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28 2021 Nov
SMOKING: Things to Consider When Cutting Down To Quitting Completely

SMOKING: Things to Consider When Cutting Down To Quitting Completely

Deciding to stop smoking is an important and difficult choice. It’s also important that you choose the approach that will work best for you.You may decide to quit smoking completely or to reduce how many cigarettes you smoke gradually over time. If you decide to quit gradually, you’ll want to know how to use a good product and break quitting into manageable chunks.We believe that you’re doing something amazing by quitting smoking. Quitting is a journey, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.Things to Consider About Quitting GraduallyWhen deciding whether to quit gradually, you’ll want to think about these things:• You gain the flexibility to reduce your habit bit by bit.• You can...

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21 2021 Nov
What is Obesity and Its Causes?

What is Obesity and Its Causes?

Obesity is a chronic and severe lifestyle disorder in which excess fat accumulates in the tissues of the body to an extent that it triggers numerous health problems. Obesity is particularly harmful once it triggers numerous other illnesses in the body, such as diabetes, heart disease and gynecological complaints. Nevertheless, it is a reversible condition that can be successfully treated, by adhering to a healthy, active lifestyle, unless it manifests in very severe forms, wherein prescription medicines and surgery may be necessary. Obesity negatively influences the quality of life of the affected person, leading to tendencies of shame, guilt, low self-esteem, sexual problems and depressio...

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14 2021 Nov
WHAT IS DIABETES AND 4 STEPS TO AVOID IT?

WHAT IS DIABETES AND 4 STEPS TO AVOID IT?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells. The Science Behind Diabetes The digestive system converts carbohydrates into glucose that enters the blood stream. Cells absorb the glucose with the help of a hormone called insulin, which is made by the pancreas. Beta cells in the pancreas make insulin and release i...

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07 2021 Nov
What is Menopause and Its Symptoms?

What is Menopause and Its Symptoms?

Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It's diagnosed after you've gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s. Menopause is a natural biological process. But the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy or affect emotional health. There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy. SYMPTOMS In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience these signs and symptoms: · Irregular periods · Vaginal dryness · Hot flashes · Chills · Night sweats · Sleep problems · Moo...

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31 2021 Oct
Parenting & Behavior Management Strategies: For Toddlers

Parenting & Behavior Management Strategies: For Toddlers

PARENTING & BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES (TODDLER) Parenting is a family’s approach to raising a child. Teaching your toddler appropriate behaviors and responses is a big part of it. When deciding how to discipline your baby, it’s important to research different strategies and choose the approach that works for your child and family. Don’t be afraid to mix and match strategies as long as they work at helping your toddler learn in a positive way, and you are consistent with what you do. Tantrums and big emotions? Sounds like toddlerhood! Toddlers are likely to get upset and misbehave at some point – it’s all part of their normal learning process. How parents and caregivers respond...

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24 2021 Oct
What is Insomnia and How To Beat It?

What is Insomnia and How To Beat It?

WHAT IS INSOMNIA? Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep. The condition can be short-term (acute) or can last a long time (chronic). It may also come and go. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks. Insomnia is chronic when it happens at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more. 10 TIPS TO BEAT INSOMNIA If you are suffering from insomnia, there are many steps you can take to change behaviors and lifestyle to help you get to sleep. Here are some tips for beating insomnia. Wake up at the same time each day. It is tempting to sleep late on weekends, especially if you have had poor sleep during the week. However, if you suffer f...

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17 2021 Oct
What is a Sedentary Lifestyle and Its Consequences?

What is a Sedentary Lifestyle and Its Consequences?

SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE: TIPS TO COUNTER ITS EFFECTS ON HEALTH A sedentary lifestyle is a real health problem, as much as other issues that are talked about more, such as poor nutrition or smoking. With the increasing prevalence of office work, Canadians are increasingly exposed to the negative health effects of physical inactivity. Yet habits that are easy to adopt and simple to implement can help prevent them. In what follows, our kinesiologists discuss the issue of physical inactivity that particularly affects office workers and its health consequences. You will also find advice on how to avoid physical inactivity. THE CURRENT SITUATION In the field of health, sedentary living refers to a...

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10 2021 Oct
What is ADHD?

What is ADHD?

What Is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that affects how you pay attention, sit still, and control your behavior. It happens in children and teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in children. Boys are more likely to have it than girls. It’s usually spotted during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention. ADHD can't be prevented or cured. But spotting it early, plus having a good treatment and education plan, can help a child or adult with ADHD manage their symptoms. ADHD Symptoms 1. Inattentive. A child with ADHD: Is easily distracted| Doesn't follow...

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03 2021 Oct
Bad to the Bones: What to Avoid for Bone Health

Bad to the Bones: What to Avoid for Bone Health

Here are list of things to avoid for a healty bones. 1. Too Much Salt The more salt you eat, the more calcium your body gets rid of, which means it’s not there to help your bones. Foods like breads, cheeses, chips, and cold cuts have some of the highest counts.You don’t have to cut salt out entirely, but aim for less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day. 2. Binge Watching It’s fine to enjoy your favorite show. But its way too easy to spend endless hours in front a screen, nestled on your couch. When it becomes a habit to lounge, you don’t move enough and your bones miss out.Exercise makes them stronger. It’s best for your skeleton when your feet and legs carry the weight of your body,...

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19 2021 Sep
5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD REDUCE STRESS IN YOUR LIFE

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD REDUCE STRESS IN YOUR LIFE

Stress is a daily emotion we feel; some of us more than others, which is true for the majority of the population that need to balance their careers and their personal lives. Whatever we do, problems will always arise, and stress would keep coming back. A lot of people think since we always feel it, stress is something to accept. It’s true our tolerance for it seems to increase over time, but chronic stress has more substantial consequences than we imagine. It can lead to many illnesses like heart disease and even cancer. It can also leave a negative impact on our lifestyles. That’s why it’s important to look for places to relieve our stress so that we can get these five benefits that’ll k...

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