How Busy Parents Can Maintain Good Oral Health

It’s no secret that parents have a scarcity of time due to their demanding and unpredictable schedules. Between balancing parenthood and profession, parents often must do the loving act of sacrificing their own well-being and health for their children.

Parents may overlook the small daily sacrifices they make for their children; however, when they start becoming more regular, it can cause profound effects on their mental and physical health. Oral care is a staple part of our daily routine that parents often sacrifice to get a few extra minutes of sleep or attend a parent-teacher conference on time. Read more

Female Reproductive Health for Busy Women

With women still largely responsible for taking care of the family, even in first-world Western countries, they often neglect their health. Of utmost importance are regular wellbeing check-ups and early detection testing. When breast and cervical cancer are detected early, the chances of survival are much greater. Despite holding down a career and coping with your family’s needs, you should not put off attending to your reproductive health. We take a look at some of the most common reproductive health issues women face. Read more

Tips on How to Boost Your Immunity When Working From Home

From the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, many people have been secured in their homes and have been stepping out only to get the needed supplies for their homes. But, as more people find themselves working from home, it has been more common for them to question their work situations. Tales have it that staying indoors for too long can affect your immune system.

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Boosting your Immunity While Working from Home

Pets, kids, and partners track all kinds of bacteria into your home every day, therefore exposing you to the external world, even if you are staying at home for work. Besides, poor diet, lack of exercise, eye issues, dehydration, and vitamin D deficiency all compromise your immunity. However, here are some ways to stay healthy while working from home:

Drink plenty of fluids

Consuming enough fluids can support your whole-body functions include the immune system. So, when working, ensure that you keep a bottle of water with you at all times. Also, you can have a meat delivery and make soups and broth and enjoy the warm fluids throughout the week. Alternatively, you can take herbal tea every day.

Don’t forget to limit the amount of sugar content if you will be consuming juice. Too much added sugar can strain your immune system.

Get enough sleep

You might not be working late at the office anymore. However, you will still need to get the recommended hours of sleep every day. Enough sleep is essential for healthy brain functioning, and it helps you reboot the brain cells, improve your moods, and guarantee ideal cognitive function.

Ensure that you have a good night’s sleep by prioritizing a good sleep routine, for example, avoiding electronic devices and avoiding caffeinated drinks before bedtime.

Exercise

Regular exercise helps lower your risk of developing diseases like diabetes, obesity and heart illnesses, and bacterial and viral infections. According to various studies, regular exercise triggers the production of endorphins, which are hormones that reduce pain and make you happy. This then makes exercising an excellent way to manage and reduce stress levels.

Exercising outside is best; however, if you cannot make it outside or don’t have enough time, many free online workouts can help you exercise from the comfort of your own home. Don’t overexert by doing endurance training when you feel down. You will only end up harming your immunity.

Eat more vegetables

Consume leafy greens like spinach, kales, and collards, cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprout. Also, include fruits in your diet. Vegetables and fruits are packed with vitamins C, A, and phytonutrients that help boost your immunity.

Lower your stress levels

Working from home, especially if you have kids, can be very challenging. When faced with a stressful situation, your body tends to releases the hormone cortisol. Cortisol can benefit your body because it prevents the immune system from reacting before the stressful event is over. However, when at high levels, this hormone can entirely block your immune system from responding to any possible harms like germs and viruses.

So, try finding various ways to unwind and lower your stress levels. You can do so by meditating, controlled breathing, personal reflection, and exercise.

Conclusion

Having a positive mindset is crucial for better health and general well-being. While there are many advantages of working from home, your health can be compromised if you are not careful. It is, therefore, crucial to follow these tips to stay happy and healthy. Also, protect your back and improve your productivity by getting an ergonomic chair.

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The keto diet is the most effective and popular way of losing weight and improving your health. When followed well the ketogenic diet can boost your blood ketone levels. When you have enough ketone levels, your body will have a new source of fuel for your cells.

Your body undergoes many biological changes when on a keto diet. However, it can be difficult for most people to know whether they are in ketosis or not. In this guide to keto, we shall discuss some of the most common signs you should look out for to know you are in ketosis. Read more