As a new father, I find myself worrying about Baby Bri more and more every day. I worry about her falls, her fails and her future constantly. One of the things that has really been weighing more heavily on my mind recently is her predilection to weight issues. While Baby Bri is only two years old, I know the genes she has been handed from her mother and I, and it is a little worrisome. To help Baby Bri grow up strong and with a fitness ethic that I never had, my girlfriend Bradi and I are planning on taking Baby Bri on many hikes this summer.
You’ve most likely heard for many years now that doctors generally recommend getting eight hours of sleep each and every night. While it’s safe to say that this is common knowledge, it is also true that a good majority of people report that they get much less sleep than this–some reporting as little as five hours of sleep on a good night. Unfortunately, a lack of sleep can cause a number of troubling symptoms, some more serious than others. These can range from mood swings to memory loss, and in worse case scenarios, even life threatening heart conditions. Therefore, if you can’t sleep, it’s worth it to you to make some changes to your routing that may help.
Getting even just a minimal amount of exercise during the day can help your body develop a healthy sleep routine naturally. What’s more is that it can dramatically boost your energy level during the day. Just be sure to work out in the morning, afternoon, or evening hours, as exercising too close to bedtime can actually make it more difficult for you to get to sleep.
There are a number of foods that can feed the yeast in your body and lead to an infection. Alcohol is one of the biggest culprits due to the high amount of sugar and carbs. If your immune system is lowered through the use of antibiotics or stress, a few beers with the boys on Saturday night may be enough to cause a yeast infection to occur. With continued alcohol consumption, things may really get out of control.
How Alcohol Feeds Yeast
Alcohol is high in sugar and carbs, which is food for yeast. For many, this isn’t a problem until their immune system lowers or antibiotics cause the good bacteria in the body to die off. When this happens, alcohol feeds the increase of yeast and causing yeast overgrowth. The more alcohol, the better fed the yeast. A yeast overgrowth can lead to Candida.
Whether you are aware of it or not, some things that make your home beautiful may actually make you sick, and they are likely things you wouldn’t guess. For example, you would probably be shocked to find out that your vinyl siding might just be a threat to your health. Survivors of hurricane Katrina learned that lesson the hard way.
Victims of hurricane Katrina call attention to an unexpected threat. When hurricane Katrina swept through the southern United States in 2005, she left many people homeless. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) then stepped in to house evacuees in prefab FEMA trailers. By the summer of 2006, FEMA was receiving a steady stream of health complaints from the evacuees living in these trailers. The symptoms included respiratory problems like asthma, and at first, it seemed there was no explanation. However, an investigation into these mysterious claims revealed that it was the building materials in the FEMA trailers that were making people sick.
A bidet toilet seat is an affordable addition to your bathroom makeover, but why would you use one? Whether you want to be cleaner or have a medical condition that affects mobility, this can be a beneficial item to have in your home. The following are the health benefits of bidet toilet seats.
Would you substitute showering by rubbing your body down with a towel? Then why would you use toilet paper to get clean? A bidet toilet seat insures that you get the best clean possible. The water washes away germs and is a more hygienic way to get clean. You’ll also be more hygienic by not having to get your hands dirty.
Did you realize in the time it takes you to type, “LOL” on your smartphone, you could swerve off the road and end the life of a pedestrian? Or that looking down at the latest text message could cause you to run a red light and get in a major accident? Texting while driving is one of the most irresponsible things you can do as a driver. Not only does it take your eyes of the road, but also your mind. Learn why texting while driving is such a serious issue.
Why Texting While Driving Is Dangerous
Even if you’re a texting master, that doesn’t excuse you from taking your eyes off the road. It only takes a couple seconds for you to lose control of your vehicle. If you’re lucky, you’ll regain control without causing damage. If you’re not lucky, you could injury yourself or others. In the worst case, you will be the cause of someone’s death and will be charged with negligent homicide and do life in prison. The issue is made even worse if you’re texting about an emotional topic, such as breaking up with a boyfriend. Even when your eyes are back on the road, your mind will be on the conversation. When you’re driving you need to be completely focused or risk having a serious accident.
It can be hard to wrap your mind around the number of healthcare careers that are available. It’s no longer as clear cut as being a nurse or doctor. One category that you may want to consider is occupational health. But, what is it and how do you choose a career in this field? The following is advice on how to choose a career in occupational health.
What Is Occupational Health?
Occupational health deals with the healing and care of those that are injured while on the job. In some cases you may work for a workman’s compensation insurance office or you may work as an occupational health nurse. In other cases, you may even work with employers for handling claims and reimbursements. In other words, there are different work environments for those in the occupational health field.
It’s undeniable that chemical birth control has provided women (and families) with an invaluable amount of control when it comes to family planning. And while that might be considered a great advantage, it seems there is a cost for the convenience of chemical birth control. Here are 5 things every woman should know about all chemical birth control:
There are risks. No matter which way you cut it, chemical birth control is risky. You may be aware of the risk involved, but do you know exactly what the risks are? It’s likely that you are not fully aware of the fact that chemical birth control use can lead to cervical cancer, breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, brittle bones, and more (see below).
Saltwater aquariums are a truly magnificent treat for owners. With beauty that exceeds freshwater species, these pets are works of art that need daily care. As a responsible owner, there are things you need to do in order to keep your fish healthy. The following are five things you need to know about caring for a saltwater aquarium.
Saltwater fish should be fed twice per day and any food that isn’t eaten should be removed. This will help keep the tank cleaner by preventing a build up of old food. It will also keep your fish healthier because they won’t be overfed. If you allow the food to stay in the aquarium, they will continue to munch away at it day and night. Remove any food that remains after 15 minutes.
Common sniffles, achy muscles, flu-like symptoms, and general malaise may all be caused by some unexpected threats that might have taken up residence in your home. If you find yourself suffering from mysterious ailments that seem to linger around no matter how much rest and relaxation you might get, then it’s possible that your environment is to blame. Is your home making you sick? Here are some things to consider:
Pet dander. This is the number one cause of home-related allergies that people complain of. Contrary to popular belief, pet dander is not hair. It is flakes of skin cells that your animal releases into the air on a daily basis. That means that, no matter how well groomed your pet is, it is likely that there is some degree of pet dander on your home furnishings and in your carpet, and that dander can be making you feel sick. To combat pet dander, wash all of the soft coverings in your house on a regular basis and wash your pet with a special, dander-fighting shampoo.