Get The Skinny: 5 Steps To Effective Weight Loss

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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If you have ever tried to lose weight, and at some point in our lives, who hasn’t? Then you need to be careful about the advice that you heed. Your partner might be someone that can eat what they want and never gain a pound. You might have a Facebook friend that tells you to cut carbs or a work colleague that tells you that they ate six small meals a day and it worked for them. So what is the answer? Do any of these tips actually work? Here are some proven diet tips that will help you to lose weight. You just need to find what helps you and what you enjoy.


Don’t Get Too Hungry
 
We make bad and rushed decisions when we get hungry. So the key thing is to not let yourself get to that point. Eating small and healthy options throughout the day is going to help you avoid that for sure. You should also thinking about drinking plenty of water. Filling up on water or calorie-free drinks can help to give you a feeling of being full so that you don’t feel hungry.
 
 
Know Your Calorie Allowance
 
It is simple maths that if you eat fewer calories than you burn, then you will lose some weight. But in order to know if that is working for you, you need to think about how many calories that you need. Then you can plan your meals accordingly. You could even look at doing a shake diet to give you a kick start as they can be very low in calories. You could even look for ones that are lower calories than Exante to get the maximum weight loss. But figure out how many calories you need and then eat just under that amount.
 
Eat Right After Working Out
 
 
A lot of people can miscalculate just how many calories that they actually burn during exercise. But exercise makes them feel hungry, so they eat a lot of food afterwards, even if they didn’t burn that many calories. So eat sensibly after a workout and only opt for things that will help to build muscle and restore your strength, rather than just eating for the sake of it. So choose things that are low in fat but high in protein after a workout.
 
 
Eat One Less Mouthful
 
 
Just because something is on your plate, it doesn’t mean that you have to eat it. Studies have shown that if you eat one less mouthful at every meal, you can lose around eight pounds in a year. I know that isn’t instant weight loss, but to lose over half a stone for doing hardly anything, it can be a great way to help maintain weight as well as lose weight.
 
 
Spice Up Your Food
 
 
Spicy food isn't going to be for everyone. But if you can take a bit of heat, it can be a great tool to helping you to feel full. It is also meant to help your brain to release endorphins; the feel good hormone. Feeling happy and full up? Where is the hot sauce?

What Do You Need To Support Your Healthy Fitness Plan?

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Many people are choosing to take their health seriously at the moment. Taking care of your health means acting on your fitness levels and working toward improving them. The more active your lifestyle, the better. But it takes a commitment toward exercise to boost your fitness. Working out should improve your strength and stamina. It should also give your energy levels a much-needed boost too! So what can you do to make sure your healthy fitness plan is a recipe for success?

Monitor

There are dozens of different ways to monitor your activity levels. One of the easiest ways to do it is to wear an activity tracker band. These look like watches that you wear on your wrist. They vary in price, but most of them can sync to your smartphone apps so you can track your progress each day too. Set goals, or just enjoy reaching those milestones you never thought you’d accomplish.


Sleep

With all the focus on activity and exercise, it’s easy to forget that sleep is one of the most important ingredients for a healthy fitness plan. Try to follow the same relaxing bedtime routine at the same time every night of the week. Waking up naturally is best so head to bed about eight hours before you need to be up. When we’re in a deep sleep, the body is working hard to heal and regenerate. It’s also essential for a healthy mind too!


Good Food And Drink

What you choose to eat or drink can make a difference. Many people embarking on a fitness plan try to incorporate a strict diet with it. Popular diet plans like Atkins, Paleo or HCG, can be really tough to stick with. You should find out more about them at them at places like the HCG diet official website before you add them to your fitness plan to check they are right for you. After all, we all have different bodies, and we’re all doing different levels of activity. Varied diets should offer plenty of nutrition as well as sources of energy and protein. Cutting back on refined sugars and processed fats can be good for your health.



Support

Make it fun. Add supplements like protein or multivitamins to help you get through the tougher days. These can be quite handy if you have had to change your diet recently. Find a workout buddy that doesn’t mind mixing it up when it comes to different exercises and activities. Use appropriate equipment and sportswear to give you the support where you need it. Finally, look up different social media groups and forums that are trying out the same diets and exercise plans as you. How are they getting on? Perhaps they can offer some advice?
No fitness plan is easy to stick with. There are days when your body rebels and you’re aching all over. And there are days when you’re feeling rotten with a cold or flu. Then, of course, are those days when you’d just rather be doing something else. Where do you find your motivation to put in the work?

Our Day In New Brighton!

Monday, August 28, 2017


Last week we decided to try somewhere new for a little summer fun - bundling into the car myself, Mike and his Mum drove out to New Brighton. Located on the tip of the Wirral peninsula, New Brighton is home to a beach as well as the usual beach-front necessities. Each section of the beach is heavily monitored by lifeguards, and children as well as adults are encouraged to enjoy their time in the ocean.
 
Naturally, me and my Mother-in-law were straight in!


Bump is coming along very nicely, I'm at 22 weeks on these photographs. Obviously, we are welcoming a little prince into our household and I can't wait - but thankfully, while I'm getting hit with the exhaustion bug a lot at the moment I'm still able to enjoy lighter days out. We had a good paddle on the beach, and then headed back along the front to a tearoom we'd spied while walking to go get our feet wet.
 
 
We ended up at the Remember When... tearoom, which as you can see by the photographs above - is a heaven of twee, kitsch and vintage items all wrapped up and tied with the perfect little bow. We ended up here because Gail, my Mother in law, had decided that today was the day for a jam and clotted cream scone - so we found her one. She wasn't disappointed either!
 
 
We didn't get a snap of Mike's dinner - tomato and basil soup - but I did manage to snap his milkshake and the other meals we ordered. Each meal was around £5.25, with the exception of the Ploughman's I had ordered which came in at £6.50, and was worth every penny. We were very well taken care off, our drinks refilled when needed and our food came out in good time.
 
 
After lunch, we wandered back towards the car - which was parked opposite a mini-golf course. We just couldn't not have a go, right? Mike did win, but with his experience of both golf and snooker myself and Gail knew it was a given. Still, didn't stop us concentrating!
 
The golf was great fun - at £6.50 per person it wasn't cheap, however. We played one course (the local landmark course!) and found the course well kept and clean. Little nets were available for when your ball decided to immerse itself into a water feature, and the general vibe around the place was one of order. No queue jumpers, and people kept to the '10 strokes and move on' rule which meant we weren't waiting too long for the next hole once we had finished ours.
 
The toilets however, were shameful. Sadly I found myself having to frequent them quite a lot - at one point, taking some napkins we had spare in the camera bag as the facilities were just that bad. The floor was covered in water, with used bits of toilet roll around, the baby changing facilities were grimy and also wet - and the toilet rolls had all been used up aside from one which was soaked through. A notice on the inside of the toilet door did place all blame for the toilets on the local council, which felt a little like passing the buck to me.. I didn't formally make a complaint as the door advised me to take things up with the council instead.
 
That didn't ruin our day though, and we began the drive back home promising another visit very soon!

The 'Other' Side To The Alton Towers Theme Park

Sunday, August 20, 2017

When we visited Alton Towers last week, I wanted to take the time to explore the 'other' side of the towers. Obviously, we all know the adrenaline pumping, thrill seeking side - but as anyone who visits knows, Alton Towers has a true 'jewel' you can't miss as you enter the park - the Towers themselves.
 
Work began on the Towers as we now know them, in 1800 - originally known as Alton Lodge, it was a summer residence for the Earl of Shrewsbury's family. The 15th Earl, took more of a vested interest in the Alton property and began major renovations and expansions which took place until the year of 1852. One of his crowning achievements was the formal gardens - the area was a dry valley before he worked his magic, hand digging lakes and pools and diverting water from a spring over two miles away to achieve the gardens you now see today. Between 1806 and 1807, over 5000 conifers and 8000 different trees were planted in the grounds, many are still standing tall today.


More major work began on the home in 1806 and it was christened Alton Abbey (although it has no formal claim to actually being an abbey) and a monument commerating the life of the 15th Earl was erected in the gardens in 1827. The inscription reads "He Made The Desert Smile" which is incredibly fitting, considering the paradise he had created in the once dry valley to the east.
 
In the early 1980's, the Alton Towers we know today began to take shape - the 20th Earl of Shrewsbury who was Charles Henry Talbot, began developing the estate as a tourist attraction (but not quite as we know it today). Firework displays, fetes, local gatherings and exhibitions were held on the grounds, and while he wasn't working on developing the estates fun-filled reputation he was also working on creating the first motor car to travel 100 miles per hour.
 

The Towers began to fall into disrepair due to the divorce of the Earl and his wife, and in 1924 they were sold to a group of locals who converted some of the space into cafes, restrooms and other recreational spaces for the thousands who still visited the grounds as a tourist attraction in those times. During World War II, the home was used as a training base for cadets, but they continued in their state of neglect well after the war, after having the interiors were removed to be sold. Now, the whole home was abandoned save for the chapel.


In 1980, the park was well on its path to become the theme park we know and love today as it was developed into much more of a leisure park for the family. The Corkscrew Rollercoaster was constructed, and it took its first steps into fulfilling the dreams of adrenaline junkies up and down the country - The Corkscrew Rollercoaster is now the centrepiece at the entrance to the park.

In March 2007, it was bought by Merlin Entertainments, and Alton Towers was firmly cemented as a fun-filled family destination.


These days, you can explore the same areas I did to take these photographs outside the HEX attraction. Being pregnant, I was waiting for Mike and my Mother in law to finish their ride - but I was anything but bored. The small gardens enclosed in the remnants of the Towers themselves are well tended, and you can find some true treasures if you explore some of the conveniently open doors. I slipped into one, and found the chapel - it took my breath away as I had no idea it was less than 100 meters from an attraction. I urge you to have a wander if you ever get the chance, and put some thought into the history behind the centrepiece of the park.. The one constructed of stone, not steel. Thank you to the Alton Towers Almanac who have a very in-depth explanation of the history behind The Towers, available to read here.

Interior Design: How to Make Lasting Changes the Sensible Way

Friday, August 18, 2017

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Changing the way your home looks on the inside is something we all want to do at some time or other. And there are many ways to go about making it happen. It’s important to take a sensible kind of approach for your changes to be worthwhile and lasting. Learn more about this and the steps you should take by reading on now.
 
Come Up With a Timeless Style
 
If you’re going to come up with a new style for your home, it should be one that is capable of going the distance and keeping you satisfied for a long time to come. A timeless style will mean that you won’t feel compelled to make major changes in a few years time. That has to be a positive thing for your home. Classic design choices aren’t difficult to implement or find inspiration for. You just need to be able to get the details right.
 
Budget it All and Find the Financing Before Starting
 
Before you get started, you need to budget everything and get the money in place. There is nothing worse than getting caught out and having your money dry up halfway through your design plans. That will leave you with a home that’s in limbo, and no homeowner wants that. You can get online personal loans if you need extra money to cover the costs. These improvements will increase the value of your home, so borrowing to make them happen is not necessarily a bad thing.
 
Keep Functionality in Mind
 
Your home always needs to be functional if you’re going to make proper use of it. Don’t get so carried away with the design choices that you forget to keep your home functional and easy to make use of. Without that, the home will be no use to you at all, and it can negatively impact your life and lifestyle in general. It doesn’t have to be that way; just keep usage and comfort in mind as you make design decisions.
 

Tackle One Big Problem and Lots of Small Ones

Rather than trying to take on numerous big projects at a time, you should try to tackle one big problem and lots of smaller ones. Then you can wait a while before coming back and tackling another big home design task. This spaces out the big projects, keeps you focused on one thing at a time, and means that you won’t burn yourself out or spend too much at once.

Make Energy Efficient Changes

Finally, because these changes need to be long lasting, you should keep energy efficiency in mind. This is important because the world is moving in a green direction, and it makes sense to get ahead of the crowd right now. You can purchase all kinds of materials that can be used in the home that insulate it and reduces your energy needs. There are lots of things you can do.

Making changes to your home’s interior design is always best done in a sensible and considered way. That’s how to achieve the best long-term outcomes for your home.

5 Healthy Ideas That Might Be Making You Unwell And Miserable

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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There is so much good and bad advice around about what is healthy and what isn’t. The trouble is, much of what we read can be easily misinterpreted. Key facts can be missing, and we can easily get it wrong. What we think is a good idea and supportive of our health can actually be making us unwell and even quite miserable. Here are just 5 healthy ideas that can easily go wrong:
 
Unwind and De-stress
 
There are several approaches to this good advice. You might make the time to enjoy a coffee and a chat with the girls at your local coffee house. Unfortunately, the coffee is full of caffeine, the cake is full of sugar, and both will have a stimulative effect. No chance of unwinding there! Why not enjoy an evening reading your favourite book with a glass of wine? Using alcohol to ‘medicate’ your stress is a really bad idea. It’s better to use Yoga or meditation. Alcohol can be addictive, and large quantities can harm your internal organs.
 

Change Your Diet To Lose Weight

This is obviously good advice. But without customised details that relate directly to your needs, it can all go horribly wrong quite quickly. Diets are usually restrictive. They demand that you cut out the foods you enjoy most. And they can often leave you hungry. You’ll be left wondering why your diet is not working and potentially feeling pretty weak and feeble with it. This, in turn, can lead to bingeing to overcome these feelings. Ultimately, you’ll have no chance of losing weight. Instead, focus on adding healthy options to meals. Substitute a couple of snacks you shouldn’t eat for something more wholesome instead.


Get Plenty of Sleep

We all need to get the right amount of sleep. Unfortunately, ‘plenty’ doesn’t define exactly how much we need. Chances are you can feel very energised, refreshed and happy with just seven to eight hours. More than that, and you might feel tired, sluggish, and even unfocused. Nobody knows for certain why too much can make you feel horrible. It is thought your metabolism needs a kick start each day so ignoring your body’s natural cues to wake in favour of a lie-in could be the problem.


Exercise Every Day

Sometimes the term exercise and activity can mean the same thing, and sometimes they refer to very different ideas. Exercising every day puts a lot of demand on your body and your time. Staying active every day is easier to do and simpler to integrate into each of our daily activities. If you exercise too much, you may be prone to dehydration and injury. Ultimately, you’ll give up and not be active at all.


Eat More Fruit

Many people swap chocolate for fruit. Healthy, right? Maybe not. Fruit is also loaded with sugar, although it is natural, not refined. If you have to keep an eye on your blood sugar levels, more than two portions a day could prove challenging. And fruit could be more harmful to your teeth, too! Have you ever found healthy advice to have the opposite effect?

Recovering from a Traumatic Pregnancy or Birth

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Pregnancy is supposed to be a wonderful, awe-inspiring experience, and although for most women it is, sadly it’s not always the case. A lot of women suffer serious problems during pregnancy and birth; things like prolapse, gestational diabetes, subconjunctival haemorrhages and serious injury to their babies. All of these things can all leave women feeling traumatized and even suffering from conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, avoidance of sex and a reluctance to get pregnant again.

If you are currently suffering from the effects of a traumatic pregnancy or birth, here are some things you can do to help with the recovery process:

Talk to Your Spouse

Talking to your spouse, letting him know how you feel and how you’ve been affected by your experience will not only help you to unload and get things off your chest, but it will help him to understand where you’re coming from so that he can better support you.

See a Counsellor

Talking to your spouse is a good starting point, but in order to get better, you might need the structured support of a professional counsellor. If you can’t afford this, you may be able to find a charity willing to help, or if you were traumatized due to medical negligence that harmed you or your baby, you might be able to get compensation to help you. So, don’t give up if you think it could help.

Review Your Birth Records

Some women, especially those suffering from PTSD after the birth of their child, find that reviewing their medical notes, specifically, those covering their labor, can help. This is probably because a lot of women block out the details and although they’re hurting, they don’t really understand why. Some even end up remembering things wrong, and that ends up making them more afraid than they need to be. Reading the notes can set things straight and help to kick start the healing process.

Join a Support Group

Joining a support group either on or offline can be a great source of strength when you’re recovering from a difficult birth. Just being able to talk to people who have been through the same thing as you, and perhaps come out the other side, is a great support and a good way of remembering that things can and will get better.

See a Solicitor

It isn’t for everyone, but if you believe your bad experience was caused by medical negligence, and you’re having trouble getting past the fact that the people who were supposed to care for you didn’t, hiring a solicitor to get justice through the legal system, and compensation to support you through this tough time, might be worth looking into.

Although all of the above may help you to recover from a traumatic pregnancy or birth, what you really need is time. It’s only natural that, after such a harrowing experience, you’ll be angry, scared and depressed, but with a little time and a lot of TLC, you will get through it, trust me!

De-Stress For A Healthy And Happier Life

Friday, August 11, 2017

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It’s so easy to get bogged down and drained from your busy everyday life; it happens to everyone now and again, and it’s totally normal. However, constant pressure and high-stress levels will begin to have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing and physical health. Therefore, it’s important that you know when and how to take some time out and de-stress so that you'll be fighting fit again and you can enjoy your time with your loved ones. The following are some ideas to help alleviate stress levels and bring some calm serenity into your schedule.


Spot The Changes
 
An odd headache here and there are often part of many busy people’s lives; however, when pain in your head becomes more frequent and prolonged, it might be time to start questioning the reasoning behind them. Headaches and migraines can have a debilitating impact on you daily activities and well being; they can also be induced by high-stress levels and the resulting lack of sleep. If your head has been causing you pain for a while; visit your GP or speak to a Dr online so that you can rule out any conditions or illnesses. If the problem appears to be the stress and strain you’re living with; it’s time to make significant lifestyle changes before anything gets worse.
 
It’s not only physical aches and pains that can be brought on by stress; anxiety, depression, and mental health issues are often associated with intense pressure in your life. If you’re lying awake at night, unable to sleep because of worry; your body and mind will never have the chance to rest and recuperate for the next day. It’s no wonder that too much burden will result in negative effects on your mental health, so don’t “power through” as you’ll end up breaking down or having a burnout.
 

Learn To Relax

If you spotted the signs that your life is too stressful; it’s time to learn to take some pressure off your shoulders and relax more often. The simplest way to unwind is to stop when things get too much; knowing your limits will help your confidence in saying no to more burden, and you’ll be able to take some much-needed time for yourself. Make sure that you do something that you enjoy every day; it might be reading a book, having a hot bath, or combining the two. You want to let your mind drift off and the switch off so that you can have a peaceful night’s sleep.

Techniques like yoga and meditation are great for unwinding tense bodies and giving your mind the reset button it needs. Take a moment each morning to breathe and meditate to set you up for an energised day ahead. Clearing your mind will help to rid you of worry and negative thoughts; this will help in the fight against stress and the detrimental health consequences it can bring. To keep up with the pace, you’ll need to slow down regularly to catch your breath and regain your energy; be kind and take care of yourself so that stress won’t ruin your health and happiness.

Knowledge Is Power: Birth Control Methods You Should Be Aware Of

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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When it comes to contraception, women up and down the country have heard horror stories of one sort or another. There are urban legends of implants that have got stuck, injections that have made women scream in pain, and who can forget the obligatory tales of the dreaded condom break. The empowerment of women in the twenty-first century has meant that we have more control over our lives and our bodies than ever before. With the vast array of birth control methods available it can be a minefield trying to decipher which one is the most appropriate for you. Take a look at this handy little guide to help you to develop a more of an understanding of the subject. This will be useful the next time you are discussing contraception options with your doctor.


With 25% of sexually active couples using both condoms and some form of contraceptive pill as their birth control method, one would think that contraception is becoming more of a shared responsibility. This is often the case with couples attending family planning clinics together. The onus is not solely on the woman to decide the birth control method even though more contraception options involve their bodies in some way or another. There are many types of birth control available that are worthy of consideration.

1. The Female Condom

Like the more common male condom, this barrier method is effective protection against unwanted pregnancies and STIs. The thin polyurethane acts as a barrier to sperm. However, the idea of female condoms has never really taken off. Perhaps this is because it is seen as a male dominated area of contraception or it may be down to the fact that their use can be a lot more finicky than their male counterpart.

2. Contraceptive Patch

Similar in appearance to the nicotine patch that helps the most addicted of smokers quit their habit, the contraceptive patch slowly releases oestrogen and progesterone to prevent ovulation from happening. If there is no egg to fertilise, then pregnancy is not viable. Although the patch seems like a sensible option if you are in a long term stable relationship where STIs are of little concern, the efficacy does not stand up to scrutiny as much as other contraception methods. As with any hormonal shifts caused by a birth control method, there are potential slight increases in the chance of developing breast and cervical cancer in the long term.

3. IUD
 
The IUD, often known colloquially as a coil, is an implant placed into the uterus. The copper intra-uterine device is effective from the moment it is inserted and works over 99% of the time. It lasts for at least five years, and once it is in place, there is no need to think about it. For couples in long term relationships, this could be a form of contraception to consider given its efficacy rate and the fact it is not a hormone based method of contraception. It is easy to remove and can be taken out at any time should your personal circumstances change or you wish to start a family.
 

4. Injection

If the mere sight of a needle has you breaking out in a cold sweat and suffering from a bout of heart palpitations, this method of birth control may not be for you. However, if you are someone who likes a form of contraception that does not require remembering to take a pill every day, this could be an option. It lasts for around two months and is 99% effective.

One word of caution is that this is a hormone based form of contraception. As with anything hormonal, there is an alteration in the balance of oestrogen and progesterone within your body which can cause weight gain and oddly timed periods. Should you wish to discontinue the injections, your body will take a little bit of time to readjust.

5. The Vaginal Ring

This form of birth control is one of the newer methods having been on the market since 2001. Again, a hormonal form of contraception, the ring is inserted into the vagina each month to prevent ovulation. There is no need for a medical professional to carry out the insertion and you can do it yourself, saving any embarrassment or needless pain. Although you don’t have to think about it once it is inserted, you may find the efficacy of only 91% a little too much to stomach.

6. Diaphragm

A method of contraception that is rarely spoken of these days is the diaphragm. Once a go-to method of contraception due to its lack of side effects, the diaphragm fell out of favour with the emergence of more effective patches, injections, and IUDs. Still a viable birth control method, the diaphragm needs to be used with a spermicide to make it effective. The sheer hassle of this method makes it clear to see why it was consigned to the scrap heap.

7. Vasectomy Or Tubal Occlusion

The most extreme form of birth control is, of course, sterilisation so these methods should not be taken lightly as they render you infertile forever. If you have no plans to add to your brood, this could be an option worthy of serious thought as unwanted pregnancy would be certain not to occur. Both you and your partner would need total trust in one another and be willing to see a counsellor beforehand to ensure that you have considered all options and that this is the best route for you to take as a couple.

 
Birth control has become more effective as the years have gone by. New developments have seen experimentation with a male pill, in the same way as we saw the emergence of a female condom. Advancements are taking place all the time, and new licences will be granted for new forms of contraception in the next decade.
 
Keep abreast of new developments and talk to your doctor if you would like to explore a new form of birth control. Just because you have been using one type doesn’t mean that you cannot explore the option of using another. It’s important to find the most appropriate method of contraception for you as a couple and for you as a woman.

How To Cope With A Temporary Disability After An Injury

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Injuries happen to people from all walks of life. You might be in the gym working out, and you could pull a muscle or drop a weight and break your foot. Or, you could be driving your car to work and get into an accident. These things happen from time to time, and they’re never nice to experience.

Especially when the injury you sustain leaves you with a temporary disability. I’m talking about damaging your legs and needing a wheelchair for a few months. Or, severely hurting your arms and having to have them in a sling. There are plenty of examples out there, but they’re all equally frustrating to deal with.

Today, I want to help you out by showing you how you can cope with a temporary disability as the result of an injury. Here’s my advice, I hope it serves you well:


ALWAYS HAVE HELP AROUND YOU

It’s horrible not being able to do things yourself, but it’s even worse trying to do them without any help. This is why it’s vital you get some assistance when you’re temporarily disabled. Talk to someone about occupational therapists as they can really help you out in a time like this. Their job is to make you feel comfortable and to help you do the things you can’t do because of your restrictions. This makes regular life easier to bear, and you won’t feel so restricted by your injury.

STAY IN A POSITIVE STATE OF MIND

Negativity can be a real issue for anyone suffering from a disability. Particularly if it’s temporary and you’re used to walking around freely and doing everything independently. It’s very easy to slip into a depressed state and start thinking negative thoughts. This will only make things harder for you as you’ll begin to hate your life. Instead, think positive thoughts and remind yourself that this is only temporary.

Whenever you're down, just think that you will get through this eventually and be independent once more. Surround yourself with supportive people, so their positivity rubs off on you. Positive thinking also helps you keep to a healthy lifestyle as a lot of people get injured, feel depressed, and start comfort eating to cheer themselves up. Then, by the time they’re fit again they’ve put on loads of weight and become unhealthy.


STICK TO YOUR REHAB PROGRAM

After your injury, your doctor will put you on a rehab program to get you back to full health as soon as possible. A lot of this will revolve around resting the injury and avoiding things that cause pain. But, at some point, they will give you exercises you can do to help strengthen the area around the injury and prevent further injuries from happening. It’s vital you stick to this and keep doing your exercises at home. Don’t skip them as it will just mean you will be out of action for longer!

Having a temporary disability doesn’t have to be as bad as it seems. If you learn how to cope with one, the time will fly by, and you’ll be back to your old self in no time without any issues.
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