July 28, 2017

5 Virtual Races That Give Back

Running in a race can be an intimidating endeavor for some. The adrenaline, the crowds and the pressure can often be overwhelming. But what if you could run a race on your own time, get a medal, and all the while support a charity? Sounds pretty cool right? The team at Teton Foot & Ankle Center, a podiatrist in Idaho Falls, encourage everyone to stay healthy and active this summer, and suggest a few charities you can run for through virtual races.
Human Trafficking Awareness
Human slavery is often thought to be a thing of the past, however even in today’s society there are people entrapped by human traffickers. From working on farms and plants, to selling their bodies to strangers, victims of human trafficking need our help. Your virtual race can help support Polaris, a global leader for fighting modern slavery.
Skin Cancer Awareness
Sun safety is highly overlooked and underestimated. Skin cancer is very real and effects thousands of people worldwide. This virtual race helps spread awareness of the seriousness of skin cancer, and helps people learn more on how to properly protect yourself from damaging UV rays.
Suicide Prevention Awareness
Suicide is a very hard thing to predict or prevent. Funds from your virtual race can help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention research, educate, and advocate for suicide prevention. Increased understanding of suicide can help researchers prevent these tragedies, and your virtual race is one step you can take to being a part of the cause.
Veterans Awareness
Our US veterans have sacrificed more than their fair share for this beautiful country, and the funds from your virtual races benefit the Fisher House Foundation. Giving back to those who fought for, and continually protect our freedoms is an honor, and we hope you feel pride when running your virtual race.
Wildlife Awareness
Raising awareness for the world’s endangered species, the wildlife awareness virtual race donates all earned funds to The Oceanic Preservation Society and the Wildlife Conservation Network. It is said that “in the next 100 years we could lose 50% of all species on earth.” This is a great cause to support, and a great virtual race!
All races can be found at www.racesforawareness.com. Always make sure you are fit to run. If you are in need of a sports medicine doctor, foot and ankle specialist or other specialty doctor, consult before strenuous activity.

July 14, 2017

Tips for Better Skin

Your skin plays a huge roll in your overall appearance and well-being. It can make you look younger or older than you really. Unfortunately, too many people overlook a good skin care routine and don’t give their skin a second thought until problems arises. This is a real shame since a lot of skin problems can be avoided with proper care. Thankfully, the following tips will help you keep your skin will look young and healthy for years to come. Don’t delay, but your best face forward starting today!

Get out the SPF
SPF is a vital part of making sure your skin is looking its best and healthy. Even if you’re not planning on being out in the sun for too long, or if it’s a cloudy day, a bit of SPF will help ensure you’re protected from those harsh UV rays that can cause premature aging and skin cancer. Most experts recommend wearing an SPF of at least 30. Make sure to apply it all over your face, neck, and ears.

Don’t Forget your Neck
Your neck should be a major part of your skin care regiment since your neck’s appearance drastically age you. This may have to do with the fact that the skin on the next is rather thin so it amplifies even the smallest wrinkle or imperfection. Find a good neck cream by reading neck tightening cream reviews and then apply it has directed on the package. This will help prevent those annoying skin imperfections on your neck.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Applying moisturizer regularly will go a long way to helping your skin stay healthy, while preventing premature aging. Apply the moisturizer twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed, for best results. You should avoid moisturizers that contain heavy fragrances and dyes since these can actually irritate your skin and cause more harm than good.

Maintain a Healthy Diet
What you put into your body plays a big role in the overall look of your skin. That is why it is important to put down the junk food and pick up fresh vegetables and fruits. For example, ingredients that contain omega-3 fatty acid, such as flax seeds, will improve your skin’s ability to keep a hold of moisture. A little bit of research will show you which foods are best for flawless skin.