With all the conflicting advice out there, it can be difficult to know when an illness is serious enough to warrant a trip to the ER. Nobody likes to sit all night in a hospital just to wait for a doctor who may tell you that it wasn’t necessary to come in, but it’s natural to be concerned if you have certain symptoms or warning signs.
The American College of Emergency Physicians has made the guessing game a little easier by publishing a list of signs that may indicate a genuine medical emergency. If you are experiencing any of these, you should head to your nearest ER as quickly as possible rather than waiting for your next doctor’s appointment.Unusual vision changes [...]
Diet and fitness dominate conversations at this time of year. Everyone seems to want to be healthier and in better shape, and setting a resolution for the new year to improve your diet and exercise routine is a common strategy. However, plenty of people set a goal for the year ahead and then quickly forget about it, falling into the same old habits as they did the previous year. Follow these tips if you’re hoping to stick it out for the long haul this year.
Set Clear Goals
A problem many people face when handling new year’s resolutions is in the wording itself. It’s easy enough to say, “This year, I’m going to get in shape”, but there are no actual goals there that will [...]
Health isn’t all about avoiding illness and staving off infections. Your emotional wellbeing is just as important as your physical health- neglect one and the other will suffer. There are plenty of simple steps that you can take to improve your emotional health, allowing you to experience life more fully and feel a greater sense of security in your relationships and yourself.Exercise regularly. Exercise is clinically proven to boost your mood. Even if it’s a short walk each morning, some moderate exercise will improve your circulation, relax your mind and release those feel-good endorphins that we all need. Boosting your physical fitness will do wonders for your overall [...]
Gyms can be scary places. They tend to be packed full of fitness fanatics with strong arms and toned legs, and can be pretty intimidating for mere mortals who are just jumping on the exercise bandwagon. Luckily, there are plenty of fun ways to get in shape without ever setting foot on a treadmill. Try out some of these gym-free workouts to tone up without joining up.
Go For A Swim
Swimming offers a full body workout that is gentle on the joints, making it ideal for those that struggle with traditional exercise programs. Because your body is supported by the water, swimming allows you to get your heart rate up without straining your muscles or joints to excess. Anyone [...]