Archive for December, 2010
They might be the height of fashion, but health care professionals warn that your favourite pair of high heels could have a negative impact on your wellbeing in the long term. While sturdy Terra Footwear boots are built for comfort and protection, high heels are designed primarily to look good rather than feel god. It’s not news that many women find welcome, but chiropodists, podiatrists and GPs report that wearing high heels can lead to a number of chronic health complaints.
High heeled shoes can affect the body in the following ways:
Abortion is much debated topic – are you for it or against it? More so what is your country’s opinion and has it instituted an abortion law? While the UK has long since abolished the death penalty and its abortion law, Ireland and Malta are the only two European countries that still enforce anti-abortion laws.
Ireland will make only one exception to its current abortion law – if the life of the pregnant mother is at risk as a result of the pregnancy, and this law is only due to a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. While abortion laws around the world generally allow for this, Malta lawyers are unlikely to take on any abortion cases as the state’s abortion law clearly says that any form of abortion is criminal activity, even if the pregnancy puts the mother at risk.
Lung cancer is a terrifying disease that affects millions of people across the world. When scientists find new and effective treatment for lung cancer it should be given to sufferers as quickly as possible. Not so in Scotland where patients are denied access to a drug called Gefitinib (also known as Iressa) that will increase their life expectancy as lung cancer sufferers, as it is deemed too costly by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).
When it comes to the holidays, it’s all about having fun and any thoughts about your personal safety tend to fly out the window. We have put together some handy personal safety tips that women should keep in mind this festive season.
If you are going away for a few days or weeks, make sure that your house is secure. Alarm systems provide added security – just ask any installer of alarm systems Centurion in South Africa where the number of house break-ins is quite high. An alarm system will alert your neighbours and the security company if something is amiss.
Europeans are tipping the scales once more. Statisticians polled Europeans at their places of work, at home and on the streets to determine the new statistics for obese people in Europe – the figures are shocking indeed. When a certain Malta company was polled, over twenty percent of their employees feel into the obese range. This statistic holds firm for most of Europe, with fifteen percent being the national EU average. The report was published by the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, as they published a report called ‘Health at a Glance: Europe’. The statistics are revealed below:
The festive season is upon us, and that means families everywhere will be travelling by plane, car or even ship to exciting holiday destinations. Whether you thoroughly enjoy travelling, or feel seasick just looking at a sea freight Cape Town, following certain travel health guidelines will ensure that you and your family have an easy journey and can enjoy a happy, healthy holiday.
Below are some top travel health tips for a great getaway:
Music – mood. Connection? Definitely! Shakespeare wrote “If music be the food of love, play on” but love is not the only emotion that music can trigger; there is music for every mood. We all know how listening to a gentle melody can relax us while the upbeat tempo of dance music makes us want to hit the clubs and party like rock stars. While you can spend an afternoon where you compare iPod accessories, so long as you have a decent set of speakers such as the irythm speakers, you can reap the benefits of music for your mood. The effects of music on mood are very clear, and can be used in the following ways:
Running benefits not only your body, but your mind and spirit as well. We know that we can derive numerous health benefits from running and these benefits are further enhanced when running outdoors. This is something that an estate agent Kensington knows and will cite the proximity of flats for sale Kensington to Kensington Park as one of the major drawing cards.
The benefits of running include weight loss, prevents muscle and bone loss, fights disease, relieves stress, and it improves and maintains general health and wellbeing. But what about the benefits of running on a treadmill versus running out of doors. While the treadmill will help you keep track of time, distance, speed and your heart rate, there are many gadgets you can buy that track these while you run outdoors.