Burnout is a problem for any healthcare profession. Particularly acute are underfunded and overworked departments that fast high paced environments. For example, ER Nurses.Continue reading “Burnout in the ER”
Getting a good night’s sleep can mean the difference between chronic health problems and a vibrant lifestyle. When you don’t get good sleep your body can’t reset or repair itself during the night. For men and women, the key to a good night’s sleep is reducing snoring. Here are three natural ways to reduce snoring at night.
1. Not the easiest, not the quick fix, but the main reasons why you snore is due to weight gain. Obesity increases the likelihood of snoring by closing your airway as you relax at night. Reduce snoring by maintaining a healthy body-to-fat ratio. That means constant and regular exercise regardless of age.
2. Sleep positions can greatly impact your snoring patterns. Back sleepers snore more because as they relax gravity takes over and the top of the airway becomes obstructed. Side or front sleeper do not have this problem. Try switching sleep positions at different times during the night.
3. Snoring Aids can help. There are a variety of different methods you can try to employ, most available at your local pharmacy. Although some are gimmicks (nose baskets that keep your nostrils wider), some provide basic relief. Nose-strips (brand name Breathe Right) are a popular option that can keep your nasal passage open as you sleep. This doesn’t guarantee an unobstructed passage, but it does make a difference that can reduce your snoring and get you a better sleep overall.
4. Watch what you eat. Controlling diet can impact your waistline, but it also reduces snoring for certain foods. Alcohol is notorious for increasing snoring as many develop slight reactions to the grains and additives in liquor. That leads to further reduction of the nasal passage. Be mindful that what you consume impacts you at night.
Growing in popularity as the request from consumers to know about their carbon footprint. Carbon footprint includes your food. Where your food comes from, from how far, the inputs that are required, all factor in to the environmental impact of the food you eat.
What can you do to reduce your footprint?
One of the most important elements isn’t so much how far away the food came from but what it is you are eating.
Survey says, exercise is good for you.
We know that. A healthy diet coupled with regular exercise are keys to longevity and vitality. Whole health relies on this rhythm.
More studies are coming out to confirm what we already know–that the affects of exercise, even in young people, have long standing health benefits. That includes cognition. A study recently showed benefits in cognitive abilities in participants as young as 20.
So about that, healthy and smart!
Now that Christmas is coming gone and then New Years resolutions have all come in his time to turn dream into reality. New goals to be healthier and lose weight seem ambitious at the start of the year. If you’re like most people who make New Year’s resolutions, then by the time February rolls around those resolutions are in the past. But what if they were easy ways to make healthier choices last? What can you do to lose weight and Lead healthier lifestyles without dropping the ball?
When you are making goals, particularly around eating and exercising, ensure that you are making goals that are attainable. Often we fail to achieve what we set out to do because our expectation is too lofty. It’s critical to set a direction that celebrates incremental wins and will last for the long-haul.
You may be surprised to know there are very simple and easy ways for you to turn two words health.
Here are the two most critical elements you need to lose weight easily.
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Despite spending almost double most developed economies per person (as a percentage of GDP), America’s healthcare system continues to operate in shambles. Spending continues to grow, reaching a staggering $3.5 trillion in 2017. This amidst tens of millions of Americans remaining uninsured, and many more millions unable to afford needed care.
The American health system is a demonstrable demonstration of how a “free-market” health care program operates. It’s far more expensive for less coverage. Yet as a whole, America can’t seem to get a grip on a way forward. Many suffering from the ideology of anti-“socialism”, decrying any form of single payer system that would provide health coverage to all citizens. The same people are fine with trillions of dollars to the military, but struggle with “socialist” healthcare.
The trouble with this approach is quite simple, Americans pay the most, yet the receive staggeringly less health care than any other developed nation on the face of the planet.Continue reading “USA Healthcare Spending Continues to Outstrip All Developed Economies”
You’ve no doubt heard it said before, the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest you can adopt. Generous servings of vegetables, the lack of red meat, fish as a source of protein and beans, and healthy volumes of oil. Oil? I thought oil was bad? It all seems to depend on what kind.
Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Do you wake-up feeling groggy and tired? Here are some natural methods to both fall asleep faster, and wake up feeling well rested.