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Category Archives: Fitness

Managing fatigue in the workplace

Managing Fatigue in the workplace

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How tired your employees are during the day directly impacts not only your bottom line, but your company’s overall health and well-being. But there’s nothing you can do to combat fatigue at work—is there? Turns out, yes: In-office hours can be complemented by a host of strategies to encourage alert, engaged employees. Those might be as simple as brighter and lighter offices, or as involved as the availability of stress management tools. Meetings held outside, if possible, are another idea, as are healthier snacks in the vending machines. It’s helpful to talk to employees about well-being outside of the office,…

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How to choose stylish yet safe shades

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Most of us pick out our shades to accessorise our look. However, they are not just for looking stylish, they can save your eyesight. Sunburn to the eyes occurs whenever visible areas of the eye are exposed to the sun for more than 30 minutes. UV radiation from the sun can damage not only the skin of your eyelid but also the cornea, lens and other parts of the eye. UV exposure also contributes to the development of certain types of cataracts, growths on the eye and possibly macular degeneration. When shopping for shades, look out for: UV Protection Sunglasses…

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Things your dental X-rays can tell you

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For most of us, sparkling teeth and fresh breath indicate a healthy mouth, but there is more to oral health than that. When you visit the dentist, they will examine your mouth with a visual examination, but that doesn’t reveal everything they need to know. Dental X-rays allow dentists to accurately diagnose and treat dental problems early before they become more serious. Dental X-rays can showcase existing problems, but can also be preventive by diagnosing potential issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem. What is the use of X-RAYS Dental X-rays, called Intra-oral X-rays are the…

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7 Signs it’s time to go for an Eye Exam

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Our eyesight is something we tend to take for granted, until things start going wrong. Doctors recommend an eye exam every year to help you to stay on top of your eye health, but vision can change quite a bit over the course of a year. So if you’re over the age of 50 or show any of these signs schedule an exam more frequently. Here are 7 signs that you should get an eye exam You have difficulty driving at night and seeing street signs in the dark. You hold books or the newspaper further away from your face…

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5 dirtiest places to avoid in gym

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As you go to gym to get healthy, don’t pick up germs that can get you sick. Here are the places germs stick around in. Dumbbells and other free weights In the gym, hand weights and barbells are some of the most handled items, and are most likely to have the germs that carry common cold to influenza to gastrointestinal infections. The best thing to do is to use sanitizing wipes as you go from one piece of equipment to the next Shower and locker room floors Don’t go barefoot anywhere in the gym (even the yoga studio), otherwise you…

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How to help your kid grow strong bones

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Exercise, particularly high-impact activity, builds stronger bones in children, even for those who carry genetic variants that predispose them to bone weakness, according to new research. “While we have known for decades that physical activity during childhood builds up bone and confers lifelong benefits, we did not know whether the effects of activity depend on genetic risks for bone fragility,” said first author Jonathan A. Mitchell, Ph.D., a paediatric researcher and Instructor of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). “This study was the first to show that physical activity can counteract the negative effects of genetic variants that…

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How to exercise safely when you’re pregnant

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Keeping fit and exercising during your pregnancy has great benefits. Staying active can make your pregnancy easier, prepare you for labour and childbirth and lift your spirits. Here are a few things you can do to exercise safely Warm up Don’t forget to do a quick warm up such as five minutes of marching in place or slow walking. Preparing your muscles and joints for exercise and build your heart rate up slowly. Warming-up and jumping into strenuous activity before your body is ready could strain your muscles and ligaments and experience increased post-workout aches and pains. Keep moving If…

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4 Tips for a Healthier Weekend

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The weekend can be a danger zone when it comes to our health and weight-loss goals. During the week, we usually fall into a habit of having three steady meals, plan our snacks, fit in exercise at the same time and generally stay on track with positive behaviour, but the weekend is where it can all fall to pieces. If your healthy habits get kicked to the curb on the weekend, here are some tips to keep you on track Eat as if its a weekday When Saturday rolls around, sleeping in or running around with errands means you can easily…

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Simple ways to get heart healthy

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Many believe that heart health involves strenuous tasks and countless hours at the gym. But just 30 minutes of exercise five out of seven days a week can reduce heart attack risk by up to 50 percent. Here are some simple tips for a heart-healthy: Be active for at least 30 minutes a day Choose foods that are low in sodium and saturated fat Take steps to quit smoking Know your numbers. If your blood glucose (sugar), cholesterol, blood pressure, and/or BMI are abnormal, get treatment. If you want to get serious about protecting your heart, you can get a fitness…

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It’s all in the sweat: What new wearable sensors can reveal from your perspiration

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Engineers have developed the first fully integrated electronic system that can provide continuous, noninvasive monitoring of multiple biochemicals in sweat. The advance opens doors to wearable devices that alert users to health problems such as fatigue, dehydration and dangerously high body temperatures. Specifically, it is for a flexible sensor system that can measure metabolites and electrolytes in sweat, calibrate the data based upon skin temperature and sync the results in real time to a smartphone. “Human sweat contains physiologically rich information, thus making it an attractive body fluid for non-invasive wearable sensors,” said study principal investigator Ali Javey, a UC…

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