Is There an Easy Way to Lose Weight?

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Most of us want to lose weight at some point during our lives, but is there an easy way to do this? We’ve all heard about those fad diets that restrict what you eat and end up being bad for you. But can we lose weight safely and keep it off for good?

Here are a few tips that could help you lose weight without you having to go to the gym:

  1. Drink plenty of water – not only is water extremely good for you, but it really can help you to lose weight. A glass of water before a meal can fill you up a little bit, but make sure you don’t overdo it.
  2. Get lots of sleep as this will help to speed your metabolism up and make you less likely to crave snacks. Fewer snacks equals a healthier diet, which means you could start to lose weight.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables – we all know we need to do this, but it can be easier said than done. Fruits and vegetables can fill you up quite nicely. Eating a nice juicy apple will increase your intake of fibre and make you feel fuller for longer. This means you won’t feel the need to reach for that chocolate, and you could easily lose a bit of weight.
  4. Become more active as it’s a simple way for you to shed those unwanted pounds. If you can walk to work rather than taking the car, you could burn off a lot more calories. Think about taking up a sport you love or simply find the time to go for a walk now and again. Even a little more exercise can make a huge difference.
  5. Ask your doctor for help if you’re worried about losing weight or the impact it may have on any health conditions. The doctor may even refer you to a dietician if you have special health or dietary requirements.

Bear these tips in mind and you could find yourself with a smaller waistline in about 6-8 weeks. These tips and more about cardiac health related to ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification can be found at ACLS online.

How can we Tackle Obesity?

Obesity is now affecting more and more people through-out the world, with rates tripling in children and young adults. It’s though that 60% of people over the age of 18 are either overweight or obese, and alarmingly 15% of children are thought to be overweight too. Here are a set of points given by United Medical Education that they teach in their ACLS recertification course. The ACLS recertification online course teaches basic techniques on how to avoid and treat a heart attack.

lose weightHere are some ways we can all work to tackle obesity:

  1. Try to encourage your family to eat a healthier diet. If you cook most of the meals, try to add more vegetables to each dish and fry less food. You may also want to try cooking completely new healthy dishes too.
  2. Try to be a role model to your children. The healthier you eat and the more active you are, the more likely it is that your children will do the same.
  3. Restrict the amount of time you all spend on your computers and watching TV. Start getting more active and limit the time your family watches TV or goes online to 2 hours a day.
  4. Try to eat a lot more slowly. This will help you to feel fuller for longer.
  5. Don’t use food as a reward, if you do make sure it doesn’t happen very often. If you think you deserve to spoil yourself, treat yourself to something other than food.
  6. Make sure you don’t use withholding food as a form of punishment.
  7. Ensure you have a lot of fruit and vegetables in stock and fewer sugary and salty snacks.
  8. Try to ensure you have at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day. They will help you to stay fuller for longer and leave you less inclined to snack.
  9. Although sports drinks and soft drinks may be nice, they are often full of too much sugar. Water is better for you and you should all try to drink more.
  10. Think about eating whole grain foods as they contain more fibre, and will keep you fuller for longer. Wholemeal bread and brown rice are two examples of whole grain foods.
  11. Try to undertake some sort of physical activity at least 5 times a week for 30 minutes at a time. This will help to increase your heart rate and therefore burn fat.
  12. If you can walk or cycle rather than using your car, do. The more active you are the more fat you will burn.

Following the above 12 tips will help you to lose weight and get you on the road to a healthier and happier life.

Can You Protect Yourself From Cancer?

We are all told how bad cancer is and how it has the ability to destroy lives and families. We know we should all live a healthier life as it will help to protect from cancer, but how can we go about it?

Here are some things you can do to help protect yourself from cancer. Although these suggestions may not fully protect you, they can lower the likelihood of you having cancer.

Improve your diet

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A diet that contains fish oils, fruits and vegetables and less sugar, salt and fat is a better one. Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants and can help your body to get rid of toxins that could cause cancer. Fish oils are good for the heart, the brain and your joints, they may help to prevent the onset of some types of cancer too.

Take up exercise

Exercise can help you to become healthier and fitter, which will in turn leave you less prone to a variety of conditions. Although exercise in itself may not help to reduce the likelihood of cancer, combined with a healthy diet it could have a positive impact on your health.

Cover up in the sun

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Even though we all know that we can get skin cancer if we sit in the sun too long, many of us still take risks. Covering up in the sun, and by that I mean wearing a hat, shades, sun tan lotion and covering your shoulders could significantly reduce the risk

Stop smoking

More and more people are now trying to stop smoking as they are well aware of how dangerous it is. Cutting down on cigarettes gradually is thought to be easier than stopping straight away.

Drink water to get rid of toxins

Flush out those toxins every time you have a drink of water. Try to have at least 8-10 small glasses of water each day. As well as helping to get rid of toxins, water will help your skin to stay soft and supple (And therefore younger looking), and it can also leave you feeling less stressed too.

We always hear about various cancer risks in the news. There is always some sort of food or activity some health professionals say we should think about avoiding. The fact of the matter is we just need to be sensible when it comes to diet and exercise and talk to our doctor if we have any concerns

Can you Ever Say ‘Goodbye’ to Pain?

More people than we realise are in pain every moment of every day. I can quickly name three people I know who struggle with pain on an almost daily basis, but I’m sure in reality a lot more people do.

When we’re in pain we usually take medication that we can buy over the counter. It’s only when the pain fails to disappear that we tend to seek medical advice. I have been in chronic pain on and off for the last 3 years, and sometimes I struggle so much that I wonder if I can ever truly say ‘Goodbye’ to the pain that I feel.

From my perspective, I know what can help to alleviate the pain. I know that keeping active will fight a lot of my pain, but it probably won’t disappear forever. So how can we say ‘Goodbye’ to pain? How can we show it out the door without having to take mediations that make us feel drowsy?

Here are some tips that can help to alleviate your pain, and maybe even banish it for good:

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1 Making sure you stay active is vital as it can help your brain to block pain signals. What’s more is going for a walk, a swim or even doing a bit of gardening can help to stretch your stiff muscles, joints and ligaments.

2 Breathe slowly as this helps you to feel more relaxed an even in control. This can be hard to do at times, but trying to stay relaxed will help to get rid of any tension and anxiety you feel about your pain.

3 Ask for help with your pain, talk to your doctor, a counselor or even a psychologist. Although they may not be able to help you directly, they may help you to deal with the emotions you feel when you’re in pain.

4 Try to think about something else, if you sit there thinking about your pain it’s not going to get better any time soon. Do something you enjoy, and you will start to relax and concentrate on something else.

5 Try to get a good nights’ sleep. I know this can be difficult, and in some cases the pain could keep you awake, but you need to rest. Making sure you get the sleep you need can make your pain a little easier to deal with.

6 Visit pain management centers or undergo courses that can help you to deal with your pain. Some courses on offer will help you to think about your pain in a different way, and ensure you try to concentrate on the positive aspects of your life.

Following these tips may just help to make a difference to your pain. If you feel stuck in a rut and you simply cannot get rid of your pain, please speak to your doctor as they may be able to offer your more treatment.

Can you Quit Smoking without Help?

More and more of us are now trying to quit smoking using the help of doctors and nurses trained in ACLS recertification online and BLS. There are many different organizations and foundations out there that are happy to offer us help to kick the habit. Your doctor may also be able to give you advice, and you’re likely to be able to find nicotine-substitute products for sale at your local supermarket.

Smoking is extremely bad for one’s health. Most individuals have a knowledge that smoking is not healthy but they do not comprehend to what extent it can shorten one’s life. Smoking leads to cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. Often those that smoke their entire lives will need the assistance of an ACLS and BLS provider in the event of an emergency. Heart attack and stroke are the two leading killers that require the assistance of healthcare providers trained in ACLS and BLS.

But can you do it all by yourself, or do you really need the help and support of a medical professional and some substitute products that may or may not work?

The fact of the matter is you really can do it all by yourself, and here’s how.