10 Tips to Help You Manage Your Stress This Holiday Season

0 December 15, 2017

We know how magical the holiday season can be. It’s the “most wonderful time of the year”…. or is it really?! This time of year people are rushing around getting their Christmas lists checked off, fighting colds, watching their bank account go down, and STRESSING. Don’t kid yourself – the holiday’s are a stressful time of year!

Here are 10 tips to help you manage your stress this holiday season.

#1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine

Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and so will increase your level of stress rather than reduce it. Alcohol is a depressant when taken in large quantities, but acts as a stimulant in smaller quantities. Therefore using alcohol as a way to alleviate stress is not ultimately helpful. Swap caffeinated and alcoholic drinks for water, herbal teas, or diluted natural fruit juices and aim to keep yourself hydrated as this will enable your body to cope better with stress.

#2. Indulge in Physical Activity

Stressful situations increase the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in your body. These are the “fight or flight” hormones that evolution has hard-wired into our brains and which are designed to protect us from immediate bodily harm when we are under threat. However, stress in the modern age is rarely remedied by a fight or flight response, and so physical exercise can be used as a surrogate to

0 December 3, 2017

Type 1 and Type 2 and both are chronic diseases which have a bad impact on the way your body produces and controls glucose or blood sugar.

Glucose is the fuel which feeds the cells of your body but in order to enter the cells, it needs insulin. People who are suffering from Type 1 diabetes don’t produce insulin and it can be said that they don’t produce the key ingredient which takes glucose into your body cells. On the other hand, people with Type 2 diabetes lose the ability to respond to insulin in a way they should and eventually they even don’t make enough insulin. So, they have a broken key. Both kinds of diabetes can lead to high levels of blood sugar and this boosts the risk of complications related to diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes  + what you should be aware of 

If you don’t control it, both kinds of diabetes have similar symptoms which might include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling extremely hungry
  • Feeling thirsty and drinking
  • Feeling tired
  • Sores or cuts which don’t heal properly
  • Blurred vision

People who are suffering from mood swings and irritability can be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and they can even lose weight unintentionally. Type 2 diabetes can show symptoms like tingling in their feet and hands and numbness. Though there are some common symptoms relat

0 November 22, 2017

Don’t bust your diet plan this holiday season – Tips from dieticians and fitness experts to avoid holiday weight gain.

Even though you might be someone with superhumanly willpower to control your urge to gorge on fatty foods, the holiday season might break you. Staying on the right diet track can be so intimidating and daunting that you might feel like diving into the delicious food sending off your routine diet into hibernation. Those added pounds don’t disappear with your Christmas and New Year celebrations, as no one wants to start the New Year with a bad figure. So, as the holiday season is all about merry-making and celebrating, togetherness and indulging in moderation, make sure to measure the calories that you take. It’s high time you pass the eggnog and handle navigating food spreads, gym routines, and hectic schedules. Here are few tips to avoid holiday weight gain during the holiday season.

#1. Eat Before You Celebrate and Drink

Skipping your lunch or breakfast to save your appetite is never considered as a good way of maintaining your weight. While there have been too many posts on the importance of the first meal of the day or the breakfast, not eating till afternoon might force you to binge later on. Therefore, you should stick to a breakfast that’s sized reasonably so that you can feel fuller for a longer period of time and keep yoursel

0 November 16, 2017

Health plays a major role in our life and when it comes to our children we will do anything for them. There is an ongoing debate whether public school health safety is better than private schools? We all consider that a healthy mind and body will also mean that you are in a better place of dodging obesity or suffering another illness. This is important to think about when choosing a safe and healthy environment for your children as they spend most of their time in school.

Benefits of Safe Public School

We all know that public schools sometimes aren’t as good as private schools but we can make public schools just as good by adding a little bit of effort. The most obvious benefit of a public school is the decreasing cost of fees. Public schools are low in price because the government has to help the school out by supporting state financials. Nowadays, people demand a public school because it’s very difficult to hire private school teachers and employees. Safe public school should focus on health services that control diseases, record keeping and supervision of the health of school children and personnel.

Some Major Goals Government should Play

Public school should start a health program every year that is free of cost so that each student is available to medical treatment. The Government must be focused on health services dealt with health appraisals, control o

0 October 27, 2017

Some people think twice about getting a flu shot.

This article will explain the pros and cons of getting a flu shot, how effective a flu vaccine is, and what happens if you decide to skip it. Here are some pros and cons of flu shots,

Pros

  • A flu shot protects you for around a year against the strain of the flu added to your shot.
  • Even if you contract a different strain of the flu, a flu shot still makes your case less severe.
  • 50-60% of the population are less likely to develop flu shot if they get the seasonal flu vaccine.
  • Getting flu shots doesn’t necessarily mean that you actually get infected with the flu virus,  they use a dead flu virus.
  • If you get sick after getting a flu shot, that could mean that your body already had it before you received the vaccine as flu viruses can live in the body for up to a week before you start feeling the symptoms.
  • You can lessen the possibility of flu-related hospitalization and even death.

Cons

  • Flu shots may have side effects, like a low-grade fever, aches, redness, and soreness, especially at the injection site.
  • Some allergic reactions could happen although very rarely.
  • If you’re getting the intradermal flu shot, the injection site may experience itching and toughness.
  • The flu s

0 October 20, 2017

It’s 2 A.M. in the morning and you hear your child crying in their bedroom because they have an ear infection. You are tired, your child is exhausted, and there is nothing that you can do. Ear infections can be some of the most uncomfortable and painful illnesses that both children and adults can have.

What exactly is an ear infection?

An ear infection occurs when one of your eustachian tubes becomes swollen or blocked, causing fluid to build up in your middle ear. Eustachian tubes are small tubes that run from each ear directly to the back of the throat. Ear infections can be chronic or acute. Acute ear infections are painful but short in duration. Chronic ear infections either do not clear up, or they recur many times. Chronic ear infections can cause permanent damage to the middle and inner ear.

What are the symptoms of ear infections?

A few of the common symptoms of ear infections include:

  • Mild pain or discomfort inside the ear
  • A feeling of pressu

0 October 13, 2017

October is the national month for supporting women who have been impacted by the fatal disease, breast cancer.

For all those who are still living with this disease, or have loved ones fighting this disease, the month of October has been designated just for breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer is a disease which has been an epidemic in itself and sees a yearly rise of 3.4%. Now is the time to come together and take action to help change the survivor statistics that we hope to reduce. If you take a look at the entire world, almost 35% of the global diagnoses are from young women. In 2017, the united states reported more than 13,000 women below the age of 40 diagnosed with the disease. This is exactly why all women should know about breast cancer and should be aware of how common the disease is. Here are some interesting things to know about breast cancer:

#1. Research reveals that breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found among women between the age of 15 and 39.

Despite young women, breast cancer is very rarely studied. There are current researchers, doctors, and oncologists who are making incremental strides towards comprehending the environmental factors which ultimately cause this type of cancer among women.

#2. Majority of women under 40 years old, can find breast tissues that are dense and can sometimes be prevented by an

0 September 29, 2017

Have you been fighting a cold and now have a nagging cough that just won’t go away?

If answered yes, you might be suffering from acute bronchitis. Whenever your bronchial tubes take oxygen to your lungs from your windpipe, they can become inflamed which therefore can result in bronchitis. When this occurs, the lining of the bronchial tubes produces mucus which makes your cough even worse. Often times you can even suffer from bronchitis side effects including wheezing, which makes it hard for you to catch a breath. In order to know whether or not the illness is acute bronchitis or allergy, you should immediately meet your doctor. Even though there are other bronchitis symptoms that can disappear on their own, there are some that still need to be treated.

How to differentiate between chronic and acute Bronchitis?

It’s vital to determine the timeline of the health issue that you’re suffering from. If you’ve been suffering from breathing problems and a cough that has lasted for almost a month or maybe even a few years, that is considered to be called chronic bronchitis. This becomes a long-term cough issue which demands long-term treatment. There are some who suffer from very serious bronchitis which they have throughout their lives. If you are an active smoker, you’re more likely to get this disease. Besides taking a combination of medici

0 September 14, 2017

Looking for some sleep remedies to get you thru the night?

Careers, kids, and cash are 3 reasons that can cause stress, resulting in keeping us up all night. If you are having a difficult time with the following, then it’s time to start looking into some sleep remedies. Do you have a hard time:

  • Falling asleep?
  • Have feelings of exhaustion?
  • Intestinal Distress?
  • Tension Headaches?
  • Can’t focus very well?
  • Dizzy?
  • Always feeling on edge?

If any of these questions are sounding too familiar, then it’s time to start trying something new. There are many different foods, smells, and behaviors that can help aid a better more comfortable night of sleep for you.

Foods to Eat & Not Eat

#1. Tart Cherry Juice Why? Because studies show that it may help with insomnia, improve melatonin levels, and reduce inflammation to promote restful sleep. It may even help improve how long we sleep. Try drinking a tablespoon of tart cherry juice at night to help with sleep quality, especially on days with intense workouts since it also se