The Benefits of Getting a Medical Test to your Health

 When we felt sick we don’t really see a doctor, we usually rely on over the counter drugs or just shrugged it off but since when my mother had a stroke it changes our perspective.  My father had been complaining of pain on his side for a long time and had pain urinating so he did water therapy at home, he doesn’t like the idea of not going to work even for a day or getting check by doctors but with my persuasion he obliged. I have told him that his one day earnings as a carpenter isn’t enough to pay his hospital bills if he gets seriously ill.

And since I was told by the village nurse to get medical test because of my blood pressure problem I took the chance to have it done as well. My blood test result was normal but my urinalysis failed me, I had urinary tract infection, which I guess from holding on to use the bathroom especially during the night when I was very lazy to get up.

Anyway, my father’s blood test wasn’t that good as well. We found out he has high sugar and high uric level, he initially doesn’t want to see a doctor after finding his results because he reasoned out he just need to avoid eating food that isn’t allowed for diabetic and gout patients but I keep insisting for him to see doctor because I would like him to totally stop drinking alcohol after getting back to it again.  He stop drinking alcohol and smoking after my mother got hospitalized after a stroke but  he unknowingly started again to relieve stress and tiredness from work, blame it as well to his co-workers/employer who gave them alcohol to drink so I believed if he started taking medicines he won’t drink alcohol anymore.

Getting a medical test on your own was really a big health because it saves you from getting seriously ill by knowing what’s your health problem so if you felt something wrong in your health don’t be on hesitation to get a medical test done for your own health.

Need To Relax? Hit Up The Garden!

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they need to sit back and take stock. It’s called relaxing, and it’s a major part of keeping a healthy and balanced life. Some do it by jetting off to a sandy location that is full of golden sand, whereas others prefer a massage and a rub down (not that kind!). The choice is yours because relaxation is an individual thing. Saying that, if you have a garden, there is no better place to unwind and hide from the rigours of life. If they have these calming features, the garden is even better than a holiday!

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Comfy Seating

Lots of people go for style over substance when it comes to garden furniture. It’s not because they prefer to sit in a nouveau riche chair that resembles a sparky’s leftover materials. Nope, it’s because they’re trying to show off to the neighbours and the rest of the neighbourhood. There is something to say for looking the part, especially when you want to get one over on a snobby busybody.  However, if your main goal is to relax, you have to put these petty squabbles behind you. Instead, you must opt for a comfy seat where you can sit and enjoy the beauty of summer. One that you just sink into is perfect.

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Water Feature

Did you know that some people listen to whale noises to help them sleep? Not because they have an obsession with whales, although they might. No, it’s because the sounds of running water and giant squeaking mammals is reminiscent of peace and quiet. Apparently, it’s no joke either. Running water does calm down the average person, which is why you need a water feature. A company like Swell has a vast range of products, so there’s no need to worry about the cost or style. All you have to fret over is being too relaxed. Oh, and the odd aquatic animal popping up out of nowhere!

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Wind Chimes

Just like the sounds of water puts people at ease, so does the sound of wind. Not the gales that whistle through the trees and nearly pull up the house’s foundations. That kind of wind is a warning signal is ever there was one. And, neither is it the wind that human beings pass even if they deny it to the death. This kind of wind is a gentle breeze that is synonymous with summer. But, instead of letting it gently tickle your face while you survey your kingdom, you can make music. Yep, a wind chime uses the energy of the breeze to create a relaxing, and quite catchy, tune.

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Natural Focal Point

A perfect natural focal point is an old tree that has been on the property longer than the building. The reason it’s good for taking the edge off life is that it allows you to drift off into the abyss. Not literally, but metaphorically speaking. You sit there, you stare, and you lose yourself in your thoughts. Everyone does it from time to time, and it’s an ideal mechanism for winding down.

Relaxing is essential, and the garden is the ultimate place to start.   


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Beat the Gym Membership With These Budget Fitness Tips

Hit the road!

The cheapest way to get fit and lose some pounds is to pull on your trainers, head through the front door and go running or power walking. No special equipment or clothes are needed and you don’t need to book ahead.
Get the most out of your session by putting in some planning; plot your route using an online map, so you know how far you have run and factor in rest breaks and a few hills as well.

It’s a dog’s life…

If pounding the tarmac is just too dull, then mash things up a little. Borrow a friend’s dog and venture into more rural areas. Hurl a ball or a Frisbee about. If you enjoy it you can even start charging for your time (only don’t go and buy a dog yourself – that will cancel out all your gym subscriptions savings!). Here’s some tips for running with a dog.


Back to basics

If the last time you went to a municipal leisure centre was when you got your school swimming badge, then take a fresh look. Local authority gyms are well-stocked with the latest equipment and employ skilled trainers, but at a fraction of the price to the user.
You can turn up and pay as you go, so you can mix and match your workout to suit your budget. While you are pounding away in the gym, check out the swimming pool. Easy on the joints and the best way to all-round fitness, swimming at your local pool costs far less than at a swanky gym, for exactly the same benefits.

Go window shopping

If you like the structure of gym classes and the fact that the teacher does all the thinking for you, then start looking in newsagent and post office windows. This is where you will find adverts for local classes held in nearby church or village halls. Yoga and zumba classes are incredibly popular, and will only cost you a few pounds a week. GoMammoth’s London Zumba classes for example are a good introduction to Zumba as you don’t need to pay for a long term gym membership to access the classes. Make sure the teacher knows what they are doing and has insurance, and you can get a fantastic, regular workout and meet people from your neighbourhood as well.

Move up a league

If it is the sociable aspect of going to the gym that appeals to you then be sure to check out local sports leagues – your local authority will have a list. Pick the right sport and joining a local league can transform your social life along with your fitness levels.
You will meet like-minded people, have access to specialised equipment for a (usually) reasonable subscription, and also enjoy the thrill of competition.

Stay home alone

If you are really feeling the pinch and don’t want to lay out any money at all then stay at home with a length of washing line – and skip. Exhausting, but a fantastic fast-track to fitness.
If you have the willpower to motivate yourself, there are plenty of smartphone apps that will sort you out a home exercise programme. A good one will let you enter in your stats and goals and plot your progress. Cheaper than a personal trainer and certainly not as bossy!

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How to Find a Good Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

One of many problems of many people now a days is addiction to alcohol, nicotine and even drugs.  Though there are only few people had  a courage to admit that they have addiction problem because admission requires a lot of courage.  If one of your love one has addiction and you are planning to underwent them on addiction treatment, remember that this can be conducted at alcohol and drug rehabs or treatment centers that  cater the needs of addicted person.

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There are also dual diagnosis treatment centers that specialized in treating a patient who is suffering from mental illness and addiction at the same time. If you want to find a good treatment center for your loved one that provides specialized care, you will have to do your research extensively.  They offer a high level of personal care in tending to the patient’s needs.

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Overcoming the Fear of Cancer

If you are like most people, there is something that can make you feel afraid. Some may call it an irrational fear, but when you are faced with a situation that has an unclear outcome, you just might be afraid. What is unnatural is denying that you are very concerned about the situation.If you deny it, how can you ever deal with the truth of the situation? No matter what, whether it is overcoming fear of cancer, your child’s safety or a fear of heights, a first step is to fully face the situation.

What is Holding You Back?

Fear rests at the top of the list of things that holds millions of people back. Each day, they forfeit the chance to achieve higher levels of success, to grow and become the best versions of themselves because of the emotions behind that four-letter word.Taking risks and action are both vital to carrying you on the journey of overcoming fear. Questioning your ambition and ability to accomplish your desires, can hold you back – even paralyze you from doing what you desire.

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Ways to Overcome Your Fears

If you want to overcome your fears, consider doing these two things.First, learn to rewire your brain. This can help to give you the courage that is currently missing. Do whatever it takes. Develop positive mantras and repeat affirmations daily to build you up. Soon, your self-confidence will increase. Also, try reading uplifting books to wipe out the negative dialogue that tries to fill your mind.You have to feed yourself the opposite of what all that negativity has taught you over the years. Even if it means going back to all the negative things that you were told as a child, you must do this to overcome what is holding you back today.

Second, do at least one scary thing every day. Your comfort zone might be filled with all the fears of the unknown. Fears become bigger when you avoid doing those “frightful” things. Once you step out and strive to become comfortable with the uncomfortable, you might wonder why it took you so long!The decision to stop allowing fears to hold you back is a bold one. Celebrate the fact that you are willing to move forward and away from such self-defeated thinking. You are better and bigger than your fears. Stop letting fear stop you from living a full life. Everything you dream of is beyond your fears.

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