More and more women are entering the workforce and most of them are moms. Working Mothers are among the most vulnerable to stress and excessive fatigue created by trying to balance between work, family and social life. Stress and anxiety can cause working mom's to be tired and lacking in energy. There are a lot of things vying for her attention: co-workers, the boss, the kids, the husband, the best friend, dealing with their in-laws, her church activities, and even her bible study group friends. It's enough to make a mom feel so drowsy, lethargic or listlessness.More than half of new moms in the U.S are working outside the home out of necessity. Another segment of the working mothers are those who are returning to work six to 12 weeks after giving birth. According to medical studies, women who come back to work after child birth may still exhibit symptoms of postpartum depression including muscle fatigue, discomfort, decreased sexual activity, and lower back pain.AN INVENTORY OF THE THINGS THAT MAKES A MOM MORE FATIGUE:1.Lack of sleep- either overworked or you are not really sleeping well from too much worrying2.Inactivity-You're out of shape and its not true when you exercise too much. Engaging in moderate physical activity for half-hour most days of th week may give good moods, decrease stress, and gets you energized.3.Not eating properly-not getting the right essential foods or drinking enough fluids it needs. Also try to limit your caffeine intake us this will only backfires, it will make it harder for you to rest and fall asleep.4.Stress and anxiety-Too may task so little time. This will keep you on the edge and you won't be so relax.5.Certain medications- like antihistamines and beta blockers, some pain relievers and other stimulants that can keep you up at night.TIPS FOR WORKING MOMS lKnow how to delegate tasklOrganize everything your schedule, your things, your activitieslMake sure you truly love your job, avoid workplace stress or any job related aggravation.lTame your inbox, get rid of unwanted maillMake a To -do-listlMake used of your calendar, jot down the important events and stick to itlPut labels to your things when you sort them out, filed or put into filing cabinetslStay active- a few minutes walking , or cycling More and more women are entering the workforce and most of them are moms. Working Mothers are among the most vulnerable to stress and "excessive fatigue" created by trying to balance between work, family and social life. Stress and anxiety can cause working mom's to be tired and lacking in energy. There are a lot of things vying for her attention: co-workers, the boss, the kids, the husband, the best friend, dealing with their in-laws, her church activities, and even her bible study group friends. It's enough to make a mom feel so drowsy, lethargic or listlessness.More than half of new moms in the U.S are working outside the home out of necessity. Another segment of the working mothers are those who are returning to work six to 12 weeks after giving birth. According to medical studies, women who come back to work after child birth may still exhibit symptoms of postpartum depression including "muscle fatigue" , discomfort, decreased sexual activity, and "lower back pain" .AN INVENTORY OF THE THINGS THAT MAKES A MOM MORE FATIGUE:1.Lack of sleep- either overworked or you are not really sleeping well from too much worrying2.Inactivity-You're out of shape and its not true when you exercise too much. Engaging in moderate physical activity for half-hour most days of th week may give good moods, decrease stress, and gets you energized.3.Not eating properly-not getting the right essential foods or drinking enough fluids it needs. Also try to limit your caffeine intake us this will only backfires, it will make it harder for you to rest and fall asleep.4.Stress and anxiety-Too may task so little time. This will keep you on the edge and you won't be so relax.5.Certain medications- like antihistamines and beta blockers, some pain relievers and other stimulants that can keep you up at night.TIPS FOR WORKING MOMS lKnow how to delegate tasklOrganize everything your schedule, your things, your activitieslMake sure you truly love your job, avoid workplace stress or any job related aggravation.lTame your inbox, get rid of unwanted maillMake a To -do-listlMake used of your calendar, jot down the important events and stick to itlPut labels to your things when you sort them out, filed or put into filing cabinetslStay active- a few minutes walking , or cycling will give you more stamina. But be moderate when you do some physical activities.lCultivate good sleeping habits-avoid reading, eating while watching in front of t.v. while in bed. Keep your bedding clean and comfortable, keep your room in a dark and quiet atmosphere. If possibles take naps every now and then.If you are still feeling weary often and for a prolonged time. It is best to consult a qualified doctor so you can get proper diagnosis. Your fatigue could have medical causes such as:lDepression- usually associated also for excessive fatigue and accompanied by some symptoms liked loss of appetite, sadness, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping among others.lCancer- A thorough checkup can tell if your fatigue can be a symptom of cancer.lSleep apnea- loud snoring is a sign of this disorder. This is a common source of fatigue because it interferes with your sleep.lChronic Fatigue syndrome-a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue even if there is bed rest.lAnemia-blood disorder it affects your blood's ability to transport oxygen.lThyroid problems- a condition in which your thyroid gland fails to release enough thyroid hormone.As a working mom, you must make some lifestyle changes or get the necessary treatment for your fatigue.
He was told during a private father and son discussion, away from distractions. As parents weve reinforced to him that he doesnt have a disability, just a different way of processing information and viewing life. He exhibits minor smatterings of this disorder and medically, hes totally fit and healthy and has never been on medication (though this had been suggested).We often re-affirm how smart he is and discuss with him the many different types of genius each person has. In his case, its the amazing cartooning style he has and his black and white sketches and although totally colour blind, his paintings using colour are also unique and beautiful. I recently asked his permission to write about him and ASD as my intention was to write how we dealt with this as a family, and that someone else might also benefit from it. He kindly gave me his permission and heres what he says:I dont really understand things I look around and see what everybody else in class does but I cant understand whats going on (in maths class). I get very upset and stressed with myself and feel stupid with whats going on around me in class and I hate myself for it.I always suspected that there was something different about me. It was confirmed when my parents finally told me. I feel good that Ive been told, but not good about the ASD. Now I feel more stupid and dumb as well as disabled. The fact is I fall under ASD but I would rather know than not, it explains why I have difficulty with certain things.Dad couldve told me in a different way about the ASD, he shouldve just got straight to the point. He (dad) told me in a roundabout way as did mum and Id rather have been told more to the point and then had it explained to me more.It makes me angry when I tell other children about the ASD because they think Im joking and say theres nothing wrong with me. Its sort of good to know they dont believe me because it makes me feel more normal. ASD makes me angry because I have to deal with the fact I have ASD. When I think, I move my fingers, it clarifies things for me.I really need help with mathematics.All I want now is to become very intelligent.Flowers essences have helped me to calm down, release stress and to think better.My advice to other parents of ASD children is to give them more attention, not just from the parents but also from teachers. Give them extra tuition with subjects they have trouble with, and tell them theres nothing wrong with them, they just think differently. What we did that worked for us:Never making idle promises. When he was very little and something had been promised it became his reality, when the promise didnt eventuate all hell broke loose;If old fashioned parenting didnt work, something new was tried. Yelling and screaming makes things worse not better;Set firm boundaries which were explained and why, and then enforced them;Willingness to try new/alternative health therapies, Ive tried many, some with great success;Turned to brain exercises by visiting a brain gym instructor. Brain gym (educational kinesiology) enhances learning and performance in all areas. We noticed a difference in our son almost immediately and followed up with teachers and after school care coordinators who also noticed a difference;Flower essences;Some coaching but only when he was in the right head space;Listening and noticing changes however subtle (hes quite introverted);Chose an age where we felt hed understand what ASD means without adding too much technical information. Several weeks ago he was one of the top ten Community award winners for water-saving strategies. We met the Lord Mayor as well as the other nine water-saving families of the city at an awards ceremony. Today we found out hes also been awarded a Young Star Award in the category of Community and have been invited to an awards evening in the coming weeks. Hes also in the running for the overall Young Star Award to be awarded in June 2006. To say were proud of him is an understatement. Its been hard work and at times very tiring, particularly the very early years, and has required a ton of patience, thinking outside the square and consistency with our parenting techniques.Reflecting on my life now I simply couldnt imagine life without him in it. Hes opened my heart and expanded me as a human beyond my wildest imagination and for that I shall always be thankful.Michaela Scherr Transformational Coach
Backache is largely caused by sitting, standing or stooping for a long time and is prevalent amongst all age groups. Human physiology has undergone a sea change in the recent years with a large proportion of people spending a majority of their work time sitting in front of computers or desks or cars and other vehicles. The sitting posture puts pressure on our back and the constituent muscles thus resulting in backache.Our spinal column is constituted in such a way that it provides the necessary stability to stand straight and the flexibility to move around. The spine includes a number of muscles that may get pressurized due to bad postures. Everyone of us is bound to face backache at one or the other point in our lifetime, but women in general are more prone to this problem. A Womans body undergoes a lot of changes during pregnancy. During the last two trimesters of pregnancy, the center of gravity of her back changes due to the position of the fetus thus altering the curve of her spine. Bending and lifting are also a regular part of a womans daily routine and are the most common reasons of back pain. Menstrual pain can often result in backache amongst women.Sudden jerks or movements can also result in "back pain" . Several conditions such as Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Viral infection, Bladder or kidney infection, Gynecological problems in women, tumors and trauma can also cause backache.Excess weight or the wearing of the wrong type of shoes can also result in back pain. Regular exercises that strengthen our abdominal muscles are the best solution to treat backache. Maintaining the right posture and keeping our body weight in check can go a long way in the prevention and cure of backache.
The typical pattern of using steroids by the steroid users is commonly referred to as steroid cycles. There are usually two fold objectives of "steroid cycles" ; one, the steroid users choose to take the drug in sporadic pre-determined intervals so as to minimize side effects, and second, the dosage is designed to get quick results. The terms, such as 'cycling', 'stacking' and 'pyramiding' is commonly associated with anabolic steroid cycles. CYCLING The practice of using steroid cycles is known as steroid cycling. It is the pattern of taking steroids in which multiple doses of a particular steroid are scheduled over a specific period of time, stopping thereafter for some time and then resuming the same routine again. Steroid cycles are very popular among the bodybuilders, and other professional jocks.STACKING It is also a popular way of taking steroids. While steroid cycles are associated with taking one type of steroid, steroid stacking involves two or more different anabolic steroids, mixing oral and/or injectable types, and sometimes even including compounds that are meant for veterinary use. Stacking is resorted to in the belief that two or more steroids will produce more pronounced effect than each drug taken individually. This theory has not however been tested scientifically.PYRAMIDING in steroid pyramiding, the steroid users start at a low base, slowly stepping up the dosage with time by either increasing the number and frequency of a single drug or doing so with multiple drugs till the pinnacle is reached half way, whereupon the dosage is progressively reduced to ultimately bring it to zero. Generally, steroid pyramiding is an offshoot of either cycling or stacking though the usage pattern differs from both. Users typically pyramid their doses in cycles of 6 to 12 weeks.However, the steroid usurers are generally aware of its steroids. They usually prefer anabolic steroid cycles spaced out and planned in such a way that danger to overall health can be minimized. Often, they increase cardiovascular exercises or go for post-cycle therapy (PCT) to combat side effects.
Fort Smith, Arkansas is a lovely city with a beauty that rivals the best known scenic areas of the United States. Fort Smith is a great place to live or to visit. So, whether your stay in beautiful Fort Smith is for a business trip, a beautiful vacation, or a relocation initiated by your company you might find you want or need a massage therapy session. Massage in Fort Smith is provided by independent State Licensed Massage Therapists, Licensed Massage Establishments, and several Day Spas. Massage in Fort Smith is an experience that people from all walks of life find enjoyable and something they want to repeat over and over again. Whether your goal is to relax and relieve stress with a slow, soothing massage, relieve muscular pain and chronic tension, have a more comfortable pregnancy, or improve your athletic performance Massage Therapists in Fort Smith can help you achieve your goals. In fact there are several available types of Massage in Fort Smith. The most commonly offered massage techniques in Fort Smith are: Swedish Massage - relaxing massage using gliding strokes, kneading, friction, and striking strokes along with gentle stretching and rocking. Deep Tissue Massage - massage of the deeper musculature and connective tissue to release chronic tension and pain. Its often a firmer massage that is appreciated by those with lots of stress. Sports Massage - massage to assist the athlete in preparing for and recovering from sports events. Neuromuscular Therapy - advanced pain relief targeting specific trigger points in muscles, tendons, and attachment sites. Hot Stone Massage - one of the most luxurious and relaxing massages ever devised where heated stones seem to melt away tension and pain. Trigger Point Therapy - targeted pain relief using specific pressure to release painful knots in muscles. Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage - massage for the mother-to-be helping her to decrease pain and discomfort throughout the pregnancy. Lymphatic Drainage Massage - a specialized massage to increase the circulation of the bodys lymph. However, in addition to the more commonly practiced massage techniques your Fort Smith based Massage Therapist might also practice some other well known and highly effective massage therapy techniques: - Medical Massage - Myofascial Release - Craniosacral Therapy - Shiatsu - Acupressure - Aromatherapy Massage You might even want to try a very special massage therapy treat when you get a massage in Fort Smith like Couple's Massage where a couple can receive their massages together in the same massage room with two massage therapists. Or, for the true massage therapy enthusiast some Licensed Massage Establishments and Day Spas offer Four Hand Massage, Duo, or Tandem Massage, where you can receive therapeutic massage by two massage therapists at the same time. Massage in Fort Smith is also convenient to receive. Massage in Fort Smith is available on an incall basis at a Massage Therapist's office, in a Licensed Massage Establishment, or in one of many conveniently located Day Spas. Massage in Fort Smith is also available on an outcall basis in your Fort Smith area home, office, or hotel. No matter where you are in Fort Smith a great massage is only minutes away. So if youre in Fort Smith what's stopping you from getting your massage? Massage in Fort Smith is relaxing, stress reducing, pain relieving, and performance improving so get one today...you'll be glad you did!