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Complications Faced by Over Weight Women & Solutions

Overweightness comes in one’s body along with several complications and hectic problems. A person becomes overweight majorly because of two reasons. First one is due to the lack of physical work and excessive consumption of unhealthy and junk food. And the second one is due to some medical issues such as side effects of medicines or due to some disease. The first one can still be controlled and reduced by exercise and controlled eating. But if someone gets overweight due to the second, he can hardly do anything and has to wait while it cures naturally. Anyways, following described are some major complications faced by an overweight woman along with the ways to handle them:

Complications Faced by Over Weight Women

1. Social:

First of all, accept the things which are at present. One must get worried about what others will think about your body. Getting comments from the people on our problem is nothing new! Thus, you must not bother about what others speak and think about you. This is natural and if not, you must take their comments as a challenge and start working on it. Moreover, a time will come when you will understand that their views hardly matter to you and then you will get used to it and start ignoring them. So, there is nothing to worry about your social life.

 2. Clothing:

You shall need the larger size which may often be not available on the dress you liked and picked up. This could be the moment of disappointment. However, there are some brands which make special amazing dresses for you and are comfortable too. Even for the special events like your daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride plus size clothing with charming designs and colors are available. Hence, you can still look beautiful and elegant.

Complications Faced by Over Weight Women

 3. Health Problems:

If the reason for being overweight is the treatment of some already existing disease, then this is not a matter of concern for you. But those who are themselves responsible for their overweight, there are various severe diseases which can hit you including serious heart and blood pressure related problems. This can even lead to death if they are for a longer period of time. Therefore, you must start taking measures including exercise to control your weight and bring it to the normal range. Losing weight is not that difficult as that exaggerated by people.

4. Depression:

It is truly said that your physical contributes to your mental health. People who are overweight may feel depressed at some period of days because their physical health affects their mental health and thus occurs mood swings. Depression can also be due to the social factors which are mentioned in the first point. To overcome depression, one must have someone to share their thoughts and who can advise you well. You should also go out for a walk which will make your mood fresh as well as improve your physique. Moreover, yoga and meditation are medicine to all kind of problems in life!

Don’t Blame “Internet Addiction” on Tech Companies

The colossal amount of time that kids spend every day on social media, gaming, and other online activities is undoubtedly a top concern and frustration of parents. Some of these parents point their finger at tech companies and their predatory marketing schemes. The narrative is simple: kids are more anxious, depressed, asocial, and unmotivated than ever before due to the deluge of smartphone apps, online networks, and addicting games that have flooded the market over the past decade, and the creators of digital content should be held responsible.

Internet Addiction

However, before you jump on this bandwagon (if you haven’t already) ask yourself: is it possible “Internet addiction” is merely a symptom masking deeper problems? Is it possible that obsessive and compulsive Internet use is simply an outlet for personal, familial, and social problems that continue to remain unaddressed?

I offer alternative explanations below.

       Back in the 1990s, 64-bit games and shoddy apps like AOL Instant Messenger dominated the landscape. There were no amazing graphics. DSL back then is the equivalent of, if not worse than, 2G. Computers were far slower than they were now, and Apple had yet to launch its first version of the iPod, let alone the iPhone. Despite the primitive technology, I found myself “hooked” to games like speed chess during my early teenage years. It became increasingly difficult for me to “quit.”

       I played obsessively for hours without end whenever my parents weren’t there. After obtaining a high ELO score, I no longer found chess appealing and moved onto other games like Age of Empires and Starcraft. I suspected that I wasn’t alone in this regard, and as it turned out, my friends spent the majority of their leisure time doing similar activities online. Playing games. Toying with their MySpace account.

Not everyone, to be sure, but certainly a sizable minority lived their lives online.

This fact didn’t bother or prick my consciousness until my grades started to suffer in college. I had extraordinary difficulty controlling my excessive Internet and gaming habits during this time. It was then that I finally began to investigate the issue in greater depth.

       As of today, matters seem to be getting worse, not better. Back in 2010, a study done by the Kaiser Family Foundation discovered that American children ages 8 – 18 spent, on average, more than 7 hours and 30 minutes online every day. This figure is similar across all other Western countries (Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, etc.). Although “Internet addiction” and “gaming addiction” are uncommon and not as damaging as, say, alcohol or drug addiction, it is far more likely to affect any particular individual since almost everyone uses the Internet.

Beginning in the 1980s, “helicopter parenting” became more and more popular. “Helicopter parenting” describes a parenting style where the parents oversee and preside over most aspects of their kids’ lives, as opposed to the traditional style of setting boundaries (no drugs, no gangs, etc.) and allowing kids to explore within those confines. Helicopter parenting is often rationalized by the parents based on the following mindsets:

  • “If my child gets a bad grade, everything will fall apart.”
  • “Extracurricular activities will help my child get into a good university. Therefore, we have to squeeze in as many of these activities as we can.”
  • “I don’t want to let my child play outside, because who knows what will happen.”
  • “Children don’t know any better, so of course we have to take control.”

There are countless studies showing the increased levels of anxiety and failure to cope with “real world” difficulties among children who come from helicopter families. I can certainly attest to this, as my parents took great, perhaps even neurotic, levels of interest in “making sure I would become successful.” In the end, the lack of agency and experiences with failure early on made me far more susceptible to problems in my early 20’s.

Secondly, there is a gaping lack of “community” in most Western countries. By “community,” I mean a sense of belonging and true commitment to the welfare of a group as opposed to mindless pursuit of self-interest and self-aggrandizement. Loneliness and emotional disconnect are on the rise. Friends are often heard from, but not seen. This is especially true among younger people, who prefer texting and social media posts to actual face-to-face communication.

When social values and a sense of collective duty start to disintegrate, people start to lose “meaning” or “purpose” in life. Perhaps more importantly, the individual has a much more difficult time coping with difficulty and become easy prey for all sorts of behavioral problems (including Internet addiction).

People who lack necessary foundations of healthy living will easily succumb to their temptations when the times get tough, since pursuit of pleasure becomes their #1 goal. On the other hand, someone with a powerful network and is dedicated to helping others (i.e. a strong mother or father) is far more capable of weathering difficulties or bottlenecks in life.

My job here isn’t to guilt trip parents by casting them into the fire of blame, nor am I suggesting that society itself is irredeemably corrupt. Rather, it’s to encourage a discussion and critical evaluation of why some children are behaving in ways that run contrary to what “normal humans” naturally desire: companionship, community, meaning, genuine values, and success in life.

As I often repeat on my website True Digital Detox, acquiring these values, community-oriented mindsets, and learning life skills will prove to be the best deterrents to compulsive Internet use and gaming. Parents should take this into consideration.

How To Cope With Anxiety

While it may be perfectly normal to be anxious, there are times when it can be too much and beyond your control. It manifests in various forms such as phobia for certain things, health anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and panic attacks.

If you have been having episodes of panic attacks or social anxiety, the best thing to do would be to ask for help, contact the Clarity Clinic

Outlined below are a few tips on how to handle anxiety.

How To Cope With Anxiety

1. Take Deep Breaths

Anxiety triggers a ‘fight or flight‘ response which is characterized by an increased heart rate and adrenaline rush. This is only the body’s way of trying to protect you from a threatening situation by releasing more energy in readiness to move faster or fight. Although this response may come in handy when in danger, it isn’t entirely necessary when leaving for the supermarket or school, for example. That said, you need to learn how to manage his situation by helping the body calm down, and back to its state of equilibrium. Taking deep long breaths can help calm your body and nerves. Inhale the maximum amount of air your lungs can accommodate, then exhale slowly. Repeat these two to three times until you’ve calmed down.

How To Cope With Anxiety

2. Question your Thoughts

As mentioned earlier, there are times when you will get anxious over a small matter or even nothing at all. Anxiety, however, tends to make us question any decision we make, as well as cloud our thinking. A good example of this is getting overly anxious just because your boss sends you a message or email.  Your mind will try to prove you did something wrong, while your will power says otherwise. In such an instance, you need to question every thought you have. Do not accept the notion before evaluating it first. Accepting the first thought that comes to your mind will trigger a flight response, which might not be necessary at that moment.

3. Test your Fears

Anxiety makes you question every decision you make or even worse, make a negative prediction on something yet to happen.  Failing to go to work simply because your employer will fire you, is an excellent example of a negative forecast. Before you can act on a thought, test it out first. Ask yourself, ‘what if I am wrong?’

4. Don’t Play The ‘Avoidance’ Game

Many people will create a whole manner of stories, and excuses to avoid doing what is required of them. Many will do this simply because they are afraid anxiety will kick in. One will avoid getting behind the wheel because he/she fears to get into an accident, while another will fail to attend the general meeting because he/she might be asked a question. Playing the avoidance game only makes your life harder and miserable.  Facing your worst fears head-on can however help regain confidence and have your life back. If anxiety tries to kick in when facing a problem, brush the thought aside and soldier on. It is by facing your fears that physical and psychological anxiety starts to fade giving you the strength you need to tackle it.  If anxious about driving, try driving in areas with less traffic. Try driving around the neighborhood, then to one junction and the next. Before you know it, you will be driving at the city center without the worry of getting into an accident creeping in.

How To Cope With Anxiety

5.  Learn to Accept Anxiety

While uncomfortable, anxiety is a normal emotion triggered when the body senses danger.  We all get anxious sometimes. This however doesn’t mean we should let it control the outcome. Knowing that you are in control and learning to accept anxiety is however the first step to coping with it. Anxiety is just like other emotions, there are times when you will be happy, others sad, and sometimes flat. Accept the fact that you are anxious and move on. If it however lingers on longer than it should, it might then be time to seek professional help and support.

Learn About Meditation For Women

People not only want to relieve pain, reduce their stress, and promote enhanced health, but they also want ways to do it that are safe and effective. However, in the wide world of healthy benefits which researchers are attributing to mindful meditation directly, quite a few of them are turning out to be specific to women. Thanks to a number of studies focused on how meditation impacts the female gender, there is a wealth of fresh information available. This information actually traces the health benefits from as early as the teenage years, through middle age, and then into the many years that come later.

Meditation For Women

1) Mindful Meditation Might Alleviate Pains From Cramps:

A shockingly large percentage of females suffer from painful menstrual cramps at least a day of each monthly cycle. The regular practice of mindful meditation might help alleviate these routine pains. Cramps typically increase stress and anxiety. These symptoms can make the pain more exacerbated, which just winds up turning into a never ending cycle of discomfort. When the stress that is related to the boost in pain is reduced, and the endorphins level in the body are also increased, then the total impact of mindful meditation is often not only soothing but also deliciously long-term.

2) Mindful Meditation Provides Many Advantages During Pregnancy:

New studies have demonstrated that the incorporation of mindful meditation offers many positive health benefits for both pregnant women and the babies that they are carrying. These health benefits might include higher birth weights, lower odds of premature birth, and fewer general medical complications for the newborns. Additionally, researchers are discovering that pregnant women typically pass the DHEA hormone on to their child in their womb. This very powerful hormone is one that increases during mindful meditation, and it reduces stress, improves a person’s immune system, and has benefits for bones, muscles, hearing, and vision. That means that any expecting mothers that meditate will share these benefits with their babies, even long after birth.It’s one of the reasons women are drawn to meditation according to New York Meditation Center.

3) Mindful Meditation Can Help Balance Perimenopausal Hormone Levels:

Over half of women wind up experiencing unpleasant mood swings and side effects in the years prior to reaching menopause. This stage is known as perimenopause, and it often happens in the 45 to 55 age range. Having said that, research studies are showing that women engaged in mindful meditation have lower odds of reporting drastic or even noticeable symptoms stemming from perimenopause. Such symptoms can include memory lapses, mood swings, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and irritability.

Meditation For Women

4) Mindful Meditation Also Helps With Menopause Symptoms Like Hot Flashes:

Any woman that has had a hot flash can tell you that it’s not just heat that causes tremendous discomfort. The racing pulse and increased anxiety join many other accompanying symptoms in causing issues. However, since mindful meditation often reduces anxiety, women can lessen both the power and number of menopausal symptoms with regular practice. As tension decreases, there is a noticeable reduction in the strength of a woman’s hot flashes.

Get Going

Researchers are finding plenty of new and powerful benefits that mindful meditation can have, and some of them are focusing specifically on how it can help women. If you’d like to take advantage of mindful meditation, consult me so we can talk about involving this into your life. Having access to a professional guide can make getting started so much easier. Once you set down this path just a little, you’ll be shocked at just how far you can go.

Weight Loss for Moms: Struggling with the Three “S” Words

As beautiful as it is, motherhood comes with enormous amounts of pressure. There are the pressures to be amazing moms who can raise star athletes with 4.0 grade averages and model looks. There are pressures about careers and time spent with family, friends, and everyone else. There are financial pressures. And there are the pressures about our bodies from what I call the three “s” words – society, spouse (partner), and self. Balancing these is the key to a healthier life, both inside and out, for moms struggling with their weight.

Weight Loss for Moms

The Pressures of Society to Lose Weight

You can’t walk by a newsstand without seeing the glamorous picture of a celebrity who is a new mother, and has the body of a teenager who has never touched an ounce of chocolate in her life. For most of us moms, yes, that strikes a chord with our inner womanhood, but we are also smart enough to put that image in perspective. There are, sadly, more painful pressures in society that women place on each other. You rarely hear a woman speak of how many more pounds she has to lose, but you’ve probably heard at least one boast about her immediately shrinking stomach. And you’ve almost certainly heard, and perhaps been a part of, a conversation where the expanding waistline of another woman was the fodder for topic.

  • Don’t buy the magazines that make you feel bad about yourself.
  • Don’t gossip about other women’s weight. It is more unflattering than stretch marks.
  • Don’t go on a diet because the other soccer moms think you should. The physical results might be the same, but the emotional ones will be vastly different.

The Pressures from Spouses to Lose Weight

If you’ve ever asked your husband, “Does this make my butt look big?” you really aren’t worried about your butt, you’re worried about how your husband feels about you. Some spouses might answer that question with a resounding “NO!”, while others might just pause long enough for you to doubt the sincerity of whatever answer they produce. An even riskier group of husbands might answer truthfully and affirm your worst fears. If your spouse is putting the pressure on for you to lose that baby weight, consider your options.

  • Ask him to watch the baby while you head to the gym or go for a bike ride. Don’t hesitate to stop on the way home for a new pair of jeans, either.
  • Cook the foods you want to eat.
  • Don’t ask him how your butt looks in those jeans.
  • Tell him that you have known your body much longer than he has, and you are very aware of the changes that it has gone through as you grew and birthed his child. If he wants to continue to look at or touch your body, those comments will not help motivate you – they will only deject you even more.
  • Tell him to shove it. My dear husband knows the first time he tells me I look plumper, heavier, or less attractive because I weigh more, will be the last time he should plan to speak with me for a very, very, very long time.

The Pressures from Self to Lose Weight

Post-pregnancy baby weight feels heavier than its actual mathematical measurement. It weighs on your mind and your self-esteem. It is also, however, the only real and true motivator that will be strong enough for positive, long lasting change.

  • Your ability or inability to lose weight does not determine what type of person you are, or what type of mother you will become.
  • Instead of striving for a single goal focused on weight loss, strive for balance, because motherhood is one long and continuous effort to keep the scales balanced.
  • Your commitment to yourself and your own goals needs to come from within in order for them to be attainable.
  • Set reasonable goals. The pressure to lose weight can be overwhelming if your gold standard is to fit into all of your pre-pregnancy clothes. Set smaller goals, such as weekly or monthly, and you’ll feel more accomplished as you move along your path.
  • If you feel like you can’t do it alone, seek an unbiased partner such as a personal trainer, physician, or dietician.
  • You are worth it to put a priority on your own health needs. This includes the emotional well-being of healthy self-esteem, as well as the physical health of your body. The healthier you are, the more capable you will be when it comes to mothering, working, and loving – but the loving needs to start with you.

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Youth Protective Gear: Sports mouth guard or dental mouth guard?

Children’s teeth are still vulnerable and easily damaged. You should not let your kids exercise without wearing a youth mouth guard. Mouth guards give protection to your child’s teeth so that even if their teeth are hit, the teeth will be fine. However, you may be confused about choosing between a sports mouth guard and a dental mouth guard. What are the differences between a sports mouth guard and a dental mouth guard?

Sports mouth guard or dental mouth guard?

What are the differences between Sports Mouth guardvs Dental Mouth guard?

Basically, there are no differences between sports mouth guard vs dental mouth guard. Both of these mouthguards have the same function in order to give protection to somebody’s teeth. Somehow, a sports mouthguard is specifically designed for sports. Some boxers usually wear sports mouth guards to protect their teeth from the opponent’s hit. In fact, the youth mouth guard is also available for kids. A youth sports mouth guard can be the best way to protect your kids when they join sports like baseball, basketball, kids boxing, martial arts, and much more.

Sports mouth guard or dental mouth guard?

Can you wear ordinary dental mouth guard for sports?

Well, you can wear any kinds of mouth guard for your daily activities. But, when it comes with sports, you are not recommended to wear an ordinary dental mouthguard because it is not specifically designed for sports. So, the best alternative to give the best protection to your kid’s teeth is by providing your kids with a special sports mouthguard. Youth sports mouth guard comes with various design and style. You can choose a sports mouthguard according to your favorite colors such as blue, green, red, purple, and much more. Some kids’ sports mouthguards also come with special themes such as Batman sports mouthguard, country flag mouthguard, Superman theme mouth guard, and much more.

Sports mouth guard or dental mouth guard?

Will your kids feel comfortable to wear sports mouthguard?

Some kids do not want to wear a sports mouthguard because they may feel uncomfortable with it. In fact, most youth mouth guard products are very comfortable to wear. The youth mouth guard is basically made from soft rubber which is quite elastical and safe for kids gum. Your kids will not feel pain in the mouth because it is adjustable. Moreover, this mouthguard is also reusable and has a strong construction.

How to wear a youth sports mouth guard correctly?

Wearing a youth mouth guard is very simple and easy. Your kids only have to put the mouthguard inside the mouth and then bite it. This mouthguard fits the teeth because it is designed specifically for kids’ teeth. Somehow, your kids can also remove it after wearing it. But, if you want to wear the mouthguard again, you must wash it and sterilize it to avoid germs and bacteria. If you want to keep it clean, you need to store it in its case.

Finally, that’s all about youth mouth guard which you may want to know. Sports mouth guards and dental mouthguards are actually the same, but a sports mouth guard is specifically designed for sports. Thus, you can buy a youth mouth guard for your kids so their teeth will be fully protected when joining sports or exercises.

Proven Ways To Prevent Grey Hair And Get Lustrous Strong Hair

Most people in the world hate to get grey hair. In most cases, grey indicates that a person is aging and people do not like to have a lot of them. No matter what they do, it does not seem to work. The only option that they do have is to dye or color their hair. But, it is vital for you to note that having grey hair is not wrong. There are millions of people who are suffering from the same condition.

Most women find a few grey hairs when they are around 30s, and this number significantly multiplies when they turn to 50s. Most women have almost 50% of their hair grey when they are of this age. While it is difficult to stop white hair from growing on your scalp, you can do certain things to prevent it from happening soon.

Prevent Grey Hair

Reasons Why You Have Grey Hair

Grey hair, in a nutshell, is nothing but a combination of white hair and hair that is with normal pigmentation. The reason why hair turns white is when the cells do not have pigmentation cells that no longer produce melanin. Hormonal and nutritional factors are few other reasons why your hair will become white. Stress is also one of the most significant contributors for a person to get this condition.

Some people get white hair quickly because their parents might have white hair at an early age. Yes, sometimes, people get white hair because it is also hereditary. Pernicious anemia, thyroid, and diabetes are few other reasons why people get diabetes.

Ways To Maintain Healthy Hair

Keratin is one of the most critical proteins that you need to have in your body if you want it to be strong and healthy. Both fish and eggs are a good source of this first-class protein. In proteins, you can find amino acids. There are both essential amino acids and ones that are not essential. You can find the critical amino acids in an animal protein. Absorbing those proteins is easy. If you do not get adequate levels of calcium, vitamin D, B6, B12, zinc, and iron, it is possible for you to get to grey hair.

Take Dietary Supplements

Since not all the foods that you consume daily has all the required vitamins and nutrients in it, you should make it a habit of taking dietary supplements. Since there are so many companies that are manufacturing these type of products, you need to research before you pick an option.

Not many people are sure of the things that they need to consider when they are searching for the products. Here are some details of some essential ingredients that you need to check if it is in the product before you pick one.

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Active Ingredients That Can Stop Aging And Grow Strong Hair

It is essential for you to check for these ingredients in any hair products if you want to prevent hair loss because of aging and to grow new hair.

Butylene Glycol

There are countless benefits you get when the product that you are going to use such as a serum has this ingredient. They get this element from petroleum. Without this component, it will get quite difficult for the serum to penetrate the skin because it has large molecular weight. This ingredient can penetrate deep into the skin when you combine a few other ingredients. The product that you are going to be a lot effective only when it has this element in them.

It also has the capacity to thinner the solution instead of making it thick. Some people hate when the product is too thick and creamy. This particular ingredient also acts as an excellent solvent as it mixes all other components in the formula. This element also hydrates the skin and avoids the wrinkles from appearing.

Acetyl Hexapeptide-1

Unlike the other peptides that you find which help in smoothing the wrinkles and prevents anti-aging, this one can also stimulate melanin and pigmentation production. It occurs when it interacts with MC1R which is skin cell receptor. Hence, it is one active ingredient that you need to check for when you are searching for a product that can prevent your hair from turning grey.

Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1

Now, this is one of the most important active ingredients that you need to look for when you are planning to buy peptide. It brings a lot of benefits to the skin follicles by improving microcirculation on the scalp. It can also prevent aging and atrophy in the follicle. Your hair will grow healthy and lustrous when you ensure that this component is present in the serum or cream you want to use.


An array of hair products have this component in their products. TGF-B1 is one of the rare proteins that you can find in Apigenin. It helps in increasing the life-cycle of a hair follicle. If you use any product that contains this active ingredient in it, you are going to make your hair strong, and you do not have to fear that you will lose the hair. It also prevents aging and hence is one must have components in any product that claims to reduce white hair.

Raspberry Ketone

It is one element that you need to ensure that it is in the product that you are planning to purchase. Raspberry Ketone is known to demolish the fat in the body. Besides removing the fat, it also helps in stopping the hair loss and in growing new hair. When you apply this component to the hair, it releases IGF-1 on the scalp. Your hair count is going to increase drastically when this ingredient is in the serum or cream that you are planning to use.

Oleanolic Acid

Now, this is one natural component that they get from several plants and trees like an olive tree. One will enjoy the effects of antimicrobial and antioxidants when they pick this particular product. You can see people using this component for hair growth along with Apigenin and Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1.

5 Things To Know About Kids In Foster Care

A lot of people wonder why children end up in fostering and there are numerous reasons for the same. Nobody wants to be in a foster care but sometimes life is unfair and children end up having to stay away from their parents for a short period of time. Fostering is a temporary arrangement for children who are separated from their parents due to some reason like safety, abuse or neglect. The period for which children will stay in foster care depends on the situation of the family and the options available to them. For some children, foster care is for a brief period of time while for many others it lasts from one year to three years and could be longer. The goal of fostering is to ensure that the children get a stable environment to live in and they receive the love and care they deserve. Here are a few things you need to know about the children in foster care.

Kids In Foster Care

1. They are just kids

Foster kids are like any other kids who only want to be loved and accepted. They might have gone through some trauma which is why they could find it difficult to trust anybody for some tie but it does not mean that they do not want to be loved. They might also act difficult at times but that is because of their past which keeps on making them doubt others. It will take some time for you to bond with the child and it will require a lot of patience and work but it will all be worth it in the end. It is very important for you to listen to the full report of the child and understand what they need. Try to get into details about where the child is coming from and what the child has gone through in the past. When you understand the past of the child, you will be able to help them adjust and be a part of your family.

Things To Know About Kids In Foster Care

2. They can be highly emotional

Foster children lack behind in their emotional growth because of abuse, neglect or substance abuse and it is importance to allow them to overcome the emotional block and nurture them at the emotional level and not as per their chronological age. You might have to go to an extreme in order to make sure that their emotional requirements are met. You will have to hold them, carry them and incase of infants, cuddle them. You might even have to hand feed them or even bottle feed them depending on their age and requirement. Their emotional needs would were unmet as a toddler and it is important for them to receive nurturing in the form of emotional care. They have the ability to be as emotional as you are but you need to give them an opportunity and a chance at love. Their emotional needs were not met and you as a foster carer can ensure that they are met now. Fostering is not a 9 to 5 job, it is a commitment to look after the child at all times and under all situations and you can learn more about it on

3. Some kids have higher needs

Fostering is not easy and it will need every ounce of patience and courage in you to foster a child. You will have to know your limits and most importantly, look at the bigger picture. This means you will have to consider the services which are offered in your area or move to a different area in order to serve the needs of the child. You might have to foster a child who has special needs and you will have to do everything possible to ensure that their needs are met. This means making strong decisions which will have an impact on your life as well.

Things To Know About Kids In Foster Care

4. There could be times when it will be difficult to parent

There might come a time when it is extremely difficult for you to parent or counsel a child. No matter the how much you intervene or try to help the child, it will not help. It will become difficult to parent the child and it could also become unsafe for other members in the family. Do not lose hope, you are not a bad parent. But you will have to find an alternative living solution for the child. This might be the last resort but it is the best you can do for a child. Consider the interests of the child and keep in mind that you are doing your best for the better future of the child.

5. It will take time to adjust

Fostering requires a lot of patience and it will take time for you to adjust with them and not the other way round. You will have to change yourself, change your lifestyle and accommodate a child in your daily routine. But you need to understand that it is a wonderful challenge and you will accept the children the way they are. The entire process will only make you a better parent and you will overcome the challenges into time.

Fostering is a rewarding job and there is nothing like helping a child overcome trauma and to support them to grow into wonderful, responsible individuals. When you have a child in your home, you exceed all the expectations that you put on them and there is no magic wand, however, you will have to take everyday as a challenge and overcome it with love, care and patience. At the end of the fostering period, you will see yourself as a responsible individual who has grown with time. If you are considering being a foster carer, you need to understand that there is no qualification or experience which is needed, but you need to have a huge heart and patience to accept a child in your home and to let them grow.

8 Reasons You Feel Fatigued All the Time

We all feel tired and exhausted at times, especially after a lot of physical or mental labor. Some people, however, are prone to chronic fatigue, which persists for months on end with no apparent underlying cause.

Constant, unexplained fatigue is often a sign of an underlying medical condition. If you’ve been feeling listless lately and can’t understand why, seek medical attention as soon as possible to rule out a serious health issue.

Reasons You Feel Fatigued

Here are eight possible reasons why you’re experiencing excessive fatigue and weariness despite a generally healthy lifestyle.

You are iron deficient

Deficiency of iron in the body, or anemia, is one of the most common causes of feeling constantly tired, fatigued and low on energy. Because of menstruation, young girls and women are particularly prone to iron deficiency anemia. Other problems that can make one anemic include taking a low-iron diet, having stomach ulcers or taking certain medications in excess. It can also be caused by a B12 deficiency.

A simple blood test can reveal the iron levels in your body and help you take corrective measures to treat iron-deficiency anemia, which includes taking an  supplement and switching to an iron-rich diet.

You have an underactive thyroid

If your thyroid gland is not producing the hormones T3 and T4 in sufficient quantities, you may be having hypothyroidism, a condition that upsets the body’s hormonal levels and is characterized by symptoms such as weight gain, dry skin, hoarse voice, hair fall, poor memory, muscle pain and fatigue.

In fact, persistent fatigue is one of the main symptoms of hypothyroidism, which is detected through blood work to test levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) in the bloodstream. Thyroid-related conditions can be safely treated with allopathic medication, and you can also try natural therapies on the side.

You have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

CFS is diagnosed when fatigue lasts for over six months, with no obvious cause. It is still not known what causes chronic fatigue syndrome in some people, although it affects millions of people in the United States alone. There is some evidence that it occurs as an aftermath of an infectious disease.

However, feeling fatigued and getting tired after minor exertion are not the only symptoms of CFS. These are usually accompanied by cognitive impairment such as memory-related problems, poor concentration and mental cloudiness.

If you recently recovered from an illness and have been experiencing fatigue along with cognitive difficulties, consult your physician to rule out CFS.

You have intestinal worms

Intestinal parasites can go undetected for a long time, particularly if you’re attributing your digestive woes to something else. Common symptoms of an intestinal worm infection include abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, diarrhea and unexplained fatigue.

Intestinal worms are generally diagnosed via a stool test. If you have a parasite infection, there are several ways to remove intestinal parasites from your body, such as conventional medication, herbal parasite cleansing and anti-parasite diet. Remember that it is important to properly treat a parasite infestation or it can escalate into a major problem such as intestinal blockage or nutritional deficiencies.

Your blood sugar levels are not optimal

Too low or too high blood sugar levels can wreak havoc on your general wellbeing. People with diabetes, in particular, are known to suffer from exhaustion or tiredness caused by an imbalance in their blood sugar levels. Even if you’re not diabetic, get your blood sugar levels checked to rule out glucose imbalance.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, you may be experiencing a condition called diabetes fatigue, which can be triggered by both high and low blood sugar levels. Keeping your blood glucose levels in check is important to treat constant fatigue and tiredness.

You’re not getting enough rest

This is an obvious yet often ignored cause of persistent weariness and tiredness during the day. People who do not get enough sleep or don’t sleep well will often complain of getting exhausted too quickly and feeling sleepy during the day.

If your body is not getting ample rest to re energize and repair itself at night, it can start affecting your general wellbeing sooner than you thought. Also note that poor lifestyle habits are a precursor to chronic conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disorders and heart disease.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating nutritious meals and getting enough shuteye are all essential if you want to boost your energy levels and don’t want to feel weary for no reason.

You’re exercising too much

Over-exercising is a common cause of adrenal fatigue. According to experts, feeling mentally and physically fatigued after a workout or heavy weightlifting is a clear sign that you’re overdoing it.

While it’s normal to feel tired after a strenuous workout, if you feel completely burned out after a session of resistance training such as heavy weightlifting, chances are you’re not taking adequate rest and proper diet between sessions.

In addition, it is very important to use the right powerlifting belt that provides proper support to your spine and doesn’t make you unnecessarily overwork to lift the weights. By using the right gear and techniques, you’ll be able to lift heavier and won’t feel exhausted as well.

You have vitamin D deficiency

While most people know that vitamin D is essential for bone health, not many are aware that its deficiency can cause chronic fatigue, which is why people who are generally healthy cannot relate their constant tiredness to this common problem. Other symptoms of low vitamin D include frequent sickness, joint pain, muscle pain, hair loss, poor wound healing and depression.

If you’re struggling with listlessness and low energy, a simple blood test can rule out nutrient deficiencies. Low levels of vitamin D can be easily treated with supplementation, spending more time in the sun (while wearing sunscreen) and eating foods rich in this essential micronutrient.

Aside from the above, other conditions that can cause chronic fatigue include heart disease, liver disease, cancer, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, emphysema, sleep apnea, multiple sclerosis, obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease and chronic inflammation.

How Sports Massage Relieve Tight Hip?

Tight and sore muscles are no fun at all. Most of us spend whole day in office sitting on the chair working in front of a computer making the whole body to stay in same position for a long duration. Such lifestyle leads to muscle tightness making it a reason for sore tight muscles in hip area. This is really uncomfortable and painful. However sports massage can help to loosen such tight muscles. A remedial massage will help you to get rid of painful sore hip. In this article I want to share some details on how sports massage relieve tight hip. You can look for a massage therapist in your local area who is well experienced in sports massage. However if you look for sports massage in London then you are lucky because there are well trained sports massage therapists ready to serve you! Don’t worry, if you are not from London then simply search for sports massage in your area, you will get lot of search results. Don’t forget to choose a reputed sports massage therapist in order to get the best results!

How Sports Massage Relieve Tight Hip

Reasons for tight hip

There is a strong coating called ‘fascia’ that covers our muscles. This fascia coating acts like a tissue and it covers all individual muscles. Fascia continues to grow while it also can get damaged with overused muscles. However when the fascia continues to grow around the muscle fibres, that cause shortening of muscles which create soreness and tightness. When you spend the day in same position with less movement, your hip muscles doesn’t move much either! This cause more fascia to grow and less worn down as your body is with restricted movement. When this continue, there is a chance that lactic acid can get trapped too which can cause irritation. Finally, results are not good for anyone who loves to spend a healthy lifestyle.

How sports massage relieve tight hip?

While sports massage is known as a remedial massage for such sore and tight hips, are you curious on knowing how sports massage can help sore hips? Let me explain.

How Sports Massage Relieve Tight Hip

Sports massage help to loosen the tight tissues. If you do such a massage by a professional and well experienced massage therapist, they can help you to get rid of the pain you are suffering due to sore hips. Sports massage help to restore the imbalances of muscles while creating a space around the hip muscles. As a result you will relieve from pain which occurred due to the tight muscles.

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, sore and tight hip muscles are due to the lack of movement of the body. Such lack of movement causes compacted fascia. Therefore the solution is to reduce such tightened and compacted fascia in order to relax your hip muscles. This is how a sports massage can help you. During a session of sports massage, the therapist will help to improve the movement of the hip muscles to relieve pain.

Therefore if you suffer from sore and tight muscles, look for a professional and well experienced sports massage therapist in your area in order to relive from your pain easily.

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