Finding A Healthier You

Becoming a mom is one of the most physically gruelling things you can do to your body, though sadly without the end result of washboard abs or a pert booty. When you have a young family, it’s so easy to let fitness fall on your list of priorities but this only leads to low self-esteem and even lower energy levels.. You can make the decision to prioritise your fitness regime, and one that works for you by making smart choices, and working out for a small period of time, every day. Here are some ways you can do so quickly, and effectively, even with a busy lifestyle.

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Power walk to victory

Walking is the best thing you can do for your body to slowly build strength and fitness without putting unnecessary stress on it. If you can’t neglect your everyday chores to make time for a stroll, then build walking into your day’s routine. Park a few blocks away from the supermarket and make up the distance on foot. Walk the kids to school if it’s in the local neighbourhood, vow to take the dog on a brisk walk every morning, and make play dates with other moms for a stroll rather than a sedentary hour in the park. At the weekend, a hike is the perfect way for your family to get healthy together. Make sure everyone is well-equipped with good quality walking socks and boots, and work together to navigate to make it engaging.

Add a Multivitamin Complex

Our body does not always get all that it needs from our diets and lifestyle, so we sometimes need to give it a helping hand. Adding a multi vitamin from Epsilon Life could be the answer if we feel we need to give our immune and digestive system a boost. Epsilon’s Multivitamin and Mineral complex is Vegan certified, and  has, among other ingredients Iron, B-complex, Ginkgo Biloba and Ginseng. It will give you all the vitamins you need in one tablet, and not only will you feel better, but you will look better too, with healthier looking hair and skin.

Resolve to eat well

Your fitness is about 30% exercise and 70% diet, so the importance of what foods you choose to put in your body cannot be overstated. If you have a busy lifestyle, aim to eat small meals, often, to sustain energy and concentration. Ditch sugary, processed food, and anything you have been using as a crutch to get you through the day, whether it’s that third cup of coffee, cans of diet soda or chocolate bars. Exercise and a positive attitude will eventually replace these. Snack on fruit, veg, boiled eggs, nuts and cottage cheese, and whatever you do, don’t skip breakfast.

Make some time for you

You can power walk and chow down on granola bars all day long, but if you’re mentally frazzled, it probably won’t help much. Allocate a set time every day (or every few days) which is just for you. This might be an hour in which you go for a massage. You may want to indulge in an evening yoga class, or spend the morning painting. It could be a creative writing class, or a book group. Whatever it is that helps you reconnect with yourself, make time for it. Your sense of personal well-being depends on it.

 

 

Health Benefits Of Vaping CBD Oil

CBD oil is a concentrated form of liquid Cannabidiol. The oil is used in a Vape Pen or E-Cigarette and inhaled to provide medical benefits to the user. The vape oil can be purchased in cartridge form and used in the Vape Pen as a way to treat several medical issues. Many people will use the CBD oil in a vape pen in order to use cannabis without the high effect. The goal is to use the components of CBD oil to treat a medical condition providing the body with pain relief, less anxiety, etc.

Benefits of CBD Vape Oil

There are many benefits to CBD oil when it is used in a vape pen. The side effects of diseases and illness can be too hard to handle and sometimes pills and other treatment methods show no results. Patients have found that by using vape oil, they see less pain, are able to sleep, experience less seizures and other effects of their condition. CBD oil has been known to treat several conditions including cancer, stress, anxiety, seizures, sleep apnea and more. Finding a good CBD e liquid UK brand is no longer difficult, and products come in a range of flavours.

 

No High Effect

One benefit to using CBD oil for medical treatment is that there is no high effect. In the past, patients had to smoke marijuana to be able to use the beneficial treatments of the cannabis plant. Now, with advancements, the oil can be used which lowers the THC element, which leads to the elimination of the high.

Anti-oxidant properties

CBD oil has anti-oxidant properties that helps to provide the body with neuroprotective and anti-ischemic effects. Studies of cannabis strains have found that large amounts of CBD do not reflect memory issues while lesser amounts of CBD can lead to memory issues.

It’s Anti-psychotic

Many patients that use CBD oil via a vape pen suffer from psychotic conditions. Schizophrenia patients can benefit from using CBD oil as it is an anti-psychotic. Any delusion or delirium effects normally found with THC are cut back with the CBD component. The pathways of the brain receptors are stabilized which leads to better comping skills for patients rather than the traditional anti-psychotic drugs. Side effects are lower as well.

 

Treating Epilepsy

Epilepsy can also be treated with CBD oil. Patients who suffer from epilepsy can see a reduction in seizures of the body. Patients who continually have seizures on a regular basis have been able to see a reduction in the amount of seizures they have due to CBD oil.

It’s Anti-spasmodic

If you suffer from muscle spasms frequently, CBD oil can help. The component of cannabis has proven to be an anti-spasmodic and can assist with the issue of muscle spasms of the body.

CBD oil can be of benefit to any individual who has a medical need. Vaping has proven to be a quick way to use the oil and see the cannabis product affect the body in the positive. Consult with a physician or conduct research on your physical condition to see if you might benefit from trying CBD oil via a vape pen.

Vaping: Is It A Parental Concern?

Just a couple of years ago, a lot of parents including myself, didn’t know the first thing about the word “vaping”. The first Google search of mine, for the word, was enough to introduce me to the phenomena and its popularity amongst teens and various adult age groups. For people out there who still aren’t familiar with the trend maybe because of their lack of interest in smoking, vaping is claimed to be an alternative to smoking that is a lot safer, 95% safer than smoking to be more precise. Vapers (people who vape) use an electronic cigarette to inhale and exhale vapours similar to smoke, unlike the regular cigarette scenario.  E-cigs heat up the e-liquid to produce vapours that may or may not contain nicotine.

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Why is it so Popular?
A variety of e-cig types like e-pens, e-hookahs, and various types of mods introduced by the e-cig industry seem appealing to teenagers as something cool, high-tech/gadget-y and fun. E-cig marketing campaigns highlight vaping as a 95% safer alternative to smoking because vapers don’t have to deal with tar-filled tobacco and other dangerous ingredients present in regular cigarettes as well as also get to choose the amount of nicotine present in their e-liquids apparently ranging from 0mg (no-nicotine) to 24mg. Even the celebrities could be seen endorsing the act with their e-cig devices at the Golden Globe Awards.
Besides the act of making huge vapor clouds, the main feature that makes e-cigs popular among teenagers and various other age groups is the availability of e-liquids/e-juices in various playful flavors like custards, candies, fruits, cakes and the list goes on. There are more than 7,700 e-liquid flavors offered by various brands that are equally sold online as well.

What You as a Parent Can Do?
The main thing you can do as a parent is be informed, so that you can pass the correct information onto your child. Superior Vapour has produced the detailed infographic below, which gives you lots of facts and figures about current vaping information and trends, and this could be a useful starting point.

If you ever happen to find out that your teenage kid is vaping then it is important that you must handle the situation without losing your cool. If your kid is underage then tell him/her to wait until they’re of an age to legally purchase and use the product. This way, you will be able to avert them from vaping as long as you can and until they are old enough to make a wise decision. Kids these days still look up to their parents and listen to them, so if you handled the situation right, hopefully, you wouldn’t have to ask them a second time.

UK Vaping Stats InfographicCopyright Superior Vapour