Showing posts from February, 2019

5 Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

Your older years may be some of the best years of your life. Having grandchildren or time for retirement offers wonderful memories and experiences. Now is the time to make these years count, so being proactive about your health is critical to maintaining a comfortable and enjoyable quality of life. Older adults should take special precautions to live well and stay healthy. Here are five healthy living tips to help you prevent illness, accidents, and illness.
1. Keep a safe environment. Take care to keep your living environment as safe as possible. Install handrails, sturdy stools, and other safety equipment in your home. Make sure you have an easy way to access your phone in case of an emergency. Keep hallways lit and free of clutter. Ask a friend or loved one to check it periodically if you live independently.
2. Make diet and exercise count. Use your diet as a tool against heart disease, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. Medline Plus recommends that seniors avoid empty calories fr…

20 Great ideas on how to deal with stress and anxiety. Part I

Usually we only pay attention to the physical dimension of our health. A holistic view of a healthy life means to take care of all different aspects including the mental of course.

The following quotes give us inspiration on how to manage stressful situations in our everyday life.

1. Free yourself from anxiety, think that what should be, will be, and will happen naturally
When we live in the here and now without recreating ourselves in the future, anxiety disappears.

2. Each morning has two handles, we can take the day by the handle of anxiety or by the handle of faith.
Feeling anxious, many times, is our decision.

3. Anxiety is not here, it is in the future
Irrational expectations and anticipating the future leads to anxiety.

4. No passion like fear so effectively snatches from the mind the ability to act and reason.
Edmund Burke, regarding how our attention and concentration are hijacked by anxiety.

5. Where the water reaches its deepest depth, it remains more calm.

A philosophical …

7 home remedies for cough in toddlers, kids and adults

Sinusitis and other respiratory diseases
Blocked nose, congested head, thick releases, facial pain in the upper jaws or in the teeth or in the nose, which causes brain pain, fever and blockage. The manifestations of the paranasal sinuses, unquestionably, can be called the recipe for restlessness. In this post we will talk about how to cure coughs and other symptoms using natural remedies. It serves as a solution for a baby, but also for the elderly.

What is sinusitis? 
Sinusitis, or sinusitis, is inflammation of the tissues, mostly alluding to those associated with the nasal area. They create a body fluid that occasionally builds up in the nose. This causes cough, irritation, nasal congestion, agony and discomfort. The condition is called sinusitis and may be severe or chronic.

Have antitoxins, nasal splashes, and prescription medications been recommended for your sinus pains? If you have used these, you will find that while they help in the short term, in the long term, the new use …

A basic question about organic labels

Wouldn't it be great if just a green label said their food was grown with minimal impact on the environment? That they took into account human and ecological sustainability in the long term? I would become 100% organic right now, if organic certification had a 1:1 correlation with environmental and social responsibility.
Unfortunately, organic is a marketing term and a highly profitable one. My cynical part looks at the way in which large corporations have been involved in the action and wonders: if organic farming practices have a higher cost that is passed on to consumers, why is it so profitable that large corporations want it? What am I really paying for?
While I still think that most farmers who pay more attention to sustainability are organic, buying organic food does not exempt us from asking questions about the impact of our food. The answers, as always, are hard to find.

Here I want to acknowledge how difficult it is to pull food from the ground. As someone who has managed…