Feature The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the number of people afflicted by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases is increasing over time. In fact, worldwide, conditions such as these now cause approximately 40 million of the some 55 million total deaths recorded each year. What’s perhaps most startling is that the WHO also notes that 80 percent of some of these major health conditions can actually be prevented. This means that as many as 32 million people could potentially have lived to see another day.
As somebody who works in the helping profession, you know all too well the value of supporting your patients on their journey to wellness. This can often include recommending self-care techniques, such as meditation. However, you may find it difficult to take the advice you give your patients and incorporate these techniques into your own daily life.
According to a study funded by the Shanghai University of Sport, the results of which were published in July of 2016 in the Journal of Sport and Health Science, weather—and heat especially—has a huge impact on our fitness habits. In fact, out of the 502 subjects surveyed, the majority (51.8 percent) reported that they will actually delay their exercise routines in the summer months, citing heat as “the predominant adverse condition.” In fairness, getting too overheated by exercising when the temperature rises is a real concern, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating the exposure to extreme heat can lead to heat stroke, a condition that can ultimately result in death.
Few things can be more frustrating for a parent – particularly a first-time parent – than an infant or toddler with an ear infection. A child who is too young to explain that their ear hurts, but continually fusses and cries because of the pain, can test the fortitude of even the most patient parent. […]
The average business will spend slightly more than 11 percent of its budget on marketing this year, according to the online marketing firm Web Strategies. Furthermore, a large portion of that budget, approximately 40 percent, will be spent in online efforts, with search engine marketing, banner ads, and online videos taking up a majority of this expense. Given that digital marketing strategies and techniques are growing more each year, many professionals are wondering if they should even bother with creating print business cards.