We humans are a terribly self-conscious bunch, bound by the shackles of social etiquette and governed by our need to fit in. As a child of rural Ireland, I was taught the following by teachers, clergy, childminders and my parents;
Picking your nose can cause brain damage.
Sweaty people are dirty and unhealthy.
Masturbation can make people cross-eyed.
Forgetting to put on knickers would certainly lead to a chill in your kidneys. (This was also true of sitting on a stone wall or step).
If you get too close to a swan, it will break your neck with its wing.
I gradually worked out that many of these theories are unfounded and have recently embarked on some research of my own. On nights where sleep evades me, I can be found lying awake, scanning scholarly articles and published studies on the actual benefits and risks of what are proposed to be ‘bad habits’. Also I work in the field of personal development and the pursuit of happiness and therefore have a natural curiosity about this kind of stuff. During my casual study, I was pleased to discover 5 good reasons
It seems as if everyone around wants to stay fit and healthy. It also seems as if everyone plans to join a gym and get total fitness. Maybe not everyone but it’s true that more people today want to gain fitness and health benefits. It’s also true that more people are joining gyms these days in the hope of achieving desired fitness level and health benefits. Fitness classes are now in great demand and in fact, they are coveted by people of all age groups. Some want to lose weight while others are desperate to tone the body, and all this makes them join a gym.
It’s perfectly normal for people to join gym and try to tone and chisel the body in order to look good and make an impression on the world and people around. However, health-conscious people sometimes make the mistake of choosing wrong classes, which fail to give them the desired results. They often rush into joining a fitness centre even without assessing its classes, facilities and equipment. As a result, they end up losing a lot of time and money
The health and motivation for shift work has been known to have its own peculiar demands. This has set it apart from jobs that have traditional hours of work. Shift work has its own health merits. The shift work has been created to aid workflow processes between employer, employee and tasks at hand. Over the years, it has been noticed that workers identified in shift work often receive better health plans, health products and remuneration and by this, give shift workers time to do other tasks or personal chores while being watchful of individual mental health.
However, the scientific and medical communities report continually that shift workers concerned stand an increased risk of certain health disorders and mental health challenges that have severe negative impact on the general well-being of work shift staff which may not be achieved until the right health products are used.
There is a concern for the 9 to 5ers, as one sees a case of the health of those who barely get by with the hard life of routine which most times is viewed to compensate only the boss at the
Who exactly is a picky eater?
Well, at the very beginning it really needs to be said that the very word picky actually means particular or discriminating. Hence, when we say picky eater, it actually refers to any person who makes a hell lot of discrimination while eating anything and everything. Picky eaters are extremely selective of what they want to eat.
There is a lot to worry about a picky eater. According to scientists, this condition of selective eating of food is better termed as Food neophobia. This reluctance to eat new foods or new varieties of foods is quite a problem in the case of parents or guardians.
What are the problems associated with a picky eater?
In kids, who are very selective in their foods, several types of health issues arise. Theses often lead to the stress of their parents as it is not very much simple and easy to deal with them. Studies have successfully shown the bitter truth about the consequences of being a picky eater. Children who are very much selective about their foods they eat are often victims of several psychological
Chiropractic treatment or therapy is a form of alternative medicine that is gaining popularity all over the world. It involves spinal adjustments and manipulations that are targeted at certain parts of the body in order to get rid of pain and give relief to the patient.
This form of therapy mainly focuses on the spinal region and the central nervous system. If there is any kind of imbalance in the system, it can affect a person’s health and lead to a lot of stress and illness. By using various massage techniques, chiropractors can help to bring back the balance and get rid of tension in that area.
What Happens During the Treatment
Pinched Nerves: When there is excess pressure applied on the nerves, the spine may go out of alignment and any sudden movement can cause the spine to twist and the nerves to get pinched. Stiffness in the back or neck is a common symptom of this problem. A professional will make tiny adjustments in order to release the nerves from this position and also help the spin to get back to its proper place.
Sweating is important for individuals in order to get rid of toxins in the body. In addition, sweating also allows individuals to boost endorphins, allowing them to reduce pain and promote positive behavior.
However, sweating may also lead to serious conditions that can affect your performance and confidence. Fortunately, individuals can now make use of a sweat guard or sweat proof shirt. Below are some of the sweat problems that can be prevented with such item.
One of the most common problems with regard to sweating is the occurrence of body odour. It can be prevented by using antiperspirants or deodorants. With the use of these products, odour can be reduced and bacteria can be prevented. However, there are cases when individuals sweat severely where in antiperspirants cannot conceal the smell. With the use of a sweat guard, you can get rid of sweat on your armpits since it can absorb perspiration and keep your outer garments dry.
The next problem when it comes to sweating is hyperhidrosis. It is a medical condition that causes a person to sweat without the normal triggers of heat, exercise,
Body contouring wraps, also called skinny wraps are growing in popularity throughout the world. There are so many benefits to using the skinny wraps, which are offered in beauty salons and as DIY home kits, enabling people to use them as and when they want or need to.
The first benefit you will find when using skinny wraps is that they also act as a detox. Your body is covered in the body contouring cream and then wrapped. In most instances you will do some exercise for the twenty minutes, whether you walk around, ride an exercise bicycle or a step machine, this releases the toxins from your today, detoxing your body and leaving it clean and ready to tackle the world.
Another benefit to using these products is that they cut the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is fatty deposits, which many women are embarrassed of. These can be caused by a number of factors, sometimes you notice the orange peel effect if you lose weight too quickly without a proper workout. Fighting cellulite is never an easy task and it is almost impossible to get
If you work out habitually or reach items from heights regularly, you are at risk of developing a shoulder injury. People who are active in sports are also at higher risk of hurting or injuring their shoulders.
You may not know it but your shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion, especially when compared to the other joints in your body. And because of its mobility, the shoulder has high tendencies of being injured.
The good news is that there certain tips you can keep in mind to avoid injuring or hurting your shoulders. These tips include the following:
Observe good posture. Maintaining proper posture is crucial to long-term shoulder health. When you maintain good posture, your shoulders are in the most stable position they can be in and the more stable they are, the lower the risk of any injury. Maintaining good posture is also important when exercising, especially when doing shoulder workouts.
Stretch after working out. A lot of fitness experts say that active stretching is an exceptionally useful tool to maintain mobility. When you exercise, your muscles contracts and shortens. To maintain your body’s
Many often know they are due for a physical, but find themselves wondering, “Where can I get a physical exam near me?” There are likely many options, and a great place to start is with an online web search or by stopping into a local doctor’s office. Typically, the professionals there will be more than happy to help, or direct elsewhere depending on one’s specific needs.
Whether one thinks a yearly checkup is necessary or not, they can’t make things worse. This is especially true for those that consider themselves to be in good health and find no need to see a doctor. Sadly, about a third of American people who are living with a chronic disease were or are unaware of their health condition. It’s true that a chronic disease causes a large percentage of deaths that could have been avoided. The best prevention is to get a regular checkup.
Preventive care to avoid a chronic disease doesn’t only happen in the doctor’s office. In life, individuals should watch how they live, learn, exercise and work. Taking control of health care is only one step.
A US DOT number is a unique identification number that is used for commercial vehicles that either transport cargo or passengers. The basic objective behind it is to have a single identifier for every vehicle in order to monitor the safety information of the company that owns the vehicle with regards to inspections, compliance reviews, information regarding audits and crash investigations.
Who Needs A USDOT Number
If you have a vehicle that takes part in any of the following activities, you will require a USDOT number:
If it is used to transport material that has been categorized as hazardous by the Secretary of Transportation and the material transported is in a quantity that requires placarding. This applies to both interstate and intrastate transportation.
You will also require the identification if the vehicle has been designed or it is used in the transportation of passengers exceeding eight people and this is done for some sort of compensation. Eight passengers in the vehicle will include the driver.
If the gross combination weight rating or the gross vehicle weight rating is 4,536 kilograms or more. (That works out to 10,001 lbs).
The good: working eight hours-or even more-a day at the office can certainly fatten your wallet. Unfortunately, your waist can pack on some fat too. And that’s just the start of it. Sitting in the office all day can go from bad to ugly. Because let’s face it, the work isn’t that physical, right? Shooting a crumpled paper into a trash bin across the room doesn’t count as exercise. However, if you do make that shot-cool! Nice Steph Curry impersonation.
Seriously though, here’s what being sedentary in the office can do to you in the long run. First, the bad:
· Makes enzymes lazy. The body has fat breaking enzymes. When you sit around all day, the enzymes become couch potatoes and their fat-breaking efficiency drops by a whopping 90 percent.
· Calorie-burning goes slow-mo. It’s not just the enzymes which become sluggish. When your body senses you have limited activity, it goes into what can be described in the computer sense as ‘sleep mode.’ That’s great when you’re stuck at sea and have nothing to eat. Your body will oh so slowly burn fat to save
Do you ever find yourself in a place where you’re sluggish and fatigued each day? Do you find yourself going to bed late, fuelling the fatigue? Are you finding that breaking the late-to-bed habit is an ongoing process? If so, have faith.
This was me for a long time. I then came to realise there were aspects of my life that were contributing to this low energy. In turn the reduced energy levels affected my confidence.
I began to recognize this as an opportunity for me to develop a way of taking myself from having virtually no energy to feeling motivated to move and do!
The personal development research I have completed over the years, and that I still continue on a daily basis, is revealing that certain aspects need to be in place for my energy levels – and hence my mood and confidence – to increase:
Energy Strategy – Raising Your Moods Consistently Every Morning
1. A good night’s sleep, or if not, having time in the day to rest and catch up on your lost sleep. Being able to take control and do this when you
Health is something that will be with you for long only if you take care of it. Never neglect your health because it can determine your productivity and efficiency. With improvements in medicine, it is important to pay enough attention to health as well. Otherwise there will not be any use of this technological improvement. Below are 5 tips that can help you to safeguard your health for a long period of time.
1. Get plenty of restful and quality sleep
A minimum of 7 to 8 hours of sleep is required for every adult. While some might require 6 hours, for others even 9 hours of sleep might not suffice. It is recommended to sleep before 12 midnight for sufficient rest as it is better than sleeping after 12.
2. Drink clean water in plenty
Water is extremely critical for your healthy functioning as it is involved with all your organs. Without sufficient water, our bodies will become a bit sluggish and also slow both on the outside as well as inside. Thus you must aim for at least 10 full glasses of water.
3. Engage in movement
I have noticed such an improvement in my health by following an individualized diet, that I began to share health and cooking tips with others. “Eat Right for Your Type,” by Dr. Peter D’Adamo, has helped me achieve a natural health rhythm in my body by eating food that agrees with my blood type. Eating the wrong food can cause harmful chemical reactions and I wondered what foods were wrong for everyone regardless of blood type. Dr. D’Adamo ranked food items into three categories according to blood type compatible:
- Highly beneficial – a food that acts like a medicine
- Neutral – a food that acts like a food
- Avoid – a food that acts like a poison
Food ranked as highly beneficial should be the highlight of your diet. Food in the neutral category can be enjoyed as part of a nutritious diet and do not contain proteins that are harmful for your blood type. Food in the avoid category act like a poison causing harmful reactions with your body’s chemistry. Here is a list of common American foods and drinks everyone should avoid:
Pork, Bacon, Ham, and Goose
People who want to get into shape may require innovative ways to accomplish their goals. Traditional methods of working out like running or doing push-ups may not be enough for them. If you are interested in different ways of exercising, you might consider some of the newer options available on the market. These exercises combine self-defense or fighting movements with aerobic and cardio exercises that could help burn fat and tone your muscles. You can find out more when you do some research of this program online.
Martial Arts-Like Exercises
A program that combines fighting movements with exercising could benefit you in several different ways. The primary benefit might lie in the fact that the movements encourage your body to burn off fat stores and convert fat into muscle. If you have love handles, flabby arms, and bulky hips, you could develop the toned physique you want with this exercise option.
Another advantage that may be found involves learning ways to defend yourself. While not primarily designed as a type of self-defense class, the regimen might give you the power and strength to fight off an attacker.
Have you noticed you’re tired, but you shouldn’t be? You had a good night’s sleep, but you could take a nap right now. You have activities you would love to do but you would rather stay home and just vegetate.
Some people think it is normal for adults to be tired. I don’t agree. Look at a child – he’s never tired. What’s the difference between a child and you? A chronic feeling of fatigue is a definite sign that something is amiss it is not ‘just a sign of age’. The fact that you are tired means something. You need to put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and do some detective work to figure out what is causing your fatigue.
Does Your Body Run Out Of Gas?
Science tells us that the human body is designed to last 120 years. The headlines recently showed a French woman dying at 122 years of age. Many of my patients say they would not prefer to live that long, feeling the way they feel right now. They key to the aging process and please accept the fact that you
A close look at news headlines around the world throw up some very interesting observations.
“For some U.K. teens, sun doesn’t provide enough vitamin D.”
“Air pollution tied to high blood pressure risk.”
The underlying theme that connects these headlines is the impact they have on human health.
In the first instance, a bacterial outbreak of the E. coli strain has severely affected 38 people in 20 US states between December 2015 and May 2016. The deadly E. coli can cause dehydration and bloody diarrhea and the most affected are the elderly, infants and those with weak immune systems.
The second headline causes great concern among scientists and researchers because the study showed that nearly 80 percent of UK teens had insufficient Vitamin D levels even at the peak of summer. What is even more alarming is that the surveyed children were mostly white-skinned; as we know white skin is most sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet B rays and need minimum sunlight exposure to produce required amounts of Vitamin D. The participants were exposed to sufficient amounts of sunlight every day and their diet included supplements and Vitamin-D fortified
Bowed legs also referred to as Genu Varum or Bandiness, is a deformity of the legs in which they are abnormally bent outward. This condition can sometimes be a sign of an underlying disease, such as Blount’s disease or Rickets.
Have you noticed how your knees look like?
Bow Legged Symptoms
The symptoms may include:
– Bowlegs continue beyond age 4.
– Bowing of legs is same on both sides of the body.
It is easy to know if you have it, Your knees will not touch when you stand with your feet and ankles together.
Bow Legged Causes
This condition may be seen in both knees or in only one knee. If it is seen only in one knee, the cause could be:
– Infections like osteomylitis, etc.
– Due to growth abnormalities of upper tibial epiphysis.
– Trauma near the growth epiphysis of femur.
– Tumors affecting the lower end of femur and upper end of tibia.
If it is seen in the both knees, the cause could be physiological or pathological.
In a new bow child and children up to 4 years, the knees are normally bent and tend to