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Can First Aid Training Boost Your Occupational Portfolio?


Date: May 12th, 2022

First Aid Training: Can it Boost Your Portfolio?

In a competitive job market, having additional skills is vital in winning the job of your dreams.

For instance, enrolling in a first aid training class can help you stand out among other job applicants or workmates. First aid skills are important emergency response techniques useful even in office environments.

Though workplace accidents are not an everyday thing, sometimes they happen and when they do, the repercussions can be far-reaching. Organizations care about employee wellbeing–most would rather work with safety-savvy employees than begin from scratch.
Most times, extra credentials like a first-aid certificate can be the tie-breaker if your CV matches another applicant’s portfolio,

First aid classes usually involve simple but crucial steps that can help rescue workers from small accidents or sudden collapses due to cardiac arrests and heart attacks.

How Can Construction Contractors Prepare for Natural Disasters?


Date: April 15th, 2022

Natural Disaster Preparedness for Construction Crews
Natural disasters can take a toll on your construction business. The exposure and severity levels vary largely based on one’s physical location.
According to researchers, the US experiences nearly seven hurricanes every four years. But news sources cite a significant increase over the past few years. High-impact earthquakes happen less often, but they have the worst impact on businesses.
With all these in mind, savvy construction contractors must create a contingency plan. The best managers don’t wait for calamities; they prepare upfront.

Vitamin C Benefits & Tips to Include it in Your Meal Plan


Date: April 11th, 2022

Dieting Tips to Enjoy Maximum Vitamin C Benefits
You’ve probably heard of the far-reaching Vitamin C benefits and would like to reap the fruits too. Well, that’s fine because it shows you prioritize your health. But one good turn deserves another! It’s also equally important to understand how to incorporate it into your diet!

Biking Safety Tips for Kids: Preparing Your Young One for a Safe Ride


Date: April 7th, 2022

Biking Safety Tips for Kids: Everything You Should Know
For kids, biking is by far one of the best ways to enjoy their free time and connect with friends.

Beyond fun, riding a bicycle is an excellent way to enjoy physical exercise and preserve heart health.

However, this activity also exposes your young one to accident and injury risks. Still, most parents forget to consider biking safety tips for kids when introducing their children to bicycles.

Your safety considerations should cover everything including:

  • Safety pre-biking
  • Precautions during biking
  • Road safety tips
  • PPE for cycling

With all bases covered, you can be sure to reduce the number and severity of biking accidents your kid encounters.

What are the Best Workout routines for Cardiac Patients?


Date: April 4th, 2022

8 Best Workout Routines for Cardiac Patients
Exercising after a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest is a tricky affair because the heart is a fragile organ. The trouble doubles if you do not understand the dos and don’ts because a slight mistake can threaten to risk your health once more.

While it’s totally fine to exercise after a heart attack, you must follow some best practices to avoid overworking yourself.

Also, it’s advisable to let your physician help you identify the best workout routines for cardiac patients.

Factors like the cause of the heart attack, frequency of attacks, pre-existing medical conditions, and the type of prescriptions you take may determine how soon you can resume or start exercising.

So what are some safety precautions to consider when working out after a heart attack? Which exercises are safe for your cardiac? What are some red flags to watch out for while exercising?

What Triggers Dizziness After Exercise?


Date: March 31st, 2022

The 5 Possible Causes of Dizziness After Exercise

Workout sessions use up plenty of energy and can leave you feeling worn out. However, it’s not okay to suffer dizziness after physical exercises. Though this symptom doesn’t indicate anything serious, some cases can be alarming. Dizziness post-exercise is often caused by poor breathing, fatigue, or dehydration.

However, other times it may be triggered by pre-existing factors such as pregnancy, low blood sugar, low pressure, dehydration, etc.?

For instance, during the first 15 minutes of vigorous activity, the body sources energy from the glucose present in the blood and muscles. As soon as the body uses up your blood sugar, it sources glucose from other reserves. Therefore, the absence of glucose can cause energy deficiencies and trigger dizziness.

Keep on reading to discover the reasons for lightheadedness post-workout and the best practices to prevent it.

Teaching Oral Health in Kids: Tips & Tools


Date: March 27th, 2022

How to Train Oral Health in Kids
Mouth care is an important part of daily hygiene in both adults and kids. Training your kid about dental hygiene in their early years gets them accustomed to good mouth care habits like brushing their teeth regularly.

However, lessons training oral health in kids are only effective if you teach the right thing at the right time. For instance, while your five-year daughter can’t understand the complexity of their dental formula, she’ll surely benefit from a practical “how to brush your teeth” session.

This article will seek to find ways in which children between the ages of five to seven can be taught to keep their teeth healthy. We will also discuss the different training strategies to find the most successful methods to coach your kids.

Causes of Fainting, Remedies, and Tips to Prevent It


Date: March 22nd, 2022

Understanding the Causes of Fainting
Fainting occurs when one loses consciousness for a short time due to insufficient or lack of oxygen in their brain. It is a widespread issue, responsible for 3% of ER visits and 6% of hospitalizations. Though some causes of fainting are medical-related, fainting occurs even to the most healthy individuals.

Syncope is the medical word for fainting, however, it is more frequently referred to as “blacking out” or “passing out.” Fainting lasts a few seconds but may extend to minutes.

A victim may experience dizziness and drowsiness (presyncope) before going unconscious (syncope). Victims recover in a matter of minutes, soon after first aid for fainting. If they do not have an underlying medical problem, they may not require medical attention.

Fainting is seldom a reason for alarm, but it might be a sign of a significant medical condition. If you have no fainting history and have gone into syncope more than once in the last month, consult your physician.

What’s Your Workplace’s COVID-19 Vaccination Status?


Date: March 18th, 2022

How to Track & Improve Your Workplace’s COVID-19 Vaccination Status
The COVID-19 jab has been around for a pretty long time yet adoption rates remain low in some workplaces. Now, as the airborne disease eases into a recovery period, medics consider vaccines the next level of defense. For employers, the big question is; what is your workplace’s Covid-19 vaccination status?

Just like any other gathering, workplaces remain high-risk zones and employers must continue keeping a safe working environment.

So, as you run your daily activities, it’s also important to address the vaccine issue. And some common questions include:

9 Lifestyle Habits to Boost Your Immunity


Date: March 13th, 2022

Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System
Immunity is the natural capacity of the body to fight off disease-causing microbes like viruses, bacteria, and any foreign substance present in the body.

The immune system is essential for human survival because it keeps the body healthy by fighting off disease-causing pathogens, including airborne and bloodborne pathogens.

It comprises many cells, body organs, and tissues that spread all over the body and are on the lookout for any invaders.

A compromised immunity usually means trouble. So how can you boost your immune system?