Five Reasons to Teach Your Child to Swim

Expert Author Susan Leigh

In a survey of 3501 schools in the UK it was discovered that 51% of 7-11 year olds could not swim 25 metres, the length of a swimming pool. That’s 1.1 million children. Only 2% of schools delivered the recommended 22 hours a year of swimming lessons. Clearly the cost of lessons, transport and the upheaval on the school day all act as a deterrent to incorporating swimming lessons into schools’ timetables.

With those facts in mind let’s look at 5 reasons why it would be beneficial for you to teach your child to swim:

– One in three children leave school unable to swim and yet drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in children. When you think that 200,000 children leave primary school unable to swim it makes the decision to spend time with your child remedying this situation a real consideration for their future safety.

– Learning a new skill helps a child feel more confident and capable. Being able to swim, ride a bike, do something physical allows a child to feel that they can confidently join in and play with other children. They are readily able to engage with others and feel sure of their own abilities. A child can also feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as he or she perhaps sets themselves new goals to develop further, maybe aim to increase the distance they can swim or learn new strokes as they progress.

– Finding positive ways to spend parent/child time together, maybe as a family, is important, as is engaging in activities that include everyone. Water sports, exercising, developing trust as you teach them new skills, enjoying water based activities can provide enjoyable family time and, as children get older, being able to swim can add an extra dimension to family holidays.

– Swimming is a sociable and relatively inexpensive form of exercise for children. Being able to swim means the freedom to go to the local pool, lido or country club with their friends, join in and happily spend hours of free time, weekends and school holidays together, developing good friendships and relationships.

– Swimming is a great form of exercise; many people recommend it because water supports the body’s weight whilst it is being exercised. Finding positive ways to exercise is an important consideration when educating young people about the benefits of a healthy diet, better health and exercise. Teaching children to swim helps them to learn a skill that can be readily incorporated into their lives, hopefully done regularly and with enthusiasm. And swimming is something that can be continued throughout one’s life; age is no real barrier.

Are You Thinking About Exercising?

Expert Author Susan Leigh

A recent survey by the British Heart Foundation has revealed that approximately half of all adults, 47%, do no exercise at all. This sedentary lifestyle is described as a silent killer, massively impacting on the efficiency of businesses and the resources of the NHS (to the tune of £1.2 billion), as well as our individual health and quality of life.

Lack of exercise contributes to heart disease, diabetes, obesity as well as mood and mental health conditions like lethargy, lack of motivation, laziness and depression. It’s calculated that some people spend 78 days per annum sedentary.

And yet exercise doesn’t have to mean running a marathon or climbing a mountain. No one wants to experience the humiliation of turning up at a gym feeling like an inelegant blob amongst a room full of lycra-clad fitties. Exercise can be fun and really add value, friends and a breathing space to your life.

Let’s look at how exercise can become an enjoyable part of life;

– At home, simple things like going upstairs to put something away, rather than waiting until a pile’s accumulated at the bottom of the stairs can start the commitment to exercise and becoming more mobile. It’s too easy to settle, unmoving for hours in front of the TV. Go outside as soon as you need to put something in the recycling bin, walk to speak to a family member rather than shout across several rooms; all simple ways to become a little more active.

– Another option could be to put dinner on slow-cook and go for a walk with your partner. It allows you both to talk and freely discuss your days, share your thoughts and enjoy the opportunity for a conversation, rather than hastily exchanging updates about the children or that you need more toothpaste. A regular walk could give you time to reconnect in a loving way.

– Encourage the children outside for a game of football or rounders. Maybe even invite neighbours or friends to join in. Children need breaks from studying and from their computer games. It’s important for them to exercise and interact with others, be reminded that they’re part of the family and have to spend time some together. Social skills, learning to de-stress and unwind as well as staying fit are all important parts of their education and life skills.

– At work, try to take regular water-cooler breaks. Get up and go for a drink. Try to get fresh air at lunchtime and include a walk around the local park. Some offices are introducing standing desks, regarding sitting as ‘the new smoking’.

– Set off for work a little earlier so that you can cycle in, or disembark from the bus a stop sooner, both great ways to start the day feeling energised and alive. Many people like to beat the rush hour traffic, exercise before work and grab a quick shower. It can start the day with a buzz.

– At the gym, it can be motivational and indeed some people feel committed as soon as they’ve handed over their membership fee. They like the routine of regular classes or meeting up with the same people and working out together, but a gym can feeling daunting to some people.

– If a gym doesn’t work for you, how about independent fitness classes? They’re often held in community centres or village halls and frequently operate a pay-as-you-go system. They may offer yoga and pilates, dance classes like zumba or more high energy aerobics sessions. A bonus to attending fitness classes regularly is that you’ll see the same faces, gradually get to know people and potentially enhance your social circle. Independent fitness lasses can be fun, sociable and supportive, chosen to suit your needs. Definitely an added bonus.

– Joining a team sport can be a great way to exercise regularly. Knowing that others are relying on you to turn up so that they can have a game can provide motivation, responsibility, as well as close relationships to enjoy. Watch how the runners in the Marathon supported each other. They had individual dreams and positive mindsets, whilst encouraging others to achieve their goals.

If you’re tentative about exercise remember that there’s no need for expensive memberships or kit. Use what you have; the local park, beach or countryside, maybe arrange with family or friends to walk or play games. Even if you’re on your own you can go for a walk or join a local club and exercise with other like-minded people.

Two and a half hours of exercise each week, at a level where you breathe faster, feel warm and raise your heart level is enough to make the difference to your health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically. And those times when we don’t feel like exercising? Most times if we persevere we feel better afterwards. The endorphins, or feelgood hormones, kick in to lift our spirits.

Modified Yoga for Sore Backs

The world doesn’t stop for us when we have a sore back. On the contrary, we are prodded to try to keep up. Painful, sore backs are an absolute downer! But modified yoga offers great stretches and better positioning to help your sore back. No, a sore back might not go away completely, and you need to be vigilant about how you move so that you don’t compromise your back. I can tell you from personal experience that a painful, strained back, can get better.

One of the instructions for care that I tell each of my clients, is that you have to be consistent in your stretching. Ten minutes of daily back stretch will greatly improve your flexibility and relieve painful backs. It’s essential to retrain yourself, to bend your knees, and roll your pelvis and tail bone up towards your navel while standing, sitting or doing your stretches. Do what works well for your back. My back is different from yours, yours is different from your sister-in-law in perfect shape. Before I instruct a client, I assess the location of the back challenges. Some stretches work better for lower back pain, and some stretches work better for upper and middle. Also be aware of the interconnectivity of your body, when you have a sore back, your hamstrings, hips, shoulders and neck are also going to be tangled there.

Let’s start with stretches for the lower back. If you are sitting down, a rotation stretch such as a half spinal twist offer good release. Sit on the seat, with your back slightly away from the back of the chair, grab the back of your chair, or the back of the seat, with your right hand, and put your left hand on the outside of your RIGHT KNEE. You are going to turn to look back at your right shoulder, hold for a few seconds at time, and release. Don’t overdo it. It’s better to do repetitions than to hold the pose too long. Do the other side in the same manner. Hold the back of your seat or chair’s back with your left, place your right hand on your LEFT KNEE and twist towards the left shoulder. Undo slowly. You breathe in and out through your NOSE.

Standing stretches for the lower back. Stand near an empty wall. (No picture frames) put yourself with your right shoulder and your right side towards the wall. This is another twist. Put your right foot forward and your take a step further back with your left foot. You have put yourself into a lunge position. Move slightly away from the wall, to accommodate your hands. Reach and put your left hand on your RIGHT KNEE, and lean the right side of your upper leg and your right hip against the wall. With your RIGHT HAND, put your palm on the wall near your belly, and keep it on the wall. Move your right hand past your right hip along the wall, when you do this, look over your right shoulder. (You will need to accommodate your torso, by giving space to your upper body.)

Now to reverse it, come out of the pose. Put your left side to the wall. Left foot steps forward, right foot lunges back. Keep your knees bent. Now, reach with your right hand on your left knee. Put your left hand on the wall and slide it past your left hip. Twist and look back over your left shoulder.

Upper back stretches while seated. A simple stretch for the whole back is called a “Drape.” Sit down, and open your legs and feet. Lean as forward as you can, and put your hands on the floor or close to the floor, between your legs in front of you. Stay there and breathe. Slowly come back up and rest. Do it again.

Standing stretches for the upper back. This standing pose is similar to the seated “drape,” Go back to the wall. Place the back of your head, and your spine to the wall. Bend your knees. Practice rolling the pelvis upward towards your navel while keeping your lower back to the wall. Open your feet; hip width apart. Then, place your feet a little more forward from the wall, so that you are supported well. Keep your buttocks on the wall, the whole time. You are going to begin leaning forward. As you “drape” forward, you will attempt to reach your feet, or a spot on the floor more forward of your feet. Just do what you can, and don’t strain. You will feel your neck and upper back releasing in this standing “drape.” Stay in the pose as long as it feel comfortable, and that you are not dizzy, with your head tipped over. This stretch is also great for tight hamstrings. When you come out, you put your palms on the wall by each hip, and you begin rolling your back and head up. Keep your buttocks on the wall as you roll upright. You may need to shift your position as you are coming up. When you stand fully, put your back of your head and your spine to the wall once again. This resting pose against the wall, assist the alignment of your spine.

A slight variation of the standing drape; when you are draped forward, you can shift your torso and hands to one side of each foot and then the other before rolling back up. That’s it. Some simple back releases for sore backs! Do this every day or every couple of days, and you are going to feel much better.

Katheryn Hoban is a modified yoga instructor teaching for twenty three years. She is a real estate agent with Keller Williams City Views and author. She writes about business, goals, self-development, training, modified yoga, psychic development, productivity, team building, self-defense, children’s safety, real estate investing, community development and more.

High Performance and Quality Equals Routine

Writer Stephen King, commits to writing two thousand words a day, and usually he does so between 8 am to 11:30 am every day. Swimmer Michael Phelps, gets up and does warm up exercises and creative visualization exercises every day before competition. Twitter and Square Founder Jack Dorsey, who had worked 8 hours per day at each company, created the “themed” day, where he worked on one area per day, such as product development. On Saturday he has a free day, and Sunday he sets aside for reflection, strategy, feedback and planning for the next week.

Benjamin Franklin, who helped write the US Constitution, and was the inventor of Bifocals, and the lightning Rod, asked two questions every day, “What good shall I do today?” and “What good have I done today?” Every day, he also had morning routine for himself of what he called an ‘Air Bath.’ In which he sat in the very cold air as a way to purify himself, and open his imagination.

Albert Einstein, the physicist who developed, The Theory of Relativity, took a daily walk. He lived in the present moment. He focused intensely on a task at hand. Apple Computer inventor, Steve Jobs looked in the mirror every day and asked the same question to himself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today? If the answer was no, he would change his intention for the day. Nikola Tesla, the inventor of the electric motor and laser, walked up to eight to ten miles per day, he avoided acidic foods, and he used a technique of creative visualization called a mind box, in which he could fully design and manipulate a thought version of his invention to completion prior to him building it.

A daily routine is important as a catalyst, which leads to tasks of productivity and creativity. Your natural rhythm decides the order which works best for you and there is no right or wrong. Instead of thinking about what to do next put it into your daily schedule. Gary Keller who founded Keller Williams Realty stated, “If it’s not in your schedule it doesn’t exist.”

Consistent daily tasks are accumulative. Stephen King, has written 55 books, and several short stories, by consistently writing two thousand words per day. Nikola Tesla’s many amazing inventions are still impacting the world.

As a yoga teacher for the past twenty years, I have a daily routine to stretch each morning for ten minutes, and then before I go to sleep I do another ten minutes. Every night before I get into bed, I wash my feet, because I believe that a cleanse discharges any accumulation of negative energy. Along with that habit, I wash under my finger nails and toe nails which I feel has kept me healthy and free of germs.

As a real estate sales person, I know that every day I have to lead generate to bring in the income that I want. So I consistently research owners, and businesses to find good phone numbers. I make daily calls, I walk and talk to potential owners, and sellers. I practice my presentations, so that I’m ready. Each day, I make time, to meditate and visualize what I want as results. I also practice, in my mind how it will feel when I complete the task, and feel the reward when it’s done. (The winning of a prize, earn a commission, find a really tough phone number, do a masterful presentation and get a listing.)

I’ve always had the ability and desire to write, and now, I’m making a daily routine to wake up at 5:30 a.m. to write. The writing part doesn’t always happen, because my mind says go back to bed, check your e-mail, read the news because you don’t have anything to write. The alarm goes off, and I get to my desk. I’m establishing a pattern and routine. The writing will come. First, I need to be sitting at my desk, and not dreaming. Daily, I say, “This is me trusting myself. The work that I’m doing is paying off.”

My daily practice and routines makes me confident, happy and relaxed. Because of daily routines, I have accomplished many of my personal goals. If you desire more productivity, and to pass milestones, set up your daily routines. Remember if it’s not in your schedule it doesn’t exist. Time can only do one thing. It will pass into another moment; which becomes another day and another year.

If you are doing daily habits that are sabotaging, downright unhealthy and dangerous, stop and create new daily habits. Instead of reaching for the food, take a walk, write a journal entry. Put down the daily shot of whiskey, tequila or a needle and pray or meditate instead, lift light weights, or get out for some air. If you are watching content that is polluting your mind, and heart, choose to watch something that is 100% positive, uplifting and no one gets hurt.

Daily habitual routines create the real long-term results. Ordinary moments done daily, are just ordinary. Put all the ordinary together, and you might end up with extraordinary. An extraordinary life, income, practice, and amazing results beyond anything that you had previously achieved. Right now, decide upon one daily activity and commit to it.

Katheryn Hoban is a modified yoga instructor teaching for twenty three years. She is a real estate agent with Keller Williams City Views and author. She writes about business, goals, self-development, training, modified yoga, psychic development, productivity, team building, self-defense, children’s safety, real estate investing, community development and more.

If You’re Attacked in a Small Bathroom – Self Defense for Bathroom Attack

I recently read a very disturbing article about a young woman who was sexually assaulted in an airplane bathroom. She was attacked on a red eye flight, by a drunk man who sat in the seat next to her on the plane. It’s hard to imagine how an attack can occur in such a tight place, as an airplane bathroom, with loads of passengers just nearby. But it did. We have to remember that sexual assaults are attacks of opportunity. He followed her to the bathroom, controlled and intimidated her and assaulted her.

As I began to research bathroom attacks, I realized that it was much more common than I could have imagined. Girls and boys in school bathrooms, women in mall restrooms, park restrooms, and hotel bathrooms.

It’s quite a shock when an enraged person kicks in a door, or pushes in behind you into a bathroom stall, a public bathroom, or rest area, to attack you. Let me be brutally clear with you. When someone attacks you in a bathroom, he or she is doing it there, because of the remote location, which a bathroom provides.

An attacker’s goal is to hurt, beat you and control you. With control, and having inflicted bodily harm, he can continue to sexually assault you, and perhaps kill you.

The bathroom attacks that I read about, happened almost the same way in each case. The first situation, happened at least three or four times and in different areas. They were incidents that involved, several lone females who entered public bathrooms, and were violently confronted by a male attacker, hiding in the stall.

My first lesson is one of awareness. A person who is texting or on the phone, is going to be an easy target. Don’t be glued to your phone. Be aware of anyone who is lurking nearby, and may follow you into the bathroom. Be aware of door and locks that seem to have been tampered with or damaged. It probably was done deliberately. Trust your instinct, if something feels off, find another bathroom. Be alert when you are alone in a bathroom. When a male comes out of a stall, he may just play dumb, and pretend that he thought he was in the men’s room.

If you are female, first action, don’t listen to his excuses, run towards the exit, while screaming that a man followed you into the bathroom. If he’s been hiding in there for a while, he probably knows, exactly how much time he has, before another person enters.

Second situation. You are in a stall and someone kicks in the door. The first reaction will be of pure shock until your adrenaline kicks in. The attacker will use these first shocked moment to beat you or hit you in the face, and head. Head punches and blows can disorientate a victim. He or she could punch, hit you in the face with an object, or kick you in the face, several times. Even though you have been hit, you must take action. Turn your head, and tuck your head to one of your shoulders, and put your arms up about six inches in front of your head and face, make fists, to absorb the blows.

Get down and under to the next stall if you can. If you do get under, get up immediately. If you can, use the door as a weapon and slam it into the attackers face. Keep your fists and arms up in defense. Push him towards the stall to make a clear escape for yourself. Kick him into the knee, and knee him in the groin. Believe it or not, females also feel pain if they are kicked or kneed in the pubic area.

If you can’t get under to the next stall, push your forearms and fists into the attacker’s chin or chest as you stand up. Slam your forearms hard against face, ribs, chest, and shoulder of basically anything that you can reach. Kick straight out to attacker’s knees. Be prepared, as you stand up, that the attacker will likely attempt to choke you, in order to control and immobilize you, or continue to punch you. This choke may be a front attack or from the back.

If the attacker is attempting to chock you from the back, push your hips back into him to unbalance him. Elbow him hard into the ribs. Almost simultaneously take a step towards the right with your right foot, which will pull him slightly off balance. Bring your left leg over his right leg, and plant your left foot and leg right behind his right leg. Pivot your right foot towards him. Now you will be facing his right side. He won’t be able to hold on to your neck while you are now to his side. With your left fist, punch into his back and towards his right ribs. Then push your right forearm and elbow into him with all your might, and this move will knock him forward and away from you. Run towards the door. If he grabs you again. Kick your heel back into his knee. Keep kicking and screaming.

I’m going to describe the above escape from the left side as well for reference. Push your hips back into him, elbow him, take a step left, and immediately put your right foot up, over and behind his left leg, pivot your left foot towards him. Punch with your right hand into his ribs and back, and then with your left forearm, slam him forward and away from you.

Another trick that the attacker will use, is to slam your head into a wall or down against a hard surface such as the sink, toilet or hand dryer. Put your hands and forearms in front of your face, so if he slams you, your arms will absorb the impact and not your face. Tuck your chin towards one of your shoulders. Kick your heel back into his knees. Keep kicking back, attempt to step on his or her foot. When the attacker loosens the grip even slightly turn your body towards him with your elbow and forearm out. This gives you several options, of defense. Swing your elbow into his ribs, sternum bone, head, then follow with other fist to his head, ribs or throat or sternum.

Last choke scenario from the front. He will most likely be facing you, and will use two hands and press or squeeze your neck. A great effective move to accomplish no matter your height, is to reach across his outstretched arms, grab the hand that is farthest from your hand that you just moved.

For an example with your right hand reach across and grab his pinky on his right hand and pull it straight up towards the ceiling. With your right hand keep control of his right hand, press down with your forearm against his wrists to cause pressure, continue to bend his little finger up towards the ceiling. As soon as he starts to release, step to the right. You will continue to press your palm against his hand, and slowly twist the pinky side up, and pull his right hand towards you and down towards the right. Continue to bend his little finger side up. With the other hand, press your palm into his elbow, and move your left foot to be parallel with your right foot. Your feet are open about shoulder width.

If you grabbed his right hand with your right, you step right and pull him towards that side, press your left palm into his right elbow. Guess what, if he doesn’t want his elbow to snap, he will move with you. As he stumbles off balance, while you are holding his arm, knee him in the face. This is easier with your right knee. If you reached with your left hand, then you will grab his left pinky and pull it straight up towards the ceiling. Press your forearm into his wrists and step left. Control his left with your left, and press your right palm into his elbow. Adjust your feet position so they are parallel, and which puts you in better position to knee him in his face and head with your left knee.

A bathroom attacker is there to hurt you and trap you! It’s not going to be pretty, this is not a rehearsed movie scene. Everything hurts and you will be exhausted, terrified, and won’t be able to breathe. But remember this, he or she doesn’t know that you are about to go to battle. An attacker will be clueless and shocked that you have learned a few good fight techniques, and can take an offensive to break free. If you drop your purse, bag, or jacket during this frantic moment, don’t go back for it. You must get out to safety. Keep your focus and objective and you will.

Katheryn Hoban is a modified yoga instructor teaching for twenty three years. She is a real estate agent with Keller Williams City Views and author. She writes about business, goals, self-development, training, modified yoga, psychic development, productivity, team building, self-defense, children’s safety, real estate investing, community development and more.

Penis Function – Exploring the Link With Mental Health

Expert Author John Dugan

It makes sense that maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly and taking care of the penis should leave it primed for perfect function. However, even the most well-cared-for penis is still attached to a brain, and men who are experiencing emotional problems or other mental health issues might also experience difficulties with penis function. By paying attention to the factors that affect mental health and well-being, men can reduce their effects on penis health and prevent loss of function from becoming an additional source of stress.

Stress, Depression and Anxiety

In today’s high-pressure society, even an average day can be filled with stressors that trigger emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. Long commute times, conflicts at the office, disobedient children or looming tax deadlines can all put pressure on a man’s mind, and his body might respond in kind. Intense mental distress causes the body to go into panic mode, triggering a fight-or-flight response.

Sustained levels of stress can alter the brain chemistry, leading to symptoms of depression and anxiety. These mood disorders can have a negative impact on penis function, as they may interfere with the chemicals in the brain that signal for a sexual response. Furthermore, intruding thoughts prompted by these conditions can affect a man’s ability to concentrate on intimacy. When a man finds himself unable to respond, this may set him up for performance anxiety, compounding the problem.

Relieving the Pressure

Finding ways to cope with the stress of everyday life can help a man to regain his equilibrium and return to business as usual when it comes to sexual performance. Stress management can take the form of more frequent exercise, meditation, taking time off, or finding other ways to eliminate the stressors; in many cases, professional counseling may be helpful in developing coping mechanisms.

When it comes to intimate activities, by reducing the pressure to perform well, men can break the cycle of anxiety and enjoy the effects of relaxation at the same time. When stressful thoughts crowd out the ability to experience pleasure, men can focus on activities that don’t require a robust penis response. Kissing, cuddling and soft strokes with a partner can be pleasurable without requiring any kind of penis performance at all. An additional benefit to these activities is that the close contact can increase the body’s levels of endorphins and dopamine, chemical messengers that are mood-enhancing and lead to a feeling of relaxation and well-being.

Bringing Back the Fire

Some mental health issues are temporary, and they quickly fade away when the original trigger has left the scene. There are times, however, when men will spend weeks, or even months, dealing with the effects of stress, and in such cases, self-care becomes especially important. Rather than indulging in negative feelings that can exacerbate the problem, men can take steps to relax their minds and bodies. Treating the penis to a little TLC at the same time may improve both the outer appearance of the penis and a man’s level of self-confidence – which can in turn improve his ability to perform well.

Soothing, warm baths can help to calm the mind, and the water can help to soften penis skin and whisk away any hidden germs and bacteria. Soft towels can help dry delicate tissues when the bath is over, and a penis health creme provides the perfect end to this relaxing self-care session. A high-quality penis vitamin cream (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) containing soothing skin ingredients and essential vitamins can penetrate deep to reach starved tissues. Nourishing the skin, nerve and circulatory tissue of the penis can help to ensure that it is in full working order for the next intimate encounter.

Penis Warts and Bumps – How to Tell If It’s Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Expert Author John Dugan

Most men are intimately familiar with the topography of their penis and are aware of every bump, follicle, scrape and blemish. Not surprisingly, the development of any new or unusual lumps, spots or penis warts can be alarming and lead men to assume the worst about penis warts and STIs.

While sexually transmitted infection is always a concern for sexually active men, there are a multitude of other things that can go wrong. One such issue, known by the ominous-sounding name of sebaceous hyperplasia (SH), is actually quite benign and does not pose a threat to a man’s sexual health. However, identifying these blemishes is necessary in order rule out any other potential causes. The symptoms of SH are described here, along with some common-sense penis skin care suggestions.

What is sebaceous hyperplasia?

With the exception of the palms of the hands and the bottoms of the feet, the surface of the skin, which may appear smooth from a distance, is actually dotted with millions of tiny holes, or follicles. Most of these contain a hair shaft, and all of them contain tiny glands that produce a type of oil known as sebum. This substance is designed to lubricate the hair and skin and to provide waterproofing in mammals. Sebaceous hyperplasia is simply an overgrowth of these glands (known as sebaceous glands) around the hair follicle.

The enlarged glands occur mainly on the face and around the lips of older men and women, although they can also occur on the chest and other parts of the body. In younger men, they may occur on the shaft of the penis, or they may appear as warts on foreskin in uncircumcised men.

What are the symptoms of SH?

Sebaceous hyperplasia generally appears as puffy, yellowish bumps with a depressed center; on the penis, they may closely resemble genital warts. As previously noted, they may occur on the shaft or underneath the foreskin. While affected individuals may be concerned about their appearance, they rarely cause any other symptoms.

Is SH contagious?

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a normal genetic variation; it is not a disease, and it cannot be transferred to another person, including a sexual partner.

Can SH be cured?

Currently, there is no cure for SH. Treatment of SH is only carried out for cosmetic purposes, and most dermatologists recommend leaving them alone. Penis warts and bumps on other parts of the body may be removed by CO2 cauterization, laser treatment or excision. However, these procedures may cause scarring, and they will not prevent the lesions from recurring.

Care and grooming of the penis skin

While there is no known method of preventing sebaceous hyperplasia of the penis, men can take steps to ensure that the penis skin is as healthy and attractive as possible. Washing daily can help to remove built-up body oils and dead skin cells that can further aggravate problem skin, especially in men who are uncircumcised. Keeping the skin moisturized is also important, as this prevents drying of the skin; dry skin has a tendency to develop small fissures, or cracks, that allow bacteria to penetrate.

Furthermore, men should keep in mind that any perceived abnormalities of the penis are probably more apparent to them than to a potential sexual partner. Having a conversation about the penis warts and letting a partner know that it is a benign, non-contagious condition is the best policy.

Adding a penis health crème (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) containing high quality moisturizers such as shea butter, as well as blemish-fighting nutrients such as vitamin A, to the daily personal care routine may help to improve the overall appearance of the skin, as well as leaving it soft and responsive to tactile stimulation.

Stretch Marks on the Penis Skin – Tips for Natural Treatment

Expert Author John Dugan

Stretch marks on the penis do not affect sexual performance in terms of a man’s physical ability, but men who have visible scarring on the surface of the penile skin may be extremely self-conscious about their appearance. This can lead to reduced self-esteem, social embarrassment, and even erectile problems in men who are affected. These are not an indicator of any other health problem and are primarily of cosmetic concern. It may be possible to reduce the appearance of scarring on the skin using dermatological treatments such as microdermabrasion or laser therapy.

However, these treatments are often prohibitively expensive, and men may be understandably reluctant to expose the family jewels to potentially harmful procedures. Fortunately, with the right approach penis skin care, it may be possible to avoid developing stretch marks in the first place and to minimize their appearance when they do form. The information here may provide men with some useful tips for natural penis skin treatment.

What are stretch marks?

They are a form of scarring that occurs as a result of tearing of the dermis. It can affect all parts of the body, including the abdomen, breasts, arms, legs, buttocks, and penis. They typically form due to rapid weight change (gain or loss) or due to hormonal changes in the body due to puberty, pregnancy, or hormone replacement therapy. Stretch marks on the penis are often the result of the change in size due to erections.

Is there any way to prevent them?

There is no guarantee that it can be prevented completely; however, men can take steps to reduce the likelihood of developing superficial scarring by keeping the skin well-moisturized, maintaining a consistent (and healthy) body weight, and avoiding unnecessary hormone treatments such as those used by some bodybuilders and other athletes for performance enhancing purposes.

Natural treatments for stretch marks on the penis

While stretch marks do not generally disappear entirely, they tend to fade over time so that they are not as visible on the surface of the skin. For the best results, they should be treated in the first six weeks or so after they form, when they are reddish or purple in color.

Some of the most frequently recommended treatments for reducing the appearance of stretch marks include the following:

  • Cocoa butter or shea butter – These natural plant oils are quite effective for nourishing the skin and mitigating the effects of stretching. Using these as a preventive measure may be more effective, but many individuals have reported an improvement in the appearance of the skin after using a cream containing either cocoa or shea butter.
  • Aloe vera gel – Aloe is well known for its healing properties and may have a beneficial effect on stretch marks if used shortly after they appear.
  • Vitamin E oil – Vitamin E is essential to maintaining the structure of the skin, as well as to protecting the skin from environmental damage. Many dermatologists recommend use of vitamin E, which can be obtained in certain creams or applied directly by breaking open vitamin E capsules and rubbing in the oil.
  • Vitamin A – Vitamin A is used for treating various types of skin blemishes, including scarring caused by acne, injuries or stretch marks. Like vitamin E, vitamin A is most effective when applied directly to the affected area.

Using a penis health cream

A high-quality penis vitamin cream (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) containing a combination of ingredients such as shea butter or coconut oil, vitamin E, vitamins A and C, and other natural skin-rejuvenating ingredients may provide multiple benefits for the penis skin, reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scarring while enhancing the skin’s natural moisturizing properties.

تطبيق رائع لتغيير إصدار هاتفك لكي تتمكن من تحميل التطبيقات الغير متوافقة مع جهازك بسهولة

لا شك أنه في كثير من الأحيان تريد تحميل إحدى التطبيقات من متجر جوجل بلاي فتواجهك مشكلة عدم توافق التطبيق مع جهازك خاصة إذا كان ذا مواصفات ضعيفة نوعا ما، و هذا راجع لكون هاتفك يتوفر على إصدار قديم، لهذا في موضوع اليوم سأقدم لك الحل النهائي لهذه المشكلة من خلال تطبيق.
تطبيق رائع لتغيير إصدار هاتفك لكي تتمكن من تحميل التطبيقات الغير متوافقة مع جهازك بسهولة
التطبيق يدعى Build Prop Editor و يتجلى دوره في جعل هاتفك يبدوا و كأنه ينتمي للإصدار الحديث، و للاستفادة من التطبيق يجب أولا أن يكون هاتفك يتوفر على صلاحيات الروت و التي يمكنك الحصول عليها من خلال موضوع سبق التطرق إليه : أحصل على صلاحيات الروت بطريقة سهلة.
بعد ذلك حمّل التطبيق على جهازك و أنقر على زر القلم المتواجد بالأسفل من أجل التعديل و تغيير إصدار هاتفك.
ستظهر لك مجموعة كبيرة من الملفات توجه إلى ro product model  ثم قم بتغيير إصدار هاتفك فمثلا أنا اخترت sm-n910f 
بعد ذلك ضع نفس الإسم الذي اخترت في كل من ro product name   و ro product device و ro product board ثم إضغط علىSave  و بهذا قد تكون غيّرت إصدار هاتفك بطريقة ذكية و سهلة لتتمكن بعد ذلك من تحميل أي تطبيق على بلاي ستور دون مشاكل، و كملاحظة فإن الخدعة صالحة أيضا بالنسبة للهواتف الأخرى غير سامسونج.
لتحميل التطبيق: Build Prop Editor

تغيير غير متوقع في تطبيق “كورتانا” لمنصة الاندرويد !

من يتوقع ان أهم ميزات تطبيق المساعد الذكي “كورتانا” لن تعود متوفرة على التطبيق الخاص بالاندرويد، فقد اندهش جميع المستخدمين بعد التحديث الجديد الذي قامت به مايكروسوفت على تطبيق “Cortana” و الذي يزيل ميزة “Hey Cortana !” و التي تسمح باستدعاء المساعد الشخصي الذكي من مايكروسوفت عبر أمر صوتي.
التحديث الجديد الذي سبق إطلاقه في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية يكشف عن عدم وجود هذه الميزة المعتادة والتي تعتبر من أفضل ما يميز المساعد الرقمي “كورتانا”، وأشارت بعض المصادر الإعلامية أن السبب وراء حذف الميزة على منصة الاندرويد هو التعارض مع ميزة “Ok Google” التي تسمح باستدعاء المساعد الذكي “Google Now” من غووغل.
و سبق لشركة مايكروسوفت ان أعلنت قبل بضعة أشهر عن تطبيق “كورتانا” المتاح رسميا للاستخدام على منصة الاندرويد، إلا أنه كما أشارت التكهنات أنه لن يأتي بمثل ميزات التطبيق الخاص بمنصة الويندوز فون نظرا لبعض المشاكل المتعلقة أولا بعدم توافق العتاد الداخلي للاجهزة ونظام ويندوز فون فضلا عن مشاكل متعلقة بوجود المساعد الذكي “غووغل ناو” على منصة الاندرويد المطورة رسميا من طرف شركة غووغل.
حاليا لم تقدم مايكروسوفت تعليقا حول إزالة ميزة “Hey Cortana” على منصة الاندرويد، وسنوافيكم بالمزيد من التفاصيل وقتما توفر ذلك.