Health Hacks

Recovering From An Accident – The Things You Need To Know

Accidents are something a lot of people fear. They come out of nowhere and cause you both physical and mental pain. They can result in a loss of earnings and psychological difficulties such as depression.  But the good news is that it is possible to recover when something like this happens to you. Read on to find out more. Your expectations One of the things that is the most difficult to deal with when you have been involved in an accident is that you have no time to mentally prepare. You go from being perfectly fit and happy to having an injury instantly. This can have a huge impact on how you see the world and yourself. The thing to bear in mind if you have suffered from an accident is that to make a strong recovery you may need to change your expectations a little. In many cases, a…

Why Eating Chinese Can be a Great Dietary Choice

For people who are trying to get healthier in the new year, a steady diet of the oily, fried options available at Americanized Chinese restaurants may not be the best choice. Not only are these dishes loaded with calories, they are high in fat, sugar, and cholesterol as well. However, eating authentic Chinese food more often can be an excellent choice. That is because it is loaded with vegetables and lean proteins. Meals are lightly stir-fried or steamed, not fried like they are in a typical restaurant. {Image Credit: Z & Y Restaurant} The Health Benefit of Using Chopsticks One of the biggest reasons that people gain weight is that they haven’t learned to pace their eating and recognize the sensation of being full soon enough. Chopsticks can eliminate both problems since it takes longer to eat with chopsticks than it does a spoon or fork. This allows diners to…

Something She’s Not Telling You? How To Support Your BFF

We all go through difficult times in our lives. This may be due to loss, illness, job-related worries, etc. Some things are difficult to identify in ourselves. Would you be able to tell if there’s a problem with your best friend? The following are common issues experienced by millions of individuals each year. We have included the telltale signs and what you can do to help. Drinking We live in a culture that normalizes drinking. We only have to switch on the TV to see our favorite soap stars pouring a glass of wine. Or, we hear our colleagues talking about beer o’clock and how they got wasted at the weekend. Drinking is deemed okay in limitation. However, some research now suggests that there is no safe limit. It is one of the main preventable contributors to serious illnesses such as cancer. Do you suspect that your friend is drinking…

Is Your Diet As Healthy As You Think?

Many of us think we have a handle on healthy eating. But is your diet really as healthy as you think? Sometimes, it can be tricky to know what’s good for you, and what to avoid. There are conflicting reports around, and some foods you may think are nutritious can actually harbor hidden dangers. If you’re keen to focus on your diet, and you’d like some advice, bear these pointers in mind. Are you eating too much sugar? The World Health Organization advises that sugar should make up no more than 5 percent of your daily calorie intake. This equates to around 6-7 teaspoons per day. Bear in mind that an average 500 ml of soda contains 17 cubes of sugar. Are you exceeding your sugar intake without even realizing? Most of us take in a lot more sugar than we need. Fizzy drinks are one of the main offenders.…

What Is It Like to Have A Chronic Illness?

A chronic illness is one that has a daily effect on your life but is not expected to get significantly better. It can include all sorts of conditions from arthritis and addiction to chronic bowel conditions. It is something that the sufferer has to live with the effects of every day, and it can be tough to explain to a healthy person what that is like. That is why some bright spark came up with the spoon theory. Read on to find out how it works. What Is Spoon Theory? Spoon theory is a way of describing what it is like to live with a chronic illness day in and day out. It relates to the energy that doing an everyday task take, and how that can leave you with only a small supply left for other things. It is called spoon theory because when the inventor first explained it…

Have You Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

You went to a hospital, or a clinic, or saw a physician at home. Wherever you got it, you received medical treatment. But the result wasn’t something that made you feel better. In fact, the treatment actually made you feel worse. Perhaps you feel you’ve been injured, either physically or psychologically. Perhaps you feel that your road to recovery has been hindered. It’s possible that you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice. But it’s not always that easy to tell. After all, not too many people can claim they felt better immediately after treatment. A lot of legitimate and correctly-prescribed treatments do have some nasty side effects. Medical malpractice is something different. It’s something that results in a worsening of your condition, or an emergence of a new one, as a result of a medical mistake. It’s estimated that nearly 100,000 Americans a year die as a result of medical…

7 Anti Aging Foods for Younger and Beautiful Skin

Eating a well-balanced diet should be a part of your beauty regime. If you’re eating well, not only will it make you feel good, but it’ll help your skin look healthier too. Certain foods can even help to repair damaged skin and restore its youthful glow. Here are seven foods with anti-ageing skincare properties that you should eat regularly for younger, beautiful looking skin. Pomegranates These are loaded with vitamin C, which helps promote the production of collagen and keeps your skin looking smooth, firm and plump. Vitamin C also helps to protect your skin against the harmful effects of sun damage like wrinkles, lines and sagging. Pomegranate seeds also contain ellagic acid, which helps diminish the damage done by free radicals that are a result of sun damage and everyday life, and punicalagin, which helps make collagen. Consumption: Try having a cup of pomegranates per week. However, avoid pomegranate juice as it…

The Reasons Why You Should Switch to E-Cigarettes

It is becoming increasingly common to see people walking around with e-cigarettes. Whilst some use these as an alternative to cigarettes, others use them as a way of quitting smoking altogether and this has proved to be particularly effective for many. Switching to e-cigarettes is something that all smokers should consider, as there are many health benefits whilst still giving the look and feel of smoking – a key factor for many smokers. E-Cigarettes and “Vaping” Before outlining the health benefits of switching, it is worth defining e-cigarettes and how they work. Designed to look and feel the same, they don’t contain tobacco and the nicotine is instead inhaled by converting liquid nicotine into mist or “smoke”. This is commonly referred to as “vaping”. People often use different flavoured liquids and can alternate nicotine strength; this enables them to slowly reduce the amount if stopping altogether. The Health Benefits of…

What’s Up Doc?: Changes to Medicare in 2017

The federal government has made a lot of changes recently. In fact, it seems as if there isn’t a day that passes by without something in society being altered. In some ways this is a good thing. But in others, it means it’s hard for everyday people to keep up with all of the plans that are going into effect and how they are affecting us personally. If you haven’t heard about the recent government changes to Medicare (due to come into force in 2017) then you’re not to blame. A lot of others missed it too. After all, who has time to sit sifting through every single newspaper article and drifting from news channel to news channel. All alongside work, childcare and other responsibilities? But not to fear. We’re here to give you a quick and easy, simplified up to date summary of what’s going on. So you can…

Get More Natural Cosmetic Work with These Tips

Cosmetic procedures are common choices for people who want to enhance their looks. People do everything from dying their hair to cosmetic dentistry or breast enhancements. Some people choose these things because they have always disliked one of their features. Others do it to repair damage from an injury or to combat the signs of aging. When people decide to have a cosmetic procedure done, there is one worry that many of them have. Is it going to look natural? Everyone has seen a celebrity who has obviously had cosmetic work done. Although you may not be able to keep it a secret from friends and family, will it be detectable by strangers? If you want your cosmetic work to look as realistic as possible, try the advice below to make it happen. Have Realistic Expectations Before you go looking for natural cosmetic work, you need to ensure your expectations…

Navigate