Health

Heartbreaking News: These Bad Habits Are Damaging Your Heart

We have some heartbreaking news for you, literally! There are bad habits that many of us partake in that are damaging to our hearts. It’s not only about cholesterol, these habits can lead to heart disease and can increase the chances of a heart attack. Frightening! Thankfully, there are ways you can alleviate the problem. We will cover some of the bad habits here, and by knowing about them, you can take the steps needed to quit them before it’s too late for you.

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Health, Self-Care

How To Keep Your Mind Healthy

We often hear so much talk about the next best diet trend and the best fashion tips to look like the celebs, and while these can all be useful at times, we seem to be forgetting something – our minds. Our minds are what make everything else function, and without it, you wouldn’t be able to do anything, so we need to give the strength and power that it has a lot more credit.

Having said that, sometimes it struggles and begins acting in a different way that maybe isn’t so healthy. You might find that your mood has gone down and you’re not the happy, bubbly, ray of sunshine that you used to be. You might start closing yourself away behind closed doors and cut all connections from your social circle. If this is the case, you need to do something about what is happening before you fall so far into a pit of depression that you feel as though you have no more hope left. Depression is a serious thing – mental illness as a whole is a serious thing. In fact, it’s one of the biggest silent killers, and we need to start doing more about it.

You may see posters around your doctor’s surgery or the hospital that often encourage you to stay positive and always do what you think is right, and that’s the masters of visual communications that work to engage you and stimulate your mind enough to take part and do something good. So there are things around you, you just need to have enough strength to open your eyes and truly see them.

Here are a couple of ideas on how to keep your mind a healthy one.

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Family, Health

How To Respond to an Emergency Situation

You never know when an emergency situation is going to arise, but it is highly likely that you will find yourself confronted by one at least once in your life. The way in which you respond could end up making all the different to the person who is in trouble. Of course, you are likely to go into a state of mind which is very different to normal when you are encounter any sort of emergency situation, but if you can, it is worth taking a step back to remember a few different pieces of advice.

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Family, Parenting

Conquering The Bedtime Battle With Your Kids

Do your kids refuse to go to sleep? Do you spend hours trying to get them to settle? Many parents can end up tearing their hair out when it comes to getting their kids to adhere to bedtime. Those precious hours between 8pm and midnight are supposed to be adult time – it’s your tiny pocket of freedom (although in many cases, even this free time is spent doing household chores) – and yet the kids are taking it away from you. Fortunately, there is a way to win the bedtime battle. Here’s a brief guide to getting your kids to go to sleep when they ought to.

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Home, Home Improvement

11 Demure Decor Ideas To Make Your Home Dazzle

You have always described yourself as house proud; you are the type of person who starts cleaning hurriedly as soon as you hear someone is due to pop round for a cup of tea. You always want your home to look the best it can ever be no matter what time of year it is. Looking for new ways to make your home gorgeous is always at the very top of your agenda. You have never been someone who does things by half measures, so when you give your home a makeover, you do it in style!

Being the happy host that you are, it’s imperative that your house is warm and welcoming through from top to bottom. You absolutely love taking on a new project and finally the time has come for you give your home a little added glitz and glamour. You want to completely transform your tired looking home into a perfectly pristine palace. It is time to get your creative flair flowing with a tonne of innovative and awe-inspiring ideas to brighten up even the darkest of dwellings. Although your home is just lovely how it is; give it this little extra sprinkle of pizzazz to really bring it back to life.

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