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 People are already looking forward to the weekend, as it is already Thursday. Small acts of self-care can go a long way towards reducing burnout and tiredness. Lets look at the 

When you are drained, worn out, or looking ragged around the edges, it is difficult to care about anything. Due to demanding family obligations, a draining job, or financial difficulties, your once-flaming zeal may now appear more like burned rubble. Perhaps you feel as though you have very little to offer because of a sickness, the uncertainties and upheavals of our day, a number of circumstances, or a combination of these.

"Burnout is what you're going through." It can cause sadness, anxiety, marital problems, and the inability to carry out daily tasks at home or at work.

Take heart: You can fill your cup again with time and effort, gradually reintroducing some of the vitality and joy you've been missing. Here are three ideas to get you going:

1. Schedule time only for you.
Self-care requires that you make time for yourself; it is not an extravagance." You need to take it easy and give yourself time to rest and recover. If necessary, schedule it; begin with 10 or 15 minutes a few times each day.

How do you recapture valuable time in a schedule that is already too full? Be selective about how many commitments you say "yes" to within a given day, week, or month. Give yourself the right to refuse anything that drains you or doesn't serve you.

Choose what helps you feel at peace in the little moments. Take a cup of tea, for instance, or just spread a blanket or mat on the floor at home or at the office and lie on your back." You want to tell your body to take a break. Don't glance at your phone or email. When you feel the pull of stress, it helps you reset and step back.

2, Commit to improving your health.
A powerful physique helps counterbalance the demanding circumstances that have led to your burnout. The fundamental ingredients in a healthy diet are:

Exercise. Exercise of moderate intensity, the kind that challenges the heart and lungs, releases vital hormones that aid in controlling mood, sleep, and many other functions. An ideal amount of weekly activity is 150 minutes, or 22 minutes each day. If it's all you can manage, start with just a few minutes per day. It doesn't have to be elaborate. "Any action that makes you happy, like dancing, yoga, or fast walking, can be practised.


After 40 weeks of doctor visits, planning the nursery, and waiting, your baby has finally arrived. In your estimation, she is flawless, healthy, and adorable. In the following weeks, though, your initial elation is replaced by a consuming concern: Is she eating enough? Why does she weep so frequently? Is she experiencing medical difficulties? These concerns continue throughout the day and keep you up at night. You're tight and irritated; your heart is racing; and you're experiencing panic. Your family members exhibit care not only for the newborn but also for you. You question whether or not your anxiety is normal.

The baby blues, postpartum depression, or postpartum anxiety?
You have probably heard of "baby blues" or "postpartum depression." You may have even filled out questionnaires on your mood at your postpartum doctor's visit. Baby blues are a common response to decreased hormone levels after childbirth, and they can cause you to feel depressed, tearful, and overwhelmed. Nevertheless, these effects are modest and only last a few weeks. When the symptoms last for a long time and make you feel bad, there could be something else going on.


Postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression share many symptoms (such as poor sleep, trouble relaxing, and irritability). While anxiety is a typical symptom of postpartum depression, not all sad mothers experience anxiety. It's important to get the right diagnosis because women with postpartum anxiety may not respond as well to some treatments for depression, like interpersonal psychotherapy or medicines like bupropion (Wellbutrin).

Like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety can be caused by changes in hormones that happen after giving birth. It may also get worse because of real stresses, like worrying about the baby's health or money or figuring out your new role in a relationship. A history of miscarriage or stillbirth also makes you more likely to have anxiety after giving birth. If you had anxiety before you got pregnant or while you were pregnant, you may also have anxiety after you give birth. Changes in hormones can also cause anxiety and sadness after stopping breastfeeding.

 Health benefits of onions

A species of bulbous flowering plant in the genus Allium is garlic (Allium sativum). The onion, shallot, leek, chive, Welsh onion, and Chinese onion are among its close relatives. It is a common seasoning used all over the world and is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran.

Allicin, which is found in garlic and may protect against cancer and heart disease, can help the immune system work better.

People with type 2 diabetes may benefit from garlic's ability to stabilize blood sugar levels, lower fasting blood sugar levels, and improve blood sugar control.

potential negative effects
Garlic consumption may cause heartburn in people with gastroesophageal reflux disease, so they should speak with medical professionals about this.

Garlic may interact with blood thinners, so people who are thinking about increasing their intake of it should seek advice first.

When you're a new parent, it's hard not to compare your child to other kids and worry about whether or not they're growing and changing norms.

It doesn't help that social media is full of proud parents and that there are many books and popular apps that claim to know exactly when a child should smile, roll over, take their first step, etc. It's hard not to wonder: Is my child falling behind?

It's important to keep an eye on how your child grows and changes. But here are some things to keep in mind as you do so:

Each child is unique. This is the most important thing to remember. Each child is different because they come from different places and have different families and lives. It's impossible for all children, even those raised by the same family, to grow up in the same way.

Normal is not a single thing. For example, we say that a child should be able to walk by the time he or she is one, but anything between 9 and 15 months is fine. Normal ranges are usually in the fine print of all those books and apps, but one age is usually the one that gets the most attention. This is sad, and it can cause many families to worry for no reason.


There are different parts of development, and children may go through them at different rates. A child may start walking early but take longer to learn to talk because walking is so much fun. A child may be so interested in learning to talk that walking may seem less fun. Children learn how to use their bodies, how to talk, how to get along with others, and how to understand the world around them. Each child learns these things in their own way. It's important to look at a child's development as a whole, not just one milestone at a time.

How to deal with your problems
Even if you can see the big picture, that doesn't mean you should ignore the fact that your child seems to be growing up differently than other kids. It also doesn't mean that all apps are bad. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a nice Milestone Tracker.

But you should talk to your doctor before you start to worry. You can also contact the Early Intervention program in your state and ask for a free evaluation. This program is for children younger than 3 years old whose parents or doctors are worried about how they are developing. If a child has a problem with how they are growing up, the program works with the family to help them help their child.


Your mom was right when she told you to stop sitting so close to the TV, or you might need glasses.

Myopia, or near-sightedness, is becoming more common all over the world. A child with near-sightedness can see things up close clearly, but things farther away look blurry. Experts say that part of this growing problem is that kids spend too much time inside looking at things close to them instead of going outside to look at things far away.

What is near-sightedness?
Near sightedness is very common. About 5% of pre-schoolers, 9% of kids in school, and 30% of teenagers have it. But what worries experts is that its spread around the world has doubled in the last few decades, and eye doctors have seen a rise in myopia during the pandemic.

When the eyeball is too big from front to back, it can cause nearsightedness. Genes play a big role, but more and more research shows that there are also things that happen during development. Research shows that the risk of myopia increases with the number of years a person spends in school. This is why nerds are often thought to wear glasses. Even more reliable studies show that a child's risk of getting nearsightedness goes down if they spend time outside.

Why would being outside make a difference for people who are near-sighted?
Even though this is surprising, it does make some sense. The way kids live changes their bodies as they grow and change. For example, a child who isn't getting enough food might not grow as tall as they could have if they had better food. A child who gets fat as a child is much more likely to stay fat for the rest of his or her life. And a child who only looks at things up close might get used to this and lose some of his or her ability to see far away.

When a migraine's characteristic throbbing subsides, the relief is immense. But for many people who suffer from these potentially debilitating headaches on a regular basis, their distress does not end when the pain subsides. Instead, a distinct phase of migraine known as the postdrome causes them to feel achy, exhausted, dazed, and confused — symptoms that are eerily similar to those of an entirely different condition.

This cluster of post-migraine symptoms, dubbed the "migraine hangover," is remarkably common, occurring after up to 80% of migraine attacks, according to research published in Neurology. According to Dr. Paul Rizzoli, clinical director of the Graham Headache Center at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, scientists are increasingly focusing on this previously underrecognized aspect of migraine.

"Because patients are unaware that postdrome symptoms are a normal part of migraines, they come up with creative ways to describe them," explains Dr. Rizzoli. "They feel washed out, their head feels hollow, or they feel like they have a hangover when they weren't drinking." Prior to recent years, science had not paid much attention to this aspect of the syndrome, but it is a natural progression from focusing on the overall problem.

In Nigeria, there is always complaining going on, and you hear people saying or asking questions like, "How can I keep fit?" The only foods I see around me are heavy foods that will not help me stay fit or maintain a healthy weight. Well, that is not the case because Nigerians have lots of healthy fruits and meals. It is all about how you prepare your meal, and this is the standard all over the world.

Let's take, for example, rice, which is a food eaten in every country in the world, but the pattern of preparation varies, and that's what makes a great taste and cultural difference. which is why I will be sharing foods that people living in Nigeria can frequently eat during weight loss. Here are some foods you can eat frequently while losing weight.

PotatoesThe potato is a root vegetable native to the Americas that is a starchy tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum. The plant is a perennial in the Solanaceae family. You can eat boiled, grilled, or roasted potatoes during weight loss.
Hanke Fish is popularly known as "Panla" in Nigeria. This fish contains 78 calories and 18 grammes of protein, which helps boost your metabolism during weight loss.

 Sleep dentistry, also known as sedation dentistry, is an excellent option for people who are uncomfortable with dental treatment. And if you are one of these people, know that you are not alone. One in seven Australian individuals is frightened of visiting the dentist.

But is dental fear the only reason a patient may choose sleep dentistry over conventional dentistry? There are a number of reasons why a person would opt for sleep dentistry. Here are 5 Top Benefits of Sleep Dentistry.

Do You Have an Extreme Gagging Reflex?

Some people avoid going to the dentist because they cannot bear the thought of having dental devices in their mouth. And the act of gagging can be both painful and unpleasant. In this situation, sleep dentistry will let you get dental care without having to gag all the time.
Recently, as I was travelling down the freeway, I noticed a billboard. It was written in capital letters:

Milk hydrates better than water.

Could this possibly be true? If so, should I drink milk to rehydrate after working out? And should everyone's water bottles contain milk rather than water?

What supports the claim?
Naturally, the milk industry is funding the advertisement. Even though I had never heard of this claim before, the studies that support it aren't especially innovative or compelling. Three short studies from more than ten years ago are cited on the website that supports this advertisement:

In a 2007 study, 11 volunteers—5 men and 6 women—worked out until they became noticeably dehydrated on several occasions. Their urine output was measured over the next five hours after each rehydration with a different beverage.

Compared to drinking water or a sports drink, the study participants retained more fluid after consuming milk (Powerade). Milk was therefore thought to offer better hydration.

According to a 2016 study, seven men who exercised and drank fat-free milk, water, or Powerade experienced marked dehydration. The outcomes were comparable.

In a 2016 study, 72 healthy, well-hydrated men participated. They drank various liquids, and after four hours, the researchers measured how much urine they produced. Water, whole milk, skim milk, beer, orange juice, Powerade, Dioralyte (an oral rehydration solution used after fluid loss from diarrhoea), tea, and coffee were the beverages used in this study. The results for the other beverages were comparable to water; however, the researchers discovered that fluid retention was best after consuming either type of milk or the oral rehydration solution.

Milk seems to be a winner, don't you think? Maybe. But there are other factors to think about.

Study specifics are important.

These studies' results cannot be considered conclusive. There are significant limitations, as there are with all research. For instance:

Due to the small number of participants in these studies, the outcomes could be greatly influenced by a small number of individuals.

In two of the three studies, intense exercise in a warm environment resulted in significant dehydration and several pounds of fluid loss. The findings might thus not be applicable to those who engage in more commonplace daily activities or workouts.
What your ears and wallet can expect from the new hearing aid options.

Over the counter (OTC) hearing aids are now legal thanks to a change in FDA regulations. What does this mean for you if you are one of the 48 million Americans who have some degree of hearing loss? Dr. James Naples, assistant professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was kind enough to explain the potential benefits and drawbacks.

The fundamentals: hearing aids vs. amplification devices
Hearing aids come in a variety of styles, but they all function in the same way. They amplify sounds to make them louder, whether they are worn behind the ear or in the ear canal. They also aid in the filtering of certain types of noise. Dr. Naples says, "All hearing aids filter out some unwanted noise and improve our ability to hear sounds by using a combination of signal processing and directional microphones."


Contrast prescription or over-the-counter hearing aids with personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) available at most drug stores. These products simply amplify nearby sounds. They are not tailored to a person's hearing loss, are not regulated by the FDA, and are not intended to treat hearing loss.

According to Dr. Naples, PSAPs are an excellent option for people who experience hearing loss only in specific situations, such as watching television.

Will an OTC hearing aid require a hearing test?
People's hearing has traditionally been tested by a certified audiologist, who is trained to configure hearing aids based on a person's specific hearing loss. The procedure is similar to that of obtaining prescription glasses.

Hearing tests determine how loud a sound must be in order for you to hear it clearly. People with normal hearing can detect sounds that are less than 25 decibels in volume (dB). Mild to moderate hearing loss ranges from 26 dB to 55 dB. A person with mild hearing loss can hear certain speech sounds but struggles to hear softer sounds. When another person speaks normally, someone with moderate hearing loss may have difficulty hearing the speech. Hearing loss caused by ageing or other factors can affect one or both ears.

A hearing test by an audiologist is not required for OTC hearing aids. These devices, however, can only treat mild to moderate hearing loss. "Even if you have severe or profound hearing loss, you should still see an audiologist for a full exam," Dr. Naples says.

Will the cost of hearing aids be reduced?
Yes, most likely, though savings will vary. Although Medicare does not cover hearing aids, some Medicare Advantage and other commercial health insurance plans do.

Because of new FDA regulations, many people with mild to moderate hearing loss no longer have to pay for a hearing exam and fitting. The cost of hearing aids, however, will represent the most significant savings. While prices vary depending on the brand and type of hearing aid, a single prescription hearing aid costs around $2,000—$4,000 if you need one for each ear, which many people do.

The majority of prescription hearing aids for the US market are manufactured by a few companies. High prices are exacerbated by a lack of competition.

The new OTC hearing devices should increase manufacturer competition and lower average prices over time. According to preliminary estimates, the average price could fall to around $1,600 or lower.

Will over-the-counter hearing aids be as good as prescription hearing aids?
The FDA will regulate the quality of OTC hearing aids in the same way that prescription hearing aids are regulated. Appearance, styles, and characteristics may vary.

Woman in an outdoor shower

Shower heads that are made to spray water at a powerful stream can be used to massage your shower head. By operating the valves that control the water flow, the speed and spraying patterns can be altered to meet your needs. Modern shower head massage units also feature push buttons and other built-in controls that let you enjoy a relaxing shower head massage while watching television, listening to music, or even taking phone calls.

 If you want a massage but can't afford the time or money right now, you can still reap some of the benefits by practising some of the techniques on yourself. Self-massage is an excellent way to unwind and relieve tension in your body and mind. Self-massage, on the other hand, has the opposite effect and can be a great way to re-energize before work or during lunch. If you've never tried self-massage before, here are some basic techniques you can use right away.

Honey massage is an ancient Tibetan therapeutic massage that is beneficial for cleansing the entire body, stimulating and opening the energetic channels. Honey gets rid of harmful energy from the body, improves blood flow in the tissues and muscles under the skin, and keeps the temperature of the skin stable.

Honey massage stimulates the lymphatic system and influences the spine's flexibility and the entire central nervous system. Honey massages clean the pores of the skin and are also good for treating colds and sore joints.
Mangos are edible stone fruits produced by the tropical tree Mangifera indica, which is said to have originated in the region between northern Myanmar, Bangladesh, and north-eastern India. Since ancient times, M. indica has been farmed in South and Southeast Asia.

Class: Stone Fruit
Scientific name: Mangifera indica
Calories: 140 calories

Mango Fruit Health Benefits

Mangoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and assist in strengthening the immune system. One cup of mango has about 70% of the daily value of vitamin C.

The flavonoids quercetin, catechin, anthocyanins, kaempferol, and rhamnetin found in mango reduce the chance of developing chronic diseases. These have antioxidant capabilities that protect the body's cells from damage by free radicals.

Mango is abundant in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, magnesium, polyphenols, and fibre.

Assist the immune system in its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant functions.

Mango is an excellent source of numerous vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, carotenoids, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Studies have shown that its antioxidant properties reduce inflammation caused by inflammatory bowel disease, lowering the risk of colon and rectal cancer (Lauricella, 2017).
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition posted an online study on April 22, 2022, that suggests that not getting enough vitamin D may increase the risk of dementia and stroke.

The study evaluated more than 294,000 British residents, the majority of whom were women over 60. Researchers examined links between vitamin D levels and risks of dementia and stroke, using blood testing on all participants and neuroimaging techniques on almost 34,000. A normal amount of vitamin D in the blood is at least 50 nanomoles per litre (nmol/L), while a deficiency is less than 25 nmol/L.
The days of people having sleepless nights due to dental problems like overbites, underbites, and crooked or crowded teeth are long gone. Thanks to technology, people can now obtain braces and retainers that aid in the correction of these dental issues. Simply visit a reputable and skilled dentist or orthodontist, and you will be examined before receiving the custom braces. But there are various types of custom braces, so it's important to be aware of your options before seeing an orthodontist. You'll find it simpler to respond when asked for your opinion or to make a decision as a result. This article will provide key information Which type of braces is best to make things easier for you.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are yet another option to think about, particularly if you are self-conscious about your appearance. Although the brackets and wires are mounted on the inside of the teeth, these braces have the same design as conventional metal braces. This implies that teeth will be internally pulled into place. Even though these braces are hidden from the inside, adjustments typically take longer. You'll also need to go to your orthodontist frequently. Furthermore, it's important to keep in mind that lingual custom braces are more expensive, difficult to maintain, may feel uncomfortable at first, may interfere with speech, and aren't recommended for patients with severe dental alignment issues.
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