You may be asking, is there a difference? Both have a sneeze and a running nose. This may be it but, it does not mean that you have both. inappropriate diagnosis would lead to difficulties in getting the cure. This is because of you don;t know what you dealing with.
Here’s how to tell if you’re coping with a cold or fighting a flu
How similar are they?
- Both influenza (flu) and the common cold are caused by a virus.
- They take about a week or two to leave the human system. if it persists, seek special medical attention.
- Both the flu and common cold are spread from person to person.
- They both have similar symptoms such as congested nasal system.
- They are both respiratory illnesses.
How different are they?
- For a common cold, you will be able to do your normal duties such as go to work. However, this may not be a good idea since you will spread the cold to your colleagues and they will be on your neck for the sickness.
- For influenza, you are not able to do much. You will have someone help around in getting your duties.
- With the flu, your body aches almost everywhere. This makes you feel fatigued. High fever. You may experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
With these symptoms, you are in bed for a few days. The flu is more common in winter and early spring. In case you get seek on other seasons, it could probably be cold.
Flu spreads more quickly than a cold in a group of people like open office layout at once. This implies that you have more people around you falling sick.
Once you know, the symptoms, you are able to identify whether it is a cold or flu.
Next time you catch a bug, be on the lookout for the symptoms and take the appropriate medications.
What you choose to do life is all dependent on your goals and means to achieve them. With the right choice of methods and goals, yields the right results. On the other hand, wring choice of techniques leads to wrong results. All things that we do is directly or indirectly affect the goals we set. This implies that we are responsible for our own progress.
In line with being responsible for the excuses and lots of complaints. This basically shows that when you fall short of realizing your set objectives, most likely you begin to blame others. The excuses and complaints are as a result of frustrations of falling short of achieving your objectives. Playing the blame game does not resolve frustrations associated with failure or shortcoming.
Complaints and excuses move you backward but suggestions push you forward. Stop making more excuses than you give suggestions. You are your worst enemy; Quit complaining and begin moving forward.
Wish you all the best as you set goals and achieve them.
Great day ahead.
Get out of your own way of success
We all have dreams and aspirations in life, however, there are days that we may not be favoring this. On those, ‘low days’ one may experience negative feelings and emotions or behave contrary to the dreams. It is normal to feel down, which may obscure the process through which we achieve the dreams.
On a race track there may be stones, ideally, you shall skip or avoid the stones so that your running. After passing by these stones, running becomes easy and you will get to the finish line happy and fulfilled. You can all relate to this racing track in your life. In the same, the race track is your life and the stones are the feelings, behaviors. The ‘stones steer you away from or off the track.
Since the ‘stones’ are hindrances; devices methods to either get the stones out of your way or circumnavigate them. This way your pathway is clear and you shall move forward towards achieving your dreams and goals.
Get rid of all negative items, self-destructive behaviors and move toward to your race’s finish line.
Wish you all the best as you set goals and achieve them.
Great day ahead.
Quotes are interesting words that spark something us both from the author of the quote and audience or individual that reads it. On the blog here, we have had the dose of goodness which has motivated and inspired most of you to live healthier lives.
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass
When you learn to read, your mind is open to inquiry and you open your mind to the world of education. Once you are open to inquiry, you are more inclined to solve societal problems around and thus contribute positively the society. As you succeed in the quest to solve problems the community around you is ranked successful.
Another contribution of this quote is that I think you tend to be free through education because you will want to know more. I also think that you are free in the education world since you get immersed in that field or content.
Every time I grab a book to read, I find joy as well as freedom. I would love to know what this quote means to you. Share your thoughts on this quote in the comments.
Firstly, what are they?
Generally, a wet wipe looks like a normal tissue however it is infused with some liquid that is used for cleaning purposes. Many water companies have associated them to sewer blockages. This is because they do not break down when flushed down the toilet.
However, I feel it is a necessity to always carry a pack in my bag every day. Here are 4 reasons why wet wipes are essential;
Sanitization and Hygiene
The spread of germs that cause sickness and ailments are more thus require us to pay more attention to our hygiene. Hygiene is not limited to bathing at least once a day.
With a busy lifestyle, wet wipes are a convenient sanitization every day and keeping germs away.
They come in a friend and compact size which can fit in a bag/ purse. they can be packed for a travel, office or even used at home.
Gentle and Soft
Wet wipes offer complete sanitization; they gentle and soft on the skin, they clean out the dirt or germs and also the liquid on fiber dries up fast leaving your hands soft, clean and healthy.
There are specific wet wipes that have been approved as baby care products. they are used for wiping the baby’s bottom more while changing the diapers; leaving them fresh, clean and soft.
I have been buying various brands of wet wipes. I use wet wipes on my hands, face even as a make remover and before and after meals. Wet wipes are not only for babies but for everyone. For your next grocery shopping, pick up a pack of wet wipes for yourself and family.
While buying wet wipes, be on the look for quality products. This is because low-quality products are available on the shelves which in turn may cause rashes and skin irritation especially for those with sensitive skin and also babies.
You may share your reservations on the use of wet wipes in the comment section.
A new month is an opportunity to explore new things as well take stock of what we have and the activities we have undertaken. Take time to reflect and evaluate August, what went well, bad and what you want to continue, stop and probably the pending matters. This way you will be on track with your goals and aspirations for 2017.
As we match into September, do not be too caught up with fulfilling your goals for the month. Be on the look for opportunities which can either be fruitfully in the short term or long term.
As you plan on what to accomplish this month, here is my intention for September:
My goal this month is to dedicate more time to my blog and produce more content.
Share your September goals/ aspirations/ intentions in the comments section.
Happy new month.
Sugary and carbonated drinks are considered a health hazard. This also includes diet soda, which typically does not add any beneficial nutrients to your body.
This is one of the most obvious effects of drinking soda. Fructose corn syrup which is high in sodas has been linked to obesity.
Weakens your teeth
Drinking soda as your preferred beverage may lead to tooth decay, dental cavities, and bone damage. The sugar coats your teeth and gums for a while and breaks down the enamel (the outer cover of the teeth) paving way for tooth rotting.
Too much sugar drains the body cells of water which leads to dehydration. Caffeinated drinks also have natural diuretic properties which are characterized by numerous trips to the bathroom.
Your skin beats out
The high sugar content in sodas interrupts your insulin levels and contributes to skin break out and acne format. The sugar also dehydrates the skin leaving it vulnerable to harsh conditions. Diet soda is no exception; they are acidic which also interrupts your PH levels leading to dull skin.
Weakens your bones
Your bones become brittle and low in density, especially when drinking Cola. The phosphoric acid in sodas leeches calcium which increases the risk of fractures and later osteoporosis.
Despite the dangers of drinking soda, a small amount once in a while is not harmful. With lots of water, your body will be in symphony ; your PH levels are balanced, your skin will be glowing and you will have healthy teeth. Moderation is key.
Running is one of the simplest exercises known to man. In comparison to non-runners, runners are more likely to extend their life expectancy. Whether you are a starter or a regular runner, you stand to reap from running benefits such as a healthier and longer life and clearing your mind. Running can also give you great results without having to subscribe to your local gym.
Being on the running track, you need to take caution at all times. Here are tips that
Walking enables you to warm and get ready for the run. Walking lowers the risk of injuries as the body especially the joints are being prepared for an activity. Consistent walking and increase in speed
Just like any other activity, it is great to book your running time on your calendar. This helps you be more organized and block your calendar. Follow a training schedule and plan out your runs/jogs.
Your body needs a day or two to rest and re-energize. The ‘rest days’ enable you to recover from the cramps. On your rest days, you can be lightly active through walks or take a swim.
The right gear ensures that your body assets are free from injuries. Get to a sports store and get yourself a proper pair of running shoes. You may seek advice from store personnel, however, be cautious as some of them may persuade you to purchase unfit running shoes. For ladies, a properly fitting sports bra is handing while running to keep the babies from bouncing and disrupting your running.
As you run, remember to always take a breath. Should you feel short of breath, slow down and a take breath. BUT do not abruptly stop, this will be like shutting down your body at once. Breath to relax and refill your energy box.
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It’s a new month. I am excited to welcome you to the 7th month of the year… half the year is out. Welcome to the second half of the year… the month is still new and young.
Yaay!! to the pretty (hopeful) new month. In the celebration mood, I would like to wish all July babies happy birthday in advance… yes. You will be adding a great year to your life.
This does not mean that I am leaving out everyone else.. No.
You are all special in different ways. I wish you all a half year filled with blessing and I hope that you make great and awesome decisions.
Last but not least. I just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has taken the time to follow, comment, like, share and re-blog on my posts. Thank you for being awesome.
Remember to be happy at all times…
In pursuit of living a healthy lifestyle, there more to it than just food. With the international yoga day just around the corner, let’s talk about the contributions of yoga to your healthy well-being. Mine too.
The main aim of the international yoga day is to create or raise awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga is said to unify the body and the soul.
1. Builds Strength
Yoga involves you being a still posture for a certain period of time. Over time, it helps the body build strength on certain muscles.
2. Reduce stress levels
The breathing techniques involved in yoga, help in releasing body stress and tension in the body.
3. Improve flexibility
In addition to building muscle strength, yoga also helps with body flexibility. as the body changes into various position, the joints become more flexibility with no pressures applied.
4. Keeps your weight in check
This is dependent on the type and intensity level of level. The higher the intensity level, the higher your heartbeat and more calories you burn.
5. Mental wellness
Regular yoga enables you to be calmer, have a clear mind. It also relaxes the mind and improves your concentration span.
If you are pregnant or have any complications such as heart issues or diabetes, consult with your health physician and your instructor as well. This way you avoid extra damage to your vital body organs.