I first got my period when I was about 11yrs old.It was a horrid experience. I was at school, started feeling sick and had horrible cramps, went to the bathroom, screamed like crazy because I had absolutely no clue what was going on and why I was bleeding from “there”. The teacher who’s classroom was just next too the girls bathroom came running in to find out what was going on. I was standing there crying, saying I was dying. She calmly walked over to me, hugged me, grabbed some wet paper towels and told me to clean myself up and we headed to the nurses office.I didn’t learn about girl stuff until that day. My mom never discussed getting my period until that day because she didn’t think it was time, until she got the call. My grandmother came and picked me up from school, took me to get pads, midol, chocolate and ice cream. She said “These are the 4 things you will need every month for 1 week.”
Did you know that 1 in every 100 babies is born with a heart defect? Did you know that 50% of them are at risk of death if their defect is not surgically corrected? How about that Congenital Heart Disease is the NUMBER ONE MOST COMMON BIRTH DEFECT? It is also the number one cause of infant mortality. You’d think that would be more widely known and publicized, but it isn’t. Most people think of other defects when they are asked about the most common. Because Congenital Heart Disease (or Defects as it was previously known) has so many different ways to manifest itself, many people don’t put it all together.
Investing in your health is something that everyone needs to do, most people don’t and they end up paying for in the long run. Health is a rabbit hole, something that can always be improved, something that must always be taken care of. Thankfully, investing in your own health isn’t nearly as difficult as some think. While it’s often something you feel directly, though not always immediate, it definitely benefits you over the long term, so don’t give up too early. Health has many different aspects. While mental health and functioning is essential to consider, for the purposes of this article we are to focus on physical health. Thankfully, physical health is one of the most effective precursors to mental wellness, so this can be a useful set of advice in itself.
My husband, youngest son and I all have some level of asthma. Mine isn’t quite as bad as my youngest son’s and my husband, but there are times that I’m having troubles breathing. Having good air quality in our home is a must, as it should be in every home. If you’re looking to make the air quality within your home healthier, there are many ways that you can go about this. Not only will doing so make sure that you feel better, breathe better, and have better health in the long-run, but it will also help your family and your visitors to feel better, too. We’ve put down some simple tips here, for those who want fresh air throughout their spaces, but don’t know how to go about it.
There’s no doubt that some cities seem as if they were made just for runners. Whether it’s the weather, the scenery, the trails or iconic races, if you’re an avid runner who’s thinking about moving or just wants to enjoy a great place to visit while you’re also logging miles, you might want to consider these destinations. Knowing where you’re going to be running, is important, know the best cities for running is even more important, especially if you’re on vacation and don’t want to disrupt your schedule.
As the seasons change, our weekends shift from baseball games and BBQs to apple picking, pumpkin carving, and football games. We don our favorite sweaters and flannels to sip on warm cider while we combat the brisk weather. But no matter how hard we try; cold and flu germs catch up with us, threatening to spoil our fun. In an effort to stay in the game (and out of bed), let’s pull out all the stops to keep ourselves and our families feeling our best, on our feet, and doing what we love over the winter months. If you’re anything like me, you get your semi-annual sinus infection, flu/cold, mixed in while something else nasty. I’ve been doing pretty good at heading off those lately.