7 Basic Health Goals

I have heard it said that if you want something to get done, you need to put it in writing. In another words, include it in your list of things to get done or your priorities for the day (week, month, year).

I have recently checked my weight and I do not plan to add some more pounds. This is not just for aesthetic purposes but it is also ensure I stay healthy and fit. Hence I am writing here some of my basic health goals for the year. You might find it useful as well.

Reduce rice meals to only twice a day. As I am Asian, it is our practise to eat rice three times a day. I have begun reducing this to 2 times a day. For my one other meal I eat fruit or oats.

Make the effort to walk and move around whenever possible. Health experts say that one of our foremost health enemies now is a sedentary lifestyle. Proof? We are seated in front of our work/computers most hours of the day! My own personal solution to this is to see to it that I get up from my seat several times in a day. Whenever possible, I get off from my ride before reaching my actual destination and walk the rest of the way. As I have mentioned in one of my earlier post, I also do some dance moves at home 🙂

Get enough sleep. This is really basic to staying healthy. We need to give enough hours for our body, our minds to rest.

Remember to eat vegetables and fruits. We need more fiber in our body which these provide along, of course, with the nutrients they offer.

Less salt and less sugar intake. By this I mean, being intentional in limiting taking foods with lost of sugar or salt. The key is moderation.

Do things that refresh and relax. Life should not be all work. We need to take time to also do things that gives us joy as well as things that are not part of our regular routine. This helps us get a fresher perspective of life and it also helps ignite creativity. For me this can mean listening to music, watching a movie, playing a game, reading a book, travelling and writing poetry.

Take care of the spiritual center. I believe that central in my life is my relationship with God, that He has a call for me in this life. I need to always be reminded of this and make sure that I take time to pray, read the Bible and be involved in blessing other people. This may be written last here but it is definitely not the least.

So these are on my basic health goal list. What about you? I hope you continue to stay fit and healthy in your own corner of the world 🙂

Reminder: The Dangers of Side Effects Presented as Main Effects

The use of words — they do matter and perhaps especially so when we deal with medical terms. Here is an important reminder that one of our preferred products, Novuhair, would like to give us: 

In the medical world, proper use of words is highly called for because a simple mistake could complicate things usually unwanted for the patients. Because this field has full of jargons that mostly are too technical to not easily be sifted and digested by the general public, putting them in a layman’s term is indeed helpful.

A good example of which are the words “side effect” and “main effect”. These, are more often than not, interchanged or used instead of the other. Doing so is not just wrong but also dangerous to the people’s health.

A side effect of any substance pertains to the result beyond the main or primary action that is intended by the physician giving drug prescription. The doctor, likewise, foresees this extra consequence.

For instance, the patient might not be conscious of the side effect of unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body while using vasodilator drug called Minoxidil to treat hypertension. The physician, nevertheless, is very well aware about it, as well as other implications, such as burning or irritation of the eye, itching, and redness or irritation at the treated area. By and large, doctors suggest that patients should ignore the side effects unless serious and often alert the sick persons about their likelihood.

But not all the side effects are boon. They are bane, too, hence, they are often used as a therapeutic benefit in the pharmaceutical industry. Like the Minoxidil which, initially was developed to treat high blood pressure. People taking it reported an unusual side effect: Hair began to grow on various parts of their bodies. In this case, the downside of the drug is controlled and employed for a beneficial and therapeutic effect judiciously. It is noted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription of two percent (2%) Minoxidil topical solution for hair loss in men in 1988 and for women in 1992.

An adverse effect, on the other hand, is identified as an outcome wherein the reaction occurs over and beyond the main and wanted action of a medicine. Both the physician and the patient don’t know about it as a consequence of taking such treatment. It can happen simply due to incorrect dosage. Undesirably, this is very harmful as it can exacerbate the prognosis of the disease. Occasionally, if the adverse effect is too serious, there might be a need for hospitalization.

Just like the Sildenafil Citrate— a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Its most common adverse reactions (≥ 2%) include headache, flushing, dyspepsia, abnormal vision, nasal congestion, back pain, myalgia, nausea, dizziness and rash. Patients should seek emergency treatment if an erection lasts over four hours. Patients should stop Sildenafil Citrate and seek medical care if a sudden decrease or loss of hearing and also that of vision in one or both eyes.

Since side effects paired with adverse effects can be fatal and need to be reversed or given antidote immediately, a very extra cautious effort not to interchange them with the main effects in the prescription process must be always observed. After all, it’s the lives of patients at stake here.

It’s ironic to note that people who seek treatments for their ailments or to prolong their lives become sicker or morbidly end up six feet underground simply because of such medical error. So, it’s still best to deal with health conditions like hair loss the natural way, especially with NOVUHAIR that offers the safe and natural effects.

With 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients—it does not only help prevent the hair loss malady, but also aid in stimulating growth of the “crowning glory.” Set aside those chemical-based topical scalp solutions out there. Choose natural, choose NOVUHAR!

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3 Tips to Consider When Your Family is Getting a Car

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Are you thinking of getting a car? Then perhaps these simple tips can help you especially so if the car isn’t only for your own personal use but for the whole family.

Remember the Basics. When we say basic, you need to consider the type and size of the car that you need. Do you need an AUV or an SUV? What will serve best the needs of your family? Also, don’t forget to consider if the car you need is just for city driving or would you like a car that you can be secure about in using as you face rugged terrains for your regular family camping trips.

 

Research Your Way Forward. As you consider the basics of your car purchase, get all the information you need. Take the time to visit car shops or dealers and ask questions. Ask friends who know a lot about cars, or at least the car you have considered getting. Consider it good news as well that you can even do a rather comprehensive research about the car you are thinking of buying just by using the internet. Cars.com can help you with the information you need.

Remain within Your Budget. Buying a new car means spending a larger amount than say, getting a new furniture or appliance. So you do need to save up for it or get a loan to purchase one. Whichever of the two is the path you are taking in purchasing a car, don’t forget to consider your other needs, your other expenses. If you opt for a used car instead, think also if it might cost you more in terms of maintenance in the long run.

I hope these tips will serve you well and you get to enjoy your car purchase some time soon!