Health and Healthcare

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Posted 9/1/15 at 2:12 AM | Sylvie Simms

How to Treat Heart Disease Better than Ever Before

One of the deadliest diseases known to Americans is heart disease. Unfortunately, heart disease kills hundreds of thousands of people every year in America alone. These deaths are a result of any number of reasons, including heart failure and heart valve problems. In addition to the deaths caused by heart disease, this medical condition can also cause other Americans to be hospitalized as medical experts fight to keep them alive and healthy.

Posted 8/28/15 at 7:56 AM | Veronica Philips

Grandma's Eye..... of the Tiger

I am a Kick-boxing Instructor, and I LOVE being a witness to someone else’s victory. Just saying, you can show all the meme’s (rhymes with Chem’s,) you want about politics, race, and religion, but give me a woman who says, “My girls are noticing my weight loss”, and you’ll have me at, “My girls”. There is nothing easy about chiseling the body, sculpting, molding, dictating what used to be second nature, but it can be done. As long as we accept that as we age, some things don’t cooperate, that cute little 17 yr old we used to be is gone, she died with the Scrunchie, but the woman who replaced her, is so much more beautiful….Wisdom is one of the hidden treasures God gave us, but like the pirates, we gotta look for that little nugget of truth….the bounty of our body awaits our conquest…but it doesn’t come easy.
I was sharing the story of the day I bought my first pair of Jordache Skinny Jeans with my class. Come-on….you remember that day. I HAD to write about it because after a year of working out, teaching, dieting and denying myself, I just HAD to try them on….AND THEY FIT! A woman in my class HAD to share her victory as well…..As a sidebar, I love personal victory stories. She’s been in my class for some time, she can’t always keep up, but she’s there, chugging, churning, bopping, punching, kicking…and she’s a GRANDMOTHER!!!! So…..any little sister out there complaining because she has a few pounds to lose but doesn’t want to do anything about it…..SUCK IT….because if a GRANDMOTHER can do it…ANYONE can do it…you’ll get no pass from me. Sorry…I digressed. This woman has been with me for quite some time….She’s looking GOOD. I bought some class rewards for those who did 30 ball push up’s with me, she earned a water bottle (it’s cute and pink) then acted like it was a TROPHY, but she DID the push ups…I didn’t GIVE her anything…that may be why she carries that thing around with her like a BOSS….HMM,….sometimes….the teacher becomes the student. ……
I love to watch other’s fight. I can’t help it. Ima scrapper. I get in there swinging and I respect others who do it as well…..she tells me last night, “Oh, I only made it halfway through your routine”…when I apologized, she said, “NO…you keep doing what you’re doing…..I’ll catch up”….what an inspiration she is….she’s taking the bull by the horns, and kicking his ASS….she’s dictating what her body WILL DO…not the other way around. Hmmm, our WILL is an amazing gift from God if used appropriately. I’ve seen people survive on nothing but WILL…..but…that’s another story. This grandmother is showing ME what it’s like to be a true fighter, and I’m blessed to be a part of her battle….now I shall battle WITH her…and if you know one thing about me, I LIKE to battle…..get’s my juices flowing….okay…gotta go. Kiddie pool later, and all this talk about fighting has got me inspired to go conquer Merrill…It’s Chocolate Milk TIME…Pray for him! Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Friday….TGIF…

Posted 8/19/15 at 11:04 AM | Veronica Philips

Keeping Yourself Safe Doesn't Have to be an Act of God!

You’ll have to forgive me for the omissions, but I only remember the meat of the article, not the inconsequential details like Time, Date, and Place. A few weeks ago, police were able to solve several open cases of deceased females, but it wasn’t their professional crime solving skills that closed the cases. In THIS case, the break came when an Escort, shot and killed an (up until then) unknown serial killer as he was trying to kill her. Kudos’s for her. I’m going to make a judgment about her glaring error….she misjudged his character and turned her back on him…..and you thought I was going to judge her profession….
I watched a documentary on Ted Bundy, that to THIS day, still makes my skin crawl. I think what resonated with me the most was that my Princess was the same age as many of the young ladies killed. Even I, a person who totally prides herself on having an amazing BS meter, will occasionally let my guard down. Do it with the wrong person, and I’ll find myself dead. At the time of his reign, Ted Bundy, AND the Green River Killer were both on the lose, with the Zodiac taking 3rd place. I read that The Green River killer received credit for Ted Bundy’s kills, SO there were THREE Serial Killers operating in the same area, AT THE SAME TIME. Listen, I’ve made it this far in life…let me help all the little brothers and little sisters out.
1. The #1 most important rule is to never, ever, NEVER EVER, put yourself in a position in which there is NO out. Predators are very clever at assessing exit routes…you be clever too.
2. Keep yourself in a position of control, at all times. Walk with confidence, eyes/chin up….Alcohol is an amazing God given gift to mankind, but it’s also a curse. Be Smart.
3. Never assume to know the intent of another.
4. Lose your wits and temper, lose your life.
5. Never allow yourself to be taken from point, “A” to point, “B”. God forbid you ever find yourself in this position, but point “B” is guaranteed DEATH. Might as well go for broke, and FIGHT.
6. Never scream RAPE, instead scream, “Fire”….if you scream this, help will come.
7. Finally, monsters DO exist in the world today. REMEMBER this.
Just the simple act of being aware can save your life. Don’t talk to strangers, have your keys ready, park in a well-lit lot, always watch your exits, and yes, be prepared to go bat crap crazy. After reading the quotes of the Escort in the death of her potential killer, the one point that kept resonating with me was, “You knew the dangers, and still turned your back on him?”…..a small second in reasoning will cause your family a great deal of pain. Ted Bundy was quoted as saying, “It was too easy. Never really understood why they went with me”…..May he burn in hell. Okay. Gotta go. All this talk about Bundy makes me want to text my Princess…..and hug my Duchess….I hate that there’s evil in the world….but I like to hear people shooting serial killers. Don’t Judge Me…you like it too……hug your babies today. Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.

Posted 8/18/15 at 12:53 PM | Brian Wallace

Workout Music Makes The Difference

Getting a good workout may be as simple as choosing the right music to get you motivated. Learn more about the importance of music to your workout from this infographic!

Posted 8/13/15 at 3:57 PM | Brian Wallace

Hoarding Is A Real Illness

Hoarders aren't just in need of a good scolding so they can get their acts together. Hoarding is a real illness and it requires professional treatment. Learn more from this infographic.

Posted 8/13/15 at 8:37 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Benefits of Having A Wellness Program At Your Company

There are many ways for a company to make their employees healthy and happy. One cost-effective way to do this is to make a wellness program available for all employees. By implementing a wellness program, an employer is more likely to retain employees, as well as to increase productivity. This saves employers time and money. If you’re interested in implementing a wellness program in your company, the following infographic shows you how beneficial it can be. Continue reading the infographic to discover why you should have a wellness program at your company.

Posted 8/11/15 at 10:52 AM | Welby O'Brien

PTSD: Can You "Just Get Over It"?

“You have WHAT?! How soon before you are back to normal?” In our modern age of quick fixes, high tech, and a plethora of pharmaceuticals, people not only don't understand Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they are often uncomfortable with it and just want others to get over it. But is it curable?

We all wish we had a definitive answer to this age old question! And as the great debate continues, millions (just in the U.S. alone) – along with all their loved ones – struggle with the relentless battles of Posttraumatic Stress. PTSD can affect ANYONE who has been exposed to a traumatic experience, whether or not they served in the military. Is there hope or not?

A brave young veteran recently shared with me that SHE herself has it from Iraq, her FATHER had it from Vietnam, and her GRANDFATHER from WWII. He may have been one of many who was locked up in an asylum and tortured with shock treatment “therapy.” FULL POST

Posted 8/11/15 at 7:51 AM | Sylvie Simms

Anorexia in America

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Posted 8/7/15 at 3:02 AM | Sylvie Simms

Demographics of Drug Users

Much has been said about drug use in America over the last few years, especially with citizens voting on legalization measures for marijuana. However, not as much information has been available that details the demographics of drug users or the measures organizations can take for drug testing. In terms of use, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated that in 2013 there were more than 24.5 million Americans over the age of 12 that had used an illegal drug in the previous month. Just under 23 percent of these individuals were between the ages of 18 to 20, while nearly 21 percent were between the ages of 21 to 25, and illicit drug use was spread across ethnicities.

Posted 8/5/15 at 2:58 PM | Dale Fletcher

Are You Spiritually Fit for Heaven?

I have a few friends who have a deadly cancer.

So, for these past few weeks, I’ve been reflecting a lot on the importance of the condition of one’s spirit as it relates to one’s eternal destiny. My hunch is that most people, given a choice, would desire that heaven be their eternal resting place after they die here on this earth.

“For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.” ~ 1 Timothy 4:8 (New King James Version)

The above verse could be said this way – ‘Physical exercise and physical fitness – the condition of our body – is important, but spiritual exercise and spiritual fitness – the condition of our soul or spirit – is much more important.’

For more than 15 years, my job responsibilities in corporate and military settings in which I worked had to do with personal fitness and wellness. I especially helped others address the care of their physical health and to be physically fit. FULL POST

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