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7 Steps To Break The Downward Spiral Of Poor Health Caused By Your Financial Worries

7 Steps To Break The Downward Spiral Of Poor Health Caused By Your Financial Worries

When financial advisors first meet a client, you might assume that everyone seeking their advice is in a sound financial position and looking for ways to invest, save, or plan for their retirement planning. Whilst many are, some are seeking help due to the financial mess they are in. Apart from their financial health being in decline, so too might their mental and physical health as a result of the severe stress and anxiety caused by their financial worries.

A financial advisor will most certainly be able to help a person get back on the path to financial stability, and often that plan is what turns a person’s health back toward a positive state thanks to the weight of money worries and financial concerns that had been pushing down on them.

if you too believe your health is at risk or is even suffering right now due to the stain you are under trying to balance your daily, weekly, or monthly finances, then there are some steps you can take to reverse that. Below we have outlined seven of those steps which you can take individually or as a complete pathway to end the downward spiral of poor health and instead to some degree peace of mind relating to your finances.


Why Your Financial Health Has Implications For Your Physical Health

Why Your Financial Health Has Implications For Your Physical Health

Whenever a person might be thinking of how they might improve their physical health their first thought might be to seek advice from their doctor or fitness coach. However, it may surprise you to know that financial planners can positively influence your physical health too. Okay, we admit they are not going to create an exercise programme for you, but their financial expertise and experience could have the same effect.

There is lots of evidence that shows that the more a person’s finances are managed and under control the healthier they tend to be. That most likely applies to any aspect of our lives where the less stress we have relating to our work, our family, or our view of the world altarage, the less damage is done to our health.

Poor Finances = Poor Health

Coming back to finance and it is not an anomaly that countless instances of doctors and other medical professionals dealing with health issues ranging from panic attacks to suicide attempts, the root cause can be traced back to financial difficulties. Sadly, some have taken the ultimate and tragic decision to end their lives and, before doing so, have made it clear to the loved ones they have left behind that money issues were the reason.


10 Ways Your Child's Development Can Be Supported By A Speech Pathologist

10 Ways Your Child’s Development Can Be Supported By A Speech Pathologist

It would be too simplistic to define what speech pathologists do as “helping children with their speech”. Whilst it might suffice as a generic answer, if you want to know some of the specific ways a speech pathologist benefits children then you need to dig a lot deeper.

Thankfully, we have saved you that time and effort, as we have already researched this. Now, we could proceed by using some of the terminology related to speech therapy, and the speech therapy goals that a speech pathologist will have for those children under their care. That would mean using terms such as expressive language skills, receptive language, and articulation skills but for most parents, all of that sounds like jargon and means little to them.

What most parents want to know is how a speech pathologist will enhance the development and childhood of their child. They may also be hoping that some of the work that the speech pathologist does will also benefit them indirectly, and the good news is that it will. So, outlined below are ten ways in which a speech pathologist can support your child’s development if that child is having speech and language difficulties.


How To Help Your Dog Overcome Separation Anxiety

How To Help Your Dog Overcome Separation Anxiety

When a dog owner decides that they are going to enrol their dog in doggie daycare, one of the possible hurdles they have to overcome, or more to the point, their dog has to overcome, is separation anxiety. This occurs when a dog becomes anxious and displays certain behaviours such as whining, barking, and howling, to name but three, whenever they are separated from their owner or others in their owner’s family.

When they are puppies most dogs will have a degree of separation anxiety, which is understandable given that they’re young, still learning, and the fact that instinctively dogs are pack animals and therefore more comfortable when in the company of others, be that dogs, humans, or other animals.

When separation anxiety becomes a problem is when a puppy grows into an adult but still reacts whenever it realises that it is going to be left alone. This can cause huge problems for their owners, especially when they need to leave for work, as their dog starts behaving in ways which can be upsetting, and also embarrassing should the dog howl for hours, no doubt to the annoyance of neighbours.

Thankfully, most dogs with separation anxiety can be helped. We use “helped” instead of cured because separation anxiety is not defined as a medical condition but as a behavioural problem. Rest assured, it is a problem that can be overcome if your dog has separation anxiety, provided you are prepared to show patience, understanding, and compassion for your dog, and also accept that you do bear some responsibility.


How Work Health And Safety Applies To Removalists Businesses

How Work Health And Safety Applies To Removalists Businesses

Removalists business owners, just as the owners of any other business type, have a duty and an obligation to ensure the health and safety of their employees. This obligation is not just a moral one that any decent employer would fulfil, but also a legal obligation as per workplace legislation related to employee welfare.

A key component of this legislation and the regulations that apply to the workplace is found within Work Health and Safety (WHS). WHS, which you may see written as Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S), is the basis for an employer managing the risks which could impact the health and safety of those who work for, and come into contact with, their business.

Unfortunately, many business owners see WHS as a cost and something which negatively impacts their profits. This is when they have to purchase equipment, training, and the costs associated with reducing risks and introducing safe working practices. Their viewpoint on this is short-sighted for more than one reason.

The starkest of this is the reality that if they do not comply with the applicable legislation and ensure their business is WHS compliant, they could be prosecuted. Worse, should an accident occurs, or someone is harmed, due to their lack of risk reduction actions, they could face compensation claims, in addition to any legal penalties.


The Dos And Don’ts Of Dental Implants

For anyone considering dental implants, as with any medical procedure, there are several actions and activities you should adhere to, and some which you must avoid at all times. There will be several reasons for any of these ‘dos and don’ts’ with the most applicable being the patient’s well-being and to ensure that nothing can compromise any healing which has to take place.

With dental implants, one of the most important processes which take place is the fusing of the jawbone with the titanium inserts. This takes place in the months following the surgery and ensures that the foundation for your implants is as secure and solid as can be. As such you want to nothing that can set back this fusing, or worse, compromise it completely. With this in mind here are some of the most important dental implants dos and don’ts.

Do Follow The Advice From Your Dental Implant Specialists

In truth, this applies to any medical scenario, but we include it as we certainly want you to follow any advice your dental implant professionals give you. This applies to the period before the procedure, and most certainly in the recovery period following the surgery as this helps to ensure there are no issues such as infection which can compromise the whole process.


The Advantages For Your Physiotherapy Business Of Hiring A Local SEO Agency

The Advantages For Your Physiotherapy Business Of Hiring A Local SEO Agency

If you own or run a physiotherapy business that has a website, you will be aware that one of the key strategies to drive traffic to that website is for it to rank highly on Google. SEO specialists report that over 55% of all traffic from Google is sent to the websites that occupy the top 3 positions on page #1 for any given search term.

This fact alone should be incentive enough for you to seek to have your website aiming to reach those top spots on Google but knowing what you need, and actually being able to achieve it are two very different things. It might be you are well versed in SEO tactics, however, you are but one person, and having the knowledge of what to do is seldom enough without the time and resources to put that knowledge into practice.

That is why almost all business owners take the wise decision to carry on doing what they do best, which is to run their business, and instead employ a local SEO agency to plan and implement the strategies necessary to get their website ranked highly on Google. That same principle applies to you and your physiotherapy business as it does to any other.

With a local SEO agency taking care of your SEO, you can continue to focus on running your business, so straight away you are in a win-win situation, Your business is being run professionally and continues (we hope) to be successful, and in the meantime you have a skilled and professional team of SEO experts working on your website’s ranking and as they do so, you can expect to see more visitors to your website, which should lead to more clients.


The Handful Diet

The Handful Diet

From 2017 to 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ National Health Survey found that two-thirds of Australian adults were either overweight or obese. The food we’re eating, the unhealthy recipes we’re cooking with, and even the wine, beer, and other alcohol we’re consuming could all play a part.

If you feel like you’ve put on a few extra pounds, then you may be trying to find a way to get rid of them. Diet and exercise can be a recipe for success. For some, the diet revolving around handfuls of food has proven to be an ideal way to shed those extra pounds.

The handful diet, known as the Scandi Sense Diet, was formed by a Danish dietitian and biotech company CEO, Suzy Wengel. Rather than use complicated measuring and calorie counting methods, she used a “handful” approach, which allowed her to lose 88 pounds (39.9 kilograms) in just ten months.


How Long Until You See Results with a Waist Trainer 

How Long Until You See Results with a Waist Trainer 

One of the most common questions people ask when they buy waist trainers is how long will it be until I see results? No matter which reputable company you buy your waist trainer from, there is no single answer. Instead, many things can contribute to how long you can expect to wait.

Instant Slimming with a Waist Trainer

You can see results instantly with a waist trainer, but that’s because of the high-compression latex with which the waist trainer is made. When you put it on, it can slim down your waistline by even as much as four inches.

However, it’s not realistic to wear your waist trainer 24 hours per day, seven days a week. So, what about results that come about from the use of a waist trainer along with exercise and a healthy diet?


The Facts and Fiction of Botox 

The Facts and Fiction of Botox 

Unless you’ve spoken to a health professional – such as www.botoxonline.net – about Botox before, you may not be aware of what’s right and what isn’t. There is a lot of misinformation in the public arena, so it can take plenty of research from reputable sources to get to the bottom of it. Read on to learn some of the more common myths that can clear up some pressing questions you may have had.

Botox Isn’t Safe

Many people may believe that Botox isn’t safe because it’s derived from the botulinum toxin that’s poisonous in food. Yes, the botulinum toxin can indeed make you sick, but the same isn’t true about Botox.

Botox stays in the injection site in which it’s administered, and it doesn’t move around. What’s more, it’s had FDA approval since 1989 for treating eye spasms. Then, by 2002, it was approved for cosmetic use. Since then, tens of thousands of people have benefited from Botox as a form of treatment

Botox is Addictive

It’s easy to believe that Botox is addictive when you hear of people getting more than one treatment. In reality, Botox is only a temporary treatment, which means anyone who sees its benefits will get it every three to four months.

Botox is not something that offers a high nor promotes a physical addiction. Therefore, it’s not something to which you can become addicted.


Moving Home

How To Make Moving Home As Stress-Free For Your Pets As Possible

Moving home can be a stressful event for all the family, especially on the day, although you can mitigate some of that stress by planning everything well in advance and employing a professional removalists company.

Despite taking these steps, there is one (or possibly more than one) member of the family who is often overlooked when it comes to stress reduction during a house move, and that is the family pet. This is especially so when that pet is a dog or cat, who are both creatures of habit.

The upheaval of them moving to completely new surroundings, inside and outside, can be incredibly stressful for pets. While family members might be able to communicate how they are feeling, our pets often cannot, and thus we are unaware that they are in any way upset or even in distress.

So, assuming you love your pet and want to make your house move as stress-free as possible for them, here are some simple tips to help you, and your beloved animal.

The first step should be on any occasion you are visiting your new home prior to the move. When there, try to do a bit of a recce, but with your pet in mind and so look for anything that might be a problem for them such as loose writing or splintered wood panels indoors, and check the garden too for any dangers.

You should prepare a ‘first-night’ bag for your pet, that includes their food, bowls, some toys, and treats so that if the rest of their stuff is packed away in boxes, you at least have the basics for them that evening. Obviously, the specific items will vary depending on the type of pet.

On the day of the move, especially when your removalists arrive and start loading the removal van, it is best that you keep your pet well out of the way. This also applies at the other end when they are unloading.


Sexual Harassment

Dealing With the Mental Health Effects of Sexual Harassment

Among the numerous workplace challenges impacting men and women across the world is sexual harassment. When not dealt with correctly, harassment can significantly impact the victims’ mental health and well-being. On top of this, it can lead to long-term self-confidence and other problems, stunting your career.

Because of this, it’s essential to understand how to deal with the mental health effects of sexual harassment in the workplace. In the rest of this article, we’ve looked at the exact things you need to do if you’ve been a victim of harassment.

  1. Tell People

Despite what you think or what others tell you, sexual harassment in the workplace (or anywhere else) is not okay. If you’ve been a victim, letting people know is essential. Where possible, speak with your manager or an HR officer, especially if the perpetrator is one of your workmates.

In some cases, you may also wish to pursue criminal action. There’s nothing wrong with this, and we’d only recommend employing a good lawyer to ensure your case is a success.



What You Need to Know About Apraxia

An expert in speech pathology can help children with speech impediments, stuttering, and sounds, but their skillset expands far beyond oral communication. A speech therapist is also someone who can help your child to communicate on other levels, with idea expression, thought organization, and attention spans.

Speech and language disorders don’t fit in a box, which means that even children with disabilities and conditions like apraxia, for example, can see great benefit from working with a speech pathologist.

For any parent with a child with apraxia, or waiting for an apraxia diagnosis, there is much unknown information. How do you know what to expect? How do you know what to look out for? How can a speech pathologist help? Read on to find out more about apraxia and your child.

What is Apraxia?

Apraxia is a motor disorder that causes children and adults to have difficulty speaking. Children may know what they want to say, but forming the words and getting them out can prove tricky. The condition is not caused by an underlying disease, but rather damage to the posterior parietal cortex part of the brain.


Laser Eye Surgery

When Should I Consider Laser Eye Surgery?

If you have problems with your vision – such as astigmatism, long-sightedness or short-sightedness – you might have thought about getting LASIK eye surgery. It’s an extremely attractive option with the potential to improve your vision dramatically.

To put it simply, laser surgery generally involves reshaping the surface of the eye to correct vision problems. Although a lot of people end up with 20/20 vision following the procedure, this is by no means guaranteed. And, laser surgery is expensive.

Because of this, we decided to put together this short guide to help you decide when to think about getting laser eye surgery. Consider surgery if:

You Can’t Wear Contact Lenses and Don’t Like Glasses

Although they are quite convenient and generally effective, some people are unable to wear contact lenses due to underlying medical conditions or eye problems. Because of this, they have to wear glasses – and as most of us know, not everyone likes this.

Fortunately, laser eye surgery presents a viable alternative to both contacts and glasses. If successful, you shouldn’t need to use any corrective eye wear.



How Yoga Can Help You to Lose Those Extra Kilos

It can be strange to think that yoga, which is not exactly a high-intensity exercise, can help with your fitness and weight loss. While it’s not the most conventional method for weight loss, that doesn’t mean it can’t have some surprising benefits. But possibly not in the way you might think.

If you love yoga, or you have been thinking about giving it a try, then you may be surprised to find out about the following.

It Can Help You Burn Calories

Everyone knows that a calorie deficit is essential for weight loss, which is why burning calories and eating less is usually a recipe for success when it comes to weight loss. In the traditional sense, yoga doesn’t often make you burn a lot of calories. However, it can help you burn some.

Active yoga classes, such as power yoga, for example, make you move far more than traditional yoga. Restorative yoga, too, has seen some promising results for overweight women who may struggle with different exercises.

It Helps You Sleep Better

The practice of yoga promotes better and deeper sleep, which is promising if you often run on empty throughout the day. So, how does that relate to weight loss?


Addictive Drugs

Falling Down a Rabbit Hole: The Most Addictive Drugs

Millions of people suffer from a drug addiction every year – with thousands making the brave step to check themselves into a drug rehab facility. While drug abuse and addiction might not be something you see every day, the sheer number of addictive drugs on the market will surprise you. Here are some of the more common and addictive.

  1. Heroin

Not only is heroin one of the most addictive drugs, but it’s one of the more harmful ones too. Every year, heroin causes thousands of people to die from overdoses, with thousands more in dire need of a drug rehab facility to take them in.

Heroin is a recreational opiate that creates a euphoria-like state in the user. However, the more heroin you use, the more you need to reach those same heights as your body builds up its tolerance. Then, that’s when the addiction sets in.

  1. Cocaine

Cocaine is the third-most damaging drug in the world, and only around ten percent of Australians haven’t tried it. Cocaine offers the user a lot of energy and feelings of euphoria. However, it also makes your heart beat faster, create feelings of agitation, and raise your blood pressure.

Over 20 percent of people who try cocaine will end up relying on it, which is why a substantial number of people in drug rehab are there to try to get clean from it.


Dental Implant Technology

Major Advancements in Dental Implant Technology

Every year, around eight million people across the globe receive a dental implant. A dental implant is a metal post or pole that a dentist, such as Dentist Joondalup, installs into the jawbone below the gum line to support a false tooth. Once the root is in place and the tooth secure, it takes on the form of a natural tooth with full function. You can brush, eat, and chew with it as if it were your own.

Dental implants are growing in popularity today, with more people opting for a tooth replacement rather than leaving a gap where a tooth once sat. Not taking care of tooth loss can result in speech changes, jaw changes, and even a loss of self-esteem.

In the United Kingdom in 2018, dentists performed more than 260,000 dental implant procedures – double the figure from 2013. If that’s anything to go by, it’s a procedure that will get more popular as the years go by.

With that in mind, there’s always room for improvement and advancement in the dental world – especially with procedures such as dental implants. That’s why Image Navigation announced the world’s first advanced image-guided implant system at the 2019 International Dentist Show in Messe Cologne, Germany.


Dentistry for Good

How 3D Planning Could Change the World of Dentistry for Good

There’s no denying that dental care has come a long way in recent years. After all, it wasn’t all that long ago that a blacksmith would perform dental procedures in any old darkened alley. However, it has come further than you may think, especially when regarding dental implants.

Dental implants have long been a preferred way in which to replace a missing tooth without resorting to dentures. Any accident, injury, or illness can require tooth removal, but it’s always helpful to know that dental implants are a way to solve the problem.

Dental implants are frames or posts constructed of metal that a dentist positions in your jawbone underneath your gum. Once in place, your dentist can then fit replacement teeth onto those posts. Unlike dentures, dental implants are firmly in place and take on the role of a natural tooth with full function.

However, dental implants require enough bone for a solid tooth foundation, and those who have suffered from an accident or injury resulting in tooth loss may not have enough.

Dentists solve that problem with a surgical procedure known as bone grafting. Titanium mesh supports the shape of the graft as new bone grows. However, that material can irritate soft tissue and can be particularly tricky to mold in place and get right.