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The Alcohol Guide: Are You Damaging Your Health?

The Alcohol Guide: Are You Damaging Your Health?

Let’s talk about alcohol. Most of us drink it, some of us indulge a little too much, and we all know that it can take a dramatic toll on our health. But let’s have a closer look at how, why and if you can have a healthy balance with drinking and staying fit and healthy.

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Embarrassing Health Problems We Need To Speak Up About!

Embarrassing Health Problems We Need To Speak Up About!

It can be a nightmare when you start suffering from a health problem. And it can be even worse if it’s something you don’t want to talk about to anyone else! In fact, a lot of us are hiding a health woe as we are embarrassed. But if you suffer in silence, you are not going to get better. And a lot of the time there can be an easy solution which will ensure the health problem goes away quickly. Therefore, here are some embarrassing health problems we need to speak up about.

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Suffering From Work-Related Aches And Pains? Give These Things A Go

Suffering From Work-Related Aches And Pains? Give These Things A Go

When we spend upwards of eight hours a day in our place of work, it’s not surprising that a lot of preventable aches and pains can be caused by things we do in that environment. Staring at a computer screen for hours on end, using poorly configured equipment, sitting for long periods or even wearing the wrong gear can put our health at risk. But most of these aches, pains, and injuries are easily avoided, and both you and your employer have a responsibility to ensure your safety when you’re in the office.

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Looking After Dem Bones

Looking After Dem Bones

The back bone’s connected to the hip bone. The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone. The thigh bone’s connected to the knee bone. The knee bone’s connected to the shin bone!

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Is Exercise The Only Medicine Your Body Needs

Is Exercise The Only Medicine Your Body Needs

It’s becoming increasingly clear that exercise isn’t just about abs. There’s a significant number of medical experts, healthcare professionals, and fitness aficionados who are championing exercise as the cure-all treatment that lots of us need. If there was a medicine that helped us live longer, improved our memory, helped to cure depression and addiction, and tackled chronic heart conditions, we’d take it, wouldn’t we?

The New Prescription

Exercise could start to become increasingly prescribed as a medicine to treat a huge amount of diseases. The National Center for Biotechnology Information suggests that as many as 26 different diseases could be treated with exercise. This includes a number or psychiatric, neurological, metabolic, cardiovascular, and pulmonary diseases.  Exercise could even be prescribed for those with drug or alcohol problems, alongside other quality addiction treatment. So anything from depression to dementia, and heart disease to heart failure could, in theory, be treated with exercise.

Why Is This So Important?

Healthcare resources are becoming increasingly stretched. The cost of treating chronic heart conditions is huge. If there were a way to effectively prevent and cure such conditions, for free, it would alleviate a huge amount of strain on the healthcare industry. If exercise were to play a bigger role in health, patients could literally take their fitness into their own hands. It is believed that lifestyle factors like poor diet, lack of exercise, and use of tobacco contribute to a significant amount of health issues, both mental and physical. Yet little time is spent training physicians and doctors on the benefits a healthy lifestyle can have. In effect, pills are being prescribed where exercise could be.

Treating Anxiety With Aerobic Exercise

The effects that exercise can have are on depression are widely reported. It is believed that exercise can have some positive effects on symptoms of depression. More specifically, certain evidence suggests that anxiety can be improved with aerobic exercise. Anxiety sufferers supposedly respond well to training in small groups. Training should begin with low-intensity aerobic activity and increase gradually. Aerobic exercises include walking, running, cycling, and swimming.

Dealing With Dementia

Exercise can also help dementia sufferers. There is some evidence to suggest that regular exercise can actually lower the risk of dementia. This isn’t conclusive, however. It is safe to say that performing certain low-intensity exercises can help people with dementia improve their quality of life. Stretching and low-intensity workouts can improve cognitive function and help to strengthen muscles too. When small day-to-day tasks become a struggle, exercise can help with coordination too.

 

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Beating Addiction Once & For All: Is It Doable?

Beating Addiction Once & For All: Is It Doable?

There are a lot of people in the US who choose to use drugs for medical reasons, such as using marijuana to deal with the pain caused by multiple sclerosis or cancer. While the use of drugs in these instances can be beneficial, there are also times when drugs can be incredibly dangerous to use and take and can lead to a serious addiction.

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What’s In Your Products? Healthier And Natural Ways To Take Care Of Your Looks

What’s In Your Products? Healthier And Natural Ways To Take Care Of Your Looks

We all rely on certain products when it comes to taking care of our appearance. After all, we can get into a habit of picking up the same ones every time we go to the store. But do you know what’s inside your products? A lot of them are actually full of toxins which are not good for our health. And that’s before all the issues such as animal testing which might occur due to your products. Therefore, instead of relying on these products, it’s time to look at healthier options. In fact, here are some healthier and more natural ways to take care of your looks!

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How To Go Green This Spring

How To Go Green This Spring

It’s now officially spring time, which means there should be blossom on the trees, baby animals being born, and brand new plants starting to edge their way up through the soil and into the air. It’s a time of rebirth and natural beauty, which means that for many of us, our attention is starting to turn towards the environment. It can be hard to be green in our everyday lives, especially when it seems as though there are a thousand other things for us to think about. But here are some tips that should help you out in different areas of your life…

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Killer Strategies To Help Give Your Confidence a Boost

Killer Strategies To Help Give Your Confidence a Boost

There is a quote by E.E Cummings that pretty much says that once we believe in ourselves, we are capable of so much more. We’ll be so much more capable of taking risks, trying new things, and meeting new people. All of which can make your life more fulfilling and more interesting. So it makes sense to be able to look for ways to help boost your confidence. Confidence doesn’t mean who is the loudest or likes to be the center of attention, though. Being confident with yourself means you are happy with yourself and your abilities and importantly, as the quote says, you believe in yourself.

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The Truth About Why Appearance Matters

The Truth About Why Appearance Matters

Body image is a big deal. The way we see ourselves has an effect on how we hold ourselves, and how we feel. Anyone who says appearance doesn’t matter is lying. It does, but not in the ways we think. It matters because of how it affects us. It matters because, when you don’t feel good about how you look, it can be hard to feel good about anything. And, once you fall into a bad thought cycle about your body, it can be impossible to get out of. So, what can you do?

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Howdy, I'm Jess. Everything in life is a dream and most of us take it all for granted. Life needs to be celebrated in everything you do, especially the things you do every day.

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