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Is it safe to have pets in the house with young kids? Featured Image
From dinnertime, playtime, family holidays and everything in-between we love to treat our pets as members of the family, sharing endless moments with them each and every day. However, could this have a negative effect on the health of your kids?
Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health, and a lack of vitamin D can play a part in a number of serious conditions, so keeping your levels at their optimum is a must all year round.
Around 1 in 5 Australians will have depression at some time in their lives, and almost half will deal with a mental health disorder of some sort. The good news is there are some simple things you can do to improve, protect and maintain your mental wellbeing.
So, how are you? If you answered “busy” to that question, you’re not alone. In fact, busyness has become such a badge of honour in recent times that it’s the premise of a new book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time by US journalist Brigid Schulte. Schulte argues that our perception of how busy we are is contaminating the way we experience time. If you feel like you’re too busy, then you are.
A snore can be as insignificant as a gentle murmur or a light rumble, but it can also reach volumes to match a small engine. Consider where you (or your partner) sit on the scale.
It’s easy to make fun of the poor hapless snorer, but regular and heavy snoring is no laughing matter. It can affect the sleep of the snorer along with everyone else in the house, impacting on mood, energy levels and the ability to think clearly. It can even be the cause of a sore and irritated throat...
Have you ever had one of those moments when you forgot why you went to the kitchen? Or where you parked your car? Memory lapses are common at any age, and usually occur because your brain is trying to prioritise, sort, store and retrieve different types of information. The good news is that there are things you can do to improve or maintain your memory.
A 2002 study supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) found that children who live in homes with more than one pet in their first year of life are about 70% less likely to develop allergies as children who live in homes with one or no pets.
We’ve all got them…those half-used bottles of medicines that hang about the house for using ‘one day’. The packets of tablets that we didn’t finish that have now lost their label. The antacid we bought once and then forgot about. They clutter up the medicine cabinet or overflow from the cupboards and we never seem to get around to doing anything about them.