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Staying Fit & Confident

Posted by 7Villages 12 May 2015 No Comments »
Staying Fit & Confident

 

There are so many people who continuously suffer anxiety disorders and low self-esteem. It can keep them from doing the things that they used to love to do, or keep them from getting up out of bed in the morning. Many of these individuals feel hopeless and feel as if they will never overcome this obstacle. But there is help available to people who truly need it. You need to watch out for signs of low self-esteem and lend a helping hand when you are able to. Here are some of the most common signs that someone you love may have low self-esteem and what you can do to help.

Watch the Actions of Others

People are constantly seeking the acceptance of others, it is typically a standard part of human nature. If someone is constantly asking what they look like or how you think of them, they are seeking that type of acceptance in others in order to boost their own self-esteem. These individuals are simply trying to receive a compliment, a gleam of hope, to make them feel better about themselves even if it is just for a minute.

Comparing to Others

If you are consistently comparing yourself to other individuals without any particular reason, you may suffer from some issues of low self-esteem. If you happen to notice someone you care about constantly comparing themselves to others in regards to appearance, job performance, success, or any other quality, they are definitely not very confident in themselves or their skills. A confident person has no real need to compare themselves to others because they already believe in themselves and their abilities.

How can you help?

Many times you are able to talk them out of it but a lot of times it is beyond your control. You can try giving them motivational speeches to help boost their confidence but a lot of time the damage has already been done. Counseling or therapy would be the best option for this type of person which would be able to help them get back on the right track to happiness. Help to guide them in the right direction to a better self-esteem.

Exercising

Exercising is a great way to overcome self-confidence issues. Doing push-ups will help you build upper arm strength but can also help you feel more confident about yourself. You are pushing yourself up and down while keeping your toes places firmly to the ground. The plank works the abs but also works the upper and lower back by strengthening the muscles. Push-ups are also good for your abs and your back, just not as intense. One of the benefits to doing push-ups is it helps to strengthen your shoulder region.

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Can A Watch Watch Your Weight?

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Can A Watch Watch Your Weight?

 

If you are an athletic individual, you know how important it is to run regularly. It will not only keep you in good shape but also keep your heart and cardiovascular system healthy and strong. There are many different tools that you can use to help you have a better work out and get the most out of your daily run. Having the right tools, and even the right clothing, can make a big difference on the impact the run has on your body and even your mind. Keep reading to find out about some much needed essentials to get you ready for an awesome run.

Calorie Counters

There are many different calorie counters on the market for those of you who want to keep track of those pesky calories. You can even purchase calorie counter watches that keep up with the calories you burn as you are running. The best calorie counter watch on the market today is the Motorola MotoACTV. This calorie counter also has the ability to measure the pace in which you run as well as distance and how many calories you burn. This product is not only good for running but you can also use it for other activities such as aerobics and even yoga. It comes with a training portal which you can access online that will even create the best workout plan for you based on the recorded data.

The FitBit Flex is another good option if you are seeking a watch that counts calories. This product is for individuals who are looking to lose weight in a more traditional sense. It has the ability to create an estimate of calories you can burn by using information such as weight and gender. It does not have all of the added features that the Motorola has, but will help you track calories at a basic level.

Athletic Clothing

What you wear when you go to the gym to weightlift can make a big difference in regards to your work out. Here are some of the best shoes for weightlifting.

  • VS Athletics makes an excellent weightlifting shoe. It is quite affordable and has two straps made with leather that are able to handle heavy pressure and loads. They aren’t the prettiest things to look at but they are a weightlifting shoe after all.
  • Nike Romaleo 2.0 is another good choice for weightlifting. They are not heavy or very light but they are very durable and strong and will last quite a long time.

 

It is important to have all of the best tools and athletic wear when you exercise. You may not think it makes a big difference, but it can make a difference in health as well as your comfort.

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The Worst Case Scenario With Glucosamine

Posted by 7Villages 07 May 2015 No Comments »
The Worst Case Scenario With Glucosamine

No matter what type or size dog you have there are always going to be issues you have to deal with regarding his or her health. You are going to have to make sure that they have the proper nutrition, supplements, and sometimes, medication, to make sure that they stay healthy and strong for as long as they can. Dogs are much like people in the sense that they can become ill, constipated, become nauseous, or even get arthritis or cancer. That is it why it is so crucial that you take care of your pet and know what to give them when they are sick.

There are going to be times when your dog becomes constipated. It could be due to something they ate or a side effect to a medicine they are taking. Liquid Paraffin is the most common drug given to a dog who is suffering from severe constipation. You will have to take the dog to the vet to get this medication as it has to be put into their mouth with a syringe. This medication can help with your dog’s constipation by loosening the stool and making it easier for your dog to have a bowel movement. Sometimes simply giving your dog a little extra fiber will make it easier for him to go and will be less of a problem if he is given acepromazine.

Glucosamine

Glucosamine for dogs is another drug that is used for arthritis in your dog. What makes this different from Previcox, is this drug is typically used to prevent arthritis and other bone conditions. It is used as a dietary supplement to help promote good joint health so that your dog does not suffer from arthritis later in life. It greatly improves the fluid in the joints as well as protects the lining of the cartilage in your pet keeping his bones healthy and strong. This is primarily use as a method to prevent arthritis.

Depending on how active your dog is, their bones go through a lot of wear and tear and need to consistently be revitalized. Glucosamine when used as a daily supplement, has the ability to strengthen your dog’s bones and prevent any additional damage being done. This is a great way to prevent arthritis and other bone diseases while also allowing your dog to remain active for a much longer period of time.

Regardless of what type of dog you have or what type of experience you have caring for them it is important to make sure they remain healthy. Make sure you take them to the vet if you notice any serious issues with their health or if they are having side effects to any medication.

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Is Your Dog On Drugs?

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Is Your Dog On Drugs?

Anybody who has a dog or any pet for that matter knows how important it is to keep them healthy and strong. You never want to put your pet at risk by giving them any type of medications that might do them more harm than good. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from arthritis pain, diseases, and all other types of pain. But before you give your dog any medicine you want to make sure that there are no risks involved. You should always check with your veterinarian before giving your dog any new medications.

Acepromazine for dogs is the most common drug given to your pet as a tranquilizer to keep them calm during times of stress and anxiety. It acts a depressant for the central nervous system and can be given to pets to calm them down during long trips in the car or loud sounds such as thunderstorms and fireworks. Whatever your dog may be afraid of acepromazine has the ability to calm them and keep them completely relaxed. When you give this to your pet it can stay in his/her system for up to eight hours. It acts as dopamine in your dog’s brain which blocks receptors in your dog’s brain that cause your dog to become anxious and hyper.

Just like with any drug, there are some pertinent side effects to giving acepromazine to your dog. It can cause seizures, low blood pressure, heart failure, vomiting, constipation and many others. One of the most common side effects to this medication is constipation.

Previcox for dogs is standardly used when they grow older and develop osteoarthritis. If your dog has some type of orthopedic surgery, this is drug is also given to your dog as an anti-inflammatory.  While it is primarily used for arthritis it can also be used for bone and muscle injuries in your dog. As with any type of drug, there are some side effects that are most common when you give your dog Previcox.

  • Dark stools
  • Stomach pains
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • High kidney blood values
  • High liver enzyme levels
  • Lethargy

This drug can also be used as a method of chemotherapy for dogs who have developed tumors and/or cancer. Regardless of the reason your dog takes this medicine, it is important to know that they must be closely monitored and have regular blood tests through your veterinarian.

Taking care of your dog is so crucial in all stages of his or her life. Your veterinarian will know of the right medical treatment for your pet no matter what his medical history is. Being able to prevent conditions such as arthritis is really a great way to have a much happier, healthier pet.

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The Unhappy Side Of Happy Days

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The Unhappy Side Of Happy Days

Just like humans dogs can get diseases and conditions that are unbearable for them to stand. In many cases these diseases and conditions can be treated with medication. Conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, and pink eye are all conditions that both humans and dogs can obtain. Arthritis can be a painful condition in both dogs and humans. The good thing is there is a medicine that can help your dog through the pain. Pink eye is another condition that can be treated with medication as well. Here are some of those medications to help treat your pet’s illnesses.

Rimadyl is a drug that dogs can take to help them with arthritis pain. Rimadyl is an anti-inflammatory drug that has been approved by the FDA to relieve pain and inflammation in dogs with arthritis. Pain medications such as aspirin are useful for humans can be toxic to your pet. Thankfully Rimadyl is there to help your dog through their pain and suffering that is caused by arthritis. It is highly recommended by many veterinarian all across the world and has been proven safe for your dog to take once or twice a day.  Rimadyl side effects include: nausea and diarrhea. This is the first medication to be approved in the United States for dogs who suffer with arthritis. Rimadyl is not harmful to your pet and can help them get back to their normal lives.

Manydog owners wonder what to give a dog for pain. Well there are several options available. You can give your pet medications such as NSAIDs for pain. Some of these include: carprofen, deraoxib, firocoxib, and a number of others. These medications can help with swelling and inflammation due to arthritis and other pain related issues. If you have a dog who is older and suffers from joint pain, NSAIDS can also be a good option for your pet. Sometimes dogs have allergic reactions to NSAIDS so there are some signs to look out for such as: loss of appetite, skin irritation or redness, changes in behavior, and unusually colored stool. If you notice any of these symptoms you should stop giving them the medication and contact the veterinarian immediately. Sometimes they can even make a dog constipated.

Your dog means a lot to you and your family. If they become ill and you are not sure what to do it is important to call a vet right away. While there are some things you can do for your pet at home, sometimes more serious conditions can occur and it is important to take your dog to the veterinarian. They are a part of your family after all and it is important to treat all family as equals.

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