American Heart Association, says anger causes your body to produce more stress hormones, which can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries. So, to dissipate your anxiety and prevent blood pressure spikes, try this exercise: Close your eyes, inhale for 5 seconds, then slowly exhale, visualizing all the anger leaving your body.
And the final tidbit for your health is all about your legs. That's the place where the skin cancer melanoma is most commonly found. Why?
According to dermatologist Pamela Jakobowitz, that's where most people forget to put sunscreen - especially on the backs of their legs and top of their feet, which get more sun exposure than you think. So, next summer when you're going outside in shorts, remember to slather your feet and legs with sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. And don't forget to check every month for new moles, and old ones that have changed shape, have an irregular border, or multiple colors. If you spot any of these warning signs, make an appointment with your dermatologist ASAP.