Thursday, 18 June 2015

Sleep Well Tips

Do you often feel tired, weary and irritated? Having trouble getting a good sleep at night? Getting a good night sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health and well-being. Adequate sleep gives your body time and energy to recover from the previous day's stress and help you stay sharp and focused.

Follow 6 simple tips to ensure a peaceful slumber!

  1. Plan a sleep schedule and follow it- Go to bed and get up at the same time every day, even on weekends and holidays. Being consistent reinforces your body's sleep-wake cycle and helps promote better sleep at night. If you don't fall asleep within about 20 minutes, get up and do something relaxing. Go back to bed when you're tired. Don’t agonize over falling asleep this might make the situation more difficult.
  2. Take a warm bath before bed- Sometimes a warm shower can relax your body. Studies suggest that bath relaxes your muscles and ensure a good sleep at night.
  3. Be vigilant about what you eat or drink- A full stomach may interrupt your sleep and the heavier the meal, the longer it takes for your stomach to settle. Eat dinner at least three hours before bedtime. Also, avoid going to bed on an empty stomach. Limit how much you drink before going to bed. It prevents disruptive middle-of-the-night trips to the toilet. Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol deserve caution, too. The stimulating effects of nicotine and caffeine take hours to wear off and can wreak havoc on sleeping pattern.
  4. Create a good sleep environment- Make your room a heaven. Create a room that's ideal for sleeping. Often, this means cool, dark clean and quiet. Consider using room-darkening shades, earplugs and eye masks which are easily available at Health Vistas like Silky World Designer Eye Mask, Aktive Life Soft Foam Ear Plugs etc. Your mattress and pillow can contribute to better sleep, too like Viaggi Memory Foam Sleeping Pillow with Cool Gel. Choose what feels most comfortable to you.
  5. Exercise regularly- If you have a sedentary job, a lack of physical exertion may contribute to reducing the quality of your sleep. Regular physical activity can promote better sleep, helping you to fall asleep faster and to enjoy deeper sleep. To add more exercise to your day, take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk instead of catching the bus and so on.
  6. Manage stress- To help restore peace of mind, consider healthy ways to manage stress. Give yourself permission to take a break when you need one. Share a good laugh with an old friend.
If you stick with the above mentioned tips, your chances of achieving restful sleep will improve.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Mobility Walkers - Safety tips

The saying goes “prevention is better than cure” and is fits right for people having limited mobility. People of any age can suffer from temporary or permanent limited mobility- a teenager recovering from sports injury, an elderly person with arthritis or joint pain.
Mobility walkers support half of your weight and can be helpful for people with balancing problems. But if they are not used properly, then it can result in a hardship. You wouldn’t want to get tangled up in a walker and hurt yourself. Follow simple safety tips to use a walker:

  1. Choose the correct walker- A walker provides support to people with poor balance to walk independently. There are two wheeled and four wheeled walkers which provide support and balance to those who are recovering from any injury or illness. A variety of walkers like Scure WL 104 Folding Walker with Seat, Rehaid Premium Walking Frame, Smart Care SC 966L (S) Height Adjustable Pediatric Walker etc. help in mild or moderate balancing problems. Thus, while selecting a correct walker make sure that the walker has rubber grips for your hand and non-skid wheels which prevent you from sliding. 
  2. How to use a walker? After selecting the right walker for you, the next safety step should be its usage. To stand up- put the walker in front of you and slide forward in the chair. Grasp the arms of the chair and raise yourself. Balance yourself on the walker until you’re ready to walk. Always make sure that while moving forward with the walker it should be firmly set on the ground. To sit down- Stand with the back of your legs against the chair. Grab the seat arms and slowly slide back into the chair. 
  3. Modify your home and kitchen- Modifying your house by simply rearranging some furniture or putting in a few handrails can be very simple. Make sure that the path from one room to another or to the kitchen should be clear of all hurdles. Installing ramp for walkers or wheelchairs and grab bars for stairs can also be of great help. Keep the kitchen floor dry. Put paper towels or floor wipes for cleanups. 
  4. Travel in groups- If you have friends or relatives who also use walkers, try to convince them to join you on walks. That way you can look out for each other in case of any emergency. 
If you are ready to take charge of your mobility then we have everything you need to aid your mobility experience. Just visit: healthvistas and we would help you to make a perfect choice.