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CPR and First Aid – Why Everyone Must Learn It?


Date: October 15th, 2019

You never know when you or someone near you can land into an emergency. Having basic CPR and first aid knowledge can prove to be invaluable, not only for you but also for others around you. It enables you to help an injured person and keep them out of danger until emergency help arrives.

You don’t have to be a professional to save lives. In fact, some basic things can keep someone out of danger until experts arrive. These skills can be applied at home, workplace or any other location where someone needs help. Everyone must learn at least the basics of CPR and first aid so that they can be of help to someone in an emergency situation.

A Few Healthy Life Habits Can Easily Change Your Life for the Better


Date: October 11th, 2019

The modern sedentary lifestyle has bought with it a number of health-related problems. Those of us who are glued to our chairs from 9 to 5 and eat nothing but junk food are in danger of losing our health.

Most people resort to crash diets to lose those troublesome extra pounds. However, fad diets are very dangerous because not only can you regain all the lost weight but you can actually gain more than you have lost.

This is due to the nature of ‘yo-yo’ dieting.  The body thinks that there is a famine going on and goes into full ‘starvation’ mode. This means that it starts hoarding up calories in the form of fats. And the minute you start eating normally, you start regaining all that lost weight.

Under the circumstances, the best option is to opt for a complete lifestyle change. You will have to incorporate elements of light exercise along with raw will power in order to ensure that you are able to meet and keep your fitness goals. 

The 3 Cs of Emergency Aid


Date: October 8th, 2019

The term ‘elementary first aid’ usually refers to the process of assessing and then addressing the immediate physiological needs of any individual who has been badly injured or is in any other kind of severe distress. Such situations may arise because of a medical emergency such as a choking attack, asthma attack, allergic reaction, heart attack, etc.

This is precisely why learning basic first aid techniques is important. It will allow you to quickly and accurately determine the individual’s condition and treat them accordingly. However, you won’t be much help if you panic or don’t know the right course of action to take in an emergency situation.

Of course, seeking qualified medical help as soon as possible is very important. But it will certainly help to know the right way to react in an emergency situation. When seconds count, your actions might be the critical difference between life and death.

Activities for Saving Lives That Every Parent Must Know


Date: October 4th, 2019

Being a parent is not easy. In addition to the many sleepless nights, you also must learn some life-saving hacks as you may face an emergency any time. While there is a long list of these hacks, there are some that are extremely important for the safety and wellbeing of your child.

Here are some activities for life-saving that every parent must know.

1.      Helping Your Child If They are Choking

As a parent, you must learn the Heimlich maneuver to save your child’s life if they are choking. This can save the life of a kid whose airway has been blocked either by food or any other object. Kids tend to explore every new thing that they come across by putting it in their mouth. It can lead to choking, which can be fatal if not taken care of immediately.

Make sure you learn the techniques that are specifically beneficial for infants and kids as they have smaller tracheas.

Why is a Healthy Lifestyle Important?


Date: October 1st, 2019

A healthy lifestyle is one where you are eating right, sleeping on time, socializing properly and are able to meet all your needs.

So, what exactly does a healthy lifestyle comprise? If you search for it you will find differing opinions.

Theoretically, you should have one which is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs which focuses on the physical and metaphysical sides of a person. This can be difficult to accomplish, especially if you never paid attention to the kind of lifestyle you have.

5 Ways You Can Start Improving the Quality of Life Today!


Date: September 27th, 2019

Everyone knows that is important to improve the quality of life but they don’t always understand just what it takes to do so. Most people believe that money is the key to improving the quality of life. While money does make things easier, you don’t need to have it before you start to focus on improving yourself.

The following are some easy and simple ways through which you can start improving the quality of life for yourself and your loved ones.

1.     Practice Meditation

 Stress and tension whether related to your job or your environment can really take a toll on your health. It weakens your nervous system, affects your mental health and can even induce chronic pain. To counter it, meditation can be a great practice to indulge in on a daily basis.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Responding to Emergencies


Date: September 24th, 2019

Our life is unpredictable. Anything can happen to anyone at any time. Emergencies happen when you least expect them. However, when an emergency strikes, one must try to remain as calm as they can. This is the key to thinking straight and surviving the emergency. In addition to surviving it yourself, you may also be able to help others too.

While it is not easy when one is hit by a sudden emergency, it is important to keep the following things in mind when responding to emergencies.

1.      Don’t Panic

As mentioned before, you must keep your calm in an emergency situation if you want to get out of it. We know it is not easy to stay calm in such situations; however, it is the key to survival. If you keep panicking and stressing out, you will not be able to think of any ways to help yourself and others. Therefore, try to remain calm and think about what you can do to get out of this emergency.

3 Activities for Saving Lives Everyone Must Know


Date: September 20th, 2019

Life is unpredictable. We often find ourselves in emergency situations in which others need help. Many of us don’t know anything about activities for saving lives and just standby as onlookers while someone suffers.

It is important to learn some basic life-saving activities so that you can save someone’s life when necessary. These activities are simple but can prove to be the difference between life and death until help arrives.

Let’s take a look at some activities for saving lives that everyone must know. However, before we begin, it is important to add that the first thing you should do if there is an emergency is call for emergency help. While you wait for help to arrive, you can see what you can do to help the person in need of help.

Why You Should Learn the Best First Aid Techniques to Save Precious Lives


Date: September 17th, 2019

Sometimes, the difference between life and death may be as simple as knowing the right first aid technique. This holds particularly true when lives are on the line, and you have no one to turn to except yourself in order to save someone.

In some cases, paramedics and emergency services can be miles away, and you simply do not have the time to wait for them. This is why knowing what you have to do will greatly help you in keeping someone alive till the professionals arrive and take over. Let us take a look at a really great first aid technique that you can practice and use as and when required.

What You Must Know Before Responding to an Emergency Situation


Date: September 13th, 2019

An emergency situation can occur when you least expect it.  When disaster strikes, you will more than likely be called upon to help out. This may seem impossible at first. However, it is possible to deal with any disaster by following this checklist.

1.      Don’t Panic

Whatever the issue is, giving way to mindless panic will not help in the slightest. On the contrary, it can make an already bad situation much worse. Panic drives away all rational thought, and will prevent you from looking at a situation objectively. When you feel that you are being overwhelmed by panic, just take a few deep breaths and try to calm down. 

2.      Make Sure That You Are in a Position to Help Rather Than Hinder Rescue Efforts 

The age-old adage “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” is as accurate today as it was when it was first coined. If you see guns being fired or a building engulfed in flames, there is no need to rush in like a comic book hero.  Always remember that the golden rule of responding to emergencies is to be the rescuer, not the rescued! Yes, it is difficult to stand by when the lives of your loved ones are on the line, but you will not be doing the EMRs any favors by increasing their workload.