10 Hеаlthіеѕt Nеw Yеаr’ѕ Rеѕоlutіоnѕ

Hello 2018.

Nеw Year’s Evе is thе tіmе many реорlе decide tо do ѕоmеthіng fоr thеmѕеlvеѕ fіrѕt аnd hеаlthу in thе nеxt twelve mоnthѕ. Nеw Yеаr’ѕ Dау, іѕ thе dау thаt mаnу оf thоѕе реорlе wish they hаd kерt thеіr thоughtѕ tо thеmѕеlvеѕ! Thе Nеw Yеаr іѕ аѕ gооd a tіmе аѕ аnу оthеr, hоwеvеr, tо mаkе commitment tо dо ѕоmеthіng that іѕ gоіng tо bе gооd fоr уоu, wеll, gеt уоur ѕtrеngth оf wіll аnd tаkе your pick of these tеn hеаlthіеѕt rеѕоlutіоnѕ оf thе New Yеаr’ѕ.

 

  1. Gеt Outdооrѕ Mоrе

Let’s ѕtаrt with ѕоmеthіng vеrу еаѕу. Make a rеѕоlutіоn tо gо outdoors, аt lеаѕt оnсе a wееk аnd tаkе a ѕhоrt walk thrоugh a grееn area. It іѕ nоt nесеѕѕаrу to dо a trеkkіng in thе ореn nаturаl spaces tо find frеѕh аіr аnd a bіt оf nature, уоur lосаl раrk wіll dо. Going оutdооrѕ mоrе оftеn аnd thаt will rеduсе your ѕtrеѕѕ lеvеlѕ, wіll gіvе уоu ѕоmе еxеrсіѕе аnd give you ѕоmе реасе аnd ԛuіеt tоо.

  1. Eаt Mоrе Fruits and Vеgеtаblеѕ

Thіѕ іѕ another rеѕоlutіоn that іѕ еаѕу tо mаіntаіn. Thе аddіtіоn of mоrе fruits аnd vеgеtаblеѕ tо your diet is much еаѕіеr tо do, оthеr thаn ѕауіng thаt уоu аrе gіvіng something, аnd іt could ѕtіll hаvе a mаrkеd positive іmрасt оn your health. Just аdd аn еxtrа portion оf vegetables to your meals аnd eat a piece of fruit fоr dessert аnd аdd some of thе vital fіbrеѕ, vіtаmіnѕ, mіnеrаlѕ аnd аntіоxіdаntѕ уоu nееd in уоur dіеt to stay healthy.

  1. Stор Smoking

Thіѕ is really one оf thе bіggеѕt rеѕоlutіоnѕ оf the New Yеаr, іf уоu аrе a smoker, аnd іt іѕ a dіffісult question to аѕk. If уоu аrе рlаnnіng to quіt this year, рlаn hоw уоu wіll cope wіth сrаvіngѕ wеll before Nеw Yеаr’ѕ Evе аnd get ѕоmе hеlр аnd ѕuрроrt. A fеw dауѕ аftеr quіttіng уоu wіll begin to fееl thе bеnеfіtѕ, аnd thаt іt is not nесеѕѕаrу tо іnfоrm уоu about health bеnеfіtѕ, rіght?

  1. Lоѕе Weight

Obesity is becoming a major hеаlth problem in mаnу соuntrіеѕ аnd іn the Unіtеd Stаtеѕ, mоrе than 60% оf thе рорulаtіоn іѕ overweight оr obese, so lоѕіng some wеіght ѕhоuld bе among the most important rеѕоlutіоnѕ of thе New Yеаr. Yоu саn ѕtаrt bу just сuttіng out рrосеѕѕеd fооdѕ аnd tаkіng a lіttlе еxеrсіѕе, it dоеѕ nоt have to bе аnуthіng tоо drastic for mоѕt people, but уоu can ѕаvе for hеаrt disease, dіаbеtеѕ аnd mаnу other hеаlth problems, аnd thаt соuld prolong уоur lіfе too.

 

  1. Drіnk More Wаtеr

Wаtеr іѕ gооd fоr уоur ѕkіn, your еnеrgу lеvеlѕ, your metabolism, аnd almost anything else аѕ wеll, ѕо mаkіng a New Yеаr’ѕ rеѕоlutіоn tо rink mоrе wаtеr will bе a big bооѕt tо уоur hеаlth. The аvеrаgе аdult nееdѕ еіght glаѕѕеѕ of wаtеr a dау to keep еvеrуthіng running properly, ѕо set іt аѕ уоur gоаl for nеxt уеаr.

  1. Rеduсе Stress Lеvеlѕ

Strеѕѕ destroys the іmmunе system and mаkеѕ уоu mоrе ѕuѕсерtіblе ѕuсh as соld and flu. It also raises blооd pressure and wreaks hаvос on thе саrdіоvаѕсulаr ѕуѕtеm, so оnе оf уоur resolutions оf the Nеw Year should bе tо rеѕоlvе tо try tо rеduсе some оf the ѕtrеѕѕ іn уоur lіfе thіѕ уеаr. You mау nоt bе able tо ѕоlvе аll уоur problems durіng thе nіght, but уоu саn make a rеѕоlutіоn to tаkе mоrе brеаkѕ durіng thе dау аnd gеt оut of thіѕ уеаr’ѕ appropriate vасаtіоn.

 

  1. Gо Without Meat One Day a Wееk

Becoming a vеgеtаrіаn іѕ nоt fоr everyone, but you can rеѕоlvе tо еаt nо mеаt оn a ѕіnglе day іn each week. Thе excess оf red mеаt in thе dіеt саn lead tо dіѕеаѕеѕ, ѕuсh as cancer, diabetes, аnd саrdіоvаѕсulаr dіѕеаѕеѕ. Cut thе meat fоr juѕt оnе day a week аnd you wіll give уоur bоdу a break and tіmе to рrореrlу dіgеѕt thе meet that уоu hаvе аlrеаdу еаtеn.

  1. Gеt In Shаре

Whеn you ѕtаrt tо dо mоrе еxеrсіѕе you wіll look better, feel bеttеr, аnd рrоbаblу lіvе lоngеr. ‘Get fіt’ is a fаіrlу comprehensive Nеw Yеаr’ѕ rеѕоlutіоn tо dо, though, so they are dіvіdеd іntо еаѕіеr tо mаnаgе goals аnd trасk hоw уоu dо аgаіnѕt thоѕе goals. You соuld start wіth something ѕіmрlе, like wаlkіng an еxtrа mіlе еvеrу dау аnd thеn way оf working from thеrе.

  1. Slеер Mоrе

It соuld be rеѕоlvеd to gеt to bed at a dесеnt hоur more оftеn аnd that will bring you mаnу bеnеfіtѕ as well. Whеn уоu get a gооd nіght’ѕ ѕlеер, уоu look bеttеr, feel better and your ѕtrеѕѕ lеvеlѕ will bе rеduсеd. Thе аvеrаgе аdult nееdѕ аbоut eight hours of ѕlеер реr nіght, so сhаngе уоur routine to make ѕurе you gеt еnоugh аnd that you will ѕооn fееl thе dіffеrеnсе.

10. Tаkе up a Nеw Aсtіvіtу

Onе оf thе еаѕіеѕt аnd most еnjоуаblе ways tо increase уоur рhуѕісаl асtіvіtу іѕ to fаkе a ѕроrt or оthеr pastime thаt іnvоlvеѕ еxеrсіѕе. Stаrt tаlkіng yoga оr dаnсе classes or jоіn a hiking сlub. Yоu wіll hаvе thе орроrtunіtу to meet nеw реорlе, hаvе fun аnd gеt more еxеrсіѕе.

Let’s start a Healthy 2018 Today!

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Ways To Make Sure Your Air Purifier is Working Properly

 

Air purifiers are especially useful in preventing respiratory illnesses and allergy attacks, while ensuring your home is free from bad odors. They are great in elimination of mold, dirt, dust mites and any other harmful allergens. However, you cannot just purchase an air purifier and expect it to perform wonders. There are things you must do to get the best of your air purifier.

Site Air Purifiers Properly

To get the best out of your air purifier, it should be placed in the right position – not too low or too high so it can be effective. The air purifier should be placed in such a way that clean air flows in a direction you would feel it best. This would be possible if you make sure that the air purifier has reasonable feet of clearance on the front, top and sides so air can circulate properly.

Use a Filter Indicator

An air purifier with a filter indicator light is invaluable! Over time, air purifiers lose their ability to purify the air and remove air contaminants as the filters get older. Filter indicators measure the performance of air purifiers, so you would know when the filter should be replaced. When the filter indicator is on, it only tells you that the air purifier is not working as it should.

Regularly Inspect your Filter System – Manually

While filter indicators are great, you cannot totally rely on them as there is a slim chance it could give a false read. It is therefore important to conduct manual checks of your filter from time to time especially if you suspect the air purifier may not be working as it should. If an air filter is working properly, you would definitely find debris, dust or hair inside, but the dirt should not be enough to clog it up. If you notice the filter is dirty, you may need to replace it. Remember too, this only works for HEPA purifiers. Carbon filters do not show outward aging signs.

Avoid Extreme Temperature Environments

Extreme temperatures can restrict the flow of air and strain an air purifier, affecting its capacity. Ensure you avoid very hot or cold temperatures to ensure your purifier functions to its full potential.

Manage Your Pets

If you have pets at home, it would be ideal to restrict them to certain areas at home or keep them outside if possible. This will minimize the presence of allergens in the home and increase the efficiency of your air purifier – and your indoor air!

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Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Grill Clean

Grilling involves the application of dry heat from above or below to the surface of food for cooking purposes. Grilling is more of a skill; therefore, to be a great griller, an individual must be great in the techniques involved in the art of cooking. However, grill maintenance must not be ignored as it is a big part of the techniques involved in becoming a great griller. There are a few steps to follow in order to avoid common mistakes individuals make when their grill is all but fired up.

Clean the Grill Up

A dirty grill could cause your food to have a bad flavor as there could be uncontrolled smoke flaring up from it. It is very important to clean up your grill – this you can achieve when you take out the burner covers and grates at least every six months, clean them, clean up food, ash deposits and excess gunk that may have gotten in there. It is also a great idea to turn the grill up high for 10-15 minutes every week to burn off excess gunk.

Keep Your Grill Covered

Most grill brands make their covers which you would have to buy separately and it is important to use a grill cover when a grill is not in use. This protects your grill from elements that could lead to rusting and accumulation of dirt on your grill.

Check for Propane Leaks

With the propane turned on, run soapy water along the gas connections and lines. If you notice bubbles form, there is a leak and the connection would need to be tightened or you replace the line. This should be done monthly.

Prevent Food from sticking

To avoid doing much hard cleaning job after cooking, apply high smoking temperature oil such as peanut oil lightly before you turn the grill on. This would prevent food from sticking to the grill.

Clean off rust Surfaces

A fine steel wool pad would help you remove rust on the exterior of your grill. Once you are done with this mild cleaning, spray the rust area with grill paint.

Storage

Ensure you store your grill at least 10 feet away from your apartment, far away from any contact with flammable materials. Also store the grill propane tanks outside under shelter from sunlight.

Inspect the Venturi Tubes

The venturi tubes feed the burners by allowing for mixing of air and gas. In order for these tubes to function properly, they must be clear, free from spiders and other insects that could cause blockage. Clean it up using clean and soapy water, using a wire brush to clean the holes. This would prevent fire hazards.

Care of the Surfaces

Different brands make their grill using different materials. Porcelain-coated still lids are fragile and must be clean with mild dishwashing soap, while stainless-steel lids should be cleaned with hot soapy water. Knowledge of the type of grill surface is important for its cleaning – always consult the owner’s manual.

Check the Pressure Regulators

Has your ignition system stopped producing a spark? Ensure the pressure regulators are tight on the tank, then try lighting your grill up manually. If it lights up, check the ignition batteries and clean or replace the electrodes. There are directions on the owner’s manual to guide you through the process.

Inspect the Heat Tents or Flame Tamers

The flame tamers directly cover the grill burners. Keep them clean by using a wire brush and avoid applying oil on flame tamers after the cleaning process.

 

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The Top 5 Reasons Why You Need An Air Purifier

7 Million deaths are recorded annually due to air pollution, according to the World Health Organisation. This is a shocking figure, but what you might not know is that it’s the air in your home and office that puts your health at the most risk. Read through to find out how an affordable counter measure like an air purifier can change that…

Prevent Air Pollution in Your Home

We work hard to keep our homes clean and as dust free as possible. The problem is that air pollutants are invisible to the naked eye and come from the very sources we use to keep our houses sanitised. Carpeting and varnishes contain ingredients like formaldehyde and benzene and long term exposure to these can cause anaemia and cancer. The average cleaning product contains around 62 toxic chemicals which linger in the air, making an air purifier a must-have.

Protect Your Children from Allergies

Air pollution has the potential to cause allergies and asthma in young children. Children don’t have fully developed immune systems and their bodies can’t protect them from pollutants and allergens like pet dander, second-hand smoke, mould spores, dust mites and pollen. Air purifiers can destroy particulates that come through windows; up from foundations or which cling to smoker’s clothes. It will also reduce mould spores and dust mites that collect in hard to get at nooks in the house.

Keep Illnesses Away

Like children, people who are ill have weaker immune systems which can be compromised by being exposed to chemicals and allergens. Air purifiers will help sick members of the family sleep better and clean air will aid recovery. People who suffer from chronic bronchitis and diseases such as emphysema, who have sensitive airways and difficulty breathing, will be able to breathe easier and avoid exacerbating their condition.

Sleep Easier with Clean Air

Air purifiers can give you a better nights’ sleep. The unobtrusive machine will freshen the stuffy air and reduce bad odours, giving you a better quality of sleep. It will also capture pollen and dust that congests your sinuses and makes you snore – if you have a partner, you will both wake up feeling more refreshed after a snore free night of sleep!

Beat Viruses in The Work Place

Germs and viruses proliferate in our places of work. Airborne virus particles mean that when one person catches the flu, it’s likely the whole office will also come down with it. This is because offices are closed environments – windows are kept shut and air cooling systems circulate the air and viruses around the tight space. Over the course of their life, the average employee will spend 57% of their waking hours at the office and will be bombarded daily by micro-organisms in the air. To help employees manage their health, stress levels and productivity, businesses need to improve the quality of office air with air purifiers.

Introducing air purifiers where you live and work will boost your day-to-day health, as well as safe guarding your long-term health. All air purifiers are environmentally friendly and will purify contaminated air. 

 

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HOW TO GET CLEAN AIR FOR YOUR NURSERY

Indoor air quality for adults is very important as polluted air could lead to cancer. Babies are even more susceptible to air pollution than adults. It is important to note here that babies could even spend more time in the nursery than at home on most days so it is necessary to give this some serious thought. Indoor plants add color and life to a baby nursery and they also act as natural air filters to keep air pollution to the barest minimum. The plants have to be in a safe place, though so it will not fall on the child especially those who are still crawling. Here we take a look at plants and cleaning products that could be of help to get a cleaner, fresher nursery.

Warneck Dracaena

This plant grows really well at room temperatures. It could be a great source of clean, fresh oxygen for your babies in the nursery.

Organic Crib Mattresses

Since the babies spend most of their time on the laid mattresses, it is only appropriate to get an organic crib sheet that will allow for proper air flow for babies in your nursery.

Spider Plant

This is a great plant especially for beginners. It looks great for a baby nursery and works well under room temperature. You could easily place the plant in a hanging basket to provide ta fanciful, stylish look. Keep the soil slightly moist to avoid Brown leaf tips which is common to spider plants. Also avoid using fluoridated water on the plant.

Air Purifier

Air circulation in the nursery must be taken seriously too. In fact, it should be given paramount concern because if air does not circulate properly, there would be an accumulation of poisoned, unwanted air in the nursery. The use of recommended air filters can achieve this aim – removing dust, toxins, allergens and any other unwanted gases from circulation in the indoor air of the babies.

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The importance of clean, fresh air for babies is primarily for the development of their lungs which are not fully developed at birth. Babies breathe an average of 30-60 times every minute, which surpasses the breathing rate of adults by far. This means they inhale a greater quantity of air during this period. When your babies take in quality air, you do too and you all can really live a long, happy life.

 

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HOW AIR QUALITY AFFECTS ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Outdoor workouts could expose athletes to the unhealthy effects of air pollution. Due to growing concerns about climate change, exhaust emission and industrial wastes in some cases, the air quality in big cities may not be as fresh. Studies have shown that inhalation of polluted air can lead to decreased lung function, difficult breathing, coughing and bronchospasms related symptoms induced by regular exercise. During light to moderate exercise, athletes take in more air with each inhalation in order to meet increased oxygen demands. This could prove to be tricky as air is now inhaled through the mouth, bypassing the natural filtration system of the nose. As the exercise becomes more intense and breathing increases, different air pollutants get inhaled and travel to the respiratory system unfiltered. Here we consider two factors that could pollute the air, affecting the health of athletes.

Ozone

Although this is not directly released into the air, chemical reactions between volatile organic compounds, sunlight, and heat create the ozone leading to reduced lung functions for athletes that engage in outdoor exercise when the concentrations are at its peak. The Ozone concentration is usually high at midday when solar radiation is at its peak and low during winter.

Particulate Matter

Recent studies have shown that athlete output tends to decrease in high particulate matter conditions due to the impairment of vasodilation in the peripheral vasculature. The safer the air is from automobile exhausts, the better an athlete’s performance will be as particulate matter concentration increases when the environment is polluted by emissions from automobile exhausts.

Short-term Effects of Air pollution

Athletes who are regularly exposed to air pollutants could suffer from asthma in cases where dehydration is associated with polluted air inhalation. Exposure to these air pollutants can also lead to Airway Hyper responsiveness (AHR) – a condition that causes not only to asthma, but could lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Long-term Effects of Air pollution

The long-term effects of air pollution to athletes should be taken seriously. Some studies have shown that people who live in areas of high particulate matter concentration are more likely to die of heart attacks. This is especially a concern for endurance athletes as they breathe in more deeply than any other person – inhaling polluted air will be even more detrimental for them.

While outdoor exercises could be dangerous as air pollution is a constant problem, it will be unwise for an athlete to completely opt in for 100 percent indoor exercise. For this reason, an athlete should take necessary steps to avoid polluted environments. This they can do by engaging in early morning or late evening workouts when the ozone concentration is at its minimum, athletes could also avoid congested roadways as emissions from automobiles could be detrimental. Athletes could also train indoors when necessary if outdoor exercise does not seem viable at the time.

 

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How Indoor Air Pollution Affects Your Health

Indoor air pollution can be really detrimental to the health sometimes even more dangerous than outdoor air pollution. Contaminants such as gases and particles can pollute the air of the indoor environment and could lead to respiratory disease, or even cancer in some cases. It is important we recognize these pollutants and do all we can to avoid them in our immediate environment.

Cancer

This could arise if asbestos is in your home. Asbestos could be found in various materials used in the construction of homes such as coatings, ceiling, building materials; floor tiles and paints although newer products today do not contain asbestos. However, if found in your home, asbestos could lead to asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma and other related cancers.

Infectious Diseases

Contaminants such as bacteria, dust mites or animal dander in the home could lead to serious health effects such as throat irritation, flu, asthma and other infectious diseases.

Irritation of delicate body parts

Formaldehyde is another source of indoor pollution which could lead to irritation of the eyes, throat, nose, as well as allergy and in some cases, it could lead to cancer. In fact, its production has been banned in the United States since 1970 but can still be found in wood floors, paints, and sealants so they could still find their way to your home.

Respiratory Diseases

Tobacco smoke that can come as a result of indoor and outdoor activities could be a source of indoor air pollution. Individuals who inhale tobacco smoke could suffer from pneumonia, bronchitis, irritation of the respiratory tract, lung cancer, heart related diseases and emphysema.

Heart Diseases

Indoor air pollution could lead to diseases of the heart. This is especially true for those who might have suffered a heart attack before the pollution of the indoor environment. Individuals could suffer from heart failure – where the heart is too weak to carry blood around the body. Those affected could also experience angina – chest pain that arises when enough oxygen rich blood does not get to your heart. Heart rhythmicity could also be at risk with problems like arrhythmia – too fast or too slow heartbeat, arising. Diabetic patients could also be at risk here as they are likely to have unpleasant heart conditions due to indoor pollution.

Everyone deserves a good life, therefore ensuring you breathe in the only fresh air almost 100 percent of the time is the best way to avoid health risks associated with air pollution. Young children inhale much more air than adults in relation to their body weight. For this reason, they are more likely to inhale contaminants in polluted areas. Older ones, on the other hand, have weaker heart, lungs and defense systems and so more oxygen is definitely needed to provide needed support to their aging cells.

 

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