Archive for November, 2011
While most people tend to snuggle up over the winter months, there is without a doubt a few students around the world who are planning to make a road trip far away from the families with their college friends. While these can be some of the most amazing adventures to take a trip on the open road, it’s still of paramount importance that you have everything ready for the journey of a lifetime. From ensuring you have some safety boots for icy conditions and a medical kit in the back seat, through to the check up before you go, make sure you follow this quick and thorough list for your road trip safety.
Today’s lifestyles combine convenience food with minimal exercise and often a lot of alcohol which lead to a variety of health conditions. Much has been said about how important it is to prevent obesity but it’s not just this that can develop as part of an unhealthy lifestyle. Increased risks of other medical concerns such as diabetes are also on the rise as part of these unhealthy lifestyles. However, scientists have discovered a gene that plays a role in maintaining a balance between food intake and energy expenditure. This may play a role in how to prevent obesity.
The fashion industry has taken a few credible knocks over the years. Now UV protection is a consideration that has been brought up lacking in the fashion industry, but industry leaders seem happy to co-operate. Citing it as simple oversight, the industry’s most prolific designers have made an effort to incorporate fabrics for UV protection into their summer collections. Queensland University of Technology fashion lecturer, Dean Brough lead a study into how designers, media and cancer advocacy groups can make SPF and UV protection attractive to impressionable fashionistas. Just as mens work overalls protect the skin from cuts and abrasions, UV clothing provides the wearer’s skin with protection from the sun’s rays. The results of both make life that little bit more optimistic.
The festive season is typically a time to eat, drink and be merry – many partygoers are happy to indulge during December and use their New Years resolutions to make up for it in January. Of course, that’s often easier said than done and once the New Years countdown is over and the cork on that final champagne bottle popped, you might find yourself wondering which resolutions would be the best for your lifestyle – and which resolutions you could most realistically stick to throughout the new year. Below are three healthy New Years resolutions, and tips for achieving those goals, so you can enjoy that New Years Eve party boat with peace of mind, and get 2012 off to a healthy and happy start:
While it’s more than a case of, “it’s the thought that counts” with foreign aid, an impractical storage solution could render even the most noble intentions fruitless. The consideration of fortified foreign food aid commodities should extend beyond consumption, preparation and transportation because after all is said and done you can’t leave the surplus supplies basking in the sun. A field study occurred recently in Uganda, Malawi and Guatemala which dealt with American and British foreign aid and development provided in part by USAID. Foreign aid statistics and observational data collected confirmed preparation and storage are the two most effective ways to get the maximum amount of nutrition out of the fortified food stuffs.
Studies show that around 25% of people experience negative reactions to allergens in their home. These allergens come from various sources- pets, poor ventilation, mould, pests and dust. Many are avoidable and some can be removed completely. Even some cleaning agents are allergens. In order to maintain a healthy home that is allergen free there are a few simple steps and long term measures that you can take.
Every day, our feet perform the tough task of carrying the weight of our bodies. Unfortunately, this is often taken for granted and feet are cramped into shoes that cause more harm than they offer protection. A shoe that assists your feet in correctly carrying your body should be a priority when choosing a shoe. Work shoes in particular need to be carefully considered, especially if the job requires a lot of standing or walking, although even office workers are vulnerable, especially women preferring heels or pointed work shoes.
When it comes to using vacuum cleaners you are probably more focused on how effectively it cleans and how much it costs than anything else. But there is something you should consider when looking at or using a vacuum cleaner – the effect it has on your health and safety. We have compiled some top tips for maintaining good health and safety when using vacuum cleaners.
- Is it better to use bagless vacuum cleaners or ones with bags?
Between 8 and 10 percent of all births in the United Kingdom are premature births where the baby is born before the 37th week of pregnancy. Many of these babies unfortunately may have health issues associated with the under development of their systems in their bodies but in positive baby health news, it has been discovered that mother’s milk plays an important role in the babies’ development and will aid them substantially in getting stronger.
For tradesmen and other workers whose jobs see them working in all kinds of weather conditions, ensuring a sound knowledge of winter safety tips is very important. With winter comes shorter days, cooler temperatures and of course wet weather which means reduced visibility and slippery surfaces. Read these safety tips below to get a good idea of what you and other tradesmen can do to keep safe during winter.