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Understanding and preventing tick bites

Ticks are a nuisance because they are generally very small and difficult to predict where they will be. Although they can’t jump or fly, they can move from a leaf onto your body and then crawl across your skin, looking for the best place to latch on. Once they’ve bitten you, they will stay there, feeding on your blood, until they are engorged. At this point, they will fall off by themselves and complete the reproduction process. However, ticks are known to carry several different diseases, including Lyme disease and even Rocky mountain fever. Although ticks generally target pets first,…

Do These Things to Live a Healthier Life

Life is so short and many of us sometimes forget that a primary objet of life is to enjoy ourselves and make sure that it is rewarding. These days as work takes up more and more of our time, and thinking about work occupies lots of time as well, we can sometimes feel uneasy about wanting to have a good time. When you factor in commitments to family and even caring for a loved one, things can seem nearly impossible for the average person. The reality is however that you simply have to make some time for yourself and give…

How to choose a great pedometer in 2019

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Pedometers have advanced in leaps and bounds in the last few years, taking a product that was once a novelty and forming it into a serious piece of kit – responsible for a huge chunk of fitness accessory market.   If you’re not already aware (or are just a little confused where a pedometer ends a fitness tracker begins), it makes sense to dive into the definition of the tech – so you know exactly what you’re getting. In a single sentence:  “A pedometer is a wearable electronic device that uses motion detection to measure the number of steps being taken…

Five Skin Care Products Worth Splurging on

Looking for the perfect skincare product to splurge on come payday? Read here to find the best high end skincare for you to have a cheeky splurge on. If you are a self-confessed beauty addict then you know that the one place where you should be spending money is in your skincare. Make-up goes on easily over a smooth base and nothing compares to fresh skin with a glow from within. Here are five skin care products which, while pricier, will always be worth the splurge. Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder This intriguing powder from the Japanese brand Tatcha…

Stop panic attacks – Few immediate hacks to keep in mind

Panic attacks are intense or sudden fits of anxiety or panic. Sometimes they can get overwhelming and can also lead to several emotional and physical symptoms. There are many who find it difficult to breathe, tremble, sweat heavily and find their hearts pounding when they get panic attacks. Some others may even experience chest pain along with a strange feeling of disengagement from reality when they have a panic attack. In a nutshell, panic attacks can be dangerous and can hit on you really fast. Online guides like E-Counseling.com can tell you more on how you can stop panic attacks.…

Not Sure What You’ll Do When You Retire? Here Are Some Ideas To Choose From

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After years and years of clocking into the office, retirees finally get to kick back and relax. For some it’s exciting, and for others, it leaves them scratching their heads.  What is there to do without work every day? How will they keep themselves entertained? What about boredom? If you’re someone who is looking at retirement on the horizon, take a look at some of these great things to look forward to. Travel! Now that you don’t have to save your vacation hours meticulously take advantage of the freedom! Go to the places that you’ve always wanted to see.  Take…

6 Qualities to Look for When Choosing a Gym Towel

Your gym towel is one of those workout essentials you just have to bring to the gym. Aside from being a part of your personal hygiene, the gym towel has a key role in gym etiquette. It is used to wipe the gym equipment after use so that no sweat if left behind, as a courtesy for the next user. Whether you’re a beginner, a professional athlete, or a trainer, everyone needs a gym towel that caters to his or her needs. When choosing a gym towel, keep in mind these qualities to look out for. Absorbency – The main…

Pilates for a Healthy Life

Ideally we could all make it through life avoiding pain completely, yet we all know that this is simply not possible. We can however minimize the amount of pain we feel in our lives. Adding in some extra routines & changing how we do a few things can have a huge impact on avoiding future injuries. Here are some strategies you can adopt that will give you the best odds of living a pain free life. Exercise Regularly One way to avoid chronic pain in your life is to keep your muscles and cardiovascular system in good shape. You should…

Why Pilates Works as a fitness regime

Keeping yourself physically fit is a goal that each of us should aspire to. It will likely mean leading longer and healthier lives. A healthier life is generally a happier one. More time with your loved ones and more time to do what you love. Although exercise does not guarantee good health, it goes a long way to ensuring you don’t become unhealthy. We’ve all heard stories of people who smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol to excess, party all the time and never exercise that live to be 100. But trust me, they are the exception. The reality is that most…

How CBD can be used to soothe anxiety?

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It’s hard to know whether anxiety is becoming more common, or if it’s just talked about more often nowadays, with the gradual ebbing away of the mental health stigma. Philosophers have been around for millennia, trying to solve various mental conundrums which prevent us from leading happy lives, with the goal of ending psychological suffering. Moreover, being exposed to some level of fear is not just welcome, but necessary to our survival. It’s vital that we know which situations may endanger us so that we can avoid them, or at least approach them with circumspect. But anxiety stops serving us…