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How To Train Safely and Prepare For Competition To Achieve Your Best Performance

Competition in sports means hard work and practice. With new seasons of competitions on the horizon, from football matches to softball tournaments, dance shows to a swim meet, athletes are preparing themselves in time for their event. The preparation that goes into training for the competition will start years and months before the event. It will not stop until the final few hours beforehand. If you have a competition on the horizon and are looking for ways to maximize your performan...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Fitness, Sports, Competition, Sports Games, Home Life


Top Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

What is alkaline water? You may have heard numerous health benefits associated with alkaline water. According to some, it can help delay the aging process, balance your body’s pH level, and prevent chronic diseases such as cancer. But what exactly is alkaline water, and why is it so popular? The term “alkaline” refers to the pH level of the water. On a scale of 0 to 14, the pH level measures how acidic or alkaline a particular material is. Something with a pH of 1 is highly acidic,...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Water, Water Bottles, Mayo Clinic, Drinking Water, Clean Water, Alkaline, Orp, Home Life, Filtered Water, Alkaline Water, Ph Balanced


Generation X are heavy, risky drinkers. Will anything ever persuade us to stop?

Alcohol’s allure was powerful when we were growing up and those born after us consume far less. Now booze is falling out of fashion, is it time to assess old habits?My first job in journalism was editing a free magazine called Rasp. In 1995, we ran a competition for a year’s supply of Two Dogs lemon brew, the Australian alcopop. Two Dogs tried to send us 365 bottles, and I negotiated them up to 1,000, indignant that a bottle a day could constitute a “supply”. It is the only time I’ve ever played...
Tags: Health, Politics, Alcohol, Life and style, Society, Beer, Unemployment, Margaret Thatcher, ABV, Uk Unemployment And Employment Statistics, Wine, Alcoholism, TNT, Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, Two Dogs, Dave Lawrence


Podcast #741: The Exercise Prescription for Depression and Anxiety

If you went to the doctor about treating your depression or anxiety, you might expect to be written a prescription for Zoloft or Xanax. But if you went in to see Dr. Jasper Smits, he might write you a different kind of prescription, one that instructed you to take a jog around the block. Dr. Smits is a professor and clinical psychologist, as well as the co-author of Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being. Today on the show we talk about wh...
Tags: Health, Podcast, Life, Health & Fitness, Smits, Jasper Smits, Jasper Smits Jasper, University of Texas Listen


Right as rain! 10 ways to boost your mood on grey, wet or cold days

After a disappointing British summer, many of us won’t be looking forward to autumn and winter. But there are many ways to keep your spirits high in the bleaker seasonsIf you have ever spent summer in the UK, you will know that there is often little to distinguish the season from any other wet, miserable time of year. Nonetheless, many of us cling to the idea that we are in for endless days of sunshine and cheerfulness – so, when the season draws to a close, having been a washout, it can feel di...
Tags: Health, UK, Life and style, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, UK Weather, Rakhi Chand


How To Keep Up With The Nutritional Requirements After Surgery

Accident statistics in Snellville have increased over a while because of an increase in population and adverse driving conditions. Car accidents can be of two types: major and minor. In case of a minor accident, your doctor will prescribe bed rest for a few days, while major accidents result in complicated injuries like multiple fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and much more.  Complex injuries require immediate medical attention and care. Most patients even have to spend days in the...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Nutrition, Health Tips, Healthy Food, Health & Fitness, Snellville, Healthy Diet, Home Life, Health & Nutrition, Nutrition Advice, Importance of Hydration, Health and Nutrition, Soups Broth Chowder Impact of Nutrition, Antioxidants Berries


Facebook and Google condemned over ads for ‘abortion pill reversal’

Adverts promoting ‘dangerous, unproven and unethical’ procedure shown millions of times, study findsFacebook has served “abortion reversal” adverts 18.4m times since January 2020, according to a report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), promoting an “unproven, unethical” and “dangerous” procedure.Google shows the adverts on more than four-fifths of searches related to abortion across a number of US cities, according to the CCDH research, targeted at search terms such as “unwante...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Women, US, Life and style, Society, World news, Abortion, CCDH, Center for Countering Digital Hate CCDH


Best Physical Therapy Clinics In The Midwest States

What if I told you that physical therapy has more than 2000 years of history? It is one of the most practiced disciplines to heal injuries of different kinds, physical pathologies, and many mental/neurological conditions.  It is an exceptional method to control pain and has a wide variety of specialties and techniques for any type of patient. If you are looking for where to do physical therapy in the Midwest area of the USA, we present some of the best clinics and professionals so yo...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Usa, Milwaukee, Iowa, Injury, Physical Therapy, Michigan, Lincoln, Illinois, Healthy, Physical Fitness, Health Tips, Healthy Lifestyle, Midwest, Health & Fitness


‘Every man was drinking’: how much do bans on alcohol help women in India?

Women’s protests led to prohibition in Bihar but can alcohol bans end domestic abuse and harassment?Holding sticks and brooms, the women marched to the liquor shop in the centre of Konar village. It was a rare ambush in the staunchly patriarchal Bihar state in eastern India. But they were at breaking point.“In every village women were troubled by alcohol. Men harassed them on the streets. Husbands beat them at home,” says Sunita Devi, 52, a former seamstress who led the crowd. “When they saw us ...
Tags: Health, Family, Law, Alcohol, India, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Domestic Violence, South and Central Asia, Global development, Alcoholism, Sexual Harassment, Bihar, Sunita Devi


Labia liberation! The movement to end vulva anxiety for good

Women have long been taught to be ashamed of their vulvas, with increasing numbers turning to cosmetic surgery in pursuit of genital ‘perfection’. But a new generation is fighting backWhen Florence Schechter opened the Vagina Museum – the world’s first museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy – in London in 2019, it was partly a response to a dramatic rise in labiaplasty surgery. Instances of such surgery more than doubled in the first decade of this century, then carried on climbing. Zoe Will...
Tags: Health, London, Sex, Women, Life and style, Society, Sexual health, Cosmetic Surgery, Zoe Williams, Florence Schechter, Vagina Museum


‘I imagine the children we might have had’: deciding what to do with my late husband’s frozen sperm

Three years after the death of her husband at 41, Kat Lister describes the posthumous conception dilemma she facesIt’s the hottest week of the year and I am sitting in a windowless room on the lower ground floor of London’s University College Hospital discussing the precise temperature of frozen sperm. At -196C, these glacial swimmers are biologically inert, I’m told, as I’m handed two props: a thin plastic straw that bends to the will of my fingertips and a cylindrical cup segmented by colourfu...
Tags: Health, Books, Family, London, Life and style, Society, Death and dying, Parents and parenting, Fertility problems, University College Hospital, Kat Lister


The Taliban are not the only threat to Afghanistan. Aid cuts could undo 20 years of progress

The most vulnerable people will bear the cost of sanctions, as services and the economy collapseWatching Afghanistan’s unfolding trauma, I’ve thought a lot about Mumtaz Ahmed, a young teacher I met a few years ago. Her family fled Kabul during Taliban rule in the late 1990s.Raised as a refugee in Pakistan, Ahmed had defied the odds and made it to university. Now, she was back in Afghanistan teaching maths in a rural girls’ school. “I came back because I believe in education and I love my country...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Human Rights, Education, Children, Law, Women, Economics, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Teaching, Afghanistan, Taliban


Study links too much free time to lower sense of wellbeing

Research shows there is a ‘sweet spot’ and subjective wellbeing drops off after about five hoursThe lesson of Goldilocks, that one can have too much of a good thing, even when it comes to the size of a chair, has applied in fields from astrobiology to economics. Now, it seems it may even govern our free time.Researchers have found that while levels of subjective wellbeing initially rise as free time increases, the trend does not necessarily hold for very high levels of leisure. Continue reading....
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Life and style, UK News, US news, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing


5 simple ways to honor and improve your mental health, according to a psychotherapist

Setting aside time to care for your mental health is key for your long-term wellbeing. Luis Alvarez/ Amy Morin is an author, psychotherapist, and host of The Verywell Mind Podcast. She says it's important to prioritize working on your mental health as much as your physical health. Small exercises, like planning a fun activity each week or performing an act of kindness, can make a big difference. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many of us take steps to care for our ph...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Advice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Mental Health, Nordic, Amy Morin, Verywell Mind, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Amy Morin Courtesy of Amy Morin, Luis Alvarez Amy Morin


Drinking water probably won't help you avoid a hangover, according to a molecular biologist

According to molecular biologist Patrick Schmitt, drinking water won't help you avoid a hangover. dragana991/Getty Images Many drink a glass of water between drinking alcohol to help avoid the effects of a hangover. The body doesn't get dehydrated when drinking alcohol, molecular biologist Patrick Schmitt says. He said drinking water won't help with a hangover, as hangovers aren't caused by dehydration. See more stories on Insider's business page. My phone is vibrating ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Life, International, Trends, Drinking, Nordic, Partying, Schmitt, Patrick Schmitt, Business Insider Deutschland, Francois Lenoir, BI General Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


Mental Health Services and The Telehealth Movement in 2021

Digital health companies span the entire spectrum of medical fields, providing specialized attention and expertise to individuals through computer screens and cell phones. Counseling services and therapy sessions can benefit people in this way, as well. By allowing you to stay home while still receiving the benefits of mental health treatment, technology is opening figurative doors to new types of therapy and wellbeing. You don’t need to be very tech-savvy to benefit from this age of di...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Mental Health, Telemedicine, Health & Fitness, Telehealth, Mental Health Services, Mental Wellness, Telehealth Movement, Companies as Wellness Facilitators Rey Health


It’s not just Texas – anti-abortion activists are targeting women’s rights in Europe | Mara Clarke

Draconian laws in European countries and the effects of Brexit and Covid-19 are making safe terminations harder to accessMara Clarke is the founder of Abortion Support NetworkThe state of Texas now has the most restrictive abortion law to be passed in the US since Roe v Wade legalised abortion in 1973. Texas residents must now add out-of-state travel to the many barriers that already exist to getting an abortion. There has been an outpouring of support for Texas women from people in the UK and E...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, Texas, Women, US, European Union, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Northern Ireland, Abortion, Clarke


Delivering babies in a Nigerian camp: ‘I’ve had to use plastic bags as gloves’

After seeing a woman die in childbirth, Liyatu Ayuba stepped in and has now delivered 118 babies in a community cut off from public health servicesHaving watched a woman and her baby die needlessly after being refused admission to a hospital over a lack of money, Liyatu Ayuba wanted to never let it happen again.The 62-year-old is one of Nigeria’s nearly 3 million internally displaced people (IDPs) – driven out of their homes by the violence of the Boko Haram Islamist militants. Ayuba fled Gwoza ...
Tags: Health, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Childbirth, Sexual health, Maternal mortality, Maternal health, Infant and child mortality, Internally displaced people


Nigeria’s IDP camp midwife ‘bringing joy’ to mothers left behind by state

After seeing a woman die in childbirth, Liyatu Ayuba stepped in and has now delivered 118 babiesHaving watched a woman and her baby die needlessly after being refused admission to a hospital over a lack of money, Liyatu Ayuba wanted to never let it happen again.The 62-year-old is one of Nigeria’s nearly 3 million internally displaced people (IDPs) – driven out of their homes by the violence of the Boko Haram Islamist militants. Ayuba fled Gwoza in the north-eastern state of Borno in 2011 with he...
Tags: Health, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Childbirth, Sexual health, Maternal mortality, Maternal health, Infant and child mortality, Internally displaced people


How 2 psychologists say to use mindfulness to relieve pre and post-interview stress

Mindfulness is the ability to pay full attention to the present. fizkes/Getty images If you can't relax while waiting for results after interviews or exams, a mindfulness hack may help. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs found success in mindful meditation after a trip to India. Psychologists say mindfulness makes it easier to deal with nerve-wracking waits. See more stories on Insider's business page. The post-interview period can be a particularly worrisome and stressful time.A hundred ...
Tags: Apple, Health, UK, Education, Steve Jobs, Life, India, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Stress, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Anxiety, Getty


Juul hooked an entire generation on nicotine – can it redeem its image?

The company has been shamed by health regulators, lost revenue and is the center of hundreds of US lawsuits. Now it has thrown in a last-ditch effort to continue salesMore than a decade ago, Adam Bowen and James Monsees became friends over their smoke breaks at Stanford University. They were graduate students when they first conceived of the idea behind Juul: conventional cigarettes, like the ones they couldn’t stop smoking, were bad not because of nicotine, but for all the other chemicals from ...
Tags: Health, Smoking, US, Life and style, Society, E-cigarettes, Juul, James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Stanford University They


Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman review – a brief treatise on time

A sage and sane theory of ‘time unmanagement’ exhorts us to stop chasing the seconds and embrace the joy of missing outYou’ve probably already worked out what this book’s title means, even if the number seems outrageously small. Four thousand weeks is roughly the amount of time you’ll get through if you live to be 80. That will appear even more paltry as you age – not just because you’re running out of weeks, but because time speeds up in your head the older you get, until the weeks seem to flas...
Tags: Health, Books, Life and style, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Marilynne Robinson, Oliver Burkeman, Society books, Mind And Body Books


How wearing ties may raise your risk of eyesight and health issues

Scientists at Kiel University Hospital described the act of wearing a tie as "socially desirable strangulation". Getty Images / Hispanolistic Many agree ties are outdated and unnecessary but they may actually harm your health. Sporting a tie may raise intraocular eye pressure, upping your risk of glaucoma and cataracts. Ties are also breeding grounds for pathogens in hospitals, where infections can easily be spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many accept that ties are...
Tags: Health, UK, Life, US, International, Trends, Hospital, Richard Branson, Dress Code, Ties, Nordic, Kiel, New York Hospital, Tie, Workwear, Yonsei University


Podcast #736: Could Sleeping in Separate Beds Improve Your Relationship?

When it comes to advice around getting better sleep, nearly all of it is directed at the individual sleeper who feels they’ve got room to improve: Here’s what you might be doing wrong; here’s how to straighten out your sleep hygiene. Yet for the millions of people who are sleeping with someone else in their bed, this advice leaves out a huge elephant in the room — the other person sharing your sheets.   As my guest today argues, a shared bed means shared sleep issues that need to be tack...
Tags: Health, Podcast, Life, Health & Fitness, Wendy, Wendy Troxel, Roger Ekirch, Podcast Wendy, Wendy Troxel Wendy


The Key To a Fresh Home is Eliminating the Odors First!

We all strive to keep a tidy and presentable home, but with the pressures of work and family life, it is not uncommon for many to struggle. We can often quickly make the home more presentable if we are expecting company with a quick tidy-up, but one thing that will give the game away is if we are subject to the prevalence of unpleasant odors. We must take a continuous and persistent attitude to eliminate odors and ensuring a permanently fresh and fragrant-smelling home.  Open Windows &...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Home Cleaning, Home Life, Cleaning Products, Home Smell


Essential Oils To Help Keep Your Kitchen Fresh and Clean

Having the long-lasting smell of pecan pie or Slow-Cooked Brisket and Onions in your kitchen is always great and – really delicious. But what would you feel about the smell of rotting food, garbage can, garbage disposal, or the smell of bacon grease? Really offensive odors they are. Aren’t they? Well, the good news is that you can turn to your favorite breezy air freshener to break up the scent in the air. But the bad news is that you’ll then be known as the person who compromises on t...
Tags: Health, Kitchen, Fashion, Lemon, In The Kitchen, Peppermint, Essential Oils, Aren, Essential Oil, Bergamot, Diy Cleaning Products


OCD has plagued me for most of my life – can I ever escape it?

Ask your GP to refer you to a specialist, says Annalisa Barbieri. It’s not surprising you haven’t been able to conquer it on your ownI am a 76-year-old married man and have had intense and ongoing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) since the age of 13.My father was killed in the second world war, just after I was conceived. When I was six, my mother remarried; the marriage soon became unhappy and tense. My mother was a strict disciplinarian and hit me frequently when she felt I had been naughty...
Tags: Health, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Health & wellbeing, Annalisa Barbieri


Keep it short and before 3pm: what the sleep scientists say about naps

Napping is a symbol of laziness but it can improve our memory, creativity, empathy and problem-solvingNapping has long been a symbol of laziness, but actually it is an essential bodily function that improves our memory, creativity, empathy and problem-solving abilities.Sleep scientists say the gold standard for good physical and mental health is making sure you get between seven and nine hours’ sleep every day, but not necessarily all in one go. Related: National Trust to give staff siestas in...
Tags: Health, Science, Sleep, Life and style, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, University of Oxford


‘I’m one of them’: the FGM survivor providing a lifeline

Stigma can stop women seeking help but Hawa Bah, who was cut at eight, reaches those suffering in silence to get them the care they needOne night 14 years ago, Hawa Bah crept out of her house in Guinea and slipped into the darkness. She says she had lost count but it may have been her 14th or 15th escape attempt from an abusive marriage she was forced into with a man 37 years her senior.Bah made her way through a maze of streets to the meeting point where a car was waiting with two strangers ins...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Guinea, Refugees, Global development, Fgm, Leeds, Forced marriage, Child marriage, Bah, Female genital mutilation (FGM


Struggle To Sleep at Night? You May Suffer From One of These Common Sleep Disorders

Do you find yourself lying awake at night, unable to fall asleep? When morning comes, and you are still exhausted, it may be because you suffer from a sleep disorder. Not getting enough sleep can make it difficult to do your job productively, make it unsafe for you to drive, and contribute to chronic health problems and obesity. Read on to learn more about some of the most common sleep disorders and what you can do to stop this cycle of sleeplessness. Restless Leg Syndrome Restles...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Sleep, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Sleeping, Melatonin, Sleep Problems, Home Life, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Solutions, Restless Leg Syndrome



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