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Sadia MoYeen Beutician, LA Belle

Dear Sadia,
I am a girl with lots of curly, uncontrollable, fluffy black shoulder-length hair and I would really like to know - is there a haircut that would really make me look good? I also have a round face. On the other hand, should I just let my hair grow? I don't think that's the right solution as my hair is hard to maintain if it's too long - and besides, summer is here. But please don't suggest anything that's too much of a hassle. And I don't want to do something like straighten my hair!
Dear Antra,
As I read the first line of your question, the first thought that entered my mind was "hair straightening" but, alas! ... You, seen to be vehemently against this option. It would control your fluffy hair, you wouldn't need to set it. All you'd need to do is condition it. Life would be easy.
Anyway since its not the option you want, a style with long layers, without making the front shoot would work out quite well. On the other hand if you're willing to be adventurous you could go for a really short trendy style, it would be ideal for summer.
Dear Sadia,
I am a teenager studying in college. My problem is that recently acne have appeared on my face and my complesion has darkened. However, I want them removed using natural ingredients, not by chemical means. Can you please tell me how I can remove this acne and sun tan?
Dear Nora,
Use a pack made with neem leaves (5-6), yoghurt (1 tsp) pinch of turmeric and apply regularly. Drink plenty of water, eat healthy and use an oil-free sun block with SPF to prevent tanning.
Dear Sadia.
I am a 17-year-old girl. My skin is very oily. During summer, I wash my face every hour with cold water, but still after some time it becomes oily and looks dark. Because of this, I am frequently getting acnes. Can you please suggest how I can keep my skin oil free or reduce excess oil and make my skin color lighter. In your last issue, you mentioned fair polish.
Where can we get it? In addition, will it suit oily skin? I'll be thankful if you answer my questions and give me some good suggestions as you always do.

Dear Sania
Fair Polish is available only in Salons, it is not available for sale on the market. Most parlours have their own recipe and version, which I cannot guarantee. La Belle carries Fair polish made by me, it will lighten you skin substantially.
At seventeen acne and pimples are quite common, they are caused by a fluctuation in the level of hormones caused by puberty or menstruation. Clean your face twice a day with neem soap and use an astringent after that. Apply a pack of multani clay and egg white (1tsp) at least 2-3 times a week.
Avoid fatty food, eat fruits and vegetables and plenty of liquids.


Dr. Lutful Aziz FCPS, PHD, Consultant "analgesia", pain relief centre

Continued from last week

Cooling down:
Cooling down applies to exercise of gradually diminishing intensity that follows strenuous work and permits the return of both the circulation and various body functions to pre-exercise levels. Physiologically, an important reason for cooling down is that blood and muscle lactic acid levels decrease more rapidly during active recovery them during passive recovery. Also, active recovery keeps the muscle pumps active, which prevents blood from pooling in the extremities.
Muscle Conditioning:
Muscles are complex types of tissue composed of contractile cells of fibres that affect movement of an organ or body part.
Muscle Strength:
Strength can be defined as the capacity to exert force or as the ability to perform work against resistance.
Muscle contraction and Exercise: Exercise for the development of strength is related to the type of muscle contraction.
Isometric muscle contraction: An isometric muscle contraction is one in which there is no change in the length of the muscle or in the angle of the joint at which the contraction takes place. Strength gained through an isometric exercise is specific to the joint angle at which the contraction takes place.
Isotonic muscle contraction: Shortening or lengthening the muscle causing a skeletal part to be moved through a full range of motion involves an isotonic contraction. Isotonic exercise involves moving a resistive force, either a body part or some object, and may also be referred to as dynamic contraction. The major values of performing exercises involving isotonic contraction are that they promote joint range of motion and increase circulation and endurance.
Isokinetic muscle contraction: Isokinetic muscle contraction occurs through an accommodating and variable resistance exercise. This method more nearly uses total involvement of the muscle fibres, since the resistance varies according to the angle of pull and the degree of fatigue developed throughout the exercise.
Ways of achieving strength:
Non-equipment approaches, Calisthenics or free exercise, Partner or reciprocal, Self resistance.
Equipment approaches:
Standard stationery apparatus
Chinning bars, Stall bars, Pulley weight, Free weights, Dumbbells, Barbells
Fundamental principles of Isotonic weight training:
Precede all weight training with general warm up
Begin all isotonic contractions from a position of "on-stretch" immediately moving into the concentric contraction.
Perform isotonic movements slowly and deliberately, at approximately one-fifth maximal speed.
Apply the overload principle in all isotonic contractions.
Maintain good muscular balance by exercising both the agonists and antagonists muscle.
Confine heavy work to the off-season and pre-season period.
7. Work with weights every other day or no more than 4 days a week.
8. Initiate the training programme first in terms of general body development.
9. After a general warm-up begin a preliminary series of about ten repetitions.
10 Observe breathing procedures during lifting to assist in fixing the stabilising muscles of the trunk.
Evaluate your progress at certain intervals.
Develop a recording system using cards.
Endurance and stamina:

The degree of ability to withstand fatigue is inherited and the basis of the fatigue pattern is in each individual's constitution. Two factors modify an individual's capacity for improving endurance:
The ability to endure the pain and the discomforts of fatigue while endeavouring to improve the level of work tolerance.
The body's ability to effect the necessary adjustments, which can enable an athlete to increase energy production to as much as 20 times the resting level when such a demand is made.

A very important component of injury prevention is the athlete's diet. If the physical stresses that are imposed by hard training and competition are not adequately replenished by good nutrition, proper physical restoration cannot be achieved.
The coach and athletic trainer must consider nutrition education as a means towards optimal performance and injury prevention or, when injuries do occur, towards optical healing.
Diet :

In general the athlete's daily diet should consist of 55% to 60% carbohydrates, 30% fat and 10% to 15% protein. Others include vitamins, mineral and electrolytes, water.
Proper physical conditioning for sports participation should prepare the athlete for a high level of performance, while helping to prevent injuries that are inherent to that sport. Injury preventive physical conditioning must include concern for strength, flexibility, endurance and neuromuscular co-ordination. Physical conditioning is a year-round task.



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