From Bumps To Breaks, A Parent Has To Be Prepared For Everything

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Accidents happen. It is a part of life, and it is most definitely a part of growing up. This is something you come to learn when you are a parent. Kids have this dangerous mix of fearlessness and ignorance that means accidents are likely to happen.

 

They tear around the house, running into things, falling over, climbing up stuff and falling off stuff. They’re young and they’re meant to be curious about the world they live in; it is just your job to be on hand to be there when something does.

 

There are so many scenarios that a parent has to be prepared for, from the “I told you that would happen,” to the completely unexpected. But with these little tips, tricks and bits of advice you can be ready for almost anything.

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Go On A First Aid Course

Bumps, bruises, falls, choking, poisoning, burns, breaks, scrapes; just about everything is possible when it comes to kids. You could be the most protective and on the ball parent around, accidents still happen. That is why it is a great idea to go on a first aid course and get clued up in what you should do in any given circumstance. CPR, paediatric emergency, basic first aid, AED; the more you know the better you are protected. So have a look at what is in your local area and sign up to them. A lot of the time these courses are offered for free too.

 

Always Have A Doctor At Hand

There used to be a time when we all had family doctor’s who would come out for home visits at a moment’s notice. But this is no longer the case really. Now it is a matter of knowing their number, or the number of the hospital, waiting to get connected, telling them what the problem is and then adhering their advice. Of course, technology has changed the game slightly, meaning that there are services like Babylon available; an online doctor at the other end of an app. You have a qualified doctor in your pocket. There’s no waiting either. Bish, bash, bosh; your kid has emergency advice immediately.

 

The Up-To-Date First Aid Kit

When you have a kid, your new best friend becomes your first aid kit, which is why you need to make sure it is jam-packed full of all the essentials. Bandages, plasters, burn creams and antiseptic stuff. They are the general bits and bobs you need to have on hand. Of course, it could be that your child needs to have some more specialist bits of equipment, in which case there should be absolutely no hesitation. If they may need an external defibrillator then get one. If it is an EpiPen that could save their life then have one and have it somewhere easily accessible. The same goes for asthma kits. Whatever you need, have it on hand. Trust us.

 

Get Your Family Insured

Having health insurance can protect you and your kid in more than one way. The immediate benefit is the ease in which you can get the help and assistance you need because you’ll be covered. There will be no waiting around, just the treatment necessary. The second major means of protection is the financial point of view. Paying out for a health complication, even if it is just a consultation, is not cheap. So make your life easier by insuring your family from the outset.

The Ins And Outs Of Summer Eye Care

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Our eyes are super sensitive to infection, pollen, and strain, and summer is the worst time for them. If we don’t do everything we can to protect our eyes, at best they could end up itchy and irritated from hay fever, but at worst they could experience sun damage and infection. Taking care of the eyes is easy when you’re confident with what you’re doing.

 

Protect your eyes in the pool

When you’re taking a dip to cool off, it’s important to wear goggles to protect your eyes from bugs in the water. A common mistake that people make is that they wear their contact lenses underneath their goggles, but this can make you susceptible to infection as bugs get caught up around the lenses. If you think you’d struggle to swim safely without some sort of vision correction, prescription goggles are the way forward.

 

Choose sunglasses with UV protection

Just like our skin, our eyes are susceptible to sunburn too, only it takes a whole lot more work for our eyes to heal, if they do at all. That’s why sunglasses with UV protection are absolutely essential. Many people choose to wear them over their contact lenses – a good hydrating set such as Acuvue Oasys 12 Pack are great for avoiding dry eyes in the summer. Don’t forget about your kids either – their eyes are just as at risk of sun-related problems, so UV protection is essential for them too.

 

Keep them protected during hay fever

Many people find that wearing contact lenses can exacerbate hay fever symptoms such as dry eyes. If you’re a sufferer, be sure to speak to your optometrist about what their recommend. Antihistamines and eye drops can really help with the symptoms, but wearing sunglasses can also help to slow down the rate at which pollen and dust reach your eyes.

 

Keep computers away from sunlight

Interestingly, your eyes are still at risk from the sun’s rays, even when you’re indoors. If you use a computer, ensure it’s angled away from any windows, and if possible use a glare protector. The sunlight’s reflections can cause eye strain and even UV damage from a computer screen, so it’s important to be protected.

 

Keep them safe when you’re camping

Camping is many people’s favorite summer pastime, and it’s easy to see why. The issue comes if you’re a contact lense wearer, as hygiene can often take second place to fun and nature. Ensure there is always a suitable handwash station with antibacterial soap that you can use before putting your hands anywhere near your eyes. If you tend to use reusable lenses, don’t let the fact that you’re in the wild distract you from the need to clean them properly – a scratched retina or eye infection definitely isn’t the way anyone wants to spend their summer break.

 

Eyecare in summer follows a few basic rules – keep them clean, keep them protected from the sun, and if in doubt, speak to your optometrist for advice.

 

What Is Holistic Dentistry?

The title of this article may have made you run your tongue over your teeth and realize that you forgot to floss this morning, and it turns out that it may be more detrimental to your health than you think. The field of holistic dentistry studies the relationship between a person’s oral health and overall physical health. A holistic dentist believes the two are not mutually exclusive, but one in the same. They believe that certain dental practices have harmful long term side effects for our body. To know what holistic dentistry is you must first understand how this specialization differs from your typical run of the mill dentist. Holistic dentists do not use several products that could harm our bodies, they do not expose patients to unnecessary risk, and they may recommend holistic remedies in lieu of over the counter drugs.

 

There has been a growing trend in most developed countries that we need to be aware of what we are putting into our body, and the toll it takes on our long term health. Fluoride is one of the most prominent substances that natural dentists have unanimously agreed is harmful to the human body. They believe that there are very clear signs pointing to: lowered IQ in children exposed to fluoride, a weakening of the bones, and damage to the thyroid. Since this is still such a small specialization, there are a limited number of studies to empirically prove the validity of these claims. As the field continues to grow, I’m positive that general dental practices will evolve and find healthier forms of treatment.

 

Holistic dentists feel very strongly about the dangers associated with dental practices. An unavoidable danger is the exposure during an x-ray. Taking x-rays is such an important step to understanding the extent of decay in a tooth, so holistic dentists use low dose x-ray machines as sparingly as possible. A common theme with all holistic dentists is that they do not like to perform surgery or make cosmetic alterations unless it is absolutely necessary. In our society, many people have their wisdom teeth surgically removed before they become a more painful problem down the line. What most people don’t know is that every day 11,000 people will sustain permanent paraesthesia, which is numbness in the lip, tongue, and cheek area caused by nerve damage from the surgery.

 

A large portion of holistic medicine is offering natural remedies for physical ailments. A very real and painful dental procedure having a root canal performed. Many holistic dentists will only perform a root canal if they have tried other homeopathic approaches. These alternative techniques include mineral supplements, vitamins, and herbs. The FDA has recently approved Red Light Therapy which is a proven method of using infrared lights on a body part after surgery to decrease swelling and pain. It is important to note that if you experience significant pain after surgery, then you should probably consult your doctor for a more potent remedy.

Written by: Quintin Bentley Crevling

Deep Breaths: Letting Yourself Relax In The Evenings

A lot of busy mothers find it hard to relax in the evenings. If that’s you, never fear – here are some tips to make it easier…

 

Make Timetables

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Okay, okay, it’s true – making timetables doesn’t really sound like the most relaxing way to spend an evening. But a lot of the time, for busy parents especially, the guilt of what you should be doing often means that you find it hard to relax and regain your strength and energy for the next day. If you make a timetable of things that have to be done on specific days, you’ll feel much better about letting yourself sit down, watch some TV, and chill out. Sure, the laundry basket might be full, but you won’t feel too bad about not emptying it if you already know that’s a task for tomorrow instead.

 

Change Your Living Space

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Many of us spend most of our evenings in a den or living room – if this is the case with you, then you need to make sure that it’s a relaxing space for you to spend some time in. The key word to consider is comfort. No couch is worthy of your money unless it feels as though you’re sitting on a cloud – with no other piece of furniture is comfort quite so essential (other than with your bed!). Add pillows and blankets so that you can snuggle up and stay cozy, and invest in a streaming service so that you can keep up to date on the best TV shows and movies.

 

Start A Bedtime Routine

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If you have problems sleeping then you might need to start a whole new bedtime routine. Make sure that you turn off your electronics at least an hour before you go to bed, and drink a warm cup of tea like matcha green tea or perhaps valerian tea when you get into bed. You could also try taking a warm bath or shower to lull your body into feeling much sleepier.

 

Teach Your Kids To Sleep Alone

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If you have kids, you might have realised that you often get woken up by them. Okay, not ‘might’ – you’ve definitely realised that happens! With small babies and toddlers, this is often inevitable and simply a difficult time that needs to be got through until they’re a little older. Co-sleeping can often help this because you can simply nurse your baby back to sleep from the comfort of your own bed. But if your older kids are coming to wake you up at night or demanding to sleep in your bed, it’s time for you to put an end to that – your own sleep is important and you’ll be a better parent during the day if you’re not exhausted from staying up all night and being rudely awoken at four am with an accidental kick to the mouth from your seven year old’s grubby foot. Lead your children back to their beds calmly if they come and wake you up – although it might be hard to begin with, they will definitely start to understand in a week or so, and remain in their own rooms.

Staying Safe at the Amusement Park

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Taking your children to an amusement park is one of those simple joys that most parents do at least a couple of times in their kids’ childhoods. They’re lots of fun, and they help you to make family memories that you will all treasure together. However, amusement parks are not without their dangers, and most parents know that. So, if you want to enjoy your day out without worrying about your children’s safety, check out these simple tips for staying safe at the amusement park:

 

Use Sunscreen

 

You’re going to be spending a long time outdoors, so cover those kids in sunscreen, especially if it’s summer when you take your trip! The last thing you want to have to deal with is a burnt, sore and sick child, so apply, apply and apply throughout the day to stay safe.

 

Supervision

 

Amusement parks are crowded places, which means that it’s easy for adults and kids to get separated and end up lost. If you don’t want to feel that dread in the pit of your stomach when you lose sight of your child in a crowd, it’s a good idea to bring along more adults, which is why visiting the amusement park with other families, who will look out for each other, is often preferable to a lone trip. Of course, if you only have a couple of kids to watch over, going it alone should be fine.

 

Label Your Kids
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Writing your cell phone number on a wristband, sticky label or even your kids’ arms, will ensure that, if they do get lost, someone will be able to alert you and reunite you quickly. If your kids are older, they’ll probably have their own cell phones, so just ensure they’re fully charged, and you’ll be good to go.

 

(Don’t) Let them Ride

 

Even if a ride says that it is safe for a young child or a kid who is tall enough to meet the requirements, you are the one who is responsible for your child, and you should be the one to judge whether a ride is suitable for them or not. This goes for rides which could be too scary for them too. Of course, if your kid does go on a ride that you’ve been assured is perfectly safe for them, and they are injured as a result, you can and should seek help from personable personal injury lawyers, who may be able to help you obtain compensation to cover any medical bills and injury-related expenses that your child has suffered as a result of the park’s negligence. But, don’t worry about the safety of rides too much because amusement park accidents caused by rides are very rare. It’s more likely that you’ll be injured by falling over in a crowd than anything else!

 

Water, Water, Water

 

A day at the amusement park is very exciting for kids, they will spend a lot of time running around exploring the park, and queening up for their favorite rides, so it is important that they stay hydrated. If you want to ensure they have something healthy to drink, take plenty of water with you and be sure to check out where all the diners and restaurants are in the park.

 

Easy Ways Moms Can Always Be Ready For Health Problems

A lot of moms make the error of not being ready for health woes. But it means their kids might not get the help they need quickly. And it can mean minor injuries can turn into significant problems. Therefore, it’s so important to be ready for the unexpected when it comes to family health woes. In fact, here are some easy ways moms can always be ready for health problems.

 

Keep your doctor’s and hospital number close at hand

It’s so vital that you put the number for your doctor in your phone. After all, a lot of moms don’t have it stored on their device. But then if something happens, they can’t rush to get help when they need it. In fact, they might need to Google to find the number before they can help for their kid! Therefore, always save it to your phone to keep it safe. And you might want to put a note of it in the kitchen just in case your hubby needs to call it when he’s alone with the kids. And you should also take note of your nearest hospital. That way, you can call ahead to say you are coming in if there is a health emergency. And take a note of the address too, so you know where you are going if one of the kids does have a health problem which needs medical attention.

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Always have a first aid kit at home

It’s so important that you get a first aid kit for your home. In fact, after you have your first child, it’s so vital you get one which is full of essentials like bandages, antiseptic creams, and plasters. After all, you need to be able to deal with any problems that occur quickly before they get any worse. And you don’t want to have to rely on A&E for minor issues that you can sort at home. Also, if your children have any conditions you know about, it’s important to get items that will help these for your home. For example, asthma sufferers should always have an inhaler and a spare at home. And if one of the kids has an irregular heartbeat, you should consider getting an automatic external defibrillator for them just in case they go into cardiac arrest. Having some essential items at home will ensure you will always be ready if the unexpected happens when it comes to your family’s health!

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Get health insurance for the whole family

When a health problem occurs, it can mean a high amount of expense for your family. After all, things like appointments and operations are not cheap. And you need to be able to have the funds so that your kids can be worked on quickly. Therefore, to ensure you are always ready financially for a health woe, you need to make sure you get health insurance for the whole family. That way, your kids will be covered if they do get ill and need medical attention. You can then be assured they will get the help they need without putting you in financial woe.

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And make sure you take steps to keep them in excellent health so no problems can occur.

 

Is Your Work Jeopardizing Your Health?

As a worker, it’s important that you know your rights. One of the most important amongst those rights is your right to a healthy, safe working environment. But the workplace can have a lot more impact on your health than you might think. Here are some of the ways you should watch out for how the workplace can be a real danger to you.

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Posture and activity

Some of the most common concerns for jobs of all kinds are those that have to do with how the work itself impacts joints, muscles, and most of all the back. In most modern workplaces, this is down to work posture. Finding the time to get up and stretch your legs if you’re at a desk or taking a break from any repetitive task is important. However, you can make it a lot easier on yourself by talking to your employer about ergonomics. Different seats and desks they could supply you with could cause a lot less stress on your back and joints and help you work with a much better posture.

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The work environment

The less physical aspects of the work environment can have a big impact as well. Besides having benefits for your mental health, good lighting is important to keeping eyes healthy and avoiding painful issues like eye strain. Your employer should also be aware of their need to monitor and ensure that air quality is at acceptable levels. Things like poorly maintained AC and ventilation can lead to or exacerbate existing cases of asthma and other respiratory diseases.

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Workplace accidents

Perhaps the most concerning of all the workplace health concerns are those workplace accidents that can happen just about anywhere. Improper training with tools or equipment, floors that aren’t maintained and lead to slips and falls, fire risks, and other workplace issues can lead to serious injuries. Those kinds of injuries can make you completely justified in seeking a claim with personal injury law firms. Neither you nor your employer wants to let it get to that point If you notice issues in the workplace that bring with them a high potential of causing an accident down the line, it’s worth bringing this up with your employer. Not only should they fix the issue immediately, but they should have a risk assessment policy in place to reduce the probability of those risks happening again in future.

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Stress

Many people suffer some degree of stress when working and some will even claim that it can be beneficial in helping them give work their all. Home stress remedies might make the pressures of the workplace easy to deal with. However, employers have as much responsibility in taking care of the mental and emotional health of the workplace as they do with the physical. If your workload, your current hours or any other pressures in the workplace contribute to unmanageable levels of stress, you may be entitled to ask for some more flexibility in how you work.

It’s up to your employer to make sure that your workplace and the practices in the workplace are up to healthy standards. They’re responsible, but that doesn’t mean you should keep quiet about them. Don’t be afraid to bring up your concerns.

 

Top Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safe When You’re Out And About

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Anything happening to our children is a parent’s worst nightmare, bar none. Even the thought can keep us up at night. But when we’re out and about in public places, there’s a multitude of risks that our little ones face. There are, however, measures we can take to keep them safe. Whether it’s about teaching them their emergency contact number, or buying the right equipment to ensure they’re protected, here are some ways to help to ensure your little ones are safe.

 

In the park

If you’ve ever tried to keep track of more than one child in an expansive public place, you’ll know the challenges. They seem to be able to zip off at a moment’s notice, and somehow end up 50 feet away with no warning. The park is open to strangers, animals, and other dangers, which can make a trip to the park quite anxiety-inducing for any parent or carer.

 

Firstly, keep them safe from injury. The park is usually full of all manner of equipment, but these pieces of equipment were created with different age groups in mind. Encouraging your children to only play on pieces which were created with their age group in mind will help to reduce the likelihood of injury, or them getting stuck at a height – which you typically have to climb up to to help them down. When you arrive at the park, give the equipment a quick once over. Check that it is sturdy, installed properly, and that it isn’t obviously damaged in any way. It’s also worth doing a quick scout of the ground too, checking for sharp objects and broken glass, as well as any dirt or dog excrement – you’d much prefer to find it before the games begin, then you children find it later on. Never leave your children unattended when playing on park equipment – the risk of fall, a banged head, or worse are too high to risk it.

 

Try only to go to play parks in enclosed areas. This tends to help keep pet dogs at bay, who may only come over out of inquisitiveness, but could startle children. It also helps to avoid them running away and hiding while your back is turned. There is obviously the concern of Stranger Danger in parks. Be sure to discuss this with your youngsters as soon as they’re old enough to understand. If they know to avoid people that they don’t know, and never to follow a stranger, their safety is improved. Be vigilant when you’re in the park – keep an eye out for people who look suspicious, warn other parents nearby and, if you think it’s necessary, be sure to contact your local police department. Stranger danger is no small matter, and vigilance must be maintained.

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In a crowd

It’s so easily to get separated accidentally from your loved ones in a crowd. Many parents feel very nervous while walking through a crowded space with their young children, as it is so easy to lose sight of them. It isn’t possible to always avoid crowds at events or the mall, but it is possible to make your children safer.

 

If you’re attending an event which you expect will be busy, there are a few things you can do. At the start of the day take a photo on your cell phone of your child – this will be useful when forming a search if you do end up being separated. It’s also a good idea to write your cell phone number on your child’s wrist, covering it with a liquid band aid to stop the ink from being rubbed off, and telling them to show that to an authority figure if they can’t find you. It’s always worth agreeing on a meeting point when you arrive at a venue, so that if you do become separated your child knows where to ask a member of staff to take them to to be reunited with you.

 

There are also exercises you can do with your children before an event, so they know what to do if you get separated. For example, as soon as they’re old enough to memorize numbers, teach them your cell number by heart – you could even make it into a little song to help to aid their memory. A good game to help them to recognize authority figures is to play the “who works here?” game when you’re out and about. Ask them to pick out police officers, shop assistants, lifeguards, security officers, and help them to recognize identifying features. That way, if you ever do get separated, they’re comfortable working out who to approach for help.

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In the car

If you’ve ever driven a newborn baby home from the hospital, you’ll know at that point you will never speed, brake hard, or take chances on intersections ever again. Driving with your child in the car can be terrifying, but obviously you can’t take responsibility for how other road users behave. You can, however, ensure that everything within your vehicle is as safe as possible for them.

 

Start with the car seat – any child under around the age of 12 should be in a car seat – a baby seat for small children, and a booster seat as they get a bit older. This ensures they are held properly in place if any collision does occur, but it also helps to keep them comfortable on the journey, and allows them to see out of the window. Choosing the right baby seat for your car can be tricky, but using a review website such as https://babyseats.reviews/ can help you to find one which works for you and your vehicle within your price range. Once you own the seat, it’s also essential it’s installed properly. Not only does a poorly installed car seat not properly protect your child in the event of an accident, but it can also even put them in more danger.

 

Having a conversation with your children about the importance of good behavior in the car is also important as soon as they understand. It should be explained that they should never distract the driver during a journey, as this could mean they miss something important on the road. It’s also crucial to teach them not to throw things around the car, as objects can find their way into the driver’s area, and even get stuck under pedals, which can potentially cause accidents. Talk to them about the importance of their seatbelt, but also lead by example. If they always see you wearing your belt, they’ll be far more likely to follow suit.

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By the road

Walking down the sidewalk, crossing through traffic, or cycling along the road are all activities fraught with their own dangers. Teaching your child about behaving properly by the road is crucial to avoid accidents. Crossing at proper crossing points is something that can be taught at a young age, and you can lead by example and be a great role model too. If you do need to cross a road which doesn’t have a crossing, be sure to demonstrate the safest means to cross, and never cross between two parked vehicles. It’s also important to demonstrate the safe way to walk by the road. Youngsters should always walk on the size away from the traffic, and it’s essential that they walk, and never run. Running by the road can be really dangerous, especially for small children who have a tendency to fall. It’s far easier to teach good habits than to break bad habits, so leading by example is definitely the way to go.

 

Keeping your children safe while you’re out and about is about equal part preparation, education, and vigilance.

 

 

 

Simple Tips to Improve Your Health Now

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Forget the excuses about why you can’t improve your health. No matter how hard you work and how difficult things are, there are always simple things you can do to get your physical mental and emotional health back on track. If you want to move forward and live a long, healthy and enjoyable life, you need to take the first step and below you will find some ideas to help you with that, which aren’t necessarily very difficult to do at all:

 

Take a Walk
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If you’re unfit and out of shape, just stepping outside and putting one foot in front of the other could be all it takes to start building healthier habits, which will help you lose weight and boost your overall body health. You can build on it later and do more intense exercise as you get fitter, but for now, just walk.

 

Drink Water
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Did you know that the adult body is made up of as much as 65 percent water? If you often feel tired and achy, it could be that you simply aren’t drinking enough to keep your body at optimum health. So, if you only do one thing on this list today, make it upping your water intake.

 

Commune with Nature
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If you combine your walk with nature, not only will you get the physical benefits of being active, but you will also get the emotional and spiritual benefits that come with spending time breathing in fresh air and marveling at nature. Amazingly, spending time outdoors can help to manage and prevent depression and anxiety, cut obesity levels and offer a general sense of wellbeing, so get outside as much as often.

 

Admit You Have a Problem
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Whether you binge eat to mask your feelings or you struggle with drug and alcohol addictions, today is the day to admit them. You don’t have to check yourself into a rehab facility just yet (although if you think that would help, go ahead), you just have to admit you have a problem and resolve to do something about it. This is the first step to overcoming your addictions and becoming the healthiest version of yourself you can be.

 

Connect with Someone
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The simple act of hugging someone you care about can boost your mood by reducing a feel-good hormone called oxytocin. Whether you’re struggling with depression, feeling blue or just a bit lonely, a chat and a hug with a loved one will make all the difference at that moment.

 

Eat Some Veggies
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If you’re a junk food junkie, start small and add a serving of fruit or veg to each meal. Build on this each week until you’re eating 5-10 servings a day and you’ll feel so much healthier inside and out, lose weight if you need to and get all the vitamins and minerals that are crucial to the correct functioning of the body.

 

Meditate
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Meditation is good for just about everything. Taking 15-20 minutes a day to unplug, relax and get some space from your thoughts can help to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, curb cravings, control addictions and boost happiness. It really is a miracle pill, which although won’t completely cure you of everything that ails you, will certainly help you get through the day in a more positive state of mind.

 

Let’s Make Sure Your Kid’s Teeth Shine

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It’s a well-known fact that kids hate going to the dentist. Your child might also shy away from brushing their teeth and keeping good oral hygiene. You might think this isn’t a big deal, particularly in the early years. After all, they are going to lose all their baby teeth at some point anyway, right? Correct, but let’s remember that bad habits are difficult to break. And even if kids are going to lose their baby teeth they can still have problems with their gums. The question is how do you make sure that your kids do keep good oral hygiene. Well, there are a few things you can try here.

Get Them Flossing

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From an early age, you need to make sure that your children are flossing regularly and keeping their teeth nice and clean. Otherwise, the plaque is going to build up and cause a whole host of problems that you don’t want to deal with. Of course, it’s difficult to encourage children to spend five minutes pulling a thin thread between each individual tooth to keep them clean. You want to make it easier for them, and we’ve got a possibility. Rather than bothering with the floss, you can instead, use a water flosser. A water flosser makes things, quick easy and simple for the kids. If you look at reviews of the best water flossers, you’ll easily be able to find one perfect for your family. Once you’ve taught your kids how to floss, you can think about using other products too.

For instance, you can get some cool electric toothbrushes with your child’s favorite characters. Disney just released lightsaber toothbrushes that have real sound effects. They’ll definitely want to brush if it makes them feel like a Jedi.

Make It Magic

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When they are younger, you can use a whole host of different stories to encourage good behavior in your children. For instance, at Christmas time there are little elves that watch children to see whether they have been good or bad for Santa. You can do the same type of thing with the tooth fairy. Just drop the hint that the tooth fairy doesn’t give as much money for teeth that aren’t clean and shiny. You’ll soon see them brushing far more regularly for longer.

Cut Out The Sugar

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Of course, you may also want to think about changing their diet a little to encourage healthier teeth. Ideally, you don’t want to let your children eat too many sugary snacks. These will certainly cause more damage to their teeth and ensure that they have lots of cavities when they visit the dentist. Try some healthier options instead and avoid sugary drinks.

Complement Those Pearly Whites

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Lastly, you’ll find this little trick works better on girls than boys. But if you compliment them and tell them how bright, shiny and beautiful their teeth look you should find they respond. They will want to continue to keep their teeth pearly white and as such will be more interesting in brushing and flossing. You’ll find this is particularly true as children head into the terrible teens.

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