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How to Start Eating Healthier

How to Start Eating Healthier

If there’s one thing that you see more online or in magazines than anything else, it’s how to eat healthier. As well as the myriad of diets you can find, there are so many ideas on which foods are the healthiest and which ones you […]

A Simple Solution for Decreasing Family Caregiver Stress

A Simple Solution for Decreasing Family Caregiver Stress

As the population increases, a need for more caregiving is being given by people and some of them are not even healthcare professionals. Studies say about 1 in 3 adults in the United States alone provides care to older people as informal caregivers. A caregiver […]

Here’s Why You Need to Learn CPR

Here’s Why You Need to Learn CPR

You know all the tragic accidents you see on TV and you think like that’s never going to happen to you or people I care about.

That’s perfectly normal, it’s a defense mechanism. But if you find yourself in a situation where you are the only person who can save someone’s life, then knowing how to do a CPR is a must.

We spoke to Advanced Healthcare Education and they helped us understand why it is important to learn CPR.

It’s for everyone

The CPR procedure is designed so that everyone can provide the help needed. Just imagine how many lives could have been saved, or at least improved chances of survivability if CPR was administered in time.

Many Americans say that they wouldn’t know how to react in a situation when someone is having a cardiac arrest for example, either because they don’t feel capable of conducting a CPR or they can’t remember their training.

Help your loved ones

As we already mentioned, we think bad things will probably not happen to us, but if they do, and statistically many cardiac arrest or other accidents happen at home.

If you are able to perform a CPR in time, you just might be the hero that saved their loved one.

There is no place where accidents can’t happen and people immune to any sort of tragic event, so possessing the ability to help someone immediately, brings an immense joy to both you and the person affected.

There’s no greater victory than being able to save a life.

Helps boost confidence

CPR training gives you the knowledge to save a life in a critical situation. You alone have this power to be the person to react in any given situation and make decisions quickly when it really matters.

You don’t have to be a passive spectator anymore, knowing that you have the ability to help someone in need is a great confidence booster for other obstacles you come across in life.  

Additionally this is a new skill you can learn, an important skill that can save people. Tell your friends as well, you should all be trained to do this because you never know when you might need it.

It’s actually fun

CPR trainings are not your regular, passive school days where the teacher just gives you some information, and you as a student need to absorb it, without an actual opportunity to test what you’ve just been told.

Everything you hear and learn in CPR classes, you will also try in practice on the spot. These trainings are interactive and they guide you through realistic situations where you might need to use your newly obtained knowledge.

They are more of a simulation than standard, monotonous lecturing.

Learn something new

Life is all about new experiences, new food to taste, places to visit, and of course, skills to learn. This a unique opportunity to experience something new, and even learn a few things about yourself and your body.

Did you know that chest compression should be applied with the same tempo as some popular music has?

Stayin Alive by Bee Gees, Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper, Another one bites the dust by Queen are just some of the examples when a tempo in a song is perfect for a steady pressure needed when CPR is given.

How Cancers Happen

How Cancers Happen

Cancers are without a doubt one of the worst illnesses of the modern era, if not all times. We all feel at least a little bit uncomfortable when speaking about it. However, most people have a fundamental misunderstanding about how exactly cancer works and what […]

The Omnitrope Pen by Sandoz: The What Is Guide

The Omnitrope Pen by Sandoz: The What Is Guide

In case you don’t know, Omnitrope is a type of Somatropin that is safe to use, even on pregnant women. Omnitrope is expected not to harm an unborn baby. This somatropin is a form of growth hormone which is necessary for the growth of your […]

A Guide To Common Injuries

A Guide To Common Injuries

Everyone suffers some form of injury in their life whether this is during exercise, because of an accident or seemingly out of the blue. Although these are often minor and will heal by themselves, they can be problematic and stop you from doing daily activities, and in some cases, they will be injuries which keep on appearing over the years. It is for this reason why it is worth knowing what a few of the more common injuries are and how you can avoid them, as well as steps that you can take to treat the injury. Read on to find out more.

Back Injuries

Back injuries are the most common type as the back is involved in so much movement. Unfortunately, this can also be the hardest type of injury to deal with and keep you out of action for a while.

  • How to prevent them: 

Back injuries can be prevented by performing low-intensity exercises to strengthen back muscles, by using the correct lifting technique and by improving posture and avoiding sitting for too long.

  • How to manage the injury: 

Back injuries usually get better by themselves, but if it is too painful or the injury is not improving, then you should visit a specialist for back pain. They will be able to diagnose the injury with precision and determine the best treatment path.

Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are also very common particularly amongst runners and those that participate in sport. This is due to the heavy impact and weight placed on the joint which can make walking a challenge. Avoid this type of injury with weight loss, by avoiding high-impact activities and by strengthening leg muscles. Treatment usually involves rest, physical therapy and medication but it will depend on the exact injury – in some cases, you may need surgery.

Foot Injuries

Foot injuries are very common and can be difficult to treat as it is hard to rest your feet.

  • What is to blame?

As with knee injuries, heavy impact is often the culprit, so it is wise to avoid high impact exercises and to always wear supportive footwear. As mentioned, treatment can be difficult, and it will depend on the type of injury, but rest, physical therapy, compression therapy and sometimes surgery are used for treatment.

Achilles Tendonitis

Overuse of the Achilles can result in this painful injury which is particularly common among athletes. Achilles tendonitis is often as a result of increasing the duration or intensity of exercise, so this is best avoided, and instead, it should be a gradual increase. You should also always stretch prior to exercising and wear high-quality footwear. Achilles tendonitis is treated with rest, painkillers and a range of stretches and movements designed to eliminate pain and strengthen the tendon to prevent future injuries.

Injuries are a natural part of life with the above being a few of the more common injuries that people suffer from. It is frustrating as it can put you on the sidelines and make simple tasks a challenge, but this information should help you to take steps to prevent sustaining an injury and also provide knowledge for how you can go about treating the injury.

6 Tips for Healthy, Habitual Weight Loss

6 Tips for Healthy, Habitual Weight Loss

With so many fad diets and crazy fitness routines out there, it can be hard to know where to turn for healthy weight loss information. How can you drop a few pounds without compromising your nutrition? Which exercises will keep you fit without damaging your […]

The Surprising Health Benefits of Doing Extreme Sports

The Surprising Health Benefits of Doing Extreme Sports

More and more people are into extreme sports nowadays. People do it for fun, people do it for the adrenaline rush and some are, simply put, daredevils. Exploring human capabilities is fun and these sports are a true proof of that. Of course, doing an […]

The Upcoming Challenges for Smallholder Farmers and How to Overcome Them

The Upcoming Challenges for Smallholder Farmers and How to Overcome Them

When it comes to being naturally healthy, you need to look not just at what you eat, but where that food came from. Locally produced foods that you buy in-season, for example, will not only be the freshest, they will also contain the most nutrients and be the best for the environment. We are looking at a population increase of up to 9 billion in the next 30 years alone, and even if scientists extrapolate that our max population should taper out at around 12 billion, that still doesn’t make our food habits any less sustainable.

We need to support our local farmers more than ever, because not only are they the key to helping rural communities pull themselves out of poverty, they will also be key players in providing food security in the future. Local farmers can gain insight by reading up on the agri-inputs for smallholder farmers around the world and can work together in cooperatives to better their production and their productivity, but globally there are several key issues that still need to be addressed:

Challenge: Support Crop Growth Through Climate Change 

Climate change is our greatest adversary. The greenhouse gases we have unleashed onto the world have both helped and hurt us. We are now looking at unpredictable weather, global warming, and rising sea levels. Similarly, our farming practices have started to hurt the delicate natural balance. Farmers, corporations, and governments alike must band together to not only protect our food’s diversity but to also limit harmful practices like pesticide use.

Challenge: Increasing Global Production to Feed Growing Population Size

The more local farm growth occurs, the less burden there will be on farmers and on food production. Though new and innovative farming practices can help increase crop yields, it is the urban population that needs to step in. By growing vertical gardens, they can harvest fresh foods for themselves and lower CO2 levels. This won’t impact sales for farm-produce, it will only distribute the food more evenly throughout a growing population.

Challenges: Raising Up the Global Community 

Smallholder farmers are the pillar of their community, and very often in rural, poor areas if they suffer, their entire community suffers. There are many obstacles in their way, as well, from poor roadworks, infrastructure, and even a lack of education can hold these smallholder farmers back. For example, illiterate or those who do not have experience with technology will not be able to gain access to the free support offered by institutions and their own government. The global community must band together to support these smallholder farmers and help them devise a more economical, viable, and sustainable method of production to help boost rural communities and ensure food security.

The agricultural industry has always been critical to our survival, and it is about time we give this industry the respect it deserves and helps smallholder farmers everywhere regain their crop yields and move towards a more sustainable production model.

5 Important Things to Know about Female Incontinence

5 Important Things to Know about Female Incontinence

Female urinary incontinence is a problem that often goes undiagnosed, which leads to fewer people being treated and living more normal lives. There are many reasons a woman might develop urinary incontinence at some point in her life, including pregnancy and older age. Regardless, women […]