There are a couple of things that need preventative care, and your hearing is one of them. You should take care of your teeth, eyesight, and hearing as well as you can. Your general health matters too, but you can play an active role in these areas. Here are six tips for protecting your hearing. 1. Loud Noises If you work in a noisy environment, like live music venues or lawn mowing, for example, it is essential to know that you can suffer from irreparable damage. Noise-induced hearing damage happens over time. Most of the time, this type of hearing loss isn’t recognised until it begins to impact someone’s life. If you work in an area that is prone to loud noise, then earplugs and protective headphones are a great way to stop the full force of the loud noises getting to your ears. 2. Checkups You should ensure that you have regular checkups for your hearing. It is often the case that if you want to have the best opinion, you should book directly with an ear clinic. Their specialists will be able to give you a thorough hearing exam. You can also schedule outside of regular timed appointments if… View Post
Unfortunately, cancer is one of the biggest health threats we can face. While extensive research is happening each day and survival rates for some cancers are on the rise, it is still a reality that impacts our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Often, people do not associate specific symptoms, and because of this, the development of cancer can go unnoticed. Baring this in mind, here are four cancer symptoms you shouldn’t ignore. FIVE CANCER SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE Sometimes there are less obvious symptoms of cancer. For example, an abnormal growth, or tumour, that develops in the body’s soft tissue. If the tumour gets advanced, it can cause symptoms such as breathlessness, nausea, and fatigue. Again, if you’re not feeling like yourself or experiencing any of these symptoms without a physical association, schedule a thorough medical check to eliminate any underlying problems. NOTICABLE LUMPS One of the most significant indications of cancer is a lump developing somewhere it shouldn’t. Places like breast or gland areas such as the neck or head are the most obvious places. Can you feel something unusual? You know your body best. Most of the time, these occurrences can be something completely normal,… View Post
At this time of the year, we’re all often thinking about all of the different things we might like to get done, and that can be something that either excites or terrifies you. But it doesn’t have to be something that means significant change is coming – not unless you want. January is a time for fresh beginnings, yes. However, if you’re already struggling and worrying that you will fail, maybe the case is you’ve not set the right intentions for this month. Instead of trying to be too ambitious, you need to make sure that you enjoy the fresh start, and that it sets the pace for your year ahead. Let’s take a look at what January could mean for you. Relax First of all, you’re just going to want to make sure that you relax. Because trying to put too much stress on you right now is only going to stress you out. But when you choose to take more of a relaxed approach to the month, you’ll be in a better place to be able to get some things done. Laugh Next, remember to laugh and have fun. Even if you’re setting resolutions, you don’t need to be… View Post
Have you ever tried to cut down on sugar? It can be challenging, as not only do you have to stop eating chocolate and other types of candy, but you also have to rule out a whole range of different foods that have a surprisingly high sugar quotient. Oh, and you also have to live without sugar in your cups of tea! So, unless you have the capacity and willpower to do so, we aren’t suggesting you give up on sugar full stop. However, what you can do is follow the previous link for some of the foods you might be able to eliminate from your diet, and you could also think twice when choosing snack items from your local supermarket. Not every snack needs to be coated in chocolate or loaded with sugar. Here are some snack ideas to prove it. Your life will become sweeter if you do cut down on sugar, and these are the reasons why. #1: You will have fewer cavities A no-brainer, of course, as you should already know sugary items are the biggest causes of tooth decay and painful cavities. Sticky sweets and cakes are the worst, as not only do you harm your teeth with every… View Post
“If you don’t eat enough calories, your body will go into ‘starvation mode’ and it will hang onto fat, and you will gain weight.” “You should eat six small meals instead of three to lose weight.” I’m sure you have heard these before. The girl from accounting says them. I used to say it myself. Though I had no proof, it sounded like it made sense. I mean, our bodies do respond to stress in times of crisis – so surely it is designed to literally ‘stall’ metabolic processing so that we don’t die? This blog post is all about popular things people say to justify why losing weight is complicated and futile. Spoiler alert: It’s not. But let’s look at the first item on our list: Thermic Effect of Food First, let’s look at TEF – the thermic effect of food or the amount of energy expenditure above the basal metabolic rate due to the cost of processing food for use and storage. (Whew – that was a mouthful!) The TEF averages at about 10% of a person’s caloric intake and varies based on macro groups – i.e. dietary fat is easier to process than protein. For example, when you… View Post
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