Extreme Heat can be very dangerous for your health. Please follow the link below for helpful hints to follow during this time of high heat.Helpful Hints for this extreme heat!!! Please distribute to all, especially look out for our elderly family members and remember your pets too!!!!
"An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure" is used in a lot of instances today, including Health Promotion as it is being used for here. But the quote is from one of the forefathers of our country Benjamin Franklin - http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/index.htm
It is Flu Season. A Flu Vaccine is a preventative measure and it is my hope that you have availed yourself of this. Next, keep your hands washed and away from your face. Cough into your elbow to keep germs off of your hands. And you can use Aromatherapy to help in both the preventative and curative phases of this virus born illness.
Following are a few facts about the flu and some of what I feel will help with fight for wellness and defending yourself andyour environment I might add against the flu. The Flu virus is transmitted as an airborne pathogen. An airborne pathogen causes infection as they are transmitted through either airborne droplet nuclei; can be evaporated droplets that remain suspended in the air for a long period of time or can be dust particles that contain infectious agents. These pathogens include, but are not limited to TB - tuberculosis, rubella - measles, and varicella - chickenpox.
In other words, they are everywhere!!! Most people report having symptoms which include sudden onset, fever, chills, muscle aches and pain, headache, weakness, and physical and mental exhaustion. And also the plain old stuff that comes along with the common cold, sneezing, coughing, and n/v/d - nursing abbreviation for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme are more than a Simon and Garfunkel song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og7JS8mcp3c&nbsp;.&nbsp;They are natural herbs, and can help you get through this flu season, along with clove, cinamon and pepper. Add them to those bags of Mini Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones, for a truly aromatic experience!! Use in the oil forms and when used to help with fighting the flu.
Fireworks Safety is spread out as a Safety Month in both June and July, so either is correct and in both preventing injuries from fireworks is of paramount importance!
#July4 tip: If there is a risk of wildfires in your area, DO NOT use fireworks. Follow any local fireworks bans in your area.
June to July 4th is National Fireworks Safety month. It is an imoortant of enough issue to be spread out over 2 months. Fireworks Safety (or lack of) is a big problem. Statistics that can be found through a search of the The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveal that around 9,000 to 10,000 people are treated a year for firework related injuries. The numbers only account for those injuries reported by hospitals. The total number of injuries can only be estimated as so many more go unreported.
Including safety measures to use when handling fireworks can and would prevent a lot of injuries. Education in these matters is so important as it pertains to personal safety. Fireworks can display spectacular designs of many colors and shapes these days. Technology has advanced and it has been applied to fireworks, and we see it in the new abilities of these fireworks.
Only 5 states do not allow consumers to purchase fireworks for personal use. These five states are located on the east coast and one of them is Maryland. Please be aware of your state laws prior to purchasing any fireworks.
Below you can find a list of some basic safety measures to observe when using fireworks:
Buy fireworks from reliable dealers; buying fireworks from a guy who is selling them from his trunk is not a good idea! Make sure you read all the directions and follow them as well. You are using explosives so it is important you know what you should do.Use fireworks outdoors only. Water should be located near by. Preferably from a source that has a continuous use such as a garden hose. Not just a bucket of water!!! A responsible Adult should always be present and children should not be allowed to play with fireworks.Light one fireworks at a time!Do not point them at other people.Do not carry them in your pocket or pocketbook.Do not carry fireworks in your pocket, backpack or purse!Soak fireworks thoroughly before discarding them.Protect your eyes with safety wear when using fireworks.Watch fireworks from a safe distance away.Wear ear protection to protect your ears from the loud sounds.
Louise Malbon-Reddix - CEO of Victory Road Wellness Center and is the Author of: