When the 2017 calendar was published, there was one thing we all looked for – guess, guess? Yes, the holiday list and the possibility of long weekends. Surprisingly we have around 12 possibilities to have long weekends this year.
The use of lead paint in developed countries has decreased tremendously, but not in most Asian countries. The level of awareness about the dangers of lead is still low and it is essential to be aware and informed about how it can affect the well-being of your family.
Have there been times you encountered your aging dad or grandparents finding it difficult to hear what you are trying to tell them? Probably age is catching up? As we age, we tend to experience a number of changes in the way the body functions. One of the changes due to this can be hearing loss. Deafness due to aging is a common condition that impacts many older adults. Almost 1 in 2 adults over the age of 65 years do experience some degree of hearing loss.
Most of us need to eat more fibre and have fewer added sugars in our diet. Eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.
Government guidelines published in July 2015 say that our dietary fibre intake should increase to 30g a day, as part of a healthy balanced diet. As most adults are only eating an average of about 18g day, we need to find ways of increasing our intake.
Children under the age of 16 don’t need as much fibre in their diet as older teenagers and adults, but they still need more than they get currently:
- 2-5 year-olds: need about 15g of fibre a day
- 5-11 year-olds: need about 20g
- 11-16 year-olds: need about 25g
On average, children and teenagers are only getting around 15g or less of fibre a day. Encouraging them to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and starchy foods (choosing wholegrain versions and potatoes with the skins on where possible) can help to ensure they are eating enough fibre.
You may assume you should have a dental check-up every six months, but some people may not need to go so often and others may need more frequent checks.
Your dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is.
The time between check-ups can vary from three months to two years, depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are and your risk of future problems.
Haven’t we always been asked this question which does sound clichéd nowadays?? – “So what’s your new year resolution going to be?” Much as we all try to keep up the promise of whatever we resolve to change in the New Year, it slowly loses steam even before the first month of the New Year ends.
‘Tis the season to be jolly (and ready for the new year). It is that time of the year again when family members gather around the table despite their hectic schedules and dig out all the embarrassing childhood memories to laugh at it together.
Festivities are always synonymous with great food, with friends and family around, and lots of celebration and happiness. While it is perfectly ok to indulge in all the amazing food that is part of the celebrations, it is essential to watch that you don’t overeat.
From the term one might get a rough idea that it refers to a combination of the major illnesses/conditions, Diabetes and Obesity. Diabesity is usually used to refer to a form of diabetes that is associated with being obese. And it is being seen that this “epidemic” is growing by leaps and bounds in developed and developing nations.