Pray for Las Vegas!

Hello Everybody,

I have held my opinion on the Las Vegas attack for a few days while trying to wrap my mind around what just happen. I hope all of my readers and fellow bloggers and their families are okay.

The thought of a retiree maliciously aim to kill people, boggles my mind and breaks my heart. I feel that the whole world needs an explanation for this massacre.

On the other hand, I may not understand what lead the 64-year-old to this point. Other than this particular shooting, there have been many other shootings. All these shootings seem to be gaining strength recently and it is scary. But am not here to defend him, I am more concerned about the victims and their families.

Some or most of the fans at the concert may be in dire need of mental health services. Depending on the intensity of the effects, their needs may differ. There are those fans who would require specialized psychiatrist while others will recuperate with the help and support from family and friends.

In addition to hurt and trauma faced by the victims (the people present at the Las Vegas shooting), the world is hurting too. In the midst of this hurt, anger and uncertainty are building and people are looking into ways to channel out these emotions. Some may be healthy and be of the common good while others may not be. Before jumping to conclusions, there’s need to wait until the facts are known before rushing to judge which would later lead to more harm than good.

Human beings are capable of both love and hate. Let us embrace the former, appreciate life and build of our togetherness as ONE, as human beings.

In the midst of this, I would like to say that;

If you are going through a hard time, taking a life is not the best option. Instead, speak to someone about it, and get help. Let’s not discriminate others based on what they are going through but embrace them and help them get better.

Despite the mode of intervention, they are suffering emotionally during to the horrific attack.  We can also take action on this attack and many others across the world. For those praying for Las Vegas, Nevada, thank you if you have not, I urge you to. You are not okay or comfortable praying, you can take action by being kind to others, spreading happiness, mercy, and peace around you. These are just examples, there is more you can do to make the world a better place.

Right now, we need to keep the victims, injured and their families and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

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Caroline

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Mental Health

While living a healthier lifestyle, food and exercise have a role to play. Most people ignore the importance of mental health. In this posts, I shall be shedding light on what mental health entails, importances and tips on have been healthy mentally.

What is mental health?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Mental health includes our emotional, social and psychological well being. mental health problems occur as a result of imbalances in the either emotional, social and psychological well being. in the incident of a headache, we are quick to a pain killer without taking a deep thought of the why. At times, a headache is a symptom as opposed to it being the real problem. for example, having an abrupt headache can be associated with a hit on the head or prolonged stress. the later touches on mental health.

Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Problems

  • Racing heart beat
  • Lack of motivation
  • Feeling really down
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Unable to sleep or insomnia
  • Difficult breathing
  • Over worrying
  • Racing thoughts *at times irrelevant

In addition to other health issues, mental health needs to be aired more than it does. people should also be aware of Stigma against mental health problems and stop the stigmatization.
Mental health is just as important as physical health.

References

[1] World Health Organization. Definition of mental health.  http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/mental_health/en/

 

Top 5 Benefits of Yoga

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.

Caution
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.

 

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Top 8 Benefits of Walking For Older People

As we get older, we become more prone to chronic illness such as heart diseases. Doctors recommend physical activities to older adults to ensure that they reduce heart disease symptoms. They also further explain that regular physical activity is medicine to older adults with heart diseases symptoms.

Physical exercise such as walking improves the quality of life for older adults especially those that have undergone cardiac events such as heart attack or stroke. Walking is a beneficial form of exercise for older people. Here are the various ways in which walking can help.

  • With a walking partner, walking improves social life as they have
  • Strengthen your muscles through improving balance and joint flexibility
  • Help keep your weight steady
  • Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and diabetes
  • With flexible joint, it reduces the risk of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • Reduces the likelihood of falls.
  • It helps boost confidence and energy levels
  • Help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension

Encourage grandma or and grandpa on a short walk and socialize.

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