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Feb 2 9 tweets 5 min read
1. It is neither 'Brazilian' nor is it a butt lift.

The BBL is an augmentation of the buttock region using a patient's fat tissue.
#AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving Image The BBL procedure starts with liposuction of a different area, often the abdomen, flanks, thighs or back.

The fat removed from these areas is then injected into the hips and buttocks to improve shape and projection.
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Sep 10, 2022 14 tweets 9 min read
5 things you should never say to a suicidal person

#Thread #WorldSuicidePreventionDay #AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving 1. “Suicide is selfish and Cowardly.”

This guilt trip is quite common but many people who consider suicide think their existence is a burden to the people they love. 'Self' is the last thing they care about.
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Sep 9, 2022 10 tweets 8 min read
We often talk about what foods to avoid to prevent chronic diseases but what about foods we should eat more of?

#Thread #AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving When examining what risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other, the culprit isn't smoking or even high blood pressure.

It's a poor diet.
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Sep 29, 2020 11 tweets 6 min read
These 10 simple acts can protect your heart!

1. Cut down on sugary beverages and fruit juices – choose water or unsweetened juices instead.

#AvonsPracticalTips #WorldHeartDay 2. Swap sweet, sugary treats for fresh fruit as a healthy alternative.

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Sep 28, 2020 11 tweets 3 min read
Did you know some health conditions can affect your personality and make you act in ways that are out of character for you?

Here are a few...
#MentalHealthMatters 1. Schizophrenia

This can make you hear voices and see things that aren't there or believe things that aren't real. At first, you just might not be as social as normal. As it gets worse, it can be tough to keep your thoughts on track, making it hard to even talk to people.
Sep 24, 2020 12 tweets 7 min read
Exercising, quitting smoking, etc. Those are the 'regular' things your doctor will suggest to keep your heart healthy.

But there's more.

Here are 10 out-of-the-box things you can also do to ensure that your heart keeps going strong.

#AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving 1. Play between the sheets

Sex may add more than just pleasure to your life. It may also help lower your blood pressure and risk of heart disease. Research shows that reduced sexual activity is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular disease.

Sep 23, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
Congratulations to our Group Chairman @TonyOElumelu for his feature on the 2020 #TIME100 by @TIME.

#HHAt10 #Africapitalism ImageImage This is a particularly remarkable moment as the @Heirs_Holdings Group is celebrating a decade of transforming Africa’s economy by shaping key sectors through subsidiaries like Avon HMO, Avon Medical, and many others.
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Sep 22, 2020 20 tweets 11 min read
At a rate of 8 hours daily (at least), we spend more time at work than anywhere else during the week but we rarely pay attention to how it can impact our health for better or worse.

Here's how to make your office a healthier place to be.

#AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving Image 1. Remind yourself to sit less

People who work at desks should stand or walk around for at least two hours a day to avoid health risks related to too much sitting. Not only is it good for you physically, it can also aid productivity and focus hand.
Sep 21, 2020 11 tweets 2 min read
Can't sleep? It just might be what you eat before going to bed.

Here are 5 foods you should consider eating to have a great night's sleep (and 5 to avoid).
#HealthyLiving Image 1. Milk

Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, a precursor to the brain chemical serotonin. Although the topic is a controversial one, some people believe that tryptophan and serotonin might make it easier to sleep.
Sep 20, 2020 11 tweets 2 min read
What can cause women to lose hair, grow excess facial or hair, experience irregular periods and have challenges with getting pregnant?

Short answer: PCOS.

Here's what you need to know about it and how to deal with it. Image What is PCOS?

PCOS is a problem with hormones that affects women during their childbearing years (ages 15 to 44). Between 2.2 and 26.7% of women in this age group have PCOS.

Many women have PCOS but don’t know it.
Sep 17, 2020 22 tweets 12 min read
Fact: Men are more likely to lose their hair than women.

However, hair loss affects both genders & can be quite demoralising. Causes can range from the simple/temporary (like vitamin deficiencies) to more complex issues.

Here are some of them.
#AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving Image 1. Excess vitamin A

Overdoing vitamin A-containing supplements or medications can trigger hair loss. The Daily Value for vitamin A is 5,000 IU per day for adults and kids over age 4 so any more than that can trigger hair loss.
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Sep 16, 2020 11 tweets 2 min read
5 Potential Mental Health Benefits of Taking a Social Media Break

If you're thinking of going on a social media cleanse, here's what you need to know. Image 1. It might help you sleep better.

Many of us sleep with our phones? It's a pretty common experience, but it can take a toll on our sleeping habits. artificial light from your phone can interfere with your body's production of melatonin—the sleep hormone.
Sep 15, 2020 11 tweets 4 min read
There's a reason hypertension called the "silent killer," but there are still a few warning signs you can watch out for.

Let's talk about them...

#AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving Image While there are some risk factors that can contribute to high blood pressure, the symptoms aren't quite cut-and-dry.

This is because any possible symptoms that could be related to high blood pressure could also be indicative of other health conditions.
Sep 14, 2020 15 tweets 3 min read
It's #SepsisAwarenessMonth.

Sepsis is a condition that kills 11 million people globally out of over 40 million yearly cases so we think it's important to talk about it.

Basically, Sepsis is what happens when your body has an unusually severe response to an infection. Image During sepsis, your immune system releases a lot of chemicals into your blood. This triggers widespread inflammation that can lead to organ damage or failure.

In severe cases, sepsis causes a dangerous drop in blood pressure. Doctors call this “septic shock.”
Sep 10, 2020 19 tweets 10 min read
One of the scariest experiences a person can have is hearing a loved one say they want to die. While it can be tempting to dismiss it as being attention-seeking, it's important to take them seriously.

Here's how to really help.

#AvonsPracticalTips #WorldSuicidePreventionDay Image 1. Decide if the risk is imminent

If your friend is at risk of attempting suicide soon, call for help immediately. Imminent danger includes a person in possession of a weapon, pills, or other means to follow through with suicide.
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Sep 9, 2020 12 tweets 2 min read
Let's talk about something different today: hangovers.

Many of the 'sure-fire' remedies often aren’t effective, and some may actually make you feel worse. So read on to find out how to really get rid of a hangover—and what cures are too good to be true. Image 1. Drink more alcohol the morning after.

Bad choice, the worst thing to do is to have another drink. The alcohol may temporarily help your symptoms, but it could actually hurt in the long run.
Sep 8, 2020 21 tweets 11 min read
We passionately advocate for #SexualHealth and contraception for women and men to make informed choices.

So, before you select a birth control method, read this:

#AvonsPracticalTips #SexualHealthAwarenessMonth #HealthyLiving Image 1. What birth control options are available?

a. Barrier methods: condoms, diaphragm, etc.
b. Hormonal methods: birth control pills, implants, etc.
c. Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
d. Sterilization: tubal ligation, vasectomy.
e. Natural family planning.
Sep 7, 2020 15 tweets 3 min read
Did you know?

Some medicines cannot be taken together because they'll counteract each other. Not only that, what you eat or drink can also have an effect on some drugs, too.

Here are a few of them. 1. Grapefruit

This citrus fruit changes the way certain cells in your gut take in and move medication through your body -- it can affect more than 50 drugs. It can make some, like fexofenadine (Allegra) for allergies, less effective and make others too strong.
Sep 4, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Such an honour!

We’re excited to announce that our CEO, @BelloSimbo has been featured in @TheCEOMagazineG, renowned for covering global personalities like Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, etc.

*Download link below*.
#HealthForAll Image @BelloSimbo features as part of @TheCEOMagazineG's September 2020 EMEA edition, which focuses on remarkable African Companies and the individuals behind them.
Sep 3, 2020 14 tweets 8 min read
Did you know?
Headaches are the most common form of pain in the world.

For most people, popping ibuprofen solves the problem but if your headaches are persistent & medications aren't helping, here are 10 other treatments you can consider.

#AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving Image 1. Massages

In a small study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, people with migraines who had six weekly massage sessions had less frequent migraines and better sleep than those who didn't.

#AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving
Sep 3, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
Want to find out why your period is heavy, erratic, or missing altogether—and what to do about it? Read on… Image 1. Exercising rigorously

Have you heard of marathon runners losing their periods? It's not a myth: frequent rigorous exercise combined with low body fat puts stress on your body, and this stress tells your brain to stop producing reproductive hormones.