Rethinking diet and health in the modern day

Rethinking Diet And Health In The Modern Day Wellbeing

Rethinking diet and health in the modern day

So what is healthy?  Well, if you were asked that question you would likely say: to eat appropriately, to exercise and to get check-ups at your local GP.  And you’d be right!  Taking the appropriate steps to live this way is a little more tricky, but completely and totally worth it.

It’s also worth knowing the benefit of developing a keen sense of awareness on new information about health.  Discoveries are being made all the time, and new habits and fitness trends are less of a ‘flavour of the week!’ and more compounding in their evidence.  The prevalence of online information is perfect for this sort of enquiry, as the possibility of researching more and more into the science behind certain ‘fad diets’ allows for a deeper and more wholesome understanding of the marketing behind it.

There have been many health discoveries in the last 10 years.  If you work and have the usual responsibilities that come with life, it can be difficult to try and keep up with them all.  How do you know which will work better and what’s realistic to include in your diet?

 

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Infection-fighting life changes that are really catching on

Infection-Fighting Life Changes That Are Really Catching On

Infection-fighting life changes that are really

catching on

There are all sorts of problems that having an infection can lead to, as well as the fact that the infection itself can be a nuisance and a pain.  If you find that you’re the kind of person who’s prone to infections, it might be worthwhile trying to do something about it.  As it happens, there are plenty of approaches you can take to try and make sure that you don’t get infections quite as often, and it’s worth looking into what those are so that you can approach the situation better in the future.  In this article, we are going to look at some of the lifestyle changes that can really make a big difference when it comes to fighting off those pesky infections.

Infection-Fighting Life Changes That Are Really Catching On

Make Yourself Aware

One of the biggest things you can do is to make yourself more aware of just how easy it is to get infections – and how easy it can be to fight them off.  As long as you know as much as possible about this, you should be able to find it easier to fight off any infections that might appear, and stop them in the first place.  Obviously, this is the best option and is the one that you should aim for as much as possible.  It also helps to be aware of the many consequences of having an infection, so that you can really appreciate the importance of protecting yourself.  Patient.info is just one example of what can happen if you leave an infection alone.

 

Eat The Good Stuff

One of the biggest factors in how well your body fights infections is what you eat.  If you’re always treating yourself to processed foods and sugary drinks, then you’re not allowing your body to develop quite the same level of response to any infections that you might get.  If you eat plenty of whole foods and drink lots of water instead, you’ll find that your body fights off infections much more easily, more quickly and without too much hassle.  Make sure you eat plenty of fruit and veg, because these will help to make sure your body keeps infections at bay.

 

Maintain Your Weight

Although some find it hard to maintain a decent weight, it’s important to, if you want to keep infections away as much as you can.  As long as you focus on being a healthy weight, you’ll find that it really does help to boost your immune system.  And that means you’re less likely to develop an infection in the first place, and helps to ensure that any infection you do get will be dealt with much more easily. 

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How to Help a Friend in Need

How to Help a Friend in Need

How to Help a Friend in Need

Have you got a friend going through personal struggles who you want to help?  Even when it comes to the people closest to us, knowing how to give help may not always be obvious.  Here’s some advice for giving the right support:

How to Help a Friend in Need

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Educate yourself

Understanding the problem may mean doing some research.  You don’t want to give them the wrong advice and support and end up making matters worse.  The root of the problem could be anything from grief, to an addiction, to work-related stress, to relationship problems.  Ask them for their input and do your own research online.  By educating yourself, you’ll be better prepared for helping them.  You can even research solutions to the problem together.

Know the boundaries

Knowing the boundaries can be tricky.  Some friends might not want help, but may need it – and while you don’t want to force your help on them, you may need to keep on at them before you get through to them.  In other cases, friends may be too reliant on you to the point that you feel like they’re taking advantage.  In these cases, you might need to distance yourself and try to encourage them to be more independent.

Learn to listen

Not all friends may be looking for advice.  Some people just need someone to talk to, a way to vent their problems.  Make sure you’re taking the time to listen to your friend instead of constantly giving your opinion.  Being too opinionated could stop them trusting you.

Lift some of the burden

If your friend is having to deal with a lot of responsibilities, consider small gestures that might be able to lift some of the burden.  This could include inviting over your friend for a meal so they don’t have to cook, babysitting children for them or helping with housework.  These small gestures will help build trust and make it easier to help them.

Seek outside help

Outside help could be required in many cases.  This might be anything from bereavement counselling to drug rehab, depending on the circumstances.  Try discussing the option of seeking outside support with your friend.  They might be reluctant to see a professional, so you may need to do some persuading.  There are lots of options out there to discuss such as group therapy sessions or individual counselling.

Be a healthy distraction

You might not want to make every meeting with your friend about the issue at hand.  Sometimes being a positive distraction can really make a difference.  This could include going on a day out with them and completely getting away from the issue.  They may then be able to overcome their problems while realising that there is still fun to be had.  

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Getting everything you need from a plant-based diet

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Getting everything you need from a plant-based diet

Nowadays increasing numbers of people are opting to take on an entirely plant-based diet. This is usually called veganism, because it excludes the use of any kind of animal product. This means no more meat, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatine, and animal fat. The most common reason for taking on this lifestyle tends to be for the sake of animals, as millions are exploited, harmed and killed every year for the sake of human consumption. Other reasons include environmental factors (because factory farming creates more methane gas than any other industry and contributes to deforestation) and health reasons (animal products have been linked to various serious health complaints).

 

One of the main concerns of those considering a vegan lifestyle is whether they will be able to get everything they need from an entirely plant-based diet. In short, the answer is yes, you can get everything you need to thrive on a vegan diet. To help you along, here’s how to source some nutrients and vitamins that are commonly associated with consuming animal products!

 

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Costa Rica ~ the best ways to relax body and mind

Costa Rica the Best Ways to Relax Body and Mind Waterfalls Wellbeing Holiday Unwind

Costa Rica ~ the best ways to relax body and mind

When you’re looking to book your next well-deserved holiday, you should consider Costa Rica!

Why?

Because you can do as little or as much as you like…

sounds good to me!

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Review of Palmistry app

Review of Palmistry App Palm Reading Chiromancy Chirognomy

Review of Palmistry app

 I’m a very spiritual person, what with being reiki-attuned, a certified crystal healer and with a recent fascination with the moon and astrology.  My hunger for ‘deeper’ or ‘other level’ things is growing.

…which is why I was really excited to hear of this palm reading app.

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Perks of confident English speaking skills

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Perks of confident English speaking skills

It’s no secret that English is probably the most universal language on this planet. It’s used all over the place, in just about every medium you can imagine, and if something has an alternative language option, you could probably safely bet that English is the non-alternative option. That’s just how it is nowadays, the English language has made its way into all sorts of media, be it movies, cartoons, advertising, music, and despite a lot of things getting translated into other languages, English is still most definitely a language worth knowing. It might not be as exotic as some other languages, like Japanese or Greek, but it is arguably more useful. Regardless of whether you are a business owner, or working for yourself, fluent English language skills are most definitely something that would go nicely on your CV.

Perks of Confident English Speaking Skills

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The workouts that will get you started each morning

The workouts that will get you started each morning

If getting yourself up and started in the morning is something that holds you back from being all that you can be, then fear not as there are ways to combat this. Well, you could drink yourself a nice, hot cup of coffee for starters! Or, you could go for a far healthier and far more fulfilling option – working out.  Yes, working out is the best way to get you started in the morning and get your day up and running in the best way possible.  And there are some workouts out there that are better suited to mornings than others.  To see just a few of them, read on…

The Workouts That Will Get You Started Each Morning

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Win a Neyland Star Tartan Wingback Tub Chair

Win a Neyland Star Tartan Wingback Tub Chair

We all relish the thought of relaxing in a comfy chair don’t we?

A chair that’s not only comfy but supportive, stylish and hard-wearing and a tub chair ticks all the boxes!  They were traditionally designed to keep in warmth by a fireplace.  So why break with tradition?

Dreaming of curling up in a tub chair…

We might not need the warmth in our modern living but don’t let that stop you dreaming of curling up in a tub chair with a cat, a cuppa on a small side table and your favourite book in hand.

But why dream?

But why dream?  You could be living the dream and cosying up in this competition from Tub Chairs to win a chair (worth £245).  Simply enter by retweeting the status below and following @Tub_Chairs on twitter (and don’t forget to read their terms and conditions.)  Competition is open to UK residents and ends on 31st January 2018.  You’ve got to be in it to win it!

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How do you cosy up in your favourite comfy chair?   I’d love to know.  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere. Thanks!

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Everything Has A Place And Other Time-Saving Saviours

Everything Has A Place And Other Time-Saving Saviours

I know, the title has followed that rather generic, “It’s December so we need to focus on next year” formula, but that’s just part of the yearly song we all love singing along to.  However, unlike all the other blogs that do the super-generic thing of a) talking about New Year’s resolutions you should keep, b) how to lose weight in January or c) making more money next year, we’re going to focus on the most valuable commodity out there – time.

 

You can’t get it back once it’s been spent, you can’t grow it, buy it, manufacture it or press pause on it, and that’s what makes it so valuable.

 

Everything Has A Place And Other Time-Saving Saviours

So, without wasting any more of yours, here are the best ways you can use your time more efficiently in 2018:

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