Following a diagnosis of womb cancer in March 2019, I had a hysterectomy followed by six courses of chemotherapy (Paclitaxel and Carboplatin) and 25 sessions of radiotherapy. The diagnosis prompted me to make some lifestyle changes that helped me to maintain a positive outlook and feel good throughout the treatments. Here are the top ten changes.
How mindful are you throughout the day? Have you ever really thought about it or do you just plod along? For many people their days are the same old routine with the same old conversations. It can be really hard to change things up with work and family commitments. But, living more mindfully helps you see the world in a different light.
According to doctors, one of the most common causes of death nowadays is heart disease. A lot of people are so busy with their lives that they fail to take good care of their body, especially their health. It’s difficult to keep up in your health especially when you’re so busy. If you want your body to be in good condition, it is essential to prioritize your health. One way to achieve this is through self-discipline and significant lifestyle changes. Things may be difficult at the beginning, but you will soon see and reap the benefits of being health conscious. Here are some tips on how to improve your health and live a longer and happier life.
We seem to talk about diseases of the past as if they have just gone away or as if we have become too clean and civilized for them to exist. We seem to assume that the incorporation of applied science, highly technological measurement systems, and conventional treatment methods, have eradicated current and basic human disease and illness. The reality is that, even though many illnesses may have reduced in frequency and intensity, they have never truly gone away. We have seemingly and simply given them new and complex names, to fit into a particular system, yet the origins remain the same.
The ability to see is something that we often take for granted. For those who find this difficult or impossible through their own eyes, they often have to rely on others in order to better navigate the world. In 2013, Vision Australia estimated that there were 357,000 people in Australia who are blind or have low vision. Technology has been developed over the decades to aid the blind in accessing and creating content. Recently however, a leap of technology has been taken that helps the blind to 'see'. The question posed though, is this a good thing?
The Emotions Freedom Technique (EFT) is a widely respected, well-researched way to help you end emotional and physical distress and pain. Developed by Gary Craig, EFT is also known as “tapping.” EFT helps to correct energy flow in your body to relieve stress, pain, physical ailments and to improve physical and mental performance.
That’s my laundry basket (although as I was re-arranging my apartment it was clearly more like an impromptu trash can). And those are the three pints of ice cream I bought in a split-second decision at the grocery store a few months ago — despite being well into a healthy eating and exercise plan.
Everybody knows that a massage is made better with oil, if only to reduce friction. However, the oil itself can heighten the experience and provide a lot of benefits at the same time. There are a lot of essential oils out there to choose from, but certain types are especially potent when applied to the skin and can enhance nearly any message you receive or give. Here are a few essential oils that provide a greater experience of massages:
Too often we complicate things—adding activities into our day-to-day lives that aren’t actually sustainable. Sure, the first day or two is fine because you’re super motivated but I don’t think any of us are strangers to that one week motivation slump. You’re trying to maintain relationships, be sociable, look after your family, clean your house, go grocery shopping (we all know that’s a whole day gone), the list goes on and on. Sometimes, we just don’t have time for exercising. I get it, exercising won’t always be your highest priority, so here’s some other healthy habits you can add into your life that won’t take up too much time and will get you on a healthier path. And remember, health isn’t just about fitness, it’s about your relationships—with yourself and the people around you, your mental wellbeing and your lifestyle. You can be a healthier person without ever stepping foot in a gym.
Aromatherapy is often used as a natural remedy that can help reduce stress, promote sleep and relieve anxiety. It can also be used to lessen inflammation of the digestive tract as well as regulate regulate mood levels.
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A great smile is a perfect accessory for any outfit. Did you know that people who love their smiles tend to have higher self-esteem than people who don't? About 30% of adults agree that having a nicer smile would improve their self-imagine. So, why not do what you can to get the smile of your dreams?