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Friday, July 21, 2017

The Mightiest Mouth: Your Guide To Oral Health

July 21, 2017 0 Comments
Mightiest Mouth

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. You use it to eat, talk, breathe, and even as a tool to make gestures to others, so it’s easy to see how vital your mouth is to the rest of your body. Unfortunately, though, not a lot of people consider their oral hygiene enough in daily life, often resulting in damage to their teeth and gums. To help you out, this post will be going through some of the easiest ways to protect and avoid damage to your teeth. So, now, you just have to start brushing.

The primary function of your teeth is their ability to chew and break down food as you eat it. To be able to perform this job, though, they have to be strong. Certain calcium rich foods, like milk and broccoli, can be great to help with the health of your teeth. They will strengthen them and make them more resilient to damage. Along with this, you could also avoid foods which can be bad for your teeth. Sugary and starchy foods are the ones to avoid when you’re protecting your teeth. But, fruit juices which contain citric acid could also be bad.

Of course, you can do more than choosing the right foods to protect your teeth. In fact, a lot of the work you have to do can be neatly inserted into your normal morning and evening routines. It’s recommended by most experts that you brush your teeth twice a day. It’s easy to add something like this to your daily list of jobs, without it feeling like you’re adding more work. A lot of people find that their teeth benefit greatly from this sort of treatment. You could also consider using mouthwash and floss at this stage to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Not only should you be looking after your teeth on a daily basis, but you should also be finding ways to have a professional help you to look after them as well. A company like Artistic Smiles will have the right level of expertise and experience to help you with any oral procedure, ensuring you’re always protected. Along with helping in emergencies, a dentist is a good person to visit to make sure your teeth are still nice and healthy. It’s wise to do this at least twice a year, and more often if you have children.

The small habits you pick up through life can often be the most damaging to your health. If you smoke, you’re probably aware of the impact it can have on your heart and lungs. But, you might not know that smoking can negatively affect your teeth, as well. Along with this, grinding your teeth and chewing hard objects can cause damage, if you do them a lot. Altering your lifestyle to make it kinder to your teeth might take some grit and determination. But, it will be worth it when you reap the benefits of healthy teeth in later life.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the teeth in your mouth. This part of your body is an incredibly important one. So, it makes sense that you should be looking after it as best you can.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Motivating Yourself And Others

July 20, 2017 0 Comments
Motivating yourself and others is a great way to train yourself to the best you, you can be! Although the gym can seem tedious why not try classes?

They’re fun and what's more classes and courses are available to either attend or to teach best of both worlds! The fitness industry is growing to enable people to workout and to show that there is something out there for everyone.

Getting friends together and Bring the gym to you to you is great to all be together and enjoy working out. Try different ways to get fit not just classes but swimming classes. Water aerobics is a fun way to feel like you aren't actually doing anything strenuous.

Aerobics is a fantastic way to combat all muscles groups and can be made fun when incorporated with music. The focus is on warm up routines and toning muscles with a big burst of energetic cardio. Aerobics has many different sub sections such as Step Aerobics involving the use of a platform to step up and down. Water/Aqua is low impact and is great for people with health conditions.

This is due to the weightlessness of being in the water and still staying active. Belly Dancing is great with a bunch of friends and fun to learn. The actions of twisting the belly and focusing on areas of the stomach are great for targeting the core for toning. The movement comes with twisting the arms stretched upwards whilst moving the belly simultaneously.

Becoming a personal trainer is a fulfilling position, you’re helping people achieve their goals and fluffing your own ambitions. The Personal Trainer course has a great collection of courses allowing you to increase the chances of becoming a trainer. The number one factor needed to the road of succeeding is to ignite the motivation of others by developing practical sessions.

Zumba has exploded onto the workout scene, being classed as combining both low and high-intensity workouts. This makes it feels like a fun class the style of dance burns calories whilst dancing to Salsa, Latin, and World mixes.It's gone on to be described as an exercise in disguise due to the feeling of having a fun time.

Yoga is one of the most beneficial ways to work out as a group or on your own. It's great for your health and a fantastic way to remain zen to release stresses of the day, a great way to end the day. Over the year's has grown in popularity with now so many different types to meet your needs such Bikram Yoga, Hot Power Yoga, Hot Hatha Yoga. The list goes on, but becoming a yoga teacher is just as great, not only motivating yourself but others.

Working out doesn't need to be boring! Whether it's teaching or learning enjoy the experience together. Spread the fun and know you're keeping healthy without feeling like it's an uphill struggle.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How To Be Healthy Beneath The Surface

July 19, 2017 0 Comments
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We’re all so obsessed with looking healthy on the outside that we often forget how to actually be healthy on the inside. It’s natural for vain and often shallow thoughts to drive our motivations when it comes to exercise and eating “healthily”; we’re all concerned with our appearances. That’s just the way our brains work.

Still, a healthy and glowing appearance comes from actually living a healthy lifestyle on a permanent basis rather than trying quick fixes such as skipping meals which are actually far more unhealthy for you in the long run. Most importantly, you’ll always bounce back from a crash diet. If you want to actually be healthy beneath the surface for the long haul, rather than losing weight unhealthily to improve your appearance before piling it back on, then here are some inspirational pieces of advice.

Your body.

When it comes to looking after your body, the core thing to remember is that you need to give yourself a real workout. It doesn’t matter where or how you do it. All that matters is keeping your body active so as to keep your heart healthy and happy. That’s the key to doing cardiovascular exercise properly. You might want to consider HIIT training (high intensity interval training) as a more effective way of keeping your body active if you’re finding your current method ineffective.

Think of it this way: every time you walk through your local park or simply stroll down the street, you’ll probably see a jogger slowly slumping past. What they might not realize is that this is a very ineffective form of exercise; loosely moving your arms and legs, even if you dress this up as “jogging”, is not challenging your body. In fact, sometimes a fast-paced walk is better for your health than a slow and lazy jog. The crucial thing, yet again, concerns how hard you push yourself. Working out at intervals gives your body a break before suddenly challenging it for a short burst of time. This keeps your heart working hard to pump blood to the body quickly. Challenge your internal reflexes, essentially.

The key is to find an exercise you love. Stop forcing gym workouts if you hate the gym. Jog through the local park with your dog, do press ups in your front room, or find a sport you can do with your friends that’s fun. As long as you’re getting your body active in some form, you’re keeping yourself healthy.


Your brain.

The brain is a curious thing. Whilst we see it as some higher form of consciousness, you need to remember that it’s entirely dependent on your body. The way you think, feel, and act all depends on the way you look after your physical health, and that should be more incentive than anything else in this article to start taking better care of your body. Hydration and sleep are the two most important things you should keep in check if you want to keep your brain healthy. A lack of either starves the brain, essentially, and causes it to struggle to concentrate and perform to the fullest of its potential.

Is It Possible To Be Frugal And Healthy At The Same Time?

July 19, 2017 0 Comments
We’re often taught that healthy living is a luxury that’s much easier to attain for those who have the budget for it. In part, that’s true. Gyms cost money, supplements cost money, and insurance is far from cheap. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t options for those who really need to watch their budgets. Here, we’re going to look at how anyone can be frugal and healthy at the same time.

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You don’t need a gym

Make no mistake, the gym offers a lot in terms of providing equipment and making it much easier to get motivated in the right environment. But by taking the gym home with you, you can save a lot of money. Body-weight exercises like yoga cost nothing but the price of a mat, and a small investment like a pair of dumbbells or a kettlebell give you everything you need to perform a whole range of strength-building exercises.

Bust some myths while you bust your gut

When it comes to managing a healthy lifestyle, people assume that healthy eating is the most expensive part of it. But healthy eating can actually cause you to save money. For instance, going meatless one day a week can make a huge impact over time. But you should look at low-cost healthy recipes, too. Many of them include ingredients you buy and cook in bulk, preparing several healthy meals in advance so that you’re not tempted to buy snacks the next time you need to go out and get a meal. Perhaps the most important factor is that you buy ingredients, not products. Healthy food products, packaged and sold as being beneficial to your health, cost much more than the whole food ingredients. More often than not, they’re not at nutritionally beneficial for you, either.


Crowdsource your expertise

If you’re looking to bulk, to lose weight, or to find new healthy recipes, the internet is the greatest friend you could ask for. In particular, there are healthy living communities around apps like Strava that can help you define perfectly the healthy lifestyle you’re looking to live. You can get help setting goals, finding meals, and deciding which exercises you need to do. You don’t necessarily need a personal trainer.

Finding health care

When it comes to your health, making sure you can get treatment when you need it is perhaps the greatest worry that many people on a budget face. But there are options out there. For instance, there are low-cost no insurance dentist offices out there that can provide a much simpler plan with transparent costing methods. There are also opportunities to get free care like participating in medical studies in your area or even using the services of dental students, though many can see why you might have some trepidation about that.

If you get the opportunity to spend a little more cash on making it easier to get treatment or to stay in good shape, it’s worth taking it. Your body should be considered the most important of your investments. However, if you need to trim your cost-of-living, there are plenty of ways to do it while staying in good health.

Blend It: 3 Deliciously Healthy Smoothies For Busy Days

July 19, 2017 0 Comments
You love food but don’t always have the time to cook up something healthy and nutritious? Don’t worry - neither do we. Luckily, there are simple ways feed your body what it needs in the middle of a hectic day without having to browse through recipes or even wait for the oven to heat up.

Here are a few mouth-watering and colourful blender recipes to get you going, no cooking required and a barely any chopping.

The Breakfast Smoothie: Banana and Oats

We wake up in different ways, and while some of us can’t wait to get out the door and barely have time to sit down for breakfast, others stare into their black cup with sleepy eyes for half an hour. No matter which type you are, this smoothie is easy enough to whip up with your eyes closed and practical enough for you to have on the go.

All you need is a handful of oats, a glass of your favourite orange juice, a ripe banana, and a few strawberries or other berries for a vitamin boost.

Oats is important because it’s one of the most nutritious foods on the planet; with loads of dietary fiber, magnesium, and iron, it’s kind of the perfect breakfast food. The only problem with oats is that it’s thick and gooey - often a bit too much for sleepy heads to swallow down with a smile. The orange juice gives it a fruity flavor as well as a drinkable texture, while the banana keeps it creamy and adds a bit more vitamins. No more skipping breakfast, in other words.

The Pre-Yoga Smoothie: Cucumber and Spinach

Alright, so we’ve been told not to overeat before practising yoga - sometimes, not even at all. It feels a bit unfair, especially when you forgot to eat an hour or two before the practice and are facing your mat with a growling stomach. When you really need something in your system, think green and as light as possible.

Get your blender ready and fill it with two handfuls of spinach, five slices or cucumber, half an avocado, one banana, and the juice of half a lemon for a bit of extra zest.

The trick to pre-yoga smoothies is to keep the ingredient list short and sweet. You’d like to feel light and energized on the mat; starting off with an empty stomach and low energy is almost as bad as feeling full and bloated before an inversion. Holistic health is all about treating your body and mind right, and combining leafy greens with the health benefits of a calm yoga session is right up our alley.

The Post-Weight Lifting Smoothie: Peanut butter and Banana

After a tough workout, you’re tired and unwilling to do much at all - yet, you need to eat. A piece of bread with peanut butter and a banana will help a bit on the way, but it’s oh-so-boring. This smoothie is super simple, and you’ll get to use that banana in any way.

You need one cup natural yogurt, two tablespoons peanut butter, one banana and a little dash of milk - around the same amount you’d add in your coffee if you’re into that.

It’s going to fill you up and make you feel pleasantly healthy and relaxed, which is just what you’re looking for after a long workout. Add ice to any of these smoothies if you have it, by the way, and remember that the more you add, the thinner its consistency will be.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

You Might Neglect These 4 Areas Of Your Body - But You Shouldn't

July 18, 2017 0 Comments
In the effort to live the best healthy lives we can, we might be tempted to throw our bodies into challenging and stress-adaptive situations that make us stay on top of our game, and improve our physicality. Some examples might include a new sport, a cardio regime, a weightlifting regimen or simply doing stretching exercises in the comfort of our own homes.

Neglect These 4 Body Part

No matter what you do, your effort to get off the couch and get active should be celebrated. You will no doubt feel the benefits of doing so almost immediately, and if you do it right, you’re likely to get over that initial ‘hump period’ and fall in love with the activity itself.

However, in the effort the rush towards physical perfect, you might be neglecting some important areas of your bodily health, through no fault of your own. Sometimes our work life, social life, family life are all difficult enough to maintain in the first place, and we consider ourselves lucky enough to find the time to get active and maintain our health regularly anyway.

Why should you devote yourself to figuring out issues that could be occurring within your body when you’re already taking the time to improve it? Well, because sometimes leaving parts of your body for ‘improvement’ and to ‘sort themselves out’ rarely works in your favor.

Here are a few areas of your body that you should maintain, that you probably don’t think about enough.


Your feet are the general workhorses of your body, and you owe a lot to them. Embarking on a new exercise regime as difficult cardio can put a lot of undue stress on them, especially if you are otherwise untrained. This can result in some pretty painful symptoms coming your way, like stress fractures or bunions. It’s important to find the right footwear to help overcome these conditions through a firm like ShoeFinale, and this will also help prevent the same issues from arising again. If you are on your feet for work all day in the first place, it’s likely that you could benefit from staying on top of your foot health in all areas of your life.

Make sure that your feet are well protected, and that you have them massaged and soaked in remedy soaps on the regular if you are undergoing cardio practice. Take care of your feet, and over time they will take care of you.


Your brain is stress responsive, adaptive, neuroplastic tissue. It responds just like any other body part to the diet you have, the supplements you take and the exercise you do. It also thrives when given the ability to figure out the world for itself, stimulated through puzzle like activities and generally being placed in forms of ‘thought adversity.’ To maintain your brain, make sure that you’re getting in enough fatty acids like Omega-3 and coconut oil. Make sure you stay plenty hydrated during the day, drinking around 2-3L of water a day as a healthy adult (depending on your size.) You should also get plenty of restful sleep in order to stay on top of your daily health needs. Remember, your brain is the operation point from which every action you do originates, so be certain to take care of it in kind for the best results.


Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Make sure you look after it through hygiene, moisturizing and staying on top of potential skin infections that can severely impact your wellness. Make sure that any rashes are attended to and covered up during the day. Skin health is a thing, and like every other body part it reacts well to a positive, nutritious diet, filled with leafy vegetables. Make sure that you get enough vitamin D3 - around 3000IU’s a day for a healthy adult, to help maintain your skin health and natural glow when you’re not afforded direct access to sunlight.


Your hands are the interaction point without which the world would be difficult to navigate. In our office-led service culture, or even our exploits online, it’s likely that you are often typing during the day. Make sure that you take all the steps necessary to prevent syndromes like repetitive strain injury or arthritis through simple hand stretches and exercises, such as using stress balls or giving your fingers a rest from time to time.

If you find yourself hurting after long periods typing or writing, consider using a wrist pad for your keyboard to help you support your fists. If the problem persists, you might need to take a few days off to assess how you use your hands, for what purpose, and where you can rest them. This sounds like an exercise in futility, but it’s really not. Our hands are often taken for granted because we use them so much, but it’s important to stay on top of their health for a happy and productive life.

Keep on top of these considerations, and you can be sure to live in a happy, healthy, well-considered body.

Monday, July 17, 2017

How to Master A Healthy Body in 5 Simple Steps

July 17, 2017 0 Comments
A healthy mind leads to a healthy and a happy life. Simple steps to get to this place are simple; eat right, exercise and the most important of all: sleep. A good night's sleep prepares the mind for the day ahead as well as keeping good health. If you’re choosing to change your lifestyle it’s not as difficult as you think. All you need is the simple steps to changing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to keep the body strong and healthy.

Cutting out

We fail to take care of our diet, people think the best way to lose weight or to be healthy is to crash diet to lose those unnecessary pounds. But this is where the myth is wrong, making simple changes in your diet is the first step. A fantastic bunch of tips are offered to getting the right steps starting your healthy journey. Snacking is the number one source of adding on extra pounds, starting with cutting down on snacking between meals is crucial.

Healthy snacks

Healthy snacks

The health industry is now worth millions, teaching you what snacks are good and what is bad. The advice out in magazines and the internet can be incredibly misleading. Should you be eating fruit or are breakfast bars bad. The simple terms are this, nuts and Greek yogurt are key ingredients to combine a healthy start to the day. Keeping pots of nutsor grapes around prevent from reaching for the chocolate bar.

The benefits of nuts are endless, the site offers up the best and simplistic tips on what foods to eat and why?

drinking water


Water is not only the best thing to fill up on but also a fantastic way to clear skin, cleanse your kidneys and liver but to flush out toxins. There are plenty of health benefits drinking water the advice stated through the site offers up to 10 reasons why you should be drinking and how it benefits you. Start slowly with trying to drink 1 litre a day then working your way to 2 litres. If you find drinking water boring or hard to do, the best way to get your intake is to fill a water bottle with a filter. Placing fresh fruit inside the filter allows the fruit to extract the flavors slowly into the water throughout the day.

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A good night's rest

Without a good night's rest, the day ahead is already in jeopardy. Waking tired and in pain leads you to crash around 11 am and reaching for sugary snacks. The right mattress is, of course, the obvious choice and start to have a healthy body.Most people are sleeping on the wrong mattress which increases the chance of waking up with chronic back pain. Choose mattress eliminates the issues surrounding backaches and pain, there are so many options to suit your body and sleeping positions.

motivate yourself


This is something only you can do, you can read all the recipe books, purchase the workout DVDs and healthy food. But it is down to you to be your number one coach and motivator. Remember why you want to reshape and be healthy.The feeling of being able to maintain your new healthy lifestyle will make you feel incredibly proud and give you boundless energy and joy.

Don’t be afraid to feel overwhelmed with all the advice on the internet, don't fall victim to crash diets and celebrity crazy tips. The simple tips are stated above, gentle exercise, balanced diet, and basic health care are all that you need.

Bringing The Gym Closer To Home

July 17, 2017 0 Comments
It seems to take a special kind of person to commit to going to the gym on a weekly basis, never mind more than once a week. You can try all sorts of motivational tips to get yourself in the gym, but every once in a while your motivation slips. It can either be a momentary break in your routine, or it could be more permanent than you would like. Fortunately, there are other ways to make sure you get your regular exercise without relying on the gym.



Of all the workouts you can easily do at home, yoga is one of the best. There are plenty of yoga videos on YouTube that you can select based on your free time and which body part you’d like to target during your workout. You don’t even need to workout for very long; just a ten or fifteen minute routine can greatly improve your agility, balance, and strength.



If you’re looking to get into shape, you need to do some endurance workouts in addition to your usual cardio. Adjustable dumbbells give you a lot of different weight selections for less money than a bunch of individual weights, and they take up a lot less space than a full set. If you can’t afford dumbbells yet, a resistance band will provide the same effect in a full-body workout. However, if you want to try lifting your own weight then you should get an ultimate body press ceiling mounted pull up bar. Challenge yourself to do as many pull ups as you can each time you walk through the door, you’ll find improvement comes quicker than expected.



It’s amazing how some of the most effective bursts of exercise are linked to our childhood activities. Jump rope burns more calories than running (an estimated 1300 calories per hour) and it’s easy to just stick some music on and skip for the duration of three or four songs. As it’s a body weight exercise, jump rope does help improve muscle tone, but it also targets the thighs, shins, and calf muscles, while simultaneously working on the abs and arms. It’s also easier on your knees and ankles because it’s a low impact workout. The best part is you can do it anywhere; if the weather is nice you could take your workout to the garden, the beach, or the woods. You could even opt for a cordless skipping rope if you’re worried about breaking things in your house.



Whether you buy a dance workout DVD, look them up on YouTube, or just blast the music on your radio, dancing is a fun and free exercise. Dancing is a full body workout that’s good for your heart, makes you stronger, and aids with balance and coordination. A 30 minute workout can burn as many calories as jogging. But unlike running on a treadmill, dancing is also a creative outlet; you can make up your own moves, learn established steps, and choose your own music.

The Secrets To Taking Better Care Of Yourself

July 17, 2017 0 Comments
Whether you are struggling with chronic issues or daily, or simply trying to ensure you avoid any health issues in the future, taking better care of yourself should always be a high priority for us in our lives. But yet, so many of us can be distracted by other things and then choose to neglect or take advantage of good health and our bodies. However, I thought now was a good time to share with you some of the hidden secrets of taking better care of yourself that can be implemented into your daily life.

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Your diet

Diet is a big issue when it comes to our health. What we put into our body is essentially the fuel we use to function and is what nourishes our organs and body in general. A diet rich in junk food and sugary items will never be sustainable. Causing you to put on weight and have fluctuation energy levels, not to mention the long term damage you could be doing. It isn’t about being strict with your diet, treats in moderation are not a bad thing. But try and ensure you keep your diet well-balanced and eating all the food groups you need. This will help to ensure that your body gets all the right nutrients and vitamins it needs to remain healthy.

Plenty of research on your health issues

If you already seem to be struggling with certain health issues then often plenty of research can provide alternative methods of managing them, or at least provide you with advice for things you can be doing on your own terms. Sometimes a change of lifestyle can help, for example. Things like diabetes, IBS and even harder to diagnose issues like Silent Reflux can all be helped with extensive research. For example, people who struggle with silent reflux have set up a Facebook page to offer advice and support. Often this sort of information isn’t passed to you directly from you doctor or surgery, but certain pieces of advice could help you manage your symptoms. The same can be said for many different health issues, and thankfully the internet has an abundance of information for you to work through.

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Considering alternative medicines

Ever thought about trying an alternative medicine before? Things like acupuncture, reflexology, meditation or even herbal remedies can all have positive effects on many different health issues. It could help with all sorts including things like allergies and mental health issues.

Putting a focus on your mindset

Finally, your mind can play a big part when it comes to your health. If you happen to be negative with your thought process, you may find that your health deteriorates far more quickly than it would if you had a more positive outlook on your situation. If you can, try and focus on your thoughts and work on having a more positive process. It’s hard to brake the initial habit of negative thinking, but it could be one of the best things you do when it comes to taking better care of yourself.

I hope these tips help you in the future.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Are The Little Things Preventing Your Healthy Lifestyle?

July 16, 2017 0 Comments
Healthy Lifestyle

In an ideal world, we would all live healthy lifestyles. Ask one hundred people on the street if they would like to live an unhealthy or healthy lifestyle, and the resulting answers you’d receive are so obvious we needn’t tell you what it would be. However, despite the thousand ways one can enact a healthy, or healthier lifestyle today, many people struggle to do it.

Sometimes this is for real, legitimate reasons, and tarring everyone with the brush of ‘laziness’ or ‘unwillingness’ can be a little bit assumptive. However, that doesn’t mean those people absolutely cannot find a better way to live. Sometimes it just takes a little more research, a little more forethought, and a little more consideration.

There are many things that could prevent you from starting or maintaining your healthy lifestyle. What follows is a list of some of the most common ones, coupled with some advice that might help you if you can relate.

Painful Manoeuvrability

Sometimes, we just can’t move as well as we’d like. This could be as simple a problem as having limited flexibility, very low cardiovascular fitness, or an actual medical issue that is preventing us from even getting to a gym in the first place. If you have a genetic defect or disability that prevents your actual mobility, then consider doing what you can with your able-body, such as arm stretches or simple light dumbbell stretches.

If the problem is something that can be fixed, such as fixing heel or arch pain with a specialist foot doctor, then be sure to get the problem seen to before it accumulates in difficulty. You might find that this problem if neglected, could turn into a much larger issue that might be harder to contend with.

Mental Fatigue

We all get tired and down sometimes, and some days are definitely much harder than others to attend the gym or stay on top of a healthy eating schedule. However, if you’re finding that this is more the common trend rather than a one off, you could be experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue or even depression. Both of these areas can be worked on through therapy, exercises, meditation, getting in nature and eating right. Both of them are difficult beasts to tame, and if they are serious medical issues you are experiencing, you might find that undergoing a course of medication could be beneficial for you. Make sure that this is completely approved and encouraged by your healthcare professional if you find that this is the case.

Bad Habits

Bad habits can have knock-on effects as to how you lead the rest of your life, and some of them might be habits that you might not consider too damaging. Overeating carbohydrates the night before a heavy workday can make you feel lethargic and sleepy for up to 24 hours while your body fully digests the meal, so that can be a problem in itself. Smoking, excess drinking and even viewing pornography can rob you of the energetic vitality your body naturally produces, so try not to rob it of such vital resources. You might be amazed at how rectifying bad habits brings you back to the land of the living.

These careful tips, duly implemented, will help you feel better in your skin and will take away the kryptonite preventing you from living the life you desire.

Friday, July 14, 2017

How To Get Yourself In The Gym

July 14, 2017 0 Comments
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If you really want to start going to the gym, but even the idea of getting there is exhausting enough, then you will need some techniques to drive your butt there for you, no matter how hard you want to resist. Here are some tips to keep you motivated.

Get a gym partner

If you have a friend to go with, it won't be as intimidating walking through the gym doors all by yourself. It's very easy to feel self-conscious, to the point of not doing the exercises properly because you feel silly or paranoid. There is absolutely no reason to feel like this - but we still do. So by having someone with you that you can have a bit of a laugh with and get a major session on the go, not only will you feel great physically, but mentally too. Plus you will cheer each other on, making you want to sweat even more.

Track your progress

Thanks to technology nowadays, there are plenty of apps available to download onto your phone, which monitors and tracks your progress, along with telling you how many calories you've burned and how much weight you can lose. This is from a little wrist watch that sends the information to your cell. (Clever right?)

This is a great way to stay informed about what your body is doing and how hard it's working. You will even be able to set yourself little goals each day to complete.

Remove invisible barriers

Think about all the different steps you have to take in order to get to the gym. So for example, get out of bed, have a clean, get dressed, eat some breakfast, get in your car, drive to the gym. Now mentally remove all of those barriers that are blocking you from doing what needs to be done. You can even make the steps easier by preparing your gym clothes the night before, etc.

Seeing results

One of the best ways to get you to the gym (and keep you there) is when seeing results. When you can actually see for yourself that it works, and your goals can be reached, you will be so motivated to keep going and work harder.

If you don't see the results as quickly as you had hoped, then MD Health supplements ensure a healthy way to add more muscle growth onto the areas that you are focusing on.

As long as you put in the hours of pain, sweat, and tears - you will get a body that you're proud.

Join a gym you like

Sounds obvious, but if you have only ever gone to one gym, you may hate it because it's terrible, as a pose to hating it because it's a gym. Fish around for other gyms in your area and pop in for a visit.

You don't have to sign up right away, just arrange a time to go and have a walk around with a member of staff that will explain everything to you. You may end up finding one that you feel really comfortable in - which is ideal.

How Do Small Health Niggles Hinder Happiness?

July 14, 2017 0 Comments
When trying to understand illness, we often look at the physical implications. How will it feel? In what ways will it change our bodies? There’s no denying that these are important questions which anyone who receives a diagnosis will want to know. But, it would be naive to assume that the physical symptoms are the only things such individuals have to deal with. In a lot of ways, one of the worst side effects of any injury or illness are mental. We all know how important it is to stay positive, but that’s difficult when you’re not on top physical form.

Of course, the above points apply to any illness you can think of. There will always be some degree of mental impact. But, today we’re going to focus on a less spoken about issue. Forget the big boys; we’re going to look at small health niggles which can affect your happiness in a significant way. These problems all relate to appearance in some way. For the most part, that’s why they have such an impact. The way we feel about our appearance makes a huge difference to our happiness levels. They can all lead to self-confidence issues, and cause us to withdraw. If you suffer from any of the following, read on to gain tips about how you can overcome the demons and put that smile back on your face.


Being obese brings a variety of health issues along with it, and most of us know about the majority of them; risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. But, we speak less often about the risks obesity poses to happiness. Not feeling comfortable with your size can do real damage to your self-esteem. Many of those who suffer from weight conditions avoid looking in the mirror or leaving the house. The trouble is, not leaving the house results in less exercise, with exacerbates the situation. As well as managing your eating, overcoming obesity involves exercise. You’ll struggle to master that if you don’t go out. It’s also important to note that obesity is often linked to mood eating. So, if you’re feeling low because of your weight, you’re opening yourself up to eat more. It’s a catch 22.


So, what can you do? As stated above, healthy eating and exercise are crucial for physical recovery. These will help your well being, too. But, to overcome your initial demons, it’s important to accept your appearance as it stands. That’s not to say that you should stop wanting to improve the situation. But, you can’t work miracles, and things won’t change overnight. So, it’s important to make an effort to look in the mirror and approach your appearance with kindness. Keep your end goal in mind, but do everything possible to make yourself feel beautiful right now. Buy a new outfit or get a haircut. Pamper yourself to remind yourself that you deserve it. Then, head out into the world with your head held high.


When we think about health, many of us forget to consider our teeth. But, these are as important as any part of your body. Dental issues may not be life threatening, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve your attention. When considering appearance, your teeth have more impact than many other factors. For one, they’re one of the only health issues which has a direct influence on the quality of your smile. A shocking number of people avoid smiling or try to do so without showing their teeth. That’s sure to have an impact on happiness. Smiling itself activates neural messaging in our brains to release feel-good hormones. No one should have to live without it.


Of course, the best way around the issue is to visit Houston Dental Implants, family dentistry, oral surgery and periodontics and others like them. Such surgeries will be able to diagnose and treat any issues you’re having. Many people put off taking this step through fear. In fact, it’s estimated that 9-15% of people in America avoid booking an appointment. But, it’s crucial you get past that fear. Life’s too short to let fear get in the way of happiness. And, the battle doesn’t stop once you’ve received treatment, either. Good dental hygiene is a battle we should all fight on a daily basis. If things have gone wrong, the chances are something's missing from your dental routine. Take the time to ask your dentists for tips. That way, you can stay smiling for the rest of your days.


Eczema is a skin condition in which skin becomes rough, inflamed, and itchy. Some people are born with it, while others develop the condition later in life. Depending on where on your body eczema appears, it too can affect happiness when it comes to appearance. It doesn’t discriminate and can show on your face, arms, legs, or torso. If there’s skin there; it’s fair game. This is a tricky issue to tackle because it’s a tough one to diagnose. A variety of factors are thought to worsen or irritate the condition, but it’s hard to avoid it altogether. Most doctors agree that a combination of hereditary and environmental factors are responsible. Certain foods also seem to worsen the severity of breakouts.


Those of you suffering from eczema will already be aware that there’s no known cure. For some, the skin heals itself and returns to full health. In other people, this becomes a lifelong condition. But, that’s no reason to give up. There’s still plenty you can do to restore your happiness. Doctors suggest taking warm baths, wearing cotton and other non-irritable materials, and moisturizing daily. And, as with obesity, it’s worth practicing self-acceptance. As stress can worsen the appearance of eczema, it’s important to avoid it where possible. Instead of getting frustrated about your appearance, take some time to accept yourself. Cast a non-critical eye over your breakouts. Consider how they look to other people. The chances are, it isn’t as bad as you think.

Clearing Yourself Of Addiction With Self-Help Techniques

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If you’re on drugs and know that the effects abusing substance are having on your body, but find yourself relapsing every time you try and quit, there are a few self-help techniques you should try. If you’re ready to stop, or at least have the motivation to get on the path to recovering, you may find that you have the inner strength to go all the way. Every day can seem like a challenge, just to get through the day without letting yourself and other people down can be extremely tough. And when or if you break a few days of being sober, you can feel like the demons are pulling you back into the well you were almost clear of climbing out. Hope and redemption do not come like busses, i.e. once in awhile, they are always there. You can bring yourself out of the abyss at any time; the question is how?

Judge only yourself

Judge only yourself

Only you can be the judge of your actions in your own life. Take a good long, hard look in the mirror, and you’ll see someone who once had aspirations and dreams. That person still lives inside you, but drugs can warp the mind and the sense to a point where you’re totally consumed by them. Surrender to yourself; meaning, own up. Admit what you are, and realise how you go to a state of reliance on drugs to cope with life, escape reality and deal with stress. It takes guts, but search for rehab facilities and check cigna coverage here. You be covered under a government sponsored health insurance program, which helps people get off drugs. Whether it’s alcoholism or drugs abuse, these facilities have counsellors, medical staff and an environment which builds self-confidence. Surrendering can come with negative perceived implications, such as weakness and failure. But, be kind to yourself, and you may find your health improves in more ways than one.

Visualise your desire

To motivate yourself, set aside an hour to sit down and truly assess your life and where you’re heading. It helps to use the power of positive imagery to visualise where you want to be instead of where you are. Try to approach your situation as a complete stranger, observing and looking in. Think purely without emotion, and use logic, reason and critical thinking to give advice to that person you’re looking in toward. How would you give one of your closest friends help or advice on how to beat their addiction, so that they can live or chase after that dream they’ve always had? Write down what you want in life, and where you would like to be in 2 or possibly five years. Set yourself this goal, by pinning the plan to achieve it, on your fridge door, bathroom mirror or bedroom wall, so you see it every day; which forms a physical manifestation of your dreams making it tangible.

Cut ties with the emotional appeal

Cut ties with the emotional appeal

Drugs are a way to escape the pressure of the world and deal with stress. The high you get is purely a series of chemical reactions in your brain; it’s not true happiness. It’s nothing but a temporary fix, which not only doesn’t change your circumstances, it makes them worse; all the while physically hurting you. You could also perform an exercise where you write down what the procedure is, that you follow when preparing the substance you take. Then beside it, write down the physical harm it does to you by searching online for the biological and mental impact is has. Write the harm in bold, red felt pen to highlight. Imagine is this was one of your family members or someone who you love and admire. Imagine if the harm you’re doing to yourself was being done to someone you care for. Would you not feel angry, and want it to stop? Channel this frustration and motivate yourself to stop harming your body, because somebody in the world feels the exact same way about you and your addiction.

Live life for something and someone

Live life for something and someone

As human beings, it’s within our nature to try and live for someone other than yourself. Humans are inherent, pack animals and that means we’re social creatures. If you care about something, get involved in that area. It could be sport, politics, social issues or even helping other addicts. Helping people who are less fortunate can seriously wake you up out of your perpetual state of self-pity. When you interact with complete strangers who are in need of help, to do the most basic things, like walking, feeding themselves or even just doing the weekly grocery shopping, reality hits you hard. You find out; you’re not the only one who is suffering, in fact, many people have it worse than you do. You’ll witness first-hand, how they cope and you can use their techniques to help yourself too.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Stop Neglecting These Aspects Of Your Health!

July 13, 2017 0 Comments
There are aspects of their health that just about everyone on earth pays pretty much constant attention to. We all spend hours staring in the mirror worrying if we weigh too much or too little if you feel any kind of discomfort in your stomach then you're likely to see a doctor right away, and a headache is enough to leave many people totally incapacitated. However, there also seem to be plenty of aspects of people's health that they tend to ignore, either because it's not something that they think about too often, or because it's a little harder to tell if something is wrong. However, ignoring any part of your health can have some potentially dangerous consequences. With that in mind, here are some aspects of your everyday health that you need to stop ignoring.

Your eyes

It's hardly uncommon for someone to need glasses, in fact, 20-20 vision is something that's often only really reserved for a very lucky minority. The issue is that people tend to ignore the fact that it's very possible for your eyesight to deteriorate much faster than you might expect. Sure, you should get your eyes checked at least once every couple of years, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't either get them checked more often or seek out some more permanent treatment methods than just getting glasses. Plenty of eye centres specialise in LASIK procedures that can be a much more permanent solution to many problems that people have with their eyesight. There are certainly a lot of people who feel nervous about the idea of a lot of laser eye surgery, but it's actually far safer than you might think. Of course, any kind of procedure comes with risks, and you need to be sure that it's the right choice for you.

Your ears

It's a pretty well-acknowledged fact that the vast majority of people simply do not take enough care of their hearing. This is often because they simply don't think about the consequences of doing so. Listening to loud music and going to concerts without ear protection can lead to serious permanent damage, including things like deafness and tinnitus. Sure, going to a rock show with earplugs in might not be the coolest thing in the world, but it's better to do that than find yourself unable to hear at all later in life.

Your teeth

It's strange that, despite the fact that it's something that we're told to do pretty much constantly from a young age, how many people fail to take the proper care of their teeth. When their dentist tells them they need to start flossing, people will nod, roll their eyes, and then not follow that instruction. The truth is, your dentist is not telling you to do these things because they want you to suffer! They're telling you to do them because it's what's best for your overall health. Brushing twice a day is a good start, but it's far from the only things that you need to do in order to take proper care of your teeth and gums.

The Not-So-Secret Guide To Dealing With PCOS

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Around one in ten women of childbearing age suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS for short. So, there is a pretty big chance that you or someone you know is affected by this condition. Thankfully, it isn’t a life-threatening condition, and many girls continue to lead normal lives despite having it. However, some of the symptoms can be quite visible. Here are some tips for dealing with the various symptoms.

Irregular Periods

One of the most common symptoms of PCOS is irregular periods. You might find that you don’t get your every 28 days and, in fact, there might be no way to tell when you are about to come on! This can be very frustrating! But there are ways to improve this. If you speak to your doctor, they might put you on the combined contraceptive pill as this can help to regulate periods. You might find that losing some weight can help your body control periods a lot better.

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Excess Weight

When someone has PCOS, their body excretes a lot of the hormone that helps the body control insulin levels. As a result, the body has trouble balancing blood sugar levels. This can then lead to excessive weight gain. The best way to combat this is to keep an eye on what you eat. Ideally, women with PCOS shouldn’t eat too many carbohydrates as these can be difficult for the body to break down. Regular exercise can also help to maintain a healthy weight.

Male Pattern Hair Growth

One of the more embarrassing symptoms of PCOS is male pattern hair growth. This is when a lot of thick hair develops in areas where men normally only develop hair, such as on the chin, thighs and chest. If you find that you suffer from this, you can contact cosmetic specialist like the Belgravia Clinic for laser hair removal. There are also some products that you can get from drug stores, such as hair removal creams.



The imbalance of hormones in the body that is caused by PCOS can often cause oily skin and acne. There are lots of over the counter creams and lotions that you can use to fight this acne. If none of those seem to work, you can always book an appointment to see your doctor, and he or she will be able to prescribe you with something stronger.

Fertility Problems

Another problem that often comes with PCOS is fertility problems. These problems often arise because of irregular periods and the difficulty to track an individual’s fertility. If you are planning on having a family and have PCOS, you should speak to your doctor. He will be able to advise you on your next steps and can refer you to a fertility clinic for further treatment.

You’ll be pleased to hear that the majority of PCOS symptoms are easy to control and live with. But if you ever find that one flares up or is difficult to manage, you should always let your doctor know, and they can offer you the required treatment that can help.

How to Look Your Best This Summer

July 13, 2017 0 Comments
Summer is amazing. The days get longer, and you’re able to enjoy the sun outside of work. The problem with the sun is that it can damage your skin and hair. It’s not just the sun that can damage your hair either, a mixture of seawater and sand will make your hair dry and matted. No worry though, we’ve got the solution that will not only look after your skin and hair in the long run but have you looking fantastic at the same time!


One of the easiest ways to protect your hair from the sun is by wearing a hat. This will not only help prevent any damage being made to your hair, but it will create natural shade for your face and eyes. Here you can find some stylish summer hats.

If you choose not to wear a hat, you can protect your hair using oils. This may sound strange because it looks like you’re just setting your hair up to be fried but the trick here is, to go for oils with a high burn temperature. This way, your hair is less likely to fry in the heat because the oil is protecting it from doing so. Some oils have an extremely high burn temperature so you can rest assured that your hair will be safe. For a list of these oils, why not have a look at these products that provide sun protection.

If you keep your hair as healthy as possible, you’ll be sure to look fabulous this summer!



I’m sure none of us really have to be told, but the first thing you should always think about regarding your skin in the summer is sunscreen. Regularly applying sunscreen can prevent you from skin cancer. It can also help stop your skin drying out and prematurely aging which in turn would mean wrinkles from an early age.

Moisturizing is also another must-do not only in the summer but all year round. Your skin may not feel dry but it’s always best to give it a little bit of TLC by daily moisturizing.

Essential oils are also an excellent way of keeping your skin healthy. Often people shy away from using them because they don’t know how to use them. You can check out this detailed guide that has all you need to know, how to use essential oils, and how they can benefit you and your skin.

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Extra information

Although all of the advice above will help keep your skin and hair healthy, don’t forget that what you put into your body will make a difference on how your skin and hair appears. Make sure to drink plenty of water, little and often. This will keep your skin hydrated and help prevent it from drying out. Here are some of our best ideas that will help you in all areas of your health. The healthier you are, the better you look!

Enjoy the summer time while it lasts and do so looking and feeling good!

Physical Changes: What To Expect When Getting Older

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Physical Changes

As you get older, you can expect a lot of things to change, good and bad. The key is to accept the process, and enjoy it, and this can be done when you have a true understanding of the things that are going on with you physically, so it doesn't come as a surprise or shock in the future.

Here are some of the common things that will start to change now you're aging. 

Your heart.

Your heart can get bigger, which means the rate in which it beats can decrease a little in speed. The walls of your heart can thicken up too, meaning it may not pump blood effectively. This can happen for a number or reasons like high blood pressure, although there isn't always a cause. Having said that, following a healthy diet and regular exercise plan can help to keep your heart healthy.

Your bones.

As time goes on, your bones will start to get thinner, which means they are a lot more prone to breaking. In some cases, you can get a fragile bone condition called osteoporosis. This is when you have to pay extra attention when moving around, as one little fall could cause a bone to break. You should talk to your physician about this, as they will be able to advise you on how you can prevent and avoid this from happening.

Your brain and nervous system.

The older you get, the slower your reflexes may become, this is because over time your brain cells get old too, and may become damaged. This means you may start to forget things, or in worse cases, get dementia.

Dementia can become severe to where you would be safer staying in a nursing home where you can get the proper care you need. Elder Needs Law can help advise you on various payment plans if you don't have the finances available.

Your senses.

Over time, you may start to notice that you can't see as well as you used to, so have to wear glasses. Or you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves because you're having trouble hearing them. You can also start to lose your sense of taste with certain foods, and even smell and touch. This is because your body is taking longer to react because your cells aren't as fresh anymore, so you may need more to stimulate them.

Your digestive system.

The way your body digests food can become a lot firmer and stiff, and because of this is won't be able to contract as often as it used to. This can end up causing you slight discomfort from feeling constipated or even nauseous, although a better diet should be able to help that.

Your skin.

With old age, comes old skin. Your elasticity isn't what is was, and your skin will begin to sag and wrinkle.

This is something that we all expect to happen, but when it does, we can't quite believe it. Even with the right skin care regime and healthy lifestyle, you will still get wrinkles eventually. So embrace them, and see them each as a story and experience you've had.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Meds & Money: Ways To Lower Medication Costs

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You’re sick. You’re sick, and you want to be better, so naturally you have made an appointment with your doctor. They have assessed your symptoms, made a diagnosis of an illness or condition, and they know an exact medication that’s going to make a difference for you. Then hand over the prescription and then… everything comes to a screeching halt.

Prescriptions are expensive. Extremely expensive; and often not covered by your insurance, or at least not after the deductible is taken into consideration. The USA, in particular, has a real problem with the cost of medication. Many people find themselves wanting to cash their prescription or even try over-the-counter remedies and finding themselves priced out of the solutions their health requires.

So what can you do about it?

#1 - Go Generic

You’re in need of the over-the-counter medication to help relieve headaches and other muscular problems. You don’t need anything too strong, just enough to make you feel yourself again.

You have a choice. You can pay around 7c per tablet, or you can pay 2c per tablet. They contain the exact same medication in the exact same strength. So which are you going to pick?

Well, if you tend to buy Advil rather than standard ibuprofen, then you’re picking the option that’s three times the price. Name brand medications are extremely overpriced and rarely contain anything more than the generic compound. Stay away from name brands and opt for generics instead; you can even ask your doctor to do the same.

#2 - Look For Help

If you are struggling to cover the costs of your prescription medication, then there are always going to be options open to you. Some pharmacies, for example, operate on a not-for-profit basis which can help lower your costs substantially. If you have a chronic condition and need to fill prescriptions frequently, then it’s definitely going to be worth your time to learn more at about how these pharmacies can help you.

Even if this doesn’t apply, there might still be ways you can lower the cost of repeat prescriptions. Often the best option is to apply the lessons learned in #1 of this article and ask your doctor if there is a generic version of the medication you are usually prescribed.

#3 - Focus On Prevention

With the cost of medication so high, one of the best financial decisions you can make is to avoid needing that medication at all. Focusing on prevention and practicing healthy habits can make a huge difference in this.

As an example, if you suffer from bad menstrual cramps then you might find the cost of pain relief is becoming prohibitive. Rather than having to take pills for one week out of every four, you might find it more beneficial to take (the vastly cheaper) Vitamin E supplements. There’s a lot of good evidence, such as that published on, to suggest regular Vitamin E supplements can help significantly reduce period pain.

This is just one switch in which prevention is better than cure, so make sure you research possible alternatives that are specific to your life and health concerns.

Can You Exercise Effectively With An Injury?

July 10, 2017 0 Comments
Exercise Effectively With An Injury

Trying to do anything with an injury makes everything difficult, and this is doubly so if you are doing exercise in any way shape or form. Whether you have a long-term shoulder injury or it's something that's come along quite recently, it's never fun, and we all need to keep in shape in one way or another. But it's important to remember that if you need to exercise although you have an excruciating injury, there are ways around it without hurting yourself. So let's have a look at how you can do this.

The First Step...

You need to make sure that you test all of your movements, just to see how much range of motion you have. So this needs to be done by exercising one part of your body without any resistance to see if you can feel any pain at all. For example, if you've got a bad shoulder, you should see if you are able to extend your arms above your head without holding anything. If you can't straighten your arms all the way above your head without it hurting, you shouldn't consider lifting anything above your head or doing exercises like shoulder presses or push presses. Once that is done, you need to test movements that you think you will be able to do so, for example, a shoulder injury may be impossible to do exercises that involve a lot of swinging.

Looking After Your Injury

If you are one of these people who train excessively or goes to the gym 6 or 7 days a week, you are very likely causing more injury than you are helping yourself gain muscle or increasing fitness. The trick to looking after yourself is by doing two things. The first thing is to rest as much as possible because this allows you to recuperate properly without going back into an exercise routine with a muscle deficit or feeling like you haven't recovered from your injury. Looking after your injury can consist of having a regular massage which will help loosen the knots and encourage blood flow as well as release toxins. You can also invest in a foam roller to make sure the injured part of your body is as nimble as possible.

Find Ways To Exercise Around The Injury

Just because you have injured one part of your body doesn't mean you shouldn't exercise any other parts. It important to keep an eye on your injury, and so if it is in a specific place that makes moving difficult, then you may be best off avoiding anything too strenuous and going for low impact exercises like pilates or yoga. The best thing is to take it slow and really focus on your injury and understand the impact it could have on the rest of your body. Just because a shoulder injury is on your shoulder doesn't mean it could cause problems in your neck or your back further down the line. It is possible to work out with an injury, but it does require a lot more forethought.