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How To Handle An Injury At Work

Getting injured at work can be a tricky. Your course of action depends on how your injury happened. If you company or another person is responsible, you want to make sure that the appropriate steps are taken to ensure you get what you need and that no one else is in danger of the same thing happening to them. Even if what happened was an accident, you’re still entitled to compensation in some form. This guide will help you to handle an injury at work so you can get the compensation you deserve. Here are a few things you need to know about workplace injuries and how to protect your rights.

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Why Am I Feeling Down? 3 Common Culprits You May Not Have Thought Of

We all have periods in our life when we feel down and have less energy. If there is no obvious or specific cause, it can be frustrating and confusing. Outwardly things can be going well or at the very least have remained unchanged. Yet, inwardly, we can feel down and out of sorts. If it has become chronic or is interfering with your life you should, of course, seek professional advice and eliminate any serious causes. However, more often than not, it is something that we ourselves can address with simple but effective steps. Read on to discover some of the most common causes of the blues and how to address them.

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Relieve Office Backache, Eye Strain, and Headaches

If you work in an office (out or in home), your job or business could be affecting your health. Studies have shown that people who work on computers for more than four hours a day are prone to a range of pesky health problems. From backache to eye strain and headaches, computer work and sitting for long periods of time can take its toll if not counteracted with the appropriate movement and rest. I have experienced them all!The good news is you can do something about it today!

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Things To Think About Before Starting A New Exercise Regime

If you are starting a new exercise regime, you might be tempted to jump straight in. But there are some things to consider first.

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5 Ways To Ease Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain can ruin your life... at least, make you feel that way. Trust me, I know. It can make even the smallest tasks impossible to accomplish. Muscles spasm. Vertebrae lock up. Relief or even a slight improvement can be elusive. You go to bed with pain and wake up with pain. It can even become difficult to concentrate and progressively harder to move normally. Left untreated, chronic back pain usually gets worse. So, don't do that...

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Do You Suspect Someone You Love Might Be On Drugs?

When someone you love has a problem with alcohol or drugs, it is painful to watch them go down the slippery slope of substance abuse. You want to help. You want your loved one back. But it’s difficult to help someone who may not be thinking clearly or is having trouble seeing their problem. Unfortunately, they may only get help when they are either forced to or when something bad happens like illness, accident, or legal issues. But, you still try. The fact is, those who are dealing with addiction will either wake up and get help, stop on their own, or they will eventually suffer horrible consequences for their lifestyle.

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Is Eye Surgery Right For You?

I’m willing to bet that most people who wear glasses have, at least, considered eye surgery at some point. Maybe not seriously or to the point of researching it, but haven’t we all, at some point, wished to to have 20/20 vision? Even with the stylish choices we have in eye wear these days, it would be nice to wear them because you want to, not because you have to.

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Essential Tips For Improving Your Mood

In today’s modern world, it's easy to drown in busyness, stress, and "to do list" overload. It is imperative to step back, occasionally, from it all to get your priorities in check again. Take some time out to ensure your mental and physical well-being is not taking a turn for the worst. Finding yourself in a chronic state of anger, sadness, or despair is nothing to play with. And if things don't seem to improve over a long period of time, get professional help from your primary care physician or therapist.

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6 Life-changing Tips For Maintaining Great General Health

The desire for health is the one dream that affects us all. Unfortunately, obtaining and keeping it seems out of reach or even impossible to many. It all starts with a good foundation of general health. There are some things that anyone can, and should, do to lasso that dream once and for all. These things do not have to be complicated or expensive. I always say, "Focus on what you can do and not what you can't." I live by this motto daily and remember that I don't have to be perfect to have good health, I just have to put energy there.

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10 Easy Steps To Losing Weight Without Lifting A Finger

Regular readers of my blog know that, when I put my head to something, I try as hard as I possibly can to execute. I have been doing it with my health for quite a while, and I am happy with the results I am getting. Still, there are times when I cannot get out of bed, let alone do a full workout. This is the life of someone carting around a stowaway like MS. Some days are like that, and they are the ones that affect your health and weight the most. So, I do something every day, even if it's just wall push-ups or marching in place. I've also discovered that there are some kick ass things you can do for your health and weight management that don't require a lot of physical effort. In fact, some days I don’t need to lift a finger!

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The Best Ways To Take Care Of Yourself As You Get Older

No one enjoys talking about aging - it is the proverbial elephant in the room for many of us. And, unfortunately, there is no magic pill or creme that will stop it. It is something we all have to go through, but we don't have to fall prey to negative thinking and an unhealthy lifestyle. There are so many ways to push away the ill-effects of aging, but you have to start as soon as possible. Though the choice to live a healthier life is a serving one at any age, I believe that the sooner you start these life-giving activities, the more benefit you will reap from them when you get to your golden years.

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My Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Your Workouts

How can I get the most out of my workouts? This is a question every fitness freak and most novices have asked themselves and typed into Google numerous times. But, really, how can we kick ass in our workouts... and do it without hurting ourselves? Well, I have put together a short guide that will help anyone safely get more out of their workouts.

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My 5 Rules For Getting Your Fitness Back On Track

If you follow my blog, you know that I don’t put up with any excuses! That’s right, there is no excuse for skipping out on your training sessions. There’s no excuse for unhealthy diets and not taking care of yourself. These things are so important, and I’m taking it upon myself to inspire and motivate you. Look, I know that it’s easy to fall off the ‘healthy’ bandwagon. Life gets in the way, and our schedules are hectic. But, what’s more important than your health and wellbeing? Nothing, that’s what! So, if you’ve recently fallen out of your exercise routines, no more judgements, and no more excuses. It’s time to get back into the routine, and stick to it. Here’s what we’re going to do.

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The Stowaway

Ah, yes, the stowaway...to whom or what are you referring, Kellie? Well, I thought it was about time to talk about the big pink elephant in the room...the MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Many people have asked me what it is like, while others politely avoid the conversation altogether in fear of offending or making me feel bad...yes, I know they do that. So, I want to enlighten you all about what it's like for me to carry a stowaway around all day long.

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Are You Lost In Woo Woo Land?

This is going to be a really touchy subject here. I don't want to make enemies, but I do want to make a strong point. I know what it means to get lost in "Woo Woo" land. I've been there, and I've been stuck there. The problem is that, while you are there, you don't see how far away from living in the physical world you've come. Let me clarify what I'm talking about.

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