Keep your kitchen listeria-free

Keep your kitchen listeria-free

WITH YOUR WORLD Jan 18, 2020

Washing fruits and vegetables right before eating or cooking them is the first step to protecting yourself from this...
Make well-being your new year’s resolution

Make well-being your new year’s resolution

Keep in mind Jan 7, 2020

We often start our year with the motivation to change our habits and reach new goals.
Six important tips before you travel

Six important tips before you travel

WITH YOUR WORLD Dec 23, 2019

If your vacation destination is outside the country, consider taking the following recommendations into account.
Keep your kitchen listeria-free

Keep your kitchen listeria-free

WITH YOUR WORLD 18 January, 2020

Washing fruits and vegetables right before eating or cooking them is the first step to protecting yourself from this bacterium.

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Make well-being your new year’s resolution

Make well-being your new year’s resolution

Keep in mind 7 January, 2020

We often start our year with the motivation to change our habits and reach new goals.

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Six important tips before you travel

Six important tips before you travel

WITH YOUR WORLD 23 December, 2019

If your vacation destination is outside the country, consider taking the following recommendations into account.

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Massages: another way of fighting off anxiety

Massages: another way of fighting off anxiety

Armony in health 16 December, 2019

Massages are one approach to reducing stress and pain, as they provide a general state of relaxation.

Specialists use massage as a complementary treatment for a wide range of diseases. However, more than being a way to relieve muscle tension and improve the moods of people who are going through difficult medical situations, massages have been found to be very helpful for having a direct impact on reducing the physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety.

According to the webpage Saludalia, having pressure or friction on the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments sends a calming message to the sympathetic nervous system, which then helps the body benefit from a series of physiological changes. For example, having a more relaxed mind can help a person forget about their daily problems, can reduce headaches, and can help the body fall asleep easier.

While there are many different types of massages, the most recommended type for treating anxiety are Swedish massages. By using large, circular and deep movements and by focusing on the back, neck, legs and arms, these types of massages help lower cortisol levels (a stress hormone). They normally last between 45 and 60 minutes and they have much more positive effects if they are given along with relaxing music.

Keep in mind

While a massage alone cannot eliminate the source of anxiety, working on the mind and body together in a comprehensive way can help bring a more positive perspective to life.

 Read also: Anxiety: Best if prevented

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Getting natural light at work

Getting natural light at work

WITH YOUR WORLD 14 December, 2019

The cognitive performance of employees improves when the sun’s rays can pass through windows and when employees have an outdoor view.

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Millennials concerned about their health

Millennials concerned about their health

WITH YOUR WORLD 10 December, 2019

The internet is not the only thing Millennials are connected to; they are also connected to their well-being.

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Coomeva Private Healthcare  on the road to growth

Coomeva Private Healthcare on the road to growth

CORPORATE 3 December, 2019

Continuing with the Cuidarte es Quererte model is one of the challenges faced by engineer Marco Montes Martínez, our General Manager.

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The pacifier, a companion for your baby’s wellbeing

The pacifier, a companion for your baby’s wellbeing

Small giants 22 November, 2019

By nature, small children feel calm when they suck their thumb or hands. A pacifier can be an alternative option to encourage this feeling.

It is normal for small children to have a need to suck after breastfeeding or being fed from their bottle, because it gives them greater peace of mind. However, it is important to know when it is appropriate to give them a pacifier in order to prevent this from becoming a substitute for meals or a convenience mechanism for parents who, on occasion, use it to manage uncontrollable temper tantrums.

The website Healthy Children from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers some advice for choosing and appropriately using a pacifier when raising your baby:

  • Avoid using honey, sugar, or other sweet substances to bribe your child to use the pacifier. It is best not to force them.
  • Pacifiers come in various sizes and shapes, so opt for one that has a base wider than your child’s mouth.
  • Clean the pacifier periodically, boiling it before its next use, as this will prevent your baby from being exposed to infections.
  • The recommended age to stop using a pacifier is between six months and 1 year. Using a pacifier after 2 years of age can cause dental problems.

Also read: Precaution with sugar in baby feeding

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Take care of your lungs when exercising outside

Take care of your lungs when exercising outside

Prevention 20 November, 2019

In order to stay as healthy as possible, it is necessary to minimize your exposure to high levels of air pollution.

During aerobic activity, people tend to inhale more deeply and forcefully. Also, some people have a habit of breathing through their mouth which causes polluted air full of particles not only to travel through the nostrils and pharynx, but also the mouth area. As a consequence, health problems associated with air pollution increase, such as damage to airways, asthma, eye irritation, headaches, heart conditions, etc.

However, exercise continues to be key to having a healthy lifestyle, which is why the Mayo Clinic recommends taking measures that mitigate the effects of pollution without abandoning exercise completely. Some studies have shown that the long-term benefits of regular exercise outweigh the risks related to exposure to air pollution. So:

  • Get informed on pollution levels: Most cities have organizations that implement warning systems to measure air quality. There are also websites that provide this information at a global level in real time. With this information on hand, it is easier to decide what days and what times it is best to go outside.
  • Vary your routine with indoor exercises: Indoor dance classes, gyms, or covered courts are an option to stop exposing your lungs to air pollution every day.
  • Reduce the intensity: When there is an air quality warning, reducing the duration of exercise is recommended, as well as exercising in the morning, since pollution worsens around midday or in the afternoon during rush hour.

 Also read: An asthma-free airway

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Inspirational stories

Inspirational stories

CORPORATE 21 October, 2019

Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a breast cancer survivor tells us about prevention and love for life.

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