Being a mother is a full-time job in itself but adding a career to the mix makes life even more stressful. While there are a few superhero mothers out there, sometimes the stress gets to be too much for the rest of us. Dealing with this stress is important so you do not take it out on yourself, your significant other, or your children. The following are some ways to deal with stress as a working mother.
Taking a day to pamper yourself or even a day that you and your significant other can pamper yourselves is important. Taking a weekend trip to a luxurious place like the Austin Day Spa can leave you revitalized and ready to take on the world again. If you do not have the time to take a full weekend you should at least consider getting a weekly massage. This might seem expensive but there are packages for frequent customers at many great massage parlors.
Going to the gym on a daily basis not only leaves you in great physical health but it can also help your mental health as well. Exercising is one of the best ways to reduce stress and you can even get some aggression out in the process. Finding time to exercise can be difficult so implementing small workouts into your everyday life can do the trick. For example, doing a short workout before showering in the morning will leave you energized and ready for the day and even exercising by playing with the kids at night can reduce stress.
Taking some time to focus on yourself seems like a foreign concept for working mothers. Allot yourself as little as 30 minutes where you cannot be bothered each day. Once this becomes routine the entire family will know not to bother you during this period of time. Do whatever you enjoy during this time like read, nap, or what your favorite TV show. This is your time to unwind before being thrown back into the life of a working mother.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ways to reduce stress on a daily basis. Slow yourself down if you are feeling overwhelmed and put things into perspective. Being a working mother is hard but it is worth it.
When a woman is pregnant, they should maintain a healthy lifestyle wherein the child gets the best of nutrition and the best source of nutrition comes from fruits.
A mother might even have to go make changes in her eating habits to include more healthier foods. One of the most nutritious of foods to include in a mothers diet are fruits. Fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals and irons that contribute immensely towards a healthier lifestyle.
Grapes: Grapes contain potassium, phosphorus, sodium and magnesium that help improve metabolism and helps build a stronger nerve system for the child too.
Apple: Apple as a fruit contains high fiber, acts as an antioxidants. As apples contains high fibers it helps to fight against the bad cholesterol. It also improves the baby’s neurological and prevent dementia and stroke.
Avocados: Avocados contains plenty of folic acid. These folic acids play a major role in the development of a baby’s vital organs.
Banana: Banana contains high amounts of iron and folic acid. This helps reduce chances of anemia and also increases the hemoglobin count in the body and helps with easy digestion.
With these fruits on your grocery list, you wouldn’t have to worry about anything else. A bit of exercising like a small walk would be good for the child too. Stay calm and relaxed by reading good books or by play online games on GameVillage with free bingo bonuses. This way, you can keep those stress levels low and stay entertained while at home.
Having the Radon system for your home is essential as a key tool against inflicting any health issues, especially catching respiratory diseases such as lung cancer as the worst case. According to an article from EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency),
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through the following; cracks in solid floors, construction joints, cracks in walls, gaps in suspended floors water supply.
As you can see, we are mostly not aware of the danger and threat to our home and our family’s health is at risk as we are exposed to such very danger and harmful chemical without us fully knowing it.
So it is a must to check and fix your home and let it have it undergo a Radon Test to let you know if your home is under high risk and would give you the essential knowledge as to how you can deal with the situation and address the problem if ever.
It is also highly recommended that you invest and let your house go on a radon system once it was taken positive from the test. Never settle from those cheap systems as it will just create problems for you in the long run and would even cause you a lot of trouble health wise and financial too. You need to let professionals take care of the said system as they are of knowledge and capable of doing the right thing for the said process and never let anybody claiming that they can do it for a cheap rate do the procedure and create chaos after. Check out and do your own research too for your confidence on where to get professional services for radon system.
Have you been completely on edge lately? Are you feeling stressed out by your job, the kids, relationships? It might be time to take a break from taking care of everything else, and put yourself first. What better way to decompress and de-stress than to take advantage of some luxury spa treatments? Check out these 5 luxury spa treatments which will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
The Ultimate Classic: A Relaxing Massage
Cost-conscious massage franchise centers like Massage Envy are finally making massage an affordable luxury for more consumers. Massage also has the advantage of often being recommended by doctors to supplement whatever medical recommendations they make for a whole host of issues, including arthritis and prenatal care. You can also use local social deal sites like Gilt City or Groupon to find awesome deals on more luxe spa places.
Do Something New: Check Out Korean Spa Treatments
Don’t be afraid: you will most likely not end up like Conan O’Brian and Steven Yeun at their Korean spa visit. You do, however, have to get naked. In most Korean spas, you will have options of several rooms to visit – whether you want to relax in the various steam rooms, or saunas, or even indulge in some yummy Korean food meant to heal you between each room. Bring a Korean friend who can speak the language, and you’ll be set to come out refreshed.
Indulge In A Mini-Treat: Get a Facial
If you are not feeling up to getting the full treatment, get a mini-treat with a facial. Clear your pores, and enjoy the clean, refreshing feeling of getting a facial mask or scrub. Whether you choose to wrap your face in clay or opt for a peel, you will barely recognize the face staring back at you in the mirror when you’re done.
Reduce Stress With Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is simply the process of using water to relieve and soothe pain and stress. While some spas offer hydrotherapy in the form of hot tubs, we are fans of spas that incorporate thermal or springs, where you can experience the benefits of hydrotherapy from a natural source. This is a true luxury, one that you’ll want to schedule a few vacation days for, as few places in the US have access to their own natural springs. One of the best-known places in the US is Glenwood Hot Springs, which has been providing a natural form of relaxation for over a hundred years.
Refresh The Whole Body With A Whole Body Wrap
There are an astonishing number of ways you can luxuriate in a full body wrap. Choose from algae or seaweed wraps, the classic mud, or use herbal body wraps to help release toxins, increase circulation, and in some cases, reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimples. Who could ask for more?
Most people don’t make time to take care of themselves and indulge. Coming back from a relaxing spa treatment will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the world. So why not start today?
Nothing beats spending some time outdoors when the weather is gorgeous, but if you have kids it can be difficult to find an activity that suits everyone. Younger children will not be able to do as much as older kids and teenagers, plus you need to take differing levels of fitness into account. But don’t worry because there are lots of fun outdoor pursuits the whole family can try – whatever the weather!
Cycling is great for kids of all ages. Toddlers and babies can sit in a child seat on the back of mum or dad’s bike while older children can speed along under their own steam. If you like the sound of a day out on the bikes, make sure you pack plenty of snacks and plan a suitable cycle route. It is also important to dress appropriately – and that includes cycle helmets for everyone!
Horseback riding is just as much fun for novices as it is for more experienced riders. There are riding stables in many rural areas, most of whom will be happy to organize family friendly rides along local trails. Riding is good exercise and even younger children will be able to head out on a ride. You may even find that your children are bitten by the horse bug and start clamoring for their own pony. If so, you can invest in horse tack from the onestopequineshop.com.
Hiking is a good way to spend quality time in the Great Outdoors. If you live close to some areas of natural beauty, pack a rucksack with snacks and drinks, and take the kids for a hike. You can enjoy a bit of fresh air and exercise, plus some great views if you hike up a hill or two. Younger children won’t be able to manage long hikes, but older children and teenagers should have no problem covering several miles on foot.
Soccer in the Park
When you don’t have the time to travel far, a quick game of soccer in the local park is great exercise and an important family bonding session. Everyone can take part – even mum! So take your children for a kick-about at the weekend and burn off all those extra calories you piled on during the week.
Nature walks around a local park or nature reserve are perfect for families with younger children. Smaller kids can be wheeled around in a buggy or pram if they aren’t able to walk. You can stop to examine flowers, plants and insects, or just take the opportunity to have a chat about things. And if the weather is nice, take a picnic.
Surfing and Body Boarding
If you are lucky enough to live near the beach, you may be able to go surfing or body boarding if there is enough swell. As long as it’s hot, or the kids have wet suits to keep them warm, fun will be had by all.
Exercise is important and we all need to do more of it, so instead of letting your kids sit in front of a screen every weekend, encourage them to spend a bit more time outdoors with the rest of the family!
One of the most often taken for granted parts of the body is our feet. Kids are not so keen in keeping themselves aware of caring for their feet. So as parents, we should always take extra precautions and good care of the toes of our little ones. Infographic below is very useful for everyone, especially us parents to keep us aware as their feet develops as they age. Make sure that they always have footwear that are appropriate on size for comfort purposes and a stylish one of course.
A clear vision is important for us to see things ahead of us, so it is but essential to have a good eyesight. I have been wearing eyeglasses since I was in Grade Five, my classmates used to tease and call me “nerd” with the thick glasses. It has been my dream since then to throw up my glasses and have my eyes corrected. So for those who are abroad and longing to get their eyes checked and get treatment, this holiday season is the perfect time!
The Christmas season is all about the spirit of giving. And give is what the American Eye Center, the country’s leading eye care center, will do this Yuletide season.
In line with its support of Filipinos working abroad, the American Eye Center is giving eligible OFWs the ultimate gift with its Pamaskong Handog OFW Privilege Card through its Shangri-La and Greenbelt branches. With the OFW Privilege Card, kababayans can now secure eye health for themselves and for their dependents from anywhere in the world through discounts on diagnostics and treatments.
“The essence of the holidays is giving back to the community and American Eye Center does so by honoring our beloved OFWs. These modern day Filipino heroes deserve much recognition and we do that by offering quality eye care for them and the rest of their families through our exclusive OFW Privilege Card,” says American Eye Center’s COO Dr. Benjamin Cabrera.
American Eye Center offers the OFW Privilege Card to all overseas Filipino workers and their qualified dependents. The card is absolutely free and entitles the bearer to a 50 percent discount on comprehensive eye examinations and 15 percent discount for their dependents. The card also allows special 20 percent discount on cataract surgery, 15 percent discount on All Laser or Bladeless LASIK, and 10 percent off on diagnostic procedures.
The card also offers exclusive discounts at American Eye Center partner SPEX Optical. All OFW’s need to do is set an appointment and present valid overseas employment documents to avail of these unlimited discounts starting December 2013 to March 2014.
Eye health and OFWs
“American Eye Center honors OFWs with this privilege because we believe and respect the sacrifices they make to provide a better life for their families. In order to do so, these modern day heroes need to be physically up to take on this challenge which is where eye health comes in. They deserve nothing short of optimum eye health to achieve overall well-being,” Dr. Cabrera said.
Excellence in Ophthalmic Care
American Eye Center has been breaking new ground in ophthalmic care since its establishment in 1995. American Eye Center’s level of excellence is backed by the Associated Eye Specialists, the most experienced and longest-running EyeMD group practice in the country, composed of 17 doctors extensively trained in various ophthalmic subspecialties. The Center is also staffed with highly qualified optometrists, nurses and counselors to provide patients with personalized quality eye care.
American Eye Center is a full-service diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical eye facility fully accredited with the Department of Health and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. It houses the latest diagnostic equipment for the early detection and monitoring of all eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataract.
Its location in Greenbelt 5 in Makati City has a laser suite, an operating room, a recovery room, examining rooms, and a spacious reception area. Clients can also choose from a wide array of elegant eyewear from SPEX, a world-class eyewear center adjacent to the American Eye Center and managed by The Optical Shop.
The company’s main office is located at the level 5, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and details, call tel. nos. 636-0762 or 729-EYES (3937) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit www.americaneye.com.ph for more information about the OFW Privilege Card.
Avail of American Eye Center’s OFW Privilege card and ensure a clear future for the entire family. Set an appointment today via phone or e-mail or through American Eye Center’s appointment planner available at their website. Always stay in the know by downloading the American Eye Center App available on iPhone, iPad, and on Android
Back pain is one of the common body ache complain of many people. It is said to usually originated from muscle, nerve, nerves or joints or other structure in the spine which is located in the back part of our body. It also usually affects the upper and some the lower part.
There are many causes of it and treatment may depend on how severe the case could be.
One of the cause could be the not comfortable sleeping position. As you can see from the graphic below, the natural S- curve of the back is not supported by a flat mattress. It can cause the body to shift into improper posture or cramped position as we sleep.
There are at least 60% of adults according to reports that have sleep problem a few nights a week or more. Adjustable Beds is the answer to such back problems. It helps and support you bac, giving you the right sleeping position. It is also said to help provide relief from lower back pain, Edema (swelling of the legs) and poor local circulation of the legs.
There are many stages in life. One of the hardest stages in life is when a parent’s health begins to go and the children need to decide how to care for their parents. One option that some people choose is to hire professional home care services. This option allows an elderly parent to stay at home while still allowing the children to maintain their life as well.
Levels of Care
There are different levels of care that may be needed by an elderly person in their home. For example, some elderly people only need a small amount of helping cleaning their home, but are fine to take care of themselves. Others need help with assistance to events outside the home. Yet other elderly people need help taking care of themselves, such as getting in and out of the shower, using the restroom, etc. Some elderly people need medical care in their home. No matter what level of care an elderly person needs, it is available through services that provide care in the home. Of course, there are medical needs that may arise that will warrant time in the hospital rather above the care available in their home. However, having those home services enables the elderly to have someone there to help them when they need the help of calling for an ambulance to get to the hospital.
Advantage to the Children
Children benefit from the care of professional services that come into the home. It is common for children of elderly parents to be living too far away to be of much help. For them to take care of their parents in their time of need, they would need to move closer. This uproots their own family and causes disruption to their own lives. While some children prefer to handle it this way, others appreciate the ability to hire someone to come into their parent’s home and take care of things. Home care services are truly a blessing, not only for the elderly parent that wants to maintain their independence, but also for the children that also want to maintain their life where they are currently living. In the end, it is the best route in many cases.
Our food today is heavily processed, and that means that many vitamins and nutrients are squeezed out of even fresh foods. If you are eating a lot of frozen meals, then you are receiving even fewer of the vitamins and minerals you need. Vitamin deficiency can lead to serious problems like hair loss, bone loss and other health issues.
Biotin is one example of an important vitamin. Also known as B7, it helps keep rashes, hair loss, anemia and even depression away. Found in meat, liver, milk and peanuts, it is also readily available in Wise Woman herbal supplements from OVitaminPro.com.
Scurvy was commonly seen in sailors who spent months at sea eating only salted meats and dried grains. It was a fatal condition, and it is still seen today when people have a severe vitamin C deficiency. Increase the intake of citrus fruits to get more vitamin C, and you can also keep your levels high with supplements.
Vitamin D and calcium work together to keep bones strong. The calcium is used by the bones, but the vitamin D is needed for absorption. It is added to milk, and people can also get their bodies to produce vitamin D by spending some time in the sunlight. If you live in an area that goes through long periods of overcast skies and cold temperatures, then you can also increase your vitamin D intake with supplements.
There are so many vitamins and minerals that people need to survive. Even if you are eating fresh fruits, vegetables and protein, you may not get the required levels of them. The good news is that you can correct the levels and keep yourself healthy by investing in high quality supplements.