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26Jun/16Off

The Impact Of Shift Work On Health

h12The 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

30May/16Off

Can Drinking Too Much Water Kill You

h16Nowadays, we hear people mention the 8x8 rule more and more often. We don't only hear it on TV or at the hospital, but also in the park, at the supermarket or even at the gas station. Everyone seems to know that drinking eight 8-ounce glasses per day is a necessity if you want to stay healthy.

But is it really so? Do our bodies really need that certain quantity of water everyday? Or it's just an invention whose purpose is to make us more careful to what we drink?

Well, scientists have finally come to a steadier conclusion: It doesn't matter how much water you drink daily, as long as your body is properly hydrated and you don't feel the need to drink more.

And after all, there's no reason to question this, we all know that the human body is capable to make us aware of our deficiencies. Don't we feel the need to eat when our stomach is empty? Or don't we start shivering when we're cold? It's the same with water, we feel thirsty every time our body needs more liquids.

There's no

21May/16Off

Step Into the Future With 5 Advances in Orthopedic Surgery

h15The medical field is always growing and changing. Doctors are always trying to create the best patient experience and perfecting treatments. Today, there are procedures available for some conditions that might have been the end of someone ten years ago. Just like other areas in medicine, orthopedics has evolved over the years to become a specialty that treats numerous conditions.

Increased Use of Arthroscopy

Over the past ten years, both patients and orthopedic surgeons have come to appreciate the advancements in diagnosis and musculoskeletal conditions, made possible by the arthroscope. Recent advances have seen the improvement in instrumentation and arthroscopic techniques in the treatment of body joints.

Initially, the arthroscope was primarily used by knee surgeons. However, its use has widely evolved and it is currently being used to treat almost all other joints. Even spine surgeons are now using the arthroscope.

Joint Arthroplasty Advancements

Innovations and improvements in articulation surfaces, materials, outcomes research, and operative management practices have worked together over the last 20 years to increase function and decrease implant wear after procedures involving joint replacement. Joint arthroplasty has been a major beneficiary, especially in alternative bearing

13May/16Off

Join a Gym Today and Feel Inspired

h14It'd wrong to think gyms to be time consuming. They are not. Rather, they are one of the best places to be as they keep you fit and deliver a lot of health benefits. How can you consider gyms to be needless expense when they help you in so many ways? They are actually one of the best investments you would every make. Yes, they are. They help you understand the true meaning of life; they let you relish real essences of life. They keep you fit and only a fit individual can lead a happy and contended life.

Many people won't think twice before spending lavishly on new clothes and vacations but when it comes to gyms, they become sort of reckless. They are pretty fine with their daily jogging at the park or running around the garden outside. Ask them to join a gym and they will sneer at you as if you have asked any special privilege from them. They think that lifting dumb bells at home is all what they need to stay fit for rest of their life. They are

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4May/16Off

How to Boost Your Energy Easily and Naturally

h13Despite all these healthy options, it is almost too easy to rely on sugar and caffeine to boost us when we are feeling down or lethargic. Instead, here are some healthier energy booster ways which will sustain better energy levels over the long term as well as in the short term. Furthermore, these will improve overall health rather than providing a quick fix which can be instead detrimental to health.

The first recommended natural energy booster is getting more sleep. This can seem a very difficult thing to do when we are excessively busy, but this does not stop it from being one of the healthiest habits that you can get into that will not only give you greater mental and physical energy, but will also help heal your tired body.

The body repairs and restores itself at night, and sleep is also necessary for our minds to process what we have been doing throughout the day. Therefore, a good, long sleep every night will leave us brighter, less stressed, and with our body performing at its best.

Of course, this can be difficult to achieve if

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29Apr/16Off

Watch Out for the 9 Signs of Dehydration

h11Our bodies are composed of a lot of water. For adult males, its 60% while for the ladies, its 55%. Imagine if the water levels go down significantly, all sorts of problems can set in. Whether you're physically active or just going about your everyday routine, you can get dehydrated. But how do you know you're already lacking fluids or just being affected by the summer heat? Watch out for the 9 signs of dehydration.

Always Hungry. Most of the time, thirst is mistaken for hunger. People unnecessarily eat rather than drink. This is because the part of the brain which indicates hunger and thirst is the same area. How do you know thirst from hunger? Hunger happens gradually, not suddenly. So if you become hungry all of a sudden, reach for a glass of water first and not for a sandwich.

Sudden Sweet Tooth. The lack of water reduces the liver's release of glycogens for energy. The brain sends this as craving signals, which you may interpret as a sign to grab a chocolate bar. When you have that craving, reach for a high water

12Apr/16Off

The Therapeutic Value of Tears

h10Human beings are the only creatures able to shed tears in response to emotional stress. This is what makes us different from animals. But because of social, cultural or parental influence, crying makes us feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. How often have we heard the admonition "Big boys don't cry." It is dinned into the minds of children, that crying signifies weakness. An advertisement on TV showed how a boy who throughout his growing years was reminded that 'boys don't cry.' He grew into an emotionally repressed adult and became moody, glum and short tempered. Later in life he turned into a tyrant and wife batterer and was convicted for domestic violence.

In ancient literature we read about great heroes who were not afraid to cry. Achilles cried at the death of his friend Petroclus. Aneas wept for the loss of his friends and companions in war. In Egyptian mythology Isis wept for the dead Osiris. In the Bible, we read that Jesus wept at the tomb of Lazarus. In recent times Presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Regan, Clinton and Bush (Sr) have been known to

3Apr/16Off

Choose Your Fitness Classes With Care and Have Maximum Health Benefits

h9It 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

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30Mar/16Off

The Best Foods And Exercises To Help You Grow Taller

h8Even though a lot of factors such as genetic and the environment determine your height, there are certain things you can do to grow taller. Some of the most effective things for height enhancement are special foods and exercises. Taking the right foods and doing the right exercises can help you add inches to your height. If you want to learn more, then keep on reading.

In this article, we are taking a look at some of the best foods and exercises for height enhancement. First of all, let's look at some of the things that you can add to your diet to improve your height. Instead of eating junk food or drinking energy drinks that are full of empty calories, concentrate on eating healthy. A few additions to your daily diet can make a lot of difference.

Calcium is one of the most important nutrients that aid bone growth and later increase in height. You can find high amounts of calcium in dairy products such as yogurt, milk, cheese etc. If you are looking for non-dairy options, then chia seeds, salmon, collard, kale and almonds

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19Mar/16Off

Are You Too Confined to Your Body Shape

h7Using the body shape to advise on dressing is a widespread practice among image consultants. Even the fashion media uses body shape in their articles to inform and to give guidance on picking the right clothes.

People are now so tuned to the body shape approach that every one is eager to find out what their shape is. Fueled by its popularity, it becomes a convenient and conventional way for the image professionals to work with.

However, it is not always effective in addressing individual's dressing needs.

First of all, there is no one person who adequately fits into any of the shape. Since we are not created out of mould, every one's form is unique. At best, this approach is an approximation. If we are not mindful, we could get it wrong.

Second, when we focus too narrowly on body shapes, we not only limit a person's options in dressing, we also overlook some of the real body challenges that the individual faces as well.

For example, a lady whose hips are wider than her shoulders with well-defined waist is 'typed' as having a pear body shape. In

11Mar/16Off

How To Have More Energy Every Day

h6Do 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

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3Mar/16Off

Sitting in the Office All Day The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

h5The 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

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27Feb/16Off

5 Tips to Maintain Your Health for Long

h4Health 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 activity and exercise

Exercise is extremely important for the

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20Feb/16Off

Health Benefits

h33Staying healthy is tough for those who have never tried. It's just making small changes in your daily routine that will bring big changes.

There are a few things we can do that can provide us with health benefits and guard us against probable diseases and it's threats.

· Kickstart your Mornings - Starting your day with lukewarm water with a drop of lemon will detoxify your body and keep you fresh and energized the whole day.

· Never Skip your Breakfast - Breakfast is very important for your body's metabolism. Make sure you never go without breakfast and a handful of almonds.

· Smoothify - Add healthy and tasty smoothies to your regular breakfast for a healthy lifestyle. You can try the Almond and Soya Milk Smoothie filled with essential nutrients and dietary fibers.

· Small Meals - Keep having meals in small intervals for a proper metabolism. Almonds, for instance have a lot of health benefits. They are filling and great for small snacking purposes.

· Go Green - Replace your regular tea with Green Tea. Green Tea is great for weight loss and is anti-oxidant rich. This

12Feb/16Off

How Modern Gyms Are Revolutionizing Fitness

h2Modern workout routines differ quite a bit from the highly regimented workout routines of the past. No longer are you forced to complete the same repetitive motions over and over again without achieving very significant results in the end. There are now a multitude of advanced training programs available today that are designed to burn fat and build muscle through a combination of meticulously chosen motions.

If you are looking for one of the best ways to get fit, and perhaps even ripped, you should consider participating in the fitness classes now offered in modern gyms. These classes are no ordinary gym membership classes though, because they involve the extensive use of unique strategies to get students fit. Everything from weightlifting to dancing is now commonly used during these classes to get students into the best shape of their lives.

In this way, you can get fit without suffering through the monotonous repetition of exercise routines of the distant past. This powerful combination of motions also produces muscle confusion thereby enhancing every part of the body. Exercise routines that take advantage of muscle confusion never let

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2Feb/16Off

How To Quickly Tighten And Tone Up A Flabby Stomach

h1The abdominal area is often one of the hardest parts of the body to tighten and tone. Most strength building activities that target this area are difficult and not very fun to do. Unfortunately, not only is a flabby waistline less than attractive, but it also puts you at far greater risk of heart disease and serious back issues. Following are a few, simple strategies for creating a smooth, flat and muscular belly.

It is first important for people to recognize the difference between subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fairly harmless, soft fat that accumulates on top of the muscles and that can be easily pinched and measured with your hands. Although and excess amount of subcutaneous fat can be dangerous, all humans need a certain amount to support their normal metabolic functions and to ensure overall well-being.

Visceral fat, however, is a dangerous, yellow fat that collects around your actual organs. You have a lot of this fat if your belly feels bloated and hard. The accumulation of visceral fat is responsible for the development of heart disease, fatty liver disease

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27Jan/16Off

The Root Of All Evil

54If money is the root of all evil, and the saying is the Gospel truth, then how come they ask for it at church? I discussed this with friends, and we came up with great ways to release money blocks. Read on for more.

Of course churches have to get money from somewhere, and with reasonable explanations. To help fix a leaky roof maybe, amongst other maintenance work that the money is needed for, as well as posters and other materials needed to help bring people who need a loving community and pastoral care to church.

I am used to the collection basket, where everyone puts in what they can afford. That is quite different from the dubious churches that ask people to pay their life savings.

Now, if you have read the Bible, you will find that the real quote is: "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." And the rest of it is: "Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. "Money is not a human or animal, it is an

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26Jan/16Off

Anger and Emotional Self-Expression

67Anger calls for movement and action, increased heart rate, and breathing. When expressed, anger doesn't linger or transform into rage. It is an emotion without intelligence, and the idea is to let it go and pay attention to what created the anger in the first place-what needs to change and how are you going to respond. Usually this step involves a form of communication to other people and to yourself.

Artists spend significant parts of their lives developing the most authentic ways to communicate their emotions, and most basic emotions can not be articulated into words. Composers and dancers focus on communicating and transforming the deepest emotions from something that can hurt them to something beautiful. It's a choice they make.

In theater, it's not a problem to attach an emotion to a sound and breath it out. You don't always need to wait for someone else to make you angry. Emotions build over time, and as you tap into them, they will decrease in intensity and you will feel more connected to your less intense emotions. Anxiety and tension block this process so a

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6Jan/16Off

Changing The Relationship You Have With Fear Using Tapping

ghWe need to learn to change the relationship to fear if we are to begin living our lives in a richer, more fulfilling way. Author and speaker, Itzhak Berry, calls it "The Inner Warrior" and stresses the need for us to welcome challenge and adversity as a pathway to growth and rebirth.

This is about not running away from fear but to see it as a part of a process towards your definition of success. As soon as you declare that you want something that you don't already have, you're creating a gap that needs to be filled. Sometimes that gap can lead to a feeling of dis-ease within us that can manifest as fear.

Whether we succeed or not in getting what we desire depends in part on the way in which we interact with this fear. Those who are the most successful in life may show up as those who don't experience fear. This is not necessarily true.

Some of the most famous performers in the world regularly feel physically ill before they go on stage. The difference between these individuals and those who shy

3Jan/16Off

Using the Emotional Freedom Technique to Optimize Your Health!

csGuide to Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique is a psychological acupuncture technique that is used to optimize emotional health. Although emotional health is still often overlooked, it is absolutely essential to our physical healing and health. Regardless of our devotion to proper lifestyle and diet, we can never achieve optimal preventive and healing powers if emotional barriers are still standing on the way.

Emotional Freedom Technique will help you:

  • Get rid of negative emotions
  • Eliminate or reduce pain
  • Reduce food cravings
  • Implement positive goals

The energy meridians used in EFT are similar to those that are used in acupuncture to treat emotional and physical ailments but without any invasiveness. Instead, tapping is used to input kinetic energy into various specific meridians on the chest and head while the individual thinks about their specific problem and voicing positive affirmation. The problem can be anything such as an addiction, pain or traumatic event.

The combination of voicing positive affirmations and tapping the energy meridians using your fingertips works to clear the emotional block from the body's bio-energy system. This restores your mind-body balance which is essential for the healing of physical disease