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It's back to school time and one of the most dreadful parts of that is having my kids be around so many germs and other kids who may be sick. Hand-sanitizer doesn't always work in our favor. A must have in my children's backpack along with hand-sanitizer is Chloraseptic total. This sugar free, fast acting relief lozenges help suppress cough, minor irritation, pain and sore throat for up to 4 hours.
Maria M. Mantione’s Tips on Staying Healthy and Avoiding Germs This Back to School Season:
Be Prepared. A sore, scratchy throat is often the first sign of a cold coming on. Be sure to have Chloraseptic® spray and lozenges on hand to help as soon as it starts, they provide almost instant relief!
Stay on Schedule. During summer break, many families loosen their schedules – bedtimes are later, meals aren’t as planned. To stay healthy when you go back to school, get back on schedule! A good night’s sleep and a well-balanced diet is your best defense against germs that can make you sick.
Get immunized! Getting your flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu! Remember that the flu and the common cold are different – the flu shot does not prevent colds. Want to know if the flu is going around in your area? Visit www.chloraseptic.com/flu-tracker to find out!
Wash your hands often. And do your best not to touch your face! Germs are commonly spread from surfaces to your hands, and can make you sick when you touch your nose, eyes, or put your hands in your mouth. Break those habits!
Relax. Rest. Repeat. If you are sick, stay home and get plenty of rest. If you encounter sick people at work or school, stay away and clean shared items before using them. Computer keyboards and telephones are common culprits for spreading germs!
Stock Up. Stock your medicine cabinet so you are prepared in case you do get sick. No one likes to shop when they don’t feel well. Keep pain and fever relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen on hand, as well as pseudoephedrine for stuffy noses, and Chloraseptic® spray and lozenges for sore throats.
Just the thought of
exercise alone can sometimes stress us out. Sometimes we’re tired, busy, or
just plain unmotivated. In times like these, it’s helpful to remember why
exercise is so important in the first place: stress management.
1. Exercise Improves Your Mood
How does exercise
improve your mood? It’s mostly thanks to those trusty endorphins we all know
If you don’t already
know about endorphins, all you need to know is that it’s our brain’s feel-good
chemical–and our brains love to release
this chemical when we’re enjoying a healthy dose of bodily movement.
And in addition to the
release of these feel-good chemicals, exercising helps you sleep better, which
also plays a major role in maintaining and improving your mental and emotional
health. Exercise does wonders for our minds and even has the power to fight off
depression and anxiety.
2. Exercise Helps You Focus On the
A big part of stress
management is being mindful and focusing on the present moment. Certain forms
of exercise can help
bring your attention back to your body and breathing and, in turn, help clear
Yoga is a perfect
example of meditation through exercise and running has often been described as
“meditation in motion.” Swimming is another great example since it’s famous for
the soothing effects that come from being immersed in water.
3. Exercise Helps You Build
Humans are social
beings, so it’s only natural that positive human connection alone has the power
to reduce stress levels. Exercising
a great combo for getting your socializing time and your fitness time in all in one go.
exercising with old friends or using group activities as a way to meet new
people, you’ll benefit from getting fit with others. Group exercise can
motivate through competition, foster a sense of connection through teamwork,
and increase your threshold for discomfort.
4. Exercise Builds Confidence
When you exercise
regularly, you’ll likely notice a change in the way you carry yourself. You’ll
feel better, look better, and change the way you face the challenges in your
life. You’ll even improve your posture almost automatically.
in many ways, which leads to a wonderful cycle of feeling more confident,
exercising more because of it, and continuing to grow more confident than
you’ve ever been before.
So if you’re ever
feeling too tired, too busy, or if you simply can’t be bothered, remember these
four huge ways in which exercise is a cure-all for your stress-related
ailments. Find a fun way to exercise that you know you’ll be able to keep coming
back to and work at it each day. When you do, you’ll likely find that exercise
is the best medicine you’ll ever have.
Travis White is a foodie and loves
to cook healthy dishes. At LearnFit.org,
he enjoys writing about how to live a healthy lifestyle while focusing on mind,
body, and soul.
Who likes warm beer? NOT ME! Here in Las Vegas, the heat just makes my beer warm and unappealing to drink. Sure, Koozie's help for a short while, but I needed to find something to help keep my beer cooler and fresher, longer! TA-DA! I found it! The BottleKeeper!
Get ready for school and save 25% on Label Daddy peel and stick custom name labels! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! No ironing or sewing . . . just peel and stick. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for school! Remember to label all clothing, books, bags, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These convenient labels are great for adults too! -- Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more. These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide. Save 25% on your entire Label Daddy order - this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFG25 at checkout. http://www.USFG25.labeldaddy.com/
Are you an active parent on the go? An adventurous, travel fanatic? The new Kangeaux walkabouts are the perfect carrier for all your needs. Carry your waterbottles, cellphones and necessities with the Kangeaux. The must have for any adventure. I was excited to receive a Kangeaux. In fact I received 2! Pictured below is the Congaree - Centennial Collection. It was useful for our trip to New Orleans where we walked a lot.
"As outdoor enthusiasts, we tend to live very active lifestyles. We’re constantly on the go, juggling not only our activity-specific needs, but everyday carry essentials as well. It was our own struggle with this dilemma that revealed a product gap in the outdoor industry. We recognized the need for a simple, universal carrying device—one that was multifunctional and could easily attach to a hiker’s pack as a go-to hiking accessory, a climber’s harness, a mother’s jogging stroller…or even to the user’s person in the absence of a pack or pockets who is in need of a water bottle lanyard. It needed to easily adapt to any average user’s needs but also be effective for every adventurer in the field. And that was the fuel that sparked Kangeaux’s creation of the carabiner hook." - Kangeaux
This was perfect for my family and I ask we enjoy hiking and biking. But even you're not an adventurous person, you can still enjoy this multi-functioning carrier for everyday use. My kids and I enjoy using it to hold a waterbottle. For quick walks it's great to carry your keys and cellphone. It's the perfect carryall! The carabiner clip makes it convenient to hang off of any backpack, bag, purse or even a belt buckle. The velcro strap makes it easy to wrap around anything with a strong grip. If you need a gift idea, this will be an ideal one!
I need relief from the pain! If you have achilles problems like me you know how hard it is to walk around when your achilles flairs up. I have a very weak achilles tendon and it likes to flair up out of blue and put a damper on my daily activities. I also tend to have achilles flair ups when I do not use the proper shoes and am standing and walking a lot.
I wanted to try and test out an achilles tendon strap to see if it could help me relieve some pressure and allow me to continue my daily activities without having to wear my beautiful "boot" or keep me on bedrest with my foot elevated.
The MDUB Medical Achilles Tendon Strap is made up of high-quality materials which gives it longer life and makes it durable. Unlike other straps available in the market which have plastic or rubber on the side and will cause irritation and injury, these straps are made of high-quality neoprene & nylon which makes it light & soft. With this strap on, you can workout without worrying about continued injury.
The Patented Crosstrap design creates 20% more isolated pressure on the intersection and then dilutes the pressure on the sides and back. We don't have plastic or rubber parts that often make injuries worst if you fall, in fact our Crosstrap actually softens the impact. Reduce suffering from ankle pain, doing any kind of exercise, or even a walk, seems like a big task. This achilles strap provides a way to do exercise without worrying about the ankle pain. The Patented Crosstrap design creates 20% more isolated pressure on the intersection and then dilutes the pressure on the sides and back. We don't have plastic or rubber parts that often make injuries worst if you fall, in fact our Crosstrap actually softens the impact. Reduce suffering from ankle pain, doing any kind of exercise, or even a walk, seems like a big task. This achilles strap provides a way to do exercise without worrying about the ankle pain.
This strap was very easy to use, lightweight and helped me walk over 8 miles (in sandals) without flair ups through uneven streets in the French Quarter of New Orleans!
I will continue to use this strap during workouts and on days when I know I will be standing or doing more walking than usual. It has seemed to have helped. The Mdub Crosstrap can also be used for various injuries (pending your size and need) Patella Tendonitis Jumpers knee, IT Band, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), and Shin Splints.
Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
A blog of this and that. I'm a Mom of 2 boys, Married to a wonderful man who I've known since Jr. High School. I have a love for design, color, cooking, travel, family, motherhood, photography, thoughts, makeup and beauty, blogging, and online shopping. I am a DIY type of girl. I'm a makeup junkie and a planner addict
A blog of this and that. I'm a Mom of 2 boys, Married to a wonderful man who I've known since Jr. High School. I have a love for design, color, cooking, travel, family, motherhood, photography, thoughts, makeup and beauty, blogging, and online shopping. I am a DIY type of girl. I'm a makeup junkie and a planner addict.