One of the most overused cliches is that stress is ‘killing us’ but not without good reason. As a matter of fact, high levels of stress have been linked to premature death rates in the developed world. According to an article published a couple years ago in the Miami Herald, there are at least six known causes of death that have been directly linked to stress. If you are feeling the weight of inordinate amounts of stress in your life, it’s time to think about stress reduction techniques that can have you on the road to a more peaceful existence as you begin to ‘heal’ along the way. Here are a few tips. 1. Practice Deep Breathing Techniques Deep, slow breathing is one of the best ‘on-the-spot’ stress reducing techniques. It gets oxygen circulating through the system which is immediate
Your alarm clock failed to wake you. Your coffee creamy was chunky as it poured into your mug. And your car keys are playing a nice game of hide-and-seek. The odds are stacking against you this morning. But a few minutes of morning meditation can crash into those odds, kick-starting your day into a positive direction. The benefits of meditation help to “enhance overall health and well-being,” according to outlets like the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health. And with resources and gadgets that are helping to make meditation more approachable, this practice is gaining attention—something that we at Modernize are very serious about. Benefits of the body and mind By dedicating minutes of every morning, medication can strengthen the mind so it can build skills
Nobody likes to have loose skin, yet it seems to appear on most people’s arms, stomach, face and other areas. This can be really distressing because integument, which is what skin is called, makes us look out of shape and old, even if we are fit, young and healthy. In the past, the only way to get rid of this type of skin was to have a tummy tuck or face lift. Now, however, you can turn to the best skin tightening Orange County has to offer and experience very good results. Skin tightening can now be achieved by using a variety of non-surgical tools. These methods have quickly grown in popularity and this has, unfortunately, also given rise to a number of misleading advertisements suggesting simple lotions and potions can target loose skin. How Does Skin Tightening Work? In or
Today, there are several different lap band manufacturers that have been approved for medical procedures in both this country and Europe. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration),however, only approves two. Two FDA Approved Lap Bands The two lap bands that the FDA has officially approved are: SAGB (Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band), which is made by Johnson & Johnson. Interestingly, in 1994, the very first international workshop for laproscopic lap bands was held in Belgium. This was the first band that was introduced there. The Allergen gastric band, which was approved by the FDA in 2001. While these are the most expensive lap bands out there, they are also the ones that have the greatest amount of test data available. Furthermore, they are also the types that are kn...
It can often be difficult for people who aren’t employed in social care jobs to have the same insight and understanding when it comes to dealing with disabilities. Often it isn’t due to malice or prejudice that misconceptions occur, but simply a lack of education in the range of conditions that constitute having a disability. One of the most common issues faced by disabled people is the notion that you must be able to see the disability for it to be real. This problem is most notably realized in disputes over handicapped parking spaces – it is common for disabled people without visible disability to be abused for parking in a disabled space, even if they have the correct badge/sticker. For example, if someone is visually impaired or deaf, you may not be able to tell from just their
Many people who are interested in having lap band surgery wonder what their life will be like after the surgery. Because the lap band is a reasonably new type of procedure in the world of bariatric surgery, there isn’t really a point of reference for them yet. The lap ban is very non-invasive compared to other types of bariatric surgery, because it doesn’t actual alter your digestive system. Rather, it uses a constrictive silicone band that is placed around the top of the patient’s stomach. This limits the stomach’s size and the food a patient can consume. Essentially, it makes someone feel full faster, thereby eating lest and losing weight. If you are interested in this procedure, it is recommended that you start following some professional blogs , so that you can learn about what is invo