If you are a business owner, you know the importance of providing your employees a safe working environment. In order to create a safe workplace, you must educate yourself about the most common work safety hazards, both in your industry and out. Once you are aware of the types of injuries most common in your industry, you can present a plan of action to minimize the likelihood of them occurring. (more…)
I hear the word and noise about cancer all the time, from impacts on family and friends to news on the television. But why is it still around after all this time and after all the research that has been done? What can we do to prevent it and if we get it help get rid of it?
Is it the food we eat or the activities we do/don’t do? Is it just something we are unable to control and is too complex? I do not have all the answers but what I will say is over the last 50 years cancer has increased, actually if you look post world war two it has increased since then. Why? My thoughts are simple: increase in fatty and processed food with a reduction in exercise. You are what you eat and you are protected by healthy food as well.
I strongly believe that the best prevention for cancer is food. What do you put into your body? It is fact that cancer needs inflammation and oxygen. Certain foods and obesity add to this giving cancer a healthy restaurant to dine in. Processed foods and not taking in fruit and vegetables are key if you want to get cancer!
You may think yes whatever, people always say I should eat healthier, but it really is true. Not only will you reduce the chances of cancer but you will also have more energy, be a healthy weight and thus not get other health issues as well.
This article gives a nice overview http://www.webmd.com/cancer/features/seven-easy-to-find-foods-that-may-help-fight-cancer.
One other vital pre cancer item on the agenda is checking. If you catch these things earlier enough you can help prevent them getting out of hand and massively increase your chance of survival. Knowing what to check and doing it regularly is key. This site is a great starting point (more…)
To lose weight, many people choose crash diet solutions. These can certainly help you lose a huge amount of weight within a few days, but their long term effects are far from encouraging. While there is no magic pill for weight loss, you can hope to lose weight through a well-balanced diet program. Crash diets will guarantee quick weight loss but may lead to nutritional deficiency because they typically eliminate foods from certain primary food groups. So, a no-carb diet may actually leave you feeling fatigued while helping you lose quite a few pounds.
Why is it important to have a nutritious diet?
Weight loss needs to be healthy and steady for it to work. When a diet does not include balanced portions of all essential foods like proteins, carbs and healthy fats and fruits and vegetables, it may cause nutritional deficiencies. For instance the lack of vitamins and minerals in your meals may make you deficient in these nutrients and lead to a host of health problems. Weight management is all about maintaining a proper calorie balance; in other words, you need to burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. Whether you eat proteins, carbs or fats, all foods contain calories. When you eat fewer calories than what your body uses, you have a calorie deficit. Unless you are careful, this deficit can well turn into nutritional deficit which may be harmful for your body.
Tips to cope with nutritional deficiency:
- Since carbs are your main sources of energy, you need to include complex carbs in your diet, while eliminating the simple ones that are high in sugar content. Fruits and vegetables and whole grains are complex carbs which should form part of your main meals because these are rich in minerals, vitamins and fibers. Unrefined grains like whole-wheat breads, whole-wheat pasta and brown rice are necessary for your daily diet.
- All fats are not bad for you when you want to lose weight. While trans fats should be completely removed from the diet, healthy fats like the omega3 fatty acids in fish or olive oil and canola oil can improve your cardiovascular health. If you are not sure about the food choice, you can seek help of meal delivery services that supply nutritionally balanced meals. Nutrisystem is an acclaimed meal delivery service (more…)
Your spine is the backbone—literally—of your body, so it’s important to treat it right. The American Chiropractic Association says lower back pain affects 31 million Americans, with the back pain management industry making about $50 billion every year. In fact, half of Americans say they suffer from back pain every year, making it one of the top excuses people give for missing work. Taking care of your spine now can lead to a lifetime of living with a healthy back. (more…)
It’s a well-known fact that our skin is the largest organ in (or rather on) our entire body. It protects our insides, insulates our body, and keeps us safe from all types of harm. But while our skin may be one of the most important parts of our figures, it is one of the easiest components to ignore, disregard, and often even abuse. If you want to take of your skin, here are a few of the best ways you can ensure that it stays healthy and looks beautiful for the rest of your life. (more…)