Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Link Between Financial Stresses and Poor Health

Over the past couple of years, especially since the recent global recession has taken place, there has been a strong link observed in between someone's poor mental condition and financial stress. Financial stress has become an area of alarming concern for medical professionals as more and more people are now suffering health problems. Not to forget, Americans are having hard time to cope up with rising costs of living after the financial recession. Whether the price rise is seen in gasoline, or food, debt keeps on increasing for an average American. Financial stress is now translating into serious health hazards like sleeplessness, anxiety and tension.

Are you among one of those suffering from financial stress that you are having a hard time dealing with your routine matters? Overeating, smoking, or drinking aren't answers to your financial problems. You need proper debt counseling services from certified financial experts that can help you resolve your financial worries.

Are you afraid of rising medical costs? As costs rise and income levels stay stagnant, Americans without medical insurance are missing out on the essential health care they need for themselves. Escalating costs of covering basic necessities of life have made it difficult for a layman to cope up for medical fees and charges.

The first impact of financial problems is going to be directly upon your ability to sleep peacefully. Without adequate amount of hours dedicated to sleeping, you can neither enjoy a healthy lifestyle nor be able to focus on your routine matters.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Childhood Obesity - An Overview of The Cause

I was eating lunch at my favorite restaurant and noticed a flyer on the wall discussing how to combat the problem of obesity in this country. The flyer was supposed to help motivate readers to find out how to change their diets for the better. The reality is most people are stuck in a place of comfort and change is very difficult. The real concern for our society is how obesity is effecting our youth. Children get less time to play outside with their classmates, have more games each year that motivate them to get on the computer and seem to be more driven by the latest technology. It is amazing to see the growing cases of diabetes among our youth. According to statistics from the American Diabetes Association, 1 in 400 children have a diagnosis of diabetes, which adds to a host of complications their young bodies have to deal with if the disease is not managed properly. Many more go undiagnosed, which is even more frightening. The question is how did we get this way and what will we do to change it? It is really important to pay attention to diet and exercise to help combat and prevent this disease. Simple sugars are high on the typical American diet and cause sugar spikes in our bloodstream. I can honestly say I remember eating two doughnuts, a cup of orange juice and feeling the shakes. Those rev ups followed by a sluggish crash was what people used to call a sugar rush. Trust me when I say I don't do that anymore.