Diets to try

Weight Loss Diets To Try

April 2, 2017 admin 0

There are so many diets out there that most people looking to lose some weight are overwhelmed with information. It’s not just a case of looking at some simple facts and making a choice – you’re presented with strong opinions on whether a diet is good or bad for you wherever you turn. Hearing stories about dangerous diets can be very worrying, and it’s true that some should be avoided given our current medical knowledge, and you should be wary about trying too many different extreme diets. However, there are a few straightforward ones that have been tried and tested by many people with positive results, and you might consider these.

1) The 5:2 Diet

One of the most popular diets of the last few years, this involves fasting or restricting your calorie intake to less that 500 calories on two non-consecutive days each week, and eating regularly for the other five days. The focus is on being more sustainable than a non-stop diet, something most people find difficult. This diet requires some caution and plenty of exercise to supplement it, but it’s very manageable and effective for many people. This diet is also popular for people that want to take advantages of the health benefits associated with intermittant fasting.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is not a form of starvation but a way for you to time your meals to maximize your body’s ability to burn fat.

2) The Keto Diet

The keto diet is currently gaining popularity across the world due to its rapid results. Followers of the keto diet prefer to refer to it as a new way of eating rather than a diet as it is a change that is carried forward permanently instead of for a limited time. The science behind the keto diet is that you switch your body from being a carb burner to a fat burner by increasing your natural fat intake, eating a moderate amount of protein and restricting carbs to less than 20g per day. This new way of eating is supposed to keep you feeling fuller for longer, one reason that many followers tend to combine it with intermittant fasting for additional benefits. Once fully keto adapted, many people reduce their food intake to 2 meals per day, usually within a 6-8 hour window.

Although there are many who consider this diet to be unhealthy, many followers have reported medical improvements, and there are a growing number of doctors that are backing this way of eating including Dr Berg. Maria Emmerich, another well-known advocate of the keto way of eating, has written several books and offers advice on her website.…


Designing Pharmaceutical Packing

January 3, 2017 admin 0

The design work that goes into the packaging every product we see on shop shelves is often overlooked. This is certainly true within the field of medical packaging, as this tends to look deceptively simple. In fact, carton packaging for medicines always needs to fulfil many essential requirements, so careful design is crucial.

High standards are imposed by the government and other healthcare organisations which explain how packaging for medical supplies, including cartons, bottles and other types, must be presented. Specific accreditations which ensure these high standards are met include the following:

• ISO 9001 Quality Management System
• PS 9000 Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials
• BRC/IoP Global Packaging and Packaging Materials

Due to the serious health implications of using most types of drugs inappropriately, usually by accident, following strict health and safety regulations is a serious matter when it comes to the presentation, promotion and sale of those products. Vital information must be conveyed clearly, including all the language used to describe the uses, limitations and potential side effects of any drug which must be explicitly set out for consumers.…

Helping Employees Deal with Trauma

March 9, 2016 admin 0
When one or more of your employees experiences trauma, while at work or away, as a good manager, you must follow proper procedures. If the trauma or injury occurred at work, or on a work-related errand, then you must have the employee(s) fill out a workers’ compensation claim. It is very important that you find out what other services the employee may require, such as counselling and medical attention.

Ensure That Everyone is Safe

The first thing to do, in the event of a traumatic event in the workplace, is to ensure all staff members – and clients – are safe. Next, call the appropriate organisations, such as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Be forthright with your staff, and let them know what is going on. This will quell rumours from spreading around the workplace. Address any concerns that your employees may have immediately, and make sure to follow guidelines and company rules if there are any.

Set Up a Critical Incident Response Plan

Traumatised employees need help straight away. If the trauma did not occur in the workplace, ask what the employee plans to do outside of work hours, if he or she has support, and offer help.

Expect a wide variety of reactions from your staff. Some may:

  • Express anger, disbelief, denial, or depression.
  • Be in shock, or have angry outbursts or uncontrollable crying.
  • Appear numb or unaffected.
  • Experience confusion, forgetfulness, distraction, or irritability.


These reactions may be immediate, short-term, or ongoing.

RSI and Other Common Office Ailments

January 19, 2016 admin 0
Even though office work may not seem like a particularly dangerous type of work, it is becoming increasingly common for those who spend their days at a desk to experience significant health problems as a result. The following looks at some of the most common office ailments, some tips for preventing them from occurring, as well as how to deal with them if they do develop.


One of the most common office ailments is suffering from an RSI, or repetitive stress injury, which as the name suggests results from doing the same activity repetitively over a long period of time. RSI’s typically affect the wrists, hands, shoulders, elbows, knees, back or ankles, and can come as a result of heavy lifting, repetitive motion, constant stress, awkward positioning, or holding one part of your body immobile for extended periods of time.

RSI’s can be extremely painful and ultimately debilitating, with the best approach to them being ensuring that everything from the tools you use to the way your work area is organised, is done with the health of your body in mind, and also that you have health insurance coverage for any RSI’s you may develop.

Lower Back Pain

One of the worst things that you can do for your body is to spend extended periods of time sitting, so it is no surprise that office workers regularly develop lower back injuries. Having a well supported office chair is key, as is making sure that you are sitting with your feel flat on the floor and your legs uncrossed, because without a good chair and correct posture, it is only a matter of time before your back starts to have problems.

Having a well supported bed and pillows can also help a lot, as it will allow your body to recover from the hours of sitting, and can prevent a small strain in your back from becoming something far more serious.

Common Health Problems In Old Age

November 12, 2015 admin 0
It is no secret that as you get older your health starts to go, so whether you are planning for your own old age or looking out for your parents or grandparents, it is smart to plan for health issues. Having made it this far, every senior deserves to have the best possible healthcare and support. It can mean the difference between a healthy and happy final few years and a stressful and unhappy situation. The following are some of the most common health problems that people are likely to experience in old age.


It is amazing how often you use your joints in an average day, so it is no surprise that by the time a person gets to old age, arthritis becomes an issue. Almost everyone will experience some kind of pain or discomfort in the joints of their hands, feet, ankles, shoulders or some other joints in their body. Those who used their hands for work are often the most seriously affected. Various remedies are available, ranging from massage to creams to acupuncture. Some treatments can be expensive, so having good health insurance can prove to be essential.

Fading Vision

Eyes weren’t meant to last forever, and no matter how many carrots you have eaten in your life, chances are that your vision will start to fail as you age. As your vision grows worse, you will need to keep replacing your prescription, which is definitely not cheap, making your optometry bills among the biggest expenses that you will need to cover.

Proper Contact Lens Care

July 13, 2015 admin 0
Contact lenses provide the wearer with clear vision and cosmetic benefits; however, they need the right kind of care.

The type of contact lenses you wear determines the care required. Extended-wear lenses need minimal care; while conventional lenses may require a little more attention. When in doubt, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

The importance of caring for your contacts

The eye is a sensitive area that can become infected or sensitive if you do not care of your contacts properly. Wearing contacts means you should take time to establish a proper cleaning and storage process if you want to maintain good eye health.

Good hygiene starts in the hands

Good contact lens hygiene begins in the hands. Always clean your hands with soap and dry them off with a lint-free towel before handling your contact lenses. Keep your nails clean and trimmed as your fingertips will come into contact with your lenses.

Cleaning your contacts

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the right contact lens cleaning routine. The contact lens manufacturer will offer specific instructions, and your lens solution will also provide step-by-step instructions for the cleaning procedure.

Typically you should clean your hands first and then place a few drops of saline solution on your lens before rubbing between your fingers. Rinse with more solution and store.

Foods to Avoid When Exercising

June 26, 2015 admin 0

Everyone who leads an active lifestyle knows the importance of fuelling their bodies with the right foods.

So what should you avoid ingesting before, during, and after your exercise sessions?

Here are some food groups to avoid in and around your workout sessions, and examples of healthful alternatives.

Seeking Advice on Eating Right

Note that everyone has different needs when it comes to exercise and eating for optimum performance. If you have concerns, always check in with a qualified medical professional or a personal or fitness adviser for advice.

A fitness advisor typically has formal qualifications, so they can give you advice on how to fuel your body correctly during, before, and after your workouts.

1. Excessive Fat

While good oils such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats are critical for maintaining good health, you should avoid eating too much fat before, during, and after your exercise sessions.

Fatty, fried foods can take longer than other foods to digest, so it is advisable to keep away from dairy products, fast foods, and fatty meats.