World Mental Health Day was first observed on 10 October 1992, as an initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health. Its goals were to promote mental health advocacy and to educate the public on issues relevant to mental health. Sadly, 26 years down the line, despite advocacy and education, the stigmas and biases around mental health still prevail.
Many health problems stem from poor circulation. What makes it difficult to treat or diagnose is the fact that symptoms only surface when the problem is well-established and potentially dangerous. Symptoms typically show up in the hands, feet, arms, and legs. Poor circulation can lead to heart attack, stroke, amputation of the limbs and even death.
Intermittent fasting is the latest trend in the ever-changing world of health and fitness. Ironically, it is an ancient practice whose health benefits have been extolled for thousands of years. Traditionally, fasting has religious connotations since it is practiced by certain religious groups. However, intermittent fasting has no secular basis and is concerned instead with health and weight loss.
Frequent lapses in memory can be scary especially if dementia or Alzheimer’s disease runs in the family. But how do you know when you should be concerned?
Firstly, it is necessary to understand the difference between forgetfulness and memory loss. Forgetfulness often stems from a lack of focus or multi-tasking. The chief distinction is that it can occur at any stage of life. Consider how often we complain about children’s forgetfulness. Memory loss on the other hand is part and parcel of the aging process. The two are easily confused because the frequency of forgetfulness often increases with age. This is further confounded by early onset memory loss; a condition triggered by genetics, stress, disease, medication, mental health disorders and lifestyle. Therefore, the two terms are mostly used interchangeably.
Hair loss can either be gradual or sudden. On average we lose about 100 hairs every day. It is not apparent because new hair is already growing. At different stages in our lives this number can increase quite dramatically, causing baldness or visibly thinning patches.
Diet, age, heredity, illness, hormonal factors, medication, the stressors of modern living and the products we use on our hair – are some of the factors that trigger hair loss. Other causes like daily heat damage, coloring, processing and straightening are self-inflicted. A physical or emotional shock can also cause hair to loosen and to fall out in clumps during brushing and washing.
For most Americans today, Labor Day signals the start of a new school year and the last weekend of summer. This holiday has become synonymous with shopping - inspired by the bountiful sales, picnics, and barbecues.
It is undeniable that today, we enjoy better working conditions than workers of the past. Our working hours and wages are regulated by law and in most industries union membership is mandatory. Yet, ironically, we perhaps more than any other generation before us have become enslaved to work.
The steady decline in activity amongst the elderly is the most commonly cited reason against senior citizens taking daily supplements. Since many older people are no longer part of the workforce, often they and their families consider health supplements to be superfluous.
However, nothing could be further from the truth. As we age, the amount of food our bodies need changes. A less active lifestyle calls for fewer calories; making it imperative that the food we eat be packed with nutrients and vitamins. For people living on their own, this can be tricky. The lower income of most pensioners also makes good nutrition virtually impossible.
Every parent wants to give the best for their little ones. As caring parents, you must know that your baby cannot use the same product that you use as they are very delicate and their bodies are not developed yet and that is why they are vulnerable in various ways. That is why Baby Care Products are very essential which do not produce any harm in your baby’s body in any manner.
Summer Sun Vs the Skin.
The largest organ of your body does it’s best to protect you, but are you doing enough to protect it in return? Exposure to the sun is essential for the body, for it is vital to meet its requirement for the “sunshine vitamin”-Vitamin D- which regulates the absorption of calcium from the intestine for healthier and stronger bones and facilitated normal immune system function. Additionally, catching moderate amount of the rays is known to release a hormone called serotonin in the brain which is associated with boosting mood and helping feel focused and calm. Besides, with the summer Sun glistening brightly outside, it is only wise to let the kids play outdoors instead of being seated in front of the television. However, all good things come with a cost… so does the Sun!