Tried & Tested Exercises for You

Tempo-Run-631x421There are significant benefits to regular physical exercise that can boost your mood, enhance your sex life, and improve your health. If you want to feel better, live longer and increase your energy levels, you need to look no farther than regular exercise. According to the President’s Council on Fitness, the health benefits provided by routine workouts are hard to ignore. Below are seven tried and tested exercises to improve your life.

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The Truth about Low Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Men with low levels of testosterone are known to have diminished sex drive, along with lower energy, motivation and performance in bed. As a result, many doctors are prescribing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in an effort to boost testosterone levels up to normal to recharge a man’s sex drive, muscle mass, vitality and health. Unfortunately, there are known associated risks involved with TRT products along with uncertain safety issues that have not been fully assessed.

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How Young Girls and Boys Learn Differently

27596267-boy-and-girl-symbols-designAnyone that has spent any significant amount of time with the opposite sex recognizes that the brains of each gender are wired differently. While each child has a unique pattern for learning, generally, boys seem better adept to learn through graphics, pictures and physical movements in an effort to grasp concepts. Alternatively, girls seem to benefit greatly when they can communicate problem-solving options when working in unison to find a solution.

Scientifically, brain scans can show specifically what areas of the brain are being affected during every learning process. Overall, young boys tend to use specific areas of the brain including their cerebral cortex (involving language, thought, tension and memory) to use verbal function for learning. The hippocampus (a brain region crucial for storing verbal memory) tends to develop much earlier in girls. Females tend to have a much larger hippocampus compared to males, increasing the impact of their writing and vocabulary abilities.

Alternatively, the activity of a boy’s brain during learning tends to focus mainly on mechanical and spatial functioning. This indicates that boys have a tendency to learn using pictures and movement instead of words alone. Research indicates that boys allowed to draw pictures or use storyboards are better able to add more detail and description in their writing.

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Children’s Over-The-Counter Medications Can Be Very Dangerous

Study-suggests-psychotropic-drug-use-dwindling-in-childrenMany parents often find out too late that some children’s over-the-counter (OTC) medications are extremely dangerous, including ibuprofen (Motrin) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). In fact, many popular nonprescription painkillers have been directly linked to numerous serious side effects in children.

Child non-prescription ibuprofen has been directly linked to SJS (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) and has the potential of causing life-threatening allergic reactions, even when taken as directed. Additionally, acetaminophen has been linked to a variety of serious side effects including liver damage caused by toxicity produced by the over-the-counter drug.

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Autistic Children: The Growing Concerns of Wandering and Drowning

3-9-11-photoDrowning is a significant problem behavior of autistic children who are prone to wander away from their caregiver in a safe environment. Unfortunately, many incidences of autistic children wandering away end in tragedy. Much like the wandering behavior of the elderly suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, autistic children who wander often placed themselves in potential danger, causing serious injury or harm.

Nearly half of all children with autism will wander at some point in their young life. The occurrences are so common that wandering by autistic children is often referred to as “bolting” or “eloping.” This might involve wandering away from care taking adults in their community or at school. Autistic children might unexpectedly leave the classroom without the teacher’s permission, or leave the home when family members are distracted.

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Why Allergies Are on the Rise



According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 15 million Americans suffer with allergies, which is the body’s overreaction to its immune system. Often times, the body locates foreign invaders, which could be a food, pollen, toxin, medication or other substance, and produces an immediate allergic reaction. Often times, the reaction will present troubled breathing, hives, rashes or significant consequences that could be life threatening if not immediately treated.

The CDC notes that allergies triggered by the environment and food have risen significantly in recent years, especially in children. The rising numbers are considered epidemic in scope, because many of the associated allergic reactions involve disfiguring skin conditions and/or respiratory diseases that could be potentially fatal or require extensive long-term care.

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