Happy Friday

Happy Friday

I absolutely love this quote by Amelia E. Barr. “Everything good needs time. Don’t do work in a hurry. Go into details; it pays in every way. Time means power for your work. Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration....

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Healthy shoes that still look good

Healthy shoes that still look good

It's not been easy, I have to say but recently there have been popping up some new innovative brands who actually balance the fine line between healthy footwear and looks. Here are the ones we have tested that convinced in materials, comfort and wearability.  First up we all own a pair...

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Tip | Loslassen

  Bei warmem oder heißem Wetter solltest du Kleidung mit gröberem Geflecht bevorzugen, um deinem Körper die Chance zu geben sich abzukühlen. Stoffe wie Seide sollten vermieden werden - je enger das Geflecht umso mehr heizt sich der Körper auf und neigt dazu mehr zu schwitzen.

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Tip | Essen und Schwitzen

  Bestimmte Nahrungsmittel sollten bei sehr heißem Wetter vermieden werden. Heißes und scharfes Essen können die Schweißbildung steigern. Vermeide somit Chilli und Pfeffer wenn du dich nicht in einen Schwitzkasten verwandeln möchtest. Zwiebeln und Knoblauch bewirken zudem nachweislich üblen Schweißgeruch.  

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Tip | Einen kühlen Kopf bewahren

  Um Erschöpfung durch Hitze oder einem Hitzschlag vorzubeugen wenn das Wetter wärmer wird, stelle eine ausreichende Flüssigkeitszufuhr sicher - wiederverwendbare Flaschen sind sehr praktisch um jederzeit Wasser griffbereit zu haben. Trage helle Kleidung, vermeide Alkohol und exzessives Körpertraining. Und verwöhne dich selbst mit einem kühlen Bad oder einer kühlen...

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Tip | Der Vorteil von Schwitzen

  Schwitzen erlaubt unserem Körper, Salz abzuführen und Kalzium in unseren Knochen beizubehalten. Es erfordert jedoch entsprechende Hydratisierung des Körpers zum Ausgleich. In Summe kann das eine Anhäufung von Salz und Kalzium in Nieren und Urin limitieren und somit das Risiko von Nierensteinen reduzieren.  

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Tip | Empfindliches Zahnfleisch

  Zahnfleischblutungen sind nach dem ersten Benutzen von Zahnseide normal. Solange die Blutung schnell wieder aufhört, stellt sie auch kein Problem dar. Tägliche Routine bei der Anwendung von Zahnseide nimmt dem Zahnfleisch die Sensitivität und Blutungen haben ein Ende.  

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Tip | Hautberuhigend

  Im Fall eines Sonnenbrands ist Aloe Vera eines der besten Mittel für die Heilung. Vermeide Produkte mit Inhaltsstoffen wie Petroleum, Benzocain oder Lidocain. Diese können die Hitze unter der Haut einschließen oder zu Hautreizungen führen. Eine Erwägung könnte auch eine Hydrocortison-haltige Creme aus deiner lokalen Apotheke sein.  

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Tip | Caffeine & Sweat

Caffeine is a trigger to sweat more, so in hot and warm weather avoid things like coffee, tea and energy drinks if you want to be less sweaty. Always keep hydrated with water to replenish the water you lose through sweating in general.  Image by Delfi Carmona

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Tip | Memory

If you often forget things, the next time you need to remember something important grab a pen and paper and draw something to remind you. Drawing is more effective than writing and visualization exercises. Image by Audrey Rivet

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How to deal with a cold

  Feeling under the weather is never fun, no one would wish to feel sick or to catch a cold or just be poorly in general. Sometimes it even feels like we have no time to be ill. But sometimes life catches up with us and forces us to slow...

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Seasonal Food & Recipes

  It’s the time of year for hearty, warm, filling dishes. Yet, we can still eat healthily and seasonally while enjoying yourself. Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes to get you through the coming darker days. It’s important to try and eat seasonally as the foods are going...

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Tip | The Flu

If you happen to catch the flu it will usually last around a week. If you catch it make sure you keep hydrated, rest and keep warm. Take Paracetamol to reduce your temperature and Ibuprofen to relieve any aches. Stay home if you can, so as not to worsen your...

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All About Flu Jabs

  Every year, millions of people around the world get infected by the flu virus, and one of the best forms of defence against catching the flu is by getting a simple jab in the Autumn. Though as members of the general public we may know that these jabs are...

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Tip | Sleep off the tired

We require the same amount of sleep all year round: 8 hours is the most optimal. You don’t need more in the darker months and often sleeping more makes you feel more tired. But ensure you get a proper good nights sleep and practice good sleep hygiene by having a...

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Tip | Salt Rinse

Gargling with salt can help to relieve a sore throat as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Try one teaspoon of salt in a glass of cooled down boiled water. Image by Alessio Albi

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Tip | Diabetes Symptoms

It’s World Diabetes Day today, and 1 in 2 people currently living with diabetes remain undiagnosed. While not always present, the things to look out for at excessive thirst, needing the toilet a lot, lack of energy, blurred vision, slow healing wounds and numbness if your hands and feet. Image...

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Tip | How to avoid a cold

The most common advice is the most tried and tested. To avoid catching a cold, make sure you wash your hands frequently (wash them for at least 20 seconds, with soap). Get plenty of exercise. Eat healthily and seasonally. Keep your body well rested.  Image by Best Wishes

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Creative Thinking

Creative thinking engages different parts of our brains than normal and acts promote production of new neurons which are super important for keeping up a healthy central nervous system.   Image by Jess Hunter

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Smile

Smile more: It’s linked to calmed blood pressure, quicker stress recovery, improved immune function, lifted moods and acts as a natural painkiller.    Image by Rebecca Jensen

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