Sneezing: What You Must Know

Sneezing is essential, which is the involuntary ejection of air from your lungs through your mouth or nose. It occurs when irritants affect the nasal mucus. Sneezing helps in cleaning out your throat and nose when these irritants found in the nasal passage. We all should sneeze often at night. However, the human body stifles sneezing tendencies via a process called rapid-eye-movement or REM atonia. It occurs during phases of sleep.

According to an article published on https://www.bbc.com, there are many myths surrounding sneezing, one of which is that you will not sneeze during sleep. Then, you can move in and move out of REM and still can sneeze. Read on to learn more.

Causes of sneezing

The common causes are:

  • Allergens like dirt, dust, as well as pollen
  • When you are ill and plagued with conditions like common cold and influenza
  • There are non-allergen elements that still aggravate your nasal cavity
  • Snatiation, which is a comparatively uncommon genetic problem that sets off sneezing during the digestion process, usually after heavy meals.
  • During abrupt contact with bright light when you leave a darkened building or taking a walk outside in bright sunshine, you can sneeze. The phenomenon is called the photic sneeze reflex. It affects at least 35 percent of people.

Sneezing is not dangerous

Sneezing is hardly ever hazardous. Then, the throwing out process could create up to 40,000 aerosol droplets that could lead to communicable ailments. That is the reason why doctors advise people to cover up their nose and mouth while sneezing, as well as to sanitize their hands with hand wash liquids and water thoroughly once the sneezing stops. Again, if someone asks you, “Can you sneeze while sleeping?” the answer is a yes.

Tips to prevent sneezing during night

There are many ways to check sneezing impulses during bedtime. These are:

Make sure to keep your bedroom dirt-free. You should vacuum regularly to get rid of dust, dirt, pollen, and allergen particles.

Avoid keeping clothing on the bed. That is because dirt, dust, pollen particles, many of these allergens might cling to your clothes.

Do not read bound books in bed. That is because these are frequently nesting grounds for mold. It is better to use e-readers and iPads when reading in bed. Then, a couple of studies indicate that the blue light from these devices emitted could negatively take a toll on your sleep at night.

Clean your pillows regularly including pillowcases, bed sheets, and interior fill. These could be breeding grounds for dust mites. You can think of freezing the pillows for approximately 12 hours twice or four times every month.

If your pet cat or dog sleeps in your bed with you, make sure you clean all your sheets, beddings, pillows and pillowcases twice every week. We recommend that you let your pup or kitten sleep on separate pet beds. It is safe and healthy, especially if you have kids around the house.

Conclusion

Now you know about sneezing, try to control it during the night. Keep these tips and tricks in mind. Keep your beddings clean.

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Many of us struggle with exercising because we lack motivation. Even if we manage to start going to the gym or doing some home exercises, we still tend to give up after some time. It is easy to get the initial desire to lose weight or stay in shape, but keeping that desire and preserving your motivation is another thing. In order to help you motivate yourself to work out every day, here are some useful tips.

image 4Set your goals

In order to start and keep on exercising you have to have a clear goal. Your desired outcome should be specifically defined, which will make it a lot easier to fulfill. Also, for example, define several smaller goals for each month. Plan to lose a few pounds one month, the next one plan to lose a few inches from your waist, the third month can be the month of gaining some muscles and so on. Try to set more challenging goals each month and, by sticking to them and fulfilling them, you will manage to stay motivated.

Make a training plan

There are thousands of ways to achieve your goals. However, one thing is common for any goal – a training plan. No matter how long it will take you to achieve your goals, you will need a day-to-day plan to help you get there. Even if some days are reserved for resting, they also need to be in your plan, so make sure to consult with your personal trainer or someone trustworthy. The plan will keep you on track and it will be far more satisfying to accomplish your goals if you can visually follow them.

image 2Record your training progress

It is essential to track your progress because it will help you set new goals and stay motivated. Keep a logbook or a diary of your gym visits, swimming trainings, running times and other exercises and their duration. This will be a great reminder of all your efforts and it will inspire you to keep on going.

Have a buddy system

Whether you work out with your best friend or not, you should have a buddy system for tracking your exercises. It will provide you with some positive experience that will inspire you each day to exercise more. For example, you can share a Pinterest board with your friend, update your daily exercises and share them. Even if you exercise on your own, your friend’s routine will keep you motivated to follow their steps and even provide motivation for them.

Reward yourself

Getting fit and healthier is a reward on its own, but people often need more. If you want to make your exercises more tangible, you should reward yourself with a smoothie or some delicious treat from time to time. By promising yourself rewards after training, your brain will manage to convince itself to work hard because there is a reward waiting. The brain will figure out that such behavior is worthwhile and it will motivate you to try harder to achieve your goals. Also, by rewarding yourself and training your brain, you will manage to turn the routine into a good habit.

image 3Go shopping for some gym clothes

Believe it or not, new gym wear can make you feel fantastic and excited about your day at the gym. Go shopping, try out different running shoes, T-shirts, tops, sweatpants and yoga pants, and see which pieces make you feel super excited. Fill your closet with plenty of comfy gym wear and you won’t have a problem with getting up and running or hitting the gym in the morning, ever again. Treat yourself to some quality training equipment and you won’t regret it.

Cross-train

It is surprisingly easy to lose motivation even though you have already done everything you can to keep it. That’s why you need to keep things interesting when it comes to the training itself. Same exercises each day will bore you and you will lose interest faster. Try some cross-training to prevent that from happening. If you like running, you can try the opposite and ride a bike, elliptical trainer or go swimming once a week. Mixing up the exercises and breaking up the monotony will give you a chance to improve your flexibility and strength, while it will also keep your brain interested.

Create a playlist

Music makes everything better and that’s why you should have a playlist for your workout. Stick to some upbeat energetic songs that will get your adrenaline high and your body ready for running, squatting and sweating. Depending on your taste in music, you can include a variety of genres; from some Metallica classics, to Beyoncé’s upbeat hits. Just make sure that the list makes you feel motivated to start your workout session and don’t forget to update it from time to time.

 image 6“Lazy Day” backup plan

There will be days when you won’t feel like going to the gym. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t work out. Even if you feel a bit lazy, give your best to do a quick workout at home. All you’ll need is some space and an exercise mat. You can do some yoga or core exercises, and don’t lose motivation for the next day. The very thing that you exercised even though you felt lazy will inspire you to never give up, which will help you overcome laziness quickly.

Embrace your competitive side

If you like to compete, embrace that side of yours to keep you interested in your trainings. Even if you only go to the gym, find someone to compete with every now and then and you will always be happy to go and exercises, because you’ll know that there is a chance of “winning”.

You should never give up on your goals. Try out these little tricks and your motivation will increase. Don’t let your laziness win, keep on working out every day and conquer more challenges.

 

 

How To Maintain Quality Of Life After 50

Have you ever been told that quality of life drops drastically after you turn 50? That it becomes hard to get around and do your basic daily chores? If you have, you will be delighted to hear that this is absolutely wrong! The only thing that changes after 50 is the number of candles on the birthday cake, and there is no reason to think otherwise. But to make sure you don’t fall into a bad mindset, here are some things you can do.

press-upStay active

It truly is a vicious circle – You hear that you should be less active after 50, so you stop being active and become less able to be active, perpetuating the myth. The truth is that if you have lived an active life so far, there is no reason for that to change. And even if there are some things you’d be better off changing, the best time to start is now. Sign up for a yoga or light fitness class to keep you motivated and keep your stamina up, because you will be carrying your own groceries for quite a while longer.

Learn new things

Not letting knowledge and skills you have go to waste is obviously important, but people seem to be surprised when someone in their golden years takes up learning a new language, or a new instrument. Keeping your mind active will do wonders for your memory. After all, if you are lucky enough to be in retirement, you might have the time you always needed to learn how to play the trumpet, or visit a new country. Your age and knowledge that comes with it can only help you in learning new things, so get your study notes ready.

asparagus-868584_960_720Keep up a healthy diet

If you’ve been maintaining a good, balanced diet up until this point in your life, you have no reason to change that now. And if you weren’t making the best choices about what you eat in the past, now is the time to make some changes. Make sure you are eating enough vitamins, good fats, carbs and all the other essentials, while avoiding too much fast food and sugary sweets. If you are not feeling at your best, you might want to get your blood work done and have a nutritionist take a look, because they will know better than anyone else what you should change in order to stay healthy. Also, make sure you are drinking plenty of water, because staying hydrated is the best way to fight off the traces of aging on your body.

пожилые пары15Stay in good company

One of the biggest problems people have once they reach a certain age is losing touch with friends. This especially goes for people who have recently stopped working, and now have a lot of free time and nobody to spend it with. If you want to live surrounded by interesting people in a beautiful environment, there are plenty of resorts for over 55 living. Living in a resort or complex means that you are never alone, and that you also have all the care you might need. You can also invest in these early, so they’ll be waiting for you when you are ready to retire.

No matter how old you may feel, remember that we all have a child within us, hungry for new experiences and adventures, so don’t let such a silly thing like age stop you. You are in control of your life and if anybody tells you that you can’t do something just because of your age, show them just how wrong they are.

 

Safe Exercising After Plastic Surgery

Physical activity and healthy diet are the first and foremost aspects of self-health care. Luckily for everyone who has always been diligent about their physical fitness and smart nutrition, the two have now become a trend embraced and celebrated by people of all milieus, which made all healthy stuff way more accessible than before. Now, everyone can have their gluten-free banana cake post workout and eat it, too!

Physical health doesn’t only reflect your physical image. Regular exercises have proven to be helpful in dealing with anxiety, depression and overall stress-relief. This is why, for everyone who is leading an unhealthy life pressed by long working hours, lack of sleep, circumstantially bad diet (when you are 12+ hours at the office, it really is hard to chew on your salad only), turning to physical activity for a relief is a must.

Exercising (either light or intense) is mandatory for people fighting certain illnesses like mental issues, dementia, recovery from various injuries (i.e. injuries from accidents) and following plastic surgery – for faster recovery. All of the exercises should be prescribed by an MD who will advise the right type and intensity of exercises, depending on the patient’s overall health.

Here are some basic points to follow:

SurgeryExercising after breast augmentation

Breast Augmentation is a procedure of breast implants placement under the pectoral muscles in order to resize, reshape or alter the texture of breasts in women. The same type of procedure for men is called Gynecomastia.

Depending on the women’s skin type, the recovery time can vary. Still, the approximate time for healing is about 6 weeks post-operative. For about four weeks post-surgery it’s crucial for the patients not to overuse their pectoral muscles.

For patients who have been physically active prior surgery, and have skilled their bodies to intense workouts, the process of recovery will potentially be faster. However, they too aren’t advised to get back to intense working out (i.e. lifting weights or running long distances) for a while but rather replace those routines with pilates or yoga. Also, light arm swings, shoulder rolls and body rotations are a great way to keep yourself active during recovery as long as you don’t overdo it.

If you are really hooked to working out, and you need to do something to keep yourself in shape, focus on lower body parts. Moderate cardio, stationary cycling and walking are great options. Running or jumping is strictly forbidden.

After approximately half a year, you’ll gradually get back to your normal state, and hence be able to do most of your normal activities.

image 2Exercising after a face-lift and dermal fillers

A face lift is the procedure of getting rid of the excess facial skin. It may, sometimes, include re-draping of the skin on a patient’s face or neck or tightening of the underlying tissues altogether.

Two weeks after a face-lift, the patient may go back to their regular exercise routines. The patient will be feeling quite weary and fragile post-op which is why they should avoid sudden facial movements or intense body engagement. Light housework (cooking, vacuuming, dusting, etc.) is perfect exercise to slowly get used to moving around. Mild stretching and light exercising should be fine, too.

Until your stitches are taken out, try some isometric exercising. Once the stitches are out you should be able to go for walks no longer than 30 minutes a day.

Avoid high temperatures and direct sunlight. You should be fit to slowly get back to your regular workouts after about two months.

Dermal fillers are also a great way to make your face look younger and refreshed. It is a popular non surgical way to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness. If you are considering chin enhancement, lip and cheek augmentation or any kind of dermal fillers in Perth make sure you find a good cosmetic clinic. Keep in mind that exercising immediately after your beautification treatment can increase your chances of bruising or swelling.

Exercising after a tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty (aka tummy tuck) is a cosmetic procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. Unlike liposuction which is used for eliminating fat from many different areas (not just the abdomen), tummy tuck is focused on the abdominal area only.

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In order to promote circulation, you may engage in some light exercises (like walking). About six weeks after the surgery it’s safe to start with most of the cardiovascular activities, but try not to make it too intense. The recovering period can range from one to four weeks, and it depends on many factors. Full recovery lasts from three to six months.

The most important thing about post-op exercising is to understand that things get better gradually and that you mustn’t push yourself too much. With all the advice we’ve given, it’s still best you consult your surgeon or doctor for advice, and make an exercise plan with a professional trainer.

Exercising With Baby

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Interaction with baby is so very important – but so is trying to get healthy and get your body back right? I am not sure who to credit this picture to but I had to share it – it really is a simple, creative and cool way to make baby happy to to make mamma happy as well. There is several different exercises like this that can be done – and daddy can do them as well.