SMALL EXERCISES YOU CAN DO AT YOUR OFFICE DESK

The word exercise comes from the Latin exercere, meaning to keep busy or at work.But what the typical adult does at work is sit in a desk chair for eight hours, plus a sitting-down commute both ways and an evening spent in front of the TV. This is a recipe for ruin. Sitting all day increases our risk for obesity and puts us at risk for back pain, poor posture, leg cramps, tense muscles and sheer boredom.

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HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN

The month of Ramadan is a great opportunity to focus on bringing back a balanced and healthy lifestyle in your life.Through fasting you begin to learn how to manage your eating habits, how to improve self-control and discipline.This month requires you to give the stomach a break, and by doing so you are able to break down and expel the accumulated toxins from your body.

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HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD YOU DRINK DAILY

The body is about 60% water, give or take. We’re constantly losing water from our bodies, primarily via urine and sweat. How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question with no easy answers. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.

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Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)

ADLs (activities of daily living): The things we normally do in daily living including any daily activity we perform for self-care such as feeding ourselves, bathing, dressing, grooming, work, homemaking, and leisure. The ability or inability to perform ADLs can be used as a very practical measure of ability/disability in many disorders.

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HEAT EXHAUSTION SYMPTOMS AND HOW TO TREAT

Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It’s one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Heat Exhaustion is likely to occur when a person’s body temperature rises above 37 degrees but below 40 degrees celsius. The body cools itself by sweating and allowing that sweat to evaporate. This requires enough fluid in the body to make sweat, air circulating across the skin, and low enough air humidity to allow that sweat to evaporate.

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITOES

By many measures, mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals in the world. Conservative estimates hold mosquitoes responsible for hundreds of millions of malaria cases each year. However, mosquitoes also transmit a host of other diseases, including West Nile virus, yellow fever, and dengue fever. There’s ample reason to take every possible measure to avoid mosquito bites even without taking into account their terrible, stinging itchiness. For the best chance at thwarting these tiny killers, know where mosquitoes live, how to repel them, and how to kill them.

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How to keep kids cool in summer weather

Summer with those lovely long, hot days but sometimes it can be just too hot. When the temperature starts to climb. Extreme heat can be dangerous for all children, especially for infants and young children.Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of the hands, feet and ankles), heat rash (prickly heat) and heat cramps (muscle cramps). They are mainly caused by over-exposure to heat or over-exertion in the heat, and if not prevented, can lead to long-term health problems and even death.

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