Open Letter to the Moms in the Trenches!

To my fellow Mommas in the trenches:

Some days are full of giggles and glitter and fun.

Other days, you have to hold a sick babe and have them throw up down your back while you pee.

The days can be so long, but the years go by too fast.

I want you to know that you’re not alone. Even on those days when you feel like it’s been months since you’ve had an adult conversation.

Even on those days when you’ve worn the same shirt covered in spit up and can’t remember the last time you washed your hair.

Even on the days when you eat leftover muffins off the floor because you forgot to make breakfast.

Even on the days where you feel so lonely even though your house is full.

You are not alone. You’re loved.

And YOU ARE ENOUGH ❤️

XOXO,

Laura

Health Boosts to Help You Feel Better Today

We all have days where we are feeling a little under the weather. There is nothing specifically wrong, but instead, we just don’t feel as bouncy and wonderful as usual. Modern life is very demanding, and while we are surrounded by plenty of amazing things like mobile phones, great computers (which mean we can work from anywhere), and of course things like immunizations that protect us longer term – there is a still a lot to do in a day.

Full-time job, part-time job, kids, commutes, cleaning, getting 8 hours rest, and meeting your social commitments isn’t all that easy. It becomes less easy if you begin to get dips in your energy levels.

So let’s talk about a few little things you can do to boost your health.

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Watch Reruns

It sounds a bit like hooey, but watching reruns lets your mental energy recoup. Why? Well, watching a rerun of a show or movie that you’ve seen requires no effort to follow the plot and keep up with what is happening. You are free to enjoy the interactions between the characters and not give too much mental space to it. So if you have had a long day then kicking back watching those Friends or Scrubs episodes might be precisely what you need.

Laugh – A Lot

If you have a few friends that are utterly hilarious, it is time to book some time with them.  You know those moments where you’re laughing so hard you can breathe, your sides hurt, and the tears roll down your face? Those. They release a mass amount of endorphins that, in turn, gives you a strangely higher pain threshold. That and endorphins are the feel-good hormones, the more you have, the more energetic and happy you’re going to feel.

Therapy

It might be talking therapy, it could be getting a serious vitamin boost at an IV bar. There are a lot of different treatments that work for millions of people. We all have things that we want to discuss in more detail, or some alternative therapies we are interested in. Hopi ear candles are a popular choice, as is acupuncture. If you suffer from migraines or lousy posture, then it might be worth seeing what you can do that doesn’t involve pharmaceuticals.

Walking

If you are lucky enough to live close to a nature reserve, then you might like to start taking regular walks. It allows your brain to turn off, and relax, and process things without being interrupted. Swimming is also a gentle exercise that you can work into your weekly, or daily routine that will allow you to unwind, up your movement and turn up the flow on those endorphins too.

Music

Listening to your favorite music while you relax or even while working calms you. Or you can use it to expel excess energy and dance around the room. If you haven’t got a playlist, then it might just be time to sit down and put one together. Aim for around 2-3 hours of music to stop you getting bored too quickly.

Keeping Your Body and Mind Young

Keeping Your Mind and Body Young

Youth is something that we fail to cherish when we’ve got it, but long for when it’s gone. In our societies, youth is something that everyone seems to be striving for. We want to keep our skin soft and supple. We want our muscles to be tight and toned. We hope to avoid wrinkles and grey hairs, and we do anything that we can to prevent stretch marks, cellulite and varicose veins, which could age us.

We spend so much money in search of everlasting youth, and most of it is wasted. Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic cream to keep your skin line free and soft, and there’s little that you can really do to avoid grey hairs, other than cover them up. Aging is something that happens to the best of us, and there is no avoiding it. Even if you are lucky enough – and luck plays a big part! – To look young into middle age, your mind could give you away. You might find that you start to forget things, that you can’t remember names or details and you start doing odd things like putting your gloves in the freezer, much sooner than you might expect. We blame things like baby brain when we are having children, or tiredness when we’re working long hours, but the truth is that it is a natural part of getting older.

In truth, the best way to grow old will always be gracefully. Plastic surgery and other drastic anti-aging techniques will always be tempting to those of us that value youth, and all those high-end, exceptionally expensive creams that promise to take ten years off your face, will often catch your eye. But, it’s important to remember that there is nothing wrong with getting older. It’s something we should all be aiming for. With age, comes wisdom and many people find that if they just let themselves, they love their bodies much more than they did in their youth.

But, aging gracefully isn’t the same as letting everything go. Looking after your body and your mind can ensure that you are able to live a long and healthy life. That your body and brain won’t let you down, and that you can truly love yourself, knowing that you are doing your best to give yourself the best chance of an active and healthy future. Here are some of the very best things that you can do for your body and mind, to keep you looking and feeling at your best, even as you get older.

Love Your Body

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Loving your body is easier said than done. But, as you get older, you often find that you think back to how your body used to look with regret. We regret that we ever thought we were fat and that we didn’t appreciate what we had. When you are 30, you’ll think of how great you looked when you were 20. When you are 40, you’ll believe that your body was amazing when it was 30. By 50, you might well have learned to love what you’ve got instead of thinking about what you had.

Your body is going to age and change. But, it’s the only one that you will ever have. Learning to love yourself, and appreciate everything that your body does for you, helps you to enjoy it. This can be a massive boost to your confidence, and help you to feel more youthful at any age.

Exercise

Loving your body will help you to treat it well, and exercise is the very best way to do this. You don’t need to be a long distance runner or a champion swimmer to exercise enough to take care of your body. Nor do you need to be in the gym twice a day. You just need to move.

Cardio exercise is great for your muscles, your stamina, your circulation and your stamina. It can also help to boost your mental health and confidence while helping you to achieve or maintain a healthy weight. All of which will help to keep your mind and body young. Try to fit in at least three thirty minute cardio workouts a week for a healthy lifestyle and to decrease your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other health conditions as you age.

Cardio exercise is anything that gets your blood pumping and your heart beating faster. This includes things like jogging, swimming and brisk walking.

Strength training can also be beneficial, as it builds and tones muscles, increases your flexibility, improves your heart health and also helps you to manage your weight. But, that doesn’t mean that you need to hit the weights. Pilates and other matt exercises can use your own body weight for strength training.

Eat Well

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Your diet is as important as exercise when it comes to living healthily. And, believe it or not, can help to keep your mind healthy as well as your body. Try to eat a well-balanced diet, with plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as oily fish and complex carbs. Healthy meals don’t have to be boring though. Healthy meals can be tasty, filling and comforting. They can be loaded with nutrients and minerals, but still, be varied and exciting. A big part of this is enjoying food and allowing yourself to experiment with new flavours and new meals. Try things, cook as much as you can, and let yourself love food without overindulging.

Exercise Your Mind

Your body isn’t the only thing that needs a workout if you want to stay young. You also need to exercise your mind, and it’s never too early to start. When you get older, living in aged care can help to exercise your brain by keeping you around other people and avoiding isolation. But, before then, you might find that you don’t use your mind as often as you should.

When you are just going through the motions of life, it’s easy to stop thinking about things. This can lead to your mind prematurely aging and even some serious health conditions.

Exercising your mind however doesn’t need to be difficult. You just need to use it more. Puzzles, books, doing things with your opposite hand and having interesting conversations with different people can be a great help. But, generally, it’s just about being open to learning new things. Those of us that never stop learning, often feel more alert and find it easier to focus. Let your children teach you things, read non-fiction books and watch documentaries. Visit museums and take up new hobbies.

Laugh

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Laughter isn’t just great medicine. It’s also a useful anti-aging tool. Laughing boosts the blood to your face, which can help you to look younger and research shows that we are more attractive when we smile. It can also help to reduce your stress levels, improve your mental health and reduce your blood pressure.

So, spend time with people that make you laugh, doing things that you love and you may find that you feel happier, more alert, that you sleep better and that you feel more at peace. You may feel and look younger, and your health could be improved.

Enjoy Your Friends and Family

Our friends and family make us laugh. They take care of us. They are there for us when we need them and when we are struggling with our health. They boost our confidence and help us to find solutions to our problems. They can be a great source of comfort and support to us, both now and in the future.

But, only if we make time for them, and take the time to offer them the same support. Give your friends your time, not just when it’s needed. Relationships take work. You need to maintain them if you want them to stick around.

Find Your Passions

Like laughter and friendships, having hobbies that you love and interests that you feel passion for can help to keep you young and fill your life with joy, but often as we get older, we stop making time for those passions. Start making time for your hobbies, or look for new ones, and you may find that they help to sustain you.

Remember to Live

When we’re so worried about eating well, exercising and looking after our brains, it can be all too easy to forget to live. When there’s so much to worry about and do, it’s easy to get stressed out and forget to have fun. Don’t be so strict with your diet and exercise that you don’t leave room for fun, or for chocolate. Don’t work so hard that you never have time for holidays, time off and fun days out.

Spend Time Outdoors

So many of us spend most of our time inside. We work in offices. We spend our free time at home surfing the net. We drive everywhere, and we never get as much fresh air as we need to. Getting outdoors more can help to boost your health and your mood, as well as your posture and circulation. Just being outside will mean that you are around people and more fresh air can help you to get a good night’s sleep.

Forever Young!

They often say that “youth is wasted on the young”. The fact is age is just a number and there are multiple things you can do to continue feeling young and vibrant.

If you’re ready to take charge of your life and starting living it, you may consider working with a life coach. Check out how I can help you start living your life today!

How to Help a Friend Through a Tough Time

If you have a friend, family member, or loved one who is going through a hard time, it is natural to want to help them through it. However, it is important you know how to handle it, as sometimes, what we say and do can actually make things worse. Everybody has their own inner world and unique experiences, so something that helped you may not necessarily help them. Below, we will discuss the dos and don’ts of helping somebody through a tough time.

Listen Without Judging Them

Listening to the person going through a hard time without judgement is important. If they feel like you are going to judge them, there’s every chance they will not want to open up, or that they won’t elaborate on what is going on. If you want to be there, you need to be able to offer a shoulder to cry on and a sympathetic ear without telling them that they are being silly, or have been foolish, or anything of the sort.

Be Empathetic

Make sure you are empathetic towards this person, and offer them encouragement and support on their journey to getting better. Although you shouldn’t tell them that ‘you know exactly how they feel’, as these things are different for everyone, you can tell them that you understand it must be hard for them.

Help To Find Resources

Helping to find resources for them could encourage them to get help. Perhaps you could research the types of alcoholics and figure out where they can get help if this is a problem they are experiencing. Looking at support, groups, and other things in the area that could help will be greatly appreciated.

Check In With Them Regularly

Make sure you don’t leave it too long before checking in with them. Send a text or a message, pop over for a cup of tea, even a quick phone call. It all makes a difference and shows them that somebody cares.

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Don’t Offer Cliches That Don’t Really Help

There are many cliches that people use that may make them think they are helping, when in reality, they can making things worse. Telling them to be strong, not to cry, or to focus on the positives can all make them feel weak and ashamed of feeling sad. They will also likely lose trust in your relationship, feel like you don’t understand and become unwilling to open up to you.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask If They Are Suicidal

Many people are put off asking if their loved one is suicidal, as they feel they might put the message in their head. However, this needs to stop being taboo. Simply asking them may help them to talk about it and they might feel relief. It may also help you to know the signs to look for if somebody is suicidal. They can include giving all of their things away, feeling and acting calmer compared to their previous behaviour, and more.

Don’t Neglect Yourself

You can’t pour from an empty cup, so take care of yourself while all of this is going on!

Speaking of taking care of yourself, self-care is so important to help us live her best lives. Check out this post for some awesome self-care ideas!

Reducing Your Stress Levels When You Have to Take Time Off Work

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While some of us take time off work for the purposes of pleasure and relaxation (think of annual leave to head away on vacation), there are situations where we are given little choice in the matter. Lost earnings during this period can significantly boost our stress levels, as we struggle to meet our financial commitments and agreements without a steady income. But not to worry. There are steps that you can take in order to put money worries behind you and reduce stress when you have to take time off work. Here are a few different situations that can land you in this situation and how to best deal with them.

Illness or Injury

Taking time off in order to recover from illness or injury can be frustrating. Your income is significantly reduced and you may find yourself in financial difficulty as a result. But always listen to your doctor’s advice and remain off work until you are fully fit for purpose. If you experience injury or illness in the first place due to another’s malpractice or negligence, make sure to seek help online here. You could be entitled to compensation, which will help to cover medical costs and lost earnings until you are ready to return!

Pregnancy

If you are planning on having a child, it is generally best to come up with a plan of action first. You might want to gather savings, so you’re not living on a budget when you take maternity leave. However, things like pregnancy can sometimes take you by surprise, and if you don’t have savings, finding that you have to take time off work to birth and raise your little one can be a little daunting.

After all, what money will you have coming in? Remember that while it isn’t necessarily a legal requirement, many employers will provide maternity pay for at least a portion of your maternity leave. Check your contract to see what you are entitled to. Legally, your employer does have to hold your position for up to twelve weeks while you take time off, so you will have a job to return to once your little one is old enough.

Redundancy

Redundancy can take us by surprise. Unfortunately, if your employer has found that your position is no longer profitable, they can let you go. The good news is that you do have rights. Your employer needs to prove to you that your position is no longer profitable, and they need to supply you with some sort of redundancy package, which should provide you with enough money to tide yourself over until you find a new position that will be able to support you in the future.

Reduce the Stress

These are just a few different situations that can mean you find yourself unable to work. But try not to let the stress get to you. Remember your rights and exert them. This will give you the best chances of tiding yourself over financially until you are fit and ready to resume work again!

The Complete Massage Guide

The Complete Massage Guide

When you hear the word massage you instantly think of relaxation. It is a chance for you and your body to completely unwind. After all, who doesn’t love to be pampered? Nevertheless, it is imperative to note that the benefits of massages run a lot deeper than this. There is a wealth of different reasons why individuals should book themselves into the spa on a frequent basis to receive this kind of treatment.


Why are massages good for your health?

Before we start looking at the different types of massages that are available, it is vital to establish why they are so good for you. With that being said, let’s take a look at the benefits of massages in further detail. You may be surprised to learn that they offer much more than a chance to relax and be pampered.

•    Improved circulation – Massage therapy is great for your health because it improves the body’s circulation which in turn enhances waste elimination and also nourishes cells.

•    Helps to heal scar tissue – Particular styles of massage can help the body when it comes to healing scar tissue. It is also beneficial when it comes to the healing of muscle, ligament and tendon tears.

•    Pain relief – Individuals experiencing any sort of pain – such as tight muscle aches – are often advised to book themselves into a spa for this treatment.

•    Improved energy – You will notice that your feel revitalized and that your energy levels will have increased.

•    Nerve compression release –This is in relation to the likes of sciatica and carpal tunnel.

•    Enhanced flexibility – Last but not least, another reason why massages are beneficial is that they improve an individual’s range of motion and overall flexibility.
What types of massages are there?

Different massage types

The benefits of massages are there for all to see, however, there is not just one type of massage treatment. There is a great selection for you to choose between and here are some of the most popular…

•    Deep tissue – This is extremely beneficial for those who are suffering from pain or are feeling particularly tense. It goes deeper than the surface of the top muscles.

•    Hot stone – This treatment involves the use of heated stones in order to penetrate into the muscles and relieve tension.

•     Medical/injury specific massages – You can also get a massage from companies like Motus as part of your physical therapy or occupational therapy. revitalized will be part of a wider treatment plan.

•    Aromatherapy – This treatment incorporates using a wealth of different essential oils in order to invigorate energy centers, uplift spirits and help you to relax.

•    Reflexology – This massage involves using certain acupressure points in the feet, hands and even ears. These points all coincide with every different system, gland, and organ in the body. It is all about stimulation and self-healing.

•    Swedish – Let’s end on the most popular massage of them all; the Swedish massage. This involves the use of five different styles of massage strokes, such as kneading and gliding.


How often should you get a massage?


Unfortunately there is no right or wrong answer to this question. It all depends on the individual in question. For instance, if you are someone who suffers from aches and pains then you may be advised to go on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Nevertheless, for the average individual once a month is recommended.


Where can you find the best massage?


Last but not least, you obviously need to know where to get the best massage. For this, you will need to do research into the local spas in your area. Take the time to do this properly. You need to make sure the person treating you has the correct experience and qualifications because if a massage is not carried out properly, it can actually cause damage. You can also read reviews that have been left by people who have had the massage in question before.

Book Your Massage Today

Hopefully, you now know everything you need to about massages. There is no denying that this is something everyone should have on a regular basis. However, the type of massage you go for depends on your unique situation and what you hope to gain from the experience.

Do you get regular massages? Which kind do you prefer?

How to Care for Your Mind

How to Care for Your Mind

When it comes to your health, your mind and your body are put into two very different categories. Normally, when you address the medical issues you are having with your physical side, your mental health will often fall into place. The thing is, it doesn’t work that way for someone who suffers with their mental health. They can have the perfect family, the perfect career and be in the optimum health – but that doesn’t mean that they will be healthy mentally – and that’s the main struggle. Sometimes, your physical health has to wait in line behind your mental health, and it’s not always easy to take that step. You need to know how to care for your mind.

The focus on mental health has flooded the media in recent years, and this is because people are finally speaking out when they are in pain and finding life a lot more of a struggle than they should. Stress may seem like something that only exists in your head, but the physical changes in the body because of stress can mean that you are physically struggling with it – and that just won’t do. We need to remember that the brain is an organ. If your kidneys were having trouble, you’d treat the problem, and you should be doing the same with your brain.

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The difficulty is knowing where to begin. Checking yourself in as an outpatient to a facility that can give you the therapy and support that you need is always a good idea, as you can get a continued level of help from experts who know how to help you. Addressing your mental wellbeing is a process that you have to be willing to undertake. We’ve got some of the best steps to get you to put your mind first, always.

Unplug

Disconnecting from the demands in your life is important. Your spouse, job and children are all going to put pressure on you (not always negatively, but pressure nonetheless), and you need to learn to be selfish sometimes. The thing is, selfish isn’t always a bad thing. It can help you to heal yourself mentally, allowing you to be the best spouse, coworker, and mother possible.

Ask for Help

The next step is to seek help. Whether you do this with a reputable therapist, or you simply want to stick to talking to your friends, you need to feel good and learn to let go of the things that are stressing you out the most. Figure out what could help you, then seek it out.

Do Things That Make You Happy

Start to enjoy doing things that make you happy. You may spend a lot of time doing things for everyone else, but this isn’t going to help you to improve your mental wellbeing. It’s time to recognize that you are worth doing things for, and you should take time to say no to others who are asking you to put yourself and your health second.

Care For Your Mind

Practicing self-care isn’t always easy. We often think that we have to put others before ourselves. Taking care of you will help you take better care of those around you. You have to care for your mind.

Want more tips on self-care? Check out this post here with advice on self-care!

Signs You Need A Worldwide Health Plan

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Signs You Need A Worldwide Health Plan

International medical insurance is widely sought-after. These policies are designed to cover individuals irrespective of where in the world they are located. They provide policyholders with access to the best network of hospitals, professionals, and facilities on a worldwide scale. This not only ensures ultimate peace of mind but financial protection as well. Read on to discover some key signs that you need to take out a worldwide health insurance plan.

You’re Planning on Relocating to Another Country

International medical insurance has actually been designed with expats in mind. If you are planning on moving to another country, whether it be for work purposes, retirement or another reason altogether, you need to sort out a worldwide health insurance plan before you leave. There is no guarantee that your new destination is going to have a high standard of public healthcare. Even if it does, there is no guarantee that you will have access to it. Plus, in some countries, some forms of care, for example, a bulimia recovery program, will only be available if you have taken out private insurance and can, therefore, see a private specialist. So, don’t leave anything to chance.

You Worry About Getting Sick

Do you have full confidence in your current doctor? Are you satisfied that if you were to fall ill you would have access to a high standard of health care? Are you content with the fact that you have no control over the medical professional who will look after you if you are taken ill? If you are not able to answer yes to all of those questions, you should definitely consider worldwide health insurance. By taking out one of these policies you will have control over the hospital and doctor network you have access to and therefore you can be certain you will benefit from the very best health care.

You Travel Abroad Regularly

Of course, travel insurance is available. However, if you really want to benefit from ultimate protection, global medical insurance is a much better option. Travel insurance is typically trip/country specific and the level of cover is minimal. Sometimes, you’re only covered if a serious emergency arises. With international health insurance, you may be covered for everything from maternity care, to vaccinations, to dental care, to check-ups and more.

Do You Need a Worldwide Health Plan?

Depending on your lifestyle, you may benefit from a worldwide health plan. Just like with any health insurance, you should weigh your options and find the best plan to suit your needs.

How to Make Your Home Feel Way More Secure

How to Make your Home Feel Way More Secure

If you want to feel like you’re living in a secure home then you are certainly not alone. So many people are worried about criminals breaking into their property and this can make it hard to feel safe. If you want to get around this or if you want to make your home feel much more secure then there are a few things that you can do about this.

Secure the Doors

Did you know that 34% of burglars stroll right in through the front door? For this reason, you have to make sure that you really secure your doors as much as possible. You need to inspect your exterior doors and you also need to make sure that your door frames are strong as well. The hinges should be protected, and if your door has a mail slot, you have to make sure that someone can’t reach through it in order to unlock the door. You might also want to install a deadbolt and look into a strike plate.

Glass Doors

If you have glass doors then you may want to take some extra steps for a secure home. Reinforcing your glass doors is very easy to do. You can go old-school and use a window bar, or you can even use a dowel in the track to try and stop the door from being forced open. If you want to get a high-tech solution, then consider adding a door sensor or even a glass break sensor. This will alert you if the glass door has been tampered with and it will also scare off any thieves at the same time. It doesn’t take long to do this, but it could help to stop your home from being broken into.

How to Make your Home Feel Way More Secure

Windows

Windows are also a very popular entry point for burglars. Standard latches are usually not effective at all. Sometimes they can even be flimsy, and this is the last thing you need when you are trying to secure your home. If you want to get around this then you need to try and improve them by having some key-operated levers or even some upgraded locks in general. You don’t have to stop there either because you can also have some window security film installed or even window bars. A lot of people also like to have prickly bushes outside their first-floor windows as well, as this will help to deter anyone from looking in for the near future.

Landscape

Vandals, burglars, and various other criminals really don’t like to be in the spotlight. For a more secure home, you need to try and keep intruders at bay by having some high-quality lights outside your front door. If you want to make the most out of your lights then it helps to get ones that are motion activated. You can even get solar powered lights as well if you don’t want to spend too much money on their operation. This will really help you to make the most out of your security and it will also help you to deter criminals as well.

Garage

This entry point is becoming even more popular with criminals as time goes on. If they can’t access your home then they may think that they can find whatever they need in the garage. If you want to try and protect yourself then you may want to keep your garage door opener in the house. This way a burglar can’t use it to break in. You might also want to look into a smart garage door opener as well. if you have windows then these need to be covered up and you may also want to get some high-quality garage door locks too. Home automation means that you will never have to worry about leaving the garage door open again, so this is a very important point that you need to keep in consideration.

Security System

Your home should have some form of security system. It doesn’t even matter whether it is a basic DIY system either, as long as you have something. In this day and age, there really are so many security options for you to choose from. They will suit every budget and they will also suit every level of protection as well. If you want to choose a system that you are comfortable with then you may want to chat with a security expert, as they will be able to help you with absolutely anything you need.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide

Believe it or not, keeping your home secure is not just about preventing burglars. You also have to think about how you are going to keep your family safe from the items within your home as well. Sometimes a boiler can go wrong, gas can leak into your home and various other hazards. If you want to stop all of this from becoming a problem then it is so important that you have a fire alarm installed. You also need to make sure that you have a carbon monoxide detector as well. When you have one of these, you can then feel confident knowing that everything is in order and that you and your family are completely protected. Learn more about that here.

Be Discreet

If you know that you are going away, then it is so important that you are discreet about this so you can keep a secure home. You have to make sure that you don’t tell anyone and that you also don’t make it obvious. If you have a lot of mail coming while you are away, then it may be worth getting it redirected. This is especially the case if you are going away for a long period of time.

If you have flyers continually posted through the door then you may want to ask your neighbor to get rid of them for you. When you do this, you can then feel confident knowing that you are not making it obvious that you are away. If you want to step things up to that next level then you might want to invest in a home automation solution as well. This can really help you to deter any criminals and keep a secure home.

A Secure Home for Your Family

You want a secure home for your family. Following these steps can help you feel more confident that you and your family are protected.

4 Things to Understand To Preserve Your Long Term Health

Things to Understand To Preserve Your Long-Term Health

Have you noticed that sometimes there is a tension between doing what we perceive as good for us now, and caring for our health in the long term? Of course, this tension is usually because we want specific results right away. However, the truth this that real, long-term, sustainable health doesn’t work on quick fixes. Check out four things you need to understand to preserve your long-term health.

Quick Fixes = Too Good to be True

Yes, if something seems too good to be true like a juice cleanse, or a strict diet, it usually is. It may well work for a week or so, but it’s also important to consider the long-term effect of these types of things on our bodies and health too.  

I know that slow and steady can seem painfully drawn out at times, but do you really want to sacrifice good health later on, for quick results now? To that end, be sure stay clear of quick fixes like diet pills, limited diets, and even working out too intensely, because you may just end up doing more harm than good.

Deal with Injuries as They Come

Some folks take pride in training through their injuries. It’s like a badge of honor to them, but what damage are they doing to their long-term health? Well, probably quite a lot, as pain from an injury is the body’s way of telling you that there is a problem, and you need to stop, rest, and recuperate.

In fact, it’s hugely important to deal with injuries sooner rather than later, because left untreated they can develop into a much more severe and long-term problem. A problem that could disrupt your regular exercise routine, and so your long-term health.

Of course, getting treatment can be expensive, and that is why if you have a problem from a situation that wasn’t your fault it’s crucial to speak to an injury lawyer about compensation. After all, you shouldn’t have to pay for treatment out of your own pocket when you have done nothing wrong!

Know What it Means to Fuel Your Body

Another tactic that can help you to improve your health in the long term is to learn about how to fuel your body correctly. Yes, all food has calories in it, but some foods are much more nutritionally dense and contain essentials like water and fiber as well. Therefore it’s crucial that you educate yourself on nutrition, and what your body needs to operate at an optimum level.

How to Stay Motivated on Your Health Journey

Its OK to Rest

Lastly, it can be very easy for those of us that are into health and fitness to believe we need to be on the go all of the time. However, it is also important that we rest as well. After all, rest is vital in allowing the body and muscles to repair themselves after a vigorous workout.

Preserve Your Long-Term Health

Also, don’t forget that our minds need to rest as well. Therefore ensuring that you have at least one rest day over a weekly period can help you switch off from requiring to self-motivate all of the time, something that can be very beneficial, for your long-term health too.

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