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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?

Choosing the Best Model for Your CPR Training Course


Date: March 7th, 2022

Tips to Choose the Best CPR Models
During CPR training, learners must practice some skills on a human-like model or manikin/womanikin. Examples of such training include; opening the airways and performing chest compressions.

When teaching such sessions, it is advisable to adopt the best CPR models instead of practicing on humans. It is not okay to train resuscitation techniques on a conscious person because:

  • It causes nausea, and
  • In the worst cases, it can lead to broken ribs.

Learning how to administer chest pushes on a conscious individual can also prove hectic because the person must endure several pushes until the student (s) masters the art.

First Aid for Water Emergencies: Tips to Rescue a Drowning Victim


Date: March 3rd, 2022

Accidental Drowning the Pros of Learning First aid Treatment
Drowning happens when a person submerges underwater (or any other liquid)—is not able to hold their breath—and water rushes into the respiratory system, causing impairments.

Drowning happens slowly and silently so bystanders may not notice a victim in need of help.

The World Health Organization refers to drowning as what happens when a person is immersed or submerged in a liquid. If the person drowns and first aid treatment is NOT issued immediately, the result can be severe injuries to the respiratory system or loss of life.

As stated above, drowning can occur silently and the victim may not be able to call for help. Often, the victim tries to keep their head above water, breath, and maybe talk simultaneously, which makes speaking almost impossible.

In the struggle, water can reach the vocal cords and make it difficult to shout for help. If no help is issued, most of the time, the body is found floating on water.

First Aid for Asbestos Exposure and Tips to Stay Safe


Date: February 28th, 2022

First Aid for Asbestos Exposure: 4 Things to Do
Science has made it clear that asbestos is a highly toxic element filtered through concrete buildings. Asbestos exposure is carcinogenic— meaning it can cause cancer, most prominently mesothelioma, which doctors consider one of the worst forms of cancer.

Mesothelioma has quite a long latency span (around 25– 50 years), making treating it quite a challenge. Soon after diagnosis, a victim is given a 12-21 month life expectancy.

Our body senses can’t easily detect asbestos, making it a menacing threat to human health. It has no smell detectable smell and doesn’t irritate the skin when in contact. What’s more, it can spread quickly through the air and can only be removed by specialists.

5 Ways Ending Binge Alcohol Drinking Will Improve Your Life


Date: February 24th, 2022

How Ending Binge Alcohol Drinking Will Improve Your Life
Alcoholism is a primary problem among youths and adults. For instance, drinking interferes with the learning process in students. Soon after an addiction, one develops habits like lateness, truancy, and aggressiveness.

These problems have a ripple effect on academic performance. Addicts also exhibit reduced interaction with people and may end up with many social issues.

FACT: Liver Cirrhosis is the 12th deadliest killer in the United States, and underage binge drinkers are the primary contributors to the growing number.

-World Health Organization (WHO).

Still, the idea of ditching your drinking buddies for sobriety and teaming up with new friends at a rehab center can be scary. Though switching to a drug-free life may seem like a difficult journey, that single decision can bring multiple benefits, as we are about to see.

Occupational Safety Hazards: Which Areas Should Your Workplace Focus On?


Date: February 21st, 2022

Understanding Health Hazards in Workplaces

A workplace hazard is any situation in the working environment that causes harm, damage, or health-related issues.

Examples of worksite hazards are:

  • Wet slippery floors,
  • Electricity,
  • Hard rock mining,
  • Chemicals like benzene,
  • Knives, and
  • Workplace bullying.

Health hazards in workplaces increase the likelihood of harm to all employees and their managers.

But the probability of the risk will depend on how exposed one is, means of exposure, and how severe the effect is.

Therefore, the Occupational Safety and Health Agency has come up with regulations to ensure employees’ rights at workplaces are upheld.