Posts Tagged“health”

Family and addiction go hand-in-hand. Studies of twins have found that genetic predisposition accounts for 50-60% of alcohol dependence, with similar numbers for misuse of other substances. Addiction isn’t just passed down through family, it rips families apart. There’s a direct link between substance abuse and divorce or separation. If you’re coping with addiction in your family, here are five tips to keep you going. 1. Rebuild Trust Addiction thrives on dishonest behaviors like theft, lies, and blaming. The first step in helping your loved one is to rebuild trust. Be trustworthy yourself and give your loved one opportunities to…

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a much more widespread condition than you might think. The NHS indicates as many one in five women may be living with PCOS, but accurate estimates are difficult as many are undiagnosed. The causes of the condition aren’t yet fully understood, with researchers exploring different possible genetic and environmental triggers, but the effects are better known. PCOS can cause weight gain, due to an excess of insulin, and this also causes your body to over-produce androgen, which leads to unwanted hair growth (known as hirsutism), skin discolouration, particularly around the back and buttocks, and…

Nowadays, receiving disturbing news about people suffering due to poverty or disasters has become a common phenomenon. It’s, therefore, not a wonder to see people sacrificing their time to work for nonprofit organizations in a bid to help underprivileged individuals. Although they’re not rewarded with monetary benefits, nonprofit workers are driven by a strong sense of moral urgency that makes it difficult for them to set a limit on their work. From seeking funding to organizing gifts and putting together school fundraisers, it’s no surprise to find that self-care isn’t a priority for most nonprofit workers. However, in order to…

Is it time to have THAT talk with Mom and Dad? Help them age with grace by checking out these 6 quick tips for taking care of your parents as they get older. Your parents reared you, cared for you when you were a youngster and it’s getting to that point where you may need to return the favor. Face it; your parents aren’t getting younger. With age comes difficulty caring for one’s self. Is it time for you to begin taking care of your parents? It might be a difficult discussion to have with your aging parents. Consider how…

Have you gotten to that point in your life when you start getting really unhappy with your looks? Have you woken up in the morning to a reflection of yourself that is now covered in wrinkles and other similar facial lines? Well, however unfortunate this may sound, we all – at one point or another – start growing old. These first signs of ageing usually appear on the face and this very fact stresses a whole lot of people all across the globe. Women and men in all over the world have been reporting being mildly to severely depressed just…