3 Reasons why residential elevator systems are a safe bet

  • Prevents accidents

As time goes by, the aging process tends to diminish our ability to move around our own home.

Sometimes we feel like we are living in someone else´s house and need to plan a trip to the top floor or a visit to the kitchen needs to be postponed until you gather some courage, given the painful this may turn out.

Move around your house can become quite a challenge with a considerable risk to your safety.

Nevertheless, it doesn´t have to be like that. Nowadays we have a spectrum of possibilities to change that reality. Thanks to new technologies and lighter materials, we have residential elevator systems designed to ensure a safe environment, preventing an accident from happening in our homes ever.

Residential elevator systems consist of a wide scale of indoor and outdoor elevator´s solutions designed to make your life safer.

Stair chair lifts and wheelchair lifts are only a small sample of these mobility solutions oriented to guarantee an indoor accident-free environment.

  • Easy to use

One of the main concerns of the people flirting with the idea of installing residential elevator systems is how difficult can it be the installation, maintenance, and operation of these devices, and the answer is simple, it´s easy to do.

First, it is easy to install. Once the install guy finishes his job (which by the way happens without even noticing it) you hardly see any significant difference in your home.

The stair lifts for example; are designed to blend with your home interiors and some residential elevator doesn´t even need a hoistway, which means, money saver.

The interface is no different from any other elevators, adopting the usual buttons we are all familiarized with.

It is also easy to clean and it won´t require special attention from certified technicians, so you and your loved ones can do it for yourselves, saving some money.

  • Add value to your home

Installing a residential elevator system add more value to your house than only financial value.

The comfort provided by it represents sometimes more valuable than you can imagine.

On the other hand, it narrows the competition when you put out your house for sale; guarantee a much-selected group of potential buyers with specific needs very aware of the real value of the equipment and the comfort that represents to have it, ensuring a very low bargain negotiation process.

How to maintain a healthy brain

Eat less and smart

Eat more than we need increases the oxidative stress of the organism, attacking the proteins, lipids, DNA and finally the brain.

Eat smartly increases the production of nerve cells in the hippocampus, the brain part in charge of the memory and learning processes.

A good diet increases the synapsis and stimulates neuronal repair mechanisms.

Practice sports on a regular basis

The practice of aerobic sports regularly helps the brain to segregate substances that help it to improve resiliency.

Sports maximize synapsis among brain cells, the key to learning and memory enhancement.

Daily mental exercise

We need to entertain our brain every day with mind games and challenges, for example; learn a new language.

This fascinating task demands a lot of effort but also brings a lot of pleasure.

Get around, travel often

Travel requires, in essence, a lot of learning and memorizing. Acquire perceptions and learn addresses you didn´t know, new memories. Travel brings a good few emotions, that in the end is what prompt our neurons.

Live accompanied or in couples

A good mental health is about keeping good and constant relationships with others. Emotional transference has many social advantages.

Married people or living in couples adapt best to sudden changes.

Avoid chronical stress

Chronical stress has many harmful consequences to the brain. Every time we are under stress, the brain releases glucocorticoid hormones.

In corticosteroid hypersecretion (Cushing’s syndrome), a certain state of euphoria occurs, and a psychotic disorder may occur.

The best way to avoid this state and eventually counteract its effects is the practice of sports.

Do not smoke

This lousy habit can trigger small brain infarcts and diminish mental function.

Nicotine reduces the memory and causes atrophy and death of brain cells. Also increases the oxidative stress of the brain.

Sleep well

We need between seven and eight hours of restful sleep, every night to allow our brain to erase unnecessary information and strengthen recently learned knowledge.

In addition, during a good restful sleep, our brain repairs damaged tissue.

Avoid emotional shutdown

Motivation, emotions, and illusions give people will to live. It is the engine inside every one of us moving us and making us want to be alive. The endorphins released by the brain during welfare states increases synapsis of brain cells.

4 Plants and herbs useful to prevent pharmaceuticals´ shakedown

The most powerful industry in the worldwide economy, above the oil industry, it is the pharmaceuticals business.

An industry allegedly dedicated to healing the world, but the reality proves something different.

Every year pharmaceuticals’ companies expend more money on the advertisement or legal suits than research.

Why is this? Simple. Like any other business, the goal it is to make as much money as they can. Meanwhile, our health; well, that´s another business.

However, you must ask yourself, where does the medicine come from?

Research labs focus their work on how nature deals with diseases. Keep in mind those pharmaceuticals´ labs really, don´t invent anything. Merely, synthesize compound already used by nature to deal with diseases.

We don´t intend to make you stop using pharmaceutical medicine, but to consider natural medicine as an alternative source of wellness, in some cases less toxic to your body.

Therefore, we present five medicinal plants and herbs with a positive effect on your health.

1 Stevia (stevia rebaudiana)

This plant serves a sweetener and sugar substitute. It is one hundred fifty times sweeter than sugar and surprisingly it won´t cause the inconvenient sugar does to your body.

Medical studies confirm that the active principle of the plant induces insulin production, creating a positive impact diabetes patient’s health.

2 Caltrop, Puncturevine or Goat´s Head (tribulus terrestris)

Traditionally consumed as tea, this plant it is been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat headaches, premature ejaculation and spermatorrhoea (escape of sperm without orgasm).

Throughout history, it has been used also as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.

Recently, a study from the Medical Sciences University of the Holy House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, concluded that this plant also improves dominion on women´s sexual dissatisfaction and proves to be effective on sexual disorders treatments.

3 Dandelion (taraxacum officinale)

This plant is from the family of sunflower, used since ancient times to purify the blood, a Vitamin K provider and a natural antioxidant.

Also provides one hundred twelve percent of daily minimum requirements of Vitamin A.

Among its numerous benefits are:

  1. Helps the body to eliminate waste.
  2. Regulates cardiac rhythm and blood pressure.
  3. Prevents lung and mouth cancer.
  4. Protects the retina from UV rays.

4 Cinnamon (cinamomum zeylanicum)

The main benefit of this herb, often hidden to people is the amazing capacity to metabolize sugar better.

Now you may understand cinnamon´s use as the perfect companion to some desserts and candy.

Egyptians used it to relief gastrointestinal spasms and relieving digestion.

A German study concluded that cinnamon eradicates most urinary-tract infection diseases and have an important impact on the treatment of vaginal candidiasis and thrush.

As you can see, the aforementioned plants and herbs can help to not only prevent, treat but also cure some diseases without the shakedown of the pharmaceutical companies.

However, it is always a good idea to consult your physician and never self-medicate to avoid unwanted consequences in the treatment of a medical condition.

Be home safe, set up home stair lifts and elevators

…because your loved ones need them!

You may be in the situation where some members of your family may not able to climb the stairs easily. There is no need to worry about these, since there are some elements which will make them life easier and a lot more comfortable.

Think about it: it is not only then an element of pure luxury; it is also an artifact that will provide excellent reviews of your home, stair lifts and home elevators. When there is the need of them, getting to use stair lifts and home elevators may have been a luxury item before, but now it may represent the element that can make a difference between easy life or having some unnecessary problems moving around home.

Elegance and technology all together in the stairs

These devices have a lot of benefits for the feeling of comfort and safe that they can have for everyone at home, with a plus of the luxury touch involved in its installation. Think about how much of the prevention of any hurt or fall you can have with these lifts and then you will feel there is no more option for you than such a nice thing to have set up.

Making your life easy and setting the perfect environment for it is not as difficult as some people may think. Even if you do not know let people feel safe using the lifts and elevators at home will be a positive aspect.

Home value up to the roof

Maybe in the past it was an artifact only for possibilities of high incomes, now it is more a need that something else. Either from designing the setting to the set up in an area that needs it is a must if there is the need of it, always with the help of great professionals in the area.

You should start studying the installation of a stair lift, which would be the best thing to do on providing ease at home. Lifts and elevators for your homes and residences are the solution you are looking for, do not hesitate making your family go through the torture of regular stairs. Plan it, study it, set them up and go easily upstairs!

This is the gear you will need if you decide to try competitive swimming

One thing is to want to look your best during the summer by choosing the cutest bathing suit for going to the pool with your friends, and another thing is to have a swimming competition and to need a bathing suit that is in the most optimal condition.

This is the subject I want to touch in this post. What is the gear you will need if you seriously want to make a career out of swimming professionally? I will show you this and more!

The first and most obvious one: A bathing suit

Unless you want to swim in your birthday suit, you obviously need to buy a swimsuit that not only delivers when it comes to comfort but also, you need to remember that you also need to take these additional factors into consideration. Some of them are for example:

  • Whether or not the brand is known for being used by professional swimmers
  • If the bathing suit you will opt to buy enhances your performance as a professional swimmer.
  • Whether or not the materials used to make your bathing suit make you swim as comfortably as you can.

Once you take all these factors into consideration. Then you will probably choose the bathing suit that fits your needs the most and succeed at it.

The second and obvious one as well: a swimming cap

I consider this factor to be key whether you are a professional or amateur at swimming because it definitely is a factor that surely enhances your performance.

I am guessing that just after I finished saying this you asked yourself: How exactly can a funny looking cap actually enhance my performance as a swimmer? Well, for starters, the first and obvious thing it does is it keeps your hair out of your face. I mean how do you expect to swim as great as you can if your hair has you under the constant fear of hitting a wall while swimming?

Another thing it does is it protects your ear from getting water in it. We all know how painful and annoying those ear infections can get right?

2 foods you thought were healthy but actually are not

I consider the path into being really healthy a long journey. Why? Because there are clearly hits and misses along the way to getting healthy. I honestly consider this to be normal.

The problem is when you identify you are doing something wrong and actually do not do anything to fix it so, since I want you to actually fix the issues you may find along the path to getting healthy, I want to show you which are some of the foods that are actually sabotaging you instead of making you healthier.

Some foods may actually deceit you into thinking they are healthy when they actually aren’t and here is where I want to help you in sorting out the good from the bad and actually make choices that are truly helping your health instead of harming it.

Avoid all those low fat foods at all costs!

You may think that just because you are buying something that is low fat you are actually avoiding getting fat at all right? Well, think again because you might be achieving the opposite thing.

Think about it, you might be getting a product that is indeed fat free as they are advertised but, the problem is that food cannot be tasteless because otherwise, people will probably not get it so, people that make these products need to find a way to make their food taste better. This is done by adding a bunch of stuff to compensate and one of them is sugar!

Fruit Juice

You might think you are doing everything right by eating fruits and veggies at all times but, there is something you need to watch out when it comes to fruits.

If you are actually thinking of making all those juice fruits, unless they are sugar free, you are actually sabotaging your healthy eating routine.

So, I am not saying you should avoid fruits but, you definitely need to eat them smartly.

 

How do I know if I am dehydrated? Here are some signs you need to look for!

There are some signs that are clearly seen by anyone when it comes to our body. We need to learn to listen to our bodies in order for us to take all the necessary steps if there is anything wrong with our body!

Now, I can understand that sometimes, we are too full handling all the curve balls that life throws at us and we can sometimes overlook stuff that are wrong with our body.

But, we need to start hearing and seeing the signs our body gives us to prevent any disease we may have from getting worse and if you also want to save a bit of money, treating any issues your health may have ahead of time will definitely guarantee this.

If you start feeling a bit light headed, then…

You are probably and most likely dehydrated. This is one of the clearest ways our body talks to us. Why? You cannot just overlook feeling dizzy and keep going with your life like nothing happened.

So, if you start feeling light headed a lot, and you already had breakfast for example, this might be a sign your water intake is not where it should be.

Your urine is really yellow

Ok even though urine is supposed to be yellow, there is a limit as to how yellow it should be. If you go to the bathroom and start to notice your urine is getting darker and darker by the passing days, you are probably dehydrated as usually the color of urine should be like a light yellow.

Your mouth feels as dry as ever

This one is kind of obvious. I mean if you are not getting enough water, how do you expect your mouth to feel the way it should which is wet? All jokes aside, truly, if you mouth feels this way, then you are probably once again, not getting enough water.

Usually doctors recommend that our water intake is around 8 glasses of water per day and remember, do not over do it because this can affect you as well.

Top 3 hairstyles for weddings in 2017

If you are ever planning a wedding or maybe thinking of attending one, you just KNOW having a hairstyle that is on point is key for you to successfully take the best pictures and update all our profile pics on social media.

But, this is not easily achieved if you do not do your homework correctly. And since usually people only get married once (at least according to my Cinderella way of thinking) you need to get the hairstyle you want right as you only get one chance!

So, if you are planning on having a wedding or attending one this year, these are the hairstyles you should be trying so that you can be as trendy and fashionable as you can be without looking like an 80s teenager with a perm in all your wedding pictures!

1.Keep it messy and floral

I just love this wedding trend and I hope it lasts as long as it can. A few years ago, the slicker the hair, the better it was but now, the messier it looks, the better.

And the best part of this style is that you get that tangled princess vibe adding a bunch of flowers and cute things that come from Mother Nature as a gift for you on your wedding day.

So, get your princess moon with this super trendy and fashionable hairstyle as you will definitely NOT regret it!

2.The classic bun is still in but with certain twists

Ok so I think if you are the bride and you go for the classic bun you are surely taking the safe path down the aisle and there is nothing wrong with that if you ask me!

But, try giving it a twist so that people don’t find your hairstyle as boring as it can be. You can add some flowers or diamonds to make it look more stylish.

3.Make sure you throw some braids into that flower hairstyle you want!

Yes, the trend is to keep it messy but, it is something like an organized mess you know?

One way to get this super awesome trend right is by doing some messy mermaid braids and adding some flowers to it. You will be rocking 2 trends in one hairstyle!