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I Learned the Hard Way That You Cannot Ignore Your Teeth

I will be the first one to admit that I have been far more lazy about going to the dentist than the average person. I put it off over and over again. My parents were really good about taking me to a dentist in Greenwood Village when I lived at home with them. I never thought twice about going to see him ever six months. I had some really great looking teeth thanks to my parents and him. But when I began living on my own, I was more interested in spending my extra money on going out with my friends and new clothes. I soon stopped seeing someone regularly for my teeth. This was definitely not a good thing to do.

When I became a married adult, I had the luck of being on my husband’s dental insurance. Yet, I never took advantage of the fact that I had dental insurance. I went to the doctor often, though. So, when he divorced me, I found myself without any insurance at all. And because I was on my own, I had no interest in spending my money on dental care. This was another mistake. After I was on my own, I soon found that one of my teeth broke, and I stayed that way for many years. This is never a good idea for anyone to do. I soon found myself needing to spend more money because I let the issue go on thanks to ignoring it.

As soon as I was back on my feet again and had saved a little money, I looked for a dentist that I can see over the long term. I finally understood how important dental care is and that you cannot afford to be lazy about it. I’ve had a cap put on my broken tooth, and I make sure that I make regular visits every six months on a continual basis now. …

I Had a Wake Up Call Last Week

Late one night last week, I needed to find an Aurora dentist right away. I had not been to see any dentist for years, and suddenly, I had a lot o of pain in one of my teeth and jaw. I was very aware that my luck would run out one day, but I kept putting off seeing someone for proper dental care. The pain that I had all that night was excruciating, and I had a hard time sleeping that night before getting to see someone for help the next day. I really learned a lot from that situation because it reminded me that I really need to do something about not procrastinating.

I can remember my parents getting angry over how much I procrastinated as a child. I really didn’t get how other people are able to stay on top of things. I would put off my homework, studying for tests, class projects, cleaning my room, helping my parents and just about everything else. I was often late to school because I was rushing around in the morning due to being so disorganized. My mom always tried to get me to lay out my clothes the night before, get to bed on time and leave the house at a normal time in the morning, but I always resisted. It drove her nuts on far too many occasions.

As an adult, I continued on with putting things off until the last minute. I was in denial about it and always tried to say that I get more things done when I’m in a rush and my adrenaline is pumping. But that is such a stressful way to live. I have lost out on a lot of things in life because of it. Putting off seeing a dentist for regular care and having a night of pain woke me up to how much trouble I’ve caused myself by ignoring things.…

I Just Started a New Job

I am not really sure how long it is going to last, because the place where I am working needs me to replace the girl who is having a baby. She was eight months pregnant when I met her and she got me up to speed. The place that I am working is a dermatology clinic that does coolsculpting in Austin Texas, which obviously is not ideal for me so far as the commute goes. I would much rather work out in the Northern suburbs, but I am not going to complain too much since I really do need a job. In fact I asked them if I could get this treatment for free since I worked there. It is a really cool thing when you look at it and think about what it does for you.…

7 Quick Tips For Managing Diet And Health

It’s no secret that there’s a direct connection between diet and health. Not only does your body run on the fuel you give it, to a large degree your body is the fuel you give it. But these facts don’t make it any easier to eat well and maintain a healthy weight, as evidenced by the $64 billion weight loss industry in the US.

So here are 7 simple tips for managing your diet and overall health:

#1 Set Reasonable Goals

You can’t climb Mt. Everest on your first day of hiking. So set an achievable goal and be sure to give yourself a big high-five when you achieve it. Then fix your sites on the next reasonable goal.

Fit-Bit: Be realistic in your objectives.

#2 Record And Review Your Progress

Keep a record of what you eat (there’s more than one app for that) as well as your fitness program (more apps). When you know you’re logging what you eat, you’re more likely to lose weight, while seeing those fitness graphs and sharing them on your favorite Social Networks is great reinforcement.

Fit-Bit: Track it.

#3 Make Your Pantry Healthy

If you are what you eat then, in fact, you are what’s in your pantry. So don’t stock junk food at home. If your family members or roommates want that kind of stuff, ask them to keep it out of site. When you’re hungry and there’s only healthy food around, that’s what you’ll eat. And on the flip side, take healthy snacks with you so that the “healthy pantry” goes wherever you go.

Fit-Bit: Keep the junk away and the healthy stuff at hand.

#4 Kick It Off With High Protein Daily

Eating a high-protein breakfast which is nutritionally balanced will make you less likely to overindulge the rest of the day because you’ll feel less hungry.

Fit-Bit: Jump start your day with high protein.

#5 Start Your Diet And Workout Routine Simultaneously

That little voice in your head will tell you that you don’t want to take on too much at once. However, there is evidence that embarking on your healthy diet and new exercise regime together actually works in your favour in the long-term, with each bolstering the other.

Fit-Bit: Eat right AND exercise together from Day one.

#6 Supplement Your Hard Work? Garcinia Cambogia

A lot has been said about Garcinia Cambogia extract as a weight-loss enhancer. Some studies seem to indicate that it can help shed pounds.while others are not so sure. While Garcinia Cambogia on its own is not a miracle weight-loss solution, it may help enhance your diet and exercise efforts. Try one with a money-back guarantee, it’s worth a shot.

Fit-Bit: Augment weight loss with Garcinia Cambogia.

#7 Make It Sustainable

Your friend tells you how her new diet and swimming regimen has worked wonders, she’s lost 15 pounds in the last few months! Sounds great, but if you hate swimming that is not your ticket to health. Find a workout you …

Tips To Ensure Your Safety and Health When Moving

Moving is a painful and stressful task to carry out. There are many people who prefer to plan a self move, but they little realize the danger and difficulties associated with it. You could hurt yourself or get injured during the move, if you are not well acquainted with the process. A list of tips given below can help you to carry out a safe and healthy move.

Do the right packing

Try to make the boxes lighter. You must remember that the boxes have to be carried by you. So, do not make them too heavy to carry. You need an extra person for help, if the boxes are heavy.

Prepare your back

Your back will get injured, if you do not move your stuffs properly. Stretch your body before carrying heavy boxes to avoid back injury. This will help to make your body suitable for the relocation.

Use the right clothing

You should wear closed shoes and loose clothes. Never wear sandals during a move. Always wear closed shoes for proper grip and support of your feet. Wearing loose clothes will help you in free movement during the move.

Lift with care

Bend your knees and push your waist back while lifting a heavy stuff. This will help you to protect your waist from injury, as the weight will be on your legs.

Rent the right equipment

Dollies can be used to move furniture and heavy objects. Straps should be used to protect the stuff on the dolly from falling down. Wear gloves for a proper grip. You can also use furniture sliders during a move.

Look for dangers

Be extra cautious, if you are organizing a move on a rainy day. Mud and water will make your floor slippery. So, make the floor dry before starting your move to avoid any kind of danger.

Prepare an emergency kit on stand by

It is very important to have a first aid kit, in case anyone gets hurt during the relocation. Ointments, band aids and painkillers should be included in that emergency kit. Also make a list of emergency telephone numbers and inform everybody about the location of the emergency kit.

Keep pets and kids away

Keep your kids and pets with some friends or family for the moving day. A babysitter can also be hired to take care of your children. It is a better option to keep them away from the move to avoid any danger.

Hire movers

Movers should be hired for lifting heavy and large stuffs. Lifting heavy items can be injurious and risky for your health. Look for the professionals to move the bulky items to your new house.

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All About Day Off Dieting

Staying in shape, and losing weight is hard. We all know that its 80% diet and 20% exercise, but there are those days (or weeks) when you just want to be lazy and stay laying down on the couch, not counting calories or steps. Well luckily for you, here are some tips and tricks that you can do at home so that you can stay on that couch wrapped under that warm blanket watching Netflix and not feeling guilty about it.

Food:

Tip #1: Squeezing out three tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and mixing it in a cup of water is the first thing you should do when you wake up. Research shows that these small spoonfuls can reduce blood sugar level fluctuation by 15%.

Tip #2: Eat spicily! Simply adding jalapeƱos or a spicy sauce, or seasoning to your food can increase your metabolism by 20%, as well as help regulate digestion, which will result in a flatter stomach and less bloating.

Tip #3: There are some things that you can have right before bed. A cup of green tea before bed will help control your metabolism rate while you are asleep and can increase that rate by 10%, just from one cup of yummy green tea. The same goes for a teaspoon of peanut butter. Yes, you heard me; peanut butter. Your body must work harder while you sleep to digest that peanut butter, thus resulting in a faster metabolism rate and more calories burned at night.

Tip #4: You know when you had lunch, and you think you can last till dinner without a snack? Get that thought out of your head right now! There is a magical hour that happens every day between 3 and 4 pm; it’s called the Powerful Protein hour. 3 pm till 4 pm is usually the time between lunch and dinner, adding a protein-powered snack during this time will help increase metabolism speed, while the protein will keep you fuller longer, which will help you from over eating during dinner time.

Dining Etiquette:

Tip #1: Eat from dessert plates. Get rid of those big plates; big plates lead to big waist lines, and we don’t want that. Smaller plates = smaller waist lines. Now this regards psychology. You see when we eat from big plates we put more food on, and our brain tells us that we should finish more of the food. But eating from smaller plates will trick your brain into thinking that you finished a whole “plate full” of food, which will save you from over eating, and usually will save you from going up and getting seconds.

Tip #2: Contrasting colors, doesn’t only have to go for furniture or painting. But it goes to your kitchen as well. Eat your food from contrasting color plates. So, let’s say you are eating a green salad, try eating it from a red plate next time. If your food, and your plate, are too similar in color your brain will …