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Christmas Calamities: Your Festive Problems Solved

Christmas Calamities: Your Festive Problems Solved

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Christmas, that most wonderful time of the year… and one of the most stressful! To make sure your festivities go without a hitch, we have compiled a list of common festive woes, with some tips on how to solve them. Consider it our present to you!

The fairy lights aren’t working

We are sure you have been here before. You string your festive lights around your home and the Christmas tree, turn on the switch with high expectations and…nothing! Chances are, it’s only one bulb that is causing the issue, but when that blows, so does your indoor winter wonderland.

Tip: Buy encapsulated LED lights as they don’t have any troublesome bulbs. Alternatively, buy your lights from a reputable dealer, and remember, you get what you pay for. Cheap lights are probably not going to be reliable. Be sure to buy a spare set too, so if all fails the first time around, you have something to fall back on.

You don’t know what gifts to buy

Whether it’s the difficult to buy for man in your life or a friend or relative who seems to have everything they could possibly want, there will be times when you are stuck for present ideas. You want to avoid a disappointed face on Christmas day, so what should you do?

Tip: Forego the idea of a physical present, and think of something unique. It may be a season pass to the cinema or a booking at a nearby spa. Provided you know a little bit about the person’s tastes, you should be able to find something to their liking, even if it isn’t wrapped up in fancy paper and a sparkling bow.

You have one dinner guest too many

You are looking forward to spending Christmas with your nearest and dearest, but days before the big day, you discover that your partner’s long-lost cousin is coming for lunch with his bothersome brood, and you just don’t know how you are going to accommodate them.

Tip: You could turn all the lights off and leave a note on the door telling them you’re away skiing for the winter, so sorry for the inconvenience. Alternatively, you could prepare in advance for unexpected guests by buying extra dining chairs and dining products, and asking your extra guests to contribute to the Christmas meal. Another solution would be ditch dinner at home completely, and book a table at the nearest restaurant, and let the staff deal with your extended family’s demands.

You have forgotten to defrost the turkey

You have peeled the sprouts and prepared the pudding, but on Christmas Eve you realise you have forgotten to take the turkey out of the freezer. You don’t mind eating the meat cold, but not when it’s a block of ice. When it’s your head on the block and not the turkeys, what are you supposed to do?

Tip: A turkey normally requires two days to defrost thoroughly, but if you are in a hurry, submerge the turkey in a bowl of water. Your turkey will thaw at a rate of 30 minutes per pound, so we will let you do the math. Alternatively, save the turkey for Boxing Day, and serve one of these tasty alternatives on Christmas Day instead.

Finally

We have only covered a few of your Christmas problems, but they should go some way to ensuring the festive season isn’t a complete turkey this year. If you have further festive tips for our readers, be sure to let us know. Merry Christmas!

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Do you Feel Tired all the Time? – Check These 4 Surprising Reasons

By Guest Blogger Nicole N.

Do you Feel Tired all the Time? – Check These 4 Surprising Reasons

We all get tired, that’s a given; if you’ve punched in ten-twelve hours at the office, couldn’t sleep all night, did some serious spring cleaning and what not, of course you will feel exhausted. However, if you feel constant fatigue and are desperate for a nap after doing the bare minimum like climbing two flights of stairs or you start losing your sharpness and focus after only two hours of work, there is a good chance that an underlying issue might be at hand. If any of this rings a bell, it is time to dive into this list of potential reasons and find out what is causing you to feel worn out, so let’s begin.

Anemia

The culprit of fatigue and perpetual sense of exhaustion can be found in a staggering number of health issues. This is why it’s highly important to listen to your body and look for other signals it’s sending you in order to get your body in its natural healthy state. For instance, according to Mayo Clinic, if you notice that your skin is quite pale or even yellowish, your heartbeats are irregular, feet and hands cold, or you’re experiencing shortness of breath, dizziness and in the worst case scenario chest pain, you are looking at anemia. Anemia is a condition that occurs when your body isn’t producing a sufficient number of red blood cells, or it does but your body is destroying them. Two most common types of this health condition are iron deficiency anemia and vitamin B-12. The good news is, this condition is completely treatable; you just need to pay attention to the messages your body is sending you, and if you notice these symptoms, turn to your physician so you can get things under control and bring the spring back in your step.

Leaky gut syndrome

When presented alone, chronic fatigue and exhaustion can mean a number of things. However, when followed by an additional set of symptoms consisting of bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, aches and pains, there is a good possibility that you are suffering from leaky gut syndrome. The definition of this condition is perplexing, but put in simple terms, it is like having holes in your intestines, which in turn allow for particles that shouldn’t enter your bloodstream to do so. Inflammation in the body is the first symptom of this condition, but it’s a dangerous one as it can be the cause of  numerous other diseases.  Once you notice these symptoms, your first approach to tackling the problem should definitely be high-quality probiotics that will restore your bowel health. Another good idea is to do a colon cleanse using natural ingredients such as organic apple cider vinegar and honey. Apple cider vinegar serves as a prebiotic for healthy bacteria in the gut and it eliminates Candida overgrowth which causes fatigue among other more serious problems such as depression and yeast infections. If, however, your condition takes a turn for the worse and additional problems arise with your thyroid gland, weight gain, mood swings and skin inflammation, don’t waste any time before you turn to your physician for help.

Sedentary lifestyle

This particular cause of your fatigue is one that is quite common, especially in this day and age when a large portion of the population spends hours on end sitting, whether due to the nature of their job or simply because we spend an excessive amount of time pealed to a computer or TV. We might not see this as an issue, but a recent research by Queen’s University Belfast begs to differ. It states that prolonged sitting is just as bad for our health as smoking and its symptoms range from soreness, pain in your neck, stiffness, back pain, to chronic headaches, all this on top of a sense of constant tiredness. The news gets even worse, because  when disregarded, the condition can lead to the deterioration of spine, and development of heart conditions, all ‘thanks’ to the lack of movement. The solution is simple, and of course, it revolves around physical activity; once you get those legs moving, you will fix the damage caused by prolonged sitting, improve your metabolism and keep your heart strong and healthy.

Sleep deprivation

One of the reasons for your lack of focus and tiredness is definitely lack of quality sleep, but this problem is more often than not taken seriously enough. More than a ‘worn out’ feeling, poor sleep, if frequent and constant, can weaken the immune system, cause depression and memory problems, brain fog, and even hallucinations. In order to ‘take back the night’ and get your much needed quality snooze time, cut caffeine, alcohol and nicotine from your life. Get a sound machine if you are a light or troubled sleeper; sprinkle a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow – the soothing effects of it are truly amazing.

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How to Setup a Hookah

How to Setup a Hookah

 

Shishas which are also known as hookahs are traditional Middle Eastern devices that were used by people to inhale smoke. The hookahs are now famous across the world in many countries. Enjoying hookah when you are at a lounge or a café is one thing but what if you are looking into buying and setting up your own? If you are looking for a guide to setting up your hookah, then this guide that Shisha Heart provided is your best option!

Step 1: Clean the hookah

Before using the hookah, you should use water and a soft brush to clean the hookah (if it is the first time using it). Do this for every part of it. Once you finish washing it leave it for 3-5 minutes to settle.

Step 2: Pour cold water and some ice cubes into the vase.

Pour enough cold water and add ice cubes until one inch of the metal stem Is covered (slightly more does not hurt).

Step 3: Place the hookah shaft into the glass base.

Slowly press the shaft into the base, so the metal stem is in the water (1 inch or more). If the rubber does not fit, you can add a bit of water and dish soap to ease it in.

Step 4: Connect the hoses

Insert the hoses in the holes on the side of the metal shaft. Precisely as the base those holes should fit tight. Failing to install them correctly, will result in air leakage and the hookah will lack performance.

Step 5: Check the air flow.

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Place your hand on the top of the shisha stem and try to block the entrance of the air in the hookah. Then you should inhale through the hose. If you manage to inhale any air, it means that a connection does not fit correctly and you should check them all and try again. If you still manage to inhale air, then it means that probably one of your seals is broken and you should probably need a replacement.

Step 6: Place the metal tray on top of the Shisha shaft.

This metal tray is responsible for catching the ashes or coals when they fell off the hookah.

Step 7: Stir and mix the shisha.

Shisha flavor is tobacco that is marinated in liquids which contain specific flavors. The fluids often settle to the bottom of the package. Therefore, you should try to stir them before adding the flavor to your hookah.

Step 8: Break up the shisha and place it in the bowl.

Plump up chunks of the shisha flavor (to allow airflow) and add them to the bowl. Fill the container nearly to the top. Overfilling the pan will result in burned taste. Press the chunks a bit to make them flat.

Step 9: Cover the bowl with foil.

 

Place a stretched piece of foil on the top of the container bowl. Compress it around the edges of the pan. You can also use a coal screen for this purpose. However, most hookah lovers prefer the foil. After this pole several holes with a toothpick. The optimal number of holes is 12. When you finish with the bowl, place it on the top of the shaft.

Step 10: Light some coals.

If you use quick burn coals, you should hold them with tongs over a nonflammable are and light them with a lighter.

If you are using natural coals, you should place them directly on a stove or electric burner for 10-12 minutes.

Step 11: Transfer the coals to the foil

Place two or three coals on the foil. Allow 3-5 minutes before starting to inhale. A common mistake that many hookah lovers are doing is placing the coals in the center. Putting coals in the middle burns the shisha flavor and results to a short session.

Step 12: Enjoy your session

The procedure of setting up your hookah will get quicker over time. Now it is time to relax and enjoy smoking your hookah.

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Bulking Up: How to Gain Weight Fast and Safely

Bulking Up: How to Gain Weight Fast and Safely

With the number of dieters trying to lose weight and eat less, there is a smaller amount of people who are trying just as hard to gain body mass. They may be looking for more muscles or just some extra fat to keep warm during winter, but the lack of focus on this struggle can make the battle even tougher.

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It can be a frustrating hunt on the web for advice when you would like nothing better than to see those numbers rise – and everyone keeps categorizing calorie-dense food as unhealthy and something to steer clear off. Celery sticks and cucumbers, on the other hand, seem to be perfect snack options.

Not for us. Here is a generous portion of tips on how to gain weight a bit faster while still staying true to those health and fitness goals.

Eat frequently

The formula is just as simple for those looking to bulk up as those trying to shed some weight. When you eat more calories than your body is able to burn, you’re going to gain weight – and when you’re burning more calories than you’re consuming, you’re inevitably going to lose weight.

As simple as the formula is, it’s not always that easy to keep the calorie intake on the high at all times – especially not when your body tends to burn a ridiculous amount of energy when you’re not even paying attention.

Try to incorporate meals that are easy to eat on the go, such as smoothies and granola bars, and make sure your choices are calorie-dense while still being healthy. Bread, bananas, peanut butter – keep it coming, and remember that the healthy foods dieters are steering clear off are the perfect options for bulking up. Livestrong has a great list of foods you should choose, by the way, so help yourself.

Eat protein

As the building blocks of our body, so to speak, protein is your best friend when trying to gain weight. It is the single most important nutrient for gaining weight healthily and safely, so fill your fridge with eggs, chicken, and beans.

Keep in mind that protein tends to fill you up quite quickly, which is why it’s perfect for people who are looking to lose weight rather than gain it. If you’ve enjoyed a protein-dense breakfast such as eggs or Greek yogurt, try to remind yourself to eat a bit more during the day.

You may feel full, but you still need to reach that golden amount of calories that makes those numbers on the scale increase. Have a look at HomeSpaSelect for some reviews on the best scales as well, so that you get to track your weight gain journey accurately. It makes it a lot easier to remind yourself to eat more when you’re stuck at the same numbers.

While we all love food, it’s not easy to change the way your body looks. Make sure you have a chat with your doctor if you are underweight, by the way, as there may be an underlying problem you should deal with before you are able to increase your weight.

They may be able to give you more advice as well, so hand over your questions and have another portion in the meantime.

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Shoe Lifespan: How Often Should You Replace Them?

By Guest Blogger Sarah J.

Shoe Lifespan: How Often Should You Replace Them?

 

Our shoes are some of the most useful and desired possessions we own.  A good pair of running or tennis shoes is a must for every person, especially those who exercise or participate in any activity that has us on our feet for some time. When we find shoes that offer us the right support, it may be hard to say goodbye to them, but unfortunately, every pair of good shoes has a lifespan.

 

Why Replace?

 

Wearing shoes beyond their life limit can actually hurt your feet.  The lack of support is caused by the compressing of the cushioning and the shrinking of the sole from the many thousands of steps you may have taken. Shin splints and plantar fasciitis are a few of the issues that can be caused by shoes that no longer offer what you need.

 

Signs It’s Time

 

There are some obvious signs to look for if you are concerned your shoes are too worn to be used. The soles become thinner and don’t offer as much support as they once did.  The tread may be little or bare which can cause slipping hazards, and the interior of the shoe may show signs of wear, especially if you walk using one side of your foot more than the other.

 

If you look at your shoes and see wrinkles along the bottom or the sides of the sole, then it is time to replace them.  This means the support cushions have been broken down. Also, if the top of the shoe around the ankle has any wrinkles, dents, or appear to be worn, it may be time to look for a new pair as well.

 

Timeline for Shoes

 

Shoes do have a lifespan. Runners and athletes go through shoes much more quickly than the average person.  If your shoes display any of the signs of the damage mentioned above or if you run approximately four days per week, then you should consider replacing your shoes every six months.  It is also a good idea to invest in more than one pair so you can alternate them.

 

Rotating between pairs will help extend their lifespan and your wallet’s contents as well. Consider having two or more pairs ready to go.  Old shoes can also be recycled or given away if there is any life left in them. Old shoes can be used around the house as well, especially for outdoor work such as yard work.

 

Take Care of Your Shoes

 

Caring for your shoes can extend their life a bit. It is important that your shoes dry between use. Otherwise, you may get Athletes foot or a fungus. If you decide to wash them using a washing machine, let them air dry instead of using the dryer. The heat from a dryer and the constant motion can cause extra wear and a faster breakdown of the shoes.

 

If your insoles become flat or unsupportive, try using sole inserts which have different support points that can suit your needs. Keep in mind that if the exterior is too broken down, then the inserts won’t be useful at all.

 

Our beloved shoes are selected because of their comfort, size, and appearance. There are shoes for everyone, including workout gurus, athletes, avid walkers, etc. They do have a lifespan, but with some decent care and an extra pair or two, you can extend the life of your shoes.  Watch out for signs such as wrinkling or wearing of the sole and tread.  These are red flags that it may be time for a more comfortable and supportive replacement.

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Bio: Sarah writes for https://kickschoice.com. She wants to spread awareness about foot and leg health so that people can take better care of the limbs that support their whole body.

 

Don’t Wait For Bad Weather To Reach You – Have A Plan Ahead Of Problems

Don’t Wait For Bad Weather To Reach You – Have A Plan Ahead Of Problems

There have been so many heartbreaking stories in the news lately of people losing their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods because of terrible weather. It certainly makes us all pause for thought as we wonder how we would cope if it happened to us. Where would your kids sleep, and how would you make repairs to your property? Would you know who to call and where to go for help?

Most of us have an emergency plan in place should we be caught in a house fire. We practice our exit route and make sure the fire alarms are working. But what do you do after the fire is out? The same applies to flooding, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Few of us have a plan of action should our home be uninhabitable. Here’s how to make sure you and your family are cared for if disaster strikes:

Phone

Not everybody knows their own number. It’s important that you do because if you need to leave it behind you need a replacement quickly. Most of our data like contact details of loved ones are stored in the cloud. Even if your phone is destroyed, you can retrieve the data and get hold of the people best suited to help you. Memorize passwords to social media accounts like Facebook. This will be the first place loved ones will look for you. Most of us have instant alerts to activity on these accounts too.

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Insurance

Lots of us have got into the habit of shopping around for our insurance every year to make sure we have the best deal. The problem with this is we can forget who our current insurer is! Make sure you always have a photo of the document or emailed copy of any insurance policy. These will also be in the cloud waiting for you to log in from your new device. You can then contact your insurer to make a claim.

When it comes to buildings insurance, some companies won’t pay out for ‘Acts of God’. However, they’re not all heartless! Most insurance companies will provide immediate help and sort out a hotel and other provisions should you become homeless. Double check your coverage next time you take out a policy.

Cash

If your bank cards and cash are lost, you need to know how to get hold of your bank to give you quick access to money. You might need to pay for a hotel or buy your family a couple of meals. You might even need clothes and footwear. Fortunately, Twitter can help here. Search for your bank, and chances are you’ll find a live operator ready to tweet back a phone number you can call to get help. Never give your account details or full name on Twitter.

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Shelter

When there has been a huge scale disaster like the ones we’ve seen on the news lately, you need to find shelter. If there is time, pack the essentials like clothes, medicines, weatherproofs, food, and water. The emergency response teams will direct you to a local shelter and may assist you with getting there.

Of course, if you are already packed to go, you can get out quicker. Why not keep a packed wheelie case or backpack with photocopies of your most important documents? You can add a fresh set of clothes for each member of the family, a couple of days of your meds, and some other essentials for an emergency. Wrap them all up in a plastic bag inside in case you need to wade through floodwater.

Return

When you have the OK to go back, you need to start finding the best people to tackle the damage. Start with insurance approved companies like ServiceMaster that can get rid of all the hazardous materials in your home. Repairs can take time, so you need to assess if any part of your home is safe enough to be habitable. If not, hire a caravan or book a long-term hotel.

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You might have secured some of your property during the course of the year. Summer and winter maintenance checks help you keep your house in good condition. When you look after your property routinely, you can help minimize the damage that might occur during a storm. Clearing gutters, vents, and drains can help prevent problems occurring in the first place.

We all hope nothing bad ever happens. But if you have a clear and concise plan in place, you’ll be able to cope should the worst happen. Take care.

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Confidence Is Key: Addressing Your Causes Of Low Self-Esteem

Confidence Is Key: Addressing Your Causes Of Low Self-Esteem

Sadly, I encounter too many girls that grow up with low self-esteem issues. This doesn’t mean they hate everything about themselves and wish they looked entirely different. It can mean there are a couple of things that really get them down and they pray they can change. When you think like this, you lose confidence in yourself. It can make you not want to go out as much as you don’t like the way you look.

Confidence is the key to living a happy and fulfilling life, so it’s time you got yours back! I’ve listed some of the main causes of low self-esteem, with some tips on how to address them for good.

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Your Eyebrows

I remember the days when almost nobody cared about their eyebrows. Nowadays, they’re a crucial part of everyone’s look. If you’re born with really light eyebrows, it can be torture for you as it looks like you have none. Likewise, some people have really bushy eyebrows or ones in bad shape – there are loads of possibilities. Fixing an eyebrow issue can vary depending on how bad it is. For poorly shaped ones, it’s just a case of plucking and adjusting the style. You can draw on eyebrows if they’re too light, or get a permanent eyebrow tattoo. If you have a little click here, you can see a whole article I wrote about one type of eyebrow treatment called a Brow Lift. Check it out if you’re conscious of your brows and want to improve the way they look.

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Your Body

This is a very vague point because there are so many elements of your body that cause self-esteem issues. Some people wish they weren’t so heavy, and think they’re fat. Others want to have a bigger bum or more toned legs. There are plenty of girls that want bigger breasts or slimmer arms. Most of, if not all, of these problems, can be solved with a healthy diet and exercise. Plus, as seen on Top9Rated, you can get natural breast enhancement products too. Whatever your body problems may be, there’s always a way to fix them and make you feel more confident when you’re stood naked in front of a mirror.

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Your Hair

Your hair is another part of you that causes most low self-esteem issues. We want a thick head of healthy hair, but sometimes that’s not what we have. Thankfully, dealing with this issue is very easy. There are lots of natural hair treatments you can try, such as using coconut oil to condition your hair. You could also take vitamins like biotin to help strengthen your hair and make it look better too.

No matter what issues you have with the way you look, there are always ways to address them. Stop being so negative about your appearance, focus on the things you like about yourself, and improve the things you dislike. This will make you more confident, and you’ll feel so great for once. You’ll walk down the street with this newfound confidence, and it makes you feel elated.

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Common Myths of Aging Revealed

Common Myths of Aging Revealed

One of the facts of life is that we are all getting older. Whether we like to admit it or not, it is happening to all of us. But how we deal with it, as well as how we cope can be completely personal. Sometimes the challenge can be the number of transitions that we have to go through all at once. That can take its toll on us and affect how we see ourselves and how we feel. Declining health, changes in family life, and perhaps even a loss of independence can all occur as we begin the aging process.

Anxiety is also something that can make the aging process worse. We can worry about what might happen to us or to family members. We might worry about their health or situation, just as much as our own. Will we lose our mind? Will we end up in a wheelchair? It can go from one extreme to the other. So here are some myths about aging to set the record straight. You don’t want to make things worse for yourself by stressing about getting older and all that it brings.

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Dementia is Inevitable

Myth number one is that dementia is inevitable as we get older. Many medical professionals will tell us just how we should treat dementia if it does happen to us or to our loved ones. While it isn’t inevitable, it can happen. But it should be treated as a regular medical condition. Don’t just dismiss it as a normal part of aging, if it happens to you or someone around you. If someone around you becomes forgetful, then it could be because of a nutritional reason, due to medication, or because of a medical condition. Seek the help you or they need in order to deal with it and help it. It doesn’t, and shouldn’t have to be a fact of life as we age.

You Can No Longer Have Children

Myth number two is that you can not have children as you get older. I mean, this can be a myth up until a certain point, as our bodies will stop us being able to carry children eventually. But people are still having children into their late forties these days. Naturally, women are getting older as they are having children. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t have them if you are over thirty, does it? As long as you are living a healthy lifestyle, regularly exercise, and maintain a healthy weight, there shouldn’t be any reason to not have children as you get a bit older. Nature will let you know when you can no longer have children naturally. But these days, with fertility technology and things like egg freezing, it is allowing more and more couples, including same-sex couples, to be able to have children. So if you are a bit older and may not be able to physically carry a baby, there are still options.

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You Can’t Exercise In Your Fifties if You Didn’t Before Now

Many people think that as they get older, they can’t exercise, especially if they never had a regular routine in place before then. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. There is always a good time to exercise, and that is whenever you want to! If you haven’t done so for a long time, then you might find it hard, so you’ll need to build up your fitness and strength gradually. But in order to defy the signs of aging, to feel fit, and build up your strength, there has never been a better time to start exercising. So don’t believe this myth at all!

Sex Stops as You Age

In a survey of over three thousand people, all aged over 57, it found that their sexual activity depended on their health or their partner’s health, rather than their age. Those that reported their health as excellent or very good, were eighty percent more likely to be sexually active than those that reported their health as poor. So really, what this myth comes down to, is how you feel in yourself. It can stop if you want it to. It can carry on if you want it to. If you feel well and your partner does, then there is no reason why you can’t still be sexually active as you get older.

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You’ll Get Depressed As You Age

Younger people, perhaps even you though this when you were younger, that getting old is depressing. So because it is depressing, you are going to get depressed. But at the end of the day, depression is a mental health issue. People with clinical depression can be quite positive individuals. Likewise, someone that is quite negative, doesn’t have to be clinically depressed. So it is dependent on the individual. If you or someone around you is starting to show signs of depression, such as isolation, negative thoughts, weight loss or weight gain, then depression is treatable. So getting help is important if you think that this is the case.

Pain and Arthritis Are Inevitable

The final myth about aging is that you are bound to be in pain as you get older and will certainly get arthritis. While the latter can be common as we get older, it is simply due to wear and tear on the cartilage in our joints, not simply because we are older. Plus, there are plenty of things that you can be doing now to help reduce your chances of getting arthritis. Being a healthy weight, wearing supportive footwear, and reducing how much we do impact exercises like basketball or running. Exercising is a good way to avoid pain and arthritis, as it helps to build your muscles up. If you’re not used to exercise and take a fall, it will hurt much more than if you’re fit and can stop yourself from falling, for example.

So although aging is inevitable, it doesn’t have to have a negative impact on our lives. We can still get to do the things we are doing now and enjoy our life as we get older.

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Chivalry Isn’t Dead

Chivalry Isn’t Dead

Most people believe that chivalry is dead. Men nowadays are portrayed as being emotionless beings who aren’t gentlemen. Long gone are the days where you’d meet at a dance, and be walked home afterwards if the man took a fancy to you. It wasn’t as easy to keep in touch back when people think true romance blossomed, so meeting up and talking was always an exciting questions. Nowadays, girls get taken out for a meal, and sometimes are left waiting for a text back that never arrives. But this isn’t true for all men, some men out there are still as much of a gentleman as back in the day. Simple little things that we take for granted in our society, but really show that chivalry isn’t dead.

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The dates that they take you out on are always thought through and planned, to make sure you have a good night. They’ll take you out somewhere nice and pay for everything to make sure you have a good night. People think this is the norm, that men should pay for everything. But it really is an act of absolutely kindness and love. Being treated to a meal, or a night out makes a girl feel so special and wanted. Men shouldn’t have to pay for everything, but they choose to purely as it’s the manly thing to do.

Buying you cute gifts to make you happy is another reason why chivalry is alive and well. If you’re feeling down, they’ll be the one’s to cheer you up with your favourite food. Or even randomly, they’ll surprise you with a gift to show how much they care. They don’t expect anything in return other than to see you happy. Even simple little things like saying good morning, or goodnight, and wishing you a good day is another way of them showing their appreciation for you. Knowing you’re their first, and last thought of the day really does make you feel special.

One big thing all guys have the task of doing is proposing. Nothing show chivalry quite like this. They have to go through the nerves of asking your father for their blessing. They have to plan it all precisely so that it’ll be perfect for you. They think of ways to say how much they love you. They also have to pick out a gorgeous ring, such as the tacori engagement rings here. They need to make sure it’s the perfect fit, style and colour for you. So much thought and attention goes into this to make sure you feel perfect on the day.

Even little things like just being an ear for her to talk to. You’ll have so many issues going on in your life, and no one can listen and reassure you quite like your partner can. They’ll listen to all your worries with an open mind, and support you no matter what. They’ll be a shoulder to cry on when you need it, and will always make everything seem better.

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STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO KEEP YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS FROM FALLING

By Guest Blogger Chris P.

STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO KEEP YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS FROM FALLING

Elderly face many physical issues due to lack of strength, an imbalance in their body and due to weakness in their bones. One of the problems caused by these reasons is their falling. It was noted that the in the people of aged 65+ the cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries is falling. Falling may cause minute fractures to severe injuries which include broken bone, hip fracture and head injuries that sometimes become a cause of making the old people fearful or depressed and it makes them inactive and lazy due to which their health too is affected. There are certain steps which may prove helpful in keeping the elderly parents from falling. These steps are

1- Simple Steps
The senior citizens can be weak therefore they need support even to walk. Therefore it is beneficial for them to take simple and short steps. Dizziness may be another reason for falling. With age not only the number increases but also the problems that come in one’s life. It should, therefore, be made sure that some senior citizens should not stay alone as their falling can cause serious injury to them.

2- Vision problem
Weak eye sight is another issue which causes falling. Even if they use glasses, they may face vision problem as the short sightedness, and long sighted ness may change with time. It is therefore important to have a regular eye check-up so that the vision does not cause any problem for them.

3- Safety Assessment
There are certain things present at home which may become a source of falling for the elderly such as low light, stairs, and bathrooms. To prevent falling due to these things appropriate measures must be taken. For example, the house should be properly lighted so that they should not face any problem in seeing things, along with that the stairs should have two secure rails as they help in balancing while going up or coming down. Similarly, in case of bathrooms grab bars must be installed near the toilet and in the bath tub or shower. They provide great safety to the older people.

4- Signs that show difficulty in walking
There are certain actions which an elderly may perform proves that he is facing difficulty in walking such as when any senior citizen while walking try to hold the wall, furniture or any other object then it is vague that he is having difficulty in walking properly. These signs refer to that of dementia. In which the person may face issues like memory loss, weak mental ability. It may also occur after a stroke, and the person may feel difficulty in walking without any support. In such cases, the proper and timely medication must be given to them so that their health is improved.

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About Author:
This article was written by Chris Palmer who regularly shares advice on elderly care. In particular dementia and supporting your elderly parent. You can find more by Chris on: https://www.agespace.org/.